So I love everyone in Fullmetal Alchemist so far but Roy Mustang is definitely the character that has me most flummoxed. Like he’s set up as the thorn in Ed’s side (and vice versa) - so that should make him the cool and aloof guy to Ed’s hotheaded and earnest protagonist type. And he is? But he’s also passionate about his goals? And he’s a womanizer? And he makes jokes?? And shows his emotions freely???

In short, he breaks every character trope there is, and it is both delightful and disconcerting to follow his character arc. I just don’t know what to do without a stock character type to fall back on. Thank you, this has been a dispatch from the field from a first-time FMA reader.


there u go