reminder that this
is Edward Elric’s mental image of Roy Mustang
I THINK OUT OF EVERYTHING THIS PISSES ME OFF THE MOST WHAT THE FUCK ED WHAT THE FUCK FMA WHAT THE FUCK THERE ARE A MILLION AND ONE DIFFERENT IMAGES YOU COULD HAVE USED YOU LITERALLYCOU LD HSVE SAVED MONEY AND RECYCLED AN IMAGE WE’VE ALREADY SEEN YOU DID NOT HAVE TO SPEND THE EXTRA MONEY DRAWN ANIMATE AND ADD IN THIS DAMN SCENE BECAUSE WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK?!?
THIS DOES NOT FUCKING MATCH THE CAPTION BASTARD COLONEL THIS IS A SOFT SUAVE SMILE THIS IS A MEMORY WHERE THE BACK IS ALL FUZZY AND WHITE AND WARM AND SOMEONE’S LOOKING OVER THEIR SHOULDER AND SMILING FONDLY AND THIS DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE THIS IS FROM ED’S PERSPECTIVE THIS IS HOW HE REMEMBERS ROY THIS IS HOW HE PROBABLY REMEMBERED ROY WHEN HE WAS STUCK IN COS AND IT P I S S E S ME O F F
Have you ever stopped to wonder about Mustang’s sadness over Ed’s disappearance and why he chose to move to the north?
Remember that Ed wasn’t simply MIA - he was shamed and hunted for leaving military duty, and Team Mustang were probably the only people in the whole military who knew the truth. And Mustang seeing/hearing one of his most prized subordinates (and Mustang cared a whole lot more about Ed than the other way around IMO) be spoken of as a traitor and a coward by the higher ups was disgusting.
Also, even though the ‘you’re useless’ card is played for laughs in the series I do believe that is Mustang’s greatest fear of all. And losing two of his important people over the span of less than two years - Maes and Ed, was no easy happening.
(In FMAB, Ed was most likely discharged with the highest of honors. Here’s something to break your heart over)