This post contains spoilers for volume 1-8 of Fullmetal Alchemist and implicit spoilers for the entire original anime. The non-spoiler post is here.
The Homunculi, under the control of “Father,” who looks a LOT like Papa Elric, are making a list of alchemists to use as human sacrifices to make the Stone. They are not made by human transmutation, but by Father, which makes the Deadly Sins aspect more sensible. Sloth and Wrath are different from the anime; Pride hasn’t been revealed yet.
The Ishbal flashback is so short that it contains no information on the death of Winry’s parents.
Scar doesn’t appear necessarily divergent at this point, but we’ll see.
On one hand, splitting the military chimeras and Tucker is necessary given that the Nina arc is now in the “present,” not during their training. On the other, Tucker was SO CREEPY in the anime that I kind of miss him.
Al can do transmutation without a circle now too. I don’t know if I ever wondered why he couldn’t in the anime.
Several references to a city destroyed in one night, which may not be relevant for the same reasons as in the anime but, I’m sure, will be relevant.
Very interested in the Xing characters—who have not yet been spotted in any promo stuff for the new anime, right?
Gosh, this is fun.