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This is a short summary page for characters from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its anime adaptation Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Note: For the page about the characters from the first anime, see Fullmetal Alchemist (anime)/Characters.

This page is for the Homunculi.


Homunculi[edit | hide | hide all]

All of them provide examples of:

  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Of a sin or aspect of human nature; and also a facet of Father's personality.
  • Artificial Human: All of them except Wrath were created by Father in order to create pawns and means for Father to achieve perfection
  • Dark Is Evil: Varies among them but generally true.
    • Dark Is Not Evil: Greed, who made a Heel Face Turn twice. And Sloth and Gluttony don't seem actively malevolent, their only desire being to sleep and eat, respectively. [1]
  • Death by Irony: In the manga and Brotherhood, all seven of Father's creations are defeated in ways that reflect each of their respective deadly sins they represent!
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Except for Gluttony, who is bald and Father, who has blond hair.
  • Evil Gloating: Except for the dim Gluttony and Sloth, all of them are frequent perpetrators of this.
  • Five-Bad Band:
  • Healing Factor: Can recover from fatal injuries without much problem. However, "killing" them enough times exhausts their factor and renders them dead for real. Due to the method of his creation and the effects on his body it had, Wrath is the exception.
  • Hero-Killer: Hughes, Greed's men, Old Man Fu, Bucaneer and the countless victims of the Isblian War done by Wrath /King Bradley and Envy
  • Humanoid Abomination: All are sociopaths (except arguably Greed and Sloth) made through unnatural means with superhuman powers fueled by a stone filled to the brim with disembodied souls screaming in despair.
  • It's All About Me: Especially Father
  • Lack of Empathy: In varying degrees depending on the individual--Greed's definitely the least so in this aspect and Pride and Father are definitely the most.
  • Moral Myopia: Ed calls this out to Pride and Ling does so to Greed as well
  • Our Homunculi Are Different: Obviously.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: More like powered by a forsaken population of countless souls
  • Really Seven Hundred Years Old: All of the first 6 were created centuries ago by Father who himself is over 400 years old. Wrath and the Second Greed avert this rule.
  • Red Right Hand: Their ouroboros tattoos.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Each of their code names only King Bradley and Selim have names to the public eye are named after one because they are split from Father in order to become the perfect being. They also all die in manners similar to the punishments in Dante's Inferno.
  • Tangled Family Tree: Father is Ed and Al's much-older half-brother, if he's anything, and his 'children,' the Homunculi, are their nephews and niece. Despite being older. In one of the omakes they even try and beg a couple years of pocket money out of him.


Father/Homunculus[edit | hide]

Affiliation: Amestris Military/Homunculi
Speciality: Perfect Alchemy/Immortality

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The creator and leader of the homunculi. His true name is Homunculus--he was the first artificial human, having a body made out of Philosopher's Stone, and all other homunculi are pieces of him. He is almost identical to Hohenheim, since he was created from Hohenheim's blood back in Xerxes. Was responsible for the destruction of Xerxes, which gave him immortality. He spread a corrupted form of Xerxes alchemy to Amestris.

Voiced by: Iemasa Kayumi (JP), Kent Williams (EN)


  • Abusive Parents: Burning Greed alive in a vat of molten metal, for one thing. He raises his children specifically to act as pawns in his plan.
    • He doesn't care when any of the homunculi die. He just keeps them around because they're useful. Ed eventually points this out to the physically crumbling Pride, whom Father abandons in order to go replenish his own philosopher's stone.
  • And I Must Scream: His final fate.
  • Anti-Magic: He can turn off alchemy. Not just the alchemy of one person, but all the alchemy in the country. This only applies to Amestrian alchemy, so people like Scar or May Chang are immune to this.
    • This is because all the Amestrians have to go through a layer of his Philosopher's Stone to draw on energy. Once Scar activates a circle that nullifies it, Ed and Al resume throwing things at him.
  • Archnemesis Dad: To Greed
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: "Despair for the conceited".
  • Big Bad
  • Bishonen see One-Winged Angel, below
  • Bishounen Line: Form 1--A tiny black blob with one eye. Form 2--An elderly man. Form 3--A human-shaped Living Shadow covered in eyes. Form 4--A miles-tall one-eyed giant. Form 5--A golden-haired youth. Form 6--A vein-covered, white-haired youth. Form 7--Back to Form 1.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil: Only in his Old Man Form and his Final Form his True Form did not have hair as well as his Blob Form and Giant Cyclops Form
  • Body Horror: He can do some really creepy stuff with it, especially when helping his Homunculi.
  • The Chessmaster: With four hundred years of planning behind him.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He comes off as one, but only because his concerns are so far above humans' that they can rarely understand his thought processes.
  • Creative Sterility: When it's pointed out to him that all he does is mimic humans, his response is essentially "Fuck you."
  • Dark Is Evil/Light Is Not Good: Started as a flask-dwelling creepy little black blob and afterwards reshaped his body into looking like Hohenheim's, meaning he became a noble looking old man wearing white robes, invoking traditional depictions of Top Gods. Afterwards, he became a human sized black blob with eyes everywhere. Then he became a gigantic cyclops. And THEN he reshaped his body once more into becoming a sexy teenage version of Hohenheim; the only consensus to be made out of this is that he is dark but prefers more attractive forms.
    • Taken further to an extent in the anime. Whenever we're shown Father's lair, it seems to glow with a strange silver light. When he sheds his human form and becomes the black blob during his fight with Hohenheim, the room becomes much darker, almost insinuating that his old body had been emitting that light.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: During his early days as the "shadow in the flask", he was obviously up to no good but unfortunately no one in Xerxes picked up on it enough to avoid becoming an Unwitting Pawn.
  • Dragged Off to Hell: Or the nearest equivalent in this universe.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He appears twice, each time for only a moment, in the first episode when he detects the Freezing Alchemist's huge transmutation circle in Central.
  • Eldritch Abomination: His true form, a human-shaped blob of Living Shadow covered in massive eyes and mouths.
  • Elemental Powers: He gains a few after consuming The Truth.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Hohenheim. They have contrasting appearance and goals and philosphy.
  • Evil Plan: To achieve 'perfection'. Hohenteim states its actually To escape his flask which only made bigger after the depopulation of Xerxes.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: His True Form
  • Faux Affably Evil: Though he drops the facade after his first few appearances.
  • Gambit Roulette: Manipulating the development of an entire country to suit his plans.
  • A Glass of Chianti: He swivels a glass around at one point, although that's not wine he's drinking
  • A God Am I: Has this attitude throughout the manga; he believes all other life forms are too far beneath him to even be worthy of contempt. Accomplishes it for real, but not for very long.
  • Good Powers, Bad People: Can pretty much heal any injury instantly because he is a living Philosopher's Stone. Also counts as subverting No Cure for Evil.
  • Grandpa God: His appearance definitely invokes this, but he's really more like Satan than anything.
  • Hair Antennae
  • Human Resources: Ignoring the obvious, we get to see essentially how the Homunculi are born in Chapter 106. When Hohenheim makes a comment about Father's Creative Sterility, he recreates the bodies of the Xerxes souls... right before melting them down AGAIN and turning them in a Wave Motion Gun. It Makes Sense in Context, I swear.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: His initial reason for all he's done is wanting to escape the flask.
  • Immortality Immorality: The Philosopher's Stone is made by melting down the bodies of living people and trapping their souls within a red liquid.
  • Ironic Echo: During the final battle, he talks of how despair is truth. After he's defeated and sent back to the gate, the physical interpretation of "Truth" throws these words right back at him before the gate pulls him in.
    • Also right before getting sucked back to the gate, he yells how he wishes to know everything and be free. Little does he realize that he actually gained everything he wanted when he got a physical body. Regardless, he chooses to imprison himself down the central command of Amestris, cutting contact with everyone else and therefore becoming no different from the time when he was living inside a small flask.
  • Ironic Hell: "Despair for the conceited"
  • Literal Split Personality/Me's a Crowd: He "perfected" his soul by splitting off parts of it into separate bodies ( in this case, the parts corresponding to the seven deadly sins). Rather than destroying the beings created by this separation, he kept them around to do his dirty work for him.
  • Loin Cloth
  • Man Behind the Man: More like "man behind the military".
  • Manipulative Bastard: One of his last tricks involves calmly having the rotting, moaning population of Xerxes emerge from his body. As a distraction.
  • Name's the Same: No, he's not the Big Bad from Codename: Kids Next Door, although their roles in their respective series are surprisingly similar.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Well, it's more like absorbing everyone in Xerxes and Amestris for the power of a god, which puts them in an And I Must Scream scenario, but the effect is pretty similar.
  • One-Winged Angel: In chapter 97, Hohenheim gets the souls forming his body to "vomit him up", revealing his true form, a Living Shadow in the shape of a man, covered in eyes. He undergoes a second transformation when his "perfect" form is that of Hohenheim as an adolescent.
  • Phlebotinum Overload: After the 50 million Amestrian souls are removed from him, Hohemheim invokes this on him, pointing out that "the few Xerxian souls [he has] left aren't enough to contain [his] so-called 'God'". After a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown from the combined forces of the entire Briggs army, a blinded Roy Mustang, Greed and finally Edward Elric (with his arm restored) completely depletes his philosopher's stone, the power of God causes him to immediately implode.
  • Pure Is Not Good: He claims to have purified himself of emotions by giving those aspects of himself to his "children", but as noted by Hohenheim, he's probably worse now than he was when he had those emotions.
    • Though it's stated numerous times that Father has expelled all of his sins, it's interesting to note he acts in a way similar to that of the sins: He seeks power at all costs (Greed); views humans as "ants" (Pride); devours his home cooked meals with no self control (Gluttony); has a desire for a family like humans (Envy); prefers to let others do his bidding for him (Sloth); feels anger towards any opposition, principally Hohenheim (Wrath); and shows complete disregard and manipulation of human beings (Lust); so perhaps he didn't really lose them.
  • Satan: He is the secret chief commander of a deep shadow cult conspiracy using a country run by a military industrial dictatorship with a sinisterly-manipulated source of prosperity and power, ALL essentially his doing. In spite of being responsible for all of the known mass bloodshed within the series universe, few know that he or his conspiracy even exists. His seed homunculi, surrounded in occult symbolism the whole nine yards, largely born as the results and walking icons of every single vice known to man and to his own personality, refer to him as "Father". He's about ten insidious layers of misguiding light, and that's putting it mildly. The King of Xerxes made a deal with him to become immortal at the expense of the freedom of every soul in his own entire nation only to quickly find out the hard way how Faustian it really was for himself, and Solf J. Kimblee is heavily implied to have wagered his own soul in a way just to see how the homunculi's games would play out; knowing this makes it fairly easy to connect the dots about all the main officers in Central Command. Still not convinced this guy's pretty much the FMA version of the "morning star"? Fine. His ultimate goal/desire is to conquer and replace God.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Hohenheim.
  • Stepford Smiler: As the Dwarf in the Flask. He needed to be this to fool Hohenheim into going along with his plan.
  • Third Eye: Although his true form has a lot more eyes than that, he's shown a couple of times forming a third eye on his forehead and pulling out a spare philosopher's stone.
  • Tin Man: Although he claims to have no emotions he actually does display them, sometimes as seemingly friendly ditziness, but also anger and great cruelty. If anything, it's more like his emotions are fairly low key. Hohenheim points out that while he claims to not want a family, the fact that he created seven "children" and had them call him Father betray his motives.
    • Which takes Envy's entire existence into Fridge Brilliance if you think about it.
    • It also foreshadows that Greed actually wants friends since he acts friendly after absorbing Greed; once he gives Greed to Ling he becomes a complete monster again.
  • Trickster: In his earliest days.
  • Truly Single Parent: Each one of the Homunculi is born from him. Each is a representation of one of his sins, or so he claims.
  • The Unfettered: He sees everyone, enemy and ally alike, as pawns or stepping stones to his goal.
  • Vocal Dissonance: In the anime, he keeps his "elderly man" voice even after transforming into his sexy younger form.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Undergoes a minor one in chapter 105, when he is Out-Gambitted by Hohenheim.
    • He then has a major one in 107, when he loses control of God.
  • Zerg Rush: It takes the combined efforts of Ed, Izumi, Mustang, Hawkeye, Major Armstrong, Zampano, Lan Fan, Darius, Greed/Ling, and an entire military company just to wear him down to the point to where Ed can move in to close combat.


Lust[edit | hide]

Affiliation: Homunculi
Speciality: Spears

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A seductress of immense beauty and cruelty. Father's emissary to his pawns.

Voiced by: Yuko Sato (JP - 2003 Anime), Kikuko Inoue (JP - 2009 Anime), Laura Bailey (EN)



Gluttony[edit | hide]

Affiliation: Homunculi
Speciality: Eating Everything/Imperfect Gate

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A simpleton who loves to eat, and will eat anything. A heavy-hitter who plays backup to the other Homunculi as needed. Has an odd, symbiotic relationship with Lust in both the manga and anime.

Voiced by: Yasuhiro Takato (JP - 2003 Anime), Tetsu Shiratori (JP - 2009 Anime), Chris Cason (EN)


Envy[edit | hide]

Affiliation: Amestris Military/Homunculi
Rank: Any
Speciality: Shapeshifting

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A misanthropic little psychopathic shape-shifter. If Envy can Kick the Dog, Envy will. Father's chief spy and instigator.

For the sake of clarity, Envy will not be referred to by any gender-specific pronouns.

Voiced by: Mayumi Yamaguchi (JP - 2003 Anime), Minami Takayama (JP - 2009 Anime), Wendy Powell (EN)



Greed[edit | hide]

Affiliation: Homunculi (formerly)/Devil's Nest
Speciality: Ultimate Shield

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A homunculus so greedy he won't play second fiddle to anyone, not even his creator. Bodyguard and watchdog to Father, that is until he goes rogue.

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (JP - 2003 Anime) Yuuichi Nakamura (JP - 2009 Anime), Chris Patton (EN), Troy Baker (Second Greed, EN)


  • Affably Evil: He's undeniably the most polite, classy, and the least violent Homunculus of all. Greed even once showed some condolence towards Al when given the false impression that "the brother that attached his soul to the armor" was actually dead and was a touchy subject.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Inverted, his ambition was what drove him to separate from Father and become an Anti-Villain.
  • Anti-Villain: Type I --> Anti-Hero: Type IV
  • Back from the Dead: An unusual variant as Father "absorbed" him and then later injected him into Ling. At first you could think of the second incarnation as a different person, with Greed himself trying to assert that, but he eventually regains the first one's memories.
  • Badass
  • Bad Guy Bar: The Devil's Nest, his hideout.
  • Benevolent Boss: To his minions--or, as he calls them, "possessions".
  • Big No: After killing Bido triggers him to regain the memories of the rest of his fallen comrades, it leads him into an Anti-Heroic BSOD.
  • Book Ends: Is both the first and last of the "sin" homunculus to die in the series..
  • Catch Phrase: "I'm called Greed, because I'm greedy. I want money, I want power, I want women, I WANT EVERYTHING!"
    • Let's not forget "There's no such thing as 'no such thing.'"
  • Code Name: The Ultimate Shield
  • Cool Shades
  • Cradling Your Kill: Does this to Bido, right before his Big No.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: When he defects from the other Homunculi and eventually sides with the good guys.
  • Death by Irony: Greed 1 was boiled down for his most valuable part.
    • Greed 2 died performing a selfless act and, in his last words, stated that he had gotten all that he could ever want.
  • Defector From Decadence
  • Defiant to the End: He mocks Father and his siblings and laughs like a madman as Father kills him.
    • Twice.
  • Demonic Possession: Of Ling.
  • The Dog Bites Back: The only Homunculus to openly rebel against Father. In the final fight, he goes as far as to pull a Heroic Sacrifice in order to weaken Father for a final blow
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap: Of the psychological variety- his vanity keeps him from covering his good-looking face with the Ultimate Shield if he can possibly avoid it, even when fighting Wrath.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome
  • Even Evil Has Standards
  • Evil Laugh (or at least Evil Chuckle): very frequently in Brotherhood.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Not in the dub, though.
    • It is now, as Troy Baker voices his second iteration. Also kind of a subversion when you think how his voice was switched to a deeper one in the incarnation that was destined to fight alongside the heroes.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Sort of.
  • Foil / Shadow Archetype: To both Ling and Wrath.
  • Game Face: He looks very different when he extends the Ultimate Shield over his head.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Both his first and second incarnations in the manga and Brotherhood. The second is more a traditional example.
  • Greed: Obviously.
  • Handsome Lech
  • Heel Face Turn
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: A variant, since the Ultimate Shield is less armor than it is a part of him, but he never extends it to cover his head, and rarely even his neck, unless he absolutely has no other choice. He says it's because it obscures his pretty face (and to be fair, it does), so this also makes his vanity a Drama-Preserving Handicap
  • Hunter of His Own Kind
  • I Just Want to Be Loved/I Just Want to Have Friends: What turns out to be his truest desire
  • Immortality: His goal in life.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Mr. Ultimate Shield", by Lust.
  • Instant Armor
  • It's All About Me: While a more positive spin could be placed on his actions than the one on that page (see trope below), he is, by the nature of the sin he represents, undeniably a massive egomaniac.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold/Hidden Heart of Gold: He's a selfish greedy (well, it's his NAME) bastard for sure, but he's also shown to genuinely care for his subordinates and he does have a sense of honor.... even if he tries his very hardest to deny it or justify it as his way of keeping his "possessions" in top condition. Also worth noting is that by having the chimeras work for him, he was accepting those who would've very likely otherwise been shunned from society.
  • A Lady on Each Arm: How he's introduced.
  • Lightning Bruiser: The Second Greed was able to fight on almost equal terms with fellow Badass and Lightning Bruiser Wrath/Bradley.
  • Made of Iron: His Ultimate Shield makes him durable even by homunculi standards.
  • Morality Pet: His possessions. This later extends to Edward and Ling.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Greed kills Bido whom he is unaware is the last of his former minions, only for the incident, combined with Ling's scolding, to affect him so much it triggers his memories to come back.
  • Noble Demon: Greed is obviously far from a saint (seeing as he's supposed to be the embodiment of a SIN), but he's the only Homunculus willing to work with the good guys as long as it suits his ends. He's so obsessed with his own desires that senseless murder in Father's name doesn't interest him, as anything that he could help Father get Greed would rather obtain for himself. Not to mention the fact that Wrath killed Greed's minions means that Greed has a bone to pick with Wrath, and by extension is against all the other homunculi as well. He also has a code of honor that none of the other Homunculi seem to have.
  • Not So Different: Just before their final assault on Central, Greed lectures Ed on their similarities -- Ed is motivated by hope and Greed by avarice, and what are hope and greed but different words for desire?
    • Now, if we take into account what Greed truly desires and what Ed is willing to do without alchemy for, the above actually takes on a new meaning.
    • Also interesting is Greed's Oedipus Complex toward Father compared to Ed's resentment of Hohenheim for abandoning him as a child, especially since Father and Hohenheim look alike.
    • Greed once mocked Ed for being the type of person who can handle taking a beating himself but goes nuts when people he cares about get hurt. Guess what happens when Greed remembers what happened to his subordinates?
    • From another angle, in a recent chapter, Father commented on how much Greed reflects his own motivations, indicating ironically that the same qualities that made Greed fight alongside the "good", make Father truly evil.
  • Oddly Small Organization: Despite his often stated interest in world domination, he's never had more than a handful of followers which was probably foreshadowing of his true desire for friends.
  • One-Man Army: He takes out a lot of Central's troops and destroyed a truck with his bare hands.
  • The Other Darrin: He's voiced by Chris Patton until he's reborn in Ling's body (which sort of justifies the trope considering he is in a new body with different vocal chords), after which he's replaced with Troy Baker. Greed's voice remains unchanged throughout in Japanese; the switch was necessitated by Patton leaving the voice business.
  • Redemption Equals Heroic Sacrifice: His final death can be seen as this for Ling. When Father absorbs Greed into his arm, Greed has Lan Fan chop it off so a) Father can't possibly absorb Ling as well anymore and b) so he can wreak havoc in Father's body.
  • Regret Eating Me: The first Greed, once it becomes apparent what Father is going to do to him.
  • The Scream: After killing Bido triggers his old memories to return.
  • Shipper on Deck: While Ling and Lan Fan lay the hurt on Gluttony in the dark, Greed sits back inside Ling and watches, commenting on how Ling's "quite the stud, having a fine woman like her hidden away"
    • He also compliments Ed on his choice of "possessions" after meeting Winry.
  • Slasher Smile: In his normal form, he has unusually pointy teeth which very much resembles those of a shark, but he arguably has a friendly version of this; his Ultimate Shield form is a more traditional example (it has no lips, so his teeth are always on display).
  • Take Over the World: His ultimate goal in life. ....Supposedly.
  • Token Heroic Orc
  • True Companions: What he, no matter how he denies it, had with his chimeric "possessions" before their deaths. And ultimately, the one thing he desired the most.
  • Villains Never Lie: "It's my policy to always tell the truth".
    • Subverts it for the first and last time to spare Ling from being dragged along in his Heroic Sacrifice.
  • What the Hell, Anti-Villian?: Gets this harshly from Ling after killing Bido, which pushes him into his My God, What Have I Done? moment.
  • White Sheep: The only homunculus who isn't either a casual murderer or psychopath, nor does he see particularly see humans as beneath him.
  • Wild Card: As befits a creature devoted solely to his own desires.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: "I don't fight women, I'm not that kind of guy."
  • You Will Be Assimilated: Father tries this on Greed after he loses control of God. It backfires magnificently.


Sloth[edit | hide]

Affiliation: Homunculi
Speciality: Speed/Super-Strength

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A hulking brute. Incredibly lazy, he has to be forced to work non-stop or he'll doze off. Not particularly bright. Father's workhorse and, after Greed goes AWOL, bodyguard.

Voiced by: Fumihiko Tachiki (JP), Patrick Seitz (EN)



Wrath[edit | hide]

Actually Fuhrer Bradley. The first Homunculus to be created from a human and not from scratch. The puppet through whom Father rules Amestris. For more information, see Fullmetal Alchemist Two.

Voiced by: Hidekatsu Shibata (JP), Ed Blaylock (EN)


Pride[edit | hide]

Affiliation: Homunculi
Speciality: Shadow Manipulation

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Serves as The Dragon to Father. The eldest and deadliest of the Homunculi. Father's second-in-command and minder of the other Homunculi. In a shocking twist, it is revealed that he is living in Central under the disguise of Selim Bradley, King Bradley/Wrath's son.

Voiced by: Yuko Sanpei (JP), Brittney Karbowski (EN)


  • Badass: He can control shadows that can rip apart and kill people with little effort at all. That's undeniably Badass.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: Gee, what a surprise. The most unrepentantly evil Homunculus is the one who uses living shadows to eat your soul. Who'd've thought it?
  • Big Brother Mentor: In a weird sort of way he seems to view himself as one to Wrath, who is the youngest of the Homunculi.
  • Book Ends: He is the first homonculus Father created and the last of them left.
  • Casting a Shadow
  • Compulsory School Age: He looks like a child and goes to school, but he is actually the oldest of the homunculi at over 300 years old.
  • Creepy Child
  • Cute and Psycho
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: He prefers not to force anyone through the "Gate", since it takes a large toll on him.
  • Death by Irony: Massively underestimates both his opponent and someone who he'd absorbed, and consequently gets his own attack turned back on him. Pride Before a Fall indeed.
  • Deliberately Cute Child
  • Devour the Dragon: Repeatedly. Pride callously murders Gluttony, Kimblee (though in this case, he was already dying), and the alchemic doctor to gain their abilities and/or knowledge.
  • Dissonant Serenity
  • Eldritch Abomination: A living shadow composed of eyes, teeth, and tentacles which follow you everywhere.
  • Enfante Terrible
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas
  • Game Face: Once his identity is revealed, he's drawn with much sharper, edgier features in contrast to Selim's rounded, almost chibi looks. Especially apparent after he eats Gluttony.
  • Grand Theft Me: Attempts this on Edward Elric. Backfires when Ed invades him instead.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: Until his reveal.
  • Heel Face Mind Screw: In the course of destroying Pride, Ed somehow knows to rip out Pride's true form, a helpless, miniature baby. As a result, Pride has no memories of his past and is purged of his malicious personality, and this, coupled with being raised by Mrs. Bradley, means that he becomes the good little boy he had previously pretended to be.
    • To clarify, not his true, true form of the Lilliputian infant. It's his creepy shadow that's his regular true form inside the Bradley container that creeps people out.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Turns out absorbing Kimblee wasn't a good idea.
  • Hypocrite: For all his talks about how worthless humans are, he at the end is willing to steal Edward's body just to escape his predicament, to keep himself from dying.
    • "I can't believe you could treat your own brother with such hostility, Greed! Honestly, I might have to eat you!"
  • I Just Want to Be Loved
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Likes to eat his allies when they are no longer of use (Gluttony, Kimblee, and the creepy gold-toothed doctor). Disturbingly, after he eats Gluttony, Pride comments on inheriting Gluttony's ravenous hunger for people. However, he doesn't think of it as cannibalism, but rather absorbing them into his collective mind.
  • Infant Immortality: He is the only homunculus who looks like a child, and also the only homunculus who survives.
  • Lack of Empathy: Personified. Pride can't give a damn about anyone else, due to the nature of his sin. Flipped around after his rebirth, when he asks his mother if an injured bird can be "fixed"
  • Last of His Kind: Lost memories notwithstanding, he is the only Homunculus to survive the events of the story.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Many of Pride's cruel acts came back to bite him in the end.
    • When you think about it, being raised as a human child, with his memories erased? From his original perspective that's a Fate Worse Than Death
  • Light Is Not Good/Dark Is Evil: He can use shadow only if there is light and if the location is completely dark he can't use his shadow
  • Loss of Identity: After his "death", he is essentially reborn with the mind of an innocent child.
  • Love Redeems
  • Mega Manning
  • Morality Pet: Mrs. Bradley is the sole human to whom Pride shows any sympathy.
  • Nietzsche Wannabe
  • Obfuscating Stupidity
    • Or rather, Obfuscating Childhood.
  • Paranoia Fuel: In-Universe example for Riza Hawkeye.
  • Pride
  • Pride Before a Fall: Feel free to laugh.
  • Really Three Hundred Years Old
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Subtly has this with Wrath.
  • Shapeshifter Baggage: Seemingly played straight, unlike Envy above. Drawing his shadow back into his "container" doesn't seem to affect his weight or mass at all, despite the fact that the shadow itself is large enough to extend throughout the tunnel of the nationwide transmutation circle.
  • Slasher Smile: Gains one after eating Gluttony.
  • Smug Snake: Boy is he ever.
  • Stepford Smiler: As Selim Bradley.
  • Stronger Sibling: Compared to his younger siblings.
  • Tareme Eyes/Tsurime Eyes: Physical eye difference from Selim to Pride
  • Troll: Enjoys teasing Ed about his height while under the disguise as King Bradley's cute, innocent, and of course well-guarded son. He even delights in the fact that it annoys Ed.
  • Undying Loyalty: Nearly every single thing he does, he does to further Father's plan.
  • Villain Override: Forces Roy to perform human transmutation, at the cost of his power.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Literal and figurative. His body begins to flake apart when he uses it to force Mustang into performing human transmutation. Later on, he finally snaps when Ed calls him out on his blind loyalty to Father, who doesn't give a shit about him, and "dies" screaming hysterically and begging for his life.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Bright flashes of light can hurt him and his shadow-based powers are useless in complete darkness and outside of the national transmutation circle and Central Area.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Implied to be one of his motivations when Ed asks why he obeys Father in the first place, pointing out that Father doesn't really care about him.


"Gold-Toothed Doctor"[edit | hide]

Affiliation: Amestris Military/Homunculi
Speciality: Biological Alchemy

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Not a Homunculus, but a human in cahoots with them. A mysterious alchemist working for Father, this unnamed doctor is a master of biological alchemy.

Voiced by: Bon Ishihara (JP), Mark Stoddard (EN)


  • Body Horror: Whoever he paid to bling out his mouth must be pretty creepy indeed, but it gets a whole lot worse. After being pushed through the Gate, he ends up as a hideously deformed "ball"
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He's first seen performing the fusion of a human with a Philosopher's stone in Bradley's flashback, but becomes quite important later on.
  • Evil Genius
  • Faux Affably Evil: Maintains a cheerful and even somewhat jokey demeanor even when throwing his subordinates to die against the heroes and slitting Riza's throat.
  • Fan Nickname: Due to his lack of name, fans had to be rather creative. Most people use a variation of "Bastard Doctor with the Gold Tooth," "That Bastard in White," or "Bastard Doctor Who Slit Riza's Throat."
  • Fate Worse Than Death: Implied - he's not present in the usual omakes that show the dead characters, hinting that the he's still alive in that deformed "ball."
  • For Science!
  • Good Powers, Bad People: Knows medical alchemy, but uses those abilities for sick experiments and other evil purposes.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Taken out by about seven of his own creations, all of whom hated him.
    • Six. Heinkel was absent.
  • No Name Given
  • Mad Doctor
  • Mad Scientist
  • Man in White
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: That picture up there.
    • And what's behind those glasses? Derp eyes. Except these ones are NOT funny in the slightest.
  • Smug Snake: Altogether too pleased with himself about his various bastardly actions.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies with very little (but effective) characterization after only appearing in a few random scenes through the entire series.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness


Mannequin Soldiers[edit | hide]

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Not referred to as hommunculi, but are similar in being another group of Artificial Humans. They are hideous, one-eyed, cannibalistic and hard to kill monsters created by ripping out people's souls and putting them in artificial bodies. The Military Conspiracy planned to use them as an unstoppable army, but when released, things didn't exactly go as planned...


  1. Gluttony's favorite food is people, sure, but he's much too simple to understand that that's a bad thing.