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  • Character of the Week: Riza Hawkeye

    Riza Hawkeye


    AKA: “The Hawk’s Eye”, Elizabeth (codename), Margott Orange Peko (codename), The Queen (by Roy)
    Age: Late 20’s
    Family: Berthold Hawkeye (father), Lt. General Grumman (grandfather), Black Hayate (pet)
    Affiliations: Amestrian State Military, Roy Mustang (Commanding Officer), Führer King Bradley (temporary boss, in the manga and 2009 series)
    Occupation: Roy Mustang’s Adjuntant, Weapons specialist
    Rank: 1st Lieutenant
    Abilities: Sniping, Close range gun fighting
    Weapon: General hand-held firearms
    Unique Trait: Hawk’s wing bangs over left eye, Pinpoint shooting accuracy, Tattoo and burn scars on back, Extremely strict personality
    Goal: Protecting Roy Mustang until he becomes Führer



    As an officer in the Amestrian State Military, Riza is the sharpshooter of Roy Mustang’s team. She is also his closest friend and watches over his back when not on the battlefield. She served in the Ishval Civil War as a sharpshooter as well. She knows of Roy’s secrets as he knows of hers. She is very invaluable to him. She is also a very quiet and withdrawn person. She stays out of people’s way and expects them to do the same. She has a deep secret that very few know about her which is why she is so t=withdrawn. Her father taught Roy Mustang.

  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Roy’s Gloves

    Roy’s Gloves

    Roy Mustang’s custom made gloves are the main ‘weapons’ he uses. He created them with pyrotex/ignition cloth, a cloth that when rubbed together, create a spark. He has a unique Transmutation Circle for flame alchemy on gloves that allow him to manipulate the oxygen in the air.

    When facing a target, Mustang raises the oxygen density around the them at which point it creates a pathway between the two. He can then use the gloves to create a spark and attack the target. He uses his hands differently in battles. His right hand is mostly used for large explosives while his left hand is used for more accurate and smaller attacks.

    The snap heard when Mustang is igniting his gloves is not him snapping his fingers. It is actually when the gases spark and react. It creates a popping sound. Most would think that his attack is useless in the water. He uses the Transmutation Circles to separate the hydrogen from the oxygen. It creates a highly combustible fuel as well as a volatile oxidizer. This can only be used when he is in a closed off space, has plenty of water, and a source to ignite it.

  • Anime of the Week: Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

    Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood


    Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

    Illustrated and written by Hiromu Arakawa, Fullmetal Alchemist first appeared in the magazine Square Enix’s Monthly Shonen Gangan. It ran from August of 2001 to June of 2010. There are a total of 27 volumes. There have been two separate animated TV series adaptions, two animated films, video games and several light novels.

    As of 2014, Fullmetal Alchemist has sold around 64 million volumes. It is most noted for its character development through out the series. It has won five awards at the American Anime Awards of 2007.


    Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

    It is set in a fictional European Industrial Revolution era. The story is centered around the Elric brothers, Edward and Alphonse, on their journey to get back their bodies. After a transmutation goes wrong, Al is left without a body while Ed only lost his leg and arm. They are in search of the philosopher’s stone. Ed becomes a State Alchemist to get them ‘not-open-to-public’ information. They uncover more than they bargained for on their journey.


    Why I chose this anime: I loved the manga, so naturally I wanted to watch the animes. I heard that Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood was closer to the manga while the original anime series differed greatly. So I loved the anime almost as much as the manga. If you are set for an anime with adventure and action, this is it!