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Edward Elric by PiercePapercraft Edward Elric by PiercePapercraft
On the surface, Edward displays an immature sort of personality. He is decidedly stubborn and strong-willed, frequently letting his pettiness and vindictiveness get the better of him; he is somewhat selfish and remarkably self-absorbed, generally acting more out of self-interest than any sort of philanthropy as well as taking several opportunities to stroke his own ego or flaunt the governmental power and monetary license of his military position. He is largely hostile towards figures of authority and feels little incentive to follow orders with which he disagrees, earning him the distinction of being a loose cannon of sorts. Edward is also rather quick-tempered, resorting more often to steel-fisted violence than calm negotiation to settle disputes (even going so far as to suggest that refraining from hitting Paninya because of her gender is a sexist notion and, therefore, against his principles). He has a reputation for being foul-mouthed and is an incurably sarcastic cynic, only too happy to bluntly and harshly relieve others of their comfortable delusions regarding god, reality, or their own self-importance. Edward has also displayed a propensity towards impatience and an inability to sit still for long, which perhaps contributes to his love of travel.

However, for those few people who have made an impact on him, Ed shows his deeper nature to be one of marked selflessness, unflinching loyalty and great compassion. As someone who has had to suffer greatly at such a young age, Edward cannot ignore the true suffering of others and becomes sympathetic upon sensing pain and resolve in people's hearts. Though his solemn advice to such people is often tempered with brusque criticism, it is only because he genuinely wishes to place them on the most direct path forward. As one who has to struggle with a maimed body, he urges those with healthy bodies to use their strong legs to move forward, and as one burdened by the mistakes of his past, he stresses the necessity of people taking responsibility for their own errs. Though he will intervene on behalf of the oppressed if he concludes that a situation has called for it, Ed tends to help only those with the will - but not the means - to help themselves, in which case his recklessness and disdain for authority often has him bending the rules to dole out a Robin Hood-esque justice in accordance with his strong belief in the concept of Equivalent Exchange, earning him notoriety and popularity as a "hero of the people".

"Shorty?! Could a shorty do this?! What else you want to call me: a half-pint bean-sprout midget?! I'm still growing you backwater desert idiots!"Of course, the most noticeable of Edward's dispositional characteristics is his Napoleonic denial of his shortness. Even in moments of relative composure, any and all references to his stature cause him to violently lose control of his emotions and lash out both verbally and physically. Distinctive to these outbursts is Ed's tendency to take even the most casual mention of his height as a gross insult and interpret it exaggeratedly, mistaking words as simple as "small" for phrases as contrived as "so-tiny-that-he-need-not-fear-being-crushed-by-a-boot-because-he-fits-so-easily-between-the-grooves-of-the-sole" and the like. Those unfortunate to utter the word "small" in his presence are fated to suffer one of his vindictive tantrums.

Though Edward proudly professes that he does not believe in gods, his spiritual sensibilities tend more toward the agnostic than the atheistic; in private, though he does not pray, he frequently acknowledges the existence of a god in his speech, if only to justify why it is that his life has been so difficult.

Ed's aesthetic sensibilities are also quite twisted in that he is a great fan of gothic or macabre fixtures and will usually transmute decorations filled with monstrous or demonic imagery and unnecessarily gaudy details, much to the dismay of anyone who receives a gift or service from him. He has also made it known that his trademark red coat is part of this general lack of taste, as it is "a badass color [that] gets the blood going".

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Commission by $DoubleXposure. (my choice)
Warning label idea from ~PsychoGrey
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:iconbattiana:
Battiana Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You should add the "call him short if you're brave" sign on levi's too XD
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railgun-alchemist Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
I can't figure out how his head gets put together with the yellow and peach ;A;
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PiercePapercraft Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yellow and peach?
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railgun-alchemist Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
the head. But it's okay, I got it (after an hour) :D
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CCSunshine Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I would ask for an Alphonse doll, but that would be a lot of work XD
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:iconpiercepapercraft:
PiercePapercraft Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
He's in the FMA papercraft pack. ^^
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CCSunshine Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student General Artist
O.O My mind is blown. Kudos to you! :highfive:
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:iconpiercepapercraft:
PiercePapercraft Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
lol Thank you.
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catzuchika8yamaha Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
he's short
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lucinarodriguez96 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
so cute!!
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MeAndMyCookiesAreBFs Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I made him but it looks a bit ugly ;A;
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:iconpiercepapercraft:
PiercePapercraft Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I would love to see it still. ^^ Any papercraft of mine that people take pictures of after they make them, I put them on my Facebook page. ^^
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MeAndMyCookiesAreBFs Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay ^^ I see when I can take a picture of it
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PiercePapercraft Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Mkay. ^^
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MeAndMyCookiesAreBFs Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh ... I see until now that it was a commission o.o .. sorry .. ^^;
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jolinea999 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its even lifesized!
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Awebster7854 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ed- SHORT? WHO ARE YOU CALLING SO SHORT HE CAN EAT DUST AND HAVE A FULL COURSE MEAL!!!?? :censorship:
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asemharun Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow! These are pretty cool
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saint-vivant Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist
lol that warning XD
yeah, he's quite sho-- *runs away*
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betonx Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
our favorite Renkinjutsu! :D
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Buuber Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Awesome! :D
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Devilchild93 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Cute!
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rubenimus21 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh no, i wanna build this one, but i already have edward-kun o_o
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DimensionDrawer Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's short
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AaronMetallion Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wtf...........................
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:iconpiercepapercraft:
PiercePapercraft Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Exactly. >.>
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AaronMetallion Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stupid people >.> ! I was so wfted by that comment that I forgot to leave a comment telling you how awesome this edward elric paper craft is !!! I love it :hug:
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:iconpiercepapercraft:
PiercePapercraft Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I had another people try to advertise on this. >.>
And thank you!
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AaronMetallion Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw, just ignore em ! and don't hide the comment. leave it so peeps can go hate on their profile and hate on their shit xD! lol. you're welcome :hug: !
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PiercePapercraft Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I marked them as spam. XD
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PsychoGrey Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
And if you call it short, it comes to life a la Toy Story and threatens to disembowel you.
You might want to add a warning label.
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PiercePapercraft Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Added, and I added credit to you since it was your idea!
I loved it, so I had to do it. d:
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TheAdorkableTwins Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I knew this was gonna get popular VERY fast. :XD: I'm not a huge fan of the guy, I like Sebastian more, ALOT more. :meow:
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joaocouto Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great job with that
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kameiko Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
love this <3 thank you
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La-Anime Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student General Artist
SO HAPPY THIS SHOWED UP ON MY FRONT PAGE. :XD: (popular within 8 hours) I LOVE HIM. :heart::love:

AND THAT IS THE MOST PERFECT DESCRIPTION OF EDWARD I'VE EVER READ IN MY LIFE. :icongreatjobplz:

...I... I've never read something so perfect...!! :iconiloveyouplz:
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PiercePapercraft Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
As soon as you said he was on the font page, I had to go look. Gah! :D

And I think EVERYONE loves him. :3
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La-Anime Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Well.... At least all FMA fans. :XD::heart:
Definitely not my friends at school yet.... They're all Black Butler and Hetalia and all that weird shiz I'm not familiar with....:noes:

Hahaha!! xD I got excited when I saw my stuff on the front page once....:noes: and then I realized I was on the "Newest" page or either "most popular within 1 hour" or something.... BUT IT STILL FELT SO GOOD!! :D
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PiercePapercraft Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I know Black Butler. :3

It always does! ^^
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KatsaNovari Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   Writer
I don't think I've ever seen someone be able to describe Edward's personality, both the pros and cons, so perfectly well. Edward is one of my top favorite characters of anything I've read or watched simply because even as a main character, he wasn't made to seem perfectly flawless and not given the image or personality the average mind would suspect of a soon-to-be hero. He is truly an original character that's been thought out and given a true identity, along with many of the characters placed in Fullmetal Alchemist. Because of this reason and many others, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is truly my favorite anime, and even my favorite series.
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Vivacia18 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Couldn't have said it better myself^^ I also personally bonded with Edward on sight because I'm also really short-- five foot fuck all is my family's favorite description=P
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KatsaNovari Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   Writer
XD LOL
Well that does make sense. Though at least near the end of the series, he actually did grow taller. It was almost sad to see, really, no more crazy outbursts when someone mentions the word "small" around him haha. x3
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Vivacia18 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Yeah, definitely a bittersweet moment there, seeing the little midget all growed up:XD:
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frankDAdumbBurd Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I have to see what this is ike put together
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Booksmusicme Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
I love Edo-kun~! :iconeddanceplz:
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Luggious Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ERMAGHERD I LUFF EET
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frostyshadows Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student
ahhhh this is adorable :3 THERE GOES MY AFTERNOON
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zookinator-hedgie Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
i wish my printer had ink in it right now ;w;
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