Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Little-Known Secrets You Probably Don’t Know!

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is considered to be one of the most popular anime out there because of its incredible story, messages, and characters.

However, let’s take a look at some of the secrets that possibly only die-hard fans know about the series.

Van Hohenheim is based on a real person

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Van Hoenheim left his children when they were young and did not come back until ten years later. However, later we learn that he is a 451-year-old alchemist who is a living Philosopher’s Stone.

In addition, he is based on a Swiss physician and alchemist named Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim.

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Although the series takes place in a fictional alternate reality, the writer did extensive research to make the details as accurate as possible.

For instance, Riza Hawkeye carries a Karabiner 98K sniper rifle along with two FN Model 1910s.


The series includes tons of strange symbols that surprisingly have real meaning behind them.

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For example, the tree shown in Edward’s Gate of Truth is known as the Sephirothic Tree of Life. Additionally, the circles on the picture represent the multiple truths shown to humanity. Besides that, the tree is upside down depicting the various ways truth can be seen.

Edward's Gate of Truth

Winry’s piercings

Eagle-eyed fans of the series must have noticed that Winry has four piercings on each ear. Besides that, it consists of two hoops and two studs.

Meanwhile, the reason behind her piercings is revealed during the OVA#1 of the anime series which is titled, ‘Simple People.’

Winry's piercings

It shows that Ed and Al seemingly bought two pairs of silver earrings for Winry since she recently had her ears pierced.

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About: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime adaptation of the original Japanese manga series Fullmetal Alchemist. It is written by manga artist Hiromu Arakawa.

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