Alphonse Elric
Alphonse Elric
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Fandom Fullmetal Alchemist
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1900
Age 12
Aliases Al
Place of Birth Resembool, Amestris
Occupation N/A
Known Relatives Edward Elric (brother), Trisha Elric (mother;deceased), van Hohenheim (father; unknown)
Significant Other The Burned Man 8|b
Known Abilities Alchemy, hand-to-hand combat
First Appearance A new arrival~

The sweet, 16 year old cat loving alchemist - in a 12 year old body. Played by Jailbait Caitlin.

Appearance

As a physical twelve year old, Alphonse is rather boyish and small in appearance. He stands at about 155 centimetres (5’1”) and is slim – though well built, having spent many months training, and over a year travelling, since. He is obviously healthy, and in good shape. His long, auburn hair is usually pulled back into a ponytail with a blue hair tie, and reaches his shoulders – a bit past them when loose – with his bangs parted on the left, so they fall just about his right eye, both of which are a light brown in colour.

His clothing is nearly a direct impersonation of his brother’s old style; he wears the long red coat with a black flamel (a decal of a crowned, winged serpent wrapped around a cross) on the back, over top a black, button up shirt with white trim, and a black tank top underneath. His pants are plain and black, his shoes an equally simple brown. He wears a pair of white gloves with a transmutation circle sewn onto both palms.

Personality

While Alphonse can sometimes be shy, he is actually rather friendly, and polite. He is likely to address you nicely and with a smile – one might say he even seems mature for his age…

…if it weren’t for his sometimes incredible naivety and innocence. He tends to look for the good in people, and has a fond attachment to cute things – especially cats. He does have an idea of how old he should be acting, though, and might get a bit upset or frustrated if you call him childish – though he really can’t help it, at times.

Despite actually being that way, though, Al knows how to take a situation seriously. He can get down to business and, like his brother, has a bit of a stubborn streak in him. His loyalty to his brother is in the form of a fierce determination – that has remained unwavering for nearly two years – despite the protest of friends and others he is close to – he’s not giving up.

Al is also a rather patient person – largely from dealing with someone like his brother as children, one may assume – and can keep his temper in check well, most of the time. When he is angry, though, you may want to steer clear – he’s not afraid to use force when necessary, whether it’s keeping someone in check or defending himself.

Perhaps the main reason, though, that he has retained his optimism, innocence and often childish mannerisms is simply because he has lost the memories of many major and defining events in his life…

Strengths/Abilities

Alphonse is quite smart for his age – maybe not a prodigy like his brother was, at this age, but incredibly intelligent in his own right. He is talented at alchemy, and has given himself the ability to perform it without a drawn circle – via a sewn transmutation circle on the palms of his gloves. For reasons he doesn’t quite understand, he can easily detach parts of his soul, binding them to objects to control them. Controlled objects are for a limited time, however, literally take away part of his life for the duration, and are clearly marked – via a ‘blood seal’ somewhere on them.

He also has a measure of physical strength – having never lost a fight against his brother, even as children. He trained frequently since he was a boy, and so is physically fit for his age, as well.

And despite his naivety, he is a fair judge of character, still, and still knows how to stand up for himself when it proves necessary. He will deny going with anyone he deems an untrustworthy stranger, for example. Perhaps a tribute to his innocence, kindness and love of life, Alphonse also tends to be easy to get along with, at times, and works well with people and animals alike.

Weaknesses

Perhaps the most glaringly obvious weakness of Al’s is his childish characteristics. He is prone to acting, well, his age, at times. Easily scared and shaken up, and often far too innocent and naïve.

With his naivety comes his tendency to look for the best in everyone – despite everyone else insisting that there is none, at times. Traits like these may make him easier to manipulate.

He can also, at times, be irrational – especially when it has to do with his brother, the one he has been desperately searching for, even when others have tried to convince him not to.

Fears

A lot of the fears that Alphonse harbours are subconscious – spurred by memories and experiences he can’t even remember.

First and foremost, he has a fear of being alone – he is still just a kid, after all, so it is only natural – but it’s worse than most children may feel. Having spent over a year of his life searching for his brother, he has found himself frequently alone. And, while it’s not something that he can remember, he did spend several years trapped in a suit of armour, void of true human contact. As such it is only natural to long for it – and to hate being alone for extended periods of time.

Anything that creeps, crawls and has many limbs or tentacle-like appendages triggers a subconscious reaction - calling on the memories of the Gate, grabbing at his body, tearing him apart, stealing away his body for many years, buried away so near the surface. The dreadful thing even stole away his brother…

While a general sense of loss scares him, the loss of his senses terrifies him the most – being rendered unable to see, hear, smell, taste or touch would put him severely on edge, terrifying him and causing him to panic. Because of this fear he also is more afraid of the dark than most children his age, though it is still relatively mild.

History

Alphonse Elric was born in the small country town of Resembool, where he grew up with his mother, Trisha, and his brother, Edward. Their father, Hohenheim, unfortunately, left when Alphonse was far too young to really remember him. Their mother fought hard to take care of the boys on her own, but by the time Al was nine she had fallen deathly ill and passed away. Edward suggested bringing her back, and the two began to study – they eventually found a teacher, and trained both their minds and bodies under her. They returned home feeling confident and determined.

One stormy night they began their preparations. Edward asked if Alphonse was ready, and reassured him – “don’t be scared” – and the two steeled themselves. They placed their hands on the circle, and it began to glow, the boys grinning just as bright. But suddenly –

Suddenly Alphonse woke up. Five years later, but still ten years old.

He was in a strange, underground city, completely alone, naked, and cold on the floor of a ballroom. No sign of either family member. He tried to pull himself up, but fell, finding himself inexplicably weak, and whimpered and called out for his brother – desperate, but with no reply. He eventually just began to cry – weeping and sobbing and hoping someone would come to find him.

And eventually someone did. A woman named Rose, once his voice was hoarse and the only noise remaining to escape from him was his sniffling. The girl was confused – perhaps just as much as the boy himself – but she soon went to get help. She returned with two boys – who were just as shocked – and the younger of the two cried when he realized that Alphonse did not remember him. They got him wrapped up in some old curtains, though, and the older of the boys was more than willing to carry the young Elric up the stairs into the city above. It didn’t take them too long to convince the military that the small, snivelling boy was Alphonse, and they soon got into contact with Winry.

And still no one knew where Edward went.

Winry took good care of Alphonse while he gained back his strength, and they tried to explain to him – and to figure out for themselves – why suddenly he was so much younger than the people he had known just – to him – days before. While staying with Winry Alphonse gained both a fierce determination to find his brother, and the prized red jacket he now wears at all times.

And soon everyone began to grudgingly accept that Edward was gone.

Everyone, that is, except for Alphonse. He convinced Izumi – his old teacher – to take him in once more, and to teach him further. He would find his brother. No matter what.

And so he began to look for his brother – he grew out his hair, and matched his outfit to what he saw Edward wearing in any photos from the past few years. To give him strength, to make him feel closer to his brother, and…and people thinking he was Edward and helping him and giving him leads never hurt, either.

One day, though, after he had been searching for days, with no leads, towns and a limited amount of food or water…he was exhausted – weak, and so he couldn’t help it when he tripped over his own two feet, and began to fall…

Timeline

Day 002

Night 002

  • Alphonse sneaks to the kitchen at night, and spots a ghost cat - that he promptly names 'Winny'. Courtney comes by, and the two go for food together…and eventually they run into the Burned Man; Alphonse get burns across the left side of his face, and on his right shoulder - the two flee upstairs after (while in the library) a voice tells them to go to the attic. In the thread Kitty~ <3
  • The two run up the stairs where they meet Red XIII. On their way to the attic, the Burned Man returns, and the trio gets attacked by hell hounds as well. After more injuries (including Alphonse losing his eyesight), they eventually make it up to the attic and Courtney treats their wounds. In the thread Y HALO THAR.

Day 003

  • Edward comes back (but from where?), and finds Alphonse and Courtney - as well as what happened to them. He is less than thrilled, but Courtney cools him off. In the thread After A Long Nap.
  • Alphonse gets an odd collar, apparently connected to another house mate. Jonouchi Katsuya comes to investigate, and meets the Elrics. Edward takes Alphonse to change his bandages, and the three agree to share any information they find. In the thread It's Not a Dog Collar!
  • Edward and Alphonse take a rest in the Empty Bedroom and unofficially claim it, where they get a chance to do some talking - something they haven't done much of since they arrived. Edward discovers that Alphonse no longer has all of his memories, and swears that they'll get his memories back. In the thread A quick break.
  • While Edward is changing Alphonse's bandages, Mio Amakura finds the two brothers. In the thread In which siblings meet.
  • Hearing someone make a big fuss, Edward goes to investigate - Alphonse following, where he meets Alfons Heiderich and War Prince Nataku for the first time. In the thread The old friends meet!

Night 003

  • Everyone begins to notice that they're locked in the Maid's Quarters - and out of their rooms. Alphonse is called over by Red XIII, and they talk (and Alphonse introduces his brother to the warrior). In the thread Won't you be my neighbor?
  • After Alfons, Alphonse and Edward escape from the Maids' Quarters and Greenhouse, they pause in the Grand Room. While Edward is preoccupied with Alfons, Alphonse wanders a little bit away, thinking it safe - Lorenzo Belli arrives, and…sees it fit to rescue Alphonse. In the thread It's for your own good!
  • In order to protect themselves from various monsters, Red amplifies Zetsu's strength at the cost of the latter's sanity. Lorenzo and Alphonse stumble upon the scene. In the thread Versus Monsters. (idek man)
  • Alphonse kept Lorenzo from cutting Zetsu's hands off, but doesn't stop him from getting panic-inducing healing pills. In the thread Wake up.

Day 004

  • Alphonse wakes up to realize that Lorenzo is missing, and goes looking to find him. Instead, he finds Selim Bradley and the two talk. In the thread Well this is unfortunate.
  • Rorschach comes back to life; is enraged by this. Alphonse discovers him. In the thread Regret Nothing.
  • Alphonse and Nataku meet up in the kitchen and chat. In the thread Two kids and an apple pie,.
  • Alphonse, still looking for Lorenzo or his brother, eventually stumbles upon someone playing the piano (Machi). Jonouchi comes in, too, and the three talk. In the thread That mark our place; and in the sky.
  • Alphonse (while playing in the snow) meets up again with Lorenzo and Edward both. Awkward ensues. In the thread It's like a family reunion.

Night 004

  • Lorenzo tries to drag Zetsu off, Ed starts drama, Lorenzo tries again, eventually the game of charades is played. In the thread Thus Spoke Lorenzo.
  • Alphonse ends up alone again, Red helps him get new 'eyes', they both meet Mew. In the thread Eyes to the Blind.
  • The Phantasms interrupt a touching reunion between Alphonse and Lorenzo to kidnap the former. In the thread Enter: Phantasms.
  • Alphonse, Anna, Saya, and Red have been kidnapped; now, they languish in their cells, finding company in each other as they await their fates. In the thread Despite all their rage.
  • Alphonse is experimented on. In the thread Double-Blind Experiment.

Day 005

  • Alphonse and Saya leave the basement after being released, meet up with Red XIII. In the thread Escape.

Night 005

  • Alphonse's new hound instincts kick in, he kills an injured Zetsu. Mio and Edward bear witness - Ed flips his shit. In the thread Killer Instincts.
  • Alphonse panics, Red XIII comes to find him. They baaww for awhile before Lorenzo and Anna come along. In the thread Break down.
  • The hellhounds come out to play! Literally. In the thread Won't you come out to play.
  • Alphonse runs into some trouble on the way back to Red XIII, Lorenzo comes and help him out? Then they have…a talk. In the thread Carry that weight.
  • Red XIII scolds Al moar. In the thread Little Lost Boy.

Day 006

Night 006

Day 007

Night 007

  • Alphonse's bug comes out! Fletcher tries to help, hellhounds and Damon Gant arrive on the scene. Yay death. In the thread This ache in my chest.
  • Alphonse wakes up from dying, Lorenzo finds him. In the thread And when I awoke,.
  • Alphonse apologises more for dying and the broken door - then fixes it! In the thread Doors.

Day 008

Night 008

Night 009

Day 010

Night 010

Day 011

Day 012

Night 012

  • Alphonse very nearly gets himself in trouble, Lorenzo comes to help. In the thread This happened once before,.
  • The 'Lantern Keeper' arrives and answers everyone's questions. Alphonse learns some information about her, the ghosts and his brother. In the thread Across the Sky.
  • Alphonse and Red XIII go to the kitchen after the question period - The burning man appears. In the thread Maybe if you just understood,.

Quotes

Trivia

  • Alphonse spent nearly five years of his life as a 'walking tin can' - a soul attached to a suit of armour. This period of his life was the result of attempting to bring back the dead. Unfortunately, he forgot about this, as well, when he was restored.
  • When he was in that state, the teen commonly took to hiding things (especially cats), both inanimate and animate (like cats) inside the armour.
  • He spent the last nearly two years of his life looking for his brother - and, in the meantime, dressing like him, and (more or less) pretending to be him.
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