Get up, you novice! I'm about to show you how outclassed you really are! THIS FIGHT YOU LOSE!
~ Edward Elric
Edward Elric is the protagonist of the manga Fullmetal Alchemist, written by Hiromu Arakawa.
Edward and his younger brother Alphonse are the children of genius alchemist Van Hohenheim, which led to the two boys trying to learn alchemy themselves. Once his father left one day without explaining why, which was eventually followed by their mother dying of sickness when they were young. In an attempt to bring her back, Ed and Al trained under the alchemist Izumi Curtis and attempted to resurrect her with alchemy. Unfortunately, this led to Edward losing his leg, Alphonse losing his whole body, and Edward giving up his arm to seal Alphonse's soul into a suit of armor. After gaining prosthetic limbs to replace his lost ones, Edward and Alphonse burned down their home and went on a journey to find a way to return their bodies to normal.
Powers & Abilities
Alchemy: Alchemy is the ability to manipulate matter by rearranging the molecules into different shapes. It only works if the original object shares the same molecules as the product. Edward is a master of alchemy, and uses it to manipulate the environment to attack foes, trap people, and form weapons to fight with. Edward has also incorporated also alchemy styles into his own.
Destruction Alchemy: A form of alchemy that disassembles the target on a molecular level to bypass durability.
Strong Arm Alchemy: Punches an object to send it flying as a high-speed projectile by converting alchemical energy into kinetic energy.
Ultimate Shield: Rearranges the carbon in his metal limbs to harden them into a diamond-hard shield.
Automail: Edward's missing right arm and left leg were replaced with prosthetics called automail. Due to being made of metal, they're stronger than normal limbs, and are lightweight so they don't inhibit Edward. By using alchemy on his forearm plate, Edward likes to form a blade from his metal arm as a weapon.
Environmental Weapons: Edward will sometimes form weapons from the environment to fight with, preferably swords, spears, spikes, and cannons.
Can toss around people much bigger than him.
Killed a chimera with one kick.
Crushed a bandit's prosthetic arm.
Punched down a tree.
Punched through a wall, choked the man on the other side, and lifted him up with one hand.