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These words are associated with Roy Mustang. The authors of this book chose to portray Roy as useless quite often, all in the name of teaching English to Japanese Fullmetal fans. Some phrases can be insightful into his character. Some phrases are actual quotes from the anime... And for somereason, miniskirts feature greatly in the examples.

The format is as follows:
The word:
The word used in a sentence, whose subject material relates to HagaRen.
(comment from AAaA)

Entries listed are EXACTLY as they appear in the book, and usually correspond to the timeline of the anime. Have fun, and don't say you weren't warned!

Mind:
"I'm the Alchemist of Fire. Keep that in mind."
(OMG PLZ don blow me up!)

Military:
"Congratulations! You've finally become a military dog."
(Party time!)

Incident:
Whenever Roy sets Ed on an incident, he pretends it's coincidental.
(Okaaaay.)

Recommend:
Roy kindly recommends and takes care of people, but on the other hand, he is sly enough to take advantage of them as much as possible.
(Manipulating bastard...)

Obey:
"Dogs always obey men! Dogs are great! I love them!"
(They are great!)

Ambition:
His ambition is to become the Great General, but whether that's for the sake of the nation or the miniskirts is difficult to know.
(miniskirt: 1)

Support:
Roy's male subordinates eagerly agreed to support his ambition.
(miniskirt: 2)

Audience:
When Fire fights with Fullmetal, the audience are more at risk than the combatants.
(Shouldn't that be "audience is?")

Superior:
Most of the time we tend to forget this, but Roy is Ed's superior officer.
(too bad)

Clean-up:
His fire is useless for clean-up.
(That's a word?)

Impossible:
Roy's dictionary doesn't have the word "impossible," but does have "useless."
(Fire isn't that useless.)

Ability:
If Roy is useless when it rains, does it mean he has any more ability when it's dry?
(Another dig)

Basis:
In their private life, Roy and Maes are friends on a first-name basis.
(HUGHES!!!!! *cough* Ahem.)

System:
"I will become a great general and change the system of the nation. That's the only thing I can do."
(Said while speaking to Hughes)

Agonizing:
The death of his best friend; being called useless; I wonder which is more agonizing to him?
(Aww, they were best friends!)

Arm:
Ed's right arm is Automail, and Roy's is Hawkeye.
(So shouldn't this have been Ed's word?)

ignoring.jpg


Picture quiz time! Fill in the blank for the above picture. Answer is at the bottom of the page.
Roy is __________ Ed.
A: loving B: ignoring C: embracing

Jealous:
While Roy is loved by many fans in our world, many military officers are jealous of him in his world.
(aww )

Follow:
"I didn't want to hear you complain! Just follow me!"
(?)

Share:
Roy shares his dream with his men.
(Of miniskirts?)

Endure:
Roy seemed to think only about his career as he endured Maes Hughes' regrettable death.
(spoiler!)

Totally:
Usually Roy seems to be totally out of the career track.
(Eww, business lingo, "career track")

Vacation:
When the rainy season starts, Roy takes off for summer vacation a little earlier than anyone else.
(lol)

Luxurious:
If Roy is promoted, his men's salary will be raised and Black-Hayate will have more luxurious food.
(Black Hayate gets a salary?)

Bachelor:
To his fans, his bachelor life is as mysterious as a "secret garden".
(What??)

Striking:
As he is still young, Roy is quite striking among the other military officers.
(insert witty comment here)

Muse:
When Roy is just absent-minded, his fans believe that he is musing.
(suckers!)

Subordinate:
Although he is sloppy, Roy's subordinates such as Second Lieutenant Havoc obey him, possibly because of his "military miniskirt project."
(Roy is sloppy?)

Subject:
If Roy were a homeroom teacher, his subject would be health and physical education.
(not miniskirt watching?)

Secretly:
It would be only natural for a playboy like him to be despised by women -- or so other men secretly tell themselves.
(picture of Roy's men looking jealous)

Inferior:
Roy's artistic talent is inferior even to Ed's.
(picture of poorly drawn Black Hayate)

Waste:
Roy wastes his time in peacetime.
(picture of Roy reading a newspaper, and Breda looking annoyed)

Fear:
He fears the living more than the dead.
(Hmm)

Popularity:
Roy has won popularity not only with his brave actions, but also through his inability.
(Which inability? I thought he was popular for the miniskirt plan)

Overwhelm:
The combination of Roy and Major Armstrong overwhelms even Ed and Al.
(Poor brothers!)

Sob:
How many times have the results of his unintentional charm made his men sob?
(Whaaaa?)

Considerable:
Since he is a colonel and still single, Roy must have considerable savings.
(But I thought he dated...)

Grant:
Just pray Roy wouldn't be another kind of tyrant if he were to become a great general.
(A miniskirt tyrant!)

Kill:
"King Bradley, how many times do I have to kill you before you die?
('nother spoiler!)

Ironic:
It's ironic that Roy also has to wear an eyepatch.
( :( )

Imperfect:
"The world is imperfect. That's why it's beautiful."
()

Quiz answer is "B"

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