I laughed when he died
I laughed when he died
The first time I saw the episode I was in too much shock to cry. His death took me completely by surprise, because I was so used to tv shows making everyone like super-heroes and never dying.
FMA has become my all-time favorite anime and of all the characters Hughes is my favorite. I feel teary just think about his death, and now every time I watch that episode it brings me to tears.
I must say though, that his death is one of the greatest points of the series. The fact that it was so sudden and simple gives the viewer a realization of just how tentative life can be. It really brings a more serious attitude to the anime and brings it closer to home. That Hughes was such a family man and doting father made him the perfect character to kill off as a rhetoric tool. It allows for greater development of the other characters (Mustang especially), and gives them a link with which to uncover the Homunculi plot.
Not to mention, Hughes was totally kick-ass! Head of the Investigation Department, a serious fighter to reckon with, and a wonderful father. He wasn't an alchemist, but he didn't have to be to stay on par with the rest of them! He "killed" Lust in their encounter, uncovered Sloth, and detected Envy "killing" him as well all in one episode. His devotion to his friend Mustang, protecting Sheza when he made his discovery, always looking after the Elrics (even remembering Ed's birthday), and his wonderful personality made for a fantastic character who really went out with a bang!
Anyone interested in watching-- my first (and right now only) amv is devoted to Hughes. Check it out at YouTube! Just type the title below into the search bar.
Hughes was Meant to Live
I did not cry but his death made me a little bit upset.It was really surprised to me.
I cried and I am proud of that even though I am a guy. I think I may have cried even more when Dr. Knox was crying while getting some coffee because his kids (now grown up) came home and wanted to see him.
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I wanted to cry, It was really sad
and I wanted to kill Mustang when I though he killed Maria xD but I'm happy he didnt
I cried, yeah... at his funeral with his kid and stuff...
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Are you kidding me ? My thread is still alive ? O__o''
Well, hmm ... yeah, I'm at a loss for words right now. A year and a half later and I still have trouble keeping my eyes dry during the funeral.
Last edited by yoko_kyuubi; 05-09-2008 at 10:22 AM.
C'mon! It was devastating!
I cried, even when I didn't want to... Elysia-chan was the one who make me cry the most T_T...
Beyond the Zenith!