Roy Mustang’s Tears Analysis

Warning: Spoilers Ahead.

Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood can express so much within a single scene it can be called nothing more than art in its execution.

Powerless in the rain

The moment where Roy is standing in front of Maes Hughes grave on the day of his funeral saying to Riza, “Ah, it looks like it’s beginning to rain.” When the sky’s are completely clear. He appears to be likening his tears to the rain as most strong men do in anime but for Roy Mustang the flame alchemist who becomes useless in the rain or when he gets wet is telling this to Riza his adjutant who is usually the one protecting him when he can’t use his alchemy as Roy sometimes forgets that he can’t use his alchemy in the rain, thus is conveying that he feels helpless, accepts this and is asking to be supported in language that he knows that Riza would understand and she does by saying, “we should go inside.” Doing her job as his adjutant protecting her commander and friend by simply just being there protecting his back.

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