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Fullmetal Alchemist Domanda

WHY is RoyEd such a popolare pairing??

Okay, before any angry Yaoi fangirls jump on me, let me make this clear: I DON'T CARE IF te SHIP ED AND ROY TOGETHER. IT'S OKAY. te are free to love, hate and pair up whoever te want. I respect that, and I'm not trying to shove my opinions down anyone's throat. So please relax.

I'm asking this because I'm genuinely confused and squicked out da the EdRoy pairing, and I can't for the life of me understand why so many fan ship it, and I want to find out why people are so crazy about it.

Here are the issues I have with this pairing:

1) The age/power difference. Come on, a 15-year-old kid and a 30-year-old man? That's just...ew. And I would be EQUALLY squicked out da this if it were a yuri o het pairing, BTW. I don't care who's a girl and who's a guy; the age difference would still be gross to me.

2) It's really out-of-character for both of them. Realistically, I can't see Ed crushing on a man he despises who's at least 15 years older than him. Likewise, I can't see Roy lusting after a teenage boy at all. And for another thing, I see no hints that either of them are remotely gay. It's clear that they both like girls, and there's no real evidence that they have the hots for each other. None that I can see, anyway.

I realize that neither squick nor OOCness nor un-canon-ness can stop anyone from shipping anything, but still...I don't understand how so many fans can seriously ship this.

Again, I'm not saying any of this to bash RoyEd o its fans, and I'm not trying to start any fanwars. te like RoyEd? Ship away to your heart's content. I won't get in the way. These are just honest domande I have, and I'd like to hear your answers. Why do te think this is such a popolare pairing in the FMA fandom?
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i like how te asked the domanda
theanimemaster posted più di un anno fa
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Thank you! I tried to be as polite and respectful as I could. =)
Dearheart posted più di un anno fa
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Yaoi is beautiful. :)
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corrynthecat said:
its probably popolare because their r a bunch of people who like to pair people who r not at all alike and that there would be no chance of their getting togther idk y
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posted più di un anno fa 
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That's all very true. I don't mind Ed/Roy so long as the writer has up-aged Edward o down-aged Mustang, so long as they're both AT LEAST 20. Damn, I've gotten old. Post Script: I suspect the reason I prefer Ed/Roy to Roy/Ed has A LOT to do with the power inequality.
kaibunnee posted più di un anno fa
Animeanimal said:
About your concerns....
1. If Amore knows no bounds (which it doesnt!) Then Age, race, and yes, even gender should not matter.

2. They dont flat out HATE each other! Its all play fight. They both know that one couldnt last a secondo without the other! They say all that stuff because they care for one another! And if they did like each other (b/c te are saying that they dont) It wouldnt be lust. Do te think that gay relations o age difference means it HAS TO BE lust?

......About your main question. Maybe it is so popolare b/c we are all just wishing to see a slight understanding in the world for homosexuals. We are still hoping that maybe there is a time when we are not shunned and pushed aside......just for our Amore going in a different direction then the popolare view on it.

Maybe this video will give te an idea....
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posted più di un anno fa 
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i agree with te there! not that edxroy is my preferito shipping..
theanimemaster posted più di un anno fa
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Dahell is this vid? :/
SBTrulz posted più di un anno fa
LinkKinuzuma13 said:
To be completely honest, i HATE the RoyEd pairing. It doesn't make sense. The age difference is gross, and uncalled for. If she had intended them to be together(Which she didn't) She would have made them around the same age. She meant EdWin, and that's it. End of story. I'm not in on the fan war, but i just want to make a point, RoyEd is FANON! EdWin is CANON! There's a difference between the two...
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posted più di un anno fa 
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Yeah, but that doesn't mean people can't ship them. Canon, fanon, who cares. It's a matter of opinion. I accept your's, and I see why te don't like RoyEd, but please don't imply that canon is better than fanon. I mean, just look at Masaya and Ichigo! Perfectly canon, perfectly disaster. Almost every fan of Tokyo Mew Mew hates the only canon couple. There are exceptions to 'canon is better', but, please, don't bring in what autore meant for. Shipping is specifically for what fan want, unless it's in the actual work. Don't act like everyone likes canon better fanon pairings, please. I understand and accept your opinion, though.
amutokitty posted più di un anno fa
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I wasn't saying that they can't ship them. I was only saying that there is a difference between the two, and that sometimes people cant recognize it.(not you, of course) I didn't mean to come off as saying one was better than the other. People can ship what they want, of course, but this is just my opinion., that
LinkKinuzuma13 posted più di un anno fa
AngelSelene said:
I know this is old, but I don't see actual risposte as to why beyond "they're hot together."

Saying that "they don't get along" is a poor counter because te have a lot of the same antagonistic dynamic between EdRoy as te do with EdWin. Opposites attract is a thing. While Winry's interest in Ed is well established, I *don't* think Ed's reciprocated interest is. That means when they get together, it feels like it’s the stereotypical ending instead of an earned one.

Onto why I enjoy the ship from someone who actually ships them. Ed is a fascinating character to me, and so is Roy. Winry really isn’t. It’s not that she isn’t well-developed is just not as interesting to me. I like Winry, I just don’t like her *with Ed.* The juxtaposition of Ed’s maturity based on his trauma and the immaturity of still being young is interesting, and further complicated da how smart he is. I can very easily see Roy as 1) someone who isn't picky about gender and 2) very attracted to intelligence and competence, both of which Ed has IN SPADES. Roy is overt about flirting with women, but even in-world, it's established that it's largely a facade. I can see Ed being attracted to Roy for similar reasons. Honestly, the fact that Roy blatantly pulls Ed's chain so often feels pretty similar to a boy pulling on the pigtails of a girl he likes.

They're also both very damaged individuals, and I think that their traumas give them an empathy with one another that few others have.

I know the age gap is a deal breaker for a lot of people. In Ed's case, even when he's immature, there's a weight and metaphorical age he has gained through what he's been through. I think he'd relate much più to someone like Roy and I think he actually has much più in common with someone like Roy than peers his own age.

That isn't to say there aren't problems inherent with shipping them. For me, più than the age gap is the power dynamic issue. There are very good reasons why nonfraternization policies exist. The potential for abuse in that situation is *huge* and shouldn't be ignored. Particularly because Roy was the one who recruited Ed in the first place.

The solve I see in good fics (and I use in my own) is that Ed is usually the one to make the first move. Roy making a sposta on Ed has too much potential to read as squicky between the age difference and power dynamic. Fortunately, Ed is a character who is proactive, so having him decide to make a sposta makes sense. Most good fics (at least ones that aren't blatant AUs) even have Roy having issues with the age difference and the power dynamic, and them dealing with those as being factors in the relationship.

There’s nothing wrong with Ed marrying his childhood friend, but to me, Roy/Ed is a 1000x più interesting.

And yes, they're hot together.
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posted più di un anno fa 
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I agree! Everything te said, I agree. That's why I ship them too! (Plus the alure of the forbidden! 😋)
loveslaveangel posted più di un anno fa
LunaShay said:
I agree with you.I like EdWin,not RoyEd(no offense to fans).Ed always calls him names and how he hates him so,and the age difference..I can't even imagine that..e-o
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posted più di un anno fa 
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Ed:(about Roy) "tell him, 'don't worry, te corrupt beauracrat with a god complex'"
Hinata-Snow posted più di un anno fa
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They really do care te know. Ed is not really that heartless.....
Animeanimal posted più di un anno fa
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*Extreme Facepalm* Are te Human? If te are, then te should Know that Ed is too, No one hates no one, and every one should know that!
IshidaSado posted più di un anno fa
IshidaSado said:
I Completely agree with AnimeAnimal! And I Also want to bring to your attention, that Roy acts gay(Uke at that) all of the time,cleaning windows, looking at his nails,and he even was spying on Edward to make sure he was alright,during his oral part of the test! Rewatch that episode from the original series if te don't believe me!
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 I Completely agree with AnimeAnimal! And I Also want to bring to your attention, that Roy acts gay(Uke at that) all of the time,cleaning windows, looking at his nails,and he even was spying on Edward to make sure he was alright,during his oral part of the test! Rewatch that episode from the original series if te don't believe me!
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All delusion aside, Riza Hawkeye pretty much killed RoyEd, if it ever had a chance. (let's face it: Roy and Ed HATE each other.)
Hinata-Snow posted più di un anno fa
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So youre saying cleaning windows is gay? Looking at your nails is gay? Looking after your friend is gay? Dafuq is wrong with you? :|
SBTrulz posted più di un anno fa
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Roy looks at Ed as a child and wants to protect because of this not because he has romantic feelings for him
alexismanga posted più di un anno fa
RobinFan360 said:
its just a dream.
i myself dont understand how people can up with this.yaoi fan always seem to find the odd parings out there.they dont care if it doesn't make sense,they just want to get their boy's Amore out there and DREAM. just like if te wanted to be famous.even if its impossible,youstill dream.
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As far as I am concerned.....This was REAL in the original FMA and the original was all that matters to me seeing as how it is the best. And here is another thing i want to tell you......Alll of te think te are better then us Yaoi fan and think we like Yaoi just for the perversions! WELL U ARE DEAD WRONG!!! I myself can actually see the Amore between these two (even though tthey ACT like they hate each other)
Animeanimal posted più di un anno fa
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I agree that under the snarky surface, they do care a lot about each other. I see 0 hard evidence that's it's ROMANTIC (you don't see them blush, get awkward around each other, etc), but there's definitely a strong and awesome friendship there. =)
Dearheart posted più di un anno fa
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But in Roy and Ed's case, they just dont Amore each other.
SBTrulz posted più di un anno fa
hp_rocks said:
Just because it's out of character doesn't mean that fan can't have fun. It's /fiction/. I think we all know that it's really out-of-character for both of them, but c'mon, it's also out of character for Light x L, from Death Note. Let the fan have fun.

And I have two other things to say.

1- Age difference really doesn't matter.
2- Ed starts as 12, not 15 XD
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pumpkinqueen said:
Because people seem to Amore to shove Yaoi in everything, I don't understand it myself. The one thing I do hate about yaoi, is when it's fan start saying their pairing is Canon. Umm....did they date? Are they married? Did they kiss...hug? Say they Amore each other? Then they're not Canon! It's just a Fan-Made pairing! If you're true fan te would be able to except it as that, I do that with all my Yaoi pairings.

I actually DO like some Yaoi and I don't mind other pairings. But once te start pairing brothers together o people 20 years apart, that's were I draw the line. That makes me sick, it's not just yaoi it's for everything. It can be brother/sister, sister/sister, o brother/brother. It's wrong and not right. All pairings like that are sick! I hate pairings like RoyEd and even RizaEd, they're like 30 years apart in age! It's just not right!! Go ahead and ship people like L and Light(Death Note), that doesn't bother. But do NOT ship sibling and people far apart in age together! How would te feel if it was happening in real life? I beat te wouldn't feel the same about it.

Now I don't watch o read Yaoi at all, the Yaoi I like is just sweet and cute pictures. te now like them hugging o even a baciare on the cheek. Nothing to big, I mean I like some baciare pictures, but do not go over board.

This is the kinda Yaoi I like, just sweet and nothing over board.
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 Because people seem to Amore to shove Yaoi in everything, I don't understand it myself. The one thing I do hate about yaoi, is when it's fan start saying their pairing is Canon. Umm....did they date? Are they married? Did they kiss...hug? Say they Amore each other? Then they're not Canon! It's just a Fan-Made pairing! If you're true fan te would be able to except it as that, I do that with all my Yaoi pairings. [u]I actually DO like some Yaoi and I don't mind other pairings.[/u] But once te start pairing brothers together o people 20 years apart, that's were I draw the line. That makes me sick, it's [u]not just yaoi[/u] it's for everything. It can be brother/sister, sister/sister, o brother/brother. It's wrong and not right. All pairings like that are sick! I hate pairings like RoyEd and even RizaEd, they're like 30 years apart in age! It's just not right!! Go ahead and ship people like L and Light(Death Note), that doesn't bother. But do NOT ship sibling and people far apart in age together! How would te feel if it was happening in real life? I beat te wouldn't feel the same about it. Now I don't watch o read Yaoi at all, the Yaoi I like is just sweet and cute pictures. te now like them hugging o even a baciare on the cheek. Nothing to big, I mean I like some baciare pictures, but do not go over board. This is the kinda Yaoi I like, just sweet and nothing over board.
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Part_of_the_sky said:
I guess people think it's cute how protective Roy can be over Edward. Although I'm not a huge Yaoi fan, I prefer EnvyxWrath fan.

There are some age difference pairings I like (AlphonsexMei, RizaxWinry, ect)
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amutokitty said:
To be honest, I think RoyEd is a pretty cute couple, so long as it's not smutty o hardcore. Sweet and kissy RoyEd is pretty cute, I just find the couple pretty nice. Though I'm più of a EdVy fan...
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Why not have it smutty and hardcore? Just because they're gay, it doesn't mean they can't do sexy things together. <3
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Simmeh said:
What are te guys talking about? Ed turns 18 in the movie.
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 What are te guys talking about? Ed turns 18 in the movie.
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ethelfleda said:
I TOTALY agree! I think it's because Roy is a bit like a big brother to Ed.
Another similar pairing: Winza( WinryxRiza.)
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royedfanboi said:
Okay, well I would like to say just because your saying te don't want to troll on other people for what they like, but just da making a whole thing out of it is really stupid. If te hate, it then avoid it and get on with your life. But to answer your question, Royed is such a popolare pairing because poeple like yaoi. Roy mustang is a sexy man and Edward Elric is a sext boy. Plus, they're not that far apart. 15 years, big whoop. My parents are 16 years apart and as happy as can be. Are te saing it's wrong for people to be with the poeple they love? Also, the girls crush on them and Roy and Ed have a relationship like children, they don't know what to do with it so they they take it out on eachother. So that is why they are such a popolare pairing and once again, just beacuse te say te don't want any angry Yaoi fan (doesn't have to be just fangirls there are a lot of guys who like it too) just da making this page means that te will get them and they will be pissed.
So to the Yaoi fan of RoyEd, follow this link: link
and may all your dreams come true~♥♥♥
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SBTrulz said:
Okay...Im not trying to make anyone mad when I say this.

Personally, I dont HATE RoyEd, I just dont think its a good pairing.
Why, te ask?
I just dont think Ed and Roy are gay.
I mean, mustang is the straightest guy I know! Do te know how many dates he goes on with girls? He dates so many girls! Seriously, read the manga...
And Ed on the other hand isnt really the romantic type, but definitely isnt gay. He marries Winry for crying out loud! (Sorry if I spoiled it).
Now I saw someone bring up how in the COS movie, Havoc says that Riza's not the one Roy's waiting for. And that automatically means 'Roy loves Ed'? Wtf? Roy and Ed are friends, and wouldnt any normal person be sad when one of their Friends disappears? Think logically, not just in ways that make RoyEd seem real.

IM SORRY IF I OFFENDED ANYBODY!!!!! D': THESE ARE SIMPLY MY OPINIONS!

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exactly Roy is girl crazy! And yeah there's no romance between hem
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Edvygrl8 said:
Because fangirls are idiots, trying to dig Yaoi out were ever they can.
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in a way true XD not that i'm looking down on them in anyway
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Alchemistlover said:
I'm not trying to bash Yaoi o Roy Ed fan at all but... i just don't agree with it. Not in an anti gay type of way but an " i don't think they feel about each other that way" type thing. I think that Roy and Ed have a interesting relationship i can't quite pin a word for... maybe brotherly? Again just my opinion. I honestly don't see how it's "beautiful" to me it's basically: Yaoi fangirls taking two random guys and making them a couple. Ed is not gay, and Roy is definitely not gay, i mean he's a huge girl obsessed player (when i'm the leader of the country all FEMALE officer's will be required to wear.....TINY MINISKIRTS!!!). So yeah i don't get o like the pairing at all it makes me very annoyed some people think it's actually a good couple. As for what i think there relationship is i personally think it's kind of like a older and younger brother thing. Besides Roy belongs with Riza and Ed with Winry. Royed is like the stupidest made up couple ever.
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 I'm not trying to bash Yaoi o Roy Ed fan at all but... i just don't agree with it. Not in an anti gay type of way but an " i don't think they feel about each other that way" type thing. I think that Roy and Ed have a interesting relationship i can't quite pin a word for... maybe brotherly? Again just my opinion. I honestly don't see how it's "beautiful" to me it's basically: Yaoi fangirls taking two random guys and making them a couple. Ed is not gay, and Roy is definitely not gay, i mean he's a huge girl obsessed player (when i'm the leader of the country all FEMALE officer's will be required to wear.....TINY MINISKIRTS!!!). So yeah i don't get o like the pairing at all it makes me very annoyed some people think it's actually a good couple. As for what i think there relationship is i personally think it's kind of like a older and younger brother thing. Besides Roy belongs with Riza and Ed with Winry. Royed is like the stupidest made up couple ever.
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As long as something exists, there will always be all kinds of drawings and Yaoi of it. Even winry could be turned into a man (it has actually been done haha XD) to be with Ed and Riza into a man with Roy. It's whatever the fan choose to do with them that matters. Don't worry, te can always pair Ed with that winry girl if te feel they should truly be together. Same with me; Ed belongs with Roy forever and ever. <3
Simmeh posted più di un anno fa
alexismanga said:
I think people like the idea I'm not sure why
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PumpkinQueen712 said:
RoyEd is a popolare pairing because of several reasons, and of course there's the shippers that ship just to ship, and others who like to see them interacting. People like the conflict and the arguing and sparks that they'll inevitably send off. It's like an AriesxAries relationship; {Talking about Western zodiac} very exciting and exhilarating. I mean, of course there'll be the shippers because they're two very hot guys, then there's the OOC'ers, but that happens to nearly every pairing. {Less so with canon pairings, but te know what I mean} I don't really read o look at OOC stuff. I can't stand it. A lot of romantic relationships are 'vicious' in the, uh, real world, I guess, and those relationships where they aren't seen as something to constantly be coddled are welcomed da a wider variety of people.I understand the problem with the age differences. I sound so picky, but I'm not willing to read shonen-ai's and yaois when Ed is so young- più like when he's twenty o something. Yes, Colonel Bastard ages with Ed, but at least Ed's legal! Unfortunately I've only watched the 2003 airing and that makes this pairing *cough* tricky, so no spoilers if te want to argue any of my points T.T. A lot of RoyEd shippers knew it was a futile hope from the beginning, what with Riza, te know, existing, but are happy with our fanarts. I hope this helps te understand it from a shipper's view, though I doubt it, I'm not very good at this kind of thing :'D
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It's okay to add Riza into the mix. She's a good girl, unlike winry.
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iamL123 said:
i think its becuse it a forbeden thing.
the age gap
the hole 'i'm your boss' thing
in a lot of them its frowned apone to be gay
all and all its just a forbeden thing and becuse of that i think people tend to find it più intertaning to read/ wright o even draw. that is what i think anyways.
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AmeliaSeyruun said:
I always hated the pairing. From what I've seen fangirls ship the hell out of Roy and Ed because it's "hot" and they only care for Yaoi sex.

The age gap is creepy and gross.

Come on, he's 15 and he's 30.

But to each their own.
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BennieBear27 said:
Look, I hardcore ship RoyxRiza. So even if it weren't for the age gap, the fact they get on each other's nerves o any of the other stuff te mentioned, I'd still hate this pairing.

But on what te addressed, I'd have to agree with all of it. I also noticed that when I was Leggere this, te also listed off everything I have against the Ereri ship in Attack on Titan.(fan girls, please don't kill me)
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