This body comes with many inconveniences. But inconveniences don’t make me miserable! There’s no reason for you to pity me! My life was put together with alchemy by my brother. If I deny myself, that would mean that I’m denying brother, along with alchemy. I believe in the potential that alchemy holds. I want to believe in it!
Alphonse: Alchemy is based on the Law of Equivalent Exchange… The price of even a failed human transmutation was enormous… It cost my brother his left leg… and it cost me my whole body. Do you see it? My brother drew that with his own blood. His leg had been taken. He was bleeding. I can’t imagine the pain he was in… But through all that, he still gave up his right arm to transmute my soul, and bonded me to this suit of armor. Now, I just want to help him get his body back to the way it was. He wants to find a way to get me back to normal, too. It won’t be easy. We might even get killed along the way… But that’s the path we chose… All we can do is keep moving.