shows that made my year - fullmetal alchemist: brotherhood
truth: You do realise that you’ll never be able to perform alchemy again?
edward: I’m aware of that. This portal, I know it contains every secret alchemy has to offer. However, it’s also led me astray. I saw the truth that lies within it. And I became convinced I could solve everything with alchemy, but I couldn’t possibly have been more wrong. That was just arrogance.
truth: You’re willing to cast it aside? To lower yourself to a simple human?
edward: What do you mean ‘lower myself’? That’s the only thing I’ve ever been - just a simple human that couldn’t save a little girl, not even with alchemy.
“Let’s see. Number 23 isn’t going to cut it. I think I’ll give you a name of your own. You’ll want a noble sounding one, right? Let’s see… Theo! Theofastus Bombastus! …Oh. Oh yeah, you’re not that smart. Maybe we shouldn’t put too many syllables in it. Well… how about… Van? Van Hohenheim. How does that sound?”
I’ll do everything humanly possible to protect the people I love, and in turn they’ll protect the ones they love. It seems like the least we tiny humans can do for each other
Oh Hohenheim, you clueless-ass dad