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Fullmetal Alchemist anime timeline :

3086 B.C. (Amestris):
-The king of Lebis attempts to bring his wife back to life using Golems but fails, and wipes out the entire civilisation of Lebis in one night.

1515 A.D. (Amestris):
-In the former site of present-day Central City, Hohenheim and Dante create a Philosopher's Stone from the souls of plague victims and those accused of witchcraft. Hohenheim almost dies, but Dante saves his life by tranferring his soul onto another person, thus starting their cycle of body-transferring.

1535 (Amestris):
-Hohenheim attempts human transmutation to bring his son who died at age 18 due to Mercury poisoning back to life but fails, creating the first Homunculus Envy instead.

1735 (Amestris):
-The Armstrong family begins serving Amestris.

1774 or 1784 (Amestris):
-Greed rebels against Dante and is sealed inside Laboratory 5.

1814 (Amestris):
-Camilla starts looking for an alchemist to create the Philosopher's Catalyst.

1815 (Amestris):
-Hohenheim leaves Dante.
-The first railroad through Resembool is built.

1854 (Amestris):
-Oldest report on an activity perpetrated by Camilla.

Between 1855 and 1864 (Amestris):
-Juliet Douglas is born.

1864 (Amestris):
-Arlen Glostner and Jack Crowley meet while exploring the ruins of Lebis. Arlen helps Jack revive his dead girlfriend Elma, who happens to resemble the queen of Lebis, as a Golem. Half a year later, she turns back into dirt. He keeps reviving her again and again until Arlen decides to stop helping him.

1890 (Amestris):
-Karin, a beautiful flower seller, falls off a cliff due to a cart accident and is presumed dead, though in actuality, she loses her memory and gets taken in by the inhabitants of a nearby village. Believing her to be dead, her lover, Majhal, kidnaps young girls so he can bind their souls to create living versions of dolls resembling Karin. Due to the process being incomplete, the souls reject their new vessels, causing them to wander around the village as zombies.

1899 (Amestris):
-February 3: Edward Elric is born.
-Winry Rockbell is born.
-Juliet Douglas dies in an accident.

1900 (Amestris):
-Alphonse Elric and Russell Tringham are born.

1901 (Amestris):
-Führer King Bradley alters Juliet Douglas' military records, saying she accidentally shot an Ishbalan child. In reality, this is a cover for the military to send in a black ops unit, killing several priests in a monastery in the process (except for Scar's Master), starting the Ishbal Civil War. Shortly after, Marta's squad is taken to Laboratory 5 and turned into chimeras, under supervision from Basque Grand and Tim Marcoh, to prevent the truth about how the war started a secret.

1905 (Amestris):
-Ed and Al transmute a doll for Winry's birthday.
-Selim Bradley is born.

1906 (Amestris):
-Nina Tucker is born.

1907 (Amestris):
-Roy is ordered by Basque Grand to kill Sara and Urey Rockbell, Winry's parents, as insurgents, due to their Ishbalan patients going back to the battlefield.
-Ed and Al transmute a pair of metal dog statues. They find out about Winry's parents' death.

1908 (Amestris):
-A brigade of State Alchemists is called in to neutralize the Ishbal Civil War.
-Dr. Marcoh leaves the battlefield.
-Shou Tucker transmutes his wife into a chimera in order to become a State Alchemist.

1909 (Amestris):
-Nash Tringham returns to Xenotime after doing some research on the red water for years and resumes research to produce red water so that the town will bounce back. At the same time, the red water causes a plague and the deaths of babies soon after they are born.
-Dr. Marcoh shows up in Xenotime to cure the people from the disease caused by the red water by using a Red Stone. With Marcoh's information about the toxic red water, Belsio confronts Nash Tringham. Realizing this was his fault, Nash decides to end this. In response to this, Mugear kills him.
-Ed and Al find their mother collapsed when they return home. It turns out she fell prey to a sickness.
-Ed and Al send mail to all of Hohenheim's retained correspondences' addresses.
-Trisha Elric dies.
-When a heavy rainstorm is causing trouble in Resembool, Izumi and her husband show and she uses alchemy to build a moat to keep the water from overflowing. The next day, Ed and Al convince her to have them as her apprentices.
-Ed and Al are left at Yock Island for one month before training with Izumi. As they're being attacked by a mysterious masked man who is actually Mason in disguise, Ed and Al realize the meaning of the phrase ''All is one, one is all.''
-Ed and Al go to Hiessgart with Izumi and meet Professor Wilhelm Eiselstein and his daughter Selene. The day before they return to Dublith, the Professor finishes the initial prototype of the Philosopher's Catalyst and begins his experiment. Unfortunately, the experiment fails with a rebound, hitting Selene. The Professor tries to stop the mutation, but fails. Selene's body fuses with the wing and becomes Armony.

1910 (Amestris):
-February: Ed and Al attempt human transmutation to bring their mother Trisha back to life. This fails, and Ed is sent into the Gate and Al loses his whole body. Ed loses his left leg as he figures out how to bond Al's soul to the armor, which costs him his right arm in the process. Inside the Gate, Wrath takes Ed's limbs for himself. Al takes Ed to Winry and Pinako's house. Roy Mustang arrives shortly after in response to their letters and says he's interested in Ed, due to him surviving a failed human transmutation.
-Dante takes Trisha's transmuted body to her house and starts feeding her red stones.
-After feeding Trisha's transmuted body enough red stones for her to attain it's form as a Homunculus, Dante names her Sloth and places her under Pride's command to serve in the military under Juliet Douglas' vacant name, which Pride had previously used to start the Ishbal Civil War without suspicion.
-Winry and Pinako make automail limbs for Ed.
-April: Claus' older sister is killed by a Karin doll.
-Shou Tucker, for his annual assessment exam, turns in what Basque Grand refers to as a ''pile of trash'', calling it research.
-May: Gracia Hughes gets pregnant with Elicia.
-October 3: Ed and Al burn down their house and go to Central City for Ed to become a State Alchemist.
-October 4: Winry and Pinako find the Elric house burned down. Ed and Al decide to visit Majhal due to his name appearing numerous times on Hohenheim's correspondences, and find out the village he lives in has numerous accounts of zombies.
-October 5: Ed and Al find out the zombies are actually dolls created by Majhal to resemble his lost love, Karin, and reveal to him that Lebi, his friend is actually Karin, who recently regained her memory. Refusing to acknowledge this, Majhal starts a fight and gets stabbed by his own sword.
-October 6: After being thanked by Claus, Ed and Al take the train to Central City and save it from a group of terrorists named the Blue Squad. After they arrive in Central City, Roy arranges for them to live with Shou Tucker during their studies.

1911 (Amestris):
-February 3: Hughes invites the Elric brothers and Nina over to his house to celebrate Ed's birthday. Gracia Hughes suddenly goes into labor, and when Hughes leaves to get the doctor, the kids have to help her. Soon after, the doctor arrives and Elicia Hughes is born.
-Ed passes his State Alchemist certification exam.
-Ed receives his State Alchemist pocket watch and, suspicious of Tucker's wife's disappearance, investigates Tucker's chimera studies. On his way out of the library, he meets Scar. Shou Tucker transmutes his daughter and his dog into a chimera, which Scar kills out of mercy.
-Shou Tucker is supposedly executed without a trial, but is actually fused with a chimera's body and made to work at Laboratory 5.
-Ed resigns as a State Alchemist to investigate on the matter of the serial killer who targets women, believing him to have been the one who killed Nina. He gets reinstated after helping arrest him and finally gets his title as the Fullmetal Alchemist.
-Barry the Chopper's soul is sealed inside an armor and is ordered to guard Laboratory 5.
-Ed and Al go to Youswell and defeat Yoki.
-Yoki's assistant Lyra decides to study alchemy with Dante so that she can improve her alchemy.

1912 (Amestris):
-The Slicer brothers are supposedly sentenced to death, but their souls are actually trasmuted into an armor and they are ordered to guard Laboratory 5.
-Sloth, still posing as Juliet Douglas, is promoted to secretary of Führer King Bradley.

1913 (Amestris):
-Envy starts the Fossil Disease in a village. A woman named Lydia finds some herbs to hopefully cure the village, but her chariot gets overturned by a mudslide, which Lust and Gluttony come across. They meet Lujon, who is Lydia's fiancé, and who is trying to use alchemy to cure the village. As part of the Homunculus' plan to have Lujon stop the disease which will only be temporary and then take that power away to force him to create a Philosopher's Stone out of despair, Lust teaches him alchemy and gives him a fake Philosopher's Stone to cure his village. Lujon falls in love with Lust, and on the day of his marriage with Lydia, proclaims his love to her, which unfortunately Lydia sees.

1914 (Amestris):
-Chimeras appear in Hiessgart and chase the citizens away. Professor Eiselstein helps build New Hiessgart.
-In Southwest Amestris, Ed and Al fight Huskisson, a scientist who is trying to give the uranium bomb that he invented to the military. He attempts to transmute dead men with machines and ends up being sent to the other side of the Gate. After Ed and Al escape the exploding castle, the story of the Alchemist of the People spreads from a few regions to the whole continent.
-Ed and Al go to Liore and fight and defeat Father Cornello.
-Ed and Al get caught up in the hunt for the Phantom Thief, Psiren.
-Ed and Al go to Xenotime and meet Russell and Fletcher Tringham, who are posing as them.
-In order to get information on Dr. Marcoh, Ed fights Roy in a duel for his annual assessment.
-When they go to a nearby village to meet Dr. Marcoh and ask him about the Philosopher's Stone, Ed and Al are attacked by Scar, who kills Basque Grand. During the battle, Al's body and Ed's automail arm are heavily damaged.
-As they go to Resembool to get Ed's automail repaired, Al accidentally gets left behind in a village and a boy wears his armor body to a fight, and Ed meets a veteran of the Ishbal Civil War. Meanwhile, Dr. Marcoh is killed by Lust and eaten by Gluttony.
-Ed, Al and Armstrong finally arrive at Resembool to get Ed's automail arm repaired. Ed visits Trisha's grave. Winry looks inside Ed's pocketwatch and finds out that he engraved the date he and Al burned down their home in it. Ed repairs Al. The evening before leaving, Ed, Al and Armstrong visit the remains of the house. Later that night, Ed and Al investigate a nearby cave and meet Jack Crowley and the Elma Golem. The next day, Ed, Al and Armstrong leave Resembool.
-Ed and Al report to Eastern Command about their encounter with the Golems in Resembool. Later, along with Riza, they go to the village of Bord'wan which is infested with Golems and meet Arlen. They go to Siam-Sid, where Ed and Al defeat Jack.
-Ed, Al and Armstrong depart to Central City, when suddenly, the train they are riding is attacked by terrorists trying to lure alchemists into creating the Philosopher's Catalyst. The fight ends with the train destroyed, so Ed and Al decide to go to Hiessgart. On the way, they meet Armony and end up getting caught up in the search for the Philosopher's Catalyst.

1915 (Amestris):
-Ed, Al and Armstrong arrive at Central City. After finding the ashes of the library, they get Sciezka, a girl who used to work at the library, to rewrite Marcoh's research notes.
-Sciezka finishes rewriting Dr. Marcoh's research notes. Ed and Al start studying them.
-After spending ten days studying the cryptic notes, Ed and Al realize the ingredients for a Philosopher's Stone are human souls.
-Ed and Al go to Laboratory 5.
-Ed calls Winry and has her go to Central City to fix his automail.
-February 2: Winry arrives at Central City to fix Ed's arm and is dragged off by Hughes for his daughter's birthday party which is tomorrow.
-February 3: Winry attends Elicia's birthday. Al is still worried about what Barry told him about his memories being fake, so he runs away, but later reconciles with Ed.
-Ed, Al and Winry go to Rush Valley. Envy kills Hughes.
-Ed, Al and Winry go to Dublith with Izumi, and the Elric brothers end up revealing to her that they attempted human transmutation. Roy and his gang get transferred to Central City.
-Izumi leaves Ed and Al at Yock Island for them to reflect on their mistakes.
-As Ed and Al are about to return to Dublith, they meet Wrath, who has been living in the island for years. Meanwhile, Sloth assigns Envy to go after Ed and Al while Lust and Gluttony deal with Greed.
-Wrath gets taken to South City for questioning. There, Envy feeds him Red Stones and he becomes evil. Meanwhile, Roy and his gang go to the Southern Slums to apprehend Scar. Lust and Gluttony kill Yoki and blame it on the military, starting a riot, which Roy steps in and gets under control.
-Izumi takes Wrath to Yock Island, intending to kill him but is unable to. She has Ed and Al meet Dante. Al gets kidnapped by Greed. Later that night, Ed and Greed fight, ending in the latter's death.
-Ed, Al and Winry leave Dublith and meet Lydia. Lust meets Lujon again and kills him. His and Lydia's village perishes.
-Ed and Al try to help Ishbalan refugees who are being taken further south by the military and talk to an Ishbalan exile. Winry realizes that Roy is the one who killed her parents, and upon going to Central City with Riza, finds out about Hughes' death.
-The Mustang Unit is ordered to investigate Roy. Havoc is set up with Catherine Elle Armstrong but she turns him down. The Mustang Unit thinks Warehouse 13 is haunted.
-Ed and Al have an argument over whether to deal with Scar or the Homunculi first. Meanwhile, Winry and Sciezka investigate regarding Juliet Douglas, and Winry realizes that Sloth is a Homunculus which was crated from Trisha's dead body.
-Ed, Al and Marta arrive at Ishbal, and Marta tells them what really happened to start the Ishbal Civil War. Ed gets sent to Liore and finds out that Scar plans to turn the city into a Philosopher's Stone. Marta finds out that Führer Bradley is a Homunculus, and he kills her.
-Disobeying Dante's orders, Lust goes into Liore alone to help Scar create the Philosopher's Stone. Scar and Kimblee fight. To save Al, Scar turns him into the Philosopher's Stone. Liore is destroyed.
-Hohenheim returns to Resembool.
-Ed and Al return to Resembool and reveal to Roy's gang that the Führer is a Homunculus. They stay at Resembool, while Hohenheim goes to Central to confront Dante. During said confrontation, he gets taken into the Gate, wherein he ends up in England and meets Winston Churchill.
-Ed and Al sneak into Dublith, where Ed talks with Izumi about Dante, and Al makes a deal with Tucker to transmute a doll of Nina with the Philosopher's Stone.
-Lust and Ed fight Sloth and Wrath, ending in Lust and Sloth's deaths. Al is then kidnapped by Envy and taken to Central City.
-Ed and Izumi arrive at Central, and the former meets the Tringham brothers again, who give him a letter from their father about the underground city beneath Central. Ed goes underground, confronts Dante and gets sent to the other side of the Gate. Meanwhile, Roy arrives at the Führer's/Pride's mansion.

1916 (Earth):
-September 2: Ed arrives in London as sixteen German zeppelins start bombing the city. As he finds himself in his Parallel World Counterpart's body, Hohenheim gets him out of the house and later explains to him that alchemy is fueled by the souls of dead people in our world. Shortly afterwards, after Hohenheim is called away by General Winston Churchill's orders, a German Zeppelin is shot down, which lands on Ed because he was apparently too slow to outrun a falling Zeppelin, sending Ed back to Amestris.

1915 (Amestris):
-Ed returns from London and gets killed by Envy. Al brings him back to life, sacrificing his body due to the Philosopher's Stone. Meanwhile, Roy finishes off Pride.
-Al returns from the Gate as a 10 year-old with no memory of what happened throughout the last few years. The political power of Amestris is handed to the assembly. The Ishbalans are allowed to return to their homeland. Al decides to train with Izumi again.

1921 (Earth):
-In Munich, Hohenheim joins the Thule Society, and Ed studies rocketry, hoping to find a way back to Amestris.
-Ed and Alfons Heiderich study rocketry under Dr. Hermann Oberth in Rome. After they return to Munich, Hohenheim mysteriously disappears, and Alfons lets Ed stay with him.

1917 (Amestris):
-Two months before the events of Conqueror of Shamballa: Izumi dies.

1923 (Earth):
-October: Ed and Alfons save Noah, a gypsy who was being sold by Erik Jan Hanussen and is trying to escape from a group of men who need her for her clairvoyant abilities.

1917 (Amestris):
-In Liore, as the Armstrong family is announcing its reconstruction of the city, soldiers of the Thule Society show up from the other side of the Gate, and Al disposes of them.

1923 (Earth):
-Ed sees a man who looks remarkably like Pride, but it turns out he's actually Fritz Lang. They go to a castle to look for a dragon which turns out to be Envy, who is taken by the Thule Society inside the castle, where he manages to activate the Gate.
-October 29: Ed sneaks into the villa the Thule Society is staying at, and opens the Gate, strangely enough, making the soldiers that were defeated in Liore drop in. Al had managed to transfer his soul onto one of the armors and has a talk with Ed before his soul returns to his body.
-Ed goes to Berlin to help Fritz Lang out during the production of Siegfried, part 1.
-November 8: In Munich, during the Beer Hall Putsch, Dietlinde Eckhart has Envy bite down on Hohenheim at the same time that Al transmutes Wrath and Gluttony, starting their attack. Alfons sends Ed throught the Gate via rocket and is shot dead by Rudolf Hess.

1917 (Amestris):
-Wrath leads Al to the underground city beneath Central to help him reunite with Ed, and they are attacked by Gluttony. Al transmutes Wrath and Gluttony, opening the Gate and starting the Thule Society's attack. Ed and Al defeat Eckhart. Ed decides to fly the ship back through the portal, and upon going to the other side, is reunited with Al, who had hidden inside one of the armors.

1923 (Earth):
-The Beer Hall Putsch is quelled.
-Ed and Al attend Alfons' funeral and decide to track down the uranium bomb and destroy it.

1919 (Amestris):
-Aquroya sinks into the lake.
I decided to make a timeline of the events in the 2003 anime adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist, one of my favorite mangas, for no particular reason other than that I was bored.

I made this timeline following these guidelines: Since Rose gets pregnant and has a baby over the course of it, albeit offscreen, the anime should take place over more than 9 months. Add one month between when Ed and Al went to Liore and the battle in Liore, and another month between when Al was turned into the Philosopher's Stone and the end of the series, and it adds up to 11 months. So the anime takes place over at least 11 months.

The time around which the last 9 episodes take place is never stated, and in general, it's hard to tell when something would be taking place since the weather appears the same throughout the series. The only time the weather is different in the series in any of the main locations shows in the series is during Ed's 12th birthday and Elicia's birthdate, in which it snows... which exactly 4 years later is sunny, has no sign of snow anywhere, and everyone is wearing their usual outfit. However, in the movie, Northern Amestris is shown, and there's a snowstorm going on. For the purposes of this timeline, I'm assuming that's taking place in October like the time period in which Ed is in Germany in the same movie. Since it's snowing in Northern Amestris by 2 months before winter, it's reasonable to assume that it stops snowing by 2 months after winter. In the last few episodes of the anime, the military is sent to Northern Amestris, and it's not snowing, so the last 9 episodes take place at some point between May and October.

The last guideline I followed is the moon phases. I searched throughout the episodes that had scenes taking place at night for seeing what the moon phase is so that I could have a benchmark on where it takes place in relation to other episodes that featured the Moon.

I probably put more thought into this timeline than the people who made the anime probably did.

Please note: The majority of the dates in this timeline are not official. This is just what I came up with after thinking about it and making some calculations.

Also, I feel the need to point out that I do not assume that the Amestris and Earth calendar are the same. In episode 51, it was 1915 in Amestris and 1921 in Munich, and in the movie, it was 1917 in Amestris and 1923 in Munich, so that would imply the Amestris calendar is 6 years behind our calendar. However, in episodes 49 and 50, it was, again, 1915 in Amestris, but when Ed went through the Gate to London, it was September 2nd, 1916, so that means that the Amestris and Earth calendars aren't necessarily 6 years apart, but rather that the Gate can take someone to any point in time in the other universe. I just put the calendars in numerical order for convenience.

As for when the episodes and video games (except for Fullmetal Alchemist 3: The Girl Who Succeeds God because I don't know where to place it) themselves take place in my opinion (not putting this on the actual timeline since it's my headcanon):

Episodes 1-2: July 1914

Episodes 10-13: August-September 1914

Episodes 14-17 and Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir: October-November 1914

Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel: December 1914

Episodes 18-23: January 1915

Episodes 23-28: February 1915

Episodes 28-35: March 1915

Episodes 36-43: April-May 1915

Episodes 43-51: June 1915

I had to fanwank so much while making this timeline, man.
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Pettupottu Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Sorry to dig up on an old post, but where did you get the info that the zeppelin thing, alternate-Ed dying and Hohenheim getting summoned by General Churchill happen in 1916? I've been digging through the episodes but I don't see it confirmed anywhere and that is the only thing that doesn't make sense. Why would it be off from the pattern established?
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64SuperNintendo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student Filmographer
At the end of episode 48, in the next episode preview for episode 49, Al says "On the night of September 2nd, 1916 A.D., sixteen demons clouded the skies over London."
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LilJinjo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
For 1901 you forgot Fletcher Tringham's birth
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Sunogsabatis Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your timeline is AMAZING thank you for sharing it with the world^^ ^^^ 

With Bradley's first move being in 1901,  it seems like he could be as young as 14, putting him in the second generation of Homunculi. 
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LilJinjo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Lyra is 23 so her birth year was 1891 and her birth name is Lyra Lilian Yoki. She's the same age as Kain Fuery and Lt. Yoki is her father.
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LilJinjo Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
My guess is that Yoki is Lyra's father
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LilJinjo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
What about Lyra? When was she born and to who?
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64SuperNintendo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
I've looked it up, but I haven't found any info on her family. The FMA Wiki says that she's in her mid-20's though, so she was probably born in the late-1880's or early-1890's.
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LilJinjo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
I know that Lyra was born in 1891 since she was 20 when she worked with Yoki.
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joaocouto Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you know this?
1919 (Amestris):
-Aquroya sinks into the lake.
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64SuperNintendo Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
Well, in episode 10, they said that Aquroya was going to sink into the lake in 5 years, and that episode took place in 1914.
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PepperPeck Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh.sweet.lord....iI have never seen such a COMPLETE research...BLESS YOUR BEAUTIFUL SOUL ! Happy Happy..Onion
 
You can' imagine how helpful this is - and how much work this is going to give me fixing up my timeline, aaaarh......
Just one question : there's a whole lot of things about Lebis, Armony, etc....I'm no expert, but isn't that in a videogame ?
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64SuperNintendo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
They indeed are in video games (the PS2 ones, to be more specific), but according to the FMA wiki, they take place in the first anime's continuity.
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PepperPeck Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oki doki.
So...if one is writing a fanfiction of some sort, one should include those elements in his timeline ?
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64SuperNintendo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
Nah, they're not necessary. I just listed them here for the sake of completeness.
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64SuperNintendo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
Nah, they're not necessary.
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Blackmass81 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
so helpful Thank you!!
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64SuperNintendo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
You're welcome. Oh, by the way, would you mind if I ask you your opinion on certain things about the timeline of the first anime that kinda bug me? Because I'm thinking of adding another timeline based on certain assumptions that I came up with.
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Blackmass81 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
sure, what do you have questions on?
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64SuperNintendo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
The first thing is about an apparent gap in the timeline. In episode 13, Ed had his yearly State Alchemist assesment, which in episode 7, happened for Shou Tucker, and was shortly after Ed's birthday in episode 6. This would mean that episode 23 happened almost a year after episode 13, which is consistent if we assume that Rose was raped in episode 14 and gave birth some time before episode 39. However, for that to have happened, there would have had to have a several month long time skip, but it doesn't really seem like there was one, because if it did, that means that Ed and Al spent several months looking for Dr. Marcoh (even though he was at a village near East City) and that the Central army also spent that same amount of time in East City because of Scar. It doesn't help that I marked down the amount of days between episodes 14 and 39 and only a couple of months tops were shown passing on-screen. So do you think to have a several month long timeskip between episodes 13 and 14 was a good decision?

The second thing is about Ed's birthday. In episode 5, which took place in October 1910, Hawkeye told Hughes that babies aren't born in five months, which means that Elycia was born in February 1911. However, in episode 6, Shou Tucker asked Ed if he was ready to take the test ''this year'', which would have been in 1910, but Ed's birthday (and Elycia's, since she has the same birthday) happened before the exam. This would place Ed's birthday and Elycia's birth in 1910. Since in episode 13, Hughes said that she turned three this year, that would place it, and the previous episodes, in late 1913, and then the series would end in late 1914, changing the timeline by a few months. I hear that in an official guide for the first anime, Ed's birthday is on February 3rd, so do you think that I should go by official word, or follow my own assumptions?
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Blackmass81 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm not sure about this one, but I don't think there should be a several month time skip. but I believe you should get another opinion on this one.

I believe that you should go by official word, besides I think that the month of October should be saved for morning Trisha Elrics death.
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64SuperNintendo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Okay, thanks for the tips. I'll make an alternate version of this timeline on the bottom part though, and label each version as ''backed up by the guidebook'' and ''based on my personal theories'', just in case.
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Blackmass81 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
great idea, and it was no problem.
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SamDeanCastielLover Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Writer
AWESOME! I've been looking for something like this, but nothing has really helped. THANKS

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64SuperNintendo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
Hehe, no problem! Happy to help out!
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under72hours Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
28-51?
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64SuperNintendo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
I'll do them soon, I've been getting lazy these past few days.
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tansyuduri Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Writer
very nice!
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