Johnathon Hughes Profile
Name: Johnathon (Johnny) Hughes
Date of Birth: February 22, 1889
Rank: Starts of as a major in the beginning,k then lt. Coronal, then Coronal, then he dies
Alchemist Title: The Crushing Boulder Alchemist
Best paired with: Lin Waters
Family: Mother who still needs a name (dead), Connor Drox (father) , Yuki Hughes (little sister), Chloe Hughes (sister, dead), Lin Waters (wife), Rena Hughes (daughter), Mayes Hughes (cousin)
Appearance: Long brown hair pulled into a pony tail goes down to shoulder area, Blue eyes, 5 feet 11 inches tall usually wears his uniform but when not on duty he wears regular casual cloths. He is slightly muscular.
Personality: He's usually kind hearted, and easy going. He also has a strong sense of loyalty.
Flaws: Obsessive at times, over protective towards his sister Yuki and wife Lin, Can be lazy and can often be found sleeping instead of doing his paperwork.
Abilities: Johnathon hughes can be a pretty decent shooter, but his main specialty is Earth Alc
FMA OC Guidebook: NamesFMA OC Guidebook: Names3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Names are one of the most key things to think about when it comes to an FMA character or indeed any character, besides appearance this will be one of the things that your OC will be recognized as. So it's highly important
Things to avoid
Before I cover choosing what to name your OCs I'll cover the type of names its usually best to try to avoid. Coming up with a name using this guide only to reach the end of it and discover that the name is considered sueish would suck so I'll be covering this first.
If you already have a name for your OC and its fits in one of this "best to avoid" categories there will be some techniques for dealing with that listed later. Ok? So lets begin
First of all avoid Japanese names! Although FMA was created in japan, you'll notice that there are not that many characters with Japanese names. Amestris is not based on japan! A Caucasian character who randomly happened to be called something like &
FMA OC Guidebook: AlchemyFMA OC Guidebook: Alchemy4 years ago in Writing More Like This
FMA OC Guidebook: Alchemy
So exactly how does alchemy work in fma?
Well.. After analyzing the hell out of almost every instance of its use I could possibly remember and then doing hours more research. (Is it normal for me to have this much of an obsession? Yeah... I don't think soo ANYHOO ) I finally am ready to put together my guidebook result of what I have learned. This is still a work in progress so bear with me (g-d help me make this good)
How Alchemy Works
Ok, the first thing to understand is that alchemy is a science; this is what differentiates it from magic. This is why it's so much of a skill to learn.
What is actually happening when you preform alchemy?
Alchemic acts as stated by the series are consistent of three stages; Analysis, deconstruction, and reconstruction. Let's go over each of these
This is probably the most unclear one of the three. Beyond just the basic knowledge of what it is
FMA OC Guidebook: OC DesignFMA OC Guidebook: OC Design5 years ago in Writing More Like This
The FMA OC Guidebook: Character Design
Ok FMA art and style is really frustrating in the fact that theirs always a freaking exception! Any rule you make, any! Its always like "but oh! So and so has..." yea-no. Is is to much to ask for a little conformity here? Realy!?
Ok that rant put aside...
THERE ARE SOME EXEPTIONS TO ALMOST EVERY "RULE" I PUT DOWN HERE
So technically yes, you could give your OC bright purple hair with a pink fringe, but bear in mind that that will look very out of place in the FMA world. So there's just one thing for you to bear in mind when breaking these rules: Subtlety. The broken rule should fit in with the rest of the FMA world and not stand out like "holy cow where are they from! It should not be the first thing you notice when seeing the character, nor should there be two broken rules in the same OC. Ready then? So lets begin
This is one of the few absolute rules DO NOT GIVE YOUR OC AN EYE COLO
OC Guidebook: OCXCannonThe OC Guidebook: OC X CannonOC Guidebook: OCXCannon5 years ago in Writing More Like This
Ok first of all some advice nobody is going to listen to but I'll add anyway. Then I'll get to the rest
OCXCannon Is EXTREMLY difficult to pull off especially with any of the major characters. So as a general rule of thumb unless you are an amazing and experienced writer DON'T DO IT!
If you are going to do it DO NOT PAIR YOUR OC WITH A CANNON CHARACTER YOU HAVE A CRUSH ON! Trust me people can tell. This tends to skew up your prospective and make you make the cannon character act in very out of character ways.
That said I know people aren't going to listen so lets begin:
If you are going to do ocXcannon there is a general rule of thumb to bear in mind. Under no circumstances should you shift the cannon character's personality or actions to match your OC!
Pairing an OC with a cannon is a very different process then any other type of romantic writing you do. Its' not like OCXOC which if I haven't made it clear already you should be doing unless you're a very
The FMA OC Guidebook: ChimeraThe FMA OC Guidebook: Chimera4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The FMA OC Guidebook: Chimera
Ok first thing I'm going to say to you if your making a chimera is Please Please PLEASE do not add animal ears and a tail and call it done, PLEASE look at the chimera you see in FMA? How many of them have just animal ears and a tail?
Also, something to bear in mind if you insist on adding animal ears at all, No chordate animal has two pairs of ears. In FMA you want to be realistic as you can. Alchemy is a science after all, and its based on real science. (more about this in my guide to alchemy) Anyway the point is; do not add animal ears as well as keeping human ones!
If you absolutely MUST add a tail, despite the fact no successful human chimeras in fma seam to have one, I suppose since humans still have the remains of a tail (also known as the tail bone) you could.
This brings me to another point. If you are going to make a human chimera try to study human anatomy AND the anatomy of the animal in question, so you can predict realistically h