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    I thought alchemy was all about "equivalent exchange"...

    Synthesizing battle short sword, two-handed sword and claymore to make a battle short sword is not equivalent exchange! I also synthesized 3 black smith manuals together and got wool! GG Nexon.
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    But in FMA, they prove there isn't equivalent exchange~



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    Like how it takes 5 Copper Ingots to "convert" into 1 Silver Ingot?

    It's not a closed system, so equivalent exchange is virtually impossible. You get matter/energy lost when trying to change the molecular structure in an open system.

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    This is LIFE not some anime >:l

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradstrt View Post
    This is fantasy LIFE not some anime >:l
    Fixed~



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    Well...
    At least you can have the suit from FMA.

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    "Equivalent Exchange" is purely Full Metal Alchemist.

    And has nothing to do with "alchemy" itself.

    Alchemy was the practice of turning metals to gold, and to find the methods of creating life extending methods. In this sense, it makes no sense that equivalent exchange would apply at all.

    Besides, the entire journey of FMA was to prove that equivalent exchange was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margatroid View Post
    "Equivalent Exchange" is purely Full Metal Alchemist.

    And has nothing to do with "alchemy" itself.

    Alchemy was the practice of turning metals to gold, and to find the methods of creating life extending methods. In this sense, it makes no sense that equivalent exchange would apply at all.

    Besides, the entire journey of FMA was to prove that equivalent exchange was wrong.
    This.


    Some beliefs of alchemy branched towards the idea of magic rather than anything even, while some were based on what was quoted above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zid View Post
    Like how it takes 5 Copper Ingots to "convert" into 1 Silver Ingot?

    It's not a closed system, so equivalent exchange is virtually impossible. You get matter/energy lost when trying to change the molecular structure in an open system.
    Then again, you could turn Iron Ore into Copper Ingots, so that's not bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy-Buddy View Post
    Then again, you could turn Iron Ore into Copper Ingots, so that's not bad.
    You can't. Except for Unknown -> Iron, any metal "advancing" to a "higher level" of metal must be of the same solid state.

    For example, you can only get Silver Ingots by converting Copper Ingots only. You cannot get it with Copper Ore or Copper Ore Fragments, but only Copper Ingots.

    The only metal that can used for any state is Unknown Ore Fragment -> Iron Ore/Ore Fragment/Ingot.

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