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Incredible valor; respectable muscles!
~ Alex Louis Armstrong


Major Alex Louis Armstrong (アレックス・ルイ・アームストロング, Arekkusu Rui Āmusutorongu), also known as the Strong Arm Alchemist (豪腕の錬金術師, Gōwan no Renkinjutsushi), is a State Alchemist and officer in the Amestrian State Military. The scion of the illustrious Armstrong family, Alex is a remarkably caring commander and friend as well as an invaluable skilled ally to Colonel Roy Mustang and Edward Elric.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 8-C. High 8-C with alchemy

Name: Major Alex Louis Armstrong, Strong arm alchemist

Origin: Fullmetal Alchemist

Gender: Male

Age: 30's

Classification: The Strong Arm Alchemist, Olivia's brother

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Transmutation, Weapon Transmutation, Earth Manipulation

Attack Potency: Building level+ physically (Can send Sloth flying with a punch). Large Building level with alchemy (Pierced through Sloth, and should be comparable to Edward)

Speed: Supersonic+ (Via scaling to Edward)

Lifting Strength: Superhuman

Striking Strength: Building Class+ (Can knock Sloth's teeth out with a punch)

Durability: Building level+ (Can take multiple hits from a serious Sloth)

Stamina: High

Range: Standard melee range. Hundreds of meters with alchemy.

Standard Equipment: Two metal gauntlets

Intelligence: Skilled fighter and alchemist

Weaknesses: None notable

Notable attacks/Techniques:

  • Combat Prowess: Armstrong is also a highly formidable hand-to-hand combatant, able to fight on equal grounds with such highly skilled and dangerous fighters as The Scarred Man and The Chimera Roa. Befitting his large and well-defined physique, Armstrong possesses tremendous strength and endurance bordering on superhuman, able to endure with only minor damage blunt force trauma that would render most people unconscious or crippled. His punches are able to easily plow through solid surfaces and his strength is able to nonchalantly move large and heavy objects out of the way. Despite his size, he has been noted to be deceptively fast and agile, able to dodge and maneuver against close-range attacks with surprising balance and efficiency. Armstrong's combat style resembles boxing using strong and swift punches to overwhelm an opponent and agile dodges and swift footwork to evade attacks.
  • Combat Alchemy: Major Alex Armstrong utilizes a style of combat alchemy that has apparently been passed down the Armstrong line for generations and mixes alchemical skill with physical prowess. With the aid of two metal gauntlets strapped to his fists (both marked with transmutation circles), Armstrong transmutes objects mainly by punching them. It is possible that this method transfers the kinetic energy of his blows into the alchemical energy, enhancing the speed and force of his transmutations since he mainly uses alchemy to rapidly produce large stone spikes, walls or other objects from the earth at a rate among the fastest in the series. Additionally, the Armstrong style allows Alex to double as a source of heavy artillery, transforming raw stone or brickwork into projectiles which are then launched with the force of his punch. With his Alchemy being combined with hand to hand combat, it is notable that Alex is the first of the few State Alchemists to survive a direct fight with Scar.


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