A king exists for his people, without subjects rulers can not exist.
~ Ling Yao

Greed may not be good, but it's not so bad, either. You humans think that greed is just for money and power. But everyone wants something they don't have.
~ Greed


Ling Yao (リン・ヤオ, Rin Yao), also spelled as Lin Yao, is the twelfth crown prince of the eastern nation of Xing and the liege of the Yao clan. Seeking a way to ensure his path to the throne amidst deadly inter-house competition, Ling has ventured from Xing to Amestris in order to divine the secret of immortality of the Philosopher's Stone.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 9-B | 9-A

Name: Ling Yao | Greed, also called Greedling

Origin: Fullmetal Alchemist

Gender: Male

Age: 15

Classification: Prince of Xing, Traveller | Homunculus, Sin of greed, Ultimate Shield

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Precognition, Martial Arts, Weapon Mastery, Can sense chi | Can make his skin as hard as diamond, Regeneration (Low-High), Immortality (Types 1 and 3), Shares bodies with GreedResistance to all poisons, toxins, venoms, viruses, bacteria, allergen, diseases, etc.

Attack Potency: Wall level (With his sword, he managed to easily cut Gluttony and Envy) | Small Building level (Took down Edward and fought with King Bradley)

Speed: Hypersonic (Kept up with a casual Wrath, should be comparable to Edward) | Hypersonic+ (Somewhat kept up with eyepatchless Wrath) 

Lifting Strength: Superhuman (Lifted Gluttony by himself) | Superhuman

Striking Strength: Wall Class | Small Building Class

Durability: Wall level | Small Building level. At least Large Building level with Ultimate Shield (Blocked attacks from Wrath and Pride)

Stamina: High | Very high

Range: Extended melee range with swords. Tens of meters with bombs and grenades. | Standard melee range.

Standard Equipment: Swords, bombs and grenades | None notable

Intelligence: Above average (Has plenty of combat intelligence) | High

Weaknesses: None | Retains the weaknesses of the first Greed.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • The Ultimate Shield: Greed has control over the arrangement of carbon atoms in his body, allowing him to make his skin as strong as the hardest diamonds and even graphene, allowing him to easily take blows from his enemies. As shown in his final "fight" with Father, he can potentially transform his skin into the most brittle charcoal, but this has no real applications.

Key: Ling | Greedling


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  • Bradley

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    • Seems reasonable.
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  • FMA Ling Yao Upgrade

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    • Ling is currently rated at street level for his ap and dura in his profile, but this is way off. Ling was able to easily slice Gluttony...
    • FMA is under revisions currently, so that's under examination