I did my research and here’s a brief explanation of homunculus: Homunculus means “Little Man” in Latin. This enrages Edward, but Hohenheim explains that this was Alphonse's plan. Family Basically, a homunculus is born when a human sperm meets an animal egg. They are each named after one of the Seven Deadly Sins and their personalities, appearances and/or powers seem to reflect the sins after which they are named. His stone however, is far greater than that of any of the Homunculi, as their Stones came from Father's stone, which is the same size as Hohenheim's. Alex Louis Armstrong | As he grew older, he controlled his anger more. This left Hohenheim the last surviving citizen of Xerxes. Soon afterward, however, Hohenheim and Homunculus would begin spending less time together, as the shadowy creature's mysterious knowledge was requested by the King of Xerxes in order to search for a way to make the monarch immortal. Blue Squad: (Bald) Father tricked Van for immortal life by sacrificing a whole country of people, and took his appearance and created all the homunculus. After Ed succeeds in bringing Al back in his human body, Hohenheim finally gets to greet his youngest son once again, and Al marvels at the warmth he feels when Hohenheim takes his hand. Though Hohenheim's devotion to Alchemy and the mysterious circumstances under which he was witnessed abandoning his wife and sons gave the man the impression of being cold, he is an unexpectedly a kind and caring man who is quick to give compliments but loath to accept them. 40: ‘Homunculus’ (Dwarf in the Flask) ‘Well…how about Van? He tells her that she has too much to do yet in her life, and encourages her to move forward. He made all homunculus named after every sin that mankind has aka The Seven Deadly Sins. He later resurfaces and reveals to Izumi and her husband that he regards himself as a "Philosopher's Stone in human form" after rearranging Izumi's ravaged internal organs to the most favorable arrangement possible merely by sticking his flat hand into her abdomen, though he is unable to restore the organs she lost. As a youth, he was the twenty-third house slave of a renowned alchemist in the King of Xerxes' personal employ and was known simply as "23". The young who would later go on to be known as Van Hohenheim grew up during the 15th century in the capital of the ancient and advanced country of Xerxes. The only photograph to contain the entire Elric family, with Hohenheim in tears. With nearly four centuries of life experience and alchemical study accumulated, Hohenheim's level of alchemical knowledge easily dwarfs that of any other human alchemist in the history of the world. No information 1. Recap: The homunculus Father attempted to devour God by turning all the souls in Amestris into a Philosopher's Stone. Heinkel | But, in watching time affect the infant boys who shared his blood in ways that were lost to him and his immortal body, Hohenheim became concerned. But Hohenheim then reveals his own plan; he mapped the path of moon's shadow as the eclipse passed and pinpointed the exact location of each of the points in the five-point circle used to create the Philosopher's Stone. Fullmetal Alchemist Wiki is a FANDOM Anime Community. Occupation Pride is far and away the most powerful of the Seven Homunculi and Father’s second-in-command. This recipe uses a horse as the surrogate mother of the homunculus, and the semen of a man is left inside the animal’s womb to putrefy for forty days, before a little man is born. As a Human Philosopher's Stone, Hohenheim's body is capable of the same level of miraculous regeneration as those of the Homunculi and as such, he has been rendered incapable of death or even aging - having been preserved in the prime of life and health for roughly four hundred years. Soon afterward, the master released Hohenheim from slavery and instead took him on as his assistant. With over half a million souls powering his stone, Hohenheim is not only capable of performing transmutations without the use of a Transmutation Circle, but can also transmute without moving his body at all and can even perform biological transmutations and circumvent the law of Equivalent Exchange with ease. Do-Gooder Gracia Hughes | By feeding the King's court misinformation so that the center of the massive circle would be slightly askew, the Homunculus orchestrated the situation so that Hohenheim (holding the flask) would inadvertently stand at the true center. He also wears spectacles over his golden eyes, though whether or not he needs them is unknown. The over one million people living in Xerxes had their souls immediately pulled from their bodies and condensed at the center when the circle was activated, pulling the two through the Gate and endowing them with the energy of roughly half a million souls each. Martel | Full Name Riza Hawkeye | For the beginning of his life, he was kept inside a flask, having no real solid form to assume. His form is an imitation of the human Van Hoenheim. Van Hohenheim is a major character of action-sci fi anime Fullmetal Alchemist is a ancient and extremely powerful Alchemist who had tragic past and connection with Father. Father, now devoting the majority of his power to containing God, is significantly weakened in terms of his offensive capabilities. He was also the father of Edward Elric, Alphonse Elric and Envy. Alphonse Elric, Supporting Immortal Parent, Slave Number 23Theophrastus Bombastus von HohenheimSage of the WestMr. Edward Elric | Pride is exactly that: Father's discarded arrogance and feelings of superiority made flesh. Paracelsus was the byname of the German-Swiss physician Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim. About 1516 he began using the name “para-Celsus” (meaning above or beyond Celsus). Yep, Homunculus. That which we’d almost caught runs away again, but now, there’s nothing to be afraid of anymore. He later arrived in the growing country of Amestris and settled for a time in a small East Area town known as Resembool, presumably some time in the 1860s. He explains it is not about necessity or purpose, but because they are his sons and he wants them to be happy. When Hohenheim's alchemic knowledge was combined with the rudimentary form of alchemy being studied in Xing, Alkahestry was born. As she placed the smiling young Edward in his father's arms for the picture, Trisha explained that she only wanted for them to stay a closely-knit and loving family regardless of each person's appearance and urged him not to distance himself from his family and call himself a monster. The souls of the fragments that he had scattered across the land activates and strips Father of all the Amestrian souls contained within him prior to the activation of the Nationwide Transmutation Circle, returning all the souls of the Amestrian citizens to their bodies. Enemies Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Teaching My reasoning is because the philosopher's stone only enhances the users abilities. If Homunculus can only be created through a Philosopher's Stone, doesn't that mean Hohenheim's teacher already created a Philosopher's Stone for himself, since he created the Dwarf in the Flask, Homunculus? Van Hohenheim, a human, unknowingly assisted Homunculus (the Dwarf in the Flask), in using the population of Xerxes to fill his own body with thousands of souls, while giving The Dwarf the false human body we see as Father. After Ed finishes off Father, Hohenheim stoically offers his own remaining life as the price to bring back Al, but appears surprised when Ed passionately rebukes the idea. He also defeated Father during the first round of their battle, and was only overcome when Father revealed his amorphous, undamageable shadow form and enveloped him. After the incident in Xerxes, he was plunged into despair, as he realized what his actions had done to the people around him. Additionally, it appears to be more powerful than that of any other alchemist with a Stone due to having the support of the Stone's souls. Unfortunately, while perusing countless Alchemical texts in order to find a way to reverse the effect of what the Homunculus had done to him, Van made a shocking discovery: that the very nation of Amestris was built and designed from scratch as to be a much larger and more devastating repeat of the tragedy that had befallen Xerxes - a gigantic Transmutation Circle for the purpose of turning all of the country's inhabitants into a new Philosopher's Stone. Hoenheim explains it as father was prideful more than any of the urge sins. HoHohenheim of Light (2003 series) However Father's Homunculus form, now having the ability to physically exist without a container, leaves Hohenheim in a bad situation. By feeding the King's court misinformation so that the center of the massive circle would be slightly askew, the Homunculus orchestrated the situation so that Van Hohenheim (holding the flask) would inadvertently stand at the true center. His stone however, is far greater than that of any of the Homunculi, as their Stones came from Father's stone, which is the same size as Hohenheim's. The young man who would later go on to be known as Van Hohenheim grew up during the 15th century in the capital of the ancient and advanced country of Xerxes. Hohenheim, who considers himself fairly accurately a failure of a father, allows himself to be removed from the situation as quickly as possible, but Al goes after him, and they have a wonderful heart-to-heart talk in which he explains everything about the current situation to Al. Friends/Allies Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009 anime), Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005), Fullmetal Alchemist: Sacred Star of Milos (2011), a nearly shapeless, sentient shadowy creature, Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir, Fullmetal Alchemist 3: The Girl Who Surpasses God, Fullmetal Alchemist: Daughter of the Dusk, https://fma.fandom.com/wiki/Van_Hohenheim/History?oldid=66392. Father is then seen in a fog of smoke as he explains that in order to contain God within himself required an enormous amount of energy, which the people of Amestris provided. Father is a homunculus that was friends with Van Hohenheim. He resolved to find a way to end his immortality and grow old and die together with his beloved Trisha, but also feared failure and watching his family die. He wears his long, golden-blond hair in a loose, shoulder-length ponytail with two or three loose strands of hair falling over his brow and sports a full Donegal-style beard on his square jaw. This cunning creature spoke to Slave #23 one day and gave him the name Van Hohenheim, along with the secrets of alchemy. Father later uses his stone's powers to create the homunculi, the seven sins that we see. After traveling for a decade (presumably researching the Homunculus' methods and setting up a counter of his own) Van Hohenheim resurfaced in Central City in 1914, where he encountered an alchemist named Izumi Curtis, with whom he discussed the Philosopher's Stone and revealed that his "life-long dream" was about to come true. https://hero.fandom.com/wiki/Van_Hohenheim?oldid=2056415, In the Fullmetal Alchemist manga he is refered to as "Van Hohenheim," not Hohenheim Elric. Independents: Kiri • Rich Couple • Mason • Majhal • Karin • Claus • Lujon • Lydia • Camilla • Jude • Rosalie Hamburgang, Milos: Julia Crichton • Ashleigh Crichton • Miranda - Creta: Colonel Herschel - Germany (2003 Only): Dietlinde Eckhart • Fritz Lang • Alfons Heiderich • Noah. Soon afterward, the master released Van from slavery and instead took him on as his assistant. The king wanted immortality so "father", who was a black blob at this time, told him to make a giant alchemist circle. While Hohenheim was reluctant to embrace his feelings, knowing that she'd grow old and he wouldn't, and the fact that he'd met Trisha once before when she was a child as further demonstration of her mortality, Trisha encouraged him to start living his life. Nina Tucker | Realizing that only the Homunculus could be responsible for such a plot, Van decided that he would be the one to stop it, for the sake of his beloved family and all his dear friends. Though Trisha and Pinako had never judged or antagonized him for his Amaranthine existence, Van began to fear the prospect of watching his new family growing old and dying without him as he had seen happen to so many others over the past centuries. Lan Fan | As Father succeeds in opening the gate, Hohenheim, Ed, Al, Izumi, Roy, Riza, May, Greed/Ling, Pride, Scar, Wrath and the chimeras are the only ones left alive while all the citizens of Amestris are dead. Upon entering Father's subterranean lair, he organizes the group in two teams and goes alongside Lan Fan, whom he later allows to go on her own looking for Ling Yao while he reaches Father. Alchemist,Slave (formerly) A real one…and it’s alive. The young man who would later go on to be known as Van Hohenheim grew up during the 15th century in the capital of the ancient and advanced country of Xerxes. Any act of removing this hero from the category without a Removal Proposal shall be considered vandalism (or a "villainous" attempt to demonize said character) and the user will have high chances of being smitten blocked. Though content in his lowly position, without freedom, any knowledge of the world or even a name, the youth's life would change dramatically in his mid-teen years when his master chose him for a particular Alchemical … He greets his "friend from the flask" stating that "there is no need for a big group to punish one misbehaving child". He eventually enters the giant transmutation circle under Amestris and has a short battle and conversation with Pride. Aquroya: Clara - Reole: (Cornello • Cray • Rosé Thomas ) - Xenotime: ( Russell Tringham - Fletcher Tringham - Nash Tringham • Mugear • Belsio) - By now, he didn't want to die at all and stay with his remaining family, and his last thoughts before death were with them. Hohenheim is a fairly tall, broad-shouldered gentleman with the appearance of a man of relatively healthy middle-age. Found still alive by travelers from the eastern nation of Xing, Hohenheim was brought there and regained his strength while coming to an understanding with each of the souls inside him and teaching Alchemical principles to the Xingese people. Maria Ross | But, in watching time affect his sons who shared his blood in ways that were lost to him and his immortal body, Hohenheim became concerned. Wrath, Gluttony, Envy, Lust, Greed, Pride and Sloth. Thinking himself a monster, he began to fear that touching his sons would give them his curse as well, but Trisha sensed his unease and decided to hire a photographer to take a portrait of the four of them. Though content in his lowly position, without freedom, any knowledge of the world or even a name, the youth's life would change dramatically in his mid-teen years when his master chose him for a particular … Furthermore, there is no reason to think that the Elric brothers are anything but human: In the manga continuity, Hohenheim is a human who just happens to hold a philosopher's stone of significant size: If Van Hohenheim is a living Philosopher's Stone, what does that make Edward and Alphonse? Once all of them had been heard they finally calmed down giving Hohenheim some peace of mind and continued his endless journey throughout the country but would continue speaking to the souls within him to keep them calm. It is likely that the alchemy he learned during his youth in Xerxes serves as the basis for the Xingese art of Alkahestry. May Chang | Soon afterward, however, Van and Homunculus would begin spending less time together, as the shadowy creature's mysterious knowledge was requested by the King of Xerxes in order to search for a way to make the monarch immortal. Fu | This left Hohenheim the last surviving citizen of Xerxes. Trisha Elric (wife; deceased)Edward Elric (son)Alphonse Elric (son)Dante (ex-wife; deceased)Envy (son; deceased)Winry Rockbell (daughter-in-law)Unnamed GrandsonUnnamed Granddaughter Hobby It was first created by a German Alchemist named Theophrastus von Hohenheim in the 16th Century. Unfortunately for Father however, a group of Ishvalans activate a counter-circle to Father's alchemic seal, allowing the other alchemists to attack Father. Eventually Hohenheim left Xing and spent centuries abroad accumulating knowledge regarding the world's different customs and practices. Though 23 decided that the name Homunculus had initially planned for him—Theophrastus Bombastus Van Hohenheim—was far too long for him to remember, he accepted "Van Hohenheim" as his name. After receiving their aid, his power was augmented to the point that Father could not overcome his shielding with anything less than a nuclear explosion. Hohenheim's blood had been used in the creation of the creature, the first homunculus. He dryly asks whether Ed wants to use him to regain their lost bodies, but Ed declines vociferously, having refuted the use of a Philosopher's Stone ever since he learned its key ingredients. • Ling Yao, Alexandre • Arzen • Heathcliffe Arbor • Frank Archer • Olivier Mira Armstrong • King Bradley • Heymans Breda • Briggs Doctor • Denny Brosh • Buccaneer • Rebecca Catalina • Charlie • Klemin • Damiano • Darius • Henry Douglas • Edison • Vato Falman • Fessler • Focker • Kain Fuery • Gamelan • Gardner • Grumman • Hakuro • Harris • Jean Havoc • Riza Hawkeye • Heinkel • Henschel • Maes Hughes • Jerso • Karley • Miles • Raven • Richard • Maria Ross • Sheska • Smith • Storch • Yakovlev • Yoki • Zampano • Gold-Toothed Doctor • Doctor Knox, Alex Louis Armstrong • Giolio Comanche • Jack Crowley • Edward Elric • Basque Grand • Solf J. Kimblee • Tim Marcoh • Isaac McDougal • Roy Mustang • Shou Tucker, Roy Mustang • Kain Fuery • Riza Hawkeye - Black Hayate • Vato Falman • Jean Havoc • Heymans Breda, Laboratory 5: (Barry the Chopper • Slicer Brothers) - Youswell: (Yoki • Lyra ) - Rush Valley: (Paninya • Garfiel • Dominic LeCoulte • Ridel LeCoulte • Satella LeCoulte • Baby LeCoulte) Soon after his appearance in the 2003 anime, he is seen shaping light into Golems (resembling Alphonse's armor) which he causes to attack his enemies. He was the last citizen of Xerxes to die. This is collection of short stories and only changed parts are written! Hohenheim however, counters it with some sort of alchemic shield, and calls upon the souls of his Stone to aid him. The lost civilzation *forgot what was called* was where they lived. In the manga, Hohenheim frequently wears a white dress shirt and tie under a black vest with matching slacks and a brown overcoat. However, Pride is also one of the most deceitful villains, aside from Envy, and his true nature is revealed only one bit at a time. He resolved to find a way to end his immortality and grow old and die together with his beloved Trisha, but also feared failure and watching his family dieculus had done to him, Van made a shocking discovery: that the very nation of Amestris was built and designed from scratch as to be a much larger and more devastating repeat of the tragedy that had befallen Xerxes - a gigantic Transmutation Circle for the purpose of turning all of the country's inhabitants into a new Philosopher's Stone. His stone, however, is far greater than that of any of the Homunculi, as their Stones came from Father's stone, which is the same size as Hohenheim's. Production Process: Use the human semen for inseminating the ewe or the cow and smear its genitals with blood of another animal. Van Hohenheim I got a bit frustrated with some of the stories where Ed makes a full 180 when he becomes a homunculus tbh. His true name is the Dwarf in the Flask, Homunculus — he was the first artificial human (homunculus), having a body made out of Philosopher's Stone, and all other Homunculi are pieces of him. Left with no one, he began to talk to them, separating individual souls out from the endless chorus of screams until he collapsed from exhaustion in the sand. Istilah ini dipopulerkan oleh para ahli alkimia pada abad ke 16, dan oleh para penulis fiksi abad ke 19, yang keduanya mendefinisikan manusia buatan. Decades later, Pinako would introduce the ageless Hohenheim to a young woman named Trisha Elric with whom he fell immediately in love. Elated with the new-found sense of pride that came with his knowledge, Hohenheim began giving lessons to the other slaves and when the master discovered his remarkable skills, Hohenheim declared that, with his knowledge of alchemy, he could be a more valuable asset to the master than a mere slave. Hohenheim encounters Al for the first time in twelve years in Chapter 80, and exclaims, "My vintage armor!" Buccaneer. Jean Havoc | She and the Old Shopkeeper lead him to an underground reservoir, where he walks across the poisoned water, forming a stone pathway under his feet as he walks. Note then that in neither continuity is Hohenheim a homunculus. As its second gift to the being it called its "father", the Homunculus began tutoring Hohenheim soon afterward, using its own mysterious knowledge to teach him reading, writing, arithmetic, science and basic alchemy. Though 23 decided that the name Homunculus had initially planned for him—Theophrastus Bombastus Van Hohenheim—was far too long for him to remember, he accepted "Van Hohenheim" as his name. He ventures confusedly over to Pinako's house to inquire what had happened and his old friend regales him with the horrible tales of what had happened to his family after his departure: that after Trisha had died of illness, Edward and Alphonse had attempted Human Transmutation to resurrect her, triggering a rebound which resulted in Al being ripped from his body and Ed losing an arm and a leg. As the camera flashed, tears of both gratitude and sadness streamed down Hohenheim's face. Van Hohenheim…how does that sound?’ -Dwarf in the Flask ‘Homunculus’ ~*<3*~ Period/Chemistry On our endless journey, there are times when we come to a stop and we breathe a deep sigh. Trisha expressed surprised that he had arrived so soon and chided him for breaking his promise to grow old with Ed and Al, to which Hohenheim reminded her she had broken her promise first. After explaining to Trisha that he was leaving and promising that they would die together, Van Hohenheim departed from the house and Resembool in 1904. Van Hohenheim lacks the ambition of others, clearly content to take his time dealing with things that do not demand urgency, but in his youth had a hair-trigger temper much like that of his son, Edward, and became irrationally angry when taunted for his ignorance. After the fight against Pride, Hohenheim becomes the de facto leader of the expedition to take Father down. But when the Homunculus realized that, as a lowly slave, Hohenheim was too ignorant to read or write, it explained that with knowledge, he would be able to escape the bonds of slavery and make something of himself in the big, wide world. 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