I have done my alloted amount of Saturday morning sleeping in and now I am going to clean up the house. The parents get home tonight and I'd like them to come home to something somewhat better than a total disaster. Actually, really all I need to do is vaccuum and do the dishes, but still. I hate doing the dishes. Shut up, being an adult means that do the dishes, not that you have like
But first I'm going to do a little bit of a squee. Or well, not really, actually. More of a "Umm...heh."
Because, I always knew Roy was short. I just didn't realize he was that short
This means that if you do the conversion
he's only 5'6-and-a-bit feet. It also means that Ed is only 4'9", but I'm more stuck on the Roy part.
Rana, we really have
cast these characters too tall. Heh.
Though, if you look at the cast as a whole you'll see that they seem to run fairly short across the board. I mean, I'd always figured Hughes to be at least 6'-6'2" and here he is at something close to maybe 5'9" or so. This does show, though, that the height difference between Ed and Roy isn't as extreme as it sometimes feels. You look at the possibilities of growth for Ed and, sure, he'll always be shorter, but not necessarily that
much shorter. Though, at this point I'm still amused to be taller than he is. What matters most, all things considered, are the proportions, not the actual feet and inches, and I'm wondering if for the purposes of my own fic I can't fudge things a little. Would that really throw off everything so terribly? I mean Runecanon already has some fairly strong if totally random points that I plan to stick to, so is messing with height that big a deal?
It's also interesting to note that of all Roy's men Havoc is the tallest (he seems to be just past 6'), though Armstrong is of a height with Al, at 7'2". The fact though that Fury is barely taller than Ed makes me wonder about height requirements for their military.
Because Trisha and Hohenhiem aren't included on this list either it leaves a fair number of possibilities open for the height of a restored!Al -- who one could reasonably assume would be taller than his brother -- though, I'd be willing to take a guess at Hohenheim's being well over 6'. Something closer in the neighborhood of Scar at 6'2"-6'3". This means that if Trisha is at least of a height with, say, Hawkeye or Ross, then Al stands a good chance of really towering over most of the men in his life.
...too many plot issues running around in my head to deal with this properly right now. Mm...so much to think about.