Lust (ラスト, Rasuto) is a supporting character of the Fullmetal Alchemist series that was created by Hiromu Arakawa. The series first began serialization in Enix's (later known as Square Enix after 2003) Monthly Shonen Gangan on August 2001.
She first appears in Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 1, Ch. 2 "The Price of Life".
Major Story Arcs
Adventures in the East
Once Father Cornelius was exposed as a fraud by Edward Elric. Lust arrived with Gluttony to kill Cornello and put Envy in his place to start the civil war they needed for Father's plan. Lust followed Edward Elric back to East City as word came of a man targeting State Alchemist. Despite frustration of interfering with the Liore plot, they couldn't allow him to die.
Edward was attacked by Scar but survived the encounter. Lust followed him as he returned to his home for automail repairs. Along the way, Ed inadvertently led her to Doctor Marcoh, who had run away from the Central City labs. After threatening to kill a little girl who had walked in, Lust had convinced Marcoh to tell her where he had hidden his notes on making the Philosopher Stone. She returned to Central City to destroy all the books in Central Library to prevent Ed from finding it upon his return.
While in Central. Lust and Gluttony confronted Scar and tried to kill him in a fight in the sewers. She did manage to seriously wound him, but his body was never found after he escaped in the running water. Somehow, Edward learned about the secrets of the Central Lab 5, and Lust and Envy found him inside. They killed the Slicer Brothers, then beat up Edward. The lab was demolished to destroy the evidence, and Edward was left outside.
Lust was going to kill Maes Hughes after he learned the truth behind their plot, but he showed impressive skill in evading her. He was ultimately murdered by Envy.
Stranger from Xing and the Return to Central
To keep tabs on the movements of Colonel Roy Mustang, Lust began dating Jean Havoc, one of Mustang's men, using the name Solaris. Unfortunately, Havoc never gave up any information she could use.
Lust confronted Mustang and Havoc in the Central Labs as they were getting too close to Father's base. She taunted Mustang about Hughes's death, and he tried shooting her to learn who killed his friend. After Mustang blew up the room with Lust in it, she managed to pierce Havoc's spine as she was regenerating. Mustang then forcible ripped the Philosopher's Stone from her chest, but she just regenerated from the stone, and stabbed Mustang, leaving him for dead.
Finding Alphonse Elric at the entrance to Father's lair. Lust was trying to kill Riza Hawkeye, but she was protected by Alphonse. They were then saved by Mustang, who had burned his wound closed. Using the flame alchemy that he was famous for, Mustang burned and killed Lust repeatedly until the power of her philosopher's stone was depleted. Her final words were that she hoped to see his eyes clouded in despair.
Powers & Abilities
As a homonculus Lust has the power of longevity. She has regenerative abilities. She also has resistance to death that boders to immortality. Her own unique ability is that she can extend (grow) her fingertips to razorsharp blades that can cut through virtually anything with ease . The extend how far she can grow her fingertips is not yet shown. Lust also uses her looks and charms to trick people into doing what she wants.
Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)
The Fullmetal Alchemist series is the first anime adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's original manga. It's produced by BONES and first began airing in October 4, 2003. It lasted for fifty-one episodes, and ended in October 2004. The series first began by following much of the original manga story, but would often change events of the continuity. It would eventually diverse from canon to tell its own story. This is partly due to the fact that while the manga was published monthly, the anime was being aired weekly.
Lust's first anime appearance is in Fullmetal Alchemist - Episode 5 "Those Who Challenge the Sun". Her character in the Japanese series is voiced by Yuko Sato, and the U.S. dub produced by FUNimation is done by Laura Bailey.
The 2003 anime adaptations have some of the boarded alterations from the original manga. In this series, Lust is redeemed, and she discovers that she was the wife of Scar's brother, who died and came back as a homunculus. Her goal is to try and become human. She betrays Dante after she discovers that she has no intention of living up to this promise. Lust begins to openly oppose the other homunculi, and she helps Edward try to capture this series version of Sloth.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)
The Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood animated series is the second anime adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's original manga. However, the series was only known in Japan as simply Fullmetal Alchemist (鋼 の錬金術師, Hagane no Renkinjutsushi). The "Brotherhood" subtitle was only added on for the Western audience to better differentiate it from the first 2003 series. FMA: Brotherhood was designed from its inception to be the true animated adaption of Arakawa's work. It was even set to end only a month after the final chapter of the manga was originally released in June 2010. It's produced by BONES and first began airing in April 5, 2009.
Lust's first appearance in this series was in in Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - Episode 1 "The Fullmetal Alchemist". Her character in the Japanese series is voiced by Kikuko Inoue, and the U.S. dub produced by FUNimation is done by Laura Bailey.
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