Edward Elric is the Fullmetal Alchemist and the protagonist of the series Fullmetal Alchemist. After attempting human transmutation Edward lost his right arm and left leg. Edward became the youngest state alchemist in history by achieving his certification at the age of twelve. Ed became completely engrossed in his search for the philosopher's stone, which he hopes to restore his younger brother Alphonse (Whose body was completely taken as payment from the portal of truth).