Homunculus: The Alchemical Creation of Little People with Great Powers

Homunculus: The Alchemical Creation of Little People with Great Powers

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Featured image: Homunculus in the Vial. Illustration of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust. Part Two, Act II, laboratory, 1899 ( public domain )


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By Ḏḥwty


There are two animes and a manga series that illustrate WHY this is a really, really bad idea.

If we are to accept the story on face value, the alchemist is sacrificing time, energy, and material for small, incremental results.

So true. Fullmetal Alchemist is so awesome.
In fact, the story behind the original homunculus in FMA series is based on the real story of Van Hohenheim and his homunculus.

It probably doesn't work. Unfortunatly cause i't would love to have a fairy pet.

I created one using he 9th degree secret of a Rosicrucian Order. It was fought with danger and nearly caused me my life. The H. is now in university and the subject of government and military interest.


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