|Lust the Lascivious|
|Alias||The Ultimate Spear |
|Place of Creation||Amestris|
|Relatives||Father (creator, deceased); Wrath (brother, deceased); Pride (brother); Envy (brother, deceased); Gluttony (brother, deceased); Sloth (brother, deceased); Greed (brother, deceased)|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 2|
|Anime Debut||Episode 1|
|Japanese Voice||Kikuko Inoue|
|English Voice||Laura Bailey|
Lust (ラスト Rasuto?), also called the "Ultimate Spear" (最強の矛 Saikyō no Hoko) by her siblings was one of the homunculus created by Father. She was introduced as one of the first major antagonists alongside Gluttony.
Befitting of her name, Lust has the appearance of a very attractive and voluptuous woman. Often seen as the subject of desire by many men, her smooth black hair, flawless pale skin and large breasts allowed her to easily manipulate most men to do her bidding. Her regular attire consisted entirely of dark clothing, where she wore elbow length gloves, black heels and a low-cut dress which revealed a large amount of cleavage as well as her Ouroboros tattoo which rested below her collarbone.
Lust had also been seen wearing an alternative outfit while working under the alias of "Solaris", where she instead appeared very modest in her choice of wardrobe. Wearing a high-collared purple dress, red gloves and tying her long hair to one side, Lust instead relied on acting with a charming personality to seduce men, in this case Jean Havoc.
Notably more sadistic then her siblings, Lust displayed distinct pleasure in torturing her opponents and making them suffer, such as during her fight with Roy Mustang and Jean Havoc in Research Laboratory 3. Also separating her from her brethren, Lust did not display any personality traits based after her namesake. While Greed was greedy, and Gluttony was gluttonous, Lust herself was never shown as being particularly lascivious and instead serving as the object of other's desires.
However like most homunculi, Lust did take especial pride in her existence as a superior being to humans. Often being shown to view humans as far beneath herself, Lust would often comment on the ridiculousness of human nature. As such she felt no remorse over manipulating or killing, gleefully watching the village of Liore fall into chaos and civil war. She wasn't above admitting defeat though, and gladly recognised Mustang to be a man worthy of killing her due to his personal nature, despite then wishing for him to suffer afterwards.
Strife in LioreEdit
First appearing after the emergency situation in Central involving the Freezing Alchemist, Lust was seen reporting to somebody over the phone about the progress in Liore, apparently stationed within the town's cathedral. Expressing pity over the death of McDougal due to his status as a "human pillar", she paused briefly in order to chastise Gluttony over eating weird things, before returning to the phone and mentioning their plan would begin very soon.
Several days later, after the Fullmetal Alchemist and his brother had uncovered the truth in Liore to its population and defeated the false priest, Father Cornello, both Lust and Gluttony appeared to the priest within the cathedral as he attempted to escape the enraged masses. Recognising them, Cornello was quickly killed by Lust before he could attack. Commenting that they'll have to start over in the town and how Father would be unhappy, she chooses to do nothing as Gluttony begins devouring the false priest's body.
Not long after killing the priest, it is revealed that they had replaced him with an exact duplicate in order to continue spreading the religious fever within the town. Watching the town fall into chaos and destruction due to the division between the faithful and the "heathens", Lust could only laugh at how foolish humans were with Gluttony echoing her words. Also agreeing, the fake Cornello approached them from behind while Lust merely went on to comment that the intervention of the Elrics had been turned into something beneficial. Looking over to the priest, Lust asked how long he planned to remain in that form, only for the duplicate to respond that he was only going with the flow. Relenting, the other then transforms back into his original appearance and is revealed to be an accomplice named Envy.
From inside the hall behind them, one of Father Cornello's followers witnesses Envy's transformation and demands to know what happened to the real man. Before either Lust or Envy could do anything however, Gluttony quickly jumps on instinct and eats the man before he can tell anyone else. Discussing the death of Shou Tucker by the hands of Scar, Lust begins to worry about the safety of the Flame Alchemist and the Fullmetal Alchemist due to their standing as a "human sacrifices", and promises to do something about it.
Conflict with the StateEdit
Following the trail left by the Elric Brothers, Lust was able to locate Dr. Marcoh in a small country town. Kidnapping him and threatening to destroy the town and kill anybody inside of it, she was able to gain some valuable information from the guilt-ridden alchemist concerning his research papers about the Philosopher's Stone and its location. Following this lead, Lust returned to Central City in an attempt to discover the research documents. However due to the size of the library she grew impatient and instead burnt down the building.
While explaining her actions to Gluttony, the latter picks up the scent of an Ishvalan who he claims smelled of blood. Giving him permission to eat the survivor, the two homunculus move to track down the Ishvalan. Finding the man wading his way through the sewers, the duo wastes no time in attacking him, and their fight resulting in an enormous explosion which left a section of the sewers collapsed, and the local military under the impression that Scar had been killed. However both homunculi had survived, as well as being confident their prey had also escaped. Rather then pursuing however, Lust decided that it would be better to report to Father about the Ishvalan and so the duo leave the scene.
Appearing later with Envy, Lust arrived at the central room within Research Laboratory 5 to find Edward Elric conversing with the Slicer Brothers, the latter of which the young alchemist had just defeated. Just as one of the brothers was about to reveal to Edward the secret of the laboratory, Lust breaks the blood seal keeping his soul attached, effectively killing the man. Looking down on the alchemist, both Envy and herself question how he had discovered their location. Watching as Envy began to goad Edward into action, Lust was the first to comment on the alchemist's auto-mail arm breaking. Reminding the alchemist that he was being kept alive by them, Lust decides that it was time to destroy the building due to being discovered.
It soon came to the attention of the homunculi that Lt. Colonel Hughes had been digging into their activities and was coming very close to uncovering the truth. Cornering him inside of Central Headquarters records room, Lust merely bids him farewell and comments on him finding out too much. Attacking with her extended fingernails, she failed to land a lethal blow and was instead incapacitated in return due to one of the Lt. Colonel's throwing knives embedding itself in her forehead. Regaining conciousness, Lust overhears him cursing in pain only to quietly reply to herself that it should be her line.
Working in the ShadowsEdit
Some time later, Lust appears with the rest of her homunculi brethren in order to witness the return of Greed at the hands of Wrath. Mockingly flirting with Lust, Greed notes that she hasn't changed in over a century and reveals her moniker to be the "Ultimate Spear". Asking where Sloth was, Lust merely replies that he always skips out on meetings, but that was because he was working at the time. Then inquiring about who Wrath was, Lust explains that he was the last sibling to be created by Father using a live human, and had taken on the role of the Commander-in-Chief of Amestris. Lust then watches on silently as Father then kills Greed in a large vat, before drinking his remains to return his soul fragment to himself.
Eventually, Lust discovers through Envy that Mustang was now investigating their activities due to the death of his friend Hughes, which causes them to become nervous that he may eventually uncover the truth of their plans as well, despite having moved him to Central in order to control him. Meeting in a darkened room full of chimera cages, the two homunculi discuss what they should do. Envy asks Lust if she'd been able to get any information out of her boyfriend, to which she replies that she's not even sure if he's capable let alone knowledgeable. Deciding to gather some more intelligence, Lust was about to leave with Gluttony before Envy pulls her up. Asking if he had a plan, Envy reminds her that the best way to shut up an annoying dog was to give it some food. While Envy sets their plan into motion, Lust then goes and meets up with her boyfriend once more, who is revealed to be Jean Havoc.
Having framed 2nd Lt. Maria Ross as Hughes' murderer, Mustang appears to kill the woman to avenge his friend, leading the two homuncli to believe he was now content and would no longer investigate them. While Lust berates Envy for agitating Mustang rather then controlling him, Envy merely replies that the dog took its bait and now the Colonel's own men may even be disgusted of him. They also discover that Barry had been the one to assault the prison during Maria Ross' escape attempt. Asking Envy where he was, the younger homunculus replies that he doesn't know due to Barry being good at escaping and that they didn't have enough people. Looking over to one of the cages nearby, Lust replies that "he" was all they need, revealing the occupant to be Barry's living body.
Battle in Laboratory ThreeEdit
While Barry and Mustang's group were running around Research Laboratory 3, Lust makes an appearance before Mustang and Havoc. Telling Havoc off for standing her up, both are surprised by the appearance of the other. Doubting her, Mustang points out the Ouroboros tattoo on her chest which proves her to be a homunculus. Questioning her on whether she knew Maes Hughes, Lust begins to comment that it was a shame she couldn't finish him off personally before being suddenly shot in the knee by the Colonel. Revealing her regenerative abilities, Lust berates them for thinking they could bring her to her knees before she is then shot multiples times again by Mustang, now through the head and shoulders.
Regenerating again from these shots, Lust then compliments Havoc on being able to recognise what she is. "Rewarding" them for knowing so much, Lust uses her fingertips to open her own chest and reveal the Philosopher's Stone deep within her ribcage. Explaining that it was the core of all humans created by alchemy, Lust mentions that they also have feelings and as such love their creators. Deducing that she didn't plan to let them leave alive, Lust agrees and uses her extended fingernails to cut apart Mustang's pistol. Seeing him put on his alchemic glove, Lust immediately cuts apart the waterline above of them, dousing the Colonel and Havoc. Realising the situation, both men then flee the room with Lust cutting apart everything in her way to get to them.
Once outside the room, Mustang is moves to decompose the oxygen and hydrogen from the mass of water, leaving Havoc to throw in his lighter in order to ignite the gases. Their teamwork results in an enormous explosion engulfing Lust, apparently incinerating the homunculus entirely. Re-entering the room, the two survey the damage caused by the explosion. However Havoc lowers his guard, allowing Lust to pierce him from behind with her fingertips while hiding underneath some debris. Emerging, the homunculus then fully regenerates while telling the Colonel he wouldn't be able to save his subordinate.
Refusing to give up, Mustang shoots Lust's chest open with Havoc's shotgun before charging at her. Mistaking his intentions, Lust berates him for thinking that would be able to kill her, only to then be shocked when Mustang buried his hand into her chest, ripping out her core and causing her body to turn to ash. Just as Mustang was about to use the stone to save Havoc, Lust begins to regenerate around the stone and his arm, telling him that it wasn't very gentlemanly of him to stick his hand in her chest. Impaling him with her fingertips as well, Lust reminds him that the stone was her core before dropping him to the ground and destroying his alchemic glove. Convinced both were on the verge of death, Lust then leaves the room while Mustang is left to desperately call out Havoc's name.
At the building's centre, Lust confronts Alphonse, Riza Hawkeye and Barry. Asking the latter why he had joined forces with Mustang, Barry simply replies that it seemed like fun to do so, and also commenting that she was the one he wanted to cut up the most. Realising Alphonse was there as well, Lust angrily expresses her frustration at having to kill two sacrificial candidates in one night. Annoyed by all the talk, Barry then charges at the homunculus only to be instantly cut down, his body reduces to scrap by a single swipe from Lust. Mentioning that she hated persistent guys, Lust then tells the Lieutenant that she would be sending her to the same place she had sent her superior moments ago.
Realising the meaning of her words, Hawkeye quickly loses her composure and fires a barrage of shots into Lust's body, depleting all of the ammunition she was carrying before breaking down in tears. Easily regenerating from the assault, Lust simply approaches the young woman with her fingertips extended. Blocking her path, Alphonse moves to protect the Lieutenant and transmutes a spear from the ground beneath them. Surprised that he was able to do so without a transmutation circle, Lust realises that the armoured boy must have seen the Gate of Truth. Easily cutting apart his weapon, Lust is quick to impale him with all of her fingers. Calling him a confirmed sacrifice now, the homunculus instead directs her aim towards Hawkeye once more before Alphonse reaches out and blocks her other fingers with his left arm.
Swinging upwards, Lust viciously rips apart his armour just as someone speaks from behind her. Recognising the new arrival, Alphonse quickly transmutes a large wall from the ground just before Lust is consumed by an inferno of flames. Brought to her knees, her assailant is revealed to be Mustang standing over her. Noticing his condition, Lust deduces that he was using a transmutation circle cut into his very skin and using the flame from Havoc's lighter as a fuel source. Set alight once more, Lust demands to know how he was capable of moving despite the injury she had dealt to him earlier. Holding his side, Mustang reveals to have cauterised the wound with repeated use of his flames, though comments he almost passed out several times.
Continuing his assault on the homunculus, Lust's body is repeatedly burnt and left to regenerate before being scorched again. Inferring from her comment before, Mustang concludes that there must be a limit to her regeneration. Charging towards the Colonel, Lust makes one last attempt to kill the man and launches on of her fingertips directly at his forehead. However she is incinerated once more and her fingertip is stopped short of his head by mere centimetres, and this time failing to regenerate from the damage. Slowly turning to ash, Lust admits defeat and comments that she doesn't mind losing to a man like Mustang whose eyes were so honest and lacked hesitation. She then curses him by mentioning that the day when those eyes would reflect anguish was drawing near, before completely disintegrating and her stone breaking apart, ending her life.
Regeneration: Due to being a homunculus, Lust possessed an incredible degree of regeneration. With this ability, she was able to almost instantly regenerate from bullet wounds caused by small rounds, and within minutes able to completely regenerate from a devastating explosion caused by Mustang's alchemy. Possibly the best example was her ability to completely regenerate from just her core alone, for as long as it was intact she was able to come back to life. However like the other Homunculi, she was incapable of regenerating indefinitely and eventually ran out of souls to draw power from, which resulted in her eventual death.
Ultimate Spear: Lust's unique ability was that to extend her fingertips into extremely thin and deadly blades, shown to be capable of shredding through any material. The length of these blades is also undetermined and seemingly infinite in their range, leading to Lust being able to kill her opponents at any distance with ease. Also adding to their lethality is the speed of which she can extend and retract them, such as when she of pierced Father Cornello's skull, the extension and retraction occurring without their movement being seen. However they are not completely unstoppable, such as Alphonse being quick enough to intercept them and the thickness of his armour slowing their extension to a near halt (despite still piercing his armour completely).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood; Episode 1
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood; Episode 16
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood; Episode 19
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood; Episode 5
- ↑ Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood; Episode 3
- ↑ Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood; Episode 6
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood; Episode 7
- ↑ Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood; Episode 8
- ↑ Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood; Episode 10
- ↑ Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood; Episode 14
- ↑ Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood; Episode 17