Solf J. Kimblee
Alias Crimson Alchemist
Crimson Lotus Alchemist
Destroyer of Ishval
Race Human
Nationality Amestrian
Birthplace Amestris
Gender Male
Professional Status
Affiliation Father
Previous Affiliation State Military
Previous Rank Major
Previous Occupation State Alchemist
Base of Operations Amestris
Personal Status
Relatives N/A
Alchemy Alchemical Explosions
First Appearance
Manga Debut Chapter 13
Anime Debut Episode 1
Japanese Voice Hiroyuki Yoshino
English Voice Eric Vale

Solf J. Kimblee (ゾルフ・J・キンブリー, Zorufu J Kinburī; ; ; ), also known as the Crimson Lotus Alchemist (紅蓮の錬金術師, Guren no Renkinjutsushi) a former State Alchemist who was employed by the Homunculus to track down the Elric Brothers.




ch34 pg27; ch59 pg14; ch59 pg34; ch60 pg7; ch61 pg2 pg10-22 pg35-37


ch13 pg27-29; ch63 pg22; ch64 pg10; ch65 pg29; ch67 pg4; ch88 pg39; ch92 pg38 pg42; ch93 pg1; ch106 pg36


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General Alchemy: Kimblee is capable of general transmutation that involves simply transmuting one object into another. Though he rarely uses this type of alchemy.[1]


Kimblee's alchemical explosions.

Alchemical Explosions: Kimblee specializes in a form of alchemy that causes alchemical explosions. Kimblee's right hand is tattooed with the sun symbol inside a upside-down triangle, and his left with the crescent moon inside a triangle. Representing Ying and Yang. When the triangles are placed on top of one another, they combine to form a hexagram. A symbol which represents all four of the basic elements (Earth, Fire, Water & Air). By putting the palms of his hands together, Kimblee creates a transmutation circle that causes explosive reactions. This alchemical energy can be directed over a certain distance before exploding.[2][3][4] Kimblee has developed unique methods to further utilize the destructive power of his alchemy. He can take a handful of small stones and release them as a multitude of flying debris upon throwing them. The velocity is great enough cause dents in metal.[5] When he is empowered by a Philosopher's Stone his destructive capability is increased greatly allowing him to destroy a area around the size of a half a mile within a large circle.[6] He also demonstrated the ability to extend this destructive force a quarter mile wide and miles long straight line.[7]



  1. FMA manga; Chapter 63, pages 24-26
  2. FMA manga; Chapter 74, page 1
  3. FMA manga; Chapter 90, page 37
  4. FMA manga; Chapter 92 page 6
  5. FMA manga; Chapter 92, page 39
  6. FMA manga; Chapter 61, page 4
  7. FMA manga; Chapter 61, pages 11-13


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