This page is an official Fullmetal Alchemist Wiki policy.
Failure to follow this policy will result in removal of images in violation of the policy, as well as disciplinary action, beginning with warnings all the way up to short- and long-term edit bans.


  • Do not upload any files that violate the Terms of Use. Every copyrighted file (images and videos) used on Fullmetal Alchemist Wiki must fall under a fair use rationale, under United States copyright law. Meaning, that in order for this wiki to legally use copyrighted files without asking permission from the copyright holder, every copyrighted file must only be used for visual identification/informational purposes and have a fair use copyright tag on the file description page.
  • All images uploaded to the Fullmetal Alchemist Wiki must be canon within the Fullmetal Alchemist universe. Images can be from the manga, either anime series, films, any of various video games, or real-life images connected to Fullmetal Alchemist. The Fullmetal Alchemist Wiki does not allow fanon/fanart images to be uploaded, and all images uploaded must be appropriate.
  • Do not upload duplicate images. Before uploading an image please check here as well as some pages around the wiki you think your image may be to see that it does not already exist. Do not upload duplicate images unless your image is better quality, in which case use the "Upload a new version of this file" link on the image's file description page rather than re-uploading from scratch. Do not use the re-upload button to upload a different picture, in that case upload the picture from scratch.
  • All images uploaded must be of decent quality. Images that are too small, pixelated, or contain subtitles, should not be uploaded. Images with watermarks are allowed, though the smaller the watermark the better, and watermark-free images are always preferred. Character avatars and character profile images must be 300x295.

User Pages

User pages are exempt from many of the above rules. They can contain fanon images, user artwork, images not related to FMA, and real-life images. When uploading an image not in accordance with the above rules for use on user pages, it should be immediately placed on your user page so it is not removed. However, all images on user pages must still be appropriate.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.