you have no idea how long this took.
probably would have taken a lot longer if i actually..you know..put a lot of effort into it.
it was basically just a story/mindcanon that I wanted to draw out but i'm..not....a very good artist. so..it..looks like that.
For those who ...need a glimpse into my mind to understand what the fuck this is.
The idea here is that, Marcoh meets a young lady as a young newly made medical alchemist.
He falls in love not knowing that it was all a ploy by Envy, and the other homunculi to train more alchemists into creating philosopher stones. Envy, specifically, wants to make Marcoh do it because Marcoh is a bit of a nice kid and just wants to help people, which..Envy being Envy..finds repugnant. So, Envy begins to fuck with Marcohs head a bit. He would have already had an interest in the idea of the philosophers stone, being a doctor, but it isn't until the .."girl" suggests maybe there is a way to create them. And keeps pushing, and pushing until, years later, Marcoh finds himself creating the first stone. To his horror, he realizes the true nature of the philosophers stone, and then he finds out Envy's true nature.
Years later, Marcoh still finds himself more or less stuck in the same position, doing horrible acts because he honestly doesn't think there is an escape. Day in and day out, he is monitored, and frequently visited by Envy. Envy, who enjoys telling Marcoh about all the people they've killed. The innocent civilians, the bad guys, anyone Envy thinks will get the best reaction out of Marcoh, because on some level Marcoh still looks at Envy and sees the girl he met years ago..Envy knows that and uses it to their advantage. Mocking, 'humans' over and over again.
.....Then Ishbal happens, and Marcoh who had been still ..strung along of sorts, finally sees Envy in action. He'd heard things, but never really seen the largescale bloodshed almost purely due to Envy. That is enough to break any bond that once lingered, and so Marcoh finds a chance to run away and hide under a fake name. But even though Marcoh knew how, he still couldn't bring himself to kill Envy.
Then, a few years later, when Lust dies and Envy gets the A-OK to go hunt down Marcoh again, because now they might need sacrifices. And then the story progresses like the manga/fmab, in which Scar fakes Marcohs death and they head north. They end up hunted, and Marcoh by now knows Envy better than anyone, and knows that Envy wouldn't let anyone else besides themself go to capture Marcoh, and to kill anyone in the way purely out of spite.
Envy goes into their leviathan form, and Marcoh realizes what he has to do, which is what he probably should have done from the beginning, and takes Envy down. ....Still not willing to kill them though. So he sends little envy off with Mei, to another country, where Envy could never be a threat to anyone again..and never come back to haunt him ever again.
After the promised day, Marcoh sees Mei, and realizes that if Mei is here then there is a good chance Envy is too. But Marcoh never sees Envy, and when he runs into Edward he asks what had happened to Envy..
And then gets his answer. And realizes why Envy always spoke about humans the way they did. And maybe wonders, maybe, if he had figured out what Edward had as a young man, if maybe he could have saved Envy in some way.
But it was too late now.
......................so there you go. there is my............extremely long and quite wordy mind canon.
a lot of these panels make me openly cringe and I know i could be like 'hey i could take like 5 minutes to fix that' but then i AUUUgggUUUUHHHHHH and just ...don't. so. here have this shitty long ass comic.
i purposely made marcoh look like marco from snk fight me about it they'd look the goddamn same if they were the same age i swear to god just take off his fucking freckles.