He just wants to have a family. Edward Elric is one of my favorite male main characters for so many reasons.
He truly wants to make the world a better place. He is so full of flaws but just wants to improve upon other's lives. The Elric brothers don't just travel to find the stone. That's their destination. But their on their journey all they do is help out everyone they can find.
Vic Mignogna is a wonderful voice actor and I am so happy that they got him to do Brotherhood (as well as all of the other returning characters).
His character is wonderfully thought out.
And the show constantly reminds you that he is just a very brilliant kid that is broken in so many ways but is still extremely capable.
Edward cares so much and loves so much about people that he doesn't even know and will fight for everyone while shouting his values at the enemy and more than likely laughing at how something went wrong while trying not to die. Edward Elric is a wonderful character who is an important part in my life and how I perceive the world.