Lan Fan is a character from the Fullmetal Alchemist anime and manga.
Ling's female bodyguard, who is extremely loyal to him and has romantic feelings for him.
In the XP4 fics, Lan debuted in XP4 Heroes Coalition - Kick-Off!.
In the AWA fics, Lan is a student at the AWA Academy and yet to make an appearance.
Lan Fan is a young lady with back-length black hair usually tied back in a bun with the bangs loose and framing her face, dark brown eyes, and a lean, muscular, and fairly curvaceous figure. Her usual attire consists of a black Xingese secret soldier uniform covered by a layer of body armor. On her hands and forearms, she wears fingerless gloves with forearm/hand protectors lined with small spikes along the knuckles. Lan Fan usually keeps her face hidden on missions behind a red and white mask with the Yin half of the Yin-Yang symbol on the forehead (Fu's mask bears the other half).
After losing her left arm on the battlefield, Lan Fan has a combat automail replacement built for her while abroad. It is gunmetal-colored and its shoulder attachments are shielded by what appears to be a steel variation of Xingese plate armor. For combat, it is adorned with a spike strip wound around the hand as well as a long sword blade extending from the bottom of the elbow.
Usually quiet and shy (when unmasked) in Ling's presence, Lan Fan generally keeps to herself unless prompted. And like Edward, she has a propensity for being brash when angered. Her determination and loyalty can also be blunt almost to a fault whenever Ling and his goals are involved. She worries incessantly about the young prince wandering off constantly and will be found watching him more often than not.
Known for not just her creativity and skill on the battlefield, but also for her undivided loyalty to a cause she deems worthy to fight for.
Lan is a member of the Heroes Coalitions and is part of the Omega Force. She also attends the Vanguard Academy as a student.
XP4 Heroes Coalition - Kick-Off!
Chapter 8, Lan, alongside her team, the Omega Force, infiltrated a warehouse where an unnamed crime syndicate are hiding. After defeating and capturing them, Lan watches the police arresting the criminals and later saw the arrival of Team Extreme in a bus before they all made their way back to Neo-City.
XP4 Heroes Coalition - Neo-City Diaries
In Chapter 12, Lan, alongside Mina Ashido, is seen watching Cerebella practicing on a tall gymnastics bar in the Training Camp while awaiting for their turn.
Lan Fan is an extremely skilled combatant, well-versed in the use of Xingese martial arts in both armed and hand-to-hand styles. She has been shown to be able to easily overwhelm a seasoned combatant the likes of Edward Elric and inhuman beasts like the Homunculi. Like most skilled Xingese warriors, she has the ability to sense other people's chi, giving her an edge in battle and the ability to identify the Homunculi, whose life energy is twisted by the large number of souls trapped inside them. Lan Fan herself is particularly skilled in the use of kunai and quite partial to the use of explosives in combat. Her skills are further enhanced with her Automail which has a unique large blade protruding from the elbow, in which she was able to nearly kill the Homunculus Gluttony by herself with ease, attacking him numerous times before he could react.
- Lan Fan appears on the binding of manga Volume 16.
- Her seiyū, Mizuki Nana , also played Wrath in the 2003 anime series, and Armony Eiselstein from the video game Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel.
- Lan Fan also bears a resemblance to Tachibana from Arakawa's one shot Raiden 18.
- Lan Fan means cold rice in Cantonese/Chinese. A joke was made during the mid-show intermissions showing a picture of Lan Fan eating a bowl of rice during one of the episodes.
- The kanji most often used for Lan Fan's name on Japanese fanart are readable as "orchid fragrance." As Lan Fan's name is only written in katakana in the Japanese manga, this translation is probably fanon.
- Lan Fan has two theme songs from the Brotherhood album. The first is called "Sora Kaze," which means "sky breeze" in Japanese, and the second is called "Sotto, sotto," which means "softly, softly." Both are sung by her seiyu, Nana Mizuki.
- Lan Fan shares the same English voice actress with Mikasa Ackerman whose devotion to Eren Yeager mirrors Lan Fan’s devotion to her prince.