FMA in the Warhammer 40K Universe
So lately I've been immersing myself in various novels that are set in the dystopic universe of Warhammer 40K. For those who aren't familiar with Warhammer 40K here's a quick description: It started off as a table top strategy game which eventually spawned a few video games as well as the aforementioned novels. The universe is set in the 41st millenium where humans are scattered across the galaxy in various states of civilization(ranging from tribal to space faring societies). The galaxy is in constant turmoil, with the humans(The Imperium of Man) constantly waging war with those tainted by a malevolent force known as "Chaos" as well as other alien races(or "Xenos", as the Imperium is fond of referring to them as), which include beings such as Orks(massive troll beasts), Eldar(Elven like species), Tyranids(inspired by the xenomorphs of the Alien movie franchise), and a few more other alien races.
Well, as I was reading one of the novels, titled "Flesh and Iron", a great many references caught my eye that led to my conclusion that various characters in the story were 1) Filipino and 2) practitioners of FMA. The story is set on the jungle planet Bastón which is home to (evidently Filipino)humans who colonized the planet thousands of years ago...but then reverted back to tribal societies devoid of technology. The Imperium of Man decides to come along and set up shop, attempting to claim the lands of the "indigenous" population. After a few corrupt actions by an Imperial Cardinal(no, not Catholic...the only deity you are allowed to worship is the Immortal Emperor of Man) an insurgency starts up. That's the basic background of the story.
Now as for the references in the book regarding FMA: The warriors of these indigenous tribes are called "Kalisadors". These "Kalisadors" are experts at knife and stick fighting. One of the signature techniques that these "Kalisadors" are described to be adept at is a disarming technique referred to as "defanging the snake"(which when I googled the term, a bunch of FMA and silat links showed up).
So yeah, according to Warhammer 40K, Filipinos and their martial arts still exist 38,000 into the future and on a different planet.
Oh and BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!