Posted by psgels on 27 September 2009 with categories: Full Metal Alchemist - Brotherhood



Okay, I was wrong last episode: Envy didn’t die, his arm just disintegrated. Should have known. Anyway, this was a pretty exciting episode with a lot of interesting twists. Ed and Lin spend the entire episode inside Gluttony’s “stomach”, along with Envy, but apart from that a lot more interesting stuff went on.

But oh my god, Envy’s true form. I’m not sure who exactly came up with the designs for that… thing, but I can’t seem to think of anything that resembles it. It also turns out that he was the one who triggered the war in Ishbal, which means that the Humonculi actually tried to get rid of Ishbal once. What exactly didn’t they want the Ishbal’s to find out? Does it have to do with the research of Scar’s brother?

Hawkeye also turns out to get reassigned to be the Fuhrer’s assistant, which is a very risky move. If he wanted to use her to find out who’s helping her, he could have just assigned her to one of his allies, and have this ally report to him so that they can later systematically eliminate all of them. Why would he want to put himself at such a risk? Is he that confident that Hawkeye isn’t going to cause a problem for him, or is there more behind it?

And to think that the headquarters of the Humonculi lies right in the middle of Central City. it makes sense, with Bradley in control, it’s a great place to hide out. It also makes me wonder: before Bradley was created was there someone else playing Fuhher?
Rating: ** (Excellent)

11 Responses

  1. mds says:

    Envy’s true form was one of the most gruesome creature ever found in an anime/manga.

    Looks at the words that came out of these single souls.It creeps me out.

  2. kagura says:

    Yeah, Envy’s true form… When I first saw it in the manga, I swear I could almost hear the sound of my jaw dropping to the floor… and then I just couldn’t take my eyes off of it for the next several minutes :)
    Anyway, you can expect even more amazing plot twists to come in the next episodes (especially the one involving Lin *__*)…

  3. Ebod says:

    Hawkeye’s placed with the Fuhrer because that way, he can control Roy better (Roy won’t do anything against them because he doesn’t want Hawkeye to be hurt). She’s pretty much the Winry to him.

  4. Bianka says:

    (was looking for the new ep but found this instead, but at least now I know it is out!) About Ishbal, they initiated the war so that they could use the people’s souls to create the philosophers stone. I also agree, Envy’s real form is quite different….gives me goosebumps whenever I think of it.

  5. E I N S O F says:

    I loved the way Envy’s face looked as he talked about starting the war and the look of hope returning to Al’s eyes as he hears about Father.

  6. Ashvin says:

    Sweet. Can’t wait to watch this.

  7. Ratatosk says:

    Yeah, Envy looks like he escaped from Berserk or Devilman. Never knew he was green though, he’d be even more wrong-looking if he was kind of flesh-coloured.. :D

    great episode. Can’t wait for what happens next, this was one of my favourite parts of the manga. I love how FAST some of the fights are in this.

  8. clinton says:

    what got me the most was envy in this episode he really showed him off in all ways he’s exstremly strong (he knocked Ed and ling around like nonthing)he also showed that he is worthy of lust calling him the vilest homuculi he is a sadisdc and horrible being and we love him for it

  9. Zaric says:

    I think the Fuhrer is threatening Mustang with the “Now that she’s my assistant she’ll always be at my side, I can break her in an instant if you defy me” card. Because he knows that Mustang cares for her. That’s my guess anyway.

  10. Moo? says:

    Well somethings bothering me this episode… maybe they’ll do it in the next as there wasn’t much time here, but the “faces” on envy’s true form spoke, don’t want to spoil if anything but it played an important role and Ed’s reaction from it. Did they cut it out?

  11. clinton says:

    actaully you made another mistake his arm did not disinagrate is lower body did and the faces did talk in this episode ed geting bugged by them will happen next episode

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  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Mar 5. 2015 12:51 AM)
    Crayons was pretty much a joke. Basically any show of kindness and he’s in the bag.
  • BrendanVGC
    (Thursday, Mar 5. 2015 12:39 AM)
    Aidanak47, you know crayons wouldn’t work. Just place some Seele members disguised as classmates and befriend Shinji (which isnt hard to do, the loner) and then bend him to your will.
  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Mar 5. 2015 12:13 AM)
    And why the hell wouldn’t you try to get the pilots on your side? Hell all you would need to do is give Shinji some crayons and he would be your loyal servant for life.
    And Propaganda people! You guys suck at this!
  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Mar 5. 2015 12:12 AM)
    There was also the issue in end of eva where Seele decided to mount an all out attack on nerve. It was ridiculously unnecessary. There’s only enemy was Gendo. All they needed to do was remove him from his position of power. Instead they decide to kill everyone. Even though it’s pretty damn certain that nobody(With the exception of Gendo’s Smithers) was loyal enough to him to protect him.
  • BrendanVGC
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 11:54 PM)
    I agree with aidanak47, lol. The Seele guys were literally making a self fulfilling prophecy by causing everything themselves for the scrolls, which isnt even a prophecy by that point.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 11:47 PM)
    The Dead Sea Scrolls are really ‘the prophecy’ trope, but they are quite vague about what they really are. Anno and gang probably never decided on what was actually on them. It’s also very unclear who and how much they know about the scrolls. I assume Gendo must’ve seen it, but even that is uncertain.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 11:44 PM)
    They supposedly had excavated an S2 engine off of Adam’s corpse, and by EoE they managed to mass-produce it somehow; so they set probably not worried. I also agree on Gendo being too shifty of a character to trust- I certainly wouldn’t have done it, but Seele seems pretty cocky about everything for some reason.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 11:41 PM)
    @Bam, 1: The S2 engine was pretty much got by pure luck and Seeles efforts only made getting it harder. There’s suicidal and then just plain stupid.
    2: A normal Seele member would have just as much motivation and 0% chance of screwing them over. Which Gendo did try to do.
    These guys were putting a shit ton of faith in those dead sea scrolls. And how bloody detailed were those things anyway?
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 11:29 PM)
    *as far as the series canon
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Mar 4. 2015 11:27 PM)
    (3/3)
    Manga) anything not written by Anno or the original Eva Committee is akin to fanfic and doesn’t hold too much water as long as series canon is involved. Although Sadamoto’s manga is close to the original vision we still might as well be digging in Angelic Days or Campus Apocalypse for answers.

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