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Hiromu Arakawa(荒川 弘,Arakawa Hiromu, born May 8, 1973) is a Japanese manga artist from Hokkaidō. She is best known for the manga Fullmetal Alchemist, which became a hit both domestically and internationally, and was later adapted into two anime television series.

She often portrays herself as a bespectacled cow. Her given name is Hiromi(弘美), the first character being written identically to her male pen name, Hiromu.


Born on May 8, 1973, in Tokachi, Hokkaidō, Japan, Arakawa was born and raised on a dairy farm with three elder sisters and a younger brother. Arakawa thought about being a manga artist "since [she] was little" and during her school years, she would often draw on textbooks. After graduating high school, she took oil painting classes once a month for seven years while working on her family's farm. During this time, she also created dōjinshi manga with her friends and drew yonkoma for a magazine.[1][2]

Arakawa moved to Tokyo in the summer of 1999,[3] and started her career in the manga industry as an assistant to Hiroyuki Etō, author of Mahōjin Guru Guru.[4] Her own career began with the publication of Stray Dog in Square Enix's Monthly Shōnen Gangan in 1999.[2]Stray Dog won the ninth 21st Century "Shōnen Gangan" Award.[1] She published one chapter of Shanghai Yōmakikai in Monthly Shōnen Gangan in 2000.[5] In July 2001, Arakawa published the first chapter of Fullmetal Alchemist in Monthly Shōnen Gangan.[6] The series spanned 108 chapters, with the last one published in July 2010, and the series was collected in twenty-seven volumes.[7][8] When the studio Bones adapted it into an anime series, Arakawa assisted them in its early development.[9] However, she was not involved in the making of the script, so the anime had a different ending from the manga, which she developed further.[2] The series won the 49th Shogakukan Manga Award in the shōnen category in 2004.[10] When the second anime adaptation was reaching its ending, Arakawa showed director Yasuhiro Irie her plans for the manga's ending, making both end in near dates.[11]

She gave birth to a son in 2007 but did not take a maternity leave. In a February 12, 2014, interview, Arakawa mentioned that her third child had been born a few days earlier. Other than this she has chosen to keep her personal life private.

She is currently living in Tokyo and has published three more works, Raiden 18, Sōten no Kōmori (also known as Bat in Blue Sky), and Hero Tales.[2][12][13] Arakawa has collaborated with the creation of Hero Tales with Studio Flag under the name of Huang Jin Zhou. In the anime adaptation of the series, Arakawa was responsible for the character designs.[14] She has also drawn the cover from the Japanese edition of the novel The Demon's Lexicon authored by Sarah Rees Brennan.[15]

In April 2011, Arakawa began a new series called Silver Spoon in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday. Rather than writing another fantasy series like Fullmetal Alchemist, Arakawa wanted to challenge herself by trying a more realistic story with Silver Spoon.[16] It quickly rose among Shogakukan's best-selling titles and an anime series by A-1 Pictures began airing in July 2013.[17] Also in July 2013 she began her manga adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka's The Heroic Legend of Arslan series of novels in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine.[18]


Arakawa states that Suihō Tagawa, the author of Norakuro, is the "root of [her] style as an artist". She also learned composition and drawing during her time as Hiroyuki Etō's assistant. She also cites Rumiko Takahashi, Shigeru Mizuki, and Kinnikuman by Yudetamago as influences and is a fan of Mike Mignola's work.[2][4]


  • Stray Dog (1999)
  • Shanghai Yōmakikai(上海妖魔鬼怪, lit. "Ghost Demons of Shanghai") (2000)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist(鋼の錬金術師,Hagane no Renkinjutsushi, lit. "Alchemist of Steel") (2001–2010)
  • Raiden 18 (2005)
  • Sōten no Kōmori(蒼天の蝙蝠, lit. "A Bat In Blue Sky") (2006)
  • Hero Tales(獣神演武,Jūshin Enbu) (2006–2010)[19]
  • Noble Farmer(百姓貴族,Hyakushō Kizoku) (2006–)
  • Silver Spoon(銀の匙,Gin no Saji) (2011–)
  • The Heroic Legend of Arslan(アルスラーン戦記,Arusurān Senki) (2013–)



External links[edit]

  1. ^ abc (in Japanese). Yahoo.com. Archived from the original on December 9, 2007. Retrieved April 6, 2008. 
  2. ^ abcdeWong, Amos (January 2006). "Equivalent Exchange". Newtype USA. A.D. Vision. 5 (1). ISSN 1541-4817. [page needed]
  3. ^Hyakushou Kizoku (2008)
  4. ^ abArakawa, Hiromu (June 2006). Fullmetal Alchemist Profiles. Viz Media. pp. 100–105. ISBN 1-4215-0768-4. 
  5. ^Arakawa, Hiromu (March 2000). "Shanghai Yōmakikai". Monthly Shōnen Gangan (in Japanese). Square Enix. 
  6. ^"Hiromu Arakawa". Viz Media. Archived from the original on October 17, 2006. Retrieved May 3, 2009. 
  7. ^"FMA: B Ends July 4; Sengoku Basara 2 Starts July 11". Anime News Network. June 8, 2010. Retrieved June 10, 2010. 
  8. ^ (in Japanese). Amazon.com. Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  9. ^Arakawa, Hiromu (2005). 鋼の錬金術師 パーフェクトガイドブック 2. Square Enix. pp. 168–172. ISBN 978-4-7575-1426-3. 
  10. ^ ab (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on 2015-08-05. Retrieved 2007-08-19. 
  11. ^"News FMA: B Ends July 4; Sengoku Basara 2 Starts July 11". Anime News Network. June 8, 2010. Retrieved May 24, 2011. 
  12. ^"Raiden 18" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on 2009-04-14. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  13. ^"New Manga Magazine from Square-Enix". Comipress.com. September 29, 2006. Retrieved May 3, 2009. 
  14. ^"Hero Tales Anime Staff, First Manga Compilation Announced". Anime News Network. June 22, 2007. Retrieved July 26, 2009. 
  15. ^"Fullmetal Alchemist's Arakawa Draws Cover for Irish Novelist". Anime News Network. April 28, 2009. Retrieved July 17, 2009. 
  16. ^"Animeland" (in French) (189). Asuka Editions. January 2013. 
  17. ^""Fullmetal Alchemist" author's new series is called "Silver Spoon"". Tokyohive. March 30, 2011. Retrieved March 30, 2011. 
  18. ^"Fullmetal Alchemist's Arakawa to Adapt Tanaka's Arslan Fantasy". Anime News Network. May 7, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  19. ^"Jushin Enbu". Newtype USA6 (12) 11. December 2007. ISSN 1541-4817.
  20. ^"News: 15th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Winners Announced". Anime News Network. May 2, 2011. Retrieved May 2, 2011. 
  21. ^"日本SFファングループ連合会議: 星雲賞リスト" (in Japanese). Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  22. ^"Hiromu Arakawa's Silver Spoon Wins 5th Manga Taisho Award". Anime News Network. March 23, 2012. 
  23. ^ (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 

Fullmetal Alchemist (鋼の錬金術師, Hagane no Renkinjutsushi in the original Japanese) is an anime series based on the manga created by Hiromu Arakawa. It aired from 2003-2004 and spun-off a movie and three video games.

Recurring Quotes[edit]

Alphonse(First Series Introduction, episodes 2-41): Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy's first law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one, and only truth.

Edward(First Series Introduction, episodes 43-51): The Philosopher's Stone: those who possess it, no longer bound by the laws of equivalent exchange in alchemy, can gain without sacrifice... create without equal exchange. We searched for it... and we found it. (This line is Alphonse's in the original. It is only given to Edward in the dub.)

Gluttony: Can I eat him?

Edward: Fuzake n Na! (Could be considered a catch phrase of sorts, as Edward is constantly heard saying it. It's a very informal, masculine way of using the verb "Fuzakeru" which means 'Joke', 'tease', 'lie', etc. Basically it means "Don't kid around", though based on the circumstances, it can translate to anything from "Don't screw with me!", "Cut it out!", "You bastard!", or as sometimes translated in fan works, "Don't fuck with me!" In the dubbed anime, it is mostly commonly translated as "Stop jerking me around!")


To Challenge the Sun (One who Challenges the Sun) [1.01][edit]

Edward: Alchemy; the science of understanding the structure of matter, breaking it down, then reconstructing it as something else. It can even make gold from lead. But alchemy is a science, so it must follow the natural laws: To create, something of equal value must be lost. This is the principle of Equivalent Exchange. But on that night, I learned the value of some things can't be measured on a simple scale. My brother and I knew the laws of science, of Equivalent Exchange, that gain required sacrifice, that something had to be taken from us. But we thought there was nothing more we could lose, we were wrong…

Edward: Uggh… I hate deserts… UGGH! It's nothing but sand…! [Collapses] Uggh… If there was some grass I could turn it into bread. I'm starving! Huh? Hey! Al, where'd you go? Al? Hey!
Alphonse: Down here. [Al's hand emerges from the sand beneath Ed and grabs his leg]
Edward: Ah!
Alphonse: I sunk again.
Edward: Reason number two I hate the desert!
[Cut to later. Ed has just dug Al out]
Edward: [Angrily] I don’t understand why you keep falling in!
Alphonse: I get full.
Edward: FULL OF WHAT?! [Kicks Al and sand falls out of his chest plate, burying Ed. Al laughs and inches away]
Edward: [Bursts out and starts running after Al] Get back here!
Alphonse: What are you going to do?
Edward: Nothing!
Alphonse: Then why are you chasing me?
Edward: Stop and you'll find out!
Alphonse: I promise I won't get buried again!
Edward: Not unless it's by me!
Alphonse: Ed!
Edward: Grr!
[Cuts to when they’re in Liore]
Alphonse: You OK, brother?
Edward: It’s your fault for not stopping when I said.
Alphonse: You wouldn’t stop either if someone were chasing you…
Edward: Shut up… I’m too tired to fight…. (Sighs) Water… I can almost hear it… Wait a second… (Runs and sees a fountain) I can hear it! AL LOOK! Ha-ha! Water! Water! Water! Water! Ha-ha! Oh? I guess that explains the nasty stench in the air…
Alphonse: What’s wrong? Hmm? Is it blood?
Edward: (Scoops up liquid into a cup) Nope more like blood red wine.
Store Owner: Hey! Get away from there! You know that’s off-limits to kids!
[Cuts to later]
Store Owner: Ha-ha! You’re out-of-towners, huh? That explains it! You’ll have to forgive me… I thought you were trying to sneak a little dip.
Edward: Fountain stocked with free wine, that’s pretty ritzy. This town must be loaded!
Store Owner: Yeah, we do alright here… Oh! I almost forgot! Time for a little soul food… (Turns on radio, and everyone is listening to the same thing.)
Cornello: Children of God who live upon this land…
Edward: Hmm…? Well that’s freakish…
Alphonse: Some kind of religious broadcast…
Store owner: Your buddy’s in a suit of armor and you’re wearing gloves in the desert and you call us freaks? What’s you deal anyway, you street performers?
Edward: [spits out drink] I don't think so, pops! Do I look like a clown to you?!
Store owner: Well, you must have some reason, to journey out this far.
Edward: We’re just trying to track something down, that’s all. Now who is this guy, on your airwaves…?
Store owner: Why that’s Sir Cornello!
Edward: Huh, doesn’t ring a bell.
Edward: What’s great about him?
Man 1: Well, he can perform miracles for one thing; I’ve never seen anything like it.
Man 2: This town was a godforsaken dust-bowl before Cornello showed up and transformed it into a desert paradise.
Man 3: Cornello can even forgive sins!
Man 4: Yeah, we’re on the sun god’s good side because of him! He gives us blessings!
Edward: (Puts hands to ears) Uggh! I just remembered! We have to be somewhere! (Turns to Al) You ready to split?
Alphonse: (Nods) Yeah, OK. (Gets up, and sends radio down, smashing it) Oops.
Store owner: Now you’ve done it, buddy! What do you expect wearing a stupid tin suit?!
Edward: Don’t bust a lung Grandpa, we can fix it.
Store owner: It’s in a thousand pieces!
Alphonse: I’m sorry… Let me try.
Edward: Sure.
[Cuts to a few moments later]
Store owner: Drawing. What’s it for?
Edward: You’ll see in just a second. It’s called a transmutation circle.
Alphonse: (Puts arms out) OK. Here goes… (fixes radio)
Citizens: WOW!
Store Owner: It’s really a land of prophets! Your buddy can work miracles like Cornello!
Edward: It’s nothing like that…
Alphonse: It’s science. We’re alchemists.
Edward: We’re the Elric brothers. Not to brag or anything, but we’re pretty well known.
Man 5: Elrics? Not familiar.
Man 6: We don’t have any alchemists in these parts.
Man 7: I fix things for a living, though. Let me know if you need a job
Lust: He doesn’t need any work, that’s Edward Elric, the Fullmetal Alchemist. He’s been a celebrity around East City. They say he’s a real, child prodigy.
Edward: Heh.
Man 8: Wow a real live famous person!
Man 9: (to Alphonse) I see you got the name ‘Fullmetal’ because you wear that armor!
Man 10: Will you come to my daughter’s birthday party?
Alphonse: Uh, I'm not the Fullmetal Alchemist. He is.
Man 11: You mean that little shorty there?
Edward: Grr! [grabs two citizens and swings them around in a circle] Shorty?! Could a shorty do this?! What else you want to call me? A half-pint, bean-sprout, midget?! I'm still growing you backwater desert idiots!
Store Owner: (Laughs)
Rose: I see there is plenty of excitement going on around here today!
Store Owner: Ah… Rose.
Rose: Don’t mind me; I’d hate to spoil all the fun!
Alphonse: That’s OK! I’m Alphonse Elric, nice to meet you.
Edward: (Drops the men he was twirling) And I’m Edward, Al’s older brother, also known as the Fullmetal Alchemist!
Rose: Older brother? Shouldn’t it be the other way around?
Edward: Rrrrhhh…
Alphonse: Easy, Edward…

Edward: So, if you pray and polish the alter enough times, someone who’s dead will be brought back to life?
Rose: Something like that!
Edward: Water: 35 l. Carbon: 20 kg. Ammonia: 4 l. Lime: 1.5 kg. Phosphorus: 800 g. Salt: 250 g. Saltpeter: 100 g. Sulfur: 80 g. Fluorine 7.5 g. Iron 5 g. Silicon 3 g. and trace amounts of 15 other elements.
Rose: What’s that?
Edward: It’s all the ingredients of the average adult human body down to the last speck of protein in your eyelashes. And even though science has given us the entire physical breakdown, there’s never been a successful attempt at bring a human to life… There’s still something missing… Something scientists haven’t been able to find in centuries of research… So what makes you think that hack job priest with his parlor tricks is going to be able to? And in case you’re wondering… All those ingredients can be bought on a child’s allowance. Humans can be built on the cheap. There’s no magic to it.
Edward: It’s just a matter of time Rose. Science will find a way. Science is the answer to everything. If I were you… I’d drop the scriptures… And pick up an alchemy book… We’re the closest thing to gods there are…
Rose: You’re not a god. You’re nothing close to it.
Edward: And neither is the sun. It’s just a mass of hydrogen. Get close to it, like Cornello claims… And all you’ll do is burn up…
Alphonse: Great, Ed. Put your total cynicism on someone else…
Cray: Don’t worry, Elric. Your brother will join you soon.
Rose: Cray! What are you doing?!
Cray: These two are enemies of God. This is His will Rose. Not mine. (Points the gun at Ed)
Alphonse: I don’t think so Mister.
Edward: (Grunts, and throws the helmet at Cray)
Alphonse: I got it! I got it!
Edward: Strike!
Rose: Ah! He doesn’t have a head!
Edward: Haha, yeah, that’s Al.
Alphonse: Please don’t be scared, Rose. This is how I am…
Rose: You’re not there!
Alphonse: It’s true. I don’t have a body. But I’m here. This is my punishment for setting foot on holy ground where mortals are forbidden. We made a mistake, Rose. And we’re paying for it.
Rose: Ahhh!
Edward: Rose, wait!

[Cuts to Rose, running down the stairwell]

Rose: Cray’s was right! They are evil! What have I done? The made me doubt you, Cornello! Forgive me, please!

[Cuts to Edward and Alphonse in a large dark room]

Edward: I can’t see a church social down here can you? Uh? There she is!
Cornello: You’ve wrestled with the darkness and prevailed, Rose. Thank you for bringing them here. State Alchemist, brutal enforcers, I had a feeling one of you would show up some day!
Edward: Well let’s not chalk that up to pious premonitions, okay? You knew we’d come for the stone!
Cornello: Err… You mean this young man?
Edward: Grr… I knew it, alchemy without a transmutation circle, completely ignoring the principle of Equivalent Exchange! It could only mean one thing…!
Cornello: Yes the mythical gin, legendary amplifier, the philosopher’s stone…
Edward: That’s it Al, it’s ours… Cough it up Cornello! That stone belongs to me now! And if you hand it over peacefully we won’t tell the people here what you’ve been doing!

Cornello: Let me introduce you to one of my creations, you of all people will be able to appreciate this...a chimera!
Edward: You combined animals, the most depraved kind of alchemy there is.
Cornello: Maybe so, but most effective!
Edward: Alright big fella want to play? Let’s go for it!
Cornello: H-how how did you do that without a transmutation circle!?! Uggh! Bring me his head my pet! (Throws the bird off his shoulder and transmutes it into a giant bird)
Edward: (Points his sword at the bird) Hmm… Uh… (The bird breaks the spear and grabs Ed’s leg) Ah!
Cornello: Ha-ha… Now snap it!
Edward: (Looks at the bird apparently fine) Wrong leg, pal…. (Bird’s talons break) And here’s the right arm! (Punches the bird across the room, Ed smirks, and looks to his side, at the chimera jumps on him) AHHH!
Cornello: (Smirks, then frowns.) Heh! Huh?
Edward: What’s the matter, you poor bastard? Can’t get a good taste? (Lifts the chimera up with his arm, and flings him to the side.)
Lust: Mouthwatering, eh, Gluttony? (Gluttony laughs)
Cornello: That’s impossible… Those claws on your leg… The teeth on your arm! No one could survive that… Unless… Uh! Your limbs! They’re fake!
Edward: Brilliant deduction…!
Rose: Oh God...
Edward: Don't look away, Rose! You need to see what happens when you try to bring a human to life, when you cross into God's territory or whatever the hell it is! Is this what you want?! Look!
Rose: His arm...his leg, they're machines!
Cornello: I see… Now I understand you Elric. You crossed the line. You did what is strictly forbidden, you tried to create human life and your bodies were taken to the other side!
Rose: (Softly gasps)
Edward: Told you Rose, get to close to the Sun, and you burn…
Cornello: Apparently so, but you were crazy enough to find out for yourself! You are the Fullmetal! The Fullmetal Alchemist!

Body of the Sanctioned (Body of Taboo) [1.02][edit]

Cornello: Idiot! You're running into a dead end!
Edward: Like I always say, can't find a door, make your own!

Man: Nobody said that, now back off!

Cornello: I see. Well that does answer a riddle: Why the military would give a pup like you such a stern name: Fullmetal. But it's literal. See Rose, alchemists forbid their own from transmuting lead into gold, but there's one practice more taboo. A technique forbidden by man and nature itself: Alchemy...on human souls! You miserable little boys… Dabbling in human alchemy without knowing the penalty… You stepped on the toes of God!
Alphonse: You don’t know the story!
Edward: Al...!
Alphonse: But we… We just wanted… We just wanted to see Mom’s face again… See her smile…
Cornello: But you failed didn’t you!?
Edward: Yeah… I’d label that a failure alright, Al lost his whole body and I lost an arm and a leg. See Rose, this is what happens when you try to bring back what’s dead. Do you really want to go through with that!?
Cornello: Don’t let them worry you Rose, you forget that the Sun God Leto blessed me with the Philosopher’s stone, plus I have far more experience than then heretic boys did.
Edward: Don’t be stupid! No matter what kind of power you have some things can’t be done!
Cornello: Oh? Then why are you so anxious to get this stone? You want to beat the laws of equivalency just as I do and bring your mommy back!
Edward: Wrong, holy man! All we want is to get our bodies normal again. See, we don't lie about what's possible. We didn't start a cult.
Alphonse: We will ask one more time, please give us the stone.
Cornello: You are damned, State Alchemist, and may the wrath of God fall upon your head.
Edward: Stop hiding behind that crap! Get down here and I'll show you some wrath!

Cornello: No! I won't let you have it! You can't take the Stone! Gyaaaaaa!
Edward: What the... It's recoiling?
Cornello: Aaaaah!
Edward: An imitation? [in disbelief] Heh heh, after all this, all the trouble you put me through, and even the Stone's a fake? STOP JERKING ME AROUND!

Alphonse: Rings and watches have nothing to do with it. My brother's the Fullmetal Alchemist.

Alphonse: Brother was trying to help you, he just doesn't always handle things well.
Rose: Just go away, would you?
Alphonse: You can still believe, and hope, Rose. I still do.

Rose: What do I have to live for now that I know Cain won't come back? You tell me that, Ed!
Edward: You'll have to decide for yourself. Walk on your own. Move forward. You've got a good strong pair of legs, Rose. You should get up and use them.

Cornello: Cursed souls! Who are you really? What are you after?
Gluttony: Come on, Lust, isn't it time you let me eat the old preacher?

Mother [1.03][edit]

Alphonse: [narrating] Dad left... A long time ago, when brother and I were still boys. Mom stared off into the distance a lot. But she carried on as if nothing were wrong.

Trisha: [on her death bed] Your dad... He left us money... I've never touched it, I was...saving it for you boys... Use it, and take care of each other..
Edward: Don't be silly, we'll use it with you!
Trisha: Edward...would you be a sweetheart and transmute something for your mother? Yes, I know...a ring of flowers would be nice. You see your father...always...used to make them for me... [dies]
Alphonse: [narrating] And that’s what we finally understood. The reason why Mom had always smiled at our alchemy... It had reminded her of Dad.

Alphonse: [voiceover] We were done with making dolls and roses.

Edward: What's a soul, really? Take out the myth, it's just the spark of life. Our blood... that's from her blood. That's a fair trade.

Alphonse: Please, help him! He's gonna bleed to death!
Winry: ...Al? Is that you?

Edward: I don't wanna be chained to the State anymore than you. But I'll do whatever it takes to fix things.
Pinako: Fix you, or the world? Make sure you ask yourself that.

Edward: [referring to Al] This pain's nothing...compared to what he's given up...

Edward: (Having hit a dead end on the Stone) Mustang's gonna scream my ears off.

Pinako: I have no time to entertain dogs, can't you see these boys are hurt?!
Roy: Relax ma'am, I'm just checking the mail. [holds up letter]
Al: One of our letters! So you know where our dad is?
Roy: I only wish kid, we've been looking for Hohenheim for a long time and we're still only kicking up dirt.
Pinako: Then why did you come? You ceratinly aren't going to find their father here!
Roy: Call it nostalgia or misplaced curiousity, either way I'm glad I came. If these boys can attempt a human transmutation and actually survive, then frankly, their dad just dropped a rung on my priority list.

A Forger's Love (Transmutation of Love) [1.04][edit]

Clause: You're nothing but a bunch of chickens! Posing as alchemists when you're just a cowardly little pipsqueak and his walking trashcan!
Edward: [angrily] Pipsqueak?
Alphonse: [sadly] Trashcan?
Edward: Nobody calls me a pipsqueak and gets away with it! Not even a little girl!
Clause: Oh, is that so. [mockingly] Gosh, I'm so terrified of a whiny little pipsqueak!
Edward: Shut up and take a look at yourself! If you're a girl like they all say, why do you dress like a paperboy?!

Majahal: I'm sorry, but I just don't see it. There's just no way you could be my Karin. [looks at mannequins] Karin...I'm coming. [dies]

Majahal: This is impossible! Are you telling me that this wrinkled old woman is Karin? Karin was a woman of incomparable beauty...just like a rose.
Edward: Exactly like a rose. Flowers wither, Majahal...

Edward: [to Clause] You're definitely much prettier when you don't dress like a paper boy!

The Man with the Mechanical Arm (Dash! Automail) [1.05][edit]

Hawkeye: I'm sorry to interrupt you, Major, but let me offer a bit of feminine advice. BABIES AREN'T BORN AFTER JUST FIVE MONTHS!


Hughes: Just look on the bright side Bald, you probably needed a shower.

Edward: Attention, gun-toting extremists! Can you hear me all right, or did you blow your ears out playing target practice?

Alphonse: Welcome to the brig. [smacks his fist in his hand]

Bald: You understand, kid. You've got an arm just like mine. You've wanted to be stronger, too. And the military... they'll just get rid of you as soon as you're not convenient.
Edward: No, I DON'T understand...And don't you ever lump in my reasons for this arm.... with YOURS! GRAHHHH!

Roy: Don’t take any lives. That’s all I asked you, Bald… And as it turns out, you did exactly as you were told.
Bald: So I take it you’re Mustang. HAAAAA!
Roy: I controlled myself. The damage to your skin isn’t nearly as bad as it feels. You can call me Roy Mustang, or just Lieutenant Colonel. Hell, you can call me the Flame Alchemist. Whatever you do, remember the pain.
Edward: So he’s Mustang…
Alphonse: Brother…!
Edward: Hey! You knew! That’s why you made us take this train! You put us at risk on purpose!
Roy: Come on, you think I have the whole world on strings? But… the General heard about your exploits, saving the train; he’s letting you take the State Alchemy exam.
Edward: But you always said we could take it! That’s the reason we came!
Roy: Come on, Ed, the State’s never let a kid take a military exam before. But, I guess lucks on your side, good thing you took that earlier train, huh? Whether you decide to take the test is still up to you, I’m not trying to run your life.
Edward: Of course I’ll take it! And pass! I would have done it anyway!
Alphonse: Those people had us playing right at the palms of their hands, didn’t they? I guess it doesn’t matter what we do. We’ll never be the ones in control.

The Alchemy Exam [1.06][edit]

Roy: So, boys, you’re really convinced you’re ready for this?
Edward: That’s right; just tell me what to wear to graduation…
Roy: Careful, Ed. I’d hate for you to get cocky, as you know, you find your own training, and I suggest him.
Edward: Sowinglife alchemist, huh?
Roy: Shou Tucker, practically wrote the book on bringing things to life…
Alphonse: [Voice over] That’s how it started; we spent the months, before the exam, living at the Tucker Estate.

Edward: Easy Al...You heard what Auntie Pinako said, right? State Alchemists are military and get thrown into service whenever war breaks out. You have to do what they say, even hurt people, for some good you don't understand. It means you're a dog of the state, with a leash around your neck...

Maes: Gracia!
Gracia: Honey... It's here!
Maes: The tea?
Gracia: The baby!
Maes: Aaugh! But... but the doctor said next week!
Gracia: Well, the baby just said NOW! And I'm pretty sure SHE gets to choose!

Alphonse: [panicked] When you think of it like alchemy, making a life's expensive! You'd have to give something up!!


[Edward, Alphonse and Nina scream]

Alphonse: Deliver it!

Edward: Al, do you think we decided right? Chose the right path?
Alphonse: I don't know, brother. But I do know this: I don't want to be in this suit anymore. I want to feel things again. It's strange. We've been right beside each other all this time. But I can't remember what your skin feels like, or how you smell.

Edward: Damn it, what am I going to do? I didn’t think we’d have to prepare anything…
Alphonse: And what about the interview? They could look inside my armor and see I’m empty…
Edward: Hey, you could put Alexander in there and pretend you’re a talking dog...
Alphonse: I don’t think that’s very funny…

Night of the Chimera's Cry (The Night the Chimera Cries) [1.07][edit]

Nina: Oh a letter! Who are you writing to?
Edward: Eh! Ah! A person it doesn’t matter!
Alphonse: Oh! It’s to Winry, isn’t it?
Edward: Hey! It’s just a simple report! Just passed the alchemy exam! How’s the weather, that whole thing, ok?
Nina: Winry’s a pretty name! Is she your girlfriend?
Alphonse: As a matter of fact…!
Edward: AAAHH! She’s not! She’s not! She’s not! She’s not! We’re friends!
Nina: I know I’m going to write a letter to my mommy too!
Alphonse: So your mom lives far away, doesn’t she Nina?
Nina: That’s right! She told my dad, ‘He was a good for nothing alchemist, who couldn’t do anything right. Hopefully, she’ll send a reply this time…

[Havoc and Edward are in a car with Havoc driving.]
Havoc: What’s the matter, chief? You look like the sky’s falling down. Don’t let the Lieutenant Colonel get to you, his mind’s in on a case now.
Edward: What case?
Havoc: Serial killer, only targets women.
Edward: Eh… Sounds like police business, why does he care?
Havoc: It’s the Military’s backyard, it’s dishonorable. Mustang cares about that stuff.
Edward: Or wants a promotion. [Havoc suddenly stops the car.] Uhh!
Havoc: It’s true kid, Mustang’s no political novice, he’ll do whatever he has to, to move up the chain around here. But if that’s all he was about, we wouldn’t follow him.
Edward: Tell me then, what else is he about?
Havoc: You’ll learn soon enough.

Basque Grand: Don't they just eat at you? I hear when that kid showed off his transmutation abilities without the use of a circle, the king actually opened up his mouth and complimented him. Now that upstart Mustang is getting points for discovering him. My points, Tucker!
Shou: I...I'm sorry if they caused trouble for you, sir.
Basque Grand: I smoothed things over for you last year when you turned in that pile of trash and called it research. Fail it again and then I'll get the heat for endorsing you.
Shou: But General...
Basque Grand: What, Tucker?! Would you rather the alternative approach? You wanna pass the title of Sewing-Life Alchemist to that boy and go back to your old life? Drifting the streets of some backward town with ideas and an empty stomach? Your assessment's in two days; it's time to show or roll over.

Nina: Daddy? Are you hurting somewhere?

Edward: So, Tucker...
Shou: Something wrong?
Edward: When was the first time you made one of these...human-speaking chimeras?
Shou: I thought I told you. It's been two years now.
Edward: And when exactly did your wife leave you?
Shou: Two years ago, why?
Edward: And those letters...that Nina wrote...did any of them ever reach her?
Shou: What are you...getting at?
Edward: Tell me this... Where have Alexander and Nina gone to?!
Shou: [Sighs] I hate prodigies like you Ed. Too damn perceptive.
[Edward throws Tucker against a wall.]
Alphonse: [Surprised] Brother!
Edward: This guy used his own wife, Al!
Alphonse: A-and this time?
Edward: HIS DAUGHTER!....and his dog! He transmuted them into that...THING! An easy process when you use people, right?!
Shou: Why are you getting so upset, Edward? It's the nature of scientific progress: animal testing, experimentation, trial and error! All advancements have -- a price.
Edward: SHUT UP! I'm not gonna let you rationalize this, you monster! That was your own family, damn it! You've been toying with people's LIVES!
Shou: Toying with lives? What?! Like your arm and leg there? Or your brother's body? Or trying to bring your mother back? That's toying, isn't it? You don't really think you are any different from me, do you, Ed? [Edward punches Tucker, sending him to the ground. Tucker chuckles. Edward prepares to punch him again but is stopped by Alphonse.]
Alphonse: Why, Mr. Tucker? The whole point was to pass the assessment and continue your way of life. But now your family's gone. What life is left?!
Shou: That's the funny thing, I didn't have a reason. I fully understood, no matter what I did, my life would be ruined. I could either do it with the science, or without. And so I chose science, to see if I could.
Edward: What kind of man...
Shou: When you have the power to do something, it's hard not to try. Isn't that what we agreed on, Ed? Aren't we so much alike?
Edward: NO!
Shou: Sure...part of me did it for respect and this house. Just as you partly did it for your mother. But there's more. You're desperate to put your mind to use, Ed. To see what you're capable of, to put the world under your fingers...that's the essence of alchemy. You did it for knowledge...control. Above all, you did it just to prove you can. [Edward punches Tucker again]
Edward: You're wrong. Alchemy isn't meant to be... I'm not like you! [Edward repeatedly punches Tucker.]I'M NOT! NOT! I'M NOT!
Alphonse: Brother, you'll kill him!

Alphonse: It's like an alchemist deconstructed her, but who? I guess it doesn't matter. Even if we did find him, it wouldn't bring her back.
Edward: Sorry...Nina. I'm...
Alphonse: Brother, don't.
[Edward breaks down in tears]

Philosopher's Stone [1.08][edit]

Scar: Really? You're better off. [thinking] Because if you were still a state alchemist... [lifts his sleeve] This arm would destroy you.

Edward: You're a man!
Barry the Chopper: Guilty as charged!

Barry the Chopper: She seems to like taking things apart so I thought I'd do the same to her! Watch closely and maybe you'll get to see what makes her tick!
Edward: You sick...why are you doing this?!
Barry the Chopper: Why? Hmm...what a strange little question that is. I guess it's because I enjoy it. The first person I killed was my wife. She was nagging me about something and without meaning to, I chopped her to pieces. But when I saw how finely I could slice her, I wanted more. To reduce people to their most basic building blocks, and I wanted everyone to see...
Edward: That's stupid. Why would someone kill for such a ridiculous reason?
Barry the Chopper: [looks at Edward insanely] Because they can! Given the slightest provocation, anyone can do it.
Edward: Stay back!
Barry the Chopper: Men have morals, but send them to war and they have no problem slaying each other in the most brutal fashions. Now why do you think that is?
Edward: I have no idea...
Barry the Chopper: [cuts Edward's shoulder slightly] 'Cause deep down inside we all want to kill, most just need the go-ahead from their society. Like the State Alchemists I saw in a village, slaughtering helpless people. Splat! Big fountains of blood!

Alphonse Brother, it turns out the Philosopher's Stone may very well be real. But all the clues we need to find it are off limits to everyone except State Alchemists. Since I no longer have a mortal shell, I can't feel the terror you felt, thinking you were going to die. I'm sure it must have been painful, and lonely. I want my body back, brother. I want to be able to feel what you felt. To feel human again. If we find the Philosopher's Stone, I can have that.
Edward: When I was certain he was going to kill me, my mind went blank, and I didn't have any hope anymore. And the only thing I could do was scream my lungs out. I felt so helpless, I couldn't even bring myself to believe someone might save me. Then you showed up, Al. And I realized that if we don't take care of each other, no one else will. So I'll do anything in my power to get our bodies back, even if it means being the military's lapdog. And we'll just have to hope our powers are good enough to help us rise above our own limits. [cries into his hands] 'Cause we're not gods. We're humans. Tiny, insignificant humans...who couldn't even save a little girl.

Be Thou for the People [1.09][edit]

Lyra: But you are an Alchemist of the state! How can you defy the military you serve?
Edward: Because I never sold my soul to them.

Edward: Come on now. Is that anyway to talk to your new boss, landlord, and all-around overseer?

Kyle: But our inn was destroyed last night...
Edward: Hmm, really? Then what's that over there?

Driver: Edward Elric? Yeah, I heard of him!
Edward: So what do you know about the guy?
Driver: Well they say is that even though he’s one of those state alchemist guys he’s still a friend of the common man.
Edward: Wow, he must be a man of great stature then, huh?
Driver: Actually I’ve heard he’s surprisingly short, like a dwarf or something!
Alphonse: Eh? Stop that brother!
Alphonse: If you keep scaring away cab drivers, we'll never reach Liore!

Winry: AHHH! Come on hurry up! EEEPP! (Rushes in store) I’ll take the chrome steel spanner set. (Grabs a wrench) This hydraulic cork wrench! (Points at glass) And can I take a look at that micrometer please!?
Clerk: Sure!
Winry: Oh! And please throw in whichever ultra hard tipped drill that you think is the best!
Clerk: You got it!
Winry: It’s everything I dreamed it would be! Central sure puts our small town selection to shame! Oh! And I just can’t get over how good this walnut handle on this screwdriver feels on my skin!
Alphonse: Are you almost done in there, Winry?
Winry: Huh?
Alphonse: Don’t you think you have enough souvenirs for one trip?
Winry: WHAT?! But you said you’d buy me anything I wanted today! Isn’t that right, Ed?
Edward: Yeah…
Winry: Ed, I love these high carbon chrome steel cutting sheers, they’ll cut through anything and never rust! Can I have these too?
Edward: Sure…
Winry: (To clerk) Sir? Could you add this sowing machine oil to my tab?
Clerk: Of course!
Winry: Here… (To Ed) This is for you… Without me around you’ll have to take care of your own auto-mail.
Soldier: Mr. Elric. Mustang wants to see you.

[Cuts to Central HQ]

Edward: There’s a mission for me?
Roy: Yeah, now that you’re a real state alchemist you have to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice. It’s our life… Second lieutenant, Hawkeye?
Riza: Yes, sir. (Walks to Ed and hands him some papers) Here are your orders and case file.
Edward: (reads aloud) Fullmetal alchemist, Edward Elric, you are hereby ordered to inspect the coal mine at Yusewell… (Turns to Roy) Is this kind of thing really a job for a state alchemist?
Riza: It entails inspecting the mine resources, as an alchemist you do have knowledge of minerals, don’t you?
Edward: Uh…
Roy: Seeing as it’s your first mission I’ve decided to keep the training wheels on, but that won’t mean that you can take it easy…

Alphonse: It feels like we’ve got our own private car, huh? I like traveling by train. You can just sit and watch the world go by out-
Edward: Al?
Alphonse: Hmm?
Edward: I have to do this, now that the state has me on a leash, but there’s no reason you should suffer too.
Alphonse: We’re brothers, of we don’t help each other, no one will, your lines remember.

[Cuts to train station earlier that day]

Winry: So when can we expect to see you back home?
Edward: We’re not going back…
Winry: Ed…
Alphonse: Winry, There’s no home left for us to return to…

[Cuts back to present]

Edward: (Sighs) You’re right…
Alphonse: (Gasps) I think I can see it…!
Edward: So that’s the last town to the east, Yusewell, huh…

[Cuts to after they’re off the train]

Edward: It’s supposed to be a coal mining town, (Laughs) but it looks more like a ghost town to me!
Alphonse: Everyone here looks so run down…
Edward: (Sighs) It doesn’t look like there’s going to be much to do here… [Turns to Al] Let’s hurry and finish so we can blow this- [Gets hit with a piece of wood] OOF!!
Kyle: Sorry! Wait, are you guys tourists? Where you from? Have you eaten? Where you staying?
Edward: Hell of a welcoming committee….
Kyle: Pops! We got visitors!
Halling: What are you going on about?
Kyle: Over here! Big spenders!
Alphonse: Big, spenders?
Halling: Hi, my name’s Halling, I run the local inn, we’ll take good care of you.

[Cuts to later at the inn]

Halling: So what do you think? I know it’s not much but since the coal mine’s wages are so low, at least with this place I can keep to harems in the fire.
Halling’s wife: So that’ll be a room for two for one night?
Alphonse: And what are your rates?
Halling: Well it isn’t cheap…
Edward: I’m sure we can cope, despite our appearances; we’ve got plenty of cash.
Halling: (Holds up two fingers.) Two hundred thousand!
Edward: WHAT!?! Two hundred thousand, that’s ridiculous! Are you going to put gold bars on our pillows!?!
Halling: It’s a fair price seeing how ours is the finest inn in all of Yusewell!
Kyle: Not to mention it’s the only one!
Halling: We haven’t had many guests in some time so we got to milk you folks for all you’re worth!
Elrics: (Groans)
Edward: Oh, it’s not even close to enough!
Alphonse: We spent all that money on Winry…
Edward: Guess we go to plan ‘B’.

[Cuts to Ed clapping hands and placing them on a pickaxe]

Man 1: Wow, he fixed it…
Man 2: It looks as good as new!
Edward: Come on! What else needs fixing?!
Halling’s wife: Well, if it’s not to much trouble… this is special to me… But it’s broken…
Halling: You still haven’t thrown out that old piece of junk?
Halling’s wife: Maybe if you bought us some nice things once in a while…
Edward: Here, I’ll take care of that… (Claps hands and fixes vase)
Halling’s wife: Thank you! So much!
Halling: I took a crack at alchemy myself once, but never went anywhere with it…
Kyle: Hey!
Edward: Hmm?
Kyle: So, what brings you to Yusewell? There’s not much here for someone like you…
Edward: It’s business! In fact I’ve come here to inspect the coal mine! (Silence) Uh…
Halling: Inspect? And you’re a part of the military?
Edward: We’ll yeah, I’m a state alchemist. Cool, huh?

[Edward gets thrown out]

Edward: Doh! (Gets hit with his travel case, and grunts) HEY, WHAT WAS THAT FOR!?!
Halling: We have no food or beds for any dogs of the military…
Edward: Uh…
Halling: You one of them to?
Alphonse: Uh… Well no… Not-
Edward: He’s got nothing to do with this! (Alphonse gasps) I just met him on the train, on the way here!
Alphonse: Uh!
Halling: Fine then. You can sleep on the streets like the rest of the dogs.
Edward: Uh… Uggghhhh…

[Cuts to later]

Alphonse: Your Dad sure feels strongly about this…
Kyle: Oh course he does! Everyone around here hates the stupid army! And that greedy, sucker Yoki, who’s in charge of this place, is the worst of all of them!
Alphonse: Yoki?
Halling: (Brings Al food and growls) And now he’s got that sneaky little state alchemist to do all his dirty work. “Alchemists, be thou for the people…” That’s their crock of a slogan… But the only people they care about are their own damn selves…
Alphonse: But, sir?...
Halling: They’re self righteous thugs, who sell their souls to the state…

[Cuts to Edward]

Edward: (Stomach growls) Moon old pal, I’m so hungry, I wish you were cheese! (Sighs, and puts hands into pockets) Uh? Ah, Winry, sometimes I wish you’d think about my human parts instead of my metal one now and then…
Alphonse: She does think about your human side, here, I snuck this out for you…
Edward: Al!
Alphonse: (Laughs slightly) After all, I can’t eat it…

[Cuts to later]

Alphonse: They really do hate the military around here, huh?
Edward: (Eats cheeseburger) Yeah! I’ll watch that from now on!
Alphonse: Maybe I should enlist too, (Edward gasps) and become a state alchemist along side you-
Edward: Are you nuts? It’s bad enough one of us has to play their silly games, having another lightning rod won’t make this any easier, Al…
Alphonse: But, brother…
Lyra: Step aside!
Elrics: Uh?

The Phantom Thief (Thief Psiren) [1.10][edit]

Edward: Shut up, thief.
Psiren: Oh dear, romance me with small talk.

Edward: Discard two. Geez, more junk.
Alphonse: Hmm…
Edward: Just discard already!
Alphonse: Sorry! I’ll take two as well, holy, hey, uh, brother. Want to double the bet?
Edward: Suit yourself.
Alphonse: Heh, sorry, I’ve got a full house.
Edward: I’m sorry, too: royal flush.
Alphonse: No way! I thought for sure I’d win for once. All right, this time I’m going to-
Edward: I quit, I’m bored.
Alphonse: Bored? Bored of what? Winning? You haven’t lost yet! Why don’t you lose on purpose for a while?
Edward: It’s not about the cards, Al. It’s who we got to see: Mustang.
Alphonse: You don’t want to meet with him?
Edward: Of course I don’t, Al! Our best lead on the stone turned out to be a fake! All this searching and we’ve got nothing to show for it!
Alphonse: But we’ve done lots of good.
Edward: Good? Good goes on a military report, and a sidebar for collateral damage. I can see his face, his sarcastic little quips, just thinking about it, makes me completely nauseous.

Alphonse: Are you sure it's OK to stop? We were supposed to go straight to East City.
Edward: It's right on the way. Maybe we can find something about the Philosopher’s Stone and avoid a lecture. Besides Aquroya's a tourist hot spot. I've always wanted to check it out…
Alphonse: Feels kind of like we're playing hooky. Don't you think?
Edward: STOP BEING SO-! Eh? (cards fell out of Ed's left sleeve, specifically zooming in on three Ace of Spades
Alphonse: Hmm? What do we have here? What an oddly good hand of cards! (Ed runs away) UHHH! ED! YOU CHEATER! COME BACK I WANT EVERYTHING YOU WON FROM ME AND I THOUGHT I WAS JUST UNLUCKY!

Alphonse: It is a beautiful city, isn't it?
Edward: I'll say. Aquroya: The City of Water, and primal tourist magnet. It sure beats that East City dust-bowl and having to see the Colonel's know-it-all grin, don't you think!? (A car comes by and gets Ed wet) WHAT THE HELL'S YOUR PROBLEM PAL!?
Alphonse: Heheh, well, it is the city of water.
Edward: Grr… (Claps his hands together and makes an alchemic light, looks up to see his hand had been handcuffed.) Hey, shouldn't we talk first? Gah…!
Chief: You're coming' to the station. I've got some questions for you, Alchemist…

[Cuts to Station]

Chief: So, you’re telling me you’re with the state, and that you’re the famous Fullmetal, hero of the people?
Edward: (Through full mouth of food) How many times do I have to say it chief, that watch should be proof enough!
Chief: Sure, if it’s real, but I have my doubts, I’d say you’re too short for a hero.
Edward: Who are you calling so small?! You want to crunch like an ant!?
Alphonse: Brother, please, he didn’t say anything like that.
Chief: Sorry for the third-degree, kid, had to test you. We’ve got a thief on our backs named Psiren, and we’re all a little on edge.
Alphonse: Psiren?
Chief: Yeah, real name’s unknown; the only lead we’ve got is she uses alchemy, so I thought you just might be connected. Hmm… But you say you’re with the state, and the Fullmetal Alchemist, no less.

[Cuts to outside station]

Edward: Damn that guy! He kept saying the same thing for three hours straight! He probably wears that hat to hide the hole in his brain.
Alphonse: Still, doesn’t it concern you, a criminal using alchemy to steal?
Edward: Crap!
Alphonse: Hmm? Bother, you don’t look so good.
Edward: My stomach feels… Oh!

[Cuts to hospital]

Doctor: Well, it looks like a little bit of food poisoning, that’s all.
Alphonse: It’s not from eating too much?
Edward: Oh, shut up.
Doctor: We’ll need to give you an injection. Clara?
Elrics: Injection?
Doctor: Yeah, just a poke.
Edward: (running like a bat out of Hell) NO! GET AWAY FROM ME! I DON’T NEED IT! (Alphonse grabs him)
Alphonse: It’s just a little needle. You’ll be fine.
Alphonse: Don’t be a baby! Take off your coat!
Alphonse: You don’t mean that!
Edward: I’LL TURN YOU ALL INTO FISH! (Clara puts a finger to his lips) Uh?!
Clara: There. You’re all done, Ed. That didn’t hurt at all, did it?
Alphonse: Fast work. You didn’t even notice.
Clara: And after all that fuss.
Edward: Yeah, so what’s your point?
Clara: We all have to grow up some time, right?
Edward: So, is the rude commentary included in the bill?
Alphonse: She was so good at her job, smart, and gorgeous too. I can’t stop thinking about her.
Edward: You’ve got the weirdest taste in women, Al; she was a bad gift in pretty wrapping.

Edward: I've got you pinned, Psiren! [Realizes he has his hand on her breast, and he immediately jumps to his feet] I didn't mean that!

Psiren: Sleep tight, pipsqueak!

Psiren: If you find it, tell me and I'll steal it for you.

Edward: You know, it's funny. Every crook I meet wants to tell me how much I'm just like them. But there's a big difference between you and me and the burdens we bear.
Psiren: Bare? Love to.

The Other Brothers Elric (Gravel Earth) - Part 1 [1.11][edit]

Edward: You wanna start something with me?
Russell: No, I don't wanna fight with you, Ed, so why don't you turn around and go home? And leave us to take care of things around here.
Edward: That's not the way you beg somebody to do something! [pointing to ground] On your knees! [pause; points to ground repeatedly] I said get down on the ground!
Russell: What, so we can see eye to eye? Surely you must be used to people looking down on you!

Alphonse: The fake you doesn't need a circle either!

The Other Brothers Elric (Gravel Earth) - Part 2 [1.12][edit]

Edward: Like I said, let's take care of those kids first. It's been a while since I've killed anyone. I kinda miss it...wanna watch?

Mugear: As long as I have the Red Water, no one can stop me! Least of all a diminutive State Alchemist and his copycat friends!
Russell: Ed!
Edward: "Diminutive State Alchemist." Points for the big word, but you're still goin' down!

Edward: Even with your stones, I'm on a whole other level!

FullMetal vs Flame [1.13][edit]

Hughes: About Liore, that desert town in Ed’s report, are you aware that General Hukuro’s detachment has been dispatched over there?
Roy: Uh!
Hughes: I hear it’s turning into a pretty ugly civil war… Ed said their prophet, Cornello, had been removed as a sham, and the people would open their eyes, but a priest is still there and going strong. Do you think you should send Ed over to investigate?
Roy: Ed believes he saved that town… It’s one of the first successes he had… I’ll let him keep thinking that for awhile. He’ll learn the truth soon enough… We always do…

Roy: So, isn’t it about time you told me? I know you didn’t all come here to observe us.
Hughes: The bigwigs. They kept wearing the Führer down until he agreed to move us. It’s the Alchemist Killer, Roy. There have already been five officer slayings in Central.

Havoc: You got a death wish or something Colonel?
Roy:Thats a stupid question Havoc. And when I'm Führer, there will be changes. That day, all female officers will be required to wear... Tiny Miniskirts!
Havoc: (Grasping Roy's leg with a nosebleed) I'll follow you for the rest of my life colonel!
Roy: Yes!

Roy: Dog, huh? ... I LOVE DOGS!
Fuery: Really? You mean it?
Roy: Of course! Dogs embody loyalty, they follow their masters' commands above all else. Be a jerk to them and they don't complain and they never once beg for a paycheck. Trust me Fuery, they're the great servants of man! Loyal canine how we salute thee!

Destruction's Right Hand [1.14][edit]

Lust: Look at them all. Humans are foolish beyond salvation.
Gluttony: Foolish! Foolish!

Basque Grand: The Sage's Stone, the Celestial Stone, the Great Elixir, the Red Teacher, the next element; did you really think a substance of so many names would be just limited to a stone?
Ed: Brig, Brigadier Grand.
Marcoh: Brigadier Basque? Well, you really wormed your way up.
Basque Grand: You're damn right, Crystal Alchemist, and now you'll turn the Philosopher's Stone and all your research over to me.
Edward: The Philosopher's Stone? That thing?
Basque Grand: An expiremental leap at best, a roulette at worst. You never know when it's going to reach its limit and backfire. an unstable defected product different from the true stone but during the rebellion, it did augment our abilities and make us tremendously powerful

(flash back to the Ishbal Rebellion. Uses his alchemy and fake stone to transform into a huge human tank and fires; flash back ends)

Alphonse: You're saying the military not only searched for the stone, but in the past, has worked to develope it.
Edward: Nevermind that it isnt perfect. It was made by human hands and it works. That proves that the concept is possible the Philospher's Stone isn't a myth. Where are the design specs?
Basque Grand: And what do you intend to do with it when you see it increase your metaling, Fullmetal? This research is top secret and falls under my jurisdiction. I can't permit you access to it. Let's go.
Marcoh: No! Let go of me! Please, I'm sorry I ran! Have mercy! You can't take me back. I can't go back to that place, it's too much i can't take it! The testing, the experiments, my hands are already stained please!
Edward: It's just like before (flash back to nina and tucker driving off in the military cars). Maybe I haven't grown an inch since then. But I can't let my heart stay stunted too.

Scar appears in front of the car as they are driving away; car swerves and Scar destroys the military vehicle.

Scar: Brigadier general Basque Grand iv been looking for you.
Basque Grand: You're timings too bad just when I got my hand on this.

Scar runs to him as Basque pulls out the fake Philosopher's Stones and explodes his face

Ed: Get away.

Scar: Fullmetal Alchemist, Edward Elric. You won't escape either.
Edward: He knows my name too? What the heck's going on here? What have I done to make enemies? Okay, bad question but not bad enough to kill me over.
Armstrong: I heard you on my way in here. You say you're an agent of God. Well... then why don't you try passing judgment on me? That's Alex Louis Armstrong, the StrongArm Alchemist!
Scar: What a righteous day this is turning into! That you would come here and save me the tribulations of finding you! Blessed God, full of grace...
Major Armstrong: Don't pray just yet, you're facing the technique that's been passed down the Armstrong line for generations, that's hardly a blessing!
Scar: A unique combination of Alchemy and physical power... God help me

Alphonse: Put the gun down. You can shoot if you want, but I won't die.

Marcoh: You're the Fullmetal Alchemist...
Edward: For the hundredth time, that title belongs to me!

Rose You didn't come here to help, you came for control. This is our village and we're the only ones who can make it better! We've got legs! We'll get up and use them!

The Ishbal Massacre [1.15][edit]

Edward: So, what happened? How did the Ishbalians respond to your weapon?
Marcoh: They didn't.
Alphonse: What?
Marcoh: Every gathering point of resistance the State Alchemists were sent to, they were all wiped out in a single night.

Edward: [talking about Scar] He's dragging people in who had nothing to do with it. How can you talk about legitimacy? He's a fraud. He's on a tirade of personal vengeance and he hides behind this excuse of "God's will," so he can claim its noble.
Alphonse: Still, if someone were to take you away from me, brother, I think I might do the same thing. Isn't that equivalent exchange?
Edward: No! Thats not how the principle works! Haven't you learned that yet? Destroying lives doesn't bring lives back. We all just need to live and be content while we can.

Roy: That's far enough!
Hawkeye: Colonel Mustang, wait!
Scar: Colonel Mustang? Flame Alchemist, Roy Mustang?
Roy: The one and only.
Hawkeye: But Sir!
Roy: I'm awfully sorry about your grievances, but no one hurts my men.
Scar: Yet another soul who departs from God's path. Death will be swift.
Roy: Brave enough to attack the Flame Alchemist. I'll make you a funeral pyre.
Hawkeye: Colonel! Oh! Stubborn man! [trips him] Fire!
Roy: That's no way to get promoted, Hawkeye!
Hawkeye: Relax, sir, I just saved your life. Your flame attack's no good in the rain.
Havoc: She’s right, colonel: Wet gloves won’t make a spark.

Edward: Doctor Marcoh, why don't you let us hide you in our hometown for a while? It's just three days on a train from here, right?
Alphonse: It might be a bit hard on us going back there though.
Edward: Not at all, we have friends there, the Rockbells, they make automail, I'm sure they'll be...
Marcoh: Rockbell? No, I can't, I can't go there, I'm sorry!

Scar: I will give you a moment to pray.
Edward: Thanks for the gesture, but I don't believe. Stopped a long time ago.

Scar: I promise before God, I won't hurt your brother. But you should listen to him, Fullmetal. Your life for another is not a fair exchange. There is nothing in this world that can equal the loss of my brother and my people. Nothing will make it easier to bear!
Edward: Really? Then why are you murdering all these people?

Juliet Douglas: I have orders to take Marcoh into Fuhrer Bradley's custody. He assures you that the doctor will not come to harm.
Roy: But...Yes, of course.
Edward: Marcoh, don't!
Marcoh: It's like I told you, Ed, I can't go with you. Your hometown is not a place where I could ever be welcome.
Edward: Why not?
Marcoh: The two doctors that we executed in Ishbal... their names were Rockbell.

Havoc: The classic: ‘Sewer Escape’…
Roy: Don’t follow him…!
Havoc: Damn it, I was about to jump in!
Hughes: (Walks up to Roy and Havoc) Nice mess! Is it over yet?
Roy: You know you could help while you’re here, Hughes.
Hughes: Lay off, I’m as normal as they come and this is a contest of freaks. What do you want me to do, fire my slingshot at him?
Furey: Uh!
Roy: Lieutenant Hawkeye, take crowd control, I don’t want anyone getting close.
Hawkeye: Yes, Sir.
Edward: Say something Al, are you still with me?
Alphonse: You idiot! (Punches Ed)
Edward: ...! What’s that for?!
Alphonse: Why didn’t you run away when I told you to?!
Edward: Because, steel-for-brains, then he would have killed you!
Alphonse: So you decided to die instead?! That’s really smart!
Edward: Don’t call your older brother an ‘idiot’, idiot!
Alphonse: That’s not how we do things! (Ed grunts)… Live and be content while we can, live to research more alchemy, so one day we can get our bodies back… That is how we do things brother! Dying!? And dying by yourself!? And leaving me on my own!?! That’s something I won’t let you do! Oh great! Now my arm’s fallen off too! Today is a terrible day!
Edward: We’re really fallin’ apart at the seams, aren’t we? Everyone who sees us must think we’re a joke…
Alphonse: But we’re alive, right?
Edward: Yeah… We are that, Al.

That Which is Lost [1.16][edit]

Roy: Leaving so soon, sir?
Bradley: Funny how things work, now that Scar has shown up here in the East the bureaucrats are very concerned about their duties back in Central. I'm sorry to've inconvenienced you Colonel.
Roy: Can you chose my punishment first?
Bradley: Punishment?
Roy: I've known where the Crystal Alchemis's been hiding for some time now. I've never informed the state.
Bradley: That's a job well done, Colonel.
Roy: Sir?

Roy: You see? I came out fine as ever.
Hawkeye: (Sighs) You know, maybe it’d do you some good to get your hand slapped every once in a while.
Roy: Don’t blame me, that guy’s a wall… I can’t figure him out… (Al’s scream is heard; Roy and Hawkeye look towards the break room)
Armstrong: Creation follows destruction! I’ll fix him up nice and pretty!
Alphonse: Uh! That’s OK!
Roy: Bonding a soul to steel is no walk in the park, Fullmetal’s the only one that can fix Al now, go ahead ask him.
Edward: That’s right, it’s my burden… But before I do anything I have to get my other arm back…
Hawkeye: Well, that is an interesting fix, isn’t it? I mean, if the great Edward can’t use his alchemy…
Havoc: He’s just a useless teen with a grumpy-ass-attitude.
Edward: Anyway… I’ll have to take some leave now… I'm going back to my mechanic. You know the one, don’t you?
Roy: Sure, Ed, how can I forget? I saw you at her house, unconscious, with that same stump of an arm you have now, bawling in your sleep, "It hurts! I'm going to pee my pants!" So tough.
Hughes: So where you going to go once you’re fixed?
Edward: Central… I’ve got something to look up in the library there…
Hughes: That’s a heck of a trip you’ll need some protection. I would volunteer but… Well, since the Führer going straight to Central and I’m part of his escort, I can’t go.
Roy: They just put me back in charge here; I’ve got to look after this place.
Hawkeye: And I’ve got to look after the Colonel.
Havoc: You could send me, but I don’t know how much help I’d be up against a fanatical alchemist serial killer.
Breda, Falman, and Furey: (Ad-lib they agree with Havoc)
Armstrong: That settles it, send me! I’ll protect the boys on their journey for repairs and investigation!
Edward: We don’t need an escort!
Hawkeye: Really, Ed, what do you plan to do if Scar shows up while you’re missing that arm?
Havoc: Can’t fight; can’t exactly carry your hobbled brother to safety either.
Alphonse: (Nervous laugh)
Armstrong: Children should listen to adults!
Edward: Ah! You can’t call us children! Al, why don’t you stick up for us here!?!
Alphonse: That is the first time I've been treated like a kid since I became a suit of armor!! Thank you!
Armstrong: The train leaves soon Edward Elric… We’d better go pack our bags.

[Cuts to Al in Cargo hold]

Alphonse: Uh… This is the first time I've been treated like luggage!

[Cuts to Ed in the compartment]

Edward: (Cramped by Armstrong) Spacious…
Hughes: (Knocks and salutes Edward)
Kid: Newspaper? I’ve got tea, too!
Hughes: (Motions for the kid to leave him alone) Hey, I've got a message from Roy.
Edward: You mean the Colonel?
Hughes: He said, "Don't die under my command; you're enough of a pain without the paperwork." And that was it.
Edward: Tell him, "Fine, there's no way I'm dying before you do, you morally bankrupt Colonel with a God complex."… And tell him to take this gorilla escort here off my hands too.
Hughes: Alright, easy. (Edward looks away) Look, Ed. I don’t know what Marcoh said to upset you, but I found some info you might find helpful. About three years ago we found the remains of a girl, who’d been turned into a chimera, I’m sure you remember.
Edward: Nina!
Hughes: The way she was torn apart… Turns out it’s identical to the way Scar’s been killing people.
Edward: (Gasps) Thanks, Hughes. That does help; now I can take him on.

Edward: You're aware that you reek of sheep, right? It's disgusting.
Alphonse: Well, excuse me for being cargo!

Alphonse: No fair, sky. I'm the one who feels like crying.

Edward: But how can that be? I've spent years devoted to alchemy, that damn principle. Getting my arm and leg back and my brother's body. That's our dream. We keep looking for something we can do to balance the equation...to earn it back, but I've never turned it around the other way. Where was the equivalency then? What have we ever gained for our losses? It's always been a one way current, just a series of us giving to the void. Everything's been taken from us!

House of the Waiting Family (The Home Where the Family Waits) [1.17][edit]

Pinako: Heh! Yet it seems like you've gotten smaller!
Pinako: You're shorter than your temper.
Pinako: Automail moron!
Edward: Grandma flea!
Armstrong: Edward Elric! [takes off shirt and poses] How dare you speak to your elder with such blatant disrespect! Let ME remedy this fight with my genteel decorum!
Pinako: Who the heck is this guy? He really doesn't get the joke, does he?

Armstrong: It looks like that was drawn with blood.
Edward: Yeah, that's my blood. I was in kind of a hurry.
Armstrong: Awe-inspiring! Such a bond! Such a display of brotherly love!
Edward: (interrupting) Back up, Major Spazz ... You're really getting in the way of the work here.

Alphonse: There's something wrong with me.
Edward: So listen Al... There's this thing see, something I've been meaning to tell you for a long time now, but I've been kind of scared I guess of what your reaction would be.
Alphonse: What?
Edward: Ah, dammit it's just...
Alphonse: Tell me!
Edward: No, it's nothing, forget it.
Alphonse: Brother tell me!

Marcoh's Notes [1.18][edit]

Brosh: I'm sorry sir, sorry! I just thought you'd be fuller, and uh, more metal!

Hughes: Be careful, Roy. You've got some enemies here, and in very high places. My advice to you is to make as many friends as you can around here, friends who will support you when the time comes. Which is why I make this crucial suggestion: You find yourself a wife!
Roy: Give it a rest!
Hawkeye: Please, Colonel, don't take it out on the phone.

Edward: So these are Marcoh’s notes. On the surface they appear to be an ordinary cookbook…
Alphonse: You really think the secret to the stone is in here?
Edward: It does make sense. Marcoh didn’t want just anyone to read it so he wrote it in code. And as for the cookbook disguise, you know what they say, “Alchemy was born in the kitchen.” So now all we have to do is crack this secret language of his. No sweat.
Alphonse: Mm…
Edward: Damn, so much for that whole ‘No sweat’ business. Get markers, make a few columns, I thought it’d be easy!
Alphonse: It’d be a whole lot faster if we could just ask Marcoh.
Edward: We’re trying to keep the military out of the loop here, Al, and Marcoh’s in the Führer's custody now…
Hughes: Wakey, wakey! So how you doing there, boys?
Edward: Lieutenant Colonel! What’s the matter, been to busy to come say ‘hello’?
Hughes: It’s these damn ‘Scar spottings’ lately. It’s got us chasing our own tails. So, Al did you get the ‘full-body repair’ you needed?
Alphonse: Yes, sir. Good as new.
Brosh: They sure are chummy with the Lieutenant Colonel, don’t you think?
Ross: Lieutenant Colonel Hughes. If there were to be an attack here, we can not insure the safety of these two as we’ve been ordered. They should return to the command center now.
Edward: I told you Ross, don’t get in my way!
Ross: Lieutenant Colonel as long as Scar remains at large, security of State Alchemists must be a top priority,
Hughes: Sorry, Ed, but I’m afraid Lieutenant Ross does have a point.
Edward: Don’t say that…
Hughes: But then again, this really isn’t my jurisdiction, why don’t you take it up with Major Armstrong?
Ross and Edward: (Ad-lib they don’t want to)
Ross: (Regains composure)
Edward: Lieutenant Colonel, we’re close to it now, I can feel it! I’m begging!
Hughes: Hmmm… What I’d like to do is give you extra protection, Ed, but between hunting down Scar and scrambling to replace the case files that were destroyed in the fire, my men are all completely tied up right now.
Edward: All your case files? You mean they were stored in the First Branch, too?
Hughes: Yeah, affidavits, suspect list, crime scene logs, all of it.
Edward: You’re in luck…!

The Truth behind Truths [1.19][edit]

Alphonse: [voiceover] A simple rock, red as blood, which promised to turn pain into delight, war into victory, and death into life. It was a thinking person's dream, reason conquering all. And it was in deference to this that it was called the Philosopher's Stone.

Edward: How can this be possible…?
Alphonse: I don’t know.
Edward: After all this time, years of searching, sacrificing, and this is the answer we get! The secret ingredient to make a Philosopher’s stone, the only way to make it work, live humans, and in mass numbers!

Edward: God must really hate people who go against him. I was 11 years old then, and he still has me marked. Every time I thought it was in reach, he’s pulled it away, so I’d fall on my face, and then, when I finally got my fist around it… He raises his big obnoxious foot, and kicks me in the teeth. Just face it, Al. It’s going to be this way our whole lives.
Alphonse: Don’t say that…
Edward: I really thought it was going to work out brother, we would find the philosopher’s stone, and it would all be ok.
Alphonse: It still will be, we’ll find the stone, brother. And we’ll get our bodies back to normal. And be happy. People say you’re a dog of the military, that you’ve sold your soul to get this far. But that isn’t true, and it hasn’t stopped us, and this won’t either. We’ve worked too hard.

[Cuts to later]

Alphonse:Brother? Let’s look at it again, from the beginning.
Edward: I’ve looked at it enough.
Alphonse: But there’s a chance we misread something, maybe we got it wrong.
Edward: I said ‘I’ve had enough’.
Alphonse: But what if our code’s wrong?! What if that’s not what it said, or maybe we missed some key paragraph, like a loophole, we should read the whole thing again.
Edward: I said ‘Enough’! (accidentally knocks a teacup to Al's face) Uh!
Alphonse: Brother…?
Ross: Is something wrong, sir?
Edward: It’s just a broken cup, go back in the hall. Sorry, Al.
Alphonse: Yeah…
Ross: So, Ed, that’s really the end of it? You won’t regret it then, going back before you’re finished? That’s interesting. I didn’t realize what you were looking for was so incidental you’d abandon it this easily.
Edward: Stop going on like you know what you’re talking about. You don’t know anything.
Ross: Wrong Ed. I know what you boys have been searching for is the Philosopher's stone. And I know it’s created by sacrificing human lives. (Boys gasp) I know it was uncalled for, but I was listening through the door.
Edward: Well, if you eavesdropped you must know. It’s pointless to chase after it now. Leave us alone.
Ross: You really are a child.
Edward: Uh!
Ross: You’re scared. Frightened, you might have to admit, everything you’ve done was wasted effort. … Am I wrong? It’s ok to feel lost. And not have reasons. But verifying whether Marcoh’s theory is the truth of not is worth something in itself if you ask me. After all, what you boys have been searching for is a lot bigger then you, or Al. Why don’t you try searching for it a little longer, Ed, but without worries, about the final result?
Edward: You’re right, it’s like a book. Just because you’re mad and stop reading, it doesn’t change the way it ends.
Alphonse: That’s right!
Edward: We’ve had roadblocks and we’ve conquered them all! I’ll be damned if we stop halfway! We’ll take this all the way to the finish! Let’s do this, Al!
Alphonse: Right!
Ross: (Sighs in relief)


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