Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood – 59

Hagane no Renkinjutsushi – Fullmetal Alchemist Ep. 59
鋼の錬金術師 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST Episode 59 review
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood – 59

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Roy refuses to perform the human transmutation to save Riza’s life to the disappointment of the gold tooth doctor. Instead, Roy disappears and in the Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - 59confusion that follows, the doctor is taken by Jerso, who’d been hidden in the dark, high space above. Zampano, Darius, and Mei Chan (along with Xiao Mei) also enter and the Wrath candidates are defeated. Mei saves Riza’s life but soon senses something bad coming as Jerso’s bloody body is dropped from the ceiling. Pride appears as does Wrath. Wrath quickly pins Roy to the ground and Pride uses his body to form the transmutation circle for human transmutation. Using the doctor as the human to be transmuted, Wrath takes his acquired alchemy skills and causes Roy to become the fifth sacrifice. Roy and Pride are both gone leaving Wrath to face the others.
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - 59
Roy finds himself at the giant Door of Truth where Truth is waiting for him before he emerges along with Pride. Roy’s sight has been taken from him as a result of the forced transmutation. Father finds irony in Izumi’s, Al’s, Ed’s, and Roy’s sacrifices considering what they wanted. He then announces that “Truth” is in fact “God,” something Ed does not want to believe.

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - 59Since it is clear that Bradley’s goal is to keep Roy’s party from reaching Father, Scar decides to open up an escape hole in the floor. The others escape through but Scar launches a surprise attack on Wrath. The fight is pretty even, leading Bradly to ask Scar what his real name is. Scar says he’s thrown that away and has no name. Bradley finds that ironic since he has forgotten his name after becoming Wrath and their fight continues.

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - 59Mei blasts her way from the ceiling into Father’s chamber to his annoyance and there is concern over Al being unconscious. At the Gate of Truth, Al finds his body and has a chance to be reunited but because his body is so emaciated, Al decides to return to where the others are to help them. His body does not stop him and is proud of his soul’s nobility but notes that this may doom the world as the fifth sacrifice has reappeared for Father.

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - 59

Thoughts/Review:

I never expected Pride to use Roy as a proxy to perform the human transmutation. I would guess that Pride did absorb alchemy skills when he consumed Kimblee. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - 59Then for Pride to use his shadow body to form the transmutation circle…wow. Well, they were pressed for time.

So, Roy becomes the fifth sacrifice and Father was still thwarted since Al’s soul was at the Gate of Truth. So, if Al had reunited body and soul, does that mean he wouldn’t have qualified as a sacrifice since his sacrifice would have been nullified? That’s the impression I was left with. If true, then Father used human Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - 59compassion against them to get what he wanted in the end.

Going back to Roy, I guess the homunculi had cited him as the likely fifth sacrifice long ago. Did they hope to kill two birds with one stone by having Roy’s flame alchemy abilities taken from him if he performed human transmutation? I believe that was their intent and they think they’ve done that now. However, Roy may be Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - 59blind but I dare say he can still use his alchemy skills. He’d just be shooting in the dark, but he could be directed on where to target. Not very efficient but I do know someone who could do the job. ^_~

I guess Scar is going to be the one to take out Wrath and gain revenge or justice for his people, depending on how you look at it. Bradley does have the philosopher’s stone so he might be able to regenerate somewhat with it.

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - 59So, what amazing plan gets them out of the mess they are in? *lol* I remember there being some work done on countering the gianormous transmutation circle that makes up the country of Amestris so maybe that comes into play to finally thwart Father’s plans. We’ll see.

Another good episode to be sure. I’m looking forward to seeing how everything is ultimately resolved. ^_^

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10 Responses to “Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood – 59”

  1. Anonymous says:

    “He’d just be shooting in the dark, but he could be directed on where to target. Not very efficient but I do know someone who could do the job. ^_~”

    Haha, that would be quite ironic: the sniper now becoming the spotter.

    Also, Bradley having a Philosopher’s Stone in his pocket doesn’t mean he can heal… remember when the doc was being held hostage by Jerso, he kind of implied that you need to be an alchemist AND have medical knowledge to heal with a P. Stone… actually now that I think about it, I don’t know what good that P. Stone will do for Wrath.

  2. ku_fei lover says:

    finally I can comment again

    Astro! prepare for epicness!

    now I’m going to go cry to see such an awesome manga end (final chapter this week)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Do we know how many series or eps FAB is gonna be cause i wanna wait and buy a big box set than watch it episode by episode. also how does FAB differentiate from the original series. Quickvenom

  4. ku_fei lover says:

    brotherhood follows the manga

    the first one stops after a certain point

  5. Nat says:

    Watched Episode 60. Not so much exposition, but hella lots of Fight scenes! Which is great!

    Kinda disappointed that the fight between Wrath and Scar is not as brillantly executed as the one between him, Fu, and Greed. That was epic! Full of emotional turmoil towards the end.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hey, Astro. Glad you’re still enjoying FMA:B. Just a heads up though. We’ve got 69 pages of the LAST chapter floating around the internet now. The full raw should be out soon…and we even have the very last page of the series. You may wanna stop reading the comments just in case someone decides to spoil. Though people have been pretty good about not doing that around here you never know….

    Also, bonus! It was officially announced in Gangan, which is the mag that publishes FMA manga, there will be 64 episodes instead of just 63. Yatta! 😀

  7. O-chan says:

    @Anonymous: Hm? I originally thought the magic end number was 62, but now we’re getting 64 episodes. Lemme guess, they needed the extra episode to make sure things coincided with the manga ending PERFECTLY, right?

  8. Anonymous says:

    The magic end number has been known as 63 for a long while. But it was just announced in Monthly Shonen Gangan that there will be a 64th episode…and yes, I’m sure it’s so they can make sure they get the manga ending right.

  9. Anonymous says:

    About the 64th episode: I don’t know what kind of strings and favors Irie had to pull to get that done, but I’m damn glad he did so.

    I can confirm that the full length of the final chapter is a whopping 113 pages. Yeah. They’re really gonna need that extra episode to tie things up properly.

  10. AstroNerdBoy says:

    Well, sixty four episodes means four more (since I have one in the pipe).

    And yeah, I am looking forward to epicness. ^_~

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