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05 June 2004 @ 08:17 am
Episode 34: Greed's Theory -- Spoilers  

Dear God. That's all the comments I have for this episode.
No, wait, I have one more. The animation in this episode is really drastic in quality. For unimportant parts, the artists cannot even get proportions right. But they make up for it with SPECTACULAR fight animation.

- Winry is waiting for everyone to come back home as she looks at the clock.
- Out side of the Devil's Nest, Ed is trying to tell the Military that he has to go get Al. They say it's a direct order from Archer that they cannot.
- The Military has killed off everyone in Devil's Nest except Tucker and Kimblee.
- Archer speaks with Tucker and Kimblee. He thinks to himself about how he can capture Greed.

Episode 34: Greed's Theory

- The Military is making their way underground. They killed off the Lizard bastard and a few other Kimeras.
- Roa tells Greed to follow him ("Greed-san, this way.").
- They run into Armstrong; he introduces himself.
- "Major!!" Al calls out, Roa puts him down.
- Outside Devil's Nest, Lust is with Gluttony. "Oh, well. Sloth and the others could make it. Well, I guess it can't be helped. Tell me, what are you going to do, Greed?"
- Alex vs. Roa!! Yay!! Roa tries to smash Alex, but he transmutes the end into a statue of himself.
- Roa drops his screwed up weapon and transforms into his Kimera form thingy.
- The fight is really amazing; I won't go into details, though. It'd take too long. Alex wins.
- The Military comes armed. "Major, please move out of the way." Alex tells them to spare their lives.
- Roa bashing the wall in, making it impossible for the Military to follow them.
- Ed, Izumi, and Seig all escaped (They made dummies of themselves to fool the guards.)
- Ed comes out from underground into Dante's forest.
- In the forest, there is a run down shack. Greed-tachi is there.
- Lust and Gluttony come in. Greed asks who they are. "This is Gluttony. Nice to meet you. I am called Lust." "It's you guys...?" "So, Greed, you search for life once more?" "That's none of your business." "You know that Homunculii trapped you in that place, right?"
- Dolchet frees Al. Roa tells him to be careful and take care of Mattel
- Mattel asks them what they think they are doing. Roa and Dolchet go off to fight the two Homunculii while Greed, Al, and Mattel escape.
- Greed tells Mattel to stay with Al. Mattel doesn't want to leave her freer alone and stuffs. Al forces her to stay inside her.
- Greed gets to Dante's house and walks inside.
- Lust and Gluttony are watching him walk inside. Gluttony has blood all over his mouth. He obviously ate the two Kimeras.

Eye Catcher

- Lyra greets Greed.
- Lyra takes Greed to Dante. They walk into a room; Greed looks sick and is holding his heart. Lyra stops at a table of bones. "These are..." Lyra answers Greed with, "Her bones." "Where is Dante's body?" "Dante is over there." A shot to show a body split in two with blood everywhere.
- Lyra activates two transmutation circles. One above Greed and one below him. "This can't be!! This is not my fate. Who... who the hell are you?!" Lyra only chuckles. "... Could... it be?!"
- Ed is outside of the house watching it glow blue. "That is..." He rushes inside.
- Greed is spitting out incomplete Philosopher's Stones that start to melt and dissolve. He finally makes it out of the circle. He looks up and Lyra is gone.
- Ed walks in. "I found you, Greed!!" Ed looks over to find Dante. "Greed... what did you do?!" "Who knows?" Ed asks Greed where Al is and for him to return him. "Return him? I don't know what you mean..."
- The two get prepared to fight. Greed becomes the Ultimate Shield.
- Al holds Mattel inside his body. He didn't want her to go because Greed asked her not to.
- Ed vs. Greed.
- Ed is loosing. His metal arm breaking. Ed claps his hands and hits Greed's arm .Nothing happens.
- Greed goes to punch Ed, but Ed transmutates his broken fingers into spikes and blocks the punch. Greed's skin deteriorates. Ed explains he changed Greed's skin's properties when he made contact with him.
- Greed finally heals himself.
- Ed repeats the plan successfully a few more times. "Where is Al?!" Greed says he doesn't know.
- Ed makes a blade with his arm. "Let's go!!"
- Amazing fighting scene between the two. Ed uses his plan on Greed's chest. Ed then finally stabs Greed with his blade. Right in the heart. Greed falls.
- Greed doesn't heal himself this time. Ed gets down and asks where Al is. "Waiting for me..." He throws up a combination of incomplete Philosopher's Stones and blood. "Greed..." "Homunculii care made by failed Flesh Forging... It is out fate to try to become human... That is... our... weak point..." "Why...? Why are you telling me this?"
- Greed says that Ed finally has the guts to kill someone. He then falls from his knees unto his back and starts spasming. Then he dies.
- Ed pushes Greed. "He... hey... You're lying... Greed... Hey! What are you doing?! Stop joking around!! YOU CAN'T DIE!! HEY!! GREED!!" Ed holds his head and starts to cry. He then screams. Greed starts to dissolve into incomplete Philosopher's Stones.
- The bag with the skull starts to flatten out. The skull is dissolving. It is in the car with Archer and Kimblee. Kimblee smirks at the site of it.
- It's daybreak. Mattel looks depressed, next to Al. She looks at the sun and gets up and walks away. "Mattel-san... um... " Mattel turns to say something... but can't find the words and continues walking away.
- Ed is still sitting next to where Greed was. It's just a black stain now. He looks outside the huge stain glass windows surrounding him.
- Izumi and Ed make a grave for both Greed and Dante. They question where Lyra was.
- Ed, Al, and Winry are talking with Izumi and Seig on a dirt path. Ed explains that they are really sorry and have to go to Ishbal. Izumi asks if they are leaving now. Ed answers yes because they have to find something there to return themselves back to their original forms. The three start their journey again.

Motherland by Crystal Kay

Episode 35: The Fools' Reunion
Current Mood: scaredscared
Current Music: Motherland by Crystal Kay
elric_nesan on June 5th, 2004 06:43 am (UTC)
- It's daybreak. Mattel looks depressed, next to Al. She looks at the sun and gets up and walks away. "Mattel-san... um... " Mattel turns to say something... but can't find the words and continues walking away.

?_? But.. but..
Manga was totally different!

Episode 35: The Fools' Reunion

And now??

OMFG!!! Greed!!! °_°;;;;;;;; (Manga was another thing now!)
billypilgrim on June 5th, 2004 07:41 am (UTC)
..Dear fucking lord. x_x
Saya Aensland: Don't let the fangirls... (by tasha_mac)saya_aensland on June 5th, 2004 07:46 am (UTC)
If this keep on going, they're gonna end up not including Hohenheim at all....

The purist in me is hissing because they've now screwed over the manga 100%. The squealing idiot fangirl in me is wibbling and squirming in her seat because she wants to see how this ends.

(Also, crying and screaming Ed = SQUEEEE!)
chrononuriko on June 5th, 2004 10:44 am (UTC)
Well, I'm sure the anime will include Hohenheim, whether it'll be the same as the manga in this regards though...

Actually, I'm fairly sure it'll even follow the manga when coming to Hohenheim, seeing how Envy and Sloth talked about reporting to 'him' about Greed...and seeing how Envy stills seems to have the same grudge against him (Though I suppose the anime could make up some other excuse for why he feels that towards Hohenheim...>_>;)
Saya Aenslandsaya_aensland on June 5th, 2004 11:35 am (UTC)
Well, I've now seen the RAW.

The Array Lyra uses to weaken Greed has the Flamel symbol. Y'know, the one on Ed's jacket and Al's armor? An array that's effective against the homunculii, and includes a symbol that the Elric bros had with them when they left home for the first time... hmm....
chrononuriko on June 5th, 2004 12:05 pm (UTC)
Well it makes sense, since Ed and Al got that symbol from their teacher, Izumi...and since Dante was Izumi's teacher, I guess she got it from her, and Dante also taught Lyra about it...(or Dante took over Lyra's body or something freaky like that. I can't tell what happened with that description, but it seems something weird is happened to Lyra.)

And I wish I knew as much about the Flamel symbol as I do the Ouroboros...or at least that information about the symbol itself, as opposed to that Nicholaus Flamel alchemist guy, was easy >_>;
summerwolf on June 5th, 2004 08:20 am (UTC)
Should I be mad for it screwing the manga plotline over, or should I sit in anticipation for what happens next?
elric_nesan on June 5th, 2004 08:25 am (UTC)
I sit in anticipation for what happens next?<------this! :-D
billypilgrim on June 5th, 2004 09:46 am (UTC)
Mad for screwing over the plot line.

There are way to many plot holes now.
Alymother on June 5th, 2004 10:00 am (UTC)
Plot = burned and raped
chrononuriko on June 5th, 2004 10:41 am (UTC)
Wow, they screwed up the manga hardcore style o_O;;...I have trouble believing Ed can just defeat someone like Greed...even if Lyra/Dante did something weird to him.

But at least Martel gets to live in the version! <3 Martel <3

And perhaps this means someone else other than Manga-Wrath will end up being Anime-Pride.

And now it seems the anime will diverge from the manga entirely, unless of course they end up meeting Ling on their trip to Ishbal...which I doubt >_>;
Absolutely no decorum.niwakaame on June 7th, 2004 09:41 am (UTC)
yes,it's true the ambiance is totally different..The heavy ambiance of the manga lightened by the humor is pretty much replaced by mysteries,(a bit of) mysthicism and sappiness[though is pretty good at times too)..Ah,how they ruined Winry's character...Though they make sometimes good re-use of characters that don't do much too...personal comment,no one cares bout that^^;;.

Anyways,If I may ask for spoilers,what is Envy's grudge agaisnt Hohenheim about?
kuromitsu: Reuentahlkuromitsu on June 6th, 2004 04:14 am (UTC)
Now that I've seen the episode...
To be honest, after this, I couldn't care less about the anime following. Really. If the anime was worse than the manga, I'd boo and hiss, too (like I do in case of the X anime series)... But in my opinion, in this case, it's better than the original in storytelling, characterization and depth, at least so far. I'm not saying I don't like the manga, but the anime has more emotional impact, for me.

Fuck, Ed has just killed Greed. To me, this one ep was more shocking than anything I've seen in the manga.

(note: I can't read Chinese, so I can only picture-read the manga with the aid of summaries. *shrug*)
kuromitsukuromitsu on June 6th, 2004 04:16 am (UTC)
"the anime following the plot of the manga."

Damn, I should finally learn not to post anything before I've had my tea.
Absolutely no decorum.niwakaame on June 7th, 2004 09:47 am (UTC)
Re: oops
Well,on some 'emotionnal point's the Anime did make 'more sense' soemtimes..and the 'msyteries' were pretty entertaining...but the SAP....The OMFGkillmeh SAP....*goes die in her corner*
kuromitsu: Reuentahlkuromitsu on June 7th, 2004 03:57 pm (UTC)
Re: oops
...Sap? Where? I didn't see any. Angst, yes. But I'm yet to see any serious (= more than average) sap in the FMA anime.
Absolutely no decorum.niwakaame on June 7th, 2004 10:44 pm (UTC)
Re: oops
...I guess my brain works as a cheesiness/sap detector ^^;;...
Moments which sometimes meant to be,I would say,endearing or something..as when Al and Ed mentionned the great work of birthmothers to their sensei...Can you see a 15 years old say that? This wouldn't quite be the best example,and I agree there IS a lot of angst too...
Actually,rather than sappy,I should've said cheesy...All those remarks like 'thank you al! now i know that my mommy is very important!'-spoken by this Ishvalite boy.Those supposedly 'endearing' moments they put sometimes changed into...very much cheesy moments.Some wouldn't quite fit the 'characters' nor the character contexts.Bah,I'll just shut up^^;;.That's just my opinion x3.Though from manga to Anime,wirny pretty much went sadly cheesy..and lost a bit of her kickass personnality.>.