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Aug 17, 2013 9:01 AM

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That was awesome.
Aug 20, 2013 5:42 PM

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Love those interactions between Olivier and Mustang and the way how Hawkeye relayed her report to Mustang was ingeniously clever.
Finally we know the connection between Hohenhiem and father now. Wow
Oct 23, 2013 4:42 AM
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The big reveal. And huge it is indeed! So now I understand why the Elric borthers are needed as a sacrifice. And maybe Izumi Curtis too, since she's seen the Truth...

The resistance to Wrath and the Homunculi needed a strong badass inside person. And I think they have it in General Armstrong.
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Nov 20, 2013 12:01 PM

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awesome episode
Dec 3, 2013 4:22 PM

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and the truth comes out
"Urushibara Ruka. The mannerisms and voice of a woman... No... More feminine than any woman. But he's a guy. Taller than Mayuri, but so very thin... But he's a guy. Looks great in a miko outfit... But he's a guy. It's already twilight And yet, it's so hot. The cicadas are crying. But... He's a guy."
Dec 27, 2013 6:19 PM

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dayum. I love Mustang and Hawkeye's relationship. they understand each other perfectly.

epic episode. this sure explained a lot.
Dec 28, 2013 12:02 PM

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I'm glad Izumi can breathe more easily now though :)

I'd say the original is usually better, so Hohenheim > Father
Mar 9, 2014 7:24 PM
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i cried when he couldn't find any mayo
Mar 20, 2014 6:52 PM

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Wow.. so what was the furball before it became the furball after receiving Hhh's blood? How can it have a will of it's own, and who was performing an experiment on the slaves like Hhh, and what kind of experiment, how can it be smarter than Hhh if it was created with Hhh's blood, and so on..
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Apr 16, 2014 7:55 PM

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Awesome. Finally the Truth!
Apr 22, 2014 12:14 AM
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I would just like to say that I've been following FMA from the 1st adaptation and read up to this point in this manga - that is, before the Van Hohenheim + Father reveal. The background of Hohenheim's life was pretty insightful and now we know how "Father" came into being. I'm a bit curious though about how "the little one in the jar" (or whatever it's called) came about - yes we know that Hohenheim's blood was a part of it, but seems more intense than the experiments that Wrath and co. went through.

Other than that, <3 Roy x Riza and their communication skills. I was quite excited to see this part animated, but saddened that it was covered briefly. And I still giggle at the Engrish of the message - "Selim Bradley is Homunculus" - or perhaps it's not? (As in, there's no article before homunculus so is he "a" homunculus or THE homunculus?) Hmm...
May 13, 2014 12:11 AM

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The start of this episode was perfect! So perfect that I really wish Ed and Al weren't the protagonists. Hawkeye and Mustang's exchange of information was absolutely brilliant. And General Armstrong is such an outstanding person, I've heard that she isn't in FMA, that would probably be the only reason that I would like FMA:B better.

I was really suprised when Hohenheim mentioned the "all is one" philosophy about alchemy. I have a feeling Izumi plays a very large roll in all of this.

This whole epsiode was just fantastic. I'm really glad we were finally shown that the father and Ed & Al's dad aren't the same person. The back story was really well done.

I really loved that at the ending clip Ed was talking about not wanting to see a bigger philosophers stone and then a clip of Hohenheim is shown, a living philosophers stone.

So the father is after immortality? Is his body wearing out? Wow, I'm finally getting immersed into the story. The sad moment when I realise I'll have to go back to watching some twelvies doing their thing.
Modified by anime-cat, May 13, 2014 12:16 AM
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Jun 9, 2014 2:20 AM

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great episode

Scary how Hawkeye is being monitored, but she manages to leak information out to Roy.

lots of reveals in the flashback. The origins of Ed's dad, Hohenheim's doppelganger (aka the Father of the homonculi), and the extinction of the Xerxes civilization.

Jun 10, 2014 4:10 AM

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They finally explained what happened in Xerxes, definitely cleared up some things. Hohenheim was a human then turned into an immortal. I thought he was some kind of experiment produced by Father. Turns out he actually "produced" the present Father. Which makes me the heck was Homunculus, the thing inside the flask, created?
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Jun 11, 2014 3:44 AM

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Loved it! I always love ancient backstories and this one was fascinating. Hohenheim was a cute slave. I can't wait to see him fight someone - it'll probably be Homunculus. Two personified stones fighting booya

Though I hope there's some explanation for how Homunculus himself came to be. You always want to know the origin of the origin.
Sep 25, 2014 11:05 PM

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The origin of all things.
"Let Justice Be Done!"

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I conclude that this theme is in fact good!
Dec 26, 2014 5:14 PM

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Love this episode especially Hawkeye and Mustang's part. I was a bit surprised when Hohenheim suddenly hit Izumi, but oh well. I finally know what's with Hohenheim

"But I was too tired to think.
I remember wanting to become a stone.
A stone that doesn’t feel pain. Or sorrow."

Dec 30, 2014 2:41 PM
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Morse code, huh. Might come in handy......I must learn it someday.
Hohenheim's story, huh. Well, I found it to be really interesting. I knew Hohenheim's case is something like Kevin Flynn from Tron Legacy.
Awesome episode~
Jan 21, 2015 1:23 PM
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Hoenheim is the man!!
Mar 4, 2015 10:42 AM
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Hool said:
Great, finally the connection between Hohenheim and "father" is revealed.
I think the homunculus was very charitable lol
Jul 25, 2015 4:48 PM

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Well that cleared up a lot of confusions
Jul 28, 2015 8:11 PM

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Good episode, didn't expect Hohenheim's backstory to be like that. Very interesting. I like that he helped out Miss Izumi, she's a good character and person.
Oct 11, 2015 6:32 PM

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Mira is so brave! She went to central and meet Bradley like it was nothing...
So Van was a slave! and "Father" was Xerxes!
Dec 16, 2015 9:30 AM

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Nice backstory on Hohenheim.
Jan 3, 2016 7:11 AM

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Episode that, as alleged, is very interesting, other mysteries are the solution, now that you understand the reason for that strangeness of Hohe, drawings and animations of a good standard, the opening and ending begin to like it more.
Feb 8, 2016 6:09 PM

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That was very interesting. The first minutes of the episode with Mustang and Riza with giving an art of morse code during their conversation so that Mustang could find out that Selim is a homunkuli. Also the talk between King Bradley and Mira was very well made. Mustang, Riza and Mira are so fucking smart. I love that :D

I also liked the rest of the episode, with the backstory of Hohenheim as a slave, to see how he got immortal and the origin of the first homukuli (the father).

Hohenheim healed Ed and Als master? That's nice!

Looking forward to the next episode.
Modified by Natsu88, Feb 8, 2016 6:16 PM
Jun 3, 2016 3:53 AM

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A very informative episode.
So Hohenheim is a good guy. :)
I'm just wondering who extracted his blood for that homunculus to be made.
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Jul 17, 2016 7:33 PM

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OH GOSH!!! I KNEW HE WAS GOOD AFTER ALL!! He is also the one at the beginning of the first opening, Ed looks so much like him!!! I can now see why that guy (Father) looked like him!! Ohhhh, HE IS SO NICE!!!
I can't wait to see when he meets his wife!!! This anime is going to make me cry so much!
And let's not forget how cute Roy and the blonde girl are (who's tattoo might help stop the sacrifices circle, right? Maybe? Anyway, they will end up together, and ALIVE. P.S. Please don't kill her dog).
I have the feeling the guy's teacher is going to die soon (as a sacrifice), and that in the end Van will sacrifice himself for Ed and Al, and help them get their bodies back, and that the guys will finally understand his dad loves them very VERY much!!!
I also think that huge sacrifice circle won't be completed, I don't know how, but it just won't (I mean, everyone would die and the evil would win. No one wants the evil to win, right?). I also think the King's son is going to be killed (because that cute little boy is the worst) and that the king will suffer because he got attached to him, which he shouldn't, but he has been around humans for too long.
Am I the only one who wants to have children while watching this? I mean, don't get me wrong, but this show encourages you to go live in the countryside and live an easy and happy life :)

I DON'T WANT THIS TO EVER END!!! Like really, I don't want it to end at all.
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Sep 28, 2016 10:36 AM

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Admittedly I've been a little bit bored that last few episodes, but Hoenheim's a really interesting character & I always find myself really interested in the few episodes we've had with him.
I wish he was the protagonist if I'm completely honest since I'm not particularly keen on Ed...there's nothing wrong with him per se I just don't connect with him as a character I guess. I do kind of adore Al though!

Also wondering if Hoenheim is against father or not...he's a bit of an enigma so you can never really tell. Did his goals change when Trisha died? I dunno, the way he just told Izumi that she can't die yet seems awfully fishy since she's a possible candidate for sacrifice...

On another note, I think we have a shortage of Greedling so I'm hoping we get some more of that soon!!
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Nov 29, 2016 11:22 AM

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So that's the story of Hohenheim.
Feb 3, 2017 9:06 AM

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Feb 28, 2017 4:09 AM
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I forgot that Father's story was revealed this "early" in the show. Good episode, one of my favorites.
Jul 9, 2017 7:30 AM

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For a second there I thought Hohenheim was gonna kill Izumi all of a sudden, I'm so glad he didn't! His story is so interesting, I'm really warming up to him.
Mar 14, 2018 2:07 PM

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You know shit is going down when the narrator states the law of equivalent exchange in the preview.

So Hohenheim is a philosopher stone in human form, with thousands sacrificed. And father is the first homonculous. It is finally starting to come together.
Jan 2, 7:14 PM

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Riza and Roy code .. kyahhh!!! hahah
I don't know why.. i feel that they are so close to have a coding .. or all military have a secret code ? :D (I'm just fangirling)

btw, how they do that code?
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Jan 17, 7:09 PM

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the look alike story makes sense now, so in the end, hohenheim is a good guy but placed in a bad situation?
Jan 27, 12:28 AM
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I didn't think we'd be getting Hohenheim's backstory this early. It was awesome though.
Feb 10, 12:56 PM

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I was waiting for this episode, to be honest. I wanted to finally see a backstory of Hohenheim to learn who he really is and what is his mission. This episode helped to answer many questions who were being accumulated throughout all these episodes, especially those with scenes involving Hohenheim.
Apr 6, 2:33 AM

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Armstrong strongarmed Bradley into giving her Raven's seat in the upper echelons of Central HQ by not backing down and telling him exactly what happened to a T with clever side comments that effectively supported her side of the story. It looks like her moxy was exactly what Bradley wanted to spice things up a bit.

Roy decoding Rize's secret message about Selim Bradley by writing down the names she mentioned was very entertaining to watch.

Hohenheim was actually a promising alchemist-turned slave that was unwillingly turned into a human version of the Philosopher's Stone by that puffball in the flask. He became immortal in exchange for bearing the burden of hearing the tormented souls of half the country of Xerxes for as long as he lived. He might be a very shady character because he stabbed Izumi like that but that one act pretty much relieved most of her pain.

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Hohenheim and Father's backstory is finally revealed
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