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Feb 5, 2013 11:35 AM

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Kimblee was such a beliveable character, not quite the "villain" and not quite the good guy either, he's gonna be missed.
May 14, 2013 5:59 AM

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The fights was awesome, to be honestly the op-song doesn't fits to the fight-scene.
In general it's stupid to use a ballad for action-scenes.
Jun 29, 2013 3:15 AM

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Thank god Kimblee's gone, this means that Winry's a bit more free to move.
Aug 22, 2013 3:03 PM

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It starts with an epic animated fight between Al and Pride,Kimblee...
Sloth is so fast that he can't even direct where he is heading...Crap
Why are they trying so much? Eventually,Pride is gonna consume them all.(He could have saved Kimblee)Damn.these CHILDREN enemies scare me a lot.
Oct 26, 2013 10:31 AM
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Kimblee was one of the smartest and most resourceful of all the villain team. Pride messed up there big time by eating him up.

The Armstrongs are awesome. Sloth is going to require something spectacular from them. But how many more times will Alex have to save his sister before she recognizes his worth?
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Nov 6, 2013 11:07 AM

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Nice animation in the battles, and it looks like next episode is gonna be epic
Dec 11, 2013 10:33 PM

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Dec 28, 2013 2:59 AM

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Al fought the two of them.. at once!! badass!

how come that Sloth was the fastest?? hes big ans hes lazy. hmmm maybe because of all the pent up energy he has.

lol Yoki! good job! the voice of Franky suits him well
Dec 30, 2013 8:39 PM

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Mar 21, 2014 12:54 PM

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Mina-yan said:
The fights was awesome, to be honestly the op-song doesn't fits to the fight-scene.

I thought that was supposed to pump out more "feels" instead of going with the action, that's what I felt anyway. It matched well with Alex saving Olivier in my opinion, and Ed's hesitation to harm/kill the immortal army, that still annoys me.
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Mar 24, 2014 4:01 AM
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I don't wanna see bad stuff happen to any of them and it looks like it's coming. :'(
May 31, 2014 6:04 PM

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The sound of Kimblee barely breathing was quite disturbing but a nice addition. Al vs Kimblee/Pride was awesome. One of the best fights in this show so far.
Jun 9, 2014 10:04 PM

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ihusmal1234 said:
The sound of Kimblee barely breathing was quite disturbing but a nice addition. Al vs Kimblee/Pride was awesome. One of the best fights in this show so far.


a pretty grievous wound in the neck, and he got devoured >_> i was expecting more out of Kimboslice.

Jun 11, 2014 7:13 AM

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Yoki saves the day! I had to laugh when I saw him. I've completely forgotten about him haha :D

Roy's going to do a lot of burning next ep.
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Jun 11, 2014 8:32 PM

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They've done a really great job of making Pride the most sinister homunculus. It was chilling watching him watch Kimblee die.

Episode was great, too much to mention. All the set up has paid off into a story climax that doesn't let up.
Aug 24, 2014 4:29 AM

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Yoki's moment to shine sure was awesome.

I also thought the fight at the beginning of the episode was fantastic, superbly animated and quite creative, one of my favorite fighting scenes in FMA: B
Sep 27, 2014 12:06 AM

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Simply awesome!
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Nov 3, 2014 4:35 AM

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Priceless moment.. when Yoki appeared I couldn't stop laughing lol.
He just won himself a noble prize.How many zombies are there anyway.. all those souls. :'(
Just when you thought this is the best fight the next come is still coming. XD
Dec 30, 2014 11:11 PM
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Yoki to the rescue ahahaha. Is Kimblee gone for good?? He should have died with a bang, at least.
Fuck, I fell asleep again.
Feb 21, 2015 5:43 PM
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I really like Armstrong sibling dynamic. While Olivier does say all those nasty stuff to Alex, she clearly gets worried when he gets hurt.
Mar 7, 2015 6:43 AM
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Alot of action this episode, was epic!
Jul 26, 2015 8:20 PM

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Thank god kimblee's gone
Jul 29, 2015 9:12 PM

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Damn, another really good episode. Kimblee is gone now, and that was a double whammy way to go. Bitten in the neck by a lion, then eaten by a homunculus. Ed and co are joined by Mustang and Hawkeye, which should be some valuable backup. Those mannequins really are something else. And the Olivier/Armstrong fight against Sloth seems to be a damn tough one.

This is getting really, really good.
Oct 12, 2015 5:39 PM

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I love Armstrong's family!
haha Yoki saves the day, priceless!
Dec 16, 2015 11:10 AM

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I had quite a few problems with this episode, the most major of them being the utter banality of the fight with the dolls that has been going on for a couple of episodes now. Literally nothing of note happens in these scenes and it's just watching Ed and company pummel soulless CGI dummies over and over again which, needless to say, gets old really quickly. Insert songs, especially when a show's opening is used, tend to be extremely effective in getting me hyped if they're used at the right climatic moments - here one was completely wasted on a fight scene with the dolls where the heroes spent a minute swiping at their legs.

Another gripe I had is one that has permeated the series for an immensely long time already, so much so that people have long since come to terms with it and mostly ignored its use, but it's such an obvious example of poor writing that I just can't excuse the number of times it has been abused as of late. I'm talking of course, about the deux ex machina this series loves to pull out of its ass so much. Olivier about to get killed? Her brother miraculously appears out of nowhere to save the day! Al, Lion guy and Marcoh out of options to escape? Yoki busts into the scene with a minivan! Honestly, for a show as acclaimed as this using these kind of situations to write itself out of a hole once in awhile is permissable, but this show has just been overusing them way too much lately.

My last problem is with the plot-induced stupidity of the characters that really compromises my ability to take the show seriously. Al is naive, sure, but even an autistic pig would realise something was up after Pride kept hitting the helmet for hours bordering on days, and I'm incredulous at the fact that warning bells didn't trigger in his mind at all after seeing how submissive and seemingly resigned to his fate Pride was. Marcoh, whose appearance itself was also a DEM in this episode, also had questionable intellect in the scenes he was present in - wouldn't it have made far more sense to hide himself after obtaining the stone and healing the lion? Instead, he does the complete opposite and decides to expose himself to the enemy, holding the stone in plain sight with a sly smirk despite knowing jolly well that he is one of the most vulnerable members in the cast and could have easily been taken out Pride there and then.

I'm still enjoying the show in spite of all these small nitpicks though, and I'm loving how all the cast members are being given time to shine and show off their skills while all fighting for a common goal.
Dec 18, 2015 9:34 AM

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Great fight scenes, happy to see some love for Yoki.
Jan 12, 2016 7:31 AM

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Episode in which the only thing worthy of note is the clash between Pride and Al, compelling, and offers some thrills, and the clash between Armstrong and Sloth, the rest does not have anything different than what we have seen previously , the various contexts undergo only small changes. The drawings and animations are the norm, it is starting to like the ending.
Feb 8, 2017 5:09 PM

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Armstrong siblings are awesome
Also May Chang is doing great against Envy and those dolls
Jun 27, 2017 3:57 AM

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Whelp there goes Kimblee.

All the fight were awesome, the Armstrong siblings, Alphonse and even little May Chang.
Sloth looked creepy af with that huge pillar in his mouth.
Feb 24, 2018 5:15 AM

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Al was such a badass with his Battle against Kimblee and Pride. He is putting that Stone into good use! So porud of my armored bby ;w;
Mar 15, 2018 12:29 PM

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Armstrongs holding their own and Al showing his growth.

Fighting is getting really good now
Jan 20, 9:14 PM

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kimblee was a great villain, he seemed like a bad guy, but when you look at him, you could also see he was a good guy on some part of it.
Jan 24, 8:14 AM

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Really sad to see Kimblee go like that, his windpipe broken, not even able to say his last words. He couldn't see his endgoal. R.I.P. Best villain of FMA:B by a large margin.

Meanwhile I'm still confused what's going to happen once The Gate's opened. Van Hohenheim told Al to not only look underground but also at the sky. Danny's siblings also mentioned that there's an eclipse today. Hmm, still I can't put the pieces together.
Feb 17, 4:09 PM

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Poor Heinkel... :( But fear not, Marcoh was there and Al could use the power of the philosopher's stone! :D Awesome scene, to be honest. Alphonse wrecking Pride and Kimblee, while everyone can survive their attack.

Armstrongs vs Sloth was a cherry on top, especially when Sloth appeared to be the fastest homunculus, even if he represents laziness.
Apr 3, 6:52 AM
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Byt the 2-3 minutes the mostly fight Al VS Pride & Kimbley had in, and after that I was like "wow, Al's fighting style is much better than Ed" but my problem is that he is still naive, he always tried to lock-up Pride and actually to kill, surely if he were meant to kill the fight was much more interesting, I mean, I don't think anyone 'till now could touch Pride's body but he with the philosopher's stone actually did it, really shame that he didn't really tried more and he were about to give him the final fist...
Mustang enters the fight was priceless.
Apr 6, 9:09 PM

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It's a big surprise to find out that Sloth was the fastest Homunculus among them and they gave the Armstrongs a really hard time. The shoot-on-sight order is still placed on Olivier but her extreme negotiation skills made them realize who the bigger threat is.

They fought against Alphonse with the power of the Philosopher's Stone and felt his mettle first hand and it ended with Kimblee getting his throat ripped off by a lion with primal rage and getting eaten by Pride. He's the real glutton among them, that's for sure.

Edward and the others know to go for the legs to stop the zombies but they just kept coming. It's very fortunate that Mustang joined in when they were all exhausted.

Mei actually has the advantage thanks to how cramped the corridors and how it restrict a lot of Envy's movements.

Sep 19, 12:35 PM
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Great action in the battle between Al and Pride/Kimblee.

Sloth is actually really fast, thats surprising
Nov 9, 5:10 AM

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Armstrong against Sloth was incredible, really good episode
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