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Jun 28, 2009 6:34 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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So the trees turned blue and... disappeared? Oh, well.

Vercio needs to do something with that hair! It seems lots of characters in FMA like the hair brushed over one eye look.
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Jul 10, 2009 12:41 PM

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Kryptoncat said:
Vercio needs to do something with that hair! It seems lots of characters in FMA like the hair brushed over one eye look.
i know huh. whatever happened to his right eye.

rofl russel is a year younger than ed and he is still taller.
 
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Dec 7, 2009 11:30 AM

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It woulda been cooler if the trees around their house just stayed red. Woulda been a nice touch. Then they turned blue and I was thinking how cool it would be if they stayed blue.
 
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Jun 6, 2010 3:39 PM

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kk, Russel is actually on my good side now.
 
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Oct 4, 2010 5:24 PM
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I don't know about this episode, the first part of it seemed better... I guess it's because this is a filler...
 
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Feb 12, 2011 3:31 AM
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i thought the trees were gonna crumble into red stones
 
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May 24, 2011 8:19 PM

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i wasnt expecting hem to disappear but it might have better that way


 
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May 30, 2011 4:35 AM

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Fletcher. <3

The music here makes it sound like a fairytale, lol.
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Apr 28, 2012 11:07 AM

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Yay for friendship and respect for nature.
 
Sep 5, 2012 8:34 AM

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Great second part! The whole episode was quite nice the ending was quite funny ED is really small xD
 
Sep 23, 2012 2:08 AM

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ehh i was hoping Vercio would have a bigger role :P

and lol Russel is a year younger than Ed and he's still taller than him XD

yay Ed and friends saves the day!!!!!

yeah it was weird to see the trees turned into red then blue then disappears.

next episode Roy Mustang vs Ed!!!!!!
 
Dec 30, 2012 2:45 PM

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haha shorty Ed! LOOOL always cracking on his height :P
 
Mar 15, 2013 9:52 AM

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The whole tree thing at the end was a bit depressing though because I feel the marks left behind will always be a reminder of the suffering people had from the illness.
 
Aug 16, 2013 10:55 PM

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JoshOfRJNN said:
It woulda been cooler if the trees around their house just stayed red.


Then we could say that's what explains the Redwood Forest xD
 
Dec 27, 2013 2:18 PM

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i keep thinking why does this black haired woman don´t need a cap before here mouth while all others need even Ed in front of the red water.

it was a nice ending to this arc and the letter in the end was funny cause i actually expected a confession of some sort.
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Jun 2, 2014 2:13 PM

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The tree thing looked awesome.

Russell was hot <3
 
Sep 19, 2014 3:17 AM

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Some pretty nice visuals in this one.
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Dec 26, 2014 1:07 PM
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Fletcher did what I thought :O I knew he is cool!!
Russell became cool :D He is younger than Ed but taller ahahaha. Good end~
 
Jan 21, 2015 9:06 AM

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Well 12 episodes in and I kinda feel a bit disappointed. I had high expectations for this, but so far it's nothing special. But next episode looks fun.
 
Jan 28, 2015 11:40 AM

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I liked this. I like how both good and bad sides of alchemy are presented pretty well in this show, and how it can be cheerful yet really dark at times. Can't wait to see more of those darker things hahah
 
May 23, 2015 9:35 PM

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The trees turning red, growing, turning blue and turning into dust was a bit too much.
 
Jun 11, 2015 6:54 PM

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RedRoseFring said:
Some pretty nice visuals in this one.


Yeah I loved that underground spring in particular.

Nice climax. Doesn't really feel like a filler to me since they've not investigated the Philosopher's Stone since the first episode.
 
Jun 13, 2015 11:06 PM

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I'm gonna miss those two. It's great that they had such respect for nature when Fletcher apologized to the trees for having to make them disappear. Everything has it's own energy, and the trees really are alive. It was pretty creative the way they went about getting rid of all the red water. And that rock wall that Ed made was amazing!

It feels so weird calling him Ed because that's my dads name. =/
 
Jul 27, 2015 11:26 AM

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I wasn't too impressed with this story, really. I did like the imposter thing and seeing Lust, but the rest was just so-so. And having the trees absorb the red water to detoxify it was kind of cool, but turning the trees into dust didn't make any sense to me.

Overall okay, but nothing spectacular. --3/5
 
Oct 12, 2015 8:17 AM

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Second part of the story more compelling and intriguing, is also identified another clue to continue hunting the philosopher's stone, the whole is enjoyable episode. The promo on the next episode looks very interesting, I run to see him immediately.
 
Oct 22, 2015 11:25 AM

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Hmm we probably won't see those two brothers again, so I guess this was just filler. Not bad though, I liked it. 4/5
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Nov 20, 2015 2:17 AM

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Nice episode, Ed keeps getting teased for being short lol.
 
Jan 19, 2016 1:37 PM

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Ehh. They keep stretching the alchemy stuff. Most notably, Fletcher made huge trees appear out of nothing twice in this episode. The huge rock rock Ed created outside the mountain was a bit questionable as well, but it's not quite as blatant.

I actually thought using the trees to detox the area was a cool idea, but then they went and got rid of them. Is it just me, or does everyone Ed and Al meet have extraordinary alchemy abilities? I mean, virtually nobody even has to make alchemy circles (usually because they have it inscribed on a body part or article of clothing). It reduces the uniqueness of Ed's ability to transmute without an alchemy circle, even if we presume his ability is more versatile (e.g. because you need different types of circles to transmute certain things). The sheer scale of this episode in terraforming such a large area stretched my suspension of disbelief as well.

I don't know. It was okay, but I keep getting "okay" from this series when its reputation led me to at least expect "above average", if not "good", "great", or "fantastic".
 
Jan 31, 2016 1:38 AM

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Those were some weird trees....

Next episode is looking hype!
 
Jan 25, 2018 1:00 AM

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Yeah, the whole tree thing was...weird

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I do not remember these past two episodes at all...

These past couple episodes weren't bad, but they weren't remarkable either. I really thought they ran into the main bad guys by now.
 
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So if Russel and Fletcher are Agricultural Alchemists, I'm assuming from the title Fullmetal Alchemist that Edward is restricted to alchemy involving metals? I guess that's what the different transmutation circles are for, but does that mean that one person can only learn one type of alchemy? I'm pretty sure we've seen Al use alchemy on an apple which is NOT a metal. If Al can do that, then Edward is fully capable of using other types of alchemy, but does he know how? He can learn if he wants, but does he want to?

I couldn't believe Russel was a year younger than Edward either, he's so tall. It's nice that he still has time to realize his mistakes and take after Edward's role as a role model for his younger brother.
 
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Russell was definitely redeemed for me in this episode, and I'm really happy that Mugear died. I hope to see Envy make more of an appearance soon since he was only shown briefly when he disguised as Cornello in the town of Lior at the end of To Challenge the Sun and Lust & Gluttony are the ones with the spotlight.
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Robertovk said:
i keep thinking why does this black haired woman don´t need a cap before here mouth while all others need even Ed in front of the red water.

it was a nice ending to this arc and the letter in the end was funny cause i actually expected a confession of some sort.
Yeah, it probably has something to do with her being named after one of the seven deadly sins. I hope it's explained soon in the Anime.
 
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Mexican_Pelican said:
So if Russel and Fletcher are Agricultural Alchemists, I'm assuming from the title Fullmetal Alchemist that Edward is restricted to alchemy involving metals? I guess that's what the different transmutation circles are for, but does that mean that one person can only learn one type of alchemy? I'm pretty sure we've seen Al use alchemy on an apple which is NOT a metal. If Al can do that, then Edward is fully capable of using other types of alchemy, but does he know how? He can learn if he wants, but does he want to?
Ed can do alchemy on anything, he's only called the Fullmetal Alchemist because his right arm and left leg is made of automail.
 
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Interesting episode. I wonder what Lust is planning.
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