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Ooooh! Armstrongs v.s. Sloth, that's got epic written on it. I hope Kimbley doesn't get killed by a chimera, he deserves a better death than that. The chimeras that've been hanging around lately have been the most useless characters. They're so disposable, I can't even remember their names. Kill 'em off Arakawa! They're wasting space!
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Translation's done, enjoy! (Lots of SFX this month = lots of fun coming up with sounds)
Page 1: Al: ...The Philosopher's Stone! I'd at least stand a chance if I use this...
But... Heinkel: Yeah, I know. They're made with human lives.
Your big brother said you wanted to get your body back without having to use this.
So don't use it for your own sake...use it to protect the world.
I'm entrusting it to you BECAUSE you still see people within this tiny pebble.
Page 2: Heinkel: No matter what we look like, we're all fighting to protect something bigger than us.
So let THEM help, too.
Al: ...Yes. You're right.
Page 3: Al: Fight with me.
Title: Chapter 92 – Combined Strength
Page 4: Kimblee: A Philosopher's Stone?! Pride: Where did he get it?
Page 5: Kimblee: Another diversion-
Page 6: SFX: KABOOM
Page 7: SFX: BZZZRT
Page 8: SFX: BZZZZRT
Page 9: SFX: Skree
VROOM [This is a freaking riot XD]
Page 10: SFX: Skrrrrrk
Pride: That won't work this time! SFX: SLASH
Page 11: Pride: A flashbang?!
Page 12: Pride: Nh- Cursed Philosopher's Stone... It's just one trick after another...
Page 13: Kimblee: The Philosopher's Stone's power is incredible.
I've used one before...I know all too well.
But I don't understand.
Why don't you use it to regain your original bodies?
Page 14: Kimblee: You would have no trouble escaping this situation with the stone at your beck and call. And once you were in a safe place, you could BOTH have your old bodies back. That's how your whole journey was supposed to end, wasn't it?
Al: ...But then we wouldn't save everyone else.
Kimblee: "The greater good." You can't gain something without sacrificing something else. Al: I wonder...
Why are there only two choices?
"Save yourself and abandon everyone else." "Give up on returning to normal and save the world." Why are those the only options?
Page 15: Al: Why can't I choose "Save the world AND get our original bodies back?"
Kimblee: But what about the Law of Equivalent Exchange? Al: Seeing out new possibilities without regard for the rules is how we make new breakthroughs...how we evolve.
Kimblee: I see. Experiment thoroughly enough, and you may discover NEW laws that the world must then abide by.
That would mean there is a FOURTH option...
"You lose your chance to return to normal, AND you fail to save the world."
Page 16: SFX: KABOOOOOM
Page 17: Sloth: STOP RUNNING. MAKES HITTING TOUGH.
Page 18: SFX: Skreeee, blam blam blam
Armstrong: Didn't think that'd work.
Soldier: That's quite enough, Major General Armstrong!
You are to be executed here and now for high treason!
Page 19: Soldier: Aim!
Armstrong: You don't concentrate your men in one spot in a situation like this, you cretin!
Page 20: Armstrong: I really hope he's at least SLIGHTLT wounded...
Page 21: Sloth: GOT YOU.
WON'T MESS UP THIS TIME. KILL THE WOMAN GENERAL.
Page 22: Alex: My sister!
Page 23: Alex: Unhurt?
Olivier: Who do you think you're talking to, Alex?
Alex: What is that creature, exactly? Olivier: A homunculus.
Bullets don't even faze him. Artillery-level shots are just about enough. Alex: Oh my!
Well, that's my specialty, now isn't it?
Page 24: Alex: NNU-
Alex: There's more!
Page 25: Sloth: OWW... GH-
Olivier: Okay! Underneath that skin, he's as soft as anyone!
Page 26: Sloth: OW. I DIED.
HATE DYING. DYING'S TOO MUCH EFFORT.
NNNNGGGGGGGGH. HATE THIS.
HATE IT. HATE IT.
HATE GETTING SERIOUS. TOO MUCH EFFORT.
Soldier: Major General Armstrong, lay down your weap... Huh? What's the big guy doing he-
Page 27: Sloth: I MISSED.
Page 28: [LOLARMSTRONGS]
Page 29: Olivier: What incredible speed...
He was just lazing about a second ago!
Alex: Sister! Olivier: We've been had.
Page 30: Olivier: Did...you see him?
Alex: A bit, yes...
Such speed AND such bulk... Olivier: Doesn't exactly make sense.
Sloth: NO. I'M THE FASTEST HOMUNCULUS.
Page 31: Alex: Mnhuooa-
Olivier: He's so fast he can't even control himsel-
Page 32: Sloth: FINALLY HIT.
Page 33: SFX: Crunch
SFX: throb throb throb
SFX: twitch twitch twitch
Page 34: Alex: NNNH- HUOOOOAH!
Page 35: Alex: Nh... Olivier: Alex!
Just a minor dislocation. Are you okay?
Olivier: Just some minor broken bones.
Page 36: SoldierS: Wah- Again?!
Sloth: KILL YOU QUICK. THEN SLEEP.
Page 37: [Aww nerts]
Page 38: Pride: Kimblee.
Kimblee: Aaah, what a wonderful sound. There's nothing more pleasing to the ears than the sound of indomitable wills clashing in battle.
Pride: Alphonse Elric is still nearby. Kimblee: Of course he is.
Page 39: Kimblee: He won't try to escape.
Page 40: Al: Heh.
Pride: Another dust cloud...so simplistic.
It won't work again.
Page 41: Pride: Checkmate.
Al: ...You sure?
Page 42: Al: This is one of those times where humans prove to be pretty stubborn.
Pride: Even WITH the Philosopher's Stone, you don't stand a chance all by yourse- Al: I'm NOT ALONE!
Pride: Where's the stone?!
Page 43: Pride: No way... He wasn't just using the dirt to hide himself...
He read which way the wind was blowing so they could strike from downwind, where my sense of smell couldn't detect them! KIMBLEE, DOWNWIND!
Page 44: Text: The tables are turned! Only the strong survive!
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From: Nantes, France
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OMG. Al is amazing, fighting pride and kimblee alone, he did a pretty good job...I like the "why can't I have my body back AND save the world ?", he's cute ^^. And Alex is cool, stopping sloth like he did, go go alex !!
and thanks Tamisiek for the raw and HisshouBuraiken for the translation, it was quick to come !!
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I'm sure Ohno from Genshiken would have been excited by this chapter, what with those two big muscular grown men showing up like that Come on, other mangakas give a lot of female breast and effiminate male, Arakawa gives her readers two monstruously muscled individuals
Now I can actually buy that Al used the stone, too. Heinkel had a very good arguement that made it believable that Al would use it, even after all he has said in the past. It was nice to see him kick Selim's @$$, too.