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Transcription from official English sub on Funimation.com
Episode 3: "City of Heresy"
[Re-introduction of Alchemic Principles (seen in Episode two) followed by Opening]
Cornello (over radio broadcast): God's children, who live upon this land, pray in faith, and ye shall be saved. The Sun God Leto illuminates thy footsteps
Restaurant Owner: You guys street performers or something?
Cornello: Behold, the Lord descends from his throne,
Ed: Where do you get the idea we're street performers?!
Cornello: and saves thee from all thy sins.
Restaurant Owner: You're not, then?
Ed: Thanks for lunch.
Restaurant Owner: Ah! Hey, excuse me, sir!
Ed: Sorry, sorry. We'll fix it.
Restaurant Owner: Y-You'll fix it?
Ed: Yeah, just watch.
Al: Okay, here goes!
Ed: Does that take care of it?
Restaurant Owner: This is a surprise! You guys can perform miraculous works?!
Ed (defeated): What do you mean by that?
Al: We're alchemists.
Man in green t-shirt: I've never seen alchemy before.
Ed: Ever heard of the Elric Brothers?
Restaurant Owner: Elric?
Man in green shirt: Yeah! I've heard that name.
Man in blue shirt: The Fullmetal Alchemist, Edward Elric.
Crowd: Wow, so you're the gifted alchemist we've heard about? Indeed, with this armor you're wearing, your second name would be "Fullmetal," huh?
Al: Um, not me.
Man in crowd: Eh? The pipsqueak over there?
Ed (enraged): Who's a tiny beansprout?!
[Opening Title: Episode Three: City of Heresy]
Cornello: Pray in faith, and thy entreaties shall be accorded thee...
Ed: So, what's with this broadcast?
Restaurant Owner: T-That's Father Cornello.
Man in green t-shirt: He appeared in this town several years ago, and preached to us the ways of God.
Man in blue shirt: He gives immortality to the living, and resurrection to the dead.
Man in green shirt: His miraculous works are proof of it.
Ed: "Resurrection to the dead," eh? Sounds fishy.
Crowd: Father Cornello! Show us your miraculous works!
Ed: Is that it? What do you think?
Al: No two ways about it, that metamorphic reaction is alchemy.
Ed: But he's ignoring equivalent exchange. The law is that only one volume of mass can come from the same volume of mass.
Al: He's changing vegetable into mineral, too. Brother, could it be...
Ed: Yeah, it could be. Bingo!
Rose: O God, please grant me my wish. Please bring him...
Ed: Huh, so this is Leto, is it?
Rose: Are you interested in Letoism?
Ed: No, unfortunately, I'm an atheist.
Rose: Well, that won't do. To believe in and worship God, and live with gratitude and hope... It's such a marvelous thing. If you believe, I'm sure you will grow taller. (Kanji for 'sincere' is over Rose's head')
Ed: Hey, what was that for?!
Al (with hiragana for 'whoa, whoa' over his head): She didn't mean any harm.
Ed: "Resurrection to the dead." Do you honestly believe that?
Ed (pulls out book): Water, 35 liters; carbon, 20 kilograms; ammonia, 4 liters; lime, 1.5 kilograms; phosphorus, 800 grams; salt, 250 grams; saltpeter, 100 grams, and various other stuff.
Rose (overwhelmed): Huh?
Ed (closes book): That's the material makeup of a human body, calculated for one adult. With our science now, we know that much, but there has never been one reported case of a successful human transmutation actually taking place. Are you telling me that what can't be done by science can be done through prayer?!
Rose: Pray in faith, and thy entreaties shall be accorded thee.
Ed: Incidentally, if you go to the market, you can buy all of these components with the change a small child might carry. Humans can be made cheap.
Rose: People aren’t things! Your words are blasphemy against the Creator! You’re going to incur Heaven’s wrath.
Ed (laughs): Alchemists are scientists, you see. We don’t believe in creators, and God, and such. We lay bare the creative principles of this world, and pursue truth. It’s ironic that we scientists, who do not need God, are in a certain sense the closes ones to being gods.
Rose: Are you saying that you’re on the same level as God? Such hubris!
Ed: Hubris, huh? Now that you mention it, it was in some myth somewhere. There was a hero, who got too close to the sun, and his wings, made of hardened wax, were torn off, and he was thrust down to the earth.
Ed: Miss, do you think that Leto will even save a scientist, such as myself, who thinks what I just said?
Rose: Of course. He will accept your repentance at any time.
Leto follower: Father, there are some people here who wish to see you. A child, and someone in a suit of armor. They gave their names as the Elric brothers.
Cornello: I’m busy. Have them leave—no, wait. Did you say the Elric Brothers?
Assistant Pastor: Yes, that’s what they called themselves.
Cornello: This is bad. He’s the Fullmetal Alchemist, Edward Elric.
Assistant Pastor: The man in the armor?
Cornello: Yeah, probably.
Assistant Pastor: What would a State Alchemist be doing here? Don’t tell me they know about our plan.
Cornello: Dog of the Military. Looks like your nose is pretty sharp.
Assistant Pastor: This way please. The Father is quite busy, and cannot make very much time, but you are in luck.
Ed: Sorry. We’ll keep this as brief as we can.
Assistant Pastor: Yes, indeed. Let’s bring an end to this quickly.
Rose: Assistant Pastor, what are you doing?
Assistant Pastor: Rose, these people are heathens, who seek to ensnare the Father. They are wicked.
Rose: Oh, no!
Ed: Like you said, let’s end this quickly!
Cornello: Such a racket! Welcome to our sacred order, Fullmetal Alchemist.
Rose: Father Cornello…
Cornello: It looks like we had some rather disrespectful fellows here. I apologize for their rudeness.
Ed: It’s no apology, looking down on us from up there.
Cornello: Have you come to receive our doctrine?
Ed: I would like you to teach it to me, by all means. Like how you use cheap alchemy to deceive your believers.
Cornello: Now, what could you mean by that? I won’t have you equating my miraculous works with alchemy. What do you say? Can alchemy bring this about?
Ed: That’s the thing about it. How is it that you’re able to transmute, while ignoring the laws?
Cornello: Like I said, it isn’t alchemy.
Ed: That’s what I started thinking, if he were an alchemist, using an enchanted amplifier of legend, said to be able to make the impossible possible, then maybe he could do that.
Cornello: You mean…
Ed: Yes, exactly. The Philosopher’s Stone. That’s what the ring of yours is, isn’t it? I’ve been looking for that.
Cornello: This is just an ordinary ring. I have been permitted by God to perform miraculous works.
Ed: Are you still dissembling? It looks like I’m just going to have to grab you, and beat it out of you.
Cornello: You appear to be quite the incorrigible heathen. Rose…
Rose (looks fearful): Y-Yes?
Cornello: Pick up that gun lying on the floor there.
Rose: Huh? Okay.
Cornello: Now shoot the Fullmetal Alchemist with it.
Rose: No… I can’t.
Cornello: My word is God’s word. This is the will of God. Rose, shoot him.
Cornello: What’s the matter? When you lost your boyfriend in an accident last year, who was it that saved you from the very depths of despair?
Rose: You, Father Cornello.
Cornello: That’s right. I save you. And what did I promise you?
Rose: That you would bring him back to life!
Al (frantic): Er, um, I’m not him!
Ed : (rage mode) I’m the Fullmetal Alchemist, dammit!
Cornello (surprised): You mean, you’re the one?!
Rose: I’m sorry. I have no choice but to do this.
Ed: He’s a swindler.
Rose: You’re wrong! Father Cornello is going to bring him back with his miraculous works!
Ed: Then shoot.
Cornello: That will do. God is pleased. Now, shoot the other one, too.
Al (sits up helmet-less): What an awful thing to make your believer do.
Rose: What’s going on?
Ed: Nothing to it.
Al: This is what’s going on.
Cornello: An empty suit of armor! This is indeed proof that these people are wicked! They should be purged!
Cornello: Is this the first time you’ve seen a Chimera?
Ed: You even made this with your Philosopher’s Stone? This could be trouble, taking him on unarmed.
Cornello: No transmutation circle! I guess the State Alchemist title is not just for show, then. However…!
Cornello: Well? How do you like the taste of claws that can cut through iron?!
Ed: Gotcha! Unfortunately for you, this was specially-made.
Cornello: Bite him to death!
Ed: What’s wrong, p***y? Get a good taste.
Cornello: Your arm…a brother who is just armor… I get it. So that’s what’s going on. Fullmetal Alchemist, you went and did it, didn’t you?
Ed: Come on down here, third-string! Let me show you how outclassed you are!
Cornello: Rose, these people have performed human transmutation, the greatest taboo for any alchemist! They tried to bring someone dead back to life.
Ed (flashback): The hero gets too close to the sun, his wings are torn off, and is thrust back to earth.
Rose: Oh, no...
Ed: This is what someone who trespasses in God or whoever's domain looks like. Rose, are you prepared to become like this?
Cornello: Edward Elric, to think that you became a State Alchemist like that! It's laughable!
Ed: Shut up. You're just a third-rate phony that can't do anything without a Philosopher’s Stone.
Al: Father, we want you to hand over the Stone before you get hurt.
Cornello: Ridiculous! You fools, who would tread upon God's domain! This time, I will send you back to God for good!
Ed: Nah, God probably hates me, after all. If I went there, I think he'd just turn me away. Al!
Cornello: What are you doing?! After them! They are heathens who are trying to harm the order! Seize them!
Leto follower A: Stop!
Leto follower B: Hey, boy, what are you going to do, empty handed?
Guard A: Surrender, before you get hurt.
Leto follower C: Don't get careless, just because he's a child!
Al: Coming through! (beat) Do you see now, Rose? Cornello shot at us, even though you were there.
Rose: That was because you were... Is it true what he said back there?
Al: All we wanted to do was see our mom's smiling face again. But our transmutation failed. It didn't even have a human form. We were made to realize our mistake. People do not come back from the dead. Including our mom.
Rose: That's not true. I mean...
Al: The basis of alchemy is equivalent exchange. The price of our human transmutation was enormous. Brother's left leg, and my whole body was taken away. Do you see it? Brother drew it with his own blood. His left leg had been taken away. He had to have been in pain. But Brother transmuted my soul, in exchange for his right arm, and bonded me to this suit of armor. (beat) I want to restore Brother's body back to the way it was. Brother wants to get me back to normal, too. We might even lose our lives as a result. That's the karmic nature of the path we chose.
Rose: But Father Cornello can--
Rose: Father Cornello can do it, even if you weren't able to. He can!
Cornello: Kid...say your prayers!
Ed: Mister, let's speak frankly here. I just want to know the secrets of that Stone. Or should I request that the military be called in, to investigate the Stone?
Cornello: Very well.
Ed: What are you trying to do with the Philosopher’s Stone? If you have it, you don't need any rinky-dink religious order, right?
Cornello: The order would gladly give their lives for my sake and provide me with more believers! They will be the ultimate legion, not even afraid to die, just you watch! In just a few more years, I'm going to set out to rip this country apart, using the Philosopher’s Stone and my idiotic believers! I'll even share the leftovers with you! (laughs, beat) What's so funny?
Ed: Like I said, you're third-string.
Cornello: Y-You don't mean...!
Al: There are no miraculous works. It was all done with the power of the Philosopher’s Stone.
Cornello (over loudspeaker): Why, you...! When...when did you flip that switch?!
Ed (over loudspeaker): Right at the start. It's all out of the bag now.
Cornello: How could you do that?! You little brat!
Ed: Too slow! (beat) Like I said, you're outclassed.
Cornello: I am without rival!
Ed: I-It's a rebound!
Cornello: I-I'm not giving up yet! I am... I am...the Emissary of God! (beat) My word is the word of God! My fist is the fist of God!
Ed: Fist of God my foot! If you want it that much, you can have it!
Ed/Cornello: Shut up!
Ed: Let me see the Philosopher’s Stone! (beat) It broke. How can that be? How does a Philosopher’s Stone, which is supposed to be a perfect material, break?
Cornello: I-I don't know. I don't know anything about this! S-Spare me! Please! I was wrong!
Ed: It's a fake?
Cornello: I can't do anything without the Stone. Spare me!
Ed: We've come this far, thinking we could finally get back...and it's a fake.
Cornello: U-Uh, what about me?
Ed: Go on, go wherever the hell you like!
Al: What about the Philosopher’s Stone?
Ed: It was just a big knock-off.
Ed: I thought we were finally going to get you your body back, too.
Rose: Give me the Philosopher’s Stone!
Ed: Like I said, it was just a big knock-off. What's more, it broke all on its own.
Rose: Liar! You want to keep it all for yourself, don't you?! For your bodies-- yeah, and to use on your mother one more time.
Ed: Shut up! Dead people do not come back to life! Ever! Ever!
Rose: He said he would come back. He said if I prayed, it would come true. That a miracle would happen. What am I supposed to live my life clinging to now?! Tell me! Huh?!
Ed: You have to figure that out for yourself. Stand up and walk. Move forward. You've got two fine legs there, don't you? You don't need to cling to anything.
Angry Mob: --What's going on here? --Send out thee Father! --Have you been deceiving us?! --Open up!
Cornello: That kid has destroyed my ambitions...
Lust: Indeed, it's all ruined. We should have just incited a little rebellion.
Gluttony: Say, Lust, can I eat this old man?
Lust: No, Gluttony. If you eat him, it will upset your stomach.
Cornello: Everyone is treating me like a fool!
Lust: We're done with you. And here things were getting heated up. Now we'll have to start over from the beginning again. Father is going to be angry with us. Now then, I wonder what means we should take next.
[Ending credits & Next Episode Preview]
Announcer: In order to report on the incidents in Liore, Ed and Al visit East City, where the Eastern Command Center is. There they meet the Sewing Life Alchemist, Shou Tucker, and his daughter, Nina. Next time on Hagane no Rekinjutsushi: Fullmetal Alchemist, Episode Four,”An Alchemist's Anguish.” Would their meeting mark the start of their pain?
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Transcription from official English sub on Funimation.com [Alchemy Introduction]
Narrator: Alchemy is the science of understanding, decomposing, and reconstructing matter. However, it is not an all-powerful art. It is impossible to create something out of nothing. If one wishes to obtain something, something of equal value must be paid. This equivalent exchange is the basis of alchemy. Alchemy has a taboo, and it is human transmutation. It is that which no one must commit.
[Opening Credits & Previous Episode Recap] Narrator: In the town of Liore, a priest of Letoism was using alchemy, together with a Philosopher’s Stone, to deceive the people. Upon entering his church, Ed and Al put a stop to the priest's sinister designs. However, the Philosopher’s Stone was a fake. “Stand up and walk. Move forward.” Having lost hope, Ed's words stuck in Rose's heart. They were words that Ed had directed at themselves, as well.
Episode 4: An Alchemist's Anguish
Scar: You are the Iron Blood Alchemist, Basque Grand, right?
Grand: Who are you?
Scar: Alchemists who have turned their backs on the ways of God...shall perish.
Grand: Hmph, so you're the murderous fiend who only targets State Alchemists, are you? However, you've picked the wrong opponent to tangle with! (beat) You're fast! Still...! If that's how you want it... Hmph, that wasn't so hard. (beat) W-What?!
Hughes: Another State Alchemist?
Armstrong: He does have considerable skill.
Hughes: Major, you watch yourself. You could be the next one he comes after.
Armstrong: Yes, sir.
Hughes: Fuhrer, Your Excellency, what are you doing here?
Bradley: I got word of this. Lt. Colonel Hughes, are you in charge of this case?
Hughes: Yes, sir.
Bradley: If you need any personnel, just ask. We have to crack down hard on traitors.
Hughes: Yes, sir.
Hawkeye (hands over some documents): Lieutenant Breda...
Breda: Right. Sheesh, the Colonel is letting his work pile up again, huh? Hey, Havoc, give me an hand with half of this, will you?
Havoc: I've already got my hands full over here. Let's see, who is this? (looks down at a document with a picture of Yoki attached)
Falman: Lieutenant Yoki. He's the crook who was lining his own pockets with the Youswell coal mine concessions. The Elric brothers exposed his misdeeds, and he's currently on the run.
Hawkeye: Master Sergeant Fuery, how is the radio coming?
Fuery: The receiver has had it. I'll have to change out the part.
[A slight ringing sound and clap can be heard before Ed's hand touches the radio]
Fuery: Edward! Alphonse!
Hawkeye: Welcome back, you two. The Colonel is expecting you.
Mustang: That Liore case was handled, thanks to you. Let me convey my gratitude.
Ed: No big deal. We didn't do it for you.
Mustang: So, this Philosopher’s Stone was a dud, too?
Ed: The Stone was a fake, but its power, at least, was incredible. It transmuted this huge Chimera, and all.
Al: I wonder how he used the Stone to do something like that. We're not very familiar with the field of live transmutation, so we don't understand it all that well.
Ed: Still, it is kind of interesting, huh? If we looked into it, it might come in handy for us getting our bodies back.
Mustang: In that case, why don't you get some help from a specialist? (beat) The Sewing Life Alchemist, Shou Tucker. He's a researcher, dealing with Chimera transmutation. I'll introduce you to him.
Al: You'd go to all that trouble, Colonel?
Ed (frantically yelling): He's up to something! He's definitely up to something!
Mustang (yelling back): Don't be so suspicious of me! After the Liore case, this makes us even. (muttering to himself) Being indebted to you would be repulsive. (beat) Two years ago, Tucker successfully transmuted a Chimera that could understand human speech, and earned his qualification as State Alchemist.
Ed: Understand human speech? You mean, it talks? A Chimera?
Mustang: Yeah, supposedly, it spoke. It said just one thing. “I want to die.” After that, it refused to eat anything, and died.
Ed: What a huge house.
Nina: Lots of visitors!
Tucker: Nina, you have to keep the dog tied up. (beat) Ah, sorry about this. Ever since my wife ran out on me, the house has been like this. Once again, it's a pleasure to meet you, Edward. I'm the Sewing Life Alchemist, Shou Tucker.
Mustang: He is interested in transmuting living things. He says he would love to have a look at your research.
Tucker: Sure, I don't mind. However...If you want to see what I have up my sleeve, I'll have to see what you've got up your sleeve, too. That's what it is to be an alchemist. Why are you interested in transmuting living things?
Mustang: Oh, uh, he's...
Tucker: You transmuted your mother? An eleven-year-old child? I see, so that's why you're the “Fullmetal Alchemist.” You've had a bitter experience, huh? (beat) I don't know if it will be of any use to you or not, buy why don't I have you look at my laboratory? (beat) Oh, how embarrassing. I'm popularly regarded as some authority on Chimeras, but the truth is, it hasn't been going all that well.
Ed: Oh, incredible!
Tucker: This is my materials room. Feel free to look around.
Ed: All right, I'll start with this shelf.
Al: Then, I'll start over there.
Mustang: I'm going back to work. I'll send someone by for you this evening.
Tucker: They have incredible focus, don't they? They've already shut out the voices around them. There are prodigies out there, huh?
Al: Way up high! Way up high!
Ed: Al! What are you doing?!
Al: Nina looked like she wanted to play.
Ed: Hey, what are we here to do?
Nina: Alexander says he wants to play, too!
Ed: You've got some nerve. They say that a lion uses all of his strength to hunt even a rabbit. So I, Edward Elric, will use my whole body and soul to take you on, you beast of a dog!
Havoc: Hey, chief! I'm here to pick you up. What are you doing?
Ed: Oh, you might call it a breather from searching through data.
Tucker: Did you find any good material? (beat) Come on by tomorrow, too.
Nina: You're going to come again?
Al: Let's play more tomorrow, okay, Nina?
Havoc: Ah, Mr. Tucker, I have a message from the Colonel. He says “Don't forget, Assessment Day is coming soon.”
Tucker: Yes, I know.
Nina: Dad...What's “assessment”?
Tucker: State Alchemists have to report on the results of their research once a year. Last year, Dad didn't get a very good evaluation. If I fail this year, I won't be a State Alchemist anymore.
Nina: Huh?! You'll do fine, Dad! You're always studying so much!
Tucker: You're right. I have to try hard... (thinking to himself) or there will be nothing left... [Commercial Break]
Al: Your mother left two years ago?
Nina: Dad said that she went back to her parents' house.
Al: I see. It must be lonesome, with just you and your father living by yourselves in this big house.
Nina: Mm-mm it's fine. Dad is nice to me, and I have Alexander, too! But lately, Dad has been in his lab all the time. I am a little bit lonely.
Ed: Aah, my shoulders are stiff.
Al: You should get a little exercise, Brother.
Ed: That's a good idea. Hey, dog! Come exercise with me!
Al: Come on, Nina, you too.
Nina: Wait up!
[Shouting voices can be heard while Tucker is in his lab]
Nina: Wait! Alexander, hang in there!
Tucker/Havoc (thoughts): Don't forget, Assessment Day is coming soon.
Hughes: Tell me, what does it mean that he only targets State Alchemists? If the military was his objective, he could just attack soldiers indiscriminately. Alchemists, with their special abilities, are not opponents who are easily killed. That goes double for those with state certification.
Armstrong: Perhaps that certification is the cause? The enormous pay and various special privileges. There must be many who are envious of them. What's more, “Alchemist, be thou for the people.” Alchemists, who are supposed to be seekers after truth, are changed into the military's walking weapons the moment they receive state certification. Ever since the Ishbalan Civil War, there are any number of people who would bear a grudge.
Ross: I have something to report, sir. Yesterday, at 9:30, a man with a large scar on his face was witnessed on the grounds of Central City Train Station by multiple station employees.
Hughes: The train station? The bastard got away, did he?
Tucker: Our life before my earning state certification was terrible. We were so poor. My wife couldn't put up with living like that, so she left us. I have to pass this assessment, no matter what. I don't ever want to go back to those days again.
Nina: It's all right, Dad! If they tell you no, then me and Alexander will get mad at the important people for you!
Al (laughing): Nina, you sure are strong.
Tucker: Nina, do you want to play with Dad tomorrow?
Nina: Hooray! Alexander! Dad said he's going to play with us!
Al: Hello, Mr. Tucker! Thanks for having us again today!
Ed: Hey, Nina!
Al: Mr. Tucker?
Ed: Oh, you are home, aren't you?
Tucker: Hey. I did it. This is the finished product. A Chimera that understands human speech. (beat) Look there. Listen to me. That person is Edward.
Chimera Nina: Ed...ward..?
Tucker: Yes. Well done.
Ed: Amazing! It really does talk!
Tucker: Yeah. Now I won't have to lose my state certification.
Ed (realizing what Tucker has done): Mr. Tucker, when did you get your state certification again?
Tucker: Let's see, two years ago.
Ed: And when did your wife leave?
Tucker: Two years ago.
Ed: Can I ask you one more question? Where did Nina and Alexander go?!
Tucker: I hate kids like you, who are quick to catch on.
Al (surprised and worried): Brother!
Ed (furious): Yeah, that's it, all right! You went and did it! Two years ago, it was your wife! And this time, you used your own daughter and a dog to transmute a Chimera! There are limits to what you can do with animal experimentation, after all! It's much easier to just use humans, huh?!
Tucker: W-What are you getting upset over? Mankind's progress has been the result of countless human experiments, right? If you're a scientist, then...
Ed: Screw you! Do you think you can get away with something like this?! Toying around with a person's life like this?!
Tucker: A person's life? Yes, a person's life, indeed. Fullmetal Alchemist, your arm and leg, and your brother—that was also the result of toying with a person's life, as you say, right?
Ed (enraged): No!
Tucker: We are the same! You, and me!
Ed: No we aren't!
Tucker: Yes, we are! The possibility was right in front of us, so we tried it! Even though we knew that it was taboo!
Ed (full-rage mode): No! *punch* I don't... *punch* Alchemists don't... *punch* do this sort of... I'm not... I'm not...
Al (yelling and grabs Ed's right hand): Brother! Any more, and he's going to die.
[Ed realizes what he's done and looks down-only to see Nina standing next to him and Tucker]
Chimera Nina: Dad... do you hurt? Dad, do you hurt?
Al (softly): I'm sorry. With our power, we can't return you back to normal. (beat) I'm sorry... I'm sorry...
Chimera Nina: Let's play... let's play...
Tucker (mumbling and staring at his pocket watch): I made it in time... Now... I'll be a State Alchemist again.
[Ed snaps out of his daze and furiously kicks Tucker's pocket watch away]
Ed: The hell you're a State Alchemist! The hell you are!
Chimera Nina: Let's... play...
Ed (crying): Damn it!
Hawkeye: If ever there was an act of the devil in this world, this case would definitely have to be it.
Mustang: The devil, huh? Then again, State Alchemists must be willing to act, and not refuse when ordered to take another's life. As far as dealing with others' lives, Mr. Tucker's actions and our own positions are not all that far apart. And we chose this path, knowing that fact full well. Isn't that right, Fullmetal? (beat) You will probably come across other cases like this one later on. You may have to get your own hands dirty, as well. Are you going to come to a standstill like this, each time it happens?
Ed: Whether we get called Dogs of the Military, or cursed as devils, Al and I are going to get our bodies back. But even so, we're not devils, let alone gods. We're human. (screaming) We're human! (crying) We can't even save one little girl. We're just insignificant humans.
Tucker: I wonder why nobody understands, Nina.
Scar: Shou Tucker, right?
Tucker: Who are you? You're...not with the military, are you? (beat) How did you get in here? There were military policemen out front.
Scar: Alchemists who have turned their backs on the ways of God... (grabs Tucker with Right Hand's Destruction) shall perish.
Chimera Nina: Dad... (crying) Dad... Dad...
Scar: Poor thing. Once you have taken this form, there is no way to turn you back. At least your passing will be in peace. (beat) God, two souls have just returned to you. Please accept them into thy open bosom, and grant these poor souls rest and salvation.
[Ending Credits & Next Episode's Preview]
Narrator: The rain pours down in East City. Grief-stricken by the death of Nina, Ed and Al are attacked by the mysterious man Scar. In a life-or-death crisis, Ed makes a desperate decision. Next time on Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Fullmetal Alchemist, Episode 5, “Rain of Sorrows.” Will he be able to accept the decision brought on by desperation?
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QUOTE (Tombow @ May 30 2009, 11:34 PM)
Ah, thanks! ^^ Yeah, I had been super busy this month also, so I can totally relate to that. Please take your time.
Yep and thanks.
At work, we've got people in my department taking vacations, summer kids doing intern work, switching from our old way of maintaining records to a completely new system...as well as other projects in between normal day-to-day operations. On top of that, we're not allowed to work overtime unless it's absolutely necessary, so I end up leaving work in the middle of a project.