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Episode 52: Everyone's Power - Content Discussion Thread, Warning, possible spoilers for the first 52 episodes
Chiyo
post Apr 10 2010, 12:11 PM
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Talk-back/content discussion for English dubbed episode on Adult Swim starts on page 3. smile.gif


Please post the discussions on the content of episode 52 here.
This thread is declared as a Spoiler zone for the content of the first 52 episodes.

Please don't ask for links on where to watch this episode, raw or subbed. Discussions on 'where to watch' belong in Where/How to Watch FMA Series 2. Don't post screencaps unless highlighting something important about the content of the episode. Just like on in most area's of the board, avoid one line posts, spam of any kind or conversations between two members.

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Summary: Using the Philosopher's Stone, Alphonse battles Pride and Kimbley. Kimbley is impressed, but is curious as to why Alphonse hasn't used the stone to retrieve his body. Alphonse claims that the possibility exists to save everyone and regain his body. Kimbley argues that it's possible that neither will occur, and attacks using his own, refined stone. In Central, the Armstrong siblings take on Sloth, who proves to be the fastest of the homunculi. Pride seemingly gains the advantage against Alphonse, but it turns out to be a trap. Heinkel comes from behind Kimbley and bites his neck. Edward, Scar, and the other chimera continue to fight the homunculi army, who try disabling them by taking out their legs. As Pride taunts Alphonse and his group, a car comes out of nowhere and hits him. The car is driven by none other than Yoki, who helps the others escape. Alone with a dying Kimbley, Pride decides to devour him like he did with Gluttony. Back at Central HQ, the troops who corner Olivier are attacked by the homunculi army and she tells them to make a choice between dying or making a stand. Beneath Central, Envy chases Mei. In the room where Ed and the others are, they are beginning to get overwhelmed, but Roy and Riza arrive. Penguintruth, used with permission


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As I've already mentioned, I haven't read this part of the manga, so didn't know how things would play out dead on, which was a nice change. Slightly mixed feelings about this episode though, to be honest. It was pretty good, but in comparison to last weeks, which slightly much blew me away, it was a minor letdown. Animation was overall more consistent here, but the music was not used as well at all.

Some comments:

- I liked the fight against Pride and Kimbley. Alphonse handled himself pretty well out there, both in terms of wooping some butt, and also of course in looking awesome while doing it. Both the sword sequence and the dragon transmutation were pretty neat, I especially found the angles of the latter to be damn cool.

- Yoki saving the day, I really felt his bravery tongue.gif While it was lolful, it was still epic, and a little moving in a way, no one had expected him to come out there. But he did.

- Kimbley getting bitten was lacking on impact for me, could have been much, much better. But the scene afterwards, where he is lying in pain on the ground, struggling for breath, almost made up for it. Pride eating him was definitely creepy and disturbing enough in my opinion.

- But really, despite some pretty good scenes on Al and co's part, Olivier and Alex owned this episode. The Opening song did not feel right for me, while Ed was fighting zombies. The scene itself wasn't powerful or emotional in any way. So I thought that was lame. But then it transitioned to Alex and Olivier, the former being all noble in a moment of epic heroicness. HERE the song fitted, accompanying - or even enhancing - the scene very well. Quite nice.

- About the zombies, I really feel they missed out on some "scariness" potential. They don't really feel like that much of a big deal, and they're not treated as one either, by neither directors or characters. Not until towards the end of the episode, anyway. Also, why is there no gore? I felt this goes for Heinkel snogging with Kimbley as well, snd some Sloth parts. This show has already shown it can be more brutal than the manga, so why the timidness now?

- Mustang's entrance to the scene was good. But the ending of the episode was a bit awkward.


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- Chiyo   Episode 52: Everyone's Power - Content Discussion Thread   Apr 10 2010, 12:11 PM
- - shanryelric   ok. keyhole lags so many that i want to punch my l...   Apr 11 2010, 01:30 AM
- - Levive   - New music I smell? - And it starts off with supe...   Apr 11 2010, 01:32 AM
- - Michiyo-   - We start with the awesome Al fight. Great animat...   Apr 11 2010, 01:33 AM
- - penguintruth   My initial thoughts: - All right, go Alphonse...   Apr 11 2010, 01:35 AM
|- - Vicious74   QUOTE (penguintruth @ Apr 11 2010, 09:35 ...   Apr 11 2010, 11:11 PM
- - SneakyRuler   Can't talk bout nimation quality as of yet but...   Apr 11 2010, 01:47 AM
- - Omni   Episode 52 Screenshots and Impressions QUOTE (pen...   Apr 11 2010, 02:43 AM
- - allykatty1   Funny, I've been daydreaming to myself lately ...   Apr 11 2010, 05:39 AM
- - Kasumisty   -So this was episode with that special "Sorro...   Apr 11 2010, 06:17 AM
- - Katya Martin   Didn't think this episode was as good as it co...   Apr 11 2010, 12:59 PM
- - deet-tastic   Hot Day'um What an episode! So perfect. ...   Apr 11 2010, 03:15 PM
- - Animeoldtimer   I liked the episode. I'm actually glad Kimblee...   Apr 11 2010, 06:05 PM
- - zonkiethegreat   Overall this episode bored me for some reason, and...   Apr 11 2010, 09:27 PM
- - Bag of Magic Food   Ooh, BURNSLAM.   Apr 11 2010, 11:48 PM
- - Vagrant   I liked the music (although using the vocal track ...   Apr 12 2010, 12:00 AM
- - Vlyse   -Al vs Pride and Kimblee was the highlight of the ...   Apr 12 2010, 04:53 AM
|- - Vicious74   QUOTE (Vlyse @ Apr 12 2010, 12:53 PM) -I ...   Apr 12 2010, 07:45 AM
|- - Vlyse   QUOTE (Vicious74 @ Apr 12 2010, 09:45 AM)...   Apr 12 2010, 01:22 PM
- - A Pierrot's Aria   I liked this episode; the animation was great. How...   Apr 12 2010, 08:21 AM
- - deet-tastic   I absolutely love the fact that 10 and 53 will be ...   Apr 12 2010, 02:13 PM
- - A Pierrot's Aria   ^I'd imagine that it was all planned from the ...   Apr 12 2010, 02:15 PM
- - Kasumisty   There might have been a little more of gore, but n...   Apr 12 2010, 04:25 PM
- - deet-tastic   I noticed the lack of gore as well. (The violence...   Apr 12 2010, 05:09 PM
- - hawkflame   An excellent episode, not a lot to complain about,...   Apr 12 2010, 08:24 PM
- - Vagrant   Personally, I thought the manga version was better...   Apr 12 2010, 09:10 PM
- - deet-tastic   Hawkflame, I absolutely love that scene. And her. ...   Apr 12 2010, 09:21 PM
- - Broken Chouchou   QUOTE (deet-tastic @ Apr 13 2010, 02...   Apr 13 2010, 06:49 AM
- - Vlyse   Random note while watching Funi's sub.. I thin...   Apr 15 2010, 01:31 PM
- - Tian Ai   QUOTE Personally, I thought the manga version was ...   Apr 15 2010, 03:48 PM
|- - Bag of Magic Food   QUOTE (Tian Ai @ Apr 15 2010, 04:48 PM) Q...   Apr 15 2010, 08:37 PM
- - Mr. Deathy   QUOTE By the way, do episodes come out on Saturday...   Apr 15 2010, 04:43 PM
- - Disasterpiece   Basically, expect a sub on Sunday night or the nex...   Apr 15 2010, 07:49 PM
- - Kyelinn   I was kind of disappointed in this episode. Tbh, I...   Apr 16 2010, 06:03 AM
- - Mr. Deathy   QUOTE Also, Bones, seriously...stop re-using anima...   Apr 16 2010, 12:11 PM
- - theanimalmafia   -Hmmm animation seems a little off in the first tw...   Apr 16 2010, 08:08 PM
|- - Bag of Magic Food   QUOTE (theanimalmafia @ Apr 16 2010, 09:0...   Apr 16 2010, 09:19 PM
|- - fma_milan_freak   QUOTE (theanimalmafia @ Apr 17 2010, 08:3...   Apr 16 2010, 10:53 PM
- - penguintruth   I guess it's no surprise to anyone, but my fav...   Apr 16 2010, 10:03 PM
- - Disasterpiece   oy oy oy nitpicking already o_o -- HOOLY crap th...   Apr 17 2010, 08:02 AM
- - fma_milan_freak   My thoughts about this episode . . This episode to...   Apr 18 2010, 01:12 AM
- - MsLinn   ^Agree! The helicopter shot, as you called it,...   Apr 18 2010, 01:19 PM
- - Michiyo-   Please add FMA:B English dubbed episode 52 (on CN ...   Jul 2 2011, 02:59 PM
- - Tombow   For anyone who missed this episode, it will be on ...   Oct 6 2012, 02:43 PM


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