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Al's Intro Quote
post Dec 4 2004, 07:26 PM
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I was wondering if anyone knows the full intro quote to FMA (the one Al says about The 1st rule of alchemy). I'm working on a good desktop theme and want the quote to add it to the background image. I've searched about 200 sites and none help.

Also, I'll be happy to share the theme if anyone is interested.
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post Dec 7 2004, 10:46 PM
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actually, the japanese subbed one is a bit wordy, don't you think? i mean, let's compare the dubbed one with the subbed one shall we?

Human kind cannot obtain anything without first giving something in return
To obtain, something of equal value must be lost
That is alchemy's first law of equivalent exchange.
In those days, we really believed that to be that world's one and only truth.


People cannot gain anything without sacrificing something.
You must present something of equal value to gain something.
That is the principle of equivalent TRADE in alchemy.
We believed that was the truth of the world when we were young.

If you ask me, the subbed version is way too wordy and the sentences just don't flow well together. Also, the dubbed version kind of gives a more lasting impression, doesn't it? It seems more meaningful than the subbed translations. but hey, that's just me.

In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one and only truth.
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- TheOpoism.   Al's Intro Quote   Dec 4 2004, 07:26 PM
- - xrninja   i know the japanese one, but i don't like the ...   Dec 4 2004, 07:30 PM
- - TheOpoism.   I have the japenese one too, but I don't like ...   Dec 4 2004, 07:46 PM
- - Senefen   You might wanna spell check it ^^. This was taken ...   Dec 5 2004, 03:55 PM
- - PK Rockin'   Correction: Humankind. Humankind can not obtain a...   Dec 5 2004, 07:23 PM
- - Kyuuka_kaze   *Waves tape with recored FMA episodes on it in the...   Dec 6 2004, 08:31 PM
- - kungfustickman   QUOTE(TheOpoism. @ Dec 4 2004, 07:46 PM) I ha...   Dec 7 2004, 02:20 AM
- - xrninja   personally i think that the intro in the dub sound...   Dec 7 2004, 11:20 PM
- - _alchemist   i think what they mean by alchemy's FIRST law ...   Dec 7 2004, 11:33 PM
- - DarkWater Alchemist   It's great fun to try to say the japanese text...   Dec 8 2004, 08:03 AM
- - PK Rockin'   QUOTE(_alchemist @ Dec 8 2004, 01:33 AM) i th...   Dec 8 2004, 09:04 PM
- - xrninja   QUOTE(DarkWater Alchemist @ Dec 8 2004, 08:03...   Dec 8 2004, 09:19 PM
- - Hikari no Hohenheim   The second quote is... Spoiler: (Click here to Di...   Dec 8 2004, 09:28 PM
- - Elderberry   QUOTEAnd I like the sub of the last phrase 'We...   Mar 19 2005, 01:11 PM
- - Full Metal Elf   Does anyone happen to have the Japanese one?? I l...   Nov 15 2005, 09:02 AM
- - xxEnvyxx   Look at the first posts Fullmetal Elf... I liked t...   Sep 18 2006, 03:08 AM
- - Tombow   The Japanese one was posted by xrninja on page one...   Sep 18 2006, 04:08 AM
- - SniperBladezZ   QUOTE (TheOpoism. @ Dec 4 2004, 08:26 PM)...   Jan 17 2012, 03:08 PM

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