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Michiyo-
Transcripts for chapter 4: (Courtesy of Broken ChouChou)

CHAPTER 4: Battle on the Train


Cover:
Ed: ”Z”


Page 2:
Girl: ”**WHEE!”
SFX: GWOOO
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Girl: ”Dad, we’re going so fast! This is great!”
SFX: KLATTA KLATTA KLATTA
Hakuro: ”Ha ha ha…! Don’t get too excited or you’ll wear yourself out.”
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Hakuro: “Now remember… You promised that you’d play with me when we got there!”
SFX: WHEE!
SFX: CLATTER CLATTER
Wife: “But what about your work, dear?”
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Hakuro: “I finally got this vacation. I don’t see the harm in forgetting about work for awhile and just spending time with my family.”
SFX: CLOMP CLOMP
SFX: WHAM


Page 3:
Man: “You’re General Hakuro, right?”
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Hakuro: “Who ARE you people? You’re rude…” “!!”
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Bald: “Sorry for disturbing your family gathering, General.”
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Bald: “*THE VACATION’S OVER.”


Page 4:
Bald: “From here on, it will be a trip of thrills and despair.”
SFX: GWWOOOOOOOO
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Hawkeye: “The hijacked train was limited express No. 04840, departing from New Optain.” “This is the work of the “Blue Squad”, a group of eastern extremists.”


Page 5:
Mustang: “Any statements?”
Hawkeye: “We received a manifesto. Would you like me to read it?”
Mustang: “No, that’s all right.”
SFX: STOMP, STOMP, STOMP, STOMP
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Mustang: “Let me guess… I’m sure it’s full of kind words for the Military.”
SFX: CHAK
Hawkeye: “How’d you know…?”
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Falman: “They want us to release their leader. We’ve got him in prison.”
Mustang: “How predictable.” “So is the General really on board?”
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Falman: “We’re verifying that right now, but it’s very likely.”
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Mustang: “Man, what am I gonna do? I have a date set up later in the evening.”
Breda: “It wouldn’t hurt to have an overtime date with US once in awhile.” Background: “Complete with nasty tea…”


Page 6:
Mustang: “I guess the General’s just going to have to sacrifice himself so that we can wrap this thing up right away…” Background: "Alas"
Fuery: “Don’t be ridiculous, Colonel.” “Here is the list of passengers.”
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Havoc: “Ah… Old man Hakuro really is on board with his family.”
Mustang: “Good grief… I’m sure he knew that the situation out east is unstable, and yet he comes here on vacation…”
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Mustang: “… Hold on, everyone! I think we can go home earlier than we thought.”
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Mustang: “*THE FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST IS ON BOARD.”


Page 7:
SFX: SNORE
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Terrorist: “… How can this brat sleep through all of this?”
SFX: KLATA, KLATA, KLATA, KLATA, KLATA, KLATA
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Terrorist: ”Hey!”
SFX: ZZZZZ
SFX: POKE
Terrorist: ”Wake up!”
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Terrorist: ”Why you…”
SFX: SNORE


Page 8:
Terrorist: ”Act more like a hostage…”
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Terrorist: “*… YOU LITTLE RUNT!”
SFX: SNAP
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SFX: STOMP
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SFX: BAROOOOM
Terrorist: “Huh?”
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Terrorist: “What? You got a problem or something!? Huh!?”
SFX: SLIDE
SFX: RRRR
SFX: RRRRR
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SFX: CLAP!


Page 9:
SFX: BASHOOM
Terrorist: “Whoa!?”
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Terrorist: “!?” “Wh-what the hell is THIS!!?”
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SFX: WAM
Terrorist: “*OOF!!”
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SFX: KERPLAT
Al: Aw…


Page 10:
SFX: CLANK
Terrorist 2: “That was dumb, kid.”
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Terrorist 2: “We were ordered to kill all resisters.”
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Terrorist 2: “I don’t want to shoot a runt like you, but…”
SFC: KWEE
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SFX: WHAP
Al: “Okay, okay. The two of you should just calm down.”
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Terrorist 2: “What?! You want to fight us…”
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SFX: BAFF
Terrorist 2: “… Too?”


Page 11:

Ed: “*YOU CALL ME A RUNT?! A DWARF? A “LITTLE PERSON”!?”
SFX: BONK
SFX: BAMPH
SFX: AAAAAA! I DIDN’T SAY ALL THAT STUFF!
SFX: WHACK
SFX: BIFF
Al: “Big brother! Big brother! If you don’t stop, he’s gonna die!”
Men, background: "He's a demon!
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Ed: “So, um… who ARE these guys?”
SFX: SIGH
Al: “So he was just subconsciously reacting to the word “runt”…”
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Terrorist 2: “Besides us, there are two more in the engine room and four more in the first class car guarding the General.” “There are four in the couch car standing guard in different locations.”
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Ed (bold): “And the rest?”
Terrorist 2: “That’s it! Really! There’s no more!”


Page 12:
Woman: “There’s still ten more of them!”
Man: “What’re you going to do now? When they hear you beat up their men, they might come retaliate…!”
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Al: “If SOMEBODY was more mature, this might have ended peacefully.”
SFX: SIGH
SFX: BOY OH BOY
Ed (bold): “You can’t move forward if you keep regretting the past!”
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Ed: “What’s done is done. I’ll go above. Al, you take the from below, all right?”
SFX: KLATA, KLATA, KLATA
Al: “Sure, sure.”
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SFX: SHWOOOO
Man: “Wh… Who are you guys?”
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Ed: “*WE’RE ALCHEMISTS!!”


Page 13:
Ed (bold): “Whoaaah!! Wind pressure!! Wind pressure!”
SFX: SHWOOOO
Al: “How uncool…”
Passenger: “I have a bad feeling…”
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Ed: “… Hup.”
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Ed: “Well, then…”
SFX: GWOOOOOOO


Page 14:
SFX: DASH
Ed: “… Why don’t I give it a shot!”
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Terrorist: “Hey, weird.” “Our men in the rear aren’t responding.”
SFX: FZZZZTT
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Terrorist: “I’ll go check it out.”
Terrorist 2: “Alright.”
SFX: RATTLE
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Terrorist: “… Man… They’re supposed to call in to report…”
SFX: KLATA, KLATA, KLATA


Page 15:
SFX: DOOM
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Terrorist: “A…”
SFX: RAT-TAT-TAT
Terrorist: “*AGGGGHHH!”
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Al: “Wait a sec…”
SFX: BACHING, BACHING, BACHING
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Al: “It’s gonna ricochet…” “Oh… I’m too late, huh?”
SFX: BOMP
SFX: SPURT
Terrorist: “*OWWWWWWWW! AGGH!”
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Terrorist 2: “Hey, what’s…”


Page 16:
Terrorist 2: “… The big… YAAH!”
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Terrorist 2 (bold): “Waagh! Aaggh!”
SFX: RAT-TAT-TAT-TAT
SFX: BACHING, BACHING, BACHING
Terrorist 2: ”Th-The ricochet… AAGH!”
Al: “Are you guys stupid?”
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Terrorist: “Hey, Bald.”
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Terrorist: “Contact with the rear car has ceased.”
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Terrorist 2: What does this mean?”
Bald: “There’s someone on board.”
Terrorist 3: “That’s ridiculous!”
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Terrorist 3: “We took care of all the guards, and we cut all communications to the outside.” “There’s no way a passenger could call for help…”

Page 17:
Terrorist: “Did one of us turn traitor?”
Terrorist: “Couldn’t be!”
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Hakuro: “Hmph… you’re nothing but a bunch of trash.” “You fall apart as soon as your little plan starts to go wrong.”
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Hakuro: “Things aren’t going to go how you want.” “Now’s the time to start thinking about surrender…” “… You slime.”
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SFX: BAM
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SFX: SPLISH
Hakuro: “…”


Page 18:
Hakuro: “*AGGGGH!”
Bald: “Don’t speak until spoken to.”
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SFX: GA-CHAK
Bald: “Next time the hole won’t be so little.”
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SFX: DONK


Page 19:
SFX: DONK, DONK, DONK, DONK, DONK
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SFX: TAT-TAT
SFX: RAT-TAT-TAT-TAT-
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SFX. BA-BA-BANG
SFX: BANG BANG
SFX: KRASH
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Ed: ”OW!!”
SFX: TMP TMP TMP
SFX: BAM
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Bald: ”It’s a rat.” ”Go check above.”


Page 20:
Ed: “Whoa, that was too close!”
SFX: KLATA, KLATA, KLATA
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Ed: “Man… If it weren’t my left leg, I would’ve been gone.”
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SFX: GACHING
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Ed: “Dammit! Just you wait…”
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Ed: “First, I’ll recapture the engine room!!”
SFX: AARR
SFX: ROAAA


Page 21:
SFX: CHUG CHUG CHUG CHUG CHUG CHUG
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SFX: WHIZZZ
SFX: BONK, KARA KARA
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Terrorist: “?”
SFX: KARA, KARA
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Terrorist: “A bullet?”
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Terrorist 2: “Where did that…”
SFX: GWOOOOO


Page 22:
SFX: BAM
Terrorist 2: “Urmph!!”
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Terrorist: “**!!”
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Terrorist: “Why you…”
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SFX: KLANG
Terrorist: “*GAH!!?”


Page 23:
SFX: CLANG, BASH, BANG
Engine workers: “Take that” “And that”
Terrorist: “AAAAAGGH” “AGGHH”
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SFX: YEAH!!
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Conductor: “Anything I can do?”
SFX: KLATA, KLATA, KLATA
Ed: “Just drive safely, please!”
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Ed: “Hup…”
SFX: KLATA, KLATA, KLATA
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Terrorist: “There you are, YOU RODENT.”
SFX: HWOOO
SFX: OOOO


Page 24:
SFX: BLAM, BLAM, BLAM
Ed: “*YAAH!”
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SFX: CLAP
Ed (bold): “Th…” “That was dangerous, you jerk!”
SFX: BOM!
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SFX: BONG
Terrorist: “**AAGGH!”
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Conductor: “Hey!! What are you doing to the tender car!! That’s got the water and coal for the whole train!”
Ed: “Oh! Sorry!”


Page 25:
Ed: “Hmm? The tender car…?”
Image: Coal. Water. Ed’s diagram.
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Ed: “Hmm…”
SFX: BANG, BANG
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Terrorist: “BALD! That’s no MOUSE!” “I don’t know who he is, but there’s some crazy guy up there…!”
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Terrorist 2: “Hey, car no. 2! What’s going on!!? Hey!!”
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Phone: “Help… There’s a huge suit of armor…”
SFX: FZZZT
Terrorist 2: “ARMOR!? What are you talking…”
Phone: “Aggh…”
SFX: FZZZT
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Phone: “*GYAAAAAAHHH!”
SFX, phone: RAT-TAT-TAT-TAT-TAT-TAT
SFX, phone: BAM
SFX, phone: PLOP
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SFX: DEAD SILENCE


Page 26:
SFX: CLANK
SFX: URK!!
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SFX: FLOOP!
SFX: “FLOOP”…?
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Terrorist: “What the…?”
Ed transmitter: “Hello, hello. Calling all hijackers.”
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Ed transmitter: “We have recaptured the engine room and the rear cars.” “This car is the only one left.”
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Ed transmitter: “Please lay down your arms and let the hostages go…”
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Ed transmitter: “If not, we will have no choice but to use force.”


Page 27:
Bald: “What a joke! I don’t know who you are, but as long as we have the hostages, we’ll never give up!”
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Ed transmitter: “Oh my, you’re still going to resist?” “Too bad… talk’s over. BYE.”
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SFX: BABAM
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Terrorist: “Is that a water pipe…?”
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Ed transmitter: “All passengers, please take cover.”
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SFX. SKWERK
Arrow: OPEN
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Bald: “!”
Bald: “*RUN FOR YOUR…”


Page 28-29:
SFX: BOSH
Terrorist: “URMPH!?”
SFX: SPLOOSH
SFX: SPLOOOORSH


Page 30:
SFX: SHOOOOSH
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SFX: GACK
Bald: “**BWAGGGGGHHH!”
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SFX: SPLORSH
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SFX: SHPLOSH
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SFX: TUG
SFX: KERPLASH


Page 31:
SFX: BANG
Al: “**WELCOME.”
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Terrorist: “Man…” It’s the big suit of armor…”
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Bald: “Argh!!”
SFX: GRIP
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Bald: “We’re not through!!” “We still got the hostages…”
SFX: SPLASH


Page 32:
Ed: “Well, well…” “Someone else with an auto-mail arm?”


Page 33:
Bald: "Y..."
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Bald: “*YOU’RE JUST A LITTLE BRAT!”
SFX: KERCHAK
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SFX: BAMPH
SFX: BLAKK
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Ed: “You know…” “… You bought the cheaper model, didn’t you?”


Page 34:
SFX: BASH


Page 35:
Mustang: “Hey.” “Fullmetal.”
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Al: “Oh, hello, Colonel.”
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Mustang: “What’s with the unhappy face?”
Ed: “@#$%... I wouldn’t have helped out if I knew it was in YOUR distric!”
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Mustang: “You still don’t like me…” “Huh?”
Al, background: “Hello, First Lieutenant Hawkeye.”
Hawkeye, background: “Hello, Alphonse.”
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Mustang: “I guess you’re still not back to normal.”


Page 36:
Ed: “I’m researching the ancient texts, but nothing yet…” “I pulled an all-nighter the other night.”
SFX: KREEK
Ed: “Right now we’ve been searching East City, but we still haven’t found anything that might work.”
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Mustang: “I’ve heard the rumors.” “It seems you’re causing quite a commotion.”
MP, background: “Move along!”
Ed: “ARGH.”
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Ed: “I guess you’re as nosy as ever. “
Mustang: “Frankly, it’s hard not to hear about you.”
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MPs: “*AGGGGH!” “STOP HIM…” “AGGGH!”


Page 37:
SFX: HFFF…
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Ed: “Whoa.” “It’s a concealed knife.”
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Hawkeye: “Please stay back, Colonel…”
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Mustang (bold): “I’ll take care of this.”
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Bald: “**RRRAAAHHHH!”
SFX: WSH
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SFX: TAP


Page 38:
SFX: SNAP
SFX: FLARE
SFX: ZT, ZT
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SFX: BA-
Bald: “!!”
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SFX: BOOM
Bald: “***AAGGGH!”


Page 39:
Bald: “**AGGGHGHHGHHHH!”
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SFX: DONK
Mustang: “I took it easy on you.” “If you try to resist again, I’ll turn you into ash, got it?”


Page 40:
Bald: “You damn…” “Who the hell are you!!?”
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Mustang: “Roy Mustang. Rank: Colonel.” “And one more thing.”
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Mustang: “*I’M THE “FLAME ALCHEMIST”.” “*DON’T FORGET THAT.”



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