QUOTE(TheFlameAlchemist @ Dec 18 2005, 03:18 AM) [snapback]330892[/snapback]
Anyone else think that the way Al beat the S$%# out of Kimblee was Cool as hell?
OMG, that was one of the highlights for me!
I remember predicting from last week's preview we'd get an Al vs. Kimbley fight, and had hoped armor boy would so totally own, but the actual thing on the last ep. blew me away; Al was soooo awesome. (Always knew that if actually drawing out arrays is your main source of alchemy, you have to draw uber-fast when in a fight, as Al so eloquently demonstrated; and when Kimbley's all like "you idiot" to Al, I'm like "nah-uh, he has a hidden trap under his sleeve", and VOILA! Al pretty much wins, and I'm like "Told you Kimbley; never underestimate the armored Elric!"--note: all of this was inner dialogue)
Gah, great to see Scar's past...even if it was of course extremely heart-breaking. (FMA's done it again--it's so good at really provoking horrified responses out of me; Kimbley's mutiliation of Scar was really--the screams did not help at all--*shivers* ...Must see a rematch between those two, now that they're both on equal alchemic level.)
Need Ed to calm down, he's again driving in without all of the facts, and he's beginning to sound negatively self-righteous. (Seemed ready to kill Scar under the unconfirmed idea that he was going to use Lior's citizens for the Philosopher's Stone--and of course, turned out wrong, Scar planned to use the military, not Lior's people; seemed awfully preachy about "not killing at all", especially when he had by that time--in effect--killed Greed, and yet...this particular thing can be rationalized by Greed's death in fact. I think Ed's still reeling from the consequential feelings over killing Greed, i.e. now that he's killed, run from that topic, never do it again, bastardize anyone who does, fight against it. Also, just a huge increase in Ed's inner tension, i.e. unspoken factor for ep. 38's brotherly conflict. Anyway...seemed very preachy too about the Homunculi in general, their "soulless and monstrous" nature, and I really wanted to knock him over the head for telling Scar not to even consider Lust as part of the woman he cared about, or even try to appeal to her in that fashion, because he himself has not even tried talking about dear ol' Mom with his younger brother. Then again...this too can be rationalized; what Ed's warning Scar about Lust, could be FMA's way of indirectly showing Ed's stance on the Mommy-Homunculus issue. Also, again Ed's unresolved feelings over killing Greed come into play, i.e. be so determined that Homunculi are "soulless and monstrous" to justify himself and absolve himself of any guilt over killing one.
Obviously, I'm not quite willing to buy into Ed's whole "Homunculi are evil" philosophy; Greed was good in my opinion; her means are ruthless, but I find Lust's goal to become human is at least a few levels above wanting to rule or destroy the world; also, that whole philosophy is so black and white, so simplistic and generalized, that it is automatically incorrect according to me--things are never that simple or generalized in real life, there's always more to it.
Looking forward to see more of Scar's relationship with Rose, especially after the last preview, and of course see something more go on between him and Lust. (My advice Scar: Try to reach Lust if you want, but I suppose you should be careful.)
When I saw Lyra--"...Uh-oh." I had this theory before upon seeing her in the mansion near Dante's corpse in ep. 34, and that was confirmed when I spoiled myself a little; there's something wrong with her, and her presence precedes a ton of trouble.