Things have gotten SO HARDCORE we don’t even NEED an opening theme.
HAHAHAHA THANKS FOR THE EVERYONE’S DEAD OPENING SHOW BY THANKS I MEAN SCREW YOU
Aaaand Father has successfully pulled “God” down to Earth. Let’s appreciate that this series started out with two young boys using a transmutation circle to “take the place of God” in trying to reverse death, and now the final plot is a creature using a circle to LITERALLY take God’s place. Ed said he was Icarus who flew too close to the sun when he did this. Will Father fly too close to the sun too?
Well, absorbing God has at least given him a sexy makeover. That’s the most important thing.
HOHENHEIM’S PLAN THOUGH! Can we appreciate how perfectly planned out the plot of this series is? How tight and thematic it’s been this whole time? IT WAS AROUND 30 EPISODES AGO THAT WE SAW HOHENHEIM PULLING SOULS OUT OF HIS CHEST AND DUMPING THEM IN THE GROUND! Probably a lot of people forgot about it! But now it comes back and makes perfect sense.
What also makes sense is what Hohenheim was doing all these years he was gone- he was traveling the entire country to plant his seeds of counterattack.
I talked before about how Hohenheim talking to the individual lives inside them and them becoming his allies really shows how this story really values individual lives rather than lumping them into a statistic, and really values the individual agency people have, and that culminates right here. These people who Father saw as nothing more than tools and energy- because Hoho cared about them as individual lives and worked with them rather than just dismissing their unique lives and individuality- they strike back to become what ultimately undoes this creature’s plan. How heartbreaking that one of the souls that chose to sacrifice herself to save Amestris is likely a little girl? Ugh.
The manga gave a bit of a clearer explanation of what’s happening:
Makes sense to me in the context of the universe of the story. So nobody really died, their souls were just AWOL for a bit, but still attached, and were called back thanks to REALLY quick intervention.
And everyone comes back to us. INCLUDING WINRYYYYY. *clutches her protectively to my bosom* NEVER LEAVE ME AGAIN BB.
BUT FATHER’S ON THE ATTACK! Fortunately May Chang is here to save the day.
If you don’t love and respect May, I don’t know what to do with you. Look at this badass. She’s been badly injured by the main villain, and she’s STILL protecting everyone.
PS by the way, someone mentioned in the manga that Izumi seems kinda late contributing to the fight last episode and all- if you read the manga, you can clearly see that’s because she’s too busy babysitting/protecting Roy the whole time. Like she had to constantly toss him out of the way of stuff. KIND OF TO A HILARIOUS EXTENT.
sorry about ur life roy
The confrontation between Bradley and Scar.
This is so important on so many levels.