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Episode List


Season 1

4 Oct. 2003
To Challenge the Sun
A lead on the Philosopher's Stone leads the Elric brothers to a remote desert city whose citizens worship a sun god and are led by a prophet who is purported to perform miracles.
11 Oct. 2003
Body of the Sanctioned
Knowing the truth behind the prophet's power, the Elrics seek to unseat him and reveal the truth to the citizens of that desert city. They also seek to steal the source of the power for themselves, until they discover a secret about it that even the prophet didn't know.
18 Oct. 2003
A young Ed and Al are determined to bring back their dead mother, who was their pillar of strength in light of their absent father and war struck country.
25 Oct. 2003
A Forger's Love
While on their way to seek out an important man from their childhood, Ed and Al come across a town haunted by a ghostly woman.
1 Nov. 2003
The Man with the Mechanical Arm
The Elric brothers hop aboard a train to Central City and quickly find themselves defending the passengers -- including General Haruko -- from terrorists.
8 Nov. 2003
The Alchemy Exam
Once in Central City, Ed and Al move into the vast mansion of the Sewing-Life Alchemist Shou Tucker and begin to prepare for the Alchemy exam.
15 Nov. 2003
Night of the Chimera's Cry
Now an official state alchemist, Ed takes a closer look at Tucker's chimera experiments and begins to realize that something wrong has been going on.
22 Nov. 2003
The Philosopher's Stone
A disheartened Ed resigns from his position as State Alchemist just as Winry arrives into town to visit. Winry however, may end up as the next victim of the city's serial killer.
29 Nov. 2003
Be Thou for the People
Ed and Al go on assignment to inspect a small mining colony and discover its inhabitants are being heavily taxed by a tyrannical military Lieutenant and his Alchemist.
6 Dec. 2003
The Phantom Thief
While trying to avoid their meeting with Mustang, Ed and Al end up in a small town and become embroiled in a manhunt for a female Robin Hood.
13 Dec. 2003
The Other Brothers Elric: Part 1
The Elric brothers head to Xenotime in hopes of finding the Philosopher's Stone, but instead find two brothers who've stolen their identity and are poisoning the town with strange red water.
20 Dec. 2003
The Other Brothers Elric: Part 2
Ed and Al uncover a conspiracy involving the Tringham brothers' father, his involvement with the red water and the disease that's stricken Xenotime.
27 Dec. 2003
Fullmetal vs. Flame
Just in time for his annual Assessment, Ed challenges Mustang to a fight. If Ed wins, Roy must tell the truth about the traveling doctor who saved children in Xenotime.
10 Jan. 2004
Destruction's Right Hand
While the shape-shifting Envy disguises himself as Cornello, Ed and Al find Marcoh and learn about the Stone's involvement in the Ishbal Rebellion.
17 Jan. 2004
The Ishbal Massacre
As the Strong Arm Alchemist defends against the surrounding chaos, Marcoh reveals to the Elrics the vast atrocities of the Ishbal massacre.
24 Jan. 2004
That Which Is Lost
As Marcoh faces a deadly encounter with Lust, Armstrong and the Elrics flee to Resembool. Ed however, gets sent into a rage when they lose Al in the process.
31 Jan. 2004
House of the Waiting Family
The hobbled Elrics return to their childhood village for the first time in four years. As the Rockbells construct Ed's new limbs, the boys sift through the ashes they left behind. While Al comes to the fearful realization that his memories are fading, Ed visits his mother's grave, and both must redefine their view of family and home.
7 Feb. 2004
Marcoh's Notes
Ed and Al are forced to go in search of another source for Marcoh's books after Lust, Gluttony and Scar burn the first Branch Library to the ground.
14 Feb. 2004
The Truth Behind Truths
Ed and Al are horrified when they learn what the key ingredient in making a Philospher's stone is, but they forge ahead to explore an abandoned lab.
21 Feb. 2004
Soul of the Guardian
Ed and Al square up against two guards that are just like Al; souls bound to armored suits. Ed however, may be in trouble as his auto mail malfunctions.
28 Feb. 2004
The Red Glow
Barry sets off explosions that inadvertently free the homonculus Greed and the other prisoners. Shou Tucker returns from the dead in a surprising new form.
6 Mar. 2004
Created Human
As Envy (in the form of Basque Grand) gathers the human ingredients to form the stone, Maes Hughes sets out to rescue the Elrics from laboratory 5.
13 Mar. 2004
Heart of Steel
After the explosive finale to Lab Five, Ed and Al wake up in the hospital, once again in pieces. Winry travels to Central to make repairs, and is enraged by the brothers' refusal to tell her the truth about their lives. Meanwhile, Al's recurring questions about his existence come to a boil. Was there ever an Alphonse Elric? Or are his memories and soul alchemically created lies?
20 Mar. 2004
Bonding Memories
As Al runs from Ed and Winry, desperate to know the truth about what he is, mercenaries swoop into the Ishbalan encampment where Scar is recovering and massacre helpless refugees-an attack the military may have condoned. In a chain of events, Al finds himself side by side with Scar, on a renegade mission against the state that Ed represents.
27 Mar. 2004
Words of Farewell
Ed and Al claim they've quit their search for the Philosopher's Stone and board a train heading south. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Colonel Hughes' investigation of Lab Five leads him to a startling discovery of military corruption and conspiracy that could topple the entire national government-- and put Hughes in considerable danger.
3 Apr. 2004
Kanojo no riyû
Winry drags Ed and Al to the famous Rush Valley, the auto-mail capital of the world, where mechanical limbs are a shockingly common sight. Amidst workshops and street-smart swindlers, they encounter a tough girl named Paninya, who confronts Winry with an important question: Why is she helping Ed, if he doesn't even care?
10 Apr. 2004
Ever since Ed and Al attempted human transmutation, they have desperately avoided one person: their childhood teacher, Izumi. Bearing dreadlocks, an iron will, and incredible alchemic skills, she is horrified that Ed and Al used her teachings to violate nature. Now she has caught them, and is shipping them back to her hometown for a frightening interrogation.
17 Apr. 2004
All Is One, One Is All
It was the only clue Izumi offered, as she dumped young Ed and Al on the island of Yock: "One is All, All is One." It was perhaps the most ancient tenant of alchemy, but what did it mean? And how would it help these children survive in this savage place-with no food, no shelter, and a beast lurking in the woods? Years later, the lesson must be relearned.
24 Apr. 2004
The Untainted Child
As the Elric brothers are leaving Yock Island, a strange boy emerges from the foliage, with no memory of how he arrived. Inexplicably, he can perform alchemy without a transmutation circle. Even stranger, he can transmute his own body, merging with his surroundings! Izumi is compelled to take care of the child, but Ed has other plans.
1 May 2004
Nanpô shireibu shûgeki
The search for Scar gets a forward leap as a former military officer spots him in the southern slums. Elsewhere, the amoral Lt. Colonel Archer makes his move for the mysterious wild boy, who he believes is a homunculus conspirator. Infuriated by the arrest, Izumi leaps into action, single-handedly attacking the military with her staggering alchemic power.
8 May 2004
In the chaos of the crumbling headquarters, Izumi successfully escapes with the boy. But it's too late-Envy has revealed the truth to the homunculus child, and his personality is quickly changing. With Izumi's secrets exposed as well, the Elric Brothers try to stop her heartbroken plan of atonement, converging on a cold stone altar on a lonely island.
15 May 2004
Dante of the Deep Forest
After a dangerous battle with Wrath, Izumi has all she can take of Ed and Al's reckless pursuit of their goal. She sends them to meet Dante, the alchemist who taught Izumi decades ago, and also knew their father. But there is little time for idle chat, as Envy, Sloth and Greed have all entered the vicinity.
29 May 2004
Al, Captured
The boys are separated when kidnappers take Al to their hideout, leaving Ed frantic to find his brother. Izumi steps in to help her protégés as always, and finds they've learned something from life she could never have taught them alone...responsibility.
5 Jun. 2004
Theory of Avarice
Major Armstrong battles Greed's men in the sewers in an attempt to save Al, while up above, Ed escapes the military's clutches for a showdown with Greed. As Lust suggests the battle is part of some larger plan, Greed morphs his body into an impervious shield, and swears Ed must kill him if he wants to see Al again. But is there another way?
12 Jun. 2004
Reunion of the Fallen
With everyone reeling after the fight between Ed and Greed, Lust can't shake two questions from her mind. Where did she come from? And where will she go when she is dead? As if to answer, she sees a familiar man in a crowd. Years ago, she helped him use alchemy to combat a strange plague that was turning villagers into stone. And his mere presence produces unexplainable memories of a former life.
19 Jun. 2004
The Sinner Within
Ed, Al, and Winry continue on their journey to Ishbal, uncovering more of the mystery as they travel along. But how much do Ed and Al really want to know? Are they ready to hear the truth? Lust and Gluttony meet Wrath for the first time and quickly set out on the Elric Brother's trail. Will Ed and Al reach their destination before they're overtaken? And if they do, are they ready for what they'll find?
26 Jun. 2004
The Flame Alchemist, the Bachelor Lieutenant, and the Mystery of Warehouse 13
Someone high up the military ladder has ordered an investigation on Colonel Mustang. What follows is a one-of-a-kind look into the daily affairs of the Flame Alchemist and his loyal (and often ridiculous) staff. Is there a haunted warehouse in Central full of soldier-killing zombies? Is Havoc lonely? Does Major Armstrong have a sister?
3 Jul. 2004
With the River's Flow
Forced to go on foot after their vehicle explodes, Al questions Ed for the first time about the direction of their mission, prompting a heated brawl that sends the brothers stomping off in opposite directions. Back in Central, Sciezka and Winry follow the clues that Hughes left behind, and come face to face with the deadly, shape-shifting Sloth.
10 Jul. 2004
Secret of Ishbal
With the half-snake, half-woman Marta as their guide, Ed and Al arrive at the ruins of Ishbal. Their shock at the devastation is magnified as Marta divulges the real cause of the Ishbalan war, and the dark series of events that led to her transformation into a chimera. Once again, Ed and Al must question everything they believed.
10 Jul. 2004
The Scar
Marta has found Kimbley, whose betrayal led to the death of her friends. Realizing revenge is pointless, Al tries to stop Marta, and jumps into the fight. In Liore, Ed goes head to head with Scar, and uncovers the full truth behind his past. Finally, in a heart-wrenching exchange, the identity of the Seventh Sin will be revealed, and a friend of the Elrics will die.
24 Jul. 2004
Holy Mother
Massive bloodshed seems inevitable in the mounting stand-off between Scar and the military. As Ed tries to get the Liore people out of the city before the destructive alchemic reaction begins, he is confronted by Wrath and Sloth. And back in the heart of Liore, Scar, Kimbley and Al are enmeshed in a climactic battle that none of them may survive.
24 Jul. 2004
His Name Is Unknown
Scar emerges from the grisly battle, determined to create the Philosopher's Stone using Archer's soldiers as the final ingredients. Desperate to stop the massacre, Ed continues his underground fight in hopes of reaching the surface in time. And Lust follows Scar through Liore's war-torn streets, seeking the final truths about Scar's origin before he performs his ultimate transmutation.
31 Jul. 2004
The Stray Dog
In the aftermath of the Philosopher's Stone creation, Ed and Al embark on a dangerous journey home. The Fuhrer declares the Elrics to be fugitives of the state, responsible for the deaths of nearly a thousand soldiers, and wants them captured-- dead or alive. Can Mustang's troops intercept the boys before they fall into the wrong hands?
7 Aug. 2004
Hohenheim of Light
With the mastermind behind the seven sins organizing a plan to capture the boys as well, Ed and Al must convince Mustang's faction that the Fuhrer is not what he seems. The strange reappearance of their father only complicates things further, as we learn he has his own score to settle...one that goes to root of this entire conspiracy.
21 Aug. 2004
A Rotted Heart
The confrontation between Hohenheim and the leader of the Homonculi continues, and we finally discover the "truth behind truths." As Al receives a mysterious phone call, Ed proves he will do whatever it takes to stop the Homunculi-even defile his mother's grave. And back in Central, Colonel Mustang decides to challenge the entire military leadership on his own.
28 Aug. 2004
Human Transmutation
The brothers are separated, and both are in peril. Al meets with the increasingly deranged Tucker, while Ed returns to Dante's mansion for any clue that could lead him to the Homunculi's leader. Meanwhile, the Fuhrer sends Mustang and Armstrong to command his northern campaign. Will the boys have to fend for themselves in this increasingly dangerous struggle?
4 Sep. 2004
Sealing the Homunculus
Tucker used Al's power in a new attempt to resurrect his daughter, and the transmutation has disintegrated part of Al's armor. Anxious to stop the Philosopher's Stone from losing more potency, Sloth captures Al. But Ed arrives to stop her. With Sloth, Wrath, and Lust all on the scene-and all with different motives- it's time for a homunculi showdown.
11 Sep. 2004
Al is in the hands of the homunculi, and Ed has precious little time to find him. Nearby, Mustang reveals his daring strategy, turning the Fuhrer's attempt to silence him into a push for revolution. After a rapid chain of events, Ed and Mustang find themselves in a car together, giving the two stubborn alchemists a chance to close old wounds.
18 Sep. 2004
The Other Side of the Gate
What is the real secret to alchemy? What fuels transmutations? Is Equivalent Exchange the defining principle of the world, or a fabrication that give false hope to the weak? All answers will be revealed, as the confrontation with the homunculi's leader sends Ed to a place that could shatter his entire understanding of alchemy: the other side of the Gate.
25 Sep. 2004
Ed returns from beyond the Gate, leaping into a desperate battle with Envy to stop the mastermind and set Al free. But can Ed deal with Envy's true form? In the Fuhrer's mansion, it's the Ultimate Eye against Flame: Mustang versus Pride. The future of the state is on the line, and an alchemist is going to die.
2 Oct. 2004
Laws and Promises
The Elric brothers have been on a long and difficult journey, seeking to regain what they've lost. Enemies have been toppled, friends have been buried, and the state has been remade. But it's not over yet. In this climactic final chapter, Equivalent Exchange gains new meaning, as Ed and Al demonstrate how much they will sacrifice for each other.

 Season 1 

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