Edward’s team find themselves facing an Immortal Legion and are forced to seal themselves inside with them. Meanwhile, Kimblee comes to Pride’s rescue, but Alphonse may have one last trick to play!
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Episode 51) – The Immortal Legion
Edward arrives at the sinister-looking doors beneath the Third Laboratory, however, he’s having some trouble opening them up. Just when Scar is about to lend a hand, the doors begin to open. Before they can enter, the army of mannequins emerges and attacks. Edward realises that they are artificial beings that were created using human souls. They are forced to seal themselves in rather than let them run wild outside.
Mei Change has come across a number of mannequins too and is struggling to get away from them. One grabs Envy’s jar and eats him. Unfortunately, that’s just what Envy needs. He takes control of the mannequin and then devours the others, leaving him alone with Mei Chang.
Olivier Armstrong attempts to force a general to surrender before her troops massacre everyone. However, Sloth has been sent to deal with her and he’s not too worried about collateral damage. Olivier does her best to fight back, but she can’t even scratch him. Luckily, her brother, Alex Louis Armstrong arrives just in time. Maybe, he’ll have better luck!
Heinkel realises too late that Pride has been sending a message for help using Alphonse’s head. Kimblee arrives and blows a hole in the prison holding Alphonse and Pride within. Alphonse attempts to save Heinkel, but he has to destroy his own legs to do so. If they’re going to get past Pride and Kimblee, they will need something special. Luckily, Heinkel still has the philosopher’s stone he recovered from Kimblee!
What did you think?
This was an epic episode as it showed everything starting to go wrong. The immortal legion were fantastic and I’m almost a little disappointed that they won’t go on to cause some real chaos. There’s still time for them to get outside though. Talking about getting outside, I’m glad someone finally worked out what Pride was doing. I don’t understand why Alphonse would have let him do that to his head anyhow!
I’m a little disappointed that Olivier needed to be saved from Sloth, although if it was going to be anyone, Alex Louis Armstrong is definitely the man for the job. Hopefully, this will give Olivier the chance to fight someone more suited to her style such as King Bradley or Greed. I can see this series just getting better and better as we enter the final act.
What have you learnt?
I can’t wait to see what Alphonse can do with a philosopher’s stone. It’ll be interesting to see how that changes things if anything. Pride is basically two philosopher’s stones after devouring Gluttony and Kimblee has a more advanced one. Maybe, Alphonse will have the edge since he’s seen the truth and can transmute stuff without a circle.
I get the feeling we’re in for a bumpy ride for the remainder of the series. There are likely to be a lot of ups and downs as the heroes step up a level only to find the villains have upped their game too. That’s likely to repeat until the end when someone finally wins all. Who will emerge victorious?
Other posts in the series
- Series Review
- Episode 1 – Fullmetal Alchemist
- Episode 2 – The First Day
- Episode 3 – City of Heresy
- Episode 4 – An Alchemist’s Anguish
- Episode 5 – Rain of Sorrows
- Episode 6 – Road of Hope
- Episode 7 – Hidden Truths
- Episode 8 – The Fifth Laboratory
- Episode 9 – Created Feelings
- Episode 10 – Separate Destinations
- Episode 11 – Miracle at Rush Valley
- Episode 12 – One is All, All is One
- Episode 13 – Beasts of Dublith
- Episode 14 – Those Who Lurk Underground
- Episode 15 – Envoy From the East
- Episode 16 – Footsteps of a Comrade-in-Arms
- Episode 17 – Cold Flame
- Episode 18 – The Arrogant Palm of a Small Human
- Episode 19 – Death of the Undying
- Episode 20 – Father Before the Grave
- Episode 21 – Advance of the Fool
- Episode 22 – Backs in the Distance
- Episode 23 – Girl on the Battlefield
- Episode 24 – Inside the Belly
- Episode 25 – Doorway of Darkness
- Episode 26 – Reunion
- Episode 27 – Interlude Party
- Episode 28 – Father
- Episode 29 – Struggle of the Fool
- Episode 30 – The Ishvalan War of Extermination
- Episode 31 – The 520 Cens Promise
- Episode 32 – The Fuhrer’s Son
- Episode 33 – The Northern Wall of Briggs
- Episode 34 – Ice Queen
- Episode 35 – The Shape of This Country
- Episode 36 – Family Portrait
- Episode 37 – The First Homunculus
- Episode 38 – Conflict at Baschool
- Episode 39 – Daydream
- Episode 40 – The Dwarf in the Flask
- Episode 41 – The Abyss
- Episode 42 – Signs of a Counter-Offensive
- Episode 43 – Bite of the Ant
- Episode 44 – Revving at Full-throttle
- Episode 45 – The Promised Day
- Episode 46 – Looming Shadows
- Episode 47 – Emissary of Darkness
- Episode 48 – The Oath in the Tunnel
- Episode 49 – Filial Affection
- Episode 50 – Upheaval in Central
- Episode 51 – The Immortal Legion
- Episode 52 – Combined Strength
- Episode 53 – Flame of Vengeance
- Episode 54 – Beyond the Inferno
- Episode 55 – The Adults’ Way of Life
- Episode 56 – The Return of the Fuhrer
- Episode 57 – Eternal Leave
- Episode 58 – Sacrifices
- Episode 59 – Lost Light
- Episode 60 – Eye of Heaven, Gateway of Earth
- Episode 61 – He Who Would Swallow God
- Episode 62 – A Fierce Counterattack
- Episode 63 – The Other Side of the Gateway
- Episode 64 – Journey’s End