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Text- The light they found in the deep darkness is...?!
This is just a temporary repair
Yeah, but it helps a lot
Is it true we can get out of here?
Look at this
It's a part of the Xerxes ruins
Chapter 53- The Soul's Guide
If this is inside Gluttony's stomach...
that means you were destroying evidence?
I'm beginning to understand just what you bastards did at Xerxes
Text- If you turn around, there is a bright day
I don't remember my real parents or their faces or their names...or even my own name
No...I may have been thrown away or sold before I was even given a name
Just that for as long as I could remember, I had been watched over by people in white robes
Who will be the one to stand and carry this country?
Will it be you? *****
That was what substituted for my name
We Fuhrer Candidates were gathered into one place and trained in various ways
Fencing, martial arts, militaristic fighting
Or studying leadership skills and anthropology...
Each believing that he would be the one to operate this country, we endured all kinds of training
Soon, when we were at the age when we could perform martial arts along with physical and mental strength...
This one's no good either
The next one is '*****'
Bring him in.
Lay down here.
Um, is this...
What are you going to do?!
See here, isn't this wonderful?
It's the Philosopher's Stone
This is your first time seeing it, isn't it?
You are the 12th one
Will you be the one to accept my 'Wrath'?
Or will it be someone else yet again?
The Philosopher's Stone is a substance composed of the energy from countless peoples' souls
If it's put into the blood of a flesh-and-blood human, it will struggle with the body's rejection; it will try to take over that body
The other Fuhrer Candidates' flesh-and-blood bodies were destroyed and they died a cruel death
I fought with the Philosopher's Stone within me, writhing and wandering on the verge of death
My body repeatedly went through the deconstruction and reconstruction caused by the Stone
Whether my body would completely die or whether the Philosopher's Stone would overcome...
The end of hell had to be one or the other
We've witnessed the great moment of our era!
A new humanity has been born to us!
Congratulations! You've been chosen!
As the leader who will [something something] this country to the next [something]!! [GAH, can't read the kanji OR furigana here, help!!]
Now, there's nothing to worry about!
You can just leave everything to this man!
He'll have everything, your [something] and money and family and friends, all ready for you!
That's right! We have to give you a name appropriate for the leader of this country!
Though the left eye of the nameless experiment rotted away, I acquired abilities far above humans and succeeded in preserving my body
Leaving just one soul and the feeling of 'Wrath'
However, whether that one soul that remains here belongs to someone who was made into the Philosopher's Stone...
...or whether it's the one that was formerly mine...I don't know.
If you say that you were once a human...
Can't you live as a human instead of as a homunculus?
Are you telling me to become human again?
That's impossible. We are different from you.
This eye and this body's abilities has transcended humans.
We are a kind that surpasses you who were created with purpose
Just like you humans have pride in being humans, we also have pride in being homunculi
That woman, too...didn't she die still possessing that pride?
We've come to such a creepy place...
Faaather! The human sacrifice!
I brought the human sacrifice!
That's fast! I'm not ready yet...
Who are you?
I've gathered all the ones around here.
This is all from the Xerxes ruins?
It's from a mural that was in the temple of the ruins
(When I first saw this, I thought it was similar to the Philosopher's Stone transmutation circle in the basement of the 5th Laboratory.)
(But it's different.)
(The sun is the 'soul.')
(The moon is an alchemical symbol for the 'mind.')
(The symbol for the 'body' is a stone...then this mural itself is...)
Hey hey, what are you becoming silent for?
Well, the entire image on this wall
It's an array for human transmutation
Furthermore, the purpose in making this array
is to give birth to a 'ordinary human'
...and then it came to me.
What if you remake a living human with human transmutation?
It's impossible to perform human transmutation on a dead human.
If you transmute something that doesn't exist, even if you pay a price, in the end it isn't allowed to take the correct shape of a person.
But if it's a human that's still alive...
What if I were to transmute myself?
You remake something that's already there?
Right. It's like if you transmute water into water, or iron into iron.
And this is 'human transmutation.'
There's a high possibility that the Doors will open.
If you say that Gluttony is the fake Doors, maybe if we pass through the real Doors we can come out?
I'll open the Doors.
You two will jump in.
What'll happen if you mess up?
A failed transmutation will rebound everything on the user.
In this case, that would be...me.
I'm an amateur when it comes to alchemy.
I'll leave everything to you.
So. Envy, there's something I want to ask you before we get out of here.
The mural I saw at Xerxes.
It looks roughly like this.
What was drawn over the two dragons are characters that reveal God, but flipped over
Upside down...that is, to throw God to the earth.
To do it with one's own hands.
The result is the male and female dragons intermingling.
Hermaphroditism is the representation of alchemy that indicates a "perfect existance."
Throw God to the earth?
They sure think of outrageous things for being human
It'd be great if they were just thinking it
The problem is...
The picture of the lion swallowing the sun.
That's a symbol indicating the Philosopher's Stone.
The ingredients of the Philosopher's Stone are living humans...right, Envy?
To be precise, it's an extract of the souls from living humans, condensed into a physical form of energy.
The mind and body are no more than leftover scum.
I've gone to the Xerxes ruins before, but I couldn't imagine that a country possessing that much skill could be destroyed in one night
And there's no stories of them emigrating to foreign countries
You turned the entire population of Xerxes
into the Philosopher's Stone, didn't you?
Who was the one who performed human transmutation on himself?
Who in that moment dragged in all the citizens, and who put the added value that is a giant Philosopher's Stone inside you bastards
Who's the one who tried to become something that surprasses God?!
Is it the one you call 'Father'?!
He's secretly maneuvering you homunculi
and planning to repeat the destruction of Xerxes in this country, isn't he?
I'll tell you if we can get out of here.
Let's stop talking in a roundabout way, Fullmetal Alchemist.
What you want now is this, right?
They say that to pass through the Doors you need a passage fee
Let's hurry up and return to the former world
Don't look at me
Give me your body
These are all
the people of Xerxes, aren't they?
What are you hesitating about now? They said you fought with Greed in the South
You beat him quite a bit, didn't you?
You realize now, don't you? The regeneration then also used the energy of the Stone.
They don't need any sympathy
So your little brother exists only as a soul now, eh?
You want to see him as a human, so that's why you want to think of these guys as human too?
Those emotions are child's play
To be given sympathy by you inferior creatures digusts me!!
These people don't have bodies anymore?
Their minds and bodies have already rotted away in Xerxes a long time ago
[...you know what? I'm just going to leave the rest of this tumor-people talk to Kirsten -__-;]
They've lost bodies to return to and now they've even forgotten what they used to look like
What's left just exists as energy to be consumed.
You should define humans with reason, not emotion, alchemist
These guys don't have anything to return to that can be called human
If something were to happen to me, could you tell everyone outside that these guys are planning on doing something horrible with this country?
EH~~~~~~? But Amestris isn't my country!
Like I care about what happens in the future~~~
This country is where people who are waiting and are important to you are, right?
No matter what it takes, you have to get out of here and tell them yourself
I'll have to use you
Here we go...
(Ahh, that pose where he brings his hands together to transmute...)
(I thought it looked similar to something...)
It's almost as if he's praying to God.
Long time no see.
To think I'd open you again in this shape
Ling! Jump in!!
...I'm trusting you, alchemist!
(It's the same feeling as when I was swallowed by Gluttony...)
(The body and soul are connected by the mind)
(A part of my body is in front of the Doors of Truth)
(In that case, any unneccessary struggling is useless!)
(Use the mind as a guide...entrust everything to the mind and along with the flow...)
(To the Doors!)
So you've come to take back your body?
Why are there two sets of doors?
(That's it...though I built a theory that Al and I's minds were connected...)
(Then that means there was a possibility that I could arrive on Al's side too!!)
You're not my soul
I can't come with you
Someday...I'll come get you no matter what!!
*insert scream here*
With the armor...
...then that means
We've come back.
You're hurt!! There's blood!!
It's okay, it's not my blood.
I've broken some bones but there's nothing to worry about.
Owowowow!! The armor edges!! Rubbing against me!! Gyaaahhh!! I'm going to break!!
Thank goodness!! You're okay!! Brother Brother Brother!!
Jeez, you're overreacting!! You worry too much!!
Bro...thank goodness...you're alive...
(I already know the fear and despair of losing family and being left alone...)
I made you worry.
It must have been scary.
It must have been hard.
...On the other hand, what is this place?
It's dark...is it underground?
Now this is a surprise.
Text- Is this man the wire-puller who created the homunculi?!