Fullmetal Alchemist 76
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Ed: "The Philosopher's Stone".
"The Great Elixir"
"The Red Tincture."
"The Fifth Element."
Though it has many names, the Philosopher's Stone doesn't necessarily take the form of an actual stone.
Ed: It could be liquid, or powder...
The one Dr. Marcoh once had was in a gelatinous state.
Kimblee's looks like a lump of coal - it's about this big.
He actually keeps the stone itself inside his body, along with its enormous energy, giving him the ability to transmute things without a circle.
Soldier: If we could just steal it...
Miles: Things would be a bit easier.
Solider: With the way everyone talks about how it gives you "ultimate power," I thought it'd be bigger.
But it's actually really small.
I've never seen one bigger than a rock.
Small text: Even Envy's was only about this big.
Ed: If you were to try and make a really huge one, you'd need to sacrifice an unfathomable number of lives.
That's a legendary "treasure" you never want to see.
Izumi: Mr. Hoenheim...you're...
You, yourself, are...
A Philosopher's Stone?!
Title: Chapter 76 - The form of a Man...the form of a Stone.
Miles: Looks like the snowstorm's cleared.
Get everyone ready.
Soldier: Aye, sir.
Are we using snipers?
We're bringing down Kimbley and the two guys from Central.
Them, and only them. I want complete success, in complete secrecy.
Miles: Inform the guys we're "borrowing" from HQ.
Ed: Major Miles...
By "bring down," you mean "kill," don't you?
Miles: Of course I do.
Ed: I don't think we should kill him right away.
Why can't we restrain him so he can't use alchemy and interrogate him, like we talked about earlier?
Miles: You think that...THING would tell the truth?
Letting him live poses too much risk to us.
Ed: Then what about his men?
Ed: They may only be obeying his orders because they've been turned into Chimeras.
Miles: That's possible.
Unfortunately, "possible" is not good enough.
Remember the laws of Briggs.
Let your guard down, and you're dead.
It's very "possible" that your soft-heartedness will get you killed someday.
Miles: As General Armstrong said, we have no need for careless fools up here.
If Kimblee or his two men give us an opening, we're bringing them down.
Guard: He IS still a kid, after all.
Anyone who thinks they can live in a world without killing is being unreasonable.
SFX: Step step
Guard: I used to think it was possible too, when I was his age.
Miles: Same here.
Small text: Haha
Miles: But at our age, after being in so many battles...
It becomes harder to let someone live than to kill them.
The Elric Brothers chose the harder path.
They tend do do that a lot, don't they?
But I have to admit, I envy them a bit for it.
Marcoh: This word, "Rasaayana..."
Scar: It's an herb that rejuvinates the body, increasing longevity.
Marcoh: Perhaps it's referring to the Philosopher's Stone?
Hmm..."Can turn base metals to gold and restore an old man's youth..."
Scar: It means "gold."
Marcoh: Which makes this sentence, "Gold forms the foundation for eternally extending the body's life..."
This whole thing is about nothing but immortality and gold.
May: That's because Scar-san's brother learned all about Xing's Rentanjutsu.
[VERSION 1 - KEEPING THE JAPANESE AND CALLING IT XINGESE]
In Xing, we call an immortal a "Shin-hito."
"Shin" is Xingese for "true", and "hito" means "person". A "true" person is a "perfect" person. Likewise, gold is called the "perfect metal."
In our language, the word for gold is "kin," and we have a saying - "A shin-hito is a kin-hito!"
[END VERSION 1]
[VERSION 2 - FULLY TRANSLATED]
In Xing, we call an immortal a "true person."
In our language, the word for "true" can also mean "perfect." Likewise, gold is called the "perfect metal."
And we have a saying, "He who does not grow old, surely must be made of gold!"
[END VERSION 2 - PICK THE ONE YOU LIKE BEST!]
Marcoh Small text: Ooh! Aah!
May: Some say the man who taught Xing about Alchemy had golden hair and golden eyes, that's why people thought he was immortal!
Golden hair and eyes, just like Ed and Al!
Yoki: Hey, everybody!
I found the exit.
We made it through the mountain!
Toad: Whew...the weather's much better now.
Tankee: We gotta get to Briggs, quick.
Yoki: Okay, everyone! Follow meWAUGH!
Toad: The snow's a lot deeper than it looks.
Tankee: Hop on my back, young lady.
Small text: You're half-buried down there!
Toad: It might be best if we walk over the snow to pack it down into a path, and proceed slowly.
Marcoh: Thank you.
BubblE: Over heeeeeeeere-
Al: I tripped on something and got buried.
Winry: What the heck are you doing out here?!
Al: I had trudged over the mountain in the middle of that raging blizzard to warn you. [H: This line has to sound cheesily heroic...look at May!]
Winry: Warn us?
Al: Soldiers from Central have infiltrated Briggs.
And General Armstrong's been summoned to Central HQ.
Winry: Huh?! B-but then-
Going to Briggs now is much too risky.
Winry: Then we have to hide somewhere else...
Scar: Somewhere ELSE?
Where exactly do you see somehwhere else to go?
Well anyways, why don't you guys eat first?
I brought lots of emergency rations and snow gear for everyone!
Food, food, food!
Winry: Is this really a good idea?
Winry: Won't Mr. Kimblee get suspicious if you're not there?
Al: Oh, don't worry about THAT.
Brother will think of something.
Soldiers: 3rd Squadron, 5 men.
4th Squdron, 8 men.
Miles: All men in my squad have been accounted for.
Soldier: Roger that.
Miles: Everyone get to your designated areas and begin the search.
Small bubbles: Yessir!
Miles: Let's roll.
Fake Al: Aye, sir.
Ed: Hey, uh..."Alphonse."
That should've been an "Okay!"
Fake Al: Urk!
Ed SFX: Psst
Fake Al: Sorry...it's so hard to move in this thing, Edward!
Small text: Struggle struggle
SFX: Clank clank
Ed: Yeah, well, I apprecate you dealing with it.
Fake Al: Wait, brotherrrr!
Small text: High voice.
Ed: Move it.
SFX: Wobble wobble
Miles: Hey, you.
What are Kimblee and his guys investigating?
Soldier: See that big tower in the center of town?
They're gonna enter the mines from there and search the tunnels.
He doesn't trust soldiers from Briggs, so he's only bringing his guys from Central.
Miles: Damn him, he noticed.
Miles: Stall him.
Have the snipers secure positions surrounding the tower.
Kimblee: Search for the entrance tunnel.
There should be plenty of footprints around it.
Kimblee: Now then...
You're here too, aren't you?
Ed: You want something?
Kimblee: I was correct in assuming you'd be here.
Ed: What's that supposed to mean?
Ed: I'm here because you promised me a Philosopher's Stone if I helped you catch Scar.
Kimblee: Don't play the fool with me.
You're stalling me so the snipers have time to get in position, correct?
Ed: ...What tipped you off?
Kimblee: There are several people with the intent to kill surrounding this area...I can feel it.
It's quite a pleasant sensation.
It's no accident that I survived the Ishval war, after all.
Miles: Do you have a shot?
At this distance, I-
Soldier: ...Son of a bitch!
Soldier: He's hiding himself with the snow!
SFX: Sniff sniiiiiiiif
SFX: Sniff sniff sniff
Monkey: Whoa there, not so fast!
Ed: Damn him...
I can't see shit with all this snow and smoke...
But they can't see me either, so at least we're on equal footing...
Lion: Stand down, Fullmetal Alchemist.
Lion: With the visibility here so poor, us Chimeras and our noses have the advantage.
SFX: sniff sniff
Ed: Shut...your mouth!
Miles: What happened?
Where are you?! Respons!
SFX: Bam thud thud thud thud
Ed: Major Miles!
They're chimeras! And they've been trained to fight in places with low visibility!
Ed: Stay out of the smokAAAGH
SFX: Slip, Thunk
SFX: crash crach crach crash
Kimblee bubbles: Step step step step
SFX: Twitch twitch
Page 22: Arrgh...I think I got squished even shorter...
Ed: Oh ho!
I guess this IS a mine, after all!
Ed: Eeeeeeasy, boys!
You know what this is, right?
Lion: You stupid punk!
SFX: Sniff sniff
Monkey: That stuff is soaked, there's no way it'll ignite.
Ed: Pop quiz, gramps. What's dynamite made of?
Nitroglycerin is the main ingredient...
Monkey: And ammonium nitrate, or something?
Ed: And why do they use ammonium nitrate?
Lion: OBVIOUSLY ammo...
Ed SFX: Tee hee
Black bubble: Clap
What is that stench?
Noseplug SFX: Pthoo
Ed: Having a super-powered nose can backfire on you.
These guys are toast.
Lion: T-the smell...
Kimblee: The second you think the hostage is safe, this is what happens?
I dunno what you're talking about.
I think it's about time you spilled your guts, Kimblee.
SFX: Wipe wipe
Kimblee: Oh, dear...
You're so excitable.
Fighting with a younger man would probably result in a lot of extra grief and broken bones.
And I don't have time to play with you, anyway.
Kimblee: I suppose
it's time to use this.
He just saved me the trouble of searching for it!
Kimble: That's right, he changed to a lighter automail!
He's too fast-
Ed: Too slow!
Ed: No Philosopher's Stone!
No transmutation circles!
Kimblee: "I got him!"
That's what you're thinking, right?
The "courage to not kill" is a respectable policy...
But actually following it on the battlefield is just handing your opponent an opening.
Lucky for me, you didn't take your chance to finish me off.
that soft nature...not even considering that I might have ANOTHER Philosopher's stone...
Kimblee: Has become your downfall.
SFX: Crumble crumble
SFX: Crumble crumble
SFX: Tak tak tak
Lion: H-how could you, Mr. Kimblee...
ignoring us, too...
Ed: He brought down the whole tower...?
where'd Kimblee go...
Ed: No...no way...
SFX: splatter splatter
Al, what's wrong?!
being pulled away...
Toad: Hey, Armor-guy! Get a grip!
What's being "pulled away?!"
Scar: Your soul's being pulled away?
Marcoh: Has this ever happened before?
Winry: I don't know!
Get up, Al!
Somoene help him!
Text: Is this the end of the Elric Brothers?!