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Old 2004-06-29, 11:44   Link #1
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[Manga] Chapter 31 : The Serpent that is Swallowing Its Tail

Well I'm pretty sure some people have already read it, courtesy of me having uploaded it on Sunday. But it is already out.

Chapter 31, the post-conclusion of the Greed arc. Read what happened to Greed. The title of the chapter is the description of Uroborus, so naturally the emphasis of this chapter would be on the Homunculi who bear the Uroborus tattoos. Interested?

Go to the following link to find out...

http://www.anime-source.com/banzai/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=680

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Old 2004-06-29, 12:58   Link #2
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This is perhaps the most revealing chapter in the manga saga. My eyes couldn't believe what they saw:

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Old 2004-06-29, 14:23   Link #3
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Chapter 31 summary: Everyone dies, the end of FMA.

Sorry, should that have been in [spoiler]?

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GJ and thanks as always Yebyosh

Afterthought: For anyone who's interested in the chapter title...

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Old 2004-06-29, 14:42   Link #4
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Holy crap!!This chapter 0wneed a lot..
i couldn't believe my eyes..

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Old 2004-06-29, 16:40   Link #5
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All I can say is yet nother piece of great work,

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Old 2004-06-29, 18:15   Link #6
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My hundredth post

This is my 100th post, and I can't believe that long has passed since I became member. Yipee!!!

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Old 2004-07-01, 06:45   Link #7
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This is my 100th post, and I can't believe that long has passed since I became member. Yipee!!!

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Spoiler for Rattus:
One of my friends mentioned this at school (he is also a member here). It seems this person could be it OR another sin. It could though turn out that this person is the long await ...

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Old 2004-07-01, 13:29   Link #8
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ok im confused
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Old 2004-07-02, 22:37   Link #10
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Questions,(This may be irrelavent to this threafd sa my questions are to do with previous chapters)
1.Greed-Can he feel the pain when he is attacked by people in his normal form?
2.Wrath mentioned how he got to 'this' position(President/king)when he was 'killing' Greed,so does his position and power have anything to do with his Sharingan?(haha)
3.Did wrath adopt his son?
4.Why does Greed say that Envy was a 'inferior' creation?(Was i because he really was?Or did he(Greed) want to piss him off?)
5.Wrath-A)Why can Wrath age?
B)Is Wrath really a Homoculus?(Just a speculation on my part,becuase Greed did seem pretty shocked when he saw an old Wrath)

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Old 2004-07-03, 08:39   Link #11
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1.Greed-Can he feel the pain when he is attacked by people in his normal form?
Either homunculi don't feel pain, or just don't bother about it, it seems. Definately none of them have ever flinched in the anime (except when Greed dies, maybe), and to the best of my knowledge, the manga.

2.Wrath mentioned how he got to 'this' position(President/king)when he was 'killing' Greed,so does his position and power have anything to do with his Sharingan?(haha)
From what I understood, the eye is how he managed to survive so well in the battle field (and earn a reputation for himself?).

3.Did wrath adopt his son?
Hmm, not sure if Manga Wrath was always a homunculus, or if the family came from when he was human.. He says he's 60, but we don't know if that includes the time before he turned.

4.Why does Greed say that Envy was a 'inferior' creation?(Was i because he really was?Or did he(Greed) want to piss him off?)
I don't think we know. Envy was created before him (or at least made a sin), so maybe Father's refining his work..

5.Wrath-A)Why can Wrath age?
See above- maybe Father's refining his work, making better sins; maybe he deliberately made him that way so he could fill his roll running the military (non-aging Furher would look kinda suspiscious )

B)Is Wrath really a Homoculus?(Just a speculation on my part,becuase Greed did seem pretty shocked when he saw an old Wrath)
All signs point to yes.
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Old 2004-07-03, 10:09   Link #12
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http://www.anime-source.com/banzai/m...id=716&page=26

Greed: "I'm going to have a look at the gates first, brothers and sister!"

Yebyosh, what's the literal translation of the original text? Is it at all possible Greed's referring to the sins' master plan in some way (involving the gate), or is he just alluring that he's going to pass through it again when he dies? (Since none of them will have seen it since they were created).


Sloth.. underground with bloody knuckles and chains... do we think he's pulling something, or tunneling somewhere?


..and sod the spoiler tags, if you've read this far into the topic, you should have read manga 31 by now. :P
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Old 2004-07-03, 11:34   Link #13
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http://www.anime-source.com/banzai/m...id=716&page=26

Greed: "I'm going to have a look at the gates first, brothers and sister!"

Yebyosh, what's the literal translation of the original text? Is it at all possible Greed's referring to the sins' master plan in some way (involving the gate), or is he just alluring that he's going to pass through it again when he dies? (Since none of them will have seen it since they were created).
どんなもんか 先に行って 見ててやるぜ 兄弟!!

I interepreted it as (literally ) "What kind of gate/problem, Go first, see I'll do, siblings!!" and refined it to what you had quoted. (Of course those with better proficiency in Japanese are free to correct me for any mistakes).

So with reference to the previous panel where he's comparing the liquid's temperature as lukewarm compared to Hellfire, it is decided that what he was saying here was referring to Hell itself. In other words, it is a parting speech to his Homunculi siblings that he'll greet them in Hell when they are the next to go, i.e. Gates of Hell (not the Gate that Ed saw when he encounters the Truth).

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1.Greed-Can he feel the pain when he is attacked by people in his normal form?
Yes, but Homunculi have a very high threshold of pain. Normal attacks are generally pinpricks to them. Killing blows might be 'just' painful enough to register but would not incapacitate or stun. Greed had commented on the pain to his head when Ed smashed his head against the floor (Chp 28).

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3.Did wrath adopt his son?
Quite likely no. It is more likely that in keeping with the "shock" revelation of the Fuhrer being a Homunculus that can age, the mangaka would let him be able to father children as well. Hence Selim should be Bradley's own kid (though from the depiction, it would appear Selim was fathered by Bradley when Bradley was in his late 40's to early 50's).

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4.Why does Greed say that Envy was a 'inferior' creation?(Was i because he really was?Or did he(Greed) want to piss him off?)
Quite likely yes, he was. In the way that a prototype is considered inferior to a newer model. I suspect that Envy is the first Homunculus created by the Father. The telling evidence being that his siblings do not know what his/her real form is (though one wonders why the Father doesn't bother to tell Envy... perhaps he is taking amusement at his creation's misfortune or he couldn't care less?).

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5.Wrath-A)Why can Wrath age?
B)Is Wrath really a Homunculus? (not Homoculus)(Just a speculation on my part,becuase Greed did seem pretty shocked when he saw an old Wrath)
Yes, he is a full-fledged Homunculus Mark 2000 Type IX whereas Greed might be a Homunculus Mark 1800 Type II . It is quite likely that if the Father decided to make another Homunculus, it would be a model better than Wrath, almost a superhuman (whatever a human can do, that model should be able to do it and better and more as well).
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Old 2004-07-03, 14:44   Link #14
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i.e. Gates of Hell (not the Gate that Ed saw when he encounters the Truth).
Damn Absolutely no clue as to what the master plan is all about (tho it needs special human sacrifices... every "candidate" so far has been an alchemist, haven't they? I can't remember if it's only been alchemists that have seen "the truth", but I suspect not, I think Roy was named as a potential sacrifice at some point.

Maybe the manga/anime masterplan is different... the anime sins don't seem too interested in keeping the Elrics alive, other than pushing them towards the philosophers stone.
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Old 2004-07-04, 03:01   Link #15
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Damn Absolutely no clue as to what the master plan is all about (tho it needs special human sacrifices... every "candidate" so far has been an alchemist, haven't they? I can't remember if it's only been alchemists that have seen "the truth", but I suspect not, I think Roy was named as a potential sacrifice at some point.
So far the people "nominated" as Human Sacrifices are

1. Tim Marcoh (Chp 8)
2. Alphonse (Chp 31)
3. Izumi (Chp 31)
4. Roy Mustang (Chp 34)

Hmmm... did I leave anyone out...
Anyway, note that they are pretty talented Alchemists... (also that material body seems to be not a requirement)

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Maybe the manga/anime masterplan is different... the anime sins don't seem too interested in keeping the Elrics alive, other than pushing them towards the philosophers stone.
With the way the anime had been going for quite some time, I would certainly say they are different.
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Old 2004-07-06, 03:41   Link #16
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Questions,(This may be irrelavent to this threafd sa my questions are to do with previous chapters)
1.Greed-Can he feel the pain when he is attacked by people in his normal form?
2.Wrath mentioned how he got to 'this' position(President/king)when he was 'killing' Greed,so does his position and power have anything to do with his Sharingan?(haha)
3.Did wrath adopt his son?
4.Why does Greed say that Envy was a 'inferior' creation?(Was i because he really was?Or did he(Greed) want to piss him off?)
5.Wrath-A)Why can Wrath age?
B)Is Wrath really a Homoculus?(Just a speculation on my part,becuase Greed did seem pretty shocked when he saw an old Wrath)
6.Sins-Why did 'father' make Greed to be so greedy?If so,does this imply that the various Sins also have main personality traits that have similarity to their names?

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Quite likely yes, he was. In the way that a prototype is considered inferior to a newer model. I suspect that Envy is the first Homunculus created by the Father. The telling evidence being that his siblings do not know what his/her real form is (though one wonders why the Father doesn't bother to tell Envy... perhaps he is taking amusement at his creation's misfortune or he couldn't care less?).
-Sadism?
(*Thanks for answering my first 5 questions,Yebyosh and Rattus.And thanks,in advance as well for answering the sixth.*)
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Old 2004-07-10, 18:20   Link #17
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I'm pretty sure Ed has been nominated too, by way of Envy after the 5th Laborotory incident.
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Old 2004-07-10, 19:53   Link #18
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I think what Yebyosh said about Envy being the first would make sense - not only for the 'forgotten original form' reason - but also, remember when Greed called Envy inferior? This may be because Father was still experimenting and didn't perfect the art until, say, Gluttony or Greed.
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Old 2004-07-10, 20:27   Link #19
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