Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – 45
Maaaaaan, what a killer fight this is — just 40 seconds (yes, I counted :p) of high-octane badass. Some fights have been disappointed so far in the series, but Wrath always seems to step up to the plate when it is time to throw down.
As much as I am sure Wrath wanted to beat the crap out of Greed, he probably is at least a little relieved that Greed decided that he preferred to not get his ass kicked and instead ditched the fight. If Greed is killed, Amestris could cover up the existence of Homunculi easily enough, but Wrath’s waifu would probably badger him with questions. If I were her, I’d want to know what the hell ruined our living room, too. And, worse, if Greed somehow makes some headway in the fight and Pride has to get involved, well, their cover is really fucked, and at the very least the wifey must die.
Not a good situation for anyone involved. At least this way Wrath can pretend the military is making inquiries as to who the hell this crazy MFer who busted into his home was.
And one more piece of good comes from Greed gate crashing Wrath’s pad — an Ed/Greed team! Hooray! Ed and Greed need their own action flick franchise for sure. I can see them pulling off the buddy cop routine with relative ease. Greed can be the cocky badass who doesn’t play by the rules (every cop movie needs this guy, no exceptions), and Ed can be the straight man, the serious cop who is all about getting shit done and doling out a heaping helping of justice. I would watch the hell out of this in a theater, and so would you. Can’t tell me any differently.
See, Greed is already smiling at that idea! If he owns everything in the world, then he definitely will not balk at the chance to own the world of cinema. Greed and Ed would make some pretty kickass movies together until the inevitable feud about who receives top billing, the highest salary, the hottest celebrity chicks to date and so on. But things will work out for them — Ed’s destiny is in Hollywood, anyway, since there are so many short actors.
The brief scene with the Armstrong family is fun. The Armstrong patriarch has a hell of a beard. I mean, holy shit, look at that thing:
I hear that after his vacation, Father Armstrong is going to run for president of Reconstruction-era America. And he would win, too. Who would stand in his way? Ulysses S. Grant? Rutherford B. Hayes? James A. Garfield? Pish posh. Armstrong’s beard has beards, for God’s sake! From the look of it, I think it has its own hentai spin-off series too. There’s a potential presidential scandal right there. But I digress.
Olivier’s roundabout way of caring for people is amusing. She pretends to run roughshod over the Armstrong house and take over (and by “pretend” I mean “actually does it”) just so that her family will be out of the country when shit goes down. Also, she has probably been itching to kick Alex’s ass since she arrived at Central. Poor guy. Even his sweet boxing skills aren’t a match for toughness honed by Briggs. At least Alex can be content in the knowledge that, should the opportunity ever arise, he would make a pretty kickass white stand-in for Excel Saga‘s Pedro. That was a pretty big “NOOOOOOOOOO~!” he threw out!
The information network our heroes worked out is pretty convoluted — involving an intricate yet delicate mix of phone calls, puppy rubs and butt grabs — but seemingly effective. Helps to have a lot of good friends who are willing to help you out, and who also happen to not be under surveillance. They probably just go through all this trouble for really important messages, though; if I were Mustang, I would be pretty pissed off if everyone went through all that trouble, and the message was, like, “Ed wants a cheese sandwich” or something. The system must not be abused!
Can’t wait for Mustang to spring back into action, though. Seems as if all he has been doing for a while now is meet people, pass along/receive messages and glorying in espionage, which is fine of course, but we all know Mustang is a capable ass kicker and must soon get back to his ass kicking ways.
Also, May Chang sucks.
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