Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 60 – God Nomz

I can’t be the only one who found that look unbelievably funny, right? Like Father had just got to the end of Gradius or R-Type or something after dying like five billion times, and then the power goes out in his home, only he’s too numb to react with much anger, so all he can muster is a sarcastic narrowing of the eyes before he grabs a shotgun and blasts three of his neighbors. Or is it just me?

So Father’s plan has come to fruition, and I doubt anyone is shocked that in the end he follows that most hallowed of delusional villain traditions: Eating God with some fava beans and a nice Chianti Becoming a god. No villain can be a perfect megalomaniac without possessing ambitions of godhood and absolute power and knowledge, correct? It’s funny that Father claims to have expelled all of his negative traits with the creation of the Homunculi while simultaneously desiring to achieve greater power. Still seems like some of that greed, gluttony, lust, et al are still hanging around!

This was the cliffhanger all the way back in February (well, this episode ends just a bit before the manga cliffhanger, but it’s close enough), and it was creepy then and creepy now! Forget all the eyes and the wriggling black Father tentacles (OK, maybe you won’t be forgetting them after that description . . . I’ll give you a moment . . . OK, moving on) and whatnot — it’s the image of all those people glassy-eyed and straight-up dead that creeps the hell out of me the most. Probably shocked me just a bit more in the manga, just because the transition to anime doesn’t improve it all that much, but still. Ick. So many corpses . . .

He’s a happy bastard, isn’t he? Eyes everywhere, tentacles aplenty and he even has firearms now. Just throw in a dash of godhood, let it simmer for a few minutes, and you have the recipe for a pleased Father.

Speaking of (not so) pleasing things, I wasn’t completely feeling the fight between Wrath and Scar. Didn’t have quite as much raw energy as the better fights in the series, although the moment where Scar reveals that his left hand now has the ability to reconstruct is pretty cool. Ah well. There is still more fighting to be had, of course, and I know the fight at least ends in a pretty awesome way, so there is that to look forward to. Still, Father vs. everyone should be the Andre the Giant vs. Hulk Hogan of FMA, and Wrath and Scar should be stealing the show ala Randy Savage and Ricky Steamboat. (Wait, did I just reveal myself as a wrestling fan? FORGET YOU READ THAT JUST NOW.)

I’ll say that Pride vs. Ed was a fun brawl. Not often that someone will go out of his way to make Ed feel tall and then try to turn that into a disadvantage. Nobody knows the plight of the short man better than Ed, however, so lolololol. Really, when Pride tries to engage Ed as a physical fighter, that’s when it is all over. When the hell has he ever needed to brawl? He just stands back and stabs shit. His rapid deterioration makes him desperate, though, so he tries to go out of his game to give Ed a beatdown — and talk some smack while he’s at it; clearly Pride hasn’t ingested enough fiction, or else he would know that is the last thing he should do — and pays for it with a headbutt that rips off a chunk of his face. Damn. I’m not pissing off Edward Elric. Are you?

Fun episode, and cool to finally see all this stuff go down. Nothing quite like when a big shounen villain sets off the bomb, and it’s nice to see action and characters doing things and plans unfolding, unlike in certain other anime that shall remain nameless where stalling is all the rage.


11 Responses to “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 60 – God Nomz”

  1. clinton Says:

    unlike the other evil villains that want godhood Father actully did a good job

    • This is true. Father did unlock the Godhood Achievement, unlike many other villains. That’s a miracle in and of itself!

      Also, congrats — you submitted my 1,000th comment. Hooray!

  2. I find that look plenty amusing as well. (I have that face a lot when WordPress doesn’t feel like agreeing with me. Argh). Father certainly does have some big plans, and it’s great to see the plot moving forward with so much action; I can’t believe the series is ending so soon! But I like that about FMA; those other long runners just drag on and on and on…

    • Yeah, that’s one of the good things about FMA — it doesn’t often feel as if it is dragging on forever, which is a rare thing for anime longer than one or two cours.

  3. I’m a bit worried that 3 episodes left isn’t enough to fit in a fight of epic proportions. I mean you’d need at least 1 episode to wrap things up wouldn’t you, or are they just going to do a 10-second montage scene, or perhaps even worse just leave all the loose plot threads hanging?

  4. Miles was totally faking it. There’s no way Miles would die like a dog with all the rest, his sideburns are like, anti-soul stealing life support. He just saw Grumman rolling around on the floor and decided to play along.

    Though it’s probably for the best, since we’ve already established he would have kicked Father’s ass three episodes in. If his soul had gotten into the Amestrian Philosopher’s Stone, he’d have torn Father apart from the inside and then punched Truth in the face and stolen everyone’s body parts back while simultaneously catching up on the latest episode of

    • uh… whatever undoubtedly badass show Major Miles watches all the time. Bet it has robots and explosions, though. Man, he should tell me, it sounds awesome, now I wanna watch it.

  5. Miles doesn’t watch TV; he has a camera crew record his life and use the footage in prime time.

  6. What the- I don’t even… damn. It was like some dark, twisted version of Miyazaki tale at the end. I can’t wait to see how it unfolds.

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