Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

TV Show • 2009 • Animation  Report
Season
Episode
5
Bambi House
In the tunnel created by Sloth at Fort Briggs, horses are killed.
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mallos42
In more ways than one. Combined with does a kid die"
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5
BlatantSharp
If you mean by illegal experiments, yes, very much.
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0
oh boy does he.
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8
SignerJ
There are ants during the flashback about Ed & Al's training. Later in that scene, someone eats some ants out of strong hunger.
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6
S1E12: Two characters are seen eating an animal they trapped and killed.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
Yes
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4
queerwindbag
several animal-based chimera are killed, a couple human-based chimera are murdered.
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7
JenniferJump
Does a snake chimera (a fusion between a human and a snake) count? If so, yes.
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1
Episode 24, there is a scene with the Furor walking down a hallway or something. It will show a spooder web with a moth or butterfly flapping around. You’ll see the web long before you see the actual unmentionable. So once you see the web, look away until the scene with the Furor is over.
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Does a cat die?
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Yes
0
No
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14
StrongFish91
Barry the Chopper convinces Al that his memories were faked and that he is a made-up person in episode 8. The consequences of this are explored in the next episode.
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6
queerwindbag
many characters are constantly under surveillance by one or more characters/organizations at different points of the series, as a looming threat
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4
acreature
The main characters have a childhood friend who throws things at them (infamously hitting him with or throwing wrenches). It's used as a joke. Aside from that, a man uses his young daughter and her dog in an experiment in one of the most traumatizing situations for the MCs (and the fandom)
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14
normelmutant
To name just a few: Edward (15), Ling (15), Alphonse (14), and Mei (10) all experience serious/life-threatening injuries at various points in the series. Nina (5) is turned into a chimera by her father. Selim (though a few hundred-year-old homunculus, is presented to be around 9-10) gets brutally beaten at the end of the series.
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SymmetricOwl
Nicotine is used by a character named jean havoc throughout the series.
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15
MitchRastaff
one of the characters, Jean Havoc, is a smoker
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5
queerwindbag
a few characters drink alcohol, and one is implied to abuse alcohol (has at least one alcohol binge but doesn't drink on screen)
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SymmetricOwl
One of the homunculi is tied to a post(?) and dunked in a boiling liquid, killing him
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8
zdy1994
Not in Brotherhood. Don't confuse this with the 03 version, where it is implied that a female character is.
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1
spencykings
At some point there is a shaving razor shown resting on a sink, but not in use.
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Yes
57
No
1
2
baharv89
Episode 12: a starving child attempts to bite another child in a brief attempt at cannibalism, but is immediately rebuffed. Also, one supernatural character who usually takes on a human appearance "eats" both another supernatural character and a human, but with his supernatural "mouth" not with his human mouth.
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5
auracrazykoko
One character loses limbs in alchemic accidents, another cuts off their own arm after it is injured badly in a fight. These are both graphic amputations. Several other characters are amputees and also have automail, or artificial limbs, and are sometimes shown without their automail.
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cloudy_minded
Not sure what all the yes’s are for. The only instance I can think of is in an early episode, when the villain’s attempt at magic backfires and mutilates his arm, which ends up twisted with embedded metal and visibly bent fingers. However the process itself isn’t shown, and he doesn’t act in very much pain. Multiple characters lose arms/legs, but I don’t think that counts.
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baharv89
No humans are shown losing their heads or having their heads destroyed, though some are implied to. But superhuman characters that have the ability to regenerate their (human looking) bodies get their heads destroyed and regrow them a number of times, most graphically in Episode 13 "Beasts of Dublith", this one in particular is shocking and happens suddenly and without warning
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zdy1994
Yes, at least twice on screen, maybe more, characters are rather graphically set on fire multiple times until their regenerative abilities stop working and they eventually die. Lots of screaming, so it obviously still hurts even though they aren't human. Also, mentioned quiet a few times, and a minor character is believed to have been burned alive, but this was faked. One character is literally called the Flame Alchemist, and it's mentioned, and shown, that he used his abilities to help in a military sponsored genocide. He is haunted by this and did not enjoy doing it, so... ? He's not a totally awful person?
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6
AngelPrincess
A villian get stabbed and then burried alive in concrete
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13
solros
Episode 08 "The Fifth Laboratory". In a brief phantasmagoric when a criminal retells his past, there is indeed a hanging shown.
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14
meowclure
A battle between Envy (who can regenerate) and Mustang (who can control fire) involves Mustang repeatedly burning Envy's eyes out as a form of torture, shown multiple times as Mustang specifically calls attention to how painful it must be. Definite yes on this one.
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cloudy_minded
A monster-like character that regenerates is repeatedly and horribly burned specifically to cause pain. I don’t think there’s much gore, but lots of fire/explosions and screaming, and some specific body parts (eyes, tongue…) are burned. This is the only instance of torture I can think of. In Episode 53, I think.
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baharv89
Particularly worth noting is Ep 52 "Combined Strength" - extended sequence where a (villainous) character struggles to breathe after his throat has been ripped out while another (villainous) character speaks to him casually and callously
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cloudy_minded
It’s a very bloody anime, but it depends on what you consider excessive. There are repeat instances of slicing, stabbing, burning, impalement, amputation, exploding bodies, body horror, corpses, etc. A lot of this is due to monstrous villains that have naturally-regenerating bodies, but also lots of depictions of war/genocide, human experimentation, bloody brawls, and alchemy/magic-gone-wrong. Despite all this, it has a pretty positive tone.
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Yes
0
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4
queerwindbag
no actual seizures, but a few scenes of people convulsing that can be seen as similar to a seizure
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zdy1994
And loses limbs, or gets impaled, or has their entire body disappear for a while.
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auracrazykoko
At one point, it appears a (villainous) character has fallen into a body of water and died, but the character survives the fall.
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0
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0
Yes
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0
13
normelmutant
This one's infamous. Early in the series, a young girl is turned into a chimera by her father, and is later killed by Scar.
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StrongFish91
Not in the official dub or in official subs. I can't speak for any fansubs though.
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Yes
0
No
3
1
baharv89
Many kidnappings, hostage situations, entrapments, and imprisonments throughout, of and by both good and bad characters. Climax involves multiple named characters being supernaturally kidnapped and used as pawns.
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Yes
0
No
49
Yes
1
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15
Kara Gheldof
The series began with the main characters' mom dying and them trying to bring her back to life and failing; it is pretty disturbing.
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6
MargaritaAndZinfandel
It depends on what you mean by ghost. The souls of dead people are shown and in most cases obviously in pain and/or screaming. There are no "ghosts" per say but the state of these souls is important to the plot
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3
SolaceE
One bath scene of a minor with nothing exposed. The other was a shower scene and not a minor, but only used to show an important tattoo on her back (no actual nudity in the show at all)
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15
normelmutant
Greed possesses Ling's body (though he willingly agrees to it)
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NegativeNoel
Very last episode, not animated.
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6
meowclure
During Episode 42, when Hohenheim enters the tunnel, there is a brief period of silence after he notices that an enemy is already present, before a sudden screeching noise as Pride (made entirely of shadows with teeth and eyes grotesquely mashed together) speeds out of the darkness to attack him. It can be quite frightening without warning.
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5
queerwindbag
one character has a spit-based attack
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5
HylianPrincess97
In one episode, Ed gets sick and vomits twice, you hear the sounds but don't really see the vomit itself
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2
baharv89
Many, many instances of graphic sounds of characters getting slashed and stabbed, choking on blood, bludgeoned, blood gushing, etc, usually shown on screen as it happens but not always. I don't think there's any bone-crunching sounds though.
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Yes
0
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1
CherryB0mb
The series is very anti imperialism
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3
spencykings
About halfway through S2E13, Reunion, there's a brief but explicit shot of a character being injected with something that is obviously extremely harmful.
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BlatantSharp
There certainly is electricity, as various alchemical abilities appear in zaps of energy, but what it is meant to do is the opposite of therapy.
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CherryB0mb
The main character’s mother dies of an illness but it isn’t stated what it is. Due to the time period it’s most likely to be tuberculosis.
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13
normelmutant
Characters frequently get injured, and wind up spending a surprisingly large amount of time in hospitals
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10
meowclure
There are a few instances where characters harm themselves, but it's not done out of usual circumstances or depression: Examples such as a character tearing open her chest to reveal her Philosopher's Stone that allows her to regenerate, and shortly afterwards, Mustang uses Flame Alchemy to burn his own wound to cauterize it, while also carving a magic symbol into his hand in order to cast said Alchemy to fight back.
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fuchsiafuchsia
During a confrontation with Envy, Hawkeye tells Mustang that if he dies she will kill herself.
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CherryB0mb
There is a character who is a serial killer and is portrayed as being mentally ill.
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BlatantSharp
This is much of what drives the Elric brothers to get their bodies back for the entire anime, after one losing an arm and leg, and the other losing his whole body — that his soul was attached to a suit of armor. Comparing to real life, clearly those who are severely injured or amputated have trouble accepting their bodies.
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15
wolves
Ed definitely seems to struggle with some degree of PTSD, and is shown to experience nightmares and flashbacks to previous traumatic events, usually accompanied by moments of panic. There are other examples, but this is the most prominent
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4
kajvezd
One of the characters is binge eating.
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3
auracrazykoko
Various scenes of characters in cramped spaces, including climbing through vents and going inside Alphonse’s armor.
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Yes
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3
13
graywolf2010
SPOILERS: Envy technically dies by suicide when he rips out his philosopher’s stone.
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Yes
3
No
46
Does a baby cry?
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Yes
11
No
0
Yes
0
No
3
12
Amanda Skinner
Can't remember if it was specifically a miscarriage or stillborn, but the brothers' teacher attempted to bring her baby to life with alchemy.
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Yes
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2
zdy1994
No, all pregnant women survive.
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11
solros
Episode 11, "Miracle at Rush Valley". Nothing graphic or body-horror-like, but the situation is depicted as extremely stressful due to suboptimal circumstances as the mother is giving birth. Everyone involved is fine in the end.
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Yes
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No
0
Yes
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7
queerwindbag
there are no explicitly trans characters in the series, but a side character that can be seen as a transmisogynistic or homophobic stereotype.
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8
queerwindbag
recurring themes of amputees feeling "not whole" but overall positive towards disabled characters (which there are many of)
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5
queerwindbag
the character gluttony is constantly mocked for being fat. There are also many jokes about height and muscular body types.
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7
yeehawtime
(spoilers) One of the major villains, the leader of the country, has a visual and thematic resemblance to Hitler. Even his title is the same.
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Yes
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10
solros
No hate-speech from the author directed toward a minority group, but plot-wise, the leader of the nation decrees mass genocide of a certain group of people.
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1
queerwindbag
no, but there are a couple characters that can be seen as racist caricatures of black people
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5
mellaceemma
darius is gay and he survives--- http://fma.wikia.com/wiki/Darius (scroll down to trivia section)
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Yes
1
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0
10
Boop
There is a mildly sexualized character, but it is not done so in a creepy fanservice way.
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SymmetricOwl
There are shower scenes where the characters are nude, but nothing "important" is shown.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Yes
0
No
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SignerJ
Ed and his love interest, Winry, are childhood friends. However, they never considered each other 'family'.
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Yes
0
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1
Yes
5
No
0
8
zdy1994
The end is both happy at times and bittersweet. But I think it's a happy ending.
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Yes
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baharv89
Ep 52 "Combined Strength" - two superhuman characters are hit by a car but both are completely fine moments later. Ep 58 "Sacrifices" - a superhuman character is hit by a car but destroys the car and is completely fine moments later
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baharv89
No "car crashes" in how you would typically think of them. Worth noting: Ep 46 "Looming Shadows" - A train is blown up with people on it. Ep. 56 "Return of the Fuhrer" - a tank is destroyed with people in it. Ep 58 "Sacrifices" - two cars explode with people in them.
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HylianPrincess97
Many of the charcters are military officers and use guns
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SignerJ
(SPOILER) In Ep. 33 "The Northern Wall of Briggs," during the train fightscene, a character gets impaled by a pipe. (SPOILER) In Ep. 41 "The Abyss," a character is impaled after a large explosion in a mine shaft.
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zdy1994
Not a nuclear explosion, but one character's alchemy is literally blowing things up. If you're uncomfortable with it, avoid watching anytime Kimblee is mentioned, cause he really enjoys what he does, and it's sickening.
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kmspd1997
The Silver Alchemist drowns after being attacked by Scar
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