Full Metal Alchemist 98 Breakdown + 99 Discussion: Unlimited Greed 0_0

Hey there folks! This time, a small vacant spot here on WRA filled up by dynamic. ^^ Who was on a long, relaxing holiday and laughing at all of your faces.

Yes, Scorpion was supposed to do this. No he won’t. Ever. >_>

This week's issue featuring: THE ED BOBBLE-HEAD OF DOOM!!~ ... somehow it makes him look even shorter. >_>

This week's issue featuring: THE ED BOBBLE-HEAD OF DOOM!!~ ... somehow it makes him look even shorter. >_>

But on with the manga! There’s been lots going on in the past chapters. We’ve got the coup d’etat by Roy and his pimp crew, Scary Princess’ one and two (Olivia and Izumi), Hohenheim versus a flask and Ed figuring out Envy just before the poor guy commits suicide. I really hadn’t been expecting the whole “I envy all humans because of their relationships with others…” thing. This gets me wondering if perhaps some of the other homunculi have a message like that one hidden in their purpose. I still don’t understand how Pride was full of pride. Seemed like a good kid.

Meh, too much speculation.

But on with the action! This chapter was doggone full of it. Like every single chapter since Christmas. >_> But this was something I think many of us had been anticipating, and that’s a good long fight between two homonculi. But not just any homunculi– when you’ve got Wrath in the mix, there’s sure to be something big. O_O

Now I don’t know about you, but personally, I believe Greed is the most interesting homonculus. Let’s face it– the guy wants to have the whole world to himself. There’s something morbidly interesting about that, especially since we can all relate. ^^

"D'you want fries with that?" "GODDAMIT WOMAN! I SAID I WANT EVERYTHING!" "Even the ten-year old mayonaise special?" "... you can leave that out."

"D'you want fries with that?" "GODDAMIT WOMAN! I SAID I WANT EVERYTHING!" "Even the rancid mayonaise special?" "... you can leave that out."

As Greed decides to take on Wrath, the soldiers are rejoicing at the fact that their leader has returned. There’s also a certain amount of discussion about whether or not the pale monsters come with the Mountain Goat Team Briggs’ Soldiers. Turns out that the Central forces have all seen those things and not panicked enough to get killed. Good job! ^^

Note: If you value your life (and the ability to have kids), refrain from mentioning this topic to Olivier. She's touchy about it. O_O

Note: If you value your life (and the ability to have kids), refrain from mentioning this topic to Olivier. She's touchy about it. O_O

Ran Fan overhears this. Sneaky person… >.< I can see someone ready to rush off and save the prince/homonculus as soon as she can. ^^

Meanwhile, we get treated to a small explanation as to how Wrath, aka Fuhrer Bradley, escaped the exploding train. I can see Arakawa leaning towards the Matrix side here, making the old man jump over falling rubble. It sounds more like one of those war stories by your grandad. >_< And the guy didn’t even use his homonculi eye, boasting as he was that he had two to help him.

Finally, after a load of yadda-yadda, the action starts! >.< May I mention, Greed’s new manicure is absolutely dashing.

... This explained a lot to me. >_<

... This explained a lot to me. >_<

Now it seems like as fast as Wrath is, Greed’s actually pretty close. There are a couple of close calls, but Greed’s figured out a way to actually overcome Bradley– aim for the blind spot. Now why didn’t anyone ever think of doing that to Kakashi… >.<

The plan fails, as Wrath expertly removes his eye-patch in the middle of a strike (no hands– see! ^^) and nearly lands a fatal blow. The Briggs’ soldiers then do something incredibly stupid– they start shooting. Hello~! This is the matrix. Guns don’t work on people here (though you do get a lot of nice special effects ^^).

Either way, they’re dead before they even see it coming. Wrath, you show off. >.< Buccaneer, ever the hot-head, tries to punch Wrath. *sigh* No one ever learns, do they? Then there’s a moment of ‘HOLY MOTHER-‘, when you realize that  he actually survived a full thrust of the famed Fuhrer’s sword and deflected a flying tank. Now, for me, it would either be the sword or the tank, but he’s a freaking monster D8.

Still, it gives Greed a moment’s advantage, as the Fuhrer’s sword is now stuck in the guy’s abs. It doesn’t last long. The Fuhrer can use any weapon handy around there and is soon back in action. Is he invincible or something? >.<

You liar.

You liar.

Meanwhile, the Central forces receive back-up from the outside of the city. Finally, someone’s smart enough to not interfere between Greed and Wrath, deciding to instead recover the gates. Things are starting to look grim for the Mountain Goats and Roy’s Pimp Crew alliance. Greed obviously has his hands full with Bradley, so he orders Falman and the Briggs’ troops to hold back the oncoming platoon. With one cannon.

Before things can deteriorate even more however, Fu comes to the rescue, throwing some smoke bombs at the Central soldiers and saving Greed from another close call. Nice moves, gramps. >.< Imagine his surprise when he finds that the man he’s about to fight is the one that’s severed his granddaughter’s arm? Oh-ho… I can see one heck of a duel coming up. What d’you think?

Meanwhile, Bradley’s wife Whatshername is stuck in a radio studio, listening to news about her husband (homunculus) and son (homunculus… what went on in this family? >.<). While she’s glad to hear that Bradley’s alive, she wishes she could hear about her son too. Even though he would probably kill her. Poor woman.

Things are slightly better for Danny Brosh (Who? >_>), when we’re treated to a heart-warming reunion between him and Maria Ross as he finally manages to get into the station. Manga teary-eyed scenes: Epic Win ^^.

He's just found out that someone killed MJ with a deathnote. >_>

He's just found out that someone killed MJ with a Death Note. >_>

We then switch to Izumi and Olivia– two Amazonian Female Warriors that somehow managed to get a part in the manga. The glares are hororrific– I don’t even have the courage to put them up here. T.T However, they have reason to be angry– the whole country was about to get destroyed by a group of idiotic men who thought they could use the ‘improvement’ of the world as an excuse.

Needless to say, they won’t escape this meeting with the duo without having something to remember it by.

Now allow me to teach you a lesson with this... bathroom slipper? O_o

Now allow me to teach you a lesson with this... bathroom slipper? O_o

Hand-in-hand, the two ladies manage to convince the rest of the soldiers present that what their superiors were doing isn’t right. Briggs is slowly beginning to gain allies, but they’re losing them just as quickly. The whole of Central is swamped with enemies, and Olivia bravely states that if something were to impede her troops to survive, they must escape through the tunnel and leave her behind. T.T Not Olivia! But things are yet to get interesting for the female duo– a new doorway opens up. One leading to Father.

Meanwhile, the scene changes one last time to show Ed and Company trying to make their way over to the afore mentioned relative. While Ed and Roy enjoy a well-earned argument, Riza is quietly thanking Scar for his help in saving Roy. There’s a cozy moment there. >.<

It’s interrupted by the appearance of the creepiest Whathisname on earth. -_-

Hi, I'm Carl Fredricksen's evil twin. >_> <_< I sell Miracle Cream for wrinkles. >_<

Hi, I'm Carl Fredricksen's evil twin. >_> <_< I sell Miracle Cream for wrinkles. >_<

And so the chapter ends on a creepy note, as only Arakawa knows how. But fear not! Seeing as this breakdown came extremely lates *tries and fails to count the lateness*, there’s not too much time left to wait for the next chapter!

I leave you on this Bubble Contest, for which I’d like to receive at least a couple of entries, as unpopular as this manga is on WRA. >_< DO IT SOME JUSTICE!

Admit it: We NEED a bubble contest with Izumi in it.

Admit it: We NEED a bubble contest with Izumi in it.

And so I take my leave, apologizing for the lack of detail in this breakdown. You try writing one for a 43 page chapter on a Sunday night. -_-

Cheerios!

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~ by dynamicentrance on August 24, 2009.

23 Responses to “Full Metal Alchemist 98 Breakdown + 99 Discussion: Unlimited Greed 0_0”

  1. UNO!!?

  2. SECOND!!! OMG, now I feel like I have to catch up on the manga but it’ll ruin the show for me. T_T What to do what to do…any suggestions Dynamic? 😉

  3. @super: Uhh… >_> Manga be good.*nods* I would read first. The anime got annoying for me after a while. Meh.

    I’ll stop typing now. There’s a rant-mode trying to burst through inside me, and I’d rather not unleash it on the world.

    ANIME SKIPS OUT ON STUFF! TT.TT Damn them all. -_- I LOVE ED!… no, wait. That was wrong. Q.Q

  4. 4th and i havent read this yet

  5. I really must start reading this.. Any manga that has a man beaten by a shoe is good with me. Is it any good, dynamic? ^^

  6. Alright thanks Dynamic then I will read the manga! @_@

  7. BUBBLE:

    Random guy: “SURPIAGHHH”

    Izumi: “I don’t think so bitch. The baka didn’t even try to sneak up on me from behind.*

  8. I didn’t read the breakdown or the manga but what the hell I’ll do the bubble anyway. Great Breakdown!:P

  9. BUBBLE

    Random Guy: It’s not rape if you yell SURPRIIISE!!!

    Izumi: It’s not a slap if you use a bathroom slipper, bitch.

  10. Triple post. DON’T BAN ME!(don’t even know if you can)

    When random guy yells SURPRIIISE you have to imagine it dying down gradually while he gets hit by the bathroom slipper.

  11. Correction in the bubble

    BUBBLE

    Random Guy: It’s not rape if you yell SURPRIIISE!!!

    Izumi: And it’s not a slap if you use a bathroom slipper, bitch!

  12. I’m only at chapter 50. Reading this manga is tough on my patience, each chapter is like 45 pages long.
    So Greed takes over Ling ? … Mmm. What a twist.

  13. @cookie: This is a must read! @_@ Although the plot gets complicated after a while (heck, even I’M confused, and I had to do the breakdown), the characters pwn and at least it doesn’t decide to go on holiday every other month. >_>

    Besides, it’s sad when not many people know it here on WRA. T.T It’s really a bril’ manga. And Izumi pwns. Did I mention that?

  14. Well that gives me another manga to read >=) Especially since Mud has now got me hooked on reading Fairy Tail >..> Nah I am sure their are a lot of people out here who read it… They are just mimes @_@

  15. I think for the sake of the battle being interesting. Greed will win, however before Greed finishes the job, Pride will come along and help Wrath out.

    If the leader starts to lose, it will be perfect if Wrath and Pride are still around, who knows their leader may actually absorb Wrath and Pride and Power up?

  16. wow, never heard from fma for a long ass time 😉

  17. BUBBLE:

    Old Guy: “plshhh” (attempting to swallow but spitting instead)

    Izumi: “Bitch i said swallow”

  18. does anyone know when chapter 99 comes out?

  19. @richieredenbacher: They come out around the 10th or 11th or so of each month.

  20. thanks. that sucks!

  21. The new Manga is out
    Its like what why nooo wtf ???
    eyes appaering outta nowhere

  22. Here the Link

    http://www.onemanga.com/Full_Metal_Alchemist/99/00-cover1/

  23. Chapter this week was bad ass. Enjoyed the whole thing.

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