Asskicking Alchemy and Automail
Episode 4
2003 anime
English Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

Episode summaries and thoughts. Major spoilers!!! Go away if you don't want to know!


Episode 4:

Ed and Al continue to head to Central City. When waiting for a transfer to a different train line, they hear about Majiharl, an alchemist in a nearby village who knew their father. The decide to visit Majiharl and ask him about human transmutation. They run into Klaus, a girl who dresses as a boy (no reason is actually given why she does so) who taunts them, but after being saved by Ed from falling into a river, she tells them about the village's ghost. The ghost is believed to be responsible for recent deaths among the villagers, including Klaus's sister. Ed and Al continue on to Majiharl's house. Majiharl denies finding anything out about human transmutation. The next night, he "destroys" the ghost, after which the village holds a celebration. Ed snoops around Majiharl's house and finds a room full of mannequins which were modeled after a former flame of Majiharl's who had died long ago, Karin, and also happens to look like the ghost. Things turn for the worse, Klaus is kidnapped by Majiharl, so he can use her soul to try to bring back Karin. It ends up that the mysterious old woman who had been continuously visiting Majiharl was, in fact, Karin. Ed and Al fight to free Klaus, and Ed ends up killing Majiharl.

Here we learn that:
-human transmutation is bad, bad!
-Majiharl is selfish
-Al is afraid of ghosts
-Ed likes girls to dress like girls

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