Dad left... A long time ago, when brother and I were still boys. Mom stared off into the distance a lot. But she carried on as if nothing were wrong.
What do I have to live for now that I know Cain won't come back? You tell me that, Ed!
WHO ARE YOU CALLING A MOUSY LITTLE PIPSQUEAK?!
Told you, Rose. Get too close to the sun, and you'll burn.
Don't look away, Rose! You need to see what happens when you try to bring a human to life, when you cross into God's territory or whatever the hell it is! Is this what you want?! Look!!
By the way, I don't get my skills from a pocketwatch.
You combined animals, the most depraved kind of alchemy there is.
It's true, I don't have a body, but I'm here. This is my punishment for setting foot on holy ground where mortals are forbidden. We made a mistake, Rose, and we're paying for it.
*grabs two citizens and swings them around in a circle* Shorty?! Could a shorty do this?! What else you want to call me: a half-pint bean-sprout midget?! I'm still growing you backwater desert idiots!
*spits out his juice* I don't think so, pops! Do I look like a clown to you?!
I sunk again. *after sinking in the desert*
I hate deserts. It's nothing but sand. *collapses* If there was some grass, I could turn it into bread. I'm starving! Huh? Hey! Al, where'd you go? Al? Hey!
Alchemy: The science of understanding the structure of matter, breaking it down, then reconstructing it as something else. It can even make gold from lead. But alchemy is a science, so it must follow the natural laws: To create, something of equal value must be lost. This is the principle of Equivalent Exchange. But on that night, I learned the value of some things can't be measured on a simple scale. My brother and I knew the laws of science, of Equivalent Exchange, that gain required sacrifice, that something had to be taken from us. But we thought there was nothing more we could lose. We were wrong.
The Philosopher's Stone: those who possess it, no longer bound by the laws of equivalent exchange in alchemy, can gain without sacrifice...create without equal exchange. We searched for it... and we found it.
Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy's first law of equivalent exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one and only truth.
Oh this is perfect! Now my arm's fallen off too! Today is a terrible day!
Awww!! There are just so many people whose asses I have to kick!
*Ed crawling through an air vent* Che. It's so tight, it makes me glad that I have a small body.
Shit! I just admitted I'm small!
Stand up and walk... Move on... After all, you have perfect legs to stand on...