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The Best Episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist

Every episode of Fullmetal Alchemist ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist!

Two young brothers are raised as alchemists, but when they are severely injured trying to perform a forbidden act, they begin searching for the one thing that can save them; the fabled philosopher's stone.

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The best episode of "Fullmetal Alchemist" is "Night of the Chimera's Cry", rated 9/10 from 899 user votes. It was directed by Kenji Yasuda and written by Sho Aikawa. "Night of the Chimera's Cry" aired on 11/15/2003 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Words of Farewell".

  • Night of the Chimera's Cry
    9.0/10 899 votes

    #1 - Night of the Chimera's Cry

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2003-11-15

    Now an official State Alchemist, Ed takes a closer look at Tucker's chimera experiments and begins to realize there's something very wrong going on.

    Director: Kenji Yasuda

    Writer: Sho Aikawa

  • Words of Farewell
    9.0/10 657 votes

    #2 - Words of Farewell

    Season 1 Episode 25 - Aired 2004-03-27

    When Ed and Al take Winry on a quest to tail Scar and learn more about the Stone, they discover a connection between Lab 5 and the war in Ishbal.

    Director: Seiji Mizushima

    Writer: N/A

  • His Name Is Unknown
    8.7/10 464 votes

    #3 - His Name Is Unknown

    Season 1 Episode 42 - Aired 2004-07-24

    With Ed busy aiding the people of Liore, Scar is the only one who can help Alphonse when his armor begins transforming into an explosive compound.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Death
    8.7/10 500 votes

    #4 - Death

    Season 1 Episode 50 - Aired 2004-09-25

    Edward Elric arrives in World War I after being pulled through the Gate. Roy Mustang confronts his enemy, Homunculus Pride.

    Director: Masahiro Ando

    Writer: Sho Aikawa

  • The Scar
    8.6/10 458 votes

    #5 - The Scar

    Season 1 Episode 40 - Aired 2004-07-17

    After Lust and Gluttony drop in on Edward's confrontation with Scar in Liore, the seventh and final homunculus is finally revealed.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Created Human
    8.5/10 519 votes

    #6 - Created Human

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2004-03-06

    As Envy, in the form of Basque Grand, gathers the human ingredients to form the Stone, Maes Hughes sets out to rescue the Elrics from Laboratory 5.

    Director: Tomoki Kyoda

    Writer: N/A

  • Holy Mother
    8.5/10 456 votes

    #7 - Holy Mother

    Season 1 Episode 41 - Aired 2004-07-24

    With the help of Rose, the Holy Mother, Scar instructs the inhabitants of Liore not to provoke violence as they lure the military into town.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Red Glow
    8.4/10 514 votes

    #8 - The Red Glow

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2004-02-28

    Barry sets off a series of explosions that inadvertently free Greed and the other prisoners. Tucker returns from the dead in a surprising new form.

    Director: Tomoki Kyoda

    Writer: N/A

  • Theory of Avarice
    8.4/10 480 votes

    #9 - Theory of Avarice

    Season 1 Episode 34 - Aired 2004-06-05

    With Ed, Izumi and Sig in his custody, Lt. Col. Archer reinstates Shou Tucker as State Alchemist and orders his men to hunt down Greed.

    Director: Jun Fukuda

    Writer: N/A

  • Sealing the Homunculus
    8.4/10 449 votes

    #10 - Sealing the Homunculus

    Season 1 Episode 47 - Aired 2004-09-04

    Wrath believes that Sloth is his real mother. Sloth battles Shou Tucker. Ed realizes that Al has been tricked by Tucker.

    Director: Shingo Kaneko

    Writer: Sho Aikawa

  • The Ishbal Massacre
    8.3/10 536 votes

    #11 - The Ishbal Massacre

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2004-01-17

    As the Strong Arm Alchemist defends them from the surrounding chaos, Marcoh reveals to the Elrics the vast atrocities of the Ishbal Massacre.

    Director: Tomoki Kyoda

    Writer: N/A

  • Mother
    8.2/10 735 votes

    #12 - Mother

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2003-10-18

    A young Ed and Al are determined to bring back their dead mother, who was their pillar of strength during dreary times of war.

    Director: Shingo Kaneko

    Writer: N/A

  • Soul of the Guardian
    8.2/10 503 votes

    #13 - Soul of the Guardian

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2004-02-21

    Several malfunctions in their armor impede Ed and Al as they face off against some tortured souls bound to empty suits.

    Director: Tomoki Kyoda

    Writer: N/A

  • Hohenheim of Light
    8.2/10 442 votes

    #14 - Hohenheim of Light

    Season 1 Episode 44 - Aired 2004-08-07

    As the Elrics' father, Hohenhelm of Light, sets out to confront the leader of the Homunculi, Lyra and Rose find a secret stairway in an old church.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Other Side of the Gate
    8.2/10 449 votes

    #15 - The Other Side of the Gate

    Season 1 Episode 49 - Aired 2004-09-18

    King Bradley comes home to give his son a birthday gift. Edward meets with Russell in an abandoned church. Maria and Denny arrive to support Izumi.

    Director: Tamaki Nakatsu

    Writer: Sho Aikawa

  • The Philosopher's Stone
    8.1/10 594 votes

    #16 - The Philosopher's Stone

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2003-11-22

    A disenchanted Ed resigns from his position as State Alchemist, and when Winry arrives in town, she may be the serial killer's next victim.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Untainted Child
    8.1/10 469 votes

    #17 - The Untainted Child

    Season 1 Episode 29 - Aired 2004-04-24

    Edward and Alphonse discover that the young boy on Yock Island is, all at once, an alchemist, a homunculus and able to transmute his own body.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Sin
    8.1/10 463 votes

    #18 - Sin

    Season 1 Episode 31 - Aired 2004-05-08

    Envy disguises herself as Bradley and plucks the homunculus child from Izumi. Meanwhile, the boy remembers his past after he eats Stone fragments.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Stray Dog
    8.1/10 439 votes

    #19 - The Stray Dog

    Season 1 Episode 43 - Aired 2004-07-31

    While the Elric Brothers flee Liore, Winry meets a complete stranger in Resembool who is later introduced to her as Ed and Al's father.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Rotted Heart
    8.1/10 440 votes

    #20 - A Rotted Heart

    Season 1 Episode 45 - Aired 2004-08-21

    A complex and entangled history reveals itself as Van Hohenheim of Light battles Dante, the leader of the Homunculi.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Teacher
    8.0/10 480 votes

    #21 - Teacher

    Season 1 Episode 27 - Aired 2004-04-10

    Edward and Alphonse fear for their lives when they come face to face with Izumi Curtis, their former teacher, who brings them back to Dublith.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Assault on South Headquarters
    8.0/10 452 votes

    #22 - Assault on South Headquarters

    Season 1 Episode 30 - Aired 2004-05-01

    As the military captures the mysterious Yock Island boy and imprisons him in South Headquarters, Yoki spots Scar among a group of Ishbalans.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Human Transmutation
    8.0/10 436 votes

    #23 - Human Transmutation

    Season 1 Episode 46 - Aired 2004-08-28

    The brothers are in danger when they become separated. Ed returns to Dante's mansion to look for clues. Al meets with the deranged Shou Tucker.

    Director: Shigeru Ueda

    Writer: N/A

  • Goodbye
    8.0/10 446 votes

    #24 - Goodbye

    Season 1 Episode 48 - Aired 2004-09-11

    Armstrong declares an uprising against the Führer on the northern border while Ed, joined by Izumi, fights the remaining Homunculi in Central.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Fullmetal vs. Flame
    7.9/10 547 votes

    #25 - Fullmetal vs. Flame

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2003-12-27

    Ed reports back to Mustang in East City, where discussion of Doctor Marcoh and the Philosopher's Stone leads to a duel between Ed and the colonel.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A