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''Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos'' is the second movie in the ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' franchise. Unlike [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheConquerorOfShamballa the first movie]], which acted as an epilogue for the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 series]], this is a standalone side story.

The story sees Ed and Al head to Table City, a military-occupied city surround by a circular crevasse called "The Valley", to capture a criminal who escaped prison. En route to the city, the train is attacked simultaneously by werewolves and people in flying suits, all of whom seem to be after a young girl. During the scuffle, Al is knocked into The Valley with the girl.

One thing leads to another and the brothers find themselves caught in-between a civil war between the people of Table City and resistance fighters within the Valley looking to reclaim it. As is always the case, things are not as they appear.

Released in Japan in 2011, and gained an English dub from Creator/FUNimation in September 2012. It aired on Creator/{{Toonami}} as part of their December 2014 Month of Movies.

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!! The movie has the following tropes
* ActionGirl: Julia
* AmbitionIsEvil: Atlas, [[spoiler: the man posing as Ashleigh, needs the rebels if he wants the Sanguine Star/Philosophers Stone. To this end, he manipulates Julia, the rebellion, and even Ed and Al into getting him where he needs to be in Table City order to create the stone.]]
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Julia loses her left leg in the final battle]], but it's nothing an automail replacement can't fix.
* ArtShift: While taking place in the ''Brotherhood'' continuity, the character designs were altered for this film and are closer to their counterparts from the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 series]].
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: The real Ashleigh Crichton was actually trying to protect Julia, but engaged in morally ambiguous actions to do so, including using his Chimera troops to attack the people of the Valley]].
* TheAtoner: See WalkingTheEarth.
* BigBad: Atlas
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: Atlas is an almost [[TearOffYourFace literal]] male example.]]
* BittersweetEnding: Ed, Al and Julia manage to stop Atlas [[spoiler: and Ashleigh]] and save the city, and the people of Milos declare their [[spoiler:(short-lived, according to the map in ''Brotherhood'' ep. 64)]] independence. Still, this comes at the cost of one of Julia's legs though she doesn't seem to mind. May also count as a case of EarnYourHappyEnding.
* BreakTheCutie: Happens to Julia a ''lot''.
* CainAndAbel: Julia and [[spoiler: Ashleigh]] become this temporarily near the end of movie.
* CanonForeigner: Julia, Ashleigh, and Atlas. As well as most of the minor characters. Lampshaded in a meta sense by the setting itself, with each of these characters either coming from or having been stationed there.
* CastAsAMask: [[spoiler:Used and averted with different characters. Atlas' much deeper voice is a clue about his real identity, and the contrast is obvious since the opening scenes are so close together. Ashleigh plays it straight.]]
* ChekhovsGun: The earrings.
* ChekhovsVolcano: Some Milosian automail patients explain that Creta is building a geothermal power plant into the Cretan-side valley wall. Later, Herschel ([[spoiler:the real Asleigh]]) deliberately sets off an explosion within the plant that releases torrents of lava into the valley.
* [[spoiler:ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Before the film is over Atlas literally betrays every single character he's come across as part of his plan.]]
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Though Al is shown to have lots of ashy burns on his body, the entirety of the final sequence is still an absolutely massive offender. Characters come within inches of all sorts of lava and fire and explosions and nothing worse happens.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler: Atlas who impersonates Ashleigh to get close to Julia and find the sacred stone. Subverted as the person he thought he killed was NotQuiteDead.]]
* DeconReconSwitch: [[spoiler: Julia and the rebels get called out several times by Ed and Al for knowing and accepting the cost of creating a Sanguine Star. However, once Julia obtains the Star, she uses it to save the Valley and Ashleigh's life. Also, a subversion, because Julia does lose a leg in exchange for saving Ashleigh and Ed tells her he understands her reasons for using the star even if he still doesn't entirely agree with them.]]
* [[spoiler:DespairEventHorizon: Towards the end of the movie, Julia uses the [[PhilosophersStone Sanguine Star]] to try to kill Atlas out of revenge for all his manipulations.]]
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler: The real Ashleigh]] to nearly ridiculous extents.
** [[spoiler: Impostor Ashleigh is no slouch either.]]
* DidntSeeThatComing: [[spoiler: Raul/Alan is so loyal to Atlas that he never considers the possibility that Atlas will kill him once the Star's within their reach.]]
* [[spoiler: DiscOneFinalBoss: Atlas eventually killed by the real Ashleigh to which the final boss role goes to him.]]
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: Atlas really starts losing it when things start going his way.
* [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong: Atlas is shown to be this during TheReveal.]]
* EvilIsHammy: PatrickSeitz and MatthewMercer must've been having a lot of fun at the recording studio.
* EnemyMine: The Elrics, Julia, the Black Bats, and Ashleigh are all forced to work together to stop one of the Chimaeras that enters the Milosian base.
* FauxAffablyEvil:[[spoiler: Atlas/Melvin maintains a suave,cheerful demeanor throughout most of the movie, even when he's grinding up his former allies to make the Sanguine Star.]]
* FinalBoss: [[spoiler: The ''real'' Ashleigh]].
* {{Foreshadowing}} / CallForward: [[spoiler: Table City's purpose as a citywide human transmutation circle foreshadows the Elrics' discovery that their homeland of Amestris is essentially a nationwide transmutation circle.]]
** During the fight with the chimera in the tunnel, Ashleigh covertly glances at Milosian freedom fighter Alan. It looks like he's signaling him to provide a distraction. [[spoiler: It's really an early sign that the two already know each other and are working together.]]
* ForegoneConclusion: Assuming this is canon, [[spoiler:according to the map shown in the final episode of ''Brotherhood'', [[ShootTheShaggyDog Creta soon re-conquers Milos]]]].
* FreudianExcuse: And a very strong one. [[spoiler: The real Ashleigh wished to wipeout the Valley and conquer Table City because he wanted revenge for his and Julia's parent's forced exile, which led to their murder and his gruesome disfigurement.]]
* GenderBlenderName: Especially when the [[SpellMyNameWithAnS more common spelling of "Ashley"]] is used.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: After his face is restored, the real Ashleigh appears to realize his mistakes and re-assumes his fake identity, to help his sister and their people in the hardships to come from behind the scenes.]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler: The real Ashleigh became dangerously close to turning out as bad as Atlas in order to achieve his revenge, nearly destroying a country to do it.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: Julia does this in order to [[spoiler: save her brother]] by opening the gate. Losing a leg in the process.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler: the real Ashleigh tells Julia something like this when he explains why he didn't reveal himself to her before]].
* {{Interquel}}: The film is set partway through ''Brotherhood''. Fan consensus places the story's events between episodes 20 and 21.
* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: The real Ashleigh intends to do this to the Milosians as revenge for how their family was treated.]]
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: [[spoiler: Ashleigh's wolf chimeras were to protect Julia and to watch over her]], that didn't go very well.
* LovableRogue: Melvin Voyager.[[spoiler:It's a complete facade, of course.]]
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler:Atlas]]. Toward the end, dude flays himself, gets stabbed, electrocuted two or three times, buried under who knows how much rubble but still won't die... [[spoiler:until [[YourHeadASplode his head a'splode]], o' course.]]
* MalevolentMaskedMan: Herschel, though it's complicated.
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: The root word ''sanguis'' is Latin for "blood". Guess what the Sanguine Star is created from.]]
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Like Ed, Julia loses one of her limbs trying to save her sibling.]]
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: At the climax, Roy Mustang defeats two wolf Chimeras on his own. This is happening while all the action is focused on [[spoiler: Julia and Al stopping the lava flow and Ed fighting Ashleigh]].
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent
* TearOffYourFace: [[spoiler: What Atlas did to Ashleigh and ''grafted it onto his own face'']].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler:Julia's eyes turn red after she eats the Star.]]
* RedHeadedHeroine: Julia, though it's more of a deep strawberry blonde.
* TheReveal: Colonel Herschel, the man in mask, is the [[spoiler: real Ashleigh. The man we were led to believe all movie was Ashleigh, was in fact a man by the name of Atlas, once the bodyguard for Julia's family who betrayed them all in order to obtain the Star aka Philosophers Stone]].
* SaveTheVillain: [[spoiler: Despite nearly destroying Milos, Julia can't bear to kill her brother and goes on to both save him ''and'' restore his face.]]
* ShipperOnDeck: Al seems to have a crush on Julia. Ed responds by leaving them alone together, complete with an out of nowhere "go get 'em tiger" buttslap.
* SiblingYinYang
* SupportingProtagonist: Ed and Al serve in this position for the film. While still the main characters, the movie makes it clear from the beginning that this is Julia's story - we're just seeing it through the brothers' eyes.
* YouBastard: [[spoiler: Julia calls Atlas this just before she attempts to attack him. Later, in a less literal example, Ed calls Ashleigh out for the hateful man he's become to the point of disbelieving that a guy like him could honestly be Julia's brother because of it.]]
* YourHeadASplode: [[spoiler: Atlas's fate, courtesy of Ashleigh]].
* [[spoiler:[[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Family]]: Atlas killed Julia's parents and tried to KillAndReplace her brother. When she discovered the truth, she was not amused.]]