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* Roy Mustang. Episode 53/54. What happens when Envy reveals he's the bastard who killed Hughes? Roy's facial expression immediately changes into '''the DeathGlare to end all {{Death Glare}}s'''. Not to mention his personality does a complete 180, [[UnstoppableRage acting like a demon of unfathomable fury and rage has possessed him to torture and kill Envy in the most brutal, cruel, and frightening ways imaginable]]. Not to mention that after Envy tries to get Mustang to hesitate by ''[[TooDumbToLive imitating Hughes]]'', Mustang's glare actually gets ''worse.''

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* Roy Mustang. Episode 53/54. What happens when Envy reveals he's the bastard who killed Hughes? Roy's facial expression immediately changes into '''the DeathGlare to end all {{Death Glare}}s'''. Not to mention his personality does a complete 180, [[UnstoppableRage acting like a demon of unfathomable fury and rage has possessed him to torture and kill Envy in the most brutal, cruel, and frightening ways imaginable]]. Not to mention that after Envy tries to get Mustang to hesitate by ''[[TooDumbToLive imitating Hughes]]'', Mustang's glare actually gets ''worse.'''' Then comes a barrage of flames to Envy, making the whole scene as terrifying as watching [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi The Emperor torture Luke Skywalker]] all over again.


Though an idealistic series, a certain mangaka threw in some vivid portrayals of [[BodyHorror horrific biological mutations]], [[EldritchAbomination ridiculously murderous monsters]], [[SerialKiller serial killers]], [[WarIsHell utterly hellish warfare]], and [[JerkassGods a sadistic deity]].

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Though an idealistic series, a certain mangaka threw in some vivid portrayals of [[BodyHorror horrific biological mutations]], [[EldritchAbomination ridiculously murderous monsters]], [[SerialKiller serial killers]], {{serial killer}}s, [[WarIsHell utterly hellish warfare]], and [[JerkassGods a sadistic deity]].
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* Basically every form of Human Transmutation results in you getting tossed through the Gate of Truth - except for one form: [[spoiler:Transmuting other people into a Philosopher's Stone. You pay no price - it's all on them.]]
* Isaac [=McDougal=] from Episode 1 of ''Brotherhood''. From his powers, to his plan for Central, to his [[SlasherSmile increasingly unhinged]] facial expressions... augh. He mostly freezes people ''from the inside out'', and at one point, he knocks a guard over, and it looks like the guy ''[[LiterallyShatteredLives shatters into bits]]''. Then there's at least one case where he boils another guard's body fluids, and we're [[NothingIsScarier only shown his hand]], which is red and raw... And this guy claims he's just trying to [[spoiler:get revenge on Bradley for Ishval]].

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* Basically every form of Human Transmutation results in you getting tossed through the Gate of Truth - except for one form: [[spoiler:Transmuting Transmuting other people into a Philosopher's Stone. You pay no price - it's all on them.]]
them.
* Isaac [=McDougal=] from Episode 1 of ''Brotherhood''. From his powers, to his plan for Central, to his [[SlasherSmile increasingly unhinged]] facial expressions... augh. He mostly freezes people ''from the inside out'', and at one point, he knocks a guard over, and it looks like the guy ''[[LiterallyShatteredLives shatters into bits]]''. Then there's at least one case where he boils another guard's body fluids, and we're [[NothingIsScarier only shown his hand]], which is red and raw... And this guy claims he's just trying to [[spoiler:get get revenge on Bradley for Ishval]].Ishval.



** Its ribs were ''sticking out of its chest,'' and its limbs were halfway through its body in some places. And [[spoiler: Al's soul was in its body. No wonder he blocked out that memory.]]
** The fact that... whatever it is [[spoiler:wasn't actually Trisha is somehow both relieving and even more terrifying. On the one hand, Ed and Al didn't have to worry about their mom dying twice. On the other, ''two kids'' managed to create ''a complete EldritchAbomination''.]]
* [[spoiler:Shou Tucker]] himself. The very thought that a man could [[spoiler:transmute his ''wife'' and later his ''5-year-old daughter'' and her dog into a chimera]] is just nauseating in all sorts of ways. From [[spoiler:Nina]]'s garbled speech, ''she wasn't even fully aware of what had happened''. Worse yet, remember, the chimera is half dog. Its hard to tell how much of her understanding is [[spoiler: Nina]], or her pet. And then [[spoiler:Scar shows up and {{Mercy Kill}}s her]].
** Also, Nina doesn't seem to be aware about [[spoiler:what her dad did to her mom (at least not until Ed reveals the truth after seeing Nina as a chimera)]], which manages to be an unholy trinity of NightmareFuel, TearJerker, and ParanoiaFuel. Imagine [[spoiler:someone you love doing that to your mother, while you're "blissfully" unaware, and they continue to simply ''pretend'' to care about you]].
* Ed's nightmare after [[spoiler:Nina's death]] is turned UpToEleven in the ''Brotherhood'' anime. It features [[spoiler:a front view of the NightmareFace of the resurrected "Trisha", while in the manga, it's only living Trisha with BloodFromTheMouth]]. What made it infinitely worse is that he tried to play it off as [[NotSoDifferent Not So Different]].
** Said nightmare then features Nina and Alexander [[spoiler:turning into a chimera]].
* Scar's M.O. as an alchemist killer. His right hand takes you apart from the inside out, which looks way more graphic and painful in the manga. [[spoiler:Tucker's blood bursts from parts of his body, complete with a shot of his blank, dead eyed face.]] And then he was about to do this to Edward.
* Roy Mustang. Episode 53/54. What happens when Envy reveals [[spoiler:he's the bastard who killed Hughes]]? Roy's facial expression immediately changes into '''the DeathGlare to end all {{Death Glare}}s'''. Not to mention his personality does a complete 180, [[UnstoppableRage acting like a demon of unfathomable fury and rage has possessed him to torture and kill Envy in the most brutal, cruel, and frightening ways imaginable]]. Not to mention that after Envy tries to get Mustang to hesitate by ''[[TooDumbToLive imitating Hughes]]'', Mustang's glare actually gets ''worse.''

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** Its ribs were ''sticking out of its chest,'' and its limbs were halfway through its body in some places. And [[spoiler: Al's soul was in its body. No wonder he blocked out that memory.]]
memory.
** The fact that... whatever it is [[spoiler:wasn't wasn't actually Trisha is somehow both relieving and even more terrifying. On the one hand, Ed and Al didn't have to worry about their mom dying twice. On the other, ''two kids'' managed to create ''a complete EldritchAbomination''.]]
EldritchAbomination''.
* [[spoiler:Shou Tucker]] Shou Tucker himself. The very thought that a man could [[spoiler:transmute transmute his ''wife'' and later his ''5-year-old daughter'' and her dog into a chimera]] chimera is just nauseating in all sorts of ways. From [[spoiler:Nina]]'s Nina's garbled speech, ''she wasn't even fully aware of what had happened''. Worse yet, remember, the chimera is half dog. Its It's hard to tell how much of her understanding is [[spoiler: Nina]], Nina, or her pet. And then [[spoiler:Scar Scar shows up and {{Mercy Kill}}s her]].
her.
** Also, Nina doesn't seem to be aware about [[spoiler:what what her dad did to her mom (at least not until Ed reveals the truth after seeing Nina as a chimera)]], chimera), which manages to be an unholy trinity of NightmareFuel, TearJerker, and ParanoiaFuel. Imagine [[spoiler:someone someone you love doing that to your mother, while you're "blissfully" unaware, and they continue to simply ''pretend'' to care about you]].
you.
* Ed's nightmare after [[spoiler:Nina's death]] Nina's death is turned UpToEleven in the ''Brotherhood'' anime. It features [[spoiler:a a front view of the NightmareFace of the resurrected "Trisha", while in the manga, it's only living Trisha with BloodFromTheMouth]].BloodFromTheMouth. What made it infinitely worse is that he tried to play it off as [[NotSoDifferent Not So Different]].
** Said nightmare then features Nina and Alexander [[spoiler:turning turning into a chimera]].
chimera.
* Scar's M.O. as an alchemist killer. His right hand takes you apart from the inside out, which looks way more graphic and painful in the manga. [[spoiler:Tucker's Tucker's blood bursts from parts of his body, complete with a shot of his blank, dead eyed face.]] face. And then he was about to do this to Edward.
Edward.
* Roy Mustang. Episode 53/54. What happens when Envy reveals [[spoiler:he's he's the bastard who killed Hughes]]? Hughes? Roy's facial expression immediately changes into '''the DeathGlare to end all {{Death Glare}}s'''. Not to mention his personality does a complete 180, [[UnstoppableRage acting like a demon of unfathomable fury and rage has possessed him to torture and kill Envy in the most brutal, cruel, and frightening ways imaginable]]. Not to mention that after Envy tries to get Mustang to hesitate by ''[[TooDumbToLive imitating Hughes]]'', Mustang's glare actually gets ''worse.''



* The inside of Greed[[spoiler:ling]]. Those huge, demonic faces staring constantly at its victims behind a constantly-shifting, blood-red background.
** And [[spoiler:Ling]] is ''still conscious'' inside of all that. True, he [[spoiler:took Greed willingly]], but it's still amazing he stayed sane in all of that.

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* The inside of Greed[[spoiler:ling]].Greedling. Those huge, demonic faces staring constantly at its victims behind a constantly-shifting, blood-red background.
** And [[spoiler:Ling]] Ling is ''still conscious'' inside of all that. True, he [[spoiler:took took Greed willingly]], willingly, but it's still amazing he stayed sane in all of that.



* The fate of [[spoiler:the first]] Greed. He got [[spoiler: melted down to his core... [[CruelAndUnusualDeath slow and painfully]]]]. To make it worse, the BigBad ''[[spoiler:drank his remains]]''. Greed's reaction to this? '''[[LaughingMad Insane laughter.]]'''
* The making of the Philosopher's Stones... [[spoiler:Which involves getting your soul ripped out and trapped in a tiny, rock-sized container... along with probably a dozen more souls. ''And you are conscious. The whole time.'']] Those screams of despair aren't there for no reason... [[spoiler:And it has been done for centuries...]]
* Maria Ross's death. She gets [[spoiler:flame broiled by Mustang]] in episode 17, and her [[spoiler:burnt]] corpse is very graphically displayed. [[spoiler:It was actually a cadaver created by Mustang, but still...!]]

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* The fate of [[spoiler:the first]] the first Greed. He got [[spoiler: melted down to his core... [[CruelAndUnusualDeath slow and painfully]]]]. painfully]]. To make it worse, the BigBad ''[[spoiler:drank ''drank his remains]]''.remains''. Greed's reaction to this? '''[[LaughingMad Insane laughter.]]'''
* The making of the Philosopher's Stones... [[spoiler:Which Which involves getting your soul ripped out and trapped in a tiny, rock-sized container... along with probably a dozen more souls. ''And you are conscious. The whole time.'']] '' Those screams of despair aren't there for no reason... [[spoiler:And And it has been done for centuries...]]
centuries...
* Maria Ross's death. She gets [[spoiler:flame flame broiled by Mustang]] Mustang in episode 17, and her [[spoiler:burnt]] burnt corpse is very graphically displayed. [[spoiler:It It was actually a cadaver created by Mustang, but still...!]]!



* [[spoiler:Envy's]] true form. As if the idea of [[spoiler:turning souls into Phlebotinum]] wasn't scary enough, this consists of [[spoiler:seeing their [[NightmareFace distorted faces]] begging you for release from their tortured existence. A melting, dripping, mutating bodymash of emaciated faces begging for their mommies and/or death]]. The true form is [[UpToEleven Upped To Eleven]] in the anime. It's the way that [[spoiler:all the faces are moving, all the time...]]
** During Ed's fight with Envy in this form, [[spoiler:he hears one of the faces calling out "Big brother... wanna play?"]] Understandably, this immobilizes him due to reminding him (and the audience) of [[spoiler:Nina Tucker]].
** Envy's SleepModeSize. It's particularly abhorrent and uncanny. [[spoiler:Looks like the hybrid of a maggot, a human fetus, a caterpillar, and some wide-eyed fish. It also somewhat invokes VaginaDentata]].
** The disturbing imagery gets turned up even further in ''Brotherhood'' in the scene where [[spoiler:Marcoh defeats Envy]]. Misshapen heads vomiting out misshapen heads and tortured screaming.
*** And then there's the almost ''half-melted''-looking [[spoiler:Envy]], writhing around on the ground while screaming for everyone [[DontYouDarePityMe to not look at]] [[spoiler:him]]... ''augh''.
* Gluttony's true form is shown several episodes/chapters before [[spoiler:Envy's]]. His entire front half ''splits open'', baring his open ribcage, which extends from his jawline to his groin and rakes forward. His entire lower jaw is gone, leaving tusk-like ribs near his jawline, and his exposed, Ouroboros-tattooed tongue slavering in the open air. Looking inside the opening reveals nothing but inky blackness and a single eye, almost exactly like the one in the Door of Truth. And then he goes on [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge an insane rampage]], ''erasing'' large sections of the landscape with what appears to be some sort of KamehameHadoken, but is actually him ''extending his ribcage faster than the eye can see'' and swallowing whatever he catches. From the most cheerful, childlike, and seemingly least dangerous and malicious Homonculus, this was a ''nasty'' surprise.
** And then he ''eats'' [[spoiler:Ed, Ling, and Envy]], and we're treated to an inside view of his stomach; or rather, where everything he eats goes. It is an infinite, featureless plane, with chunks of all the evidence, ruins, and people Gluttony's ever eaten still intact inside. The plane is filled with a similarly infinite ankle-deep ''sea of blood.'' Worst of all is how, as [[spoiler:Envy]] fatalistically explains, there is ''no way out''. The place is another dimension: literally infinite. The only thing normal people can do is wander in the sea of blood, waiting to die. [[spoiler:Ed finds a way out, but that method isn't pretty either, and if it weren't for Envy's Philosopher's Stone, probably fatal.]]

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* [[spoiler:Envy's]] Envy's true form. As if the idea of [[spoiler:turning turning souls into Phlebotinum]] Phlebotinum wasn't scary enough, this consists of [[spoiler:seeing seeing their [[NightmareFace distorted faces]] faces begging you for release from their tortured existence. A melting, dripping, mutating bodymash of emaciated faces begging for their mommies and/or death]]. The true form is [[UpToEleven Upped To Eleven]] in the anime. It's the way that [[spoiler:all all the faces are moving, all the time...]]
time...
** During Ed's fight with Envy in this form, [[spoiler:he he hears one of the faces calling out "Big brother... wanna play?"]] play?" Understandably, this immobilizes him due to reminding him (and the audience) of [[spoiler:Nina Tucker]].
Nina Tucker.
** Envy's SleepModeSize. It's particularly abhorrent and uncanny. [[spoiler:Looks Looks like the hybrid of a maggot, a human fetus, a caterpillar, and some wide-eyed fish. It also somewhat invokes VaginaDentata]].
VaginaDentata.
** The disturbing imagery gets turned up even further in ''Brotherhood'' in the scene where [[spoiler:Marcoh Marcoh defeats Envy]].Envy. Misshapen heads vomiting out misshapen heads and tortured screaming.
*** And then there's the almost ''half-melted''-looking [[spoiler:Envy]], Envy, writhing around on the ground while screaming for everyone [[DontYouDarePityMe to not look at]] [[spoiler:him]]...him... ''augh''.
* Gluttony's true form is shown several episodes/chapters before [[spoiler:Envy's]].Envy's. His entire front half ''splits open'', baring his open ribcage, which extends from his jawline to his groin and rakes forward. His entire lower jaw is gone, leaving tusk-like ribs near his jawline, and his exposed, Ouroboros-tattooed tongue slavering in the open air. Looking inside the opening reveals nothing but inky blackness and a single eye, almost exactly like the one in the Door of Truth. And then he goes on [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge an insane rampage]], ''erasing'' large sections of the landscape with what appears to be some sort of KamehameHadoken, but is actually him ''extending his ribcage faster than the eye can see'' and swallowing whatever he catches. From the most cheerful, childlike, and seemingly least dangerous and malicious Homonculus, this was a ''nasty'' surprise.
** And then he ''eats'' [[spoiler:Ed, Ed, Ling, and Envy]], Envy, and we're treated to an inside view of his stomach; or rather, where everything he eats goes. It is an infinite, featureless plane, with chunks of all the evidence, ruins, and people Gluttony's ever eaten still intact inside. The plane is filled with a similarly infinite ankle-deep ''sea of blood.'' Worst of all is how, as [[spoiler:Envy]] Envy fatalistically explains, there is ''no way out''. The place is another dimension: literally infinite. The only thing normal people can do is wander in the sea of blood, waiting to die. [[spoiler:Ed Ed finds a way out, but that method isn't pretty either, and if it weren't for Envy's Philosopher's Stone, probably fatal.]]



* Pride [[spoiler:what with all the giant mouths and eyes. And the anthropophagy. And the homunculus cannibalism]]. And all those {{Slasher Smile}}s after [[spoiler:eating Gluttony. EnfantTerrible indeed.]] More so in ''Brotherhood'' than the manga, since apparently Creator/StudioBONES learned a bit when they animated ''Anime/SoulEater''; he grins like Medusa.
** Especially in the anime, where he [[spoiler:absorbs Kimblee... alive.]] Worst part is, you watch it from [[spoiler:Kimblee's]] point of view, and [[spoiler:those jaws... those horrible jaws... then... CHOMP.]]
** And in the end, when [[spoiler:Kimblee reveals that he's still alive within Pride, because the sounds of all the people screaming in agony, non-stop, is like [[LovesTheSoundOfScreaming music to his ears]]]].
** [[spoiler:Don't forget, all of this is coming from a kid, whose first appearance is gushing over Ed. When you re-watch it, all of Selim's interactions prior to being found out as Pride are incredibly creepy.]]
* Here's one in the manga that is more psychological horror than a scary image, but still pretty scary. Riza discovers Pride's identity. Pride is [[spoiler:a LivingShadow of eyes and mouths]] and likes to rip people to shreds or eat them (that's the visually scary part). What makes it even scarier, is that Pride can basically appear [[ParanoiaFuel anywhere there's a shadow]], so for several scenes, Riza is paralyzed with terror [[ProperlyParanoid just by seeing a shadow near her]], as Pride could devour her at any time and could hear everything she said. Luckily, she is able to pass a coded message to Mustang and escape from this, but it's still pretty horrifying.
** Some chapters after that, the sight of him [[spoiler:controlling Al's armor from the inside, [[http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/Kerrah_photos/PrideAl.jpg with shadows and eyes spilling from every crack]]]].

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* Pride [[spoiler:what what with all the giant mouths and eyes. And the anthropophagy. And the homunculus cannibalism]]. cannibalism. And all those {{Slasher Smile}}s after [[spoiler:eating eating Gluttony. EnfantTerrible indeed.]] More so in ''Brotherhood'' than the manga, since apparently Creator/StudioBONES learned a bit when they animated ''Anime/SoulEater''; he grins like Medusa.
** Especially in the anime, where he [[spoiler:absorbs absorbs Kimblee... alive.]] Worst part is, you watch it from [[spoiler:Kimblee's]] Kimblee's point of view, and [[spoiler:those those jaws... those horrible jaws... then... CHOMP.]]
CHOMP.
** And in the end, when [[spoiler:Kimblee Kimblee reveals that he's still alive within Pride, because the sounds of all the people screaming in agony, non-stop, is like [[LovesTheSoundOfScreaming music to his ears]]]].
ears]].
** [[spoiler:Don't Don't forget, all of this is coming from a kid, whose first appearance is gushing over Ed. When you re-watch it, all of Selim's interactions prior to being found out as Pride are incredibly creepy.]]
creepy.
* Here's one in the manga that is more psychological horror than a scary image, but still pretty scary. Riza discovers Pride's identity. Pride is [[spoiler:a a LivingShadow of eyes and mouths]] mouths and likes to rip people to shreds or eat them (that's the visually scary part). What makes it even scarier, is that Pride can basically appear [[ParanoiaFuel anywhere there's a shadow]], so for several scenes, Riza is paralyzed with terror [[ProperlyParanoid just by seeing a shadow near her]], as Pride could devour her at any time and could hear everything she said. Luckily, she is able to pass a coded message to Mustang and escape from this, but it's still pretty horrifying.
** Some chapters after that, the sight of him [[spoiler:controlling controlling Al's armor from the inside, [[http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/Kerrah_photos/PrideAl.jpg with shadows and eyes spilling from every crack]]]].crack]].



* What happened in Hohenheim's backstory. [[spoiler:Realizing way too late that you may have made a ''huge'' mistake in helping your friend in the flask, just before everyone starts dropping like flies, an ENORMOUS eye opens up beneath you that sucks you in, and your body is disassembled while you shriek in fear and agony. And ''then'' waking up to discover that you're the only one still alive in your ENTIRE COUNTRY, have been manipulated into practically causing genocide and thus share responsibility of the horror - and ''then'' discovering you've become immortal and the souls of half of the inhabitants of your country are within you, screaming in pain, sorrow and anger ''every minute'']]? TheScream says it best.
** Add to that his realization that [[spoiler:because Homunculus was made from his blood, it mirrored his desires: When he was a slave, he wanted freedom and knowledge, at least subconsciously.]]
** [[spoiler:The sounds of Xerxes' end. You can hear people crying out in fear or pain as the transmutation spreads -- then a shock wave runs from the center of the circle, and the cries stop. Dead.]]
* The [[spoiler:Cyclops soldiers]], which look like the unholy spawn of the [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Mass-Produced Evas]] and an especially ugly zombie. The ''Brotherhood'' anime has them all awaken with a chorus of horrible screeching. Like millions of souls screaming of unexplainable torture. Equally disturbing is their tendency toward creepy giggling and PsychopathicManchild behavior which along with some of them calling for their parents strongly implies the ravenous monsters contain children's souls.
* When [[spoiler:Envy recreated his body using those said Cyclops soldiers. They basically devoured each other and then formed an abomination/blob]].
* A small but still frightening moment comes just before [[spoiler:Envy restores his body]]. Watching May run from all of the [[spoiler:mannequin soldiers]], with little to no help, looks like something out of a horror movie. If Envy had [[spoiler:waited to absorb the mannequins, since watching them eat May wouldn't be out of character at all for the little sadist]], then she would've been in for a rather gruesome fate.
* Father's 'true' form in chapter 97, [[spoiler: a black thing with huge eyes all over of his 'body', the mouth, and how the black goo-thingy came out of his body]].
* Chapter 102, when [[spoiler:the Homunculi ''force'' Roy to open the Gate, and he loses his eyesight ''even though he didn't do anything'']].
--> '''Mustang''': [[spoiler:"What are you talking about? Are you ''with me,'' Fullmetal?"]]
--> '''Ed''': [[spoiler:"Huh? What are you talking about..."]]
--> '''Mustang''': [[spoiler:"It's pitch black... I can't see a thing. Where are we? Can you see any lights?"]]

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* What happened in Hohenheim's backstory. [[spoiler:Realizing Realizing way too late that you may have made a ''huge'' mistake in helping your friend in the flask, just before everyone starts dropping like flies, an ENORMOUS eye opens up beneath you that sucks you in, and your body is disassembled while you shriek in fear and agony. And ''then'' waking up to discover that you're the only one still alive in your ENTIRE COUNTRY, have been manipulated into practically causing genocide and thus share responsibility of the horror - and ''then'' discovering you've become immortal and the souls of half of the inhabitants of your country are within you, screaming in pain, sorrow and anger ''every minute'']]? minute''? TheScream says it best.
** Add to that his realization that [[spoiler:because because Homunculus was made from his blood, it mirrored his desires: When he was a slave, he wanted freedom and knowledge, at least subconsciously.]]
subconsciously.
** [[spoiler:The The sounds of Xerxes' end. You can hear people crying out in fear or pain as the transmutation spreads -- then a shock wave runs from the center of the circle, and the cries stop. Dead.]]
Dead.
* The [[spoiler:Cyclops soldiers]], Cyclops soldiers, which look like the unholy spawn of the [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Mass-Produced Evas]] and an especially ugly zombie. The ''Brotherhood'' anime has them all awaken with a chorus of horrible screeching. Like millions of souls screaming of unexplainable torture. Equally disturbing is their tendency toward creepy giggling and PsychopathicManchild behavior which along with some of them calling for their parents strongly implies the ravenous monsters contain children's souls.
* When [[spoiler:Envy Envy recreated his body using those said Cyclops soldiers. They basically devoured each other and then formed an abomination/blob]].
abomination/blob.
* A small but still frightening moment comes just before [[spoiler:Envy Envy restores his body]]. body. Watching May run from all of the [[spoiler:mannequin soldiers]], mannequin soldiers, with little to no help, looks like something out of a horror movie. If Envy had [[spoiler:waited waited to absorb the mannequins, since watching them eat May wouldn't be out of character at all for the little sadist]], sadist, then she would've been in for a rather gruesome fate.
* Father's 'true' form in chapter 97, [[spoiler: a black thing with huge eyes all over of his 'body', the mouth, and how the black goo-thingy came out of his body]].
body.
* Chapter 102, when [[spoiler:the the Homunculi ''force'' Roy to open the Gate, and he loses his eyesight ''even though he didn't do anything'']].
anything''.
--> '''Mustang''': [[spoiler:"What "What are you talking about? Are you ''with me,'' Fullmetal?"]]
Fullmetal?"
--> '''Ed''': [[spoiler:"Huh? "Huh? What are you talking about..."]]
"
--> '''Mustang''': [[spoiler:"It's "It's pitch black... I can't see a thing. Where are we? Can you see any lights?"]]lights?"



** To be more specific, Ed and Al hear word of an alchemist named Jude, servant of a noble family, who has successfully performed Human Transmutation to bring back their daughter Rosalie after her untimely death. For this, he has to pay a toll of both his eyes, rendering him incapable of seeing the smiles return to his masters' faces. The kicker? [[spoiler:The Humbergang family is actually lying to him to spare his feelings. Not only did he fail to revive her daughter, they wind up adopting a young girl to pretend to be Rosalie in order to keep up the charade. Meanwhile, a room in the house now contains a bed hosting the zombified remains of what was brought back during the Human Transmutation. And given what we discover about Ed's attempt at reviving Trisha, it's not even the real Rosalie in that bed.]]
* Chapter 104. [[spoiler: Everyone is dead. ''Everyone''. Havoc? Breda? Falman? Fuery? They're dead. The Briggs soldiers in Central and in the East? Dead. Winry? Dead. Pinako? Dead. Gracia and Elysia? Dead. The Ishvalans, the people in Rush Valley, the Youswell coal miners, every cast member that has ever made an appearance in the series is dead, their souls stored inside a monster. Their bodies? Empty.]]
* Episode 61 "He Who Would Swallow God": [[spoiler:after Father absorbs God instead of the normal intro song we're shown everyone whose souls were taken in complete silence.]]
* In ''Brotherhood'', they show the Ishval Massacre. The parts that show the Ishvalan civilians being trapped in the city and mowed down mercilessly while they scream for help (particularly images of the ''children'' being shot to pieces) is very haunting. The music and DeliberatelyMonochrome effect do not help.
* [[spoiler:"What if I was to give birth to ''humans''?" The humans he means? ''Hohenheim's friends from Xerxes'', who are emaciated and barely conscious as they walk with a ZombieGait. The King is in there, still thinking that he is immortal. And then Father proceeds to nuke them all into oblivion. Those poor souls have been trapped for centuries in an endless torrent of crazed, screaming companions, only to abruptly obtain freedom-- giving them just enough time to see the world, and then be blown away to nothing.]]
** And that's only in the anime - the manga's version of this scene was '''''somehow even worse'''''. [[spoiler:Right before Father proceeds to vaporize the Xerxesians, you can see their bodies rapidly decomposing as they stumble about -- ''and they don't even seem to realize it the entire time''. Their [[EyeScream eyes begin]] ''[[EyeScream melting]]'' [[EyeScream out of their sockets]] and the King's jaw begins to fall off as he tries to talk to Hohenheim. Father reducing them all to ashes almost comes off like long overdue MercyKill for them.]]

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** To be more specific, Ed and Al hear word of an alchemist named Jude, servant of a noble family, who has successfully performed Human Transmutation to bring back their daughter Rosalie after her untimely death. For this, he has to pay a toll of both his eyes, rendering him incapable of seeing the smiles return to his masters' faces. The kicker? [[spoiler:The The Humbergang family is actually lying to him to spare his feelings. Not only did he fail to revive her daughter, they wind up adopting a young girl to pretend to be Rosalie in order to keep up the charade. Meanwhile, a room in the house now contains a bed hosting the zombified remains of what was brought back during the Human Transmutation. And given what we discover about Ed's attempt at reviving Trisha, it's not even the real Rosalie in that bed.]]
bed.
* Chapter 104. [[spoiler: Everyone is dead. ''Everyone''. Havoc? Breda? Falman? Fuery? They're dead. The Briggs soldiers in Central and in the East? Dead. Winry? Dead. Pinako? Dead. Gracia and Elysia? Dead. The Ishvalans, the people in Rush Valley, the Youswell coal miners, every cast member that has ever made an appearance in the series is dead, their souls stored inside a monster. Their bodies? Empty.]]
Empty.
* Episode 61 "He Who Would Swallow God": [[spoiler:after after Father absorbs God instead of the normal intro song we're shown everyone whose souls were taken in complete silence.]]
silence.
* In ''Brotherhood'', they show the Ishval Massacre. The parts that show the Ishvalan civilians being trapped in the city and mowed down mercilessly while they scream for help (particularly images of the ''children'' being shot to pieces) is very haunting. The music and DeliberatelyMonochrome effect do not help.
help.
* [[spoiler:"What "What if I was to give birth to ''humans''?" The humans he means? ''Hohenheim's friends from Xerxes'', who are emaciated and barely conscious as they walk with a ZombieGait. The King is in there, still thinking that he is immortal. And then Father proceeds to nuke them all into oblivion. Those poor souls have been trapped for centuries in an endless torrent of crazed, screaming companions, only to abruptly obtain freedom-- giving them just enough time to see the world, and then be blown away to nothing.]]
nothing.
** And that's only in the anime - the manga's version of this scene was '''''somehow even worse'''''. [[spoiler:Right Right before Father proceeds to vaporize the Xerxesians, you can see their bodies rapidly decomposing as they stumble about -- ''and they don't even seem to realize it the entire time''. Their [[EyeScream eyes begin]] ''[[EyeScream melting]]'' [[EyeScream out of their sockets]] and the King's jaw begins to fall off as he tries to talk to Hohenheim. Father reducing them all to ashes almost comes off like long overdue MercyKill for them.]]



* In chapter 106 of the manga, [[spoiler:Pride's body is slowly falling apart from forcing Roy to open the Gate. So what does he decide to do? He makes a cut on Ed's face and forces his shadow arms inside to take over Ed's body as a new container. You can see the shadows force their way inside and slowly spread across Ed's face and shoulders.]]
** The ''Brotherhood'' version, where he gives his speech, then [[spoiler:uncovers his eye to reveal that ''half his face is just a gaping hole into a raging storm of tormented, screaming souls''. And then some of his shadows stick out of where his eye socket should be!]] [[EyeScream OWOWOWOWOW.]] [[spoiler: It's heavily implied that Pride feels no pain from that.]]
** Pride is really, ''really'' angry in that scene. Moments before he tries to [[spoiler:take over Ed's body]], he ''screams'' furiously at him, with that creepy VoiceOfTheLegion of his.

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* In chapter 106 of the manga, [[spoiler:Pride's Pride's body is slowly falling apart from forcing Roy to open the Gate. So what does he decide to do? He makes a cut on Ed's face and forces his shadow arms inside to take over Ed's body as a new container. You can see the shadows force their way inside and slowly spread across Ed's face and shoulders.]]
shoulders.
** The ''Brotherhood'' version, where he gives his speech, then [[spoiler:uncovers uncovers his eye to reveal that ''half his face is just a gaping hole into a raging storm of tormented, screaming souls''. And then some of his shadows stick out of where his eye socket should be!]] be! [[EyeScream OWOWOWOWOW.]] [[spoiler: It's heavily implied that Pride feels no pain from that.]]
that.
** Pride is really, ''really'' angry in that scene. Moments before he tries to [[spoiler:take take over Ed's body]], body, he ''screams'' furiously at him, with that creepy VoiceOfTheLegion of his.



* In chapter 107, [[spoiler:Ed finally regains his right arm.]] This is a good thing, right? Except... if you look closely, you can see [[spoiler:there are now automail parts ''fused into his flesh'' where the arm regrew. Not to mention the fact that it looks like it belongs on a malnourished beggar, particularly in contrast to his other arm.]]
* Father's original form, [[spoiler:"The Dwarf In The Flask"]], because it seems like [[spoiler: he's the embodiment of pure evil, and you don't even expect or even know it]], more or less, is somewhat frightening.
* [[spoiler: Father getting trapped in the gate by Truth.]] The ''Brotherhood'' episode came out, and [[spoiler: watching Truth talking with a cold indifference while Father gets pulled in complete with him ''screaming and sobbing, asking for repentance'']].
* When Lust is burned [[spoiler:to death]] in episode 19. Dear ''God,'' that scene. [[spoiler:When Roy sets her alight the first two times she gasps in pain, then the third time we get a good look at what's left of her scorched face as she starts to scream. And then he does it again and again and ''again'' and she keeps screaming in utter agony. No doubt she deserves it, but ''damn'' is it hard to listen to.]]
** Just before Lust is [[spoiler:completely incinerated]], she lunges at Roy whilst roaring with rage. The [[https://shinmaru.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/lustcharging.jpg look on her face]] as she does so is ''[[NightmareFace terrifying]]''. It stands in sharp contrast to how calm and collected she usually is.
* Then there's [[spoiler:Envy's turn to get burnt. The man known as Roy ceased to exist for a few moments]], replaced by some wild primitive beast man that happened to look like him. [[spoiler:And one of the first things he does is set Envy's eyes on fire!]] [[EyeScream "How does it feel to have the liquid in your eyes boil?!"]] [[spoiler: Though he was talked back to his senses.]]

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* In chapter 107, [[spoiler:Ed Ed finally regains his right arm.]] arm. This is a good thing, right? Except... if you look closely, you can see [[spoiler:there there are now automail parts ''fused into his flesh'' where the arm regrew. Not to mention the fact that it looks like it belongs on a malnourished beggar, particularly in contrast to his other arm.]]
arm.
* Father's original form, [[spoiler:"The "The Dwarf In The Flask"]], Flask", because it seems like [[spoiler: he's the embodiment of pure evil, and you don't even expect or even know it]], it, more or less, is somewhat frightening.
* [[spoiler: Father getting trapped in the gate by Truth.]] Truth. The ''Brotherhood'' episode came out, and [[spoiler: watching Truth talking with a cold indifference while Father gets pulled in complete with him ''screaming and sobbing, asking for repentance'']].
repentance''.
* When Lust is burned [[spoiler:to death]] to death in episode 19. Dear ''God,'' that scene. [[spoiler:When When Roy sets her alight the first two times she gasps in pain, then the third time we get a good look at what's left of her scorched face as she starts to scream. And then he does it again and again and ''again'' and she keeps screaming in utter agony. No doubt she deserves it, but ''damn'' is it hard to listen to.]]
to.
** Just before Lust is [[spoiler:completely incinerated]], completely incinerated, she lunges at Roy whilst roaring with rage. The [[https://shinmaru.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/lustcharging.jpg look on her face]] as she does so is ''[[NightmareFace terrifying]]''. It stands in sharp contrast to how calm and collected she usually is.
* Then there's [[spoiler:Envy's Envy's turn to get burnt. The man known as Roy ceased to exist for a few moments]], moments, replaced by some wild primitive beast man that happened to look like him. [[spoiler:And And one of the first things he does is set Envy's eyes on fire!]] fire! [[EyeScream "How does it feel to have the liquid in your eyes boil?!"]] [[spoiler: Though he was talked back to his senses.]]



* The moment in chapter 107 when [[spoiler:Greedling punches God!Father in the eye and it shows ''his hand stuck in his [[EyeScream eye socket]]''. Nerves seem to be traveling from said eye-socket, under Greedling's skin, and up his arm, trying to take his Philosopher's Stone with him.]]
* Episode 41. The scene where Ed gets gored ''through the stomach'' by the beam. Edward's bone-chilling screams of pain as the Chimeras pulled it out of his stomach as he simultaneously healed himself. He was ''[[CastFromHitPoints burning through his soul]]'' to do so. This with him screaming in agony and trying desperately to [[{{Determinator}} focus through the pain]] for just long enough to seal his wound.
* ''The Sacred Star of Milos''. There was one hell of a cure for insomnia when [[spoiler:the man we thought to be LongLostSibling of Julie Crichton, Ashleigh, reveals that he was actually a former bodyguard who murdered her parents, ripped off skin with the tattoo of half the Milos transmutation circle and the face of her brother and ''grafted'' both of them to his body. This was just after he impaled her friend and his underling with a sword that opens up to drain their blood so it could fill the city wide 3-dimensional transmutation circle, and before he ''tore'' off skin with the tattoo from his body so he could match it up with the one on her body.]] And we later find out [[spoiler:not only was her real brother fully conscious when his face was ripped off, but he ''survived'' it when he appeared to give his identity thief a very painful death.]]
* The Gold Tooth Doctor's creepy SlasherSmile, from one of the most depraved characters in the series. [[spoiler:Not only did he make the failed Wrath-wouldbes monsters, the bastard slit Riza's throat, nearly killing her.]]
* While he is a bastard for being so willing to sacrifice most of Amestris just to become immortal and being a DirtyOldMan, General Raven really doesn't have any nightmarish qualities about him. However, one of the eyecatches of the episode wherein [[spoiler:he's killed by Olivier Mira Armstrong]] shows [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ZCjsPKtJo-Y/S9-VdSQnYvI/AAAAAAAABdU/80VZaOlpoS8/s1600/36-1.jpg Raven with this utterly sinister]] SlasherSmile, revealing his true nature.
* [[spoiler:The Liore Riot. Even after Cornello's defeat, Envy ended up impersonating him and used his charisma to turn the populace into a howling lynch mob obsessed with bring "the Father's word" to the world. Disagreements began, and what began as a simple riot became what is described as the ''single bloodiest conflict'' in the entire history of the world, full of massacres, destruction and ColdBloodedTorture. The fact that Liore is still around afterwards is nothing short than a miracle.]]
** It's even worse in ''Brotherhood'' than in the manga, since [[spoiler:we see the riots ''immediately'' start at the end of the episode, and there's a ''huge'' raging mob outside the church... Not helping is how ''[[NiceGirl Rosé]]'' of all characters tries to pull a gun on the Elric brothers for what they did]].
** [[spoiler:This isn't even the first time Envy has pulled this off. The powder keg that was the annexation of Ishval only fully into a war of extermination after Envy took the guise of a soldier who had been ''against the occupation'', offered a seemingly friendly smile to a child [[FridgeHorror to come across like the same guy]], then shot that child in cold blood. The fact he can do this kind of thing taking the visage of someone who's either been shamed or who would seem completely OOC doing what he intends to do with his look, yet still get all the desired effects is extremely frightening. Imagine your staunchly anti-war relative initiating a shootout at the local police department which goes so bad it sets an entire town into lockdown. '''[[ParanoiaFuel Envy can do that. In fact Envy gets his kicks that way.]]''']]
** In a smaller (but nonetheless completely horrifying) instance, [[spoiler:Envy uses this trick to get the drop on Hughes. Hughes had just escaped from Lust, seen through Envy's charade as Lt. Maria Ross, and palmed a knife to stab Envy with. Then Envy shapeshifts into Hughes' wife. The look of despair on his face right before he dies is heartbreaking. Well, except to Envy, who brags about it later on two separate occasions.]]
* Hughes' death, full-stop, from how ''sudden'' the scene was (in the manga, anyway; ''Brotherhood'' extended it a bit). [[spoiler:The last thing Hughes sees before he dies is something that looks exactly like his beloved wife, smiling as she is about to murder him. Contrary to how happy he usually is to see her, the look on his face right before Envy pulls the trigger is pure horror and despair, and then he's gone. That is the last face the reader sees him make alive. The next shot of him is ''his blood-soaked corpse'', still lying in the phone booth with Envy long gone.]]
** Not helping is how [[spoiler:Hughes had attempted to call Roy, only to get killed just before/as Roy answered the phone. Roy naturally freaks out after he calls Hughes's name and gets no answer for it, making for some in-universe NothingIsScarier.]]
* After Scar captures [[spoiler:Tim Marcoh]], he decides that it'll be easier to travel if [[spoiler:Marcoh can't be recognized, so he ''[[FacialHorror blows the skin of his face off]]'']], complete with lots of blood and a close-up of [[spoiler:Marcoh's]] eye between [[spoiler: his]] fingers that clearly shows ''[[{{Squick}} exposed muscle]]''. And [[spoiler:he's]] ''crying from the pain''. All of this happens without the slightest bit of warning beforehand.
* When Envy confirms to Mustang that [[spoiler:he's the one who killed Hughes - ''and then shifts into Gracia again'', just to rub in the fact that Hughes was killed by someone wearing the form of his beloved wife. It's really quite dreadful to watch the face of the normally kind and gentle Gracia wearing a huge, demented grin as her husband's killer babbles about how great the 'utter shock, the dumb confusion' on Hughes' face was as he died. Naturally, this slams down ''hard'' on Mustang's BerserkButton.]]

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* The moment in chapter 107 when [[spoiler:Greedling Greedling punches God!Father in the eye and it shows ''his hand stuck in his [[EyeScream eye socket]]''.socket''. Nerves seem to be traveling from said eye-socket, under Greedling's skin, and up his arm, trying to take his Philosopher's Stone with him.]]
]]
* Episode 41. The scene where Ed gets gored ''through the stomach'' by the beam. Edward's bone-chilling screams of pain as the Chimeras pulled it out of his stomach as he simultaneously healed himself. He was ''[[CastFromHitPoints burning through his soul]]'' to do so. This with him screaming in agony and trying desperately to [[{{Determinator}} focus through the pain]] for just long enough to seal his wound.
wound.
* ''The Sacred Star of Milos''. There was one hell of a cure for insomnia when [[spoiler:the the man we thought to be LongLostSibling of Julie Crichton, Ashleigh, reveals that he was actually a former bodyguard who murdered her parents, ripped off skin with the tattoo of half the Milos transmutation circle and the face of her brother and ''grafted'' both of them to his body. This was just after he impaled her friend and his underling with a sword that opens up to drain their blood so it could fill the city wide 3-dimensional transmutation circle, and before he ''tore'' off skin with the tattoo from his body so he could match it up with the one on her body.]] And we later find out [[spoiler:not not only was her real brother fully conscious when his face was ripped off, but he ''survived'' it when he appeared to give his identity thief a very painful death.]]
death.
* The Gold Tooth Doctor's creepy SlasherSmile, from one of the most depraved characters in the series. [[spoiler:Not Not only did he make the failed Wrath-wouldbes monsters, the bastard slit Riza's throat, nearly killing her.]]
her.
* While he is a bastard for being so willing to sacrifice most of Amestris just to become immortal and being a DirtyOldMan, General Raven really doesn't have any nightmarish qualities about him. However, one of the eyecatches of the episode wherein [[spoiler:he's he's killed by Olivier Mira Armstrong]] Armstrong shows [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ZCjsPKtJo-Y/S9-VdSQnYvI/AAAAAAAABdU/80VZaOlpoS8/s1600/36-1.jpg Raven with this utterly sinister]] SlasherSmile, revealing his true nature.
nature.
* [[spoiler:The The Liore Riot. Even after Cornello's defeat, Envy ended up impersonating him and used his charisma to turn the populace into a howling lynch mob obsessed with bring "the Father's word" to the world. Disagreements began, and what began as a simple riot became what is described as the ''single bloodiest conflict'' in the entire history of the world, full of massacres, destruction and ColdBloodedTorture. The fact that Liore is still around afterwards is nothing short than a miracle.]]
miracle.
** It's even worse in ''Brotherhood'' than in the manga, since [[spoiler:we we see the riots ''immediately'' start at the end of the episode, and there's a ''huge'' raging mob outside the church... Not helping is how ''[[NiceGirl Rosé]]'' Rosé'' of all characters tries to pull a gun on the Elric brothers for what they did]].
** [[spoiler:This This isn't even the first time Envy has pulled this off. The powder keg that was the annexation of Ishval only fully into a war of extermination after Envy took the guise of a soldier who had been ''against the occupation'', offered a seemingly friendly smile to a child [[FridgeHorror to come across like the same guy]], then shot that child in cold blood. The fact he can do this kind of thing taking the visage of someone who's either been shamed or who would seem completely OOC doing what he intends to do with his look, yet still get all the desired effects is extremely frightening. Imagine your staunchly anti-war relative initiating a shootout at the local police department which goes so bad it sets an entire town into lockdown. '''[[ParanoiaFuel Envy can do that. In fact Envy gets his kicks that way.]]''']]
]]'''
** In a smaller (but nonetheless completely horrifying) instance, [[spoiler:Envy Envy uses this trick to get the drop on Hughes. Hughes had just escaped from Lust, seen through Envy's charade as Lt. Maria Ross, and palmed a knife to stab Envy with. Then Envy shapeshifts into Hughes' wife. The look of despair on his face right before he dies is heartbreaking. Well, except to Envy, who brags about it later on two separate occasions.]]
occasions.
* Hughes' death, full-stop, from how ''sudden'' the scene was (in the manga, anyway; ''Brotherhood'' extended it a bit). [[spoiler:The The last thing Hughes sees before he dies is something that looks exactly like his beloved wife, smiling as she is about to murder him. Contrary to how happy he usually is to see her, the look on his face right before Envy pulls the trigger is pure horror and despair, and then he's gone. That is the last face the reader sees him make alive. The next shot of him is ''his blood-soaked corpse'', still lying in the phone booth with Envy long gone.]]
gone.
** Not helping is how [[spoiler:Hughes Hughes had attempted to call Roy, only to get killed just before/as Roy answered the phone. Roy naturally freaks out after he calls Hughes's name and gets no answer for it, making for some in-universe NothingIsScarier.]]
NothingIsScarier.
* After Scar captures [[spoiler:Tim Marcoh]], Tim Marcoh, he decides that it'll be easier to travel if [[spoiler:Marcoh Marcoh can't be recognized, so he ''[[FacialHorror blows the skin of his face off]]'']], off'']], complete with lots of blood and a close-up of [[spoiler:Marcoh's]] Marcoh's eye between [[spoiler: his]] his fingers that clearly shows ''[[{{Squick}} exposed muscle]]''. And [[spoiler:he's]] he's ''crying from the pain''. All of this happens without the slightest bit of warning beforehand.
beforehand.
* When Envy confirms to Mustang that [[spoiler:he's he's the one who killed Hughes - ''and then shifts into Gracia again'', just to rub in the fact that Hughes was killed by someone wearing the form of his beloved wife. It's really quite dreadful to watch the face of the normally kind and gentle Gracia wearing a huge, demented grin as her husband's killer babbles about how great the 'utter shock, the dumb confusion' on Hughes' face was as he died. Naturally, this slams down ''hard'' on Mustang's BerserkButton.]]



* When Scar is healed by his brother in Ishval, he is helped by Winry's parents and wakes up in a medical tent. In the last attack, he'd lost his armů so you can understand his confusion and horror when it looks like he woke up ''with his brother's arm in its place''. No wonder he had a major FreakOut.
* Episode 27, ''Interlude Party'', or Hohenheim's flashback/dream episode, just for how... ''[[MindScrew weird]]'' it is. It starts out normal enough, looking like a flashback to an old conversation between Hohenheim and Pinako at a party of some kind. [[spoiler:Then the younger Pinako makes reference to stuff she shouldn't know about yet (Ed and Al's transmutation attempt), Hohenheim starts fatalistically talking about how hopeless everything is while the other people there seemingly start dropping like flies, and Father randomly shows up at one point and attempts to give a BreakingSpeech to Pinako. And then he grabs her and ''rips her face off'', only for her to ''turn into Hohenheim''. And it's all interspersed with bits of previous episodes, just making it weirder.]] Sure, it's implied that Hohenheim may have drank himself to sleep, since there's a bottle next to him when he wakes up, but ''still''... It's one creepy BigLippedAlligatorMoment.

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* When Scar is healed by his brother in Ishval, he is helped by Winry's parents and wakes up in a medical tent. In the last attack, he'd lost his armů arm... so you can understand his confusion and horror when it looks like he woke up ''with his brother's arm in its place''. No wonder he had a major FreakOut.
FreakOut.
* Episode 27, ''Interlude Party'', or Hohenheim's flashback/dream episode, just for how... ''[[MindScrew weird]]'' it is. It starts out normal enough, looking like a flashback to an old conversation between Hohenheim and Pinako at a party of some kind. [[spoiler:Then Then the younger Pinako makes reference to stuff she shouldn't know about yet (Ed and Al's transmutation attempt), Hohenheim starts fatalistically talking about how hopeless everything is while the other people there seemingly start dropping like flies, and Father randomly shows up at one point and attempts to give a BreakingSpeech to Pinako. And then he grabs her and ''rips her face off'', only for her to ''turn into Hohenheim''. And it's all interspersed with bits of previous episodes, just making it weirder.]] Sure, it's implied that Hohenheim may have drank himself to sleep, since there's a bottle next to him when he wakes up, but ''still''... It's one creepy BigLippedAlligatorMoment.



* Shou Tucker's [[spoiler:reappearance as a chimera. His spine was ''fused to whatever animal he was combined with'' in a way that made his head look upside down.]] And the fact that Shou talks entirely in a WHISPER after this event.
* [[spoiler:Nina's death]]: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdTzcp1YLY8 "Edward, why does it hurt here?"]]
** Not to mention [[spoiler:the death itself]] is ''graphically'' shown on-screen, as opposed to cutting away after in the manga. We get to see ''all'' of the [[SarcasmMode beautiful]] [[{{Squick}} images]] of [[spoiler:Scar [[YourHeadAsplode blowing up]] Nina/Alexander, as well as her/their bloody remains on the wall]].

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* Shou Tucker's [[spoiler:reappearance reappearance as a chimera. His spine was ''fused to whatever animal he was combined with'' in a way that made his head look upside down.]] And the fact that Shou talks entirely in a WHISPER after this event.
* [[spoiler:Nina's death]]: Nina's death: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdTzcp1YLY8 "Edward, why does it hurt here?"]]
here?"]]
** Not to mention [[spoiler:the the death itself]] itself is ''graphically'' shown on-screen, as opposed to cutting away after in the manga. We get to see ''all'' of the [[SarcasmMode beautiful]] [[{{Squick}} images]] of [[spoiler:Scar Scar [[YourHeadAsplode blowing up]] up Nina/Alexander, as well as her/their bloody remains on the wall]].



* The time when [[spoiler:Wrath, pre-"awakening", accidentally fused himself with the bed.]] It's a bit like the TeleFrag article when you think about it.
** When he fuses himself with Sloth and [[spoiler:she is literally ''evaporating'' because Ed transmuted her into ethanol. The reaction with his body causes his skin to become permanently burned, and he tears free of her while screaming in pain.]]
* [[spoiler:Envy killing Ed via a blade through the chest with blood spewing everywhere. Top that off with a close up shot of Edward's pupils ''dilating'' as he finally dies.]] And Envy's freaking huge SlasherSmile as he was doing so.
* The MindScrew moment when you see the flashback of Izumi trying to bring her baby back to life: [[spoiler:It looks like the transmutation worked because her baby's body swells and actually starts ''crying'', but it actually failed, and she hands her child to the Gate. The creepy shadow arms grab it and ''yank it back through the Gate while it's still crying''. Izumi is shown remorsefully reaching out to her helpless baby as it is pulled away from her. When the Gate closes, she lets out a bloodcurdling scream.]]

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* The time when [[spoiler:Wrath, Wrath, pre-"awakening", accidentally fused himself with the bed.]] bed. It's a bit like the TeleFrag article when you think about it.
** When he fuses himself with Sloth and [[spoiler:she she is literally ''evaporating'' because Ed transmuted her into ethanol. The reaction with his body causes his skin to become permanently burned, and he tears free of her while screaming in pain.]]
pain.
* [[spoiler:Envy Envy killing Ed via a blade through the chest with blood spewing everywhere. Top that off with a close up shot of Edward's pupils ''dilating'' as he finally dies.]] And Envy's freaking huge SlasherSmile as he was doing so.
* The MindScrew moment when you see the flashback of Izumi trying to bring her baby back to life: [[spoiler:It It looks like the transmutation worked because her baby's body swells and actually starts ''crying'', but it actually failed, and she hands her child to the Gate. The creepy shadow arms grab it and ''yank it back through the Gate while it's still crying''. Izumi is shown remorsefully reaching out to her helpless baby as it is pulled away from her. When the Gate closes, she lets out a bloodcurdling scream.]]



* The death of [[spoiler:Basque Grand at the hands of Scar. After Scar deconstructs his gray matter with alchemy, blood shoots out of his ears, nose and eye sockets in slow motion.]]
* What happened to [[spoiler:Rose after she was captured]] during the raid on Lior.

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* The death of [[spoiler:Basque Basque Grand at the hands of Scar. After Scar deconstructs his gray matter with alchemy, blood shoots out of his ears, nose and eye sockets in slow motion.]]
motion.
* What happened to [[spoiler:Rose Rose after she was captured]] captured during the raid on Lior. Lior.



** An early chapter has the brothers investigating Shou Tucker's house. Know ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''? You'll be getting familiar vibes walking through the mansion, but not through zombies, you'll be looking at the files, and when you look at [[spoiler: Tucker's diary]], it's clear that ''he's lost it''.
** Near the end of the game, [[spoiler:Ed's contact with the Crimson Stone causes him to end up in a blank white void. His only guide are blinking red lights, and touching them allows him to see Crowley's memories of his slow and steady descent into complete madness after failing again and again to create the perfect Golem body to place his lover's soul into.]]
** In ''The Broken Angel'' (of which ''Elixir'' is a prequel to), [[spoiler: Carmilla melting into a human-shaped mass of inky-black goo. Her screams of pain and rage don't help matters.]]

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** An early chapter has the brothers investigating Shou Tucker's house. Know ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''? You'll be getting familiar vibes walking through the mansion, but not through zombies, you'll be looking at the files, and when you look at [[spoiler: Tucker's diary]], diary, it's clear that ''he's lost it''.
** Near the end of the game, [[spoiler:Ed's Ed's contact with the Crimson Stone causes him to end up in a blank white void. His only guide are blinking red lights, and touching them allows him to see Crowley's memories of his slow and steady descent into complete madness after failing again and again to create the perfect Golem body to place his lover's soul into.]]
into.
** In ''The Broken Angel'' (of which ''Elixir'' is a prequel to), [[spoiler: Carmilla melting into a human-shaped mass of inky-black goo. Her screams of pain and rage don't help matters.]]



* Envy's final form in ''Conqueror of Shamballa''. To put it into simple terms, [[spoiler: the movie has Envy as this ''enormous'' dragon-like serpent, with razor-sharp fangs, that can move at lightning-quick speeds and more or less relies on the single emotion of envy. This, and witnessing dragon!Envy chomping down on Hohenheim, all of Hohenheim's blood gushing out and then dripping out of dragon!Envy's mouth...]] ''Brrrr....''
* Envy and Hohenheim in the movie. Especially the whole hanging up there, having something pierced through your body, waiting for something finally to happen... Highly unsettling, especially considering the time period Hohenheim hung there ''in Envy's mouth''!
* The expression on Mustang's face as he [[spoiler:is ready to kill himself]] in the Ishbal flashback episode is nothing short of haunting.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIoIOKygOK0 Barry The Chopper.]] Unlike in the manga/''Brotherhood'' anime, his sadism is not only played seriously, it's also terrifying. In episode 8, he kidnaps both Winry and Ed. He has Ed tied to a chair with his automail arm taken off and has Winry BoundAndGagged. He graphically talks about how he likes slicing people into pieces and makes several [[NightmareFace nightmare faces]]. He slices Ed's arm and mentally tortures him while trying to murder him.

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* Envy's final form in ''Conqueror of Shamballa''. To put it into simple terms, [[spoiler: the movie has Envy as this ''enormous'' dragon-like serpent, with razor-sharp fangs, that can move at lightning-quick speeds and more or less relies on the single emotion of envy. This, and witnessing dragon!Envy chomping down on Hohenheim, all of Hohenheim's blood gushing out and then dripping out of dragon!Envy's mouth...]] ''Brrrr....''
* Envy and Hohenheim in the movie. Especially the whole hanging up there, having something pierced through your body, waiting for something finally to happen... Highly unsettling, especially considering the time period Hohenheim hung there ''in Envy's mouth''!
mouth''!
* The expression on Mustang's face as he [[spoiler:is is ready to kill himself]] himself in the Ishbal flashback episode is nothing short of haunting.
haunting.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIoIOKygOK0 Barry The Chopper.]] Unlike in the manga/''Brotherhood'' anime, his sadism is not only played seriously, it's also terrifying. In episode 8, he kidnaps both Winry and Ed. He has Ed tied to a chair with his automail arm taken off and has Winry BoundAndGagged. He graphically talks about how he likes slicing people into pieces and makes several [[NightmareFace nightmare faces]]. He slices Ed's arm and mentally tortures him while trying to murder him.



* Martel's death. [[spoiler:It's roughly the same as in the manga, but the most major difference is that the actual killing is shown from Al's point of view. Also, Al told her to hide in his armor to get away from Bradley/Pride.]]
* The way [[spoiler:Greed's body contorts when he dies. His eyes are bulging, his skin is dried up, and his mouth is agape as if he wants to scream but can't.]] Ed's scream of agony as [[spoiler:his dissolving body sinks into the floor]] makes it all the more chilling.
* [[spoiler:Hughes' death]] is only a little different in this version, but in a way that largely changes the atmosphere. [[spoiler:The part with Lust is mostly the same, it's when Hughes goes to use the phone in the lobby. The random girl he runs into is replaced with the Fuhrer's secretary, who is the anime's version of Sloth, who also tries to kill him. It gives it a kind of ParanoiaFuel feeling, like the homunculi can be anybody and anywhere, and there's nowhere to run.]]
* That horrible ''thing'' that Ed and Al made when attempting to revive their mother? It [[spoiler:lives on and eventually becomes Sloth]].
** In a flashback, the thing can be seen ''crawling around... it was able to MOVE!'' And then, [[spoiler:[[BigBad Dante]] got her hands on it]]...
* [[spoiler:Gluttony's monster form]] in the movie.
** [[spoiler:The fact that they ''[[NothingIsScarier never revealed how he turned out like that in the first place]]'']].
** In episode 50 of the series, Gluttony is unable to eat Alphonse in order to create the Philosopher's Stone due to his grief over [[spoiler: Lust's death]]. Envy becomes infuriated and Dante is annoyed with his inability to cooperate. So Dante activates the ouroboros tattoo on his tongue and erases it, reducing Gluttony to a mindless being whose only desire is to eat. This even shocks ''Envy'' who seems scared of Gluttony's "pure" form.
** [[spoiler:At the end of the series, Gluttony attacks Dante in the elevator as she tries to make her escape. When the doors open, all we see is a giant hole in the elevator floor. No blood, nothing. Whether Gluttony succeeded in eating his creator is left entirely unknown, doubling his appearance in the movie as FridgeHorror.]]
** [[spoiler: The point in the movie where Gluttony chomps down on poor Wrath. He is caught between Gluttony's jaws, and blood oozes from his mouth. As Gluttony drags Wrath further in, a horrible ''crunch'' is heard as Wrath screams out in pain. By the time Al transmutes them both, Wrath appears to already be dead. It's especially horrifying in the dub, where Luci Christian ''actually sounds as though she's in horrible agony as she speaks'']].

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* Martel's death. [[spoiler:It's It's roughly the same as in the manga, but the most major difference is that the actual killing is shown from Al's point of view. Also, Al told her to hide in his armor to get away from Bradley/Pride.]]
Bradley/Pride.
* The way [[spoiler:Greed's Greed's body contorts when he dies. His eyes are bulging, his skin is dried up, and his mouth is agape as if he wants to scream but can't.]] Ed's scream of agony as [[spoiler:his his dissolving body sinks into the floor]] floor makes it all the more chilling.
* [[spoiler:Hughes' death]] Hughes' death is only a little different in this version, but in a way that largely changes the atmosphere. [[spoiler:The The part with Lust is mostly the same, it's when Hughes goes to use the phone in the lobby. The random girl he runs into is replaced with the Fuhrer's secretary, who is the anime's version of Sloth, who also tries to kill him. It gives it a kind of ParanoiaFuel feeling, like the homunculi can be anybody and anywhere, and there's nowhere to run.]]
run.
* That horrible ''thing'' that Ed and Al made when attempting to revive their mother? It [[spoiler:lives lives on and eventually becomes Sloth]].
Sloth.
** In a flashback, the thing can be seen ''crawling around... it was able to MOVE!'' And then, [[spoiler:[[BigBad Dante]] [[BigBad Dante got her hands on it]]...
* [[spoiler:Gluttony's Gluttony's monster form]] form in the movie.
** [[spoiler:The The fact that they ''[[NothingIsScarier never revealed how he turned out like that in the first place]]'']].
place'']].
** In episode 50 of the series, Gluttony is unable to eat Alphonse in order to create the Philosopher's Stone due to his grief over [[spoiler: Lust's death]].death. Envy becomes infuriated and Dante is annoyed with his inability to cooperate. So Dante activates the ouroboros tattoo on his tongue and erases it, reducing Gluttony to a mindless being whose only desire is to eat. This even shocks ''Envy'' who seems scared of Gluttony's "pure" form.
** [[spoiler:At At the end of the series, Gluttony attacks Dante in the elevator as she tries to make her escape. When the doors open, all we see is a giant hole in the elevator floor. No blood, nothing. Whether Gluttony succeeded in eating his creator is left entirely unknown, doubling his appearance in the movie as FridgeHorror.]]
FridgeHorror.
** [[spoiler: The point in the movie where Gluttony chomps down on poor Wrath. He is caught between Gluttony's jaws, and blood oozes from his mouth. As Gluttony drags Wrath further in, a horrible ''crunch'' is heard as Wrath screams out in pain. By the time Al transmutes them both, Wrath appears to already be dead. It's especially horrifying in the dub, where Luci Christian ''actually sounds as though she's in horrible agony as she speaks'']].speaks''.



** Not to mention the ''reason'' he was naked; the sacrifice he made for human transmutation to bring back his lover/[[spoiler:Lust]]? It's strongly implied to have been ''his own genitals''. [[GroinAttack OUCH.]]
* Eckhart and her Thule Society mooks in the movie crossing the Gate over into Amestris... and subsequently getting themselves transformed by whatever the hell's in there. The viewers can even ''see'' said mooks practically screaming as the Gate morphs them. [[spoiler:When Hughes shoots a heavily mutated Eckhart on the return trip, it comes across as a blessing.]]
* [[spoiler:Lyra's death]]. We never see it happen, but we ''do'' see the end results. [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe They're NOT pretty]].
* King Bradley [[spoiler:revealing himself to be a homunculus]] is way more chilling and foreboding in the 2003 anime, certainly helped by the fact that in this version, [[spoiler:TheReveal is much later in the series, and Bradley's true identity as the homunculus Pride had not even been foreshadowed. It's a much more terrifying version of the above mentioned change to Hughes' death, as it not only gives the idea that the homunculi can be everywhere and nobody is safe... but they also have [[ParanoiaFuel so much hidden influence]] that ''the leader of the country'' is one of them]].
-->'''King Bradley:''' (''to Marta'') Your agile moves won't work against ''me'', snake chimera. [[spoiler:[[WhamLine I have the Ultimate Eye]]]]!
* Lust attacking Scar in the Central Library. The difference here is, instead of sporting her usual smirk, Lust instead goes into an almost doll-like, wide-eyed SlasherSmile, and it is ''[[http://i.imgur.com/qJk6RAC.png unsettling]]''.

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** Not to mention the ''reason'' he was naked; the sacrifice he made for human transmutation to bring back his lover/[[spoiler:Lust]]? lover/Lust? It's strongly implied to have been ''his own genitals''. [[GroinAttack OUCH.]]
* Eckhart and her Thule Society mooks in the movie crossing the Gate over into Amestris... and subsequently getting themselves transformed by whatever the hell's in there. The viewers can even ''see'' said mooks practically screaming as the Gate morphs them. [[spoiler:When When Hughes shoots a heavily mutated Eckhart on the return trip, it comes across as a blessing.]]
blessing.
* [[spoiler:Lyra's death]].Lyra's death. We never see it happen, but we ''do'' see the end results. [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe They're NOT pretty]].
* King Bradley [[spoiler:revealing revealing himself to be a homunculus]] homunculus is way more chilling and foreboding in the 2003 anime, certainly helped by the fact that in this version, [[spoiler:TheReveal TheReveal is much later in the series, and Bradley's true identity as the homunculus Pride had not even been foreshadowed. It's a much more terrifying version of the above mentioned change to Hughes' death, as it not only gives the idea that the homunculi can be everywhere and nobody is safe... but they also have [[ParanoiaFuel so much hidden influence]] influence that ''the leader of the country'' is one of them]].
-->'''King Bradley:''' (''to Marta'') Your agile moves won't work against ''me'', snake chimera. [[spoiler:[[WhamLine [[WhamLine I have the Ultimate Eye]]]]!
Eye]]!
* Lust attacking Scar in the Central Library. The difference here is, instead of sporting her usual smirk, Lust instead goes into an almost doll-like, wide-eyed SlasherSmile, and it is ''[[http://i.imgur.com/qJk6RAC.png unsettling]]''.



** Not helping is how they just... stare blankly at everything, don't react to anything at all, and seem unable to move or speak. Even after Tucker attempts to [[spoiler:use Al's Philosopher's Stone]] to "finish" them, they're ''still'' like that. It's straight out of the UncannyValley, and it's even more wrong considering how [[CheerfulChild cheerful]] the original Nina was.

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** Not helping is how they just... stare blankly at everything, don't react to anything at all, and seem unable to move or speak. Even after Tucker attempts to [[spoiler:use use Al's Philosopher's Stone]] Stone to "finish" them, they're ''still'' like that. It's straight out of the UncannyValley, and it's even more wrong considering how [[CheerfulChild cheerful]] the original Nina was.


** Kimblee's death deserves a special mention. He is first impaled by Scar in a duel at Liore and just when you thought he was already done with, Kimblee crawls with the last of his remaining strength towards Al and transforms him into a walking time bomb. All while literally having his intestines blown apart, spewing blood from his mouth and unleashing one of the most disturbing [[NightmareFace Nightmare Faces]] in the series. The man was so nihilistic and hell-bent on turning Alphonse's hollow armor into a bomb that he didn't even care what would happen to himself. And just to add more nightmarish undertones into his twisted philosophy on humanity and its pointlessness, Kimblee deliberately makes his armor into reacting slowly with oxygen, just so Al could realize with time how pointless his efforts have been. Holy shit.

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** Kimblee's death deserves a special mention. He is first impaled by Scar in a duel at Liore and just when you thought he was already done with, Kimblee crawls with the last of his remaining strength towards Al and transforms him into a walking time bomb. All while literally having his intestines blown apart, spewing blood from his mouth and unleashing one of the most disturbing [[NightmareFace Nightmare Faces]] in the series. The man was so nihilistic and hell-bent on turning Alphonse's hollow armor into a bomb that he didn't even care what would happen to himself. And just to add more nightmarish undertones into his twisted philosophy on humanity and its pointlessness, Kimblee deliberately makes his armor into reacting slowly with oxygen, just so Al could realize with time how pointless his efforts have been.been. And then he dies believing that no one could ever save him. Holy shit.


** Kimblee's death deserves a special mention. He is first impaled by Scar in a duel at Liore and just when you thought he was already done with, Kimblee crawls with the last of his remaining strength towards Al and transforms him into a walking time bomb. All while literally having his intestines blown apart, spewing blood from mouth and unleashing one of the most disturbing [[NightmareFace Nightmare Faces]] in the series. The man was so nihilistic and hell-bent on turning Alphonse's hollow armor into a bomb that he didn't even care what would happen to himself. And just to add more nightmarish undertones into his twisted philosophy on humanity and its pointlessness, Kimblee deliberately makes his armor into reacting slowly with oxygen, just so Al could realize with time how pointless his efforts have been. Holy shit.

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** Kimblee's death deserves a special mention. He is first impaled by Scar in a duel at Liore and just when you thought he was already done with, Kimblee crawls with the last of his remaining strength towards Al and transforms him into a walking time bomb. All while literally having his intestines blown apart, spewing blood from his mouth and unleashing one of the most disturbing [[NightmareFace Nightmare Faces]] in the series. The man was so nihilistic and hell-bent on turning Alphonse's hollow armor into a bomb that he didn't even care what would happen to himself. And just to add more nightmarish undertones into his twisted philosophy on humanity and its pointlessness, Kimblee deliberately makes his armor into reacting slowly with oxygen, just so Al could realize with time how pointless his efforts have been. Holy shit.


** Speaking of Kimblee, like Barry the Chopper mentioned below, he is ''much'' more horrifying in the first anime and considering the [[BlueAndOrangeMorality Blue and Orange Morality]] of the ''Brotherhood'' counterpart, that's really saying something. In the Ishbal flashback early on in the series, Kimblee is seen blowing up whole buildings with a Philosopher's Stone and ''laughing maniacally''. And remember, this guy actually influenced Barry to become the serial killer he is now.

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** Speaking of Kimblee, like Barry the Chopper mentioned below, he is ''much'' more horrifying in the first anime and considering the [[BlueAndOrangeMorality Blue and Orange Morality]] of the ''Brotherhood'' counterpart, that's really saying something. In the Ishbal flashback early on in the series, Kimblee is seen blowing up whole entire buildings with a Philosopher's Stone and ''laughing maniacally''. And remember, this guy actually influenced Barry to become the serial killer he is now.now.
** Kimblee's death deserves a special mention. He is first impaled by Scar in a duel at Liore and just when you thought he was already done with, Kimblee crawls with the last of his remaining strength towards Al and transforms him into a walking time bomb. All while literally having his intestines blown apart, spewing blood from mouth and unleashing one of the most disturbing [[NightmareFace Nightmare Faces]] in the series. The man was so nihilistic and hell-bent on turning Alphonse's hollow armor into a bomb that he didn't even care what would happen to himself. And just to add more nightmarish undertones into his twisted philosophy on humanity and its pointlessness, Kimblee deliberately makes his armor into reacting slowly with oxygen, just so Al could realize with time how pointless his efforts have been. Holy shit.


* [[spoiler:Nina's death]] in the first anime: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdTzcp1YLY8 "Edward, why does it hurt here?"]]

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* [[spoiler:Nina's death]] in the first anime: death]]: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdTzcp1YLY8 "Edward, why does it hurt here?"]]



* When Edward comes across the crime scene of one of Barry the Chopper's victims... Upon accidentally pulling the cover off her body, its position reminds Ed of the transmutation attempt on Trisha, and he gets a flashback of its [[NightmareFace horrible, pulsating face]], causing him to [[HeroicBSOD (understandably) scream and pass out]] from remembering that.

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* When Edward comes across the crime scene of one of Barry the Chopper's victims... victims. Upon accidentally pulling having the cover taken off her body, its position reminds Ed of the transmutation attempt on Trisha, and he gets a flashback of its [[NightmareFace horrible, pulsating face]], causing him to [[HeroicBSOD (understandably) scream and pass out]] from remembering that.it.



* The chimera that Cornello put together to resemble Rosé's lover.
* The time when [[spoiler:Wrath, pre-"awakening", accidentally fused himself with the bed...]] It's a bit like the TeleFrag article when you think about it.

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* The chimera that Cornello put together to resemble Rosé's Rose's lover.
* The time when [[spoiler:Wrath, pre-"awakening", accidentally fused himself with the bed...bed.]] It's a bit like the TeleFrag article when you think about it.



* The MindScrew moment when you see the flashback of Izumi trying to bring her baby back to life: [[spoiler:It looks like the transmutation worked because her baby's body swells and actually starts ''crying'', but it actually failed, and she places her child at the Gate. The creepy shadow arms grab it and ''yank it back through the Gate while it's still crying''. Izumi is shown remorsefully reaching out to her helpless baby as it is pulled away from her. When the Gate closes, she lets out a bloodcurdling scream.]]

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* The MindScrew moment when you see the flashback of Izumi trying to bring her baby back to life: [[spoiler:It looks like the transmutation worked because her baby's body swells and actually starts ''crying'', but it actually failed, and she places hands her child at to the Gate. The creepy shadow arms grab it and ''yank it back through the Gate while it's still crying''. Izumi is shown remorsefully reaching out to her helpless baby as it is pulled away from her. When the Gate closes, she lets out a bloodcurdling scream.]]



** Speaking of Kimblee, like Barry the Chopper mentioned below, he is ''much'' more horrifying in the first anime and considering the [[BlueAndOrangeMorality Blue and Orange Morality]] of the ''Brotherhood'' counterpart, that's really saying something. In the Ishval flashback early on in the series, Kimblee is seen blowing up whole buildings with a Philosopher's Stone and ''laughing maniacally''. And remember, this guy actually influenced Barry to become the serial killer he is now.

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** Speaking of Kimblee, like Barry the Chopper mentioned below, he is ''much'' more horrifying in the first anime and considering the [[BlueAndOrangeMorality Blue and Orange Morality]] of the ''Brotherhood'' counterpart, that's really saying something. In the Ishval Ishbal flashback early on in the series, Kimblee is seen blowing up whole buildings with a Philosopher's Stone and ''laughing maniacally''. And remember, this guy actually influenced Barry to become the serial killer he is now.



* What happened to [[spoiler:Rosé after she was captured]] during the raid on Lior.

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* What happened to [[spoiler:Rosé [[spoiler:Rose after she was captured]] during the raid on Lior.



** Lujon attempts to save a small boy from the disease with Alchemy at one point. The poor kid pretty much ''exploded''. While ''screaming'' in agony.
** Also something of a TearJerker, but, at the end of the episode, ''the entire town'' has gotten infected with the illness. Their bodies are all shown on-screen, and seeing all of them with the [[BodyHorror rocky skin]] is just flat-out horrifying.
* The whole thing with being stuck inside the Gate. Wrath described it pretty well. Stuck there. Sentient. No way to escape. And now let's think about Al's body being there, surrounded by all those eyes...
* Envy's final form in ''Conqueror of Shamballa''. To put it into simple terms, [[spoiler: the movie has Envy as this ''enormous'' dragon-like serpent, with razor-sharp fangs, that can move at lightning-quick speeds and more or less relies on the single emotion of envy. This, and witnessing Dragon!Envy chomping down on Hohenheim, all of Hohenheim's blood gushing out and then dripping out of Dragon!Envy's mouth...]] ''Brrrr....''
* Envy and Hohenheim in the movie. Especially the whole hanging up there, having something pierced through your body, waiting for finally something to happen... Highly unsettling, especially considering the time period Hohenheim hung there ''in Envy's mouth''!

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** Lujon attempts to save a small boy from the disease with Alchemy alchemy at one point. The poor kid pretty much ''exploded''. While ''screaming'' in agony.
** Also something of a TearJerker, but, at the end of the episode, ''the entire town'' has gotten become infected with the illness. Their bodies are all shown on-screen, and seeing all of them with the [[BodyHorror rocky skin]] is just flat-out horrifying.
* The whole thing with being stuck inside the Gate. Wrath described it pretty well. well: Stuck there. Sentient. No way to escape. And now let's think about Al's body being there, surrounded by all those eyes...
* Envy's final form in ''Conqueror of Shamballa''. To put it into simple terms, [[spoiler: the movie has Envy as this ''enormous'' dragon-like serpent, with razor-sharp fangs, that can move at lightning-quick speeds and more or less relies on the single emotion of envy. This, and witnessing Dragon!Envy dragon!Envy chomping down on Hohenheim, all of Hohenheim's blood gushing out and then dripping out of Dragon!Envy's dragon!Envy's mouth...]] ''Brrrr....''
* Envy and Hohenheim in the movie. Especially the whole hanging up there, having something pierced through your body, waiting for finally something finally to happen... Highly unsettling, especially considering the time period Hohenheim hung there ''in Envy's mouth''!



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIoIOKygOK0 Barry The Chopper.]] Unlike in the manga/''Brotherhood'' anime, his sadism is not only played seriously, it's terrifying. In episode 8, he kidnaps both Winry and Ed. He has Ed tied to a chair with his automail arm taken off and has Winry BoundAndGagged. He graphically talks about how he likes slicing people into pieces and makes several [[NightmareFace nightmare faces]]. He slices Ed's arm and mentally tortures him while trying to murder him.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIoIOKygOK0 Barry The Chopper.]] Unlike in the manga/''Brotherhood'' anime, his sadism is not only played seriously, it's also terrifying. In episode 8, he kidnaps both Winry and Ed. He has Ed tied to a chair with his automail arm taken off and has Winry BoundAndGagged. He graphically talks about how he likes slicing people into pieces and makes several [[NightmareFace nightmare faces]]. He slices Ed's arm and mentally tortures him while trying to murder him.



* [[spoiler:Hughes's death]] is only a little different in this version, but in a way that largely changes the atmosphere. [[spoiler:The part with Lust is mostly the same, it's when Hughes goes to call on the phone in the lobby. The random girl he runs into is replaced with the Fuhrer's secretary, who is the anime's version of Sloth, who also tries to kill him. It gives it a kind of ParanoiaFuel feeling, like the Homunculi can be anybody and anywhere, and there's nowhere to run.]]

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* [[spoiler:Hughes's [[spoiler:Hughes' death]] is only a little different in this version, but in a way that largely changes the atmosphere. [[spoiler:The part with Lust is mostly the same, it's when Hughes goes to call on use the phone in the lobby. The random girl he runs into is replaced with the Fuhrer's secretary, who is the anime's version of Sloth, who also tries to kill him. It gives it a kind of ParanoiaFuel feeling, like the Homunculi homunculi can be anybody and anywhere, and there's nowhere to run.]]



** In episode 50 of the series, Gluttony is unable to digest Alphonse in order to create the Philosopher's Stone due to his grief over [[spoiler: Lust's death]]. Envy becomes infuriated and Dante is annoyed with his inability to cooperate. So Dante activates the oroborus tattoo on his tongue and erases it, wiping his mind and reducing Gluttony to a mindless whose only desire is to eat. This even shocks ''Envy'' who seems scared of Gluttony's "pure" form.
** [[spoiler:At the end of the series, Gluttony attacked Dante and she tried to transmute him to defend herself. He ate her before she could complete the transmutation. This could be [[FridgeHorror insinuated]] as being the result.]]
** [[spoiler:The point where Gluttony chomps down on poor Wrath. Especially in the dub, where Luci Christian ''actually sounds as though she's in horrible agony as she speaks'']].
* Scar's older brother is revealed to have suffered SanitySlippage. The combination of his lover's death, failing to revive her through human transmutation, and the imposing threat of a war on his home eventually pushed him over the edge. Using his own body, he planned to create a Philosopher's Stone out of Ishval's people during the massacre. He wandered out onto the battlefield completely naked with AxCrazy eyes and tears streaming down his face as Scar watched in horror. It didn't end well.

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** In episode 50 of the series, Gluttony is unable to digest eat Alphonse in order to create the Philosopher's Stone due to his grief over [[spoiler: Lust's death]]. Envy becomes infuriated and Dante is annoyed with his inability to cooperate. So Dante activates the oroborus ouroboros tattoo on his tongue and erases it, wiping his mind and reducing Gluttony to a mindless being whose only desire is to eat. This even shocks ''Envy'' who seems scared of Gluttony's "pure" form.
** [[spoiler:At the end of the series, Gluttony attacked attacks Dante and in the elevator as she tried tries to transmute him to defend herself. He ate make her before she could complete escape. When the transmutation. This could be [[FridgeHorror insinuated]] as being doors open, all we see is a giant hole in the result.elevator floor. No blood, nothing. Whether Gluttony succeeded in eating his creator is left entirely unknown, doubling his appearance in the movie as FridgeHorror.]]
** [[spoiler:The [[spoiler: The point in the movie where Gluttony chomps down on poor Wrath. Especially He is caught between Gluttony's jaws, and blood oozes from his mouth. As Gluttony drags Wrath further in, a horrible ''crunch'' is heard as Wrath screams out in pain. By the time Al transmutes them both, Wrath appears to already be dead. It's especially horrifying in the dub, where Luci Christian ''actually sounds as though she's in horrible agony as she speaks'']].
* Scar's older brother is revealed to have suffered SanitySlippage. The combination of his lover's death, failing to revive her through human transmutation, and the imposing threat of a war on his home eventually pushed him over the edge. Using his own body, he planned to create a Philosopher's Stone out of Ishval's Ishbal's people during the massacre. He wandered out onto the battlefield completely naked with AxCrazy eyes and tears streaming down his face as Scar watched in horror. It didn't end well.



* Eckhart and her Thule Society mooks in the movie crossing the Gate over into Amestris... and subsequently getting themselves transformed by whatever the hell's in there. The viewers could even ''see'' said mooks practically screaming as the Gate morphs them. [[spoiler:When Hughes shoots a heavily mutated Eckhart on the return trip, it comes across as a blessing.]]

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* Eckhart and her Thule Society mooks in the movie crossing the Gate over into Amestris... and subsequently getting themselves transformed by whatever the hell's in there. The viewers could can even ''see'' said mooks practically screaming as the Gate morphs them. [[spoiler:When Hughes shoots a heavily mutated Eckhart on the return trip, it comes across as a blessing.]]



* King Bradley [[spoiler:revealing himself to be a homunculus]] is way more chilling and foreboding in this version, certainly helped by the fact that in this version, [[spoiler:TheReveal was much later in the series, and Bradley's true identity as the Homunculus Pride had not even been foreshadowed. It's a much more terrifying version of the above mentioned change to Hughes' death, as it not only gives the idea that the Homunculi can be everywhere and nobody is safe... but they have [[ParanoiaFuel so much hidden influence]] that ''the leader of the country'' is one of them]].
-->'''King Bradley:''' (''to Marta'') Your agile moves won't work against ''me'', snake-chimera. [[spoiler:[[WhamLine I have the Ultimate Eye]]]]!
* Lust attacking Scar in the Central Library. The difference here is the entire time instead of sporting her usual smirk, Lust instead goes into an almost doll-like, wide-eyed SlasherSmile, and it is ''[[http://i.imgur.com/qJk6RAC.png unsettling]]''.

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* King Bradley [[spoiler:revealing himself to be a homunculus]] is way more chilling and foreboding in this version, the 2003 anime, certainly helped by the fact that in this version, [[spoiler:TheReveal was is much later in the series, and Bradley's true identity as the Homunculus homunculus Pride had not even been foreshadowed. It's a much more terrifying version of the above mentioned change to Hughes' death, as it not only gives the idea that the Homunculi homunculi can be everywhere and nobody is safe... but they also have [[ParanoiaFuel so much hidden influence]] that ''the leader of the country'' is one of them]].
-->'''King Bradley:''' (''to Marta'') Your agile moves won't work against ''me'', snake-chimera.snake chimera. [[spoiler:[[WhamLine I have the Ultimate Eye]]]]!
* Lust attacking Scar in the Central Library. The difference here is the entire time is, instead of sporting her usual smirk, Lust instead goes into an almost doll-like, wide-eyed SlasherSmile, and it is ''[[http://i.imgur.com/qJk6RAC.png unsettling]]''.


* [[spoiler:Shou Tucker]] himself. The very thought that a man could [[spoiler:transmute his ''wife'' and later his ''5-year-old daughter'' and her dog into a chimera]] is just nauseating in all sorts of ways. From [[spoiler:Nina]]'s garbled speech, ''she wasn't even fully aware of what had happened''. And then [[spoiler:Scar shows up and {{Mercy Kill}}s her]].

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* [[spoiler:Shou Tucker]] himself. The very thought that a man could [[spoiler:transmute his ''wife'' and later his ''5-year-old daughter'' and her dog into a chimera]] is just nauseating in all sorts of ways. From [[spoiler:Nina]]'s garbled speech, ''she wasn't even fully aware of what had happened''. Worse yet, remember, the chimera is half dog. Its hard to tell how much of her understanding is [[spoiler: Nina]], or her pet. And then [[spoiler:Scar shows up and {{Mercy Kill}}s her]].

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*** Also, notice when Ling is making the deal? We can see him grab and bite one of them!


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[[caption-width-right:350:[[CameBackWrong You probably don't want a hug from her.her...]]]]


* Episode 61 "He Who Would Swallow God": [[spoiler:after Father absorbs God instead of the normal intro song we're shown everyone who's souls were taken in complete silence.]]

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* Episode 61 "He Who Would Swallow God": [[spoiler:after Father absorbs God instead of the normal intro song we're shown everyone who's whose souls were taken in complete silence.]]


* Ed's nightmare after [[spoiler:Nina's death]] is turned UpToEleven in the ''Brotherhood'' anime. It features [[spoiler:a front view of the NightmareFace of Resurrected!Trisha, while in the manga, it's only Normal!Trisha with BloodFromTheMouth]]. What made it infinitely worse is that he tried to play it off as [[NotSoDifferent Not So Different]].

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* Ed's nightmare after [[spoiler:Nina's death]] is turned UpToEleven in the ''Brotherhood'' anime. It features [[spoiler:a front view of the NightmareFace of Resurrected!Trisha, the resurrected "Trisha", while in the manga, it's only Normal!Trisha living Trisha with BloodFromTheMouth]]. What made it infinitely worse is that he tried to play it off as [[NotSoDifferent Not So Different]].


[[caption-width-right:350:[[CameBackWrong You probably don't want a hug from her.]] [[labelnote:Spoiler]][[TheReveal Thank heavenly Christ it's NOT their mother. Of course, does what it]] ''[[TheReveal really is]]'' [[TheReveal give much comfort?]][[/labelnote]]]]

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* Father's original form, [[spoiler: "The Dwarf In The Flask"]],because it seems like [[spoiler: he's the embodiment of pure evil, and you don't even expect or even know it]], more or less, is somewhat frightening.

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* Father's original form, [[spoiler: "The [[spoiler:"The Dwarf In The Flask"]],because Flask"]], because it seems like [[spoiler: he's the embodiment of pure evil, and you don't even expect or even know it]], more or less, is somewhat frightening.



* Then there's [[spoiler: Envy's turn to get burnt. The man known as Roy ceased to exist for a few moments]], replaced by some wild primitive beast man that happened to look like him. [[spoiler:And one of the first things he does is set Envy's eyes on fire!]] [[EyeScream "How does it feel to have the liquid in your eyes boil?!"]] [[spoiler: Though he was talked back to his senses.]]

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* Then there's [[spoiler: Envy's [[spoiler:Envy's turn to get burnt. The man known as Roy ceased to exist for a few moments]], replaced by some wild primitive beast man that happened to look like him. [[spoiler:And one of the first things he does is set Envy's eyes on fire!]] [[EyeScream "How does it feel to have the liquid in your eyes boil?!"]] [[spoiler: Though he was talked back to his senses.]]



* The moment in chapter 107 when [[spoiler: Greedling punches God!Father in the eye and it shows ''his hand stuck in his [[EyeScream eye socket]]''. Nerves seem to be traveling from said eye-socket, under Greedling's skin, and up his arm, trying to take his philosopher's stone with him.]]

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* The moment in chapter 107 when [[spoiler: Greedling [[spoiler:Greedling punches God!Father in the eye and it shows ''his hand stuck in his [[EyeScream eye socket]]''. Nerves seem to be traveling from said eye-socket, under Greedling's skin, and up his arm, trying to take his philosopher's stone Philosopher's Stone with him.]]



* ''The Sacred Star of Milos''. There was one hell of a cure for insomnia when [[spoiler: the man we thought to be LongLostSibling of Julie Crichton, Ashleigh, reveals that he was actually a former bodyguard who murdered her parents, ripped off skin with the tattoo of half the Milos transmutation circle and the face of her brother and ''grafted'' both of them to his body. This was just after he impaled her friend and his underling with a sword that opens up to drain their blood so it could fill the city wide 3 dimensional transmutation circle, and before he ''tore'' off skin with the tattoo from his body so he could match it up with the one on her body.]] And we later find out [[spoiler: not only was her real brother fully conscious when his face was ripped off, but he ''survived'' it when he appeared to give his identity thief a very painful death.]]
* The Gold Tooth Doctor's creepy SlasherSmile, from one of the most depraved characters in the series. [[spoiler: Not only did he make the failed Wrath-wouldbes monsters, the bastard slit Riza's throat, nearly killing her.]]
* While he is a bastard for being so willing to sacrifice most of Amestris just to become immortal and being a DirtyOldMan, General Raven really doesn't have any nightmarish qualities about him. However, one of the eyecatches of the episode wherein [[spoiler: he's killed by Olivier Mira Armstrong]] shows [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ZCjsPKtJo-Y/S9-VdSQnYvI/AAAAAAAABdU/80VZaOlpoS8/s1600/36-1.jpg Raven with this utterly sinister]] SlasherSmile, revealing his true nature.
* [[spoiler:The Liore Riot. Even after Cornello's defeat, Envy ended up impersonating him and used his charisma to turn the populace into a howling lynch mob obsessed with bring "the Father's word" to the world. Disagreements began, and what began as a simple riot became what is described as the ''single bloodiest conflict'' in the entire history of the world, full of massacres, destruction and ColdBloodedTorture. The fact that Liore is still around afterwords is nothing short than a miracle.]]

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* ''The Sacred Star of Milos''. There was one hell of a cure for insomnia when [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the man we thought to be LongLostSibling of Julie Crichton, Ashleigh, reveals that he was actually a former bodyguard who murdered her parents, ripped off skin with the tattoo of half the Milos transmutation circle and the face of her brother and ''grafted'' both of them to his body. This was just after he impaled her friend and his underling with a sword that opens up to drain their blood so it could fill the city wide 3 dimensional 3-dimensional transmutation circle, and before he ''tore'' off skin with the tattoo from his body so he could match it up with the one on her body.]] And we later find out [[spoiler: not [[spoiler:not only was her real brother fully conscious when his face was ripped off, but he ''survived'' it when he appeared to give his identity thief a very painful death.]]
* The Gold Tooth Doctor's creepy SlasherSmile, from one of the most depraved characters in the series. [[spoiler: Not [[spoiler:Not only did he make the failed Wrath-wouldbes monsters, the bastard slit Riza's throat, nearly killing her.]]
* While he is a bastard for being so willing to sacrifice most of Amestris just to become immortal and being a DirtyOldMan, General Raven really doesn't have any nightmarish qualities about him. However, one of the eyecatches of the episode wherein [[spoiler: he's [[spoiler:he's killed by Olivier Mira Armstrong]] shows [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ZCjsPKtJo-Y/S9-VdSQnYvI/AAAAAAAABdU/80VZaOlpoS8/s1600/36-1.jpg Raven with this utterly sinister]] SlasherSmile, revealing his true nature.
* [[spoiler:The Liore Riot. Even after Cornello's defeat, Envy ended up impersonating him and used his charisma to turn the populace into a howling lynch mob obsessed with bring "the Father's word" to the world. Disagreements began, and what began as a simple riot became what is described as the ''single bloodiest conflict'' in the entire history of the world, full of massacres, destruction and ColdBloodedTorture. The fact that Liore is still around afterwords afterwards is nothing short than a miracle.]]



** In a smaller (but nonetheless completely horrifying) instance, [[spoiler: Envy uses this trick to get the drop on Hughes. Hughes had just escaped from Lust, seen through Envy's charade as Lt. Maria Ross, and palmed a knife to stab Envy with. Then Envy shapeshifts into Hughes' wife. The look of despair on his face right before he dies is heartbreaking. Well, except to Envy, who brags about it later on two separate occasions.]]
* Hughes' death, full-stop, from how ''sudden'' the scene was (in the manga, anyway; ''Brotherhood'' extended it a bit). [[spoiler: The last thing Hughes sees before he dies is something that looks exactly like his beloved wife, smiling as she is about to murder him. Contrary to how happy he usually is to see her, the look his face right before Envy pulls the trigger is pure horror and despair, and then he's gone. That is the last face the reader sees him make alive. The next shot of him is ''his blood-soaked corpse'', still lying in the phone booth with Envy long gone.]]

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** In a smaller (but nonetheless completely horrifying) instance, [[spoiler: Envy [[spoiler:Envy uses this trick to get the drop on Hughes. Hughes had just escaped from Lust, seen through Envy's charade as Lt. Maria Ross, and palmed a knife to stab Envy with. Then Envy shapeshifts into Hughes' wife. The look of despair on his face right before he dies is heartbreaking. Well, except to Envy, who brags about it later on two separate occasions.]]
* Hughes' death, full-stop, from how ''sudden'' the scene was (in the manga, anyway; ''Brotherhood'' extended it a bit). [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The last thing Hughes sees before he dies is something that looks exactly like his beloved wife, smiling as she is about to murder him. Contrary to how happy he usually is to see her, the look on his face right before Envy pulls the trigger is pure horror and despair, and then he's gone. That is the last face the reader sees him make alive. The next shot of him is ''his blood-soaked corpse'', still lying in the phone booth with Envy long gone.]]



* After Scar captures [[spoiler: Tim Marcoh]], he decides that it'll be easier to travel if [[spoiler: Marcoh can't be recognized, so he ''[[FacialHorror blows the skin of his face off]]'']], complete with lots of blood and a close-up of [[spoiler: Marcoh's]] eye between [[spoiler: his]] fingers that clearly shows ''[[{{Squick}} exposed muscle]]''. And [[spoiler: he's]] ''crying from the pain''. All of this happens without the slightest bit of warning beforehand.
* When Envy confirms to Mustang that [[spoiler: he's the one who killed Hughes - ''and then shifts into Gracia again'', just to rub in the fact that Hughes was killed by someone wearing the form of his beloved wife. It's really quite dreadful to watch the face of the normally kind and gentle Gracia wearing a huge, demented grin as her husband's killer babbles about how great the 'utter shock, the dumb confusion' on Hughes' face was as he died. Naturally, this slams down ''hard'' on Mustang's BerserkButton.]]

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* After Scar captures [[spoiler: Tim [[spoiler:Tim Marcoh]], he decides that it'll be easier to travel if [[spoiler: Marcoh [[spoiler:Marcoh can't be recognized, so he ''[[FacialHorror blows the skin of his face off]]'']], complete with lots of blood and a close-up of [[spoiler: Marcoh's]] [[spoiler:Marcoh's]] eye between [[spoiler: his]] fingers that clearly shows ''[[{{Squick}} exposed muscle]]''. And [[spoiler: he's]] [[spoiler:he's]] ''crying from the pain''. All of this happens without the slightest bit of warning beforehand.
* When Envy confirms to Mustang that [[spoiler: he's [[spoiler:he's the one who killed Hughes - ''and then shifts into Gracia again'', just to rub in the fact that Hughes was killed by someone wearing the form of his beloved wife. It's really quite dreadful to watch the face of the normally kind and gentle Gracia wearing a huge, demented grin as her husband's killer babbles about how great the 'utter shock, the dumb confusion' on Hughes' face was as he died. Naturally, this slams down ''hard'' on Mustang's BerserkButton.]]



** The incident weighs on both men so much that Roy has to ask for 30 seconds to recouperate and get back up and Hughes gives him that time, neither man moving a muscle. The sun was down at the start of the 30 seconds. It was up again by the time they finished. That's a hell of a weight to carry on your shoulders. It also makes it look pretty freaky when Roy, Maes, Gracia, and some walking soldiers seen in a far shot from above are the only ones moving in the train station scene afterward.

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** The incident weighs on both men so much that Roy has to ask for 30 seconds to recouperate recuperate and get back up and Hughes gives him that time, neither man moving a muscle. The sun was down at the start of the 30 seconds. It was up again by the time they finished. That's a hell of a weight to carry on your shoulders. It also makes it look pretty freaky when Roy, Maes, Gracia, and some walking soldiers seen in a far shot from above are the only ones moving in the train station scene afterward.

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