Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 8 — The Fifth Laboratory
Published December 7, 2011
Outside the lab, Al fights Barry the Chopper, and Ed faces Slicer inside. It is revealed that both opponents are souls of murderers affixed to armor. Ed struggles in his battle when his automail arm malfunctions, the result of Winry forgetting to add a small bolt back in Resembool. Ed is particularly troubled when his opponent turns out to be a pair of brothers, each controlling a different part of the armor. Al initially has the advantage in his fight, until Barry suggests that Al never existed and was just a doll made by Ed. Al contemplates this as a possibility, since Ed had previously mentioned to Al that he had something he was afraid to tell him. Ed manages to defeat Slicer by using Scar's destruction technique, but before he can get any information from the two brothers, they are killed by Lust and Envy. Ed demands to know who they are and tries to use alchemy, but his automail arm breaks and he gets knocked out by Envy. Outside, Barry almost gets the upper hand on Al, but he is saved by the arrival of Ross and Brosh. Envy and Lust destroy the lab to cover up the evidence of the Philosopher's Stone, but not before carrying Ed outside and handing him over to Ross and Brosh, commenting that he is an "important sacrifice."