Top 10 Best Fullmetal Alchemist/Brotherhood Episodes

Fullmetal Alchemist refers to 2 anime series based on the same manga: Fullmetal Alchemist in 2003 and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood in 2009. Both series follow the alchemist brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric, who are searching for the philosopher's stone to restore their bodies, while uncovering an ancient conspiracy.
The Top Ten
1 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 19 - Death of the Undying

This is Roy Mustang when he is most badass. I might not like this Lust, but Mustang really showed just what he was capable of. Also, Riza's breakdown was brilliant.

This episode HAD to happen. The show was making it very clear he was strong but was avoiding it. So when it was shown, it had to be epic, and it was.

Roy was badass.
Riza was played brilliantly.
Alphonse was developed.
Lust was defeated.
Plus, a cliffhanger with Hohenheim.

They don't get any better than this.

2 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 63 - The Other Side of the Gateway

The final showdown, and it was brilliant. Every idea the characters gave was stunningly smart and unpredictable. A bit too happy of an ending, but still great.

His journey finally over, Hohenheim passes away happy in front of the grave of Tricia.

3 Fullmetal Alchemist Episode 3 - Mother

This episode is the core of this series. It shows the relationship between the Elrics and their mother, and why they couldn't live without her. It's emotional and the best way to start the story of how it all began.

4 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 25 - Doorway of Darkness

This episode has such a feeling of dread. The Homunculi are winning. Ed and Ling are trapped. There is no way out. It makes you want to see what will happen next. Envy's true form is also gloriously horrific.

5 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 64 - Journey's End

The ending was so good, I actually cried just because of how good it was.

One of the most satisfying series finales ever.

6 Fullmetal Alchemist Episode 13 - Fullmetal vs. Flame

This episode doesn't need to exist, but it's too funny to leave off. We never really get to see Roy Mustang being goofy, so this was a nice change. Also, the subplot with the dog was priceless.

Amazing comedy pacing, character development, great fight scene, soundtrack... Just a beautiful episode.

It's such a cool fun filler. Just watch it for yourself and see why.

7 Fullmetal Alchemist Episode 27 - Teacher

Izumi never got to shine in Brotherhood, but here, her character has amazing quality. She's brash, yet kind. She really cares about the Elrics but is angry that she taught them to make the same mistake. Great episode, great character.

8 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 60 - Eye of Heaven, Gateway of Earth

Wrath takes down legions of soldiers, a whole tank, and Scar himself in one of the best fights.

9 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 54 - Beyond the Inferno

Lots of deep discussion about the forgiving nature of humanity, ending with a satisfying death for Envy.

Mustang vs. Envy, Armstrong vs. Sloth, Izumi, Buccaneer, and the ending scene...

10 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 4 - An Alchemist's Anguish

"Nina" + "Alexander"
Must be fusion summoned and cannot be special summoned in other ways. Fusion cannot be reversed in any way. Nina and Alexander cannot return from the graveyard until the end of the game. This card's effect is also activated in the graveyard.

Shou Tucker is a great dad and loves his daughter and pet dog.

Ed punching Tucker was one of the most well-deserved ever.

The Contenders
11 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 52 - Combined Strength

Alphonse finally uses a Philosopher's Stone to fight Pride and Kimblee in one of the best action scenes.

12 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 20 - Father Before the Grave

Ed's determination is almost frightening. He will push until he can't push anymore just to make sure he can help his brother. It's a great episode to showcase how strong Ed really is.

13 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 26 - Reunion

Ed goes through the gate of truth and sees Al's body, inspiring him with motivation.

Amazing action, I almost cried at the end... purely the best in my opinion.

14 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 10 - Separate Destinations
15 Fullmetal Alchemist Episode 25 - Words of Farewell

Hughes' death in 2003 is beyond tragic. This character is built up so well throughout the series, but this episode takes the cake with his origin story, giving Roy the support he needs.

Hughes' death is one of the most emotional FMA moments, and it was done much better in the original. You actually had a strong connection to Hughes, so it hurt that much more when he died. We will all miss you, Maes Hughes.

Why do so many Sonny Strait roles have to die?

16 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 40 - The Dwarf in the Flask
17 Fullmetal Alchemist Episode 15 - The Ishbal Massacre

These poor people. This is a great war story and a brilliantly written episode. I especially love the scenes where you see Mustang. You can see the moral struggle in his face, but he can't stop what he's doing because of treason. Absolutely great.

18 Fullmetal Alchemist Episode 7 - Night of the Chimera's Cry

This episode showed how twisted people can be and just how much they can hurt others. Controversial pick, but make of it what you will.

Easily my pick. This was the episode that got me hooked.

Amazing. This is what I would call amazing material.

19 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 28 - Father

One of the main themes of this series is: how much would you sacrifice to achieve your ambitions? Ling makes the ultimate decision.

20 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 22 - Backs in the Distance

A true masterpiece of television, anime or otherwise. Winry's temptation, Scar's tragic backstory, and the underlying theme of wrath, to name a few. This single episode is one of the greatest 25 minutes in all of entertainment and should not be ignored.

Most likely the greatest episode of either version of Fullmetal Alchemist. Edward convincing Winry is such a beautiful moment.

I don't usually cry. The emotional tension was 98 percent successful at making me tear up.

21 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 23 - Girl on the Battlefield

That fight with Ling, Lan Fan, Wrath, and Gluttony was awesome.

22 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 2 - The First Day
23 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Episode 15 - Envoy from the East
24 Fullmetal Alchemist Episode 1 - Those Who Challenge The Sun
25 Fullmetal Alchemist Episode 37 - The Flame Alchemist, The Bachelor Lieutenant, and the Mystery of Warehouse 13

This is my favorite episode of all because of how hilarious the entire thing was. It might not have dealt with much important story, but I was dying of laughter throughout the entire thing. From trying to find Havoc a girlfriend to figuring out what scared Fuery and Falman, this is the episode I watch over and over again and still manage to laugh every time. My favorite part of it is that after Havoc leaves the Armstrong mansion, he is not there mentally for the entirety of what's left of the episode. Plus, the episode has Black Hayate in it. How much better can it get?

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