|Before the Portal|
|Title||Before the Portal|
|Japan Release Date||December 12, 2009|
|U.S.A. Release Date||June 7, 2011|
|Preceded by||Chapter 101: The Fifth Human Sacrifice|
|Followed by||Chapter 103: For Whom?|
Father discusses the irony behind the works of the 'Truth', who took Ed's way to 'stand by himself' and his 'only family', Al's body so he 'cannot feel the mother's warmth as he craved', Izumi's 'capacity to nurture the seed of life' and, now, with Mustang, coming full circle, 'depriving the man who had a grand vision to save his country of his eyesight, denying him to see what his beloved nation will become'.