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Episode 16: Footsteps of a Comrade-in-Arms (2009 series)

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Footsteps of a Comrade-in-Arms
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Series Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Episode number 16
Title Footsteps of a Comrade-in-Arms
Japan airdate July 19, 2009
U.S.A. airdate July 23, 2009 (online stream)
May 30, 2010
Run time 0:24:40
Language Japanese/English
Subtitles English
Preceded by The Envoy From the East
Followed by Cold Flame

After learning of Hughes’s fate, Ed and Al are ravaged by sadness and guilt. Envy still hides in plain sight among the State Alchemists, and another Homunculus is on the verge of infiltrating their ranks as well.

Episode NotesEdit

  • This episode is adapted from content in Chapter 34: The Footsteps of a War Comrade, Chapter 35: The Sacrificial Lamb and Chapter 36: Alchemist in Distress.
  • The Transmutation Circles that appear in the background of this episode's title card are the circle on Alex Louis Armstrong's gauntlets and a simple circle.
  • Lan Fan's mask is shown completely restored in this episode after being destroyed in the previous one. In the manga, it's Alphonse who rebuilds her a mask, but in the anime it's implied that she possibly carries spares and replaced it herself.
  • Also missing is a scene on the train involving Ed, Al, and Winry learning that Ling is only 15 years old, a fact that greatly upsets Ed (both because Ling appears more mature and is taller than him). When Edward calls Ling a freak for his appearance, Lan Fan and Fu attack him from their hiding spot, the roof of the train.
  • There are some difference's from the manga about how Ed, Al and Winry get to know about Hughes' death.
    • Winry follows Ed and Al to see Hughes instead of splitting up, as in the anime.
    • In the manga, all three of them read about Hughes' death, and Ross being suspected. In the anime, they all get to know by various people; Ed and Al by Ross, and Winry by Mrs. Hughes.
    • In the manga, 2nd Lt. Ross is already suspected for murder and doesn't even talk to the Elrics.

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