Van Hohenheim is a major character of action-sci fi anime Fullmetal Alchemist is a ancient and extremely powerful Alchemist who had tragic past and connection with Father. Ishvalan refugees crowding around Ed in the ruins of Xerxes, from Episode 18: The Arrogant Palm of a Small Human; AstroNerdBoy. Nakei. Why did the Dwarf in the Flask give Hohenheim half of Xerxes souls? Although one does learn … Jan 17, 2010 4:27 AM. I always thought Hohenheim got half the souls because he was standing in the middle of the transmutation circle. In the 2003 anime series, he is voiced by Masashi Ebarain the Japanese version of the anime, and by Scott McNeil in the English version of the anime. I understand that Transmutation Arrays, the circle on Mustang's gloves, etc. The king of Xerxes asked, "Is immortality possible or not?" :< #2. After the King creates a massive transmutation circle around Xerxes, the circle is activated, with Hohenheim and the homunculus secretly in its center. Now, while the Dwarf's transmutation circle was said to have spanned the Xerxian city/country, and wiped out the Xerxian civilization, it's unlikely to have actually killed every other Xerxian besides Hohenheim. Golden hair, golden eyes, skin of the desert – another child of Xerxes. "Then the homunculus give the king of Xerxes the ingredients to get immortality, to build a giant transmutation circle around the country." However, one of the most intriguing parts of the show is the transmutation circle, which plays a crucial role for the alchemists. Close. Posted by 9 months ago. As we see in Episode 40 of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, the King of Xerxes, manipulated by Father to conduct the ritual, ordered the construction of a canal around his kingdom which took years to complete. Hohenheim discovers Father now has human body, and both carry half of the Xerxes populace within their separate Stones. He was also the father of Edward Elric, Alphonse Elric and Envy. Offline Joined: Jan 2010 Posts: 73 Just as usual, I dig the animation. The circle is nearing completion, the final remaining point of bloodshed is the fortress Briggs, which has been assaulted by a very much outmatched Drachman force. A Human Transmutation Circle. There is a lot of symbolism and arcane logos that one comes across while watching or reading Fullmetal Alchemist. Could the Transmutation Circle in Xerxes be reused even if it wasn't partially destroyed? The homunculus presents the King of Xerxes with what it claims is the secret to immortality. Transmutation Circle Edit. But things changed when the Homunculus told the King of Xerxes the secret to immortality would cost the lives of everyone within the empire and gained his blessing to create a Nationwide Transmutation Circle with an inner circle to keep whoever's in it safe while allowing them to absorb the countless lives made into a philosopher's stone. (Hohenheim has nightmares – nightmares of his two children with their Xerxesian hair and Xerxesian eyes and Xerxesian names getting swept up into that ancient transmutation circle and he snaps awake and goes to the porch and weeps.) are capable of being reused. Father tricks the king into creating a nationwide transmutation circle, and then sacrifices the entire population save himself and Hohenheim. Hohenheim ran away, wound up in Xing, and may have invented alkahestry. Why did they have to make up for the waste of time last episode with this? But does the same physics stand for a large scale transmutation circle used for sinister acts? Additionally, though no machines or equipment is needed to produce the energy necessary for transmutation, merely understanding the sequence of transmutation and the limitations of Equivalent Exchange is not enough. 3. Only the final part, after the Xerxes transmutation circle was activated was adequately paced. 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