Fullmetal Alchemist

Season 3 Episode 1

Her Reason

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Aired Saturday 12:00 AM May 07, 2005 on Cartoon Network
9.0
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Rush Valley: the Automail capital of the world. Here the sight of metal limbs is commonplace. While browsing through the village, Ed, Al and Winry meet a tough girl named Paninya. With her right arm and legs made of a special automail, she can hold her own in a fight. Watching her, Winry asks herself a tough question: Why stick with Ed if he doesn't seem to care about her?moreless

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  • This is what got me in to the whole show!

    9.0
    Ed, Al, and Winry go to a city to find out that its holding an arm wrestling match. Ed wants to take part in it, but the judges make a joke about his height. When Ed is fighting the guy, he uses Alchemy to wim. Then AL askes him if he did, he says yes and Winry hits him. Then the guys who were holding the match ended using it, so Winry hits them to. She sees that one of the contestants got hurt, so she goes over and tries to confert her. Paninya tells Winry that she was doing that to show everyone that the guy who did her arm was the best Blacksmith in town. So to build back her confedence, she has her chalenge Ed in a test. She takes his watch and sees if he can catch her. She almost wins it, but Ed catches her in time. Then later on in the episode, the Blacksmith tells Paninya that she didn't need to prove any thing. Ed, AL, and Winry leave to conitue their adventure.moreless
  • this shows another dimension towards Winry\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s character

    8.5
    I think that this really shows another side of Winry instead of the stupid girl who loves automail...i think her character supporting Ed and Al is very special in this episode. Also Ed and Al seem to be influenced by her reactions towards to keep on trying to hel the Ed and Al
Cynthia Cranz

Cynthia Cranz

Paninya

Guest Star

Craig Dvorak

Craig Dvorak

Additional Voices

Guest Star

Jamie Perez

Jamie Perez

Additional Voices

Guest Star

Gwendolyn Lau

Gwendolyn Lau

Sciezka

Recurring Role

Christopher R. Sabat

Christopher R. Sabat

Maj. Alex Louis Armstrong

Recurring Role

Eric Vale

Eric Vale

Additional Voices

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • If you look closely the man with General Hakuro when he visits Roy Mustang is Frank Archer a character who is officially introduced three episodes later.

    • Manga vs. Anime:
      1) Paninya stole Ed's watch; Winry didn't give it to her.
      2) Ed was the only one who cheated at the automail arm-wrestling competition after his height was insulted and wasn't caught.

    • Look Carefully:
      The man who enters Dominic's automail store has a large stack of cash sticking out of his shirt pocket. At the automail arm-wresting contest, the man makes a snide comment about Paninya's automail. The huge stack of money is no longer in his pocket, although his mechanical arm does not appear to be different from the one he had earlier in the automail store.

    • Look Carefully:
      In the first shot of Dominic's shop there's a wanted poster for Lieutenant Yoki, the greedy officer from Youswell.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Paninya: You know, when you can't win by using your legs, there's always Alchemy!
      Ed: Screw you!

    • Contest Barker: No, I couldn't possibly ask this shrimp... to take on the champ!
      Ed: I'm not a shrimp!
      Contest Barker: Whoa, you're a pretty feisty shrimp, aren't you? Looks like you salvaged that auto-mail from the bottom of a scrap heap!
      Winry: Alphonse... let go of your brother.

    • Winry: Ed, did you use Alchemy?
      Ed: Yeah...
      (Winry beats Ed with her Wrench)

    • Winry: Hi, it's a real pleasure to meet you, sir! I'm Winry Rockbell visiting from Risembool. I'm an auto-mail mechanic too!
      Dominic: (Panicking) Did you say you're a Rockbell out of Risembool? Are you related to Pinako?!
      (An image of a younger, taller Pinako laughing maniacally pops into Dominic's mind)
      Dominic: The Leopardess of Risembool! ...I can still hear the bone-chilling laugh!

    • Ed: Damnit! She's like a freakin' cat!

    • Winry: Edward, if you lose I'll kick your ass!

    • Mustang: I'm on my way to the top. You coming with me?
      Hawkeye: You know the answer to that.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Reference to England:
      The invoice that Lt. Ross hands Mustang from the Elrics mentions "Modern Britain" on the form letter accompanying the invoice.

      The full text of the letter is as follows:

      "Dear Colonel Roy Mustang,

      Please have the HQ pay all the bills for my hospitalization, medication, food, etc. This section, by featuring a number of objects of special from the contemporary collection of the Science Museum, shows how broad and multi-faceted the contribution modern Britain is making to science and technology, and also sheds light on the Science Museum's policy.

      Thanks,
      Edward Elric"

      Britain was also mentioned in episode 6, "The Alchemy Exam".

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