Fullmetal Alchemist

Season 1 Episode 7

Night of the Chimera's Cry

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Aired Saturday 12:00 AM Dec 18, 2004 on Cartoon Network
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Now that Edward is an official State Alchemist, the brothers can begin their quest to restore their bodies. However, something about Tucker's chimera experiments begin to trouble Ed. As he investigates, Ed begins to see a sinister side to alchemy. Now he and Al must stop a friend from committing the unthinkable.moreless

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  • This episode is pivotal, a tearjerker, and full of character development (well more than you'd expect from a thirty minute episode). Fullmetal Alchemist displays true drama can exist in a cartoon as it deals with loss and the lessons it teaches.moreless

    10
    The "Night of the Chimera's Cry" is so appropriate of a name. We meet Scar (though we don't know his name yet) who in his own way is a Chimera. He's a mixture of human and a living killing curse. Tucker tries to show Ed they are joined in their pursuit of Alchemy. We see the Chimera Tucker makes. Each of these three entities presents a different type / version of two joined objects and in their own ways - a Chimera.



    The episode continues to draw us into the home life of Nina and her father, Shou Tucker. We meet them in the previous episode when Ed and Al lived there for a month before taking the alchemist exam.



    These two episodes, while able to stand on their own, do tell of a complete story. In the first part, Ed has to complete the alchemist test and Tucker needs to re-qualify to continue as a research alchemist. We can compare how these two great alchemists, who both perform life / human alchemy, deal with their own challenges. Ed shows a maturity beyond his years - gained only at the expense of his brother's body and his own limbs.



    Tucker, though - even with his own loss, is willing to do what Ed now rejects, which is to use another living being to solve his problems.



    Ed attempts to save his new friend - who is part of the Chimera, but fear drives her off where we again meet Scar and finally discover his ability, curse, and purpose.



    This episode is pivotal, a tearjerker, and full of character development (well more than you'd expect from a thirty minute episode). Again, Fullmetal Alchemist displays true drama can exist in a cartoon (via anime). It is for those who can deal with the loss and the lessons it teaches. It is another MUST see episode for any Fullmetal Alchemist fan.moreless
  • Goodbye, Nina...

    10
    Saddest episodes of the series include Mother, Words of Farewell, and Night of the Chimera's Cry. I'd say out of those three, this episode is the second saddest. No other episode has mad me cry harder than Words of Farewell. That's the one where Envy murders Hughes. Anyway, Ed has just passed his Alchemy Exam. He and Al come home to the Tuckers' place, and find the picture Nina had drawn for her mother burnt up in the fireplace. Shou had told the three of them he would mail it to her. So what's up now? Ed and Al go to the basement, where Shou is working on a new experiment. A talking chimera. The beast comes over to Ed, and calls him Big Brother. Ed forces a weak smile, and pats her on the head. Al still hasn't figured out what's going on, so he's overly excited. Then Ed asks him where Nina and Alexander have gone. Then Al realizes that Shou combined their DNA to make the chimera. Ed, who is mortified over what Shou has done to Nina, begins to beat him to a bloody pulp, but is stopped by Nina. Then that nosy Brigadeer General comes down to the basement, arrests Shou, and takes Nina away for experiments. Ed follows the truck, and riggs the road so it topples over. Nina manages to escape into a dark alley, only to be killed by Scar.moreless
  • One of the saddest episodes ever to air on the show!

    9.0
    This episode was without a doubt, one of the most painful and sad episodes to watch throughout the entire show. It was well done, but I really wish that they didn't have to kill of Nina.



    The storyline in this episode was incredibly sad, I had tears in my eyes the first time I watched it. In farther seasons, like season 4, they brought the whole situation with Tucker trying to bring back Nina with the philosophers stone. But personally, I wish they had rather left that whole idea out of the show, it's very sad.



    I still liked some parts about the episode, like some of the humor, like when Ed finally got his watch but the dog it from him, and Ed chased him around the yard XD It was also interesting to Ed with his little 'flashback' of his Mother.



    This episode is still worth watching though, just bring some tissues with you to the TV!moreless
  • Ed is officially now a State Alchemist: The Fullmetal Alchemist! But Ed soon begins to discover a sinister side to alchemy, and a close friend may be in danger. Ed also encounters an odd scarred man. "Episode 7: Night of the Chimera's Cry -moreless

    10
    One of the best episodes of the series, Episode 7 had me crying like a baby. Ed is now officially THE Fullmetal Alchemist and feels proud, but he soon finds the dark side of alchemy through a series of events that eventually conclude with Tucker committing the ultimate sin, apart from a human transmutation - turning Nina and Alexander into a chimera!!! Scar is introduced into this episode and last. Edward's emotions really kick it into high gear, going through pride, anger, and sadness all in one episode. Stupid Basque Grand makes his proper debut and is a jerk all the way through.



    Truly a heartbreaking episode, particularly at the end when Ed and Al find Nina's blood splattered across the alleyway at the end. 10/10



    RIP Nina and Alexandermoreless
  • *cry* It was heartbreaking!!!!

    10
    Shou Tucker you b@stard!!!! How could you do that to your family???!!!!!! Why did he become a state alchemist? I thought he did it to provide for his family and get them out of poverty? Instead, he used his wife, daughter, and dog, for stupid experiments that would eventually lead to his death. Poor Nina. She lost her mom and then became a chimera. *cry* At least Ed and Al made her happy for that brief amount of time. When Ed confronted Tucker about the chimera, Tucker started to get all psycho!! O.O He was really starting to scare me. It was like he had all of a sudden just snapped was no longer sane. (Not that he ever was if he was willing to experiment on his family.) I was glad Ed started punching Tucker. I would have done the same thing. That b@stard. This episode wasn't really like the manga. It was actually more heartbreaking to me. Poor Nina. But it was a good episode all the same.moreless
Laura Bailey

Laura Bailey

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Brina Palencia

Brina Palencia

Nina Tucker

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Jakie Cabe

Jakie Cabe

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Sonny Strait

Sonny Strait

Maes Hughes

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Colleen Clinkenbeard

Colleen Clinkenbeard

Riza Hawkeye

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Chuck Huber

Chuck Huber

Shou Tucker

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