Hohenheim discovers Father now has human body, and both carry half of the Xerxes populace within their separate Stones. Why did the Dwarf in the Flask give Hohenheim half of Xerxes souls? After the King creates a massive transmutation circle around Xerxes, the circle is activated, with Hohenheim and the homunculus secretly in its center. Although one does learn … The homunculus presents the King of Xerxes with what it claims is the secret to immortality. are capable of being reused. 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. 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. 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. Could the Transmutation Circle in Xerxes be reused even if it wasn't partially destroyed? 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. The king of Xerxes asked, "Is immortality possible or not?" Father tricks the king into creating a nationwide transmutation circle, and then sacrifices the entire population save himself and Hohenheim. 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. Why did they have to make up for the waste of time last episode with this? There is a lot of symbolism and arcane logos that one comes across while watching or reading Fullmetal Alchemist. Only the final part, after the Xerxes transmutation circle was activated was adequately paced. 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. 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. "Then the homunculus give the king of Xerxes the ingredients to get immortality, to build a giant transmutation circle around the country." I always thought Hohenheim got half the souls because he was standing in the middle of the transmutation circle. Offline Joined: Jan 2010 Posts: 73 Just as usual, I dig the animation. Ishvalan refugees crowding around Ed in the ruins of Xerxes, from Episode 18: The Arrogant Palm of a Small Human; AstroNerdBoy. Nakei. He was also the father of Edward Elric, Alphonse Elric and Envy. Transmutation Circle Edit. Close. But does the same physics stand for a large scale transmutation circle used for sinister acts? I understand that Transmutation Arrays, the circle on Mustang's gloves, etc. Jan 17, 2010 4:27 AM. However, one of the most intriguing parts of the show is the transmutation circle, which plays a crucial role for the alchemists. 3. :< #2. Posted by 9 months ago. (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.) A Human Transmutation Circle. Hohenheim ran away, wound up in Xing, and may have invented alkahestry. Golden hair, golden eyes, skin of the desert – another child of Xerxes. 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