Fullmetal Alchemist: The Final Alchemy ending explained

By Amanda Guarragi
Published: September 25, 2022 (Last updated: December 16, 2023)

This article discusses the ending of the Netflix film Fullmetal Alchemist: The Final Alchemy and will contain spoilers.

In the final and third film in the trilogy, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Final Alchemy, the Elric brothers’ long and winding journey comes to a close in an epic finale as they face off against an otherworldly, nationwide threat. In this grand finale, multiple fight sequences fill up the movie. No matter how cheesy the fight scenes were throughout, the final battle was pretty epic. It seems as if they saved all of the good choreography for last. It has a fairly solid ending that brings Edward to his final moments as an alchemist, and we see that he has finally understood the meaning of being human.

Netflix film Fullmetal Alchemist: The Final Alchemy ending explained

Edward (Ryôsuke Yamada) has to take on a massive threat that takes the body of Greed. He has to fight multiple people, and the spirit within taunts him from the inside of the body at first. There are character deaths that are quite sad, including Alphonse (Atom Mizuishi), which pulled at the heartstrings towards the end. His father wants to help and offers life for a life. He still has a way to bring Al back. He explains that it’s his fault that his body and Al’s became the way they did.

There is a great moment between them where Edward finally acknowledges that he is his father. After that, Edward says that he is doing the last transmutation for alchemists through his body, and he is taken to another realm. He sees the Portal of Truth, and the spirit there says that every human has the power to use alchemy. He plans to revert to a regular human who cannot use his powers. Edward can reflect on his life and his relationships to understand that there is more to living than being a great alchemist.

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