Added: December 7, 2011
Years ago, Roy's desire to become a state alchemist was disapproved of by his teacher, Berthold Hawkeye, Riza's father. Before dying from an illness, he asked Roy to look after Riza, who, on her back, has the details of his flame alchemy research. In the present, Ed visits Riza to return the gun she gave him, and asks about Ishbal. After the war broke out, Bradley passed a document announcing the extermination of the Ishbalans. It took a toll on many alchemists, including Roy, which was not helped by the taunts of Kimblee, who enjoys killing. As Marcoh tells Scar his side of the story, he reveals that he was involved in using Ishbalans to make the Philosopher's Stone, which was given to the state alchemists to enhance their alchemy. The Ishbalan leader tried pleading with Bradley to end the killing in exchange for his life, but was rejected. When the war finally ended, Roy resolved that he would work to become the new Führer to protect the people, and appointed Riza as his second-in-command. Riza mentions to Ed that when they finally achieve peace, they may have to be punished for the crimes they committed during the war. When Envy checks Marcoh's cell, he finds a beheaded corpse and the word "vengeance" written in blood on the wall.