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Basque Grand is a supporting character in the 2003 series of Fullmetal Alchemist and a minor character in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. He is a high-ranking officer of the Amestrian State Military and a State Alchemist who goes by the title of "Iron Blood Alchemist".

Japanese Voice: Shin Aomori

English Voice: R. Bruce Elliott

History

Colonel Basque Grand had led the State Military forces during the Ishvalan War. Fully committed to victory regardless of the cost, Grand sanctioned the creation and use of Red Stone, an alchemical amplifier that would greatly enhance the abilities of the State Alchemists under his command. This led to the State's victory in the war and the near-extermination of the Ishvalan people.

Several years later, Grand - now holding the rank of Brigadier-General - was charged with overseeing chimeric experiments at Laboratory 5, a facility that was supposedly shut down. He was also in charge of overseeing the results of Shou Tucker's research and was first seen pressuring Tucker to produce viable results or else he would cut his funding and revoke his alchemist's licence.

Death

In the 2003 series episode "Destruction's Right Hand", Grand began following Edward Elric who was searching for the wayward alchemist Tim Marcoh. Though he attempted to take the doctor into custody, his car was attacked by the Ishvalan vigilante Scar. Grand had procured a Red Stone from Dr. Marcoh when he arrested him, but Scar attacked Grand before he had the chance to use it. Using his own destructive alchemy, Scar killed Grand by exploding his brain within his skull.

In Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Grand only makes a brief appearance in the fourth episode "An Alchemist's Anguish". After leaving a pub, he is attacked by Scar who murders him in his usual fashion of exploding his victims' brains.

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