Ōji begins an assault on Osamu and Chika while they make their way to Osamu's wires. Tōma notes that this is a critical moment for Tamakoma Second; their strategy hinges on Chika's survival, thus Osamu must protect Chika no matter what. Osamu believes that Ōji is disadvantaged because he is using only one hand to fight Osamu, but Ōji quickly dismisses this idea. He cuts off Osamu's arm, and in response, Osamu uses Spider to mix red wires with colorless wires. However, Ōji recognizes this tactic from Tamakoma Second's last match, cuts the wires, and barrages Osamu with Asteroid, breaking down Osamu's shield, and then stabbing him in the neck. Chika appears to be having a difficult time escaping Ōji, but much to everyone's shock, she uses Hound without Lead Bullet. The attack is aimed at the ground to create a smokescreen, allowing Chika to arrive at the wire zone safely. Ikoma and Mizukami are brought to the wire zone by Yūma, where they are shot at by Chika. The final confrontation begins as Ikoma Squad aims for points (still having 0), and Ōji decides whether to attack Tamakoma Second or Ikoma Squad.
Characters in order of appearance
Characters in italic are only seen briefly and have yet to make a proper appearance.
Triggers in order of appearance
Triggers in italic are only seen briefly and have yet to make a proper appearance.
- Asteroid (Osamu Mikumo)
- Raygust (Osamu Mikumo)
- Shield (Kazuaki Ōji, and Chika Amatori)
- Hound (Kazuaki Ōji)
- Kogetsu (Kazuaki Ōji, and Tatsuhito Ikoma)
- Thruster (Osamu Mikumo)
- Spider (Osamu Mikumo)
- Scorpion (Kazuaki Ōji)
- Hound (Chika Amatori)
- Spider (Osamu's wire zone)
- Bagworm (Chika Amatori, Kazuaki Ōji, and Yūma Kuga/Flashback)
- Ibis (Chika Amatori)
- Egret (Kōji Oki)
- In the tankōbon version of the chapter, Chika's Bagworm is on the verge of disappearing to better adhere to the two triggers at a time rule.