Maito Gai is confident in his apprentice, which terrifies Kakashi. He wonders why Gai taught the genin to open the Eight Gates, since it is too dangerous. Guy replies that Lee has a dream he is willing to give his life for, and Guy gave him the means to achieve it. But this technique is a stick with two ends. Opening all of the heavenly gates briefly gives a power superior to that of the Hokage, but the man dies as a result. Meanwhile, Lee opens a fourth gate at once and rushes into battle. No one has time to follow Lee’s attacks. Gaara flies aside from every punch from his opponent, unable to defend himself in time. Rock Lee’s muscles begin to tear, but as he opens the fifth gate, he heals and attacks Gaara with renewed vigor.