Gaara realizes that he can’t dodge Rock Lee’s attacks, the Sand Shield fails, and his armor splits. Lee uses the Reverse Lotus and strikes his opponent with all his might, but Gaara splits his flask, cushioning his fall. He reaches for the already exhausted Lee, sand enveloping his arm and leg to perform the sandy coffin technique. It crushes Lee’s bones. Gaara swings for a fatal blow, but Maito Gai comes to his ward’s defense. At this point, moments from the past pop up in Gaara’s mind. He leaves the battlefield victorious. Despite his broken arm and leg, Lee gets up. Guy tells him that the fight is over, but notices that he is unconscious.