Shikamaru forces Hidan to drop his Three-Blade Scythe and leads him away from the battlefield. Kakuzu is impressed by their tactics, noting that the battle with the Leaf ninja reminds him of the battle with the First Hokage. He combines the two masks to double the damage and attack power. Meanwhile, Shikamaru leads Hidan to a remote location and covers the area with explosive seals. When Shikamaru’s shadow reaches its time limit, Hidan attacks him. He gets a few drops of his blood, forms a bond, and stabs himself in the heart. Shikamaru collapses to the ground, after which Hidan is about to return to Kakuzu. He was unaware that Shikamaru tricked him into creating a bond with Kakuzu, thereby destroying one of his partner’s hearts instead of Shikamaru’s.