Shikamaru tries to sneak up on Hidan silently and cut off his head, but he avoids the “fatal” attack in time. Shikamaru tells him about how earlier Kakashi was able to fill the capsule with Kakuzu’s blood. And when Hidan thought he had captured a drop of Shikamaru’s blood and created a bond between them, he actually made the bond with Kakuzu. Shikamaru caught him again with his shadow. Meanwhile, Kakuzu, shuddering, collapsed to the ground. Chouji tried to destroy his masks before they reached Kakuzu, but he failed to do so. Kakuzu takes the heart of one of the masks and merges with the remaining two so that they are always near each other. Both masks attack with a combined attack of fire and wind techniques, which is neutralized by the newly arrived Team 7 with a combination of water and wind techniques to protect Team 10.