Jiraiya asks Konan, a former student, about who Paine is. Instead of answering, she attacks him, being ordered by Paine to kill Jiraiya. He immediately neutralizes and captures her. He notes that he thought Conan and her comrades were dead, but he had no idea they would become Akatsuki members. Conan then asks him if he regrets saving their lives, which makes him think back to the first time he met Conan and her friends. After World War II, Shinobi Jiraiya found three war orphans whom he decided to teach how to take care of themselves. Soon after meeting them, Jiraiya discovered that the boy Nagato had a Rinnegan.