Paine summons a giant crustacean to free Conan from the grip of Jiraiya’s techniques. He instructs Konan to leave them. Jiraiya destroys the crab and asks what Nagato did to himself and what happened to Yahiko. Paine answers that Yahiko is dead and that he himself has done away with his childish views, having endured much suffering and pain, and has become a God. As leader of the Akatsuki, Paine intends to capture the nine tailed beasts to create a weapon that can destroy entire countries. In the face of such power, the world will renounce war and achieve peace. Jiraiya insists that this will never work. Paine calls on the chameleon to defend his point, and Jiraiya, in turn, calls on Gamaken.