The Leaf Force begins to mobilize: engaging the Six Paths of Paine and protecting the fleeing inhabitants from harm. Kakashi continues to have difficulty fighting the Path of Deva, which is further complicated by the arrival of the Asura Path. Tsunade summons Naruto to the village to assist in the battle with Paine, but the Leaf Council orders her not to do so, believing that it would be better for Naruto to stay away from being Paine’s target. Tsunade demands that the council members have more confidence in her decisions and trust in Naruto’s abilities. Thus, they succumb to her position. Kosuke was instructed to go to Mount Myoboku to tell Naruto about the crisis situation in the village. Before Kosuke could leave, he was killed by Danzo, who intended to keep Naruto at bay.