When Yahiko, the apparent leader of the world seekers from Hidden Rain, died, Hanzo tried to eliminate Conan and Nagato as well. Nagato protected Konan by summoning the Demonic Statue of the Outer Way and contacting it. He subsequently killed Hanzo’s men and also tried to kill Hanzo himself, but Hanzo escaped. Nagato cut ties with the Village of Hidden Rain and took on the nickname Paine, defining the path to peace through world domination. His story ended and he asked what Naruto would do if he were him. Naruto replied that he fully understood the logic behind Nagato’s actions, but could not accept it. Adhering to Jiraiya’s aspirations, Naruto comes to the conclusion that deciding not to kill Nagato would be the first step to achieving peace.