Sakura notices the cursed seal on Sasuke’s body. Sasuke says that he feels great and that he understands that he is a vigilante, so he must gain power at all costs. He turns his attention to Team Dosu. Shikamaru becomes nervous and hurries Ino to leave Kin’s body as soon as possible, which she does. Dosu is intimidated by Sasuke’s chakra, but Zaku ignores it and attacks. He thinks he’s successfully hit Sasuke, but he’s already behind his opponent, hitting him with one hand. Dosu notes how fast Sasuke is, even though he took Sakura and Naruto with him. Sasuke attacks with the Element of Fire technique, which Zaku defends against, but he is wounded by the shurikens hidden inside the flames. Ino realizes that Sasuke’s chakra is completely different now than it was when they were at the Academy. Sakura recalls Orochimaru’s words. When Sasuke finishes with Zaku, breaking his arm, he turns to Dosu, but Sakura stops him, thinking that he doesn’t look like himself. The cursed seal recedes, and Sasuke falls to the ground, tired. Dosu voluntarily gives him the scroll of his command, claiming that Sasuke is strong. He says he’ll retreat this time, wanting to figure something out, but if their paths cross again, he won’t escape. Dosu takes Zaka and Kin with him, and Sakura asks him about Orochimaru and his intentions for Sasuke. Dosu replies that he doesn’t know, while at the same time pondering that too. Neji, on the other hand, thinks about Sasuke’s abnormal chakra.