Karin collapses. Danzō staggers towards Sasuke and Tobi, thinking about how he could never reach the same level as Hiruzen Sarutobi, namely by becoming Hokage. He settles for dying with honour just as Hiruzen did by trying to take Sasuke and Tobi with him. They escape his last attack and Sasuke expresses his desires to continue on to Konoha. As Sakura nears Sasuke's location, she tries to incapacitate her escorts so that she can face him alone, but is stopped by Sai.