|Volume||The Seal Destroyed!! (#47)|
|Arc||Pain's Assault (Arc)|
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden #165|
Even though Konoha has been destroyed, its ninja continue the investigation into Pain. Inoichi hypothesises that the Six Paths of Pain are being controlled remotely from one of the highest points around the village. All able-bodied ninja are sent to look for Pain's base mind. Meanwhile, the Deva Path encourages the captured Naruto not to struggle, as his death and, subsequently, a world living in constant fear of destruction will help achieve Jiraiya's dreams of peace. Naruto vows to stop it and achieve peace in his own way. The Deva Path explains how a life of tragedy and hate drove it to its ideas for peace and asks how Naruto, having never known either, can have a better solution. Naruto has no answer.