After being relentlessly attacked, while hearing Kaku insulting Robin, Zoro's resulting rage manifested itself in a dark aura that Kaku thought to be a demon. Both swordsmen decide to finish this fight, with Zoro the victor as he unveils his new sword-style: Demon Aura Nine-Sword Style Asura. After giving Kaku the message from Paulie that he and Lucci are fired, Zoro takes the Number Five key as Sanji arrives. Meanwhile, as a fearful Robin makes a final attempt to keep herself from dragged across the Bridge of Hesitation by biting into the bridge's rim, Luffy attempts to hold Lucci long enough for Franky to make his way towards Robin. When Lucci assumes his beast-man form, Luffy activates Second Gear to give Franky the needed time to escape as he and the CP9 agent face each other.