Recalling a debriefing before the raid against Laughing Coffin in SAO, Kirito finally recognizes Death Gun as Red-Eyed XaXa, formerly second-in-command of Laughing Coffin. Sinon creates a bullet path as a distraction, and Kirito pulls out his pistol to fire at XaXa, making the latter vulnerable from using his camouflage mantle. This allows Kirito to use all of his willpower to slice XaXa in half, but XaXa reassures him that their battle is not over yet before he dies. Kirito and Sinon reveal their real names to each other, and they agree to end the BoB by committing an in-game double suicide using a grenade, crowning both of them the winners. After logging out, Shino is visited by Kyōji, who makes romantic advances toward her. He pulls out a syringe and reveals himself as the second accomplice. When Kyōji then starts to molest Shino, Kazuto bursts through the door and attacks Kyōji.