Van Darkholme isn't happy about being dethroned by a bunch of pussy-ass investigators, and wants the belt that righteously belongs to the GachiMuchi men. These pansy so called "Mystery Masters" aren't the masters of no dungeon. If Battler wants to be a master, his Deep Dark Fantasies can be fulfilled, and this time, a baldy won't fail any contracts, the fun begins and ends here.
Continuing right off the discovery that the pages of Kronorium have been changed, Richtofen confirms the fact that distortions have begun. With the trials ahead, he has no choice, but to put on his gameface. And as such, the recap begins. It is revealed that Robert and Mr. America have been trapped from existence in a timeloop, and no one had noticed that. Their match has even been replaced almost instantly. The loop seems... familiar to him. He continues on, citing that later, a match between a man from another timeline and two men who should have been banished fought, as if it was supposed to be. No one had even batted an eye. Peering into the Kronorium, Richtofen screams in horror, because the Temple of Shangri-La and The Focusing Stone have been found. But... by who?
A match that was more a murder than an official fight, /v/-tan used his inner RAGE to fucking punch, kick and beat the shit of Zoomer without giving him even a second of respite to counter-attack or rest. A fucking brutal match that BTFO Zoomers forever. LONG LIVE OLD /v/
After recovering from Dante's severe beating, Nero rushes backstage to find him leaving along Vergil. Nero finds they are gonna do what Demon Hunters do best: End Todd Howard. Maybe Vergil doesn't want Nero inexpertly trying to help them, or maybe he cares about his son, but he assures Nero that they can take him alone. The Yamato's power can separate things, and Howard's power doesn't belong to him, so it should be able to separate the humanity from him, and make it like he originally was. And being his power unnatural to him, it won't last long disembodied. Nero's not happy that they will fight someone who controls reality, but Dante reaffirms that Nero must defend the Locker Rooms, since that "Joker" guy could strike under Todd's order at any time. But do they really expect Nero to stay while they go? It is just because of that they can go with peace of mind, because they are sure Nero will protect everyone. And most importantly...Nero has to stay and protect Kyrie. And with that Vergil reminds Dante to make haste, for it's time to go, and they leave without saying even their goodbyes, for Nero knows they will return.
The Demon King is well aware he is being hunted, he begun all of this and he was human once after all, but that leaves him no choice but end this war - by force. However, focusing on shaping reality, he is in no condition to step on the ring to destroy the resistance himself, so he has to rely on making a gamble: He will release a terrible caged beast to destroy his opponents, however this very beast could destroy him on the spot if he saw him in such state. Despite how foolish it is, the risk must be taken.