Killua begins his battle with Shoot. He is unnerved by Shoot's Nen ability, Hotel Rafflesia. He deduces that the main thing is to avoid the levitating hands. He uses his yo-yos to deflect the hands. However, Shoot uses the opportunity to get close up and punch Killua in the left half of his face. Killua is reminded of Illumi and his doctrine of not fighting stronger opponents. He is internally conflicted over what to do, when he realizes that his left eye was blind. He finds that it is missing, alongside the rest of the left side of his face. Again, he is reminded of Illumi's instructions to flee. He continues to dodge Shoot's punches, but he realizes that he was doing nothing but running, and charges at his foe. He tries to use electricity, but as before, Illumi's orders are too strong for him to resist.
Meanwhile, the Chimera Ant Queen unexpectedly goes into labor, which is too early. The yet-to-be-born King orders her to silence and forcibly rips out of her.