Tenma returns before Sasha and Alone and the three childhood friends are reunited at last. Alone unleashes his guard dog Cerberus on Tenma and Sasha, but they evade the three headed dog. Tenma defeats Cerberus, but is rendered useless when trying to strike Alone. Pope Sage shows himself having surrounded Hades with hundreds of talismans he inherited from the previous Athena. It is revealed that Sage was the Gold Cancer Saint of the previous holy war, as Hades is weakened the power of the talismans. As Sage prepare to seal Hades' soul, Pandora steps in and renders the talismans useless before convincing Alone to leave. Before doing so, the unfinished Lost Canvas appears in the sky above and Alone reveals the world will end when his painting completely covers the sky.