Chief:...Since when was I ever your father? ...I get it now ...It's all starting to make sense. This whole place is nothing but a big lie! It's all just a lie! Everything! I'm surrounded by fools and idiots!
Maromi: Wait! Stop it! This is your world! You have a place here!
Chief: Stop your babbling, you stupid dog! My place disappeared from this world a long time ago! The reality is that there is no place for me anymore—but that's the reality I have to face!
In her last appearance, she manages to break into her husband's Lotus-Eater Machinetwice, despite Masumi's attempts to keep her out, and tells him goodbye and that she loves him, before she dies. This is enough to remind Ikari of what he told her about hiding from reality, prompting him to break free.
Hirukawa, wandering the streets while in the Despair Event Horizon, gets attacked by Lil' Slugger. However, unlike everyone else that fell victim to him, Hirukawa isn't knocked unconscious, and he immediately berates Lil' Slugger and knocks him down with a shoe before giving a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown. Unfortunately, it wasn't the real Lil' Slugger, but he gets points for trying.
Maniwa fighting Lil' Slugger as the Radar Man - and standing a chance against him. He's also the one who recovers the backstory of Maromi and Lil' Slugger.