Ax's duel against Captain Amano during the Battle of Folsworth Woods screams epicness. Doubles as a heartwarming moment for Ax who finally acknowledges that she has learned to rely on her new friends in the Alliance. The two warriors' confrontation leads to this memorable exchange:
Amano came forward, slowly and deliberately, shaking his head. "I promised you a quick death, gaijin, and so I shall give it to you. Don't worry," he added, drawing his sword back for the final blow, "your friends will be joining you soon enough."
She ducked suddenly as he slashed, feeling a hiss of air just above her head as Amano's katana swept over harmlessly, then sprang up with a vicious uppercut. The punch connected soundly with his jaw, her heavy bracer lending it power, and the Yamatian captain stumbled backwards.
Ax made at once for the dagger in her boot, and with one fluid motion, drove it deep into Amano's eye. As an afterthought, she drew back her fist and punched him again, this time in his injured nose.
Amano cried out in pain and confusion, clawing at the dagger as he searched wildly for Ax with his remaining eye. Ax stooped to grab Dalthas's broadsword and stepped closer. Without hesitation, she plunged the sword hilt-deep into Amano's chest, directly into his heart. Where it belonged.
"Dalthas was right. Arrogance," Ax said quietly, picking up her own sword. "Your downfall, soon to be the downfall of this entire army."
Amano sank to his knees. His eye gazed into hers with surprising clarity as he struggled to speak. "Impossible. You... cannot hope... to win this war. Im... possible."
"Perhaps it should be," Ax agreed. "But we believe in what we're doing, Captain Amano. More than that, we believe in ourselves... and in each other. Together, we are strong. Together, we'll see this war through. And someday... Libaterra will be free again as well."
Amano muttered something that Ax couldn't quite understand. And then, it was over. With a last gurgling sigh, he collapsed.