Culumon is still unable to get a response out of Juri, to his dismay. He tries to get Beelzebumon to wake up to help, and although the mention of his name causes Juri to stir, she only sinks deeper into despair as she remembers Leomons death. As she recalls Leomons final words of his death being fate, it brings to mind another memory: the death of her biological mother and her father also calling it fate. The memory quickly transforms into a twisted vision of the doctors - and, soon, herself and her Hand Puppet - transforming into monsters and tormenting her about fate.
Takatos father drives the other kids towards Hypnos headquarters to keep them safe from the expanding D-Reaper, while Justimon continues to fight off the Agents. At Hypnos, Daisy creates some modifications to the Ark that had brought the kids home, imbuing it with add-ons made of the virtual metal Chrome Digizoid. The Wild Bunch and Yamaki name it ZERO-ARMS: Grani.
When the kids arrive at headquarters, Shibumi borrows Jians Ark in order to use it to Realize Grani. With an explanation of how Realization works, which involves a bit of quantum mechanics, he reveals that the Ark is what allows Realized things to have a physical form.
Guilmon comes upon Juris depressed parents, while Megumi and Jiangyu show Hirokazu and Kenta the original form of the D-Reaper. Shaochung tells Jiangyu about how Culumon and Beelzebumon went inside the core sphere, and Curly and Dolphin speculate that it could be similar to the D-Reapers brain. They wonder if they can take down the entire D-Reaper by attacking it, but Takato, knowing that Juri must be inside there, cant allow that.
Takato speaks with Juris father Hajimenote , telling him not to be mad at Juri. Tadashi only says nothing and departs.
Justimon continues fighting against the Agents, with Ryou trying to get him to hold back when the fight gets futile while Cyberdramon insists on keeping it up. At Hypnos, Juris stepmother feels insecure about her position, and as Ruki watches over her talking with her mother, she realizes that shed taken Juris happy façade for granted.
Hajime turns out to have stolen one of the Hypnos vans in the hopes of saving his daughter from the D-Reaper. Once he gets to the D-Reapers surface, hes only able to call for Juri, but Juri is unresponsive even when Culumon hears him.
Hajime blames himself for not having been a good enough father, especially since hed coldly told her to come home by herself for having run off and had in fact rejected her stepmothers offer to get her. A D-Reaper agent begins to taunt Hajime, taking on Juris voice, repeating the word fate over and over, and analyzing what it knows of Hajime from Juris memories. When Hajime offers himself in place of Juri, the D-Reaper deems this to be contradictory to how Juri remembers him.
The D-Reapers agent retreats, but Hajime pursues it and Ruki matrix evolves with Renamon to Sakuyamon in order to stop it from hurting him. Culumon recognizes Hajime as Juris father, which barely elicits a reaction out of Juri. This causes the D-Reaper to actively scan her memory, which incenses Takato enough that he matrix evolves with Guilmon to Dukemon.
The Wild Bunch wonders why the D-Reaper is so fascinated with the prospect of a relationship between a parent and a child, and Shibumi theorizes that it must be afraid of something it doesnt know. Terriermon gets impatient, wanting to help fight with the others, but Shibumi tells him to wait as the progress of Granis transfer reaches 70%.
Justimon joins the fight against the D-Reaper agent, but together, Dukemon, Sakuyamon, and Justimon are ineffective against its power. Culumon cheers them on, but Juri has lost all hope, saying that its all useless because of fate.
As the D-Reaper parrots Juris declaration of fate, Ruki declares that they can change fate, and Hajime has the van slam into the agents foot. This causes the D-Reaper to release Dukemon, Sakuyamon, and Justimon, but also to turn on Hajime. Dukemon manages to save Hajime at the cost of being tangled up himself. Fortunately, Guardromon and Justimon bail him out.
More D-Reaper agents arrive, shooting at the Digimon in large masses. The agents come in large numbers, and Takato realizes that they have to defeat the large one at the center. As they fight, Grani manages to Realize with the help of Shibumi slashing a Blue Card across Jians Ark. However, Grani doesnt fully materialize until it receives some of Dukemons energy, giving it a crimson-colored paint job and allowing it to become a vessel for Dukemon to ride on.
Now with Grani assisting him, Dukemon effortlessly slashes the Agents away. He successfully defeats the center Agent, and the Guilmon side of Dukemon identifies Grani as the Ark that had helped them.
After Dukemon splits again into Guilmon and Takato, Takato again tries to call to Juri, who manages to hear Takatos voice. Takato promises that hell definitely save her as the others stand behind him.
- Big Damn Heroes: Grani arrives to give Dukemon much needed support against the D-Reaper.
- Car Fu: Hajime drives and crashes a van into Paratice Head's foot, which did nothing but focus its attention on him.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: The D-Reaper is an unfeeling entity whose sole purpose is to delete everything with cold calculated precision. It goes into a "doesn't not compute" mode when trying to analyze family relationships.
- Go Through Me: When the numerous Bubbles Agents started firing, Sakuyamon quickly grabs Hajime and shields him from the shots with her back. Fortunately Dukemon takes the heat off of her with his shield.