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With Kinro poised to win, Magma asks if Suika's helmet is bewitched and whether or not that violates the rules of the Grand Bout. Kinro asks the referee, Jasper, if the helmet is okay, and as Jasper classifies it as clothing, he says it's fine. Before he can complete his assessment, Magma leaps up from behind Kinro and knocks him out with a solid blow, shattering the melon husk. Magma wins the round.
Having taken a lot of damage, Magma recovers by the sidelines while the next round begins: Mantle versus Chrome. Compared to the previous battle, this one is a lot less skilled, with Chrome and Mantle dealing many weak blows to the other. Part way through, Magma notices that Kohaku is on her way back, and tells Mantle to throw the match. He immediately responds by forfeiting, allowing Chrome to win. As Kohaku isn't present, Senku automatically wins his match against her.
Moments later she arrives, but rather than being sad she can't participate, she's relieved that Suika wasn't in any danger. The next round is Ginro versus Argo. Ginro, who had been keeping his cheeks stuffed with the ingredients to the science power-up drink, begins chewing them to release their power. Chrome tries to warn him that it'll give him a stomach ache, but Senku tells him to just stay quiet for now.
With the false confidence that the drink gave him, Ginro has an explosive start, slamming Argo straight in the stomach.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- Kinro loses his match against Magma.
- Mantle and Chrome begin their match.
- Mantle forfeits, allowing Chrome to win.
- Kohaku and Senku begin their match.
- Kohaku isn't present, so Senku wins automatically.
- Ginro and Argo begin their match.
- Ginro powers up on the science drink.