|Arc||Inheritance Ceremony Arc|
Kaoru stabs Daemon Spade, enraged at him for using the Simon Famiglia as his playthings. However, Daemon manages to use an illusion and stabs Kaoru from behind, revealing that he controls not only the Mist of the Seven Flames of the Sky, but he also commands the power of Desert of Seven Flames of the Earth. Hibari then challenges him into fight. Gokudera yells that he ran out of stamina and he can't beat Daemon in a fight. Daemon tells Hibari that Gokudera's right, but Hibari insists that he could be bluffing.
Daemon, then, orders Chrome to create a Mist Barrier with her technique, Cortina Nebbia, to trap Tsuna and the others since he realizes that it will be troublesome if they all attack him at once. Realizing something wrong with Chrome, Tsuna asked why she listens to Daemon, to which Chrome replies that she belongs to him and thus, so does Mukuro's body. Daemon explains that in order to create a strong Vongola after Tsuna and his family are gone, he will need a strong, tough, and healthy vessel—to which Mukuro is the perfect candidate. Reborn notes that most likely, in order to interact with reality, Daemon needs to be inside a body; hence using Chrome as a means to get to Mukuro. Hibari gets ready to bite him to death, saying that Mukuro is his prey. Daemon ignores him and explains to the Vongola that the if they destroy the mist barrier, Chrome will die. As the Vongola express their surprise, Daemon thinks that he found their weakness.
Just then, Kaoru attacks Daemon from the side. Daemon gets irritated and slices Kaoru across the chest while Adelheid tells Kaoru to run. Daemon thanks Kaoru for eliminating the Vongola Rain Guardian. He is about to stab Kaoru when Yamamoto suddenly intervenes and blocks Spade's scythe. Everyone gets shocked and Yamamoto apologizes to Tsuna for running in late. Yamamoto then uses his sword to get Daemon to stay away, asking Kaoru if he is alright. Kaoru stares at Yamamoto and asks him why he saved him for he (Kaoru) tried to kill Yamamoto. Yamamoto smiles and answered, "Of course! That's what friends are for.", causing Kaoru to start tearing up.