Gear confirms that General Alex is his father, but cannot rescue him because of the wound Alex suffered in the cell. Tejirov tells Gear that he must instead absorb Alex. He refuses at first, but Alex says he has no choice and forces Gear to touch him. Before he is absorbed, Alex tells Gear the story of his mother, the only killer Alex considered to be his equal, whom he had to absorb after they were so badly wounded in combat that they could only survive if one of them absorbed the other. Opal is left unable to move after her battle with D. Fisher and is nearly killed by Vaiz's brother Voiz; but she is rescued by a newly energized Gear, who joins the siege on the fortress. Tejirov leaves to prevent Bays from interfering with Gear, leaving Opal in Nel's care, but Vaiz surrenders, remarking that the battle is already lost. In the end, Segua takes Hope Fortress, and Gear is given the nickname of "Blue Sonic," becoming infamous throughout both the Ninteldo Empire and its allied countries.