Tsuna waves to his Guardians and Reborn, arriving at their location. Suddenly, Leviathan arrives at the Vongolas' location, commenting that his opponent was "the kid with the perm". As he prepares to attack, however, other members of the Varia arrive, telling Leviathan to calm down, Squalo expressing his anger that they tricked him. Suddenly, Xanxus arrives and tells Squalo to move out of the way, making eye contact with Tsuna. Xanxus, preparing to use his Flame of Wrath and kill Tsuna, is interrupted by Iemitsu, who states that they have received a letter from the Ninth and reads the letter out loud. In the letter, the Ninth writes that he originally thought Tsuna was to be Decimo, but has now decided that Xanxus will become Decimo. However, Iemitsu opposes this decision. Therefore, Tsuna and Xanxus will have the traditional Vongola battle, where wielders of the same type of ring fight in a one-on-one battle.
*Note: Bold + Italicized = First Appearance