Lampow's Shield is the 196th episode of the Katekyo Hitman Reborn! anime series.
Synopsis EditThe explosion created by the final blows by Gokudera and Zakuro could be felt all the way to the location where Tsuna and his group were hiding. Everyone seems worried about their friends' safety. Kyoko tries to reassure herself that Gokudera's group were fine, by asking Tsuna, but even he seems unsure this time. Reborn adds to the grim mood by stating that, judging by the size of the explosion, neither party would walk away unscathed.
The smoke slowly clears in the battle zone to reveal a completely devastated area. The tree's had all been burnt down, the entire area was burnt to a crisp. Zakuro is slowly shown, and due to the power of their previous attacks he had lost an arm. Gokudera too, wasn't in great shape as he had collapsed due to exhaustion and injury. He uses the last of his strength to aim his bow at Zakuro, wanting to finish him off before another blow could be dealt. As he pulls the string of his bow, to his horror, he's attacked by a Rain Class Weapon.
Bluebell slowly descends, taunting Zakuro all the way. She surveys the chaos before her, and happily taunts the fallen Vongola members.
Zakuro insists that she leave, wanting to finish the battle by himself. Bluebell scoffs at him, pointing to his current state. She refuses to wait for Zakuro to heal, and launches another stinging attack at the fallen Vongola.
Back at the camp site, Tsuna's group had seen the recent explosions as well. Since the noise had now dimmed down, they realize that the battle is probably over, with one side unable to go on. Tsuna, worried about his friends, wanted to go help them, but he is immediately stopped by Reborn, who reminds Tsuna about his own responsibilities. Tsuna, reluctantly stays back.
Back at the battlefield, after Bluebell's recent assault, none of the Vongola are able to move. Bluebell happily proclaims that its time to end some lives before opening her Shonisauro Pioggia. A blue light envelops the surroundings, and out comes the transformed Bluebell.
Suddenly a Liger roars, petrifying Bluebells attack, and a Torpedine Fulmine neutralizes Zakuro's attack. Bluebell and Zakuro stare shocked as the very groud trembles, and out from the smoke emerges some familiar faces. A deadly voice comments on the battle at hand. The Varia have arrived.
Gokudera, now supported by Belphegor, seems shocked at what he see's. Xanxus has a message for Tsuna. He states that as Vongola IXth's Independent Assassination Unit, they, the Varia will assist the holders of the Vongola Rings.
The Varia, however merely smirk at the thought of Squalo being dead. Lussuria rejoices at the idea of being made the next strategy captain, Bel enjoying the thought of taking it easy, Xanxus merely smirks, and Levi A Than, as always, copies Xanxus.
Bluebell seems confused at the arrival of the new combatants. Zakuro explains to Bluebell, who the Varia are, and prepares to, as he puts it, finish them off.
The explosions from the newly commenced battle could be heard right up to the camp site. As the group became worried, Gokudera contacts Tsuna. He lets Tsuna know about the Varia's arrival, and passes on Xanxus's message. He assures Tsuna not to worry as, with the Varia there to help, things just got a lot easier on them. Tsuna takes heart at this new revelation, but now looks towards the lakeside, wondering how Basil's group are.
As Basil's group keep watch, they spot Cloud Class Flames coming over the distance. They immediately realise that the person heading towards them, was none other than Kikyo.
As soon as Kikyo gets close enough, he's attacked by a barrage of Dark Slicers launched by Nosaru and Tazaru. Once the attacks hit, they attempt to finish it off with a few rounds from their Dark Scythes. They seem confident that their attacks would have done the trick. However, Cloud Flames emerge from the smoke, and out comes a completely unscathed Kikyo.
The group seem taken aback by, not only the Box Animal, but the number of them that emerged. One of the raptors takes out Nosaru immediately. Ryohei goes on the offensive and unleases a barrage of punches at these prehistoric animals, but to his shock, the raptor he was attacking dodged all his punches. Kikyo, enjoying the moment, explains that the Velociraptors were known for their excellent agility, sharp minds, and their most deadly weapon, their claws. The group keeps getting pushed back by these deadly animals, as Kikyo proclaims that they don't have a chance of victory.
On the other side, the Varia are matching the two Wreaths step for step. The Varia are able to counter all of the two Wreaths' techniques, while Gokudera, Lal and Gamma are getting healed.
Back at the camp site, Tsuna regrets having let Lambo take part in the battle. Reborn tells Tsuna not to worry about it, and reminds Tsuna of the conversation they had the previous night where Reborn convinced the group to have Lambo take part in the battle. As an extra assurance, Reborn told Ryohei how to unleash Lambo's hidden resolve.
Kikyo shrugs off the change, admitting his curiosity about the Cambio Forma, and his disappointment at the result. Basil seems relieved, that even if Lambo cant attack, he could at least defend himself. Ryohei, however states that the lightning box isn't that weak. He says that although it appears as a shield at first glance, its actually hiding a powerful offensive power.
The shield suddenly glows, and Lambo still crying over Tsuna's mum, unleashes a deadly attack that pierces the surrounding Velociraptors with thin, arrow like lightning bolts, successfully defeating them.