Outside the concert hall, Zatch faces Maruss. Standing by, Tia is still in shock - How did Zatch become so strong, and why is he protecting her? After being betrayed by her former best friend Maruss, Tia has a hard time believing that in this battle of mamodo any friends can remain or allies be made. But she sees something familiar in Zatch... back when she knew him in the mamodo world, Zatch used to protect flowers and other beautiful things that were smaller and weaker than him. Even though he's also vying to become king, Zatch still has compassion! 'How dare you look down on those who are weaker than you!' Zatch says passionately as he defeats Maruss. But Tia refuses to believe Zatch's good intentions, and prepares for Zatch to betray her! Still Zatch won't attack Tia. 'I don't want to fight you because you're a good mamodo and you could become a kind ruler! I plan to become a kind king and put an end to this battle, but if I fail... then maybe you will become a kind ruler in my ...