Faced with the human dolls, Denji decides to run away. However, his escape attempts are blocked and he is forced to impale one of the dolls with his chainsaw. Guilt-stricken, Denji holds back and allows the dolls to gradually swarm him. Quanxi suddenly appears and blasts the remaining dolls to pieces as she tells Denji that the dolls are only mimicking humans. Denji asks how she’s sure, to which she replies that believing it’s the only way she’ll be able to bring herself to kill them, reminding him that “Ignorance is bliss.”During this moment, Santa Clause breaks through the wall and grabs Quanxi, but is once again torn apart by her blasts. Quanxi looks up and realizes that night has fallen and the newfound darkness is strengthening Santa’s powers even more. He moves forward and hits Denji towards the gas station, grabbing various bolts shot out of the air by Quanxi. Quanxi turns to see that Santa Claus has turned the corpses of Long and Pingtsi into dolls and taken Tsugihagi hostage. Unable to bring herself to fight them, Quanxi is stabbed in the chest by the Pingtsi doll while Santa Claus wonders if she could turn Quanxi into a doll.Denji suddenly emerges, dousing himself in gasoline. It spins the chainsaws together and creates a spark that ignites. Leaping towards Santa Claus, he begins to cut into her body as she lets out a series of screams of pain.