However Mizukage and Chojuro arrive and help Ao reclaim his body. Danzo's bodyguard, Fu, uses a Mind Transfer trap on Ao, trapping him inside of a puppet while Fu commandeers his body, hoping to steal his Byakugan for Danzo. When Danzo prepares to finish him off, Sasuke's memories of Itachi make him overpower the curse and break it. At the Summit, the Mizukage's guard, Ao, discovers Danzo's Sharingan and accuses him of using his powers to manipulate Mifune's decision. Gaara asks Sasuke to stop what he is doing to no avail, being forced to launch a combined assault on him with Kankuro, Temari and Darui, bringing Susano'o to a higher level. Karin realizes every Sharingan eye on Danzo's right arm lives for about 60 seconds while Izanagi is activated. While the elders, Shikaku and Kakashi are attending the conference to appointing the Hokage, Tsunade regains consciousness and is reinstated as the Hokage.
Then after their brief clash, Naruto tells Sasuke that he is prepared to die in their final battle. The five Kage depart from their villages, each one accompanied by two bodyguards, and Danzo is attacked by a group of assassins. A and his guards, C and Darui, leave the conference room and begin to fight, while Gaara questions the other Kage about their own morality. Kabuto meets up with Madara at his hideout, but Madara refuses to listen and goes in to kill him. As Darui battles Suigetsu, Sasuke and A commence their duel. Anko and a group of ninja who are tracking Kabuto appear to be led to Kabuto and Madara's location on purpose.
Madara then takes Sasuke and both leave the area. Naruto refuses to give out information and tells her that she can take her anger out on him instead, which she does until Sai finally intervenes and stops her. A continues to pummel Sasuke until he unleashes his Susano'o, which Gaara saves him from. The Raikage then shows up and him and Bee decapitate Kisame together. . Onoki then finishes Sasuke off, only to discover that he was saved by Madara, who decides to let them in on his Moon's Eye Plan. After losing Jiraiya, Naruto feels he has somewhat understood Sasuke's explanation about the pain from losing bonds.
At the ramen house, Naruto is about to start eating his ramen when he is Reverse-Summoned to Mt. He continues to reminisce about Sasuke, remembering how determined he had been to stop Sasuke. When he hears from Yamato that Kakashi has gone to stop Sasuke, he tricks Yamato by using a Shadow Clone and escapes. After much consideration Naruto accepts and signs the scroll, allowing Naruto to control the Kyuubi's chakra. As Naruto, Sakura and Sai discuss what to do, Omoi and Karui confront them, demanding information on Sasuke, who they learn is now an Akatsuki member.
But as Naruto tells them the Fourth Hokage professed his belief in him, Kakashi agrees to escort Naruto to the Five Kage Summit. This causes Sasuke to tell Naruto that he will never change and that he would eventually destroy the Hidden Leaf village. Danzo and Sasuke begin to fight fiercely to see which one tires out first. Madara realizes Danzo's jutsu which makes him invincible is a forbidden jutsu known as Izanagi. Meanwhile, Kisame fuses with Samehada and traps Bee inside of a Water Dome.
The Great Elder tells Naruto that he will meet an octopus and an enemy that uses the power of its eyes, pertaining to Sasuke which Naruto already knows about. While Killer Bee practices Enka with Kin-sensei, he is approached by Kisame. When Madara threatens to refuse, a sixth casket whose contents are unseen is summoned, which visibly disturbs Madara and forces him to accept, although on the condition that Kabuto will receive Sasuke's body after the war, which Kabuto agrees upon. The Feudal Lords agree to formally ratify the Allied Shinobi Force. Yamato arrives and berates Naruto for getting away from him. The two fight, with Sasuke considerably weakened by his previous fight with Danzo. Later, Naruto tells Kakashi and Yamato he intends to ask the Raikage to change his mind about killing Sasuke, an idea which they are reluctant to.
At that moment, White Zetsu appears, announcing Sasuke's arrival at the Summit. As A, the Raikage, is elected to be leader of the Joint Shinobi Alliance, Bee continues to fight Kisame with the assistance of Kin. Mei decides to join the fight and proves too much for the injured Sasuke. Meanwhile, Sasuke takes out C with genjutsu, while A manages to survive an exceptionally powerful strike from Jugo in his Second Level Curse Mark form and retaliates, defeating Jugo. Danzo takes Karin hostage but Sasuke shoots his Chidori blade through them both, fatally wounding Danzo in the process.
Back in Konoha, Tsunade forms a meeting which discuss the upcoming war against Akatsuki. Naruto tries to convince the Raikage, A, to stop the order of execution on Sasuke Uchiha, but he refuses and continues on his way to the Kage Summit. However, Sasuke tries to kill her only to be stopped by Kakashi. Guy challenges Kakashi again for another match knowing it will be their last because Kakashi is going to be the next Hokage. He asks her to prove her loyalty and love by killing Karin.
Desperately, Danzo activates his fail-safe technique, intending to seal Sasuke and Madara away into his corpse. Naruto and the others arrive back in the village, with Naruto telling Shikamaru to gather all their friends, as he has something he wants to say. Sasuke gains the upper hand over Danzo, having tricked him into using up Izanagi. Naruto wakes up after dreaming about Sasuke. As Jugo and Suigetsu are caught by the samurai, a clone of Sai confronts Naruto and tells him about Sakura's intentions to kill Sasuke herself in order to free Naruto of his burden. As he dies, Danzo recalls trying to catch up to Hiruzen, but never being able to, dying without attaining his dream of becoming Hokage just like he did.