After the team acquire The Hot Deck, Noboru summons them to a meeting, asserts that the deck is rightfully the property of the Watada Renjo Gumi, and demands that they return it. When the team do not comply, a group of shadowrunners in Noboru's employ —The Saint, General X, and Tombstone— kidnap Breakdown to give Noboru leverage. When b0nb0n, Crusher, and Nightsass meet Noboru at Zepp to exchange the deck for Breakdown, Noboru asks The Saint to cut off Breakdown's hand as punishment for the group's initial obstinance. Dismayed, b0nb0n offers Noboru her hand in place of Breakdown's. Noboru accepts.