Kurama starts to recover from his wounds, and out of nowhere
Kuwabara springs out and begins showing off to the gang how strong he has gotten (heck he
placed third in Genkai's competition) he starts to unleash his rei ken (spiritual sword)
and, to impress everyone he starts enlarging the sword until it crushes the ceiling.
However, nobody was impressed (aside from Koenma who was shocked) and then Kuwabara faints
(exhausted from his display of power). Yusuke calls Botan on his communicator to query
about the situation back at the human world and Botan says that things are getting pretty
worse as she gets chased by another possessed person and smacks him down with her baseball
bat. (Kuwabara regains consciousness by the way upon seeing Botan) then the place suddenly
begins to crumble as the gang runs out to the clearing. There they meet the next demon
they have to face, Byako, a tiger-demon. Hiei was about to face the monster but Kuwabara
breaks in and tells them that he will beat the monster with his powerful spiritual sword
(right) and displays his power again.. but even the tiger-demon Byako laughs at the puny
display of energy. Byako then summons four mini-tiger demons from his hair and the tiger
Kuwabara tries to
attack the tigers with his sword but they are much too fast for him, as the four tigers
slaughter him and Kuwabara goes down badly wounded. Yusuke begs for Kuwabara to give up
the fight and let them handle the situation, but Kuwabara's pride stands up and he refuses
to do so. Just then he thinks of a plan, and suddenly runs back to his comrades. Byako
laughs as Kuwabara finally thought of retreating, as the mini-tigers follow him
straightly. But Kuwabara's plan is about to begin as he confronts the tigers, who has
followed him running and has now lined up in front of him in a straight line, and there he
uses his spiritual sword and makes it longer, nailing all four in one straight attack..
however the tigers are much too powerful and they still continue to force their way out of
the sword, so Kuwabara to decides to give chase once again, but this time he goes round in
circles and traps the four tigers around his sword, leaving them stucked for good.
Now Kuwabara confronts
the now pissed Byako, and Kuwabara attempts to kick the guts out of the tiger-demon with
his sword. He successfully slashes the monster, but Byako is unaffected by the hit.
Kuwabara tries again and again, but Byako still is unaffected. Kurama then realizes
something that Byako absorbs all the energy that Kuwabara gives off with his sword attack
and in turn Byako gets more and more stronger as Kuwabara's energy lessens by the minute.
Now we see Kuwabara's sword getting shorter, as he loses his energy continously. But still
as stubborn as he is, he again uses all the strength left from his body and unleashes
another spiritual sword, and Byako again absorbs the energy from it. Now Kuwabara is down
and is exhausted from losing all his energy, and Byako the tiger-demon gets stronger and