The Bronze Saints arrive at the Virgo Temple. There, they meet Shaka, the man whose power is the closest to God's power. Yet, he doesn't seem to notice the saints in front of him. Seiya tries to attack him, but Shaka hits him hard and Seiya goes to the ground. The same happens with Shiryu and Shun, and finally Shaka defeats all of them with his technique: TenMaKou Fuku (Devil Lord's Blessing). When Shaka is about to kill Shun, a Phoenix Feather cuts his hand. Phoenix Ikki has arrived. Since Ikki hurt Shaka's hand, the Gold Saint creates a river of blood, where Ikki will drown unless he gives up and becomes a follower of Shaka, but Ikki uses his flaming cosmo to vaporise the blood river.
However, Ikki still can't attack Shaka, who paralises him the same way as before. Then, Shaka uses his Rikudo Rinne (Cycle of the Six Worlds) attack, sending Ikki's spirit to the nothingness.