The Bronze Saints reach a snow-covered land, which causes Yuna to reminisce about her days as a Saint apprentice and her mentor, the kind Peacock Pavlin. Sensing her mentor near, Yuna rushes to her encounter, only to realize Pavlin's allegiance is to Mars. Disciple and master engage in a fierce duel, later Yuna realizes it was Pavlin testing her, as her mentor reveals she is truly loyal to Athena Saori, and informs Yuna she is still alive and being held hostage by Mars. As Yuna prepares to rejoin her fellow Bronze Saints, both female Saints are surrounded by traitorous Silver Saints. Pavlin stays behind to cover Yuna's escape, seemingly losing her life.