The Rikkuyukai team leader, Zero, stands up to fight. The Urameshi team members are startled that the team leader is ready to fight. Hiei steps up, saying he'll take him on. Zero isn't in the mood to play around, and begins by insulting Hiei's Jagan Eye, angering Hiei. As Zero soon finds out, no one pisses off Hiei and gets away with it.
Zero begins the fight by engulfing the ring in flames, trying to intimidate Hiei. The intrepid fire youkai isn't phased, and this infuriates Zero. He blasts Hiei with a strong fire attack, and then scorches him, sending a charred Hiei falling to the ground. The crowd is stunned, and everyone thinks Hiei's dead. Then, he stands up, discarding a totaled shirt and bandana. He calls of the Dragon of the Darkness Flame, a demonic dragon from the deepest depths of hell. Kurama is surprised he's using this technique already. Hiei unleashes the dragon, and a huge black and purple shadow-like beast slams and engulfs Zero, leaving a black imprint on the side of