Glimpse Beneath the Mask ("The Identity of Mask?! A Beautiful Warrior // Fukumen no Shōtai?! Utsukushiki Senshi" (覆面の正体?! 美しき戦士) ) is the tenth episode of season 2 of YuYu Hakusho. It aired on June 19, 1993 in Japan and April 21, 2003 in the United States.
The Urameshi Team continue their fight against the Dr. Ichigaki Team. Kuwabara wants to stop fighting, however, and save the mindless souls inside. The masked fighter is forced to take a hit for Yusuke, when he's busy yelling at Kuwabara. She's thrown back and slammed into the side of the ring, presumably unconscious. It's up to Yusuke and Kuwabara to fend for themselves in the ring. . .and they're failing miserably. Kuwabara still refuses to fight, however, intent on rescuing from their dark fates. Ichigaki eggs them on, still in glee over the Urameshi Team's .05% percentage of victory. Kuwabara leaves himself open for a critical blow, still trying to figure out what's wrong with them, but the masked figher once again does crushing blow to his attacker, sending him sprawling. Her mask in tatters, she's revealed to be a short, young woman with pink hair, and a beautiful face. Everyone is surprised that the fighter isn't Genkai, like they had assumed. She berates them for standing still, and Kuwabara insists that they're still good of heart, somewhere, deep down there, and tells the woman the visions that he sees. She elaborates, informing them that Ichigaki was actually what CAUSED their master the disease in the first place. . .which means they were stuck inside this murderous job long before they were aware of it. Enraged at the sick doctor, Yusuke and Kuwabara go to attack him, but they're repelled by the three fighters. Kuwabara shouts at them, trying to snap them back, but it can't break the hold Ichigaki has on their body systems.
Suddenly, from the sky, the two other fighters from the Ichigaki team come crashing down, along with Hiei and Kurama, standing on top of the totaled robot. They tell everyone what happened, and try to enter the fight. The announcer stops them, telling them both teams already agreed to a 3-on-3. Hiei and Kurama are forced to watch from the sidelines.
Kuwabara still tries to snap them out of it, and they pummel him to the point of death, sending him flying out of the ring. The pink-haired woman tells Yusuke something interesting, however -- it seems that the fighters intentionally missed hitting all his vital points by mere inches. . .meaning they are actually at war with their bodies, little by little. With Kuwabara out of commision, Yusuke is forced to end it. He realizes they haven't been saying just "KILL" all along. . .but "KILL US". Forced with no other option, he rises up into the sky and prepares an immense Spirit Gun, capable of decimating the entire Ichigaki Team. . .
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