"Complication, Activation, Confrontation" (交錯·発動·対決 Kōsaku Hatsudō Taiketsu?) is the sixth episode of the anime series Shakugan no Shana. Shana and Margery Daw confront Friagne as the Crimson Lord puts his plans into action.


After having conversation with Lamies, Yuji Sakai was shocked of Friagne's plan to devour the city and immediately run out the museum to find Shana. Friagne decides to accelerate his plans in order to prevent the Flame Haze defeat him and thus fail his plan. So, he begin the City Devourer spell sooner rather than later.

Shana heard Friagne's plan from Yuji when they are walking down the street. When they almost start arguing, his mother came and approach him. After his mother left, Shana opens a Fuzetsu and wanted to kill Yuji. Later, Shana detected a Fuzetsu and she immediately went there. Later, when he used the Bubble Loot causing Shana to move forward to attack him because her sword is being wrapped, Yuji come along to help her avoid Friagne's attack. Yuji is being taken away by Friagne and went away.

Meanwhile, Margery Daw is brought to Keisaku's house and she plans to enjoy herself while trying to find Lamies. As Friagne and Yuji wait for Shana to come to the theme park, he express his pity towards Flame Haze. When Shana come and fight with Friange, Yuji help her to avoid Friagne's attack after Shana got hit by Friagne. When Friagne rang the Dance Party bell to trigger the City Devourer, Margery sensed it and know that it will make her unable to find Lamies.

Shana is knocked down by Marianne exploding herself behind Shana and Friagne is triggering the City Devourer. Yuji takes Friagne's anti-flame ring after Shana uses a sharp glass to cut Friagne's finger by throwing it. Margery Daw come last minute to hit Trigger Happy off when he tries to use it again. Shana slashes him and let him die away as he run towards Shana to attack her.

Yuji begins to fade away because his Power of Existence is so weak after his Power is absorbed by Trigger Happy. As he fades, the clock strikes midnight and his Power of Existence is restored. Alastor confirms the Treasure Tool inside of Yuji is the Reiji Maigo (Midnight Lost Child), and it will restore his Power of Existence every day at midnight. Shana and Yuji finally get along.

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* denotes if the character debuts in this episode

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Shakugan no Shanalist of episodes The End of Everything, The Beginning of One ThingThe Lit FlameThe Torch and the Flame HazeThe Confused Flame HazeRespective ThoughtsComplication, Activation, ConfrontationThe Two Flame HazeThe Beautiful GobletThe Poolside of Love and DesireEntangled FeelingsYūji, Shana, and KissesFlowers Bloom in the CradleDeclaration of War Behind the SchoolA Great PersonThe Day the Flame Was BornThe Flame-Haired, Burning-Eyed HunterA New ChapterA Shattering WishInside the BattleHeartless WilhelminaDiverging FeelingsThe Flickering FlameBattle at the SeireidenCrimson ThoughtsShakugan no Shana Special: Love and Outdoor Hot Spring Tutorial!
Shakugan no Shana The Movie
Shakugan no Shana Secondlist of episodes The Second TimeThe Beginning of EverythingThe Suspicious Transfer StudentThe Anxious GirlsThe Family's Dinner TableEve of TroubleHayato Ike, a Day of GloryThe Door to the PastThe Milestone of SorrowThe Man Who ReturnedThe Promised PairThe Clear Autumn Festival BeginsConvergence, Then a SignEternal LoverAwakeningCeaseless FeelingsRespective PathsThe Intricate YūjiMatters That Could Not Be SaidMadder Red Struggle to the DeathCombined StrengthChristmas EveQuickening PerilThat Which Must Be Protected
Shakugan no Shana Slist of episodes ReshuffleDomicileOverture (Part 1)Overture (Part 2)
Shakugan no Shana Finallist of episodes Lost ExistenceWhat Must ComeTo Start the JourneyReunions and EncountersCaptured Flame HazeIn the Palm of Their HandsThe Divine GateBeginning of the WarTo SeireidenCrossingFeelings HeardThe Words of an OathFrom Rift to RiftDeclaration of the Grand OrderRout in the RainTo Battle, Once MoreFor Whose Sake?Maelstrom of WarfareWhat the Wind CallsThe World EggOne ReasonDream of the StrangerThe God's DreamThe End in the Distance
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