( On the banks of Selbago, a winter desert island. The Barren frosted plains are home to one animal alone. a durigo, Zatch is talking to a young boy wearing the espada pirate emblem on his back)
Zatch: so you wanna be like marimo? huh?
Dice: why else would i change my name to dice, grandpa?
Zatch: you pester me, just like your father
Dice; i'm nothing like the man named crocodile.
( a flying bear appears behind zatch)
Zatch: prove it.
( before he can turn around the durigo is decapitated)
Dice: (sheaths his sword) i will find my hero, and kill him with my own hands, so that i may become the best swordsman in the world.