The two engage in a duel, during which O-Ren slashes Beatrix’s back. O-Ren mocks Beatrix calling her a “silly Caucasian girl who likes to play with Samurai Swords.”
The fight resumes and Beatrix wounds O-Ren, who apologizes for her earlier insult. Beatrix is on the verge of tears, but knows she must finish what she started. The fight ends when Beatrix scalps O-Ren. The dying O-Ren acknowledges that it truly was a Hanzo sword, and falls to the ground dead. Afterwards, Beatrix crosses O-Ren’s name off her death list.