MK, Mei, Pigsy, and Tang attend in a shadow play called The Hero and the Warrior. While waiting, MK and Mei recognize the Mayor as the same guy who gave them the Skeleton Key. Once the play was about to start, MK left to get snacks. Unknownest to him, the puppeteer used a magic lantern to trap the others inside. When MK returned, he watches the play and assumed that the characters are referring to him and Monkey King.
After watching the play, MK wonders if he is the warrior from the story and asked the puppeteer what happened to the character in the story. Suddenly, "Monkey King" appears right next to MK and laughs at him once he mentioned that he can't face the Lady Bone Demon all by himself. Angered, MK attempts to hit Monkey King, but had his punch block by him. He soon figures out that the puppeteer was Macaque along.
After MK realized that he accidentally revealed all of his insecurities with Macaque about the Lady Bone Demon and the thoughts of being the wrong successor to the Monkey King, the latter uses the lantern to make MK fight the shadow versions of Mei, Pigsy, and Tang. But during the fight, Macaque breaks the magic lantern and leaves, freeing MK's friends. When MK asked him why he broke the lamp, Macaque explained to him that he did because wanted to see him suffer until he learned that MK was already doing to himself. MK then realized that Macaque is the warrior from the story along, and was warned by him that he's not ready for what's going to happen next.
Later, Macaque returns to the theater to get the lantern back, but gets confronted by the Mayor, who wants the lantern as one of the ingredients to the bone mech and bring him to the Lady Bone Demon.
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