Batou enters a ship at sea and tries to find the source of the ghosts. Major Kusanagi shows up and helps him fight off the doll guards, then hacks the computer on the boat and shuts them all down. They find that the ghosts were being copied from children, who were being held captive. The major says that just as a human would not want to become a robot, a robot would not want to become human. She leaves her doll, supposedly going back to the net. Batou rescues the rest of the children and goes to see Togusa's family.