"Level 9" is the forty-ninth chapter of Blame!, and the sixth chapter of Volume 8.


Cibo’s body forms a pod, incubating an exceptionally powerful Safeguard being. At Iko’s recorded request, Dhomochevsky takes Killy’s graviton gun, and attempts to destroy the pod and a fetus-like structure that emerges from it. The fetus transforms into a mechanical body bearing Cibo’s face, and decapitates Dhomochevsky.

Killy recovers and confronts Cibo’s new form, unsure whether it is friend or foe. As Cibo casts an energy bolt at him, Killy reacts by retrieving his gun and shooting her, only to discover that the bolt has repaired his arm, rather than damaging him.

Pcell, fallen and deformed, attempts a blast from her kinetic blade at Cibo. Killy finishes her off with a shot.

The core of Cibo’s body activates. She extends a projector array, and creates a column of energy that encompasses the facility.

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Blame! - Volumes and Chapters
Volume 1 The Net's OffspringMemories of EarthTechno NomadsEX-LOGThe AuthoritiesEscapeSilicon Souls
The Builders
Volume 2 EX-LOG - Nest RuineThe CapitolThe CorporationNet SphereSafety Guard
Volume 3 The Great SurfElectrosilos FishermenPlantersAwakeningAssaultBasic LanguageMassacre
Volume 4 Backup CyberspaceLimit CancelHybridToha Heavy IndustriesElectronic KnightThe Eighth Cave
Volume 5 HackingScattered SpaceGravity FurnaceVersionCave 13Cease Fire
Volume 6 Sanakan and CiboVibrationCollapseDissolutionDisappearanceBeautiful LifeUnofficial Megastructure
Volume 7 Central NexusClass 1 Critical Effect WeaponCaptureAnti-Intrusion Electron Space
The Megastructure's Internal FissureSpecial Safeguards
Volume 8 Inside the MegastructureMultiple Dispersion Molecule MovementProvisional Connection CertificationRaid
UrgeLevel 9Far-Off
Volume 9 Parallel Electricity Storage Tank ClusterThe CallerLacking EscapeThe CaptorAnother MeetingPeople
The Observer
Volume 10 Unified Metal BeamsContinuumOrganicBurning SiliconRescue of the ReceptacleExterminator, First ClassRetrieved ConsciousnessThe Edge of the City