|Release Date||August 8, 2015|
|• Chapter Chronology•|
Fate (因縁) is the fortieth chapter of the DanMachi manga.
In the dungeon, Bell and Lili heard the Minotaur's cry and encountered it while Freya watched the battle. Bell became overcome with fear and couldn't move. Lili desperately tried to get him back his senses but proved to be no avail as Bell was too dumbstruck from fear. As the Minotaur launches an attack with its sword, Lili is forced to push the immobile Bell to safety. Unfortunately, it leaves Lili badly injured.
Bell came to his senses after and noticed that Lili was injured. He told himself that he was scared of the Minotaur, but he was much more scared of letting Lili die. He threw her to the side and began to fight the Minotaur. Bell tried using Firebolt against the Minotaur to no effect as the monster charged right through it and punched Bell right in the chest plate. The force from the punch made him hurtle right into the wall, making most of his armor detach from him. As Bell struggles to regain his composure from the deafening blow, a sense of powerlessness covered him and he felt that he couldn't win against the Minotaur. Soon after the minotaur started roaring.