While he was a member of the group he began to feel guilty for what he was doing. Gantetsu thought he was saving the orphans, but he still knew that losing their parents was something awful and decided to put a stop to the ninja drop-outs. He saved the children from the houses they razed, hiding them in the Forest of Bewilderment. He also stole the treasure they had stolen together, and then he let his comrades to believe that he was captured so that they would come "rescue" him in order to learn where the treasure is. He hoped that by doing so his former comrades would get caught and that would be the end of the ninja drop-outs. Despite this, he knows that he can never completely atone for his crimes.