In the manga, it was only stated that Soro was killed by Zoro after Helmeppo let him run loose in town; the accompanying picture showed the townspeople on the street, and Zoro slashing Soro with his sword while Rika lay on the ground behind him, much to the shock of everyone watching. However, in the anime, this was expanded. Helmeppo came into the town with Soro and scared everyone. They then went into a bar owned by a little girl and her mother. Soro started to scare the customers away. The little girl named Rika then started hitting Soro with a broom but her attempt only succeeds in annoying him. When he attempted to retaliate, Zoro intervened and killed him by throwing a stool at him.