Eragon and Murtagh begin to fight. After Murtagh nearly lands a killing blow on Eragon, Galbatorix stops him with magic. They fight for what seems like hours, but finally Eragon bests him. Murtagh uses the Name of Names to strip Galbatorix of his wards, and Eragon uses a combination of his ingenuity and the semi-passive magic of the dragons to make Galbatorix comprehend the sorrow he has caused to everyone. Overcome by emotion, he kills himself in a massive explosion.