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Science Transcends Life ( () (がく) 生命 (いのち) () えて Kagaku wa Inochi o Koete) is the one hundred and ninetieth chapter of the Dr. Stone manga.

Summary

The chapter begins with Gen watching Ryusui get shot, screaming, then making a white flag out of his sash. The flag gets shot down immediately. Down the back of the fort, Kaseki and Senku are watching the diamonds go up in flames, without having been able to repair the Petrification Weapon. Kaseki laments he couldn't take a single step towards the future. Chrome tells him not to doubt himself, just as they receive a call from Corn City.

There, we see Joel testing his petrification device in a wine glass, toasting to himself. Over the phone, he thanks Kaseki for his help in figuring out how the diamonds worked. A flashback shows Brody receiving Francois's message about splitting into two teams, allowing Joel to make the same discovery about the cleavage planes as Kaseki. It is also revealed that Joel's watch is a sort of wiretap similar to the earring from the Treasure Island Arc, and that he's been trading information with the other group on how to build the diamond batteries.

Back at Fort Medusa, Kaseki weeps with relief that all his life's work wasn't for nothing, and that even if everyone is dead, science will find a way to transcend lives and build into the future.

The call presumably cuts off as Brody grabs and crushes Joel's wine glass in his hand, taking the petrification device away and smashing the phone. Brody then locks the device away in a huge safe as it's a "nasty weapon" that must be accounted for. Guns are pointed at the power team in Corn City as this happens.

Kaseki regrets that he couldn't congratulate Joel, but Gen points out that the Americans probably don't have a radio right now thanks to Kohaku, Tsukasa and Hyoga's sacrifice and by how aggressively they're being attacked. They send a message to Corn City in Japanese, with Brody trying to prevent them finding out about it. Joel hears it and asks someone to quickly translate, with Minami leaning her ear to his wrist, making him blush.

The message they receive seems to be a request for a full-force, suicidal attack to take over Corn City, with everyone leaping into action, determination and grins plastered over their faces. From behind the fighters, Joel wonders what drives them and gives them faith, and concludes he wants too wants to live so that he can toast his victory alongside Kaseki.

Characters in Order of Appearance

Chapter Notes

  • The Americans aren't taking prisoners or surrenders.
  • Joel calls the South America team to tell them he managed to get the petrification device working.
    • Joel's wristwatch is actually a listening device.
    • Francois' message to Corn City was a clue for Joel about how to complete the medusa.
  • Brody takes the medusa and locks it inside a vault.
  • Gen realizes that the Americans' transceiver was probably destroyed by Kohaku and the others, so the hostage power balance is in the Kingdom's favor.
  • Senku sends a message to Corn City telling them to fight, which they do.

Trivia

  • Gen only cries from the eye without the painted-on petrification scar, presumably to avoid smudging it.
  • In the final scene, Kirisame leaps ahead of the group. As a clever censoring, Nikki is pointing ahead as the attack happens.

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