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"Desire is noble."

— Francois, Dr. Stone (Manga), Chapter 92

Francois (フランソワ Furansowa) is Ryusui's faithful butler whose services were well sought out and coveted even before the Petrification. They are revived by the Kingdom of Science as they require a chef to pull through long sea voyages. Francois's culinary expertise alongside their buttling and hospitality skills make them a crucial addition to the cast.


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Francois is a short person of very petite build and ambiguous gender. They have a round face with sharp eyes and often sport a serious expression, their hair is always arranged in neat corkscrew curls and likely much longer than it appears to be. Francois has a petrification scar in the shape of a star on the back of each hand, but they're rarely visible as they often wear gloves.

Francois is typically seen in their butler uniform; a dark blazer with striped cuffs and padded shoulders, a striped sash, a light colored ascot, medium length and slightly flared pants, and light colored boots with tall heels. When baking[11] or cooking[12] they wear a white long-sleeved baker's uniform, likely over their regular butler's attire and they also sport a white baker's hat.

The star-like scars on their hands disappeared after their second revival, but they soon recreate them with war paint alongside the rest of the Kingdom of Science following Tsukasa's revival.



Francois is an incredibly hardworking and driven individual, with an outstanding ability to work under duress, they truly take pride in their work and never fail to tackle any challenge that may arise.

They usually appear pleasant, calm and collected, as it's part of their work ethos, but like with anything they do, they don't skimp on showing emotion when its due. Francois truly loves their job as a butler and they take great pride in delivering the best service possible. Their job is so entwined with their everyday life that it crosses the barrier to being their general lifestyle and they are very keen to expand their already vast skill set.

Francois generally enjoys making people happy with their service, and often thinks one step ahead, preparing things before they are even asked for. Francois also has a tendency to hide their fatigue and only take breaks when no-one can see them.[13]

Abilities and Skills[]

  • Butling: Francois is an incredibly skilled butler, being so proficient in their job that they are hired by the Nanami Corp, a company with trillions of yen in net worth.[14] While in their line of work, Francois has picked up several skills that benefit them as a butler.
  • Master Chef: Francois holds an encyclopedic knowledge on foods and cooking in general, being able to not just cook but bake and bartend as well. Among all the master chefs in Japan, Francois is one of the top.
    • Cooking: One of the key reasons Francois was revived was because the Kingdom of Science were in need of a cook, and Francois sure does pay off. As soon as Senku asks for bread that would last for a longtime, Francois immediately recommends Goats Gift Stollen, showing that they hold an encyclopedic knowledge on foods and cooking in general.[11] Francois scores a 5/5 in Cooking Skills in their worker file, showing just how skilled they are in it. Francois can whip up anything from a burger to high class cuisine.[15][16]
    • Baking: Francois is an expert baker, with knowledge on all kinds of breads, befitting someone who often uses French phrases and wears the French flag.[17] Francois has only ever been seen baking bread, but assuming they are an expert cook, Francois has the potential to bake other foods such as cookies and cakes.
    • Bartending: Francois is most commonly seen serving drinks to their guests. This can be tea, coffee, cocktails and even alcohol. Alongside their knowledge on cooking, Francois has amassed many formulas for drinks.
  • Hospitality: One of the key parts of being a butler is to prioritize the comfort of the people you serve. Whether it is friend or foe, Francois always provides the guests hospitality. After the battle with Stanley is done and everyone is tired, Francois included, they prioritize the comfort of their guests before themselves.[18] While traveling to America, Francois makes every individual on the ship a personalized drink, showing that Francois will do their best to make everyone of their guests feel comfortable and relaxed.[19]
  • Multilingual: Francois is able to speak Japanese, English and French. Although it is unknown whether Francois is French or Japanese, Francois speaks Japanese the most due to the majority of the Kingdom of Science being Japanese. Francois is completely fluent in these languages, being able to translate Japanese to English in just a second.[20] They've also learnt Spanish while in South America, as well as Morse code.[21]
  • Babysitting: Francois shows great care for children, and this can be seen in their interactions with Suika, often being a parental figure and taking care of her.[22][23] During Ryusui's flashback, Francois is the one who takes care of Ryusui. Francois is the one who relays the message to him that his allowance has been lowered and apologizes for it, and is the one who brings Ryusui his dinner. It's implied Francois mainly raised Ryusui over his family showing they have years of experience with children.[24]
  • First Aid: While not being a professional doctor, Francois knows basic first aid and is the first to treat Senku's wounds after he is shot.[25] While Senku is bedridden recovering from being shot, Francois alongside Luna tends to Senku during his process of healing.[26]
  • Horticulture: While on the way to America, Francois uses the on board farm and plants to create the personalized drinks for everyone on board,[19] and it can be assumed that Francois cultivates many of the products they use to cook and bake due to the limitations of the Stone World.
  • Housekeeping: Francois is able to keep things in households neat and tidy, a common skill for butlers, this probably comes very handy in maintaining the Perseus during the long voyage to America, however we do not get a specific outline of what work they do themselves and what they share with the rest of the ship's crew.
  • Office Work: While never shown doing office work in the manga, it is put as one of their skills in a Mecha Senku Q&A.
  • Endurance: Francois, although hides any sense of tiredness, is able to walk for two days straight non stop and even after arriving at the Kingdom of Science was immediately prepared to start their job.[10] Although on the surface Francois seems to hold never ending stamina, it is revealed in their worker file they rest when no one is watching, and that is just another part of the job.
  • Observation: Upon seeing that Stanley didn't kill Suika or Ginro, Francois is immediately able to deduce that Stanley wont harm civilians, and carefully took the right course of action and surrendered claiming that they and Suika are doctors. This quick thinking prevented Suika and themselves from being killed.[27]

Chapter Appearances[]

Chapter Appearances
Age of Exploration Arc
83. Dr. Stone Absent
84. People = Power Absent
85. Ultimate Resource Mentioned
86. Money Absent
87. Senku's Department Store Absent
88. Wings of Humanity Absent
89. Adventures Absent
90. New World Map Absent
91. Need Bread? Start with Wheat Absent
92. Desire is Noble Debut
93. The First Shot Is Yours Appears
94. The Scent of Black Gold Appears
95. First Contact Appears
96. Eye of Science Appears
97. The Joy of Leadership Appears
98. Ryusui Flashback
99. Kingdom of Science Photo Journal Appears
100. Origin of the 100 Tales Pictured
Treasure Island Arc
101. Treasure Chest Absent
102. Perseus, Ship of Science Pictured
103. Light of Hope and Despair Appears
104. Men of Forensics Absent
105. The Island's Great Beauty Absent
106. The Secret of Petrification Absent
107. To the Trump Card Science Vessel Absent
108. Two Trump Cards Absent
109. The Great Escape Absent
110. Beautiful Science Absent
111. Science Wars Absent
112. King of Three Dimensions Absent
113. Cryptography Science Absent
114. Silently, Science Pierces the Stone Absent
115. One Second, One Grain Absent
116. Miracle in Hand Absent
117. The Kingdom of Science Strikes Back Absent
118. Silent Soldiers Absent
119. Science Soldiers Petrified
120. Top Secret Absent
121. Medusa's True Face Absent
122. Brain-Battle Puzzle Pieces Absent
123. The Battle of Wits' Deal Game Absent
124. The Invention of God and the Devil Absent
125. The Decisive Three-Dimensional Battle Absent
126. A 3-D Strategy Absent
127. Medusa and Perseus Absent
128. Island-Wide Battle Royale Absent
129. Joker Absent
130. Devil's Choice Absent
131. Nasty Crimes Absent
132. The Strongest Weapon Is... Absent
133. Flash of Destruction Absent
134. Commander Faceoff Absent
135. Counting Absent
136. Medusa Vs. Science Absent
137. Last Man Standing Absent
138. End Of Part 3 Appears
New America City Arc
139. First Dream Pictured
140. New World Plots Absent
141. First Team Pictured
142. World Power Appears
143. Ryusui vs. Senku Appears
144. Ryusui & Gen vs. Senku & Kohaku Pictured
145. Bar Francois Appears
146. Bar Francois: Bitters Appears
147. Science Journey Absent
148. Pioneers of Earth Pictured
149. Light Lure in Darkness Absent
150. Righteous Science User Absent
151. Dr. X Absent
152. Doctor Vs. Doctor Absent
153. Science Wars Absent
154. Spy vs. Spy Absent
155. Science Is Elegant Appears
156. Two Scientists Absent
157. Same Time, Same Place Absent
158. Who's the Scientist? Absent
159. Lock On Pictured
160. Gunshots Echo Appears
161. Craft Wars Appears
162. Down the Earth-Stained Path Absent
163. Multifront Final Battle Appears
164. Re-Lock On Flashback
165. Know the Rules, Make the Rules Absent
166. Ultimate Knight Absent
167. Different Strokes Absent
168. Corn City: Population One Million Appears
169. RISK or HEART Absent
South America Arc
170. Staring Up at the Same Moon Absent
171. Staring at the Same Light Pictured
172. Marked with an "X" of Wisdom Absent
173. Earth Race Absent
174. The Specter of the Panama Canal Appears
175. Ultra Race Across South America Absent
176. Net-Breaking Battle Plan Pictured
177. Medusa Mechanism Pictured
178. Science Scales Mountains Appears
179. Bonds on the High-Wire Pictured
180. Sickening Yet Beautiful Pictured
181. New World Science Appears
182. Diamond Heart Absent
183. Stone Sanctuary Absent
184. Fort Medusa Absent
185. Lovely Cleavage Plane Appears
186. To Each Their Own Blade Appears
187. Cyber Guerilla Pictured
188. What I Once Sought to Destroy Absent
189. Our Dr. Stone Pictured
190. Science Transcends Life Flashback
191. Divine Scream, Down to Earth Absent
192. Until We Meet Again Appears
193. Our Stone World Absent
New Stone World Arc
194. Homo Sapiens, All Alone Petrified
195. Treasure Hunter, All Alone Petrified
196. Scientist, All Alone Absent
197. A Stony Eden and Its Forbidden Fruit Appears
198. Whole New World Absent
199. Superalloys Pictured
200. Future Engine Pictured
Globetrotting Arc
201. Morse Talk Pictured
202. Ryusui Corp. Appears
203. Missile Heart Appears
204. The Universe is Written in the Language of Mathematics Appears
205. Universe of Zeroes and Ones Pictured
206. Dawn of the Computer Absent
207. Linking the Circuit Diagram Pictured
208. Science Transcends Humanity Appears
209. The Rocket's Hard Truth Appears
210. Not One-Way Absent
211. World Tour for Resources Appears
212. Final Part: Stone to Space Appears
Moon Mission Arc
213. Unknown Known Appears
214. Stone World's Earth Defense Force Pictured
215. Long, Long Road Absent
216. Hello, World Absent
217. Science Underdogs Appears
218. WWW (World Wide Workshop) Pictured
219. Three Heroes Absent
220. A Desire for All Appears
221. Entrusting It All Appears
222. Science Road Pictured
223. 0 Absent
224. In Space Pictured
225. Docking Pictured
226. Giant Step Appears
227. It Was You Absent
228. Life Stone Absent
229. Why-Man Absent
230. Human Absent
231. A Future To Get Excited About Absent
232. Final Chapter: Dr. STONE Appears


  • Ryusui says he isn't sure what their actual name, gender, or even nationality is, as he never thought to ask.
    • Their name is usually written as "Francois" (フランソワ Furansowa) but it might be "Francoise" (フランソワーズ Furansowāzu).[10]
    • It is very likely that they are intentionally kept mysterious as they did not receive a birthdate along with other characters, nor will Inagaki reveal anything to his own family.[28]
  • Francois' petrification mark, the starburst, is similar to the manga's visual effect when Ryusui snaps his fingers.
    • Similar star-shaped symbols are found on Luna's lower back, and drawn onto one of Kirisame's pocket pouches.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dr. Stone: Kingdom of Science Encyclopedia, Page 108
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 178, Page 18
  3. Dr. Stone Manga: Volume 19 — Extras
  4. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 197, Page 6
  5. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 1, Page 11, Francois is petrified along with all of Earth's human population.
  6. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 92, Page 7, Francois is revived by Yuzuriha or Nikki.
  7. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 103, Page 15, Francois is petrified along with majority of the Perseus crew.
  8. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 192, Page 21, Francois is petrified along with the rest of the world.
  9. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 197, Page 6, Francois is revived by Senku.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 92, Page 10
  11. 11.0 11.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 92, Page 12
  12. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 148, Page 16
  13. Dr. Stone Manga: Volume 11 — Worker Files
  14. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 98, Page 10
  15. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 93, Page 2
  16. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 148, Page 17
  17. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 92, Page 8
  18. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 168, Page 11
  19. 19.0 19.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 145, Page 4
  20. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 160, Page 7
  21. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 190, Page 6
  22. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 94, Page 14
  23. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 185, Page 9
  24. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 98, Page 13
  25. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 160, Page 6
  26. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 161, Page 5
  27. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 186, Page 15
  28. https://twitter.com/reach_ina/status/1470370967017095171?s=20

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