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Matsukaze ( (マツ) (カゼ) Matsukaze) is a warrior from the Petrification Kingdom. Born a few centuries prior to the present story, he petrified himself as consequence of an event in which countless petrification devices fell from the sky. While becoming stone, he carved the shape of the device into his arm in order to warn the future generations of the danger.

He was later revived by the Kingdom of Science, and joined them to act as a bodyguard to Ginro due to his resemblance to his late master.

Appearance

Matsukaze is a tall, young man with a relatively thin, but well-muscled build. His face is handsome and stern, and his black hair, which he keeps in a ponytail, extends to below his shoulders. He has a large crescent moon-shaped petrification scar on his forehead. He also has marking shaped vaguely like the Petrification Weapon on his left arm (which he carved in his arm when he was being petrified).[5]

Prior to his petrification, he wore a different outfit and lacked the scar on his arm and forehead. He also wielded a stone sword.[5]

Following his revival, he is given new attire by Francois.[6] He carries a wooden stick on his side like a sword, but it is later destroyed by Tsukasa[7] and replaced with a bamboo practice sword.[5] It was later destroyed by Stanley. [1] After his second revival, he lost his scar on his head.[8]

Personality

Matsukaze is an honorable, dutiful man. He is quick to thank Senku for reviving him, but immediately comes to the defense of Ginro (whom he believes to be his Lord at the time) when he appears to be in distress, and apologizes for his inability to protect him due to the petrification. Despite learning Ginro is not his Lord, Matsukaze continues to protect him, as Ginro is a distant relative. He will also apologize should he overstep his bounds, as he did so after he drunkenly asked Tsukasa to train him.

Like most Stone World people, he is amazed by new things, such as his own revival, the formula that depetrifies people, Senku's inventions, and the sights of the world.

He respects fellow warriors, humbly asking for a sparring match to see how his own strength compares. Upon Tsukasa's revival, Matsukaze was willing to wait for some time to allow the man to recover, showing that he does not wish to rush anyone should they need time to recover. He also showed himself willing to accept defeat after acknowledging the strength of his opponent.

Abilities and Skills

Matsukaze is one of the ten strongest warriors of the Kingdom of Science. He possesses great skill that makes him a valuable asset to the Kingdom.

Besides his strength, he is shown to be very agile and fast.

Physical Abilities

  • Enhanced Strength: Matsukaze wields considerable strength. In a flashback, he was strong enough to take down several enemies and not be harmed.[5] However, he wasn't skilled enough to fight against Tsukasa or Hyoga in sparring matches with them. Tsukasa noted that if properly trained in modern martial arts, Matsukaze would be a tough opponent even for himself. He could hunt and kill large American Alligators with help from the others.[9] Along with Moz, he could easily defeat one of the soldiers of Stanley's military unit, despite the latter having years of combat experience.[10] Even with his hands bind, he still delivered a powerful kick to an enemy.
  • Enhanced Speed: Upon seeing Ginro being attacked, he proceeded to blitz into the middle of the confrontation, deflecting attacks from both Kohaku and Kirisame (who are among the most dangerous fighters in their groups) simultaneously and removed Ginro from the area. This was notable, as he had only recently awoken from Petrification.[6] Even while wounded from a bullet in his shoulder, he was able to sneak away from the sickbay of the Perseus without anyone spotting him.
  • Acute Senses: He has good perception, as he could tell from a glance that Tsukasa is a highly trained combatant. Along with Hyoga and Tsukasa, he could feel that something was amiss before they were attacked by Stanley.[11] He could also tell that there was something wrong while the rest of the crew was watching Charlotte battle Senku and Ryusui. His deduction proved to be accurate, as it is revealed the American colony constructed a submarine to attack. He could also guess that the grenades a soldier of Stanley's military unit threw were capable of widespread destruction, similar to the Petrification Weapons he had to deal with in the past.[1] He was also able to seize a knife thrown in the air by François, after understanding the reason. [12]
  • Enhanced Durability: He possesses good endurance, as he was grazed by a bullet from a machine gun and called it a scratch.
  • Expert Swordsman: Matsukaze possesses some rudimentary swordsmanship. The depths of his skill were seen when he easily swatted aside several grenades with ease, leaving Moz to compliment his proficiency. Even with his hands bound, he was able to cut Ginro free with a cooking knife.

Weapons

He once wielded a stone like blade in the past, which he used to kill several enemies.

He carries a wooden stick on his side like a sword, but it is later destroyed by Tsukasa and replaced with a bamboo practice sword.[7][5] The sword was later destroyed by Stanley.[1]

Chapter Appearances

Chapter Appearances
Treasure Island Arc
101. Treasure Chest Absent
102. Perseus, Ship of Science Absent
103. Light of Hope and Despair Absent
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 Absent
New America City Arc
139. First Dream Debut
140. New World Plots Appears
141. First Team Appears
142. World Power Pictured
143. Ryusui vs. Senku Appears
144. Ryusui & Gen vs. Senku & Kohaku Absent
145. Bar Francois Absent
146. Bar Francois: Bitters Appears
147. Science Journey Pictured
148. Pioneers of Earth Pictured
149. Light Lure in Darkness Appears
150. Righteous Science User Appears
151. Dr. X Absent
152. Doctor Vs. Doctor Absent
153. Science Wars Appears
154. Spy vs. Spy Absent
155. Science Is Elegant Pictured
156. Two Scientists Absent
157. Same Time, Same Place Absent
158. Who's the Scientist? Absent
159. Lock On Absent
160. Gunshots Echo Appears
161. Craft Wars Absent
162. Down the Earth-Stained Path Appears
163. Multifront Final Battle Appears
164. Re-Lock On Absent
165. Know the Rules, Make the Rules Appears
166. Ultimate Knight Appears
167. Different Strokes Absent
168. Corn City: Population One Million Absent
169. RISK or HEART Absent
South America Arc
170. Staring Up at the Same Moon Appears
171. Staring at the Same Light Absent
172. Marked with an "X" of Wisdom Absent
173. Earth Race Absent
174. The Specter of the Panama Canal Absent
175. Ultra Race Across South America Absent
176. Net-Breaking Battle Plan Absent
177. Medusa Mechanism Mentioned
178. Science Scales Mountains Absent
179. Bonds on the High-Wire Absent
180. Sickening Yet Beautiful Absent
181. New World Science Appears
182. Diamond Heart Absent
183. Stone Sanctuary Absent
184. Fort Medusa Absent
185. Lovely Cleavage Plane Pictured
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 Absent
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 Absent
198. Whole New World Absent
199. Superalloys Pictured
200. Future Engine Pictured

Trivia

  • It is unknown how long he was petrified.
    • However, he is the person with the longest time spent petrified from the Stone World.
  • He is shown to be unable to hold his alcohol, as one sip caused him to pass out.[13]
  • Indirectly, he is responsible for his master's death, due to severing his petrified arm and causing blood loss.
    • However, Matsukaze was unaware of the revival formula, so he was sparing his master from being petrified.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 166
  2. Dr. Stone Manga: Volume 19 — Extras
  3. Dr. Stone Manga — Chapter 192, Matsukaze is petrified along with the rest of the world.
  4. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 199
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 146
  6. 6.0 6.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 139
  7. 7.0 7.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 141
  8. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 200
  9. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 148
  10. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 165
  11. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 149
  12. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 186
  13. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 146, Page 13

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