Matsukaze ( (マツ) (カゼ) Matsukaze) is a warrior from the Petrification Kingdom. Born a few centuries prior to the present, he was petrified as consequence of an event in which countless Petrification Weapons fell from the sky, in order to warn the future generations. He was revived by the Kingdom of Science. He joined the Kingdom of Science and currently acts as a body guard to Ginro due to his resemblance to his late master despite knowing that they are not the same person.

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 scar or tattoo on his forehead. It is unknown if this is a scar from his petrification. 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).[2]

Prior to his Petrification, he wore a different outfit and lacked the scar on his arm and forehead. He also wielded a stone sword.[2]

Following his revival, he is given a new attire by Francois.[3] He carries a wooden stick on his side like a sword, but it is later destroyed by Tsukasa[4] and replaced with a bamboo practice sword.[2] It was later destroyed by Stanley. [1]

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 and the formula that depetrifies people.

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 warriors of the Kingdom of Science. He possesses great skill that makes him a valuable asset to the Kingdom.

Physical Abilities

  • Enhanced Strength: Matsukaze wields considerable strength and speed. In a flashback, he was strong enough to take down several enemies and not be harmed.[2] 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.[5] Along with Mozu, he could easily defeat one of the soldiers of Stanley’s military unit, despite the latter having years of combat experience.[6]
  • 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.[3] 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.[7] 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]
  • 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 Mozu to compliment his proficiency.

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.[4][2] The sword was later destroyed by Stanley.[1]

History

Matsukaze petrifies himself

According to Senku, Matsukaze was born a few centuries prior to the present. As mentioned by himself, he was the loyal servant of an unknown master who resembled Ginro.[3] Matsukaze witnessed several Petrification Weapons fall from the sky, before he witnessed several people being turned to stone.

He and his master dealt with several brigades who sought to harness the weapons for greed. Matsukaze was forced to cut his master's arm off after it was petrified.

After his master died, Matsukaze slew countless brigades and destroyed all but one of the weapons before allowing himself to be petrified, hoping the future generations would combat the Petrification Weapons like him and his late-master. He carved the shape of the weapon into his arm in order to warn the future generations as he was petrifying.[2]

At some point after his petrification, he ended up in the sea as a statue until he was found by Taiju.

Synopsis

Treasure Island Arc

He is accidentally collected by Taiju, while the latter was collecting the petrified bodies of their allies. Matsukaze is left petrified, as he is missing an arm.[8]

New America City Arc

Matsukaze depetrified

After the battle, his arm is found and reattached. Although they know nothing of him, Senku later depetrified him after Soyuz recognized that the symbol on his arm resembled the Medusa device. He thanks the Kingdom of Science for freeing him and saves Ginro, due to his resemblance to his former lord and shows off some of his skill by rescuing him from Kirisame and Kohaku. He relays some his past, before he is cut off by Senku and Ryusui, to his shock.[3]

Matsukaze then witnessed Senku and allies revive several of the petrified villagers. He is greatly amazed by the feat. Matsukaze wishes that the formula existed in his time, while telling Chrome that most of the Petrification Devices were destroyed by his master and the last one was seized by a brigade. Matsukaze then joins the Kingdom of Science by becoming a subordinate to Ginro and carrying supplies on the Perseus.[9]

After returning to Japan, he witnesses the revival of Tsukasa Shishio. When Tsukasa addresses Senku on the situation, Matsukaze remarks on his forwardness, something the others aren't surprised on. Matsukaze then observed that Tsukasa is a skilled fighter. Curious about the latter's skill, he challenges Tsukasa to a sparring match but is easily bested by his opponent and in awe at his defeat, he surrenders.[10]

Matsukaze is present when the globe constructed by Kaseki and Yuzuriha is finished. He listened to Senku revealing the journey to travel the world and create new cities.[11]

During Minami's interview of the crew, Matsukaze declares his desire of defeating the Whyman, as he believes he had something to do with the fate that befell his island. Ginro mentioned that he tried to sneak away but Matsukaze carried him back onboard the Perseus along with the supplies.[12]

During the party after the poker game, a drunk Ginro asks Matsukaze on his past and he tells the story of how the Petrification Weapons got to Treasure Island, how his master died, and how he ultimately came to be petrified. He receives a cocktail from Francois, and passes out after one sip.[13] He wakes up and participates in weapons training with the revived Hyoga and the other fighters aboard the Perseus.[14]

Matsukaze is later amazed by the sights of the sea along with the other Stone world residents. He is pleasantly amazed to see them reach land.[15]

When the Perseus arrives in San Francisco, the warrior team follows the exploration crew on the motorboat. Soon alligators attack, though Matsukaze and the other warriors defeat them and use the Alligator meat to restock on supplies. Matsukaze is exceptionally pleased with the hamburgers that François made from them.[16]

They continue to find corn that has been scattered through the river. That night, the crew set camp before Senku notes that corn was growing, since certain bugs are attracted and questions that. However, Tsukasa and the others note on an eerie feeling, something Matsukaze agrees on before Tsukasa tells everyone to retreat inside the boat, where they could take cover. Surely enough, bullets rain down and Matsukaze narrowly avoids the attacks ducks. After the gun stops shooting, Ryusui has the group enter the boats before fleeing the scene.[17]

The group escape on the river, but Ukyo hears an engine, before they are shocked to witness an aircraft flying above them. When the pilot resumes attacking, Matsukaze's shoulder is grazed in the process. Fortunately, Senku comes up with a plan and has Kirisame bring the plane down with a substance, as the pilot escapes. Senku has the plane salvaged, wanting to use it in the future while Ryusui supports this plan.[18]

Matsukaze is later present for the planning. He remarks the drawn descriptions make the plan more easy to follow.[19]

He is later overjoyed at enjoying ice cream after Senku recreates it.[20]

After Senku is wounded from nearly being shot, Matsukaze quickly stops Ginro from letting it slip that Senku survived, telling his lord to keep silent because the enemy might hear them.[21]

He is later seen checking out Kaseki's new invention, he and Mozu both believe it to be a weapon for mutilating the enemy while Ginro criticizes them for that.[22]

When the crew is alerted of Stanley's arrival, Matsukaze remarks that the Science War has started with him and the other warriors standing ready for battle.[23]

As the battle between Stanley, Senku, and Ryusui took place. Matsukaze stayed on the deck believing something was amiss, he noted that the aerial battle distracted everyone. When the Perseus came under attack, he was able to get below decks with Ginro and Mozu before he and Mozu took down one of the American colony soldiers.[6]

Matsukaze and Mozu made their way to the deck, where they proceed to battle the enemy. Using his swordsmanship, he easily knocks away several grenades. Mozu compliment Matsukaze for his skill. Although their strength proves troublesome to the enemy, the real Stanley emerges from the submarine and catches the Warriors off-guard before shooting Matsukaze's sword and wounding his shoulder and destroying Mozu's spear while injuring him too. After that, Stanley reports to Dr. Xeno that their enemy was defeated.[1]

South America Arc

On the mainland, Stanley's group have the Perseus crew march through woods before the still wounded Matsukaze collapses while the others worry over him. Matsukaze was able to whisper to Minami and Yuzuriha over something. Soon Homura, Minami, and Yuzuriha all request for their ally to get tended. Maya carried him to the ship, as Stanley hoped to used the Samurai for interrogation. Though wounded Matsukaze slipped out of bed to learn Ginro's location. He found Ginro hiding and assumed he was trying to infiltrate the enemy.[24]


Relationship

His Master

Matsukaze was loyal to his former lord, as he was quick to save him from being petrified. As his master laid dying, Matsukaze was devastated as he spoke his last words and slew countless brigades in his anger. He carried out his master's dying wish and destroyed all but one of the weapons before allowing himself to be petrified.[2]

When he awoke centuries later, he mistook Ginro for his master until he realized his mistake. However, Ginro told him that he may be a distant relative to his master and thus Ginro then made Matsukaze his subordinate.[3] Matsukaze seeks to avenge his master, by going after the Whyman who is speculated that they were the one who sent the Petrification Weapons to his island leading to chaos and his master's death.[12] Matsukaze still mourns his master, as he was seen sad after telling his full history.[4]

Ginro

Matsukaze mistook Ginro for his former lord and saved Ginro from Kirisame and Kohaku. Ginro was amazed by his skill and to learn he resembled the latter's master who he thinks is a distant relative. Ginro then made Matsukaze his subordinate.[3] With Matsukaze, Ginro is happy to gain protection from his former "tormentors", bragging about his strength to the others' dismay. However, he felt humble when he watched Tsukasa defeat him in a match.[4]

Although Matsukaze has learned Ginro isn't really his lord, he continues to address him as such, as seen when he carried Ginro on the ship, despite the latter's obvious lies to avoid trouble. Ginro once felt bad, when he drunkenly asked Matsukaze about his master and saw his sad reaction.[2]

Despite constantly using him as a human shield, Ginro cares about Matsukaze, as when Stanley threaten to shoot him did he give himself away and reveal the location of the other allies to spare his friend from death.

Senku Ishigami

Matsukaze is grateful to Senku for freeing him from Petrification and stated he was in his debt. Senku is pleased to have another warrior but annoyed that he follows Ginro.[3] He is amazed by the young scientist's inventions such as the Stone Formula and ice cream.[3][20] When Senku is wounded from nearly being shot, Matsukaze was worried about him but made sure to keep him from further enemy attacks.[21]

Tsukasa Shishio

When they met after Tsukasa's revival, Matsukaze was surprised at Tsukasa being forward after awakening was asking Senku about the situation.

He observed Tsukasa and could tell that he was a strong warrior and requested a sparring match, which the latter accepted. In the end, Matsukaze was defeated and he surrendered, while left in awe at Tsukasa's strength. Tsukasa, in return, acknowledged how strong Matsukaze was and complimented him.[4]

During the voyage to America, Tsukasa was sullen at hearing Matsukaze's past before an inebriated Matsukaze requested that he train him. Although Matsukaze apologized for overstepping, Tsukasa agreed to this, leading to Hyoga, Homura, and Mozu being revived.[2]

Whyman

Matsukaze voices a desire to defeat the mysterious Whyman, as it is speculated that they were the one who sent the Petrification Weapons to his island leading to chaos and his master's death.[12] Matsukaze is aware that revenge will not bring his master back but he feels that he needs to stop this evil foe.[15]

Chapter Appearances

Chapter Appearances
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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
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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
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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

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.
  • 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 1.4 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 166
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 146
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 139
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 141
  5. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 148
  6. 6.0 6.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 165
  7. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 149
  8. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 119
  9. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 140
  10. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 141, Page Matsukaze faces Tsukasa.
  11. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 142
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 143
  13. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 146, Pages 5 - 13
  14. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 146, Pages 14 -19
  15. 15.0 15.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 147
  16. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 148, Pages 14 -19
  17. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 149, Pages 14 -19
  18. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 150
  19. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 153
  20. 20.0 20.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 155
  21. 21.0 21.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 160
  22. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 162
  23. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 163
  24. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 170


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