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Mozu (モズ) is one of the two strongest warriors in the Petrification Kingdom, with the other being Kirisame. He was the secondary antagonist of the Treasure Island Arc.

After Ibara's defeat, Mozu was revived by the Kingdom of Science at the behest of Hyoga.

Appearance

Mozu is a tall, spear-wielding muscular young man wearing pauldrons that appear to be made of stone. His stone guards were destroyed during his fight with Hyoga. He is shown to have replaced them while in America.

He has dark dreadlocks that are tied into a low ponytail. He has facial markings of unknown origin that extend from the top of his eyebrows in a curl, to between his eyes, similar to Kirisame's.

Personality

Mozu is a cocky and easygoing man who enjoys the company of beautiful women, and strong people. He giddily looks forward to the harem selection every year, hoping for cute girls to appear. He becomes fascinated with Kohaku upon meeting her, due to her combination of strength and beauty, two things he appreciates greatly.

He enjoys this fun to a fault, allowing Kohaku into the harem despite her nearly breaking Minister Ibara's hand. Even in the past, he lamented having to petrify the young escaping Amaryllis, recognizing how beautiful she could potentially be in the future. He also showed attraction to Luna, immediately commenting on her beauty.

Despite all this, he possesses a sharp instinct and cunning, and it is hinted that he knows a lot more than he lets on. Another glimpse of this is when he reminded the enemy that they were shorthanded and it would be best for them to not kill him and his friends because they were needed. This caused the Perseus crew to note that while he is cruel, he is strangely intellectual about such a topic. Minami correctly describes him, as "selfish, strong as an ox, and calculating to boot" with Kirisame adding on that he is "the last person you'd want to make as an enemy, but a surprisingly reliable ally.[2]

In battle, he lives for the thrill, as seen when he fought against Hyoga who he found to be a worthy adversary. Even after being defeated, he showed himself to be a good sport and even asked his victorious opponent to give him lessons.[3] He will also show respect to fellow warriors, as seen when he complimented Matsukaze for holding off the grenades.


Abilities and Skills

Mozu is a highly competent fighter, serving as one of the two greatest warriors of the Petrification Kingdom.

Physical Abilities

  • Enhanced Strength: He was able to easily throw aside five men (including Oarashi) with his strength alone, and was able to effortlessly overwhelm Kohaku with his skillful spearman-ship (Although she was not armed with her typical weapons at the time.) He also defeated Kinro, Magma, and Nikki in one blow each. He and Kirisame are noted to be the strongest warriors of the Kingdom of Petrification. The true depths of his strength are shown when he lasted very long against Hyoga before he was defeated. He could hunt and kill large American Alligators with help from the others.[4] Mozu also defeated several members of Stanley's military unit, despite their years of intense training.[2]
  • Stealth Prowess: Mozu was able to sneak up on Senku and his friends. Even with Ukyo's superlative hearing, he snuck up on them without detection.
  • Intelligence: Mozu was able to deduce that Kohaku was one of the intruders, although he chose to withhold this information, due to his personal interests. He also knew the military unit led by Stanley needed more people for the castle, as way of stopping them from attacking. [2]
  • Lancer Master: Mozu is a spear-handling master, using his skill, he was able to defeat several warriors of the Petrification Kingdom, such as Oarashi. He was even able to overwhelm Hyoga until the latter was able to modify Kinro's spear into that of Kudayari spear, and defeat him with his Kan style. During the time in America, Mozu has learn some of the Kan style and defeat some of Stanley's military unit with the arts. He noted on how far his skill got, describing it as incredible.[2]

History

5 years ago, Mozu and Kirisame were on a boat and found a group of kids including Amaryllis trying to escape the island with their boat. Kirisame petrifies all the kids with her weapon but Mozu tells her to not petrify Amaryllis because of how she can be cute in the next 5 years.

Plot

Treasure Island Arc 

Mozu attends the harem selection and notices Kohaku's strength.

He later finds out Kohaku is an invader and fights her.

Mozu comes into terms with Senku of a plan to take the petrification weapon and fight Ibara. Mozu plans to dominate everyone on the island after taking the petrification weapon.

Yo tries to shoot Mozu but Yo missed and Mozu easily swat aside some of Senku's allies on the ship. Mozu and Ibara corner Senku and his allies in a room where Senku revives Hyoga.

Startled to see someone revived from stone, Mozu stops in his tracks to understand the events. Soon he stops Magma from pursuing Ibara, as Hyoga questioned him on his intentions after revealing his views, Mozu tried to sway him into allying with him but subtly thought of betraying him. Ultimately Hyoga declines the offer, before stopping Mozu from killing Senku. The two go onto fight and are equal for some time. [5] [6]

During the battle, Mozu believes he's gotten the upper-hand and taunts him, though Hyoga dives in the water, something that Mozu realizes. He pursues Hyoga who is seemingly running away, only to learn its a trap. Hyoga modifies Kinro's spear to better fit his Kan Style to fight better. Mozu tried to defend himself from Hyoga's new fighting style but was defeated.[7]

When the island was being engulfed in petrifaction, Mozu remarked on how the fitting it was that his first loss was the last one he had. He and Hyoga promised if they'd ever be freed, they would spar again. He, along with Hyoga and everyone else (but Senku) on the island was petrified by Ibara.[3]

New America City Arc

It is revealed Mozu's statue was taken by the Kingdom of Science. When Hyoga agreed to join the Kingdom, he requested Mozu be revived. After being depetrified, Mozu is part of the combat team, sparring with Tsukasa, Matsukaze and Hyoga, excluding Kinro and Ginro who trained elsewhere.[8]

When the Perseus arrives in San Francisco, the warrior team follows the exploration crew. Soon alligators attack, though Mozu and the other warriors defeat them and use the Alligator meat to restock on supplies. [9]

When Luna arrives, Mozu is in awe at her beauty, while Kirisame berates him for being focused on her looks. While the rest of the crew discuss their suspicion of Luna, a love struck Mozu states that she is cute and there is nothing to worry on.[10]

He is later seen checking out Kaseki's new invention, he and Matsukaze both believe it to be a weapon of mutilating the enemy while Ginro criticizes them.[11]

Staying below decks while the ship came under attack, Mozu was confronted by an enemy soldier who threatens him. Not afraid of the gun and attacks him, Mozu defeated the soldier before he is joined by Ginro and Matsukaze who avoided capture. Mozu tells his defeated foe that while his weapon may scare modern timers, he and the other island warriors do not know their rules. [12]

Mozu and Matsukaze made their way to the deck, where they proceed to battle the enemy. Using his spearmanship, he easily knocks away several enemies. He notes that training Hyoga taught him came in handy. When the enemy fire is grenades he is briefly worried until Matsukaze knocks them away. Mozu compliments him on his skill before he warns the enemy that if they need more people then they should not kill them. Although their strength proves troublesome to the enemy, Stanley emerges from the submarine and catches the Warriors off-guard. Mozu tries to attack Stanley but is dodged before Stanley shoots Mozu's spear, destroying it. Stanley reports the enemy was defeated. [2]

Relationships

Rivals

Kohaku

They met during the harem selection. He was impressed by her skill, stating she was strong but declared his status as strongest and engaged her battle nonetheless. Kohaku was in awe at his skill, especially when he easily overwhelmed her and he offered her the chance to be with him if she gave up her friends. However, she refused the offer but the battle never reached an outcome, as Kohaku was petrified.

Hyoga

At first, he was amazed at Hyoga being revived from stone. He wondered if Hyoga was a strong opponent. When Hyoga questioned him on his intentions after revealing his views, Mozu tried to sway him into allying with him but subtly thought of betraying him. After his offer was refused, Mozu wasted no time in engaging Hyoga.[7] In the fight, Mozu noted Hyoga was the first warrior to get him to struggle. After Hyoga won, Mozu gave a sign of acknowledgement for his skill because it was his first battle he lost. When the island was being engulfed in petrifaction, Mozu and Hyoga promised if they’d be freed that they would spar again.[13] During Hyoga's revival, he requested that he gets to revive Mozu and they finally got the chance to spar.[14]

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 Flashback
107. To the Trump Card Science Vessel Absent
108. Two Trump Cards Absent
109. The Great Escape Absent
110. Beautiful Science Debut
111. Science Wars Appears
112. King of Three Dimensions Mentioned
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 Appears
118. Silent Soldiers Absent
119. Science Soldiers Appears
120. Top Secret Appears
121. Medusa's True Face Appears
122. Brain-Battle Puzzle Pieces Appears
123. The Battle of Wits' Deal Game Appears
124. The Invention of God and the Devil Appears
125. The Decisive Three-Dimensional Battle Appears
126. A 3-D Strategy Appears
127. Medusa and Perseus Appears
128. Island-Wide Battle Royale Appears
129. Joker Appears
130. Devil's Choice Appears
131. Nasty Crimes Appears
132. The Strongest Weapon Is... Appears
133. Flash of Destruction Absent
134. Commander Faceoff Appears
135. Counting Absent
136. Medusa Vs. Science Absent
137. Last Man Standing Absent
138. End Of Part 3 Absent
v  d  e
New America City Arc
139. First Dream Absent
140. New World Plots Absent
141. First Team Absent
142. World Power Absent
143. Ryusui vs. Senku Absent
144. Ryusui & Gen vs. Senku & Kohaku Absent
145. Bar Francois Absent
146. Bar Francois: Bitters Appears
147. Science Journey Absent
148. Pioneers of Earth Appears
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 Appears
155. Science Is Elegant Absent
156. Two Scientists Absent
157. Same Time, Same Place Absent
158. Who's the Scientist? Absent
159. Lock On Absent
160. Gunshots Echo Absent
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 Absent
166. Ultimate Knight Absent

Trivia

  • His name Mozu is the Japanese word for Bull-Headed Shrike (Bird that impales prey on thorns)[15]

References

  1. Dr. Stone Manga — Vol. 14 Volume 14/Extras
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 166
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 134
  4. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 148
  5. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 130
  6. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 131
  7. 7.0 7.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 132
  8. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 146
  9. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 148, Pages 14 -19
  10. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 154
  11. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 162
  12. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 165
  13. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 135
  14. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 146, Pages 16 - 19
  15. https://twitter.com/CDCubed/status/1132754355835158528

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