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"Not bad. Not bad at all. You kids... won this war."

— Stanley Snyder admitting his decisive loss, Dr. Stone, Chapter 193

Stanley Snyder (スタンリー・スナイダー Sutanrī Sunaidā) is an ex-military officer currently working for Dr. Xeno.[8]

He is the one who initially assaults Senku's group once they disembark on the territory of the United States.[9] Once Dr. Xeno has been captured by the Kingdom of Science, Stanley pursues them on their way to South America in order to retrieve his longtime friend and leader.[10]

He is the secondary antagonist of the New America City Arc and the primary antagonist of the South America Arc.

Appearance

Stanley is a tall, well-built man with very feminine facial features. He has arched eyebrows and relaxed-looking, light colored eyes with what appears to be dark eyeliner underneath. Similarly, he has glossy, colored lips that suggest he may be wearing lipstick. His blonde hair is of medium length and neatly slicked back, with a large strand falling in his face and the small area around his ears shaved short. His petrification scar runs horizontally across his face in a jagged line.

When in battle, he wears a large suit of armor which covers most of his body along with his head. The armor is extremely intricate, with large shoulder pads that are decorated with a feathery material hanging from the bottom of them that covers Stanley's body like a cape. The mask he wears with this armor is surrounded with similar material that hangs off his head, somewhat resembling a lion's mane.

Outside of battle however, he wears a dark bodysuit with gloves, a back holster, knee pads, and armored greaves that have spikes on the side of the soles. Even in this state, he also carries a large bolo knife in his belt and a pistol on his hip at all times. He is usually seen smoking a cigarette.

Personality

From what is seen about Stanley, he appears to be a "shoot first, ask later"-type of person. This was seen when he attacked the Kingdom of Science when they arrived, despite them doing nothing to warrant an attack. However, Xeno stated that this was because Stanley wanted to elaborate to them the advanced skill of his benefactor, should they be hostile.

He does get amused when he finds something interesting, as seen when he was intrigued by the Kingdom of Science dodging his machine gun fire, bringing down his airplane, and Gen lying about the Petrification Device to allow his allies to escape him. Owing to his past as a soldier, Stanley is very observant of his opponents. He carefully inspected Senku's group as they hunted alligators to find out how much threat they pose to him and his allies. When he prepared to take Gen away, Stanley performed a pat down for weapons. Furthermore, Stanley sent Luna as a spy to draw out the science leader, knowing full well that they would help someone in need and that they wouldn’t abandon an ally.

Stanley will also get frustrated if he fails in a way, suggesting that he is a perfectionist. This was seen when he expressed anger at learning of Senku's survival or Senku's group escaping.[10] Dr. Xeno makes a scorning remark about his frequent habit of smoking, something the former has no problems with. Stanley has no qualms about endangering and potentially killing the intruders, regarding his previous assault on them merely as a show of power.[11] When Luna called him out on wanting to murder the alleged science leader of the opposing team, he silenced her with a mere cold-blooded glare.[12] Once the former soldier locks Senku as his target and gets permission to shoot from Xeno, he unflinchingly attempts to assassinate the teenager without a single shred of doubt or hesitation, indicating that he will resort to cruelty without question if it's an order from Xeno.[13] Nevertheless, he is still a professional soldier, and as such, respects the rules of war. Francois concludes that he will not attempt to harm Suika or them, provided their identities are truly that of civilians unrelated to the Kingdom of Science.[14] Although he respects the military code, not only is he capable of murder, but also an indiscriminate, systematic elimination of anyone who opposes his military objective.[15][16][5] When realizing that he was going to be petrified a second time, Stanley initially tried to prevent it but then gave up after realizing it will be in vain and not being willing to doom humanity. He showed himself composed in the face of defeat, as he complimented his enemies before he took one last smoke from a cigarette and was petrified again.[17]

Attesting to his extreme willpower to endure four millennia under the effects of petrification, Xeno doesn't doubt in the slightest that Stanley can complete a task once he sets his mind onto it. Stanley himself even confirms this by stating no matter how hard the task is, he can get it done.[18] While he does seem to show strong loyalty to Dr. Xeno and faith in his abilities, he doesn't seem to hold his other allies in high regard. Of note, once he shot Senku, rather than retrieve Luna, who was still enemies with the Kingdom of Science at the time, he chose to leave her there, despite her status as a spy becoming known and showed no concern for her safety or even an attempt to rescue her in.[19]

Stanley will do anything to ensure Xeno's safety.[16] His loyalty stretches beyond companionship, being ready to commit atrocities so his friend can establish a world according to his ambitions.[15] Within moments of being petrified, Stanley decides to put his existence and freedom on the line so Xeno can continue pursuing his dream.[5]

Abilities and Skills

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Stanley is a capable warrior with years of combat experience. Xeno vouches for both his skill and tenacity, describing him as his capable knight. Charlotte and Max also compliment him as skilled, saying the Kingdom of Science would have no chance against him.[20] [21]Indeed, the Kingdom of Science had to start another Petrification event to defeat Stanley otherwise they would have suffered a major loss of their allies.

Tsukasa Shishio, a skilled warrior in his own right even believed it would be a dangerous outcome to revive Stanley in South America, due to the threat he poses.[22]

Combat proficiency: Judging from his background, as well as his assault on Senku's group, Snyder is a valuable member of Dr. Xeno's group for his skill in modern warfare. At first glance, he could tell that Gen was not a developed fighter and that Senku's warrior group should be approached with caution. He has good reflexes, as he casually avoided a spear strike from Moz with little effort.

  • Skilled Strategist: He initially planned on wiping out the entirety of the ship crew with a decisive strike, only to lose his aircraft. Eventually, he took one of their members in for intel instead.[8] To draw out the science leader, he sent Luna and told her to signal to him once she located him.[12] Furthermore, Stanley was able to identify his target after deducing that he would look at Luna and then in his direction.[19] By keeping himself hidden in the submarine and letting his unit attack, Stanley was able to successfully commandeer the Perseus after taking down both Moz and Matsukaze.
  • Marksman: Stanley uses a variety of weapons, such as a machine gun. While Stanley is skilled, he was unable to hit members of the Kingdom of Science, but did graze Matsukaze in his shoulder. Stanley is also capable of judging the velocity and distance for a single sniper shot, by using the stripes on Luna's outfit. Even while his enemies were escape in the dust cloud Stanley was still able to successfully shoot both Tsukasa Shishio and Hyoga in the shoulder.
  • Mental Resilience: Among the select few that are mentally strong enough to withstand the millennia-long effects of the Petrification, Stanley possesses an extreme amount of determination. Stanley believed from years of training as a sniper, that being petrified would be no problem for him. Immediately after Dr. Xeno suggests eliminating Taiju to bring down their adversaries, Stanley is set on the task. When inquired by Gen on how he can pull such a feat, he simply assures him that he is capable of it without justification.[18]
  • Gifted Intelligence: Aside from his military position and status, Stanley is also quite intelligent; amidst the ruckus on the ship caused by Luna accidentally giving out Stanley's position, the latter deduces that their chaos and amateurism works to his benefit - the moment "the sharp-minded" Senku looks in his direction, the soldier correctly identifies him as his designed target.[13] Adding to his perceptiveness and predictive ability, Stanley is successful in assuming Xeno will leave a "code" of sorts by moving his mouth, as if talking. This allows him to locate the next destination of Kingdom of Science's vessel and act accordingly.

Equipment

Stanley carries a machine gun on him. He also carries a pistol and a dagger on his side.

Chapter Appearances

Chapter Appearances
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 Absent
147. Science Journey Absent
148. Pioneers of Earth Absent
149. Light Lure in Darkness Shadow
150. Righteous Science User Debut
151. Dr. X Appears
152. Doctor Vs. Doctor Appears
153. Science Wars Appears
154. Spy vs. Spy Appears
155. Science Is Elegant Appears
156. Two Scientists Absent
157. Same Time, Same Place Flashback
158. Who's the Scientist? Appears
159. Lock On Appears
160. Gunshots Echo Appears
161. Craft Wars Appears
162. Down the Earth-Stained Path Absent
163. Multifront Final Battle Pictured
164. Re-Lock On Absent
165. Know the Rules, Make the Rules Absent
166. Ultimate Knight Appears
167. Different Strokes Pictured
168. Corn City: Population One Million Absent
169. RISK or HEART Appears
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 Appears
173. Earth Race Appears
174. The Specter of the Panama Canal Appears
175. Ultra Race Across South America Appears
176. Net-Breaking Battle Plan Appears
177. Medusa Mechanism Appears
178. Science Scales Mountains Appears
179. Bonds on the High-Wire Pictured
180. Sickening Yet Beautiful Appears
181. New World Science Appears
182. Diamond Heart Fantasy
183. Stone Sanctuary Appears
184. Fort Medusa Pictured
185. Lovely Cleavage Plane Appears
186. To Each Their Own Blade Appears
187. Cyber Guerilla Pictured
188. What I Once Sought to Destroy Appears
189. Our Dr. Stone Appears
190. Science Transcends Life Pictured
191. Divine Scream, Down to Earth Absent
192. Until We Meet Again Appears
193. Our Stone World Appears
New Stone World Arc
194. Homo Sapiens, All Alone Absent
195. Treasure Hunter, All Alone Absent
196. Scientist, All Alone Absent
197. A Stony Eden and Its Forbidden Fruit Absent
198. Whole New World Petrified
199. Superalloys Absent
200. Future Engine Absent

Trivia

  • Stanley is the first named character in the series shown with a smoking habit.
  • Inagaki originally intended Stanley to look more like Daisuke Jigen (a grumpy old man), however Boichi chose to make Stanley flashy and pretty instead.[23]
  • Stanley is currently kept petrified as he's too much of a wild card, even under Xeno's control, to Senku's plan to stop Why-man.

References

  1. Dr. Stone Manga: Volume 22 — Extras
  2. https://twitter.com/Boichi_Bo1/status/1294429680590884865?s=20 Boichi's Twitter response to a fan asking about Xeno's age, Stanley was a childhood friend
  3. Dr. Stone Manga: Volume 18 — Knight File
  4. Dr. Stone Manga: Volume 19 — Extras
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 192
  6. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 157
  7. Dr. Stone Manga — Chapter 193, Stanley Snyder is petrified along with the rest of the world.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 151
  9. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 149
  10. 10.0 10.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 169
  11. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 152
  12. 12.0 12.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 154
  13. 13.0 13.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 159
  14. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 187
  15. 15.0 15.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 188
  16. 16.0 16.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 189
  17. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 193
  18. 18.0 18.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 153
  19. 19.0 19.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 160
  20. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 166
  21. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 168
  22. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 198
  23. Mentioned in a Twitter space hosted by Riichiro Inagaki on August 4th 2021

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