"I'll say it again.. so you don't start feeling sorry for those science brats! They're holed up with a hostage, so we gotta tear down their walls! SHOOT TO KILL! EVERYONE BUT XENO! SHOW NO MERCY!"

— Stanley Snyder, Dr. Stone, Chapter 189

Stanley Snyder (スタンリー・スナイダー Sutanrī Sunaidā) is an ex-military officer currently working for Dr. Xeno.[5]

He is the one who initially assaults Senku's group once they disembark on the territory of the United States.[6] 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.[7]

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.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12][13][1]

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.[14] 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.[15]

Abilities and Skills

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 Mozu 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.[5] To draw out the science leader, he sent Luna and told her to signal to him once she located him.[9] Furthermore, Stanley was able to identify his target after deducing that he would look at Luna and then in his direction.[15] By keeping himself hidden in the submarine and letting his unit attack, Stanley was able to successfully commandeer the Perseus after taking down both Mozu 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. 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.[14]

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 identifies him as his designed target.[10] 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.

Synopsis

History

Prior to the Petrification, Stanley was childhood friends with Dr. Xeno. Later in his life, he was in the military where he served as a soldier and leader of an elite unit.

He was with Xeno when the Petrification happened and he was the first to spot the petrifying light, warning everyone and telling them to keep their consciousness.[2]

After his revival, Stanley watched as his unit awoke and was amused to see Carlos spat out a ring that stayed intact. Xeno soon rallied everyone and told them that the world has reset and he can lead them on a proper path. Stanley became an employee of Dr. Xeno and helped construct his castle.[16]

New America City Arc

Stanley Snyder attacks the crew.

As the Kingdom of Science traveled across the river, Stanley monitored them from afar and watched them defeat the alligators, realizing that their warriors were skilled. [17]

That night, Stanley then killed a pack of wolves that were prepared to attack him. The Kingdom of Science then set up camp but many of the Warriors detected Stanley and alerted their allies, before Stanley used his machine gun to open fire. However, the Warriors were able to rescue their allies while Stanley was taking time to reload they took the opportunity to flee. Amused, Stanley was excited about the chance of hunting them down. [6]

Using his aircraft, Stanley pursued his enemies on the river and resumed opening fire. However, his plane was brought down by Senku Ishigami and Kirisame. Amused, Stanley escaped the plane before he backtracked and contacted Dr. Xeno to inquire about their following course of action. After briefly talking about the situation, the two conclude that the enemy they are facing is a science user, not unlike Dr. Xeno. [18]

Forced to take a tactical retreat, Stanley came across Gen Asagiri, who quickly surrendered when a weapon was pointed at him. Stanley proceeded to check Gen but found no weapons and realizes he is not one of the warriors he saw from before. Stanley questions who Gen is before he learns the latter is magician and has Gen follow him. He tells him that he was planning to snuff out his allies sooner but now wants to interrogate Gen for what his colony is. Stanley leads Gen to the American base. Dr. Xeno is present in the fortress factory when Stanley brings Gen in for questioning. Stanley says that it's no surprise to locate Dr. Xeno in his factory, as Gen is put onto something that looked like a polygraph test. Dr. Xeno introduced himself along with Stanley, before intently questioning Gen on who he is and where he came from. After the latter gives his name and some of his history, Xeno is fascinated to hear that the man comes from Japan, having taken to face the dangers of the stone world to reach America. After Gen describes his leader's behavior, Xeno makes a point that the stranger may either be honest to a fault or a very good liar. He doesn't mind however, saying that he is fond of both types while Stanley figures to eliminate the leader. At the end, he watches Xeno inquire on the lead scientist's name, to which Gen replies with "Dr. Taiju".[5]

On the orders of his employer, Stanley uses his second plane to search for the Kingdom of Science, eventually finding the Perseus. From his position, he remarks on the size of the ship.[8]

He goes to kill Taiju, who Gen tricked them into thinking is the leader of the Science Kingdom. Stanley is confident that he could handle the warriors.[14]

He gathered a group of other survivors: Luna, Carlos, and Max. He explains his mistrust of Gen and explains his intentions of killing Dr. Taiju. After gathering a good vantage point, he catches a glimpse of the Perseus and why he needs Luna. He then sends Luna to spy on the Kingdom of Science to draw out the science user for him to snipe him.[9]

Sometime later Stanley notice is Luna is on the deck where he notices her odd behavior. Stanley soon identifies “Dr. Taiju” and prepares to take the shot. Just as he is about to take the shot, Xeno contacts Stanley to tell him that the supposed science user is not the one you’re looking for but that of his old pupil Senku Ishigami, following Carlos contacted him. This shocks Stanley and he doesn’t take the shot. [16]

Dr. Xeno reiterates that Taiju is not the enemy scientist, but his former pupil Senku is. Stanley then asks Xeno to describe Senku. Xeno uses a recording of the Perseus’ transmissions. Stanley complains that he can’t hear their voices, but Xeno says that he’ll use Senku's voice to calculate his height. Xeno estimates his height and his age. Stanley (using Luna as benchmark) narrows his targets down to three. When the crew catches wind of a sniper nearby, Stanley is irritated by this. Soon Luna looks in his direction Stanley briefly complains about this but then realizes that he can use this to us advantage as the enemy scientist would look into his direction given away his identity. Surely enough, Senku looks at him, as Stanley readies the shot. He is impressed by Senku ducking from Stanley’s line of sight quickly, though Stanley uses that information to predict where Senku will hide. Before taking the shot, Stanley asks Xeno whether or not he’s sure he wants Senku dead, which Xeno confirms, believing that Senku would never agree with Xeno's ambitions and the shot is fired. [10]

Believing his mission to be done, Stanley tells Carlos and Max they can choose to abandon or rescue Luna either way his task is complete and he heads off. [15]

Stanley returns to the base, where he walks in on the conversation regarding the Petrification Weapon. He questioned Gen on how to use it, as the latter explains that it is capable of petrifying people.

After Dr. Xeno creates a submarine, Stanley and his unit attacked the Perseus wall having one of his soldiers act as a decoy in the other playing to distract the enemy. Once the aerial battle is over. Stanley ejects himself from the submarine, landing on the ship. He then proceeds to attack Matsukaze and Mozuby using his pistol to destroy their weapons and injures their shoulders. Stanley reports to his leader that the enemies have been detained unaware that his leader is going to be captured shortly afterward. [19]

Stanley is soon frustrated to learn of Senku's survival and tries to prevent Senku's group from escaping when they approach on the boat. Using the Petrification Device as a bullet, Stanley fires it while the Perseus crew scream to get his unit to run. When nothing happens, Stanley realizes Gen lied to him because the weapon is out of energy. Stanley compliments the strategy and is unable to shoot Senku's group because of his allies blocking his line of sight.[7]

South America Arc

Commandeering the Perseus, Stanley and his group move to chase the "junior science club". When Maya brings a wounded Matsukaze onboard, Stanley has them put him in the sick bay for interrogation on where his allies are fleeing. When the samurai refuses to comply, Stanley seemingly threatens to shoot him but a hiding Ginro reveals himself and states they are heading for South America. It soon turns out that the gun Stanley had was actually a lighter for his cigarette. With the new information, Stanley orders his unit to pursue their enemies to South America. [20]

Stanley leaping after the Kingdom of Science.

Much later, Stanley and his unit begin to close in on Senku but are surprised at them picking up speed. [21]

Soon Leonard reports to Stanley detects signals branching from each other and are confused as to which one is the one carrying Xeno.[22]

The group soon pursue one of them and it turns out to just be the mobile lab. Infuriated at being deceived, Stanley orders it to be destroyed. After finally catching up to the junior science group Stanley and his men narrowly missed him running away on motorcycles. The sight of actual motorcycles in the Stone World surprises Stanley.[23]

As his unit start firing at the escaping motorcycles, Stanley goes to higher ground when they stop firing when the dust cloud means they risk hitting Xeno. Armed with his rifle, Stanley decides to take out the two probable targets which would be Tsukasa and Hyoga. He shoots both warriors in the shoulder but Hyoga is barely injured (having placed a sheet of metal on his shoulder). Taking the binoculars from Charlotte, Stanley has her take notes for him when Xeno blinks Morse code at them. Soon Stanley has his men use the airplane Senku stole from Xeno previously, Stanley's third phase of attack.

As it turns out, Senku and Ryusui previously sabotaged the plane and poured sugar water into the engine, causing it to turn to carbon sludge and scorch the engine. The plane crashes soon after taking off, right next to the convoy. Shocked, Stanley watches as Senku smugly rides off into the desert with his friends and Xeno.[24]

Stanley promptly shoots Kohaku and Hyoga, while complimenting Kohaku for destroying the communicator.[12]


He then orders his men to lay siege to the science brigade hideout, so they save Xeno.[13]

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

Trivia

  • Stanley is the first named character shown with a smoking habit.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 192
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 157
  3. Dr. Stone Manga — Chapter 192, Stanley Snyder is petrified along with the rest of the world.
  4. Dr. Stone Manga: Volume 19 — Extras
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 151
  6. 6.0 6.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 149
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 169
  8. 8.0 8.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 152
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 154
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 159
  11. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 187
  12. 12.0 12.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 188
  13. 13.0 13.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 189
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 153
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 160
  16. 16.0 16.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 158
  17. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 148
  18. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 150
  19. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 166
  20. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 170
  21. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 173
  22. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 174
  23. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 175
  24. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 176

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