The "Whyman" is the name Ryusui gives to the source of powerful radio wave messages the Kingdom of Science receives after the creation of the antennae. The name is chosen as the messages consist only of the word "why" in Morse code.[1]

The "Whyman" is the main antagonist of Dr. Stone.


The face and gender of Whyman is unknown.


The true nature of the Whyman is currently unknown.

For unknown reasons, Whyman attempted to petrify humanity again with attempted usage of petrification device.


Age of Exploration Arc

The Whyman is first heard communicating with the Kingdom of Science using Morse code on the motorboat. The message consisted of one word, repeated over and over: “Why?".

This call shocks the Kingdom of Science who speculate the source is a group of survivors of the Petrification. However, Senku, believe they could be the ones responsible for the Petrification.[2]

Determining the nature of the Whyman is a major goal of the Source of the Petrification Saga.

Treasure Island Arc

During the voyage to Treasure Island, Whyman is given their title by Ryusui and Chrome, who speculate that he may be a member of the Treasure Island Tribe, after learning of other humans.

After the conflict on Treasure Island is done, a signal takes over the radio in an attempt to activate the petrification device, with the distance being Earth's diameter and the time 1 second. This call has the Kingdom of Science confirm that Whyman is a villain. However, the voice, as noted by Ukyo is the same voice as Senku.[3]

New America City Arc

The source of the Whyman's transmissions is apparently on the Moon.[4]

The Kingdom of Science decides to travel the world and gather supplies for space travel to confront the Whyman. Some members want answers while others, like Matsukaze, want revenge.


  1. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 95, Pages 20 - 23
  2. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 96, Pages 1 - 2
  3. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 138, Pages 14 - 16
  4. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 139, Pages 17 - 18

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