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"Science is power. For instance, I trust I don’t have to explain how your little rocket and a ballistic missile are fundamentally the same thing, right? With science in hand, the cleverest among us could rule over the ignorant masses."

— Dr. Xeno to Senku, Dr. Stone, Chapter 156

Dr. Xeno Houston Wingfield (Dr. (ドクター) ゼノ・ヒウストン・ウィングフィールド Dokutā Zeno Hiusuton Wingufīrudo) is a scientist and the former leader of the American Colony,[8] and currently one of the leading scientists for the Kingdom of Science[9]

He is the main antagonist of the New America City Arc and an uneasy ally to Senku in the South America Arc. He is now an ally to Senku in the New Stone World Arc.

Appearance

Dr. Xeno is a young adult with long, light-colored hair that has been rather meticulously styled into a large pompadour in the front while slicked and spiky towards the back. He has thick eyebrows that widen at the arch and large, dark eyes with no visible irises and heavy bags underneath, making him look slightly raccoon-like. He has a small nose and small mouth with no visible lips. His most notable facial feature is his extremely prominent forehead and the huge petrification scars crossing it. The scars are in the shape of an 'X', ironically the first initial of his name. He is most often seen with a smug, confident grin on his face. Xeno retains his scars even after his second revival; though instead of a huge black mark, it's now a light outline.

He wears quite modern clothes, donning a long black coat with a high, jagged collar with a zig-zagging zipper. Panels of white jagged fabric wrap over his shoulders and around his ribcage, making an 'X' on his back, the middle of which hooks onto a small bag. Underneath, he has a light-colored dress shirt and a patterned necktie. Xeno also wears fitted black trousers and shiny black dress shoes. To accessorize, he wears wrist-length gloves with metal claws attached, similar to the clawed weapons used by Ibara.

Pre-petrification, he wore a very similar outfit but the coat was less spikey, didn't have the backpack attachment and used buttons rather than zippers.

Personality

Similar to Senku, Xeno is brilliant when it comes to science. He likes to give lectures on the various scientific endeavors he's involved in.

He is very observant, as he noted that Gen's group was skilled at facing the dangers of crossing the seas of the Stone World and that Gen may be lying to him after noticing he didn't fail his polygraph test.

He is somewhat eccentric, as he would invade Gen's personal space while asking for his identity in a menacing manner. According to Luna, Xeno would often state the word "Elegant", when something amazes him. This allowed Senku to remember him.[10]

Xeno has proven to be condescending, he once stated in the case that he was sent back to the Stone Age that he will rule as a dictator over all those he saw as beneath him. Xeno belittled Magma in the call to the Perseus and requested to make contact with his fellow scientific equal. Xeno seems to underestimate the potential threat caused by Senku's group, as he labels them a "ragtag band of merry youths playing with science". He also has no qualms about starting a full-scale conflict with them, breaking contact the moment his conditions for the negotiation were rejected. Ryusui noted that judging by the behavior of his group so far, telling Xeno about the revival formula would spell doom for them since he is likely to make an army equipped with modern weapons to wipe them out.[11]

However, he is fairly confident in the abilities of his subordinates, as he voiced assurance that Stanley will eliminate the science user of their enemy.[12]

Xeno is also fond of his protégé Senku. After Luna relayed a silent message to Stanley that Senku was with the Japanese exploration group, he immediately ordered Stanley to not fire and quickly deduced Taiju was a proxy used to protect Senku.[13] Unfortunately, his affection for Senku is ultimately outweighed by his desire for complete control of the Stone World. With brief hesitation, he ordered Stanley to shoot him anyway.[14]

Abilities

  • Genius Intellect: Xeno has proven himself to be an incredibly intelligent character time and time again, capable of swiftly communicating ideas with Senku as well as successfully solving various mathematical, strategic and scientific problems alike. He has shown the ability to adapt to new and threatening situations rather capably, always organizing his planning to further his agenda. So far, his intellect has been rivaled only by his former mentee, Senku.
  • Skilled Scientist: As a former NASA Scientist, Dr. Xeno is a very capable science user. As it turns out, in the past, Xeno served as Senku's mentor. He was a NASA scientist prior to the petrification event.[10] He was capable of identifying the tactics Senku's group used to bring down Stanley's aircraft. Senku acknowledged that Xeno's technological advancement was superior to his group's.[15] It can be presumed that he is responsible for the construction of the fortress the Americans are using in San Francisco, the planes that were used to attack the group, and the various kinds of machinery they utilize for farming. The polygraph test used for Gen Asagiri's questioning is also likely to have been made by him.[16] He also created a communications system to speak with his enemies or his colleagues. However, he wasn't able to come up with a revival formula for the petrified statues, something Senku came up very quickly after he was depetrified.[11] From the recording of the transmissions he had his enemies, he was able to accurately calculate the age, height, and build of Senku . [14]
  • Competent Leadership: Dr. Xeno has been proven to be a capable leader, as he rallied his former NASA colleagues and a military soldier under his control after they depetrified.
  • Linguistic Proficiency: Dr. Xeno has revealed himself to be bilingual, speaking both English and Japanese. However, he has stated that he is not very fluent in speaking Japanese.[11] Though he is later shown having a scientific conversation with Chrome, suggesting he can have normal conversations; though he uses English for specific items and chemicals and has Senku translate.
  • Mental Resilience: Dr. Xeno has a great mentality, as he mentioned that he and his followers kept themselves awake for over thousands of years.[11]

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 Absent
150. Righteous Science User Voice
151. Dr. X Debut
152. Doctor Vs. Doctor Appears
153. Science Wars Appears
154. Spy vs. Spy Appears
155. Science Is Elegant Appears
156. Two Scientists Flashback
157. Same Time, Same Place Flashback
158. Who's the Scientist? Appears
159. Lock On Appears
160. Gunshots Echo Pictured
161. Craft Wars Appears
162. Down the Earth-Stained Path Absent
163. Multifront Final Battle Appears
164. Re-Lock On Absent
165. Know the Rules, Make the Rules Pictured
166. Ultimate Knight Appears
167. Different Strokes Appears
168. Corn City: Population One Million Appears
169. RISK or HEART Pictured
South America Arc
170. Staring Up at the Same Moon Appears
171. Staring at the Same Light Appears
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 Pictured
178. Science Scales Mountains Appears
179. Bonds on the High-Wire Appears
180. Sickening Yet Beautiful Appears
181. New World Science Appears
182. Diamond Heart Appears
183. Stone Sanctuary Appears
184. Fort Medusa Appears
185. Lovely Cleavage Plane Appears
186. To Each Their Own Blade Absent
187. Cyber Guerilla Fantasy
188. What I Once Sought to Destroy Absent
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 Appears
199. Superalloys Appears
200. Future Engine Appears
Europe Arc
201. Morse Talk Pictured
202. Ryusui Corp. Absent
203. Missile Heart Flashback
204. The Universe is Written in the Language of Mathematics Absent
205. Universe of Zeroes and Ones Absent
206. Dawn of the Computer Absent
207. Linking the Circuit Diagram Absent
208. Science Transcends Humanity Absent
209. The Rocket's Hard Truth Absent
210. Not One-Way Absent

Trivia

  • Xeno is the American equivalent of Senku:
    • He is a scientist like Senku.
    • He revived on his own like Senku.
    • He is responsible for the scientific weapons of his side.
    • He uses a catchphrase "Elegant", which is like Senku's catchphrase "ten billion percent"
    • They de-petrified on the same day.
  • There are key differences between the pair.
    • Xeno is much older than Senku.
    • Xeno has never discovered the Revival Fluid.
    • Xeno spent more time on building up their weapons and buildings than Senku did.
    • Xeno lacks Senku's morals and kind nature, best evidenced in Chapter 154 where both give their respective orders to the group. Senku wishes to capture the enemy scientist while Xeno wishes to eliminate the scientist in Senku's group in order to gain control of his group. He also seems to heavily look down upon those he considers of "lesser intellect" in contrast to Senku who (playful teasing aside) cares for his friends and values each of them and their respective abilities.
  • Xeno likely did not conduct experiments with nitric acid after depetrifying, which would explain why he didn't discover the Revival Fluid.
  • Xeno respects fellow scientists, as he compliments Chrome for correct answers.
  • Xeno seems to wear metallic claws for doing delicate work; given when he's been seen working with small or light objects, he avoids using his fingers in full.
  • It is confirmed in the character notes for volume 18 that Xeno's full name is Xeno Houston Wingfield.

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
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 178
  4. Dr. Stone Manga: Volume 19 — Extras
  5. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 157
  6. Dr. Stone Manga — Chapter 192, Xeno Houston Wingfield is petrified along with the rest of the world.
  7. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 198
  8. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 151, Page 7
  9. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 199
  10. 10.0 10.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 155
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 152
  12. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 153
  13. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 158
  14. 14.0 14.1 Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 159
  15. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 149, Pages 16 - 19
  16. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 151

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