The end scene of episode 10 left the audience hanging. It overwhelmed our brain with millions of questions that we won’t be getting the answers to anytime soon until the next episode airs.
It was evident that Senku and Tsukasa won against Hyoga, but the casualties were much heavier. The cave is gone, Tsukasa is in a critical state, and Hyoga looked like he has kicked the bucket with that electric shock. Did the shock kill him? Will Hyoga die?
Senku and Tsukasa’s fight with Hyoga resulted in a fatally injured Tsukasa. After the events of episode 10, Senku retaliates with an electric shock to Hyoga that puts him in a state of unconsciousness. Later, Hyoga and his partner Homura are imprisoned in the jail of the Ishigami village.
1. What Happened After the Fight?
Hyoga’s survival of the enlightened idea is what drove him to commit murder. To defeat Tsukasa and become the new strongest primate of the stone world, he used Tsukasa’s weakness, Mirai. While in the spur of attacking her, Tsukasa blocked his attack and took the stab wound head-on, which led him to have a lethal wound.
During the fight, Tsukasa fought with his last remaining strength, while Senku used his power of science to zap Hyoga with a 100,000-volt stun gun. Even though the end scene gave an impression that the shock killed Hyoga, but in reality, that’s not what happened, Senku and the Kingdom of Science have been hell-bent on not killing anyone, and they will follow this principle in Hyoga’s case as well.
Hyoga gets unconscious due to the shock and is later captured and imprisoned along with Homura. Senku plans to imprison them till they build up the civilization again, obviously considering how powerful they can be alone. If they escape and fight together, it will be almost impossible to defeat them without Tsukasa’s help.
Tsukasa is in no condition to fight with anyone because of his injury. So it’s jail time for Hyoga until something big happens that puts the Kingdom of Science in jeopardy, and we need an exceptional superhuman strength to fight for the Kingdom of Science. But that won’t be happening anytime soon, or will it?
2.1 Why Was Hyoga Released?
Since Homura very discreetly blasted off the miracle cave by stealing the dynamite, she completely erased the reason for the fight. The unlimited supply for nitric acid is destroyed, and to make the revival fluid, they need a new source.
The only way to save Tsukasa is to petrify and depetrify him to heal his wounds due to its peripheral regenerative powers. However, to do that, Senku needs the petrification beam and a new source for nitric acid.
From Ruri’s hundred tales, Senku understands that Senku’s father, Byakuya, has left a treasure chest on an island that might contain Platinum, which produces an unlimited amount of nitric acid.
It points to only one thing- it’s time to explore the sea in the Stone world; they build a gigantic ship that can sail without any issues. The ship nearly takes around a year to complete, which means Hyoga and Homura are imprisoned for almost a year.
They can’t leave Hyoga and Homura in the Ishigami village as the power team is accompanying the voyage, but it’s a sham; this was Senku’s calculated move. He knew there might be a force lurking outside Ishigami village that they can’t battle with alone, and his prediction comes true.
The islanders have the petrification device- Medusa, whose powers they have abused for their internal conflicts.
Centuries back, the petrification devices fell from the sky, and the last remaining one is in the island chief’s hands, and of course, Senku plans to steal it. But Senku and others meet their ultimate demise- Mozu, who is crazy strong and perceptive so fooling him with Gen’s skill and Senku’s science is out of the question.
The village prime minister turned almost all of the voyage members, including the power team, into statutes. The only option left is to release their ultimate boss monster, Hyoga, but will he side with the Kingdom of Science and fight for them with his twisted, murderous personality?
2.2 Will Hyoga Become an Ally?
Now that he is free, he has the trump card to overpower the Kingdom of Science; Hyoga has the advantage to either side with Senku or Mozu.
With his psychotic tendencies onboard, Hyoga asks Mozu what he thinks about superior humans must be the only people to survive concept, and Mozu being another pair of lunatic, agrees. But surprisingly, Hyoga joins the Kingdom of Science!
No one was expecting him to join the antagonist turned ally bandwagon. Still, Hyoga sure pulled off an uno reverse card on the audience, and we all appreciate it since he is the only capable person in the team to fend off with Mozu as all others are turned to stone.
Hyoga is naturally a good fighter and almost as strong as Tsukasa, so he fought on par with Mozu and almost defeated him. The vicious village prime minister again used Medusa and turned Mozu and Hyoga into stone as well. Will Senku finally get his hands on Medusa? Sadly, the current season won’t cover this arc, but if you cannot wait to know what will happen next, only by reading the manga will you satisfy your curiosity.
3. About Dr. Stone
Dr. Stone is a Japanese manga series written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Boichi. It serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since 6th March 2017, with the individual chapters collected and published by Shueisha into thirteen tankōbon volumes as of November 2019.
Every human on the planet was turned into Stone after a mysterious flash of light hit Earth. Four thousand years after Senku, a student is confronted with a brand new world, an Earth without Humanity.
Now animals rule the world, and nature has reclaimed the planet. Senku and his friend Taiju begin trying to find a way to restore humanity.