After preparing themselves for nearly a year, season 2 of Dr. Stone finally brings out the face-off moment of Senku and Tsukasa.
Both parties’ power levels are evident since the last attack on the village; for Senku, the only way of winning the fight is through discoveries, and Senku has packed his bags with his experiments.
Dr. Stone has brought an interesting perspective to the audience through Senku and Tsukasa; neither stand on a good or a bad side.
One strives to bring back the scientific temper and technology while the other wants to create a pure world free of corruption.
The difference in Senku’s and Tsukasa’s ideologies has given rise to a conflict between them, which briefly set the stage of Season 1 and Season 2.
The characters in the story are complex and deep; they are not merely two sides of a coin. We are yet to explore more, and the series will soon reveal the secrets. For now, let’s discuss who wins the Stone Wars?
Senku wins the Stone Wars with his sheer wit and determination.
He and Tsukasa call a truce to the battle with specific terms and conditions wherein Senku will revive Tsukasa’s little sister. In return, Tsukasa and his army will stop attacking the Kingdom of Science.
1. The Miracle Cave
The miracle cave is the significant plot device of Dr. Stone that gave rise to its start. Senku wakes up due to the concentrated liquid from the cave and then revives his long-time best friend, Taiju.
To re-establish the previous world, they depetrify Shishio Tsukasa, who is extraordinarily strong for some reason.
Call it a wrong move or stupidity, Taiju reveals the secret of the miracle liquid to Tsukasa, starting our battle to the monopoly of the cave.
The liquid is none other than Nitric acid, which can turn into an explosive agent, i.e., gunpowder. As the cave is the only known source for Nitric acid, having the cave’s monopoly will mean complete control over humanity’s future.
Tsukasa’s goals and motives drive him away from Senku and his friends. He is a goal-oriented person; he doesn’t hesitate to kill the petrified humans nor blackmail Senku into giving up the monopoly.
However, since our protagonist is smarter than beyond our imagination, he pulls out a reverse UNO card on him.
2. Kingdom of Science vs. Kingdom of Might
Despite Tsukasa’s efforts to cease the growth of science by killing Senku, he fails. Senku is very much alive and kicking; he has created crazy things considering the post-apocalyptic world.
My guy made a communicator and infiltrated the Empire of Might by playing mind games with some citizens, of course, while laughing like a maniac.
He also created a one-time use tank made up of paper; yeah, paper it’s still tough! Senku was this close to gaining the Nitric acid again, but well, Tsukasa won’t be an antagonist if he didn’t interrupt our hero’s research.
From the looks of episode 8, there are meager chances of winning against Tsukasa and Hyoga since they are too overpowered but hold your horses Senku won’t lose his face.
The jar of chemicals is destroyed, but our science geeks Senku and Chrome won’t be losing their focus yet.
While others fight with Tsukasa, Senku and Gen quickly run off to the cave and experiment with available materials to create gunpowder.
But as Gen claims, luck is not always with Senku; he fails the experiment at the same time Chrome brings the bullet filled with Sulphuric acid; instead of producing gunpowder, they create dynamite!
3. The Ceasefire
The Kingdom of Science already decided the battle’s fate as soon as they created dynamite, Tsukasa would be a fool to go all out against a bomb.
It’s evident that Senku is perspective, and he used this same quality and deduced Tsukasa’s real motive is to revive his brain-dead sister.
Since the start, Senku wanted to avoid any casualties, so he promised to bring Tsukasa’s sister, Mirai, in return for a ceasefire.
Senku stays true to himself as Mirai comes back to life even though she was declared brain dead before the series’s events.
At this exact moment when everyone is busy rejoicing, Hyoga stabs a fatal wound on Tsukasa, and the escaped Homura bombs the Miracle Cave with some stolen dynamites.
It turns out Tsukasa wasn’t the only lunatic; Hyoga is crazier. He wants to create a world where only ‘enlightened’ people can live while the rest, which he deems useless, do not deserve to be brought back.
The cave is now destroyed, and now Senku will go on a journey to find the light beam’s source that petrified everyone.
4. 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.