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6th Dec '17 4:43:06 PM animenutcase
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* BerserkButton: Ran gets quite peeved when she thinks that Shinichi may be committing infidelity (even though they're not in a relationship).

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* BerserkButton: Ran gets quite peeved when she thinks that Shinichi may be committing infidelity (even though they're not in a relationship).relationship [[spoiler:prior to 1005]]).
27th Nov '17 8:23:57 PM creader
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* AnimalMotifs: At one point, she compared herself to sharks in an unflattering manner.



* {{Foil}}: To Shinichi Kudo aka Conan Edogawa. Both are highly intelligent APTX victims with some personal tie to the Black Organization. Shinichi is an attention-seeking teen detective who was raised by an eccentric, but loving family, and was forced to take the APTX drug as he was a witness to a crime; Shiho is a reclusive teen scientist whose parents died when she was young and she was hardly able to see her sister, leaving her to be raised by the cold and unfeeling Black Organization members, and she willingly took the APTX drug to commit suicide after she learned of her sister's death. And the two's CharacterDevelopment when dealing with Black Organization goes in opposite ways -- Shinichi would recklessly follow any lead he could find before learning to be more cautious while Shiho would have rather died than be caught before realizing she can't run away from them. Also, both have [[AnimalMotifs compared themselves to sharks]], but while Shinichi's comparison was akin to a BadassBoast, Shiho's was more out of self-deprecation.

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* {{Foil}}: To Shinichi Kudo aka Conan Edogawa. Both are highly intelligent APTX victims with some personal tie to the Black Organization. Shinichi is an attention-seeking teen detective who was raised by an eccentric, but loving family, and was forced to take the APTX drug as he was a witness to a crime; Shiho is a reclusive teen scientist whose parents died when she was young and she was hardly able to see her sister, leaving her to be raised by the cold and unfeeling Black Organization members, and she willingly took the APTX drug to commit suicide after she learned of her sister's death. And the two's CharacterDevelopment when dealing with Black Organization goes in opposite ways -- Shinichi would recklessly follow any lead he could find before learning to be more cautious while Shiho would have rather died than be caught before realizing she can't run away from them. Both of them have a FriendlessBackground to some extent, Shinichi was still popular due to his athleticism, detective work, and natural charm, while Shiho was unpopular in her youth because of her biracial features. In regards to their feelings on their current predicament, Shinichi is desperate for the antidote while Shiho isn't in a hurry. Also, both have [[AnimalMotifs compared themselves to sharks]], but while Shinichi's comparison was akin to a BadassBoast, Shiho's was more out of self-deprecation.
27th Nov '17 8:06:42 PM creader
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* {{Foil}}: To Shinichi Kudo aka Conan Edogawa. Both are highly intelligent APTX victims with some personal tie to the Black Organization. Shinichi is an attention-seeking teen detective who was raised by an eccentric, but loving family, and was forced to take the APTX drug as he was a witness to a crime; Shiho is a reclusive teen scientist whose parents died when she was young and she was hardly able to see her sister, leaving her to be raised by the cold and unfeeling Black Organization members, and she willingly took the APTX drug to commit suicide after she learned of her sister's death. And the two's CharacterDevelopment when dealing with Black Organization goes in opposite ways -- Shinichi would recklessly follow any lead he could find before learning to be more cautious while Shiho would have rather died than be caught before realizing she can't run away from them. Also, both have [[AnimalMotifs compared themselves to sharks]], but while Shinichi's comparison was akin to a BadassBoast, Shiho's was more out of self-deprecation.



* FriendToAllLivingThings: Haibara is a huge animal lover.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: Haibara is a huge animal lover.lover and said animals take an instant liking to her.



* GuileHeroine: {{Justified}}. She was raised in an organization that specializes in manipulation. Thankfully, she uses it for good intentions.

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* GuileHeroine: {{Justified}}.{{Justified|Trope}}. She was raised in an organization that specializes in manipulation. Thankfully, she uses it for good intentions.
15th Nov '17 11:28:41 AM creader
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[[center: [- [[Characters/DetectiveConan Main Character Index]] | '''Main Characters''' | [[Characters/DetectiveConanCoreRecurringCharacters Core Recurring Characters]] | [[Characters/DetectiveConanTokyoPoliceOfficers Tokyo Police Officers]] | [[Characters/DetectiveConanPoliceOfficersOutsideOfTokyoAndOsaka Police Officers Outside Of Tokyo And Osaka]] | [[Characters/DetectiveConanOsakanPersonalities Osakans]] | [[Characters/DetectiveConanTheBlackOrganization The Black Organization]] | [[Characters/DetectiveConanEaglelandLawEnforcement Eagleland Law Enforcement]] | [[Characters/DetectiveConanMajorRecurringCharacters Major Recurring Characters]] | [[Characters/DetectiveConanOtherRecurringCharacters Other Recurring Characters]] | [[Characters/DetectiveConanRecurringAnimals Animals]] | [[Characters/DetectiveConanOneSceneWonders One Scene Wonders]] | [[Characters/DetectiveConanPeopleFromNotableCases People From Notable Cases]] ]] -]

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14th Nov '17 11:33:40 PM annette12
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[[caption-width-right:300:Shinichi Kudo.]]
->''Voiced by:''
-->'''As Shinichi:''' Creator/KappeiYamaguchi (JP)/ Creator/JerryJewell (EN), Víctor Mares Jr. (first Latin American Spanish dub), Creator/VictorUgarte (movies 1, 2, 18 pand 19 plus first Anime/LupintheThird crossover and ''Manga/MagicKaito 1412'', Latin American Spanish dub), Rodrigo Saavedra (third Latin American Spanish dub), Jonatán López (first European Spanish dub and first part of the second onea), Juayn Navarro (second European Spanish dub, second part and movies), Óscar Muñoz (third European Spanish dub), Shun Oguri (2006 Live-Action Drama Actor), Junpei Mizobata (2011 Live-Action Drama Actor)

-->'''As Conan:''' Creator/MinamiTakayama (JP)/ Creator/AlisonViktorin nee Retzloff (EN), Marcela Bordes (first Latin American Spanish dub), Creator/VictorUgarte (movies 1 and 2, Latin American Spanish dub), Creator/ElsaCovian (movie 18 onwards plus first Anime/LupintheThird crossover, Latin American Spanish dub), Consuelo Pizarro (third Latin American Spanish dub), Victoria Ramos (first European Spanish dub), Isabel Valls (second European Spanish dub, first part), Creator/DianaTorres (second European Spanish dub, second part and movies), Joël Mulachs (third European Spanish dub), Nao Fujisaki (2006 Live-Action Drama Actor)

Dubbed the "Heisei Holmes" ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heisei_period Heisei]] being the current "era" of Japanese history), seventeen-year old Shinichi was well-known throughout the Beika District of Tokyo and beyond for being able to solve any crime that the police failed to. However, he was still a teenager, and susceptible to things such as... oh, falling in love with his childhood friend Ran.

One day, after solving a murder at an amusement park, Shinichi comes upon a mysterious man in black extorting money from another man. While he's investigating, however, he fails to see the man's partner sneak up on him and knock him out cold with a metal pipe. Deciding that HeKnowsTooMuch, the two force-feed him a poison pill supposed to not only kill him, but leave no trace behind besides "evidence of a spontaneous heart attack". Unfortunately for them, [[MillionToOneChance it fails to do the former, and only half-accomplishes the latter]]: Shinichi has been [[FountainOfYouth shrunk into a six-year old]].

One quick visit to his neighbor Professor Agasa's house later, Shinichi realizes that he must keep his identity secret, lest the two men in black come back and kill him for good. He is adopted by Ran, and now lives at the Mouri Detective agency, much to his (at first) dismay. Every once in a while, he has picked up leads on the two men in black, but in the meantime... murders, thefts, and kidnappings are popping up all around, and what better way to pass the time than to solve them all?

[[ThemeNaming Mandatory naming note]]: "Shin'ichi" has various possible spellings - the one used here is 'new one', possibly referring to his being the 'Holmes of the Twentieth Century/New Era', but may also be a reference to the Japanese writer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinichi_Hoshi Shinichi Hoshi]]. "Kudo" came from Shunsaku Kudo of ''Tantei Monogatari''. There's also another possible explanation: his name could be a pun on 'one truth', because the 'shin' of Shinichi can be read as the character for 'truth' or the character for 'new'.

DubNameChange: ''Jimmy'' Kudo.

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->''Voiced by:''
-->'''As Shinichi:''' Creator/KappeiYamaguchi
By Creator/WakanaYamazaki (JP)/ Creator/JerryJewell (EN), Víctor Mares Jr. Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard (EN)'', Erika Araujo-Robledo and Angelines Santana (first Latin American Spanish dub), Creator/VictorUgarte Mayra Arellano (movies 1, 2, 2 and 18 pand 19 onwards plus first Anime/LupintheThird crossover and ''Manga/MagicKaito 1412'', Latin American Spanish dub), Rodrigo Saavedra dub) Jessica Toledo (third Latin American Spanish dub), Jonatán López Berta Cortés (first European Spanish dub and dub), Diana de Guzmán (second European Spanish dub, first part of the second onea), Juayn Navarro part), Creator/CarolinaTak (second European Spanish dub, second part and movies), Óscar Muñoz Creator/NuriaTrifol (third European Spanish dub), Shun Oguri Tomoka Kurokawa (2006 Live-Action Drama Actor), Junpei Mizobata Actress), Shiori Kutsuna (2011 Live-Action Drama Actor)

-->'''As Conan:''' Creator/MinamiTakayama (JP)/ Creator/AlisonViktorin nee Retzloff (EN), Marcela Bordes (first Latin American Spanish dub), Creator/VictorUgarte (movies 1
Actress)

Shinichi's childhood friend
and 2, Latin American Spanish dub), Creator/ElsaCovian (movie 18 onwards plus first Anime/LupintheThird crossover, Latin American Spanish dub), Consuelo Pizarro (third Latin American Spanish dub), Victoria Ramos (first European Spanish dub), Isabel Valls (second European Spanish dub, first part), Creator/DianaTorres (second European Spanish dub, second part love-interest. When Shinichi shrinks and movies), Joël Mulachs (third European Spanish dub), Nao Fujisaki (2006 Live-Action Drama Actor)

Dubbed
takes on the "Heisei Holmes" ([[http://en.name Edogawa Conan, she takes on the big sister role and looks out for Conan like if he was any other little kid. Ran also wishes for her parents to get back together and tries but fails time and time again at forcing a set-up between the two.

She also happens to be well-trained in karate at the expense of anyone trying to take advantage of her.

[[ThemeNaming Mandatory name note]]: The entire name came from [[http://en.
wikipedia.org/wiki/Heisei_period Heisei]] being the current "era" org/wiki/Maurice_Leblanc Maurice Leblanc]], creator of Japanese history), seventeen-year old Shinichi was well-known throughout the Beika District of Tokyo and beyond for being able to solve any crime that the police failed to. However, he was still a teenager, and susceptible to things such as... oh, falling in love with his childhood friend Ran.

One day, after solving a murder at an amusement park, Shinichi comes upon a mysterious man in black extorting money from another man. While he's investigating, however, he fails to see the man's partner sneak up on him and knock him out cold with a metal pipe. Deciding that HeKnowsTooMuch, the two force-feed him a poison pill supposed to not only kill him, but leave no trace behind besides "evidence of a spontaneous heart attack". Unfortunately for them, [[MillionToOneChance it fails to do the former, and only half-accomplishes the latter]]: Shinichi has been [[FountainOfYouth shrunk into a six-year old]].

One quick visit to his neighbor Professor Agasa's house later, Shinichi realizes that he must keep his identity secret, lest the two men in black come back and kill him for good. He is adopted by Ran, and now lives at the Mouri Detective agency, much to his (at first) dismay. Every once in a while, he has picked up leads on the two men in black, but in the meantime... murders, thefts, and kidnappings are popping up all around, and what better way to pass the time than to solve them all?

[[ThemeNaming Mandatory naming note]]: "Shin'ichi" has various possible spellings - the one used here is 'new one', possibly referring to his being the 'Holmes of the Twentieth Century/New Era', but may also be a reference to
Literature/ArseneLupin, through the Japanese writer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinichi_Hoshi Shinichi Hoshi]]. "Kudo" came from Shunsaku Kudo of ''Tantei Monogatari''. There's also another possible explanation: his name could be a pun on 'one truth', because the 'shin' of Shinichi can be read as the character for 'truth' or the character for 'new'.

reading ''Moori''tsu Rubu''ran''.

DubNameChange: ''Jimmy'' Kudo.Rachel Moore.



* AccidentalPervert:
** Most apparently in the HotSpringsEpisode when he [[NoseBleed nosebled]], but also in some of the other situations-- his [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend not-girlfriend]] did not know his identity and did a few things in front of the seeming pre-teen that would be inappropriate in front of a a boy her own age -- which is rather funny, since technically "Conan" has gotten further with Ran than "Shinichi" has.
** He already was this in the first episode of the anime. Shinichi forgot that he promised to take Ran out on a date to an amusement park, and when she tried to kick him in the head for that, she ended up giving him one ''Hell'' of a PantyShot... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny when he tried to dodge and ended up with his head under her skirt.]] He then got a face full of school-bag for his trouble.
* TheAce: Shinichi is most famous for being a skilled detective who is able to solve difficult cases. Besides that, he is the son of famous parents (father is a novelist and mother is a former actress), lives (or used to live) in a BigFancyHouse, was renowned as a soccer prodigy during his middle school years, and is extremely handsome (which still applies when he's Conan).
* AdorablyPrecociousChild:
** Appears to be one as Conan -- saying some information and trivia adults wouldn't expect from a child.
** When he was ''really'' a child, Shinichi would always try to act more mature than his actual age.
* {{Adorkable}}: Expect anything less from a mystery geek?
** In the beginning of the series the only clothes he's seen wearing are his miniature suit, complete with a bow tie. This combined with his cute ways of expressing his feelings and his ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' obsession create top quality Adorkable material.
** Most of the time he's around Ran, he's a blushing, awkward, in love nerd.
** Then, there's [[http://shin-ichi-niichan.tumblr.com/post/110973453651/haibara-aptx-kyaaaaa-w#notes a scene]] of Conan gushing over going to London, the birthplace of ''Sherlock Holmes''.
* AffectionateNickname:
** His mother calls him "Shin-chan".
** Jodie and some of the FBI agents call him "Cool Kid".
** Vermouth calls him "Cool Guy."
* AgeLift: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. The difference isn't too extreme but still noticeable. In the manga, Shinichi is 16 (making Conan 6); in the anime, Shinichi's age is increased by a year, the same thing applying to Conan obviously.
* AllLovingHero: While he's not at [[NiceGirl Ran's level]] for this, and his condescending attitude might lead one to think otherwise, Shinichi/Conan actually cares deeply about human life. He's stated that he's unable to understand how any reason could be a sufficient motive for murder, and is convinced that driving a culprit to suicide is no better than murder itself. The few times he has been too late to save a life haunt him throughout the series.
* AlmightyJanitor: Conan is just a kid (in appearance, at least), and [[NotNowKiddo nobody ever listens to kids]], at least not for a couple of chapters. New officers usually react this way towards him, but those who know him always appreciate his input. Once he has solved a crime, he usually has to resort to his tranquilizer wristwatch and voice-changing bow tie in order to relay his deductions through a handy [[{{Ventriloquism}} field-expedient ventriloquist's dummy]].
* AlwaysSecondBest: If his father gets involved, he will always without fail manage to solve a case before Shinichi does.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: PlayedForLaughs. To his close friend/SecretKeeper/[[TheRival detective rival]], Heiji Hattori of Osaka. When Heiji and Shinichi work together, they're each other's equal and will often arrive at the same conclusions. But when they compete with each other or their deductions differ, Shinichi usually wins.
* AmateurSleuth: Began solving cases when he was only 15.
* AmazonChaser: He admitted to [[HopelessSuitor Asami Uchida,]] that one of the many reasons he loves Ran is because she's "strong and stubborn". And he's not put off by Ran's karate skills...as long as he's not the target.
* AmbiguousDisorder: In the first episode, he does not know when to stop rambling on about Holmes and Conan Doyle and talks to Ran about it the entire time they are at the roller coaster. Even whenever he dates her and starts off wanting to tell her his feelings, instead he ends up gabbing about Holmes again. He is not very social and it is implied that many of his teachers and classmates believed him to be arrogant and self-absorbed given his blunt nature and unawareness of basic social tact. This is shown to extend even as far back as ''preschool'' where he was extremely precocious and had introverted inclinations - his first instinct upon arriving at his new school was to ''look for a library''. It's possible most of this was due to poor socialization habits, as he slowly gets better throughout the series while living as Conan and it's implied he has ''far'' more friends and personal relationships as Conan than he did as Shinichi.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: During the "Holmes's Revelation" case arc, Conan is forced to turn himself into Shinichi after making a slip-up talking to Ran and she caught it. However, Ran is upset that Shinichi didn't tell her he was in London and starts crying over him seemingly not caring about her feelings, which only gets worse when Shinichi starts asking questions regarding the arc's case and not stopping to think about her feelings. She then yells at him that if he's a detective he should be able to deduce what's in her heart and runs off in tears, with Shinichi chasing and calling after her, before catching up and confessing his feelings.
-->'''Shinichi:''' ''(to Ran)'' You're a troublesome and tough case, you know! With all these distracting emotions... Even if I were Holmes it'd still be impossible to figure out! The heart of a woman whom one likes... How can anyone accurately deduce that?
* AnimalMotifs: A flashback shows Shinichi comparing detectives to sharks.
-->'''Shinichi:''' ''(to Ran)'' "They’re like sharks. Sharks can smell the faintest trace of blood. They approach using their sense of smell, determine their prey’s exact location, and attack. They head to the crime scene when they smell blood. They use all their senses to find the culprit. They tear into their prey with the sharp teeth of evidence. That’s what a detective does."
* TheApprentice: PlayedForLaughs. People from cases usually ask if the reason behind Conan's deductive prowess is because he's the assistant of Kogoro or Heiji.
* AscendedFanboy: Shinichi always dreamed of being a detective like his idol, Sherlock Holmes. By the start of the series, he's a famous teen detective.
* AttentionWhore: While Shinichi's personality runs on the introverted side, he was quite happy with how much fame and attention being a detective got him, and it was pretty clear by the start of the series that he was beginning to grow a big head about it. After becoming Conan though, he's [[CharacterDevelopment learned to have some humility.]]
** That said, while he's now content with not getting the main credit for solving a case or making the papers, he still doesn't like it when he's unable to contribute to a case: There's one story where his and Ran's mother work together and they're so effective in the early part of the investigation that Shinichi ''mopes'' about how they're saying everything that he wants to before he can.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: He has a keen eye for details, and can spot any unusual aspects in a case that most people tend to ignore or not take into account. He repeatedly demonstrates the ability to recall every detail of an investigation or other topics he cares about, and may have a photographic memory to manage such perfect recall so consistently. Shinichi's fastidious attention to detail allows him to notice minor inconsistencies in crime scenes and suspect testimony, and using astute logic he uncovers the reasons behind those inconsistencies in order to link them to the crime.
* BadassAdorable: More so as Conan, but still applies when he is Shinichi because of his [[{{Adorkable}} dorky tendencies]]. And either way, he's still a skilled detective with a powerful kick.
* BadassBoast: Shinichi/Conan tends to delve into these, which are usually a solemn promise to catch the criminal(s) responsible for a crime(s).
* BadassBookworm: He lives up to the description of "modern Sherlock Holmes"; Shinichi is well-versed in most of the same fields as Sherlock Holmes or otherwise has skills that serve as a parallel to them. And its clear that if given free time, he loves nothing better than to have his nose stuck in a book.
* BadassInANiceSuit: His blue suit with a red bowtie is his signature style.
* BadassPacifist: On the few occasions, Shinichi has been able to get criminals to surrender by using a type of speech. It ranges from a ShutUpHannibal, TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, a combination of the two, or even just sensitive dialogue. Either way, the effective way he pierces the truth of the some of the culprit's hearts, can cause them to turn themselves in without a fight.
** His ability to 'pierce peoples hearts' with his truth has been described as being something special about him. Notably, its the reason [[spoiler: Vermouth]] cites for why she can't bring herself to harm him, and why she believes that [[spoiler: he may be the 'silver bullet' who will bring down the organization.]]
* BecauseItAmusedMe: While he's very serious about his work, he has a [[TheGadfly mischievous side]] he occasionally lets loose around his friends and loves messing with Hattori in particular, often deliberately causing trouble for him when around Kazuha. [[NotSoAboveItAll A far cry from the normally stoic Kudo Shinichi]].
* BecomingTheMask: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. Shinichi is forced to take on the identity of "Conan Edogawa" and one of his main goals in the series is to return to his original body, and he's quite eager to do so. When he does temporarily returns to his adult body, he makes a reflexive comment to one of the Detective Boys a question aimed at "Conan" (a disguised Haibara). While he didn't seem particularly upset, it ''did'' so they had grown use to his alternative identity.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Ran. They tend to argue from time-to-time, but they have romantic feelings for one another.
* BerserkButton:
** Among all the murderers and criminals he deals with, Conan absolutely ''loathes'' {{Yandere}}s and [[CuteAndPsycho Cute Psychos]]. Criminals of such types often get the most scathing, harsher "ShutUpHannibal" speeches from him.
** Any time [[MasterOfDisguise Kaitou Kid]] pretends to be Shinichi, and ESPECIALLY when he flirts with Ran, Conan nearly blows his cover in his rage (however this is movie-only; in the manga Kid doesn't know Conan's secret). Actually, anyone flirting with Ran or suggesting it gets the Glare of Death. He can be THAT much of a CrazyJealousGuy over her.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Gains a protective streak for the Detective Boys.
* BirdsOfAFeather:
** Despite outwardly different personalities, he and Ran share many traits -- Both [[AllLovingHero have a deep respect for life]], [[ChronicHeroSyndrome a penchant for rushing to help someone in need]], are the [[TheAce the aces in their respective field(s)]], [[NervesOfSteel remain calm in dangerous situations]], and [[UndyingLoyalty have a deep loyalty to their friends and family.]] The two of them are also incredibly stubborn in their ways, have a strong sense of justice, play a sport they enjoy (Ran – karate, Shinichi – soccer), play an instrument (Ran – piano, Shinichi – violin). On an amusing note, both have {{Improbable Hairstyle}}s (see individual sections for explanation) and a family situation of some kind (Ran’s parents are separated and Shinichi’s parents moved to Los Angeles when he was 14). Both also have a number of admirers of the opposite sex.
** With Heiji -- Both are 17-year-old TeenGenius {{Amateur Sleuth}}s who have received recognition because of their ability at solving complicated cases [[AwesomenessByAnalysis by using the smallest details from said cases that don't add to the crime scene]]. Both have been known to have an [[InsufferableGenius unpleasant personality]], but [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold have a strong sense of justice and a true heart of gold]]. And partially because of their fame, they have become {{Chick Magnet}}s but [[SingleTargetSexuality only have eyes for]] [[ChildhoodFriendRomance their childhood best friend]]. Other similarities include having an AmbiguousDisorder, an icon of some kind (IconicOutfit for Shinichi as Conan, IconicItem for Heiji), and [[ChronicHeroSyndrome will do anything in their power to stop a murder or suicide from happening]], and funnily enough, their own fathers being faster at deduction than them.
** With Kaito Kuroba/Kaitou Kid -- They are both JerkWithAHeartOfGold protagonists who are confirmed to be {{Teen Genius}}es that are also [[InsufferableGenius insufferable]]. At their own high school they are [[TheAce considered aces in their respective fields]] (Kaito - magician, Shinichi - detective), something of which they have been interested in since their own childhoods; and because of their respective skills, popularity, and natural good looks, they are both [[ChickMagnet popular with the opposite sex]], [[ChildhoodFriendRomance but are only interested in the respective childhood best friend]], even if they have a [[BelligerentSexualTension weird way]] of showing it. Currently they are both {{living a double life}} due to certain circumstances and because of those said circumstances they must keep their [[SecretIdentity identities hidden]], even from their best friend/main love interest. Also, in their new identities, they have their own {{improbable weapon}} to use in case of danger (Kaito - card gun, Shinichi - soccer ball); however, they do manage to perform amazing feats [[BadassPacifist without violence]]. And their main goal in their own show is to find the BigBad organization responsible for a personal matter (Kaito - killing his father, Shinichi - attempting to kill him).
** With Shuichi Akai -- Both have amazing [[AwesomenessByAnalysis deductive]] skills, [[{{Determinator}} determination]], [[NoSocialSkills trouble]] relating to others, [[NervesOfSteel calm]] even when threatened with death, [[{{Fanboy}} fans]] of ''Literature/SherlockHolmes''. They share [[TheStoic similar]] [[SugarAndIcePersonality personality]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold traits]] which includes the same FatalFlaw ([[IWorkAlone "I work alone"]] tendencies) and while they will do anything to protect their loved ones, they are also not above [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating]] them either to apprehend a criminal and/or gain information. They both even have a main {{Love Interest}}s who are both similar in appearance and personality as well as a similar [[StarCrossedLovers predicament]]. [[spoiler:They both have double lives, with their alter-ego still solving crimes and wearing [[SmartPeopleWearGlasses glasses]]]]. Additionally, The Boss of the Black Organization believes Akai to be a 'Silver Bullet' who could potentially bring them down. Vermouth eventually also gives this nickname and status to Shinichi.
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: No matter the reason(s) behind a crime, Shinichi/Conan will state that it is ''still'' wrong and the criminal must face the consequences for their actions.
* BlindWithoutEm: Invoked to maintain his ClarkKenting (see below). The dub made it one step further by making dub!Conan say he has retinitis pigmentosa.
* BornDetective: His dad writes mysteries. And has brought him to murder scenes ever since he was little. And an OVA showed him solving cases at ''one'' year old. Figures. In the OVA, he actually seems to be doing things just to lead his mother into a EurekaMoment...oddly enough, one of his tactics today.
* BrattyHalfPint: Flashbacks of him when he actually was a child show him to be quite rude, sneaky, and trying ''way'' too hard to behave like he knows more than everyone else. As Conan, he's more polite, thanks to him actually being a 17-year-old.
* BrokenPedestal: In "The 3 Ks of Osaka", Shinichi/Conan is forced to realize (and eventually apprehend) his soccer hero, Ray Curtis, for murdering a tabloid sports reporter.
* BromanticFoil: He and Heiji, despite many similarities, have a number of things they don't share: Shinichi is a light-skinned Tokyoite who lives (before turning into Conan) by himself, raised by laid-back parents (especially his dad).By middle school, he figured out his romantic feelings for Ran before she did, and is aware of her feelings for him. Also, while Shinichi has incredible soccer skills, he isn't (or wasn't) in his high school's soccer club; Heiji is a dark-skinned Osakan who lives with both of his parents, who are very strict (especially his dad whose approach is ToughLove). It took some time during the series, off-screen, to realize his feelings for Kazuha, and is still not aware of her mutual feelings for him. Plus, Heiji has amazing kendo skills and is on the team.
* BrutalHonesty: He isn't shy about letting people know his opinions on a topic or person.
* CannotSpitItOut: It was mostly because he didn't know if Ran felt the same way, but later (after he knew) it was mainly because of nerves. He manages to ''finally'' do it during the London arc.
* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: {{Inverted|Trope}}. Shinichi/Conan only has perverted thoughts toward his love interest, Ran.
* CassandraTruth: No one believes Conan when he tries to help, and that's why he uses Kogoro, Sonoko, etc. This was later subverted by several adults, who even without knowing his secret either recognize his ability without asking too many questions (Satou particularly), or at least acknowledge his uncanny (and faked) habit of creating {{Eureka Moment}}s.
* CatchPhrase: A few of them.
** "Edogawa Conan, tantei sa!"
** "Shinjitsu wa itsumo hitotsu!" (Or its American counterpart: "With a keen eye on details, one truth prevails!")
** "Ah re re."
** Conan also has [[DeadpanSnarker Oi, Oi.]] There are ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leFDG7f363U two]]'' fan [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNXeKR6BjoM videos]] consisting of him saying/thinking the phrase "Oi, oi."
** "Barou!" (as in "Ba(ka-ya)rou!")
** "Always determining the one truth with the body of a child and the mind of an adult, his name is ''Detective Conan''", before the beginning of an opening song and movie.
* CharacterDevelopment:
** And while it may have been somewhat forced on, Shinichi/Conan stops being as attention-seeking as he was in his original body.
** Subtle, but during "The 3 'K's of Osaka" story, Conan/Shinichi didn't want to investigate the case because his soccer idol was a suspect (and later confirmed to be the actual culprit). Afterwards, he stopped thinking like this, deciding that even if his friends, family, or someone who is close to either one is a suspect, he ''will'' consider that person a suspect until proven otherwise (such as Genta's dad being a possible suspect in "The Culprit is Genta's Dad" or Ran in "Kaitou Kid and the Blush Mermaid").
** In regards to his attitude in dealing with mysterious and dangerous Black Organization (B.O.), Shinichi initially and arrogantly believed he could easily take them down, taking only minimum precautions in safety of himself and others. For example, when a B.O. member was suspected to be near in the "Reunion With The Black Organization" arc, Conan's way of protecting Haibara from being recognized is simply putting glasses on her; [[RealityEnsues unfortunately,]] their was a B.O. member (Pisco) who instantly knew that Haibara was the shrunken Shiho Miyano and would have revealed her identity had he not been killed by Gin. It could've ended in more tragedy since Gin was ''very'' close to killing Haibara. This incident was a major wake-up call to the young detective that the organization isn't as easy to take down as he thought and that if he made a mistake, he or his loved ones could die. And while Shinichi/Conan still has a bit of a reckless side, he now asks for help when dealing with the B.O. and formulating plans to keep him and his allies safe.
* CharacterNameAlias: ''Conan Edogawa'' is his main alias in the series.
* CharacterTics: Shinichi/Conan has notable habits that are often mentioned during the series, usually by Ran.
** Whenever he loses something he likes, he puts on a sad, child-like face.
** Whenever dealing with a particularly difficult case, Shinichi/Conan juggles a soccer ball to think better.
** In the non-canon 12th movie, ''Full Score of Fear'', Ran mentioned that Shinichi "has a funny habit" when he plays the violin.
* ChasteHero: {{Zigzagged|Trope}}. He gets...excited whenever Ran is naked and/or wearing revealing clothing, but has ''zero'' reaction when it comes to other women. For example, he's nonplussed after he walks in on Haibara and Ayumi naked, but gets a massive nosebleed when he sees Ran naked a few chapters/episodes later. This difference in reactions is most likely due to his [[SingleTargetSexuality single]] focus on Ran and no one else.
* ChickMagnet: Where to begin?
** [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Ran]] has been in love with Shinichi since they were 15 and will ''always'' be his true love.
** He gained [[{{Fangirl}} fangirls]] after he became a famous teen detective. In fact, the first chapter/episode has Shinichi hearing a few girls talking excitedly about him. And after that, he shows off a bunch of his fan-mail to Ran.
** His former sempai/classmate [[HopelessSuitor Asami Uchida]], fell for him because of brutal honesty when they were in middle school. She even confessed to him before she graduated, and still liked him when she made her return.
** There's the heavy implication that [[SugarAndIcePersonality Ai Haibara/Shiho Miyano]] may harbor feelings for him, but due to her MasterOfTheMixedMessage habit, it's really unknown at this point.
** One of Yoko Okino's friends and former bandmates, Terumi Hoshino [[note]]from the the "Celebrities Secret" case[[/note]], is revealed at the end of the case arc to idolize and harbor romantic feelings for him. She even keeps a newspaper photo of him on her person as a GoodLuckCharm.
** It's in effect even when he's Conan; aside from [[TokenMiniMoe Ayumi]], young girls that are Conan's age sometimes get a little ''too'' happy at the idea of being able to hang out with him and at least one girl has a blatant crush on him.
** In one of the anime endings, "Koi no Koishite", middle-school aged Shinichi was given a love letter from a younger classmate[[note]]It's unknown if he ever opened it or not.[[/note]] Another love letter was given to him by a classmate as Conan and was thoroughly teased by the Detective Boys about it (sans Ayumi who appeared jealous).
** There are some moments that hint that [[MysteriousTransferStudent Sera]] might have a crush on him, if not just an extreme fondness for.
* ChildProdigy: {{Zigzagged|Trope}}. He ''seems'' like child prodigy as Conan to those who don't know his true identity but he's actually [[OlderThanTheyLook older than he looks]] due to an [[FountainOfYouth 'un-aging' pill]], and even so he is a TeenGenius since he's technically 17. And ''then'', the flashbacks to his childhood show as an ''actual'' child prodigy: [[spoiler: the WholeEpisodeFlashback of manga chapters 921-924/episodes 853-854 show him not only reading the ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' books at the age of ''four'', but making his first deductions around that time... [[SpannerInTheWorks which allowed]] [[GuileHero his father]] to foil a kidnapping plan that had Ran as the target.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Ran. They've known each other since pre-school and are each other's canonical love interest.
* ChildhoodFriends: Shinichi has known both Ran and Sonoko since they were four. [[ChildhoodFriendRomance His relationship with the former grew beyond friendship]].
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: He can't leave a case unsolved and any hint that a crime might occur in the future has him trying to prevent it. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by several characters, including Ran and Ai.
* ClarkKenting: After being shrunk to a grade-school kid, the title character does the same thing as Clark Kent: wears a pair of glasses (was his father's) to hide his identity. It usually works well, until he slips up and says information he shouldn't have known unless he was really Shinichi Kudo, who was supposed to be a distant relative. This leads to Ran becoming suspicious of him several times, but she always [[CassandraTruth ends up discrediting her own finds]] because the evidence doesn't quite match up, due to some outside interference (usually planned by the protagonist himself). In one scene, when [[spoiler:the character Ai Haibara returns to her original age, Conan offers her his glasses as disguise, [[LampshadeHanging saying that they work well enough for Clark Kent.]] The response from Ai is, "So are you saying you're {{Superman}} now?"]] According to an interview with Gosho Aoyama, the glasses really were based on Superman.
* ColorMotif: Blue, given his eyes are blue and in almost every opening and ending, Shinichi/Conan is seen wearing either his blue Teitan uniform or trademark blue "suit" as Conan.
* ConstantlyCurious: Conan routinely interrogates suspects by pretending to be an obnoxiously curious kid, at least for as long as he can pull it off without being scolded. The Detective Kids behave like this at times as well, though in their case they aren't pretending. Sometimes Conan uses this trick to pass information to the adults (usually Kogoro) to allow them to solve the case if he can't or doesn't want to use the Stun Gun Watch.
* CovertPervert: While Shinichi is usually quiet about his perverted thoughts and said thoughts are only directed towards [[SingleTargetSexuality Ran]], he often thinks of seeing Ran naked or wearing revealing clothing. But then states (in his head), that as much as he wants to see it [[CrazyJealousGuy he doesn't want anyone else too.]]
* CrazyJealousGuy: For all of Ran's {{Tsundere}} and mild ClingyJealousGirl traits, Conan/Shinichi himself can get ''very'' jealous whenever it seems that someone else might be interested in her. Considering that Conan is a DeadpanSnarker who can't exactly act on it due to having been shrunk to a kid's age, it's almost all PlayedForLaughs. He also (unsurprisingly) has a strong, possessive side for Ran -- the most famous one is [[spoiler:when he revealed his secret identity to Eisuke Hondou when the latter wanted to take Ran to America]].
* CreepyChild: While he might not actually be 7-years-old, as Conan, he can come off this way to older adults; he is undisturbed by every gruesome murder they come across as he walks up to the body and looks for evidence.
** Sometimes Conan/Shinichi is just ''trying'' to be creepy. There's no other explanation. Like in a conversation between him and Takagi, right after Conan tells him exactly ''why'' they have other option but waiting to defuse a bomb in the same room as them until seconds before it explodes, in order to get a hint about where the next bomb is. It's even worse because Conan is the only one who can get to the bomb to defuse it. Because Takagi doesn't know that Conan is really a seventeen year old genius detective, this conversation follows:
-->'''Takagi:''' Tell me one more thing. W-Who on Earth are you?
-->'''Conan:''' Oh. Well if you want to know... Then I'll tell you. In the next world.
** Heck, even before Shinichi became Conan he did and/or said some disturbing things, the most famous being confusing his preschool class for a ''morgue''...and he was ''four'' at the time.
* CulturedBadass: Shinichi has an extraordinarily broad and deep knowledge of many subjects and trivia that help him solve cases, something he likely acquired from incessant reading as a child. He also plays the violin, has perfect pitch ([[RunningGag despite being unable to sing]]), and is well educated in English.
* CuteBookworm: He's a cute kid as Conan (it's more long the lines of "handsome" as Shinichi) and loves to read mystery books.
* DeadpanSnarker: He snarks ''everyone'', actually, if they ever act or give some comments which he considers stupid. He mainly snarks the Detective Boys, Kogoro, Ran etc.
* DefectiveDetective: Shinichi is a fantastic detective, but he's [[NoSocialSkills extraordinarily socially inept]] in many areas, particularly in picking up blindingly obvious cues that Ran is getting exasperated with his nonstop [[ShoutOut Hol]][[Literature/SherlockHolmes mes]] trivia ([[ShipTease and that she may be flirting with him]]). Oh, and he's spent most of the series [[OlderThanTheyLook shrunk to the body of a child]], which lends itself to more than a few hardships.
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Conan often does this to throw people off from suspecting he's really seventeen year old Shinichi Kudo. Though he can on occasion take it too far and has a time or two been called out by his kid friends for doing it.
* {{Determinator}}: Stuck in a child's body or not, nothing will stop from solving a case or finding and apprehending the men who caused it.
* DisguisedInDrag: He once switched clothes with Ayumi to find some kidnappers.
* DitzyGenius: He may be a TeenGenius who is capable of solving complicated crimes, but Shinichi has shown to lack basic common sense on occasion.
** Throughout the series, flashbacks and mentions of him from other characters showed he is completely oblivious to anything pertaining to proper social etiquette.
** In the very first chapter/episode, he thought it was a good idea to tail two big, dangerous-looking men with no back-up (i.e., his karate champion best friend, Ran); cue him getting attacked from behind, fed poison, and shrinking to the age of a child's.
** While he scolds others (particularly Heiji and Ai) either for accidentally exposing his true identity or not being in-character, respectively, Shinichi/Conan has little room to talk -- He constantly gets involved in cases and gives hints to the police and Kogoro on how to find the culprit or just point-blank acts like he's the famous 17-year-old detective when he, technically, isn't. This has nearly caused Ran and others to question who he is at times.
** Following from the above, he is well aware that as "Conan", he lacks a lot of the natural power he had as Shinichi, especially when being compared to more huge, sometimes violently-inclined culprits who have no problem [[WouldHurtAChild harming him as Conan]], he has a habit of confronting said criminals to either deduce why they are the criminal or make a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. Unfortunately, this has led him to be taken hostage on a few occasions, with luck being the main reason he hasn't been killed.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: Yukiko commented that Shinichi ''hates'' raisins.
* DorkKnight: Shinichi's deduction abilities were so astounding he has become known as a famous detective (and is quite the ChickMagnet). He's also a complete dork when it comes to his idol or his true love.
* DreadfulMusician: Shinichi/Conan's singing is simply ''horrendous''... which is all the more funny given that his (Conan's) seiyuu is a ''very famous'' IdolSinger (which leads to a very interesting duet when she gets a cameo in a two-parter episode). And it's not only singing -- he also can't play an instrument to save his life. The odd thing here is that, while everyone jokes that he is tone deaf, he actually can roughly identify music notes that he hears and is somewhat decent with the violin. He just ''can't sing'', and doesn't seem to have an interest in gaining any musical talent beyond emulating Sherlock Holmes.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The very first chapter/episode introduces Shinichi as the arrogant, but famous TeenGenius detective who [[AttentionWhore loves]] the spotlight, has a near obsession over anything ''Sherlock Holmes'' related, but in spite of his logical thinking, he has a [[DitzyGenius reckless side]].
* ExperiencedProtagonist: Shinichi is already a famous AmateurSleuth from the start and he has solved many crimes and mysteries before the beginning of the story.
* {{Fanboy}}:
** Sherlock Holmes is his biggest inspiration and hero.
** Shinichi is a big fan of soccer star, Ray Curtis.
* FatalFlaw:
** When things get really dangerous, Shinichi/Conan tends to rely on [[IWorkAlone himself]] [[ChronicHeroSyndrome to protect everyone from the danger]]. This is what landed him in his current predicament as "Conan Edogawa". Haibara at one point lampshades this flaw.
-->'''Ai:''' "While pursuing the truth and justice without thinking about consequences...you stand the strain of all pressure alone in order to protect everyone...Such boy-like temperaments of yours are astonishingly intriguing, however...I wonder if you realize it...That clean scent of yours is strangling her, us, and yourself with loneliness and danger."
** His love for Ran. After learning about her feelings for him as Conan, Shinichi is willing to go to any risk to get back to just Shinichi. However, his moments as Shinichi causes ''more'' distress to Ran because he's only there for a moment and then just goes and "disappears". Also, it leads him to being more reckless and not thinking about the possible bad outcomes of what switching back to Shinichi could do.
* FindTheCure: Conan is trying to find the poison he was given, because if he finds a sample, then both Agasa and Haibara, can find a cure so he can reverse back to his original body.
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: With Heiji Hattori -- whenever they work together in a case they will often finish each other's deductions, demonstrating not only abilities as detectives, but also their familiarity with each other.
* FirstLove:
** To Ran, she discovered her feelings for at 15 and has never had any romantic interest in any other males before or after her LoveEpiphany.
** To his middle school sempai, Asami Uchida -- in her introductory chapter/episode she lies to Ran and Sonoko about ''her'' being this to him. At the end, she comes clean and explains why she fell in love with him.
* FirstPersonSmartass: In both forms he often snarks others in his head, Ran included.
* FountainOfYouth: The APTX-4869 drug regressed Shinichi's body by around ten years, causing the TeenGenius to live in a first grader's body, who would be known as "Conan Edogawa". On the other hand, APTX-4869 is [[MillionToOneChance employed as a poison and is generally successful.]]
* FreeRangeChildren: {{Deconstructed|Trope}}. Thanks to the laid-back parenting from his parents (especially Yusaku) Shinichi had a habit of going wherever he wanted when he was curious about something. This [[RealityEnsues naturally]] caused a problem with Eri after a young Shinichi took an equally young Ran somewhere at night with no adult supervision. And this attitude followed into his adulthood, as a teenaged Shinichi decided to track down the two mysterious men in black because of his suspicions; and while he was right, it led him getting attacked, nearly murdered, and becoming "Conan Edogawa". And while he is more careful "Conan" because of his actual age, this habit has contributed to being one of the things that make him a DitzyGenius.
* FreudianExcuse: Th reason behind Shinichi's desensitization towards violent and brutal crime scenes is because his father would take him to crime scenes as a child.
* FriendlessBackground: Downplayed. Shinichi was quite popular, but didn't have a lot of really ''close'' friends throughout his life. In fact, many of his peers (and some teachers) found his arrogant attitude to be a negative turn-off. And Sonoko, who has known him since their pre-school days, didn't like him that much. His only true close friend was Ran.
* FriendlyRivalry: With Heiji, once the latter figures out that Kudo and Conan are the same person. They're close friends who clearly respect each other (their minds are often completely in-sync whenever they ''do'' work together on cases), but Kudo's ego and Heiji's competitiveness occasionally ends up with them competing to see who can solve a case first.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Downplayed. While Shinichi did have a number of people who liked him, they weren't exactly ''close'' friends, and many people (including Sonoko) were put off by his arrogance and found it hard to approach him.
* GadgetWatches: His include a stun gun and a torch.
* GenerationXerox: Like his father, Shinichi/Conan is a famous detective who tries to apprehend the infamous thief, Kaitou Kid, whose last name begins with "Kuroba". And despite their conflicting sides, they have a healthy respect for one another.
* GenreSavvy: Has read all the great detective stories and knows their tropes by heart.
* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: The exposition sequence at the beginning of the movies always end with Conan pointing at the camera to deliver his ultimatum:
-->''"There is only one truth!"''
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: Conan's glasses have been given upgrades throughout the series. Initially they contained a screwed-in GPS bug that could be taken out and placed elsewhere while the glasses tracked the device's location ''with its own minimap''. Agasa later replaced the glass with ''bulletproof glass'' and the bug was updated with listening functions and its own frequency. The listening device is also designed so it "Stimulates the eardrum," thus only the wearer can hear it.
* GoodCannotComprehendEvil: Shinichi cannot fathom why anyone would resort to murder.
* GoodIsNotDumb: He wholeheartedly believes in justice and would even help a violent criminal from almost dying, but don't be mistaken. He's not a naive fool.
* GoodIsNotNice: He's TheHero, has a strong sense of justice, and is willing to save anyone (criminal or not) from certain death. He's ''still'' an InsufferableGenius who can come off an arrogant jerk from those not close to him.
* GreatDetective: He's so great at deduction and solving crimes he has been nicknamed the "Great Detective of the East".
* GuileHero: Now that he resides in the body of a child, he has to find other, more creative ways to solve the case.
* HairstyleInertia: Shinichi's has the kept the same hairstyle (which includes the cowlick and tuft from the back of his neck) since childhood.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: The reason for most of the plot -- He comes across a mysterious black man (who would later be known as Vodka) extorting from another man, but he fails to see the black man's partner (Gin), who sneaks on him and knocks him out cold with a lead pipe. The two try to force feed him a poison pill plus a serum... but the pill [[FountainOfYouth only shrinks him into a body of a child]] and assumes the alias of Conan Edogawa.
* TheHero: Shinichi/Conan is the main protagonist, who solves difficult cases, and is trying to apprehend the [[BigBad Black Organization.]]
* HeroAntagonist: Downplayed, to Kaito Kuroba aka Kaitou Kid in ''Magic Kaito''. He only makes guest appearances in the connected TV show, but like how he is in his own show, Conan will do anything he can to apprehend the master thief.
* HeroicLineage: Shinichi gets his detective genes from both of his parents (i.e., his mother once solves a case on live TV by just hearing the details).
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Becomes this with Heiji Hattori -- even though they still have a rivalry, they have a brotherly like relationship with one another. They go to each other for the other's opinion on their deductions and Heiji has, on several occasions, declared himself to be Shinichi's best friend or brother.
* HollywoodToneDeaf: He has perfect pitch but ''simply'' can't sing. In the manga he is completely unable to translate the notes he hears into music using an instrument or his voice himself; in the anime, however, he has enough skill for his own very awkward-sounding theme tune and one song on the violin - since he's such a huge Sherlock Holmes lover that he would try it himself.
* HumansAreFlawed: Has this belief and stated so as Conan:
-->"There's so such thing as a perfect person in this world."
* HumblePie: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. Prior to his transformation, Shinichi enjoyed being in the spotlight and was rather arrogant, reveling in making local headlines and receiving fan-mail. Throughout the series, Shinichi's predicament causes him to gain a sense of humility, but is still an InsufferableGenius (he just does it more quietly).
* HyperAwareness: Shinichi/Conan gets a "feeling" when he thinks that a case isn't solved yet.
* {{Hypocrite}}:
** Shincihi/Conan will frequently call out others for doing something reckless, but he doesn't hesitate to do something that could potentially harm him, if not outright kill him (see IdiotBall).
** He made a grand speech to Heiji that there's "no such thing as inferior or superior detective", but he would later on have deduction battle (due to Sera' insistence) with Heiji to see who was the better detective.
* IconicOutfit: Conan's suit and bowtie. He did had a case of LimitedWardrobe earlier, but even now he has a larger variety of clothes, his suit and bowtie not only means him, but also the entire meaning of GreatDetective. In modern comedic manga, changing to Conan's suit ''means'' s/he's going into GreatDetective mode.
* IdenticalStranger: Not just a limitation of the [[OnlySixFaces art style]]. He and Kaito Kuroba are deliberately drawn and canonically described as looking similar to each other, and the resemblance is strong enough that they can be disguised as one another without too much effort. To wit, Kaito has performed as Shinichi four times in the films. Unfortunately not enough to trick Ran the third time.
* IdentityImpersonator: As Ran often comes close to discovering Conan's identity, he has found a couple of ways to have "Shinichi" on the phone when Conan is in the room. The masterstroke came one time when he was in his original body and Ai disguised herself as Conan.
* IdiotBall: The basic plot of the manga kicks off because this TeenGenius doesn't use his large brain to consider what might happen if he runs off to spy on a couple of shady mafia-type thugs without bringing backup or telling anyone where he's going. This does not work out well for him.
* IKnowMaddenKombat: With the help of Agasa's gadgets, Conan is ready to bludgeon most fleeing crooks into submission with a precision-aimed soccer ball kicked with enough force to crack window glass. Of course, the realities of this are sometimes played straight, such as the time when he tried this as the crooks were opening a steel door, causing the ball to rebound and knock Conan out first.
* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: In his official LoveConfession, Shinichi remarks on how it's hard to deduce Ran's feelings, but that's because he's in love with her.
* ImprobableHairstyle: Shinichi has a large, distinctive gravity defying cowlick of hair on the top of his head and a tuft sticking out by his neck.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: As Conan Edogawa, he uses a soccer ball as his main weapon against more violent criminals.
* ImprovisedWeapon: His only weapon of assault is his super shoes that only increased the power of things he kicked on. Sometimes, strange results would happen: he tried to kick a ''cabbage'', but it broke immediately. The other time he had to kick an entire ''hospital bunk''-- well, got the villain, but sprained his ankle in the process.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Shinichi/Conan will always say that any crime is wrong and no matter the reason, it's still unforgivable.
* InnerMonologue: Conan does this all the time. In some dubs, including the American dub, this inner monologue is even in Shinichi's voice!
* InsufferableGenius: He frequently calls people "idiot" if they state something he finds stupid. This isn't fair given that he's on a different intellectual level than most. It's also the main reason why he didn't have many friends growing up.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Not as bad as [[Characters/DetectiveConanOneSceneWonders Hiroki Sawada]], but as Shinichi he had some issues in regards to relating to people. More than once his classmates and teachers would remark on him being arrogant and hard to approach, with Ran as almost the only exception.
* {{Irony}}:
** When Shinichi was an actual child, he would always act as if he was an adult despite being a little kid. And now that he's reverted back to his child form, he must now pretend to have the mindset of a child despite being a young adult.
** A flashback to Shinichi at four-years-old, has him strongly state that he'll never wear glasses like his father. Fast-forward to the present timeline and Shinichi (now as Conan) wears glasses to conceal his true identity.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: The main reason why Shinichi refuses to tell Ran about his identity as Conan is because the Black Organization could target her.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Towards Ran, as he explains to Haibara.
-->''"If I told her how I feel, she'd miss me even more. After all, I'm the guy who keeps breaking her heart by making her wait an eternity... even though I'm always by her side. I don't wanna see her cry anymore. Even if it means I no longer have a place in her heart. Seems pretty childish of me, doesn't it?"''
* JerkassFacade: Sometimes puts up an icy, indifferent facade in order to protect the ones he loves.
* JerkassHasAPoint: He may be an InsufferableGenius with a penchant for BrutalHonesty, but Shinichi/Conan does make some good points when working on a case.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Shinichi is incredibly arrogant, horribly insensitive, and has a "high and mighty" attitude; he also has a strong sense of justice, loves his friend and family deeply (Ran especially), and values human life.
* JustAKid: As Conan the adults don't listen to him in cases, but it's justified since he is a kid. Shinichi initially got this treatment in his first detective case by Inspector Megure, after he solved the said case, no one questioned his skills.
* KidDetective: He is a 17-year old [[OlderThanTheyLook de-aged down to seven]]. Since everyone thinks he's seven, he has to find ways of cluing adults in disguised as being a nosy seven-year-old. Conan even provides the page image!
* LadyAndKnight: The Knight to Ran's Lady. While she is a fairly strong ActionGirl, there's an arc involving her as a princess in a SchoolPlay that exploits the "princess and knight" symbolism to the hilt with her and him (her mutual childhood love interest and TheHero), who is mostly stuck in a child's body (as the titular Conan) but [[spoiler: is temporarily back to his real physical age during said arc.]] Additionally, during ''Anime/LupinIIIVsDetectiveConan'', [[http://sandman4869.tumblr.com/post/104826108824/rans-daydream-from-lupin-the-3rd-vs-detective Ran daydreams of herself as a princess]] [[http://sandman4869.tumblr.com/post/104829226459/rans-daydream-from-lupin-the-3rd-vs-detective and Shinichi as her knight]].
* LikeParentLikeChild: Shinichi has traits from both of his parents.
** From his father, Shinichi gained his love (if incessant) of reading, idolization of Sherlock Holmes, and being an {{insufferable genius}}.
** From his mother, Shinichi got her flair for the dramatics and [[AttentionWhore love of being in the spotlight]].
* LimitedWardrobe: In the earlier part of the series, Conan nearly exclusively wore a blue suit, a white shirt, and a red bowtie. Later he was seen with a better variety of clothes.
* LineOfSightName: Shinichi came up the name ''Conan Edogawa'' by seeing books of mysteries by Arthur Conan Doyle and Edogawa Rampo.
* LivingADoubleLife: After being force fed a poison that was meant to kill him, Shinichi transformed back into a 7-year-old. In order to protect his loved one while investigating the Black Organization, Shinichi took on the alias "Conan Edogawa". He keeps in contact with Ran via a private phone line.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Just being away from him causes Ran great emotional turmoil.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop:
** Shinichi doesn't know that ironically, due to all his secret keeping from Ran, he's potentially locked himself out of learning about Ran's own encounter(s) with the Black Organization, because she has no reason to tell 'Conan' about them. Shinichi has no idea that Ran has encountered Vermouth and saved Haibara from her, even 500+ chapters after it occurred. The fact that Haibara herself is invested in keeping Ran out of anything to do with the Black Organization only adds to this, as she deliberately lied to Shinichi about who saved her that night. Ran not knowing Conan's identity also prevents them from confiding in each other or pooling together information they might have in other areas, and thus can extend the time it takes for important realizations to come to light.
** In general, Shinichi is often left partially in the dark about some things related to the Organization because Haibara tends to withhold information from him. In part, this is due to the fact she doesn't want him to be reckless with the information, but also because she has extremely strong paranoias about information being spread.
* LongDistanceRelationship: A variant with Ran. She thinks that he has run off to investigate some kind of case, but in truth he's Conan, aged down thanks to plot.
* LonelyRichKid: After his parents moved to the US. That said, this does ''not'' induce IJustWantToHaveFriends but rather enforced his {{otaku}} image.
* LovableJock: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. Shinichi ''used'' to play soccer in his middle school's team but stopped after entering high school to focus more on being a detective. And while he's nowhere near JerkJock, his attitude can be a real turn off. He's still a good guy.
* LoveAtFirstSight: The "Ran GIRL, Shinichi BOY" flashback revealed that Shinichi started to love Ran when he first saw her smile when they met in pre-school; he even lampshades it at the end.
-->'''Conan:''' ''(in his mind)'' Ran probably doesn’t know it but ever since our first meeting…Your smiling face stole my heart.
* LoveConfession:
** He ''tried'' to do this to Ran in the "Desperate Revival" arc, but chickened out at the last minute, and turned back into Conan.
** In the non-canon fourth movie, he confessed to an amnesiac Ran while running away from the culprit because she asked him why he would go so far to protect her. Initially he's shocked, but then smiles, grabs her hand to escape the criminal, and makes his confession. Unfortunately, when Ran gains back her memories, she believes that the reason Conan said that was to restore her memory, explaining that Eri had earlier stated Kogoro made the exact same confession to her.
--->'''Conan:''' ''(to Ran)'' Because I love you. I love you. More than anyone else in this world.
** He was ''finally'' able to do so in the (canon) "Holmes Revelation" arc, though it was more of an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove (see the trope above for more details).
* MeaningfulName:
** "Shinichi" is a pun on "one truth"; it's one of his {{catch phrase}}s and since he's a detective, he seeks to discover the ''one truth'' behind a crime.
** "Conan" is the first name of the creator of ''Sherlock Holmes'' [[note]]Conan Arthur Doyle[[/note]], which is befitting for someone who is a big fan of the fictional detective.
** "Conan" is Celtic for "wise" Befitting for a TeenGenius (former ChildProdigy) AmateurSleuth.
* {{Meitantei}}: Why, the Japanese title is ''Meitantei Conan''.
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: Averted. Despite now having the body of a child, he still has the mind of an adult. He even lampshades this in the anime.
* MindlinkMates: With Ran -- they appear to share a close empathic link due to their strong feelings for each other, making them almost impossibly aware of when the other is in extreme danger, and often able to sense the other's worried thoughts.
* MinorLivingAlone: He ''used'' to do this, living in the Kudo family's BigFancyHouse and taking care of it since his parents live in the USA. After he's shrunk, however, under the Conan Edogawa he goes live with his would-be girlfriend and her PrivateDefective father.
* MistakenForCheating: Despite not being in an official relationship, there are moments when Ran thinks (i.e., a client coming in saying she was Shinichi's girlfriend, which was an obvious lie) that Shinichi has committed an infidelity with another woman.
* MistakenForMurderer: During the "The Murderer is Shinichi Kudo" case, the criminal got plastic surgery to look like Shinichi in order to frame him for murder.
* MoralityPet: Along with Ran, [[spoiler:he is this to [[FemmeFatale Vermouth]] from the Black Organization. After Shinichi helped Ran save Vermouth's life in New York while she was disguised as a serial killer, she nicknames him "Cool guy". Later in the series, after Conan successfully interfered with Vermouth's plan of killing Haibara, then almost forced her to surrender and take him to find the boss, she gives him another nickname - "Silver bullet" - as she believes that he has the potential to destroy the Black Organization, because he could touch her heart. Generally, Vermouth tries to protect Shinichi when she is able to, even if it means foiling her objectives or even risking her own life. Vermouth has stated that Shinichi and Ran are the only two treasures she has in the world.]]
* MultiEthnicName: His alter-ego, "Conan Edogawa". First name is Celtic and last name is Japanese.
* MyGreatestFailure: The ''Moonlight Sonata'' case. [[spoiler:The only notable case where Conan FAILED to [[DrivenToSuicide stop the suicide]] of a SympatheticMurderer.]]
* MysteryMagnet: Poor kid can't go anywhere without a murder happening. Occasionally [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]--the police inspector, upon realizing that Detective Mouri just HAPPENED to be near when the crime occurred, has a tendency to raise his eyebrow and vocalize his incredulity. Sadly, he never seems to follow up on this.
* NervesOfSteel: Either as Conan or Shinichi, this guy has got guts.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: He always has previously unmentioned special skills in {{Non Serial Movie}}s, conveniently explained away by "my dad taught me at Hawai'i."
* NewTransferStudent: Subverted. He actually gets transferred back to Teitan Elementary... because the last time he attended was [[FountainOfYouth seven years prior to the series]]. Also subverted in the anime, when the scene where he was transferred was in the [[TheStinger stinger]].
* NiceShoes: Conan has his red super sneakers. They are not only TrickedOutShoes that stimulate his feet with electronic pulses, they are also quite stylish. Whenever the story involves Shinichi, there is also something to be said of his navy sneakers.
* {{Nosebleed}}: Conan gets some of these during AccidentalPervert situations, basically always because of Ran.
* NoSocialSkills: Despite his skilled deduction reasoning, Shinichi has a habit of lacking social tact, a put-off by many of his peers, and even teachers.
* NotNowKiddo: Nobody ever listens to kids. Early on, Conan has to use Professor Agasa's voice-changing necktie just to tell the police to look under a table. It has been averted slightly as time goes by in that most of the police inspectors eventually learn to pay attention to Conan's observations--and some even recognize the kid's innate intelligence rather than thinking he is just accidentally inspiring them.
* NotSoAboveItAll: He has picked up some of Kogoro's most annoying habits. Hilariously seen in the Masami Hirota case: when the stranger that Ran caught took off his sunglasses, ''they started laughing in exactly the same way and at the same time''. On the other hand, he once started a'hootin' and a'hollerin' when his favorite soccer team won a big game, prompting Haibara [[DeadpanSnarker to snark]] that "the Master Sleuth was just a jumpy little boy when it came to soccer."
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Conan repeatedly makes a very awkward use of this to disguise his investigations and artificial {{Eureka Moment}}s. This usually consists of Conan making a very adult speech or explanation, followed by everyone looking strangely at him, followed by Conan hastily saying in [[DeliberatelyCuteChild deliberately-cute mode]], "At least, [[TaughtByTelevision that's what I saw on TV!]]" In general, he gets away with it more because he ''looks'' like a child than his questionable acting skills.
* ObliviousToLove: A minor example and is zig-zagged to an extent; in a strange reversal of his usual eye for small details, Conan usually completely fails to notice the few occasions when Ai expresses her jealousy of his relationship with Ran. However, the exact feelings she has for Conan, outside of considering him a friend and confidant, is yet to be known, especially given her [[MasterOfTheMixedMessage mixed signals.]]
* OlderThanHeLooks: Main premise of the show, to an extreme case. ZigZagged because he's ''supposed'' to look his age but that darn pesky de-aging poison rewinding him physically back 10 years...
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness:
** Despite adopting his SaveTheVillain mentality, he angrily tells the culprit from the "Mountain Villa Bandaged Man Murder Case" that if he wants to kill himself, then just do it. The reason for the attitude change was due to how said culprit was targeting Ran throughout the case to keep her from revealing something.
** During "The 3 'K's of Osaka", Conan makes little to no effort in trying to deduce the possible ways that the three suspects could've committed the murder. This is mostly due to one of them, Ray Curtis (a soccer star), being his biggest idol. Not only is it lampshaded by Heiji, but also marks some CharacterDevelopment for Shinichi/Conan.
-->'''Heiji:''' You know, Kudo...You're acting strange. In the past, you've always gone after suspects until their alibi was proven beyond a doubt.
* {{Otaku}}: Em, some of classmates would rather call him ''suiri-otaku'' (mystery geek), especially Sonoko. Ran also tends to use it as an insult when's irritated with his supposed preoccupation with difficult cases causing his prolonged absence.
* PhotographicMemory: Shinichi/Conan can remember everything in crystal detail.
* PlayingCardMotifs: The second non-canon movie has Ran compare Shinichi to the ''Ace'' playing card because she always believes he can save the day.
* {{Pride}}: Shinichi has always been a prideful individual, always thinking he was right and having the utmost confidence in anything he did. Unfortunately, this trait is what caused the premise of the show (see IdiotBall) and is a main reason why he confronts criminals older and stronger than him even though he's in a child's body.
* PrimaryColorChampion: As Conan, his IconicOutfit consists of a blue jacket, red tie, and white undershirt.
* PrincelyYoungMan: Since Shinichi is the son of two very famous entertainers (a former prize actress and a famous mystery novel author) and lives in a BigFancyHouse on top of being an AmateurSleuth ''and'' a LonelyRichKid, he can be said to be an IceKing type at the start. Then he gets shrunk, as Conan he goes to live with his middle-class "not girlfriend" and her PrivateDefective father, and the story properly begins...
* PrivateDetective: Thanks to him being a MysteryMagnet, Shinichi solved any type case handed to him, mostly murder.
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: Conan has big round glasses for the aesthetic affect of ''looking less like himself''; he's been [[FountainOfYouth de-aged]] into a child and is living day-to-day with a {{Childhood Friend|s}} whom he does not want to recognize him, and Shinichi never wore glasses. He's ClarkKenting, but he doesn't have the luxury of changing back and forth at will. They also make him look cuter, which he exploits. He also gets some cool features built into them as time passes, chiefly that they contain the monitor system for his little electronic trackers.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Tend to give these to the murderers who ''really'' piss him off.
* RedBaron:
** As Shinichi, he is commonly referred to as "The Detective of the East", "the Heisei Holmes", and/or "The Savior of the Police Force" because of how his amazing deduction prowess help solve seemingly close-and-shut and/or impossible cases.
** As Conan, he earned the nickname "KID Killer" because he is the only one to be a match for the PhantomThief Kaitou Kid.
* RedIsHeroic: His signature red bowtie as Conan and he's the hero.
* RedOniBlueOni: The calm, somewhat more standoffish Blue Oni to Heiji's rash, HotBlooded Red Oni.
* RelationshipUpgrade: As of file 1006, [[spoiler:he and Ran are officially a couple.]]
* TheReliableOne: As Ran describes, "he's someone you can rely on in a pinch".
* RescueRomance: With Ran -- they've mutually helped and rescued each other (even if Shinichi is in his Conan form almost all the time) several times - often a ''great'' risk to themselves. Lampshaded once when Ran's drugged and almost forcibly drowned at some point, then Conan rushes in to help her; thanks to the drug and lack of oxygen she sees Conan as Shinichi, and before passing out she smiles and says "Don't worry, I'm okay... Shinichi came to save me..."
* SaveTheVillain: Adopted this mindset after the "Moonlight Sonata Murder" case, as he states to Heiji:
-->'''Conan:''' A detective who corners a culprit with their reasoning...and drives them to suicide in front of himself is no different than a murderer.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Conan's glasses often go shiny when he's thinking hard, plotting, or experiencing a flash of inspiration. Or when he's busy [[CreepyChild scaring the pants off of bad guys]].
* SecretIdentity: He ''FAILS'' to keep it well while still succeeding in keeping it. Specifically, as advised by Dr Agasa, Conan Edogawa must hide the fact that Kudo Shinichi survived poisoning by the Organization in order to protect the safety of friends, family, and loved ones.
** Except, all things considered, he seems to be doing a pretty lousy job of it, as Conan is unable to keep himself from appearing too clever for his own good. Not only does he (as Shinichi) regularly telephone Ran, but he also telephones Inspector Megure (as Shinichi) from time to time to drop clues (but makes sure the police officers know not to tell anybody about his involvement). It seems to be a fairly open secret as of episode 250 that Kudo is in frequent contact with the Mouri Detective Agency. [[spoiler: During the "Desperate Revival" arc, while under the influence of a temporary apotoxin antidote, he even appeared as his teenaged self before ''an entire auditorium full of high school students''. But it was all right, because afterward they all promised not to tell anybody. (Yeah right.)]]
** Certainly, other clever people take notice. When even ''Ran'' is able to figure out that Conan is Shinichi (several times over the course of the series), that can be a problem. (And it doesn't help matters that Heiji is prone to calling Conan "Kudo" even when in the presence of others.) In "Trembling Metropolitan Police Headquarters: 12 Million Hostages" ([[spoiler:when Takagi and Conan are trapped in an elevator with a bomb and believe they're going to die]]) even ''[[ButtMonkey Takagi]]'' asks Conan "who [he] ''really'' [is]". If you cannot even keep your secret from Takagi, ''you FAIL at protecting your secret identity''.
** Moreover, every time a case with Kid comes up, Conan is treated by the media as Kid's nemesis, effectively making him a celebrity. This would likely be detrimental to keeping a secret identity given that he looks exactly like a young Shinichi Kudo and the Organization is already suspicious of everything surrounding Kogoro--but luckily for him, any of his accomplishments and fame are [[SnapBack completely forgotten in any chapter not starring Kid, only to come back next time the thief shows up]].
** The fact that Conan's identity remains secret from the Black Organization is probably attributable more to luck (and scripted immunity) than skill. The members of the Black Organization who have uncovered the truth about Conan's and/or Ai's shrinkage either had their own reasons for not divulging it to the rest of the group [[spoiler:(Vermouth, Kir, Irish in ''The Raven Chaser'']] or were killed before they could do so [[spoiler:(Pisco)]]. The one other member of the group who might be intelligent enough to figure it out, Gin, is handicapped in that he makes a point of not remembering the people he's killed; he probably forgot who Kudo Shinichi was five minutes after feeding him the poison. Also, Conan has somehow managed not to directly catch his eye.
** Recently even Shinichi's ''mother'', while otherwise helpful to her son in keeping his identity secure, has been caught accidentally slipping and calling him 'Shin-Conan-kun' in front of various people who don't know - and it has not slipped everyone's notice. Including that of FBI agent Jodie Starling.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Heiji's Manly Man. ZigZagged somewhat: Shinichi isn't a very sensitive person as far as his own emotions go, but knows when to keep his head cool and in a romantic sense, figured out his feelings for Ran first; a rarity in Shonen protagonists. He also is fairly good at deducing what other people are feeling when he makes an effort to observe them. Heiji on the other hand is more emotionally driven due to his HotBlooded nature, but he's also noticeably more thick when it comes to appreciating someone's feelings.
* SherlockHomage: {{Lampshaded|Trope}}. Many of his interests come from Holmes.
* SherlockScan: Like his idol, Shinichi is able to deduce a person's career, hobbies, last meal, etc. by simply glancing at them. He proves this to Ran in the first chapter/episode to a random woman. This skill comes in handy in the next chapter/episode when he is shrunken to a child and goes to Agasa for help, but the scientist, understandably, doesn't believe the kid is actually Shinichi Kudo. It's only ''after'' the shrunken detective deduces what Agasa was doing prior to meeting one another, by glancing at the state of the professor's clothing allows Agasa to be believe him.
* ShipperOnDeck: While [[DeadpanSnarker he tends to be snarky]] about LoveTropes themselves, if he truly believes that a hook-up will make the persons involved happy, he will do what he can for them.
** It's rather blatant when he helps Takagi to meet Satou right on time [[spoiler: before she agrees to marry Shiratori]].
** He gives a knowing, sly smirk to Agasa (along with the rest of the Detective Boys) after the latter's meeting with his FirstLove, Fusae Campbell-Kinoshita.
** He tells [[spoiler: Shiratori]] that he will help him catch a certain culprit so [[spoiler: he can recover Kobayashi-sensei's affections.]]
** Despite his teasing, Conan/Shinichi genuinely thinks Kazuha and Heiji would make a great couple.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Look at his height compared to the other Detective Boys.
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses: Conan is the shortest member of the regular cast, ''shorter'' than [[TokenMiniMoe Ayumi]]. And while its inconsistent, when there are flashbacks to when he actually was a child, Shinichi is shown to at times be slightly shorter than Ran. Subverted with Shinichi as a teenager; he is of normal height for his age.
* SignificantBirthDate: Shinichi's birthday is 4th of May, the day when Literature/SherlockHolmes and Dr. Moriarty supposedly fell of the Reichenbach falls.
* SignificantDoubleCasting: He shares the same Japanese voice actor as Kaito Kuroba/Kaitou Kid.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Shinichi has been in love with Ran since they were kids and he shows absolutely no romantic or sexual attraction to anyone else.
* SkewedPriorities: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. Shinichi is fully aware that the Black Organization discovering he's alive will cause his loved ones to be a target and goes to great lengths to conceal his identity. However, he has also risked said identity by not having some basic common sense (see DitzyGenius section above) and trying to persuade Haibara to give him the temporary antidote so he can confess his love to Ran.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: As Conan; he hasn't lost his amazing deductive prowess. However, as Shinichi, he is already very smart even if he doesn't wear glasses.
* SpecsOfAwesome: As Conan Edogawa, the awesomeness is furthered strengthened by the abilities that his glasses possess.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Ran. While their feelings [[BelligerentSexualTension have been kinda wavering]] for quite the while, as time passes they have grown stronger - but Shinichi is trapped in the body of a little boy (the titular Conan) and cannot openly tell Ran who he is, lest she and his friends will be targeted by the same evil organization that shrunk him. In the meantime poor Ran waits for Shinichi's return...
* TheStoic: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. Shinichi wasn't an ''entirely'' stoic person, but until he became "Conan", he never pulled pranks or laughed as much before the fateful event.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: The serious, deadpan Straight Man to Heiji's light-hearted, jokester Wise Guy.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: A younger, mustache-less version of his father.
* StrongGirlSmartGuy: With Ran. While Shinichi is a TeenGenius detective who can solve supposed impossible crimes, she's a karate champion whose strength borders on CharlesAtlasSuperpower.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Especially as Shinichi, but either way he's reserved and can come across as cold due to his InsufferableGenius and DeadpanSnarker nature. But, he's also brave and willing to do anything for anyone in danger, especially when Ran is involved.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Shinichi is practically fluent in English, as he once conversed with and translated for an American diplomat, and later solved a case in London without evidence of any language barrier. Of course, this ''has'' led to numerous cases of [[JapaneseRanguage Engrish]] that can be downright narmy to Western viewers.
* SurroundedByIdiots: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leFDG7f363U Oi]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNXeKR6BjoM oi]]. Lowered eyebrows optional.
* TagalongKid: Zig-zagged. Technically, he's a young adult trapped in a child's body, but is seen as this by the older adults. But whenever he's on the case, he's the one leading them to finding out clues to the potential culprit... all before solving the case at the end.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: When Shinichi he's tall (5'8.5"), a ChickMagnet (although, young girls like Ayumi still find him cute as "Conan"), and he has jet-black hair.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: As Shinichi, besides being TallDarkAndHandsome, he was also known for witty and dry remarks. His sarcasm is still there as "Conan".
* TeenGenius: Limited similarity to Literature/SherlockHolmes' field of knowledge; he certainly knew all that knowledge for all his cases, but he was not shown to be ''that'' good academically.
* ThanksForTheMammary: As much as he is AccidentalPervert as Conan, he accidentally did this to Kazuha, of all people. [[http://mangafox.me/manga/detective_conan/v19/c185/13.html See for yourself.]]
* ThouShaltNotKill: He found Narumi Asai's suicide in the ''Moonlight Sonata'' case to be [[MyGreatestFailure his greatest failure]]. This causes him to change his methods so that he can prevent future culprits from killing themselves. He also passes this creed on to Hattori.
* TooCleverByHalf: A recurring flaw with him. He's ''extremely'' smart and is aware of it, but as Ran (correctly) pointed out, he would get himself into trouble from getting involved in too many dangerous cases. And while some of his plans to catch the Black Organization have panned out some progress to varying degrees, he's also endangered his life and the lives of his loved ones by thinking he can outsmart a group of highly trained, intelligent (possibly moreso than Shinichi) assassins who lack basic morals. He has [[CharacterDevelopment learned]] to be more cautious to some degree, but is still somewhat reckless.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood:
** Grew a liking to lemon pie in middle school because his middle school senpai, Asami Uchida, would always give him a piece of the dessert cake to see if she was getting better at making them.
** He seems to really like curry.
* TrickedOutShoes: Which that deliver an electric current through his legs. This greatly enhances his kicking ability.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. When he was an actual child, Shinichi apparently watched movies/shows that had ''morgues'' in them.
* TwiceShy: With Ran. Even after he became aware of her feelings for him as Conan, when he returns to his original body, he gets too scared to properly confess...until the London arc. And after the said arc, Ran has yet to give him an answer.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: {{Invoked|Trope}}. When Ran once again suspects that Conan and Shinichi are the same person because of how much they look alike, Yukiko "explains" that it's because "Conan" is a distant relative of hers, specifically "the nephew of the grandfather of the cousin of the daughter of the brother of her uncle".
* UndyingLoyalty: To every single one of his loved ones. As Ran states, "he's someone you can rely on in a pinch."
* UptownGuy: He is the son of a world famous novelist and equally world famous actress, and lived (or used to live) in a BigFancyHouse. Ran, the girl he loves, lives in a smaller home with her (former) struggling detective father who is estranged from his lawyer wife (Ran's mother).
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: {{Gender Inverted|Trope}}. He'll get pissed if someone takes a romantic interest in Ran...but if you look at her the wrong way...be careful.
* VoiceChangeling: An example of someone using a device, instead of having the skill. After being into a child and because he wants to avoid attention and help solve cases Shinichi uses Agasa's Voice-Changing Bowtie; by turning the dial on the back Conan is able to imitate all kinds of voices that he hears.
* VocalDissonance: While acting as Conan, he uses a high-pitched sing-song voice as you'd expect from a child. When speaking as Shinichi or when in deep thought, his voice drops a few octaves to be much coarser and closer to his teenage voice.
* WackyParentSeriousChild: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. His parents are more light-hearted than he is, and Shinichi/Conan doesn't hide the fact that he sometimes finds them to be annoying or exasperating. However, they ''do'' know when to get serious.
* WeakButSkilled: As Shinichi, while he's got a fairly powerful kick due to his love of soccer, he's consistently portrayed as being physically weaker than his female best friend and lifelong crush Ran. As Conan, he doesn't have a lot of upper OR lower body strength because he's the size of a 6 year old child, but he hasn't lost his great intellect. Now, he just has to rely on a number of ways to solve the case since no one will listen to a kid: Outsmart the culprit(s), some of the gadgets Agasa made for him that can take out said culprit(s) and/or help solve the case, or use a nearby adult to solve a case by giving hints. The very last one is his most frequent tactic.
* WiseBeyondHisYears: Frequently commented on how smart he is as Conan.
* WouldHitAGirl: He's not hesitant about kicking his power-enhanced soccer balls to a woman's face. Of course, most of the time, these women are trying to either kill him or someone else.
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[[folder:Ran Mouri]]
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->''Voiced By Creator/WakanaYamazaki (JP)/ Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard (EN)'', Erika Araujo-Robledo and Angelines Santana (first Latin American Spanish dub), Mayra Arellano (movies 1, 2 and 18 onwards plus first Anime/LupintheThird crossover and ''Manga/MagicKaito 1412'', Latin American Spanish dub) Jessica Toledo (third Latin American Spanish dub), Berta Cortés (first European Spanish dub), Diana de Guzmán (second European Spanish dub, first part), Creator/CarolinaTak (second European Spanish dub, second part and movies), Creator/NuriaTrifol (third European Spanish dub), Tomoka Kurokawa (2006 Live-Action Drama Actress), Shiori Kutsuna (2011 Live-Action Drama Actress)

Shinichi's childhood friend and love-interest. When Shinichi shrinks and takes on the name Edogawa Conan, she takes on the big sister role and looks out for Conan like if he was any other little kid. Ran also wishes for her parents to get back together and tries but fails time and time again at forcing a set-up between the two.

She also happens to be well-trained in karate at the expense of anyone trying to take advantage of her.

[[ThemeNaming Mandatory name note]]: The entire name came from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Leblanc Maurice Leblanc]], creator of Literature/ArseneLupin, through the Japanese reading ''Moori''tsu Rubu''ran''.

DubNameChange: Rachel Moore.
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* PunnyName: Ran is nicknamed "Ranmaru" by her rival and good friend, [[Characters/DetectiveConanOtherRecurringCharacters Hina Wada]] based on the famous samurai--"Mori Ranmaru;" a famous samurai affiliated with UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga.

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* PunnyName: Ran is nicknamed "Ranmaru" by her rival and good friend, [[Characters/DetectiveConanOtherRecurringCharacters Hina Wada]] based on the famous samurai--"Mori Ranmaru;" a "Mori Ranmaru"--a famous samurai affiliated with UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga.
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* PunnyName: Ran is nicknamed "Ranmaru" by her rival and good friend, [[Characters/DetectiveConanOtherRecurringCharacters Hina Wada]] based on the famous samurai--"Mori Ranmaru;" a famous samurai affiliated with UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga.
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* FlowerMotifs: In ''"The Nocturne of Red Murderous Intent Part 2"'', Conan brings Ran a bouquet of blossoms, specifically peach blossoms; peach blossoms represent happiness of love. It's also related with longevity, when reading the kanji for “hundred” 百 (momo) the same way as the one for “Peach tree” 桃 (momo). It could also mean everlasting love, and since it's a spring flower, it's also associated with weddings.
* {{Foil}}: She and Kazuha are foils to each other -- Ran lives with her father (both her parents are separated), is generally more affectionate, and is classified as a Type B {{Tsundere}}. Shinichi is not with her currently, but he's really Conan Edogawa, and because of that her romantic feelings were noticed. She is a karate expert, and implores [[KickChick a lot of kicks when fighting]]; Kazuha lives with both parents (her mother has yet to make an appearance), a little affectionate, but is capable of a lot, and is classified as a Type A {{Tsundere}}. Heiji is physically with her, but their feelings for each other have yet to be spoken. Kazuha is an Aikido expert and uses her hands more when fighting.

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* FlowerMotifs: In ''"The Nocturne of Red Murderous Intent Part 2"'', Conan brings Ran a bouquet of blossoms, specifically peach blossoms; peach blossoms represent happiness of love. It's also related with longevity, when reading the kanji for “hundred” 百 (momo) the same way as the one for “Peach tree” "Peach tree" 桃 (momo). It could also mean everlasting love, and since it's a spring flower, it's also associated with weddings.
* {{Foil}}: She and Kazuha are foils to each other -- Ran lives with her father (both her parents are separated), is generally more affectionate, and is classified as a Type B {{Tsundere}}. Shinichi is not with her currently, but he's really Conan Edogawa, and because of that her romantic feelings were noticed. She is a karate expert, and implores [[KickChick a lot of kicks when fighting]]; Kazuha lives with both parents (her mother has yet to make an appearance), a little affectionate, but is capable of a lot, and is classified as a Type A {{Tsundere}}. Heiji is physically with her, but their feelings for each other have yet to be spoken. Kazuha is an Aikido expert and uses her hands more when fighting.
weddings.
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* IdenticalStranger: Not just a limitation of the [[OnlySixFaces art style]]. He and Kaito Kuroba are deliberately drawn and canonically described as looking similar to each other, and the resemblance is strong enough that they can be disguised as one another without too much effort. To wit, Kaito has performed as Shinichi four times in the films. Unfortunately not enough to trick Ran the third time.


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* SignificantDoubleCasting: He shares the same Japanese voice actor as Kaito Kuroba/Kaitou Kid.
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* GoodCannotComprehendEvil: Shinichi cannot fathom why anyone would resort to murder.
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