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[[folder:Conan Edogawa/Shinichi Kudo]]
!!'''Conan Edogawa/Shinichi ([[DubNameChange Jimmy]]) Kudo'''
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->''Voiced by:''
--> ''As Shinichi/Jimmy: Creator/KappeiYamaguchi (JP)/ Creator/JerryJewell (EN)''
-->''As Conan: MinamiTakayama (JP)/ Alison Retzloff (EN)''

Dubbed the "Heisei Holmes" ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heisei_period Heisei]] being the current "era" of Japanese history), sixteen-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'.

* 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 actually was this in the first episode already. He 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.
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Appears to be one as Conan.
* {{Adorkable}}: 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.
* 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]].
* 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
* AmazonChaser: He admitted to Asami Uchida, that one of the many reasons he loves Ran is because she's "strong and stubborn".
* 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. Also, he seems to be quite blunt and unaware of social tact.
* BerserkButton: Do not ''ever'' harm anyone he cares for. But '''''especially''''' his beloved Ran. He can be quite jealous when someone merely shows possible romantic/sexual interest in Ran, but if you ever look at her '''wrong'''...
** Also, 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.
* 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.
* BowtiesAreCool: Regularly wore them even before he gets the one with his iconic built-in voice modulator during the third episode.
* 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!")
* CharacterNameAlias
* ChickMagnet: Where do we begin? [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Ran]] [[LoveInterest will always be Shinichi's true love]]. Other ladies who have fallen for the detective are as followed: his numerous [[{{Fangirl}} fangirls]] after he became a famous teen detective, [[TokenMiniMoe Ayumi Yoshida when he is Conan]], [[AllLoveIsUnrequited former classmate, Asami Uchida]], and possibly [[SugarAndIcePersonality Ai Haibara/Shiho Miyano]].
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Ran.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Ran and Sonoko. [[ChildhoodFriendRomance We all know what his status with the former is]].
* 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, 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.
* 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.
* 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]].
* DeadpanSnarker: He mainly snarks the Detective Boys, Kogoro, Ran etc.
** He snarks ''everyone'', actually, if they ever act or give some comments which he considers stupid.
* 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.
* DisguisedInDrag: He once switched clothes with Ayumi to find some kidnappers.
* FatalFlaw: Shinichi's main flaws are that when things get really dangerous, [[IWorkAlone Shinichi/Conan tends to rely on 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 lonelinesss and danger."
* FirstPersonSmartass: In both forms he often snarks others in his head, Ran included. This is unfair to them because they aren't on the same intellectual level as him.
* GadgetWatches: His include a stun gun and a torch.
* GenreSavvy: Has read all the great detective stories and knows their tropes by heart.
* 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.
* GoodIsNotNice: He's TheHero, but [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold it takes a long time before you warm up to him]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Becomes this with Heiji Hattori.
* 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.
* HyperAwareness
* 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.
* ImprovisedWeapon User: 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.
* InnerMonologue: Conan does this all the time. In some dubs, including the American dub, this inner monologue is even in Shinichi's voice!
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Not as bad as [[Characters/DetectiveConanOneSceneWonders Hiroki Sawada]], but as Shinichi he had some issues in regards to relationg 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.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Shinichi can be arrogant, blunt, insensitive towards the feelings of others, and can have "high and mighty" attitude; he also has a strong sense of judgement, loves his friend and family deeply (Ran especially), and values human life.
* 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.
* LonelyRichKid: After his parents moved to the US. That said, this does ''not'' induce IJustWantToHaveFriends but rather enforced his {{otaku}} image.
* {{Meitantei}}: Why, the Japanese title is ''Meitantei Conan''.
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: Averted.
* 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." Attained MemeticMutation status, at least in Taiwan. Lampshaded in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2237498/1/bHawaii_b_Is_No_Excuse_Conan this fanfic]].
* {{Nosebleed}}: Conan gets some of these during AccidentalPervert situations.
* 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''.
** OTOH, 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; 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.
* OlderThanHeLooks: Main premise of the show.
* {{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.
* ParentalAbandonment: His parents moved to the United States two years before the stories; mainly in Los Angeles but also seen in Hawaii and New York. He still keeps contact with them and they've helped him out more than once, though.
* RedBaron Known as either "The Detective of the East" or the "Heisei Holmes".
* RedIsHeroic: His signature red bowtie and he's the hero.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue Oni to Heiji's Red Oni.
* 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.)
* SherlockHomage: Lampshaded.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Look at his height compared to the other Detective Boys.
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses: Conan was the second shortest member of the regular cast, ''shorter'' than [[TokenMiniMoe Ayumi]]. Subverted as Shinichi; 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.
* SingleTargetSexuality: He sees no other girl in a romantic/sexual sense, except for one: Ran Mouri.
* SpecsOfAwesome: As Conan Edogawa, the awesomeness is furthered strengthened by the abilities that his glasses possess.
* SurroundedByIdiots: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leFDG7f363U Oi]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNXeKR6BjoM oi]]. Lowered eyebrows optional.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: When Shinichi he's been noted to be quite handsome.
** TallDarkAndSnarky: As well as his sarcasm.
* 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. (Of course, he's not [[TheKindaichiCaseFiles Kindaichi]] bad.)
* 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.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Grew a liking to lemon pie in middle school.
* TrickedOutShoes: Which that deliver an electric current through his legs. This greatly enhances his kicking ability.
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[[folder:Ran Mouri]]
!!'''Ran Mouri/ [[DubNameChange Rachel Moore]]'''
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->''Voiced By Creator/WakanaYamazaki (JP)/ Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard (EN)''

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''.

* ActionGirl: She's got a good record for getting herself out of scrapes with criminals, being a national karate champion.
* [[AllLovingHero All Loving Heroine]]: Ran is a '''genuinely''' NiceGirl, who has enough compassion for murderers (well, some), and will never hesitate to save someone's life. Criminal or not.
* AlmostKiss: In canon; she does score a kiss in the non-Canonical Movies.
* BadassInDistress: More in {{The Movie}}s. In ''Captured in Her Eyes'', [[spoiler: after spending almost the while movie as a quiet [[TheOphelia Ophelia]] afflicted TraumaInducedAmnesia, as soon as she recovered her memories she beat the ''shit'' out of the BigBad, who caused it by shooting Sato almost to death in front of her.]]
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Ran in some of the OP and ED animations-shown nude either in full body (without anything showing), or implied by showing a close-up with bare shoulders. Presumably intended to imply Ran's [[{{Woobie}} vulnerability]] from being kept apart from Shinichi for so long.
* BerserkButton: Don't threaten ''anyone'' she loves, period.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Ran is one of the kindest, bravest, and selfless characters in the WHOLE franchise. You ''don't'' want to make her use her karate skills on you.
* BigSisterInstinct[=/=]MamaBear: Don't try to kill Conan with her in the vicinity.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Through nothing but karate lessons she takes occasionally while otherwise leading a normal girl's life, Ran Mouri can take out a small army of hired thugs and knock out armed criminals. [[DodgeTheBullet Even do the bullet thing,]] at least in one of the movies. [[MST3Kmantra Don't think about it too hard.]]
** It could also be a slight case of ItRunsInTheFamily. At least home schooling has been mentioned, and both Kogoro and Eri know their Judo pretty well.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Shinichi.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Shinichi and Sonoko. [[ChildhoodFriendRomance We all know what her status with the former is]].
* ChildrenRaiseYou: For Kogoro, her ManChild father.
* [[ChronicHeroSyndrome Chronic Heroine Syndrome]]: Ties in nicely with her NiceGirl personality and [[AllLovingHero All Loving Heroine]] philosophy.
* CoolBigSis[=/=]FriendToAllChildren: She's a nice person in general, but especially the Detective Boys all like her very much. Ai is a little more skittish at first, but that's because [[spoiler: Ran reminded her at first of the recently murdered Akemi]]; she later warms up to her too.
* CuteBruiser: Plays karate on the national level. Dere-dominant {{Tsundere}}. For proof: there's an episode where [[spoiler:Ran (Assisted by Makoto, Sonoko's GeniusBruiser boyfriend) [[LadyOfWar took out 50-60 gang members, many armed with katanas]].]] It took 12 minutes, and not a hair was out of place.
* {{Deuteragonist}}
* DudeMagnet: Like her "detective boyfriend", Ran has received a '''very''' high amount of attraction from the opposite sex men and so far one girl being attracted to her.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: If we take [[BiTheWay Sera]]'s "she's just my type" seriously.
* GirlyBruiser: Karate champ, strong willed and, as seen in the page image, wear dresses.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Yeah, Ran's [[NiceGirl one of the kindest and compassionate people that you'll know in anime]] and [[AllLovingHero she won't hesitate to help anyone, friend or foe]]. That doesn't mean she can't [[ActionGirl dish out a deserved physical punishment]].
* HelloNurse: Men often pick her up instead of Sonoko. To the chagrin of the latter.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Has been friends with Sonoko since childhood; later develops one with Kazuha.
* HotBlooded: Thanks to her {{Tsundere}} tendencies or when [[BerserkButton her loved ones are threaten]].
* IdenticalStranger: In the DC vs. Lupin III special, with [[spoiler: Crown Princess Mira, a troubled young girl who's caught in a conspiracy after the death of her mother, Queen Sakura, and her heir Prince Gill.]]
* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: Know Shinchi very well, as the last time Kaito disguised himself as him she knew he is fake. [[spoiler: He tried to grab her butt.]]
* KickChick: Most of her karate techniques she uses are kicks.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: When not in [[{{Tsundere}} tsun-tsun]] or ActionGirl mode, kind and gentle Ran is an example of Light Femininity.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: {{Implied}} to be this to Shinichi/Conan. The best evidence comes from the third non-canon movie, [[spoiler:Conan basically gave up all hope of getting out of the virtual game, when Ran [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed her life]] to save him from Jack the Ripper.]]
** And in both canon and non-canon material, Shinichi has often referred to Ran as his "most precious person in the world".
* LovesMyAlterEgo: {{Inverted}}. She loves Shinichi (the original person), but she does care for Conan (new identity).
* NiceGirl: ''Seriously!'' Even when (initially) Kazuha was somehat snippy towards her because of a rather childish reason (Ran wore the same type of shirt like Heiji twice), all Ran did was switch shirts. No sarcasm or chewing out.
** A few of her classmates are still surprised of how she can still be friends with [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold a guy like Shinichi]].
** This trait is constantly [[{{Lampshaded}} lampshaded]] by many characters.
* NoSenseOfDirection
* PassionateSportsGirl: The source of her {{Action Girl}}ness. And she takes her karate ''very'' seriously.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair reaches down her waist line.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue Oni to Kazuha's Red Oni.
* ShipperOnDeck: She wishes for her parents to get back together.
** Ran also supports Heiji and Kazuha becoming a couple.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Even though it took her slightly longer than Shinichi, Ran only has eyes for him.
* TenderTears: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by [[spoiler: Shuuichi Akai]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Akai''']]: You are crying again... You are always crying.
* {{Tsundere}}: She's default Type B or deredere (gentler). Just don't piss her off.
* UndyingLoyalty: She'll ''never'' turn her back on her loved ones.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Ghosts]]: She has a fear of ghosts. Not because they're supernatural per se, though, but because they're intangible--meaning her martial arts will have absolutely no effect.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Sports the look from time to time. It's quite noticeable [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Yl9LOFRWGQ in the first OP]], where she sports a Type A... if she added TwinTails, her Type B {{Tsundere}} traits would give her a Grade S.
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[[folder:Kogoro Mouri]]

!!'''Kogoro Mouri/ [[DubNameChange Richard Moore]]'''
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->''Voiced by Creator/AkiraKamiya / Creator/RikiyaKoyama (JP)/ R. Bruce Elliot (EN)''

Ran's father and estranged husband to Eri Kisaki.

He runs a private detective agency, but is mostly out of the job due to his constant drinking, gambling, womanizing and being described as a joke regarding the cases he actually takes. That all changes after Shinichi shrinks and needs a scrapegoat to solve the cases for him; bringing to life the ''Sleeping Kogoro'', which Kogoro later becomes famous for and allows him to take more noteworthy cases. Though, he's still heavy on the drinking, gambling and womanizing.

He also happens to be a big fan of the idol singer, Yoko Okino.

[[ThemeNaming Mandatory naming note]]: "Kogoro" came from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kogoro_Akechi Kogoro Akechi]], the GreatDetective in Rampo Edogawa's novels.

* ActionDad: A master in Judo.
* AdultsAreUseless: Well, considering that Shinichi/Conan and other teen detectives are in general more competent and active than ''everyone''...
* AlcoholicParent
* [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents Amazingly Embarrassing Parent]]: To Ran. He's a clumsy, womanizing father who's main vices include alcohol and gambling.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Has many such moments with his estranged wife, Eri. Pretty much whenever they meet, they spend the entire time nagging each other, but these episodes usually end with a clear indicator that they still care for each other.
* BadassMoustache
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Eri.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Yeah, he's a [[ChivalrousPervert shameless flirt]], [[BumblingDad embarrassing father]], and too many flaws to count, he's a master of judo and doesn't take threats against his loved ones well.
* BrilliantButLazy[=/=]GeniusDitz: To a certain degree. He's actually quite capable as a detective, but he usually just wants the case to be over and done with, so he assumes his first theory is right and refuses to believe otherwise until proven wrong. His main problem is that he usually does not bother to closely examine all the evidence, so he never finds those crucial details pointing to the culprit. Even when Conan hands him these details, he's too lazy to think things through completely or examine every possible solution before making an accusation.
* BumblingDad: To Ran and Conan. Basically a loser, but his care towards his daughter Ran is utterly remarkable.
* ButtMonkey: If something funny, humiliating or painful is going to happen, the first-rate candidate is Kogoro.
* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: Kogoro will flirt with every cute girl and beauty except Eri, or anyone who looks like her, much to Sonoko's wonder. He also sometimes becomes cooler and more perceptive when he meets someone that reminds him of her.
* CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem: With his estranged wife, Eri. At one point, Kogoro even outright states that he cannot bear being seperated from Eri and asks her to come back, but she pretends she didn't hear him because she's not ready yet.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Eri.
* CluelessDetective: He's a tad too tunnel-visioned, so he usually jumps to the most obvious deduction, frequently the one the culprit wanted the investigators to believe. Because he's got a severe case of tunnel vision, he never bothers to look for further evidence or question his conclusions after that, which is why he almost never finds the correct solution.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: VERY sparingly, something (Usually a personal matter) might cause Kogoro to actually focus all his attention on a case, revealing him to actually be a very capable detective on his own. Granted, since this happens like ''thrice'' or so in ''fifty volumes'', it's very easy to forget.
** However, when it comes to apprehending known criminals, or if someone presses his BerserkButton... (See OverprotectiveDad)
* DefectiveDetective: He's horribly bad with money, is often seen drinking or gambling and can't fix his relationships with his estranged wife. Before Conan helped him gain some success as a detective, he was completely down on his luck, but even now he clearly has issues. Alternately PlayedForLaughs or [[PlayedForDrama Drama]].
* FamedInStory: By the end of the first season, he has gotten a reputation as a {{meitantei}} (on the strength of Conan's behind-the-scenes work) and is often recognized by face or name by those around him. Frequently, when Kogoro's name and/or vocation enters conversation, it will provoke reactions of shock in the (not-yet-known-to-be-a) murderer (and/or others with something to hide). Although Kogoro almost never notices, Conan usually does--and this is often his first clue that something is amiss.
* {{Fanboy}}: Of IdolSinger Yoko Okino.
** PromotedFanboy: Upon solving a case for her and becoming increasingly famous as a detective, he frequently received merchandise and invitations to various events from Yoko. He even got to make a guest appeareance in her cooking show and would have starred in another show hosted by her if it hadn't [[ExecutiveMeddling got the axe]].
* InSeriesNickName: "Sleeping Kogoro." This of course refers to the effect of Conan's sedation dart, but is also a ShoutOut to Katsura Kogoro (aka [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kido_Takayoshi Kido Takayoshi]]), who was also known as the "Fleeing Kogoro."
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Womanizer? Check. Alcoholic? Check. Giant ego? Double check. Loves his daughter and wife (even if he's estranged with the latter)? Check. Cares for Conan just as much as he would if he were his son? Check. Has a strong sense of justice? You bet he does.
* LovableSexManiac: Kogoro's lecherous nature often leaves him open to easy manipulation by Ran or Conan (and occasionally clients, murderers, or murder victims), and also usually torpedoes every one of Ran's attempts to get him and Eri to reconcile. He never actually seems to take it any farther than ogling or, at most, platonic dating with the objects of his temporary affection. (He also maintains a persistent crush on idol Okino Yoko.) \\
Given that Kogoro's lechery seems more talk than action, and he was presumably monogamous with Eri until they parted after [[spoiler:Kogoro had to shoot Eri in the leg to save her life when she was caught in a HostageSituation]] in a flashback in ''The Fourteeth Target'', this may just be his way of distancing himself from Eri to keep either one of them from being hurt again.
* ManChild: Sometimes, his daughter Ran acts more like his wife or mom.
* MrViceGuy: He has a ''lot'' of vices and frequently indulges them, but he's still fundamentally a decent guy.
** Oddly enough, Kogoro's original voice actor had plenty of experience playing a LovableSexManiac, as he was also the voice actor for ''CityHunter'' Ryo Saeba. (In another character's thought balloon in one of the [=OAVs=], Kogoro even used Saeba's CatchPhrase "mokkori".)
* OverprotectiveDad: Don't you ''ever'' dare to look at his beautiful daughter Ran in any way he doesn't like.
* PapaWolf: Do ''not'' threaten Ran or Conan when he's around, as this is one of the FEW ways to make him act 100% competent. Don't say we didn't warn you, thieves.
* PrivateDetective: Most of the detective characters in this series are [[AmateurSleuth Amateur Sleuths]], Kogoro is one of the few who makes his living as a detective. Before Conan moved in, he wasn't exactly successful at it, however.
* SharpDressedMan: While he likes to slouch around unkempt in his apartment when alone, he can change into an exquisite suit within seconds when a client or a beautiful woman shows up at his doorstep. As his fame as a detective increases, he adopts this appearance permanently.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Though, in his defense, Conan lets him take the credit for solving the cases.
* SmartBall: Depending on your point of view, Kogoro could also be said to catch this ball a few times over the course of the series whenever he actually manages to get a deduction right. Well-seen in the end of the Scuba Driving episode, and in the episode where he fell asleep on the train. (He actually had it solved - the only reason Conan had to step in was because he fell unconscious.)
* {{Tritagonist}}: Of the entire series.
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!!'''Ai Haibara/ [[DubNameChange Anita Hailey]] (Creator/VizMedia)/ [[DubNameChange Vi Graythorn]] (FUNimation) / Shiho Miyano / Sherry'''
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->''Voiced by MegumiHayashibara (JP) / Creator/BrinaPalencia (EN)''

Introduced later in the series. Ai Haibara joins the Detective Boys alongside Edogawa Conan to help the group solve the cases they come across.

She is actually Shiho Miyano, codename: Sherry, of the Black Organization. After the Black Organization had imprisoned her for being related to the traitor, Akemi Miyano, she resorts to taking an APTX4869 pill in an attempt to commit suicide, but instead shrinks. Thanks to her newly established size, she escapes to seek help, and eventually ends up at Shinichi's now vacant house where Agasa from next door takes her in. From then on, she remains in hiding from the Black Organization and works on creating an antidote to APTX4869 for Shinichi.

[[ThemeNaming Mandatory naming note]]: ''Haibara'' came from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cordelia_Gray Cordelia Gray]]; Haibara literally meant ''Gray''field. ''Ai'' came from flipping the ''V'' in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V._I._Warshawski V.I. Warshawski]]-- the kanji usually associated with the sound "Ai" means love, but she took the [[AlternateCharacterReading alternative]] for "[[MeaningfulName sorrow]]."

* ActingYourIntellectualAge: For an in-universe bystander, she is this.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Got her education in America, where she was picked on for her Japanese features.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: She attempted this when she locked up for betraying TheSyndicate, rather than facing execution. She took a poisonous drug she created, but instead of dying she suffered its [[MillionToOneChance ''other'' effect]], which [[FountainOfYouth shrank her to the size of a six-year old little girl]]. Because of that, she was able to escape and ... you know the idea.
* BrokenBird: Her choice of a pseudonym underscores this. As said before, the kanji for "Ai" doesn't mean "love", but "sorrow".
* ButNotTooForeign: Ai's mother Elena was British.
* TheChessmaster: The stint in Volume 26 of the manga established that.
* ChildProdigy: When Shuuichi Akai joined the Organization as an undercover agent, Ai was just thirteen years old. At that time, she was already important enough to the Organization as a scientist that getting close to her gave Akai the connections and influence he needed to successfully infiltrate their inner ranks.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Denies having this and claims that she, unlike Conan, is not interested in such abstract concepts as 'justice'. Gin, however, predicts that once she has heard about a murder the Organization has planned, she WILL show up to try and stop it because that's the kind of person she is. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy He's right.]]
* CreepyChild: Conan is much better at coming across as a normal kid than she is, which is saying something. In her first appearance, she terrified a gang leader by picking up the woman's gun and shooting her at point blank range, intentionally missing only by a short margin.
* CutenessProximity: Animals bring out the "sugar" of her SugarAndIcePersonality.
* DamselInDistress: Occasionally, for example when Conan has to save her from Pisco, Gin and Vodka.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Inevitable, having been raised by the Organization.
* DeathSeeker: Believing that it's only a matter of time for TheSyndicate to find her and kill everyone she's associated with, she willingly remains in a bus that has a bomb about to go off because she doesn't want to put those around her in danger. Conan pulls her out in the nick of time. In a later volume, she surrenders herself to [[spoiler:Vermouth]] in exchange for her promise that no one else will be harmed, but is rescued again.
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Averted. Unlike Conan, Haibara never bothers with this. The one time she did, in one of the movies, it freaked Conan out something fierce.
* EatingLunchAlone: She claimed she was that when she was in school. [[TeenGenius Not]] [[IntelligenceEqualsIsolation surprising]].
* TheFashionista: A milder example. When not at work, she nearly always read fashion magazines. She also sometimes demands expensive purses or other fashion items in return for favors.
* FriendlessBackground: Her sister was the only person close to her before she was shrunk and met Agasa, Conan and the Detective Boys. One of the reasons why she's much less eager to change back than Conan.
* GenreSavvy
* GuileHeroine
* HeelFaceTurn: Before she appears, no less. Though it's questionable how much of a bad guy she was in the first place, as she might not have had much choice in working for the Organization, seeing how both her parents were members and the Organization was not willing to let someone with her potential slip away.
* HiddenEyes: When we see her adult form in flashbacks, her eyes are usually covered by BlindingBangs or otherwise hidden. [[spoiler: Not when she temporarily returns to her old body in the present story, though.]]
* HotScientist: In her older form. As a child, her classmates find her very cute, but of course have no idea that she's a scientist.
* ImprobableAge: {{Reconstruct}}ed. She led the Organization's poison lab before she was shrunk-- that was when she was ''18''. She does not enjoy the IntelligenceEqualsIsolation part of her past life, in addition to being separated from Akemi. She took this chance to re-live the childhood that she deprived when she was young and feels like that-- this is why she's not in an urge to take the antidote herself.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: One of the reason she's not willing to change back.
* JerkassFacade: Justifies many of her more altruistic acts with pragmatic, self-serving motives.
* LastNameBasis: She was this at school, which unsettles Ayumi. Ayumi later gets permission to call her by her first name, but not the other Detective Boys.
* LittleMissSnarker: She mainly snarks Conan.
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: Even more averted than Conan.
* MixedAncestry: Ai/Shiho is half-English (mother's side) and half-Japanese (father's side).
* NonActionSnarker: In a series where most women are at least adept at some form of martial arts, she stands out as having very little means of self-defense.
** Well, she is a pretty crack shot with guns, especially pistols. She just doesn't get many opportunities to use them.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Usually either serious or snarky, but she does have the [[http://manga.animea.net/detective-conan-chapter-759-page-5.html odd moment]] of sillyness.
* NotSoStoic: First seen when she breaks down in front of Conan because he could not save her sister from being killed by the Organization.
* OlderThanSheLooks: Shrunk in the same manner as Shinichi, down to a 6-year-old's body.
** PlayedForLaughs when Conan first asks her real age. She flatly states 84, throwing Conan for a loop. [[spoiler: She only kept up the joke for one panel, but it was worth it to see Conan's surprise and bafflement.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Her parents, Atsushi and Elena, died when she was very young. She was raised by the organization [[spoiler: that they were members of]].
* PetTheDog: With literal dogs and some cats.
* SecretIdentity: Her real name is Shiho Miyano.
* SecretKeeper: One of the few people who knows that Conan is Shinichi, she also hid this from TheSyndicate while she was still a member because she thought him an interesting subject to watch.
* [[ASharedSuffering Shared Suffering, A]]: She has confessed this is why she can stand being a six-year-old.
* StepfordSnarker: Her LittleMissSnarker persona masks some DEEP issues, starting with the murder of her sister Akemi, and the constant fear of being found by the TheSyndicate.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* TeenGenius: She's at least as smart as Shinichi, she just doesn't get to show it as often because her field is science and the story centers on detective mysteries.
* {{Tsundere}}: She has recently been suggested as a Type A example of this, though Conan claims that she fails the "dere" part.
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