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!!Haido High School
[[folder:Makoto Kyogoku]]
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->''Voiced by NobuyukiHiyama (JP)'', Ricardo Maturana (third Latin-American Spanish dub)

A world-renown karate champion from Haido High School who becomes Sonoko's long-distance boyfriend. His family runs an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryokan_(Japanese_inn) inn]] and a beach restaurant back in his hometown of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izu_Peninsula Izu, Shizuoka]] and would go back to help during the summertime when tourism there is at their peak season.
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* TheAce: Holds the record of being undefeated in ''400 karate matches'' around ''the world''. And just to put this out there, he even knows how to play tennis.
* {{Adorkable}}: He gets easily flustered when he's with Sonoko.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: On the darker side of someone from Japan. Justified as East Asians can easily become tanned, and that he's an athlete born around a [[BeachEpisode beach area]] who would discipline himself under the sun more so than others. Compared to his first few anime appearances, Makoto's skin shade has noticeably become ''[[ArtEvolution lighter]]'' ever since he started dating Sonoko.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Makoto may not be an AmateurSleuth, but he proves to have an astute and keen mind. The best example came from [[spoiler:being able to identify Kaitou Kid disguised as Sonoko because of a difference in finger lengths.]] This turns out to be a habit of analyzing his opponents physical features with a glance.
* BadassBack: Makoto pulls this on a regular basis with lots of sass. If you are stupid enough to [[InTheBack provoke him while his back is facing you]], ''[[IWarnedYou don't ever come to us and say we haven't warned you beforehand.]]''
* BewareTheNiceOnes: A noble and {{Adorkable}} young man who can give one ''hell'' of a punch.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: One of the most vocally reserved people who can also topple a column with minimum effort.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He has a younger sister in his family. Makoto mentioned that his sister got him hook onto a [=TV=] drama series ever since she requested him to help her record the shows for her.
* BigDamnHeroes: Makoto does this so well, DramaticWind are more than willing to play in his favor.
* BigOlEyebrows: Has thick, black, square-ish eyebrows.
* BridalCarry: Makoto finally gave Sonoko one in episode 855, [[{{Understatement}} to take her back to her home so that she can be treated for her cold]]; leaving Ran all envy with a closet {{Squee}}
* TheCaptain: Makoto is the captain of his karate team.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Through nothing but a harsh, disciplined training in karate that has dominated most of his life, Makoto Kyogoku is capable of [[SpiderSense detecting where danger is]], [[OneManArmy defeating armies of armed criminals]], [[DodgeTheBullet dodge bullets]], ''[[BulletCatch catch bullets fired around him within face range]]'', and [[SuperStrength destroying building properties]] [[CombatPragmatist to his advantage]].
** Viewers lampshaded how Makoto is getting increasingly super human as time goes by. Or as most people puts it: "Makoto has officially graduated from [[NormalPeople The Normal Class]], and ascended into [[{{Superhero}} Superheroism]]."
* ChickMagnet: It's implied in-universe that Makoto holds a lot of fangirls due to him being an [[SugarAndIcePersonality aloof]] [[CelebCrush badass martial arts celeb.]]
* ClearMyName: He somehow ends up being the unlucky guy labeled as "Suspect of the Week" [[spoiler: ''twice'' out of his last 4 appearances as of April 2017 (counting non-verbal appearance)]]. But have no fear, his girlfriend will either be there to [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend lash the heck out of the investigators]], or [[spoiler: being used by Conan to clear him]].
** But come to think of it, he has been the "Suspect of the Week" since he debuted. [[RunningGag How unfortunate.]]
** [[spoiler: The situation was [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]] in the case of episode 855. Makoto [[SpiderSense sensed]] a [[SempaiKohai few little kohais]] have stolen something important from one of his karate masters, and went onto the scene to [[BigBrotherInstinct stage himself]] [[TakingTheHeat as a suspect.]] But Conan (using Sonoko as his exposition) just cleared him out anyway.]]
* CrazyJealousGuy: {{Downplayed}}. We don't to see it to great extent since he only appears from time to time, but we can tell from his first appearance that he '''does not''' like any guy hitting on Sonoko.
* TheFashionista: Makoto is a surprisingly good dresser for a LovableJock.
* GeniusBruiser: Makoto is shown to have an astute mind due to his extensive training, [[spoiler:being able to identify Kaitou Kid disguised as Sonoko because of a difference in finger lengths.]] This is possible because he can take full dimensions of a person he meets in moments. It is a habit of analyzing his opponents physical features with a glance.
* GentleGiant: Makoto is a [[{{Adorkable}} dorky]], [[NiceGuy sweet guy]] and is one of the tallest characters in the series.
* TheGlassesComeOff: When he's about to kick major ass, expect him to show up with contacts; or if his opponents are stupid enough to take out his glasses as a taunt, expect said oppponent to have a mass OhCrap moment.
* TheGlassesGottaGo: A rare played-straight ''and'' subverted example with a borderline ClarkKenting effect. Makoto is established as a character who is well recognized in-universe with his glasses off, but only those who knew him privately are aware that he wears glasses on an everyday basis; Makoto is not [[SecretIdentity hiding his identity]] by any stretch, but him sporting glasses somehow always leads to people, such as Ran who's pretty much a softcore fangirl of his, being shocked to realize he wears glasses. For manga readers and anime viewers, we were introduced with Makoto with his glasses on, and were all pleasantly surprised with his [[BeautifulAllAlong glasses off moment]], BUT, since Makoto is ''NOT'' TheProtagonist of this series, the viewers/readers' point-of-view are bound not to be on Makoto's "celebrity (aka. ass-kicking) life," but on his "private life;" which means the audience watching/reading this series will see him in glasses more than his glasses off moments, and further achieved the "[[{{Hunk}} hunk]] with a [[{{Adorkable}} cute]] [[{{Meganekko}} twist]]" character effect.
* {{Hunk}}: He's a tall, muscular, and handsome ChickMagnet who has old-school ideals of masculinity.
* IWillWaitForYou: [[RunningGag One of the silly flaws]] that comes with this [[OldSchoolChivalry personality]] of his. If Sonoko sets up a date time with Makoto and he had promised to make it, he will be on location earlier than Sonoko in order to greet her even if his schedule bumps him ''a few days earlier than expected''. To make things worse, Makoto doesn't like to call Sonoko up if she might be running late, [[MenAreTough since he felt that that gesture will make him seem desperate and uncourtly.]] So he ends up either setting a tent to sleep in near the spot, or [[RomanticRain stand in the rain for hours]] just to wait for her.
* LadyAndKnight: The Knight to Sonoko's Lady, though they are an informal example; she is a GenkiGirl {{Ojou}} with [[ButtMonkey very bad luck]], whereas Makoto is a karate champion with downright SuperStrength, and he has protected his "Bright Lady" just like a "White Knight" would several times.
* LightningBruiser: Makoto is inhumanly strong and incredibly fast.
* LongDistanceRelationship: With Sonoko. This is mostly due to him being a world-ranked karate practitioner and is always travelling. The couple is also enrolled in different schools, not to mention from the school that [[TheRival rivals]] Sonoko's best friend in karate.
* LovableJock: A karate team ace who's nice, polite, and loyal to his friends.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Makoto actually saw Sonoko for the first time when she was cheering for Ran in their district's seasonal high school karate tournament, and since then he had a crush on her. The ''Episode One'' special confirms by showing him on that fateful tournament where Ran won first place in the girl's tournament, which led her and Shinichi to celebrate through a trip to the amusement park--''Tropical Land'' together.
* MadeOfIron: Seems to have an uncanny resistance to pain. Come on, he gets a knife ''stuck'' in his left arm and just says he's okay!
* MeaningfulName: Makoto's surname was based on Japanese [[ThemeNaming novelist]], [[Anime/KyogokuNatsuhikoKosetsuHyakuMonogatari Natsuhiko]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natsuhiko_Kyogoku Kyogoku]], while the last two kanjis of his entire name (-goku Makoto) is an AlternateCharacterReading of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyokushin_kaikan Kyokushin]]--a major karate school in Japan; and has been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in-universe.
* NervesOfSteel: As a master martial artist, Makoto is usually cool and collected, especially in crisis situations.
* NiceGuy: He can be awkward, but he's also brave, honest, polite, selfless, and deeply loves Sonoko.
* ObliviousToLove: He's ''horribly'' NotGoodWithPeople, so he seems to have a hard time picking up on her "subtle" hints--in the Valentine's Day episode where she went to a resort with Kogoro's family to make a chocolate heart for (she told Makoto) "the person she cared for most," Makoto showed up to see who this person was and if he was a suitable companion for her. [[spoiler:This turned out to be a good thing, as he arrived just in time to help KO two murderers who got the drop on everyone else.]] When he asked who it was and Sonoko pointed at him, he turned around to look behind him.
* OfficialCouple: With Sonoko Suzuki.
* OldSchoolChivalry: Makoto holds a fairly [[RatedMForManly old-schooled mindset]]. He possesses a [[KnightInShiningArmor high level of chivalry]], [[MenAreTough doesn't allow himself to ask for women's help in anything]], and disapproves Sonoko for wearing clothes that show more than 10% of her skin. [[note]]May stretch to 40% if Sonoko can bargain her way with him.[[/note]]
* OneManArmy: He can take out full groups of guards with guns ready to fire at point-blank range.
* OpaqueLenses: His initial appearance has him wearing his glasses like this so that the viewers [[FourEyesZeroSoul won't be sure as to whether Makoto's an ally to the main cast or not.]] Even Ran, who felt she had seen him before, had a hard time recognizing him as the karate celebrity that she knew; but that's mainly because [[TheGlassesGottaGo that was the first time she's seen him with his glasses on]].
* OppositesAttract: Makoto (a mellow, ObliviousToLove, old-school kind of guy) is [[OfficialCouple officially paired]] with Sonoko (an excitable, lovey-dovey, modern gal).
* PointlessBandAid: Near his left eye.
* RedBaron:
** "The Prince of Kicks", according to Ran.
** "The Haughty Saint of Martial Arts" by various tournaments.
** "The World's Strongest Weapon of Defense in Human Form" by the rest of the characters.
* RescueRomance: His relationship with Sonoko began when he saved her from being killed by the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Villain Of The Week]], and at other times, he would come to her rescue at the perfect moment.
* {{Samurai}}: He's obviously not a samurai, but matches several of the stereotypes -- TallDarkAndHandsome, extremely stern and proud (when he's not being a huge dork), and a lot of chivalry. Sonoko even compares him to being more of a samurai than a prince.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: The Savvy Guy ({{adorkable}} and kinda more oblivious than the average "savvy guy") to Sonoko's Energetic Girl (an easily emotional GenkiGirl).
* ScaryShinyGlasses: If anyone flirts with Sonoko without his consent, his glasses will certainly let out a grave warning.
* SempaiKohai: The senior-year high school sempai to Hina Wada's kohai, the junior-year girl's karate team [[TheRival rival]] of Ran.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Makoto has only ever shown a romantic interest in Sonoko. Granted he's a [[OldSchoolChivalry chivalric man]] who Sonoko herself voluntarily signs up with. Which means Makoto [[DeclarationOfProtection vows to be absolutely devoted to Sonoko]], but in return, Sonoko has to comply to his requirements in being a [[ProperLady modest woman]].
* SkilledButNaive: Very talented karate expert, yet somewhat naive in social interactions.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: He's been shown to have a keen eye for detail; [[spoiler:a skill that allowed him know that Kaitou Kid had disguised himself as Sonoko.]]
* SpiderSense: Makoto somehow can detect when and ''where'' Sonoko [[spoiler: [[BigBrotherInstinct or anyone he needs to protect]]]] might be under danger. So he will forfeit his tournament match overseas (if he has one) to book a flight straight back to Japan a few days earlier and [[BigDamnHeroes set an ambush]] to save Sonoko on that spot if it does happen. ''He did it with success.'' [[spoiler: In episode 855, his senses alarmed him that a few kids were up to no good, [[TakingTheHeat so he went onto the scene and made it seem like he was the one who committed the trouble.]]]]
* StoicSpectacles: Makoto's one of those rare character examples within the anime genre representing martial artists who wears glasses on a normal basis.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: He comes off as [[IceQueen cold]] and [[TheStoic aloof]] to those who are not familiar with him (which includes his [[CelebCrush fangirls]]), but once he allows people to befriend him on a personal level, he let's them in on his sugar-coated [[{{Adorkable}} cotton candy]] side.
* SuperStrength: Makoto's strength is shown to become increasingly powerful with each of his appearance. Such as him [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength throwing off a bowling ball as if it was a baseball]] one time, leading him to destroy a pinsetter by accident. Not long after that, in order to chase down Kaitou Kid in another incident, Makoto was shown [[CombatPragmatist punching down an entire museum pillar]] with only a few fists and kicks to send himself [[InASingleBound flying]] to where Kaitou is located.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Tall, dark-skinned, and [[{{Hunk}} extremely good-looking]].
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Gender-flipped. His first appearance has him protecting his love interest/future girlfriend from being killed by a SerialKiller. And most of his subsequent appearances has Makoto protecting Sonoko with all his might.
* WorldsStrongestMan: Heck, one of his nicknames is, "The World's Strongest Weapon of Defense in Human Form".
* WouldntHitAGirl: Played with. Makoto by default is this, but he came across [[{{Bifauxnen}} Masumi Sera]] playing a little rough (in a fun way) with Sonoko one day assuming she was a guy; and gave her good kick in the abdomen ''after'' she took the initial move in giving him an attack (which he fend off.) Sonoko and Ran stopped him before things get out of hand. Once Makoto learned of Sera's identity, he immediately softens up and apologizes to her.
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[[folder:Hina Wada]]
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->''Voiced by Creator/MikakoKomatsu (JP)''

A Junior year student of Haido High School, and TheAce of her school's Girl's Karate team. She was first introduced as the key witness in relation to "Chiba's [=UFO=] Case" aired in episodes 847 and 848.
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* ActionGirl: A skilled karate girl who's on par with Ran, but [[AlwaysSecondBest hasn't won Ran through any matches by far]].
* AscendedExtra: She originally was the unnamed opponent of Ran's school karate match, but then was given an actual role by episode 847. Makoto's backstory on how he developed his LoveAtFirstSight towards Sonoko also provided this buff to happen for Hina.
* TheCameo: She briefly appears in the ''Detective Conan Episode One'' anime special, apprehending a thief on her own as Ran and Shinichi witnessed.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Hina became friends with Ran after their match from their first episode (Episode One special.)
* GossipyHens: She's not close to Makoto, so she's unaware of Ran's relationship to Sonoko and Makoto; leading to her gossiping her confusion as to how "there's some odd rich girl lingering around Makoto-sempai all the time" right in Ran's face.
* HairDecorations: A simple hairclip.
* TheNicknamer: She calls Ran "Ranmaru" due to Ran's name sounding like "[[PunnyName Mori Ranmaru]]," a famous samurai affiliated with UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga.
* PluckyGirl: Hina's a sweet, easy-going, optimistic, and ''fearless'' girl. When Kogoro Mouri asked her what she would do if she does met an alien for real, her reply was she will ask "why do they come to Earth," and "''if she can ride in their [=UFO=]?''" And if the aliens are bad, she will "[[TalkToTheFist have a heartfelt conversation with them using her fist.]]"
* TheRival: Considers herself as one for Ran, but they're on friendly terms.
* SempaiKohai: The kohai to Makoto Kyogoku's sempai.
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!!The Suzuki Clan (Sonoko's Family)
[[folder:Tomoko and Shiro Suzuki]]
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->''Tomoko Suzuki is voiced by Creator/MiruHitotsuyanagi (JP), Amy Rosenthal (EN)''
->''Shiro Suzuki is voiced by Creator/FumioMatsuoka (JP)''

Sonoko and Ayako's wealthy parents.

DubNameChange: Selma Sebastian (Tomoko).
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[[folder: Tropes that apply to both ]]

* AlliterativeName:
** '''S'''hiro '''S'''uzuki.
** Applies to Tomoko's DubNameChange -- '''S'''elma '''S'''ebastian.
* HappilyMarried: Obviously, it's between these two.
* LongBusTrip: Sonoko's parents are introduced during Kaito Kid's first Manga/DetectiveConan appearance (chapters 156-159), but have been complete no-shows until [[TheBusCameBack finally making a reappearance]] during ''Kaito Kid vs Makoto Kyougoku'' (chapters 862-864). Amazing how it's still the same voice actors after so long.
* UglyGuyHotWife: "Ugly" is a bit much, but Tomoko is a knock-out compared to Shiro.

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[[folder: Tropes that apply to Tomoko ]]

* BeautyMark: Beneath Tomoko's left eye.
* FamilyThemeNaming: Tomo'''ko''' shares a syllable with her older daughter Aya'''ko''' and younger daughter Sono'''ko'''.
* JewishMother: Tomoko can be ''very'' controlling when it comes to who she prefers for Sonoko to date.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Both Sonoko and Ayako get their physical looks from Tomoko.

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[[folder: Tropes that apply to Shiro ]]

* BigOlEyebrows: Shiro has thick eyebrows.
* PornStache: Shiro has a handlebar mustache.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Compared to his wife, Shiro is a much more accepting person.
* TeamDad: Shiro tries to be this if Tomoko's actions go too far.
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[[folder:Jirokichi Suzuki]]
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->''Voiced by Creator/IchiroNagai (JP)''

Sonoko's retired uncle. He spends most of his wealth and free time thinking up bizarre traps to finally catch Kaito Kid.
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* BadassGrandpa: His first appearance has him stopping a thief who snabbed Sonoko's purse...while on a motorcycle. He also thinks of some strange, but brilliant and intricate methods to catch Kaitou Kid; they always fail, but the feat is still impressive.
* BigOlEyebrows: Look at the picture.
* ABoyAndHisX: Jirokichi's closest companion is his dog Lupin, who is his best friend, bodyguard, and safekeeper in one person (or hound).
* CoolOldGuy: Outside of his fervour in capturing Kaito Kid, he is a very amiable person and gets along well with his niece and her friends.
* CoolUncle: For Sonoko and Ayako, mostly the former since she has more appearances. He's an accomplished traveler, has a cool dog, is fairly spirited, rides a motorcycle, and reguarly faces off against one of the most famous thieves in the world.
* GlorySeeker: His sole reason for capturing Kaito Kid stemmed from the fact that the latter has been stealing the limelight from him in the media.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: He uses his considerable wealth to purchase rare and legendary gemstones and jewels for use as a bait for Kid, and to design ingenious traps to catch the master thief in the act.
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[[folder:Ayako Suzuki]]
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->''Voiced by ChiharuSuzuka (JP), Cynthia Cranz (EN)''

Sonoko's elder sister, a gentle young woman who offers quite the contrast with her boisterous little sister.

DubNameChange: Angie Sebastian.
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* TheCameo: After being absent for 700+ chapters, she makes a brief background appearance during ''Kaito Kid vs Makoto Kyougoku'' alongside Yuzo.
* CoolBigSis: Is this for Sonoko.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Self explanatory. They only open when she is significantly shocked.
* FamilyThemeNaming: Aya'''ko''' shares a syllable with her mother Tomo'''ko''' and younger sister Sono'''ko'''.
* HairDecorations: Ayako often wears a hair braid.
* ItsAllMyFault: During the case she's introduced, she blames herself for [[spoiler: the murder of Chikako and the attack on Ran]] since the reunion was her idea.
* NiceGirl: Ayako is very sweet and polite.
* OfficialCouple: With Yuzo.
* TheOjou: More of a Type 1 than Sonoko.
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[[folder:Yuzo Tomizawa]]
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->''Voiced by Creator/YasunoriMatsumoto (JP)''

Ayako's fiance, and Sonoko's future brother-in-law. Yuzo is a young painter, and the son of another rich family.

DubNameChange: Tod Appenheimer.
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* {{Adorkable}}: For some.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: On the darker skin side of someone from Japan.
* BigOlEyebrows: Has thick, black eyebrows.
* TheCameo: After being absent for over 700+ chapters, he makes a brief background appearance during ''Kaito Kid vs Makoto Kyougoku'' alongside Ayako.
* OfficialCouple: With Ayako.
* SameSexTriplets: The youngest of them. Subverted in that save for their eyes, they don't look THAT alike.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Averted. He was one of the three suspects alongside his triplet siblings Taichi and Tatsuji, but he wasn't the culprit. It was the eldest, Taichi.]]
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!!Persons relating to Eri Kisaki
[[folder:Reiko Kujou]]
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->''Voiced by Creator/RicaMatsumoto (JP)''
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A beautiful and strong-willed attorney who serves as Eri's rival.
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* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the anime.
* HelloAttorney: She is quite attractive attorney.
* TheRival: To Eri.
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[[folder:Midori Kuriyama]]
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->''Voiced by Creator/AsakoDodo (JP)''

Eri's secretary.
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* SexySecretary: She works as Eri's secretary and is quite attractive.
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!!Persons relating to the Tokyo District Police Force
[[folder:Midori Megure]]
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->''Voiced by Creator/AiOrikasa (JP)''

Inspector Megure's wife.
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* AlliterativeName: '''M'''idori '''M'''egure.
* BodyguardCrush: She would meet her future husband when he was assigned to protect her from a SerialKiller.
* CharacterDevelopment: When she is first mentioned in Megure's vocal flashback and officially seen (high school age) during Superintendent Matsumoto's retelling, it's very clear she was very rough, vindictive, and rash. But after near-death experience, she considerably loosened up.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: During her high school years, one of her friends was killed by a SerialKiller. Frustrated with the police, Midori made herself a decoy to draw him. It worked, with near-fatal results. She and her future husband survived but retained scars from the incident.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: She has long RapunzelHair in her youth, but now her hair is chin-length.
* FatAndSkinny: The petite and trim Skinny to Juzo's round and large Fat.
* FormerTeenRebel: She looks like a very level-headed HouseWife, but the flashbacks in the episode we "meet" her state that she was [[JapaneseDelinquents a membress of a delinquent gang.]]
* GenreSavvy: She wore long skirts to ''deliberately'' draw the SerialKiller towards herself, since she acted as a DecoyDamsel to get justice for said killer's murder of her best friend. Lampshaded when she lays injured in Megure's arms in his flashback, and she tells him "it didn't work like in the movies."
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a scar on her forehead, [[spoiler: coming from the incident in which both she and Megure were almost killed.]]
* HappilyMarried: While their marriage is hardly touched upon, it's clear that she and Juzo are in a loving one with only a few fights.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Is seen [[DrowningMySorrows drowning her sorrows]] when she thought her husband forgot to give a present for her in White Day.
* {{Joshikousei}}: When in highschool, and actually a very important point in the case she was involved in, as the [[NonUniformUniform length of her school skirt]] (often used by girl {{delinquent}}s) drew a SerialKiller to her.
* NiceGirl: Midori is ''way'' more mellow and nice compared to how she was in her high school years.
* RescueRomance: Aside from the BodyguardCrush, her future husband saved her from being killed by the SerialKiller via run over by a car.
* SilkHidingSteel: Her introductory episode shows a skill for subtlety. Also, she can be rather hot-tempered in the ''very'' few times she gets angry.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Juzo isn't a {{Gonk}}, but still.
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[[folder:Sakurako Yonehara]]
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->''Voiced by Creator/SakuraTange (JP)''

A recurring housemaid who had previously gone to the same school as Naeko and Chiba.
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* ChildhoodFriends: With the rookie traffic cop Naeko Miike and Officer Chiba.
* MysteryMagnet: Poor girl cannot seem to avoid running into murder cases in her workplaces. Which was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Inspector Megure, who fervently hoped that she does not turn into another Kogoro.
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[[folder:Shuukichi Haneda]]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa

Yumi's ex-boyfriend who is actually a professional TabletopGame/{{Shogi}} player. [[spoiler: Chapter 972 of the manga reveals that he is a member of the Akai family, more exactly Sera's mysterious "middle brother". His "Haneda" surname comes from his dead mentor, the mysterious Kouji Haneda.]]

[[ThemeNaming Mandatory Naming Note]]: His full name Shukichi Haneda (羽田 秀𠮷) and the in-story nickname Taiko (太閤) are both references to UsefulNotes/ToyotomiHideyoshi (豊臣 秀吉), who was renamed from Hashiba Hideyoshi (羽柴 秀吉). Additionally, Haneda's "Hane" (羽) also comes from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshiharu_Habu Yoshiharu Habu]] (羽生 善治), a real-life professional shogi player who has won all seven titles.
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* AffectionateNickname: "Chukichi" by Yumi.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: As a professional shoji player, Shukichi is very intelligent. He was shown to be able to participate in solving a murder case next to his house, where he effectively figured out the trick behind the victim's suicide note, as well as the culprit's identity.
* CharacterTics: The reason Yumi calls him "Chukichi" is because, when he eats [[TrademarkFavoriteFood cheese]], he makes a "chu" sort-of noise.
* GottaCatchThemAll: His ambition is to win all seven professional shogi title tournaments.[[note]]Meijin, Ryu-oh, Kisei, Oi, Oza, Kioh, Osho[[/note]]
* HiddenDepths: He seems to know more about Conan than he lets on. In their first meeting, he's silently saw and immediately recognized Conan's deduction skills.
* HyperAwareness: Appears to be able to pick out clues in his introductory case at around the same time as Conan. Justified that this ability is probably what made him a successful shogi player.
* ImprobableHairstyle: Shukichi is perhaps the most characterized by his hair, which sticks up in the back like a bed head.
* InsecureLoveInterest: Believes that he is unworthy of Yumi until he can win all seven professional shogi title tournaments.
* LivingADoubleLife: Actively conceals his profession from Yumi as he does not want her to know about his rising celebrity status (he already won four of the seven titles as to date) before his ambition is fulfilled. Also helped by the fact that Yumi does not seem to keep track of news from the shogi world.
* MeaningfulRename: He changed his surname to the one of his BigBrotherMentor, Kouji Haneda. [[spoiler: Probably to hide his identity as a member of the Akai and Sera family, and to honor Kouji after his murder.]]
* NiceGuy: Haneda has a very cheerful personality.
* PermaStubble: As seen in the picture.
* PhotographicMemory: Haneda is extremely skillful at memorizing, as shown when he managed to remember the code written on Sakurako's paper despite having only seen it for a very short amount of time. He also claims to be the best in this field.
-->'''Shukichi:''' "I'm skillful at memorizing such things. I'm the best in Japan... No, maybe even the best in the world."
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Chapter 972 of the manga confirms that he is the mysterious "second brother" of the Akai family, alongside all but confirming Mary aka the Mysterious Child as the matriarch.]]
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Has a keen eye and amazing deduction prowess on par with Conan.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: [[spoiler:Unlike Shuichi and Masumi, Shukichi takes after their father physically.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He ''really'' likes cheese.
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!!Persons relating to Masumi Sera
[[folder:Mary]]
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-->Voiced by: Creator/AtsukoTanaka

An odd pre-teen girl who showed up very recently in both manga and anime, and is shown to be secretly living with Masumi Sera. [[spoiler:Confirmed in chapter 972 as the matriarch of the Akai family, a woman in her late 40's/maybe even almost 50's who is now stuck as a pre-teen.]]

[[ThemeNaming Mandatory Naming Note]]: "Mary" probably comes from Watson's first wife, [[Literature/TheSignOfTheFour Mary Morstan]].
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* {{Bifauxnen}}: She looks fairly androgynous, and asks [[spoiler: Sera]] to introduce her as "her little sister from outside the domain" if somebody asks.
* ButNotTooForeign: Her blonde hair, green eyes, and English name scream foreigner but [[spoiler: since her maiden name, Sera, is clearly Japanese, that implies she has Japanese heritage somewhere in there.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: She has sharp eyes similar to [[spoiler: Akai's and Sera's]] and is seen super happy when she sees [[spoiler: Shuukichi winning his shougi matches.]] This subtly hints to a connection between them - [[spoiler: She's almost surely their mother.]]
* IllGirl: Almost always seen having an unexplained cough.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: 972 pretty much confirms Mary as the matriarch or mother figure of the Akai family.]]
** Episode 849 [[http://serinoxtv.tumblr.com/post/157097145536 sneaks some more info]]: [[spoiler: It shows a legal paper with the names of Haneda Shukichi's parents, which was far more blurry in the manga: the father's name is Tsutomu Akai... and the mother's is Mary Sera.]] So yeah...
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She acts cool and poised, but seems to be genuinely giddy when she sees Haneda win one of his matches.
* TeensAreShort: Conan describes her as looking about middle-school aged, yet she isn't all that much taller than Conan in size and is considerably shorter than high schooler Masumi Sera when they're seen together.
* VocalDissonance: Looks like a middle school aged child...and sounds like a mature adult woman. [[spoiler: This only boosted the speculation that she's an [=APTX=] victim, which is all but confirmed in 972: in a flashback to 10 years ago there's a woman with a young adult son (Akai), a teenage second son (Shuukichi), and a little daughter (Sera), and she looks ''exactly'' like an adult Mary.]]
* WiseBeyondHerYears: She seems to be very mature for someone who is middle-school age (12-15 in Japan) ''tops''. [[spoiler: It's been speculated that she might be another victim of the Organization, shrunk by the same drug that made Shinichi/Conan and Ai/Shiho into "kids". Recently, its come to light this may very well be the case, as in 959 Sera, while panicking, called her "mama", plus 972 has a woman who looks ''exactly'' like her and is referred to as "Mary-okaasan" ("Mom Mary") by Shuichi and Shukichi...]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tsutomu]]

A mysterious man who has been missing for almost 17 years... [[spoiler: His whole name is Tsutomu ''Akai'', and he is Mary's husband plus the father of Shuichi Akai, Shukichi Haneda, and Masumi Sera.]]
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[[ThemeNaming Mandatory Naming Note]]:The kanji in his name, 務武, can also be read as "Zumu". This is a possible reference to [[spoiler: Zeon Zum Deikun (ジオン・ズム・ダイクン Jion Zumu Daikun?), the father of Char Aznable... hinting at him being the father of Shuichi Akai.]]
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* DisappearedDad: The missing patriarch of the [[spoiler: Akai]] family. It's specially strong in the case of his youngest child, [[spoiler: since he disappeared ''before'' said child, Masumi, was born.]]
* ItsPersonal: His eldest child [[spoiler: Shuichi]], was quite affected by his disappearance.
* MysteriousPast: It seems he was involved in [[spoiler: the deaths of Amanda and Haneda]] and ''somehow'' gained lots of enemies, so as a result he had to send his whole family away.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He's said to look a lot like his middle child, [[spoiler: Shukichi Haneda.]]
[[/folder]]

!!Persons relating to Heiji Hattori
[[folder:Soushi Okita]]
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A handsome, cheerful fellow who is Heiji's ''other'' rival, this time in kendo. He attends Momiji's school.

[[ThemeNaming Mandatory Naming Note]]: Logically, named after the legendary swordsman Okita Souji (沖田 総司). Okita himself is a descendant of the legendary one in-story.
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* CanonImmigrant: He's actually a character from ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}''.
* HandsomeLech: Yet another good-looking fellow who hits on the beautiful [[HelloNurse Ran]]. [[AmusingInjuries And Heiji whacks him for his trouble]].
* IdenticalStranger: Basically, he's Shinichi with a SamuraiPonytail. Ran even briefly sees him as Shinichi as they talk.
* KendoTeamCaptain: For his Kyoto-based school.
* TheRival: For Heiji Hattori.
* SamuraiPonytail: He's a kendo expert and has long hair tied in a 'tail.
* YouHave48Hours: When someone's murdered right outside the building hosting a kendo tournament that he and Heiji are attending, Heiji promises to solve the case in less than an hour. Okita, who considers Heiji his WorthyOpponent, accepts.
[[/folder]]

!!!The Ooka Clan
[[folder:Momiji Ooka]]
[[quoteright:246:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/momiji.PNG]]
-->Voiced by: Creator/SatsukiYukino

A schoolgirl who seems to have a special connection with Heiji Hattori...

[[ThemeNaming Mandatory Naming Note]]: Her surname name, Ooka, comes from Ooka Tadasuke (大岡 忠相). Not only he was a RealLife samurai ''and'' magistrate in the service of the Tokugawa shogunate, but has been featured in ''jidai geki'' series like ''Ōoka Echizen'' and ''Meibugyō! Ōoka Echizen'', among others.
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* AscendedExtra: She's set to be one: the Movie 21 is supposed to be about her, Heiji and Kazuha.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: She catches on some clues of the second case she's in... before Amuro or Conan do. Even better, ''she wasn't there to start with'': someone she knew [[spoiler: (her butler Iori Muga)]] gave her details through cellphone, she decoded them and relayed her discoveries to him. ''Even adding some stuff that her informant had not caught on.''.
* {{Foil}}: Towards Kazuha. Kazuha is a middle-class ActionGirl with long hair in a ponytail, a dark-blue SailorFuku, rather tomboyish behavior and looks, who doesn't aim to be an AmateurSleuth, who can go from TsunDere to TongueTied regarding Heiji, ''and'' worries a lot for his sake and safety; Momiji, on the other hand, is a [[TheOjou very rich girl]] with shorter hair and no HairDecorations, a white and gray SailorFuku, very GirlyGirl-like mannerisms (i.e. she paints her nails in rather elaborate patterns and wears small earrings), is implied to be an AmateurSleuth, is very vocal about her feelings for Heiji and holds an unyielding faith in his skills and strength. [[spoiler: And both of them know Heiji since childhood.]]
* TheOjou: The IceQueen type with some dashes of SpoiledBrat, from what it's been shown. Her family's butler Iori Muga follows her everywhere and, when not wearing her SailorFuku, she's seen in [[KimonoIsTraditional a kimono]].
* PassionateSportsGirl: Sorta, as she's the junior champion of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uta-garuta hyakunin issha garuta]] card game.
* PinkySwear: In the trailer for the 21th movie, she's seen making one [[spoiler: with none other than Heiji]].
* SailorFuku: Shown wearing one in her manga introduction. The 21th movie's trailer shows that it has a white blouse, light gray collar/skirt, dark blue scarf and dark grey lines on its collar and cuffs.
* SelfProclaimedLoveInterest: She seems to be dead set on marrying Heiji. [[spoiler: Some notes suggest that she ''might'' have a shared past with him, probably a ChildhoodMarriagePromise. The [[http://yesyunniechan.tumblr.com/post/157833798796/karakurenai-no-love-letter-trailer-english trailer of the 21th movie]] supports this as there are mentions of a promise the two apparently made, coupled with an image of a young Heiji and a young Momiji making a PinkySwear.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Iori Muga]]
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->''Voiced by Creator/DaisukeOno''

A servant of the Ooka family, plus Momiji's devoted companion.

[[ThemeNaming Mandatory Naming Note]]: His name, Muga Iori, comes from Iori Sakakibara (榊原 伊織 Sakakibara Iori?), a doctor and close friend of Ooka Tadasuke in the series Ōoka Echizen, and Muga Takewaki (竹脇 無我 Takewaki Muga?), the actor who plays the role of Iori Sakakibara in the series.
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* TheButlerDidIt: He's seen as a suspect in a case, but he's an obvious RedHerring. Plus he was in a disguise so ''no one knew he was a butler to start with''.
* MasterOfDisguise: His first apparition has him calling himself "Shinichi Wada", using fake glasses, and hiding his long hair under a NiceHat.
* MeaningfulName: The name he once used when under a disguise, Shinichi Wada, was also [[DubNameChange the localized name of Dr. John Watson]] in one of the first translated releases of ''A Study in Scarlet'' in Japan.
* ShipperOnDeck: Fully supports his "Miss/Lady Momiji"'s bid for Heiji Hattori's heart.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He has odd MessyHair, but other than that he's pretty good-looking.
[[/folder]]

!!Other civilians
[[folder:Azusa Enomoto]]
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->''Voiced by MikikoEnomoto (JP)'', Betsabé Guitérrez and Josefina Becerra (third Latin-American Spanish dub)

An employee of Café Poirot, the coffee shop directly underneath the Mouri Detective Agency. She is often seen serving Mouri a cup of coffee and occasionally gives him a case that needs to be solved. Later on, Tooru Amuro begins working at her cafe.
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* ArtEvolution: To say her appearance drastically changed as the series went on would be quite an understatement. She's literally had [[http://www.detectiveconanworld.com/wiki/File:Azusa_-_1st_Version.jpg three]] [[http://www.detectiveconanworld.com/wiki/File:Azusa_-_2nd_Version.jpg different]] looks including her most recent appearance seen here.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Her brother, Sugihito Enomoto, becomes a murder suspect for the ''Present from the True Culprit'' case.
* NiceGirl: always sweet, kind and ready to help.
* SatelliteCharacter: Mostly acts as a connection for Mouri to have a place to sit down and discuss upcoming cases.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yoko Okino]]
[[quoteright:275:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/275px_yoko_okino_profile_7.jpg]]
->''Voiced by Creator/YuriAmano / Creator/MikiNagasawa (JP)''

A popular idol.
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* HairDecorations: Usually seen wearing a hair braid.
* HarpOfFemininity: A scene of a TV drama she's starring on in-story has her playing the harp while in a very girly PimpedOutDress.
* IdolSinger: Her day job. She also used to be a member of an idol singer group, and her former teammates appear in one case.
* MistakenForRomance: She and her former classmate Ryusuke Higo once go into a friendly outing. Everyone else thinks they're dating, including [[ClingyJealousGirl Ai]] and [[LoonyFan Kogoro]].
* NiceGirl: A friendly and modest person.
* PluckyGirl: The day after [[spoiler: her ex-boyfriend was SpurnedIntoSuicide and framed her as he died]], Yoko returned to work. Ran comments on her strength of mind and heart.
* SpoiledSweet: She's very, ''very'' rich and famous, but remains a very kind and gentle girl nevertheless. It's another reason why she's so popular.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fusae Campbell Kinoshita]]
[[quoteright:207:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/29_Fusae_8470.jpg]]
->''Voiced by Creator/EikoMasuyama (JP)''

Famous fashion designer using gingko leaves as her personal motif.
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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Because she had unusual features for a Japanese person (i.e. blond hair), she was viciously teased by her classmates, sans [[NiceGuy Professor Agasa.]]
* ButNotTooForeign: One can guess from the name. Although her introduction arc also discussed a RealLife issue: she tends to hide her blond hair as the ''very'' xenophobic Japanese [[ValuesDissonance would have quite a bit of prejudice against people of mixed blood like her]]. And specially when her story was supposedly set ''40 years ago'', few after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* ChildhoodFriends: with Agasa, bordering on ChildhoodFriendRomance.
* FlowerMotifs: She's an accessory fashion designer with a ginkgo leaf-themed brand.
* GirlishPigtails: Her hairstyle when she was in the first grade.
* MixedAncestry: Half-American, Half-Japanese.
* MultiEthnicName: Two of her names are Japanese, while one is American.
* NiceGirl: Fusae has a kind and caring personality, evidenced when she loaned Ran her umbrella while waiting for Agasa ten years prior to the current timeline.
* NiceHat: Currently, Fusae sports a low hat.
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:With Professor Hiroshi Agasa -- She disappeared one day when they were children and when they meet up again, PoorCommunicationKills comes again when Fusae lies about having a husband because she ''thought'' the Detective Boys were his grandchildren and that he didn't remember her; however, Agasa tells her in his own way that he ''never'' forgot her. And then she leaves for mysterious reasons, thinking she won't see him again for another 10 years.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hikaru Yasumoto]]
[[quoteright:275:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/35_Hikaru_762.jpg]]
->''Voiced by Creator/AkikoHiramatsu (JP)''

Dr. Araide's housekeeper.
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* CuteClumsyGirl: ''Not'' PlayedForLaughs, as Dr. Araide Sr. treats her harshly due to her blunders.
* IllGirl: She met the Araide family when she was hospitalized, then started working for them.
* ShrinkingViolet
* UnrequitedLove: [[spoiler:She might have feelings for Dr. Araide Jr.. No one would blame her, tho.]]
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:And Conan, Inspector Megure, and Dr. Araide's second wife/killer make sure it stays that way. Would ''anyone'' want to know that they accidentally killed someone by flipping on the lights at the worst moment? [[TheWoobie Poor Hikaru]].]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Samizu Kichiemon]]
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/samizudc.jpg]]

A deceased doll-maker dating back to the Bakumatsu era. Samizu was known as a genius that developed dangerous contraptions to safeguard several precious objects and gems.

Throughout the series, Conan and company come across some of his famous inventions that have lasted until the current day, and serve as some of the series' cases that requires Conan to figure out how Samizu's contraptions work.
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* BadassGrandpa: The few images seen of Samizu portrays him as an old man, and given the neat contraptions he made during his lifetime, he was damn good at his work.
* CrazyPrepared: Samizu knew how to come up with a few crazy tricks related to some of the structures and safes that Samizu built over the years to hide certain things of value.
* GadgeteerGenius: Invented dangerous mechanical contraptions and structures to safeguard precious objects.
* PosthumousCharacter: A character that's been long dead since he's from a time-period that took place in the 1800s.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rumi Wakasa]]
[[quoteright:265:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rumiwakasa.PNG]]

A school teacher who works at Teitan Elementary, as Sumiko Kobayashi's [[NumberTwo assistant]].
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* CuteClumsyGirl: Her clumsiness is mostly played for laughs. [[spoiler: Until 988, where Conan and Ai realize that it's maybe linked to lack of peripheral view... opening the possibility of her being the infamous Rum.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: A gentle-looking woman ([[ObfuscatingStupidity most of the time]]) who wears glasses.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: She presents herself as a [[SenseiChan well-intentioned but clumsy and a bit child-like woman]], but in her introductory case she donned a [[BadassTeacher far more badass persona]] complete with ScaryShinyGlasses as soon as Conan and Co. were away. [[spoiler: This has made the fandom wonder if she ''is'' the infamous Rum after all: in 988 Ai and Conan speculate that, like other people suspected to be Rum, she seems to be unable to see from her right eye...]]
** In 988, as she speaks to [[spoiler: Superintendent Kuroda]], Rumi slips into a far more serious persona with a very dry wit and a sharp glance.
** In 989, when the suspect of the case grabs Ayumi and tries to use her as a hostage, [[MamaBear Rumi]] gives him both the ''mother'' of {{death glare}}s and a borderline SlasherSmile, terrifying the guy so much that he drops his guard and this allows [[spoiler: Kuroda]] to disarm him and rescue Ayumi.
* SenseiChan: At first glance she fits in since she's very gentle and sweet but also quite clumsy. But as already said, she subverts this since has a BadassTeacher side that only comes out when it's ''really'' needed [[spoiler: and is also implied to have had a DarkAndTroubledPast.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Subverted, she looks sweet and unasuming but at times it's all but it's stated (and shown) that she's tougher than she looks.
* TheReveal: 987 reveals a ''huge'' detail [[http://yesyunniechan.tumblr.com/post/157241375266/detective-conan-file-987-japanese-to-english from her past]]: [[spoiler: When Kouji Haneda's body was found, 17 years ago, a young Rumi was there and was even caught on a photo. Superintendent Kuroda wonders why as he makes research about the case, and he speculates whether Rumi was Haneda's girlfriend or relative.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kouji Haneda and Amanda Hughes]]

Two persons who died in similar and ''very'' mysterious circumstances several years ago. Kouji was a mentor-like figure for Shuukichi Haneda and a shogi champion who also played chess, Amanda was a rich American woman and a fan of his, and both of them perished in the same American hotel. [[spoiler: Ai says that Kohji Haneda's name was on the list of people killed by APTX 4869.]]

[[ThemeNaming Mandatory Naming Note]]: "Kouji Haneda" (羽田 浩司 Haneda Kōji?) probably comes from Yoshiharu Habu (羽生 善治 Habu Yoshiharu?) and Kōji Tanigawa (谷川 浩司 Tanigawa Kōji?), real-life shogi players.
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* BigBrotherMentor: Kouji was this to Shuukichi, who apparently [[MeaningfulRename took up his surname]] out of respect for him. [[note]](Kohji's given name is 浩司, and the first character's radicals are (氵 ノ 土 口). 土 is earth's do. Shukichi's given name is spelled 秀𠮷, with the final "kichi" kanji also including the radical for earth's do. This 𠮷 for kichi is a very rare variant; 99% of the time kichi is written as 吉 with 士 (man/samurai's shi) instead.)[[/note]]
* BodyguardBetrayal: [[spoiler: It's been speculated that Amanda's bodyguard Asaka, who went missing when she and Kouji died, was actually the B.O. agent Rum in disguise and that he killed both Kouji and her.]]
* DyingClue: Some of these were left in the place where Kouji died. [[spoiler: It spelled the name "ASACA RUM".]]
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler: Probably the case with Amanda, since she seems to have been in good terms with people from the CIA and FBI.]]
* PosthumousCharacter: Both of them died 17 years ago.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: [[spoiler: This case is what inspired Shuichi Akai to start working for the FBI.]]
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: The very smart Kouji played both traditional chess and shougi, which is known as "Japanese chess".
[[/folder]]