Awesome: Detective Conan

Series

  • Just about anytime a deduction is made in the series. The suspense is always at an all-time high!
  • Megure, almost always the Inspector Lestrade, gains a pretty good one in Episodes 218 and 219 by not only getting a pipe to the head to defend Sonoko from a psycho, but by also delivering a pretty epic "The Reason You Suck" Speech to the culprit. Despite being bleeding all over.
  • Similarly, Kogoro Mouri is pretty much the Butt Monkey and Defective Detective, but the end of the Hot Springs Episode from Season 1 is pure awesome. To sum it up: Both the victim and the killer are dear friends of his. Conan has found out first who is who, as always, but when he's about to knock Kogoro out as in every case... he hears Kogoro muttering to himself that he will catch the culprit even if it costs him his life. Conan is so moved that he can't bring himself to drug him, and instead he drops the hints Kogoro needs to resolve the mystery. And when that part is done? The killer launches a massive Motive Rant and attacks Kogoro. Said killer is a Genius Bruiser and pretty much 6 feet of pure muscle, while Kogoro is a scrawny Butt Monkey. Kogoro wins and easily pins the killer to the ground, which is followed with a short but badass Shut Up, Hannibal!. "No, I'm not the strongest in the judo team. It's just that you got weaker. You became a murderer."
    • In Chapter 374-376, Kogoro even out-deducts Conan when the former assumes that the real culprit is the supposed culprit's lover. It turns out that the real culprit is the supposed culprit's father instead. And Kogoro figures it right due to his similar feeling when facing Eri's father. That's right, this is the only time Kogoro beats Conan!
  • In Episode 3, Kogoro, being the Jerk Ass he is, was threatening to beat Conan if he didn't keep his mouth shut. Then Ayumi came to kick him in the shin. Whether you love or hate Kogoro, he was kind of asking for it.
  • Chapter 5: It's pretty awesome that Ran can stop a force hard enough to kill a small child with one arm. And also batter him afterwards.
  • Takagi, almost always the Butt Monkey, gets a big one when he's Alone with the Psycho, and then Satou (who's not alone, but with Conan and Co. but Takagi doesn't know that) calls him to his cellphone. The other notices and wants to force him to reply, putting the poor guy in quite the predicament because it'd make Satou come to his aid, and he doesn't want to put her in danger. What does he do? He takes a third option and breaks his cellphone with his own hands, which not only screws with the killer's intentions but immediately tips off Satou, who calls the other police people so they can go help him. Takagi still gets shot and only his Pocket Protector saves him, but it was an excellent moment for him.
  • Chapter 800: Kogoro, Ran, Amuro, Okiya, Ai, Agasa, and Sera all show up to save Conan.
  • Chapter 830: Sera kicks Kaitou Kid in the head. Yes, that Smug Snake Gentleman Thief Karma Houdini KID, who always manages to get out unscathed from almost anything. Words cannot possibly describe the awesomeness (and hilarity) of that scene as well as the pleasure it will give you, so go look it up.
  • In one story, upon solving the case, Conan and Kogoro figure out that the three men who apparently owned the house they were investigating were actually thieves trying to loot treasure inside. When the thieves go to attack them, Conan and Kogoro manage to knock out all but one. That one tries to take Ran hostage. There's one panel of an Oh, Crap reaction from the two men (including Kogoro actually telling the thief "Er, that isn't such a good idea...") before Ran uses her karate to knock the holy hell out of her attacker.
  • In the anime filler "The Victim Who Came Back" (Episode 303), Mitsuhiko actually manages to out-deduct Conan.
  • In Chapter 808, Satou goes Violently Protective Girlfriend and freaking jumps off a police helicopter to save Takagi from a cruel Death Trap in which he has been for two days. Then she shoots off the noose around his neck and tackles him so they can get away of the time bomb placed next to him.
    • Let's give Takagi his due credit, too. Despite being tied up, weakened, cold and completely defenseless, the guy manages to not lose the remains of his cool and keeps himself as poised and safe as his horrible situation, and drop some hints so someone can help him/the police can find him. Even more so: when he manages to untie his legs and try dropping the bomb away from him with his feet, he realizes that a group of kids is nearby and uses his legs to keep the bomb close so it won't explode near the children.
  • Makoto, the "Prince of Kick" who's undefeated in 400 tournaments from around the world, becomes Jirokichi Suzuki's world's strongest security system to protect the jewel from Kaitou Kid in Chapters 862-864. There's a list of awesome moments in these chapters:
    • To prove he's an asset to the police department, a video was taken showing a dozen bodyguards surrounding Makoto and aiming their guns (with BB bullets) at point blank range at him. Amazingly, he manages to catch ALL of the bullets fired at him and takes down the guards after they finish firing at him.
    • Not only did he manage to protect the jewel, he was even able to see through Kid's disguise when Kid was disguised as Sonoko by 'Sonoko's' index finger. However, Kid manages to escape with the jewel and ran away through the roof window while Makoto gives chase. How he manage to chase him? He kicks most of the pillars in the room and uses it as leverage and does a flying kick through the roof, shocking both Conan and Kid of his method. In the end, he manages to protect it due to Kid's bet on Sonoko.
  • Ran delivering this line to a suspect who claimed that the murder he committed took a lot of courage:
    "Courage is a word of justice. It means the quality of mind that enables one to face apprehension with confidence and resolution. It is not right to use it as an excuse to kill someone."
  • Heiji's "confession" to Kazuha. Why is this moment awesome? Because his "confession" happened because of just how protective he is of her. Made even more awesome on how he took on some crooks (who turned out to not be so) in order to protect his Kazuha. His epic confession is right here:
    "Whatcha doin' to MY Kazuha!!?"
  • The fact that Conan revealed his true identity to Eisuke when the latter wanted to take Ran to America with him. He makes it very clear that no one will take Ran away from him. Both awesome and romantic.
    • Made even more awesome on Eisuke's part: He already knew that Conan was Shinichi Kudo from the moment they met, and pretended that he was going to ask Ran to go to America, using that excuse to see what Conan would say. And his guess was spot on.
  • Shiratori's flashback shows Child!Kobayashi, who he thought at the moment was Child!Satou, standing up to two grown men who were attempting to steal from a manga from a store. Shiratori himself was pretty awesome back then: he manages to keep his cool despite being a tiny little kid and scares them into giving the manga back by basically reciting laws regarding theft at them as an improvised "The Reason You Suck" Speech. The last one gets a Call Back later, when the adult Shiratori does pretty much the same to the culprit that targeted Kobayashi, reciting laws regarding self-defense to shut him up. (And it triggers Kobayashi's memories of their encounter above.
  • After Kazuha suggests to Heiji that he take a break from doing detective work on the case, he starts yelling at her for trying to do so. However, when Heiji gets one very intimidating glare from Chief Toyama to make Heiji shut up and politely turn down Kazuha's invitation.
  • The Detective Boys, usually scrappies, have some moments in Non-Serial Movie 5 too.
  • Almost every side character has a moment of badass when confronting a thief at an amusement park. The Detective Boys chase him down, with Mitsuhiko throwing a mop at his legs to trip him and Genta knocking him onto the ground. He then looks up to find Ran standing in front of him and tries to stop her, only to get beaten up with her karate. He then runs towards the nearby Kazuha, thinking her to be an easier target, who easily tosses him several meters with her aikido skills. Unfortunately, he lands near Ayumi, whom he uses as a hostage to try and leave the amusement park, only to back into Sonoko who was trying to enter. Not realizing the situation, she of all people gets an (accidental) badass moment when she gets pissed at him trying to exit through the entrance and hits him lightly on the back of the head, surprising him into dropping Ayumi. Then he tries to run again, taking another woman as hostage... except that woman is Sato, who proceeds to suplex his ass into the ground.
  • The Desperate Revival Story Arc may be noted more for the emotional depth than moments of awesome but it still isn't lacking in them. The evidence is as follows:
    • Episode 189 has the Detective Boys figuring out a mystery and outwitting criminals that are searching for them without assistance from Conan. The fact that they are in a dangerous situation that they escape without luck makes it more impressive.
    • Episode 190 has the Black Knight in a play, really a temporarily cured Shinichi, dropping down from the sky onto stage to save Ran, who is playing a princess, as part of the act. Then when someone screams he promptly gets her behind him to protect her. When his identity is revealed in the next episode this all becomes much cooler than it already is. There is also Kazuha instantly recognizing Heiji who is disguised as Shinichi with the disguise being Latex Perfection good.
    • Episode 191 has the Black Knight in the play pull a Dramatic Unmask to reveal himself as Shinichi Kudo while Conan is around at the same time!
    • Episode 192 has Ran reveal her theory about Conan being Shinichi. The theory being that Shinichi got into some kind of trouble and went to Agasa to get some kind of drug that would shrink him. Shinichi himself acknowledges that she is right. It is impressive that she was able to come up with such an accurate theory with next to no information about the details.
  • Episode 202 has a particularly good moment for Kogoro. When a suspected murderer bumps into Ran while fleeing a murder scene Kogoro goes Papa Wolf and wants to find the guy. When a local officer says that office politics would make that difficult Kogoro grabs him and says in an even voice that his daughter could have been killed so he better cut the crap and help him. When they get to the suspect's house Kogoro instantly breaks through the door.
    • The same episode also has Conan stopping a runaway bus by using his elastic suspenders to anchor to a boulder it passes right before it would have run off the road.
  • Episode 204 has Takagi solve a mystery before Conan. Impressive considering he is usually on the low end when it come to deductive ability.
    • Another one has Takagi out-deducing Conan and Sato by realizing that the culprit of the case has repented and wants to kill himself to atone, arriving to his house and saving him from going the Bath Suicide way. Megure is all "So Proud of You" when he finds out, and for good reason.
  • Episode 219 has a couple of moments, both centering on Xanatos Speed Chess.
    • The first half of the episode details the first confrontation between Shinichi before he was shrunk and Kid. He comes closer to catching the thief than anytime Conan has tried. It comes down to Kid managing to narrowly outwit him to escape but Shinichi practically had him gift wrapped for the police.
    • The second half focuses on a group of detectives being gathered together to solve a mystery and getting taken out one by one by traps that are almost Saw level clever. The real shining moment however comes when the culprit is apparently Driven to Suicide and jumps out of a police helicopter only for Kogoro to jump out after her, revealing himself to actually be Kid in disguise! He follows up the moment by tying a cord attached to helicopter to the culprit and gliding away.
  • Episode 225 has the Detective Boys solving a case before Conan. Even better is that they do this by using information that he disregarded. Haibara even calls him out on thinking that all criminals are like the complicated ones he usually goes up against.
  • Episode 230 has Gin show how dangerous he really is on his own merits. His other appearances have him acting on behalf of the Black Organization to emphasize how dangerous it is as a whole but here it instantly sees through Vermouth's disguise and tries to stab her in the head with an ice pick. Not a bad way to move from showing a crime syndicate dangerous on its own merits to lethal on your own.
  • Episode 231 has Jodie taking out one of the criminals that has hijacked a bus. When the man threatens her with his gun she doesn't even blink because she was able to activate the safety on it without him realizing it. Taunting him about it was just icing on the cake.
    • Another passenger who was going to be used as decoy by the hijackers was about to clock one of them in the back of the head, only for Conan to knock the criminal out with his watch first.
    • Really the entire sequence where the hijackers are thwarted deserves mention, especially the part where Conan is able to tell the driver to bring the bus to a screeching halt which knocks down the criminals.
  • Episode 239 has Conan giving a Shut Up, Hannibal! combined with "The Reason You Suck" Speech to his soccer idol for his crime. As heartbreaking as the moment, it was no doubt a powerful, effectively short speech. He even speaks English during the entire speech. Conan's words were so strong that Ray decided to turn himself in, with no attempts to escape.
    Conan: (to Ray Curtis) Stop. Stop it, Ray. Even if you are facing a bitter aspect of life...Drugs and murder are foul, without any excuse...Deserve a red card, for a loser.
  • Episode 241 has Takagi grabbing an empty coffee can that Conan was going to Megaton Kick and throw it so hard that it hit the culprit in the back of the head and knocked them down. It must be repeated, a somewhat bumbling recurring character interrupted The Ace of a main character's Signature Move so he could take down a criminal. Damn is Takagi a Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass.
  • Episode 242 has the Detective Boys flawlessly leading a criminal into a police ambush.
  • Episodes 253-254 have Sato unwittingly choosing Shiratori to discuss an arranged marriage with. To get out of it she makes a bet with Shiratori that if Takagi shows up at the place where they are having discussions then Shiratori will drop the subject but if Takagi doesn't show up then she has to agree to marry him. The problem is that Takagi is working on a case that has all witnesses contradicting details about a criminal. Shinichi decides to help them out by calling Takagi and helping work out the truth but has to leave the final part of the puzzle up to Takagi, who manages to psych out and capture the criminal. He doesn't have enough time to get to the place however so Conan is able to fool Shiratori into believing that Takagi made it in time.
  • Episode 259 has Conan come up with a plan to trap some criminals that have taken a hostage and are traveling in a car dressed up as a patrol car by having several officers surround them with their cars and braking, causing them come to a full stop which knocks down the criminals and gives the police enough time to corner them before they can threaten their hostage.
    • The episode also has the return of Akai Shuichi from the bus hijacking case who starts establishing himself as something more by scaring the criminals by just staring at them. Not a Death Glare either, just a normal glance.
  • Episode 263 is one of the 2 hour specials and does not disappoint with what would be expected. First Heiji refuses to call Shinichi to get his help with a case, wanting to solve it himself. Then when the culprit attacks him with an actual sword he jumps on top of it and knocks the culprit out with a discarded sheath. At the end of the episode Heiji's father pulls a Big Damn Heroes moment to save him from some criminals, bringing along backup to easily apprehend them.
  • The 2nd OVA has Eri figuring out who broke a very expensive bottle of wine... but keeping quiet in order to keep Kogoro from drinking.
  • Episode 268 has Makoto pull a Big Damn Heroes to save everyone from a couple of killers. First he pulls a Bullet Dodge and then he and Ran kick the man in the face at the same time.
  • Episode 284 has a threatening looking man trying to escort Kogoro form a restaurant and Ran responding with a karate kick that stops right at his throat.
  • Episode 286 has Yukiko responding to Shinichi's taunting by doing some Crazy Awesome driving to get to a theater on time.
    • There was also Ran tackling someone out of the way of a falling suit of armor.
  • Episode 288 has Ran saving a serial killer from falling to his death and when Shinichi comes to help the killer asks why he would do that, which leads to this line:
    Shinichi:"To save a live a logical mind isn't needed."
    • He follows this up by talking down the criminal from trying to kill him by pointing out that if he does then the FBI will catch him but he also can't bring the man in as things are so he has to let him go but promises to track him down.
  • Movie 6 has the Detective Boys and Ran knocking out a group of adult thugs.
  • Episode 295 has Conan and the Detective Boys taking down some criminals that kidnapped Ran and being Genre Savvy enough bring rope to restrain them with.
  • Episode 302 has the police department almost effortlessly thwarting a robbery that was being covered up by bombings by disguising a few officers as the workers that would be taken hostage and having the rest hide until needed.
  • Episode 304 has a few, as is fitting of the two hour specials.
    • First is the Heroic Sacrifice of Matsuda, Sato's old partner. He refuses to disarm a bomb in order to get a hint to find a more destructive bomb that has been hidden. As the clock counts down he just has One Last Smoke, even making a joke to himself about the no smoking sign.
    • Later it seems like Takagi and Conan have fallen into the same trap as Matsuda did only for Conan to disarm the bomb at the last second, figuring the hidden location of the worse bomb by using only part of the hint instead of the full hint.
    • Finally there is Sato's confrontation with the bomber. The man turns into a Dirty Coward and starts pleading with her, which causes her to shoot at him. The bullet misses and lodges itself into the wall right next to him. She is ready to open fire on him again, only for Takagi to show up and try to talk her down. When she refuses to hear reason he resorts to using an Armor-Piercing Slap to get through to her.
  • The third OVA has Heiji joining Conan in taking out the criminals by using his kendo skills. Not to mention Ran and Kazuha helping with their martial arts abilities.
  • Episodes 309-311 has Conan pulling several gambits in order to set a trap to get a lead on the Black Organization. When he finally has things set up for Vodka to set off Gin shows up and it takes him a few seconds at most to realize that it's a trap. It also causes him to realize that someone is investigating the Black Organization. Gin pretty much proves himself to be a criminal version of Shinichi when it comes to cunning.
  • In episode 317 after Kogoro talks down to him again Conan decides to look him right in the eyes when using his stun watch.
  • In episode 331 after Kogoro makes a joke about how Conan was almost swept away by a river Ran promptly puts the fear of god in him.
  • Episode 333 has Eri finding out that Kogoro has gotten into very steep debt and as punishment decides to tie him to the couch while he is passed out drunk.
    • There was also Ran breaking down a door with her karate.
  • Episode 345 is a whopping 2 1/2 hours and does not disappoint in the moments.
    • First is Jodie revealing that she had figured out Vermouth was disguising herself as Araide and had also figured out that Sharon Vineyard and Chris Vineyard are the same person before telling Vermouth to surrender because she was surrounded.
    • Which is immediately countered by Vermouth having another member of the organization snipe Jodie before revealing that she disguised herself as Jodie to remove the backup and also that she was aware of the investigation that was searching for her and was only pretending not to have caught on. She takes Jodie's gun and is ready to shoot her dead...
    • Before Shinichi, who was disguised as Haibara to fool her, uses his super kick shoes to disarm her and targets her with his watch while using her as a shield from the sniper while his internal dialogue reveals that his mother helped disguise both himself and Heiji in order to fool the Black Organization.
    • Then things start to go wrong when Haibara shows up for real and lets Vermouth take advantage of the distraction in order to turn Shinichi's watch against him to knock him out. Despite this Haibara is able to get her fear under control in order to calmly make an offer to Vermouth: she lets herself be killed and the Black Organization leaves everyone connected to her alone. Vermouth agrees to the deal and is about to kill Haibara...
    • Until Ran jumps out of the trunk and after several bullet dodges throws herself on top of Haibara to be a human shield. Vermouth, for her own reasons, orders the sniper to cease fire but when he doesn't listen she fires near him to get him to stop. With that dealt with she starts shooting right next to Ran in order to get her to move but Ran refuses. The situation gets resolved when Jodie is able to move herself to a spot where the sniper can't target her and trains her gun on Vermouth. Then things look to go wrong again when they both hear someone walking towards them and think it's the sniper.
    • Only for it to be a Big Damn Heroes moment by Shuichi Akai, whose mere appearance causes Vermouth to have a visible Oh, Crap moment. He casually mentions having broken the sniper's legs and disarming him before beating Vermouth in a quick draw contest by shooting first with a shotgun! Vermouth is barely able to get away by using Conan as a hostage and seems to have eked out something resembling a victory when she receives a text from the leader of the organization and notices that Shinichi is wearing a wave recorder that now has information that could lead to the boss of the Black Organization. Vermouth looks to be in a corner before she fills her car with knockout gas which would have sent them both to sleep if she hadn't shot herself in the leg to stay conscious and escape.
    • The post credits scene reveals that Vermouth was the serial killer from the New York case in order to lure out Shuichi Akai who is considered by the leader of The Syndicate to be the Silver Bullet, someone who could take down the organization, showing how dangerous he is to them. Vermouth thinks to herself that Shinichi could be the Silver Bullet instead, showing how dangerous she finds him.
  • Episode 347 has Haibara refusing to join the witness protection program in order to get away from the Black Organization. She knows exactly how dangerous this group is and is terrified of them but she still makes the decision to stand and fight against them however she can.
  • Episode 356 has Kid managing to get his hands on a jewel by disguising himself as Sonoko's uncle, going as far as stealing the man's motorbike to escape. Conan reveals himself, having hidden in the sidecar where the jewel is. Kid loses him by separating the sidecar but Conan is able to steer it into a trail of gasoline that Kid didn't notice was leaking from the bike with the sparks igniting the trail which prompts a massive Oh, Crap from Kid before the bike explodes.
  • Episodes 358-359 have Takagi and Sato on a date, with some members of the department tailing them. Takagi was aware of this being a possibility and tried to throw them off with baseball tickets while he and Sato went to an amusement park but Shiratori realized otherwise and is able to disrupt things by sending tickets to the Detective Boys and calling away Agasa so the couple will have to look after them. The plan works well enough that neither Takagi or Satou realize just what Shiratori was up to.
    • There was also Takagi managing to dodge Conan's super kick so it can take out a criminal.
  • Episode 372 has Kogoro exposing a culprit by throwing a juice can at him which causes the man to drop some tennis balls that he was intending to dispose of that had his fingerprints on them which destroys his alibi. Kogoro goes on to give a "Reason You Suck" Speech to the culprit which was motivated by the fact that the victim was a baseball player Eri was a fan of and his murder meant that Kogoro couldn't give her an autographed baseball from the player.
  • Episode 375 has the culprit of a case getting everyone at gunpoint with a shotgun. Conan beats him by using a soccer ball to draw the man's fire while he uses the distraction to tranq him.
  • Episode 384 has Kogoro targeted for death by an unknown assailant who isn't exactly worried over collateral damage in his efforts but Kogoro refuses to go into hiding because he doesn't want other people becoming victims of the man. One of those moments where you realize that Kogoro for all his faults is a Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass, emphasis on Badass.
    • A stand out moment of the episode is him noticing that a truck is speeding towards him while looking for info so he tackles Ran and Conan out of the way and is so ticked off that he chases down the speeding truck as it escapes and actually catches up to it and jumps onto the door so he can catch the perpetrator. He regrettably fails but it is definitely one of his best moments.
  • Episode 387 resolves a small sub-plot that had been going on since episode 372. During the confrontation with Vermouth Conan noticed something about the way she dialed the boss of the organization and was reminded of it during the the former case. He spent the time since then trying to figure out what stood and was able to eventually work out that the way Vermouth dialed resembles musical notes. The culprit of the current case revealed to Conan that the notes are for the song "Seven Children", which gives him a way to find the boss of the black organization!
    • A later episode somewhat takes away from this by having Haibara point out that Shinichi can't go with his plan because of the Black Organization's Theres No Kill Like Overkill way of handling potential threats but it still leaves him a way to at least identify Black Organization members. He even comments on how clever it is to use this method because of the fact that no one would be able to pick up on it if they didn't already know what to look for.
  • Episode 388 has Kogoro making a live tv appearance where he makes a fool out of himself again. But he realizes that he is putting his foot in his mouth and is able convincingly save the show by making it look his earlier dialogue was just a way to hype up what the producers actually wanted him to say. Even Shinichi praises the quick thinking involved.
    • Later when an executive at a brewery Kogoro likes is acting obnoxious about changing the methods used at the brewery Kogoro gives his opinion that the old way is better, ignores the man when questioned by him, thanks the employees for the sake and walks out. A quiet moment from a normally bombastic man.
  • Episodes 398-399 have Ran suspecting that Conan is Shinichi because she sees a mail she sent to Shinichi appear on Conan's phone. Rather than confront Conan directly she spends the episodes knowingly and purposely implying that she has caught on to him, terrifying the boy with her not so subtle actions which she picks up on as proof that she is right.
  • Episode 425 is a 2 1/2 hour one and proves to be one of the most tense episodes yet. Conan inadvertently stumbles onto a Black Organization plot when his transmitter gets stuck on the shoe of one of Kogoro's clients, resulting in some Xanatos Speed Chess in order to not only thwart their plot but also keep them from finding the transmitter and using it to find out his identity.
    • For more detail the Black Organization plans the murder of an upcoming politician that has a very low tolerance for illegal activity. Conan helps the FBI who are back in Japan discover the target and prevent it by shooting out the sprinklers in the park where he is having an interview with Rena Muzunashi, a reporter and secretly a Black Organization member, to convince them its raining so the interview is cancelled. Gin simply responds to this by saying they're going with Plan B but also figures out from static on the phone that a transmitter has been planted and believes it to have been planted by Kogoro, who was working a case for Rena earlier in the day.
    • In the meantime the BO members focus on the assassination, which is a Wounded Gazelle Gambit to lure the politician out of his bulletproof car so they can snipe him. The FBI corner Rena, who is a key part of the plan, which causes to try and escape by pulling off a bike stunt that causes the motorcycle she is riding to land on top of a moving car. A child wandering on to the road causes the car to come to a complete stop, knocking Rena off and giving her a concussion. This allows the FBI to finally capture a Black Organization member, although one they can't immediately question.
    • Unfortunately because of the above actions ruining the plan Gin decides to take the other members with him to kill Kogoro. When they are just about to have snipers shoot Kogoro dead Conan uses his super kick as a diversion. Gin decides to just add Conan to the hit but Vermouth voices that it could draw police attention, which instantly causes Gin to point his gun at her in the belief that she is hiding something. He does concede that she has a point and brings out the transmitter to point out they can simply get the fingerprints off of it to figure out who to kill when it is literally shot out from between his fingers by gunfire causing him to have an Oh, Crap moment. The snipers identify that came from a distant building that is at least 700 yards away, a distance that is beyond even the snipers' own ability to hit a target from. Gin grabs one of the sniper rifles and uses the scope to identify who could have fired and discovers that it is Shuichi Akai, who waits until he is seen to fire another shot right through the scope. Without missing a beat he proceeds to shoot Gin at least two more times before the other members are able to retreat.
  • A robbery case has Shiratori mocking Takagi over how a brooch that he was hoping to buy for Satou is now impossible to give her because it was one of the things and that she wouldn't want something tainted like that. The end of the case reveals that Yumi fooled Takagi into thinking the brooch was for Satou while planning to borrow it from her because she doesn't like flashy things but the robbery keeps Takagi from falling for it. Shiratori on the other hand did get fooled into doing this by Yumi, making it a good case of Laser-Guided Karma for earlier.
  • Episode 445 has Conan figuring out a coded message that Kogoro has been tasked with figuring out but having to leave for school before he can do anything about, so he sets things up catnip to draw Eri's cat that Ran is watching for the day to things that can help Kogoro solve the code.
  • Episode 449 has Satou take Yumi's place as a decoy bride at a wedding in order to apprehend a criminal. When the criminal stabs her in attempted Taking You with Me it fails because of how tough the corset wires on the wedding dress are. Satou fails to chase him down because of trouble moving in the dress but calls for Ran to deal with him as he is charging at Conan, which gets him roundhouse kicked into a bush.
  • Episode 487 has Conan declaring that he can't use the Sleeping Kogoro act around Satou because of how perceptive she is. He normally reserves that kind of caution for the Black Organization.
  • Episode 526 has Megure getting on Takagi's case for losing someone he was supposed to be tailing, only for Takagi to bite back for once by pointing out to him that he was in a situation where he couldn't keep following her. Megure actually concedes that Takagi has a point.
  • Episode 527 has Conan thwarting three simultaneous murder attempts in such a way that evidence can't be hidden by the culprits.
  • Episode 529 has Ran getting fed up with Eri's immature attitude towards calling Kogoro for help on a case and calling him regardless before handing the phone to her mother.
    • The ending reveals that Kogoro figured out how the culprit killed someone before Shinichi could and tipped Eri off about it by playing one of his old tapes that he used to use for tricks similar to the one the culprit used.
  • "The Aquarium Case" has Conan flashbacking to a murder case that occurred at the title area; during the after the discovery of the body, where he as Shinichi gives a Badass Boast to Ran by comparing detectives to sharks:
    Shinichi: (to Ran) "They’re like sharks. Sharks can smell the faintest trace of blood. They approach using their sense of smell, determine their prey’s exact location, and attack. They head to the crime scene when they smell blood. They use all their senses to find the culprit. They tear into their prey with the sharp teeth of evidence. That’s what a detective does.”

Specials

  • Lupin III vs Detective Conan is a Crossover between two Long Runner series that are about a master thief and master detective. Of course there would be moments.
    • First is when someone that attempted to poison the princess of a foreign country tries to make an escape and Conan calls for Kogoro to stop him. Kogoro gets a mildly annoyed look on his face and puts his handkerchief back in his shirt pocket before clobbering the guy.
    • When the police raise concerns about the incident with a chancellor of the country and are brushed off, Takagi of all gets ticked off and marches towards the man. Megure just grabs him without even looking to stop him.
    • Then when the same chancellor leaves with Ran, who is masquerading as the princess, Conan manages to sneak on to the plane by grabbing the landing gear before it folds in.
    • Later when Lupin gets trapped in a safe because of Fujiko he calls Jigen for help. Jigen brings in Goemon who drops on the roof to cut through it and several floors to cut into the safe and save Lupin.
    • Lupin then uses the escape to disguise himself as Kogoro and not only dodges Conan's tranquilizer dart but picks up on his normal routine with Kogoro and acts with him to expose the Big Bad, who threatens to kill everyone with a bomb but is thwarted by Fujiko using a jamming device that she used to break into the safe.
    • Zenigata in general in this special. He first appears after being called by Megure in order to get Kogoro to the country where Ran has been taken. Then he wakes up a few seconds after being hit by Conan's stun dart. Finally he cuffs Lupin disguised as Kogoro, revealing that he figured it out after Kogoro uses Lupin's nickname for him but waits long enough for the Big Bad to be exposed.
  • OVA 4 has Kid pretty much ambushed by a rival jewel thief while on top of a train. He escapes by releasing his cape which tangles the man up long enough to distract him from slamming into an incoming tunnel entrance.

Movie

  • In a series this long, it's bound to happen from time to time. Since taking down any case can be one depending on the case, it's best to limit these to insane things such as in the 5th movie, Countdown to Heaven: The kids are stuck in a penthouse with a bomb about to go off. The only place they can escape to is the roof of a building about 60m away and 2m down. They have a car in the room with them, but it can't gain enough speed to make the jump. They use the explosion to boost the speed of the car by driving out the window right as the bomb goes off. Ayumi has to count down from 30 seconds exactly to time when the bomb will go off and when the car needs to start driving. Haibara decides she'll make a Heroic Sacrifice by counting down while sitting next to the bomb, but Genta jumps out and forces her into the car just in time to drive off. The explosion propels them far enough, but Haibara is falling out of the car because she wasn't buckled in. Mitsuhiko is able to grab her and hold on for the rest of the fall, but Haibara is out just far enough to be hit by some decorative pillars, so Conan takes the helmet he'd given Ayumi and super kicks it into the pillars, shattering them just enough for Haibara to graze by. They land the car in the other building's pool and are safe.
    • Don't forget earlier, when Ran and Conan are trying to escape from the same building, when another bomb set part of it on fire. The bridge they were going to use to get to the next building was blown up, and fire was closing in on both sides of the hallway they were in, cutting off all ways out. What do they do? Ran grabs a fire hose and ties it into a harness for herself and Conan. She then uses it to bungee jump out the window, knowing full well that all it has to do is break, and they both go splat on the ground. When the fire hose runs out, she ten pendulum-swings to the nearest window (which is on a floor not on fire), kicks it open, and climbs inside with Conan so they can escape.
  • Movie 7 is absolutely filled with moments so let us count them down.
    • The first stand out moment would be Heiji engaging in a motorcycle chase with the Big Bad of the movie. He manages to keep up through tree roots and even a cut bridge. It takes being distracted by a smoke bomb and led into almost hitting a speeding train for the guy to lose Heiji.
  • Heiji is attacked and almost killed by a masked man, only to be save at the last second by Kazuha, who hits him with sock hard enough to crack his mask and disorient him. She then acts as if the police have arrived, scaring the assailant off.
    • Then there would be Shinichi returning to normal for a little while. This is a big deal in the series proper and here he more or less figures out a cheat to do so by mixing a drug that induces cold symptoms and Paikel.
    • Of course that pales in comparison to the reason he did it, which was to save Kazuha who was taken hostage while Heiji was indisposed.
    • And that is completely outshined by the ensuing battle, which looks like something out of a samurai movie. First Heiji saves a cornered Shinichi and Kazuha by Dressing as the Enemy and pulling a Big Damn Heroes by engaging in a sword fight with the Big Bad. When Heiji's sword gets broken and Shinichi has to leave before he shrinks back to Conan things look dark before Heiji finds a freaking Muramasa to use! Shinichi, who has just shrunk back into Conan, returns as soon as possible and uses his Megaton Kick to ward off the Mooks, with Kazuha using her Aikido skills to help. Things take another turn for the worse when the Big Bad brings out a Poisoned Weapon and has his Mooks aiming arrows at Heiji but Conan tricks them into using up their arrows and then uses them as stepping stones to get enough height to aim a super kicked soccer ball at the poisoned sword. With that advantage taken away Heiji easily takes the man out. The Mooks get dealt with by Ran and Kogoro, who were drawn to where the fight was by a fire Conan started to draw attention.
  • The movies are especially prone to this due to their increased budget and role as summer blockbusters. This Troper is especially fond of Movie 8, Magician of the Silver Sky, where the plane and all its passengers are saved by the collective effort of Conan, Kid, Ran and Sonoko, of all people—including a holy shit moment when Hakodate Airport is SET ON FIRE by accident and Movie 15, Quarter of Silence, where Conan saves the day by snowboarding, causing an enormous avalanche to save a town from being washed away due to a broken dam.
  • Movie 8 has the latter half taking place on a plane where the pilots have been poisoned, the runway gets set on fire, and the plane is running out of fuel, so you know there are going to be good moments.
    • Conan and Kid have an all out fight between each other, which is about as awesome as it sounds. First Kid throws off Conan by mimicking Ran's voice and using ventriloquism to make it seem like she is approaching and then uses his card gun to shoot at Conan. Conan dodges and uses his super kick only for Kid, in a franchise first, to dodge it. Kid proceeds to use his card gun to back Conan up against the railing and seems to have him dead to rights only for Conan to go tumbling over the railing. Kid takes off after him with his hang glider but is forced to dodge Conan's tranquilizer, which puts him below Conan, who then reveals that he is wearing a paraglider. The height advantage allows him to chase down Kid onto the top of a speeding train after both of them discard their gliders. Kid escapes by revealing that he has a cable attached to his still moving glider.
    • When it seems like the plane is about to crash because its too dark to see a path Kid bails out and glides away to get attention from the police so he can use their siren lights to brighten a pier to use it as a makeshift runway.
    • Kogoro gets a couple moments as well. When Nakamori insults Megure Kogoro gives the man a death glare for insulting his former boss. Then when the culprit, a makeup artist, says they were motivated by their pride as one being damaged, Kogoro calls her out on this by saying that if that were really the case they wouldn't have used their makeup to murder someone.
  • In Movie 9, Strategy Above the Depths, for the first time Kogoro manages to deduce and solve the case quicker and more correctly than Conan WITHOUT any hints whatsoever.
    • How did it happen? He actually figures out that the culprit might be a woman when he remembers a couple walking past him, and notices the female walks the same way as the culprit does when he bumps into her at the first murder. Despite him pointing out that Akiyoshi is the real culprit, he has no proof and makes an excuse to use the toilet. What he actually does is go to her room and dismantle her weapon. He even stays behind when the ship is about to sink in order to catch her in the act, and manages to stop the assassination even before Conan rushes back to the ship using the jetski, having realized the mistake in his deduction.
    • Even better is how he goes about doing this. He starts by revealing to her that he tampered with the murder weapon she was going to use and when she attacks him while trying an I Surrender, Suckers he catches her by the wrist without even opening his eyes. The ensuing fight doesn't go so well for him, considering she clobbers him, but that only happens because he outright refuses to fight back. When Conan's appearance distracts her he takes advantage of it to judo flip her unconscious.
  • Movie 10 has Conan being chased by bike riding henchmen, one of which he buries under crates of paint by using his super kick. They eventually regroup and start chasing him while he is using his skateboard but he escapes them by jumping on top of cordoned off bridge. A lucky shot is the only reason he doesn't make a full escape.
    • Kid gets a couple of good moments as well. He thwarts the villains plan by revealing he had broken into their several times without their knowledge and installed knockout gas dispensers in the lights, which he uses to subdue them. He also saves everyone when they're on a roller coaster and a bomb that was unintentionally brought on to it is about to explode by grabbing the bomb mid-glide so fast that Conan barely notices him doing so and throwing it into the air, making everyone think it was a firework.
  • The Eleventh Striker movie has the culprit trying to attack Takagi while in the middle of a Villainous Breakdown. Takagi gets one for not freaking out and managing to dodge their furious attack - and then Sato has hers via grabbing the culprit's arm and easily slamming them on the ground. Takagi isn't half as skilled in self-defense as his Action Girlfriend Sato is, but this particular scene gives them a borderline Battle Couple moment.
  • Ran's moment from Movie 13, The Raven Chaser. Conan's been beaten up by Irish, and he tells Ran to get away when he sees her at the entrance of the observation deck. What does Ran do? She stays, standing a couple of feet away from Irish, and dodges the bullet he fires at her before launching some of her karate attacks at him. She may have lost the upper hand after a while, as Irish is much more experienced than she is, but damn, this girl is badass!

Live Action

  • In the first live action drama after dealing with an obstinate police officer Kogoro declares that he'll show him what a detective unbound by the rules of an organization can do. Especially since his leaving the department is normally something of an Old Shame for Kogoro so hearing him embrace for is rather nice.
    • At the climax of the drama Kogoro saves the day by getting a soccer ball to Shinichi, who is being held at gunpoint by the culprit, which he uses to disarm them. Then when he can't defuse a bomb that is about to explode he tosses it into the air then kicks the soccer ball into it to send it through a sky light and put himself and Ran outside of the range of the explosion.
  • The second live action drama has Ran thwarting a Black Organization attack on Haibara by karate kicking the knife out of an assassin's hands.

Openings and Endings

  • Ending 10, Winter Bells, has the powerful image of Gin and Vodka, depicted as gigantic figures, meeting Shinichi who smirks at them as Conan and they just turn and walk away as if to say "come after us if you dare".

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