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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DubNameChange: Rachel Moore.
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* TheAce: Ran is a karate champion, an excellent cook, gets good grades, popular with the opposite sex, and is a well liked person.
* ActionGirl: She's got a good record for getting herself out of scrapes with criminals, being a national karate champion.
* ActionGirlfriend: {{Subverted|Trope}}. She is Shinichi's LoveInterest ''and'' an ActionGirl but he's stuck as Conan and therefore, whenever she goes MamaBear on anyone that threatens him, she doesn't know she's actually defending her "not"-boyfriend.
* AffectionateNickname: "Angel" by Vermouth.
* AgeLift: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. The difference isn't too extreme but still noticeable. In the manga, Ran is 16; in the anime, Ran's age is increased by a year.
* AllLovingHeroine: Ran is a '''genuinely''' NiceGirl, who has enough compassion for murderers (well, some), and will never hesitate to save someone's life. Criminal or not.
* AlmostKiss: In canon; she does score a kiss in the non-Canonical Movies.
* AnimalMotifs: Haibara states Ran would be similar to a dolphin. A description that matches Ran perfectly due to her approachable nature, cuteness, and loyalty.
* BadassAdorable: Adorable all the time and can always kick ass.
* BadassInDistress: More in {{The Movie}}s. In ''Captured in Her Eyes'', [[spoiler: after spending almost the while movie as a quiet [[TheOphelia Ophelia]] afflicted TraumaInducedAmnesia, as soon as she recovered her memories she beat the ''shit'' out of the BigBad, who caused it by shooting Sato almost to death in front of her.]]
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Ran in some of the OP and ED animations-shown nude either in full body (without anything showing), or implied by showing a close-up with bare shoulders. Presumably intended to imply Ran's [[{{Woobie}} vulnerability]] from being kept apart from Shinichi for so long.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Her friendship with Shinichi began after he defended her from bullies when they were children.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Shinichi. They tend to argue from time-to-time, but they have romantic feelings for one another.
* BerserkButton: Ran gets quite peeved when she thinks that Shinichi may be committing infidelity (even though they're not in a relationship).
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Ran is one of the kindest, bravest, and selfless characters in the WHOLE franchise. You ''don't'' want to make her use her karate skills on you.
* BigSisterInstinct: Don't try to kill Conan with her in the vicinity.
* BirdsOfAFeather:
** Despite outwardly different personalities, she and Shinichi share many traits -- Both [[AllLovingHero have a deep respect for life]], [[ChronicHeroSyndrome a penchant for rushing to help someone in need]], are the [[TheAce the aces in their respective field(s)]], [[NervesOfSteel remain calm in dangerous situations]], and [[UndyingLoyalty have a deep loyalty to their friends and family.]] The two of them are also incredibly stubborn in their ways, have a strong sense of justice, play a sport they enjoy (Ran – karate, Shinichi – soccer), play an instrument (Ran – piano, Shinichi – violin). On an amusing note, both have {{Improbable Hairstyle}}s (see individual sections for explanation) and a family situation of some kind (Ran’s parents are separated and Shinichi’s parents moved to Los Angeles when he was 14). Also, both also have a number of admirers of the opposite sex.
** With Kazuha -- Practitioners of a martial art (karate for Ran, aikido for Kazuha), afraid of the supernatural, [[FriendToAllChildren love of children]], are {{Dude Magnet}}s but [[SingleTargetSexuality only have eyes for]] [[ChildhoodFriendRomance their childhood best friend]]. And even though they can be exasperated by their love interest's detective work and occasional jerkish side, both think that whenever their "not" boyfriends solving cases look cool when doing so and [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan admire them for their better qualities as well]]. Also, both of their fathers are connected to some kind of detective/police work.
* BoobsOfSteel: She's quite the ActionGirl, and possesses rather large breasts. [[GagBoobs Which once in a while are the subject of visual gags.]]
* BornLucky: Ran has ''absurdly'' good fortunes playing luck-based games like Poker or Mahjong. First seen when she goes into a mahjong parlor where her father Kogoro is gambling, very upset because he took Conan with him... then she gets interested in the game itself... and in the next scene she has fleeced her dad ''and his companions'' out of all their "prizes". (And then the owner of said parlor, who doubled as a loan shark, appears dead...) Another case started with her aiming to win the ''second'' prize in a raffle, which was a family trip to the beach. Conan was all "I don't think you'll win"... Cue to the next panel, with Ran happily telling Kogoro about the trip she won and a terrified-looking Conan next to her.
* BrokenPedestal: With assistance from Shinichi/Conan, Ran exposes the murder culprit in the "Ski Lodge Murder" case is her former elementary school teacher, Akiko Yonehara; this also meant that her teacher was also the one who attempted to strangle Sonoko. At the end of the deduction, she cries while hugging Conan in despair.
* CannotSpitItOut: Even though Ran is in love with Shinichi, she has repeatedly failed to convey her feelings because she suddenly becomes self-conscious.
* CharacterDevelopment: In earlier stories, she would become violently suspicious if she thought Shinichi was philandering, although more recently his confessions (in the "Holmes' Revelation" Arc) have led her to trust his intentions.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Early-manga Ran is noticeably more HotBlooded and petty than her later AllLovingHero characterization; in the "Art Museum Murder Case", Conan/Shinichi implies she ''regularly'' busts out karate moves on furniture when she doesn't get her way.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Through nothing but the karate practice she leads at school while otherwise leading a normal girl's life, Ran Mouri can take out a small army of hired thugs and knock out armed criminals. She can apparently [[DodgeTheBullet even do the bullet thing,]] at least in one of the movies. [[MST3Kmantra Don't think about it too hard.]] It could also be a slight case of ItRunsInTheFamily. At least home schooling has been mentioned, and both Kogoro and Eri know their Judo pretty well.
* ChefOfIron: Frequently noted to be an amazing cook and is a karate champion.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Shinichi. They've known each other since pre-school and are each other's canonical love interest.
* ChildhoodFriends: Ran has known both Shinichi and Sonoko since they were four. [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Her relationship with the former grew beyond friendship]].
* ChildrenRaiseYou: For Kogoro, her ManChild father. She acts more like his mother or wife than his daughter.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Ties in nicely with her NiceGirl personality and [[AllLovingHero All Loving Heroine]] philosophy.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Ran is a very sweet and kind NiceGirl who borders on AllLovingHeroine... unless she's given a reason to be jealous of a girl getting close to Shinichi. Then she gets ''very'' jealous. Thankfully, her niceness tends to shine back through.
* CluelessDudeMagnet: Ran is typically unaware of her own attractiveness, and usually remains oblivious when men try to flirt with her, often to Sonoko's exasperation, who believes her wait for Shinichi to be hopeless.
* CoolBigSis: Acts like a kind, fun, and protective older sister figure to Conan, Ai, and the Detective Boys.
* CulturedBadass: Ran appreciates the fine arts and has been noted to have a great singing voice. She can also play the piano.
* CuteBruiser: Plays karate on the national level. Dere-dominant {{Tsundere}}. For proof: there's an episode where [[spoiler:Ran (Assisted by Makoto, Sonoko's GeniusBruiser boyfriend) [[LadyOfWar took out 50-60 gang members, many armed with katanas]].]] It took 12 minutes, and not a hair was out of place.
* DaddysGirl: Kogoro may exasperate Ran with his constant drinking, womanizing, and over all laziness, but if you call him a lousy detective or take away his business, she'll [[http://imageshack.us/f/545/rano.jpg/ do this.]] On the other hand, Kogoro is pretty much an OverprotectiveDad and [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass one of the best ways to make him act competent]] is to [[PapaWolf look at his little girl in anything similar to a wrong way.]]
* DamselOutOfDistress: Her waifish figure and cute face make Ran a frequent target of criminals seeking some kind of human shield. [[https://youtu.be/vy8jE0bbXEk?t=81 Scenes like this one]] prove why this is a ''terrible'' idea.
* DemotedToExtra: In the 20th movie, Ran only has a handful of screen-time moments. A sharp contrast to how much she appeared in the previous movies.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: To Shinichi/Conan's protagonist.
* DudeMagnet: Like her "detective boyfriend", Ran has received a '''very''' high amount of attraction from the opposite sex men and so far one girl being attracted to her.
** In many of the cases she's involved in, at least one man has tried to flirt with her.
** There's [[TheHero Shinichi]], who she [[SingleTargetSexuality only has eyes for]]. In fact, Shinichi has [[LoveAtFirstSight loved her from the moment they met in pre-school.]]
** During the "Sonoko's Dangerous Summer Story" case, Sonoko comments on how most of the men that came to them and Conan only came because they wanted to flirt with Ran.
** [[spoiler:[[NewTransferStudent Eisuke Hondou]] [[LoveAtFirstSight fell for Ran the first moment he met her]] and wanted to take her to America with him.]]
** [[KendoTeamCaptain Okita]], Heiji's kendo rival, hits on her the first time they meet.
** [[PhantomThief Kaitou Kid]] at one point tried to kiss (and grope) her in a non-canonical movie.
** In a non-canon OVA, [[HospitalHottie Dr. Araide]] apparently asked for her hand in marriage, but it turned out to be Conan's dream.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Within a page or two of her introduction in the very first chapter, we see her ''crack a concrete pole'' with a single punch. Ran Mouri is ridiculously strong. Ok, duly noted.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: If we take [[BiTheWay Sera]]'s "she's just my type" and Sonoko's AmbiguouslyBi moments seriously.
* FirstLove: To Shinichi, he has been in love with since they were both ''four''.
* FlowerMotifs: In ''"The Nocturne of Red Murderous Intent Part 2"'', Conan brings Ran a bouquet of blossoms, specifically peach blossoms; peach blossoms represent happiness of love. It's also related with longevity, when reading the kanji for “hundred” 百 (momo) the same way as the one for “Peach tree” 桃 (momo). It could also mean everlasting love, and since it's a spring flower, it's also associated with weddings.
* {{Foil}}: She and Kazuha are foils to each other -- Ran lives with her father (both her parents are separated), is generally more affectionate, and is classified as a Type B {{Tsundere}}. Shinichi is not with her currently, but he's really Conan Edogawa, and because of that her romantic feelings were noticed. She is a karate expert, and implores [[KickChick a lot of kicks when fighting]]; Kazuha lives with both parents (her mother has yet to make an appearance), a little affectionate, but is capable of a lot, and is classified as a Type A {{Tsundere}}. Heiji is physically with her, but their feelings for each other have yet to be spoken. Kazuha is an Aikido expert and uses her hands more when fighting.
* FriendToAllChildren: She's a nice person in general, but especially the Detective Boys all like her very much. Ai is a little more skittish at first, being somewhat jealous of and intimidated by her popularity; she later warms up to her too when at some point [[spoiler: she reminded her of the recently murdered Akemi]]. There really doesn't seem to be a child in the world that she could not get along with.
* GeniusBruiser: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. There's more emphasis placed on her amazing karate skills than her smarts. However, in the moments where she does solve a case, Ran displays a very good memory for history, and has used her knowledge to contribute to an investigation cases more than once.
* GirlyBruiser: Karate champ, strong willed and, wears many types of dresses.
* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: Ran often wears girly dresses or skirts, is a SupremeChef, likes cute things, loves the fine arts, is a sucker for romance, and is an emotionally sensitive person. She's also a world-renowned karate expert and can be HotBlooded in certain situations.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Yeah, Ran's [[NiceGirl one of the kindest and compassionate people that you'll know in anime]] and [[AllLovingHero she won't hesitate to help anyone, friend or foe]]. That doesn't mean she can't [[ActionGirl dish out a deserved physical punishment]].
* HairstyleInertia: Ran's "horn" has been a part of her hairstyle since childhood.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Whenever she discusses how Shinichi's absence troubles her. Doesn't help that she cries when she does.
* HelloNurse: Men often pick her up instead of Sonoko. To the chagrin of the latter.
* HeterosexualLifePartners:
** Has been friends with Sonoko since childhood and have always been loyal best friends who can confide in one another about their problems.
** Ran later develops one with Kazuha -- They have become close friends since their second time they met and seem to regard each other as confidantes, since they are in similar romantic situations; and when Shinichi/Conan and Heiji are on cases together, Ran and Kazuha almost always spend the time together.
* HiddenDepths: Ran has a very good memory and attention to detail, having used her both to contribute to a case investigation more than once.
* HotBlooded: Thanks to her {{Tsundere}} tendencies or when her loved ones are threaten.
* HyperAwareness: Ran has shown very alert senses in darkness, able to notice an attacker with a weapon and strike to protect herself.
* IdenticalStranger:
** Ran is said to look a lot like a younger version of [[spoiler: Ai's [[CynicismCatalyst dead older sister Akemi]] ]], to the point that [[spoiler: Ai was reluctant to get close to Ran because she was still reeling from her terrible loss... but once [[AllLovingHero Ran]] saved Ai's life, [[MoralityPet she became almost desperately protective of Ran]] [[BecauseYouwereNiceToMe as a result]].]] It even gets lampshaded when [[spoiler: Ai]] once stares at Ran and pretty much sees her as [[spoiler: Akemi.]]
** During the "The Twenty Year Old Murderous Intent: The Symphony Serial Murder Case" case, two people notice Ran baring a striking physical and character resemblance to the deceased Yoshimi Samezaki; those two people are the deceased's father (Toji Samezaki) and fiance when she was alive (Minoru Ebina).
** In the ''DC vs. Lupin III'' special, with [[spoiler: Crown Princess Mira, a troubled young girl who's caught in a conspiracy after the death of her mother, Queen Sakura, and her heir Prince Gill.]]
* IKnowKarate: Either she or someone else will mention that she is a karate champion.
* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: Know Shinchi very well, as the last time Kaito disguised himself as him she knew he is fake. [[spoiler: He tried to grab her butt.]]
* ImprobableHairstyle: Ran's trademark feature is a large lock of hair many fans refer to as her "horn".
* InformedAbility: Apparently Ran is a good singer, but she has yet to actually sing.
* IronicName: The word ''ran'' in Japanese means [[IronicName "chaos/rebellion."]] This is indirect contrast to the responsible, rule-abiding Ran Mouri.
* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: Ran is constantly looking for her childhood friend [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Shinichi]], who is with her all along as a little boy named Conan Edogawa. Conan himself [[{{Lampshaded}} lampshades]] this at one point. [[LockedOutOfTheLoop Ran still doesn't realize this fact up to the present manga chapter.]]
* IWillWaitForYou: To avoid making Shinichi choose between her and his important case (really an excuse because Shinichi has turned into Conan and can't return), she has decided to wait for him to finish it, trusting his promise that he will come back despite their separation causing Ran a lot of emotional pain.
* KickChick: Most of her karate techniques she uses are kicks.
* LadyAndKnight: The Lady to Shinichi's Knight. While Ran is a fairly strong ActionGirl, there's an arc involving her as a princess in a SchoolPlay that exploits the "princess and knight" symbolism to the hilt with her and her mutual childhood love interest [[TheHero Shinichi]], who is mostly stuck in a child's body (as the titular Conan) but [[spoiler: is temporarily back to his real physical age during said arc.]] Additionally, during ''Anime/LupinIIIVsDetectiveConan'', [[http://sandman4869.tumblr.com/post/104826108824/rans-daydream-from-lupin-the-3rd-vs-detective Ran daydreams of herself as a princess]] [[http://sandman4869.tumblr.com/post/104829226459/rans-daydream-from-lupin-the-3rd-vs-detective and Shinichi as her knight]].
* LightningBruiser: Despite her slender frame, Ran has considerable raw strength for her frame, as seen from prying open powerless elevator door. She is also shown to be remarkably fast, able to quickly react to and knock away falling pipes and likewise dodge a bullet up-close while on guard. Her strikes have also shown similar speed, able to swat down a bee with a single kick.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch:
** Ran is this to Shinichi. The thought of her showing interest in other guys makes him [[CrazyJealousGuy almost childishly jealous]] and it's mostly PlayedForLaughs. At worst, whenever Ran has disappeared/been attacked/been wounded/[[spoiler: believed to be ''dead'']], Conan has either fallen into {{Heroic BSOD}}s and, at least once, has been dangerously close to crossing the DespairEventHorizon. The best evidence comes from the sixth non-canon movie, [[spoiler:Conan basically gave up all hope of getting out of the virtual game, when Ran [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed her life]] to save him from Jack the Ripper.]] And in both canon and non-canon material, Shinichi has often referred to Ran as his "most precious person in the world".
** Ran grows to become this to Haibara. At first, Haibara avoided her because it was her [[TheQuietOne usual]] [[SugarAndIcePersonality attitude]] and Ran's strong resemblance to her dead sister. However, after spending some time together and [[spoiler:Ran saving Haibara from being killed by Vermouth]], Haibara now takes a special interest in protecting her from the [[BigBad Black Organization.]]
* TheLoad: If her martial skills are not requested, generally she doesn't contribute much to the resolution of the cases.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Out of everyone, Shinichi is ''most'' adamant about keeping his identity as "Conan Edogawa" and the Black Organization a secret from Ran as much as possible.
* LongDistanceRelationship: A variant with Shinichi. She thinks that he has run off to investigate some kind of case, but in truth he's Conan, aged down thanks to plot.
* LovableJock: One of the best on her karate team and is one of the sweetest characters in the series.
* LoveEpiphany: The "Shinichi Kudo's New York" case reveals that Ran first realized her love Shinichi was after they both saved a serial killer at the time (who was Vermouth) in disguised. When the disguised killed asked why they would do something like that, Shinichi responds that while he can't understand why people kill, there doesn't have to be a reason to save a life. Thanks to Shinichi's answer Ran realizes that the earlier murder wasn't her fault... and when she finally wakes up out of the dreams, she remembers how that night was the night she realized her feelings for Shinichi and how important he is to her.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: {{Inverted|Trope}}. She loves Shinichi (the original person), but she also deeply cares for Conan (new identity).
* MeaningfulName: Ran likes to rush wherever she goes, believing her name to be like the "Run" word from English. She even said to Shinichi that, "My name is Ran! I was born to run!"
* MindlinkMates: With Shinichi -- they appear to share a close empathic link due to their strong feelings for each other, making them almost impossibly aware of when the other is in extreme danger, and often able to sense the other's worried thoughts.
* MoralityPet:
** Along with Shinichi, [[spoiler:she is this to [[FemmeFatale Vermouth]] from the Black Organization. After Ran saved Vermouth's life in New York City, Vermouth nicknames Ran "Angel". Earlier, Vermouth, as her Sharon Vineyard role, complained that her life was a series of misfortunes and, "No angel has smiled upon me, not even once." Even though Vermouth in disguise prepared to kill Ran later, Ran stopped Vermouth from taking a fatal fall. Vermouth was touched by this act of kindness. Much later in the story when Ran shielded Haibara from gunfire with her body, Vermouth refused to shoot Ran or allow her to be shot, instead firing around her in an attempt to frighten Ran into releasing Haibara. Vermouth has stated that Ran and Shinichi are the only two treasures she has in the world.]]
** {{Downplayed|Trope}} in regards to [[InsufferableGenius Shinichi.]] He isn't a a psychopath or even a straight up jerk, but one reason for his lack of close friends was because his arrogant personality was a negative turn-off to many of his classmates and even teachers, making it hard to befriend him. Ran was the only exception.
** Eventually becomes one to [[TheCynic Haibara]] after she [[spoiler:saved the latter from being killed Vermouth. Since then, Haibara has taken a special interest in protecting Ran from Black Organization.]]
* MusclesAreMeaningless: She has a curvy, normal build for a teenage girl. She can also hurl men who are twice her height and/or triple her weight and punch small craters in brick walls with a cheerful smile on her face.
* NervesOfSteel: She has remained bold, steady, confident and calm in many situations that would usually cause others to remain frozen in fear, such as being threatened by a gun or surrounded by flames.
* NiceGirl: Ran's greatest personality trait is that she genuinely cares for those she loves. She is also patient, kind, and nurturing.
* NoSenseOfDirection: She easily gets herself lost.
* OneWomanArmy: During one case, Ran was able to successfully take out 50-60 gang members...who had ''katanas''.
* OnlyFriend: Before turning into Conan, Shinichi's primary friend was Ran.
* PassionateSportsGirl: The source of her {{Action Girl}}ness. And she takes her karate ''very'' seriously.
* PluckyGirl: Tearful and sensitive as she can be, it's not easy to make her give up.
* {{Protectorate}}: Shinichi/Conan will always make sure that no harm comes to Ran.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair reaches down her waist line.
* RedOniBlueOni: The calmer, sensitive Blue Oni to Kazuha's HotBlooded, temperamental Red Oni.
* ReplacementGoldfish: To Ai, since Ran greatly resembles her dead sister.
* RescueRomance: With Shinichi -- they've mutually helped and rescued each other (even if Shinichi is in his Conan form almost all the time) several times - often a ''great'' risk to themselves. Lampshaded once when Ran's drugged and almost forcibly drowned at some point, then Conan rushes in to help her; thanks to the drug and lack of oxygen she sees Conan as Shinichi, and before passing out she smiles and says "Don't worry, I'm okay... Shinichi came to save me..."
* SecretSecretKeeper: [[spoiler: An incident involving blood transfusions implies she might know that Conan is Shinichi]].
* ShipperOnDeck:
** Ran wishes for her parents to get back together.
** She supports Heiji and Kazuha becoming a couple.
** She ships Sonoko and Makoto.
** Ran seems to think that Conan and Ai would be cute together.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Even though it took her slightly longer than Shinichi, Ran has only ever had eyes for him.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Some people have wondered [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim why Ran would like a guy like Shinichi]]... Well, in a private discussion with Conan (aka Shinichi himself), Ran stated that while [[InsufferableGenius he may have]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold an unpleasant]] [[IceKing personality]], he's also [[UndyingLoyalty brave and someone you can rely on in a pinch.]] In fact, [[LoveEpiphany Ran first realized she was in love with him]] when he helped save a SerialKiller from falling to his death. When asked by the said killer why he [Shinichi] would even consider doing such an act, Shinichi responded with: [[ThouShaltNotKill "People kill each other and I don't understand,]] [[AllLovingHero but for saving a life, is a logical reason necessary?"]]
-->'''Ran:''' ''(to Conan)'' Ever since he [Shinichi] was little he was a jerk, always full of himself, and a mystery otaku. But whenever you need him, he's dependable and brave and cool. ''I really like Shinichi!''
* StarCrossedLovers: With Shinichi. While their feelings [[BelligerentSexualTension have been kinda wavering]] for quite the while, as time passes they have grown stronger - but Shinichi is trapped in the body of a little boy (the titular Conan) and cannot openly tell Ran who he is, lest she and his friends will be targeted by the same evil organization that shrunk him. In the meantime poor Ran waits for Shinichi's return...
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Ran gets her physical looks from her mother, with the only thing she got from her father was her dark-brown hair.
* StrongGirlSmartGuy: With Shinichi. While Ran is karate champion whose strength borders on CharlesAtlasSuperpower, he's a TeenGenius detective who can solve supposed impossible crimes.
* SupremeChef: Ran is a Karate expert and has been repeatedly told she's a great cook.
* TenderTears: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by [[spoiler: Shuuichi Akai]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Akai''']]: You are crying again... You are always crying.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Best summed with this quote that was one of her many [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments Of Awesome]]:
-->"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."
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: One may ''think'' she's the tomboy to Sonoko's girly girl, but Ran is [[PlayingWithATrope more complex than that.]] Sonoko is less physically active and more boy-crazy/fashionista than Ran, but is also more outspoken and straightforward than her (unless Ran's in tsuntsun more, yeah). In fact, their friendship started when ''Sonoko'' protected Ran when they were children!
* {{Tsundere}}: She's default Type B or deredere (gentler). Just don't piss her off.
* TwiceShy: With Shinichi. Even after he became aware of her feelings for him as Conan, when he returns to his original body, he gets too scared to properly confess...until the London arc. And after the said arc, Ran has yet to give him an answer.
* UndyingLoyalty: She'll ''never'' turn her back on her loved ones.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: {{Subverted|Trope}}. She and Shinichi are each other's love interest, but aren't technically together, since Shinichi has turned into Conan. Everytime Ran gets protective of him, it's more like BigSisterInstinct and/or MamaBear.
* WackyParentSeriousChild: The CuteBruiser Serious Child to Kogoro's ManChild Wacky Parent.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Ran gets easily sick when reading in a car.
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: Others, especially Sonoko, can't understand why Ran would like mystery {{otaku}} like Shinichi. Ran answers this question when talking to "Conan" that despite his flaws, Shinichi has many other admirable qualities she loves, such as his bravery and reliability. Also, in a private conversation with Kazuha, Ran admits that despite calling Shinichi a "mystery geek" to his face, she actually thinks he looks cool when he solves a case.
* WhatWouldXDo: Whenever Ran is faced with a particularly difficult situation she would often question what would Shinichi do if he was in the same predicament.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She has a fear of ghosts. Not because they're supernatural per se, though, but because they're intangible--meaning her martial arts will have absolutely no effect.
* WiseBeyondHerYears: Ran is very self-sufficient for her age, since her father is often drunk, slovenly, and fiscally irresponsible. She handles many of the Mouri household's financial affairs and all the cooking and housework.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Sports the look from time to time. It's quite noticeable [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Yl9LOFRWGQ in the first OP]], where she sports a Type A... if she added TwinTails, her Type B {{Tsundere}} traits would give her a Grade S.
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[[folder:Kogoro Mouri]]
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->''Voiced by Creator/AkiraKamiya / Creator/RikiyaKoyama (JP)/ R. Bruce Elliot (EN)''; Juan Zadala, Carlos Carrillo and Roberto Alexander (first Latin American Spanish dub); Víctor Covarrubias (movies 1 and 2 and 18 onwards plus first Anime/LupintheThird crossover, Latin American Spanish dub) Sergio Schmied (third Latin American Spanish dub), Luis Espinosa (first European Spanish dub and second part of the second one), Ángel Amorós (second European Spanish dub, second part and movies), Takanori Jinnai (Live-Action Drama Actor)

Ran's father and estranged husband to Eri Kisaki.

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

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

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

DubNameChange: Richard Moore.
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* ActionDad: A master in judo and the father of the deuteragonist, Ran.
* AdultsAreUseless: Well, considering that Shinichi/Conan and other teen detectives are in general more competent and active than ''everyone''. To be fair, he often comes to conclusions a real life detective would think, given the extremely elaborate nature of these cases. His FatalFlaw is the fact that he's impatient and rather shortsighted - he wants to finish every case as fast as possible. When it comes to apprehending known criminals, he's shown to be ''far'' more competent.
* AlcoholicParent: Frequently gets intoxicated and it's played for both drama ''and'' comedy. [[PlayedForDrama In the "Drama" part]] he does have a good perception in solving cases at times, but most of the time, he just wastes time drinking (to the point [[ChildrenRaiseYou Ran is the one who keeps the house in order]] and, in at least one case, he's seen [[DrowningMySorrows straight-up drinking his sorrows away]] because he can't handle [[spoiler: that a kind girl he used to know [[BrokenPedestal is the most likely culprit]].]] In the [[PlayedForLaughs "comedy" part]], he's seen dancing or sleeping drunkenly with his tie around his forehead and is more of a ButtMonkey than usual.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: To Ran, and to Conan in a ParentalSubstitute way. He's a clumsy, womanizing father who's main vices include alcohol and gambling. She once chewed him out for taking Conan to a {{mahjong}} parlor behind her back.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Has many such moments with his estranged wife, Eri. Pretty much whenever they meet, they spend the entire time nagging each other, but these episodes usually end with a clear indicator that they still care for each other.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Officially starts to sport this look after his fame as a detective skyrocketed.
* BadassMoustache: His mustache is well-trimmed.
* BadassTeacher: He was able to teach Judo to Ran and Eri.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Eri. They are a ''married couple'' and argue to hide the fact that they want to live with one another again.
* BeneathTheMask: It's shown only a few times, but it ''shows''. While on the surface he looks like a womanizing, drinking jerk, he's actually a SadClown who feels like he's a horrible father to Ran and he deeply regrets being away from Eri for so long.
* BerserkButton: Anyone double-crossing, tricking, lying, or downright betraying him; finding out that [[spoiler: one of his TrueCompanions from college was not only a murderer, but that they had killed ''another member of his group of friends'']] had Kogoro completely '''fuming''' like few times it has happened in the whole manga.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Yeah, he's a [[ChivalrousPervert shameless flirt]], [[BumblingDad embarrassing father]], and too many other flaws to count. He's also a master of judo and doesn't take either betrayals/lies and/or threats against his loved ones well.
* BigEgoHiddenDepths: Beneath Kogoro's enormous and inflated ego is a man who doubts himself as a father and is lonely from the absence of his wife.
* BrilliantButLazy: To a certain degree. He's actually quite capable as a detective, but he usually just wants the case to be over and done with, so he assumes his first theory is right and refuses to believe otherwise until proven wrong. His main problem is that he usually does not bother to closely examine all the evidence, so he never finds those crucial details pointing to the culprit. Even when Conan hands him these details, he's too lazy to think things through completely or examine every possible solution before making an accusation.
* BumblingDad: To Ran and Conan. Basically a loser, but his care towards his daughter Ran is utterly remarkable.
* ButtMonkey: If something funny, humiliating or painful is going to happen, the first-rate candidate is Kogoro.
* CannotSpitItOut: Even though he desperately misses having Eri home, he'll never admit it. The ''one time'' he did ask her to come back home, she pretended she was listening to a tape, citing her reasons "he wasn't ready yet".
* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: Kogoro will flirt with every cute girl and beauty except Eri, or anyone who looks like her, much to Sonoko's wonder. He also sometimes becomes cooler and more perceptive when he meets someone that reminds him of her.
* CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem: With his estranged wife, Eri. At one point, Kogoro even outright states that he cannot bear being separated from Eri and asks her to come back, but she pretends she didn't hear him because she's not ready yet.
* CasanovaWannabe: Has a habit of hitting on pretty women with no luck. However, this only goes as far as flirting and it's heavily implied he does this as a self-defense mechanism to protect him and Eri from anymore emotional pain.
* CharacterTics: {{Subverted|Trope}}. When he goes into "Sleeping Kogoro" mode he makes a weird noise and looks down to the ground before beginning his deduction. In reality, it has less to do with being an inborn habit but Conan using a tranquilizer on him.
* ChickMagnet: His rise as a famous detective has many women fawning over him.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Eri. They have known each other since elementary school and are now married, if estranged.
* CluelessDetective: He's a tad too tunnel-visioned, so he usually jumps to the most obvious deduction, frequently the one the culprit wanted the investigators to believe. Because he's got a severe case of tunnel vision, he never bothers to look for further evidence or question his conclusions after that, which is why he almost never finds the correct solution.
* CrazyJealousGuy: An old high school friend even stated that Kogoro would glare at any guy who looked at Eri.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Something (usually a personal matter) might cause Kogoro to actually focus all his attention on a case, revealing him to actually be a very capable detective on his own. This is most evident when it comes to apprehending known criminals, or if someone presses his BerserkButton...
* TheCynic: In cases, he usually goes with the most straightforward way the criminal committed the crime, hardly accepting any other theories.
* DefectiveDetective: He's horribly bad with money, is often seen drinking or gambling and can't fix his relationships with his estranged wife. Before Conan helped him gain some success as a detective, he was completely down on his luck, but even now he clearly has issues. Alternately PlayedForLaughs or [[PlayedForDrama Drama]].
* DrinkOrder: Beer is his favorite alcoholic beverage, and while he's not a commoner he is of middle-class.
* DumbMuscle: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. The ''one'' thing Kogoro can do right is his judo. But even though he can be quite the incompetent detective, it's more out of impatience than actual stupidity since he does so flashes of being on the same deduction level as Shinichi when there's a personal case to him in which he applies himself.
* EveryoneHasStandards:
** In the non-canon movie, ''The Time-Bombed Skyscraper'', Kogoro is ''pissed'' that Shinichi left Conan alone with a phone (connected to the criminal), when the said kid could've been in grave danger.
** He also thought Commissioner Hattori hitting his son in a case was going too far and ''really'' objected to [[spoiler:how he manipulated said son into getting the criminals to reveal themselves.]]
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In middle school, Kogoro's hair was spikier and unkempt. However, upon high school and the current storyline, his hair is now combed down.
* FakeUltimateHero: Many episodes features this, as Conan's deductions are revealed in the voice of the unconscious Kogoro Mouri, building the man's reputation as a detective (despite the fact that Mouri is a mediocre detective at best).
* FamedInStory: By the end of the first season, he has gotten a reputation as a {{meitantei}} (on the strength of Conan's behind-the-scenes work) and is often recognized by face or name by those around him. Frequently, when Kogoro's name and/or vocation enters conversation, it will provoke reactions of shock in the (not-yet-known-to-be-a) murderer (and/or others with something to hide). Although Kogoro almost never notices, Conan usually does--and this is often his first clue that something is amiss.
* {{Fanboy}}: Of IdolSinger Yoko Okino.
* FatalFlaw: A lot of murderers could've gotten away with their crime(s) because of Mouri's frequency to want to close the case as fast as he could.
* TheGamblingAddict: He often makes bets on horse races or plays pachinko. He ends up losing most of the time.
* GeniusDitz: When he applies himself, Kogoro can solve a case.
* GenreBlind: He keeps lecturing and often outright disciplines Conan for putting his nose into important cases on his own, even though his help is what mostly always helps Kogoro and police notice the most important details and clues.
* GreatDetective: {{Zigzagged|Trope}}. Ar first it seems that Kogoro is an inept detective (and that is for the most part), often trying to quickly solve a case with the fastest resolution (i.e., suicide), leaving Conan to solve the case and (usually) use Kogoro as a dummy. Therefore, his fame as the "Great Detective Sleeping Kogoro" is mostly thanks to Conan. However, in a few cases that are personal to him, he's show a surprising sense of deduction that is may be on par with Shinichi's.
* {{Greed}}: PlayedForLaughs. People have often gotten Kogoro to do something with the promise of money.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Despite denying it, Eri leaving him and ''still'' not coming back, deeply hurts him.
* HiddenDepths:
** Kogoro often demonstrates he has a better sense of interpersonal relationships than Shinichi does.
** Despite his frequent moronic analyses, Kogoro is actually pretty smart when he applies himself.
** He wrote a screenplay so capable, Yoko Okino agreed to star in it.
* HighSchoolSweethearts: With Eri -- They have a ChildhoodFriendRomance which included going to the same high school together before marrying at the age of 20.
* IdiotHero: ''Very close'', but it's more of him being impatient and cynical.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Womanizer? Check. Alcoholic? Check. Giant ego? Double check. Loves his daughter and wife (even if he's estranged with the latter)? Check. Cares for Conan just as much as he would if he were his son? Check. Has a strong sense of justice? You bet he does.
* LovableSexManiac: Kogoro's lecherous nature often leaves him open to easy manipulation by Ran or Conan (and occasionally clients, murderers, or murder victims), and also usually torpedoes every one of Ran's attempts to get him and Eri to reconcile. He never actually seems to take it any farther than ogling or, at most, platonic dating with the objects of his temporary affection. (He also maintains a persistent crush on idol Okino Yoko.) Given that Kogoro's lechery seems more talk than action, and he was presumably monogamous with Eri until they parted after [[spoiler:Kogoro had to shoot Eri in the leg to save her life when she was caught in a HostageSituation]] in a flashback in ''The Fourteeth Target'', this may just be his way of distancing himself from Eri to keep either one of them from being hurt again.
* ManChild: Sometimes, his daughter Ran acts more like his wife or mom.
* MrViceGuy: He has a ''lot'' of vices and frequently indulges them, but he's still fundamentally a decent guy. Oddly enough, Kogoro's original voice actor had plenty of experience playing a LovableSexManiac, as he was also the voice actor for ''Manga/CityHunter'' Ryo Saeba. (In another character's thought balloon in one of the [=OAVs=], Kogoro even used Saeba's CatchPhrase "mokkori".)
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Anytime Kogoro ''stops'' acting like a comedic, womanizing clown is when a case has gotten ''serious''.
* OverprotectiveDad: Don't you ''ever'' dare to look at his beautiful daughter Ran in any way he doesn't like.
* PapaWolf: Do ''not'' threaten Ran or Conan when he's around, as this is one of the FEW ways to make him act 100% competent. Don't say we didn't warn you, thieves.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Conan. While Kogoro seems to be uncaring towards his ward, he does show a PapaWolf side should Conan be in danger.
* ParentsAsPeople: While he does care for Ran, Kogoro is still an immature man with issues he has yet to work out.
* PrivateDetective: Most of the detective characters in this series are [[AmateurSleuth Amateur Sleuths]], Kogoro is one of the few who makes his living as a detective. Before Conan moved in, he wasn't exactly successful at it, however.
* PromotedFanboy: InUniverse. Upon solving a case for her and becoming increasingly famous as a detective, he frequently received merchandise and invitations to various events from Yoko. He even got to make a guest appearance in her cooking show and would have starred in another show hosted by her if it hadn't [[ExecutiveMeddling got the axe]].
* RealMenWearPink: He's a HUGE fan of [[IdolSinger Yoko Okino.]]
* RedBaron: "Sleeping Kogoro." This of course refers to the effect of Conan's sedation dart, but is also a ShoutOut to Katsura Kogoro (aka [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kido_Takayoshi Kido Takayoshi]]), who was also known as the "Fleeing Kogoro."
* SadClown: It's heavily implied that Kogoro's constant flirting (which is {{played for laughs}}) with other women is just a way to deal with the pain of not being with Eri.
* SharpDressedMan: While he likes to slouch around unkempt in his apartment when alone, he can change into an exquisite suit within seconds when a client or a beautiful woman shows up at his doorstep. As his fame as a detective increases, he adopts this appearance permanently.
* ShippingTorpedo: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. Kogoro doesn't actively try to wane Ran's love for Shinichi, but he has often advised her to give up on him.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Don't let his flirting with other women fool you. That's only to mask his despair from being separated from his beloved wife, Eri.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Though, in his defense, Conan lets him take the credit for solving the cases.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Kogoro indirectly lead to Shinichi and Ran first meeting each other, by [[spoiler: accidentally breaking Ran's cherry blossom-shaped daycare tag. She tried to make one made of paper and Shinichi asked her for one for himself.]]
* SmartBall: Depending on your point of view, Kogoro could also be said to catch this ball a few times over the course of the series whenever he actually manages to get a deduction right. Well-seen in the end of the Scuba Driving episode, and in the episode where he fell asleep on the train. (He actually had it solved - the only reason Conan had to step in was because he fell unconscious.) His most shining moment, however comes in "The Unseen Suspect", where he flat-out gets something right that Conan got ''wrong'' (granted, Conan smuggled in a few hints about the actual murder method, but he ''never'' foresaw that two of the suspects were [[spoiler:father and daughter]]. Kogoro did).
* SmokingIsCool: Kogoro is a heavy smoker, and is usually seen with a cigarette in his mouth; he even tries to invoke this image a few times when showing off. And while he may be a buffoon at times, Kogoro is capable of being a threat when pushed and has often showed to have the deductive skills like the protagonist when he applies himself.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Said word for word when he delivers an awesome TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to a college friend who killed another college friend.
-->"You're right, old pal. I'll never understand no matter the reason what drives someone to murder. And I don't think I want to."
* TranquilFury: Kogoro does have a serious side which only emerges when the case has personal importance to him, such as when Eri and Ran are involved. When this happens, Kogoro's entire personality and demeanor changes and he begins acting professionally, demonstrating improved deductive skills and cunning.
* {{Tritagonist}}: Of the entire series.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: In the early seasons/volumes he regularly punched, kicked, and harshly berated Conan, who remember, despite actually being 17, is in the body of a 7 year old. Thankfully, this gag has largely disappeared in recent years.
* WackyParentSeriousChild: The ManChild Wacky Parent to Ran's CuteBruiser Serious Child.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: In the movies, Kogoro suffers from a mild acrophobia (fear of heights) and is quite uncomfortable in high settings where he has the chance to see how high up he is. He does not have this fear in the manga.
* WouldHurtAChild: PlayedForLaughs. In the earlier chapters/episodes, he would yell at, throw, and even punch Conan for simply opening his mouth. He even went as far as placing his fist on Conan's head and saying "Killing move... DRILL PUNCH!" and delivering the noogie from hell.
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[[folder:Ai Haibara/Shiho Miyano/Sherry]]
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->''Voiced by Music/MegumiHayashibara (JP) / Creator/BrinaPalencia (EN)'', Carmen Amadori and María Luisa Benech (third Latin American Spanish dub), Cecilia Gómez (movie 18 onwards, Latin American Spanish dub), Silvia Sarmentera (second European Spanish dub and movies), Kyoka Shibata (Live-Action Drama Actress as Ai Haibara), Yu Kashii (Live-Action Drama Actress as Shiho Miyano)

A young girl whose true identity is Shiho Miyano, aka "Sherry" of the Black Organisation. She is the genius chemist who created the APTX-4869 drug that turned Shinichi into a six-year old boy. After she is imprisoned by the Black Organisation for being related to the traitor, Akemi Miyano, Shiho attempted suicide with a dose of APTX-4869 but was instead de-aged as well. Using her newly-shrunken body to escape and go into hiding as "Ai Haibara", Shiho is taken in by Shinichi's next door neighbour and uses her condition to live out the innocent childhood she never had. She joins the Detective Boys as a way to make amends for her past crimes, and works on an APTX-4869 antidote for Shinichi.

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

DubNameChange: Anita Hailey (Creator/VizMedia); Vi Graythorn (Creator/FUNimation)
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* ActingYourIntellectualAge: Since Haibara doesn't put any effort in deliberately acting like a child, she appears to be this to in-universe bystanders.
* ActionGirl: Not nearly to the extent of Ran or Masumi, but when the occasion calls for her to do something cool, she doesn't shy away from it. Even in her shrunken state, she's been shown to trip and drop men who weigh five times as much as her, and [[spoiler: when forced to revert to her true age to save the Shounen Tanteidan from a burning cabin, she effortlessly destroyed the door with an axe.]]
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Since she's really 18-years-old, Haibara often appears quite mature in front of people.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Got her education in America, where she was picked on for her Japanese features.
* TheAtoner: Ai now works to find the antidote for the poisonous drug she created and to take down the Black Organization.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe:
** A combination of Shinichi/Conan's DeclarationOfProtection, the natural friendliness of the Detective Boys, and Professor Agasa's fatherly nature allowed Ai to break out of her shell little by little.
** [[spoiler:Ran protecting her from being killed by Vermouth had Ai think of Ran as a LivingEmotionalCrutch and MoralityPet.]]
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: She attempted this when she was locked up for betraying TheSyndicate, rather than facing execution. She took a poisonous drug she created, but instead of dying she suffered its [[MillionToOneChance ''other'' effect]], which [[FountainOfYouth shrank her to the size of a six-year old little girl]]. Because of that, she was able to escape and... you know the idea.
* BigSisterInstinct: She is quite protective over the Detective Boys, especially Ayumi.
* BigSisterWorship: Haibara truly loved her sister. And was devastated by her death.
* BreakoutCharacter: Introduced more later in the manga, Ai has become one of most important characters in the series with more screentime. She is also very loved by fans thanks to her personality and the ShipTease with Conan.
* BrokenAce: She was one of the top scientists in her field...too bad it was with the [[BigBad Black Organization]]. Besides that, Haibara was [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer bullied while studying in America]], [[DarkAndTroubledPast raised in the Black Organization]], only heard bad things about [[MadScientist both]] [[IceQueen parents]] and hardly saw her [[LivingEmotionalCrutch beloved sister.]]
* BrokenBird: Her choice of a pseudonym underscores this. As said before, the kanji for "Ai" doesn't mean "love", but "sorrow".
* ButNotTooForeign: Ai's mother Elena was British.
* CharacterDevelopment: Over the course of the series, Haibara loses her suicidal thoughts and stops running away from the B.O.
* TheChessmaster: The stint in Volume 26 of the manga established that.
* ChekhovsGunman: Shiho's silhouette appeared in chapter 16, when Akemi mentioned her younger sister during her last conversation with Gin. Ai makes then a proper appearance exactly 160 chapters later.
* ChildProdigy: {{Implied}}. When Shuuichi Akai joined the Organization as an undercover agent, Ai was just thirteen years old. At that time, she was already important enough to the Organization as a scientist that getting close to her gave Akai the connections and influence he needed to successfully infiltrate their inner ranks.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Denies having this and claims that she, unlike Conan, is not interested in such abstract concepts as 'justice'. Gin, however, predicts that once she has heard about a murder the Organization has planned, she WILL show up to try and stop it because that's the kind of person she is. He's right.
* CowerPower: When Haibara is frightened, such as when she senses someone from the Organization close by, she will grab onto and hide behind someone. Most often this is Conan or Professor Agasa. The "Red, White, Yellow" case featured her grabbing Mitsuhiko so hard she accidentally hurt him and the Mystery Train had her clinging tightly to Ran.
* CreepyChild: Conan is much better at coming across as a normal kid than she is, which is saying something. In her first appearance, she terrified a gang leader by picking up the woman's gun and shooting her at point blank range, intentionally missing only by a short margin.
* CutenessProximity: Animals bring out the "sugar" of her SugarAndIcePersonality.
* TheCynic: Being raised in the dark and mysterious Black Organization really took a toll on Haibara's sense of hope, justice, and innocence.
* DamselInDistress: Occasionally, for example when Conan has to save her from Pisco, Gin and Vodka.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Inevitable, having been raised by the Organization.
* DeathSeeker: Believing that it's only a matter of time for TheSyndicate to find her and kill everyone she's associated with, she willingly remains in a bus that has a bomb about to go off because she doesn't want to put those around her in danger. Conan pulls her out in the nick of time. In a later volume, she surrenders herself to [[spoiler:Vermouth]] in exchange for her promise that no one else will be harmed, but is rescued again.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Cynical by nature and experience, Haibara preferred to keep everyone around her at arm's length at first and was extremely reluctant to show her face at public events. It takes time for Agasa, Ran and the Detective Boys to get through to her, but she gradually becomes friendlier towards them and more willing to take measures to keep them safe from harm.
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Averted. Unlike Conan, Haibara never bothers with this. The one time she did, in one of the movies, it freaked Conan out something fierce.
* EatingLunchAlone: She claimed she was that when she was in school. [[TeenGenius Not]] [[IntelligenceEqualsIsolation surprising]].
* {{Fangirl}}:
** In fashion, she likes the products from Prada and Fusae Campbell.
** Haibara is a big fan of Big Osaka in general and of the player Ryusuke Higo in particular.
* TheFashionista: A milder example. When not at work, she nearly always read fashion magazines. She also sometimes demands expensive purses or other fashion items in return for favors.
* FountainOfYouth: The APTX-4869 drug regressed Shiho's body by around ten years, causing the TeenGenius to live in a first grader's body, who would be known as "Ai Haibara". On the other hand, APTX-4869 is [[MillionToOneChance employed as a poison and is generally successful.]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Haibara is a huge animal lover.
* FriendlessBackground: Her sister was the only person close to her before she was shrunk and met Agasa, Conan and the Detective Boys. One of the reasons why she's much less eager to change back than Conan.
* GuileHeroine: {{Justified}}. She was raised in an organization that specializes in manipulation. Thankfully, she uses it for good intentions.
* HeelFaceTurn: Before she appears, no less. Though it's questionable how much of a bad guy she was in the first place, as she might not have had much choice in working for the Organization, seeing how both her parents were members and the Organization was not willing to let someone with her potential slip away.
* HiddenEyes: When we see her adult form in flashbacks, her eyes are usually covered by BlindingBangs or otherwise hidden. [[spoiler: Not when she temporarily returns to her old body in the present story, though.]]
* HopelessSuitor: It's strongly implied she has romantic feelings for Shinichi/Conan, but given how open he is with his love for and ''only'' for Ran, she most likely keeps her feelings to herself.
* HotScientist: In her older form. As a child, her classmates find her very cute, but of course have no idea that she's a scientist.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: One reason why she is in no hurry to get back her old body and become "Shiho Miyano" again is because she has a happier, more normal life as "Ai Haibara".
* ImprobableAge: {{Reconstruct}}ed. She led the Organization's poison lab before she was shrunk-- that was when she was ''18''. She does not enjoy the IntelligenceEqualsIsolation part of her past life, in addition to being separated from Akemi. She took this chance to re-live the childhood that she deprived when she was young and feels like that-- this is why she's not in an urge to take the antidote herself.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: One of the reason she's not willing to change back.
* JerkassFacade: Justifies many of her more altruistic acts with pragmatic, self-serving motives.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Haibara has a jaded demeanor, standoffish-like nature, and dry sarcasm. Despite all that, she can be kind and caring, though usually more to animals than people.
* LadyAndKnight: A platonic version with [[spoiler:Shuichi Akai]] with her as the Lady. When the already adult [[spoiler:Akai]] gave a DeclarationOfProtection to her [[spoiler: while masquerading as Subaru Okiya]], he explicitly compared her to a princess and himself to a knight that would protect her. Subverted in that there are no romantic undertones because [[spoiler: not only Ai is much younger than Akai ''and'' is OlderThanTheyLook thanks to a FountainOfYouth, but she is the sister of his [[TheLostLenore dead girlfriend Akemi]], who is implied to have asked him to protect Ai before being murdered.]]
* LastNameBasis: She was this at school, which unsettles Ayumi. Ayumi later gets permission to call her by her first name, but not the other Detective Boys.
* LittleMissSnarker: She mainly snarks Conan. On occasion she's done this to Agasa as well, at least where his eating habits are concerned.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Conan regularly keeps her clear of his investigations into the Black Organization when he can help it. This has backfired, such as when Haibara's sudden appearance during the first encounter with Vermouth derailed Conan's plan. It worked more in their favor in the Mystery Train arc, where it made sure Haibara didn't take any actions that would rouse enemy suspicion before it was time to bring her into the plan.
* LonerTurnedFriend: The Detective Boys' friendship eventually turns her into this. When she was first introduced, she would often stay off to the side of whatever activity the Detective Boys were doing while later arcs, such as the Sweet and Cold Delivery Service arc, open with her playing soccer with them, and even mentally CallingYourAttacks as she's about to do one of Higo's moves.
* MartyrWithoutACause: In contrast to [[ChronicHeroSyndrome Conan]], who is quick to ''risk'' his life to protect others from danger, Haibara is quick to ''sacrifice'' it. Early in her involvement she intended to stay aboard a bus rigged to explode, viewing herself as a danger to her new friends. CharacterDevelopment gets her past much of this, but it still forms enough of her personality that both Vermouth and Conan count on it aboard the Mystery Train to predict her behavior. They correctly deduce that she would find some place private to take a temporary antidote so that when (not if) she died it would not be in her child form and prevent the Detective Boys from kicking up a fuss that might inadvertently catch the Organization's eye.
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: As it stands, it's a mystery whether Haibara has romantic feelings for Shinichi/Conan or not. She first tells him something that can be seen as romantic but immediately declares she was joking. Then, there's her apparent jealousy of Ran (Shinichi/Conan's only LoveInterest), but that could also be seen as her not wanting to be close to someone who strongly resembled her dead sister and her usual coldness. However, it's up in the air at this point.
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: Even more averted than Conan, as the drug only regressed her physically and she makes no attempt to act the DeliberatelyCuteChild like Conan does.
* MixedAncestry: Ai/Shiho is half-English (mother's side) and half-Japanese (father's side).
* NewTransferStudent: How she made her official introduction as "the first transfer student since Conan arrived".
* NonActionSnarker: In a series where most women are at least adept at some form of martial arts, she stands out as having very little means of self-defense. She is a pretty crack shot with guns, especially pistols, but she just doesn't get many opportunities to use them.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Usually either serious or snarky, but she does have the odd moment of sillyness. Soccer player Ryosuke Higo in particular brings this out in her. Haibara ''claims'' she simply admires him, but her actions are much more like those of a young lovestruck girl. Chapters 925-927 features Ai suffering a borderline BSOD when she learns that Higo might have hooked up with Yoko Okino, and when both Yoko and Higo are involved in a case, she butts heads with Kogoro and Yoko more than once. Professor Agasa has said Haibara's attitude regarding Higo reminds him that there's still an otherwise normal girl under that cold exterior.
* NotSoStoic: First seen when she breaks down in front of Conan because he could not save her sister from being killed by the Organization.
* OlderThanSheLooks: Shrunk in the same manner as Shinichi, down to a 6-year-old's body. PlayedForLaughs when Conan first asks her real age. She flatly states 84, throwing Conan for a loop. [[spoiler: She only kept up the joke for one panel, but it was worth it to see Conan's surprise and bafflement.]]
* PetTheDog: With literal dogs and some cats.
* TheQuietOne: Haibara tends to be quiet, though this may be due to her caution to keep herself hidden from the Black Organization.
* SecretIdentity: Her real name is Shiho Miyano.
* SecretKeeper: One of the few people who knows that Conan is Shinichi, she also hid this from TheSyndicate while she was still a member because she thought him an interesting subject to watch.
* ASharedSuffering: She has confessed to Conan that having him around in the same situation as her is why she can stand being a six-year-old.
* ShipperOnDeck:
** She gives a knowing, sly smirk to Agasa (along with the rest of the Detective Boys) after the latter's meeting with his FirstLove, Fusae Campbell-Kinoshita.
** Doesn't exactly mind [[spoiler: Satou and Takagi]] getting together.
** [[LittleMissSnarker In her own way]] she was pretty interested in the deals of [[spoiler: Kobayashi and Shiratori]].
--->"To [[spoiler: Inspector Shiratori]], [[spoiler: Kobayashi-sensei]] is his [[BecauseDestinySaysSo "girl of destiny"]] [...] It's irritating. [[CannotSpitItOut To fail to express his feelings straightforwardly, leaving his girl in the dark...]] a typical dorama moron" .
** She appears to be a Heiji/Kazuha shipper given she used [[spoiler:Heiji's confession to Kazuha as a ringtone for a while.]]
* SinsOfOurFathers: And mother. Vermouth has a notable desire to see Haibara dead; the closest she's come to an explanation is that the fault should be blamed on Haibara's parents for their 'foolish research' and the fact that Haibara continued it after their deaths.
* StepfordSnarker: Her LittleMissSnarker persona masks some DEEP issues, starting with the murder of her beloved older sister Akemi, and the constant fear of being found by the TheSyndicate.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: When freshly escaped from the Black Organization, she was cynical and pushed others away. Haibara has since defrosted by embracing her new child life and has established strong relationships with Conan, the Detective Boys, Agasa, and Ran.
* TeamMom: Despite her reserved appearance, she is this for the Detective Boys, ESPECIALLY [[OneOfTheKids when the Professor tags along]].
* TeenGenius: She is a biochemical genius, taking up her parents' research work on APTX-4869 for the Black Organization by the age of thirteen after going to school in America. Haibara has also demonstrated knowledge of medicine, recognizing the symptoms of Shiratori's subdural hematoma. Using knowledge of osteology, she also is able to deduce a long decayed woman's ambulatory condition.
* TookALevelInCheerfulness: Her time as "Ai Haibara" has made her a happier person, though she still keeps her witty sarcasm.
* TookALevelInIdealism: Her time as "Ai Haibara" has made her more optimistic and open to Conan's idealistic pursuit of justice.
* TookALevelInKindness: Her time as "Ai Haibara" has softened her personality.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: In the OVA ''A Secret Order From London'', Haibara reveals to Ayumi that she likes sandwiches with a mixture of peanut butter and blueberry jam, from her schooldays in America.
* TragicKeepsake: The tapes her deceased mother left for her.
* {{Tsundere}}: Following her outrage towards being LockedOutOfTheLoop during the Mystery Train arc, Professor Agasa suggested she might an example of this, though Conan claims that she fails the "dere" part.
* WiseBeyondHerYears: The Detective Boys always refer to her as "mature and cool".
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