been talking with @nebulousneko all evening about the theory of conan being pandora, based on the miyanos’ original work on the silver bullet drug and ‘rejuvenated youth’ being very similar to ‘eternal life’; aka APTX-4869 contains pandora’s essence and shinichi ate it
he can’t follow through with his plan to destroy the stone any more, so thus begins kaito’s long-suffering babysitting career until haibara can develop an antidote to flush the APTX out of shinichi’s system. haibara is part of pandora too (since she took the same drug), she just has a better sense of self-preservation than the tiny volatile corpse magnet
I don’t know why some Detective Conan fans think that Shinichi would fall in love with Ai if Ran wasn’t in the picture.
Leave aside the fact that there has been NO interaction between Shinichi and Ai that can be seen as romantic in the recent years in manga. Yes, in the beginning, when she was introduced, there had been some but it was one sided. I don’t know why people start thinking that if a boy protects a girl or a girl protects a boy, they may be in love.
Knowing Shinichi’s personality, he would go to any lengths to protect ANYONE around him so that they wouldn’t die.
Then there’s the ‘he implicitly trusts her’ but does he really? And it’s not like I like that about them. I think they should tell each other more about the Organization but they don’t. In the Bourbon arc, he didn’t tell Ai that they might have been found out, granted they weren’t, but he didn’t tell her. Ai hasn’t told him about her whole involvement in the APTX-4869 project and neither has she told him that it was Ran who protected her from Vermouth not Akai. If you read the manga, the ‘he trusts her’ thing falls apart.
I do think it’s a personality trait for Shinichi to not involve people in his case, just like he didn’t involve Heiji in the RUM case until he had solid proof but it doesn’t make sense not to involve Ai. She has been a part of the Organization. She can tell him more about it. Sometimes, I wish they would talk to each other more.
The next thing is that ‘she gets him’. Of course, she would. They are both kids when a few months ago they were adults. Both their lives would be in danger if they would be found out. She was an ex-member, so she would know more. Providing information doesn’t mean they are in love. Understanding his situation doesn’t mean they are in love.
And I think that Ai deserves someone who would make her happy and smile. She deserves to be carefree after all she has gone through. Killing off Ran would be a deep scar on Shinichi’s psyche, particularly when we have seen how protective he gets about her. And I doubt that he would ever think about a girl for a long, long time if Ran were to be killed.
So, there it is. I know people have head canons and I have too but it irritates me when rabid Ai and CoAi fans say that killing Ran would make everything better or rabid Ran and ShinRan fans say that getting rid of Ai would make things better. It wouldn’t. Don’t kill characters just because they would get in between your ship.
M!A: Conan is now (literally) pocket-sized for the next thread~
( oh GOODNESS who’s going to pick this “next thread” up–?!)
Over the last six months, Conan had become something of a lab rat to Haibara. It was second nature to him now to swallow whatever pills she dropped into his palm for testing, no longer questioning their contents in the seemingly-endless quest to find a cure for APTX-4869. It was the same as ever today - drop, swallow, wait for results.
This time, however, something felt different. The pain and bone-melting heat still flooded through him, but unlike each time he’d turned back to Shinichi in the past, it didn’t feel as if his body was expanding…
It hurt too much to keep track of the transformation as it happened - that was Haibara’s job - but as the overwhelming sensations ebbed away, blue eyes blinked hazily open to a different perspective of the room; and not the one he was expecting. The ceiling had not been that high before, or the lab bench he was perched on this enormous; and Haibara had not been towering over him to that degree with a mixed look of surprise and concern on her face…
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Mun name: Habri
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Who the heck is my muse anyway:
Ai Haibara or Shiho Miyano~ She was a scientist who was working for the Black Organization. Her codename was Sherry. After they killed her sister, she stopped working for them. While she waiting for her execution, she took a dose of APTX 4869 to commit suicide, but she shrank out of her bonds and escaped. She ran to Shinichi’s house, but collapsed and was adopted by Agasa. She now lives with him under her new alias as Ai Haibara. The entire Organization, except for Vermouth, now believe she is dead.
Points of interest:
She can sense when Black Organization members are around by their unique smell or pressure.
She has great detective skills, but she doesn’t identify as a mystery geek like Conan.
She has a knowledge of medicine.
She is a biochemical genius.
She loves animals more than people.
What they’ve been up to recently:
Working on an antidote for APTX 4869.
Where to find them:
At Agasa’s house, down in the basement, at elementary school or a crime scene.
Create the antidote and try to act like a regular kid.
Friendships, bro-ships, rivals and enemies.
She can be wary if she doesn’t know the person. She is very friendly with children, especially if they are around her physical age..
Theories, theories, theories!!! ^_^ I didn’t want to go too deep into those since I was afraid that I didn’t get the most important lines right and (guess what) I was right. About the fact that I was wrong, lol ^_^ Anyway, after three different people helped me to understand that I’ve read half of the characters wrong (that’s how “great” I am), I’ve made a proper translation of File 889’s page 14 (read it here). And now it looks like a right time for some brainstorming.
So, at the first look there’s nothing new in latest Manga File. We have Elena Miyano-san and young Amuro-kun. Not a big deal, since he said that he knew Miyano family and he also said to Shiho-san that she looks like her mother, which means that he saw Elena-san. So, the fact that we see Amuro-kun in front of Elena-san now doesn’t look like a big deal. But let’s try to look closer.
The most interesting thing for me is that Aoyama Gōshō-sensei didn’t show Elena-san’s face properly. Here eyes is covered by shiny glasses like he don’t want us to see them yet. And her hair is white in the original manga (I’ve used fan-made colorized version of the frame with Elena-san because it looks cool, just take a note that colors isn’t official and colors in anime adaptation means nothing, since anime staff made a lot of mistakes before, like those with Gin’s and James Black’s hair). Same with Haibara-san’s and same with that mysterious girl in Sera Masumi-san’s hotel room. Doesn’t actually mean anything, since there’s only two colors in manga - black and white, but still, let’s keep it in mind. Another thing is - as far as I remember, in Sherry’s soliloquy (シェリーのひとりごと) Haibara-san said something like “That girl looks somehow like me” about mysterious girl from Masumi-san’s room. And since Sherry’s soliloquy is an absolutely official thing by Aoyama-sensei, it may be considered as a serious hint.
What can we get from it? We can assume that mysterious girl from Masumi-san’s room is actually Elena-san. Her words “I’ll be far away from here” sounds like she was ready to die, or knew that she’ll be killed, but it may also mean anything else. If she was about to die, it looks pretty much possible that she acted exactly like Shiho-san will act later in the same exact situation. Took her own medicine and escaped. Can’t say that I like this theory much, since it doesn’t explain where she was while her daughters were in danger and why she did nothing to help them. But it’s not that bad, because it looks like mysterious girl from Masumi-san’s room is sick and maybe there’s more in it. Like she was sick and unable to do a thing.
It’s also easy to explain how she ended up in Akai / Sera family. Actually, it fits surprisingly well. Remember that Akai-san joined Kuro no Soshiki (Black Organization) through Akemi-san? He started with older sister and contacted with both of them a lot. If Elena-san was able to escape, then it’s only natural for her to ask someone to help her daughters and provide some info in exchange. In this way, Akai-san’s actions may be seen in different light. Like he hid Elena-san in America, with his sister, while he himself tried to join Black Organization and get sisters back. Fits? Fits.
And I also can’t stop thinking about that “different territory” line. I’d like to see Japanese version of File 889 just to check the part about “far away”. I mean, “another territory”, “far away place”… It makes you think, right? Looks like even Conan can't make heads or tails from that “another territory” line, but it looks like mysterious girl put some meaning in it. And Conan asked Ai-san about it right away. Haibara-san said that she don’t know what that means, but she “didn’t know” about Ano Kata (That Person)’s e-mail adress too. So, there’s a chance that she actually know, but doesn’t tell. And there’s even a chance that the whole message was for her, since she still doesn’t trust Masumi-san. Even though it doesn’t look very promising, since there’s always a cell phone to interact both by voice and mail, no need for such a weird comunication.
But enough about that. Another interesting thing about latest Manga Files is “The Phone, The Sea and I” story. I think that everybody seen Ran-san’s flashback about Masumi-san and the sea now, since it was already turned into an anime, and it looks like Conan remember Masumi-san from the past (at least her tooth) and Masumi-san looks very concerned about her phone to be exactly like Conan’s. She wants to act like the character from that novel? Maybe. But I can’t stop thinking about the fact that she didn’t mail mysterious girl’s photo to Conan, but instead made him to find it on her own phone.
The most obvious explanation, though, is that she didn’t want Conan to have the photo. Because there’s a very important face on it and they didn’t want to go with the photo freely and ask around (minus one point to middle brother theory, according to which that mysterious girl is Masumi-san’s middle brother, who looks like a girl, the same way with Masumi-san looks like a boy). But still, I always thought that time traveling in Meitantei CONAN should be considered as something very possible. Remember Vermouth’s “We can be both of God and the Devil since we’re trying to raise the dead against the stream of time”? Remember Ai-san’s “The one who’s trying to go against the flow of time should suffer”? Can be time-related, right? And this way Itakura Suguru-san’s software makes sense. Because I can’t see how software may be important to make drugs up to the level when its creator begins considering it as a crime against humanity. A lot of people forgot about it, but I’m still trying to connect Suguru-san’s software with Silver Bullet project. Without any luck. Aside of the fact that it may be some sort of software to control people, who took some certain drugs.
Another thing is Amuro-san’s nickname. 零 / Rei / Zero. Gundam origins is obvious, but still, it’s hard to believe that Aoyama-sensei added it just for fun. And named the whole file after it. There should be a true meaning. Well, Amuro-san gave some sort of explanation about it being his nickname, since everybody around him acted like he was transparent, but it sounds like a lie for me. I mean, in this way it’ll be a humiliation for him and Elena-san aren’t the one to call a boy by such a humiliating name. So, there should be something more. Something he didn’t want to tell Conan-tachi. And something with fear in it, since it looks like he has some sort of complex about it. In this case Black Organization’s experiments with drugs on their own people looks more and more posible. Especially since they wanted to test APTX 4869 on Numabuchi Kiichiro (and was unable to). And Numabuchi Kiichiro was the only one Kuro no Soshiki member, who didn’t give Haibara-san her usual “pressure”. So, my theory about “super soldiers” of sorts looks pretty much possible. And Zero may be somehow related to numbers and / or classification. There’s a lot of speculations started after previous Manga File about connections with Glass family, but it doesn’t sounds right for me. In other hand, Shinichi-kun’s “Love is a beginning” may be used by Ran-san later in conversation with Amuro-san. May be a very nice move, actually. Like “Don’t die, because zero is where everything starts!”. But that is just me and my imagination.
What else? Another popular theory now is about Vermouth being Haibara-san’s mother. Well, it’s an old theory, but it became popular again after the File 889. My opinion - dislike this one. Way too hard for Sharon and Chris Vineyard to be an actresses and work on Silver Bullet project a lot at the same time. Yet again - bloodlust for her own daughter (Vermouth tried to kill Haibara-san no matter what to keep her secrets) and like a million other stuff. Even if we’ll imagine that Shiho-san can’t recognize her own mother. the only thing I really like about this theory is that it explains the part about Sharon Vineyard’s husband at least a little. And yes, that part still gives me an insomnia. because there was no reason for Vermouth to make up her own husband and it’s hard to imagine Black Organization’s member with a regular husband. But still, totally dislike this theory.
So, in conclusion I can only tell this - latest Manga Files makes things even worse. Because there’s even more nice looking possibilities and still no solid proofs. The latest part of the main story looks like one of those huge jigsaw puzzles with many thousands pieces in them. And to make things worse - those pieces are white. The problem here isn’t that you can’t put them together. The problem is that you can combine them in oh so many ways.
P.S. Sorry for such a long text without “read more” thing, but there’s no more button for it on TUMBLR and HTML editor is buggy and don’t want to let me to put it manually. Not my fault.