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Notes for characters in this page:
- They're by definition One Scene Wonders.
- Since these characters are likely to be key characters in a certain case, Spoilers Ahead.
Voiced by Nobutoshi Canna (JP)
The character that drives the Backstory of the 17 Million Hostages story arc. Former member of the bomb squad, he was later transferred to the criminal team because of his That One Case-- and it was him who became another painful That One Case for Sato.
- Bi the Way: Maybe, if we take both Hagiwara and Sato in consideration.
- One-Scene Wonder: He appeared in two adjacent story arcs as a Posthumous Character and has negligible influence to the main story. Yet, he is often listed with the recurring characters.
- One has to take note that he and his former partner Hagiwara is an establish yaoi pairing.
- Posthumous Character: He was already dead for 3 years when he was first mentioned.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome
- That One Case Hagiwara's death, to the same bomber; that's the reason he was transferred to Criminal Investigation, Team 1.
- Famous Last Words: "I kinda like you"--his final text to Sato.
Hiroki Sawada/Noah's Ark
From the Non-Serial Movie Phantom of Baker Street.
- Adorably Precocious Child: Subverted, if not Deconstructed. While he is young (10) and bears as much adult responsibility (being a master programmer) as for the norm of this trope, he is portrayed as an angsty character. That does not prevent some fans from portraying him per the norm of this trope, though.
- Author Avatar: Often suspected to be one towards the movie's writer Hisashi Nozawa, not helped by the fact Nozawa himself committed suicide about 1.5 years the movie screened.
- Bishounen: At 10, he's a kid edition, but he does have the looks for it.
- Brain Uploading: He pretty much coded his entire brain as Noah's Ark before his suicide. In the entire movie nobody even questioned whether Noah's Ark is Hiroki.
- Child Prodigy: Deconstructed. This poor kid's life sucks because he was one.
- Deus Angst Machina: Consider all tropes surrounding him, and consider his age. Everyone would have reached their Despair Event Horizon.
- He Knows Too Much: What is being said is the immediate reason for his death is because he found out Schneider was the direct descendant of Jack the Ripper.
- Heroic Sacrifice: his self-destruction at the end of this movie was that an AI of that complexity is too early for this world and would easily be controled by the bad guys.
- Ill Boy: While this has not been further expounded about, it certainly does not help with his social issues.
- Improbable Age: Remember, he's studying grad school in MIT and written two marketable, major pieces of software at 10 years old, it's pretty Exaggerated. Of course, this is also a Deconstruction, as he has huge emotional problems because of it.
- Intelligence Equals Isolation: A pretty tear jerking example as this was not because of his failure to connect with others. In the beginning, Japanese schools just ignored his intelligence. Under the wing of Schneider, he got accelerated at an improbable rate--and in effect became house arrested by Schneider.
- I Just Want to Have Friends
- Innocent Prodigy: He switches between this and Wise Beyond Their Years.
- Lonely Rich Kid: While under foster care by Schneider, although the reason is a bit different from the the standard of that trope--Schneider put him in a highly acclerated educational program and then pretty much put him to work. Understandably, he was a bit broken for that.
- Parental Abandonment: His parents separated over his education, and he followed his mother to the US. Not long after that, his mother died.
- One-Scene Wonder
- One Steve Limit: Averted and then played straight. Hiroki is a very common male name in Japan, and there has been at least two one-timer that has the same name before him. Although, referring to "Hiroki" without any quantification usually refers to him
- Starts with a Suicide
Voiced by Risa Hayamizu (JP)
The "Detective of the South" in the Detectives' Koshien arc. She's from Fukuoka, a big town in the southern island of Kyushu.
- Amateur Sleuth
- Bifauxnen and Bokukko. The second is subverted since, as soon as she's uncovered as Tokitsu's killer, she switches to the more gender-neutral watashi, apparently feeling that she's too bloodstained to use boku anymore as it was a symbol of her youthful innocence.
- Broken Bird
- Dead Little Sister: Her best friend worked as a handmaid for a rich yet mentally unbalanced socialite who hanged herself in her own manor. The poor girl was wrongfully accused for her boss's murder, and threw herself off a sea cliff due to the pressure from the police. Hence why Natsuki arranged the reunion among highschool detectives: since "a highschool detective with a weird accent" sold the maid out, she wanted to discover which one was to blame, corner him, and take revenge.
- Dropped a Bridget On Him: Hakuba, Heiji and Conan didn't know that the very tomboyish Natsuki was a girl, and they only found out when they saw her in a seifuku uniform.
Heiji: T-that guy's a girl?!
- Headphones Equal Isolation: Invoked. Natsuki wore huge earphones in the beginning, which confused the others and made them think she didn't want to speak too much to them. She actually used them to hide her pierced ears, which would let others know she wasn't a highschooler anymore (Japanese schools are very strict about dress codes and often prohibit the use of earrings). She later hid them with her hair when she couldn't use the 'phones anymore.
- Fear of Thunder: Subverted, she was faking it.
- Older Than They Look: Is already 20 but looks young for her age. She exploits it to try fitting in the group better and not raise any eyebrows.
- One-Scene Wonder: Leaning on Jinpei Matsuda's status.
- Sympathetic Murderer: Killed fellow Amateur Sleuth Tokitsu, as he insisted that the dead socialite was killed (He had been fooled by a "closed room trick" performed by a thief some time after the murder, believing it to have been performed by the murderer.) This led to the suicide of the only suspect, Natsuki's friend.
Voiced by Shinichiro Miki (JP)
The "Detective of the North" in the Detectives' Koshien arc. He's born in Tokyo and raised in Hokkaido, a huge island in northern Japan.
- Amateur Sleuth
- Asshole Victim: While he didn't intentionally drive Natsuki's friend to kill herself, he showed no remorse about it and was more worried about his reputation. No wonder Natsuki got pissed and killed him.
- But for Me It Was Tuesday: What he thought of the case in the manor. Too bad he said that in front of the suicidal suspect's best friend. Enjoy being bludgeoned to death, buddy.
- Driven to Suicide: Not him, but 50 culprits in the 300 cases he's resolved.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Looks Like Cesare In the anime flashbacks.
- Japanese Pronouns: Uses the very archaic shousei to refer to himself. The other junior detectives tend to use ore or boku instead. (Natsuki included. That's why Natsuki's friend referred to him as having "a weird accent", letting her pinpoint the other detectives as the possible culprits behind the maid's suicide.
- Smug Snake
- Tall, Dark and Snarky
Dr. Narumi Asai
Dr. Narumi Asai alias of Seiji Asai, born Seiji Asou.
Voiced by Ai Orikasa (JP)
Appeared in the Moonlight Sonata arc. She is the beautiful doctor of the fishing island of Tsukukage. She is actually Seiji Asou, the son of the late local pianist who died under strange circumstances, crossdressed.
Mandatory Naming Note: His surname by birth, Asou is also that of one of Aoyama's assistants.
- Alternate Character Reading: He didn't need to change the kanji of his name to change names. More info in the original page.
- Broken Bird, Rare Crossdresser Example.
- Driven to Suicide
- Dude Looks Like a Lady
- Face Death with Dignity
- Harmless Lady Disguise: Although he showed no signs of being a male all the time.
- Hospital Hottie
- Ill Boy: Which, ironically, saved his life: he was in an hospital when the Asous were killed.
- Love Makes You Evil: His whole family was murdered, after his pianist father refused to keep aiding a local drug ring and they got to him. Seiji only survived because he was hospitalized in Tokyo, and he planned revenge...
- My Greatest Failure: To Shinichi-Conan, as he's the only person Driven to Suicide by Shinichi's deductions.
- One-Scene Wonder: Only appears in one case, but is still rather popular in some fandom corners.
- Not helped by Conan saying, 10 volumes after this case, that he is His Greatest Failure.
- Sympathetic Murderer
Shinichi, Ran and Sonoko's old sempai, and apparently Shinichi's first love. She invites them to a karaoke party to celebrate her birthday, but then the encounter goes sour as a fire breaks in and Asami, who's taking a nap since she doesn't feel well, almost dies...
- Broken Bird
- Cute Sports Club Manager: Of the soccer team.
- Hello, Nurse!: Was very popular at school.
- Love Hurts: She loved Shinichi, but he rejected her love declaration. Her friend Sawai loved her, but she didn't return his feelings. Then Sawai drugged her and caused a fire to try being her Knight in Shining Armor. Ouch, poor Asami.
- Sempai Kouhai
- Unrequited Love: For Shinichi.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Averted. One of the theories is that Asami either tried to kill herself in her birthday or played Distressed Damsel to gain attention, but it wasn't like that.
Voiced by Maya Okamoto (JP)
Shinichi and Ran's former music teacher, as well as the much-loved daughter of Kiyonaga Matsumoto. Who is poisoned to almost death in her wedding day...
- Beautiful All Along: Conan only knew Sayuri as a Grumpy Bear Meganekko. Cue seeing her in a wedding dress and him being dumbstruck at how pretty she really was.
- Christmas Cake: Until recently. She's getting married, yeah, but at age 27 - past the 25 year old "limit". And is actually thirty when she and Toshihiko get married... for real.
- Daddy's Girl
- Genki Girl: Grown-up version
- Meganekko: In the epilogue, we see her in normal clothes and glasses. She's still very cute.
- Sins of Our Fathers: She knew Toshihiko was her Unlucky Childhood Friend, as well as the part that her dad had in his mom's death. So when Sayuri realizes he wanted to kill her as Revenge, she willingly took the poison to atone. Ultimately, she survived, and three years after the incident she married the now-repentant Toshihiko.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Lemon tea. Which is poisoned. Additionally, it was her favorite drink because it reminded her to her first love... Toshihiko.
- Woman in White: Well, she is a bride-to-be.
Yusuke Sakata born Yusuke Inaba.
A policeman working under Chief Touyama, who appears in the Naniwa Murder Case arc. As well as the Sympathetic Murderer of said arc.
- Driven to Suicide: Tries to shoot himself in the head when found out. Heiji struggles with him and manages to stop him... at the cost of being shot.
- Love Makes You Evil
- Knight Templar: Views himself as such. Heiji disagrees.
- One-Scene Wonder
- Serial Killer
- Strong Family Resemblance: Looks a lot like his father. Actually a huge plot point: seeing him caused Numabuchi a Villainous BSOD that let Yusuke learn what happened to Inaba... and then seeing Inaba's picture lets Conan and Heiji identify him as the real culprit.