Detective Conan - Episode One - Il Detective Ri...
Kogoro is invited to a live television talk show as a special detective guest. He mentions during the show that solving cases makes him sleepy and he doesn't really remember how it goes, and everyone takes it as a funny joke... it was not a joke.
Detective Conan - Episode One - Il detective ri...
When Kogoro brags about himself, it's generally to put other people at ease. If someone is worried about whether the case will be solved, Kogoro will say, don't worry, I'm the great detective and, with me here, the case is as good as solved! It's also part of his job as a detective to be confident and make his clients have confidence in him as well. This contrasts with Shinichi's attitude. Shinichi brags because he thinks he's hot shit, not to inspire confidence. After all, Kogoro is a professional freelance detective, so he has to be confident and inspire confidence, even if he's not always right... but Shinichi is just a high school student with an ego, who doesn't work with clients at all, and doesn't know one jot about professionalism.
We're hoping Shinichi's parents will be revealed as villains in the end, who were in-the-know with the Black Organization, and Shinichi himself is part of some experiment for eternal youth, or he's one of several clones with impulsive detectivery, or with a supernatural aura that causes murders to happen around him, or a prototype for creating a squad of deceptively toddler-like assassins, or whatever it is that is going on, and the fact that they left for three years was all part of the plan in some way... but at this point, we're afraid that the story will end with Shinichi's parents just being inexplicably assholes, but presented as if we're supposed to like them.
The plan hinged on the fact that the culprit hired Kogoro to tail a guy for the past three days. Kogoro does so, and takes photos of this guy during his life over the course of the three days. Easy peasy detective work for a great rate. But then, the guy that Kogoro was tailing turned up dead in the bonfire, in a whole other region, and now Kogoro's photographic evidence proves that the victim was alive and well for those three days, so he must have been killed after that, while his client was having a business trip somewhere else entirely. That proves that Kogoro's client must be innocent... right?
Megure needs Kogoro to come to the station to answer the questions about this asshole's alibi, and the asshole is there all smiles. He and his friend just so happened to each take out a big insurance policy, with the other as the only benefactor, as a sort of bet to see which one would live longer. And the asshole is there all, well, my, it's such a surprise that I ended up outliving him, and in such a short time after we made this quirky bet. He has no sign of sadness or horror over hearing that his friend burned in a bonfire. The culprit from the other episode at least pretended to cry about his dear, dear friend who was murdered. But this asshole specifically got a detective involved to fabricate his alibi, just so that he could laugh at how he fooled the detective and the police, and he flounces out of the police station to go cash his check.
One funny thing about this episode is how Kogoro's reaction to the commission changes. Initially he was all, omg, I got such a great commission for this easy peasy task, what a great job, what a great day! Then he learns that his detective work ended up earning the murderer a whopping 5 million yen, and then he's miffed that his commission was so small compared to these ill-gotten gains. Then he's ranting that this guy must be guilty, because no matter how you look at it, he paid him way too much - an obscene amount of money that anyone would say was obviously fishy. And by the end, Kogoro wishes he hadn't taken on the job at all.
But this guy is a fucking asshole who has no qualms and no shame. This guy convinced his friend to take out an insurance policy as a friendly bet, and then murdered him in cold blood, and then put him in a bonfire, and ruined the festival, and put a detective's honor into question, and smiled and laughed at the police, and all this monstrous plan was for just some money. Why would this guy be above also murdering a child, if that child is all that stands between him and his escape into what he believes to be a life of luxury? That's just one more crime. Why would he care?
Shinichi's parents' cruel prank was only possible because Kogoro did indeed believe that the lady was Conan's mom. What if he didn't? After all, Conan's initial reaction was, who the fuck are you, get away from me! It's probably only because Kogoro was so done with babysitting a nasty kid that he didn't have any reason to have any sort of detective lightbulb about this possibly being a kidnapping. Because yeah, Conan has made no effort to endear himself to Kogoro. He's nasty to him all the time, he interferes with his work, he doesn't listen when Kogoro says to not do that and don't touch this and be quiet and go away and stop messing with crime scenes. Conan randomly vanishes and makes Kogoro and Ran fear for his safety, and they have to waste so much time looking for him. Conan has been genuinely nice to Kogoro, like, twice, maybe. And the rest of the time, he's a brat. So, maybe Kogoro was so eager to be done with Conan that he didn't even stop to consider if this lady is his actual mother or not. It's Conan's problem now. Bye!
It also seems like Shinichi's dad has always been constantly testing Shinichi, to the point that their relationship is entirely based on Shinichi needing to impress him and not fail whatever is the current secret test. So, of course Shinichi doesn't want his father to step-in regarding the Black Organization - because, if he did, it would mean Shinichi failed the test. And can you imagine what his dad would do? He'd just completely take over and send Conan to elementary school in Los Angeles, and while Conan is stuck redoing the times table for the third time, his dad would be off solving the mystery with Interpol and being the cool detective, and hush Conan, you're only a child after all, dohoho. ...Insufferable.
Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin [oɡyst dypɛ̃] is a fictional character created by Edgar Allan Poe. Dupin made his first appearance in Poe's 1841 short story "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", widely considered the first detective fiction story. He reappears in "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt" (1842) and "The Purloined Letter" (1844).
Dupin is not a professional detective and his motivations for solving the mysteries change throughout the three stories. Using what Poe termed "ratiocination", Dupin combines his considerable intellect with creative imagination, even putting himself in the mind of the criminal. His talents are strong enough that he appears able to read the mind of his companion, the unnamed narrator of all three stories.
Poe created the Dupin character before the word detective had been coined. The character laid the groundwork for fictional detectives to come, including Sherlock Holmes, and established most of the common elements of the detective fiction genre.
Dupin is from what was once a wealthy family, but "by a variety of untoward events" has been reduced to more humble circumstances, and contents himself only with the basic necessities of life. He now lives in Paris with his close friend, the anonymous narrator of the stories. The two met by accident while both were searching for "the same rare and very remarkable volume" in an obscure library. This scene, the two characters searching for a hidden text, serves as a metaphor for detection. They promptly move to an old manor located in Faubourg Saint-Germain. For hobbies, Dupin is "fond" of enigmas, conundrums, and hieroglyphics. He bears the title Chevalier, meaning that he is a knight in the Légion d'honneur. Dupin shares some features with the later gentleman detective, a character type that became common in the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. He is acquainted with police prefect "G.", who appears in all three stories seeking his counsel.
Dupin is not actually a professional detective, and his motivations change through his appearances. In "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", he investigates the murders for his personal amusement, and to prove the innocence of a falsely accused man. He refuses a financial reward. However, in "The Purloined Letter", Dupin purposefully pursues a financial reward.
Poe may have gotten the last name "Dupin" from a character in a series of stories first published Burton's Gentleman's Magazine in 1828 called "Unpublished passages in the Life of Vidocq, the French Minister of Police". The name also implies "duping" or deception, a skill Dupin shows off in "The Purloined Letter." Detective fiction, however, had no real precedent and the word detective had not yet been coined when Poe first introduced Dupin. The closest example in fiction is Voltaire's Zadig (1748), in which the main character performs similar feats of analysis, themselves borrowed from The Three Princes of Serendip, an Italian rendition of a famous poem called Hasht Bihisht written by the Persian poet Amir Khusrau, which itself is based on the Haft Paykar by Nizami, written around 1197 AD, which in turn takes its outline from the earlier epic Shahnameh written by the Persian poet Firdausi around 1010 AD.
C. Auguste Dupin is generally acknowledged as the first detective in fiction. The character served as the prototype for many that were created later, including Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle and Hercule Poirot by Agatha Christie. Conan Doyle once wrote, "Each [of Poe's detective stories] is a root from which a whole literature has developed... Where was the detective story until Poe breathed the breath of life into it?"
Many tropes that would later become commonplace in detective fiction first appeared in Poe's stories: the eccentric but brilliant detective, the bumbling constabulary, the first-person narration by a close personal friend. Dupin also initiates the storytelling device where the detective announces his solution and then explains the reasoning leading up to it. Like Sherlock Holmes, Dupin uses his considerable deductive prowess and observation to solve crimes. Poe also portrays the police in an unsympathetic manner as a sort of foil to the detective. 041b061a72