|Japanese name:|| 本堂 イーサン |
|Relatives:|| Eisuke Hondou (son) |
Hidemi Hondou (daughter)
|First appearance:|| Manga: File 584|
Anime: Episode 485
|Appearances:|| Chapters: 5|
|Keyhole number:||Volume 56|
|Japanese voice:||Rikiya Koyama|
Ethan Hondou (本堂 イーサン Hondō Iisan) is a character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan.
He and his son Eisuke at one point lived in Osaka. He used to eat at an Okonomiyaki restaurant with his CIA colleagues and separately with Eisuke on occasion but stopped coming several years ago, presumably because he died or started infiltrating the Black Organization.
After Ethan went overseas for work, he would occasionally type out messages to his boss' mobile email address while talking to his son on the phone. Eisuke describes the sound as the melody for the "Seven Children" song. This fact, relayed via Ran, allows Conan to deduce that Eisuke's father was in fact a member of the Black Organization as well as a CIA agent.
Recognizing that his newly recruited daughter was about to be found out as a spy by the Black Organization, Ethan committed suicide to protect Hidemi by making it look like she was the one who killed him. After he was killed, a colleague from the CIA came in the warehouse he was killed in and started calling him "Hondou." The colleague committed suicide before could be killed by the Black Organization, and they burned down the warehouse. This was all witnessed by a homeless man living on the second floor of the warehouse who luckily escaped the burning warehouse. Sometime later, Shuichi Akai found the homeless man and found out all these evidence that would be later used to help the FBI.
 Name origin
 See also
- ^ Manga Volume 56, File 7, Page 2, File 582: "Clue from the West"
|High Ranking||Ano kata • Gin • Vermouth|
|Other Agents||Vodka • Chianti • Korn • Bourbon • Kir (undercover)|
|Deceased Agents||Elena Miyano • Atsushi Miyano • Akemi Miyano • Tequila • Pisco • Calvados • Rikumichi Kusuda • Ethan Hondou (undercover) • Irish (movie only) • Yoshiaki Hara (movie only) • Arrack (special manga only)|
|Former Agents||Ai Haibara/Sherry • Shiho Miyano/Sherry • Shuichi Akai/Rye (undercover) • Ki'ichiro Numabuchi • Generic (special manga only)|
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