|Relatives:||Hidemi Hondou (daughter) |
Eisuke Hondou (son)
Mrs. Hondou (wife, deceased)
|First appearance:||Manga: File 584 |
Anime: Episode 485
|Keyhole number:||Volume 56|
|Japanese voice:||Rikiya Koyama|
Ethan Hondou (イーサン・本堂 Īsan Hondō) is a character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan.
- 1 Background
- 2 Appellations
- 3 Personality
- 4 Plot overview
- 5 Name origin
- 6 See also
- 7 References
Ethan Hondou is also known by Conan as the deceased father of Eisuke Hondou and Hidemi Hondou (Rena Mizunashi or Kir). He was a second generation Japanese-American, which suggests that his parents (or just one of them) might have been Japanese people who moved to USA. He later married a Japanese woman, who worked as a housekeeper and had two children with her. He was a CIA agent who went into deep cover as a Black Organization member. His daughter Hidemi went overseas to study and Eisuke lived with his mother.
He and his son Eisuke at one point lived in Osaka after the death of his wife. 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. He left Eisuke in care with a friend and would seen him allowance every month.
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 and that he had been undercover.
During infiltration his middle man was killed, so his daughter Hidemi, who had joined the CIA as well, went undercover in the organization with the purpose to introduce a new middle man, Barney.
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. He encouraged her to finish the mission in his place and tells her to wait for an ally. After he was killed, a colleague from the CIA, Barney, came in the warehouse he was killed in and started calling him "Hondou." Notably, after the incident Gin claimed he knew Ethan's last name (Hondou) through Ethan's colleague, who committed suicide before he 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.
Not much is known about Ethan’s personality. It can be assumed that he has a strong sense of justice and a deep love for his family, shown when he sacrificed himself for his daughter to continue the mission in his stead without hesitation.
- ^ Manga Volume 56, File 7, Page 2, File 582: "Clue from the West"