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Kid testing a gem to see if it is Pandora (OVA 10)

The Pandora Gem (パンドラ Pandora Gem?) is the target of both Kaitou Kid and the organization that Snake is working for. It is supposed to grant its possessor immortality.

Background

According Snake's unnamed boss in the Magic Kaito case "Blue Birthday" the Pandora Gem is a jewel hidden inside a larger jewel that will glow red under the moonlight. According to myth, if the Pandora Gem is held under the moonlight at the time of the Volley Comet, which passes close to Earth every 10,000 years, then the gem will "cry." Anyone who drinks these tears will then become immortal.[1]

Plot overview

Magic Kaito

Kaito Kuroba decides to become the Kaitou Kid with the attention of drawing his father's murderers into the open. It isn't until after several high-profile heists, however, that his father's murderer Snake appears, in pursuit of the Blue Birthday sapphire.

Snake shoots Kid and takes possession of what he thinks is the Blue Birthday, but Kid survived thanks to putting the real Blue Birthday gem in his breast pocket. Snake goes to an old-fashioned mansion on the edge of the city, where a mysterious balding man with a mustache praises Snake's work, saying "This jewel could be the one he is searching for." The man then went on to explain what the Pandora Gem is: a jewel hidden within a larger jewel that can be identified because it glows red under the moonlight and will, at the time of a comet, "cry tears of immortality". Kid reveals himself to the two men, and vows to find Pandora before they do and "smash it to bits."[2]

In subsequent Kaitou Kid cases, notably the "Red Tear" case (in which Snake appears again) Kaito is shown to be searching for the Pandora Gem.

Detective Conan

The Pandora Gem has never been mentioned by name in Detective Conan. However, the Kaitou Kid has made it clear that he is looking for something and in several instances is shown to hold the gems he steals up to the moonlight before returning them as "not what I'm looking for".

In his investigation of the Black Organization, Conan discovers the phone number of Anokata. However, Ai Haibara discourages him from telephoning the number, calling it "Pandora's Box." [3]

Trivia

References

  1. ^ Aoyama, Gosho. "Chapter 6" (in Japanese). Magic Kaito. 3. Shogakukan.  ("Blue Birthday")
  2. ^ Aoyama, Gosho. "Chapter 6" (in Japanese). Magic Kaito. 3. Shogakukan.  ("Blue Birthday")
  3. ^ Detective Conan episode 394

See also

Magic Kaito
Main Characters Kaito KurobaKaitou KidAoko NakamoriGinzo NakamoriAkako KoizumiSaguru Hakuba
Secondary Characters Toichi KurobaChikage KurobaKonosuke JiiKeiko MomoiSnakeSuperintendent General HakubaRose (OVA only) • Spider (TV specials only) • List of minor Magic Kaito characters
Manga Magic Kaito Volume 1-5Volume 1Volume 2Volume 3Volume 4Volume 5Magic Kaito Chapters not yet included in a VolumeMagic Kaito Manga Listed By Heist
OVA adaptations Conan vs. Kid vs. Yaiba - The Grand Battle for the Treasure Sword!!Conan, Kid, and the Crystal Mother
Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom Thief specials The Revived Phantom ThiefKaitou Kid's Busy DateThe Princess Prefers MagicA Witch Sheds No TearsThe Fated Blue BirthdayLove on the Ski Slope on Christmas EveThe Splendid RivalsThe Secret of the Red TearThe Witch, the Detective, and the Phantom ThiefThe Reminiscent Golden EyeThe Tearful Crystal MotherTears of Love for the Dark Knight
Magic Kaito 1412 Season 1
Crossovers The Gathering of the Detectives! Shinichi Kudo vs. Kaitou Kid (DC anime only)
Related Articles List of characters who know Kaitou Kid's identityKaitou Kid's GadgetsMagic Kaito OrganizationPandora GemNonchalant LupinCrow