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| name                = Ran Mouri
 
| name                = Ran Mouri
| japanese-name      = 毛利 蘭<br>(Mōri Ran)
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| japanese-name      = 毛利 蘭 <br> (Mōri Ran)
 
| english-name        = Rachel Moore
 
| english-name        = Rachel Moore
 
| image              = Ran Mouri Profile.jpg
 
| image              = Ran Mouri Profile.jpg
| age                = 16<ref name="Goshodayinterview">{{cite web|url=http://www.detectiveconanworld.com/forum/topic/1555-translating-interviews/page__st__20__p__245256#entry245256|date=2012-01-05|accessdate=2012-01-05|publisher=|title=Translating Interviews - Let's Talk with Gosho Aoyama-sensei Day}}</ref>
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| age                = Manga: 16<ref name="Goshodayinterview">{{cite web|url=http://www.detectiveconanworld.com/forum/topic/1555-translating-interviews/page__st__20__p__245256#entry245256|date=2012-01-05|accessdate=2012-01-05|publisher=|title=Translating Interviews - Let's Talk with Gosho Aoyama-sensei Day}}</ref><br> Anime: 17<ref>Episode 678: Ran claims she is 17 when talking to the film crew</ref>
 
| gender              = Female
 
| gender              = Female
 
| height              = {{Bracket|160 cm|5'3"}}<ref name="CD44">Conan Drill Page 44</ref>
 
| height              = {{Bracket|160 cm|5'3"}}<ref name="CD44">Conan Drill Page 44</ref>
| weight              = Unknown<ref name="CD44" />
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| weight              = {{Bracket|52 kg|115 lbs}}<ref name="CD44"/>
| date-of-birth      = Unknown<ref name="Goshodayinterview"/><ref>Conan Drill page 44 "生年月日不明" - translates to "birthday unknown"</ref><ref>Note: Movie 1 shows Ran looking at a horoscope for Taurus with the dates listed between April 20 and May 20 and remarking that she and Shinichi share May's lucky color red.</ref><ref>The live action drama uses October 1st as Ran's birthday; however, the drama is not [[canon]] and Ran stated in the manga that her birthday is a ways away from Eri's October 10th birthday in Manga [[Volume 68]], File 2, pg 3</ref><!--Do not fill in unless a SPECIFIC DATE is officially confirmed in the canon manga-->
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| date-of-birth      = Unknown <!-- A theory is a theory... nothing else-->
| relatives          = [[Kogoro Mouri]] (father)<br /> [[Eri Kisaki]] (mother)
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| relatives          = [[Kogoro Mouri]] (father) <br> [[Eri Kisaki]] (mother) <br> Mr. Kisaki (maternal grandfather) <br> [[Shinichi Kudo]] (boyfriend)
 
| occupation          = Teitan High School student
 
| occupation          = Teitan High School student
| nicknames          = Ran-neechan ([[Conan Edogawa|Conan]])<br>Ran-kun ([[Hiroshi Agasa|Agasa]], [[Juzo Megure|Megure]])<br>Ran-chan ([[Kazuha Toyama|Kazuha]])<br>Angel ([[Vermouth]])
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|status              = Alive
| first-appearance    = Manga: [[Volume 1#File_001_-_The_Heisei_Holmes|File 1]]<br />Anime: [[Roller_Coaster_Murder_Case|Episode 1]]
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| nicknames          = Angel ([[Vermouth]])
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| first-appearance    = Manga: [[Volume 1#File 001 - The Heisei Holmes|File 1]] <br> Anime: [[Roller Coaster Murder Case|Episode 1]]
 
| appearances        = {{:Ran Mouri Appearances}}
 
| appearances        = {{:Ran Mouri Appearances}}
 
| cases-solved        = 3 (on her own)
 
| cases-solved        = 3 (on her own)
 
| keyhole            = [[Volume 2]]
 
| keyhole            = [[Volume 2]]
 
| japanese-voice      = [[Wakana Yamazaki]]
 
| japanese-voice      = [[Wakana Yamazaki]]
| english-voice      = [[Colleen Clinkenbeard]]
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| english-voice      = [[Colleen Clinkenbeard]] <br> [[Cristina Vee]]<ref>{{cite web|url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detective_Conan:_Zero_the_Enforcer|title=Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer-Wikipedia|date=|publisher=https://en.wikipedia.org|accessdate=2019-09-02}}</ref>
| drama-actor        = [[Tomoka Kurokawa]] (1st)<br>[[Shiori Kutsuna]] (2nd)
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| drama-actor        = [[Tomoka Kurokawa]] (1st) <br> [[Shiori Kutsuna]] (2nd)
| footnotes          =  
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| footnotes          =
 
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'''{{nihongo|Ran Mouri|毛利 蘭|Mōri Ran}}''', also known as '''Rachel Moore''' in the [[Funimation]] dub, is the 2nd protagonist in the manga and anime series, ''[[Detective Conan]]''. She is the childhood friend and the romantic interest of [[Shinichi Kudo]].  
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'''{{nihongo|Ran Mouri|毛利 蘭|Mōri Ran}}''', also known as '''Rachel Moore''' in the [[Funimation]] dub, is a main protagonist in the manga and anime series, ''[[Detective Conan]]''. She is the childhood friend and the romantic interest of [[Shinichi Kudo]] and the daughter of [[Kogoro Mouri]].  
  
==Background==
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== Background ==
[[File:Child Ran and Fusae.jpg|thumb|left|First Grade Ran meets [[Fusae Campbell]] ten years ago and borrows her umbrella]]
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[[File:Child Ran and Fusae.jpg|thumb|left|200px|First Grade Ran meets Fusae Campbell, ten years before the present storyline, and borrows her umbrella.]]
Ran is a childhood friend of [[Shinichi Kudo]]. She is the daughter of [[Kogoro Mouri]], a private detective, and  [[Eri Kisaki]], a lawyer. Her parents separated when she was seven,<ref name="m2">[[The Fourteenth Target|Movie 2: The Fourteenth Target]]</ref> and one of her biggest goals is to get them back together. Her best friend besides Shinichi is her classmate [[Sonoko Suzuki|Sonoko]], who often teases her about her relationship with Shinichi.
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Ran is a childhood friend of [[Shinichi Kudo]]. She is the daughter of [[Kogoro Mouri]], a private detective, and  [[Eri Kisaki]], a lawyer. Her parents separated when she was seven,<ref name="m2">[[The Fourteenth Target|Movie 2: The Fourteenth Target]]</ref> and one of her biggest goals is to get them back together. Her best friend besides Shinichi is her classmate [[Sonoko Suzuki]], who often teases her about her relationship with Shinichi. Her other friends include [[Masumi Sera]], [[Kazuha Toyama]] and [[Heiji Hattori]].
  
Over a year before the series' start, Ran and Shinichi visited Shinichi's parents in New York. They met [[Yukiko Kudo|his mother]] and her actress friend, [[Sharon Vineyard]] (also known as Vermouth, a member of the [[Black Organization]]). Later that evening, Vermouth disguised as a serial killer to do BO work, and was saved by Ran and Shinichi who encountered her on their way back from a show-turned-murder case. Vermouth have fallen to her death, but Ran caught her arm and Shinichi helped her pull Vermouth to safety. Due to this, Sharon gave Ran the nickname "Angel", and Shinichi the nickname "Cool Guy".<ref>[[Volume 34#File 350 - Golden Apple 1|Volumes 34-35, Files 350-354: "Golden Apple 1"]]</ref> Vermouth later showed hesitance to kill Ran and later Conan as well,<ref name="e345" /> but whether or not it was because of any emotional attachment is unclear. It was during this trip that Ran realized her feelings for Shinichi.
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Ran first met Shinichi back in Sakura class. Ran began liking Shinichi when she noticed he was wearing a paper name badge like her, so she wouldn't be bullied for being the only one without a proper badge. Unknown to her, her home room teacher was secretly planning to kidnap her, which Shinichi - with his father's help - foiled. Ran seemed unaware of the plot.
  
After Shinichi's disappearance, Ran met [[Conan Edogawa]], who was introduced by [[Hiroshi Agasa|Professor Agasa]] as a "distant relative". At Agasa's request, Ran agreed to look after him, and immediately came to think of him as a surrogate little brother.<ref>[[Volume 1#File 002 - The Great Detective Turned Small|Volume 1, File 2: "The Great Detective Turned Small"]]</ref> Ran has come to suspect Conan's identity multiple times, but Conan always manages a sufficient alibi to satisfy her concerns.
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When Ran and Shinichi were six, they snuck into [[Teitan Elementary School]] at night to uncover the truth behind a hat-wearing monster rumor. They met the elder [[Kaitou Kid]] in the school library who played a nasty prank on them before handing over a code inside a leather wallet. With the help of Agasa, Shinichi and Ran partially solved the case and Shinichi started to informally call Ran by her first name. That same year Ran met [[Fusae Campbell]] who was waiting to see if Agasa would appear at their promised meeting place. Fusae gives Ran her umbrella and asks Ran to buy one of her designer purses when she gets older.
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At ten years old, Ran developed an interest in karate after witnessing national champion Satoru Maeda.<ref name="karate">[[Volume 8#File 072 - Night Baron|Volume 8, File 72: "The Night Baron"]]</ref> By age sixteen, she had developed into a highly skilled martial artist, captaining Teitan High School's karate club.
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Around a year before the series' start, Ran joined Shinichi on a trip to visit his parents in New York (her own father being otherwise engaged by a community trip). She was there when Shinichi solved his first case and gained recognition as a detective. They met [[Yukiko Kudo]], his mother, and her actress friend, [[Sharon Vineyard]] (the public face of [[Vermouth]], a member of the [[Black Organization]]). Later that evening, she encountered [[Shuichi Akai]] who warned her there was a serial killer on the prowl in the area. Ran later encountered [[Vermouth]] in disguise as the serial killer. Vermouth would have fallen to her death, but Ran caught her arm and Shinichi helped her pull Vermouth to safety. Due to this, Vermouth gave Ran and Shinichi the nicknames "Angel" and "Cool Guy", respectively.<ref>[[Volume 34#File 350 - Golden Apple 1|Volumes 34-35, Files 350-354: "Golden Apple 1"]]</ref> Vermouth later showed hesitance to kill Ran and later [[Conan Edogawa]] (Shinichi's childhood form) as well,<ref name="e345" /> but whether or not it was because of any emotional attachment is unclear. It was during this trip that Ran realized her true feelings for Shinichi, finally realizing that she is in love with him.
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Before the tropical land meetup, Shinichi and Ran visited Beika Aquarium together where Shinchi solved a case. After the case Shinichi accidentally making her drop her new cellphone on a sewer, he promises to replace it and take her to Tropical Land if she wins the Karate Championship as an apology, she also half-jokingly demands her new cellphone to be strapped with a sea cucumber strap, which Shinichi actually got for her.
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After Shinichi's disappearance while on a trip to [[Tropical Land]] Amusement Park with her, Ran met Conan, who was introduced by [[Hiroshi Agasa|Professor Agasa]] as a "distant relative". At Agasa's request, Ran agreed to look after him, and immediately came to think of him as a surrogate little brother.<ref>[[Volume 1#File 002 - The Great Detective Turned Small|Volume 1, File 2: "The Great Detective Turned Small"]]</ref> Ran has come to suspect Conan's identity multiple times, but Conan always manages (helped by his friends like [[Ai Haibara]] and even [[Kaito Kid]]) to find a sufficient alibi to satisfy her concerns.
 
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== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
Ran's greatest personality trait is that she genuinely cares for those she loves. She is also patient, kind, and nurturing. Like Shinichi, she highly values justice to the point of idealism. To avoid making Shinichi choose between her and his important case (really an excuse because Shinichi has turned into Conan and can't return), she has decided to wait for him to finish it, trusting his promise that he will come back despite their separation causing Ran a lot of emotional pain. Ran is also very hot-blooded and tends to act on impulses when the people she cares about are involved; the combination of jumping to conclusions and not hesitating to use karate on those who she perceives to have wronged someone have led to several "near-miss" misunderstandings. Early on, she would become violently suspicious if she thought Shinichi was philandering, although more recently his confessions have lead her to trust his intentions.  
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[[File:773-1.png|thumb|200px|Ran is mad at Shinichi for losing her phone.]]
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[[File:773-2.png|thumb|200px|"Why would you make me say that?!"]]
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Ran's greatest personality trait is that she genuinely cares for those she loves. She is also patient, kind, and nurturing. She has a very overwhelming personality, quickly able to intimidate people when angered. Like Shinichi, she highly values justice to the point of idealism. To avoid making Shinichi choose between her and his important case (which is actually useless because Shinichi has turned into Conan and can't return as of now), she has decided to wait for him to finish it, trusting his promise that he will come back, despite their separation causing Ran a lot of emotional pain. Ran is also very hot-blooded and tends to act on impulses when the people she cares about are involved; the combination of jumping to conclusions and not hesitating to use karate on those who she perceives to have wronged someone have led to several "near-miss" misunderstandings. She is also not above using martial arts as a subtle threat to keep people, including her father, in line. In earlier stories, she would become violently suspicious if she thought Shinichi was philandering, although more recently his confessions (in the [[Holmes' Revelation]] Arc) have led her to trust his intentions.
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Ran can be very brave and resourceful when she wants to be, and has rescued Conan from trouble on many occasions. She has remained bold, steady, confident and calm in many situations that would usually cause others to remain frozen in fear, such as being threatened by a gun <ref name="e345">[[Head-to-Head Match with the Black Organization: A Dual Mystery on a Full Moon Night|Episode 345: Head-to-Head Match with the Black Organization: A Dual Mystery on a Full Moon Night]]</ref> or surrounded by flames<ref>[[Movie 5]]</ref>. However, she has an irrational fear of the supernatural and is thus — unlike her friend Sonoko — absolutely no fan of anything related to the horror genre.<ref name="e274">[[Truth About the Haunted House|Episode 274-275: Truth About the Haunted House]]</ref> She also constantly tries to reunite her father and mother again, though with little success, thanks to the mutual stubbornness of both parents. Ran is typically unaware of her own attractiveness, and usually remains oblivious when men try to flirt with her, often to Sonoko's exasperation, who believes her wait for Shinichi to be hopeless. If made aware, Ran doesn't respond in kind due to her feelings for Shinichi. Even though Ran is in love with Shinichi, she has repeatedly failed to convey her feelings (until The Crimson School Trip) because she suddenly becomes self-conscious.
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Ran is very self-sufficient for her age, since her father Kogoro is often drunk, slovenly, and fiscally irresponsible. She handles many of the Mouri household's financial affairs and all the cooking and housework. She also ensures Kogoro doesn't slack off on his job, is on his best behaviour for client meetings, and she often greets and provides refreshments for potential clients. She also appreciates fine art. Ran is noted by both Shinichi and [[Shuichi Akai]] as one who "cries a lot".<ref> Manga file: "Ran's Tears"</ref>
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Ran also seemed to have a sense of noticing when something seems wrong or strange, although she doesn't always figure out on her own what it is. Like in a [[Volume 29#Girl Clubbing Case|case]] where a ganguro woman was killed, Ran could feel that there something that didn't fit in with the victim's look (the killer had switched platform boots with regular shoes). And during the Macademy awards Ran noticed that Shinichi's father who was on TV (who was Yukiko in disguise) behaved 'cute'.
  
Ran can be very brave and resourceful when she wants to be, and rescues Conan from trouble on occasion. However, she has an irrational fear of the supernatural and is thus—unlike her friend Sonoko—absolutely no fan of anything related to the horror genre.<ref name="e274">[[Truth About the Haunted House|Episode 274-275: Truth About the Haunted House]]</ref> She also constantly tries to reunite her father and mother again, though with little success, thanks to the mutual stubbornness of both parents. Ran is typically unaware of her attractiveness, and usually remains oblivious when men try to flirt with her, often to Sonoko's exasperation. If made aware, Ran doesn't respond in kind due to her feelings for Shinichi. Even though Ran is in love with Shinichi, she has repeatedly failed to convey her feelings because she suddenly becomes self conscious.  
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It has happened that Ran, like her father, can become serious about a case, if it involves something personal to her. During the Night Baron murder, upon realizing that her idol Satoru Maeda was the most likely suspect, she - after considering what Shinichi would have done in her situation - made considerable effort to prove him innocent. Another time she helped an old classmate, accused of theft, proving her innocent.
  
Ran is very self-sufficient for her age, since her father is often drunk, slovenly, and fiscally irresponsible. She handles many of the Mouri household's financial affairs and all the cooking and housework. She also ensures Kogoro doesn't slack off on his job, is on his best behavior for client meetings, and she often greets and provides refreshments for potential clients. She also appreciates fine art. Ran is noted by both Shinichi and Shuichi Akai to cry a lot. <ref> Manga file: "Ran's Tears"</ref>
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Ran also likes to rush wherever she goes, believing both her name and nature to be like the word "Run" from English. She even said to Shinichi, "My name is Ran! I was born to run!"
  
==Appearance==
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== Appearance ==
Ran is a light-skinned girl of average height. She is slender in frame, yet sports an athletic and fairly curvaceous built. She has big blue eyes and dark brown hair. Her hair is straight and hip-length tucked behind her ears with short wavy bangs over her forehead. What was originally a wave in her bangs has evolved into a stylized triangular point as the manga has progressed.  
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Ran is a light-skinned girl of average height. She is slender in frame, yet sports an athletic and curvaceous build. She has big bluish-purple eyes and dark brown hair. Her hair is straight and hip-length, tucked behind her ears with short wavy bangs over her forehead. What was originally a wave in her bangs has evolved into a stylized triangular point as the manga has progressed. Ran is also very beautiful, as described by many characters throughout the series. Many men have become infatuated with her in the series, as noted by Sonoko (much to Sonoko's annoyance). [[Eisuke Hondou]] had openly confessed before Conan that he was in love with Ran (though the statement's truth is somewhat doubted). Ran was once even offered a [[An Elevator Murder Case|modeling job]].
  
 
== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==
Ran's most notable ability is her great prowess in martial arts; she is skilled enough in karate to win regional tournaments at the high-school level. Ran is the captain and ace of the karate team of Teitan High School.<ref>[[Volume 1#File 001 - The Heisei Holmes|Volume 1, File 1: "The Heisei Holmes"]]</ref> She is also well-trained in Judo by her father. Her deceptive strength and skill have been seen repeatedly, both from her ability to effortlessly smash stone and other very sturdy objects and also take out various assailants. In the ninth movie, ''[[Strategy Above the Depths]]'', Conan states that Ran has an unusual amount of stamina.<ref name="m9">[[Strategy Above the Depths|Movie 9: Strategy Above the Depths]]</ref> Despite her prowess, she may not always be able to fight if scared too much.<ref name="m2" /> In the fourth movie (''[[Captured in Her Eyes]]''), Ran also was unable to fight due to suffering of amnesia at the time, but as soon as she recovered her memories she also got the use of her abilities back and incapacitated the culprit who was about to kill her and Conan.<ref name="m4">[[Captured in Her Eyes|Movie 4: Captured in Her Eyes]]</ref>  
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[[File:691-16.png|thumb|200px|Ran beats up a gangster.]]
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=== Martial arts ===
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Ran's most notable ability is her great prowess in martial arts; she is a black-belt in karate as well as team captain and ace of her high school team with enough skill to win regional tournaments in her age group.<ref>[[Volume 1#File 001 - The Heisei Holmes|Volume 1, File 1: "The Heisei Holmes"]]</ref> Her skills are also shown comparable to [[Makoto Kyogoku]], a world-class martial artist (and Sonoko's boyfriend), able to effectively attack in perfect sync with him.<ref>[[Volume 33#File 334 - Bloody Valentine 4|Volume 33, File 334: - "Bloody Valentine 4"]]</ref> She is also well-trained in Judo by her father, showing similar proficiency in his signature one-armed shoulder throw. Her deceptive strength and skill have been seen repeatedly, both from her ability to effortlessly smash stone and other very sturdy objects and with noticeable dexterity and agility also take out various and multiple assailants, most with just a single hit. From watching Shinichi play soccer over the years, Ran has also developed similar flexibility and accuracy in her kicks.<ref>[[Movie 16]]</ref> Despite her prowess, she may not always be able to fight if scared too much.<ref name="m2"/> Ran was also unable to fight due to suffering from amnesia in [[Captured in Her Eyes|Movie 4: Captured in Her Eyes]].
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=== Physical prowess ===
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Despite her slender frame, Ran has considerable raw strength, as seen from prying open a powerless elevator door, and holding up a much-larger Vermouth when she almost fell to her death in the 'Shinichi Kudo's NY Adventure' arc. She is also shown to be remarkably fast, able to quickly react to and knock away falling pipes and likewise dodge a bullet up-close while on guard. Her strikes have also shown similar speed, able to swat down a bee with a single kick. Conan states that Ran has an unusual amount of stamina.<ref name="m9">[[Strategy Above the Depths|Movie 9: Strategy Above the Depths]]</ref>
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=== Intelligence ===
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Ran is quite intelligent. She was able to solve a few cases on her own, and has been shown to be a better detective than several characters such as Sonoko on a number of occasions. Shinichi/Conan has even acknowledged that Ran is a skillful detective<ref name="e196">[[The Invisible Weapon, Ran's First Investigation|Episode 196: The Invisible Weapon, Ran's First Investigation]]</ref>. Ran also has a very good memory and attention to detail, having used both to contribute to investigations more than once. If Shinichi/Conan had not gone through extreme lengths to fool her, she would have been the first to deduce that Conan and Shinichi are the same person.
  
Ran is also very skilled in running a household, including sewing and cooking. She is musically talented, noted to be a very good singer and able to memorize and transcrive the notes for the song ''Come Spring'', and she can also play the piano well. She also is astonishingly lucky at gambling, lotteries, and any game of chance, including poker.<ref>[[Volume 8]]</ref><ref name="e75">[[Loan Company President's Murder Case|Episode 75: Loan Company President's Murder Case]]</ref> Ran is also considered very beautiful as many men become infatuated with her as noted by Sonoko (much to Sonoko's annoyance); Ran was once even offered a modeling job. Ran also has a very good memory for history, and has used her knowledge to contribute to a case investigation more than once.
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=== Other skills ===
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Ran is also very skilled in running a household, including sewing and cooking. She is musically talented, noted to be a very good singer and she can also play the piano well. She also speaks adequate English. She also has astonishing luck and good instincts when it comes to gambling, lotteries, and any game of chance; she has never been known to lose.<ref>[[Volume 8]]</ref><ref name="e75">[[Loan Company President's Murder Case|Episode 75: Loan Company President's Murder Case]]</ref> Likewise, Ran has shown very alert senses in darkness, able to notice an attacker with a weapon and strike to protect herself.<ref>File 041 - The First Victim!</ref> She was also shown to be very fast when needed, such as dodging a bullet in [[The Raven Chaser|Movie 13: The Raven Chaser]].
  
==Appellations==
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== Appellations ==
In the Detective Conan Franchise, most characters simply call Ran by her name, but characters have another way of calling her. This table shows what Ran call other characters and what they call her.
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In the ''Detective Conan'' Franchise, most characters simply call Ran by her name, but characters have another way of calling her. This table shows what Ran call other characters and what they call her.
 
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{{appellations/head|Ran}}|
! style="width:60px;"|Picture !! style="width:125px;"|Name !! style="width:200px;"|What they call Ran !! style="width:200px;"|What Ran calls them
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{{appellations|Shinichi Kudo|Ran <br> Ran-nēchan (forgetting he is not in Conan form)<ref>Japanese Version of "[[The Desperate Revival]]" as the [[Viz Media]] translation of the story ([[Volume 26]]: File 258) lacked honorifics.</ref>|Shinichi <br> Shinichi-kun (childhood) <br> Holmes-san (childhood once) <br> Deduction Freak (''Suiri Otaku'') <br> Mystery Geek <br> Deduction Nut <br> Detective Maniac}}
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{{appellations|Conan Edogawa|Ran-nēchan <br> Ran (in thoughts)|Conan-kun <br> Edogawa Conan<ref>[[Hijacked Department Store Case]]</ref><br> My Boyfriend (once)<ref>[[The Amusement Park Bungee Jumping Case|Episode: 149 The Amusement Park Bungee Jumping Case]]</ref>}}
| [[File:Shinichi Kudo 60px.jpg]] || [[Shinichi Kudo]] || Ran<br>Ran-neechan (forgetting he is not in Conan form) || Shinichi<br>Deduction Freak ''(Suiri Otaku)''<br>Mystery Geek <br>Deduction Nut <br>Detective Maniac
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{{appellations|Kogoro Mouri|Ran <br> Ran-chan (drunk)|Dad (''Otōsan'') <br> Mouri Kogoro<ref>{{appear ep|640|The Memory Trip of the Eight Sketches|part=1}}</ref>}}
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| [[File:Conan Edogawa 60px.jpg]] || [[Conan Edogawa]] || Ran-neechan<br>Ran (in thoughts) || Conan-kun
 
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| [[File:Kogoro Mouri 60px.jpg]] || [[Kogoro Mouri]] || Ran<br>Ran-chan (drunk) || Dad or father ''(Otou-san)''
 
 
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! style="width:60px;"|Picture !! style="width:125px;"|Name !! style="width:200px;"|What they call Ran !! style="width:200px;"|What Ran calls them
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{{appellations|Ayumi Yoshida|Ran-onēsan|Ayumi-chan}}
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{{appellations|Genta Kojima|Ran-nēchan|Genta-kun}}
| [[File:Ayumi Yoshida 60px.jpg]] || [[Ayumi Yoshida]] || Ran-oneesan || Ayumi-chan
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{{appellations|Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya|Ran-san|Mitsuhiko-kun}}
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{{appellations|Ai Haibara|Mouri-san <br> The girl at the Detective Agency <br> Ran-san (once)|Ai-chan}}
| [[File:Genta Kojima 60px.jpg]] || [[Genta Kojima]] || Ran-neechan || Genta-kun
 
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| [[File:Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya 60px.jpg]] || [[Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya]] || Ran-san || Mitsuhiko-kun
 
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| [[File:Ai Haibara 60px.jpg]] || [[Ai Haibara]] || Mouri-san<br>The girl at the Detective Agency<br>Ran-San (once) || Ai-chan
 
 
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! style="width:60px;"|Picture !! style="width:125px;"|Name !! style="width:200px;"|What they call Ran !! style="width:200px;"|What Ran calls them
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{{appellations|Eri Kisaki|Ran|Mom or mother (''Okāsan'')}}
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{{appellations|Yukiko Kudo|Ran-chan|Shinichi's mom (''Shinichi no okāsan'')}}
| [[File:Eri Kisaki 60px.jpg]] || [[Eri Kisaki]] || Ran || Mom or mother ''(Okaa-san)''
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{{appellations|Yusaku Kudo|Ran-chan <br> Mouri Ran <br> Ran-kun<ref name="14f8">[[Volume 14]], File 8</ref>|Shinichi's dad (''Shinichi no otōsan'')}}
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{{appellations|Hiroshi Agasa|Ran-kun|Professor (''Hakase'') <br> Professor Agasa (''Agasa-hakase'')}}
| [[File:Hiroshi Agasa 60px.jpg]] || [[Hiroshi Agasa]] || Ran-kun || Professor ''(Hakase)'' <br>Professor Agasa ''(Agasa-hakase)''
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{{appellations|Sonoko Suzuki|Ran <br> Ran-chan (childhood)|Sonoko <br> Sonoko-chan (childhood)}}
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{{appellations|Heiji Hattori|Nēchan <br> Ran-san <br> Ran-chan|Hattori-kun}}
| [[File:Sonoko Suzuki 60px.jpg]] || [[Sonoko Suzuki]] || Ran || Sonoko
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{{appellations|Kazuha Toyama|Ran-chan|Kazuha-chan}}
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{{appellations|Eisuke Hondou|Ran-san <br> Mouri-san<ref>[[Clash of Red and Black|Episode 491]]</ref>|Eisuke-kun}}
| [[File:Heiji Hattori 60px.jpg]] || [[Heiji Hattori]] || Neechan<br>Ran-san || Hattori-kun
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{{appellations|Masumi Sera|Ran-chan <br> Ran-kun <br> Ran|Sera-san <br> Sera Masumi-chan<ref>File 778</ref><br> Sera-chan}}
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{{appellations|Kazumi Tsukamoto|Mouri<ref>''Conan Shinbun 2''</ref>|Kazumi-senpai}}
| [[File:Kazuha Toyama 60px.jpg]] || [[Kazuha Toyama]] || Ran-chan || Kazuha-chan
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{{appellations|Azusa Enomoto|-|Azusa-san}}
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{{appellations|Makoto Kyogoku|-|Kyogoku-san}}
| [[File:Masumi Sera 60px.jpg]] || [[Masumi Sera]] || Ran-chan<br>Ran-kun<br>Ran || Sera-san<br>Masumi-chan ''(File 778)''
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{{appellations|Nakamichi|Mouri|Nakamichi-kun}}
 
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{{appellations|Juzo Megure|Ran-kun|Inspector (''Keibu'')}}
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{{appellations|Jodie Starling|Mouri-san|Jodie-sensei}}
| [[File:Juzo Megure 60px.jpg]] || [[Juzo Megure|Inspector Megure]] || Ran-kun || Inspector
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{{appellations|Subaru Okiya|Long-haired girl (once)<ref>Chapter 638</ref><br> Ran-san|Okiya-san <br> Subaru-san <br> Okiya Subaru-san}}
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{{appellations|Rei Furuya|Ran-san<ref>[[Detectives' Nocturne|Episode 674]]</ref>|Amuro-san}}
| [[File:Sango Yokomizo 60px.jpg]] || [[Sango Yokomizo]] || Ran-san || Inspector
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{{appellations|Shuichi Akai|''Omae''|FBI person (''FBI no hito'') <br> Your brother (''oniisan''; talking to [[Masumi Sera|Masumi]])}}
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{{appellations|Sango Yokomizo|Ran-san|Inspector}}
| [[File:Jugo Yokomizo 60px.jpg]] || [[Jugo Yokomizo]] || Ran-san || Inspector
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{{appellations|Jugo Yokomizo|Ran-san|Inspector}}
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{{appellations|Wataru Takagi|Ran-san|Detective Takagi (''Takagi-keiji'')}}
| [[File:Wataru Takagi 60px.jpg]] || [[Wataru Takagi]] || Ran-san || Detective Takagi ''(Takagi-keiji)''
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{{appellations|Miwako Sato|Ran-chan|Detective Sato (''Sato-keiji'')}}
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{{appellations|Ninzaburo Shiratori|Ran-san|Inspector Shiratori (''Shiratori-keibu'')}}
| [[File:Miwako Sato 60px.jpg]] || [[Miwako Sato]] || Ran-chan || Detective Sato ''(Sato-keiji)''
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{{appellations|Misao Yamamura|Ran-san|Detective Yamamura (''Yamamura-keiji'' ) <br> Inspector Yamamura (''Yamamura-keibu'')}}
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{{appellations|Yui Uehara|Ran-chan<ref name="file913">[[Volume 86#Kawanakajima Murder Case|File 913 (Volume 86)]]</ref>|Yui-san<ref name="file910">[[Volume 86#Kamaitachi Murder Case|File 910 (Volume 86)]]</ref><br> Detective Yui (''Yui-keiji'')<ref name="file913"/>}}
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{{appellations|Kansuke Yamato|-|Inspector Yamato Kansuke (''Yamato Kansuke-keibu'')<ref name="file910" /><br> Inspector Yamato (''Yamato-keibu'')<ref name="file917">[[Volume 87#Kawanakajima Murder Case|File 917 (Volume 87)]]</ref>}}
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{{appellations|Taka'aki Morofushi|-|Inspector Morofushi<ref name="file917"/>}}
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{{appellations|Tsuyoshi Shikatsuno|-|Inspector Shikatsuno (''Shikatsuno-keibu'')}}
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{{appellations|Yumi Miyamoto|Ran-chan|Yumi-san}}
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{{appellations|Naeko Miike|-|Naeko-san}}
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{{appellations|Kazunobu Chiba|Ran-san|Detective Chiba (''Chiba-keiji'')}}
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{{appellations|Ginshiro Toyama|-|Kazuha-chan's father (''Kazuha-chan no otōsan'')}}
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{{appellations|Fumimaro Ayanokoji|-|Ayanokoji-san}}
 
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{{appellations|Vermouth|Ran-chan <br> Angel|Sharon<ref>[[Volume 35|Volume 35, File 353, Page 6]]</ref>}}
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{{appellations|Hidemi Hondou|-|Eisuke-kun's sister (''Eisuke-kun no onēsan'') <br> Mizunashi Rena}}
| [[File:Vermouth 60px.jpg]] || [[Vermouth]] || Angel || Sharon<ref>[[Volume 35|Volume 35, File 353, Page 6]]</ref>
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{{appellations|Yoko Okino|Ran-san|Yoko-san <br> Yoko-chan}}
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{{appellations|Tomoaki Araide|Ran-san|Araide-sensei}}
| [[File:Kaitou Kid 60px.jpg]] || [[Kaitou Kid]] || Ran ||Kaitou Kid
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{{appellations|Apollo Glass|Nēchan|Apollo-kun}}
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{{appellations|Koshi Anno|file=Koshi Anno.jpg|Anno-san <br> Aina chan|Mouri daughter}}
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{{appellations|Soshi Okita|Ran-chan|Okita-kun}}
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{{appellations|Saguru Hakuba|Ran-san}}
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== Plot overview ==
 
== Plot overview ==
 
=== Doubts about Conan's identity ===
 
=== Doubts about Conan's identity ===
[[File:007-1.png|thumb|Episode 007]]
 
[[File:096-1.png|thumb|Episode 096]]
 
[[File:191-1.png|thumb|Episode 191]]
 
[[File:Ran_suspecting_Conan.jpg|thumb|Episode 400]]
 
[[File:574-1.png|thumb|Episode 574]]
 
[[File:691-13.png|thumb|Episode 691]]
 
 
 
In time, Ran comes to suspect that Conan is actually Shinichi, despite what her common sense would say, but he always manages to trick her and prove her wrong. There are, however, occasions where she appears to be sure that Shinichi and Conan are one and the same.
 
In time, Ran comes to suspect that Conan is actually Shinichi, despite what her common sense would say, but he always manages to trick her and prove her wrong. There are, however, occasions where she appears to be sure that Shinichi and Conan are one and the same.
  
====Episode 007====
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==== Monthly Presents Case (Manga: [[Volume 3|026-029]], Anime: [[Once-A-Month Present Threat Case|7]]) ====
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[[File:007-1.png|right|thumb|200px|Episode 7]]
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The first time Ran suspects Conan is episode 7. After seeing how Conan, like Shinichi, can deduce someone's occupation by just touching the person's hand, Ran becomes very suspicious and keeps an eye on Conan during the whole case. However, Professor Agasa calls Ran with the voice changing bowtie at the end, freeing Conan of suspicion for a while.
  
The first time Ran suspects Conan is [[episode 7]]. After seeing how Conan, like Shinichi, can deduce someone's occupation by just touching the person's hand, Ran becomes very suspicious and keeps an eye on Conan during the whole case. However, Professor Agasa calls Ran with the voice changing bowtie at the end, freeing Conan of suspicion for a while.
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==== Suspicious Uncle Case (Manga: [[Volume 14|131-134]], Anime: [[The Cornered Famous Detective! Two Big Murder Cases|96]]) ====
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[[File:096-1.png|thumb|left|200px|Episode 96]]
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[[The Cornered Famous Detective! Two Big Murder Cases|Another time]], when Ran finds Conan asleep on the sofa, she takes off his glasses and notices the striking resemblance he has to Shinichi as a child. She later confronts Conan about this resemblance, his similar powers of deduction, and even his shared lack of any musical knowledge. However, Shinichi's mother unexpectedly shows up and covers for Conan by explaining that Conan resembles Shinichi because they are distant relatives and that Conan possesses Shinichi's deductive ability because he admires Shinichi and learns from him. Despite apologizing to Conan for doubting him, Ran does not lose her suspicions, but keeps them to herself for awhile, as noted by [[Yukiko]], telling Conan that Ran's last smile wasn't convincing her, immediately realising that the girl wasn't satisfied with her last answer and that she is keeping her suspicions for herself until she finds real proof.<ref>[[Volume 26|Volume 26, File 254: "An Infatuated Heart"]]</ref>
  
====Episode 096====
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==== The Desperate Revival (Manga: [[Volume 26|256-257]], Anime: [[The Desperate Revival|191]])====
 
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[[File:191-1.png|right|thumb|200px|Episode 191]]
[[The Cornered Famous Detective! Two Big Murder Cases|Another time]], when Ran finds Conan asleep on the sofa, she takes off his glasses and notices the striking resemblance he has to Shinichi as a child. She later confronts Conan about this resemblance, his similar powers of deduction, and even his shared lack of any musical knowledge. However, Shinichi's mother unexpectedly shows up and covers for Conan by explaining that Conan resembles Shinichi because they are distant relatives and that Conan possesses Shinichi's deductive ability because he admires Shinichi and learns from him.
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[[The Desperate Revival|When Conan is critically injured]] and requires a blood donation, Ran donates her blood without hesitation, knowing she and Shinichi share the same rare blood type. Since this act proves Ran's suspicions are correct, with the help of [[Ai Haibara]], Conan manages to fool Ran by allowing Shinichi to appear before her while Conan (Ai Haibara in disguise) is present.
 
 
====Episode 191====
 
 
 
Despite apologizing to Conan for doubting him, Ran does not lose her suspicions, but keeps them to herself for awhile.<ref>[[Volume 26|Volume 26, File 254: "An Infatuated Heart"]]</ref> [[The Desperate Revival|When Conan is critically injured]] and requires a blood donation, Ran donates her blood without hesitation, knowing she and Shinichi share the same rare blood type. Since this act proves Ran's suspicions are correct, with the help of [[Ai Haibara]], Conan manages to fool Ran by allowing Shinichi to appear before her while Conan (Ai Haibara in disguise) is present.
 
 
 
====Episode 400====
 
  
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==== Suspicious Cellphone Case (Manga: [[Volume 47|483]], Anime: [[Ran's Suspicions|400]]) ====
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[[File:Ran suspecting Conan.jpg|left|thumb|200px|Episode 400]]
 
In [[Ran's Suspicions]], Conan once forgets his cell phone on the couch and Ran, in the room at the time, remembers to send an email to Shinichi to let him know that she's going with her father on a case and that his presence would be most welcome as Kogoro could use the help. Right after sending the message, Conan's phone starts vibrating. Ran, quite perplexed by the perfect timing, checks his phone only to discover a new email (she hasn't seen the content yet). At that moment, Conan enters the room, and seeing his phone in Ran's hands, rushes towards it while shouting and grabs it back asking: "''Did you look?''". He quickly understands that Ran's email may have risen doubts about his identity.<ref name="e398">[[The Weird Family's Commission|Episode 398-399: The Weird Family's Commission]]</ref>
 
In [[Ran's Suspicions]], Conan once forgets his cell phone on the couch and Ran, in the room at the time, remembers to send an email to Shinichi to let him know that she's going with her father on a case and that his presence would be most welcome as Kogoro could use the help. Right after sending the message, Conan's phone starts vibrating. Ran, quite perplexed by the perfect timing, checks his phone only to discover a new email (she hasn't seen the content yet). At that moment, Conan enters the room, and seeing his phone in Ran's hands, rushes towards it while shouting and grabs it back asking: "''Did you look?''". He quickly understands that Ran's email may have risen doubts about his identity.<ref name="e398">[[The Weird Family's Commission|Episode 398-399: The Weird Family's Commission]]</ref>
  
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At the end of the day, Ran is able to retrieve Conan's phone. Late at night, after waiting for everybody to go to bed, she tries to get past the phone's PIN code to check whether her email is there or not. This, to her, would be undeniable proof that Conan is indeed Shinichi. After finally guessing the number equivalent of "Sherlock" to be the PIN code, she's surprised not to see her email there. She instantly tries a few times to resend another email but nothing comes up on Conan's phone. That's when Shinichi calls her complaining about the numerous emails she's been sending. Conan, then knocks at the door and claims back his phone saying that he didn't want people looking inside because of messages he received from a girl he likes. It is later showed that Conan actually exchanged his phone with Agasa's (which are both of the same model) and used his phone upstairs to call Ran, while she was experimenting with the Professor's phone, to create this whole alibi. Shinichi then tells Ran that she now knows his phone number. And Ran, pleased with the situation, clears her mind out of all suspicions she had about Conan's identity<ref>[[Ran's Suspicions|Episode 400: Ran's Suspicions]]</ref> - at least, consciously.
 
At the end of the day, Ran is able to retrieve Conan's phone. Late at night, after waiting for everybody to go to bed, she tries to get past the phone's PIN code to check whether her email is there or not. This, to her, would be undeniable proof that Conan is indeed Shinichi. After finally guessing the number equivalent of "Sherlock" to be the PIN code, she's surprised not to see her email there. She instantly tries a few times to resend another email but nothing comes up on Conan's phone. That's when Shinichi calls her complaining about the numerous emails she's been sending. Conan, then knocks at the door and claims back his phone saying that he didn't want people looking inside because of messages he received from a girl he likes. It is later showed that Conan actually exchanged his phone with Agasa's (which are both of the same model) and used his phone upstairs to call Ran, while she was experimenting with the Professor's phone, to create this whole alibi. Shinichi then tells Ran that she now knows his phone number. And Ran, pleased with the situation, clears her mind out of all suspicions she had about Conan's identity<ref>[[Ran's Suspicions|Episode 400: Ran's Suspicions]]</ref> - at least, consciously.
  
====Episode 574====
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==== Kazuha's Charm Case (Manga: [[Volume 66|694-695]], Anime: [[The Whereabouts of the Embarrassing Charm|574]]) ====
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[[File:574-1.png|right|thumb|200px|Episode 574]]
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During "[[The Whereabouts of the Embarrassing Charm]]" case we can see that Ran's suspicions are arising again. This is thanks to [[Heiji Hattori|Heiji]], who openly revealed that his charm had Shinichi's fingerprints during the "Murderer, Shinichi Kudo" case. Ran asks [[Kazuha Toyama|Kazuha]] how that's possible when it was only Conan and Heiji who touched it. Kazuha supposes that Heiji lent it to Shinichi at some point. Ran is doubtful and glances toward Conan. Later, Ran talks directly to Conan about the assault case they'd gotten involved in, and he points out that she should talk to Heiji. She responds with "I have a feeling you figured out the proof too", but thinks "Why do I think that?" Unconsciously she thinks she is talking to Shinichi.
  
During "[[The Whereabouts of the Embarrassing Charm]]" case we can see that Ran's suspicions are arising again. This is thanks to Heiji, openly revealed the fingerprint matching during the "Murder, Shinichi Kudo" case. Kazuha gave a likely, but not to Conan or Heiji, explanation on how Shinichi's fingerprints got onto the handcuff's piece of chain. However, for some reason Ran talked directly to Conan, which he pointed out that she is talking to the wrong person. Unconsciously she thinks she is talking to Shinichi.
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==== Cold Case (Manga: [[Volume 77|813-814]], Anime: [[Yusaku Kudo's Cold Case|691]]) ====
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[[File:691-13.png|left|thumb|200px|Episode 691]]
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In [[Volume 77|manga chapter 814]] / [[Yusaku Kudo%27s Cold Case|Anime episode 690-691]], Conan and the girls solve a case similar to one [[Yusaku Kudo]] abandoned 10 years ago. While explaining the solution, Conan talks so convincingly that Ran feels a strong impression that Shinichi is the one speaking. It unnerves her to the point where she stops Conan, but he states that he's only reading Shinichi's e-mail.
  
====Episode 691====
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==== Eri Kisaki Abduction Case (Manga: [[Volume 93#Eri Kisaki Abduction Case|984-986]] , Anime: [[Lawyer Kisaki's SOS|901-902]]) ====
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When Eri was kidnapped, Ran became suspicious of Conan's identity after witnessing Conan's deductions and skills that lead them to the place where her mother was kidnapped. Ran told Conan that he must be Shinichi, but Conan manages to deceive her by recording himself speaking with Shinichi's voice giving advices to her mother so she wouldn't be involved in the same case, which made Ran lose suspicions, much to Conan's relief.
  
In [[Volume 77|manga chapter 814]] / [[Yusaku_Kudo%27s_Cold_Case|Anime episode 690-691]], Conan and the girls solve a case similar to one [[Yusaku Kudo]] abandoned 10 years ago. While explaining the solution, Conan talks so convincingly that Ran feels a strong impression that Shinichi is the one speaking. It unnerves her to the point where she stops Conan, but he states that he's only reading Shinichi's e-mail.
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=== Café Rice Flower Murder Case (Manga: [[Volume 94#Café Rice Flower Murder Case|994-996]], Anime:[[The High School Girl Trio's Secret Café|919-920]]) ===
  
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=== Crimson School Trip Case (Manga: [[Volume 95#Crimson School Trip Case|1000-1005]], Anime: [[The Scarlet School Trip|927-928]]) ===
  
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=== TV Drama Filming Site Murder Case (Manga: [[Volume 96#TV Drama Filming Site Murder Case|1022-1026]], Anime: TBD) ===
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== Non-canon plot overview ==
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==== Movie 3: [[The Last Wizard of the Century]] ====
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[[File:Movie3.jpg|thumb|right|200px|]]
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In movie 3 when Natsumi and Seiran are revealing the date of their birthdays, which are May 3rd and May 5th, [[Conan Edogawa|Conan]] reveals his birthday is on May 4th. Ran is shocked as Conan's birthday is the same date as Shinichi's birthday. Ran begins to doubt Conan's identity and begins to suspect he and Shinichi are the same person, but she soon brushes off her beliefs, knowing it's a ridiculous possibility. However, despite her earlier remark, Ran continues to be suspicious of Conan throughout the movie as she keeps a close eye on him and listens closely whenever he is making a deduction, even telling her father to be quiet at one point. Later, when the Scorpion is about to shoot Ran, Conan hurriedly pushes Ran to avoid the bullet. In that moment, Ran imagines Conan to be Shinichi, thus increasing her suspicions of them being the same person. Later, when Ran and everyone escape and witness the burning castle, everyone becomes worried about Conan. Ran refers to Conan as "Shinichi" as she witnesses the castle burning, confirming that Ran officially believes that Shinichi and Conan are the same person.
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Later at the Mouri Detective Agency, Ran and Conan talk, where Ran thanks him for saving her, but reveals he acted very much like [[Shinichi Kudo|Shinichi]]. Ran begins to cry and asks Conan if she isn't crazy for thinking he and Shinichi are one and the same. Upon witnessing Ran crying as she reveals her suspicions, Conan realizes that he has to tell her the truth, but when he is about to reveal himself, Kid appears as Shinichi, making Ran believe once again that Shinichi and Conan are not the same.
  
 
== Relationships analysis ==
 
== Relationships analysis ==
 
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=== Family and friends ===
=== Family & Friends ===
 
 
==== Shinichi Kudo ====
 
==== Shinichi Kudo ====
 
{{main|Shinichi Kudo and Ran Mouri}}
 
{{main|Shinichi Kudo and Ran Mouri}}
[[Image:Shinichi and Ran.jpg|thumb|right|225px|Shinichi and Ran]]
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[[Image:Shinichi and Ran.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Shinichi and Ran.]]
[[Shinichi Kudo]] and Ran Mouri have been friends ever since childhood.<ref>[[Shinichi Kudo's Childhood Adventure|Episode 472-473: Shinichi Kudo's Childhood Adventure]]</ref> As teenagers, their closeness has developed into romantic feelings for each other. Ran recalls that she realized she loved Shinichi during their trip to New York together.<ref>[[Shinichi Kudo's New York Case|Episode 286-288: Shinichi Kudo's New York Case]]</ref> However, when Shinichi vanishes and Conan appears, her regard for Shinichi is mostly subsumed by her worry for his well-being. Conan tries to call her using his bowtie to impersonate his usual voice in order to allay her fears, but his long absence with no explanation other than a "tough case to solve" leaves her worried and hurt that even the times he does briefly appear, he vanishes before anything meaningful can be said. Shinichi also loves Ran and hates to see her hurt either emotionally or physically. Even as Conan he is very protective of her. For a long time, Shinichi has said nothing of his feelings so that his absence won't hurt Ran worse than it already does; he also wishes to tell Ran the truth about his identity but chooses her safety above their happiness.  
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[[Shinichi Kudo]] and Ran Mouri have been friends ever since childhood.<ref>[[Shinichi Kudo's Childhood Adventure|Episode 472-473: Shinichi Kudo's Childhood Adventure]]</ref> As teenagers, their closeness has developed into romantic feelings for each other. Ran recalls that she realized she is in love with Shinichi during their trip to New York together.<ref>[[Shinichi Kudo's New York Case|Episode 286-288: Shinichi Kudo's New York Case]]</ref> However, when Shinichi vanishes and Conan appears, her regard for Shinichi is mostly subsumed by her worry for his well-being. Conan tries to call her using his bowtie to impersonate his usual voice in order to allay her fears, but his long absence with no explanation other than a "tough case to solve" leaves her worried and hurt that even the times he does briefly appear, he vanishes before anything meaningful can be said. Shinichi also loves Ran and hates to see her hurt either emotionally or physically. Even as Conan he is very protective of her. For a long time, Shinichi has said nothing of his feelings so that his absence won't hurt Ran worse than it already does; he also wishes to tell Ran the truth about his identity but chooses her safety above their happiness. Currently, she appears to have consciously accepted that Shinichi is ''not'' Conan, although she seems to know his identity subconsciously.
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[[File:Shinichi Confesses.jpg|thumb|200px|Shinichi reveals his feelings for Ran.]]
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Ran and Shinichi have shared many romantic moments, such as when Shinichi bought Ran a pair of red gloves for Christmas,<ref name=Karaoke>[[Karaoke Box Murder Case|Episode 42: Karaoke Box Murder Case]]</ref> or when he pretended that as Shinichi, while she was asleep he ate the Valentine's Day chocolate that she had made for him.<ref>[[The Truth Behind Valentine's|Episode 266-268: The Truth Behind Valentine's]]</ref> In London, Ran's distress at Shinichi's seeming coldness to her care for him led Shinichi to confess his feelings for her—an act that left Ran so stunned that she didn't say anything about her own feelings in return. Sonoko speculates that Ran's omission will make Shinichi move on, but Conan is well aware of Ran's feelings already.  Shinichi and Ran also appear to share a close empathic link due to their strong feelings for each other, making them almost impossibly aware of when the other is in extreme danger, and often able to sense the other's worried thoughts.<ref>[[Volume 36#File 372 - The Most in This World...|Volume 36, File 372: "The Most in This World..."]] and [[Volume 37#File 373 - Bye Bye|Volume 37, File 373: "Bye-Bye"]]</ref>
  
[[File:Shinichi Confesses.jpg|thumb|225px|[[Shinichi Kudo|Shinichi]] reveals his feelings for Ran.]]
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However in the latest file 1008 it was confirmed that Shinichi and Ran are now dating. During the end of the crimson school trip Shinichi asked Ran about how she felt about the confession in London. Which she replied with a kiss to the cheek. Shinichi was about to kiss her back but he began to transform back into Conan. This caused him to leave early. Ran and Shinichi have been emailing each other since then. Ran even asking if they were boyfriend and girlfriend now. With Shinichi replying back of course we are.
Ran and Shinichi have shared many romantic moments, such as when Shinichi bought Ran a pair of red gloves for Christmas,<ref name=Karaoke>[[Karaoke Box Murder Case|Episode 42: Karaoke Box Murder Case]]</ref> or when he pretended that as Shinichi, while she was asleep he ate the Valentine's Day chocolate that she had made for him.<ref>[[The Truth Behind Valentine's|Episode 266-268: The Truth Behind Valentine's]]</ref> In London, Ran's distress at Shinichi's seeming coldness to her care for him led Shinichi to confess his feelings for her—an act that left Ran so stunned that she didn't say anything about her own feelings in return. Sonoko speculates that Ran's omission will make Shinichi move on, but Conan is well aware of Ran's feelings already. Shinichi and Ran also appear to share a close empathic link due to their strong feelings for each other, making them almost impossibly aware of when the other is in extreme danger, and often able to sense the other's worried thoughts.<ref>[[Volume_36#File_372_-_The_Most_in_This_World...|Volume 36, File 372: "The Most in This World..."]] and [[Volume_37#File_373_-_Bye_Bye| Volume 37, File 373: "Bye-Bye"]]</ref>
 
  
 
==== Kogoro Mouri and Eri Kisaki ====
 
==== Kogoro Mouri and Eri Kisaki ====
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==== Kazuha Toyama ====
 
==== Kazuha Toyama ====
Despite having rather different temperaments and personalities, Kazuha and Ran have several things in common, including: proficiency in a martial art, father's connection to police work and detective work, and detective-obsessed childhood love interests. Kazuha was initially cold and rude to Ran, suspecting her of being interested in Heiji. However, thanks to Kazuha's frankness and Ran's accommodating nature, the girls quickly overcame this misunderstanding. They have since become close friends and seem to regard each other as confidantes, since they are in similar romantic situations: Ran and Shinichi cannot confess their feelings for each other, as Shinichi is, aside from telephone calls, physically absent from her life, and Kazuha and Heiji cannot confess their feelings for each other due to their own stubbornness and irascibility. While Conan/Shinichi and Heiji are on cases together, Ran and Kazuha almost always spend the time together. When Kazuha visits the Mouris' in Tokyo with Heiji, she is shown to share Ran's bed.  
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Despite having rather different temperaments and personalities, Kazuha and Ran have several things in common, including: proficiency in a martial art, father's connection to police work and detective work, and detective-obsessed childhood love interests. Kazuha was initially cold and rude to Ran, suspecting her of being interested in Heiji. However, thanks to Kazuha's frankness and Ran's accommodating nature, the girls quickly overcame this misunderstanding. They have since become close friends and seem to regard each other as confidantes, since they are in similar romantic situations: Ran and Shinichi cannot confess their feelings for each other, as Shinichi is, aside from telephone calls, physically absent from her life, and Kazuha and Heiji cannot confess their feelings for each other due to their own stubbornness and irascibility. After learning that Shinichi basically confessed his own romantic feelings for Ran, Kazuha strongly encouraged Ran to reveal her own back to him. While Conan/Shinichi and Heiji are on cases together, Ran and Kazuha almost always spend the time together. When Kazuha visits the Mouris' in Tokyo with Heiji, she is shown to share Ran's bed.  
  
 
==== Heiji Hattori ====
 
==== Heiji Hattori ====
[[Heiji]] acts brotherly toward Ran, at several occasions, he often called her "sister" (neechan in Japanese). Ran respects Heiji as a very skilled detective who reminds her of Shinichi, but whenever Heiji and Kazuha run into an argument, Ran seems to take Kazuha's side. Despite this, they have become very good friends.
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[[Heiji]] and Ran are very good friends, bonding after Heiji's many trips to Tokyo because he "misses Conan". Ran respects Heiji as a very skilled detective who reminds her of Shinichi, but whenever Heiji and Kazuha run into an argument, Ran seems to take Kazuha's side.
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Since Heiji knows that Ran is Shinichi's Girlfriend, he tends to tease Shinichi about her quite often and will give him advice on his romantic relationship with her. He is also sometimes protective of her for the sake of Shinichi, such as when Soshi Okita flirted with Ran and he told him to back off since she is "his friend's girl" referring to Shinichi. Since it's practically identical with his relationship with Kazuha (Even though they aren't on the same level as Shinichi & Ran's romantic relationship).
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Heiji almost views Ran as a sister, as he will tease her from time to time and he'll help explain things to her during cases along with Kazuha.
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He acts brotherly toward Ran, at several occasions, he often called her "sister" (neechan in Japanese). Ran respects Heiji as a very skilled detective who reminds her of Shinichi, but whenever Heiji and Kazuha run into an argument, Ran seems to take Kazuha's side. Despite this, they have become very good friends.
  
 
==== Sonoko Suzuki ====
 
==== Sonoko Suzuki ====
[[Image:Ran and Sonoko.jpg|thumb|right|225px|Ran and Sonoko]]
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[[Image:Ran and Sonoko.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Ran and Sonoko.]]
[[Sonoko Suzuki|Sonoko]] and Ran have been best friends ever since they were children.<ref name=Magic>[[Magic File 3: Mahjong Pieces and the Memories from Tanabata|Magic File 3: Mahjong Pieces and the Memories from Tanabata]]</ref> Sonoko was often there to help Ran whenever she was bullied by other school children, more so than even [[Shinichi Kudo|Shinichi]].<ref name=Magic /> Sonoko and Ran are often shown walking together after school. Sonoko often invites Ran to join her on trips or events hosted by the Suzuki family (most commonly her [[Jirokichi Suzuki|uncle]]'s showdowns with [[Kaitou Kid]]). They also go out shopping or to karaoke together.<ref name=Karaoke />
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[[File:691-6.png|thumb|left|200px|Sonoko likes to tease Ran]]
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[[Sonoko Suzuki|Sonoko]] and Ran have been best friends ever since they were children.<ref name=Magic>[[Magic File 3: Mahjong Pieces and the Memories from Tanabata|Magic File 3: Mahjong Pieces and the Memories from Tanabata]]</ref> Sonoko was often there to help Ran whenever she was bullied by other school children, more so than even [[Shinichi Kudo|Shinichi]].<ref name=Magic/> Sonoko and Ran are often shown walking together after school. Sonoko often invites Ran to join her on trips or events hosted by the Suzuki family (most commonly her [[Jirokichi Suzuki|uncle]]'s showdowns with [[Kaitou Kid]]). They also go out shopping or to karaoke together.<ref name=Karaoke/>
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She also seem to notice Ran's emotional attention to other. When Ran believed that Conan was Shinichi, Sonoko noticed that Ran was behaving lovely-dovey toward Conan.
  
 
Sonoko once said to a murderer what she thought about friendship: "So what if friendship is unreliable and fragile! That way when you communicate with your heart, you can feel the warmth inside. If it were as hard as some chattering iron plate, you wouldn’t feel the warmth, y’know?"<ref name=Loli>[[The Alibi of the Black Dress|Episode 576: "The Alibi of the Black Dress"]]</ref>
 
Sonoko once said to a murderer what she thought about friendship: "So what if friendship is unreliable and fragile! That way when you communicate with your heart, you can feel the warmth inside. If it were as hard as some chattering iron plate, you wouldn’t feel the warmth, y’know?"<ref name=Loli>[[The Alibi of the Black Dress|Episode 576: "The Alibi of the Black Dress"]]</ref>
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Meanwhile, even though Ran knows that Sonoko has a lot of money, she always makes sure that money never gets involved in their friendship, not going to ski vacations with Sonoko because she doesn't have the money, when she knows that Sonoko would pay for her to go.<ref name=Friendship>[[Friendship Can't Be Bought With Money|Episode 329-330: Friendship Can't Be Bought With Money]]</ref> This, along with other things, has helped strengthen the bond between both Ran and Sonoko.  
 
Meanwhile, even though Ran knows that Sonoko has a lot of money, she always makes sure that money never gets involved in their friendship, not going to ski vacations with Sonoko because she doesn't have the money, when she knows that Sonoko would pay for her to go.<ref name=Friendship>[[Friendship Can't Be Bought With Money|Episode 329-330: Friendship Can't Be Bought With Money]]</ref> This, along with other things, has helped strengthen the bond between both Ran and Sonoko.  
  
Before meeting [[Makoto Kyogoku|her boyfriend]], Sonoko was sometimes envious that Ran always got more attention from boys,<ref>[[Volume_22#File_219_-_Go_On.2C_Sonoko.21|Volume 22, File 219, Page 4.]]</ref> but this didn't affect the deep friendship between them.
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Before meeting [[Makoto Kyogoku|her boyfriend]], Sonoko was sometimes envious that Ran always got more attention from boys,<ref>[[Volume 22#File 219 - Go On.2C Sonoko.21|Volume 22, File 219, Page 4.]]</ref> but this didn't affect the deep friendship between them.
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==== Masumi Sera ====
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Masumi and Ran are high school classmates who met each other in the past. During the "Which Sweets Show" murder case, when Ran sees Masumi running away from her from behind, she hears the sound of rippling waves and feels a spell is casted on her. After the murder case at the pool in Hotel Hyde Pride was solved, Sonoko says Masumi is a magician, but Masumi denies that. Because the conversation about magicians sparked a memory in Ran's mind, Ran asked her if they met before; unfortunately, Sonoko interrupts them and so the question was never answered.
  
 
=== Detective Boys ===
 
=== Detective Boys ===
 
==== Ai Haibara ====
 
==== Ai Haibara ====
[[Image:Ran saves Ai aspect ratio fixed.jpg|thumb|right|225px|Ran saved Ai Haibara as she was about to be shot by [[Vermouth]] and [[Calvados]].]]
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[[Image:Ran saves Ai aspect ratio fixed.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Ran saved Ai Haibara as she was about to be shot by [[Vermouth]] and [[Calvados]].]]
 
There are instances where [[Haibara]] will caution Conan from actions that involve Ran, though it's assumed this is due merely to the fact that she wants to keep her identity hidden. At one point, she was very cold and distant towards Ran, just like she was to most other people. Ran believed that it was because that Haibara had hated her.<ref>[[The Mystery in the Net|Episode 246-247: The Mystery in the Net]]</ref> However, later that day, after hearing Ran speak about the nature of justice to a criminal, Haibara finally properly introduced herself to Ran and they slowly became friends.
 
There are instances where [[Haibara]] will caution Conan from actions that involve Ran, though it's assumed this is due merely to the fact that she wants to keep her identity hidden. At one point, she was very cold and distant towards Ran, just like she was to most other people. Ran believed that it was because that Haibara had hated her.<ref>[[The Mystery in the Net|Episode 246-247: The Mystery in the Net]]</ref> However, later that day, after hearing Ran speak about the nature of justice to a criminal, Haibara finally properly introduced herself to Ran and they slowly became friends.
  
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=== Black Organization ===
 
=== Black Organization ===
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[[Image:Ran saves Vermouth.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Ran saved Vermouth (who was disguising as a serial killer) back in New York.]]
 
==== Vermouth ====
 
==== Vermouth ====
[[Image:Ran saves Vermouth.jpg|thumb|right|225px|Ran saved Vermouth (who was disguising as a serial killer) back in New York]]
 
 
Ran was a fan of the actress [[Sharon Vineyard]] and is currently unaware about Sharon's double-life as Chris Vineyard and Vermouth. Vermouth has a great deal of respect for Ran and protects her from the Organization's activities because Ran unknowingly saved a disguised Vermouth from falling to her death during the Golden Apple case (even though she was about to kill Ran).<ref>[[Shinichi Kudo's New York Case|Episode 286-288: Shinichi Kudo's New York Case]]</ref> Vermouth's codename for Ran is "Angel".
 
Ran was a fan of the actress [[Sharon Vineyard]] and is currently unaware about Sharon's double-life as Chris Vineyard and Vermouth. Vermouth has a great deal of respect for Ran and protects her from the Organization's activities because Ran unknowingly saved a disguised Vermouth from falling to her death during the Golden Apple case (even though she was about to kill Ran).<ref>[[Shinichi Kudo's New York Case|Episode 286-288: Shinichi Kudo's New York Case]]</ref> Vermouth's codename for Ran is "Angel".
  
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In [[The Blind Spot in the Karaoke Box]], [[Eisuke Hondou|Eisuke]] expresses romantic interest in Ran. He admits to Conan that he loves Ran and claims that he wants take Ran to America to live happily ever after there, and to ask for Shinichi's permission. Conan, without hesitating, refuses his permission, which confirms his true identity to Eisuke.
 
In [[The Blind Spot in the Karaoke Box]], [[Eisuke Hondou|Eisuke]] expresses romantic interest in Ran. He admits to Conan that he loves Ran and claims that he wants take Ran to America to live happily ever after there, and to ask for Shinichi's permission. Conan, without hesitating, refuses his permission, which confirms his true identity to Eisuke.
  
====Tomoaki Araide====
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==== Tomoaki Araide ====
[[Tomoaki Araide]] and Ran Mouri became friends while Araide was acting as a temporary basketball coach in place of a teacher who broke his leg. During "The Unseen Angle of the Darkness" Conan wrongly came to the conclusion that Ran was attracted to Araide. In truth she wanted to borrow his sweater in order to knit a similarly patterned one for Shinichi. Some anime-original features play with the idea that Araide is interested in Ran, most notably in the OVA story [[The Stranger from Ten Years Later]] where he proposed to her.
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[[Tomoaki Araide]] and Ran Mouri became friends while Araide was acting as a temporary basketball coach in place of a teacher who broke his leg. During "The Unseen Angle of the Darkness" Conan wrongly came to the conclusion that Ran was attracted to Araide. In truth she wanted to borrow his sweater in order to knit a similarly patterned one for Shinichi. Some anime-original features play with the idea that Araide is interested in Ran, most notably in the OVA story [[The Stranger from Ten Years Later]] where he proposed to her, but this was only a dream of Conan's and can be ignored.
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==== Subaru Okiya ====
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[[File:691-4.png|thumb|200px|Ran apologizing to Subaru.]]
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Ran lied to [[Subaru Okuya|Subaru]] about Shinichi's fact because she felt that something terrible will happen to Shinichi if she did. She made Subaru confused about Shinichi and "Kinichi" but later in [[Yusaku Kudo's Cold Case]], Ran apologizes to Subaru for lying and told him the truth. In this episode, Subaru finds out that Conan is Shinichi.
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==== Mary Sera ====
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Before Ran walks home after the murder case at the pool in Hotel Hyde Pride is solved, she turns around and sees Masumi talking to Mary. Ran thinks she has seen that child before.
 
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== Character popularity ==
 
== Character popularity ==
*eBookJapan held a character popularity poll from April 12, 2011 to May 12, 2011 in which readers of Detective Conan (international included) could vote for their favorite character. Ran placed 5th in the poll with 347 votes out of the 5,883 that were cast.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.ebookjapan.jp/ebj/special/conan/vote_kekka2.asp|title=『名探偵コナン』 人気投票結|date=2011-05-12|publisher=eBookJapan|accessdate=2011-05-15}}</ref>
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* eBookJapan held a character popularity poll from April 12, 2011 to May 12, 2011 in which readers of Detective Conan (international included) could vote for their favorite character. Ran placed 5th in the poll with 347 votes out of the 5,883 that were cast.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.ebookjapan.jp/ebj/special/conan/vote_kekka2.asp|title=『名探偵コナン』 人気投票結|date=2011-05-12|publisher=eBookJapan|accessdate=2011-05-15}}</ref>
 
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* In honor of the release of the 15th movie, [[Quarter of Silence]], the official Conan movie website held a popularity poll for the top 10 Detective Conan characters. Ran placed 5th out of 10.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.conan-movie.jp/camp_chara/camp15th_res.html|title=名探偵コナン「キャラクター人気投票」|date=2011|publisher=www.conan-movie.jp|accessdate=2011-08-12}}</ref>
*In honor of the release of the 15th movie, [[Quarter of Silence]], the official Conan movie website held a popularity poll for the top 10 Detective Conan characters. Ran placed 5th out of 10.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.conan-movie.jp/camp_chara/camp15th_res.html|title=名探偵コナン「キャラクター人気投票」|date=2011|publisher=www.conan-movie.jp|accessdate=2011-08-12}}</ref>
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* In honor of the release of the 800th manga chapter, Shonen Sunday held a popularity poll/contest containing 91 Detective Conan characters to choose from. Ran placed 6th overall with 612 votes.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://forum.dctp.ws/index.php?topic=8024.msg651566#msg651566|title=Shonen magazine detective conan official poll results published [magazine pic]|date=2012-02-28|publisher=eva|accessdate=2012-02-29}}</ref>
 
 
*In honor of the release of the 800th manga chapter, Shonen Sunday held a popularity poll/contest containing 91 Detective Conan characters to choose from. Ran placed 6th overall with 612 votes.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://forum.dctp.ws/index.php?topic=8024.msg651566#msg651566|title=Shonen magazine detective conan official poll results published [magazine pic]|date=2012-02-28|publisher=eva|accessdate=2012-02-29}}</ref>
 
  
 
== Fan theories ==
 
== Fan theories ==
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In an interview given on January 3, 2012, Gosho Aoyama revealed that there is an "obstacle" preventing him from revealing Ran's birth date, "but since the birthday hasn't passed Ran is 16 right now".<ref name="Goshodayinterview" />
 
In an interview given on January 3, 2012, Gosho Aoyama revealed that there is an "obstacle" preventing him from revealing Ran's birth date, "but since the birthday hasn't passed Ran is 16 right now".<ref name="Goshodayinterview" />
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* ''Its possible that Ran actually knows Conan is Shinichi, and is simply hiding it.'' 
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The reasoning behind this is that Ran should know that the Fingerprint evidence is Ironclad, meaning Conan HAS to be Shinichi, and in the Cold Case episode, where Conan should have phrased it as "Shinichi's father" instead of Dad, as anyone reading an email from someone else that was sent to them out loud to someone else would normally do.  Another piece of evidence is when Ran talked to Conan about giving him her blood while helping Eisuke out to find his birth records.  She brings it up, yet does not question how she knew Conan's blood type, or why Conan never questioned it himself.  Additionally, back on the Cold Case file, she stops him while reading the email, and while she does not tell him out loud, the images we see imply she recognizes him as Shinichi, because instead of showing the adult Shinichi, we see child Shinichi.  She likely then did this to stop him from revealing this in front of Sonoko and Sera, having him quickly make up an excuse in front of both of them so they don't get clued in.  When you piece these three moments together, it is reasonable to conclude she not only knows, but is protecting, Conan/Shinichi's identity consciously, though its highly doubtful she knows why.
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She can probably conclude though her father cannot be trusted with the truth.
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* ''It is possible that Ran will play a major role in the final battle with the organisation and will save Shinichi's life. ''
  
 
== Name origin ==
 
== Name origin ==
Ran's Japanese name derives from the Japanese rendering of [[Maurice Leblanc|Maurice Leblanc]] (from ''Mouri''su Rubu''ran'', according to Aoyama).
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Ran's Japanese name derives from the Japanese rendering of [[Maurice Leblanc|Maurice Leblanc]] (from ''Mouri''su Rubu''ran'', according to Aoyama). Ran (蘭) itself means "orchid," which is also one of the flower tiles in [[Wikipedia: Mahjong|Mahjong]].<ref name=Magic/> "Ran Mouri" is also the name of a writer of the anime ''[[Wikipedia: Lupin III: Part II|Lupin III: Part II]]'', a source of inspiration for ''Detective Conan''.<ref>[http://twitter.com/conan_dana_/status/367654320365256704/photo/1 Twitter]</ref>
  
 
== Different looks ==
 
== Different looks ==
 
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{|
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:Ran Before.jpg|thumb|left|x200px|Episode 1]]
File:Ran_Before.jpg|1996 (Episode 1)
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:ran 1996 ep32.png|thumb|left|x200px|Episode 32]]
Image:ran 1996 ep32.png|1996 (Episode 32)
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:ran 1997 ep57.png|thumb|left|x200px|Episode 57]]
Image:ran 1997 ep57.png|1997 (Episode 57)
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:ran 1998 ep100.png|thumb|left|x200px|Episode 100]]
Image:ran 1998 ep100.png|1998 (Episode 100)
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|}
Image:ran 1999 ep136.png|1999 (Episode 136)
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{|
Image:ran 2000 ep194.png|2000 (Episode 194)
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:ran 1999 ep136.png|thumb|left|x200px|Opening 5]]
Image:ran 2001 ep217.png|2001 (Episode 217)
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:ran 2000 ep194.png|thumb|left|x200px|Opening 7]]
Image:ran 2002 ep263.png|2002 (Episode 263)
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:ran 2001 ep217.png|thumb|left|x200px|Episode 217]]
Image:ran 2003 ep323.png|2003 (Episode 323)
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:ran 2002 ep263.png|thumb|left|x200px|Episode 263]]
Image:ran 2004.png|2004
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:ran 2003 ep323.png|thumb|left|x200px|Episode 323]]
File:Ran_suspecting_Conan.jpg|2005
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|}
File:ran 2006.png|2006
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{|
Image:ran 2007.png|2007
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:ran 2004.png|thumb|left|x200px|2004]]
Image:ran 2008.png|2008
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:Ran suspecting Conan.jpg|thumb|left|x200px|Episode 398]]
Image:ran 2009.png|2009
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:ran 2006.png|thumb|left|x200px|2006]]
Image:ran 2010.png|2010
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:ran 2007.png|thumb|left|x200px|2007]]
File:Ran_After.jpg|2011 (Episode 625)
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Image:ran 2012.png|2012
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{|
File:Ran_Mouri_Profile.jpg|2013
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:ran 2009.png|thumb|left|x200px|2009]]
</gallery>
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:ran 2010.png|thumb|left|x200px|2010]]
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:Ran After.jpg|thumb|left|x200px|Episode 625]]
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:ran 2012.png|thumb|left|x200px|Episode 646]]
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{|
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:Ran Mouri_Profile.jpg|thumb|left|x200px|Opening 36]]
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:Ran 2014.JPG|thumb|left|x200px|Episode 740]]
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:Ran Mouri MK1412.jpg|thumb|left|x200px|Magic Kaito 1412 (episode 10).]]
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== Quotes ==
 
== Quotes ==
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{{cquote|There are things one cannot do no matter the circumstances.}}
 
{{cquote|There are things one cannot do no matter the circumstances.}}
 
{{cquote|I don't mind waiting for people. Because the longer you wait, when you do meet... You'll be more happy.}}
 
{{cquote|I don't mind waiting for people. Because the longer you wait, when you do meet... You'll be more happy.}}
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{{cquote|If you have faith and wait, he'll definitely come back. A lover will never betray you.|[[Sweetheart is an Illusion of Spring|Episode 357]], talking to Kenji Suenaga}}
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{{cquote|People can really change. When they're far away from each other, their hearts will change. It's so cruel that the only thing I can do is wait.}}
  
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* Her first phone (the pink one) was given by [[Shinichi Kudo]].
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[[File:Ran's cellphone strap.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Ran's cellphone strap.]]
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* Her second phone (the pink one) was presented by Shinichi after he accidentally made Ran lose her phone during the [[Shinichi Kudo Aquarium Case]].
 
* Gosho Aoyama, the creator of the ''Detective Conan'' series, stated that Ran is one of his favorite female characters.<ref>Monthly B.L.T. magazine interview for the 16th Movie Eleventh Striker (approx April 29, 2012)<br />
 
* Gosho Aoyama, the creator of the ''Detective Conan'' series, stated that Ran is one of his favorite female characters.<ref>Monthly B.L.T. magazine interview for the 16th Movie Eleventh Striker (approx April 29, 2012)<br />
 
Q. 兰など素敌な女の子たちが登场しているが、『名探侦コナン』という作品の中で特に好きな女の子は谁か?<br />
 
Q. 兰など素敌な女の子たちが登场しているが、『名探侦コナン』という作品の中で特に好きな女の子は谁か?<br />
Q. Charming girls like Ran appears (in your work). In the work called Detective Conan, which female character do you especially like?<br />
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Q. Charming girls like Ran appear (in your work). In the work called Detective Conan, which female character do you especially like?<br />
 
⇒やっぱヒロインの兰かな。好きなのは兰、そして特别な女の子が灰原かな。こなん通信社の中で灰原の一言もオレが考えているんだけど、ほぼ灰原はオレの代弁者になっているね。あと兰は勇往迈进というか(新一のことを)待っていてくれるのは嬉しいというか…あと强いしね。ちなみに女の子が强いシーンを描くのって嬉しい。今、世良ちゃんも出ているけど、描くのが楽しい…目の下にクマがあるけど(笑)。<br />
 
⇒やっぱヒロインの兰かな。好きなのは兰、そして特别な女の子が灰原かな。こなん通信社の中で灰原の一言もオレが考えているんだけど、ほぼ灰原はオレの代弁者になっているね。あと兰は勇往迈进というか(新一のことを)待っていてくれるのは嬉しいというか…あと强いしね。ちなみに女の子が强いシーンを描くのって嬉しい。今、世良ちゃんも出ているけど、描くのが楽しい…目の下にクマがあるけど(笑)。<br />
 
A. I guess it would have to be the heroine, Ran. I like Ran, and the special girl would be Haibara. I think about Haibara's comments in the Conan News Agency, too; she's become my spokeswoman, hasn't she? Ran is full of courage, and she waits for Shinichi, which makes (Gosho?) happy . . . she's strong, too. By the way, I feel happy drawing scenes where girls are strong. Right now, Sera-chan is appearing, too, and it's fun to draw (her) . . . although, she has bags under her eyes (laughs).</ref>
 
A. I guess it would have to be the heroine, Ran. I like Ran, and the special girl would be Haibara. I think about Haibara's comments in the Conan News Agency, too; she's become my spokeswoman, hasn't she? Ran is full of courage, and she waits for Shinichi, which makes (Gosho?) happy . . . she's strong, too. By the way, I feel happy drawing scenes where girls are strong. Right now, Sera-chan is appearing, too, and it's fun to draw (her) . . . although, she has bags under her eyes (laughs).</ref>
* On her phone, there is a blissful sea cucumber key-ring.
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* She keeps a blissful sea cucumber key-ring on her phone, which she demanded from Shinichi as a penalty for causing her to lose her previous phone. Ran didn't actually expect him to buy it, but he did. This made Ran wonder if Shinichi was already in love with her at that time.
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* Ran is one of the few characters who use old-fashioned cellphones, instead of trendy smartphones.
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* There is a pun relating to the name "Ran" in the 'Shinichi Kudo Aquarium Case', where Ran told Shinichi that she liked to run because of her name (Ran=past tense of 'run').
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* Ran (蘭) literally means “orchid”.  
  
==In other languages==
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== In other languages ==
 
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{{CharLangItem|flag=Japan|Japanese|蘭 Ran |毛利 Mouri}}
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{{CharLangItem|flag=Japan|Japanese|蘭 Ran |毛利 Mōri}}
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{{CharLangItem|flag=Arab League|Arabic|ران Rān|موري Mōri}}
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{{CharLangItem|flag=Indonesia|Bahasa Indonesia|Ran|Mouri}}
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{{CharLangItem|flag=Basque Country|Basque|Ran|Mori}}
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{{CharLangItem|flag=Catalonia|Catalan (Catalonia)|Ran|Mouri}}
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{{CharLangItem|flag=Valencia|Catalan (Valencia)|Ran|Mouri}}
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{{CharLangItem|flag=China|Chinese|兰 Lán|毛利 Máolì}}
 
{{CharLangItem|flag=US|English|Rachel|Moore}}
 
{{CharLangItem|flag=US|English|Rachel|Moore}}
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Ran Mouri

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Profile
Japanese name: 毛利 蘭
(Mōri Ran)
English name: Rachel Moore
Age: Manga: 16[1]
Anime: 17[2]
Gender: Female
Height: 160 cm[3]
Weight: 52 kg[3]
Date of birth: Unknown
Relatives: Kogoro Mouri (father)
Eri Kisaki (mother)
Mr. Kisaki (maternal grandfather)
Shinichi Kudo (boyfriend)
Occupation: Teitan High School student
Status: Alive
Nicknames: Angel (Vermouth)
Statistics
First appearance: Manga: File 1
Anime: Episode 1
Appearances: Chapters: 750
Chapters: 1

Episodes: 703
Movies: 24
Episodes: 5
OVAs: 19
Specials: 4
Specials: 19
Openings: 50
Closings: 60

Cases solved: 3 (on her own)
Keyhole number: Volume 2
Actors
Japanese voice: Wakana Yamazaki
English voice: Colleen Clinkenbeard
Cristina Vee[4]
Drama actor: Tomoka Kurokawa (1st)
Shiori Kutsuna (2nd)

Ran Mouri (毛利 蘭 Mōri Ran?), also known as Rachel Moore in the Funimation dub, is a main protagonist in the manga and anime series, Detective Conan. She is the childhood friend and the romantic interest of Shinichi Kudo and the daughter of Kogoro Mouri.

Background[edit]

First Grade Ran meets Fusae Campbell, ten years before the present storyline, and borrows her umbrella.

Ran is a childhood friend of Shinichi Kudo. She is the daughter of Kogoro Mouri, a private detective, and Eri Kisaki, a lawyer. Her parents separated when she was seven,[5] and one of her biggest goals is to get them back together. Her best friend besides Shinichi is her classmate Sonoko Suzuki, who often teases her about her relationship with Shinichi. Her other friends include Masumi Sera, Kazuha Toyama and Heiji Hattori.

Ran first met Shinichi back in Sakura class. Ran began liking Shinichi when she noticed he was wearing a paper name badge like her, so she wouldn't be bullied for being the only one without a proper badge. Unknown to her, her home room teacher was secretly planning to kidnap her, which Shinichi - with his father's help - foiled. Ran seemed unaware of the plot.

When Ran and Shinichi were six, they snuck into Teitan Elementary School at night to uncover the truth behind a hat-wearing monster rumor. They met the elder Kaitou Kid in the school library who played a nasty prank on them before handing over a code inside a leather wallet. With the help of Agasa, Shinichi and Ran partially solved the case and Shinichi started to informally call Ran by her first name. That same year Ran met Fusae Campbell who was waiting to see if Agasa would appear at their promised meeting place. Fusae gives Ran her umbrella and asks Ran to buy one of her designer purses when she gets older.

At ten years old, Ran developed an interest in karate after witnessing national champion Satoru Maeda.[6] By age sixteen, she had developed into a highly skilled martial artist, captaining Teitan High School's karate club.

Around a year before the series' start, Ran joined Shinichi on a trip to visit his parents in New York (her own father being otherwise engaged by a community trip). She was there when Shinichi solved his first case and gained recognition as a detective. They met Yukiko Kudo, his mother, and her actress friend, Sharon Vineyard (the public face of Vermouth, a member of the Black Organization). Later that evening, she encountered Shuichi Akai who warned her there was a serial killer on the prowl in the area. Ran later encountered Vermouth in disguise as the serial killer. Vermouth would have fallen to her death, but Ran caught her arm and Shinichi helped her pull Vermouth to safety. Due to this, Vermouth gave Ran and Shinichi the nicknames "Angel" and "Cool Guy", respectively.[7] Vermouth later showed hesitance to kill Ran and later Conan Edogawa (Shinichi's childhood form) as well,[8] but whether or not it was because of any emotional attachment is unclear. It was during this trip that Ran realized her true feelings for Shinichi, finally realizing that she is in love with him.

Before the tropical land meetup, Shinichi and Ran visited Beika Aquarium together where Shinchi solved a case. After the case Shinichi accidentally making her drop her new cellphone on a sewer, he promises to replace it and take her to Tropical Land if she wins the Karate Championship as an apology, she also half-jokingly demands her new cellphone to be strapped with a sea cucumber strap, which Shinichi actually got for her.

After Shinichi's disappearance while on a trip to Tropical Land Amusement Park with her, Ran met Conan, who was introduced by Professor Agasa as a "distant relative". At Agasa's request, Ran agreed to look after him, and immediately came to think of him as a surrogate little brother.[9] Ran has come to suspect Conan's identity multiple times, but Conan always manages (helped by his friends like Ai Haibara and even Kaito Kid) to find a sufficient alibi to satisfy her concerns.

Personality[edit]

Ran is mad at Shinichi for losing her phone.
"Why would you make me say that?!"

Ran's greatest personality trait is that she genuinely cares for those she loves. She is also patient, kind, and nurturing. She has a very overwhelming personality, quickly able to intimidate people when angered. Like Shinichi, she highly values justice to the point of idealism. To avoid making Shinichi choose between her and his important case (which is actually useless because Shinichi has turned into Conan and can't return as of now), she has decided to wait for him to finish it, trusting his promise that he will come back, despite their separation causing Ran a lot of emotional pain. Ran is also very hot-blooded and tends to act on impulses when the people she cares about are involved; the combination of jumping to conclusions and not hesitating to use karate on those who she perceives to have wronged someone have led to several "near-miss" misunderstandings. She is also not above using martial arts as a subtle threat to keep people, including her father, in line. In earlier stories, she would become violently suspicious if she thought Shinichi was philandering, although more recently his confessions (in the Holmes' Revelation Arc) have led her to trust his intentions.

Ran can be very brave and resourceful when she wants to be, and has rescued Conan from trouble on many occasions. She has remained bold, steady, confident and calm in many situations that would usually cause others to remain frozen in fear, such as being threatened by a gun [8] or surrounded by flames[10]. However, she has an irrational fear of the supernatural and is thus — unlike her friend Sonoko — absolutely no fan of anything related to the horror genre.[11] She also constantly tries to reunite her father and mother again, though with little success, thanks to the mutual stubbornness of both parents. Ran is typically unaware of her own attractiveness, and usually remains oblivious when men try to flirt with her, often to Sonoko's exasperation, who believes her wait for Shinichi to be hopeless. If made aware, Ran doesn't respond in kind due to her feelings for Shinichi. Even though Ran is in love with Shinichi, she has repeatedly failed to convey her feelings (until The Crimson School Trip) because she suddenly becomes self-conscious.

Ran is very self-sufficient for her age, since her father Kogoro is often drunk, slovenly, and fiscally irresponsible. She handles many of the Mouri household's financial affairs and all the cooking and housework. She also ensures Kogoro doesn't slack off on his job, is on his best behaviour for client meetings, and she often greets and provides refreshments for potential clients. She also appreciates fine art. Ran is noted by both Shinichi and Shuichi Akai as one who "cries a lot".[12]

Ran also seemed to have a sense of noticing when something seems wrong or strange, although she doesn't always figure out on her own what it is. Like in a case where a ganguro woman was killed, Ran could feel that there something that didn't fit in with the victim's look (the killer had switched platform boots with regular shoes). And during the Macademy awards Ran noticed that Shinichi's father who was on TV (who was Yukiko in disguise) behaved 'cute'.

It has happened that Ran, like her father, can become serious about a case, if it involves something personal to her. During the Night Baron murder, upon realizing that her idol Satoru Maeda was the most likely suspect, she - after considering what Shinichi would have done in her situation - made considerable effort to prove him innocent. Another time she helped an old classmate, accused of theft, proving her innocent.

Ran also likes to rush wherever she goes, believing both her name and nature to be like the word "Run" from English. She even said to Shinichi, "My name is Ran! I was born to run!"

Appearance[edit]

Ran is a light-skinned girl of average height. She is slender in frame, yet sports an athletic and curvaceous build. She has big bluish-purple eyes and dark brown hair. Her hair is straight and hip-length, tucked behind her ears with short wavy bangs over her forehead. What was originally a wave in her bangs has evolved into a stylized triangular point as the manga has progressed. Ran is also very beautiful, as described by many characters throughout the series. Many men have become infatuated with her in the series, as noted by Sonoko (much to Sonoko's annoyance). Eisuke Hondou had openly confessed before Conan that he was in love with Ran (though the statement's truth is somewhat doubted). Ran was once even offered a modeling job.

Abilities[edit]

Ran beats up a gangster.

Martial arts[edit]

Ran's most notable ability is her great prowess in martial arts; she is a black-belt in karate as well as team captain and ace of her high school team with enough skill to win regional tournaments in her age group.[13] Her skills are also shown comparable to Makoto Kyogoku, a world-class martial artist (and Sonoko's boyfriend), able to effectively attack in perfect sync with him.[14] She is also well-trained in Judo by her father, showing similar proficiency in his signature one-armed shoulder throw. Her deceptive strength and skill have been seen repeatedly, both from her ability to effortlessly smash stone and other very sturdy objects and with noticeable dexterity and agility also take out various and multiple assailants, most with just a single hit. From watching Shinichi play soccer over the years, Ran has also developed similar flexibility and accuracy in her kicks.[15] Despite her prowess, she may not always be able to fight if scared too much.[5] Ran was also unable to fight due to suffering from amnesia in Movie 4: Captured in Her Eyes.

Physical prowess[edit]

Despite her slender frame, Ran has considerable raw strength, as seen from prying open a powerless elevator door, and holding up a much-larger Vermouth when she almost fell to her death in the 'Shinichi Kudo's NY Adventure' arc. She is also shown to be remarkably fast, able to quickly react to and knock away falling pipes and likewise dodge a bullet up-close while on guard. Her strikes have also shown similar speed, able to swat down a bee with a single kick. Conan states that Ran has an unusual amount of stamina.[16]

Intelligence[edit]

Ran is quite intelligent. She was able to solve a few cases on her own, and has been shown to be a better detective than several characters such as Sonoko on a number of occasions. Shinichi/Conan has even acknowledged that Ran is a skillful detective[17]. Ran also has a very good memory and attention to detail, having used both to contribute to investigations more than once. If Shinichi/Conan had not gone through extreme lengths to fool her, she would have been the first to deduce that Conan and Shinichi are the same person.

Other skills[edit]

Ran is also very skilled in running a household, including sewing and cooking. She is musically talented, noted to be a very good singer and she can also play the piano well. She also speaks adequate English. She also has astonishing luck and good instincts when it comes to gambling, lotteries, and any game of chance; she has never been known to lose.[18][19] Likewise, Ran has shown very alert senses in darkness, able to notice an attacker with a weapon and strike to protect herself.[20] She was also shown to be very fast when needed, such as dodging a bullet in Movie 13: The Raven Chaser.

Appellations[edit]

In the Detective Conan Franchise, most characters simply call Ran by her name, but characters have another way of calling her. This table shows what Ran call other characters and what they call her.

Plot overview[edit]

Doubts about Conan's identity[edit]

In time, Ran comes to suspect that Conan is actually Shinichi, despite what her common sense would say, but he always manages to trick her and prove her wrong. There are, however, occasions where she appears to be sure that Shinichi and Conan are one and the same.

Monthly Presents Case (Manga: 026-029, Anime: 7)[edit]

Episode 7

The first time Ran suspects Conan is episode 7. After seeing how Conan, like Shinichi, can deduce someone's occupation by just touching the person's hand, Ran becomes very suspicious and keeps an eye on Conan during the whole case. However, Professor Agasa calls Ran with the voice changing bowtie at the end, freeing Conan of suspicion for a while.

Suspicious Uncle Case (Manga: 131-134, Anime: 96)[edit]

Episode 96

Another time, when Ran finds Conan asleep on the sofa, she takes off his glasses and notices the striking resemblance he has to Shinichi as a child. She later confronts Conan about this resemblance, his similar powers of deduction, and even his shared lack of any musical knowledge. However, Shinichi's mother unexpectedly shows up and covers for Conan by explaining that Conan resembles Shinichi because they are distant relatives and that Conan possesses Shinichi's deductive ability because he admires Shinichi and learns from him. Despite apologizing to Conan for doubting him, Ran does not lose her suspicions, but keeps them to herself for awhile, as noted by Yukiko, telling Conan that Ran's last smile wasn't convincing her, immediately realising that the girl wasn't satisfied with her last answer and that she is keeping her suspicions for herself until she finds real proof.[35]

The Desperate Revival (Manga: 256-257, Anime: 191)[edit]

Episode 191

When Conan is critically injured and requires a blood donation, Ran donates her blood without hesitation, knowing she and Shinichi share the same rare blood type. Since this act proves Ran's suspicions are correct, with the help of Ai Haibara, Conan manages to fool Ran by allowing Shinichi to appear before her while Conan (Ai Haibara in disguise) is present.

Suspicious Cellphone Case (Manga: 483, Anime: 400)[edit]

Episode 400

In Ran's Suspicions, Conan once forgets his cell phone on the couch and Ran, in the room at the time, remembers to send an email to Shinichi to let him know that she's going with her father on a case and that his presence would be most welcome as Kogoro could use the help. Right after sending the message, Conan's phone starts vibrating. Ran, quite perplexed by the perfect timing, checks his phone only to discover a new email (she hasn't seen the content yet). At that moment, Conan enters the room, and seeing his phone in Ran's hands, rushes towards it while shouting and grabs it back asking: "Did you look?". He quickly understands that Ran's email may have risen doubts about his identity.[36]

Following this event, Ran first believes that Shinichi often contacts Conan without her knowing, which would in some way explain how he always seems to help out on cases. Later on, after seeing Conan give an important clue to the investigation team without making use of his cell phone (to eventually contact Shinichi like she was suspecting), she starts to believe that Conan is actually Shinichi thinking that past occurrences of both being present at the same time was just a trick he used to fool her.[36]

At the end of the day, Ran is able to retrieve Conan's phone. Late at night, after waiting for everybody to go to bed, she tries to get past the phone's PIN code to check whether her email is there or not. This, to her, would be undeniable proof that Conan is indeed Shinichi. After finally guessing the number equivalent of "Sherlock" to be the PIN code, she's surprised not to see her email there. She instantly tries a few times to resend another email but nothing comes up on Conan's phone. That's when Shinichi calls her complaining about the numerous emails she's been sending. Conan, then knocks at the door and claims back his phone saying that he didn't want people looking inside because of messages he received from a girl he likes. It is later showed that Conan actually exchanged his phone with Agasa's (which are both of the same model) and used his phone upstairs to call Ran, while she was experimenting with the Professor's phone, to create this whole alibi. Shinichi then tells Ran that she now knows his phone number. And Ran, pleased with the situation, clears her mind out of all suspicions she had about Conan's identity[37] - at least, consciously.

Kazuha's Charm Case (Manga: 694-695, Anime: 574)[edit]

Episode 574

During "The Whereabouts of the Embarrassing Charm" case we can see that Ran's suspicions are arising again. This is thanks to Heiji, who openly revealed that his charm had Shinichi's fingerprints during the "Murderer, Shinichi Kudo" case. Ran asks Kazuha how that's possible when it was only Conan and Heiji who touched it. Kazuha supposes that Heiji lent it to Shinichi at some point. Ran is doubtful and glances toward Conan. Later, Ran talks directly to Conan about the assault case they'd gotten involved in, and he points out that she should talk to Heiji. She responds with "I have a feeling you figured out the proof too", but thinks "Why do I think that?" Unconsciously she thinks she is talking to Shinichi.

Cold Case (Manga: 813-814, Anime: 691)[edit]

Episode 691

In manga chapter 814 / Anime episode 690-691, Conan and the girls solve a case similar to one Yusaku Kudo abandoned 10 years ago. While explaining the solution, Conan talks so convincingly that Ran feels a strong impression that Shinichi is the one speaking. It unnerves her to the point where she stops Conan, but he states that he's only reading Shinichi's e-mail.

Eri Kisaki Abduction Case (Manga: 984-986 , Anime: 901-902)[edit]

When Eri was kidnapped, Ran became suspicious of Conan's identity after witnessing Conan's deductions and skills that lead them to the place where her mother was kidnapped. Ran told Conan that he must be Shinichi, but Conan manages to deceive her by recording himself speaking with Shinichi's voice giving advices to her mother so she wouldn't be involved in the same case, which made Ran lose suspicions, much to Conan's relief.

Café Rice Flower Murder Case (Manga: 994-996, Anime:919-920)[edit]

Crimson School Trip Case (Manga: 1000-1005, Anime: 927-928)[edit]

TV Drama Filming Site Murder Case (Manga: 1022-1026, Anime: TBD)[edit]

Non-canon plot overview[edit]

Movie 3: The Last Wizard of the Century[edit]

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In movie 3 when Natsumi and Seiran are revealing the date of their birthdays, which are May 3rd and May 5th, Conan reveals his birthday is on May 4th. Ran is shocked as Conan's birthday is the same date as Shinichi's birthday. Ran begins to doubt Conan's identity and begins to suspect he and Shinichi are the same person, but she soon brushes off her beliefs, knowing it's a ridiculous possibility. However, despite her earlier remark, Ran continues to be suspicious of Conan throughout the movie as she keeps a close eye on him and listens closely whenever he is making a deduction, even telling her father to be quiet at one point. Later, when the Scorpion is about to shoot Ran, Conan hurriedly pushes Ran to avoid the bullet. In that moment, Ran imagines Conan to be Shinichi, thus increasing her suspicions of them being the same person. Later, when Ran and everyone escape and witness the burning castle, everyone becomes worried about Conan. Ran refers to Conan as "Shinichi" as she witnesses the castle burning, confirming that Ran officially believes that Shinichi and Conan are the same person.

Later at the Mouri Detective Agency, Ran and Conan talk, where Ran thanks him for saving her, but reveals he acted very much like Shinichi. Ran begins to cry and asks Conan if she isn't crazy for thinking he and Shinichi are one and the same. Upon witnessing Ran crying as she reveals her suspicions, Conan realizes that he has to tell her the truth, but when he is about to reveal himself, Kid appears as Shinichi, making Ran believe once again that Shinichi and Conan are not the same.

Relationships analysis[edit]

Family and friends[edit]

Shinichi Kudo[edit]

Shinichi and Ran.

Shinichi Kudo and Ran Mouri have been friends ever since childhood.[38] As teenagers, their closeness has developed into romantic feelings for each other. Ran recalls that she realized she is in love with Shinichi during their trip to New York together.[39] However, when Shinichi vanishes and Conan appears, her regard for Shinichi is mostly subsumed by her worry for his well-being. Conan tries to call her using his bowtie to impersonate his usual voice in order to allay her fears, but his long absence with no explanation other than a "tough case to solve" leaves her worried and hurt that even the times he does briefly appear, he vanishes before anything meaningful can be said. Shinichi also loves Ran and hates to see her hurt either emotionally or physically. Even as Conan he is very protective of her. For a long time, Shinichi has said nothing of his feelings so that his absence won't hurt Ran worse than it already does; he also wishes to tell Ran the truth about his identity but chooses her safety above their happiness. Currently, she appears to have consciously accepted that Shinichi is not Conan, although she seems to know his identity subconsciously.

Shinichi reveals his feelings for Ran.

Ran and Shinichi have shared many romantic moments, such as when Shinichi bought Ran a pair of red gloves for Christmas,[40] or when he pretended that as Shinichi, while she was asleep he ate the Valentine's Day chocolate that she had made for him.[41] In London, Ran's distress at Shinichi's seeming coldness to her care for him led Shinichi to confess his feelings for her—an act that left Ran so stunned that she didn't say anything about her own feelings in return. Sonoko speculates that Ran's omission will make Shinichi move on, but Conan is well aware of Ran's feelings already. Shinichi and Ran also appear to share a close empathic link due to their strong feelings for each other, making them almost impossibly aware of when the other is in extreme danger, and often able to sense the other's worried thoughts.[42]

However in the latest file 1008 it was confirmed that Shinichi and Ran are now dating. During the end of the crimson school trip Shinichi asked Ran about how she felt about the confession in London. Which she replied with a kiss to the cheek. Shinichi was about to kiss her back but he began to transform back into Conan. This caused him to leave early. Ran and Shinichi have been emailing each other since then. Ran even asking if they were boyfriend and girlfriend now. With Shinichi replying back of course we are.

Kogoro Mouri and Eri Kisaki[edit]

Ran remains close to both Kogoro and Eri even though they have been separated for ten years. Her constant hope is that they finally get together again, and on occasion she even plays (re-)matchmaker by arranging not-so-accidental meetings between them. However, while possible, any reunion has so far been constantly hampered by their mutual stubbornness as well as the occasional criminal incident taking place in the immediate vicinity.

Kazuha Toyama[edit]

Despite having rather different temperaments and personalities, Kazuha and Ran have several things in common, including: proficiency in a martial art, father's connection to police work and detective work, and detective-obsessed childhood love interests. Kazuha was initially cold and rude to Ran, suspecting her of being interested in Heiji. However, thanks to Kazuha's frankness and Ran's accommodating nature, the girls quickly overcame this misunderstanding. They have since become close friends and seem to regard each other as confidantes, since they are in similar romantic situations: Ran and Shinichi cannot confess their feelings for each other, as Shinichi is, aside from telephone calls, physically absent from her life, and Kazuha and Heiji cannot confess their feelings for each other due to their own stubbornness and irascibility. After learning that Shinichi basically confessed his own romantic feelings for Ran, Kazuha strongly encouraged Ran to reveal her own back to him. While Conan/Shinichi and Heiji are on cases together, Ran and Kazuha almost always spend the time together. When Kazuha visits the Mouris' in Tokyo with Heiji, she is shown to share Ran's bed.

Heiji Hattori[edit]

Heiji and Ran are very good friends, bonding after Heiji's many trips to Tokyo because he "misses Conan". Ran respects Heiji as a very skilled detective who reminds her of Shinichi, but whenever Heiji and Kazuha run into an argument, Ran seems to take Kazuha's side.

Since Heiji knows that Ran is Shinichi's Girlfriend, he tends to tease Shinichi about her quite often and will give him advice on his romantic relationship with her. He is also sometimes protective of her for the sake of Shinichi, such as when Soshi Okita flirted with Ran and he told him to back off since she is "his friend's girl" referring to Shinichi. Since it's practically identical with his relationship with Kazuha (Even though they aren't on the same level as Shinichi & Ran's romantic relationship).

Heiji almost views Ran as a sister, as he will tease her from time to time and he'll help explain things to her during cases along with Kazuha. He acts brotherly toward Ran, at several occasions, he often called her "sister" (neechan in Japanese). Ran respects Heiji as a very skilled detective who reminds her of Shinichi, but whenever Heiji and Kazuha run into an argument, Ran seems to take Kazuha's side. Despite this, they have become very good friends.

Sonoko Suzuki[edit]

Ran and Sonoko.
Sonoko likes to tease Ran

Sonoko and Ran have been best friends ever since they were children.[43] Sonoko was often there to help Ran whenever she was bullied by other school children, more so than even Shinichi.[43] Sonoko and Ran are often shown walking together after school. Sonoko often invites Ran to join her on trips or events hosted by the Suzuki family (most commonly her uncle's showdowns with Kaitou Kid). They also go out shopping or to karaoke together.[40]

She also seem to notice Ran's emotional attention to other. When Ran believed that Conan was Shinichi, Sonoko noticed that Ran was behaving lovely-dovey toward Conan.

Sonoko once said to a murderer what she thought about friendship: "So what if friendship is unreliable and fragile! That way when you communicate with your heart, you can feel the warmth inside. If it were as hard as some chattering iron plate, you wouldn’t feel the warmth, y’know?"[44]

Meanwhile, even though Ran knows that Sonoko has a lot of money, she always makes sure that money never gets involved in their friendship, not going to ski vacations with Sonoko because she doesn't have the money, when she knows that Sonoko would pay for her to go.[45] This, along with other things, has helped strengthen the bond between both Ran and Sonoko.

Before meeting her boyfriend, Sonoko was sometimes envious that Ran always got more attention from boys,[46] but this didn't affect the deep friendship between them.

Masumi Sera[edit]

Masumi and Ran are high school classmates who met each other in the past. During the "Which Sweets Show" murder case, when Ran sees Masumi running away from her from behind, she hears the sound of rippling waves and feels a spell is casted on her. After the murder case at the pool in Hotel Hyde Pride was solved, Sonoko says Masumi is a magician, but Masumi denies that. Because the conversation about magicians sparked a memory in Ran's mind, Ran asked her if they met before; unfortunately, Sonoko interrupts them and so the question was never answered.

Detective Boys[edit]

Ai Haibara[edit]

Ran saved Ai Haibara as she was about to be shot by Vermouth and Calvados.

There are instances where Haibara will caution Conan from actions that involve Ran, though it's assumed this is due merely to the fact that she wants to keep her identity hidden. At one point, she was very cold and distant towards Ran, just like she was to most other people. Ran believed that it was because that Haibara had hated her.[47] However, later that day, after hearing Ran speak about the nature of justice to a criminal, Haibara finally properly introduced herself to Ran and they slowly became friends.

Haibara considers Ran to resemble her older sister, Akemi Miyano, so she takes special interest in protecting her. These feelings began after Ran jumped through a slew of bullets from Calvados (and later Vermouth), to save Haibara and hold her down to the ground to shield her from the gunfire.[8] Haibara is reminded of Akemi, and begins to treat Ran with more personal investment. When at a later point Haibara learns that Korn, Chianti, and the rest of the Black Organization are lurking about, Haibara begs for Ran to stay at Agasa's house, immediately thinking of her own sister's death, and wanting to keep Ran safe.[48]

Black Organization[edit]

Ran saved Vermouth (who was disguising as a serial killer) back in New York.

Vermouth[edit]

Ran was a fan of the actress Sharon Vineyard and is currently unaware about Sharon's double-life as Chris Vineyard and Vermouth. Vermouth has a great deal of respect for Ran and protects her from the Organization's activities because Ran unknowingly saved a disguised Vermouth from falling to her death during the Golden Apple case (even though she was about to kill Ran).[49] Vermouth's codename for Ran is "Angel".

Others[edit]

Eisuke Hondou[edit]

In The Blind Spot in the Karaoke Box, Eisuke expresses romantic interest in Ran. He admits to Conan that he loves Ran and claims that he wants take Ran to America to live happily ever after there, and to ask for Shinichi's permission. Conan, without hesitating, refuses his permission, which confirms his true identity to Eisuke.

Tomoaki Araide[edit]

Tomoaki Araide and Ran Mouri became friends while Araide was acting as a temporary basketball coach in place of a teacher who broke his leg. During "The Unseen Angle of the Darkness" Conan wrongly came to the conclusion that Ran was attracted to Araide. In truth she wanted to borrow his sweater in order to knit a similarly patterned one for Shinichi. Some anime-original features play with the idea that Araide is interested in Ran, most notably in the OVA story The Stranger from Ten Years Later where he proposed to her, but this was only a dream of Conan's and can be ignored.

Subaru Okiya[edit]

Ran apologizing to Subaru.

Ran lied to Subaru about Shinichi's fact because she felt that something terrible will happen to Shinichi if she did. She made Subaru confused about Shinichi and "Kinichi" but later in Yusaku Kudo's Cold Case, Ran apologizes to Subaru for lying and told him the truth. In this episode, Subaru finds out that Conan is Shinichi.

Mary Sera[edit]

Before Ran walks home after the murder case at the pool in Hotel Hyde Pride is solved, she turns around and sees Masumi talking to Mary. Ran thinks she has seen that child before.

Character popularity[edit]

  • eBookJapan held a character popularity poll from April 12, 2011 to May 12, 2011 in which readers of Detective Conan (international included) could vote for their favorite character. Ran placed 5th in the poll with 347 votes out of the 5,883 that were cast.[50]
  • In honor of the release of the 15th movie, Quarter of Silence, the official Conan movie website held a popularity poll for the top 10 Detective Conan characters. Ran placed 5th out of 10.[51]
  • In honor of the release of the 800th manga chapter, Shonen Sunday held a popularity poll/contest containing 91 Detective Conan characters to choose from. Ran placed 6th overall with 612 votes.[52]

Fan theories[edit]

  • Ran's 17th birthday will play a major role during the main plot of Detective Conan.

In an interview given on January 3, 2012, Gosho Aoyama revealed that there is an "obstacle" preventing him from revealing Ran's birth date, "but since the birthday hasn't passed Ran is 16 right now".[1]

  • Its possible that Ran actually knows Conan is Shinichi, and is simply hiding it.

The reasoning behind this is that Ran should know that the Fingerprint evidence is Ironclad, meaning Conan HAS to be Shinichi, and in the Cold Case episode, where Conan should have phrased it as "Shinichi's father" instead of Dad, as anyone reading an email from someone else that was sent to them out loud to someone else would normally do. Another piece of evidence is when Ran talked to Conan about giving him her blood while helping Eisuke out to find his birth records. She brings it up, yet does not question how she knew Conan's blood type, or why Conan never questioned it himself. Additionally, back on the Cold Case file, she stops him while reading the email, and while she does not tell him out loud, the images we see imply she recognizes him as Shinichi, because instead of showing the adult Shinichi, we see child Shinichi. She likely then did this to stop him from revealing this in front of Sonoko and Sera, having him quickly make up an excuse in front of both of them so they don't get clued in. When you piece these three moments together, it is reasonable to conclude she not only knows, but is protecting, Conan/Shinichi's identity consciously, though its highly doubtful she knows why.

She can probably conclude though her father cannot be trusted with the truth.

  • It is possible that Ran will play a major role in the final battle with the organisation and will save Shinichi's life.

Name origin[edit]

Ran's Japanese name derives from the Japanese rendering of Maurice Leblanc (from Mourisu Ruburan, according to Aoyama). Ran (蘭) itself means "orchid," which is also one of the flower tiles in Mahjong.[43] "Ran Mouri" is also the name of a writer of the anime Lupin III: Part II, a source of inspiration for Detective Conan.[53]

Different looks[edit]

Episode 1
Episode 32
Episode 57
Episode 100
Opening 5
Opening 7
Episode 217
Episode 263
Episode 323
2004
Episode 398
2006
2007
2009
2010
Episode 625
Episode 646
Opening 36
Episode 740
Magic Kaito 1412 (episode 10).

Quotes[edit]

Courage is a word of justice. It means the quality of mind that enables one to face apprehension with confidence and resolution. It is not right to use it as an excuse to kill someone.

Episode 247, talking to Noboru Shimojo[54]

There are things one cannot do no matter the circumstances.
I don't mind waiting for people. Because the longer you wait, when you do meet... You'll be more happy.
If you have faith and wait, he'll definitely come back. A lover will never betray you.

Episode 357, talking to Kenji Suenaga

People can really change. When they're far away from each other, their hearts will change. It's so cruel that the only thing I can do is wait.

Trivia[edit]

Ran's cellphone strap.
  • Her second phone (the pink one) was presented by Shinichi after he accidentally made Ran lose her phone during the Shinichi Kudo Aquarium Case.
  • Gosho Aoyama, the creator of the Detective Conan series, stated that Ran is one of his favorite female characters.[55]
  • She keeps a blissful sea cucumber key-ring on her phone, which she demanded from Shinichi as a penalty for causing her to lose her previous phone. Ran didn't actually expect him to buy it, but he did. This made Ran wonder if Shinichi was already in love with her at that time.
  • Ran is one of the few characters who use old-fashioned cellphones, instead of trendy smartphones.
  • There is a pun relating to the name "Ran" in the 'Shinichi Kudo Aquarium Case', where Ran told Shinichi that she liked to run because of her name (Ran=past tense of 'run').
  • Ran (蘭) literally means “orchid”.

In other languages[edit]

Language Given Name Family Name
Flag of Japan Japanese 蘭 Ran 毛利 Mōri
Flag of Arab League Arabic ران Rān موري Mōri
Flag of Indonesia Bahasa Indonesia Ran Mouri
Flag of Basque Country Basque Ran Mori
Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalonia) Ran Mouri
Flag of Valencia Catalan (Valencia) Ran Mouri
Flag of China Chinese 兰 Lán 毛利 Máolì
Flag of US English Rachel Moore
Flag of Philippines Filipino Ran Mouri
Flag of Finland Finnish Ran Mori
Flag of France French Ran Mouri
Flag of Galicia Galician Ran Mouri
Flag of Germany German Ran Mouri
Flag of Italy Italian Ran Mouri
Flag of South Korea Korean 미란 Miran 유 Yoo
Flag of Malaysia Malay Ran Mouri
Flag of Portugal Portugal Ran Mori
Flag of Russia Russian Ран Мори
Flag of Spain Spanish (Spain) Ran Mouri
Flag of US Spanish (Latin America) Claudia Guzmán
Flag of Chile Spanish (Chile) Ran Mouri
Flag of Sweden Swedish Ran Mori
Flag of Thailand Thai รัน Rạn โมริ Mori
Flag of Republic of China Traditional Chinese 蘭 Lán 毛利 Máolì
Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Ran Mori

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Translating Interviews - Let's Talk with Gosho Aoyama-sensei Day". 2012-01-05. http://www.detectiveconanworld.com/forum/topic/1555-translating-interviews/page__st__20__p__245256#entry245256. Retrieved on 2012-01-05. 
  2. ^ Episode 678: Ran claims she is 17 when talking to the film crew
  3. ^ a b Conan Drill Page 44
  4. ^ "Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer-Wikipedia". https://en.wikipedia.org. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detective_Conan:_Zero_the_Enforcer. Retrieved on 2019-09-02. 
  5. ^ a b Movie 2: The Fourteenth Target
  6. ^ Volume 8, File 72: "The Night Baron"
  7. ^ Volumes 34-35, Files 350-354: "Golden Apple 1"
  8. ^ a b c Episode 345: Head-to-Head Match with the Black Organization: A Dual Mystery on a Full Moon Night Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "e345" defined multiple times with different content
  9. ^ Volume 1, File 2: "The Great Detective Turned Small"
  10. ^ Movie 5
  11. ^ Episode 274-275: Truth About the Haunted House
  12. ^ Manga file: "Ran's Tears"
  13. ^ Volume 1, File 1: "The Heisei Holmes"
  14. ^ Volume 33, File 334: - "Bloody Valentine 4"
  15. ^ Movie 16
  16. ^ Movie 9: Strategy Above the Depths
  17. ^ Episode 196: The Invisible Weapon, Ran's First Investigation
  18. ^ Volume 8
  19. ^ Episode 75: Loan Company President's Murder Case
  20. ^ File 041 - The First Victim!
  21. ^ Japanese Version of "The Desperate Revival" as the Viz Media translation of the story (Volume 26: File 258) lacked honorifics.
  22. ^ Hijacked Department Store Case
  23. ^ Episode: 149 The Amusement Park Bungee Jumping Case
  24. ^ Episode 640: The Memory Trip of the Eight Sketches (Part 1)
  25. ^ Volume 14, File 8
  26. ^ Episode 491
  27. ^ File 778
  28. ^ Conan Shinbun 2
  29. ^ Chapter 638
  30. ^ Episode 674
  31. ^ a b File 913 (Volume 86)
  32. ^ a b File 910 (Volume 86)
  33. ^ a b File 917 (Volume 87)
  34. ^ Volume 35, File 353, Page 6
  35. ^ Volume 26, File 254: "An Infatuated Heart"
  36. ^ a b Episode 398-399: The Weird Family's Commission
  37. ^ Episode 400: Ran's Suspicions
  38. ^ Episode 472-473: Shinichi Kudo's Childhood Adventure
  39. ^ Episode 286-288: Shinichi Kudo's New York Case
  40. ^ a b Episode 42: Karaoke Box Murder Case
  41. ^ Episode 266-268: The Truth Behind Valentine's
  42. ^ Volume 36, File 372: "The Most in This World..." and Volume 37, File 373: "Bye-Bye"
  43. ^ a b c Magic File 3: Mahjong Pieces and the Memories from Tanabata
  44. ^ Episode 576: "The Alibi of the Black Dress"
  45. ^ Episode 329-330: Friendship Can't Be Bought With Money
  46. ^ Volume 22, File 219, Page 4.
  47. ^ Episode 246-247: The Mystery in the Net
  48. ^ Episode 425: Black Impact! The Moment the Black Organization Reaches Out!
  49. ^ Episode 286-288: Shinichi Kudo's New York Case
  50. ^ "『名探偵コナン』 人気投票結". eBookJapan. 2011-05-12. http://www.ebookjapan.jp/ebj/special/conan/vote_kekka2.asp. Retrieved on 2011-05-15. 
  51. ^ "名探偵コナン「キャラクター人気投票」". www.conan-movie.jp. 2011. http://www.conan-movie.jp/camp_chara/camp15th_res.html. Retrieved on 2011-08-12. 
  52. ^ "Shonen magazine detective conan official poll results published [magazine pic"]. eva. 2012-02-28. http://forum.dctp.ws/index.php?topic=8024.msg651566#msg651566. Retrieved on 2012-02-29. 
  53. ^ Twitter
  54. ^ Volume 31, File 313: "A Courageous Decision"
  55. ^ Monthly B.L.T. magazine interview for the 16th Movie Eleventh Striker (approx April 29, 2012)
    Q. 兰など素敌な女の子たちが登场しているが、『名探侦コナン』という作品の中で特に好きな女の子は谁か?
    Q. Charming girls like Ran appear (in your work). In the work called Detective Conan, which female character do you especially like?
    ⇒やっぱヒロインの兰かな。好きなのは兰、そして特别な女の子が灰原かな。こなん通信社の中で灰原の一言もオレが考えているんだけど、ほぼ灰原はオレの代弁者になっているね。あと兰は勇往迈进というか(新一のことを)待っていてくれるのは嬉しいというか…あと强いしね。ちなみに女の子が强いシーンを描くのって嬉しい。今、世良ちゃんも出ているけど、描くのが楽しい…目の下にクマがあるけど(笑)。
    A. I guess it would have to be the heroine, Ran. I like Ran, and the special girl would be Haibara. I think about Haibara's comments in the Conan News Agency, too; she's become my spokeswoman, hasn't she? Ran is full of courage, and she waits for Shinichi, which makes (Gosho?) happy . . . she's strong, too. By the way, I feel happy drawing scenes where girls are strong. Right now, Sera-chan is appearing, too, and it's fun to draw (her) . . . although, she has bags under her eyes (laughs).
Main Characters
Protagonists Shinichi KudoConan EdogawaRan MouriKogoro Mouri
Detective Boys Ayumi YoshidaMitsuhiko TsuburayaGenta KojimaAi Haibara
Family & Friends Hiroshi AgasaSonoko SuzukiEri KisakiYusaku KudoYukiko KudoHeiji HattoriKazuha ToyamaYoko OkinoSumiko KobayashiTomoaki AraideMakoto KyogokuShizuka HattoriJirokichi SuzukiEisuke HondouAzusa EnomotoSubaru OkiyaMasumi SeraShukichi HanedaSakurako Yonehara
Tokyo Metropolitan Police District Juzo MegureWataru TakagiMiwako SatoNinzaburo ShiratoriYumi MiyamotoKazunobu ChibaNaeko MiikeKiyonaga MatsumotoInspector YuminagaShintaro ChakiHyoue KurodaHiromitsu MorofushiYuya Kazami
Osaka Police District Heizo HattoriGinshiro ToyamaGoro Otaki
Nagano Police District Kansuke YamatoYui UeharaTaka'aki Morofushi
Other police districts Sango YokomizoMisao YamamuraJugo YokomizoFumimaro Ayanokoji
NPA Security Bureau Rei Furuya (Bourbon)
FBI Shuichi AkaiJodie StarlingJames BlackAndre Camel
CIA Hidemi Hondou (Kir)Ethan Hondou
Black Organization The BossRumGinVodkaVermouthChiantiKornShiho MiyanoAkemi MiyanoElena MiyanoAtsushi MiyanoTequilaPiscoCalvadosRikumichi KusudaKi'ichiro Numabuchi
Magic Kaito Kaito KurobaKaitou KidAoko NakamoriGinzo NakamoriToichi KurobaChikage KurobaKonosuke JiiKeiko MomoiAkako KoizumiSaguru HakubaSnakeRose (OVA only) • Hakuba's HousekeeperSpider (TV special only)
Others "The Criminal"Hideo AkagiRyusuke HigoTakahiro SanadaScar AkaiMary SeraKohji HanedaRumi WakasaTsutomu AkaiMomiji OokaMuga IoriKanenori WakitaKamen YaibaGomeraNight BaronDetective Samonji