Haibara has been in plenty of cases. If she has more detective ability, she would have been using it, hence my choosing tier 4. Haibara is good, evidenced by her deduction about the potential targeting of trains in the Matsuda redux case. However, Haibara definitely isn't up there with Gin and Akai though. She might be if she had more experience and a detective bent like Shinichi, but she couldn't solve the red, white and yellow case or the Ikkaku rock case, vs. Subaru/Akai although she quickly followed along with Conan's logic. She also failed to come up with a good strategy of her own to try to outwit Vermouth during that arc's climax which is why I place her below Vermouth. Haibara is plenty intelligent and also decently case intelligent, just not as case intelligent as Akai - and Vermouth in my opinion.
I probably don't give Yukiko enough credit. I remember her mostly for leeching off of Shinichi's and Yuusaku's deductions although she did notice she was being tailed in the prescreening case.
dilbertschalter wrote:I don't think Heiji or Kid is on the same level as Shinichi. I would put them in their own tier, between Shinichi and Akai/Gin. Shinicgi is clearly a better detective than Heiji and Kid is usually foiled by Shinichi as well. Eri is definitely not on the same level as Akai/Gin; she is very smart, but isn't amazing at solving mysteries.
I thought about making a separate category for Heiji and Kid, but I decided they both perform at very similar levels to Shinichi that I would mark them at the same level, even if I do think Shinichi has an edge on them both.
I said maybe for Eri in Akai and Gin's tier, but I think Vermouth's level would be more fitting. She has some pretty damn impressive deductions which require noticing minor details and she does it very quickly, especially in the earlier cases.
Revised list so far...
Tier 0: Kudo Yusaku
Tier 1: Kudo Shinichi
Tier 1.1: Kaito Kid, Heiji (tier 1 and 1.1 have only a slight edge on tier 2),
Tier 2: Akai/Subaru, Gin
Tier 3: Eri, Vermouth (they notice more details than the chars in tier 4)
Tier 4: Sato, Haibara, Jodie, Yokomizo Juugo
Tier 4-5: Kogoro when Serious (he seems to fluctuate a bit)
Tier 5: Takagi, Megure, Shiratori, maybe Yokomizo Sango
Tier 6: Vodka, Ran, Kazuha, Agasa (only because he doesn't notice many details), maybe Yokomizo Sango,
Tier 6.5: Kogoro most of the time
Tier 7: Yamamura, Shounen Tantei, Sonoko
characters to place: Yukiko, Eisuke,