Kleene Onigiri wrote:
I remembered reading that she knew of Akemi's plan somewhere. But maybe that's just a mistake on my part. Can't seem to find it D:
But I guess it's right that she wanted an explanation. So she probably didn't know.
Still I think she noticed Akemi's behavior, since she also seemed to know Rye and that he was Akemi's boyfriend. And she certainly knew he was in the BO (since Akai used the sisters to get into the BO in the first place). Meaning that Akemi got deeper into the BO. She also was in contact with Akemi, at least there was a scene where they were talking together somewhere.
Still, she was a prodigy in her studies and tried to finish the work that her parents did.
You wouldn't get so far when you weren't ambitious or had an aim too. Considering she's smart, she could just act as if she failed the classes and take much longer till she finishes her studies and then actually get's to a laboratory.
And she's a biochemist, a prodigy. She should know it could act as a poison. And she was long enough in the BO to know they most likely will use it for killing too.
Especially since medicine always have side effects.
So her not being able to forgive that guy seems just strange. Since she herself should know best how it is to be in a desperate situation and trying to flee from such hardships.
Of course, it's possible she could not be able to forgive that guy because she wouldn't be able to forgive herself if she hurt someone she loved or cared for. Projecting herself onto him kind of. But that's even more annoying then. Because with her suicidal behaviour and not sharing information she's just hurting and risking the lives of the people she cares for.
@Prof: What Pmofmalasia. Wasn't anything about forgiving Gin or Vermouth O_o
Just reread the scene where Haibara get's introduced. She does say she didn't want to make a poison in the first place. But strangely, she also says that she started to dislike the Organization after they used her drug on humans and especially after they killed her sister. Does that mean she didn't mind the Organizations evildoing before? O_o She would have known that it's a dangerous Organization. Or is it just a strange translation?
But it wouldn't be so strange for her to accept the Organization, since she was born into it...
But then it's even stranger that she can't forgive that once husband. Maybe her character was modified a lot...
Chapter 179 page 11 Haibara says: "To take me out of the organization, my sister sister was deliberately involved in the Organization's activities."
So she did know about Akemi's plan :V
Well, it's a bit hard to discuss the morality of her research on the drug, since we don't yet know what it was intended to do.
And I don't think she was ambitious in school because of the loyalty to the BO, but because she wanted to continue her parent's work. Evidence of this would be that she didn't tell the BO about Shinichi being alive since he would be an interesting test subject, putting APTX's development ahead of the BO's survival. As for how this relates to the husband, I still think that the difference between her situation and his is that he had other ways out, and she really didn't, other than death, which she chose after a while. So from her perspective, as someone with really no way out, looking at someone who had multiple other ways out but chose to take the easy way that hurts people the most, I can see why she would have no sympathy for him. It's like, for example, last semester I had to wake up at 6 AM for my classes, and sometimes my friends would complain about having to wake up at 8 and I would have no sympathy for them, since my situation was 'worse'. Obviously not nearly as extreme as Haibara's situation, but maybe that will help show why I think Haibara acted the way she did. Or maybe I'm just a terrible person and should have more sympathy towards my friends
As for Akemi, it's kind of hard to know what Haibara thought about Rye before Akemi's death. We know she hates him for using her, but that was after his cover was blown, I don't think she ever talks about what advice she gave Akemi regarding him before that. Maybe it will be revealed in a possible Akai/Haibara confrontation? But it's hard to say right now. As for knowing about Akemi's plan beforehand, it's hard to say from that quote you gave in the second edit, since she might have only found that out after Akemi died. Then, during the flashback scene in which Akemi and Shiho are talking, Shiho says, "I heard you did something dangerous." So it seems to me like she didn't really know everything that was going on, and considering that this was after Akemi met Conan (Akemi mentions Conan in the conversation) and before her death (obviously
), Shiho had a very short time to figure it out. By this conversation, I think she was concerned about Akemi and would have tried to save her if she knew. Even then it would be too late, though, since this would be after the robbery, since Akemi is already screwed at this point. I suppose it depends on how you interpret Shiho's quote, but combined with her refusal to work I think she didn't know.
Also, I would agree that Haibara's character has been developed a lot, I'd argue more than any other character in the series. I wouldn't say modified, since that implies that it was done without reason, and we can see some of the purposes behind developments that take place, such as when she is deciding whether or not to join the witness protection program.