MeiTanteixX wrote: passingthrough wrote:
Crack theory :
Wakasa Rumi and Scotch might be related.
1. They have the same eyelids, although Rumi's eyes seem to be rounder.
2. Scotch's name was never revealed, and he shot his phone in order to protect information about himself (and possibly relatives he had)
Though it's unlikely since there doesn't seem to be any reasons to give Scotch a relative.
If anyone, I can see Naeko being that person(since their eyes are far more similar than Rumi's and Scotch's), plus, it could add another layer to why she joined the police(other than just Chiba), as well as Gosho's way of stalling by teasing us with this in future Chiba x Naeko cases.
Still, other than the eye-similarity(and similar jobs), there's really Nothing
that ties them together, even a little bit. But I personally wouldn't mind this development.
If Scotch is going to turn out to be related to someone, I'd ultimately prefer Naeko over Rumi (though I wouldn't mind Rumi and Scotch being related). In either case, it'd give us a window, perhaps, into the explanation of how Scotch's cover was blown, and into a case that reveals the events that led to Scotch, Shuichi/Dai/Rye and Rei/Bourbon ending up on that roof.
I'm very much in favor of characters who get lambasted for not being plot relevant suddenly become plot relevant—if Naeko turns out to be Scotch's younger sister, then I think she'd be, at the very least, on a level comparable to that of Shukichi, in terms of plot relevance. It'd certainly put her above where she is, now. Rumi's already very much relevant to the plot.
Gosho doesn't need a reason, he just loves connecting characters, like Eisuke and Kir, and the Akais. I'm sure there would be someone related (blood relative, friend, lover, whatever...) to Scotch in this arc... why not?
Indeed—it certainly would be in character for Gosho to do this.
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