DCUniverseAficionado wrote:And what better to involve in the case that will feature File 1000 than Ran's current suspicions, ongoing as early as just after her last suspicion arc, back in 2004?
I'm happy that he decided to go with the last style of "suspicion arc", where he sets it up until the finale. Ran might finally become, and do something interesting if she adds all her experience into the mix...
When she remembers Akai-flashback --> "That FBI guy = Akai Shuichi" and, if she puts thought into it(although unlikely), "Sera's mother = That girl with Sera"
Oh, yeah—if she realizes that, maybe it'll finally trigger, "Oh, that's who Subaru Okiya reminded me of!" Especially after she kicked him in the face and he just walked it off (638–640/510–511)—Masumi and Shuichi/Subaru haven't interacted since Yusaku Kudo's Cold Case (812–814/690–691)... maybe Ran can be the one to break the ice... and maybe we can get Shiho/Ai in there, too.
If she makes the connection between Mary back then and Mary now, it won't be just Shinichi/Conan who appears, in Ran's eyes, to be a younger version of someone she knows—if she makes a connection between Shiho/Ai and her older self (maybe even with a second look at the woman who saved the DBs (815–817/699–700))... one's an incident, two's a coincidence, and three's a pattern... I can see her even more suspicious of everything if she just makes the connection with Mary, let alone Shiho/Ai.
Last time she got involved, she saved Shiho/Ai... who knows what might happen, next time?
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