k11chi wrote:Gin [...] in-story he's not so important of a member.
You're kidding, right? It's Gin
Without him, there'd be no Detective Conan, to begin with... and that's just the start of it.
No police characters except Kansuke, Taka'aki/Koumei, Hyoue, and Rei/Toru/Bourbon, are really on Shinichi's/Conan's level. I'm talking about characters with that level of intelligence.
Spimer wrote:Let's not forget other detectives have shown up before but were just for that case (Senma, Mogi, Oogami, Souda in episode 219).
So maybe this cook will turn out to be like them.
But that case (File 299–File 302/Episode 219) was a special event—a gathering of detectives. Other than having this new character, this case will probably be an average one. So I don't really think much of such a comparison.
It's been awhile since a Rum suspect was introduced, so I doubt it's just going to be a one-case character who's not going to be involved in the story, from then on.
Plus, there's the "Bourbon first appeared (as himself—his true first appearance was as Scar Akai, after all) as a waiter" comparison.
MrDetective wrote:Beika doesn't need yet another amateur detective
DC doesn't need another detective.
After the Bourbon arc, just
this one detective is nothing.
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