thriceplus wrote:What I don't get is why Conan's so desperate not to let Sera (or even Akai to some extent) know his true identity when he just casually tells Eisuke...
Because Gosho just doesn't want them (Shinichi/Conan and Mary) to willingly reveal themselves to each other at this point, I suppose.
I think this is his philosophy on change and unexplored territory:
"changes are bad, m'kay, so, if you like changes, you're bad, m'kay, because changes are bad. they can hurt your mind, m'kay, cause changes are bad, m'kay..."
That also is the narrative's stance on the concept of trust as I demonstrate here: viewtopic.php?p=879393#p879393
But in short just look at Game Company Murder Case and Reunion with the Black Organization and how they end.
Conan breaks the sacred covenant of the series and people die. Haibara at the end of the latter is even a mouth piece for Gosho stating that "this is why changing the status quo is no good".
But I have yet to see a canonical moment where keeping a secret led to a massacre in the same vein as those episodes.
The Mystery of Conan Edogawa
Arguably one of the best attempts at tackling the story of "Ran discovering the secret behind Conan". It's strong point is taking a common plot for Detective Conan fan fics and presenting it in a fresh manner such as:
- Touching on things that aren't dealt with in the show or discussed much.
- While there is some understanding towards Conan's predicament, the fic doesn't ignore the problematic approach he takes towards keeping quiet.
So, do yourself a favor and read this. I only wish I could so something half as decent.