one point I want to note that kohji has name in aptx listblackmoon wrote: ↑June 7th, 2020, 8:39 amWell good point there, but who else was involved and was present at the scene at the moment and could have unexpectingly interrupted RUM and led to a lengthy struggle? Assuming that Amanda really did have a body guard named Asaka, and it was the body guard who tried to stop RUM, but later fled the scene possibly due to another enforcement from BO, then it could also explain why RUM skrewed up because he wasn't able to complete the mission alone on his own.jason342 wrote: ↑May 29th, 2020, 7:40 amWhat was Rum's original mission in the Haneda koji case? assassination seems the most likely, and perhaps the reason he messed up was due to an unexpected interruption by a another person that led to a lengthy struggle. Now i say lengthy because almost all the Rum suspects bear some form of physical mark a constant reminder of their failure and inability to complete the mission without interference (Either a missing eye, or scratch marks which Rumi possesses). This struggle between the opposing forces, led to kohji having the foresight to leave behind a dying message with the glass or else Rum would have cleaned up house and left no trace as per usual in the BO.
Amanda i assume was killed first and then kohji had the misfortune of falling upon the murder and was murdered shortly after.
What is strange in this possible scenario is Amanda's room was clean and was left dead in her room, so it appeared like her death happened before the said struggle. Then, if there really was a body guard called Asaka, why didn't Asaka prevent Amanda's death? Why wasn't the body guard around Amanda or what caused Asaka to be missing at the time? If the clash with RUM wasn't done by the body guard then who else could have been involved?
Now how about this possibility? Say if the body guard Asaka was actually RUM, then he/she could have easily poisoned Amanda with APTX without struggle or messing up her room, so it was an easy and clean job. Yet there was a struggle that appeared to happen in Kohji's room instead of Amanda's room, so why would that be? Was there any reason for RUM to go to Kohji's room after doing Amanda's assassination? The only reason I could think of is that Kohji might have saw or known something more than he should, and RUM was somehow forced to silence him because of that. So Kohji was bruised and injured during the struggle with RUM and eventually left dying and forced fed the APTX drug.
Then the real unsolved mystry is "Kohji's dying message" since it just doesn't make any sense... could Kohji have known that Carasuma was a shady organization at the time and knew about Amanda's death being linked to that organization? Could he actually have the chance to leave the dying message if he was forced fed APTX in which the result almost kicked in immediatly as was shown when Mary was forced to swallow it? Who else could have left the dying message? This possibilty also doesn't make sense: say to cover up the mistake of killing more people than neccessary, RUM himself/herself left "Kohji's dying message" and submitted a false report to BO that he/she skrewed up at the crime scene and was forced to fled the scene at the time causing the victim to left behind a dying message that points to Asaka = RUM and also a lead to the shady Carasuma just to skrew the boss?
Now from the case "A song named ASACA", it appeared that BO showed interest in the dying message as both Vermouth and Bourbon made their appearances, but really... why send out two high level members for such a trivial link? Was RUM also there and Vermouth and Bourbon was actually trying to protect Conan from RUM?
Anyways, too many unanswered question.
does not necessary mean that he was fed aptx.
it could be the red herring of volume 18
( case in which haibara was introduced).
(remember gosho once mentioned that there was
red herring in volume 18)
what I believe is kohji wasnt fed aptx .
I believe asaka is rumi ( bo member )who killed amanda and
kohji found out somehow as I think they were lovers.
kohji died by suicide after realising his lover rumi is
in bo and she killed amanda.
(kohji was man of principles)
there was struggle between rumi and kohji to save his
life as kohji tried to suicide but
rumi couldnt save kohji . ( or maybe he tried to suicide
with aptx itself. whose usage he saw on amanda)
he left dying message to bring bo and karasuma to light.
.rumi afterwards included his name in aptx
list even though he may not have actually taken aptx
to show she killed him as he saw her killing amanda.
hiding the fact that she loved kohji to bo.
and what I think rum ( who i believe is currently
disguised as kuroda) loves rumi .(love triangle)
and hence dispite anti bo moves , rumi is still alive.