Chekhov MacGuffin wrote:And again, your theory that APTX 4869 and the its kill list was actually a Silver Bullet its kill list 17ya isn't convincing. You have stated it, but you haven't supported it. Your theory offers no advantage over the default yet adds a layer of complexity and lies that must be untangled for the sake of the readers later.
This whole APTX and SB debate/info has always been based off of interpretations from vague comments and conversations. Your so called default is also assumptions based on interpretations that haven't been solidified.
Why do I think SB prototype was the one that was doing the killing 17 yrs ago? It's very simple, and doesn't really need big leaps. Just based on the MT revelation and Haibara's hidden thoughts about her parents and BO's different agendas in File 948, it's not hard to make my conclusion.
What has been the ongoing status quo regarding the research of her parents before MT(File 821)?
In File 242, Pisco name-dropped Haibara's parent's research involvement in the BO and how they talked a lot about the research while it was still in development(what research he was referring to was still ambiguous, but the natural conclusion was the only thing we knew at that time, APTX research). He also said that her parents would have been proud of her for developing the drug this far(meaning that her parents research was at least similar enough that it shared the same development stages as APTX research).
In File 384, Conan said that Haibara had mentioned that she took over her parents research(which ofc is based on Haibara's knowledge at that time). She then reveals that APTX never
had a goal that of a "dream" drug
, like "raising the dead", and that it was something foolish, and that majority would not see the benefit of its intended effect.
In File 423, we found out that Atsushi's ideas was being backed up(by BO) and that he was gonna move into a larger research facility(what research ideas he had is ambiguous as well).
In File 427, we see that Gosho was setting up a hidden development regarding her parent's research and that Haibara found out about it at that moment.
In File 434, Vermouth mentions that her parents took over the foolish research(referring to APTX, which Haibara also referred to as "foolish", due to its purpose). This implies that her parents made the decision to take over the APTX research, from Vermouth's perspective(but whether they willingly did it or not, or if they were fully commited to go through it, is not specified), naturally however, we would conclude that they willingly made that decision, since we were under the impression that the Miyano research, that was still under development, that Pisco mentioned(that would make Shiho's parents proud if progressed) was also APTX research(the only research we knew about at that time).
In File 821, we get what I personally see as the biggest info drop regarding the Miyano research that her parents willingly pursued. We found out about the information that Haibara has kept to herself since File 427 and it reveals that her parents were working on a "terrifying drug", which the labmates referred to as a "dream drug", and that they were putting their hopes on it and were calling it "Silver Bullet".
- The description "dream drug" alone clearly contradicts the drug that Haibara had mentioned that she was creating in File 384. This means that SB and APTX are two different drugs(meaning that the BO and the Miyano had two different agendas).
- The Miyano research that Pisco was referring to was something that the Miyano's cared about(hence making them proud if it was progressed), so with this new information, it highly implies that Pisco was talking about the Silver Bullet research, the research that her parents were putting their hopes on(not APTX).
- This also implies that the research ideas that Atsushi had, and that were backed up by the BO(File 423), were likely regarding the development of a "dream drug", Silver Bullet.
- In other words, we don't know what the Miyano's thought about the "foolish" research(APTX) that Vermouth claimed they took over in File 434(or if they even intended to progress it).
- This also means that Haibara's information about her taking over her parent's research(File 384) wasn't completely truthful, since it wasn't the research that we know for a fact her parents were dedicated for during development(SB).
Elena then follows her sentence by saying that she and her husband have to leave their daughters in order to complete the research(as if there was consequences to them completing it within the BO).
- Haibara regretting APTX's creation(right after Elena's statement) due to her not understanding that it was something that shouldn't be made
is indirectly indicating that she believes that her parents were planning on leaving to finish SB elsewhere because they didn't want the BO to use it for their own bad agenda(which in this case would be the creation of a different drug, APTX 2.0). This intepretation fits well with why she would break down in tears, since Haibara has been doing the thing that her parents were willing to sacrifice their daughters for in order to avoid doing.
- Elena calling it a "terrifying drug" further indicates SB's dangerous potential if it fell into the wrong hands.
In File 948, Haibara mentions that the 17-year-old prototype drug was most likely her parents prototype drug(which at the moment is ambiguous what drug research she is referring to). Since we know that SB and APTX share the same development stages(based on Pisco's remark in File 242), and since Haibara said that her parents research-material remains(most likely SB remains) were involved in the development of APTX 2.0(File 948), test subjects from SB list can be passed on to the APTX list(obviously likewise with the older APTX versions, which I'm generalizing as "APTX 1.0").
After mentioning that the BO told her that her parents' death was an accident, Haibara then goes on thinking to herself that what they(BO) wanted her to make was a different drug, which again, goes in line with the established description contradiction between APTX and SB(something she has yet to tell Conan and Agasa).
After exhausting myself through all this, the conclusion I wanted to make is that her parent's SB research(which has been the focus point for the Miyano's research overall) and that we know they were dedicated for, is more likely to be the drug that had useful prototype remnants 17 years ago, unlike APTX research(which is doubtful if they even made good progression to, since they wanted to leave and avoid supporting the BO's agenda). Also, considering that Elena called it "terrifying", it's possible that they already had evidence to its terrifying capabilities in the form deadly prototypes, that was being used at least 18 years ago. Overall, from a narrative standpoint, it makes sense for Gosho to involve the SB prototypes in the Kohji story, since it will become the transition for us to find out more about its true purpose, Elena's "leaving"(Mary?) and the Miyano's accident, before we dive into the true purpose of APTX and the Boss' goal.