Chekhov MacGuffin wrote:The single best strategy Kaito could have used is to grab Conan's watch and use it on him, either by twisting his wrist around and firing it like Vermouth did, or removing the watch and then gunning him with it. Either way, Kaito should be an expert enough to do this even in the dark. Kaito knows from observation the watch sedative works quickly, is safe, and the effects last a while. To finish the trick, just dump an empty syringe on the ground which achieves the same "need to take him to the hospital" effect as the taser.Chibby wrote:mangaluva wrote:CaseClosed101 wrote:mangaluva wrote:itsashleylove wrote:mangaluva wrote:And have to agree. Just a bit. (Frankly, I think he was a bit OOC in the Kirin's Horn case. A TAZER? Seriously? O_o)
I agree, that's just not Kid's style
I mean... he could have just used sleeping gas maybe, since sleeping gas is one of his magic tools ^^
And, y'know, he's used it a million times before and it's significantly less violent than mildly electrocuting somebody. I can see him tazering Hakuba for funsies, but a kid?
Tickling Hakuba, yes. But even tasering Hakuba is sooo un-KID.
But if it was sleeping gas, if would put everyone to sleep, hence not making the trick work. 'Cause Ayumi, Genta, Haibara,and Mitshiko needed to be awake. And KID himself.
I dunno, I've seen him use a little spritzer can for small, concentrated bursts. He could knock Conan out without sending anyone else to sleep, though they might smell the gas.
He also blew out the windows beforehand, though. The wind would make the gas difficult to use effectively, since it could diffuse it and force the gas away from where it needed to go. Even at a short range, it'd be risky. He had to use a lot of that gas on the guard in ep. 219, and it'd probably take more than a quick burst even to knock out a kid.
...To say nothing of the fact that he had to knock Conan out quick, otherwise the whole thing would be ruined. Kaito couldn't give him the time to react, because that could have let Shinichi tag him, grab him, or do something cryptic and brilliant that would give Kid away when the lights flicked back on (or possibly something completely mundane like pulling off part of the mask).
Not only does this technique nullify Conan's most useful gadget, using Conan's own weapon used against him is a delightful way to mess with the detective's ego. If the watch doesn't take Conan down long enough for Kaito's liking, then Kaito Kid can knock Conan out with the watch and then feed him some sleeping pills while he's out. The pills will kick in before the effects of the watch wear off.
Hmm. Fair enough. I did a quick look through the chapters again, though, and it doesn't explicitly show Conan's watch, as he's got both the jacket and a long-sleeved shirt that effectively conceal his wrists. Doesn't mean he doesn't have it on, or even just have it -- I seem to remember him pulling it from a pocket occasionally. But this would have to assume Kaito knows where Conan's got the watch, as it's not likely he'll get a second chance at lifting it (especially with how he's avoiding Conan before the blackout -- interesting, that), and I'm not sure he'd have the time to pull the sleeves, twist and fire the watch, then grab the horn and stash it while rearranging the watch and sleeves before the lights come back on -- Kid's good, don't get me wrong, but to do that before Conan can get in even a knee-jerk reaction... (Vermouth had an advantage speed-wise in that Conan already had the watch ready and had prepared to be knocked out anyway). One hand pull the sleeves, one hand turn the watch, still leaves a hand free and the mouth open to yell. Cover the mouth, get to the watch with one hand, still leaves that other hand to grab and pull off a coat button or something. Hitting him from further is a possibility, but since Kid's only got a few seconds to knock Conan out, grab and hide the jewel, and then would have to return the watch to it's original place when he can't guarantee how Conan will land.... It'd be tight.
...Unless it was a case of "The Plot Demands It," which can be pretty difficult to argue with, especially considering Kid is very good. Still, as much fun as it would be, I can't see Kid gambling on stealing Conan's gadgets when he has a certainty by bringing his own means.
I'm not saying the tazer was the best choice. I'm not even saying it was a good choice. I don't like it anymore than anyone else. But it was the choice made, so I'm trying to figure out the rationale behind it.