|Date of birth:||
|Relatives:||Kogoro Mouri (father)
Eri Kisaki (mother)
Shinichi Kudo (boyfriend)
|Occupation:||Teitan High School student|
|Hair color:||Dark brown|
|Eye color:||Dark blue|
Manga: Chapter 1 Anime: Episode 1
Ran Mouri (Ran Mouri 毛利蘭) also known as Rachel Moore in the Funimation dub, is a secondary character in the manga and anime, series Detective Conan. She is the childhood friend and romantic interest of Shinichi Kudo.
Ran is a childhood friend of Shinichi Kudo. She is the daughter of Kogoro Mouri, a private detective, and Eri Kisaki, a lawyer. Her parents separated when she was seven, and one of her biggest goals is to get them back together. Her best friend beside Shinichi is her classmate Sonoko Suzuki, who often teases her about her relationship with Shinichi. Her other friends include Masumi Sera, Kazuha Toyama, and Heiji Hattori.
Over a year before the series' start, Ran and Shinichi visited Shinichi's parents in New York. They met Yukiko Kudo, his mother, and her fellow actress friend, Sharon Vineyard (also known as Vermouth, a member of the Black Organization). Later that evening, Vermouth - disguised as a serial killer to do BO work - was saved by Ran and Shinichi, who encountered her on their way back from a show-turned-murder case. Vermouth would have fallen to her death, but Ran caught her arm and Shinichi helped her pull Vermouth to safety. Due to this, Vermouth gave Ran and Shinichi the nicknames "Angel" and "Cool Guy" respectively. Vermouth later showed hesitance to kill Ran and later Conan Edogawa (Shinichi's childhood form) as well, but whether or not it was because of any emotional attachment is unclear. It was during this trip that Ran realized her feelings Shinichi.
After Shinichi's disappearance while on a trip to Tropical Land Amusement Park with her, Ran met Conan, who was introduced by Professor Agasa as a "distant relative". At Agasa's request, Ran agreed to look after him and immediately came to think of him as a surrogate little brother. Ran has come to suspect Conan's identity multiple times, but Conan always manages (helped by his friends Ai Haibara and Kaito Kid) to find a sufficient alibi to satisfy her concerns. Template:Clearleft
Ran's greatest personality trait is that she genuinely cares for those she loves. She is also patient, kind, and nurturing. She wouldn't even let someone die in this Person tries to kill her, what shows her big Heart and compassion. She has a very overwhelming personality, quickly able to intimidate people when angered. Like Shinichi, she highly values justice to the point of idealism. To avoid making Shinichi choose between her and his important case (which is actually useless because Shinichi has turned into Conan and can't return as of now), she has decided to wait for him to finish it, trusting his promise that he will come back, despite their separation causing Ran a lot of emotional pain. Ran is also very hot-blooded and tends to act on impulses when the people she cares about are involved; the combination of jumping to conclusions and not hesitating to use karate on those who she perceives to have wronged someone has led to several "near-miss" misunderstandings. She is also not above using martial arts as a subtle threat to keep people, including her father, in line. In earlier stories, she would become violently suspicious if she thought Shinichi was a philandering, although more recently his confessions (in the Holmes' Revelation Arc) have led her to trust his intentions.
Ran can be very brave and resourceful when she wants to be and has rescued Conan from trouble on many occasions. She has remained bold, steady, confident and calm in many situations that would usually cause others to remain frozen in fear, such as being threatened by a gun  or surrounded by flames . However, she has an irrational fear of the supernatural and is thus — unlike her friend Sonoko — absolutely no fan of anything related to the horror genre. She also constantly tries to reunite her father and mother again, though with little success, thanks to the mutual stubbornness of both parents. Ran is typically unaware of her own attractiveness, and usually remains oblivious when men try to flirt with her, often to Sonoko's exasperation, who believes her wait for Shinichi to be hopeless. If made aware, Ran doesn't respond in kind due to her feelings for Shinichi. Even though Ran is in love with Shinichi, she has repeatedly failed to convey her feelings because she suddenly becomes self-conscious.
Ran is very self-sufficient for her age since her father Kogoro is often drunk, slovenly, and fiscally irresponsible. She handles many of the Mouri household's financial affairs and all the cooking and housework. She also ensures Kogoro doesn't slack off on his job, is on his best behavior for client meetings, and she often greets and provides refreshments for potential clients. She also appreciates fine art. Ran is noted by both Shinichi and Shuichi Akai as one who "cries a lot". 
Ran also likes to rush wherever she goes, believing both her name and nature to be like the word "Run" from English. She even said to Shinichi, "My name is Ran! I was born to run!"
Ran is a light-skinned girl of average height with a slender frame but athletic and curvaceous build from Karate. She has big bluish-purple eyes and straight dark brown hair. Her hair is hip-length, tucked behind her ears with short wavy bangs over her forehead. What was originally a wave in her bangs has evolved into a stylized triangular point as the manga has progressed. Ran is very beautiful, as described by many characters throughout the series, many men have become infatuated with her in the series, as noted by Sonoko (much to Sonoko's annoyance). Eisuke Hondou had openly confessed before Conan that he was in love with Ran (though the statement's truth is somewhat doubted). Ran was once even offered a modeling job.
Martial arts Edit
Ran's most notable ability is her great prowess in martial arts; she is a black-belt in karate as well as team captain and ace of her high school team with enough skill to win regional tournaments in her age group. Her skills are also shown comparable to Makoto Kyogoku, a world-class martial artist (and Sonoko's boyfriend), able to effectively attack in perfect sync with him. She is also well-trained in Judo by her father, showing similar proficiency in his signature one-armed shoulder throw. Her deceptive strength and skill have been seen repeatedly, both from her ability to effortlessly smash stone and other very sturdy objects and with noticeable dexterity and agility also take out various and multiple assailants, most with just a single hit. From watching Shinichi play soccer over the years, Ran has also developed similar flexibility and accuracy in her kicks. Despite her prowess, she may not always be able to fight if scared too much. Ran was also unable to fight due to suffering from amnesia in Movie 4: Captured in Her Eyes.
Physical Prowess Edit
Despite her slender frame, Ran has considerable raw strength, as seen from prying open a powerless elevator door, and holding up a much-larger Vermouth when she almost fell to her death in the 'Shinichi Kudo's NY Adventure' arc. She is also shown to be remarkably fast, able to quickly react to and knock away falling pipes and likewise dodge a bullet up-close while on guard. Her strikes have also shown similar speed, able to swat down a bee with a single kick. Conan states that Ran has an unusual amount of stamina.
Ran is quite intelligent. She was able to solve a few cases on her own and has been shown to be a better detective than several characters such as Sonoko on a number of occasions. Shinichi/Conan has even acknowledged that Ran is a skillful detective. Ran also has a very good memory and attention to detail, having used both to contribute to investigations more than once. If Shinichi/Conan had not gone through extreme lengths to fool her, she would have been the first to deduce that Conan and Shinichi are the same person.
Other skills Edit
Ran is also very skilled in running a household, including sewing and cooking. She is musically talented, noted to be a very good singer and she can also play the piano well. She also speaks adequate English. She also has astonishing luck and good instincts when it comes to gambling, lotteries, and any game of chance; she has never been known to lose. Likewise, Ran has shown very alert senses in darkness, able to notice an attacker with a weapon and strike to protect herself. She was also shown to be very fast when needed, such as dodging a bullet in Movie 13: The Raven Chaser.
Plot overview Edit
Doubts about the identity of Conan
In time, Ran comes to suspect that Conan actually is Shinichi, despite what common sense would tell her, but I'm always looking for ways to trick yourself and prove yourself wrong. There are, however, occasions where she appeared to ensure that Shinichi and Conan is one and the same.
Ran the first time doubts Conan is set 7. After seeing how Conan, like Shinichi, can infer someone's career just by touching his hand, Ran become very suspicious and keep an eye on Conan in the whole case. However, Professor Agasa called Ran with voice changing bowtie at the end, Conan frees suspect in a while.
Another time, when Conan and Ran discovered sleeping on the sofa, she took off his glasses and noticed his striking resemblance to Conan as a child. Then she faced Conan about this similarity, powers similar to his reasoning, and even shared his lack of any musical knowledge. However, Jimmy's mother suddenly appears and covers for Conan by explaining that they are distant relatives and that Conan reasoning and deduction skills were taught to him by Shinichi because he admired him.
Although Ran apologized for doubting him, Ran did not lose their doubts, but keep them to yourself for a while. When Conan is critically injured and requiring a blood donation, blood donation Ran her without hesitation, said she and Shinichi shared the same rare blood type. From this action proved Ran suspicions are correct, with the help of Ai Ai, Conan managed to fool Ran by allowing Shinichi appeared in front of her while Conan (Ai Ai disguised) is present.
Suspect In Ran, Conan once forgot his cell phone on the seat and Ran, in the room at the time, remember to send an email to Shinichi to let him know that she will join her father on a case and that his presence would be most welcome as Kogoro can use the help. Shortly after sending the message, the phone began to vibrate Conan. Ran, quite confused by the perfect time, check his phone only to discover a new email (she did not see content). At the time, Conan entered the room and saw his phone in the hands of Ran, ran towards it while shouting and took it back to ask: " What are you looking at?". He quickly understood that Ran's email might have raised doubts about his identity.
After this event, Ran believes that Conan often contacted Shinichi, that will in some way to explaining how he always seems to help with the case. Then, after seeing the Conan give an important clue to the investigation team that does not use your mobile phone (for the same contact Shinichi as she was suspected), she began to believe Conan is actually Shinichi think previous occurrences of both presents at the same time just a trick he used to deceive her.
At the end of the day, Ran can grab Conan's phone. Late at night, after waiting for everyone to go to bed, she tried to pass the phone's PIN code to check if your email is there or not. This, to her, it is indisputable evidence that Conan actually is Shinichi. Finally, after guessing the equivalent number of "Sherlock" is a PIN, she surprised not to see your email there. She immediately tried several times to send the email but do not go up on Conan's phone. That's when Shinichi called her complaining about her countless emails sent. Conan, then knocked on the door and claimed back her phone and said he did not want people to look inside because he received a message from a girl he likes. It then shows Conan actually exchanged his phone hakase (including the same model) and use your phone to call Ran upstairs, while she was experimenting with electricity professor's voice, to create all this alibi. Ran Shinichi then told that now she knows her phone number. And Ran, satisfied with the situation, remove your mind from all the doubts she had about the identity of Conan - at least, consciously.
In "The place of the Embarrassing Charm" case we can see Ran's suspicions are emerging again. This is thanks to Heiji, publicly disclose the combined fingerprint in "Murder, Shinichi Kudo" case. Kazuha gave a possibility, but not to Conan and Heiji, explain how Shinichi's fingerprints on a piece of the chain of the handcuffs. However, for some reason Ran talk directly with Conan, but he pointed out that she is talking to the wrong person. Unconsciously, she thought she was talking to Shinichi.In Chapter 814 manga/anime episode 690-691, Conan and the girls settle a similar case a Yusaku Kudo abandoned 10 years ago. While Conan is explaining the solution, Ran felt convinced that a strong impression that Jimmy is a saying. It unnerves her to the point she stopped Conan, but he said he only read the e-mail of Shinichi.
Plot overview Edit
Doubts about Conan's identity Edit
In time, Ran comes to suspect that Conan is actually Shinichi, despite what her common sense would say, but he always manages to trick her and prove her wrong. There are, however, occasions where she appears to be sure that Shinichi and Conan are one and the same.
The first time Ran suspects Conan is episode 7. After seeing how Conan, like Shinichi, can deduce someone's occupation by just touching the person's hand, Ran becomes very suspicious and keeps an eye on Conan during the whole case. However, Professor Agasa calls Ran with the voice changing bowtie at the end, freeing Conan of suspicion for a while.
Another time, when Ran finds Conan asleep on the sofa, she takes off his glasses and notices the striking resemblance he has to Shinichi as a child. She later confronts Conan about this resemblance, his similar powers of deduction, and even his shared lack of any musical knowledge. However, Shinichi's mother unexpectedly shows up and covers for Conan by explaining that Conan resembles Shinichi because they are distant relatives and that Conan possesses Shinichi's deductive ability because he admires Shinichi and learns from him.
Despite apologizing to Conan for doubting him, Ran does not lose her suspicions but keeps them to herself for a while. When Conan is critically injured and requires a blood donation, Ran donates her blood without hesitation, knowing she and Shinichi share the same rare blood type. Since this act proves Ran's suspicions are correct, with the help of Ai Haibara, Conan manages to fool Ran by allowing Shinichi to appear before her while Conan (Ai Haibara in disguise) is present.
In Ran's Suspicions, Conan once forgets his cell phone on the couch and Ran, in the room at the time, remembers to send an email to Shinichi to let him know that she's going with her father on a case and that his presence would be most welcome as Kogoro could use the help. Right after sending the message, Conan's phone starts vibrating. Ran, quite perplexed by the perfect timing, checks his phone only to discover a new email (she hasn't seen the content yet). At that moment, Conan enters the room, and seeing his phone in Ran's hands, rushes towards it while shouting and grabs it back asking: "Did you look?". He quickly understands that Ran's email may have risen doubts about his identity.
Following this event, Ran first believes that Shinichi often contacts Conan without her knowing, which would in some way explain how he always seems to help out on cases. Later on, after seeing Conan give an important clue to the investigation team without making use of his cell phone (to eventually contact Shinichi like she was suspecting), she starts to believe that Conan is actually Shinichi thinking that past occurrences of both being present at the same time were just a trick he used to fool her.
At the end of the day, Ran is able to retrieve Conan's phone. Late at night, after waiting for everybody to go to bed, she tries to get past the phone's PIN code to check whether her email is there or not. This, to her, would be undeniable proof that Conan is indeed Shinichi. After finally guessing the number equivalent of "Sherlock" to be the PIN code, she's surprised not to see her email there. She instantly tries a few times to resend another email but nothing comes up on Conan's phone. That's when Shinichi calls her complaining about the numerous emails she's been sending. Conan then knocks at the door and claims back his phone saying that he didn't want people looking inside because of messages he received from a girl he likes. It is later showed that Conan actually exchanged his phone with Agasa's (which are both of the same models) and used his phone upstairs to call Ran, while she was experimenting with the Professor's phone, to create this whole alibi. Shinichi then tells Ran that she now knows his phone number. And Ran, pleased with the situation, clears her mind out of all suspicions she had about Conan's identity - at least, consciously.
During "The Whereabouts of the Embarrassing Charm" case we can see that Ran's suspicions are arising again. This is thanks to Heiji, who openly revealed the fingerprint matching during the "Murderer, Shinichi Kudo" case. Kazuha gave a likely (but not to Conan or Heiji) explanation on how Shinichi's fingerprints got onto the handcuff's piece of chain. However, for some reason Ran talked directly to Conan, which he pointed out that she is talking to the wrong person. Unconsciously she thinks she is talking to Shinichi.
In manga chapter 814 / Anime episode 690-691, Conan and the girls solve a case similar to one Yusaku Kudo abandoned 10 years ago. While explaining the solution, Conan talks so convincingly that Ran feels a strong impression that Shinichi is the one speaking. It unnerves her to the point where she stops Conan, but he states that he's only reading Shinichi's e-mail.
Non-Canon Plot overviewEdit
Movie 3: The Last Wizard of the CenturyEdit
In Movie 3 when the two ladies telling their birthdays, it happened to be May 3rd and May 5th. And Conan tells them that his birthday is one day apart from their birthday. Ran is shocked that Conan's birthday is May 4th, having the same birthdate of Shinichi. We can say that Ran's doubt about Conan's identity. But when he realized that Conan can't be Shinichi, it saddens her face thinking about Shinichi. When Scorpion is about to shot Ran, Conan hurriedly pushes Ran to avoid the bullet and run after Scorpion. Ran was stopping Conan but Conan didn't listen. The shock on Ran's face was shown. In Mouri's house, while Ran is healing the bird that fell when Scorpion shot Kid, Conan appeared. Ran's doubt about Conan seems rising again, Ran tells Conan "Thanks for saving me back then.....You're just so cool, Conan-kun.....Like Shinichi... But you weren't him, right? Isn't that right Conan-kun " After Ran said those words, Conan realize that he needs to say the truth. But when he's about to say the truth, Kid appeared as Shinichi.
Relationships analysis Edit
Family & Friends Edit
Shinichi Kudo Edit
- Main article: Shinichi Kudo and Ran Mouri
Shinichi Kudo and Ran Mouri have been friends ever since childhood. As teenagers, their closeness has developed into romantic feelings for each other. Ran recalls that she realized she loved Shinichi during their trip to New York together. However, when Shinichi vanishes and Conan appears, her regard for Shinichi is mostly subsumed by her worry for his well-being. Conan tries to call her using his bowtie to impersonate his usual voice in order to allay her fears, but his long absence with no explanation other than a "tough case to solve" leaves her worried and hurt that even the times he does briefly appear, he vanishes before anything meaningful can be said. Shinichi also loves Ran and hates to see her hurt either emotionally or physically. Even as Conan he is very protective of her. For a long time, Shinichi has said nothing of his feelings so that his absence won't hurt Ran worse than it already does; he also wishes to tell Ran the truth about his identity but chooses her safety above their happiness. Currently, she appears to have consciously accepted that Shinichi is not Conan, although she seems to know his identity subconsciously.
Ran and Shinichi has shared many romantic moments, such as when Shinichi bought Ran a pair of red gloves for Christmas, or when he pretended that as Shinichi, while she was asleep he ate the Valentine's Day chocolate that she had made for him. In London, Ran's distress at Shinichi's seeming coldness to her care for him led Shinichi to confess his feelings for her—an act that left Ran stunned unable to say anything about her own feelings in return. Sonoko speculates that Ran's omission will make Shinichi move on, but Conan is well aware of Ran's feelings already. Shinichi and Ran also appear to share a close empathic link due to their strong feelings for each other, making them almost impossibly aware of when the other is in extreme danger, and often able to sense the other's worried thoughts.
Kogoro Mouri and Eri Kisaki Edit
- Main article: Mouri family
Ran remains close to both Kogoro and Eri even though they have been separated for ten years. Her constant hope is that they finally get together again, and on occasion, she even plays (re-)matchmaker by arranging not-so-accidental meetings between them. However, while possible, any reunion has so far been constantly hampered by their mutual stubbornness as well as the occasional criminal incident taking place in the immediate vicinity.
Kazuha Toyama Edit
Despite having rather different temperaments and personalities, Kazuha and Ran have several things in common, including; proficiency in a martial art, father's connection to police work and detective work, and detective-obsessed childhood love interests. Kazuha was initially cold and rude to Ran, suspecting her of being interested in Heiji. However, thanks to Kazuha's frankness and Ran's accommodating nature, the girls quickly overcame this misunderstanding. They have since become close friends and seem to regard each other as confidantes, since they are in similar romantic situations: Ran and Shinichi cannot confess their feelings for each other, as Shinichi is, aside from telephone calls, physically absent from her life, and Kazuha and Heiji cannot confess their feelings for each other due to their own stubbornness and irascibility. After learning that Shinichi basically confessed his own romantic feelings for Ran, Kazuha strongly encouraged Ran to reveal her own back to him. While Conan/Shinichi and Heiji are on cases together, Ran and Kazuha almost always spend the time together. When Kazuha visits the Mouri's in Tokyo with Heiji, she is shown to share Ran's bed.
Heiji Hattori Edit
Heiji acts brotherly toward Ran, on several occasions, he often called her "sister" (nee-chan in Japanese). Ran respects Heiji as a very skilled detective who reminds her of Shinichi, but whenever Heiji and Kazuha run into an argument, Ran seems to take Kazuha's side. Despite this, they have become very good friends.
Sonoko Suzuki Edit
Sonoko and Ran have been best friends ever since they were children. Sonoko was often there to help Ran whenever she was bullied by other school children, more so than even Shinichi. Sonoko and Ran are often shown walking together after school. Sonoko often invites Ran to join her on trips or events hosted by the Suzuki family (most commonly her uncle's showdowns with Kaitou Kid). They also go out shopping or to karaoke together.
Sonoko once said to a murderer what she thought about friendship: "So what if friendship is unreliable and fragile! That way when you communicate with your heart, you can feel the warmth inside. If it were as hard as some chattering iron plate, you wouldn’t feel the warmth, y’know?"
Meanwhile, even though Ran knows that Sonoko has a lot of money, she always makes sure that money never gets involved in their friendship, not going to ski vacations with Sonoko because she doesn't have the money, when she knows that Sonoko would pay for her to go. This, along with other things, has helped strengthen the bond between both Ran and Sonoko.
Masumi Sera Edit
Masumi and Ran are high school classmates who met each other in the past. During the "Which Sweets Show" murder case, when Ran sees Masumi running away from her from behind, she hears the sound of crashing waves and feels as if a spell is cast on her. After the murder case at the pool in Hotel Hyde Pride was solved, Sonoko says Masumi is a magician, but Masumi denies that. Because the conversation about magicians sparked a memory in Ran's mind, Ran asked her if they met before; unfortunately, Sonoko interrupts them and so the question was never answered.
Detective Boys Edit
Ai Haibara Edit
There are instances where Haibara will caution Conan from actions that involve Ran, though it's assumed this is due merely to the fact that she wants to keep her identity hidden. At one point, she was very cold and distant towards Ran, just like she was to most other people. Ran believed that it was because that Haibara had hated her. However, later that day, after hearing Ran speak about the nature of justice to a criminal, Haibara finally properly introduced herself to Ran and they slowly became friends.
Haibara considers Ran to resemble her older sister, Akemi Miyano, so she takes a special interest in protecting her. These feelings began after Ran jumped through a slew of bullets from Calvados (and later Vermouth), to save Haibara and hold her down to the ground to shield her from the gunfire. Haibara is reminded of Akemi and begins to treat Ran with more personal investment. When at a later point Haibara learns that Korn, Chianti, and the rest of the Black Organization are lurking about, Haibara begs for Ran to stay at Agasa's house, immediately thinking of her own sister's death, and wanting to keep Ran safe.
Black Organization Edit
Ran was a fan of the actress Sharon Vineyard and is currently unaware about Sharon's double-life as Chris Vineyard and Vermouth. Vermouth has a great deal of respect for Ran and protects her from the Organization's activities because Ran unknowingly saved a disguised Vermouth from falling to her death during the Golden Apple case (even though she was about to kill Ran). Vermouth's codename for Ran is "Angel".
Eisuke Hondou Edit
In The Blind Spot in the Karaoke Box, Eisuke expresses romantic interest in Ran. He admits to Conan that he loves Ran and claims that he wants to take Ran to America to live happily ever after there, and to ask for Shinichi's permission. Conan, without hesitating, refuses which confirms his true identity to Eisuke.
Tomoaki Araide and Ran Mouri became friends while Araide was acting as a temporary basketball coach in place of a teacher who broke his leg. During "The Unseen Angle of the Darkness" Conan wrongly came to the conclusion that Ran was attracted to Araide. In truth, she wanted to borrow his sweater in order to knit a similarly patterned one for Shinichi. Some anime-original features play with the idea that Araide is interested in Ran, most notably in the OVA story The Stranger from Ten Years Later where he proposed to her, but this was only a dream of Conan's and can be ignored.
Ran lied to Subaru about Shinichi's fact because she felt something terrible will happen to Shinichi if she doing so. She makes Subaru confuses about Shinichi and "Kinichi" but later in Yusaku Kudo's Cold Case, Ran apologizes to Subaru for lying him and tell the truth. In this episode, Subaru finds out that Conan is Shinichi.
Before Ran walks home after the murder case at the pool in Hotel Hyde Pride is solved, she turns around and sees Masumi talking to Mary. Ran thinks she has seen that child before. Template:Clear
Character popularity Edit
- eBookJapan held a character popularity poll from April 12, 2011, to May 12, 2011, in which readers of Detective Conan (international included) could vote for their favorite character. Ran placed 5th in the poll with 347 votes out of the 5,883 that were cast.
- In honor of the release of the 15th movie, Quarter of Silence, the official Conan movie website held a popularity poll for the top 10 Detective Conan characters. Ran placed 5th out of 10.
- In honor of the release of the 800th manga chapter, Shonen Sunday held a popularity poll/contest containing 91 Detective Conan characters to choose from. Ran placed 6th overall with 612 votes.
Name origin Edit
Ran's Japanese name derives from the Japanese rendering of Maurice Leblanc (from Mourisu Ruburan, according to Aoyama).
|"||Courage is a word of justice. It means that the quality of mind that enables one to face more anxiety with confidence and resolution. It is not entitled to use it as an excuse to kill someone.||"|
- Episode 247, talked with Noboru Shimojo
|"||I do not mind waiting for people. Because the longer you wait, when you met ... You will be happier.||"|
|"||There are things we cannot do no matter the circumstances.||"|
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