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CHARACTER NAME: Saguru Hakuba
CHARACTER SERIES: Detective Conan/Magic Kaito

[OOC]
Backtagging: Backtagging is our religion.
Threadhopping: In most cases sure; if it looks questionable just ask!
Fourthwalling: Yep, allowed.
Offensive subjects (elaborate): HE STUDIES SERIAL KILLERS. ;_; I don't care if your character's offensive, it only bothers me if there's OOC hate being spewed.

[IC]
Hugging this character: Sure!
Kissing this character: Attempts allowed, he's not likely to sit still.
Flirting with this character: Yes, it's hilarious. (No, he probably won't cooperate.)
Fighting with this character: Yes! I have a game seeing how much he can get himself into and still get out unscathed.
Injuring this character (include limits and severity): Yes. His streak has to break sometime.
Killing this character: Yes. THAT streak has to break sometime.
Using telepathy/mind reading abilities on this character: Sure thing! I've got an info post if you're rooting around in his head here.

Warnings: Saguru is obnoxiously detail-observant. Consider this a reverse permission; he WILL pick out random weird details about your character's clothing, body language, accent, speech patterns, the dust on their trousers, etc. and be piecing things together out of it. Let me know if you're not comfortable with this, since what he can figure out is a little ridiculous sometimes. Note that it's all generalities; he'll pick out if someone has military background, but not WHAT military beyond maybe "walks like used to being on the ocean = navy of some sort", he might recognize abuse-survivor behavior and if there's any specific flinches but he won't know that X person did Y specific thing to them when they were Z age, and he might pick out that you're hiding something but he does need clues/information to figure out WHAT. (As an example, he caught Light in an overconfident moment and figured out that Light was acting a lot like some of his cases, but wasn't sure if Light had done anything or just had tendencies, or what the story was, for a good long time; he figured out Light had some leverage that made him feel like he could get away with things, but didn't know WHAT. With another character that was ex-military from a post-apocalyptic hellhole, he picked out military habits in body language, some signs of survivor's guilt, and a mistrust of authority that led to "something went wrong", but didn't know that said character's squad had been set up as targets to test what amounted a weapons program without them knowing.)

The more time he spends and the longer conversations go on/the more he can observe, the more obnoxious he gets with this. If there's something you don't want him figuring out or you want me to know what he's up to/thinking, or you don't want him around your character, let me know!

On that note, also let me know if it's okay to poke you with random weird stupid-sounding questions.

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Inventory
-Deerstalker hat and inverness cape, + his suit
-Waterproof small duffel bag, currently holding all of his belongings besides his clothes
-Antique/heirloom pocketwatch
-St. Christopher's medallion
-Revolver + twelve bullets
-Four smoke grenades (knockout gas, basically)
-Rebreather
-Handcuffs
-Wallet
-Smartphone
-Notebook
-Pen
-Small digital camera
-Rubber gloves
-Several small plastic bags
-Powder for dusting
-Several small liquid vials/capped plastic vials
-Unmarked bottle with one white pill, responsible for Fishtective during Night 021
-Water filter
-Snorkel
-Towel
-Emergency blanket
-Key, skeleton-type, from the Smoke Room
-Heavy grey coat that smells of tobacco; smokes faintly
-Old flintlock pistol, balls and powder
-Old belt with crossed swords on the belt buckle
-Small revolver, sized to fit in a lady's garter belt, handful of bullets
-Small sewing kit from Sewing Room (few needles, thread, small scissors)

Scars and Identifying Marks
Visible when he's dressed normally:
- Gained Night 021: Burn mark on his forehead, from the Phantasms.
- Night 23: Standard House tattoo, left arm.
- Sides of both hands - ragged edged, somewhat indistinct scars; they're obscured by his sleeve cuffs usually and look like part of the flesh was scraped off on metal a few years ago.
- Two small puncture scars on the underside of his chin, easy to miss and about that old

Other scars:
- an oval burn scar right about center on his sternum
- fairly nasty metal-burn scars on his back that're laid out a bit ... regularly. Also a pair of still somewhat smallish puncture scars on his chest just above the smaller burn.
- Faded, jagged gash down his left thigh on the outside
- Jagged gouge on the side of his left elbow, recent
- Thin gunshot-graze line on the right side of his ribcage, relatively recent
- Shallow knife-gash scar on his stomach on the left, older and a bit faded
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Night 019: Arrived, met up with Kaito and Aoko.

Night 021: Had a nice chat with the Phantasms after the house crashed; offered to help and ended up Marked.

Day 025: Gazebo Incident with a locked box! Managed to get it briefly open; was killed by the wraith inside of it. After revival, later in the Day, spent a couple hours fidgeting with it trying to figure out if there was a way to open it without letting it draw blood and therefore ghost-shank him, then thought, realized this maybe wasn't such a good idea, and gave up.
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Saguru's surface mind, at least at first glance, tends to be ...kind of chaotic seeming! Basically he's incredibly detail-minded and has been working since he was pretty young to actually be PAYING ATTENTION to a lot of random background things people normally tune out or gloss over, which is part of the "surface clutter". His typical "train of thought" and logic pattern is pretty much a thought-map/flowchart where he's taking all of the new surface clutter, sorting it, matching it and drawing connections to past information, and building on that map, which means that whatever his attention is focused on, there's a mess of other things connected to it, maybe tangentially, that he's ALSO keeping lines to, along with whatever else might occur to him.

Oh, and he's probably sitting there cataloging details about whoever he's talking to, quietly constructing a mental profile and working out how their mind works, and generally figuring out enough to make a lot of people uncomfortable if he were to say it out loud. He will use and act on this information, but he does know that people tend to get hostile fast if he blurts it out carelessly.

If you're seriously paying attention or trying to poke around, while he does have a great deal of self-control and willpower, he is stone normal and short on ways to seriously stop someone; there's a few things that aren't hard to notice.

*The one addendum? He does seem resistant to attempts to actually influence/alter his mental state! Powers that rely on illusions, nudging, messing with perceptions, etc. will have a harder time working on him.

1) Depending on the situation, this one might not be hard to pick out from just body language, but he's less "fly the raised by wolves" flag if he's not around someone he's treating as at least a potential threat/predator; if someone's just unfamiliar, he's less open about it, although depending on how tense he is the "-ACTUALLY Saguru himself is pretty much a predator, even if a tame one-" vibe contributes a lot to how occasionally quietly unsettling he can be. That thing where he seems to be a little too intent and has just enough vaguely dominant-predator body language and behavior to where, in the DC group arcs, he acts nine kinds of suspicious without even trying?
No, he probably isn't actually up to malice, but yes, he actually IS going predator-mode. It's partially a defense mechanism that he does have some conscious control over, and partly a reflex that's the way he's grown up; he HAS spent most of his time around cops, criminals, and the proverbial city jungle. Even completely at rest there's still that predatory undertone.
The upside is that yes, it IS basically "tame/ethical".

2) However much predatory posturing he might pull, he IS... well, he's ethically pragmatic and morally altruistic. Depending on circumstances, he doesn't always do so well with set codes and laws; he'll respect laws where they're beneficial, sidestep them where they're harmful, and follow the spirit rather than the letter. He will, generally, be a Good Person, although he can be very pointy and vicious if he feels there's a reason. So that "Predator/Creeper" thing that skeeves people out occasionally? It's leashed and focused and he takes his morals INCREDIBLY seriously.

3) HE'S KINDA PARANOID. Less so here since he's isolated from worrying about the Black organization, but even someone where his first impression is "ally/harmless" isn't safe from him continually cataloguing information, and anything that seems out of place or "wait wait that's not right" will get mentally flagged and he will be more cautious until he figures out why or what's up. If someone flags any of his "Might be dangerous" things, he'll be even worse about "must figure out everything I can about them". And yes, he does work via an unholy hybrid of Sherlock-style methods and behavioral analysis. He's also cynical and pragmatic-pessimistic, in the sense that if one prepares for and assumes all of the worst possibilities, they can continue on and be confident they're ready for the worst and can only be pleasantly surprised.

4) As mature as he is, he is a teenage boy, has moments of emotional stupidity/flounder, and while he's got a very good control on his hormones and pretty specific senses of what's attractive to him, he's more frustrated than repressed. ...Also a little confused/some of it's not entirely translating right in his head.

With a bit more poking:
1) He sits on a lot of people's secrets. Most of it he keeps pretty well buried, although some of it may come up if he's actually thinking about someone in that messy thoughtmap.

2) He knows he's on the trail of something massive and dangerous that's taken out entire police precincts, and has some clues that his father might've sold out to them, although it's a suspicion; he's really unsure of his current odds of living past 20.

4) On a more "issues he sits on" level, there is a good bit of resentment of being basically the one solving other people's problems that is, by now, pretty much taken for granted, and being "The Detective" and almost never "Hakuba Saguru, Human Being"; he does appreciate the gratitude he gets and that some of the would-be victims he's saved remember him, other than that, he's pretty much on his own and it does bother him. He doesn't get along with his family really, he doesn't get along with his peers etc. He's too attached to his morals and what he's decided he wants to be, other people be damned, to snap and go the other way, but there are times he's tempted to at least say "screw it" to the parts where he's TRYING to play by the rules and just drop off legal radar and go predator. Doesn't help that some form of that is the only thing he can think of right now that might give him a life expectancy. He COULD, if pushed, be a much bigger and pointier predator in mentality.

Maison App

Jan. 11th, 2013 09:22 pm
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Player's Name: Birdy
Contact info: shirhanblade (AIM), kyanve@gmail.com, kyanve (Plurk)
LJ: [profile] shirhan_blade

Character: Hakuba Saguru
Canon: Detective Conan/Magic Kaito
Version: Manga. As much as the DC changes aren't much
Canon Point: A few months after the Koushien arc
Age: 18
Gender: Male

Between the black squares and the white )
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What's on his shelf, for anyone who gets to see it and is paying attention:

There is a row of books that's pretty much the entire Sherlock Holmes collection, with a couple of Arsene Lupin novels on the end.
"Daybreak" and "Thus Spake Zarathustra" by Nietzche
A couple of fairly advanced and recent psychology textbooks
Very thick history of criminology
Collected works of William Blake (one decent-sized volume)
Riverside Shakespeare (it is a book you could kill with.)
The Iron Flute (collection of Zen koans/parables with commentary)

His journals are on the upper shelf, granted they're mixes of notes and ...coded notes. Comedically enough, the few times his journals do veer into more normal diary-writing, the code gets almost as thick as it does in recent volumes when he's sorting things on the Org.

There's also a lock-box under his bed with a couple more potentially dangerous journal volumes and a few letters, along with newspaper clippings, photos, and casefiles of some of his past cases.

[He ... may pick up more on some of the field trips.]
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[The letter's handwritten, on pages torn out of one of his journals - the envelope's sealed, and completely unlabeled.]

I apologize so much for the length here. )
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Visible when he's dressed normally:
Sides of both hands - edges ragged, nasty but somewhat easy to miss since they often get obscured by his sleeve cuffs, where he skinned off most of the flesh forcing his hands out of restraints when he was 13.
Also two puncture scars on the underside of his chin - they're REALLY freaking easy to miss and as old as the ones on his hands.

Other scars:
That incident when he was 13? There's a few more related to it that're usually hidden under his his shirt - an oval burn scar right about center on his sternum, and some fairly nasty metal-burn scars on his back that're laid out a bit ... regularly. Also a pair of still somewhat smallish puncture scars on his chest just above the smaller burn.
There's a faded gash down his left thigh on the outside; it's a little ragged - it's from a slip while climbing a fire escape.
There's another jagged gouge on the side of his left elbow - caught on a pointed railing when he slipped. That was just last year, and yes, he was doing something stupid.
He has two "close brush" scars - one's a gunshot graze on his right side along the ribcage, the other's a scar from a fairly shallow knife gash on his stomach on the left. The gunshot's a relatively recent scar (two years old), the knife scar's older, and very much faded.
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Generally, normally dressed, he's got a few things stashed in the suit jacket - namely a pair of handcuffs, a set of lockpicks, and the revolver in a hidden holster, besides his pocketwatch and a notebook.

The Inverness coat has several larger hidden pockets, so he gets away with a lot more ...

And at any given time, will PROBABLY have two or three of the knockout gas grenades and a small gas-mask/breathing device stashed in some of those hidden pockets.
stalking_horse: (Remember ╫ The last laugh is on you)
Because it's impossible to play him without some.

**** - Stuff after something like that is something that made news, which others from his world might know about. There might end up being a handful of these for higher-profile cases as I get Saguru rambling about them. This would be something that's canon and known.

somethingsomethingsomethingsomething dear god this is incomplete. )
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OOC Information:

Name/Alias: Birdy

Age: 28

E-Mail//MSN//AIM: kyanve@gmail.com, shirhanblade (AIM)

Personal LJ: [livejournal.com profile] shirhan_blade


IC Information:

Character Name: Hakuba Saguru

Character Journal: [livejournal.com profile] stalker_horse, switched to [livejournal.com profile] im_in_ur_exit

Canon: Detective Conan/Magic Kaito

Point in Canon: Current. Or at least, both of his DC canon appearances and Movie 10 have happened, and events in canon that may've been news-visible he might have vague knowledge of. (Maybe not a lot of the random cases, but you know, things like an unknown Blackhawk shooting at Tokyo Tower tend to make the news.)

Age: 17

Birthday: August 29

Appearance: At about 5'10”, he's tall enough to be noticeable, and fairly solidly built; he's in vaguely athletic shape, and apparently hit his growth spurt early. He has loose, short honey-blonde hair on the slightly dark side, and amber-brown eyes. He's half Japanese, half British, but mostly favors the British side of his heritage, with relatively little in his appearance to tip someone off. He certainly has the usual Virgo OCD, and keeps himself up well, although he tends to stick out slightly; outside of a school uniform, he dresses at least semiformally most of the time...
And when he's not dressing semiformally, he's dressing for the wrong century – down to pulling things like showing up at heists, joining the police, in a deerstalker hat and inverness coat, decked out like he belonged in turn of the century Europe.
Worth noting – he speaks English, Japanese, and French, and ALWAYS has some kind of an odd accent; his English is London-area with a barely noticeable Japanese accent, his Japanese has a British accent, and his French is Parisian with bits of British and Japanese accents.

walls of text go here! )

stalking_horse: (Hear ╫ That tragic chorus now)
[Oh damnit damnit damnit damnit.]

[He's getting BETTER at dealing with the jungle, but it doesn't mean he's nearly as good at it as the person he's trying to find - ]

[Because let's face it, the idea of leaving a distinctly not in his right normal mind Conan alone wandering around in the jungle, with everything that's out to get one or both of them at this point, does not seem like something Saguru just wants to leave go.]

[He's doing the best at tracking that he can - Conan's footprints are, at least, easily identifiable when they can be found - but he hasn't had near enough time to get THAT good at it out here, and frankly, is once again missing Watson and the "follow" trick he'd taught her; being able to just look for where the bird was following/kiting to tell where Conan was would be SO much easier.]

[He's also periodically checking his pocketwatch and trying not to think about how much could happen in the time that's passed since he last saw Conan. :| ]

[And quite possibly is starting to hit areas of the jungle he's actually never seen before!]

[Why does the universe hate him.]
stalking_horse: (I ╫ Won't abandon my foolish notion)
[Hakuba's routine for the next few days is probably going to be this almost redouble of his efforts to help around the inn and ... well, be interested in talk of exploration and investigation, but perfectly enjoying the chance for a break from home. And sitting very peacefully with tea, probably abusing that tin of maccha he found since he won't touch the bag tea.]

[And paying attention.]

[He can't exactly stalk Conan, it'd raise other people's suspicions, and if Conan knows that him being too helpful is him looking for clues, then he's going to probably not get many chances to watch Conan now.]

[This means he's left with what he's learned since he arrived, and Conan's previous behavior.]

[So there'll be this nice quiet expanding mental map of what he knows about Conan and can infer from that.]

[Conan is involved.
-> The amount that Conan could contribute to the conversation about what's going on
-> The way he backpedaled to hide mention of something that set him off; he would know Beatrice wasn't from his world, so it wasn't anything related to Beatrice, which meant something relating to their world
-> Knowledge that one of Toichi's apprentices was "skeevy"
-> Behavior.
--> He's far too paranoid to not be used to looking over his shoulder for someone aiming at him.
--> Aiming a weapon at Kid during the Sunset Manor - he has reflexes for such things.

Conan is very mature for an eight year old.
-> When given a serious conversation, he only sounds like most children when he's thinking about hiding something; the more distracted from hiding things or direct he's being, the less he talks and behaves like an eight year old.
-> His mood and behavior shifts are very obviously premeditated and controlled, and yet, he's gotten very good at pulling it off.
--> Natural actor to some degree.
--> Small children don't pull off transitions that smoothly.
-> The more agitated he is and the more he's "consciously trying to act normal", the worse he is at acting normal.
-> Least suspicious as such around Hattori.
--> Hattori is in on it, and it's likely a practiced foil relationship; Hattori draws attention and will cover for the things that, if Conan were to do/say them, it would be showing more of the odd behavior than normal. The flail at the Koushien when Hattori seemed to be accusing the butler still demonstrates that it's not a premeditated "Conan is feeding Heiji", just a practiced act that they're both good at playing off.
---> Hattori knows who he really is.

Conan also comes up with some very impressive long term plans.
-> The Sunset Manor plot. "The culprit would probably talk to a little kid because nobody thinks about kids :D And they won't reveal themselves until they think everyone is dead"
-> Concocting a test that involves using himself for bait.

Conan has some odd moments of putting things together for an eight year old.
-> Note that, while Saguru was sharp enough to be useful as an eight year old, he didn't really put things together a lot of the time so much as notice details and point them out, and occasionally put together theories for parts of it; some cases he may've solved, but there were a good number of things that he didn't actually understand enough to work the information into stringing things together yet.

Conan takes casework very seriously.

Conan also seems to find it an irritant if someone seems like they may not be taking it seriously.
-> Decent number of irritated looks shot at Hakuba whenever there were half-jokes made during a case, or moments of acting too much like he was enjoying the challenge/treating it as a game.
--> Entirely likely that part of his "cat with fur rubbed wrong" at Self is reading the "enjoys conflict" attitude as "not taking it seriously".
---> He does not, likely, think that Self is taking ANYTHING about the cases seriously enough.
----> This is another odd trait for a small child involved with these things, and under most circumstances taking it that seriously that young would be a fast way to stress-based neuroses.
-----> Not that he doesn't seem to have a few simmering under the surface, But Don't We All.

He's willing to put himself in danger without pause, but would throw himself between danger and others.
-> He's mentioned being willing to do anything and get in the way of anything for Ran.
--> He's also given Saguru some VERY impressive glares whenever Saguru was either acting a little odd, or too polite, to Ran.
---> Hell, besides the incident with Beatrice, he got some very special expressions whenever Saguru seemed to be too friendly/polite/"dear god the chivalry complex" with anyone attractive female.

Conan's obv. been around crime scenes and the like enough to have the kind of "Oh, I know how this goes!" that comes from being around them a LOT.
-> Whatever background he has before he went into hiding, he spent a lot of time around crime scenes.

The "aura of intimidation" schtick - which he did a little bit of in the Sunset Manor, and a very impressive version of out in the woods. Perfectly capable of playing dominant.
-> The "not taking being called a mascot" comment. Pride!
-> He probably didn't have much reason to be afraid of anything before he went into hiding, or there'd be more twitch-reflexes towards being less confrontational and dominant/aggressive.
--> The dominant-aggressive behavior is INCREDIBLY bizarre for a child. He certainly DIDN'T come from an abusive or uncertain/dangerous environment, and even at that, even the most assertive child has some kind of reflexive grasp of being lower on the pecking order; children do not just take dominant-posture that smoothly.
---> He's USED to being taken seriously. It comes naturally to him.
----> He's used to having some sense of ability to speak with authority with regards to this situation - even if not an actual office, that he would be listened to and in a position to be comfortable forbidding/allowing who is involved and how.

(Theory - Conan is someone that grew up around criminal investigations. Apparently somewhere that ended up crossing paths with them -> would almost have to be parents/legal guardians involved; police, special agents? Even with Hakuba's parents, effort was made to keep him out of dangerous cases; for official business, a child's presence would be hard to take for granted around something like organized crime cases, particularly since organized crime organizations are known for using families against. Would mean whoever raised him around this wasn't official, since their involvement would mean him not being allowed as close.
---> he's never shown signs of any kind of mourning behavior, and the dominant/aggressive confidence thing hasn't been shaken too badly yet; he hasn't had anyone important to him die, although he's aware of, and afraid of, the possibility.
----> If he is a child that grew up around investigations, his parents/guardians were involved but not with official circles, yet had to be around official circles for him to learn police procedure; and somehow must've handwaved having a small child where a small child would be a target. Also, he is in hiding without any sign of said nebulous parents/guardians, yet doesn't seem to show any cracks in his confidence that would come with having them killed; even with Kid's attitude, Kid is still more cautious and more dodgy-paranoid than confrontational-paranoid. This would mean said parents/guardians would have to have gone into hiding themselves, yet didn't take the kid with them for some reason; he's not as driven as Kid has been, so he's not trying to SAVE anyone, so they weren't caught, just hiding.
-> And have to be hiding somewhere they ... can't take the small child? And yet are complete unknowns, which means their hiding place is very effective.
--> He's aware that it's generally not a morally sound idea to use a small child as bait, yet he's the one with the most visible hiding place, and if his guardians/parents are alive, they would have to be more vaguely apathetic and distant than Saguru's to not realize that he's going to be dodging their enemies while he's in hiding as Conan.
---> Conan being put into hiding where he'll be investigating crimes is practically BEGGING for him to be noticed by them, which would mean they're using him as bait?
----> He'd been trying to impress NOT being able to turn to authorities. His situation would mean that's an issue for him. ... Which would mean his parents/guardians would NOT be connected to, or involved with, the Organization, or they'd already be involved, and being alive would mean they'd have to be competent enough to be potentially useful allies; he's too comfortable with the Side of the Law and too instinctively defensive of it to have been raised by members of the Organization or defectors.
---------------------------> Any theory where each explanation raises its own vetos that have to be accounted for every step of the way without any evidence for said vetos or steps is FAR too built on baseless theory and conjecture to be sound. Attempting to explain him as a small child that's stumbled into the Organization deflates; he would have to be an orphan, yet an orphan with no actual guardians, but still having resources to arrange SOME sense of where he needed to be and have SOME kind of contacts or reason for him to be staying with the Mouris. The only actual older contacts that can be inferred would be Hattori and Kudo; he's too well-adjusted to be COMPLETELY raised-by-himself-nobody-around, which means it should be "Kudo and his nebulous guardian-whatever", which becomes another too-messy-to-take-seriously-without-more-evidence theory.

---> Dominant/aggressive behavior as a response to challenges when there's an opening to enforce it, smoothly pulling off deceptions and controlled shifts in apparent mood and behavior, not only taking the casework seriously but irritation if someone else isn't, and he's used to being taken seriously.
----> Moreover, he's used to the above under normal circumstances - it isn't something that only comes up with specific people.
-----> Children do not get taken seriously.
------> All attempts at a reasonable theory that involves him actually being an eight year old get horribly snarled logistically.
-------> If Conan is not an eight year old, but someone older that is somehow reverted to childhood, it would neatly account for his behavioral oddities, dominant tendencies, well-developed sense of personal pride, maturity level, and failure at consciously acting like a kid, as well as why it's acceptable for him to be on the firing line with those that are aware of things, particularly since his involvement with a DETECTIVE AGENCY would mean he's practically ASKING to run into them, and even possibly going to be on the proverbial front lines, and his sense of assumed authority in the matter.

-> Conan is probably not an eight year old.
--> How then?
Supernatural means? ---> Even with involvement with Beatrice, he does not seem to take kindly to supernatural explanations for events. If whatever had caused it was supernatural, it would be an idea he would be very used to.
-> Of all the things he's hiding, if he is not an eight year old, the illusion of being one is one that seems to get the most work put into it and be treated as the most inviolate.
--> Whatever happened may be related to the case; if not-being-a-child is discovered, it would apparently be "RF,ED", which means that would be enough to blow his cover of hiding as Conan; therefore somehow it's connected to the case enough that the other side would have some kind of tools to make the necessary leap.
---> The other side is working on immortality and cheating death.
----> If anyone would have a plausible, non supernatural means to reverse aging, it'd be them.
-----> They can't have the puzzle pieces to put the equation together that he MIGHT be a child or being as visible as he is would be too dangerous; for one reason or another, whatever he ran into of theirs, they don't know it causes that kind of regression.
------> Insufficient data; it's some kind of scientific something one of them had been working on that he ran across.

-> Who is he then?
--> Familiar with Shinichi and the Mouris.
--> Familiar with police procedure and investigative work, and quite good at it.
--> See all of the above shifted to an older age group.
--> Dodgy looks whenever I was near Ran.
--> Heiji knows who he is.
--> Heiji knows where Kudo is.
--> Mention that Kudo hadn't actually been invited used as a private joke.
--> Coughgrumble at Kudo having been used to lure me out.
--> Theoretically possible that he is someone unknown to me that ran afoul of them where Kudo is arranging an escape, while Kudo is in hiding with his parents, if Yusaku knows something.
--> ...If he is not eight years old, then there's probably a good bit more that he's figured out or knows that he's hiding and/or attributing to other sources to avoid being too suspicious.
--> ........ It would be almost too painfully convenient an explanation if Conan = Kudo, would explain how protective he is of Ran and touchy about me approaching her, why he and Heiji will jibe back and forth about Kudo in his absence, why a large amount of what he knows is attributed to "Shinichi-niisan", and why Shinichi is capable of disappearing off the face of the Earth; also the insistence on NOT approaching parents or other authorities would be a slight oddity or have to be treating me as a special case if Shinichi is resorting to his own family, which would be the only other logical explanation for Shinichi's ability to totally vanish that suddenly. The similarities in implied background would also lend to this theory.
--> He's also a native speaker of Japanese; narrows the field a little on where he's been living.
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(Watson's first appearance is coincidentally timed to right when he confirms he's the police chief's son ... Distraction Hawk is a Distraction!)

(Hakuba's the first person moving when Okami dies.)

(Can play stupid perfectly well when he wants to - that is SO not Kid's style at ALL, actually kinda grating against it, but he was going right along with "Well, if it's Kid....".)

(I don't think Conan ever really liked Hakuba much, from the looks he shoots Hakuba after the comments on the plan, etc., and the looks he shoots Hakuba whenever he seems too - ..."pointyhappy"? - about having a puzzle to chase, even if it's a dangerous puzzle. I think Hakuba's normal reaction to "challenge, dangerous or not" grated on him or something?)

1) Conan has this funny thing in Sunset Manor with glaring at Saguru whenever he's talking to/near Ran. Come to think of it, the ruffled irritation whenever Hakuba seemed to be doing the pointygrin bit would be another - "Do I seem that suspicious?"

2) After Okami dies, when Conan points out it has to be one of them - not only going "I take charge" on a roomful of adults, but doing so with a pretty coherent idea of abstract details, and not the "little kid catching things" kind of "bright but still a bit derpy" thing either. Add Up To Fish Moment!

3) Conan's discussion with Senma in the end - with them gathering and listening - and that Conan came up with the plan ... Another bit of a "small child being weirdly dominant and overly long-range plotting".

4) Saguru's line of sight when Senma points out him and Conan to Kid. Also, he knows the watch is a weapon, after seeing Conan with the sight up and aiming. :|


- Conan added up to fish a little. Not quite enough to ditch the lampshade, but there were a few nice small details that were basically fridge logic bombs waiting to go off.

(There's also that slightly confrontational and irritable "Very used to -always- being the outsider/one that doesn't fit" with his reaction to Heiji's spazz-fit about him not being the Detective of the East ... the whole slightly poisonous "Just think of me as a guest from abroad" and the reaction to Heiji's dig about him not wearing a proper uniform. Def. not happy with the "You don't belong here" vibe.)

(Oh good god Hakuba's chivalry thing. Fight like cats and dogs with the guys competing! ...Be almost too polite to the girl, even while she's a suspect.)

1) ...CONAN SO ADDED UP TO SOMETHING HAKUBA'S THE ONE THAT VOLUNTEERED HIM TO STAND IN FOR SHINICHI. Or at the very least was partly having a fit of smarm at how little credit he'd gotten at Conan's age in a backhanded way.

2) And yet, for most of the Koushien, Conan does pretty good at not attracting attention and being plausibly a kid - he's gotten pretty good at using Hattori as a foil.

3) ...The looks and cough moment when they were talking about Shinichi not being a suspect and using his name to bait Hakuba out. Heiji looked straight at Conan when he was making comments about Kudo.

Though honestly, the Koushien is probably what helped the lampshade. :|
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[Likely after some time sidetracked helping Belldandy clean, and probably by the time it's pretty late, Saguru will be finding Kaito - hopefully not far from one room or the other that'd be private...]
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Generally, MUN is fine with damn near anything, including things he will flail and protest at.

-Age: 17
-Height: ~5'10"
-Usual appearance? Blonde, slightly loose hair; usually slightly formally dressed as much as he can manage, although this will proooobably deteriorate over time on the Island.
-Threadhopping with this character - yes, no, or what?: Sure!
-Hugging this character?: Sure. Possible confusion might ensue.
-Giving this character a kiss?: MUN says go ahead - although he might not sit still, depending.
-Punching this character (provided they are given an opportunity to fight back): Somehow I will be suprised if he's here for too long and nobody ever takes a swing at him.
-Is there anything YOU DO NOT WANT MENTIONED near this character?: ...Nothing I can think of? You might want to watch mentioning Holmes or the Kaitou Kid around him, it'll take a while to get rid of him.
-Is there anything you need us to KNOW about interacting with this character? Special physical features, fighting abilities, STUFF: He is a perfectly mundane human! 8D He's likely dabbled a bit in fencing and some martial arts, but it's a little hard to get very skilled/trained when you're moving constantly. He seems to have a freakish resistance to passive/subconscious magic/mind-affecting tricks.
-ANYTHING ELSE PLEASE MENTION HERE: SAGURU IS ANNOYINGLY OBSERVANT and habitually detail-minded. He WILL pay attention to stupid things like body language, behavioral ticks, carriage, habitual behaviors that might point towards one thing or another, stains on clothes, calluses/scars, and generally be a pain in the ass about figuring out more than anyone wants him to know.
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