1

I'm curious as to why in almost every Detective Conan case there are always around three suspects? Even when there are cases with many suspects, Conan always narrows it down to three or four suspects. When there is a case involving a serial killer there are at least three suspects at the end.

Is there any explanation from Aoyama Gosho about this?

  • 3
    Having only 1 suspect would either make Conan look dumb if he's wrong, or take away the suspense if he's right. Having 2 suspects would also take away the suspense, because it's obvious that the most suspicious guy is actually innocent. With 3 or 4 suspects, we have a good balance, and the culprit is no longer as easy to identify. More than 4 suspects would either make Conan look dumb, or it would require considerable effort to make them all believable. – Nolonar Oct 30 '15 at 20:29
  • 1
    @Nolonar That sounds like an answer to me. – Torisuda Nov 14 '15 at 18:53
2

Three is a number that would make the story go more smoothly. If there were only 2 suspects, the evidence would continuously weigh one one another, making the case go for 5 chapters compared to the usual three. If there are four, or more than such, it would be like watching longer replays of the 50 million suspects case, but these are fillers with no specific information that is important to the timeline, so they should not go longer than 3 chapters.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.