Out of Character Information
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Name: Akio Hideyoshi / Gin
Series: Detective Conan (AU)
Canon-Point: After the Bell Tree Express case.
History: Akio grew up with his family in the outskirts of Tokyo's districts, in a well to-do area. His mother the owner of a florists' shop and his father a calligrapher, it is likely he would have chosen a similar career, but it was not meant to be. In his last year of high school, his closest friend, one Sora Takeshi, was killed in the crossfire between two rival criminal syndicates. From then on, he dedicated himself to the task of getting justice - or vengeance, it's hard to tell with foxes - for his friend's death.
Not long after this, the organisation that had ended up winning the turf war began to take notice of him. They approached him after a time and gave him a choice - either join them, or go the same way his friend had. Thinking that this might get him further than staying within the law, he chose to join them, in effect becoming an undercover agent with no affiliation other than his own agenda. Since he made that decision, he has not seen or heard from his family, in order to protect them.
As an Organisation member he quickly rose up through the ranks due to his natural predatory instincts and abilities, not to mention what appeared to them to be unwavering loyalty. However, the organisation's aims when revealed to him caused horror, as he can't see why or how humans could want immotality, and does not like the implications of what they would do if this particular organisation achieved it.
All of this means, of couse, that he is constantly working counter to the BO's plans in very subtle ways. Purposefully missing potentially vital clues when he should be trying to catch the ones who are constantly botching up their missions, such as 'Conan'... who he is aware is also a kitsune, albeit one unaware of his heritage. Likewise, the Kaito Kid is also one, and Vermouth a Nekomata, or cat.
Because of this, he has been aware that Conan is Shinichi for a very long time - possibly even since the Bullet Train case, due to his enhanced sense of smell. He approached the shrunken detective some time shortly after the Red vs Black arc's resolution, an act that caused Conan no small amount of stress! Thankfully for him, Akio had come under his own initiative and as himself, not Gin. This was partly because of Conan's state as a young kitsune. Needless to say, his calling Conan 'Kit' most of the time does not help the boy's confusion!
Very little of actual canon is changed, apart from the end of Quarter of Heaven, when Akio had arrived at the same lodge during the case. Subsequently, when Conan went missing in the snow, he was actually the one to find him - in fox form. As a kitsune whose powers are plant based, however, what happened next is rather predictable. Although his colouring is white, he's an albino of sorts, not an arctic fox... and he caught a cold. He ended up heading back to Tokyo in the same coach as Conan and the others - not something Conan himself was best pleased with, since he still does not like or trust the man - and neither does Haibara.
Personality: As Gin and on duty so to speak, he is cold, efficient, and ruthless. As Akio, when he isn't being watched, he is very different. At these times he is comparatively very easygoing and friendly, making quite the clash of opposites to those aware of the two sides. The side that will be seen the most in the game will be the 'off-duty' side, as he sees no reason to hide with no way for anyone to report back to the boss.
He has a bit of a prankster's nature, enjoying being able to play jokes on others. He also likes cooking as well as his gardening. He does not enjoy being cold or in the presence of uncontrolled fire, and nor does he enjoy having to do the things he has to do that are expected of him by the Black Organisation - yet he does them all the same, regardless, hardening his heart to the moment for sake of the long game.
In canon, Gin has been been shown to intuitively not trust the easy path, if it seems like it might be flawed in some way. It is for this reason that he has not yet taken out the boss, even though he has contact; it would be easy, but there would still be agents in place who would continue to carry out their assignments, potentially to desastrous results.
His feelings for Haibara Ai/Miyano Shiho are also honest, although he has generally hidden this in order that it would not be used against either of them. He recently made contact with her as himself for the first time in the aftermath of saving Conan from the avalanche in Quarter of Silence, but she only took it well in that she has not so far taken action on this; she trusts neither his motivations nor his honesty. He accepts this, understanding her point of view, but is also saddened at the same time, and is willing to wait.
Overall, he can be very patient, waiting years for any chosen goal. Although in his mid-thirties, he could be considered young by the standards of kitsune, who can live for hundreds of years.
Powers: He's a kitsune! So normally he's be ably to switch between human and fox at will - here, only the ears and tail remain. He is demoted to furry. The ears give him slightly advanced hearing and he has a naturally better sense of smell as well, but nothing too strange.
As Gin he has a high intellect, and is also highly profficient with guns, notably the handgun and the sniper's rifle. As an Organisation member his fighting style is clean and efficient, however it's likely that as 'Akio', it tends toward something a little wilder, hinting toward his kitsune heritage.
Starter Pokemon: Vulpix
[The video comes on and it shows a white-haired man dressed all in black, faced by a Vulpix. He's sat cross-legged on the ground, obviously confused at the entire situation. After a few moments, he takes off his hat with a sigh.]
I don't suppose you can say anything I could understand, can you?
[The Vulpix whines a little and shakes its head.]
No... I thought not. Ha. At least one of us can understand the other.
[The Vulpix nods and seems to smile, padding up to its new trainer, an act that surprises him at first but he quickly relaxes into. Then-
He notices something. A little light.]
[Oh, that was just great... Everyone was going to think he was mental, now. With a scowl he turned the thing off.]
Akio had only just got here, and he already liked it. He was outdoors, and far away from the organisation and anyone who he needed to keep in the dark. On the other hand, his lack of presence could have unknown consequences... but that was neither here nor there, and would have to be dealt with when he could do anything about it.
The fox - Vulpix - that had been following him since his arrival here looked up at him as he stuffed the hat and the coat into the bag he'd been given. It was typical that he'd been brought here during a mission, but at least he'd be able to use them if the weather got cold.
"Now, what should I call you, then? I can't call you little kit; someone back home already claims that from me," even if the Kit himself didn't appreciate the sentiment.
He leaned down and ruffled the kit's head-fur with a smile. Belatedly, he realised that there was a familiar weight behind him, and the kit started to laugh.
"Rascal," he said, but his smile didn't falter. The last person to just laugh at his ears or tail - the latter in this case - had been... so very long ago.
The kit looked up, and he'd decided.