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Yukiko Kudo (工藤 有希子, Kudō Yukiko?), a Famous Professional and Retired Japanese Actress, is a supporting character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan.

Background

Yukiko Kudo is a well known retired Japanese Actress who rose to fame after having played the part of Sakamoto Ryoma's Older Sister - Otome in a Historical Drama.

In High School, Yukiko and her childhood friend Eri Kisaki were involved in a "Miss Teitan High School" Pageant where the winner gets determined by the number of their votes. However, due to the carelessness of Kogoro Mouri, he had forgotten to vote thus tying the two contestants. It was later discovered that due to his clumsiness, Kogoro thought that the "Miss" meant "Mistake" and was going to vote for Eri as a result of that misconception, much to Eri's anger later on.

During her acting years, Yukiko went to a Famous Stage Magician - Toichi Kuroba to learn the finer arts of disguise for a role she was preparing to play. There, she met another actress who would become one of her closest friends, Sharon Vineyard. Yukiko and Sharon became closer to each other and the two women continued staying in touch with another until Sharon's supposed death, a funeral which Yukiko took part of. During the funeral, Yukiko's Appearance was overshadowed by a small scandal involving Sharon's "Daughter", Chris Vineyard.

Years later, Yukiko would learn a shocking discovery from her son, Shinichi Kudo, about Chris/Sharon's Secret Life as the Black Organization Member "Vermouth", a revelation which troubles her deeply. She has since confronted her former friend with her knowledge, partially to know for sure, but also to save the life of Ai Haibara, who was being threatened by the Black Organization.

Yukiko had a prospectively prosperous future in the film industry which became a major surprise to the world when, practically out of the blue, she married Yusaku Kudo and retired from acting. She still retains good contacts in the Acting and Film Industry and has since become known as the "Night Baroness", named after the Protagonist of Yusaku's Novel - "Night Baron", after babbling out some clues provided on a Live Television Show which helped solve a Criminal Case.

Appearance

Yukiko Kudo appears to be a fairly tall slender woman yet curvaceous in built with a fair skin tone, blue eyes and a long, wavy light brown hair. Furthermore, she is usually seen wearing fashionable casual clothes wherever she goes.

In addition, Yukiko is shown to be very attractive, beautiful and admired by most men as she and Eri Kisaki were shown to be stunning beauties when they were in High School.

Personality

Despite being an adult, Yukiko Kudo still behaves like a teenager to the point of being bubbly, overconfident and attention-seeking whenever possible. Furthermore, she can be prone to jealousy over Yusaku's occasionally flirtatious behavior and can demonstrate impulsive tendencies.

Yukiko is also very sensitive when it comes to her age. Whenever Conan Edogawa dares to call her "Oba-san" ("Aunt" or "Old Lady"), she sets up such a furious face that Conan must quickly correct himself by calling her "Onee-san" ("Older Sister" or "Young Girl").

However, despite her faults, Yukiko is extremely loyal and deeply cares for her family and friends. In addition, she takes pride in being an excellent actress and a mistress of disguise, being able to fool even her closest friends and family with her acting and disguising skills.

Abilities

Intellectual Abilities

Yukiko Kudo is a shrewd individual who could assess a particular situation and deal with it with her fine logical thinking. Although considered as a perceptive woman, Yukiko's deduction and analyzation skills are slightly inferior when compared to her son and husband's detective abilities.

Physical Abilities

Yukiko Kudo is an an exceptional actress, honored for receiving many prizes and awards during her golden years. She is also an excellent disguise artist, being able to fool even her closest friends and family with her acting and disguising skills. Furthermore, she seems to be able to drive very well without having to take into account the traffic regulations.

Canon Plot Overview

Conan Arc

Yukiko first appearance was disguised as Fumiyo Edogawa, a woman claiming to be Conan's mom. Eventually Yukiko reveal herself to Shinichi. Yukiko and Yusaku both explained when they both return home after their long absence and found that the house was empty and Agasa explained the situation to them. They decide to created a scenario to test his detective skills and want Shinichi to realize the danger of hunting the Black Organization. They also want Shinichi to go with them to America and have Interpol or another professional law enforcement try to find the Black Organization instead. Shinichi refuses because he wants to stay near Ran and look for the Black Organization too. Initially Yukiko tried to convince him but Yusaku agreed to his request and mischievously noted that Shinichi may have anohter reason wanted to stay in Japan.

Yukiko brings Conan back to the Mouri Detective Agency and give Kogoro a bank book with money to care for Conan with. Afterward on a plane Yukiko started to worried and questioned if Shinichi but Yusaku calmed her down and told her that Shinichi will be alright and believes that he will come back to them. People from Foreigner Magazine find Yusaku, who was surprised that they found him. He asks how they found him. The Foreigner Magazine people said that Shinichi told them. Yukiko noted that Shinichi had got him this time with Yusaku being forced worked endlessly

Yukiko secretly returned to Japan after having a quarrel with her husband. She then meets Ran and Conan in front of her house. She successfully covered for Conan who Ran suspected at that time. In the Manga she gives the explanation that Conan is "the nephew of the grandfather of the cousin of the daughter of the brother of my uncle," which produces a long and complicated family tree showing that conan is in fact her son.

Sherry Arc

Vermouth Arc

Kir Arc

Bourbon Arc

Rum Arc

Non-Canon Plot Overview

Movies

OVAs

Trivia

  • Yukiko Kudo's Alias Given Namen "Fumiyo" (文代) comes from the Fictional Character Fumiyo Akechi from Ranpo Edogawa's Private Detective Kogoro Akechi Series.
    • Yukiko Kudo's Maiden Family Name "Fujimine" (藤峰) comes from the Fictional Character Fujiko Mine from the manga and anime franchise Lupin III and Yukiko Nikaido, the Original Voice Actress of Fujiko Mine.
    • Yukiko Kudo's Family Name "Kudo" (工) comes from the Fictional Detective Shunsaku Kudo from the Japanese TV Series Tantei Monogatari.
    • "Kudo" (工) means "Craft" or "Construction" and "Wisteria".
  • Yukiko Kudo's Vehicle is a Silver Jaguar E-Type.
    • In Episode 286, it is revealed that Yukiko Kudo has or had a California Driver's License and her ID is "471108628".
    • Yukiko's ID would seem to be inconsistent with the actual ID Number System used by the State of California in issuing Driver's Licenses, in which only eight digits are used.
  • Gosho Aoyama stated in Super Digest Book 10+ that Yukiko Fujimine and Yusaku Kudo met because Yukiko had been chosen to play the Main Character of a Drama based on one of Yusaku's Books.
  • Yukiko Kudo is right-handed.

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