Haibara Ai
Age: First Grader
Location:Professor Agasa's House

Haibara Ai first appears as a transfer student in Conan's class. Like Conan, she is drawn into the Detective Boys group by Ayumi. She eventually reveals to Conan that she was the member of the crime syndicate who created APTX 4869, the mysterious medicine that Shinichi was forced to drink. It turns out that her sister was killed by the Syndicate (story arc 5), causing Haibara to betray the organization. Meaning to kill herself before the Syndicate could, she took her own creation, and like Shinichi, found she shrank. She sought Shinichi since he was the only victim of APTX 4869 who wasn't confirmed dead, instead being taken in by Professor Agasa and given her new identity.
Haibara is considered cold by her classmates and even Ayumi feels intimidated trying to be friendly to her. Haibara tells Conan that she's actually an old lady, but her true form seems to be in her late teens or early twenties. Haibara lives in constant fear of being caught by the Syndicate, not unwarrantedly since Gin is particularly interested in killing her personally. Despite her cold exterior, Haibara would rather sacrifice herself than see any of her friends hurt.

Story ArcsVolumes
Featured in:51-52, 55, 58, 60, 64, 66, 68, 71, 72, 76, 78, 82-83, 87,?90, 94, 97, 100, 104, 106-107, 110, 111, 115, 117, 119,121-12318-41
Appears in:Some
Mentioned in:Some

Haibara is also known as:

シェリー (Sherry). This was her codename as a member of the crime syndicate.

宮野志保 (Miyano Shiho). This is Haibara's real name.

1. Professor Agasa explains that he chose the name "Haibara" as a play on Cordelia Gray ("hai" meaning ash/grey colored). He got the name "Ai" from V. I. Warshawski. "Ai" can be written as either "love" or "sorrow" and Haibara insisted that "sorrow" be the kanji for her name.

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