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Proof is the twenty-seventh episode of the anime.


Richard Brown meets with Dr. Reichwein. They talk about Karl as the person who found Edmund Fahren's corpse and that Richard might be able to see his daughter again. Reichwein tells Brown to not forget about never drinking alcohol again.

Brown remembers how he shot Stefan Joos, a 17 year old accused of several homicides, when he was a police officer because he drank while on duty and how he was disbanded from the police due to this. The memory of Joos starts chasing him. Brown investigates Karl, wondering if he is Schuwald's real son. Richard meets with his wife who tells him that his daughter does not want to meet him yet. Disappointed, Richard orders a whiskey, but leaves without touching it.

Johan advises Karl telling Schuwald that he is his real son. Karl refuses, arguing that Schuwald might think he is just another boy after his money. Johan insists that there must be something that can prove that Karl is Schuwald's son. Karl tells him that his mother gave him a rabbit's foot that Schuwald intended to give to his son when he was a child, but that he has no intention of telling Schuwald about it. Johan suggests keeping the rabbit's foot so that Karl will not change his mind.

Karl meets with his foster parents. Back home, Karl receives a call from Schuwald who tells him that it is a shame that he decide to quit his reading job and asks Karl to read him something for the last time. Karl reads to the tears and finds out that Schuwald had been behind the door all the time.

Schuwald shows the rabbit's foot to Karl, asking him why he did not tell him that he was his son earlier. Schuwald tell that it was Johan who explained him everything and announces that Johan will be working as his secretary from now on.



  • This is a rare time Johan has acted against his typical MO. Possibly he felt a genuine bond with Karl, since Johan never knew his own father; so he at least wanted to give Karl a chance to have what he never did and learn who his father was as a person and not what others said.
Episodes of Monster
1. Herr Dr. Tenma • 2. Downfall • 3. A Murder • 4. Night of the Execution • 5. The Girl from Heidelberg
6. Disappearance Report • 7. Mansion of Tragedy • 8. The Fugitive • 9. The Girl and the Seasoned Soldier
10. An Erased Past • 11. Kinderheim 511 • 12. Modest Experiment • 13. Petra and Schumann • 14. Left Behind
15. Be My Baby • 16. Wolf's Confession • 17. Reunion • 18. Five Sugars • 19. Monster's Abyss • 20. Journey to Freiham
21. Happy Holidays • 22. Lunge's Trap • 23. Eva's Confession • 24. Of Men and Dining 25. Thursday's Boy
26. The Secret Woods • 27. Proof • 28. Just One Case • 29. Execution • 30. Decision • 31. In Broad Daylight
32. Sanctuary • 33. A Child's View • 34. At the Edge of Darkness • 35. My Nameless Hero • 36. The Monster of Chaos
37. A Nameless Monster • 38. The Demon in My Eyes • 39. The Hell in His Eyes • 40. Grimmer • 41. The Ghost of 511
42. The Adventures of the Magnificent Steiner • 43. Detective Suk • 44. Double Darkness • 45. The Monster's Afterimage
46. Contact • 47. The Door to Nightmares • 48. The Scariest Thing • 49. The Cruelest Thing • 50. The Rose Mansion
51. The Monster's Love Letter • 52. The Lawyer • 53. Determination • 54. The Escape • 55. Room 402
56. The Never-Ending Journey • 57. That Night • 58. I Hate This Job • 59. The Man Who Saw the Devil
60. The Man Who Knew Too Much • 61. The Door to Memories • 62. A Pleasant Dinner Table • 63. Unrelated Murders
64. The Baby's Depression • 65. Johan's Footprints • 66. Welcome Home • 67. I'm Back • 68. Ruhenheim
69. The Peaceful House • 70. The Town Massacre • 71. The Wrath of the Magnificent Steiner • 72. A Nameless Man
73. The Landscape of the End • 74. The Real Monster