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Sherlock Holmes
Deduction is the art of logic. It doesn't matter if you're "right" or "wrong".
Tokyo Game Show 2014 trailer

Sherlock Holmes was a legendary English detective known for his rapid-fire abductive reasoning and deductions. He was the primary detective who assisted Ryūnosuke Naruhodō with criminal investigations, and was himself assisted by a young girl called Iris Watson.[3]

 Detective career Edit

Befriending a Japanese Edit

Main article: Professor Killings

Sherlock Holmes was a detective in London. As part of an exchange program Klimt van Zieks established, a Japanese man Yūjin Mikotoba became friends with the detective. They solved many mysteries and Yūjin took notes all about their adventures together. But when there was a drastic incident, (where Klimt was killed), Yūjin entrusted Holmes to take care of Klimt’s daughter (named Iris) he had just helped to deliver, since Yūjin had to return to Japan. Iris grew up in Holmes' flat thinking Holmes was her father.

A few years later, Iris found a paper regarding the Professor Killings and wrote a story about it. When Holmes read it he was horrified, thinking that if it was published Iris would eventually find out that Klimt was a serial killer. Fearing the worst, he sent Iris’ manuscript to Yūjin Mikotoba in Japan, who put it in his office.

Learning of a conspiracy Edit

Holmes' habit of listening to other people's business lead him to learn about a telegram from England to Japan. It read: K. Asōgi, A. Sasha, T. Gregson, J. Watson and THE ABOVE FOUR. Since he had heard about Dr. John Watson's death in Japan, and given notorious assassin Ann Sasha has vanished half a year ago, Holmes thought these four people were to be killed as part of some sort of conspiracy. With this knowledge, he notified Yūjin, who wrote him letters notifying him that Kazuma Asōgi will be coming to England on the S.S. Alaclaire. Holmes decided to board the ship and stop Asōgi’s study abroad to save him.

Aboard the S.S. Alaclaire Edit

Main article: The Adventure of the Unbreakable Speckled Band

When the Alaclaire passed through Shanghai, Asōgi somehow lost consciousness, which gave Holmes a chance to get him off the ship before it arrived in England. But first, he set to find out who almost killed Asōgi. Holmes first encountered Ryūnosuke Naruhodō after naming him the culprit, also mistaking him for Dmitri Demiglaski. Holmes, along with Naruhodō and Susato Mikotoba, investigated Kazuma Asōgi's supposed death. Twice he performed his famous Joint Reasoning in order to deduce what occurred, but deducted incorrectly. Naruhodō helped him recheck his deductions, just like Yūjin once had. Nikomina Borschevic was discovered to be the culprit after Holmes found her earring in Asōgi's hand. Although Holmes told Naruhodō and Susato that Asōgi had died, in actuality he had survived. Holmes told Mitrov Stroganov and the rest of the crew of sailors aboard the Alaclaire about Asōgi after the ship had stopped. He was also able to help Borschevic receive asylum in the United States. However, Asōgi regained consciousness with no memory of his identity, managing to escape Holmes before he could be dropped off at the Japanese embassy in Hong Kong. The embassy had arranged to send him back to Japan.

Investigation of the Garridebs Edit

Main article: The Adventure of the Clouded Kokoro

Sherlock Holmes met Naruhodō and Susato again during his investigations at the Garridebs' flat, as well as during the reading of Sōseki Natsume's books. Natsume had been accused of stabbing a young schoolgirl named Viridian Green on Briar Road. He initially had incorrect deductions, but Naruhodō, with Joint Reasoning, helped to prove that the Garridebs had an argument on the night of Viridian Green's attack.

Main article: The Memoirs of the Clouded Kokoro

Holmes later continued his investigation of the flats after William Petenshy was poisoned. He made a false deduction that Petenshy died after eating soap- another deduction that caused Natsume to be arrested (for the second time). He, along with Iris, developed a new fluid that determines whether or not tea leaves are fake. If they are real, the tea turns black but is undrinkable. Holmes also developed a fingerprint spray that is used along with special goggles in order to see what people have touched. Barok van Zieks rejected the use of the invention in court the first time it was mentioned. The device is brought up again when Naruhodō insists it could be used to find Selden's hidden treasure. Holmes then appeared in court to collect a sample of Selden's prints from Viridian Green (with Selden’s key in her possession). It was revealed that due to Holmes' presence in Natsume's room (reading books), Petenshy could not have checked the room for the treasure. When Petenshy was unable to check the room while Natsume was arrested for stabbing Green, he took care of Selden in jail. Despite saying would do it in a half hour, Holmes found a hidden compartment in the ceiling of the flat the next day. But to his horror, the treasure turned out to be the encrusted dog collar worn by Balmung, the hunting dog Klimt van Zieks had used to kill his victims. He then told Iris she couldn't write a story about the incident they had just investigated, but did not elaborate as to why. She wrote up a manuscript, but Holmes did not allow its publication. However, he did allow her to publish the story of how Viridian Green was stabbed.

Holmes received Iris' Baskerville story again after Yūjin Mikotoba read a report from Sōseki Natsume describing the treasure, which Yūjin recognized as Balmung’s collar. Susato saw the manuscript in her father's office while she was cleaning before they left Japan. Seeing that Susato had seen the manuscript, Yūjin instructed her not to tell anyone about it, fearing Iris might somehow find out about her father through this information. Holmes gave the manuscript to Hatch Windibank, the pawn shop owner, to lock up in his vault in order to keep it safe from the public.

Attempt on his life Edit

Main article: The Adventure of the Unspeakable Story

Two months later, Sherlock Holmes became depressed when his violin. When Susato reveals that it is actually a viola, he is outraged and goes to Hatch's Pawn Shop. He manages to get his violin back, then he meets Gina Lestrade from Naruhodō's first British trial and is impressed with her stealing the smoke prototype. Suddenly, a man named Egg Benedict comes in demanding the coat Lestrade has. Holmes incorrectly deduces that Benedict plunder the World's Fair funds by digging under the shop, Naruhodō corrects him by revealing that he wants the disc from Cosney Megundal, the defendant from that trial who was killed in a fire shortly after it ended. Tobias Gregson and the Scotland yard suddenly comes and confiscates a disc Benedict wanted.

Later, Holmes decides to invite Lestrade for dinner, she refuses but detective thinks she'll show up. He reveals that has the real disc and gave Gregson a caramel mold, but it doesn't work on their music box. He is very surprised that Susato knows that full title of the "Hound of The Baskervilles". When Lestrade arrives, Holmes plays his violin after dinner. But the pickpocket doesn't believe the manuscript is with Hatch Windibank, so she goes to the pawn shop to check. The detective wakes Naruhodō and Susato up telling them about her disappearance, then they all see some sort of robbery going on at the shop.

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What caused his injury

In an attempt to help stop the robbery in progress, Holmes was shot at by the Tinpillar brothers and is hospitalized. He spends most of Gina Lestrade's trial at St. Entre-Deux Hospital. Juror No. 4 of the trial was the doctor who operated on him, and the real Dmitri Demiglaski helped them figure out that Holmes actually punctured by a broken test tube. Holmes also invented a spray that turns people's blood a different color, it was used during the investigation but the court wouldn't accept it as evidence. Eventually, Holmes arrives from the hospital disguised as a bailiff. He delivered a cat door maker he made, Susato used it to make a little flappy window. Holmes collapsed from exhaustion and was returned to the hospital. Naruhodō soon proved that Egg Benedict, whose real name was Robert Crogley, framed Lestrade and killed Cosney Megundal because he killed his father. Encoded on the discs was the same telegram Holmes heard to Japan. After Susato leaves for Japan to take of her sick father, he was faking to prevent investigation of the Baskervilles, Holmes and Iris says the railroad company is going to sue and that Naruhodō will be on his own.

Investigations at the World Fair Edit

Main article: The Return of the Great Departed Soul

Six months after his hospitalization, the World's Fair began. Sherlock Holmes shows him a newspaper about it, but also about how Barok van Zieks was attacked by thugs with his new masked disciple. He then left to investigate Connette Rozaic's wax museum.

During this time, he also revealed the truth about hiding Asōgi's death from Naruhodō and Susato.

Finding a missing husband Edit

Main article: Twisted Karma and His Last Bow

Soon after, Holmes decided to join the "Red-Headed League" in an attempt to get more money for the rent, Rozaic's was spent all in one place. But after waiting eight hours in line, Maurice de Quilco and Marco di Gicho recognized the great detective. He hired by Anna Mittlemont to find her missing husband, Everyday, he hated cases like that. But he could tell by her clothes and eyes that they have been married for fifteen years and he makes a decent income. Everyday was also chief jailer of Berkly Prison, Holmes reminds Naruhodō and Susato that that was the prison of the Professor. Soon, he tried to get his hair back to normal but his chemicals turned it blue. When Gina Lestrade comes in with horrible news, Holmes deduces that must be really bad because she didn't comment on his hair. The news is the Barok van Zieks killed Tobias Gregson, Holmes couldn't believe the death either.

Reuniting with Yūjin Edit

Main article: The Resolve of Naruhodō Ryūnosuke

Holmes was reunited with his partner, Yūjin Mikotoba, during Tobias Gregson's murder case, and the two investigated the S.S. Barabrook.

Personality Edit

Sherlock Holmes can be quite eccentric, often leading to insanely wrong deductions. He also has the habit of finding out things that aren't his business, that even includes listening to transmissions between England and Japan.


Development Edit

Shu Takumi
For this game, it was already planned that it would be about "correcting the wrong deductions of the great detective." So I'm terribly sorry, but Dai Gyakuten Saiban's Holmes was destined to never say anything correct.
[4]
  • Holmes is based on the character of the same name from Arthur Conan Doyle's crime fiction novels, as well as various parodies of the character. The version of Holmes in the game is one that Shu Takumi had always had in his mind, emphasizing a non-serious angle.[5]
  • Several Holmes designs were proposed, described by art director Kazuya Nuri as depressive Holmes, cute Holmes, adventurous Holmes, dark Holmes, and sleepy Holmes. The final design is a slightly arranged take on the canonical Holmes, used to accentuate the contrast between the Holmes of the books and the "real" Holmes seen in the game. Holmes also possesses a pistol as a contrast to Ryūnosuke Naruhodō's sword.[6]

References Edit

  1. "Twitter / nurikazu_: え~、りゅうのすけ168、あそうぎ174、すさと153、ほーむず183、あいりす120、じーな160cm…となっております。 オマケで…ほそなが178、ばんじーくす192、ボルテックス196cmでございます。あくまで僕のなかでですが。" Twitter. 2015-12-15. Retrieved 2015-12-23.
  2. Court-Records Forums - "DGS at NicoNico Chou Kaigi (Update 3: Gameplay footage)" Accessed on 2015-04-29
  3. Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Official Site Relaunched. September 11, 2014. Court Records Forums. Retrieved on September 14, 2014.
  4. Ash. Takumi Special Interview. Court Records Forums. Retrieved 2015-10-24.
  5. Ash. Re: DGS in September 2015 Dengeki Nintendo. Court Records Forums. Retrieved 2015-08-29.
  6. Ash. Capcom Legends interview with Nuri (art director DGS). Court Records Forums. Retrieved 2015-07-26.
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