|This article contains information about Ace Attorney media that has been|
recently released and thus likely contains spoilers!
|manual of style when adding information.
Readers of this page should be aware that this article likely contains MAJOR SPOILERS concerning the media in question.
You have been warned!
|We need more pieces to finish this puzzle.|
|This article is under construction. While it is not short, it still needs expansion as outlined in the manual of style. The article most likely needs expansion near the end of the tagged section or sections.|
Note: The editor who added this tag has specified the following areas of improvement: Needs a more detailed description of the gameplay mechanics.
Dance of Deduction, or Logic and Reasoning Spectacular, is a gameplay element found in investigation chapters of The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures and The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve in which Herlock Sholmes and Ryunosuke Naruhodo (or Yujin Mikotoba in The Resolve of Ryunosuke Naruhodo) both use abductive reasoning to come to a conclusion based on logical observations made of their environment and other characters. The process begins with Sholmes making logical inferences to come to a conclusion; however, such conclusions are often bizarrely incorrect (such as the gravity reversing in a room) due to being drawn from logical, yet incorrect, abduction. After Sholmes's initial reasoning, it is up to the protagonist to steer Sholmes towards the actual truth by putting his line of logic on the right track.
Cases with Dance of Deduction
|Episode||Subject(s)||Topic 1||Conclusion 1||First set of relevant locations/evidence||Review Conclusion 1||Topic 2||Conclusion 2||Second set of relevant locations/evidence||Review Conclusion 2|
|The Adventure of the Unbreakable Speckled Band||Nikolina Pavlova* (originally disguised as Grimesby Roylott)||Old Man's Identity||A revolutionary on the run||Golden locks and Article About Ballerina||A ballerina on the run||Wrongdoing||Kidnapping of a young ballerina||Tiara and Rules of Passage||Possession of a prohibited animal|
|Nikolina Pavlova & Bif Strogenov||Intruder's Identity||A beloved speckled snake||Claw scratch, little kitten (after examining photograph frame), and cat's toy (after examining "snake's sloughed skin")||A beloved kitten||How Mr. Asogi Died||Death by a venomous snake's bite||Post-Mortem Report, Mark on Floor, wastepaper basket (after examining), and Pavlova & Darka Photograph||Death by tripping over a cat* (Never died, and really pushed by Pavlova)|
|Nikolina Pavlova & Bif Strogenov||Ink stain, Crime Scene Photograph, fist, right ear or left ear, and wardrobe|
|The Adventure of the Clouded Kokoro||John & Joan Garrideb||Nature of the Beast||A rampaging Asiatic lion||Newlywed bride (after examining photograph frame) and wedding ring||The raging wife of Mr. Garrideb||Aftermath||Carpet gnawed on by the starving lion||Slapped cheek, love note (after examining bookmark), and candlestick||Carpet scorched by a small fire|
|The Adventure of the Unspeakable Story||Ashley Graydon* (As Eggert Benedict and then A.G.)||Mystery Man's Aim||To tunnel underneath the pawnbrokery||Info about Miss Lestrade (after examining scribbled writing), initialling, and split seam||To abscond with a redeemed item||Great Crime||To steal the Great Exhibition's reserve funds||Notelet and Music Box Disk (after examining note on B-side)||To acquire an item deposited by Mr. McGilded|
|The Memoirs of the Clouded Kokoro||Soseki Natsume & William Shamspeare* (unconscious from strychnine poisoning)||Cause of Death||Poisoning from soap ingestion||Other piece of soap and teacup||Poison in the tea* (was actually gas from a broken gas pipe)||Suicide or Murder?||No possible perpetrator present||Other teacup and pile of familiar books (after examining pile of books)||Soseki Natsume at the scene|
|The Return of the Great Departed Soul||Esmeralda Tusspells||Waxwork's Fate||Sold for cash||Ransom note (after examining note on the wall) and waxwork hand (after examining hand of Madame)||Kidnapped!||Waxwork Location||Discovered already||Shoulder stub and twitch||Still a mystery|
|Susato Mikotoba & Enoch Drebber's room||Flipped Furniture||Because gravity was reversed||Upright vase and safe combination||To find the safe combination||Missing Engineer||Escaped via the skylight||Shoe, Crossbow, and large safe||Inside the safe|
|Twisted Karma and His Last Bow||Iris Wilson & Yujin Mikotoba* (covered up & unconscious from a blow to the face)||Man's Identity||The King of Germany||Gramophone and Kazuma Asogi profile||Yujin Mikotoba||Girl's Silence||To hide the coffee cup||Metal chest, key, and case file||To hide the case file|
|The Resolve of Ryunosuke Naruhodo||Tchikin Strogenov & Seishiro Jigoku's first-class cabin||Glass containing ice, Rules of Passage, wad of banknotes, large trunk, and "5231045"|
- Some of the abductive reasoning and conclusions drawn by Sholmes are directly taken from Sherlock Holmes canon, but are made to be incorrect in the context of the episode's narrative. Sometimes this is even used to poke fun at the original stories by Arthur Conan Doyle: in The Adventure of the Unbreakable Speckled Band, Sholmes concludes that a snake caused Kazuma Asogi's apparent death, which, although true in the original story, is quickly dismissed as illogical in the game.