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The Professor Killings
- Main article: Professor Killings
John H. Wilson was the highest authority in the Great British Empire's forensic bureau. But he got caught up in a forging scheme when Klint van Zieks became a serial killer. Mael Stronghart wanted to protect the man's secret to keep the law running as smoothly as possible, so he roped Wilson into having his assistants, Courtney Sithe and Yujin Mikotoba, repair replacement lancets to keep them busy during Klint's dissection. Wilson pretended to find Genshin Asogi's ring, which Tobias Gregson and some thugs he gathered had stolen from Asogi, in van Zieks' stomach, to give the appearance that van Zieks had swallowed it to provide proof of his killer. Yujin raised the possibility that there should've been internal wounds from the sharp claws on the ring, but Wilson claimed he knew of other cases that said otherwise. This successfully pinned the Klint's death on Genshin Asogi. Wilson then took part in the "Reaper of the Bailey' curse on Klint's younger brother, Barok van Zieks. His job was to forge all autopsy reports of the defendants who were killed. He was eventually invited by Yujin to become a professor in Japan, which mean Sithe took over his role in the Reaper curse.
- Main article: The Adventure of the Great Departure
Wilson worked at Imperial Yumei University in the medical department and had many students, including Rei Membami. The now Lord Chief Justice of Great Britain, Mael Stronghart, decided that John Wilson knew too much about the Professor incident, and if word got out about the truth then he wouldn't become Britain's Attorney General. Stronghart decided to have the assassin Asa Shinn kill Wilson to keep him from talking. Shinn took on the name Jezaille Brett and became an exchange student of Wilson's.
Professor Wilson met Shinn in the western themed restaurant, La Carneval. He couldn't eat anything solid for three hours because he recently had a tooth extracted from the Hotta Dental Clinic. There, Shinn tried to murder him by putting curare in his carbonated water. While curare would normally be harmless taken orally, John Wilson was poisoned due to the wound from his recent tooth surgery. However, her plan almost fell apart when they were approached by another patron, Ryunosuke Naruhodo, who introduced himself to the visiting professor.
Due to the effects of curare, Wilson's muscles were paralyzed and he became unable to breathe. When the professor had succumbed to the poison, his body began to fall, so Shinn used the chair to support it. His wrist was burnt on Shinn's hot steak plate. Shinn dropped Wilson's handgun on the floor, and when Naruhodo picked it up to return it to Wilson, Shinn fired her own hidden handgun, to disguise Wilson's murder as due to blood loss. Wilson's blood got on Shinn's plate as he was shot facing the table. As the La Carneval "waiter" detained Naruhodo and shoved him in to the supply closet, Shinn rotated the chair so that Wilson's back was facing the table.
Because Ryunosuke Naruhodo was framed for the murder of a British man and the countries had recently entered an alliance, his trial was held in absolute secrecy. Naruhodo successfully exposed "Jezaille Brett" for killing Wilson, but Stronghart's role was not exposed. Nine months later, Taketsuchi Auchi tried to establish Wilson's death as motive for Rei Membami killing Brett.
In addition, Herlock Sholmes' assistant, Iris, believed her father and Sholmes' old partner was John H. Wilson because the handwriting on Klint van Zieks’ autopsy report matched case records she kept in her trunk. However, Yujin Mikotoba had written both of these, and Wilson had only signed his name on the autopsy. Iris' real father was Klint van Zieks.
Although a skilled doctor, John Wilson was willing to lie and create false documentation if ordered to.
- Wilson's name in the Japanese version, John H. Watson shares the same name of Dr. Watson from the Sherlock Holmes canon. In spite of that, his role was given to other individuals.
- His last name in the English version, "Wilson", like that of Herlock Sholmes, comes from the Arsène Lupin stories by Maurice Leblanc.