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John Wilson
……… Doctor Mikotoba, may I remind you that I have vastly more experience than you.

John H. Wilson was an English professor who was invited by Yujin Mikotoba to teach in Japan.

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 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 to have his assistants, Courtney Sithe and Yujin Mikotoba, repair replacement lancets to keep them busy during Klint's dissection. He pretended to find Genshin Asogi's ring, which Tobias Gregson and some thugs he gathered stole from the Japanese man, in van Zieks' stomach, coming to the conclusion that van Zieks had swallowed it to provide proof for his killer. Yujin raised the possibility that there should've been internal wounds from the sharp claws on the ring, but Wilson tells him he knows of other cases that say otherwise since he has more experience with this than him. Klint actually dueled to the death with Asogi but this successfully pinned the crime on the Japanese man. Wilson then took part in the Death Bringer curse on Klint's younger brother, Barok. His job was to forge all the autopsy reports of the defendants who were killed. He was eventually invited by Yujin to become a professor in Japan, Sithe took over his role.

Death[]

Main article: The Adventure of the Great Departure

Meeting Ryunosuke Naruhodo before his death.

Wilson worked at Imperial Yumei University in the medical department and had many students including Rei Membami. Stronghart decided that John Wilson knew too much about the Professor incident, if word got out about the truth then he wouldn't get the job as England's attorney general. So he created a program that would have Asa Shinn, the assassin who did most of the Death Bringer killings, to kill him to keep him from talking. Shinn took on the name Jezail Brett and became an exchange student of Wilson's.

Professor Wilson was dining with the British exchange student within 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. It was there that Shinn saw her chance to murder him quickly using curare in his drink so no one would notice. Curare would paralyzes all the nerves which will prevent Wilson's breathing. However, her plan almost fell apart when they were approached by another patron, Ryunosuke Naruhodo, who introduced himself to the visiting professor.

John Wilson's corpse.

When the professor had succumbed to the poison, his body began to fall so she used the chair to support the body. His wrist got a burn mark from Shinn's hot steak plate. It was there that Shinn dropped Wilson's handgun that he always carries for defense on the floor, that way Naruhodo would curiously pick it up to give it back to him. She then fired her own handgun that she had hidden under her dress to make it look like Professor Wilson died from blood loss, his blood got on Shinn's plate as he was facing the table. As the La Carneval "waiter" detained Naruhodo and shoved him in to the supply closet, she rotated the chair to make it look like Wilson's back was facing the table.

As depicted in The Adventures of Herlock Sholmes with Herlock Sholmes.

Since John Wilson was British and Japanese Ryunosuke Naruhodo was framed, an absolutely secret trial was held for this so-called hate crime due to the two countries recently signing an alliance treaty. Naruhodō successfully exposed Asa Shinn for killing Wilson but she did not say anything about Stronghart's program. Nine months after, Taketsuchi Auchi tried to establish Wilson's death as a motive for Membami killing Brett. Herlock Sholmes' assistant, Iris, initially thought her father and Holmes' old partner was John H. Wilson after recognizing the handwriting on Klint van Zieks’ autopsy report as being the same as the handwritten case records she keeps in her trunk. But her real father was Klint himself and Yujin Mikotoba was his partner who wrote the autopsy, Wilson just signed off on it.

Personality[]

Mugshot.

Although a skilled doctor, John Wilson was willing to lie and create false documentation if ordered to.

Name[]

  • 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.
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