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King Wilhelm Gottsreich Sigismond von Ormstein was the reigning monarch of Bohemia during Ryunosuke Naruhodo's time in England.

A royal client[]

A number of years prior to Naruhodo's stay in London, King von Ormstein hired the renowned consulting detective Herlock Sholmes in an attempt to resolve a delicate case; the king had sent correspondence in the form of letters to an acquaintance that could prove "problematic" to the monarch, and he wanted Sholmes to retrieve them. During his visit to Sholmes's suite at 221B Baker Street to ask for Sholmes's assistance, the king wore a mask in an attempt to conceal his identity. At some point after the case was resolved, Iris Wilson adapted the adventure in an issue of The Adventures of Herlock Sholmes.

The visiting prince[]

Main article: The Return of the Great Departed Soul

At the time of Odie Asman's murder at the Great Exhibition in London, King von Ormstein's son, Prince Wilhelm Gottsreich Sigismond Ormstein, was visiting the city and became a witness in the incident after viewing the scene from his vantage point in one of Balthazar Lune's hot-air balloons. During Albert Harebrayne's subsequent trial for said murder, the prince was called as a witness, and at various points in the trial would threaten to send his father's army against those who annoyed him.

Mistaken identity[]

Main article: Twisted Karma and His Last Bow

When Yujin Mikotoba returned to visit Sholmes's suite after being home in Japan for 10 years, he was knocked out by a booby-trap sent by Iris Wilson to protect notes that she thought were written by John Wilson, who she believed to be her father. After being knocked unconscious and launched into the air by the trap, Mikotoba landed on the sofa, a mask (previously belonging to Kazuma Asogi) fell onto his face, a tablecloth landed onto his torso, and a teacup found its way onto his finger. This was the scene that Ryunosuke Naruhodo, Susato Mikotoba, and Sholmes returned to. During a subsequent dance of deduction, Sholmes deduced that the mask and a German song playing on the gramophone meant that the unconscious man was Wilhelm Gottsreich Sigismond von Ormstein, the King of Germany, and briefly reminisced about his time in the monarch's employ. However, Naruhodo revealed that he had read Iris's story based on Sholmes's job with the king, and corrected the detective that von Ormstein was the King of Bohemia, not the King of Germany. Eventually, the trio were able to work out who the unconscious man was and what happened to him.

Name[]

  • Wilhelm Gottsreich Sigismond von Ormstein is based on the character of the same name from the Sherlock Holmes short story "A Scandal in Bohemia", by Arthur Conan Doyle. In said tale, the king, wearing a mask in an attempt to obscure his identity, seeks out Holmes to ask for his assistance in the retrieval of letters and photographs from his affair years prior with an opera singer and "well-known adventuress" called Irene Adler. However, in the end, Holmes is outwitted by Adler, and develops a platonic admiration for her wit and cunning (as opposed to the general distain he has for von Ormstein). Holmes refers to Adler as the woman and asks for a portrait she left behind as his only reward from the king after resolving the case.

Notes[]

  • The king is only mentioned by name during the dance of deduction sequence in Sholmes's suite near the end of The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve episode Twisted Karma and His Last Bow.
  • The "acquaintance" from whom the king wished to retrieve the "problematic" letters is unnamed in-game, but is Irene Adler in the original "A Scandal in Bohemia" short story; this is the second oblique reference to Adler in The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles. The other reference is in The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures episode The Adventure of the Unspeakable Story, where examining the fireplace in Sholmes's suite at the start of said episode will cause Susato to spot a nearby portrait of a woman and excitedly wonder if it is "the woman", much to Naruhodo's confusion. However, examining the same spot later in the same episode will have Iris reveal that said portrait is just Sholmes in women's clothing. Inspecting the fireplace with Susato will unlock "The Woman...?" in-game accolade.
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