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Dmitri Demiglaski was an infamous Russian revolutionary whose identity was misattributed to a few individuals by Sherlock Holmes during the investigation into the apparent murder of Kazuma Asōgi. He appeared in person as a juror during the trial of Gina Lestrade.
According to news reports, Demiglaski was a fearsome revolutionary in Russia who was said to have assassinated sixteen people and taken part in a destructive war in Afghanistan.
At some point, Demiglaski was running through a steep, narrow mountain trail at night in an blizzard at absolute zero, when he was attacked by a sniper on a dog sled. Although the bullet missed him, it hit a block of ice that shattered, causing an ice shard to fly into him, wounding him badly and causing him to collapse into the snow. When the ice melted, he thought the bullet had disappeared into his body, but he eventually figured out what happened.
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Aboard the S.S. Alaclaire bound for England, Sherlock Holmes erroneously deduced that Ryūnosuke Naruhodō was Demiglaski, since Kazuma Asōgi had apparently written something in Russian before being killed and the ship had briefly stopped in Shanghai. Naruhodō protested that he looked nothing like the revolutionary, but Holmes retorted that he might have "revolutionized" (disguised) his appearance, but eventually gave up on his deduction.
Later, Holmes accused a man called Grimesby Roylott of being Demiglaski, and that he had kidnapped a ballerina called Nikomina Borschevic. Although Naruhodō once again protested the detective's line of reasoning, Susato Mikotoba pointed out that he at least looked more like the revolutionary than Naruhodō. Naruhodō subsequently pointed out the errors in Holmes's deduction, thereby allowing them to work out that Roylott was actually Borschevic herself, who was running away from her ballet company.
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Dmitri Demiglaski eventually appeared in person as the sixth juror in the trial of Gina Lestrade for the murder of Hatch Windibank and non-fatal shooting of Sherlock Holmes. He claimed that he was just a tourist planning on visiting the Crystal Tower and the whole assassin thing was just based on rumors due to his appearence. Although initially sympathetic to the Tinpillar brothers, who were witnesses in the case and look seedy just like him, he turned against them once he realized that they were lying. The fourth juror, who was the doctor who had performed surgery on Holmes after he was shot, wanted the opinion of a firearms expert during the trial, which Demiglaski claimed to be. When the Russian referenced his incident from the mountains in which he was wounded by an ice shard, Ryūnosuke Naruhodō realized that Holmes was wounded in a very similar way.
The Crystal Tower would later prove to be an important part of one of Naruhodō's later cases, but it appeared to have not suffered any sort of bombing attempt by Demiglaski.
According to newspaper articles of the time, Dmitri Demiglaski was said to be a terrible, heartless revolutionary. When he appeared as a juror, however, he came across as a calm, quiet man with no tolerance for liars. He can relate to people who are just like, those who seem intimidating by appearance. Although he seemed to be quite the expert in firearms, he was relatively unskilled with the English language, as he would often have to consult a Russian-English dictionary during his appearance as a juror.
- "Dmitri" is a stereotypical Russian given name.
- His surname, "Demiglaski", comes from demi-glace, a type of sauce.