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Sherlock Holmes
Deduction is the art of logic. It doesn't matter if you're "right" or "wrong".
Tokyo Game Show 2014 trailer

Sherlock Holmes was a legendary English detective known for his rapid-fire abductive reasoning and deductions. He was the primary detective who assisted Ryūnosuke Naruhodō with criminal investigations, and was himself assisted by a young girl called Iris Watson.[3]

 Detective career Edit

Learning of a conspiracy Edit

Main article: The Professor Killings

Holmes learned about a conspiracy behind the infamous Professor Killings from telegrams sent between Great Britain and Japan. With this knowledge, he notified his partner, Yūjin Mikotoba about the conspiracy, and boarded the S.S. Alaclaire to attempt to stop it.

Aboard the S.S. Alaclaire Edit

Main article: The Adventure of the Unbreakable Speckled Band

Holmes' first encountered Ryūnosuke Naruhodō aboard the S.S. Alaclaire, where he, Naruhodō, and Susato Mikotoba investigated Kazuma Asōgi's supposed death.

Although he told everyone that Asōgi had died, in actually, he survived, and Holmes told Mitrov Stroganov and Nikomina Borschevic after the ship had stopped. However, he lost Asōgi, and was forced to continue without him.

Investigation of the Garridebs Edit

Main articles: The Adventure of the Clouded Kokoro & The Memoirs of the Clouded Kokoro

Holmes met Naruhodō and Susato again during his investigations at the Garridebs ' flat. He helped prove that the Garridebs had an argument on the night of Viridian Green's attack.

He later continued his investigation of the flat after William Petenshy was poisoned.

Attempt on his life Edit

Main article: The Adventure of the Unspeakable Story

In an attempt to help stop a robbery in progress, Holmes was shot at by the Tinpillar brothers and hospitalized.

Investigations at the World Fair Edit

Main article: The Return of the Great Departed Soul

Six months after his hospitalization, he investigated Connette Rozaic's wax museum.

During this time, he also revealed the truth about hiding Asōgi's death from Naruhodō and Susato.

Finding a missing husband Edit

Main article: Twisted Karma and His Last Bow

Soon after, Holmes was hired by Anna Mittlemont to find her missing husband, Everyday.

Reuniting with Yūjin Edit

Main article: The Resolve of Naruhodō Ryūnosuke

Holmes was reunited with his partner, Yūjin Mikotoba, during Tobias Gregson's murder case, and the two investigated the S.S. Barabrook.

DevelopmentEdit

Shu Takumi
For this game, it was already planned that it would be about "correcting the wrong deductions of the great detective." So I'm terribly sorry, but Dai Gyakuten Saiban's Holmes was destined to never say anything correct.
[4]
  • Holmes is based on the character of the same name from Arthur Conan Doyle's crime fiction novels, as well as various parodies of the character. The version of Holmes in the game is one that Shu Takumi had always had in his mind, emphasizing a non-serious angle.[5]
  • Several Holmes designs were proposed, described by art director Kazuya Nuri as depressive Holmes, cute Holmes, adventurous Holmes, dark Holmes, and sleepy Holmes. The final design is a slightly arranged take on the canonical Holmes, used to accentuate the contrast between the Holmes of the books and the "real" Holmes seen in the game. Holmes also possesses a pistol as a contrast to Ryūnosuke Naruhodō's sword.[6]


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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Twitter / nurikazu_: え~、りゅうのすけ168、あそうぎ174、すさと153、ほーむず183、あいりす120、じーな160cm…となっております。 オマケで…ほそなが178、ばんじーくす192、ボルテックス196cmでございます。あくまで僕のなかでですが。" Twitter. 2015-12-15. Retrieved 2015-12-23.
  2. Court-Records Forums - "DGS at NicoNico Chou Kaigi (Update 3: Gameplay footage)" Accessed on 2015-04-29
  3. Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Official Site Relaunched. September 11, 2014. Court Records Forums. Retrieved on September 14, 2014.
  4. Ash. Takumi Special Interview. Court Records Forums. Retrieved 2015-10-24.
  5. Ash. Re: DGS in September 2015 Dengeki Nintendo. Court Records Forums. Retrieved 2015-08-29.
  6. Ash. Capcom Legends interview with Nuri (art director DGS). Court Records Forums. Retrieved 2015-07-26.

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