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13th Nov '15 7:47:20 PM foxley
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* Henry, of Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Black Widowers'' mysteries, can solve any mystery after hearing it described over dinner.

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* Henry, of Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Black Widowers'' ''Literature/BlackWidowers'' mysteries, can solve any mystery after hearing it described over dinner.
14th Oct '15 5:49:44 AM DaibhidC
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** In "The Empty Hearse", there's a montage of Sherlock solving cases in the initial interview, including the ''Sherlock'' counterpart to "A Case of Identity",

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** In "The Empty Hearse", there's a montage of Sherlock solving cases in the initial interview, including the ''Sherlock'' counterpart to "A Case of Identity", Identity".
14th Oct '15 5:49:26 AM DaibhidC
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** In "The Empty Hearse", there's a montage of Sherlock solving cases in the initial interview, including the ''Sherlock'' counterpart to "A Case of Identity",
12th Apr '15 10:19:56 PM nombretomado
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* Shinchi from ''DetectiveConan'' pretends to be this sometimes when Conan reveals the answer to a case, but is actually there at the crime scene himself (as Conan).

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* Shinchi from ''DetectiveConan'' ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' pretends to be this sometimes when Conan reveals the answer to a case, but is actually there at the crime scene himself (as Conan).
10th Apr '15 1:30:48 AM JamaicanCastle
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[[AC: Real Life]]
* [[http://catb.org/jargon/html/C/casting-the-runes.html British computing lore]] tells of an engineer who, back in the days of massive mainframe computer setups, could diagnose which modules would need to be repaired just by listening to a description of the symptoms (as opposed to the usual technique, which was basically trial and error). Having discerned the problem in this way, he would head out to the installation site, unfold a big diagram of the hardware, and toss chicken bones over them like a fortune teller. Invariably, to the confusion of the customers, the bones knew which parts to replace...
27th Feb '15 1:08:30 PM Alucard
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[[AC:VisualNovels]]
* Kyouko Kirigiri in ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' solves the bulk of the third case after hearing about it once, in which she'd mysteriously disappeared for the entire incident. She looked like she was going to pull off the same in the fifth trial, but that was a HopelessBossFight in which none of the students had the information necessary to make it solvable.
20th Feb '15 8:19:12 AM AnotherGuy
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* ''Film/{{ROTOR}}'': 75% of Detective Coldyron's scenes involve him being on the phone with another character. Often, after he hangs up on one character, he goes ahead and ''dials another immediately''.

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* ''Film/{{ROTOR}}'': ''Film/{{ROTOR}}''. 75% of Detective Coldyron's scenes involve him being on the phone with another character. Often, after he hangs up on one character, he goes ahead and ''dials another immediately''.
20th Feb '15 8:18:56 AM AnotherGuy
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* ''Film/{{ROTOR}}'': 75% of Detective Coldyron's scenes involve him being on the phone with another character. Often, after he hangs up on one character, he goes ahead and ''dials another immediately''.
13th Aug '14 11:41:13 AM CBCook55
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[[AC: Western Animation]]
* Officer Flim Flanagan will often arrive on the scene of a crime committed by the Fox after [[KingLeonardoAndHisShortSubjects The Hunter]] has solved it.
* Similarly, the animated Dick Tracy shows up right after one of his irregulars (Hemlock Holmes, Go Go Gomez, Joe Jitsu, Heap O'Calorie) wraps up a case.
13th Apr '14 2:21:18 PM LongLiveHumour
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* SherlockHolmes's brother Mycroft.

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* SherlockHolmes's Literature/SherlockHolmes
** Mycroft Holmes, though even more gifted than his
brother Mycroft.in observation and deduction, "has no ambition and no energy. He will not even go out of his way to verify his own solutions, and would rather be considered wrong than take the trouble of proving himself right."



* EdgarAllanPoe's C. August Dupin solved ''The Murder of Marie Roget'' by reading newspaper accounts.

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* EdgarAllanPoe's Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's C. August Dupin solved ''The Murder of Marie Roget'' by reading newspaper accounts.



* {{Sherlock}} Holmes, during "A Scandal in Belgravia", solved a case via webcam, which gave him a few quick glances at the crime scene. While wearing nothing but a bedsheet.

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* {{Sherlock}} Series/{{Sherlock}} Holmes, during "A Scandal in Belgravia", solved a case via webcam, which gave him a few quick glances at the crime scene. While wearing nothing but a bedsheet.
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