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19th Jun '16 2:44:01 PM nombretomado
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* Grand Admiral Thrawn, the titular character of ''TheThrawnTrilogy'', is able to look at a piece of artwork and gauge not only a lot about species' physical makeup (number of fingers, joints in the arm, etc.), but about their culture -- and he can formulate strategies and tactics that take advantage of flaws in their psyches based on those. Very occasionally he drops hints about how he figured some of these things out. He can also make very good guesses about someone based on their tastes in art or how they regard it.

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* Grand Admiral Thrawn, the titular character of ''TheThrawnTrilogy'', ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', is able to look at a piece of artwork and gauge not only a lot about species' physical makeup (number of fingers, joints in the arm, etc.), but about their culture -- and he can formulate strategies and tactics that take advantage of flaws in their psyches based on those. Very occasionally he drops hints about how he figured some of these things out. He can also make very good guesses about someone based on their tastes in art or how they regard it.
17th Jun '16 7:55:58 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in a sketch from ''ThatMitchellAndWebbSound'': Sherlock attempts to teach Watson to do this, giving him ludicrously easy deductions to make ("here is a man wearing a beret and a string of onions around his neck. He is reading Le Monde and riding a bicycle, and the tune he is whistling to himself would appear to be "La Marseillaise". Now, Watson, where do you think he is from?") which he fails at ("Shoreditch?").

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* Parodied in a sketch from ''ThatMitchellAndWebbSound'': ''Radio/ThatMitchellAndWebbSound'': Sherlock attempts to teach Watson to do this, giving him ludicrously easy deductions to make ("here is a man wearing a beret and a string of onions around his neck. He is reading Le Monde and riding a bicycle, and the tune he is whistling to himself would appear to be "La Marseillaise". Now, Watson, where do you think he is from?") which he fails at ("Shoreditch?").
16th Jun '16 4:49:02 PM DaibhidC
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* ''Series/MurderRooms'' portrayed Joseph Bell, the real life inspiration for Holmes, as a reluctant detective with Arthur Conan Doyle as his Watson. He demonstrated the Sherlock Scan several times, including a version of the watch scene from ''Literature/TheSignOfTheFour''.
13th Jun '16 1:31:20 AM PaulA
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* In [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe Poe's]] ''The Murders in the Rue Morgue'' (which [[OlderThanTheyThink predates the Holmes stories]]), we're first introduced to the detective skills of C. Auguste Dupin when he discerns exactly what the narrator had just been thinking about (the career of a particular actor) after walking down the street with him for a few minutes, breaking down the chain of events that subconciously lead him to that subject.

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* In [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe Poe's]] ''The Murders in the Rue Morgue'' ''Literature/TheMurdersInTheRueMorgue'' (which [[OlderThanTheyThink predates the Holmes stories]]), we're first introduced to the detective skills of C. Auguste Dupin when he discerns exactly what the narrator had just been thinking about (the career of a particular actor) after walking down the street with him for a few minutes, breaking down the chain of events that subconciously lead him to that subject.
25th May '16 5:33:26 AM BohBoh
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** Sherlock weaponizes it, using it to [[SuperDetailedFightNarration meticulously plan]] out how he will [[CurbStompBattle thoroughly beat the crap out of someone]], done in BulletTime as he plans, and then realtime when he follows through. Guy Ritchie calls this "Holmes-O-Vision".

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** In addition to putting it to its conventional use, Sherlock also weaponizes it, using it to [[SuperDetailedFightNarration meticulously plan]] out how he will [[CurbStompBattle thoroughly beat the crap out of someone]], done someone]]. The fight is shown in BulletTime as he plans, plans and then realtime when he follows through. Guy Ritchie calls this "Holmes-O-Vision".
13th May '16 10:01:18 PM Adept
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* Done by OscarWilde '''constantly''' in Gyles Brandreth's murder mystery series. It makes sense, though, since the point of the stories is that Oscar is a kind of real life Sherlock Holmes, which is why people go to him to solve mysteries. Bonus points for traveling with Arthur Conan Doyle during most of his investigations, and, while Conan Doyle does provide plenty of insight on the cases, he does not possess Sherlock Scan abilities himself.

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* Done by OscarWilde Creator/OscarWilde '''constantly''' in Gyles Brandreth's murder mystery series. It makes sense, though, since the point of the stories is that Oscar is a kind of real life Sherlock Holmes, which is why people go to him to solve mysteries. Bonus points for traveling with Arthur Conan Doyle during most of his investigations, and, while Conan Doyle does provide plenty of insight on the cases, he does not possess Sherlock Scan abilities himself.



* In ''[[{{Dragaera}} Five Hundred Years After]]'', Khaarven and Aerich take turns pointing out Sherlock Scan details of Chaler's corpse, to the bafflement of Tazendra (who's slower on the uptake).
* In one of the ''TheWitcher'' novellas, Geralt and the apparent MonsterOfTheWeek do this to each other. Geralt deduces that the monster is in fact a curse victim, because his evil-detecting amulet didn't go "ping", and the monster can serve him food off a silver platter with no ill effects. The monster deduces that Geralt is far more than a simple traveller, because he carries two swords, when it's rare enough for someone to afford one, is much stronger than his build suggests, and managed to see the features of a portrait at the far end of a dimly lit corridor, meaning he has superhuman vision.
* In [[EdgarAllanPoe Poe's]] ''The Murders in the Rue Morgue'' (which [[OlderThanTheyThink predates the Holmes stories]]), we're first introduced to the detective skills of C. Auguste Dupin when he discerns exactly what the narrator had just been thinking about (the career of a particular actor) after walking down the street with him for a few minutes, breaking down the chain of events that subconciously lead him to that subject.
* [[MegCabot Meg Cabot's]] "Queen of Babble" has the fashion-loving protagonist do one of these to a man she's just met based entirely on the clothes he's wearing, down to his watch.

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* In ''[[{{Dragaera}} ''[[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Five Hundred Years After]]'', Khaarven and Aerich take turns pointing out Sherlock Scan details of Chaler's corpse, to the bafflement of Tazendra (who's slower on the uptake).
* In one of the ''TheWitcher'' ''Literature/TheWitcher'' novellas, Geralt and the apparent MonsterOfTheWeek do this to each other. Geralt deduces that the monster is in fact a curse victim, because his evil-detecting amulet didn't go "ping", and the monster can serve him food off a silver platter with no ill effects. The monster deduces that Geralt is far more than a simple traveller, because he carries two swords, when it's rare enough for someone to afford one, is much stronger than his build suggests, and managed to see the features of a portrait at the far end of a dimly lit corridor, meaning he has superhuman vision.
* In [[EdgarAllanPoe [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe Poe's]] ''The Murders in the Rue Morgue'' (which [[OlderThanTheyThink predates the Holmes stories]]), we're first introduced to the detective skills of C. Auguste Dupin when he discerns exactly what the narrator had just been thinking about (the career of a particular actor) after walking down the street with him for a few minutes, breaking down the chain of events that subconciously lead him to that subject.
* [[MegCabot Meg Cabot's]] Creator/MegCabot's "Queen of Babble" has the fashion-loving protagonist do one of these to a man she's just met based entirely on the clothes he's wearing, down to his watch.



* In one ''LawAndOrder'' episode, a woman is able to tell twins apart -- then reveals that it's because she is a nurse, and was able to tell things about their health (the one who was actually suspected was a drinker).

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* In one ''LawAndOrder'' ''Series/LawAndOrder'' episode, a woman is able to tell twins apart -- then reveals that it's because she is a nurse, and was able to tell things about their health (the one who was actually suspected was a drinker).
3rd May '16 7:37:09 AM SolidSonicTH
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* [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] pulls this off when he steps onto a SHIELD elevator in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. The elevator fills up but just with what look like regular SHIELD personnel on everyday business. However Steve takes a quick glance around and notices things out of place, such as tensing hands and sweat, as if the people in the elevator with him are expecting a confrontation. Moments later all hell breaks loose as the entire elevator attempts to subdue him (which the soundly fail at). Steve even offers them a way out as a way of demonstrating that he caught on before they realized it.

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* [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] pulls this off when he steps onto a SHIELD elevator in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. The elevator fills up but just with what look like regular SHIELD personnel on everyday business. However Steve takes a quick glance around and notices things out of place, such as tensing hands and sweat, as if the people in the elevator with him are expecting a confrontation. Moments later all hell breaks loose as the entire elevator attempts to subdue him (which the they soundly fail at). Steve even offers them a way out as a way of demonstrating that he caught on before they realized it.
3rd May '16 7:36:46 AM SolidSonicTH
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* [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] pulls this off when he steps onto a SHIELD elevator in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. The elevator fills up but just with what look like regular SHIELD personnel on everyday business. However Steve takes a quick glance around and notices things out of place, such as tensing hands and sweat, as if the people in the elevator with him are expecting a confrontation. Moments later all hell breaks loose as the entire elevator attempts to subdue him (which the soundly fail at). Steve even offers them a way out.

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* [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] pulls this off when he steps onto a SHIELD elevator in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. The elevator fills up but just with what look like regular SHIELD personnel on everyday business. However Steve takes a quick glance around and notices things out of place, such as tensing hands and sweat, as if the people in the elevator with him are expecting a confrontation. Moments later all hell breaks loose as the entire elevator attempts to subdue him (which the soundly fail at). Steve even offers them a way out.out as a way of demonstrating that he caught on before they realized it.
3rd May '16 7:35:13 AM SolidSonicTH
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* [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] pulls this off when he steps onto a SHIELD elevator in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. The elevator fills up but just with what look like regular SHIELD personnel on everyday business. However Steve takes a quick glance around and notices things out of place, such as tensing hands and sweat, as if the people in the elevator with him are expecting a confrontation. Moments later all hell breaks loose as the entire elevator attempts to subdue him (which the soundly fail at). Steve even offers them a way out.
-->'''Steve''': Before we get started...[[PreAssKickingOneLiner does anyone want to get out]]?
2nd May '16 11:12:44 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Weaponised in ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' by [[SmugSnake Furudo]] [[DefectiveDetective Erika]]'s (ab)use of the concept of The Detective [of a mystery story] and Knox's Laws. Knox's 9th (All evidence must be presented to the reader [by the detective]) combined with her 'role' in the story allows her the ability to look over any crime scene and instantly note all important details. And then use these details to turn everyone on the island against a completely innocent woman [[ForTheEvulz just for her and her master's enjoyment]].

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* Weaponised in ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' by [[SmugSnake Furudo]] [[DefectiveDetective Erika]]'s (ab)use of the concept of The Detective [of a mystery story] and Knox's Laws. Knox's 9th (All evidence must be presented to the reader [by the detective]) combined with her 'role' in the story allows her the ability to look over any crime scene and instantly note all important details. And then use these details to turn everyone on the island against a completely innocent woman [[ForTheEvulz just for her and her master's enjoyment]].
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