History Manga / TheKindaichiCaseFiles

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* BewareTheNiceOnes - Happen quite a lot with most culprits.

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* %%* BewareTheNiceOnes - Happen quite a lot with most culprits.



* DyingClue: Quite often left in some form of code.
* ElegantClassicalMusician: Akechi.

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* %%* DyingClue: Quite often left in some form of code.
* %%* ElegantClassicalMusician: Akechi.



* IDidntMeanToKillHim: In a lot of case.
* InfantImmortality: Averted in ''The Undying Butterflies.''

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* %%* IDidntMeanToKillHim: In a lot of case.
* %%* InfantImmortality: Averted in ''The Undying Butterflies.''



* ItsAllAboutMe: A lot of the {{Asshole Victim}}s behave this way.
* IWillWaitForYou: Ocasionally the killer has a loved one who states that he/she will be waiting when the killer is released from prison.

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* %%* ItsAllAboutMe: A lot of the {{Asshole Victim}}s behave this way.
* IWillWaitForYou: Ocasionally Occasionally the killer has a loved one who states that he/she will be waiting when the killer is released from prison.



* JerkassFacade: Some of the supposed [[AssholeVictim asshole victims]] turn to be this trope. Cue MyGodWhatHaveIDone from the killers.

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* %%* JerkassFacade: Some of the supposed [[AssholeVictim asshole victims]] turn to be this trope. Cue MyGodWhatHaveIDone from the killers.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone - Many a killer has experienced this after the case has been solved when Kindaichi presents them with information that makes them realize how misguided their actions were.
* NeverOneMurder: Averted "Hayami Reika's Kidnapping", [[spoiler:if not counting the killer killed by Takato,]] subverted in [[spoiler:Doll Island Murder Case]].
* OffWithHisHead: An uncommon method of murder, but nontheless this manga doesn't shy away from showing this in several cases.

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* %%* MyGodWhatHaveIDone - Many a killer has experienced this after the case has been solved when Kindaichi presents them with information that makes them realize how misguided their actions were.
* %%* NeverOneMurder: Averted "Hayami Reika's Kidnapping", [[spoiler:if not counting the killer killed by Takato,]] subverted in [[spoiler:Doll Island Murder Case]].
* %%* OffWithHisHead: An uncommon method of murder, but nontheless nonetheless this manga doesn't shy away from showing this in several cases.



* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Yes, ghosts do exist in Kindachi's universe. [[spoiler:One of the suspects in "House of Wax" is even implied to be the ghost of Elizabeth Báthory.]]

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* %%* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Yes, ghosts do exist in Kindachi's universe. [[spoiler:One of the suspects in "House of Wax" is even implied to be the ghost of Elizabeth Báthory.]]



* PullTheThread

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* %%* PullTheThread



** A more deliberate example is in [[spoiler:"Midnight Castle Murder Case"]]



* SharedUnusualTrait: Two heretofore otherwise apparently unrelated characters will be hinted at having a connection (that Kindaichi will expound on during TheReveal) by shared physical traits and/or personal habits.

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* %%* SharedUnusualTrait: Two heretofore otherwise apparently unrelated characters will be hinted at having a connection (that Kindaichi will expound on during TheReveal) by shared physical traits and/or personal habits.



* TheSummation: All the time. Often, it goes on for several chapters.

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* %%* TheSummation: All the time. Often, it goes on for several chapters.



* ThemeInitials: A major part of "The Legend of Lake Hiren"

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* %%* ThemeInitials: A major part of "The Legend of Lake Hiren"



* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Miyuki in particular, and several of the other victims as well.

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* %%* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Miyuki in particular, and several of the other victims as well.



* WouldHurtAChild: The killer in The Undying Butterflies.

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* %%* WouldHurtAChild: The killer in The Undying Butterflies.
8th Jun '16 3:29:10 AM wentesur
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* FallingChandelierOfDoom: This manga really, ''really'' likes to drop light sources at some victims. There are four cases up until now that did this to one of the victims; one case uses a heavy stage light while the remaining three uses real chandelier. Coincidentally, three of the 4 murders appear in cases with similar ScoobyDooHoax disguise, Phantom of the Opera.
31st May '16 10:20:31 AM wentesur
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* JapaneseSchoolClub: Sometimes cases in Kindaichi Universe will involve Fudou High's school clubs (notable example is the first case; It happens to the school's drama club members). Kindaichi and Miyuki themselves join the school's mystery club.
29th May '16 9:58:30 PM wentesur
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* SummationGathering: Also all the time. If someone is in any way connected to the case, they'll be present when Kindaichi solves it.

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* SummationGathering: Also Almost all the time. If someone is in any way connected to the case, they'll be present when Kindaichi solves it. Notable aversions are Yukikage Village Murder Case and Drifting Firefox Murder Case.



* TeacherStudentRomance: The discovery of such a relationship kicks off the plot of "The Mummy's Curse"; the AssholeVictims of "No Noose is Good Noose" accidentally killed the student half of a pair of lovers.

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* TeacherStudentRomance: The discovery of such a relationship kicks off the plot of "The Mummy's Curse"; Curse" [[spoiler: The teacher's fake substitute though, and it was merely for revenge.]]; the AssholeVictims of "No Noose is Good Noose" accidentally killed the student half of a pair of lovers.lovers. This also present in [[spoiler:"Who Killed the Goddess" short story]] and [[spoiler:Fudou High Festival Murder Case]].
19th May '16 12:51:06 PM wentesur
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* FakingTheDead: Done several times in he franchise. [[spoiler: There were three bullies who drove a guy to suicide. Two of them are murdered and when the supposed killer (the guy's sister) was caught, the third one was murdered too. It turns the real killer was the second victim who had faked his death. He had planned killing himself after, though.]]
** [[spoiler:Legend of Broken Heart Lake]] is also this. The killer [[spoiler:faked their guilt as an excuse to go seeking help with a boat everyone's too scared to go with (''All'' of them are hydrophobic except the killer). They went to kill a target who were representd by Kindaichi and Miyuki, and the target's corpse was used as their own corpse. The fact that the [[JackTheRipoff Modus Operandi]] involved dismembering the victims' face helps.]]
** [[spoiler: The killer]] in [[spoiler:Takato spin-off manga]] also did the same concept. Bonus point that they're [[spoiler:found as the second victim, similar with the above example!]]
** [[spoiler:Takato]] also did this in Cas series' finale.

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* FakingTheDead: Done several times in he the franchise. [[spoiler: There were three bullies who drove a guy to suicide. Two of them are murdered and when the supposed killer (the guy's sister) was caught, the third one was murdered too. It turns the real killer was the second victim who had faked his death. He had planned killing himself after, though.]]
** [[spoiler:Legend of Broken Heart Lake]] is also this. The [[spoiler:The killer [[spoiler:faked faked their guilt as an excuse to go seeking help with a boat everyone's too scared to go with (''All'' of them are hydrophobic except the killer). killer and Kindaichi and Kindaichi had to take care of Miyuki). They went to kill a target who were representd by Kindaichi and Miyuki, and the target's corpse was used to pose as their own the killer's corpse. The fact that the [[JackTheRipoff Modus Operandi]] involved dismembering the victims' face helps.]]
** [[spoiler: The killer]] in [[spoiler:Takato spin-off manga]] also did the same concept. Bonus point that they're [[spoiler:found as the second victim, similar with the above first example!]]
** [[spoiler:Takato]] also did this in Cas Case series' finale.


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* InventedIndividual: Done several times.
** [[spoiler:Akanuma Saburo in Headless Samurai]] is this. The character was described as someone's child and when said person died, blood test revealed that it was not true. [[spoiler:It was actually done to camouflage the killer's "child" in order to be identified as the said dead invented character. In fact, the "child" was not really the killer's. The plan was created such in order to hide this fact]].
** [[spoiler:Two members of writer group "Persona Doll" in Hitogata Island Murder Case are also this. The core member of the group, the real writer, decided to stage a fake murder plan in order to erase their existence. However, the writer didn't know that someone used this plan in order to kill said writer.]]


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* RightBehindMe: Kindaichi, Miyuki and Saki was discussing Superintendent Fuwa behind her back after she went about her stiff demeanor. This naturally happens.
-->''Saki'': I know someone/something just like her!
-->''Miyuki'': Really? Who/what?
-->''Kindaichi'': Haha, I see! An ugly snake-haired gorgon which can turn people into stone just by her gaze!
-->''Saki'': If [[SempaiKohai sempai]] don't want to turn into stone, I suggest you don't turn around!
-->''Kindaichi'': Eh?
-->''Supt. Fuwa'': [=WHO=] is this snake-haired gorgon, you say? *smirking, with snake hair imagery*
16th May '16 11:22:33 AM wentesur
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* CherryBlossoms: Yukikage village, the place where Kindaichi spent his 2-week holidays with his mother, is famous for its "Snow blossoms", an unusual phenomena which only happens in that village. Snow and Cherry blossoms falls down simultaneusly for 5 days in the morning.
** One village also has its own Cherry blossom legend tied with Japanese myth about death: A group of Ccerry blossom trees' petals turn bloody red after one deranged doctor mutilated his patients and buried the corpse under the tree as if the tree sucked the victims' blood, thus the name "Vampire/Bloodthirsty Cherry Blossom".

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* CherryBlossoms: Yukikage village, the place where Kindaichi spent his 2-week holidays with his mother, is famous for its "Snow blossoms", an unusual phenomena which only happens in that village. Snow and Cherry where for 300 years the last snow falling along with cherry blossoms falls down simultaneusly for 5 days blooming in the morning.
5 days. Not really tied with cherry blossom but it's there.
** One village also has its own Cherry blossom legend tied with Japanese myth about death: A group of Ccerry blossom trees' petals turn bloody red after one deranged doctor mutilated his patients and buried the corpse under the tree as if the tree sucked the victims' blood, thus the name "Vampire/Bloodthirsty "Vampire/Blood-drinking Cherry Blossom".
14th May '16 1:57:42 PM dotchan
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%%* BandagedFace: Not uncommonly
%%* BeautifulAllAlong: Sakura Izumi, one of Kindaichi's classmates is this when they meet again as Gamou Gozo's daughter complete with TheGlassesGottaGo makeover.

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%%* * BandagedFace: Not uncommonly
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Mostly used as disguises, though occasionally somebody wore full face bandages because they needed them.
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BeautifulAllAlong: Sakura Izumi, one of Kindaichi's classmates is this when they meet again as Gamou Gozo's daughter complete with TheGlassesGottaGo makeover.



%%* MotiveRant
* MurderByMistake: The killer tried to put a poison in a glass of their intended target. However, the glass was filled with wine the target had an allergy for and the poor guy next to him offered to drink the intended target's wine. Cue the killer's inner panic. [[spoiler:Inverted. The killer was blackmailed by ''the intended target'' and the por guy was the target all along.]]

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%%* MotiveRant
* MotiveRant: Occurs pretty much OnceAnEpisode.
* MurderByMistake: The killer tried to put a poison in a glass of their intended target. However, the glass was filled with wine the target had an allergy for and the poor guy next to him offered to drink the intended target's wine. Cue the killer's inner panic. [[spoiler:Inverted. The killer was blackmailed by ''the intended target'' and the por poor guy was the target all along.]]



** More deliberate example is in [[spoiler:"Midnight Castle Murder Case"]]

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** More A more deliberate example is in [[spoiler:"Midnight Castle Murder Case"]]



* SpinOffspring: Hajime is (in this comic) the grandson of Kosuke Kindaichi. This of course was not official canon, so it got the writers in a little legal trouble.

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* SpinOffspring: Hajime is (in this comic) the grandson of Kosuke Kindaichi. This of course was not official canon, canon in TheVerse of Kosuke stories actually exists, so it got the writers in a little legal trouble.



%%* TenLittleMurderVictims: Played straight in nearly every story.

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%%* * TenLittleMurderVictims: Played straight in nearly every story.Part Kindaichi's formula is that the potential pool of victims and suspects overlap, and symbolic murder announcements are often used to unnerve victims and set up fake alibis.



** Another one shows up in Plot of the Russian Dolls. [[spoiler:A dying famous mystery author wrote a will bequeathing his fortune to his acquaintainces, who also happened to be people he hated (mostly for very petty reasons), with the condition that they solve a puzzle he left in his mansion. Once he died, the candidates gather in his household to solve the puzzle. Then all of them start dying one by one at the hands of the culprit, a GreenEyedMonster BrokenBird girl trying to reclaim her late father's castle and notebook containing his ideas which the author had stolen and wrote famous novels based on them. In the end, Takato reveals to Kindaichi that the author knew the culprit's identity and predicted her reaction to the will all along, ''he just went ahead with his plan because he wanted her to kill his personal offenders in his stead''.]]

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** Another one shows up in Plot of the Russian Dolls. [[spoiler:A dying famous mystery author wrote a will bequeathing his fortune to his acquaintainces, acquaintances, who also happened to be people he hated (mostly for very petty reasons), with the condition that they solve a puzzle he left in his mansion. Once he died, the candidates gather in his household to solve the puzzle. Then all of them start dying one by one at the hands of the culprit, a GreenEyedMonster BrokenBird girl trying to reclaim her late father's castle and notebook containing his ideas which the author had stolen and wrote famous novels based on them. In the end, Takato reveals to Kindaichi that the author knew the culprit's identity and predicted her reaction to the will all along, ''he just went ahead with his plan because he wanted her to kill his personal offenders in his stead''.]]
13th May '16 12:07:33 AM Adept
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* ThanatosGambit: A variant is pulled by Reiko Chikamiya, [[spoiler: the mother of Kindaichi's archenemy Yoichi Takato. Reiko's death was caused by the members of her magic troupe who wanted her to divulge the secrets behind her various, hand-created feats of illusion. After her death, they stole her book of magic tricks and used them for their own. As it turns out, Reiko had two of them in case of such a situation. The real one was sent to Yoichi, while the others kept the copy which contained a bonus magic trick. This extra trick was created so that anyone who tried it would wind up killing themselves. The reason Yoichi agrees to go to jail after killing most of the ones responsible for his mother's death is that he KNEW the last surviving member would attempt this trick (and this one is implied to have been the one who specifically caused Reiko's death), so he felt that his mother would be able to get her revenge posthumously.]]

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* ThanatosGambit: ThanatosGambit:
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A variant is pulled by Reiko Chikamiya, [[spoiler: the mother of Kindaichi's archenemy Yoichi Takato. Reiko's death was caused by the members of her magic troupe who wanted her to divulge the secrets behind her various, hand-created feats of illusion. After her death, they stole her book of magic tricks and used them for their own. As it turns out, Reiko had two of them in case of such a situation. The real one was sent to Yoichi, while the others kept the copy which contained a bonus magic trick. This extra trick was created so that anyone who tried it would wind up killing themselves. The reason Yoichi agrees to go to jail after killing most of the ones responsible for his mother's death is that he KNEW the last surviving member would attempt this trick (and this one is implied to have been the one who specifically caused Reiko's death), so he felt that his mother would be able to get her revenge posthumously.]]
12th May '16 8:21:56 PM wentesur
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%%* IDidntMeanToKillHim: In a lot of case.
%%* InfantImmortality: Averted in ''The Undying Butterflies.''

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%%* * IDidntMeanToKillHim: In a lot of case.
%%* * InfantImmortality: Averted in ''The Undying Butterflies.''



%%* PullTheThread

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%%* * PullTheThread



%%* RedHerring: Will mostly certainly appear. One case relies heavily of a soon-to-be-victim one to work under said person's nose.

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%%* * RedHerring: Will mostly certainly appear. One case relies heavily of a soon-to-be-victim one to work under said person's nose.



%%* RoaringRampageofRevenge: Most of the killers are on one of these. One even has [[GottaKillThemAll ''checklist'' (shown manga only)]] to boot!

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%%* * RoaringRampageofRevenge: Most of the killers are on one of these. One even has [[GottaKillThemAll ''checklist'' (shown manga only)]] to boot!



-->''Scene cuts to Superintendent Akechi sneezing while reading newspaper''

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-->''Scene -->(''Scene cuts to Superintendent Akechi sneezing while reading newspaper''newspaper'')



** Apparently Live-Action Drama version of "Gentleman Thief" has this scene.
-->'''Sakura''': It's said that lavender's scent has a therepeutic effect.
-->'''Kindaichi''': Maybe this will cure Miyuki's crankiness!
-->(''Scene cuts to Miyuki sneezing on a pool chair in Okinawa'')



%%* WouldHurtAChild: The killer in The Undying Butterflies.

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%%* * WouldHurtAChild: The killer in The Undying Butterflies.
11th May '16 3:35:14 PM Adept
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* SympatheticMurderer: The large majority of the killer have a DarkAndTroublePast, where their loved ones died because of other people's assholery, and they avenged their beloved by murdering those responsible for their deaths. Often, they try to commit suicide once their plot is uncovered.

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* SympatheticMurderer: The large majority of the killer have a DarkAndTroublePast, DarkAndTroubledPast, where their loved ones died because of other people's assholery, and they avenged their beloved by murdering those responsible for their deaths. Often, they try to commit suicide once their plot is uncovered.
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