History Manga / TheKindaichiCaseFiles

17th Sep '17 12:11:33 AM dotchan
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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.

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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.habits. (For example, he deduced that two characters must have been raised together as children by the way they held their spoons.)
17th Sep '17 12:10:39 AM dotchan
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* TheRival: Kindaichi occasionally faces off against arrogant pretty boy detective Akechi, and gets a Moriarity-esque recurring character who uses every opportunity to taunt Kindaichi on his uselessness.

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* TheRival: Kindaichi occasionally faces off against arrogant pretty boy detective Akechi, and gets Akechi as well as Yoichi Takato, a Moriarity-esque recurring character who uses every opportunity to taunt Kindaichi on his uselessness.
17th Sep '17 12:03:52 AM dotchan
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* DarknessEqualDeath: There's one short case made to commemorate Kindaichi's 20th Anniversary with this setting. The murder happens in a recreational spot made to experience blindness and deafness by entering a room with complete darkness called "Midnight Castle". Even in such setting, the culprit is still able to find and kill the target.

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* DarknessEqualDeath: DarknessEqualsDeath: There's one short case made to commemorate Kindaichi's 20th Anniversary with this setting. The murder happens in a recreational spot made to experience blindness and deafness by entering a room with complete darkness called "Midnight Castle". Even in such setting, the culprit is still able to find and kill the target.
14th Sep '17 2:14:53 AM Adept
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* ABNegative: The Vampire Special Case features 5 characters with Bombay blood type. One of them is the murderer, who commits the killing spree to avenge her long-lost sister, with whom she shares the blood type. The sister was believed to have been killed by her doctors so that they could sell her blood to an injured girl, also with Bombay blood type, and clear their debts. During the murderer's MotiveRant, it was discovered that the injured girl's sister ''also'' had that rare blood and died because they couldn't find any suitable supply for transfusion. Later, it was revealed that one of the doctors, [[spoiler:who is actually the sister's lover]], is also a Bombay type, and [[spoiler: the others actually intended to sell ''his'' blood, but since it wasn't enough, the sister offered her own blood]].

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* ABNegative: The Vampire Special Case features 5 characters with Bombay blood type. One of them is the murderer, who commits the killing spree to avenge her [[spoiler:her long-lost sister, with whom she sister]], who shares the same blood type. The Said sister was believed to have been killed by her doctors so that they could sell her blood to an injured girl, also with Bombay blood type, and clear their debts. During the murderer's MotiveRant, it was discovered that the The injured girl's sister ''also'' had that rare blood and but had died earlier, because they the family couldn't find any suitable supply for transfusion. Later, it was revealed that one of the doctors, [[spoiler:who is actually the sister's lover]], is also a Bombay type, and [[spoiler: the others actually intended to sell ''his'' blood, but since it wasn't enough, the sister offered her own blood]].
14th Sep '17 2:11:47 AM Adept
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** Not even this manga is saved from classic "Two people have a fight near stairs and one of them falls to their death" scenario.

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** Not even this manga is saved from The classic "Two people have a fight near stairs and one of them falls to their death" scenario.scenario often shows up in the murderer's backstory.
29th Aug '17 10:42:19 PM FarSider
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* FacialHorror:
** The FreudianExcuse of the Opera Hotel murderer is [[spoiler:that his lover was a victim of a prank by her envious fellow actresses GoneHorriblyWrong; they only wanted to scare her by burning her clothes with acid, but in her shock she stumbled onto the table where the bottle stood and caused it to fall on to her face.]]
** The modus operandi of "Jason" in the Lake Hiren murder case is to viciously slash his victims' faces with an axe until they are virtually unrecognizable. [[spoiler:This is so he can pull a FakingTheDead, substituting one of his victims for himself so he can continue his killing spree.]]


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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The villain in the Graveyard Island murders created a pretty solid alibi for himself by [[spoiler:keeping Kindaichi awake for the whole night, annoying the latter with his talking while his accomplice murders another victim while they were supposed to be keeping watch. The killer then decides to share his story with the accomplice, so she would craft an alibi of her own. The two neglect to forget the fact that each person in their group are hiding in separate ''soundproof'' bomb shelters; the second murderer would never have learned of Kindaichi's and her accomplice's conversation unless he told her. This, and Kindaichi would never even have figured there were two murderers in the first place until Kindaichi tried chasing what he knew was the murderer only to get immediately ambushed by the second one, strangling him from the back until he passed out.]]
10th Feb '17 1:59:25 AM ergeis
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* TheAce: Detective Akechi. He is a former straight-A student, Todai graduate, amateur chess player (who ranks somewhere among the world's best amateur players), trained violinist (who can play for a professional quartet), capable fencer (who once beat the national champion) and can pilot planes too. Most of these exploits can be found in his seperate series, Akechi Files series, as pretext for the murder cases happening prior to his apperance in the main series.

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* TheAce: Detective Akechi. He is a former straight-A student, Todai graduate, amateur chess player (who ranks somewhere among the world's best amateur players), trained violinist (who can play for a professional quartet), capable fencer (who once beat the national champion) and champion), can pilot planes too.and has a high enough reputation that he was once requested for a case in America. Most of these exploits can be found in his seperate series, Akechi Files series, as pretext for the murder cases happening prior to his apperance in the main series.
17th Jan '17 1:39:48 PM wentesur
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* DarknessEqualDeath: There's one short case made to commemorate Kindaichi's 20th Anniversary with this setting. The murder happens in a recreational spot made to experience blindness and deafness by entering a room with complete darkness called "Midnight Castle". Even in such setting, the culprit is still able to find and kill the target.


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* LightsOffSomebodyDies: Kindaichi Returns case "Black Spirit Hotel Murder Case" combines this trope with FallingChandelierOfDoom. In the middle of making a horror film, a chandelier falls down after a blackout occurs and kills an actress sitting below it, making people believe that the culprit is someone not present during the shoot. [[spoiler: In reality, the killer replaced the screws holding the chandelier up with an electromagnet. This way said chandelier will surely fall when blackout occurs.]]
12th Dec '16 12:10:12 AM wentesur
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* AssholeVictim : Most of the murder victims are callous jerks who caused the death of an innocent over some petty reasons. Revenge for that dead loved ones is the reason why they are targeted by the killers.

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* AssholeVictim : Most of the murder victims are callous callous, [[ItsAllABoutMe egoistical]] jerks who caused the death of an innocent over some petty reasons. Revenge for that dead loved ones is the reason why they are targeted by the killers.



** Most of the time, Kindaichi is called out to the locations due to his reputation as a detective, but he's run into his share of murders while on vacation or part-time work.
** Kenmochi got this in his first appearance in the series, having stayed at the Opera House hotel for a vacation.

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** Most of the time, Kindaichi is called out to the locations due to by his reputation as a detective, assosciates because of his skills, but he's run into his share of murders while on vacation or part-time work.
** Kenmochi got this in his first appearance in the series, having stayed at the Opera House hotel for a vacation. He also encounters cases in his free time if Kindaichi is around.



%%* ItsAllAboutMe: A lot of the {{Asshole Victim}}s behave this way.
20th Nov '16 3:29:39 PM foxley
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* MagicianDetective: Kindaichi counts although it's more of "Detective who knows some magic tricks". This knowledge is very useful in solving several impossible crimes since several tricks uses similar basic concepts as how magic performance Works.
** Yoichi Takato, Kindaichi's ArchNemesis is a unique subversion of this. He's an aspiring magician [[spoiler:who learned a few magic tricks from his mother and a lot more from his teacher abroad who became a murderer after finding out that his mother had been killed by her greedy disciples]]. After his debut, he created a lot of impossible murder cases which confuse Kindaichi and police. A straighter example comes from a spin-off ''Takato Shōnen no Jikenbo'' where he had to solve a murder case when he was in high school. In this time, he was shown giving street magic performance in a public park.
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