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* MirrorCharacter: Parallels are drawn between Holmes and Lupin -- both are well off, highly skilled gentlemen who do what they do mainly as a way to stave off boredom.



* NotSoDifferent: Parallels are drawn between Holmes and Lupin -- both are well off, highly skilled gentlemen who do what they do mainly as a way to stave off boredom.


In 1905 French author Maurice Leblanc, a contemporary of Sir Creator/ArthurConanDoyle, introduced his audience to Literature/ArseneLupin, GentlemanThief extraordinaire, a character who would go on to have as much success and renown in the non-English speaking world as Doyle's own creation, detective SherlockHolmes.

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In 1905 French author Maurice Leblanc, a contemporary of Sir Creator/ArthurConanDoyle, introduced his audience to Literature/ArseneLupin, GentlemanThief extraordinaire, a character who would go on to have as much success and renown in the non-English speaking world as Doyle's own creation, detective SherlockHolmes.
Literature/SherlockHolmes.

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* MultipleEndings: Two, depending on Holmes' final deduction:
** Holmes Wins: [[spoiler:While Watson and the entire London police force have a sting operation at Big Ben following Lupin's very obvious clue, Holmes realises Lupin's true goal and confronts him at the Tower of London, foiling his theft of the Crown Jewels. [[GracefulLoser Lupin admits defeat]] and willingly leaves empty-handed.]]
** [[TheBadGuyWins Lupin Wins]]: [[spoiler:Falling for Lupin's obvious final clue, a sting operation is held at Big Ben to catch him, only for nothing to happen. It's later revealed that he was actually breaking into the Tower of London at the time and successfully stole the Crown Jewels with literally no resistance. Holmes and Watson become estranged, the former even retires due to being crushed by defeat, and Lestrade is demoted to traffic duty.]]


* IdiotBall: Poor Watson does not have his best week. Wanting to avoid letting Holmes know the press is apparently on the scent of the thefts is understandable. [[spoiler:When that same reporter's name is an blindingly obvious anagram of said thief's name? Ohh, Watson...]]

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* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: In the end, neither Holmes or Watson choose to document this adventure, as [[spoiler:due to Lupin's game and conditioning, he nearly was able to frame Holmes and Watson as his accomplices in the ultimate theft of the Crown Jewels due to manipulating them into sending the police on a wild goose chase and had he succeeded, both would've been held for treason. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Also, Watson would've really not wanted to recount selling Holmes' Order of the Legion of Honour.]]]]
* IdiotBall: Poor Watson does not have his best week. Wanting to avoid letting Holmes know the press is apparently on the scent of the thefts is understandable. [[spoiler:When that same reporter's name is an blindingly obvious anagram of said thief's name? Ohh, Watson...]]



* ShoutOut: There's a statuette of Cthulhu sitting on a filing cabinet at 221B Baker Street, and the Necronomicon shows up in the reading room of the British Museum.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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There's a statuette of Cthulhu sitting on a filing cabinet at 221B Baker Street, and the Necronomicon shows up in the reading room of the British Museum.



* ShownTheirWork: For starters, just try looking at every single item in the art gallery.

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* ShownTheirWork: ShownTheirWork:
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For starters, just try looking at every single item in the art gallery.



* SignificantAnagram: [[spoiler:Piers U. Alenn.]] Although, come on, it's ''barely'' a spoiler.

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* SignificantAnagram: Most of the aliases Lupin uses are anagrams of "Arsene Lupin", such as [[spoiler:Piers U. Alenn.]] Although, come on, it's ''barely'' Alenn]].
* TerribleArtist: Most of Horace Velmont's work is downright awful, aside from [[spoiler:a self-portrait of Lupin who painted over it with
a spoiler.
removable watercolour of his Horace alias.]]


* ContinuityNod: Both to the original canon, and the previous game, ''[[VideoGame/SherlockHolmesTheAwakened The Awakened]]''. Watson is shown to still be suffering from the BadDreams that case brought on.

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* ContinuityNod: Both to the original canon, and the previous game, ''[[VideoGame/SherlockHolmesTheAwakened The Awakened]]''. Watson is shown to still be suffering from the BadDreams nightmares that case brought on.


* DidDoTheResearch: [[spoiler:While investigating the art museum Lupin's promised to rob, you meet an artist named Horace Velmont who later turns out to have been Lupin in disguise. Those who've read the Arsène Lupin stories will already know that was one of his aliases.]]



* SignificantAnagram: [[spoiler:Piers U. Alenn]]. Although, come on, it's ''barely'' a spoiler.

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** [[spoiler:While investigating the art museum Lupin's promised to rob, you meet an artist named Horace Velmont who later turns out to have been Lupin in disguise. Those who've read the Arsène Lupin stories will already know that was one of his aliases.]]
* SignificantAnagram: [[spoiler:Piers U. Alenn]]. Alenn.]] Although, come on, it's ''barely'' a spoiler.


It's also the source of the infamous [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13YlEPwOfmk Creepy Watson]] video.



* NintendoHard: The puzzels/hints that Lupin leaves behind can get ridiculously obscure.
* NotSoDifferent: Parallels are drawn between Holmes and Lupin -- both are well off, highly skilled gentlemen who do what they do mainly as a way to stave off bordeom.

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* NintendoHard: The puzzels/hints puzzles/hints that Lupin leaves behind can get ridiculously obscure.
* NotSoDifferent: Parallels are drawn between Holmes and Lupin -- both are well off, highly skilled gentlemen who do what they do mainly as a way to stave off bordeom.boredom.


* ContinuityNod: Both to the original canon, and the previous game, ''The Awakened''. Watson is shown to still be suffering from the BadDreams that case brought on and the Cthulhu statuette is still sitting on a filing cabinet in the corner of Baker Street.

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* ContinuityNod: Both to the original canon, and the previous game, ''The Awakened''. ''[[VideoGame/SherlockHolmesTheAwakened The Awakened]]''. Watson is shown to still be suffering from the BadDreams that case brought on and the on.
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Cthulhu statuette is still sitting on a filing cabinet in the corner of Baker Street.Street with Watson complaining that Mrs. Hudson still hasn't chucked that thing in the bin.


* ContinuityNod: Both to the original canon, and the previous game, ''The Awakened''. Watson is shown to still be suffering from the BadDreams that case brought on.

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* ContinuityNod: Both to the original canon, and the previous game, ''The Awakened''. Watson is shown to still be suffering from the BadDreams that case brought on.on and the Cthulhu statuette is still sitting on a filing cabinet in the corner of Baker Street.

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[[caption-width-right:350:The GreatDetective Versus The GentlemanThief]]

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** One of the clues Lupin leaves for Holmes is a musical score for a song called "Return" by a quartet known as the [[Franchise/TheBeatles Scarabs]].
-->"Return! Return! Return from whence you went!"


* ThePrankster: Lupin's method of thievery involves a good deal of this. For example, when stealing from the National Gallery, he doesn't just make off with his chosen canvas but also stops to take down and replace countless others with the garish paintings of a French artist. [[AndThatsTerrible "What horrors!"]]

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* ThePrankster: Lupin's method of thievery involves a good deal of this. For example, when stealing from the National Gallery, he doesn't just make off with his chosen canvas but also stops to take down and replace countless others with the garish paintings of a French artist. [[AndThatsTerrible "What horrors!"]] horrors!"]]
* ShoutOut: There's a statuette of Cthulhu sitting on a filing cabinet at 221B Baker Street, and the Necronomicon shows up in the reading room of the British Museum.
** Holmes uses flash photography to stun a bat; the resulting photograph (which somehow appears instantly, like a Polaroid) shows the bat's shadow on the wall looking just like the [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bat-Signal]]. When Holmes wonders what to do with the photo, someone suggests he give it to the camera's owner, Sergeant Wayne.


Naturally, when you have the detective's Detective on one side of the channel, and the most gentlemanly of thieves on the other, crossovers are not just considered but inevitable.

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Naturally, when you have the detective's Detective on one side of the channel, and the most gentlemanly of thieves on the other, crossovers are not just considered but inevitable. \n [[note]]Indeed, as Leblanc himself wrote ''Arsene Lupin vs. [[CaptainErsatz Herlock Sholmes]]'' in 1908. [[/note]]


Naturally, when you have the detective's Detective on one side of the pond, and the most gentlemanly of thieves on the other, crossovers are not just considered but inevitable.

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Naturally, when you have the detective's Detective on one side of the pond, channel, and the most gentlemanly of thieves on the other, crossovers are not just considered but inevitable.



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: During a discussion with a resident of Buckingham Palace, Holmes lists off a long list of reasons to fear Lupin, noting his skill and fiendish, ending with:

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: During a discussion with a resident of Buckingham Palace, Holmes lists off a long list of reasons to fear Lupin, noting his skill and fiendish, fiendishness, ending with:



* CriminalMindGames: The Game. Lupin leaves numerous clues at each crime scene that hint towards where he's going to strike next. Holmes notes that he must have been preparing his thefts for months, given the amount of preparation that has gone into laying the breadcrumbs. [[spoiler: There actually a distraction and not playing Lupin's game is the key to figuring out the real final heist.]]

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* CriminalMindGames: The Game. Lupin leaves numerous clues at each crime scene that hint towards where he's going to strike next. Holmes notes that he must have been preparing his thefts for months, given the amount of preparation that has gone into laying the breadcrumbs. [[spoiler: There They're actually a distraction and not playing Lupin's game is the key to figuring out the real final heist.]]

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* ShownTheirWork: For starters, just try looking at every single item in the art gallery.

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