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Detective
Detective infobox

Japanese Name

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Romanized Name

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Nickname(s)/Alias(es)

Detective (刑事 Keiji)

Debut

Chapter 1 (light novel 5);
Chapter 10 (manga)

Voice actor

N/A

Status

Alive

The detective is introduced in the Timetable story, chasing after the escaped prisoner Gloucester Jiryis. He was involved in a train tragedy caused by the murderer.

Background[]

The detective was tasked to recapture Jiryis, a murderer who escaped prison and went aboard a train that runs on the Highland Railway starting at the capital. He knew that the criminal had experience working on a mountain railway. Nonetheless, even after interrogating all the passengers, the detective was unable to find his target, since he was hiding in the driver’s compartment, disguised as an engineer. Jiryis eventually felt threatened and destroyed the brake system of the locomotive and raised its steam output. The detective never caught the escaped prisoner and, moreover, was involved in the derailment caused by the criminal.[1]

Personality[]

Skepticism is the only characteristic associated with the detective. He finds hard to believe that Hayling came from the future to prevent a train tragedy. The detective even suspects Hayling as the murderer who broke prison or as one of his accomplices.[1]

Appearance[]

The large man is said to have the atmosphere of a detective. He wears a hunting cap and has a severe expression.[1] The manga depicts him as a man with a stubble and a receding dark hair, wearing an overcoat, a white shirt and a dark tie. He carries a revolver in the adaptation.[2]

Plot[]

Detective Heizer

Hayling is restrained by the detective.

Hugh, Dalian and Hayling traveled twelve years into the past using the power granted by the Timetable. The detective, who boarded the train to recapture the murderer Jiryis, quickly restrains Hayling, pushing his head against the floor. Hayling was aiming to stop the train and prevent a tragic event, but the detective suspects him of being at least an accomplice of the escaped prisoner. The detective confiscates the Timetable as evidence of a possible crime. Hugh tries to reason with him, telling him to let Hayling go, but the officer is unrelenting. The detective only concedes and releases Hayling when KK deduces where the real criminal is.

The child suggests that Jiryis may be hiding in the driver’s compartment, since every passenger had already been interrogated. The detective is aware that the criminal had worked on a mountain railway in the past, so there’s a chance that he can be acting as an engineer. The discovery was too late, however, because Jiryis had already destroyed the brake system and the regulating valve of the locomotive, dooming everyone to a tragedy. Fortunately, Hayling heads to the driver’s compartment, decided to stop the vehicle no matter what, even if he needs to surrender his life. Meanwhile, the detective explains the situation to the passengers.[1]

In the manga, the detective shoots at Hayling to stop him from running amok. Then, when the officer touches the Timetable, the Phantom Book goes out of control, releasing a harmful dark magic. Hayling manages to close the Phantom Book and save the detective from being consumed by its power. When the detective regained consciousness, the fireman had already left to the driver’s compartment. In this adaptation, the detective is the one who used the speaking tube to check the engineer's identity, resulting in Jiryis destroying the break system of the locomotive.[2]

Timetable Curse

The Timetable rejects the detective.

Trivia[]

  • Oliver Grosseteste is another detective who wears a hunting cap and has severe expression. It's uncertain if they are the same character.[3]
    • A deerstalker is a type of cap that is typically worn in rural areas, often for hunting. Because of the cap's popular association with Sherlock Holmes, it has become stereotypical headgear for a detective.[4]

References[]

Characters

Biblioprincesses

Dalian - Flamberge - Rasiel

Key-keepers

Hugh Anthony Disward - Hal Kamhout - Professor

Recurring characters

The Girl in the Bookshelf - Wesley Disward - Kamilla Sauer Keynes - Jessica Elphinstone - Shura Irmania - Armand Jeremiah - The Perennial Wisdom's Owner - Oliver Grosseteste - Mithril - Hugh's mother - Hugh's father - Natalia - Hal's beloved - Miss Roedean

Creatures and machines

Atlantic Rim - Automaton - Beast of Ashwell - Book of Royal Power - Branches of Relationship - Broken Wings - Dantalian - Dead Book - Ghost train - Golem - Guignols - Guillemot - Heath - House-elf - Kasuruhau - Logbook - Loge's giant - Musical automaton - Pioneer Plant - The Harlequinade's creatures - Ras Alhague monster - Scarlet Robe - Sea devils - Steam Giant - The Queen of the Night - W Machine - Winged women - Wooden dolls - Zombies

Dalian Days

Priscilla Riley - Cecil Patreina - Margaret Manschwell

Others

Male Characters - Female Characters
Phantom Book Users - Deceased Characters
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