Luke Pearce

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Quote

"There are cases that I can't crack...such as you."

General

Gender Male
Age (when met) 24[1]
Birthday December 5[1]
Height 180 cm[2][1]
Blood Type O[1]
Occupation Private Investigator[3]

Voice Actors

CHS

金弦 (Jīn Xián; Titus Jin)[3]

CHT

陳宏宇 (Chén Hóngyǔ)

JP

梶裕貴 (Kaji Yuki)[4]

KR

김지율 (Kim Jiyul)
Name in Other Language(s)

Chinese 夏彦 (Xià Yàn)

Japanese 水無瀬夏彦 (Minase Natsuhiko)

Korean 강혁 (Gang Hyeok)

General[edit | edit source]

Being reunited with you is the most wonderful thing that's happened to me.
I never thought we'd be reunited here and now.
This photo album holds our childhood memories. Many of its pages remain blank, waiting to be filled.
Even if this is a prank played by fate, every second with you is precious to me.
Before the mystery's solved...
"Please, just give me a little more time..."[5]

A professional private investigator who's always a step behind when it comes to love.

A dear coral eyed[6] childhood friend. Though it has been so long, they are finally reunited. During the eight years he was away from Stellis City, our Main Character (MC) doesn't know what he's been up to, but he's learnt many skills including: tracking, sniping, fighting, tactical driving, and wilderness survival skills... skills useful for a private investigator. No matter the job, he will complete it cleanly and excellently under the eyes of the law. In the past, MC had thought he would be a scientist. With his intelligence, it would not be a problem to go in this direction... But, maybe something unknown occurred that altered the career shift[3].

An outgoing private investigator who brings light and hope to everyone around him. He's able to complete all kinds of jobs without breaking a sweat. There's almost nothing he's not good at... except for expressing his love for the girl he grew up with... and cooking! After being reunited after many years of separation, deep down, Luke is still the same old cheery but shy boy.[7][8]

Background[edit | edit source]

Luke is described as an exceptionally bright, talented youth and childhood friend of the Main Character (MC). His mother was best friends with the MC's mother, so when Luke's parents died so early in his life that he can't remember them,[9] he was taken in and essentially raised by the MC's parents.[10] He went to school with the MC all the way from kindergarten to age 16.[11] Luke was a top student at school, attending national and international competitions such as the International Biology Olympiad in Prague,[12] and he was granted early acceptance into the prestigious National Central University. He was promptly recruited into a closed confidential national project, but the experiment disallowed any outside communication and he lost contact with the MC. He returned immediately after the project ended, but he did not contact the MC due to being busy with his work.

After graduating with a Master's in Bioengineering, Luke decided to pursue his dream of becoming a detective and opened Pearce Private Investigations. He also is the owner of Time's Antiquities, an antique store that serves as a front to his PI business.

He currently lives in a three-story house his parents left him, where the first story is Time's Antiquities, the second floor is his private investigation business, and the third floor is his residence. Luke also has a pet myna bird named Peanut, who is professionally trained and is highly intelligent.[13]

Personality and Interests[edit | edit source]

When he was a child, Luke dreamed of becoming a hero, making a charming appearance in times of need and beating all the bad guys. As he grew up, though, he realized heroes aren't always charming and glamorous and are often a mess instead. However, he still holds true to the heroic ideal of protecting those who need protecting[14] and tries to keep his focus on what good he can add to the world rather than be paralyzed by his inability to keep up with criminals who always seem a step ahead.[15]

Luke notes that his most treasured possession is a limited edition Sherlock Holmes box, in which he stores treasured possessions such as competition gold medals and models, which the MC's parents bought for him when he was five years old. He still calls the MC his "Watson" as a callback to their detective games while growing up.[11] Luke has been noted by the MC to have a habit of sitting on dirty floors[16] and has always kept his personal space an organized mess he calls "The Luke Storage Method" despite his ability to keep an acceptable appearance in public.[17] He has a high level of admiration for journalists who, like investigators, live for the truth and put their lives on the line to learn and expose it.[18] Luke is a diligent note-taker, and his habit of including his own remarks and complaints on the right side of the pages persists from his days as a student into adulthood,[19] as does his habit of idly scribbling in margins.[20]

Luke's personality in work-related matters is very different from that of his personal life; as an instructor, he's especially stern and cold, willing to frustrate his charges with unfair situations until they speak up and learn not to tolerate such treatment.[21]

Luke's hobbies, interests, and skills include:

  • First Aid: Using a home first aid kit that has small surgical tools in addition to the usual supplies, Luke is able to clean, stitch, and dress many of his own wounds at home, without anesthetic, rather than explain his NSB-related activities to a hospital.[22]
  • Food and Drink: Luke is an unskilled chef, and his tastes tend toward "low-brow" items like street food, burgers, and chili fries. However, in the course of his work, he has become a skilled bartender[23] and a certified barista[24].
  • Language: In addition to his native language, Luke has been shown to understand German.[25]
  • Martial Arts: Luke has been in martial arts training since he was a child. As an adult, he is familiar with many kinds of firearms, as well as Krav Maga.[26]
  • Repair and invention: Luke is highly skilled with inventions, handicrafts, and other fine detail work. He's able to quickly repair a variety of items and create delicate physical crafts; one item he's especially proud of is an engagement ring with a heart-shaped ruby and ring of melee diamonds.[27]
  • Sports: Luke was skilled enough at soccer as a child that other children's parents sometimes threatened their children by saying Luke wouldn't teach them soccer anymore. He never joined the soccer team, believing if he joined one, other team coaches, such as those for volleyball or basketball, would also pursue him. Despite this, he's maintained his skills into adulthood.[28]
  • Tactics: Whether on the battlefield or in more personal situations such as stalking and coercing information from a target, Luke has a variety of tactics at his disposal to go unnoticed (such as quick changes[29]) or cause precise pain (such as knowledge of anatomy and joint limits[30]) intended to get what he needs without more damage than needed. Additionally, he has become adept in several skills to suit various social situations, such as darts and billiards, claiming to be undefeated for years in each.[23]
  • Technology: From bugs and surveillance[31] to programming and hacking[32] to restoration of computer hardware such as cameras and USB drives, Luke has mastered many types of technology. Some of his creations include technological applications such as a highly accurate OCR application,[16] an earring with functional GPS and microphone,[33] or a chibi keychain that functions as an alarm with increased volume and durability.[34]

Story[edit | edit source]

Very shortly after entering university, Luke accidentally got involved with a transnational case, which caught the attention of the National Security Bureau; he was recruited and spent most of the following eight years earning his degree from NSB instructors rather than attending university. The "secret project" discussed above was merely a cover story for his entry into the NSB.[35] Luke has never failed a mission during his time with the NSB.[36]

During a mission with the NSB, Luke was gravely injured by a toxic gas attack;[27] while his life was saved, he received medicine contaminated with an unidentified and harmful component during treatment. With what freedom the NSB grants him, Luke pursues the medicine's origin, which has led him back to Stellis on the trail of NXX.[35] As a result of his exposure to this contaminant, Luke is suffering from a degenerative condition affecting his nervous system, organs, and mental state; his physician estimates he has 3 years and 2 months left to live.[37] It's for this reason Luke tried to avoid reconnecting with the MC on his return to Stellis.

As of Episode 9: Grey Frontier, Luke's illness has progressed to intermittent loss of control in his right arm, bouts of coughing and severe pain, and episodes of paranoia.[38]

Day Schedule[edit | edit source]

Work Itinerary—Luke Pearce.jpeg

"It's not that I don't want to sleep more, it's just that..."

Aside from detective work, sometimes interesting commissions are received. Luke's week days are very regular. Everyday, he does morning run, evening run, and it looks like he wakes up very early... It is unknown how many secrets he has hidden in his diary.[39]

Workday
Phone Unavailable icon.png 05:30-05:44 Wake up and take medicine
Phone Unavailable icon.png 05:45-06:29 Morning run after a warm-up
Phone Available icon.png 06:30-07:59 Prepare a healthy breakfast. Make a work schedule
Phone Unavailable icon.png 08:00-11:29 Open shop, accept work requests, or upgrade gadgets
Phone Available icon.png 11:30-12:29 Have a simple lunch (or grab a bite on the way)
Phone Unavailable icon.png 12:30-13:29 Open shop and accept work requests
Phone Unavailable icon.png 13:30-14:29 Do field investigations and repair works at Antique Shop
Phone Available icon.png 14:30-16:29 Handle work requests and field investigations
Phone Unavailable icon.png 16:30-17:29 Do field investigations and meet up with clients
Phone Available icon.png 17:30-17:59 Organize investigation documents
Phone Available icon.png 18:00-20:29 Buy dinner and wrap up the work
Phone Unavailable icon.png 20:30-21:29 Evening run
Phone Available icon.png 21:30-22:59 Write diary and relax
Phone Unavailable icon.png 23:00-00:00 Wash up and prepare for bed
Day Off
Phone Unavailable icon.png 05:30-05:44 Wake up and have a simple breakfast
Phone Unavailable icon.png 05:45-06:59 Morning run after a warm-up
Phone Available icon.png 07:00-07:59 Prepare to open shop
Phone Available icon.png 08:00-09:59 Accept work requests or read novels
Phone Unavailable icon.png 10:00-11:29 Accept requests or out for field investigation
Phone Available icon.png 11:30-11:59 Sort out past jobs or read novels
Phone Available icon.png 12:00-12:29 Out for meal
Phone Available icon.png 12:30-13:29 Return to shop or do inventions
Phone Unavailable icon.png 13:30-14:29 Accept requests or out for field investigation
Phone Available icon.png 14:30-16:59 Accept requests or repair antiques
Phone Unavailable icon.png 17:00-17:59 Accept requests or out shopping
Phone Available icon.png 18:00-18:29 Out for meal
Phone Available icon.png 18:30-20:29 Return and tidy up the shop
Phone Unavailable icon.png 20:30-21:29 Evening run
Phone Available icon.png 21:30-22:59 Write diary and relax
Phone Unavailable icon.png 23:00-00:00 Wash up and prepare for bed

Organization(s)[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • List of gadgets and items used
    • Smart terminal (watch)[40]
    • Handy Analyser Mark IV: Portable chemical analyser that can identify common chemical substances. Augmented by Luke[41]
    • Magnetic powder for lifting fingerprints[41]
    • Tablet[41]
    • Toolkit[42]
    • Recording pen[2]
    • Military binoculars[36]
    • Tranquilizer gun[36]
    • Medicine case with syringes and muscle relaxants[43]
  • Luke's scent is described as sweet, like sunshine after rain.[20]

Translation Notes[edit | edit source]

  • In Chinese, Luke's name is 夏彦 (Xià Yàn)
    • Surname 夏 means Summer and is the same character used to write "Sherlock" (夏洛克 - Xià Luòkè)
    • First name 彦 can mean accomplished or elegant
  • In Chinese, Peanut's name is 花生 (Huāshēng)
    • This is a pun on the typical writing of "Watson" which is 华生 (Huáshēng).
    • While English (Peanut) and Korean (땅콩아) translate the name literally, Japanese opts to localize the pun by calling the bird "Mr. Jon" (Mr.ジョン) for John Watson.

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