History WMG / SherlockHolmes

29th Oct '17 11:00:12 AM Parthidens
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*** There's also the fact that Mycroft was a founding member of the Diogenes Club, which sounds like it was built for people who struggle with sensory overload.
30th Sep '17 4:36:47 AM alchixinren
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[[WMG: "The Hound of the Baskervilles" never happened in reality.]]
I can't claim credit for this as this is suggested right at the very end of ''VideoGame/SherlockHolmesVersusJackTheRipper'', but one set of potential dates for the Hound case is October-November 1888...which is very conveniently when the Ripper killings and investigation were at their frenzied height. It seems inconceivable that a case of such magnitude and public concern would fail to enter Holmes's purview, and the game suggests that he ''did'' investigate the killings, finally apprehending the Ripper himself [[spoiler:, a Jewish butcher wishing vengeance against both his community and the prostitutes who gave him and his children syphilis]]. As the potential fallout[[note]]nothing short of massive pogroms against the Jewish community[[/note]] was too monstrous to bear, Holmes orders Watson to hush the whole matter up, and invent a story placing them as far out of London as possible, chasing a spectral hound with glowing breath.
22nd May '17 9:38:48 PM PaulA
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* Why can't he? Spock says in an EU novel ''Ishmael'' that he's descended from Aaron Stemple and Biddy Cloom, 19th-century Earth humans.

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* Why can't he? Spock says in an EU novel ''Ishmael'' ''Literature/{{Ishmael|1985}}'' that he's descended from Aaron Stemple and Biddy Cloom, 19th-century Earth humans.
26th Feb '17 6:49:14 AM EmpDre
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** Would that mean he was willing to let the mentally unstable foreigner get hanged? That would be out of character for him as for all of the murders he let's go free, he always warns that if there's a chance some innocent party gets the blame, then he will reveal the truth.
26th Feb '17 6:28:26 AM EmpDre
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* Not sure about the inuniverse timeline but he does state very clearly that he would have (quite unlawfully) killed one guy who shot Watson in a story published after The Final Solution. And even before the Final Solution the only criminal he indirectly killed was done by sending a snake back through a secret tunnel, most definitely done with the intention of self preservation rather than murder.
4th Feb '17 10:35:06 PM MadAnthony94
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[[WMG: The Baker Street Irregulars grow up to be various other prominent fictional detectives]]
Though not many of their backstories are in line with growing up an urchin in London, perhaps indicating that some of them have assumed identities and fabricated pasts. Miss Marple? Lord Peter Wimsey? Roderick Alleyn? Who can say?
3rd Feb '17 8:20:37 PM MadAnthony94
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* Building on that, the Diogenes Club is for former members of the Baker Street Irregulars who now put their talents to work on an international stage.
2nd Feb '17 5:34:28 AM benda
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* Even more amazing is the fact that this essay by ''[[Literature/NeroWolfe Rex Stout]]'' was translated into Russian language which even has a different ''[[UsefulNotes/CyrillicAlphabet alphabet]]'' - and the translator still managed to concoct a mathematical proof (admittedly different from Stout's) that supported Stout's thesis! Make of that whatever you wish.
30th Jan '17 5:59:54 PM MadAnthony94
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[[WMG: Tying into the above: Mycroft has confiscated those of Watson's journals that are deemed threats to government secrecy]]
Presumably including all the {{Paranormal Episode}}s and the crossovers.


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[[WMG: In "The Greek Interpreter", Mycroft was ''trying'' to get the title interpreter killed]]
Mycroft, supposedly smarter than his younger brother, leaves an unremarkable impression in his first appearance when he makes an obvious tactical blunder that jeopardizes the life of a witness. This makes it a bit hard to believe he's really all that smart... unless it was his intention for this to happen the entire time. Perhaps the interpreter was privy to certain secrets that Mycroft couldn't allow to come to light, or he may have had some other purpose.
30th Jan '17 3:41:28 PM MadAnthony94
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Their father was a country squire: the eldest son would presumably inherit the estate. Mycroft is lazy and deeply solitary - he'd like nothing more than to bury himself in a lonely country house. Yet he lives in London and has a job. So either there's another brother we never meet, or the family hit some disaster and lost all their money. The former is consistent with Watson not knowing about Mycroft until the plot requires them to meet; the latter is consistent with the above WMG about Holmes having little formal education and a past as a labourer.

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Their father was a country squire: the eldest son would presumably inherit the estate. Mycroft is lazy and deeply solitary - he'd like nothing more than to bury himself in a lonely country house. Yet he lives in London and has a job. So either there's another brother we never meet, or the family hit some disaster and lost all their money. The former is consistent with Watson not knowing about Mycroft until the plot requires them to meet; the latter is consistent with the above WMG about Holmes having little formal education and a past as a labourer.
laborer.


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[[WMG: Literature/NeroWolfe is Sherlock Holmes' son]]
Okay, not original, but still a hypothesis worthy of investigation. Probably while in hiding after ''The Final Problem'', Sherlock Holmes bumped into Irene Adler (or, who knows, some other woman) while in Montenegro (thus, Wolfe can fairly claim to be Montenegrin in origin). Neither parent was there to raise him, but at some point his uncle Mycroft learned of his existence and, perhaps after Sherlock's death and feeling some obligation to his brother's memory, arranged for young Wolfe to be brought to England and became involved in his upbringing. Wolfe's hinted-at past of adventure is likely due to his role as an agent in whatever government organization Mycroft is in charge of. After he tired of adventure, Wolfe settled down in America and gradually came to resemble his adoptive father (possibly retreating into creature comforts after becoming disillusioned with the active life).
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