History YMMV / SherlockHolmes

3rd Jun '16 9:11:02 PM MagBas
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%%* UnfortunateImplications: While most examples here would be FairForItsDay, some have objected to the thuggish portrayal of a black goon in "The Three Gables", considering that Doyle handled race much more maturely in "The Yellow Face" (although, to be fair, the man in question is a ''criminal'' - if he'd been a respectable black man, Holmes would've probably been politer to him).
25th Apr '16 3:34:37 PM fearlessnikki
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* HarsherInHindsight: In-universe. At the end of the first movie. Irene tease Holmes that he'll miss her which he agrees. Then came the opening of the second movie and Holmes later learning of her fate...
* HoYay: Already a major part of fanon regarding Holmes and Watson, but the movies intentionally play it up as much as they can. Check HoYay.SherlockHolmes for extensive details.

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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In-universe. At the end of the first movie. Irene tease Holmes that he'll miss her which he agrees. Then came the opening of the second movie and Holmes later learning of her fate...
** Irene also drugs him in the first film, and he doesn't realise at first. [[spoiler: She dies by drinking poisoned tea]].
* HoYay: HilariousInHindsight: Stephen Fry flirted with Hugh Laurie on ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie''. Laurie went on to play Series/{{House}} (who was based very heavily on Holmes), and Stephen Fry went on to play Mycroft. [[{{Squick}} Does that make it incest?]]
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Already a major part of fanon regarding Holmes and Watson, but the movies intentionally play it up as much as they can. Check HoYay.SherlockHolmes for extensive details.
20th Feb '16 10:12:47 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* MagnificentBastard: Moriarty is one of the most iconic. Sherlock has damn good reason to call him "The Napoleon of Crime."
12th Feb '16 4:24:25 PM priestessofdan
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** Mycroft Holmes. Holmes scholar Ronald A. Knox takes his blundering in "The Greek Interpreter,'' despite his intelligence, as proof that Mycroft was secretly a criminal in league with not only the villains of "The Greek Interpreter'' but with Moriarty as well, and that he acted as a double-agent on behalf of his brother.

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** Mycroft Holmes. Holmes scholar Ronald A. Knox takes his blundering in "The Greek Interpreter,'' Interpreter," despite his intelligence, as proof that Mycroft was secretly a criminal in league with not only the villains of "The Greek Interpreter'' but with Moriarty as well, and that he acted as a double-agent on behalf of his brother.
12th Feb '16 4:20:44 PM priestessofdan
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** Mycroft Holmes. Holmes Scholar Ronald A. Knox's takes his blundering in "The Greek Interperter'' despite his intelligence as proof that Mycroft was secretly a criminal in leauge with not only the villains of "The Greek Interperter'' but with Moriarty as well, and that he acted as a double-agent on behalf of his brother.
** Even outside of shipping circles, some interpret Holmes disinterest in women coupled with his intense relationship with Watson as him being a closeted homosexual. See Hoyay for the evidence supporting this.

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** Mycroft Holmes. Holmes Scholar scholar Ronald A. Knox's Knox takes his blundering in "The Greek Interperter'' Interpreter,'' despite his intelligence intelligence, as proof that Mycroft was secretly a criminal in leauge league with not only the villains of "The Greek Interperter'' Interpreter'' but with Moriarty as well, and that he acted as a double-agent on behalf of his brother.
** Even outside of shipping circles, some interpret Holmes disinterest in women coupled with his intense relationship with Watson as him being a closeted homosexual. See Hoyay HoYay for the evidence supporting this.
7th Feb '16 6:10:50 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: Of the "Holmes" stories, either the short story collection ''The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'' or the novel ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'' tend to be praised as the finest examples.
26th Nov '15 3:16:45 PM LondonKdS
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** In the run-up to the film's release, Downey trolled the media by making remarks in an interview implying that the film would have heavy homoeroticism between Holmes and Watson, making it sound as if they might even end up shagging on screen. This provoked at least one conservative pundit to publicly show his total ignorance of the existence of {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s.
19th Nov '15 2:45:35 AM thecouchwitch
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** Even outside of shipping circles, some interpret Holmes disinterest in women coupled with his intense relationship with Watson as him being a closeted homosexual. See Hoyay for the evidence supporting this.
18th Nov '15 9:42:22 PM RAMChYLD
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* TorchTheFranchiseAndRun: The reason for the downer ending in ''The Final Problem''. Doyle had simply got tired of writing Sherlock Holmes stories and wanted to move on to do historical novels. He managed to ignore the backlash for a decade before going back to writing Sherlock Holmes book when it became clear that his historical novels just aren't selling, but not before producing the classic that is ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'' two years before returning to writing ''Sherlock Holmes'' stories full time.

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* TorchTheFranchiseAndRun: The reason for the downer ending in ''The Final Problem''. Doyle had simply got tired of writing Sherlock Holmes stories and wanted to move on to do historical novels. He managed to ignore the backlash for a decade before going back to writing Sherlock Holmes book stories when it became clear that his historical novels just aren't selling, but not before producing the classic that is ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'' two years before returning to writing ''Sherlock Holmes'' stories full time.
18th Nov '15 9:41:24 PM RAMChYLD
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* TorchTheFranchiseAndRun: The reason for the downer ending in ''The Final Problem''. Doyle had simply got tired of writing Sherlock Holmes stories and wanted to move on to do historical novels. He managed to ignore the backlash for a decade before going back to writing Sherlock Holmes book when it became clear that his historical novels just aren't selling, but not before producing the classic that is ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'' two years before returning to writing ''Sherlock Holmes'' stories full time.
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