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'''Appearances:''' ''Film/{{Sherlock Holmes|2009}}'' [[note]]voice-only[[/note]] | ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows''

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'''Appearances:''' ''Film/{{Sherlock Holmes|2009}}'' [[note]]voice-only[[/note]] [[note]][[TheFaceless Only in shadow]][[/note]] | ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows''



** Unlike Holmes or Watson, Moriarty wasn't noted to be a man of action. The movies give him an extensive boxing background.

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** Unlike Holmes or Watson, Moriarty wasn't noted to be a man of action. The movies give him an extensive action in Doyle's books. Here, he was a boxing background.champion during his studies at Cambridge, and Holmes concedes that he's physically no match for Moriarty.



* GeniusBruiser: Was Cambridge's boxing champion in his youth.

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* GeniusBruiser: Was Cambridge's He's a world-renowned Mathematics professor at Cambridge and was the university's boxing champion in his youth.


* FoodSlap: She splashes Sherlock in the face with wine when he deduces her previous engagement.

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* FoodSlap: She splashes Sherlock in the face with wine when he deduces her previous engagement.engagement, and spins it like [[GoldDigger she dumped the first fiancé for not being rich enough]] ''in front of Watson''. She didn't, and he died.

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* TunelessSongOfMadness: Thoroughly demonstrates his psychopathy by singing along with Schubert's ''Die Forelle'' just before torturing Sherlock.


* AntagonisticOffspring: [[spoiler:Heís Sir Thomas Rotheramís son, and wishes to exploit the secrets of the Temple of the Four Orders for his own ends. About halfway through the second film, he kills his father and seizes control]].



* TheJuggernaut: Played with. He doesn't shrug off everything Holmes and Watson throw at him, but he does it often enough that they have to resort to CombatPragmatist tactics in place of straightforward strength.

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* TheJuggernaut: Played with. He doesn't shrug off everything Holmes and Watson throw at him, but he does it often enough that they have to resort to CombatPragmatist tactics in place of straightforward strength.strength (and Dredger can play CombatPragmatist just as well as they can if the shipyard fight is any indication).



* CopKiller: Late in the first film, he guns down a cop in the sewers and steals a part of the cyanide machine.



* VisionaryVillain: Moriarty foresaw the rise of the war economy, and is angling to occupy the ground floor.



* VisionaryVillain: Moriarty foresaw the rise of the war economy, and is angling to occupy the ground floor.



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Throughout the film, he kills those who are no longer useful to Moriarty, such as Dr. Hoffmanstahl, Alfred Meinhard, and Rene Heron.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Throughout the film, he kills itís his job to kill those who are no longer useful to Moriarty, such as Dr. Hoffmanstahl, Alfred Meinhard, and Rene Heron.


* AgentScully: Sherlock acknowledges the possibility of supernatural involvement, but believe that magic or the supernatural is the correct explanation, [[spoiler: which is why he spends the last few minutes of the first film to provide practical solutions to Blackwood defeating his own execution.]]

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* AgentScully: Sherlock acknowledges the possibility of supernatural involvement, but does not believe that magic or the supernatural is the correct explanation, [[spoiler: which is why he spends the last few minutes of the first film to provide practical solutions to Blackwood defeating his own execution.]]


* AgentScully: Sherlock does not believe in magic or the supernatural, [[spoiler: which is why he spends the last few minutes of the first film to provide practical solutions to Blackwood defeating his own execution.]]

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* AgentScully: Sherlock does not acknowledges the possibility of supernatural involvement, but believe in that magic or the supernatural, supernatural is the correct explanation, [[spoiler: which is why he spends the last few minutes of the first film to provide practical solutions to Blackwood defeating his own execution.]]


* YouCheatingHeart: He mentions he had a wife, but at some point he also had sex with another woman in a ceremony where Lord Blackwood was conceived.

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* YouCheatingHeart: YourCheatingHeart: He mentions he had a wife, but at some point he also had sex with another woman in a ceremony where Lord Blackwood was conceived.


* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Played with. Holmes never exactly ''kills'' Gladstone and always clarifies this to other characters, but their reactions still assume this trope is in play.



%%* BadassMustache

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%%* BadassMustache* BadassMustache: He has both the strength and facial hair you'd expect out of a 19th-century strongman.



* DeadpanSnarker: When Irere Adler wastes her ammo on Dredger and manages only to [[HatDamage put a hole through his hat]], Dredger asks "Did you... miss me?"

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* DeadpanSnarker: When Irere Irene Adler wastes her ammo on Dredger and manages only to [[HatDamage put a hole through his hat]], Dredger asks "Did you... miss me?"



%%* EloquentInMyNativeTongue

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%%* EloquentInMyNativeTongue* EloquentInMyNativeTongue: We don't hear much English from him, but his subtitled French is surprisingly polite and flowery.



%%* TheJuggernaut
%%* LightningBruiser

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%%* TheJuggernaut
%%* LightningBruiser
* TheJuggernaut: Played with. He doesn't shrug off everything Holmes and Watson throw at him, but he does it often enough that they have to resort to CombatPragmatist tactics in place of straightforward strength.
* LightningBruiser: He's strong, resilient, and can run faster than Holmes.



%%[[caption-width-right:300:some caption text]]

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%%[[caption-width-right:300:some caption text]]%%[[caption-width-right:300:''"It's a shame you made an enemy out of Blackwood, Holmes. You would've made a valuable ally."'']]



->''"How terrible is wisdom, when it brings no profit to the wise."''

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->''"How terrible is wisdom, wisdom when it brings no profit to the wise."''



%%* BigBad

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%%* BigBad* BigBad: The villain of ''A Game of Shadows''.


%%* {{Eagleland}}

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%%* {{Eagleland}}* {{Eagleland}}: Type 1. He's American, and the only member of the Temple of the Four Orders with the backbone to confront Blackwood.


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* TokenGoodTeammate: The only member of the Temple to realize that putting Blackwood in charge is a very, very bad idea. He accuses Lord Coward of losing his mind for nominating him ([[ActuallyPrettyFunny and didn't even think he was serious at first]]), but when that doesn't work, he pulls out his pistol and shoots Blackwood. [[ManOnFire Unfortunately, Blackwood planned for it.]]
->''"Well, gentlemen? Someone has to stop him, even if you won't."''


* BackForTheDead: [[spoiler: She briefly appears in the sequel's opening scene, only to be killed off by Moriarty.]]
* EvenEvileHasStandards: She may be a thief whose first priority is herself, but she is understandably terrified of Blackwood's [[spoiler: and Moriarty's]] plans.

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* BackForTheDead: [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She briefly appears in the sequel's opening scene, only to be killed off by Moriarty.]]
* EvenEvileHasStandards: EvenEvilHasStandards: She may be a thief whose first priority is herself, but she is understandably terrified of Blackwood's [[spoiler: and Moriarty's]] plans.



* VillainyFreeVillain: While she's a world-class thief who has eluded Sherlock for years, the true extent of her villainy is never fully explored, and is nowhere near as dangerous as Blackwood. [[spoiler: Or Moriarty, for that matter.]]

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* VillainyFreeVillain: While she's a world-class thief who has eluded Sherlock for years, the true extent of her villainy is never fully explored, and is nowhere near as dangerous as Blackwood. [[spoiler: Or [[spoiler:Or Moriarty, for that matter.]]



* YouCheatingHeart: He mentions he had a wife, but at some point he also had sex with another woman in a ceremony where Lord Blackwood was conceived.



A British Parliamentary member who reaches out to Holmes in order track down Lord Blackwood. In actuality, though, he is Blackwood's closest advocate and is simply putting the pieces in place in order to bring about Blackwood's new world order.

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A British Parliamentary member who reaches out to Holmes in order to track down Lord Blackwood. In actuality, though, he is Blackwood's closest advocate and is simply putting the pieces in place in order to bring about Blackwood's new world order.



* TheDragon: To Blackwood, as well as being his main connection to the British Parliament.

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* TheDragon: To Blackwood, as well as being his main connection to the British Parliament. In his public job as Home Secretary, he holds authority over the police, and uses them in the second half of the film to turn Holmes into a fugitive.



* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: He tries to avert it; when Holmes is brought to his office in handcuffs, Coward dismisses the officers that brought Holmes, then goes to his desk to get a gun and begins loading it. His failure was letting Holmes wander the room while he prepared, letting Holmes create a literal smokescreen and escape.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:He isnít seen after Blackwood flees Parliament, and is presumably captured and arrested]].
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: He tries to avert it; when Holmes is brought to his office in handcuffs, Coward dismisses the officers that brought Holmes, then goes to his desk to get a gun and begins loading it.it, then locks every door in his office to force Holmes towards the window. His failure was letting Holmes wander the room while he prepared, letting Holmes create a literal smokescreen and escape.

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*** Although this is most likely due to the fact that Sherlock was sitting in a dark room for some time beforehand. It takes time for the human eye to adapt to changes in light level, so a sudden spike in light levels after adjusting to the dark can be a potentially painful experience.


* VitriolicBestBuds: With Sherlock, who continously one-ups him and the rest of Scotland Yard. Despite this, Lestrade respects [[BunnyEarsLawyer Sherlock's talents]] and always trusts him to get the job done.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: With Sherlock, who continously continuously one-ups him and the rest of Scotland Yard. Despite this, Lestrade respects [[BunnyEarsLawyer Sherlock's talents]] and always trusts him to get the job done.


* AmazonChaser: Sherlock admires Irene for her intelligence and fighting prowess, and beams with pride when she shows the latter when up against two crooks in the first film.



* CharacterDevelopment: He initially disliked Mary, but soon warmed up to her.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He initially disliked Mary, but soon warmed up to her.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He initially disliked Mary, He's an insufferable and intensive jerk at times but soon warmed up to her.does care about his friends and doing the right thing.



* ShippingTorpedo: Made every attempt to sabotage John's relationship with Mary in the first film.



* AntiHero: Works for Moriarty, but helps Holmes stop Blackwood.



* EveryoneHasStandards: She may be a thief whose first priority is herself, but she is understandably terrified of Blackwood's [[spoiler: and Moriarty's]] plans.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: EvenEvileHasStandards: She may be a thief whose first priority is herself, but she is understandably terrified of Blackwood's [[spoiler: and Moriarty's]] plans.



* VillainyFreeVillain: While she's a world-class thief who has eluded Sherlock for years, the true extent of her villainy is never fully eplored, and is nowhere near as dangerous as Blackwood. [[spoiler: Or Moriarty, for that matter.]]

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* VillainyFreeVillain: While she's a world-class thief who has eluded Sherlock for years, the true extent of her villainy is never fully eplored, explored, and is nowhere near as dangerous as Blackwood. [[spoiler: Or Moriarty, for that matter.]]



* AnimalMotifs: Crows. Many of the scenes involving him has a crow cawing and landing near whatever area he's currently in.



* [[{{GoodHairEvilHair}} Evil Hair]]: A subtle example, his hairdo after resurrection (first seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOB26XGLWb8 during the Temple secret meeting]]) is [[AnachronismStew closer to modernity by at least 4 decades]]. Because it's a style [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany popular for high-ranking officers during the Third Reich]]. This fits with Hitler-like speech on world conquest.



* GoodHairEvilHair: Evil hair and a subtle example, his hairdo after resurrection (first seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOB26XGLWb8 during the Temple secret meeting]]) is [[AnachronismStew closer to modernity by at least 4 decades]]. Because it's a style [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany popular for high-ranking officers during the Third Reich]]. This fits with Hitler-like speech on world conquest.



* WouldHitAGirl: He hits Irene during the climatic fight on Tower Bridge.

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* WouldHitAGirl: He killed five girls and was about to do the same to another one. He also hits Irene during the climatic fight on Tower Bridge.



* AdaptationalVillainy: Moriarty was a bad guy in the books too, but he never plotted to start wars, and his better qualities were [[AffablyEvil far more genuine]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: AdaptationalJerkass: Moriarty was a bad guy in the books too, but he never plotted to start wars, and his better qualities were [[AffablyEvil far more genuine]].



* EvilCounterpart: To Holmes himself. It's even mentioned in the first by movie by Adler.

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* EvilCounterpart: To Holmes himself. It's even mentioned in the first by movie by Adler.Adler, as she explains that Moriarty is just as brilliant as Holmes but infinitely more devious.



* [[spoiler:NeverFoundTheBody: He goes over the falls with Holmes and is presumed dead, but then again, ''Holmes'' survived...]]

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* [[spoiler:NeverFoundTheBody: He NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:He goes over the falls with Holmes and is presumed dead, but then again, ''Holmes'' survived...]]



* [[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse He Looks Just Like Everyone Else]]: Part of his redesign from the first movie, where he was [[TheFaceless an ominous, shadowy figure]]. When you see him in the sequel, he's obscured by the shadows of some blinds. But he pulls them back to look at [[spoiler:Irene]] face to face, and we are introduced to... an ordinary man. An ordinary Moriarty who manipulates, tortures, and kills untold numbers of people without a second thought.

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* [[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse He Looks Just Like Everyone Else]]: TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: Part of his redesign from the first movie, where he was [[TheFaceless an ominous, shadowy figure]]. When you see him in the sequel, he's obscured by the shadows of some blinds. But he pulls them back to look at [[spoiler:Irene]] face to face, and we are introduced to... an ordinary man. An ordinary Moriarty who manipulates, tortures, and kills untold numbers of people without a second thought.



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: To everyone except Holmes and his allies, Moriarty is a kindly and respected professor of mathematics at Cambridge University, and a personal friend to the Prime Minister. The British government even invite him to the peace summit, not realising that it's Moriarty's fault France and Germany are at each other's throats in the first place.



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: To everyone except Holmes and his allies, Moriarty is a kindly and respected professor of mathematics at Cambridge University, and a personal friend to the Prime Minister. The British government even invite him to the peace summit, not realising that it's Moriarty's fault France and Germany are at each other's throats in the first place.



* WouldHitAGirl: He murdered [[spoiler:Irene]] and threatened to harm Mrs. Watson.



* BerserkButton: He takes exception to people who try to harm Moriarty.



* EvilCounterpart: To Watson.

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* EvilCounterpart: To Watson. Both are the right hand men behind Holmes (Watson) and Moriarty (Moran) and use a [[CaneFu cane]] as a weapon, and were part of an army. However, while Watson is a good-hearted hero, Moran is dangerous killer.


* BerserkButton: Harming women in general tends to piss him off, as he demonstrates in the very first scene with Blackwood. Also, don't harm or threaten his fiancee/wife Mary. Don't harm or threaten Sherlock Holmes either. This is your last warning.

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* BerserkButton: Harming women in general tends to piss him off, as he demonstrates in the very first scene with Blackwood. Also, don't harm or threaten his fiancee/wife Mary. Don't harm or threaten Sherlock Holmes either. This is your last warning.



* SecondLove: Before meeting Watson, Mary was previously engaged to another man who sadly passed away. [[BerserkButton She doesn't like to talk about it.]]



* SecondLove: Before meeting Watson, she was previously engaged to another man who sadly passed away. [[BerserkButton She doesn't like to talk about it.]]


* TheAntiChrist: Blackwood deliberately invokes all the tropes associated with TheAntiChrist -- witchcraft, raising from the dead after three days, grand plans for WorldDomination, disciples, etc. In one scene, he's reciting from the [[Literature/TheBible Book of Revelation]] about the biblical Beast. Holmes cautions him during their final encounter that [[spoiler:despite Blackwood's lack of genuine dark sorcery, the rituals he performed along the way ''were'' done to a tee, with the exception of the final offering of a soul... and thus he had better hope that what he was getting himself into was just superstition]].

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* TheAntiChrist: Blackwood deliberately invokes all the tropes associated with TheAntiChrist -- witchcraft, raising from the dead after three days, grand plans for WorldDomination, to TakeOverTheWorld, disciples, etc. In one scene, he's reciting from the [[Literature/TheBible Book of Revelation]] about the biblical Beast. Holmes cautions him during their final encounter that [[spoiler:despite Blackwood's lack of genuine dark sorcery, the rituals he performed along the way ''were'' done to a tee, with the exception of the final offering of a soul... and thus he had better hope that what he was getting himself into was just superstition]].

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