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* ''The Scarlet Claw'': [[MasterOfDisguise Alistair Ramson]] is a petty, cunning, sadistic SerialKiller who terrorizes the Canadian town La Mort Rouge. An actor imprisoned for [[MurderTheHypotenuse murdering a love rival]], he was believed killed in a prison escape, but in reality survived and sought revenge on not just the actress who spurned him, but also [[RageAgainstTheLegalSystem the magistrate who sentenced him and a guard at his prison]]. Before the film, Ramson killed La Mort Rouge's mailman to steal his identity, and promptly set about killing his targets by tearing their throats out with a [[GardeningVarietyWeapon garden rake]], causing some to die quickly and others over the course of hours by bleeding to death. Using a variety of identities, he dispatches first the actress, then the magistrate, and attempts to kill the investigating Holmes and Watson at every turn. He even kills the prison guard's teenage daughter with the claw when she refused to give up her father, and when lured into a trap by Holmes and the police, makes one last ditch attempt to kill the guard before being killed.


* ''Victorian Undead: Sherlock Holmes vs. Zombies'': [[ArchEnemy Professor James Moriarty]] is the man behind the titular undead. Having sustained fatal injuries after falling down the Reichenbach Falls during a confrontation with Holmes, he ordered his henchman Colon Moran to inject him with a serum that turned him into a [[NotUsingTheZWord revenant]]. With his mind still intact, he returned to London and began to secretly abduct people to turn them into [[NightOfTheLivingMooks mindless revenants]] under his control. As soon as he had a sizeable army, he unleashed them into the streets of the city, killing or turning a large number of its population. When Moran, the man who saved his life and served him with UndyingLoyalty, [[EvenEvilHasStandards refused his offer to be turned into a sentient undead]], Moriarty attempted to forcefully turn him into another one of his minions. Already a ruthless man with great ambition in life, his only goal now was to turn every living souls on Earth into a revenant and establish a kingdom of death with himself as eternal monarch.

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* ''Victorian Undead: Sherlock Holmes vs. Zombies'': [[ArchEnemy Professor James Moriarty]] is the man behind the titular undead. Having sustained fatal injuries after falling down the Reichenbach Falls during a confrontation with Holmes, he ordered his henchman Colon Colonel Moran to inject him with a serum that turned him into a [[NotUsingTheZWord revenant]]. With his mind still intact, he returned to London and began to secretly abduct people to turn them into [[NightOfTheLivingMooks mindless revenants]] under his control. As soon as he had a sizeable army, he unleashed them into the streets of the city, killing or turning a large number of its population. When Moran, the man who saved his life and served him with UndyingLoyalty, [[EvenEvilHasStandards refused his offer to be turned into a sentient undead]], Moriarty attempted to forcefully turn him into another one of his minions. Already a ruthless man with great ambition in life, his only goal now was to turn every living souls on Earth into a revenant and establish a kingdom of death with himself as eternal monarch.


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''[[AC:SherlockHolmes vs. Dracula]]'' [[AC:(OR:]] ''[[AC:The Adventures of the Sanguinary Count'']][[AC:), by Loren D. Estleman]]
* In this revision of the original ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' novel with the inclusion of Holmes and Watson, [[{{Dracula}} Count Dracula]] himself has arrived in England in order to make it his new hunting ground and expand his influence. Upon arrival, Holmes investigates the wreck of ''The Demeter'', whose crew and captain were killed by Dracula on his travels. Dracula turns Lucy Westerna into a vampire who'd feed on children, leading to her having to be killed. Perceiving Holmes as a threat, Dracula warns him of the armies he commands, and boasts about the deeds he committed against Jonathan Harker, and later rips the throat out of a prostitute to intimidate them. Failing this, Dracula kidnaps Watson's wife Mary, threatening physical harm if Holmes continues to interfere. Dracula locks Mary in a box as he plans to travel to America to start his operations anew, leading to the deaths of his ship's crew, as well as Holmes and Watson's guide in the ensuing pursuit. In the end, Dracula questions Watson on why he was as devoted as Holmes and Van Helsing to stop him, apparently [[GoodCannotComprehendEvil disappointed at Watson's simple answer that Holmes is his friend]].


[[AC:"His Last Arrow", by Christopher Sequeira, from]] ''[[AC:Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes]]''
* Sherlock Holmes himself is [[AdaptationalVillainy depicted here]] as an evil Djinn responsible for most of the murders that he's claimed to solve. Holmes wreaks havoc on London and the surrounding area, causing fantastical and seemingly impossible murders and than coming up with a seeming solution to [[AttentionWhore gain fame]]. Influencing the minds of his victims, Holmes even has [[FrameUp countless innocents take the fall for his crimes]] and sends them to lifelong imprisonment, and even the gallows, simply to satisfy his hunger for fame and attention.

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[[AC:"His Last Arrow", by Christopher Sequeira, from]] ''[[AC:Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes]]''
* "His Last Arrow", by Christopher Sequeira: Sherlock Holmes himself is [[AdaptationalVillainy depicted here]] as an evil Djinn responsible for most of the murders that he's claimed to solve. Holmes wreaks havoc on London and the surrounding area, causing fantastical and seemingly impossible murders and than before coming up with a seeming solution to [[AttentionWhore gain fame]]. Influencing the minds of his victims, Holmes even has [[FrameUp countless innocents take the fall for his crimes]] and sends them to lifelong imprisonment, and even the gallows, simply to satisfy his hunger for fame and attention.
* "Merridew of Abominable Memory", by Chris Roberson: Phipps, better known as the [[SerialKiller Dockside Dismemberer]], is a steward running a nightmarish con game that entails serial murder. Abducting his victims, Phipps proceeds to [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]] them for days on end, slowly dismembering them before killing them after repeated torture.


''[[AC:Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell]]''[[AC:, by Paul Kane]]
* [[BigBad Professor James Moriarty]], having escaped to Hell itself, has contrived to become the new Engineer, the keeper of the [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} Lament Configuration]]. Plotting a coup, Moriarty has many souls smuggled to him, torturing them [[ColdBloodedTorture physically]] and [[MindRape psychologically]] to twist them into Pseudo-Cenobites to serve him and expand Hell's dominion. Intending on capturing Sherlock Holmes, Moriarty horrifically tortures him to break him for good, showing him all his failures amidst the agony, all to satiate his ego and power.




''[[AC:Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell]]''[[AC:, by Paul Kane]]
* [[BigBad Professor James Moriarty]], having escaped to Hell itself, has contrived to become the new Engineer, the keeper of the [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} Lament Configuration]]. Plotting a coup, Moriarty has many souls smuggled to him, torturing them [[ColdBloodedTorture physically]] and [[MindRape psychologically]] to twist them into Pseudo-Cenobites to serve him and expand Hell's dominion. Intending on capturing Sherlock Holmes, Moriarty horrifically tortures him to break him for good, showing him all his failures amidst the agony, all to satiate his ego and power.


* [[MadScientist Dr. Gygax]] is a member of the aforementioned cult who runs the Edelweiss Institute. Gygax facilitate the procurement of sacrifices and mistreats and brutalizes the patients in his care, even cutting out pieces of their brains to make them compliant. Gygax also experiments on his own patients, torturing them to further the cult's ends and to satisfy his sick scientific curiosity.

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* [[MadScientist Dr. Gygax]] is a member of the aforementioned cult who runs the Edelweiss Institute. Gygax facilitate the procurement of sacrifices and mistreats and brutalizes the patients in his care, even cutting out pieces of their brains to make them compliant. Gygax also experiments on his own patients, torturing them to further the cult's ends and to satisfy his sick scientific curiosity.curiosity.

''[[AC:Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell]]''[[AC:, by Paul Kane]]
* [[BigBad Professor James Moriarty]], having escaped to Hell itself, has contrived to become the new Engineer, the keeper of the [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} Lament Configuration]]. Plotting a coup, Moriarty has many souls smuggled to him, torturing them [[ColdBloodedTorture physically]] and [[MindRape psychologically]] to twist them into Pseudo-Cenobites to serve him and expand Hell's dominion. Intending on capturing Sherlock Holmes, Moriarty horrifically tortures him to break him for good, showing him all his failures amidst the agony, all to satiate his ego and power.
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->''"...[H]e's a monster. They don't need a why."''
-->--'''Kitty Winter''', about her attacker '''Adelbert "Del" Gruner''', ''Series/{{Elementary}}'', "The Illustrious Client"

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->''"...[H]e's ->''"Death followed him wherever he went. Those five girls were not the first to be butchered. He killed many more using them to enhance his powers. No one could prove anything of course, but we all knew. The boy was a monster. They don't need a why.curse. We'd done our best to stop him ourselves, but it's not enough."''
-->--'''Kitty Winter''', about her attacker '''Adelbert "Del" Gruner''', ''Series/{{Elementary}}'', "The Illustrious Client"
-->--'''Sir Thomas Rotheram''' describing '''Lord Henry Blackwood''', [[Film/SherlockHolmes2009 2009 film]]


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''[[AC:[[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows A Game of Shadows]]]]''
* [[BigBad Professor James Moriarty]], dubbed "[[DiabolicalMastermind The Napoleon of Crime]]" by Sherlock Holmes, is a heartless criminal mastermind, as well as Holmes's [[EvilCounterpart equal]] and [[ArchEnemy opposite]] in terms of intellect. After fatally poisoning Irene Adler to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness remove her from his employ]], Moriarty makes it clear that he has no intention of sparing Holmes's best friend John Watson or Watson's wife Mary if Holmes continues to interfere with his plans. True to his word, Moriarty tries to have Watson and Mary killed, destroying the train they were travelling on in the process. Engineering a plot to jumpstart UsefulNotes/WorldWarI so that he can [[WarForFunAndProfit profit from the bloodshed]] through the sale of munitions, Moriarty enacts this plot through manipulation and murder, staging a series of bombings to increase tensions between nations, driving a French revolutionary to suicide, and having his henchman, [[TheDragon Sebastian Moran]], assassinate a businessman so Moriarty can acquire his company, killing many others in an explosion to conceal the murder. After capturing Holmes, Moriarty [[ColdBloodedTorture brutally tortures]] him with a meat hook, [[DissonantSerenity calmly singing Schubert as he does]], going on to massacre many of Madame Simza's Gypsy tribe when they rescue Holmes. Having forced Simza's brother to act as an assassin, Moriarty plans to kill a dignitary at a peace summit to incite war. After this plan is thwarted and his assets are seized by the police, Moriarty intends to kill Holmes and his friends in revenge, only being stopped when Holmes throws them both over a waterfall. Ruthless, sadistic, callous, and cruel, Moriarty stands out as the most dangerous criminal Holmes has ever encountered.

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''[[AC:[[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows [[AC:The Creator/GuyRitchie series has the BigBad of each film.]]
* [[Film/SherlockHolmes2009 2009 film]]: The wicked [[AristocratsAreEvil Lord Henry Blackwood]] murders five women in occult rituals and is stopped from a sixth, though it is later revealed he has [[SerialKiller butchered far more]]. Supposedly returning from the dead, Blackwood begins purging his former Temple of the Four Orders organization of those insufficiently loyal; cruelly [[{{Patricide}} killing his own father]]; and burning another man alive. Intending on [[WarForFunAndProfit starting a massive war]] to strengthen Britain and reclaim America, Blackwood intends on injecting [[DeadlyGas cyanide gas]] into Parliament to kill all those there, except for his most loyal followers, standing as one of the most sinister and vile foes Sherlock Holmes ever encountered.
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A Game of Shadows]]]]''
* [[BigBad
Shadows]]'': [[TheChessmaster Professor James Moriarty]], dubbed "[[DiabolicalMastermind The Napoleon of Crime]]" by Sherlock Holmes, is a heartless criminal mastermind, as well as Holmes's [[EvilCounterpart equal]] and [[ArchEnemy opposite]] in terms of intellect. After fatally poisoning Irene Adler to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness remove her from his employ]], Moriarty makes it clear that he has no intention of sparing Holmes's best friend Dr. John Watson or Watson's wife Mary if Holmes continues to interfere with his plans. True to his word, Moriarty tries to have Watson and Mary killed, destroying the train they were travelling on in the process. Engineering a plot to jumpstart UsefulNotes/WorldWarI so that he can [[WarForFunAndProfit profit from the bloodshed]] through the sale of munitions, Moriarty enacts this plot through manipulation and murder, staging a series of bombings to increase tensions between nations, driving a French revolutionary to suicide, and having his henchman, [[TheDragon Sebastian Moran]], assassinate a businessman so Moriarty can acquire his company, killing many others in an explosion to conceal the murder. After capturing Holmes, Moriarty [[ColdBloodedTorture brutally tortures]] him with a meat hook, [[DissonantSerenity calmly singing Schubert as he does]], going on to massacre many of Madame Simza's Simza Heron's Gypsy tribe when they rescue Holmes. Having forced Simza's brother to act as an assassin, Moriarty plans to kill a dignitary at a peace summit to incite war. After this plan is thwarted and his assets are seized by the police, Moriarty intends to kill Holmes and his friends in revenge, only being stopped when Holmes throws them both over a waterfall. Ruthless, sadistic, callous, and cruel, Moriarty stands out as the most dangerous criminal Holmes has ever encountered.


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''[[AC:Sherlock Holmes and the Terror Out of Time]]''[[AC:, by Ralph E. Vaughan]]
* Laslo Bronislav is a [[EvilSorcerer sorcerer]] whom even Creator/AleisterCrowley fears. Hunting down the M'Tollo idol to [[AGodAmI achieve godhood]], Bronislav leaves a trail of bodies, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating]] criminals and one lord to commit murders on his behalf before eliminating them as well, with no regard for the massive damage committed by the serpentine hunters of the idol. Learning of a plot by Irish separatists to bomb key government places, Bronislav decides to allow the plot to continue as the chaos will prove beneficial to him. Deciding to clear up any loose ends, Bronislav proceeds to even [[BadBoss murder his own loyal manservant]] by having him torn asunder by demons, showing no remorse for all the misery and death he has left in his wake.

[[AC:"His Last Arrow", by Christopher Sequeira, from]] ''[[AC:Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes]]''
* Sherlock Holmes himself is [[AdaptationalVillainy depicted here]] as an evil Djinn responsible for most of the murders that he's claimed to solve. Holmes wreaks havoc on London and the surrounding area, causing fantastical and seemingly impossible murders and than coming up with a seeming solution to [[AttentionWhore gain fame]]. Influencing the minds of his victims, Holmes even has [[FrameUp countless innocents take the fall for his crimes]] and sends them to lifelong imprisonment, and even the gallows, simply to satisfy his hunger for fame and attention.



* [[WouldHurtAChild Reverend Charles Fitzsimmons]] is the head of the House of Silk and the headmaster of the Chorley Grange House for Boys, a guise that obscures his far more wicked pastimes. Using his position to regularly pimp out his young boys to wealthy clients to rape and sodomize at their leisure for profit, Fitzsimmons enforces a brutal campaign to snuff out any potential threats to his operation in the cruelest ways possible, Charles has a young homeless boy named Ross brutally tortured to death and left with a white strange of silk tied to his mangled carcass as a warning. In response to Sherlock Holmes himself picking up the case, Fitzsimmons kills Ross's sister himself and [[FrameUp frames Holmes for it]], trying to have him murdered later. Fitzsimmons's response to his operation finally being exposed is smug, cheerful indifference to the well-being of the children and a gloating assurance that the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections position of himself and his clients]] will assure his immunity. A sociopath specializing in the agony of children, [[EvenEvilHasStandards even Moriarty himself]] willingly helps Holmes against Fitzsimmons's operation.

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* [[WouldHurtAChild Reverend Charles Fitzsimmons]] Fitzsimmons is the head of the House of Silk and the headmaster of the Chorley Grange House for Boys, a guise that obscures his far more wicked pastimes. Using his position to regularly pimp out his [[WouldHurtAChild young boys boys]] to wealthy clients to [[SexSlave rape and sodomize sodomize]] at their leisure for profit, Fitzsimmons enforces a brutal campaign to snuff out any potential threats to his operation in the cruelest ways possible, Charles has a young homeless boy named Ross brutally tortured to death and left with a white strange of silk tied to his mangled carcass as a warning. In response to Sherlock Holmes himself picking up the case, Fitzsimmons kills Ross's sister himself and [[FrameUp frames Holmes for it]], trying to have him murdered later. Fitzsimmons's response to his operation finally being exposed is smug, cheerful indifference to the well-being of the children and a gloating assurance that the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections the position of himself and his clients]] will assure his immunity. A sociopath specializing in the agony of children, [[EvenEvilHasStandards even Moriarty himself]] willingly helps Holmes against Fitzsimmons's operation.
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[[AC:"Lestrade & the Damned Cultists", from]] ''[[AC:Sherlock Holmes: Franchise/CthulhuMythos Adventures]]''[[AC:, by Ralph E. Vaughan]]
* Lord Alathon is the leader of the [[{{Cult}} Order of the Eldritch Gate]], brushed off as a raving madman until he and his cult start engaging in brutal [[HumanSacrifice sacrifice]], leaving four murdered with their [[SlashedThroat throats cut]] and the Elder Sign upon them all across Whitechapel. When Laverne and his men interrupt his affairs and interrupt an attempted fifth sacrifice, Alathon reveals his plans to let the Great Old Ones rise to enslave and feast on all humanity, as he rises above the ashes {{a god|Am I}}.


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''[[AC:A Study in Terror]]'' [[AC:(1965/1966)]]

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-->--'''Kitty Winter''', about her attacker '''Del Gruner''', ''Series/{{Elementary}}'', "The Illustrious Client"

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-->--'''Kitty Winter''', about her attacker '''Del '''Adelbert "Del" Gruner''', ''Series/{{Elementary}}'', "The Illustrious Client"

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