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This is a list of characters featured in the sequel to Gnomeo & Juliet, Sherlock Gnomes.

Sherlock Gnomes
Voiced by: Johnny Depp
"I'm Sherlock Gnomes, sworn protector of garden gnomes."

  • Cloudcuckoolander: He holds his nose in order to think and remember, for one thing.
  • The Comically Serious
  • Fat and Skinny: The Skinny to Watson's Fat.
  • Great Detective: Described by Word of God as "the greatest ornamental detective".
  • Handicapped Badass: During his final showdown with Moriarty, the latter stomps on Sherlock's kneecap, breaking his leg as Sherlock cries out in pain. For the rest of the film, Sherlock has a visible limp and now uses Watson's cane to walk with, seemingly implying that this injury is permanent.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Even though he's harsh and selfish at times.
  • Rude Hero, Nice Sidekick: Sherlock gets wrapped up in himself quite a bit and even treats Watson poorly. The considerably friendlier Watson sticks with him and tries to clean up the messes resulting from his harshness. It ends up deconstructed. Eventually even Watson has enough and temporarily (albeit unknowingly) collaborates with Moriarty due to Sherlock's poor behavior.
  • Seen It All: As this hilarious moment would indicate.
    Watson: [to Gnomeo and Juliet] Where were the two of you when this happened?
    Sherlock: Oh, they're having a lovers' quarrel. See how she's facing away from him? She's angry with him. The flower in his hand was intended as a romantic gesture, a desperate act that predictably backfired.
    Gnomeo: [offended] Oi!
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Although his name might not be that small.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Throughout the film, particularly through his encounters with Irene and seeing Watson's attempted Face–Heel Turn, Sherlock comes to finally realize how his toxic attitude has alienated the people he cares about. After nearly sacrificing his life to save Watson from Moriarty, Sherlock promises to treat his assistant a lot better going forward.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: As time went on, he stopped showing respect for Watson. But he becomes kinder to him at the end.

Dr. Gnome Watson
Voiced by: Chiwetel Ejiofor
"We all have our good and bad sides. Sherlock, Miss Juliet, me."

Voiced by: Jamie Demetriou
"I've got lots of people who want me as an archenemy. I'm popular and bubbly! I'm a pie about town."

  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's a goofball, but also someone who's not to be trifled with.
  • Big Bad: Of the second film.
  • Card-Carrying Villain
  • Complexity Addiction: The ways he commits villainy is very complex. He even lampshades the trope later in the film.
    Moriarity: I came up with the Sistine Chapel of evil plans. It's got a double-cross, it's got a triple-cross, I was smashed, henote  was smashed...I mean, to be fair, it is needlessly complicated, but that's what supervillains do!
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist. He and Tybalt could not be any more different from each other. Tybalt is a gnome while Moriarty is a plastic mascot. Tybalt's villainy stems from arrogance and is merely a bully while Moriarty's villainy stems from sadism and is a diabolical mastermind. Tybalt tends to go for the direct approach when causing harm while Moriarity has a Complexity Addiction when doing crimes. The biggest difference is that Tybalt disappears before the climax of the first movie and doesn't get to fight while Moriarty takes on Sherlock in the ending of the sequel.
  • Disney Death: At the beginning of the movie, he was crushed by a dinosaur fossil. Suddenly, in the climax, he reveals that he survived by his rolling pin holding a piece up.
  • Failed Attempt at Drama: Even he tries.
  • Fat Bastard: His appearance is one thing, being the Big Bad is another.
  • For the Evulz: There's no given reason why he wants to cause Gnome Genocide other than because it's an evil plan, since he doesn't show any prejudice towards them and doesn't get any power or fame from it. Watson even says that he was this way just after he got manufactured.
  • Mascot: To Moriarty's Pies.
  • Obviously Evil: Sure he is supposed to be a cute mascot character, but the expressions he makes make it clear he's the Big Bad.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: Various trailers and TV spots didn't show Moriarty, possibly to avoid spoilers.
  • Worthy Opponent: Sees Sherlock Gnomes as one, unsurprisingly.

Voiced by: Mary J. Blige
"A man doesn't make you strong."

  • Break-Up Song: Five words: Stronger. Than. I. Ever. Was.
  • "Dear John" Letter: Irene mentions this.
    Irene: A letter; you ended our engagement in a letter.
    Juliet: You two were engaged?
  • Furry Reminder: Irene (mostly by having real hair) is the most human-looking character in the main cast; in the scene where her doll joints are covered, she's drinking pretend tea and apparently believing it's real, like a doll would.
  • Hartman Hips: Visible when wearing her boxing outfit.
  • Passive-Aggressive Kombat: Because she's bitter over Sherlock and a little jealous thinking Juliet is his new partner, she prefaces her private conversation with the latter with a lot of unsubtle jabs against lawn gnomes.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Unlike the other characters, who are ornaments and thus justified in having limited clothing options, she's a doll that's fully customizable. She can even switch out her hair with her new looks.