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Webcomic / Whatever Remains

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Whatever Remains is a Sherlock Holmes webcomic adaptation set in 1920s London, written by TUMBLR user anotherwellkeptsecret.

It can also be read on the author's website.

This Webcomic Provides Examples Of:

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Holmes is described as incredibly thin and hawk-like in the original novels. Here he is an incredibly handsome young man.
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: Watson and Holmes first met as teenagers, as opposed to the former only meeting the latter after returning from war.
    • Watson was evidently injured in a different war, given that the Second Anglo-Afghan War only lasted until 1880.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: Whilst Watson was not unscathed in the original stories, here he is missing a leg.
  • Mythology Gag:
  • The title of the comic is a reference to one of Holmes' famous sayings: "Once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."
    • During the flashback to 1914, Watson's prizefighting name was "The Rat of Sumatra", which was one of many unrecorded cases mentioned during the original stories.
    • Violet Smith and her stalker turning out to be looking out for her are from "The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist".
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    • Chapter One is named "The Solider Soldier", which brings to mind both the aforementioned "Solitary Cyclist" and "The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier".

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