This week for our Villains of Note series, we will play a little game with one of my all time favorite villains, James Moriarty from a little BBC series entitled Sherlock. Moriarty, the arch-nemesis of Sherlock Holmes and England’s most prized consulting criminal.

You Know Him As:

 James Moriarty, The World’s Only Consulting Criminal, Molly’s boyfriend Jim, Richard Brooks, the Storyteller

Honey, You Should See Him In:

The Crown Jewels, impeccable suit, goofy smile

Name of the Game:

James Moriarty is the arch-nemesis to Sherlock Holmes and honey, he is not your average bad guy. Just as Sherlock began solving crimes at a young age, so Moriarty began committing them, starting with the murder of Carl Powers in 1989, a case which the underage Sherlock failed to get the police to investigate. Mori lets his crazy show a bit when we first meet him (turn who into shoes??) but decides to let Sherlock live to play another day, and thus the madman works his way up to Reichenbach and the top of St. Bart’s. Moriarty expertly weaves a web of deceit that instills doubt into those that once believed in Sherlock Holmes, and sets the detective up to either kill himself of watch his only 4 friends in the world (Molly, Lestrade, Mrs. Hudson and John) die. While Sherlock outsmarts Mori by faking his own death, Moriarty may still be a step ahead of us all. This villain seems to get the last word fairly often, but, when his image shows up on all the media outlets as a meme, it isn’t just Sherlock who doesn’t know what to think. Will Moriarty be back to terrorize his favorite target or have we all been duped once again?

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What can sherly possibly say to make it up to Jawn?
What can Sherly possibly say to make it up to Jawn?

Sherlock series 3 is set to premiere in the US January 19, 2014 at 10pm on PBS and I’ve decided to get back to my original OTP, the one and only Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson.

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IT HURTS, SHERLOCK!   (cr: lbent.tumblr.com)

Confession time. I have avoided discussing Sherlock for about 6 months now. I haven’t watched the show, read any fanfic (except one-shot smut, cause, come on) or sent angry hate mail to Moffat for the delay of my favorite consulting detective and his boo from returning to the small screen. I just silently weep into my tea and try not to think about the Reichenbach Fall, waiting patiently for series 3. PATIENCE BE DAMNED.

How I feel about being patient, as played by Jawn.