William Sherlock Scott Holmes
"when you eliminate all the possibilities whatever remains, no matter how improbably, must be the truth."- Sherlock
Sherlock Holmes is a consulting detective, a profession that he created for himself. He often works with the New Scotland Yard, as well as taking private cases on the side.
He has a, almost obsessive, interest in unusual or bizarre crimes, without which he rapidly becomes bored, relying on nicotine or science experiments to keep his brain active, although in the past he has dabbled in illegal drugs for entertainment, just to keep his brain from..as he would say... rotting.
Sherlock is a thinker and an observer; his incredible ability to notice and draw deductions from seemingly trivial details is his main tool for solving crimes he investigates. He also often utilizes his "mind palace", a tool for remembering the smallest of details and organizing his memories in a visual way so that he can quickly and easily recall them. However, his unusual and somewhat anti-social personality has led to many in the official police force distrusting and disliking him.
"The brain is what counts everything else is transport"-SH
Sherlock has many well-developed abilities that aid him with his detective work, including a profound aptitude for deductive reasoning. Upon meeting a person, he will often "scan" them, using elements of their appearance to arrive at astonishingly accurate conclusions about their past or personality. However, Sherlock is not infallible, as he admits "there is always something" that he misses or misinterprets.
He often uses a memory retrieval technique called "the method of loci", which he refers to as his 'mind palace'. John describes this system of storing memories as plotting them on a map of a familiar location, and retrieving those memories by finding the way back to them, so as to theoretically never forget anything. To use this skill, Sherlock requires silence and space to himself to reduce outside interference. He has been known to use drugs as a way to enhance this ability, however it is debatable on whether or not this is simply an excuse for his drug use.
He also shows great skill in both armed and unarmed combat. The rules of the combat discipline Baritsu hang over his bed. He often uses his deductive reasoning to identify weaknesses of his opponents before he strikes them, only losing in fights when he is taken by surprise of overpowered by brute strength.
He seems to have a sense of humor, though it is very sarcastic and can be quite dark. Sherlock is amused, most notably, by the stupidity of others in comparison to himself. He also often makes quips at the expense of his brother, Mycroft, usually about his dieting habits or his posh job. Although he puts forth a cold-hearted and abrasive exterior, Sherlock does have a kind, caring side. Despite telling John that not caring about people makes it easier to do his job, Sherlock clearly has concern for the people involved in his cases. During one of their earlier cases, when John's girlfriend Sarah was kidnapped by Chinese smugglers, Sherlock focused on saving her rather than catching the smugglers themselves, and comforted her gently while untying her, even though he had not seemed to like her much previously. And again, in one of his first confrontations with Moriarty, he seems very emotionally affected when he is unable to save the life of an old woman. A bit later, at Baskerville, he tries to talk Henry down from taking his own life. Sherlock is the most protective towards the people he is close to, however. Even though it often seems like he takes Mrs. Hudson for granted, he is enraged when he finds that she has been roughed up by an American operative, going so far as to tie him up and throw him out the window - so many times he "lost count". Later, when John insists that she go stay with her sister for a while, Sherlock tells him that if Mrs. Hudson left Baker Street, "England would fall", while putting a comforting arm around her. This protective nature extends to all his friends, to the point that he is willing to fake his own death to save them.
John and Sherlock, however, share a very unique relationship. Sherlock, clearly, cannot be considered a man with many friends; his attitude and cutting words often ward people away, but with John he makes an effort. John is intelligent, though not as intelligent as Sherlock, lacking Holmes' observational skills and his unique insight into crime. John however does have great insight in his analysis of relationships, which Sherlock may dismiss, though it often does prove to come in handy. The pair seem to have very compatible senses of humor, and Sherlock does generally appear to appreciate John's love of danger and risk-taking, even confessing to John that he "doesn't have friends. I just has one".
Sherlock's friendship with John knows no bounds, so much so that Sherlock faked his death to keep John out of Moriarty's hands.
For two years the dynamic duo was apart.
But when they finally reunited... they could no longer deny their deeper feelings for one another.
In a Relationship: Dr. John Hamish Watson, Formerly of the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers
Sherlock loves John despite how much he detests the idea of sentiment. Despite his love... he struggles to be a good boyfriend. Just as he has always struggled to be a good friend. He is often cold and callous to his partner. Something John has come to expect. However, those moments are countered by a out of the blue phrase of affection. Or expression of caring... or maybe the soft brush of those cupid bow lips.
Other than John, Sherlock has a few notable friends and loved ones, even if he doesn't always refer to them as so.
Mrs. Hudson- Faithful land lady
Molly Hooper- Local Pathologist
Gregory Lestrade - Detective Inspector
Mycroft Holmes-Brother and Queen
However a few of the most notable?
James (Jim) Moriarty
Charles Augustus Magnusson