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May 13, 2013 7:21 pm  #1


Who is your favourite canon character?

Except for Holmes, Watson, Mycroft, Lestrade, Moriarty and Mrs Hudson. Basically, who is your favourite minor/less obvious character?

A personal favourite of mine is John McMurdo from Valley of Fear. The man's a complete bad ass and definitely one of my heroes!


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May 13, 2013 11:25 pm  #2


Re: Who is your favourite canon character?

Young Stamford!  Without him introducing Watson to Holmes where would we be?


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May 14, 2013 1:06 am  #3


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Morton wrote:

Young Stamford!  Without him introducing Watson to Holmes where would we be?

I was touched to see the placque in the Criterion that honourably mentions Stamford as "he led Dr. John H. Watson to immortality... and Sherlock Holmes"... indeed!

 

May 14, 2013 3:31 pm  #4


Re: Who is your favourite canon character?

I always liked Jefferson Hope from, "A Study in Scarlet", for his tenacity in revenging the deaths of Lucy and her father.


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May 14, 2013 5:56 pm  #5


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Killer Evans from The Three Garridebs for obvious reasons


 
 

May 14, 2013 7:18 pm  #6


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But they're bad guys! *gasp*


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May 14, 2013 7:23 pm  #7


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Every fairy tale needs a good villain! 


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May 15, 2013 8:23 am  #8


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I read The Sign of the Four recently and I like Thaddeus Sholto. He is the suspect in the murder case, but innocent. He was the person who sent the perls to Mary.
He is beautifully written. He is totally out of place in London with his oriental background.
His character is well done and he is funny.

I wonder whether we get a character like him in the future.

 

May 15, 2013 1:29 pm  #9


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But they're bad guys! *gasp*

 
Well, technically, Jefferson Hope was a good guy who, in bad-guy-like fashion, decides to take justice into his own hands. It's hard to blame him, really. Kind of a "man on fire" type of guy. I could see Russell Crowe playing him in a true canon adaptation of the story.


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June 5, 2013 12:02 pm  #10


Re: Who is your favourite canon character?

When I was a little boy, I liked Wiggins from the Bakerstreet irregulars.

Now I would say, probably mr. Frankland, from Lafter Hall. A briliant version of the stubborn, eccentric Englishman. 


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June 5, 2013 12:16 pm  #11


Re: Who is your favourite canon character?

Tantalus wrote:

Sherlock Holmes wrote:

But they're bad guys! *gasp*

 
Well, technically, Jefferson Hope was a good guy who, in bad-guy-like fashion, decides to take justice into his own hands. It's hard to blame him, really. Kind of a "man on fire" type of guy. I could see Russell Crowe playing him in a true canon adaptation of the story.

 
I like your "on fire" quote. What do you think, what is the connection between Study in Pink and Reichenbach and what is Sherlock's role? I thing TRF is a kind of true canon adaptation of A Study in Scarlet. IMO, Sherlock made Moriarty chose between two alternatives: Losing the game and winning/dying.

 

June 22, 2013 7:28 pm  #12


Re: Who is your favourite canon character?

Tantalus wrote:

Well, technically, Jefferson Hope was a good guy who, in bad-guy-like fashion, decides to take justice into his own hands. It's hard to blame him, really. Kind of a "man on fire" type of guy. I could see Russell Crowe playing him in a true canon adaptation of the story.

Russell Crowe? :o) I see why you would want him to play this character. He would certainly do it justice with the needed amount of depth and skill for this role.
Imho he would not be physically appropriate in casting. In my mind I have seen the character more like a 'Clint Eastwood' type. ;o)

Well, my favourite character in a supporting role is... Victor Hatherley, the hydraulic engineer from 'The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb'.

(Perhaps the idea of the thumbs in Sherlock's fridge was coming from this story?!)

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June 27, 2013 7:53 pm  #13


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Jefferson Hope is a great character indeed. His personality a contrast with Holmes' cool, calculating personality but deep down they share the same sense of justice.


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July 15, 2013 12:23 am  #14


Re: Who is your favourite canon character?

I love John McMurdo from Valley of Fear


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December 28, 2013 3:11 pm  #15


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Stapleton from The Hound of The Baskervilles.

One of the best antagonists in the Canon.

B2B.

 

January 26, 2014 8:16 pm  #16


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Jacco111 wrote:

Jefferson Hope is a great character indeed. His personality a contrast with Holmes' cool, calculating personality but deep down they share the same sense of justice.

And he's very respectful of Holmes' abilities even though Holmes used those abilities to thwart him.

I actually like the canon's Irene Adler...I was glad to see in our Book Club thread about SCAN, other poster's here realized that she was wronged by the King, not the other way around. I like to think Holmes realized that, too. I posted a LOT in that thread.

@ The Doctor  - what's the Criterion? I agree, it's funny we never saw Stamford again.

I liked Godfrey and James of Blanched Solider. Two guys who are very attached to each other, who, at least one of their families seems to be trying to keep apart. Holmes helps one find the other. He works the case alone and admits to missing Watson. You can bet he identified with his clients' relationship! I confess, if Moffit and Gattis were to use that story, I would love for them to have Godfrey and James as actually a couple, facing disapproval of their relationship from family.

And I also like Stanley Hopkins, a "rising star" of Scotland Yard, who, unlike some of the official force, admires Holmes and lets it show. He's assumed by many slash-minded readers to have "a thing" for Holmes. Sometimes Watson is shown to be jealous; sometimes he likes the idea that other men want what he has.

Interestingly, Holmes is far more complimentary of HIS abilities than Holmes is toward most of the Yard...but ultimately, I think Hopkins ends up needing Holmes' help as much as the rest.

 

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