Also, in the forest are aboutpeople of mixed ancestry, partly overlapping with the indigenous people. Making their living as petty extractors-of gold, nuts, rubber, and other forest products-they have a history of many generations in the Amazon. It is a complex history of dire exploitation. These people are also threatened by the latest schemes of world banks or national capitals from Brasilia to Washington.
A-G Absence of Evidence: In the story "Silver Blaze", Sherlock Holmes points out the vital non-clue of a dog failing to react to a mysterious visitor The scene where Holmes points this out serves as the page quote for the trope.
The absence of certain valuable deeds is a vital clue in "The Adventure of the Norwood Builder. Sherlock uses cocaine to stimulate his mind only when he has no sufficiently interesting cases to work on.
The challenge of solving a mystery is intellectual stimulation enough that he doesn't need drugs while he's on the job. Professor Moriarty, who is gentlemanly enough to let Sherlock write a farewell note to Watson before their fight in "The Final Problem". Charles Augustus Milverton is another example, as long as he thinks he has the upper hand.
Holmes is perhaps the most well known example of this trope, and it could even be considered a staple of the character. He has a knowledge of crime that would put The Other Wiki to shame, and yet is unaware that the earth revolves around the sun, believes that the human memory can only hold a certain amount of information until it's full though it seems that he later rejects this beliefsuffers from "periods of lethargy", and is a casual cocaine user.
In "The Adventure of the Speckled Band", the villain murdered his victim by letting a venomous snake into her bedroom while she slept.
Lestrade is often described as having bulldog or weasel-like features, usually depending on whether he thinks he's beaten Holmes to the punch. Holmes himself is often compared to a hunting hound when he's hard on the trail of a criminal.
Deconstructed in "The Copper Beeches". On a trip into the countryside, Watson comments on the beauty of the country farmhouses, to which Holmes responds by pointing out that isolation enables criminals and abusers to get away with it much more easily than they could in the crowded city.
The title character of "Charles Augustus Milverton", who is so unsympathetic that Holmes and Watson allow his killer to get away; also seen in "Black Peter" with a victim who was abusive towards his family and an all around nasty piece of work.
The rest of the stories provide plenty more examples.
In "The Abbey Grange" Holmes and Watson convene a kangaroo court essentially to find the murderer not guilty by reason of this trope. Interestingly subverted in "The Boscombe Valley Mystery.
In the intervening time, however, he'd been blackmailing his eventual murderer to such a degree and with such cruelty that this trope easily applies.
The asshole in this story turned out not be a victim at all, but had merely faked his own death and framed an innocent guy for his murder in order to get revenge on the guys mother. Holmes couples innate talent with absolute obsession to produce awesomeness by analysis.
Watson, on much rarer occasions, employs Holmes' methods successfully. The Bad Guy Wins: In "A Case of Identity", this happens because of Holmes' sexism.
Holmes even agrees with the culprit that—loathsome though Holmes personally finds him—nothing he's done is legally actionable, despite the fact that breach of promise was a serious thing and she would certainly have won a civil suit against him.
Moriarty to Sherlock in The Final Problem. Holmes is not only a brilliant detective, but also an innovative forensic scientist, good violinist, and a formidable martial artist who is strong enough to bend an iron poker with his bare hands — and unbend it again afterwards, the harder task.
In "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet", he actually mentions that he has exceptional strength in his fingers. Bad People Abuse Animals: In "Copper Beeches", the Rucastle's child has a fondness for trapping and torturing small birds and mammals, and his father is particularly proud of his son's skill in squashing cockroaches.
Holmes takes this as evidence of Rucastle Sr's malicious nature, noting that streaks of cruelty are often passed from parent to child. A character in "Wisteria Lodge" turns out to be the escaped dictator of a Central American republic named "San Pedro".
James Wilder in "The Priory School". Holmes continually employs these on criminals and clients alike to get what he needs. He's even done it to Watson, counting on the good doctor's sincerity and guileless nature to lure a murderer into a trap in "The Adventure of the Dying Detective".
However, since Batman is partly based on Sherlock Holmes, this trope isn't really surprising. Don't compare Holmes to any other detective, even a fictional one.
Holmes also appears to really, really despise blackmailers; most of the Asshole Victim characters whose murderers he refused to expose unless he needed to save an innocent were blackmailers, the remainder mostly being abusive drunks.
Each story has one: John Clay " A Case of Identity": Also a case of Not So Stoic. In "The Man With the Twisted Lip," Holmes has concluded that a young man has most certainly been killed, and arrives to deliver the bad news to his widow, in his most businesslike and sympathetic fashion.Sherlock series 4, episode 1 review: 'The Six Thatchers' is an engaging outing with one fatal flaw.
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