I love this character! Love him to bits and pieces. So if you have any concerns whatsoever as to how I'm handling him, please let me know here! I'd like to be at my best.
Any and all britpicking is also welcome and encouraged.
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For the uninitiated, Sherlock Holmes is considered to be the most visible fictional character to use what's come to be known as the Sherlock Scan. Basically, he's trained himself over the course of most of his life to observe small details about persons or situations and deduce facts from those details, all in the span of a few seconds. It's as natural to him as 2+2=4, and it happens more or less immediately when he lays eyes on someone or something.
This scene from the BBC canon is a good example, as it's been lifted almost exactly from A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of the Four. (With a few updates and expansions.)
Obviously, this creates some problems re: infomodding. In an attempt to curb things a bit, I've given Sherlock a loss that scales back how much information he's able to blatantly reveal that he knows (as he is wont to do -- he's kind of a jackass). So, you kids who don't want him reading your deep, dark secrets? No problem! He can't talk about it, and I won't have him treat your characters any differently than he normally would.
However! He's certainly still able to make deductions about people, and those deductions could dramatically change how he reacts to certain characters. If you'd like to be involved in that, well, this post is for you!
If you'd like one of your characters to be Sherlock Scanned, let me know here! To help you out, I've provided a handy dandy form below: