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Sherlock Holmes was one of the first in literature to have an arch nemesis arch nemesis exist since the man created the first legend even god has an arch nemesis Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was one of the first to introduce the concept of arch nemesis into modern literature with his sherlock holmes character --James Moriarty-- sherlock holmes wasnt the arch nemesis though moriarteh was Kamui says and its Sir Arthue Conan Doyle he was knighted you know LOL httpwwwwho2comjamesmoriartyhtml Professor Moriarty is the Napoleon of crime according to fictional detective Sherlock Holmes Though he appears in only two of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories about Holmes -- The Final Problem 1893 and the novel The Valley of Fear 1915 -- Moriarty has become known as the detectives arch-enemy a criminal genius who rules the underworld of London In The Final Problem Holmes describes Moriarty this way He is the organizer of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in London He is a genius a philosopher an abstract thinker He has a brain of the first order In that story Moriarty died in a plunge from Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland after a fight to the death with Holmes supposedly on 4 May 1891 Holmes also seemed to have died in the battle but later made a surprise reappearance in 1903s The Adventure of the Empty House Extra credit Real-life criminal Adam Worth 1844-1902 is sometimes cited as the inspiration for Moriarty Moriarty was played by Laurence Olivier in the 1976 film The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Another famous arch-villain is Ernst Stavro Blofeld nemesis of James Bond The Final Problem The full text of Moriartys big tale plus links to a few essays Reichenbach Falls Recounts Moriartys death with travelogue notes on the locale The World of Holmes and Watson Profiles and links from a
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