The adventures of a modern-day sleuth cracking mysteries are the same as a dread pirate avenging his childhood sweetheart? Inconceivable! you might cry. But Tumblr user Jadzia says, Elementary, my dear fan. And she’s got the GIFs to prove it.
No surprise, a lot of the comparisons that Jadzia makes cast Sherlock/John as Westley/Buttercup—faking your death, approaching your beloved under a false identity, outwitting villains to save the one you love. And even saving your sweetheart from a fiery death:
But it’s not just Sherlock and Westley who are kindred spirits. Jadzia also pointed out how Buttercup and John grieve fiercely and similarly:
The parallels extend to battles of wits revolving around the highest of high stakes—which one is the poison?
And while pirates play a more significant role in one property than the other, this comparison couldn’t be ignored:
Back to the feels: Once Westley and Sherlock both come back from the dead, they’re staying put. They promise.
[via The Daily Dot]