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33,943 hits 3.3 (4 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 2 years ago by spacepeanut

Who wins: Hannibal Lecter vs Sherlock Holmes?


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2 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 12/3/14 - 7:08:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
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2 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 12/3/14 - 7:56:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Wins with regards to what?

I'll decide on my own criteria - who wins my ever-lasting affection as literary character?

think they have a lot of similar traits, but Sherlock Holmes takes it, for me.

I adore the Conan Doyle books, especially the short stories. I reread then once every couple of years. While Hannibal Lecter is a good character, I never really adored the quality of Thomas Harris' prose.

Sherlock is easily as physically and mentally capable - he's an expert martial artist, although this isn't made a big thing of, and he's pretty f*cked up, too - with the sociopathic tendencies and morphine/cocaine issues.

Holmes works in pretty much all entertainment mediums. There's a reason why he is one of the most dramatised characters of all time.
2 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 12/4/14 - 6:17:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
I was thinking more like a spin-off where Hannibal is the villain and Sherlock is trying to solve the case and there's this epic battle of wits. But do with the information what you will.
2 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 12/4/14 - 9:35:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
It certainly would be an interesting story. Both are geniuses. Perhaps on one hand, Hannibal would be able to stay a step ahead of Sherlock and by predicting how the latter would go about solving the case. On the other hand, Hannibal may miss a few details that Holmes may spot. I don't know.

I've seen a few Holmes movies, read one of the books in high school, and I'm still watching the Cumberbatch series on BBC. Meanwhile in Hannibal's case, I've only seen Silence of the Lambs, so I can't say I'm an expert on Hannibal.

Personally though, I'd also like to see Sherlock go up against Sweeney Todd, or the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, or the Jigsaw Killer.
2 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 12/7/14 - 5:15:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sherlock Holmes going after supernatural beings is stupid.
2 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 12/7/14 - 11:05:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
If they're playing chess, Lecter definitely wins. Holmes didn't play and distrusted anyone who did ("Ever the sign of a scheming mind, Watson.").
2 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 12/12/14 - 3:36:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
hannibal was caught by a regular person detective at least once, so i reckon sherlock could get him
2 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 12/18/14 - 4:21:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
A great question. I have thought about this a few times before and as Skyfish said, Hannibal has been caught by a reular person detective before. Another that I have thought about is Hannibal vs Patrick Jane.
2 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 12/18/14 - 4:37:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
More relevant, could the original Victorian Sherlock Holmes have caught Jack the Ripper? They were contemporaries.
2 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 12/19/14 - 4:39:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 12/18/14 - 4:37:36 PM sander wrote:
More relevant, could the original Victorian Sherlock Holmes have caught Jack the Ripper? They were contemporaries.

I don't think so.
I mean, not by reasoning.
What he could have done, is clean the mess of the investigation and correctly attribute which murders were Jack's and which weren't.
2 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 12/20/14 - 10:33:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 12/18/14 - 4:37:36 PM sander wrote:
More relevant, could the original Victorian Sherlock Holmes have caught Jack the Ripper? They were contemporaries.
On Friday 12/19/14 - 4:39:42 PM Abzurd wrote:
I don't think so. I mean, not by reasoning. What he could have done, is clean the mess of the investigation and correctly attribute which murders were Jack's and which weren't.

2 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 12/20/14 - 4:35:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
haha, Tartarus, I just came here to post the link to the wiki page of the game.

here
2 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 2/2/15 - 8:29:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hannibal Lecter would kick some ass.
2 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 2/2/15 - 8:30:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
It just....seems...that there's no getting around him. You know?

It's almost like he can move things with his mind.

I just get that impression.

Then again, I've never read Sherlock Holms so I don't know the awesomeness. And I could never understand what Robert Downey Jr. was saying..



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