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The 15 Nerdiest Rivalries of All Time

By Becky Ferreira Oct 11, 2013

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Sherlock Holmes vs. Jim Moriarty

Sherlock and Moriarty are so perfectly matched that they can barely decide whether to love or hate each other. Their mutual respect is evident in Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Final Problem," and the BBC adaptation pilfers many direct quotes from that particular story. But despite their excitement in finding each other, they cannot ignore that Sherlock works on the side of the angels, and Moriarty is the "Napoleon of crime." OMG BBC JUST FINISH MAKING SEASON 3 ALREADY, WE'RE DYING, AHHHHHHH.

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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