Professor James Moriarty
Professor James Moriarty is the big time villian of Sherlock Holmes. He has only been directly featured in two of Sir Arthur Conan Doyles storys but is general made more of a threat and plays a larger part in others rendition of the character. He is a master mind of crime that is behind many of the crimes comitted through out London. In the story The Final Problem, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle- Moriarty comes to his death when trying to kill Sherlock at the Reichenbach falls, He dies by falling off the cliff and its believed by the public that both Holmes and Moriarty were killed but Holmes escaped and its revealed in The Adventure Of the Empty House the way the battle went. While Moriarty was attempting to throw Holmes off the cliff he himself looses his balance and falls to his death. In the television series Sherlock, Moriarty commits suicide inorder to force Holmes to kill himself to save his closest friends.