PROFESSOR JAMES MORIARTY Biography - Fictional, Iconical & Mythological characters


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    Name: Professor Moriarty                                                         
    Professor James Moriarty is a fictional character who is the best known           
    antagonist (and archenemy) of the detective Sherlock Holmes. Widely considered   
    to be the first true example of a supervillain, Moriarty is a criminal           
    mastermind, described by Holmes as the "Napoleon of Crime" (T. S. Eliot would     
    later use the same phrase, in homage, to describe Macavity in Old Possum's Book   
    of Practical Cats). Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, lifted   
    the phrase from a real Scotland Yard inspector who was referring to Adam Worth,   
    a true-life (though non-violent) model for Moriarty. Conan Doyle is known to     
    have used his former school, Stonyhurst College, as inspiration for details of   
    the Holmes series; among his contempories at the school were two boys named