[[MORE]]Seriously, people complain that Johnlockers hate Mary because of her destroying the ship, but most Hail Marys seemed to be people who were...
can we just take a second to realize that there are 14 year olds that weren’t born in...
"Mary never intended to kill Sherlock."
Which is precisely why she told him she’d kill him, then.
As Sherlock said. Her...
(Disclaimer: Let me make something very clear. I’m not trying to tell anybody what to think or not think about Mary - or any character from any story, ever. As far as I’m concerned, there isn’t much point to passing moral judgments on the fictional characters; it just takes away the multidimensionality. But that’s just me.)
In the aftermath of S3, the majority of debates seem to center around Mary. Is she a good person? Is she a villain? Exactly how far can we go with condemning her? Etc., you catch my drift. I’m not going to rehash those debates; chances are you’ve read them, and if you haven’t, they are literally everywhere.
I want to talk about this problem from another angle, which - at least I think so - remains mostly unexplored. So let’s talk about antiheroes for a bit. Let’s talk about many different moral codexes we’re introduced to during the entirety of Sherlock.
I’m going to break this down character by character, just to maintain some order.
You forget to mention to make lists of the characters’ good qualities and their positive actions. If you had done that as well, you would have noticed that both Sherlock and John have actually saved a lot of innocent people’s lives, solved quite a few crimes and made sure a lot of criminals were arrested. In other words: their lists of ‘good things’ would have been rather long.
Now let’s look at all Mary’s good deeds:
1. She helps save Sholto.
Yeah, that sums it up. And that’s why Sherlock and John are the heroes, and Mary is not.