James Moriarty was the arch-enemy of Sherlock Holmes.
In order to investigate Baron Maupertuis, Moriarty used the alias O'Connor and donned a ginger wig as part of his disguise. He also wrote a paper on the mathematics of folding higher dimensions. (PROSE: All-Consuming Fire) Moriarty died in 1893. (PROSE: The Found World)
The Master once claimed that the Seventh Doctor flattered himself by thinking of himself as being the Moriarty to the Master's Holmes when he actually provided merely "adequate opposition worthy of very little attention". (AUDIO: The Two Masters)
Behind the scenes Edit
- Moriarty has been played by Paul Freeman in the film Without a Clue, Philip Locke on stage and Ronald Pickup in a radio play.
- Doctor Who producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks confirmed that the Master was devised as "the Moriarty" to the Doctor's "Sherlock Holmes". (DOC: Life on Earth)