Investigating Dr Watson




Who: 
Dr Watson 
(a fictional character created by Sir Author Conan Doyle)  

Profession:
"I am an experienced medical doctor recently returned from Afghanistan."
-According to his blog

 Additionally he also plays narrator in most of the books and adaptation and of course Sherlock's trusted adviser and ONLY actual friend. 

Place of residence: 
221 Baker's Street, London

Age: 
62 
(He is like two years older than Sherlock, explains why he is the more mature one!) 
 sources give Watson's birth date as 7 August, 1852

Character
"The character of Watson, as written by Conan Doyle, is modest and intelligent. He is a patient and sensitive observer, but his detecting capabilities are no match for the lightning-swift deductive reasoning of Holmes"
- according to Britannica

Some adaptation portray him as an incompetent fool and some more sympathetic and happy to just assist Sherlock. However without doubt Watson is ALWAYS Holmes' back up, which makes you wonder how smart is Watson actually considering how he is so in the loop even though Sherlock is always absconding without concrete plans.  

Of course some sources think of him as contrast to Holmes



"He serves as a foil to Holmes: the ordinary man against the brilliant, emotionally-detached analytical machine that Holmes can sometimes be. With the two, Conan Doyle created a clever literary pairing: two vivid characters, different in their function and yet each useful for his purposes. Watson is well aware of both the limits of his abilities and Holmes' reliance on him: "[Holmes] was a man of habits... and I had become one of them... a comrade... upon whose nerve he could place some reliance... a whetstone for his mind. I stimulated him... If I irritated him by a certain methodical slowness in my mentality, that irritation served only to make his own flame-like intuitions and impressions flash up the more vividly and swiftly. Such was my humble role in our alliance." Conan Doyle portrays Watson as a capable and brave individual"

Love interests: 
In The Sign of Four, John Watson met Mary Morstan, who became his wife. Mary seemed somewhat less sure of her husband, however, absentmindedly calling him "James" in the short story "The Man with the Twisted Lip". This may be a simple typographical error, though some have speculated that it is a wifely reference to Watson's unknown middle name, which could have been "Hamish" (Scottish for "James")

But hold on a second... 

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"Yes, when William S. Baring-Gould once wrote that there were Sherlockians who seemed to want to give Watson as many wives as Henry the Eighth, he wasn’t stretching the truth at all. Watson really had six wives. Don’t believe me?"

He was indeed a ladies man, you will be surprised to see this theory of how he has more than one wife! In fact Mary was just wife number five! (just as stunned as you) Come to think of it, with Sherlock constantly dissing him in public, he was like a wing man using reverse psychology. Totally rocks a woman who thinks "poor man who needs some loving" 's boat !



Stage and screen adaptation:  
A LOT! 

But here is the Telegraph with a list of the 10 Greatest Watsons 
Oh in case you aren't impressed and don't think those are the top 10, a more comprehensive list for you! 

You must have guessed by now who I think are the Top Guns from the list.. 

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Here is one Investigating Sherlock

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