Iris Watson


Age: 10
Gender: Female
Occupation: Novelist

A prodigious young girl, best-selling author of "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", and Holmes' roommate and friend.

Personality: Iris is energetic, confident, and clever; in addition to writing as a novelist, she collaborates with Holmes on any number of inventions, and is happy to show them off to anyone interested (and anyone not.) She possesses skills of observation and deduction that rival even Holmes, to boot. But at the end of the day, she's still just a 10-year-old girl; her experience with Holmes' cases is generally secondhand, and she understandably loses her nerve to some degree when facing a murder firsthand.

Misc Facts:

Friends and Family: Roommate, friend, and partner of Sherlock Holmes, and friends (after a fashion) with Gina Lestrade and Tobias Gregson.

Spoiler: DGS-5
Daughter of John H. Watson.

Name Origin:
Japanese: Taken from Dr. Watson, Holmes' partner in the original canon.

Background: Iris has lived with Holmes for most of her life, and demonstrated almost genius-level skill at writing and invention from an early age. Indeed, living with Holmes has taught her not to overlook anything - which is both a blessing and a curse. Her adaptations of Holmes' cases have been serialized around the world, making him famous.

Spoiler: DGS-5
Iris' father, John, was Holmes' partner for years. But when Iris was very young, John left London to pursue a certain case and asked Holmes to raise Iris in his absence. For a long time, Iris believed Holmes to be her father, until she discovered a trunk full of John's journals. With Holmes' blessing, she began fictionalizing them as stories and publishing them throughout the world. The one exception to this was the case she dramatized as "The Hound of the Baskervilles" - for reasons Iris still doesn't know, Holmes refused to allow the story to be published and locked it away.