Sherlock and Harry Potter are the same story, and we have all the proof you need. Note: This piece has two mentions of Sherlock series 3, but we don’t spoil.

We never thought that these two English properties were actually so similar, but once we started thinking about it we realized that they’re equal in twenty different ways.

A know-it-all

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An iconic address

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A motherly figure always looking out for her loved ones

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A lead character always making headlines

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… And the fame that comes with it

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A series of puzzles needing to be solved to crack a case

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A red-headed older brother who thinks he’s better than you

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A leader who falls to his death out of necessity

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This actor (Alfred Enoch)

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A wedding interrupted by trouble

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A sidekick who’s with his best friend until the very end

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A really long wait

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A mind palace

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An (im)mortal enemy

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A bank break in

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Created a must-see London destination

St. Barts Street

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Kings Cross

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‘Mad and hairy? You wouldn’t be talkin’ about me, now would ya?’

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A cryptic wall message

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A best friend’s other half is totally badass

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A creator who can be a TOTAL troll

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Sherlock series 3 premieres this Sunday in the United States on PBS. It already finished airing in the United Kingdom.

Do you know any other ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Sherlock’ comparisons?

For more, check out our favorite moments from series 3’s episode 1, episode 2, and episode 3.

Fan art at the top of this article created by y0do on deviantART.

Written by Andrew Sims, Tariq Kyle, Kristen Kranz, Kristina Lintz, and Angelica Yap.

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