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Anon who asked you about character alignments here: Ooh, I'm intrigued by your interpretation. I've seen a lot of "Sherlock and John are amoral, awful sociopaths!" hyperbole so it's interesting to see someone who thinks that they both have Good alignments (or possibly Neutral in Sherlock's case). Could you elaborate a bit on why you think John is Lawful Good and not Neutral Good like I originally believed?

prettyarbitrary:

I’m flagging John as lawful because he seems to really go in for the whole ‘queen and country, law and order’ dealio.  He clings not only to justice, but also to propriety.  Social structure is his bread and butter.  He’s got every marker of a classic lawful character.

You could take his carrying a gun and shooting somebody as chaotic vigilantism.  (Actually John’s killed two people on-screen; remember TBB when he kicked the crossbow so it shot Sherlock’s strangler instead of Sarah?)  But the definitions of the alignments have nothing to do with a character’s willingness to act in support of their personal beliefs.  After all, a paladin traditionally runs around smiting evil-doers.  An actively lawful good person would reasonably act to uphold their morality in the absence of someone else who’s legally appointed to do so.  E.g.  John called the cops, but he knew they wouldn’t get there in time, so it was him or nobody.  And leaving Sherlock to be coerced into taking poison because John refused to act would not be the action of a good man either, would it?

So I think John carries a gun not because he’s a natural law-breaker, but because he’s unwilling to cede his capacity to act just because he’s moved from a military arena where he wasa lawfully appointed authority to a civilian one where he is not.

One thing about alignments, though, is that they’re not static things.  People do change over time.  Under the influence of Sherlock, John may begin to sway more chaotic.  Alternatively, he may remain lawful good but begin to replace the societal concepts of justice and rightness he previously oriented on with Sherlock’s interpretation.

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professorfangirl:

Pain. Heartbreak. Loss. Death.

Mary as bride killed Sherlock’s heart. Yep.

Never realized until I read the amazing comment by  sherlockedaspergirl on this post that it goes way deeper than that. Before he finds Redbeard, Sherlock was looking for John to calm himself down…and found Mary in his way. In her wedding dress, with a gun. And it’s proof that he’s already lost all hope: John is hers, now. Even in his mind palace, she stands between them. 

thats a really depressing thought.  

i never like to think all hope is lost and while Sherlock feels he has to give up John because he chose someone else i think he’s not thinking big enough.  

Sherlock’s line at the end of the series “the game is never over” shows us that Sherlock doesn’t give up.  John is on Mary’s arm but as long as Sherlock loves John and (in my opinion) John loves Sherlock it’s never over.  Sherlock’s return shows up that.  things between them have just begun.

there was a meta a read recently that pointed out as Sherlock’s plan leaves Mary is holding onto John’s arm but as it turns around John is standing apart upright looking into the distance.  John is looking to Sherlock not to Mary.  

i don’t think Sherlock’s lost yet folks.

may I also add that not only bride Mary is standing in his way separating him from John but in doing so she’s preventing him from staying alive as she stops him from calming down

She is killing him even in his mind palace

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sussexlock:

john’s heterosexuality sure as hell didn’t return from war