Seriously, how far do I have to go to find an adaptation of the Holmes canon that does not put Irene Adler in the role of a love interest/sexy eyecandy but in her original role of the only badass that defeated Sherlock Holmes?
Like, okay if you want to interpret it that way, but it’s as if every. single. adaptation. has her as a love interest and some (looking at you Moff) have him defeating her.
Because of course it’s impossible for her to have an impact on his life in any other way than as a potential hookup.