You know what I hate about A LOT of interpretations of Irene Adler? It’s that so many “work” for (more like are controlled by) Jim Moriarty. I hate that. Partly because it takes away from her signature independent intelligence and cunning but mostly because there is literally nothing in ‘A Scandal In Bohemia’ that says she was connected to him at all. Even when I watched ASiB in 2011 I got annoyed at first because I thought ‘Great. Another one.’ But when I looked closer I relized that Lara’s Adler called under her own steam. Technically, she had the power in that relationship and I nearly hit the roof with joy because finally, an Irene Adler unafraid of Jim Moriarty. An Irene Adler who was manipulated, yes. But not controlled by Jim Moriarty via blackmail or threats about her feelings for Sherlock *rolls eyes* (if there is one trope I despise it’s that).