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How did Moriarty survive his suicide?

  • I have 2 current theories on how Moriarty survived. 

    1. He used a real gun, but the chamber was empty. Moriarty had snipers, right? He could've had one of them fire a shot, near Moriarty. Also, as Moriarty had a coat with a collar, he could've had a blood pouch hidden, and it exploded as he fell. Notice how the blood didn't splatter, but it just streamed when he fell. Also, how could he have kept hold of the gun?

    2. Moriarty and Sherlock both knew they were going to fake their suicides. Who knows if they've spoken to each other off screen? The thing is about Sherlock and Moriarty is they're rivals. They're two geniuses playing a game of chess. Moriarty could've made a deal with Sherlock that if his suicide was more convincing than Sherlock's, then he wouldn't reveal the full extent of his network. But if Sherlock did, then Moriarty would let him dismantle it. 

    Problems:

    The second theory sounds quite dumb, but knowing the writers, anything is possible. 

    Support:

    I don't think Richard Brook is real, because the man on that roof acted too much like Moriarty to be someone else. Also, Moriarty is just as smart as Sherlock, so he'd know if Sherlock was going to fake his death. Also, Moriarty most likely predicted that Sherlock had a plan due to the fact that Sherlock set up the meeting place. And Sherlock's fake suicide wouldn't have worked if Moriarty was still alive, because Moriarty would've looked down to make sure he died. Also, Mycroft didn't release the GIF so Sherlock could come back because Mycroft would be in so much trouble with the government. Despite the fact that Moriarty "is" the British government, how come he couldn't stop Sherlock being exiled? And even the Prime Minister was notified, so he'd be in a lot of trouble. And where did Mycroft get the footage? Also, I don't think it's another villain because why would they want SHERLOCK HOLMES, the world's greatest detective, to come and foil their plan? In addition, I don't think it was Moriarty's Network, because Sherlock dismantled it. Even if he didn't, they probably wouldn't want Sherlock to return either. Also, Andrew Scott even confirmed that the writers had planned his return from the Reicanbach Fall, so all Sherlockians should start watching to see how he did it. I do think Moriarty is truly back, because during each season, one of the three episodes have been based on a novel. The three novels that have been used are A Study in Scarlet (A Study in Pink S1 E1), The Hound of the Baskerville (The Hounds of Baskerville S2 E2), and The Sign of Four (The Sign of Three S3 E2). There is one Sherlock Holmes Novel left: The Valley of Fear, which introudced Moriarty as a villain. This novel may be based off of for an episode for Season 4. This adds to the evidence that Moriarty is back and kicking. #MoriartyLives

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    • My theory, to put it in simple wording, is that Sherlock Holmes never met his arch nemesis. While I explain this I might as well reveal a more convincing theory (see the ridiculously long comment on Anderson) for Sherlock's lazarus minus the bits that make it more complicated than it needs to be.

      Moriaty first. The Jim Moriaty who met sherlock was a criminal mastermind who assisted all the crimes further I.E. Richard Brook. However, the criminal consultant who murder-suicided Sherlock Holmes, who killed Carl Powers, who sponsored Jefferson Hope, who smuggled the Black Lotus Tong in, was his older brother. The younger Moriaty was somehow devoted, perhaps with blackmail, to his brother. His brother used the keycode on himself, the known Moriaty lied. The known Moriaty actually made Irene Adler to ring him up, just to seem more invincible. The older Moriaty (who was dead in the books but ever existed btw) also deleted Mrs Watson's evidence. The code was unknown to the younger, obnoxious Moriaty.

      Holmes now. A friend of my father (real life) remarked that it was confusing, 'why was everyone but John allowed to know?' but I thought later, what if he did, he just wanted to confuse the pedestrians, any spies, the police, and the therapist (and Mrs Watson, but John just didn't want to look that dangerous). Sherlock Holmes picked the dead Moriaty's pocket, took the phone used to text the bribers. He activated the 'fail-safe'. As a finale he used 2 alibies to make himself no longer incriminated: Henry Knight's testinomy (and maybe the tramps'), and DID YOU MISS ME? which Mycroft concocted. As for Molly Hooper, i don't know. Inside info on Moriaty for bringing the real Moriaty's info back (young Moriaty's appearance tells Sherlock that a brother exists).

      The pointless additions were: Moriaty: older owning JanusCars, using the keycode in extreme cases i.e. Mrs Watson. The USB was not effected because it had no internet connection. Sherlock: Irene Adler interfering with the court after Sherlock, pretending to be Moriaty, boasted of Sherlock's incrimination. later murdered by the tramp who threatened Watson with a knife. A fake Holmes was on the floor. Watson did a bad job of testing to see if he was dead.

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    • to answer how he held the gun, that isn't difficult, and he would be breathing anyway. To answer the stream, I dunno

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    • I'm pretty sure Andrew Scott plays the proper Moriarty. It would be too much trouble to undo everything the writers have already done. Moriarty is definitely back.

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    • The spider is dead, though his web lives on...

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    • No. His network was dismantled by Sherlock, and even Mycroft helped. And Moriarty doesn't seem like the kind of guy who would kill himself. Why does he listen to "Staying Alive"? And he had a fox tie pin, and there's a fairytale of a fox who fakes his own death. BOOM. #moriarty lives

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    • I think it's just as possible that Moriarty is dead. Someone could easily have faked the footage of him - or perhaps used pre-existing video of him.

      It could maybe be the villain of the next series or even Mycroft - inventing a reason for his little brother to not have to go on that dangerous mission he was just about to set off on.

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    • Mycroft wouldn't have done it. Even he seemed suprised, and even if he really is the British government, why couldn't he stop Sherlock from being exiled? And, even the Prime Minister was notified, so Mycroft would be in serious trouble. Also, why would a villain want Sherlock Holmes, a high functioning sociopath, to come and foil their plan? Moriarty plays mind games with Sherlock, so it makes sense he's back. And why would Moriarty record footage of himself saying "Did you miss me?" Even after the credits roll, we see a full on clip of him saying "Did you miss me?" 

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    • the reason Mycroft couldn't have stopped him being exhiled is either

      1. 1: because he had already prevented execution, making him powerless for stopping a more minor punishment
      1. 2: because he did. DID YOU MISS ME? did you miss me? DID YOU MISS ME?

      Why did Moriaty want to be beaten by sherlock:

      1. 1: he didn't
      1. 2 it's just a game as far as they are concerned. Sucsessful sociapaths in Sherlock (try saying that five times quickly) seem to be essentially mini-gods which make or break the whole of society just as a condiment.
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    • But the writers wouldn't cause that much hype if Moriarty wasn't really alive

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    • 71.74.229.233 wrote:
      The spider is dead, though his web lives on...

      I don't think he's alive. I just think he's back. Like the SAW series? The original Moriarty is already dead but the one who put up that video is probably a fan of his or it was a preemted move by Moriarty. It was planned, that if he died after years, that video would be released. Something like that.

      Another one is that if really is alive. The gun was a fake and it only produces sound and yeah, like the first post: Blood pouch.

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    • Yeah. Sherlock didn't even properly examine the body. 

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    • Yes, I'm sure you're spot-on. He faked his death, while standing isolated on a roof with the world's greatest detective. Let me guess, he stopped his heart using the classic "I studied with a Yogi for 7 years" trope. Or maybe he simply gambled that Sherlock wouldn't spend 20 seconds determining whether or not he was dead, because he had more important things to do.

      An image of a dead man appears on the screen, and everyone immediately thinks exactly what they're supposed to think. Goldfish, anyone?

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    • Maybe Sherlock put up the footage to stop his own excile ...cunning ;)

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    • I'm not sure of the "how", but here's something I expect the revived Jim Moriarty to say to Sherlock in Season 4:

      "You didn't really think that I thought that YOU thought that I was dead, did you?"

      "Course not." 

      "Then why not check my body?"

      "While your snipers were setting up to murder my friends? Couldn't take the chance."

      "So you jumped."

      "So I jumped."

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    • Maybe I'm still holding out that Moriarty is still alive because I love Andrew Scott. But in Fight Club, the narrator shoots himself in the manner the way Moriarty did, but he did it at an angle so he survived. Maybe Moriarty did the same? And I know, it's a book, it's made up, but I think Chuck Palahniuk would've written something possible given his nature of his writing and the fact that he worked around doctors.

      Nonetheless, I hope Moriarty is back, as weird as that seems. I can't seem to let go of Andrew Scott's awesome acting…

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    • 1: the first theory is a good combination with mine, the second comment

      2: If my theory was correct, I hope Hugh Dennis would play the other Moriaty, he is probably the creepiest person on the BBC. I'm not advertising Mock the Week though.

      3: don't assume too much, just because DID YOU MISS ME was a fake doesn't mean he is dead. MAYBE the broadcaster doesn't know!

      4: my Adler bit explains why Sherlock was so desperate for nobody to know

      5: might be irrelevant, but who WAS Moran in this series? his role was clear in A Game of Shadows, but in this it is badly explained. Perhaps he was blackmailed into helping.

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    • 6: 'every good fairytale needs its villain'...Hansel and Gretel...Fox tie pin?

      7: Moriaty has 3 people in his network, Adler (sort of), Magnussen and Moran. The rest are merely clients, one-timers. OH. 'I should get myself an alive normal person', someone in the goodies is helping Moriaty, as one of the assasins etc, if so my money is on Sally Donnavan as a spy.

      Who delivers the Great Game to Sherlock? Who advised Watson to stay away? Who advised Lestrade not to help Sherlock, but rather to catch the thieves? Who doubted Sherlock first when he was saving the children, with meaningful sarcasm? Who called him insane, as a start of the fall, considering Moriaty was 'saving something BIG up for [Sherlock's] death'?

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    • I hope hugh dennis plays*

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    • -*pant pant pant*

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    • Whoever put the comment a few comments up about what a revived Moriarty would say, I totally agree with you. That would be great. I would be cool to see Anderson's theories when the episode starts. And why wouldn't anyone use their own face? If they want to take down Sherlock alone, they could use their own face, frighten the country a bit less than Moriarty could, and then face Sherlock. 

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    • Steven Moffat: "You don't know what's going on there [with the return of Moriarty]. We know what's going on there, but we're not telling you! It must be hell watching this show! But obviously we enjoyed the fact that we get to see more of the wonderful Andrew Scott as Moriarty."

      THANK YOU STEVEN MOFFAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. moriartylives #scottieforever

      (you may not have gessed but I LOVE andrew scott, check out Sea Wall (acted by andrew scott). Amazing) 

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    • I think, basically, that you can't trust anything he says! The show runners will lie to protect the storylines and have done in the past.

      So I don't think you can trust what they previously said when they said that Moriarty is definitely dead and not coming back - but you also can't trust that he is coming back. That's what they want us to believe judging by the ending of series three but I don't think we can count on that just yet . . .

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    • 1. neither Moffat nor Moriaty need to lie, they can simply decline to answer.

      2. continuing Sherlock's conversation...

      'Do you really want to kill me when I'm not fighting you directly?'

      'If I don't you can blackmail the UN and become the ruler of the world, you will invalidate the money system, you will kill everyone I love...'

      (cuts to Moriarty quietly leaveing to the sound of Sherlock's violin)

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    • Moriarty fired a black, fell on his head, then a fake blood packet bursted, making it seem like he was shot.

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    • ^blank

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    • I thought it was a curious choice for Moriarity to put the gun in his mouth.  Think about it: no need to fake an external gunshot wound.

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    • I saw a video on YouTube that showed how Moriarty had the gun in his hand when he shot it, but when he fell it wasn't in his hand. On the ground, presumably dead, the gun was in his hand again. Most likely just a continuity error, but you never know.

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    • the reason Moriarty used a 'curious' choice is because he needs to counter Sherlock's deductions.

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    • I don't think the real Moriaty is dead. Post credit scene shows us it's him, it could mean anything but why they went so much trouble just to imply that Moriaty is still alive?

      The Richard Brook character is probably real too. He's an actor that got involved in a famous TV series. Yes Moriaty could fake his record/identity but many people watched Richard Brook on Television and there's no way you can fake that, I mean  how possibly could Moriaty erase him from everyone 's memory ??

      So there're only 2 possibilites:

      - RB is real and he's Moriaty look alike or his twin brother.

      - RB is real and he's Moriaty's alter ego. Actor by day, criminal by night.

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    • My theory is kind of far-fetched, but I thought I would post it here to see what holes there may be in it...


      I think the rooftop handshake (which, IMO, was slightly out of chararacter for Jim) was the sign Moriarty gave to "kill" himself. You notice that Moriarty keeps the gun in his mouth for a split second longer than what seemed right, before pulling the trigger. Also, when you see Moriarty fall, his head is leaning forward, not backwards, and the pooling of blood and the lack of a spray is also odd.


      So my explanation is that Moriarty told a sniper that if he shook Sherlock's hand, be ready. And just as Moriarty puts the gun in his mouth for a split second longer, it gives the sniper margin of error to shoot Moriarty in the back of the head with something. What could the gun/bullet could be that would draw blood but not kill? No idea. But Moriarty's gun was filled with blanks, and just as he pulled the trigger, the sniper fired the shot, causing Moriarty's head to go forward instead of backwards, and also accounting for the lack of blood pooling.


      So there it is. And just incase I get bashed because they don't know how Sherlock could make that mistake, he did fall for it 2 episodes earlier when Irene Adler faked it. And I also have no idea how to explain what happened after Sherlock jumped off the roof, and to explain how everyone else thought Moriarty was dead, or the lack of mentioning that his corpse was missing.

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    • Another side theory is that he is the younger brother of the real Moriarty. In the books (which the writers stay true-ish to) he is always called James. So maybe in this series, Jim is the name of the younger one, and JAMES MORIARTY is behind the scenes still pulling the strings.


      I hate this theory so I hope no lol

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    • 174.126.189.241 wrote:
      Another side theory is that he is the younger brother of the real Moriarty. In the books (which the writers stay true-ish to) he is always called James. So maybe in this series, Jim is the name of the younger one, and JAMES MORIARTY is behind the scenes still pulling the strings.


      I hate this theory so I hope no lol

      His name is James, it's just shortened to Jim sometimes.

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    • I think Andrew Scott is the true Moriarty because the reason people loved him was because he gave a new spin on the character of Moriarty. Deeming him to be the younger brother and not the true Moriarty would ruin the character, and Scott's performance. I don't think Moriarty has a twin brother or a body double. I don't think Richard Brook is real either though because how could two men look EXACTLY alike? There were be noticable differences in their physical features. Also, there is a chance, A CHANCE, that Moriarty is the third Holmes brother. First of all, the three most intelligent men on the planet are Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes, and James "Jim" Moriarty. The ability to be that intelligent may be genetic. It doesn't really seem possible though, as it would ruin the whole Moriarty thing. He would basically be Jim Holmes. More evidence to support this though, is how when in Sherlock's mind palace in "His Last Vow", Moriarty says "mummy and daddy will cry". He didn't say your mummy and daddy, but just mummy and daddy. Also, Sherlock comments on Moriarty saying he never felt pain. "Why did you never feel pain?" As if he's known Moriarty for a long time. Also, Mycroft's words about the third brother imply the 3rd brother is dead, and Moriarty died. Well, he didn't really. I don't think Moriarty being the 3rd brother is the best thing to do though. Back to how Moriarty survived, when he is about the shoot himself, you hear a spray noise. Similar to the spray noise heard when Moriarty sprayed the guard in the mouth when he was in the Tower of London. Maybe that was why he had no noticable breathing. Anywho, #MoriartyLives

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    • three things, the second and third specific for 66.215.166.122

      first, there is hard evidence of Moriarty living after S3E3's credits, he looks much more animated.

      second, remember the false ambassador at the end of Sherlock Holmes A Game Of Shadows? perhaps a similar operation would be shown in this series.

      third, Mycroft Holmes killed his other brother, but he also fabricated him. You can tell this by listening to him in S3E1, in the board games, and deductions between Sherlock and Mycroft

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    • Just wanted to address the people who are theorizing about the gun Moriarty shoots himself with containing blanks. This is really not an option. While a blank cartridge does not have a bullet in it, it does have a powder charge that can kill at point blank range. If he were lucky enough not to die from the blast going off in his mouth he would be in excruciating pain. There are a lot of good theories out there and if Moriarty is not dead then I can not wait to see how they pull off his return, my money is on the twin angle.

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    • 24.17.132.8 wrote: Just wanted to address the people who are theorizing about the gun Moriarty shoots himself with containing blanks. This is really not an option. While a blank cartridge does not have a bullet in it, it does have a powder charge that can kill at point blank range. If he were lucky enough not to die from the blast going off in his mouth he would be in excruciating pain. There are a lot of good theories out there and if Moriarty is not dead then I can not wait to see how they pull off his return, my money is on the twin angle.

      probably a fake gun then

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    • if you want me to elaborate, it probably was specially engineered by a network member, or it had very little gunpowder and no bullet, and the twin angle cannot mean too much. Any of those ways the scene is sort of so invalid it's probably a delusion, since Sherlock didn't need to fall and Moriarty didn't organise anything, and Moriarty responded to the riddle in that way.

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    • The thing is though, what if the gun really did just shoot a spray into his mouth? The same one he used on the guard in the Tower of London? Both scenes have the same spray noise. Also, twins seems two much of a leap. The man on the roof was Moriarty. He was too much like Moriarty. And what if one of the snipers somewhere else fired a shot at the same exact moment Moriarty did so. I mean, did you notice how Moriarty took a bit of time before shooting himself? The gun was in his mouth, but he waited a bit of time before firing.

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    • I tthink morirarity is still alive. And here`s why.........

      Morirarity made those IOU`s as hints to his survival. The first, on the apple, is a representation of the issac newton myth, therfeore gravity. And the winged IOU graffiti represented not sherlock surviving, which was the apple one, but sherlock being in "the side of the angels". The one on the building was to enforce the message itself: I Owe You. After playing Moriarity`s game and solving his little puzzles, Moriarity considered him a worthy opponent. He meant that he owed sherlock a performance of his own. another little game to play. Moriarity KNEW Sherlock would survive. I mean, sherlock set up the meeting place. Moriarity didn`t have to be a genius to figure it out, His IOU`s were like a comeback : one good show deserves another. On the roof, Moriarity said that Sherlocks weakness was he wanted everything to be clever. Thats why he didn`t understand that the ultimate hacking code was fake, and that`s why he didn`t check the body. He was probably trying to come up with some sot of complex scheme that Moriarity was somehow initiating, why avoiding the simple truth: Moriarity was bored with Sherlock. Remember when Moriarity said "You are me." he mean t that all sherlock needed to be just like him was to get him off "the side of the angels". After his plan to kill Sherlock`s friends, Moriarity lied in wait, watching, waiting for Sherlock to prove himself. When Sherlock killed Magneusson, Moriarity deemed Sherlock worthy, in his own sick way. But he couldn`t have his favorite opponent disapear and die 6 months later now could he? So he announced his retun to bring Sherlock back. The writers wouldn`t have had Andrew Scott say "Miss me?" at the end of the credits if he wasn`t alive. As to how he survived, i thnk the blood packet theory is what happened. He kept his survival simple, to mock Sherlock when he returned. There is no body double or twin. It would ruin the chracter, and the new spin on Moriarity, which is basically the Joker, only smarter, and without the make-up, How he survied dosen`t even really matter. Like with Sherlocks return, it will probably just dissapoint the audience. What does matter is what it means for Sherlock.

      P.S If you`ve ever been to the Sherlocks websit, thescienceofdeduction.co.uk, he kept getting coded messages from a mysterious person, saying things like he was coming for sherlock and watching him. The third one hasn`t been solved, and I`m preety sure when series 4 comes out the message will be revealeed to be I am Moriarity or something. No prizes for guessing who  that was. Here`s the link:http://www.thescienceofdeduction.co.uk/hidden-messages/hiddenmessage3

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    • 66.215.166.122 wrote: The thing is though, what if the gun really did just shoot a spray into his mouth? The same one he used on the guard in the Tower of London? Both scenes have the same spray noise. Also, twins seems two much of a leap. The man on the roof was Moriarty. He was too much like Moriarty. And what if one of the snipers somewhere else fired a shot at the same exact moment Moriarty did so. I mean, did you notice how Moriarty took a bit of time before shooting himself? The gun was in his mouth, but he waited a bit of time before firing.

      nice theory, but all this (all posts) for the observer's benefit? neither Sherlock nor Moriarty was that stupid, unless I'm missing something (which I have no doubt that I am).

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    • 174.126.189.241 wrote: Another side theory is that he is the younger brother of the real Moriarty. In the books (which the writers stay true-ish to) he is always called James. So maybe in this series, Jim is the name of the younger one, and JAMES MORIARTY is behind the scenes still pulling the strings.

      I have a theory similar but less disappointing for Andrew Scott fans.

      Janine Moriarty: appears as the true Moriarty, She has a good reason to visit John/Mary's wedding and work for Charles Augustus Magnussen. But supposing it was a double bluff, a false true Prof Moriarty, Andrew Scott is the real and the larger Moriarty, it's just a case of identity (drum roll), and who pretends to be the big one. Like in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

      It's not too difficult to swap genders, what about Corru...Corrov...the correct spelling. Mycroft's Valet


      I hate this theory so I hope no lol </div>

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    • oops ignore the last line

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    • By 'Like in A Game Of Shadows', I meant it was clear who the real villain was, but the lower villain, the gypsy's brother, was shrouded in confusion and obscurity as Moriarty planned.
      
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    • did everyone forget that after sherlock's suicide the news never reported death of jim moriarty or richard brook

      his body was never found so no chance of him being dead 

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    • Guys, anyone else thinks that the I OWE YOU has a special significance?

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    • 220.255.2.162 wrote:
      Guys, anyone else thinks that the I OWE YOU has a special significance?


      that has its own post as a matter of fact...

      I've Got You

      I.. .O. ..U

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    • 75.93.149.170 wrote:

      P.S If you`ve ever been to the Sherlocks websit, thescienceofdeduction.co.uk, he kept getting coded messages from a mysterious person, saying things like he was coming for sherlock and watching him. The third one hasn`t been solved, and I`m preety sure when series 4 comes out the message will be revealeed to be I am Moriarity or something. No prizes for guessing who  that was. Here`s the link:http://www.thescienceofdeduction.co.uk/hidden-messages/hiddenmessage3

      If you read the forum on his website, the user called theimprobableone worked it out. It was a pigpen cipher that said "Sherlock I have found you". So it's already worked out, no need for a reveal.

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    •    in the episode when moriarty broke into all of the places, when he knocked out the gaurd who comes upto him after the alarm sounds, he sprayed something and the gun that moriarty used to kill himself made the same noise, then there was a gun shot.

         also before sherlock jumps, there are two windows open on the building, but as he is jumping, the windows are closed and there is a note. molly didnt put it there because she was waiting with the replacement body downstairs.

         sherlock could have recorded moriary saying do you miss me and set the entire thing up.

         in one of the episodes, someone accuses mycroft of having brotherly compassion for sherlock and he denies it by saying you know what happened to the other one. i think that indicates that there is a third brother, whisch would make sense if moriarty was the third brother. mycroft and sherlock are competitive, so are moriarty and sherlock, except moriarty and sherlock just took it to the next level.

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    • 71.74.229.233 wrote:
      Yes, I'm sure you're spot-on. He faked his death, while standing isolated on a roof with the world's greatest detective. Let me guess, he stopped his heart using the classic "I studied with a Yogi for 7 years" trope. Or maybe he simply gambled that Sherlock wouldn't spend 20 seconds determining whether or not he was dead, because he had more important things to do.

      An image of a dead man appears on the screen, and everyone immediately thinks exactly what they're supposed to think. Goldfish, anyone?

      why TV Tropes? Moriarty used an anaesthetic canister on the guard at the Bank of England, why not use it on himself?

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    • This is a completely different, and probably completely wrong, idea, but perhaps he isn't alive at all. There's a theory that Janine is actually Moriarty's sister - both Irish, dark hair, similar feaures, flirting with Sherlock, not to mention that Magnussen said that he flicked her face - and maybe she planted that picture there to scare everybody. Maybe she'll come back and be the new villain for the next season. Just an idea.

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    • He is back watch the episode they kept changing from him moryarty To james moryarty Sherlock swaps himself witch means james is jim's brother so james was on the roof and people say the gun didn't shot it only made a noise but watch it you see moryarty takes the gun from Sherlock it was Watson's gun.

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    • If Sherlock easily faked his death then Moriarty, who is just as brilliant as Sherlock could definetly do it. 


      ...I really want Moriarty to be back.

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    • 108.20.184.11 wrote: If Sherlock easily faked his death then Moriarty, who is just as brilliant as Sherlock could definitely do it. 


      ...I really want Moriarty to be back.

      I hope he comes back as well. I'm not exactly sure how he would've faked shooting himself in the head, but I still think he's alive.

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    • what exactly did Mycroft say about the third Holmes brother?

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    • He said: "Don't be absurd. I'm not given to outbursts of brotherly compassion. You know what happened to the other one."

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    • Nxtstep101 wrote:

      108.20.184.11 wrote: If Sherlock easily faked his death then Moriarty, who is just as brilliant as Sherlock could definitely do it. 


      ...I really want Moriarty to be back.

      I hope he comes back as well. I'm not exactly sure how he would've faked shooting himself in the head, but I still think he's alive.

      Also, whoever put that video onto EVERY SINGLE SCREEN in London must be a genius and Moriarty is one of the very few who could pull that off. We saw in season 2 how he hacked into the prison, bank, tower and much more. 

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    • 108.20.184.11 wrote:

      Nxtstep101 wrote:

      108.20.184.11 wrote: If Sherlock easily faked his death then Moriarty, who is just as brilliant as Sherlock could definitely do it. 


      ...I really want Moriarty to be back.

      I hope he comes back as well. I'm not exactly sure how he would've faked shooting himself in the head, but I still think he's alive.

      Also, whoever put that video onto EVERY SINGLE SCREEN in London must be a genius and Moriarty is one of the very few who could pull that off. We saw in season 2 how he hacked into the prison, bank, tower and much more. 

      Definitely. If Moriarty is dead, then that means he either gave the "codes" he uses to someone else, or there is another villain we don't know about with equal skill in hacking.

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    • Nxtstep101 wrote:

      108.20.184.11 wrote:

      Nxtstep101 wrote:

      108.20.184.11 wrote: If Sherlock easily faked his death then Moriarty, who is just as brilliant as Sherlock could definitely do it. 


      ...I really want Moriarty to be back.

      I hope he comes back as well. I'm not exactly sure how he would've faked shooting himself in the head, but I still think he's alive.
      Also, whoever put that video onto EVERY SINGLE SCREEN in London must be a genius and Moriarty is one of the very few who could pull that off. We saw in season 2 how he hacked into the prison, bank, tower and much more. 
      Definitely. If Moriarty is dead, then that means he either gave the "codes" he uses to someone else, or there is another villain we don't know about with equal skill in hacking.

      definetly. i think it would be pretty cool if he ended up being a Holmes brother though I doubt that that will happen. I cant believe that we have to wait two more years for season 4 which only has 3 episodes! I might die if I dont find out whether or not hes alive or dead!!

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    • 108.20.184.11 wrote:

      Nxtstep101 wrote:

      108.20.184.11 wrote:

      Nxtstep101 wrote:

      108.20.184.11 wrote: If Sherlock easily faked his death then Moriarty, who is just as brilliant as Sherlock could definitely do it. 


      ...I really want Moriarty to be back.

      I hope he comes back as well. I'm not exactly sure how he would've faked shooting himself in the head, but I still think he's alive.
      Also, whoever put that video onto EVERY SINGLE SCREEN in London must be a genius and Moriarty is one of the very few who could pull that off. We saw in season 2 how he hacked into the prison, bank, tower and much more. 
      Definitely. If Moriarty is dead, then that means he either gave the "codes" he uses to someone else, or there is another villain we don't know about with equal skill in hacking.

      definetly. i think it would be pretty cool if he ended up being a Holmes brother though I doubt that that will happen. I cant believe that we have to wait two more years for season 4 which only has 3 episodes! I might die if I dont find out whether or not hes alive or dead!!

      Yeah, that would be pretty interesting. I'm not sure how I'll be able to wait two years either..

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    • the gun couldn't be filled with blanks because at that close range the blanks can actually kill. also there can't be a snipper hiding somewhere so that they can make the gunshot if moriarty just pulled the trigger with no sound because sherlock would have noticed that the noise of the gunshot diden't come from moriarty's gun.

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    • in the movie ps i love you the guy dies but leaves his mother notes to sent to his wife at already specified times to help her cope. what if moriarty set everything up for the person moriarty wants to take his place after he dies and tells him exactly what to do so that after moriarty dies, his name will still live on.

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    • I have three possible theories about Moriaty. 

      1)   He faked his own death much in the same way as Sherlock.  He used fake blood and did not use a real bullet.  After all, Sherlock did not confirm his death by taking his pulse.  And any coroner can be paid off to record death.  This is evident by the many fake deaths:  Irene Adler, Sherlock Holmes …..

      2)  2)  It is a fake resurrection.  Big brother has stepped in to keep Sherlock from being exiled.  I think Mikecroft protects brother far more that we realize.  I will even go as far as stating that he had people in the restaurant when Sherlock surprised Dr. Watson with news of not being dead.  There were too many waiters ready and wating to pull John Watson off of Sherlock.  Mikecroft had already guessed how Dr. Watson would react.

      3)   3) I also like the theory that I read in a previous post that the person who was on the roof with Sherlock and had all previous dealings with Sherlock was just a puppet of Moriaty.  It wasn’t really Moriaty himself, just a henchman hired by Moriaty.

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    • 64.134.150.10 wrote:

      3)   3) I also like the theory that I read in a previous post that the person who was on the roof with Sherlock and had all previous dealings with Sherlock was just a puppet of Moriaty.  It wasn’t really Moriaty himself, just a henchman hired by Moriaty.

      I think this theory is possible, in one way or another.

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    • I think the Andrew Scott is playing the real Moriarty because it would ruin lots of fans image of the character. Andrew Scott is loved by many as Moriarty because he played a new, fresh version of the character. If it turns out he wasn't the real Moriarty, lots of fans would without a doubt be disappointed. 

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    • 66.215.166.122 wrote:
      I think the Andrew Scott is playing the real Moriarty because it would ruin lots of fans image of the character. Andrew Scott is loved by many as Moriarty because he played a new, fresh version of the character. If it turns out he wasn't the real Moriarty, lots of fans would without a doubt be disappointed. 

      To be fair, since when have the writers worried about the fans' opinion of a character?

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    • The writers write a certain way to not only please themselves, but to please the fans. If they made a boring dull Moriarty, which people disliked, they would have to make a change to save the show. 

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    • SPOILER ALERT!!! I found someone's website when i searched the image of the third cifer and they figured it out.

      click here for answer

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    • am i the only one annoyed by the fact that sherlock is really nice on his website like he said "have a go. thanks". i mean he didn't even TRY to insult us by saying something like "if even i can't solve it, you wouldn't even have a chance" 

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    • some one could have hacked his website

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    • Sherlock is Moriarty, if sherlock lived then Moriarty could do so too 

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    • 86.135.169.13 wrote:

      24.17.132.8 wrote: Just wanted to address the people who are theorizing about the gun Moriarty shoots himself with containing blanks. This is really not an option. While a blank cartridge does not have a bullet in it, it does have a powder charge that can kill at point blank range. If he were lucky enough not to die from the blast going off in his mouth he would be in excruciating pain. There are a lot of good theories out there and if Moriarty is not dead then I can not wait to see how they pull off his return, my money is on the twin angle.

      probably a fake gun then

      it coudln't be a fake gun, as shown in A Study in Pink Sherlock can tell a fake gun from a real one.

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    • Well, it was a stressful situation, and Moriarty just whipped it out. In A Study in Pink, Sherlock had time to analyze the gun because the Cabbie had it out for a while. Also, Sherlock had to keep going on with his plan, so he didn't have time to examine the body or the gun. 

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    • I have heard several theories about how Moriarty faked his death, along with theories about he is actually dead and people are using his image.

      I myself completely believe that the Andrew Scott Moriarty is alive. But I am open to the theories that he is actually dead and someone his using his footage.

      Firstly, who would use Moriarty's image if he really was dead?

      1. In the ACD stories, Moriarty has a brother, also called James. So this is an option.

      2. I have actually heard the theory that Janine is the genderbent version of Moriarty's brother. This I am really intrigued by, but a part of me thinks that it would simply destroy the series. Evidence is Janine also has an Irish accent, and overall the two look rather similar. The fact that Janine is Magnussen's P.A. is also interesting, as there are hints that Magnussen worked with Moriarty.

      3. In this series, Sebastian Moran has yet to be introduced (I expect he will in S4, however). It is suspected he was John's sniper in The Riechenbach Fall. He could have used to footage to lead Sherlock on a wild goose chase only to kill him (in revenge?)

      4. Another villain. In the ACD stories, there are more than just two villains (Moriarty and Magnussen), so there's a chance that another villain (possibly in contact with Moriarty) used the footage.

      Now, to how Moriarty could have faked his death.

      Note that Moriarty's body was NOT found on the roof. How do we know this? Because of Anderson. He has a theory that Moriarty was given a Sherlock mask and dressed as Sherlock to fool John and other spectators. So Moriarty's body wasn't found on the roof. And possibly not any of the 'blood' either.

      Also, the gun he was holding was most likely a real gun, because in a Study in Pink, it is proved that Sherlock can tell the difference between a real gun and a very convincing fake. So the gun almost has to be a real gun.

      So how did he fake his death?

      1. In the stealing of the crown jewels, he uses a spray to knock out the security guard that told him to leave. Just before he shoots himself, a similar spraying sound is heard. This could be just Sherlock's sharp intake of breath, but I believe this is the most plausible of theories.

      2. He shot a blank. Though, as said before, blanks at that range still can kill.

      3. He shot it at such an angle that he only received a neck injury.

      Other interesting notes:

      1. When Sherlock says 'It's my note', a patch of white is seen at one of the windows of Barts (when you are looking at Sherlock from John's perspective). However, when Sherlock is falling, the white patch is gone. This patch could be some kind of actual note. This may just be a continuity error, but it would be interesting if it actually had any meaning.

      2. Another continuity error, but Moriarty is not holding the gun as he falls, but is holding it when he is lying down.

      3. There is no major splatter of blood, as what would be expected from a wound like that.

      As for Richard Brook, I myself do not believe that he is real, but I am still open to people's theories about if he is or not. People can look strikingly similar (there are about 7 people in the world that look extremely similar to you).

      Also, the theory that Moriarty is the third Holmes brother does sound like something Mofftiss would write, but I really hope not. I hope the third brother is a different person, I'm betting that the third brother is actually Moran.

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    • The third Holmes brother is most likely going to be Sherrinford. The thing is though, Sherrinford is older than both Mycroft and Sherlock. Also, I truly believe that James "Jim" Moriarty is still alive. Otherwise, why would Moffat and Gattis hype everyone up? 

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    • 66.215.166.122 wrote:

      2. Moriarty and Sherlock both knew they were going to fake their suicides. Who knows if they've spoken to each other off screen? The thing is about Sherlock and Moriarty is they're rivals. They're two geniuses playing a game of chess. Moriarty could've made a deal with Sherlock that if his suicide was more convincing than Sherlock's, then he wouldn't reveal the full extent of his network. But if Sherlock did, then Moriarty would let him dismantle it. 

      I support this second theory HIGHLY. I'm not sure if anybody else recalls, but remember when Sherlock was taken to a jail cell for contempt in court (while being called to tesitfy against Moriarty). Moriarty was also in that cell, I believe. The scene cut off after that, and I've always been stuck wondering exactly what happened in that space of time. Knowing them, they would never just sit in silence glaring at each other. 

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    • Pizzadeliverygirl wrote:
      66.215.166.122 wrote:
      2. Moriarty and Sherlock both knew they were going to fake their suicides. Who knows if they've spoken to each other off screen? The thing is about Sherlock and Moriarty is they're rivals. They're two geniuses playing a game of chess. Moriarty could've made a deal with Sherlock that if his suicide was more convincing than Sherlock's, then he wouldn't reveal the full extent of his network. But if Sherlock did, then Moriarty would let him dismantle it. 
      I support this second theory HIGHLY. I'm not sure if anybody else recalls, but remember when Sherlock was taken to a jail cell for contempt in court (while being called to tesitfy against Moriarty). Moriarty was also in that cell, I believe. The scene cut off after that, and I've always been stuck wondering exactly what happened in that space of time. Knowing them, they would never just sit in silence glaring at each other. 

      When they were in the jail, I was under the impression they were in different cells, but the shot was made to artistically look as if they were looking at each other to be mre dramatic. There's no way they'd put two people in a cell together, especially not those two after Sherlock had just testified against Moriarty.

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    • I'm sure that moriaty was working with Magnussen, he tricked him, he predicted that Holmes will kill Magnussen with cold blood becouse now Holmes is exactly like Moriarty (cold murderer). Possibilty of Moriarty (not) dead in my opinion:

      1. He faked his dead by medicines who slows heart and blood presure to not lose too much blood after shooting his part of body with good anathomy he could shoot his neck, part of face or even part of brain(cousing some future problems.

      2. Twin Brother like in "The Prestige"

      3. Watson is real nemesis of Holmes (not possible) and tricked everybody

      4. Moriarty is dead but he predicted everythink and wrote a virus as IT master wich will couse some problems in S4, virus have own intelligance based on Moriarty.

      6. There will be no S4

      P.S I had to delete p5 becouse i will leave it to myself, sorry for scrappy English, What you think about my thoughts?

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    • Charlene Holmes wrote:

      When they were in the jail, I was under the impression they were in different cells, but the shot was made to artistically look as if they were looking at each other to be mre dramatic. There's no way they'd put two people in a cell together, especially not those two after Sherlock had just testified against Moriarty.

      Yeah, I realized that after rewatching the episode. Bit hard to tell, honestly, since it was so well done!  

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    • I don't want Moriarty to be alive. It would completely destroy the significance of the ending of the second season and honestly, I was getting a little bit sick of him by then and was glad to see that he was gone with panache. It was a perfect ending- a great character arc ended right before he started becoming grating.

      I was really nervous when I realized he was coming back in Series 3, but in the end I think he was used really well as the person who haunted Sherlock most, who taunted him in his own heart after he was shot by Mary. I think that having him as a spectre in the background, not as a concrete character, really serves him the best. It made those scenes in Series 3 very effective.

      As far as the gifs, I think someone else put it up. I'm wondering if maybe Mycroft (who we already know has a history of working with Moriarty) did it for the dual purpose of getting Sherlock out and fulfilling the terms of some contract he had with the Moriarty gang.

      Janine being Moriarty's sister is an interesting idea (it would explain a lot about the way she acted) but I think it would be AWFUL if she turned out to be a successor. It would be much more interesting if she was on his side from some sisterly feelings or whatever but wasn't inherently evil herself. 

      If indeed someone besides Moriarty himself put up the gif, I'm inclined to think that it's for the sake of one particular plot (possibly a series arc?) rather than to attempt to restart his criminal network. My one exception would be if they hadn't already blown the character of Colonel Moran on some totally insignificant criminal in The Empty Hearse- if so, restarting the gang with Moriarty's canon henchman could be awesome.

      And, random thought: I'm in the middle of a canon read-through and I'm up to The Illustrious Client, and I was thinking that an episode with Baron Adelbert Gruner could be insanely cool if done well- kind of a Black Widower type. (The canon story is of Holmes trying to break the engagement of an aristocratic girl with the wife-murderer who has seduced her.)

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    • Some people have mentioned a spray noise on the roof. Makes me remember the aerosol hallucinogenic...right before he shot himself, Moriarty did look like he was having mental difficulties. Perhaps he released some of the spray to ensure that holmes saw what he wanted him to see - a dead body.

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    • Its Moriarty's successor. 

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    • Moriarty uses a spray in the Tower of London to render a guard unconscious, if you listen just before Moriarty pulls the trigger to kill himself you can honestly hear the same noise of the spray being dispensed. Since his other hand isn't in shot and Sherlock is fixed on Moriarty, he could have easily sprayed Sherlock with it. Sherlock also closes his eyes and falls backwards slightly so never actually sees a bullet hit Moriarty.

      Therefore i think with an empty gun and a nicely hid blood pouch, Moriarty could have faked his own death. Although i do think the idea of another Moriarty / Richard Brook or his twin probably has some significant relevance too.

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    • S2 E3 he kills himself - but in S3 E1 there are several reporters revealing Richard Brooke is a fake AND MORIARTY IS SEEN BEING ARRESTED I SWEAR! I hope this is included in S4 otherwise it's just a mistake which is very disappointing.

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    • 80.189.112.182 wrote:
      S2 E3 he kills himself - but in S3 E1 there are several reporters revealing Richard Brooke is a fake AND MORIARTY IS SEEN BEING ARRESTED I SWEAR! I hope this is included in S4 otherwise it's just a mistake which is very disappointing.

      Think that was a clip from S2 E3 when he actually was arrested for his crimes. If he'd come back people (especially Sherlock) would have been sure to notice.

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    • mother .... i also thought of the same idea the first guy told .. a gunfire being shot and a blood pouch beneath his coat .... i'm not being a liar .. i'm fasting bro .. i can't lie with a heavy situation ... awesome thinking bro .. we are great!!

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    • I dunno.  Although lot of the theories really are very plausible, I'm not sure I'm quite ready to jump on the bandwagon just yet.  Don't forget about Sebastian Moran from the canon stories.  He saw Sherlock and Moriarty go over the falls, and then he vowed revenge on Sherlock for Moriarty's death, and came after him for it.  We've already seen a "Lord Moran," whose first name was never revealed, so at the moment, my thinking is that the chances are high that he's gonna turn out to be Sebastian Moran, and he was the one behind the "Did you miss me?" video.  That's just what I think at the moment, but that could change as additional information comes out. X-)

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    • Any idiot that read the books would know how he faked it. There are two Moriarty's in the books both named James one a professer the other a colonel. In Sherlock to distinguish it more they are named Jim and James. I'm not positive bbut Jim was put on trial for theft and James started faking his identity as Richard Brooke and destroying Sherlock. I'm pretty sure that James shot himself and is truly dead, it might have been Jim though because he was the professer not the colonel. Professer Moriarty died in the books but I think it's the colonel in Sherlock. So all you're dumb theories about him firing a blank are wrong, the most possible scenario with that is that he put the gun close to his left ear causing it to bleed from the noise when he fired.

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    • Sherlock could have made the video himself so that he wouldnt have to leave

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    • Two very similar potential ways it works out.

      1- Jim Moriarty is the crazier younger brother of James Moriarty, the real puller of the strings. Perhaps a twin brother so that Andrew Scott can continue his awesomeness. I t was Jim, not James that died on the roof.

      2 - Alternatively, Richard Brooks is real, a talented struggling actor. Moriarty had plastic surgery to look just him and pays him/black mails/terrifies Brooks into delivering the performance of a lifetime... first with the reporter, then on the roof. Richard thinks he is using a prop gun, little does he know he has a real gun with real bullets. Moriarty basically tricks his double to shoot himself in the head. Kind of brilliant, and very moriarty.

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    • I think it is a brother.....

      The hint was in the very first show, A Study in Pink. The cabbie said to Sherlock, "There's OTHERS out there like you except you're just a man, and THEY'RE so much more than that."

      Sherlock picked up on that and asked if it was an organization.

      The cabbie replies, "There's a name no one says, and I'm not going to say it either..."

      There's more than one person with the same name.

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    • Finally someone who thinks like me. There were two Moriartys in the book Colonel and Professer both with the name James. I do believe that colonel Moriarty shot himself and the professer survived. BUT THIS IS THE REAL IMPORTANT THING! THE REST OF YOU PEOPLE ARE IDIOTS BECAUSE YOUR LACK OF INTELLIGENCE SHOS! I MEAN TO OFFEND YOU BUT YOUR IQ HAS TO BE LOWER THAN THIRTY!

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    • I just sent in the contribution up one, about the cabbie. Now I have found another hint.....

      I was watching and listening to the commentary for Scandal in Belgravia, and Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss were talking about the continuity problems that ACD had - where he forgot names in the books. They mentioned Professor Moriarty and his brother having the same name. They both laughed conspiratorially and said they were thinking about it and Steven said, "We're on the case!..... Maybe!"

      It sounds as if they have been planning for the two Moriarty brothers since the beginning.....

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    • I  like the 2 brothers theory.  Parellels the 2 Holmes bros.

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    • First of all, Colonel James Moriarty isn't even a villain. Also, Jim Moriarty is THE Moriarty. And why would the writers hype us up that much if he turned out to be dead or really someone else? Moriarty is Sherlock's equal, and it's incredibly likely that Moriarty faked his death and tricked everyone. 

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    • He is not THE Moriarty. THE Moriarty is a professor, remember?

      It'll be fantastic if the other Mriarty is the mind behind all this, and he sends his brother to do the "leg work" for some unknown reason.Maybe he is lame or he just doesn't want to put himself at risk.(Is that sentense correct?) 

      Have you seen S4 promos?(again, is that the word?...sorry,I'm not a native speaker,as you can see...)

      Anyway,there is a glimpse of moriarty with a stick and something that looked like a kyphosis. Maybe that is professor Moriarty... 

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    • Andrew Scott is THE Moriarty of this version of Sherlock Holmes. The writers have bent the fiction a bit to make him a criminal mastermind without being a Professor. Also, as this is present day, how could Moriarty be a criminal mastermind without anyone knowing he's also a professor? And if there is a Professor Moriarty, don't you think people would notice that he has some relation to Jim Moriarty and investigate? Also, Benedict Cumberbatch indirectly confirmed the return of Andrew Scott as Jim Moriarty. 

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    • Yes, the return of Andrew Scott, but likely the brother of the Jim Moriarty that we met previously. We will have to wait and see the character of the brother - I can hardly wait! Andrew is so great.....

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    • Just because a criminal mastermind has a brother, doesn't mean they'll be evil. Unlike Sherlock and Mycroft, who are the good guys, Sherrinford is often depicted as a villain. So IF Jim Moriarty had a brother in this adaptation, then there's absoluetely no guarantee he's going to be bad. 

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    • Also, at that age, twins would not look exactly the same. And they wouldn't act exactly the same. 

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    • Maybe Mary didn't want Sherlock to go cause John is going to be sad also she owes sherlock and maybe she thought Moriarty is the only thing that make him stay in London. You know Moriarty is very dangerous and Sherlock faked his death for clean Moriarty's men from earth. Mary is clever and she must have some resource to make people to think that Moriarty is alive.     

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    • I just spent 10 minutes figuring out that Pig Pen cipher. "Sherlock I have found you" wonder what that is about? 

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    • Did you notice in the post-credits clip where Andrew Scott says 'Miss me?' that he does not have the jet black hair? It is brownish, and he is wearing a brown suit. The Moriarty we knew wore black and had very black hair. The brother will be slightly different in looks.

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    • What if Sherlock and Jim are doing co-op to play their massive game of chess?

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    • What if Morairty is actually still dead. cause in the clip of him saying did you miss me he dosent move his lips and its not his voice i know at the end of the episode on tv it shows him saying it but still that technicaly wasnt part of the actual episode. So could it just be a new enemy pretending to be moriarty??

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    • 1. What if it was John and Mycroft together behind that GIF? That was my thought when I watched the last episode yesterday. We have already seen them join their forces to prevent Sherlock from smoking after Irene Adler's 'death' or pass the information about Sherlock's drug addiction or the snipers on to each other. Therefore it is hard to believe that Mycroft didn't  tell John about what he expected to happen after 6 months of his brother's exile and yet Watson was so calm and emotionless during his last meeting with his best friend. He even asked Sherl what would happen after that six months, but in a way as if he already new the real answer and wanted to mess with him a bit (is it just me, or was his nod like 'YEAH, RIGHT' after hearing 'Who knows' from Sherlock?). We weren't shown much what happened between Magnussen's death and the departure of Holmes. I assume any further open attempt to save his brother from deserved punishment would be too risky for Mycroft. All he could do was to make Sherlock go on that suicide mission only to buy some time for someone else to intervene, whoever that was, but I think the GIF itself was probably John's idea (that doesn't mean he himself created it or did the hacking). Anyway, I just can't imagine Mike act that quickly (he still had 6 months) with such energy and invention without being forced by someone else  >:D  

      2. However, the GIF itself bothers me. When it starts, for a brief moment a real, living person's shape is visible, the real Moriarty we see in the end saying 'Miss me', only turned back, as if it was a reflection in a mirror. Have you seen that? Then we see Lestrade's shocked face, stunned Molly Hooper and histerical Mrs. Hudson, Mycroft's and Sherlock's conversation and THEN the GIF we know. What's more there are two 'MISS ME' voices in it, a highier and lower heard repeatedly. Later there is only the highier left. You may think it is silly, but it somehow reminded me of a female voice and made me think of Janine again (suspicions from a day before ;). As far as I know it was revealed that she would be in season 4, most likely as Sherlock's friend, that they would even go on dates together again this time for fun :D    I can imagine that happening, could be hilarious

      3. As for Moriarty/ R. Brook/ Jim from the IT/ the Cabbie/ the Tourist /the Bomber/ the Shoe Maker/ Mr. M. from The Blind Banker/ the King/ Mr. Sex/ the Visitor/ the Anonymus/ theimprobableone [or is it just Mycroft trolling this time? suits both of them], and whoever else he ever was, is or decides to be in the future [now I'm tempted to say 'the Mayflyman', but that would be far too much to bear] I really don't expect Moftiss (is that how those directors are called generally, I'm new to the series?) to reveal the mistery before the very end of the show, at least if they have decided to make him 'stay alive'. If so, there will probably be proofs that he is dead and then we will be given other cliffhangers (it seems that every season must end with Moriarty one way or another, as a rule). In the very end of the show it MAY turn out that he has SOMEHOW survived  and he was there all the time behind everything that has ever happened to poor Sherlock. My point is that if he was shown alive before the end, another story would need to be told, there would be much to explain and I think that  any explanation how he is not dead would be disappointing and that it may be too tiring to have that psycho messing around again in person no matter how adooooooooorable he can be. Now seriously, I do not believe that there was somone else who looked like Moriarty, however after watching 'The Reichenbach Fall' I had no idea if JM was right- or left-handed, I still don't, it seemed to change ;) The blood pack could only work if Sherly was in shock, or had his onceinaifetimemomentofstupidity which for him happens quite often, so probably it is he 2nd option.     

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    • What is more I think he could as well still have that gun in his hand because of a muscle cramp caused by brain damage. Maybe he took some medicine, otherwise, just like Hannibal Lecter, he must be highly skilled in restraining the impulse of blinking ;D 

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    • What if they both died on that roof? Sherlock either having a twin brother who died or predicting everything from season three and four?

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    • Notice how when sherlock first meets moriarty, moriarty has a phone in his LEFT hand. but he holds the phone in his RIGHT hand on top of the building. he shakes sherlocks hand with his RIGHT hand and holds the gun with his RIGHT hand. I think rich brook IS real, and in the old sherlock books, moriarty has a twin.

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