14 great sci-fi and fantasy detectives who out-Sherlock'd Holmes

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Evan Hoovler
Dec 16, 2012

This weekend, Sherlock Holmes reprises his role as the movie character with the most films EVER. But while his sleuthing in A Game of Shadows is certain to be exceptional, we'd like to remind you that there are plenty of other candidates for the title of greatest fictional detective of all time.

To illustrate our point, we've pulled together 14 sci fi detectives who truly make Holmes' deductions seem elementary, utilizing powers Holmes couldn't dream of, not even in his wildest snuff binge.