ByJancy Richardson, writer at Creators.co
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Jancy Richardson

Both Sherlocks met, and it was awesome. Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jnr were in the same room, at the same time, and nobody died of a charisma overdose.

But really, who is the better Sherlock? WHO? Fortunately, highly scientific testing can tell us.


TEST 1: HATS

RDJ: hipster hat that an old lady would wear whilst drinking daytime wine.

Benedict: hat that a London fishmonger would have sweated into in the Edwardian era.

WINNER: Neither.


TEST 2: SIMMERING HOMOEROTICISM

RDJ: Yes?

Benedict: YES.

WINNER: Both.


3. TEST: TECH-SAVVINESS

RDJ: Tech Savvy.

Benedict: Not Tech Savvy.

WINNER: RDJ.


TEST 4: FANDOM

Benedict's fans have a fearsome name.

Who are RDJ's fans gonna call themselves? "Robert's Dowdy Juniors"?

WINNER: BENEDICT


TEST 5: HANDLING OF UMBRELLAS.

RDJ's so G, he gets another dude to carry his umbrella for him.

...but Benedict's got some kind of magical umbrella skillz.

WINNER: Benedict.


TEST 6: MAGAZINE COVERAGE

Benedict got a cover of TIME freakin' magazine.

...but he never made it onto Sassy.

WINNER: RDJ


TEST 7: MUSICAL MAGICIANRY

RDJ killed it on stage with Sting.

...but Benedict can apparently conduct an entire orchestra.

WINNER: Benedict


TEST 8: LOOKALIKES

RDJ's got famous facial hair.

Benedict looks like Otters.

WINNER: Benedict.


TEST 9: STONE FOXINESS

RDJ got the swag.

Benedict got the mystery.

WINNER: Both.


TEST 10: APTITUDE FOR SHERLOCK

RDJ's got the lateral thinking...

But Benedict is BRITISH.

WINNER: Benedict.

So...with an overwheling majority, the best Sherlock is...BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH!!


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