"And my brain originally is like an empty little attic and you must stock it with such furniture as you choose. It's Sherlock Holmes."
Kara Danvers[src]

Sherlock Holmes is a quoted figure on Earth-38.


At some point Holmes become a renowned notionalist, coining up a comparison between the mind and the attic, which could be stocked with a furniture of choice.[1]

Kara Danvers quoted Holmes talking to Brainiac 5 while attempting to escape coma inflicted in the battle with Reign.[1]


  • Deep knowledge: Sherlock Holmes's notions received wide recognition on Earth-38.[1]



Season 3


  • While Holmes was not mentioned to exist in any form on Earth-1, Rip Hunter channelled the character with several quotes, abilities and character traits in "Return of the Mack"​.

Behind the scenes

  • In the real world Sherlock Holmes is a famous fictional character, a genius and master detective who is often considered as a percursor to superheroes as well. Created in A Study in Scarlet by writer Arthur Conan Doyle, character become a staple of mass culture, earning countless versions and adaptations.
  • In the DC Comics there are several versions of Holmes in different continuities and his status is constantly changing back-and-forth between fictional character, a real historical figure and a combination of both.
    • Interestingly enough, the way character was mentioned on Supergirl gives no clue as to whether Sherlock Holmes is an actual figure in this universe or a fictional character.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Legion of Super-Heroes"
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