|First appearance||"The Adventures of Sherlock Mario"|
- “Elementary, my dear Kooparity. You're a cross between a lizard and an inferior species of toad. Your brain is smaller than a peanut. You got the lowest grades in your school and hold the world record for flunking kindergarten the most times. When you were little, the other Koopas nicknamed you "Lizard Lips" and never let you play with them. You were a naughty lily-livered bully boy and wet the bed until you were twelve.”
- —Herlock Solmes, The Adventures of Sherlock Mario
Herlock Solmes is a world famous detective, described as the best there is who appeared as a character in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!. He is a parody of the fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, with the his name being a spoonerism of "Sherlock Holmes".
In The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "The Adventures of Sherlock Mario", Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Toadstool venture to Herlock Solmes's home city of Victoria, in search of Herlock Solmes, who had agreed to meet them at midnight to discuss plans on helping them defeat King Koopa.
Before Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Toadstool ever have the chance to meet him though, Herlock Solmes is kidnapped by Professor Kooparity, whose plans to destroy Victoria Herlock Solmes had discovered. Losing his hat and magnifying glass in a scuffle with Professor Kooparity, Herlock Solmes is taken to Professor Kooparity's sewer headquarters, where he is tied to a chair and mocked by Professor Kooparity, Mouser, Tryclyde, and a Koopa Troopa. As Professor Kooparity taunts Herlock Solmes, he jokingly says that he bets Herlock Solmes cannot figure out what Professor Kooparity is planning to do; Professor Kooparity is left dumbstruck though, when Herlock Solmes correctly deduces that Professor Kooparity, Mouser, Tryclyde, and the Koopa Troopa are going to steal the Retro Router from the Tower of Victoria, and use it to flood all of Victoria.
Later, after Professor Kooparity, Mouser, Tryclyde, and the Koopa Troopa steal the Retro Router and are preparing to use it to flood Victoria, Professor Kooparity gloats that once he flooded Victoria, he would be one of the vilest villains ever, and asks Herlock Solmes, who is still tied to a chair, what he thinks of him now; after being asked this by Professor Kooparity, Herlock Solmes proceeds to reveal several embarrassing secrets of Professor Kooparity and mocks him, which enrages Professor Kooparity, and causes the nearby Mouser, Tryclyde, and Koopa Troopa to laugh hysterically.
Eventually, Herlock Solmes is released from his confinement by Professor Kooparity by Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Toadstool, who manage to find Professor Kooparity's sewer headquarters. They defeat Professor Kooparity and the Koopa Pack, and destroy the Retro Router, stopping it from flooding all of Victoria.
Afterward, at Herlock Solmes's house on Bonkers Street, Herlock Solmes gratefully thanks Luigi, Toad, and Princess Toadstool for stopping Professor Kooparity from flooding Victoria, as Mario searches Herlock Solmes's house for some food. Before Herlock Solmes can stop him, Mario opens the carrying cage of the Killer Kitty of the Kaskervilles, thinking it to be a lunchbox. Once freed by Mario, the Killer Kitty of the Caskervilles proceeds to clamp down on Mario's hand, leaving Herlock Solmes, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Toadstool to try and pull the Killer Kitty of the Caskervilles off Mario's hand.
Names in other languages
Hè luòkè·suǒ ěr mǔ sī
- Herlock Solmes' name is misspelled as "Herlock Sholmes" on the back cover of Once Upon a Koopa, referring to a different spoonerism first used in the Arsène Lupin novelizations.
|The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (animated episodes)|
|Characters||Protagonists||Mario • Luigi • Princess Toadstool • Toad|
|Major antagonists||King Koopa (alter egos) • Mouser • Tryclyde|
|Minor antagonists||Beetle • Big bad wolf • Crocodiles • Hildy • King Koopa's mother • Queen Rotunda • Sergeant Kooperman • Sultan Pasbah • Vampa White|
|Koopa Pack minions||Albatoss • Autobomb • Beezo • Birdo • Birdoroo • Black Pit Bob-Omb • Bloober • Bob-Omb • Bomb Net • Bullet Bill • Clawgrip • Cobrat • Flaky • Flurry • Fryguy • Goomba • Goomba (zombie) • Goomba Mummy • Greaser Goombas • Grunt • Hammer Brother • Hoopster • Koopa Paratroopa • Koopa Troopa • Lakitu • Mousersaurus Rex • Ninji • Ostro • Phanto • Pidgit • Piranha Plant • Pokey • Porcupo • Robo Shyguy • Robo Koopa • Shyguy • Shyguy Lion • Snifit • Space Troopa • Spark • Spider • Spiny • Spiny Egg • State Troopa • Stormtroopa • Super Troopa • Thunderbirdo • Trouter • Tweeter • Tweeter Bat • Wereturtle|
|Other characters||Bingo • Brutius Maximus Grouchimus • Bunsen • Butterfingers • Calamity Clam • Captain Abidab • Captain Clump • Caveman • Cheepy • Cowazaurus • Dealin' Delbert • Dr. Nerdnick • Dr. Sheldon • Dr. T. Garden • Elves • Elvin Parsley • Fire God • Flab Boys • Genie (The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!) • George Washingtoad • Giant Birdo • Goosey • Gramma Toadstool • Gramps • Harry • Hercufleas • Herlock Solmes • Hooded Robin • Indiana Joe • James Blond • Joliet • Joliet's father • June and Ward • Killer Kitty of the Kaskervilles • King James • King Neptune • Mark Twang • Mayor Fettuccine • Mermushrooms • Mervin • Misaki • Mouth of the River • Mr. President • Mr. Mayor • Mugga • Murphy • Mushroom People • Mushroom Rebel • Obi-Wan Toadi • Outback mayor • Patches • Pine • Prince Pompadour • Pronto • Quirks • Romano • Romano's father • Royal Cow • Salvador Drainotto • Sam Shalam • Santa Claus • Scooter • Secret Agent N • Slammer • Stool Pigeon • The Three Mushrooms • Waldo the Wizard • Whale • Zero|
|Locations||Regions||Amazon Jungle • Aqua Land • Brooklyn • Brooklyn Bridge • Car Land • Caveman Land • Cloud Land • Coney Island • Cramalot • Crime Land • Desert Kingdom • Down Under Land • El Desertland • Flatbush • Grand Koopa Canyon • Happy Harbor • Jungleland • Kingdom of Youth • Koopos • Land of Ice • Land of Romance • Lava Land • Linguini Empire • Lonesome Mushroom • Mushridge • Mushroom Kingdom • Mushroom Planet • Mythis • North Pole • Oceanworld • Pastaland • Pirate's Port • Pirate Waters • Pirate World • Pyramid Land • Quirk • Rap Land • River World • Robo Land • Rotundaland • Sayonara • Shamrock Kingdom • Sharewood Forest • Sharewood Village • Snow World • Sock Hop Land • Spy Land • Sudden Death Valley • Swiss Cheese Alps • Trouter Bay • Turtlevania • Victoria • Winterland • Waki-Waki • Warp Zone • Wild West|
|Landmarks||Bonkers Street • Brooklyn Plumbers Academy • Chateau Koopula • Cramalot Castle • Double Cross Ranch • First Mushroom Bank • Forest of Perpetual Night and Terrible Dangers • Fort Hard Knox • Fountain of Youth • George's Gorge • King Koopa's Castle • Koopacropolis • Koopa Klub • Koopatraz State Prison • Linguini Empire Colosseum • Mushroom Colony • Outback • Pasta Pit • Quirk Factory • Rebel Fort • Rotunda Castle • Santa's workshop • Shamrock Inn • Super Spy Headquarters • Temple of Koopa • Tower of Victoria • Tunnel of Doom|
vehicles, and misc.
|All Purpose Portable Plumber's Helper • Aladdin's Lamp • Beanstalk • Birdo Ray • Blackbeard Koopa's ship • Bomb Plant • Ding Bell • Excalibur • Fireball • Fire Flower • Fireproof Lava Boat • Flagpole • Flying carpet biplane • Flying Pizza • Freeze Gun • Garbage Pod • Gold Coin • Golden Plumber's Helper (King Mario of Cramalot) • Golden Plumber's Helper (Plummers Academy) • Great Balls of Fire • Heat Gun • Industrial Strength Itching Potion • Intergalactic InSinkErator • Koopa-Kola • Koop Star • Koopa Scepter • Koopa Strength Itching Powder • Koopa Surprise • Koopa's rocket • Koopilus • Lava Machine • Lightplunger • Lost Mushroom • Magic carpet • Magic doodad • Magic flute • Magic Growing Potion • Magic Shrink Potion • Magic Statue • Magical Potion • Mario's rocketship • Mushroom Starfighter • Passion Potion • Peapod • Plumb-Fu • Plumber's Log • Plumbinator • Pot of Gold Coins • Power block • Red-Hot Pepper Detector • Retro Router • Robot Monster Troopa • Robo-suit • Royal Plug • Sacred Sink of Cramalot • Shrinking Sukiyaki • Sinister Star • Space Raft • Spaghetti • Spymobile • Starman • Stereo Gun • Stormtroopa Starfighter • Super Sushi • Super Sushi Shrinker • Unzappable Hat • Vegetable|