Sherlock Holmes/Joan Watson

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Pairing: Sherlock Holmes/Joan Watson
Alternative name(s): Joanlock, otbee
Gender category: Het
Fandom: Elementary
Canonical?: No
Prevalence: Popular
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Sherlock Holmes/Joan Watson, also known as Joanlock, is the het pairing of Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson in Elementary fandom. It is the predominant pairing within the fandom, and considered by many fans to be the fandom OTP.


At the beginning of the series Joan is hired by Sherlock's father to be Sherlock's sober companion, because Sherlock is a recovering addict. She accompanies him on his cases, and after her time as his companion is finished she asks him to teach her the art of detection. Over time Joan becomes a detective in her own right, and they become partners.



Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • Case fic: exploring Joan and Sherlock jobs as consulting detectives
  • Curtainfic: focusing on their day to day lives, living together in the brownstone
  • BDSM: usually with dom Joan and sub Sherlock
  • Animals: Joan and Sherlock being pet parents to Clyde, the bees and other animals Sherlock brings home
  • Drug Addiction: concentrating on Sherlock's continuing recovery
  • Comfort: Joan and Sherlock helping each other after the traumatic events they have been through


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