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The Batlock Theory

Wherein we present, through visual depiction, that the core of the Batman mythos is indeed based wholly and inarguably upon the preestablished fiction of Sherlock Holmes.

Fig. a. The Detective

While Sherlock's costume may be a bit more grounded than Bruce Wayne's, it is still a costume. The inverness cloak is the precursor to Batman's sweeping cape. Sherlock didn't wear a mask but he was a master of disguise.
There is also the infamous deerstalker cap (not depicted) which, while only occasionally appearing in the source material, was often included in the illustrations of Sidney Paget. The hat was also brought to life in the Basil Rathbone interpretation of the character. With its low brim and coverage, it can be argued that the deerstalker is Sherlock's means of facial obfuscation.
It has been said that Sherlock and Watson didn't "solve mysteries" but rather, they had adventures.
Batman originally appeared in the pages of Detective Comics. He has always been first and foremost, a detective. One who has adventures, even.
Both are calculating and analytical with serious psychological issues.

Fig. b. The Sidekick

It is on this point that Bob Kane's character differs the greatest from Doyle's. Robin is always a young man, inexplicably brought into dangerous situations on a nightly basis by the man who has been legally appointed to care for him. Dr. John Watson, on the other hand, is a grown man with military training.
Regardless, both serve the role of right-hand-man to the hero of their respective stories.
Note: It is possible that Robin is something of an amalgam of Watson and Holmes's page, Billy.

Fig. c. The Criminal Mastermind

Moriarty only appeared in one of Sherlock's adventures but his persona struck Holmes deeply. Sherlock reminisces about his adversary in later stories, as Moriarty is the only character who could match Sherlock's cunning and sheer intellect. They are essentially two sides of the same coin. This is certainly true for Batman and the clown prince of crime, the Joker.
In addition to being the dark mirror to their counterparts, Moriarty and Joker share the function of being the ultimate depiction of pure madness.

Fig. d. The Femme Fatale

Feral, feline, facinorous. The commonality between Catwoman and Irene Adler is uncanny. If Adler were to dress up in a catsuit, they would be the same person.
Both straddle the line between good and evil. Both serve as an unsteady love interest for the hero. Both are inclined to thievery and manipulation. The list goes on.

Not depicted:
Commissioner Gordon / Inspector Lestrade
Again, this pair serves a near identical function. They even have the same background and would be roughly the same age.

Alfred / Mrs. Hudson
The faithful servant and keeper of the home. Although, Alfred is a bit of an X-factor, partly filling some of the Watson role that Robin doesn't fully account for.

Mycroft Holmes
There is no obvious parallel in the Batman universe for Sherlock's older brother. The closest we get is Ra's al Ghul, who possesses similar talents and intellect as Batman and holds a position of power.
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