|The Great Detecitve|
As a commenter pointed out on my earlier post, the name Basil should conjure images of the greatest detective to ever live, the Great Mouse Detective. As a detective, Basil's powers are unmatched, solving the most difficult crimes (and climbs, when, in the end, he scurries up Big Ben's clock tower). As a character, he has inspired countless spin-offs, from the ubiquitous Sherlock to the comic Psych. His knowledge of London is unparalleled, in part because of his small stature and corresponding ability to maneuvor into small spaces. Three cheers for Basil, the Greatest Detective!