Charles Augustus Milverton: The Real Antagonist of Yuukoku no Moriarty

Charles Augustus Milverton: The Real Antagonist of Yuukoku no Moriarty

Moriarty The Patriot is a 2020-21 anime that is based on the characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle. The manga turned anime Yuukoku no Moriarty has many great characters. The anime itself had one quintessential question for fans; who’s the real antagonist of Yuukoku no Moriarty?

While Yuukoku no Moriarty or Moriarty The Patriot shows the story of the Moriarty brothers, especially James Moriarty (William), he is not the antagonist of the anime.

The Antagonist of Yuukoku no Moriarty is Charles Augustus Milverton. Charles Augustus Milverton was introduced in the second season of Moriarty: The Patriot anime.

Charles Augustus Milverton is a media mogul who has earned the reputation of Blackmailer King in the Victorian era. The Moriarty brothers consider Charles Augustus Milverton as a thorn in their plans.

Charles Augustus Milverton is the true mastermind of Jack the Ripper cases in Moriarty: The Patriot Second season. When Yuukoku no Moriarty introduced Charles Augustus Milverton, it was quite creepy and tense, you can sense his evil and malicious intent towards everyone.

Charles Augustus Milverton orchestrated the Jack the Ripper killings in Yuukoku no Moriarty. William Moriarty kills the real group behind the killings and leaves the evidence for Sherlock to find.

Milverton was observing William from the background and knew both William and Sherlock were dangerous individuals. Of course, no one can beat Charles Augustus Milverton in terms of danger and shadiness.

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In the second season of Yuukoku no Moriarty, Charles Augustus Milverton traced the origins of William Moriarty and knew that he’s not only intelligent but dangerous. The real owner of the newspaper empire is Charles Augustus Milverton. He felt threatened by Moriarty and knew he had to eliminate them before they expose him.

It was Charles Augustus Milverton who was responsible for the death of Whitley. He orchestrated the death of Whitley’s family and cruelly wipes out his poor family. He targetted Sam, Whitley’s disabled brother.

Charles Augustus Milverton deceives Whitley when he came to accuse him of the blackmail evidence that he received from the Moriarty’s. Charles Augustus Milverton agrees to cooperate with Whitley but backstabs him and orders the killings of Whiteley’s family.

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Charles Augustus Milverton blackmailed Mary Morstan. Mary is the finance of Dr John Watson and she approached him because she was intimidated by Charles Augustus Milverton. Charles Augustus Milverton had evidence against Mary that can send her to prison.

Charles Augustus Milverton ordered Sherlock to hand over the treasures. When Sherlock and Moriarty were tricked to arrive at Brighton Villa, Charles Augustus Milverton disclosed the true identity of the Lord of Crime to Sherlock. He was hoping that Sherlock and Moriarty will kill each other, which would clear his obstacles.

Who Murdered Charles Augustus Milverton?

It was chaos when Sherlock arrives at the villa to steal the blackmail materials that Charles Augustus Milverton has kept on Mary. Sherlock sends Watson away to get help and enters alone to find William James Moriarty at the scene with Charles.

Charles threatens to expose Mary’s secret. Sherlock arrives at the conclusion that Charles Augustus Milverton does not have the proof against Mary and shoots him. He gets shot and fell into the ocean. When the police arrive with Watson, Sherlock confesses to murdering Charles Augustus Milverton in Yuukoku no Moriarty anime.


  • Yuukoku no Moriarty introduced Charles Augustus Milverton which is based on a real-life character.
  • Charles Augustus Milverton is based on a real criminal Charles Augustus Howell.
  • Charles Augustus Howell was a real-life criminal famous for blackmailing artists.
  • In popular culture, Charles Augustus Milverton is known as the “King of the Blackmailers”.