My favorite detectives with my favorite sidekicks. Can you just see Luke getting all starry-eyed at Watson, idolizing him for being what he hopes to become? I love that image. And Sherlock getting all huffy because Layton's always nice.
Have you ever had a character who had their emotional barrior up pretty darn well and, it was like almost nothing could phase them and make them break down into tears or anger? Now imagine an event that makes your barrier character completely fall apart at the seams. THAT is how you get them to be loved even more. CRIES UNCONTROLLABLY