I wonder how easily he tans, or if he's one of those people who just burn. He pulls off being pale so well, especially in combination with those eyes. *stares* *gets lost somewhere in their dreamy blue depths*
Not sure exactly WHAT is so appealing. BUT he definitely is charismatic! Plays a brilliant villain in Star Trek. Much better than Ricardo Montalban (I had a crush on Mr Rourke, but disliked him with long hair.
This there is a screen shot. That precious second after someone insults Sherlock.Or calls him freak. This is Benedict amazing acting coming through. The hurt when Sherlock is insulted. And John sees this.when no one else notices.