Mycroft is the older brother of Sherlock Holmes. Mycroft is Sherlock 7 year elder, it is said by Sherlock himself that Mycroft is more skilled in the powers of observation and deduction. Mycroft is lazy and is usually correct with his deductions but doesn't care to put forth the effort to prove them right. Mycroft is one of the founders of the Diogenes club. The Diogenes club makes provision for unsociable men, all members are not permited to speak to one another. Mycroft usually goes nowhere but back and forth from his lodgings to the Diogenes Club.