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My tribute to Mycroft
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I give you Mycroft ...

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From: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SherlockHolmes

Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's Aloof Big Brother. Sherlock acknowledged that Mycroft's mind was sharper than his own, but his skills were largely wasted due to his exceptional sloth: almost nothing piqued Mycroft's interest enough to lure him out of the familiar surroundings of his favorite private club. Mycroft was some sort of government functionary, whose official duties were limited, but "In certain cases, Mycroft is the British Government."

From: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SherlockHolmes

Mycroft could easily have been a detective himself, but as he explains in The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans he loathes the idea of doing the legwork needed to actually gather the facts he'd need to make his deductions.

Canon Quote:

"Why do you not solve it yourself, Mycroft? You can see as far as I."

"Possibly, Sherlock. But it is a question of getting details. Give me your details, and from an armchair I will return you an excellent expert opinion. But to run here and run there, to cross-question railway guards, and lie on my face with a lens to my eye -- it is not my metier. No, you are the one man who can clear the matter up. If you have a fancy to see your name in the next honours list --"

The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventure of the Bruce Partington Plans was of course Mark's main source material for "The Great Game" episode that he wrote for Sherlock.