Like his literary namesake, Sherlock has a profound aptitude for deductive reasoning, which he invariably describes as observing and noticing, as opposed to merely seeing or knowing. Upon meeting a person, he will often 'scan' them, taking in elements of their appearance and arriving at astonishingly accurate conclusions about their pasts and even their personality. Sherlock has shown skill in unarmed and armed combat, having the rules of the combat discipline Baritsu hanging over his bed, sometimes using his deductive reasoning to identify weaknesses of his opponents before he strikes them.Sherlock has a manipulative streak, and in multiple instances has used this ability to his advantage. There are moments when Sherlock does not seem to realise that he occasionally upsets people with his accurate deductions about their personal lives, most often delivered quite tactlessly. His sense of humor is almost normal and he is very sarcastic. Sherlock seems to find having to run away from pursuers, ridiculous situations and the stupidity of others amusing. He often makes quips at the expense of his sister, Maximilian. The most noticeable of his traits is the fact he is constantly bored; he finds peace and quiet to be hateful, a trait he shares with his sister. Although he seems to be a cold-hearted intellectual, Sherlock does have a kind, caring side, and although barely shown it wins over many people. The people he truly cares about are Max, his sister, and his friend John, whom was also named after a Sherlock Holmes' character. He is also very protective of those he cares about. As a child, he wanted to be a pirate. Sherlock plays the violin.
Maximilian is similar to her brother in many respects. Like him, she is brilliant in the usage of deductive reasoning. She too scans people when meeting them and thinks of possible aspects of their past and personality. She isn't as good as this as her brother, but does make scarily accurate conclusions. She is better at figuring out people's relationship with another. She is better physically than her brother; she's fought using weapons such as swords, daggers and a small simple gun, and often carries a swiss-army knife. She often helps her brotehr in many things, such as getting items not normally avalible, even though he's manipulative. Like her brother, she is easily bored, and hates quiet. As a child she would throw things, scream and make noise, constantly saying it hurt her head. She also plays the violin, like Sherlock, but likes singing way more, and only plays violin when she's sad. She cares about people more than her brother, although she does prefer to either be alone, with him or with her closest friend. She often complains about her name, as her parents gave her a boy name.