"Thomas Strike-Tupperington, Elvie's wastrel half-brother and the reason for her destitution. Through a mix-up involving unscrupulous lawyers and irate racecourse bookies, the funds intended by his father to provide for Elvie's education were diverted into Thomas's own bank account. This has naturally lead to strained relations between the two of them.
Thomas can usually be found at his gentleman's club, spending Elvie's inheritance and being a burden upon society." — leocadia-thistle