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|“||You disappoint me. I had hoped a rational man like yourself would understand that the ends justify the means.||„|
|~ Dimitri Allen|
Dimitri Allen is the secondary antagonist of the videogame Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. He is a scientist researching time travel and the leader of the Family, who acts as the evil Professor Layton of the future (also as Dr. Stahngun and the Barkeeper of "The Thames Arms"). He has succeeded in inventing an actual time machine.
Like Don Paolo, he was in love with Hershel Layton's girlfriend, Claire . She was his lab assistant, back when he worked together with Bill Hawks. After they had built a time machine, Bill Hawks wanted to test it on Claire. Although Dimitri had found a flaw in the machine and didn't want Claire to get hurt, Bill still went on with the experiment, as he would get money from a cooperation. The machine exploded, Claire and some people in the building next to the lab died.
Dimitri was contacted by Clive, whose parents had also died in the accident. They decided to get revenge on Bill, who had survived the explosion, and build an underground replica of London to kidnap scientists and pretend they had traveled ten years into the future, so that they would help building a time machine. While Dimitri only wanted to use the machine to save Claire, Clive used most of the scientist to build a giant war machine with witch he would destroy London.
The Unwound Future
To find out the excact point of time he would have to travel to, he needed Professor Layton's memories. Therefore he decided to disguise himself as an evil future version of Professor Layton to lure him to his hideout, the Towering Pagoda in Chinatown in "Future London" with his right hand Bostro. He expected Layton to understand his motives, as his plan was about saving Claire, but the Professor told him that it is impossible to change the past. After a battle of wits, Dimitri left the tower.
When Professor Layton foiled his plans and discovered the secrets of "Future London" he told Dimitri that he was only used by Clive. Although he didn't want to believe that at first, Clive admitted and tried to destroy London. After he was stopped, Dimitri accepted that it's impossible to change the past and decided to end his research.
MangaIn the manga series Professor Layton and the Cheerful Mystery, he has only a minor foreshadowing appearance as the future Professor Layton in the second book.
Although Dimitri set himself the noble goal to save Claire from her fate, without being able to see that the past cannot be changed, he later became more and more obsessed with revenge on Hawks. This made him resort to almost any means, apart from murder, as in his opinion his good will would justify his actions.
Powers and Abilities
Despite lacking physical skills (which is why he relies on his minions to do the dirty work), Dimitri has great intelligence, being able to control the events in Future London from his tower, although he couldn't see through the fact that Clive, the real manipulator behind the scenes, was only using him. However, he still has great scientific skills, as opposed to Clive, since he was even able to solve the mystery of time travel. He is also skilled with diguises.
|“||And now, without further ado, I give you my time machine!||„|
|~ Dr. Stahngun|
|“||Welcome, Hershel Layton.||„|
|~ The Future Professor Layton|
|“||Than, what's your next move? Turn me in to the police? Ha! I'd like to see you try.||„|
|~ Dimitri to the Professor|
|“||I have to give credit where it's due. I never imagined you'd work out so much of the plan yourself. I suppose I have no choice but to shut you up for good.||„|
|~ The Barkeeper|
|“||The more I reflect on it, the more unsure I am as to wether it was love or pride that compelled me. For 10 long years, I chased after what so many called impossible. But I've come to my senses now.||„|
|~ Dimitri Allen, redeeming himself|
|“||Tonight, I will close the book on the time machine forever.||„|
|~ Dimitri Allen|
- His fake prename "Alain" is pronounced the same way as his actual surname "Allen".
- Dimitri Allen was mentioned as one of "two scientists" in a flashback conversation between Chelmey and Gilbert in a extra episode of Professor Layton and the Last Specter.
- It is unknown if Dimitri went to prison with Clive after the events of the game.
- Dimitri's English voice actor, Liam O'Brien, is the same voice actor who voiced Clark Triton, Layton's friend and Luke's father.
- Dimitri may be named after Dmitri Ivaneko, a Russian physicist that contributed greatly to field theory (A field theory is a physical theory that describes how one or more physical fields interact with matter; this would influence greatly with the building of a time machine).