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* A minor example, but when Layton spots Claire in Future London for the second time and remembers how she gave him his trademark hat, it's followed up by a journal entry ("A True Gentleman"), in which the Professor starts to believe he really is becoming obsessed with changing the past, as his apparent future self has.

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* A minor example, small moment, but when Layton spots Claire in Future London for the second time and remembers how she gave him his trademark hat, it's followed up by a journal entry ("A True Gentleman"), in which the Professor starts to believe he really is becoming obsessed with changing the past, as his apparent future self has.

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* A minor example, but when Layton spots Claire in Future London for the second time and remembers how she gave him his trademark hat, it's followed up by a journal entry ("A True Gentleman"), in which the Professor starts to believe he really is becoming obsessed with changing the past, as his apparent future self has.


** Through the entire game, Luke knows he's moving far away, but hasn't told Layton yet. Then he meets what seems to be his future self, which gives him hope that the time apart won't be long, and he'll be back before he knows it (possibly explaining why he never said anything before about moving). Then he finds out the future thing is all a huge lie, he and Layton suspected the entire time anyway, something so there's a good chance he'll just never see his best friend again, and at best won't see him often, and Luke doesn't seem to have any friends apart from Layton and Flora.

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** Through the entire game, Luke knows he's moving far away, but hasn't told Layton yet. Then he meets what seems to be his future self, which gives him hope that the time apart won't be long, and he'll be back before he knows it (possibly explaining why he never said anything before about moving). Then he finds out the future thing is all a huge lie, something he and Layton suspected the entire time anyway, something so anyway. So now there's a good chance he'll just never see his best friend again, and or at best won't see him often, often - and Luke doesn't seem to have any friends apart from Layton and Flora.Flora.
*** Not stated, but a bit of FridgeLogic suggests that this will also be hard on Flora, since she doesn't seem to have any friends besides Luke either.



** During the third-to-last cutscene, Claire says goodbye to the professor. "I don't want to say goodbye again! I can't! I won't!" All the more heartrending when you remember Professor Layton usually plays the part of the unflappable, unemotional English gentleman; for that one moment, the mask slips, and you get to see his heart in the process of breaking -- and your own breaks with it. Worse, it's not just that his heart is breaking. It's that he's just [[YankTheDogsChain rediscovered that the woman he loved was actually alive, just in time to lose her all over again]]. Most depressing TitleDrop EVER. Let's not forget that he also took off his hat ''for the first time in-game ever''. The emotion in that scene multiplied leaps and bounds.

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** During the third-to-last cutscene, Claire says goodbye to the professor. "I don't want to say goodbye again! I can't! I won't!" All the more heartrending when you remember Professor Layton usually plays the part of the unflappable, unemotional English gentleman; for that one moment, the mask slips, and you get to see his heart in the process of breaking -- and your own breaks with it. Worse, it's not just that his heart is breaking. It's that he's just [[YankTheDogsChain rediscovered discovered that the woman he loved and lost was actually alive, just in time to lose her all over again]]. Most depressing TitleDrop EVER. Let's not forget that he also took off his hat ''for the first time in-game ever''. The emotion in that scene multiplied leaps and bounds.



** Dmitri's flashback to the day Claire died, after he arrived too late. God, he looks so broken during the entire scene.
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** Dmitri's flashback to the day Claire died, after he arrived too late. God, he looks so broken during the entire scene.
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This series is notorious for [[TearJerker being depressing]].

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This series is notorious for [[TearJerker being depressing]].'''Administrivia/SpoilersOff applies to all TearJerker pages. Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned.'''



* To start off, the Professor's backstory is surprisingly tragic! His [[spoiler: girlfriend Claire, who inspired his whole gentlemanly persona, dies tragically in a laboratory explosion.]] This is sad because throughout the games, Layton has always been the cool collected one with an almost OCD attitude about being a gentleman. So when you realize why this is, it's sad because Layton's calm cool demeanor is in reality a mask to hide how deeply he was affected by what happened.
* Everywhere in the ending ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'', but especially during the third-to-last cutscene. [[spoiler:"I don't want to say goodbye again! I can't! I won't!" All the more heartrending when you remember Professor Layton usually plays the part of the unflappable, unemotional English gentleman; for that one moment, the mask slips, and you get to see his heart in the process of breaking -- and your own breaks with it.]]
** Worse, [[spoiler:it's not just that his heart is breaking. It's that he's just rediscovered that the woman he loved was actually alive, just in time to lose her all over again.]]
*** [[spoiler:Most depressing TitleDrop EVER.]]
*** [[spoiler:Let's not forget that he also took off his hat ''for the first time in-game ever''. The emotion in that scene multiplied leaps and bounds.]]
** [[spoiler:As well as Luke's good-bye with Layton. That in itself is sad, but then Luke starts the waterworks. Layton tells him a gentleman doesn't make a scene in public, but Luke, the boy who has always done his best to be a gentleman shouts, ''"I'm sorry, but I'm not a gentleman yet!"'' He then leaps into Layton's arms while in fits of tears. After so much of their camaraderie, to see them say "so long" is heartwrenching.]]
** And when you take into account that this is Layton's last appearance in the series chronologically, all of the above basically means his story has a great big DownerEnding.
** Long story short, the last ten or so minutes of ''Unwound Future'' will make you SOB. [[spoiler:Klaus/Clive's MotiveRant and saying that he was really hoping for the Professor to save him and that he actually did enjoy their time together.]] [[spoiler:Layton's goodbye with Claire, like the above troper already mentioned. Luke saying goodbye. And if you look closely at that cutscene, you can see that Layton's crying too.]]
** Not to mention [[spoiler:the small flashback of Layton holding Clive and comforting him while trying to hold him away from the rubble that used to be Clive's home. "I HAVE TO GO BACK! MY PARENTS ARE STILL INSIDE!" Oh god why.]]
** In ''Lost Future/Unwound Future'', there's one point where Layton is explaining how he kept trying to [[spoiler:investigate Claire's death, but he ends up getting ''severely'' beaten]]. The player is then treated to [[http://images.wikia.com/layton/images/9/9a/Hershel_Brutally_Beaten.PNG this]] image. To see the good Professor like that is very upsetting to say the least.
** Through the entire game, Luke [[spoiler: knows he's moving far away, but hasn't told Layton yet]]. Then he meets [[spoiler: what seems to be his future self]], which gives him hope that the time apart won't be long, and he'll be back before he knows it (possibly explaining why he never said anything before about [[spoiler: moving]]). Then he finds out the future thing is all a huge lie, he and Layton suspected the entire time anyway, something so [[spoiler: there's a good chance he'll just never see his best friend again, and at best won't see him often, and Luke doesn't seem to have any friends apart from Layton and Flora]].

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* To start off, the Professor's backstory is surprisingly tragic! His [[spoiler: girlfriend girlfriend, Claire, who inspired his whole gentlemanly persona, dies tragically in a laboratory explosion.]] explosion. This is sad because throughout the games, Layton has always been the cool collected one with an almost OCD attitude about being a gentleman. So when you realize why this is, it's sad because Layton's calm cool demeanor is in reality a mask to hide how deeply he was affected by what happened.
* Everywhere in the ending ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'', of the game:
** Through the entire game, Luke knows he's moving far away,
but especially during hasn't told Layton yet. Then he meets what seems to be his future self, which gives him hope that the time apart won't be long, and he'll be back before he knows it (possibly explaining why he never said anything before about moving). Then he finds out the future thing is all a huge lie, he and Layton suspected the entire time anyway, something so there's a good chance he'll just never see his best friend again, and at best won't see him often, and Luke doesn't seem to have any friends apart from Layton and Flora.
** Clive's MotiveRant and saying that he was really hoping for the Professor to save him and that he actually did enjoy their time together.
** Not to mention the small flashback of Layton holding Clive and comforting him while trying to hold him away from the rubble that used to be Clive's home. "I HAVE TO GO BACK! MY PARENTS ARE STILL INSIDE!" Oh god why.
** During
the third-to-last cutscene. [[spoiler:"I cutscene, Claire says goodbye to the professor. "I don't want to say goodbye again! I can't! I won't!" All the more heartrending when you remember Professor Layton usually plays the part of the unflappable, unemotional English gentleman; for that one moment, the mask slips, and you get to see his heart in the process of breaking -- and your own breaks with it.]]
**
it. Worse, [[spoiler:it's it's not just that his heart is breaking. It's that he's just [[YankTheDogsChain rediscovered that the woman he loved was actually alive, just in time to lose her all over again.]]
*** [[spoiler:Most
again]]. Most depressing TitleDrop EVER.]]
*** [[spoiler:Let's
EVER. Let's not forget that he also took off his hat ''for the first time in-game ever''. The emotion in that scene multiplied leaps and bounds.]]
bounds.
** [[spoiler:As well as Luke's good-bye with Layton.Luke leaves Layton because his father got a new job, which is even more sad after you've played ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter'' and realize that Layton is also losing one of his best friends - Clark. That in itself is sad, but then Luke starts the waterworks. Layton tells him a gentleman doesn't make a scene in public, but Luke, the boy who has always done his best to be a gentleman shouts, ''"I'm sorry, but I'm not a gentleman yet!"'' He then leaps into Layton's arms while in fits of tears. After so much of their camaraderie, to see them say "so long" is heartwrenching.]]
heartwrenching.
** And when When you take into account that this is Layton's last appearance in the series chronologically, all of the above basically means his story has a great big DownerEnding.
** Long story short, the last ten or so minutes of ''Unwound Future'' will make you SOB. [[spoiler:Klaus/Clive's MotiveRant and saying that he was really hoping for the Professor to save him and that he actually did enjoy their time together.]] [[spoiler:Layton's goodbye with Claire, like the above troper already mentioned. Luke saying goodbye. And if you look closely at that cutscene, you can see that Layton's crying too.]]
** Not to mention [[spoiler:the small flashback of Layton holding Clive and comforting him while trying to hold him away from the rubble that used to be Clive's home. "I HAVE TO GO BACK! MY PARENTS ARE STILL INSIDE!" Oh god why.]]
** In ''Lost Future/Unwound Future'', there's
There's one point where Layton is explaining how he kept trying to [[spoiler:investigate investigate Claire's death, but he ends up getting ''severely'' beaten]].beaten. The player is then treated to [[http://images.wikia.com/layton/images/9/9a/Hershel_Brutally_Beaten.PNG this]] image. To see the good Professor like that is very upsetting to say the least.
** Through Dmitri's flashback to the day Claire died, after he arrived too late. God, he looks so broken during the entire game, Luke [[spoiler: knows he's moving far away, but hasn't told Layton yet]]. Then he meets [[spoiler: what seems to be his future self]], which gives him hope that the time apart won't be long, and he'll be back before he knows it (possibly explaining why he never said anything before about [[spoiler: moving]]). Then he finds out the future thing is all a huge lie, he and Layton suspected the entire time anyway, something so [[spoiler: there's a good chance he'll just never see his best friend again, and at best won't see him often, and Luke doesn't seem to have any friends apart from Layton and Flora]].scene.


* To start off, the Professor's backstory is surprisingly tragic! His [[spoiler: girlfriend Claire, who inspired his whole gentlemanly persona, dies tragically in an explosion.]] This is sad because throughout the games, Layton has always been the cool collected one with an almost OCD attitude about being a gentleman. So when you realize why this is, it's sad because Layton's calm cool demeanor is in reality a mask to hide how deeply he was affected by what happened.

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* To start off, the Professor's backstory is surprisingly tragic! His [[spoiler: girlfriend Claire, who inspired his whole gentlemanly persona, dies tragically in an a laboratory explosion.]] This is sad because throughout the games, Layton has always been the cool collected one with an almost OCD attitude about being a gentleman. So when you realize why this is, it's sad because Layton's calm cool demeanor is in reality a mask to hide how deeply he was affected by what happened.

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* Everywhere in the ending ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton and the Unwound Future'', but especially during the third-to-last cutscene. [[spoiler:"I don't want to say goodbye again! I can't! I won't!" All the more heartrending when you remember Professor Layton usually plays the part of the unflappable, unemotional English gentleman; for that one moment, the mask slips, and you get to see his heart in the process of breaking -- and your own breaks with it.]]

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* Everywhere in the ending ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton and the Unwound Future'', ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'', but especially during the third-to-last cutscene. [[spoiler:"I don't want to say goodbye again! I can't! I won't!" All the more heartrending when you remember Professor Layton usually plays the part of the unflappable, unemotional English gentleman; for that one moment, the mask slips, and you get to see his heart in the process of breaking -- and your own breaks with it.]]



** Long story short, the last ten or so minutes of Unwound Future will make you SOB. [[spoiler:Klaus/Clive's MotiveRant and saying that he was really hoping for the Professor to save him and that he actually did enjoy their time together.]] [[spoiler:Layton's goodbye with Claire, like the above troper already mentioned. Luke saying goodbye. And if you look closely at that cutscene, you can see that Layton's crying too.]]

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** Long story short, the last ten or so minutes of Unwound Future ''Unwound Future'' will make you SOB. [[spoiler:Klaus/Clive's MotiveRant and saying that he was really hoping for the Professor to save him and that he actually did enjoy their time together.]] [[spoiler:Layton's goodbye with Claire, like the above troper already mentioned. Luke saying goodbye. And if you look closely at that cutscene, you can see that Layton's crying too.]]



** Through the entire game, Luke [[spoiler: knows he's moving far away, but hasn't told Layton yet]]. Then he meets [[spoiler: what seems to be his future self]], which gives him hope that the time apart won't be long, and he'll be back before he knows it (possibly explaining why he never said anything before about [[spoiler: moving]]). Then he finds out the future thing is all a huge lie,he and Layton suspected the entire time anyway, something so [[spoiler: there's a good chance he'll just never see his best friend again, and at best won't see him often, and Luke doesn't seem to have any friends apart from Layton and Flora]].

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** Through the entire game, Luke [[spoiler: knows he's moving far away, but hasn't told Layton yet]]. Then he meets [[spoiler: what seems to be his future self]], which gives him hope that the time apart won't be long, and he'll be back before he knows it (possibly explaining why he never said anything before about [[spoiler: moving]]). Then he finds out the future thing is all a huge lie,he lie, he and Layton suspected the entire time anyway, something so [[spoiler: there's a good chance he'll just never see his best friend again, and at best won't see him often, and Luke doesn't seem to have any friends apart from Layton and Flora]].


This series is notorious for being depressing.

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This series is notorious for [[TearJerker being depressing.
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* To start off, the Professor's backstory is surprisingly tragic! His [[spoiler: girlfriend Claire, whom inspired his whole gentlemanly persona, dies tragically in an explosion.]] This is sad because throughout the games, Layton has always been the cool collected one with an almost OCD attitude about being a gentleman. So when you realize why this is, it's sad because Layton's calm cool demeanor is in reality a mask to hide how deeply he was affected by what happened.

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* To start off, the Professor's backstory is surprisingly tragic! His [[spoiler: girlfriend Claire, whom who inspired his whole gentlemanly persona, dies tragically in an explosion.]] This is sad because throughout the games, Layton has always been the cool collected one with an almost OCD attitude about being a gentleman. So when you realize why this is, it's sad because Layton's calm cool demeanor is in reality a mask to hide how deeply he was affected by what happened.



** [[spoiler:As well as Luke's good-bye with Layton. That in itself is sad, but then Luke starts the waterworks. Layton tells him a gentleman doesn't make a scene in public, but Luke, the boy who has always strived his darnest to be a gentleman shouts, ''"I'm sorry, but I'm not a gentleman yet!"'' He then leaps into Layton's arms while in fits of tears. After so much of their camaraderie, to see them say "so long" is heartwrenching.]]

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** [[spoiler:As well as Luke's good-bye with Layton. That in itself is sad, but then Luke starts the waterworks. Layton tells him a gentleman doesn't make a scene in public, but Luke, the boy who has always strived done his darnest best to be a gentleman shouts, ''"I'm sorry, but I'm not a gentleman yet!"'' He then leaps into Layton's arms while in fits of tears. After so much of their camaraderie, to see them say "so long" is heartwrenching.]]



** Through the entire game, Luke [[spoiler: knows he's moving far away, but hasn't told Layton yet]]. Then he meets [[spoiler: what seems to be his future self]], which gives him hope that the time apart won't be long, and he'll be back before he knows it (possibly explaining why he never said anything before about [[spoiler: moving]]). Then he finds out the future thing is all a huge lie,he and Layton suspected the entire time anyway, something so [[spoiler: there's a good chance he'll just never see his best friend again, and at best won't see him often, and Luke doesn't seem to have any friends apart from Layton and Flora]].

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** Through the entire game, Luke [[spoiler: knows he's moving far away, but hasn't told Layton yet]]. Then he meets [[spoiler: what seems to be his future self]], which gives him hope that the time apart won't be long, and he'll be back before he knows it (possibly explaining why he never said anything before about [[spoiler: moving]]). Then he finds out the future thing is all a huge lie,he and Layton suspected the entire time anyway, something so [[spoiler: there's a good chance he'll just never see his best friend again, and at best won't see him often, and Luke doesn't seem to have any friends apart from Layton and Flora]].Flora]].
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* Everywhere in the ending ''{{Professor Layton}} and the Unwound Future'', but especially during the third-to-last cutscene. [[spoiler:"I don't want to say goodbye again! I can't! I won't!" All the more heartrending when you remember Professor Layton usually plays the part of the unflappable, unemotional English gentleman; for that one moment, the mask slips, and you get to see his heart in the process of breaking -- and your own breaks with it.]]

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* Everywhere in the ending ''{{Professor Layton}} ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton and the Unwound Future'', but especially during the third-to-last cutscene. [[spoiler:"I don't want to say goodbye again! I can't! I won't!" All the more heartrending when you remember Professor Layton usually plays the part of the unflappable, unemotional English gentleman; for that one moment, the mask slips, and you get to see his heart in the process of breaking -- and your own breaks with it.]]


* To start off, the Professor's backstory is surprisingly tragic! His [[spoiler: girlfriend Claire, whom inspired his whole gentlemanly persona, dies tragically in an explosion.]] This is sad because throughout the games, Layton has always been the cool collected one with an almost OCD attitude about being a gentleman. So when you realize why this is, it's sad because Layton's calm cool demeanor is a mask to hide how deeply he was affected by what happened.

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* To start off, the Professor's backstory is surprisingly tragic! His [[spoiler: girlfriend Claire, whom inspired his whole gentlemanly persona, dies tragically in an explosion.]] This is sad because throughout the games, Layton has always been the cool collected one with an almost OCD attitude about being a gentleman. So when you realize why this is, it's sad because Layton's calm cool demeanor is in reality a mask to hide how deeply he was affected by what happened.


* To start off, the Professor's backstory is surprisingly tragic! His [[spoiler: girlfriend Claire, whom inspired his whole gentlemanly persona, dies tragically in an explosion.]] This is sad because throughout the games, Layton has always been the cool collected one with an almost OCD attitude about being a gentleman. So when you realize why this is, it's sad because Layton's calm cool demeanor is a mask to hide how deeply he was affected by what happened.

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* To start off, the Professor's backstory is surprisingly tragic! His [[spoiler: girlfriend Claire, whom inspired his whole gentlemanly persona, dies tragically in an explosion.]] This is sad because throughout the games, Layton has always been the cool collected one with an almost OCD attitude about being a gentleman. So when you realize why this is, it's sad because Layton's calm cool demeanor is a mask to hide how deeply he was affected by what happened.happened.
* Everywhere in the ending ''{{Professor Layton}} and the Unwound Future'', but especially during the third-to-last cutscene. [[spoiler:"I don't want to say goodbye again! I can't! I won't!" All the more heartrending when you remember Professor Layton usually plays the part of the unflappable, unemotional English gentleman; for that one moment, the mask slips, and you get to see his heart in the process of breaking -- and your own breaks with it.]]
** Worse, [[spoiler:it's not just that his heart is breaking. It's that he's just rediscovered that the woman he loved was actually alive, just in time to lose her all over again.]]
*** [[spoiler:Most depressing TitleDrop EVER.]]
*** [[spoiler:Let's not forget that he also took off his hat ''for the first time in-game ever''. The emotion in that scene multiplied leaps and bounds.]]
** [[spoiler:As well as Luke's good-bye with Layton. That in itself is sad, but then Luke starts the waterworks. Layton tells him a gentleman doesn't make a scene in public, but Luke, the boy who has always strived his darnest to be a gentleman shouts, ''"I'm sorry, but I'm not a gentleman yet!"'' He then leaps into Layton's arms while in fits of tears. After so much of their camaraderie, to see them say "so long" is heartwrenching.]]
** And when you take into account that this is Layton's last appearance in the series chronologically, all of the above basically means his story has a great big DownerEnding.
** Long story short, the last ten or so minutes of Unwound Future will make you SOB. [[spoiler:Klaus/Clive's MotiveRant and saying that he was really hoping for the Professor to save him and that he actually did enjoy their time together.]] [[spoiler:Layton's goodbye with Claire, like the above troper already mentioned. Luke saying goodbye. And if you look closely at that cutscene, you can see that Layton's crying too.]]
** Not to mention [[spoiler:the small flashback of Layton holding Clive and comforting him while trying to hold him away from the rubble that used to be Clive's home. "I HAVE TO GO BACK! MY PARENTS ARE STILL INSIDE!" Oh god why.]]
** In ''Lost Future/Unwound Future'', there's one point where Layton is explaining how he kept trying to [[spoiler:investigate Claire's death, but he ends up getting ''severely'' beaten]]. The player is then treated to [[http://images.wikia.com/layton/images/9/9a/Hershel_Brutally_Beaten.PNG this]] image. To see the good Professor like that is very upsetting to say the least.
** Through the entire game, Luke [[spoiler: knows he's moving far away, but hasn't told Layton yet]]. Then he meets [[spoiler: what seems to be his future self]], which gives him hope that the time apart won't be long, and he'll be back before he knows it (possibly explaining why he never said anything before about [[spoiler: moving]]). Then he finds out the future thing is all a huge lie,he and Layton suspected the entire time anyway, something so [[spoiler: there's a good chance he'll just never see his best friend again, and at best won't see him often, and Luke doesn't seem to have any friends apart from Layton and Flora]].


* To start off, the Professor's backstory is depressing! His [[spoiler: girlfriend Claire, whom inspired his whole gentlemanly persona, dies tragically in an explosion.]] This is sad because throughout the games, Layton has always been the cool collected one with an almost OCD attitude about being a gentleman. So when you realize why this is, it's sad because Layton's calm cool demeanor is a mask to hide how deeply he was affected by what happened.

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* To start off, the Professor's backstory is depressing! surprisingly tragic! His [[spoiler: girlfriend Claire, whom inspired his whole gentlemanly persona, dies tragically in an explosion.]] This is sad because throughout the games, Layton has always been the cool collected one with an almost OCD attitude about being a gentleman. So when you realize why this is, it's sad because Layton's calm cool demeanor is a mask to hide how deeply he was affected by what happened.


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[[caption-width-right:226: [[SarcasmMode Because Layton crying is EXACTLY what we needed to end the series on.]]]]]]

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