Professor Hershel Layton is the main protagonist of the Layton games and a gentleman wearing a cylinder. He is a renowned archaeologist and one of the few Professors in video game history who are not evil or crazy.

Instead he solves just every riddle and case in the Layton games together with his apprentice Luke Triton.

He is a typical English cliché character though who likes to drink Tea and is a fencer. He is around 37 years old in the first three games.

Must admit i never played a Professor Layton game..if anyone here knows more about Hershel which should be added to this description, don’t hesitate and tell me via a comment!


Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Professor Hershel Layton

Professor Hershel Layton and the Diabolical Box Art 

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box (2007)

Professor Hershel Layton Curious Village Art

Professor Layton and the Curious Village (2007)




Professor Hershel Layton in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Hershel is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration

Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Professor Hershel Layton

Professor Layton Finger Pointing

Layton Finger Pointing

by Ry Spirit

Professor Layton Fan Art by Ry Spirit

The Professor with a Brain

by Ry Spirit

Professor Layton in Class

In Class with Professor Layton

by Zillabean



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