I don’t know what about him strikes me as hot, but HE IS. SO HOT. :D It’s probably his British accent <3 I love British accents. Heh. “I do believe I’ve got the answer. Aha. It seems I was right on the money.” <3 Yes. Yes you were (or I was for you).
Even if he was out to destroy London as the evil mastermind of Professor Latyon & Unwound Future, he convinced me that he was actually trying to help me stop a made-up villian (also part of his plan). Unwound Future just let you believe that you were solving the mysteries… then BAM. Professor Layton goes “I figured it all out! It’s actually THIS. Not WHATEVER YOU BELIEVED BEFORE.”
Oh yeah. He’s “Big Luke” because he convinces you that he is the future Luke (Layton’s apprentice) in order to convince you that you have traveled 10 years into the future. Don’t worry, this is all part of his plan. :D