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Mister Doom-n'-Gloom (by his co-workers)
Occupation Servant at the Sprocket household ( - September 20, 2028)
Names in other languages
Japanese (romanization written with the given name first) 米倉 静次 (Seiji Yonekura)
Biological information
(this is for age comparison purposes, and so may look odd; click on the question mark for details)? 2003
(as recorded in court record profiles and case files) 25 (age at debut)
Status (last known) Deceased (September 20, 2028)
Eye color Black
Hair color Grey
Height (from official guidebooks) ??? cm
Family None mentioned
Friends None mentioned
Affiliates Ellen Wyatt (fellow servant and attempted victim)
Sorin Sprocket
Selena Sprocket (deceased)
Pierce Nichody (former superior; arrested)
Debut episode Turnabout Time Traveler
Dumas Gloomsbury
I'm not completely heartless! I'll even throw that time machine you cherish so much overboard with you!

Dumas Gloomsbury was the head servant for the Sprocket household whose corpse was discovered at the wedding ceremony of his master and fellow servant.

A scapegoatEdit

A year prior, Gloomsbury was a passenger in a car driven by his master, Sorin Sprocket, alongside his mistress Selena Sprocket. Unfortunately, the car was involved in an accident in which the Sprocket siblings were badly hurt, while Gloomsbury received only minor injuries. Selena died as a result, and the Sprocket family chose to cover up Sorin's involvement by placing all the blame onto Gloomsbury, thus protecting the family and business reputation. In exchange, Gloomsbury was promoted to head servant and given a pay rise.


Main article: Turnabout Time Traveler
Gloomsbury and Ellen

Attempting to throw Wyatt off the Flying Chapel.

Gloomsbury nursed a grudge against the Sprockets over his treatment, and so when Pierce Nichody offered him a place in his plan to kill Sorin's bride, Ellen Wyatt in revenge, he agreed.

On the night of Sorin and Wyatt's wedding, Gloomsbury attacked Sorin with a broken candelabra after the wedding reception; leaving Sorin to bleed, Gloomsbury then accosted Wyatt and prepared to push her off the vista deck of the Floating Chapel as instructed by Nichody. However, Sorin found his way to the vista deck and bludgeoned Gloomsbury with the Time Keeper, a memento he'd made for the wedding, knocking Gloomsbury unconscious. Sorin believed Gloomsbury to be dead, as did Nichody who arrived on the scene. Nichody instructed Sorin to hold the reception again to cover up Gloomsbury's "death", while Nichody stuffed Gloomsbury into a Pegabull lantern to hide him.

In the midst of the second reception, Gloomsbury woke up and tried to leave the lantern, leaving a bloody stain on the internal handle, but not before he was spotted by Nichody. Nichody decided to silence Gloomsbury, and killed Gloomsbury with a second, fatal blow from the Time Keeper. Nichody then set Gloomsbury's corpse to be discovered by Wyatt and implicate her as the murderer.

Name Edit

  • Nekura (根暗) means "gloomy" or "dark," fitting his almost Gothic-like appearance.
  • Gloomsbury references his Japanese name.
  • Dumas is a reference to Alexandre Dumas, the author The Count of Monte Cristo, a story where revenge is a prevalent theme.
  • Dumas may also be a play on "doom", which makes his full name a play on "doom and gloom", referring to his dour appearance and his nickname among the other servants. His last name may also be a play on "bury."

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