[48] Tom Tonhat of Escapist magazine called Allen a "good lead character". As before, his Innocence possesses a certain degree of sentience and can assist in evasive tactics or even manipulate Allen's body like a marionette should he become incapacitated. According to Hoshino, Cross Marian was angry with Allen for the attack but enjoyed seeing this side of his student. Allen is a former Exorcist and a member of the European Branch of the Black Order. In the first novel, he searches for Black Order headquarters and then disappears. [47] 1] When Allen completes his exorcist training he is sent to Black Order headquarters.[ch. He remembers his beliefs and smiles at Cross' illusion despite crying at the same time. He fights the Millennium Earl, his army of Akuma and the Noah Family—a group of immortal humans who help the Earl and want to destroy the world.[ch. Even Allen Walker's cursed eye couldn't it through it. His characterization has been praised; critics said his calm demeanor and mysterious origin are atypical of a shōnen protagonist. He is the current host of the former Noah, Nea Walker. 203] Two Noahs and Link rescue Allen, making the Order believe he has betrayed them.[ch. Link then imprisons Allen, who fears the reappearance of Nea.[ch. That was a Bookman Junior for you. Your engagement in a Vistage group can lead you to better decisions. During these moments, Allen's mind starts being erased from his body because he is being possessed by the Noah Nea D. Campbell. His left eye allows him to see the souls of Akuma. Allen shot him a look, not buying his obvious bravado. [75] Aulakh expressed similar thoughts based on Murase's career, believing the actor would fit the character.[47]. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. In an inner world, Allen feels he wishes to be erased and freed of pain while interacting with an illusion of Cross Marian. [50] Critics have noted Allen's interactions with other characters during the series. [65] Chris Beveridge of the Fandom Post enjoyed the appearance of the 14th Noah in Allen's mind, praising the character's internal conflict. Allen tries to resurrect him through a man known as the Millennium Earl. [7], Hoshino based Allen on Robin, the protagonist of her one-shot comic Zone.[vol. In addition to his Innocence, the reverse pentacle that scars his left eye curses Allen with the power to see the souls trapped inside Akuma. Allen Walker is an exceptional team player with a natural customer focused disposition. [36] Anime News Network listed him as the third-best anime exorcist based on his tragic backstory and weaponry used to exorcise Akumas. After all, they grew up together. Now, if only Allen’s bastard father of an Olympian would show his face upstairs so the other gods would stop fussing about “the child of the 14th!” "Clown of God"), a cape-like armor.[ch. [9], While creating the character, Hoshino was afraid readers might dislike Allen because she wrote him as a hypocrite; even though Allen is a human, he has sympathy for his enemies, the souls trapped inside the Akumas and the Noah clan. However, Nea has also begun to take over Allen's body, having been seen taking dominance several times and controlling Allen's body for brief periods, one time doing this to openly taunt the Earl and announce his intentions to return and become the next Earl of Millennium. [32] He ranked 20th in a 2007 Newtype character poll. [19] During recordings of Hallow, Hoshino was surprised by Murase's work, finding him suitable for Allen. Sparrow of IGN. In the interview she complained to Allen about his change from "pure and innocent" to a "corrupted" character, calling him "Dark Allen". Will Allen continue on with the people he has known and trusted for years, or will he seek a new path? "Walker. His left arm and hand become noticeably slender and black, and also equipped with armor, complete with razor-sharp claws. Answer me. 3] Although most of his colleagues assume he is ageing normally, one of his enemies Nea D. Campbell, who later possesses his body, suspects he may be growing younger.[ch. [62][63], Reviewers were also impressed with Allen's betrayal of the Order and his transformation into the 14th Noah; Grant Goodman of Pop Culture Shock found the discussion as intense as a battle. 4:72] The series' title D.Gray-man is intended to have several meanings, most referring to the state of Allen and the other main characters.[vol. [17] As the plot progressed, Hoshino still found difficulties in writing him because he is suffering while remaining cheerful. At their greatest, the Noah Family will have fourteen members, including the Earl of Millennium who leads them. 1:61] Allen is often accompanied by Timcampy, a small flying golem given to him by his mentor Exorcist General Cross Marian.[ch. 10:204] In the manga's first chapters, Allen's eyes have had different colors—red and light blue—due to a discussion between Hoshino and her editor; it was later decided to give him silver eyes.[vol. Kirt Walker … Merchandise featuring Allen's likeness, including plush dolls, figurines, clothing and cosplay pieces, has been offered. She designed Allen's clothing to resemble that of the nineteenth century, giving him a ribbon tie and other accessories to make him appear gentlemanly. 204] Allen refuses help from the Order and the Noah, but promises Lenalee he will remain an exorcist.[ch. Kizaki provided Hoshino's aid in the making which greatly helped the manga author to appreciate their backstory. She also wondered whether readers would care for a protagonist who is friendly with both his friends and his enemies. Chapter 222 proved more challenging for Hoshino because Allen's life was becoming difficult. He revealed that Mana and Nea are both the "Millennium Earl". Although it is not clear how Nea's presence was implanted in Allen when Nea's coup failed and he was killed quite some time before Allen was even born. Allen is popular with D.Gray-man readers; he is usually ranking in the top three in the series' popularity polls and reaction to the character in manga and anime publications and other media has been generally positive. 171] and fell behind Kanda again in the fourth. [22], The third light novel reveals Allen was born with a deformed left arm caused by the effects of a rare object known as Innocence. [15] Allen and Kanda, despite their frequent arguments, part on good terms; Hoshino said Kanda would assist Allen in the next story. 57, 59], During his stay at the headquarters, Allen's Innocence is restored upon the user wishing to restore his own humanity through interacting with the Black Order exorcists rather than dedicating himself to the Akumas only. Allen was a blessing compared to gazing at the horizon longingly. 9:191] She demonstrated Allen's dark side when the character struck his master Cross Marian in anger at his inability to learn how he would become the 14th Noah descendant: Nea D. Campbell. English translation published by Viz Media. Sheena McNeil of the online magazine Sequential Tart liked Allen's design and called his anti-Akuma weapon "quite impressive". The second chapter details his childhood in a circus where he suffered abuse until he met Mana, whose late dog was Allen's first friend. [53], Allen's abilities were described as "rather inspired" by Michael Aronson of Manga Life magazine. Leathers saw little character development, writing; "[he] is focused on his job, but will always make time for his friends, which while different, isn't interesting over a long period of time". 3:26], During a story arc in which Allen tries to save a former Exorcist named Suman Dark, Allen's own Innocence—his deformed arm "Cross"— is destroyed in a confrontation. [6] While Allen became a darker character, Hoshino also wanted to symbolize his own fear in the way his persona became afraid his late guardian Mana Walker did not love him. [69] Anne Lauenroth wrote that the struggle between Allen and the 14th Noah left the character in need of a friend; Cross Marian's words and care give Allen a "path". "I'm sorry there, force of habit." His pain was a thousand burning white knives stabbing at … English. The boy knew and read him well. See what Allen Walker (awalk029) has discovered on Pinterest, the world's biggest collection of ideas. Allen Walker is a character from D.Gray-man. In the series, which is set in the 19th century, Allen is a teenager who joins the Black Order—a group of soldiers known as exorcists. Sometimes, the pentagram section of the scar is drawn as the Sigil of Baphomet, the official insignia of the Church of Satan and an associated symbol of other organizations aligned with Satanism and the Left-Hand Path. "Cross Stand") and destroys Mana. 85, 89] where the group is trapped in a dimension known as the Noah's Ark. Allen Walker/Abilities and Powers < Allen Walker. [60], Manga Retcon said Allen's activities in the manga are one of the deepest parts of the 13th volume because of his interactions with his friends despite the scene's apparent simplicity. Crown Clown was created to be a more stylish and cooler weapon for Allen. Member Transformations. As before, his Innocence possesses a certain degree of sentience and can assist in evasive tactics or even manipulate Allen's body like a marionette should he become incapacitated. [46] Neo found Kobayashi's work more engaging than Haberkorn's. Sighing at Allen's request, Tyki threw his cigarette on the ground and stamped it out. 201] There, the exorcist is attacked by Apocryphos, a sentient Innocence that tries to assimilate Allen's Innocence alongside the Noah.[ch. [74] Thanasis Karavasilis of Manga Tokyo stated that while many fans of the series were bothered by Murase replacing Kobayashi, he did not mind the change in Allen's voice. [43] New merchandise, in which Allen is often disguised as a vampire, was developed for Halloween 2016, and a piña colada drink was based on the character. Abandoned by his parents, he was raised in a circus, where he meets Mana Walker. Allen Walker (Japanese: アレン・ウォーカー, Hepburn: Aren Wōkā) is a fictional character who appears as the protagonist of the manga D.Gray-man by Katsura Hoshino. Some reviewers enjoyed Allen's multiple voice actors. Despite his hatred towards his brother, he wondered why he still couldn't help but be by his side. Allen begins going through the Noah transformation and receives the help of unlikely friends. 56] Allen stays at the Black Order's Asia Branch headquarters to recover from the experience.[ch. As Allen grabbed onto Tyki's arm, he … D.Gray-Man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 8, Page 8, D.Gray-man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 157, Page 126, D.Gray-man Manga Volume 1, Chapter 4, Pages 124-125, D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 14, Pages 138-139, D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 15, Page 144, D.Gray-man Manga Volume 2, Chapter 15, Page 149, D.Gray-man Manga Volume 9, Chapter 85, Page 162, D.Gray-man Manga Volume 11, Chapter 98, Page 15, D.Gray-man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 152, Page 45, D.Gray-man Manga Volume 11, Chapter 100, Page 49, D.Gray-man Manga Volume 15, Chapter 146, Page 132, D.Gray-man Manga Volume 19, Chapter 182, Pages 12-13, D.Gray-man Manga Volume 19, Chapter 187, Page 121, D.Gray-man Manga Volume 20, Chapter 189, Pages 20-21, D.Gray-man Manga Volume 17, Chapter 167, Page 108, D.Gray-man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 159, Page 165, D.Gray-man Manga Volume 20, Chapter 189, Page 23. Amateur Swordsmanship: After Allen receives his Sword of Exorcism, he begins training with Kanda to develop his swordsmanship skills, though after losing in a spar he reverted to physical brawling.[2]. 23:], Allen leaves the Black Order because the previous story arc had too many characters and required too much effort. The Earl, who was angered by the abilities of Allen's eye, has managed to develop seals that prevent the eye from activating. In addition to the character's appearances in the anime series D.Gray-man and its sequel D.Gray-man Hallow, he has appeared in three light novels, two video games and several crossover fighting games. "You…can't speak." Deal? During a broadcast of Hallow, Hoshino made multiple illustrations of Allen interacting with the Noah clan to support the actors. When not activated, Crown Clown takes residence in left arm, becomes a visible black pattern that rises the length of arm to his shoulder in a spiraling pattern with a tattoo-like emblem on the end. [12], According to Hoshino, later in the series Allen's hairstyle becomes similar to that of a Super Saiyan—a transformation in the Dragon Ball series in which the character's hair becomes spiky.[vol. Allen Walker (Japanese: アレン・ウォーカー, Hepburn: Aren Wōkā) is the fictional protagonist of the manga series D.Gray-man, which was created by Japanese artist and writer Katsura Hoshino. Allen has 11 jobs listed on their profile. Hoshino found difficulties in writing the origins of Allen and Mana despite the simplicity it might come. [7], When Allen left the Order, Hoshino said the character had become difficult to write. In the English adaptation of the anime series, Allen was voiced by Todd Haberkorn. [31] Allen has also been popular outside D.Gray-man, and was the 20th-most-popular anime character in an Animedia poll. "Allen" replied that the change must be due to the series' dark setting.[vol. [49] Active Anime's Sandra Scholes found him mysterious, citing his arrival at the Black Order and the anti-Akuma weapon. To do so he uses magic incantations that come to his mind from the fourteenth memory when he wishes to control the ark. [55] Carlo Santos of Anime News Network wrote that Allen did not use "cleverness" to defeat Akuma but let his arm "overpower the enemy". Despite her worries, Hoshino's editor said it would be positive if Allen remained as a hypocrite until the ending. [44], Manga, anime, video-game and related media publications have praised and criticized the character. 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