This article is about the Castle prisoner and Valois mole. For other uses, see Professor (disambiguation).
|Professor Hristo Tiktoffen|
|Name|| Hristo Tiktoffen|
|Occupation|| Overseer and conspirator|
|Residence|| Castle Heterodyne|
|First Appearance|| |
Professor Hristo Tiktoffen is the man in charge of the prisoners inside Castle Heterodyne. As such, his responsibilities include keeping track of what piece of Castle controls what other piece of Castle, and keeping track of how many points prisoners have (and thus how close they are to completing their sentences). He lives with the prisoners inside the Castle, and is apparently a prisoner himself.
He is also playing three sides, supposedly acting as Wulfenbach's "inside man", while at the same time secretly working for The Council to restore the control of the (or a) Storm King over Europa, and presenting himself as a loyal servant of the Heterodynes to Agatha at the first opportunity. For the Council, his job has been to try to find out how to control the Castle so that the Council's fake Heterodyne will appear legitimate His actual loyalties remain an open question, but he expressed apparently honest disagreement with Zola's plan to kill Castle Heterodyne.  His most recent claim of alliance is to the Castle itself. This is actually the most likely possibility; by kowtowing to the Castle he's reduced the chance of it killing him - at least purposefully. In the end, he revealed that he was playing everyone against each other, and that he had been working for himself the entire time. 
Even though he is on the Castle's side, Hristo showed up in a torture chamber, apparently as a captive, and then, after the Baron was presumed to have died, interrupted castle repair plans to attack Agatha and her friends and announce he controlled the castle. Agatha the the Professor used to control the castle, and the castle .