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|Affiliation:||Free Planets Alliance|
|Status:||Alive (789 UC (480 IC / 3589 CE))|
|Played by:||Inoue Kazuhiko|
As a teenager, Dusty initially wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and become a journalist. Patrick, however, discouraged his son's dreams, pushing him to a military career instead. Eventually, he revealed to his son that, as a condition for allowing him marry Mrs Attemborough, his father-in-law forced him to promise that he would raise his son to be a soldier.
All of Patrick Attemborough's children, however, were girls, and his father-in-law died in battle against the Galactic Empire a few months before Dusty was born. Believing her newborn son to be the reincarnation of her father, Mrs Attemborough named her her son Dusty after her father.
Dusty adamantly refused his father's request, only acquiescing when his father fell to his knees, crying. Compromising, they decided that Dusty would enrol into both the university of his choice and the Free Planets Alliance Officer Academy. Ultimately, Dusty was accepted into the Academy, but not the university.
Upon his son's entrance into the Academy, Patrick gave him a "lucky charm" that his father-in-law had given him on his wedding day: a rusted key. He claimed that once, while in Dusty's grandfather's pocket, it had saved him from a bullet (despite the key itself having no marks to corroborate). (SL: 'The End of One Journey')
- "After more than a hundred arguments and three fistfights, I finally persuaded him."
- "Just the other day I wished for you to fail your university exams, and that wish actually came true!"