Dimitrios Procopides is a character in Robert J. Sawyer's novel Flash Forward. His brother is Theo Procopides. In the flash forward, Dimitrios saw himself working in a restaurant, which was contrary to his dreams of becoming an author, leading him to commit suicide to escape the fate he did not wish to face.
In 2009, after the flash forward, Theo Procopides returned home, where he was greeted by Dimitrios, who was unhappy to see his brother. Dimitrios revealed that the flash forward had revealed him working in a restaurant, which was contrary to his dreams of becoming an author. He accused Theo of metaphorically killing millions by ruining their aspirations through the flash forward.
Later, upset by everything that had occurred, Dimitrios contemplated suicide by using sleeping pills. Realizing that he was facing a catch-22 (if his suicide was successful, the future could be changed and his suicide would be unnecessary), Dimitrios committed suicide anyway.
Due to several accounts that Dimitrios had been alive in the future seen in the flashforward, his death was heralded as proof that the flashforward was not definite, and that the futures could be changed. The newsmedia called this the "Dim version of the future," a play off Dimitrios' name.