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25th May '16 8:33:13 PM KingLyger
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** She has another one in case 3 after [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech getting told that she should be ashamed to call herself a lawyer by Aristotle Means]] for [[spoiler:bringing up false charges on Hugh O'Conner]]. Thankfully, everyone else in court besides Means helps her snap out of it.



->"I, professor Means always say what I mean and I mean what I say by all means"

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->"I, professor Means always say what I mean and I mean what I say by all means"
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* BerserkButton: Criticizing his philosophy can bring out the SadistTeacher in him.

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* BerserkButton: Criticizing Ordinarily very calm and collected, criticizing his philosophy can bring out the SadistTeacher in him.



* [[spoiler:[[EvilCostumeSwitch Evil Design Switch]]: After pointing out his first contradiction, he reveals a scar, styles his hair as a mohawk, and loses his fatherly smile for a scowl.]]

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* [[spoiler:[[EvilCostumeSwitch Evil Design Switch]]: After EvilCostumeSwitch: [[spoiler:After pointing out his first contradiction, he reveals a scar, styles his hair as a mohawk, and loses his fatherly smile for a scowl.]]



* ExpositoryHairstyle: From friendly and curly, to an intimidating mohawk resembling a Corinthian helmet. This, combined with his gray hair, pale skin, spear, and odd crack-like mark above his right eye, make him resemble a statue of a warrior.

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* ExpositoryHairstyle: From friendly and curly, to an intimidating mohawk resembling a Corinthian helmet. This, combined with his gray hair, pale skin, spear, and odd crack-like mark above his right eye, make him resemble a statue of a warrior.warrior from ancient Greece.



* {{Hammerspace}}: At one point, he pulls out a chalkboard from thin air, just so he can make his point by writing on it.

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* {{Hammerspace}}: At one point, he pulls out a chalkboard rolls up behind him from thin air, out of nowhere, just so he can make his point by writing on it.



* IronicName: His Japanese name come from the word "''shinjiru''" which means "to believe" or "trust". Considering his true nature, he's anything but trustworthy.

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* IronicName: His Japanese name come from the word "''shinjiru''" which means "to believe" or "trust". Considering his true nature, he's anything but trustworthy. His English name is borrowed from a wise philosopher, whereas Means and his philosophy are constantly scrutinized and ultimately proven wrong.



* LetsGetDangerous: When Athena criticizes his philosophy in court, he transforms into a nastier version of himself. He's also even ''more'' ruthless, and in fact he even manages to temporarily ''drive Athena into a Heroic BSOD'' by pointing out that Athena brought false charges against Hugh.

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* LetsGetDangerous: When Athena criticizes his philosophy in court, he transforms into a nastier version of himself. He's also even ''more'' ruthless, and in fact he even manages to temporarily ''drive drive Athena into a Heroic BSOD'' BSOD by pointing out that Athena brought false charges against Hugh.



* [[spoiler:[[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]: When Courte confronted him about her knowing about him raising O'Conner's scores because of him being bribed by O'Conner's parents, he didn't want her ruining him and killed her.]]

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* [[spoiler:[[HeKnowsTooMuch [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]: When [[spoiler:When Courte confronted him about her knowing about him raising O'Conner's scores because of him being bribed by O'Conner's parents, he didn't want her ruining him and killed her.]]



* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown: Starts to write a bunch of sentences on his board suggesting lesser "alternate punishments" to the otherwise harsher punishment, such as a life sentence he would receive, such as a reduced salary, with the audience booing at each suggestion and him losing his teeth when giving in and attempting to write 'guilty'.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainsWantMercy: Once he's exposed as the murderer of Professor Courte, he attempts to plead for alternate (and much lighter) punishments in place of his murder sentence.]]

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* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown: Starts VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Starts to write a bunch of sentences on his board suggesting lesser "alternate punishments" to the otherwise harsher punishment, such as a life sentence he would receive, such as a reduced salary, with the audience booing at each suggestion and him losing his teeth when giving in and attempting to write 'guilty'.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainsWantMercy: Once VillainsWantMercy: [[spoiler:Once he's exposed as the murderer of Professor Courte, he attempts to plead for alternate (and much lighter) punishments in place of his murder sentence.sentence. His pleas go unheard.]]
24th May '16 4:20:23 AM Nepeta
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** This one gets lampshaded by Phoenix:
--> '''Phoenix''': (The way she makes him sound... you'd think Apollo was [[AccidentallyAccurate some ancient god]]...)
--> '''Phoenix''': (Oh, wait...)
22nd May '16 2:39:09 PM infernape612
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* Meaningful Name: Means refers to him expecting meaningful results from his academy, as if he ran the academy himself. He also tends to say things like "We must use any ''means'' necessary." a lot. He's also not very nice and encourages his students to use any methods just so they can win. However, "The end justifies the means" way of thinking did not come from Aristotle, it came from Machiavelli.

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* Meaningful Name: MeaningfulName: Means refers to him expecting meaningful results from his academy, as if he ran the academy himself. He also tends to say things like "We must use any ''means'' necessary." a lot. He's also not very nice and encourages his students to use any methods just so they can win. However, "The end justifies the means" way of thinking did not come from Aristotle, it came from Machiavelli.
22nd May '16 8:41:15 AM NNinja
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* CapcomVsWhatever: Phoenix is part of the roster in ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3]]''.
21st May '16 10:32:44 PM Aeliren85
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* {{Badass}}: Gregory Edgeworth was easily one of the greatest Defense Attorneys of his time. Until Phoenix came along, he was the only attorney who could go toe-to-toe with Manfred von Karma, so-called "god of prosecution". And unlike Phoenix, who barely held on for three days by [[CourtroomAntics bluffing and grasping at straws]], Gregory held strong for a whole year and got von Karma penalized for the only time in ''forty years'' of prosecuting.



* NiceHat: [[spoiler:When playing as him.]]

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* NiceHat: [[spoiler:When [[spoiler:While playing as him.]]
20th May '16 10:14:04 PM Taxima
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* ChromaticArrangement: Blue for Phoenix, red for Apollo, and yellow in stead of green for Athena.

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* ChromaticArrangement: Blue for Phoenix, red for Apollo, and yellow in stead instead of green for Athena.
20th May '16 2:17:18 PM Berrenta
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* DetectivePatsy: In ''Turnabout Corner'', [[spoiler:he was hired by the real killer in order to represent the defendant, firmly convinced that he would lose]].



* [[DetectivePatsy Lawyer Patsy]]: In ''Turnabout Corner'', [[spoiler:he was hired by the real killer in order to represent the defendant, firmly convinced that he would lose]].



* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Ultimately resorts to [[spoiler:blackmail in order to defeat master blackmailer Redd White. But to be fair, he's sufficiently proven himself too well-connected to be taken down cleanly, not to mention his constant kicking the dog against both her and everyone she cares about.]]



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Along with Phoenix, she doles out an ''awesome'' one in ''Trials and Tribulations''. [[spoiler:After being channeled by Pearl, she rips into Dahlia Hawthorne, citing how every single one of Dahlia's schemes has failed, thanks to Mia, capping it with "[[BadassBoast You will never defeat me]]".]]

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Along with Phoenix, she doles out an ''awesome'' one in ''Trials and Tribulations''. [[spoiler:After being channeled by Pearl, she rips into Dahlia Hawthorne, citing how every single one of Dahlia's schemes has failed, thanks to Mia, capping it with "[[BadassBoast You "You will never defeat me]]".me".]]



* [[HeWhoFightsMonsters She Who Fights Monsters]]: Ultimately resorts to [[spoiler:blackmail in order to defeat master blackmailer Redd White. But to be fair, he's sufficiently proven himself too well-connected to be taken down cleanly, not to mention his constant [[KickTheDog Kicking the Dog]] against both her and everyone she cares about.]]



* [[spoiler:BlondGuysAreEvil: Somewhat subverted. He and his brother are both long, fair-haired antagonists to the dark-haired protagonist. He's the only one of the two that's actually evil.]]



* ''[[JustForPun Mean]]''[[MeaningfulName ingful Name]]: Means refers to him expecting meaningful results from his academy, as if he ran the academy himself. He also tends to say things like "We must use any ''means'' necessary." a lot. He's also not very nice and encourages his students to use any methods just so they can win. However, "The end justifies the means" way of thinking did not come from Aristotle, it came from Machiavelli.

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* ''[[JustForPun Mean]]''[[MeaningfulName ingful Name]]: Meaningful Name: Means refers to him expecting meaningful results from his academy, as if he ran the academy himself. He also tends to say things like "We must use any ''means'' necessary." a lot. He's also not very nice and encourages his students to use any methods just so they can win. However, "The end justifies the means" way of thinking did not come from Aristotle, it came from Machiavelli.



* [[DoesNotLikeSpam Does Not Like Chicken]]: Even when other characters have remarked how deliciously it was prepared, and in this [[https://twitter.com/nurikazu_/status/680328018695327744 Christmas illustration]] by Nuri the meal was probably cooked by [[SupremeChef Iris]], Asogi ''really'' can't stand this meat. [[spoiler: There were many bad circumstances surrounding his death Case 2, but fans have been most commonly frustrated that his death was largely caused by this.]]

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* [[DoesNotLikeSpam Does Not Like Chicken]]: DoesNotLikeSpam: Even when other characters have remarked how deliciously it was prepared, and in this [[https://twitter.com/nurikazu_/status/680328018695327744 Christmas illustration]] by Nuri the meal was probably cooked by [[SupremeChef Iris]], Asogi ''really'' can't stand this meat.chicken. [[spoiler: There were many bad circumstances surrounding his death Case 2, but fans have been most commonly frustrated that his death was largely caused by this.]]
19th May '16 5:22:50 AM Eliptl
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* BigEater: Downplayed, but he is regularly drawn [[http://pheenixwright.tumblr.com/post/136979003467/the-holy-trinity extremely content with food]], has owed his best friend multiple times[[note]]in DLC ep 0; Asougi also laughs he'll treat him to an extra large serving to celebrate his innocence at the end of Case 1[[/note]], was tempted to eat the cheese from a ''mousetrap'', and is displeased enough to whine whenever he has to be pulled away in the middle of a meal, even if it's about something important.

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* BigEater: Downplayed, but he is regularly drawn [[http://pheenixwright.tumblr.com/post/136979003467/the-holy-trinity extremely content with food]], has owed his best friend multiple times[[note]]in DLC ep 0; Asougi also laughs he'll treat him to an extra large serving beef bowl to celebrate his innocence at the end of Case 1[[/note]], was tempted to eat the cheese from a ''mousetrap'', and is displeased enough to whine whenever he has to be pulled away in the middle of a meal, even if it's about something important.
19th May '16 1:22:04 AM Eliptl
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* AFoolForAClient: Ends up doing this in his ''very first case''. [[spoiler:Not only that, he does it ''again'' in the case that follows it!]]

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* AFoolForAClient: Ends up doing this in his ''very first case''. case'', though at the least he has the legally qualified Asogi assisting him. [[spoiler:Not only that, he does it ''again'' in the case that follows it!]]it!]]
* AFriendInNeed: Disrupts his best friend's plan to stand as his defense, after he's learned that because of him Asogi may not be able to go to Britain. While it's technically given it as your first option in the game, [[ButThouMust you're not really allowed to let things be]].



* BigEater: Downplayed, but he is regularly drawn [[http://pheenixwright.tumblr.com/post/136979003467/the-holy-trinity extremely content with food]], has owed his best friend multiple times[[note]]in DLC ep 0; Asougi also laughs he'll treat him to an extra large serving to celebrate his innocence at the end of Case 1[[/note]], was tempted to eat the cheese from a ''mousetrap'', and is displeased enough to whine whenever he has to be pulled away in the middle of a meal, even if it's about something important.



* GoalInLife: To be a lawyer (though not initially).

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* GoalInLife: To be a lawyer (though not initially). [[spoiler: More specifically, it's for his [[TakeUpMySword dead best friend's sake]].]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Asogi''': If you were to [[DareToBeBadass become an attorney]], then, surely...]]



* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler: Asogi's katana and headband, which he carries the rest of the game.]]

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** [[spoiler: Poor guy has it happen to him again in the very next case, due to being a stowaway in a LockedRoomMystery. In a refreshing and sad turn, the one who helped set the frame-up to begin with later apologizes from the bottom of his heart that he hadn't considered Ryunosuke' anguish over the events and his friendship with the deceased, having ignored them in his own desperation to protect the culprit.]]
* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler: Asogi's katana and headband, which he carries the rest of the game. The armband he wears also still has its original owner's name within it, which can be seen when examined.]]



* AFriendInNeed: Risks the exchange program he's been working tirelessly toward to stand as his best friend's defense. [[spoiler: He outright says to his professor/mentor he'll willingly withdraw from it, if Ryunosuke is found guilty. He has absolutely no intention of abandoning him.]]
* TheAce: The first case wastes no time introducing his competence, reputation, and perfectionism.



* DeadpanSnarker: While generally good-natured about it, sometimes Ryunosuke wonders why he has such a mean best friend.
* [[DoesNotLikeSpam Does Not Like Chicken]]: Even when other characters have remarked how deliciously it was prepared, and in this [[https://twitter.com/nurikazu_/status/680328018695327744 Christmas illustration]] by Nuri the meal was probably cooked by [[SupremeChef Iris]], Asogi ''really'' can't stand this meat. [[spoiler: There were many bad circumstances surrounding his death Case 2, but fans have been most commonly frustrated that his death was largely caused by this.]]



* HumbleHero: According to Ryunosuke's monologue, he seems to be one of if not ''the'' most famous student in their school, and while he has pride, he's still significantly nicer than one would expect, often accrediting his achievements to hard work and being very encouraging to our protagonist.



* {{Leitmotif}}: "Samurai on a Mission".

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* {{Leitmotif}}: "Samurai on a Mission".Mission", as well as the ''Nocturne'' version.



* DefrostingIceQueen: Due to the circumstances of how they meet again for the second time, she's very cold to Ryunosuke at first. [[spoiler: It only lasts as long as she still suspects him of the murder, and they're on friendlier terms come Case 3.]]



* FirstNameBasis: Aside from her own manner of being addressed, she also calls Asogi "Kazuma-sama". He in turn however, calls her Legal Assistant Mikotoba.



* HypercompetentSidekick: She's the legal assistant to both Asogi and Ryu, meaning she knows more about the law and trial procedure than both of them. She's the one who teaches Ryu everything he knows.

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* HypercompetentSidekick: She's the formally-educated legal assistant to both Asogi and Ryu, meaning she and knows more about the law and trial procedure more than both of them.most previous assistants in the series. She's the one who teaches Ryu everything he knows.



* SilkHidingSteel: She's shy and demure, but she's also capable of shoulder-tossing Ryu like its nothing.

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* SilkHidingSteel: She's shy prim and demure, proper by default, but she's also capable of shoulder-tossing Ryu like its nothing.


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* SupremeChef: Iris is the cook of the house, and is very happy to do it.
14th May '16 6:29:19 PM Euan2000
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: An ambiguous example, Trucy has a running gag of interrupting Apollo's narration.
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