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Other characters in the ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' series. [[Characters/AceAttorney Here]] is the main character sheet.

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!!'''Larry Butz''' (''Masashi Yahari'')

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->"We were [[AnalogyBackfire Romeo and Juliet! Mark Antony and Cleopatra]]!"

Phoenix and Edgeworth's 'lovable' loser classmate. A very over-the-top, downright idiot playboy-wannabe, who always try to get a girlfriend and fails to keep one, either they dumped him or they get killed (the very first case of the series has his girlfriend murdered). He seems to attract trouble wherever he goes, thus earning him the saying, "When something smells, it's usually the Butz".

* AnythingThatMoves: Larry seems to always date models, but he's not above constant flattery of any other woman in range, including Maya, who is [[GenericCuteness supposedly kind of plain]]. If you show him a picture of Pearl in ''T&T'', he'll call her a "cutie" and only back off when he realizes she has the same name as a girl he once dated, not because she's ''nine''. (In this case, it's a sign that he's a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, not a {{Lolicon}} pervert.)
* BigDamnHeroes:
** In 1-4, right as Edgeworth is declared guilty, Larry rushes in, yelling for the judge to wait, and demands to testify, and sheds new light on the case in the process. This provided a large hole in Von Karma's case, which, in the end, cost him the trial. Due to this, he also saved Edgeworth's life. He pretty much saved the entire case for Phoenix, really.
** And in the [[spoiler:final]] case of Ace Attorney Investigations, [[spoiler: he and Oldbag burst in with decisive evidence, helping to bust Alba for good.]] He's almost as good at this as Gumshoe!
* BlushSticker
* [[JustForPun Butz... er, sorry, I mean...]] ButtMonkey: Has terrible luck in the romance department, especially in the manga, in which, in Turnabout with the Wind [[spoiler:his girlfriend Belle turns out to be the murderer, only talking to him to create an alibi (although she wasn't planning on framing him)]].
* CasanovaWannabe
* ChickMagnet: Say what you will about his ability to ''keep'' girlfriends, but he's had at least nine girlfriends over three games, and most of them were models or worked other professions where good looks matter.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: In the third game.
* TheDitz: Probably ''why'' trouble follows him everywhere.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Barely averted, given that Larry could have called Harry.
* HotBlooded
* {{Leitmotif}}: "In the Shadows of the Government", in the third game. Yes, really, that's the name of his theme track. [[spoiler: It returns in Ace Attorney Investigations 2.]]
* TheNicknamer: "Nick", "Edgy", and "Franzy" for Phoenix, Edgeworth, and Franziska respectively.
* OcularGushers: And HOW!
* PhraseCatcher: "When something smells, it's usually the Butz."
* SpannerInTheWorks:
** He derails the BigBad's plans in two different games. In the first game, Edgeworth states that he's the first witness Von Karma was unable to manipulate in advance, and thus the first unplanned element in his 40 years of prosecution.
** In the manga, by getting arrested as the suspect in Turnabout With the Wind by various things he does to make himself seem suspicious (calling Bright Bonds to demand that he back out of Belle's life, and running from the cops), [[spoiler:Belle ends up having to prove his alibi, and ends up incriminating herself with her own testimony]].
* TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity: Phoenix never agreed to defense Larry for free; he just assumed. It's also sometimes hard to draw the line on where he's mooching off his girlfriends or being an extreme doormat to them (e.g. Kiyance's gifts & suggestions on how to run his hot dog stand).
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: To Phoenix and Edgeworth.
* TooDumbToLive: In one of the cases in [[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Investigations]], Miles must prove that he couldn't have been the murderer after a lengthy discussion with Agent Lang. After that, '''Larry''' questions your theory and you have to play another discussion to convince ''him'' that he couldn't have been the murderer, while he tries to prove you wrong. ''In front of Lang.''
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: He has a new job (and girlfriend) every time he appears.

!!'''Frank Sahwit''' (''Hoshio Yamano'')

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This guy got the raw end of the deal when it comes to murderers in the series, for the same reason that a statement like that isn't a spoiler: he's blatantly shown to be the murderer of Cindy Stone before Phoenix even gets his ''name'' shown for the first time (bar the title screen on non-Japanese versions), [[BadLiar and you can get him guilty without even having to press anything]]. He reappears in jail in the second case of ''Investigations 2'', apparently working as the prison's barber.

* BadLiar: Unlike most other murderers, whose lies only become obvious when presented with evidence they would otherwise be unaware of or forced to elaborate on their stories when being pressed, his contradictions are completely obvious.
* DodgyToupee
* EyesAlwaysShut: In the first phase of the trial with him, before he throws his toupee and sheds his facade.
* HandRubbing
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: "Frank saw it".
** Phoenix even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this.
-->'''Phoenix''': Proof enough for you, Mr. Sahwit? Or should I say... Mr. Did It!
* StarterVillain
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Practically the master of this in [=AAI2=]. The whole Logic Chess battle against him pretty much consists of waiting for him to make one and catching him out on it.
* VillainousBreakdown: Throws his toupee at Wright (and Edgeworth in [=AAI2=]) and then froths at the mouth as though he has rabies, before collapsing. He doesn't do the latter in [=AAI2=].
* WarmUpBoss

!!'''The Bellboy'''

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->"From hence forth I will be known as the 'bellboy who swore the affidavit'!"

The head bellboy of the Gatewater hotel. While never given a name, he is nevertheless an important witness in the second case of the first game.

* TheCameo: As well as his main appearance in the second case, he appears in the 5th case, is referenced occasionally by Phoenix, [[spoiler:Shelly de Killer]] wears his outfit in the second game, and in ''Investigations'', he appears as [[spoiler:the real Proto Badger]].
* DistractedByTheSexy: Done on purpose by April May.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone calls him the Bellboy]]
* NoNameGiven

!!'''April May''' (''Umeyo Shochiku'')

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->"I like a man with a big... [[LastSecondWordSwap vocabulary]]."

Redd White's secretary. Something of an airhead who easily seduces men because of her looks.

* AssholeVictim: She gets some optional character development in one line; if you choose to be tough on her after presenting the affidavit, then she will eventually say that [[spoiler: she can't tell you about Redd because she doesn't want to end up like Mia.]] To what degree she would have participated if it wasn't for this is deatable.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Has a cute seemingly ditzy exterior, but reveals her true personality and becomes hostile under enough pressure.
* BrainlessBeauty: Though possibly [[ObfuscatingStupidity smarter than she looks]].
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DeathGlare[=/=]TheUnSmile: When pressed.
** '''DeathGlare''': When cornered.
* DoubleEntendre: With her, it's just asking for trouble.
* {{Gainaxing}}
* HelloNurse
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: When Phoenix calls her a "big fat liar" all she responds is "...FAT!?"
* ObfuscatingStupidity: She's not the most clever wire-tapper, but she's far more competent than she seems at first.
* PunnyName: April and May, obviously. Three kanji in her Japanese name idiomatically mean "high-, middle-, low-ranking" (and literally "pine, bamboo, plum". It's a Japanese thing). In fact, it's her and Redd's fault that the series have characters with punny names in the first place.
* RoseHairedGirl
* TakingTheHeat: Tries to do this for Redd White, denying her connections with him.
* VillainousBreakdown: After Phoenix manages to figure out April May's role in the crime, April May screams and causes one of the buttons of her top to pop off, allowing her breasts to bounce, before her face suddenly becomes Hulk-like and she starts screaming at everyone.

!!'''Redd White (of Bluecorp)''' (''Masaru Konaka'')

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->"I am always [[PerfectlyCromulentWord abso-posi-lutely]] perfect!"

A wealthy "businessman" who built his powerful company through blackmailing lawyers, judges, politicians, police, and all sorts of other people. Thanks to him, word of the police using a spirit medium for DL-6 got leaked to the press. So if not for him, Mia wouldn't have (specifically) become a lawyer herself. Then again, he's the one who kills her.

In the film, his involvement in the DL-6 Incident is the same, but he is instead a writer for a magazine and wrote the article that exposed police use of a spirit medium. He is also the witness to Maya's alleged murder of Mia as opposed to the Bellhop.

* BlindingBangs: In the film.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* CourtroomAntic: In the film, he pulls a huge megaphone out of nowhere.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Is poisoned in jail during the film, the day before Wright can call him as a witness in the Hammond murder case.]]
* GratuitousEnglish: In Japanese, poorly.
* GratuitousSpanish: In English, [[KeepItForeign equally poorly]].
* {{Headdesk}}: When Phoenix starts cornering him.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:The piece of paper he used to pin the murder on Maya becomes an important evidence to prove his guilt; then it's implied that the list that Mia had Phoenix read in court that got Redd to confess is a list of people he's blackmailed.]]
** [[DeathByIrony Conviction By Irony]]: [[spoiler: The master blackmailer is eventually blackmailed into confessing to the murder...by the woman he killed no less]]
* InformationBroker: Bluecorps provided enough dirt on just about everyone for White to use it as blackmail material and force everyone to do as he pleased.
** ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: He claims to even have the Chief Prosecutor under his thumb, placing him above the law (although his case was written before the DS-exclusive case came into being, so that could be a plot hole now...[[spoiler:especially since Lana was under someone else's thumb at the time]]).
* {{Jerkass}}
* LargeHam: [[IncomingHam "Welcome! Please furnish me with the title of your personage!"]]
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: And ''way'' too damn proud of it.
* PunnyName: [[EagleLand Red, white, and blue.]] The kanji of his Japanese name mean "small, medium, large". In fact, it's his and April's fault that the series have characters with punny names in the first place.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: So he claims.
** DelusionsOfEloquence: What it actually is.
* SmugSmiler: His grin never leaves his face except for his VillainousBreakdown.
* SmugSnake: By the truckload.
* SunglassesAtNight: Constantly wears sunglasses in the film--even indoors ''and'' at night.

!!'''Will Powers''' (''Saburo Niboshi'')

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->"The Steel Samurai is the lead character in a popular kid's show. He walks the streets of Neo Olde Tokyo... Fighting battle after battle against the Evil Magistrate and his minions. Of course, he never really defeats the Evil Magistrate. Although... I guess he did defeat him this time..."

TV star and the first client Maya assisted Phoenix defending. Most well-known for his role as the [[ShowWithinAShow Steel Samurai]].

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: No one seems to ever let him forget his brutish appearance. [[{{Jerkass}} Oldbag in particular]].
* ApologisesALot: Taken to hilarious levels when you present Pearl's picture to him in case 2-4, since both of them have this trope, when he tries (and fails) to guess her relationship to Phoenix and Maya.
* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:Jack Hammer was his role model. Hammer accidentally killed someone and, while trying to kill Dee Vasquez, tried to frame Will Powers for it out of jealousy]].
* ButtMonkey: At one point Dee Vasquez notes that he's so ordinary looking, he's sometimes left behind by mistake when the rest of the company comes back from a trip.
* CarpetOfVirility
* FaceOfAThug: A RunningGag for him. Poor guy. He almost breaks into tears when Pearl says that she thinks his face makes him look kind.
* GentleGiant: He is an actor for a children's show, but children are scared of his face so he wears a mask.
* GossipyHens: Rare male example. Despite being a celebrity himself, Powers loves celebrity gossip, seeing the world of celebrities as glamorous. Of course, that's partially because the poor guy perpetually has an outsider's perspective due to his appearance and meek personality.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Most of the time, Will simply can't believe who the real culprit is in a case because it's someone he trusts as a coworker. He just doesn't see the worst in people.
* InformedDeformity: See Face of a Thug. His face, while rough, doesn't appear as at all frightening to the viewer. Although this might simply be a case of him ''thinking'' he's genuinely ugly.
* IOweYouMyLife: He is eternally grateful for being saved in case 1-3, which is why he invites the heroes along to the awards ceremony in case 2-4.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: He's got willpower. "Niboshi" is dried sardines [[FluffyTheTerrible (yes, it's ironic)]]. "Saburo" means "third son" or "three lights" depending on the kanji and could also be a pun with "niboshi" which could also be read with other kanji as "two stars."
* NiceGuy: Truly one of the most gentle and kind-hearted characters in the series.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: After the events of case 1-3, he stars as the title character of ''The Pink Princess: Warrior of Little Olde Tokyo''.

!!'''Wendy Oldbag''' (''Kaoru Ohba'')

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->"Shush! I'm talking to my dear Edgey-Wedgey right now! Don't interrupt us, gramps!"

A hard-ass old woman who for some reason is a security guard. Goes on long-winded rants at a moment's notice, and has a thing for soon-to-be dead actors and Edgeworth, the latter of whom (un)affectionately dubs her the "wicked witch of the witness stand".

* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Miles "Edgey-Poo~" Edgeworth. No seriously, meeting her, in his own words, makes his day go from “not my day” into “waking nightmare” territory. [[spoiler:On the day in question, he had already ''relived his trauma with earthquakes, been accused of murder, had to deliver ransom money, been kidnapped, had his jurisdiction usurped, and discovered two seperate murder victims''.]]
--> '''Edgeworth''': (Nooooo! Why HER!? Why HERE!? Why NOW!?)
* BerserkButton: Inverted. She usually calms down when Edgeworth shows up.
* BlushSticker: Pops up at the thought of her latest celebrity obsession. Best not thought about at any length.
* TheCameo: Only appears in the third game in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue. She's still wearing the astronaut costume for some reason.
* DonutMessWithACop: A security guard, but she's quite fond of donuts.
* FanDisservice: [[spoiler:In what might be a bizarre ShoutOut to a SoBadItsGood fan H-game, ''Investigations'' puts her in an extremely busty Pink Princess outfit.]]
** You also get to collect [[spoiler:her undershirt]] as evidence. Edgeworth is rightfully shaken by the very thought.
* [[GrumpyOldMan Grumpy Old Woman]]
* HypocriticalHumor: In Investigations, she complains about a stalker letter she received ([[spoiler:which was actually intended for someone else]])...though she's been sending Edgeworth flowers for years.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Or so she says.
** In the manga, her grandmother Wendolyn is channeled and everyone mistakes her for Wendy because they look just like each other. There is an image of her as a younger girl, and if this can be used as an example, then it's actually true.
* {{Jerkass}}: Very reluctant to give help, especially if she thinks you're trying to smear the name of someone she adores. Usually you have to pay her off with something to get her to talk and even then she won't say it nicely.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Last name refers to the term "old bag" for an ugly old woman, and combined with her first name, also applies to her long-windedness ("windy old bag"). Her Japanese name is a combination of "old lady" ("''obachan''") and "idiot" (Oh Bakaoru).
* MotorMouth: To the point of Edgeworth [[ThatWasObjectionable raising an objection to stop one of her near-infinite rambles in the first game]]. It gets pretty silly in JFA when she goes into one of her sprees while in an airtight helmet.
* MrsRobinson: Though the objects of her affection tend to ignore or just dislike her.
* OldWindbag
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: She pleads with Phoenix to defend Julie, insisting that she couldn’t have murdered Flip. Maya notes that she's “[[LampshadeHanging never seen Ms. Oldbag like this]]".
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior
* ScrollingText: At [[UnreadablyFastText very fast speeds]].
* UnfortunateNames: Merely calling her by her last name ends up sounding like an insult to her age. Interestingly, she is identified in the text box by her last name, rather than "???" like everyone else, even before you learn her name.
* UnreadablyFastText: Once she [[MotorMouth gets going]], it's nearly impossible to keep up.
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: She has a new job each time she's seen, including [[spoiler: 2 over the course of 2 days in ''Investigations.'']]

!!'''Penny Nichols''' (''Yumiko Mamiya'')

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->"I don't care what kind of girl you might think I am; I need that card!"

An assistant for Global Studios who was present the day of Hammer's murder. Despite this, she doesn't play much of a role, to the point that developers of the series consider knowing her name a sign of expertise (since her name is even less frequently seen in the Japanese version than the English).

* {{Fangirl}}: She ''flips out'' when she discovers that Phoenix has the last Steel Samurai trading card she needs.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Pennies and nickels. "Mamiya" might be a pun on "[[{{Otaku}} mania]]".
* {{Meganekko}}
* {{Otaku}}

!!'''Cody Hackins''' (''Kyuta Ohtaki'')

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->"I go to every live performance! I always take a picture when the Steel Samurai lands the final blow! Whizzam! I got 'em all! I never missed one! A perfect collection!"

A bratty seven-year-old Steel Samurai-obsessed fanboy. He's been to every live performance of it and decides that just once he'd like to see an actual filming of the show. The end result is he saw Jack Hammer [[spoiler:who was wearing Powers' Steel Samurai costume at the time]] get murdered.

* BlushSticker: Though he's not really that cute...
* BrainBleach: His reaction after seeing that Will Powers also plays the role of Pink Princess.
* BrattyHalfPint: He's obnoxious and sasses off to every character save Mia, whom he seems to like [[MsFanservice for some reason]]. As Phoenix starts cracking his testimony on the stand, he seems to get a bit of a guilty pleasure out of forcing some measure of respect out of him. He does ultimately volunteer a genuinely helpful photo in the end, though.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: WordOfGod says that he was introduced as a witness because a child's reasons for lying would not be the same as an adult's in the same situation.
* HarmfulToMinors: Averted and then spoofed in the credits -- you would ''think'' seeing a person killed before his very eyes might be traumatizing, but no, he clearly doesn't understand that what he saw was real. But seeing [[spoiler:Will Powers]] come out of a Pink Princess costume? That left a scar.
-->It was kind of a shock for a boy of my tender age.
* InnocentInaccurate: When he testifies, it's plain that he doesn't realize what he witnessed was a murder. [[spoiler:Well, a killing, at any rate]].
* InsufferableGenius: When Phoenix tries to buy him back with his own Steel Samurai card.
-->'''Cody''': By offering me something I already own, you're in effect eschewing the very basis of our consumer society, namely the principle of fair trade! Man, for a grownup, you sure are dumb!
-->'''Phoenix''': W-what do they teach these kids in school these days!? Quantum physics!?
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Despite the fact that the Steel Samurai mainly uses a spear, he carries around a katana on his back. He can't get it out of the sheath, though.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Code-hacker. As for his Japanese name, the first three kanji characters (in Eastern name order) form "''{{otaku}}''".
* OcularGushers: When Phoenix finally succeeds in taking apart his testimony.
* {{Otaku}}: As his Japanese name spells out.

!!'''Sal Manella''' (''Takuya Uzai'')

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->"I try not to pay much attention to things that don't interest me. LOL."

Director of the Steel Samurai. He embodies the typical image of an obsessive teenage (despite being 32) geeky fanboy, in both appearance, personality, and mannerisms.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: To poor Maya.
* {{Gonk}}
* LeetLingo: His speech is littered with emoticons, [=LOLs=], and 1337s.
** He even manages to speak a ":(" at the thought of having not been able to eat a t-bone steak.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: He's as sickening as salmonella. "Takuya" comes from "{{otaku}}", and "Uzai" means "annoying".
* {{Otaku}}
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: His fate is never revealed after [[spoiler:Phoenix states that he helped Dee Vasquez move Jack Hammer's body]]
** [[spoiler: He is seen again in ''Investigations'' eating lunch, but it's a cameo appearance that has no relevance to the plot.]]

!!'''Dee Vasquez''' (''Sakura Himegami'')

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->"Don't hit your desk. It irritates me."

Global Studios (and Steel Samurai) producer that built the studio back up from the brink of ruin (i.e., [[spoiler:when Hammer in his prime accidentally killed another actor]]), and apparently is some sort of business genius. She's also got ties to the mob. [[spoiler:She's also the one who murders Jack Hammer, though out of self defense.]]

* AlwaysMale: She was [[GenderFlip changed to a woman]] specifically to avert this; someone noticed all the [[spoiler: killers]] in the first game were turning out to be male.
* [[spoiler:AntiVillain: Though she tries to cover up her deed, she's not a bad person. Hammer was trying to assault her and she simply shoved him backwards and impaled him on an ill-placed fence (which had already taken one life before). Ultimately she's a very depressed person who hates for bad publicity to shame what she worked for. She keeps some underworld contacts but only seems to use them in times that threaten her studio's public image and not for personal gain.]]
* BerserkButton: When Maya mentions [[spoiler:the incident where Manuel was killed by Hammer as an accident]], she drops her stoic facade for a bit to yell at her before regaining her composure.
* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:Five years ago, she watched Manuel die in an accident at Jack Hammer's hands. In the flashback, she is incredibly distraught at his death, the only time you see her act emotionally. If they were lovers, this could explain her cynical, dispassionate attitude.]]
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: She has a sister, Tampopo Himegami, who is (surprise!) also a producer.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: She's always smoking, and evidently has smoker's lung, since her speech is indicated by the lower-pitched beep-de-beeps usually reserved for males.
* [[spoiler:GracefulLoser: Once she is finally caught out as the murderer (though in self-defense), she accepts her loss with dignity.]]
-->[[spoiler:"...Yes. I am guilty. It was me...Congratulations Mr. Wright. I lose...again."]]
* TheMafia
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: She's a diva. "Sakura" [[CherryBlossoms is obvious]], and "Himegami" means "princess-goddess".
* NoOshaCompliance: [[spoiler:Those spiky fence posts, that Jack Hammer died by. One would think that the crew would have removed them after the same thing happened five years ago.]]
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: [[spoiler: When cornered during the trial.]]
* [[HeKnowsTooMuch They Know Too Much]]: [[spoiler: When Phoenix and Maya refuse to hand over the five-year-old picture of Manuel's death, she calls in her "boys" to "[[DeadlyEuphemism erase]]" them.]]
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: Once her role in Jack Hammer's death is proven, she squeezes her pipe so hard that she breaks it. Compared to almost every villain in the series, her breakdown is rather mild.]]
* WomanInBlack
* {{Yakuza}}

!!'''Lotta Hart''' (''Natsumi Ohsawagi'')

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->"Hey! You! Hold on, now! This gal's got a few questions to ask!"

Freelance photographer with a southern accent and a lotta hair. She occasionally appears as a witness when trying to capture some paranormal event or other hot gossip.

* BerserkButton: Lotta LOVES her camera. She always has it, and does NOT like seeing any abuse come to it, she will go nuts if it does. The first time you run into her she screams at you because you wasted all of her film by setting off the camera she was using. Maya forces Phoenix to pay for the expenses.
* DumbassHasAPoint: Manages to correctly identify the murderer in Case 2-2; [[spoiler:Ini Miney, by pointing out that if Maya is innocent, she's the only one who doesn't have an alibi]].
* FailedASpotCheck:
** Much of the first day of the trial in 1-4 involves establishing that she could not have seen the murder in question, due in part to not looking at the boat.
** "There ain't no way anyone was hangin' out behind that foldin' screen!" This is a subversion because there's good reason she couldn't see anyone. [[spoiler:Maya was hidden in a box, and the person who had been hiding there was out in front, pretending to be Maya.]]
* FieryRedhead
* FunnyAfro: In the second game, she asks if you remember her name. "Lotta Hair" is one of the possible answers. Pearl remembers her as that woman with "cotton candy" hair.
* GoingForTheBigScoop: This is Lotta's ONLY reason for being on ANY of the crime scenes she shows up at.
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: The Idiot From The South, in the US version.
* IntrepidReporter: Subverted. She thinks she's this, but she doesn't really do any hard digging for info, and she contemplates a career switch whenever the going gets rough.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Lotta isn't exactly what one would consider the nicest person in the world. In fact the first time you find her she not only seems ABSOLUTELY NUTS but is loud and rude. Until you tell her she might be a witness to a murder...
** Despite being hot-tempered and sassy, she's actually one of the most willingly helpful repeating characters.
* LaughingMad: Happens once in case two in the second game. It scares the heck out of Phoenix Wright.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Congratulations Everybody". While she also shares it with other characters, the song is widely attributed to her due to her status as a recurring character.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: She's got a lot of heart. "Ohsawagi" means "big commotion".
* {{Paparazzi}}: After Case 2-2, Lotta decided to pursuit a career with "more glamour and less gore". Obviously, this was the next logical step.
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Country Gal]]: She won't stand for any lip and is more than happy to give some back even to someone as scary as Manfred Von Karma.
--->'''Lotta''':That's because you told me to! You old fool! (sound effect)
* ShutterBug: Lotta always has her camera on hand and you can tell she's nearby either by her mouth or by her snapping photos. Except in case four of Justice For All when it was stolen by Wendy Oldbag.
* TalksLikeASimile: Related to her DeepSouth stereotype.


!!'''Old Caretaker [[spoiler:real name Yanni Yogi]]''' ([[spoiler:''Kotaro Haine'']])

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-> "Ayup... ZZZ"

A crazy old man that owns the boat rental shack on Gourd Lake, though he's convinced it's a pasta joint called the "Wet Noodle". He owns a pet parrot named Polly. [[spoiler:In actuality, he's Yanni Yogi, a former bailiff that was the suspect of the DL-6 incident. Thanks to Hammond, he was proven not guilty, but his life was ruined as a result. With Manfred von Karma's help, he murders his former defense attorney and puts the blame on Edgeworth.]]

* [[spoiler:AlliterativeName]]
* [[spoiler:AntiVillain: While he did commit murder and willfully framed an innocent man for the crime, it is only because his scumbag attorney had him plead innocence by reason of insanity to a crime he ''didn't'' commit, forcing him to not only put up with the consequences of his actions in the eyes of the public and destroyed his personal life when his wife ended her life but also to act like a bumbling fool for over a decade just to maintain the illusion that he really was not of sound mind. He's really just a nice guy caught under awful circumstances and pushed to the brink.]]
* FollowInMyFootsteps: He [[spoiler:as part of his ObfuscatingStupidity]] mistakes Phoenix and Maya for his children and wants them to take over the "noodle shop" after he's gone.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName[=/=]ShoutOut: [[spoiler:His name and his SplitPersonality resemble [[Anime/YuGiOh Yami Yugi.]] Meanwhile, "Kotaro Haine" is a reference to the poets Kotaro Takamura, who died of a broken heart; and Haine, who valued youth and romance.]]
* ObfuscatingInsanity: [[spoiler:For fifteen years he acted insane to back up Hammond's insanity plea. He wasn't too happy about it.]]
* SeniorSleepCycle
* SnotBubble
* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]: [[spoiler:Robert Hammond prevented him from being convicted but ruined his life in the process]].
* TalkativeLoon: [[spoiler:Subverted.]]
* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: [[spoiler:Names his parrot after his fiancee]]
* WhamLine: Not said by him specifically but [[spoiler:when his parrot suddenly says "Don't forget [[ArcWords DL-6]]!", his antics soon stop being funny.]]

!!'''Angel Starr''' (''Kyoka Ichinotani'')

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->"The name is Angel Starr. Don't you go forgetting it. Or before you know it I'll have you whimpering at my heels."

A former detective whose ability to wring information out of suspects earned her the nickname the "[[RedBaron Cough-Up Queen]]". Like Marshall, Starr worked on the SL-9 case, but in her case was fired instead of demoted and now works as a lunch vendor (hence why she's not in the law enforcers section). With her connections (boyfriends) in the police department, she joined Marshall's attempts to continue the investigation of SL-9. Since the case ended she developed a hatred for prosecutors, and is the primary witness of Goodman's murder.

* AnythingThatMoves: At one point, she offers ''The Judge'' to be one of her many boyfriends.
* BusmansVocabulary: Since she's a lunch vendor, she tends to make puns and metaphors based on food.
* DualityMotif: It's very subtle, but her "good mood" eye is dark blue while her "don't mess with me" eye is silvery blue.
* ExpressiveHair combined with PeekABangs: Her mood is indicated by which eye is covered by her bangs.
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: Has one of each.
* LethalChef: Played with. Her lunches are delicious, but some of the items on her menu range from "questionable" (Squid Wheels) to "Is this even ''safe'' to eat?" (Peppered Fish Guts, among other things). She likes to give these particular lunches out to people she doesn't like.
* LittleBlackDress. Hard to see in the game, but she wears a dress under her coat.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: "Kyoka" refers to the flowers you leave at a grave, and "Ichinotani" is a famous battlefield from the Sengoku period.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Check out that Japanese name.
* NiceHat: Is bento-themed, with the rice attachments.
* NotSoDifferent: Develops a hatred of prosecutors as a result of being fired over forged evidence [[spoiler:although Gant was the actual mastermind]], supposedly to get Darke convicted. [[spoiler:She makes false testimony in order to try to get Lana guilty, claiming that she knows Lana killed Goodman and this is necessary to convince the court of it.]]
* TheRedBaron: "Cough-up Queen."
* PrettyInMink: Wears a gray fur coat, trimmed with light gray fur.
* ReallyGetsAround: She has a bunch of boyfriends...
* SmallNameBigEgo: She sure likes to brag.
* {{Tsundere}}: To the point where ''her hair flip and revealed eye indicate which "mode" she's in.''
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[[folder:Debuted in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All]]
!!'''Maggey Byrde''' (''Mako Suzuki'')

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->"Next time we meet, I'll only be an "Unlucky Person", instead of a goddess!"

Policewoman-turned-waitress-turned-security guard-turned-unemployed with horrifyingly bad luck. Maggey is the defendant for ''three'' trials (the second one was a mistrial, though). Her luck does seem to be looking up, when she helped close a case. Gumshoe has an obvious crush on her.

* BornUnlucky: My god, where to begin? She fell from the 9th floor of a building ''as a baby'', got hit by all sort of vehicles, got sick from all sorts of food, failed every test she has ever taken, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking lost every game of tic-tac-toe she's ever played]], was framed for murder three times...She was even nicknamed Goddess of Misfortune as a child, and Lady Luckless by the time she reached college !
* CosmicPlaything
* FairCop
* FanGirl:
** Phoenix's business card is her most prized possession.
** The way she practically squees over Edgeworth in ''Investigations'' hints that she may be one for him as well.
* HairDecorations
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Magpie birds are unlucky. 'One for sorrow...', as the rhyme goes. "Mako Suzuki" is a pun on "''maketsuzuki''", "continuing to lose".
* {{Meganekko}}
* {{Meido}}
* MyNaymeIs: In her first trial, this is a plot point. [[spoiler:Dustin's killer heard it over the phone and mis-spelled it]].
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: She first fell off the window of her ''9th floor'' apartment ''as a 6-month old baby'', and it's only gone downhill from there. Seriously, surviving that almost contradicts her [[BornUnlucky incredibly bad luck]].
* OcularGushers
* ThePollyanna: Despite all that's happened to her, she never seems to lose hope or become cynical, always hoping for that one moment of good luck.
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: First was a police woman, then a waitress, and in ''Ace Attorney Investigations'' as a security watcher. Explained in that she keeps getting fired, usually as a side effect of the murder case she's involved in.
--> '''Byrde''': [[LampshadeHanging I wonder what my next job should be...? Ooh, this is actually kind of fun!]]

!!'''Richard Wellington''' (''Takamasa Moroheiya'')

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->"I am Richard Wellington, the "Drifting Virtuoso" with a Ph.D. in Drifting, as it were."

A wannabe university student (who claims he just hasn't found one up to his standards yet) who is very picky with words and a pompous jerk. He beans Phoenix over the head with a fire extinguisher and knocks him out. He's actually a member of a group of con artists [[spoiler:and the murderer of Dustin Prince]].

* BlindWithoutEm
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:His justification for killing Dustin Prince. Downplayed, in that Wellington is incredibly paranoid and was not making rational judgements at that point. It was also implied that Prince would have not known that Wellington was part of the group of con artists the police were tracking down and that Prince was ultimately killed for no reason]].
* {{Hipster}}
* InsufferableGenius: He clearly thinks so, anyway. Probably actually FeigningIntelligence.
* {{Jerkass}}
* MeaningfulName: They're both just meant to sound pretentiously upper-crust, really.
** Also, "rich" and "well".
** And [[SmugSnake he's a dick.]]
* MotorMouth: When he's nervous, he starts talking things that have nothing to do with the case (even with highlighted text!). Can be even worse about it than that [[RhymesOnADime old hag Oldbag]].
* ObviouslyEvil: Seen beaning Phoenix in the head with a fire extinguisher with a sinister grin on his face right as you start the game. Right then, you can probably guess what his role in this case is...
* PreppyName
* [[PublicDomainSoundtrack Public Domain Ringtone]]: [[spoiler:[[JohannSebastianBach Bach's]] ''Toccatta & Fugue in D Minor'', which proves crucial for nailing the case since he stole Phoenix's cell phone thinking it to be his, which had evidence incriminating him.]]
* {{Ronin}}: A subversion of the college-exam version. It's implied by his egotistical claim to be looking for a university that meets his standards that it's in fact him who doesn't measure up but is in denial about it.
* ScrollingText
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness
* SmallNameBigEgo: He's really full of himself.
* SmugSnake
* [[spoiler: StarterVillain]]
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: Pulls on his scarf so hard his face turns blue and he squeezes himself into loss of consciousness.]]

!!'''Ini Miney [[spoiler:actually Mimi Miney]]''' (''Nodoka Hanaka/[[spoiler:Mimi Hanaka]]'')

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->"Um, so, like...A murder is that thing where, like, one person kills another, right?"

An air-headed occult freak that told Dr. Grey about the Kurain Channeling technique. [[spoiler:In truth, Ini is dead. After Mimi, her older sister who worked as a nurse to Dr. Grey, accidentally killed fourteen people, the Miney sisters were in a car crash that Ini died in. Mimi, having caused the deaths of many people and lost her job, sister, and face, decided to make Mimi disappear and took the guise of her sister in order to put her old life behind. But when Turner Grey began taking an interest in having "Mimi" channeled, Mimi, with Morgan Fey's help, killed him and framed Maya for it.]]

* [[BitingTheHandkerchief Biting The Hat]]
* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing: Similar to April May, though with blissful ditziness replacing sexual charms.]]
* BerserkButton: Complaining about foreign sports cars. [[spoiler:Since that was Mimi's hobby before.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: And ''how?!''
* TheDitz: [[spoiler:Until she gets scared. Then the facade slips.]]
* EyesAlwaysShut: Until she loses her composure. Then it's [[spoiler:RedEyesTakeWarning]].
* FieryRedhead: [[spoiler:When she drops her facade]].
* [[spoiler:FlatEarthAtheist]]: [[spoiler:After confessing, she exclaims her hatred for the paranormal after having to keep up her charade as Ini for so long. She then dismisses the Kurain Channeling as "mumbo-jumbo". Justified, because the channeling in the murder was a fake and it's very likely that she never saw the Kurain Channeling Technique in person.]]
* IdiotHair: Underneath her hat.
* [[spoiler:MagicPlasticSurgery]]
** [[spoiler:DeadPersonImpersonation]]: [[spoiler:Her sister]].
** [[spoiler:SurgicalImpersonation]]
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: Eeny, meeny, miney, mo.
** [[spoiler: [[DeadPersonImpersonation Or Mimi, as in mimicry.]]]]
* MsFanservice: [[spoiler:A photo of her in Maya's costume, prominently sporting AbsoluteCleavage, is frequently shown throughout her case.]]
** [[spoiler: The photo in question depicts her [[FanDisservice covered in blood, holding a knife and with a dazed look on her face.]]]]
* NiceHat: Which gets utterly abused and wrecked over the course of the case.
* [[spoiler:ObfuscatingStupidity]]
* SillyMeGesture
* [[spoiler:SmugSnake: Like April May before her (and later Dahlia Hawthorne), when her facade breaks she becomes an arrogant, condescending woman of snappy and disrespectful remarks.]]
* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]: [[spoiler:Not as much as Acro due to her being an UnreliableNarrator, but if what she said is true, then it was Grey who caused Ini's death, either by drugging her or by overworking her]].
* [[spoiler:TearsOfRemorse]]
* ValleyGirl: Says "like" a lot, is ditzy, is seemingly unable to function by herself -- pretty much a checklist. [[spoiler:She's actually just ObfuscatingStupidity, although it's implied that this could be the real Ini's actual personality]].
* VerbalTic: Like, she says "like" so much that, like, it gets a bit, like, irritating, like, you know? [[spoiler:She drops it when she's under pressure and when delivering her WhamLine.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown]]: [[spoiler:Possibly the tamest example in the series. While she does get feisty when cornered, when she's caught she just tears up and confesses to the crime.]]
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:"Ha ha ha. It seems simple isn't it? But, it would be very hard to catch me. I'd say impossible. ... I'm going to serve you a slice of humble pie. I hope you enjoy it."]]
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds]]

!!'''Director Hotti (later Director Hickfield)''' (''Hotta/Hikita'')

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->"Hmm, yes... Well, it's the quality, not quantity that counts. Uh huh... "

Actually, neither of those are his real names. "Dr. Hotti/Hickfield" is actually a patient of the Hotti/Hickfield clinics that sneaks out of his room, puts on a stethoscope and lab coat, and calls himself director to visitors.

* DirtyOldMan
* FourthWallObserver: He's somehow able to read Phoenix's inner monologue and comment on the static background of the Hotti Clinic.
* {{Lolicon}}: He apparently has a thing for Trucy. (But not for Maya or Pearl.)
* VerbalTic: He adds "hmm, yes" to most of his sentences. Eventually it [[GotMeDoingIt rubs off of Phoenix]].

!!'''Maximillion Galactica, real name Billy Bob Johns''' (''Kouhei Yamada'')

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->"Ab-so-lute-ly FABULOUS!"

A famous magician under the employ of the Berry Big Circus; his biggest trick is flying around. Cue the murder of the circus ringmaster whose assailant leaves no footprints in the snow. He's actually a country bumpkin.

* AwesomeMcCoolname: His stage name is one at any rate.
* {{Bishonen}}
* CampStraight: Oh, so very much. He'd be the campiest of CampGay... except he's madly in love with Regina. He also acts very flirtatious with Maya and initially blows off Phoenix, until he is made to realize the trouble he's in and that they're there to help. After that, [[AmbiguouslyGay he's just as flirtatiously camp with Phoenix]].
* CatchPhrase: "Fabulous!"
** Calling his friends "[his] sweeties".
* FacialMarkings: He has big purple stars on one cheek.
* [[spoiler:GrievousBottleyHarm]]: [[spoiler:To Ben, the night of the murder. Fortunately, SoftGlass was in effect.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He acts arrogant and conceited, but only to make his circus mates strive to become better.
* LargeHam
* NiceHat: It's a purple silk and has a peacock feather in it. Absolutely ''fabulous''.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: When the reality of his situation sets in at the beginning, he momentarily loses control of his smooth talk and starts talking in his native hillbilly accent.
* SmallNameBigEgo: In his own words, Max is kind of a big deal in the magic world, but the trope really comes into play in how considers the Big Berry Circus to be a one-man show with just a bunch of out-of-date, bit-player extras. [[spoiler:In truth, he just wishes they'd try harder.]]
* SomethingAboutARose
* StageMagician
* StageNames: His real name is very hick-ish: Billy Bob Johns in English, Kohei Yamada in Japanese.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Milk. He needs it to calm his nerves before each performance.
* TwoFirstNames: Three, counting his middle name.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: In some instances, it doesn't even look like he's wearing ''pants''. Just a jacket and makeup.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink.

!!'''Regina Berry''' (''Rika Tachimi'', stage name ''Mirika'')

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->"Alright! I look so cute in this picture! Don't you think I look cute? Don't ya? Don't ya?"

Russell Berry's daughter and animal tamer of the Berry Big Circus. Because of her sheltered life (in a circus, no less) and her father's protective upbringing, she has a very naïve outlook and doesn't really understand death (in the English version, she thinks that when people die, they become a star in the sky; in the Japanese version, she just thinks that they are in a deep sleep), even when her father doesn't hide the fact that he shot one of the lions with a rifle. Returns in Investigations 2's second case as a witness due to being asked to put on an animal show at the prison at the time of the murder. Has apparently taken on more responsibility in the circus but otherwise hasn't changed much.

* BishieSparkle
* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: Moe ended up bringing her to court just so she could see everything that really happened because of her innocence, from the DeadlyPrank that led to Bat's coma to her father's death.]]
** It ends up happening ''again'' in ''Investigations 2'' [[spoiler: when she finds out new circus member Souta, one of her closest friends, is [[BigBadFriend far from who he appears to be.]]]]
* ButThouMust: The current trope image
* CargoShip: Invoked, with Trilo. She is unaware the Trilo's just a puppet and that ''Ben'' is the one who has feelings for her, but is still seriously considering "Trilo's" feelings.
* CheerfulChild
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Mild subversion. She's 16, which makes her a borderline KiddieKid, but she acts ''much'' younger.
** InnocentInaccurate: So much.
* CircusBrat
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Due to her sheltered upbringing.
* CutenessProximity: How she (unwittingly) wraps everyone around her finger.
* TheCutie
* [[spoiler: DeadlyPrank]]: [[spoiler: To Bat. Technically, he didn't die, but he's currently in a coma with little hope of waking up. This, combined with her overall naivety and the fact that she is blissfully unaware of the severity of what she did, is what lead Acro to try and kill her]]
* DeathIsASadThing: Or it would be if she had ''any'' idea what it meant.
* EasilyForgiven: Thanks to her cuteness. This is part of why she doesn't realize that it's wrong to, for example, let a tiger stalk after Phoenix and Maya as a prank in their first meeting. [[spoiler:Subverted, because her resulting naivety over the harm she commits in her little pranks is why Acro can't forgive her.]]
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Maybe. (Probably more of a {{Squee}}! moment.)
--> '''Maya''': Regina seems to be quite the hit with the men in the circus.
--> '''Phoenix''': She must have some sort of strange power over them!
--> '''Maya''': You're not kidding. Two people in one day! Even I want to profess my love for her!
--> '''Phoenix''': (Me too! She's so cute...)
--> '''Regina''': *giggle*
* FriendToAllLivingThings: ...Except Money.
* GenkiGirl
* [[spoiler:InnocentlyInsensitive]]: [[spoiler:Her ignorance about the true nature of death and cheerfulness after what Acro and Bat suffered pushed Acro over the edge]].
* [[spoiler:ItsAllMyFault: What she says once the truth is uncovered. Accompanied by her finally opening the waterworks.]]
* LoveTriangle: Regina has/had the affections of three of the other performers: Bat, Max, and Ben/Trilo.
** [[spoiler:FirstGuyWins]]: Maybe. [[spoiler:After realizing what she's done and all the tragedy it led to, she pledges to stay by Bat's side in Acro's stead.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Regina" means "queen".
* MissingMom: Died not too long after she was born.
* [[spoiler:PepperSneeze]]: [[spoiler:Bat did this to her in the past, and she decided to return the favor... with ''disastrous'' results]].
* RegalRinglets: Fits, given her MeaningfulName.
* StarsAreSouls: Why she's not too broken up about her Dad's death. He told her that's what happened to Leon, her lion, when her father had to shoot him. In the Japanese version, she was told that the dead are [[PleaseWakeUp just sleeping]].

!!'''Lawrence Curls, aka Moe the Clown''' (''Matsuo Tomida'', aka ''Tommy'')

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->"Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha!"

A stoogey clown working at the Berry Big Circus and old friend of the ringmaster. He's the witness of Russell's murder. Despite his wisecracking antics, he's actually one of the most level-headed members of the circus.

* AnnoyingLaugh: "Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha!"
* CruelToBeKind: [[spoiler:He brings Regina to the last day of the trial to get her to see the truth of her father's death and the pain she caused Acro and Bat.]]
* ExpressiveAccessory: The mouth on his hat matches his.
* HurricaneOfPuns
* TheHyena
* KitschCollection: His collection of clown costumes from around the world.
* TheKlutz: His routine involves a lot of pratfalls, so practice for it has ended up breaking a lot props in his room as well, he caused the hole in his ceiling with a pogo-stick accident.
* MarriedToTheJob: Apparently, his wife left him over it, taking their daughter Larina with her. Moe apparently still sends them money, since he references working to support a family.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName[=/=]ShoutOut: [[Film/TheThreeStooges Larry, Curly, and Moe]]. Meanwhile, Tommy and Matsu are a popular Japanese comedy duo.
* MouthfulOfPi: *whip crack* "Do you like pi? I love pi! 3.141592... (continue for almost two lines of text)! Tasty!"
* NoIndoorVoice: He makes Phoenix want some earplugs.
* NonIronicClown
* OnlySaneMan: He seems to be the sanest surviving circus member, despite his goofiness. [[spoiler: Maybe this will make him more suited to the position of Ringmaster.]]
* PungeonMaster
* SadClown: And how. He's a failure as a comedian, and he's estranged from his wife and daughter.
* ScrollingText
* TalkativeLoon: English version only -- in addition to the MouthfulOfPi mentioned above, he also recites the openings of ''[[TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir The Fresh Clown of Bel Air]]'' and ''[[Series/TheATeam The C-Team]]''.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Carrots. He eats several a day as part of his act.

!!'''Benjamin Woodman and Trilo Quist''' (''Ben Kozumi'' and ''Rilo'')

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->"Let me lay it all out for you... The pay sucks... The clown sucks... And my partner has his hand up my pants."
-> - Trilo Quist

Ben is a ventriloquist of the Berry Big Circus, and Trilo is his puppet. Ben doesn't do a lot of talking, and does a lot of stuttering. Trilo, in contrast, is loud, offensive, and an all-around {{Jerkass}}, who also intends to propose to Regina.

* CompanionCube
* DemonicDummy: More of a {{Jerkass}} than supernatural. Ben must be repressing a ''lot'' by how badly Trilo acts.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: A puppeteer named Woodman? Also, the obvious "Ben & Trilo Quist".
* ShrinkingViolet: Can't speak well except through Trilo.
* SpeechImpediment
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Ben = Ven.
* SplitPersonality: Ben is meek and mild. Trilo is brash and abrasive. Standard fare for an act, right? But things get weird when you consider that ''Trilo'' wants to marry Regina, but ''Ben'' claims not to like her very much.
* SweatDrop: Ben, always. More of an example of "realistic" nervous sweat than a cartoonish one.
* {{Ventriloquism}}: Their routine even includes singing. Regina even thinks of Trilo as "a tenor that works for the circus," rather than as a dummy.

!!'''Acro'''

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->"But...I just couldn't forgive her! No matter what."

His real name is Ken Dingling (''Daisuke Kinoshita''), and he's the elder of the two acrobat brothers of the Berry Big Circus. Acro's legs were damaged beyond repair in an accident and can no longer stand. [[spoiler:In fact, it was right after Bat's accident; Bat was attempting the "put your head in the lion's mouth" trick with Leon, Regina's lion, but was wearing a pepper-covered scarf at the time, and so the [[PepperSneeze unfortunate inevitable]] occurred while Bat's head was still in Leon's mouth. Acro flipped out and attempted to get Leon away from Bat, but Leon crushed his legs. As Moe put it, they were cut down at the same time.]]

[[spoiler:Even though Acro knew that Regina (who put the pepper in the scarf in the first place in order to make Bat (not Leon) sneeze) had no intention in causing Bat any real harm, he couldn't stand that Regina didn't take what happened seriously--She sincerely believed that Bat had "become a star in the sky". Acro became resentful, eventually hateful, toward the girl. He had intended to have Regina killed, but Russell, as protective of his daughter as ever and knew what was happening, went in her place.]]

* [[spoiler:AntiVillain]]: [[spoiler: Probably one of the most sympathetic murderer in the series. However this does not absolve him from trying to kill Regina due to her ignorance, unintentionally killing her father, and then framing an innocent Maximillion Galactica for the crime]].
** [[spoiler: At the same time though, Acro didn't intentionally frame Maximillion. Max's cloak got caught on the murder weapon by accident, and other witnesses happen to see it and accused Max. Granted he went along with the story anyways, but not out of malice. He was afraid of what would happen to Bat if the latter woke up without Acro being there, so he didn't fess up to the murder until he was exposed. He also apologizes to Max after he's exposed.]]
* BeneathSuspicion: {{Justified|Trope}}.
* BerserkButton: If you [[spoiler:mention Regina's name]], you'll see his facade crack for just a moment.
* [[spoiler: BewareTheNiceOnes]]: [[spoiler:While a large part of his personality is [[StepfordSmiler a facade]], it's suggested that his niceness, for the most part, is not. Phoenix even comments on how it makes going after him more difficult]]
* DeusAngstMachina: ''Boy goddamn howdy''.
* DisneyCreaturesOfTheFarce
* DissonantSerenity: When Phoenix Wright presses him.
-->'''"HOLD IT!"'''
-->'''Phoenix Wright:''' ''"Your room is on the third floor, right?"''
-->'''Acro:''' ''"Yes."''
-->'''Phoenix:''' ''"And you said that you were resting in bed."''
-->'''Acro:''' ''"That is correct."''
-->'''Phoenix:''' ''"But you were still able to hear a sound from outside?"''
-->'''Acro:''' ''"I was indeed."''
-->'''Phoenix:''' ''(inner monologue) Pressing Acro doesn't seem to get results...''
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]: [[spoiler:Averted, though he really thought about it]].
* ExpressiveAccessory: His birds fly off when he gets angered or when he's put under pressure.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: He's got three birds perching on his wheelchair.
* [[spoiler:GracefulLoser]]: [[spoiler:Congratulates Franziska for putting pressure on him, and Phoenix for exposing him]].
* [[spoiler:HeelRealization]]: [[spoiler:When the Judge asks if he's a victim, he says he's nothing but a murderer, with...]]
* ManlyTears: [[spoiler:During his VillainousBreakdown]].
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: "Dingling" is probably a combination of "Ringling" and "dangling", and Kinoshita is a Japanese circus. Don't forget the obvious "Acrobat."
* [[spoiler:MurderByMistake]]: [[spoiler:Regina was his intended target, but he ended up killing her father instead... to add insult to injury, the man was like a father to him, and he was so upset upon discovering that he had killed him instead that he even contemplated suicide.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: He and his brother didn't run away to the circus; ''their parents'' ran away and they had nowhere else to go.
* StepfordSmiler
* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]
* [[spoiler:TearsOfRemorse]]

!!'''Matt Engarde''' (''Shingo Otoro'')

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->"Hold on a sec. I'm gonna ask my manager, OK?"

Actor of the Nickel Samurai, and the fierce rival of Juan Corrida. He's slow-witted, and relies on his manager/producer/et al. for advice via the cell phone he wears like a wristwatch. Naturally, [[spoiler:that's all a facade. He's actually a complete sociopath that trusts no one and uses people to his advantage. When he found out that Juan Corrida was going to ruin his "refreshing like a spring breeze" image, he hired deKiller to assassinate him.]]

* [[spoiler:BigBad]]
* {{Bishonen}}
* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing]]
* [[spoiler:ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: He screws himself over that way.]]
* [[spoiler:DepravedKidsShowHost]]
* [[spoiler: FinalBoss: of Justice for All]]
* FingerlessGloves
* [[spoiler:AGlassOfChianti: ...while in prison, no less.]]
* [[spoiler:GoodScarsEvilScars: Of the good ol' fashioned evil variety.]]
%%The fringe hides the scars, and you don't know he has them until he reveals himself.
* IronicEcho: [[spoiler: Remember that speech Matt gave you about how he isn't weak like Adrian Andrews and that he depends on nobody? ''"Help me..."'']]
* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler: How he's taken down is ironic in several ways.]]
** [[spoiler:His absolute paranoia and unwillingness to trust anyone leads him to take insane precautions against getting found out. This is what screws him over in the end.]]
** [[spoiler:He himself gets a SadisticChoice after his assassain forces one upon Phoenix- it's either go to jail (and possibly get the death penalty) or go free... so deKiller track him down.]]
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini: [[DownerEnding In the]] BadEnding.]]
** [[spoiler:PyrrhicVictory]]: [[spoiler:He managed to literally get away with murder, but as of the bad ending, everyone knows what kind of person he is now, which is what he had Juan killed in the first place to prevent]].
* {{Leitmotif}} - The second game's "Search - In the Midst", despite not given his name directly, in widely considered to be this for him. [[spoiler: "Investigation - Core 2002" is his theme after he reveals himself.]]
* [[spoiler:MadnessMantra: When he cracks: "Guiltyguiltyguiltyguiltyguiltyguilty..." (repeat ad infinitum)]]
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard]]
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: [[spoiler:He's always on guard. "Otoro" is a pun on "outlaw".]]
** Also, [[ItsAllAboutMe notice his initials]].
** Combined with Juan Corrida, in which corrida is bull fighting.
* [[spoiler:NiceCharacterMeanActor: Although he has a reputation as a nice guy]].
* [[spoiler:ObfuscatingStupidity]]
* [[spoiler:ObviouslyEvil]]: [[spoiler:Once his true personality is revealed.]]
* PeekABangs: [[spoiler:They cover a set of vicious scars over his eye.]]
* [[spoiler:TheReveal: "Hold on a sec. I'm gonna consult myself, okay?"]]
* RunningGag: He repeatedly calls up certain people to consult about various matters. [[spoiler:It stops being funny when he ''consults himself'' and reveals his true colors]].
* [[spoiler:SadisticChoice: The basic premise of his case: Win, and [[KarmaHoudini you let him get away with murder]]. Lose, and Maya dies.]]
** [[spoiler:You get to turn the tables on him if you convince de Killer to break his contract with Engarde: the end result (see VillainousBreakdown below) is still the same. Say he's guilty, and he breaks down because... well, he's '''GUILTY'''. Say he's not guilty, and he breaks down, demanding to be sent to jail, instead of being free and ready to be killed by a pissed-off assassin that he betrayed (and even then, there is still no saying that de Killer can't break into jail and kill him.)]]
* [[spoiler:ShutUpKirk]]: [[spoiler:Pearl asks him why he did something so wrong, and he says "Because I'm a grownup and I can."]]
* [[spoiler: SlasherSmile]]
* [[spoiler:SmugSnake]]
* [[spoiler:TheSociopath]]
* SurferDude: He's got the VerbalTic, but it is unknown if he likes surfing. He certainly loves motorbikes, though.
* [[spoiler:SurveillanceAsThePlotDemands: He hid a camera in a giant stuffed bear's eye to spy on Juan. And at the same time attempt to blackmail deKiller.]]
* [[spoiler:TwoFaced: Perhaps more literally than usual. His happy-go-lucky facade has hair covering half his face but his real self pulls the hair back, revealing some disturbing scars and is pretty much a completely different person.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown: Suffers this when deKiller turns on him; he repeatedly ''claws at his own face''.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainWithGoodPublicity: Is seen as a nice person despite his many terrible deeds in the past. He has Juan killed to make sure he stays that way.]]
* [[spoiler:WalkingSpoiler: Even someone who hasn't reached TheReveal for his case yet can probably tell from the ratio of whited-out tropes to normal ones that the latter is just a facade.]]
* [[spoiler:WhamLine: "How do you do...Mr. Lawyer? I'm Matt Engarde."]]
** [[spoiler: "Hold on a sec. I'm gonna consult myself, okay?"]]

!!'''Adrian Andrews''' (''Kirio Kamiya'')

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-> "I hate to waste time, so let's get down to business." [[spoiler: "Please...help...me..."]]

Adrian first shows up as the [[TheStoic stoic]] manager of Matt Engarde in the last case of the second game. She takes her turn as a suspect in the inevitable murder, and quite nearly gets convicted before mitigating circumstances get her off the hook. She is revealed in the process to be a lot more complex and troubled than her icy persona makes her out to be. Turned out to be popular enough to return in part three, this time with a much sunnier and [[CuteClumsyGirl clumsier]] personality.

* AlliterativeName: Both names.
* BrokenBird
* CuteClumsyGirl: In Trials and Tribulations.
* DarkSecret: [[spoiler: Her attempted suicide because of the loss of her beloved mentor, and her co-dependent nature towards her mentor due to her crippling insecurities. Her secrets are so shameful that she would try again should anyone else find out.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: [[spoiler:Especially in the third game, when she's significantly more cheerful.]]
* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide: Subverted. After the suicide of her mentor, Adrian had tried to follow her to the afterlife out of despair, but apparently had failed in the past. Instead, she decided to take revenge on those who pushed her mentor to suicide.]]
* FailureKnight
* [[spoiler:FramingTheGuiltyParty]]: [[DeconstructedTrope It backfires so hard]] [[spoiler:that she finds herself accused of the crime she NEVER committed.]]
* GenderBlenderName: This is a plot point, as [[spoiler:Shelley deKiller tries to frame Adrian for hiring him, but proves he never met her by referring to her with male pronouns.]]
* InfiniteSupplies: She breaks her glasses and pulls out a spare pair several times over the course of the second game. (Seven, to be exact.)
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: [[spoiler: Both Celeste Inpax and Franzika von Karma are this to her.]] Lampshaded in the Case Files, in which Phoenix suggests that if she's relying on [[spoiler:Franziska's]] advice, she's still co-dependent.
* {{Meganekko}}
* ShrinkingViolet: Was this for the majority of her life, [[spoiler: and tried to behave like her late mentor (who was TheStoic before her death) to cope with the loss and her low self-confidence. Her insecurities worsens during court as she is implicated for a murder she has never commited, to the point where she takes Franziska's advice and pleads the fifth in a desperate attempt to protect herself.]]
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Because she framed Engarde for Corrida's murder, he gets arrested, and de Killer ends up kidnapping Maya to force Phoenix to defend de Killer]].
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Tries to be TheStoic, but ends up being this. Oh, so much.
* [[spoiler: SympatheticMurderer: Subverted as Juan Corrdia is already dead, but when she stabbed his dead body she didn't feel any regret because of what Matt and Juan did with Celeste.]]
* [[spoiler:WhenSheSmiles: Just like Lana Skye, she smiles for the first time in the end upon being found not guilty.]]

!!'''Shelly [=de Killer=]''' (''Sazaemon Koroshiya'')

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->"Alright, I'll tell you that much. My name is...De Killer."

A gentleman assassin from the second game. Highly values honesty and trust that he takes great measures to ensure that his clients are not found guilty of murder (gee, [[NotSoDifferent that sounds kinda familiar...]]). His alias is John Doe (''Tarou Tanaka''). He was hired by [[spoiler:Engarde to assassinate Corrida. [[KarmaHoudini He also got off scott-free for it.]]]] [[spoiler:He appears in ''Ace Attorney Investigations 2'' as a recurring character.]]

* AffablyEvil
* BadassInANiceSuit
* TheButlerDidIt: Well, hell, he ''does'' pose as a butler...
* CallingCard: One of the aforementioned measures taken to protect clients.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler: This is how Phoenix finally beats Matt Engarde, by proving to De Killer that he was planning to blackmail him with a video of the murder. This immediately has De Killer release Maya and basically say in court that if Matt Engarde wasn't found guilty, ''he would kill him.'']] He also, unlike some of the other assassins [[spoiler:Engarde]] describes, doesn't blackmail his client, but tries to get him off when things don't go as planned and his client gets charged.
* ExpressiveAccessory: De Killer himself always wears a completely stoic expression, but his radio, which resembles his face, shows a lot of emotion, including hopping in anger, sweating oil, and [[YourHeadASplode exploding]]. His ''Ace Attorney Investigations 2'' appearance mirrors this effect using an ice cream cone he carries.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* HighClassGlass
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:At large as of the end of Investigations 2.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Whim of a Murderous Gentlemen".
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: (Sea) Shell(ey), the Killer. "Sazae" means "seashell", and "Koroshiya" means assassin. There's so little pun in this that Maya initially thinks he's just calling himself "the killer"/"an assassin".
* MexicanStandoff: Against [[spoiler:Ryōken Hōinbō]]
* MrSmith: He goes by the alias of John Doe, or Tarou Tanaka in Japanese. Both are exceedingly plain names that are commonly used as pseudonyms.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* ObviouslyEvil: Highly suspicious at least. He looks like a stereotypical butler (who, we all know, [[TheButlerDidIt Did It]]) but with a skunk stripe and ''a stitched seam down the middle of his face''. Naturally, everyone is completely GenreBlind to the fact and no one really comments on his eye-catching look.
* OverlyLongName: "Sazaemon Koroshiya" is nine kanji long (虎狼死家 左々右エ門). Most names clock in at four, but he uses a name just slightly longer than average and then uses a different kanji for each phonetic letter.[[hottip:*:Actually, the middle character in his given name, 右 isn't voiced at all, just being a VisualPun with 左 (left-right), and 門 pulls double duty for "mon," since there is no kanji that reads "n."]]
* PaperThinDisguise: His distinctive face means that his different attire does little to disguise him - but he makes sure few people know what he looks like, so it works anyways (except for the players). Lampshaded by one of the Ace Attorney Investigations 2 producers while discussing "John Doe" at a panel:
-->''"Mr. Doe... he's one of those people you just can't have a second game in a series without."''
** It's commented on in ''Investigations 2''. Edgeworth never actually met him face-to-face in "Farewell My Turnabout", so it makes sense he falls for it. He still ends up mentally scolding himself once he finds out though, reminding himself he should have at least seen his picture come up in case files.
* ProfessionalKiller: Of the assassin variety.
* RealMenWearPink: [[spoiler:He sports a pink kimono while posing as an ice cream vendor on Gourd Lake during ''Ace Attorney Investigations 2''.]]
* [[spoiler: RedHerring]]: [[spoiler: Despite, you know, ''being a professional assassin'', he's the only character who isn't guilty of anything in Turnabout Target. (apart from the victim, of course)]]
* RoomDisservice
* SkunkStripe
* WickedCultured
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[[folder:Debuted in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations]]
!!'''Dahlia Hawthorne''' (''Chinami Miyanagi'')

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->"And my current profession? [[spoiler:Permanently retired.]]"

Hoo boy, where to start. Well, first of all, she's evil. [[FemmeFatale Really]] evil.

Dahlia is introduced as the [[TheIngenue ever-sweet, ever-innocent]] FriendToAllLivingThings girlfriend of Phoenix Wright, but Mia already knew that something was wrong with her. Turns out [[spoiler:she tried to frame Phoenix for a murder she committed AND Phoenix himself was originally supposed to be the victim]]. Mia eventually unmasks her and put her behind the bars [[spoiler:and eventually death row]]. However, her criminal career started several years before, when she seduced Terry Fawles and used him to [[spoiler:fake her kidnapping]] in an elaborate plan to get back at her family. When the plan didn't go as planned, she [[spoiler:faked her own death and got Terry convicted to death for it]], then [[spoiler:killed her own stepsister and co-conspirator, again framing Terry,]] to stop her from confessing. In the following trial, she narrowly escaped conviction by manipulating Terry into [[spoiler:committing suicide]] and, a few months later, [[spoiler:poisoning then-defense attorney Diego Armando]].

She was eventually used by [[spoiler:her mother, Morgan Fey]] in her plan against Maya Fey, by [[spoiler:calling her back from the dead via channeling, but even then Dahlia still carried on her own ambitions and revenge. It takes the powers of all the main attorneys and prosecutors (yes, even Edgeworth, Franziska and Godot) to stop her from getting Maya in jail for ''matricide''. She eventually gets [[BreakingLecture Breaking Lectured]] back to the afterworld by an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome incredibly badass]] Mia Fey.]]

* AndIMustScream: Her ultimate fate, as pointed out by Mia.
* AntiGravityClothing: Her stole floats, {{foreshadowing}} her true nature.
* BadassAdorable: She jumped off a bridge into a dangerous river 40 feet below to fake her death. That ''has'' to mean something. Another person who accomplished the same feat? [[spoiler:Phoenix Wright]].
* BigBad
* BitchInSheepsClothing: In addition to being horrifyingly evil, she also manages to get virtually everyone except Mia and Diego to fall for her charms, at least until she's found out.
* CainAndAbel: Cain to [[spoiler:Iris]]
* CuteAndPsycho
* DeathGlare: During her VillainousBreakdown, before immediately snapping back to her facade after she's done.
* EnfanteTerrible: Planned out such a villainous plot since 14 years old. Poor Terry. She even plotted to get her relative disinherited when she was probably about 8.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Dahlia didn't really click with the whole "have Pearl become the new master" plan of Morgan, claiming that she forced all of her broken dreams and hopes on Pearl, whether she likes it or not. She also hates Morgan, as well. [[spoiler:She agrees that Maya Fey must die, but to her it is for revenge against the already deceased Mia Fey.]]
* EvilRedhead: Though it's quite likely that she dyes it.
* [[spoiler:EvilTwin - in a literal sense]]
* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon
* FilleFatale: Just to emphasize the above: started seducing people and ruining lives at age ''fourteen''.
* FriendToAllLivingThings --> DisneyCreaturesOfTheFarce
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* HelloNurse: For the Judges and Payne, to Mia's chagrin.
* [[spoiler: {{Hypocrite}}: She resents her mother Morgan Fey on her selfishness for her plan to have Pearl Fey as the Master, yet she join in her plan by her own selfishness for revenge against Mia Fey.]]
* ItsForABook: One of her excuses, it doesn't last long.
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: She gets away with the fake kidnapping plot and murdering her step-sister by spurning Terry Fawles into a SuicidePact.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Distant Traces of Beauty".
* ManipulativeBitch: "Two minutes, and she's got the whole courtroom wrapped around her little finger..."
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName[=/=]ShoutOut: A reference to the Black Dahlia, and she's got thorns. Possibly a ShoutOut to Nathaniel Hawthorne, specifically the story "Rappaccini's Daughter"--the title character is a WalkingWasteland with poison permeating her blood and body, and her very touch is lethal. "Chinami" refers to the saying "''chi mo namida mo nai''" ("without blood or tears"--basically callous to the extreme).
* [[spoiler:MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning]]
* NeverFoundTheBody
* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:Blames the failure of her schemes on the actions of others]].
* ParasolOfPrettiness
* PinkMeansFeminine: Wears an all pink outfit. It's just part of her cover image.
* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter]]: See the quote. [[spoiler:She winds up a witness in court after being executed, courtesy of Mia Fey telling Maya Fey to channel her.]]
* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: ''Boy howdy''.
* SmugSnake
* SpoiledBrat: [[spoiler: She goes into a [[VillainousBreakdown bratty tantrum]] after Phoenix and Mia pointed out and rubbed in her face that her entire petty revenge scheme had failed big time before being forcefully ejected from Maya's body]]. Goes to show that in the end, Dahlia is nothing more than a petty spoiled brat.
* TheVamp
* VillainousBreakdown: First when Mia exposes her as she really is, and the second [[spoiler: when Mia lectures her to the underworld.]]
* WickedCultured: How many soulless murderers are literature students?
* WoundedGazelleGambit: A favorite, particularly when she [[spoiler:reveals that the reason she assumed the identity of "Melissa Foster" was to protect herself against other kidnapping attempts and build a new life for herself after her traumatic experience]]. Too bad (for her) it doesn't work on Mia.
* YamatoNadeshiko: '''''SUBVERTED'''''. Its an act.

!!'''Ron [=DeLite=][[spoiler:, a.k.a. [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]]]''' (''Yusaku Amasugi/[[spoiler:Kamen Mask]]'')

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->"Come on! I'm guilty! Throw the book at meeeeeee!"

Ron is first introduced as the girly-looking, self-proclaimed PhantomThief, [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]. Naturally, with his appearance, high-strung actions, and the fact that his (incredibly hot) wife says he's delusional, Phoenix has his doubts. [[spoiler:Well, if you've read all the spoiler tags up to this point, you already know that he's the real deal.]]

* [[spoiler: AntiVillain]]
* {{Bishonen}}: If it weren't for the lower-pitched beep-de-beeps reserved for males when they talk, his gender might have been more of a mystery at first...
* CallingCard
* CowardlyLion
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Not only is he [[spoiler: really the PhantomThief [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=],]] he also [[spoiler: saved Desirée from a band of robbers. He apparently did it in a rather hysterical way, but he still did.]]
* ExpressiveHair
* GentlemanThief
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:If you examine the chief of police in the next case, you'll hear that [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=] tries to stop a bank robbery.]] Admittedly, he wasn't much of a bad guy to begin with.
** At the end of the game [[spoiler: he's revealed to have turned crimefighting into a business (though he also sells the criminals plans to get them to commit the crimes in the first place.)]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Thanks to Double Jeopardy laws,]] he is declared by the court to be Not Guilty of [[spoiler:''being [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=] at all,'' meaning he can never be tried for his heists and possibly the data theft.]] He is a good guy though, so it's OK.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Please Listen"; actually, if you want to get technical, it's [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]'s theme.
* LuckyCharmsTitle
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: "Amasugi" means "too sweet".
* PhantomThief
* RedheadInGreen
* RescueRomance: To Desiree.
* ShapedLikeItself: More obvious in the English version, but still present in [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]'s Japanese name, Kamen Mask--''Kamen'' is Japanese for "mask".
* ShrinkingViolet
* UnconfessedUnemployment: [[spoiler:The reason behind his becoming [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]; so that he could still pay for his wife's shopping habits without her finding out that he had lost his job]].
* VerbalTic: ...well, no, that's not exactly true. It's just a tendency for his explanations to trail [[color:gray:off into no]][[color:silver:thing]]
* WildTake: At the slightest provocation.

!!'''Desirée [=DeLite=]''' (''Mareka Amasugi'')

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Ron's incredibly hot wife (did I mention that already?). She spends money like it's going out of style [[spoiler:(hence why Ron got into thievery in the first place)]] and drives her motorcycle fast enough to call it "flying". She despises cowardly criminals above all else. [[spoiler:Apparently, Ron doesn't count because he [[CallingCard announces his thefts]]. Man did he make a good catch...]]

* BikerBabe: And how!
* DrivesLikeCrazy
* GoldDigger: Subversion. She's a shopaholic with expensive tastes, and that's definitely a large part of her attraction to Ron, but they actually [[MarryForLove Married For Love]].
* HappilyMarried
* LoveAtFirstSight
* PerpetualSmiler: Unless she's surprised, she usually has a very warm smile on her face.
* RescueRomance
* SuspiciousSpending: Subverted. It's ''her'' spending that makes Ron suspicious. She thinks he's loaded because security guards put their lives at risk and are paid appropriately.
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: The general response. It's heavily implied that he appeals to her maternal instincts... that and [[spoiler:she's under the impression he's loaded; he went into crime to [[UnconfessedUnemployment not tell her that he was fired]]]]. There's also the fact that [[spoiler: while Luke Atmey hid and covered up his crime, Ron kept truthfully screaming at anyone who would listen that he was [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]. So Ron is a criminal, but not the "cowardly" kind Desiree despises.]] Oh, yeah, and there was that one time when Ron saved her from gun-toting robbers, back when he still worked as a security consultant.

!!'''Jean Armstrong''' (''Kaoru Hondobo'')

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->"Non, non, NON! You naughty man!"

A very...*ahem* ''flamboyant'' French chef and owner of the restaurant Trés Bien. Thing is, the food there is anything ''but''. He's armpit-deep in debt in just trying to keep the restaurant afloat. [[spoiler:[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And he's a kleptomaniac.]]]]

* AmbiguouslyGay: Despite everything he says and does...he's never explicitly ''called'' gay.
* BrainBleach: He invokes this in Phoenix when he sees Armstrong rub aromatherapy oil on himself.
-->'''Phoenix:''' "MY EYES!"
* CampGay: His appearance ''alone'' renders Phoenix and Maya speechless.
* FanNickname: "The Gay Chef".
* GratuitousFrenchPhrases
* GratuitousSpanish: Apparently for laughs, because it just plain ''comes out of nowhere'' after Phoenix puts.
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini]]: [[spoiler:Implied. He doesn't get a "where are they now" spot in the ending, but his restaurant somehow stays open after the trial.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Beauty Hermitage".
* LethalChef: He can't even get ''coffee'' right.
* ManlyGay: Physically, though he certainly doesn't ''act'' like it.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: He's got strong arms, just look at him! "Hondobo" is a pun on "''fond de veau''" (French for "rich veal").
* NonIndicativeName: Trés Bien, [[BilingualBonus French for "very good"]], has terrible food.
* PoirotSpeak
* RealMenWearPink: And they decorate the walls of their restaurants in it too.
* SissyVillain: Subverted; while he has the mannerisms down, has done some questionable things [[spoiler:stealing and cooperating with Furio Tigre to frame Maggey]], he is not the murderer.
* SomethingAboutARose

!!'''Victor Kudo''' (''Shohei Igarashi'')

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->"The uniform! It's a disgrace! You can practically see their...*turns pale* their...YES! It's a disgrace!"

An unemployed grouchy old man that has a thing for the Trés Bien waitress uniforms and always has a box of birdseed with him (most likely for the purpose of having a weapon within arms length). He comes from a family of kimono embroiderers. A key witness to the case. [[spoiler:Actually he ended up witnessing a fake murder staged by the killer to throw off the victim's time of death.]]

* BottomlessMagazines and InfiniteSupplies: His birdseed, lampshaded.
* CripplingOverspecialization: He's (presumably) really good a embroidering kimonos...and not much else, which comes back to bite him when he's living in either a time (Japanese version) or a place (english version) where kimono embroidery just isn't in that big of demand.
* DirtyOldMan
* GagNose: Just ''look'' that at thing!
* GoodOldWays: Always preaching about these, and complaining about those damn kids and their newfangled words like "radio" and "glasses" (it's ''"wireless"'' and ''"spectacles"'', dammit!).
* GrumpyOldMan
* ImplausibleDeniability: His reasons for going to Trés Bien don't hold up when presented with evidence.
* [[IReadItForTheArticles I Eat There For The Food]]: His claim for his reason behind going to Trés Bien, reinforced by Psyche-locks.
* {{Jerkass}}: He doesn't use that box of bird seed to feed pidgeons. He uses it to throw it AT them, as well as people that annoys him.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Inspection War Song".
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: "Victor" comes from "victory", and "Shohei" means "soldier".
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: "I don't have a strap fetish!"
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Set up by Tigre to witness the fake murder, done to incriminate Maggey.]]

!!'''Lisa Basil''' (''Keiko Koike'')

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The head of Blue Screens Inc. and Glen's old boss. Incredibly precise and may very well actually be a robot.

* FunWithPalindromes: Her, Glen and her new hire Adam Mada in the ending.
* MakingASpectacleOfYourself: She doesn't even NEED to wear an HMD but does anyway.
* MediumAwareness: Whenever you mention someone or something with a picture, it pops up on the screen; she's the only character in the series who ''moves slightly out of the way'' to make room for it.
* RedHerring: If you think she has anything to do with the case or trial, think again. [[spoiler: You pressure a little minor info about the victim out of her (that probably could have been deduced through other means) and she's never mentioned again.]]
* RobotGirl: ...like a Franchise/GhostInTheShell, as Phoenix puts it.
* ThemeNaming: All Blue Screens Inc employees have [[FunWithPalindromes palindrome names]].
* TronLines: ...in her ''clothes''.

!!'''Viola Cadaverini''' (''Urami Shikabane'')

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The Tiger's assistant at Tender Lender. Very, very creepy. She's also the granddaughter of the biggest, baddest mob boss, Bruto Cadaverini. [[spoiler:She was the one who acted as Maggey during the staged murder, in order to frame her.]]

* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She DEFINITELY nails the "dark" aspect with her calm and composed (yet creepy) personality and she's pretty in a dark (and creepy) way, but her official height is listed at only 5'1", so she's really short and therefore doesn't fulfill the tallness aspect of this trope.
* BandageBabe: Though not for fetish purposes. [[spoiler:It is the reason Furio Tigre had a debt himself.]]
* CreepyCute: She somehow manages to look very creepy yet cute/pretty as well.
* CreepyMonotone: Her voice is stated to be like this, and the rate at which her words appear on the screen seem to reinforce that.
* CryCute: Perhaps not so much cute, but it's hard not to feel sorry for her when one realises how much she wanted to be loved.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Somewhat. She looks very creepy and at first glance she seems ObviouslyEvil, but she's more of a victim of the manipulations of [[{{Jerkass}} Furio Tigre]].
* DissonantSerenity: She maintains her calm and polite demeanor while subtly ''issuing death threats in casual conversations''.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: ''Very'' much so.
* EvilChef: Frighteningly, she hints that there's poison in her coffee.
* FaceOfAThug: She's creepy as hell, but not that bad.
* FreudianExcuse: She really, really wants to believe Furio Tigre did everything out of love for her.
* IllGirl: She looks like one given her pale and creepy/sickly appearance as well as the bandage on her head. She's a bit of a subversion though since the bandage is due to an injury and it is implied that she is just a frail woman by nature, not illness.
* KarmaHoudini: Because of the fact that Tigre was callously manipulating her, Phoenix feels angrier over her treatment at his hands than her willing role in framing an innocent woman for murder. Though it's not a surprise she wouldn't suffer legal repercussion for it in any case, seeing as her doting grandfather is a mob boss the police are afraid of. She refers to what was done as "evil," but she's still in the loan shark business as of ''Investigations''.
* [[spoiler:LoanShark: She takes over Tender Lender at the end of ''Trials & Tribulations''. In ''Investigations'' she sends bills to Lance Amano in the form of ''love letters''.]]
* LoveMartyr: She was in love with [[JerkAss Furio Tigre]] despite him only using her as a tool and pretending to reciprocate her feelings due of wanting to use her and out of fear of her grandfather. The real kicker is that deep down she knew all along that he didn't really love her.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: "Cadaverini" is Italian for "little corpse", while "Viola" might have been chosen for its similarity to "violence," or perhaps a reference to the instrument (which seems to play a big role in goth culture). "Urami" means "grudge", and "Shikabane" means "corpse".
* OlderThanTheyLook: She looks younger than her age of 25.
* StrangeGirl: She's a milder example of this trope than most other examples, but still, from her mannerisms to her laugh to her speech patterns to the fact that makes food consisting of ''blue eggs''[[hottip:*:Viola mentions a food made of eggs that hatch blue chicks. Clearly the eggs are poisoned with Potassium Cyanide or some other poison that screws with the body's ability to regulate oxygen.]]...she can be quite strange at times.
* [[UglyGuysHotDaughter Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter/Granddaughter]]: She's more "pretty in a dark/creepy way" than "hot", but nonetheless her father is shown very briefly in one case and he and her grandfather aren't exactly attractive, but she is.
* WomanScorned: During the credits of ''Trials & Tribulations'', she says [[spoiler:that she sent poisoned food to Tigre in jail. And when you think about it, him eating that food would be KarmicDeath UpToEleven.]]
* [[YakuzaPrincess Mafia Princess]]
* {{Yandere}}: Her WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue bit at the end of T&T implies this; see the WomanScorned comments.


!!'''Furio Tigre, aka The Tiger''' (''Toranosuke Shibakuzo'', aka ''Zenitora'')

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-> "Gwoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...!!"

Thanks to his similarly-spiky haircut, he looks a lot like Phoenix and even uses that to imitate him, prompting the nickname "Xin Eohp" (pronounced "zin eeope") from Maya. He's the loan shark in charge of Tender Lender, and lent money to Jean Armstrong and Glen Elg. His nickname pretty much sums up his personality. [[spoiler:Four months before the case (September of the previous year), he got into an accident with Viola, and the latter nearly died. Her operation was a nominal fee of one million dollars. Viola's grandfather, Bruto, [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse demanded that The Tiger pay up by the end of the year]]. Tigre planned to get the money through Glen Elg, one of his clients. Elg was addicted to gambling, but also a genius programmer, and so he made a powerful virus (which could be sold on the black market for several million dollars) as a collateral to pay for his debt. However, literally minutes before he gives the disk to Tigre, Elg won $500,000 in the lottery, more than enough to pay off his debt (a mere $100,000), and therefore no longer needed to give Tigre the deadly program. Tigre less than a month before his time was up, and he panicked and put potassium cyanide in Elg's coffee, killing him and leaving the virus for himself. Then, with Armstrong (whose arm was twisted since he owed money) and Viola's help, he played an act for Kudo to witness that incriminated the Trés Bien waitress, Maggey Byrde. Tigre then disguised himself as Phoenix and posed as Maggey's defense and deliberately lost to Winston Payne of all people.]]

* BilingualBonus: His name is composed of Italian words. "Furio" is a common name for a pet, and "Tigre" is... Well, you know.
* BrooklynRage: "WHADDYA THINK YOUSE DOIN'?!"
** KansaiRegionalAccent in the original Japanese dialogue.
* EvilTwin: Parodied; when Phoenix and Maya first find out about that Nick's got a phony, Maya suddenly exclaims, "I got it!" Phoenix replies, "If you're going to ask if I've got a twin brother, the answer is 'no'."
* [[spoiler:HealthcareMotivation]]: [[spoiler:Not by choice, but he finds himself forced to reimburse Bruto for Viola's $1 million operation. He plans on taking and selling Glen's MC Bomber virus as collateral, but when Glen comes up with enough money to pay off his debt (which is not enough to pay off what Tigre owes), Tigre kills him]].
* IncomingHam: The first indication that you'll be encountering him in any given scene? Just look at his character quote!
* InSeriesNickname: "Xin Eohp"
* {{Jerkass}}
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Warehouse Tiger".
* LoanShark
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: He's a furious tiger. "Toranosuke" means "tiger boy" and "Shibakuzo" means, more or less, "I'm gonna kick your ass!" "Zenitora" is roughly "Cash Tiger". Also, tigers are, according to legend, enemies with dragons (i.e. Pheonix, or ''Ryu''ichi).
* MostDefinitelyNotAVillain: See PaperThinDisguise. [[spoiler: No, really. The badge was made of cardboard.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
** The French version changes Tender Lender's name to Sadouille-Crédit; that is, "''credit scammer''". No, really.
* PaperThinDisguise: His disguise consisted solely on a blue suit, his spikey hair, and a cardboard cut-out badge. And everyone fell for it, except Godot, so he didn't take the case the first time.
** He also managed to disguise himself as [[spoiler:the already dead victim]], and gets found out by making a few crucial mistakes, [[spoiler:namely wearing an earpiece over the ear the victim had injured]].
* [[RealMenWearPink Real Men Drive Pink Scooters]]
* RedRightHand: Just ''look'' at the guy!
* ScreamingWarrior
* ScrollingText: Most of his roars cannot be contained by just one textbox.
* SdrawkcabName: Maya nicknames him "Xin Eohp".
* TigerVersusDragon: His shirt has a picture of a tiger biting the head of a dragon--Phoenix's Japanese given name has the kanji for dragon in it.
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: After Phoenix tricks him into proving himself the murderer, he screams so loudly that the lights go out.]]
* {{Yakuza}}: Certainly looks the part with his style of dress but actually he's on the outside looking in (normally he's just some two-bit loan shark who shakes people down for money for his own gain but got dragged into the bigger picture after his "incident" with Viola).

!!'''Bruto Cadaverini''' (''Gonta Shikabane'')

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The head of the mob and doting grandfather to Viola.

* BaldOfEvil
* TheDon
* TheGhost: He's spoken of by several characters, but he doesn't appear in the case in person.
* [[PapaWolf Grandpapa Wolf]]: Viola is his little girl, thus hell falls on whoever hurts her in any way.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: He sure seems like a brute. "Cadaverini" and "Shikabane" both mean "corpse". "Gonta" roughly means "big authority".
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse
* [[ShotgunWedding Shotgun Paying For Grandaughter's Operation]]

!!'''Terry Fawles''' (''Michiru Onamida'')

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->"... Ugh. Sorry. I told a little lie."

Mia's first-ever client, an escaped death-row convict. Has a poor grasp of grammar and acts mostly like a scared little kid.

* AcquittedTooLate: For ''several'' crimes he's suspected of.
* BloodFromTheMouth: After he [[spoiler:poisons himself]].
* CatchPhrase: "I din't do nuttin'! I din't kill nobody!"
* DumbMuscle
* {{Ephebophile}}: Sure does seem like the odd man out on this list, but he dated 14-year-old Dahlia Hawthorne when he was 20 and refers to her as his 'teen angel'.
** Kind of ValuesDissonance here though, since the age of consent is 13 in Japan (meaning this only applies to the localization). Might still count somewhat, however, as each prefecture has its own laws regarding corruption of minors, so in many parts of Japan the practical age of consent is similar to America, i.e., 16-18.
** Still given his mental status, if anything was going on it was Dahlia taking advantage of ''him''.
* FallGuy: Dahlia and Valerie betrayed him, leaving him to take the fall for the kidnapping and "killing" Dahlia.
* LoveMartyr: In f---ing spades.
* ManChild
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Both his English and Japanese names refer to falling tears. Not only that, but he was also framed for a murder that he didn't commit ''twice''; meaning he was the "fall guy", so to speak.
* PuppyDogEyes
* [[spoiler:SuicidePact]]: Damn you, Dahlia. Damn. You.
* UnwittingPawn: But you can't help but feel bad for him.
* YouNoTakeCandle: He speaks like a caveman most of the time. It goes with his brutish appearance.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Debuted in Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney]]
!!'''Olga Orly''' (''Masaka Sakai'')

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->'''Apollo''':"(Oh, really, Ms. Orly?)

Don't worry, her name gets ''plenty'' of lampshading. Anyway, she's a waitress of Borscht Bowl Club that was the dealer for Phoenix and Smith's poker game and ergo a witness to the murder. [[spoiler: Actually, she didn't witness anything. "Quick Fingers" Orly is a professional gambler and trick dealer, in cahoots with Smith. But by [[BornLucky sheer luck]], Phoenix found out about their plot to "catch" him "cheating" during the game; as a result, Smith flipped and knocked her out cold.]]

* AlliterativeName
* DishDash: CrowningMomentOfAwesome in sprite form. The animation is REALLY impressive.
* {{Fauxreigner}}
* FlungClothing
* PoirotSpeak: {{Justified|Trope}}.
* PunnyName: [[MemeticMutation O rly?]] "Masaka" is the equivalent of "It can't be!"
* [[spoiler:RedHerring: Being the second witness in the game (and the first besides the defendant or the detective), experienced Ace Attorney players are likely to suspect her as the murderer, much like Frank, Richard or Dahlia. She isn't.]]

!!'''Wocky Kitaki''' (''Takita Kitaki'')

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-->''"Wait till I run the yard. Then everyone'll know what time it is. That's right! O.G. time all the time. Represent!"''

Apollo's second client, and heir to the Kitaki family. He was shot in the heart six months prior to his case [[spoiler:and is still highly at risk of dying]].

* AnimalMotifs: His hairstyle and the "whisker" marks on his face are meant to emulate a fox, and the fox is the Kitaki family's symbol.
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: His parents disagree, and decide to go legit partly because he got shot because of their criminal practices, [[spoiler:and partly to pay for his operation]].
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Regarding [[spoiler:Alita, until she quite plainly spells it out to him]]. Even after that, he continues to take [[spoiler:her]] side and gets mad at Apollo when [[spoiler:he gets her convicted for murder]].
* JiveTurkey: Evidently Wocky doesn't comprehend the difference between "gangster" and "gangsta".
* {{Keet}}
* LeeroyJenkins: He got his bullet wound by going in 15 minutes in advance.
* [[spoiler:MealTicket]]
* MeaningfulName: A Wocky is a fox-type Neopet. The Kitaki family's crest is a fox.
** PunnyName: It also sounds like "Walkie-Talkie".
* OutOfCharacterIsSeriousBusiness: When he finds out [[spoiler:why his father wanted to go legit]], he drops the JiveTurkey talk for a moment.
* ThemeNaming: With Alita. His Japanese name in Eastern order is "''kita kita kita''" ("north" three times).
* TooDumbToLive: Even if he doesn't get himself killed, [[spoiler:he does get others killed by mere extension]]. And if experiences like this don't teach a person...
* {{Yakuza}}

!!'''Guy Eldoon''' (''Mugitsura Yatabuki'')

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->"You take a spoon, you drink some broth... Those onions will find their way in there. For people who like 'em, why that's just fine. For people who hate 'em... ...I hate onions. Hate 'em! Always sneaking in from the side, gettin' in the way of a good tastin' spoonful."

A noodle stand owner that's a bit bitter towards Meraktis[[spoiler:, but he didn't kill him. Nice try, sucker]]. He comes to Apollo to ask him to find his missing noodle stand. He also used to be a surgeon.

* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: His hat looks like a bowl, and his hair looks like ramen noodles. Sure enough, he is a noodle vendor. [[spoiler:The hair is fake, and possibly attached to the bowl-hat. When he takes it off, Eldoon's real hair is medium length, parted neatly towards the left side, and dark brown/black, the same shade as his eyebrows. ''"Permit me to speak as a surgeon..."'' indeed.]]
* BigOlEyebrows
* DubInducedPlotHole: Eldoon says that Phoenix and his partners went to his father's noodle stand during Nick's attorney days. Problem is, the localization team of the first three games [[{{Woolseyism}} changed references to noodles into burgers]]. Fortunately, this is pretty easy to overlook (heck, with Maya's voracious appetite, one could easily imagine her stopping off at Eldoon Sr.'s noodle cart on the way home from the local burger bar) and the worst of it in the game.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Take a look at him. Notice how [[spoiler:his eyebrows don't match his hair]]? As it turns out, [[spoiler:the hair is fake]].
* ImpossiblyDeliciousFood: In the manga, he is able to make an extremely good bowl of Golden Pork Soup noodles, but can only make two per day.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: "Permit me to speak as a surgeon..."
* RedHerring: Mentioned in-game when Apollo jokes about him being a suspect after [[spoiler:it's revealed that Eldoon and Meraktis were rivals]].
* SdrawkcabName: Eldoon is "noodle" backwards, which makes him the "Noodle Guy."
* YouCantFightFate: At first, Eldoon broke family tradition in that he was a [[spoiler:doctor]] instead of a noodle vendor. When [[spoiler:Meraktis]] forced him to quit, he begrudgingly started to sell noodles, saying that it's what he was fated to do.

!!'''Plum Kitaki''' (''Koume Kitaki'')

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Wocky's Sherman tank of a mother (as Phoenix put it). She's typically friendly and takes most things in good humor, but when it comes to her family, she becomes quite serious.

* ApronMatron
* FaceOfAThug: Apollo seems quite terrified of her, but she's actually a pretty nice lady.
* SwordCane: Or a sword ''broom,'' anyway.
* {{Yakuza}}

!!'''Alita Tiala''' (''Minami Namina'')

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Wocky's fiancé. She's concerned that Wocky'll get convicted, so she seeks Apollo's services. [[spoiler:She got engaged to Wocky because she knew he was going to die and as his wife, she would get the Kitaki family fortune. Eventually, she ends up having to kill Pal Meraktis to keep him quiet.]]

* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim: She was almost strangled to death by Meraktis at the night of the muder after she tells him that Wocky is out to kill him for his botched operation. If Meraktis checked on her vital signs like a proper doctor should have ([[SpannerInTheWorks and a certain panty thief never went to Meraktis's garage and blocked his car's muffler]]), Alita would have been the murder victim in this case instead.]]
* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing]]: Aren't they all?
* FluffyFashionFeathers: Her dress has feathers arranged over the chest in a pattern like angel wings.
* [[spoiler:GoldDigger]]
* [[spoiler:GracefulLoser: She freaks out a few times during the trial but when she's finally exposed as the murderer she calmly admits to it without much fuss.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Alita" is Latin for "small winged one".
* PerpetualMolt: The "wings" on her dress allow this [[spoiler:during her VillainousBreakdown]].
* PimpedOutDress: Her dress has the feather arrangement, a four leaf clover in the middle of the feathers, and lots of frills.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler:After Apollo has uncovered her true reasons for getting close to Wocky and Wocky tries to speak up in defense of her, she responds with one, saying that he's a fool for not having figured her out, saying that the evidence should be "so obvious. Even for a brainless, spoiled brat such as (Wocky)."]]
* SmugSnake: [[spoiler:Once she reveals her true intentions she doesn't hesitate to drop her YamatoNadeshiko act and suddenly pull this act instead, with an equally Smug Grin to boot]].
* [[spoiler:SpringtimeForHitler: She hired Apollo thinking that a rookie lawyer employed by a questionable anything agency would get Wocky convicted in no time.]]
-->'''Alita''': [[spoiler:No. My biggest mistake... ...was coming to you for help, Mr. Justice! I believed in you! You and your "Anything Agency"... If anyone would get Wocky declared guilty it was you!]]
* [[spoiler:WoundedGazelleGambit: She tries to pull one when it's revealed that Meraktis attacked her on the night of the crime.]]
* YamatoNadeshiko: [[spoiler:Subverted]].

!!'''Winfred "Big Wins" Kitaki''' (''Tsunekatsu Kitaki'')

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Big Wins is the head of the Kitaki family, but when he discovers that it was the gangster lifestyle that put his son in mortal danger, he decided that he wanted to come clean and quit the "business". At the end of the case he starts a pie business.

* BigOlEyebrows
** The effect of which can also be taken as SinisterShades or HiddenEyes.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Most likely because they become puppy dog eyes when they're open.
* FaceOfAThug: ...With a cute apron. Lampshaded by Apollo.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: He resembles [[Film/TheGodfather Don Corleone]], according to Court Records.
* {{Yakuza}}

!!'''Wesley Stickler''' (''Kyosaku Kawazu'')

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->"I have got to know the secret [[spoiler:of your panties]]! My very existence depends on it!"

A student of the same college Phoenix went to. He tries to portray himself as keenly intelligent and to have friends, but those seem to be his own delusions. He witnessed the murder of Pal Meraktis. [[spoiler:He didn't kill him, but on the same night he did steal both Trucy and Plum's panties.]]

* AccidentalPervert: He really isn't [[spoiler:stealing panties]] for perverted reasons. He's just doing it ForScience Unfortunately for him, no one is convinced.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: "I have a new name, one that reflects my true academic nature... Wesley Sicko, reporting! Yes, curiosity is a sickness, and I am the cure!"
* DamnedByFaintPraise: He recalls a professor saying "At least you have good eyesight, Stickler. I'll give you that."
* FeigningIntelligence: He fools nobody.
* ForScience: His justification for [[spoiler:[[PantyThief stealing panties]]]], of all things.
** Yes it does. [[spoiler:They seem to be roughly the same size.....]]
* MotorMouth
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: He was supposed to be a ''biseinen'' (pretty man). You can see how that turned out for him.
* ScrollingText: Not as bad as Wendy Oldbag, however.
* SpannerInTheWorks: His [[spoiler:panty thieving]] shenanigans force [[spoiler:Meraktis to resort to stealing Eldoon's noodle stand in order to dispose of Alita's body. If it weren't for him, ''Alita'' would probably have been the murder victim in this case instead]].

!!'''Lamiroir'''

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[[spoiler:Blind]] singer from the fourth game who hails from the nation of Borginia. She was named by her manager as the sole witness to his murder. [[spoiler:In actuality she is the amnesic Thalassa Gramarye, former stage magician. See Characters/AceAttorneyTroupeGramarye for more information.]]

* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: [[spoiler:She's forty, and Apollo is twenty-two. How old was she when she had him? You do the math.]]
* [[spoiler:BlindMusician: It's her, not Machi, who's blind... But then, it's implied she got eye surgery between cases 3 and 4.]]
* {{Fauxreigner}}
* HotShounenMom: [[spoiler:For someone in their 40's, who has two children (one being at least half her age, the other in high school), she looks really good. Even moreso when she takes off her mask.]]
* [[spoiler:IdentityAmnesia: Though she regains her memory at the end of the game.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Landcape Painter in Sound".
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Lamiroir is actually Thalassa Gramarye, mother of Trucy and Apollo]].
* [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]: [[spoiler:Someone attempted to murder her after she testifies in court. Thankfully, she knows that the power is off in the stage, and uses the darkness to hide, but nearly suffocates after she locks herself in a guitar(?) case. She is rescued by Apollo and Trucy, and her attempted assassination is a minor plot point.]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: She is the final juror who decides the outcome of the last case.]]
* TranslatorBuddy: For Machi.
* [[GirlInABox Woman In A Contrabass Case]]

!!'''Machi Tobaye'''

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A blind [[spoiler:(not)]] pianist that accompanies Lamiroir. Is suspected for murder based on certain [[FridgeLogic circumstances]]. He doesn't talk much, and only in Borginian. [[spoiler:Except for that bit of English he knows]].

* {{Bishonen}}
* BlindMusician: [[spoiler: Actually, he's just faking it.]]
* ButtMonkey: [[spoiler: The court seems to go out of its way to see Machi, a child, convicted of murder. The theory of Machi commiting the murder is full of holes, even after the reveal that he is not actually blind.]]
* ConfessToALesserCrime: [[spoiler:What saves him from being convicted of murder, and exposes Daryan in the end. Apollo reveals that if he confesses to smuggling cocoons in court, he will be able to avoid the death penalty, and Daryan breaks down after realizing that this will expose him]].
* EloquentInMyNativeTongue: [[spoiler:He can speak English, just not very well]].
* NoodleIncident: For some reason, he's in desperate need of money, [[spoiler:enough to smuggle cocoons]], but he refuses to disclose why.
* NoPronunciationGuide: Lampshaded, twice. Though his name comes directly from his Japanese name (Maki Tobayu) so that helps.
* [[spoiler:ObfuscatingDisability]]: [[spoiler:Used to help publicity.]]
* PersonaNonGrata / YouCantGoHomeAgain: [[spoiler: In regards to Borginia, since he committed cocoon smuggling, which is punishable by death there.]]
* SinisterShades
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: He is absent in the credits. Even Lamiroir (aka. Thalassa Gramaryre) makes no mention of him. It is, however, implied at the end of the third case that he will go to prison for his work smuggling cocoons.]]
* WhenHeSmiles

!!'''Vera Misham''' (''Makoto Ese'')

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Young and prodigious artist [[spoiler:and forger of impeccable skill]] accused of poisoning her father. Doesn't talk much, and she sketches pictures of faces instead of changing her own expression.

* AmbiguousDisorder: It could be possible to diagnose her with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome. She talks very little, often in short fragmented sentences, and doesn't change her facial expression or tone when she talks, instead drawing different faces in her sketch pad. She is also extremely shy. When Apollo goes to visit her at the Detention Center, she stands to the side of the window staring at him for twenty minutes, leading Apollo to believe she wasn't there. The only topics she'll talk about at length are Troupe Gramarye and her GoodLuckCharm, a bottle of nail polish she received from Kristoph Gavin for when she needed to go outside. [[spoiler: Kristoph poisoned the nail polish and intended for Vera to poison herself with it, since he noticed she chews her nails when she's nervous or put under stress.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* BreakTheCutie: The reason why she's so shy and emotionless is because she was almost kidnapped as a child.
* EmotionlessGirl: She conveys her emotions by drawing on her notepad. However, she is ''extremely'' cute when she smiles.
* {{Hikikomori}}: She's lived in her father's art studio for the past seven years, with the only contact with the outside world through the mail.
* IllGirl: She is described to be rather sickly since she was young.
* [[spoiler: KillTheCutie: In the bad ending, where she dies of atroquinine poisoning, courtesy of [[BigBad Kristoph Gavin]].]]
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Both her English and Japanese names refer to honesty.
* ShrinkingViolet: Aww, poor little thing!!
* ShyBlueHairedGirl
* SpannerInTheWorks: As a result of ''not'' being the UnwittingPawn.
* WhenSheSmiles

!!'''Spark Brushel''' (''Shotaro Hamigaki'')

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A quirky freelance reporter always in search for the next big scoop. He smells like toothpaste whenever he smiles, "which is far too often," to quote Zak. He witnessed Drew's murder.

* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's incredibly quirky and tends to jump to the wrong conclusions at times, but he seems to do good work...
* IntrepidReporter
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: He describes the events of case 4-4 as a tangled cobweb; it starts off pretty good, but then he loses Phoenix at "biggerer".
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Looks like a person out of WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes next to the rest of the {{Animesque}} cast.
** {{Gonk}}: Not exceptionally ugly, but there are a number of things that are really off about him. For example, he blinks with only his lower eyelids.
* VerbalTic: "Reporter Frequently Speaks In Headlines! Talking To Him Is A Chore!", end quote.
* WhamLine: In Case 4-4, [[spoiler:gives indications revealing Apollo being Lamiroir[=/=]Thalassa's son]]
-->'''Brushel''': "Thalassa Has Another Child Besides [[spoiler:Trucy]]", end quote.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Debuted in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies]]

!!'''Juniper Woods''' (''Shinobu Morizumi'')

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Athena Cykes's friend and Phoenix's first client in Dual Destinies. She was accused of planting a bomb in one of the courtrooms of the courthouse, and Phoenix must prove her innocence. She gets nervous easily and likes knitting. She serves as the StudentCouncilPresident at her school, the Themis Legal Academy, and hopes to become a judge one day. [[spoiler:She is the defendant of the third case, as the circumstances of the mock trial she designed ends up bearing a strong resemblance to the actual murder that takes place.]]

* AffectionateNickname: She calls Athena "Thena". In turn, Athena calls her "Junie"
* BlushSticker: On her artwork, at least.
* [[spoiler:FriendshipTrinket: Given one by Chishio.]]
* GirlishPigtails
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Unfortunately [[spoiler:the bomb was hidden in one of them]], which causes suspicion to fall on her.
* IllGirl: Her dialogue is sometimes peppered with feeble coughing.
* LoveTriangle: Rumored to be the object of affection for both Rei and Chishio [[spoiler: except she is completely smitten with Apollo and the three are just good friends.]]
* MeaningfulName: Both her given and family names in the English version are botanically-themed; juniper being a type of coniferous plant. This is in keeping with her clothing having plant motifs. The "mori" (森) in her Japanese surname means "forest" and her clothes are based around "mori girl" fashion.
* NiceHat
* [[spoiler: ShipTease: She falls in love with Apollo after her saves her from being crushed by rocks; becoming nervous in his presence, knitting items with love hearts and blushing at him when she performs at the school concert.]]
* TextileWorkIsFeminine

!!'''Ted Tonate''' (''Shingo Barashima'')

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A bomb technician who works for the police force. Was tasked with [[BombDisposal disarming the bomb]] that destroyed the courthouse. Although he can speak normally, his preferred way of communicating with others is by typing phrases into his wrist-mounted computer and then having the computer speak for him. [[spoiler: He is responsible for letting the bomb set off although he didn't plant the bomb. He actually likes bombs so much he collects them. He disarms actual bombs but then replaces them with models later on.]]

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: His English name, which is [[PunnyName punny]] too.
* GadgeteerGenius: He's able to disassemble and re-assemble his model bomb in a matter of ''seconds''.
* GogglesDoNothing: Subverted, he can see far away with the help of his goggles and when questioned by Phoenix if his goggles can see that far, he claims he saw the bomb ticking off with his goggles and remarks he can see what Phoenix ate for breakfast just by looking at his tie. [[spoiler:A lie (well, the bomb part) as the bomb was hidden in a stuffed animal.]]
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Detonate
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown]]: [[spoiler:Starts biting on the bomb he carries but causes his goggles to overload and explode in his face. The bomb then counts down to 0 and shows the disarming has failed.]]

!!'''Jinxie Tenma''' (''Yumemi Tenma'')

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A friend of Trucy's, and the daughter of the head of the Tenma family. She has a total phobia of {{Youkai}}, and is always slapping charms on things to protect herself from them.

* {{Meido}}
* PaperTalisman: Slaps one onto everybody, including her father and herself.
* PunnyName: Her first name comes from the word "jinx".

!!'''Deemon Tenma'''

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Jinxie Tenma's father and the mayor of Tenma Town. The main suspect of the case.

* MeaningfulName: His Japanese first name comes from a Japanese expression which means "reduced to skin and bones". The pronunciation is also identical to the word "demon".
* NiceHat: Okay, not really a hat but a bunch of paper tags that were placed on his head by Jinxie to protect him from possession.
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: He looks evil but is actually a nice guy who cares about Jinxie. [[spoiler:He even pretended to be possessed by a demon in order to protect her.]]
* [[spoiler:SecretIdentity: He's really the wrestler Great Kyuubi.]]

!!'''Phineas Filch''' (''Kumabee Zeniarai'')

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The manager of the Nine Tale Vale's mayor's mansion. He tends to be petty when it comes to snatching things such as Apollo's bracelet.

* GenerationXerox: He steals things like his grandfather, whom Filch claims to be a famous thief.
* {{Gonk}}
* MeaningfulName: "Filch" means to steal, as seen by the various objects he stole.
* NiceHat
* ShoutOut: His Japanese surname contains a reference to the fictional currency featured in none other than Capcom's games.

!!'''Shuuichi Biyouin'''

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A man working for the Tenma family as one of their secretaries and frequently uses a special brand of perfume and dyes his hair to various colors.

* [[spoiler:BlondGuysAreEvil]]
** [[spoiler:Though he's not always blond.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese surname means "beauty parlor".
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown]]: [[spoiler:Biyouin starts to spray his face with more perfume and eventually shows his dyed hair to be now back to its natural color, gray, and his skin color to be less lighter. He then answers a bunch of cellphone calls and then collapses with the news he's now in massive debt.]]
* [[spoiler:WhiteHairBlackHeart]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He actually has blue hair at one point. [[spoiler:Of course, the hair is all dyed. His true hair color is gray.]]
* [[spoiler:YoungerThanTheyLook: Once his true appearance is seen after his breakdown, it's very hard to believe Biyouin's only 33.]]

!!'''Rei Shizuya'''

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A cool-headed Themis Legal Academy defense attorney student wearing a blue uniform. Rei is supposedly an excellent student due to his perfect test scores and him being an ace at archery although [[spoiler:the test scores are because of defense attorney teacher Means accepting bribes from Rei's parents to fake his test scores. That, and he's a 25-year-old working part-time as a construction worker.]]

* AdjustingYourGlasses
* [[spoiler:FriendshipTrinket: Wears one on his neck.]]
* JerkAss: Acts like one due to his perfect scores and skills. [[spoiler:Can't say the same about him once he finds out about his scores being the result of his parents bribing teacher Means.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}
* LoveTriangle: Rumored to be in one with Juniper and Chishio. [[spoiler:Of course, it's just a rumor. They're just good friends.]]
* [[spoiler: ManlyTears]]
* MeaningfulName: His name does contain the kanji for "arrow", "quiet" and "cold". [[spoiler:Rei also means "zero", as in him actually being a big failure of a student.]]
* [[spoiler:OlderThanTheyLook: He insists he is 18 years old but is later outed to be really 25 by Blackquill.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Chishio's red. It's even in their names!
* ReferenceOverdosed: There are a lot of comparisons that can be made with Rei and [[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Yumihiko Ichiyanagi]], such as the uniform, their names and their [[spoiler:perfect grades being the result of their parents bribing the teacher of their class.]]
* TheStoic

!!'''Chishio Atsui'''

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A hot-blooded Themis Legal Academy prosecutor student wearing a red uniform. Chishio also works with ceramics and has the tendency to destroy certain works if it was found unlikable. [[spoiler:Chishio is actually a girl who had been strictly raised as a boy for her whole life. She joined the academy to study law as her parents wanted to but seemed to have taken more of a liking for art than being a prosecutor.]]

* [[spoiler:{{Bifauxnen}}]]
* TheCutie
* [[spoiler:DeclarativeFinger]]
* DudeLooksLikeALady: He looks very feminine. [[spoiler: It makes sense because he is actually a ''she''.]]
* [[spoiler:FriendshipTrinket: She made three of them for herself and Juniper and Rei.]]
* [[spoiler:GenderReveal: Outed as a girl during her cross examination.]]
* HotBlooded: Chishio tends to scream a lot and insists on being very masculine, despite having some interest in women's clothing. [[spoiler: Well, turns out Chishio is really a girl so that was why she liked clothing for girls. She does retain some hot-bloodedness but she mostly acts feminine.]]
* LoveTriangle: Supposedly competes with Rei for Juniper. [[spoiler:Nope, she's just good friends with them.]]
* MeaningfulName: Chishio is an expression for hot-bloodedness and Atsui means "hot".
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Rei's blue. It's even in their names!

!!'''Myriam Scuttlebutt''' (''Atsume Uwasa'')

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A suspicious Themis Legal Academy student who hides her identity by covering herself with a cardboard box.

* ExpressiveAccessory: When she starts sweating, the box somehow sweats too.
* [[spoiler:FacePalm: When she throws off the box to yell at you, then realizes she isn't wearing it.]]
* GirlInABox: Myriam goes around in a box so she can eavesdrop on people more easier.
** Becomes hilarious when you realize she wants to be a judge, and imagine her wearing it on the bench. ''All rise before the esteemed cardboard box lady..''
* [[spoiler:GirlishPigtails: Whenever we see her without the box covering her head.]]
* [[spoiler:IJustWantToHaveFriends: She decided to spend so much of her time on them not because of her newspaper club but because she only wanted to be friends with Juniper, Rei and Chishio.]]
* MeaningfulName: "''Atsume Usawa''" means "rumor collecting" after translation. "Scuttlebutt" carries the same connotation in English.
* [[spoiler:YouGottaHaveBlueHair]]

!!'''Means''' (''Shinji Ichiro'')

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A defense attorney teacher of Themis Legal Academy.

* CoolOldGuy: [[spoiler:Yeah, no. Once Means [[JustForPun means]] business, he doesn't hesitate to throw pieces of chalk at the defense for not speaking up at attendance correctly.]]
* [[spoiler:ExpositoryHairstyle: From friendly and curly, to an intimidating mohawk.]]
* [[JustForPun Mean]][[MeaningfulName ingful Name]]: Means refers to him expecting meaningful results from his academy, as if he ran the academy himself. [[spoiler:He's also not very nice.]]
* [[spoiler:[[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]: When Courte confronted him about her knowing about him raising Rei's scores because of him being bribed by Rei's parents, he didn't want her ruining him and killed her.]]
* SimpleStaff: It does have a globe-like object attached to it.
* [[spoiler:TakeAThirdOption: He attempts to find alternate punishments in place of his murder sentences.]]
* [[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'.]]

!!'''Taiyou Hoshinari'''

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An astronaut who is friends with Apollo Justice.

* AnimeHair
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese first name literally means "sun". Plus, his name can come from phrases that roughly mean "I want to become a star".

!!'''Ponco'''

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One of the robots found in the station.

* FunWithAcronyms: '''P'''sychological '''O'''perator & '''N'''avigating '''Co'''mpanion.
* InsistentTerminology: It's not [[spoiler:"witness"]], it's "Ponco".
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots

!!'''Ponta'''

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A robot accompanying the scientist Kaguya Yuugami.

* FunWithAcronyms: Averted; unlike Ponco, Ponta is just his name.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots
* RobotBuddy: To Kaguya.

!!'''Kaguya Yuugami'''

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The sister of the prosecutor/convict Simon Blackquill.

* HotScientist
* MeaningfulName: Princess Kaguya is a figure from a Japanese folktale (The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter) who was said to have come from the moon. Kaguya is also a nickname for a satellite and a name for a minor planet.
* RobotBuddy: Has one she is free to use (and abuse). She also creates these robots in the first place.

!!'''Uchuu Oogawara'''

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Chief of the GYAXA space program and space center, a proud man who rides a not-quite-Segway everywhere he goes.

* CoolOldGuy
* {{Leitmotif}}
* MeaningfulName: His name contains a homophone for the word for "space" and basically references how he only works at a space station instead of actually being at space like an astronaut.
* NiceHat
* SmallNameBigEgo: He's quite obsessed with his name going down in history.
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown: He's not exactly a villain but has one that matches a killer's breakdown. At the end of case 4, he accidentally smashes down too hard on the controls for his segway, so his segway goes out of control and he's ''dragged all around the courtroom'' before finally smashing through the courtroom doors and leaving an ImpactSilhouette.]]

!!'''[[spoiler:Phantom]]'''
[[spoiler:An international spy who has been posing as Detective Bobby Fulbright for at least a year before the start of the game. His true identity is unknown and is never known by the player as he is shot by an unknown shooter sent by the organization he worked for. He does survive though as the bullet didn't hit anything vital.]]

* [[spoiler:BecomingTheMask: He disguised himself with a lot of identities to the point where he forgot what his true identity is.]]
* [[spoiler:BeneathTheMask: Quite literally in this case. Subverted, in that we never actually meet his real personality - just his takes on other people.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad: While impersonating the deceased Fulbright.]]
* [[spoiler:DeadPersonImpersonation: He killed Fulbright so he could manipulate the crime scene as a detective.]]
* [[spoiler:EmotionSuppression: He doesn't feel any emotions whatsoever but the defense and prosecution cause him to start feeling fearful.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilTwin: Disguises himself as Phoenix after he reveals himself to mock him.]]
* [[spoiler:TheFaceless: For the player, his face is never seen after his breakdown.]]
* [[spoiler:TheKillerBecomesTheKilled: Right after he keeps switching masks in his breakdown and eventually goes back to the torn Fulbright mask, he gets shot by an unknown shooter. Of course, the trope is subverted here as Phantom survives since nothing vital was hit.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Leitmotif}}: When he's mentioned, he has an ominous theme related to the UR-1 Incident. He has Fulbright's theme before the big reveal about his disguise and afterwards, he has one other theme closely resembling to the first one but much more sinister.]]
* [[spoiler:MaskPower]]
* [[spoiler:MasterOfDisguise: He can do the mannerisms of the characters he's copying ''perfectly''.]]
* [[spoiler:ShapeshifterIdentityCrisis: During his breakdown, he starts to scream about what his true face is and becomes confused on whom he really is.]]
* [[spoiler:TheSpook]]
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown: Has a pretty big one here. His face turns into various characters, such as Tonate and Means, and screams about his identity crisis. He eventually turns back into Fulbright but unexpectedly gets shot by an unknown assailant and at the last moment, takes off his mask but his face is never seen.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Pretty much.

!!'''Ale Arafune'''
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An orca that takes part in many amusement shows at a local aquarium alongside her trainer Buckler. Suspected of killing the aquarium's owner.

* MakeTheDogTestify: Ale is the defendant of Ryouji's death [[spoiler:before the main suspect became Buckler]] and is also [[spoiler:cross-examined once via television screen.]]
* NiceHat: Wears a pirate hat similar to Buckler's.

!!'''Buckler''' (''Shouko Umino'')
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An entertainer at the aquarium who works with Ale. She too is dressed like a pirate.

* BareYourMidriff: She wears a pink belly shirt.
* GirlsWithMoustaches: Wears an obviously fake one as part of her act.
* NiceHat

!!'''Ikuya Itsuka'''
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A rookie trainer somewhat resembling a rapper who hopes to become a master trainer one day.

* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone]]: [[spoiler:When he learns that Ale wasn't the whale from the accident a year ago, and again when he learns that even ''that'' whale had nothing to do with Suzumi's death.]]
* NiceHat: Wears a simple blue cap on top of his red bandanna. [[spoiler:And a pirate hat to replace the cap once he becomes super buff.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Looks a lot like Michael Jackson if the King of Pop became the King-of-Rap-cum-animal-trainer. [[spoiler:Less so after his transformation.]]
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel]]: [[spoiler:Yes, in an Ace Attorney game. By drinking a barrel-full of water he becomes incredibly buff and intimidating-looking.]]
* ShoutOut: [[spoiler: Post-transformation, he looks like something out of OnePiece.]]
* [[spoiler:TragicVillain]]: [[spoiler:He's the only 'villain' in the series who didn't even kill anyone; he was ''trying'' to kill Ale because he thought Ale had killed his girlfriend a year ago and might do the same to Shouko. Ryouji's death was a complete accident, and Ikuya even [[TakeMyHand tried to save him]]. In court, he's much more focused on getting Ale convicted than clearing his own name, and refuses to testify against Shouko.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown]]: [[spoiler:The courtroom goes dark, and a storm brews in the background. The witness stand, with Ikuya still on it, starts rocking back and forth as though it were a ship being buffeted about by the storm. It starts to rain and flash lightning, and Ikuya, who is forced to drop the giant fish he holds, is having trouble holding onto his pirate hat...before his hat finally blows off, and eventually the witness stand pitches so far to the side that Ikuya ''falls over'', and we finally see him holding onto the "bars" of the bottom of the witness stand.]]

!!'''Reika Uratori'''
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A nonfiction writer wearing a black coat.

* CoolShades
* DramaticWind
* [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger Giving Someone The]] FingerGun: Even has an animation of "shooting" one.
* {{Gonk}}: Once the DramaticWind stops and in the ImagineSpot sequences, she's portrayed this way.

!!'''Gaku Sugomori'''
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A veterinarian wearing a penguin mask.

* FunnyAfro: Has a penguin named Sniper living in it.
* HeadPet: The penguin, of course.
* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler:Subverted. He and Ryouji pretended to do this to Elle, but actually moved her to another aquarium.]]

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Debuted in Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth]]
!!'''Rhoda Teneiro''' (''Ichiru Konomichi'')

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->"That's an iFly Airlines sponsored movie. It's a suspense-hardboiled-action-romance-horror-comedy movie."

A chief flight attendant for [=iFly=] Airlines, and a witness and Edgeworth's temporary partner in case two of ''Ace Attorney Investigations.''

* AnimeHair: However you describe her hairstyle. You can't see it from the picture provided, but her bun is a series of stacked ''squares''.
* [[ImpossiblyTackyClothes Impossibly Tacky Suitcases]] And AIRPLANES in her [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue epilogue]]!
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Both her English and Japanese names refer to roads.
* PostModernism: Apparently why her suitcase starts to sell on the Internet.
* SexyStewardess: Although she doesn't have the GagBoobs that Cammy has.
* StepfordSmiler: Prides herself on her "service with a smile even if we're crashing into the ocean" mentality; said smile is full of eye- and corner of mouth-twitching.
** [[spoiler:Which leads to a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Minor Moment of Heartwarming]] when she gives Edgeworth a genuine smile when he gets her off the hook. Aww.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Called out by Cammy that she's this towards Edgeworth. Rhoda reacts appropriately.

!!'''Zinc Lablanc II''' (''Zinc White II'')

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->"Hmph! Don't number the birds before they are born!"

A Borginian art dealer with a short temper.

* BluntMetaphorsTrauma
* ButtMonkey: He finds out that his treasured piece of art is a worthless fake, not before falling on it from a height [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight without anyone caring]]. [[spoiler:He gets tricked into buying the fake Primidux Statue in the ending]]
* EloquentInMyNativeTongue
* FatBastard: [[spoiler:Although he isn't the killer.]]
* [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger Giving Someone The]] FingerGun
* {{Gonk}}
* {{Jerkass}}
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Time is Money".
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Zinc oxide is white, and ''blanc'' is the French word for white.
* NoIndoorVoice: The number of times he's not shouting at Edgeworth (or anyone else, for that matter) can be counted on one hand.

!!'''Cammy Meele''' (''Wakana Shiraoto'')

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->"*yawn* I'm awake, I'm awake........................zzz."

Rhoda's assistant flight attendant, an airheaded, sleepy young woman fluent in Borginian. [[spoiler:Is actually part of the smuggling ring. Her job was to oversee the transportation of the smuggled goods in between countries. She murdered Akbey Hicks when he was hot on the ring's trail.]]

* AbsoluteCleavage: From the front flap of her uniform being removed.
* BigNo: [[spoiler:After being exposed as Akbey Hicks' murderer]].
* ChekhovsGunman: She is first seen standing behind Leblanc, half asleep, right next to the emergency escape hatch in the first class area of the plane she's working on.
* CunningLinguist: The only member of the crew who knows Borginian. [[spoiler:This helps prove she's the murderer]].
* TheDitz: Comes from being only half-awake. [[spoiler:As with that, it's an act. In fact, she's actually quite focused and intelligent, as her use of the IndyPloy shows.]]
* [[spoiler:FemmeFatale]]
* GagBoobs
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Carries around a teddy bear of the airline mascot.
* IndyPloy: [[spoiler:Murdered her victim in the heat of the moment, able to think of a complex framing scheme in time to actually create a case out of whole cloth.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Good Night~".
* MeaningfulName [=/=] PunnyName: "Cammy Meele" is likely derived from "chamomile"; chamomile tea is very effective in helping one fall asleep. "Shiraoto" means "white noise".
* MindControlEyes: She has these as a result of constantly falling asleep and waking up again. [[spoiler:They become normal when she drops the 'sleepy' act.]]
* NotAMorningPerson / {{Sleepyhead}}: [[spoiler:She's faking it, though.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* RapunzelHair
* SexyStewardess
* TheSlacker: Seems to be this, as she describes Rhoda as being in charge of most areas, but it's noted that she handles passengers who can't speak English.
* SnotBubble: When she's asleep. [[spoiler:{{Invoked|Trope}} by way of bubble pipe]].
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: She screams a Big No ''while blowing on her bubble pipe'', which causes millions of bubbles to repeatedly slap her in the face while she's screaming.]]

!!'''Ernest Amano''' (''Joichiro Amanogawa'')

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Owner of a company called the Amano Group. Edgeworth is indebted to him because Amano funded his studies abroad. [[spoiler:Member of the smuggling ring, and used his company to help it. He isn't the murderer though. Nice try.]]

* [[spoiler:AffablyEvil]]: [[spoiler:Even after he reveals his true colors, he's relatively polite.]]
* [[spoiler:BaldOfEvil]]
* BrokenPedestal: Edgeworth had a great deal of respect for him and agreed to carry in the ransom money as a personal favor. He says he "owe(s) Mr. Amano a debt of gratitude. But [[spoiler:he must pay his debt to society]]."
* [[spoiler:CorruptCorporateExecutive]]
* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:He tries desperately to get off the hook for his attempts to cover for his son, even to the point of saying his son is the only one they need to arrest. Unfortunately for him, Lang has enough evidence already]].
* EyesAlwaysShut
* FirstNameBasis: Refers to Edgeworth, Von Karma and Portsman by their first names.
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: Either Ernest Man or Honest Man
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: [[spoiler:Gets him into prison for the effort]].
* VerbalTic: "Now, now..."

!!'''Lance Amano''' (''Hikaru Amanogawa'')

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Ernest's only son, and victim of kidnapping. [[spoiler:Orchestrated his own kidnapping, and accidental ([[UnreliableNarrator or so he claims]]) killer of Oliver Deacon.]]

* ChainedByFashion: Not by his own choice; Lance spends all the case handcuffed. His hurt/take damage animation shows said handcuffs are a bit too big for him, though, [[spoiler:and in his breakdown, they snap apart]].
* ChickMagnet: His father thinks so, but while he does have a cute girlfriend (whom he doesn't hesitate to betray), the only other girl [[TroubleEntendre supposedly interested in him]] is [[LoanShark Viola Cadaverini]].
* DistressedDamsel: [[spoiler:Subverted. As shown above, he orchestrated his own kidnapping to pay off a debt.]]
* DramaticWind: He somehow has the ability to summon one when he makes a point.
* IndyPloy: [[spoiler:Lance wound up with a body after the kidnapping at the haunted house went sour. Out of thin air, he crafted an elaborate plan to pin the blame of the murder on his girlfriend Lauren, starting by convincing her he was still alive.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: [[spoiler:He orchestrated his own kidnapping to get money from his worried father, threatened to harm his own girlfriend to get help from her father and tried to get her sentenced for the death of said father... which he, of course, caused himself (accidentally, or so he claims).]]
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: "Amanogawa" is the Japanese name for the Milky Way. See Lauren's section below for relevance.
* SmugSnake: [[spoiler:He really doesn't care about his girlfriend at all and tries to pin the killing on her. It's also suggested that he roped Oliver into the whole affair by threatening to harm Lauren if he didn't play along.]]
* TalksLikeASimile: He even berates Edgeworth for not understanding what he meant by saying he was "left behind like an unwanted mutt".
* TearsOfRemorse: [[spoiler:As part of his VillainousBreakdown]].
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: Manages to ''break his handcuffs'', and then sniffles and then starts sobbing.]]
* WoundedGazelleGambit

!!'''Lauren Paups''' (''Himeko Orito'')

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Lance's girlfriend. Seems prone to falling in love with {{bishonen}}. [[spoiler:Involved in the kidnapping plan. Is Oliver Deacon/Colin Devorae's daughter.]]

* AttackBackfire: Borderline. Edgeworth's trademark DeathGlare ''does'' worry her... because she finds it so attractive that she has to loudly tell herself that she's in love with ''Lance''.
* BlushSticker
* ImportantHaircut: To the point of [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggeration]]; she takes a pair of scissors to her hair whenever she feels deeply ashamed or distressed. Although she never actually cuts any of it in-game, when you consider how much shorter and more uneven most of her hair is compared to the two locks she has in front, you can probably figure out for yourself just how often this sort of thing comes up.
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: Narrowly averted. She confessed to extortion, but at the end of the case she appears to just walk away. Then again, she lost something bigger than a few years of freedom... The end sequence shows that she got in trouble with the law after all, as she refers to spending some time in the detention center]]
* LoveMartyr: [[spoiler:She goes along with the kidnapping scheme entirely for Lance's sake. He repays her devotion by leading her to believe she killed their accomplice and, unbeknownst to her, ''her father'', and setting her up to take the fall for it.]]
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Her Japanese name, along with Lance's, is a reference to the East Asian folktale "The Princess and the Cowherd", wherein the princess, Orihime (Lauren's name being ''Hime''ko ''Ori''to) is separated from her lover, the cowherd, by the Milky Way (Amanogawa).
* {{Meido}}: [[spoiler:[[InNameOnly In appearance only]], it seems.]]
* PunnyName: Lance's nickname for her is Lollie, making it Lollipops.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Was led to believe that she was this.]]
* ShrinkingViolet

!!'''Colias Palaeno''' (''Damian Hinge'')

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->"All I wish for is the normalization of relationships between our two countries."

Ambassador of Babahl. Outwardly a bit of TheSlacker, but tries really hard to promote tourism to his country.

* CompetitionCouponMadness: Kind of. These coupons are only useful in Babahl. But you have to wonder--where is he getting all those coupons from?! [[spoiler: Even his guards give away coupons! His country must really be kind to tourists.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Subverted. There was going to be a test to see which country's Primidux statue is the real deal. The Primidux statue of Babahl is [[spoiler: fake]] so he negotiated with Alba to say the test results were [[spoiler: inconclusive]]. However, it was completely pointless by that time since [[spoiler: Coachen]] had hired [[spoiler: Ka-Shi Nou]] to steal the [[spoiler: real]] Primidux statue. And also that was completely pointless since the statues were already switched. He really shouldn't have told Coachen about all of this.
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:
--> '''Palaeno''': [Babahlese ink is] made from whitcrystal oil, which is '''mined from our mineral mines'''.
* {{Determinator}}: He is determined to find Coachen's killer. He goes as far as [[spoiler: forcing Alba to testify about his alibi since it would look bad for him if he refused.]]
* DiplomaticImpunity: He never even bothers to use his immunity though. And the only time this is in effect in Babahl was around the beginning of the case, causing von Karma to turn to Palaeno.
* EverybodyKnewAlready: He knew that [[spoiler: Coachen is the killer of KG-8]], which isn't that surprising to the player but to Edgeworth, it is.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Due to his incessant smiling. He only ever opens his eyes when he gets serious. Several players reported being disturbed upon seeing it. Others reported swooning.
* AFatherToHisMen: He seems to want to be this, and [[spoiler: he feels obliged to help catch Coachen's killer, because Coachen was his subordinate, even though he knows full well that Coachen was a complete crook]].
* GreenEyes: They are really bright, and probably a reference to how whitcrystal oil burns green.
* HandRubbing: If you look carefully, his hands resemble a butterfly.
* ItsAllMyFault: [[spoiler: Once he realizes that he was the sole reason of why Coachen ordered a heist of the real Primidux statue.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Two Embassies ~ The Lands of the Butterfly and the Flower"
* [[spoiler:LetsGetDangerous: Keeps Alba and co. from leaving with a squad of his own.]]
* MeaningfulName: Colias Palaeno is a species of butterfly, and the butterfly is the Bahbahlese national symbol.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Only his Japanese name though. You will think he's the killer because his first name is ''Damian'' in the Japanese version.
* NiceGuy: [[spoiler: [[RedHerring This can easily fool anyone into thinking he's the murderer.]]]]
* ThePollyanna: His country is not doing well, his embassy is even worse off, and [[spoiler: the one person he'd come to depend on to fix everything is dead and a crook.]] Yet Palaeno is, for the most part, genuinely cheerful and optimistic.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Stands as one of the all-round nicest guys in the whole series.
* [[spoiler:RedHerring]]: His [[EyesAlwaysShut eyes]], HandRubbing gestures, way too wide smile and ingratiating personality serve to make him look sleazy and suspicious early on, [[spoiler:but he proves to be genuinely amiable as the case wears on.]]
* StepfordSmiler: He keeps up his smile, even while talking about how his embassy is ruined. Edgeworth even notes it in his thoughts. It's almost as he was happy his embassy was in trouble. [[spoiler: Although later on, you can see it's only a habit of his of his words not matching his facial expressions.]]
* [[DontTouchItYouIdiot You Can't Touch That]]: The Primidux statue. He politely asked you not to touch it since only him and Coachen can touch it. [[spoiler: And since the statues were switched, you'll become pretty suspicious.]] But when it is discovered [[spoiler: the statue currently in Allebahst has a plate made for counterfeiting, someone else is being suspected.]]

!!'''Quercus Alba''' (''Carnage Onred'')

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Ambassador of Allebahst. Appears to be a good old man who occasionally blames himself for mistakes. [[spoiler:Leader of the smuggling ring, thus the BigBad.]]

* AnnoyingLaugh
* [[spoiler: AssInAmbassador]]
* BadassBaritone: When he speaks the screen shakes almost constantly.
* [[spoiler:BeardOfEvil]]
* BeardOfSorrow: Goes with how he blames himself for all the problems. [[spoiler:Of course, that's just to go along with his "frail old man" act.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad]]
* [[spoiler:BlingOfWar: Has a habit of smirking and letting it gleam during his reveal.]]
** [[spoiler:BreakingTheFourthWall: Take a look at his eyes everytime he does this. He's not sneering towards Edgeworth...he's sneering towards you, the player.]]
* [[spoiler:TheChessmaster]]
* [[spoiler:ClimaxBoss]]
* CoolOldGuy: [[spoiler:NOT!]]
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:He's probably caused more than a few players to scream "JUST GIVE UP ALREADY!"]]
* DiplomaticImpunity: Being an ambassador, he has this. [[spoiler:Invokes it to trying to get out of the country after Edgeworth learns of his role as the smuggling ring's leader, before it's revoked.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilOldFolks]]
* EyesAlwaysShut: [[spoiler: They open when he "transforms".]]
* FanBoy: Of the Steel Samurai.
** [[spoiler:Or rather, he ''pretended'' to be one to secure an alibi.]]
* FourStarBadass[=/=]RetiredBadass[=/=]{{Ambadassador}}: [[spoiler: Manny had a longer knife and was half Alba's age. He barely nicked Alba's shoulder. Also, if Alba has to make [[TurnsRed that transition out of his weak-old-man facade]] to stand up-right, he was able to defend himself from an ambush while hunched over by using a statue, of all things, as a bludgeon.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Twice. One occasion has him attempting to secure an alibi by claiming to have been watching a Steel Samurai stage show and citing the Samurai's debuting special move as proof that he was there. Problem is, not only was a different move used due to unforeseen circumstances, but the only way Alba could have known of the move he named was if he had been backstage during the time of the murder. Later, you present him with a bloodstained hot dog box, assuming that the blood belongs to the victim. Alba correctly points out that such evidence would do nothing to place him at the crime scene personally, and the blood turns out not to be the victim's anyway. Rather, it is the blood of ''Alba himself'', who tells you earlier in the case that he had been stabbed in order to create a justified self-defense plea for a separate murder.]]
* ItsAllMyFault: [[spoiler:Part of his front.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[spoiler:"The Enemy Who Surpasses The Law"]]
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan: He is this to ''all'' the murderers in ''AAI''; they're all connected to him or [[TheSyndicate the smuggling ring]] somehow. Portsman? AmoralAttorney whose job was to make trials end in the ring's favor. Cammy Meele? Undercover agent tasked with overseeing the transportation of smuggled goods inbetween countries. Lance Amano? Well, he's not a member of the smuggling ring, but his ''dad'' certainly was. Calisto Yew? TheDragon.]]
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard]]
* MeaningfulName: ''Quercus alba'' is a species of tree. The national symbol of Allebahst is the flower, and by extension plants. Fans have suggested that "Carnage Onred" is a pun on "red carnation".
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His Japanese name is ''Carnage Onred''. [[spoiler:It's ''probably'' a play on "carnation red", but damn if "Carnage on Red" isn't appropriately evocative.]]
* [[spoiler:ObfuscatingDisability: The weak frail old man look is just an act, though he later admits he knows the pain of having a bad hip because of it.]]
* [[spoiler:ObfuscatingStupidity: He pretends to be a good old man, but is actually a ManipulativeBastard.]]
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:He calls a doctor to call for Wendy Oldbag when her hip acts up, claiming that the main characters don't know the pain a bad hip can cause. He even seems empathetic about it after he's discarded his pretenses.]]
* SmugSnake: [[spoiler:Even after all his subordinates are either dead or imprisoned, he is still confident that his extraterritorial rights will keep him safe. That is, until [[BigDamnHeroes Lang has]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome them revoked]]. And even then, he still claims that he's safe from the law until Edgeworth proves that he killed Manny Coachen outside of Allebahst]].
* [[spoiler:SpikesOfVillainy]]
* StrokeTheBeard
* [[spoiler:VillainExitStageLeft: Tries really hard to get out of the embassy so he can dodge the ever-tightening noose around his neck, but is cut off at every turn by someone blocking his way.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown: He's knocked backwards by military explosions on his chest, and then slumps forward into his "hunched old man" persona but looking much more decrept and missing a few teeth.]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Every other draft of his character design had him as extremely tree-like.
* WhyWontYouDie: [[spoiler:Drags you through one of the most protracted interrogation sequences in the history of the series, squirming all the while in an attempt to avoid the consequences. Quite a few characters point out his ridiculous persistence.]]
* [[YouMeddlingKids You Meddling Prosecutors]]: [[spoiler:His last line before said Breakdown.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Debuting in Gyakuten Kenji 2]]
!!'''Mikiko Hayami'''

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A self-proclaimed up-and-coming journalist. She witnessed the assassination attempt at Gourd Lake and recorded the president's speech. She soon becomes one of the suspects. [[spoiler:She is innocent]], even though she did help set up the [[spoiler:fake assassination plan]].

* [[spoiler:BackForTheFinale]]: To search for the real Borumosu.
* BearTrap: Carries one on her parka. It snaps loudly, causing her to jump, during her "shock" animation.
* GoingForTheBigScoop: In Case 1.
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: "Hayamimi" means "keen on hearing". It is a reference to how she recorded the gunshots during the assassination.
* MotorMouth
* ReferenceOverdosed: The writings on her parka contain numerous references, both {{In-Universe}} - KB Security, iFly Airlines, Global Studios, Gatewater Hotel, Will Powers's shirt - as well as {{Shout Out}}s to the art director Tatsuro Iwamoto and a furniture company which apparently decorated Yamazaki's family home.
* [[spoiler:TheScapegoat]]
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: She very much resembles Lotta Hart in both appearance and profession, and even has similarly accented speech. [[spoiler:She's actually an "apprentice" of her, even though she is a writer and Lotta a photographer.]]
* [[spoiler: TooFunnyToBeEvil]]: A minor case, she [[spoiler: isn't actually evil]] but [[spoiler: very few players guessed she'd she'd be a willing conspirator in the fake assassination plan. Admitedly she never realised how far it would end up going, or that [[TheScapegoat they'd end up pinning the blame on her.]]]]

!!'''Manosuke Naitō'''

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The bodyguard of a private security company hired by Zheng Fa's president, Teikun Ō. Wears a neck brace and is fond of his revolver and playing chess. He got involved in the investigation and it turned out that he [[spoiler:killed Gai Tojiro, the head bodyguard out of jealousy]]. Also, he and [[spoiler:Sōta]] were childhood friends. They grew up together [[spoiler:after their fathers abandoned them]]. Manosuke lost [[spoiler:most of his memory when he nearly froze to death]]. His friend was the one who suggested [[spoiler:making a fake assassination attempt.]] Manosuke was [[spoiler:imprisoned for his crime]]. Sōta then made sure he was [[spoiler:killed by the prison director]].

* AnimalMotif: His design is based on a horse.
* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim]]
* BerserkButton: Do NOT claim Tojiro was a better bodyguard in front of him. De Killer presses this a lot perhaps as a way of [[spoiler:hinting he knows about the murder.]]
* ButtMonkey: By De Killer especially. Which may qualify as FridgeBrilliance [[spoiler:if you know who his client is.]]
* CatchPhrase: Tends to use おっと quite a bit, which translates as something along the lines of "Oops, sorry" or "My bad."
* ChekhovsGun: The silver ring he's wearing. [[spoiler:It is the Holic family ring. He inherited it from his father.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: [[VisualPun Literally!]] His role in the story is a lot more important than one would expect, considering he was [[spoiler:the BigBad's childhood friend]].
* ChessMotifs: He represents the knight, right down to his name.
* DeadpanSnarker: Possibly Deconstructed. [[spoiler:His bitterly sarcastic mocking of Tojiro [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead after his death]]]] is pretty much treated as his MoralEventHorizon. His constant snarks to Edgeworth only make him seem like even more of an utter Jerkass. Edgeworth even calls him [[spoiler:a "truly despicable man"]].
* DisappearedDad: He doesn't remember him, but he's dead. [[spoiler:And his best friend [[YouKilledMyFather blames him for it]]]], even though it was [[spoiler:his father who murdered him]].
* [[spoiler:FallGuy]]: Later becomes a [[spoiler:DeceasedFallGuyGambit]] for the president, though he didn't ask for it.
* [[spoiler:GreenEyedMonster]]: [[spoiler:He killed his partner Tojiro out of jealousy]], hoping that [[spoiler:after his death]], he would finally be promoted to [[spoiler:head bodyguard]].
* GunTwirling: Not quite at [[Franchise/MetalGear Revolver Ocelot]] levels, but he's a fan of doing this.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: His recoil animation has his gun misfiring, the shot coming within millimeters of his face.
* JerkAss[=/=][[spoiler:JerkAssWoobie]]
* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:Sōta.]]
* NeckSnap: By [[spoiler:Shelly de Killer. It even causes the change in the security plans.]]
* PetTheDog: It's heavily implied, if not outright stated, that he cares about and has a soft spot for [[spoiler:Sōta Sarushiro]].
* [[spoiler: PosthumousCharacter]]: You learn a lot more about him [[spoiler: after his death.]]
* TheScapegoat: Case 2 reveals that, [[spoiler:after his arrest]], he was to be [[spoiler:tried as the attempted assassin]] rather than as a [[spoiler:common murderer]]. Obviously done to cover up the fact that [[spoiler: the assassination was fake]].
* ShownTheirWork: He loves [[ChessMotifs Chess metaphors]]. He even makes a few obscure ones referencing TournamentPlay rules. All of them are completely accurate.
* SlasherSmile: Does one after twirling his gun and pointing it and someone.
* TookALevelInJerkass: My GOD does he takes this UpToEleven as the case progresses.
* {{Tsundere}}: Though he is most certainly tsuntsun by default, [[spoiler:Sōta]] is quite possibly the only person he'd show his deredere side to.
* UsedToBeASweetKid
* [[spoiler: Villainous Breakdown: Notable among Ace Attorney breakdowns because this one is the first one that involves ''the background'': Naitou bites down on his lip with sunken-looking eyes as he screams bloody murder and twirls his gun even faster than usual until he loses control and starts tossing it rapidly up in the air; since he is standing in an airplane at the time, it dislodges the overhead compartment and causes various objects to fall on his head, knocking him ''into his neckbrace'' until he falls.]]
* VillainousCheekbones

!!'''Sōta Sarushiro'''

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A monkey trainer in the Berry Big Circus and the suspect of the prison case. When he was a child, his best friend [[spoiler:Manosuke Naitō tied him up because he was threatened by his father Isaku.]] They both nearly died and became orphans. Sōta's memories were muddled, but he remembered [[spoiler:his saviour Ryōken Hōinbō]]. He saved him and ever since then [[spoiler:he became his father figure]]. He [[spoiler:held a grudge against the conspirators who betrayed Ryōken]] as well as against [[spoiler:Manosuke]], whom he blamed for [[spoiler:tying him up]], plus he believed that [[spoiler:Isaku was his father]], while in actuality it was [[spoiler:Yutaka Kazami, the murderer]].

* [[spoiler:AffablyEvil]]: When he introduces himself, [[spoiler:he's very cheerful and charismatic]].
* AnimalMotif: Based around the monkey theme.
* AsianAirhead: Though he's really just [[spoiler: ObfuscatingStupidity]].
* [[spoiler:AssassinOutclassin]]: [[spoiler:After his breakdown, Shelly de Killer tries to kill him because he felt betrayed. However, Ryōken Hōinbō saved him]].
* [[spoiler:BigBad]]
* [[spoiler:BigBadFriend]]: To [[spoiler: Kay]] and especially [[spoiler: Regina.]]
* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing]]
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds AND]]. [[StepfordSmiler HOW]].]]
* [[spoiler:BrokenBird]]: A rare male example, but being [[spoiler: abandoned by your father]] and [[spoiler: growing up in an OrphanageOfFear]] can really [[spoiler: [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds break someone]]]].
* CatchPhrase: [[FragileFlower "Nowaynowaynoway!"]]
* ChekhovsGunman
* [[spoiler:TheChessmaster]]
* CuteAndPsycho
* [[spoiler:DangerouslyGenreSavvy]]: How does he manage to get [[spoiler:[[AmoralAttorney Bansai Ichiyanagi]] convicted]]? By letting [[spoiler:the innocent Kay be falsely accused]], knowing someone will [[spoiler:have to defend her]], and in doing so [[spoiler:expose the real killer]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DisappearedDad: Supposedly, he died years ago. [[spoiler: Actually, his real father is very much alive and a murderer who went missing to cover up his crime.]]
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* [[spoiler: EvenTheDogIsAshamed]]: Taken to its logical conclusion [[spoiler:in his VillainousBreakdown]].
* [[spoiler: EvilLaugh]]: Just like his father.
* [[spoiler: EvilOrphan]]
* [[spoiler: EvilRedhead]]: He used to have black hair.
* EyesAlwaysShut: The interesting thing is that when Money the Monkey is with him, Money tugs on his hair to resemble Sōta's facial expressions. This, of course causes his eyes to be open as a result. So his eyes are basically closed otherwise. Until he opens them. [[spoiler:They aren't creepy, though they do make him look just as clever as Edgeworth -[[MagnificentBastard which he is]].]]
* FluffyTamer
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Bansai Ichiyanagi]] wore the mask of Zuruwan during the auction. Zuruwan is the nemesis of Global Hero Onyankopon. Souta's wearing a blue shirt with Onyankopon's insignia. This foreshadows their [[spoiler:enmity]], although [[spoiler:Ichiyanagi]] isn't his [[TheDragon top target]].
* FragileFlower: He's terrified of everyone he meets, going so far as to faint when Edgeworth glares at him. This is probably due to [[spoiler:his misanthropy]].
* FriendToAllLivingThings: He's an animal tamer for a reason. He even got ''Money the monkey'' to be friends with him! [[spoiler:But when his true nature is made clear they turn on him]].
* [[spoiler:HeWhoFightsMonsters: In trying to take down the conspirators, he winds up using the same methods they themselves used--to the point that he and Bansai wind up trying to kidnap the exact same kid in order to manipulate the same trial, albeit with a completely different verdict in mind. It especially bothers him to learn Kazami had tried to throw off the estimated death time in the same method he himself did with Ou's body double]].
* IdenticalStranger: When his character design was first released, he was criticized for looking like a male Dahlia Hawthorne. [[spoiler: He certainly [[CuteAndPsycho acts]] like her too]].
* JapanesePronouns: ''Boku,'' as is fitting for his personality. [[spoiler:Significantly, he switches to the much rougher ''ore'' when his true colors are revealed.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: He forgot who [[spoiler:his father]] was, and ended up assuming [[spoiler:his father was the victim of the IS-7 Incident]], and his friend's [[spoiler:father was the murderer]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Restless People" when you first meet him. "Strange People" when you talk to him. And [[spoiler:when he reveals himself, "The Man Who Masterminds The Game".]]
* [[spoiler:MaddenIntoMisanthropy]]: His experiences have given him a [[spoiler:chronic distrust of other people]], and an [[spoiler:obsession with being strong]].
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard]]
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: "''Saru''" means monkey. [[spoiler:His first name can also be read as "Kusata", a pun on "Kusatta" (rotten). Combined with his real family name (Kazami), his name means "Rotten Flavour".]]
* MonkeyMoralityPose: Often covers his eyes or mouth in this manner when frightened.
* [[spoiler:MonsterClown]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* PeoplePuppets: When Money the Monkey appears, he immediately starts to control Sōta's arms using his hair.
* RealMenWearPink: He is usually seen with a pink hoodie and shoes on. At the circus, he wears a pink and purple clown costume and has pink makeup on.
* [[spoiler:RightHandCat]]: He uses one as part of his [[spoiler:SlouchOfVillainy pose]].
* [[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins: Sure he was caught, but his main objective was revenge and he got it, big time]]
* TheRunaway: A combination of Orphan and Circus type.
* [[spoiler:SissyVillain]]
* [[spoiler:SpannerInTheWorks]]
* StepfordSmiler: Type A and [[spoiler: C]].
* [[spoiler:SympathyForTheDevil]]: Though whether or not he's truly [[spoiler: a devil]] is up to you.
* [[spoiler:TragicVillain]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown]]: His is one of the most awesome and hilarious [[spoiler:BigBad breakdowns]] in Ace Attorney, considering that [[spoiler:all of his animal friends beat the crap out of him when he is exposed]].
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds]]: After all the [[spoiler:crap he went through]], you almost [[spoiler:can't ''blame'' him]] for becoming [[spoiler:a MagnificentBastard MonsterClown]].
* [[spoiler:YouKilledMyFather]]: Though he didn't [[spoiler:murder]] him, he believes it was Naito's fault that [[spoiler:his father died. Of course, he's mistaken about whose father is whose]].

!!'''Shūji Orinaka'''

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One of the prisoners in the jail. He used to be a boxer and he continues practicing in prison. His prison number is D-259. He has a polar bear called Mark, who's always hanging around with him (literally). [[spoiler: He tried to escape the prison. His bear knocked a guard unconscious and then Orinaka stole his cell keys and disguised himself as a guard]]. His plan was foiled when [[spoiler:Mark recognized him in the uniform]].

* DressingAsTheEnemy
* {{Gonk}}
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: His full name is a pun on "ori no naka shūjin", which means "prisoner in a cage".
* MuggedForDisguise: [[spoiler: He even mugged another guy just to have someone to pin it on.]]
* NoodleIncident: It's never explained exactly what he's in for. [[spoiler:He can get quite violent when provoked]], and [[spoiler:threatens to kill Edgeworth]] on at least one occasion, which could imply something. But then again, Ryōken says [[spoiler:several of the inmates were falsely accused]], so you never know.
* ShippedInShackles
* TunnelKing
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: His face repeatedly snaps every which way like he's being punched in the face, then he collapses with teeth knocked out.]]

!!'''Ryōken Hōinbō'''

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A former assassin who would use his dog, Kuro, as a pet and a weapon. The ringing of Kuro's green bell was said to be the last thing his victims would hear before their deaths. He is blind and Kuro is his guiding dog. [[spoiler:He saved the lives of Manosuke and Sōta when they were trapped in a car while it was freezing outside. Their parents abandoned them so he brought them to an orphanage.]] Later, when he was asked to [[spoiler: assassinate Teikun Ō near this very orphanage, Sōta recognized him and saved his life.]] He was eventually caught, prosecuted by Edgeworth and imprisoned.

* BadassGrandpa
* BaldOfAwesome
* BaldOfEvil: [[spoiler:Subverted. He may be an assassin, but he's [[NobleDemon not completely evil]].]]
* ChekhovsGunman[=/=]RedHerring : [[ZigzaggedTrope Zig-zags repeatedly between the two.]]
** You first meet him after a very ominous buildup, and upon seeing him he's practically the definition of ObviouslyEvil. But you don't really get much worthwhile information out of him. But later, after finding out the victim was [[spoiler: seemingly]] killed by a [[spoiler: dog]], the player begins to suspect him. By the time you confront him again, Edgeworth is utterly convinced he's the killer. [[spoiler:He isn't]]. Later subverted again when you find out [[spoiler:though he didn't commit the murder, he was the indirect cause of it]].
** As if that wasn't enough, in Case 5 you find out he was hired to kill [[spoiler: the ''real'' president of Zheng Fa 12 years ago, so his body double could pull a DeadPersonImpersonation]]. Said [[spoiler: double]] turns up dead in the present. Surely he's the killer this time. [[spoiler:Nope. But he does provide the final piece of the puzzle Edgeworth needs to work out who the real mastermind is]].
* [[spoiler: DiskOneFinalBoss]]: Of Case 2. A very notable case, in that [[spoiler:Even Edgeworth is convinced he's the killer, and the scene is even set up just like a final confrontation]].
* HandicappedBadass: He's blind.
* HellIsThatNoise: The ringing of Kuro's bell. [[spoiler:In-Universe, Marie Miwa seemed to think so, given how the sound features in her breakdown]].
* KarmaHoudini
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Tone of an Assassin".
* LuxuryPrisonSuite: Perhaps even more so than [[spoiler: Kristoph]]. Kay lampshades it during an investigation. [[spoiler: Later [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] when it's revealed he gets his luxury treatment by threatening the warden.]]
* MexicanStandoff: Against [[spoiler:Shelly de Killer]].
* MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll: [[spoiler: Though he's not able to kill directly anymore, he still maintains the influence he once had. The mere knowledge that he has 'dogs' outside the prison and that they [[OhCrap know where her family is]] allows him to manipulate the warden into giving him anything he wants, through this he established himself as the prison's "supplier", 'ordering' items for other prisoners in exchange for favours. Hell, his imprisonment allows him to play a major role in the BigBad's plan.]]
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant
* NobleDemon
* NonStandardCharacterDesign
* NoodleIncident: We never find out exactly how he got caught and imprisoned.
* ParentalSubstitute: A father figure to [[spoiler:Sōta.]]
* PetTheDog: He is fond of his dog Kuro [[spoiler:and he also rescued Manosuke and Sōta when they were children, being a father figure to Sōta.]]
* [[spoiler: PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou: Offers this to Shimon. [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim He turns it down.]]]]
* ProfessionalKiller
* ProphetEyes

!!'''Issei Tenkai'''

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A professional chef who has his own show where he sings, dances, and makes sweets, such as cake. [[spoiler: He's also slowly losing his sense of taste, but he's working on a cure.]] He is also the main suspect in the IS-7 case. Gregory Edegeworth was his defense attorney. He didn't manage to completely prove his innocence, but since he revealed that [[spoiler:the autopsy report had to be faked because the victim's body was missing]], the prosecutor, Manfred von Karma, had to charge him with accomplice to murder instead.

* ChekhovsGun: While in prison, he has a hard time tasting salty foods, and he claims this is due to an illness causing him to lose his sense of taste. [[spoiler: Turns out, the real killer has a more severe form of the same illness, and it plays a part in his motive.]]
* FalseConfession: He eventually cracked under the pressure and confessed. The fact that von Karma questioned him day and night, causing his hair to turn white, helped a lot.
* FunnyAfro
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Sweet Happiness".
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: His name comes from the phrase "tenka ichi", meaning "the best on earth", referencing his reputation of his pastries being the best around. For once, the pun is actually acknowledged in-game, since it's his nickname.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Tsukasa Oyashiki.
* PerpetualFrowner: [[spoiler: Only to his past self]].

!!'''Delicy Scone'''

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An another confectionery chef who participated in the dessert-making contest. She is from England. [[spoiler:She is actually a pharmacist who works for the Tenkai Group, who was sent to oversee the secret Tenkai Recipe.]] She acts as an old lady and is the only character who hasn't changed a bit in 18 years.

* BigEater: She snacks on the other contestants' works. It depends how much she snacks on them but [[spoiler:Kazami doesn't seem to take kindly to that habit]].
* CharacterTic: Most of the time, you'll see her stirring in her bowl or holding it.
* [[spoiler:CheatersNeverProsper]]: She apparently [[spoiler:cheated her way into the competition]] so she can do her job: [[spoiler:never let Tenkai's works go public]]. That's one more reason [[spoiler:for the murderer to attempt to frame her]].
* {{Frameup}}: [[spoiler:Kazami tried to frame her by placing the murder weapon in her room. She only becomes a suspect for a short while as a result]].
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler: The Tenkai Group sent her to spy on Tenkai and made sure his work never goes public.]]
* [[spoiler:TheNapoleon]]: Only part of it though. She's [[spoiler:not evil]] but she can get angry real fast when you insult her.
* TheNicknamer: To everyone. Including Manfred Von Karma.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Her eyes look different from the rest of the Act Attorney characters but of course, no one comments on it.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Multiple layers of it, in fact! When Gregory first exposes the fact that [[spoiler: she doesn't know the first thing about cooking and her contest entries are just props]], she claims [[spoiler: she is just a BigEater who entered the contest on a whim because she loved sweets, and never expected to get all the way to the finals.]] Naturally, it's much more complicated than that, and when you meet her in the present it's clear she's much smarter than she acts. [[spoiler: She's able to produce irrefutable evidence clearing her name when accused]], for one.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Her exact age is unknown but she claims to be very old. It's a running joke in the case.
* PunnyName: Delicious cone. A scone is a small British quick bread of Scottish origin. And she claims to be from England.
* RummageFail: Does one when looking for [[spoiler: the theft report giving her a perfect alibi]], but it's played with: it's a blink-and-you-miss-it moment, but [[spoiler: one of the "wrong" objects she produces actually is relevant to the case, [[ChekhovsGun it just won't play a part until later.]]]]
* SecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Not really. She's actually a pharmacist]], even though she looks like a pastry chef.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Bugs?]]: ''Hates'' cockroaches with a passion, so much so that she carries [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill an incredibly strong persticide]] with her at all times.


!!'''Tsukasa Oyashiki'''

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A girl who assists Issei Tenkai on his show. She was abandoned by her biological parents who left her at Tenkai's doorstep. He raised her as his own daughter. [[spoiler: She hid the body of the IS-7 victim and prepared a trap for the real murderer, knowing that he would eventually return.]]

* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DoorstopBaby
* [[spoiler:FramingTheGuiltyParty: Tries to do this after 18 years.]]
* HairDecorations
* HappilyAdopted
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Sweet Dance".
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: Her name contains the kanji for "resident of mansion" and "blanket". [[spoiler:A reference to how she first hid the body]].
** Her full name is a pun on "o yashiki o tsukasadoru" which means "[to be] responsible for the residence". She takes care of Tenkai's mansion.
** Her surname Oyashiki may be pun on "okashi", which means sweet.
* {{Meido}}
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Appearance only, her personality is still same as 18 years ago.
* SingleTear: When she breaks down she reaches a hand up dramatically and cries a single tear.
* TearsOfRemorse: [[spoiler: {{Subverted}}. She is arrested for poisoning, but [[TearsOfJoy she's glad that Tenkai finally got free after all those years]]]].
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler:With her hiding the body, she's indirectly responsible for the forgery of evidence, which led to von Karma's penalty, and then the DL-6 incident and [[FridgeHorror considering the aftermath of THAT case]] [[DisasterDominoes she is also]] indirectly responsible for the fall of the Fey Clan and Dahlia's StartOfDarkness, the poor girl has '''a lot''' of blood on her hands]].
* TheWoobie: Considered one in-universe by Gregory and Tateyuki, her backstory even makes Gregory shed a few tears.

!!'''Yutaka Kazami'''

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A pastry chef [[spoiler: without the ability to taste]]. His [[spoiler:son]] was therefore very valuable to him. He and the victim of IS-7, Isaku Hyōdō, [[spoiler:secretly collaborated together]] in a dessert-making contest. Kazami was in charge of the flavor. [[spoiler:Isaku betrayed him, abducted his son]] and later [[spoiler:blackmailed him when he found out about his disability]]. [[spoiler:Kazami killed him]] and [[spoiler:fled the country]].

* [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Pastry Chef Guy]]: He considers his work almost akin to martial arts.
* BadassBeard: In the present.
* ChekhovsGunman: At the end [[spoiler:his role becomes a lot more important]]. He's not just a simple [[spoiler:criminal]]. He's [[spoiler: the father of Sōta Sarushiro]].
* [[SeriousBusiness Desserts Are Serious Business]]: So much so that [[spoiler: He framed Delish simply on account of her being "not a real pastry chef", and is deeply dissapointed Tenkai was suspected instead, as he considered him a WorthyOpponent.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilLaugh]]: Even more proof that he's [[spoiler:Sōta's]] father. [[spoiler:Edgeworth actually sees the resemblance]].
* [[spoiler: IHaveNoSon: Claims this in the present. He pretty much only valued his as a guinea pig for his cooking, and once he started to get his taste back, his son had [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived his usefulness.]]]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Brandished Flavor"
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: To Sōta Sarushiro.]]
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: His name means "full of flavor". [[spoiler:He most certainly isn't.]] His surname contains the kanji for "weathercock".
* NotSoStoic: He normally speaks very politle, somewhat archaic language and acts like your typical CoolOldGuy in the present. [[spoiler: He has one hell of an EvilLaugh, and practically borders on EvilIsHammy once he's cornered.]]
* [[RealMenWearPink Real Men Are Pastry Chefs]]: And he's ''very'' serious about it too.
* ToBeAMaster: Claims this as his sole goal for entering the contest. [[spoiler: There's more to it than that.]]
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown]]: Carves a dough effigy of himself with his bare hands, [[spoiler:then slices it in half]].
* [[spoiler: WakeUpCallBoss]]: His testimony is considerably harder to crack than anything beforehand. [[spoiler:And even then, he still has the Statute of Limitations on his side...]]
* [[spoiler: YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle]]: [[spoiler: You prove his motive, means and opprtunity and then, in a shock subversion of the series' normal conventions, he proceeds to ''flat-out admit everything you said is true'' and gives a full confession. It seems like it's all over... until he goes LaughingMad and reminds you of the Statute of Limitations.]]

!!'''Tōko Mutō'''

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A university hospital nurse. She's Otome Itami's granddaughter and she assists her from time to time. She found and treated Kay after she fell down and lost her memories. [[spoiler:She was forced to work with Bansai Ichiyanagi. He made her don a mask and the victim's clothes to pretend she was one of the auction customers]].

* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:After Bansai killed Kagome during the auction, he made Mutō switch clothes with her and pretend she was one of the customers]].
* GenerationXerox: She ended up just like her grandmother.
* {{Kawaiiko}}
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Her Japanese name comes from the word for glucose (''budoutou'').
* TranslatorBuddy: To Itami.

!!'''Otome Itami'''

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A coroner and the director of the Itami hospital who works with Tōko Mutō, her grandchild. She's very old and when speaking she always whispers it to Tōko who then relays it loud enough to the others. [[spoiler:She was forced to work with Bansai Ichiyanagi. He made her create a fake autopsy report, which he then gave to von Karma.]]

* TheDividual: She never appears without her granddaughter.
* {{Gonk}}
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: "Itami o tome" means "stop the pain".
* NonIndicativeName: Usually, "otome" is used to describe a young lady. She most definitely isn't.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: She's kind to those she likes. To the others, not so much.
* TheVoiceless: She does talk, but you can't hear her.

!!'''Shimon Aizawa'''

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A 13-year old boy. He's a middle school actor, often mistaken for an elementary school student. He has a starring role in the upcoming Borumosu movie, which is being filmed by the Global Studios. His mother, Ami, died a few years ago so her cousin, Hakari Mikagami now takes care of him. [[spoiler: He is the son of the real Teikun Ō.]]

* AnimalMotif: Based around the cow theme.
* BrattyHalfPint
* CheerfulChild
* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler:He's been dead for a long time]].
* FailedASpotCheck: [[spoiler:Completely failed to notice Bansai Ichiyanagi hiding in the lot and Souta Sarushiro lowering a body into the lot from a hot-air balloon.]] Granted, he had earphones in and was talking on the phone for the latter event, but still.
* FanBoy: He's a fanboy of Borumosu. You can tell by his clothes and the horns he wears.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Pointed Age"
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: "Shimon" means fingerprints.
* MissingMom: She died a few years ago so he was adopted by her [[PromotionToParent cousin]].
* OlderThanTheyLook
* TheStoic: [[spoiler: Once you startle him though, he's just like any other boy.]]
* TellMeAboutMyFather: [[spoiler:The Ō they saw killed is an imposter. And only the cowardly imposter, an animal-loving warden, a corrupt prosecutor and a circus clown knows]]. So it's perfectly understandable.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Milk. [[spoiler: His damage sprite shows that his backpack contains more milk cartons, and when he gets kidnapped, a milk carton is used to track him down]].

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[[folder:Manga characters - Phoenix Wright]]

!!'''Belle Windsor''' (''Suzume Kazama'')
Larry’s latest girlfriend, she was previously in a relationship with Bright Bonds, only for him to keep pursuing her despite being married. [[spoiler: It’s the other way around; she wanted him quite badly, then killed him for refusing.]]

* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing]]: [[spoiler:Manipulated Larry into taking the fall for her killing Bonds for rejecting her]]
* {{Expy}}: Her hair and kimono make her look somewhat like Aoi from ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'', [[spoiler:except Aoi is not the type to commit murder over being rejected]]
* HiddenEyes: Particularly shortly before she adopts an especially emotional [[spoiler:or psychotic]] facial expression.
* [[spoiler:IfICantHaveYou]]
* [[spoiler:INeverSaidItWasPoison]]: She knew that [[spoiler:Bonds was at Gourd Lake]] so [[spoiler:it means she must have been there.]]
* [[spoiler:JustBetweenYouAndMe]]: [[spoiler:Calls up Bright so that he’ll know who killed him]].
* [[spoiler:SinisterSilhouettes]]: Although it's revealed pretty early in the story. Only her face is hidden but you can still see her clothes.
* [[spoiler:WomanScorned]]
* [[spoiler:{{Yandere}}]]

!!'''Biddy Tenniman''' (''Yone Ootsuka'')
Manager of the Run-Down Inn, and a witness called to the stand.

* FlawExploitation: The Run-Down Inn doesn't have any air conditioning so [[spoiler: Belle Windsor had to open up the window in one of the apartments to make it look like it was her apartment.]]
* {{Gonk}}: Large eyes and lips.
* ParrotPetPosition: She always has a cat with her.
* SeinfeldianConversation: Payne remarked that she likes to talk about nothing since all she talked about before her tesrimony began was to try to convince Phoenix into moving into the Run Down Inn. [[spoiler: It turned out to be useful since she said there was no air conditioning so Phoenix uses that to figure out that Belle Windsor opened p the window in her apartment.]]
* ShroudedInMyth: She doesn't know what Gourdy really is.

!!'''Bobby Wolfe''' (''Sasao Komori'')
Robin Wolfe’s younger brother, a reclusive spider fanatic. He's suspected of killing Robin in Turnabout Gallows.

* CantHoldHisLiquor: Passes out after ''one beer'', according to Brock.
* {{Gonk}}
* HeroicBSOD: After all his spiders die in the fire, he can't even put two words together.
* InVinoVeritas: Brock tries this on him, but he passes out too quickly.
* LonersAreFreaks: He’s a recluse whom his brother says could never get a job at his age, but he’s not a killer.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He’s fairly short and looks like a young boy, but he’s well into middle age

!!'''Theridia Wolfe''' (''Himeko Komori'')
Robin Wolfe's wife, who is not on good terms with him at the time of his death, and is also cold to Phoenix and Maya.

* IceQueen: But not without a few soft spots, such as when she cries and comforts her daughter after the true killer of her husband is revealed
* IOweYouMyLife: Subverted. She did send Lira to shut off the main breaker for Robin and he dies anyway.
* TheNicknamer: Subverted. She's the only one who calls Bobby "Robert" while everybody else just calls him Bobby.

!!'''Lira Wolfe''' (''Sara Komori'')
Robin and Theridia’s daughter, she was in a relationship with Eddie Johnson prior to his death

* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Although most of her rebellious streak stems from the fact that her father killed her boyfriend.
* {{Forgiveness}} / {{Revenge}}: Has an interesting variation of this at the end of the trial; she says she will never forgive [[spoiler:Brock]] for killing her father (whom she hated for killing Eddie but still loved as her father), but won’t take her revenge, because revenge never makes anyone feel better.
* GirlishPigtails

!!'''Brock Johnson''' (''Hatsurou Kimura'')
An electrician and Eddie's older brother, who is currently investigating Robin over his suspicion that he was responsible for his brother's death.

* MeaningfulName/ ShoutOut: He and his brother Eddie’s names, combined, form “[[SpiderMan Eddie Brock]]”, also known as Comicbook/{{Venom}}.
* ConfessToALesserCrime: [[spoiler:He admits to setting fire to Wolfe Manor when it looks as though Bobby might get off, after Edgeworth tricks him into confessing. He claims that he's doing this to catch a murderer, although he's hoping to avoid being revealed]].
* CynicismCatalyst: Mr. Wolfe essentially [[DrivenToSuicide drove Eddie to suicide]], [[spoiler:so he sought revenge]].
* [[spoiler:DeadPersonImpersonation]]: [[spoiler:Pretends to be his dead brother for the purpose of tormenting Mr. Wolfe]]
* MusclesAreMeaningful: [[spoiler: After all, he was the only one who could lift all the furniture of the Den of Spiders up onto the ceiling.]]
* NiceHat: [[spoiler: He uses his hat as part of his impersonation of his dead brother.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: A more limited example; [[spoiler:he pretends to carelessly activate the Den of Spiders' chair's restraints with Maya inside, but it's clear later on that he knew how it worked in advance]].
* [[spoiler:{{Revenge}}]]: [[spoiler:His motivation, although Lira, who loved Eddie, thinks otherwise, refusing to forgive him but saying that she doesn’t want revenge]].
* SayingTooMuch: [[spoiler:Edgeworth tricks him into admitting to setting the fire this way, after he insists that he was wearing gloves.]]
* SleevesAreForWimps
* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]

!!'''Thomas Spitzer''' (''Azuchi Yamashiro'')
Bobby's only friend, a professor and expert on spiders who often visits Wolfe Manor.

* AbsentMindedProfessor: He neglects to mention that the elevator in the Den of Spiders only carries one person.
* BerserkButton: Don't question him about his knowledge of spiders.
* FaceHeelTurn: Of a sort. He initially begs Phoenix to defend Bobby, but then testifies for the prosecution after claiming Edgeworth convinced him that Bobby is guilty.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Phoenix has to wonder how much Thomas cares for Bobby, especially considering that he doesn’t stand up to Robin. In the end, though, Bobby gets a job working for Spitzer and caring for his spiders, and is considerably happier as a result.

!!'''Julie Henson''' (''Juri Okazaki'')
Assistant to the publicity team at Sparkle Land, and the defendant in Turnabout Showtime.

* CharacterTics: Biting her nails when she's nervous. Raymond ''[[BerserkButton hates]]'' it, but Phoenix finds it cute.
* TheCutie: Phoenix is quite attracted to her, presumably because she slightly resembles Dahlia. It's unclear whether this is before or after [[spoiler:he learns Iris actually did love him.]]
* StandardFemaleGrabArea: Gumshoe takes her away this way. {{Justified|Trope}} in that resisting arrest is not a good idea.
* WorkingWithTheEx: There is some unspoken tension between her and Flip because he left her for another girl, leading her to be suspected for his murder.

!!'''Raymond Spume''' (''Kosuke Kasugai'')

Publicity team leader at Sparkle Land, the creator of the Sparklestar and Friends show and the one playing Sparklestar. He's Julie, Buck and Flip's immediate superior.

* AdjustingYourGlasses
* BadBoss
* BerserkButton: Julie biting her fingernails.
* [[spoiler:BlondGuysAreEvil]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler:Framing Julie for murder over her biting her nails and in his view, not having "the attitude of a professional"]]
* {{Expy}}: His appearance is similar to that of Kristoph Gavin, [[spoiler:down to committing murder out of jealousy over someone else replacing him]].
* [[spoiler:FourEyesZeroSoul]]
* [[spoiler:GreenEyedMonster]]: [[spoiler:Toward Flip, who was to replace him as Sparklestar]].
* [[spoiler:HeelRealization]]: [[spoiler:After he’s exposed, he realizes that he was the one who “dragged Sparklestar’s name through the mud”.]]
* JerkAss: Treats Julie horribly for even minor infractions, [[spoiler:and even before trying to frame her for murder.]]
* LightIsNotGood: “Ray” was chosen as in “ray of light”.
* {{Megane}}
* NiceCharacterMeanActor
* SayingTooMuch: A case in which it isn’t immediately obvious that he had even made a mistake. His yelling at Julie for biting her nails after finding Flip dead like she did in the show indicates that [[spoiler:he was turned around inside his costume, thus validating Phoenix’s theory that the killer wore his costume backwards to open it from the inside, stabbed Flip (who was himself wearing his costume backwards) , then turned himself back around]].
* SeriousBusiness: His view on Sparklestar, from yelling at Julie for biting her nails to [[spoiler:killing Flip for being chosen as his replacement and framing Julie over her biting her nails]].
* [[spoiler:SinisterSilhouettes]]: If you look at the intro, you [[spoiler:can see part of his hair before he stabbed Chambers.]]

!!'''Buck Montana''' (''Hosaku Futogayama'')
Part of the publicity team of Sparkle Land. He plays Humongostar for Sparkle Land.

* BigOlEyebrows
* CrossPoppingVeins: While insisting that he could not have set up a second wire to get out of his costume.
* CuteLittleFangs: Has a [[PunnyName buck]] tooth on his lower jaw.
* TheGamblingAddict
* HairTriggerTemper
* OneSteveLimit: Two cases later, Buck Wheatley is the victim.
* TrappedByGamblingDebts: When Phoenix is identified as a defense lawyer, Raymond suspects Buck turned to crime to pay back his debts.

!! '''Cameron Show''' (''Shotaro Sakae'')
A long-time Sparklestar fan who has taped every show.

* CharacterTics: He has a habit of saying "Umm..." a lot.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Although it's just squinting.
* FanBoy: He's been recording Sparkestar shows since he was 3 years old.
* PeekABangs

!! '''Cool Saito'''
A fortune teller specifies in ice cream fortune telling.

* ContinuityNod: Kind of. It's the future that Saito predicted. And that future is when Phoenix Wright will become a [[ApolloJusticeAceAttorney pianist.]]
* FoodSlap: Only that Franziska was the one who did it unintentionally. When Saito offered the judge some ice cream, Franziska destroys it with her whip and it wind up on all of the judge's head.
* FortuneTeller
* PhonyPsychic: At least that's what Phoenix thought of him. After all, he was predicted to become a pianist in the future so he thought Saito was a quack psychic. Oh, how wrong Phoenix was...
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Ice cream. [[spoiler:After Fortune Circle has been closed down, he decides to master the art of making ice cream.]]

!! '''Russi Clover''' (''Kaede Hiirragi'')
A girl who loves anything that has to do with occult. She's accused of killing Oracle Hecate but she's admitting it since she thought it was the Lord of Death who caused her to do it. [[spoiler: She later joined the Great Tengu Society just so she can take pictures of the tengu. Of course, another murder occurs and she's accused of being the murderer again.]]

* FanGirl: She loves anything that has to do with with occult or psychic powers.
* FangsAreEvil: She imagines herself with fangs after being possessed by the Lord of Death.
* HairDecoration: She has a hairpin.
* KubrickStare
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: She visited Oracle to try to stop Cytherea's prophecy.
* SuddenNameChange: In the English version. After her two times hanging out with Nick and Maya, she has a case with Edgeworth in his manga, where her name suddenly changes to "Candy Holly". The two series have different translators, so it's likely a case of them not comparing notes.

!! '''Moira Cytherea''' (''Mariko Kirameki'')
A fortune teller who gets her tellings from the Venutian, an alien living on the planet Venus.

* CompressedHair: [[spoiler: She's really a blonde.]]
* FortuneTeller
* HiddenEyes: Most of the time, her hat covers her eyes.
* NeatFreak: She claims it's necessary for her hands to be clean during her communication with the Venutian. [[spoiler: In that case, her hands would have been dirty from the red ink from Maya's hand, which was dirty from Wally Flores's ink.]]
* NeverBareheaded: [[spoiler: She takes off her hat after she confesses.]]
* [[spoiler:PhonyPsychic]]: Her predictions about the Lord of Death [[spoiler: were there to make it look like she's a reliable psychic.]]
* PropheciesAreAlwaysRight: Her prediction about the Lord of Death taking over Russi's body came true. [[spoiler: Because of her meddling, of course.]]
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: Well, she 's the one who made one. She predicted that the Lord of Death will possess Russi so she tries to stop that by visiting Oracle. [[spoiler: Of course, it only came true because Cytherea made it happen.]]
* [[spoiler:TearsOfRemorse]]: [[spoiler:She does this as, in a rare occasion, she actually apologizes to the person she was trying to frame]]
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness]]: Oracle's Nether World Prophecies was [[spoiler: becoming so famous that Oracle didn't need Cytherea anymore.]]
* YoureJustJealous: When she [[spoiler: threatens to tell everybody of their little trick of their fortune-telling, Oracle merely shrugged it off since everybody will think she's just jealous of her.]]

!! '''Wally Flores/[[spoiler:Caliente del Fuego]]''' (''Minoru Hikage/[[spoiler:Kaen Homura]]'')
The substitute for Hans Future Simon, the fortune teller who specifies in palm reading. He's the personal general affairs manager of YY Company. [[spoiler: He reappears in Turnabout Gurgitation as Caliente del Fuego.]]

* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: He has noticeably more paler skin than the other fortune tellers.
* FleetingPassionateHobbies: He's only going to do palm reading until the usual palm reader gets back. [[spoiler: Of course, after the case, Fortune Circle is closed down so he went back to his original job.]]
* FortuneTeller
* JumpScare: He hides under the witness stand during his testimony.
* KubrickStare: This is what he said while he stares like that:
--> '''Wally Flores''': If you don't take at least two minutes washing your hands, you won't get all the germs off of them.
* MyCard
* NeatFreak: Well, he does have serious germaphobia. [[spoiler: As a gourmand fighter, he tries to roast everything as a result.]]
* NiceHat: More like a headband.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Well, in terms of clothing for fortune tellers, his is the oddest since he wears a suit. {{Justified|Trope}} as he's just a replacement.
* TerrifiedOfGerms: Phoenix accidentally had his thumb touch his hand and it made him all freaked out so much that he had to go to the bathroom for two or three minutes to wash his hands. [[spoiler: That's enough time for him to supposedly go through the ventilation and kill Oracle Hecate but he's not the killer.]]
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Firs, he's the personal general affairs manager of YY Company, then he's a fortune teller, then he's [[spoiler: a contestant on Gourmand Battle.]]

!! '''Diana Wheatley''' ''(Tsukimi Kanenari)''
The defendant in Turnabout From Heaven

* AbusiveParents: Her father [[spoiler:and her stepmother]]
* ThePromise: To inherit her mother's necklace when she turns 20.
* SayMyName: [[spoiler:At the end of her trial]].
-->'''Diana''':[[spoiler: "MOM!"]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Love]]''': "DIANA!"
* SelfMadeOrphan: Subverted.
* SympatheticMurderer: Edgeworth sympathizes with her, but says she must pay for her crime. Then again, as is often the case, she is not the culprit.
* TraumaInducedAmnesia: [[spoiler:It's suggested that this is why she forgot which birthday was her mother's and which one was hers, as well as believing that her abusive stepmother was her "kidnapper", while her mother was her actual parent]].

!! '''Dreama Love''' ''(Yumeko Aizawa)''
Buck Wheatley's doctor [[spoiler:and Diana's mother]]

* FunnyAfro: [[spoiler:Which appears to be a wig]]
* [[spoiler:MamaBear]]: [[spoiler:Tries to take Diana away from her AbusiveParents and considers killing Buck for hurting her]]
* TakingTheHeat: Tries to confess to the murder [[spoiler:because the defendant is her daughter]].

!! '''Alice Butler''' ''(Morie Kidai)''
Housekeeper for Buck Wheatley.

* IWasQuiteALooker

!! '''Kevin Hattori''' ''(Yoshizumi Toriyama)''
Host of Gourmand Battle, and the defendant in Turnabout Gurgitation.

* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:Milo "Fairplay" Kent, once it comes to light that he cheated]].
* MartialArtsHeadband: One that says "Hot Blooded"

!! '''Carl Caesar''' ''(Michizane Shimon)''
Producer of Gourmand Battle. [[spoiler: No longer since the show was canceled because of Risa Iko.]]

* AlliterativeName
* CoolShades

!! '''Risa Iko''' ''(Risa Eko)''

One of the contestants on Gourmand Battle, who is obsessed with environmentalism.

* AnimeHair: A spiraling arrow is part of it.
* BerserkButton: Not recycling properly.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Risa might SEEM nice, but she's the one who poisoned Milo because he was a cheating "pollutant", tricking him into taking her food which she had purposefully poisoned after attacking him psychologically by having another gourmand call him out on his cheating, and sending him a death threat earlier, warning him that he was soon to die.]]
* BlankWhiteEyes: [[spoiler:During her VillainousBreakdown]]
* CrocodileTears
* PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo: [[spoiler:She tricks Fairplay into taking the poisoned bowl this way.]]
* PunnyName: Her name is pronounced similar to "Recycle".

!! '''Arnold "Muscles" Balboa''' ''(Muscle Taketora)''

Another contestant on Gourmand Battle.

* BigOlUnibrow
* IncriminatingIndifference: Subverted; he initially doesn't react much to Fairplay's death, which, combined with the later revelation that [[spoiler:he caught Fairplay cheating and told him to "drop dead"]] casts suspicion on him, but he's not the killer.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rocky Balboa.

!! '''Gale Cyclone''' ''(Ran Tatsumaki)''

A contestant on Gourmand Battle. She got her name since anything with mayonnaise on it, she will eat it like a tornado.

* OlderThanTheyLook: She's 18.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Mayonnaise.

!! '''All-Purpose Tengu'''

One of the Great Tengu Society's leaders.

* EyesAlwaysClosed
* StopWorshippingMe: [[spoiler: He and Power Tengu basically worship Franziska now, all because of her whip. She does not like it one bit.]]

!! '''Power Tengu'''

One of the Great Tengu Society's leaders.

* MusclesAreMeaningful: He's the guy who broke Sly's right leg.
* StopWorshippingMe: [[spoiler: He and All-Purpose Tengu form the Church of Thong, which is basically a cult dedicated to Franziska and her whip. She of course does not like it.]]

!! '''Princess Tengu'''

Founder of the Great Tengu Society.

* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing]]: She had [[spoiler:made up the Tengu and she can't believe that anyone would honestly worship a statue.]]
* [[spoiler:LaughingMad]]
* [[spoiler:PeoplePuppets]]: Which was how she [[spoiler: managed to throw off the time of the murder.]]
* SelectiveObliviousness: She won't believe anyone who has seen the Tengu since apparently, only those with decades of training can talk to the Tengu.
* ShroudedInMyth: It's rumored that she [[spoiler:used the money from the funding of the Great Tengu Society to pay for her own lifestyle.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown]]: [[spoiler: Breaks down laughing and admits the truth behind the Great Tengu Society]].
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[[folder:Manga characters - Miles Edgeworth]]

!! '''Jerrod Kessler''' ''(Kaidou Jirou)''

Chairman of the National Masquerade Society.

* NiceHat

!! '''Hanelle Irving''' ''(Hayano Imaga)''

A member of the National Masquerade Society.

* YourCheatingHeart: She tries to pull one off. When she tries to seduce Edgeworth, he warns her that adultery is no good when she has a fine husband at home.

!! '''Witch girl'''

->"Ah, I remember. He and I once spent a wonderful evening like this... But... that night will never come back again. Not without using magic..."

A guest at the masquerade party, who is dressed as a witch.

* NoNameGiven
* [[spoiler:PayEvilUntoEvil]]
* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]: [[spoiler:She lost her boyfriend and is absolutely enraged that the woman who drove him to his death is able to go on like nothing happened]].
* [[spoiler:WarmUpBoss]]


!! '''Drunken witch'''
A drunk who was in the bathroom at the time of the murder.

* [[spoiler:DudeLooksLikeALady]]

!! '''Hiedei'''

The bassist of Bird Wing.

* BlatantLies: In a case that doesn't impact the case at all, she claimed to have went to Bryan to try to cheer him up, when in fact she insulted him over his impromptu guitar solo.
* MyNaymeIs
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only female member of the band.
* WorkingWithTheEx: Had a breakup wtih Holland in the past.

!! '''Tannyn'''

The drummer of Bird Wing

* NotHelpingYourCase: Repeatedly insisting he would have killed Holland if he had the chance, combined with his lack of an alibi, makes him a prime suspect.
* LaughingMad: After declaring that he'd like to shake the hand of whoever killed Holland.
* SpeakIllOfTheDead: None of the members of Bird Wing are on good terms with each other or the victim, but Tannyn goes the extra mile in demonizing Holland after his death.

!! '''Byran'''

The guitarist of Bird Wing.

* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:He was counting on Clemmy to push the mis-labeled buttons as he intended, and Holland to fall into the lowered stage. It also worked out in his favor that he was able to stay with Hiedei, creating an alibi, while Tannyn (from whom he stole the murder weapon) went off on his own to have a cigarette, making himself suspicious]].
* BlankWhiteEyes: After being told that [[spoiler:his fingerprints are on the adhesive side of the tape label for the control panel]].
* DreadfulMusician: He's considered one with his impromptu guitar solo. [[spoiler:Possibly subverted if you consider that he wanted to cover up the sound of the stage being lowered, or double subverted when he says that it was his "requiem" for Holland]].
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown]]: [[spoiler:Flails back and forth, then falls to his knees]].

!! '''Clemmy Carmody'''

->"I fail at whatever I do... I'm always getting yelled at... the only thing that made life worth living for me was Bird Wing!"

A staff member who worked at Bird Wing's final concert.

* AlliterativeName
* ButtMonkey: He has a habit of making clumsy mistakes and often gets treated poorly for doing so. As such, he gets along well with Gumshoe.
* EpicFail: He's told to order twenty bento, and orders ''two hundred''. Edgeworth does a FacePalm when he hears this.
* {{Expy}}: In suggesting that he fails at whatever he does and always gets yelled at, he comes off as a male Maggey Byrde.
* PromotedFanboy: He took his job in order to meet the band, since he considers them the only thing that makes his life worth living.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:The murderer counted on him to push the right buttons, but put the wrong labels on them so he'd do what the murderer wanted]]

!! '''Chauncey Laboni'''

Tarkington's hostage during his heist, [[spoiler:which she adopted as his accomplice]].

* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing]]
* [[spoiler:DisguisedHostageGambit]]
* TheDulcineaEffect: Has this on Gumshoe, [[spoiler:and uses it to retrieve the gems she stashed in his car]]
* [[spoiler:WoundedGazelleGambit]]: [[spoiler:Plays the victim so she won't come off as suspicious. Gumshoe is fooled, but Edgeworth ultimately is not]].
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness]]: [[spoiler:Kills Tarkington to keep up her identity as his hostage and get away]].

!! '''Randolph Miller'''

Director of the Seselagi Art Museum

* [[spoiler:BrokenPedestal]]: [[spoiler:To Monet; not only did he lie and sell a painting for money, but he also killed her martial arts teacher]]
* {{Nepotism}}: Hires his niece Monet because she needs a job after college, despite not knowing anything about art. [[spoiler:It's actually ''because'' she doesn't know anything about art]]..
* SpringtimeForHitler: [[spoiler:In a manner similar to Alita Tiala, he hires people like Gumshoe, Bester, and Monet who don't know anything about art so that they won't know the painting is a fake]].
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Insists that his niece refer to him by his title at work.

!! '''Monet Kreskin'''

Randolph's niece, and an employee at his art museum.

* FanGirl: Seems to be a fan of the Gentlemen.

!! '''Amadeus Seal'''

A Van Koff scholar who came from abroad to see the painting "Officers."

* BowtiesAreCool: [[spoiler: The real Seal wears a top hat and a bowtie.]]
* GentlemanAndAScholar: [[spoiler:Or rather, ''GentlemanThief'' And A Scholar]]
* MistakenForAnImposter: He and Edgeworth were mistaken as members of the Gentlemen by Bester. [[spoiler: Quite ironic, since Seal was really a Gentleman in disguise and that the real Seal ended up having his cheeks pinched by Bester.]]
* NiceHat: He wears a top hat. [[spoiler: So does the real Seal.]]
* [[spoiler:TheRealRemingtonSteele]]: [[spoiler:Edgeworth is quite shocked when the real Seal appears in the paper, who is actually a lot more younger-looking than the impostor.]]

!! '''Handsome Gentlemen Thieves'''

A group of art thieves.

* AffablyEvil; [[InvokedTrope They invoke this]], in order to get the victims to lower their guard, but so far there's no clear indication on whether they're FauxAffablyEvil.
* BigBad: A possible candidate for the Edgeworth manga.
* BowtiesAreCool: They all wear red tuxedoes.
* DominoMask: From what we've seen of them in the images depicting them as a group, but [[spoiler:the one resembling Amadeus Seal goes for a fake mustache]]
* GentlemanThief: As the name implies
* WorthyOpponent: They apparently see Edgeworth as one.

!! '''Sarah Trinket'''
The secretary to the president of Toy-be.

* {{Meganekko}}
* TenderTears: She's upset about Brodie's fate and how much [[JerkAss Charles]] [[SpeakIllOfTheDead badmouths him]]

!! '''Tucker Toynbee'''
The vice president of Toy-be. One of the brothers to the president; he was originally thought to be the eldest son until their half-brother, Brodie resurfaced.

* AlliterativeName
* {{Gonk}}
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: He and his wife.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Panics and runs out after hearing that his father and older half-brother are dead because of the "curse," leaving Charles to take charge of the company.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: His son has a very similar hairstyle and large lips.
* UglyGuyHotWife:
!! '''Charles Toynbee'''
The managing director of Toy-be and the youngest child of the previous president.

* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:After murdering Brodie, he most likely assumed Tucker would be unable to take the helm of the company.]]
* JerkAss: He's glad that his oldest brother is dead now as he thought that he was a dud.
* SpeakIllOfTheDead: Sarah calls him out on it.
* UnexpectedSuccessor: With Brodie dead and Tucker, the next in line, unwilling to take the position, he stands to take charge of the company.

!! '''Shawn Southern'''
The actor playing the character "Detective Black' in "Othello Detectives: The Movie."

* AlliterativeName
* GourmetPetFood: Gives his dog cookies that cost 500 yen each and look enough like cakes humans would eat that the killer used them to make it look like he was having dessert with Emi when he killed her.
* YourCheatingHeart: Accused by Emi St. Cloud for cheating with the stylist.

!! '''Henry Biden'''
The actor playing the character "Detective White" in 'Othello Detectives: The Movie.'

* EyesAlwaysShut: They only open when he's surprised.

!! '''Kara Glamani'''
Emi St. Cloud's manager.

* BeleagueredAssistant
* HiddenEyes: Immediately before the...
* TraitorShot: After apologizing profusely when Emi yells at her and orders her out of the room, she glares once she's out of sight. Nothing ever comes of this, though.

!! '''Iris Suffield'''
The stylist of the movie.

!! '''Toad Havara'''
A paparazzi who has been "following" Emi St. Cloud for around 5 years.

* {{Paparazzi}}

!! '''Mitt Nelson'''
President of the Emi St. Cloud fan club.

* BlatantLies: When found inside Emi's wardrobe, he says "Good evening... I'm not doing anything suspicious."
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:By staying in the wardrobe room for hours, he essentially prevented Clink from changing his shoes, forcing him to hide one of his shoes while taking Havara's. This eventually becomes Edgeworth's decisive evidence]]
* StalkerWithoutACrush

!! '''Sergio Youngport'''
Manager of the Ogre's Axe Hotel

* BowtiesAreCool
* [[spoiler:CrimeAfterCrime]]: [[spoiler:He killed Samuel Sylent and hid the body in the wall. Unfortunately, he also hid the cell phone in the wall with him, and had to set a fire as part of a trick to fool Ava as to which floor she was on. When Granier wanted to demolish the hotel, that presented another obstacle to Youngport's plan, so he had to kill him, too]].
* [[spoiler:LaughingMad]]


!! '''Karl Powers'''
* A security guard for Ogre's Axe Hotel.

!! '''Ava Sylent'''
A woman who came to the Ogre's Axe hotel in search of her husband. She turns out to be a convicted extortionist.

* BigNo: [[spoiler:Upon finding her husband's body]].
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* EvilCripple: Confined to a wheelchair as a result of an accident.
* UnholyMatrimony: She and her husband are partners in crime. [[spoiler:She’s devastated by finding his body]]
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Takes advantage of her disability to convince others to lower their guard. It would be ObfuscatingDisability if not for the fact that it appears to be genuine.

!! '''Dr. Jiffy'''
The doctor of the Jiffy Clinic.

* GoodIsDumb: Falls prey to Swindell’s manipulation. [[spoiler:He does, however, realize that Clive faked spraining his ankle]]

!! '''Luna Marsh'''
A receptionist at Jiffy Clinic.

!! '''Hope Aubergine'''
A nurse at Jiffy Clinic.

* {{Meganekko}}
* ScaryShinyGlasses: At times
* SpeakIllOfTheDead: She suspects Swindell committed suicide to damage the clinic’s reputation.


!! '''Clive Fortuna'''
A patient at the clinic with a broken leg and a sprained ankle. [[spoiler:The latter was self-inflicted as part of his plan to kill Swindell]].

* BigOlEyebrows
* ButtMonkey: Has had many accidents, and Gumshoe naturally identifies with him.
* [[spoiler:DeliberateInjuryGambit]]: [[spoiler:Sprains his own ankle to immobilize himself and secure an alibi]].
* HiddenEyes: While ranting about Swindell’s death
* IOweYouMyLife: To Dr. Jiffy
* LaughingMad:
* [[spoiler:PoisonousFriend]]: [[spoiler:To Dr. Jiffy]].
* SpeakIllOfTheDead: He’s the most forthcoming in his joy that Swindell is dead. [[spoiler:He’s also the one who killed him]]


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[[folder:Debuted in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney]]

!!'''Larry Butz''' (''Masashi Yahari'')

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->"We were [[AnalogyBackfire Romeo and Juliet! Mark Antony and Cleopatra]]!"

Phoenix and Edgeworth's 'lovable' loser classmate. A very over-the-top, downright idiot playboy-wannabe, who always try to get a girlfriend and fails to keep one, either they dumped him or they get killed (the very first case

Because
of the series has his girlfriend murdered). He seems to attract trouble wherever he goes, thus earning him the saying, "When something smells, it's usually the Butz".

* AnythingThatMoves: Larry seems to always date models, but he's not above constant flattery of any other woman in range, including Maya, who is [[GenericCuteness supposedly kind of plain]]. If you show him a picture of Pearl in ''T&T'', he'll call her a "cutie" and only back off when he realizes she has the same name as a girl he once dated, not because she's ''nine''. (In
page length, this case, it's a sign that he's a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, not a {{Lolicon}} pervert.)
* BigDamnHeroes:
** In 1-4, right as Edgeworth is declared guilty, Larry rushes in, yelling for
page has been split. For the judge to wait, and demands to testify, and sheds new light on the case in the process. This provided a large hole in Von Karma's case, which, in the end, cost him the trial. Due to this, he also saved Edgeworth's life. He pretty much saved the entire case for Phoenix, really.
** And in the [[spoiler:final]] case of Ace Attorney Investigations, [[spoiler: he and Oldbag burst in with decisive evidence, helping to bust Alba for good.]] He's almost as good at this as Gumshoe!
* BlushSticker
* [[JustForPun Butz... er, sorry, I mean...]] ButtMonkey: Has terrible luck in the romance department, especially in the manga, in which, in Turnabout with the Wind [[spoiler:his girlfriend Belle turns out to be the murderer, only talking to him to create an alibi (although she wasn't planning on framing him)]].
* CasanovaWannabe
* ChickMagnet: Say what you will about his ability to ''keep'' girlfriends, but he's had at least nine girlfriends over three games, and most of them were models or worked other professions where good looks matter.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: In the third game.
* TheDitz: Probably ''why'' trouble follows him everywhere.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Barely averted, given that Larry could have called Harry.
* HotBlooded
* {{Leitmotif}}: "In the Shadows of the Government", in the third game. Yes, really, that's the name of his theme track. [[spoiler: It returns in Ace Attorney Investigations 2.]]
* TheNicknamer: "Nick", "Edgy", and "Franzy" for Phoenix, Edgeworth, and Franziska respectively.
* OcularGushers: And HOW!
* PhraseCatcher: "When something smells, it's usually the Butz."
* SpannerInTheWorks:
** He derails the BigBad's plans in two different games. In the first game, Edgeworth states that he's the first witness Von Karma was unable to manipulate in advance, and thus the first unplanned element in his 40 years of prosecution.
** In the manga, by getting arrested as the suspect in Turnabout With the Wind by
various things he does examples, go to make himself seem suspicious (calling Bright Bonds to demand that he back out of Belle's life, and running from the cops), [[spoiler:Belle ends up having to prove his alibi, and ends up incriminating herself with her own testimony]].
* TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity: Phoenix never agreed to defense Larry for free; he just assumed. It's also sometimes hard to draw the line on where he's mooching off his girlfriends or being an extreme doormat to them (e.g. Kiyance's gifts & suggestions on how to run his hot dog stand).
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: To Phoenix and Edgeworth.
* TooDumbToLive: In one of the cases in [[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Investigations]], Miles must prove that he couldn't have been the murderer after a lengthy discussion with Agent Lang. After that, '''Larry''' questions your theory and you have to play another discussion to convince ''him'' that he couldn't have been the murderer, while he tries to prove you wrong. ''In front of Lang.''
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: He has a new job (and girlfriend) every time he appears.

!!'''Frank Sahwit''' (''Hoshio Yamano'')

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This guy got the raw end of the deal when it comes to murderers in the series, for the same reason that a statement like that isn't a spoiler: he's blatantly shown to be the murderer of Cindy Stone before Phoenix even gets his ''name'' shown for the first time (bar the title screen on non-Japanese versions), [[BadLiar and you can get him guilty without even having to press anything]]. He reappears in jail in the second case of ''Investigations 2'', apparently working as the prison's barber.

* BadLiar: Unlike most other murderers, whose lies only become obvious when presented with evidence they would otherwise be unaware of or forced to elaborate on their stories when being pressed, his contradictions are completely obvious.
* DodgyToupee
* EyesAlwaysShut: In the first phase of the trial with him, before he throws his toupee and sheds his facade.
* HandRubbing
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: "Frank saw it".
** Phoenix even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this.
-->'''Phoenix''': Proof enough for you, Mr. Sahwit? Or should I say... Mr. Did It!
* StarterVillain
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Practically the master of this in [=AAI2=]. The whole Logic Chess battle against him pretty much consists of waiting for him to make one and catching him out on it.
* VillainousBreakdown: Throws his toupee at Wright (and Edgeworth in [=AAI2=]) and then froths at the mouth as though he has rabies, before collapsing. He doesn't do the latter in [=AAI2=].
* WarmUpBoss

!!'''The Bellboy'''

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->"From hence forth I will be known as the 'bellboy who swore the affidavit'!"

The head bellboy of the Gatewater hotel. While never given a name, he is nevertheless an important witness in the second case of the first game.

* TheCameo: As well as his main appearance in the second case, he appears in the 5th case, is referenced occasionally by Phoenix, [[spoiler:Shelly de Killer]] wears his outfit in the second game, and in ''Investigations'', he appears as [[spoiler:the real Proto Badger]].
* DistractedByTheSexy: Done on purpose by April May.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone calls him the Bellboy]]
* NoNameGiven

!!'''April May''' (''Umeyo Shochiku'')

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->"I like a man with a big... [[LastSecondWordSwap vocabulary]]."

Redd White's secretary. Something of an airhead who easily seduces men because of her looks.

* AssholeVictim: She gets some optional character development in one line; if you choose to be tough on her after presenting the affidavit, then she will eventually say that [[spoiler: she can't tell you about Redd because she doesn't want to end up like Mia.]] To what degree she would have participated if it wasn't for this is deatable.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Has a cute seemingly ditzy exterior, but reveals her true personality and becomes hostile under enough pressure.
* BrainlessBeauty: Though possibly [[ObfuscatingStupidity smarter than she looks]].
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DeathGlare[=/=]TheUnSmile: When pressed.
** '''DeathGlare''': When cornered.
* DoubleEntendre: With her, it's just asking for trouble.
* {{Gainaxing}}
* HelloNurse
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: When Phoenix calls her a "big fat liar" all she responds is "...FAT!?"
* ObfuscatingStupidity: She's not the most clever wire-tapper, but she's far more competent than she seems at first.
* PunnyName: April and May, obviously. Three kanji in her Japanese name idiomatically mean "high-, middle-, low-ranking" (and literally "pine, bamboo, plum". It's a Japanese thing). In fact, it's her and Redd's fault that the series have
following pages.

[[Characters/AceAttorneyWitnessesAndOtherCharactersPhoenixWright For
characters with punny names that debuted in the first place.
* RoseHairedGirl
* TakingTheHeat: Tries to do this for Redd White, denying her connections with him.
* VillainousBreakdown: After
Phoenix manages to figure out April May's role in the crime, April May screams and causes one of the buttons of her top to pop off, allowing her breasts to bounce, before her face suddenly becomes Hulk-like and she starts screaming at everyone.

!!'''Redd White (of Bluecorp)''' (''Masaru Konaka'')

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->"I am always [[PerfectlyCromulentWord abso-posi-lutely]] perfect!"

A wealthy "businessman" who built his powerful company through blackmailing lawyers, judges, politicians, police, and all sorts of other people. Thanks to him, word of the police using a spirit medium for DL-6 got leaked to the press. So if not for him, Mia wouldn't have (specifically) become a lawyer herself. Then again, he's the one who kills her.

In the film, his involvement in the DL-6 Incident is the same, but he is instead a writer for a magazine and wrote the article that exposed police use of a spirit medium. He is also the witness to Maya's alleged murder of Mia as opposed to the Bellhop.

* BlindingBangs: In the film.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* CourtroomAntic: In the film, he pulls a huge megaphone out of nowhere.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Is poisoned in jail during the film, the day before
Wright can call him as a witness in the Hammond murder case.]]
* GratuitousEnglish: In Japanese, poorly.
* GratuitousSpanish: In English, [[KeepItForeign equally poorly]].
* {{Headdesk}}: When Phoenix starts cornering him.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:The piece
line of paper he used to pin the murder on Maya becomes an important evidence to prove his guilt; then it's implied that the list that Mia had Phoenix read in court that got Redd to confess is a list of people he's blackmailed.]]
** [[DeathByIrony Conviction By Irony]]: [[spoiler: The master blackmailer is eventually blackmailed into confessing to the murder...by the woman he killed no less]]
* InformationBroker: Bluecorps provided enough dirt on just about everyone for White to use it as blackmail material and force everyone to do as he pleased.
** ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: He claims to even have the Chief Prosecutor under his thumb, placing him above the law (although his case was written before the DS-exclusive case came into being, so that could be a plot hole now...[[spoiler:especially since Lana was under someone else's thumb at the time]]).
* {{Jerkass}}
* LargeHam: [[IncomingHam "Welcome! Please furnish me with the title of your personage!"]]
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: And ''way'' too damn proud of it.
* PunnyName: [[EagleLand Red, white, and blue.]] The kanji of his Japanese name mean "small, medium, large". In fact, it's his and April's fault that the series have characters with punny names in the first place.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: So he claims.
** DelusionsOfEloquence: What it actually is.
* SmugSmiler: His grin never leaves his face except for his VillainousBreakdown.
* SmugSnake: By the truckload.
* SunglassesAtNight: Constantly wears sunglasses in the film--even indoors ''and'' at night.

!!'''Will Powers''' (''Saburo Niboshi'')

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->"The Steel Samurai is the lead character in a popular kid's show. He walks the streets of Neo Olde Tokyo... Fighting battle after battle against the Evil Magistrate and his minions. Of course, he never really defeats the Evil Magistrate. Although... I guess he did defeat him this time..."

TV star and the first client Maya assisted Phoenix defending. Most well-known for his role as the [[ShowWithinAShow Steel Samurai]].

* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: No one seems to ever let him forget his brutish appearance. [[{{Jerkass}} Oldbag in particular]].
* ApologisesALot: Taken to hilarious levels when you present Pearl's picture to him in case 2-4, since both of them have this trope, when he tries (and fails) to guess her relationship to Phoenix and Maya.
* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:Jack Hammer was his role model. Hammer accidentally killed someone and, while trying to kill Dee Vasquez, tried to frame Will Powers for it out of jealousy]].
* ButtMonkey: At one point Dee Vasquez notes that he's so ordinary looking, he's sometimes left behind by mistake when the rest of the company comes back from a trip.
* CarpetOfVirility
* FaceOfAThug: A RunningGag for him. Poor guy. He almost breaks into tears when Pearl says that she thinks his face makes him look kind.
* GentleGiant: He is an actor for a children's show, but children are scared of his face so he wears a mask.
* GossipyHens: Rare male example. Despite being a celebrity himself, Powers loves celebrity gossip, seeing the world of celebrities as glamorous. Of course, that's partially because the poor guy perpetually has an outsider's perspective due to his appearance and meek personality.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Most of the time, Will simply can't believe who the real culprit is in a case because it's someone he trusts as a coworker. He just doesn't see the worst in people.
* InformedDeformity: See Face of a Thug. His face, while rough, doesn't appear as at all frightening to the viewer. Although this might simply be a case of him ''thinking'' he's genuinely ugly.
* IOweYouMyLife: He is eternally grateful for being saved in case 1-3, which is why he invites the heroes along to the awards ceremony in case 2-4.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: He's got willpower. "Niboshi" is dried sardines [[FluffyTheTerrible (yes, it's ironic)]]. "Saburo" means "third son" or "three lights" depending on the kanji and could also be a pun with "niboshi" which could also be read with other kanji as "two stars."
* NiceGuy: Truly one of the most gentle and kind-hearted characters in the series.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: After the events of case 1-3, he stars as the title character of ''The Pink Princess: Warrior of Little Olde Tokyo''.

!!'''Wendy Oldbag''' (''Kaoru Ohba'')

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->"Shush! I'm talking to my dear Edgey-Wedgey right now! Don't interrupt us, gramps!"

A hard-ass old woman who for some reason is a security guard. Goes on long-winded rants at a moment's notice, and has a thing for soon-to-be dead actors and Edgeworth, the latter of whom (un)affectionately dubs her the "wicked witch of the witness stand".

* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Miles "Edgey-Poo~" Edgeworth. No seriously, meeting her, in his own words, makes his day
games, go from “not my day” into “waking nightmare” territory. [[spoiler:On the day in question, he had already ''relived his trauma with earthquakes, been accused of murder, had to deliver ransom money, been kidnapped, had his jurisdiction usurped, and discovered two seperate murder victims''.]]
--> '''Edgeworth''': (Nooooo! Why HER!? Why HERE!? Why NOW!?)
* BerserkButton: Inverted. She usually calms down when Edgeworth shows up.
* BlushSticker: Pops up at the thought of her latest celebrity obsession. Best not thought about at any length.
* TheCameo: Only appears in the third game in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue. She's still wearing the astronaut costume for some reason.
* DonutMessWithACop: A security guard, but she's quite fond of donuts.
* FanDisservice: [[spoiler:In what might be a bizarre ShoutOut to a SoBadItsGood fan H-game, ''Investigations'' puts her in an extremely busty Pink Princess outfit.]]
** You also get to collect [[spoiler:her undershirt]] as evidence. Edgeworth is rightfully shaken by the very thought.
* [[GrumpyOldMan Grumpy Old Woman]]
* HypocriticalHumor: In Investigations, she complains about a stalker letter she received ([[spoiler:which was actually intended for someone else]])...though she's been sending Edgeworth flowers for years.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Or so she says.
** In the manga, her grandmother Wendolyn is channeled and everyone mistakes her for Wendy because they look just like each other. There is an image of her as a younger girl, and if this can be used as an example, then it's actually true.
* {{Jerkass}}: Very reluctant to give help, especially if she thinks you're trying to smear the name of someone she adores. Usually you have to pay her off with something to get her to talk and even then she won't say it nicely.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Last name refers to the term "old bag" for an ugly old woman, and combined with her first name, also applies to her long-windedness ("windy old bag"). Her Japanese name is a combination of "old lady" ("''obachan''") and "idiot" (Oh Bakaoru).
* MotorMouth: To the point of Edgeworth [[ThatWasObjectionable raising an objection to stop one of her near-infinite rambles in the first game]]. It gets pretty silly in JFA when she goes into one of her sprees while in an airtight helmet.
* MrsRobinson: Though the objects of her affection tend to ignore or just dislike her.
* OldWindbag
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: She pleads with Phoenix to defend Julie, insisting that she couldn’t have murdered Flip. Maya notes that she's “[[LampshadeHanging never seen Ms. Oldbag like this]]".
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior
* ScrollingText: At [[UnreadablyFastText very fast speeds]].
* UnfortunateNames: Merely calling her by her last name ends up sounding like an insult to her age. Interestingly, she is identified in the text box by her last name, rather than "???" like everyone else, even before you learn her name.
* UnreadablyFastText: Once she [[MotorMouth gets going]], it's nearly impossible to keep up.
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: She has a new job each time she's seen, including [[spoiler: 2 over the course of 2 days in ''Investigations.'']]

!!'''Penny Nichols''' (''Yumiko Mamiya'')

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->"I don't care what kind of girl you might think I am; I need that card!"

An assistant for Global Studios who was present the day of Hammer's murder. Despite this, she doesn't play much of a role, to the point that developers of the series consider knowing her name a sign of expertise (since her name is even less frequently seen in the Japanese version than the English).

* {{Fangirl}}: She ''flips out'' when she discovers that Phoenix has the last Steel Samurai trading card she needs.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Pennies and nickels. "Mamiya" might be a pun on "[[{{Otaku}} mania]]".
* {{Meganekko}}
* {{Otaku}}

!!'''Cody Hackins''' (''Kyuta Ohtaki'')

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->"I go to every live performance! I always take a picture when the Steel Samurai lands the final blow! Whizzam! I got 'em all! I never missed one! A perfect collection!"

A bratty seven-year-old Steel Samurai-obsessed fanboy. He's been to every live performance of it and decides that just once he'd like to see an actual filming of the show. The end result is he saw Jack Hammer [[spoiler:who was wearing Powers' Steel Samurai costume at the time]] get murdered.

* BlushSticker: Though he's not really that cute...
* BrainBleach: His reaction after seeing that Will Powers also plays the role of Pink Princess.
* BrattyHalfPint: He's obnoxious and sasses off to every character save Mia, whom he seems to like [[MsFanservice for some reason]]. As Phoenix starts cracking his testimony on the stand, he seems to get a bit of a guilty pleasure out of forcing some measure of respect out of him. He does ultimately volunteer a genuinely helpful photo in the end, though.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: WordOfGod says that he was introduced as a witness because a child's reasons for lying would not be the same as an adult's in the same situation.
* HarmfulToMinors: Averted and then spoofed in the credits -- you would ''think'' seeing a person killed before his very eyes might be traumatizing, but no, he clearly doesn't understand that what he saw was real. But seeing [[spoiler:Will Powers]] come out of a Pink Princess costume? That left a scar.
-->It was kind of a shock for a boy of my tender age.
* InnocentInaccurate: When he testifies, it's plain that he doesn't realize what he witnessed was a murder. [[spoiler:Well, a killing, at any rate]].
* InsufferableGenius: When Phoenix tries to buy him back with his own Steel Samurai card.
-->'''Cody''': By offering me something I already own, you're in effect eschewing the very basis of our consumer society, namely the principle of fair trade! Man, for a grownup, you sure are dumb!
-->'''Phoenix''': W-what do they teach these kids in school these days!? Quantum physics!?
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Despite the fact that the Steel Samurai mainly uses a spear, he carries around a katana on his back. He can't get it out of the sheath, though.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Code-hacker. As for his Japanese name, the first three kanji characters (in Eastern name order) form "''{{otaku}}''".
* OcularGushers: When Phoenix finally succeeds in taking apart his testimony.
* {{Otaku}}: As his Japanese name spells out.

!!'''Sal Manella''' (''Takuya Uzai'')

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->"I try not to pay much attention to things that don't interest me. LOL."

Director of the Steel Samurai. He embodies the typical image of an obsessive teenage (despite being 32) geeky fanboy, in both appearance, personality, and mannerisms.

* AbhorrentAdmirer: To poor Maya.
* {{Gonk}}
* LeetLingo: His speech is littered with emoticons, [=LOLs=], and 1337s.
** He even manages to speak a ":(" at the thought of having not been able to eat a t-bone steak.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: He's as sickening as salmonella. "Takuya" comes from "{{otaku}}", and "Uzai" means "annoying".
* {{Otaku}}
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: His fate is never revealed after [[spoiler:Phoenix states that he helped Dee Vasquez move Jack Hammer's body]]
** [[spoiler: He is seen again in ''Investigations'' eating lunch, but it's a cameo appearance that has no relevance to the plot.
here.]]

!!'''Dee Vasquez''' (''Sakura Himegami'')

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->"Don't hit your desk. It irritates me."

Global Studios (and Steel Samurai) producer
[[Characters/AceAttorneyWitnessesAndOtherCharactersMilesEdgeworth For characters that built the studio back up from the brink of ruin (i.e., [[spoiler:when Hammer debuted in his prime accidentally killed another actor]]), and apparently is some sort of business genius. She's also got ties to the mob. [[spoiler:She's also the one who murders Jack Hammer, though out of self defense.Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, go here.]]

* AlwaysMale: She was [[GenderFlip changed to a woman]] specifically to avert this; someone noticed all the [[spoiler: killers]] in the first game were turning out to be male.
* [[spoiler:AntiVillain: Though she tries to cover up her deed, she's not a bad person. Hammer was trying to assault her and she simply shoved him backwards and impaled him on an ill-placed fence (which had already taken one life before). Ultimately she's a very depressed person who hates for bad publicity to shame what she worked for. She keeps some underworld contacts but only seems to use them in times
[[Characters/AceAttorneyWitnessesAndOtherCharactersApolloJustice For characters that threaten her studio's public image and not for personal gain.]]
* BerserkButton: When Maya mentions [[spoiler:the incident where Manuel was killed by Hammer as an accident]], she drops her stoic facade for a bit to yell at her before regaining her composure.
* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:Five years ago, she watched Manuel die
debuted in an accident at Jack Hammer's hands. In the flashback, she is incredibly distraught at his death, the only time you see her act emotionally. If they were lovers, this could explain her cynical, dispassionate attitude.]]
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: She has a sister, Tampopo Himegami, who is (surprise!) also a producer.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: She's always smoking, and evidently has smoker's lung, since her speech is indicated by the lower-pitched beep-de-beeps usually reserved for males.
* [[spoiler:GracefulLoser: Once she is finally caught out as the murderer (though in self-defense), she accepts her loss with dignity.]]
-->[[spoiler:"...Yes. I am guilty. It was me...Congratulations Mr. Wright. I lose...again."]]
* TheMafia
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: She's a diva. "Sakura" [[CherryBlossoms is obvious]], and "Himegami" means "princess-goddess".
* NoOshaCompliance: [[spoiler:Those spiky fence posts, that Jack Hammer died by. One would think that the crew would have removed them after the same thing happened five years ago.]]
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: [[spoiler: When cornered during the trial.]]
* [[HeKnowsTooMuch They Know Too Much]]: [[spoiler: When Phoenix and Maya refuse to hand over the five-year-old picture of Manuel's death, she calls in her "boys" to "[[DeadlyEuphemism erase]]" them.]]
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: Once her role in Jack Hammer's death is proven, she squeezes her pipe so hard that she breaks it. Compared to almost every villain in the series, her breakdown is rather mild.]]
* WomanInBlack
* {{Yakuza}}

!!'''Lotta Hart''' (''Natsumi Ohsawagi'')

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->"Hey! You! Hold on, now! This gal's got a few questions to ask!"

Freelance photographer with a southern accent and a lotta hair. She occasionally appears as a witness when trying to capture some paranormal event or other hot gossip.

* BerserkButton: Lotta LOVES her camera. She always has it, and does NOT like seeing any abuse come to it, she will
Ace Attorney: Apollo Justice, go nuts if it does. The first time you run into her she screams at you because you wasted all of her film by setting off the camera she was using. Maya forces Phoenix to pay for the expenses.
* DumbassHasAPoint: Manages to correctly identify the murderer in Case 2-2; [[spoiler:Ini Miney, by pointing out that if Maya is innocent, she's the only one who doesn't have an alibi]].
* FailedASpotCheck:
** Much of the first day of the trial in 1-4 involves establishing that she could not have seen the murder in question, due in part to not looking at the boat.
** "There ain't no way anyone was hangin' out behind that foldin' screen!" This is a subversion because there's good reason she couldn't see anyone. [[spoiler:Maya was hidden in a box, and the person who had been hiding there was out in front, pretending to be Maya.]]
* FieryRedhead
* FunnyAfro: In the second game, she asks if you remember her name. "Lotta Hair" is one of the possible answers. Pearl remembers her as that woman with "cotton candy" hair.
* GoingForTheBigScoop: This is Lotta's ONLY reason for being on ANY of the crime scenes she shows up at.
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: The Idiot From The South, in the US version.
* IntrepidReporter: Subverted. She thinks she's this, but she doesn't really do any hard digging for info, and she contemplates a career switch whenever the going gets rough.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Lotta isn't exactly what one would consider the nicest person in the world. In fact the first time you find her she not only seems ABSOLUTELY NUTS but is loud and rude. Until you tell her she might be a witness to a murder...
** Despite being hot-tempered and sassy, she's actually one of the most willingly helpful repeating characters.
* LaughingMad: Happens once in case two in the second game. It scares the heck out of Phoenix Wright.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Congratulations Everybody". While she also shares it with other characters, the song is widely attributed to her due to her status as a recurring character.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: She's got a lot of heart. "Ohsawagi" means "big commotion".
* {{Paparazzi}}: After Case 2-2, Lotta decided to pursuit a career with "more glamour and less gore". Obviously, this was the next logical step.
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Country Gal]]: She won't stand for any lip and is more than happy to give some back even to someone as scary as Manfred Von Karma.
--->'''Lotta''':That's because you told me to! You old fool! (sound effect)
* ShutterBug: Lotta always has her camera on hand and you can tell she's nearby either by her mouth or by her snapping photos. Except in case four of Justice For All when it was stolen by Wendy Oldbag.
* TalksLikeASimile: Related to her DeepSouth stereotype.


!!'''Old Caretaker [[spoiler:real name Yanni Yogi]]''' ([[spoiler:''Kotaro Haine'']])

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-> "Ayup... ZZZ"

A crazy old man that owns the boat rental shack on Gourd Lake, though he's convinced it's a pasta joint called the "Wet Noodle". He owns a pet parrot named Polly. [[spoiler:In actuality, he's Yanni Yogi, a former bailiff that was the suspect of the DL-6 incident. Thanks to Hammond, he was proven not guilty, but his life was ruined as a result. With Manfred von Karma's help, he murders his former defense attorney and puts the blame on Edgeworth.
here.]]

* [[spoiler:AlliterativeName]]
* [[spoiler:AntiVillain: While he did commit murder and willfully framed an innocent man for the crime, it is only because his scumbag attorney had him plead innocence by reason of insanity to a crime he ''didn't'' commit, forcing him to not only put up with the consequences of his actions in the eyes of the public and destroyed his personal life when his wife ended her life but also to act like a bumbling fool for over a decade just to maintain the illusion that he really was not of sound mind. He's really just a nice guy caught under awful circumstances and pushed to the brink.]]
* FollowInMyFootsteps: He [[spoiler:as part of his ObfuscatingStupidity]] mistakes Phoenix and Maya for his children and wants them to take over the "noodle shop" after he's gone.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName[=/=]ShoutOut: [[spoiler:His name and his SplitPersonality resemble [[Anime/YuGiOh Yami Yugi.]] Meanwhile, "Kotaro Haine" is a reference to the poets Kotaro Takamura, who died of a broken heart; and Haine, who valued youth and romance.]]
* ObfuscatingInsanity: [[spoiler:For fifteen years he acted insane to back up Hammond's insanity plea. He wasn't too happy about it.]]
* SeniorSleepCycle
* SnotBubble
* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]: [[spoiler:Robert Hammond prevented him from being convicted but ruined his life in the process]].
* TalkativeLoon: [[spoiler:Subverted.]]
* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: [[spoiler:Names his parrot after his fiancee]]
* WhamLine: Not said by him specifically but [[spoiler:when his parrot suddenly says "Don't forget [[ArcWords DL-6]]!", his antics soon stop being funny.]]

!!'''Angel Starr''' (''Kyoka Ichinotani'')

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->"The name is Angel Starr. Don't you go forgetting it. Or before you know it I'll have you whimpering at my heels."

A former detective whose ability to wring information out of suspects earned her the nickname the "[[RedBaron Cough-Up Queen]]". Like Marshall, Starr worked on the SL-9 case, but in her case was fired instead of demoted and now works as a lunch vendor (hence why she's not in the law enforcers section). With her connections (boyfriends) in the police department, she joined Marshall's attempts to continue the investigation of SL-9. Since the case ended she developed a hatred for prosecutors, and is the primary witness of Goodman's murder.

* AnythingThatMoves: At one point, she offers ''The Judge'' to be one of her many boyfriends.
* BusmansVocabulary: Since she's a lunch vendor, she tends to make puns and metaphors based on food.
* DualityMotif: It's very subtle, but her "good mood" eye is dark blue while her "don't mess with me" eye is silvery blue.
* ExpressiveHair combined with PeekABangs: Her mood is indicated by which eye is covered by her bangs.
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: Has one of each.
* LethalChef: Played with. Her lunches are delicious, but some of the items on her menu range from "questionable" (Squid Wheels) to "Is this even ''safe'' to eat?" (Peppered Fish Guts, among other things). She likes to give these particular lunches out to people she doesn't like.
* LittleBlackDress. Hard to see in the game, but she wears a dress under her coat.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: "Kyoka" refers to the flowers you leave at a grave, and "Ichinotani" is a famous battlefield from the Sengoku period.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Check out that Japanese name.
* NiceHat: Is bento-themed, with the rice attachments.
* NotSoDifferent: Develops a hatred of prosecutors as a result of being fired over forged evidence [[spoiler:although Gant was the actual mastermind]], supposedly to get Darke convicted. [[spoiler:She makes false testimony in order to try to get Lana guilty, claiming that she knows Lana killed Goodman and this is necessary to convince the court of it.]]
* TheRedBaron: "Cough-up Queen."
* PrettyInMink: Wears a gray fur coat, trimmed with light gray fur.
* ReallyGetsAround: She has a bunch of boyfriends...
* SmallNameBigEgo: She sure likes to brag.
* {{Tsundere}}: To the point where ''her hair flip and revealed eye indicate which "mode" she's in.''
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[[folder:Debuted in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All]]
!!'''Maggey Byrde''' (''Mako Suzuki'')

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->"Next time we meet, I'll only be an "Unlucky Person", instead of a goddess!"

Policewoman-turned-waitress-turned-security guard-turned-unemployed with horrifyingly bad luck. Maggey is the defendant for ''three'' trials (the second one was a mistrial, though). Her luck does seem to be looking up, when she helped close a case. Gumshoe has an obvious crush on her.

* BornUnlucky: My god, where to begin? She fell from the 9th floor of a building ''as a baby'', got hit by all sort of vehicles, got sick from all sorts of food, failed every test she has ever taken, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking lost every game of tic-tac-toe she's ever played]], was framed for murder three times...She was even nicknamed Goddess of Misfortune as a child, and Lady Luckless by the time she reached college !
* CosmicPlaything
* FairCop
* FanGirl:
** Phoenix's business card is her most prized possession.
** The way she practically squees over Edgeworth in ''Investigations'' hints that she may be one for him as well.
* HairDecorations
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Magpie birds are unlucky. 'One for sorrow...', as the rhyme goes. "Mako Suzuki" is a pun on "''maketsuzuki''", "continuing to lose".
* {{Meganekko}}
* {{Meido}}
* MyNaymeIs: In her first trial, this is a plot point. [[spoiler:Dustin's killer heard it over the phone and mis-spelled it]].
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: She first fell off the window of her ''9th floor'' apartment ''as a 6-month old baby'', and it's only gone downhill from there. Seriously, surviving that almost contradicts her [[BornUnlucky incredibly bad luck]].
* OcularGushers
* ThePollyanna: Despite all that's happened to her, she never seems to lose hope or become cynical, always hoping for that one moment of good luck.
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: First was a police woman, then a waitress, and in ''Ace Attorney Investigations'' as a security watcher. Explained in that she keeps getting fired, usually as a side effect of the murder case she's involved in.
--> '''Byrde''': [[LampshadeHanging I wonder what my next job should be...? Ooh, this is actually kind of fun!]]

!!'''Richard Wellington''' (''Takamasa Moroheiya'')

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->"I am Richard Wellington, the "Drifting Virtuoso" with a Ph.D. in Drifting, as it were."

A wannabe university student (who claims he just hasn't found one up to his standards yet) who is very picky with words and a pompous jerk. He beans Phoenix over the head with a fire extinguisher and knocks him out. He's actually a member of a group of con artists [[spoiler:and the murderer of Dustin Prince]].

* BlindWithoutEm
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:His justification for killing Dustin Prince. Downplayed, in that Wellington is incredibly paranoid and was not making rational judgements at that point. It was also implied that Prince would have not known that Wellington was part of the group of con artists the police were tracking down and that Prince was ultimately killed for no reason]].
* {{Hipster}}
* InsufferableGenius: He clearly thinks so, anyway. Probably actually FeigningIntelligence.
* {{Jerkass}}
* MeaningfulName: They're both just meant to sound pretentiously upper-crust, really.
** Also, "rich" and "well".
** And [[SmugSnake he's a dick.]]
* MotorMouth: When he's nervous, he starts talking things that have nothing to do with the case (even with highlighted text!). Can be even worse about it than that [[RhymesOnADime old hag Oldbag]].
* ObviouslyEvil: Seen beaning Phoenix in the head with a fire extinguisher with a sinister grin on his face right as you start the game. Right then, you can probably guess what his role in this case is...
* PreppyName
* [[PublicDomainSoundtrack Public Domain Ringtone]]: [[spoiler:[[JohannSebastianBach Bach's]] ''Toccatta & Fugue in D Minor'', which proves crucial for nailing the case since he stole Phoenix's cell phone thinking it to be his, which had evidence incriminating him.]]
* {{Ronin}}: A subversion of the college-exam version. It's implied by his egotistical claim to be looking for a university that meets his standards that it's in fact him who doesn't measure up but is in denial about it.
* ScrollingText
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness
* SmallNameBigEgo: He's really full of himself.
* SmugSnake
* [[spoiler: StarterVillain]]
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: Pulls on his scarf so hard his face turns blue and he squeezes himself into loss of consciousness.]]

!!'''Ini Miney [[spoiler:actually Mimi Miney]]''' (''Nodoka Hanaka/[[spoiler:Mimi Hanaka]]'')

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->"Um, so, like...A murder is that thing where, like, one person kills another, right?"

An air-headed occult freak that told Dr. Grey about the Kurain Channeling technique. [[spoiler:In truth, Ini is dead. After Mimi, her older sister who worked as a nurse to Dr. Grey, accidentally killed fourteen people, the Miney sisters were in a car crash that Ini died in. Mimi, having caused the deaths of many people and lost her job, sister, and face, decided to make Mimi disappear and took the guise of her sister in order to put her old life behind. But when Turner Grey began taking an interest in having "Mimi" channeled, Mimi, with Morgan Fey's help, killed him and framed Maya for it.]]

* [[BitingTheHandkerchief Biting The Hat]]
* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing: Similar to April May, though with blissful ditziness replacing sexual charms.]]
* BerserkButton: Complaining about foreign sports cars. [[spoiler:Since that was Mimi's hobby before.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: And ''how?!''
* TheDitz: [[spoiler:Until she gets scared. Then the facade slips.]]
* EyesAlwaysShut: Until she loses her composure. Then it's [[spoiler:RedEyesTakeWarning]].
* FieryRedhead: [[spoiler:When she drops her facade]].
* [[spoiler:FlatEarthAtheist]]: [[spoiler:After confessing, she exclaims her hatred for the paranormal after having to keep up her charade as Ini for so long. She then dismisses the Kurain Channeling as "mumbo-jumbo". Justified, because the channeling in the murder was a fake and it's very likely that she never saw the Kurain Channeling Technique in person.]]
* IdiotHair: Underneath her hat.
* [[spoiler:MagicPlasticSurgery]]
** [[spoiler:DeadPersonImpersonation]]: [[spoiler:Her sister]].
** [[spoiler:SurgicalImpersonation]]
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: Eeny, meeny, miney, mo.
** [[spoiler: [[DeadPersonImpersonation Or Mimi, as in mimicry.]]]]
* MsFanservice: [[spoiler:A photo of her in Maya's costume, prominently sporting AbsoluteCleavage, is frequently shown throughout her case.]]
** [[spoiler: The photo in question depicts her [[FanDisservice covered in blood, holding a knife and with a dazed look on her face.]]]]
* NiceHat: Which gets utterly abused and wrecked over the course of the case.
* [[spoiler:ObfuscatingStupidity]]
* SillyMeGesture
* [[spoiler:SmugSnake: Like April May before her (and later Dahlia Hawthorne), when her facade breaks she becomes an arrogant, condescending woman of snappy and disrespectful remarks.]]
* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]: [[spoiler:Not as much as Acro due to her being an UnreliableNarrator, but if what she said is true, then it was Grey who caused Ini's death, either by drugging her or by overworking her]].
* [[spoiler:TearsOfRemorse]]
* ValleyGirl: Says "like" a lot, is ditzy, is seemingly unable to function by herself -- pretty much a checklist. [[spoiler:She's actually just ObfuscatingStupidity, although it's implied that this could be the real Ini's actual personality]].
* VerbalTic: Like, she says "like" so much that, like, it gets a bit, like, irritating, like, you know? [[spoiler:She drops it when she's under pressure and when delivering her WhamLine.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown]]: [[spoiler:Possibly the tamest example in the series. While she does get feisty when cornered, when she's caught she just tears up and confesses to the crime.]]
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:"Ha ha ha. It seems simple isn't it? But, it would be very hard to catch me. I'd say impossible. ... I'm going to serve you a slice of humble pie. I hope you enjoy it."]]
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds]]

!!'''Director Hotti (later Director Hickfield)''' (''Hotta/Hikita'')

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->"Hmm, yes... Well, it's the quality, not quantity that counts. Uh huh... "

Actually, neither of those are his real names. "Dr. Hotti/Hickfield" is actually a patient of the Hotti/Hickfield clinics that sneaks out of his room, puts on a stethoscope and lab coat, and calls himself director to visitors.

* DirtyOldMan
* FourthWallObserver: He's somehow able to read Phoenix's inner monologue and comment on the static background of the Hotti Clinic.
* {{Lolicon}}: He apparently has a thing for Trucy. (But not for Maya or Pearl.)
* VerbalTic: He adds "hmm, yes" to most of his sentences. Eventually it [[GotMeDoingIt rubs off of Phoenix]].

!!'''Maximillion Galactica, real name Billy Bob Johns''' (''Kouhei Yamada'')

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->"Ab-so-lute-ly FABULOUS!"

A famous magician under the employ of the Berry Big Circus; his biggest trick is flying around. Cue the murder of the circus ringmaster whose assailant leaves no footprints in the snow. He's actually a country bumpkin.

* AwesomeMcCoolname: His stage name is one at any rate.
* {{Bishonen}}
* CampStraight: Oh, so very much. He'd be the campiest of CampGay... except he's madly in love with Regina. He also acts very flirtatious with Maya and initially blows off Phoenix, until he is made to realize the trouble he's in and that they're there to help. After that, [[AmbiguouslyGay he's just as flirtatiously camp with Phoenix]].
* CatchPhrase: "Fabulous!"
** Calling his friends "[his] sweeties".
* FacialMarkings: He has big purple stars on one cheek.
* [[spoiler:GrievousBottleyHarm]]: [[spoiler:To Ben, the night of the murder. Fortunately, SoftGlass was in effect.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He acts arrogant and conceited, but only to make his circus mates strive to become better.
* LargeHam
* NiceHat: It's a purple silk and has a peacock feather in it. Absolutely ''fabulous''.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: When the reality of his situation sets in at the beginning, he momentarily loses control of his smooth talk and starts talking in his native hillbilly accent.
* SmallNameBigEgo: In his own words, Max is kind of a big deal in the magic world, but the trope really comes into play in how considers the Big Berry Circus to be a one-man show with just a bunch of out-of-date, bit-player extras. [[spoiler:In truth, he just wishes they'd try harder.]]
* SomethingAboutARose
* StageMagician
* StageNames: His real name is very hick-ish: Billy Bob Johns in English, Kohei Yamada in Japanese.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Milk. He needs it to calm his nerves before each performance.
* TwoFirstNames: Three, counting his middle name.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: In some instances, it doesn't even look like he's wearing ''pants''. Just a jacket and makeup.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink.

!!'''Regina Berry''' (''Rika Tachimi'', stage name ''Mirika'')

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->"Alright! I look so cute in this picture! Don't you think I look cute? Don't ya? Don't ya?"

Russell Berry's daughter and animal tamer of the Berry Big Circus. Because of her sheltered life (in a circus, no less) and her father's protective upbringing, she has a very naïve outlook and doesn't really understand death (in the English version, she thinks that when people die, they become a star in the sky; in the Japanese version, she just thinks that they are in a deep sleep), even when her father doesn't hide the fact that he shot one of the lions with a rifle. Returns in Investigations 2's second case as a witness due to being asked to put on an animal show at the prison at the time of the murder. Has apparently taken on more responsibility in the circus but otherwise hasn't changed much.

* BishieSparkle
* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: Moe ended up bringing her to court just so she could see everything that really happened because of her innocence, from the DeadlyPrank that led to Bat's coma to her father's death.]]
** It ends up happening ''again'' in ''Investigations 2'' [[spoiler: when she finds out new circus member Souta, one of her closest friends, is [[BigBadFriend far from who he appears to be.]]]]
* ButThouMust: The current trope image
* CargoShip: Invoked, with Trilo. She is unaware the Trilo's just a puppet and that ''Ben'' is the one who has feelings for her, but is still seriously considering "Trilo's" feelings.
* CheerfulChild
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Mild subversion. She's 16, which makes her a borderline KiddieKid, but she acts ''much'' younger.
** InnocentInaccurate: So much.
* CircusBrat
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Due to her sheltered upbringing.
* CutenessProximity: How she (unwittingly) wraps everyone around her finger.
* TheCutie
* [[spoiler: DeadlyPrank]]: [[spoiler: To Bat. Technically, he didn't die, but he's currently in a coma with little hope of waking up. This, combined with her overall naivety and the fact that she is blissfully unaware of the severity of what she did, is what lead Acro to try and kill her]]
* DeathIsASadThing: Or it would be if she had ''any'' idea what it meant.
* EasilyForgiven: Thanks to her cuteness. This is part of why she doesn't realize that it's wrong to, for example, let a tiger stalk after Phoenix and Maya as a prank in their first meeting. [[spoiler:Subverted, because her resulting naivety over the harm she commits in her little pranks is why Acro can't forgive her.]]
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Maybe. (Probably more of a {{Squee}}! moment.)
--> '''Maya''': Regina seems to be quite the hit with the men in the circus.
--> '''Phoenix''': She must have some sort of strange power over them!
--> '''Maya''': You're not kidding. Two people in one day! Even I want to profess my love for her!
--> '''Phoenix''': (Me too! She's so cute...)
--> '''Regina''': *giggle*
* FriendToAllLivingThings: ...Except Money.
* GenkiGirl
* [[spoiler:InnocentlyInsensitive]]: [[spoiler:Her ignorance about the true nature of death and cheerfulness after what Acro and Bat suffered pushed Acro over the edge]].
* [[spoiler:ItsAllMyFault: What she says once the truth is uncovered. Accompanied by her finally opening the waterworks.]]
* LoveTriangle: Regina has/had the affections of three of the other performers: Bat, Max, and Ben/Trilo.
** [[spoiler:FirstGuyWins]]: Maybe. [[spoiler:After realizing what she's done and all the tragedy it led to, she pledges to stay by Bat's side in Acro's stead.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Regina" means "queen".
* MissingMom: Died not too long after she was born.
* [[spoiler:PepperSneeze]]: [[spoiler:Bat did this to her in the past, and she decided to return the favor... with ''disastrous'' results]].
* RegalRinglets: Fits, given her MeaningfulName.
* StarsAreSouls: Why she's not too broken up about her Dad's death. He told her that's what happened to Leon, her lion, when her father had to shoot him. In the Japanese version, she was told that the dead are [[PleaseWakeUp just sleeping]].

!!'''Lawrence Curls, aka Moe the Clown''' (''Matsuo Tomida'', aka ''Tommy'')

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->"Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha!"

A stoogey clown working at the Berry Big Circus and old friend of the ringmaster. He's the witness of Russell's murder. Despite his wisecracking antics, he's actually one of the most level-headed members of the circus.

* AnnoyingLaugh: "Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha! Aha!"
* CruelToBeKind: [[spoiler:He brings Regina to the last day of the trial to get her to see the truth of her father's death and the pain she caused Acro and Bat.]]
* ExpressiveAccessory: The mouth on his hat matches his.
* HurricaneOfPuns
* TheHyena
* KitschCollection: His collection of clown costumes from around the world.
* TheKlutz: His routine involves a lot of pratfalls, so practice for it has ended up breaking a lot props in his room as well, he caused the hole in his ceiling with a pogo-stick accident.
* MarriedToTheJob: Apparently, his wife left him over it, taking their daughter Larina with her. Moe apparently still sends them money, since he references working to support a family.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName[=/=]ShoutOut: [[Film/TheThreeStooges Larry, Curly, and Moe]]. Meanwhile, Tommy and Matsu are a popular Japanese comedy duo.
* MouthfulOfPi: *whip crack* "Do you like pi? I love pi! 3.141592... (continue for almost two lines of text)! Tasty!"
* NoIndoorVoice: He makes Phoenix want some earplugs.
* NonIronicClown
* OnlySaneMan: He seems to be the sanest surviving circus member, despite his goofiness. [[spoiler: Maybe this will make him more suited to the position of Ringmaster.]]
* PungeonMaster
* SadClown: And how. He's a failure as a comedian, and he's estranged from his wife and daughter.
* ScrollingText
* TalkativeLoon: English version only -- in addition to the MouthfulOfPi mentioned above, he also recites the openings of ''[[TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir The Fresh Clown of Bel Air]]'' and ''[[Series/TheATeam The C-Team]]''.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Carrots. He eats several a day as part of his act.

!!'''Benjamin Woodman and Trilo Quist''' (''Ben Kozumi'' and ''Rilo'')

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->"Let me lay it all out for you... The pay sucks... The clown sucks... And my partner has his hand up my pants."
-> - Trilo Quist

Ben is a ventriloquist of the Berry Big Circus, and Trilo is his puppet. Ben doesn't do a lot of talking, and does a lot of stuttering. Trilo, in contrast, is loud, offensive, and an all-around {{Jerkass}}, who also intends to propose to Regina.

* CompanionCube
* DemonicDummy: More of a {{Jerkass}} than supernatural. Ben must be repressing a ''lot'' by how badly Trilo acts.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: A puppeteer named Woodman? Also, the obvious "Ben & Trilo Quist".
* ShrinkingViolet: Can't speak well except through Trilo.
* SpeechImpediment
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Ben = Ven.
* SplitPersonality: Ben is meek and mild. Trilo is brash and abrasive. Standard fare for an act, right? But things get weird when you consider that ''Trilo'' wants to marry Regina, but ''Ben'' claims not to like her very much.
* SweatDrop: Ben, always. More of an example of "realistic" nervous sweat than a cartoonish one.
* {{Ventriloquism}}: Their routine even includes singing. Regina even thinks of Trilo as "a tenor that works for the circus," rather than as a dummy.

!!'''Acro'''

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->"But...I just couldn't forgive her! No matter what."

His real name is Ken Dingling (''Daisuke Kinoshita''), and he's the elder of the two acrobat brothers of the Berry Big Circus. Acro's legs were damaged beyond repair in an accident and can no longer stand. [[spoiler:In fact, it was right after Bat's accident; Bat was attempting the "put your head in the lion's mouth" trick with Leon, Regina's lion, but was wearing a pepper-covered scarf at the time, and so the [[PepperSneeze unfortunate inevitable]] occurred while Bat's head was still in Leon's mouth. Acro flipped out and attempted to get Leon away from Bat, but Leon crushed his legs. As Moe put it, they were cut down at the same time.]]

[[spoiler:Even though Acro knew that Regina (who put the pepper in the scarf in the first place in order to make Bat (not Leon) sneeze) had no intention in causing Bat any real harm, he couldn't stand that Regina didn't take what happened seriously--She sincerely believed that Bat had "become a star in the sky". Acro became resentful, eventually hateful, toward the girl. He had intended to have Regina killed, but Russell, as protective of his daughter as ever and knew what was happening, went in her place.]]

* [[spoiler:AntiVillain]]: [[spoiler: Probably one of the most sympathetic murderer in the series. However this does not absolve him from trying to kill Regina due to her ignorance, unintentionally killing her father, and then framing an innocent Maximillion Galactica for the crime]].
** [[spoiler: At the same time though, Acro didn't intentionally frame Maximillion. Max's cloak got caught on the murder weapon by accident, and other witnesses happen to see it and accused Max. Granted he went along with the story anyways, but not out of malice. He was afraid of what would happen to Bat if the latter woke up without Acro being there, so he didn't fess up to the murder until he was exposed. He also apologizes to Max after he's exposed.]]
* BeneathSuspicion: {{Justified|Trope}}.
* BerserkButton: If you [[spoiler:mention Regina's name]], you'll see his facade crack for just a moment.
* [[spoiler: BewareTheNiceOnes]]: [[spoiler:While a large part of his personality is [[StepfordSmiler a facade]], it's suggested that his niceness, for the most part, is not. Phoenix even comments on how it makes going after him more difficult]]
* DeusAngstMachina: ''Boy goddamn howdy''.
* DisneyCreaturesOfTheFarce
* DissonantSerenity: When Phoenix Wright presses him.
-->'''"HOLD IT!"'''
-->'''Phoenix Wright:''' ''"Your room is on the third floor, right?"''
-->'''Acro:''' ''"Yes."''
-->'''Phoenix:''' ''"And you said that you were resting in bed."''
-->'''Acro:''' ''"That is correct."''
-->'''Phoenix:''' ''"But you were still able to hear a sound from outside?"''
-->'''Acro:''' ''"I was indeed."''
-->'''Phoenix:''' ''(inner monologue) Pressing Acro doesn't seem to get results...''
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]: [[spoiler:Averted, though he really thought about it]].
* ExpressiveAccessory: His birds fly off when he gets angered or when he's put under pressure.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: He's got three birds perching on his wheelchair.
* [[spoiler:GracefulLoser]]: [[spoiler:Congratulates Franziska for putting pressure on him, and Phoenix for exposing him]].
* [[spoiler:HeelRealization]]: [[spoiler:When the Judge asks if he's a victim, he says he's nothing but a murderer, with...]]
* ManlyTears: [[spoiler:During his VillainousBreakdown]].
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: "Dingling" is probably a combination of "Ringling" and "dangling", and Kinoshita is a Japanese circus. Don't forget the obvious "Acrobat."
* [[spoiler:MurderByMistake]]: [[spoiler:Regina was his intended target, but he ended up killing her father instead... to add insult to injury, the man was like a father to him, and he was so upset upon discovering that he had killed him instead that he even contemplated suicide.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: He and his brother didn't run away to the circus; ''their parents'' ran away and they had nowhere else to go.
* StepfordSmiler
* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]
* [[spoiler:TearsOfRemorse]]

!!'''Matt Engarde''' (''Shingo Otoro'')

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->"Hold on a sec. I'm gonna ask my manager, OK?"

Actor of the Nickel Samurai, and the fierce rival of Juan Corrida. He's slow-witted, and relies on his manager/producer/et al. for advice via the cell phone he wears like a wristwatch. Naturally, [[spoiler:that's all a facade. He's actually a complete sociopath that trusts no one and uses people to his advantage. When he found out that Juan Corrida was going to ruin his "refreshing like a spring breeze" image, he hired deKiller to assassinate him.]]

* [[spoiler:BigBad]]
* {{Bishonen}}
* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing]]
* [[spoiler:ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: He screws himself over that way.]]
* [[spoiler:DepravedKidsShowHost]]
* [[spoiler: FinalBoss: of Justice for All]]
* FingerlessGloves
* [[spoiler:AGlassOfChianti: ...while in prison, no less.]]
* [[spoiler:GoodScarsEvilScars: Of the good ol' fashioned evil variety.]]
%%The fringe hides the scars, and you don't know he has them until he reveals himself.
* IronicEcho: [[spoiler: Remember that speech Matt gave you about how he isn't weak like Adrian Andrews and that he depends on nobody? ''"Help me..."'']]
* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler: How he's taken down is ironic in several ways.]]
** [[spoiler:His absolute paranoia and unwillingness to trust anyone leads him to take insane precautions against getting found out. This is what screws him over in the end.]]
** [[spoiler:He himself gets a SadisticChoice after his assassain forces one upon Phoenix- it's either go to jail (and possibly get the death penalty) or go free... so deKiller track him down.]]
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini: [[DownerEnding In the]] BadEnding.]]
** [[spoiler:PyrrhicVictory]]: [[spoiler:He managed to literally get away with murder, but as of the bad ending, everyone knows what kind of person he is now, which is what he had Juan killed in the first place to prevent]].
* {{Leitmotif}} - The second game's "Search - In the Midst", despite not given his name directly, in widely considered to be this for him. [[spoiler: "Investigation - Core 2002" is his theme after he reveals himself.]]
* [[spoiler:MadnessMantra: When he cracks: "Guiltyguiltyguiltyguiltyguiltyguilty..." (repeat ad infinitum)]]
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard]]
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: [[spoiler:He's always on guard. "Otoro" is a pun on "outlaw".]]
** Also, [[ItsAllAboutMe notice his initials]].
** Combined with Juan Corrida, in which corrida is bull fighting.
* [[spoiler:NiceCharacterMeanActor: Although he has a reputation as a nice guy]].
* [[spoiler:ObfuscatingStupidity]]
* [[spoiler:ObviouslyEvil]]: [[spoiler:Once his true personality is revealed.]]
* PeekABangs: [[spoiler:They cover a set of vicious scars over his eye.]]
* [[spoiler:TheReveal: "Hold on a sec. I'm gonna consult myself, okay?"]]
* RunningGag: He repeatedly calls up certain people to consult about various matters. [[spoiler:It stops being funny when he ''consults himself'' and reveals his true colors]].
* [[spoiler:SadisticChoice: The basic premise of his case: Win, and [[KarmaHoudini you let him get away with murder]]. Lose, and Maya dies.]]
** [[spoiler:You get to turn the tables on him if you convince de Killer to break his contract with Engarde: the end result (see VillainousBreakdown below) is still the same. Say he's guilty, and he breaks down because... well, he's '''GUILTY'''. Say he's not guilty, and he breaks down, demanding to be sent to jail, instead of being free and ready to be killed by a pissed-off assassin that he betrayed (and even then, there is still no saying that de Killer can't break into jail and kill him.)]]
* [[spoiler:ShutUpKirk]]: [[spoiler:Pearl asks him why he did something so wrong, and he says "Because I'm a grownup and I can."]]
* [[spoiler: SlasherSmile]]
* [[spoiler:SmugSnake]]
* [[spoiler:TheSociopath]]
* SurferDude: He's got the VerbalTic, but it is unknown if he likes surfing. He certainly loves motorbikes, though.
* [[spoiler:SurveillanceAsThePlotDemands: He hid a camera in a giant stuffed bear's eye to spy on Juan. And at the same time attempt to blackmail deKiller.]]
* [[spoiler:TwoFaced: Perhaps more literally than usual. His happy-go-lucky facade has hair covering half his face but his real self pulls the hair back, revealing some disturbing scars and is pretty much a completely different person.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown: Suffers this when deKiller turns on him; he repeatedly ''claws at his own face''.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainWithGoodPublicity: Is seen as a nice person despite his many terrible deeds in the past. He has Juan killed to make sure he stays that way.]]
* [[spoiler:WalkingSpoiler: Even someone who hasn't reached TheReveal for his case yet can probably tell from the ratio of whited-out tropes to normal ones that the latter is just a facade.]]
* [[spoiler:WhamLine: "How do you do...Mr. Lawyer? I'm Matt Engarde."]]
** [[spoiler: "Hold on a sec. I'm gonna consult myself, okay?"]]

!!'''Adrian Andrews''' (''Kirio Kamiya'')

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-> "I hate to waste time, so let's get down to business." [[spoiler: "Please...help...me..."]]

Adrian first shows up as the [[TheStoic stoic]] manager of Matt Engarde in the last case of the second game. She takes her turn as a suspect in the inevitable murder, and quite nearly gets convicted before mitigating circumstances get her off the hook. She is revealed in the process to be a lot more complex and troubled than her icy persona makes her out to be. Turned out to be popular enough to return in part three, this time with a much sunnier and [[CuteClumsyGirl clumsier]] personality.

* AlliterativeName: Both names.
* BrokenBird
* CuteClumsyGirl: In Trials and Tribulations.
* DarkSecret: [[spoiler: Her attempted suicide because of the loss of her beloved mentor, and her co-dependent nature towards her mentor due to her crippling insecurities. Her secrets are so shameful that she would try again should anyone else find out.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: [[spoiler:Especially in the third game, when she's significantly more cheerful.]]
* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide: Subverted. After the suicide of her mentor, Adrian had tried to follow her to the afterlife out of despair, but apparently had failed in the past. Instead, she decided to take revenge on those who pushed her mentor to suicide.]]
* FailureKnight
* [[spoiler:FramingTheGuiltyParty]]: [[DeconstructedTrope It backfires so hard]] [[spoiler:that she finds herself accused of the crime she NEVER committed.]]
* GenderBlenderName: This is a plot point, as [[spoiler:Shelley deKiller tries to frame Adrian for hiring him, but proves he never met her by referring to her with male pronouns.]]
* InfiniteSupplies: She breaks her glasses and pulls out a spare pair several times over the course of the second game. (Seven, to be exact.)
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: [[spoiler: Both Celeste Inpax and Franzika von Karma are this to her.]] Lampshaded in the Case Files, in which Phoenix suggests that if she's relying on [[spoiler:Franziska's]] advice, she's still co-dependent.
* {{Meganekko}}
* ShrinkingViolet: Was this for the majority of her life, [[spoiler: and tried to behave like her late mentor (who was TheStoic before her death) to cope with the loss and her low self-confidence. Her insecurities worsens during court as she is implicated for a murder she has never commited, to the point where she takes Franziska's advice and pleads the fifth in a desperate attempt to protect herself.]]
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Because she framed Engarde for Corrida's murder, he gets arrested, and de Killer ends up kidnapping Maya to force Phoenix to defend de Killer]].
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Tries to be TheStoic, but ends up being this. Oh, so much.
* [[spoiler: SympatheticMurderer: Subverted as Juan Corrdia is already dead, but when she stabbed his dead body she didn't feel any regret because of what Matt and Juan did with Celeste.]]
* [[spoiler:WhenSheSmiles: Just like Lana Skye, she smiles for the first time in the end upon being found not guilty.]]

!!'''Shelly [=de Killer=]''' (''Sazaemon Koroshiya'')

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->"Alright, I'll tell you that much. My name is...De Killer."

A gentleman assassin from the second game. Highly values honesty and trust that he takes great measures to ensure that his clients are not found guilty of murder (gee, [[NotSoDifferent that sounds kinda familiar...]]). His alias is John Doe (''Tarou Tanaka''). He was hired by [[spoiler:Engarde to assassinate Corrida. [[KarmaHoudini He also got off scott-free for it.]]]] [[spoiler:He appears in ''Ace Attorney Investigations 2'' as a recurring character.]]

* AffablyEvil
* BadassInANiceSuit
* TheButlerDidIt: Well, hell, he ''does'' pose as a butler...
* CallingCard: One of the aforementioned measures taken to protect clients.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler: This is how Phoenix finally beats Matt Engarde, by proving to De Killer that he was planning to blackmail him with a video of the murder. This immediately has De Killer release Maya and basically say in court that if Matt Engarde wasn't found guilty, ''he would kill him.'']] He also, unlike some of the other assassins [[spoiler:Engarde]] describes, doesn't blackmail his client, but tries to get him off when things don't go as planned and his client gets charged.
* ExpressiveAccessory: De Killer himself always wears a completely stoic expression, but his radio, which resembles his face, shows a lot of emotion, including hopping in anger, sweating oil, and [[YourHeadASplode exploding]]. His ''Ace Attorney Investigations 2'' appearance mirrors this effect using an ice cream cone he carries.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* HighClassGlass
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:At large as of the end of Investigations 2.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Whim of a Murderous Gentlemen".
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: (Sea) Shell(ey), the Killer. "Sazae" means "seashell", and "Koroshiya" means assassin. There's so little pun in this that Maya initially thinks he's just calling himself "the killer"/"an assassin".
* MexicanStandoff: Against [[spoiler:Ryōken Hōinbō]]
* MrSmith: He goes by the alias of John Doe, or Tarou Tanaka in Japanese. Both are exceedingly plain names that are commonly used as pseudonyms.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* ObviouslyEvil: Highly suspicious at least. He looks like a stereotypical butler (who, we all know, [[TheButlerDidIt Did It]]) but with a skunk stripe and ''a stitched seam down the middle of his face''. Naturally, everyone is completely GenreBlind to the fact and no one really comments on his eye-catching look.
* OverlyLongName: "Sazaemon Koroshiya" is nine kanji long (虎狼死家 左々右エ門). Most names clock in at four, but he uses a name just slightly longer than average and then uses a different kanji for each phonetic letter.[[hottip:*:Actually, the middle character in his given name, 右 isn't voiced at all, just being a VisualPun with 左 (left-right), and 門 pulls double duty for "mon," since there is no kanji that reads "n."]]
* PaperThinDisguise: His distinctive face means that his different attire does little to disguise him - but he makes sure few people know what he looks like, so it works anyways (except for the players). Lampshaded by one of the Ace Attorney Investigations 2 producers while discussing "John Doe" at a panel:
-->''"Mr. Doe... he's one of those people you just can't have a second game in a series without."''
** It's commented on in ''Investigations 2''. Edgeworth never actually met him face-to-face in "Farewell My Turnabout", so it makes sense he falls for it. He still ends up mentally scolding himself once he finds out though, reminding himself he should have at least seen his picture come up in case files.
* ProfessionalKiller: Of the assassin variety.
* RealMenWearPink: [[spoiler:He sports a pink kimono while posing as an ice cream vendor on Gourd Lake during ''Ace Attorney Investigations 2''.]]
* [[spoiler: RedHerring]]: [[spoiler: Despite, you know, ''being a professional assassin'', he's the only character who isn't guilty of anything in Turnabout Target. (apart from the victim, of course)]]
* RoomDisservice
* SkunkStripe
* WickedCultured
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[[folder:Debuted in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations]]
!!'''Dahlia Hawthorne''' (''Chinami Miyanagi'')

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->"And my current profession? [[spoiler:Permanently retired.]]"

Hoo boy, where to start. Well, first of all, she's evil. [[FemmeFatale Really]] evil.

Dahlia is introduced as the [[TheIngenue ever-sweet, ever-innocent]] FriendToAllLivingThings girlfriend of Phoenix Wright, but Mia already knew that something was wrong with her. Turns out [[spoiler:she tried to frame Phoenix for a murder she committed AND Phoenix himself was originally supposed to be the victim]]. Mia eventually unmasks her and put her behind the bars [[spoiler:and eventually death row]]. However, her criminal career started several years before, when she seduced Terry Fawles and used him to [[spoiler:fake her kidnapping]] in an elaborate plan to get back at her family. When the plan didn't go as planned, she [[spoiler:faked her own death and got Terry convicted to death for it]], then [[spoiler:killed her own stepsister and co-conspirator, again framing Terry,]] to stop her from confessing. In the following trial, she narrowly escaped conviction by manipulating Terry into [[spoiler:committing suicide]] and, a few months later, [[spoiler:poisoning then-defense attorney Diego Armando]].

She was eventually used by [[spoiler:her mother, Morgan Fey]] in her plan against Maya Fey, by [[spoiler:calling her back from the dead via channeling, but even then Dahlia still carried on her own ambitions and revenge. It takes the powers of all the main attorneys and prosecutors (yes, even Edgeworth, Franziska and Godot) to stop her from getting Maya in jail for ''matricide''. She eventually gets [[BreakingLecture Breaking Lectured]] back to the afterworld by an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome incredibly badass]] Mia Fey.]]

* AndIMustScream: Her ultimate fate, as pointed out by Mia.
* AntiGravityClothing: Her stole floats, {{foreshadowing}} her true nature.
* BadassAdorable: She jumped off a bridge into a dangerous river 40 feet below to fake her death. That ''has'' to mean something. Another person who accomplished the same feat? [[spoiler:Phoenix Wright]].
* BigBad
* BitchInSheepsClothing: In addition to being horrifyingly evil, she also manages to get virtually everyone except Mia and Diego to fall for her charms, at least until she's found out.
* CainAndAbel: Cain to [[spoiler:Iris]]
* CuteAndPsycho
* DeathGlare: During her VillainousBreakdown, before immediately snapping back to her facade after she's done.
* EnfanteTerrible: Planned out such a villainous plot since 14 years old. Poor Terry. She even plotted to get her relative disinherited when she was probably about 8.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Dahlia didn't really click with the whole "have Pearl become the new master" plan of Morgan, claiming that she forced all of her broken dreams and hopes on Pearl, whether she likes it or not. She also hates Morgan, as well. [[spoiler:She agrees that Maya Fey must die, but to her it is for revenge against the already deceased Mia Fey.]]
* EvilRedhead: Though it's quite likely that she dyes it.
* [[spoiler:EvilTwin - in a literal sense]]
* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon
* FilleFatale: Just to emphasize the above: started seducing people and ruining lives at age ''fourteen''.
* FriendToAllLivingThings --> DisneyCreaturesOfTheFarce
* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* HelloNurse:
[[Characters/AceAttorneyWitnessesAndOtherCharactersGyakutenKenji2 For the Judges and Payne, to Mia's chagrin.
* [[spoiler: {{Hypocrite}}: She resents her mother Morgan Fey on her selfishness for her plan to have Pearl Fey as the Master, yet she join in her plan by her own selfishness for revenge against Mia Fey.]]
* ItsForABook: One of her excuses, it doesn't last long.
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: She gets away with the fake kidnapping plot and murdering her step-sister by spurning Terry Fawles into a SuicidePact.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Distant Traces of Beauty".
* ManipulativeBitch: "Two minutes, and she's got the whole courtroom wrapped around her little finger..."
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName[=/=]ShoutOut: A reference to the Black Dahlia, and she's got thorns. Possibly a ShoutOut to Nathaniel Hawthorne, specifically the story "Rappaccini's Daughter"--the title character is a WalkingWasteland with poison permeating her blood and body, and her very touch is lethal. "Chinami" refers to the saying "''chi mo namida mo nai''" ("without blood or tears"--basically callous to the extreme).
* [[spoiler:MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning]]
* NeverFoundTheBody
* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:Blames the failure of her schemes on the actions of others]].
* ParasolOfPrettiness
* PinkMeansFeminine: Wears an all pink outfit. It's just part of her cover image.
* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter]]: See the quote. [[spoiler:She winds up a witness in court after being executed, courtesy of Mia Fey telling Maya Fey to channel her.]]
* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: ''Boy howdy''.
* SmugSnake
* SpoiledBrat: [[spoiler: She goes into a [[VillainousBreakdown bratty tantrum]] after Phoenix and Mia pointed out and rubbed in her face that her entire petty revenge scheme had failed big time before being forcefully ejected from Maya's body]]. Goes to show that in the end, Dahlia is nothing more than a petty spoiled brat.
* TheVamp
* VillainousBreakdown: First when Mia exposes her as she really is, and the second [[spoiler: when Mia lectures her to the underworld.]]
* WickedCultured: How many soulless murderers are literature students?
* WoundedGazelleGambit: A favorite, particularly when she [[spoiler:reveals that the reason she assumed the identity of "Melissa Foster" was to protect herself against other kidnapping attempts and build a new life for herself after her traumatic experience]]. Too bad (for her) it doesn't work on Mia.
* YamatoNadeshiko: '''''SUBVERTED'''''. Its an act.

!!'''Ron [=DeLite=][[spoiler:, a.k.a. [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]]]''' (''Yusaku Amasugi/[[spoiler:Kamen Mask]]'')

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->"Come on! I'm guilty! Throw the book at meeeeeee!"

Ron is first introduced as the girly-looking, self-proclaimed PhantomThief, [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]. Naturally, with his appearance, high-strung actions, and the fact that his (incredibly hot) wife says he's delusional, Phoenix has his doubts. [[spoiler:Well, if you've read all the spoiler tags up to this point, you already know that he's the real deal.]]

* [[spoiler: AntiVillain]]
* {{Bishonen}}: If it weren't for the lower-pitched beep-de-beeps reserved for males when they talk, his gender might have been more of a mystery at first...
* CallingCard
* CowardlyLion
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Not only is he [[spoiler: really the PhantomThief [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=],]] he also [[spoiler: saved Desirée from a band of robbers. He apparently did it in a rather hysterical way, but he still did.]]
* ExpressiveHair
* GentlemanThief
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:If you examine the chief of police in the next case, you'll hear that [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=] tries to stop a bank robbery.]] Admittedly, he wasn't much of a bad guy to begin with.
** At the end of the game [[spoiler: he's revealed to have turned crimefighting into a business (though he also sells the criminals plans to get them to commit the crimes in the first place.)]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Thanks to Double Jeopardy laws,]] he is declared by the court to be Not Guilty of [[spoiler:''being [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=] at all,'' meaning he can never be tried for his heists and possibly the data theft.]] He is a good guy though, so it's OK.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Please Listen"; actually, if you want to get technical, it's [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]'s theme.
* LuckyCharmsTitle
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: "Amasugi" means "too sweet".
* PhantomThief
* RedheadInGreen
* RescueRomance: To Desiree.
* ShapedLikeItself: More obvious in the English version, but still present in [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]'s Japanese name, Kamen Mask--''Kamen'' is Japanese for "mask".
* ShrinkingViolet
* UnconfessedUnemployment: [[spoiler:The reason behind his becoming [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]; so that he could still pay for his wife's shopping habits without her finding out that he had lost his job]].
* VerbalTic: ...well, no, that's not exactly true. It's just a tendency for his explanations to trail [[color:gray:off into no]][[color:silver:thing]]
* WildTake: At the slightest provocation.

!!'''Desirée [=DeLite=]''' (''Mareka Amasugi'')

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Ron's incredibly hot wife (did I mention that already?). She spends money like it's going out of style [[spoiler:(hence why Ron got into thievery in the first place)]] and drives her motorcycle fast enough to call it "flying". She despises cowardly criminals above all else. [[spoiler:Apparently, Ron doesn't count because he [[CallingCard announces his thefts]]. Man did he make a good catch...]]

* BikerBabe: And how!
* DrivesLikeCrazy
* GoldDigger: Subversion. She's a shopaholic with expensive tastes, and that's definitely a large part of her attraction to Ron, but they actually [[MarryForLove Married For Love]].
* HappilyMarried
* LoveAtFirstSight
* PerpetualSmiler: Unless she's surprised, she usually has a very warm smile on her face.
* RescueRomance
* SuspiciousSpending: Subverted. It's ''her'' spending that makes Ron suspicious. She thinks he's loaded because security guards put their lives at risk and are paid appropriately.
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: The general response. It's heavily implied that he appeals to her maternal instincts... that and [[spoiler:she's under the impression he's loaded; he went into crime to [[UnconfessedUnemployment not tell her that he was fired]]]]. There's also the fact that [[spoiler: while Luke Atmey hid and covered up his crime, Ron kept truthfully screaming at anyone who would listen that he was [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]. So Ron is a criminal, but not the "cowardly" kind Desiree despises.]] Oh, yeah, and there was that one time when Ron saved her from gun-toting robbers, back when he still worked as a security consultant.

!!'''Jean Armstrong''' (''Kaoru Hondobo'')

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->"Non, non, NON! You naughty man!"

A very...*ahem* ''flamboyant'' French chef and owner of the restaurant Trés Bien. Thing is, the food there is anything ''but''. He's armpit-deep in debt in just trying to keep the restaurant afloat. [[spoiler:[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And he's a kleptomaniac.]]]]

* AmbiguouslyGay: Despite everything he says and does...he's never explicitly ''called'' gay.
* BrainBleach: He invokes this in Phoenix when he sees Armstrong rub aromatherapy oil on himself.
-->'''Phoenix:''' "MY EYES!"
* CampGay: His appearance ''alone'' renders Phoenix and Maya speechless.
* FanNickname: "The Gay Chef".
* GratuitousFrenchPhrases
* GratuitousSpanish: Apparently for laughs, because it just plain ''comes out of nowhere'' after Phoenix puts.
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide
* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini]]: [[spoiler:Implied. He doesn't get a "where are they now" spot in the ending, but his restaurant somehow stays open after the trial.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Beauty Hermitage".
* LethalChef: He can't even get ''coffee'' right.
* ManlyGay: Physically, though he certainly doesn't ''act'' like it.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: He's got strong arms, just look at him! "Hondobo" is a pun on "''fond de veau''" (French for "rich veal").
* NonIndicativeName: Trés Bien, [[BilingualBonus French for "very good"]], has terrible food.
* PoirotSpeak
* RealMenWearPink: And they decorate the walls of their restaurants in it too.
* SissyVillain: Subverted; while he has the mannerisms down, has done some questionable things [[spoiler:stealing and cooperating with Furio Tigre to frame Maggey]], he is not the murderer.
* SomethingAboutARose

!!'''Victor Kudo''' (''Shohei Igarashi'')

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->"The uniform! It's a disgrace! You can practically see their...*turns pale* their...YES! It's a disgrace!"

An unemployed grouchy old man that has a thing for the Trés Bien waitress uniforms and always has a box of birdseed with him (most likely for the purpose of having a weapon within arms length). He comes from a family of kimono embroiderers. A key witness to the case. [[spoiler:Actually he ended up witnessing a fake murder staged by the killer to throw off the victim's time of death.]]

* BottomlessMagazines and InfiniteSupplies: His birdseed, lampshaded.
* CripplingOverspecialization: He's (presumably) really good a embroidering kimonos...and not much else, which comes back to bite him when he's living in either a time (Japanese version) or a place (english version) where kimono embroidery just isn't in that big of demand.
* DirtyOldMan
* GagNose: Just ''look'' that at thing!
* GoodOldWays: Always preaching about these, and complaining about those damn kids and their newfangled words like "radio" and "glasses" (it's ''"wireless"'' and ''"spectacles"'', dammit!).
* GrumpyOldMan
* ImplausibleDeniability: His reasons for going to Trés Bien don't hold up when presented with evidence.
* [[IReadItForTheArticles I Eat There For The Food]]: His claim for his reason behind going to Trés Bien, reinforced by Psyche-locks.
* {{Jerkass}}: He doesn't use that box of bird seed to feed pidgeons. He uses it to throw it AT them, as well as people that annoys him.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Inspection War Song".
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: "Victor" comes from "victory", and "Shohei" means "soldier".
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: "I don't have a strap fetish!"
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Set up by Tigre to witness the fake murder, done to incriminate Maggey.]]

!!'''Lisa Basil''' (''Keiko Koike'')

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The head of Blue Screens Inc. and Glen's old boss. Incredibly precise and may very well actually be a robot.

* FunWithPalindromes: Her, Glen and her new hire Adam Mada in the ending.
* MakingASpectacleOfYourself: She doesn't even NEED to wear an HMD but does anyway.
* MediumAwareness: Whenever you mention someone or something with a picture, it pops up on the screen; she's the only character in the series who ''moves slightly out of the way'' to make room for it.
* RedHerring: If you think she has anything to do with the case or trial, think again. [[spoiler: You pressure a little minor info about the victim out of her (that probably could have been deduced through other means) and she's never mentioned again.]]
* RobotGirl: ...like a Franchise/GhostInTheShell, as Phoenix puts it.
* ThemeNaming: All Blue Screens Inc employees have [[FunWithPalindromes palindrome names]].
* TronLines: ...in her ''clothes''.

!!'''Viola Cadaverini''' (''Urami Shikabane'')

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The Tiger's assistant at Tender Lender. Very, very creepy. She's also the granddaughter of the biggest, baddest mob boss, Bruto Cadaverini. [[spoiler:She was the one who acted as Maggey during the staged murder, in order to frame her.]]

* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She DEFINITELY nails the "dark" aspect with her calm and composed (yet creepy) personality and she's pretty in a dark (and creepy) way, but her official height is listed at only 5'1", so she's really short and therefore doesn't fulfill the tallness aspect of this trope.
* BandageBabe: Though not for fetish purposes. [[spoiler:It is the reason Furio Tigre had a debt himself.]]
* CreepyCute: She somehow manages to look very creepy yet cute/pretty as well.
* CreepyMonotone: Her voice is stated to be like this, and the rate at which her words appear on the screen seem to reinforce that.
* CryCute: Perhaps not so much cute, but it's hard not to feel sorry for her when one realises how much she wanted to be loved.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Somewhat. She looks very creepy and at first glance she seems ObviouslyEvil, but she's more of a victim of the manipulations of [[{{Jerkass}} Furio Tigre]].
* DissonantSerenity: She maintains her calm and polite demeanor while subtly ''issuing death threats in casual conversations''.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: ''Very'' much so.
* EvilChef: Frighteningly, she hints that there's poison in her coffee.
* FaceOfAThug: She's creepy as hell, but not that bad.
* FreudianExcuse: She really, really wants to believe Furio Tigre did everything out of love for her.
* IllGirl: She looks like one given her pale and creepy/sickly appearance as well as the bandage on her head. She's a bit of a subversion though since the bandage is due to an injury and it is implied that she is just a frail woman by nature, not illness.
* KarmaHoudini: Because of the fact that Tigre was callously manipulating her, Phoenix feels angrier over her treatment at his hands than her willing role in framing an innocent woman for murder. Though it's not a surprise she wouldn't suffer legal repercussion for it in any case, seeing as her doting grandfather is a mob boss the police are afraid of. She refers to what was done as "evil," but she's still in the loan shark business as of ''Investigations''.
* [[spoiler:LoanShark: She takes over Tender Lender at the end of ''Trials & Tribulations''. In ''Investigations'' she sends bills to Lance Amano in the form of ''love letters''.]]
* LoveMartyr: She was in love with [[JerkAss Furio Tigre]] despite him only using her as a tool and pretending to reciprocate her feelings due of wanting to use her and out of fear of her grandfather. The real kicker is that deep down she knew all along that he didn't really love her.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: "Cadaverini" is Italian for "little corpse", while "Viola" might have been chosen for its similarity to "violence," or perhaps a reference to the instrument (which seems to play a big role in goth culture). "Urami" means "grudge", and "Shikabane" means "corpse".
* OlderThanTheyLook: She looks younger than her age of 25.
* StrangeGirl: She's a milder example of this trope than most other examples, but still, from her mannerisms to her laugh to her speech patterns to the fact that makes food consisting of ''blue eggs''[[hottip:*:Viola mentions a food made of eggs that hatch blue chicks. Clearly the eggs are poisoned with Potassium Cyanide or some other poison that screws with the body's ability to regulate oxygen.]]...she can be quite strange at times.
* [[UglyGuysHotDaughter Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter/Granddaughter]]: She's more "pretty in a dark/creepy way" than "hot", but nonetheless her father is shown very briefly in one case and he and her grandfather aren't exactly attractive, but she is.
* WomanScorned: During the credits of ''Trials & Tribulations'', she says [[spoiler:that she sent poisoned food to Tigre in jail. And when you think about it, him eating that food would be KarmicDeath UpToEleven.]]
* [[YakuzaPrincess Mafia Princess]]
* {{Yandere}}: Her WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue bit at the end of T&T implies this; see the WomanScorned comments.


!!'''Furio Tigre, aka The Tiger''' (''Toranosuke Shibakuzo'', aka ''Zenitora'')

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-> "Gwoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...!!"

Thanks to his similarly-spiky haircut, he looks a lot like Phoenix and even uses that to imitate him, prompting the nickname "Xin Eohp" (pronounced "zin eeope") from Maya. He's the loan shark in charge of Tender Lender, and lent money to Jean Armstrong and Glen Elg. His nickname pretty much sums up his personality. [[spoiler:Four months before the case (September of the previous year), he got into an accident with Viola, and the latter nearly died. Her operation was a nominal fee of one million dollars. Viola's grandfather, Bruto, [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse demanded that The Tiger pay up by the end of the year]]. Tigre planned to get the money through Glen Elg, one of his clients. Elg was addicted to gambling, but also a genius programmer, and so he made a powerful virus (which could be sold on the black market for several million dollars) as a collateral to pay for his debt. However, literally minutes before he gives the disk to Tigre, Elg won $500,000 in the lottery, more than enough to pay off his debt (a mere $100,000), and therefore no longer needed to give Tigre the deadly program. Tigre less than a month before his time was up, and he panicked and put potassium cyanide in Elg's coffee, killing him and leaving the virus for himself. Then, with Armstrong (whose arm was twisted since he owed money) and Viola's help, he played an act for Kudo to witness that incriminated the Trés Bien waitress, Maggey Byrde. Tigre then disguised himself as Phoenix and posed as Maggey's defense and deliberately lost to Winston Payne of all people.]]

* BilingualBonus: His name is composed of Italian words. "Furio" is a common name for a pet, and "Tigre" is... Well, you know.
* BrooklynRage: "WHADDYA THINK YOUSE DOIN'?!"
** KansaiRegionalAccent in the original Japanese dialogue.
* EvilTwin: Parodied; when Phoenix and Maya first find out about that Nick's got a phony, Maya suddenly exclaims, "I got it!" Phoenix replies, "If you're going to ask if I've got a twin brother, the answer is 'no'."
* [[spoiler:HealthcareMotivation]]: [[spoiler:Not by choice, but he finds himself forced to reimburse Bruto for Viola's $1 million operation. He plans on taking and selling Glen's MC Bomber virus as collateral, but when Glen comes up with enough money to pay off his debt (which is not enough to pay off what Tigre owes), Tigre kills him]].
* IncomingHam: The first indication that you'll be encountering him in any given scene? Just look at his character quote!
* InSeriesNickname: "Xin Eohp"
* {{Jerkass}}
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Warehouse Tiger".
* LoanShark
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: He's a furious tiger. "Toranosuke" means "tiger boy" and "Shibakuzo" means, more or less, "I'm gonna kick your ass!" "Zenitora" is roughly "Cash Tiger". Also, tigers are, according to legend, enemies with dragons (i.e. Pheonix, or ''Ryu''ichi).
* MostDefinitelyNotAVillain: See PaperThinDisguise. [[spoiler: No, really. The badge was made of cardboard.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
** The French version changes Tender Lender's name to Sadouille-Crédit; that is, "''credit scammer''". No, really.
* PaperThinDisguise: His disguise consisted solely on a blue suit, his spikey hair, and a cardboard cut-out badge. And everyone fell for it, except Godot, so he didn't take the case the first time.
** He also managed to disguise himself as [[spoiler:the already dead victim]], and gets found out by making a few crucial mistakes, [[spoiler:namely wearing an earpiece over the ear the victim had injured]].
* [[RealMenWearPink Real Men Drive Pink Scooters]]
* RedRightHand: Just ''look'' at the guy!
* ScreamingWarrior
* ScrollingText: Most of his roars cannot be contained by just one textbox.
* SdrawkcabName: Maya nicknames him "Xin Eohp".
* TigerVersusDragon: His shirt has a picture of a tiger biting the head of a dragon--Phoenix's Japanese given name has the kanji for dragon in it.
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: After Phoenix tricks him into proving himself the murderer, he screams so loudly that the lights go out.]]
* {{Yakuza}}: Certainly looks the part with his style of dress but actually he's on the outside looking in (normally he's just some two-bit loan shark who shakes people down for money for his own gain but got dragged into the bigger picture after his "incident" with Viola).

!!'''Bruto Cadaverini''' (''Gonta Shikabane'')

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The head of the mob and doting grandfather to Viola.

* BaldOfEvil
* TheDon
* TheGhost: He's spoken of by several characters, but he doesn't appear in the case in person.
* [[PapaWolf Grandpapa Wolf]]: Viola is his little girl, thus hell falls on whoever hurts her in any way.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: He sure seems like a brute. "Cadaverini" and "Shikabane" both mean "corpse". "Gonta" roughly means "big authority".
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse
* [[ShotgunWedding Shotgun Paying For Grandaughter's Operation]]

!!'''Terry Fawles''' (''Michiru Onamida'')

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->"... Ugh. Sorry. I told a little lie."

Mia's first-ever client, an escaped death-row convict. Has a poor grasp of grammar and acts mostly like a scared little kid.

* AcquittedTooLate: For ''several'' crimes he's suspected of.
* BloodFromTheMouth: After he [[spoiler:poisons himself]].
* CatchPhrase: "I din't do nuttin'! I din't kill nobody!"
* DumbMuscle
* {{Ephebophile}}: Sure does seem like the odd man out on this list, but he dated 14-year-old Dahlia Hawthorne when he was 20 and refers to her as his 'teen angel'.
** Kind of ValuesDissonance here though, since the age of consent is 13 in Japan (meaning this only applies to the localization). Might still count somewhat, however, as each prefecture has its own laws regarding corruption of minors, so in many parts of Japan the practical age of consent is similar to America, i.e., 16-18.
** Still given his mental status, if anything was going on it was Dahlia taking advantage of ''him''.
* FallGuy: Dahlia and Valerie betrayed him, leaving him to take the fall for the kidnapping and "killing" Dahlia.
* LoveMartyr: In f---ing spades.
* ManChild
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Both his English and Japanese names refer to falling tears. Not only that, but he was also framed for a murder that he didn't commit ''twice''; meaning he was the "fall guy", so to speak.
* PuppyDogEyes
* [[spoiler:SuicidePact]]: Damn you, Dahlia. Damn. You.
* UnwittingPawn: But you can't help but feel bad for him.
* YouNoTakeCandle: He speaks like a caveman most of the time. It goes with his brutish appearance.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Debuted in Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney]]
!!'''Olga Orly''' (''Masaka Sakai'')

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->'''Apollo''':"(Oh, really, Ms. Orly?)

Don't worry, her name gets ''plenty'' of lampshading. Anyway, she's a waitress of Borscht Bowl Club that was the dealer for Phoenix and Smith's poker game and ergo a witness to the murder. [[spoiler: Actually, she didn't witness anything. "Quick Fingers" Orly is a professional gambler and trick dealer, in cahoots with Smith. But by [[BornLucky sheer luck]], Phoenix found out about their plot to "catch" him "cheating" during the game; as a result, Smith flipped and knocked her out cold.]]

* AlliterativeName
* DishDash: CrowningMomentOfAwesome in sprite form. The animation is REALLY impressive.
* {{Fauxreigner}}
* FlungClothing
* PoirotSpeak: {{Justified|Trope}}.
* PunnyName: [[MemeticMutation O rly?]] "Masaka" is the equivalent of "It can't be!"
* [[spoiler:RedHerring: Being the second witness in the game (and the first besides the defendant or the detective), experienced Ace Attorney players are likely to suspect her as the murderer, much like Frank, Richard or Dahlia. She isn't.]]

!!'''Wocky Kitaki''' (''Takita Kitaki'')

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-->''"Wait till I run the yard. Then everyone'll know what time it is. That's right! O.G. time all the time. Represent!"''

Apollo's second client, and heir to the Kitaki family. He was shot in the heart six months prior to his case [[spoiler:and is still highly at risk of dying]].

* AnimalMotifs: His hairstyle and the "whisker" marks on his face are meant to emulate a fox, and the fox is the Kitaki family's symbol.
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: His parents disagree, and decide to go legit partly because he got shot because of their criminal practices, [[spoiler:and partly to pay for his operation]].
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Regarding [[spoiler:Alita, until she quite plainly spells it out to him]]. Even after that, he continues to take [[spoiler:her]] side and gets mad at Apollo when [[spoiler:he gets her convicted for murder]].
* JiveTurkey: Evidently Wocky doesn't comprehend the difference between "gangster" and "gangsta".
* {{Keet}}
* LeeroyJenkins: He got his bullet wound by going in 15 minutes in advance.
* [[spoiler:MealTicket]]
* MeaningfulName: A Wocky is a fox-type Neopet. The Kitaki family's crest is a fox.
** PunnyName: It also sounds like "Walkie-Talkie".
* OutOfCharacterIsSeriousBusiness: When he finds out [[spoiler:why his father wanted to go legit]], he drops the JiveTurkey talk for a moment.
* ThemeNaming: With Alita. His Japanese name in Eastern order is "''kita kita kita''" ("north" three times).
* TooDumbToLive: Even if he doesn't get himself killed, [[spoiler:he does get others killed by mere extension]]. And if experiences like this don't teach a person...
* {{Yakuza}}

!!'''Guy Eldoon''' (''Mugitsura Yatabuki'')

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->"You take a spoon, you drink some broth... Those onions will find their way in there. For people who like 'em, why that's just fine. For people who hate 'em... ...I hate onions. Hate 'em! Always sneaking in from the side, gettin' in the way of a good tastin' spoonful."

A noodle stand owner that's a bit bitter towards Meraktis[[spoiler:, but he didn't kill him. Nice try, sucker]]. He comes to Apollo to ask him to find his missing noodle stand. He also used to be a surgeon.

* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: His hat looks like a bowl, and his hair looks like ramen noodles. Sure enough, he is a noodle vendor. [[spoiler:The hair is fake, and possibly attached to the bowl-hat. When he takes it off, Eldoon's real hair is medium length, parted neatly towards the left side, and dark brown/black, the same shade as his eyebrows. ''"Permit me to speak as a surgeon..."'' indeed.]]
* BigOlEyebrows
* DubInducedPlotHole: Eldoon says that Phoenix and his partners went to his father's noodle stand during Nick's attorney days. Problem is, the localization team of the first three games [[{{Woolseyism}} changed references to noodles into burgers]]. Fortunately, this is pretty easy to overlook (heck, with Maya's voracious appetite, one could easily imagine her stopping off at Eldoon Sr.'s noodle cart on the way home from the local burger bar) and the worst of it in the game.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Take a look at him. Notice how [[spoiler:his eyebrows don't match his hair]]? As it turns out, [[spoiler:the hair is fake]].
* ImpossiblyDeliciousFood: In the manga, he is able to make an extremely good bowl of Golden Pork Soup noodles, but can only make two per day.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: "Permit me to speak as a surgeon..."
* RedHerring: Mentioned in-game when Apollo jokes about him being a suspect after [[spoiler:it's revealed that Eldoon and Meraktis were rivals]].
* SdrawkcabName: Eldoon is "noodle" backwards, which makes him the "Noodle Guy."
* YouCantFightFate: At first, Eldoon broke family tradition in that he was a [[spoiler:doctor]] instead of a noodle vendor. When [[spoiler:Meraktis]] forced him to quit, he begrudgingly started to sell noodles, saying that it's what he was fated to do.

!!'''Plum Kitaki''' (''Koume Kitaki'')

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Wocky's Sherman tank of a mother (as Phoenix put it). She's typically friendly and takes most things in good humor, but when it comes to her family, she becomes quite serious.

* ApronMatron
* FaceOfAThug: Apollo seems quite terrified of her, but she's actually a pretty nice lady.
* SwordCane: Or a sword ''broom,'' anyway.
* {{Yakuza}}

!!'''Alita Tiala''' (''Minami Namina'')

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Wocky's fiancé. She's concerned that Wocky'll get convicted, so she seeks Apollo's services. [[spoiler:She got engaged to Wocky because she knew he was going to die and as his wife, she would get the Kitaki family fortune. Eventually, she ends up having to kill Pal Meraktis to keep him quiet.]]

* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim: She was almost strangled to death by Meraktis at the night of the muder after she tells him that Wocky is out to kill him for his botched operation. If Meraktis checked on her vital signs like a proper doctor should have ([[SpannerInTheWorks and a certain panty thief never went to Meraktis's garage and blocked his car's muffler]]), Alita would have been the murder victim in this case instead.]]
* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing]]: Aren't they all?
* FluffyFashionFeathers: Her dress has feathers arranged over the chest in a pattern like angel wings.
* [[spoiler:GoldDigger]]
* [[spoiler:GracefulLoser: She freaks out a few times during the trial but when she's finally exposed as the murderer she calmly admits to it without much fuss.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Alita" is Latin for "small winged one".
* PerpetualMolt: The "wings" on her dress allow this [[spoiler:during her VillainousBreakdown]].
* PimpedOutDress: Her dress has the feather arrangement, a four leaf clover in the middle of the feathers, and lots of frills.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler:After Apollo has uncovered her true reasons for getting close to Wocky and Wocky tries to speak up in defense of her, she responds with one, saying that he's a fool for not having figured her out, saying that the evidence should be "so obvious. Even for a brainless, spoiled brat such as (Wocky)."]]
* SmugSnake: [[spoiler:Once she reveals her true intentions she doesn't hesitate to drop her YamatoNadeshiko act and suddenly pull this act instead, with an equally Smug Grin to boot]].
* [[spoiler:SpringtimeForHitler: She hired Apollo thinking that a rookie lawyer employed by a questionable anything agency would get Wocky convicted in no time.]]
-->'''Alita''': [[spoiler:No. My biggest mistake... ...was coming to you for help, Mr. Justice! I believed in you! You and your "Anything Agency"... If anyone would get Wocky declared guilty it was you!]]
* [[spoiler:WoundedGazelleGambit: She tries to pull one when it's revealed that Meraktis attacked her on the night of the crime.]]
* YamatoNadeshiko: [[spoiler:Subverted]].

!!'''Winfred "Big Wins" Kitaki''' (''Tsunekatsu Kitaki'')

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Big Wins is the head of the Kitaki family, but when he discovers that it was the gangster lifestyle that put his son in mortal danger, he decided that he wanted to come clean and quit the "business". At the end of the case he starts a pie business.

* BigOlEyebrows
** The effect of which can also be taken as SinisterShades or HiddenEyes.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Most likely because they become puppy dog eyes when they're open.
* FaceOfAThug: ...With a cute apron. Lampshaded by Apollo.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: He resembles [[Film/TheGodfather Don Corleone]], according to Court Records.
* {{Yakuza}}

!!'''Wesley Stickler''' (''Kyosaku Kawazu'')

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->"I have got to know the secret [[spoiler:of your panties]]! My very existence depends on it!"

A student of the same college Phoenix went to. He tries to portray himself as keenly intelligent and to have friends, but those seem to be his own delusions. He witnessed the murder of Pal Meraktis. [[spoiler:He didn't kill him, but on the same night he did steal both Trucy and Plum's panties.]]

* AccidentalPervert: He really isn't [[spoiler:stealing panties]] for perverted reasons. He's just doing it ForScience Unfortunately for him, no one is convinced.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: "I have a new name, one that reflects my true academic nature... Wesley Sicko, reporting! Yes, curiosity is a sickness, and I am the cure!"
* DamnedByFaintPraise: He recalls a professor saying "At least you have good eyesight, Stickler. I'll give you that."
* FeigningIntelligence: He fools nobody.
* ForScience: His justification for [[spoiler:[[PantyThief stealing panties]]]], of all things.
** Yes it does. [[spoiler:They seem to be roughly the same size.....]]
* MotorMouth
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: He was supposed to be a ''biseinen'' (pretty man). You can see how that turned out for him.
* ScrollingText: Not as bad as Wendy Oldbag, however.
* SpannerInTheWorks: His [[spoiler:panty thieving]] shenanigans force [[spoiler:Meraktis to resort to stealing Eldoon's noodle stand in order to dispose of Alita's body. If it weren't for him, ''Alita'' would probably have been the murder victim in this case instead]].

!!'''Lamiroir'''

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[[spoiler:Blind]] singer from the fourth game who hails from the nation of Borginia. She was named by her manager as the sole witness to his murder. [[spoiler:In actuality she is the amnesic Thalassa Gramarye, former stage magician. See Characters/AceAttorneyTroupeGramarye for more information.]]

* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: [[spoiler:She's forty, and Apollo is twenty-two. How old was she when she had him? You do the math.]]
* [[spoiler:BlindMusician: It's her, not Machi, who's blind... But then, it's implied she got eye surgery between cases 3 and 4.]]
* {{Fauxreigner}}
* HotShounenMom: [[spoiler:For someone in their 40's, who has two children (one being at least half her age, the other in high school), she looks really good. Even moreso when she takes off her mask.]]
* [[spoiler:IdentityAmnesia: Though she regains her memory at the end of the game.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Landcape Painter in Sound".
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Lamiroir is actually Thalassa Gramarye, mother of Trucy and Apollo]].
* [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]: [[spoiler:Someone attempted to murder her after she testifies in court. Thankfully, she knows that the power is off in the stage, and uses the darkness to hide, but nearly suffocates after she locks herself in a guitar(?) case. She is rescued by Apollo and Trucy, and her attempted assassination is a minor plot point.]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: She is the final juror who decides the outcome of the last case.]]
* TranslatorBuddy: For Machi.
* [[GirlInABox Woman In A Contrabass Case]]

!!'''Machi Tobaye'''

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A blind [[spoiler:(not)]] pianist that accompanies Lamiroir. Is suspected for murder based on certain [[FridgeLogic circumstances]]. He doesn't talk much, and only in Borginian. [[spoiler:Except for that bit of English he knows]].

* {{Bishonen}}
* BlindMusician: [[spoiler: Actually, he's just faking it.]]
* ButtMonkey: [[spoiler: The court seems to go out of its way to see Machi, a child, convicted of murder. The theory of Machi commiting the murder is full of holes, even after the reveal that he is not actually blind.]]
* ConfessToALesserCrime: [[spoiler:What saves him from being convicted of murder, and exposes Daryan in the end. Apollo reveals that if he confesses to smuggling cocoons in court, he will be able to avoid the death penalty, and Daryan breaks down after realizing that this will expose him]].
* EloquentInMyNativeTongue: [[spoiler:He can speak English, just not very well]].
* NoodleIncident: For some reason, he's in desperate need of money, [[spoiler:enough to smuggle cocoons]], but he refuses to disclose why.
* NoPronunciationGuide: Lampshaded, twice. Though his name comes directly from his Japanese name (Maki Tobayu) so that helps.
* [[spoiler:ObfuscatingDisability]]: [[spoiler:Used to help publicity.]]
* PersonaNonGrata / YouCantGoHomeAgain: [[spoiler: In regards to Borginia, since he committed cocoon smuggling, which is punishable by death there.]]
* SinisterShades
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: He is absent in the credits. Even Lamiroir (aka. Thalassa Gramaryre) makes no mention of him. It is, however, implied at the end of the third case that he will go to prison for his work smuggling cocoons.]]
* WhenHeSmiles

!!'''Vera Misham''' (''Makoto Ese'')

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Young and prodigious artist [[spoiler:and forger of impeccable skill]] accused of poisoning her father. Doesn't talk much, and she sketches pictures of faces instead of changing her own expression.

* AmbiguousDisorder: It could be possible to diagnose her with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome. She talks very little, often in short fragmented sentences, and doesn't change her facial expression or tone when she talks, instead drawing different faces in her sketch pad. She is also extremely shy. When Apollo goes to visit her at the Detention Center, she stands to the side of the window staring at him for twenty minutes, leading Apollo to believe she wasn't there. The only topics she'll talk about at length are Troupe Gramarye and her GoodLuckCharm, a bottle of nail polish she received from Kristoph Gavin for when she needed to go outside. [[spoiler: Kristoph poisoned the nail polish and intended for Vera to poison herself with it, since he noticed she chews her nails when she's nervous or put under stress.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* BreakTheCutie: The reason why she's so shy and emotionless is because she was almost kidnapped as a child.
* EmotionlessGirl: She conveys her emotions by drawing on her notepad. However, she is ''extremely'' cute when she smiles.
* {{Hikikomori}}: She's lived in her father's art studio for the past seven years, with the only contact with the outside world through the mail.
* IllGirl: She is described to be rather sickly since she was young.
* [[spoiler: KillTheCutie: In the bad ending, where she dies of atroquinine poisoning, courtesy of [[BigBad Kristoph Gavin]].]]
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Both her English and Japanese names refer to honesty.
* ShrinkingViolet: Aww, poor little thing!!
* ShyBlueHairedGirl
* SpannerInTheWorks: As a result of ''not'' being the UnwittingPawn.
* WhenSheSmiles

!!'''Spark Brushel''' (''Shotaro Hamigaki'')

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A quirky freelance reporter always in search for the next big scoop. He smells like toothpaste whenever he smiles, "which is far too often," to quote Zak. He witnessed Drew's murder.

* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's incredibly quirky and tends to jump to the wrong conclusions at times, but he seems to do good work...
* IntrepidReporter
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: He describes the events of case 4-4 as a tangled cobweb; it starts off pretty good, but then he loses Phoenix at "biggerer".
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Looks like a person out of WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes next to the rest of the {{Animesque}} cast.
** {{Gonk}}: Not exceptionally ugly, but there are a number of things that are really off about him. For example, he blinks with only his lower eyelids.
* VerbalTic: "Reporter Frequently Speaks In Headlines! Talking To Him Is A Chore!", end quote.
* WhamLine: In Case 4-4, [[spoiler:gives indications revealing Apollo being Lamiroir[=/=]Thalassa's son]]
-->'''Brushel''': "Thalassa Has Another Child Besides [[spoiler:Trucy]]", end quote.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Debuted in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies]]

!!'''Juniper Woods''' (''Shinobu Morizumi'')

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Athena Cykes's friend and Phoenix's first client in Dual Destinies. She was accused of planting a bomb in one of the courtrooms of the courthouse, and Phoenix must prove her innocence. She gets nervous easily and likes knitting. She serves as the StudentCouncilPresident at her school, the Themis Legal Academy, and hopes to become a judge one day. [[spoiler:She is the defendant of the third case, as the circumstances of the mock trial she designed ends up bearing a strong resemblance to the actual murder that takes place.]]

* AffectionateNickname: She calls Athena "Thena". In turn, Athena calls her "Junie"
* BlushSticker: On her artwork, at least.
* [[spoiler:FriendshipTrinket: Given one by Chishio.]]
* GirlishPigtails
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Unfortunately [[spoiler:the bomb was hidden in one of them]], which causes suspicion to fall on her.
* IllGirl: Her dialogue is sometimes peppered with feeble coughing.
* LoveTriangle: Rumored to be the object of affection for both Rei and Chishio [[spoiler: except she is completely smitten with Apollo and the three are just good friends.]]
* MeaningfulName: Both her given and family names in the English version are botanically-themed; juniper being a type of coniferous plant. This is in keeping with her clothing having plant motifs. The "mori" (森) in her Japanese surname means "forest" and her clothes are based around "mori girl" fashion.
* NiceHat
* [[spoiler: ShipTease: She falls in love with Apollo after her saves her from being crushed by rocks; becoming nervous in his presence, knitting items with love hearts and blushing at him when she performs at the school concert.]]
* TextileWorkIsFeminine

!!'''Ted Tonate''' (''Shingo Barashima'')

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A bomb technician who works for the police force. Was tasked with [[BombDisposal disarming the bomb]] that destroyed the courthouse. Although he can speak normally, his preferred way of communicating with others is by typing phrases into his wrist-mounted computer and then having the computer speak for him. [[spoiler: He is responsible for letting the bomb set off although he didn't plant the bomb. He actually likes bombs so much he collects them. He disarms actual bombs but then replaces them with models later on.]]

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: His English name, which is [[PunnyName punny]] too.
* GadgeteerGenius: He's able to disassemble and re-assemble his model bomb in a matter of ''seconds''.
* GogglesDoNothing: Subverted, he can see far away with the help of his goggles and when questioned by Phoenix if his goggles can see that far, he claims he saw the bomb ticking off with his goggles and remarks he can see what Phoenix ate for breakfast just by looking at his tie. [[spoiler:A lie (well, the bomb part) as the bomb was hidden in a stuffed animal.]]
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Detonate
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown]]: [[spoiler:Starts biting on the bomb he carries but causes his goggles to overload and explode in his face. The bomb then counts down to 0 and shows the disarming has failed.]]

!!'''Jinxie Tenma''' (''Yumemi Tenma'')

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A friend of Trucy's, and the daughter of the head of the Tenma family. She has a total phobia of {{Youkai}}, and is always slapping charms on things to protect herself from them.

* {{Meido}}
* PaperTalisman: Slaps one onto everybody, including her father and herself.
* PunnyName: Her first name comes from the word "jinx".

!!'''Deemon Tenma'''

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Jinxie Tenma's father and the mayor of Tenma Town. The main suspect of the case.

* MeaningfulName: His Japanese first name comes from a Japanese expression which means "reduced to skin and bones". The pronunciation is also identical to the word "demon".
* NiceHat: Okay, not really a hat but a bunch of paper tags that were placed on his head by Jinxie to protect him from possession.
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: He looks evil but is actually a nice guy who cares about Jinxie. [[spoiler:He even pretended to be possessed by a demon in order to protect her.]]
* [[spoiler:SecretIdentity: He's really the wrestler Great Kyuubi.]]

!!'''Phineas Filch''' (''Kumabee Zeniarai'')

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The manager of the Nine Tale Vale's mayor's mansion. He tends to be petty when it comes to snatching things such as Apollo's bracelet.

* GenerationXerox: He steals things like his grandfather, whom Filch claims to be a famous thief.
* {{Gonk}}
* MeaningfulName: "Filch" means to steal, as seen by the various objects he stole.
* NiceHat
* ShoutOut: His Japanese surname contains a reference to the fictional currency featured in none other than Capcom's games.

!!'''Shuuichi Biyouin'''

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A man working for the Tenma family as one of their secretaries and frequently uses a special brand of perfume and dyes his hair to various colors.

* [[spoiler:BlondGuysAreEvil]]
** [[spoiler:Though he's not always blond.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese surname means "beauty parlor".
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown]]: [[spoiler:Biyouin starts to spray his face with more perfume and eventually shows his dyed hair to be now back to its natural color, gray, and his skin color to be less lighter. He then answers a bunch of cellphone calls and then collapses with the news he's now in massive debt.]]
* [[spoiler:WhiteHairBlackHeart]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He actually has blue hair at one point. [[spoiler:Of course, the hair is all dyed. His true hair color is gray.]]
* [[spoiler:YoungerThanTheyLook: Once his true appearance is seen after his breakdown, it's very hard to believe Biyouin's only 33.]]

!!'''Rei Shizuya'''

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A cool-headed Themis Legal Academy defense attorney student wearing a blue uniform. Rei is supposedly an excellent student due to his perfect test scores and him being an ace at archery although [[spoiler:the test scores are because of defense attorney teacher Means accepting bribes from Rei's parents to fake his test scores. That, and he's a 25-year-old working part-time as a construction worker.]]

* AdjustingYourGlasses
* [[spoiler:FriendshipTrinket: Wears one on his neck.]]
* JerkAss: Acts like one due to his perfect scores and skills. [[spoiler:Can't say the same about him once he finds out about his scores being the result of his parents bribing teacher Means.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}
* LoveTriangle: Rumored to be in one with Juniper and Chishio. [[spoiler:Of course, it's just a rumor. They're just good friends.]]
* [[spoiler: ManlyTears]]
* MeaningfulName: His name does contain the kanji for "arrow", "quiet" and "cold". [[spoiler:Rei also means "zero", as in him actually being a big failure of a student.]]
* [[spoiler:OlderThanTheyLook: He insists he is 18 years old but is later outed to be really 25 by Blackquill.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Chishio's red. It's even in their names!
* ReferenceOverdosed: There are a lot of comparisons that can be made with Rei and [[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Yumihiko Ichiyanagi]], such as the uniform, their names and their [[spoiler:perfect grades being the result of their parents bribing the teacher of their class.]]
* TheStoic

!!'''Chishio Atsui'''

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A hot-blooded Themis Legal Academy prosecutor student wearing a red uniform. Chishio also works with ceramics and has the tendency to destroy certain works if it was found unlikable. [[spoiler:Chishio is actually a girl who had been strictly raised as a boy for her whole life. She joined the academy to study law as her parents wanted to but seemed to have taken more of a liking for art than being a prosecutor.]]

* [[spoiler:{{Bifauxnen}}]]
* TheCutie
* [[spoiler:DeclarativeFinger]]
* DudeLooksLikeALady: He looks very feminine. [[spoiler: It makes sense because he is actually a ''she''.]]
* [[spoiler:FriendshipTrinket: She made three of them for herself and Juniper and Rei.]]
* [[spoiler:GenderReveal: Outed as a girl during her cross examination.]]
* HotBlooded: Chishio tends to scream a lot and insists on being very masculine, despite having some interest in women's clothing. [[spoiler: Well, turns out Chishio is really a girl so that was why she liked clothing for girls. She does retain some hot-bloodedness but she mostly acts feminine.]]
* LoveTriangle: Supposedly competes with Rei for Juniper. [[spoiler:Nope, she's just good friends with them.]]
* MeaningfulName: Chishio is an expression for hot-bloodedness and Atsui means "hot".
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Rei's blue. It's even in their names!

!!'''Myriam Scuttlebutt''' (''Atsume Uwasa'')

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A suspicious Themis Legal Academy student who hides her identity by covering herself with a cardboard box.

* ExpressiveAccessory: When she starts sweating, the box somehow sweats too.
* [[spoiler:FacePalm: When she throws off the box to yell at you, then realizes she isn't wearing it.]]
* GirlInABox: Myriam goes around in a box so she can eavesdrop on people more easier.
** Becomes hilarious when you realize she wants to be a judge, and imagine her wearing it on the bench. ''All rise before the esteemed cardboard box lady..''
* [[spoiler:GirlishPigtails: Whenever we see her without the box covering her head.]]
* [[spoiler:IJustWantToHaveFriends: She decided to spend so much of her time on them not because of her newspaper club but because she only wanted to be friends with Juniper, Rei and Chishio.]]
* MeaningfulName: "''Atsume Usawa''" means "rumor collecting" after translation. "Scuttlebutt" carries the same connotation in English.
* [[spoiler:YouGottaHaveBlueHair]]

!!'''Means''' (''Shinji Ichiro'')

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A defense attorney teacher of Themis Legal Academy.

* CoolOldGuy: [[spoiler:Yeah, no. Once Means [[JustForPun means]] business, he doesn't hesitate to throw pieces of chalk at the defense for not speaking up at attendance correctly.]]
* [[spoiler:ExpositoryHairstyle: From friendly and curly, to an intimidating mohawk.]]
* [[JustForPun Mean]][[MeaningfulName ingful Name]]: Means refers to him expecting meaningful results from his academy, as if he ran the academy himself. [[spoiler:He's also not very nice.]]
* [[spoiler:[[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]: When Courte confronted him about her knowing about him raising Rei's scores because of him being bribed by Rei's parents, he didn't want her ruining him and killed her.]]
* SimpleStaff: It does have a globe-like object attached to it.
* [[spoiler:TakeAThirdOption: He attempts to find alternate punishments in place of his murder sentences.]]
* [[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'.]]

!!'''Taiyou Hoshinari'''

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An astronaut who is friends with Apollo Justice.

* AnimeHair
* MeaningfulName: His Japanese first name literally means "sun". Plus, his name can come from phrases that roughly mean "I want to become a star".

!!'''Ponco'''

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One of the robots found in the station.

* FunWithAcronyms: '''P'''sychological '''O'''perator & '''N'''avigating '''Co'''mpanion.
* InsistentTerminology: It's not [[spoiler:"witness"]], it's "Ponco".
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots

!!'''Ponta'''

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A robot accompanying the scientist Kaguya Yuugami.

* FunWithAcronyms: Averted; unlike Ponco, Ponta is just his name.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots
* RobotBuddy: To Kaguya.

!!'''Kaguya Yuugami'''

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The sister of the prosecutor/convict Simon Blackquill.

* HotScientist
* MeaningfulName: Princess Kaguya is a figure from a Japanese folktale (The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter) who was said to have come from the moon. Kaguya is also a nickname for a satellite and a name for a minor planet.
* RobotBuddy: Has one she is free to use (and abuse). She also creates these robots in the first place.

!!'''Uchuu Oogawara'''

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Chief of the GYAXA space program and space center, a proud man who rides a not-quite-Segway everywhere he goes.

* CoolOldGuy
* {{Leitmotif}}
* MeaningfulName: His name contains a homophone for the word for "space" and basically references how he only works at a space station instead of actually being at space like an astronaut.
* NiceHat
* SmallNameBigEgo: He's quite obsessed with his name going down in history.
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown: He's not exactly a villain but has one that matches a killer's breakdown. At the end of case 4, he accidentally smashes down too hard on the controls for his segway, so his segway goes out of control and he's ''dragged all around the courtroom'' before finally smashing through the courtroom doors and leaving an ImpactSilhouette.]]

!!'''[[spoiler:Phantom]]'''
[[spoiler:An international spy who has been posing as Detective Bobby Fulbright for at least a year before the start of the game. His true identity is unknown and is never known by the player as he is shot by an unknown shooter sent by the organization he worked for. He does survive though as the bullet didn't hit anything vital.]]

* [[spoiler:BecomingTheMask: He disguised himself with a lot of identities to the point where he forgot what his true identity is.]]
* [[spoiler:BeneathTheMask: Quite literally in this case. Subverted, in that we never actually meet his real personality - just his takes on other people.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad: While impersonating the deceased Fulbright.]]
* [[spoiler:DeadPersonImpersonation: He killed Fulbright so he could manipulate the crime scene as a detective.]]
* [[spoiler:EmotionSuppression: He doesn't feel any emotions whatsoever but the defense and prosecution cause him to start feeling fearful.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilTwin: Disguises himself as Phoenix after he reveals himself to mock him.]]
* [[spoiler:TheFaceless: For the player, his face is never seen after his breakdown.]]
* [[spoiler:TheKillerBecomesTheKilled: Right after he keeps switching masks in his breakdown and eventually goes back to the torn Fulbright mask, he gets shot by an unknown shooter. Of course, the trope is subverted here as Phantom survives since nothing vital was hit.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Leitmotif}}: When he's mentioned, he has an ominous theme related to the UR-1 Incident. He has Fulbright's theme before the big reveal about his disguise and afterwards, he has one other theme closely resembling to the first one but much more sinister.]]
* [[spoiler:MaskPower]]
* [[spoiler:MasterOfDisguise: He can do the mannerisms of the
characters he's copying ''perfectly''.]]
* [[spoiler:ShapeshifterIdentityCrisis: During his breakdown, he starts to scream about what his true face is and becomes confused on whom he really is.]]
* [[spoiler:TheSpook]]
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown: Has a pretty big one here. His face turns into various characters, such as Tonate and Means, and screams about his identity crisis. He eventually turns back into Fulbright but unexpectedly gets shot by an unknown assailant and at the last moment, takes off his mask but his face is never seen.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Pretty much.

!!'''Ale Arafune'''
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An orca
that takes part in many amusement shows at a local aquarium alongside her trainer Buckler. Suspected of killing the aquarium's owner.

* MakeTheDogTestify: Ale is the defendant of Ryouji's death [[spoiler:before the main suspect became Buckler]] and is also [[spoiler:cross-examined once via television screen.]]
* NiceHat: Wears a pirate hat similar to Buckler's.

!!'''Buckler''' (''Shouko Umino'')
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An entertainer at the aquarium who works with Ale. She too is dressed like a pirate.

* BareYourMidriff: She wears a pink belly shirt.
* GirlsWithMoustaches: Wears an obviously fake one as part of her act.
* NiceHat

!!'''Ikuya Itsuka'''
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A rookie trainer somewhat resembling a rapper who hopes to become a master trainer one day.

* [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone]]: [[spoiler:When he learns that Ale wasn't the whale from the accident a year ago, and again when he learns that even ''that'' whale had nothing to do with Suzumi's death.]]
* NiceHat: Wears a simple blue cap on top of his red bandanna. [[spoiler:And a pirate hat to replace the cap once he becomes super buff.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Looks a lot like Michael Jackson if the King of Pop became the King-of-Rap-cum-animal-trainer. [[spoiler:Less so after his transformation.]]
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel]]: [[spoiler:Yes, in an Ace Attorney game. By drinking a barrel-full of water he becomes incredibly buff and intimidating-looking.]]
* ShoutOut: [[spoiler: Post-transformation, he looks like something out of OnePiece.]]
* [[spoiler:TragicVillain]]: [[spoiler:He's the only 'villain' in the series who didn't even kill anyone; he was ''trying'' to kill Ale because he thought Ale had killed his girlfriend a year ago and might do the same to Shouko. Ryouji's death was a complete accident, and Ikuya even [[TakeMyHand tried to save him]]. In court, he's much more focused on getting Ale convicted than clearing his own name, and refuses to testify against Shouko.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown]]: [[spoiler:The courtroom goes dark, and a storm brews in the background. The witness stand, with Ikuya still on it, starts rocking back and forth as though it were a ship being buffeted about by the storm. It starts to rain and flash lightning, and Ikuya, who is forced to drop the giant fish he holds, is having trouble holding onto his pirate hat...before his hat finally blows off, and eventually the witness stand pitches so far to the side that Ikuya ''falls over'', and we finally see him holding onto the "bars" of the bottom of the witness stand.]]

!!'''Reika Uratori'''
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A nonfiction writer wearing a black coat.

* CoolShades
* DramaticWind
* [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger Giving Someone The]] FingerGun: Even has an animation of "shooting" one.
* {{Gonk}}: Once the DramaticWind stops and in the ImagineSpot sequences, she's portrayed this way.

!!'''Gaku Sugomori'''
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A veterinarian wearing a penguin mask.

* FunnyAfro: Has a penguin named Sniper living in it.
* HeadPet: The penguin, of course.
* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler:Subverted. He and Ryouji pretended to do this to Elle, but actually moved her to another aquarium.]]

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Debuted in Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth]]
!!'''Rhoda Teneiro''' (''Ichiru Konomichi'')

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->"That's an iFly Airlines sponsored movie. It's a suspense-hardboiled-action-romance-horror-comedy movie."

A chief flight attendant for [=iFly=] Airlines, and a witness and Edgeworth's temporary partner in case two of ''Ace Attorney Investigations.''

* AnimeHair: However you describe her hairstyle. You can't see it from the picture provided, but her bun is a series of stacked ''squares''.
* [[ImpossiblyTackyClothes Impossibly Tacky Suitcases]] And AIRPLANES in her [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue epilogue]]!
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Both her English and Japanese names refer to roads.
* PostModernism: Apparently why her suitcase starts to sell on the Internet.
* SexyStewardess: Although she doesn't have the GagBoobs that Cammy has.
* StepfordSmiler: Prides herself on her "service with a smile even if we're crashing into the ocean" mentality; said smile is full of eye- and corner of mouth-twitching.
** [[spoiler:Which leads to a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Minor Moment of Heartwarming]] when she gives Edgeworth a genuine smile when he gets her off the hook. Aww.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Called out by Cammy that she's this towards Edgeworth. Rhoda reacts appropriately.

!!'''Zinc Lablanc II''' (''Zinc White II'')

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->"Hmph! Don't number the birds before they are born!"

A Borginian art dealer with a short temper.

* BluntMetaphorsTrauma
* ButtMonkey: He finds out that his treasured piece of art is a worthless fake, not before falling on it from a height [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight without anyone caring]]. [[spoiler:He gets tricked into buying the fake Primidux Statue in the ending]]
* EloquentInMyNativeTongue
* FatBastard: [[spoiler:Although he isn't the killer.]]
* [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger Giving Someone The]] FingerGun
* {{Gonk}}
* {{Jerkass}}
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Time is Money".
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Zinc oxide is white, and ''blanc'' is the French word for white.
* NoIndoorVoice: The number of times he's not shouting at Edgeworth (or anyone else, for that matter) can be counted on one hand.

!!'''Cammy Meele''' (''Wakana Shiraoto'')

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->"*yawn* I'm awake, I'm awake........................zzz."

Rhoda's assistant flight attendant, an airheaded, sleepy young woman fluent in Borginian. [[spoiler:Is actually part of the smuggling ring. Her job was to oversee the transportation of the smuggled goods in between countries. She murdered Akbey Hicks when he was hot on the ring's trail.]]

* AbsoluteCleavage: From the front flap of her uniform being removed.
* BigNo: [[spoiler:After being exposed as Akbey Hicks' murderer]].
* ChekhovsGunman: She is first seen standing behind Leblanc, half asleep, right next to the emergency escape hatch in the first class area of the plane she's working on.
* CunningLinguist: The only member of the crew who knows Borginian. [[spoiler:This helps prove she's the murderer]].
* TheDitz: Comes from being only half-awake. [[spoiler:As with that, it's an act. In fact, she's actually quite focused and intelligent, as her use of the IndyPloy shows.]]
* [[spoiler:FemmeFatale]]
* GagBoobs
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Carries around a teddy bear of the airline mascot.
* IndyPloy: [[spoiler:Murdered her victim in the heat of the moment, able to think of a complex framing scheme in time to actually create a case out of whole cloth.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Good Night~".
* MeaningfulName [=/=] PunnyName: "Cammy Meele" is likely derived from "chamomile"; chamomile tea is very effective in helping one fall asleep. "Shiraoto" means "white noise".
* MindControlEyes: She has these as a result of constantly falling asleep and waking up again. [[spoiler:They become normal when she drops the 'sleepy' act.]]
* NotAMorningPerson / {{Sleepyhead}}: [[spoiler:She's faking it, though.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* RapunzelHair
* SexyStewardess
* TheSlacker: Seems to be this, as she describes Rhoda as being in charge of most areas, but it's noted that she handles passengers who can't speak English.
* SnotBubble: When she's asleep. [[spoiler:{{Invoked|Trope}} by way of bubble pipe]].
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: She screams a Big No ''while blowing on her bubble pipe'', which causes millions of bubbles to repeatedly slap her in the face while she's screaming.]]

!!'''Ernest Amano''' (''Joichiro Amanogawa'')

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Owner of a company called the Amano Group. Edgeworth is indebted to him because Amano funded his studies abroad. [[spoiler:Member of the smuggling ring, and used his company to help it. He isn't the murderer though. Nice try.]]

* [[spoiler:AffablyEvil]]: [[spoiler:Even after he reveals his true colors, he's relatively polite.]]
* [[spoiler:BaldOfEvil]]
* BrokenPedestal: Edgeworth had a great deal of respect for him and agreed to carry in the ransom money as a personal favor. He says he "owe(s) Mr. Amano a debt of gratitude. But [[spoiler:he must pay his debt to society]]."
* [[spoiler:CorruptCorporateExecutive]]
* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:He tries desperately to get off the hook for his attempts to cover for his son, even to the point of saying his son is the only one they need to arrest. Unfortunately for him, Lang has enough evidence already]].
* EyesAlwaysShut
* FirstNameBasis: Refers to Edgeworth, Von Karma and Portsman by their first names.
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: Either Ernest Man or Honest Man
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: [[spoiler:Gets him into prison for the effort]].
* VerbalTic: "Now, now..."

!!'''Lance Amano''' (''Hikaru Amanogawa'')

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Ernest's only son, and victim of kidnapping. [[spoiler:Orchestrated his own kidnapping, and accidental ([[UnreliableNarrator or so he claims]]) killer of Oliver Deacon.]]

* ChainedByFashion: Not by his own choice; Lance spends all the case handcuffed. His hurt/take damage animation shows said handcuffs are a bit too big for him, though, [[spoiler:and in his breakdown, they snap apart]].
* ChickMagnet: His father thinks so, but while he does have a cute girlfriend (whom he doesn't hesitate to betray), the only other girl [[TroubleEntendre supposedly interested in him]] is [[LoanShark Viola Cadaverini]].
* DistressedDamsel: [[spoiler:Subverted. As shown above, he orchestrated his own kidnapping to pay off a debt.]]
* DramaticWind: He somehow has the ability to summon one when he makes a point.
* IndyPloy: [[spoiler:Lance wound up with a body after the kidnapping at the haunted house went sour. Out of thin air, he crafted an elaborate plan to pin the blame of the murder on his girlfriend Lauren, starting by convincing her he was still alive.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: [[spoiler:He orchestrated his own kidnapping to get money from his worried father, threatened to harm his own girlfriend to get help from her father and tried to get her sentenced for the death of said father... which he, of course, caused himself (accidentally, or so he claims).]]
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: "Amanogawa" is the Japanese name for the Milky Way. See Lauren's section below for relevance.
* SmugSnake: [[spoiler:He really doesn't care about his girlfriend at all and tries to pin the killing on her. It's also suggested that he roped Oliver into the whole affair by threatening to harm Lauren if he didn't play along.]]
* TalksLikeASimile: He even berates Edgeworth for not understanding what he meant by saying he was "left behind like an unwanted mutt".
* TearsOfRemorse: [[spoiler:As part of his VillainousBreakdown]].
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: Manages to ''break his handcuffs'', and then sniffles and then starts sobbing.]]
* WoundedGazelleGambit

!!'''Lauren Paups''' (''Himeko Orito'')

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Lance's girlfriend. Seems prone to falling in love with {{bishonen}}. [[spoiler:Involved in the kidnapping plan. Is Oliver Deacon/Colin Devorae's daughter.]]

* AttackBackfire: Borderline. Edgeworth's trademark DeathGlare ''does'' worry her... because she finds it so attractive that she has to loudly tell herself that she's in love with ''Lance''.
* BlushSticker
* ImportantHaircut: To the point of [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggeration]]; she takes a pair of scissors to her hair whenever she feels deeply ashamed or distressed. Although she never actually cuts any of it in-game, when you consider how much shorter and more uneven most of her hair is compared to the two locks she has in front, you can probably figure out for yourself just how often this sort of thing comes up.
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: Narrowly averted. She confessed to extortion, but at the end of the case she appears to just walk away. Then again, she lost something bigger than a few years of freedom... The end sequence shows that she got in trouble with the law after all, as she refers to spending some time in the detention center]]
* LoveMartyr: [[spoiler:She goes along with the kidnapping scheme entirely for Lance's sake. He repays her devotion by leading her to believe she killed their accomplice and, unbeknownst to her, ''her father'', and setting her up to take the fall for it.]]
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Her Japanese name, along with Lance's, is a reference to the East Asian folktale "The Princess and the Cowherd", wherein the princess, Orihime (Lauren's name being ''Hime''ko ''Ori''to) is separated from her lover, the cowherd, by the Milky Way (Amanogawa).
* {{Meido}}: [[spoiler:[[InNameOnly In appearance only]], it seems.]]
* PunnyName: Lance's nickname for her is Lollie, making it Lollipops.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Was led to believe that she was this.]]
* ShrinkingViolet

!!'''Colias Palaeno''' (''Damian Hinge'')

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->"All I wish for is the normalization of relationships between our two countries."

Ambassador of Babahl. Outwardly a bit of TheSlacker, but tries really hard to promote tourism to his country.

* CompetitionCouponMadness: Kind of. These coupons are only useful in Babahl. But you have to wonder--where is he getting all those coupons from?! [[spoiler: Even his guards give away coupons! His country must really be kind to tourists.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Subverted. There was going to be a test to see which country's Primidux statue is the real deal. The Primidux statue of Babahl is [[spoiler: fake]] so he negotiated with Alba to say the test results were [[spoiler: inconclusive]]. However, it was completely pointless by that time since [[spoiler: Coachen]] had hired [[spoiler: Ka-Shi Nou]] to steal the [[spoiler: real]] Primidux statue. And also that was completely pointless since the statues were already switched. He really shouldn't have told Coachen about all of this.
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:
--> '''Palaeno''': [Babahlese ink is] made from whitcrystal oil, which is '''mined from our mineral mines'''.
* {{Determinator}}: He is determined to find Coachen's killer. He goes as far as [[spoiler: forcing Alba to testify about his alibi since it would look bad for him if he refused.]]
* DiplomaticImpunity: He never even bothers to use his immunity though. And the only time this is in effect in Babahl was around the beginning of the case, causing von Karma to turn to Palaeno.
* EverybodyKnewAlready: He knew that [[spoiler: Coachen is the killer of KG-8]], which isn't that surprising to the player but to Edgeworth, it is.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Due to his incessant smiling. He only ever opens his eyes when he gets serious. Several players reported being disturbed upon seeing it. Others reported swooning.
* AFatherToHisMen: He seems to want to be this, and [[spoiler: he feels obliged to help catch Coachen's killer, because Coachen was his subordinate, even though he knows full well that Coachen was a complete crook]].
* GreenEyes: They are really bright, and probably a reference to how whitcrystal oil burns green.
* HandRubbing: If you look carefully, his hands resemble a butterfly.
* ItsAllMyFault: [[spoiler: Once he realizes that he was the sole reason of why Coachen ordered a heist of the real Primidux statue.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Two Embassies ~ The Lands of the Butterfly and the Flower"
* [[spoiler:LetsGetDangerous: Keeps Alba and co. from leaving with a squad of his own.]]
* MeaningfulName: Colias Palaeno is a species of butterfly, and the butterfly is the Bahbahlese national symbol.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Only his Japanese name though. You will think he's the killer because his first name is ''Damian'' in the Japanese version.
* NiceGuy: [[spoiler: [[RedHerring This can easily fool anyone into thinking he's the murderer.]]]]
* ThePollyanna: His country is not doing well, his embassy is even worse off, and [[spoiler: the one person he'd come to depend on to fix everything is dead and a crook.]] Yet Palaeno is, for the most part, genuinely cheerful and optimistic.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Stands as one of the all-round nicest guys in the whole series.
* [[spoiler:RedHerring]]: His [[EyesAlwaysShut eyes]], HandRubbing gestures, way too wide smile and ingratiating personality serve to make him look sleazy and suspicious early on, [[spoiler:but he proves to be genuinely amiable as the case wears on.]]
* StepfordSmiler: He keeps up his smile, even while talking about how his embassy is ruined. Edgeworth even notes it in his thoughts. It's almost as he was happy his embassy was in trouble. [[spoiler: Although later on, you can see it's only a habit of his of his words not matching his facial expressions.]]
* [[DontTouchItYouIdiot You Can't Touch That]]: The Primidux statue. He politely asked you not to touch it since only him and Coachen can touch it. [[spoiler: And since the statues were switched, you'll become pretty suspicious.]] But when it is discovered [[spoiler: the statue currently in Allebahst has a plate made for counterfeiting, someone else is being suspected.]]

!!'''Quercus Alba''' (''Carnage Onred'')

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Ambassador of Allebahst. Appears to be a good old man who occasionally blames himself for mistakes. [[spoiler:Leader of the smuggling ring, thus the BigBad.]]

* AnnoyingLaugh
* [[spoiler: AssInAmbassador]]
* BadassBaritone: When he speaks the screen shakes almost constantly.
* [[spoiler:BeardOfEvil]]
* BeardOfSorrow: Goes with how he blames himself for all the problems. [[spoiler:Of course, that's just to go along with his "frail old man" act.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad]]
* [[spoiler:BlingOfWar: Has a habit of smirking and letting it gleam during his reveal.]]
** [[spoiler:BreakingTheFourthWall: Take a look at his eyes everytime he does this. He's not sneering towards Edgeworth...he's sneering towards you, the player.]]
* [[spoiler:TheChessmaster]]
* [[spoiler:ClimaxBoss]]
* CoolOldGuy: [[spoiler:NOT!]]
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:He's probably caused more than a few players to scream "JUST GIVE UP ALREADY!"]]
* DiplomaticImpunity: Being an ambassador, he has this. [[spoiler:Invokes it to trying to get out of the country after Edgeworth learns of his role as the smuggling ring's leader, before it's revoked.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilOldFolks]]
* EyesAlwaysShut: [[spoiler: They open when he "transforms".]]
* FanBoy: Of the Steel Samurai.
** [[spoiler:Or rather, he ''pretended'' to be one to secure an alibi.]]
* FourStarBadass[=/=]RetiredBadass[=/=]{{Ambadassador}}: [[spoiler: Manny had a longer knife and was half Alba's age. He barely nicked Alba's shoulder. Also, if Alba has to make [[TurnsRed that transition out of his weak-old-man facade]] to stand up-right, he was able to defend himself from an ambush while hunched over by using a statue, of all things, as a bludgeon.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Twice. One occasion has him attempting to secure an alibi by claiming to have been watching a Steel Samurai stage show and citing the Samurai's debuting special move as proof that he was there. Problem is, not only was a different move used due to unforeseen circumstances, but the only way Alba could have known of the move he named was if he had been backstage during the time of the murder. Later, you present him with a bloodstained hot dog box, assuming that the blood belongs to the victim. Alba correctly points out that such evidence would do nothing to place him at the crime scene personally, and the blood turns out not to be the victim's anyway. Rather, it is the blood of ''Alba himself'', who tells you earlier in the case that he had been stabbed in order to create a justified self-defense plea for a separate murder.]]
* ItsAllMyFault: [[spoiler:Part of his front.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[spoiler:"The Enemy Who Surpasses The Law"]]
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan: He is this to ''all'' the murderers in ''AAI''; they're all connected to him or [[TheSyndicate the smuggling ring]] somehow. Portsman? AmoralAttorney whose job was to make trials end in the ring's favor. Cammy Meele? Undercover agent tasked with overseeing the transportation of smuggled goods inbetween countries. Lance Amano? Well, he's not a member of the smuggling ring, but his ''dad'' certainly was. Calisto Yew? TheDragon.]]
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard]]
* MeaningfulName: ''Quercus alba'' is a species of tree. The national symbol of Allebahst is the flower, and by extension plants. Fans have suggested that "Carnage Onred" is a pun on "red carnation".
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His Japanese name is ''Carnage Onred''. [[spoiler:It's ''probably'' a play on "carnation red", but damn if "Carnage on Red" isn't appropriately evocative.]]
* [[spoiler:ObfuscatingDisability: The weak frail old man look is just an act, though he later admits he knows the pain of having a bad hip because of it.]]
* [[spoiler:ObfuscatingStupidity: He pretends to be a good old man, but is actually a ManipulativeBastard.]]
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:He calls a doctor to call for Wendy Oldbag when her hip acts up, claiming that the main characters don't know the pain a bad hip can cause. He even seems empathetic about it after he's discarded his pretenses.]]
* SmugSnake: [[spoiler:Even after all his subordinates are either dead or imprisoned, he is still confident that his extraterritorial rights will keep him safe. That is, until [[BigDamnHeroes Lang has]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome them revoked]]. And even then, he still claims that he's safe from the law until Edgeworth proves that he killed Manny Coachen outside of Allebahst]].
* [[spoiler:SpikesOfVillainy]]
* StrokeTheBeard
* [[spoiler:VillainExitStageLeft: Tries really hard to get out of the embassy so he can dodge the ever-tightening noose around his neck, but is cut off at every turn by someone blocking his way.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown: He's knocked backwards by military explosions on his chest, and then slumps forward into his "hunched old man" persona but looking much more decrept and missing a few teeth.]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Every other draft of his character design had him as extremely tree-like.
* WhyWontYouDie: [[spoiler:Drags you through one of the most protracted interrogation sequences in the history of the series, squirming all the while in an attempt to avoid the consequences. Quite a few characters point out his ridiculous persistence.]]
* [[YouMeddlingKids You Meddling Prosecutors]]: [[spoiler:His last line before said Breakdown.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Debuting
debuted in Gyakuten Kenji 2]]
!!'''Mikiko Hayami'''

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A self-proclaimed up-and-coming journalist. She witnessed
2, go here.

[[Characters/AceAttorneyWitnessesAndOtherCharactersManga For
the assassination attempt at Gourd Lake and recorded the president's speech. She soon becomes one of the suspects. [[spoiler:She is innocent]], even though she did help set up the [[spoiler:fake assassination plan]].

* [[spoiler:BackForTheFinale]]: To search for the real Borumosu.
* BearTrap: Carries one on her parka. It snaps loudly, causing her to jump, during her "shock" animation.
* GoingForTheBigScoop: In Case 1.
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: "Hayamimi" means "keen on hearing". It is a reference to how she recorded the gunshots during the assassination.
* MotorMouth
* ReferenceOverdosed: The writings on her parka contain numerous references, both {{In-Universe}} - KB Security, iFly Airlines, Global Studios, Gatewater Hotel, Will Powers's shirt - as well as {{Shout Out}}s to the art director Tatsuro Iwamoto and a furniture company which apparently decorated Yamazaki's family home.
* [[spoiler:TheScapegoat]]
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: She very much resembles Lotta Hart in both appearance and profession, and even has similarly accented speech. [[spoiler:She's actually an "apprentice" of her, even though she is a writer and Lotta a photographer.]]
* [[spoiler: TooFunnyToBeEvil]]: A minor case, she [[spoiler: isn't actually evil]] but [[spoiler: very few players guessed she'd she'd be a willing conspirator in the fake assassination plan. Admitedly she never realised how far it would end up going, or that [[TheScapegoat they'd end up pinning the blame on her.]]]]

!!'''Manosuke Naitō'''

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The bodyguard of a private security company hired by Zheng Fa's president, Teikun Ō. Wears a neck brace and is fond of his revolver and playing chess. He got involved in the investigation and it turned out that he [[spoiler:killed Gai Tojiro, the head bodyguard out of jealousy]]. Also, he and [[spoiler:Sōta]] were childhood friends. They grew up together [[spoiler:after their fathers abandoned them]]. Manosuke lost [[spoiler:most of his memory when he nearly froze to death]]. His friend was the one who suggested [[spoiler:making a fake assassination attempt.]] Manosuke was [[spoiler:imprisoned for his crime]]. Sōta then made sure he was [[spoiler:killed by the prison director]].

* AnimalMotif: His design is based on a horse.
* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim]]
* BerserkButton: Do NOT claim Tojiro was a better bodyguard in front of him. De Killer presses this a lot perhaps as a way of [[spoiler:hinting he knows about the murder.]]
* ButtMonkey: By De Killer especially. Which may qualify as FridgeBrilliance [[spoiler:if you know who his client is.]]
* CatchPhrase: Tends to use おっと quite a bit, which translates as something along the lines of "Oops, sorry" or "My bad."
* ChekhovsGun: The silver ring he's wearing. [[spoiler:It is the Holic family ring. He inherited it from his father.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: [[VisualPun Literally!]] His role in the story is a lot more important than one would expect, considering he was [[spoiler:the BigBad's childhood friend]].
* ChessMotifs: He represents the knight, right down to his name.
* DeadpanSnarker: Possibly Deconstructed. [[spoiler:His bitterly sarcastic mocking of Tojiro [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead after his death]]]] is pretty much treated as his MoralEventHorizon. His constant snarks to Edgeworth only make him seem like even more of an utter Jerkass. Edgeworth even calls him [[spoiler:a "truly despicable man"]].
* DisappearedDad: He doesn't remember him, but he's dead. [[spoiler:And his best friend [[YouKilledMyFather blames him for it]]]], even though it was [[spoiler:his father who murdered him]].
* [[spoiler:FallGuy]]: Later becomes a [[spoiler:DeceasedFallGuyGambit]] for the president, though he didn't ask for it.
* [[spoiler:GreenEyedMonster]]: [[spoiler:He killed his partner Tojiro out of jealousy]], hoping that [[spoiler:after his death]], he would finally be promoted to [[spoiler:head bodyguard]].
* GunTwirling: Not quite at [[Franchise/MetalGear Revolver Ocelot]] levels, but he's a fan of doing this.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: His recoil animation has his gun misfiring, the shot coming within millimeters of his face.
* JerkAss[=/=][[spoiler:JerkAssWoobie]]
* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:Sōta.]]
* NeckSnap: By [[spoiler:Shelly de Killer. It even causes the change in the security plans.]]
* PetTheDog: It's heavily implied, if not outright stated, that he cares about and has a soft spot for [[spoiler:Sōta Sarushiro]].
* [[spoiler: PosthumousCharacter]]: You learn a lot more about him [[spoiler: after his death.]]
* TheScapegoat: Case 2 reveals that, [[spoiler:after his arrest]], he was to be [[spoiler:tried as the attempted assassin]] rather than as a [[spoiler:common murderer]]. Obviously done to cover up the fact that [[spoiler: the assassination was fake]].
* ShownTheirWork: He loves [[ChessMotifs Chess metaphors]]. He even makes a few obscure ones referencing TournamentPlay rules. All of them are completely accurate.
* SlasherSmile: Does one after twirling his gun and pointing it and someone.
* TookALevelInJerkass: My GOD does he takes this UpToEleven as the case progresses.
* {{Tsundere}}: Though he is most certainly tsuntsun by default, [[spoiler:Sōta]] is quite possibly the only person he'd show his deredere side to.
* UsedToBeASweetKid
* [[spoiler: Villainous Breakdown: Notable among Ace Attorney breakdowns because this one is the first one that involves ''the background'': Naitou bites down on his lip with sunken-looking eyes as he screams bloody murder and twirls his gun even faster than usual until he loses control and starts tossing it rapidly up in the air; since he is standing in an airplane at the time, it dislodges the overhead compartment and causes various objects to fall on his head, knocking him ''into his neckbrace'' until he falls.]]
* VillainousCheekbones

!!'''Sōta Sarushiro'''

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A monkey trainer in the Berry Big Circus and the suspect of the prison case. When he was a child, his best friend [[spoiler:Manosuke Naitō tied him up because he was threatened by his father Isaku.]] They both nearly died and became orphans. Sōta's memories were muddled, but he remembered [[spoiler:his saviour Ryōken Hōinbō]]. He saved him and ever since then [[spoiler:he became his father figure]]. He [[spoiler:held a grudge against the conspirators who betrayed Ryōken]] as well as against [[spoiler:Manosuke]], whom he blamed for [[spoiler:tying him up]], plus he believed that [[spoiler:Isaku was his father]], while in actuality it was [[spoiler:Yutaka Kazami, the murderer]].

* [[spoiler:AffablyEvil]]: When he introduces himself, [[spoiler:he's very cheerful and charismatic]].
* AnimalMotif: Based around the monkey theme.
* AsianAirhead: Though he's really just [[spoiler: ObfuscatingStupidity]].
* [[spoiler:AssassinOutclassin]]: [[spoiler:After his breakdown, Shelly de Killer tries to kill him because he felt betrayed. However, Ryōken Hōinbō saved him]].
* [[spoiler:BigBad]]
* [[spoiler:BigBadFriend]]: To [[spoiler: Kay]] and especially [[spoiler: Regina.]]
* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing]]
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds AND]]. [[StepfordSmiler HOW]].]]
* [[spoiler:BrokenBird]]: A rare male example, but being [[spoiler: abandoned by your father]] and [[spoiler: growing up in an OrphanageOfFear]] can really [[spoiler: [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds break someone]]]].
* CatchPhrase: [[FragileFlower "Nowaynowaynoway!"]]
* ChekhovsGunman
* [[spoiler:TheChessmaster]]
* CuteAndPsycho
* [[spoiler:DangerouslyGenreSavvy]]: How does he manage to get [[spoiler:[[AmoralAttorney Bansai Ichiyanagi]] convicted]]? By letting [[spoiler:the innocent Kay be falsely accused]], knowing someone will [[spoiler:have to defend her]], and in doing so [[spoiler:expose the real killer]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DisappearedDad: Supposedly, he died years ago. [[spoiler: Actually, his real father is very much alive and a murderer who went missing to cover up his crime.]]
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* [[spoiler: EvenTheDogIsAshamed]]: Taken to its logical conclusion [[spoiler:in his VillainousBreakdown]].
* [[spoiler: EvilLaugh]]: Just like his father.
* [[spoiler: EvilOrphan]]
* [[spoiler: EvilRedhead]]: He used to have black hair.
* EyesAlwaysShut: The interesting thing is that when Money the Monkey is with him, Money tugs on his hair to resemble Sōta's facial expressions. This, of course causes his eyes to be open as a result. So his eyes are basically closed otherwise. Until he opens them. [[spoiler:They aren't creepy, though they do make him look just as clever as Edgeworth -[[MagnificentBastard which he is]].]]
* FluffyTamer
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Bansai Ichiyanagi]] wore the mask of Zuruwan during the auction. Zuruwan is the nemesis of Global Hero Onyankopon. Souta's wearing a blue shirt with Onyankopon's insignia. This foreshadows their [[spoiler:enmity]], although [[spoiler:Ichiyanagi]] isn't his [[TheDragon top target]].
* FragileFlower: He's terrified of everyone he meets, going so far as to faint when Edgeworth glares at him. This is probably due to [[spoiler:his misanthropy]].
* FriendToAllLivingThings: He's an animal tamer for a reason. He even got ''Money the monkey'' to be friends with him! [[spoiler:But when his true nature is made clear they turn on him]].
* [[spoiler:HeWhoFightsMonsters: In trying to take down the conspirators, he winds up using the same methods they themselves used--to the point that he and Bansai wind up trying to kidnap the exact same kid in order to manipulate the same trial, albeit with a completely different verdict in mind. It especially bothers him to learn Kazami had tried to throw off the estimated death time in the same method he himself did with Ou's body double]].
* IdenticalStranger: When his character design was first released, he was criticized for looking like a male Dahlia Hawthorne. [[spoiler: He certainly [[CuteAndPsycho acts]] like her too]].
* JapanesePronouns: ''Boku,'' as is fitting for his personality. [[spoiler:Significantly, he switches to the much rougher ''ore'' when his true colors are revealed.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: He forgot who [[spoiler:his father]] was, and ended up assuming [[spoiler:his father was the victim of the IS-7 Incident]], and his friend's [[spoiler:father was the murderer]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Restless People" when you first meet him. "Strange People" when you talk to him. And [[spoiler:when he reveals himself, "The Man Who Masterminds The Game".]]
* [[spoiler:MaddenIntoMisanthropy]]: His experiences have given him a [[spoiler:chronic distrust of other people]], and an [[spoiler:obsession with being strong]].
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard]]
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: "''Saru''" means monkey. [[spoiler:His first name can also be read as "Kusata", a pun on "Kusatta" (rotten). Combined with his real family name (Kazami), his name means "Rotten Flavour".]]
* MonkeyMoralityPose: Often covers his eyes or mouth in this manner when frightened.
* [[spoiler:MonsterClown]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* PeoplePuppets: When Money the Monkey appears, he immediately starts to control Sōta's arms using his hair.
* RealMenWearPink: He is usually seen with a pink hoodie and shoes on. At the circus, he wears a pink and purple clown costume and has pink makeup on.
* [[spoiler:RightHandCat]]: He uses one as part of his [[spoiler:SlouchOfVillainy pose]].
* [[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins: Sure he was caught, but his main objective was revenge and he got it, big time]]
* TheRunaway: A combination of Orphan and Circus type.
* [[spoiler:SissyVillain]]
* [[spoiler:SpannerInTheWorks]]
* StepfordSmiler: Type A and [[spoiler: C]].
* [[spoiler:SympathyForTheDevil]]: Though whether or not he's truly [[spoiler: a devil]] is up to you.
* [[spoiler:TragicVillain]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown]]: His is one of the most awesome and hilarious [[spoiler:BigBad breakdowns]] in Ace Attorney, considering that [[spoiler:all of his animal friends beat the crap out of him when he is exposed]].
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds]]: After all the [[spoiler:crap he went through]], you almost [[spoiler:can't ''blame'' him]] for becoming [[spoiler:a MagnificentBastard MonsterClown]].
* [[spoiler:YouKilledMyFather]]: Though he didn't [[spoiler:murder]] him, he believes it was Naito's fault that [[spoiler:his father died. Of course, he's mistaken about whose father is whose]].

!!'''Shūji Orinaka'''

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One of the prisoners in the jail. He used to be a boxer and he continues practicing in prison. His prison number is D-259. He has a polar bear called Mark, who's always hanging around with him (literally). [[spoiler: He tried to escape the prison. His bear knocked a guard unconscious and then Orinaka stole his cell keys and disguised himself as a guard]]. His plan was foiled when [[spoiler:Mark recognized him in the uniform]].

* DressingAsTheEnemy
* {{Gonk}}
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: His full name is a pun on "ori no naka shūjin", which means "prisoner in a cage".
* MuggedForDisguise: [[spoiler: He even mugged another guy just to have someone to pin it on.]]
* NoodleIncident: It's never explained exactly what he's in for. [[spoiler:He can get quite violent when provoked]], and [[spoiler:threatens to kill Edgeworth]] on at least one occasion, which could imply something. But then again, Ryōken says [[spoiler:several of the inmates were falsely accused]], so you never know.
* ShippedInShackles
* TunnelKing
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: His face repeatedly snaps every which way like he's being punched in the face, then he collapses with teeth knocked out.]]

!!'''Ryōken Hōinbō'''

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A former assassin who would use his dog, Kuro, as a pet and a weapon. The ringing of Kuro's green bell was said to be the last thing his victims would hear before their deaths. He is blind and Kuro is his guiding dog. [[spoiler:He saved the lives of Manosuke and Sōta when they were trapped in a car while it was freezing outside. Their parents abandoned them so he brought them to an orphanage.]] Later, when he was asked to [[spoiler: assassinate Teikun Ō near this very orphanage, Sōta recognized him and saved his life.]] He was eventually caught, prosecuted by Edgeworth and imprisoned.

* BadassGrandpa
* BaldOfAwesome
* BaldOfEvil: [[spoiler:Subverted. He may be an assassin, but he's [[NobleDemon not completely evil]].]]
* ChekhovsGunman[=/=]RedHerring : [[ZigzaggedTrope Zig-zags repeatedly between the two.]]
** You first meet him after a very ominous buildup, and upon seeing him he's practically the definition of ObviouslyEvil. But you don't really get much worthwhile information out of him. But later, after finding out the victim was [[spoiler: seemingly]] killed by a [[spoiler: dog]], the player begins to suspect him. By the time you confront him again, Edgeworth is utterly convinced he's the killer. [[spoiler:He isn't]]. Later subverted again when you find out [[spoiler:though he didn't commit the murder, he was the indirect cause of it]].
** As if that wasn't enough, in Case 5 you find out he was hired to kill [[spoiler: the ''real'' president of Zheng Fa 12 years ago, so his body double could pull a DeadPersonImpersonation]]. Said [[spoiler: double]] turns up dead in the present. Surely he's the killer this time. [[spoiler:Nope. But he does provide the final piece of the puzzle Edgeworth needs to work out who the real mastermind is]].
* [[spoiler: DiskOneFinalBoss]]: Of Case 2. A very notable case, in that [[spoiler:Even Edgeworth is convinced he's the killer, and the scene is even set up just like a final confrontation]].
* HandicappedBadass: He's blind.
* HellIsThatNoise: The ringing of Kuro's bell. [[spoiler:In-Universe, Marie Miwa seemed to think so, given how the sound features in her breakdown]].
* KarmaHoudini
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Tone of an Assassin".
* LuxuryPrisonSuite: Perhaps even more so than [[spoiler: Kristoph]]. Kay lampshades it during an investigation. [[spoiler: Later [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] when it's revealed he gets his luxury treatment by threatening the warden.]]
* MexicanStandoff: Against [[spoiler:Shelly de Killer]].
* MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll: [[spoiler: Though he's not able to kill directly anymore, he still maintains the influence he once had. The mere knowledge that he has 'dogs' outside the prison and that they [[OhCrap know where her family is]] allows him to manipulate the warden into giving him anything he wants, through this he established himself as the prison's "supplier", 'ordering' items for other prisoners in exchange for favours. Hell, his imprisonment allows him to play a major role in the BigBad's plan.]]
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant
* NobleDemon
* NonStandardCharacterDesign
* NoodleIncident: We never find out exactly how he got caught and imprisoned.
* ParentalSubstitute: A father figure to [[spoiler:Sōta.]]
* PetTheDog: He is fond of his dog Kuro [[spoiler:and he also rescued Manosuke and Sōta when they were children, being a father figure to Sōta.]]
* [[spoiler: PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou: Offers this to Shimon. [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim He turns it down.]]]]
* ProfessionalKiller
* ProphetEyes

!!'''Issei Tenkai'''

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A professional chef who has his own show where he sings, dances, and makes sweets, such as cake. [[spoiler: He's also slowly losing his sense of taste, but he's working on a cure.]] He is also the main suspect in the IS-7 case. Gregory Edegeworth was his defense attorney. He didn't manage to completely prove his innocence, but since he revealed that [[spoiler:the autopsy report had to be faked because the victim's body was missing]], the prosecutor, Manfred von Karma, had to charge him with accomplice to murder instead.

* ChekhovsGun: While in prison, he has a hard time tasting salty foods, and he claims this is due to an illness causing him to lose his sense of taste. [[spoiler: Turns out, the real killer has a more severe form of the same illness, and it plays a part in his motive.]]
* FalseConfession: He eventually cracked under the pressure and confessed. The fact that von Karma questioned him day and night, causing his hair to turn white, helped a lot.
* FunnyAfro
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Sweet Happiness".
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: His name comes from the phrase "tenka ichi", meaning "the best on earth", referencing his reputation of his pastries being the best around. For once, the pun is actually acknowledged in-game, since it's his nickname.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Tsukasa Oyashiki.
* PerpetualFrowner: [[spoiler: Only to his past self]].

!!'''Delicy Scone'''

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An another confectionery chef who participated in the dessert-making contest. She is from England. [[spoiler:She is actually a pharmacist who works for the Tenkai Group, who was sent to oversee the secret Tenkai Recipe.]] She acts as an old lady and is the only character who hasn't changed a bit in 18 years.

* BigEater: She snacks on the other contestants' works. It depends how much she snacks on them but [[spoiler:Kazami doesn't seem to take kindly to that habit]].
* CharacterTic: Most of the time, you'll see her stirring in her bowl or holding it.
* [[spoiler:CheatersNeverProsper]]: She apparently [[spoiler:cheated her way into the competition]] so she can do her job: [[spoiler:never let Tenkai's works go public]]. That's one more reason [[spoiler:for the murderer to attempt to frame her]].
* {{Frameup}}: [[spoiler:Kazami tried to frame her by placing the murder weapon in her room. She only becomes a suspect for a short while as a result]].
* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler: The Tenkai Group sent her to spy on Tenkai and made sure his work never goes public.]]
* [[spoiler:TheNapoleon]]: Only part of it though. She's [[spoiler:not evil]] but she can get angry real fast when you insult her.
* TheNicknamer: To everyone. Including Manfred Von Karma.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Her eyes look different from the rest of the Act Attorney
characters but of course, no one comments on it.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Multiple layers of it, in fact! When Gregory first exposes the fact
that [[spoiler: she doesn't know the first thing about cooking and her contest entries are just props]], she claims [[spoiler: she is just a BigEater who entered the contest on a whim because she loved sweets, and never expected to get all the way to the finals.]] Naturally, it's much more complicated than that, and when you meet her debuted in the present it's clear she's much smarter than she acts. [[spoiler: She's able to produce irrefutable evidence clearing her name when accused]], for one.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Her exact age is unknown but she claims to be very old. It's a running joke in the case.
* PunnyName: Delicious cone. A scone is a small British quick bread of Scottish origin. And she claims to be from England.
* RummageFail: Does one when looking for [[spoiler: the theft report giving her a perfect alibi]], but it's played with: it's a blink-and-you-miss-it moment, but [[spoiler: one of the "wrong" objects she produces actually is relevant to the case, [[ChekhovsGun it just won't play a part until later.]]]]
* SecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Not really. She's actually a pharmacist]], even though she looks like a pastry chef.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Bugs?]]: ''Hates'' cockroaches with a passion, so much so that she carries [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill an incredibly strong persticide]] with her at all times.


!!'''Tsukasa Oyashiki'''

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A girl who assists Issei Tenkai on his show. She was abandoned by her biological parents who left her at Tenkai's doorstep. He raised her as his own daughter. [[spoiler: She hid the body of the IS-7 victim and prepared a trap for the real murderer, knowing that he would eventually return.]]

* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DoorstopBaby
* [[spoiler:FramingTheGuiltyParty: Tries to do this after 18 years.]]
* HairDecorations
* HappilyAdopted
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Sweet Dance".
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: Her name contains the kanji for "resident of mansion" and "blanket". [[spoiler:A reference to how she first hid the body]].
** Her full name is a pun on "o yashiki o tsukasadoru" which means "[to be] responsible for the residence". She takes care of Tenkai's mansion.
** Her surname Oyashiki may be pun on "okashi", which means sweet.
* {{Meido}}
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Appearance only, her personality is still same as 18 years ago.
* SingleTear: When she breaks down she reaches a hand up dramatically and cries a single tear.
* TearsOfRemorse: [[spoiler: {{Subverted}}. She is arrested for poisoning, but [[TearsOfJoy she's glad that Tenkai finally got free after all those years]]]].
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler:With her hiding the body, she's indirectly responsible for the forgery of evidence, which led to von Karma's penalty, and then the DL-6 incident and [[FridgeHorror considering the aftermath of THAT case]] [[DisasterDominoes she is also]] indirectly responsible for the fall of the Fey Clan and Dahlia's StartOfDarkness, the poor girl has '''a lot''' of blood on her hands]].
* TheWoobie: Considered one in-universe by Gregory and Tateyuki, her backstory even makes Gregory shed a few tears.

!!'''Yutaka Kazami'''

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A pastry chef [[spoiler: without the ability to taste]]. His [[spoiler:son]] was therefore very valuable to him. He and the victim of IS-7, Isaku Hyōdō, [[spoiler:secretly collaborated together]] in a dessert-making contest. Kazami was in charge of the flavor. [[spoiler:Isaku betrayed him, abducted his son]] and later [[spoiler:blackmailed him when he found out about his disability]]. [[spoiler:Kazami killed him]] and [[spoiler:fled the country]].

* [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Pastry Chef Guy]]: He considers his work almost akin to martial arts.
* BadassBeard: In the present.
* ChekhovsGunman: At the end [[spoiler:his role becomes a lot more important]]. He's not just a simple [[spoiler:criminal]]. He's [[spoiler: the father of Sōta Sarushiro]].
* [[SeriousBusiness Desserts Are Serious Business]]: So much so that [[spoiler: He framed Delish simply on account of her being "not a real pastry chef", and is deeply dissapointed Tenkai was suspected instead, as he considered him a WorthyOpponent.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilLaugh]]: Even more proof that he's [[spoiler:Sōta's]] father. [[spoiler:Edgeworth actually sees the resemblance]].
* [[spoiler: IHaveNoSon: Claims this in the present. He pretty much only valued his as a guinea pig for his cooking, and once he started to get his taste back, his son had [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived his usefulness.]]]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Brandished Flavor"
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: To Sōta Sarushiro.]]
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: His name means "full of flavor". [[spoiler:He most certainly isn't.]] His surname contains the kanji for "weathercock".
* NotSoStoic: He normally speaks very politle, somewhat archaic language and acts like your typical CoolOldGuy in the present. [[spoiler: He has one hell of an EvilLaugh, and practically borders on EvilIsHammy once he's cornered.]]
* [[RealMenWearPink Real Men Are Pastry Chefs]]: And he's ''very'' serious about it too.
* ToBeAMaster: Claims this as his sole goal for entering the contest. [[spoiler: There's more to it than that.]]
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown]]: Carves a dough effigy of himself with his bare hands, [[spoiler:then slices it in half]].
* [[spoiler: WakeUpCallBoss]]: His testimony is considerably harder to crack than anything beforehand. [[spoiler:And even then, he still has the Statute of Limitations on his side...]]
* [[spoiler: YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle]]: [[spoiler: You prove his motive, means and opprtunity and then, in a shock subversion of the series' normal conventions, he proceeds to ''flat-out admit everything you said is true'' and gives a full confession. It seems like it's all over... until he goes LaughingMad and reminds you of the Statute of Limitations.]]

!!'''Tōko Mutō'''

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A university hospital nurse. She's Otome Itami's granddaughter and she assists her from time to time. She found and treated Kay after she fell down and lost her memories. [[spoiler:She was forced to work with Bansai Ichiyanagi. He made her don a mask and the victim's clothes to pretend she was one of the auction customers]].

* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:After Bansai killed Kagome during the auction, he made Mutō switch clothes with her and pretend she was one of the customers]].
* GenerationXerox: She ended up just like her grandmother.
* {{Kawaiiko}}
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Her Japanese name comes from the word for glucose (''budoutou'').
* TranslatorBuddy: To Itami.

!!'''Otome Itami'''

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A coroner and the director of the Itami hospital who works with Tōko Mutō, her grandchild. She's very old and when speaking she always whispers it to Tōko who then relays it loud enough to the others. [[spoiler:She was forced to work with Bansai Ichiyanagi. He made her create a fake autopsy report, which he then gave to von Karma.]]

* TheDividual: She never appears without her granddaughter.
* {{Gonk}}
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: "Itami o tome" means "stop the pain".
* NonIndicativeName: Usually, "otome" is used to describe a young lady. She most definitely isn't.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: She's kind to those she likes. To the others, not so much.
* TheVoiceless: She does talk, but you can't hear her.

!!'''Shimon Aizawa'''

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A 13-year old boy. He's a middle school actor, often mistaken for an elementary school student. He has a starring role in the upcoming Borumosu movie, which is being filmed by the Global Studios. His mother, Ami, died a few years ago so her cousin, Hakari Mikagami now takes care of him. [[spoiler: He is the son of the real Teikun Ō.]]

* AnimalMotif: Based around the cow theme.
* BrattyHalfPint
* CheerfulChild
* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler:He's been dead for a long time]].
* FailedASpotCheck: [[spoiler:Completely failed to notice Bansai Ichiyanagi hiding in the lot and Souta Sarushiro lowering a body into the lot from a hot-air balloon.]] Granted, he had earphones in and was talking on the phone for the latter event, but still.
* FanBoy: He's a fanboy of Borumosu. You can tell by his clothes and the horns he wears.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Pointed Age"
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: "Shimon" means fingerprints.
* MissingMom: She died a few years ago so he was adopted by her [[PromotionToParent cousin]].
* OlderThanTheyLook
* TheStoic: [[spoiler: Once you startle him though, he's just like any other boy.]]
* TellMeAboutMyFather: [[spoiler:The Ō they saw killed is an imposter. And only the cowardly imposter, an animal-loving warden, a corrupt prosecutor and a circus clown knows]]. So it's perfectly understandable.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Milk. [[spoiler: His damage sprite shows that his backpack contains more milk cartons, and when he gets kidnapped, a milk carton is used to track him down]].

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[[folder:Manga characters - Phoenix Wright]]

!!'''Belle Windsor''' (''Suzume Kazama'')
Larry’s latest girlfriend, she was previously in a relationship with Bright Bonds, only for him to keep pursuing her despite being married. [[spoiler: It’s the other way around; she wanted him quite badly, then killed him for refusing.]]

* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing]]: [[spoiler:Manipulated Larry into taking the fall for her killing Bonds for rejecting her]]
* {{Expy}}: Her hair and kimono make her look somewhat like Aoi from ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'', [[spoiler:except Aoi is not the type to commit murder over being rejected]]
* HiddenEyes: Particularly shortly before she adopts an especially emotional [[spoiler:or psychotic]] facial expression.
* [[spoiler:IfICantHaveYou]]
* [[spoiler:INeverSaidItWasPoison]]: She knew that [[spoiler:Bonds was at Gourd Lake]] so [[spoiler:it means she must have been there.]]
* [[spoiler:JustBetweenYouAndMe]]: [[spoiler:Calls up Bright so that he’ll know who killed him]].
* [[spoiler:SinisterSilhouettes]]: Although it's revealed pretty early in the story. Only her face is hidden but you can still see her clothes.
* [[spoiler:WomanScorned]]
* [[spoiler:{{Yandere}}]]

!!'''Biddy Tenniman''' (''Yone Ootsuka'')
Manager of the Run-Down Inn, and a witness called to the stand.

* FlawExploitation: The Run-Down Inn doesn't have any air conditioning so [[spoiler: Belle Windsor had to open up the window in one of the apartments to make it look like it was her apartment.]]
* {{Gonk}}: Large eyes and lips.
* ParrotPetPosition: She always has a cat with her.
* SeinfeldianConversation: Payne remarked that she likes to talk about nothing since all she talked about before her tesrimony began was to try to convince Phoenix into moving into the Run Down Inn. [[spoiler: It turned out to be useful since she said there was no air conditioning so Phoenix uses that to figure out that Belle Windsor opened p the window in her apartment.]]
* ShroudedInMyth: She doesn't know what Gourdy really is.

!!'''Bobby Wolfe''' (''Sasao Komori'')
Robin Wolfe’s younger brother, a reclusive spider fanatic. He's suspected of killing Robin in Turnabout Gallows.

* CantHoldHisLiquor: Passes out after ''one beer'', according to Brock.
* {{Gonk}}
* HeroicBSOD: After all his spiders die in the fire, he can't even put two words together.
* InVinoVeritas: Brock tries this on him, but he passes out too quickly.
* LonersAreFreaks: He’s a recluse whom his brother says could never get a job at his age, but he’s not a killer.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He’s fairly short and looks like a young boy, but he’s well into middle age

!!'''Theridia Wolfe''' (''Himeko Komori'')
Robin Wolfe's wife, who is not on good terms with him at the time of his death, and is also cold to Phoenix and Maya.

* IceQueen: But not without a few soft spots, such as when she cries and comforts her daughter after the true killer of her husband is revealed
* IOweYouMyLife: Subverted. She did send Lira to shut off the main breaker for Robin and he dies anyway.
* TheNicknamer: Subverted. She's the only one who calls Bobby "Robert" while everybody else just calls him Bobby.

!!'''Lira Wolfe''' (''Sara Komori'')
Robin and Theridia’s daughter, she was in a relationship with Eddie Johnson prior to his death

* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Although most of her rebellious streak stems from the fact that her father killed her boyfriend.
* {{Forgiveness}} / {{Revenge}}: Has an interesting variation of this at the end of the trial; she says she will never forgive [[spoiler:Brock]] for killing her father (whom she hated for killing Eddie but still loved as her father), but won’t take her revenge, because revenge never makes anyone feel better.
* GirlishPigtails

!!'''Brock Johnson''' (''Hatsurou Kimura'')
An electrician and Eddie's older brother, who is currently investigating Robin over his suspicion that he was responsible for his brother's death.

* MeaningfulName/ ShoutOut: He and his brother Eddie’s names, combined, form “[[SpiderMan Eddie Brock]]”, also known as Comicbook/{{Venom}}.
* ConfessToALesserCrime: [[spoiler:He admits to setting fire to Wolfe Manor when it looks as though Bobby might get off, after Edgeworth tricks him into confessing. He claims that he's doing this to catch a murderer, although he's hoping to avoid being revealed]].
* CynicismCatalyst: Mr. Wolfe essentially [[DrivenToSuicide drove Eddie to suicide]], [[spoiler:so he sought revenge]].
* [[spoiler:DeadPersonImpersonation]]: [[spoiler:Pretends to be his dead brother for the purpose of tormenting Mr. Wolfe]]
* MusclesAreMeaningful: [[spoiler: After all, he was the only one who could lift all the furniture of the Den of Spiders up onto the ceiling.]]
* NiceHat: [[spoiler: He uses his hat as part of his impersonation of his dead brother.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: A more limited example; [[spoiler:he pretends to carelessly activate the Den of Spiders' chair's restraints with Maya inside, but it's clear later on that he knew how it worked in advance]].
* [[spoiler:{{Revenge}}]]: [[spoiler:His motivation, although Lira, who loved Eddie, thinks otherwise, refusing to forgive him but saying that she doesn’t want revenge]].
* SayingTooMuch: [[spoiler:Edgeworth tricks him into admitting to setting the fire this way, after he insists that he was wearing gloves.]]
* SleevesAreForWimps
* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]

!!'''Thomas Spitzer''' (''Azuchi Yamashiro'')
Bobby's only friend, a professor and expert on spiders who often visits Wolfe Manor.

* AbsentMindedProfessor: He neglects to mention that the elevator in the Den of Spiders only carries one person.
* BerserkButton: Don't question him about his knowledge of spiders.
* FaceHeelTurn: Of a sort. He initially begs Phoenix to defend Bobby, but then testifies for the prosecution after claiming Edgeworth convinced him that Bobby is guilty.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Phoenix has to wonder how much Thomas cares for Bobby, especially considering that he doesn’t stand up to Robin. In the end, though, Bobby gets a job working for Spitzer and caring for his spiders, and is considerably happier as a result.

!!'''Julie Henson''' (''Juri Okazaki'')
Assistant to the publicity team at Sparkle Land, and the defendant in Turnabout Showtime.

* CharacterTics: Biting her nails when she's nervous. Raymond ''[[BerserkButton hates]]'' it, but Phoenix finds it cute.
* TheCutie: Phoenix is quite attracted to her, presumably because she slightly resembles Dahlia. It's unclear whether this is before or after [[spoiler:he learns Iris actually did love him.]]
* StandardFemaleGrabArea: Gumshoe takes her away this way. {{Justified|Trope}} in that resisting arrest is not a good idea.
* WorkingWithTheEx: There is some unspoken tension between her and Flip because he left her for another girl, leading her to be suspected for his murder.

!!'''Raymond Spume''' (''Kosuke Kasugai'')

Publicity team leader at Sparkle Land, the creator of the Sparklestar and Friends show and the one playing Sparklestar. He's Julie, Buck and Flip's immediate superior.

* AdjustingYourGlasses
* BadBoss
* BerserkButton: Julie biting her fingernails.
* [[spoiler:BlondGuysAreEvil]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler:Framing Julie for murder over her biting her nails and in his view, not having "the attitude of a professional"]]
* {{Expy}}: His appearance is similar to that of Kristoph Gavin, [[spoiler:down to committing murder out of jealousy over someone else replacing him]].
* [[spoiler:FourEyesZeroSoul]]
* [[spoiler:GreenEyedMonster]]: [[spoiler:Toward Flip, who was to replace him as Sparklestar]].
* [[spoiler:HeelRealization]]: [[spoiler:After he’s exposed, he realizes that he was the one who “dragged Sparklestar’s name through the mud”.]]
* JerkAss: Treats Julie horribly for even minor infractions, [[spoiler:and even before trying to frame her for murder.]]
* LightIsNotGood: “Ray” was chosen as in “ray of light”.
* {{Megane}}
* NiceCharacterMeanActor
* SayingTooMuch: A case in which it isn’t immediately obvious that he had even made a mistake. His yelling at Julie for biting her nails after finding Flip dead like she did in the show indicates that [[spoiler:he was turned around inside his costume, thus validating Phoenix’s theory that the killer wore his costume backwards to open it from the inside, stabbed Flip (who was himself wearing his costume backwards) , then turned himself back around]].
* SeriousBusiness: His view on Sparklestar, from yelling at Julie for biting her nails to [[spoiler:killing Flip for being chosen as his replacement and framing Julie over her biting her nails]].
* [[spoiler:SinisterSilhouettes]]: If you look at the intro, you [[spoiler:can see part of his hair before he stabbed Chambers.]]

!!'''Buck Montana''' (''Hosaku Futogayama'')
Part of the publicity team of Sparkle Land. He plays Humongostar for Sparkle Land.

* BigOlEyebrows
* CrossPoppingVeins: While insisting that he could not have set up a second wire to get out of his costume.
* CuteLittleFangs: Has a [[PunnyName buck]] tooth on his lower jaw.
* TheGamblingAddict
* HairTriggerTemper
* OneSteveLimit: Two cases later, Buck Wheatley is the victim.
* TrappedByGamblingDebts: When Phoenix is identified as a defense lawyer, Raymond suspects Buck turned to crime to pay back his debts.

!! '''Cameron Show''' (''Shotaro Sakae'')
A long-time Sparklestar fan who has taped every show.

* CharacterTics: He has a habit of saying "Umm..." a lot.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Although it's just squinting.
* FanBoy: He's been recording Sparkestar shows since he was 3 years old.
* PeekABangs

!! '''Cool Saito'''
A fortune teller specifies in ice cream fortune telling.

* ContinuityNod: Kind of. It's the future that Saito predicted. And that future is when Phoenix Wright will become a [[ApolloJusticeAceAttorney pianist.]]
* FoodSlap: Only that Franziska was the one who did it unintentionally. When Saito offered the judge some ice cream, Franziska destroys it with her whip and it wind up on all of the judge's head.
* FortuneTeller
* PhonyPsychic: At least that's what Phoenix thought of him. After all, he was predicted to become a pianist in the future so he thought Saito was a quack psychic. Oh, how wrong Phoenix was...
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Ice cream. [[spoiler:After Fortune Circle has been closed down, he decides to master the art of making ice cream.]]

!! '''Russi Clover''' (''Kaede Hiirragi'')
A girl who loves anything that has to do with occult. She's accused of killing Oracle Hecate but she's admitting it since she thought it was the Lord of Death who caused her to do it. [[spoiler: She later joined the Great Tengu Society just so she can take pictures of the tengu. Of course, another murder occurs and she's accused of being the murderer again.]]

* FanGirl: She loves anything that has to do with with occult or psychic powers.
* FangsAreEvil: She imagines herself with fangs after being possessed by the Lord of Death.
* HairDecoration: She has a hairpin.
* KubrickStare
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: She visited Oracle to try to stop Cytherea's prophecy.
* SuddenNameChange: In the English version. After her two times hanging out with Nick and Maya, she has a case with Edgeworth in his
manga, where her name suddenly changes to "Candy Holly". The two series have different translators, so it's likely a case of them not comparing notes.

!! '''Moira Cytherea''' (''Mariko Kirameki'')
A fortune teller who gets her tellings from the Venutian, an alien living on the planet Venus.

* CompressedHair: [[spoiler: She's really a blonde.]]
* FortuneTeller
* HiddenEyes: Most of the time, her hat covers her eyes.
* NeatFreak: She claims it's necessary for her hands to be clean during her communication with the Venutian. [[spoiler: In that case, her hands would have been dirty from the red ink from Maya's hand, which was dirty from Wally Flores's ink.]]
* NeverBareheaded: [[spoiler: She takes off her hat after she confesses.]]
* [[spoiler:PhonyPsychic]]: Her predictions about the Lord of Death [[spoiler: were there to make it look like she's a reliable psychic.]]
* PropheciesAreAlwaysRight: Her prediction about the Lord of Death taking over Russi's body came true. [[spoiler: Because of her meddling, of course.]]
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: Well, she 's the one who made one. She predicted that the Lord of Death will possess Russi so she tries to stop that by visiting Oracle. [[spoiler: Of course, it only came true because Cytherea made it happen.]]
* [[spoiler:TearsOfRemorse]]: [[spoiler:She does this as, in a rare occasion, she actually apologizes to the person she was trying to frame]]
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness]]: Oracle's Nether World Prophecies was [[spoiler: becoming so famous that Oracle didn't need Cytherea anymore.]]
* YoureJustJealous: When she [[spoiler: threatens to tell everybody of their little trick of their fortune-telling, Oracle merely shrugged it off since everybody will think she's just jealous of her.]]

!! '''Wally Flores/[[spoiler:Caliente del Fuego]]''' (''Minoru Hikage/[[spoiler:Kaen Homura]]'')
The substitute for Hans Future Simon, the fortune teller who specifies in palm reading. He's the personal general affairs manager of YY Company. [[spoiler: He reappears in Turnabout Gurgitation as Caliente del Fuego.]]

* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: He has noticeably more paler skin than the other fortune tellers.
* FleetingPassionateHobbies: He's only going to do palm reading until the usual palm reader gets back. [[spoiler: Of course, after the case, Fortune Circle is closed down so he went back to his original job.]]
* FortuneTeller
* JumpScare: He hides under the witness stand during his testimony.
* KubrickStare: This is what he said while he stares like that:
--> '''Wally Flores''': If you don't take at least two minutes washing your hands, you won't get all the germs off of them.
* MyCard
* NeatFreak: Well, he does have serious germaphobia. [[spoiler: As a gourmand fighter, he tries to roast everything as a result.]]
* NiceHat: More like a headband.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Well, in terms of clothing for fortune tellers, his is the oddest since he wears a suit. {{Justified|Trope}} as he's just a replacement.
* TerrifiedOfGerms: Phoenix accidentally had his thumb touch his hand and it made him all freaked out so much that he had to
go to the bathroom for two or three minutes to wash his hands. [[spoiler: That's enough time for him to supposedly go through the ventilation and kill Oracle Hecate but he's not the killer.]]
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Firs, he's the personal general affairs manager of YY Company, then he's a fortune teller, then he's [[spoiler: a contestant on Gourmand Battle.]]

!! '''Diana Wheatley''' ''(Tsukimi Kanenari)''
The defendant in Turnabout From Heaven

* AbusiveParents: Her father [[spoiler:and her stepmother]]
* ThePromise: To inherit her mother's necklace when she turns 20.
* SayMyName: [[spoiler:At the end of her trial]].
-->'''Diana''':[[spoiler: "MOM!"]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Love]]''': "DIANA!"
* SelfMadeOrphan: Subverted.
* SympatheticMurderer: Edgeworth sympathizes with her, but says she must pay for her crime. Then again, as is often the case, she is not the culprit.
* TraumaInducedAmnesia: [[spoiler:It's suggested that this is why she forgot which birthday was her mother's and which one was hers, as well as believing that her abusive stepmother was her "kidnapper", while her mother was her actual parent]].

!! '''Dreama Love''' ''(Yumeko Aizawa)''
Buck Wheatley's doctor [[spoiler:and Diana's mother]]

* FunnyAfro: [[spoiler:Which appears to be a wig]]
* [[spoiler:MamaBear]]: [[spoiler:Tries to take Diana away from her AbusiveParents and considers killing Buck for hurting her]]
* TakingTheHeat: Tries to confess to the murder [[spoiler:because the defendant is her daughter]].

!! '''Alice Butler''' ''(Morie Kidai)''
Housekeeper for Buck Wheatley.

* IWasQuiteALooker

!! '''Kevin Hattori''' ''(Yoshizumi Toriyama)''
Host of Gourmand Battle, and the defendant in Turnabout Gurgitation.

* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:Milo "Fairplay" Kent, once it comes to light that he cheated]].
* MartialArtsHeadband: One that says "Hot Blooded"

!! '''Carl Caesar''' ''(Michizane Shimon)''
Producer of Gourmand Battle. [[spoiler: No longer since the show was canceled because of Risa Iko.]]

* AlliterativeName
* CoolShades

!! '''Risa Iko''' ''(Risa Eko)''

One of the contestants on Gourmand Battle, who is obsessed with environmentalism.

* AnimeHair: A spiraling arrow is part of it.
* BerserkButton: Not recycling properly.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Risa might SEEM nice, but she's the one who poisoned Milo because he was a cheating "pollutant", tricking him into taking her food which she had purposefully poisoned after attacking him psychologically by having another gourmand call him out on his cheating, and sending him a death threat earlier, warning him that he was soon to die.]]
* BlankWhiteEyes: [[spoiler:During her VillainousBreakdown]]
* CrocodileTears
* PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo: [[spoiler:She tricks Fairplay into taking the poisoned bowl this way.]]
* PunnyName: Her name is pronounced similar to "Recycle".

!! '''Arnold "Muscles" Balboa''' ''(Muscle Taketora)''

Another contestant on Gourmand Battle.

* BigOlUnibrow
* IncriminatingIndifference: Subverted; he initially doesn't react much to Fairplay's death, which, combined with the later revelation that [[spoiler:he caught Fairplay cheating and told him to "drop dead"]] casts suspicion on him, but he's not the killer.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rocky Balboa.

!! '''Gale Cyclone''' ''(Ran Tatsumaki)''

A contestant on Gourmand Battle. She got her name since anything with mayonnaise on it, she will eat it like a tornado.

* OlderThanTheyLook: She's 18.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Mayonnaise.

!! '''All-Purpose Tengu'''

One of the Great Tengu Society's leaders.

* EyesAlwaysClosed
* StopWorshippingMe: [[spoiler: He and Power Tengu basically worship Franziska now, all because of her whip. She does not like it one bit.]]

!! '''Power Tengu'''

One of the Great Tengu Society's leaders.

* MusclesAreMeaningful: He's the guy who broke Sly's right leg.
* StopWorshippingMe: [[spoiler: He and All-Purpose Tengu form the Church of Thong, which is basically a cult dedicated to Franziska and her whip. She of course does not like it.]]

!! '''Princess Tengu'''

Founder of the Great Tengu Society.

* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing]]: She had [[spoiler:made up the Tengu and she can't believe that anyone would honestly worship a statue.]]
* [[spoiler:LaughingMad]]
* [[spoiler:PeoplePuppets]]: Which was how she [[spoiler: managed to throw off the time of the murder.]]
* SelectiveObliviousness: She won't believe anyone who has seen the Tengu since apparently, only those with decades of training can talk to the Tengu.
* ShroudedInMyth: It's rumored that she [[spoiler:used the money from the funding of the Great Tengu Society to pay for her own lifestyle.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown]]: [[spoiler: Breaks down laughing and admits the truth behind the Great Tengu Society]].
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!! '''Jerrod Kessler''' ''(Kaidou Jirou)''

Chairman of the National Masquerade Society.

* NiceHat

!! '''Hanelle Irving''' ''(Hayano Imaga)''

A member of the National Masquerade Society.

* YourCheatingHeart: She tries to pull one off. When she tries to seduce Edgeworth, he warns her that adultery is no good when she has a fine husband at home.

!! '''Witch girl'''

->"Ah, I remember. He and I once spent a wonderful evening like this... But... that night will never come back again. Not without using magic..."

A guest at the masquerade party, who is dressed as a witch.

* NoNameGiven
* [[spoiler:PayEvilUntoEvil]]
* [[spoiler:SympatheticMurderer]]: [[spoiler:She lost her boyfriend and is absolutely enraged that the woman who drove him to his death is able to go on like nothing happened]].
* [[spoiler:WarmUpBoss]]


!! '''Drunken witch'''
A drunk who was in the bathroom at the time of the murder.

* [[spoiler:DudeLooksLikeALady]]

!! '''Hiedei'''

The bassist of Bird Wing.

* BlatantLies: In a case that doesn't impact the case at all, she claimed to have went to Bryan to try to cheer him up, when in fact she insulted him over his impromptu guitar solo.
* MyNaymeIs
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only female member of the band.
* WorkingWithTheEx: Had a breakup wtih Holland in the past.

!! '''Tannyn'''

The drummer of Bird Wing

* NotHelpingYourCase: Repeatedly insisting he would have killed Holland if he had the chance, combined with his lack of an alibi, makes him a prime suspect.
* LaughingMad: After declaring that he'd like to shake the hand of whoever killed Holland.
* SpeakIllOfTheDead: None of the members of Bird Wing are on good terms with each other or the victim, but Tannyn goes the extra mile in demonizing Holland after his death.

!! '''Byran'''

The guitarist of Bird Wing.

* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:He was counting on Clemmy to push the mis-labeled buttons as he intended, and Holland to fall into the lowered stage. It also worked out in his favor that he was able to stay with Hiedei, creating an alibi, while Tannyn (from whom he stole the murder weapon) went off on his own to have a cigarette, making himself suspicious]].
* BlankWhiteEyes: After being told that [[spoiler:his fingerprints are on the adhesive side of the tape label for the control panel]].
* DreadfulMusician: He's considered one with his impromptu guitar solo. [[spoiler:Possibly subverted if you consider that he wanted to cover up the sound of the stage being lowered, or double subverted when he says that it was his "requiem" for Holland]].
* [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown]]: [[spoiler:Flails back and forth, then falls to his knees]].

!! '''Clemmy Carmody'''

->"I fail at whatever I do... I'm always getting yelled at... the only thing that made life worth living for me was Bird Wing!"

A staff member who worked at Bird Wing's final concert.

* AlliterativeName
* ButtMonkey: He has a habit of making clumsy mistakes and often gets treated poorly for doing so. As such, he gets along well with Gumshoe.
* EpicFail: He's told to order twenty bento, and orders ''two hundred''. Edgeworth does a FacePalm when he hears this.
* {{Expy}}: In suggesting that he fails at whatever he does and always gets yelled at, he comes off as a male Maggey Byrde.
* PromotedFanboy: He took his job in order to meet the band, since he considers them the only thing that makes his life worth living.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:The murderer counted on him to push the right buttons, but put the wrong labels on them so he'd do what the murderer wanted]]

!! '''Chauncey Laboni'''

Tarkington's hostage during his heist, [[spoiler:which she adopted as his accomplice]].

* [[spoiler:BitchInSheepsClothing]]
* [[spoiler:DisguisedHostageGambit]]
* TheDulcineaEffect: Has this on Gumshoe, [[spoiler:and uses it to retrieve the gems she stashed in his car]]
* [[spoiler:WoundedGazelleGambit]]: [[spoiler:Plays the victim so she won't come off as suspicious. Gumshoe is fooled, but Edgeworth ultimately is not]].
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness]]: [[spoiler:Kills Tarkington to keep up her identity as his hostage and get away]].

!! '''Randolph Miller'''

Director of the Seselagi Art Museum

* [[spoiler:BrokenPedestal]]: [[spoiler:To Monet; not only did he lie and sell a painting for money, but he also killed her martial arts teacher]]
* {{Nepotism}}: Hires his niece Monet because she needs a job after college, despite not knowing anything about art. [[spoiler:It's actually ''because'' she doesn't know anything about art]]..
* SpringtimeForHitler: [[spoiler:In a manner similar to Alita Tiala, he hires people like Gumshoe, Bester, and Monet who don't know anything about art so that they won't know the painting is a fake]].
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Insists that his niece refer to him by his title at work.

!! '''Monet Kreskin'''

Randolph's niece, and an employee at his art museum.

* FanGirl: Seems to be a fan of the Gentlemen.

!! '''Amadeus Seal'''

A Van Koff scholar who came from abroad to see the painting "Officers."

* BowtiesAreCool: [[spoiler: The real Seal wears a top hat and a bowtie.]]
* GentlemanAndAScholar: [[spoiler:Or rather, ''GentlemanThief'' And A Scholar]]
* MistakenForAnImposter: He and Edgeworth were mistaken as members of the Gentlemen by Bester. [[spoiler: Quite ironic, since Seal was really a Gentleman in disguise and that the real Seal ended up having his cheeks pinched by Bester.]]
* NiceHat: He wears a top hat. [[spoiler: So does the real Seal.]]
* [[spoiler:TheRealRemingtonSteele]]: [[spoiler:Edgeworth is quite shocked when the real Seal appears in the paper, who is actually a lot more younger-looking than the impostor.]]

!! '''Handsome Gentlemen Thieves'''

A group of art thieves.

* AffablyEvil; [[InvokedTrope They invoke this]], in order to get the victims to lower their guard, but so far there's no clear indication on whether they're FauxAffablyEvil.
* BigBad: A possible candidate for the Edgeworth manga.
* BowtiesAreCool: They all wear red tuxedoes.
* DominoMask: From what we've seen of them in the images depicting them as a group, but [[spoiler:the one resembling Amadeus Seal goes for a fake mustache]]
* GentlemanThief: As the name implies
* WorthyOpponent: They apparently see Edgeworth as one.

!! '''Sarah Trinket'''
The secretary to the president of Toy-be.

* {{Meganekko}}
* TenderTears: She's upset about Brodie's fate and how much [[JerkAss Charles]] [[SpeakIllOfTheDead badmouths him]]

!! '''Tucker Toynbee'''
The vice president of Toy-be. One of the brothers to the president; he was originally thought to be the eldest son until their half-brother, Brodie resurfaced.

* AlliterativeName
* {{Gonk}}
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: He and his wife.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Panics and runs out after hearing that his father and older half-brother are dead because of the "curse," leaving Charles to take charge of the company.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: His son has a very similar hairstyle and large lips.
* UglyGuyHotWife:
!! '''Charles Toynbee'''
The managing director of Toy-be and the youngest child of the previous president.

* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:After murdering Brodie, he most likely assumed Tucker would be unable to take the helm of the company.]]
* JerkAss: He's glad that his oldest brother is dead now as he thought that he was a dud.
* SpeakIllOfTheDead: Sarah calls him out on it.
* UnexpectedSuccessor: With Brodie dead and Tucker, the next in line, unwilling to take the position, he stands to take charge of the company.

!! '''Shawn Southern'''
The actor playing the character "Detective Black' in "Othello Detectives: The Movie."

* AlliterativeName
* GourmetPetFood: Gives his dog cookies that cost 500 yen each and look enough like cakes humans would eat that the killer used them to make it look like he was having dessert with Emi when he killed her.
* YourCheatingHeart: Accused by Emi St. Cloud for cheating with the stylist.

!! '''Henry Biden'''
The actor playing the character "Detective White" in 'Othello Detectives: The Movie.'

* EyesAlwaysShut: They only open when he's surprised.

!! '''Kara Glamani'''
Emi St. Cloud's manager.

* BeleagueredAssistant
* HiddenEyes: Immediately before the...
* TraitorShot: After apologizing profusely when Emi yells at her and orders her out of the room, she glares once she's out of sight. Nothing ever comes of this, though.

!! '''Iris Suffield'''
The stylist of the movie.

!! '''Toad Havara'''
A paparazzi who has been "following" Emi St. Cloud for around 5 years.

* {{Paparazzi}}

!! '''Mitt Nelson'''
President of the Emi St. Cloud fan club.

* BlatantLies: When found inside Emi's wardrobe, he says "Good evening... I'm not doing anything suspicious."
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:By staying in the wardrobe room for hours, he essentially prevented Clink from changing his shoes, forcing him to hide one of his shoes while taking Havara's. This eventually becomes Edgeworth's decisive evidence]]
* StalkerWithoutACrush

!! '''Sergio Youngport'''
Manager of the Ogre's Axe Hotel

* BowtiesAreCool
* [[spoiler:CrimeAfterCrime]]: [[spoiler:He killed Samuel Sylent and hid the body in the wall. Unfortunately, he also hid the cell phone in the wall with him, and had to set a fire as part of a trick to fool Ava as to which floor she was on. When Granier wanted to demolish the hotel, that presented another obstacle to Youngport's plan, so he had to kill him, too]].
* [[spoiler:LaughingMad]]


!! '''Karl Powers'''
* A security guard for Ogre's Axe Hotel.

!! '''Ava Sylent'''
A woman who came to the Ogre's Axe hotel in search of her husband. She turns out to be a convicted extortionist.

* BigNo: [[spoiler:Upon finding her husband's body]].
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* EvilCripple: Confined to a wheelchair as a result of an accident.
* UnholyMatrimony: She and her husband are partners in crime. [[spoiler:She’s devastated by finding his body]]
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Takes advantage of her disability to convince others to lower their guard. It would be ObfuscatingDisability if not for the fact that it appears to be genuine.

!! '''Dr. Jiffy'''
The doctor of the Jiffy Clinic.

* GoodIsDumb: Falls prey to Swindell’s manipulation. [[spoiler:He does, however, realize that Clive faked spraining his ankle]]

!! '''Luna Marsh'''
A receptionist at Jiffy Clinic.

!! '''Hope Aubergine'''
A nurse at Jiffy Clinic.

* {{Meganekko}}
* ScaryShinyGlasses: At times
* SpeakIllOfTheDead: She suspects Swindell committed suicide to damage the clinic’s reputation.


!! '''Clive Fortuna'''
A patient at the clinic with a broken leg and a sprained ankle. [[spoiler:The latter was self-inflicted as part of his plan to kill Swindell]].

* BigOlEyebrows
* ButtMonkey: Has had many accidents, and Gumshoe naturally identifies with him.
* [[spoiler:DeliberateInjuryGambit]]: [[spoiler:Sprains his own ankle to immobilize himself and secure an alibi]].
* HiddenEyes: While ranting about Swindell’s death
* IOweYouMyLife: To Dr. Jiffy
* LaughingMad:
* [[spoiler:PoisonousFriend]]: [[spoiler:To Dr. Jiffy]].
* SpeakIllOfTheDead: He’s the most forthcoming in his joy that Swindell is dead. [[spoiler:He’s also the one who killed him]]


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* NoodleIncident: We never find out exactly how he got caught and imprisoned.


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* [[spoiler: PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou: Offers this to Shimon. [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim He turns it down.]]]]
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