History FanFic / TurnaboutStorm

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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TurnaboutStorm_Cover_350p_2400.jpg]] ->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' Hey! You're a human aren't you?\\ '''Phoenix Wright:''' Yeah, I'm a human... *{{beat}}* [[DoubleTake WAIT]], '''''[[BigWhat WHAT!?]]''''' ''Just when you thought the [[Franchise/ProfessorLayton Layton]] [[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVSAceAttorney crossover]] was weird.'' ''Turnabout Storm'' is a fan {{crossover}} between ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' by [[http://neoartimus.deviantart.com/ NeoArtimus]]; uploaded to [[http://www.youtube.com/user/PWaaMLPfim PWaaMLPfim]]. This fan work, instead of using a written format [[MidDevelopmentGenreShift as it was first conceived as]], shows itself as a movie using the VisualNovel style the ''Ace Attorney'' series is known for, with added voice acting. Rainbow Dash, best flier in Ponyville, is accused of murdering the Pegasus Ace Swift, the favorite to win an upcoming race called the Equestrian 500 that Dash is also set to compete in. Now that she faces punishment for what would be the first murder in a long time during Celestia's reign, one of her best friends, Twilight Sparkle, sets out to find a lawyer to represent her. After all of her attempts to find one end fruitless, she makes one last try by casting a spell to summon the greatest defense attorney in Equestria, but she accidentally calls for the greatest defense attorney ''[[ExactWords period]]'', and said attorney turns out to be a confused and non-equine Phoenix Wright -- At least, that's what Twilight claims to be the reason how Wright ended up there. Now Phoenix finds himself stuck in a strange world, one where [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation candy colored]] [[TalkingAnimal talking hors...]] [[InsistentTerminology err... ponies]] are the norm of the day, and the creatures of myths are just some other species -- Yet one where justice still must be served, where the innocent can still be punished, and where they still need the light of someone who trusts and believes in them, someone ready to do whatever it takes to save them. Thus starts Phoenix's journey to adjust to this new world, and search for the truth behind this strange new mystery he's been wrapped up in. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWgIzraQWu4 Trailer here]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL347AD9B9E509804A Series here]]. [[note]]''Part 3 - Phoenix'' was uploaded months before ''Part 3 - Twilight'', but since the latter was supposed the be released before the former, [=NeoArtimus=] recommends watching the series in the order provided by the playlist.[[/note]] Please be warned that all the parts are ''very'' long, with most episodes being as long as most movies. Beware of an ArchiveBinge. ---- !!''"I will submit the eviden... ehh... examples, your Honor"'': * AcceptableBreaksFromCanon: Inevitable. The series was already fully written before the airing of Seasons 2 and 3 of ''Friendship is Magic'' (also known as Retroactive Discontinuity, a subset of the above trope). Thus, there were bound to be some contradictions between the canon of the show thus far and what's in this series. Although it also manages to avoid this at times; Trixie's overall behavior in this work is eerily similar to her demeanor in the season 3 episode Magic Duel. * AccuseTheWitness: [[spoiler:Phoenix accuses Fluttershy of the murder just so he can buy more time. He isn't proud about it... not that this would be the first time he's ever done this]]. * TheAce: [[MeaningfulName Ace Swift]], naturally. He's won every single athletic competition he's ever competed in, but there are rumors that this might have less to do with actual talent and more with [[JerkJock underhanded tactics]]. [[spoiler:Those rumors are completely true]]. * ActorAllusion ** Rarity's middle name is apparently {{Creator/Tabitha|StGermain}}. ** The Judge notes how a certain pony has been staring at him for a while, and decides to not speak to him about it because he's afraid it might cause some sort of paradox. The pony is [[AudioPlay/DoctorWhoovesAndAssistant Doctor Whooves]], whose "official" fan voice is done by the same person that voices him. * AffectionateNickname: Phoenix gets two; Nix from Rainbow Dash and Feenie from Pinkie Pie. Too bad that last one has UnfortunateImplications for him. * AfraidYouWereGoingToSayThat: -->'''Phoenix:''' ''(Oh '''please''' don't tell me this is going where I think it is…)''\\ '''Twilight:''' You see… I'm in need of a really good defense attorney.\\ '''Phoenix:''' ''(And it '''does''' go where I think it is...)'' * AlliterativeTitle: Twilight's ''[[LongTitle Super Spectacular Stupendous Spontaneous Summoning Scripture Signals and You]]''. * AllPartOfTheShow: After it turns out Phoenix CannotTellAJoke, Pinkie Pie instead cracks up at his Equestrian Attorney badge, assuming he was just softening her up for it. * AlwaysMurder: Yep, even in a SugarBowl, Phoenix still can't avoid having to defend somebody accused of murder. -->'''Phoenix:''' ''[[LampshadeHanging (Hmph... Surprise surprise...)]]'' * {{Angrish}}: Phoenix, right after falling square into one of Trixie's traps. -->'''Phoenix:''' B-but-she-stole-I-ah-uh… * AnimationBump: Whenever the series shifts into the courtroom scenes, the characters are animated almost as they would be in ''Ace Attorney'', whereas in Investigations and Lobby scenes, they are mostly static vectors. * AppropriateAnimalAttire: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. After Nick damages his suit jacket while on an evidence hunt, he grouses that it'd look unprofessional to come in to court with his only suit of clothes ripped. Pinkie Pie points out that he could always just show up ''without'' a suit; since clothing ''is'' strictly optional among ponykind, she utterly fails to comprehend Phoenix's horror at the thought of being in court naked. * AprilFoolsDay: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. -->''So this is the part where I would say Part 5 is canceled... and you all would be like all "OH NOEZ" and I would be like "APRIL FOOLZ", then you would be like "obvious AFD joke is obvious" or "U got me lol". But I think I've teased you enough, so let's just pretend I did that :)'' * ArbitrarySkepticism: By Phoenix after he gets told why lightning makes the sound when it hits the ground in Equestria. He himself is the one that notes how he just pulled this off. -->'''Phoenix:''' ''(I'm no meteorologist, but I'm pretty sure lightning doesn't work like that. Then again, I keep forgetting I'm in a land full of magical talking ponies who can manually change weather...)'' * ArtEvolution: ** Any appearance of an ''Ace Attorney'' character uses sprites from the series proper. For the latter half of the series, the characters started using the HD sprites from the iPad versions of ''Ace Attorney'' whenever they are compatible. ** The second day of the trial features much smoother animations for the ponies. * [[spoiler:AssholeVictim: Ace was trying to blackmail Rainbow Dash into dropping out of the race, and her case is hardly the first or the worst. With Rainbow Dash, he just threatened to spread embarrassing pictures around. With Cruise Control, Ace threatened to have his comatose little sister ''pulled off of life support''. It's more than implied that anyone involved in the Equestrian 500 had their lives ruined by him.]] * AudienceMurmurs: The pony courtroom audience murmurs just as the human one would do, except when they are laughing at [[EmbarrassingOldPhoto embarrassing pictures]]. * AudienceWhatAudience: Phoenix's flabbergasted reaction to Pinkie's [[ReadingAheadInTheScript script comment]]. * BadLiar: ** Twilight and Rainbow. Phoenix can see right through them when they lie, even without using the Magatama. ** Gilda lies constantly, and never stops to consider if she's contradicting previously established facts. Even Trixie gets fed up with it. * BatmanGambit: ** [[spoiler:Princess Celestia made Twilight summon Phoenix knowing with full confidence that, notwithstanding getting pulled into another world, he would never allow an innocent to get punished]]. ** Phoenix using Gilda's temper to get her to slip up in the witness stand in ''Part 4''. He says that he [[InvokedTrope learned this trick]] in lawyer school as a way to get information from liars. * BerserkButton ** Rainbow gets hers pushed when asked plain and straight if she actually killed Ace Swift. -->'''Rainbow:''' I told you, '''''I DIDN'T KILL ANYPONY!!''''' ** For the love of all that's holy, don't even dare mention pens or the post office near Rarity! ** For a more [[DownplayedTrope subdued]] yet serious one, [[spoiler:don't talk bad about your siblings around Cruise]]. ** Der- er, Dit- um, [[IHaveManyNames a particular grey mailpony]] gets really upset when others can't remember her name properly, even after she's told it several times. ** Gilda gets ballistic after being called slow; considering even the judge starts teasing her about it... * BigDamnHeroes: ** Right as [[spoiler:Phoenix is about to be attacked by timberwolves while stuck in the middle of the forest, ''Fluttershy'' shows up right on time to save him.]]. ** [[spoiler: And then guess who shows up with the obligatory case-changing, last-minute evidence just after Phoenix ''already lost'' the trial in ''Part 4''?]] * BigNo: ** Shows up occasionally, like by Rainbow when Phoenix breaks her first Psyche-Lock, or by Phoenix when his suit gets ripped. ** It's practically Cruise Control's CatchPhrase. * BigShutUp: Twilight delivers one to Trixie after hearing one too many comments about Phoenix. * BigWhat: ** Phoenix's reactions to: *** First seeing Twilight. *** Pinkie Pie's fourth wall break. See below for details. *** His phone ringing in a place where they shouldn't exist. ** Trixie in ''Part 4'', after [[spoiler:the judge allows Fluttershy to testify despite having already declared Rainbow Dash guilty]]. * [[spoiler:{{Blackmail}}: Ace and Sonata are guilty of doing this to Ace's competition. Sonata even manages to blackmail Phoenix into not talking about this]]. * BlatantLies: With {{Bad Liar}}s come even worse lies. Twilight's explanations for her "misspeaking" in how she knew Phoenix's name and how she got her hooves on the Equestrian Attorney Badge supposedly within 20 minutes of Phoenix's arrival are almost transparent in this regard. * BloodlessCarnage: A slight variation; Phoenix notes how there is no blood whatsoever at the murder site. * BluntYes: -->'''Trixie:''' What do you take me for, a fool!?\\ '''Phoenix:''' Why, in fact, [[TakeThat I do]].\\ '''Trixie:''' [[StunnedSilence …]]'''!''' * BrainBleach: ''"Doctor, I'd like the part of my brain responsible for [[ImagineSpot that image]] lobotomized, please..."'' * BreadEggsMilkSquick: Phoenix's "unprofessionalism" list when talking with Sonata. -->''"Toupees, [[MakeTheDogTestify birds]], [[WhipItGood whips]]..."'' * BreakingTheFourthWall: As one would expect, Pinkie Pie takes the cake by hearing Phoenix's [[FirstPersonSmartass snarky remarks]] and ''[[ReadingAheadInTheScript reading the movie's script]]''. * BrickJoke: The Equestrian Attorney Badge. Phoenix's [[PinkIsForSissies reaction to it]] from ''Part 1'' is [[HypocriticalHumor somewhat ironically]] mirrored by Pinkie Pie in ''Part 3 - Phoenix''. The difference is that Phoenix thought it was awful that he had to wear it, while Pinkie Pie thought it was ''hilarious''. * BringMyBrownPants: Phoenix after [[DramaQueen Rarity's]] little… err… rant. * BrokeTheRatingScale: After meeting Cruise Control, Twilight rates him 12 [[OnAScaleFromOneToTen out of 10]] in the [[ThingOMeter weird-o-meter]]. Less than a minute later she retracts herself and rates him 46 * BrutalHonesty: ** Why didn't Apple Bloom tell everything she knew to Trixie? -->'''Apple Bloom''': Because I don't like you. ** Cruise Control after Twilight mentions [[spoiler:certain locks and chains that nopony else can see]]. -->'''Cruise Control''': Don't worry, I don't think you're crazy or anything! ''*{{beat}}*'' ...Ugh, NO! You do think she's crazy! DON'T LIE! * BunnyEarsLawyer: ** Trixie definitely fits the bill; a prosecutor that goes to court in [[RobeAndWizardHat a magician getup]], [[ThirdPersonPerson refers to herself in third person]] and [[SmallNameBigEgo has an ego bigger than the courtroom]] -- yet just as capable as previous prosecutors to give Phoenix a hard time. ** TheJudge has huge bunny ears already, but he gets this status cemented by being selected by Twilight's magic as ''the best human judge''. * ButtMonkey: Phoenix. He's a Butt Monkey no matter where he is. He may in fact have reached CosmicPlaything levels, considering he was summoned because he was literally the best defense attorney in the universe. [[spoiler:Except that is a lie -- he was summoned under direct orders from Celestia]]. --> '''Phoenix''': ''[[SarcasmMode (Oh cosmos, you flatter me.)]]'' * CallAHumanAMeatbag: Twilight did an unusual example of this, referring to Phoenix as [[AnimeHair "some porcupine thing"]] [[SubvertedTrope before realizing he was a human]]. Trixie goes through the classic route by calling him "this hairless ape". * CallForward: Several to ''ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' ** After Twilight thinks Phoenix has children: -->'''Phoenix:''' ''(Me with children? [[TemptingFate That'll be the day]].)'' ** ''"(Of course I know how to make cupcakes; what does she think I am, a hobo?)"''. Fast forward to Phoenix's looks seven years later... ** Twilight seeing [[spoiler:black Psyche-Locks, which would not show up to Phoenix in his canon until years later]]. * CannotTellAJoke: Pinkie should know better than to ask Phoenix for jokes. * ChalkOutline: Of the tape variety; used to mark where Ace Swift's body was found. Given the rarity of murders in Equestria, Twilight has no idea what the meaning of the tape is. [[{{Squick}} She doesn't like the explanation]]. * CharacterPortrait: One of the many elements used just like in ''Ace Attorney'', greatly helped by the existence of many sprite-style "vectors" for the ''Friendship is Magic'' cast. Unlike the actual series however, they are only completely animated during courtroom episodes. * ChildrenAreInnocent: Used to Phoenix's disadvantage. Nick is allowed to cross examine Apple Bloom, but is warned that pressing too hard and hurting her feelings will result in a ''massive'' penalty. Phoenix skirts the line multiple times, but ultimately keeps his cool. * ChirpingCrickets: Even crickets know that Phoenix [[CriticalResearchFailure has seriously messed up]]: -->'''Phoenix''': [...] Unless you are honestly suggesting Rainbow Dash can move around clouds and [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows make them shoot lightning at will!]] -->*Stunned silence. Chirping crickets* -->'''Phoenix''': ''([[WhyAreYouLookingAtMeLikeThat Why is everyone staring at me like that?]])'' * {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Pinkie Pie, naturally. This aspect of her reminds Phoenix of Maya Fey with the loopiness TurnedUpToEleven. * [[ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow Complaining About Not Knowing the Wonderbolts]]: [[invoked]]Rainbow Dash gets quite upset at Nick when he asks her who the Wonderbolts are. Never mind that it's his first hour in Equestria. * ComicalOverreacting: ** Pinkie gets quite upset when she realizes she still hasn't thrown a welcome party for Phoenix. ** ''"WHY AREN'T THERE MORE PENS!? TELL ME, WHY AREN'T THERE MORE PENS!!??"'', Rarity being [[DramaQueen Rarity]]. ** Cruise Control is constantly chastising and screaming at himself for committing petty mistakes, such as calling Twilight "ma'am" and therefore implying that she's old. * CompositeCharacter: Sonata, who's a mix of Mia's appearance, Apollo's HyperAwareness, Adrian Andrew's job type, the ruthlessness of Manfred Von Karma and pre-CharacterDevelopment Edgeworth, [[spoiler:and Redd White's propensity for blackmail]]. * ContinuityNod: ** When Fluttershy meets Phoenix, she assumes that he's an actual phoenix and comments that when he'll rise from his ashes into a beautiful flaming bird. She's learned from her experience in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E22ABirdInTheHoof "A Bird In The Hoof".]] ** When Apple Bloom is told that a lawyer's job consists of a lot of arguing, she says she can't wait to tell Scootaloo. In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E17StareMaster Stare Master]]", they had a debate over the possibility of an "arguing" Cutie Mark. ** This isn't the first time [[spoiler:Phoenix had to accuse someone he knows is innocent of murder to buy time without getting PlayedForLaughs]]. ** Pinkie Pie will only help Phoenix if he makes her laugh. Since Phoenix CannotTellAJoke, he first tells the [[IncrediblyLamePun awful "Wright" pun]] he used with Moe the Clown in case 2-3, and then he desperately brings up the time [[MakeTheDogTestify he cross examined a parakeet]]. ** The way Fluttershy [[spoiler:shooed away the timberwolves from Phoenix]] is reminiscent of the time [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E17StareMaster she yelled a cockatrice into submission]]. ** Upon meeting [[IHaveManyNames Derpy/Ditzy/Bright/Whatever the heck she's calling herself]], Twilight recognizes her as [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E15FeelingPinkieKeen the one who dropped a lot of stuff on top of her]]. ** After the [[IHaveManyNames shenanigans]] with Derpy's name, Twilight thinks to herself that [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon ponies in this town really ARE crazy]]. ** Twilight calls the Psyche-locks "Psycho-locks" [[spoiler:like Edgeworth does in ''Trials and Tribulations'']]. * CornerOfWoe: Phoenix expresses his desire to do this after getting mocked over his [[PinkIsForSissies Equestrian Attorney Badge]] by Pinkie Pie [[HypocriticalHumor of all ponies]]. * CourtroomAntic: ** Phoenix is on the case, what else can you expect? ** Trixie also knows her handful of antics too. For instance, she does the typical "hold on to the evidence until a contradiction is found" trick so popular within ''Ace Attorney'' prosecutors. * CourtroomEpisode: The work is pretty much this for the ''Friendship is Magic'' cast; some ponies even get to do [[AmateurSleuth detective work]]. * CrackFic: It's ''Ace Attorney'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic'' people! Even the author herself thought it was too much of an AudienceAlienatingPremise like to reach popularity. * CriticalResearchFailure: In-universe: -->'''Phoenix''': What's her problem, Twilight? She can't honestly think [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows someone can control weather]]. It's ludicrous!\\ '''Trixie''': You have to be the biggest imbecile Trixie has ever laid eyes on!\\ '''Judge''': Mr. Wright... that's a Pegasus's job here in Equestria. It's… sort of what they do.\\ '''Phoenix''': Mmmph... uh... what...? * CrusadingLawyer: This aspect of Phoenix is throughly utilized. His belief that the innocent need someone who's there for them when times are grim are what made him decide to take such a weird case in the first place. [[spoiler:This is also exactly [[BatmanGambit why Celestia suggested to get his aid]]]]. * CrypticConversation: ** Everything regarding [[spoiler:Phoenix Wright when Celestia tells Twilight to summon him. She's very vague about who Phoenix is supposed to be besides a great defense attorney, she doesn't even mention he's neither a pony nor from Equestria!]] ** For some reason, neither Phoenix nor Twilight are willing to explain their respective encounters with Sonata and Cruise Control. (This may be intentional as to avoid [[AsYouKnow repeating information the viewers already know]]). * CutawayGag: Phoenix wonders what would Edgeworth do in his shoes. Cut to the ImagineSpot: -->'''Edgeworth:''' This is just like that one episode of the Steel Samurai where he meets the Pink Princess! '''''WHEEEEEE!!!'''''\\ '''Phoenix:''' ''[[BrainBleach (Doctor, I'd like the part of my brain responsible for that image lobotomized please...)]]'' * CutenessProximity: ** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]: Fluttershy is initially intimidated by Phoenix, but she opens up to him after she assumes that he's an actual phoenix who is due to molt soon. ** Played straight with Apple Bloom. The Judge thinks she's just about the cutest thing he's ever seen, and he becomes very protective of her while she's on the witness stand. * DarkestHour: ''Part 4''. [[spoiler: Phoenix ripping apart Gilda's testimony was just a HopeSpot. Instead of exonerating Rainbow Dash, they're just back to where they started. With no other suspects and no evidence that can be used to disprove the prosecution's line of reasoning, Phoenix and Twilight can't do anything but watch as the Judge declares Dash guilty.]] * DeadpanSnarker: ** Phoenix Wright himself [[FirstPersonSmartass in his inner monologue]]. ** Twilight as well, in ''Part 3 - Twilight''. Complete with [[FirstPersonSmartass inner monologue]]. * DeathGlare: ** Twilight gives a menacing one to Phoenix after he gets told that he should have studied during the night. He gets quite scared by it. ** Rainbow and Applejack give some to Phoenix after he tries to use the "I'm always Wright" joke. ** Using these is one of Sonata's main traits. * DescriptionCut: Happens twice when someone brings up those weird ponies living across the sea. Cut to scene with G1/G3 ponies. * {{Descriptiveville}}: Ponyville; just hearing the name made Phoenix know what was in store for him in this new world. * DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:See DarkestHour. At least, until Fluttershy [[BigDamnHero intervened]].]] * DeusExitMachina: The "[[RememberTheNewGuy High Council of Equestria]]" decides that Princess Celestia would be unable to serve as an impartial judge during the trial, thus ensuring that Phoenix and Twilight will have to actually work to prove Rainbow Dash innocent. * DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: After Pinkie [[BreakingTheFourthWall hears his inner monologue]], Phoenix wonders if he just thought or said that for a while. * DiggingYourselfDeeper: ** Every single word Pinkie Pie says to Sonata. In classic Pinkie fashion, she's completely oblivious about it and Phoenix eventually silently begs her to stop. ** Gilda in ''Part 4''. Everything she says just makes her look less and less credible. However, [[BatmanGambit Phoenix is well-aware of her temper]], and uses it to his advantage. * DisproportionateRetribution: ** Trixie took the case as an opportunity to get revenge on Twilight, so she basically wants to get one of her friends killed because Twilight humiliated her before… Yep; Trixie seems to have taken retribution lessons from [[AmoralAttorney Von Karma]]. [[spoiler:''Part 3 - Twilight'' reveals that it's a lot more complicated than that]]. ** Rarity wants Phoenix to sue the post office for making her miss the trial. -->'''Rarity''': That will teach them to put out more pens! ** [[spoiler:Gilda wanted to frame Rainbow Dash for murder for the events of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff Griffon the Brush-off]]". She even admits she took it way too far after confessing, and she's not proud of it]]. * ADogNamedDog: {{Inverted|Trope}}: when Fluttershy hears Phoenix's name, she jumps to the conclusion that he's an actual phoenix who's in his "shedding his feathers before bursting into flame" stage. Nick tries to correct her, but as Twilight points out, at least this way [[FriendToAllLivingThings Fluttershy]] is actually ''[[ShrinkingViolet talking]]'' to him. * DoubleTake: ** Phoenix pulls 2 verbal versions of these in ''Part 1'', first when he first sees Twilight and later when she tells him that the trial is scheduled for tomorrow morning. -->'''Phoenix:''' Oh, tomorrow morning. *beat* '''''[[OhCrap TOMORROW MORNING!?]]''''' ** Done again in ''Part 2'' when he sees that the good old Judge [[EconomyCast from all his cases]] is presiding the trial. * [[DramaticThunder Dramatic Lightning]]: During the introduction of ''Part 1''. In an interesting twist, the lightning isn't there just for dramatic effect, it's the ''actual murder weapon''. * DudeWheresMyRespect: Phoenix gets a lot of crap thrown at him by the ponies, in particular for his "lousy" performance the first day of the trial. At least in this case most ponies don't know about his accomplishments during his career, unlike in his world, where he tends to get ''even more'' disrespect. * EccentricMentor: Twilight points out how Celestia isn't acting very princess-like when [[spoiler:she tells her to summon Phoenix. Not to mention, a mentor that gets her student to summon a being from another world without even pointing out that little fact doesn't exactly fall in non-eccentric territory]]. * EmbarrassingOldPhoto: Submitted to the court for all to see ([[NoodleIncident except the viewers]]). Poor Rainbow Dash… * EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped: When [[IHaveManyNames Derpy Hooves/Ditzy Doo/Bright Eyes]] keeps insisting her name is different than what Twilight is currently calling her, the text box keeps switching the name as well. By the end of the conversation, it's so confused that is simply [[MyNameIsQuestionMarks reverts to question marks.]] * EvilCounterpart: SmugSnake Sonata is apparently the Ponyverse's version of Mia, [[spoiler:only she ''advocates'' blackmail instead]]. * EvilGloating: ''Ace Attorney'' prosecutors have always been prone to gloating, but Trixie's LargeHam mixed with her personal agenda against the Mane 6 make hers almost ooze this. * EvilTwin: Pinkie suggests the possibility of an evil twin of Rainbow Dash nopony knows, [[SdrawkcabName Wob Niar]], was the real culprit. Phoenix insists on it being a stupid idea, but being Pinkie, she sticks with the idea. * EyeScream: Pinkie has a rather disturbing theory about Sonata's eyeball Cutie Mark. * {{Facepalm}} ** Or rather face''hoof'' -- Twilight during the trial in ''Part 2''. ** Spike does it twice while Twilight is reading from the outdated law book. ** Twilight expresses a desire to do this at one point during her side of ''Part 3''. * FantasticRacism: Trixie doesn't seem all that fond of griffons. * FigureItOutYourself: ** Never said word for word, but Trixie tells Phoenix to do this several times. ** [[spoiler:Cruise Control actually thanks Twilight for utilizing this trope in regards to the Blackmail done to him by Ace]]. * FirstPersonSmartass: Par for the course of ''Ace Attorney'', anyone with the POV will inevitably become this, that meaning Phoenix Wright and Twilight Sparkle. * [[spoiler:FissionMailed: In ''Part 4'', Rainbow Dash is declared Guilty. All seems lost, until Fluttershy barges into the court room and allow Phoenix to buy time thanks to her testimony. However, Phoenix realizes that he's treading on thin ice, and that one misstep will seal Rainbow's fate.]] * FlippingTheBird: Gilda does this a few times in a furious rant toward Phoenix [[spoiler:before she leaves the stand. [[MoodWhiplash Almost immediately after a tearful confession she made]]]]. Considering she's part-eagle, there's a good chance [[StealthPun there's a pun in there somewhere]]. * FunSize: Spike isn't exactly what Phoenix expected when he heard he was a dragon. * FurryConfusion: A minor example; Rarity asks Phoenix to show her designs to the ponies that live in his world, only for him to say that ponies in his world aren't quite as talkative and intelligent as those in Equestria. Rarity gets quite puzzled by this. * GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: Phoenix, obviously. It gets on Trixie's nerves after a while. He even briefly muses that his cutie mark would be a pointing finger. -->'''Trixie''': Don't point that ugly sausage of a finger at Trixie! * HamToHamCombat: A HotBlooded [[AnimeHair spiky-headed]] lawyer and a stage performer unicorn [[SmallNameBigEgo too full of herself]] enter a courtroom. How many miles away from Ponyville can the generated pork be seen? * HeroOfAnotherStory: Twilight, the story's {{Deuteragonist}}, gets the spotlight in ''Part 3 - Twilight'', showing her side of the investigation. * HesitationEqualsDishonesty: Given how bad a lot of Equestria's inhabitants are at lying, it's only natural this would show up. It's particularly blatant when Twilight is asked [[INeverToldYouMyName how she knew Phoenix's name]]. * HiddenDepths: Phoenix sees Fluttershy as just a meek, cowardly and naive little pony [[spoiler:until he sees her BewareOfTheNiceOnes and MamaBear side when she saves him from the timberwolves]]. * HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: The Judge, naturally. Twilight is quite perplexed by this, and compares it to [[ADogNamedDog her being called "Unicorn"]]. * HoistByHisOwnPetard: Phoenix manages to earn Fluttershy's trust on the night before the trial. This comes back to bite him in the ass by not letting him use her shyness as an excuse to extend the trial another day. -->'''Phoenix:''' ''([[LampshadeHanging This kind of backfired on me...]])'' * HoldYourHippogriffs: ** Phoenix wonders if he should start to do this while he's on Equestria. -->'''Phoenix:''' Eh… I'm sorry, I guess I shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth. ''(Should have I said "pony" there I wonder…)'' ** There's also the euphemism "[[AttentionWhore Attention Horse]]" * HumansAreSpecial: Humans are regarded in Equestria for their strong sense of justice, so much that they based their law system on the human one. * HyperAwareness: It's Sonata's special talent, and the Apollo Justice part of her status as a CompositeCharacter. [[spoiler:This came in handy for her blackmailing activities]]. * HypocriticalHumor: ** Or from a [[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney different perspective]], HarsherInHindsight. -->'''Twilight''': But with [''Ace's''] streak of success he gained a few skeptics, thinking that all his victories were a result of cheating and other dubious methods. -->'''Phoenix''': I'd probably think the same if I saw someone winning at everything they do. [[HypocrisyNod *cough*]] ** Pinkie exploding in laughter after seeing Phoenix's badge, calling it the most ridiculously girly thing she's ever seen. Coming from a [[PinkIsForGirls pink]] [[AllGirlsLikePonies pony]]… * IAmNotWeasel: ** Nick calls Twilight a "Talking Horse" shortly after first seeing her; she is quick to correct him (doubling as a small ComicallyMissingThePoint moment from Phoenix's perspective). -->'''Twilight''': Excuse me! I am not a horse; I happen to be a pony.\\ '''Phoenix''': OH! Okay! A talking '''''PONY''''', [[SarcasmMode that explains everything!]] ** Rainbow gets really upset at Phoenix calling her an Earth Pony. ** Fluttershy mistakes Wright as an actual phoenix; he almost invokes this, but is interrupted by Twilight. * IceQueen: Sonata. As Phoenix said, it's almost like she threw daggers out of those eyes. * IdenticalStranger: Sonata looks almost exactly like Mia would look in pony form. * IdiotBall: You'd think by now, Phoenix would have known better than to [[spoiler:not go into dangerous areas alone or confront someone he knows has a dark secret but also has the upper hand if it happens]]. * IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Like most ''Ace Attorney'' cases, this series has the word turnabout in the title. * IgnoreTheDisability: Phoenix has a hard time [[FreudianSlipperySlope not mentioning Derpy's eyes]]. * IHaveManyNames: A variation with Derpy, who is inconsistent with what her name actually is. She insists her name Derpy Hooves if you call her Ditzy Doo and vice versa. Asking if it's Derpy OR Ditzy will get her upset and insist she's Bright Eyes, but call her that and she'll revert to the other two. * ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: ''"(This is a lot harder than I thought… I'm a lawyer, [[CannotTellAJoke not a comedian!]])"'' * ImagineSpot: Phoenix's less than useless mental image of what would Edgeworth do if he was the one in his place. The mental scars [[BrainBleach call for a lobotomy]]. * IncomingHam: ''"'''HAHAHAHAHA!''' WeMeetAgain, Twilight Sparkle!"'' * IncrediblyLamePun: Phoenix's attempts at joking. So lame they leave ''[[GenkiGirl Pinkie Pie]]'' speechless. -->'''Phoenix''': Umm... Did you know I had the entire left side of my body cut off once? Don't worry… I'm all-''Wright'' now. He, he... heh...\\ '''Pinkie''': ... * INeedToGoIronMyDog: ** Dash's quick excuse to leave the visitors room when Phoenix's asked her about what she was hiding from him. -->'''Rainbow:''' Um… well… uh-oh, looks like visiting hours are over! Catch ya later, Nix! -->'''Phoenix:''' Hey! No they aren't! There are still five minutes left!… She's gone… ** Spike after Twilight catches him calling her a total nerd. -->'''Spike:''' Oh!? You're back Twilight! I-um… uh… I was just on my way to… um… organize those awesome books my intelligent and smart friend reads! Uh… later! * INeverSaidItWasPoison: ** Twilight realizes Cruise might know more than he's letting out after she gets told that no one outside of those involved in the case or present in the courtroom audience should know who the victim is, yet he already knew about Ace's death. ** Used by Phoenix to expose one of Gilda's lies. Gilda claims she never saw the dead pegasus, despite the fact that she was never told he was a pegasus. * INeverToldYouMyName: Twilight addresses Phoenix by name before he properly introduces himself to her. When he calls her on it, she hastily claims that she had cast a {{Namedar}} spell on him when he first arrived, but it's still clear that something's up. * InnerMonologue: Nick has a lot of them. Par for course of him, he uses them a lot for making [[FirstPersonSmartass the occasional snarky]] [[SarcasmMode or sarcastic comment]], and now he has a lot of good reasons to do so, considering [[TrappedInAnotherWorld the kind of]] [[SugarBowl situation he's]] [[TalkingAnimal stuck in]]. Twilight also gets her shot a this in ''Part 3 - Twilight''. * InsaneTrollLogic: Pinkie's logic behind the the Wob Niar theory. She's an EvilTwin of Rainbow nopony knows about, then it's obvious nopony has ever heard about her. -->'''Pinkie''': Didn't you catch the ''"nopony knows about"'' part? You're a pony, and you don't know. See? * InsistentTerminology: ** Nick gets called out quite a few times for not using the word pony. At first is for calling Twilight Sparkle a horse (see IAmNotWeasel) and the next time is for using the word guy instead of pony. He doesn't seem too amused by this. -->'''Phoenix''': ''(Well, excuse me; I didn't take "Hooked on Ponyics")'' ** Phoenix inevitably has to argue about [[RunningGag ladders and step ladders]], and so does Twilight. ** During Twilight's conversation with Derpy Hooves, she gets corrected every time she gets Ditzy Doo's name wrong. Although it's more due to Bright Eyes changing her name around rather than any mistake on Twilight's part. * InsufferableGenius: Trixie gets this aspect of herself shown. According to Sonata, she was the best in her class when it came to magic, giving some justification to her massive ego. She ''does'' have great abilities, but she has cared more about showing them off than on improving them. * IntercontinuityCrossover: Unless somehow human LargeHam lawyers cross magical talking equines can be considered reasonable under normal circumstances. * InterfaceSpoiler: The small amount of time left on the video after the big turnaround in ''Part 4'' is an early warning [[TrilogyCreep that there's going to be a next part]]. * IResembleThatRemark: When Twilight meets Trixie during her investigation, she call her "[[MyNameIsNotDurwood Twilight Snarkle]]". Her response? Why, [[DeadpanSnarker snark of course!]] -->'''Twilight''': ''(Seriously...? "Twilight Snarkle"? Really...? That's the best one you can come up with?)'' * IronicEcho: Earlier in ''Part 3 - Phoenix'', Phoenix says something about "keeping your pace" and says how he doesn't present all his evidence in one go. [[spoiler:Later on, Sonata says something similar, about "keeping her hand" and why she didn't tell the cops about the B&E earlier.]] * IsItSomethingYouEat: When Pinkie hears Phoenix talking about Psyche-Locks, she wonders if they are some sort of breakfast cereal. * IWillShowYouX: -->'''Trixie''': This particular storm cloud bore hoof markings of the rainbow colored loser in the defendant's chair.\\ '''Rainbow Dash''': I'll show YOU who's a loser, you two bit fraud! * {{Jerkass}}: ** Trixie, full-stop. The fact that she gets [[NiceGuy Phoenix]] to genuinely hate her and makes him forget about [[FirstPersonSmartass first-person snarking]] and call her a fool right to her face should say a lot. ** [[spoiler:Ace Swift. BIIIIIG time.]] * JigsawPuzzlePlot: Nearly ''every'' development, good or bad, helps Phoenix and Twilight along with their investigation and trial or becomes a ChekhovsGun. * JumpScare: So, Twilight and Pinkie are minding their own business, talking about this friend of Pink- -->'''Cruise Control''': '''''AAAAH!''''' * JustDoingMyJob: The Judge tells Twilight that regardless of what his feelings on the matter or the people involved in the case may be, it is his duty to be impartial and judge fairly based on the testimony, evidence, and the arguments of both attorneys presented in the trial. * JustThinkOfThePotential: Upon learning what the Magatama is, Twilight immediately starts thinking of abusive applications before reining herself back in. * LargeHam: ** Trixie, naturally. ** The Judge has his moments; it helps that he sounds like he was being voiced by '''{{BRIAN BLESSED}}'''. ''Especially'' when he says '''"OBJECTION OVERRULED!"''' in exactly the same manner that he does in ''Ultimate VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''. ** Rarity, of course. Just see [[ChewingTheScenery her pen rant]]. ** Cruise Control. [[BigNo Very much]] [[NoIndoorVoice Cruise Control]]. [[spoiler:Though only while ObfuscatingStupidity.]] * LeaningOnTheFourthWall: ** Phoenix makes an off-hand comment about ''[[ShowWithinAShow The Steel Samurai]]'' while investigating and remarks how amazing it is that it became so popular with the PeripheryDemographic. Sounds familiar fourth wall? ** While Pinkie's humming the ''Pursuit ~ Cornered'' theme, Phoenix comments that it sounds really familiar to him. ** The Judge being afraid that speaking with [[AudioPlay/DoctorWhoovesAndAssistant Doctor Whooves]] [[TalkingToHimself might create some sort of paradox]]. * {{Leitmotif}}: All characters have one, much like in ''Ace Attorney''. Taken a step further by making each witness have different ''Cross Examination'' and ''Objection!'' themes representing them. * LikeAFishTakesToWater: Unlike Phoenix, the Judge adjusts to being in Equestria almost instantly, and is thrilled to explore it and meet its inhabitants. -->'''Judge''': Aren't these ponies just wonderful, Mr. Wright? They've done nothing but show me a good time! -->'''Phoenix''': All they've done for me is [[ButtMonkey make fun of my hair...]] * LiteralMinded: Phoenix's metaphors tend to go right over Pinkie's head, like when she said she missed the part where Sonata [[DeathGlare was throwing daggers out of her eyes]], and wishes she could do that. * LivingLieDetector: Phoenix with his Magatama of course, but Twilight after getting into contact with it becomes an even more literal example. * LongTitle: Twilight's summoning spell book ''Super Spectacular Stupendous Spontaneous Summoning Scripture Signals and You'', which also doubles as an AlliterativeTitle. * LoudGulp: Nick gets more than a little worried after hearing that dragons exist in Equestria and Twilight's assistant happens to be one. -->'''Twilight''': Don't be so shy, Spike loves company.\\ '''Phoenix''': *Gulp* ''(I '''''really''''' hope there isn't a double meaning to that!)'' * MagicMisfire: Twilight claims this to be the reason why Nick got summoned. Naturally, Trixie called her out on it. * MathematiciansAnswer: When Gilda is asked what was she even doing in the middle of the forest. -->'''Trixie''': We already know what Gilda was doing there. She was observing the crime. * MetaphorIsMyMiddleName: Rarity says Multitasking is her middle name. According to Pinkie, [[ActorAllusion it apparently is Tabitha]]. * MonochromePast: Most of the flashback pictures. * MoodWhiplash: Just as in ''Ace Attorney'' the overall mood gets whiplashed constantly between comedic, serious, and suspenseful. ** ''Part 2'' has all the mood swapping [[spoiler:culminate straight into near TearJerker territory when Nick accuses Fluttershy of the murder to buy more time]]. ** [[spoiler:Gilda's tearful confession about badly she screwed up when she let her sense of pride cause her to try and frame Rainbow Dash for some sweet taste of revenge that never happened is contrasted by her outright threats to Phoenix for getting her to show her emotions like that]]. * MotorMouth: By Pinkie Pie when explaining how to make cupcakes to Phoenix. * [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]]: Twilight plays this role. She gives Phoenix basic information about Equestria, makes remarks about found evidence, and explains to him any new information that gets brought up. Sometimes the exposition is common knowledge for ''Friendship is Magic'' fans, other times it serves to give insight on new elements. There are moments she wishes that Phoenix did some research on his own though. * MundaneMadeAwesome: ** Equestria's trials are just as overblown and awesome as the ones in Nick's world. ** Derpy delivers a muffin to Twilight. Cue ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid's'' ItemGet fanfare. * MundaneUtility: Twilight mentions how being able to tell when a person is keeping a secret would come in handy during surveys. * MustHaveCaffeine: ''Part 2'' starts with Phoenix craving for coffee, followed by Twilight telling him nopony has any. * MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Nick quotes this trope almost word-for-word [[spoiler: when he accuses Fluttershy of the murder]]. * MyNameIsNotDurwood: ** Phoenix unintentionally calls Fluttershy Butshersty, Flutterscotch and Firefly at 3 different times. ** Trixie has malicious variants with Twilight Screw-Up, Rainbow Trash and Mr. Wrong. ** Lenora keeps referring to Twilight as "Twilight Sparkler". * MyNameIsQuestionMarks: ** Taken straight from ''Ace Attorney''. Like in the games, any characters Phoenix doesn't know have their names shown as "??????" in the dialogue box until he learns their name. ** Due to the inconsistency of [[IHaveManyNames Derpy Hooves'/Ditzy Doo's/Bright Eyes']] name, it ultimately reverts ''back'' to question marks. * MythologyGag: ** Phoenix calling Rainbow [[IAmNotWeasel an Earth Pony]]. Turns out her first incarnation ''was'' an Earth Pony, and also the complete opposite of [[{{Tomboy}} this Rainbow]]. ** Twilight makes allusions to earlier generations of ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' throughout ''Part 3 - Twilight''. * NaiveNewcomer: Phoenix, who is completely clueless about the workings of Equestria. This gets him in trouble quite a few times. * NarrativeShapeshifting: A minor case; Rainbow imitated Fluttershy in a mocking voice in the Detention Center, complete with her mane style changing to Fluttershy's. * NearVillainVictory: It wouldn't be ''Ace Attorney'' without the prosecution having Phoenix completely on the ropes at least once. [[spoiler:And, in true ''Ace Attorney'' tradition, the near victory is foiled by a BigDamnHeroes moment.]] * NeverSayThatAgain: During the first half of ''Part 3 - Twilight'', any mention of [[spoiler:Phoenix]] causes this on Twilight. * NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer shows Phoenix intimidating Fluttershy into silence. He's actually the only one she'll talk to. * NewSuperpower: After Twilight touched the Magatama she gained the ability to see psyche-locks. Twilight is perturbed when she sees them for the first time [[spoiler:around Cruise Control when questioning him]], and that she was the only pony who could see them; and later she [[spoiler:sees black ones around Trixie]]. After getting an explanation about how the psyche-locks work, she gets mentally excited and already [[JustThinkOfThePotential started plans on research on it]], but after the trial of course. * NiceJobBreakingItHero: ** [[spoiler:Fluttershy's testimony ends up making the prosecution's case ''air tight''. Rainbow Dash is ''not'' happy with Fluttershy over this.]] ** [[spoiler:Phoenix tearing apart Gilda's testimony turns out to be this. As Trixie points out, he just proved that ''three'' separate people didn't hear the second lightning bolt, and not only did the defense's arguments ''hinge'' on the second bolt, they never actually fully proved the second bolt even occurred. Only Fluttershy's timely entrance saves the day. She even lampshades Phoenix's blunder]]. -->'''Trixie''': Trixie asks the court, what makes more sense? [[spoiler:The victim's body being blown several feet, or the victim being struck by a second bolt that none of the witnesses heard or witnessed?]] * NiceJobFixingItVillain: ** Because of Trixie's ego and personal grudge against the Mane 6, she cares about making Twilight and her friends squirm more than anything. As a result, she lets Phoenix get away with things like [[spoiler: casting suspicion on Fluttershy]]. Phoenix himself points out that she could have secured a conviction and denied them a chance to gather more evidence by shutting down this line of argument. ** [[spoiler:Gilda ''seems'' to do this as she completely discredits a lot of Trixie's theories by trying to frame Rainbow Dash. Unfortunately, all it does in the long run is confirm that three separate witnesses didn't see or hear the second bolt of lightning which the defense's case was riding on.]] * NoIndoorVoice: Cruise Control has ''some'' indoor voice, but the majority of his speech is loudly yelling at himself. * NonSequiturDistraction: When Phoenix meets Fluttershy for the first time, she becomes considerably less shy after mistaking Phoenix's name as his ''[[SpeciesSurname species]]''. Twilight just tells him to roll with it, because she's… you know? ''Talking to him?'' * NoodleIncident: ** ...Whatever was in those photographs Trixie submitted to the court as "evidence", seemingly for no purpose other than humiliating Rainbow Dash. ** From Sonata's perspective, when Phoenix mentioned "whips" in his "lack of professionalism" list. * NotHelpingYourCase: Quite literally. -->'''Phoenix:''' ''(Thank you for effectively establishing a motive for yourself, Ms. Dash. [[SarcasmMode This helps your case so much.]])'' * TheNotSoHarmlessPunishment: Upon first hearing that the punishment for murder in Equestria is [[TheExile banishment]], Phoenix immediately thinks it isn't as bad as in his own world. That is, until Twilight goes into more detail… -->'''Phoenix''': What is the punishment?\\ '''Twilight''': Banishment…\\ '''Phoenix''': Well that doesn't sound so bad compared to --\\ '''Twilight''': …to the Moon, or even [[HurlItIntoTheSun the Sun]].''[...]''\\ '''Phoenix''': ''(And forget what I just said…)'' * NotSoStoic: ** Not that Trixie is stoic, but her general immunity to shock ''evaporates'' when Apple Bloom reveals a key piece of information she completely left out of her pretrial preparation… and then explains that she didn't tell Trixie earlier because… -->'''Apple Bloom''': I don't like you. -->'''Trixie''': *WildTake* ** The guard ponies that rarely bat an eye in MLP? Two of them have broken down entirely, pleading for Phoenix to take Pinkie Pie away from them, who spent merely a half-hour talking to them. * ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Cruise Control only acts like a loud, self-scolding doofus as a facade, being part of his "perpetual loser" status Ace Swift blackmailed him into. It was he who gave the anonymous tip about the forest meeting, but since he gave it in his goofball persona, it wasn't taken seriously.]] * OhCrap: ** Phoenix reacts this way when he realizes the trial is the very next day. ** Trixie expresses this a lot whenever Phoenix points out a contradiction. As expected for ''Ace Attorney'' prosecutors. ** Phoenix [[spoiler:losing all of his evidence. It got better, though]]. ** Trixie says that her horoscope told her purple is her unlucky color, referring to Twilight. Who then points out that her magician suit is purple, causing her to briefly look terrified. * TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: -->'''Trixie''': Leave him alone! You're the one who's dead meat if you lie again!\\ '''Phoenix''': ''(How cute, she's sticking up for me.)''\\ '''Trixie''': Besides, Mr. Wrong is Trixie's! He shall feel the GREAT and POWERFUL Trixie's wrath before this trial is over!\\ '''Phoenix''': ''(Or not...)'' * OOCIsSeriousBusiness: ** While he's generally a goofball, Cruise Control drops it for a few seconds to tell Apple Bloom that older siblings always care for their younger siblings. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that that side of him is his ''real'' personality]]. ** To a lesser extent, but still very serious, every time Trixie drops her ThirdPersonPerson act. [[spoiler:Serious enough to the point where Twilight discovers she has black psyche-locks]]. * OriginalCharacter: Quite a few of them. [[PosthumousCharacter The victim Ace Swift]] for starters, his assistant Sonata, and the rest of the racers, like Cruise Control and Lenora. * OurSloganIsTerrible: Phoenix is shown complaining about the ridiculous slogan Maya came up with before he got dragged away. -->''"Wright & Co. Office: Defending you like it's nuttin' baby!"'' * PamphletShelf: Parodied; Twilight gives Phoenix a "'detailed' encyclopedia" on the different species of ponies; it's literally three bullet points long. Justified in that the book is meant for very young readers. This gets brought up again a little later, when Nick mistakenly calls Rainbow Dash an Earth Pony. -->'''Phoenix''': ''(It's kinda sad I couldn't get down a book with twelve words.)'' * ParrotExposition: Phoenix, sometimes. -->'''Phoenix''': Celestia? Magic of friendship? Ponyville? * ParrotExpoWhat: -->'''Apple Bloom''': My name is Apple Bloom, and I'm a ''Cutie Mark Crusader!''\\ '''Judge''': A... cutie mark... what? * PartingFromConsciousnessWords: ''"Getting… dizzy. Am I… dying…?"'' *thud* * PinkIsForSissies: After his unsuccessful attempt at using his world's Attorney's Badge to show to the guards that he's an actual lawyer, Twilight hands Nick the Equestrian Attorney Badge. Turns out it's a pink heart-shaped badge, and Phoenix, well… -->'''Phoenix''': A… heart? ''(I feel my masculinity going… going… gone.)'' ** Made even worse when Pinkie Pie cracks up laughing at the sight of it, calling it the most ridiculously girly thing she's ever seen. * PlotTriggeringDeath: Were it not for the death of Ace Swift, and subsequent accusation of Rainbow Dash, Phoenix wouldn't have been summoned to Equestria in the first place. * PoorCommunicationKills: ** Fluttershy ''tried'' to call out to Rainbow Dash when she was running away, though being Fluttershy, she called out Rainbow Dash in her whispery voice. Things might have turned out differently had she made her voice louder. ** Phoenix not being able to explain to Twilight Sparkle [[spoiler: why he's accusing Fluttershy]] at that moment caused more than a few problems. However, it seems not to be as bad, since it allows Twilight and Phoenix to split up and gather twice as much evidence than if they did it together. ** Actually {{inverted|Trope}} in ''Part 3 - Twilight'' when Apple Bloom lets Twilight know [[spoiler:that she saw Rainbow Dash moving the storm cloud to the Everfree Forest, and that RD told her not to tell anypony about it]]. Had this come out in court, it would have been ''much'' more difficult (if not impossible) to extend the trial. ** [[spoiler:Cruise Control went to tell the cops about how something "big" was going to go down in the forest. However, he was in his cocky personality and wasn't taken seriously, and thus the murder happens]]. * PrecisionFStrike: ** From Nick's part right after he discovers that Trixie knew about Rainbow's possible motive. -->'''Phoenix''': Dammit! She knows!\\ '''Twilight''': Phoenix! Language! ** He says it again [[spoiler:after discovering he's lost in the forest and with all his evidence stolen]]. ** In ''Part 4'', Gilda not only says "damn" (which causes Twilight to give ''Phoenix'' the stink-eye [[ButtMonkey for some reason]]) but also [[FlippingTheBird extends her middle talon]] at Phoenix during her final rant. She also slips in a "crap", but in quite different circumstances. -->'''Gilda''': [[spoiler:Maybe the real reason I got angry... was because I missed my irreplaceable friend... and I'm doing a pretty crappy job at getting her back...]] * PropheticNames: ''"(With a name like Applejack, I guess she was set up at birth to be put in that apple business.)"'' * PunctuatedForEmphasis: ** ''"Mr. Wright, you are threading on '''Very. Thin. Ice.'''"'' ** Rainbow and Applejack's ''"That. Wasn't. Funny."'' ** ''"[[RunningGag It's. A. Ladder!]]"'' ** Rarity's post office rant has these all over the place. ** ''"[[{{Squee}} This. Is. AMAZING!]]"'' * PuppyDogEyes ** Apple Bloom when begging Twilight to take her as investigator assistant. ** Pinkie, after Phoenix tells her that they are not looking for oatmeal in Ace's room. * RapidFireInterrupting: Trixie to Phoenix while she's explaining Ace's cause of death, stopping all of his attempts to say what he thinks about the events. -->'''Judge''': The prosecution's logic is very sound, so I must overrule the defense's claims.\\ '''Phoenix''': B-but… I didn't get to say anything! * RapidFireNo: Rainbow Dash, when Phoenix first meets with her again in ''Part 3 - Phoenix''; and Phoenix in reaction to mistaking Applejack for a certain other character he knows. * ReadingAheadInTheScript: Pinkie knew where she and Phoenix were headed to after leaving Rarity because she had read the script beforehand. At least she had the courtesy of not reading too far into it to avoid spoilers. * RealDreamsAreWeirder: Pinkie comments that she had a dream where she commanded the sweets army in a war between sweets and vegetables. -->'''Phoenix''': ''([[SigmundFreud Freud]] would have a field day with Pinkie Pie.)'' * RecordNeedleScratch: In the trailer Phoenix confronts an unseen witness with his usual HotBlooded attitude, cue an intimidated Fluttershy on the witness stand. * RecursiveFanfiction: ** There's an unofficial, yet made with the [=NeoArtimus'=] permission, {{Novelization}} of the series [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/6177/phoenix-wright-turnabout-storm over at the fansite FiMFiction]]. It's not a straight-up novelization, as it includes, among other things, the introduction of an InterspeciesRomance semi-subplot. ** The series inspired an unofficial parallel series where Trixie enlists the help of [[TheRival Miles Edgeworth]] and Franchise/ProfessorLayton himself to help her find evidence of Dash's guilt, called ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP5JNpe6j_o Turnabout Storm: The Other Side]]''. ** {{Invoked|Trope}} with the "[[IncrediblyLamePun Wright]] a Bad Ending" contest, where fans were invited to write what would have happened if a certain BigDamnHero hadn't appeared. * RedHerringTwist: Despite all the evidence that seemed to point to the contrary, [[spoiler:Gilda is not the guilty party]]. * RememberTheNewGuy: The High Council of Equestria, who according to Twilight are in charge of keeping check of political decisions, and in this case, making sure that an impartial judge precedes the trial of the crime. * [[spoiler:RetiredMonster: Sonata originally intended to be this, though Phoenix wouldn't let her]]. * RevengeByProxy: Trixie plans to get revenge on Twilight for exposing her as a braggart [[DisproportionateRetribution by getting one of her friends sent to the Moon or the Sun]]. [[spoiler:Subverted. Twilight calls her out on this and it leads to the discovery of [[WhamEpisode black psyche-locks]] and given the context of the conversation would have us believe that this isn't all about Twilight and her friends]]. * RightBehindMe: Twilight enters the library just as Spike is commenting on how much of a nerd she is. * {{Rimshot}}: Accompanying Nick's attempts at using [[IncrediblyLamePun the "Wright" pun]]. * RunningGag: ** The insulting comments on Phoenix's hair. ** Continuing from his games, Nick still can't get anyone to react favorably whenever he shows off his badge, human or equestrian. ** ''Ace Attorney's'' [[OnceAnEpisode ladder/step ladder gag]] makes a return with Phoenix and Pinkie. Ditto Twilight and Apple Bloom. ** Phoenix attempting to use the "Wright" pun, only to get a blank stare or a DeathGlare out of it. ** [[WhosOnFirst The "Who?" gag]] from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E24OwlsWellThatEndsWell Owl's Well That Ends Well]]". ** Twilight can't get Derpy's name right. [[IHaveManyNames Derpy herself proves to be very unhelpful in clarifying]]. ** Rainbow Dash blurting "Hey!" when meeting Phoenix and Twilight right before the audience, startling them. * SarcasmFailure: After Pinkie comments that Phoenix would represent the element of Hair Gel, he gets so baffled by it that the only [[FirstPersonSmartass inner snark]] he manages to utter is ''"(No comment…)"''. * SchmuckBait: Trixie managed to make Phoenix explain a hole in her case by using a little of prosecutor logic. -->'''Twilight''': I can't believe you just fell for that… * ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Ace Swift, at least according to Rainbow. * ScreenShake: Straight from ''Ace Attorney''. When the POV character gets shocked, surprised, crashed into, or just anything shocking happens in general, the screen shakes along. * SharpDressedMan: Phoenix's 3 piece suit gets all sorts of praise from Rarity. * SherlockScan: Sonata is really good at this; [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Pinkie Pie]] does leave her drawing a blank though. * ShockingVoiceIdentityReveal: Subverted twice. Phoenix confused Sonata with Mia thanks in part to the identical voice, and Applejack with Lotta due to the [[DeepSouth thick accent]]. * ShootTheDog: [[spoiler:Accusing Fluttershy of the murder out of sheer desperation.]] * ShoutOut: A lot of them. [[ShoutOut/TurnaboutStorm So many that there's a separate page for them.]]. * ShrinkingViolet: Fluttershy's shyness is taken UpToEleven in ''Part 2''. She attempts to hide under the witness podium whenever anyone addresses her, except Phoenix, due to her thinking he actually is a phoenix. * ShuttingUpNow: Pinkie after Phoenix begs her to keep her trap shut around Sonata. She ''still'' manages to keep talking. * SidetrackedByTheAnalogy: Pinkie Pie, as usual, gets this all the time. * SimultaneousArcs: ''Part 3'' is set like this, showing the second day of investigation from Phoenix's and Twilight's point of view. * SmugSnake: ** Trixie throughout the whole trial. Even when she gets an OhCrap moment, she will snap back to her normal self in a quick second. ** Sonata is no better, despite her [[IceQueen colder and more restrained personality]]. ** [[spoiler:Gilda is even more of one -- her scheme to frame Rainbow Dash for the murder is thwarted because Phoenix is able to trip her up with her own lies]]. * SomedayThisWillComeInHandy: Sonata ''not'' getting the trespassers arrested. [[spoiler:Also her blackmailing modus operandi]]. * SoundtrackDissonance: Triumphant music begins to play as Phoenix gets the upper hand [[spoiler:[[AccuseTheWitness by accusing Fluttershy]], [[WhatTheHellHero much to Twilight's]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and his own chagrin]] and Fluttershy's confusion]]. It's interrupted by a loud '''''[[BigWordShout Objection!]]''''' but plays soon after. It stops [[spoiler:when Trixie agrees with Phoenix's accusation]]. Then more appropriate music plays. * SpitShake: Applejack wants to confirm Phoenix's promise of fixing this mess with one of these. He passes. * {{Squee}}: In her InternalMonologue, this is Twilight's reaction to finding out that PowerCopying the Magatama turned her into a LivingLieDetector. * StaringDownCthulhu: [[spoiler:Fluttershy to the timberwolves that almost attack Phoenix, in a very similar fashion to when she did this to a cockatrice]]. * StealthInsult: ** After assuming that Wright is an actual phoenix, Fluttershy innocently comments that him being soon to molt explains why he looks so homely and sick. Nick only wonders if that was just a plain insult. You know you are a first class ButtMonkey when even ''[[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]]'' can mock you without even knowing it. ** Twilight describes the ponies across the sea (from Generation 1 of ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'') as ''"[[HaveAGayOldTime Really, really happy]]"''. * StealthPun: In the middle of Pinkie's ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' references, she mentions ''"Maybe something you ordered?"''. Hmm... [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix something Phoenix ordered...]] ** Written on the bottom of the program for the Equestrian 500 is the name [[LeeroyJenkins "Leroy Wingions".]] * TheStinger: ** ''Part 2'': [[spoiler:''"M...Mia!?"'']] ** ''Part 3 - Phoenix'': [[spoiler:''"Rainbow Trash? Heh, good one. I prefer Lamebow Dash though."'']] ** ''Part 3 - Twilight'': [[spoiler:''"Rainbow Dash! I came as fast as I could!"'']] ** ''Part 4'': [[spoiler:'''Sonata:''' Because unlike everyone else, I know...]][[note]]This is the only stinger with associated video. All of the others are on a black screen.[[/note]] * TheStoic: Sonata, nuff said. She maintains her cool [[spoiler:even after her blackmailing activities are discovered]]. * StopHelpingMe: [[invoked]]Pinkie's way of "helping" tends to pull this reaction on Phoenix. * StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Twilight and Apple Bloom's version of the [[RunningGag ladder vs. stepladder gag]] is almost word-for-word identical to the first one Phoenix and Maya had. -->'''Apple Bloom''': Hey Twi, look! A ladder!\\ '''Twilight''': That's a stepladder...\\ '''Apple Bloom''': So? What's the difference? You need to stop judging things based on narrow-minded cultural assumptions. * StunnedSilence: [[SmugSnake Trixie's]] reaction to Phoenix's BluntYes above. Needless to say, her {{Pride}} took a major hit; and her [[OhCrap expression]] was priceless. * SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: The final line of Derpy's poem, which refers to Trixie: "Rich" is rhymed with "...meanie." %%When both a trope and one of its subtropes are valid. Only the subtrope should be mentioned. Please do not readd LastSecondWordSwap. * SuddenlyShouting: Rarity's been the most pleasant pony with Phoenix so far, and then she gets asked [[BerserkButton what happened to her at the post office…]] * SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic: Equestrians seem to have gone through some of this; how else do you explain something like ''cloud ballistics''? * SugarBowl: From Phoenix's perspective, he's stuck in one, but from the ''Equestria's'' perspective, the real one is overseas, where [[Franchise/MyLittlePony ponies and humans coexist]]. [[TastesLikeDiabetes Twilight is embarrassed by just mentioning that place]]. * SuperCellReception: Phoenix recieves a cellphone call from a "concerned friend" in the middle of his investigation. You know, while in the middle of a completely different world. * SuperDickery: Just as in ''Ace Attorney'', the opening scene is misleading, making it look like Rainbow stroke the killing blow. * SurpriseWitness: [[spoiler:Fluttershy]] in ''Part 4''. * SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: During Apple Bloom's cross examination: -->'''Phoenix''': Why did you say it didn't scare you? No one asked you if it did. * TakeThat: ''Part 3 - Twilight'' poked fun at the previous generations of ''My Little Pony''; Twilight saying that the ponies there are too embarrassing to mention, and Spike mentioning that they seem too frolicky for his tastes. * TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Sonata says that if Phoenix reports that she had a part in Rainbow Dash's blackmail, she will report that he and Pinkie Pie committed the crime of break and entering into her hotel room]]. * TalkingToThemself: '''Cruise''', although [[LargeHam shouting to himself]] would be much more accurate. * TapOnTheHead: [[spoiler:Cruise Control knocked Phoenix out with one of these in the middle of the forest, in order to take away almost all of his evidence and leave him in the middle of it]]. * TheTell: Twilight notices that whenever Trixie's out of her ThirdPersonPerson act, it means she's either flustered or trying to keep a secret. * TemptingFate: ** In a quite indirect example: What is one of Phoenix's last lines before being summoned to [[SugarBowl Equestria]]? -->''"Unfortunately, sunshine and smiles don't pay the bills."'' ** Phoenix tells Twilight that most of the prosecutors from his world are stuck up and arrogant. Twilight reassures him that nopony in Equestria is like that... and then Trixie shows up. * TensionCuttingLaughter: The massive laughter coming from the courtroom after Dash's EmbarrassingOldPhoto is shown almost makes one forget the fact that she was going to be declared guilty just a few seconds ago. Of course, this being ''Ace Attorney'', MoodWhiplash strikes again quickly. * ThatWasObjectionable: PlayedForDrama [[spoiler:when Twilight objects to the defense on the grounds of ''"This can't go on!"'' while Phoenix is [[AccuseTheWitness accusing Fluttershy]].]] * ThemeTuneCameo: Pinkie Pie hums ''Ace Attorney's'' iconic ''Pursuit ~ Cornered'' theme as they are entering Ace's room. -->'''Phoenix:''' ''([[LeaningOnTheFourthWall That song she's humming sounds really, really familiar…]])'' * ThirdPersonPerson: The '''GREAT''' and '''POWERFUL''' Trixie, of course! It gets on Phoenix's nerves rather quickly. She does break out of it when angered or flabbergasted sufficiently, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness which perplexes Twilight]]. * ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity: Phoenix does this twice; first mistaking Sonata with Mia, and later and more amusingly, mistaking Applejack with [[DeepSouth Lotta]] [[TheIdiotFromOsaka Hart]]. * ThrowTheDogABone: Among all the ponies Phoenix has met, only Rarity praises Phoenix's hair style and, minus the whole "[[BerserkButton pens]]" thing, has been generally pleasant towards him. * TitleDrop: Not for the work itself, but for the series involved: -->'''Phoenix:''': Sorry, but I don't believe you, ''my little pony''. Not for a single solitary second.\\\ '''Sonata''': I don't know what kind of ''trials and tribulations'' you've been through, but you're not changing my opinion. * TitleThemeDrop: A remix of the ''My Little Pony'' theme in the style of ''Ace Attorney's'' "Pursuit" themes plays when [[spoiler:Phoenix places suspicion of the murder over Fluttershy]]. * TokenHuman: {{Discussed|Trope}}, since Phoenix is the first human to ever lay feet on Ponyville after all. Twilight says he should be honored; Phoenix only feels like a weird minority, and remarks [[AllGirlsLikePonies he's not a five-year-old girl.]] * TookALevelInBadass: The judge is actually able to point out perjury, not to mention he stands up to the prosecution quite well in ''Part 4''. * TookALevelInJerkass: Trixie was originally introduced as a kind of AntiVillain; stuck up and kind of rude, but not openly antagonistic. Here she's become openly antagonistic, and wishes to destroy the Mane Six seemingly in retribution for the Ursa Minor incident. * TrappedInAnotherWorld: Phoenix and the Judge of course. * TrrrillingRrrs: Trixie occasionally trills her own name, particularly after calling herself "Great and Powerful." * TrilogyCreep: ''Part 3'' was divided into 2 parts for the purpose of making SimultaneousArcs, thus adding to what was a four part series; and then there's ''Part 5''. * {{Understatement}}: ** Twilight calls accidentally pulling Phoenix out of his world (or kidnapping, in Phoenix's words) "a minor setback". ** Saying that Trixie has [[MilesGloriosus a habit for running her mouth]] doesn't cut it for Phoenix, and this was after spending just 2 minutes with her. ** Rarity saying she got a "TAD" frustrated waiting in the post office's line. -->'''Phoenix''': ''(A "TAD"!? It sounds like you just had an aneurysm!!)'' * UnfortunateNames: Derpy Hooves comes up as a kinda cruel name for Phoenix, but even then he still doesn't get what's the big deal about not mentioning her name. As ''Part 3 - Twilight'' shows, [[IHaveManyNames it has nothing to do with the cruelty of the name]]. * UpgradeArtifact: The Magatama worked like this when Twilight made contact with it. It gave her the ability to see Psyche-Locks. * VengeanceFeelsEmpty: [[spoiler:Gilda's attempted revenge ended up causing this for her.]] * VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Gilda keeps losing her cool whenever Phoenix points out a lie in her testimony, and when he finally proves that she was trying to frame Rainbow for the murder, she's reduced to stammering and begging for someone to bail her out...then she goes into a VillainousBSOD and quietly confesses.]] * VisibleSilence: Both PlayedForLaughs, like Pinkie's reaction to Phoenix's jokes, and PlayedForDrama, [[spoiler:like Phoenix's only reactions after Trixie agrees with [[ShootTheDog his accusation towards Fluttershy]].]] * WallOfBlather: Rarity gets carried away when she gets the idea of making a new suit for Phoenix. She ends up blathering to herself while Phoenix and Pinkie discuss where to go next. * WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:The black psyche-locks]] Twilight mentions to Phoenix at the end of ''Part 3 - Phoenix'' [[spoiler:are revealed to belong to Trixie, and which become a bit more complex than their canon appearance because of some of the things Twilight says after their reveal]]. Considering that ''Part 3 - Twilight'' was supposed to be out first it, it can come as more shocking. * WhamLine: ** [[spoiler:''"The suspect the defense accuses is the witness... Fluttershy!"'']] ** Here's one for ''Ace Attorney'' fans who saw ''Part 3 - Phoenix'' first: When Twilight is talking to Phoenix about psyche-locks, [[spoiler:she asks him ''"What about black ones?"''.]] For those who don't know the context, [[spoiler: black Psyche-locks means the person is so desperate not to admit the truth that '''their locks won't break'''; they will continue to lie in the face of conclusive evidence to the contrary.]] * WhatIf: A contest held by [=NeoArtimus=] encouraged fans to create an alternate conclusion to the series had no one come to save the day [[DarkestHour when all seemed lost]], the winner becoming the "official" DownerEnding to the story. * WhatTheHellHero: ** In ''Part 2'': [[spoiler:Twilight's reaction to Phoenix accusing [[FriendToAllLivingThings Fluttershy]] of murder. Let's just say she was so ticked off at Phoenix doing this that she '''objected to the defense''' just to call out Phoenix for slander. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Even PHOENIX calls himself out on it.]]]] ** In ''Part 4'': [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash's scathingly furious reaction to Fluttershy's earlier testimony, even asserting that she never wants to she her again. Fluttershy runs away in tears, Phoenix admonishes Rainbow for doing that, saying she took it too far]]. * WhatWouldXDo: ** Just what would a professional and level-headed attorney like Edgeworth do in Phoenix's shoes? Let's just say the mental image kinda backfired on Phoenix. ** Phoenix also asks himself what Mia would do in a similar situation, several times recalling a conversation with her to gain resolve. [[spoiler:It also helps him get over his suspicion that Sonata is somehow Mia reincarnated -- Mia would never resort to underhanded tactics like Sonata does]]. * WhosOnFirst: ''Part 3 - Phoenix'' carries over the running gag from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E24OwlsWellThatEndsWell Owl's Well That Ends Well]]". * WildTake: ** Like prosecutors from the ''Ace Attorney'' universe, Trixie has one. On the rare occasions where she ''is'' caught off-guard, her wizard's hat flies off her head, revealing her horn, before settling back down again, all while Trixie clenches her teeth. ** Gilda screams/roars loudly, with several of her feathers falling off of her, when presented a contradiction in her testimony. ** Rainbow Dash's reaction to Gilda, having taken Phoenix's instructions to keep silent way too seriously. ** Twilight does a brief one when she sees that Phoenix is cross-examining ''Gilda'' of all people. * WrongContextMagic: Phoenix introduces one of these with his spiritual powered Magatama. The interaction of Twilight's magic with it yields... [[UpgradeArtifact interesting results]]. * XMeetsY: Basically, CourtroomAntics personified meets {{Sugarbowl}}ian magical equines. * YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Twilight's ancient book on law, which mixed with some serious PurpleProse makes for a painful read. * YouCanTalk: The nearest Phoenix's ever been to speaking with an animal is cross-examining a parrot, so he doesn't take very well the fact that he's holding conversation with a purple pony. * YouFool: ** By Trixie, but never to the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment extent of Franziska]]. [[LargeHam It suits her]]. ** Phoenix Wright himself gets to do this, albeit an indirect variation, ''to Trixie''. * YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Nick's reaction to "cloud ballistics". He decides to not speak it up to avoid more troubles than he already has for not doing the research on Equestria. * YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: [[spoiler:Trixie happily proceeds to take up Phoenix's desperate ploy to place Fluttershy under suspicion, even offering him a free ticket to her next performance.]] ---- ''"No matter how far you run, no matter how long you hide, the finger of justice will never lose sight of you."'' ----
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TurnaboutStorm_Cover_350p_2400.jpg]] ->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' Hey! You're a human aren't you?\\ '''Phoenix Wright:''' Yeah, I'm a human... *{{beat}}* [[DoubleTake WAIT]], '''''[[BigWhat WHAT!?]]''''' ''Just when you thought the [[Franchise/ProfessorLayton Layton]] [[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVSAceAttorney crossover]] was weird.'' ''Turnabout Storm'' is a fan {{crossover}} between ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' by [[http://neoartimus.deviantart.com/ NeoArtimus]]; uploaded to [[http://www.youtube.com/user/PWaaMLPfim PWaaMLPfim]]. This fan work, instead of using a written format [[MidDevelopmentGenreShift as it was first conceived as]], shows itself as a movie using the VisualNovel style the ''Ace Attorney'' series is known for, with added voice acting. Rainbow Dash, best flier in Ponyville, is accused of murdering the Pegasus Ace Swift, the favorite to win an upcoming race called the Equestrian 500 that Dash is also set to compete in. Now that she faces punishment for what would be the first murder in a long time during Celestia's reign, one of her best friends, Twilight Sparkle, sets out to find a lawyer to represent her. After all of her attempts to find one end fruitless, she makes one last try by casting a spell to summon the greatest defense attorney in Equestria, but she accidentally calls for the greatest defense attorney ''[[ExactWords period]]'', and said attorney turns out to be a confused and non-equine Phoenix Wright -- At least, that's what Twilight claims to be the reason how Wright ended up there. Now Phoenix finds himself stuck in a strange world, one where [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation candy colored]] [[TalkingAnimal talking hors...]] [[InsistentTerminology err... ponies]] are the norm of the day, and the creatures of myths are just some other species -- Yet one where justice still must be served, where the innocent can still be punished, and where they still need the light of someone who trusts and believes in them, someone ready to do whatever it takes to save them. Thus starts Phoenix's journey to adjust to this new world, and search for the truth behind this strange new mystery he's been wrapped up in. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWgIzraQWu4 Trailer here]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL347AD9B9E509804A Series here]]. [[note]]''Part 3 - Phoenix'' was uploaded months before ''Part 3 - Twilight'', but since the latter was supposed the be released before the former, [=NeoArtimus=] recommends watching the series in the order provided by the playlist.[[/note]] Please be warned that all the parts are ''very'' long, with most episodes being as long as most movies. Beware of an ArchiveBinge. ---- !!''"I will submit the eviden... ehh... examples, your Honor"'': * AcceptableBreaksFromCanon: Inevitable. The series was already fully written before the airing of Seasons 2 and 3 of ''Friendship is Magic'' (also known as Retroactive Discontinuity, a subset of the above trope). Thus, there were bound to be some contradictions between the canon of the show thus far and what's in this series. Although it also manages to avoid this at times; Trixie's overall behavior in this work is eerily similar to her demeanor in the season 3 episode Magic Duel. * AccuseTheWitness: [[spoiler:Phoenix accuses Fluttershy of the murder just so he can buy more time. He isn't proud about it... not that this would be the first time he's ever done this]]. * TheAce: [[MeaningfulName Ace Swift]], naturally. He's won every single athletic competition he's ever competed in, but there are rumors that this might have less to do with actual talent and more with [[JerkJock underhanded tactics]]. [[spoiler:Those rumors are completely true]]. * ActorAllusion ** Rarity's middle name is apparently {{Creator/Tabitha|StGermain}}. ** The Judge notes how a certain pony has been staring at him for a while, and decides to not speak to him about it because he's afraid it might cause some sort of paradox. The pony is [[AudioPlay/DoctorWhoovesAndAssistant Doctor Whooves]], whose "official" fan voice is done by the same person that voices him. * AffectionateNickname: Phoenix gets two; Nix from Rainbow Dash and Feenie from Pinkie Pie. Too bad that last one has UnfortunateImplications for him. * AfraidYouWereGoingToSayThat: -->'''Phoenix:''' ''(Oh '''please''' don't tell me this is going where I think it is…)''\\ '''Twilight:''' You see… I'm in need of a really good defense attorney.\\ '''Phoenix:''' ''(And it '''does''' go where I think it is...)'' * AlliterativeTitle: Twilight's ''[[LongTitle Super Spectacular Stupendous Spontaneous Summoning Scripture Signals and You]]''. * AllPartOfTheShow: After it turns out Phoenix CannotTellAJoke, Pinkie Pie instead cracks up at his Equestrian Attorney badge, assuming he was just softening her up for it. * AlwaysMurder: Yep, even in a SugarBowl, Phoenix still can't avoid having to defend somebody accused of murder. -->'''Phoenix:''' ''[[LampshadeHanging (Hmph... Surprise surprise...)]]'' * {{Angrish}}: Phoenix, right after falling square into one of Trixie's traps. -->'''Phoenix:''' B-but-she-stole-I-ah-uh… * AnimationBump: Whenever the series shifts into the courtroom scenes, the characters are animated almost as they would be in ''Ace Attorney'', whereas in Investigations and Lobby scenes, they are mostly static vectors. * AppropriateAnimalAttire: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. After Nick damages his suit jacket while on an evidence hunt, he grouses that it'd look unprofessional to come in to court with his only suit of clothes ripped. Pinkie Pie points out that he could always just show up ''without'' a suit; since clothing ''is'' strictly optional among ponykind, she utterly fails to comprehend Phoenix's horror at the thought of being in court naked. * AprilFoolsDay: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. -->''So this is the part where I would say Part 5 is canceled... and you all would be like all "OH NOEZ" and I would be like "APRIL FOOLZ", then you would be like "obvious AFD joke is obvious" or "U got me lol". But I think I've teased you enough, so let's just pretend I did that :)'' * ArbitrarySkepticism: By Phoenix after he gets told why lightning makes the sound when it hits the ground in Equestria. He himself is the one that notes how he just pulled this off. -->'''Phoenix:''' ''(I'm no meteorologist, but I'm pretty sure lightning doesn't work like that. Then again, I keep forgetting I'm in a land full of magical talking ponies who can manually change weather...)'' * ArtEvolution: ** Any appearance of an ''Ace Attorney'' character uses sprites from the series proper. For the latter half of the series, the characters started using the HD sprites from the iPad versions of ''Ace Attorney'' whenever they are compatible. ** The second day of the trial features much smoother animations for the ponies. * [[spoiler:AssholeVictim: Ace was trying to blackmail Rainbow Dash into dropping out of the race, and her case is hardly the first or the worst. With Rainbow Dash, he just threatened to spread embarrassing pictures around. With Cruise Control, Ace threatened to have his comatose little sister ''pulled off of life support''. It's more than implied that anyone involved in the Equestrian 500 had their lives ruined by him.]] * AudienceMurmurs: The pony courtroom audience murmurs just as the human one would do, except when they are laughing at [[EmbarrassingOldPhoto embarrassing pictures]]. * AudienceWhatAudience: Phoenix's flabbergasted reaction to Pinkie's [[ReadingAheadInTheScript script comment]]. * BadLiar: ** Twilight and Rainbow. Phoenix can see right through them when they lie, even without using the Magatama. ** Gilda lies constantly, and never stops to consider if she's contradicting previously established facts. Even Trixie gets fed up with it. * BatmanGambit: ** [[spoiler:Princess Celestia made Twilight summon Phoenix knowing with full confidence that, notwithstanding getting pulled into another world, he would never allow an innocent to get punished]]. ** Phoenix using Gilda's temper to get her to slip up in the witness stand in ''Part 4''. He says that he [[InvokedTrope learned this trick]] in lawyer school as a way to get information from liars. * BerserkButton ** Rainbow gets hers pushed when asked plain and straight if she actually killed Ace Swift. -->'''Rainbow:''' I told you, '''''I DIDN'T KILL ANYPONY!!''''' ** For the love of all that's holy, don't even dare mention pens or the post office near Rarity! ** For a more [[DownplayedTrope subdued]] yet serious one, [[spoiler:don't talk bad about your siblings around Cruise]]. ** Der- er, Dit- um, [[IHaveManyNames a particular grey mailpony]] gets really upset when others can't remember her name properly, even after she's told it several times. ** Gilda gets ballistic after being called slow; considering even the judge starts teasing her about it... * BigDamnHeroes: ** Right as [[spoiler:Phoenix is about to be attacked by timberwolves while stuck in the middle of the forest, ''Fluttershy'' shows up right on time to save him.]]. ** [[spoiler: And then guess who shows up with the obligatory case-changing, last-minute evidence just after Phoenix ''already lost'' the trial in ''Part 4''?]] * BigNo: ** Shows up occasionally, like by Rainbow when Phoenix breaks her first Psyche-Lock, or by Phoenix when his suit gets ripped. ** It's practically Cruise Control's CatchPhrase. * BigShutUp: Twilight delivers one to Trixie after hearing one too many comments about Phoenix. * BigWhat: ** Phoenix's reactions to: *** First seeing Twilight. *** Pinkie Pie's fourth wall break. See below for details. *** His phone ringing in a place where they shouldn't exist. ** Trixie in ''Part 4'', after [[spoiler:the judge allows Fluttershy to testify despite having already declared Rainbow Dash guilty]]. * [[spoiler:{{Blackmail}}: Ace and Sonata are guilty of doing this to Ace's competition. Sonata even manages to blackmail Phoenix into not talking about this]]. * BlatantLies: With {{Bad Liar}}s come even worse lies. Twilight's explanations for her "misspeaking" in how she knew Phoenix's name and how she got her hooves on the Equestrian Attorney Badge supposedly within 20 minutes of Phoenix's arrival are almost transparent in this regard. * BloodlessCarnage: A slight variation; Phoenix notes how there is no blood whatsoever at the murder site. * BluntYes: -->'''Trixie:''' What do you take me for, a fool!?\\ '''Phoenix:''' Why, in fact, [[TakeThat I do]].\\ '''Trixie:''' [[StunnedSilence …]]'''!''' * BrainBleach: ''"Doctor, I'd like the part of my brain responsible for [[ImagineSpot that image]] lobotomized, please..."'' * BreadEggsMilkSquick: Phoenix's "unprofessionalism" list when talking with Sonata. -->''"Toupees, [[MakeTheDogTestify birds]], [[WhipItGood whips]]..."'' * BreakingTheFourthWall: As one would expect, Pinkie Pie takes the cake by hearing Phoenix's [[FirstPersonSmartass snarky remarks]] and ''[[ReadingAheadInTheScript reading the movie's script]]''. * BrickJoke: The Equestrian Attorney Badge. Phoenix's [[PinkIsForSissies reaction to it]] from ''Part 1'' is [[HypocriticalHumor somewhat ironically]] mirrored by Pinkie Pie in ''Part 3 - Phoenix''. The difference is that Phoenix thought it was awful that he had to wear it, while Pinkie Pie thought it was ''hilarious''. * BringMyBrownPants: Phoenix after [[DramaQueen Rarity's]] little… err… rant. * BrokeTheRatingScale: After meeting Cruise Control, Twilight rates him 12 [[OnAScaleFromOneToTen out of 10]] in the [[ThingOMeter weird-o-meter]]. Less than a minute later she retracts herself and rates him 46 * BrutalHonesty: ** Why didn't Apple Bloom tell everything she knew to Trixie? -->'''Apple Bloom''': Because I don't like you. ** Cruise Control after Twilight mentions [[spoiler:certain locks and chains that nopony else can see]]. -->'''Cruise Control''': Don't worry, I don't think you're crazy or anything! ''*{{beat}}*'' ...Ugh, NO! You do think she's crazy! DON'T LIE! * BunnyEarsLawyer: ** Trixie definitely fits the bill; a prosecutor that goes to court in [[RobeAndWizardHat a magician getup]], [[ThirdPersonPerson refers to herself in third person]] and [[SmallNameBigEgo has an ego bigger than the courtroom]] -- yet just as capable as previous prosecutors to give Phoenix a hard time. ** TheJudge has huge bunny ears already, but he gets this status cemented by being selected by Twilight's magic as ''the best human judge''. * ButtMonkey: Phoenix. He's a Butt Monkey no matter where he is. He may in fact have reached CosmicPlaything levels, considering he was summoned because he was literally the best defense attorney in the universe. [[spoiler:Except that is a lie -- he was summoned under direct orders from Celestia]]. --> '''Phoenix''': ''[[SarcasmMode (Oh cosmos, you flatter me.)]]'' * CallAHumanAMeatbag: Twilight did an unusual example of this, referring to Phoenix as [[AnimeHair "some porcupine thing"]] [[SubvertedTrope before realizing he was a human]]. Trixie goes through the classic route by calling him "this hairless ape". * CallForward: Several to ''ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' ** After Twilight thinks Phoenix has children: -->'''Phoenix:''' ''(Me with children? [[TemptingFate That'll be the day]].)'' ** ''"(Of course I know how to make cupcakes; what does she think I am, a hobo?)"''. Fast forward to Phoenix's looks seven years later... ** Twilight seeing [[spoiler:black Psyche-Locks, which would not show up to Phoenix in his canon until years later]]. * CannotTellAJoke: Pinkie should know better than to ask Phoenix for jokes. * ChalkOutline: Of the tape variety; used to mark where Ace Swift's body was found. Given the rarity of murders in Equestria, Twilight has no idea what the meaning of the tape is. [[{{Squick}} She doesn't like the explanation]]. * CharacterPortrait: One of the many elements used just like in ''Ace Attorney'', greatly helped by the existence of many sprite-style "vectors" for the ''Friendship is Magic'' cast. Unlike the actual series however, they are only completely animated during courtroom episodes. * ChildrenAreInnocent: Used to Phoenix's disadvantage. Nick is allowed to cross examine Apple Bloom, but is warned that pressing too hard and hurting her feelings will result in a ''massive'' penalty. Phoenix skirts the line multiple times, but ultimately keeps his cool. * ChirpingCrickets: Even crickets know that Phoenix [[CriticalResearchFailure has seriously messed up]]: -->'''Phoenix''': [...] Unless you are honestly suggesting Rainbow Dash can move around clouds and [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows make them shoot lightning at will!]] -->*Stunned silence. Chirping crickets* -->'''Phoenix''': ''([[WhyAreYouLookingAtMeLikeThat Why is everyone staring at me like that?]])'' * {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Pinkie Pie, naturally. This aspect of her reminds Phoenix of Maya Fey with the loopiness TurnedUpToEleven. * [[ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow Complaining About Not Knowing the Wonderbolts]]: [[invoked]]Rainbow Dash gets quite upset at Nick when he asks her who the Wonderbolts are. Never mind that it's his first hour in Equestria. * ComicalOverreacting: ** Pinkie gets quite upset when she realizes she still hasn't thrown a welcome party for Phoenix. ** ''"WHY AREN'T THERE MORE PENS!? TELL ME, WHY AREN'T THERE MORE PENS!!??"'', Rarity being [[DramaQueen Rarity]]. ** Cruise Control is constantly chastising and screaming at himself for committing petty mistakes, such as calling Twilight "ma'am" and therefore implying that she's old. * CompositeCharacter: Sonata, who's a mix of Mia's appearance, Apollo's HyperAwareness, Adrian Andrew's job type, the ruthlessness of Manfred Von Karma and pre-CharacterDevelopment Edgeworth, [[spoiler:and Redd White's propensity for blackmail]]. * ContinuityNod: ** When Fluttershy meets Phoenix, she assumes that he's an actual phoenix and comments that when he'll rise from his ashes into a beautiful flaming bird. She's learned from her experience in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E22ABirdInTheHoof "A Bird In The Hoof".]] ** When Apple Bloom is told that a lawyer's job consists of a lot of arguing, she says she can't wait to tell Scootaloo. In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E17StareMaster Stare Master]]", they had a debate over the possibility of an "arguing" Cutie Mark. ** This isn't the first time [[spoiler:Phoenix had to accuse someone he knows is innocent of murder to buy time without getting PlayedForLaughs]]. ** Pinkie Pie will only help Phoenix if he makes her laugh. Since Phoenix CannotTellAJoke, he first tells the [[IncrediblyLamePun awful "Wright" pun]] he used with Moe the Clown in case 2-3, and then he desperately brings up the time [[MakeTheDogTestify he cross examined a parakeet]]. ** The way Fluttershy [[spoiler:shooed away the timberwolves from Phoenix]] is reminiscent of the time [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E17StareMaster she yelled a cockatrice into submission]]. ** Upon meeting [[IHaveManyNames Derpy/Ditzy/Bright/Whatever the heck she's calling herself]], Twilight recognizes her as [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E15FeelingPinkieKeen the one who dropped a lot of stuff on top of her]]. ** After the [[IHaveManyNames shenanigans]] with Derpy's name, Twilight thinks to herself that [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon ponies in this town really ARE crazy]]. ** Twilight calls the Psyche-locks "Psycho-locks" [[spoiler:like Edgeworth does in ''Trials and Tribulations'']]. * CornerOfWoe: Phoenix expresses his desire to do this after getting mocked over his [[PinkIsForSissies Equestrian Attorney Badge]] by Pinkie Pie [[HypocriticalHumor of all ponies]]. * CourtroomAntic: ** Phoenix is on the case, what else can you expect? ** Trixie also knows her handful of antics too. For instance, she does the typical "hold on to the evidence until a contradiction is found" trick so popular within ''Ace Attorney'' prosecutors. * CourtroomEpisode: The work is pretty much this for the ''Friendship is Magic'' cast; some ponies even get to do [[AmateurSleuth detective work]]. * CrackFic: It's ''Ace Attorney'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic'' people! Even the author herself thought it was too much of an AudienceAlienatingPremise like to reach popularity. * CriticalResearchFailure: In-universe: -->'''Phoenix''': What's her problem, Twilight? She can't honestly think [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows someone can control weather]]. It's ludicrous!\\ '''Trixie''': You have to be the biggest imbecile Trixie has ever laid eyes on!\\ '''Judge''': Mr. Wright... that's a Pegasus's job here in Equestria. It's… sort of what they do.\\ '''Phoenix''': Mmmph... uh... what...? * CrusadingLawyer: This aspect of Phoenix is throughly utilized. His belief that the innocent need someone who's there for them when times are grim are what made him decide to take such a weird case in the first place. [[spoiler:This is also exactly [[BatmanGambit why Celestia suggested to get his aid]]]]. * CrypticConversation: ** Everything regarding [[spoiler:Phoenix Wright when Celestia tells Twilight to summon him. She's very vague about who Phoenix is supposed to be besides a great defense attorney, she doesn't even mention he's neither a pony nor from Equestria!]] ** For some reason, neither Phoenix nor Twilight are willing to explain their respective encounters with Sonata and Cruise Control. (This may be intentional as to avoid [[AsYouKnow repeating information the viewers already know]]). * CutawayGag: Phoenix wonders what would Edgeworth do in his shoes. Cut to the ImagineSpot: -->'''Edgeworth:''' This is just like that one episode of the Steel Samurai where he meets the Pink Princess! '''''WHEEEEEE!!!'''''\\ '''Phoenix:''' ''[[BrainBleach (Doctor, I'd like the part of my brain responsible for that image lobotomized please...)]]'' * CutenessProximity: ** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]: Fluttershy is initially intimidated by Phoenix, but she opens up to him after she assumes that he's an actual phoenix who is due to molt soon. ** Played straight with Apple Bloom. The Judge thinks she's just about the cutest thing he's ever seen, and he becomes very protective of her while she's on the witness stand. * DarkestHour: ''Part 4''. [[spoiler: Phoenix ripping apart Gilda's testimony was just a HopeSpot. Instead of exonerating Rainbow Dash, they're just back to where they started. With no other suspects and no evidence that can be used to disprove the prosecution's line of reasoning, Phoenix and Twilight can't do anything but watch as the Judge declares Dash guilty.]] * DeadpanSnarker: ** Phoenix Wright himself [[FirstPersonSmartass in his inner monologue]]. ** Twilight as well, in ''Part 3 - Twilight''. Complete with [[FirstPersonSmartass inner monologue]]. * DeathGlare: ** Twilight gives a menacing one to Phoenix after he gets told that he should have studied during the night. He gets quite scared by it. ** Rainbow and Applejack give some to Phoenix after he tries to use the "I'm always Wright" joke. ** Using these is one of Sonata's main traits. * DescriptionCut: Happens twice when someone brings up those weird ponies living across the sea. Cut to scene with G1/G3 ponies. * {{Descriptiveville}}: Ponyville; just hearing the name made Phoenix know what was in store for him in this new world. * DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:See DarkestHour. At least, until Fluttershy [[BigDamnHero intervened]].]] * DeusExitMachina: The "[[RememberTheNewGuy High Council of Equestria]]" decides that Princess Celestia would be unable to serve as an impartial judge during the trial, thus ensuring that Phoenix and Twilight will have to actually work to prove Rainbow Dash innocent. * DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: After Pinkie [[BreakingTheFourthWall hears his inner monologue]], Phoenix wonders if he just thought or said that for a while. * DiggingYourselfDeeper: ** Every single word Pinkie Pie says to Sonata. In classic Pinkie fashion, she's completely oblivious about it and Phoenix eventually silently begs her to stop. ** Gilda in ''Part 4''. Everything she says just makes her look less and less credible. However, [[BatmanGambit Phoenix is well-aware of her temper]], and uses it to his advantage. * DisproportionateRetribution: ** Trixie took the case as an opportunity to get revenge on Twilight, so she basically wants to get one of her friends killed because Twilight humiliated her before… Yep; Trixie seems to have taken retribution lessons from [[AmoralAttorney Von Karma]]. [[spoiler:''Part 3 - Twilight'' reveals that it's a lot more complicated than that]]. ** Rarity wants Phoenix to sue the post office for making her miss the trial. -->'''Rarity''': That will teach them to put out more pens! ** [[spoiler:Gilda wanted to frame Rainbow Dash for murder for the events of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff Griffon the Brush-off]]". She even admits she took it way too far after confessing, and she's not proud of it]]. * ADogNamedDog: {{Inverted|Trope}}: when Fluttershy hears Phoenix's name, she jumps to the conclusion that he's an actual phoenix who's in his "shedding his feathers before bursting into flame" stage. Nick tries to correct her, but as Twilight points out, at least this way [[FriendToAllLivingThings Fluttershy]] is actually ''[[ShrinkingViolet talking]]'' to him. * DoubleTake: ** Phoenix pulls 2 verbal versions of these in ''Part 1'', first when he first sees Twilight and later when she tells him that the trial is scheduled for tomorrow morning. -->'''Phoenix:''' Oh, tomorrow morning. *beat* '''''[[OhCrap TOMORROW MORNING!?]]''''' ** Done again in ''Part 2'' when he sees that the good old Judge [[EconomyCast from all his cases]] is presiding the trial. * [[DramaticThunder Dramatic Lightning]]: During the introduction of ''Part 1''. In an interesting twist, the lightning isn't there just for dramatic effect, it's the ''actual murder weapon''. * DudeWheresMyRespect: Phoenix gets a lot of crap thrown at him by the ponies, in particular for his "lousy" performance the first day of the trial. At least in this case most ponies don't know about his accomplishments during his career, unlike in his world, where he tends to get ''even more'' disrespect. * EccentricMentor: Twilight points out how Celestia isn't acting very princess-like when [[spoiler:she tells her to summon Phoenix. Not to mention, a mentor that gets her student to summon a being from another world without even pointing out that little fact doesn't exactly fall in non-eccentric territory]]. * EmbarrassingOldPhoto: Submitted to the court for all to see ([[NoodleIncident except the viewers]]). Poor Rainbow Dash… * EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped: When [[IHaveManyNames Derpy Hooves/Ditzy Doo/Bright Eyes]] keeps insisting her name is different than what Twilight is currently calling her, the text box keeps switching the name as well. By the end of the conversation, it's so confused that is simply [[MyNameIsQuestionMarks reverts to question marks.]] * EvilCounterpart: SmugSnake Sonata is apparently the Ponyverse's version of Mia, [[spoiler:only she ''advocates'' blackmail instead]]. * EvilGloating: ''Ace Attorney'' prosecutors have always been prone to gloating, but Trixie's LargeHam mixed with her personal agenda against the Mane 6 make hers almost ooze this. * EvilTwin: Pinkie suggests the possibility of an evil twin of Rainbow Dash nopony knows, [[SdrawkcabName Wob Niar]], was the real culprit. Phoenix insists on it being a stupid idea, but being Pinkie, she sticks with the idea. * EyeScream: Pinkie has a rather disturbing theory about Sonata's eyeball Cutie Mark. * {{Facepalm}} ** Or rather face''hoof'' -- Twilight during the trial in ''Part 2''. ** Spike does it twice while Twilight is reading from the outdated law book. ** Twilight expresses a desire to do this at one point during her side of ''Part 3''. * FantasticRacism: Trixie doesn't seem all that fond of griffons. * FigureItOutYourself: ** Never said word for word, but Trixie tells Phoenix to do this several times. ** [[spoiler:Cruise Control actually thanks Twilight for utilizing this trope in regards to the Blackmail done to him by Ace]]. * FirstPersonSmartass: Par for the course of ''Ace Attorney'', anyone with the POV will inevitably become this, that meaning Phoenix Wright and Twilight Sparkle. * [[spoiler:FissionMailed: In ''Part 4'', Rainbow Dash is declared Guilty. All seems lost, until Fluttershy barges into the court room and allow Phoenix to buy time thanks to her testimony. However, Phoenix realizes that he's treading on thin ice, and that one misstep will seal Rainbow's fate.]] * FlippingTheBird: Gilda does this a few times in a furious rant toward Phoenix [[spoiler:before she leaves the stand. [[MoodWhiplash Almost immediately after a tearful confession she made]]]]. Considering she's part-eagle, there's a good chance [[StealthPun there's a pun in there somewhere]]. * FunSize: Spike isn't exactly what Phoenix expected when he heard he was a dragon. * FurryConfusion: A minor example; Rarity asks Phoenix to show her designs to the ponies that live in his world, only for him to say that ponies in his world aren't quite as talkative and intelligent as those in Equestria. Rarity gets quite puzzled by this. * GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: Phoenix, obviously. It gets on Trixie's nerves after a while. He even briefly muses that his cutie mark would be a pointing finger. -->'''Trixie''': Don't point that ugly sausage of a finger at Trixie! * HamToHamCombat: A HotBlooded [[AnimeHair spiky-headed]] lawyer and a stage performer unicorn [[SmallNameBigEgo too full of herself]] enter a courtroom. How many miles away from Ponyville can the generated pork be seen? * HeroOfAnotherStory: Twilight, the story's {{Deuteragonist}}, gets the spotlight in ''Part 3 - Twilight'', showing her side of the investigation. * HesitationEqualsDishonesty: Given how bad a lot of Equestria's inhabitants are at lying, it's only natural this would show up. It's particularly blatant when Twilight is asked [[INeverToldYouMyName how she knew Phoenix's name]]. * HiddenDepths: Phoenix sees Fluttershy as just a meek, cowardly and naive little pony [[spoiler:until he sees her BewareOfTheNiceOnes and MamaBear side when she saves him from the timberwolves]]. * HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: The Judge, naturally. Twilight is quite perplexed by this, and compares it to [[ADogNamedDog her being called "Unicorn"]]. * HoistByHisOwnPetard: Phoenix manages to earn Fluttershy's trust on the night before the trial. This comes back to bite him in the ass by not letting him use her shyness as an excuse to extend the trial another day. -->'''Phoenix:''' ''([[LampshadeHanging This kind of backfired on me...]])'' * HoldYourHippogriffs: ** Phoenix wonders if he should start to do this while he's on Equestria. -->'''Phoenix:''' Eh… I'm sorry, I guess I shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth. ''(Should have I said "pony" there I wonder…)'' ** There's also the euphemism "[[AttentionWhore Attention Horse]]" * HumansAreSpecial: Humans are regarded in Equestria for their strong sense of justice, so much that they based their law system on the human one. * HyperAwareness: It's Sonata's special talent, and the Apollo Justice part of her status as a CompositeCharacter. [[spoiler:This came in handy for her blackmailing activities]]. * HypocriticalHumor: ** Or from a [[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney different perspective]], HarsherInHindsight. -->'''Twilight''': But with [''Ace's''] streak of success he gained a few skeptics, thinking that all his victories were a result of cheating and other dubious methods. -->'''Phoenix''': I'd probably think the same if I saw someone winning at everything they do. [[HypocrisyNod *cough*]] ** Pinkie exploding in laughter after seeing Phoenix's badge, calling it the most ridiculously girly thing she's ever seen. Coming from a [[PinkIsForGirls pink]] [[AllGirlsLikePonies pony]]… * IAmNotWeasel: ** Nick calls Twilight a "Talking Horse" shortly after first seeing her; she is quick to correct him (doubling as a small ComicallyMissingThePoint moment from Phoenix's perspective). -->'''Twilight''': Excuse me! I am not a horse; I happen to be a pony.\\ '''Phoenix''': OH! Okay! A talking '''''PONY''''', [[SarcasmMode that explains everything!]] ** Rainbow gets really upset at Phoenix calling her an Earth Pony. ** Fluttershy mistakes Wright as an actual phoenix; he almost invokes this, but is interrupted by Twilight. * IceQueen: Sonata. As Phoenix said, it's almost like she threw daggers out of those eyes. * IdenticalStranger: Sonata looks almost exactly like Mia would look in pony form. * IdiotBall: You'd think by now, Phoenix would have known better than to [[spoiler:not go into dangerous areas alone or confront someone he knows has a dark secret but also has the upper hand if it happens]]. * IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Like most ''Ace Attorney'' cases, this series has the word turnabout in the title. * IgnoreTheDisability: Phoenix has a hard time [[FreudianSlipperySlope not mentioning Derpy's eyes]]. * IHaveManyNames: A variation with Derpy, who is inconsistent with what her name actually is. She insists her name Derpy Hooves if you call her Ditzy Doo and vice versa. Asking if it's Derpy OR Ditzy will get her upset and insist she's Bright Eyes, but call her that and she'll revert to the other two. * ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: ''"(This is a lot harder than I thought… I'm a lawyer, [[CannotTellAJoke not a comedian!]])"'' * ImagineSpot: Phoenix's less than useless mental image of what would Edgeworth do if he was the one in his place. The mental scars [[BrainBleach call for a lobotomy]]. * IncomingHam: ''"'''HAHAHAHAHA!''' WeMeetAgain, Twilight Sparkle!"'' * IncrediblyLamePun: Phoenix's attempts at joking. So lame they leave ''[[GenkiGirl Pinkie Pie]]'' speechless. -->'''Phoenix''': Umm... Did you know I had the entire left side of my body cut off once? Don't worry… I'm all-''Wright'' now. He, he... heh...\\ '''Pinkie''': ... * INeedToGoIronMyDog: ** Dash's quick excuse to leave the visitors room when Phoenix's asked her about what she was hiding from him. -->'''Rainbow:''' Um… well… uh-oh, looks like visiting hours are over! Catch ya later, Nix! -->'''Phoenix:''' Hey! No they aren't! There are still five minutes left!… She's gone… ** Spike after Twilight catches him calling her a total nerd. -->'''Spike:''' Oh!? You're back Twilight! I-um… uh… I was just on my way to… um… organize those awesome books my intelligent and smart friend reads! Uh… later! * INeverSaidItWasPoison: ** Twilight realizes Cruise might know more than he's letting out after she gets told that no one outside of those involved in the case or present in the courtroom audience should know who the victim is, yet he already knew about Ace's death. ** Used by Phoenix to expose one of Gilda's lies. Gilda claims she never saw the dead pegasus, despite the fact that she was never told he was a pegasus. * INeverToldYouMyName: Twilight addresses Phoenix by name before he properly introduces himself to her. When he calls her on it, she hastily claims that she had cast a {{Namedar}} spell on him when he first arrived, but it's still clear that something's up. * InnerMonologue: Nick has a lot of them. Par for course of him, he uses them a lot for making [[FirstPersonSmartass the occasional snarky]] [[SarcasmMode or sarcastic comment]], and now he has a lot of good reasons to do so, considering [[TrappedInAnotherWorld the kind of]] [[SugarBowl situation he's]] [[TalkingAnimal stuck in]]. Twilight also gets her shot a this in ''Part 3 - Twilight''. * InsaneTrollLogic: Pinkie's logic behind the the Wob Niar theory. She's an EvilTwin of Rainbow nopony knows about, then it's obvious nopony has ever heard about her. -->'''Pinkie''': Didn't you catch the ''"nopony knows about"'' part? You're a pony, and you don't know. See? * InsistentTerminology: ** Nick gets called out quite a few times for not using the word pony. At first is for calling Twilight Sparkle a horse (see IAmNotWeasel) and the next time is for using the word guy instead of pony. He doesn't seem too amused by this. -->'''Phoenix''': ''(Well, excuse me; I didn't take "Hooked on Ponyics")'' ** Phoenix inevitably has to argue about [[RunningGag ladders and step ladders]], and so does Twilight. ** During Twilight's conversation with Derpy Hooves, she gets corrected every time she gets Ditzy Doo's name wrong. Although it's more due to Bright Eyes changing her name around rather than any mistake on Twilight's part. * InsufferableGenius: Trixie gets this aspect of herself shown. According to Sonata, she was the best in her class when it came to magic, giving some justification to her massive ego. She ''does'' have great abilities, but she has cared more about showing them off than on improving them. * IntercontinuityCrossover: Unless somehow human LargeHam lawyers cross magical talking equines can be considered reasonable under normal circumstances. * InterfaceSpoiler: The small amount of time left on the video after the big turnaround in ''Part 4'' is an early warning [[TrilogyCreep that there's going to be a next part]]. * IResembleThatRemark: When Twilight meets Trixie during her investigation, she call her "[[MyNameIsNotDurwood Twilight Snarkle]]". Her response? Why, [[DeadpanSnarker snark of course!]] -->'''Twilight''': ''(Seriously...? "Twilight Snarkle"? Really...? That's the best one you can come up with?)'' * IronicEcho: Earlier in ''Part 3 - Phoenix'', Phoenix says something about "keeping your pace" and says how he doesn't present all his evidence in one go. [[spoiler:Later on, Sonata says something similar, about "keeping her hand" and why she didn't tell the cops about the B&E earlier.]] * IsItSomethingYouEat: When Pinkie hears Phoenix talking about Psyche-Locks, she wonders if they are some sort of breakfast cereal. * IWillShowYouX: -->'''Trixie''': This particular storm cloud bore hoof markings of the rainbow colored loser in the defendant's chair.\\ '''Rainbow Dash''': I'll show YOU who's a loser, you two bit fraud! * {{Jerkass}}: ** Trixie, full-stop. The fact that she gets [[NiceGuy Phoenix]] to genuinely hate her and makes him forget about [[FirstPersonSmartass first-person snarking]] and call her a fool right to her face should say a lot. ** [[spoiler:Ace Swift. BIIIIIG time.]] * JigsawPuzzlePlot: Nearly ''every'' development, good or bad, helps Phoenix and Twilight along with their investigation and trial or becomes a ChekhovsGun. * JumpScare: So, Twilight and Pinkie are minding their own business, talking about this friend of Pink- -->'''Cruise Control''': '''''AAAAH!''''' * JustDoingMyJob: The Judge tells Twilight that regardless of what his feelings on the matter or the people involved in the case may be, it is his duty to be impartial and judge fairly based on the testimony, evidence, and the arguments of both attorneys presented in the trial. * JustThinkOfThePotential: Upon learning what the Magatama is, Twilight immediately starts thinking of abusive applications before reining herself back in. * LargeHam: ** Trixie, naturally. ** The Judge has his moments; it helps that he sounds like he was being voiced by '''{{BRIAN BLESSED}}'''. ''Especially'' when he says '''"OBJECTION OVERRULED!"''' in exactly the same manner that he does in ''Ultimate VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''. ** Rarity, of course. Just see [[ChewingTheScenery her pen rant]]. ** Cruise Control. [[BigNo Very much]] [[NoIndoorVoice Cruise Control]]. [[spoiler:Though only while ObfuscatingStupidity.]] * LeaningOnTheFourthWall: ** Phoenix makes an off-hand comment about ''[[ShowWithinAShow The Steel Samurai]]'' while investigating and remarks how amazing it is that it became so popular with the PeripheryDemographic. Sounds familiar fourth wall? ** While Pinkie's humming the ''Pursuit ~ Cornered'' theme, Phoenix comments that it sounds really familiar to him. ** The Judge being afraid that speaking with [[AudioPlay/DoctorWhoovesAndAssistant Doctor Whooves]] [[TalkingToHimself might create some sort of paradox]]. * {{Leitmotif}}: All characters have one, much like in ''Ace Attorney''. Taken a step further by making each witness have different ''Cross Examination'' and ''Objection!'' themes representing them. * LikeAFishTakesToWater: Unlike Phoenix, the Judge adjusts to being in Equestria almost instantly, and is thrilled to explore it and meet its inhabitants. -->'''Judge''': Aren't these ponies just wonderful, Mr. Wright? They've done nothing but show me a good time! -->'''Phoenix''': All they've done for me is [[ButtMonkey make fun of my hair...]] * LiteralMinded: Phoenix's metaphors tend to go right over Pinkie's head, like when she said she missed the part where Sonata [[DeathGlare was throwing daggers out of her eyes]], and wishes she could do that. * LivingLieDetector: Phoenix with his Magatama of course, but Twilight after getting into contact with it becomes an even more literal example. * LongTitle: Twilight's summoning spell book ''Super Spectacular Stupendous Spontaneous Summoning Scripture Signals and You'', which also doubles as an AlliterativeTitle. * LoudGulp: Nick gets more than a little worried after hearing that dragons exist in Equestria and Twilight's assistant happens to be one. -->'''Twilight''': Don't be so shy, Spike loves company.\\ '''Phoenix''': *Gulp* ''(I '''''really''''' hope there isn't a double meaning to that!)'' * MagicMisfire: Twilight claims this to be the reason why Nick got summoned. Naturally, Trixie called her out on it. * MathematiciansAnswer: When Gilda is asked what was she even doing in the middle of the forest. -->'''Trixie''': We already know what Gilda was doing there. She was observing the crime. * MetaphorIsMyMiddleName: Rarity says Multitasking is her middle name. According to Pinkie, [[ActorAllusion it apparently is Tabitha]]. * MonochromePast: Most of the flashback pictures. * MoodWhiplash: Just as in ''Ace Attorney'' the overall mood gets whiplashed constantly between comedic, serious, and suspenseful. ** ''Part 2'' has all the mood swapping [[spoiler:culminate straight into near TearJerker territory when Nick accuses Fluttershy of the murder to buy more time]]. ** [[spoiler:Gilda's tearful confession about badly she screwed up when she let her sense of pride cause her to try and frame Rainbow Dash for some sweet taste of revenge that never happened is contrasted by her outright threats to Phoenix for getting her to show her emotions like that]]. * MotorMouth: By Pinkie Pie when explaining how to make cupcakes to Phoenix. * [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]]: Twilight plays this role. She gives Phoenix basic information about Equestria, makes remarks about found evidence, and explains to him any new information that gets brought up. Sometimes the exposition is common knowledge for ''Friendship is Magic'' fans, other times it serves to give insight on new elements. There are moments she wishes that Phoenix did some research on his own though. * MundaneMadeAwesome: ** Equestria's trials are just as overblown and awesome as the ones in Nick's world. ** Derpy delivers a muffin to Twilight. Cue ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid's'' ItemGet fanfare. * MundaneUtility: Twilight mentions how being able to tell when a person is keeping a secret would come in handy during surveys. * MustHaveCaffeine: ''Part 2'' starts with Phoenix craving for coffee, followed by Twilight telling him nopony has any. * MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Nick quotes this trope almost word-for-word [[spoiler: when he accuses Fluttershy of the murder]]. * MyNameIsNotDurwood: ** Phoenix unintentionally calls Fluttershy Butshersty, Flutterscotch and Firefly at 3 different times. ** Trixie has malicious variants with Twilight Screw-Up, Rainbow Trash and Mr. Wrong. ** Lenora keeps referring to Twilight as "Twilight Sparkler". * MyNameIsQuestionMarks: ** Taken straight from ''Ace Attorney''. Like in the games, any characters Phoenix doesn't know have their names shown as "??????" in the dialogue box until he learns their name. ** Due to the inconsistency of [[IHaveManyNames Derpy Hooves'/Ditzy Doo's/Bright Eyes']] name, it ultimately reverts ''back'' to question marks. * MythologyGag: ** Phoenix calling Rainbow [[IAmNotWeasel an Earth Pony]]. Turns out her first incarnation ''was'' an Earth Pony, and also the complete opposite of [[{{Tomboy}} this Rainbow]]. ** Twilight makes allusions to earlier generations of ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' throughout ''Part 3 - Twilight''. * NaiveNewcomer: Phoenix, who is completely clueless about the workings of Equestria. This gets him in trouble quite a few times. * NarrativeShapeshifting: A minor case; Rainbow imitated Fluttershy in a mocking voice in the Detention Center, complete with her mane style changing to Fluttershy's. * NearVillainVictory: It wouldn't be ''Ace Attorney'' without the prosecution having Phoenix completely on the ropes at least once. [[spoiler:And, in true ''Ace Attorney'' tradition, the near victory is foiled by a BigDamnHeroes moment.]] * NeverSayThatAgain: During the first half of ''Part 3 - Twilight'', any mention of [[spoiler:Phoenix]] causes this on Twilight. * NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer shows Phoenix intimidating Fluttershy into silence. He's actually the only one she'll talk to. * NewSuperpower: After Twilight touched the Magatama she gained the ability to see psyche-locks. Twilight is perturbed when she sees them for the first time [[spoiler:around Cruise Control when questioning him]], and that she was the only pony who could see them; and later she [[spoiler:sees black ones around Trixie]]. After getting an explanation about how the psyche-locks work, she gets mentally excited and already [[JustThinkOfThePotential started plans on research on it]], but after the trial of course. * NiceJobBreakingItHero: ** [[spoiler:Fluttershy's testimony ends up making the prosecution's case ''air tight''. Rainbow Dash is ''not'' happy with Fluttershy over this.]] ** [[spoiler:Phoenix tearing apart Gilda's testimony turns out to be this. As Trixie points out, he just proved that ''three'' separate people didn't hear the second lightning bolt, and not only did the defense's arguments ''hinge'' on the second bolt, they never actually fully proved the second bolt even occurred. Only Fluttershy's timely entrance saves the day. She even lampshades Phoenix's blunder]]. -->'''Trixie''': Trixie asks the court, what makes more sense? [[spoiler:The victim's body being blown several feet, or the victim being struck by a second bolt that none of the witnesses heard or witnessed?]] * NiceJobFixingItVillain: ** Because of Trixie's ego and personal grudge against the Mane 6, she cares about making Twilight and her friends squirm more than anything. As a result, she lets Phoenix get away with things like [[spoiler: casting suspicion on Fluttershy]]. Phoenix himself points out that she could have secured a conviction and denied them a chance to gather more evidence by shutting down this line of argument. ** [[spoiler:Gilda ''seems'' to do this as she completely discredits a lot of Trixie's theories by trying to frame Rainbow Dash. Unfortunately, all it does in the long run is confirm that three separate witnesses didn't see or hear the second bolt of lightning which the defense's case was riding on.]] * NoIndoorVoice: Cruise Control has ''some'' indoor voice, but the majority of his speech is loudly yelling at himself. * NonSequiturDistraction: When Phoenix meets Fluttershy for the first time, she becomes considerably less shy after mistaking Phoenix's name as his ''[[SpeciesSurname species]]''. Twilight just tells him to roll with it, because she's… you know? ''Talking to him?'' * NoodleIncident: ** ...Whatever was in those photographs Trixie submitted to the court as "evidence", seemingly for no purpose other than humiliating Rainbow Dash. ** From Sonata's perspective, when Phoenix mentioned "whips" in his "lack of professionalism" list. * NotHelpingYourCase: Quite literally. -->'''Phoenix:''' ''(Thank you for effectively establishing a motive for yourself, Ms. Dash. [[SarcasmMode This helps your case so much.]])'' * TheNotSoHarmlessPunishment: Upon first hearing that the punishment for murder in Equestria is [[TheExile banishment]], Phoenix immediately thinks it isn't as bad as in his own world. That is, until Twilight goes into more detail… -->'''Phoenix''': What is the punishment?\\ '''Twilight''': Banishment…\\ '''Phoenix''': Well that doesn't sound so bad compared to --\\ '''Twilight''': …to the Moon, or even [[HurlItIntoTheSun the Sun]].''[...]''\\ '''Phoenix''': ''(And forget what I just said…)'' * NotSoStoic: ** Not that Trixie is stoic, but her general immunity to shock ''evaporates'' when Apple Bloom reveals a key piece of information she completely left out of her pretrial preparation… and then explains that she didn't tell Trixie earlier because… -->'''Apple Bloom''': I don't like you. -->'''Trixie''': *WildTake* ** The guard ponies that rarely bat an eye in MLP? Two of them have broken down entirely, pleading for Phoenix to take Pinkie Pie away from them, who spent merely a half-hour talking to them. * ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Cruise Control only acts like a loud, self-scolding doofus as a facade, being part of his "perpetual loser" status Ace Swift blackmailed him into. It was he who gave the anonymous tip about the forest meeting, but since he gave it in his goofball persona, it wasn't taken seriously.]] * OhCrap: ** Phoenix reacts this way when he realizes the trial is the very next day. ** Trixie expresses this a lot whenever Phoenix points out a contradiction. As expected for ''Ace Attorney'' prosecutors. ** Phoenix [[spoiler:losing all of his evidence. It got better, though]]. ** Trixie says that her horoscope told her purple is her unlucky color, referring to Twilight. Who then points out that her magician suit is purple, causing her to briefly look terrified. * TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: -->'''Trixie''': Leave him alone! You're the one who's dead meat if you lie again!\\ '''Phoenix''': ''(How cute, she's sticking up for me.)''\\ '''Trixie''': Besides, Mr. Wrong is Trixie's! He shall feel the GREAT and POWERFUL Trixie's wrath before this trial is over!\\ '''Phoenix''': ''(Or not...)'' * OOCIsSeriousBusiness: ** While he's generally a goofball, Cruise Control drops it for a few seconds to tell Apple Bloom that older siblings always care for their younger siblings. [[spoiler:It's later revealed that that side of him is his ''real'' personality]]. ** To a lesser extent, but still very serious, every time Trixie drops her ThirdPersonPerson act. [[spoiler:Serious enough to the point where Twilight discovers she has black psyche-locks]]. * OriginalCharacter: Quite a few of them. [[PosthumousCharacter The victim Ace Swift]] for starters, his assistant Sonata, and the rest of the racers, like Cruise Control and Lenora. * OurSloganIsTerrible: Phoenix is shown complaining about the ridiculous slogan Maya came up with before he got dragged away. -->''"Wright & Co. Office: Defending you like it's nuttin' baby!"'' * PamphletShelf: Parodied; Twilight gives Phoenix a "'detailed' encyclopedia" on the different species of ponies; it's literally three bullet points long. Justified in that the book is meant for very young readers. This gets brought up again a little later, when Nick mistakenly calls Rainbow Dash an Earth Pony. -->'''Phoenix''': ''(It's kinda sad I couldn't get down a book with twelve words.)'' * ParrotExposition: Phoenix, sometimes. -->'''Phoenix''': Celestia? Magic of friendship? Ponyville? * ParrotExpoWhat: -->'''Apple Bloom''': My name is Apple Bloom, and I'm a ''Cutie Mark Crusader!''\\ '''Judge''': A... cutie mark... what? * PartingFromConsciousnessWords: ''"Getting… dizzy. Am I… dying…?"'' *thud* * PinkIsForSissies: After his unsuccessful attempt at using his world's Attorney's Badge to show to the guards that he's an actual lawyer, Twilight hands Nick the Equestrian Attorney Badge. Turns out it's a pink heart-shaped badge, and Phoenix, well… -->'''Phoenix''': A… heart? ''(I feel my masculinity going… going… gone.)'' ** Made even worse when Pinkie Pie cracks up laughing at the sight of it, calling it the most ridiculously girly thing she's ever seen. * PlotTriggeringDeath: Were it not for the death of Ace Swift, and subsequent accusation of Rainbow Dash, Phoenix wouldn't have been summoned to Equestria in the first place. * PoorCommunicationKills: ** Fluttershy ''tried'' to call out to Rainbow Dash when she was running away, though being Fluttershy, she called out Rainbow Dash in her whispery voice. Things might have turned out differently had she made her voice louder. ** Phoenix not being able to explain to Twilight Sparkle [[spoiler: why he's accusing Fluttershy]] at that moment caused more than a few problems. However, it seems not to be as bad, since it allows Twilight and Phoenix to split up and gather twice as much evidence than if they did it together. ** Actually {{inverted|Trope}} in ''Part 3 - Twilight'' when Apple Bloom lets Twilight know [[spoiler:that she saw Rainbow Dash moving the storm cloud to the Everfree Forest, and that RD told her not to tell anypony about it]]. Had this come out in court, it would have been ''much'' more difficult (if not impossible) to extend the trial. ** [[spoiler:Cruise Control went to tell the cops about how something "big" was going to go down in the forest. However, he was in his cocky personality and wasn't taken seriously, and thus the murder happens]]. * PrecisionFStrike: ** From Nick's part right after he discovers that Trixie knew about Rainbow's possible motive. -->'''Phoenix''': Dammit! She knows!\\ '''Twilight''': Phoenix! Language! ** He says it again [[spoiler:after discovering he's lost in the forest and with all his evidence stolen]]. ** In ''Part 4'', Gilda not only says "damn" (which causes Twilight to give ''Phoenix'' the stink-eye [[ButtMonkey for some reason]]) but also [[FlippingTheBird extends her middle talon]] at Phoenix during her final rant. She also slips in a "crap", but in quite different circumstances. -->'''Gilda''': [[spoiler:Maybe the real reason I got angry... was because I missed my irreplaceable friend... and I'm doing a pretty crappy job at getting her back...]] * PropheticNames: ''"(With a name like Applejack, I guess she was set up at birth to be put in that apple business.)"'' * PunctuatedForEmphasis: ** ''"Mr. Wright, you are threading on '''Very. Thin. Ice.'''"'' ** Rainbow and Applejack's ''"That. Wasn't. Funny."'' ** ''"[[RunningGag It's. A. Ladder!]]"'' ** Rarity's post office rant has these all over the place. ** ''"[[{{Squee}} This. Is. AMAZING!]]"'' * PuppyDogEyes ** Apple Bloom when begging Twilight to take her as investigator assistant. ** Pinkie, after Phoenix tells her that they are not looking for oatmeal in Ace's room. * RapidFireInterrupting: Trixie to Phoenix while she's explaining Ace's cause of death, stopping all of his attempts to say what he thinks about the events. -->'''Judge''': The prosecution's logic is very sound, so I must overrule the defense's claims.\\ '''Phoenix''': B-but… I didn't get to say anything! * RapidFireNo: Rainbow Dash, when Phoenix first meets with her again in ''Part 3 - Phoenix''; and Phoenix in reaction to mistaking Applejack for a certain other character he knows. * ReadingAheadInTheScript: Pinkie knew where she and Phoenix were headed to after leaving Rarity because she had read the script beforehand. At least she had the courtesy of not reading too far into it to avoid spoilers. * RealDreamsAreWeirder: Pinkie comments that she had a dream where she commanded the sweets army in a war between sweets and vegetables. -->'''Phoenix''': ''([[SigmundFreud Freud]] would have a field day with Pinkie Pie.)'' * RecordNeedleScratch: In the trailer Phoenix confronts an unseen witness with his usual HotBlooded attitude, cue an intimidated Fluttershy on the witness stand. * RecursiveFanfiction: ** There's an unofficial, yet made with the [=NeoArtimus'=] permission, {{Novelization}} of the series [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/6177/phoenix-wright-turnabout-storm over at the fansite FiMFiction]]. It's not a straight-up novelization, as it includes, among other things, the introduction of an InterspeciesRomance semi-subplot. ** The series inspired an unofficial parallel series where Trixie enlists the help of [[TheRival Miles Edgeworth]] and Franchise/ProfessorLayton himself to help her find evidence of Dash's guilt, called ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP5JNpe6j_o Turnabout Storm: The Other Side]]''. ** {{Invoked|Trope}} with the "[[IncrediblyLamePun Wright]] a Bad Ending" contest, where fans were invited to write what would have happened if a certain BigDamnHero hadn't appeared. * RedHerringTwist: Despite all the evidence that seemed to point to the contrary, [[spoiler:Gilda is not the guilty party]]. * RememberTheNewGuy: The High Council of Equestria, who according to Twilight are in charge of keeping check of political decisions, and in this case, making sure that an impartial judge precedes the trial of the crime. * [[spoiler:RetiredMonster: Sonata originally intended to be this, though Phoenix wouldn't let her]]. * RevengeByProxy: Trixie plans to get revenge on Twilight for exposing her as a braggart [[DisproportionateRetribution by getting one of her friends sent to the Moon or the Sun]]. [[spoiler:Subverted. Twilight calls her out on this and it leads to the discovery of [[WhamEpisode black psyche-locks]] and given the context of the conversation would have us believe that this isn't all about Twilight and her friends]]. * RightBehindMe: Twilight enters the library just as Spike is commenting on how much of a nerd she is. * {{Rimshot}}: Accompanying Nick's attempts at using [[IncrediblyLamePun the "Wright" pun]]. * RunningGag: ** The insulting comments on Phoenix's hair. ** Continuing from his games, Nick still can't get anyone to react favorably whenever he shows off his badge, human or equestrian. ** ''Ace Attorney's'' [[OnceAnEpisode ladder/step ladder gag]] makes a return with Phoenix and Pinkie. Ditto Twilight and Apple Bloom. ** Phoenix attempting to use the "Wright" pun, only to get a blank stare or a DeathGlare out of it. ** [[WhosOnFirst The "Who?" gag]] from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E24OwlsWellThatEndsWell Owl's Well That Ends Well]]". ** Twilight can't get Derpy's name right. [[IHaveManyNames Derpy herself proves to be very unhelpful in clarifying]]. ** Rainbow Dash blurting "Hey!" when meeting Phoenix and Twilight right before the audience, startling them. * SarcasmFailure: After Pinkie comments that Phoenix would represent the element of Hair Gel, he gets so baffled by it that the only [[FirstPersonSmartass inner snark]] he manages to utter is ''"(No comment…)"''. * SchmuckBait: Trixie managed to make Phoenix explain a hole in her case by using a little of prosecutor logic. -->'''Twilight''': I can't believe you just fell for that… * ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Ace Swift, at least according to Rainbow. * ScreenShake: Straight from ''Ace Attorney''. When the POV character gets shocked, surprised, crashed into, or just anything shocking happens in general, the screen shakes along. * SharpDressedMan: Phoenix's 3 piece suit gets all sorts of praise from Rarity. * SherlockScan: Sonata is really good at this; [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Pinkie Pie]] does leave her drawing a blank though. * ShockingVoiceIdentityReveal: Subverted twice. Phoenix confused Sonata with Mia thanks in part to the identical voice, and Applejack with Lotta due to the [[DeepSouth thick accent]]. * ShootTheDog: [[spoiler:Accusing Fluttershy of the murder out of sheer desperation.]] * ShoutOut: A lot of them. [[ShoutOut/TurnaboutStorm So many that there's a separate page for them.]]. * ShrinkingViolet: Fluttershy's shyness is taken UpToEleven in ''Part 2''. She attempts to hide under the witness podium whenever anyone addresses her, except Phoenix, due to her thinking he actually is a phoenix. * ShuttingUpNow: Pinkie after Phoenix begs her to keep her trap shut around Sonata. She ''still'' manages to keep talking. * SidetrackedByTheAnalogy: Pinkie Pie, as usual, gets this all the time. * SimultaneousArcs: ''Part 3'' is set like this, showing the second day of investigation from Phoenix's and Twilight's point of view. * SmugSnake: ** Trixie throughout the whole trial. Even when she gets an OhCrap moment, she will snap back to her normal self in a quick second. ** Sonata is no better, despite her [[IceQueen colder and more restrained personality]]. ** [[spoiler:Gilda is even more of one -- her scheme to frame Rainbow Dash for the murder is thwarted because Phoenix is able to trip her up with her own lies]]. * SomedayThisWillComeInHandy: Sonata ''not'' getting the trespassers arrested. [[spoiler:Also her blackmailing modus operandi]]. * SoundtrackDissonance: Triumphant music begins to play as Phoenix gets the upper hand [[spoiler:[[AccuseTheWitness by accusing Fluttershy]], [[WhatTheHellHero much to Twilight's]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and his own chagrin]] and Fluttershy's confusion]]. It's interrupted by a loud '''''[[BigWordShout Objection!]]''''' but plays soon after. It stops [[spoiler:when Trixie agrees with Phoenix's accusation]]. Then more appropriate music plays. * SpitShake: Applejack wants to confirm Phoenix's promise of fixing this mess with one of these. He passes. * {{Squee}}: In her InternalMonologue, this is Twilight's reaction to finding out that PowerCopying the Magatama turned her into a LivingLieDetector. * StaringDownCthulhu: [[spoiler:Fluttershy to the timberwolves that almost attack Phoenix, in a very similar fashion to when she did this to a cockatrice]]. * StealthInsult: ** After assuming that Wright is an actual phoenix, Fluttershy innocently comments that him being soon to molt explains why he looks so homely and sick. Nick only wonders if that was just a plain insult. You know you are a first class ButtMonkey when even ''[[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]]'' can mock you without even knowing it. ** Twilight describes the ponies across the sea (from Generation 1 of ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'') as ''"[[HaveAGayOldTime Really, really happy]]"''. * StealthPun: In the middle of Pinkie's ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' references, she mentions ''"Maybe something you ordered?"''. Hmm... [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix something Phoenix ordered...]] ** Written on the bottom of the program for the Equestrian 500 is the name [[LeeroyJenkins "Leroy Wingions".]] * TheStinger: ** ''Part 2'': [[spoiler:''"M...Mia!?"'']] ** ''Part 3 - Phoenix'': [[spoiler:''"Rainbow Trash? Heh, good one. I prefer Lamebow Dash though."'']] ** ''Part 3 - Twilight'': [[spoiler:''"Rainbow Dash! I came as fast as I could!"'']] ** ''Part 4'': [[spoiler:'''Sonata:''' Because unlike everyone else, I know...]][[note]]This is the only stinger with associated video. All of the others are on a black screen.[[/note]] * TheStoic: Sonata, nuff said. She maintains her cool [[spoiler:even after her blackmailing activities are discovered]]. * StopHelpingMe: [[invoked]]Pinkie's way of "helping" tends to pull this reaction on Phoenix. * StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Twilight and Apple Bloom's version of the [[RunningGag ladder vs. stepladder gag]] is almost word-for-word identical to the first one Phoenix and Maya had. -->'''Apple Bloom''': Hey Twi, look! A ladder!\\ '''Twilight''': That's a stepladder...\\ '''Apple Bloom''': So? What's the difference? You need to stop judging things based on narrow-minded cultural assumptions. * StunnedSilence: [[SmugSnake Trixie's]] reaction to Phoenix's BluntYes above. Needless to say, her {{Pride}} took a major hit; and her [[OhCrap expression]] was priceless. * SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: The final line of Derpy's poem, which refers to Trixie: "Rich" is rhymed with "...meanie." %%When both a trope and one of its subtropes are valid. Only the subtrope should be mentioned. Please do not readd LastSecondWordSwap. * SuddenlyShouting: Rarity's been the most pleasant pony with Phoenix so far, and then she gets asked [[BerserkButton what happened to her at the post office…]] * SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic: Equestrians seem to have gone through some of this; how else do you explain something like ''cloud ballistics''? * SugarBowl: From Phoenix's perspective, he's stuck in one, but from the ''Equestria's'' perspective, the real one is overseas, where [[Franchise/MyLittlePony ponies and humans coexist]]. [[TastesLikeDiabetes Twilight is embarrassed by just mentioning that place]]. * SuperCellReception: Phoenix recieves a cellphone call from a "concerned friend" in the middle of his investigation. You know, while in the middle of a completely different world. * SuperDickery: Just as in ''Ace Attorney'', the opening scene is misleading, making it look like Rainbow stroke the killing blow. * SurpriseWitness: [[spoiler:Fluttershy]] in ''Part 4''. * SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: During Apple Bloom's cross examination: -->'''Phoenix''': Why did you say it didn't scare you? No one asked you if it did. * TakeThat: ''Part 3 - Twilight'' poked fun at the previous generations of ''My Little Pony''; Twilight saying that the ponies there are too embarrassing to mention, and Spike mentioning that they seem too frolicky for his tastes. * TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Sonata says that if Phoenix reports that she had a part in Rainbow Dash's blackmail, she will report that he and Pinkie Pie committed the crime of break and entering into her hotel room]]. * TalkingToThemself: '''Cruise''', although [[LargeHam shouting to himself]] would be much more accurate. * TapOnTheHead: [[spoiler:Cruise Control knocked Phoenix out with one of these in the middle of the forest, in order to take away almost all of his evidence and leave him in the middle of it]]. * TheTell: Twilight notices that whenever Trixie's out of her ThirdPersonPerson act, it means she's either flustered or trying to keep a secret. * TemptingFate: ** In a quite indirect example: What is one of Phoenix's last lines before being summoned to [[SugarBowl Equestria]]? -->''"Unfortunately, sunshine and smiles don't pay the bills."'' ** Phoenix tells Twilight that most of the prosecutors from his world are stuck up and arrogant. Twilight reassures him that nopony in Equestria is like that... and then Trixie shows up. * TensionCuttingLaughter: The massive laughter coming from the courtroom after Dash's EmbarrassingOldPhoto is shown almost makes one forget the fact that she was going to be declared guilty just a few seconds ago. Of course, this being ''Ace Attorney'', MoodWhiplash strikes again quickly. * ThatWasObjectionable: PlayedForDrama [[spoiler:when Twilight objects to the defense on the grounds of ''"This can't go on!"'' while Phoenix is [[AccuseTheWitness accusing Fluttershy]].]] * ThemeTuneCameo: Pinkie Pie hums ''Ace Attorney's'' iconic ''Pursuit ~ Cornered'' theme as they are entering Ace's room. -->'''Phoenix:''' ''([[LeaningOnTheFourthWall That song she's humming sounds really, really familiar…]])'' * ThirdPersonPerson: The '''GREAT''' and '''POWERFUL''' Trixie, of course! It gets on Phoenix's nerves rather quickly. She does break out of it when angered or flabbergasted sufficiently, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness which perplexes Twilight]]. * ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity: Phoenix does this twice; first mistaking Sonata with Mia, and later and more amusingly, mistaking Applejack with [[DeepSouth Lotta]] [[TheIdiotFromOsaka Hart]]. * ThrowTheDogABone: Among all the ponies Phoenix has met, only Rarity praises Phoenix's hair style and, minus the whole "[[BerserkButton pens]]" thing, has been generally pleasant towards him. * TitleDrop: Not for the work itself, but for the series involved: -->'''Phoenix:''': Sorry, but I don't believe you, ''my little pony''. Not for a single solitary second.\\\ '''Sonata''': I don't know what kind of ''trials and tribulations'' you've been through, but you're not changing my opinion. * TitleThemeDrop: A remix of the ''My Little Pony'' theme in the style of ''Ace Attorney's'' "Pursuit" themes plays when [[spoiler:Phoenix places suspicion of the murder over Fluttershy]]. * TokenHuman: {{Discussed|Trope}}, since Phoenix is the first human to ever lay feet on Ponyville after all. Twilight says he should be honored; Phoenix only feels like a weird minority, and remarks [[AllGirlsLikePonies he's not a five-year-old girl.]] * TookALevelInBadass: The judge is actually able to point out perjury, not to mention he stands up to the prosecution quite well in ''Part 4''. * TookALevelInJerkass: Trixie was originally introduced as a kind of AntiVillain; stuck up and kind of rude, but not openly antagonistic. Here she's become openly antagonistic, and wishes to destroy the Mane Six seemingly in retribution for the Ursa Minor incident. * TrappedInAnotherWorld: Phoenix and the Judge of course. * TrrrillingRrrs: Trixie occasionally trills her own name, particularly after calling herself "Great and Powerful." * TrilogyCreep: ''Part 3'' was divided into 2 parts for the purpose of making SimultaneousArcs, thus adding to what was a four part series; and then there's ''Part 5''. * {{Understatement}}: ** Twilight calls accidentally pulling Phoenix out of his world (or kidnapping, in Phoenix's words) "a minor setback". ** Saying that Trixie has [[MilesGloriosus a habit for running her mouth]] doesn't cut it for Phoenix, and this was after spending just 2 minutes with her. ** Rarity saying she got a "TAD" frustrated waiting in the post office's line. -->'''Phoenix''': ''(A "TAD"!? It sounds like you just had an aneurysm!!)'' * UnfortunateNames: Derpy Hooves comes up as a kinda cruel name for Phoenix, but even then he still doesn't get what's the big deal about not mentioning her name. As ''Part 3 - Twilight'' shows, [[IHaveManyNames it has nothing to do with the cruelty of the name]]. * UpgradeArtifact: The Magatama worked like this when Twilight made contact with it. It gave her the ability to see Psyche-Locks. * VengeanceFeelsEmpty: [[spoiler:Gilda's attempted revenge ended up causing this for her.]] * VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Gilda keeps losing her cool whenever Phoenix points out a lie in her testimony, and when he finally proves that she was trying to frame Rainbow for the murder, she's reduced to stammering and begging for someone to bail her out...then she goes into a VillainousBSOD and quietly confesses.]] * VisibleSilence: Both PlayedForLaughs, like Pinkie's reaction to Phoenix's jokes, and PlayedForDrama, [[spoiler:like Phoenix's only reactions after Trixie agrees with [[ShootTheDog his accusation towards Fluttershy]].]] * WallOfBlather: Rarity gets carried away when she gets the idea of making a new suit for Phoenix. She ends up blathering to herself while Phoenix and Pinkie discuss where to go next. * WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:The black psyche-locks]] Twilight mentions to Phoenix at the end of ''Part 3 - Phoenix'' [[spoiler:are revealed to belong to Trixie, and which become a bit more complex than their canon appearance because of some of the things Twilight says after their reveal]]. Considering that ''Part 3 - Twilight'' was supposed to be out first it, it can come as more shocking. * WhamLine: ** [[spoiler:''"The suspect the defense accuses is the witness... Fluttershy!"'']] ** Here's one for ''Ace Attorney'' fans who saw ''Part 3 - Phoenix'' first: When Twilight is talking to Phoenix about psyche-locks, [[spoiler:she asks him ''"What about black ones?"''.]] For those who don't know the context, [[spoiler: black Psyche-locks means the person is so desperate not to admit the truth that '''their locks won't break'''; they will continue to lie in the face of conclusive evidence to the contrary.]] * WhatIf: A contest held by [=NeoArtimus=] encouraged fans to create an alternate conclusion to the series had no one come to save the day [[DarkestHour when all seemed lost]], the winner becoming the "official" DownerEnding to the story. * WhatTheHellHero: ** In ''Part 2'': [[spoiler:Twilight's reaction to Phoenix accusing [[FriendToAllLivingThings Fluttershy]] of murder. Let's just say she was so ticked off at Phoenix doing this that she '''objected to the defense''' just to call out Phoenix for slander. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Even PHOENIX calls himself out on it.]]]] ** In ''Part 4'': [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash's scathingly furious reaction to Fluttershy's earlier testimony, even asserting that she never wants to she her again. Fluttershy runs away in tears, Phoenix admonishes Rainbow for doing that, saying she took it too far]]. * WhatWouldXDo: ** Just what would a professional and level-headed attorney like Edgeworth do in Phoenix's shoes? Let's just say the mental image kinda backfired on Phoenix. ** Phoenix also asks himself what Mia would do in a similar situation, several times recalling a conversation with her to gain resolve. [[spoiler:It also helps him get over his suspicion that Sonata is somehow Mia reincarnated -- Mia would never resort to underhanded tactics like Sonata does]]. * WhosOnFirst: ''Part 3 - Phoenix'' carries over the running gag from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E24OwlsWellThatEndsWell Owl's Well That Ends Well]]". * WildTake: ** Like prosecutors from the ''Ace Attorney'' universe, Trixie has one. On the rare occasions where she ''is'' caught off-guard, her wizard's hat flies off her head, revealing her horn, before settling back down again, all while Trixie clenches her teeth. ** Gilda screams/roars loudly, with several of her feathers falling off of her, when presented a contradiction in her testimony. ** Rainbow Dash's reaction to Gilda, having taken Phoenix's instructions to keep silent way too seriously. ** Twilight does a brief one when she sees that Phoenix is cross-examining ''Gilda'' of all people. * WrongContextMagic: Phoenix introduces one of these with his spiritual powered Magatama. The interaction of Twilight's magic with it yields... [[UpgradeArtifact interesting results]]. * XMeetsY: Basically, CourtroomAntics personified meets {{Sugarbowl}}ian magical equines. * YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Twilight's ancient book on law, which mixed with some serious PurpleProse makes for a painful read. * YouCanTalk: The nearest Phoenix's ever been to speaking with an animal is cross-examining a parrot, so he doesn't take very well the fact that he's holding conversation with a purple pony. * YouFool: ** By Trixie, but never to the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment extent of Franziska]]. [[LargeHam It suits her]]. ** Phoenix Wright himself gets to do this, albeit an indirect variation, ''to Trixie''. * YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Nick's reaction to "cloud ballistics". He decides to not speak it up to avoid more troubles than he already has for not doing the research on Equestria. * YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: [[spoiler:Trixie happily proceeds to take up Phoenix's desperate ploy to place Fluttershy under suspicion, even offering him a free ticket to her next performance.]] ---- ''"No matter how far you run, no matter how long you hide, the finger of justice will never lose sight of you."'' ----[[redirect:WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm]]
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** There's an unofficial, yet made with the [=NeoArtimus'=] permission, {{Novelization}} of the series [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/6177/phoenix-wright-turnabout-storm over at the fansite FiMFiction]]. It's not a straigh-up novelization, as it includes, among other things, the introduction of an InterspeciesRomance semi-subplot.
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** There's an unofficial, yet made with the [=NeoArtimus'=] permission, {{Novelization}} of the series [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/6177/phoenix-wright-turnabout-storm over at the fansite FiMFiction]]. It's not a straigh-up straight-up novelization, as it includes, among other things, the introduction of an InterspeciesRomance semi-subplot.
30th May '13 9:15:57 AM Elbruno
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** There's an unofficial, yet made with the [=NeoArtimus'=] permission, {{Novelization}} of the series [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/6177/phoenix-wright-turnabout-storm over at the fansite FiMFiction]]. It's not a straigh-up novelization, as it includes, among other things, the introduction of an InterspeciesRomance semi-subplot.

** There is now an ongoing fanfic on the [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/6177/phoenix-wright-turnabout-storm FiMFiction fansite]] that basically aims to take the storyline of the animations and turn it into a fanfic. Somewhat different to the animated version, however, with, among other things, the introduction of an InterspeciesRomance semi-subplot.

* StopHelpingMe: Pinkie's way of "helping" tends to pull this reaction on Phoenix.
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* StopHelpingMe: Pinkie's [[invoked]]Pinkie's way of "helping" tends to pull this reaction on Phoenix.
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** There is now an ongoing fanfic on the [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/6177/phoenix-wright-turnabout-storm FiMFiction fansite]] that basically aims to take the storyline of the animations and turn it into a fanfic. Somewhat different to the animated version, however, with, among other things, the introduction of an InterspeciesRomance semi-subplot.
20th May '13 6:34:53 PM Elbruno
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Thus starts Phoenix's journey to adjust to this new world, and search for the truth behind this strange new mystery he's been wrapped up in. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWgIzraQWu4 Trailer here]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL347AD9B9E509804A Series here]]. [[note]]''Part 3 - Phoenix'' was uploaded months before ''Part 3 - Twilight'', but since the latter was supposed the be released before the former, [=NeoArtimus=] recommends watching the series in the order provided by the playlist.[[/note]] Please be warned that all the parts are ''very'' long, with most episodes being as long as most movies. Expect an ArchiveBinge.
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Thus starts Phoenix's journey to adjust to this new world, and search for the truth behind this strange new mystery he's been wrapped up in. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWgIzraQWu4 Trailer here]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL347AD9B9E509804A Series here]]. [[note]]''Part 3 - Phoenix'' was uploaded months before ''Part 3 - Twilight'', but since the latter was supposed the be released before the former, [=NeoArtimus=] recommends watching the series in the order provided by the playlist.[[/note]] Please be warned that all the parts are ''very'' long, with most episodes being as long as most movies. Expect Beware of an ArchiveBinge.

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Thus starts Phoenix's journey to adjust to this new world, * ParrotExpoWhat: -->'''Apple Bloom''': My name is Apple Bloom, and search for the truth behind this strange new mystery he's been wrapped up in. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWgIzraQWu4 Trailer here]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL347AD9B9E509804A Series here]]. [[note]]''Part 3 - Phoenix'' was uploaded months before ''Part 3 - Twilight'', but since the latter was supposed the be released before the former, [=NeoArtimus=] recommends watching the series in the order provided by the playlist.[[/note]] Please be warned that all the parts are ''very'' long, with most episodes being as long as most movies. Expect an ArchiveBinge. I'm a ''Cutie Mark Crusader!''\\ '''Judge''': A... cutie mark... what?
11th May '13 5:42:20 AM thepunkmaster
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* ContinuityNod:
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* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod: ** When Fluttershy meets Phoenix, she assumes that he's an actual phoenix and comments that when he'll rise from his ashes into a beautiful flaming bird. She's learned from her experience in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E22ABirdInTheHoof "A Bird In The Hoof".]]
11th May '13 5:28:55 AM thepunkmaster
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** Written on the bottom of the program for the Equestrian 500 is the name [[LeroyJenkins "Leroy Wingions"]].
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** Written on the bottom of the program for the Equestrian 500 is the name [[LeroyJenkins [[LeeroyJenkins "Leroy Wingions"]].Wingions".]]
11th May '13 5:27:10 AM thepunkmaster
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** Written on the bottom of the program for the Equestrian 500 is the name [[LeroyJenkins "Leroy Wingions"]].
8th May '13 5:28:52 PM Elbruno
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* IWillSHowYouX:
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8th May '13 5:04:26 PM Elbruno
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We're not supposed to mention types out of their respective pages.
* IWillSHowYouX: -->'''Trixie''': This particular storm cloud bore hoof markings of the rainbow colored loser in the defendant's chair.\\ '''Rainbow Dash''': I'll show YOU who's a loser, you two bit fraud!

* TookALevelInJerkass: Trixie was originally introduced as a [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type]] [[DesignatedVillain IV]] AntiVillain, kind of rude but not antagonistic. Here? She is openly antagonistic and wants to destroy the Mare Six. * TrappedInAnotherWorld
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* TookALevelInJerkass: Trixie was originally introduced as a [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type]] [[DesignatedVillain IV]] AntiVillain, kind of rude AntiVillain; stuck up and kind of rude, but not openly antagonistic. Here? She is Here she's become openly antagonistic antagonistic, and wants wishes to destroy the Mare Six. Mane Six seemingly in retribution for the Ursa Minor incident. * TrappedInAnotherWorldTrappedInAnotherWorld: Phoenix and the Judge of course.
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