History Franchise / AceAttorney

4th Sep '17 9:22:06 PM Peteman
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* FramingTheGuiltyParty: Crops up on multiple occasions, including one particularly brutal {{deconstruction}}.

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* FramingTheGuiltyParty: Crops up on multiple occasions, including one particularly brutal {{deconstruction}}.
18th Aug '17 2:01:38 PM da_huntz
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** In case 1-5, upon examining a white rope outlining the victim's body, Ema goes off onto a tangent where she deduces that the victim was murdered by being crushed to death by the door of the trunk the body was found in. In ''Trials and Tribulations'' upon examining a similar outline coming out of a safe, Maya comes to the exact same conclusion: that the victim was murdered by being crushed to death by the safe door.

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** In case 1-5, upon examining a white rope outlining the victim's body, Ema goes off onto a tangent where she deduces that the victim was murdered by being crushed to death by the door of the car's trunk the body was found in. In ''Trials and Tribulations'' upon examining a similar outline coming out of a safe, Maya comes to the exact same conclusion: that the victim was murdered by being crushed to death by the safe door.
18th Aug '17 2:00:22 PM da_huntz
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* BrickJoke: In case 1-4, Phoenix mentions a line that was already really funny on its own: "When something smells, it's usually the Butz".

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* BrickJoke: In BrickJoke:
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case 1-4, Phoenix mentions a line that was already really funny on its own: "When something smells, it's usually the Butz".Butz".
**In case 1-5, upon examining a white rope outlining the victim's body, Ema goes off onto a tangent where she deduces that the victim was murdered by being crushed to death by the door of the trunk the body was found in. In ''Trials and Tribulations'' upon examining a similar outline coming out of a safe, Maya comes to the exact same conclusion: that the victim was murdered by being crushed to death by the safe door.
9th Aug '17 5:03:17 PM rjd1922
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*** 4-4: A man works to have a new and experimental judiciary system in place for the trial with the intention of influencing the outcome, he has a multifaceted personal stake in said trial, and he actively collects evidence for the defense. In addition, one of the jurors is the defense attorney's biological mother.

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*** 4-4: A man works to have a new and experimental judiciary system in place for the trial with the intention of influencing the outcome, he has a multifaceted personal stake in said trial, and he actively collects evidence for the defense. In addition, one of the jurors is the [[spoiler:the defense attorney's biological mother.mother]], and the witness the defense tries to paint as the murderer [[spoiler:was previously convicted of killing this juror's husband]].
30th Jul '17 2:07:35 PM Chytus
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* AmateurSleuth: Despite the fact that the defense attorneys have no police training whatsoever, it's also their job to do all the detective work for their client- you don't have any kind of [[Franchise/PerryMason Paul Drake]] equivalent. It's been stated on-record in interviews that the entire series is [[TakeThat a gigantic middle finger to the Japanese judicial system]], which is ''[[FridgeHorror quite accurately depicted]]'' in the games.

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* AmateurSleuth: Despite the fact that the defense attorneys have no police training whatsoever, it's also their job to do all the detective work for their client- you don't have any kind of [[Franchise/PerryMason Paul Drake]] equivalent. It's been stated on-record in interviews that the entire series is [[TakeThat a gigantic middle finger to the Japanese judicial system]], which is ''[[FridgeHorror quite accurately depicted]]'' depicted in the games.



** In ''Apollo Justice'' and ''Investigations'', Phoenix and Edgeworth respectively seem to have a fondness for "grape juice." In huge glass bottles, in bars and VIP lounges. [[FrothyMugsOfWater One might think that this is censorship of wine]], however, not only is the substitution of grape juice in both the English and Japanese versions, but [[FridgeLogic why would they need to censor alcohol in a game about violent murders]]? This is lampshaded by Athena in Case 6-5 where she asks if Phoenix enjoyed the "fermented kind" but Apollo stated that it was the normal kind.

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** In ''Apollo Justice'' and ''Investigations'', Phoenix and Edgeworth respectively seem to have a fondness for "grape juice." In huge glass bottles, in bars and VIP lounges. [[FrothyMugsOfWater One might think that this is censorship of wine]], however, not only is the substitution of grape juice in both the English and Japanese versions, but [[FridgeLogic why would they need to censor alcohol in a game about violent murders]]? murders? This is lampshaded by Athena in Case 6-5 where she asks if Phoenix enjoyed the "fermented kind" but Apollo stated that it was the normal kind.
25th Jul '17 3:04:35 AM jnv11
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** Case 1-3 involves a [[spoiler:manslaughter in self-defence]] and case 2-3 also involves a [[spoiler:manslaughter, though the law of transferred intent applies]].

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** Case 1-3 involves a [[spoiler:manslaughter in self-defence]] and case 2-3 also involves a [[spoiler:manslaughter, though the law of transferred intent applies]].[[spoiler:KillingInSelfDefense]].



*** Subverted in case 6-3, where the deaths turn out to be [[spoiler:a manslaughter in self-defense and a suicide, respectively]].

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*** Subverted in case 6-3, where the deaths turn out to be [[spoiler:a manslaughter in self-defense perfectly justified KillingInSelfDefense [[AssassinOutclassin against an assassin]] and a suicide, respectively]].
20th Jul '17 10:29:30 PM TheCuza
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** ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for All''
** ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations''

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** ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Attorney – Justice for All''
** ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Attorney – Trials and Tribulations''
13th Jul '17 2:00:42 AM Synchronicity
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* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel: Used to make character designs stand out compared to the standard suits you'd expect from a CourtroomDrama. There's the von Karmas and their cravats, the Marshall brothers and their cowboy attire, Simon and his samurai get up, etcetera. Justified with the Feys; they wear traditional robes relevant to their discipline.
11th Jul '17 10:50:21 PM Synchronicity
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** The first game already had spirit channeling as an important plot point, children television conspiracies and Phoenix [[MakeTheDogTestify making a parrot testify]]. However, the character designs are relatively tame.

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** The first game already had spirit channeling as an important plot point, children television conspiracies and Phoenix [[MakeTheDogTestify making a parrot testify]]. However, the character designs are relatively tame.tame, with Maya's "weird outfit" even used as a plot point (which would hold no water by the later games, where ''everyone'' has over-the-top designs).



* INeverSaidItWasPoison: Some cases are solved by tricking the killer into saying something they shouldn't know about when claiming not to be involved.



* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Winston Payne, minus the "Sympathetic" part.
* INeverSaidItWasPoison: Some cases are solved by tricking the killer into saying something they shouldn't know about when claiming not to be involved.

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* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Winston Payne, minus the "Sympathetic" part.
* INeverSaidItWasPoison: Some cases are solved by tricking
part. For someone called a "Rookie Killer," it's quite satisfying to see him soundly beaten at the killer into saying something they shouldn't know about when claiming end of every tutorial case. He wins more sympathy points in hindsight for seemingly not to be involved.being corrupt, unlike his brother.



* InterrogatingTheDead: Certainly a possibility, given the existence of [[WillingChanneler spirit mediums]] in the setting, but rarely used by the protagonists [[HoldingBackThePhlebotinum despite Maya and Pearl being spirit mediums]]. It does occasionally happen, though.
** It's justified in the original trilogy. Even prior to the first game, this was only used as a last resort -- the police turned to the Kurain Channeling Technique when they had no leads left in Gregory Edgeworth's murder. The technique was dragged through the mud when Misty Fey implicated a man who was later found innocent. The possibility of this happening is the reason spirit testimonies don't really hold much water in court.
** In ''Trials and Tribulations'', Phoenix gets to do this to [[spoiler: Dahlia's vengeful ghost]].
** ''Spirit of Justice'' introduces the Divination Seance, where Rayfa calls forth the victim's spirit and shows the court their last moments. Supposedly, the court is to use this information in order to deduce the murderer. The game also has the first straight example in that a dead person is knowingly channeled and called to the witness stand to testify and be cross-examined onscreen, via [[spoiler: Maya channeling Tahrust Inmee]] in 6-3.



* ItsAlwaysSpring: Sun, green trees, and blue skies nearly all-year round, sometimes even in cases that take place in what should be winter (eg. the bulk of ''Dual Destinies''). Justified in the localization, which takes place in (presumably Southern) California, which does have pretty mild winters. Averted in the supplementary material, which frequently has material set around winter and the like.

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* ItsAlwaysSpring: Sun, green trees, and blue skies nearly all-year round, sometimes even in cases that take place in what should be winter (eg. the bulk of ''Dual Destinies''). Destinies'')[[note]]It's visibly winter in case 1-4, however, which takes place around Christmas[[/note]]. Justified in the localization, which takes place in (presumably Southern) Southern California, which does have pretty mild winters. Averted in the supplementary material, which frequently has material set around winter and the like.



** Throughout, whenever flowers are examined or brought up, Phoenix always mentions that the only ones he can identify are tulips and sunflowers. In the final case of ''Apollo Justice'' he has an epiphany and realizes that he can identify roses too.

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** Throughout, whenever flowers are examined or brought up, Phoenix always mentions that the only ones he can identify are tulips and sunflowers. In the final case of ''Apollo Justice'' he has an epiphany and realizes that he can identify roses too. This is brought back again in "Turnabout Time Traveler," when Edgeworth hotly objects to Phoenix presenting flowers as evidence.



* TheVonTropeFamily: The von Karmas.
* WaistcoatOfStyle: Phoenix sports one in ''Ace Attorney 5''. His protégé Apollo wears one as well in lieu of a full two piece suit, and Edgeworth wears one under his glorious cravat.

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* TheVonTropeFamily: The von Karmas.
Karmas, who are very intimidating and very European.
* WaistcoatOfStyle: Phoenix sports one in ''Ace Attorney 5''.5'', which makes him look more dignified than his design in the original trilogy. His protégé Apollo wears one as well in lieu of a full two piece suit, and Edgeworth wears one under his glorious cravat.
29th Jun '17 11:05:14 AM infernape612
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*** 1-4, 3-5, and 6-5: Prosecutors are allowed to remain in their role after being directly accused of criminal activity related to the case at hand.
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