History Headscratchers / AceAttorney

8th Aug '16 4:48:54 PM SeanRenaud
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* Does/Did Japan and the Ace Attorney universe not have court appointed lawyers? Throughout the first game every case involves someone that nobody wants to defend because losing to tarnish their reputation. Fortunately Phoenix is always there and for various reasons willing to take these cases but what happens if Phoenix is busy with another case? Do they defend themselves?
21st May '16 6:45:13 AM FalconPain
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* Does the courthouse have any security or surveillance whatsoever, aside from the courtroom bailiff? I'm looking at three specific situations here. 1)The very beginning of 2-1, in which a witness strikes the defense lawyer over the head with a fire extinguisher in plain sight in the defense lobby, and no one witnesses it. 2)In ''Apollo Justice'''s fourth case flashback, 3)In ''Investigations'' case 4, the only witness to anything happening in the courthouse hallway is [[spoiler:a judge using the bathroom in the opposite wing]]. Admittedly, you can't always prevent these kinds of things from happening in the courthouse, but these events go almost completely unnoticed.

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* Does the courthouse have any security or surveillance whatsoever, aside from the courtroom bailiff? I'm looking at three specific situations here. 1)The very beginning of 2-1, in which a witness strikes the defense lawyer over the head with a fire extinguisher in plain sight in the defense lobby, and no one witnesses it. 2)In ''Apollo Justice'''s fourth case flashback, [[spoiler:the defendant flees the courtroom, and only the courtroom's bailiff is involved in the pursuit]]. 3)In ''Investigations'' case 4, the only witness to anything happening in the courthouse hallway is [[spoiler:a judge using the bathroom in the opposite wing]]. Admittedly, you can't always prevent these kinds of things from happening in the courthouse, but these events go almost completely unnoticed.
2nd May '16 1:24:18 PM TaylorHyuuga
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*** If the anime is anything to go by, this is exactly what happens. Perhaps an in-universe reason is that the lawyer goes back on the testimony in his head.
26th Apr '16 7:40:23 AM Cyberlink420
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** A fight that Phoenix can't win because science and religion won't be friends unless they respect each other.

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** *** A fight that Phoenix can't win because science and religion won't be friends unless they respect each other.other.
**Maya and Ema will both be in ''Ace Attorney 6'', but Maya and Nick will be investigating cases in Kurain while Ema is still in LA, so it's unclear how often the two will ultimately end up interacting.
24th Dec '15 7:55:24 AM herpderp72
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7th Dec '15 4:41:32 PM Hossmeister
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*** Every defense attorney and every prosecutor has got one (the only exception being Lang and [[spoiler:Alba]] but they're a detective and a big bad who get to yell it a lot so they get a pass), so it's not like it doesn't follow rules. Plus, the original trilogy was already pushing the limits of their original GBA carts and not being too much kinder to their DS cards. Voices for everyone, most of which you'd only hear once or twice, it wouldn't be worth the space.

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*** Every defense attorney and every prosecutor has got one (the only exception being Lang and [[spoiler:Alba]] but they're a detective and a big bad who get to yell it a lot so they get a pass), so it's not like it doesn't follow rules. Plus, the original trilogy VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightTrilogy was already pushing the limits of their original GBA carts and not being too much kinder to their DS cards. Voices for everyone, most of which you'd only hear once or twice, it wouldn't be worth the space.
17th Nov '15 7:48:45 AM crazysamaritan
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* This series's fixation with MenAreTheExpendableGender. There are only two cases in this entire series where the victim is female, both [[spoiler:Feys]]. There's a difference between WomenInRefrigerators and avoiding killing women at all.us For that matter the lack of female murderers, it totals as three (six if you count [[spoiler:Dahlia Hawthorne's]] murders separately) Considering this series otherwise does very well on TheBechdelTest.

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* This series's fixation with MenAreTheExpendableGender. There are only two cases in this entire series where the victim is female, both [[spoiler:Feys]]. There's a difference between WomenInRefrigerators and avoiding killing women at all.us For that matter the lack of female murderers, it totals as three (six if you count [[spoiler:Dahlia Hawthorne's]] murders separately) Considering this series otherwise does very well on TheBechdelTest.separately).
14th Sep '15 1:48:57 PM SolidSonicTH
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** If ''Gyakuten Kenji 2'' is any indication, absolutely not. Apparently judges assigned to cases the prosecution is investigating can also serve in the trial for that case without squalor.

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** If ''Gyakuten Kenji 2'' is any indication, absolutely not. Apparently judges assigned to cases the prosecution is investigating can accompany them to the scene during their investigations and also serve in the trial for that case without squalor.
14th Sep '15 1:46:12 PM SolidSonicTH
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** If ''Gyakuten Kenji 2'' is any indication, absolutely not. Apparently judges assigned to cases the prosecution is investigating can also serve in the trial for that case without squalor.
11th Sep '15 12:54:13 AM ACW
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*** This explanation rubs me the wrong way. Try to imagine if the series had gone differently- specifically, if the entire cast was gender-swapped. From Justice for All onwards, Franziska was a male character who had a tendency to beat the everloving crap out of anyone who even annoyed him, sometimes ''to the point of unconsciousness''. Later on, he changes slightly- instead of whipping everyone who annoys him, he only whips women- even if it was a man who annoyed him, he'll still choose to whip the nearest woman instead, and then ''laugh with the man who annoyed him about it.'' I can't speak for you, not knowing you well enough, but for most people, he'd be a complete monster, no matter how tragic a backstory he possessed. Really, this seems to be a problem throughout the series itself- barring Dahlia and Morgan, (who just about everyone in-and-out-of-universe seems to agree are [[CompleteMonster complete monsters,]]) female characters are almost always portrayed more sympathetically than male ones, even when they've committed similar crimes. Heck, there seems to be a (minor, granted) section of the fanbase that even tries to justify Morgan's actions, attributing them more to her husband than to the one who actually performed them. It's like they can't believe a female character would ever do anything wrong unless a male character did something to incite it first. Now, that said, what I think might have made Franziska a much better (or at least, more likeable) character would be if, instead of shifting from whipping everybody to whipping just men, if she shifted from whipping everybody to whipping mainly criminals- i.e., people who've actually done something to deserve it. I don't know how well this would work from a story perspective, but in terms of her actual character, it sounds much better than turning her into some sort of misandrist. At the very least, it would be a decent 'what-if' scenario.

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*** This explanation rubs me the wrong way. Try to imagine if the series had gone differently- specifically, if the entire cast was gender-swapped. From Justice for All onwards, Franziska was a male character who had a tendency to beat the everloving crap out of anyone who even annoyed him, sometimes ''to the point of unconsciousness''. Later on, he changes slightly- instead of whipping everyone who annoys him, he only whips women- even if it was a man who annoyed him, he'll still choose to whip the nearest woman instead, and then ''laugh with the man who annoyed him about it.'' I can't speak for you, not knowing you well enough, but for most people, he'd be a complete monster, no matter how tragic a backstory he possessed. Really, this seems to be a problem throughout the series itself- barring Dahlia and Morgan, (who just about everyone in-and-out-of-universe seems to agree are [[CompleteMonster complete monsters,]]) monsters,) female characters are almost always portrayed more sympathetically than male ones, even when they've committed similar crimes. Heck, there seems to be a (minor, granted) section of the fanbase that even tries to justify Morgan's actions, attributing them more to her husband than to the one who actually performed them. It's like they can't believe a female character would ever do anything wrong unless a male character did something to incite it first. Now, that said, what I think might have made Franziska a much better (or at least, more likeable) character would be if, instead of shifting from whipping everybody to whipping just men, if she shifted from whipping everybody to whipping mainly criminals- i.e., people who've actually done something to deserve it. I don't know how well this would work from a story perspective, but in terms of her actual character, it sounds much better than turning her into some sort of misandrist. At the very least, it would be a decent 'what-if' scenario.
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