History NightmareFuel / AceAttorney

21st May '18 3:45:37 PM SolidSonicTH
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* Dhurke's [[spoiler:final request before expiring was for Maya to channel his spirit. He dies and Maya channels his spirit right then. Leaving aside how unnerving it must have been to watch someone die then try to channel them right afterwards (Maya is only accustomed to channeling the deceased after some time had passed since their death), there's the matter that Dhurke was channeled right after he died, meaning the first thing he got to see was ''his own body'' lying on the ground, dead. Imagine having an out-of-body experience on an operating table but it's 100% real and you ''know'' that the only link you have left to the living world is the spirit medium channeling you at that moment]]. It's enough to drive a person mad but Dhurke perseveres on because he has UnfinishedBusiness.
19th May '18 11:04:41 AM crazysamaritan
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* Remember the [[spoiler:Dahlia]] silhouette? Well, TheReveal of the real killer in "Bridge to the Turnabout" likewise goes for subtle ShowDontTell tension and a MoodWhiplash payoff instead of outright confirmation. [[spoiler:The lights go out... and suddenly, there's an ominous [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] glow coming from a certain new AffablyEvil prosecutor you've probably come to love. And his reaction? A quick chuckle and congratulations, no comedic coffee-throwing or anything like you've come to expect. Sure, he ultimately turns out to be a SympatheticMurderer whose action was actually half-justified (in contrast to Dahlia, who was ironically his intended AssholeVictim), but this particular moment is when Godot officially enters KnightOfCerebus territory.]]

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* Remember the [[spoiler:Dahlia]] silhouette? Well, TheReveal of the real killer in "Bridge to the Turnabout" likewise goes for subtle ShowDontTell tension and a MoodWhiplash payoff instead of outright confirmation. [[spoiler:The lights go out... and suddenly, there's an ominous [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] glow coming from a certain new AffablyEvil prosecutor you've probably come to love. And his reaction? A quick chuckle and congratulations, no comedic coffee-throwing or anything like you've come to expect. Sure, he ultimately turns out to be a SympatheticMurderer whose action was actually half-justified (in contrast to Dahlia, who was ironically his intended AssholeVictim), but this particular moment is when Godot officially enters KnightOfCerebus territory.AssholeVictim).]]
11th May '18 9:00:25 AM SolidSonicTH
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** If we're going down that road you have to also mention [[http://aceattorney.wikia.com/wiki/File:Unknown_Woman.png this mugshot]] (in HD-quality just for extra chilly points) from the previous case, ''Turnabout Beginnings''. Again, same as before: you can easily tell who this is supposed to be and you know what she's capable of because this isn't the first time you've seen this character. But all you're given is a shadowed, featureless mugshot to go by, even though the outline tells you right away who you're dealing with. Going back to the "back-turned" pose from the top of the ''Trials & Tribulations'' section, this strikes the same unsettling chord. Stare into it for awhile and, combined with what you know about the character, it will make your blood run cold and linger in your mind. It's as though someone was asked to draw a picture [[spoiler:Dahlia Hawthorne's]] soul.

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** If we're going down that road you have to also mention [[http://aceattorney.wikia.com/wiki/File:Unknown_Woman.png this mugshot]] (in HD-quality just for extra chilly points) from the previous case, ''Turnabout Beginnings''. Again, same as before: you can easily tell who this is supposed to be and you know what she's capable of because this isn't the first time you've seen this character. But all you're given is a shadowed, featureless mugshot to go by, even though the outline tells you right away who you're dealing with. Going back to the "back-turned" pose from the top of the ''Trials & Tribulations'' section, this strikes the same unsettling chord. Stare into it for awhile and, combined with what you know about the character, it will make your blood run cold and linger in your mind. It's as though someone was asked to draw a picture of [[spoiler:Dahlia Hawthorne's]] soul.
11th May '18 8:59:47 AM SolidSonicTH
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** If we're going down that road you have to also mention [[http://aceattorney.wikia.com/wiki/File:Unknown_Woman.png this mugshot]] (in HD-quality just for extra chilly points) from the previous case, ''Turnabout Beginnings''. Again, same as before: you can easily tell who this is supposed to be and you know what she's capable of because this isn't the first time you've seen this character. But all you're given is a shadowed, featureless mugshot to go by, even though the outline tells you right away who you're dealing with. Going back to the "back-turned" pose from the top of the ''Trials & Tribulations'' section, this strikes the same unsettling chord. Stare into it for awhile and, combined with what you know about the character, it will make your blood run cold and linger in your mind. It's as though someone was asked to draw a picture [[spoiler:Dahlia Hawthorne's]] soul.
7th Mar '18 6:31:39 PM BcUltra1990
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* Case 3 features a death by [[spoiler:being locked inside a burning carriage and slowly burning to death.]] Not a pleasant way to go.

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* Case 3 features a death by [[spoiler:being locked inside a burning carriage and slowly burning to death.]] Not Even though the victim [[spoiler:is the BigBad [[TheBadGuyWins who got away]] [[KarmaHoudini with his original crime]]]] that is '''not''' a pleasant way to go.
18th Feb '18 3:14:28 PM Kookosbanaani
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* [[spoiler:Blaise Debeste]] is practically NightmareFuel personified. The very idea of a ''68 year old'' PsychopathicManchild is incredibly disturbing in itself, and almost from his first appearance he's horribly verbally abusing his own son. And it only gets worse as you learn more of what he did... [[spoiler:holding a foreign president for ransom and ''having him assassinated anyway'', auctioning off ''evidence from past cases'', brutally murdering another person who found out, forging evidence in the past and using that fact to blackmail coroner who helped him, and her family, later on, kidnapping the judge's son to manipulate his own trial... and then you remember that this guy was Chief Prosecutor for who knows how long, [[FridgeHorror and is implied to have killed more people in the past, including his wife.]]]] And to make matters worse, ''he has a voiced Objection'', and it somehow manages to be worse than von Karma's and Alba's ''combined''. It sounds practically demonic.

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* [[spoiler:Blaise Debeste]] is practically NightmareFuel personified. The very idea of a ''68 year old'' PsychopathicManchild is incredibly disturbing in itself, and almost from his first appearance he's horribly verbally abusing his own son. And it only gets worse as you learn more of what he did... [[spoiler:holding a foreign president for ransom and ''having him assassinated anyway'', auctioning off ''evidence from past cases'', brutally murdering another person who found out, forging evidence in the past and using that fact to blackmail coroner who helped him, and her family, later on, kidnapping the judge's son to manipulate his own trial... and then you remember that this guy was Chief Prosecutor for who knows how long, [[FridgeHorror and is implied to have killed more people in the past, including his wife.]]]] And to make matters worse, ''he has a voiced Objection'', and it somehow manages to be worse than von Karma's and Alba's ''combined''. It sounds practically demonic. He also [[spoiler: gave Von Karma the only penalty during his entire career which sent DL-6 incident in motion, making him the GreaterScopeVillain in the ''entire'' series.]]
11th Feb '18 1:45:06 PM SenorCornholio
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** He certainly sounds like a demon too, especially in the English dub. You thought he was terrifying already? Try listening to his dub VA channeling his inner ''Creator/TonyJay'' every time he speaks!
1st Jan '18 5:24:00 PM BcUltra1990
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** The ''sheer hatred'' of defense attorneys in Khura'in is beyond crazy. The only other notable time Phoenix himself faced [[UpToEleven such an]] [[KangarooCourt antagonistic courtroom]]? [[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVSPhoenixWrightAceAttorney Labyrinthia's Witch Trials.]] The main difference between the two? [[spoiler: Labyrinthia is a fake city with no actual casualties.]] Khura'in is far worse because it is all Life and Death for both the defendant and the defense attorney.

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** The ''sheer hatred'' of defense attorneys in Khura'in is beyond crazy. The only other notable time Phoenix himself faced [[UpToEleven such an]] [[KangarooCourt antagonistic courtroom]]? It was [[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVSPhoenixWrightAceAttorney Labyrinthia's Witch Trials.]] The main difference between the two? [[spoiler: Labyrinthia is a fake city [[EveryoneLives with no actual casualties.casualties]].]] Khura'in is far worse because it is all Life and Death for both of its government ever since [[spoiler: [[TheCaligula Ga'ran]]]] came into power. Because of the defendant and the DC Act, defense attorney.attorneys are scarce in Khura'in and that led to cases that led to the deaths of many innocents because of the lack of actual interpretation of the Divination Seance. Both of this created an infamous reputation that created the "Courts of Despair".
1st Jan '18 10:30:35 AM ACW
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** The first instance where [[spoiler: you're forced to make a choice between a 'Guilty' or a 'Not Guilty', with the 'Guilty' option resulting in Maya's death, and the 'Not Guilty' option resulting in [[TheWoobie Adrian Andrews]] taking the fall for [[CompleteMonster Matt Engarde's]] crimes. While you're fretting over which choice is the right one to take, the screen is frozen on Matt Engarde's sneering face, as if he was [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou looking directly at you with malicious glee]]]]. During this event, you cannot even save your game. You're forced to make a choice right there and then. [[spoiler: Fortunately after making your choice, [[BigDamnHeroes Franziska snaps her whip and barges into the courtroom with new evidence in hand]] to help Phoenix finally turn the tables on Matt Engarde]].

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** The first instance where [[spoiler: you're forced to make a choice between a 'Guilty' or a 'Not Guilty', with the 'Guilty' option resulting in Maya's death, and the 'Not Guilty' option resulting in [[TheWoobie Adrian Andrews]] taking the fall for [[CompleteMonster Matt Engarde's]] Engarde's crimes. While you're fretting over which choice is the right one to take, the screen is frozen on Matt Engarde's sneering face, as if he was [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou looking directly at you with malicious glee]]]]. During this event, you cannot even save your game. You're forced to make a choice right there and then. [[spoiler: Fortunately after making your choice, [[BigDamnHeroes Franziska snaps her whip and barges into the courtroom with new evidence in hand]] to help Phoenix finally turn the tables on Matt Engarde]].
30th Dec '17 3:11:25 PM BcUltra1990
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** The ''sheer hatred'' of defense attornies in Khura'in is beyond crazy. The only other notable time Phoenix himself faced such an antagonistic courtroom? [[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVSPhoenixWrightAceAttorney Labyrinthia's Witch Trials.]] The main difference between the two? [[spoiler: Labyrinthia is a fake city with no actual casualties.]] Khura'in is far worse because it is all Life and Death for both the defendant and the defense attorney.

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** The ''sheer hatred'' of defense attornies attorneys in Khura'in is beyond crazy. The only other notable time Phoenix himself faced [[UpToEleven such an an]] [[KangarooCourt antagonistic courtroom? courtroom]]? [[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVSPhoenixWrightAceAttorney Labyrinthia's Witch Trials.]] The main difference between the two? [[spoiler: Labyrinthia is a fake city with no actual casualties.]] Khura'in is far worse because it is all Life and Death for both the defendant and the defense attorney.
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