History TearJerker / PhoenixWrightAceAttorney

25th Apr '16 10:54:25 PM Upgrader
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* Mimi Miney's story. There isn't really anything that tells you that Mimi actually wanted to do all that. She fell asleep while driving because of being exploited by Dr. Grey? True, it was an accident. She said she took her purse and got out of the car as fast as she could? True, though with the panic she might have taken Ini's. Dr. Hotti said that they used her car licence photo to reconstruct her face? True, but he also said that the car license was burnt with the rest of the car. The doctors could have made a terrible mistake. And finally, did she take the place of her sister? Yes, she did. But she had no other choice. And it's not like she liked doing it, either. She breaks up in tears when talking about how much she hates her life, how much she hates the occult and how sorry she is for everything. And spending a whole year doing something you hate, without being able to complain because you're meant to love it? No wonder she promised revenge against Grey. And actually didn't break her promise.
* When Maya is arrested in Case 2-2 for the murder of Dr. Grey, she's convinced that she ''is'' the one who killed him, and emphatically tells Phoenix that he can't take her case, because she's a murderer and he'll lose. Phoenix tells her "Stop it!", making it clear that he will not abandon her. That's when she breaks down into tears.

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* Mimi Miney's story. There isn't really anything that tells you that Mimi actually wanted to do all that. She caused the death of 14 patients? Yes, but if her version of the story is correct, her mixing up the meds was only a result of Grey overworking her. She fell asleep while driving because of due to being exploited by Dr. Grey? investigated about the malpractice incident? True, it was an accident. She said she took her purse and got out of the car as fast as she could? True, though with the panic she might have taken mistakenly grabbed Ini's. Dr. Hotti said Really, it's quite possible that they used her car licence photo to reconstruct her face? True, but he also said that the car license was burnt with the rest a mistake while getting out of the car. The fiery car led to the doctors could have made making a terrible mistake.mistake, and giving her Ini's face instead. And finally, did she take the place of her sister? Yes, she did. But she had no other choice.choice, her previous life was destroyed by the malpractice incident. And it's not like she liked doing it, either. She After being exposed, she breaks up in tears when talking about how much she hates her life, how much she hates the occult and how sorry she is for everything. And spending living as Ini in general. With good reason, too. Spending a whole year doing something you hate, without being able to complain because you're meant "supposed" to love it? No Yeah, no wonder she promised revenge against Grey. And actually didn't break her promise.
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* When Maya is arrested in Case 2-2 for the murder of Dr. Grey, she's convinced that she ''is'' the one who killed him, and emphatically tells Phoenix that he can't take her case, because she's a murderer and he'll lose. Phoenix tells her "Stop it!", making it clear that he will not abandon her. That's when she breaks down into tears.



-->'''Nick:'''I just can't imagine the listening device being inside this alarm clock. It just, um, sort of reminded me of something that happened a long time ago...

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-->'''Nick:'''I -->'''Nick:''' I just can't imagine the listening device being inside this alarm clock. It just, um, sort of reminded me of something that happened a long time ago...



* In 3-5, when Dahlia taunts Phoenix (and [[PlayerPunch the player]]) by suggesting that Maya, stricken with guilt from killing her own mother, killed herself. The aforementioned "Phoenix holding his head down on the bench" sprite comes into play again. Fortunately, Maya didn't kill Misty nor did she off herself, but Phoenix hasn't come to that conclusion yet.

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* In 3-5, when Dahlia taunts Phoenix (and [[PlayerPunch the player]]) by suggesting that Maya, stricken with guilt from killing her own mother, killed herself. The aforementioned "Phoenix holding his head down on the bench" sprite from 2-4 comes into play again. Fortunately, Maya didn't kill Misty nor did she off herself, but Phoenix hasn't come to that conclusion yet.
23rd Apr '16 4:21:03 PM valar55
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* Even though Cindy Stone was no saint, she DID love Larry, or at least held him in high regard. Her death left a big impact on him, who even wanted to be declared guilty and given the death penalty. True, Larry loves to exaggerate and to overreact, and yes, he got better; but it's still quite sad to see him that broken and to know [[ThrowTheDogABone someone who actually appreaciated his art]] just died.

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* Even though Cindy Stone was no saint, she DID love Larry, or at least held him in high regard. Her death left a big impact on him, who even wanted to be declared guilty and given the death penalty. True, Larry loves to exaggerate and to overreact, and yes, he got better; but it's still quite sad to see him that broken and to know [[ThrowTheDogABone someone who actually appreaciated appreciated his art]] just died.
5th Mar '16 11:28:24 AM Angeldeb82
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Examples here are entirely for the [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Phoenix Wright Trilogy]]; moments specific to ''[[TearJerker/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Apollo Justice]]'', ''[[TearJerker/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Investigations]]'', or ''[[TearJerker/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' can be found on the said pages.

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Examples here are entirely for the [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Phoenix Wright Trilogy]]; moments specific to ''[[TearJerker/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Apollo Justice]]'', ''TearJerker/{{Apollo Justice|AceAttorney}}'', ''[[TearJerker/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Investigations]]'', or ''[[TearJerker/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' can be found on the said pages.



* Again, the story of the case. Maya's kidnapping, the near conviction of the innocent Adrian Andrews, trying to prove the guilty-as-hell Engarde innocent, the gallery's reactions, the multiple close calls on Maya's situation, the SadisticChoice where there is little hope for TakingAThirdOption, and the Bad Ending. One of the best cases, but definitively one of the most heartbreaking of them.
** In the middle of this stressful case, you're on the verge of rescuing Maya only to discover that you're too late and the villain has made his getaway. All that's left is a message from Maya, bravely telling you to forget about her safety and get the scumbag convicted. And as you're reading it, Maya's face appears on the screen in a visual voiceover, and ''then'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRRs0VnO-FY the slow version of her theme starts up.]]
** [[AccuseTheWitness Accusing The Witness]] takes a decidedly [[DudeNotFunny non-comedic turn]] in this case, where you are [[ButThouMust forced]] to accuse Adrian Andrews, who by this point is TheWoobie, just to buy time. If that's not bad enough, you know full well that you're buying time to ''defend'' a [[MagnificentBastard bastard so magnificent]] that he produced a glass of cognac from HammerSpace just to swirl it in your face as he taunts you, the player. The game also forces you to press the button yourself, a la the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'', to increase your complicity that much more.

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* Again, the story of the case. Maya's kidnapping, the near conviction of the innocent Adrian Andrews, trying to prove the guilty-as-hell Engarde innocent, the gallery's reactions, the multiple close calls on Maya's situation, the SadisticChoice where there is little hope for TakingAThirdOption, [[TakeAThirdOption Taking a Third Option]], and the Bad Ending. One of the best cases, but definitively one of the most heartbreaking of them.
** In the middle of this stressful case, you're on the verge of rescuing Maya only to discover that you're too late and the villain has made his getaway. All that's left is a message from Maya, bravely telling you to forget about her safety and get the scumbag convicted. And as you're reading it, Maya's face appears on the screen in a visual voiceover, and ''then'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRRs0VnO-FY the slow version of her theme starts up.]]
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** [[AccuseTheWitness Accusing The the Witness]] takes a decidedly [[DudeNotFunny non-comedic turn]] in this case, where you are [[ButThouMust forced]] to accuse Adrian Andrews, who by this point is TheWoobie, just to buy time. If that's not bad enough, you know full well that you're buying time to ''defend'' a [[MagnificentBastard bastard so magnificent]] that he produced a glass of cognac from HammerSpace {{Hammerspace}} just to swirl it in your face as he taunts you, the player. The game also forces you to press the button yourself, a la the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', to increase your complicity that much more.
28th Feb '16 11:39:04 PM ThatFanwiththeGlasses
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* As if the SadisticChoice near the end of the case wasn't difficult enough, immediately after making your choice, Phoenix's thoughts make you feel even worse: "Maya, I'm so sorry." This thought has that effect ''no matter what you pick''. If you choose "guilty", Phoenix is apologizing for being unable to save Maya. If you choose "not guilty", he's apologizing for putting her life before her wishes. Either way, Phoenix is truly devastated by his decision, [[Awesome/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney which makes Franziska's timely arrival all the sweeter]].

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* As if the SadisticChoice near the end of the case wasn't difficult enough, immediately after making your choice, Phoenix's thoughts make you feel even worse: "Maya, "Maya... I'm so sorry.sorry..." This thought has that effect ''no matter what you pick''. If you choose "guilty", Phoenix is apologizing for being unable to save Maya. Maya and putting the law first. If you choose "not guilty", he's apologizing for being unable to give Engarde his just deserts and putting her life before her wishes.first. Either way, Phoenix is truly devastated by his decision, [[Awesome/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney which makes Franziska's timely arrival all the sweeter]].
29th Jan '16 12:25:21 AM TaylorHyuuga
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** Not even for doing his job. He was killed all because he didn't take five minutes to change out of his uniform, which makes it even worse.
16th Dec '15 9:56:46 AM ThatFanwiththeGlasses
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Examples here are entirely for the VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightTrilogy; moments specific to ''[[TearJerker/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Apollo Justice]]'', ''[[TearJerker/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Investigations]]'', or ''[[TearJerker/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' can be found on the said pages.

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Examples here are entirely for the VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightTrilogy; [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Phoenix Wright Trilogy]]; moments specific to ''[[TearJerker/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Apollo Justice]]'', ''[[TearJerker/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Investigations]]'', or ''[[TearJerker/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' can be found on the said pages.




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* As if the SadisticChoice near the end of the case wasn't difficult enough, immediately after making your choice, Phoenix's thoughts make you feel even worse: "Maya, I'm so sorry." This thought has that effect ''no matter what you pick''. If you choose "guilty", Phoenix is apologizing for being unable to save Maya. If you choose "not guilty", he's apologizing for putting her life before her wishes. Either way, Phoenix is truly devastated by his decision, [[Awesome/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney which makes Franziska's timely arrival all the sweeter]].
7th Dec '15 4:37:16 PM Hossmeister
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Examples here are entirely for the original trilogy; moments specific to ''[[TearJerker/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Apollo Justice]]'', ''[[TearJerker/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Investigations]]'', or ''[[TearJerker/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' can be found on the said pages.

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Examples here are entirely for the original trilogy; VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightTrilogy; moments specific to ''[[TearJerker/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Apollo Justice]]'', ''[[TearJerker/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Investigations]]'', or ''[[TearJerker/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' can be found on the said pages.
18th Nov '15 2:34:43 PM LinkToTheFuture
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* The victory music is playing, the deductions are brilliant, and it was absolutely necessary to save an innocent man, but there's just something ''not right'' about making a second grader relive seeing his hero (who never loses EVER) die. The OcularGushers actually make it feel worse.

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* The victory music Cornered theme is playing, the deductions are brilliant, and it was absolutely necessary to save an innocent man, but there's just something ''not right'' about making a second grader relive seeing his hero (who never loses EVER) die. The OcularGushers actually make it feel worse.
9th Nov '15 3:57:08 AM JackieOng001
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** If you have played through Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, you know that Nick is referring to the Turnabout Sisters case where he lost his mentor, Mia. You can imagine his feelings as he is now on the verge of losing his [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend friend/ assistant]] Maya as well. He must also be weighted down by the fact that he fails to take care of Maya in Mia's steed. He experiences all this while having to put on a false facade of having things under control to cheer Pearl up. This Troper's heart breaks while he imagines how hard it must be for Phoenix in that situation.

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** If you have played through Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, you know that Nick is referring to the Turnabout Sisters case where he lost [[CoolBigSister his mentor, friend and mentor,]] Mia. You can imagine his feelings as he is now on the verge of losing his [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend friend/ assistant]] Maya as well. He must also be weighted down by the fact that he fails to take care of Maya in Mia's steed. He experiences all this while having to put on a false facade of having things under control to cheer Pearl up. This Troper's heart breaks while he imagines how hard it must be for Phoenix in that situation.
9th Nov '15 3:55:45 AM JackieOng001
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If you have played through Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, you know that Nick is referring to the Turnabout Sisters case where he lost his mentor, Mia. You can imagine his feelings as he is now on the verge of losing his [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend friend/ assistant]] Maya as well. He must also be weighted down by the fact that he fails to take care of Maya in Mia's steed. He experiences all this while having to put on a false facade of having things under control to cheer Pearl up. This Troper's heart breaks while he imagines how hard it must be for Phoenix in that situation.

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If **If you have played through Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, you know that Nick is referring to the Turnabout Sisters case where he lost his mentor, Mia. You can imagine his feelings as he is now on the verge of losing his [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend friend/ assistant]] Maya as well. He must also be weighted down by the fact that he fails to take care of Maya in Mia's steed. He experiences all this while having to put on a false facade of having things under control to cheer Pearl up. This Troper's heart breaks while he imagines how hard it must be for Phoenix in that situation.
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