History TearJerker / PhoenixWrightAceAttorney

25th Jul '17 5:27:46 PM TheVictoryStar
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* If you present Lana your attorney's badge when first seeing her at the beginning of the case, Phoenix comments on how he polishes his badge every day. She says, "In a few years, the gold plating will flake off. Then we'll see the real you. [...] Give it three years. Then we'll see what you have become." [[{{HarsherInHindsight}} Given what would eventually happen to Phoenix several years later and what it did to his reputation as a lawyer...]]
12th Jul '17 11:58:58 AM dreamsepilogue
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--> '''The Judge:''' [[WeUsedToBeFriends I knew you as you used to be, long ago. You were once a fine investigator, and an example to others on the force.]] [[BrokenPedestal I'm sorry to learn that you are no longer that person.]]
--> '''Gant:''' [[ThatManIsDead Those days are gone now, Udgey.]] Thanks for all the memories, though... Don't worry, you'll be fine! [[GracefulLoser Now you have Wrighto here... and Worthy. With these two around, you can't go wrong... You see, if I listen carefully, I can hear it right now... The sound of a new beginning! ]]
12th Apr '17 2:50:16 PM SenorCornholio
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--> ''The only time a lawyer can cry is when it's all over.''
24th Sep '16 11:25:49 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Godot blaming Phoenix for the deaths of Mia and Maya. Even if you know it's not true, Phoenix still thinks he's responsible for what happened to them both. And then as it turns out, Godot was just outwardly blaming Phoenix to hide the fact that deep down inside, he's blaming ''himself'', even though neither him nor Phoenix could've stopped her death from happening. He may be a wise-cracking coffee addict who fearlessly looks a Mafia/yakuza thug in the eye, [[SadClown but he's one of the most tragic characters in the game]].

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* Godot blaming Phoenix for the deaths of Mia and Maya. Even if you know it's not true, Phoenix still thinks he's responsible for what happened to them both. And then as it turns out, Godot was just outwardly blaming Phoenix to hide the fact that deep down inside, he's blaming ''himself'', even though neither him nor Phoenix could've stopped her death from happening.happening (Phoenix was out and about and had no idea about the whole incident, while Godot was still ''in a coma''). He may be a wise-cracking coffee addict who fearlessly looks a Mafia/yakuza thug in the eye, [[SadClown but he's one of the most tragic characters in the game]].
24th Sep '16 11:25:14 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Godot blaming Phoenix for the deaths of Mia and Maya. Even if you know it's not true, Phoenix still thinks he's responsible for what happened to them both. And then as it turns out, Godot was just blaming Phoenix to hide the fact that deep down inside, he's blaming ''himself'', even though neither him nor Phoenix could've stopped her death from happening. He may be a wise-cracking coffee addict who fearlessly looks a Mafia/yakuza thug in the eye, [[SadClown but he's one of the most tragic characters in the game]].

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* Godot blaming Phoenix for the deaths of Mia and Maya. Even if you know it's not true, Phoenix still thinks he's responsible for what happened to them both. And then as it turns out, Godot was just outwardly blaming Phoenix to hide the fact that deep down inside, he's blaming ''himself'', even though neither him nor Phoenix could've stopped her death from happening. He may be a wise-cracking coffee addict who fearlessly looks a Mafia/yakuza thug in the eye, [[SadClown but he's one of the most tragic characters in the game]].
24th Sep '16 11:24:52 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Godot blaming Phoenix for the deaths of Mia and Maya. Even if you know it's not true, Phoenix still thinks he's responsible for what happened to them both. And then as it turns out, Godot was just blaming Phoenix to hide the fact that deep down inside, he's blaming ''himself'', even though neither him nor Phoenix could've stopped her death from happening. He may be a wise-cracking coffee addict who fearlessly looks a Mafia/yakuza thug in the eye, but [[SadClown he's one of the most tragic characters in the game]].

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* Godot blaming Phoenix for the deaths of Mia and Maya. Even if you know it's not true, Phoenix still thinks he's responsible for what happened to them both. And then as it turns out, Godot was just blaming Phoenix to hide the fact that deep down inside, he's blaming ''himself'', even though neither him nor Phoenix could've stopped her death from happening. He may be a wise-cracking coffee addict who fearlessly looks a Mafia/yakuza thug in the eye, but [[SadClown but he's one of the most tragic characters in the game]].
24th Sep '16 11:24:43 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Godot blaming Phoenix for the deaths of Mia and Maya. Even if you know it's not true, Phoenix still thinks he's responsible for what happened to them both.

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* Godot blaming Phoenix for the deaths of Mia and Maya. Even if you know it's not true, Phoenix still thinks he's responsible for what happened to them both. And then as it turns out, Godot was just blaming Phoenix to hide the fact that deep down inside, he's blaming ''himself'', even though neither him nor Phoenix could've stopped her death from happening. He may be a wise-cracking coffee addict who fearlessly looks a Mafia/yakuza thug in the eye, but [[SadClown he's one of the most tragic characters in the game]].
19th Aug '16 8:43:43 AM OlfinBedwere
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* ''Oldbag'' of all people actually gets one during the third investigation day, when you prove beyond all doubt that Hammer drugged Powers, stole the Steel Samurai costume and tried to kill Vasquez. She's visibly crushed at the realisation that her idol committed some serious misdeeds, and subsequently spills the beans on the secrets that she's been keeping under wraps at Vasquez's bequest. It's probably the only time in the series when she seems genuinely human, instead of cartoonishly curmudgeonly or a StalkerWithACrush.
30th Jul '16 7:53:06 PM Aesmerda
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* When you see Edgeworth in the Detention Center, the first time he holds his arm and looks away with that extremely troubled look on his face is really quite sad. Up to that point, pretty much the only emotions he has shown are boredom, smug confidence, and anger. Also he believes that he killed his own father. The guilt has haunted him for 15 years, as has a nightmare that he has EVERY NIGHT. And when he initially tries to refuse Phoenix's help... When he says to Wright "I was the true criminal of DL-6. I killed my father." that's just too sad. Especially when you play it a second time, and you know that he's not responsible after all. And, in Rise from the Ashes (Case 1-5) when Edgeworth is considering resigning, even though the forged evidence he used wasn't his fault, and he had no idea. "I've always made my own decisions about what I can or cannot do... Forgiving myself is something I cannot do." He's really quite a tragic character.

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* Miles Edgeworth's backstory: as a kid, he wanted to be a defence attorney just like his father, and defended Phoenix passionately in his class trial, believing strongly in the protection of the innocent and the pursuit of justice. Then his beloved father was murdered, the killer was never caught, and he grew up with an unnatural hatred for criminals (and a crippling phobia of earthquakes and, probably, elevators). He was raised and mentored by his father's rival, who demanded absolute perfection and a guilty verdict for every case, and later becomes a genius prosecutor with a terrifying reputation. And for fifteen years he is haunted by a nightmare that makes him believe he killed his father. And then, when he is accused of murder, he initially refuses Phoenix's- his childhood best friend's- help. Even when you finally prove him innocent, he confesses to the murder of his father fifteen years ago. This would be a brutal case of BreakTheHaughty, but he was broken a ''long'' time ago.
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When you see Edgeworth in the Detention Center, the first time he holds his arm and looks away with that extremely troubled look on his face is really quite sad. Up to that point, pretty much the only emotions he has shown are boredom, smug confidence, and anger. Also he believes that he killed his own father. The guilt has haunted him for 15 years, as has a nightmare that he has EVERY NIGHT. And when he initially tries to refuse Phoenix's help... When he says to Wright "I was the true criminal of DL-6. I killed my father." that's just too sad. Especially when you play it a second time, and you know that he's not responsible after all. And, in Rise from the Ashes (Case 1-5) when Edgeworth is considering resigning, even though the forged evidence he used wasn't his fault, and he had no idea. "I've always made my own decisions about what I can or cannot do... Forgiving myself is something I cannot do." He's really quite a tragic character.
25th Jul '16 4:56:32 AM totoofze47
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-->-- '''[[spoiler:Prosecutor Godot]]''', ''Trials and Tribulations -- Case 5: Bridge to the Turnabout''

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-->-- '''[[spoiler:Prosecutor Godot]]''', '''Prosecutor Godot''', ''Trials and Tribulations -- Case 5: Bridge to the Turnabout''



** Also, when Ema tells you that she became a budding scientific investigator to give the police lots of evidence so Lana wouldn't have to forge it. D'awwww...[[spoiler: Kind of helps make her faliure to become a true forensic investigator during the fourth game a lot sadder...]]

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** Also, when Ema tells you that she became a budding scientific investigator to give the police lots of evidence so Lana wouldn't have to forge it. D'awwww...[[spoiler: Kind of helps make her faliure to become a true forensic investigator during the fourth game a lot sadder...]]



*** Hell, even long before discovering that [[spoiler: Matt Engarde is the culprit all along]], pushing and coercing Adrian who initially appears to be the true culprit, into breaking point in the first trial doesn't feel as satisfying as many other witnesses in other cases, due to the entire scenario plays out as bullying an emotionally ill and mentally vulnerable woman into breaking point.

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*** Hell, even long before discovering that [[spoiler: Matt Engarde is the culprit all along]], along, pushing and coercing Adrian who initially appears to be the true culprit, into breaking point in the first trial doesn't feel as satisfying as many other witnesses in other cases, due to the entire scenario plays out as bullying an emotionally ill and mentally vulnerable woman into breaking point.



** 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 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.

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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 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 Just imagine how hard it must be for Phoenix in that situation.
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