History TearJerker / PhoenixWrightAceAttorney

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.
28th Jun '16 6:46:51 PM Monolaf317
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24th Jun '16 7:19:34 PM Monolaf317
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* Simply this line from Edgeworth, where the entire screen has gone black and all you can see is his sprite and the text box: "And if you don't...you cannot change the ending of this story." It doesn't seem like he's talking to Phoenix, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall but rather]] [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall ''you'',]] [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall the player.]] It's your decision now. You're the one who has to save Maya's life for Phoenix and get Matt Engarde convicted. YOU must change the outcome of this story if you want a happy ending. That line just makes you go "Woah"...

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* Simply this line from Edgeworth, where the entire screen has gone black and all you can see is his sprite and the text box: "And if you don't...you cannot change the ending of this story." It doesn't seem like he's talking to Phoenix, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall but rather]] [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall ''you'',]] ''[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall you,]]'' [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall the player.]] It's your decision now. You're the one who has to save Maya's life for Phoenix and get Matt Engarde convicted. YOU must change the outcome of this story if you want a happy ending. That line just makes you go "Woah"...
24th Jun '16 7:18:54 PM Monolaf317
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* Simply this line from Edgeworth, where the entire screen has gone black and all you can see is his sprite and the text box: "And if you don't...you cannot change the ending of this story." It doesn't seem like he's talking to Phoenix, but rather ''you'', the player. It's your decision now. You're the one who has to save Maya's life for Phoenix and get Matt Engarde convicted. YOU must change the outcome of this story if you want a happy ending. That line just makes you go "Woah"...

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* Simply this line from Edgeworth, where the entire screen has gone black and all you can see is his sprite and the text box: "And if you don't...you cannot change the ending of this story." It doesn't seem like he's talking to Phoenix, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall but rather ''you'', rather]] [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall ''you'',]] [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall the player. player.]] It's your decision now. You're the one who has to save Maya's life for Phoenix and get Matt Engarde convicted. YOU must change the outcome of this story if you want a happy ending. That line just makes you go "Woah"...















5th Jun '16 8:30:35 PM Chariset
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Examples here are entirely for the [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Phoenix Wright Trilogy]]; moments specific to ''TearJerker/{{Apollo Justice|AceAttorney}}'', ''[[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/{{Apollo Justice|AceAttorney}}'', ''[[TearJerker/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Investigations]]'', or ''[[TearJerker/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' or [[TearJerker/AceAttorneyAnime the 2016 anime]] can be found on the said their own pages.



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* The entire segment of Mia's death is a lot harder to watch animated. Plus, [[AngstWhatAngst unlike the game]], there is a brief scene of the day after Maya's arrest where both her and Phoenix are shown noticeably affected by her death.
* The scene where Cody tearfully admits to seeing his beloved hero, the Steel Samurai, behind killed.
* The scene where Grossberg tell Phoenix and Maya about DL-6 and tearfully apologizes to Maya for leaking the information about Misty to White. It's even accompanied by the new versions of the Steel Samurai Ballad and the DL-6 Reminiscence theme.

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5th Jun '16 7:42:32 PM tatiana
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** Worse yet, the gallery ''boos at you'' for daring to defend someone who is by now obviously guilty. Phoenix is already in deep shit, and the crowd ganging up on him just makes it worse, ignorance of Maya's kidnapping aside.
24th May '16 8:55:01 AM Upgrader
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[[folder:''2016 Anime'']]
* The entire segment of Mia's death is a lot harder to watch animated. Plus, [[AngstWhatAngst unlike the game]], there is a brief scene of the day after Maya's arrest where both her and Phoenix are shown noticeably affected by her death.
* The scene where Cody tearfully admits to seeing his beloved hero, the Steel Samurai, behind killed.
* The scene where Grossberg tell Phoenix and Maya about DL-6 and tearfully apologizes to Maya for leaking the information about Misty to White. It's even accompanied by the new versions of the Steel Samurai Ballad and the DL-6 Reminiscence theme.

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16th May '16 8:56:59 PM Chariset
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** And add this to your list of horrors. At some point after being taken in by von Karma, at some age when he'd lived there long enough to trust the man but was still young enough to want comfort, he must have ''told him'' about the nightmares he was having every night. At the very moment a very scared little boy was looking for help, his 'mentor' was filing that away as a weapon he could use later if he needed to.



* The classroom trial, doubles as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming for Edgeworth and Larry.

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* The classroom trial, trial. The fact that it doubles as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming for Edgeworth and Larry.Larry doesn't quite erase the heartbreak of what happened of poor little Nick.
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