History Trivia / PhoenixWrightAceAttorney

29th Jan '17 6:44:08 PM Upgrader
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*** Maya originally being planned to be a lawyer-in-training under Phoenix. In [[http://www.capcom-unity.com/zeroobjections/blog/2014/09/12/the-early-days-of-ace-attorney a different blog post]], it was mentioned that Phoenix met her and Mia under ''very'' different circumstances, that Turnabout Sisters would have been the first trial of the game (it was bumped to second as it was felt it was too big to be a lead-in), and Phoenix originally would have been a detective who was arrested for murder after he walked into his office to find a corpse.[[note]]Which actually happened to Edgeworth [[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth much later on]].[[/note]] He then would have taken up his own defense because of how incompetent his own defense attorney (who became Winston Payne) was.

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*** Maya originally being planned to be a lawyer-in-training under Phoenix. In [[http://www.capcom-unity.com/zeroobjections/blog/2014/09/12/the-early-days-of-ace-attorney a different blog post]], it was mentioned that Phoenix met her and Mia under ''very'' different circumstances, that Turnabout Sisters would have been the first trial of the game (it was bumped to second as it was felt it was too big to be a lead-in), an introduction), and Phoenix originally would have been a detective who was arrested for murder after he walked into his office to find a corpse.[[note]]Which actually happened to Edgeworth [[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth much later on]].[[/note]] He then would have taken up his own defense because of how incompetent his own defense attorney (who became Winston Payne) was.



* Marvin Grossberg was supposed to have more animations, but they were cut due to memory constraints and he was reduced to having only two sprites showing his default expression and his worried expression.

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* *** Marvin Grossberg was supposed to have more animations, but they were cut due to memory constraints and he was reduced to having only two sprites showing his default expression and his worried expression.expression.
* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: In some of his old developer blogs, Shu Takumi mentioned how he sometimes got stuck figuring out a way to resolve a case's mystery, only to have an EurekaMoment and figure out a solution. Examples of this are [[spoiler:Gourdy being Larry's air tank in 1-4]] and [[spoiler:Mia telling Maya to lock herself in a cavern and channel Dahlia Hawthorne in order to trap her]].
15th Dec '16 4:43:07 PM Gosicrystal
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* TheCastShowoff: Mirei Kiritani as Maya plays piano during the recess preceding the retrial of the DL-6 Incident.

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* TheCastShowoff: In the movie adaptation, Mirei Kiritani as Maya plays piano during the recess preceding the retrial of the DL-6 Incident.
15th Dec '16 4:42:52 PM Gosicrystal
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* TheCastShowoff: Mirei Kiritani as Maya plays piano during the recess preceding the retrial of the DL-6 Incident.
15th Oct '16 10:05:42 AM Steven
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* FanNickname: "Super/Double Objection" in ''Trials and Tribulations'' due to [[spoiler: Phoenix and Mia's spirit both giving Godot their objection poses in sync as Phoenix deduces Godot is the real killer in the final case.]]
22nd Sep '16 10:40:41 AM Steven
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* Marvin Grossberg was supposed to have more animations, but they were cut due to memory constraints and he was reduced to having only two sprites showing his default expression and his worried expression.
9th Sep '16 1:32:03 PM GoldenDarkness
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*** Edgeworth was originally going to the the main prosecutor for JFA, until the development team caught wind of Edgeworth's [[JerkassDissonance surprise]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse popularity]]. Feeling that having the "genius" prosecutor lose every case against Phoenix wouldn't be adequate, Shu Takumi created Franziska von Karma as the game's main rival and saved Edgeworth for the last case.

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*** Edgeworth was originally going to the the main prosecutor for JFA, until the development team caught wind of Edgeworth's [[JerkassDissonance surprise]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse popularity]]. Feeling that having the "genius" prosecutor lose every case against Phoenix wouldn't be adequate, Shu Takumi created Franziska von Karma as the game's main rival and saved Edgeworth for the last case. Thus starting the trend of a new rival prosecutor for every game.
*** Both Fey sisters were supposed to be alive, but Takumi was told he couldn't have both due to cast size. Solution? Have the elder sister killed and turn the younger into a spirit medium who can channel her sister.
21st Jun '16 2:54:55 PM Upgrader
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*** Edgeworth was originally going to the the main prosecutor for JFA, until the development team caught wind of Edgeworth's [[JerkassDisonnance surprise]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse popularity]]. Feeling that having the "genius" prosecutor lose every case against Phoenix wouldn't be adequate, Shu Takumi created Franziska von Karma as the game's main rival and saved Edgeworth for the last case.

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*** Edgeworth was originally going to the the main prosecutor for JFA, until the development team caught wind of Edgeworth's [[JerkassDisonnance [[JerkassDissonance surprise]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse popularity]]. Feeling that having the "genius" prosecutor lose every case against Phoenix wouldn't be adequate, Shu Takumi created Franziska von Karma as the game's main rival and saved Edgeworth for the last case.
16th Jun '16 7:13:41 PM Upgrader
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** The main character would have bright green hair and Franziska's sense of fashion.
** The rival would looked like a young Manfred von Karma ''and'' had a pointy BeardOfEvil.
** The mentor would be a big, hulking man.
** The assistant looked more like Ema.
** The detective would be a hot woman.

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** *** The main character would have bright green hair and Franziska's sense of fashion.
** *** The rival would looked like a young Manfred von Karma ''and'' had a pointy BeardOfEvil.
** *** The mentor would be a big, hulking man.
** *** The assistant looked more like Ema.
** *** The detective would be a hot woman.



** [[http://www.capcom-unity.com/zeroobjections/blog/2014/10/31/ace-attorney-trilogy---surprising-tidbits-you-never-knew This blog post]] from one of the members of the localization team gives a few for the localization, some being very... interesting.

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** [[http://www.capcom-unity.com/zeroobjections/blog/2014/10/31/ace-attorney-trilogy---surprising-tidbits-you-never-knew This blog post]] from one Janet Hsu, the head of the members of the series' localization team gives a few for the localization, production and localization trivia bits, some being very... interesting.



*** Maya originally being planned to be a lawyer-in-training under Phoenix. In [[http://www.capcom-unity.com/zeroobjections/blog/2014/09/12/the-early-days-of-ace-attorney a different blog post]], it was mentioned that Phoenix met her and Mia under ''very'' different circumstances, that Turnabout Sisters would have been the first trial of the game (it was bumped to second as it was felt it was too big to be a lead-in), and Phoenix originally would have been a detective who was arrested for murder after he walked into his office to find a corpse. He then would have taken up his own defense because of how incompetent his own defense attorney (who became Winston Payne) was.

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*** Maya originally being planned to be a lawyer-in-training under Phoenix. In [[http://www.capcom-unity.com/zeroobjections/blog/2014/09/12/the-early-days-of-ace-attorney a different blog post]], it was mentioned that Phoenix met her and Mia under ''very'' different circumstances, that Turnabout Sisters would have been the first trial of the game (it was bumped to second as it was felt it was too big to be a lead-in), and Phoenix originally would have been a detective who was arrested for murder after he walked into his office to find a corpse. [[note]]Which actually happened to Edgeworth [[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth much later on]].[[/note]] He then would have taken up his own defense because of how incompetent his own defense attorney (who became Winston Payne) was.



*** Larry Butz went through a good many changes in character, originally being a 9-to-5 office worker and an Average Joe and ultimately going through some editing when the first trial was unexpectedly added to the game and included him. At one point, he was a tough guy who went around shouting how he wanted to kill everyone. This ended up being changed to him shouting that he wanted to die.

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*** Larry Butz went through a good many changes in character, originally being a 9-to-5 office worker and an Average Joe and ultimately going through some editing when the first trial was unexpectedly added to the game and included him. At one point, he was a tough guy who went around shouting how he wanted to kill everyone. This ended up being changed to him shouting that he wanted to die. He was also only meant to be a recurring character. Near the end of the production span, the development team ran out of time and decided to [[EconomyCast reuse Larry]] as a witness in "Turnabout Goodbyes".


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*** Edgeworth was originally going to the the main prosecutor for JFA, until the development team caught wind of Edgeworth's [[JerkassDisonnance surprise]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse popularity]]. Feeling that having the "genius" prosecutor lose every case against Phoenix wouldn't be adequate, Shu Takumi created Franziska von Karma as the game's main rival and saved Edgeworth for the last case.
20th May '16 2:07:35 PM Upgrader
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Canonically, the trilogy takes place from 2016 to 2019 (as proven by the date of the DL-6 Incident). However, the [[TechnologyMarchesOn technology featured in them]] matches up with the tech that was around in the early 2000s, the time frame when the games were made. VHS tapes, black-and-white photos, and old cellphones are still in use, and digital cameras are still a new thing.
10th May '16 8:44:41 AM Upgrader
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* AscendedFanon: Dahlia Hawthorne's nickname "Dollie" is a reference to a fan effort to translate the GBA version of ''Trials & Tribulations'' (which only managed to cover the first case before the official localization was announced). In said fan translation, Dahlia Hawthorne was called Dolores Willow, and her nickname was "Dolly".
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