History VisualNovel / PhoenixWrightAceAttorney

20th May '18 8:21:31 PM ThatFanwiththeGlasses
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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vnTueRIaTo Triple subverted]] in case 1-3, when Edgeworth voices an objection to the usual heroic fanfare... which dies when he [[ThatWasObjectionable admits that he has nothing to say]]. The judge tries to move on, and Edgeworth objects again, and the music starts back up when he asks the witness to testify once more. The music runs a little farther this time, when the witness asks what exactly there is left to discuss. The music dies, Edgeworth stalls for time with the memorable "Indeed! Verily I say... Ergo!" and the music kicks back in when he finds something to focus the testimony on.

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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vnTueRIaTo Triple Quadruple subverted]] in case 1-3, when Edgeworth voices an objection to the usual heroic fanfare... which dies when he [[ThatWasObjectionable admits that he has nothing to say]]. The judge tries to move on, and Edgeworth objects again, and the music starts back up when he asks the witness to testify once more. The music runs a little farther this time, when the witness asks what exactly there is left to discuss. The music dies, Edgeworth stalls for time with the memorable "Indeed! Verily I say... Ergo!" and the music kicks back in when he finds something to focus the testimony on.
12th May '18 6:32:17 AM SolidSonicTH
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* EarlyBirdCameo: Sort of. Since the English localization/DS port included an extra case not originally from the Game Boy Advance trilogy, the end credits of that case includes a scene where Maya (who didn't appear at all during the case) is standing at a bus stop in front of a Japanese-style manor, a background that was never used anywhere in the case or game. This is because the scene is of Kurain Village, a locale that wouldn't be visited until the sequel. However, in Japan this is just a nod to the next game, which had already come out years before on GBA (the Blue Badger also has a similar story, originally appearing on Maggey's shirt in 2-1 for Japanese audiences but appearing first in global territories in 1-5, which changes its context for those audiences). There are several other nods to future installments in 1-5 as well that would have no context for non-Japanese players until later (such as the coat hanging in Edgeworth's office or a bug-sweeping device in the evidence room).
12th May '18 5:46:08 AM SolidSonicTH
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* InformedAbility: Ron [=DeLite=] wears a vivid green jacket/vest with a cape-like back. It has large, very dramatic cuffs near the hands. There are a large number of bright, gold-colored leaves going down the front of his costume. He keeps his very red hair in [[Franchise/StarWars Princess Leia hair buns]] that occasionally spiral outward. He has a baby face and an effeminate appearance that would be considered attractive by {{bishonen}} standards. Even by animated character standards, he has a very expressive face that moves between expressions that show surprise/determination, uncertainty, and pouting/fear. He frequently shrieks loudly at people to get their attention. '''And we're supposed to believe that he has a hard time getting people to notice him.'''
** Ron makes a degree of sense when you remember that he ''probably'' doesn't dress like that all the time since it would be like wearing a giant, flashy sign that says "arrest me I'm the thief shown in the papers all the time" and that in the real world, appearance doesn't factor into someone's level of invisibility, as pretty, unattractive, and plain people alike can be deemed invisible. During the case, Phoenix and Maya get used to seeing him dressed like that so he just becomes like everyone else. While it's odd, it makes perfect sense.

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Ron [=DeLite=] wears a vivid green jacket/vest with a cape-like back. It has large, very dramatic cuffs near the hands. There are a large number of bright, gold-colored leaves going down the front of his costume. He keeps his very red hair in [[Franchise/StarWars Princess Leia hair buns]] that occasionally spiral outward. He has a baby face and an effeminate appearance that would be considered attractive by {{bishonen}} standards. Even by animated character standards, he has a very expressive face that moves between expressions that show surprise/determination, uncertainty, and pouting/fear. He frequently shrieks loudly at people to get their attention. '''And we're supposed to believe that he has a hard time getting people to notice him.'''
** *** Ron makes a degree of sense when you remember that he ''probably'' doesn't dress like that all the time since it would be like wearing a giant, flashy sign that says "arrest me I'm the thief shown in the papers all the time" and that in the real world, appearance doesn't factor into someone's level of invisibility, as pretty, unattractive, and plain people alike can be deemed invisible. During the case, Phoenix and Maya get used to seeing him dressed like that so he just becomes like everyone else. While it's odd, it makes perfect sense.
12th May '18 5:31:31 AM SolidSonicTH
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* ContrivedCoincidence: A common theme through the series is GoodLawyersGoodClients; that is as long as the protagonist believes in their client's innocence, the truth will always bear itself out and there will always be a contradiction or piece of evidence to exonerate them. However, in several cases, at least on certain trajectories (particularly moments that require proof of very unusual circumstances that almost defy logic), the matter would have been irrefutable against the defendant if not for a piece of evidence that shouldn't normally exist (an early example can be found in ''Turnabout Sisters'', where Phoenix [[spoiler:uses a recorded conversation from Maya's cell phone to disprove April May's claim that the clock spoke the time upon the moment of death; people don't usually record casual conversations, especially with loved ones, and the police doing a sloppy job of not locating Maya's phone at the scene allowed Phoenix to come back the next day to take it]]).

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* ContrivedCoincidence: A common theme through the series is GoodLawyersGoodClients; that is as long as the protagonist believes in their client's innocence, the truth will always bear itself out and there will always be a contradiction or piece of evidence to exonerate them. However, in several cases, at least on certain trajectories (particularly moments that require proof of very unusual circumstances that almost defy logic), the matter would have been irrefutable against the defendant if not for a piece of evidence that shouldn't normally exist (an early example can be found in ''Turnabout Sisters'', case 1-2, where Phoenix [[spoiler:uses a recorded conversation from Maya's cell phone to disprove April May's claim that the clock spoke the time upon the moment of death; people don't usually record casual conversations, especially with loved ones, and the police doing a sloppy job of not locating Maya's phone at the scene allowed Phoenix to come back the next day to take it]]).
12th May '18 5:23:25 AM SolidSonicTH
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* ContrivedCoincidence: A common theme through the series is GoodLawyersGoodClients; that is as long as the protagonist believes in their client's innocence, the truth will always bear itself out and there will always be a contradiction or piece of evidence to exonerate them. However, in several cases, at least on certain trajectories (particularly moments that require proof of very unusual circumstances that almost defy logic), the matter would have been irrefutable against the defendant if not for a piece of evidence that shouldn't normally exist (an early example can be found in ''Turnabout Sisters'', where Phoenix [[spoiler:uses a recorded conversation from Maya's cell phone to disprove April May's claim that the clock spoke the time upon the moment of death; people don't usually record each casual conversations, especially with loved ones, and the police doing a sloppy job of not locating Maya's phone at the scene allowed Phoenix to come back the next day to take it]]).

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* ContrivedCoincidence: A common theme through the series is GoodLawyersGoodClients; that is as long as the protagonist believes in their client's innocence, the truth will always bear itself out and there will always be a contradiction or piece of evidence to exonerate them. However, in several cases, at least on certain trajectories (particularly moments that require proof of very unusual circumstances that almost defy logic), the matter would have been irrefutable against the defendant if not for a piece of evidence that shouldn't normally exist (an early example can be found in ''Turnabout Sisters'', where Phoenix [[spoiler:uses a recorded conversation from Maya's cell phone to disprove April May's claim that the clock spoke the time upon the moment of death; people don't usually record each casual conversations, especially with loved ones, and the police doing a sloppy job of not locating Maya's phone at the scene allowed Phoenix to come back the next day to take it]]).
12th May '18 5:22:25 AM SolidSonicTH
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* ContrivedCoincidence: A common theme through the series is GoodLawyersGoodClients; that is as long as the protagonist believes in their client's innocence, the truth will always bear itself out and there will always be a contradiction or piece of evidence to exonerate them. However, in several cases, at least on certain trajectories (particularly moments that require proof of very unusual circumstances that almost defy logic), the matter would have been irrefutable against the defendant if not for a piece of evidence that shouldn't normally exist (an early example can be found in ''Turnabout Sisters'', where Phoenix [[spoiler:uses a recorded conversation from Maya's cell phone to disprove April May's claim that the clock spoke the time upon the moment of death; people don't usually record each casual conversations, especially with loved ones, and the police doing a sloppy job of not locating Maya's phone at the scene allowed Phoenix to come back the next day to take it]]).
15th Apr '18 6:59:12 AM costanton11
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* AccidentalPun: Localization likely wasn't thinking about Phoenix and [[Apollo13 Houston]] both being southwestern metropola when it came to "(Uh oh... Phoenix, we have a problem...)"

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* AccidentalPun: Localization likely wasn't thinking about Phoenix and [[Apollo13 [[Film/Apollo13 Houston]] both being southwestern metropola when it came to "(Uh oh... Phoenix, we have a problem...)"
21st Mar '18 9:39:02 PM supernintendo128
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* NonstandardGameOver: Happens in 2-4, if you pick "Guilty," but don't present the right piece of evidence to the right person near the end of the case. However, [[spoiler:instead of getting a "Guilty" verdict, it's a "Not Guilty" verdict for the guilty-as-hell defendant. As a result, Phoenix gives up being a lawyer out of shame and he never sees Maya again]].

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* NonstandardGameOver: Happens in 2-4, if you pick "Guilty," but don't present the right piece of evidence to the right person near the end of the case. However, [[spoiler:instead of getting a "Guilty" verdict, it's a "Not Guilty" verdict for the guilty-as-hell defendant. As a result, Adrian Andrews is wrongfully convicted for Juan Corrida's murder. Phoenix gives up being a lawyer out of shame and guilt and he never sees Maya again]].
21st Mar '18 9:31:38 PM supernintendo128
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* NonstandardGameOver: Happens in 2-4, if you pick "Guilty," but don't present the right piece of evidence to the right person near the end of the case. However, [[spoiler:instead of getting a "Guilty" verdict, it's a "Not Guilty" verdict for the guilty-as-hell defendant]].

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* NonstandardGameOver: Happens in 2-4, if you pick "Guilty," but don't present the right piece of evidence to the right person near the end of the case. However, [[spoiler:instead of getting a "Guilty" verdict, it's a "Not Guilty" verdict for the guilty-as-hell defendant]].defendant. As a result, Phoenix gives up being a lawyer out of shame and he never sees Maya again]].
16th Mar '18 3:25:42 AM Smeagol17
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The UsefulNotes/NintendoDS games were ported to the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} as downloadable titles on [=WiiWare=], featuring a modified, Wii-specific control scheme that permits the use of hand gestures with the remote. A further UpdatedRerelease featuring [[CompilationRerelease all three games]] was released for iOS in February 2012 Japan and May 30, 2013 in all other regions, targeted primarily at the iPad and replacing the pixel art in the GBA and DS games with scanned versions of the original character drawings (entitled ''Gyakuten Saiban 123 HD'' in Japan and ''Phoenix Wright; Ace Attorney Trilogy HD'' in English). Another compilation of the three games for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS (featuring the crisper sprites from the iOS version with improved animations and corrected music as well as some mild 3D effects) was released in Japan April 17, 2014, in NTSC countries December 9th, 2014, and in PAL countries December 11th, 2014 (entitled ''Gyakuten Saiban 123: Naruhodou Selection'' in Japan and ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy'' in English).

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The UsefulNotes/NintendoDS games were ported to the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} as downloadable titles on [=WiiWare=], featuring a modified, Wii-specific control scheme that permits the use of hand gestures with the remote. A further UpdatedRerelease featuring [[CompilationRerelease all three games]] was released for iOS and Android in February 2012 Japan and May 30, 2013 in all other regions, targeted primarily at the iPad and replacing the pixel art in the GBA and DS games with scanned versions of the original character drawings (entitled ''Gyakuten Saiban 123 HD'' in Japan and ''Phoenix Wright; Ace Attorney Trilogy HD'' in English). Another compilation of the three games for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS (featuring the crisper sprites from the iOS version with improved animations and corrected music as well as some mild 3D effects) was released in Japan April 17, 2014, in NTSC countries December 9th, 2014, and in PAL countries December 11th, 2014 (entitled ''Gyakuten Saiban 123: Naruhodou Selection'' in Japan and ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy'' in English).
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