History VisualNovel / PhoenixWrightAceAttorney

7th Dec '16 11:44:56 AM NNinja
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: Barely follows the rules of the criminal justice system. Given how memetic it is, most notably is the series doing things like having lawyers object directly to witness testimony in the first place, as well as objecting successfully for reasons like not wanting the things being revealed to be said, even if it is perfectly legal. For instance, there is not even a Grand Jury to review evidence for the trial beforehand, and defendants don't receive a trial by jury. Real life trials take weeks of cross examining evidence and witness testimony, with plenty of time for the defense to review all the evidence out of court. Granted, Japan's court system had trials with only one judge and no jury until 2009, when a system incorporating a group of judges was implemented. Makes use of many common subtropes.\\\
Additionally, Phoenix Wright often obtains evidence outside of the law, violating people's privacy left and right. In the real world, if the evidence wasn't obtained legally, it can't be used in court.\\\
This trope is later subverted in ''Apollo Justice'', when Phoenix [[spoiler:fights for the installment of a grand jury to review a certain trial, much to the chagrin of Kristoph Gavin]].



* RealityIsUnrealistic: One is tempted when playing the games to believe that the court system is completely made up. Unfortunately, aside from the antics, the exceedingly tolerant judge, and the accelerated pace of investigation and trials, it is disturbingly close to reality in Japan, where prosecution success rates around 100% and defense attorneys without a single acquittal are the norm and juries were absent from World War 2 through 2009.



--> '''Phoenix:''' ...! [[note]]Phoenix ''doesn't'' correct her.[[/note]]

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--> '''Phoenix:''' ...! [[note]]Phoenix ''doesn't'' correct her.[[/note]]!



* RealityIsUnrealistic: One is tempted when playing the games to believe that the court system is completely made up. Unfortunately, aside from the antics, the exceedingly tolerant judge, and the accelerated pace of investigation and trials, it is disturbingly close to reality in Japan, where prosecution success rates around 100% and defense attorneys without a single acquittal are the norm and juries were absent from World War 2 through 2009.
4th Dec '16 8:57:33 AM timtom15
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* FranchiseDrivenRetitling: The sequels all carried the "Ace Attorney" name, since some of the sequels (namely Apollo Justice and Ace Attorney Investigations) don't actually star Phoenix Wright.
28th Nov '16 9:59:29 AM Gosicrystal
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* BilingualBonus: In case 5, Edgeworth tells the history of the Prosecutor's Trophy with a Chinese word for "contradiction", using the characters for "halberd" and "shield". Anyone who's studied the Chinese language will know that the word for "contradiction" is "máodùn" (矛盾), with the word "máo" (矛) meaning "spear" or "halberd", and the word "dùn" (盾) meaning "shield".
20th Nov '16 7:00:00 AM Chariset
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* OverratedAndUnderleveled: 20-year-old Edgeworth is already considered quite the prosecutor, even though this is his first case. Justified (and explained) in ''Investigations'', where he solves a double murder in the courthouse on an earlier day that was ''supposed'' to be his court debut, earning Gumshoe's UndyingLoyalty in the process.



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%%* QueerPeopleAreFunny*RageQuit: Edgeworth gives up on investigating after breaking three "Psycholocks" on Larry, only to have ''five'' pop up in their place.
16th Nov '16 2:01:37 PM TwilightLord
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* TearsOfBlood: [[spoiler:Armando]] at the end of the final case.
-->'''[[spoiler:Armando]] ''(with blood running from his eyes)'' These must be... my tears.
13th Nov '16 5:31:32 PM urutapu
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* ConfessToALesserCrime: A variant. [[spoiler:Luke Atmey wants to get convicted for stealing the Sacred Urn of Kurain to avoid being convicted for murder. Ron [=DeLite=] does the same thing, except he wasn't the killer. He was, however, at the scene of the crime when it happened.]]

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* ConfessToALesserCrime: A variant. [[spoiler:Luke Atmey wants to get convicted for stealing the Sacred Urn of Kurain to avoid being convicted establish a strong alibi for a murder. Ron [=DeLite=] does the same thing, except he wasn't although his situation is a bit different--he ''isn't'' the killer. He was, however, murderer, but evidence places him at the scene of the crime when it happened.scene, so he needs a non-murder explanation as to why.]]
13th Nov '16 3:58:48 PM Gosicrystal
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* ConfessToALesserCrime:
** A variant. [[spoiler:Luke Atmey wants to get convicted for stealing the Sacred Urn of Kurain to avoid being convicted for murder]].
** [[spoiler:Ron [=DeLite=] does the same thing, except he wasn't the killer. He was, however, at the scene of the crime when it happened.]]

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* ConfessToALesserCrime:
**
ConfessToALesserCrime: A variant. [[spoiler:Luke Atmey wants to get convicted for stealing the Sacred Urn of Kurain to avoid being convicted for murder]].
** [[spoiler:Ron
murder. Ron [=DeLite=] does the same thing, except he wasn't the killer. He was, however, at the scene of the crime when it happened.]]
13th Nov '16 2:57:04 PM Gosicrystal
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** In the ending of case 1, Phoenix says that [[spoiler: he doesn't believe the Dahlia he saw during the trial is the one that he knew]], Mia thinks that he's delusional. Then it's revealed in the ending of the final case of the game that [[spoiler:she really wasn't the Dahlia he knew, but her twin sister Iris, who was a genuinely nice girl]].
** Case 2 has Desirée [=DeLite=] talking about how Ron saved her life when they fell in love. Maya then asks Phoenix if he would ever risk his life for her. [[spoiler: In 3-5 Phoenix believes Maya's life is in danger while a murderer is on the loose and chases after her across a burning bridge]]
** In case 2, Pearl cheerfully says that if Phoenix worked hard, he would have copycats of his own. Guess what happens on the very next case.
** In case 2, Maya asks what Phoenix would think if she came in calling herself Ayam (which is both the backward spelling of her name and a homophone of "I am.") Early in case 3-3, when it turns out that someone is [[spoiler: impersonating Phoenix, who Maya calls Xin Eoph]], Maya asks, "I wonder if [[spoiler: Ayam]] will make an appearance?" Later, we see that [[spoiler: Phoenix's impostor also has an assistant from a messed up family who looks a teensy bit like Maya, although the person said assistant impersonated wasn't Maya.]]
** The culprit of case 3-2, [[spoiler:Luke Atmey]], is finally caught after [[spoiler:giving away a piece of information he definetly couldn't know unless he was at the crime scene, as he was in a different trial when that detail was disclosed]]. The culprit of case 3-3, [[spoiler:Furio Tigre]], is caught under similar circumnstances.
** In case 3-3, upset with Viola's misguided affection, Phoenix mentions that poisoning and betrayal - the marks of a coward - are things he considers unforgivable. [[spoiler:Cue case 3-4...]]
** Case 3-3 again, this time concerning how it only takes a blue suit, AnimeHair and attorney badge for people to recognize Phoenix. [[spoiler:Cue ''Apollo Justice'', where Phoenix looks nothing like himself due to not wearing his suit and hides his hair, not to mention about his attorney career at that time...]]
** [[spoiler:[[SameCharacterButDifferent He even provides the page image to describe his dissimilarities above.]]]]
** Also in case 3-3, Godot presents Maggey's stained apron as evidence...and even though he's the one who presented it, he's as shocked as everyone else to hear that there's blood on it. It turns out to be just a ketchup stain, but it [[spoiler: does foreshadow Godot's inability to see the colour red on a white background.]]
** Case 3-3 is about a murder involving poisoned coffee. [[spoiler: Just like Godot's backstory]].
** Case 3-5, being heavily involved with spirit mediums and channeling, throws a pretty good bit of foreshadowing at you. [[spoiler:After Dahlia (being channeled by Maya) switches places with her sister Iris, the person who Phoenix ''believes'' to be Iris starts using a lot of Dahlia's reaction poses and animations, albeit without the parasol.]]
*** [[spoiler:She also uses some of Maya's poses and her [[http://www.court-records.net/animation/dahlia-iris-heh(b).gif signature sneaky]] [[http://www.court-records.net/animation/maya-confident(b).gif smile]], further hinting that it was Maya channeling Dahlia and not Iris.]]

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** In At the ending end of case 1, Phoenix says that [[spoiler: he doesn't believe the Dahlia he saw during the trial is the one that he knew]], Mia thinks that he's delusional. Then it's revealed in the ending of the final case of the game that [[spoiler:she really wasn't the Dahlia he knew, but her twin sister Iris, who was a genuinely nice girl]].
** Case 2 has In case 2:
***
Desirée [=DeLite=] talking talks about how Ron saved her life when they fell in love. Maya then asks Phoenix if he would ever risk his life for her. [[spoiler: In 3-5 Phoenix believes Maya's life is in danger while a murderer is on the loose and chases after her across a burning bridge]]
** In case 2, *** Pearl cheerfully says that if Phoenix worked hard, he would have copycats of his own. Guess what happens on the very next case.
** In case 2, *** Maya asks what Phoenix would think if she came in calling herself Ayam (which is both the backward spelling of her name and a homophone of "I am.") am"). Early in case 3-3, 3, when it turns out that someone is [[spoiler: impersonating [[spoiler:impersonating Phoenix, who Maya calls Xin Eoph]], Maya asks, "I wonder if [[spoiler: Ayam]] [[spoiler:Ayam]] will make an appearance?" appearance?". Later, we see that [[spoiler: Phoenix's [[spoiler:Phoenix's impostor also has an assistant from a messed up family who looks a teensy bit like Maya, although the person said assistant impersonated wasn't Maya.]]
** *** The culprit of case 3-2, culprit, [[spoiler:Luke Atmey]], is finally caught after [[spoiler:giving away a piece of information he definetly couldn't know unless he was at the crime scene, as he was in a different trial when that detail was disclosed]]. The culprit of case 3-3, 3, [[spoiler:Furio Tigre]], is caught under similar circumnstances.
** In case 3-3, upset 3:
*** Upset
with Viola's misguided affection, Phoenix mentions that poisoning and betrayal - the --the marks of a coward - coward-- are things he considers unforgivable. [[spoiler:Cue case 3-4...4, where Dahlia Hawthorne convinces Terry Fawles to commit suicide, and also betrayed him five years earlier when she and her sister sold him to the police.]]
** Case 3-3 again, this time concerning how it *** It only takes a blue suit, AnimeHair and attorney badge for people to recognize Phoenix. [[spoiler:Cue ''Apollo Justice'', where Phoenix looks nothing like himself due to not wearing his suit and hides his hair, not to mention about his attorney career at that time...]]
** [[spoiler:[[SameCharacterButDifferent He even provides the page image to describe his dissimilarities above.]]]]
** Also in case 3-3,
*** Godot presents Maggey's stained apron as evidence...evidence... and even though he's the one who presented it, he's as shocked as everyone else to hear that there's blood on it. It turns out to be just a ketchup stain, but it [[spoiler: does [[spoiler:does foreshadow Godot's inability to see the colour red on a white background.]]
** Case 3-3
background]].
*** The case
is about a murder involving poisoned coffee. [[spoiler: Just [[spoiler:Just like Godot's backstory]].
backstory, except Godot didn't die and the poisoner wasn't after money; instead, she tried to kill him because he was investigating her criminal past]].
** Case 3-5, 5, being heavily involved with spirit mediums and channeling, throws a pretty good bit of foreshadowing at you. [[spoiler:After Dahlia (being channeled by Maya) switches places with her sister Iris, the person who Phoenix ''believes'' to be Iris starts using a lot of Dahlia's reaction poses and animations, albeit without the parasol.]]
*** [[spoiler:She
She also uses some of Maya's poses and her [[http://www.court-records.net/animation/dahlia-iris-heh(b).gif signature sneaky]] [[http://www.court-records.net/animation/maya-confident(b).gif smile]], further hinting that it was Maya channeling Dahlia and not Iris.]]



* FriendToAllLivingThings: Dahlia has butterflies. [[spoiler:Subverted, since she turns out to be a killer - when she sheds her facade the butterflies ''burst into flame''.]]

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: Dahlia has butterflies. [[spoiler:Subverted, since she turns out to be a killer - -- when she sheds her facade the butterflies ''burst into flame''.]]
13th Nov '16 2:45:12 PM Gosicrystal
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* FamousNamedForeigner: Diego Armando is only missing the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Maradona Maradona]]
* {{Flashback}}: [[spoiler:3-1]] and [[spoiler:3-4]] are playable flashbacks.
* ForegoneConclusion:
** [[spoiler: Shortly before the trial starts in 3-1, Mia mentioned she had worked a case one year earlier, and it traumatized her so much that she never set foot in a court room until now. So come 3-4, which is said to be Mia's first case, you know that things won't end well.]]
** [[spoiler:3-4 is also Edgeworth's first case; since he had a perfect win record in the first game, this is another indicator that Mia won't win.]]

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* FallenHero: Godot. [[spoiler:He was a brilliant defense attorney dating Mia until he was poisoned by Dahlia Hawthorne five years prior to the game's events. He entered a coma, and when he woke up, Mia was already dead. He also lost his hair color and vision (though he amends the latter thing by wearing, according to himself, horrible goggles). When he found out that Phoenix could have saved Mia if he had appeared in time at the crime scene, he decided to make his life a hell in court.]]
* FamousNamedForeigner: Diego Armando is only missing the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Maradona Maradona]]
Maradona]].
* {{Flashback}}: [[spoiler:3-1]] Cases 1 and [[spoiler:3-4]] 4 are playable flashbacks.
flashbacks from Mia's point of view. Curiously, the latter takes place earlier than the former, chronologically.
* ForegoneConclusion:
** [[spoiler: Shortly
ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler:Shortly before the trial starts in 3-1, Mia mentioned she had worked a case one year earlier, and it traumatized her so much that she never set foot in a court room until now. So come 3-4, which is said to be Mia's first case, you know that things won't end well.]]
** [[spoiler:3-4
Another indicator is also that this case is Edgeworth's first case; since trial; he had a perfect win record in the first game, this is another indicator that Mia won't win.lose a trial until Phoenix shows up four years later.]]



** In the ending of case 3-1, Phoenix says that [[spoiler: he doesn't believe the Dahlia he saw during the trial is the one that he knew]], Mia thinks that he's delusional. Then it's revealed in the ending of the final case of the game that [[spoiler: [[TwinSwitch she really wasn't the Dahlia he knew]]]].
** Another case has Desirée [=DeLite=] talking about how Ron saved her life when they fell in love. Maya then asks Phoenix if he would ever risk his life for her. [[spoiler: In 3-5 Phoenix believes Maya's life is in danger while a murderer is on the loose and chases after her across a burning bridge]]
** In 3-2, Pearl cheerfully says that if Phoenix worked hard, he would have copycats of his own. Guess what happens on the very next case.
*** In 3-2, Maya asks what Phoenix would think if she came in calling herself Ayam (which is both the backward spelling of her name and a homophone of "I am.") Early in case 3-3, when it turns out that someone is [[spoiler: impersonating Phoenix, who Maya calls Xin Eoph]], Maya asks, "I wonder if [[spoiler: Ayam]] will make an appearance?" Later, we see that [[spoiler: Phoenix's impostor also has an assistant from a messed up family who looks a teensy bit like Maya, although the person said assistant impersonated wasn't Maya.]]

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** In the ending of case 3-1, 1, Phoenix says that [[spoiler: he doesn't believe the Dahlia he saw during the trial is the one that he knew]], Mia thinks that he's delusional. Then it's revealed in the ending of the final case of the game that [[spoiler: [[TwinSwitch she [[spoiler:she really wasn't the Dahlia he knew]]]].
knew, but her twin sister Iris, who was a genuinely nice girl]].
** Another case Case 2 has Desirée [=DeLite=] talking about how Ron saved her life when they fell in love. Maya then asks Phoenix if he would ever risk his life for her. [[spoiler: In 3-5 Phoenix believes Maya's life is in danger while a murderer is on the loose and chases after her across a burning bridge]]
** In 3-2, case 2, Pearl cheerfully says that if Phoenix worked hard, he would have copycats of his own. Guess what happens on the very next case.
*** ** In 3-2, case 2, Maya asks what Phoenix would think if she came in calling herself Ayam (which is both the backward spelling of her name and a homophone of "I am.") Early in case 3-3, when it turns out that someone is [[spoiler: impersonating Phoenix, who Maya calls Xin Eoph]], Maya asks, "I wonder if [[spoiler: Ayam]] will make an appearance?" Later, we see that [[spoiler: Phoenix's impostor also has an assistant from a messed up family who looks a teensy bit like Maya, although the person said assistant impersonated wasn't Maya.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: At the beginning of case 3-2, Phoenix easily gets Ron [=DeLite=] off a larceny charge by proving he was somewhere else... only for Godot to come up to him afterward, say there was a murder committed there, and haul Ron off into custody ''again''. What, you thought it ''wouldn't'' be AlwaysMurder? [[spoiler:Made worse by the fact that he ''was'' the thief and turned himself in out of guilt. Phoenix was defending him because his wife told Nick he was a delusional {{fanboy}}.]]
** [[spoiler:He was the thief in general, but not in that particular instance. He turned himself in to ensure he could have an alibi for the aforementioned murder.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: At the beginning of case 3-2, Phoenix easily gets Ron [=DeLite=] off a larceny charge by proving he was somewhere else... only for Godot to come up to him afterward, say there was a murder committed there, and haul Ron off into custody ''again''. What, you thought it ''wouldn't'' be AlwaysMurder? [[spoiler:Made worse by the fact that he ''was'' [[spoiler:He was the thief and in general, but not in that particular instance. He turned himself in out of guilt.to ensure he could have an alibi for the aforementioned murder. Phoenix was defending him because his wife told Nick he was a delusional {{fanboy}}.]]
** [[spoiler:He was the thief in general, but not in that particular instance. He turned himself in to ensure he could have an alibi for the aforementioned murder.
]]



* SdrawkcabName:

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* SdrawkcabName: All of them in case 3:



** In the same case, Maya asks whether they'll find her doppelganger, "Ayam." As it turns out, they do, sort of, but the person they impersonate isn't Maya.
** Glen Elg, his boss, Lisa Basil and another Blue Screens employee, Adam Mada all have palindrome names.
* SeriesFauxnale: The Ace Attorney series was originally meant to be a closed trilogy, with Bridge to the Turnabout being the GrandFinale, but ExecutiveMeddling forced Apollo Justice to be a continuation on Phoenix's story.

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** In the same case, Maya asks whether they'll find her doppelganger, "Ayam." "Ayam". As it turns out, they do, sort of, but the person they impersonate isn't Maya.
** Glen Elg, his boss, Lisa Basil (his boss) and another Adam Mada (another Blue Screens employee, Adam Mada employee) all have palindrome names.
* SeriesFauxnale: The Ace Attorney ''Ace Attorney'' series was originally meant to be a closed trilogy, with Bridge "Bridge to the Turnabout Turnabout" being the GrandFinale, but ExecutiveMeddling forced Apollo Justice ''VisualNovel/{{Apollo Justice|AceAttorney}}'' to be a continuation on Phoenix's story.



* StealthPun: [[spoiler:DAHLIA Hawthorne's most famous murder was committed using poison.]]

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* StealthPun: [[spoiler:DAHLIA StealthPun:
** [[spoiler:'''Dahlia'''
Hawthorne's most famous murder was committed using poison.]]



* TitleDrop: In the English localization, Luke Atmey calls himself the "Ace Detective", which prompts Phoenix to introduce himself, "I am Phoenix Wright...Ace Attorney."
** In the original Japanese version, the fifth and final case of Trials and Tribulations, 'Bridge to Turnabout', was instead named 'Magnificent Turnabout(華麗なる逆転)', which is a pun on the word 'curry', which then is a reference to a clue in the case. But it's also a reference to [[spoiler:Phoenix's line when he makes a BadassBoast to Godot, telling him that he will present the one piece of evidence that will take him down.]]

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* TitleDrop: TitleDrop:
**
In the English localization, Luke Atmey calls himself the "Ace Detective", which prompts Phoenix to introduce himself, himself: "I am Phoenix Wright...Wright... Ace Attorney."
Attorney".
** In the original Japanese version, the fifth and final case of Trials and Tribulations, 'Bridge "Bridge to Turnabout', Turnabout", was instead named 'Magnificent Turnabout(華麗なる逆転)', which is a pun on the word 'curry', which then is a reference to a clue in the case. But it's also a reference to [[spoiler:Phoenix's line when he makes a BadassBoast to Godot, telling him that he will present the one piece of evidence that will take him down.]]



* TragicVillain[[spoiler:/FallenHero]]: [[spoiler:Diego Armando/Godot]]

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* TragicVillain[[spoiler:/FallenHero]]: [[spoiler:Diego Armando/Godot]]TragicVillain: Godot. [[spoiler:His plan to kill Misty Fey could have been entirely avoided had he just gone to Phoenix for help. But he hated both Phoenix and himself for failing to protect a woman in their lives. Godot's desire for revenge nearly gets Maya killed, and required Godot to kill Misty Fey to get what he wanted. Godot even admits his faults when Phoenix exposes his crimes.]]



* YamatoNadeshiko: [[spoiler:Dahlia's twin sister]] Iris. [[spoiler:Dahlia herself just uses it [[BitchInSheepsClothing as a facade]].]]

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* YamatoNadeshiko: [[spoiler:Dahlia's twin sister]] Iris. YamatoNadeshiko:
** Played straight with Iris from Hazakura Temple.
** Subverted with
[[spoiler:Dahlia herself Hawthorne]]. Being delicate and innocent is just uses it [[BitchInSheepsClothing as a facade]].]]façade so she can gain sympathy from the court.
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Minor, but curious. At the end of ''Justice for All'', Franziska von Karma says that she'll give [[spoiler:the card with Maya's drawing of Phoenix]] to him the next time they meet. She doesn't. To be fair, however, the next time Phoenix and Franziska meet, [[spoiler:it's during an extended emergency during which someone might or might not have died in a cold and snowy cave. It's possible the card simply slipped Franziska's mind during the chaos and confusion. She certainly wouldn't be the ''first'' person in the world who forgot something really important out of being overwhelmed by events.]]
** [[spoiler:Despite being introduced as Phoenix's love interest, Iris is never mentioned again in the franchise.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhamEpisode: Two of them, actually! Case 4 introduces you to the real Godot and his interaction with Mia, shows the first murder of Dahlia Hawthorne, and sets up the setting of the next case, "Bridge to the Turnabout". This latter case is even more wham, with insane [[TheReveal reveals]] left and right, resolution of the Dahlia x Phoenix relationship, resolution of the loose ends of DL-6 and Case 4, and [[BackForTheFinale old characters returning for the grand finale]] of the trilogy.
* WhamLine:
** [[spoiler:Dahlia Hawthorne]] saying in case 4 that her name is Melissa Foster. This is a case of BlatantLies because the player already knows her true name, even though the characters don't, thanks to the story being presented in AnachronicOrder.
** Iris callling Phoenix by his surname, even though [[INeverToldYouMyName Phoenix never revealed it to her]].
** At the end of the game, Iris says that [[spoiler:the girl Phoenix used to date in college wasn't Dahlia, but Iris herself]].
* WhamShot:
** In the very first cutscene of the game, we see a person next to a corpse, saying he didn't kill him... and the person speaking is ''Phoenix Wright himself''.
** Case 3 opens with a trial ending with a guilty verdict. And the laywer is a sweating Phoenix against Payne of all people. [[spoiler:It only takes two minutes until you find out that guy wasn't Phoenix, though.]]
** Godot and Edgeworth popping up in Case 4, which is a flashback from Mia's point of view, when she was alive.
** The photo of the Occult New Year's Issue at the beginning of "Bridge to the Turnabout" (which shows none other than [[spoiler:Iris, who looks identical to her twin sister Dahlia]]).
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
**
Minor, but curious. At the end of ''Justice for All'', Franziska von Karma says that she'll give [[spoiler:the card with Maya's drawing of Phoenix]] to him the next time they meet. She doesn't. To be fair, however, the next time Phoenix and Franziska meet, [[spoiler:it's during an extended emergency during which someone might or might not have died in a cold and snowy cave. It's possible the card simply slipped Franziska's mind during the chaos and confusion. She certainly wouldn't be the ''first'' person in the world who forgot something really important out of being overwhelmed by events.]]
** [[spoiler:Despite being Despite [[spoiler:being introduced as Phoenix's love interest, interest]], Iris is never mentioned again in the franchise.]]



* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: In the final case, after a long and arduous battle, [[spoiler: Dahlia Hawthorne is exposed for the failure she is]] and the case seems to be resolved... but then Godot chimes in, pointing out that [[spoiler:it still hasn't been established who actually did the stabbing]]. Thus, there's one final gameplay segment over which Phoenix eventually proves that [[spoiler:Godot himself]] is responsible.
* YouWatchTooMuchX: In ''Bridge to the Turnabout'':

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* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle:
** You get your client innocent of larceny in case 2 in one single trial... but [[spoiler:Godot immediately lets you know that he's going to accuse your client of murder the next day, forcing a second investigation and a second trial]].
**
In the final case, after a long and arduous battle, [[spoiler: Dahlia Hawthorne is exposed for the failure she is]] and the case seems to be resolved... but then Godot chimes in, pointing out that [[spoiler:it still hasn't been established who actually did the stabbing]]. Thus, there's one final gameplay segment over which Phoenix eventually proves that [[spoiler:Godot himself]] is responsible.
* YouWatchTooMuchX: In ''Bridge "Bridge to the Turnabout'':Turnabout":
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