History VisualNovel / PhoenixWrightAceAttorney

23rd Sep '16 12:30:26 PM NNinja
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%%** Also [[spoiler:Viola Cadaverini]]



* CrazyEnoughToWork: [[spoiler:Luke Atmey]] is only one of about two people in the world crazy enough to use [[spoiler:''a guilty verdict'' as an alibi. It just so happened that the other person that would do that was Ron [=DeLite=]. Morgan Fey]] also counts. [[spoiler:In the second game she tried to pin a murder on Maya. After that failed, she's almost immediately made a backup plan that would come in action a whole year later.]]

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* CrazyEnoughToWork: [[spoiler:Luke Atmey]] is only one of about two people in the world crazy enough to use [[spoiler:''a guilty verdict'' as an alibi. It just so happened that the other person that would do that was Ron [=DeLite=]. ]]
* CrazyPrepared:
Morgan Fey]] also counts. Fey [[spoiler:In the second game she tried to pin a murder on Maya. After that failed, she's almost immediately made a backup plan that would come in action a whole year later.]]
11th Sep '16 7:05:11 PM Siggu
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* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: The trial of the theft of the Sacred Urn is this for the prosecution [[spoiler:(and Luke Atmey)]]. Either way, Ron is in serious trouble since he's either guilty of stealing the urn or the prime suspect for [[spoiler:the murder of his former boss, Kane Bullard, as it was impossible to clear charges for one of those crimes without implicating him in the other one]].


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* KaizoTrap: Godot sets up one in the first trial segment of Case 3-2. [[spoiler:Managed to prove [=Ron DeLite=] couldn't have stolen the Sacred Urn by giving him a solid alibi? Good. Now you have invalidated his ''other'' alibi for a murder that happened to take place in the time ''and'' place Ron's alibi placed him in, something Godot clearly explained to Phoenix as he had Ron arrested while they were celebrating the acquittal. Ron knew that very well, which is why he wanted to be declared guilty of the theft, even though he was not the murderer.]]
31st Aug '16 4:42:36 AM Austin
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* SequelDifficultySpike: These games get progressively tougher and more complicated as they go on.
** In the original first game, things are rather relaxed: investigations are pretty straightforward, with relatively few points where you can get lost, and cross-examinations are rather easy. Finding contradictions doesn't go beyond pressing until the witness revises a statement, then presenting evidence there. Plus, you can take up to five penalties before losing.
** ''Justice For All'' is where the developers '''really''' started getting sneaky. Cross-examinations are tougher, since now witnesses can add revised statements that aren't contradictory, sometimes depending on what you choose. There are also a few points were you have to backtrack while pressing, press statements in a certain order, or even press the same statement twice! (Not to mention now you can get penalized simply by pressing - though the Judge ''does'' warn you beforehand.) Contradictions now require the player to remember previous testimony, and to think them through more. Now you need to "unlock" new testimony to make other statements contradictory (ex: the contradiction with the ring in 2-3). Unlike the first game, now sometimes you ''need'' to say you "can't present evidence" or that a witness's statement "was not important" to progress. Investigations also got harder: now there are points where you have to present evidence to the person that gave you that evidence 3 seconds ago, and the addition of profiles also makes it easier to miss something. But probably the biggest step-up in difficulty is the penalty bar. This green bar allows the developers to hit you with bigger penalties when screwing up. In some points in the last case, you can get either a [[OneHitKill 100% penalty]] or a [[ItsAWonderfulFailure bad ending]] for presenting incorrect evidence. And this bar (which counts both for psyche-locks and court penalites) does not refill when saving, so it's possible to go into court with low health.
** It seems the developers focused more on writing the MythArc than in making player's existence harder while making ''Trials & Tribulations'', since there's relatively few new tricks here that weren't in JFA. While there's not a bad ending in this game, the two "one-chance" moments (one of which is a 11-statement testimony mentioned above) are designed to throw off players and punish SaveScumming, since both the "right" and "wrong" conversations start with the same few lines of text, and the music doesn't stop in either of them. Also, there's a couple of testimonies where you have to "mine" for information. In other words, if at the end of a press Phoenix thinks "I'd better come back to this later", that means you have to gather information by pressing other statements, ''then'' return to press the statement Phoenix pointed out.
** ''Rise from the Ashes'', the fifth case added to the first game's UpdatedReRelease on the DS, makes use of some of the tricks seen in JFA and T&T, since it was written after them. (Though of course, it doesn't implement any variable penalties, since it still uses the other four cases' five-strike system.) The only new trick is that there are a couple spots where you have to present ''several'' pieces of evidence to people to unlock a new talk topic.
30th Aug '16 8:15:23 AM Gosicrystal
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* CallBack: [[spoiler: A remix of the first game's "Pursuit" theme plays when you're presenting evidence against Godot, and a remix of said theme's "Variation" plays after the epic finger point.]]

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* CallBack: CallBack:
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[[spoiler: A remix of the first game's "Pursuit" theme theme, "Cornered", plays when you're presenting evidence against Godot, and a remix of said theme's "Variation" plays after the epic finger point.]]]]
** When Larry first shows the sketch of [[spoiler:Iris flying over the bridge]] in Case 3-5, the judge claims that it's impossible. Franziska says that there's actually a precedent for it she's referring to the [[spoiler:"flying defendant" from Turnabout Big Top in the last game, Max Galactica. Of course, that was a [[ItMakesSenseInContext cape attached to a statue]], but still]].



* HypocriticalHumor: Franziska in 3-5:
-->'''Franziska:''' Listen, Phoenix Wright! It's impertinent to call people by their full name!
-->'''Phoenix:''' I was only copying you.
** [[spoiler: Edgeworth]] in 3-4:
-->'''[[spoiler: Edgeworth]]:''' Young people these days simply don't know how to respect their elders.
-->'''[[spoiler: Mia]]:''' (Why you...! [[LampshadeHanging You're even younger than me, you hypocrite]]!)

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* HypocriticalHumor: HypocriticalHumor:
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Franziska in 3-5:
-->'''Franziska:'''
case 5:
--->'''Franziska:'''
Listen, Phoenix Wright! It's impertinent to call people by their full name!
-->'''Phoenix:''' --->'''Phoenix:''' I was only copying you.
** [[spoiler: Edgeworth]] in 3-4:
-->'''[[spoiler:
case 4:
--->'''[[spoiler:
Edgeworth]]:''' Young people these days simply don't know how to respect their elders.
-->'''[[spoiler: --->'''[[spoiler: Mia]]:''' (Why you...! [[LampshadeHanging You're even younger than me, you hypocrite]]!)



* INeverToldYouMyName: Iris to Phoenix in the last case. When confronted about it, five Psyche-Locks appear before her and the issue has to be dropped. It's not explained until the very end of the game. [[spoiler:The fact that you ''can't'' ask her about the subject later actually {{foreshadow|ing}}s the fact that the Iris that you talk to and the Iris that had the Psyche-Locks are actually [[TwinSwitch two different people]].]]
* InfiniteSupplies: Victor Kudo with his box of birdseed ([[LampshadeHanging lampshaded with ''infinite ammo code'']]).

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* INeverToldYouMyName: In case 5, Iris says Phoenix's surname when talking to Phoenix in the last case. him, even though he never revealed it to her. When confronted about it, five Psyche-Locks Psyche Locks appear before her and the issue has to be dropped. It's not explained until the very end of the game. [[spoiler:The fact that you ''can't'' ask her about the subject later actually {{foreshadow|ing}}s the fact that the Iris that you talk to and the Iris that had the Psyche-Locks are actually [[TwinSwitch two different people]].]]
* InfiniteSupplies: InfiniteSupplies:
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Victor Kudo with his box of birdseed ([[LampshadeHanging lampshaded with ''infinite ammo code'']]).



* IronicEcho: Dahlia declaring she was going to make Mia suffer in the afterlife.
** [[spoiler:Luke Atmey]] delivers the following line twice, with a completely different meaning on each occasion:
-->'''[[spoiler:Atmey]]:''' Take a good look, everyone! Unable to find a rival worthy of my genius, I was forced to create one by myself! Here I am! The tragic clown...

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* IronicEcho: IronicEcho:
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Dahlia declaring she [[spoiler:she was going to make Mia suffer in the afterlife.
afterlife. In the end, Dahlia was the punished one for eternity]].
** [[spoiler:Luke Atmey]] delivers the following line twice, with a completely different meaning on each occasion:
-->'''[[spoiler:Atmey]]:''' Take
occasion: "Take a good look, everyone! Unable to find a rival worthy of my genius, I was forced to create one by myself! Here I am! The tragic clown...".



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Whenever you present relevant evidence to Basil, she'll shift over and gesture to its picture on the screen, as if she knows where it is, and then shift back when it goes away.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: LargeHam: Luke Atmey is one of the most blatant examples of overdramatic characters in Ace Attorney. He constantly remarks how he's an "Ace detective", reminds Phoenix of the good deeds he's done, and basically tries to invoke the trope MundaneMadeAwesome every chance he gets.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall:
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Whenever you present relevant evidence to Basil, she'll shift over and gesture to its picture on the screen, as if she knows where it is, and then shift back when it goes away.



* MadeOfIron: Phoenix [[spoiler:chews up a ''glass bottle'' with '''poison residue''']] with no ill effects, and later [[spoiler:runs across an old, burning bridge and tumbles into the freezing cold rapids in February]] and only catches a cold. He also is repeatedly whipped by Franziska and has [[FoodSlap scalding hot (and one cold) coffee thrown on him]] by Godot, though both of these are PlayedForLaughs.
** It's a possible allusion to his extreme luck, both in and out of court.

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* MadeOfIron: Phoenix [[spoiler:chews up a ''glass bottle'' with '''poison residue''']] with no ill effects, and later [[spoiler:runs across an old, burning bridge and tumbles into the freezing cold rapids in February]] and only catches a cold. He also is repeatedly whipped by Franziska and has [[FoodSlap scalding hot (and one cold) coffee thrown on him]] by Godot, though both of these are PlayedForLaughs.
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PlayedForLaughs. It's a possible allusion to his extreme luck, both in and out of court.



* {{Meido}}: The Tres Bien cafe. The food is terrible and over-priced--hence the only regulars that aren't mobsters are perverts.

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* {{Meido}}: The Tres Trés Bien cafe. restaurant has waitresses dressed as servants. The food is terrible and over-priced--hence overpriced, so the only regulars that aren't mobsters are perverts.



* MythologyGag: When Larry first shows the sketch of [[spoiler: Iris flying over the bridge]] in Case 3-5, the judge claims that it's impossible. Franziska says that there's actually a precedent for it - she's referring to the [[spoiler: "flying defendant" from Turnabout Big Top in the last game, Max Galactica. Of course, that was a [[ItMakesSenseInContext cape attached to a statue,]] but still.]]
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:Dahlia]].

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* MythologyGag: When Larry first shows the sketch of [[spoiler: Iris flying over the bridge]] in Case 3-5, the judge claims that it's impossible. Franziska says that there's actually a precedent for it - she's referring to the [[spoiler: "flying defendant" from Turnabout Big Top in the last game, Max Galactica. Of course, that was a [[ItMakesSenseInContext cape attached to a statue,]] but still.]]
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:Dahlia]].[[spoiler:Dahlia jumped off Dusky Bridge prior to the game's events and was declared dead, but they never found her corpse. This comes to bite their ass later on when she commits a series of murders]].



* OneWayVisor: Godot's mask.

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* %%* OneWayVisor: Godot's mask.



* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: Averted in this chat:

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* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: Averted {{Discussed|Trope}} in this chat:



--> [Beat]

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--> [Beat]({{beat}})



* PolarOppositeTwins: [[spoiler:Dahlia and Iris]].

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* PolarOppositeTwins: [[spoiler:Dahlia [[spoiler:Iris is sweet, kind-hearted and Iris]].selfless. She wants to protect Phoenix. Dahlia is evil, cruel and selfish. She wants to kill Phoenix.]]



* PunnyName: Luke Atmey likes to be the centre of attention
* QueerPeopleAreFunny

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* PunnyName: Luke Atmey Atmey's name sounds like "Look at me". Quite fitting, because he likes to be the centre center of attention
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attention.
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QueerPeopleAreFunny



* SdrawkcabName: Maya insists on referring to Phoenix's imposter in 3-3 as "Xin Eohp". Furio Tigre is less than impressed the one time he hears her say this.
-->'''Maya''': Ah! It's Xin Eohp!
-->'''Tigre''': Who you callin' "Zinnee Oooope"!?
-->'''Maya''': Aaaaah!
-->'''Phoenix''': (Come out from under the table already, Maya!)

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* SdrawkcabName: SdrawkcabName:
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Maya insists on referring to Phoenix's imposter in 3-3 as "Xin Eohp". Furio Tigre is less than impressed the one time he hears her say this.
-->'''Maya''': --->'''Maya''': Ah! It's Xin Eohp!
-->'''Tigre''': --->'''Tigre''': Who you callin' "Zinnee Oooope"!?
-->'''Maya''': --->'''Maya''': Aaaaah!
-->'''Phoenix''': --->'''Phoenix''': (Come out from under the table already, Maya!)



* SherlockScan: Parodied.

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* SherlockScan: Parodied.Parodied with Luke Atmey: he boasts about his deductive ability, but all he does is observe the obvious and figure out the obvious. For example, he deduces that Phoenix is a lawyer because he wears an attorney's badge. And the others are impressed.



* SnowMeansDeath: Case 3-5.

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* %%* SnowMeansDeath: Case 3-5.



* ThiefBag: Mask☆[=DeMasque=] uses the Japanese-green-and-white-swirl variety.
** Occasionally, Gumshoe will bring evidence in a similar, smaller version.

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* ThiefBag: Mask☆[=DeMasque=] uses the Japanese-green-and-white-swirl variety.
**
variety. Occasionally, Gumshoe will bring evidence in a similar, smaller version.
30th Aug '16 5:00:38 AM Gosicrystal
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* AnachronicOrder: The first and fourth cases are set five and six years before the second, respectively.
** The FramingDevice of the fourth case is set early into the fifth case, roughly the day prior to the first day of court.

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* AnachronicOrder: The first and fourth cases are set five and six years before the second, respectively.
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respectively. The FramingDevice of the fourth case is set early into the fifth case, roughly the day prior to the first day of court.



** Also [[spoiler:Violetta Cadaverini]]

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** %%** Also [[spoiler:Violetta [[spoiler:Viola Cadaverini]]



* BerserkButton: Don't ever poison or betray someone when Phoenix Wright is involved. Love wounds run deep.
** Especially when said betrayal is part of a grand scheme to eliminate a family head.
* BerserkerTears: Ron [=DeLite=] is said to have done that.

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* BerserkButton: Don't ever poison or betray someone when Phoenix Wright is involved. Love wounds run deep.
**
deep. Especially when said betrayal is part of a grand scheme to eliminate a family head.
* %%* BerserkerTears: Ron [=DeLite=] is said to have done that.



* BigDamnHeroes: In 3-3, in two occasions: [[spoiler: first, Gumshoe enters in a fight against Don Tigre and Armstrong so Phoenix would keep a piece of evidence; second, Gumshoe bursts into the court with "Decisive Evidence" at the last minute! ...Which turns out to be fingerprints that became irrelevant no more than 2 minutes ago. Though it still serves to be the evidence that breaks the case.]]
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and then played straight in 3-5 when [[spoiler: Phoenix runs across a burning bridge to try and save Maya.]]

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* BigDamnHeroes: BigDamnHeroes:
**
In 3-3, the third case, in two occasions: [[spoiler: first, Gumshoe enters in a fight against Don Tigre and Armstrong so Phoenix would keep a piece of evidence; second, Gumshoe bursts into the court with "Decisive Evidence" at the last minute! ...Which turns out to be fingerprints that became irrelevant no more than 2 minutes ago. Though it still serves to be the evidence that breaks the case.]]
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d and then played straight in 3-5 the fifth case when [[spoiler: Phoenix [[spoiler:Phoenix runs across a burning bridge to try and save Maya.]]Maya]].



* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: Dahlia Hawthorne]]
* ABloodyMess: In case 3-3, a large ketchup stain on Maggey's apron was mistaken for blood by Phoenix and the Judge.
* BluffingTheMurderer: In [[spoiler:3-3]], this is how Phoenix finally catches the killer.

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* %%* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: Dahlia Hawthorne]]
* ABloodyMess: In case 3-3, the third case, a large ketchup stain on Maggey's apron was mistaken for blood by Phoenix and the Judge.
* %%* BluffingTheMurderer: In [[spoiler:3-3]], this is how Phoenix finally catches the killer.



* BrainBleach: Referenced in Case 3. At one point, Phoenix comments that a witness only saw the waitress from the back and "Even I could have been in that uniform!"; the judge asks that he refrain from putting those images in their heads. Later, Phoenix's response to seeing Jean Armstrong rub oil on himself (the player just sees a generic animation, thank God): "M-My eyes! My EYES!"
** And in case 5 of the same game, Sister Bikini. There's a good chance she actually does it ''on purpose''.

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* BrainBleach: BrainBleach:
**
Referenced in Case 3. At one point, Phoenix comments that a witness only saw the waitress from the back and "Even I could have been in that uniform!"; the judge asks that he refrain from putting those images in their heads. Later, Phoenix's response to seeing Jean Armstrong rub oil on himself (the player just sees a generic animation, thank God): "M-My eyes! My EYES!"
** And in case 5 of the same game, 5, Sister Bikini. There's a good chance she actually does it ''on purpose''.



* CampGay: Chef Jean Armstrong. He dresses completely in pink, has very campy mannerisms, and his whole attiude and character just screams "I'm gay!".

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* CampGay: Chef Jean Armstrong. He dresses completely in pink, has very campy mannerisms, and his whole attiude attitude and character just screams scream "I'm gay!".



** To the same token, his [[spoiler:inability to see red on a white surface.]]

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** To the same token, his Godot's [[spoiler:inability to see red on a white surface.]]surface]] comes up in the third case, and returns in the final one [[spoiler:as a means to prove that he was Misty's killer]].



* CryCute: [[spoiler:Iris]].

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* %%* CryCute: [[spoiler:Iris]].



* DeathGlare: Mia gives a particularly nasty one to Payne in the first trial of ''Trials and Tribulations''.
** Then, of course, there is [[spoiler:[[GlowingEyesOfDoom Dahlia]]]]'s?

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* DeathGlare: DeathGlare:
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Mia gives a particularly nasty one to Payne in the first trial of ''Trials and Tribulations''.
case.
** Then, of course, there is [[spoiler:[[GlowingEyesOfDoom Dahlia]]]]'s?Dahlia]]]]'s.



* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d with Godot, who is described as undefeatable--until you actually meet him and he brags that he's never lost because it's only his first case[[spoiler: as a prosecutor]].

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* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d with Godot, who is described as undefeatable--until undefeatable until you actually meet him and he brags that he's never lost because it's only his first case[[spoiler: case as a prosecutor]].prosecutor.



* TheDon: Bruto Cadaverini.

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* %%* TheDon: Bruto Cadaverini.



* EvilTwin: ''Trials and Tribulations'': [[spoiler:Dahlia and Iris, twins who are evil and good, respectively, and both wind up impersonating the other at certain points in time.]] Also spoofed in the third trial of ''Trials and Tribulations'' with the Phoenix look-a-like Furio Tigre, whom Maya refers to as Xin Eohp, and she wonders if she has [[ThePsychoRangers her own evil twin]] whom she names Ayam.

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* EvilTwin: ''Trials and Tribulations'': EvilTwin:
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[[spoiler:Dahlia and Iris, twins who are evil and good, respectively, and both wind up impersonating the other at certain points in time.]] Also spoofed time]].
** Spoofed
in the third trial of ''Trials and Tribulations'' case with the Phoenix look-a-like Furio Tigre, [[spoiler:Furio Tigre]], whom Maya refers to as Xin Eohp, and she wonders if she has [[ThePsychoRangers her own evil twin]] twin whom she names Ayam.



* {{Futureshadowing}}

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* {{Futureshadowing}}{{Futureshadowing}}: The first case is Mia Fey's second case. The ''fourth'' case of the same game is Mia's ''first'' case. The former contains a few allusions to the latter, including [[spoiler:Mia and Dahlia Hawthorne commenting that they know one another]] and [[spoiler:references to the poisoning of Diego Armando]].



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: 3-1 gives us:
-->'''Mia:''' That "P" on his chest doesn't stand for Phoenix anyways!
** Also from 3-1:
-->'''Dahlia:''' The pharmacology students love their drugs...
** From 3-3:
--> [[http://aceattorney.wikia.com/wiki/Vitamin_Square This park.]] In particular, the banana and the two oranges (persimmons?).
** There's also one from 3-5, a subversion mix of CurseCutShort and LastSecondWordSwap, as the last word is used in a different context:
-->'''[[spoiler:Edgeworth]]:''' Are...\\
'''[[spoiler:Franziska]]:''' You...\\
'''[[spoiler:Judge('s brother)]]:''' High! [[spoiler: [She's] really high up [there]!]]
** And when they judge misinterprets one of Godot's obtuse coffee metaphors: "Cafe o' Lay? Is that even legal?"

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: 3-1 gives us:
GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** First case:
-->'''Mia:''' That "P" on his chest doesn't stand for Phoenix anyways!
** Also from 3-1:
-->'''Dahlia:'''
anyways!\\
\\
'''Dahlia:'''
The pharmacology students love their drugs...
** From 3-3:
-->
Vitamin Square from the third case has two oranges/persimmons with a banana in the middle that resemble a man's parts from the player's perspective. See it [[http://aceattorney.wikia.com/wiki/Vitamin_Square This park.]] In particular, the banana and the two oranges (persimmons?).
here]].
** There's also one from 3-5, a subversion Fifth case:
*** A
mix of CurseCutShort and LastSecondWordSwap, as LastSecondWordSwap happens in the last word is used in a different context:
-->'''[[spoiler:Edgeworth]]:''' Are...\\
'''[[spoiler:Franziska]]:''' You...\\
'''[[spoiler:Judge('s brother)]]:''' High! [[spoiler: [She's]
first trial, and it's said between three people: "Are... you... high! [[spoiler:She's really high up [there]!]]
** And when they
there!]]".
*** When the
judge in the second trial misinterprets one of Godot's obtuse coffee metaphors: "Cafe o' Lay? Is that even legal?"legal?".
20th Aug '16 12:56:42 PM DragonRanger
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* UnstoppableForceMeetsImmovableObject: Discussed in Case 5. Edgeworth tells the tale of the unstoppable halberd and the unbreakable shield, and how it was pointed out that both claims contradict one another. In reference to this story, the King of Prosecutors trophy he received is shaped like a ''broken'' sword and shield.
20th Aug '16 9:46:35 AM NNinja
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* GuideDangIt:
** At one point, you've got your target on the ropes but one final, ''massive'' testimony gets unloaded on your lap (at least ten different phrases to press). This testimony is also an instant-lose condition: press the wrong phrase and it is an automatic game over, which defies the standard procedure of gameplay. Finally, unlike other times where the game is very immediate about giving feedback, every phrase you press will generate a universal reply at first, preventing you from simply brute-forcing your way through all the testimony by restarting the game with each failed press (the correct phrase will only change the outcome after a few sentences have been spoken). If you're astute, the solution will be apparent but it's probably one of the most difficult moments in any installment.
** Another big one is [[spoiler: accusing Godot of killing Misty Fey]], seeing as, until then, there's been no hints whatsoever that he's was anywhere near the crime scene when the murder took place. You have only two things to go on: a single moment that happened at least two cases ago, and process of elimination, as the game makes it clear that the one you're looking for is a man by that point, and there are only four men in the Court Record, three of whom have alibis.

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* GuideDangIt:
** At one point, you've got your target on the ropes but one final, ''massive'' testimony gets unloaded on your lap (at least ten different phrases to press). This testimony is also an instant-lose condition: press the wrong phrase and it is an automatic game over, which defies the standard procedure of gameplay. Finally, unlike other times where the game is very immediate about giving feedback, every phrase you press will generate a universal reply at first, preventing you from simply brute-forcing your way through all the testimony by restarting the game with each failed press (the correct phrase will only change the outcome after a few sentences have been spoken). If you're astute, the solution will be apparent but it's probably one of the most difficult moments in any installment.
** Another big one is [[spoiler: accusing
GuideDangIt:[[spoiler: Accusing Godot of killing Misty Fey]], seeing as, until then, there's been no hints whatsoever that he's was anywhere near the crime scene when the murder took place. You have only two things to go on: a single moment that happened at least two cases ago, and process of elimination, as the game makes it clear that the one you're looking for is a man by that point, and there are only four men in the Court Record, three of whom have alibis.
20th Aug '16 9:40:47 AM NNinja
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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Shelly de Killer is incredibly polite for a hired assassin (unless you push his buttons), and will not consider a job done until any and all suspicion is drawn away from his client]].



* CrazyPrepared: [[spoiler:Luke Atmey]] is only one of about two people in the world crazy enough to use [[spoiler:''a guilty verdict'' as an alibi. It just so happened that the other person that would do that was Ron [=DeLite=]. Morgan Fey]] also counts. [[spoiler:In the second game she tried to pin a murder on Maya. After that failed, she's almost immediately made a backup plan that would come in action a whole year later.]]

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* CrazyPrepared: CrazyEnoughToWork: [[spoiler:Luke Atmey]] is only one of about two people in the world crazy enough to use [[spoiler:''a guilty verdict'' as an alibi. It just so happened that the other person that would do that was Ron [=DeLite=]. Morgan Fey]] also counts. [[spoiler:In the second game she tried to pin a murder on Maya. After that failed, she's almost immediately made a backup plan that would come in action a whole year later.]]
18th Aug '16 9:50:26 AM DragonRanger
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* DidIMentionItsChristmas: The murder of Case 4 takes place on Christmas and the trial is in the days after. The only effect this has is that one character hears a radio DJ say "It's almost Christmas!", which helps establish a timeline.


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* MeditatingUnderAWaterfall: Maya talks about wanting to do this as part of her spirit medium training at the beginning of Case 4, and it gets a few more mentions over the course of the case.
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** This game features a different health system, with a "five strikes" rule rather than the lifebar and variable penalties given out in the latter titles. The trials also take place over three days, which was changed to two days in subsequent games after complaints that the frequent shifts between the trial and investigations phases ruined the game's pacing. The five strike system would subsequently return in the crossover ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney'' and the main series itself in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''.

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** This game features a different health system, with a "five strikes" rule rather than the lifebar and variable penalties given out in the latter titles. The trials also take place over three days, which was changed to two days in subsequent games after complaints that the frequent shifts between the trial and investigations phases ruined the game's pacing. The five strike system would subsequently return in the crossover ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney'' ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney'', ''VisualNovel/DaiGyakutenSaibanNaruhodouRyuunosukeNoBouken'' and the main series itself in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''.
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