History VisualNovel / PhoenixWrightAceAttorney

27th May '16 10:19:41 AM Aruu
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Robert Hammond and debatably Jack Hammer.]]

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* AssholeVictim: AssholeVictim:
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[[spoiler: Robert Hammond and debatably is an AmoralAttorney who doesn't particularly care if his client is innocent; he just wants to win his case.]]
** [[spoiler: Debatably,
Jack Hammer.Hammer. He doesn't seem like an inherently bad person, but he ''does'' try to murder Dee Vasquez, who had been blackmailing him over an accidental death on set five years ago, and he ''does'' dress up in the Steel Samurai costume so his co-star, Will Powers, will get the blame.]]
27th May '16 10:10:34 AM Aruu
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** Phoenix also cannot present Profiles as evidence or in response to questions.
27th May '16 8:18:32 AM Aruu
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** [[spoiler:Robert Hammond from the fourth case of the first game was murdered for being one. In an interesting subversion, he was a defence attorney.]]

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** [[spoiler:Robert Hammond from the fourth case of the first game was murdered for being one. In an interesting subversion, subversion for the ''Ace Attorney'' series, he was a defence attorney.]]
27th May '16 8:17:25 AM Aruu
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** [[spoiler:Robert Hammond from the fourth case of the first game was murdered for being one.]]

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** [[spoiler:Robert Hammond from the fourth case of the first game was murdered for being one. In an interesting subversion, he was a defence attorney.]]
21st May '16 11:43:14 PM Chariset
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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Damon Gant, Lana Skye, possibly even Manfred von Karma. Gant throws this plus NotSoDifferent at Edgeworth as a parting shot, and it hits home because he'd known for a while it was a temptation for him. Lana gently counters it with the reminder that this is only a real danger for people who fight ''alone''.
20th May '16 4:53:52 PM Chariset
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* TwoDecadesBehind: The games take place in 2016-2019 but seem to be stuck somewhere around 1995-2000, with their non-smartphone cellphones, black-and-white photographs, and VHS tapes. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking They even have Phone Booths]]!

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* TwoDecadesBehind: The games take place in 2016-2019 but seem to be stuck somewhere around 1995-2000, with their non-smartphone cellphones, black-and-white photographs, and VHS tapes. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking They even have Phone Booths]]!phone booths]]!



*** Although [[spoiler:the three-minute thing is implied to be a trick to persuade Phoenix to stall for time by cross-examining the witness, since von Karma already set up the cross-examination to incriminate Phoenix's client further.]
* BewareTheHonestOnes[=/=]LawfulStupid: Edgeworth derails a case twice because of a sudden conviction about the truly guilty party, even though both of those moments hurt his case. In "Turnabout Samurai," he objects to a testimony that otherwise would have given him the win, because he suspects that the witness is the actual murderer. In "Turnabout Goodbyes," he breaks under the weight of his assumed guilt and confesses to the murder of his own father, forcing Phoenix (who had just acquitted him for a different murder) to defend him again.

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*** Although [[spoiler:the three-minute thing is implied to be a trick to persuade Phoenix to stall for time by cross-examining the witness, since von Karma already set up the cross-examination to incriminate Phoenix's client further.]
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* BewareTheHonestOnes[=/=]LawfulStupid: Edgeworth derails a case twice because of a sudden conviction about the truly guilty party, even though both of those moments hurt his case. In "Turnabout Samurai," he objects to a testimony that otherwise would have given him the win, because he suspects that the witness is the actual murderer. In "Turnabout Goodbyes," he breaks under the weight of his assumed guilt and confesses to the murder of his own father, forcing Phoenix (who had just acquitted him for a different murder) to defend him again.



* HaveYouComeToGloat: Edgeworth says it to Phoenix after being arrested. Of course, Phoenix isn't there to gloat, but rather to defend Edgeworth.

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* HaveYouComeToGloat: When Edgeworth says it to has been framed for murder, he assumes Phoenix after being arrested. Of course, Phoenix isn't there and Maya have come to gloat, but rather to defend Edgeworth."laugh at the fallen attorney."



* XanatosSpeedChess: The killer of 1-5 sets up two separate framings in the brief time between Joe Darke's escape and recapture. [[spoiler: First, he arranged the room to look like Ema killed Neil. This involved impaling Neil's body on the statue, writing on the jar, breaking the jar, and stashing the critical evidence in his safe. Then, once Lana arrived, he persuaded her to fake the evidence needed to arrest Joe Darke.]] This is extremely fast work, manipulating both people and evidence.

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* XanatosSpeedChess: The killer of 1-5 sets up two separate framings in the brief time between Joe Darke's escape and recapture. [[spoiler: First, he arranged the room to look like Ema accidentally killed Neil. This involved impaling Neil's body Neil on the statue, writing on the jar, breaking the jar, and stashing the critical evidence in his safe. Then, once Lana arrived, he persuaded her to fake the evidence needed to arrest Joe Darke.]] This is extremely fast work, manipulating both people and evidence.



* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: "You huffy, puffy, loosey-goosey excuse for a whimpering whining wuss of a witness." - Franziska, with some good ol' rhyming added for good measure.

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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Franziska's "You huffy, puffy, loosey-goosey excuse for a whimpering whining wuss of a witness." - Franziska, witness," with some good ol' rhyming added for good measure.



* AcquittedTooLate: [[spoiler:Terry Fawles. Mia loses, but Edgeworth sees the consequences of his prosecuting duties]].

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* AcquittedTooLate: [[spoiler:Terry Fawles. Mia loses, but Edgeworth sees the consequences of his prosecuting duties]]. He later describes the case as his "worst nightmare."



* BigNo: Edgeworth in 3-5 involving Larry and the "psycho-locks". It easily qualifies as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
-->''Edgeworth'': You mean I have to do it again?!

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* BigNo: Edgeworth in 3-5 involving Larry and the "psycho-locks".after breaking three of Larry's "psycho-locks," only to see five more pop up. It easily qualifies as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.
-->''Edgeworth'': You D-Does this mean I have to do it again?!all over again?
20th May '16 4:34:30 PM Chariset
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*** Although [[spoiler:the three-minute thing is implied to be a trick to persuade Phoenix to stall for time by cross-examining the witness, since von Karma already set up the cross-examination to incriminate Phoenix's client further.]]

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*** Although [[spoiler:the three-minute thing is implied to be a trick to persuade Phoenix to stall for time by cross-examining the witness, since von Karma already set up the cross-examination to incriminate Phoenix's client further.]]]
* BewareTheHonestOnes[=/=]LawfulStupid: Edgeworth derails a case twice because of a sudden conviction about the truly guilty party, even though both of those moments hurt his case. In "Turnabout Samurai," he objects to a testimony that otherwise would have given him the win, because he suspects that the witness is the actual murderer. In "Turnabout Goodbyes," he breaks under the weight of his assumed guilt and confesses to the murder of his own father, forcing Phoenix (who had just acquitted him for a different murder) to defend him again.



* CrazyEnoughToWork: Let's see: [[spoiler:[[MakeTheDogTestify Cross-examining a]] {{p|ollyWantsAMicrophone}}arrot, pull out of nowhere a speculation that a bullet hit the murderer, and using a metal detector inside the courtroom.]]

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* CrazyEnoughToWork: Let's see: [[spoiler:[[MakeTheDogTestify Cross-examining a]] {{p|ollyWantsAMicrophone}}arrot, pull out of nowhere running on a speculation hunch that a 15-year-old bullet hit is still inside the murderer, and using a metal detector inside the courtroom.courtroom...]]



* MakeTheDogTestify: As seen in the page image, Phoenix brings a parrot to the stand at one point. Said parrot completely turns the case around. This actually isn't as crazy as it sounds in context since during his investigation he actually finds that a certain phrase will cause the parrot to repeat an incriminating piece of evidence, [[spoiler: don't forget DL-6]]. Granted Manfred actually took the time to [[CrazyPrepared retrain the parrot]] not to respond to the trigger phrase, but Phoenix still manages to turn the case around using seemingly trivial information that the parrot was also taught to repeat.

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* MakeTheDogTestify: As seen in the page image, Phoenix brings a parrot to the stand at one point. Said parrot completely turns the case around. This actually isn't as crazy as it sounds in context since during his investigation he actually finds that a certain phrase will cause the parrot to repeat an incriminating piece of evidence, [[spoiler: don't Don't forget DL-6]]. Granted Manfred actually took the time to [[CrazyPrepared retrain the parrot]] not to respond to the trigger phrase, but Phoenix still manages to turn the case around using seemingly trivial information that the parrot was also taught to repeat.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Yanni Yogi, the Boat Rental owner. He pretends to be a senile old man who thinks Phoenix and Maya are his children until Phoenix reveals his true identity, at which point he confesses]].

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Yanni Yogi, the Boat Rental owner. He pretends to be a senile old man who thinks Phoenix and Maya are his children until Phoenix reveals his true identity, at which point he drops the act and confesses]].



* OnlyAFleshWound: [[spoiler:Manfred Von Karma]], who [[spoiler:spends ''15 years'' with a bullet in his shoulder]].

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* OnlyAFleshWound: [[spoiler:Manfred Von Karma]], who [[spoiler:spends spends ''15 years'' with a bullet in his shoulder]].shoulder.



* FireForgedFriends: Getting through [[spoiler:the Matt Engarde case and recovering Maya]] is what finally rekindles Phoenix and Edgeworth's old friendship and forges their new (unofficial) partnership.



** Why is the fourth case called ''Farewell, My Turnabout?'' [[spoiler: because it's the first case that Phoenix loses, and he's saying farewell to his perfect record of "turnabouts" - and that's a good thing, since the defendant turns out to be the killer.]]

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** Why is the fourth case called ''Farewell, My Turnabout?'' [[spoiler: because it's the first case that Phoenix loses, and he's saying farewell to his perfect record of "turnabouts" - -- and that's a good thing, since the defendant turns out to be the killer.]]



* FoundTheKillerLostTheMurderer: There's a complete inversion during case 4 in which the this trope is turned around. At first the killing seems like a straight forward murder. It however turns out [[spoiler:the one who did the actual killing was a hired assassin. The one who hired the killing however is the one who eventually gets caught, while the one who did the actual deed is never given his just desserts.]]

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* FoundTheKillerLostTheMurderer: There's a complete inversion during case 4 in which the this trope is turned around. At first the killing seems like a straight forward straightforward murder. It however turns out However, [[spoiler:the one who did the actual killing killer was a hired assassin. The one who hired law of transferred intent puts the killing however is guilt on the one who eventually ordered the hit, but the assassin himself gets caught, while the one who did the actual deed is never given his just desserts.away clean.]]



-->'''Maya''': "So listen to this, Pearly. [[Film/AmericanPie This one time at lawyer camp]], Nick..."
-->'''Phoenix''': "O-ok! I get it! Let's go take a look."
* GoodScarsEvilScars: [[spoiler:Matt Engarde has a decidedly evil scar on the side of his face that he covers with his hair to make him look more innocent.]]

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-->'''Maya''': "So So listen to this, Pearly. [[Film/AmericanPie This one time at lawyer camp]], Nick..."
Nick...
-->'''Phoenix''': "O-ok! O-ok! I get it! Let's go take a look."
look.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: [[spoiler:Matt Engarde has a decidedly evil scar on the side of his face that he covers with his hair to make him himself look more innocent.]]
16th May '16 8:11:55 AM Upgrader
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** Case 4. So I heard you like [[spoiler:defending a client who is clearly evil and having your dear friend and assistant's life depend on his acquittal.]]
** Just ask real attorneys, who will most likely find themselves defending a guy [[spoiler:like Matt]]. The scary and sad part comes when the miracle most likely won't ever happen for them.

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** Case 4. So I heard you like The scenario of [[spoiler:defending a client who is clearly evil guilty and having your dear friend and assistant's life depend on his acquittal.]]
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acquittal]] is terrifying. Just ask real attorneys, who will most likely find themselves defending a guy [[spoiler:like Matt]].Matt]] at some point. The scary and sad part comes when the miracle most likely won't ever happen for them.
12th May '16 5:13:59 PM Chariset
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* PowerOfTrust: Phoenix and Edgeworth, in pretty much everything from midway through their second case together and beyond. Which is a very interesting display of trust, considering the fact that one of them will ''have'' to lose whenever they're in court together.
** Although later on Edgeworth realises that there's a lot more to being a prosecutor than just winning or losing, and urges Phoenix to do the same.

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* PowerOfTrust: Phoenix and Edgeworth, in pretty much everything from midway through their second case together and beyond. Which is a very interesting display of trust, considering the fact It works because Phoenix knows that one of them Miles will ''have'' to lose whenever they're in court together.
** Although later on
expose the truly guilty and Edgeworth realises knows that there's a lot more to being a prosecutor than just winning or losing, and urges Phoenix to do Wright will protect the same.genuinely innocent, so justice will always be served.
11th May '16 9:09:07 PM Upgrader
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* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Maya and Phoenix go through this a few times, first with Larry Butz assuming Maya is Phoenix's partner in more way than one, and subsequently [[ShipperOnDeck several times]] with Pearl.

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* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Maya and Phoenix go through this a few times, first with Larry Butz assuming Maya is Phoenix's partner in more way than one, then with Turner Grey, and subsequently [[ShipperOnDeck several many, many times]] with Pearl.



--> '''Phoenix''': ...![[note]]To be clear, Phoenix ''doesn't'' correct them.[[/note]]

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--> '''Phoenix''': ...![[note]]To be clear, Phoenix ''doesn't'' correct them.her.[[/note]]
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