History VisualNovel / PhoenixWrightAceAttorney

9th Nov '17 7:27:18 PM rjd1922
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---->'''Lana:''' [[ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Give it three years.]] [[FallenHero Then we'll see what you have become.]]

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---->'''Lana:''' [[ApolloJusticeAceAttorney [[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Give it three years.]] [[FallenHero Then we'll see what you have become.]]
9th Nov '17 7:26:22 PM rjd1922
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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: In Japan, the game's cover is the same as the rest of the series (including in North America, starting with the second game): [[http://aceattorney.wikia.com/wiki/File:GSYG-cover.jpg Four portraits of the main characters in a row.]] In the US though, the cover is a picture of [[http://aceattorney.wikia.com/wiki/File:AA_cover_art.png Phoenix pointing angrily]], with Maya standing behind him and [[EvilOverlooker Edgeworth evilly overlooking them]].
4th Nov '17 4:51:13 PM rjd1922
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The first three games in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series star Phoenix Wright, a sympathetic, easily flustered Franchise/PerryMason-type with AnimeHair, who digs deeper into the mysteries surrounding his clients' cases (which always seem to involve [[AlwaysMurder murder]]), butts heads with a host of [[OnlySaneMan eccentric characters]], discovers clues and evidence the police miss, and uses those clues in court to force the truth out of witnesses and discover the true perpetrators. He fights alongside his {{late|ArrivalSpoiler}} mentor, Mia Fey, and her GenkiGirl sister Maya Fey. They were originally developed for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance, with the exception of the fifth case of the first game, "Rise From the Ashes", which was created for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS remake, known as ''Gyakuten Saiban: Yomigaeru Gyakuten'' (''Turnabout Trials: The Revived Turnabout'') in Japan. The game plays out in a VisualNovel style through the perspective of Phoenix Wright during investigation sessions, where the player can talk to other characters, present evidence, and find clues to build up their case. Usually the next day, court begins, where the player cross-examines witnesses to find contradictions, [[ThePerryMasonMethod eventually forcing the real culprit to confess.]] The bonus 5th case of the first game took advantage of the touch-screen and mic on the DS allowing for more in-depth investigations on evidence, which is used in later titles in the series that require a system with a touchscreen.

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The first three games in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series star Phoenix Wright, a sympathetic, easily flustered Franchise/PerryMason-type with AnimeHair, who digs deeper into the mysteries surrounding his clients' cases (which always seem to involve [[AlwaysMurder murder]]), butts heads with a host of [[OnlySaneMan eccentric characters]], discovers clues and evidence the police miss, and uses those clues in court to force the truth out of witnesses and discover the true perpetrators. He fights alongside his {{late|ArrivalSpoiler}} mentor, Mia Fey, and her GenkiGirl sister Maya Fey. They were originally developed for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance, with the exception of the fifth case of the first game, "Rise From the Ashes", which was created for the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS remake, known as ''Gyakuten Saiban: Yomigaeru Gyakuten'' (''Turnabout Trials: Trial: The Revived Turnabout'') in Japan. The game plays out in a VisualNovel style through the perspective of Phoenix Wright during investigation sessions, where the player can talk to other characters, present evidence, and find clues to build up their case. Usually the next day, court begins, where the player cross-examines witnesses to find contradictions, [[ThePerryMasonMethod eventually forcing the real culprit to confess.]] The bonus 5th case of the first game took advantage of the touch-screen and mic on the DS allowing for more in-depth investigations on evidence, which is used in later titles in the series that require a system with a touchscreen.



[[caption-width-right:350:The first game.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The first game.]]\n



* KansaiRegionalAccent: Furio Tigre in the Japanese version (hence his Brooklyn accent in the English adaptation).

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* KansaiRegionalAccent: Furio Tigre in the Japanese version (hence his ([[AccentAdaptation hence his]] [[BrooklynRage Brooklyn accent accent]]
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1st Nov '17 11:53:34 PM Squirtle802
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* AmbidextrousSprite: In case 3-5, [[spoiler:Edgeworth plays defense attorney, and instead of using his left hand for pointing, he uses his right.]]

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* AmbidextrousSprite: In case 3-5, when [[spoiler:Edgeworth plays becomes acting defense attorney, and instead of using attorney.]] [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] somewhat, because while the animations were flipped without accounting for handedness but the sprites ''were'' redrawn to keep the buttons on his left hand for pointing, he uses his right.]] vest/jacket facing the right way.
30th Oct '17 10:34:16 PM Synchronicity
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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Franziska's habit of whipping every male who displeases her and Pearl [[ArmorPiercingSlap armor-piercing slapping]] Phoenix when she thinks he's cheating on Maya are both played for laughs.
29th Oct '17 7:28:44 AM Synchronicity
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* PricelessMingVase: The Fey clan's greatest treasure is the Sacred Urn, said to house the soul of the clan's founder. It gets broken and put back together again at least three times over the course of the trilogy. At the very end, a picture is shown of a very young Maya and Mia restoring the vase, implying that it happened a lot before.
26th Oct '17 12:05:35 PM dreamsepilogue
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* TooDumbToLive: Phoenix presents damning evidence to the person he's trying to convict, alone with no witnesses, no less than ''three times''. Predictably, it ends badly every single time.



* AssholeVictim: As mentioned elsewhere, Dr. Grey. While there is a degree of JerkassHasAPoint (as Mimi DID cause the malpractice), he still has a large degree of responsibility since he overworked her to the point of exhaustion in the first place. That's not even mentioning his reason for the channeling, which is to [[NeverMyFault force Mimi's spirit to admit full responsibility for the malpractice to clear his own reputation.]]

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* AssholeVictim: AssholeVictim:
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As mentioned elsewhere, Dr. Grey. While there is a degree of JerkassHasAPoint (as Mimi DID cause the malpractice), he still has a large degree of responsibility since he overworked her to the point of exhaustion in the first place. That's not even mentioning his reason for the channeling, which is to [[NeverMyFault force Mimi's spirit to admit full responsibility for the malpractice to clear his own reputation.]] ]]
** Juan Corrida. By all accounts, he wasn't a very nice person. [[spoiler: We never get the chance to see if he was nearly as bad as TheRival [[BigBad Matt Engarde]], but at the very least, he was willing to break it off with his (emotionally insecure) fiancee for the sole reason of her being Engarde's ex, then use her resulting suicide as a tool to try to tank Engarde's reputation.]]



* BookEnds: The first and last days in court overall both open with Phoenix having the same nightmare. The first time, it is seemingly caused by a menacing ringtone. The second time adds some more relevant context: [[spoiler:Phoenix knows his client is guilty, but he has no choice but to obtain a verdict of "not guilty" in order to save his friend. As such, he feels he is no longer worthy of his badge]].

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* BookEnds: The first and last days in court overall both open with Phoenix having the same nightmare.nightmare (of a monstrous Judge declaring him unfit for his attorney's badge, before crushing him with a giant gavel). The first time, it is seemingly caused by a menacing ringtone. The second time adds some more relevant context: [[spoiler:Phoenix knows his client is guilty, but he has no choice but to obtain a verdict of "not guilty" in order to save his friend. As such, he feels he is no longer worthy of his badge]].



* ContrivedCoincidence: Three of them in Case 2-1: [[spoiler:Maggey and Richard having the same exact eyeglass prescription (which leads to Maggey being accused of murder when Richard's glasses are found underneath the victim), Phoenix and Richard having the same exact phone model and color (leading to Richard accidentally swiping Phoenix's phone after he attacks him when he meant to grab his own), and Maggey happening to accidentally step on her glasses and break them around the same time the pair of broken glasses was found underneath the victim]].

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* ContrivedCoincidence: Three of them make Phoenix's case harder (and reinforce Maggey's ButtMonkey status) in Case 2-1: [[spoiler:Maggey and Richard having the same exact eyeglass prescription (which leads to Maggey being accused of murder when Richard's glasses are found underneath the victim), Phoenix and Richard having the same exact phone model and color (leading to Richard accidentally swiping Phoenix's phone after he attacks him when he meant to grab his own), and Maggey happening to accidentally step on her glasses and break them around the same time the pair of broken glasses was found underneath the victim]].



* CycleOfRevenge: Case 2-4 is one springing from a cycle of petty one-upsmanship between two actors that catches some bystanders up in it as collateral damage. [[spoiler:Matt reveals to Juan that his fiance is Matt's ex. Juan breaks it off with her, which causes her to commit suicide. Juan then forges a suicide note detailing Matt's wrong-doing, which Juan hides to use later. Her protegee, Adrian, begins seeing Juan to get close to him to find the note and burn it to save her further disgrace. Juan plans to publish the note as payback, but Matt kills him first, and Adrian tries to frame Matt for the murder to make sure he doesn't get away.]]

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* CycleOfRevenge: Case 2-4 is one springing from a cycle of petty one-upsmanship between two actors that catches some bystanders up in it as collateral damage. [[spoiler:Matt reveals to Juan that his fiance is Matt's ex. Juan breaks it off with her, which causes her to commit suicide. Juan then forges a suicide note detailing Matt's wrong-doing, which Juan hides to use later. Her protegee, Adrian, begins seeing Juan to get close to him to find the note and burn it to save her further disgrace. Juan plans to publish the note as payback, but Matt kills has him killed first, and Adrian tries to [[FramingTheGuiltyParty frame Matt directly]] for the murder his assassin carried out, to make sure he doesn't get away.]]



* DemotedToExtra: Maya spends most of the game sidelined in favor of Pearl -- and, for part of the first case, Maggey Byrde -- and only really takes much of a part in the third case. Not to say that she doesn't play much of a role in the overall storyline, though, she just spends most of it in the background (to the point where she doesn't even appear on the game's cover art; Pearl takes her spot instead).

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* DemotedToExtra: Maya spends most of the game sidelined in favor of Pearl -- and, for part of the first case, Maggey Byrde -- and only really takes much of a part in the third case. Not to say that she doesn't play much of a role in the overall storyline, though, she just spends most of it in the background (to the point where she doesn't even appear on the game's cover art; Pearl takes her spot instead). [[spoiler: [[HostageSituation Then horribly averted in the final case.]]]]
26th Oct '17 11:40:13 AM dreamsepilogue
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** In case 2-3, [[spoiler:the murderer hits the wrong target, killing the girl's father (the circus Ringmaster) instead of his daughter ([[FreudianExcuse who accidentally sent his brother into a coma and crippled him]] through a horrific series of accidental events), seems truly sorry for acting out of emotions, and everyone is torn up at the end of the case, though determined to pull each other together]].

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** In case 2-3, [[spoiler:the murderer hits the wrong target, killing the girl's father (the circus Ringmaster) Ringmaster, who for bonus points was effectively his adoptive father) instead of his daughter ([[FreudianExcuse who accidentally sent his brother into a coma and crippled him]] through a horrific series of accidental events), seems truly sorry for acting out of emotions, and everyone is torn up at the end of the case, though determined to pull each other together]].



* CastOfSnowflakes: As [[http://i27.servimg.com/u/f27/13/87/06/21/pws11.jpg this]] image can show you, all characters are unique in design.

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** Edgeworth gets his share of moments, ''especially'' in case 1-5, where many jokes are made at his expense.
* CastOfSnowflakes: As [[http://i27.servimg.com/u/f27/13/87/06/21/pws11.jpg this]] image can show you, all characters are unique in design. The designers go out of their way to make sure no two characters are like, [[AnimeHair with]] [[{{Gonk}} some]] [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure pretty]] [[ExpressiveHair crazy]] [[FaceOfAThug results.]]
26th Oct '17 11:04:20 AM dreamsepilogue
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* AssholeVictim: As mentioned elsewhere, Dr. Grey. While there is a degree of JerkassHasAPoint (as Mimi DID cause the malpractice), he still has a large degree of responsibility since he overworked her to the point of exhaustion in the first place. That's not even mentioning his reason for the channeling, which is to [[NeverMyFault force Mimi's spirit to admit full responsibility for the malpractice to clear his own reputation.]]



* SadisticChoice: In case 4. [[spoiler:Get your guilty-as-hell client Matt Engarde acquitted to spare Maya, or sacrifice Maya to give him the verdict he deserves. On the plus side, turning the case around gives Engarde his own Sadistic Choice: plead guilty to murder, or plead not guilty and be assassinated by the one he blackmailed the moment he's out of custody.]]

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* SadisticChoice: In case 4. [[spoiler:Get your guilty-as-hell client Matt Engarde acquitted to spare Maya, Maya (Engarde has her held hostage by an assassin), or sacrifice Maya to give him the verdict he deserves. On the plus side, turning the case around (by proving Engarde has blackmail material on the assassin and thus plans to betray him) gives Engarde his own Sadistic Choice: plead guilty to murder, or plead not guilty guilty...and be assassinated targeted by the one he blackmailed that very same assassin the moment he's out of custody.]]
25th Oct '17 2:06:27 PM dreamsepilogue
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** If you present a certain piece of evidence too early in 5 [[spoiler:(the cloth with Ema's fingerprints)]], you are later told the trial was unwinnable from the time you presented it. The screen then goes black with a "Guilty" verdict.
** Before most testimonies you have the option not to cross-examine, but this usually just results in your assistant calling you an idiot and making you go ahead with the cross-examination anyway. However, in 1-4, if you choose not to cross-examine the witness after [[spoiler:Maya is arrested for contempt of court and dragged off to prison]] then Phoenix really will decline the opportunity to do so, which results in an instant "Guilty" verdict.

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** If you present a certain piece of evidence too early in 5 [[spoiler:(the cloth with Ema's fingerprints)]], you are later told the trial was unwinnable from the time you presented it. it [[spoiler: because it was illegal and by presenting it you invalidated your entire case, falling into Gant's trap.]] The screen then goes black with a "Guilty" verdict.
** Before most testimonies you have the option not to cross-examine, but this usually just results in your assistant calling you an idiot and making you go ahead with the cross-examination anyway. However, in 1-4, if you choose not to cross-examine the witness after [[spoiler:Maya is arrested for contempt of court and dragged off to prison]] then [[PressXToDie Phoenix really will decline the opportunity to do so, so]], which results in an instant "Guilty" verdict.
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