* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://www.court-records.net/arts/concept%20sketches.png The early character designs]] were very, very different:
** Phoenix had bright green hair and Franziska's sense of fashion.
** Edgeworth looked like a young Manfred von Karma ''and'' had a pointy BeardOfEvil.
** Mia was a big, hulking ''man''.
** Maya looked more like Ema.
** Gumshoe was a hot ''woman''.
** In-universe example: At the end of 1-4, Phoenix thinks he would've been a prosecutor [[spoiler: because Larry framed him for stealing lunch money]] and Edgeworth thinks he would've been a defense attorney [[spoiler: if his actual father wasn't killed by the man who would become his adoptive father and mentor]]. There's [[FanFic/ACompleteTurnabout a fan fic based on this premise.]]
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