Characters: Ace Attorney Witnesses And Other Characters Gyakuten Kenji 2
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Turnabout Target (Gyakuten no Hyoteki)
Mikiko Hayami (Nicole Swift)
A self-proclaimed up-and-coming journalist. She witnessed the assassination attempt at Gourd Lake and recorded the president's speech. She soon becomes one of the suspects. She is innocent
, even though she did help set up the fake assassination plan
- Reference Overdosed: The writings on her parka contain numerous references, both In-Universe - KB Security, iFly Airlines, Global Studios, Gatewater Hotel, Will Powers's shirt - as well as Shout Outs to the art director Tatsuro Iwamoto and a furniture company which apparently decorated Yamazaki's family home.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She very much resembles Lotta Hart in both appearance and profession, and even has similarly accented speech. She's actually an "apprentice" of her, even though she is a writer and Lotta a photographer.
- Too Funny to Be Evil: A minor case, she isn't actually evil but very few players guessed she'd be a willing conspirator in the fake assassination plan. Admitedly she never realised how far it would end up going, or that they'd end up pinning the blame on her.
Manosuke Naitō (Horace Knightley)
The bodyguard of a private security company hired by Zheng Fa's president, Teikun Ō. Wears a neck brace and is fond of his revolver and playing chess. He got involved in the investigation and it turned out that he killed Gai Tojiro, the head bodyguard out of jealousy
. Also, he and Souta
were childhood friends. They grew up together after their fathers abandoned them
. Manosuke lost most of his memory when he nearly froze to death
. His friend was the one who suggested making a fake assassination attempt.
Manosuke was imprisoned for his crime
. Souta then made sure he was killed by the prison director
- Animal Motif: His design is based on a horse.
- Asshole Victim: Culprit of the first case, victim of the second case.
- Berserk Button: Do NOT claim Tojiro was a better bodyguard in front of him. De Killer presses this a lot perhaps as a way of hinting he knows about the murder.
- Butt Monkey: By De Killer especially. Which may qualify as Fridge Brilliance if you know who his client is.
- Catch Phrase: Tends to use おっと quite a bit, which translates as something along the lines of "Oops, sorry" or "Whoa."
- Chekhov's Gun: The silver ring he's wearing. It is the Holic family ring. He inherited it from his father... which is later used to prove Souta isn't Holic's son like he claims.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Literally! His role in the story is a lot more important than one would expect, considering he was the Big Bad's childhood friend.
- Chess Motifs: He represents the knight, right down to his name.
- Deadpan Snarker: Possibly Deconstructed. His bitterly sarcastic mocking of Tojiro after his death is pretty much treated as his Moral Event Horizon. His constant snarks to Edgeworth only make him seem like even more of an utter Jerkass. Edgeworth even calls him a "truly despicable man".
- Disappeared Dad: He doesn't remember him, but he's dead. And his best friend blames him for it, even though it was his father who murdered him.
- Fall Guy: Later becomes a Deceased Fall-Guy Gambit for the president, though he didn't ask for it.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He killed his partner Tojiro out of jealousy, hoping that after his death, he would finally be promoted to head bodyguard.
- Gun Twirling: Not quite at Revolver Ocelot levels, but he's a fan of doing this.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Souta. Sadly for him, the feeling wasn't mutual.
- I Just Shot Marvin in the Face: His recoil animation has his gun misfiring, the shot coming within millimeters of his face.
- Jerk Ass/Jerk Ass Woobie: Dismissive and self-important, murdered his co-worker out of envy, lost his father and almost his life when he was six years old, and ends up dead over a misunderstanding.
- Morality Pet: Souta. To the point where he almost acts like a different person around him.
- Kick the Morality Pet: Inverted. Souta purposely gets him injured, then sets him up to commit murder and gets him killed.
- Neck Snap: By Shelly de Killer. It even causes the change in the security plans.
- Pet the Dog: It's heavily implied, if not outright stated, that he cares about and has a soft spot for Souta Sarushiro.
- Posthumous Character: You learn a lot more about him after his death.
- The Killer Becomes the Killed: He is the killer of the first case, but becomes the victim of the second case.
- The Scapegoat: Case 2 reveals that, after his arrest, he was to be tried as the attempted assassin rather than as a common murderer. Obviously done to cover up the fact that the assassination was fake.
- Shown Their Work: He loves Chess metaphors. He even makes a few obscure ones referencing Tournament Play rules. All of them are completely accurate.
- Slasher Smile: Does one after twirling his gun and pointing it and someone.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: He takes this Up to Eleven as the case progresses.
- Tsundere: Though he is most certainly tsuntsun by default, Souta is quite possibly the only person he'd show his deredere side to.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Is shown smiling in a photo, and tearfully apologized to Souta when forced to betray him.
- Villainous Breakdown: Naitou bites down on his lip with sunken-looking eyes as he screams bloody murder and twirls his gun even faster than usual until he loses control and starts tossing it and various other objects he has in his pockets up in the air. He fails to catch them and they all fall on his head one by one, knocking him into his neckbrace until his revolver hits his head, causing him to fall.
- Villainous Cheekbones: As part of his horse motif.
The Imprisoned Turnabout (Gokuchu no Gyakuten)
Sōta Sarushiro (Simon Keyes)
A monkey trainer in the Berry Big Circus and the suspect of the prison case. When he was a child, his best friend Manosuke Naitou; tied him up because he was threatened by his father Isaku Hyoudou.
They both nearly died and became orphans. Sōta's memories were muddled, but he remembered his saviour Ryōken Hōinbō
. He saved him and ever since then he became his father figure
. He held a grudge against the conspirators who betrayed Ryōken
as well as against Manosuke
, whom he blamed for tying him up
, plus he believed that Isaku Hyoudou was his father
, while in actuality it was Yutaka Kazami, the murderer
- Animal Motif: Based around the monkey theme.
- Anti-Villain: Type II. His misanthropy is understandable when you realize the only people he really got to know all were very bitter, horrible people. He also grew up in an orphanage of fear after being abandoned by his father.
- Apparently Powerless Puppetmaster: If anyone is the physical embodiment of this trope, it's him.
- Asian Airhead: Though he's really just Obfuscating Stupidity.
- Assassin Outclassin': After his breakdown, Shelly de Killer tries to kill him because he felt betrayed. However, Ryōken Hōinbō saved him.
- Big Bad: Catalyzes the events of four out of five of the cases in the game.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing/Faux Affably Evil: When he introduces himself, he's very cheerful and charismatic.
- Break the Cutie: Lost his only family when very young, as well as his only friend during the game. Also had his faith in both the law and humanity shattered, which twisted him badly.
- Broken Bird: A rare male example, but being abandoned by your father and growing up in an Orphanage of Fear can really break someone.
- Catch Phrase: "Nowaynowaynoway!"
- Chekhov's Gunman: Met as a falsely indicted suspect, and turns out to be the Big Bad.
- The Chessmaster/Manipulative Bastard: He even refers to himself as an "animal tamer who tames humans."
- Complexity Addiction: Lang thinks this is what does him in in the end, even giving an appropriate Lang Zi quote.
- Cute and Psycho: Under the fragile, cowardly exterior, is an extremely cruel and bitter young man.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: How does he manage to get Bansai Ichiyanagi convicted? By letting the innocent Kay be falsely accused, knowing someone will have to defend her, and in doing so expose the real killer.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Lost his father at a young age, nearly froze to death in a car after being betrayed by his best friend, thought his best friend helped kill his father and nursed a massive grudge, accidentally witnessed a murder that was hushed by corrupt law officials and ends up being interrogated and chased for twelve years as a result.
- Disappeared Dad: Supposedly, he died years ago. Actually, his real father is very much alive and a murderer who went missing to cover up his crime.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Long red hair and slender build.
- Even the Dog Is Ashamed: Taken to its logical conclusion in his Villainous Breakdown.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He can't comprehend why Kay and Edgeworth wanted to help him before without some ulterior motive. He has no concept of trust either.
- Evil Laugh: Just like his father.
- Evil Is Hammy: Far more prone to burst out into maniacal laughter than any other final boss in the series, with exaggerated sprite animations to go along with it.
- Evil Redhead: He used to have black hair.
- Eyes Always Shut: Most of the time. He only opens them when Money the Monkey is controlling him through his hair, or in his "hear no evil" pose. Until after The Reveal, where they're open permanently. They aren't creepy, though they do make him look just as clever as Edgeworth - which he is.
- False Friend: To Kay and especially Regina and Naitou.
- Fluffy Tamer: As an apprentice animal tamer at the Berry Big Circus.
- Bansai Ichiyanagi wore the mask of Zuruwan during the auction. Zuruwan is the nemesis of Global Hero Onyankopon. Souta's wearing a blue shirt with Onyankopon's insignia. This foreshadows their enmity, although Ichiyanagi isn't his top target.
- At the end of Case 2, Regina mentions that he isn't as dumb as he looks. That turns out to be a massive understatement.
- Fragile Flower: He's terrified of everyone he meets, going so far as to faint when Edgeworth glares at him. This is probably due to his misanthropy.
- Friend to All Living Things: He's an animal tamer for a reason. He even got Money the Monkey to be friends with him! But when his true nature is made clear they turn on him. Also, despite being hostile to nearly everyone else in the game, Kuro is said to be fond of him.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Naitou. Actually no. Unbeknownst to Naitou, Souta hated him ever since the incident with their fathers.
- He Who Fights Monsters: In trying to take down the conspirators, he winds up using the same methods they themselves used—to the point that he and Bansai wind up trying to kidnap the exact same kid in order to manipulate the same trial, albeit with a completely different verdict in mind. It especially bothers him to learn Kazami had tried to throw off the estimated death time in the same method he himself did with Ou's body double. When cornered, he reacts the exact same way his father did: confessing to everything before pointing out a legal loophole that prevents you from arresting him.
- Identical Stranger: When his character design was first released, he was criticized for looking like a male Dahlia Hawthorne. He certainly acts like her too.
- Irony: He asks Edgeworth whether or not Naitou really trusted him, thinking that if Naitou had confided with him, he could have convinced his best friend that there was no need to hate someone so much. Fast forward to Case 5...
- Japanese Pronouns: Boku, as is fitting for his personality. Significantly, he switches to the much rougher ore when his true colors are revealed.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: He forgot who his father was, and ended up assuming his father was the victim of the IS-7 Incident, and his friend's father was the murderer.
- Leitmotif: Restless People when you first meet him. Strange People when you talk to him. And when he reveals himself, The Man Who Masterminds The Game.
- Madden Into Misanthropy: His experiences have given him a chronic distrust of other people, and an obsession with being strong.
- Meaningful Name/Punny Name: "Saru" means monkey. His first name can also be read as "Kusata", a pun on "Kusatta" (rotten). Combined with his real family name (Kazami), his name means "Rotten Flavour".
- Monkey Morality Pose: Often covers his eyes, ears or mouth in this manner when frightened.
- Morality Pet: Implied to have been this to Naitou. A rare example in which the Morality Pet is crueler and more hate-filled than the one he humanizes.
- Monster Clown: Dressed like this during the final confrontation, complete with a Psychotic Smirk and deranged facial expressions.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Involved in all the events of the game, but manages to conceal it from everyone right until the very end.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: If it hadn't been for all the collateral damage like Kagome's death or Kay's and Shimon's abduction, it would have been hard to even think of him as an enemy, considering who his intended victims were.
- People Puppets: When Money the Monkey appears, he immediately starts to control Souta's arms using his hair.
- Real Men Hate Sugar: Claims he dislikes sweet things when Shigaraki offers him candy. Suggested to be a result of his abandonment issues.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He is usually seen with a pink hoodie and shoes on. At the circus, he wears a pink and purple clown costume and has pink makeup on.
- Right-Hand Cat: He uses one as part of his Slouch of Villainy pose.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Sure he was caught, but his main objective was revenge and he got it, big time.
- The Runaway: A combination of Orphan and Circus type. He actually did it because he was on the run from Bansai's henchmen looking to Leave No Witnesses.
- Sadist: Some unsettling dialogue shows that he genuinely enjoys causing and watching people's suffering, whether deserved or undeserved. The fact that he expresses glee over how he set up Naitou's death, even after he knew that his grudge against Naitou was misplaced, almost feels like his Moral Event Horizon.
- The Sociopath: While he's never explicitly called a sociopath, it's made repeatedly clear that he trusts no-one but himself, and can't comprehend why anyone would want to help another. Granted, this was probably brought on by his past.
- Spanner in the Works: To the group who assassinated the President. They actually knew about him, and tried to silence him for years, he was just too smart for them.
- Stepford Smiler: Type A. He maintains a friendly smile in almost all his appearances, despite having just lost his best friend. Considering his misanthropic, vengeful personality, he's also a type C.
- Sympathy for the Devil: Though whether or not he's truly a devil is up to you.
- Sympathetic Murderer: His victim tried to have many people killed, including Souta's father figure, Ryouken the assassin. He also has his tragic backstory going for him.
- The Plan: Oh. Sweet. Lord! If it's on the Gambit Index, you can bet he probably used it.
- Batman Gambit: His favourite method, this is how he coerces Marī into killing Naitou and Bansai into killing Kagome. He also designed the fake assassination plan to allow the jealous Naitou a perfect opportunity to kill his co-worker. He takes advantage of the trope to try and pull a Karma Houdini: since technically he never specifically told them to kill, they did that on their own, thus he can't really be charged with anything.
- Crazy-Prepared: He knew the evidence at Miwa's trial would be tampered with, so he prepared a hostage to force a Guilty verdict, out-gambitting Bansai in the process. He also prepared several methods of escape in case he got caught by the police.
- Trouble Magnet Gambit: The chisel he hid in Naitou's chess set.
- Unintentional Backup Plan: He never expected to be arrested as a potential suspect for Naitou's murder, which was a very big problem since he technically did cause it. But who should happen to be there but Miles Edgeworth... acting as an assistant to a Defense Attorney. Not only did this get him out of prison, it allowed him to work Edgeworth into the later part of his plan.
- Xanatos Gambit: How he dealt with Bansai. He sent letters to both him and Kagome exposing the other's secrets and telling them to meet at the same place. There were two possible outcomes here: either Kagome kills Bansai, in which case revenge achieved, or Bansai kills Kagome (the one that ended up happening) and goes down for murder, in which case revenge achieved.
- Xanatos Speed Chess: He's also very capable of working things into his plans on the fly. The fake President just happened to show up during one of his plans, so he took the opportunity to kill him personally. And finally, Edgeworth showing up was a complete fluke, but an on-the-spot Wounded Gazelle Gambit he was able to turn him into the best Unwitting Pawn he could ever ask for.
- Tragic Villain: One of the most sympathetic Big Bads in the series. His mother died when he was young, and his father abandoned him and left him in an orphanage of fear, his best friend betrayed him, and his only father figure was an assassin. Even Edgeworth felt sorry for him.
- Troll: During the final confrontation, he steals Edgeworth's voice to object to Edgeworth's statements, constantly provokes Kay and Edgeworth to get a rise out of them, fakes a Villainous Breakdown, tells Mikagami that she almost got her child killed and Lang that his father was incompetent for no reason other than to cause them psychological pain.
- Edgeworth mentiones that striking people's psychological weak point is his strategy to get an emotional response and divert them from the subject (They were trying to prove his guilt at the time).
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: He's shown smiling in the flashback picture with Naitou.
- Villainous Breakdown: His is one of the most awesome and hilarious Big Bad breakdowns in Ace Attorney, considering that all of his animal friends beat the crap out of him when he is exposed.
- Walking Spoiler: Just take a look at his entry in this page.
- What Could Have Been: Early versions of his design make it appear that he was intended to be a member of the von Karma family in the story's original setting.
- Who's Laughing Now?: Towards the conspirators who ruined his life.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: After all the crap he went through, you almost can't blame him for becoming a Magnificent Bastard Monster Clown.
- You Killed My Father: Though he didn't murder him, he believes it was Naitou's fault that his father died. Of course, he's mistaken about whose father is whose.
Shūji Orinaka (Jay Elbird)
One of the prisoners in the jail. He used to be a boxer and he continues practicing in prison. His prison number is D-259. He has a polar bear called Mark, who's always hanging around with him (literally). He tried to escape the prison. His bear knocked a guard unconscious and then Orinaka stole his cell keys and disguised himself as a guard
. His plan was foiled when Mark recognized him in the uniform
- Meaningful Name / Punny Name: His full name is a pun on "ori no naka shūjin", which means "prisoner in a cage".
- Mugged for Disguise: He even mugged another guy just to have someone to pin it on.
- Noodle Incident: It's never explained exactly what he's in for. He can get quite violent when provoked, and threatens to kill Edgeworth on at least one occasion, which could imply something. But then again, Ryōken says several of the inmates were falsely accused, so you never know.
- Villainous Breakdown: His face repeatedly snaps every which way like he's being punched in the face, then he collapses with teeth knocked out.
Ryōken Hōinbō (Sirhan Dogen)
A former assassin who would use his dog, Kuro, as a pet and a weapon. The ringing of Kuro's green bell was said to be the last thing his victims would hear before their deaths. He is blind and Kuro is his guiding dog. He saved the lives of Manosuke and Sōta when they were trapped in a car while it was freezing outside. Their parents abandoned them so he brought them to an orphanage.
Later, when he was asked to assassinate Teikun Ō near this very orphanage, Sōta recognized him and saved his life.
He was eventually caught, prosecuted by Edgeworth and imprisoned.
- The Bad Guy Wins: In a sense his situation has improved by the end, revenge has been taken on his enemies and he looks forward to having Sōta for company.
- Bald of Evil: Subverted. He may be an assassin, but he's not completely evil.
- Chekhov's Gunman/Red Herring : Zig-zags repeatedly between the two.
- You first meet him after a very ominous buildup, and upon seeing him he's practically the definition of Obviously Evil. But you don't really get much worthwhile information out of him. But later, after finding out the victim was seemingly killed by a dog, the player begins to suspect him. By the time you confront him again, Edgeworth is utterly convinced he's the killer. He isn't. Later subverted again when you find out though he didn't commit the murder, he was the indirect cause of it.
- As if that wasn't enough, in Case 5 you find out he was hired to kill the real president of Zheng Fa 12 years ago, so his body double could pull a Dead Person Impersonation. Said double turns up dead in the present. Surely he's the killer this time. Nope. But he does provide the final piece of the puzzle Edgeworth needs to work out who the real mastermind is.
- Contract on the Hitman: His employers planned to kill him after he killed the president of Zheng Fa. He was warned of this by Sōta shortly after, so he was able to escape.
- Death Seeker: He offered Shimon a chance to kill him, saying he is already tired of carving statues anyway. Being reunited with Souta seems to bring back his will to live though.
- Disk One Final Boss: Of Case 2. A very notable case, in that Even Edgeworth is convinced he's the killer, and the scene is even set up just like a final confrontation.
- Handicapped Badass: He's blind.
- Hell Is That Noise: The ringing of Kuro's bell. Marī Miwa seemed to think so, given how the sound features in her breakdown.
- Leitmotif: "Tone of an Assassin".
- Luxury Prison Suite: Perhaps even more so than Kristoph. Kay lampshades it during an investigation. Later Deconstructed when it's revealed he gets his luxury treatment by threatening the warden.
- Mexican Standoff: Against Shelly de Killer.
- Might as Well Not Be in Prison at All: Though he's not able to kill directly anymore, he still maintains the influence he once had. The mere knowledge that he has 'dogs' outside the prison and that they know where her family is allows him to manipulate the warden into giving him anything he wants, through this he established himself as the prison's "supplier", 'ordering' items for other prisoners in exchange for favours. Hell, his imprisonment allows him to play a major role in the Big Bad's plan.
The Inherited Turnabout (Uketsugareshi Gyakuten)
Issei Tenkai (Jeff Master)
A professional chef who has his own show where he sings, dances, and makes sweets, such as cake. He's also slowly losing his sense of taste, but he's working on a cure.
He is also the main suspect in the IS-7 case. Gregory Edegeworth was his defense attorney. He didn't manage to completely prove his innocence, but since he revealed that the autopsy report had to be faked because the victim's body was missing
, the prosecutor, Manfred von Karma, had to charge him with accomplice to murder instead.
- Chekhov's Gun: While in prison, he has a hard time tasting salty foods, and he claims this is due to an illness causing him to lose his sense of taste. Turns out, the real killer has a more severe form of the same illness, and it plays a part in his motive.
- False Confession: He eventually cracked under the pressure and confessed. The fact that von Karma questioned him day and night, causing his hair to turn white, helped a lot.
- Leitmotif: "Sweet Happiness".
- Meaningful Name / Punny Name: His name comes from the phrase "tenka ichi", meaning "the best on earth", referencing his reputation of his pastries being the best around. For once, the pun is actually acknowledged in-game, since it's his nickname.
- Parental Substitute: To Tsukasa Oyashiki.
- Perpetual Frowner: Only to his past self.
Delicy Scone (Delicia Scones)
An another confectionery chef who participated in the dessert-making contest. She is from England. She is actually a pharmacist who works for the Tenkai Group, who was sent to oversee the secret Tenkai Recipe.
She acts as an old lady and is the only character who hasn't changed a bit in 18 years.
- Big Eater: She snacks on the other contestants' works. It depends how much she snacks on them but Kazami doesn't seem to take kindly to that habit.
- Character Tic: Most of the time, you'll see her stirring in her bowl or holding it.
- Cheaters Never Prosper: She apparently cheated her way into the competition so she can do her job: never let Tenkai's works go public. That's one more reason for the murderer to attempt to frame her.
- Frameup: Kazami tried to frame her by placing the murder weapon in her room. She only becomes a suspect for a short while as a result.
- He Knows Too Much: The Tenkai Group sent her to spy on Tenkai and made sure his work never goes public.
- The Napoleon: Only part of it though. She's not evil but she can get angry real fast when you insult her.
- The Nicknamer: To everyone. Including Manfred Von Karma.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Her eyes look different from the rest of the Act Attorney characters but of course, no one comments on it.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Multiple layers of it, in fact! When Gregory first exposes the fact that she doesn't know the first thing about cooking and her contest entries are just props, she claims she is just a Big Eater who entered the contest on a whim because she loved sweets, and never expected to get all the way to the finals. Naturally, it's much more complicated than that, and when you meet her in the present it's clear she's much smarter than she acts. She's able to produce irrefutable evidence clearing her name when accused, for one.
- Older than They Look: Her exact age is unknown but she claims to be very old. It's a running joke in the case.
- Punny Name: Delicious scone. A scone is a small British quick bread of Scottish origin, and she claims to be from England.
- Rummage Fail: Does one when looking for the theft report giving her a perfect alibi, but it's played with: it's a blink-and-you-miss-it moment, but one of the "wrong" objects she produces actually is relevant to the case, it just won't play a part until later.
- Secret Identity: Not really. She's actually a pharmacist, even though she looks like a pastry chef.
- Why Did It Have To Be Bugs?: Hates cockroaches with a passion, so much so that she carries an incredibly strong pesticide with her at all times.
Tsukasa Oyashiki (Katherine Hall)
A girl who assists Issei Tenkai on his show. She was abandoned by her biological parents who left her at Tenkai's doorstep. He raised her as his own daughter. She hid the body of the IS-7 victim and prepared a trap for the real murderer, knowing that he would eventually return.
- Leitmotif: "Sweet Dance".
- Meaningful Name / Punny Name:
- Her name contains the kanji for "resident of mansion" and "blanket". A reference to how she first hid the body.
- Her full name is a pun on "o yashiki o tsukasadoru" which means "[to be] responsible for the residence". She takes care of Tenkai's mansion.
- Her surname Oyashiki may be a pun on "okashi", which means sweets.
Yutaka Kazami (Dane Gustavia)
A pastry chef without the ability to taste
. His son
was therefore very valuable to him. He and the victim of IS-7, Isaku Hyōdō, secretly collaborated together
in a dessert-making contest. Kazami was in charge of the flavor. Isaku betrayed him, abducted his son
and later blackmailed him when he found out about his disability
. Kazami killed him
and fled the country
- Arrogant Pastry Chef Guy: He considers his work almost akin to martial arts.
- Badass Beard: In the present.
- Chekhov's Gunman: At the end his role becomes a lot more important. He's not just a simple criminal. He's the father of Sōta Sarushiro.
- Evil Laugh: Even more proof that he's Sōta's father. Edgeworth actually sees the resemblance.
- I Have No Son: Claims this in the present. He pretty much only valued his son as a guinea pig for his cooking, and once he started to get his taste back, his son had outlived his usefulness.
- Leitmotif: "Brandished Flavor"
- Luke, I Am Your Father: To Sōta Sarushiro.
- Meaningful Name / Punny Name: His name means "full of flavor". He most certainly isn't. His surname contains the kanji for "weathercock".
- Not So Stoic: He normally speaks very politley, somewhat archaic language and acts like your typical Cool Old Guy in the present. He has one hell of an Evil Laugh, and practically borders on Evil Is Hammy once he's cornered.
- Real Men Are Pastry Chefs: And he's very serious about it too.
- Seppuku: Uses a dough effigy of himself as a surrogate for this in his Villainous Breakdown.
- Serious Business: Desserts. So much so that he framed Delish simply on account of her being "not a real pastry chef", and is deeply dissapointed Tenkai was suspected instead, as he considered him a Worthy Opponent.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Arrested but managed to pursue and fulfill his goal during his long freedom. He may lose his freedom but his talents can still be appreciated.
- To Be a Master: Claims this as his sole goal for entering the contest. There's more to it than that.
- Took a Level in Badass: Uh, as "badass" as pastry sculpting can be. He absolutely sucked in the flashback portion. In the present, he's creating works of art in seconds (Including a life-sized replica of himself).
- Villainous Breakdown: Carves a dough effigy of himself with his bare hands, then slices it in half.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: His testimony is considerably harder to crack than anything beforehand. And even then, he still has the Statute of Limitations on his side...
- Your Princess Is in Another Castle: You prove his motive, means and opprtunity and then, in a shock subversion of the series' normal conventions, he proceeds to flat-out admit everything you said is true and gives a full confession. It seems like it's all over... until he goes Laughing Mad and reminds you of the Statute of Limitations.
The Forgotten Turnabout (Bokyaku no Gyakuten)
Tōko Mutō (Karin Jenson)
A university hospital nurse. She's Otome Itami's granddaughter and she assists her from time to time. She found and treated Kay after she fell down and lost her memories. She was forced to work with Bansai Ichiyanagi. He made her don a mask and the victim's clothes to pretend she was one of the auction customers
- Dead Person Impersonation: After Bansai killed Kagome during the auction, he made Mutō switch clothes with her and pretend she was one of the customers.
- Generation Xerox: She ended up just like her grandmother.
Otome Itami (Bonnie Young)
A coroner and the director of the Itami hospital who works with Tōko Mutō, her grandchild. She's very old and when speaking she always whispers it to Tōko who then relays it loud enough to the others. She was forced to work with Bansai Ichiyanagi. He made her create a fake autopsy report, which he then gave to von Karma.
The Grand Turnabout (Oinaru Gyakuten)
Shimon Aizawa (John Marsh)
A 13-year old boy. He's a middle school actor, often mistaken for an elementary school student. He has a starring role in the upcoming Borumosu movie, which is being filmed by the Global Studios. His mother, Ami, died a few years ago so her cousin, Hakari Mikagami now takes care of him. He is the son of the real Teikun Ō.
- Cheerful Child: Not that it's easy to tell, but he's not as surly as he seems.
- Disappeared Dad: He's been dead for a long time.
- Failed a Spot Check: Completely failed to notice Bansai Ichiyanagi hiding in the lot and Souta Sarushiro lowering a body into the lot from a hot-air balloon. Granted, he had earphones in and was talking on the phone for the latter event, but still.
- Fan Boy: He's a fanboy of Borumosu. You can tell by his clothes and the horns he wears.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's about as brash and cranky as you'd expect a 13 year old boy to be, but he cares about his adoptive mother and can concede to showing respect to people if they impress him. He's really not a bad kid. He also refuses Ryouken's Please Kill Me If It Satisfies You, not because of If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him, but rather because allowing himself to become a murderer would cause pain for his adoptive mother and everyone else who cares about him.
- Leitmotif: "Pointed Age"
- Meaningful Name / Punny Name: "Shimon" means fingerprints.
- Missing Mom: She died a few years ago so he was adopted by her cousin.
- Older than They Look: He's 13, and a Middle School student. Most people are surprised once they find out.
- The Stoic: Once you startle him though, he's just like any other boy.
- Tell Me About My Father: The Ō they saw killed is an imposter. And only the cowardly imposter, an animal-loving warden, a corrupt prosecutor, a blind monk-assassin and a circus clown knows. So it's perfectly understandable.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Milk. His damage sprite shows that his backpack contains more milk cartons, and when he gets kidnapped, a milk carton is used to track him down.
- You Killed My Father: To Ryouken. He contemplated Revenge for a while, but untimately decided against it.