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Manga characters - Phoenix Wright
Belle Windsor (Suzume Kazama)
Larry’s latest girlfriend, she was previously in a relationship with Bright Bonds, only for him to keep pursuing her despite being married. It’s the other way around; she wanted him quite badly, then killed him for refusing.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Manipulated Larry into taking the fall for her killing Bonds for rejecting her
- Expy: Her hair and kimono make her look somewhat like Aoi from Ai Yori Aoshi, except Aoi is not the type to commit murder over being rejected
- Hidden Eyes: Particularly shortly before she adopts an especially emotional or psychotic facial expression.
Biddy Tenniman (Yone Ootsuka)
Manager of the Run-Down Inn, and a witness called to the stand.
- Flaw Exploitation: The Run-Down Inn doesn't have any air conditioning so Belle Windsor had to open up the window in one of the apartments to make it look like it was her apartment.
- Gonk: Large eyes and lips.
- Parrot Pet Position: She always has a cat with her.
- Seinfeldian Conversation: Payne remarked that she likes to talk about nothing since all she talked about before her tesrimony began was to try to convince Phoenix into moving into the Run Down Inn. It turned out to be useful since she said there was no air conditioning so Phoenix uses that to figure out that Belle Windsor opened p the window in her apartment.
- Shrouded in Myth: She doesn't know what Gourdy really is.
Bobby Wolfe (Sasao Komori)
Robin Wolfe’s younger brother, a reclusive spider fanatic. He's suspected of killing Robin in Turnabout Gallows.
- Heroic BSOD: After all his spiders die in the fire, he can't even put two words together.
- In Vino Veritas: Brock tries this on him, but he passes out too quickly.
- Loners Are Freaks: He’s a recluse whom his brother says could never get a job at his age, but he’s not a killer.
- Older than They Look: He’s fairly short and looks like a young boy, but he’s well into middle age
Theridia Wolfe (Himeko Komori)
Robin Wolfe's wife, who is not on good terms with him at the time of his death, and is also cold to Phoenix and Maya.
- Ice Queen: But not without a few soft spots, such as when she cries and comforts her daughter after the true killer of her husband is revealed
- I Owe You My Life: Subverted. She did send Lira to shut off the main breaker for Robin and he dies anyway.
- The Nicknamer: Subverted. She's the only one who calls Bobby "Robert" while everybody else just calls him Bobby.
Lira Wolfe (Sara Komori)
Robin and Theridia’s daughter, she was in a relationship with Eddie Johnson prior to his death
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: Although most of her rebellious streak stems from the fact that her father killed her boyfriend.
- Forgiveness / Revenge: Has an interesting variation of this at the end of the trial; she says she will never forgive Brock for killing her father (whom she hated for killing Eddie but still loved as her father), but won’t take her revenge, because revenge never makes anyone feel better.
Brock Johnson (Hatsurou Kimura)
An electrician and Eddie's older brother, who is currently investigating Robin over his suspicion that he was responsible for his brother's death.
- Meaningful Name/ Shout-Out: He and his brother Eddie’s names, combined, form “Eddie Brock”, also known as Venom.
- Confess to a Lesser Crime: He admits to setting fire to Wolfe Manor when it looks as though Bobby might get off, after Edgeworth tricks him into confessing. He claims that he's doing this to catch a murderer, although he's hoping to avoid being revealed.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Mr. Wolfe essentially drove Eddie to suicide, so he sought revenge.
- Dead Person Impersonation: Pretends to be his dead brother for the purpose of tormenting Mr. Wolfe
- Muscles Are Meaningful: After all, he was the only one who could lift all the furniture of the Den of Spiders up onto the ceiling.
- Nice Hat: He uses his hat as part of his impersonation of his dead brother.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: A more limited example; he pretends to carelessly activate the Den of Spiders' chair's restraints with Maya inside, but it's clear later on that he knew how it worked in advance.
- Revenge: His motivation, although Lira, who loved Eddie, thinks otherwise, refusing to forgive him but saying that she doesn’t want revenge.
- Saying Too Much: Edgeworth tricks him into admitting to setting the fire this way, after he insists that he was wearing gloves.
Thomas Spitzer (Azuchi Yamashiro)
Bobby's only friend, a professor and expert on spiders who often visits Wolfe Manor.
- Absent-Minded Professor: He neglects to mention that the elevator in the Den of Spiders only carries one person.
- Berserk Button: Don't question him about his knowledge of spiders.
- Face-Heel Turn: Of a sort. He initially begs Phoenix to defend Bobby, but then testifies for the prosecution after claiming Edgeworth convinced him that Bobby is guilty.
- With Friends Like These...: Phoenix has to wonder how much Thomas cares for Bobby, especially considering that he doesn’t stand up to Robin. In the end, though, Bobby gets a job working for Spitzer and caring for his spiders, and is considerably happier as a result.
Julie Henson (Juri Okazaki)
Assistant to the publicity team at Sparkle Land, and the defendant in Turnabout Showtime.
- Character Tics: Biting her nails when she's nervous. Raymond hates it, but Phoenix finds it cute.
- The Cutie: Phoenix is quite attracted to her, presumably because she slightly resembles Dahlia. It's unclear whether this is before or after he learns Iris actually did love him.
- Standard Female Grab Area: Gumshoe takes her away this way. Justified in that resisting arrest is not a good idea.
- Working with the Ex: There is some unspoken tension between her and Flip because he left her for another girl, leading her to be suspected for his murder.
Raymond Spume (Kosuke Kasugai)
Publicity team leader at Sparkle Land, the creator of the Sparklestar and Friends show and the one playing Sparklestar. He's Julie, Buck and Flip's immediate superior.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Framing Julie for murder over her biting her nails and in his view, not having "the attitude of a professional"
- Expy: His appearance is similar to that of Kristoph Gavin, down to committing murder out of jealousy over someone else replacing him.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Toward Flip, who was to replace him as Sparklestar.
- Heel Realization: After he’s exposed, he realizes that he was the one who “dragged Sparklestar’s name through the mud”.
- Jerk Ass: Treats Julie horribly for even minor infractions, and even before trying to frame her for murder.
- Light Is Not Good: “Ray” was chosen as in “ray of light”.
- Saying Too Much: A case in which it isn’t immediately obvious that he had even made a mistake. His yelling at Julie for biting her nails after finding Flip dead like she did in the show indicates that he was turned around inside his costume, thus validating Phoenix’s theory that the killer wore his costume backwards to open it from the inside, stabbed Flip (who was himself wearing his costume backwards) , then turned himself back around.
- Serious Business: His view on Sparklestar, from yelling at Julie for biting her nails to killing Flip for being chosen as his replacement and framing Julie over her biting her nails.
- Sinister Silhouettes: If you look at the intro, you can see part of his hair before he stabbed Chambers.
Buck Montana (Hosaku Futogayama)
Part of the publicity team of Sparkle Land. He plays Humongostar for Sparkle Land.
Cameron Show (Shotaro Sakae)
A long-time Sparklestar fan who has taped every show.
A fortune teller specifies in ice cream fortune telling.
- Continuity Nod: Kind of. It's the future that Saito predicted. And that future is when Phoenix Wright will become a pianist.
- Food Slap: Only that Franziska was the one who did it unintentionally. When Saito offered the judge some ice cream, Franziska destroys it with her whip and it wind up on all of the judge's head.
- Phony Psychic: At least that's what Phoenix thought of him. After all, he was predicted to become a pianist in the future so he thought Saito was a quack psychic. Oh, how wrong Phoenix was...
- Trademark Favorite Food: Ice cream. After Fortune Circle has been closed down, he decides to master the art of making ice cream.
Russi Clover (Kaede Hiirragi)
A girl who loves anything that has to do with occult. She's accused of killing Oracle Hecate but she's admitting it since she thought it was the Lord of Death who caused her to do it. She later joined the Great Tengu Society just so she can take pictures of the tengu. Of course, another murder occurs and she's accused of being the murderer again.
- Fangirl: She loves anything that has to do with with occult or psychic powers.
- Fangs Are Evil: She imagines herself with fangs after being possessed by the Lord of Death.
- Hair Decoration: She has a hairpin.
- Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: She visited Oracle to try to stop Cytherea's prophecy.
- Sudden Name Change: In the English version. After her two times hanging out with Nick and Maya, she has a case with Edgeworth in his manga, where her name suddenly changes to "Candy Holly". The two series have different translators, so it's likely a case of them not comparing notes.
Moira Cytherea (Mariko Kirameki)
A fortune teller who gets her tellings from the Venutian, an alien living on the planet Venus.
- Hidden Eyes: Most of the time, her hat covers her eyes.
- Neat Freak: She claims it's necessary for her hands to be clean during her communication with the Venutian. In that case, her hands would have been dirty from the red ink from Maya's hand, which was dirty from Wally Flores's ink.
- Never Bareheaded: She takes off her hat after she confesses.
- Phony Psychic: Her predictions about the Lord of Death were there to make it look like she's a reliable psychic.
- Prophecies Are Always Right: Her prediction about the Lord of Death taking over Russi's body came true. Because of her meddling, of course.
- Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Well, she 's the one who made one. She predicted that the Lord of Death will possess Russi so she tries to stop that by visiting Oracle. Of course, it only came true because Cytherea made it happen.
- Tears of Remorse: She does this as, in a rare occasion, she actually apologizes to the person she was trying to frame
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Oracle's Nether World Prophecies was becoming so famous that Oracle didn't need Cytherea anymore.
- You're Just Jealous: When she threatens to tell everybody of their little trick of their fortune-telling, Oracle merely shrugged it off since everybody will think she's just jealous of her.
Wally Flores/Caliente del Fuego (Minoru Hikage/Kaen Homura)
The substitute for Hans Future Simon, the fortune teller who specifies in palm reading. He's the personal general affairs manager of YY Company. He reappears in Turnabout Gurgitation as Caliente del Fuego.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: He has noticeably more paler skin than the other fortune tellers.
- Fleeting Passionate Hobbies: He's only going to do palm reading until the usual palm reader gets back. Of course, after the case, Fortune Circle is closed down so he went back to his original job.
- Neat Freak: Well, he does have serious germaphobia. As a gourmand fighter, he tries to roast everything as a result.
- Nice Hat: More like a headband.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Well, in terms of clothing for fortune tellers, his is the oddest since he wears a suit. Justified as he's just a replacement.
- Terrified of Germs: Phoenix accidentally had his thumb touch his hand and it made him all freaked out so much that he had to go to the bathroom for two or three minutes to wash his hands. That's enough time for him to supposedly go through the ventilation and kill Oracle Hecate but he's not the killer.
- Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: First, he's the personal general affairs manager of YY Company, then he's a fortune teller, then he's a contestant on Gourmand Battle.
Diana Wheatley (Tsukimi Kanenari)
The defendant in Turnabout From Heaven
- Sympathetic Murderer: Edgeworth sympathizes with her, but says she must pay for her crime. Then again, as is often the case, she is not the culprit.
- Trauma-Induced Amnesia: It's suggested that this is why she forgot which birthday was her mother's and which one was hers, as well as believing that her abusive stepmother was her "kidnapper", while her mother was her actual parent.
Dreama Love (Yumeko Aizawa)
Buck Wheatley's doctor and Diana's mother
Alice Butler (Morie Kidai)
Housekeeper for Buck Wheatley.
Kevin Hattori (Yoshizumi Toriyama)
Host of Gourmand Battle, and the defendant in Turnabout Gurgitation.
Carl Caesar (Michizane Shimon)
Producer of Gourmand Battle. No longer since the show was canceled because of Risa Iko.
Risa Iko (Risa Eko)
One of the contestants on Gourmand Battle, who is obsessed with environmentalism.
Arnold "Muscles" Balboa (Muscle Taketora)
Another contestant on Gourmand Battle.
- Incriminating Indifference: Subverted; he initially doesn't react much to Fairplay's death, which, combined with the later revelation that he caught Fairplay cheating and told him to "drop dead" casts suspicion on him, but he's not the killer.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rocky Balboa.
Gale Cyclone (Ran Tatsumaki)
A contestant on Gourmand Battle. She got her name since anything with mayonnaise on it, she will eat it like a tornado.
One of the Great Tengu Society's leaders.
- Stop Worshipping Me: He and Power Tengu basically worship Franziska now, all because of her whip. She does not like it one bit.
One of the Great Tengu Society's leaders.
- Muscles Are Meaningful: He's the guy who broke Sly's right leg.
- Stop Worshipping Me: He and All-Purpose Tengu form the Church of Thong, which is basically a cult dedicated to Franziska and her whip. She of course does not like it.
Founder of the Great Tengu Society.
- People Puppets: Which was how she managed to throw off the time of the murder.
- Selective Obliviousness: She won't believe anyone who has seen the Tengu since apparently, only those with decades of training can talk to the Tengu.
- Shrouded in Myth: It's rumored that she used the money from the funding of the Great Tengu Society to pay for her own lifestyle.
- Villainous Breakdown: Breaks down laughing and admits the truth behind the Great Tengu Society.
Manga characters - Miles Edgeworth
Jerrod Kessler (Kaidou Jirou)
Chairman of the National Masquerade Society.
Hanelle Irving (Hayano Imaga)
A member of the National Masquerade Society.
- Your Cheating Heart: She tries to pull one off. When she tries to seduce Edgeworth, he warns her that adultery is no good when she has a fine husband at home.
"Ah, I remember. He and I once spent a wonderful evening like this... But... that night will never come back again. Not without using magic..."
A guest at the masquerade party, who is dressed as a witch.
- Sympathetic Murderer: She lost her boyfriend and is absolutely enraged that the woman who drove him to his death is able to go on like nothing happened.
A drunk who was in the bathroom at the time of the murder.
The bassist of Bird Wing.
- Blatant Lies: In a case that doesn't impact the case at all, she claimed to have went to Bryan to try to cheer him up, when in fact she insulted him over his impromptu guitar solo.
The drummer of Bird Wing
- Not Helping Your Case: Repeatedly insisting he would have killed Holland if he had the chance, combined with his lack of an alibi, makes him a prime suspect.
- Laughing Mad: After declaring that he'd like to shake the hand of whoever killed Holland.
- Speak Ill of the Dead: None of the members of Bird Wing are on good terms with each other or the victim, but Tannyn goes the extra mile in demonizing Holland after his death.
The guitarist of Bird Wing.
- Batman Gambit: He was counting on Clemmy to push the mis-labeled buttons as he intended, and Holland to fall into the lowered stage. It also worked out in his favor that he was able to stay with Hiedei, creating an alibi, while Tannyn (from whom he stole the murder weapon) went off on his own to have a cigarette, making himself suspicious.
- Blank White Eyes: After being told that his fingerprints are on the adhesive side of the tape label for the control panel.
- Dreadful Musician: He's considered one with his impromptu guitar solo. Possibly subverted if you consider that he wanted to cover up the sound of the stage being lowered, or double subverted when he says that it was his "requiem" for Holland.
- Villainous Breakdown: Flails back and forth, then falls to his knees.
"I fail at whatever I do... I'm always getting yelled at... the only thing that made life worth living for me was Bird Wing!"
A staff member who worked at Bird Wing's final concert.
- Butt Monkey: He has a habit of making clumsy mistakes and often gets treated poorly for doing so. As such, he gets along well with Gumshoe.
- Epic Fail: He's told to order twenty bento, and orders two hundred. Edgeworth does a Face Palm when he hears this.
- Expy: In suggesting that he fails at whatever he does and always gets yelled at, he comes off as a male Maggey Byrde.
- Promoted Fanboy: He took his job in order to meet the band, since he considers them the only thing that makes his life worth living.
- Unwitting Pawn: The murderer counted on him to push the right buttons, but put the wrong labels on them so he'd do what the murderer wanted
Tarkington's hostage during his heist, which she adopted as his accomplice
Director of the Seselagi Art Museum
- Broken Pedestal: To Monet; not only did he lie and sell a painting for money, but he also killed her martial arts teacher
- Nepotism: Hires his niece Monet because she needs a job after college, despite not knowing anything about art. It's actually because she doesn't know anything about art..
- Springtime for Hitler: In a manner similar to Alita Tiala, he hires people like Gumshoe, Bester, and Monet who don't know anything about art so that they won't know the painting is a fake.
- They Call Me Mister Tibbs: Insists that his niece refer to him by his title at work.
Randolph's niece, and an employee at his art museum.
- Fangirl: Seems to be a fan of the Gentlemen.
A Van Koff scholar who came from abroad to see the painting "Officers."
- Bowties Are Cool: The real Seal wears a top hat and a bowtie.
- Gentleman and a Scholar: Or rather, Gentleman Thief And A Scholar
- Mistaken for an Imposter: He and Edgeworth were mistaken as members of the Gentlemen by Bester. Quite ironic, since Seal was really a Gentleman in disguise and that the real Seal ended up having his cheeks pinched by Bester.
- Nice Hat: He wears a top hat. So does the real Seal.
- The Real Remington Steele: Edgeworth is quite shocked when the real Seal appears in the paper, who is actually a lot more younger-looking than the impostor.
Handsome Gentlemen Thieves
A group of art thieves.
The secretary to the president of Toy-be.
The vice president of Toy-be. One of the brothers to the president; he was originally thought to be the eldest son until their half-brother, Brodie resurfaced.
The managing director of Toy-be and the youngest child of the previous president.
- Batman Gambit: After murdering Brodie, he most likely assumed Tucker would be unable to take the helm of the company.
- Jerk Ass: He's glad that his oldest brother is dead now as he thought that he was a dud.
- Speak Ill of the Dead: Sarah calls him out on it.
- Unexpected Successor: With Brodie dead and Tucker, the next in line, unwilling to take the position, he stands to take charge of the company.
The actor playing the character "Detective Black' in "Othello Detectives: The Movie."
- Gourmet Pet Food: Gives his dog cookies that cost 500 yen each and look enough like cakes humans would eat that the killer used them to make it look like he was having dessert with Emi when he killed her.
- Your Cheating Heart: Accused by Emi St. Cloud for cheating with the stylist.
The actor playing the character "Detective White" in 'Othello Detectives: The Movie.'
Emi St. Cloud's manager.
- Hidden Eyes: Immediately before the...
- Traitor Shot: After apologizing profusely when Emi yells at her and orders her out of the room, she glares once she's out of sight. Nothing ever comes of this, though.
The stylist of the movie.
A paparazzi who has been "following" Emi St. Cloud for around 5 years.
President of the Emi St. Cloud fan club.
- Blatant Lies: When found inside Emi's wardrobe, he says "Good evening... I'm not doing anything suspicious."
- Spanner in the Works: By staying in the wardrobe room for hours, he essentially prevented Clink from changing his shoes, forcing him to hide one of his shoes while taking Havara's. This eventually becomes Edgeworth's decisive evidence
Manager of the Ogre's Axe Hotel
- Crime After Crime: He killed Samuel Sylent and hid the body in the wall. Unfortunately, he also hid the cell phone in the wall with him, and had to set a fire as part of a trick to fool Ava as to which floor she was on. When Granier wanted to demolish the hotel, that presented another obstacle to Youngport's plan, so he had to kill him, too.
A security guard for Ogre's Axe Hotel.
A woman who came to the Ogre's Axe hotel in search of her husband. She turns out to be a convicted extortionist.
- Evil Cripple: Confined to a wheelchair as a result of an accident.
- Heel-Face Turn: She appears to have reformed after her time in jail, even though she does threaten to sue when her past crimes are brought up to use against her during the case.
- Unholy Matrimony: She and her husband are partners in crime. She’s devastated by finding his body
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Takes advantage of her disability to convince others to lower their guard. It would be Obfuscating Disability if not for the fact that it appears to be genuine.
An exorcist specializing in ogres.
The doctor of the Jiffy Clinic.
- Good Is Dumb: Falls prey to Swindell’s manipulation. He does, however, realize that Clive faked spraining his ankle
A receptionist at Jiffy Clinic.
An old patient of Jiffy Clinic.
A nurse at Jiffy Clinic.
A patient at the clinic with a broken leg and a sprained ankle. The latter was self-inflicted as part of his plan to kill Swindell