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- Brain Bleach: Phoenix asks for some after hearing out all the gory details from Sarah.
- I'm a lawyer, not an electrician
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: He tries not to swear in front of older Pearl.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: Turnabout Consequences was not kind to him by the end of it.
- Older Than They Look: The game makes reuse of her sprites from the original Phoenix Wright trilogy. She even lampshades this fact in the credit sequence of Case 1:Maya: Hey, have you ever noticed this...? I'm over ten years older than Trucy, but we look almost the same age. I'm not complaining... Youthful looks definitely have their advantages.
- Put Ona Bus: Due to being the victim of Turnabout Consequences.
- Terrible Artist: She worked very hard with Trucy on fliers for the Fey Clan Reunion. The results were... debatable.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She turns out to be the one who shot Maya in Turnabout Consequences.
- Chekhov M.I.A.
- Guest Star Party Member: Takes Maya's place during most of Turnabout Consequences.
- Older and Wiser: She doesn't slap Phoenix so often anymore and generally seems to be more mature. Hovewer, while she does seem to have matured, she does have some SEVERE mental issues.
- Red Herring: Anything having to do with her being kidnapped.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her wanting to dissapear and protect Maya caused most of the damage of case 4.
- Walking Spoiler: Talking about her spoils the twist that she's alive and well. And that's not even the half of it.
- Amateur Sleuth: He’s been expressing an interest in solving crimes, seeing as he has a fingerprinting kit at his house.
- Character Tic: He still takes out his sword when he’s agitated.
- Collector of the Strange: Implied. He even has a fingerprinting kit in his house, for some reason.
- Curiosity Killed the Cast: He was bored, so he decided to hack Stranger2Love. And it DOES actually kill him in the end.
- Death by Adaptation
- Fanboy: Subverted. He may be a fan of Sir Gallante, but he does acknowledge that he’s a murderer.
- He Knew Too Much
- Killed Off for Real
- Playful Hacker: He hacked an AF account for fun. Ended up killing him.
- Punny Name/Meaningful Name: His name is a play on "code hacking", which had little to do, if anything at all with his actions in the original trilogy. However, in this game, he showed some hacking skills.
- Infant Immortality: Oh, so averted.
- Same Clothes, Different Year
- Demoted to Extra: He's not the main detective of this game and besides some cameos there and there, his role in the main plot is rather small.
- Easy Amnesia: He got struck in the head by some mysterious object (it turned out to be a gun) and lost memories about his actions from that morning.
- Hard Head: Well, maybe not hard enough, since the blow knocked him out cold and caused an amnesia, but he survived thanks to his thick skull.Gumshoe: The doctors told me that being hit by something from that height would normally kill you!
- Super Hero Origin: Conversed with Phoenix and Maya. He wonders if he's been hit by a meteorite and gained some weird alien superpowers from it.
- Took a Level in Dumbass: In The Rogue Turnabout. It’s justified though, and he does get better at the end of the case.
- In Another Man's Shoes: In A Turnabout Is Worth a Thousand Words she learns how it is to be wrongfully accused.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Her photos managed to expose Washington, after all.
- Running Gag: Her biological relationship with the Fey Family. It gets to the point where even the former master isn’t sure.
- "You!" Exclamation: His reaction to Wright being the defense attorney.
- Accuse the Witness: He used this technique against Williamson in the flashback MN-6 trial in Turnabout into the Unknown. Except this time, the witness (Salim Kushari) WAS innocent.
Franziska Von Karma
Shelly De Killer
Debuted in A Turnabout Is Worth a Thousand Words
Kylie Washington A famous pop singer, who isn't very good in writing her own music, so she started copying notes form other artist. They threatened to sue and Kylie asked the mafia for help.
- Accidental Murder: Her killing Timmons wasn’t planned, as the intro shows us.
- Blank White Eyes: When she gets angry.
- Idol Singer
- It's All About Me: Of course. She’s a famous popstar after all. And the first case murderer.
- Meaningful Name/Shout-Out: Her name is a reference to Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana.
- Some players have also pointed to Kylie Minogue.
- Properly Paranoid: She became suspicious after she saw Timmons talking with Lotta. Her intuition didn't fail her.
- Revealing Injury
- Starter Villain
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Though in her case it might be as well a part of her stage image.
Victor Timmons Manager of Kylie Washington and also a member of the Rivales Family.
- Asshole Victim: He worked for the Mob, ensuring that everybody would drop the charges against Washington. When Lotta Hart started snooping around, he planned to let Kylie take the fall and make himself out of this situation.
- UnfortunateName: “VICtor TIMmons”. Even the Judge himself lampshades this:That name sounds very... unfortunate.
Debuted in The Rogue Turnabout
Obadiah Williamson A veteran prosecutor who has been investigating the Sir Gallante killings for the past three years. He despises defense attorneys for some reason, and also appears to hold a grudge against Phoenix Wright.
- Already Done for You: He clearly already figured out Pearl is the culprit. in Case 4.
- Amoral Attorney: Averted. He doesn’t use any illegal means in court and despises all those who do otherwise. However, he came dangerously close to this territory in Turnabout Consequences when he risked a conviction of an innocent person to see if Wright can pass his Secret Test of Character.
- Badass Beard
- Badass Grandpa: Not as old as Manfred von Karma, but still.
- Badass Normal: At least for the Ace Attorney standards. Compared to all those prosecution prodigies, he's actually a guy you could've met with in real life.Phoenix: That can't be right. There's no way I would be facing a normal human being.
- Berserk Button: Tampering with evidence, intentionally giving false testimony, disturbing the proceedings in any way.
- Big "NO!": His reaction to PureMadness’“joke”I CAN’T BEEEELIIIIIIEEEEVVVEE THIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSS!!!
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Averted. He doesn’t exhibit strange quirks like Wright’s other opponents did.
- Cool Old Guy
- Graceful Loser: Unlike other prosecutors Phoenix has dealt with, he does not care when he loses.
- Heel Realization:
- Shows some shades of this after Phoenix points out that he could’ve ended the case with letting PureMadness go to jail.
- Obadiah can undergo another heel realization in case 4, although it's related to a massive spoiler, and it depends on a player choice: if the player chooses to prove Pearl's motive instead of covering for her, Obadiah realizes that Phoenix is a man of integrity and the best damn attorney Obadiah's ever met, so he was wrong to jump to conclusions about Phoenix, and he admits aloud that he treated Phoenix poorly because of those conclusions.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He’s a jerk towards Phoenix, make no mistake. However, he really does care about finding the truth. Also, if the player makes a certain choice in case 4, he actually apologizes for his Jerkass behavior, realizing that he was wrong to jump to conclusions about Phoenix's integrity and to treat Phoenix poorly because of them.
- Mysterious Past: Even the police doesn’t know much about him. The only person that seems to know about it is Jimmy, Williamson’s ex-partner.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Wright if you choose to cover for Pearl.Obadiah: Why did you do it? You let the true culprit escape. Is that justice? Is that the truth?
- Promoted to Playable: During the flashback trial.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red, serious one to Jimmy’s blue and carefree.
- Secret Testof Character: He saw Turnabout Consequences as a long one for Phoenix; whether or not he passed is up to the ending you pick. If Phoenix chooses to prove a certain person's motive, this counts as "passing" the test, while if Phoenix covers for that certain person, it counts as "failing" the test.
- The Stoic: Most of the time.
- Not So Stoic: When dealing with unpredictable witnesses.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Togamera in the third case.
- This Cannot Be!: See Big "NO!".
- Took a Level in Jerkass: He is alot more confrontational in Turnabout Consequences than usual This may have been part of his test.
- Took a Level in Kindness: And at the same time, he does seem to respect Phoenix a bit more. If you make a certain choice in case 4, he takes another level in kindness and actually apologizes for having treated Phoenix poorly, since Phoenix has proven to be a man of integrity.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Phoenix exposes Sir Gallante, a serial killer that Williamson was after for 3 years. Williamson obviously still assumes the worst of Phoenix after that. Later subverted in Turnabout on the Web, as he thanks Phoenix for helping him expose Togamera.
Mark Watters The blabbermouth lead detective on the Sir Gallante investigation. He doesn’t take his job entirely seriously, and is probably more trusting than a homicide detective should be.
- Big Damn Heroes: If not for his intervention, Togamera would’ve gotten away with everything.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: He did after all manage to get Webb’s Interpol ID.
- Clueless Detective: Almost as bad as Gumshoe in that regard, seeing as he gives out important details even before the trial starts. No, really. It’s not an act, he really is as clueless as he seems. He even blabbed out all details concerning the investigation of Sir Gallante to a journalist.
- The Day the Music Lied: During the second day of the trial, Gallante’s Leifmotif plays for a short while when you confront him about being Gallante. He isn’t.
- Evil Lawyer Joke: If you present the attorney’s badge to him 3 times in the 4th case.
- Greaser Delinquents: Well, he looks like one. It's a strange choice of attire for a police officer.
- Guest Star Party Member: Briefly helps Phoenix out during the second investigation of Turnabout Consequences.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Becomes one to Phoenix after the events of The Rogue Turnabout. He’s more of a jerk towards Phoenix, but he still cares about finding the truth.
- Kick the Dog: Mocking Phoenix’s intelligence the day after his best friend got shot. Even Williamson admits it was unnecessary.
- Nice Guy: Despite working with the prosecution, he’s helpful towards Phoenix and Maya as he even lets them investigate the place. It doesn’t stay that way.
- Punny Name: His name is a pun on watermark.
- Red Herring: His fingerprints are on the gun along with Rivales’, he has a motive to want them all dead, and he was in the penthouse at the day of the murder. One would assume that he’s Sir Gallante… right?
- Skewed Priorities: Apparently examining the material of the desk is more important than actually examining the crime scene. Y’know, the thing that all detectives should do.
- The Slacker: He’s surprisingly carefree for a homicide detective.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Justified, seeing as Wright accused him of a murderer, which he wasn’t.
- Tsundere: Type A. Even Wright lampshades it in Turnabout Consequences
- Walking Spoiler: Not for the reasons you think.
Wayne Parker A security guard who worked for the Michael Rivales. He has been accused of being the serial killer known as Sir Gallante.
- The Atoner: Even though he didn’t actually kill Charles Locke, he didn’t do anything to stop his death. It doesn’t come off as much of a surprise that he turns himself in at the end.
- Big "WHAT?!": Does this frequently.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: It’s rather easy to hurt his feelings. And despite being a mafia enforcer, he never killed anyone in his entire life.
- Face of a Thug: He does look like an intimidating mobster, but he’s actually more of a Gentle Giant with the shades of Manchild.
- Gentle Giant
- Meaningful Name: His name is a mix of both Bruce Wayne and Peter Parker. And he's got accused of being a vigilante superhero.
- Nice Guy: Despite being a mobster, oddly enough. And it’s revealed that he actually hated his job.
- Odd Friendship: With Virgil Black. One wouldn’t expect a mobster to hang out with a carefree hippie.
- Resignations Not Accepted: He really wanted to quit his job, but one cannot simply leave the mafia.
- Scary Black Man: Subverted. He doesn’t act like it at all.
Michael Rivales The Don of Rivales Family and Sir Gallante's latest victim.
- Asshole Victim: Potentially one of the worst out there. Even his own employees hate him. ESPECIALLY Sarah Keyes.
- Bigger Bad: Seems to be one for the whole series, despite being the victim of The Rogue Turnabout. Along with being the former boss of the Rivales Family, his role in the fake kidnapping of Pearl Fey pretty much set the over-arching plot into motion.
- Blackmail: How he kept Parker around. He did know some very important Family secrets, after all.
- Cruel and Unusual Death
- The Don: Obviously.
- Meaningful Name/Shout-Out: He shares his first name with one of the main characters from The Godfather trilogy.
Virgil Black A friend of Wayne Parker. He is unemployed because “Working’s a scam, dude.” He relies on Parker’s financial assistance to keep him from starving in the streets.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Look below.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He’s Sir Gallante.
- Compressed Hair: How on earth does he manage to make his Funny Afro fit inside his helmet?
- The Dog Was the Mastermind: Who would’ve thought that a New-Age Retro Hippie is actually a dangerous serial killer?
- Funny Afro
- Killed Off for Real: He gets murdered after escaping from prison. His then-unidentified body was given a name "Guildenstern".
- Meaningful Name: Virgil, combined with Gallante gives Vigilante. He’s also the ‘’’black’’’ knight.
- NEET: Let’s see. He’s jobless, his place is a total mess and he lives off his friend’s money.
- New-Age Retro Hippie: His methods of operation as Sir Gallante are everything but pacifistic.
- Nice Guy: Seeing as his friend is suspected of being a Serial Killer, he tries to help him the best way he can. Subverted later, as he does have his own reasons for it. His friendship towards Wayne is genuine though.
- Odd Friendship: With Wayne Parker.
- The Slacker: As he would put it “Working’s a scam, dude.”
- The Stoner: Implied. He keeps a bong in his room.
- Shame If Something Happened: “If he knows you’re onto him, he might try coming after you.”
- Totally Radical: Did you expect anything else from a guy like him?
- V Sign: The Hippie version.
Sarah Keyes The victim’s secretary/security chief. She seems to have an unhealthy obsession with violence. Saw Parker enter the victim’s penthouse the night of the crime.
- Abhorrent Admirer: To Phoenix. Unlike Oldbag though, it’s all an act. The moment she saw that bungee harness, she kicked him out of the scene.
- Beware the Silly Ones: She does act all sweet and all, but she actually worked together with Sir Gallante to take down Michael Rivales.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Sure, she might seem nice towards Phoenix, but it’s all an act. She’s actually a bitter cynic that hates the entire Rivales Family.
- Broken Bird
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite acting ditzy, she is somewhat competent in using the security system.
- Dissonant Laughter: She sure seems to like talking about all these gory details with smile on her face, much to Phoenix’s dismay.
- The Ditz: It’s all an act.
- Dumb Blonde: See The Ditz
- Family Theme Naming: Locke and Keyes. Lock and keys, anyone? She changed her name on her own in order to hide her identity from Michael Rivales, but it still counts.
- Foreshadowing: The fact that she’s in charge of the security system shows us she isn’t as ditzy as she appears to be.
- I Reject Your Reality: She gave evidence pointing towards Parker to Wright… while completely ignoring the fact that he’s a defense attorney. Even after he has introduced himself.Sarah: Maybe that will help you get the guilty verdict you want!
- Mood-Swinger: One time she’s an extremely cheerful and kind of ditzy, one time she’s a bitter woman. Especially towards Maya. And towards both Michael Rivales and Wayne Parker.
- Malicious Misnaming: Towards Maya.
- The Nicknamer: Her nicknames for Phoenix are as bad as Oldbag’s. For example, Feenie-Weenie, Feenie-Poo.
- Obfuscating Stupidity
- She Is All Grown Up: She’s Charles Locke’s daughter, though Rivales didn’t make the connection even after looking at her. Wayne Parker even says this trope word for word.
- Walking Spoiler: Just look at it!
- You Killed My Father: The real reason she started working for the Rivales Family. She wanted to get close to Michael Rivales so that she could have revenge.
Sir Gallante / Virgil Black A knight-themed serial killer and self-proclaimed super hero who has been killing off members of the criminal underworld for the past three years. Most information is supposed to be classified, but somebody leaked a lot of it to the public.
- Affably Evil
- AntiVillain: Type III
- Charles Atlas Superpower: He somehow manages to break the entire witness stand to pieces
- Code of Honour
- Graceful Loser: Admits his defeat after Wright exposes him.
- Heel Realization
- Knight Templar: Moves on to this territory after he threatens Phoenix & Maya in the abandoned building
- Meaningful Name: His pseudonym refers to how he perceives himself: a gallant knight that slays the evil.
- Never Hurt an Innocent: He almost broke this rule by causing Watters to be sentenced in his place. Thankfully, Wright reminded him about his principles.
- Noble Demon
- Non-Human Sidekick: Remember that hawk that frequently sits on the Rivales Tower entrance?
- Superheroes Wear Capes
- Serial Killer
- Serial-Killer Killer: Most of his victims had many deaths on their hands.
- Vigilante Man
- Villainous Breakdown: Breaks the entire witness stand.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He does kill criminals, after all.
Debuted in Turnabout on the Web
Edman Books The defendant in this case. Considers himself to be the number one fan of Phoenix Wright, Ace Attorney. A bit naive and doesn't quite understand the severity of being accused of murder.
- Fan Dumb : He idolizes Phoenix to such degree, he actually disses Apollo in front of him. He probably is a caricature of all real-life Apollo's haters:Books: I'm so glad you're the one defending me and not that stupid Justice guy."Phoenix: Hey! Don't talk about him that way!Maya: Yeah! Polly's our friend!Books: He's a no talent failure!Phoenix: No talent? He hasn't lost a single case!Books: Face it, the guy fails at life!"Phoenix: You haven't even met him. Why would you say that?!"Books: He's trying to replace you!
- Innocently Insensitive: Even though joining in the argument against Webb was a joke, it did strain their relationship. Subverted if you examine Webb's message to Mask3d_n00b.
- Shipper on Deck: He seems to ship Maya with Phoenix, much to Phoenix’s confusion.
- Significant Anagram: Edman Books → Masked Noob → Mask3d_N00b
- Steven Ulysses Perhero: His last name is Books and he works at the library.
- Terrible Artist
- There Are No Girls on the Internet: He believes in this. He’s proven wrong at the end of the case, when he meets the Woman:Books: There ARE girls!! There are GIRLS on the INTERNET!!!
Walter Wade Webb/ Bad Player The victim. A shady figure who never made an attempt to get to know any of his neighbors. He looks like an average guy, but he is said to be a member of Rivales Family. The part of him being a member is actually one big lie made up by Togamera. He's actually an Interpol agent investigating them. It's later revealed that he worked along with Gladys Porter and Steven Jameson.
- Asshole Victim: Subverted. Not only he isn’t a criminal Togamera said he was, he was INVESTIGATING people from the Rivales Family. Not to mention, he was willing to die in Cody’s place.
- Good All Along
- Interpol Special Agent
- The Nondescript/Ridiculously Average Guy: How his neighbour have seen him.
- Undercover Cop Reveal: Posthumously.
- Punny Name: His name is a pun on the World Wide Web, obviously.
Morton Dreisan An amoral coroner working for the police department. He seems to have little to no respect for the dead.
- The Coroner
- Gallows Humour: He has… a rather weird sense of humor.
- Lack of Empathy: He doesn’t show any respect for the dead at all, as he refers to them as “it”. Subverted, it’s more of a verbal tic. He does apologize to Phoenix, after all.
- Opaque Lenses
- Verbal Tic: Calling the dead people “it”.
Nathen Togamera A pompous FBI agent investigating the criminal activities of the victim. Has a tendency to be overly dramatic and exaggerate things.
- Big "NO!": Also a part of his Villainous Breakdown.
- Berserk Button: Tampering with HIS case. Also, talking about Webb.
- Bold Inflation: He really likes to EMPHASIZE things.
- Cassandra Truth: He actually didn’t kill Hackins, but at this point nobody believes him.
- Catchphrase: “I’m not at liberty to discuss that.”
- Detective Mole
- Dirty Cop
- FBI Agent
- Graceful Loser: Oddly enough, despite his Villainous Breakdown.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Whenever someone disrupts HIS investigation. It’s all an act.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: If he only didn’t have PureMadness as a witness, the murder would’ve been most likely left unsolved.
- Jerkass: Possibly the biggest one in the game.
- Just Following Orders: He claims this is his reason for killing Webb, as he was assigned to kill him by FBI. Subverted, because this is just yet another lie.
- It's All About Me: It’s even lampshaded by Williamson here:Obadiah: You really don’t have any loyalty to anyone but yourself.
- Killer Cop
- Kubrick Stare
- Large Ham: When talking about Webb.Togamera: A villain! A truly HORRENDOUS man!! The world will not mourn his passing!!Phoenix: Was he really that bad?Togamera: A tyrant! A dictator!! The WORST of men!!!Phoenix: ...That bad. Got it.
- Mood-Swinger: He can somehow alternate between The Stoic and Large Ham, oddly enough. The latter is an act.
- Perpetual Frowner: He NEVER smiles. And when he doesn’t frown, he grimaces angrily.
- Sinister Shades
- The Stoic: Oddly enough, he alternates between this and Large Ham.
- The Sociopath
- Speak Ill of the Dead
- No Indoor Voice: Especially when talking about Webb.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Williamson.
- The Men in Black: He looks like one of them.
- Alternatively, his character design might've been inspired by Agents from The Matrix.
- This Cannot Be!: Part of his Villainous Breakdown.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He claims that killing Webb was necessary, since he was a threat to society. Subverted, because Webb was actually an Interpol agent who tried to expose him.
- Would Hurt a Child: Even though he didn't kill Cody, it's implied that he would've done it if he only had a chance.
- Verbal Tic: Tends to ACCENTUATE certain words in his PHRASES to sound upper-crust, much like Florent L’Belle.
- Villainous Breakdown: He takes his glasses off, breaks them and screams.
Woman / PureMadness A sole alleged eyewitness to the crime.
- Annoying Laugh: “Teehee”
- Bad Liar: Even Williamson calls her out on it.
- Cool Mask
- Expressive Shirt: With an Awesome Face.
- The Faceless
- For the Evulz: She claims she killed Webb for this reason. It’s a complete lie, as she wasn’t even near the crime scene when it happened.
- Heel Realization: She shows some signs of this when Wright confronts her about it on AF.
- Insane Troll Logic: For example, when Phoenix presses her on the statement where she admits that she didn’t see it from her house.Phoenix: I think this is pretty much clear by now.Woman: Aha! So you admit that I killed him?
- It Amused Me: This is the reason why she lied in the first place.
- Laughing Mad: When she’s exposed in court.
- Malicious Misnaming: Constantly refers to Obadiah as “Mr. Wilson”
- Meaningful Nickname: Well, she’s known to cause madness at AF.
- No Name Given
- Shout-Out: To many Internet memes and Internet culture in general:
- Sock Puppet: Turns out "Salmonella" is her other account on Ace Fanclub.
- Spanner in the Works: Her testimony may have incriminated Books at first, but the constant lies and her unpredictable nature have caused Togamera’s downfall.
- Troll: Obviously. She did make a total mockery out of the court after all.
- Unwitting Pawn: Was this to Togamera, as it turns out.
Anton Simms A forty-year old man who is still living in his mother's basement and the administrator of the Ace Fanclub, better known by his username 1337aZnPrInceSz.
- Anti-Villain: He did forge evidence, true. He did have his reasons for it though, as he and his mother were in danger.
- Berserk Button: Calling his anime “cartoons”.
- Cuteness Proximity: How he reacts when you show him Pearl’s profile.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He cooperated with Family to protect his mother.
- Fanboy: Of Phoenix Wright. He even made a page dedicated to him.
- Fat Bastard: Downplayed. While he did give false testimony and forge evidence, it wasn’t like he really had a choice.
- Good Hair, Evil Hair: Being a guy obsessed with Asian culture, he wears the Fu Manchu mustache. Subverted, he isn’t evil. He did forge evidence, but he didn’t kill Walter Webb.
- Gratuitous Japanese
- Hypocrite: He claims to be a fan of Phoenix Wright and yet he lies to him and disrupts his investigation. He does have his reasons, but still.
- Karma Houdini: While he wasn’t a murderer, he never faces punishment for forging evidence. In fact, he and his mother end up under Witness Protection Program.
- Lolicon: See Cuteness Proximity. And it was the photo of Pearls when she was somewhere between 8-13 years old.
- Occidental Otaku
- OC Stand-in: He’s the one that was chatting online with the chief detective in the original trilogy.
- The Pigpen: His shirt is stained in mustard and ketchup. And he’s later testifying in court. In the same shirt.
- Take That: Is a living one to otakus.
Jimmy/ Steven Jameson A mysterious acquaintance of Obadiah Williamson's. Seems to be taking a great interest in Nick's recent cases.
- Chekhov's Gunman: After having a minor role in Turnabout on the Web, he gets more screen-time in Turnabout Consequences, with being the replacement prosecutor.
- Dark-Skinned Blond
- Expy: His prosecuting style is pretty much the same as Klavier's, being rather helpful to Phoenix. His reasons for prosecuting however are much more personal.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Williamson. Well, at least they’re on neutral terms if nothing else. Obadiah wasn't amused with him pretending to be a prosecutor, however.
- Killed Off for Real: An unidentified body called initially "Rosencrantz" is eventually revealed to belong to him.
- Nice Guy: Unlike Williamson, he doesn’t seem to mind Phoenix that much. No, really. He really is as nice as he seems, which only makes his death all the more tragic.
- Sure, Let's Go with That: When Phoenix asks him if he and Obadiah are friends.
- Only One Name: He goes by "Jimmy" for the most of game. We find out his true name after his death in Turnabout into the Unknown.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue, carefree Oni to Williamson’s red, stern one.
- We Used to Be Friends: With Obadiah.
Stranger2Love/ Nathen Togamera A lurker on Ace Fanclub. It's also an account used by Nathen Togamera to communicate with the members of Rivales Family.
- The Quiet One
- Beware the Quiet Ones: As it turns out, he’s a member of the Rivales Family.
- Walking Spoiler: Yeah, it’s rather hard to talk about them without revealing that It’s actually Agent Togamera’s account to communicate with members of Rivales Family.
Michael Rivales' nephew who took the leadership after his uncle's death. A ruthless man who's responsible for many things happening thorough the game's story.
- Bad Boss: If Wocky is to be believed, he's even worse than his uncle. He IS. Both Nathen Togamera and Raphael Donatello can attest to that.
- The Bad Guy Wins: A Foregone Conclusion concerning the MN-6 trial.
- Big Bad: Responsible for many things, such as Cody Hackins' murder, Maya Fey's attempted assassination, Pearl Fey's kidnapping and the poisoning of Carlo Luciano.
- Blackmail: Threatened Meredith Fey that if she doesn't cooperate, Pearl Fey will suffer.
- The Don: Took over the leadership of Rivales Family after Michael's death.
- Dragon Ascendant: Was a high-ranked member of the Rivales Family before Michael's death.
- Hidden Villain: We've never seen his face so far. And as Raphael said, he never shows his face to his cronies either. His name is one of the few things we do know about him.
- Knight of Cerebus: A dangerous criminal, who's responsible for many of the game's tragic events. It's never a good sign whenever he's mentioned.
- Would Hurt a Child: As it turns out, he was the one who killed Cody Hackins. He threatened to do the same to Pearl Fey if Meredith wouldn't cooperate.
Debuted in Turnabout Consequences
Gladys Porter/ Makoto FeyA rude and bitter reporter from Oh! Cult! Magazine. The sister of Sandra Watters (Mark's wife who was murdered by the Family) and has been working with "Jimmy" and Walter Webb to investigate the Rivales Family.
- Commander Contrarian: No matter how you answer her questions during the interview, she’ll NEVER be satisfied.
- Conspiracy Theorist: Subverted, she's been a target of the Rivales Family for years so her paranoia is justified.
- First-Name Basis: She's on this with Mark Watters, of all people. It turns out she's his sister-in-law.
- Intrepid Reporter: Subverted. She THINKS she’s this, but instead of asking Wright necessary info about the Fey Clan, she asks him useless questions like “What’s your favorite color”.
- Jerkass: Not to the level of Togamera, but still…
- Jerkass Has a Point: She insists that nobody in their right mind would channel Dahlia Hawthorne.
- Killed Off for Real: Dies at the end of Turnabout into the Unknown's second trial.
- "No. Just... No" Reaction: After Wright has run out of questions towards her and starts graspingPorter: Okay, no. You know what? Shut it. Just SHUT it!
- Obfuscating Stupidity: She's still pointlessly rude, but during the second day she really calms down, implying that her antics might be at least partially an act. It's all but confirmed in the final case, which reveals she's been working with Jameson and Webb to investigate the Rivales Family.
- Punny Name/Shout-Out: To GLaDOS from PORTAL.
- Properly Paranoid: There really ARE dangerous people following her around.
- Walking Spoiler: We don't find out her true motives until the final case.
- Woman Child: She’s quite immature despite being 29 years old.
- Talkative Loon
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
- Your Mom: She retorts with this when you present Pearl’s profile to her.Phoenix: You seem to have quite an interest in Pearl.Porter: Your mom seems to have an interest in Pearl.
Raphael Donatello A caretaker working at a home in Kurain Village and a trusted butler of Meredith Fey.
- Awesome McCool Name: To some people anyway. Raphael sure doesn’t think so.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Remember the man from Lotta’s photo in the first case?
- The Butler Did It: Except not really.
- The Comically Serious: He says I was raised in the sewers and I was taught the art of ninjitsu.. With a completely straight face.
- Even Evil Has Standards: As mentioned in Not So Stoic, backstabbing his allies is one thing he won't do.
- Red Herring: While he was the sniper and is part of the Rivales Family, he didn't shoot Maya Fey..
- Servile Snarker
- The Stoic: He isn’t a man of many expressions.
- Not So Stoic: As it turns out.Raphael: This group used to have standards. We would never betray the ones we worked with! If Mendirez is going to change all that, he can go to hell for all I care! That's it! I'm through with it! Finished! I'm not taking anymore orders from a man who won't even show me his face! You hear that, you nutter? I know you're watching this trial! I QUIT!!!
- The Quiet One: Raphael doesn’t really speak much.
Meredith Fey A former Master of the Kurain Channling Technique and the grandmother of Maya and Pearl. She retired beacuse her spirit powers wore off due to her old age.
- Anti-Villain: Type III. She wants the best for her family but associating herself with the Rivales gang pushed her into doing some questionable things.
- Brutal Honesty: She’s highly critical about Maya’s leadership and isn’t afraid to speak her mind.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: She pretends to be the one who shot Maya to throw Phoenix off. It would've worked had Pearl not intervened during her confession.
- The Cynic: What she says about Maya says it all:Meredith: She’s always tried to please everyone, which in our case simply is NOT possible.
- First-Name Basis
- Jerkass Façade: She isn't a nice person by any means but she didn't shoot her own granddaughter.
- Nostalgia Filter:Meredith: When I was Master, Kurain saw more peace and tranquility than it had in a hundred years.
- Taking the Heat: For Iris. Except as it turns out, it wasn't Iris at all she's seen.
- Tough Love: Implied with her relationship towards Maya.
- Offing the Offspring: Except not really.
- Parental Favoritism: Towards Pearl and Iris.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!:Meredith: I. Did. Not. Shoot her!!!
- Red Herring: While she did unwillingly go through with the assassination plot, she didn't shoot Maya Fey either.
- Retired Badass: She was once a Kurain Master.Raphael: The last great one, so would say.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: She’s strict towards Maya, but surprisingly nice to Phoenix and Pearl.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: See Anti-Villain for more.
Debuted in Turnabout into the Unknown
- Affably Evil: Or is he?
- Amoral Attorney: He forged evidence which cost him his badge. To his credit, he openly admits it during his conversation with Phoenix.
- Berserk Button: Accusing his daughter of murder is a very, very bad idea.
- Do You Trust Me?: Inverted. He actually commends Wright for answering "no", arguing that it would be a foolish move to implicitly trust someone whom one has never met before.
- Evil Counterpart: Played with. His backstory suspiciously resembles Wright's. He got disbarred due to evidence forgery and ended adopting his client's daughter. Jane is the same age as Trucy, except she is a Strange Girl with very unsettling behavior. They also both dress in red, in contrast to Phoenix and Trucy, who usually wear blue.
- Fiery Redhead: Zig-zagged. He usually is calm and composed, unless someone attempts to harm his daughter.
- Oireland: Red hair? Check. Four-leaf clover pin in lapel? Check. Irish accent with some dialectal words thrown in? Double check.
- Papa Wolf: Towards Jane. He lied in courtroom to protect her.
- Creepy Child
- Evil Albino: Along with Slasher Smile and Red Eyes, Take Warning. She claims that she likes to start fires and that she stabbed her father. Possibly a subversion, as Finnegan says that she just has a wild imagination and the worst thing she's ever done is take potshots at the possums outside. He may be lying, though.
The defendant, accused of murdering both Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. He's also a retired Rivales Family officer.
- Cigar Chomper: Smokes on a cigar whenever he ignores Phoenix.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Jerkass: Possibly the worst in the game along with Togamera. He treats his defense attorney like garbage, such as belittling him for his "trust in your clients" policy, not giving him straight answers even when it could help his case.
- Manipulative Bastard: When Phoenix threatens to leave, Yossarian outright tells him that he won't. Because if Phoenix quits, he'll never get his "precious answers", will he? Phoenix begrudgingly agrees.
- Not So Stoic: For some reason, he lost his usual composure when Carlo Luciano has been brought up in conversation.
- Retired Monster: Used to be a mafia officer in the past. Whatever he did at that time, it sure doesn't seem to concern him too much.
- The Quiet One: He's not really a talkative fellow.
- Laughing at Your Own Jokes: Does this as well, much to Obadiah's chagrin.
- Pungeon Master: He constantly makes god-awful food-related puns. Only Steven Jameson finds them funny.
- Punny Name: Kushari is a type of Egyptian dish.
- The Scapegoat: Is turning out to be one thanks to both Kristoph Gavin and Mendirez.
- Asshole Victim: He was a ruthless assassin on Family's payroll, responsible for killing many people. Including Sandra Watters and Charles Locke.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Died of poisoning which caused him to outright VOMIT BLOOD.
- The Ghost: He’s never to be seen and appears only in other people's testimonies and recollections. Even his face is obscured in shadows on his picture in court record.
- Posthumous Character: As it turns out, he also had a role in Pearl Fey's kidnapping.
- Professional Killer: Worked as one for Rivales Family, although if the Cadaverini Family is to be believed, he wasn't particularly loyal to them.
- The Sociopath: Described as such by Steven Jameson.