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Funny: Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
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Ace Attorney: Investigations
The fourth case shows that Edgeworth liked to do glaring contests when he was younger. He has two, one versus a bailiff and another versus his own reflection. He loses the former, but wins the latter. The point of glaring is to cow your opponent into submission. That's right, Edgeworth cowed his own reflection into submission. Try figuring that one out. And, to be fair, the bailiff was asleep. Edgeworth doesn't realize this immediately, though.
You get to cross-examine, of all people, the Judge:
Edgeworth: "Objection! Your honor...! The Judge: "I cannot allow you to make an objection." Edgeworth: "Wh-what? I'm sorry, Your Honor, but I cannot allow you to not allow me to make an objection." The Judge: "Egads! I've been overruled?!
When you present Det. Badd's testimony to the Judge, he asks Edgeworth whether he wants that added to the court record while the "Added to Court Record/Organizer" sound plays.
Larry's second testimony in case 5, as it's essentially a non-stop stream of Edgeworth and everyone else present ripping into him.
Pretty much anything between Edgeworth and Larry, honestly - the entire conversation about why Larry was on the roof and Santa Claus being an unlawful trespasser — and to boot, that the ides of March would be in a matter of hours, and Santa only comes in December was hilarious.
Edgeworth: Santa Claus only comes on December the 24th. That's in December, you nitwit!!
Anything in case 5 that has Edgeworth interact with the Steel Samurai mythos. Especially his reaction to Larry being the Steel Samurai. Imagine Nixon-like jowls.
If you present anything to Larry that doesn't lead to a specific reaction, Franziska knocks him out with her whip.
Examining the pool to find Larry popping out of the water.
Edgeworth:Objection! Go away!
Case 4 has Edgeworth with a scene where he asks Detective Tyrell Badd a simple, off-handed question that causes him to bug his eyes out in a glare and reach into his tattered coat as if he's going to pull out a gun. Edgeworth himself believes the Detective is about to do just that... but all he does is pull out a mirror and proceed to scratch his beard while admiring his reflection.
Kay Faraday blows her nose in Edgeworth's cravat. Also causes some Mood Whiplash due to the Tear Jerker mood right beforehand when everyone finds out Kay already knew her father had been killed.
"Um... Well... Uh... How should I put this... It's hideous."
("Hmm. Maybe that was a bit too direct.")
Calisto Yew says something to get on Franziska's nerves, and Franziska readies her whip:
Edgeworth: Franziska, choose who you whip carefully or we could end up getting sued— (Is instantaneously whipped) — Oww! Franziska: There. I have chosen carefully, as you have asked. (Calisto breaks into hysterical laughter, which for once is actually appropriate.)
Oldbag as the Pink Badger? Clever. Oldbag as the Pink Princess? Hilarious.
Edgeworth's reactions to her are enough to make this game her best appearance. Cue Big "NO!".
Edgeworth (upon seeing Oldbag as the Pink Badger): 'It's official. This has gone from the typical "not my day" into the realm of "waking nightmare".'
Even funnier if you know exactly WHAT Edgeworth's day has even included. Here's a hint Cases 2, 3, and 1 all happen within hours of each other in that order.
Part of its fun is in the music they use. It really captures the moment perfectly.
Oldbag: Heh... This must be fate. Edgeworth: How could this happen two days in a roooooow?!
Oldbag: I guess I misjudged you. Franziska: Misjudged...? Oldbag: I thought he was trying to avoid me, you see. Edgeworth: (That was not misjudgment on your part! That's PRECISELY what I was trying to do!)
And this one (may be slightly paraphrased):
Edgeworth: Weren't you working as the Pink Badger?" Oldbag: That was AGES ago!" Edgeworth: (That was YESTERDAY!)
Franziska: (talking to Oldbag) Aren't you a lively old lady.
Turnabout Airlines: "I-I pinky-swear on my honor as a prosecutor."
Cammy Meele's first testimony. That is just the pinnacle of unhelpfulness.
Also, when Franziska asks you about how you suppose Agent Hicks died, if you choose anything but "free fall", Hilarity Ensues.
Edgeworth: Agent Hicks was trapped in the elevator, and died from oxygen loss! Franziska: (...) Edgeworth: A-and... he was bruised when he collapsed. (whipping)
This one is also Nightmare Fuel, considering that exactly that nearly happened to Edgeworth himself when he was a child.
When you start investigating the crime scene, and you examine certain parts of the room. For example, if you have Edgeworth look out the window.
Edgeworth: (These counter windows offer a glimpse of the sky, but these clouds, they tell me nothing... Teneiro: Mr. Edgeworth...? You... look like you're talking to the clouds. Edgeworth: Is that so? Then tell me, what do you suppose I said to them? Teneiro: I don't know, but it looked like a rather one-sided conversation. Edgeworth: (The clouds... They tell me nothing.)
Poor Edgeworth. Wendy Oldbag had been his tormentor and creepy stalker for so long... they just HAD to include her undershirt as a piece of evidence. Of course, Franziska takes it the wrong way and think he's just being a pervert, while he's just as squicked as the rest of us. It's still damn hilarious, though.
This quote from Lang:
Lang: "Aren't childhood friends the best?...For punching."
Case 4 when you examine the hot dog selection on the vending machine:
Edgeworth: "When you're in hot water, you might need a hot dog."................Hmm...It looks like this slogan was decided through a public contest. And the winner was... Prosecutor Winston Payne...?
Franziska: Hmph. What a pathetic slogan. No presence at all! Now, if it were up to me, it would read... "If you leave matters in a von Karma's hands, everyone in court will be found guilty dogs!" Edgeworth: ............. OBJECTION! Franziska: Overruled!
The entire vending machine, really. Inspecting the "Defendant's Milk" leads Fran and Miles into a debate as to whether the milk is freshly milked by defendants or from defendants.
Case 5 has a particularly priceless moment while examining the belongings of Disc One Final Boss Shih-na/Yew.
Edgeworth: "Let's examine her shoes." Lang: "Hey Mr. Prosecutor. You know what they say about men who look at a woman's shoes?" Shih-na: "Ahah! How scandalous!"
Case 5, when someone objects, and everybody wonders who it was:
Forensics: It was meeeeeeeee!
Which is the finisher to an entire conga line of increasingly unlikely objectors.
The scene where Lang gives a gift to one of his men, saying that it's a present for his younger brother's wife's young brother's birthday! While Lang's 'pack' are going on about what great guy their shifu is, Edgeworth has these thoughts.
(...I should probably leave them to their "alone time.")
The fact that Cammy invokes her snot bubbles with a bubble pipe.
Lang and Shih-na's joint reaction to the photograph of the Yatagarasu (actually a statue wrapped in a coat) apparently flying through the air:
Lang: I know you may not have realized this, but... Shih-na shows up out of nowhere so they can both dramaticallypoint in unison Lang: ...people can't fly. Edgeworth: Of course I know that! That's bloody common sense!
Edgeworth's response to Gumshoe when inspecting Portsman's door in the first case:
Gumshoe: Aha! So I guess only a great cat burglar could get in! That must be who our culprit is! Edgeworth: ...Might I advise you to return that conclusion to whatever pawn shop you bought it from?
At the end of case 4, Franziska's response to Gumshoe calling Detective Badd "Pops".
Franziska: "Pops?"...? Watched one too many detective dramas recently, have we? Edgeworth: (Way to single-handedly destroy the cheery atmosphere with one snarky comment.)
Zinc Lablanc falling through the air in slow-motion, as while this is going on, dramatic music is playing.
What caused him to fall down in the first place. He was mad at an officer for not letting him in the crime scene. Lablanc then threatens the officer that he's now resorted to use force instead. Cue Lablanc giving the officer one pathetic shove and not even getting the officer to budge as he falls off the railing.
And while this is happening, Edgeworth and Franziska discuss about the victim's cause of death and don't even bother looking. Meanwhile, Gumshoe is beside them and is just begging to get the two to notice. Of course, Edgeworth has noticed, but Lablanc falling over the railing has given him a Eureka Moment which he's discussing with Franziska now.
Gumshoe: ...You two aren't listening at all, aren't you...?
If you present your prosecutor's badge to Detective Gumshoe when you first meet him in case 4, Edgeworth tries to show his badge to the detective, who declines, saying that "a real man has a police badge"! Edgeworth is pretty angry, and it's fairly obvious that, it being his first case and the prosecutors not usually wearing their badges, he just wanted to show off.
In Turnabout Ablaze, Lang sends one of his subordinates to ask for permission to examine the Primidux Statue. When the latter hesitates, Lang's habit of reciting the proverbs of his ancestor produces this gem.
Lang: Lang Zi says: ... JUST GO ALREADY!
Most of the conversations, as usual, between Franziska and her "little" brother are pretty funny when they're not being heartwarming. You can almost hear them sticking their tongues out at each other at times.
When asked which evidence was tampered with towards the end of Case 1, selecting "the bullet", despite giving you a penalty, causes a pretty hilarious conversation.
In Case 2, when searching for the missing metal weights, Edgeworth tells Gumshoe to use his one of his "Seven Secret Weapons"...and instead of the metal detector, Gumshoe eagerly pulls out...a fishing pole.
When Sebastian has to find evidence his father threw out.
When Franziska Von Karma meets Sebastian Debeste. The guy can't finish a sentence without getting whipped. He even himself lampshades it, and gets whipped for it.
Any testimony by Sebastian, period. But the first one still stands out, as most players really don't see its sheer absurdity coming. His theme even plays over it!
Edgeworth asking Larry Butz to point out an error in Sebastian's argument. He does, easily.
Hell, even Larry calls Sebastian an idiot. The dumb Larry Butz:
Larry: Hey Edgey... Don't you think this prosecutor is kind of an idiot?
Edgeworth: Indeed. Although I known him for a short time, his logic is always absurd.
Like one of the youtuber comment says : "When Larry Butz calls you an idiot, you know that you have a problem with yourself."
Examining the Winged Unicorn statue on the Big Tower roof leads to a completely irrelevant and hilarious bit of dialogue. The title of the stature turns out to be "Contradiction". (The memetic popularity of a certain show makes it Hilarious in Hindsight)
Try examining the rabbit and tortoise-shaped play equipment during the SS-5 orphanage recreation. Kay's version of the Tortoise and the Hare fable has to be seen to be believed.
The final boss's breakdown, in which he gets the crap beaten out of him by the circus animals.
The fifth case begins with a crime scene suggesting an interesting yet sadly implausible murder: the president of Zheng Fa being stomped on by a kaiju. Edgeworth has to repeatedly remind Kay that this is probably not the case.
At one point in case 2, Edgeworth has to talk to Simon Keyes, but Simon finds Edgeworth so intimidating that Kay has to talk on Edgeworth's behalf. At one point, Edgeworth starts thinking of questions that Kay asks...without being told first.
Edgeworth: (Is Kay...stealing my thoughts?)
Kay: No, they're just written on your face!
Case 2 also has this little gem, shortly after meeting Raymond. Edgeworth wants to ask about the room, so he asks Raymond, who gives three (wrong) options which spawn three amusing conversations. Here's what happens if you say "Lecture Room":
Edgeworth: (to Raymond) This room... was where the body was found. Do you know anything about it?
Raymond: Ah, this room, eh? Here's a pop quiz for our prodigy prosecutor. Which one of these three is the name of this room?
Options are "Lecture Room", "Morgue", and "Entertainment Room"
Edgeworth: (folding his arms and looking unimpressed) ... The Lecture Room?
Raymond: (with feigned surprise animation) So they tied up Knightley-boy and lectured him to death? (claps) As expected of Prosecutor Edgeworth! You sure have an eye for the details! (grinning) Well, lets reveal the correct answer! Prosecutor Edgeworth's answer is... Wrong! (failure sound effect) The correct answer is the Workroom.
Edgeworth: (still looking unimpressed) ...
Edgeworth: (all three choices were wrong. I hate it when he does that.)
The intro scene with Badd meeting Shields, and the slightly concerned sprite they chose for Gregory to explain about Shields' odd paper-eating habit, as well as Badd's surprised reaction. All the while, Shields is standing off to the side, nonchalantly eating the paper describing Badd. Apparently, it tastes "kinda bitter".
If Edgeworth presents the wrong evidence in case 3 when asked to show the poison gas's origins, the player gets this gem:
Justine: ...Sebastian, don't get too close to Mr. Edgeworth. His foolish logic will make you dizzy... I find it poisonous, and even guilty.
Sebastian: ...... (Cue animated surprised expression where he actually scoots away from Edgeworth)
Edgeworth: (He actually backed off...)
Franziska meeting with Lotta again. Not only does Franziska absolutely remember Lotta, but she hates her. Of course, it's a matter of seconds before Franziska whips her and they're both cheesed off. Made funnier by Ema and Edgeworth commenting on it from the peanut gallery.
Ema: *nonchalant thinking face* ... Ms von Karma seems to really dislike Lotta.
Edgeworth: *with his arms folded and his eyes closed, evidently bored* ... I can't say she's fond of her.
Present the Yatagarasu Badge to Lang in case 5 and watch as Kay and Lang argue over whether crows or wolves are stronger like children in rival fandoms.
Sebastian slapping himself in the face with his own baton when he's caught off-guard (which is often) never gets old. Ever.
Jeff's introduction to Gregory and Raymond involves him singing a song. The detention guard next to him...is doing jazz hands. Then they do the song again only this time Gregory gives this remark :