Funny: Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
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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. How did he get his reflection to blink before he did? Nobody knows.
There's a difference between staring and glaring; all you have to do to win a staring contest is not blink, but 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?!
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 the autograph to Larry, Edgeworth gives this gem:
Edgeworth: Larry. I have one question for you, and depending on how you answer, I may let you live.
And who didn't crack a smile when they examined 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.)
It's Sal Manella and the lunch boxes are a wink to Angel Starr.
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 was still damn hilarious, though. Also, 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!"
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.")
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.
Not to mention, 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...?
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 sequel's final boss's breakdown, in which he gets the crap beaten out of him by the circus animals.
The fifth case of the sequel 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.