Wild Mass Guessing about the rest of the series
The robes that the Fey spirit mediums wear are made of a special high-elasticity fabricBear with me here. A constant question amongst fans is how the hell Mia stays decent in Pearl's tiny little robe when the latter is channelling her, considering how she barely manages with Maya. Well, here's why: we know that through the Kurain Channelling Technique, the spirit medium's body morphs into that of the person they're channelling. This is an ancient technique, so this fact is very well known. Obviously, the robes the Fey clan spirit mediums wear are made of a highly elastic fabric to fit the body of those they channel. Plus, the degree of elasticity varies according to who wears each set: for Pearl, since she's young/little but very powerful she gets a super stretchy set. Maya, still in training and a lot older/taller, not so much.
Maya Fey will only remain Master of Kurain until Pearl has completed her training.That's why she's absent in Apollo Justice- and might be in Dual Destinies. Knowing how much more naturally gifted and mature Pearly is, Maya will remain in Kurain as Master while she trains, growing to be very talented in her own right. Then, when Pearl is ready, she'll give her the seat as Master and go back to work at Phoenix's law firm/talent agency as a freelance spirit medium. I don't care that this is all baseless conjecture and I have no evidence to support my claim, Your Honour! This is my official headcanon! If only because I'm on Pearl's side when it comes to the OTP... ah ha ha...
Damon Gant's ultimate goal was to bring down Quercus Alba's smuggling ringConsider this entire entry to be one giant spoiler, otherwise I'd have to spoiler just about every other sentence. The last thing Damon Gant says to Edgeworth at the end of 1-5 is this: "You despise criminals. I can feel it. You and I...we're the same. One day you'll understand. If you want to take them on alone...you'll figure out what's needed". This quote seems rather out of place if we assume Gant's motives were as purely selfish as he claims. So what could he mean by this? Consider the following:
Apollo is related to Shawn SpencerSince Hyper Awareness runs in Apollo's family, that explains Shawn's ability to detect evidence
Joe Darke is Cody Hackins' father.Well, the ages do match up. And before you say that Cody said his dad was alive and took him to the Steel Samurai Convention... Joe Darke was jailed when he was 5 years old, so his mother may have married another man, and Cody may be referring to his new father, although there is no evidence to support this claim.
Phoenix actually is part spirit medium.This explains why is is able to hear Mia, even though he hasn't trained in Kurain or elsewhere.
Phoenix is Richard Moore.Policeman turned lawyer turned Private Eye 'Richard Moore' was Phoenix in between PW 3 and AJ. They both have a terrible curse of dead bodies being everywhere they go. Phoenix has always looked up to lawyers; his ex-wife is thus a lawyer. Both have basic knowledge of crime scenes, but can be pretty incompetent. They both need someone to walk them through it or just solve the case for them (Conan, Mia/Maya/any Fey). Phoenix is shown to have an interest in poker and gambling. All that 'grape juice' really is beer, as we know Richard Moore loves, but he's grown a tolerance to it. Both are world-famous, but after the disbarring, no one brought up his lawyer days out of consideration/fear. He couldn't get a case in his beginning days as a PI because of his reputation as a lawyer. After he 'solved a few cases' however, people began to overlook it. Hobo!Phoenix is Phoenix/Richard after PI-ing also fails for him, since he already failed at being a policeman and lawyer. Rachel lived with her mom up until Phoenix enters his Richard stage of life, then she moves back with her mom by AJ (likely due to bad parenting). Hobo!Phoenix really adopted Trucy much later (he was having a friend take care of her), because he missed Rachel once she went back to living with her mom.
The Judge was a Prosecutor in his youth.Think about it. His Favoritism towards the Prosecutors is blatantly obvious. He allows Franziska to physically assault people, Godot gets no reprimand for throwing scalding hot coffee at the defense and even when there's rock solid evidence that the defendent is innocent he still refuses to declare them not guilty until the real murderer is found. And even then he gladly accepts whatever straws the real murderer is clutching at. This would also explain why he is so easily enamored by a couple of female witnesses but is completely unaffected by Mia's large breasts.
This series is linked to the Buffyverse......via Wolfram and Hart. They are the ones Lana Skye "sold her soul" to, and are also responsible for extraditing Godot from Hell.
Phoenix is Mia's Horcrux.When Mia was murdered, she unknowingly would put a part of her soul in Phoenix. That would make him a Horcrux, which explains why he, who isn't a spirit medium, can occasionally hear her. Also, since she would have a Horcrux, even if her body was killed she would still be half-alive, which explains why she can be so easily summoned by Maya or Pearl.
Phoenix is a Reality WarperSome (or all) of the clients he took were actually guilty, but because of his childhood trauma he believes so strongly in defending people who are innocent that he retconned this fact. In the early games, his powers weren't great, so he had to find plausible alternate explanations to the events. By game 4, he can violate the laws of physics themselves: whatever magic is behind Trucy's time-and-space defying panties, they still appear to be normal panties on the outside and thus can't cause a car to stall just by being stuffed up the tailpipe, and I haven't even gotten to the MASON system yet.
The Judge is a Reality WarperSee the above suggestion.
Ini and Mimi Miney have a brother called Moe Miney...perhaps Moe the clown.
The "legal system" in the games is, in fact, an aspect of the afterlife where the people are judged for their sins.Though the lawyers in the system don't know it, they're in fact tasked with helping the process of judging people who have died, to decide whether they're good and go to heaven, or bad and go to hell.
The characters in the game series "speak" in text.Just how do you pronounce a star in Mask* DeMasque? How can Phoenix be corrected on the name if the spelling he used would yield the same pronunciation? The only logical conclusion is that the characters see dialogue as subtitles.
The series takes place in a totalitarian dictatorship; the trials are just for showLet's sum up the facts. Guns are nearly impossible to obtain. Only incompetents seem to actually hold any job. Even self-defense with significan1t extenuating circumstances begets a death sentence. Any sort of courtroom antic is allowed, and let's face it, not only on the side of the prosecution. Prosecutors can taunt, insult, even whip the defense, not to mention the witness and/or the judge. Obvious shams of accusations are leveled at clearly innocent people, who remain guilty until proven otherwise. And the defense attorney(s) themselves seem to be easily-intimidated scaredycats.
Phoenix's submission of false evidence happens during Edgeworth's trial, but it is only revealed during Manfred Von Karma's trial as part of an elaborate plan on Karmas.We never see Manfred Von Karma's trial, which makes sense because the focus is on defense attorneys. For the purposes of this theory, however, we shall assume that it takes place in the gap between AA 3 and AA 4, Von Karma clearly having enough legal skill to tie up the courts for that amount of time. Some of the clues Phoenix finds in AA 1 seem the result remarkably sloppy cover-up, especially for a Magnificent Bastard of Von Karma's character... but that's because the evidence is faked! Chessmaster time! At his eventual trial for murder, Von Karma proves that the evidence Phoenix submitted during the first trial are forgeries, simultaneously getting an acquittal, and forever soiling Wright's reputation as a lawyer. Only foolish fool foolishness would lead one to believe that they could go up against a Von Karma without repercussions.
Manfred Von Karma committed suicide.We used to have this one, a few bullet points deep, but it seems to have gotten shuffled off. A brilliant lawyer, and an undefeated prosecutor who doubtless has accumulated favours no matter how much of a Jerk Ass he was, simply doesn't get executed in less than three years. Remember, a conviction in the three-day trials doesn't lead directly to sentencing, but to an automatic retrial in a higher court—and then there are still appeals. On the other hand, Von Karma was obsessed with perfection—and he lost his win record, his long-plotted revenge, his reputation, and his freedom all in the same day. For a man so given to overreaction, this could easily lead to deciding that he was truly guilty of imperfection, and being his own hangman not long after. This adds resonance to Edgeworth's particular disdain for suicide in the final case of the second game—not only did he obviously not do it himself, but he sees it as the final failure of Von Karma and his way, in contrast to the new path he's chosen for himself.
Ema Skye is hot.Don't deny it. Its better than the other theories here....
Mia Fey is hotThere, are you happy now?
Kay Faraday is hot.She charmed a national ambassador who's twice her age within hours, made even Franziska and Detective Badd show softness with her, somehow convinced Edgeworth to not immediately dump her somewhere when they first met despite how annoyingly Genki she has, and later managed to drag him off to the Allebaht/Babahl embassy events when he just wants to take it easy after spending the previous day investigating three murder cases at a pace that made 24 seem sedate. Canon Sue? Perhaps. But still indisputably hot.
Edgeworth would make a hot woman.
Dick Gumshoe is hot.... Well, I think so anyway.
Edgeworth will eventually be murdered.It happens to everyone else Oldbag likes.
Godot was hospitalized at House's hospital.Godot was in a coma since Dahlia poisoned him, and was awoken when he smelled the aroma of the coffee a doctor brought to his room. And House has been know to use the comatose patient's room as a cafeteria.
The Ace Attorney series as we know it is a set of alternate universes that split with the existence of Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney's special DS only 5th case.In the second game, Edgeworth is stated as never having done another case after the incident with Von Karma. This is clearly contradicted by the fifth case of the first game, so one can only assume the fifth case only exists in an alternate continuity that runs through the other games, including Ace Attorney 4. The original continuity only goes up to three, and ends there, presumably with Phoenix never being disbarred in some series of events we cannot know. The origin of the tangent universe is the birth of Ema Skye. She was never born in the original universe, and was in fact created by Schala from Chrono Cross upon hearing the screams of Lana Skye being sentenced to death without anybody to give a good lawyerly representation for her. Hence the creation of Ema, a clone who looks nothing like Schala (see Kid.) This also explains why Lana was so cold to Ema before the events of the trial — she didn't exist, and the false memories only went back so far. For those who say this is a completely overcomplicated explanation that makes no sense, you've obviously never had anything to do with Chrono Cross.
Gant is Phoenix's father. And Apollo's. And Zak Gramarye's.The first two are admittedly crack fanon based on Gant's fandom reputation as a universal rapist (this troper prefers to think of him as more of a love machine), but Zak's face in his laugh sprite is near-identical to his putative father's.
Pearl's father is Manfred von Karma. The two evils cancelled each other out and made Pearl the bastion of sweetness that she is.I take your Pearls and raise it to the fact that not only is Pearl really Manfred's daughter, but Franziska von Karma is Misty (and I do mean Misty)'s daughter. Manfred vK doesn't have any 'good' children- his oldest daughter is a failure, and his wife died in childbirth. He finds that (though it goes against his nature) he misses his wife, and goes to Kurain village to channel her. Misty accomplishes this, and they end up spending... 'time' together. Later, Misty 'wakes up', and in 9 months she is pregnant. Her husband has left her by now, and she doesn't know what to do. Manfred wishes to have his wife's spirit channeled again, and he goes back to Kurain village to find that Misty is pregnant. Putting two and two together he realizes that it is possibly his child. When the child is born, Manfred vK blackmails Misty (using Maya and Mia...?) into giving him the baby. She complies, and tries to forget about it ever happening. The baby is named 'Franziska', and all is well. At least, until DL-6 when Misty vanished. He tries to ignore that she is gone, but at the same time she was the one who could contact his dead wife. He eventually tried to get someone else to channel his wife, and he got to Morgan. She had guessed what had happened to Misty, and so she agreed to channel Manfred's wife. She did not wish to actually channel her though, and instead she made sure she knew enough that she successfully faked channeling his wife. She wished for a child as a 'Take That!' against her husband who had left her, and her knowledge of Manfred vK lead her to decide that he would be a good 'sperm donor' as it were. She made sure that she hid her signs of pregnancy, and then had the baby girl early. It worked, Manfred became too busy with adding the finishing touches to perfecting Miles Edgeworth, and his daughter was becoming a prosecutor in her own right, and he missed the fact that he could have had another daughter. Morgan named her daughter "Pearl" after the way a Pearl is created when a tiny grain of sand- a seed, if you will- gets into the Oyster. She raises her child hoping that Pearl would turn out to be as ruthless as her father, however she didn't think about the impact that Mia and Maya would have on her precious.
Viola Cadaverini and Vera Misham were Separated at BirthEither that, or Drew used to be or had an affair with someone of the Cadaverini family, and had Vera later. Think about it. Both of them are thin, waifish, sickly-looking girls who are disturbingly quiet, with ties to a criminal underworld. Not to mention that both of them ended up smack in the middle of poisoning cases that involved a poisoned cup of coffee. Coincidences? I think not!
Misty Fey is Miles Edgeworth's mother. By this same logic Gregory Edgeworth is Mia and Maya's father.Miles' mother is never mentioned in canon, and the Fey's father is mentioned only in passing. So what if the other is the missing parent of each family? Say Misty and Gregory fell in love with each other. Mia was born, but they realized they had a problem when Miles was born. Kurain's inner family politics is vicious and the Branch Fey families are not afraid to use anything or person to their advantage. There is also the fact that Kurain is not all that friendly towards men. In order to protect and give Miles a normal life, Gregory covered up all connections he had with Misty so they could never use his son as a pawn. Misty and Gregory still secretly kept in touch with each other and visited each other occasionally, later resulting in the birth of Maya. When the tragedy of DL-6 occurred, Misty knowingly went along with Gregory's lie about Yanni Yogi in order to protect their son from suspicion. The guilt of that act, as well as the shaming of the Fey family name is what drove her into self-exile. As the result of their combined efforts neither Miles nor the Fey sisters realize they are siblings.
Phoenix Wright is Batman.Think about it. He realized that his days as an active superhero were over, and decided to protect the innocent in another way - as a defense attorney. He had to change his name, of course, or else he'd be too conspicuous. On top of this, has anyone else noticed that despite complaining about the bills and yet not taking on many jobs, that Phoenix oddly manages to keep his house rented and pays for Maya's appetite? As Batman, he'd have his fortune to mooch off of. To top it off, it's obvious that the spikes in his hair are simply a result of him hiding his old Batman spikes in it to use as backup weapons.
Apollo's father is still alive.What happened to him sounds awfully similar to what happened to Thalassa, and we know she's not dead. Although knowing the way this series treats its long-lost parents, he'll probably die as soon he appears. There's another idea going around that Valant is Apollo's father, but I am unconvinced by it.
Apollo Justice isn't Apollo's real name, it's one he himself opted for.Now, I know characters in the AA universe tend to have astoundingly appropriate names, but not usually the main characters, Gumshoe excepted. Add that to the fact that he grew up an orphan, his Catch Phrase and his general passion for the law, and it's easy to see him taking the name 'Justice' and possibly even the name 'Apollo' for himself.
The trials are actually a strange version of the Reaper's Game.Relating to the afterlife judging idea near the top, the trials are actually a way of judging whether the dead have the right to come back to life. They judge the memories of the souls and use a crime from their past as a fake trial. Also, the judge is the Composer.
Thalassa wasn't shot by Zak or ValantSomeone else took advantage of the amount of bullets that were flying around to shoot her from a secret position, and then set Valant and Zak up to take the fall. Her shooting will be something Apollo has to solve as part of the backstory to the last case of his arc.
Redd White is the victim of a Death Note ownerAll those 'suicides' he was apparently responsible for were murders via Death Note designed specifically to set him up. Then the guilty party wrote in 'Mia Fey: Blunt force trauma. Killed by an intruder to her office' and 'Redd White: Suicide. Breaks into the legal office where papers incriminating him are being kept and takes the papers through any means necessary. Later that week, is extremely insolent towards a lawyer investigating the death of his superior, then calls the police to have said lawyer arrested for murder. Five days later, commits suicide in his jail cell'.
Daryan Crescend is ElvisReally, I've only written this because there are already entries guessing this about Dr. Kelso and the Shinigami king, and I want to turn it into a full-blown trend along the lines of 'X is a time lord', 'x show is being imagined by Shinji Ikari' stuff. But as for my evidence, he's a rock musician with strange hair, he has to be older than he claims (Klavier said he was the first detective he ever worked with, when Klavier began prosecuting at 17 because he's German...but Daryan isn't German and he's the same age as Klavier) and he's a drug smuggler (the cocoon), and we know Elvis, tragically, had drug problems.
Coffee is what saved Godot from being poisoned, and is what's required to keep him alive.The poison that was given to him - while experimental and cooked up by a pharmacology student - could have had its potency reduced by the chemicals in the coffee it was slipped into, thus preventing it from being lethal. As for why Godot has to drink it so often, now, is pretty obvious: the poison messed with his central nervous system, and the caffeine in coffee is a powerful stimulant. He probably needs the caffeine to keep his nervous system active, and prefers to take it in the form of his own coffee blends.
The Ace Attorney series takes place in an alternate universe where the Nazis won.Why, yes, I do have decisive evidence. Consider:
Dahlia Hawthorne is indirectly responsible for the deaths of thousands.Yes, she's an even worse criminal than we all thought... and it's all related to Apollo Justice, case 3. In this case, we learn that Borginian coccoons, which cure the lethal and very poorly named disease 'incuritis', are an illegal commodity because they can also be used to create an exotic poison, which is never named. This law was instituted because, as Klavier puts it, 'a while back' some of this poison caused 'a lot of trouble', or something to that effect. Dahlia's preferred method of murder? An exotic poison which is never named. Furthermore, the two people she used it on (that we know of), Terry Fawles and Diego Armando/Godot, were both high-profile victims. Dahlia is the reason Borginian coccoons are illegal outside their country of origin, and therefore each and every person who dies of incuritis, in the entire world, was indirectly murdered by Dahlia. Damn, she really DOES belong in Hell.
Apollo is a graduate of Wammy's House. He's an orphan (well, not really), is incredibly perceptive like the other Wammy's graduates (albeit in a different way), his name is clearly a fake, and he became a lawyer at 22, younger than Phoenix and Mia, without having to be raised by a Von Karma and/or in Germany, like all the other prodigy lawyers. He was clearly being raised to be the world's greatest detective, but for whatever reason found the courts more interesting, decided to become a lawyer instead, and was disowned by the house. Following on from this, Godot is L (they both love caffeine and have similar hairstyles), Matt Engarde is Mello (both have blonde hair in similar styles, and (spoilers for both Death Note and Justice For All) both are involved in kidnapping, Mello's friend is called Matt, both have large scarring on one side of the face (different sides, admittedly), and both are borderline sociopaths). Gumshoe is Matsuda (they're both policemen who mean well but who aren't the sharpest tools in the shed). And Mikami is...I don't know, but it has to be someone. He is a prosecutor, after all. Okay, everything from 'Godot is' onwards is complete nonsense. But I'm sticking with the theory about Apollo.
Maya and/or Pearl were killed shortly after the end of AA 3. Phoenix adopts Trucy less than a year after the end of AA 3 (confirmed by relative ages). At no point during the MASON system investigations is any indicator ever given that they're around. OK, fine. Maybe they're just out getting ice cream or dealing with Kurain stuff. Except that Trucy is still hanging around for the next 7 years, and clearly doesn't seem to be at all familiar with either of them. At this point Pearl is practically Phoenix's adopted daughter too and almost the same age, so you'd have to figure they'd hang out. Then we have Trucy's end of game comment about finding a new "mother" and Phoenix having nobody to turn to when he gets disbarred. Not to mention the fact that every single closed off mentor type in the series has to have some horrible death in the family to be dug up later. Then Pearl being dead could cause an imprinting sort of thing with Trucy, causing him to investigate the case of her father with such badass dedication. As for how it went down, heck. Morgan could have gone for a take 2 on the last case of AA 3 after dying in prison. Apollo Justice 2 is all about digging up the details.
What happened to Maya and Pearl between 3 and 4With Misty Fey killed, Maya decides it's high time to get back in gear for training so that she can become the next Master. So, shortly after the events of Trials and Tribulations, Maya and Pearl head back to Kurain Village to start vigorous training. Phoenix, being without a Fey by his side for That One Case, doesn't have the better judgment regarding that one piece of evidence, and with no one there to stand by him, he had no confidence/help in talking with The Bar Council, leading to his disbarment. Maya later returns for a visit, and finds Phoenix no longer practices law, and, in fact, has a daughter (which likely resulted in an epic slapping from Pearl like we have never seen). Because she is still unaccustomed to the idea that she is the Master, Maya has a hard time accepting a role of a mother (or maternal figure), and so returns to Kurain Village to put on the hat of Master again, until she feels that she can handle it all. Pearl returns with her, as since she does not have a talent that she can really support herself with, she would be just one more mouth to feed with an already struggling family. She also returns to train and help Maya, of course. As evidenced in case 4-2, Maya still keeps in contact with Nick, whether or not it's a major part of either's lives. This shows that they still hold a place in Phoenix's heart, they're still alive and well, and they may be called on in a future game.
Ema was filming the events of case 1-5. Phoenix Wright, in his new incarnation, has a badge on his hat. In the final case, this badge is revealed to be a camera that he used to film various things. Now, think back. Where have you seen that badge before? Yes, on Ema Skye's lapel, in the final case of AA 1. From this we can conclude that Ema was filming that case. But why? I've no idea, so someone else can guess at that.
Phoenix didn't try to find the truth and reclaim his badge because Sissel was making it hard to find work anyway.Obviously. I mean, how many people did Sissel un-kill in one night? If we assumed Ace Attorney and Ghost Trick took place near each other and the only major crimes that seem to take place there are murder and costumed burglary, what's a defense attorney to do when people suddenly stop dying in such numbers?
Matt Engarde is a former successful child star, and has been in show business a long time.. Well, he's only 21. How else do you think he got that evil?
Maya Fey went to/is at law schoolShe was so disgusted with the bum rap Phoenix got when he was disbarred that she took as much money as the village had and went off to college, leaving Pearl in charge. Using whatever knowledge she gained from her time working with Phoenix she hoped to make sure no one go railroaded like that ever again. That was why she was gone during the missing years, and in the second Apollo Justice game she will make a triumphant return and start working at Wright and Co.
Redd White was actually Morgan Fey's ex-husbandMorgan Fey was apparently originally married to a "wealthy jeweler", who left her due to the loss of face when Misty Fey took over power in the family and leaving Morgan's branch powerless. Redd White is wealthy, loves jewels (he wears tons of them), and is clearly obsessed with his public image. Which means, yes, that Redd White killed his own step-sister (Mia Fey).
Ema and Klavier are secretly an itemIt begins with a one-night stand shortly after "Turnabout Corner", and escalates from there. It's the real reason why Ema got assigned to watch over the Gavinners' concert. No amount of pull, even in the Ace Attorney work, gets a homicide detective working security. Getting your secret girlfriend to do it? Considerably easier. Plus, there seems to be just a little bit too much petty infighting, more than you'd get from someone you only occasionally work with.
Ema is secretly the Gavinner's backup drummerWell, they said all the band members are involved with law enforcement, and she's a detective. She claimed to be working security at the concert because she didn't want to admit that much association with the glimmerous fop. She has no idea how she got roped into this. Really. The glimmerous fop's nice abs have nothing to do with it.
Kristoph Gavin has Dahlia Hawthorne's handAfter being arrested for the murders she committed, Kristoph was the defense attorney at Dahlia's trial. He was also present at her execution, and afterwards removed her right hand and sewed it onto himself, a la Ocelot. Since Dahlia was a Fey, her hand possessed channeling powers of its own. This allowed Kristoph to channel Manfred von Karma, Damon Gant, Matt Engarde, and other villains, hence the "devil" in his hand. This also explains his use of nail polish. A girl's hand has to look good, after all.
Von Karma's granddaughter is the main prosecutor for the 5th game(Not Perfect Prosecutor) as in the one with the dog named Phoenix.
The Attorney's badge is Phoenix's penis1.Gumshoe regularly tells him it is nothing compared to his police badge, something real men have and that his small badge is always good for a laugh. Jake Marshall also mentions how pathetic it is, as does Dr. Grey. 2.Phoenix mentions he likes to whip in out whenever possible in the 2nd game, and Maya claims he likes showing it off. 3.It is his most cherished possession, overserve how incomplete he feels when it is taken in 2-3 4.Grossburg mentions he has really grown up from the sight of it in the first game.
Phoenix's Chessmasterism in Apollo Justice is part of his training to become the fourth deKiller.How many times did deKiller make that offer to Phoenix in JFA? After he lost his badge, Phoenix remembered the offer (and the fact that deKiller got a large roll of cash for one of his jobs) and took deKiller up on it. He already had the required intelligence, determination, and sense of trust between himself and his clients, and so the whole fourth game was a demonstration of his ability to orchestrate events. Since The Plan worked without a hitch, he's now ready for deKiller to teach him the next step...
Phoenix's Butt Monkey qualities are due to being the reincarnation of Ami FeyRelated Guess: Phoenix carries a bit of Fey blood. How else does he see or hear Mia's spirit without having Maya or Pearl around to channel her? Also, Ami's Butt Monkey status can be seen by what happens to the things most closely related to her. The Sacred Urn has been broken at least three times, and those are just in the last twenty years or so. That gold statue of hers and its sword have been involved in two murders in one year, one of those being Ami's direct descendant.
Winston Payne will be the protagonist of the next Ace Attorney Investigations.Nuff said.
7-8 years latter, Pearl Fey has Gag BoobsBecause it would be funny (on a related note, Relative Error MUST be her reaction to Trucy/Apollo)
Winston Payne is Daryan Crescend's father.Based entirely on Payne's hair in case 3.1.
In German versions of this game series, The Von Karmas And Klavier were trained in JapanThink about it. In the original Japanese versions, the Von Karmas etc. were from America, and the regular lawyers from Japan, where the series takes place. In the American version, since the setting shifts to America, the prosecutors are now from Germany. In the German version of this game series (which I know there is one of, but I can't find any information on), the series will come full circle, and the Von Karmas and the like will be from Japan.
The Patriots are the Totalitarian Dictatorship from the previous WMGs.Think about it. As mentioned above, the trials are ridiculous kangaroo courts. But they're still needed to maintain the facade of a free society, central to The Patriots goal of controlling information flow in society. Obviously, the Ace Attorney games take place in a continuity that is pre-2014 USA. Any discrepancies in the dates can be explained by Patriot information changing. Hell, the entire Ace Attorney series could be a LITERAL video game, in-universe: a VR simulation set up to train lawyers like Apollo to be like Phoenix Wright, the "Big Boss / Solid Snake" of the battlefield of the courtroom, after they got rid of him using fake evidence when he outlived his usefulness. Using Memes! Possibly... Maybe. Any games with improvements in the perceived hijinks of the legal system are set after 2014 - when The Patriots were taken down. Any discrepancies there can be handwaved by the fact that the system is still recovering from having its "head" (The AI system) cut off. This also explains why the games are set in Japan for Japan and California for the English release, while the characters seem to fit into any environment: The characters are all Patriot/Philosopher sleeper agents, in the same vein as EVA/Big Mama and ADAM/Adamshka/"Revolver" Ocelot. They can speak the language and act as natives of any land they are sent to, whether it be Japan or California.
The Phoenix Wright series is set in the Venture Brothers universe.Specifically, in Underland. Think about it, the only people that ever seem to be up for trial are going to get the death penalty. It's been established that Baron Underbheit has established the death penalty for all infractions of Underlaw.
Logic and Trick 2009 will be named Logic and Fact"Trick" doesn't suit Edgeworth at all. Fact does.
This series takes place in the Death Note universe.Only five years after the Kira case, and the world has already bounced back aaaaall the way. No reason for it, except it would be cool.
The Phoenix Wright in the fourth game isn't the real Phoenix.He is in fact Sanae Hanekoma, disguised as Phoenix. Note the stubble, mysteriousness, refusal to give a straight answer, and all-around Chessmaster-ism that Phoenix "Stupidity Is the Only Option" Wright could never master. Also, his ability to escape being hit by a speeding car into a light pole with only minor injuries is because he's actually an Angel. Discworld books, it is frequently stated that one-in-a-million chances happen nine times out of ten. Most of the events and circumstances surrounding Phoenix's cases are one-in-a-million chances. Phoenix is a descendant of Granny Weatherwax, which is why he's so good at making up Ass Pull explanations that end up being right (and it also would explain a lot about his personality and actions in Apollo Justice). The reason why magic and non-humans don't exist any more is simply because people stopped believing in them. (Hey, it works for the anthropomorphic personifications, as proven in Hogfather.)
Phoenix will become a Godot-esque characterBeing so badly damaged by the Gramarye case, he will retake the bar exam—as a prosecutor. Then, he will face down Apollo in the courtroom. Why? BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE EPIC.
Phoenix prefers noodles to burgers.This goes a long way toward reconciling the burgers/noodles translation inconsistency between games 1-3 and 4. Maya, as established in the original trilogy of games, prefers burgers, and most of the time, it was easier to cave to her demands than to put up with a whiny Maya who had been deprived of burgers. They did occasionally eat at the noodle stand, just often enough to justify Guy Eldoon's statement that they ate there when Phoenix was a lawyer. Once Maya returned to Kurain village to focus on her training and become the new Master, Phoenix more or less stopped going for burgers at all and started eating noodles all the time instead. Trucy has picked up her father's liking for noodles, because she's more or less grown up eating them.
After each game, reality changesEverything in the next game has better sprites. This isn't because of artistic ability of the drawers getting better, but after each time Phoenix goes around recollecting about the events of the game in question (credits), everyone he hasn't met becomes better shaded. It's a coincidence that everyone he hasn't met gets better drawn. 3-1 and 3-4 are him reading about the cases; that's how he imagines them.
The games are designed to spawn memetic mutation.I hold as evidence that the collective writers here have, on several occasions, slipped into character, or at least used the various catchphrases from the games. This also tends to occur in just about any Ace Attorney-related thread Neo Silver Thorn has ever read. As such, it leads me to believe that the games are, in fact, an experiment in memetic mutation that Capcom is performing on the gaming community.
Machi smuggled in the cocoon in order to pay for Lamiroir's eye surgeryShe really means a lot to him, we can see that, and I can't see him wanting the money for himself. Not only that, it's not long after the end of the trial when she decides to get her eyes fixed. (Seemingly on the suggestion of Phoenix, who already pieced it together.)
Lamiroir's blindness and amnesia were not due to physical damage.Lamiroir is blind and amnesiac after an accident, but doesn't appear to have any scaring around her head, which lead me to wonder what was going on. Remember how she doesn't want to remember who she is? In certain cases of psychological trauma, people can blank out their memories - and sometimes, they can also force themselves to lose their vision. Lamiroir, when she first appears, isn't just worried about getting her vision and memory back, she's actively stopping her own body from remembering. During case 4-3, sometime after she is attacked Lamiroir gets to thinking about it. During court, just before she translates for Machi, that's when she decides that she wants to remember. At that point, everything floods back to her... just in time for her to see her son and daughter working together. But that goes against the game, correct? At the end of 4-3, Phoenix remarks that a doctor examined her and found her blindness was due to an accident? ...But at this point, he knows she's Thalassa Gramarye and is actually playing along with her lies. After all, she's just been in the hospital, so it makes sense that a doctor would see her then. Plus, we all know Phoenix is a bit of a sneaker barsteward at this point.
Phoenix is not just pointing enthusiastically, he is throwing small objects at the others in the courtThis is why the witness always looks like they're being hit physically.
Maya was not originally going to be in this pictureNamely this one◊ Namely Capcom was worried that if it was just Mia Fey and April May like that then people would get the wrong idea of what the game is really like. So Maya was added in to hopefully make things seem more innocuous, but like other examples of censorship whether it actually does do that is of course up to you.
Mia entrusted Maya to Diego.Basically, in the second case of the first game, Maya mentions the law firm Mia said for her to go to if she was ever in trouble. Note that Maya never mentions the name of the lawyer himself. Now, look at Grossberg. From what we can tell, he's a bit of a coward, he complains, and from what we can tell, he kind of annoyed Mia when she was a new lawyer. Why would she entrust her sister to him? It's more likely that she was actually entrusting her sister to Diego, who was A) a lot more calm and reliable than Grossberg, and B) comforted her after her first, traumatic trial.
During the seven-year break between AAs 3 and 4, Phoenix single-handedly shut down the black market.In the second case of AA2, the victim had bought a gun from the black market. In the first case of AA4, Nick claims that the black market is a thing of the past. How could he know for certain? Because he destroyed it; he had to do something to pass the time before he had the idea of becoming a poker pro.
Another game will be made, detailing Phoenix's adventures as a non-attorney in the seven-year break.He'll become a bit less of a Non-Action Guy, as well; replacing his ubiquitous Attorney's Badge will be the Phoenix Rising Uppercut. (Based on his comment on Apollo's uppercut at the end of AA4, case 1:
Mind reading is a common ability in the Phoenix Wright universe.You just have to learn it! Everyone seems able to read Phoenix's mind and replies to what he says without him even opening his mouth.
Phoenix is a telepath.His mind-reading is less than developed, but he does have the ability to project thoughts to others. This explains how come his partner du jour can always read his blue 'thought' text. Not only that, it explains exactly what he does when he presents evidence or profiles. He doesn't show an object or a photograph; instead, he plants an image of the object or person into his target's mind. Since Apollo studied Phoenix's cases and his signature attorney style, he also studied telepathy and learned to project thoughts in the same manner.
The prosecutors do not actually have the authority to cut Gumshoe's pay.Gumshoe just thinks they do, and they keep saying they're going to to screw with him. This explains why he never seems to be so broke that he can't afford food and rent, despite being told that his pay's been cut half a dozen times each game. Klavier doesn't threaten to cut Ema's pay because she knows perfectly well that he can't, and probably snackoo'd the hell out of him if he ever tried.
The three-day bench trials started as a sort of "minor league" of the justice system.Think about it—a half-senile judge and his just plain screwy brother, incredibly low standards of courtroom etiquette, eccentric prosecutors, no plea option, and convictions are automatically retried. Despite the rhetoric about rising crime rates, the real rationale for the new court was to assuage public dissatisfaction with plea deals with a visible "day in court", while also quickly getting weak cases where acquittal was almost inevitable off the docket. To everyone's surprise, "The Great Judgini" ended up mostly handing down solid verdicts that stood up in higher courts, and the preliminary trials became such Serious Business that it was the retrial that was considered a formality.
Godot has some severe, ADHD-type manic thing.The coffee is self-medication. Without it, he'd barely be able to pay attention to the evidence, and would be painting his case on the walls of the court in chalk just to help concentrate. He's so laid back because he errs on the side of caution, and if he acted any more excitable he'd never be able to make it between recesses without a Bladder Failure from all the coffee. The "red on white" vision issue may be a result of stress-related ocular trauma (such as constant but mild hemhorrage that tint everything red, he's just not good at telling colour by shade, and the visor affects light in some way that makes it easier to differentiate "red-tinted red" and "red-tinted white") rather than or in addition to the poison, or it could be entirely unrelated.
If the above guess that the Ace Attorney court is the minor leagues of the judicial system, this is probably why Godot isn't in the Major League- they wouldn't let him keep up the caffeine habit, and he'd therefore be useless as a lawyer.
Ema Skye hooked up with Franziska von Karma while studying abroadLook at Ema's oh-so-condescending expression and tell me she could have learned it from anyone else. The relationship likely didn't end well - Ema probably got fed up with the perfection obsession and so ended up with a deliberately 'take it easy' attitude - but it could have started easily enough. Ema interns at the Germany Department of Justice equivalent, meets Franny on a case, Phoenix comes up in conversation, Ema defends him against accusations of being a foolish fool, things get heated, and suddenly everyone's clothes are on the floor.
Matt Engarde has a real Split Personality, deliberately createdHis true self finally comes out after "calling himself" on the wristphone...and when he used it earlier, in jail, Phoenix doubted that he could get a signal. This would also nicely explain the total lack of Psyche-locks..."he" actually doesn't know what he did. At some point in the past, he actually took Method acting to the point of insanity, and created a "cover" personality that would be far more publically acceptable, and only dimly knew of him, likely believing any communication between the two personalities to be literal calls.
The Judge and Manfred von Karma share a grandchildSo, according to Court-Records.net, the Judge has a grandchild, name and gender unknown. According to Game 1, Case 4 we know that vKarma also has a grandchild. Wouldn't it be fun if the grandchild was teh result of the Judges (potential)Son, and vKarmas other daughter?
Zak (or Maginifi) got rid of ApolloThink about it. When she comes back to the troupe, she brings her son (Apollo) with her. Both Zak and Magnifi are well-established jerks, so it's not beyond them to seperate Apollo from Thalassa for whatever reasons. It doesn't seem Trucy ever knew him until the 4th game, so it must have happened pretty quickly.
The Gramayres were originally from BorginiaAt the very least, Magnifi and Thalassa lived there; Zak and Valant may or may not have come from there as well. When Thalassa/Lamiroir woke up in Borginia without her memory, she didn't magically aquire a new language while forgetting her own. She defaulted back to her first language, which would have been more deeply ingrained in her mind anyway.
Jeff Angel from Hotel Dusk: Room 215 grew up to become Damon GantHis real last name is Damon, after all. He'd be roughly around the same age as Gant by the time of the Ace Attorney games, has being annoying down to an art form (although his really long pauses could use some work) and really really hates criminals to the point of forging evidence to get them convicted.
Phoenix or Apollo is the reincarnation of Edward Marshall-HallHow cool would that be?
Manfred von Karma was a demon who was stuck on earth.Sort of connected to the "Phoenix Wright is connected to the Buffyverse" at the top. Manfred von Karma was a demon/demonic being who did something to piss off the ruler of Hell, and as a punishment he is sent to Earth until he learns "failure", at which point he will be dragged back to Hell to serve the kind of punishment only humans receive there. Once on earth, he decides he kind of likes being evil there, and he decides to become a prosecuter using his connections with various non-human beings to forge evidence, and never feel failure. However, Gregdeworth manages to mark his record. vKarma is shocked, and nervous about going back to Hell, when he gets shot. It is because of his non-human abilities that he is able to shoot Gredgworth, and not have to go to a doctor about the bullet in his shoulder. Because of his actions, he no longer feels like he failed, pissing off the ruler of Hell/whoever punished him. It is only years later, when he loses to Phoenix Wright that he truley feels failure, and when he dies, he goes to Hell/whatever you want to call it. Franziska, however, being a Half-Human Hybrid, has the compulsion for non-failure, but it isn't as strong as it was in her father, allowing her to break away from the compulsion.
Manfred von Karma made a deal with the Devil.This is a more sensible version of the WMG above. Manfred von Karma made a Deal with the Devil for something. (Maybe a child who was just like him?), the price being that he would go to Hell as soon as he felt true failure. He killed Edgey-Daddy, and so the black mark that Edgey-Daddy gave him didn't feel like a 'failure', however when Phoenix Wright beat him, he felt true and utter failure, and the contract was fulfilled, meaning that the child that was just like him (Franziska) was no longer â€œjust like himâ€?, and was able to grow and change as evidence by her breaking down in front of Edgeworth, and learning that there is more then just "perfection" in life.
The defendants in all of Manfred von Karma's trials prior to the Gourd Lake Incident WERE actually guilty.In the 4th case of Investigations, it is alluded to that he has a great respect for the law and hates criminals to a T. Mack Rell was actually guilty, after all. He would only pick cases where he was absolutely very sure that the defendant was guilty, helping to sustain his easy 40-year streak of wins. Von Karma decided to prosecute Edgeworth because he planned all of this, aware of the talent of Phoenix Wright which led the trial to its end so he could see Edgeworth's confession to the court about DL-6. Von Karma went into this case fully aware he would lose as far as Edgeworth supposedly murdering Robert Hammond. Remember how not angry he was when this was proven? He fully expected this. He only broke down when Phoenix managed to prove that Edgeworth didnt shoot Gregory Edgeworth.
Maya Fey is bulimic.She's rail-thin and is implied to regularly eat multiple burgers at a single meal. Phoenix is aware but in denial; his constantly cleaning the toilet is, in part, an attempt to hide the evidence.
The Court Record is a Phantom Zone.It can hold statues, spears, cameras on stands, fishing rods, metal detectors, dogs, a parrot, dancing cardboard badgers, jars, CSI equipment, folding screens, monkeys, dead lions, trunks, umbrellas, sacred swords, jockey calendars, cane swords, glass bottles, noodle stands... The explanation is: Each attorney involved with a case is given a small portal to the case's assigned phantom zone and all evidence they find or need can be conveniently stored or accessed through such medium.
In the interim between Ace Attorney Investigations and Ace Attorney 4, Larry Butz becomes a lawyer.Devastated by Phoenix's disbarring, he finally gets off his ass and commits himself to becoming a defense attorney, in order to prove his best friend's innocence. However, he ends up getting roped into joining Kristoph Gavin's office and becomes an Unwitting Pawn as a fallback plan, eventually becoming convinced that Phoenix really was a phony and did deserve to be disbarred. A future game will have him confront Phoenix about this, kill him out of anger, then cover it up and go after Apollo Justice to ruin his reputation and crush Phoenix's legacy, ending with him finally realizing through Apollo's expert defense that he'd been had and committing suicide in his despair.
Kristoph Gavin is a disciple of Manfred von KarmaWhen Kristoph and Klavier were children, von Karma was training Edgeworth as part of his revenge. However, Manfred had also noticed the resolution in Miles's friend, Phoenix, and predicted he would become the one attorney that, with Edgeworth's help, could bring an end to him in time. As such, he set a second gambit in motion; he murdered Mr. and Mrs. Gavin, lightly trained Klavier as a prosecutor and took Kristoph under his intellectual wing, teaching him to be obsessed with personal perfection and instructing him to become a defense attorney in order to eliminate Phoenix when the time came.
Apollo Justice's biological father is Damon Gant.Based on the first three posts in this thread.
Klavier Gavin and Ema Skye will be part of the Second Yatagarasu. To compliment Wright-DeKiller WMG.
Shi-long Lang is a gay wolf furryThat explains the adherance to the wolf motiif and the skin tight leather
In the seven-year gap between the Phoenix and Apollo games, Edgeworth, Gumshoe and Kay become the second Yatagarasu.I can't be the only one who saw the connection. Both generations would be formed of a noble prosecutor, a trusted detective, and a hot chick. Besides, they need to do something.
Quercus Alba is related to ExDeath.He is clearly a human-shaped tree.
The judge will be a defendant soon enough.Think about it; everyone eventually returns either as a defendant or as a corpse. Eventually, the judge (whose name will likely never show up) will be picked for one of them, and seeing as EVERY trial needs a judge, they can't afford to kill him off.
Come Apollo Justice 2, some characters from Phoenix's days will show upWhile some are painfully obvious, there are many ways this could happen:
Edgeworth is a robot.In the first case of Ace Attorney Investigations, Edgeworth explicitly discusses the mechanics behind the revolutionary new "think before you speak" system. However, when he talks about "tapping the Logic button", he has his finger to his temple. On top of that, the image showed every time the Logic menu is opened is... the same image of Edgeworth tapping his temple. He's not simply painting the fourth wall; as a robot, he actually does have a button there that accesses his memory banks and overcharges his positronic brain for the sake of making connections.
The "Little Thief" system shown in Ace Attorney Investigates is a precursor to the MASON System in Apollo JusticeFirst off, when we first see the "Little Thief" system, we know it's before Apollo Justice for several reasons, one of which being that the Gavinners are the group playing on the stage in the kidnapping case. So, what's to say that, during the break between AAI and AJ Edgeworth doesn't manage to get his hand on a version of "Little Thief". Somehow it gets to Phoenix, and Phoenix creates a virtual "time machine" that is the MASON System. That's why you may have to find something in the "future" before you can present it in the "past"- because you're not actually going between the two time periods in a logical, orderly manner!
The Gramaryes would eventually become the thought policeIn the Orwellian world, the Gramaryes would be the perfect candidates for identifying any subconscious twitch or contraction that could give away a person's thoughts... the inner party would have a field day with these guys.
Kay will next show up as a opponent for Apollo in his next gameSpecifically she goes to law school to follow in her father's footsteps and becomes Edgeworth's apprentice. The game will be basically Edgeworth and Phoenix passive aggressively sniping at each other through surrogates like competitive parents vicariously fighting through their children. It will be hilarious.
Kay will next show up in her own Investigations style gameWhere she as Edgeworth's successor(and maybe part of the new Yatagarasu on the side) takes Edgeworth's investigative role and goes to trial unlike Edgeworth Investigates. Having to deal with a competitive and lecherous Klavier, a older and even more bumbling OVER PROMOTED Chief Gumshoe, a surly and bitter Ema (who doesn't like that Kay actually managed to reach her dream) and goes up against Apollo and others such as older more disgusting Grossman. One case will be against a newly reinstated Phoenix defending Maya, which will be unwinnable, because Phoenix as his new Chessmastery self will the universe's resident Ace.
Shi-Long Lang really is a werewolf.He doesn't make much of an effort to hide it. This is because werewolves are in fact commonplace in the AA verse - that Phoenix and Apollo do not meet any in-game is mere coincidence.
Shi-Long Lang is actually Wolf O'Donnell stuck in a parallel universeWolf flew a little too far towards the edge of the universe and ended up in Zheng Fa. The only way he can get back to the Lylat system is to take down the Interpol agents whom hold the secret to universe-to-universe hopping.
Kristoph Gavin defended Quercus AlbaAlba would want the best lawyer around to take his case, but seeing as Edgeworth handled the investigation Phoenix and his known associates would refuse the case as they would conclude that he's guilty. Who amongst defense attorneys at the time is both known to be exceedingly skilled and amoral enough to want to defend him? Not to mention, despite losing his ambassadorship, Alba probably still has a lot of fame and wealth; a client of that nature would match Kristoph's M.O. to a T. Oh, and it even adds another layer to his Disproportionate Retribution; we know from a credits sequence in Investigations that Alba was found guilty, which would mean that Gavin lost to Edgeworth in court: "Not only did I lose Zak's case to this second-rate defense attorney, he's even a known associate of that prosecutor I lost to last month! HE MUST PAY!"
Closed eyes are an almost sure sign on evil.Thins about it. If a character spends a lot of the time with their eyes closed, chances are they are the real killer. The cutoff point for how much time they spend with their eyes closed seems to be somewhere between Larry Butz and Damon Gant. Anyways, characters who spend a lot of time with their eyes closed include.
Calisto Yew is Kay's motherI have no proof for this other than this would be another Faraday threatened by their mother.
Ghost Trick will take place in the Ace Attorney universeThe game will be made by the same company and even the same designer, after all. And it is about the afterlife. I see no reason why Capcom can't have the games share the same universe, just like Valve did with Half-Life and Portal. Or Cing's Another Code and Hotel Dusk: Room 215 series (possibly Again!! as well).
Daryan Crescend is a member of the smuggling ring from InvestigationsIt's been a while since I played Apollo Justice so please bear with me, but I don't think we ever got to know his motive for smuggling the cocoon out of Borginia other than that "he was a greedy Jerk Ass" (I'd like to think that Machi's motive for helping him was because of Lamiroir, though). This would explain a lot, especially since the ending for AAI implies that the ring is still alive, except with a new leader.
Snackoo is a euphemismEma really likes to Snackoo Apollo, and after a while, Apollo learns to enjoy it.
Diego's love for Mia was unrequited.
This game and the Trauma Center series take place in the same universe.It makes far too much sense for it not to be true.
Wearing an attorney's badge gives the user limitted time control capabilities.Mostly it's the ability to stop or reverse time (by a small amount). If they want, they can freeze some people while talking to others. This explains why sometimes a person in the scene will be frozen in a very active pose while you have time to look at everything. That's because time is stopped. It also explains why sometimes conversations bring up information you've heard before, or they play out in the exact same way if you bring them up again. In the courtroom, this only works during cross-examination. This is the main advantage that defense attorneys have over the prosecution. Phoenix was later able to tap into this technology to make the MASON System.
Quercus Alba is related to BarloweWhile it doesn't show in their portraits, one look at Barlowe's sprite will tell all. Plus, they're both old guys with more sinister goals than we initially think.
Edgeworth is becoming the Ace Attorney equivalent to Sherlock HolmesHe's got the detective skills, extensive knowledge in many fields, and has learned the benefits of keeping a Watson around the place. He may quit being a prosecutor to help the helpless, or do some investigating on the side with Gumshoe in tow.
The games are a Take That at the culture around the Japanese judicial systemAfter reading this I can't help but wonder.
The Judge is immortal.No matter how far into the past or the future the games show us, the Judge never seems to get any younger or older. He's always the same perpetually grey-bearded and bald man. That's because he's immortal, and no one has ever noticed. He was a judge long before Phoenix was born, and he will continue to be one long after Apollo dies of old age.
Phoenix was the Chessmaster behind cases 4-1 and 4-4.After all, the timing of his secret mission in relation to the time the murder occurred is a bit too convenient. Besides, he could easily set up the jurist system so that all verdicts are final, and he has double jeopardy preventing him from being tried on the Shadi Smith case.
The poison Atroquinine is made of Borginian Cocoons.Remember why it's illegal? It's because you could make a rare and deadly poison out of these babies. Antroquinine is a deadly poison. It has no taste and no fragrance and it's hard to get. Now let's connect these thoughts with basic logic.
Little Thief was made by Glen ElgIf I remember correctly, it's said that Byrne Faraday made that little gadget, but I'm not buying it. Just look at that thing and how it works! Holograms and the calculating and I'm not even gonna try and bullshit and attempt talking smart. Anyway, in 3-3 his boss states that he's been doing some work on the side, mostly underground stuff for who knows who. Now, how much more underground can you get than Yatagarasu? Well, aside from the mafia, but still. Also, given Phoenix's klepto ways, I bet he stole the blueprints to that hologram that's used for the jury in AJ...
Franziska continues idolize her father because she is in denial about circumstances surrounding his downfallBased on Investigations, it's very clear that she looked up to ol' Manfred and consoles Kay seeing as her father is also a prosecutor. Fast forward several years later, when she finds out that her father is dead, a murderer, and not perfect. She most likely didn't take this very well and whenever she thinks about him, she tries to think about the ideal person she looked up to so that it doesn't destroy inside. Edgeworth, being her adoptive brother, probably knows that it would be best to let her live denial and rather than rebuke her for speaking well about his father's murderer, decides to let it slide. Compare that to when Ernest Amano mentions Manfred and Edgeworth isn't exactly pleased to hear his name.
Kristoph Gavin is Vampire Hunter D.People don't usually have demons in their hands. I know it's on the wrong side and doesn't talk, but maybe the familiar needs time to mature... I dunno, it's just too fun an idea to not post.
Maggey Byrde is related to Glen ElgIt's not often you find two characters in this fandom that share the same traits such as bad luck, unless.... But seriously. Maggey fell from several floors of her apartment building and survived. At the time, I bet her parents didn't chalk it up as the start of her natural disasters of luck, but as one parent neglecting her. This keeps happening over and over in different ways and boom! They're fighting like crazy and eventually divorce and one parent takes Maggey and the other remarries and has Glen, who also has it in his genetic coding to be cursed with bad luck.
Quercus Alba wasn't speaking in gaming terms metaphoricallyIn actuality, he was breaking the fourth wall. During the final "battle", he mentions high scores, getting game over, saving your game and whatever. Somehow, I find it hard to believe that a 72-year old ambassador/ex-general/criminal mastermind is interested in video games. My theory is that he is completely aware how annoying he is, and he's trying to get under your skin. Yes, your skin. In one of his animations (to be more specific, the one where he flashes his medals) he's also doing a Troll-like face directed at the player.
Oldbag is from space.When she returned from her vacation in Trials and Tribulations, she was dressed in the same space suit from the second game. She took a vacation back to her native homeworld and her gun is real, but it fires something that, while nothing to us, would actually be deadly to aliens. Alternatively, she's Samus' daughter.
Larry Butz will get his own Investigations game.Since people complained that the first Investigations was too easy (since Edgeworth is a genius), Capcom will make a game with Larry Butz and make it the toughest Ace Attorney game ever to mirror his idiocy and the fact that he has no legal power. Like the other main characters, he will also have an exclusive game mechanic to let him harness his inner "Laurice Deauxnim" and paint mental pictures. It'll work like a one-man Magamata, though with hints of Edgeworth's Logic.
In Apollo Justice's game, Phoenix's friends weren't absent - they were just as Chessmaster-y as Phoenix himself.Maya had to take her position as Kurain Master, but seriously wanted to do something about it - so she had Pearl occasionally channel Mia in order to secretly help Phoenix out behind the scenes, or rearrange things to make events more convenient for him. Maya, of course, would encourage him by sending him Steel Samurai stuff. Meanwhile, Edgeworth and Franzy would know that they would be unable to help Phoenix directly as prosecutors, so they ended up finding Klavier Gavin and mentoring him.
Edgeworth's Pet the Dog moment was not 1-3.He wasn't legitimately searching for the truth in that case...he just wanted Will Powers, the Steel Samurai, to get off.
Winston Payne is a patient, vengeful Chessmaster.After losing to Mia Fey, he vowed revenge on her, but he was too afraid of being caught to kill her himself. So, he looked into her past to see if there was a reason anyone else would want her dead. And there was. When the time was right, he told Redd White about Mia's investigations. While Mia died, as he had hoped, he had, in the meantime, acquired a new foe, Phoenix Wright. He once again looked for some way of making him a target. He found it in Kristoph Gavin, playing on his anger at not being chosen. Payne thought that Kristoph would kill Phoenix, but he settled for seeing him disbarred and ruined. This bodes ill for Apollo Justice...
Maya Fey gives up her seat as the Master of the Kurain Channeling TechniqueShe hands the title off to Pearly, who then goes into intense training to hone her own spirit channeling powers. Maya herself has either gone into self-imposed exile, due to being the center of one too many Fey-related incidents (the death of her sister, her own accusations of murder, and 3-5's entire surroundings), or she has gone elsewhere in the world to pursue a different path, but still keeps in touch with Phoenix Wright, who never let her know that he was disbarred out of fear of shame.
Every person in the Ace Attorney universe has either some sort of Bag of Holding or access to Hammerspace with them at all timesThis means not just the Prosecutors or Defense Attorneys; everyone has to have one. The most obvious one is Angel Starr's basket, which can hold a plethora of boxed lunches alone, but also will hold whatever evidence she needs to carry and a camera. Then, there's Adrian Andrews with her infinite amount of quick-shatter glasses.
There is some kind of relation between Phoenix and Kyon from the Haruhi Suzumiya Franchise.During his time as a lawyer, Phoenix is basically Kyon with more facial expressions, right down to the sarcastic remarks in his thoughts, the Willing Suspension of Disbelief failure when Mia is first channeled, the heroic "She's annoying me to death, but I still love her as a friend" moment and the fact that everybody and their mothers seemd to be able to read his thoughts for some reason. Also, Kyon implies that he, surprisingly, actually used to be rather naive and childish just a few years ago... does that remind you on a certain cold-killer X taking law-student? Conclusion: Kyon too will end up as a Hobo in a few years, he just needs some traumatic experience to make him snap.
Phoenix Wright is responsible for every single one of Winston Payne's failuresWhen Phoenix isn't involved in the case, he actually does quite well. Note that every single case we see him fail involves Phoenix, even when Phoenix is not the main character. We see him win the trail against Maggey Byrde, and he would have won the trial against Luke Atmey if Phoenix had not intervened.
The missing characters from the Phoenix arc are the jurors in the last case of Apollo JusticePhoenix had been planning to set up the jury system for a long time and had to keep his friends uninvolved, since he wanted them to be the jury for the first trial using this system. It's also for this reason that Phoenix refrained from introducing or mentioning them to Apollo. If he just lost one wrong word to them, they'd automatically disqualified for being too involved in the case. Ema, however, still disqualified in the end, because she donated the camera to him, so he replaced her with Thalassa. The other five jurists are Edgeworth, Maya, Pearl, Maggey and Iris. (Not Gumshoe, since he was involved in the trial which started the whole mess).
Alcohol is outlawed in the setting of Ace AttorneyGrape and tomato juice is served in wine bottles complete with wine glasses. There is a bar full of grape juice in the second case of AceAttorneyInvestigations. Oh, and that large glass Matt Engarde is swishing around? Apple juice.
The MASON system is...A mix of science (Little Thief) and what for all intents and purposes we're going to call "magic" (Kurain-style channeling). When you "travel" back in time, you're really viewing a channeling of a person's past self being channeled through a type of Little Thief System.
Akbey Hicks is Machi Tobaye's fatherBoth are blonde guys from Borginia with blue eyes, and it would make sense age-wise. This means Machi was made an orphan at the age of 7.
Becoming a defense attorney or prosecutor is as simple as applying to McDonalds.I mean, come on. Well-known Defense Attorney Diego Armando wakes up from a five-year coma and immediately becomes a prosecutor. Calisto Yew, as an identity, didn't exist until the case of Cece Yew and goes right to being a defense attorney. Nobody bats an eyelash at either of these. On top of this, Klavier Gavin could not possibly have had enough time to study law and become a super-popular rock star at age 17.
The "kid" who sent all of the Steel Samurai stuff in the AJ game to Phoenix was EdgeworthNo evidence, really, other than the fact that he was a Steel Samurai fan. And this would be really adorable.
Max Galatica is Apollo's father.
Franziska Von Karma will be the protagonist of the next investigations.
The next game will star Mia Fey and take place some time before the events of the first game, but after the flashbacks in the third.
Ron DeLite is an alternate-universe Jacuzzi Splot.He just traded in his retarded name for retarded hair.
Tres Bien was put under new management by case 3-5.Considering that the original owner was probably charged as an accomplice/conspirator to cover up to murder, he certainly couldn't run the place. The court seized it and sold it at auction, so the food probably doesn't suck anymore, meaning that the celebration party has at least tolerable eats. I hope.
Ace Attorney Investigations 2 takes place during Apollo Justice or after.Come on, we need some plot, and it's not like we have some other places to put it. Hey, we might get to see the old characters again!
De Killer's role in AAI 2 theoryAfter finding a successor and training them, it's time for their first job. Of course, Shelly would come along to supervise in case something went wrong. Probably why he's wearing his emblem so openly; to draw away attention from the real assassin and just freak us all the fuck out. Speaking of new assassins, I bet it's a girl... alias? Jane Doe.
Gumshoe is Obfuscating Stupidity.One would expect that if he were really as dumb as he seems, he never would have made it through police academy, let alone still be on the force at all. Obviously, his mother was a spirit medium and he decided to heat up a magatama to see what happened; it exploded, giving him a scar on his face and psychic powers by proxy. Hiding the source of his powers with an omnipresent band-aid, he deliberately "misses" important evidence when he knows the most obvious suspect is innocent.
Edgeworth uses Axe Body SprayIt would certainly explain his massive popularity with the ladies....
The Phoenix Wright games take place in the far distant future/past of the Wheel of Time-verseIn this time period of the WOT-verse channeling as it occurs during the WOT books has been largely forgotten about, existing here and there as 'magic tricks' though the purest and most clearly remembered line of actual one-power channelers is the Fey clan and the Kurain Channeling technique. All potential channelers have blocked themselves and need extreme conditions and or crutches to access their powers. The courts and legal cases, act as the extreme pressure and conditions needed to get around their personal blocks, and things like the Magatama which is actually a Ter'Angreal usable by men and women alike that has been passed down for ages upon ages as a crutch to get around it as well. The reason Witnesses act as though they've been physically struck when crucial evidence is presented is due to the Channeler-lawyers sub-conciously accessing their powers and hitting them with a light weave of compulsion forcing more of the truth to come out. The physical reaction and the fact that they don't spill their guts all at once is due to their unconcious and clumsy use of their abilities. The reason only women in the Kurain Tradition can hold spiritual powers is that it's a hold over from the White Tower and the only weave properly remembered by the Kurain Tradition is a special secret weave that temporarily allows spirits bound to the wheel to be drawn into the real world again so long as they have a willing host body to inhabit. Explaining how events like 3-5 can occur Phoenix is a reincarnation of Rand al'Thor. He has an almost suicidally stupid belief in the basic goodness of the female half of the human species (Compare Lanfear and Dahlia anyone?) His mentor sacrifices herself to protect him from a villain he later takes down (Mia/Moraine). He has one princess like love interest who is also, as or more powerful than his mentor was in spiritual power (Maya/Elayne) Pearls has been shown to be quite violent in her quest to keep 'Mystic Maya and Mr. Nick' together though lets be honest, who doubts that as soon as Pearl hits puberty her long cherished hero worship of Nick won't turn into a full blown crush even as she batters Nick into who she thinks he should be with regardless of her feelings just like Aviendha. Which would leave Iris to be an incarnation of Min, a more simple down to earth girl with little to no special powers but a strong love connection to her man who just wants her beloved to be happy no matter the cost. Any one else care to expand?
Olga is a prostituteThe waitress from apollo justice. Is not to hard to see why. When asked what her job was, she replies that is to provide "services" (but not saying which) and then she says that she will give the customer "If a customers requests it, I serve EVERYTHING". To make things worse, she throws some lines that can be really...er..., like "I might accidentally drop some cold food on the costumers LAP" and that the "food in her restaurant is as warm as the waitresses". Also, her own ROOM is in the restaurant! (called "the hideout") Having in mind that the whole place itself is kind of not legal (hosting illegal poker matches), and she seems to be quite a fragile girl, there is no doubt about this.
"Shelly de Killer" is an alias.I know this is Ace Attorney, but that's just a wee bit too silly. Plus, what kind of assassin tells his real name to an entire courtroom? Knowing the series, though, his real name is probably "Michel de Quilleur" or something.
There will be a "Yatagarasu: Ace Thief" game.There HAS to be.
Marvin Grossberg is a Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass.Some time down the series, we will witness him taking a defense case, and he will wipe the floor with the prosecution.
Mia is possessing Phoenix in Apollo Justice.Being a member of the Fey family, Mia possesses extraordinary abilities regarding channeling (which is why it's easier for Pearl and Maya to channel her). After Phoenix's disbarment, she was so outraged that she used her awesome Big Damn Heroes / Determinator status to force her spirit into Phoenix and fix things for good - hence Phoenix's distant, abrasive personality in game 4. And since Phoenix isn't a spirit channeler, the body-appearance thing doesn't happen.
Why Maya has such a massive appetite...It's because channeling a spirit uses up massive amounts of energy. Maya's massive consumption of burgers is her way of restoring the lost energy. Also a way of debunking the "Maya is bulimic" theory mentioned above. Maybe the entire Fey clan shares the post-channeling appetite and it's just never brought up.
Colias Palaeno in Ace Attorney Investigations was in on the smuggling ring.Everything that Palaeno did in the last case was to become the sole ambassador and go scot-free of all his crimes. The reason I believe this is because he had the statue with the plates inside. Another reason is because Manny Coachen was his secretary. I refuse to believe that he wasn't aware that his statue had plates in it or that fact that his own secretary was committing crimes behind his back. Everything he did in the final case helped to put suspicion on Quercus Alba. Palaeno allowed Edgeworth to continue investigating because he already had his secretary burn all the evidence that would indict him. He told Edgeworth about the properties about Babahlese ink which led to the conviction of Shih-na. He told Edgeworth that his statue was fake which allowed Edgeworth realized that the statues were switched. In the end of the case, he became the sole ambassador and made it so Quercus would be seen as the sole ringleader of the smuggling ring.
Magnifi Gramarye killed Apollo's fatherSeems like the sort of douchey thing he'd do, although I actually doubt this will turn out to be true, because it simply wouldn't be as dramatic as having the killer be still alive for Apollo to nail in the last case of his arc.
Edgeworth is a (Bal)seraph.For four years straight he managed to utterly convince courts that his side was correct, no matter what side that actually was, until such time as he ran into a certain someone who could counteract his Resonance and ultimately put him through redemption — after which he not only becomes a champion of truth, but loses Life Meter for coming to untrue conclusions.
Japan colonized California in the pastThink about it. The culture of the Los Angeles region is very Japanese, including several highly influential families of Japanese heritage (the Feys, the Kitakis, the Amanos). This would explain not only the presence of a zaibatsu and yakuza (okay they have no problems in the real world, actually), but also the hundreds of years that Kurain Village (and Medium Valley) has apparently been present in the mountains above L.A. Not to mention the myths of the Yatagarasu which were eventually used too. Japan must have avoided the policy of sakoku in exchange for a policy of colonization during the Edo period. This gives plenty of time for the cultural roots to have been laid down. Eventually they probably gave up their territory (or lost it in war) to the expanding U.S. and the descendants of settlers just decided to stick around and intermarry. But they kept borrowing things from their original home, such as tokusatsu, ramen stands, etc.
Earth has undergone an environmental disasterThe L.A. area is shown having heavy snow in a few cases. While this is perfectly understandable for up in the mountains, the amount of snow on the ground in 2-3 at the Big Berry Circus is far from normal for the lower L.A. area which rarely even gets a dusting of snow (and no one really comments on it). Therefore, the climate must be radically changed by some natural or human-caused event. Maybe even the Second Impact...
The mysterious voice in the Gyakuten Kenji 2 demo, who calls Edgeworth by his first name is either Gregory Edgeworth (channeled by a medium) or Phoenix Wright.Nobody else would have a reason to call him "Reiji/Miles". Also, it would for both of them make sense to ask Edgeworth if he is sure that he wants to stay a Prosecutor, or if he'd rather return to his "old" dream and become a Defense Attorney after all. For Gregory, the reason why he would ask his son this is obvious. And for Phoenix, it would make sense as well, seeing how Edgeworth himself asked Phoenix a rather simmilar question a year prior, making it a Meaningful Echo. Of course, the voice could also be Mikagami Hakari, A.K.A. "Judgette", but one has to wonder why this hyper-formal woman would call him by his first name.
The reason why Edgeworth doesn't care about the law and only wishes to find the truth is because he hears of Wright's disbarment.Because by finding out about Wright's disbarment, he would acknowledge that the law itself was imperfect and that only the truth is absolute. Of course, this troperette has no idea when GK 2 takes place, so this could just be Edgey's take on things.
Manfred Von Karma would hurt Franziska is she did something that wasn't 'perfect'Just an idea- when Phoenix or Edgeworth exposes a hole in her theory, she'll draw back as if expecting them to hit her.
Edgeworth dies at the end of his Investigations seriesExplains his absence and also why he's never mentioned in Apollo Justice. Phoenix blocks him out of his memory just like the last time he thought Edgeworth had died.
Franziska is an Opposite-Sex Clone or (also) adoptedNo mention of a wife, a clone being a prefect fit for Mr. Perfect / ability to "pick and choose" instead of blind chance of the uh, normal way fitting.
Matt Engarde is SatanHe wears red, calls himself a "handsome devil" and killed a man with the initials JC. Plus, the wineglass thing has to be dark magic.
Doug Swallow didn't really dieInstead he was merely shocked unconscious. He decided that his current life had sucked so he pretended that he really was dead. He bribed some doctors into making a fake autopsy report. His decision for his new life, was to become a movie star by the name of Matt Engarde. The two look very similar to each other and even wear similar clothes. The reason Phoenix doesn't recognize him is the same reason he doesn't recognize Marvin Grossberg.
Talented Spirit Medium automatically gain Ghost Tricks upon dying.Remember: When Maya first channeled Mia, she had told Phoenix beforehand that she wouldn't be able to do it, since she is still in training. However, suddenly, Mia was channeled and tried to justify it to Phoenix by saying "Remember that I am of Fey Blood too.", hinting that the spiritual powers remain even after death and make it easier for her to take control of Maya's body, despite her being a little unskilled. Following this line of logic, Fey Women don't need the Temsik radiation, their own supernatural energy is enough to give them Ghost Tricks upon death. This explains how Phoenix keeps hearing Mia's voice: Her Ghost Tricks are limited Ghost-to-Human telepathy and significantly boosting a living Medium's powers.
Wright & Co. Law offices has a tagline focusing on "the truth"None of the clients who choose Phoenix on their own are actually guilty, and the one time he did have a guilty client, Nick was the one offering his services. Matt obviously wouldn't know or care about an emphasis on the truth, and de Killer wouldn't care, since blackmail has a way of getting people to see things your way. If there was a reference to finding the truth in an ad, then guilty clients wouldn't be as likely to go to that law firm, but innocent ones would. It would also explain the apparent lack of popularity and... unique clientele.
The poster of the movie that made Mia cry in the office is of Toy Story 3Considering the fact that the series takes place in the future-ish (actually, we're inching up on the date now), this is entirely plausible. And awesome. Maya likes Steel Samurai, why can't Mia be a Toy Story fan? Of course, this would also imply that Phoenix hasn't seen Toy Story 3, which is just sad in and of itself.
The localized version of the series takes place in a fictional city in California known as Hope SpringsRead the explanation here. I didn't come up with the theory, but it sounds damn plausible (moreso than Los Angeles) and it's now in my head-canon.
There will be a defendant named Bill StickersWhich is to say that Bill Stickers may be prosecuted. What? The WMGs can't all be deep and insightful...
Winston Payne lost his hair due to poisoning, not merely psychological factors.The script even hints at it—just before Payne loses his hair, the following exchange takes place:
The characters actually know that they are not real but characters in a game.Think about it, it all makes sense. At one point Maya says that Phoenix's face reminds her of a video game character. This makes phoenix say this rather tell-tale line:
The Perfect teacher from Courage the Cowardly Dog is Manfred von Karma's wife.Both have a strange need for perfection. The teacher abuses Courage when he is imperfect and it's implied that Manfred did the same to Franziska and Edgeworth. Both have a Villainous Breakdown. And both are the villain of their respectful episodes.
Phoenix Wright has the Reading Steiner ability and is sending D-Mails or using Time Leap MachineThat Explains how you're in Phoenix's shoes... with items you WERENT supposed to have, bringing them back and forth between times.
Manfred von Karma did give a damn about Edgeworth.Initially, he just decided raising young Miles as a prosecutor would be insult enough to Gregory's image. His ideal was to care for and raise Miles as a worthy von Karma prosecutor, achieve more greatness for himself, and wipe Miles of his Edgeworth identity and implant him as a true von Karma. What made him resentful against Miles Edgeworth, however, was his failure against Phoenix Wright; after the second failure, he decided to eliminate this failure from the family, and thus 1-4 took place.
Edgeworth did actually intend to kill himself.Mundane WMG, but it is a bit difficult to believe that a man that savvy would honestly not realise that "Prosecutor Miles Edgeworth chooses death" would be read as a suicide note, and he had no real reason to fake his death. It seems much more likely that he, in a very bad state, decided to settle things for good, left his note, went and stood on a bridge or something... and had an epiphany, realised what he was doing was stupid, immature, and not going to solve anything, and got back down again. He couldn't go back, because his note might well have already be found and that would be a horrible thing to try to explain, and he needed to put himself back together anyway, so he left for Europe. It's this troper's firm headcanon.
Gumshoe is suffering from malnutrition.His declining competence over the course of the series is thanks to years of living on nothing but instant noodles, thanks to all his pay cuts.
Phoenix and Apollo are narrating the entire series from their death beds.At the end of some cases, Phoenix often monologues about stuff. Only thing is, his monologues seem a little... out of characther. It sounds way deeper and mature than their usual speech. This gets even more apparent when we can read Apollo's thoughts. So they could be remembering the whole stories from a point far beyond in their lifetime, maybe even their deaths. It would also explain some Gameplay and Story Segregation, with the Cross-Examinations being points where Phoenix/Apollo remembers things in another order.
The Judge is behind EVERYTHING.After all, he's the ONLY absolute constant in EVERY trial. Every single trial has the Judge, whose name is never revealed, presiding. Everyone pays him the utmost respect, and thus he is never suspected of his crimes. The biggest evidence for this? In Rise from Ashes, it is the Judge who gets the Big "NO!" when everything is figured out. In every crime, the Judge either manipulates the evidence to lead it to someone else or manipulates whoever is found guilty into doing it for him.
Kay will become a defense attorney... and then team up with Edgeworth and Gumshoe to form the second Yatagarasu. After all, the first was also a team of a prosecutor, a defense attorney, and a detective.
The next time Maya is a defendant in a murder trial, Pearl or Phoenix will be the victim or the murdererAt the end of 2-2, Maya laments that every time something like this happens to her, she loses someone important to her. Here's her track record.
Maya isn't in the series as of Apollo Justice because she's in prison.Just read that bullet list in the previous WMG. 1-2. 2-2. 3-5. Maya simply can't go a single year without being accused of murder. As soon as Phoenix lost the right to practice law and thus defend her, the next accusation stuck.
The series takes place millions of years After the End.Millions of years is plenty of time for something big enough to warrant another calender change, thus why it is still the early 2000s. It also explains why cell phones are still like the ones in the 90s and why Kurain has existed for generations and it still doesn't exist in Real Life.
Redd White knew about the SL-9 case from 1-5.In case 1-2, when Phoenix tries to accuse White of blackmailing for a living, White calls the chief prosecutor, who he happened to be blackmailing. Now, fast forward to case 1-5, where you meet Lana, the chief prosecutor. Now, what was that thing she was being blackmailed about in that case?
Ob Jek Shun is a Shout.It's a lesser version of Unrelenting Force, which is why it knocks the targets back slightly.
Phoenix and Edgeworth both are Time Lords. Specifically, they're the Doctor and the Master.Here me out here: After the whole trauma and tear-jerky scenes in "The End of Time", and sometime around the Doctor's 12th or 13th regeneration, the Doctor and the Master realize they're sick of fighting each other, and agree to Chameleon-Arch themselves into kids and live some life together as childhood friends again. They manipulate certain events, thus causing Gregory Edgeworth to adopt li'l Master (they never said he wasn't adopted), etc. However, the Universe really hates the last of the Time Lords, so causes DL-6 to occur, causing a scenario that is eerily deja-vuish. It causes the two to seperate again, only to meet reunite as(court-room) enemies. Or something.
The President of a major country will get taken down at some point.We've already taken down a prosecutor with 40 years of experience under his belt, the Chief of Police, and a FREAKING AMBASSADOR. The leader himself is the next logical step.
The Phoenix trilogy is actually just Phoenix telling his story as he remembers it to Trucy and possibly Apollo.Think about it. Have you noticed that in cases such as the end of 'The First Turnabout' and 'The Stolen Turnabout' Phoenix is talking in past tense? It's possible he's recollecting the old times back when he was a lawyer, in his brightest days.
Phoenix's guts are shredded to hell.Remember how he kept cleaning the toilet in Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations? That was also the same game where it was shown (retconned?) that he had swallowed broken glass that was possibly coated in weakened poison which nearly killed Godot and seriously messed up his entire body when taken in its unweakened state before he became a lawyer. Combined with all the stress he's constantly under, we can only be thankful that Mia didn't teach him the Marvin Grossberg Method of Public Speaking.
Diego and Mia are Arnold's parents.Godot and Mia had sex the night after Mia's first trial. Mia was pregnant with Diego's child when he was poisoned by Dahlia. The time that elapsed between Phoenix's murder accusations and Mia's death had to have been more than a year. That's plenty of time for Mia to deliver the baby and send it off to Godot's father because she couldn't financially support baby Arnold (lawyers don't make a lot of money in the Ace Attorney universe if the games are to be believed). Now makes since except two things, Arnold and his Grandpa doesn't seem to have Brazilian blood. This is easily explained, perhaps Grandpa had an affair with a foreign woman and got her pregnant and Grandma just forgave him and helped him raise the child because the mother probably couldn't take care of it. That type of logic being used, Arnold probably only has 1/4th Brazilian genes in his blood so the nationality isn't exactly visible on him. The other issue is that apparently there's a journal that detail Arnold's parents as some sort of people that explore a jungle. this journal is simply a fake document to protect him from Dahlia.
Diego Armando is related to Dora the Explorer.He was the Only Sane Man in the Dora universe, and decided to leave the talking maps and backpacks behind for life as an attorney. Dora's family are simply in denial about his existence, thus why he is never mentioned.
Every time someone says TAKE THAT, they are actually punching somebody in the face.In Apollo Justice, when Apollo punches Phoenix, Feenie says that the best way to punch somebody is to yell TAKE THAT because it adds an extra zing. Maybe whenever he was, for example, pwning somebody's psyche locks, he punched them hard in the face every time he figured something out. The psyche locks don't break because of emotional breakdown, but rather the fear of being beaten to death by a drunk attorney.
The material Attorney's badges are made of is radioactive.Being in constant close proximity to the material (like say, wearing a badge made of it for hours on end every day) causes semi-permanent brain damage, causing the wearer to act dumber and goofier. After th wearer spending enough time without exposure to the badge material the damage is undone, causing them to become smarter and more serious.
The reason why Phoenix is seemingly immortal is because of Sissel.It is confirmed by Word Of God that both games happen in the same universe, and Phoenix got into at least 6 life-threatening situations which he miraculously survived. What's to say that he didn't take part in Phoenix's life?
Damon Gant is a relative of Volgin.Orange suit, white hair, death by lightning, sounds related to me.
There'll be another form of prequel case in the series
Von Karma was trying to escape the courtroom when he banged his head against the wall
Conflict of interest doesn't exist the the Ace Attorney-verseThat is, as a legal concept conflict of interest doesn't exist. Take case 4-3 as an example. The prosecutor is the lead singer of the band whom was playing at the time of the crime. The defense was present at the crime and heard the victim's last words. Clearly there is no provision in the legal system here for a person to bow out or be forced out due to conflict of interest.
If Manfred's granddaughter appears, she'll either be a Phoenix Wright fangirl or see him as a Broken Pedestal.She named her dog Phoenix. However, since that incident, Phoenix exposed her grandfather, which got him executed. Even if Manfred was a bastard, he still seemed to care for his family, so the guy responsible for her grandfather's death, no matter how deserved it may have been, can break a little girl.
Ace Attorney takes place in the same universe as Judge Dredd.The changes to the justice system in AA were stated to be the result of a massive crime problem. Shortening trials- and making sure that most resulted in guilty verdicts- was the first step towards the foundation of the Judge system.
Desirée DeLite was Mask*DeMasque, NOT Ron DeLite.Think about it. One, Desirée is stated to be a thrillseeker, something that thievery plays right into. Two, Ron DeLite really does not come off as someone capable of doing it. As in his mental profile doesn't allow for the capability to be a thief. What is more likely is that Desirée is Mask*DeMasque, turning to thievery to both serve as excitement and to pay the bills once Ron is fired. The costume is bulky enough to hide the fact that she's a woman. Ron decided to help her by using his knowledge of security. And the final piece of evidence? Neither Ron DeLite OR Luke Atmey could have stolen the urn...but Mask*DeMasque WAS seen leaving the area WITH the urn. The way that was thrown out was Luke Atmey forged the photos on an earlier day, but there is no proof that this is the case, only that this was a possibility. I assert that the photo WAS taken at the exact time and day initially said...but it was Desirée DeLite, the REAL Mask*DeMasque, who no one suspected, in the photo. This also explains why Ron was so insistent that he was Mask*DeMasque, as he wanted to take the fall for Desirée because, as stated several times, he would do anything for her. Also, compare both◊ of their◊ mugshots. Exact same pose, exact same smile, even similar neck thickness. She has to be Mask*DeMasque.
Kristoph has an intense inferiority complex towards KlavierKristoph is the older brother to a child prodigy who's not only a famous rock star but also a prodigy prosecutor. Even Kristoph who is an accomplished defense attorney, probably one of the most accomplished, is overshadowed by his little brother. This caused an intense inferiority complex with his brother which started his obsession with always being the best. For example, in the final case, Klavier admits that Kristoph shared all of his notes on the Zak Gramarye case with Klavier so it'd be a fair battle between them. However, he did not show him the forged note. If he had shown him, Klavier would have forfeit the court case since that would prove Zak's innocence. Kristoph purposely withheld the forged note because he wanted to beat his brother in the court in front of everyone. So his rage against Zak and Phoenix was not because he was just some mad man, it was because it killed his chance to finally beat his brother and that pushed him over the edge.
Pearls is not really Morgan's daughterIf you look closely at Pearls, she looks nothing like Morgan. She is kind, cheerful, and playful at best while Morgan is pretty deceitful, angered toward her relatives due to her own family being the branch of the family, AND she looks pretty much too old to bear children. This troper believes Pearl was adopted by Morgan. Least that's what she believes.
Phoenix was an orphanEither that or he had a case of Parental Abandonment. Case in point almost (if not all) playable characters are either orphan or abandoned. We never heard his family either. It makes sense. When he was accused of thieving the money at the school, nobody's going to believe him (and he didn't have family support either). That's why he was so 'touched' by Edgy and Larry's trust on him. Because he didn't have anyone else.
Lana is Mia's rival in the same way that Edgeworth is Phoenix's rival
The reason behind the punny namesIt's because they aren't real names. The cases are probably real, but the real names and places are changed (and maybe the dates, too). This also explained the Japanese culture.
Regarding black psyche lockHad Phoenix owned a magatama back in original series, asking about DL-6 to Edgeworth would result in five black psyche lock.
Kristoph's black psyche lockKristoph has a Split Personality. It's his other self that 'did it' thus he himself doesn't really knows the details. Plus a sudden change of personality could be considered as 'traumatising'.
Apollo is related to Gant...No, wait, hear me out! While it's sound like a little modification from the other theory, it's possible. Please consider this. It's possible that Gant had a younger brother who looked like him, and closer to Thalassa's age. 1. Gant himself is playing organ - it's possible it's run in the family, and his younger brother is a performer. 2. Supposed that brother is dead...or murdered. And by some circumstance, Gant cannot investigate his death. We already see that Jake is willing to do anything for his brother, as well as Lana for his sister, why not Gant? It probably motivate him to take an extreme measure trying to control law, either to find the culprit or to avoid the same thing happenings again. If Gant is Apollo's father, it raises contradiction in which we told Apollo's father is a performer (unless it's a lie). But, if he was Gant's brother (or related by some other way) it explains the similarity between the two. And thus, Gant's physical similarity to Apollo is explained. It would be like Kristoph and Klavier all over again, though...
In the future installment, Apollo will pull a Blackquill...It occured to me the two had quite similar sprite, for example : Apollo's two-fist objection compared to Blackquill breaking chains. Also, Apollo thinking sprite (with a finger to temple). Blackquill also had one (though it more seemed like he was mocking the defense). The two also had a change in personality : Athena described 21 years old Blackquill as honest, kind and straight while Phoenix noticed he was now more twisted than snake. In comparison, Trucy said that in 5-4 and 5-5 Apollo looked cool and dark, unlike the Apollo she usually knew. Apollo also capable to take drastic measure, such as taking the stand to accuse Athena Now where was I going? Dual Destinies doesn't mention the Gramarye plot points in the AJ. And the last time we had a 'mother who left', she ended up died (T&T). Also, it seem almost everyone that Phoenix know is accused of murder, especially the assistant. The exception so far being Trucy, Apollo, and Pearl. This troper would make a WMG : There will be a case where Thalassa Gramarye/Lamiroir is the victim. Apollo and Trucy may or may not know the truth. Apollo would confess for the murder just to protect Trucy, who would then be the main suspect. Imagine Phoenix response where he thought he was saving Apollo, only to find the blame had shifted to his daughter instead. Oh, and Apollo will have black psyche-lock, too. Just because