Webcomic: Kristoph Gavin: Ace Attorney
Spot the odd one out. Kristoph Gavin: Ace Attorney
is a fanfic/webcomic (more commonly known in its circle as a "Sprite Comic" based on the Ace Attorney
series, and its hero, Kristoph Gavin, a defense attorney who was never actually shown doing his actual job. Which is exactly what he does here, actually. The series itself is set up to be a rather large piece of Continuity Porn
, although this hasn't cost it so far.
It can be found here.
This Sprite Comic provides examples of:
- A Father to His Men: Kurtis, in a somewhat literal example.
- Alternate Continuity: A fangame version has been announced, which will be one of these.
- Amoral Attorney: Ian Justice.
- Anachronism Stew: The first case takes place after the remaining three cases have already finished.
- Animal Motifs: A currently unnamed group of mysterious characters all have codenames based on birds.
- Animated Adaptation: One of these is in the works. Travolta3335 and Naruhodou Minuki of Apollo Justice Abridged appear to be likely cast members, but no-one has been confirmed yet.
- April Fools' Day: In 2010, Simon is suddenly revealed to have killed Robert Dobbel and Ed Gardson, and then shoots Kristoph.
- Big "NO!": Kristoph does one of these just before being shot.
- Backstory: The whole concept of the comic is Kristoph's backstory.
- Berserk Button: Do not insult Kurtis Gavin in front of Kristoph. Just fucking don't.
- If Kohal thinks you're guilty, don't bother asking him to help you. It won't end well.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Harry Brushel.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Again, Harry Brushel.
- Deadpan Snarker: Pretty much everyone.
- Deus ex Machina: The medical report in "The Grave Turnabout". There were just way too many coincidences.
- The phonecall to Princeton in A Lesson In Turnabout is a slight example — page 79 is even called Deus EX Phonecall.
- Elf Ears Lawyer
- Expy: According to Word of God, Ian Justice is an Expy of Bleach's Ryuken Ishida.
- Also, Jeremy Cale was originally based off of Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke.
- Gen Fic: No sexual relationships have been hinted at thus far.
- Hey, That's My Line!:
Kristoph: Well, anyway, would you mind if I had a look around?
Simon: Well... you can, but I doubt you'll find anything.
Kristoph: Ah, good. Thanks for your cooperation.
Simon: Hey, that's my line!
- Jerk Ass: Artie Pallet.
- Jossed: The popular theory that Princeton Badcock was the killer of A Lesson In Turnabout.
- I Always Wanted to Say That: "Attention attorneys! My hair is starting the trial! ...Sorry. I always wanted to say that."
- "That's enough! GET OUT OF MY CRIME SCENE! ...Heh heh. Just kiiding. Always wanted to say that at least once."
- Lampshade Hanging: In "A Lesson In Turnabout", they keep pointing out how light it is outside despite the time. This is presumably to cover up for the creator being a lazy bastard.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: Apollo seems to be getting this treatment from Kurtis.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Yet again, Harry Brushel.
- Off Model: Seriously, what is up with assistant Apollo's head?
- On top of that, if you'll notice Lloyd's mouth in his confident sprite, it keeps changing every time we see it.
- Old Shame: Custom sprite design and plot continuity in the first arc of the comic, according to Wordof God. Fans have yet to figure out what he was referring to in the continuity.
- And he now says the same of A Lesson In Turnabout, which he is trying to fix in the Video Game Adaptation.
- Original Flavour
- Out of Character
- Alternative Character Interpretation: Kristoph's inner commentary makes him out to be much more heroic and all-around "good" than his canon counterpart is made out to be in-game. He even expresses regret of his past (murderous) actions even though this story takes place before (canonically) he is jailed for committing yet another murder.
- Also, Original Character Lloyd Blackburn was apparently interpreted by fans far differently to how the author intended.
- Much to the author's chagrin.
- Precision F-Strike: See Berserk Button.
- Punny Name: Harry Brushel is a pun on Hairbrush, in reference to his profession as a hairdressing teacher.
- And then there's the first case victim, Barry Moyer, which is intended to sound like paranoia.
- Subverted with Princeton Badcock. Thankfully.
- Not quite... Princeton is intended as a pun on his profession as a Principal. His last name is the last name of the principal of the author's college.
- Ian Justice is Injustice.
- Robert Dobbel comes from Robber and Double Life.
- His surnames also doubles as a pun for is children, who are twins.
- Artie Pallet is an artist. The pun is kind of obvious.
- Shirley Patton comes from Swirly Pattern.
- Rouge Angles of Satin: Usually minor.
- Running Gag: Krissy.
- Kohal's ears.
- Kristoph hates stairs.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Kristoph and Shirley seem to be this.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Kristoph, although this trope really belongs to Ace Attorney itself more than it does to this Sprite Comic.
- Schedule Slip: Whilst the comic doesn't update on a regular schedule, it tends to do so at least once a week. On a few occassions, though, it has gone several weeks with no updates.
- The last update to the fic was in September 2011, more than two years ago. So it's safe to say this is becoming a Dead Fic.
- Script Fic: To an extent. The characters all have text boxes with their names attached.
- Miss Swears-a-Lot: Shirley Patton. Mostly when she's angry.
- Shout-Out: Several of the individual comic's titles, such as Hammer Time!, The J Stands For "Jay" and Still Alive.
- Something Completely Different: After each case, a single "Omake" page is added that has absolutely nothing to do with the case. The April Fools' Day page is one of these as well.
- Spell My Name with an "S": How the hell do you pronounce Kohal Leicht anyway? For that matter, what the hell does "Kohal Leicht" mean?
- Actually, Wordof God has stated that "Kohal"note was simply an edited version of "Kohl",which is "Cabbage" in german."Leicht"note means "Easy", in the same language. Oddly enough, no one has made fun of his name yet.
- Especially since Kristoph himself is German, and should spot the wordplay easily.
- It would appear that, since reading this, the writer has ascended this and had Kristoph do this in a recent comic.
- Spin-Off: Obvious.
- Stalker with a Crush: Artie Pallet, although the crush part is undetermined.
- The Verse: Oyashiro-Tan, who originally designed Kohal, has now made a fanfic featuring him. Presumably, it's the same fictional universe, although it is unknown whether the two of them have a continuity sorted out.
- Web Serial Novel
- Who Is This Guy Again?: Simon Taylor. Whoever that is.