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Ron is first introduced as the girly-looking, self-proclaimed PhantomThief, [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]. Naturally, with his appearance, high-strung actions, and the fact that his (incredibly hot) wife says he's delusional, Phoenix has his doubts.

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Ron is first introduced as having turned himself in for being the girly-looking, self-proclaimed PhantomThief, PhantomThief [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]. Naturally, with his appearance, high-strung actions, and the fact that his (incredibly hot) wife says he's delusional, Phoenix has his doubts.


* PhantomThief: [[spoiler:Yes, he ''really is'' Mask☆[=DeMasque=], and he did steal all those valuable treasures even though he left {{Calling Card}}s long before he would commit the crimes. Sure, he was aided by the fact the man who forced him to do his heists always gave Ron detailed heist plans, along with taking charge of the security of those items and ensured there would be no witnesses, but Ron did pull his first heist (stealing the Tear of Emanon) all by himself and only Luke Atmey noticed it was him, so he's not without merit]].

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: PlayedWith. His apartment is full of memoribalia and gadgets related to the thief, he is constantly wearing [=DeMasque=]'s costume, he tells anybody who asks that he really is [=DeMasque=], and ''nobody believes him for a second'' because of his shy, nervous personality]]. [[spoiler:Not only is he telling the truth, it actually works ''too well'', and nearly gets him found guilty for a murder he didn't commit, instead of a theft he ''did'' commit]].
* PhantomThief: [[spoiler:Yes, he ''really is'' Mask☆[=DeMasque=], and he did steal all those valuable treasures even though he left treasures, despite sending all of them {{Calling Card}}s long before he would commit the crimes. Sure, he was aided by crimes. Atmey may have helped him out and done the fact the man who forced him to do planning, but that doesn't make his many heists always gave Ron detailed heist plans, along with taking charge of the security of those items and ensured there would be no witnesses, but Ron did pull his first heist (stealing the Tear of Emanon) all by himself and only Luke Atmey noticed it was him, so he's not without merit]].much less impressive]].



* RedheadInGreen: When he's wearing the [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]'s costume.

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* RedheadInGreen: When he's wearing the [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]'s costume. costume.
* RedHerring: Right after it looks like the true identity of [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=] is going to be the central mystery of Stolen Turnabout, you're told that the thief has turned himself in.. only to meet Ron, who is shy, nervous, very polite, and ''nothing'' like the bombastic daredevil GentlemanThief seen in the intro cutscene. Nevertheless, Ron insists that he absolutely IS [=DeMasque=], despite the increasing doubts of everybody around him, including Phoenix and ''his own wife''. [[spoiler:He's telling the truth]].


* CoatHatMask: A particularly ornate set, as part of his HighlyVisibleNinja attire. One would think these would get in the way of his stealthy methods, but then again [[spoiler: the dude that supposedly handles the investigation of his robberies is also the one who PLANS his heists, so maybe he does not need to be so stealthy after all.]]

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* CoatHatMask: A particularly ornate set, as part of his HighlyVisibleNinja attire. One would think these would get in the way of his stealthy methods, but then again [[spoiler: the dude that supposedly handles the investigation of his robberies is also the one who PLANS his heists, so maybe he does not need to be so stealthy after all.]]]] He even complains about how hard it is moving around with that cape.


* GoldDigger: Subversion. She's a shopaholic with expensive tastes, and that's definitely a large part of her attraction to Ron, but they actually [[MarryForLove Married For Love]].

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* GoldDigger: Subversion. She's a shopaholic with expensive tastes, and that's definitely a large part of her attraction to Ron, but they actually [[MarryForLove Married For Love]]. They're still together by the time of ''Investigations 2'', well after she learns her husband's big secret.


* AndImTheQueenOfFrance: This is the general reaction he gets when he insists that he's [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]; not even his wife believes him, and neither does Phoenix when he represents him in court. [[spoiler:He really is [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]]].

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* AndImTheQueenOfFrance: AndImTheQueenOfSheba: This is the general reaction he gets when he insists that he's [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]; not even his wife believes him, and neither does Phoenix when he represents him in court. [[spoiler:He really is [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]]].

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* AndImTheQueenOfFrance: This is the general reaction he gets when he insists that he's [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]; not even his wife believes him, and neither does Phoenix when he represents him in court. [[spoiler:He really is [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=]]].


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* GenuineImpostor: [[spoiler:He really is [=Mask=]☆[=DeMasque=], but nobody believes him because of how quiet and shy he is.]]


She was eventually used by her mother, Morgan Fey in her plan against Maya Fey, by calling her back from the dead via channeling after she is executed a month before the final case of ''Trials and Tribulations'', but even then Dahlia still carried on her own ambitions and revenge, [[ForTheEvulz although it is later found out that she willingly did so for her own benefit]]. It takes the powers of all the main attorneys and prosecutors (yes, even Edgeworth, Franziska and Godot) to stop her from getting Maya in jail for ''matricide''. She eventually gets [[BreakingLecture Breaking Lectured]] back to the afterworld by Mia Fey.

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She was eventually used by her mother, Morgan Fey in her plan against Maya Fey, by calling her back from the dead via channeling her spirit after she is executed a month before the final case of ''Trials and Tribulations'', but even then then, Dahlia still carried on her own ambitions and revenge, [[ForTheEvulz although it is later found out that she willingly did so for her own benefit]]. It takes the powers of all the main attorneys and prosecutors (yes, even Edgeworth, Franziska and Godot) to stop her from getting Maya in jail for ''matricide''. She eventually gets [[BreakingLecture Breaking Lectured]] back to the afterworld underworld by Mia Fey.



* AllForNothing: Dahlia’s entire series of murders can be traced back to the fake kidnapping that she masterminded on Dusky Bridge in order to steal a diamond worth two million dollars from her father, a plot that ultimately failed since she lost the jewel and led her to kill others for the sake of covering it up, only for her to eventually be executed and fail her last murder attempt as an evil spirit summoned from the underworld.

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* AllForNothing: Dahlia’s entire series of murders can be traced back to the fake kidnapping that she masterminded on Dusky Bridge in order to steal a diamond worth two million dollars from her father, a plot that ultimately failed since she lost the jewel and led her to kill others for the sake of covering it up, only for her to eventually be executed after getting caught and fail her last murder attempt as an evil spirit summoned from the underworld.



* ArchEnemy: Towards Mia Fey, a feeling that is reciprocated. Mia hates Dahlia because she [[DrivenToSuicide made Terry Fawles kill himself]] when he was about to get acquitted for a crime she committed, and because she poisoned Diego Armando shortly afterwards - in fact, Mia considered the fact Dahlia murdered Doug Swallow all but a ForegoneConclusion in Case 3-1. On the other hand, Dahlia despises Mia for finding her guilty of murdering Doug Swallow and sending her to death row.

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* ArchEnemy: Towards Mia Fey, a feeling that is reciprocated. Mia hates Dahlia because she [[DrivenToSuicide made Terry Fawles kill himself]] when he was about to get acquitted for a crime she committed, and because she poisoned her boyfriend, Diego Armando Armando, shortly afterwards - in fact, Mia considered the fact Dahlia murdered Doug Swallow all but a ForegoneConclusion in Case 3-1. On the other hand, Dahlia despises Mia for finding her guilty of murdering Doug Swallow and sending her to death row.



* FatalFlaw: '''Pride''' and '''Wrath'''. She's so convinced that she's going to get away with her schemes that [[BitchInSheepsClothing she puts on an innocent act]]. The moment she's due to face actual consequences for her actions, this mask drops, and she swears violent vengeance on anyone who gets in the way of her murder spree. Even after coming back from the dead thanks to being channeled, Dahlia is so convinced that she can no longer be punished for what she does that she gives a gloating confession on the stand, only to have it thrown back in her face again once it's proven that she's not as clever as she thinks she is. Dahlia's final moments on-screen are spitting curses at Phoenix and Mia, undergoing a VillainousBreakdown where she's forced to confront the fact that she's never succeeded in anything she's tried to do and live with it for eternity.

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* FatalFlaw: '''Pride''' and '''Wrath'''. She's so convinced that she's going to get away with her schemes that [[BitchInSheepsClothing she puts on an innocent act]]. The moment she's due to face actual consequences for her actions, this mask drops, and she swears violent vengeance on anyone who gets in the way of her murder spree. Even after coming back from the dead thanks to being channeled, Dahlia is so convinced that she can no longer be punished for what she does that she gives a gloating confession on the stand, only to have it thrown back in her face again once it's proven that she's not as clever as she thinks she is. Dahlia's final moments on-screen are spitting curses at Phoenix and Mia, undergoing a VillainousBreakdown where she's forced to confront the fact that she's never succeeded in anything she's tried to do and live with it for eternity.eternity in the afterlife.



* FreudianExcuse: From what Dahlia says to Phoenix while posing as Iris (as well as during her own testimony when she reveals herself) and what Iris herself says later on after Dahlia's spirit is exorcised from Maya's body, it seems that much of Dahlia's malice and sociopathy was born from hatred towards her parents, [[ParentalAbandonment as a result of her mother abandoning both her and Iris for their lack of spiritual power]], [[ParentalNeglect and her father neglecting them after he took them away from her]]; her father never showing any love for her is stated to be the reason why Dahlia concocted her fake kidnapping plot, as she wanted to steal the diamond in order to spite him. [[FreudianExcuseIsNoExcuse However, in the end, this is ultimately still does nothing to excuse all the pain and suffering she's inflicted]] [[ItsAllAboutMe with utterly no regard for how it affected the lives around her]], especially since the diamond theft in particular involved taking advantage of the mentally challenged Terry Fawles, framing him for murder and getting him sentenced to death, [[DrivenToSuicide before she drove him to suicide years later.]] Rather than elicit sympathy from anyone other than Iris in-game, it merely cements how selfish Dahlia truly is; she is willing to kill anyone without remorse just to satify her own petty rage. And that's not even getting into how Dahlia, given how much she lies, [[UnreliableExpositor may possibly even be twisting the truth about her parents to some extent.]]

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* FreudianExcuse: From what Dahlia says to Phoenix while posing as Iris (as well as during her own testimony when she reveals herself) herself in court) and what Iris herself says later on after Dahlia's spirit is exorcised from Maya's body, it seems that much of Dahlia's malice and sociopathy was born from hatred towards her parents, [[ParentalAbandonment as a result of her mother abandoning both her and Iris for their lack of spiritual power]], [[ParentalNeglect and her father neglecting them after he took them away from her]]; neither of her father never parents showing any love for her is stated to be the reason why Dahlia concocted her fake kidnapping plot, as she wanted to steal the diamond in order to spite him. her father. [[FreudianExcuseIsNoExcuse However, in the end, this is ultimately still does nothing to excuse all the pain and suffering she's inflicted]] [[ItsAllAboutMe with utterly no regard for how it affected the lives around her]], especially since the diamond theft in particular involved taking advantage of the mentally challenged Terry Fawles, framing him for murder and getting him sentenced to death, [[DrivenToSuicide before she drove him to suicide years later.]] Rather than elicit sympathy from anyone other than Iris in-game, it merely cements how selfish Dahlia truly is; she is willing to kill anyone without remorse just to satify satisfy her own petty and violent rage. And that's not even getting into how Dahlia, given how much she lies, [[UnreliableExpositor may possibly even be twisting the truth about her parents to some extent.]]



* HateSink: As noted by Phoenix and Mia in ''Bridge to the Turnabout'', Dahlia Hawthorne has arranged or committed murder for spiteful, vindictive, and extraordinarily petty reasons. Dahlia is never given any sort of sympathy by the games, and while Iris does provide a FreudianExcuse for her behavior, [[FreudianExcuseIsNoExcuse it's not treated as something that makes her any less deplorable.]] Even if her childhood was unpleasant, her choices were still her own, and she’s ultimately just a heartless, bratty, spiteful, and selfish monster who has absolutely no remorse for her actions, created with the intention of making the audience hate her guts.

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* HateSink: As noted by Phoenix and Mia in ''Bridge to the Turnabout'', Dahlia Hawthorne has arranged or committed murder for spiteful, vindictive, and extraordinarily petty reasons. Dahlia is never given any sort of sympathy by the games, and while Iris does provide a FreudianExcuse for her behavior, [[FreudianExcuseIsNoExcuse it's not treated as something that makes her any less deplorable.]] Even if her childhood was unpleasant, her choices were unpleasant due to being born to unloving parents, she still chose to harm innocent people that had nothing to do with her own, situation, and she’s ultimately just a heartless, bratty, spiteful, and selfish monster who has absolutely no remorse for her actions, created with the intention of making the audience hate her guts.



* NothingNiceAboutSugarAndSpice: She is a delicate-looking and very feminine young woman (she wears a pink dress and a matching parasol and [[DisneyCreaturesOftheFarce summons pink butterflies]] as a sign of her purity. She's actually a serial murderer and master manipulator who uses her feminine charms and skill at poison to commit crimes.

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* NothingNiceAboutSugarAndSpice: She is a delicate-looking and very feminine young woman (she who wears a pink dress and dress, carries a matching parasol parasol, and [[DisneyCreaturesOftheFarce summons pink butterflies]] as a sign of her purity. She's actually a serial murderer and master manipulator who uses her feminine charms and skill at poison to commit crimes.

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* NothingNiceAboutSugarAndSpice: She is a delicate-looking and very feminine young woman (she wears a pink dress and a matching parasol and [[DisneyCreaturesOftheFarce summons pink butterflies]] as a sign of her purity. She's actually a serial murderer and master manipulator who uses her feminine charms and skill at poison to commit crimes.


** Even though he feared the Cadaverinis, he still treated Viola poorly, despite [[DaddysLittlePrincess her status within the family]]. This only turns him into a target after he's convicted.

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** Even though he feared the Cadaverinis, he still treated Viola poorly, despite [[DaddysLittlePrincess [[MafiaPrincess her status within the family]]. This only turns him into a target after he's convicted.


* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:Despite coming up with a quite elaborate plan to frame Maggey and get her sent to prison, he really is one of the dumbest criminals in the entire series. Not only are the lies in his testimonies quite easy to spot, he falls for an obvious trap when he makes what turns out to be his fatal mistake until it is fully spelled out for him.]]

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* TooDumbToLive: TooDumbToLive:
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[[spoiler:Despite coming up with a quite elaborate plan to frame Maggey and get her sent to prison, he really is one of the dumbest criminals in the entire series. Not only are the lies in his testimonies quite easy to spot, he falls for an obvious trap when he makes what turns out to be his fatal mistake until it is fully spelled out for him.]]]]
** Even though he feared the Cadaverinis, he still treated Viola poorly, despite [[DaddysLittlePrincess her status within the family]]. This only turns him into a target after he's convicted.


* AffablyEvil: For a very loose sense of evil. She’s only in the loan shark business because of Tigre, and she’s nothing but polite to Phoenix.

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* AffablyEvil: For a very loose sense of evil. She's a mobster, yes, but She’s only in the loan shark business because of Tigre, and she’s nothing but polite to Phoenix.


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* TheDreaded: Even factoring out the fact Bruto'd kill you if you looked at her the wrong way, she's ''very'' good at making people fear for their lives. Just about everyone she meets notes she's a dangerous and unsettling woman, [[spoiler: and just like her grandfather, you ''will'' pay your debts to her if you value your life. Lance was willing to fake his own kidnapping just to get the money he owes her.]]

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Threatening to burn down Trés Bien if Armstrong can't pay his debt, all with that calm and collected smile on her face.


* SignatureLaugh: She has an unsettling and gloomy "Hee... Hee... He..." giggle that serves as one of her major character tics.

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* SignatureLaugh: She has an unsettling and gloomy "Hee... Hee... He...Hee..." giggle that serves as one of her major character tics.

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* SignatureLaugh: She has an unsettling and gloomy "Hee... Hee... He..." giggle that serves as one of her major character tics.


*AffectionateNickname: 'Dessie' for Desirée.



*AffectionateNickname: 'Ronnie' for her husband and 'Nicky boy' for Phoenix. [[ShipperOnDeck Pearl doesn’t take to kindly to this.]]



* RedEyesTakeWarning: His eyes are a very reddish brown, and his cooking is really horrible. Considering that his kitchen has lots of lace which could easily hold onto germs, his food might also be unsafe to eat.

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: His eyes are a very reddish brown, and his cooking is really horrible. [[spoiler:He’s also Tigre's accomplice, albeit unwillingly.]] Considering that his kitchen has lots of lace which could easily hold onto germs, his food might also be unsafe to eat.



* SomethingAboutARose: Sometimes he is holding a rose, and keeps nervously plucking petals off it when he's upset.

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* SomethingAboutARose: Sometimes he is A few of his animations have him holding a rose, and keeps nervously plucking rose. Either he’s picking off the petals off it while mulling over something, pulling out the petals faster when he's upset. he’s afraid, or having a shower of petals during his damage sprite.


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* AffablyEvil: For a very loose sense of evil. She’s only in the loan shark business because of Tigre, and she’s nothing but polite to Phoenix.


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* IOweYouMyLife: She’s eternally grateful to Tigre for saving her life. [[spoiler:Except that’s not the case. He only did it because Bruto, Viola’s grandfather, saddled him with a million dollar bill, is a notorious mob boss, and a PapaWolf to the max.]]

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