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* MamaBear: She refuses to join in the persecution of Esplla and rushes to her defense in the final trial.

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* MamaBear: She refuses to join in the persecution of Esplla Espella and rushes to her defense in the final trial.trial.
* SweetBaker: She is the town baker and is the only one willing to befriend and take in Espella when the rest of town virtually shuns her. She treats her employees (Phoenix Wright and Maya Fey) like family and gladly helps Professor Layton and Luke when they arrive in town.



* SweetBaker: She is the town baker and is the only one willing to befriend and take in Espella when the rest of town virtually shuns her. She treats her employees (Phoenix Wright and Maya Fey) like family and gladly helps Professor Layton and Luke when they arrive in town.


* GoodIsNotSoft: His commitment to the truth results in [[spoiler:deliberately awakening Espella and Eve's traumatic memories of the fire]].

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* GoodIsNotSoft: His commitment to the truth results in [[spoiler:deliberately awakening Espella and Eve's traumatic memories of the fire]].fire, causing them and the Storyteller much anguish]].

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* GoodIsNotSoft: His commitment to the truth results in [[spoiler:deliberately awakening Espella and Eve's traumatic memories of the fire]].

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* SweetBaker: She is the town baker and is the only one willing to befriend and take in Espella when the rest of town virtually shuns her. She treats her employees (Phoenix Wright and Maya Fey) like family and gladly helps Professor Layton and Luke when they arrive in town.


* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:She breaks down in tears after she reads Belduke's final letter expressing concern for her safety, which she'd previously believed was written to oust her as a witch, causing her to strangle him in his sleep without realizing he was already dead.]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler:Although she doesn't actually kill Belduke, she could've spared herself the trouble of being suspected of murdering him and thinking she did had she mustered the will to read Belduke's entire letter that she believed was denouncing her as a witch.]]




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* TearsOfRemorse: [[spoiler:Her breakdown consists solely of her tearing up at the realization that she attempted to kill her surrogate father over a misunderstanding.]]


* [[DualBoss Dual]] FinalBoss: She’s one of the last witnesses along with The Storyteller.

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* [[DualBoss Dual]] FinalBoss: She’s one of the last witnesses along with The Storyteller. [[spoiler:She's also the final culprit and, technically speaking, the game's only true killer.]]



* StarterVillain: She’s the first culprit faced.

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* StarterVillain: She’s the first culprit faced. Notably one of the very few trial culprits in an Ace Attorney game to not be a murderer.


!!Darklaw/[[spoiler:Eve Belduke]] (''Jordalla/[[spoiler:Kurone Belduke]]'')

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!!Darklaw/[[spoiler:Eve Belduke]] Belduke/Great Witch Bezella]] (''Jordalla/[[spoiler:Kurone Belduke]]'')



* BigBad: [[spoiler:Since she was the one who had rewritten the Storyteller's story to target Espella, she is basically this, with the Storyteller himself being the GreaterScopeVillain]]. However, because of the nature of things, she may be more fitting simply as TheAntagonist (the story wouldn't have a BigBad).
* BreakTheHaughty: She's extremely confident in court and has things under control to the point that even [[spoiler:being called to the witness stand and being revealed as the one who carried Espella to the tower as well as admitting to leading the Shades]] won't faze her, but [[spoiler:when she realizes that she was, in fact, the one responsible for the Legendary Fire and her mother's death, she freaks out.]]

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* BigBad: BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler:Since she she, as the Great Witch, was the one who had rewritten the Storyteller's story to target Espella, she is basically this, with the Storyteller himself being the GreaterScopeVillain]]. However, because of the nature of things, she may be more fitting simply acting as TheAntagonist (the story wouldn't have a BigBad).
her main rival.]]
* BreakTheHaughty: She's extremely confident in court and has things under control to the point that even [[spoiler:being called to the witness stand and being revealed as the one who carried Espella to the tower as well as admitting to leading the Shades]] won't faze her, but [[spoiler:when she realizes that [[TomatoInTheMirror she was, in fact, the one responsible for the Legendary Fire and her mother's death, death]], she freaks out.]]]]
* [[DualBoss Dual]] FinalBoss: She’s one of the last witnesses along with The Storyteller.



* TheRedBaron: [[spoiler:The Great Witch Bezella, though she’s unaware of that last part.]]



* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:As it turns out, she is the one who rang the Bell of Ruin, making her Bezella after all.]]



* BigBadEnsemble: He’s the one who rules over Labyrinthia with his Story, and behind the witch trials, with the goal of destroying Bezella. [[spoiler:Who is his own subordinate.]]



* [[DualBoss Dual]] FinalBoss: He’s one of the last witnesses along with Darklaw.



* ArcVillain: [[spoiler:The culprit of the first trial.]]



* StarterVillain: She’s the first culprit faced.



* ArcVillain: [[spoiler:The culprit of the second trial, though she didn’t actually kill anyone.]]



* ArcVillain: [[spoiler:The culprit of the third trial, though she didn’t actually kill anyone.]]



* TheButlerDidIt: [[spoiler:Averted. The game sets you up to believe Jean killed Belduke, and even she herself thought so, but it later turns out he was already dead by the time she strangled him.]]

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* TheButlerDidIt: [[spoiler:Averted.[[spoiler:Subverted. The game sets you up to believe Jean killed Belduke, and even she herself thought so, but it later turns out he was already dead by the time she strangled him.]]


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* AssholeVictim: They tried to rob Espella before disappearing.


The protagonist of the ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' series, and one of the protagonists of this game. Layton is a world-renowned archaeology professor and puzzle-solver who always acts the role of a perfect gentleman.

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The protagonist of the ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton'' series, and one of the protagonists of this game. Layton is a world-renowned archaeology professor and puzzle-solver who always acts the role of a perfect gentleman.

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* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: Phoenix and Professor Layton could only either fail at defending Espella, or uncover the entire truth about the Labyrinthia and Espella's role in the Legendary Fire, and both would give Darklaw her desired revenge. The one thing she didn't anticipate was that Espella's ''actual'' role in the Legendary Fire was different than ''Darklaw herself'' had believed.]]


** Mostly justified, nobody knows him in the game and before the first witch trial, he and Maya [[spoiler:were bakers.]]

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** Mostly justified, nobody knows him in the game and before the first witch trial, he and Maya [[spoiler:were bakers.]]bakers]].


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* BriefAccentImitation: [[spoiler:In the final trial, she acts like a knight in an apron and Barnham's helmet in shouting out "Hold it!" in her best, faux-British accent.]]

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* DamselInDistress: Despite being one of the protagonists, Espella serves as the defendant in three out of four of the game's trials, meaning she spends roughly half of the game incarcerated.

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* OneManArmy: Twice! First, [[spoiler: when he confronts a group of Shades who are pursuing Maya]], then [[spoiler: when he sword fights mechanized suits of armour in the Storyteller's tower]].


* PunnyName: WordOfGod states it comes from "Burn Rod", a reference to the magic staff the culprit of the first case he prosecutes used to summon fire. It also sounds like "Burn 'em," especially when the audience starts chanting it, which is exactly what is done with witches.

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* PunnyName: WordOfGod states it his Japanese name comes from "Burn Rod", a reference alluding to the magic staff the culprit murder weapon of the first case he prosecutes in the game -- a magic rod used to summon fire. It also cast a fire spell. His English name sounds like "Burn 'em," especially when the audience starts chanting it, which is [[BurnTheWitch exactly what is done with witches.witches]].



!!Darklaw[[spoiler:/Eve Belduke]] (''Jordalla''''[[spoiler:/Kurone Belduke]]'')

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!!Darklaw[[spoiler:/Eve !!Darklaw/[[spoiler:Eve Belduke]] (''Jordalla''''[[spoiler:/Kurone (''Jordalla/[[spoiler:Kurone Belduke]]'')



!!The Storyteller / [[spoiler:Arthur Cantabella (''Literast Catalucia'')]]

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!!The Storyteller / [[spoiler:Arthur Storyteller/[[spoiler:Arthur Cantabella (''Literast Catalucia'')]]


%%* TheTease



A young flower seller who acts as a witness in Espella's trial. %%[[spoiler:She's the real killer of the bandits Muggs and Robbs; after hearing the Storyteller's stories, she became convinced that Espella was Bezella and decided to frame her for murder so the witch trials would come to an end.]]

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A young flower seller who acts as a witness in Espella's trial. %%[[spoiler:She's the real killer of the bandits Muggs and Robbs; after hearing the Storyteller's stories, she became convinced that Espella was Bezella and decided to frame her for murder so the witch trials would come to an end.]]
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%%* BareYourMidriff

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%%* BareYourMidriff* BareYourMidriff: Fittingly for a bar environment, she wears this sort of outfit.



%%* DarkSkinnedRedHead


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%%* DarkSkinnedRedHead

* DarkSkinnedRedHead: She's a redhead with darker skin than the other characters.


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* DesignatedVictim: In her own series, Maya gets accused of murder every game she shows up in. This game is no exception, with her serving as the defendant in case 3. In fact, Maya is the ONLY defendant in this game aside from Espella.

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