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As Apollo returned to the lobby, he found Trucy alive and well, to his relief. But it turned out, the "assailant" was none other than "The Amazing Mr. Hat", an elaborate wooden puppet that Trucy somehow kept hidden. Justice admonished Trucy for engaging in such a hoax, but Trucy stated she was buying time. After all, didn't Apollo promise to Big Wins that Wocky would be found not guilty? Trucy then explained to Justice that could see that Wesley had an odd habit of fiddling with his book whenever he was unsure of something. And from what she learned from her father, Apollo should be able to perceive such behavior.

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As Apollo returned to the lobby, he found Trucy alive and well, to his relief. But it turned out, the "assailant" was none other than "The Amazing Mr. Hat", an elaborate wooden puppet that Trucy somehow kept hidden. Justice admonished Trucy for engaging in such a hoax, but Trucy stated she was buying time. After all, didn't Apollo promise to Big Wins that Wocky would be found not guilty? Trucy then explained to Justice that she could see that Wesley had an odd habit of fiddling with his book whenever he was unsure of something. And from what she learned from her father, Apollo should be able to perceive such behavior.


While it looked like Wesley is the real killer, Apollo was certain the witness was guilty of another crime. Namely, stealing Trucy's magic panties. Trucy did chase the culprit to the victim's garage, explaining how Wesley lost his phone. Defeated, Wesley explained that he had seen Trucy pulling various objects out of those panties and he wanted to figure out how it work, not even realizing it was actually StageMagic. As for why he lied about his position in the park, his actual position was near the trash can that had Plum Kitaki's panties inside them, meaning he stole those as well. With these revelations, court adjourned for the day. However, Klavier reminded everyone that Wocky is still the prime suspect.

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While it looked like Wesley is the real killer, Apollo was certain the witness was guilty of another crime. Namely, stealing Trucy's magic panties. Trucy did chase the culprit to the victim's garage, explaining how Wesley lost his phone.and Wesley's phone was discovered there. Defeated, Wesley explained that he had seen Trucy pulling various objects out of those panties and he wanted to figure out how it work, not even realizing it was actually StageMagic. As for why he lied about his position in the park, his actual position was near the trash can that had Plum Kitaki's panties inside them, meaning he stole those as well. With these revelations, court adjourned for the day. However, Klavier reminded everyone that Wocky is still the prime suspect.


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Alita Tiala was a nurse in the employ of mob doctor Pal Meraktis when Wocky Kitaki, heir to the Kitaki crime family, was shot during a gunfight with a rival family and came to their clinic to get the bullet removed. The bullet was too close to Wocky's heart for the doctor to safely extract it, so he left it inside Wocky. He and Alita hid the medical report in Meraktis's safe, and claimed to the Kitakis that the operation was a success, even though Wocky was left with a bullet inside him that could kill him at any moment. Taking advantage of this, Alita began a relationship with Wocky and soon got engaged to him, knowing that when he died, he would leave her his massive inheritance.

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Alita Tiala was a nurse in the employ of mob doctor Pal Meraktis when Wocky Kitaki, heir
As Apollo returned to the Kitaki crime family, lobby, he found Trucy alive and well, to his relief. But it turned out, the "assailant" was shot during a gunfight with a rival family and came to their clinic to get the bullet removed. The bullet was too close to Wocky's heart for the doctor to safely extract it, so he left it inside Wocky. He and Alita hid the medical report in Meraktis's safe, and claimed to the Kitakis none other than "The Amazing Mr. Hat", an elaborate wooden puppet that the operation Trucy somehow kept hidden. Justice admonished Trucy for engaging in such a hoax, but Trucy stated she was a success, even though buying time. After all, didn't Apollo promise to Big Wins that Wocky was left with a bullet inside him would be found not guilty? Trucy then explained to Justice that could kill him at any moment. Taking advantage see that Wesley had an odd habit of this, Alita began a relationship fiddling with Wocky and soon got engaged to him, knowing that when his book whenever he died, he would leave was unsure of something. And from what she learned from her his massive inheritance.father, Apollo should be able to perceive such behavior.



Wocky discovered what Meraktis had done after a health check six months later. He made plans to deal with Meraktis over the matter, but Alita talked him out of doing so, not wanting him or his family to discover she had been complicit in Meraktis's actions. She went over to the Meraktis clinic with a Kitaki handgun, intending to force him to give her the damning medical report so she could dispose of it, only for Meraktis to attack her right after he opened the safe. Alita managed to get a shot off, but only hit the inside of the safe, and Meraktis soon strangled her into unconscious with a lamp power cord. Apparently not thinking straight after the whole confrontation, Meraktis assumed Alita was dead and made plans to dispose of her body.

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Wocky As court resumed, Apollo returned to Stickler's testimony. He then noticed, with the help of his bracelet, that Stickler, as Trucy mentioned before, tended to fiddle with his book during specific parts of his testimony. Upon perceiving Wesley, Apollo caught this habit while the former spoke about using his cell phone. Apollo demanded that Wesley provide more information about the phone, but Wesley admits that he lost it. It turns out that the phone in question was the pink phone that was discovered what Meraktis had done after a health check six months later. He made plans to deal with Meraktis over in the matter, victim's garage. Wesley is forced to admit that he didn't use his cell phone to call the police, and instead used a public pay phone, but Alita talked him out of doing so, not wanting him or the fact that his family to discover she had been complicit in Meraktis's actions. She went over to cell phone was found where the Meraktis clinic with a Kitaki handgun, intending to force him to give her victim lived didn't mean anything. However, the damning medical report so she could dispose of it, only for Meraktis to attack her right after he opened broken mirror proved that the safe. Alita managed to get a shot off, but only hit victim drove his car on the inside night of the safe, and Meraktis soon strangled her into unconscious with a lamp power cord. Apparently not thinking straight after murder, meaning Wesley lost his phone the whole confrontation, Meraktis assumed Alita was dead and made plans to dispose of her body.same night. If it were anytime earlier, the car would have crushed the phone.



At around the same time, university student Wesley Stickler stole Trucy Wright's Magic Panties - i.e. one of her magician's props - in order to try and figure out how they worked. Trucy gave chase, and Wesley was forced to hide in Meraktis's garage and stuff the panties into the exhaust of the doctor's car. This meant that Meraktis was unable to start his car and use it to transport Alita's body, and so he decided to "borrow" Guy Eldoon's noodle cart. After emptying it of all its noodle bowls, he dumped Alita and the Kitaki gun inside and started pulling it away, and made it to People Park before Wocky confronted him with a shiv.

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At around the same time, university student Wesley Stickler stole Trucy Wright's Magic Panties - i.e. one of her magician's props - in order to try and figure out how they worked. Trucy gave chase, and Wesley was is forced to hide in Meraktis's garage and stuff testify more on what he witnessed, providing a new detail specifically mentioning the panties into the exhaust of the doctor's car. This meant that Meraktis was unable to start his car and use it to transport Alita's body, and so he decided to "borrow" Guy "NOODLE" signage on Eldoon's noodle cart. After emptying it of all its noodle bowls, he dumped Alita and Apollo pointed that this should be impossible from where Wesley claimed to have seen the Kitaki gun inside and started pulling it away, and made it to People Park murder. Simply put, the signage would read "ELDOON'S" there, as the word "NOODLE" was only seen on the other side of the cart. This meant Wesley lied about where he was standing. Trucy then pointed out this changes everything, as Wesley mentioned before the victim turning towards him before getting shot. With the new position, if Wocky confronted him with a shiv.is the killer, the victim should have been shot in the left temple, not the right. Furthermore, it also meant that Wesley was the only person during the incident who could have done so.



Alita woke up during this time, and shot Meraktis with the gun to prevent him from ratting her out. Moments before she did so, Wesley - still out on his panty thieving - saw the confrontation between Wocky and Meraktis and called out to them from near the bin in the park, where he had hidden the panties of Plum Kitaki. Both Wocky and Meraktis looked around at the sound, and as a result, Alita's bullet hit Meraktis in his right temple. Wocky and Wesley both fled the scene at the sound of the gunshot, with Alita doing the same once the coast was clear, leaving her hospital slippers behind. Wocky was arrested on suspicion of Meraktis's murder the next day, and Alita, now playing the part of the concerned fiance, hired Apollo Justice to defend him, confident that the rookie attorney would never be able to get Wocky acquitted...

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Alita woke up during this time, and shot Meraktis with the gun to prevent him from ratting her out. Moments before she did so, While it looked like Wesley - still is the real killer, Apollo was certain the witness was guilty of another crime. Namely, stealing Trucy's magic panties. Trucy did chase the culprit to the victim's garage, explaining how Wesley lost his phone. Defeated, Wesley explained that he had seen Trucy pulling various objects out on of those panties and he wanted to figure out how it work, not even realizing it was actually StageMagic. As for why he lied about his panty thieving - saw the confrontation between Wocky and Meraktis and called out to them from near the bin position in the park, where he his actual position was near the trash can that had hidden the Plum Kitaki's panties of Plum Kitaki. Both inside them, meaning he stole those as well. With these revelations, court adjourned for the day. However, Klavier reminded everyone that Wocky and Meraktis looked around at is still the sound, and as a result, Alita's bullet hit Meraktis in his right temple. Wocky and Wesley both fled the scene at the sound of the gunshot, with Alita doing the same once the coast was clear, leaving her hospital slippers behind. Wocky was arrested on suspicion of Meraktis's murder the next day, and Alita, now playing the part of the concerned fiance, hired Apollo Justice to defend him, confident that the rookie attorney would never be able to get Wocky acquitted...

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Looking to make some money, Detective Daryan Crescend and Machi Tobaye took a request from the Chief Justice to smuggle a Borginian cocoon to Los Angeles. With his son terminally ill with Incuritis, the Chief Justice needed to acquire the cocoon in order to extract the one known cure for the disease from it. This would be an especially risky maneuver, however; Borginian cocoons are also capable of producing an extremely fatal toxin, and as such, cannot be removed from the country under threat of capital punishment, which would become a major complication for Daryan and Machi.

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Looking to make some money, Detective Daryan Crescend and Machi Tobaye took Alita Tiala was a request from nurse in the Chief Justice employ of mob doctor Pal Meraktis when Wocky Kitaki, heir to smuggle the Kitaki crime family, was shot during a Borginian cocoon to Los Angeles. With his son terminally ill gunfight with Incuritis, a rival family and came to their clinic to get the Chief Justice needed bullet removed. The bullet was too close to acquire Wocky's heart for the cocoon in order doctor to safely extract it, so he left it inside Wocky. He and Alita hid the one known cure for medical report in Meraktis's safe, and claimed to the disease from it. This Kitakis that the operation was a success, even though Wocky was left with a bullet inside him that could kill him at any moment. Taking advantage of this, Alita began a relationship with Wocky and soon got engaged to him, knowing that when he died, he would be an especially risky maneuver, however; Borginian cocoons are also capable of producing an extremely fatal toxin, and as such, cannot be removed from the country under threat of capital punishment, which would become a major complication for Daryan and Machi.leave her his massive inheritance.



Still, everything seemed to be proceeding smoothly, since the two had come up with a pretty decent set-up for the smuggling. Both Daryan and Machi had successful careers in music. Daryan was guitarist in Klavier Gavin's ultra-popular rock group, The Gavinners, while Machi played piano for the popular singer Lamiroir. As fate would have it, Klavier was planning to collaborate on a song with Lamiroir, which would be performed at one of the Gavinners' concerts in Los Angeles. In preparation for the event, Lamiroir gifted Klavier a special guitar, and thanks to Klavier having it delivered through a customs-exempt evidence shipping company, it was the perfect mule for Daryan and Machi's operation. Alongside the cocoon, Machi and Daryan stashed an incendiary device and a firecracker into the guitar, activatable via remote, to work as a sort of failsafe in the event the plan went south. However, the smuggling seemed to be progressing smoothly for the two of them. Unfortunately for the two of them, they attracted the attention of Interpol agent Romein [=LeTouse=], currently undercover as Lamiroir's manager.

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Still, everything seemed Wocky discovered what Meraktis had done after a health check six months later. He made plans to be proceeding smoothly, since deal with Meraktis over the two matter, but Alita talked him out of doing so, not wanting him or his family to discover she had come up been complicit in Meraktis's actions. She went over to the Meraktis clinic with a pretty decent set-up Kitaki handgun, intending to force him to give her the damning medical report so she could dispose of it, only for Meraktis to attack her right after he opened the smuggling. Both Daryan and Machi had successful careers in music. Daryan was guitarist in Klavier Gavin's ultra-popular rock group, The Gavinners, while Machi played piano for safe. Alita managed to get a shot off, but only hit the popular singer Lamiroir. As fate would have it, Klavier was planning to collaborate on a song with Lamiroir, which would be performed at one inside of the Gavinners' concerts in Los Angeles. In preparation for the event, Lamiroir gifted Klavier a special guitar, safe, and thanks to Klavier having it delivered through a customs-exempt evidence shipping company, it was the perfect mule for Daryan and Machi's operation. Alongside the cocoon, Machi and Daryan stashed an incendiary device and a firecracker Meraktis soon strangled her into unconscious with a lamp power cord. Apparently not thinking straight after the guitar, activatable via remote, whole confrontation, Meraktis assumed Alita was dead and made plans to work as a sort dispose of failsafe in the event the plan went south. However, the smuggling seemed to be progressing smoothly for the two of them. Unfortunately for the two of them, they attracted the attention of Interpol agent Romein [=LeTouse=], currently undercover as Lamiroir's manager.her body.



Even so, [=LeTouse=] didn't make any moves to disrupt the plan, and the guitar was succesfully delivered to Klavier with the cocoon inside. Meanwhile, the fated collaboration between Klavier and Lamiroir was set to occur in Los Angeles, during the Gavinners' "Guilty as Charged" tour. The day of the event, Daryan was set to extract the cocoon from the guitar. Stealing Klavier's key ring, he was able to get into the guitar case. However, the guitar was vacuum-packed due to the circumstances of its shipping, which left Daryan unable to extract the cocoon without alerting his bandmate to his actions. As such, he was forced to leave the cocoon for the time being and come back for it after the night's performance.

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Even so, [=LeTouse=] didn't make any moves to disrupt At around the plan, same time, university student Wesley Stickler stole Trucy Wright's Magic Panties - i.e. one of her magician's props - in order to try and the guitar was succesfully delivered to Klavier with the cocoon inside. Meanwhile, the fated collaboration between Klavier figure out how they worked. Trucy gave chase, and Lamiroir was set to occur in Los Angeles, during the Gavinners' "Guilty as Charged" tour. The day of the event, Daryan was set to extract the cocoon from the guitar. Stealing Klavier's key ring, he was able to get into the guitar case. However, the guitar was vacuum-packed due to the circumstances of its shipping, which left Daryan unable to extract the cocoon without alerting his bandmate to his actions. As such, he Wesley was forced to leave hide in Meraktis's garage and stuff the cocoon for panties into the time being exhaust of the doctor's car. This meant that Meraktis was unable to start his car and come back for use it after to transport Alita's body, and so he decided to "borrow" Guy Eldoon's noodle cart. After emptying it of all its noodle bowls, he dumped Alita and the night's performance.Kitaki gun inside and started pulling it away, and made it to People Park before Wocky confronted him with a shiv.



Unfortunately for Daryan and Machi's plan, that left Agent [=LeTouse=] with a window of opportunity to carry out an investigation while Daryan was on stage. With evidence against Daryan, [=LeTouse=] decided to confront him during the second part of the concert, Klavier and Lamiroir's collaboration. The meeting would occur in Lamiroir's dressing room, and [=LeTouse=] was armed with a .45-caliber revolver. With the plan compromised, Daryan was forced to take action. Sending a message to Machi through an earpiece he had on, he had the pianist activate the incendiary device while Klavier was playing to burn the evidence, which coincidentally lined up rather well with the lyrics of the song. This gave Daryan the opportunity to get access to [=LeTouse=]'s revolver and land a shot in the Agent's shoulder. However the powerful nature of the revolver in question meant the recoil damaged his shoulder. All of this was noticed by Lamiroir who was in the air ducts at the time as part of an illusion to perform on stage.
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[=LeTouse=] remained on the floor, alive, but bleeding severely. Clinging to his last bits of strength, he wrote out his ID number with his blood, so as to inform the police of his true nature. While Daryan was able to smudge the writing, it would not be enough to hide it during luminol testing. Afterwards, Daryan set about to create an alibi for himself by throwing off the time of death via setting up more incendiaries and firecrackers in the dressing room. After that, he discarded his earpiece outside the dressing room door and returned to stage for the final act of the concert. The strain of firing the murder weapon would result in a missed cue from Daryan during the Gavinners' performance of "Guilty Love".
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While Daryan was on stage, Machi returned to the dressing room, only to be greeted with the sight of Agent [=LeTouse=], still bleeding out on the floor. Around this time, Daryan went about putting his plan to cover up his confrontation with [=LeTouse=] into motion. With Apollo and Ema backstage, Daryan triggered the firecrackers he set in the dressing room so as to create the illusion of gunshots. A panicking Machi, unaware of his partner's plan, made an escape through the ceiling panel as Ema and Apollo entered the room. Ema quickly left to call in backup while Apollo remained with [=LeTouse=]. The barely alive [=LeTouse=] was able to give Apollo one last message and inform him that Lamiroir was a witness to the attack before he finally succumbed to his wounds.
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Soon after, Machi would be arrested for the murder, and Apollo would find himself taking on another case.

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Unfortunately for Daryan and Machi's plan, that left Agent [=LeTouse=] with a window of opportunity to carry out an investigation while Daryan was on stage. With evidence against Daryan, [=LeTouse=] decided to confront him Alita woke up during the second part of the concert, Klavier and Lamiroir's collaboration. The meeting would occur in Lamiroir's dressing room, and [=LeTouse=] was armed with a .45-caliber revolver. With the plan compromised, Daryan was forced to take action. Sending a message to Machi through an earpiece he had on, he had the pianist activate the incendiary device while Klavier was playing to burn the evidence, which coincidentally lined up rather well with the lyrics of the song. This gave Daryan the opportunity to get access to [=LeTouse=]'s revolver and land a shot in the Agent's shoulder. However the powerful nature of the revolver in question meant the recoil damaged his shoulder. All of this was noticed by Lamiroir who was in the air ducts at the time as part of an illusion to perform on stage.
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[=LeTouse=] remained on the floor, alive, but bleeding severely. Clinging to his last bits of strength, he wrote out his ID number with his blood, so as to inform the police of his true nature. While Daryan was able to smudge the writing, it would not be enough to hide it during luminol testing. Afterwards, Daryan set about to create an alibi for himself by throwing off the time of death via setting up more incendiaries and firecrackers in the dressing room. After that, he discarded his earpiece outside the dressing room door and returned to stage for the final act of the concert. The strain of firing the murder weapon would result in a missed cue from Daryan during the Gavinners' performance of "Guilty Love".
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While Daryan was on stage, Machi returned to the dressing room, only to be greeted with the sight of Agent [=LeTouse=], still bleeding out on the floor. Around
this time, Daryan went about putting and shot Meraktis with the gun to prevent him from ratting her out. Moments before she did so, Wesley - still out on his plan to cover up his panty thieving - saw the confrontation with [=LeTouse=] into motion. With Apollo between Wocky and Ema backstage, Daryan triggered Meraktis and called out to them from near the firecrackers he set bin in the dressing room so as to create park, where he had hidden the illusion panties of gunshots. A panicking Machi, unaware of Plum Kitaki. Both Wocky and Meraktis looked around at the sound, and as a result, Alita's bullet hit Meraktis in his partner's plan, made an escape through right temple. Wocky and Wesley both fled the ceiling panel as Ema and Apollo entered scene at the room. Ema quickly left to call in backup while Apollo remained sound of the gunshot, with [=LeTouse=]. The barely alive [=LeTouse=] Alita doing the same once the coast was able to give Apollo one last message and inform him that Lamiroir clear, leaving her hospital slippers behind. Wocky was a witness to the attack before he finally succumbed to his wounds.
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arrested for on suspicion of Meraktis's murder the murder, next day, and Alita, now playing the part of the concerned fiance, hired Apollo Justice to defend him, confident that the rookie attorney would find himself taking on another case.never be able to get Wocky acquitted...



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The Troupe Gramarye was a group of Magicians organised by Magnifi Gramarye, known for an assortment of tricks. The show was put on by three magicians: Shadi Enigmar (with the stage name Zak Gramarye), Valant Gramarye, and Magnifi's daughter Thalassa Gramarye.

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The Troupe Gramarye was Looking to make some money, Detective Daryan Crescend and Machi Tobaye took a group of Magicians organised by Magnifi Gramarye, request from the Chief Justice to smuggle a Borginian cocoon to Los Angeles. With his son terminally ill with Incuritis, the Chief Justice needed to acquire the cocoon in order to extract the one known cure for an assortment of tricks. The show was put on by three magicians: Shadi Enigmar (with the stage name Zak Gramarye), Valant Gramarye, disease from it. This would be an especially risky maneuver, however; Borginian cocoons are also capable of producing an extremely fatal toxin, and Magnifi's daughter Thalassa Gramarye.as such, cannot be removed from the country under threat of capital punishment, which would become a major complication for Daryan and Machi.



In addition to magic, the Gramarye bloodline had a unique trick: They were unconsciously hypersensitive to "tells", small twitches of the body whenever somebody was lying. To focus this trick, they had special armbands made which would react to their own unconscious detecting of a tell, so they'd know when to focus.

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In addition Still, everything seemed to magic, be proceeding smoothly, since the Gramarye bloodline two had come up with a unique trick: They were unconsciously hypersensitive to "tells", small twitches of pretty decent set-up for the body whenever somebody smuggling. Both Daryan and Machi had successful careers in music. Daryan was lying. To focus this trick, they had special armbands made guitarist in Klavier Gavin's ultra-popular rock group, The Gavinners, while Machi played piano for the popular singer Lamiroir. As fate would have it, Klavier was planning to collaborate on a song with Lamiroir, which would react be performed at one of the Gavinners' concerts in Los Angeles. In preparation for the event, Lamiroir gifted Klavier a special guitar, and thanks to their own unconscious detecting Klavier having it delivered through a customs-exempt evidence shipping company, it was the perfect mule for Daryan and Machi's operation. Alongside the cocoon, Machi and Daryan stashed an incendiary device and a firecracker into the guitar, activatable via remote, to work as a sort of a tell, so they'd know when failsafe in the event the plan went south. However, the smuggling seemed to focus.be progressing smoothly for the two of them. Unfortunately for the two of them, they attracted the attention of Interpol agent Romein [=LeTouse=], currently undercover as Lamiroir's manager.



Thalassa left the troupe for a while, marrying a guest performer from one of their shows. She had a son, who was named Apollo. However her husband was killed in a stage accident, so she gave Apollo up for adoption, bequeathing him one of her armbands, and returned to the troupe. She eventually married Zak, and they had a daughter named Trucy.

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Thalassa left Even so, [=LeTouse=] didn't make any moves to disrupt the troupe for a while, marrying a guest performer plan, and the guitar was succesfully delivered to Klavier with the cocoon inside. Meanwhile, the fated collaboration between Klavier and Lamiroir was set to occur in Los Angeles, during the Gavinners' "Guilty as Charged" tour. The day of the event, Daryan was set to extract the cocoon from one of their shows. She had a son, who the guitar. Stealing Klavier's key ring, he was named Apollo. However her husband able to get into the guitar case. However, the guitar was killed in a stage accident, so she gave Apollo up for adoption, bequeathing him one of her armbands, and returned vacuum-packed due to the troupe. She eventually married Zak, circumstances of its shipping, which left Daryan unable to extract the cocoon without alerting his bandmate to his actions. As such, he was forced to leave the cocoon for the time being and they had a daughter named Trucy.come back for it after the night's performance.



One of the more exciting tricks of the troupe was "Zak & Valant's Quick Draw Shootem", wherein Zak and Valant would rapidly fire pistols at Thalassa. One day they try practising it with a new spin: Thalassa in mid air at the time. However the practice went wrong and Thalassa was shot, although it's unclear who fired the deadly shot. To preserve the reputation of the troupe, Magnifi told the others she was dead, and abandoned his daughter. Although she actually survived, she lost her sight and her memory, and took to singing under the stage name Lamiroir to make a living. During this time Zak met Spark Bruschel, a reporter and licensed notary, who was snooping around the Troupe in the wake of the accident, and eventually befriended him.

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One Unfortunately for Daryan and Machi's plan, that left Agent [=LeTouse=] with a window of opportunity to carry out an investigation while Daryan was on stage. With evidence against Daryan, [=LeTouse=] decided to confront him during the second part of the more exciting tricks concert, Klavier and Lamiroir's collaboration. The meeting would occur in Lamiroir's dressing room, and [=LeTouse=] was armed with a .45-caliber revolver. With the plan compromised, Daryan was forced to take action. Sending a message to Machi through an earpiece he had on, he had the pianist activate the incendiary device while Klavier was playing to burn the evidence, which coincidentally lined up rather well with the lyrics of the troupe was "Zak & Valant's Quick Draw Shootem", wherein Zak song. This gave Daryan the opportunity to get access to [=LeTouse=]'s revolver and Valant would rapidly fire pistols at Thalassa. One day they try practising it with land a new spin: Thalassa shot in mid air at the time. Agent's shoulder. However the practice went wrong and Thalassa was shot, although it's unclear who fired the deadly shot. To preserve the reputation powerful nature of the troupe, Magnifi told revolver in question meant the others she recoil damaged his shoulder. All of this was dead, and abandoned his daughter. Although she actually survived, she lost her sight and her memory, and took to singing under the stage name noticed by Lamiroir to make a living. During this time Zak met Spark Bruschel, a reporter and licensed notary, who was snooping around the Troupe in the wake of air ducts at the accident, and eventually befriended him.time as part of an illusion to perform on stage.



A few years passed and Magnifi, diabetic and dying of liver cancer, would spend his final months in hospital. Determined not to succumb to his illness, he sent letters to both Zak and Valant, implying that he knew who shot Thalassa, and ordering them to "fire one shot, in the forehead". It was all one last game; if Zak or Valant shot a nearby clown doll, Magnifi would pass on all his magical knowledge to him. If one of them shot Magnifi, he would die and his knowledge would go with him. If they did nothing, they would get nothing.

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A few years passed and Magnifi, diabetic and dying of liver cancer, would spend his final months in hospital. Determined not to succumb [=LeTouse=] remained on the floor, alive, but bleeding severely. Clinging to his illness, last bits of strength, he sent letters wrote out his ID number with his blood, so as to both Zak inform the police of his true nature. While Daryan was able to smudge the writing, it would not be enough to hide it during luminol testing. Afterwards, Daryan set about to create an alibi for himself by throwing off the time of death via setting up more incendiaries and Valant, implying that he knew who shot Thalassa, and ordering them to "fire one shot, firecrackers in the forehead". It was all one last game; if Zak or Valant shot a nearby clown doll, Magnifi dressing room. After that, he discarded his earpiece outside the dressing room door and returned to stage for the final act of the concert. The strain of firing the murder weapon would pass on all his magical knowledge to him. If one result in a missed cue from Daryan during the Gavinners' performance of them shot Magnifi, he would die and his knowledge would go with him. If they did nothing, they would get nothing."Guilty Love".



Zak arrived first as Magnifi was seemingly sleeping, but he couldn't bring himself to shoot his mentor, so he shot a nearby clown doll in the head. Magnifi woke from his feigned sleep, as this was part of his plan, and wrote a will bequeathing all the rights to the Gramarye tricks to Zak using a page from his journal. Valant arrived 15 minutes later with the intention of killing Magnifi and framing Zak, but could not bring himself to shoot anything. Magnifi revealed the trick and asked Valant to support Zak. After Valant left, he took the unused pistol and used it to commit suicide.

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Zak arrived first as Magnifi While Daryan was seemingly sleeping, but he couldn't bring himself to shoot his mentor, so he shot a nearby clown doll in the head. Magnifi woke from his feigned sleep, as this was part of his plan, and wrote a will bequeathing all the rights on stage, Machi returned to the Gramarye tricks dressing room, only to Zak using a page from his journal. Valant arrived 15 minutes later be greeted with the intention sight of killing Magnifi Agent [=LeTouse=], still bleeding out on the floor. Around this time, Daryan went about putting his plan to cover up his confrontation with [=LeTouse=] into motion. With Apollo and framing Zak, but could not bring himself to shoot anything. Magnifi revealed Ema backstage, Daryan triggered the trick firecrackers he set in the dressing room so as to create the illusion of gunshots. A panicking Machi, unaware of his partner's plan, made an escape through the ceiling panel as Ema and asked Valant to support Zak. After Valant left, he took Apollo entered the unused pistol room. Ema quickly left to call in backup while Apollo remained with [=LeTouse=]. The barely alive [=LeTouse=] was able to give Apollo one last message and used it inform him that Lamiroir was a witness to commit suicide.the attack before he finally succumbed to his wounds.



However Valant, long envious of Zak's greater talent and determined not to spend the rest of his life in his shadow, tampered with the scene, making it look like Zak's gun fired the fatal shot, and changing the bag of insulin to obfuscate the estimated time of death. His plan worked, and Zak was charged with Magnifi's murder. Although he could have potentially exonerated himself with Magnifi's will, Zak didn't show it to anyone so as to protect Valant.

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[[folder:Turnabout Succession]]
!Day 1 — Investigation
!Day 2 — Trial Former
!Day 2 — Trial Latter
!7 Years Ago — Trial Former
!7 Years Ago — Trial Latter
!MASON System — Investigation
!Day 3 — Trial
!Behind
the rest Turnabout
The Troupe Gramarye was a group
of his life in his shadow, tampered with Magicians organised by Magnifi Gramarye, known for an assortment of tricks. The show was put on by three magicians: Shadi Enigmar (with the scene, making it look like Zak's gun fired the fatal shot, stage name Zak Gramarye), Valant Gramarye, and changing the bag of insulin to obfuscate the estimated time of death. His plan worked, and Zak was charged with Magnifi's murder. Although he could have potentially exonerated himself with Magnifi's will, Zak didn't show it to anyone so as to protect Valant.daughter Thalassa Gramarye.



Respected Defense Lawyer Kristoph Gavin saw the publicity surrounding the case, and surmised that Zak's lawyer could get a lot of fame and respect from a successful defense, so he offered his services to Zak and investigated the facts of the case. He noticed the missing page in Magnifi's journal, and anonymously got in contact with Drew Misham, artist and purported forger, to construct a "final" journal entry which would show that Magnifi survived his meeting with Zak, naturally implicating Valant. In truth, it was Misham's daughter Vera who was the forger; Misham was essentially her agent.

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Respected Defense Lawyer Kristoph Gavin saw In addition to magic, the publicity surrounding the case, and surmised that Zak's lawyer could get Gramarye bloodline had a lot of fame and respect from a successful defense, so he offered his services unique trick: They were unconsciously hypersensitive to Zak and investigated the facts "tells", small twitches of the case. He noticed the missing page in Magnifi's journal, and anonymously got in contact with Drew Misham, artist and purported forger, to construct a "final" journal entry body whenever somebody was lying. To focus this trick, they had special armbands made which would show that Magnifi survived his meeting with Zak, naturally implicating Valant. In truth, it was Misham's daughter Vera who was the forger; Misham was essentially her agent.react to their own unconscious detecting of a tell, so they'd know when to focus.



Kristoph was ready to go to court against his younger brother Klavier, who had just become a prosecutor, when Zak called him to the detention center to play a game of poker, in order to get a measure of his character. Zak didn't like what he saw, so he dismissed him as his attorney and instead hired Phoenix Wright to represent him after another game. Kristoph meanwhile was infuriated at being snubbed for someone he saw as a second rater, and decided to punish both Zak and Phoenix. After planting the fake page on Zak's daughter Trucy to give to Phoenix, he met with Klavier the night before the trial to warn him about the fake page, and instructed him to call Drew Misham as a witness. Sure enough, Phoenix uses the page in court and was implicated for using forged evidence. From seeing Phoenix's reaction during the trial, Misham figured out that Phoenix was not the client who had requested the forgery. Klavier realized something sketchy had gone on during the case, but was never able to put his finger on it.

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Kristoph Thalassa left the troupe for a while, marrying a guest performer from one of their shows. She had a son, who was ready to go to court against his younger brother Klavier, who had just become named Apollo. However her husband was killed in a prosecutor, when Zak called stage accident, so she gave Apollo up for adoption, bequeathing him one of her armbands, and returned to the detention center to play a game of poker, in order to get a measure of his character. Zak didn't like what he saw, so he dismissed him as his attorney troupe. She eventually married Zak, and instead hired Phoenix Wright to represent him after another game. Kristoph meanwhile was infuriated at being snubbed for someone he saw as they had a second rater, and decided to punish both Zak and Phoenix. After planting the fake page on Zak's daughter Trucy to give to Phoenix, he met with Klavier the night before the trial to warn him about the fake page, and instructed him to call Drew Misham as a witness. Sure enough, Phoenix uses the page in court and was implicated for using forged evidence. From seeing Phoenix's reaction during the trial, Misham figured out that Phoenix was not the client who had requested the forgery. Klavier realized something sketchy had gone on during the case, but was never able to put his finger on it.named Trucy.



With Phoenix's theory of the crime utterly discredited, it looked like Zak would be convicted. Zak however had other plans: He didn't want Valant implicated, so he had planned to escape from court regardless of the verdict. As the judge was about to pass his verdict, he pulled off a magic trick and escaped the courtroom, aided by Trucy. Kristoph didn't expect this, and became paranoid that he would eventually be implicated in the forgery, so he started keeping track of everyone involved in the case. He befriended Phoenix, being the only one to stick up for him at his disbarment hearing, although this was not enough to prevent Phoenix losing his license. When he was unable to find Zak directly, he had his associate Spark Bruschel tracked.

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With Phoenix's theory One of the crime utterly discredited, it looked like more exciting tricks of the troupe was "Zak & Valant's Quick Draw Shootem", wherein Zak would be convicted. Zak however had other plans: He didn't want and Valant implicated, so he had planned to escape from court regardless would rapidly fire pistols at Thalassa. One day they try practising it with a new spin: Thalassa in mid air at the time. However the practice went wrong and Thalassa was shot, although it's unclear who fired the deadly shot. To preserve the reputation of the verdict. As troupe, Magnifi told the judge others she was about to pass dead, and abandoned his verdict, he pulled off a magic trick daughter. Although she actually survived, she lost her sight and escaped her memory, and took to singing under the courtroom, aided by Trucy. Kristoph didn't expect this, stage name Lamiroir to make a living. During this time Zak met Spark Bruschel, a reporter and became paranoid that he would licensed notary, who was snooping around the Troupe in the wake of the accident, and eventually be implicated in the forgery, so he started keeping track of everyone involved in the case. He befriended Phoenix, being the only one to stick up for him at his disbarment hearing, although this was not enough to prevent Phoenix losing his license. When he was unable to find Zak directly, he had his associate Spark Bruschel tracked.him.



He also sent Drew Misham an envelope and stamp to send back confirmation of payment received for the forgery, with the stamp being spiked with atroquinine, a slow acting but lethal poison. Fortunately for Drew, the stamp was a Troupe Gramarye commemorative stamp, so Vera took it and has it framed. Kristoph had plans for her as well, however. During a visit to her, he noticed she bites her fingernails as a nervous tic, so he gave her a bottle of poisoned nail varnish, telling her to wear it as a good luck charm if she has to go outside, which she is terrified of doing, so eventually she would bite her nails and die.

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He also sent Drew Misham an envelope A few years passed and stamp to send back confirmation of payment received for the forgery, with the stamp being spiked with atroquinine, a slow acting but lethal poison. Fortunately for Drew, the stamp was a Troupe Gramarye commemorative stamp, so Vera took it Magnifi, diabetic and has it framed. Kristoph had plans for her as well, however. During a visit to her, he noticed she bites her fingernails as a nervous tic, so he gave her a bottle dying of poisoned nail varnish, telling her to wear it as a good luck charm if she has to go outside, which she is terrified of doing, so eventually she liver cancer, would bite her nails spend his final months in hospital. Determined not to succumb to his illness, he sent letters to both Zak and die.Valant, implying that he knew who shot Thalassa, and ordering them to "fire one shot, in the forehead". It was all one last game; if Zak or Valant shot a nearby clown doll, Magnifi would pass on all his magical knowledge to him. If one of them shot Magnifi, he would die and his knowledge would go with him. If they did nothing, they would get nothing.



Seven years passed. Trucy, all alone now, was adopted by Phoenix Wright, and actually became the breadwinner for the family since Phoenix's profession was closed off to him. Not that Phoenix was resting on his laurels. He spent a significant part of the next seven years investigating both Magnifi's death and the piece of forged evidence, a vague but as yet unconfirmed suspicion of Kristoph forming. Kristoph started a successful law office even without the publicity of the Gramarye case, and eventually hired an overeager new attorney called Apollo Justice.

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Seven years passed. Trucy, all alone now, Zak arrived first as Magnifi was adopted by Phoenix Wright, and actually became seemingly sleeping, but he couldn't bring himself to shoot his mentor, so he shot a nearby clown doll in the breadwinner for the family since Phoenix's profession head. Magnifi woke from his feigned sleep, as this was closed off to him. Not that Phoenix was resting on his laurels. He spent a significant part of his plan, and wrote a will bequeathing all the next seven years investigating both Magnifi's death and the piece of forged evidence, a vague but as yet unconfirmed suspicion of Kristoph forming. Kristoph started a successful law office even without the publicity of rights to the Gramarye case, tricks to Zak using a page from his journal. Valant arrived 15 minutes later with the intention of killing Magnifi and eventually hired an overeager new attorney called Apollo Justice.framing Zak, but could not bring himself to shoot anything. Magnifi revealed the trick and asked Valant to support Zak. After Valant left, he took the unused pistol and used it to commit suicide.



Meanwhile Valant, implicated and held for Magnifi's death immediately after Zak's trial, was eventually released because of lack of evidence, and continued his career as a magician. However he met with little success, due to a combination of the scandal and lacking access to either Zak's natural talent or Magnifi's tricks. He planned to hold out for seven years, after which Zak would be declared legally dead and, in the lack of a formal will, Valant would inherit the tricks and make use of them.

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Meanwhile However Valant, implicated long envious of Zak's greater talent and held for determined not to spend the rest of his life in his shadow, tampered with the scene, making it look like Zak's gun fired the fatal shot, and changing the bag of insulin to obfuscate the estimated time of death. His plan worked, and Zak was charged with Magnifi's death immediately after Zak's trial, was eventually released because of lack of evidence, and continued his career as a magician. However murder. Although he met could have potentially exonerated himself with little success, due to a combination of the scandal and lacking access to either Zak's natural talent or Magnifi's tricks. He planned to hold out for seven years, after which Zak would be declared legally dead and, in the lack of a formal will, Valant would inherit the tricks and make use of them.Zak didn't show it to anyone so as to protect Valant.



However, Zak was also aware of the law, and made plans to have Trucy inherit Magnifi's magic. Phoenix was working a job as a pianist and poker player at a Borscht restaurant when Zak, under the name of Shadi Smith, turned up one night with Bruschel, who in addition to being a reporter was also a licensed notary. On Zak's orders, Bruschel drew up a note declaring Shadi Enigmar alive and bequeathing the rights to the Grammarye tricks to Trucy. However, Kristoph, through Bruschel, learned of Zak's reappearance and killed Zak later that evening to silence him, thereby setting in motion the events of ''Turnabout Trump''. Phoenix was able to turn the subsequent trial around and have Kristoph convicted of the murder, and eventually hired Kristoph's protege Apollo.

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However, Respected Defense Lawyer Kristoph Gavin saw the publicity surrounding the case, and surmised that Zak's lawyer could get a lot of fame and respect from a successful defense, so he offered his services to Zak was also aware and investigated the facts of the law, and made plans to have Trucy inherit case. He noticed the missing page in Magnifi's magic. Phoenix was working a job as a pianist journal, and poker player at anonymously got in contact with Drew Misham, artist and purported forger, to construct a Borscht restaurant when "final" journal entry which would show that Magnifi survived his meeting with Zak, under naturally implicating Valant. In truth, it was Misham's daughter Vera who was the name of Shadi Smith, turned up one night with Bruschel, who in addition to being a reporter forger; Misham was also a licensed notary. On Zak's orders, Bruschel drew up a note declaring Shadi Enigmar alive and bequeathing the rights to the Grammarye tricks to Trucy. However, Kristoph, through Bruschel, learned of Zak's reappearance and killed Zak later that evening to silence him, thereby setting in motion the events of ''Turnabout Trump''. Phoenix was able to turn the subsequent trial around and have Kristoph convicted of the murder, and eventually hired Kristoph's protege Apollo.essentially her agent.



From prison, Kristoph kept in communication with Drew Misham. Misham, something of a recluse now, used Vera's framed Gramarye stamp to set off the last letter to Kristoph. Seven years later than planned, Drew Misham died from atroquinine poisoning, and his daughter was implicated.

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From prison, Kristoph kept was ready to go to court against his younger brother Klavier, who had just become a prosecutor, when Zak called him to the detention center to play a game of poker, in communication order to get a measure of his character. Zak didn't like what he saw, so he dismissed him as his attorney and instead hired Phoenix Wright to represent him after another game. Kristoph meanwhile was infuriated at being snubbed for someone he saw as a second rater, and decided to punish both Zak and Phoenix. After planting the fake page on Zak's daughter Trucy to give to Phoenix, he met with Drew Misham. Misham, something of a recluse now, used Vera's framed Gramarye stamp to set off Klavier the last letter night before the trial to Kristoph. Seven years later than planned, warn him about the fake page, and instructed him to call Drew Misham died from atroquinine poisoning, as a witness. Sure enough, Phoenix uses the page in court and was implicated for using forged evidence. From seeing Phoenix's reaction during the trial, Misham figured out that Phoenix was not the client who had requested the forgery. Klavier realized something sketchy had gone on during the case, but was never able to put his daughter was implicated.finger on it.


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At around the same time, university student Wesley Stickler stole Trucy Wright's Magic Panties - i.e. one of her magician's props - in order to try and figure out how they worked. Trucy gave chase, and Wesley was forced to hide in Meraktis's garage and stuff the panties into the exhaust of the doctor's car. This meant that Meraktis was unable to start his car and use it to transport Alita's body, and so he decided to "borrow" Guy Eldoon's noodle cart, after emptying it of all its noodle bowls. He dumped Alita and the Kitaki gun inside and started pulling it away, and made it to People Park before Wocky confronted him with a shiv.

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He also sent Drew Misham an envelope and stamp to send back confirmation of payment received for the forgery, with the stamp being spiked with atroquinnine, atroquinine, a slow acting but lethal poison. Fortunately for Drew, the stamp was a Troupe Gramarye commemorative stamp, so Vera took it and has it framed. Kristoph had plans for her as well, however. During a visit to her, he noticed she bites her fingernails as a nervous tic, so he gave her a bottle of poisoned nail varnish, telling her to wear it as a good luck charm if she has to go outside, which she is terrified of doing, so eventually she would bite her nails and die.
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Meanwhile Valant, implicated and held for Magnifi's death immediately after Zak's trial, was eventually released because of lack of evidence, and continues his career as a magician. However he met with little success, due to a combination of the scandal and lacking access to either Zak's natural talent or Magnifi's tricks. He planned to hold out for seven years, after which Zak would be declared legally dead and, in the lack of a formal will, Valant would inherit the tricks and make use of them.

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From prison, Kristoph kept in communication with Drew Misham. Misham, something of a recluse now, used Vera's framed Gramarye stamp to set off the last letter to Kristoph. Seven years later than planned, Drew Misham died from atroquinnine poisoning, and his daughter was implicated.

Phoenix, while barred from court, remained active in the legal system. In response to public sentiment that the Judge-only system of trials was closed off from wider society, he organised an experimental jurist system, using a computer program called MASON to allow the jurists to review the facts of the case. When he learns of the Misham case, he nominates it as the inaugural trial under this new system while asking Apollo to take the case, hoping the truth will finally be revealed...

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Phoenix, while barred from court, remained active in the legal system. In response to public sentiment that the Judge-only system of trials was closed off from wider society, he organised an experimental jurist system, using a computer program called MASON to allow the jurists to review the facts of the case. When he learns of the Misham case, he nominates it as the inaugural trial under this new system while asking Apollo to take the case, hoping the truth will would finally be revealed...


Unfortunately for Daryan and Machi's plan, that left Agent [=LeTouse=] with a window of opportunity to carry out an investigation while Daryan was on stage. With evidence against Daryan, [=LeTouse=] decided to confront him during the second part of the concert, Klavier and Lamiroir's collaboration. The meeting would occur in Lamiroir's dressing room, and LeTouse was armed with a .45-caliber revolver. With the plan compromised, Daryan was forced to take action. Sending a message to Machi through an earpiece he had on, he had the pianist activate the incendiary device while Klavier was playing to burn the evidence, which coincidentally lined up rather well with the lyrics of the song. This gave Daryan the opportunity to get access to [=LeTouse=]'s revolver and land a shot in the Agent's shoulder. However the powerful nature of the revolver in question meant the recoil damaged his shoulder. All of this was noticed by Lamiroir who was in the air ducts at the time as part of an illusion to perform on stage.

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Unfortunately for Daryan and Machi's plan, that left Agent [=LeTouse=] with a window of opportunity to carry out an investigation while Daryan was on stage. With evidence against Daryan, [=LeTouse=] decided to confront him during the second part of the concert, Klavier and Lamiroir's collaboration. The meeting would occur in Lamiroir's dressing room, and LeTouse [=LeTouse=] was armed with a .45-caliber revolver. With the plan compromised, Daryan was forced to take action. Sending a message to Machi through an earpiece he had on, he had the pianist activate the incendiary device while Klavier was playing to burn the evidence, which coincidentally lined up rather well with the lyrics of the song. This gave Daryan the opportunity to get access to [=LeTouse=]'s revolver and land a shot in the Agent's shoulder. However the powerful nature of the revolver in question meant the recoil damaged his shoulder. All of this was noticed by Lamiroir who was in the air ducts at the time as part of an illusion to perform on stage.



While Daryan was on stage, Machi returned to the dressing room, only to be greeted with the sight of Agent [=LeTouse=], still bleeding out on the floor. Around this time, Daryan went about putting his plan to cover up his confrontation with LeTouse into motion. With Apollo and Ema backstage, Daryan triggered the firecrackers he set in the dressing room so as to create the illusion of gunshots. A panicking Machi, unaware of his partner's plan, made an escape through the ceiling panel as Ema and Apollo entered the room. Ema quickly left to call in backup while Apollo remained with [=LeTouse=]. The barely alive [=LeTouse=] was able to give Apollo one last message and inform him that Lamiroir was a witness to the attack before he finally succumbed to his wounds.

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While Daryan was on stage, Machi returned to the dressing room, only to be greeted with the sight of Agent [=LeTouse=], still bleeding out on the floor. Around this time, Daryan went about putting his plan to cover up his confrontation with LeTouse [=LeTouse=] into motion. With Apollo and Ema backstage, Daryan triggered the firecrackers he set in the dressing room so as to create the illusion of gunshots. A panicking Machi, unaware of his partner's plan, made an escape through the ceiling panel as Ema and Apollo entered the room. Ema quickly left to call in backup while Apollo remained with [=LeTouse=]. The barely alive [=LeTouse=] was able to give Apollo one last message and inform him that Lamiroir was a witness to the attack before he finally succumbed to his wounds.


Even so, LeTouse didn't make any moves to disrupt the plan, and the guitar was succesfully delivered to Klavier with the cocoon inside. Meanwhile, the fated collaboration between Klavier and Lamiroir was set to occur in Los Angeles, during the Gavinners' "Guilty as Charged" tour. The day of the event, Daryan was set to extract the cocoon from the guitar. Stealing Klavier's key ring, he was able to get into the guitar case. However, the guitar was vacuum-packed due to the circumstances of its shipping, which left Daryan unable to extract the cocoon without alerting his bandmate to his actions. As such, he was forced to leave the cocoon for the time being and come back for it after the night's performance.

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Even so, LeTouse [=LeTouse=] didn't make any moves to disrupt the plan, and the guitar was succesfully delivered to Klavier with the cocoon inside. Meanwhile, the fated collaboration between Klavier and Lamiroir was set to occur in Los Angeles, during the Gavinners' "Guilty as Charged" tour. The day of the event, Daryan was set to extract the cocoon from the guitar. Stealing Klavier's key ring, he was able to get into the guitar case. However, the guitar was vacuum-packed due to the circumstances of its shipping, which left Daryan unable to extract the cocoon without alerting his bandmate to his actions. As such, he was forced to leave the cocoon for the time being and come back for it after the night's performance.


Still, everything seemed to be proceeding smoothly, since the two had come up with a pretty decent set-up for the smuggling. Both Daryan and Machi had successful careers in music. Daryan was guitarist in Klavier Gavin's ultra-popular rock group, The Gavinners, while Machi played piano for the popular singer Lamiroir. As fate would have it, Klavier was planning to collaborate on a song with Lamiroir, which would be performed at one of the Gavinners' concerts in Los Angeles. In preparation for the event, Lamiroir gifted Klavier a special guitar, and thanks to Klavier having it delivered through a customs-exempt evidence shipping company, it was the perfect mule for Daryan and Machi's operation. Alongside the cocoon, Machi and Daryan stashed an incendiary device and a firecracker into the guitar, activatable via remote, to work as a sort of failsafe in the event the plan went south. However, the smuggling seemed to be progressing smoothly for the two of them. Unfortunately for the two of them, they attracted the attention of Interpol agent Romein LeTouse, currently undercover as Lamiroir's manager.

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Still, everything seemed to be proceeding smoothly, since the two had come up with a pretty decent set-up for the smuggling. Both Daryan and Machi had successful careers in music. Daryan was guitarist in Klavier Gavin's ultra-popular rock group, The Gavinners, while Machi played piano for the popular singer Lamiroir. As fate would have it, Klavier was planning to collaborate on a song with Lamiroir, which would be performed at one of the Gavinners' concerts in Los Angeles. In preparation for the event, Lamiroir gifted Klavier a special guitar, and thanks to Klavier having it delivered through a customs-exempt evidence shipping company, it was the perfect mule for Daryan and Machi's operation. Alongside the cocoon, Machi and Daryan stashed an incendiary device and a firecracker into the guitar, activatable via remote, to work as a sort of failsafe in the event the plan went south. However, the smuggling seemed to be progressing smoothly for the two of them. Unfortunately for the two of them, they attracted the attention of Interpol agent Romein LeTouse, [=LeTouse=], currently undercover as Lamiroir's manager.



Unfortunately for Daryan and Machi's plan, that left Agent LeTouse with a window of opportunity to carry out an investigation while Daryan was on stage. With evidence against Daryan, LeTouse decided to confront him during the second part of the concert, Klavier and Lamiroir's collaboration. The meeting would occur in Lamiroir's dressing room, and LeTouse was armed with a .45-caliber revolver. With the plan compromised, Daryan was forced to take action. Sending a message to Machi through an earpiece he had on, he had the pianist activate the incendiary device while Klavier was playing to burn the evidence, which coincidentally lined up rather well with the lyrics of the song. This gave Daryan the opportunity to get access to LeTouse's revolver and land a shot in the Agent's shoulder. However the powerful nature of the revolver in question meant the recoil damaged his shoulder. All of this was noticed by Lamiroir who was in the air ducts at the time as part of an illusion to perform on stage.

LeTouse remained on the floor, alive, but bleeding severely. Clinging to his last bits of strength, he wrote out his ID number with his blood, so as to inform the police of his true nature. While Daryan was able to smudge the writing, it would not be enough to hide it during luminol testing. Afterwards, Daryan set about to create an alibi for himself by throwing off the time of death via setting up more incendiaries and firecrackers in the dressing room. After that, he discarded his earpiece outside the dressing room door and returned to stage for the final act of the concert. The strain of firing the murder weapon would result in a missed cue from Daryan during the Gavinners' performance of "Guilty Love".

While Daryan was on stage, Machi returned to the dressing room, only to be greeted with the sight of Agent LeTouse, still bleeding out on the floor. Around this time, Daryan went about putting his plan to cover up his confrontation with LeTouse into motion. With Apollo and Ema backstage, Daryan triggered the firecrackers he set in the dressing room so as to create the illusion of gunshots. A panicking Machi, unaware of his partner's plan, made an escape through the ceiling panel as Ema and Apollo entered the room. Ema quickly left to call in backup while Apollo remained with LeTouse. The barely alive LeTouse was able to give Apollo one last message and inform him that Lamiroir was a witness to the attack before he finally succumbed to his wounds.

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Unfortunately for Daryan and Machi's plan, that left Agent LeTouse [=LeTouse=] with a window of opportunity to carry out an investigation while Daryan was on stage. With evidence against Daryan, LeTouse [=LeTouse=] decided to confront him during the second part of the concert, Klavier and Lamiroir's collaboration. The meeting would occur in Lamiroir's dressing room, and LeTouse was armed with a .45-caliber revolver. With the plan compromised, Daryan was forced to take action. Sending a message to Machi through an earpiece he had on, he had the pianist activate the incendiary device while Klavier was playing to burn the evidence, which coincidentally lined up rather well with the lyrics of the song. This gave Daryan the opportunity to get access to LeTouse's [=LeTouse=]'s revolver and land a shot in the Agent's shoulder. However the powerful nature of the revolver in question meant the recoil damaged his shoulder. All of this was noticed by Lamiroir who was in the air ducts at the time as part of an illusion to perform on stage.

LeTouse [=LeTouse=] remained on the floor, alive, but bleeding severely. Clinging to his last bits of strength, he wrote out his ID number with his blood, so as to inform the police of his true nature. While Daryan was able to smudge the writing, it would not be enough to hide it during luminol testing. Afterwards, Daryan set about to create an alibi for himself by throwing off the time of death via setting up more incendiaries and firecrackers in the dressing room. After that, he discarded his earpiece outside the dressing room door and returned to stage for the final act of the concert. The strain of firing the murder weapon would result in a missed cue from Daryan during the Gavinners' performance of "Guilty Love".

While Daryan was on stage, Machi returned to the dressing room, only to be greeted with the sight of Agent LeTouse, [=LeTouse=], still bleeding out on the floor. Around this time, Daryan went about putting his plan to cover up his confrontation with LeTouse into motion. With Apollo and Ema backstage, Daryan triggered the firecrackers he set in the dressing room so as to create the illusion of gunshots. A panicking Machi, unaware of his partner's plan, made an escape through the ceiling panel as Ema and Apollo entered the room. Ema quickly left to call in backup while Apollo remained with LeTouse. [=LeTouse=]. The barely alive LeTouse [=LeTouse=] was able to give Apollo one last message and inform him that Lamiroir was a witness to the attack before he finally succumbed to his wounds.

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Looking to make some money, Detective Daryan Crescend and Machi Tobaye took a request from the Chief Justice to smuggle a Borginian cocoon to Los Angeles. With his son terminally ill with Incuritis, the Chief Justice needed to acquire the cocoon in order to extract the one known cure for the disease from it. This would be an especially risky maneuver, however; Borginian cocoons are also capable of producing an extremely fatal toxin, and as such, cannot be removed from the country under threat of capital punishment, which would become a major complication for Daryan and Machi.

Still, everything seemed to be proceeding smoothly, since the two had come up with a pretty decent set-up for the smuggling. Both Daryan and Machi had successful careers in music. Daryan was guitarist in Klavier Gavin's ultra-popular rock group, The Gavinners, while Machi played piano for the popular singer Lamiroir. As fate would have it, Klavier was planning to collaborate on a song with Lamiroir, which would be performed at one of the Gavinners' concerts in Los Angeles. In preparation for the event, Lamiroir gifted Klavier a special guitar, and thanks to Klavier having it delivered through a customs-exempt evidence shipping company, it was the perfect mule for Daryan and Machi's operation. Alongside the cocoon, Machi and Daryan stashed an incendiary device and a firecracker into the guitar, activatable via remote, to work as a sort of failsafe in the event the plan went south. However, the smuggling seemed to be progressing smoothly for the two of them. Unfortunately for the two of them, they attracted the attention of Interpol agent Romein LeTouse, currently undercover as Lamiroir's manager.

Even so, LeTouse didn't make any moves to disrupt the plan, and the guitar was succesfully delivered to Klavier with the cocoon inside. Meanwhile, the fated collaboration between Klavier and Lamiroir was set to occur in Los Angeles, during the Gavinners' "Guilty as Charged" tour. The day of the event, Daryan was set to extract the cocoon from the guitar. Stealing Klavier's key ring, he was able to get into the guitar case. However, the guitar was vacuum-packed due to the circumstances of its shipping, which left Daryan unable to extract the cocoon without alerting his bandmate to his actions. As such, he was forced to leave the cocoon for the time being and come back for it after the night's performance.

Unfortunately for Daryan and Machi's plan, that left Agent LeTouse with a window of opportunity to carry out an investigation while Daryan was on stage. With evidence against Daryan, LeTouse decided to confront him during the second part of the concert, Klavier and Lamiroir's collaboration. The meeting would occur in Lamiroir's dressing room, and LeTouse was armed with a .45-caliber revolver. With the plan compromised, Daryan was forced to take action. Sending a message to Machi through an earpiece he had on, he had the pianist activate the incendiary device while Klavier was playing to burn the evidence, which coincidentally lined up rather well with the lyrics of the song. This gave Daryan the opportunity to get access to LeTouse's revolver and land a shot in the Agent's shoulder. However the powerful nature of the revolver in question meant the recoil damaged his shoulder. All of this was noticed by Lamiroir who was in the air ducts at the time as part of an illusion to perform on stage.

LeTouse remained on the floor, alive, but bleeding severely. Clinging to his last bits of strength, he wrote out his ID number with his blood, so as to inform the police of his true nature. While Daryan was able to smudge the writing, it would not be enough to hide it during luminol testing. Afterwards, Daryan set about to create an alibi for himself by throwing off the time of death via setting up more incendiaries and firecrackers in the dressing room. After that, he discarded his earpiece outside the dressing room door and returned to stage for the final act of the concert. The strain of firing the murder weapon would result in a missed cue from Daryan during the Gavinners' performance of "Guilty Love".

While Daryan was on stage, Machi returned to the dressing room, only to be greeted with the sight of Agent LeTouse, still bleeding out on the floor. Around this time, Daryan went about putting his plan to cover up his confrontation with LeTouse into motion. With Apollo and Ema backstage, Daryan triggered the firecrackers he set in the dressing room so as to create the illusion of gunshots. A panicking Machi, unaware of his partner's plan, made an escape through the ceiling panel as Ema and Apollo entered the room. Ema quickly left to call in backup while Apollo remained with LeTouse. The barely alive LeTouse was able to give Apollo one last message and inform him that Lamiroir was a witness to the attack before he finally succumbed to his wounds.

Soon after, Machi would be arrested for the murder, and Apollo would find himself taking on another case.


One of the more exciting tricks of the troupe was "Zak & Valant's Quick Draw Shootem", wherein Zak and Valant would rapidly fire pistols at Thalassa. One day they try practising it with a new spin: Thalassa in mid air at the time. However the practise goes wrong, and Thalassa is shot, although it's unclear who fired the deadly shot. To preserve the reputation of the troupe, Magnifi told the others she was dead, and abandoned his daughter. Although she actually survived, she lost her sight and her memory, and took to singing under the stage name Lamiroir to make a living. During this time Zak meets Spark Bruschel, a reporter and licensed notary, who is snooping around the Troupe in the wake of the accident. He eventually befriends him.

A few years pass and Magnifi, diabetic and dying of liver cancer, is spending his final months in hospital. Determined not to succumb to his illness, he sends letters to both Zak and Valant, implying he knows who shot Thalassa, and ordering them to "fire one shot, in the forehead".

Zak arrives first as planned, and can't bring himself to shoot his mentor, so he shoots the nearby clown doll in the head. Magnifi wakes from his feigned sleep, as this was part of his plan, and writes a will bequeathing all the rights to the Gramarye tricks to Zak using a page from his journal. Valant arrives 15 minutes later with the intention of killing Magnifi and framing Zak, but cannot bring himself to shoot anything. Magnifi reveals the trick and asked Valant to support Zak. He then takes Valant's pistol and commits suicide.

However Valant, long envious of Zak's greater talent and determined not to spend the rest of his life in his shadow, tampers with the scene, making it look like Zak's gun fired the fatal shot, and changing the bag of insulin to obfuscate the estimated time of death. His plan works, and Zak is charged with Magnifi's murder. Although he has Magnifi's will which could potentially exonerate him, Zak doesn't show it to anyone so as to protect Valant.

Respected Defense Lawyer Kristoph Gavin sees the publicity surrounding the case, and surmises Zak's lawyer could get a lot of fame and respect from a successful defense, so offers his services to Zak and investigates the facts of the case. He notes the missing page in Magnifi's journal, and gets in contact with Drew Misham, artist and purported forger, to construct a "final" journal entry which shows that Magnifi survived his meeting with Zak, naturally implicating Valant. In truth, it's Misham's daughter Vera who is the forger; Misham is essentially her agent.

Kristoph is ready to go to court against his younger brother Klavier, who just became a prosecutor, when Zak calls him to the detention center to play a game of poker. Kristoph loses the game, but what's important is Zak gets a measure of his character, and doesn't like what he sees, so he dismisses him as his attorney and instead calls Phoenix Wright to represent him after another game.

Kristophe is infuriated at being snubbed for who he sees as a second rater, and is determined to punish both Zak and Phoenix. After planting the fake page on Zak's daughter Trucy to give to Phoenix, he meets with Klavier the night before the trial to warn him about the fake page, and gives Drew Misham's name as a witness. Sure enough, Phoenix uses the page in court and is implicated for using forged evidence. With Phoenix's theory of the crime utterly discredited it looks like Zak will be convicted.

Zak however has other plans: He doesn't want Valant implicated, so he's been planning to escape from court regardless of the verdict. As the judge is about to pass his verdict, he pulls off a magic trick and flees the courtroom, aided by Trucy. Kristoph didn't expect this, and becomes paranoid he will eventually be implicated in the forgery, so he starts keeping track of everyone involved in the case. He befriends Phoenix, being the only one to stick up for him at his disbarment hearing, although this is not enough to prevent Phoenix losing his license. While he cannot find Zak directly, he has his associate Spark Bruschel tracked.

He also sends Drew Misham an envelope and stamp to send back confirmation of payment received for the forgery, but the stamp is spiked with atroquinnine, a slow acting but lethal poison. Fortunately for Drew the stamp is a Troupe Gramarye commemorative stamp, so Vera takes it and has it framed. Kristoph has plans for her as well, however. During a visit to her, he notices she bites her fingernails as a nervous tic, so he gives her a bottle of poisoned nail varnish, telling her to wear it as a good luck charm if she has to go outside, which she is terrified of doing, so eventually she will bite her nails and die.

Seven years pass. Trucy, all alone now, has been adopted by Phoenix Wright, and actually becomes the breadwinner for the family since Phoenix's profession is closed off to him. Not that Phoenix is resting on his laurels. He spends a significant part of the next seven years investigating both Magnifi's death and the piece of forged evidence, a vague but as yet unconfirmed suspicion of Kristoph forming. Kristoph has a successful law office even without the publicity of the Gramarye case, and eventually hires an overeager new attorney called Apollo Justice.

Meanwhile Valant, implicated and held for Magnifi's death immediately after Zak's trial, is eventually released because of lack of evidence, and continues his career as a magician. However he is met with much less successful as before, a combination of the scandal and lacking access to either Zak's natural talent or Magnifi's tricks. He plans to hold out for seven years, after which Zak will be declared legally dead and, in the lack of a formal will, Valant will inherit the tricks and make use of them. However Zak is also aware of this law, and must act.

Phoenix is working a job as a pianist and poker player at a Borscht restaurant, and is surprised when Zak, under the name of Shadi Smith, turns up one night. Zak has brought Bruschel, who while a reporter is still a licensed notary, and has him draw up a note declaring Shadi Enigmar alive and bequeathing the rights to the Grammarye tricks to his daughter Trucy. However Kristoph, through Bruschel, has learned of Zak's reappearance, and after a poker game becomes an argument, he kills Zak to silence him, and for good measure tampers with the scene to implicate Phoenix. Phoenix is no stranger to being a murder suspect however, and is able to turn the subsequent trial around and have Kristoph convicted of the murder, and eventually hires Kristoph's protege Apollo as well.

From prison, Kristoph keeps in communication with Drew Misham. Misham, something of a recluse now, is running out of stamps, and to send off the final letter to Kristoph resorts to using Vera's framed Gramarye stamp. Seven years later than planned, Drew Misham dies from atroquinnine poisoning, and his daughter is implicated.

Phoenix, while barred from court, is still active in the legal system. In response to public sentiment that the Judge-only system of trials is closed off from wider society, he organises an experimental jurist system, using a computer program called MASON to allow the jurists to review the facts of the case. When he learns of the Misham case, he nominates it as the inaugral trial under this new system while asking Apollo to take the case, hoping the truth will finally be revealed...

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One of the more exciting tricks of the troupe was "Zak & Valant's Quick Draw Shootem", wherein Zak and Valant would rapidly fire pistols at Thalassa. One day they try practising it with a new spin: Thalassa in mid air at the time. However the practise goes wrong, practice went wrong and Thalassa is was shot, although it's unclear who fired the deadly shot. To preserve the reputation of the troupe, Magnifi told the others she was dead, and abandoned his daughter. Although she actually survived, she lost her sight and her memory, and took to singing under the stage name Lamiroir to make a living. During this time Zak meets met Spark Bruschel, a reporter and licensed notary, who is was snooping around the Troupe in the wake of the accident. He accident, and eventually befriends befriended him.

A few years pass passed and Magnifi, diabetic and dying of liver cancer, is spending would spend his final months in hospital. Determined not to succumb to his illness, he sends sent letters to both Zak and Valant, implying that he knows knew who shot Thalassa, and ordering them to "fire one shot, in the forehead".

forehead". It was all one last game; if Zak arrives or Valant shot a nearby clown doll, Magnifi would pass on all his magical knowledge to him. If one of them shot Magnifi, he would die and his knowledge would go with him. If they did nothing, they would get nothing.

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first as planned, and can't Magnifi was seemingly sleeping, but he couldn't bring himself to shoot his mentor, so he shoots the shot a nearby clown doll in the head. Magnifi wakes woke from his feigned sleep, as this was part of his plan, and writes wrote a will bequeathing all the rights to the Gramarye tricks to Zak using a page from his journal. Valant arrives arrived 15 minutes later with the intention of killing Magnifi and framing Zak, but cannot could not bring himself to shoot anything. Magnifi reveals revealed the trick and asked Valant to support Zak. He then takes Valant's After Valant left, he took the unused pistol and commits used it to commit suicide.

However Valant, long envious of Zak's greater talent and determined not to spend the rest of his life in his shadow, tampers tampered with the scene, making it look like Zak's gun fired the fatal shot, and changing the bag of insulin to obfuscate the estimated time of death. His plan works, worked, and Zak is was charged with Magnifi's murder. Although he has could have potentially exonerated himself with Magnifi's will which could potentially exonerate him, will, Zak doesn't didn't show it to anyone so as to protect Valant.

Respected Defense Lawyer Kristoph Gavin sees saw the publicity surrounding the case, and surmises surmised that Zak's lawyer could get a lot of fame and respect from a successful defense, so offers he offered his services to Zak and investigates investigated the facts of the case. He notes noticed the missing page in Magnifi's journal, and gets anonymously got in contact with Drew Misham, artist and purported forger, to construct a "final" journal entry which shows would show that Magnifi survived his meeting with Zak, naturally implicating Valant. In truth, it's it was Misham's daughter Vera who is was the forger; Misham is was essentially her agent.

Kristoph is was ready to go to court against his younger brother Klavier, who had just became become a prosecutor, when Zak calls called him to the detention center to play a game of poker. Kristoph loses the game, but what's important is Zak gets poker, in order to get a measure of his character, and doesn't character. Zak didn't like what he sees, saw, so he dismisses dismissed him as his attorney and instead calls hired Phoenix Wright to represent him after another game.

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game. Kristoph meanwhile was infuriated at being snubbed for who someone he sees saw as a second rater, and is determined decided to punish both Zak and Phoenix. After planting the fake page on Zak's daughter Trucy to give to Phoenix, he meets met with Klavier the night before the trial to warn him about the fake page, and gives instructed him to call Drew Misham's name Misham as a witness. Sure enough, Phoenix uses the page in court and is was implicated for using forged evidence. From seeing Phoenix's reaction during the trial, Misham figured out that Phoenix was not the client who had requested the forgery. Klavier realized something sketchy had gone on during the case, but was never able to put his finger on it.

With Phoenix's theory of the crime utterly discredited discredited, it looks looked like Zak will would be convicted.

convicted. Zak however has had other plans: He doesn't didn't want Valant implicated, so he's been planning he had planned to escape from court regardless of the verdict. As the judge is was about to pass his verdict, he pulls pulled off a magic trick and flees escaped the courtroom, aided by Trucy. Kristoph didn't expect this, and becomes became paranoid that he will would eventually be implicated in the forgery, so he starts started keeping track of everyone involved in the case. He befriends befriended Phoenix, being the only one to stick up for him at his disbarment hearing, although this is was not enough to prevent Phoenix losing his license. While When he cannot was unable to find Zak directly, he has had his associate Spark Bruschel tracked.

He also sends sent Drew Misham an envelope and stamp to send back confirmation of payment received for the forgery, but with the stamp is being spiked with atroquinnine, a slow acting but lethal poison. Fortunately for Drew Drew, the stamp is was a Troupe Gramarye commemorative stamp, so Vera takes took it and has it framed. Kristoph has had plans for her as well, however. During a visit to her, he notices noticed she bites her fingernails as a nervous tic, so he gives gave her a bottle of poisoned nail varnish, telling her to wear it as a good luck charm if she has to go outside, which she is terrified of doing, so eventually she will would bite her nails and die.

Seven years pass. passed. Trucy, all alone now, has been was adopted by Phoenix Wright, and actually becomes became the breadwinner for the family since Phoenix's profession is was closed off to him. Not that Phoenix is was resting on his laurels. He spends spent a significant part of the next seven years investigating both Magnifi's death and the piece of forged evidence, a vague but as yet unconfirmed suspicion of Kristoph forming. Kristoph has started a successful law office even without the publicity of the Gramarye case, and eventually hires hired an overeager new attorney called Apollo Justice.

Meanwhile Valant, implicated and held for Magnifi's death immediately after Zak's trial, is was eventually released because of lack of evidence, and continues his career as a magician. However he is met with much less successful as before, little success, due to a combination of the scandal and lacking access to either Zak's natural talent or Magnifi's tricks. He plans planned to hold out for seven years, after which Zak will would be declared legally dead and, in the lack of a formal will, Valant will would inherit the tricks and make use of them. However them.

However,
Zak is was also aware of this the law, and must act.

made plans to have Trucy inherit Magnifi's magic. Phoenix is was working a job as a pianist and poker player at a Borscht restaurant, and is surprised restaurant when Zak, under the name of Shadi Smith, turns turned up one night. Zak has brought night with Bruschel, who while in addition to being a reporter is still was also a licensed notary, and has him draw notary. On Zak's orders, Bruschel drew up a note declaring Shadi Enigmar alive and bequeathing the rights to the Grammarye tricks to his daughter Trucy. However However, Kristoph, through Bruschel, has learned of Zak's reappearance, reappearance and after a poker game becomes an argument, he kills killed Zak later that evening to silence him, and for good measure tampers with thereby setting in motion the scene to implicate Phoenix. events of ''Turnabout Trump''. Phoenix is no stranger to being a murder suspect however, and is was able to turn the subsequent trial around and have Kristoph convicted of the murder, and eventually hires hired Kristoph's protege Apollo as well.

Apollo.

From prison, Kristoph keeps kept in communication with Drew Misham. Misham, something of a recluse now, is running out of stamps, and to send off the final letter to Kristoph resorts to using used Vera's framed Gramarye stamp. stamp to set off the last letter to Kristoph. Seven years later than planned, Drew Misham dies died from atroquinnine poisoning, and his daughter is was implicated.

Phoenix, while barred from court, is still remained active in the legal system. In response to public sentiment that the Judge-only system of trials is was closed off from wider society, he organises organised an experimental jurist system, using a computer program called MASON to allow the jurists to review the facts of the case. When he learns of the Misham case, he nominates it as the inaugral inaugural trial under this new system while asking Apollo to take the case, hoping the truth will finally be revealed...


In a defendant lobby the next morning, rookie lawyer Apollo Justice prepares to begin his first court case, accompanied by his mentor, accomplished defense attorney Kristoph Gavin. It's the murder shown in the prologue, and as per usual, Winston Payne is the prosecutor for the first of the game's trials. Amazingly, the defendant is none other than Phoenix Wright, who's been out of the law game for seven years, and is now considered a fallen lawyer of sorts.

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In a defendant lobby the next morning, rookie lawyer Apollo Justice prepares to begin his first court case, accompanied by his mentor, accomplished defense attorney Kristoph Gavin. It's the murder shown in the prologue, and as per usual, Winston Payne is the prosecutor for the first of the game's trials. Amazingly, the defendant is none other than Phoenix Wright, who's been out of the law game for seven years, and is now considered a fallen lawyer of sorts.
sorts. It's mentioned that Phoenix specifically hired Apollo as his lawyer, rather than Kristoph.



Kristoph deduces that the reason Payne's so certain of Phoenix's guilt is that he has a decisive witness. Enter Olga Orly, a waitress at the restaurant who also takes photos of customers, one of which is of Phoenix and Smith sitting together. Olga testifies that she was the dealer for Phoenix and Smith's game, and that she saw Phoenix strangling Smith. Apollo points out that Smith was bludgeoned to death, not strangled, and after further questioning, it turns out that Phoenix was actually getting a locket with a picture of a young girl from around Smith's neck. When asked about the locket, Phoenix claims that the girl is his daughter.

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Kristoph deduces that the reason Payne's so certain Phoenix was at the scene of Phoenix's guilt the crime is that he has a decisive witness. Enter Olga Orly, a waitress at the restaurant who also takes photos of customers, one of which is of Phoenix and Smith sitting together. Olga testifies that she was the dealer for Phoenix and Smith's game, and that she saw Phoenix strangling Smith. Apollo points out that Smith was bludgeoned to death, not strangled, and after further questioning, it turns out that Phoenix was actually getting a locket with a picture of a young girl from around Smith's neck. When asked about the locket, Phoenix claims that the girl is his daughter.



Apollo isn’t convinced that Phoenix would do this for no apparent reason, and notices Olga scratching her neck more and more when he tries to discuss the subject. Suddenly his vision zooms in and slows down, enabling him to perceive Olga’s neck scratching in detail. He decides to try jogging her memory by presenting the bottle, and points out to the court that she always scratches her neck when talking about the moment of the crime, almost as if ‘’she’s’’ the one who got hit by the bottle. Olga insists that Phoenix hit Smith, and that she didn’t take her eyes off him until the police arrived…

...and in doing so screws herself over. Apollo informs her that Phoenix was the one who called the police, and that he left the basement to do so. So just how on earth could Olga have kept her eyes on him during that time?

Finally caught, Olga comes clean; it wasn't Phoenix who used the bottle, but Smith. She explains that after their plan failed, Smith grabbed the bottle and hit her on the back of the neck with it, knocking her out. She claims that when she woke up, Smith was dead, but Kristoph argues that she’s the real killer, and lying to avoid being identified as such. He points out that she was the only other person who was in the basement, and reiterates Apollo’s earlier claim that she and Smith got into a confrontation that ended with his death. Olga denies the murder and claims that someone's trying to frame her…

...and then Phoenix once again appears at the stand, claiming that it’s not like Kristoph to come to such a hasty conclusion. He reminds the court of his theory of a fourth person - the true killer - being at the scene of the crime, and states that he bought this case to court so that he could identify and catch them. And it just so happens that they're inside the courtroom right now, and they provided a clue to their identity at the beginning of the trial; they thought the cards used at the time of the murder were blue. Phoenix asks who this person could be, and Apollo realizes that it's Kristoph Gavin, who made a remark about the cards having blue backs long before that bit of information was revealed to the court. Phoenix is accusing his own defense attorney of Smith's murder!

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Apollo isn’t convinced that Phoenix would do this for no apparent reason, and notices Olga scratching her neck more and more when he tries to discuss the subject. Suddenly his vision zooms in and slows down, enabling him to perceive Olga’s neck scratching in detail. He decides to try jogging her memory by presenting the bottle, and points out to the court that she always scratches her neck when talking about the moment of the crime, almost as if ‘’she’s’’ the one who got hit by the bottle. bottle.

Olga insists that Phoenix hit Smith, and that she didn’t take her eyes off him until the police arrived…

...and in doing so screws herself over.
arrived, only for Apollo informs to inform her that Phoenix was the one who called the police, and that he left the basement to do so. So just how on earth could Olga have kept her eyes on him during that time?

Finally caught, Olga comes clean; it wasn't Phoenix who used the bottle, but Smith. She explains that after After their plan failed, Smith grabbed the bottle and hit her on the back of the neck with it, knocking her out. She Olga claims that when she woke up, Smith was dead, but Kristoph argues that she’s the real killer, and lying to avoid being identified as such. He points out that she was the only other person who was in the basement, and reiterates Apollo’s earlier claim that she and Smith got into a confrontation that ended with his death. Olga denies the murder and claims that someone's trying to frame her…

...and then Phoenix once again appears at the stand, claiming that it’s not like Kristoph to come to such a hasty conclusion. He reminds the court of his theory of a fourth person - the true killer - being at the scene of the crime, and states suggests that they're the true killer. Then in another twist, he bought this case to court so that he could identify and catch them. And it just so happens reveals that they're inside the courtroom right now, and they provided just so happened to provide a clue to their identity at the beginning of the trial; they thought the cards used at the time of the murder were blue. Phoenix asks who this person could be, and Apollo realizes that it's Kristoph Gavin, Kristoph, who made a remark about the cards having blue backs long before that bit of information was revealed to the court. Phoenix is accusing a member of his own defense attorney team of Smith's murder!



Court resumes with Kristoph taking the stand, and Phoenix taking his place on the defense's bench. The former lawyer points out that the only point Smith's hat was off was the time between the moment of the murder and Phoenix putting the hat back on his head. Meaning that the only way Kristoph could know about it before the trial would be if he were the real killer. Kristoph however has his own explanation; before he had been hired by Phoenix, he returned to the restaurant and went down into the basement, out of fear that Smith might try something. Through a window, he saw Smith dead with his hat off, and Phoenix holding the grape juice bottle. He claims he didn't provide this information earlier to avoid incriminating his client.

Apollo insists that there would have had to be a fourth person there to swap out the missing ace, but Kristoph asks why the killer would bother to do such a thing. Acting on impulse, Apollo presents the bloody ace to the court, causing Kristoph [[OhCrap to freak out]]. Phoenix claims that he took the card from the restaurant and gave it to his daughter, but Kristoph suddenly insists that it has to be a fake. He quickly shuts up when Phoenix points out that the only person who could be certain of that is Smith's killer, however. Phoenix goes on to suggest that the blood on it came from Smith's head wound, and that the killer took it to hide the blood, thereby answering Kristoph's question.

Phoenix informs Apollo that if the card was on the table when the drop of blood landed on it, there's a problem with the crime scene. Picturing the scene in his head, Apollo figures out that since Smith's head was knocked back when he was killed, the blood went down the back of his head, meaning that it would have gone on the floor if he was facing the table. It could have gotten on the card if Smith was facing away from the table, but in that scenario, the only spot the killer could have stood in during the murder is occupied by a large cupboard. If the cupboard was moved a bit to the right however, the killer could have stood there instead.

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Court resumes with Kristoph taking the stand, and Phoenix taking his place on the defense's bench. The former lawyer points out that the only point time Smith's hat was came off was the time between the moment of the murder murder, and that Phoenix putting put the hat back on his head. shortly afterwards. Meaning that the only way Kristoph someone else could know about it before the trial would be if he they were the real killer. Kristoph however has his own explanation; before he had been hired by Phoenix, he returned to the restaurant and went down into the basement, out of fear that Smith might try something. Through a window, he saw Smith dead with his hat off, and Phoenix holding the grape juice bottle. He claims he didn't provide this information earlier to avoid incriminating his client.

Apollo insists that there would have had to be a fourth person there to swap out the missing ace, but Kristoph asks why the killer would bother to do such a thing. Acting on impulse, Apollo presents the bloody ace to the court, causing court. Kristoph [[OhCrap to freak out]]. Phoenix claims does not react well]], insisting that he took the card from the restaurant and gave it to his daughter, but Kristoph suddenly insists that it has to be a fake. He quickly shuts up when Phoenix points out that the only person who could be certain of that is Smith's killer, however. Phoenix goes on to suggest that the blood on it came from Smith's head wound, and that the killer took it to hide the blood, thereby answering Kristoph's question.

question of why it was taken.

In order to elaborate,
Phoenix informs Apollo that if the card was on the table when the drop of blood landed on it, there's a problem with the crime scene. Picturing the scene in his head, Apollo figures out that since Smith's head was knocked back when he was killed, the blood went down the back of his head, meaning that it would have gone on the floor if he was facing the table. It could have gotten on the card if Smith was facing away from the table, but in that scenario, the only spot the killer could have stood in during the murder is occupied by a large cupboard. If the cupboard was moved a bit to the right however, the killer could have stood there instead.



The judge moves to have Phoenix acquitted and Kristoph arrested, but Kristoph refuses to go down. He again claims that the card's fake evidence, and reminds the court that Phoenix's upside down prints were found on the murderous bottle of grape juice, as if he were using it to hit someone. Apollo looks at Olga's photo of Phoenix and Smith, where he notices a load of grape juice bottles next to Phoenix's piano stool, and figures out that if Phoenix tried to pick up a bottle while sat at the piano, he would naturally grab it in an upside down grip. He argues that Kristoph used the grape juice bottle Phoenix was drinking from during their dinner to commit the murder, before swapping it for one of the bottles under the piano to pin the blame on Phoenix. The results of the investigation Phoenix requested earlier are then revealed; among the bottles next to the piano is a bottle containing the card Olga tried to plant on Phoenix earlier. The only person who could have put that bottle under the piano is Kristoph.

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The judge moves to have Phoenix acquitted and Kristoph arrested, but Kristoph refuses to go down. He again claims that the card's fake evidence, and reminds the court that Phoenix's upside down prints were found on the murderous bottle of grape juice, as if he were using it to hit someone. Apollo looks at Olga's photo of Phoenix and Smith, where he notices a load of grape juice bottles next to Phoenix's piano stool, and figures out that if Phoenix tried to pick up a bottle while sat at the piano, he would naturally grab it in an upside down grip. He argues that Kristoph used the grape juice bottle Phoenix was drinking from during their dinner to commit the murder, before swapping it for one of the bottles under the piano to pin the blame on Phoenix. Phoenix.

The results of the investigation Phoenix requested earlier are then revealed; among the police checked all the bottles next to the piano is Phoenix's piano, finding among them a bottle containing the card Olga tried to plant on Phoenix earlier. The only person who could have put that bottle under the piano is Kristoph.



Meeting Phoenix in the defendant lobby, Apollo guesses that the girl who gave him the bloody ace is the same girl shown in the locket Phoenix took from Smith. He asks why Smith would have a locket displaying a photo of Phoenix's daughter, but Phoenix only replies that the straightest path to the truth isn't always the best one. With Apollo now out of a job thanks to the arrest of his boss, Phoenix offers him one at his agency, even though he's no longer practicing law. When Apollo brings this up, Phoenix admits that he's not qualified to do so anymore, and reveals that the bloody ace Apollo used is in fact forged evidence he created. Kristoph wouldn't have been stupid enough to let the real bloody ace leave his possession, after all. Shocked and angered by this revelation, Apollo asks if "the rumour" from seven years ago is true, but Phoenix states that it doesn't matter now. He assures Apollo that the job offer's still on the table, and leaves.

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Meeting Phoenix in the defendant lobby, Apollo guesses that the girl who gave him the bloody ace is the same girl shown in the locket Phoenix took from Smith. He asks why Smith would have a locket displaying a photo of Phoenix's daughter, but Phoenix only replies that the straightest path to the truth isn't always the best one. one.

With Apollo now out of a job work thanks to the arrest of his boss, Phoenix offers him one a job at his agency, even though he's no longer practicing practising law. When Apollo brings this up, Phoenix admits that he's not qualified to do so anymore, and reveals that the bloody ace Apollo used is in fact forged evidence he created. Kristoph wouldn't have been stupid enough to let the real bloody ace leave his possession, after all. Shocked and angered by this revelation, Apollo asks if "the rumour" from seven years ago is true, but Phoenix states that it doesn't matter now. He assures Apollo that the job offer's still on the table, and leaves.



Alita Tiala was a nurse in the employ of mob doctor Pal Meraktis when Wocky Kitaki, heir to the Kitaki crime family, was shot during a gunfight with a rival family and came to their clinic to get the bullet removed. Meraktis attempted to operate, but the bullet was too close to his heart for the doctor to safely extract it, so he left it inside Wocky. He and Alita hid the medical report in Meraktis's safe, and claimed to the Kitakis that the operation was a success, even though Wocky was left with a bullet inside him that could kill him at any moment. Taking advantage of this, Alita began a relationship with Wocky and soon got engaged to him, knowing that when he died, he would leave her his massive inheritance.

Wocky discovered what Meraktis had done after a health check six months later. He made plans to deal with Meraktis over the matter, but Alita talked him out of doing so, not wanting him or his family to discover she had been complicit in Meraktis's actions. She went over to the Meraktis clinic with a Kitaki handgun, intending to force him to give her the damning medical report and dispose of it, only for Meraktis to attack her right after he opened the safe. Alita managed to get a shot off, but only hit the inside of the safe, and Meraktis soon strangled her into unconscious with a lamp power cord. Apparently not thinking straight after the whole confrontation, Meraktis assumed Alita was dead and made plans to dispose of the body.

At around the same time, university student Wesley Stickler stole Trucy Wright's Magic Panties - i.e. one of her magician's props - in order to try and figure out how they worked. Trucy gave chase, and Wesley was forced to hide in Meraktis's garage and stuff the panties into the exhaust of the doctor's car. This meant that Meraktis was unable to start his car and use it to transport Alita's body, and so he decided to "borrow" Guy Eldoon's noodle cart, after emptying it of all its noodle bowls. He dumped Alita and the Kitaki gun inside and started pulling it away, and made it to People Park before Wocky confronted him with a shiv. Alita woke up during this time, and shot Meraktis with the gun to prevent him from ratting her out. Moments before she did so, Wesley - still out on his panty thieving - saw the confrontation between Wocky and Meraktis and called out to them from near the bin in the park. Both Wocky and Meraktis looked around at the sound, and as a result, Alita's bullet hit Meraktis in his right temple.

Wocky and Wesley both fled the scene at the sound of the gunshot, with Alita doing the same once the coast was clear. Wocky was arrested on suspicion of Meraktis's murder the next day, and Alita, now playing the part of the concerned fiance, hired Apollo Justice to defend him, confident that the rookie attorney would never be able to get Wocky acquitted...

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Alita Tiala was a nurse in the employ of mob doctor Pal Meraktis when Wocky Kitaki, heir to the Kitaki crime family, was shot during a gunfight with a rival family and came to their clinic to get the bullet removed. Meraktis attempted to operate, but the The bullet was too close to his Wocky's heart for the doctor to safely extract it, so he left it inside Wocky. He and Alita hid the medical report in Meraktis's safe, and claimed to the Kitakis that the operation was a success, even though Wocky was left with a bullet inside him that could kill him at any moment. Taking advantage of this, Alita began a relationship with Wocky and soon got engaged to him, knowing that when he died, he would leave her his massive inheritance.

Wocky discovered what Meraktis had done after a health check six months later. He made plans to deal with Meraktis over the matter, but Alita talked him out of doing so, not wanting him or his family to discover she had been complicit in Meraktis's actions. She went over to the Meraktis clinic with a Kitaki handgun, intending to force him to give her the damning medical report and so she could dispose of it, only for Meraktis to attack her right after he opened the safe. Alita managed to get a shot off, but only hit the inside of the safe, and Meraktis soon strangled her into unconscious with a lamp power cord. Apparently not thinking straight after the whole confrontation, Meraktis assumed Alita was dead and made plans to dispose of the her body.

At around the same time, university student Wesley Stickler stole Trucy Wright's Magic Panties - i.e. one of her magician's props - in order to try and figure out how they worked. Trucy gave chase, and Wesley was forced to hide in Meraktis's garage and stuff the panties into the exhaust of the doctor's car. This meant that Meraktis was unable to start his car and use it to transport Alita's body, and so he decided to "borrow" Guy Eldoon's noodle cart, after emptying it of all its noodle bowls. He dumped Alita and the Kitaki gun inside and started pulling it away, and made it to People Park before Wocky confronted him with a shiv. shiv.

Alita woke up during this time, and shot Meraktis with the gun to prevent him from ratting her out. Moments before she did so, Wesley - still out on his panty thieving - saw the confrontation between Wocky and Meraktis and called out to them from near the bin in the park. park, where he had hidden the panties of Plum Kitaki. Both Wocky and Meraktis looked around at the sound, and as a result, Alita's bullet hit Meraktis in his right temple.

temple. Wocky and Wesley both fled the scene at the sound of the gunshot, with Alita doing the same once the coast was clear.clear, leaving her hospital slippers behind. Wocky was arrested on suspicion of Meraktis's murder the next day, and Alita, now playing the part of the concerned fiance, hired Apollo Justice to defend him, confident that the rookie attorney would never be able to get Wocky acquitted...

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Alita Tiala was a nurse in the employ of mob doctor Pal Meraktis when Wocky Kitaki, heir to the Kitaki crime family, was shot during a gunfight with a rival family and came to their clinic to get the bullet removed. Meraktis attempted to operate, but the bullet was too close to his heart for the doctor to safely extract it, so he left it inside Wocky. He and Alita hid the medical report in Meraktis's safe, and claimed to the Kitakis that the operation was a success, even though Wocky was left with a bullet inside him that could kill him at any moment. Taking advantage of this, Alita began a relationship with Wocky and soon got engaged to him, knowing that when he died, he would leave her his massive inheritance.

Wocky discovered what Meraktis had done after a health check six months later. He made plans to deal with Meraktis over the matter, but Alita talked him out of doing so, not wanting him or his family to discover she had been complicit in Meraktis's actions. She went over to the Meraktis clinic with a Kitaki handgun, intending to force him to give her the damning medical report and dispose of it, only for Meraktis to attack her right after he opened the safe. Alita managed to get a shot off, but only hit the inside of the safe, and Meraktis soon strangled her into unconscious with a lamp power cord. Apparently not thinking straight after the whole confrontation, Meraktis assumed Alita was dead and made plans to dispose of the body.

At around the same time, university student Wesley Stickler stole Trucy Wright's Magic Panties - i.e. one of her magician's props - in order to try and figure out how they worked. Trucy gave chase, and Wesley was forced to hide in Meraktis's garage and stuff the panties into the exhaust of the doctor's car. This meant that Meraktis was unable to start his car and use it to transport Alita's body, and so he decided to "borrow" Guy Eldoon's noodle cart, after emptying it of all its noodle bowls. He dumped Alita and the Kitaki gun inside and started pulling it away, and made it to People Park before Wocky confronted him with a shiv. Alita woke up during this time, and shot Meraktis with the gun to prevent him from ratting her out. Moments before she did so, Wesley - still out on his panty thieving - saw the confrontation between Wocky and Meraktis and called out to them from near the bin in the park. Both Wocky and Meraktis looked around at the sound, and as a result, Alita's bullet hit Meraktis in his right temple.

Wocky and Wesley both fled the scene at the sound of the gunshot, with Alita doing the same once the coast was clear. Wocky was arrested on suspicion of Meraktis's murder the next day, and Alita, now playing the part of the concerned fiance, hired Apollo Justice to defend him, confident that the rookie attorney would never be able to get Wocky acquitted...

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Kristoph Gavin dined with Phoenix Wright at the Borscht Bowl Club, and left just as mysterious traveller Shadi Smith was arriving to challenge Phoenix to a game of poker. For reasons known only to himself, Kristoph decided to murder Smith. At the same time, Smith was planning to destroy Phoenix's reputation as an unbeaten poker player with the aid of Olga Orly, a professional gambler posing as a waitress at the Borscht Bowl Club.

Their plan was for Olga - who was working as the dealer in Phoenix and Smith's poker game - to plant a card on Phoenix and then deal five aces during a hand, after which Smith would search Phoenix and "find" the planted card, thereby making it appear that he was just a cheater. The plot was foiled prior to the game, when Phoenix discovered the card and threw it in one of his empty grape juice bottles. Smith didn't take kindly to his plan failing, hitting Olga with a grape juice bottle and knocking her out.

Phoenix left the room to call the police, and while he was gone, Kristoph seized his chance, entering the room using a secret passage known to all the patrons of the establishment. Smith turned around in his chair to face Kristoph, who hit him over the head with the grape juice bottle Phoenix had used to hide the planted card. Smith was killed, his hat was knocked off and a drop of his blood landed on one of the ace cards in his hand. Kristoph replaced the murderous bottle with one of the ones Phoenix had been drinking from earlier, and covered up his use of the secret passage by turning Smith around to face the table, and replacing the bloody ace with another card.

When Phoenix returned to discover Smith murdered, he called Kristoph to hire his services as a lawyer, but after Kristoph made a remark about Smith having a bald forehead despite never seeing it before, Phoenix put two and two together and figured out what had taken place. Making plans to catch Kristoph, he put the hat back on Smith's head, and recreated the ace card Kristoph had taken with him in order to be able to "prove" that he had entered the room through the secret passage. Finally, he entrusted his defense not to Kristoph, but to a rookie attorney in Kristoph's employ, trusting him to do the right thing and reveal the truth...


Finally caught, Olga comes clean; it wasn't Phoenix who used the bottle, but Smith. She explains that after their plan failed, Smith grabbed the bottle and hit her on the back of the neck with it, knocking her out. She claims that when she woke up, Smith was dead, but Kristoph argues that she’s the real killer, and lying to avoid being identified as such. He points out that she was the only other person who was in the basement, and reiterates Apollo’s earlier claim that she and Smith got into a confrontation that ended with his death. Olga denies the murder and claims that someone's trying tp frame her…

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Finally caught, Olga comes clean; it wasn't Phoenix who used the bottle, but Smith. She explains that after their plan failed, Smith grabbed the bottle and hit her on the back of the neck with it, knocking her out. She claims that when she woke up, Smith was dead, but Kristoph argues that she’s the real killer, and lying to avoid being identified as such. He points out that she was the only other person who was in the basement, and reiterates Apollo’s earlier claim that she and Smith got into a confrontation that ended with his death. Olga denies the murder and claims that someone's trying tp to frame her…



Finally caught, Kristoph smashes his fist down on the witness stand, and asks Phoenix if his actions today were revenge for the loss of his attorney's badge seven years ago. Phoenix replies that "My past is like my logic, straight and true. Nothing's changed. All I did was point the finger of justice in the proper." Upon hearing this, Kristoph turns AffablyEvil, and thanks Phoenix for their little tête-à-tête.

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Finally caught, Kristoph smashes his fist down on the witness stand, and asks Phoenix if his actions today were revenge for the loss of his attorney's badge seven years ago. Phoenix replies that "My past is like my logic, straight and true. Nothing's changed. All I did was point the finger of justice in the proper.proper direction." Upon hearing this, Kristoph turns AffablyEvil, and thanks Phoenix for their little tête-à-tête.

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Court resumes, and Olga is called back to the stand. It turns out that she’s actually a professional gambler, and had been hired by Smith to help him destroy Phoenix’s reputation as a poker player. Their plan was for Olga to plant a card on Phoenix prior to the game, and then deal five aces during a hand to make it look like someone had swapped a card in. Smith would then search Phoenix and “discover” the planted card, thereby making him look like a cheat. Olga testifies that when the time came to execute the plan, Smith was unable to find the planted card on Phoenix, and that Phoenix hit him with the bottle immediately afterwards.

Apollo isn’t convinced that Phoenix would do this for no apparent reason, and notices Olga scratching her neck more and more when he tries to discuss the subject. Suddenly his vision zooms in and slows down, enabling him to perceive Olga’s neck scratching in detail. He decides to try jogging her memory by presenting the bottle, and points out to the court that she always scratches her neck when talking about the moment of the crime, almost as if ‘’she’s’’ the one who got hit by the bottle. Olga insists that Phoenix hit Smith, and that she didn’t take her eyes off him until the police arrived…

...and in doing so screws herself over. Apollo informs her that Phoenix was the one who called the police, and that he left the basement to do so. So just how on earth could Olga have kept her eyes on him during that time?

Finally caught, Olga comes clean; it wasn't Phoenix who used the bottle, but Smith. She explains that after their plan failed, Smith grabbed the bottle and hit her on the back of the neck with it, knocking her out. She claims that when she woke up, Smith was dead, but Kristoph argues that she’s the real killer, and lying to avoid being identified as such. He points out that she was the only other person who was in the basement, and reiterates Apollo’s earlier claim that she and Smith got into a confrontation that ended with his death. Olga denies the murder and claims that someone's trying tp frame her…

...and then Phoenix once again appears at the stand, claiming that it’s not like Kristoph to come to such a hasty conclusion. He reminds the court of his theory of a fourth person - the true killer - being at the scene of the crime, and states that he bought this case to court so that he could identify and catch them. And it just so happens that they're inside the courtroom right now, and they provided a clue to their identity at the beginning of the trial; they thought the cards used at the time of the murder were blue. Phoenix asks who this person could be, and Apollo realizes that it's Kristoph Gavin, who made a remark about the cards having blue backs long before that bit of information was revealed to the court. Phoenix is accusing his own defense attorney of Smith's murder!

Payne argues that this is nonsense; for one thing, Kristoph and Smith have never even met one another! But Phoenix hints that they may in fact have done so before the poker game. Realising that this may be the truth which Phoenix had decided not to tell the court, Apollo tries to get him to testify, but Kristoph tries to overrule him, claiming that anything that happened before the game is irrelevant to the case at hand. He again attempts to blame Olga for the crime, but the judge points out that Apollo's the official defense attorney, not him. The defense's course of action is up to no-one but Apollo himself. Apollo asks Phoenix to testify.

Phoenix testifies that he had dinner with Kristoph at the restaurant, and that Kristoph left just before Smith showed up. As Olga stated earlier, Smith hit her with the bottle after their scheme failed, at which point Phoenix left to call the police, returning to find Smith dead and bleeding from his forehead. Upon realizing that he was now involved in a murder, Phoenix called Kristoph to hire his legal services, though Kristoph accuses Phoenix of planning to drag him into the murder trial right from the start. Phoenix states that all he wants is to find the truth.

Beginning his cross-examination, Apollo finds two issues with the testimony. The first is that Smith's wearing a hat in the crime scene photo, meaning that Phoenix shouldn't have been able to see his bleeding forehead. Phoenix admits that he was the one who put the hat on Smith's head, after finding that it had fallen off when he returned from calling the police to find Smith dead. When the judge asks why he did this, Phoenix merely apologizes. The second issue is that, after some pressing, Phoenix claims that he found the card Olga planted on him and hid it in the grape juice bottle used to kill Smith, but there's no such card inside the bottle. Phoenix nevertheless insists that he hid the card there.

At this point Kristoph tries to call a halt to the cross-examination, claiming the testimony to be full of lies. Phoenix insists that he's been telling the truth throughout, and he decides to reveal the reason he put the hat back on Smith's head. He plays a recording of his call to Kristoph for the court, in which, despite having supposedly never seen it before, Kristoph makes a reference to Smith's bald head. Just how did he have that knowledge, when it was only revealed for a short time after Smith's murder?

The judge calls for another recess, after which Kristoph will be asked to testify about his knowledge of the victim's baldness. While waiting for the trial to resume, Apollo is approached by a familiar looking teenage girl in magician's attire, who presents him with an ace of spades card containing a drop of blood. The girl cryptically claims that he'll need the card to win the case, and that her father's fate is in Apollo's hands. Apollo wonders if the card's the fifth ace that was supposedly swapped out by the killer.

Court resumes with Kristoph taking the stand, and Phoenix taking his place on the defense's bench. The former lawyer points out that the only point Smith's hat was off was the time between the moment of the murder and Phoenix putting the hat back on his head. Meaning that the only way Kristoph could know about it before the trial would be if he were the real killer. Kristoph however has his own explanation; before he had been hired by Phoenix, he returned to the restaurant and went down into the basement, out of fear that Smith might try something. Through a window, he saw Smith dead with his hat off, and Phoenix holding the grape juice bottle. He claims he didn't provide this information earlier to avoid incriminating his client.

Apollo insists that there would have had to be a fourth person there to swap out the missing ace, but Kristoph asks why the killer would bother to do such a thing. Acting on impulse, Apollo presents the bloody ace to the court, causing Kristoph [[OhCrap to freak out]]. Phoenix claims that he took the card from the restaurant and gave it to his daughter, but Kristoph suddenly insists that it has to be a fake. He quickly shuts up when Phoenix points out that the only person who could be certain of that is Smith's killer, however. Phoenix goes on to suggest that the blood on it came from Smith's head wound, and that the killer took it to hide the blood, thereby answering Kristoph's question.

Phoenix informs Apollo that if the card was on the table when the drop of blood landed on it, there's a problem with the crime scene. Picturing the scene in his head, Apollo figures out that since Smith's head was knocked back when he was killed, the blood went down the back of his head, meaning that it would have gone on the floor if he was facing the table. It could have gotten on the card if Smith was facing away from the table, but in that scenario, the only spot the killer could have stood in during the murder is occupied by a large cupboard. If the cupboard was moved a bit to the right however, the killer could have stood there instead.

The judge orders an investigation into the cupboard, as well as a second investigation requested by Phoenix. As they wait, it's discovered that if the theory of the killer's position and the moved cupboard is true, the cupboard would have blocked off the window Kristoph supposedly saw Smith's bald head from. The investigation then confirms that the cupboard can be moved to reveal a secret escape passage, back from when the basement was used for shady meetings and deals. Everything fits; at the time of the murder, the only place anyone could have seen Smith's head was inside the room it took place in!

Apollo summarises the events of the case. After Smith attacked Olga and Phoenix left to call the police, Kristoph entered the room using the secret passage. Smith heard the cupboard being moved and turned around in his chair, and was promptly hit with the bottle. He died, and a drop of his blood landed on his ace of spades as it lay on the table. To avoid revealing his use of the secret passage, Kristoph turned Smith's chair back around and swapped the bloody ace for another blue-backed card, unaware that the players were using the red-backed cards at the time.

The judge moves to have Phoenix acquitted and Kristoph arrested, but Kristoph refuses to go down. He again claims that the card's fake evidence, and reminds the court that Phoenix's upside down prints were found on the murderous bottle of grape juice, as if he were using it to hit someone. Apollo looks at Olga's photo of Phoenix and Smith, where he notices a load of grape juice bottles next to Phoenix's piano stool, and figures out that if Phoenix tried to pick up a bottle while sat at the piano, he would naturally grab it in an upside down grip. He argues that Kristoph used the grape juice bottle Phoenix was drinking from during their dinner to commit the murder, before swapping it for one of the bottles under the piano to pin the blame on Phoenix. The results of the investigation Phoenix requested earlier are then revealed; among the bottles next to the piano is a bottle containing the card Olga tried to plant on Phoenix earlier. The only person who could have put that bottle under the piano is Kristoph.

Finally caught, Kristoph smashes his fist down on the witness stand, and asks Phoenix if his actions today were revenge for the loss of his attorney's badge seven years ago. Phoenix replies that "My past is like my logic, straight and true. Nothing's changed. All I did was point the finger of justice in the proper." Upon hearing this, Kristoph turns AffablyEvil, and thanks Phoenix for their little tête-à-tête.

Kristoph is taken away, though his reason for killing Smith remains unknown, as do any significant details about the victim. Before he is declared not guilty, Phoenix reveals that Kristoph was a man of much significance to him, as both a friend and a lawyer. He also warns the court that a dark time is coming for the legal system, and that there's a miscarriage of justice that needs to be addressed.

Meeting Phoenix in the defendant lobby, Apollo guesses that the girl who gave him the bloody ace is the same girl shown in the locket Phoenix took from Smith. He asks why Smith would have a locket displaying a photo of Phoenix's daughter, but Phoenix only replies that the straightest path to the truth isn't always the best one. With Apollo now out of a job thanks to the arrest of his boss, Phoenix offers him one at his agency, even though he's no longer practicing law. When Apollo brings this up, Phoenix admits that he's not qualified to do so anymore, and reveals that the bloody ace Apollo used is in fact forged evidence he created. Kristoph wouldn't have been stupid enough to let the real bloody ace leave his possession, after all. Shocked and angered by this revelation, Apollo asks if "the rumour" from seven years ago is true, but Phoenix states that it doesn't matter now. He assures Apollo that the job offer's still on the table, and leaves.

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Two men are playing poker when all of a sudden, someone loses, and a bottle gets swung. One of the players ends up murdered, and the other takes out a phone and calls someone. He explains what happened and denies committing the crime. Remarking that the cops will arrive soon, the man informs the other person on the line that he's in their hands now...

In a defendant lobby the next morning, rookie lawyer Apollo Justice prepares to begin his first court case, accompanied by his mentor, accomplished defense attorney Kristoph Gavin. It's the murder shown in the prologue, and as per usual, Winston Payne is the prosecutor for the first of the game's trials. Amazingly, the defendant is none other than Phoenix Wright, who's been out of the law game for seven years, and is now considered a fallen lawyer of sorts.

The trial begins with Payne explaining what happened. The murder took place in the basement of the Borscht Bowl Club, a Russian restaurant where Phoenix now works as a piano player. The murder weapon was a bottle of grape juice with Phoenix's fingerprints on it, and Payne claims that Phoenix was in the room at the moment of the crime. The victim was one Shadi Smith, of whom little is known aside from the fact that he was a traveller of sorts, and had recently returned to the country after a very long absense.

As shown in a photo of the scene of the crime, the pair were playing a friendly game of poker, with Kristoph remarking "only the cards, their backs wreathed in blue flame, [knew] its final outcome." Phoenix is asked to testify about the game, and he reveals that although he's technically a pianist, his main job is taking on customers in games of poker, and he's never lost once in the seven years he's been working at the restaurant. He also mentions that the game used two decks of cards to prevent cheating, one with blue backs, and another with red backs.

Phoenix pleads silence regarding the the murder, but claims to have not touched the murder weapon. Apollo reluctantly points out that the bottle does in fact have his fingerprints on it, with Payne enthusiastically adding that the fingerprints were upside down, as if the bottle was used to hit someone. Phoenix remains silent, causing Payne and the judge to remark on his apparent refusal to co-operate, but then Kristoph informs them that Phoenix was the one who reported the crime to the police in the first place, calling them from the ground floor of the restaurant. So he can hardly be called unco-operative.

Kristoph deduces that the reason Payne's so certain of Phoenix's guilt is that he has a decisive witness. Enter Olga Orly, a waitress at the restaurant who also takes photos of customers, one of which is of Phoenix and Smith sitting together. Olga testifies that she was the dealer for Phoenix and Smith's game, and that she saw Phoenix strangling Smith. Apollo points out that Smith was bludgeoned to death, not strangled, and after further questioning, it turns out that Phoenix was actually getting a locket with a picture of a young girl from around Smith's neck. When asked about the locket, Phoenix claims that the girl is his daughter.

Payne and Olga then claim that Phoenix was losing the game prior to the murder, with Payne presenting a photo of the table that shows Phoenix with less chips - here used to represent generic points rather than money - than his opponent. He argues that Phoenix murdered Smith simply because he was a SoreLoser. Apollo examines the photo and works out that, while Phoenix does indeed have fewer chips, he actually has more points than his opponent, squashing Olga's claim that he was losing, and Payne's motive with it.

Olga then claims that there was cheating in the last hand, with five aces being played at once, but the photo only shows four aces on the table. Smith's cards are examined, and one of the cards is blue. This confuses Olga, who remarks that she was certain she had put a fifth ace in Phoenix's hand...Upon hearing this, Kristoph calls attention to it and argues that Olga was helping Smith to cheat in the game, with Apollo then arguing that she was the one who murdered Smith, after her attempt at cheating went wrong and resulted in an altercation between the two of them. Olga faints in shock, and the judge prepares to adjourn the trial for the day so that the prosecution can investigate the defense's claims...

...and then Phoenix objects out of nowhere, stating that the trial can't be ended just yet. He points out that Smith's blue card turned up when he and Phoenix were using the red deck, and asks Apollo when it could have been swapped in. Apollo answers that it could only have been done after the murder, as the perp would have been caught if they tried it during the game thanks to the alternating decks. Phoenix then asks who could have done so, and Apollo answers that it couldn't have been Phoenix or Olga, since the former had no reason to do so, and the latter wouldn't have made the mistake of swapping in the wrong colored card, seeing as she was the dealer. In conclusion, it could only be someone else, someone who didn't know that red cards and five aces were being used. A fourth person was at the scene of the crime!

After reprimanding Phoenix for not providing this information earlier, the judge calls for a recess. Kristoph tells Phoenix to leave his defense to his attorney in the future, before leaving for a chat with the judge. With the two of them alone, Apollo asks Phoenix about his locket, and whether or not he cheated that night. Phoenix doesn't answer either way, only saying that after what happened seven years ago, it's not unreasonable for Apollo to think that he might cheat. He then talks about how playing poker is a lot like fighting a court case, specifically the parts about reading your opponents. And speaking of reading your opponents, Phoenix mentions that Olga was scratching her neck quite a bit during her testimony...

Then Phoenix claims that he has yet to tell anyone "the truth" of the case, but that he has his reasons for this, and that all will be revealed. He tells Apollo that he will need his "power" from this point on, and that the real trial will be beginning now...

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