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Witnesses and miscellaneous characters that appear in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.

Note: There are spoilers for later installments as well as the first game. Read cautiously!


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The First Turnabout (Hajimete no Gyakuten)

    Larry Butz (Masashi Yahari

Voiced by (Japanese): Masaya Onosaka (SoJ), Tooru Nara (anime)

Voiced by (English): Josh Martin (anime), Steph Garrett (child - anime)

Played by: Akiyoshi Nakao (film), Riohei Kamamori (child - film)

Phoenix and Edgeworth's "lovable" loser classmate and one of the series' most frequently reoccurring witnesses. A very over-the-top, downright idiotic playboy-wannabe, who always tries to get a girlfriend and fails to keep one, either they dumped him or they get killed (the very first case of the series has his girlfriend murdered). He seems to attract trouble wherever he goes, thus earning him the saying, "When something smells, it's usually the Butz".

  • Adaptational Heroism: Downplayed. At the end of Turnabout Goodbyes in the game, it's revealed that Larry stole Edgeworth's lunch money out of boredom, which led to Phoenix getting blamed. In the anime, he instead finds it picked up by a stray dog on the street and, after getting guilt-tripped by the dog, responsibly turns it over to the police and claims it legally when no one else does. However, he still doesn't chime in about finding the money during the class trial, which could've saved Phoenix a lot of trauma.
  • Adapted Out: Inverted in the anime; Larry appears in "Farewell, My Turnabout", even though he didn't in the game.
  • Artsy Beret: He always wears a beret when he is in his painter persona.
  • Back for the Finale: Larry has the tendency to show up early on in a game, only to return in the final case as well. The only exceptions are the two Investigations games (in the first one, he only appears in the last case; in the second one, he only appears in the middle case), and Spirit of Justice (where he only appears in a DLC case).
  • Big Damn Heroes: Multiple:
    • In 1-4, right as Edgeworth is declared guilty, Larry rushes in, yelling for the Judge to wait, and demands to testify, and sheds new light on the case in the process. This provided a large hole in Von Karma's case, which, in the end, cost him the trial. Due to this, he also saved Edgeworth's life. He pretty much saved the entire case for Phoenix, really.
    • And in the final case of Ace Attorney Investigations, he and Oldbag burst in with decisive evidence, helping to bust Alba for good.
  • Be as Unhelpful as Possible: Things are never made easier for the protagonist in question whenever Larry is involved as a witness (or even nearby). Usually the truth has to be dug out of him due to either his genuine idiocy mistaking what he witnessed for something else entirely, or his deliberate coverup of details that implicate him in something embarrassing but inconsequential to the case at hand. It comes to a head in Investigations, when Edgeworth has to argue Larry's innocence to Shi Long Lang (who's looking to arrest him). Larry then interjects, forcing Edgeworth to prove to him that he couldn't have done it all while trying to refute Edgeworth... right in front of Lang. Edgeworth points out that if he were to win this "battle of wits", Larry's victory prize would be his arrest.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: A light example. He generally comes off as an easygoing and friendly guy, but is also a lazy liar who frequently intentionally hides important details about cases to save his own skin, often for petty reasons. Phoenix and Edgeworth, who have known him for most of their lives, are the only characters who are initially aware of this side of him, and react accordingly when around him as a result.
  • Blush Sticker: Pops up whenever he's flustered, which is often, as he has plenty of good reasons to be ashamed...
  • Broken Pedestal: While Phoenix certainly never looked up to Larry, the reveal that he stole Edgeworth's lunch money as a kid (which in turn, caused the class to think Phoenix had done it) made Phoenix stop viewing him as a close Childhood Friend and instead as a nuisance.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a talented artist, despite his many flaws.
  • The Bus Came Back: After being absent from the series since Investigations 2, he returns in the DLC case "Turnabout Time Traveler" in Spirit of Justice.
  • Butt-Monkey: Has terrible luck in the romance department, especially in the manga, in which, in Turnabout with the Wind his girlfriend Belle turns out to be the murderer, only talking to him to create an alibi (although she wasn't planning on framing him). He also seems to distinguish each of his ex-girlfriends by the way they slapped him.
  • Casanova Wannabe: His bad luck at love is pretty much a running gag.
  • Chick Magnet: Say what you will about his ability to keep girlfriends, but he's had at least nine girlfriends over three games, and most of them were models or worked other professions where good looks matter.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He is quite the pervert, but he is also a murderer's worst nightmare. When he is in a murder scene or other scene where someone is in danger, Larry will (inadvertingly) collect critical evidence, deliver critical testimony after his lies are broken through, save lives, create enough chaos to cause a murderer to make a mistake that allows the murder to be solved or otherwise interferes with a murderer's plans, and/or foil murder plots. He often does many of these things by accident.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He has his moments in which he draws the most ridiculous conclusion from what he saw or heard. He often shares very valuable information or evidence in the cases he appears in, but just as often the challenge comes from getting what that evidence really means, or proving that it's even relevant to the Judge. For example, in the final case of Trials and Tribulations, he saw "something amazing": Iris flying over a burning bridge, with Larry being concerned over her health if she kept trying to do such stunts; in reality, Larry was looking upside down, and what he saw was actually Misty Fey's corpse being swung under the burning bridge.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Throughout the third game, during which he is heavily implied to be going through a crisis over being vastly overshadowed by Phoenix and Edgeworth. By the end of it, he seems to settle on being an artist, a field where he actually possesses talent. This decision paid off in the long run, as he ends up making a name for himself as an illustrator by the events of Spirit of Justice.
  • The Ditz: Probably why trouble follows him everywhere.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Barely averted, given that Larry could have been called Harry.
  • Flanderization: In the first game, while Larry was a massive screw-up and guilty of stealing Phoenix's lunch money in the backstory, he was still well-meaning and even tried to genuinely help during 1-4 after realizing his testimonial might be valuable. Later games, especially those written by Takeshi Yamazaki, would exaggerate his stupidity and chronic lying streak to where he actively makes cases more difficult due to his selfishness. His relationship with Phoenix and Edgeworth also goes from Vitriolic Best Buds to almost completely one-sided, as the two are left constantly questioning why they ever made friends with him.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes:
    • While Phoenix at first considers him a well-meaning goofball, his repeated screw-ups try the attorney's patience to a point where he groans at the sight of him. Things are even worse between him and Edgeworth, who makes it no secret that he has no idea how they became friends in the first place and never has anything nice to say to or about him.
    • Made especially apparent in Spirit of Justice, when Phoenix introduces Larry to Athena reluctantly as "an old friend" but in his thoughts he says Edgeworth is his childhood friend without hesitation.
  • Genius Ditz: He's actually a good artist, in more ways than one. He made two replica statuettes of "The Thinker" in his first appearance (with functional integrated clocks with voiced lines telling the time, no less), his sketches during Bridge to the Turnabout are on par with the rest of the game's art, and his stage performance as the Steel Samurai fooled even Edgeworth (a passionate Steel Samurai fan). He eventually managed to gain some success as a picture book author and a wedding sign maker as a side business... which is how he got involved with the whole mess of Turnabout Time Traveller in the first place.
  • Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: One of his new animations in Spirit of Justice.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • During his appearance in case 3 of Investigations 2, a pair of his sketches become evidence. After his drawing in Trials and Tribulations, you wouldn't expect much, but they're actually pretty good, especially for ones he drew on the spot. He might actually have talent as an artist, which would explain why it's the only profession you see him in multiple times.
    • His appearance in the original Investigations reveals that he's apparently also an excellent actor, to the point of putting on a performance as the Steel Samurai in a stage play that was so excellent that even the notoriously critical Steel Samurai fanboy Edgeworth was moved to tears by it.
    • In Spirit of Justice, upon Edgeworth mocking him a little too much, he reveals his hand and shows he had gathered a lot more evidence than it initially appeared. He also ends up perfectly replicating the image of a sign chunk whipping by his window in high-pressure winds despite only seeing it for half a second... though he's convinced that he saw a pterodactyl.
  • Hot-Blooded: He has a tendency of abruptly screaming mid-sentence, and his screams are loud enough to shake the screen.
  • The Illegible: When he tried to write "Mindy" on a love note, he wrote it so sloppily that it looked like "Wéndy" at first glance. Other characters initially thought that the note was for Wendy Oldbag.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Hinted at in the third game's end credits. Both of his friends are legendary lawyers and pioneers in their field, while he can't keep a job or a girlfriend. Even his "thumbs up" sprite gives him an expression that makes him look like he'll burst into tears at any minute. Finally finding a profession that he's good at makes him ecstatic.
  • Insistent Terminology: When he's working as an artist in Trials and Tribulations and Investigations 2, he insists on being called Laurice Deauxnim. Few people seem to humor him.
  • Leitmotif: "When Something Smells, It's Usually Me", in the third game. It returns in Ace Attorney Investigations 2, and gets remixed for the DLC case in Spirit of Justice. In the first game he has "Blissful People", sharing it with several other characters.
  • Mystery Magnet: He stumbles into many different murder scenes without ever intending to be there, and murder attempts happen around where he is. This is a somewhat good thing because his art and his testimony become critical more often than not once you manage to expose all of his lies that he habitually makes in his testimony by cross-examining him, and manages to foil some of the murderers' plans including saving at least one victim's life.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: He has a new job (and girlfriend) every time he appears. He's a hot-dog vendor, a security guard, and an artist over the course of the original trilogy (this results in him being a frequent witness). After realizing his talent as an artist at the end of the third game, he's stuck to the profession in each of his most recent chronological appearances, to the point of becoming an acclaimed illustrator by Spirit of Justice.
  • The Nicknamer: "Nick", "Edgey", and "Franzy" for Phoenix, Edgeworth, and Franziska respectively.
  • Ocular Gushers: He tends to show his emotions in a very over-the-top way, including streams of tears flowing from puppy-dog eyes.
  • Older Than He Looks: In Spirit of Justice, even nine years after the events of the Investigations games, he's barely shown any signs of ageing, unlike his friends. He certainly has not matured either.
  • One-Hit Wonder: In-Universe example. While he has found professional success with "Franzy's Whippity-Whip Trip" by the time of Spirit of Justice, he's now struggling to make another big seller. He's not too pleased when Phoenix calls him as such and his efforts to avoid going down as one gets pretty desperate, like mailing the Wright Anything Agency ten copies of his new book, and the bill. He did seem to get a temporary break when he was commissioned by the hyper-rich Sprocket family to paint a wedding sign though.
  • Pen Name: Does art under the pseudonym of "Laurice Deauxnim," which he appears to have picked up apprenticing under Elise Deauxnim in 3-5.
  • Phrase Catcher: "When something smells, it's usually the Butz."
  • Renaissance Man: Shockingly enough, Larry is naturally gifted in pretty much all artistic fields, including sculpting, painting and acting.
  • Serial Romeo: Larry seems to always date models, but he's not above constant flattery of any other woman in range, including Maya, who is supposedly kind of plain. If you show him a picture of Pearl in T&T, he'll call her a "cutie" and only back off when he realizes she has the same name as a girl he once dated, not because she's nine. (In this case, it's a sign that he's a Cloudcuckoolander, not a Comedic Lolicon pervert.)
  • The Southpaw: Thanks to his "thumbs up" animation using his left-hand, the games decided to go the extra mile and establish Larry as canonically left-handed come Trials and Tribulations.
  • Spanner in the Works: Pretty much every case he was present in and his mishaps were the main reasons why Phoenix and Edgeworth were able to win their cases.
    • "Turnabout Goodbyes" (Case 1-4): Edgeworth states that Larry was the first witness Von Karma was unable to manipulate in advance, and thus the first unplanned element in his 40 years of prosecution. Basically, what was a screwup with his latest business venture featuring a dumb idea to re-inflate his Steel Samurai mascot balloon with a gas canister which sent the whole lot into Lake Gourd, inadvertently creating a fake monster hoax which introduced another Spanner; Lotta Hart into providing photographic evidence. Larry was stuck trying to find his balloon for several days until he found it floating in the lake late into Christmas Eve, going back ashore right when Hammond was shot at the Boat Rental Shop and hearing the first bullet being fired.
    • "The Stolen Turnabout" (Case 3-2): The culprit of the case hit an alarm buzzer so that a guard would come rushing to the crime scene, and see the victim and a different suspect. However, the only guard at that time was Larry, who didn't go to the crime scene because he was confronting one of his exes' boyfriend.
    • "Bridge to the Turnabout" (Case 3-5): Larry ends up being a witness to the cover-up of the murder thanks to being the only "idiot" to wander around a snowstorm, let alone one staying in a broken-down hut instead of the main lodge nearby. He even makes a drawing of what he saw, though he didn't realize what it was.
    • "Turnabout Ablaze" (Case 5 of Investigations): His accident in rehearsal leads to an in-universe case of Real Life Writes the Plot that catches the Big Bad in a lie.
    • "The Inherited Turnabout" (Case 3 of Investigations 2): His drawing of Katherine Hall pulling a trolley showed a contradiction that allowed Edgeworth to discover who was hiding Isaac Dover's body, thus allowing him to find the culprit behind the IS-7 incident.
    • In the manga, by getting arrested as the suspect in Turnabout With the Wind by various things he does to make himself seem suspicious (calling Bright Bonds to demand that he back out of Belle's life, and running from the cops), Belle ends up having to prove his alibi, and ends up incriminating herself with her own testimony.
    • "Turnabout Time Traveller": His return in Spirit of Justice proves this to be as much a part of his being as hopelessly falling in love and driving his old friends up the wall. To wit, his act of sneaking into a wedding reception derails the whole time travel cover up and forces the villain to kill his accomplice earlier than intended, making it possible to catch him.
  • Surprise Witness: He realizes that he is a witness in a murder and busts into the courtroom just in time to stop a Miscarriage of Justice with his testimony. Even then, Phoenix had to correct several errors in Larry's testimony to make it useful.
  • Taking Advantage of Generosity: Phoenix never agreed to defend Larry for free; he just assumed. It's also sometimes hard to draw the line on where he's mooching off his girlfriends or being an extreme doormat to them (e.g. Kiyance's gifts & suggestions on how to run his hot dog stand).
  • 10-Minute Retirement: In the first Investigations game he declares that he's no longer interested in being an artist, and has decided that his true calling is acting. In the second game, however, he's gone back to being an artist, with Spirit of Justice demonstrating that he stuck with that career choice in the longer run.
  • Terrible Artist: Shockingly averted, but still played with to a degree. While both Phoenix and Edgeworth constantly insult his artistic abilities, this is suggested to be a result of them being unable to get past the fact that Larry made them, as all other characters praise his work. This is supported in Investigations, where Edgeworth is nearly brought to tears by Larry's performance in a play when he didn't know that it was him, but then immediately scoffs at it after learning that fact. In Spirit of Justice, he's gained enough prestige as an artist for the influential Sprocket household to hire him as a wedding reception sign designer. He's also infamously known for his ability to create high-quality statue clocks, which are noted to be so well-made that a witness thinks it was sold in a shop.
  • Unfortunate Names: His last name is Butz, a misspelling of "butts". If his first name is corrupted by changing the "L" to an "H" like how Dick Gumshoe and Mia Fey did, you get a Punny Name that refers to hairy butts.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His gifting Mia the Thinker clock winds up giving Redd White the ideal murder weapon.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: His relationships with both Phoenix and Edgeworth can be summarized as this. In Edgeworth's case there's barely any friendship at all. Notably, Phoenix's opinion of him seems to gradually drop throughout the series, initially seeing him as a well-meaning goofball in the first game before acknowledging him as an obnoxious liar that he can barely tolerate in the third.
  • With Friends Like These...: Generally, more of a liability and mooch than an ally. He does genuinely care about both Phoenix and Edgeworth, just less than he does about himself.

    Frank Sahwit (Hoshio Yamano

Voiced by (Japanese): Shinya Takahashi (anime)

Voiced by (English): Ben Phillips (anime)

Played by: Ayumu Saito (live-action film)

This guy got the raw end of the deal when it comes to murderers in the series, for the same reason that a statement like that isn't a spoiler: he's blatantly shown to be the murderer of Cindy Stone before Phoenix even gets his name shown for the first time (bar the title screen on non-Japanese versions), and you can get him guilty without even having to press anything. He reappears in jail in the second case of Investigations 2, training as an animal groomer.

  • Accidental Murder: He didn't intend to kill Cindy Stone and is in quite a panic when he finds out that he did...until he finds someone to pin the blame on.
  • Bad Liar: Unlike most other murderers, whose lies only become obvious when presented with evidence they would otherwise be unaware of or forced to elaborate on their stories when being pressed, his contradictions are completely obvious. Much less so when he appears again in Investigations 2, where he still isn't an especially adept liar, but compared to the likes of Larry and Sebastian Debeste he's practically a master of deception.
  • Bald of Evil: Well, patrial baldness of evil, but the evil part still stands.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In Investigations 2, Sahwitt portrays himself as a genuinely changed man who is now a model prisoner and running a legitimate business doing pet grooming for the prisons animals. In reality, he's still an unrepentent thief and murderer, and is just behaving so to get a reduced sentence.
  • The Bus Came Back: Reappears in Investigations 2, a whole ten years after his sole appearance in the very first Ace Attorney game!
  • Chekhov's Gunman: A minor example in Investigations 2. He seems to be just another witness in The Imprisoned Turnabout only he turns out to have been an essential part in Dogen's prison goods operations.
  • Dodgy Toupee: His toupee makes him look younger by hiding his baldness. It'd likely be a lot more convincing if it didn't jump off his head whenever he gets surprised, though.
  • Eyes Always Shut: In the first phase of the trial with him, before he throws his toupee and sheds his facade.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Before his inevitable breakdowns, he portrays himself as a remarkably polite and well-spoken man.
  • Flat Character: In The First Turnabout, he doesn't get much time to get a unique personality due to how short the case is. His return substantially fleshes him out, while surprisingly changing very little about him.
  • Hand Rubbing: Does it all the time, which in Japan is a sign of someone trying to suck up to his superiors.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Frank reveals that "the thinker" is a clock, something he would not have known if he had not entered Cindy's room (which he claimed not to have done.)
  • Improvised Weapon: He clubbed Cindy Stone with the “Thinker” clock.
  • Ironic Name: He's anything but frank, and he didn't just see the murder, he committed it.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Heavily averts the Mukokuseki art style typical of the series, which is probably why he was given a Southeast Asian-sounding surname in the English version as opposed to the European-style names most characters get.
  • Not Me This Time: Played With in Investigations 2. He's not the killer, but he is their accomplice.
  • Punny Name: "Frank saw it". Phoenix even lampshades this.
    Phoenix: Proof enough for you, Mr. Sahwit? Or should I say... Mr. Did It!
  • Purple Is Powerful: Inverted. He’s the first culprit in the series, and is by far the most incompetent.
  • Retcon: He's 36 in the first game, but in Investigations 2, which takes place 3 years later, he's 47. Recent re-releases of the original trilogy change his age to 44 accordingly.
  • Robbing the Dead: Planned to rob Horace Knightley's corpse in Investigations 2, particulary his ring with a snowflake design.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: His attempt at running a legitimate pet-grooming business when he's served his prison sentence goes out of the window when his sentence is extended for being an accomplice to prison goods smuggling. He outright gives up after that.
  • Starter Villain: The very first culprit of the series, and the one with very obvious contradictions in his testimonies.
  • Stepford Smiler: When wearing the wig he smiles perpetually, but he does so to conceal his crimes.
  • Stupid Evil: Up there with Furio Tigre and Terry Fawles. Frank is as abysmal at killing someone as he is at lying. Phoenix only has to sit back and watch as Frank digs himself into a corner.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Practically the master of this in AAI2. The whole Logic Chess battle against him pretty much consists of waiting for him to make one and catching him out on it.
    Sahwit: I-If you're looking for the person who discovered the body... You should try someone else...
  • Villainous Breakdown: Throws his toupee at a displeased Wright (and Edgeworth in AAI2) and then froths at the mouth as though he had rabies, before collapsing. He doesn't do the latter in AAI2.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: In Investigations 2, his Logic Chess forces Edgeworth to shift tactics as he doesn't change his facial expressions and body language at all unless he's caught in a lie unlike the previous Logic Chess opponents. The strategy is to pay attention to what he says.
  • Warm-Up Boss: As the first culprit in the entire series, he's the only one you never need to press to find contradictions. He's also probably the easiest culprit to defeat in the entire series.


Turnabout Sisters (Gyakuten Shimai)

    The Bellboy

"From hence forth I will be known as the 'bellboy who swore the affidavit'!"

The head bellboy of the Gatewater hotel. While never given a name, he is nevertheless an important witness in the second case of the first game.

  • Ascended Fanboy: The Bellboy is overjoyed both times a murder occurs in or near the Gatewater Hotel.
  • The Cameo: As well as his main appearance in 1-2, he appears briefly in 1-5, is referenced occasionally by Phoenix, Shelly de Killer wears his outfit in the second game, and in Investigations, he appears as the real Proto Badger.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the anime, he never gets to testify and only appears to tell Phoenix that Redd White was with April May at the hotel in the day Mia's murder happened.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Done on purpose by April May.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": We never hear his true name.
  • Jumpscare: In his cameo in Investigations, he nonchalantly pops out of a trapdoor floor backstage at Whitewater Park to prepare for an event. Not helping is that he was dressed as the real Proto Badger.
  • No Name Given: His is a particular case in the series as he does not even have a fake name or is called by his alias - he is just the bellboy.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: He gets really into the idea that a murderer might have stayed at the Gatewater, though he claims it's because there's No Such Thing as Bad Publicity.
  • Put on a Bus: Despite Case 2-4 starting in the Gatewater Hotel, he doesn't make an appearance. You'd think he would be all over it, given his unbridled enthusiasm for anything related to both hotels and murder.
  • Saying Too Much: While he was merely being used to make an alibi, he screws it up anyway after rattling off the price of the room service order he brought to April May's room, Phoenix freaks out at the price of seemingly one hot chocolate, only for The Bellboy to instinctively reaffirm that the total bill was that high because it called for two of them.
  • Spanner in the Works: He accidentally states in court that April May was not alone in Gatewater Hotel when Edgeworth told him to not say that. This allows Phoenix to track down Mia's murderer.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: When he's not being a Nightmare Fetishist, he seems to think he's in a straightforward murder mystery instead of the Animesque Ace Attorney.

    April May (Umeyo Shochiku

Voiced by (Japanese): Mariko Honda (anime)

Voiced by (English): Jeannie Tirado (anime)

"I like a man with a big... vocabulary."

Redd White's secretary. Something of an airhead who easily seduces men because of her looks.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Has a cute seemingly ditzy exterior, but reveals her true personality and becomes hostile under enough pressure.
  • Brainless Beauty: Though possibly smarter than she looks.
  • Cry Cute: As with Gainaxing below, attempts to exploit this to get out of answering questions... but by then, it's too late.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Has both pink hair and eyes.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: She weaponizes this trope, using her charm to get the court on her side and make them believe her. Unfortunately for her, neither Phoenix nor Edgeworth are buying it.
  • Death Glare: When pressed and cornered.
  • Double Entendre: With her, it's just asking for trouble.
  • Feet-First Introduction: In the 2016 anime, the first glimpse of April is her bare leg which she uses while in the bathroom to point where she wants the wine to be placed by the bellboy (actually Phoenix).
  • Gainaxing: Exploited. She knows well how to use tit-bounce to get men on her side.
  • Gonk: Normally she looks pretty, but once she's pissed off her face contortions look so bad it's ridiculous.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: She has no problem to show her sex appeal, using a combination of ample cleavage, an innocent expression and a cutesy style of speech. Every man who meets her (except Phoenix and Edgeworth) is instantly smitten.
  • I Take Offense to That Last One!: When Phoenix calls her a "big fat liar" her only response is "...FAT!?"
  • Karma Houdini: Possibly. She's initially arrested for wiretapping - and, presumably, lying under oath. Given that Redd White admits that he, not her, placed the wire tap , she likely wasn't charged for the first one. It's never established if she was charged for the second offense.
  • Naughty Nurse Outfit: There's official concept art of her in a sexy nurse uniform.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: She's not the cleverest wire-tapper, but she's far more competent than she seems at first.
  • Punny Name: April and May, obviously. The three kanji in her Japanese name idiomatically mean "high-, middle-, low-ranking" (and literally "pine, bamboo, plum". It's a Japanese thing). In fact, it's her and Redd's fault that the series has characters with punny names in the first place.
    • In French, she's called 'Masha Vril'; a combination of 'Mars' and 'Avril', which mean 'March' and 'April', respectively.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Subverted. Her pink hair may be natural, but her sweet demeanor is only an act.
  • Sexy Secretary: She was the secretary of Redd White, the CEO of Bluecorp.
  • Taking the Heat: Tries to do this for Redd White, denying her connections with him.
  • The Tease: She likes to tease people and knows how to get her way.
  • Twitchy Eye: The left side of her face twitches up every time she's caught off-guard.
  • The Vamp: She tries to be, but she fares poorly against anybody who can ignore her charms.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Phoenix manages to figure out April May's role in the crime, April May screams and causes one of the buttons of her top to pop off, allowing her breasts to bounce, before her face suddenly becomes Hulk-like and she starts screaming at everyone.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Despite playing no small role in the case, she does not reappear after Redd White steps up to bat. Since he winds up confessing to having placed the wiretap himself, she probably got away scott-free, assuming she wasn't prosecuted for lying under oath.

    Redd White (Masaru Konaka

Voiced by (Japanese): Hiromichi Tezuka (anime)

Voiced by (English): Larry Brantley (anime)

Played by: Makoto Ayukawa (film)

"I am always abso-posi-lutely perfect!"

The wealthy president of Bluecorp who built his powerful company through blackmailing lawyers, judges, politicians, police, and all sorts of other people. Thanks to him, word of the police using a spirit medium for DL-6 got leaked to the press. So if not for him, Mia wouldn't have (specifically) become a lawyer herself. Then again, he's the one who kills her.

In the film, his involvement in the DL-6 Incident is the same, but he is instead a writer for a magazine and wrote the article that exposed police use of a spirit medium. He is also the witness to Maya's alleged murder of Mia as opposed to the Bellhop.

  • Adaptational Intelligence: His anime incarnation, while still a major Smug Snake and technically a mere Starter Villain, nonetheless shows noticeably more pragmatism (such as never hitting Phoenix just to prove a For the Evulz point — an action which incenses him enough to start going after White 100% in the game) and ability to roll with the punches in court.
  • Adaptational Wimp: His live action incarnation, considering he's merely a writer and von Karma's pawn there, versus a wealthy blackmailer with his own company in the original Visual Novel. And he dies during the events.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: His live action incarnation looks nothing like he does in the games; instead he looks like a mix between Severus Snape and Howard Stern, except Asian.
  • Asshole Victim: In the movie.
  • Bad Liar: For starters, he doesn't even bother to check that his testimony is the same as April May's. When flaunting his power to try to get Phoenix Wright arrested fails, he proceeds to incriminate himself with very little input from Phoenix himself.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's somewhat goofy and not very intimidating until you realize that he is very powerful and has driven many people to suicide, and takes a sick joy in manipulating others.
  • Blackmail: His specialty, and the basis of his business is to acquire the information that lets him blackmail whoever he wants.
  • Blinding Bangs: In the film.
  • Bright Is Not Good: He's extremely flashy, wears a vibrant pink suit, sparkly jewelry, and sports purple hair. He's also an extremely dangerous blackmailer and murderer.
  • Confess to a Lesser Crime: He almost gets away because of this. Edgeworth prompts him to confess to installing the wiretap in Mia's office, which would have given him an alibi to his intrusion in order to dodge the murder charge. Phoenix shuts him down by proving he couldn't have been at the office any time but the night of the murder.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Head of a big information firm, and rotten to the core.
  • Courtroom Antic: In the film, he pulls a huge megaphone out of nowhere.
  • Death by Adaptation: Is poisoned in jail during the film, the day before Wright can call him as a witness in the Hammond murder case.
  • Death by Irony: The master blackmailer is eventually blackmailed into confessing to the murder by the woman he killed no less.
  • Delusions of Eloquence: He prides himself on his large vocabulary of ten dollar words and thinks that "lesser" people can't keep up, despite him using all of them incorrectly. For example, he refers to April May as his "secretariat".
  • The Dreaded: Almost everyone in the local law enforcement is afraid of him, making the day with him as a witness difficult since the court (the Judge included) is on his side.
  • Eagle Land: The localizations made him a Type 2 Eaglelander.
  • Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: Both his hands are covered in diamond rings, and one of his "confident" animations is to raise his hands and dazzle the audience with them.
  • Evil, Inc.: He his the CEO of Bluecorp, which is an information firm that practices industrial-scale Blackmail.
  • Evil Is Petty: A lot of his blackmail demands are things he actually doesn't need; he just wants to see his victims deprived of them (like Grossberg's treasured painting). He also straight-up assaults Phoenix, just because he can (the cops won't touch him).
  • Evil Tower of Ominousness: His Bluecorp building, especially in the anime.
  • Expy: Of Charles Augustus Milverton, another Blackmailer Smug Snake responsible for countless destroyed lives. And both men are ultimately taken down via Pay Evil unto Evil by different vengeful victims.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He acts like a quirky and jolly businessman, but this facade cracks when Phoenix questions him too much.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pride. Redd White becomes so incensed that Phoenix would dare to accuse him of any wrongdoings that he decides to appear as a witness and try to implicate Phoenix in Mia Fey's murder without having any evidence to do so. This turns out to bite him in the ass spectacularly.
  • Freudian Slip: If you press him on a certain statement, you can get him to make a pretty hilarious one.
    White: Then she turned and ran for the door.
    Phoenix: What did you do then?
    White: I gave chase, of course. (cue Oh, Crap! face)
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: The Expanded Universe novel Turnabout of the Time Traveller reveals that, 15 years before the beginning of the series, White and Bluecorp were just a no-name start-up no one had heard of. Leaking DL-6 proved to be the chance he needed to begin gaining power, and by the time he murdered Mia he was running an extensive blackmail network that made him one of the most powerful men in the country.
  • Gratuitous English: In the Japanese dub of the Anime - poorly. Mere words don't do it justice; it has to be seen.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: In the English dub of the Anime - equally poorly.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: In a way, he could be considered this to the whole plot of the original trilogy alongside Manfred von Karma, as he is the reason Mia Fey became an attorney in the first place (due to his involvement in the DL-6 Case) as well as being her killer (which would drive the actions of Godot and Dahlia in the third game).
  • Hate Sink: Is a Jerkass sociopath with absolutely no redeeming qualities who doesn't care about anyone but himself and ruins people's lives for his own sick enjoyment. He's also a Smug Snake who thinks he can do whatever the hell he wants because of his status and rubs it in everyone's faces that no one can do anything about it. This makes wanting to jail the arrogant shithead all the more determined and is very satisfying once you do.
  • Head Desk: When Phoenix starts cornering him.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In a general sense, him deciding to testify in court when he's already gotten out of it (White was never even called to be a witness during the first day of the trial) is what allows Phoenix to prove that he's the real murderer. A more specific example is the piece of paper he used to pin the murder on Maya becomes an important evidence to prove his guilt; then it's implied that the list that Mia had Phoenix read in court that got Redd to confess is a list of people he's blackmailed. Especially noteworthy in that after White submits himself as a witness, Phoenix immediately finds a hole in his first testimony that's big enough for the crime to be pinned on him.
  • Information Broker: Bluecorp provided enough dirt on just about every high-ranking person in the city to have real weight for White to use it as blackmail material and force everyone to do as he pleased.
  • Jerkass: Speaks loudly how he can manipulate everyone to do whatever he wants. He even says that the courts, the police and the law are all "playthings" to him. Also, the way he was clearly preparing to throw his secretary under the bus for Mia's murder, and then casually accusing Phoenix of being Mia's murderer once Phoenix angers him shows how despicable Redd is.
  • Large Ham: "Welcome! Please furnish me with the title of your personage!"
  • Laughably Evil: He's a ruthless CEO who has blackmailed hundreds of powerful people and even driven some of them to suicide. However, his Large Ham attitude, flashy appearance, and Delusions of Eloquence make him a rather humorous character despite everything that make him a Hate Sink. Especially in the anime with his Gratuitous English.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: And way too damn proud of it.
  • Narcissist: Redd is an incredibly vain and pretentious man with no empathy for anyone but himself who will gleefully ruin the lives of many without a shred of remorse.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: One may be tempted to brush him off as no real threat, since he's a goofball who dresses like a Liberace wannabe and misuses fancy words. But he's still a ruthless blackmailer and murderer who's driven multiple people to suicide.
  • Obviously Evil: While his appearance is just overly flashy instead of actually evil-looking, his chronic Smug Snake-ness prevents him from even trying to hide his shadiness. Also, the 1-2 intro blatantly shows him, you know, killing Mia.
  • Punny Name: Red, white, and blue. His color palette is comprised of combinations of the three colors. The kanji of his Japanese name mean "small, medium, large". In fact, it's his and April's fault that the series have characters with punny names in the first place.
  • Purple Prose: He's very fond of this, and occasionally makes up words entirely.
    White: Please furnish me with the title of your personage! ...Your name! What's your name? I was just inquirably asking the title that you go by.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Wears a vibrant pink suit.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Oh, yeah. His entire Verbal Tic is using unnecessarily large words whenever possible, often incorrectly, and he's not above outright making them up.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: He claims to even have the Chief Prosecutor under his thumb, placing him above the law.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears in the second case and never makes an appearance beyond it, but his actions (mostly killing Mia) reach far past his involvement.
  • Smug Smiler: His grin never leaves his face except for his Villainous Breakdown.
  • Smug Snake: By the truckload. His overconfidence in his blackmail network proves to be his undoing when he decides to testify in court, despite the fact that it would be more pragmatic to remain out of the spotlight. Why did he decide to testify? Because he's annoyed at Phoenix not backing down at his threats and decides that he will have Phoenix convicted for the murder to get back at him, despite having no way to prove this beyond his word. The next day in court, Phoenix easily blows his shoddy testimony to smithereens (for reference, he doesn't even bother corroborating his testimony to match April May's) and it's not like he can threaten to blackmail anyone right out in the open in public court since blackmail itself is a crime. If it hadn't been for Edgeworth repeatedly throwing him lifelines, Phoenix would probably have gotten him convicted all on his own.
  • The Sociopath: Remorselessly kills Mia, frames Maya for it, ruined their mother and family's reputation, makes Grossberg's life a living hell for 15 years, plans to abandon his secretary to the court's judgement, assaults Phoenix and later frames him for Mia's murder as well, and drove countless people to suicide with his blackmail racket, all just to preserve his own hedonistic lifestyle. He even refers to his blackmail victims as "{...} mere toys. Playthings for my amusement!"
  • Starter Villain: Fits this trope in a better sense than Sahwitt, as White is the first villain in the series with a proper, calculated plan for murder, rather than just a common burglar who killed in the moment. Notably, he's actually one of the most powerful villains in the series in terms of societal influence, but is still easily defeated because he's that bad at testifying for himself.
  • Stupid Evil: Downplayed. While Redd White is a talented blackmailer and extortionist, he's a woefully inept killer who couldn't bluff his way out of a paper bag.
  • Sunglasses at Night: Constantly wears sunglasses in the film—even indoors and at night.
  • Verbal Tic: Using the biggest words he can get away with, and often using them incorrectly. He occasionally makes them up on the spot.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Goes crazy when Phoenix innocently reads off a list of the names of people he's blackmailed, screaming at him to stop. Ironically, this means he is blackmailed by Phoenix and Mia to confess his crime. Considering how much of a murderous, arrogant Jerkass Smug Snake he is, it was very satisfying reducing this conceited shithead to a crying and begging wimp.


Turnabout Samurai (Gyakuten no Tonosaman)

    Will Powers (Saburo Niboshi

Voiced by (Japanese): Shota Yamamoto (anime)

Voiced by (English): Chris Rager (anime)

"The Steel Samurai is the lead character in a popular kid's show. He walks the streets of Neo Olde Tokyo... Fighting battle after battle against the Evil Magistrate and his minions. Of course, he never really defeats the Evil Magistrate. Although... I guess he did defeat him this time..."

A TV star, and the first client Maya assisted Phoenix defending. Most well-known for his role as the Steel Samurai. He's also a total sweetheart. Appears again in 2-4 and in an Investigations 2 case, both of which have something to do with show business.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: No one seems to ever let him forget his brutish appearance. Oldbag in particular.
  • Animal Motifs: Phoenix compared him to a lion in 2-4. His hairdo and buff physique probably helps in that comparison.
  • Apologises a Lot: Taken to hilarious levels when you present Pearl's picture to him in case 2-4, since both of them have this trope, when he tries (and fails) to guess her relationship to Phoenix and Maya.
  • Badass Baritone: In the anime.
  • Be as Unhelpful as Possible: Subverted, and hard. Befitting his kindhearted nature, Powers is one of the few witnesses in the series to be entirely honest and informative in his testimony. Which makes it all the more awful that Phoenix is forced to desperately find faint contradictions in an attempt to buy time for Maya's rescue.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Describes himself as one to Matt Engarde.
  • Broken Pedestal: Jack Hammer was his role model. Hammer accidentally killed someone and, while trying to kill Dee Vasquez, tried to frame Will Powers for it out of jealousy.
  • The Bus Came Back: Twice. After appearing as the defendant in Case 1-3, he disappears for the rest of the game, as most defendants do. However, he reappears in Case 2-4, and even later on, in Investigations 2.
  • Butt-Monkey: At one point Dee Vasquez notes that he's so ordinary looking, he's sometimes left behind by mistake when the rest of the company comes back from a trip.
  • Carpet of Virility: To match his large, mane-like hair, he's got a hairy, masculine chest.
  • Demoted to Extra:
    • He's the defendant of "Turnabout Samurai" and plays a major role in "Farewell, My Turnabout" as a key witness, but his third appearance in "The Grand Turnabout" sees him as a mostly superfluous character there to give a bit of exposition. Penny ends up with more lines than him.
    • He does show up in the anime for "Farewell, My Turnabout", but only in the beginning. He disappears completely for the rest of the arc.
  • Face of a Thug: A Running Gag for him. Poor guy. He almost breaks into tears when Pearl says that she thinks his face makes him look kind. A rather foolish cop made this mistake and arrested him in case 2-4 as someone who must have done something. Upon interrogation, he is cleared and promoted from suspect to that case's star witness. Earlier, in case 1-3, Maya sees him and immediately says:
    Maya: Um, maybe I shouldn't be saying this… But he definitely did it. Murder. At least once. Maybe twice.
  • Fall Guy: Hammer intended to make him this; let's just say it didn't quite work out as planned, especially once Phoenix takes his case.
  • Friend to All Children: He doesn't just play the role of the Steel Samurai for the money, he also does it because he loves being someone for kids to look up to. In fact, the reason he never publicly revealed himself as the Steel Samurai is because he didn't want to scare the children with his intimidating appearance.
  • Gentle Giant: He's a big guy with the Face of a Thug, but he's probably the sweetest guy you'll ever meet.
  • Gossipy Hens: Rare male example. Despite being a celebrity himself, Powers loves celebrity gossip, seeing the world of celebrities as glamorous. Of course, that's partially because the poor guy perpetually has an outsider's perspective due to his appearance and meek personality.
  • Hero Antagonist: As a result of becoming the prosecution's star witness in case 2-4, he becomes this because Phoenix is Forced into Evil by Shelly de Killer's Blackmail. He testifies truthfully unlike most witnesses you encounter in the Ace Attorney series from the get-go, and the only things that Phoenix can contradict are rather minor errors.
  • Heroic Build: Extremely tall and buff. This is used as evidence against him in Turnabout Samurai, since he's seemingly the only one who could've worn the very large and bulky Steel Samurai suit and kill the victim. That is, until it turned out the victim himself, who is of a very similar build, was the one who wore the suit.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He doesn’t think very highly of himself, as evident by some of his lines in 2-4.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Most of the time, Will simply can't believe who the real culprit is in a case because it's someone he trusts as a coworker. He just doesn't see the worst in people.
  • Informed Deformity: His face, while rough, doesn't seem frightening to the viewer at all. Although this might simply be a case of him thinking he's genuinely ugly, and the only one who really rags on him for it is Wendy Oldbag.
  • I Owe You My Life: He is eternally grateful for being saved in case 1-3, which is why he invites the heroes along to the awards ceremony in case 2-4.
  • Nice Guy: Truly one of the most gentle and kind-hearted characters in the series. He is so nice that he is one of the few witnesses in the Ace Attorney series that testifies truthfully on the stand from the start, leaving only minor errors for Phoenix to contradict.
  • People in Rubber Suits: Reappears in Ace Attorney Investigations 2 to play the title role in the new Moozilla movie. The suit was also used for less pleasant reasons, but not by him.
  • Punny Name: He's got willpower. "Niboshi" is dried sardines (yes, it's ironic). "Saburo" means "third son" or "three lights" depending on the kanji and could also be a pun with "niboshi" which could also be read with other kanji as "two stars."
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: After the events of case 1-3, he stars as the title character of The Pink Princess: Warrior of Little Olde Tokyo.
  • Younger Than They Look: He's 23 in his first appearance, making him younger than Phoenix.

    Wendy Oldbag (Kaoru Ohba

Voiced by (Japanese): Yuu Sugimoto (anime)

Voiced by (English): Anastasia Muñoz (anime)

"Shush! I'm talking to my dear Edgey-Wedgey right now! Don't interrupt us, gramps!"

A hard-ass old woman who for some reason is a security guard, and another one of the series' frequent witnesses. Goes on long-winded rants at a moment's notice, and has a thing for soon-to-be dead actors and Edgeworth, the latter of whom (un)affectionately dubs her the "wicked witch of the witness stand".

  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Miles "Edgey-Poo~" Edgeworth. No seriously, meeting her, in his own words, makes his day go from “not my day” into “waking nightmare” territory. On the day in question, he had already relived his trauma with earthquakes, been accused of murder, had to deliver ransom money, been kidnapped, had his jurisdiction usurped, and discovered two separate murder victims.
    Edgeworth: (Nooooo! Why HER!? Why HERE!? Why NOW!?)
  • Affectionate Nickname: "Edgey-Poo", for Edgeworth.note  It's as cringe-worthy as Edgeworth thinks it is.
  • Berserk Button: Inverted. She usually calms down when Edgeworth shows up. For Edgeworth, though, she serves as his Trauma Button.
  • Blush Sticker: Pops up at the thought of her latest celebrity obsession. Best not thought about at any length.
  • The Cameo:
    • Only appears in the third game in the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue. She still wears the astronaut costume for some reason.note 
    • She appears in a trailer for Apollo Justice, despite her not showing up in the game. An old woman that appears in Case 2 resembles Oldbag in both looks and attitude, but it's never confirmed to be her. It was supposed to be her, but this ended up an Orphaned Reference.
    • She appears in the Japanese trailer advertising the DLC case for Spirit of Justice despite not showing up in that either.
  • Dirty Old Woman:
    • She make several lechurous comments towards Edgeworth, much to his embarrassment and digust.
    • She also mistakes Shi-Long Lang's polite request for questioning as if it also were a pick-up line. She insists she's loyal to Edgeworth, however.
  • Donut Mess with a Cop: A security guard, but she's quite fond of donuts.
  • The Dreaded: To Edgeworth. Played for Laughs.
  • Fan Disservice:
    • Investigations puts her in an extremely busty Pink Princess outfit.
    • You also get to collect her undershirt as evidence. Edgeworth is rightfully shaken by the very thought.
  • Flanderization: In the first game Oldbag, while unpleasable and prone to insulting people, did have a reasonable side, and even helped Phoenix once it's proven that Hammer was trying to frame Will Powers. Later appearances would make her more and more abrasive and unhelpful.
  • Grumpy Old Man: She has a horribly bad temper.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: In Turnabout Samurai, the reasons she gives for suspecting Will Powers when she's on the witness stand are eventually used by Phoenix to cast suspicion on her.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • She will occasionally make comments about the judge being old. For obvious reasons, she has absolutely no room to talk.
    • In Investigations, she complains about a stalker letter she received (which was actually intended for someone else)... while she's been sending Edgeworth flowers for years.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Or so she says. In the manga, her grandmother Wendolyn is channeled and everyone mistakes her for Wendy because they look just like each other. There is an image of her as a younger girl, and if this can be used as an example, then it's actually true.
  • Jerkass: Very reluctant to give help, especially if she thinks you're trying to smear the name of someone she adores. Usually you have to pay her off with something to get her to talk and even then she won't say it nicely.
  • Jerkass to One: While she’s not very nice to anyone outside of Edgeworth, she seems to be rather harsh toward Powers in general.
  • Leitmotif: She doesn't technically have a specific leitmotif, but "Noisy People" from Investigations tends to play specifically in scenes involving her.
  • Motor Mouth: To the point of Edgeworth raising an objection to stop one of her near-infinite rambles in the first game. It gets pretty silly in JFA when she goes into one of her sprees while in an airtight helmet. This doesn't change in the anime, where she speaks at an annoyingly fast pace.
  • Mystery Magnet: People keep getting murdered in or near areas that she has been in except for the courtroom. She is not culpable in any of them.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: She's a security guard in all of her appearances save Investigations, but she has a new employer each time, including 2 over the course of 2 days in Investigations.
  • Old Windbag: To everyone's dismay, especially Phoenix's in the first case she appears in and Edgeworth's afterwards. Even her name is a pun on that, and the lampshades fly thick and fast.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: She pleads with Phoenix to defend Julie, insisting that she couldn’t have murdered Flip. Maya notes that she's "never seen Ms. Oldbag like this".
  • Punny Name: Last name refers to the term "old bag" for an ugly old woman, and combined with her first name, also applies to her long-windedness ("windy old bag"). Her Japanese name is a combination of "old lady" ("obachan") and "idiot" (Oh Bakaoru).
  • Red Herring: She is this in her first appearance in Turnabout Samurai - In the previous two cases, the first witness to accuse the defendant turned out to be the real murderer and conspirator helping the real murderer, respectively. Additionally, she is immediately hostile to Phoenix and Maya. Those two facts in combination make her the most obvious suspect to anyone expecting the case to follow the same formula as the first two, but in the end it turns out her testimony is mostly accurate (Save for a lie of omission only indirectly related to the case.) and she has nothing to do with the murder.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: She accuses Matt Engarde in Case 2-4 of being Juan Corrida's murderer because he's an evil person that wanted to get close to Juan and his manager to cause an scandal. Only the "wanting to cause a scandal" part is wrong (although Matt had someone else commit the murder for him).
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: She rambles on and on about insignificant points, and gets pissed when anyone asks her to keep on track, and often calls poor Nick a "whippersnapper".
  • Scrolling Text: At very fast speeds.
  • Spanner in the Works: Manages to be such a major one in Turnabout Ablaze that it actually manages to get Edgeworth to thank her. Had she not held onto the specific box of Samurai Dogs that Alba bled on, there would be no way to dispute his claims of merely being lost on the way to the bathroom, which would keep Edgeworth from being able to decisively link him to Coachen's murder in the dressing room.
  • Unfortunate Names: Merely calling her by her last name ends up sounding like an insult to her age. Interestingly, she is identified in the text box by her last name, rather than "???" like everyone else, even before you learn her name.
  • Unreadably Fast Text: Once she gets going, it's nearly impossible to keep up.
  • Zero-Effort Boss: Of a sort in Justice for All. Four psyche-locks appear when she is asked about what she witnessed on the night of the murder and she refuses to speak about it unless you get her a present. Because she adores Juan greatly, all it takes is showing her his autograph to her to break all four locks at once.

    Penny Nichols (Yumiko Mamiya

"I don't care what kind of girl you might think I am; I need that card!"

An assistant for Global Studios who was present the day of Hammer's murder. Despite this, she doesn't play much of a role.

  • The Bus Came Back: Like Sahwit, Penny finally returns in the final case of Investigations 2 after a 10-year hiatus from the series. Unlike Sahwit, her role is only marginally more important there than in the original Ace Attorney. Even Edgeworth barely remembers who she is.
  • Demoted to Extra: The anime severely reduces her already small role by not giving her any spoken lines, and she only gets occasional shots.
  • Fangirl: She flips out when she discovers that Phoenix has the last Steel Samurai trading card she needs.
  • Flat Character: Word has it the reason why she was even included in Investigations 2 was because of a popular in-joke among the staff as to who even remembered her, due to her incredibly insignifigant role.
  • Meganekko: She wears glasses, contributing to her dorky nature.
  • Only Sane Man: of the employees we meet at Global Studios, she's the only one who seems completely well-adjusted, in comparison to Will's weepiness and self-esteem issues, Sal's horrific man-child tendencies, Wendy's anger issues, and Dee's dominating treatment of her staff.
  • Otaku: At least she is a much more adorable fan than the ugly Manella.
  • Punny Name: Pennies and nickels. "Mamiya" might be a pun on "mania".
  • Youthful Freckles: Understandably, as she's only 18.

    Cody Hackins (Kyuta Ohtaki

Voiced by (Japanese): Shizuka Ishigami (anime)

Voiced by (English): Kara Edwards (anime)

"I go to every live performance! I always take a picture when the Steel Samurai lands the final blow! Whizzam! I got 'em all! I never missed one! A perfect collection!"

A bratty seven-year-old Steel Samurai-obsessed fanboy. He's been to every live performance of it and decides that just once he'd like to see an actual filming of the show. The end result is he saw Jack Hammer get murdered.

  • Blush Sticker: Has two pink circles perpetually on his cheeks.
  • Brain Bleach: His reaction after seeing that Will Powers also plays the role of Pink Princess.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He's obnoxious and sasses off to every character save Mia, whom he seems to like for some reason. He does ultimately volunteer a genuinely helpful photo in the end, though.
  • Children Are Innocent: Word of God says that he was introduced as a witness because a child's reasons for lying would not be the same as an adult's in the same situation.
  • Demoted to Extra: The anime doesn't hold a court hearing for his testimony because Nick and Maya decide to lure him out with the info (by way of Nick binge-watching Steel Samurai movies all-night long...and failing to recall the right stuff with Cody around but still gets the job done) without even having to require Penny's help with their fascination for collecting Steel Samurai cards (thus diminishing her role further). However, despite this, his role is more active in the events and he becomes a Spanner in the Works who convinces a heartbroken Wendy to speak up and give Nick the crucial evidence to indict the culprit in the case.
  • Exact Words: He boasts about his 100% complete photo collection of every single one of the Steel Samurai's victories onscreen or in public performances. Note the word "victories". Phoenix realises that the real reason why he didn't take a photo of the attack despite being literally in front of it was that the Steel Samurai lost.
  • Harmful to Minors: Averted and then spoofed in the credits — you would think seeing a person killed before his very eyes might be traumatizing. However, due to being a young child, he clearly doesn't understand that what he saw was real. He does cry at the witness stand, though only because Phoenix took apart his testimony. But seeing Will Powers come out of a Pink Princess costume? That left a scar.
    Cody: It was kind of a shock for a boy of my tender age.
  • Innocent Inaccurate: When he testifies, it's plain that he doesn't realize what he witnessed was a murder. Well, a killing, at any rate.
  • Insufferable Genius: When Phoenix tries to buy him back with his own Steel Samurai card.
    Cody: By offering me something I already own, you're in effect eschewing the very basis of our consumer society, namely the principle of fair trade! Man, for a grownup, you sure are dumb!
  • Intrepid Reporter: He claims to have taken pictures of every single one of the Steel Samurai's victories from the TV show to physical live-action public performances which he publishes in a book.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Despite the fact that the Steel Samurai mainly uses a spear, he carries around a katana on his back. He can't get it out of the sheath, though.
  • Ocular Gushers: When Phoenix finally succeeds in taking apart his testimony. It sure doesn't feel good to make a child burst into tears as he realizes that his idol was killed.
  • Otaku: As his Japanese name spells out.
  • Punny Name: Code-hacker. As for his Japanese name, the first three kanji characters (in Eastern name order) form "otaku".

    Sal Manella (Takuya Uzai

Voiced by (Japanese): Masato Nishino (anime)

Voiced by (English): Tyler Walker (anime)

"I try not to pay much attention to things that don't interest me. LOL."

Director of the Steel Samurai. He embodies the typical image of an obsessive teenage (despite being 32) geeky fanboy, in both appearance, personality, and mannerisms.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: To poor Maya.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the anime, Vasquez moves the victim's body by herself, leaving him out of the loop.
  • Big Eater: Eats quite a lot.
  • Compressed Adaptation: The anime removes Vasquez's Fetch Quest for a missing script, which is instead changed to him finding it when first introduced.
  • Crush Filter: In the anime, his first look at Maya has him see her with a more adult body, then reimagines that as a busty kimono-clad Magical Girl, prompting him to think up plans for a new show called "The Pink Princess".
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The anime shows how he's basically abused by Dee Vasquez, such as making him into a human footstool… while he still is overjoyed writing a script on the floor.
  • Extreme Doormat: Powers and Oldbag describe him as a masochistic suckup to Vasquez willing to do literally everything she says, explaining why he helped move Hammer's body.
  • Fat Idiot: Evidently he has some talent given his work as director, but the majority of his screentime shows that when outside of his work he's not exactly bright.
  • Gonk: Is a fat slob with obviously poor hygiene and odious habits.
  • L33t L1ng0: His speech is littered with emoticons, LOLs, and 1337s. He even manages to speak a ":(" at the thought of having not been able to eat a t-bone steak. When he's speaking seriously, though, this gets downplayed to just occasional usage, rather than every other word - thankfully, since trying to decipher actually important information from this kind of speech would just be frustrating.
  • Karma Houdini: If the success of his new show Pink Princess and his cameo in Investigations are of any indication, he somehow gets away with aiding in the coverup to a murder.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: It took being silently intimidated by Edgeworth to get him to speak normally. Well, most of the time, but it made his Witness Testimony a lot easier.
  • Otaku: In its worst form possible.
  • Precision F-Strike: He says "WTF" when you first meet him. Later, he says "My ass is p0wned if I don't find [the script]". Especially noticeable as the games generally keep their dialogue swear free.
  • Punny Name: He's as sickening as salmonella. "Takuya" comes from "otaku", and "Uzai" means "annoying".
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: His fate is never revealed after it's revealed that he helped Dee Vasquez move Jack Hammer's body. Despite that, he was able to get Pink Princess into production and it became a success. He is seen again in Investigations eating lunch, but it's a cameo appearance that has no relevance to the plot.

    Dee Vasquez (Sakura Himegami

Voiced by (Japanese): Yurika Hino (anime)

Voiced by (English): Janelle Lutz (anime)

Played by: Miho Ninagawa (film)

"Don't hit your desk. It irritates me."

Global Studios (and Steel Samurai) producer that built the studio back up from the brink of ruin, and apparently is some sort of business genius. She's also got ties to the mob.

  • Adaptational Villainy: The anime removes the implication that Jack Hammer might have deliberately killed Manuel, along with the detail of Vasquez having been close to Manuel, which makes her less sympathetic than the game attempted to frame her as.
  • Arc Villain: She plays this role for 1-3.
  • Anti-Villain: It's easy to see her as sympathetic in the game, as her murder was in self defense and it's implied that Manuel was close to her, but it's important to remember that she was still a petty blackmailer who spent years threatening and abusing Jack Hammer over Manuel's accidental death. Likewise, she's established to have been a member of the mob and ordered her goons to kill Phoenix and Maya so casually that it couldn't have been the first time she's given such an order.
  • Berserk Button: When Maya mentions the incident where Manuel was killed by Hammer as an accident, she drops her stoic facade for a bit to yell at her before regaining her composure.
  • Blackmail: She was blackmailing Jack Hammer after he accidentally killed another actor.
  • Broken Bird: Five years ago, she watched Manuel die in an accident at Jack Hammer's hands. In the flashback, she is incredibly distraught at his death, the only time you see her act emotionally.
  • Evil vs. Evil: The confrontation between Jack Hammer, who had no issues in trying to frame Will Powers of a murder out of jealousy, and herself, a blackmailer with ties to the mafia.
  • Evil Wears Black: Marks her as a menacing, secretive woman.
  • A Glass in the Hand: She breaks her pipe during her Villainous Breakdown.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: In the promotional manga Turnabout Crossover, she has a sister, Tampopo Himegami (Dandee Vasquez in the Fan Translation), who is (surprise!) also a producer. invoked
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: She's always smoking, and evidently has smoker's lung, since her speech is indicated by the lower-pitched beep-de-beeps usually reserved for males. note  Notably the only character in the series to be shown actually smoking, rather than using something like a lollipop or a bubble pipe.
  • Graceful Loser: Once she is finally caught out as the killer (though in self-defense), she accepts her loss with dignity.
    "...Yes. I am guilty. It was me... Congratulations, Mr. Wright. I lose... again."
  • He Knows Too Much: When Phoenix and Maya refuse to hand over the five-year-old picture of Manuel's death, she calls in her "boys" to "erase" them.
  • Karma Houdini: Her attempt to kill Phoenix and Maya isn't even mentioned in court despite Gumshoe catching her in the act. Though seeing as she got arrested for voluntary manslaughter, this trope could be considered subverted, or at least downplayed. Also, the mafia connections were irrelevant to the murder trial, so mentioning them would have breached the court rules that could result in a valid objection.
  • Killing in Self-Defense: At the climax of the case, Phoenix correctly deduces that her killing of Jack Hammer was an act of self-defense. She doesn't become more sympathetic because of it, however, seeing as Hammer's attempt was prompted by the fact that she had ruined his career by blackmailing him into submission.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Sahwitt was mostly a joke, and White while a despicable bastard was also Stupid Evil the moment he was forced to speak in court. Vasquez meanwhile in much better at covering her tracks, and is the first time the heroes have to work to take out a culprit. Her backstory and the circumstances behind Hammer's death also begins when the series begins showing the culprits in a more three-dimensional light, with actions that are more complex than simple pursuits of wealth and power.
  • The Mafia: She's got major connections in this criminal organization.
  • No OSHA Compliance: Those spiky fence posts that Jack Hammer died by. One would think that the crew would have removed them after the same thing happened five years ago.
  • Not So Stoic: When cornered during the trial.
  • Punny Name: She's a diva. "Sakura" is obvious, and "Himegami" means "princess-goddess".
  • The Quiet One: Part of why her Cross-Examination is so difficult is that she is very terse in everything she says, leaving very little to call her out on.
  • The Stoic: Throughout much of 1-3, she doesn't seem to be concerned at all with the proceedings.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Once her role in Jack Hammer's death is proven, she squeezes her pipe so hard that she breaks it. Compared to almost every villain in the series, her breakdown is rather mild.

Turnabout Goodbyes (Gyakuten, soshite Sayonara)

    Lotta Hart (Natsumi Ohsawagi

Voiced by (Japanese): Reiko Takagi (anime)

Voiced by (English): Whitney Rodgers (anime)

Played by: Mitsuki Tanimura (film)

"Hey! You! Hold on, now! This gal's got a few questions to ask!"

Freelance photographer with a southern accent and a lotta hair. She occasionally appears as a witness when trying to capture some paranormal event or other hot gossip.

  • Adapted Out: Lotta does not appear in the anime version of "Farewell, My Turnabout". Larry takes her role.
  • Ascended Extra: She goes from a spriteless cameo and a single line in the final case of Investigations to having a significantly larger role in the last two cases of the sequel.
  • Be as Unhelpful as Possible: Played with. Lotta is actually quite truthful in her testimonies and rarely lies. The problem is she's also prone to make some very absurd assumptions, and her incredibly misleading photes do not help.
  • Berserk Button: Lotta loves her camera. She always has it, and does NOT like seeing any abuse come to it, she will go nuts if it does. The first time you run into her she screams at you because you wasted all of her film by setting off the camera she was using. Maya forces Phoenix to pay for the expenses.
  • Camera Fiend: As noted above, she's never without her trusty camera.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Manages to correctly identify the murderer in Case 2-2; Ini Miney, by pointing out that if Maya is innocent, she's the only one who doesn't have an alibi. In the same case, she's the only one who calls Franziska out on whipping people, and tries to get the judge to do something about it.
  • Failed a Spot Check:
    • Much of the first day of the trial in 1-4 involves establishing that she could not have seen the murder in question, due in part to not looking at the boat.
    • "There ain't no way anyone was hangin' out behind that foldin' screen!" This is a subversion because there's good reason she couldn't see anyone. Maya was hidden in a box, and the person who had been hiding there was out in front, pretending to be Maya.
  • Fiery Redhead: She has a red afro and she gets angry quite often, either at something Phoenix did or something bad that happens to her.
  • Funny Afro: In the second game, she asks if you remember her name. "Lotta Hair" is one of the possible answers. Pearl remembers her as that woman with "cotton candy" hair.
  • Going for the Big Scoop: This is Lotta's ONLY reason for being on ANY of the crime scenes she shows up at.
  • The Idiot from Osaka: Lotta plays this trope straight with her brash personality, though she claims the stereotype is completely wrong - it's just her who acts that way. In the US version, she's The Idiot From The South, instead.
  • Intrepid Reporter:
    • Subverted. She thinks she's this, but she doesn't really do any hard digging for info, and she contemplates a career switch whenever the going gets rough.
    • Case 4 of Investigations 2 has this played straight, where she, along with Nicole Swift, personally track down the black market auction at the P.I.C. offices in the Grand Tower.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Lotta isn't exactly what one would consider the nicest person in the world. In fact, the first time you find her she not only seems ABSOLUTELY NUTS but is loud and rude. Until you tell her she might be a witness to a murder. Despite being hot-tempered and sassy, she's actually one of the most willingly helpful recurring characters.
  • Laughing Mad: Happens once in case two in the second game. It scares the heck out of Phoenix Wright.
  • Leitmotif: "Blissful People". While she also shares it with other characters in the first game, it becomes associated solely with her from Justice For All onward.
  • Paparazzi: After Case 2-2, Lotta decided to pursuit a career with "more glamour and less gore". Obviously, this was the next logical step.
  • Punny Name: She's got a lot of heart, especially for photography and her camera. "Ohsawagi" means "big commotion". When she shows up in 2-2 and asks if you remember her name, one of the gag choices is "Lotta Hair" playing off her actual name, and her funny afro.
  • Self-Deprecation: Lotta is often pretty hard on herself. She often compares herself unfavorably to other Southerners. She also goes into a mini-Heroic BSoD in 2-2, for relatively trivial reasons, where she runs away from Phoenix yelling about how she's 'lower than garbage'.
  • Shutter Bug: Lotta always has her camera on hand and you can tell she's nearby either by her mouth or by her snapping photos. Except in case four of Justice For All when it was stolen by Wendy Oldbag.
  • Silly Walk: Or silly run. Her run-cycle in Investigations 2 is quite goofy, to be frank.
  • Spanner in the Works:
    • Setting up her camera to automatically take photos upon hearing a loud noise in the first game ends up being critical to find out that the murder scene in a boat in Gourd Lake was actually a Frame-Up, and that the real murder happened earlier.
    • It's implied that she's the one that took the photo that depicts the Yatagarasu flying between the two embassies in the final case in Investigations. It ends up helping prove how the two Primidux statues were switched.
    • The killer in the fourth case of Investigations 2 may have never been caught were it not for Lotta sneaking into the black market auction.
  • Stop Being Stereotypical: A weird case of this trope in the first game, in that she does it to herself. Specifically, when Phoenix and Maya first meet Lotta, Lotta admonishes them not to go thinking all Southerners are like Lotta, because "I'm the exception!"
  • Talks Like a Simile: Related to her Deep South stereotype.

    Old Caretaker/"Uncle" 

Voiced by (Japanese): Takehiro Hasu (anime)

Voiced by (English): R. Bruce Elliott (anime)

Played by: Fumiyo Kohinata (film)

"Ayup... ZZZ"

A crazy old man that owns the boat rental shack on Gourd Lake, though he's convinced it's a pasta joint called the "Wet Noodle". He owns a pet parrot named Polly. He's a lot more connected to the case than is initially apparent.

  • Adaptation Personality Change: In The Movie, he's a creepy old hermit who lacks the comedic traits of the game version of the character. Though both end up fake.
  • Alliterative Name: His real name, which is "Yanni Yogi." Not so much in the Japanese, where it is "Kotaro Haine."
  • Anti-Villain: While he did commit murder and willfully framed an innocent man for the crime, it is only because his scumbag attorney had him plead innocence by reason of insanity to a crime he didn't commit, forcing him to not only put up with the consequences of his actions in the eyes of the public and destroyed his personal life when his wife ended her life but also to act like a bumbling fool for over a decade just to maintain the illusion that he really was not of sound mind. He's really just a nice guy caught under awful circumstances and pushed to the brink.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: A quirk of the first game not carried over to subsequent instalments was that largely irrelevant characters with little significant role in the story would be given the label of their occupation in their character profiles, labelling them as unimportant. The old man is seemingly this, but turns out to be the culprit of the present-day murder, as well as one of the most important figures in the backstory.
  • Follow in My Footsteps: He as part of his Obfuscating Stupidity mistakes Phoenix and Maya for his children and wants them to take over the "noodle shop" after he's gone.
  • Graceful Loser: When Phoenix manages to prove his true identity without any doubt against it, he drops the act completely and fully admits to the court that he killed Hammond and Edgeworth is innocent for that.
  • The Killer Was Left-Handed: The clue that revealed him as the killer was a picture of him shooting the victim with his left-hand.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Gives up and admits to what he did after strong evidence is shown that he's Yanni Yogi.
  • Obfuscating Insanity: For fifteen years he acted insane to back up Hammond's insanity plea. He wasn't too happy about it.
  • Punny Name: His name and his Split Personality resemble Yami Yugi. Meanwhile, "Kotaro Haine" is a reference to the poets Kotaro Takamura, who died of a broken heart; and Haine, who valued youth and romance.
  • Red Herring: For fifteen years he was seen as Gregory Edgeworth's murderer (after being accused by Gregory when he was channeled by Misty Fey), having only obtained his innocence by a plea of insanity. Turns out he indeed wasn't the murderer.
  • Red Right Hand: It's not immediately apparent, but he doesn't have any fingerprints.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: He's clearly disconnected from reality and can't stay on topic for long. Not to mention the fact that he thinks he runs a noodle shop that, for some reason, also rents boats. It doesn't get more scatterbrained than that. Except, not really. The whole thing is an act and he's still entirely lucid.
  • A Sinister Clue: He fires a gun with his left hand.
  • Senior Sleep Cycle: He keeps falling asleep standing as soon as he stops talking, and takes a second to wake up whenever he's spoken to. All part of his act.
  • Snot Bubble: Appears whenever he falls asleep, which is often.
  • Sympathetic Murderer: Robert Hammond prevented him from being convicted but ruined his life in the process.
  • Talkative Loon: He doesn't seem to have much of a grasp on reality. Subverted. He's faking it.
  • Tragic Villain: He murdered the man that had ruined his life with a plea of insanity. He expresses no remorse for what he did, but the victim is painted in a worse light In-Universe than him after the truth is exposed. The Movie plays this up with a brutal Tear Jerker flashback to him witnessing his fiance commit suicide.
  • Villainous Breakdown: One of the few killers to avert this. When exposed, he simply reverts to his more composed true self and calmly admits his crime.
  • Vigilante Execution: Killed Robert Hammond for ruining his life and driving his wife to suicide.
  • Walking Spoiler: About 90% of this article is spoilered out. It doesn't take much to figure out that there's a lot more to this odd old man than meets the eye.
  • Weapon of Choice: A semiautomatic pistol, both as a baliff and as the culprit of Case 1-4.
  • We Named the Monkey "Jack": Names his parrot after his fiancee.
  • Wham Line:
    • Not said by him specifically but when his parrot suddenly says "Don't forget DL-6!", his antics soon stop being funny.
    • He's convinced that Hammond's murderer is "little Edgey", the way he says it hinting about his past, and that he had met Edgeworth before.

Rise from the Ashes (Yomigaeru Gyakuten)

    Angel Starr (Kyoka Ichinotani

"The name is Angel Starr. Don't you go forgetting it. Or before you know it I'll have you whimpering at my heels."

A former detective whose ability to wring information out of suspects earned her the nickname the "Cough-Up Queen". Like Marshall, Starr worked on the SL-9 case, but in her case was fired instead of demoted and now works as a lunch vendor (hence why she's not in the law enforcers section). With her connections (boyfriends) in the police department, she joined Marshall's attempts to continue the investigation of SL-9. Since the case ended she developed a hatred for prosecutors, and is the primary witness of Goodman's murder.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Uses it to flaunt a bust that rivals even Mia Fey's.
  • The Alibi: As you play through Rise from the Ashes, a large amount of evidence accumulates against Miles Edgeworth which heavily implies that someone was trying to do a Frame-Up against him. Angel Starr's witnessing of a stabbing in the alleged crime scene in the garage proved that Edgeworth was nowhere near the alleged crime scene, so Edgeworth was called to prosecute his boss instead of sitting in the defendant's chair in that case because he is the highest-ranking prosecutor under the chief prosecutor.
  • Busman's Vocabulary: Since she's a lunch vendor, she tends to make puns and metaphors based on food.
  • Dominatrix: Implied, as she offers to crush Phoenix under her heels.
  • Duality Motif: It's very subtle, but her "good mood" eye is dark blue while her "don't mess with me" eye is silvery blue.
  • Expressive Hair: Her mood is indicated by which eye is covered by her bangs.
  • Gold Digger: She admits to having multiple "boyfriends" at the Police Station. It's not money she's after, she uses them for information regarding SL-9. Although it's not stated if they're literal boyfriends or just friends in high places.
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: She's implied to have been so effective at getting suspects to confess (thus earning her the title "Cough-up Queen") because she's capable of doing the good-cop-bad-cop thing by herself.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: Has one of each.
  • Hypocrite: In court, she keeps insisting that prosecutors forge evidence and twist testimonies to get the verdicts they want, at the same time Angel herself is giving false testimony to get the verdict she wants.
  • Lethal Chef: Played with. Her lunches are delicious, but some of the items on her menu range from "questionable" (Squid Wheels) to "Is this even safe to eat?" (Peppered Fish Guts, among other things). She likes to give these particular lunches out to people she doesn't like.
  • Little Black Dress. Hard to see in the game, but she wears a dress under her coat.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kyoka" refers to the flowers you leave at a grave, and "Ichinotani" is a famous battlefield from the Sengoku period.
  • Mismatched Eyes: One Creepy Blue Eye (which is her 'dere' eye, although she blinks almost too much) and an Icy Blue Eye (her 'tsun' eye). Word of God is that the former is a coloured contact.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Check out that Japanese name.
  • Nice Hat: Is bento-themed, with the rice attachments.
  • Not So Different: Develops a hatred of prosecutors as a result of being fired over forged evidence although Gant was the actual mastermind, supposedly to get Darke convicted. She makes false testimony in order to try to get Lana guilty, claiming that she knows Lana killed Goodman and this is necessary to convince the court of it.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Which eye gets covered depends on her current personality.
  • The Red Baron: "Cough-up Queen."
  • Pretty in Mink: Wears a gray fur coat, trimmed with light gray fur.
  • Punny Name: She's the prosecution's starr witness.
  • Really Gets Around: She has a bunch of boyfriends... although it's not made clear whether they are genuine boyfriends, or if she was just using them to find means to investigate the SL-9 incident.
  • Single-Issue Wonk: On the stand, she's obsessed with proving that Lana planned to murder Bruce Goodman. Edgeworth actually doesn't care all that much about this and is quite prepared to believe it was spur-of-the-moment, but her attempts to prove her own theory end up undermining Edgeworth's case.
  • Spanner in the Works: The fact that she witnessed Lana Skye stabbing Bruce Goodman's already lifeless body threw a giant monkey wrench in whatever plans Lana and more importantly, Damon Gant had for covering it up.
  • Tsundere: To the point where her hair flip and revealed eye indicate which "mode" she's in.


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