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Ace Attorney: Investigations
- This game gives the same level of awe-inspiring presentation given to Living Lie Detectors (Phoenix Wright), superhuman tell-spotting (Apollo Justice), and emotion-sensing (Dual Destinies) to basic deductive reasoning. It's as if the developers were trying to make something he does look awesome despite Edgeworth having no "superpowers".note
- Like other Ace Attorney games, there is liberal use of the Internal Monologue. Phoenix's thought process is fairly straightfoward, occasionally snarky, and a little self-deprecating. When you get into Miles' head, the contrast is palpable as he proceeds to describe events in the most pompous and grandiloquent way he can. Even looking out of airplane windows.
- In the epilogue, Kay and Gumshoe discuss the traditional end-of-case celebratory photo. Edgeworth is having none of it, but they catch up to him when he tries to run away and the final photo is Kay taking a selfie while Gumshoe holds an angry Edgeworth in place.
- Edgeworth's response to Gumshoe when inspecting Portsman's door:Gumshoe: Aha! So I guess only a great cat burglar could get in! That must be who our culprit is!
Edgeworth: ...Might I advise you to return that conclusion to whatever pawn shop you bought it from?
- Hilarious in Hindsight, as we learn the identity of the cat burglar in question.
- Gumshoe running into the office yelling at Portsman, and getting a book in the face.
- When you talk to Winston Payne, he makes an offer that you can see him in his office at any time. However, he is only called "Prosecutor" at the top of the dialogue box. After Edgeworth thanks Payne for his offer, he thinks, "Who is this guy again?"
- Speaking of Payne, examining one of the doors in the hallway will reveal that Edgeworth thinks Payne is the janitor.
- Pressing one of Portsman's statements reveal Detective Gumshoe is famous among the prosecutors... famous for screwing up so much that every prosecutor has a betting pool on how long it will take for Edgeworth to finally get sick of him and fire him. Gumshoe in shock turns to Edgeworth to ask if this is true. Edgeworth for his part, can barely bring himself to deny the rumor.
- Edgeworth has some choice words regarding the iFly suitcases.Edgeworth: "Um... Well... Uh... How should I put this... It's hideous."
("Hmm. Maybe that was a bit too direct.")
- "I-I pinky-swear I do, on my honor as a professional prosecutor."
- Cammy Meele's first testimony. That is just the pinnacle of unhelpfulness.
- Also, when Franziska asks you about how you suppose Agent Hicks died, if you choose anything but "free fall", Hilarity Ensues.Edgeworth: Agent Hicks was trapped in the elevator, and died from oxygen loss!
Edgeworth: A-and... he was bruised when he collapsed.
- When you first land, either before talking to Gumshoe or after, talk to the eating passenger. "OM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM! In Soviet Russia, World Flags Lunchboxes eat j00!" and "I feel a wave of CR34T1V3 P0W3RZ coming ON! It's over 9000!!! LULZ!" And the fun doesn't even stop there. It's Sal Manella and the lunch boxes are a wink to Angel Starr.
- When you start investigating the crime scene, and you examine certain parts of the room. For example, if you have Edgeworth look out the window.Edgeworth: (These counter windows offer a glimpse of the sky, but these clouds, they tell me nothing...)
Teneiro: Mr. Edgeworth...? You... look like you're talking to the clouds.
Edgeworth: Is that so? Then tell me, what do you suppose I said to them?
Teneiro: I don't know, but it looked like a rather one-sided conversation.
Edgeworth: (The clouds... They tell me nothing.)
- Teneiro mentions that iFly was holding an English Language trivia contest, to which Edgeworth replies that the youth of today wouldn't know the difference between a particle and a participle. Teneiro then scolds Edgeworth because she doesn't believe that participle is a word.
- "Don't sleep while I'm pointing my finger at you!"
- Zinc Lablanc falling through the air in slow-motion, as while this is going on, dramatic music is playing.
- What caused him to fall down in the first place. He was mad at an officer for not letting him in the crime scene. Lablanc then threatens the officer that he's now resorted to use force instead. Cue Lablanc giving the officer one pathetic shove and not even getting the officer to budge as he falls off the railing.
- And while this is happening, Edgeworth and Franziska discuss about the victim's cause of death and don't even bother looking. Meanwhile, Gumshoe is beside them and is just begging to get the two to notice. Of course, Edgeworth has noticed, but Lablanc falling over the railing has given him a "Eureka!" Moment which he's discussing with Franziska now.Gumshoe: ...You two aren't listening at all, aren't you...?
- After the plane lands, Gumshoe notices a pretty lady in the next plane is watching them and asks Edgeworth to wave back at her with him.Edgeworth: I refuse to be your wingman on this!
The Kidnapped Turnabout
- The suitcase Edgeworth uses to transport Lance's ransom money is the suitcase he got from Rhoda. He doesn't even keep the thing a full day before he tries to get rid of it.
- Edgeworth's first vocal thing after finding himself tied up and locked in a basement:Edgeworth: "NGHOOOOOOOOOOOH!"
- Kay's melodramatic introduction, which also results in her getting stuck with Edgeworth. She should have considered the escape route BEFORE jumping in to save Edgeworth.
- Agent Lang's introduction, with his 100 man Interpol team. It's ridiculous.
- Gumshoe's reaction to Kay's claiming to be Edgeworth's assistant is to threaten her with arrest on a charge of larceny, only to get literally dragged away, screaming "NOOOOOOO!", as Lang's team has forcefully deputized him for Interpol assistance.
- Lauren starts rambling about being Lance's girlfriend by saying that they're more like friends and aren't really intimate. Without making any kind of comment out loud or in his head, Edgeworth goes into his damage animation at the flood of oversharing.
- After Ema's explanation of her latest forensics device:Edgeworth: '...Science has never been more ominous to me than at this very moment...'
- Edgeworth's reactions to Oldbag are enough to make this game her best appearance.Edgeworth (upon seeing Oldbag as the Pink Badger): (It's official. This has gone from the typical "not my day" into the realm of "waking nightmare".)
- Even funnier if you know exactly WHAT Edgeworth's day has even included. Here's a hint: Cases 2, 3, and 1 all happen within hours of each other in that order.
- This sentence, taken out of context:Kay: Why in the world are you asking the werewolf for permission!?
- Edgeworth presses the Blue Badger...only to find Meekins the very-annoying officer. Annoying people 2. Edgeworth 0.
- The Proto Badger in general is pretty scary. However, if you talk to him enough times in the kidnapper's hideout, it turns out to be the bellboy from the first game!
- Phoenix, Maya, and Pearl enjoying themselves on a boat just by the bridge. Edgeworth somehow fails to notice them at all... and vice versa.
- Alternatively, Edgeworth spots them and actively decides not to enlist their help out of Pride, even though Nick would 1. instantly offer it and 2. ask for help himself if their situations were reversed.
- Edgeworth doesn't know that his stern but gentlemanly conduct, along with his looks, makes him a Chick Magnet. Why it takes Gumshoe to get him to realize this is almost beyond common sense.
- When asked who the captive person Lance passed off as Oliver to Lauren was one of the options is Lance himself. Cue justified bafflement from Lang:Lang: "Are you serious!? Or perhaps you believe there was a rip in the space-time continuum?"
- When you talk to the father and son duo who were standing beside a model of the court building, he reveals that he was the one who made the model, and was fired the day he completed it since he used up enough money to build the real thing. He said it's because it has some special mechanisms. Examine the model itself and you get this:Edgeworth: ...Is that a face? And hands? Does this thing transform?
- The case shows that Edgeworth liked to do glaring contests when he was younger. He has two, one versus a bailiff and another versus his own reflection. He loses the former, but wins the latter. The point of glaring is to cow your opponent into submission. That's right, Edgeworth cowed his own reflection into submission. Try figuring that one out.
- Also, the bailiff was asleep. Edgeworth doesn't realize this immediately, though.
- You get to cross-examine, of all people, the Judge:Edgeworth: "Objection! Your Honor...!
The Judge: "I cannot allow you to make an objection."
Edgeworth: "Wh-what? I'm sorry, Your Honor, but I cannot allow you to not allow me to make an objection."
The Judge: "Egads! I've been overruled?!
- When you present the balloon piece to the Judge, he asks Edgeworth whether he wants that added to the court record while the "Added to Court Record/Organizer" sound plays.
- This exchange:Gumshoe: I've already told you a gazillion times, pal! I didn't do it!
Edgeworth: I'll be the judge of that, Detective Gumshoe.
Franziska: No, you won't! I'll be the judge of that!
Judge: No, no, no, no, no! I'M the judge around here! And I'LL be the judge of that!
Gumshoe: Why can't you guys be a little less judgmental...?
Judge: Yes, well, speaking of hasty judgements, Detective Gumshoe...
- Edgeworth asks Detective Tyrell Badd a simple, off-handed question that causes him to bug his eyes out in a glare and reach into his tattered coat as if he's going to pull out a gun. Edgeworth himself believes the Detective is about to do just that... but all he does is pull out a mirror and proceed to scratch his beard while admiring his reflection.
- Kay Faraday blows her nose in Edgeworth's cravat. Also causes some Mood Whiplash due to the Tear Jerker mood right beforehand when everyone finds out Kay already knew her father had been killed.
- Before that, Kay kicking Edgeworth down was also pretty hilarious, too. To some, it even looked like she kicked him square in the crotch from the back.Franziska: (totally deadpan) I cannot believe you didn't see that coming.Edgeworth: (clearly in pain) Ngaarrgargh...! Kids... can sometimes be so cruel....
- Before that, Kay kicking Edgeworth down was also pretty hilarious, too. To some, it even looked like she kicked him square in the crotch from the back.
- Calisto Yew says something to get on Franziska's nerves, and Franziska readies her whip:Edgeworth: Franziska, choose who you whip carefully or we could end up getting sued— (Is instantaneously whipped) — Oww!
Franziska: There. I have chosen carefully, as you have asked.
(Calisto breaks into hysterical laughter, which for once is actually appropriate.)
- "What is wrong with these two women?! Why does my pain give them delight?"
- When you examine the hot dog selection on the vending machine:Edgeworth: "When you're in hot water, you might need a hot dog."................Hmm...It looks like this slogan was decided through a public contest. And the winner was... Prosecutor Winston Payne...?
Franziska: Hmph. What a pathetic slogan. No presence at all! Now, if it were up to me, it would read... "If you leave matters in a von Karma's hands, everyone in court will be found guilty dogs!"
- The entire vending machine, really. Inspecting the "Defendant's Milk" leads Fran and Miles into a debate as to whether the milk is freshly milked by defendants or from defendants.
- Franziska rhapsodizing how tasty the swiss rolls are, the light and fluffy texture, the all-natural ingredients... or so she's heard. She's obviously angling for Miles to buy her one, but denies it when he offers to directly, so he decides to ignore her Hint Dropping.
- At the end of the case, Franziska's response to Gumshoe calling Detective Badd "Pops".Franziska: "Pops?"...? Watched one too many detective dramas recently, have we?
Edgeworth: (Way to single-handedly destroy the cheery atmosphere with one snarky comment.)
- If you present your prosecutor's badge to Detective Gumshoe when you first meet him, Edgeworth tries to show his badge to the detective, who declines, saying that "a real man has a police badge"! Edgeworth is pretty angry, and it's fairly obvious that, it being his first case and the prosecutors not usually wearing their badges, he just wanted to show off.
- Most of the conversations, as usual, between Franziska and her "little" brother are pretty funny when they're not being heartwarming. You can almost hear them sticking their tongues out at each other at times.
- Calisto before the reveal. It's hard to see her true colors when she doesn't take anything seriously.
- Franziska's short height being a sore spot for her. Even funnier when Edgeworth uses her as a reference when explaining the blind spot underneath the hallway window.
Edgeworth: So that window on the other side belongs to the men's restroom...
- If you examine the window in the hallway, this exchange occurs:
Franziska: ... I can't see it.
Edgeworth: At your height? I'm not surprised.
Franziska: ......! (She whips him)
Edgeworth: Nnghoooooooh! (I guess short people have feelings too!)
- Presenting the prosecutor's badge to Manfred leads to a discussion about how it's much more dignified and chic to keep it in one's pocket rather than flaunt it—but by the end, it's clear that Manfred won't wear it for the rather mundane reason that he doesn't want to put holes in his fancy lapels.
- This exchange between Franziska and the Judge when he neglected to hand over a piece of evidence:Franziska: Your Honor, were you derelict in your duties?
Judge: What? No! I dare not lick my duties! What do you take me for!?
- When Edgeworth is pressing Badd on what he talked about with Yew:Badd: Trivial stuff. It was nothing important.
Edgeworth: That's for me to decide.
Edgeworth: (Alright, I suppose that's for him to decide. Moving on then.)
- When Edgeworth accuses Shih-na of seeing the world through rose-colored glasses (Regarding the effectiveness of Lang's arrest policies), she is immediately seen with her sunglasses on.
- Shih-na and Kay's conversation after Kay is acquitted from the murder accusation ends like this:Shih-na: It's not good to be so stubborn. I hope you can understand that.Kay: Thanks a lot for the concern, Ms. Shih-na! Let me share something with you, too, as a token of my appreciation! Those sunglasses totally do nothing for you, so I'll steal them from you next time, OK!?Shih-na: Wh—!?
- Larry's second testimony, as it's essentially a non-stop stream of Edgeworth and everyone else present ripping into him.
- Pretty much anything between Edgeworth and Larry, honestly - the entire conversation about why Larry was on the roof and Santa Claus being an unlawful trespasser — and to boot, that the ides of March would be in a matter of hours, and Santa only comes in December is hilarious.Edgeworth: Santa Claus only comes on December the 24th. That's in December, you nitwit!!
- Anything that has Edgeworth interact with the Steel Samurai mythos. Especially his reaction to Larry being the Steel Samurai. Imagine Nixon-like jowls.Edgeworth: LAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYY!! YOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!
- Steel Samurai Sushi Slice!
- Hilariously, every time this happens Edgeworth spaces out and temporarily forgets his anger towards Larry.
- If you present the autograph to Larry, Edgeworth gives this gem:Edgeworth: Larry. I have one question for you, and depending on how you answer, I may let you live.
- This gem:Larry: [...] Watch as I defeat Edgey in a battle of wits!
Edgeworth: (Larry, have you forgotten that, should I "lose", your victory prize will be your arrest?)
- If you present anything to Larry that doesn't lead to a specific reaction, Franziska knocks him out with her whip. You can do this ad nauseam.Edgeworth: "Larry, I wonder if you might know what this is?"
Larry: "Nope, not a clue!"
Edgeworth: "You didn't even look at it!"
Larry: "Nah, that's because the only thing I can see right now is the form of my lovely Franzy!"
Franziska: "Oh? In that case, allow me to help you sear my form into you for all eternity!"
Larry: "Eek! Aaaah! Whippity-Whip Triiiiip!"
Edgeworth: "Now THIS is a trip I'm willing to endorse, especially if we can finally get some peace here."
- Examining the pool to find Larry popping out of the water.
- Steel Samurai Sushi Slice!
- Possibly the funniest objection in the series, as Edgeworth is confronted by Oldbag in a scene that already has him dealing with Larry:Edgeworth: Objection! Go away!
- Oldbag as the Pink Badger? Clever. Oldbag as the Pink Princess? Hilarious.
- Part of its fun is in the music they use. It really captures the moment perfectly.Oldbag: Heh... This must be what they call fate.
Edgeworth: H-How could this happen two days in a roooooow?!
- This conversation:Oldbag: I guess I misjudged you.
Oldbag: I thought he was trying to avoid me, you see.
Edgeworth: (That was no misjudgment on your part! That's PRECISELY what I was trying to do!)
- And this one:Edgeworth: I thought you were working at Gatewater land as the Pink Badger?"
Oldbag: What are you talking about? That was AGES ago!
Edgeworth: (That was YESTERDAY!)
- This gem:Franziska: (talking to Oldbag) Aren't you a lively old lady.
- Part of its fun is in the music they use. It really captures the moment perfectly.
- Poor Edgeworth. Wendy Oldbag had been his tormentor and creepy stalker for so long... they just HAD to include her undershirt as a piece of evidence. Of course, Franziska takes it the wrong way and think he's just being a pervert, while he's just as squicked as the rest of us. It's still damn hilarious, though.
- During one of Oldbag's super speed rambles she starts by complaining everything seems to always be her fault and jumps to talking about her husband who apparently proposed with "I guess I'm stuck marrying you."
- Another one of Oldbag's rambles is when you find out Larry accidentally sent her a love letter. She at first rants at Larry for being a stalker, then goes on to declare her love for Edgeworth. Blink and you might miss, but she admits that she was tempted by Lang, but will always remain faithful to Edgeworth.Oldbag: So it was you! You're my stalker! But I should warn you, it doesn't matter what kind of flattery you throw at me. I'm the type of woman who's focused wholly on one man, and one man only, and as long as Edgy-poo is alive, I can't just drop him and be unfaithful. Nope! Although earlier, I was tempted just a tiny-winy bit by that wolf-man! But that was just a test of my love for Edgy-poo and I passed with flying colours...*goes on and on*
Larry *gets whipped* ahhh! I-I'm so inspired!
Franziska: (to Larry) You're such an inconsiderate, foolish and all-around worthless man!
Edgeworth: (thinking) I thought I heard something ominous just now, but perhaps it was just my imagination.
- Another one of Oldbag's rambles is when you find out Larry accidentally sent her a love letter. She at first rants at Larry for being a stalker, then goes on to declare her love for Edgeworth. Blink and you might miss, but she admits that she was tempted by Lang, but will always remain faithful to Edgeworth.
- When Edgeworth is discarding the evidence he no longer needs, special mention goes to the autograph written by the Steel Samurai, revealed to have been played by Larry Butz earlier. Instead of merely doing away with it like the rest of the evidence, Edgeworth vindictively crumples it into a ball and tosses it on the ground. Seems like Larry crushed Edgey's fanboy heart more than he'd like to admit.
- Soon after Larry reveals himself as the Steel Samurai, Franziska will ask Edgeworth a question, but he's so upset that his entire response is "I'm sorry, but could you not talk to me right now?" while standing in his damage animation.
- This quote from Lang when he talks to Larry:Lang: There, there. Aren't childhood friends great? They're the best...for punching! But that will have to wait until after we're off this crime scene.Larry: Ahhh! Edgey! Save me from the scary man!
- Examining the ladder near the open-air theater will once again resurrect the ladder-stepladder debate, this time with Edgeworth representing the argument that they are the same, and Kay representing the opposition.
- A particularly priceless moment while examining the belongings of Disc-One Final Boss Shih-na/Yew.Edgeworth: "Let's examine her shoes."
Lang: "Hey Mr. Prosecutor. You know what they say about men who look at a woman's shoes?"
Shih-na: "Ahah! How scandalous!"
- As the finisher to an entire conga line of increasingly unlikely objectors, when someone objects, and everybody wonders who it was:Forensics: It was meeeeeeeee!
- Lang and Shih-na's joint reaction to the photograph of the Yatagarasu (actually a statue wrapped in a coat) apparently flying through the air:Lang: I know you may not have realized this, but...
Shih-na shows up out of nowhere so they can both dramatically point in unison
Lang: ...people can't fly.
Edgeworth: Of course I know that! That's bloody common sense!
- Especially funny since Edgeworth has worked on a case involving a "flying person", and Franziska has worked on two.note
- Lang sends one of his subordinates to ask for permission to examine the Primidux Statue. When the latter hesitates, Lang's habit of reciting the proverbs of his ancestor produces this gem.Lang: Lang Zi says: ... JUST GO ALREADY!
- The scene where Lang gives a gift to one of his men, saying that it's a present for his ''younger brother's wife's young brother's birthday!'' While Lang's 'pack' are going on about what a great guy their shifu is (with one even crying Manly Tears), Edgeworth has these thoughts.Edgeworth: (...I should probably leave them to their "alone time.")
- Lang's reactions at getting beaten by Edgeworth's logic are already hilarious in itself, but this one takes the cake.Lang: Lang Zi says...HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWLLLL!
- While Edgeworth explains that Shih-na AKA Calisto Yew seemingly killed Manny Coachen, a dramatization of the murder is shown up. Taken out of context, it looks like Calisto merely showed the knife to Manny, and a few seconds later, he instantly falls dead.
- After a long and grueling cross-examination, the killer is finally forced to admit defeat because of the "rising sun fan" on a hot dog box, which is really from a spot of his blood. And this arouses Edgeworth's suspicion... because is such a nerd about Steel Samurai that he knows it isn't a part of the Steel Samurai mythos or merchandise line-up.
- Related to that is just where the evidence comes from. The person who delivers the crucial nail in the coffin, and is responsible for bringing down an ambassador and smuggling ringleader with massive amounts of connections, who has been shooting down evidence left and right in this drawn-out showdown with the law? Wendy Freaking Oldbag.
Ace Attorney: Investigations 2
- Sebastian accidentally slapping himself in the face with his own baton when he's caught off-guard (which is often) never gets old. Ever.
- On a less sadistic note, his surprised animation is both adorable and cute, because his Idiot Hair, carefully crafted into the shape of a question mark, stands straight up like an exclamation point.
- Almost everything Nicole Swift does. Well, until she becomes a suspect, that is. In particular, try presenting her own tape recorder to her during the right-side audience investigation.
- Edgeworth taking offense to the popped Steel Samurai balloon to where he considers it a serious crime on its own.
- Kay's entrance.
- When asked which evidence was tampered with towards the end, selecting "the bullet", despite giving you a penalty, causes a pretty hilarious conversation.
- Huang admitting he hid under the bed after the assassination attempt even though he knew it was fake because he's terrified of the sound of guns is particularly hilarious in the fan translation, where it goes like so:Huang: It doesn't matter! I simply hate the sound of guns! That terrifying sound! I just can't help it!*awkward silence*Nicole: ...That definitely ain't going in my article.
- The second time you're asked to deduce a bullet's shooter judging from its trajectory, fail and you get this:Huang: So the murder weapon wasn't a gun, but a boomerang!
- After Huang breaks down, his character turns from resembling a lion to resembling a St. Bernard...
- Payne shows up as a cameo again and mentions he will help Edgeworth as much as he can as a prosecutor. Edgeworth expresses surprise Payne is a prosecutor (he thought Payne was a janitor in the first game).
- The sheer audacity of de Killer's Paper-Thin Disguise. He's literally wearing his signature seashell symbol on his kimono, and absolutely nobody notices the connection until he takes Knightley hostage.
The Imprisoned Turnabout
- When searching for the missing metal weights, Edgeworth tells Gumshoe to use one of his "Seven Secret Weapons"...and instead of the metal detector, Gumshoe eagerly pulls out...a fishing pole.
- The Bait-and-Switch buildup to Raymond greeting Edgeworth as Manfred von Karma.
- Gumshoe mentioning how good he is at leaking investigation reports to defense attorneys.
- Any testimony by Sebastian, period. But the first one still stands out, as most players really don't see its sheer absurdity coming. His theme even plays over it!
- Edgeworth says that Sebastian's decision to arrest Simon based on finding his fingerprints on Knightly's chessboard was too rash. When Sebastian is inevitably confused, Edgeworth explains the reason the prints were there was because Simon delivered it to him. Sebastian has a "Eureka!" Moment and finally understands what he meant... by his use of the word "rash."Edgeworth: (He was stuck on that?!)
- Justine "overruling" what is essentially a pickup line from Raymond.
- Sahwit returns, and true to form, smacks Edgeworth with his toupee!
- Edgeworth and Raymond rushing to help Kay, the crisis music kicking in and everything... only to find her being smacked by an elephant. Then Raymond trying to get a hug from Regina, only to yell as the elephant hits him too.
- Edgeworth deals with the elephant by... pointing at it and shouting "Stop that this instant!" One can't help but reminisce about Phoenix taking on Money "man to monkey" in Justice for All.
- Present incorrect evidence when cross-examining Patricia Roland and you get this exchange:Edgeworth: Warden, would you have a look at this evidence?Patricia: What's this, Edgey. You want my attention so badly?Edgeworth: No, I didn't mean...Patricia: I'll give you as many hugs as you like!Raymond: Miles, run!Edgeworth: O...kay.
- At one point, Edgeworth has to talk to Simon Keyes, but Simon finds Edgeworth so intimidating that Kay has to talk on Edgeworth's behalf. At one point, Edgeworth starts thinking of questions that Kay asks...without being told first.Edgeworth: (Is Kay...stealing my thoughts?)Kay: No, they're just written on your face!Edgeworth: (Reacts)
- Shortly after meeting Raymond, Edgeworth wants to know about the room. So he asks Raymond, who gives three (wrong) options which spawn three amusing conversations. Here's what happens if you say "Lecture Room":Edgeworth: (to Raymond) This room... was where the body was found. Do you know anything about it?Raymond: Ah, this room, eh? Here's a pop quiz for our prodigy prosecutor. Which one of these three is the name of this room?Options are "Lecture Room", "Morgue", and "Entertainment Room"Edgeworth: (folding his arms and looking unimpressed) ... The Lecture Room?Raymond: (with feigned surprise animation) So they tied up Knightley-boy and lectured him to death? (claps) As expected of Prosecutor Edgeworth! You sure have an eye for the details! (grinning) Well, let's reveal the correct answer! Prosecutor Edgeworth's answer is... Wrong! (failure sound effect) The correct answer is the Workroom.Edgeworth: (still looking unimpressed) ...Edgeworth: (all three choices were wrong. I hate it when he does that.)
- Raymond offers hugs to just about any female he runs across but only Patricia Roland takes him up on it and man does she ever!
- Ray is quite delighted by the thought of Regina Berry training animals by cracking a whip and barking orders. Edgeworth replies that if that's the sort of thing Ray's into, then he has just the woman in mind...
- When Edgeworth goes to talk to Sirhan Dogen, you have the option of presenting his dog Anubis' profile;Edgeworth: I have a few questions to ask about your dog.
Dogen: In that case, why don't you ask him directly?
Edgeworth: Very well. ........
Edgeworth: (Damaged animation) (Wait! There's no way I'll be able to interrogate a dog!)
The Inherited Turnabout
- Edgeworth asking Larry Butz to point out an error in Sebastian's argument. He does, easily.
- Hell, even Larry calls Sebastian an idiot. Like one YouTube comment says: "When Larry Butz calls you an idiot, you know that you have a problem with yourself."Larry: Hey Edgey... Don't you think this prosecutor is kind of an idiot?Edgeworth: Indeed. Although I've known him for a short time, his logic is always absurd.
- Hell, even Larry calls Sebastian an idiot. Like one YouTube comment says: "When Larry Butz calls you an idiot, you know that you have a problem with yourself."
- Sebastian gives us this gem:Sebastian: I get it now...! Yeah. That's it!Edgeworth: Huh... What did you realize?Sebastian: The victim committed suicide! And he thought he'd look refined if he died in an art gallery!Edgeworth: ...
- The DeLite couple planning their next heist, with Ron in his Mask de Masque outfit.
- The intro scene with Badd meeting Shields, and the slightly concerned sprite they chose for Gregory to explain about Shields' odd paper-eating habit, as well as Badd's surprised reaction. All the while, Shields is standing off to the side, nonchalantly eating the paper describing Badd. Apparently, it tastes "kinda bitter."
- If Edgeworth presents the wrong evidence when asked to show the poison gas's origins, the player gets this gem:Justine: ...Sebastian, don't get too close to Mr. Edgeworth. His foolish logic will make you dizzy... I find it poisonous, and even guilty.Sebastian: ... (Cue animated surprised expression where he actually scoots away from Edgeworth)Edgeworth: (He actually backed off...)
- Jeff's introduction to Gregory and Raymond involves him singing a song. The detention guard next to him responds... by doing jazz hands. Then they do the song again, and this time Gregory gives this remark:
- One of the guards in the room where Larry breaks the teapot is apparently convinced Edgeworth could walk through walls if he wanted to.Officer: P-Prosecutor Debeste ordered me not to let you investigate anything but this room. I absolutely cannot let you pass through any further than this! I'm sorry!Edgeworth: I won't, since I can't pass through anyway. You're standing in front of a wall.Officer: No! After all, you're Prosecutor Edgeworth! If you really wanted to, this wall wouldn't stop you.Kay: Wow! You are even more fearsome than I thought, Mr. Edgeworth!Edgeworth: (Just what kind of human do these people think I am...?)
- When you make Edgeworth present his prosecutor's badge to Delicia Scones during the last part of the case, she notices how he has a different badge from his father. Edgeworth says that it is because he chose the path of becoming a prosecutor instead of a defense attorney. Delicia then gives us this bit:Delicia: Ahh... I see! So that's how it is. It can't be helped, eh? Since you're at that age. But when you get a bit bigger, I'm sure you'll understand that your father loved you!Edgeworth: ...?Delicia: Because everyone goes through the rebellious phase! There's no reason to be ashamed about it!Edgeworth: (furiously) What...! I didn't become a prosecutor because I was in a rebellious phase!
- When Badd is forced to watch over Gregory and Ray's investigation of Delicia's room, he says "I'm stuck babysitting again." While this is definitely a Call-Forward to Turnabout Reminiscence, the way he says "again" implies the image of Badd being forced by Manfred to watch over his 1-2 year old daughter. Probably with a reduced salary.
- When Justine presents a rulebook explaining the statue of limitations on crimes, it's not the thick, imposing legal sourcebook you might expect; it's, instead, a green school textbook with a picture of a cartoon cat pointing to a clock on the cover. The book itself is hilarious, but the idea that Justine, of all people, keeps it on hand is even better.
The Forgotten Turnabout
- In the fan translation, Karin Jenson diagnoses Edgeworth with lupus.
- When Franziska Von Karma meets Sebastian Debeste. The guy can't finish a sentence without getting whipped. He even lampshades it himself, and gets whipped for it.
- Later, when we get introduced to Blaise Debeste, Franziska greets him with a curtsey. Blaise says that the curtsey is unnecessary, then proceeds to reminisce about when she used to "sit on his lap and call him Unkie Boo-Boo".
- Examining the Winged Unicorn statue on the Big Tower roof leads to a completely irrelevant and hilarious bit of dialogue. The title of the statue turns out to be "Contradiction". The memetic popularity of a certain show makes it Hilarious in Hindsight.
- Needless to say, the fan translation (released well after Friendship is Magic became popular) goes all-in on this reference, having Edgeworth say that the statue of the Winged Unicorn "sparkles in the twilight".
- Karin and Bonnie's Boke and Tsukkomi Routine where the former whacks the latter's round hair bun from behind like a speedball and the latter conks the former from her blind spot with her walking stick.
- When Kay loses her memories, Edgeworth attempted to get her to remember the names of completely mundane everyday things, but she managed to turn them all into thief-related stuff.
- Franziska meeting with Lotta again. Not only does Franziska absolutely remember Lotta, but she hates her. Of course, it's a matter of seconds before Franziska whips her and they're both cheesed off. Made funnier by Ema and Edgeworth commenting on it from the peanut gallery.Ema: (nonchalant thinking face) ... Ms von Karma seems to really dislike Lotta.
Edgeworth: (with his arms folded and eyes closed, evidently bored) ... I can't say she's fond of her.
- Franziska shows up to reveal a crucial fact about the case... only for the room to go dead silent as this turns out to be something that had already been proven before she arrived. She also gets frustrated when the group talks about various points they covered while she was gone, making her angry about being kept out of the loop.
The Grand Turnabout
- The case begins with a crime scene suggesting an interesting yet sadly implausible murder: the president of Zheng Fa being stomped on by a kaiju. Edgeworth has to repeatedly remind Kay that this is probably not the case.
- In the first investigation, if you examine the door with the broken lock a second time, Kay and Edgeworth will both agree that they "don't see anyone important around here", just as the camera pans up to show Phoenix and Maya in the background checking out the Grand Tower, blocked from Kay and Edgeworth's line of sight by the fence.
- Lotta's running animation.
- Kay scolding Edgeworth, of all things.Edgeworth: Doing something like this, it's as if we're a couple of petty thieves...!Kay: Shh! Be quiet! Right now, we're a couple of Great Thieves! Have some self-awareness!Edgeworth: (...She scolded me.)
- The first time we see Justine be a mother to John is her lecturing him, which takes so long that the game skips most of it, and an exasperated Lang has to remind them that they are in the middle of an investigation. Even better, the music that plays during this scene is the hectic sounding Restless People (which usually plays for less serious characters like Nicole Swift and Delicia Scones), basically the complete opposite what we've seen of Justine's demeanor.
- Justine calling Lang a werewolf/wolf-man. Especially since it's so otherwise out-of-character for her.
- Try examining the rabbit and tortoise-shaped play equipment during the SS-5 orphanage recreation. Kay's version of the Tortoise and the Hare fable has to be seen to be believed.
- This game's Big Bad turns out to be Simon Keyes, the seemingly unimportant circus performer and defendant from case 2. When Edgeworth confronts him, he's about to perform his show, and is dressed as a clown. Fittingly, he gets some hilarious animations and poses despite his horrible actions:
- His "shrugging shoulders" pose, with an innocent "Oh come on, you joker!"-like smile and squirrels jumping from his left hand to the right one and somersaulting back on the left one. They don't even acknowledge the latter.
- His "confident" pose. He leans on a cat, who's being held up by a chipmunk, who's standing on a pig. Don't ask how this formation can even exist, let alone function as a stable piece of furniture.
- His fake breakdown, a Skyward Scream set to his father's theme music before both him and the music abruptly cut off. "Just kidding!"
- His real Villainous Breakdown: after his evil is exposed, all the animals he's been working with are pissed at him and beat him up while he begs for mercy: first, three hummingbirds peck him in the face. Then, the can he's been using as an armrest does a jumping kick. Money the Monkey rapidly claws him, and then a gorilla punches him while the chipmunks he's been juggling pull his hair. Finally, Astique the Elephant pulls him upwards.
- Present the Yatagarasu Badge to Lang and watch as Kay and Lang argue over whether crows or wolves are stronger like children in rival fandoms.
- As usual, every time Franziska gets royally cheesed off, it's hilarious. Somehow even moreso than before due to her Character Development making her genuinely kinder and more patient. When she finds out two key pieces of evidence are missing and they're luckily granted a 15 minute recess due to Shields' quick thinking, she makes her presence known off camera by a number of sound effects that either indicate her stomping about, which is hilarious on its own, or hitting Shields (though there is no whip sound effect). Edgeworth calmly notes, "... And here comes another noisy individual."
- After Edgeworth finds Sebastian tied up in his own home, we get cut to Ray, Courtney, and Franziska "stalling the trial". This involves Ray stating that the Absence of Evidence should be enough to acquit the defendant, Franziska calling him a fool and whipping him, and Courtney and Roland watching on like they're watching The Three Stooges. It seems this process had been repeating ad nauseum for two hours.
- While recreating the SS-5 incident, a very obvious and important contradiction is displayed as Di-Jun Huang being held at gunpoint by the kidnapper, while Jack Cameron is squatting below them and a fourth person is about to kill him with a brick, creating a darkly hilarious and absurd image of four people in the same spot while two of them are committing crimes.
- While on the search for John Marsh, talking to Regina has her mention that she wanted to use Astique the elephant and Regent the tiger to help, only to get stopped by Simon from letting the animals run around the city.Edgeworth: (Hmm, if Simon hadn't been there, there would probably be a mass panic right about now...)