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Ace Attorney: Beyond the Shadows is a fan-made work for the Ace Attorney series created by Gizmological. It is a collection of five cases set after the events of Dual Destinies and the whole dark age of the law plotline.

    Case 1: Turnabout Recovery 
Set after the events of Dual Destinies, the dark age of the law is finally coming to a close and the legal system can begin to recover. Well, that would be the plan, but a close friend of the Wright Anything Agency is a suspect for (what else) murder. So Apollo and Phoenix once again take up the defence bench and tackle yet another case. But things may not be as simple as they appear to be...

    Case 2: The Smouldering Turnabout 
A couple of months after the last case, Chief Prosecutor Edgeworth comes to the Wright Anything Agency with a request. A prosecutor has been arrested for the murder of a high ranking employee at a famous company called Red Co. After the events that led to the dark age of the law, this case is particularly sensitive and has the potential to once again plunge the legal world into chaos. Even worse is that everything about this case is stacked against the defence, even the defendant himself.

    Case 3: A Turnabout of Chance 
With the Red Co. case behind them, Apollo and Athena take the night off and meet up with Franziska at... a casino? Peculiar choices aside, things begin to take a turn for the worse when a body is discovered by one of the staff members. Now Apollo finds himself taking on another case, although his motives for doing so are somewhat questionable...

    Extra Case: Turnabout Regrets 
Edward Crooke, a highly successful defence attorney, looks back to his days as a rookie public defender. Losing case after case, Crooke was beginning to have second thoughts about his career. That is until, in his darkest moments, he was offered one last chance to make a name for himself by defending an important client against a murder charge.

    Case 4: Turnabout Before the Dawn 
Things appear to have calmed down a bit now that the Rivales family has been taken care of. At least, it seemed that way until Phoenix Wright vanished from the hospital. Not only that, but an old case seems to have reared its ugly head once more. It's time to get some answers about what's been going on, once and for all.


This fan case provides examples of:

  • Amoral Attorney: Edward Crooke works for the Rivales and Mags' criminal syndicate, and got several of their associates off the hook. He justifies it by saying that everyone deserves a fair trial, but several of his own trials showed signs of tampering in his favor. In truth, he didn't enjoy his work nor did he approve of the methods used, and when the criminal syndicate was shut down for good he turned in his attorney's badge and began searching for Faith.
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: Edward Crooke takes Apollo's place as the playable attorney for the extra case, Turnabout Regrets.
  • Asshole Victim: Several.
    • Matt Doore was a member of Nathan Mags' syndicate and his personal secretary, and killed Raymond Bett during a deal gone wrong.
    • Raymond Bett was a smuggler who betrayed Mags' syndicate and was killed by Matt Doore as retaliation.
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    • Ness Tinline was the second-in-command of the Rivales gang and aided in the manipulation of Doore's trial.
    • Charles Fuzz was on Nathan Mags' payroll and killed Detective Victor Timothy.
  • Big Bad: Nathan Mags is ultimately the one pulling the strings of the syndicate.
  • Big Eater: Ian Gard regularly notes how he's starving.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Detective Charles Fuzz introduces himself by having his theme song, a jazzy salsa tune, be played before he gives his name and occupation.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Nathan Mags holds a tight control over Los Angeles through his company, Red Co. and through his control of the Rivales gang.
  • Detective Patsy: Edward Crooke was called upon to defend Matt Doore, Nathan Mags' personal secretary for the murder of Raymobd Bett.
  • Dirty Cop: Detective Charles Fuzz was on Nathan Mags' payroll the whole time and was the one who killed Detective Victor Timothy and blamed Ema Skye for his death in order to retrieve the OG-4 case file. He also manipulated the evidence in Matt Doore's trial.
  • Left the Background Music On: Detective Charles Fuzz' theme is actually played in the courtroom as his introduction.
  • The Lost Lenore: Prosecutor Faith Truman, despite her short interaction with defence attorney Edward Crooke, left quite the impact on him. His "betrayal" in the case of Matt Doore and her disappearance affected him badly.
  • Karma Houdini: In case 4, you find out that Charles Fuzz was found not guilty in his trial. Due to double jeopardy laws, he can't be held on trial for the same crime again.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Charles Fuzz doesn't last longer than a day before being killed.
  • Never Found the Body:
    • Wade Waters was killed by Marlow Dee, and the shot that killed him sent him into the strong currents of the Dawning River and he was never seen again. In truth, he faked his death with Dee's help and returned as the British immigrant Douglas Ford.
    • In the epilogue, Edward Crooke mentions that Waters' resurgence made him realize that Faith Truman's body was also never recovered.
  • Not Me This Time:
    • The defendant of case 3 is the Rivales Casino butler "John Doe", also known as Shelly de Killer. Though he was at the Rivales Casino to assassinate someone, he had nothing to do with the murder that took place.
    • Mags wasn't the one who ordered Fuzz to retrieve the case file in case 1. That was Shay Dee, who forged a letter using the signature Mags uses for his criminal activities.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: How "Douglas Ford" is unmasked as Wade Waters: Apollo mentions that now that he's under pressure, his British accent vanished.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Nathan Mags, CEO and founder of Red Co. is described by Brooke Keeper as being an absolute pleasure to work with and that he treats his employees like family.

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