- Crossover Ship: Phoenix/Samus. Pearl was NOT happy. Before that, Samus was with Solid Snake, which didn't make Captain Falcon very happy... Pearl also gets her own ship with Pit.
- Moment of Awesome: In Case #3, Psychic Turnabout, Lucas has just admitted to the crime, which Mewtwo had been claiming to, in order to protect him. Things look like they're heading towards a Bittersweet Ending....until Phoenix objects and proceeds to prove that the crime in question was the fault of neither of them, and clears them both in one fell swoop.
- Moral Event Horizon: Luigi does this in Case #7 when he threatens Trucy with his psychic powers in order to blackmail Apollo into still defending him.
- MST3K Mantra: You're probably going to need it to get through some details and ideas.
- The Woobie: One could make an argument for Mewtwo or Lucas, considering all that happens to them over the years.
YMMV / Phoenix's SSBB Case Files