Bridge to the Turnabout is actually NOT the best trial ever. Let me start off, and also, I’m open to debate.
This trial makes Phoenix seem like some kind of dumbass. So why don’t we look at previous trials. He is the CEO of Turnabout and always find the truth. But he doesn’t know that running across a non sturdy bridge that is on fire isn’t dangerous. He literally tried to run across a bridge that was already falling apart just to see if people were on the other side.
This is not just idiotic, but it also is failed heroism. It doesn’t matter if people are on the other side because they’re all perfectly safe. It’s referenced that the other side if the dojo is abundant of food, and we could see that it obviously wasn’t on fire, meaning that whoever was across the other side was safe. Not only this, but if he did get to the other side, how’s he going to get back? Run across a burning bridge again with more people? Hell no.
Now, let’s get more scientific. The drop down to the river is about 125 feet, meaning that when Phoenix hit the water it would’ve felt like concrete. Now, we get to see Phoenix’s point of view during the fall, and it is clear that he is looking up, suggesting that he was facing back first. In this case, he probably would’ve been paralyzed, faced immediate death, or passed out with serious back issues.
Now, let’s say he didn’t die or become paralyzed, he just passed out in a moving river that probably leads to high amounts of saltwater where he would’ve definitely drowned in his “sleep.” If he fell facing more in one direction he probably could’ve washed up to shore, so if this is the possibility then Larry definitely called 911. But keep in mind that Larry doesn’t know how far down Phoenix went, so the rescue could take hours, and enough time for Wright to wake up. When Wright wakes up, he’s probably going to be in serious pain and won’t be able to move very much. Now, let’s go back in time a little bit.
The bridge was on fire, we know this, and we know the bridge eventually fell apart. This means debris would be in the water and generally around the river, meaning that it wouldn’t be safe to even be breathing in air around the body of water. But let’s just say Phoenix is built different and somehow survives THIS. The debris from the bridge would still be in the water, causing rash. Not only this, but it could also impale him depending on the size of the debris.
To continue, Phoenix fell in a fresh water river during the middle of winter, meaning that the water must be freezing cold. Now, continuing with this argument, we can confirm that Phoenix getting hypothermia from this is very likely. Along with the fact that the water molecules are going to be more close together and abundant, multiplying the pain of hitting the water. And don’t tell me that the water isn’t freezing cold because it is literally snowing. Now, for anybody who says, “Oh, but the fire and smoke could bring down the temperature of the water,” I pray for you and your education. Phoenix hit the water about the same time as the debris, and even then, there would be no major changes in temperature.
So let’s count down, Phoenix has breathed in smoke, landed in water from a 100 foot drop back first, possibly been impaled by debris, could not swim in the water that was freezing cold, has hypothermia and third degree burns at the same time, and has probably inhaled dirty water.
How the hell is this man alive? Even someone who is in peak shape would face clinical trauma from this. But let’s continue, Phoenix gets rescued. The hospital is miles away from the dojo, and Phoenix is ways away from the dojo, meaning that it’s going to be a long drive. We are considering that this man has gone through Groundhog Day and literally has had no medical treatment for hours. Chances are Phoenix will soon face clinical death, and sent to the hospital. If he gets revived, because keep in mind that this is only clinical death, then he still has several injuries. As there is a small chance of survival, this would take weeks to heal, and Phoenix comes back a (few) day(s) later like it was nothing. Now I know this is an anime, but it’s also supposed to be a realistic fiction, and it’s not doing good at that. We should also mention that Los Angeles in the Saiban Series has a bad reputation of medical employees. (The Miny’s, Grey, Moe, Nichody.) God must love this man.
Now, while Phoenix is “recovering” from his injuries, we get an Edgeworth POV. This was something I can praise, but the trial was kind of boring. Finally, we’re going to talk about Misty Fey, Morgan Fey, Dahlia’s breakdown, and Godot as a villain. If I were to be honest, HOW THE F*CK DID NOBODY KNOW THIS WAS MISTY FEY? She literally changed her hair and name and then people couldn’t find this chick. She didn’t even legally change her name, and this contradicts her entire job. She’s a children’s author, which is cool. Good for you, Misty!
Unfortunately, you changed your name without authority, meaning that your current name is just an alias, and your ID still says Misty Fey. In order to publish a book, the author must show their ID if they’re over the age of 18. That means that she showed her ID when publishing her books, and since she’s technically a fugitive, the government could confront her over the DL6.
Now either way, changing your hair, name, and hometown really doesn’t change a lot. And what I find really funny, is that she moved 30 minutes away near a dojo when there were authorities and reporters looking for her. The channeling dojo should be on maps, and if people REALLY wanted to meet her then they can just look at the fact that she is a spirit channeler, SO WHY WOULDN’T SHE BE NEAR A SPIRIT CHANNELING DOJO?!?!?! Ok, next, Morgan Fey. They accused her without an alibi, thus, it isn’t fair to accuse her of any plots just because “Dahlia” said so. And Dahlia has a bad reputation of lying, along with the fact that there is no scientific evidence pointing to the person Maya channeled being Dahlia, Now, I thought Dahlia’s breakdown was cool, so I won’t be saying more about that. Finally Godot. I saw a poll saying that Godot was an antihero and not a villain, but I don’t really think that.
I think that anyone who is a murderer, is a villain. And this case was a lot like TTime Traveler. For all we know, Godot could just be a better criminal than Nichody, he says he was trying to protect Maya, but he could’ve just had it out for Misty all along. After all, Misty did leave her two children just because of a controversy, and Diego dated Mia. Maybe Diego holds a grudge against Misty, since she never saw Mia before Redd White interfered with things. If you think about it, Nichody could’ve used the same excuse considering that he killed the person attempting to murder Sorin’s bride.
Well, that’s my long ass opinion, and if you read the entire thing, share your opinions with me.