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Anubis is a large black guide dog and assists his owner, the blind assassin Sirhan Dogen, during his hits. Anubis' collar has a custom-made bell on it, with an identical one being attached to Dogen's knife prior to his arrest.
Rescuer[edit | edit source]
- Main article: IS-7 Incident
On a particularly cold day in December 2000, Dogen and Anubis witnessed two boys trapped in a frozen car. They rescued the children, only to find that they suffered from amnesia due to the trauma of their near-death experience. Dogen thus sent them to the nearby Happy Family Home orphanage.
Six years later, in February 2007, Anubis accompanied Dogen as he assassinated President Di-Jun Huang of Zheng Fa at the orphanage. Dogen's clients sought to betray the assassin and kill him, but with the help of Simon Keyes, one of the boys whom Dogen and Anubis had rescued, they managed to escape.
Supplier dog[edit | edit source]
- Main article: The Imprisoned Turnabout
Dogen was eventually arrested and convicted for his crimes by prosecutor Miles Edgeworth. By this time, Keyes had run away from the orphanage, which had closed down. Dogen found that Patricia Roland, the owner of the orphanage, was now a warden at his prison, and blackmailed her into providing various goods for him and the other inmates. Roland would bring the goods to a well in the prison courtyard and spray perfume into the well as a signal for Anubis to arrive. The well was connected to the cell of Jay Elbird, which allowed the dog to carry the goods all the way back to Dogen's cell.
In March 2019, Anubis delivered the dead body of Horace Knightley to Dogen. He had been stabbed in the neck, with a small chisel protruding from the fatal wound. The assassin was surprised when he heard the bell from his knife, which was now attached to the chisel. Suspecting that he was being framed, Dogen had the dog take the body to one of the workrooms, pull the chisel out there, and then bring it back to him. Frank Sahwit, one of the prison inmates, spotted Anubis while he was pulling out the chisel and became frightened at the apparent sight of the dog biting Knightley to death.
Knightley's murder prompted Miles Edgeworth to investigate, as he was the one who had Knightley arrested. He eventually met Anubis in the prison's hallway, with the dog's fierce barking frightening Edgeworth's companions, Kay Faraday and Raymond Shields, into running away, though the prosecutor was merely startled. Although Dogen had Anubis hide the chisel in his mouth whenever he had visitors, Edgeworth eventually found the chisel anyway. However, since only Knightley's prints were on it, it was ruled out as the murder weapon, and Dogen was in turn ruled out as a suspect. Roland was eventually indicted for the murder.
Going on a walk[edit | edit source]
- Main article: The Grand Turnabout
A week after the murder, Dogen and Anubis escaped from prison to look for Keyes. They found Edgeworth, who was looking for the mastermind behind several murders. They figured out that these two people were one and the same, and Dogen had Anubis leap on Edgeworth as a distraction so that he could escape. Dogen then appeared after Edgeworth exposed Keyes, in order to save his life from another assassin.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Anubis is just as intimidating and dangerous as his owner Dogen, to whom he is fiercely loyal. According to the assassin, Anubis knows the standard dog tricks, but also has alternate versions of them used during hits. For example, "roll over" would start with Anubis biting the victim's foot. Anubis also likes to leap on Dogen's back suddenly, as if attacking him. One individual toward whom Anubis seems particularly antagonistic is Miles Edgeworth; just about the only thing the prosecutor and the assassin's dog have in common is a shared icy glare.
Name[edit | edit source]
- "Kuro" is Japanese for "black".
- His English name in the unofficial fan translation patch for Gyakuten Kenji 2 is "Anubis", which comes from the name of the canine-headed ancient Egyptian god associated with mummification and the afterlife.
Development[edit | edit source]
- Assuming that the Anubis who helped rescue Simon Keyes and Horace Knightley during the IS-7 Incident was the same dog encountered by Miles Edgeworth, this would make him at least 18 years old. Such longevity is exceptionally rare in dogs, particularly larger breeds, but not entirely unheard of.
- Anubis may be intended to be a Tosa, which are also known as Japanese Mastiffs.