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Bellboy
Oh, her? Sir, not to boast but I knew the moment I saw her... "She'd do it!" I said!
Phoenix Wright
(Do WHAT?! I'm starting to think the most suspicious person here is this guy!)

An unnamed bellboy who worked at the Gatewater Hotel across from Phoenix Wright's office. He was called to court as a witness in order to testify on a hotel guest's actions at the time of a murder, although he was never asked for his name or occupation at that time.

Murder of Mia Fey[]

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Flirting with April May.

Before the murder of Mia Fey, the bellboy was serving ice coffee to room 303, in which April May and Redd White were staying, having previously been the one to check them in. After receiving a call from her at 8 p.m., he delivered two glasses of ice coffee to their room an hour later. May met him outside the room so as to create a solid alibi for herself while preventing the bellboy from noticing that White was not in the room, instead being in the Fey & Co. Law Offices across from the hotel, murdering Fey. The bellboy was disappointed that May had a companion when he checked them in, because he thought she was beautiful and his type of woman.

When Maya Fey was accused of the murder, Phoenix Wright was hired as her defense lawyer. Although he proved that May had been wiretapping the offices, he couldn't prove who the murderer was and so he called the bellboy in desperation, who appeared in court still holding his tray. After cross-examining the bellboy's testimony, ultimately Wright revealed that two people had shared the room, causing the trial to be adjourned for a day to enable further investigation. The bellboy later wrote an affidavit for Wright that could help him uncover White as the second person in the room.

The bellboy seems to have been slightly overexcited by his time in court and was also under the misapprehension that May was the murderer. After the trial, he was determined to keep room 303 as it was and charge extra for it. Despite Wright's confusion over the bellboy's reaction, the added advertising seemed to help the hotel, so much so that a second hotel was later opened. The bellboy also appeared to have benefited, taking over as management of the Gatewater Hotel at some point around Miles Edgeworth's trial.

A suicide note[]

Main article: Rise from the Ashes

This bellboy often brought tea to Room 1202 of the Prosecutor's Building for Edgeworth. One day, after the Bruce Goodman murder case, the bellboy entered the office only to find a letter on the desk. This was Edgeworth's "suicide note" that he had left before leaving the country.

As the Proto Badger[]

Main article: The Kidnapped Turnabout

As the Proto Badger.

At some point, the bellboy became an employee of the Gatewater Land theme park, in which he would play the part of the Proto Badger. He briefly aided Miles Edgeworth in the investigation into the murder of Colin Devorae. Although the bellboy didn't take off his costume during this encounter, Edgeworth vaguely recognized him from his manner of speech and general mannerisms.

Personality[]

Mugshot.

The bellboy is very formal with others and is generally quite prim and proper, although he can still be influenced by a pretty face. Somewhat forgetful, he completely forgot who Wright was when they met in Edgeworth's office. He also has an extreme devotion to his hotel, to the point of being glad that there was a murder tied to the hotel, as it would create publicity. This, along with his excitement at being involved in a murder inquiry, caused Wright to find him rather odd and creepy, possibly even verging on insane.

Development[]

  • The bellboy was not initially planned as a witness by the developers, but they ended up putting him on the witness stand with a full tea set balanced on a tray. This became the basis of the playful attitude of the Ace Attorney series.[1]

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References[]

  1. "Bellboy was not initially planned as a witness but he ended up taking the stand with a full tea set balanced on a tray. This became the basis of the playful attitude of the "Ace Attorney" series."
    Hayashi, M. K. et al (October 2009). The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada: UDON Entertainment. Page 72. ISBN-13: 978-1-897376-19-5 / ISBN-10: 1-897376-19-7.
  2. Belle Windsor: I live right next door to the Gatewater Hotel. I'm friends with the head bellboy there. He's told me all about you, Mr. Wright.
    Kuroda, K. et al (2011). Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Volume 1. United States of America: Kodansha Comics. Page 19. ISBN: 978-1-935-42969-2.
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