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Delicia Scones is a pharmacist who was one of the competitors in the confectionery contest hosted by famous television chef Jeffrey Master in 2000. Although Scones claimed to be a chef from England, she was actually an employee of the Master Group sent to retrieve the "Angel's Recipe", a book of experimental pharmaceutical drug recipes in Master's possession. Her exact age is unknown, but she is apparently far older than she appears, even treating Tyrell Badd as younger in comparison.

Undercover "chef"Edit

Main article: IS-7 Incident

When Master inherited the Angel's Recipe from his father, he decided to host a confectionery contest with the book as the prize. The Master Group disapproved of this and sent Scones as an entrant in the contest. With the help of Katherine Hall, she managed to make it to the finals, albeit by cheating; her elaborate sweets were only cream decorations on top of models. Because she was not actually a dessert chef, Scones left the room containing her finals entry, a cream castle, at room temperature, causing the cream to begin to melt. Master discovered that Scone was using inedible props, and confiscated two rock salt lamps and put them in his room.

Later, Scones went outside with Master and Hall for tea, while the other contestants, Dane Gustavia and Isaac Dover, stayed to finish their entries. At some point before the judging, however, Scones sneaked into each contestant's room and, seeing that no one was in any of them, her sweet tooth caused her to steal a few bites from each of them. Dover's entry was a collection of frozen sherbet sculptures modeled after the signs of the zodiac. Scones tried the strings from the lyre on the Gemini sculpture, only to find that they tasted salty. She also discovered the letters "PH" engraved in the sculptures. At some point upon returning to her own room, Scones also discovered that one of the five fluorescent cloths that she had used as props had disappeared.

Hall later heard a crash in Master's room, and found Dover dead inside a chocolate treasure chest, which was part of the chocolate sailing ship display that was Master's entry. The rock salt lamps were found inside Scones' cream castle, and one of them was stained with the victim's blood. Master was arrested for murder, and Gregory Edgeworth took on his defense. Edgeworth was able to investigate both Master's and Scones' respective rooms, and was able to figure out that the body had been covered with the missing cloth. It also turned out that Scones' snacking had weakened a support on the ship, causing it to crash onto the treasure chest, exposing the body.

Prosecutor Manfred von Karma claimed that the body had been taken into police custody, but Edgeworth discovered that it had in reality gone missing. However, he could not prove this in court, and so lost the trial, which lasted a year. Master was convicted of being an accomplice to the crime, with the case being designated as the IS-7 Incident by the police.

Gallery pharmacistEdit

Main article: The Inherited Turnabout

Eighteen years later, Hall bought Master's mansion and planned to reform it into an art gallery. Scones visited her a week before the grand opening, and gave her four new salt lamps, as well as the fluorescent cloths that she had used 18 years ago. Hall hired Scones to operate an infirmary in the mansion. Scones later found that a bottle of Megatoxin X that she had on her was gone, and submitted a theft report to the police.

The grand opening attracted all those still alive who had been involved in the IS-7 Incident, as well as Gregory's son, Miles Edgeworth. Gustavia ended up triggering a poison gas trap and was sent to the infirmary, where he was expected to make a full recovery. During the ensuing investigation, Scones was at the fountain when the missing fluorescent cloth from 18 years prior surfaced. She was briefly accused of setting up the trap because the stolen bottle of Megatoxin X had been planted in Gustavia's pocket, but she showed her theft report in order to prove that someone else had taken it. The body of Isaac Dover later surfaced in the fountain, confirming what Gregory had deduced 18 years ago.

It turned out that Dover's body had been frozen inside the Gemini sculpture and disguised using the missing fluorescent cloth. Hall had stolen the sculptures and taken them to the mansion's freezer, not knowing until checking up on them 18 years later that the body was there. Hall had dumped the Gemini sculpture into the fountain, and the body had sunk to the bottom until it thawed. Moreover, the poison gas had been set up by Hall in order to get revenge on the real culprit behind the IS-7 Incident. Since Gustavia had tried to check on a body that only the killer would have known about, this proved his guilt.

Dover had attacked Gustavia first, causing his head to hit one of the rock salt lamps, which in turn had led to Gustavia killing Dover with the other lamp. Gustavia had rubbed the lamp with his blood on the lyre strings of the Gemini sculpture, explaining its saltiness. Gustavia had originally intended to frame Scones because she had cheated, but the body had been discovered in Master's room before Gustavia could move it elsewhere, eventually causing Master to be blamed. Despite the apparent expiry of the statute of limitations on the IS-7 Incident, extensions due to Master's conviction as an accomplice and Gustavia's three-year stay in Zheng Fa after the murder allowed Gustavia to be finally arrested for Dover's murder.

PersonalityEdit

Delishscone mug

Mugshot.

Scones has something of a child-like demeanour to match her youthful appearance; she is normally cheerful and outgoing, but can get huffy if things aren't going her way. Her actual age is something of a running joke, as she often drops hints that she is far older than she appears, but then refuses to reveal exactly what that age is. Scones is also overly familiar with other people, even those she's only just met. She likes to give nicknames to everyone she meets, normally to the other person's chagrin.

NameEdit

  • Her full name is a play on "delicious scone"; scones are a small British quick bread of Scottish origin.
  • Scone's name in the unofficial English fan translation patch for Gyakuten Kenji 2 is changed slightly to "Delicia Scones".

DevelopmentEdit

The animal design on Delicia Scones' apron is the same as that on Frank Sahwit's own apron, which he wears over his inmate uniform in The Imprisoned Turnabout.