|Farewell, My Turnabout
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|I became a lawyer because I thought... I thought I could save people who were suffering and in pain... But... When I look at this mess we're in, I can't even protect the person closest to me. Even if I win the case, I still lose in the end...|
Episode 4: Farewell, My Turnabout is the fourth and final episode in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All. In this episode, an action star has been murdered, and his lead rival has been arrested as the suspect. Phoenix is unwillingly dragged into the case when Maya Fey is kidnapped by a mysterious figure, who uses Maya as a hostage to demand Phoenix get an acquittal for the suspect. In a turn of events, Phoenix's current rival, Franziska von Karma, is wounded by Maya's kidnapper, and so his old rival Miles Edgeworth takes her place as the prosecutor.
Following his brief appearance in the epilogue of the previous case, this episode marks the proper return of Edgeworth after his abrupt disappearance. Will Powers and Wendy Oldbag from Turnabout Samurai also make a return. Additionally, this episode marks the début of Adrian Andrews, who reappeared in The Stolen Turnabout, and Shelly de Killer, who reappeared in Turnabout Target.
This episode also features a special investigation mode in which Phoenix Wright uses a frequency detector made by Detective Gumshoe to sweep for bugs at the scene of the crime. A similar mode is featured in Bridge to the Turnabout.
- 1 Prologue
- 2 Mar. 20
- 3 Mar. 21
- 4 Mar. 22
- 5 Mar. 23
- 6 References to other cases
- 7 References to popular culture
- 8 Anime changes
- 9 Notes
- 10 Other languages
In the darkness, a drum roll starts and an announcer begins to speak:
|Now! The moment you've all been waiting for! Who will be this year's Grand Prix Champion? Who will be our "Hero of Heroes"!?|
As an image of the moon appears, the sound of an audience applauding and cheering can be heard. The view pans down to reveal a number of costumed characters. In the center is a figure wearing blue armor with a shuriken on his helmet. As the spotlights play over this figure, the announcer ponders:
|Will it be last year's runner-up, Jammin' Ninja!?|
The spotlights move on, with the announcer introducing each of the colorful contestants in turn:
|Or maybe Captain Saipan all the way from the lovely tropical island of Saipan!? I see the students of a certain Starry School are raring to win! And Global Hero Onyankopon doesn't want to go home without the prize! We hope lady luck is with all our heroes tonight!|
The drum roll begins once more as the moment of the announcement approaches.
|And now! The winner of the third annual Hero of Heroes Grand Prix...|
Suddenly, a voice interrupts:
The image of the moon is suddenly sliced in two and a figure drops down from the ceiling while the theme music from The Steel Samurai: Warrior of Neo Olde Tokyo plays. The announcer reacts in surprise as the figure opens a giant fan with "Hero of Heroes Super Hero" written on it while the other competitors react mainly with shock, apart from the Jammin' Ninja, who looks furious.
|Whoooooooooa! The true hero of the night has appeared in our midst! It looks like this year's Grand Prix goes to this fantastic warrior! The Nickel Samurai! Too bad, Jammin' Ninja. Looks like the title eluded you again this year!|
In the luxurious Gatewater Imperial Hotel's Viola Hall, Phoenix Wright, Maya Fey, Pearl Fey and Will Powers reacted to hearing that the Nickel Samurai won the Hero of Heroes Grand Prix in their own ways; Maya with excitement, Wright with apathy, Powers with pride that the Nickel Samurai was "doing the series justice" and Pearl with confusion. She asked if the person everyone was cheering for had won, and Maya told her that he had. When Pearl revealed that she watched Kids' Masterpiece Theatre rather than The Nickel Samurai, Maya tried to persuade her to change. Pearl wondered if Wright watched the show, but Maya told her that he was an "old fart" who wasn't allowed to watch it anymore, and he stated that he preferred Kids' Masterpiece Theatre. Pearl was annoyed that Wright and Maya were not sharing the same interests, but was told to give it a rest by Maya.
Powers was pleased that they were all having such a good time and was glad to have invited them, although he felt sorry for the Jammin' Ninja, who had lost to The Pink Princess: Warrior of Little Olde Tokyo the previous year and to The Nickel Samurai this year. Maya and Powers talked about how odd it was that the Jammin' Ninja was missing his signature bright red guitar, while Wright despaired at "these people and their shows". He thanked Powers anyway for inviting them, but was told it was nothing since Powers owed him for defending him in court two years earlier. Maya interjected to tell Wright that they should head for the hotel lobby since there was a post-ceremony stage show due to start soon and Powers told them that there would be a press conference after that. Wright wondered if something was to be announced, but was told it was supposedly something about the Nickel Samurai confessing something. Maya and Pearl told the pair to stop talking and start moving, with Wright wondering what the rush was about since the show wasn't due to start for another 20 minutes.
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After Wright went to and returned from the bathroom, Powers gave the group tickets for a press conference that Matt Engarde, the actor of the Nickel Samurai, was scheduled to hold after the post-ceremony show. Shortly after, Wright, Maya, Pearl, and Powers went to the lobby, only to learn shortly after from the P.A. that the post ceremony show had been canceled due to a request from the police. Worried, the group started to move back towards Viola Hall, only to be stopped by the security guard, Wendy Oldbag. Wright, Maya, and Pearl managed to elude the guard and continued towards Viola Hall. Upon entering Viola Hall, they were stopped by a bellboy, who told Maya that there was a call waiting for her at the front desk. She said she would catch up with Wright later, and left with the bellboy.
Moving into the hallway, Wright heard two familiar voices and saw that Lotta Hart was trying to get information from Dick Gumshoe. When both noticed that Wright had appeared on the scene, they both attempted to pressure Wright into siding with them in their argument. In doing so, the detective let it slip that a murder had taken place. Satisfied, the investigative photographer ran away in delight, beginning to spread the news. After the detective hung his head at his blunder, he proceeded to inform Wright of the events that had transpired.
The murder victim was Juan Corrida, the actor of the Jammin' Ninja in the television show of the same name. The estimated time of death was 8:15, immediately after the awards ceremony. Gumshoe didn't mention any more at the time, but he also let slip that Matt Engarde, the Nickel Samurai, had been arrested on suspicion of murdering Corrida.
Wright and Pearl returned to the lobby, where a distressed Powers was waiting for them. Wright told him the details: that Juan Corrida had been murdered, and that Matt Engarde was the suspect. Powers groaned, commenting on how these events were just like the previous year. He then gave a radio transceiver to Wright, telling him that a bellboy had said it was for the attorney. Pearl was starting to wonder where Maya had gone, as it had been a long time since she had gone to answer the telephone. At that moment, the transceiver began beeping. Wright asked who the man on the other end was, but was told that he should be worried about more important things. At that moment, Maya's scream rang through the radio, yelling for help from Wright. The caller threatened to kill her if Wright refused to cooperate.
|What is this called again in your fancy lawyer terms?|
|..."Kidnapping for ransom"...|
After regaining his composure, Wright immediately asked how much the kidnapper wanted. The kidnapper congratulated Wright on his swift grasping of the situation, but then told him that what he wanted wasn't money, but was a complete acquittal for Matt Engarde. He went on to say that Matt Engarde hadn't killed anyone, but that someone was trying to frame him. The kidnapper told Wright that the trial was due to take place in two days, and that Wright must procure an acquittal for Matt Engarde on that day, or Maya would die. In one last act of desperation, Wright asked who this person on the other end was. The kidnapper introduced himself as "de Killer", and the call was disconnected.
Powers immediately suggested that Wright tell the police, to which Wright responded that, if something of the sort happened, Maya would die. Pearl then asked if they could trust Detective Gumshoe. Agreeing, Wright ran back to the hallway to inform the detective of the situation. The detective subsequently offered his help, but told Wright that he would probably be in the hotel for the rest of the night. However, he managed to obtain permission to let Wright and Pearl leave. Unfortunately, Gumshoe told Wright that there was almost too much evidence pointing to Engarde as the killer...
Meanwhile, in an unknown location, Maya had a brief conversation with a strange man.
Investigation, part 1
Pearl woke Wright up, hoping that they could see Engarde. However, visiting hours did not begin until 9 AM, so they would have to wait. Pearl then asked Wright if he was going to represent Engarde. The latter responded by saying yes, partly because he was forced to by the kidnapper. However, when she asked Wright what he would do if Engarde turned out to be the real killer, he suggested they ask Engarde first, stating that thinking "bad things" wouldn't change a thing.
When they arrived at the detention center, Wright at first tried to comfort Engarde, only for the latter to mistake him for a life insurance salesman. Wright tried to correct him, only to then be then called a fire extinguisher salesman. After this bizzare exchange, Wright managed to properly introduce himself, only for Engarde call his manager. Pearl commented that he was a strange person, while Wright thought "strange" was an understatement. Engarde finished his call and told them they had arrived at the right time, because his manager needed a good lawyer. When Wright decided to ask him a few personal questions, this resulted in Engarde calling his publisher. Wright tried a different approach and asked him about the murder, which made Engarde think Wright was doing this for a tabloid. When Wright asked him about the press conference, Engarde denied its existence and told Wright that he didn't need to be represented in court by him. However, after Wright suddenly blurted out de Killer's name, Engarde immediately accepted Wright's terms. He told Wright about his job as the Nickel Samurai and why he was suspected. He then asked why he would kill Corrida if he himself had won the Grand Prix by storm. Pearl still did not trust Engarde, so Wright decided to ask him if he really did kill Corrida. When Engarde clearly stated he did not kill Juan Corrida, no Psyche-Locks appeared. Pearl then deemed him trustworthy.
Investigation, part 2
Now, Wright had to go around to the crime scene to find evidence to prove his client innocent. He re-encountered Hart and Oldbag and first encountered Engarde's manager, Adrian Andrews. Interestingly, he received a newspaper clipping from Mr. Powers which implied that Andrews once had a relationship with Engarde's rival Corrida, the victim. In the crime scene, Wright discovered an interesting piece of evidence -- a filled wine glass sitting perfectly still on a desk, in spite of how the crime scene showed ever-so-obvious signs of Corrida and his killer having an intense struggle. He also heard from Hart that her camera had been stolen. During his investigation, he ran into Franziska von Karma, who was still using a transmitter to track Detective Gumshoe wherever he was. She was to be Wright's rival in court the next day. Wright had found 4 Psyche-Locks on Andrews once he asked her about what she knew about the murder.
While at the Criminal Affairs Department, Wright was shocked to see his longtime rival -- whom he had not seen in a long year -- return! Miles Edgeworth was back. Edgeworth, quiet about where he had been that year, expressed to Wright one new fact about the case -- the mentor of Andrews and the former manager of Corrida, a woman named Celeste Inpax, had committed suicide -- and the first to discover her body had been Juan Corrida. Inpax had also, as traces of pen on her hand indicated, left a suicide note that had gone missing; could Corrida have something to do with it? More interestingly, Andrews herself had attempted to commit suicide after Inpax, but failed. This new information enabled Wright to break Andrews' Psyche-Locks. Afterwards, Wright took note of the card Andrews had been subconsciously twirling in her hand all that time -- a card with a shell on it.
A brief scene of Maya trapped in a wine cellar played again. She tried to escape the cellar, but the door was locked. She found a card identical to the one Andrews had been holding and tried to pick-lock the door with it, but the results of her attempt were unknown as the scene ended...
Trial, first session
Upon entering court, Wright saw that von Karma was not at the prosecutor's bench. Miles Edgeworth then entered with terrible news; on the way to court, von Karma had been shot in the shoulder and hospitalized. Wright realized this was the "present" de Killer had promised. Edgeworth stated that he would be taking her place.
Edgeworth started off the trial by summoning Gumshoe to the stand. Gumshoe began by explaining that the murder had happened after the Hero of Heroes ceremony, with Corrida found dead in his hotel room. A later investigation had revealed that the guitar case in Corrida's room, initially suspected to be involved in his murder, had later been concluded to be irrelevant to the murder.
During the cross-examination, it was revealed that Corrida had not died of a stab wound, but rather strangulation by his bandana; the knife found in his chest was revealed to have been stabbed in by someone after Corrida had died. The guitar case was suspected by the police for the fact that the signature guitar of the Jammin' Ninja, which was carried with him everywhere, was not in the case; it was later found out that Corrida had left it at Worldwide Studios, meaning that the guitar case was already empty before Corrida even arrived at Gatewater Hotel.
Edgeworth then cut in, summarizing the points so far. He then posed the question of why Engarde had been arrested, to which Gumshoe testified again.
According to Gumshoe, Engarde and Corrida had been rivals with each other, with each thinking that the other one was "in his way", providing a motive for murder. A button of the Jammin' Ninja's costume had been found on the "hakama" of the Nickel Samurai, and the knife found at the crime scene was covered with Engarde's fingerprints. Gumshoe then boldly exclaimed that the knife had been bought, proving the murder had been premeditated. Wright immediately objected, showing that the knife, which had "Gatewater" engraved into it, was hotel property and not bought, hence it wasn't a premeditated murder. Edgeworth admitted that the knife was hotel property, but he also pointed out that the knife was from Engarde's room, where two plates and two sets of utensils were placed on the table... but a knife was missing: the same one found at the crime scene. He then stated that as Engarde had gone to Corrida's room holding a knife, that was more than enough intent to murder Corrida.
Mia, who had been channeled by Pearl earlier, noted that Edgeworth apparently had this planned from the start, causing Wright to realize that he had fallen into the trap Edgeworth had set for him. The judge, now convinced of Engarde's guilt, was prepared to lay down the verdict, only to be stopped by Edgeworth, who invited Wright to present evidence that had yet to be presented to the court. Wright then presented the wine glass found in Corrida's room. The wine glass had been found on the dresser intact, even though all the other objects originally on the dresser (a vase, makeup, etc.) were all found to be on the floor, shattered and in a mess.
Wendy Oldbag was then called to the stand; she testified that, while up to a private activity, she had seen Engarde sneaking out of Corrida's room. Eventually, Wright got Oldbag to acknowledge that she had been waiting for Adrian Andrews to see her involvement in the scandals about her. She then admitted to having Hart's stolen camera; in it, a picture of a man with Engarde's costume was shown exiting Corrida's room... But as Wright pointed out, the person in the photos couldn't be Engarde; they were clearly holding the costume up, proving that the person was not tall enough to wear it naturally. Wright then pointed out that it was Adrian Andrews in the photo. Suddenly, the judge announced that he would postpone the trial a day -- Wright was shocked that Maya could die since he didn't get the one-day acquittal as ordered, but Edgeworth, announcing his expectation that Wright may subpoena Andrews, said that he had Andrews waiting in the prosecutor's lobby.
In the defendant lobby, Wright told Engarde that he was certain Andrews was the killer, as she was the only person who could have taken the knife from Engarde's room. Engarde was in disbelief, but Wright believed that Andrews had wanted to recover the suicide note left by Inpax, and Corrida was the only person who could have hidden it, thus giving Andrews a motive to kill him. Mia told Wright to be careful, however, as the information about the suicide note and Andrews' co-dependency had come from Edgeworth himself, meaning that the prosecutor surely still had the upper hand.
Adrian Andrews was called to the stand. She testified that she had gone to Corrida's room before the stage show started, which was when she had discovered the body. Feeling as though she was about to faint from shock, she had poured herself a glass of tomate juice, but ended up not drinking any of it. She said she had also accidentally knocked the flower vase onto the guitar case, explaining the spilled water at the crime scene. Wright said there was a contradiction here, as the guitar case had been found open at the scene, but there was no water or glass shards inside it. He said Andrews must have opened the case.
Andrews admitted to opening the case, but claimed she had been in shock and was not sure why she had done it. Wright asked her why her fingerprints had not been found on the case. Andrews said she had been wearing gloves at the time, but Wright argued that the wine glass at the crime scene had her fingerprints on it, proving that this was not true. Thinking that the guitar case must be connected to the murder somehow, Wright explained that, at the time, it had not contained the Jammin' Ninja's guitar, but the Nickel Samurai costume worn by the person in Hart's photo. He said that Corrida had brought a spare costume to the hotel in order to pose as Engarde and disclose a secret about him at the press conference.
Andrews admitted that this was true; Corrida had been the one to set up the press conference in order to expose Engarde's secret, and Andrews had prepared the extra costume for him. Because of this, she had immediately suspected Engarde to be the murderer upon discovering the body, and claimed that the button found in his hakama pants was decisive proof. However, Wright then pointed out a critical contradiction regarding the button: it was bloodstained, meaning it had been ripped off of Corrida's costume after the knife was stabbed into his body. Corrida had already been dead at that point, meaning that the button had not been torn off in a struggle, but taken from the costume intentionally. If Engarde were the real killer, he would never have intentionally planted the button onto his own pants. Wright then accused Andrews of being the murderer and using the button to frame Engarde.
Although Andrews refuted Wright's claim, he claimed that all of the evidence now pointed to her. She was the only one who could have known which knife to take from Engarde's room, as she had had dinner with him. As the person who had discovered the body, she had the only opportunity to take the button from Corrida's costume and plant it on Engarde's pants when she had gone to wake him up from his nap. Furthermore, she had prepared the spare Nickel Samurai costume, meaning she was the only one who could have known where it was, and finally, the person wearing the costume in the photo was significantly shorter than Engarde, making her the only possible candidate.
As a last effort, Andrews plead the fifth, which raised even more controversy concerning her innocence. She quoted that the law would allow her to remain silent, thereby avoiding her own incrimination - something von Karma had advised earlier if the trial took an unfavorable turn. Edgeworth then intervened, saying he still had the right to question her about something unrelated, and asked her to describe her finding of the body again. Andrews said she had not actually poured the glass of juice for herself, but for Corrida, as she had not immediately realized he was dead and thought he had merely fainted. Wright presented the crime scene photo, saying that it was impossible, considering the knife in the victim's chest, for someone not to realize immediately that he was dead. Wright claimed that this final lie in Andrews' testimony was decisive proof that she was the killer.
Her calm and collected demeanor completely shattered, Andrews continued to insist that she was innocent and Engarde was the killer, but the judge was now convinced that Wright's theory was the truth. He made to declare a verdict, but Edgeworth interrupted, saying that Andrews was still not telling the truth, and that, if she did not do so, he would disclose to the world the secret of her co-dependant nature and her attempted suicide.
Andrews finally agreed to tell the court the truth. She said she had originally found Corrida's body just as she had described. Upon realizing that he was dead, she had thought Engarde must be the murderer and decided to alter the crime scene to frame him by stabbing the knife into Corrida's body and planting the button in Engarde's costume. She had worn the spare costume upon leaving the scene in order to avoid being recognized by Hart and Oldbag in the hallway. Andrews said that von Karma had told her not to confess to this under any circumstances, or Engarde would be acquitted. Claiming that Andrews' story was believable, the judge said a verdict would not be possible without further investigation and ended the trial for the day.
Before Andrews left, Edgeworth asked her about the card she had been holding, which had a picture of a seashell on it. Andrews claimed to have found it next to Corrida's body and had taken it without thinking. Edgeworth, suddenly losing his composure, demanded that Andrews hand the card over to him, leaving Wright to question what significance it could have.
Upon returning to the Wright & Co. Law Offices, Wright was visited by Gumshoe, who offered to help him with his investigation despite having been fired from the police force. With Gumshoe's directions, Wright went to see von Karma at the Hotti Clinic, which he had visited during an investigation of a past case. Von Karma was still adamant about attending the trial in spite of her injury. After she returned to her room, Wright spoke with Edgeworth, who was also present at the clinic, and asked him about the seashell card Andrews had been holding at the trial. Edgeworth told Wright that it was the calling card of an assassin named Shelly de Killer, who always made sure to leave a card by the bodies of his victims. Wright told Edgeworth about Maya's situation. Edgeworth promised to prepare a rescue team to save her, although Wright saw little hope in doing so when they did not have a single clue as to where she was. Edgeworth told Wright that Juan Corrida had been murdered by Shelly de Killer and that Matt Engarde was the one who had requested the hit, but Wright refused to believe it.
Meanwhile, Maya managed to escape the wine cellar she had been in the previous day, and vainly investigated the house she seemed to be in, but could not make progress. The kidnapper then appeared, telling her that he was an assassin and suggesting she remain cooperative.
At the detention center, Wright was unable to speak to Engarde, but received a note from him asking Wright to feed his cat at Engarde Mansion. At the mansion, Wright met a butler going by the name of John Doe, but, although Wright tried to question him about Engarde, the butler was not willing to disclose much information. Hoping to find some new evidence, Wright returned to the scene of the crime, where he received another call from the kidnapper. Fortunately, Wright managed to convince the kidnapper that Engarde had not yet been found guilty, and therefore he had not yet failed. Wright asked to talk to Maya, but the transmission then became nothing but static and he lost contact.
Wright returned to his office to have Gumshoe look at the transceiver, but it appeared to be working again. Gumshoe said that, since the transceiver was not broken, another possible explanation was that another electronic device had been near Wright and interfered with the transmission, probably something with a very strong signal like a listening device. When Wright told him the interference had happened in Corrida's hotel room, Gumshoe realized that, if a listening device were hidden there, it could be related to the murder. They returned to the crime scene, where Gumshoe lent Wright a bug sweeper to search for the listening device. After thorough investigating, Wright finally found a spy camera hidden in the eye of a stuffed bear Corrida had received as a gift. Gumshoe left with the camera, saying he would visit the electronic shops to try and find out who had bought it. Edgeworth appeared, having overheard Wright's conversation with Gumshoe. He told Wright that Gumshoe was wasting his time investigating the camera, since it could be bought anywhere, but the stuffed bear was a luxury brand from overseas and could point them to the buyer.
Edgeworth left with the bear and Wright moved to Viola Hall, where Oldbag told him more about the relationship between Corrida and Inpax. Apparently, they had been planned to get married, but Corrida had suddenly called off the wedding, and Inpax had killed herself the following night. Suspecting a connection between Inpax's suicide and the current case, Wright returned to the detention center to speak with his client. Upon asking Engarde about the "secret" he had that Corrida had been planning to expose at the press conference, Wright saw what he had been afraid to see from the start: five Psyche-Locks.
Wright received a call from Gumshoe, telling him to return to the office immediately. Once there, Gumshoe told Wright that, by tracking down the buyer of the stuffed bear, they had found that the person who had planted the spy camera in Corrida's room was none other than Matt Engarde. This shocked Wright to the point where, for the first time, he found himself questioning his client's innocence, and he decided to confront Engarde once and for all.
Wright showed his client the evidence he had gathered, with the credit card receipt for the stuffed bear being proof that Engarde had been spying on the crime scene. Upon showing him de Killer's calling card, Engarde's reaction confirmed Wright's suspicions: Engarde himself was de Killer's client; he had hired the assassin to kill Corrida.
After a long pause, Engarde, said, disappointed, that he had been keeping quiet for Wright's sake. Pulling back his bangs to reveal a scarred face and abandoning his inattentive demeanor completely, he admitted to being de Killer's client. The reason for the murder, as Engarde stated, was to prevent Corrida from destroying his image at the press conference. He further added that he had secretly filmed the crime because he did not trust de Killer to keep quiet; the video was his insurance and even enabled him to blackmail the assassin if he wanted to.
Horrified, Wright demanded an explanation, asking Engarde how he could have outright lied to him about not killing Corrida, to which Engarde nonchalantly replied that he had not technically lied, since he had not killed the victim personally. He taunted Wright over his predicament, reminding him that the he had no choice but to win an acquittal or Maya would die. Having nothing left to say to his lawyer, Engarde left. Edgeworth, who had been listening to the conversation, asked Wright to accompany him back to the precinct.
At a loss, Wright asked Edgeworth what he should do. The prosecutor replied that he did not have the answer to that question, and that it was now time for Wright to figure out for himself what it really meant to defend someone. Wright then received another call from the kidnapper, who told him that holding Maya hostage for Engarde's sake was part of his "aftercare", as it was an assassin's duty to ensure no suspicion fell on his clients. Wright asked the kidnapper for his name. He introduced himself as Shelly de Killer, much to Edgeworth's shock, and disconnected to avoid having the signal traced back to him. Before the connection was lost, Wright heard what sounded like a cat on the other side, and this made him realize who de Killer was; they had met in person that same day. Wright asked Edgeworth to have all units head for Engarde Mansion, before heading there himself.
At the mansion, Wright and Edgeworth found a small figurine in the shape of a bear which had not been there during Wright's earlier visit. They inspected the whole house, but to no avail, as Maya was nowhere to be seen; de Killer had apparently managed to escape with her. In the mansion's wine cellar, however, Wright found a message from Maya written on the back of a picture of Celeste Inpax. In her message, Maya told Wright not to worry about her and to get Engarde the guilty verdict he deserved. She finished by telling Pearl to look after Wright for her. As Pearl burst into tears over this, Wright remembered that he still had one thing left to find out, and returned to the detention center to see Adrian Andrews.
Wright showed Andrews the photo of Inpax he had found in Engarde's mansion, believing it to be a clue as to Andrews' real reason for framing Engarde. Andrews admitted that she had done it as revenge for what had happened to Inpax, and told Wright the story behind her mentor's suicide. Inpax had dated Engarde several years previously, when she was his manager. However, he had never reciprocated her love and soon threw her away. Inpax had moved to a new job at Worldwide Studios, where she had met Corrida, with whom she appeared to be truly happy, and they soon became engaged. Right after the wedding announcement, however, Engarde told his rival about his relationship with Inpax, and Corrida cancelled the wedding, leading Inpax to kill herself. Andrews believed that Corrida had hidden Inpax's suicide note, planning to use it as a weapon against Engarde. Upon discovering his body, she had searched frantically for the note, planning to destroy it, but had failed to find it.
Andrews asked Wright if he still intended to defend Engarde despite knowing all this. Unable to tell her the truth, Wright said that it was his obligation as a lawyer to do so. After thanking Andrews for her time, Wright left, doubting that he would be able to sleep.
|...Today I'll stand in court as a lawyer... ...To prove a killer innocent.|
Before the start of the trial, Wright received a call from Gumshoe. The detective told Wright that there was still hope; if the police could find Maya soon, he could safely get Engarde a guilty verdict. To this end, Wright was instructed to prolong the trial for as long as he could in order to buy time.
Trial, first session
Will Powers was called to testify first. He claimed to have seen a mysterious and suspicious "bellboy" twice; once before the murder receiving a roll of cash from Engarde, and again after the murder presenting a small statue-like "something" to an unknown person. His testimony stonily implicated that the bellboy was, in fact, the assassin in disguise, despite Wright's attempts to discredit the bellboy's many suspicious actions and characteristics.
After being pressed, Powers remembered that it was the wooden puzzle bear figurine that the bellboy had given the unseen person, and Wright claimed that there must be something inside the bear that the client was interested in. He eventually resorted to accusing Adrian Andrews as the killer, and a recess was called.
During the recess, Engarde gloated over Wright in his despair, mocking that he was desperate enough to pin the crime on Andrews while knowing she was innocent. Gumshoe called Wright and confessed that they still had no leads on de Killer's location. Just then, Mia appeared, having just been channelled by Pearl. She informed Wright and Gumshoe that, while being channeled by Maya, she had seen a circus tent. The only circus in town was the Berry Big Circus, so Gumshoe and the police immediately went there.
When court resumed, Wright got Adrian Andrews to unlock the puzzle and open the bear for him to see what was inside: Celeste Inpax's suicide note, an item of great importance to her.
Wright accused Andrews of forging the suicide note to frame Engarde, as she was the only one who could open it. The court crowds were not convinced, though; they were certain Engarde was guilty and disgusted with Wright for going to such lengths to defend him.
Gumshoe called Wright on his cell phone, and Wright demanded an update. Gumshoe admitted that de Killer had gotten away, and buying more time seemed impossible. The court was crying for Engarde's guilt, and the judge seemed ready to suspend proceedings for another day; Maya, Wright was certain, would not last. Edgeworth, however, managed to convince the judge that a thirty-minute recess was all that would be needed in order to analyze the suicide note.
Over the recess, Edgeworth spoke on the phone with Gumshoe, who proudly claimed that he had recovered evidence left by de Killer at the hideout and was on his way to submit it. But, in his haste to get back to the courtroom, he had a car accident, and the connection was lost. Edgeworth could see no way to locate him yet; Wright suggested that they use von Karma and her tracker to find Gumshoe, and Edgeworth conceded.
The trial reconvened and the suicide note was revealed to have been written by Juan Corrida. After that revelation, Edgeworth shocked the judge by claiming to have the assassin himself as a witness. He then brought in a radio, on which de Killer's voice was heard. De Killer admitted to killing Corrida personally, but insisted that his client was Adrian Andrews, shocking Edgeworth; de Killer had told him that his client was Matt Engarde in order to get on the stand. He made several errors in his testimony, however, such as referring to Andrews as a man after claiming to have met with her in person, and quickly became annoyed with Wright for not accepting this easy opportunity to win the trial. When Wright, desperate for time, continue to press him, de Killer threatened to kill Maya on the spot, over the radio for all to hear, if the trial was not ended at once.
Both Wright and Edgeworth knew they could not risk angering de Killer any further. With Edgeworth unable to think of any more questions and thus unable to uphold his stance, the judge was forced to believe that de Killer was telling the truth and that his client was Adrian Andrews. He informed Wright that, under these circumstances, Engarde would be found innocent, and Andrews would be charged with Corrida's murder instead. He then instructed that Engarde be brought to the stand.
Once Engarde took the stand, he quickly revealed his disgust not only at his own "refreshing like a spring breeze" slogan, but also the way that Wright had acted, calling him "atrocious as a lawyer". However, he remained satisfied that his defense attorney would give him the "not guilty" verdict he needed. The judge, although shocked at Engarde's change in attitude, asked Wright for his final thoughts.
Wright knew he had run out of time, but he did not know what to say, and Mia was unable to give him any advice either. If he were to side with justice and declare Engarde guilty, Maya would be killed. If he were to save Maya and declare Engarde innocent, however, Andrews would be found guilty for a crime she didn't commit. The judge eventually pressed him for an answer and, whispering an apology to Maya, Wright made his choice.
Just before he could make his statement, Franziska von Karma burst into the room. She had located Gumshoe (whose injuries were only minor) and brought his trenchcoat, which contained the valuable pieces of evidence, to the court in his place. Wright quickly told the judge that "the defense's final pieces of evidence" were in the coat. The judge was initially reluctant to view them, as in his mind, the trial was already over, but Edgeworth persuaded him to do so. On the condition that they would only be accepted if they brought up a new lead, the judge agreed.
Von Karma then revealed that three pieces of evidence had been left behind by de Killer; a pistol, a video tape and a bellboy's uniform. Although a proper test had not been performed on the pistol, von Karma believed that the pistol was the one de Killer had used to shoot her. The bullet, which she had kept as a memento, would be useful for a ballistics test. The police had had no time to examine the contents of the video tape, but de Killer had returned in an attempt to reclaim it, injuring three officers in the process, making von Karma and the police assume it was important. The bellboy's uniform came with a pair of black leather gloves, leading von Karma to believe it had been used on the night of the murder. In addition, one of the buttons was missing.
Despite this, the judge would not accept the items, as they did not answer the question of who de Killer's client actually was. Wright, distraught by this, began to believe that miracles didn't exist after all, but Mia comforted him, explaining that miracles had to be made to happen, and urged him for her sake to try and make a miracle happen. She explained that there were two ways to defeat Engarde; either make him wish for a guilty verdict or make de Killer break his contract. Wright saw both of these as impossible, but Mia insisted that it truly would be a "miracle" if either were to happen. She then urged Wright to turn the situation around, as they had done countless times before, as although the judge was not willing to accept the items, someone else might be.
Spurred on, Wright told the judge that although the court had seen all the evidence, he wanted to show them to another person, someone who had not seen them. The judge decided to allow Wright to show one piece of evidence to one person, but told him it would be the only chance allowed, otherwise Engarde would be declared innocent. Thinking back through everything that had happened up until now, Wright made his decision: to show the newly acquired video tape to Shelly de Killer.
Contact was re-established with de Killer and Wright asked him about the tape. He confirmed that he had returned in an attempt to retrieve it and that he had done so on a request from his client. Wright then asked about the contents, but de Killer admitted he didn't know, as he had been told not to watch it. Wright then second-guessed that the video contained the murder of Corrida by de Killer. He told the assassin that a camera had been set-up in the room and that the only person who could have done that would have been his own client. Furthermore, de Killer had been given a specific time and place to murder Corrida, for the sole purpose of being filmed.
De Killer, shocked by this revelation, demanded to know why his client had done this. Remembering his talk with Engarde the night before, Wright explained that de Killer's client didn't trust him at all, and had every intention of using the video for blackmailing purposes. In fact, the client had never trusted anyone and used them to get their own way. This enraged de Killer; as far as he was concerned, his client had broken their bond of trust and was now a traitor. Edgeworth, remembering that de Killer despised traitors, asked him what would happen if one of his own clients betrayed him. De Killer revealed that, if that were the case, he would break their contract and then hunt them down as his next target, no matter how long it took. Wright realized at this point that this was the "miracle" Mia had told him about. De Killer then officially broke his contract with Engarde and informed Wright that he would return Maya to him, much to the attorney's relief.
Engarde was then brought back to the stand. He had overheard de Killer's statements and desperately pleaded Wright to help him. Wright told him that even if Engarde were given an acquittal, he would be at risk from a betrayed de Killer the moment he stepped out of the courtroom. Realizing there was only one way to save his life, Matt Engarde desperately pleaded guilty, screaming loudly and scratching new scars into his face.
As Engarde was led off by von Karma, Andrews was brought back to the witness stand. She explained that she intended to pay for her own crimes and admitted that she had felt hopeless when Edgeworth had challenged her. Her time in the detention center had made her see herself for what she really was, however, and she admitted, with a gentle smile on her face, that she felt she had been "saved" when Wright and Edgeworth had teamed up to convict Engarde. She thanked both of them profusely, and the judge, although still very confused over the matter, decided to adjourn the court while everyone was in good spirits.
In the defendant lobby, von Karma told Wright that his perfect win record had been soiled, and that his celebration was strange. Edgeworth explained why he had left the prosecutor's office. He realized being a lawyer was not about being perfect, but finding the truth. Angry about Edgeworth having lost his title of being a von Karma disciple, Franziska von Karma stormed out, leaving her whip and her Gumshoe tracker behind.
Edgeworth took the tracker, while Maya entered the room to have a heartfelt reunion with Wright and Pearl. Maya declared that she was starving, so the group left for dinner at Viola Hall. They discussed the trial, Wright gave Edgeworth the whip and, after some urging (and being informed that everyone had put his name down in paying for the feast), Phoenix Wright uttered that magical word one last time.
Von Karma's goodbyes
Edgeworth managed to track down von Karma at the airport with the tracking device she had placed on Gumshoe. Von Karma still had Gumshoe's trenchcoat, although she didn't know why and intended to dispose of it as soon as she could. This reminded Edgeworth of what Gumshoe had said, and he told von Karma that a piece of evidence had gone missing, presumably it was in the coat pocket. Von Karma didn't care though, since the trial was already over.
Edgeworth got back to the topic at hand, and asked von Karma if she was intending to "run away". Von Karma refused to answer, claiming he had no idea what it meant to be in her position. She claimed that, as her father was a "genius", she had been forced to live up to his name, and fulfill everything that was expected of her, even though she knew she couldn't. Edgeworth insisted that even if she couldn't be like her father, she was still a prosecutor, even if she didn't want to be. He then revealed he had her whip (thinking back to Wright, sure that he knew what would happen), and would continue to hold onto it. (if Edgeworth is not presented the whip at the hotel, he instead blames Wright, saying "you [Wright] were supposed to give me the whip...")
When von Karma didn't respond, Edgeworth pressed on, reminding her that prosecutors fight for the truth, not for pride or honour, and hoped von Karma would think about that. Von Karma then snidely remarked that Edgeworth hadn't changed at all. She had always hated the fact that he had always done his own thing, and left her behind. Her whole intention for beating Wright, she explained, was purely for revenge against Edgeworth; if she had beaten Wright, the one man Edgeworth couldn't, she would have proven herself better than him. She then admitted that she couldn't change who she was, but Edgeworth insisted she could, just as Andrews had done. He cautioned her, that he still intended to continue learning what it meant to be a prosecutor, and he would no longer wait for von Karma, especially if she gave up her job.
This was all too much for von Karma to take. Struggling to hold back tears, she insisted that she would not walk in Edgeworth's shadow forever, and that she would return to get her revenge on him. With that, she boarded her plane and headed back to Germany. During the flight, she found the fourth piece of evidence; one of de Killer's calling cards with a drawing of Wright on it. She told herself she'd face off against Wright in the future, and decided to hold onto the card until she met him again.
References to other cases
- The Gatewater Imperial Hotel is owned by the same company that owns the Gatewater Hotel from Turnabout Sisters. Wright also mentions the bellboy from that case if the Viola Hall is examined and mentions that he was given something "fancy" by the latter the previous year during the events of the episode.
- There are numerous references to Turnabout Samurai during the episode since The Nickel Samurai is a sequel of sorts to The Steel Samurai: Warrior of Neo Olde Tokyo and The Pink Princess: Warrior of Little Olde Tokyo. Will Powers and Wendy Oldbag made their debuts in Turnabout Samurai as well.
- Oddly, towards the beginning of the case, Oldbag will criticize Powers for not being nominated the previous year, when The Pink Princess won the Grand Prix, even though it was stated in the first Ace Attorney game and earlier in the case that Powers played the part. This line was corrected for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy; now Oldbag criticizes Powers for not even getting nominated this year.
- Wright recalls his nightmare from the beginning of The Lost Turnabout.
- Franziska von Karma is shot in the right shoulder by de Killer, which was the same place her father was shot during the DL-6 Incident.
- "Director Hotti" and the Hotti Clinic make a reappearance from Reunion, and Turnabout. Additionally, during the search of Engarde's mansion for Shelly de Killer, Edgeworth states that they will have to break down the door to the private lounge, with Wright replying that he has had his share of breaking down doors. This is likely a reference to his breaking into the Channeling Chamber in the same episode.
- There are a couple of references to Turnabout Big Top during this episode, with Wright commenting that the Hero of Heroes Grand Prix award ceremony held on the Viola Hall stage was "fabulous" which Pearl says reminds her of the circus, along with the circus itself being the last hiding place of Shelly de Killer and the kidnapped Maya Fey. Also, if Wright examines the bears in Juan Corrida's hotel room, a flashback will be shown with Moe the clown telling a joke, and then laughing.
- In a reversal to the above, if the player examines the movie poster at Wright & Co. Law Offices during Turnabout Big Top, Maya will make reference to an upcoming film in the Steel Samurai franchise and comment that the lead actor should win the Hero of Heroes Grand Prix, the basis for this whole case.
- During the first trial day, Phoenix comments to himself that, "If the judge was ever a witness for the prosecution, he'd do all my work for me". Ironically, a judge ended up corroborating a witness's alibi later on in The Rite of Turnabout, which ended up working against Wright.
References to popular culture
- The title of this case may be a reference to the Raymond Chandler novel Farewell, My Lovely, which features his private detective character, Phillip Marlowe. Like many of Chandler's stories, the story is riddled with plot twists, secret identities, unscrupulous characters, and a complicated and detailed mystery.
- Near the beginning of the episode, Maya begins telling a story to Pearl which begins with "This one time, at lawyer camp." This is a paraphrase of the "This one time, at band camp..." line spoken by Alyson Hannigan's character Michelle Flaherty in the 1999 comedy film American Pie.
- Before going to the press conference about Nickel Samurai's confession, Maya says 'OK! For great justice!' This is likely a reference to the All Your Base Are Belong To Us meme, which has gone viral in the early 2000's.
- During Adrian Andrews' testimony about the tomato juice, Edgeworth remarks that, "Usually when one finds a body, they are shaken up, not stirring a glass of juice." This is a reference to a catchphrase of the fictional British MI6 agent James Bond, specifically how he prefers his martinis prepared.
- When Wright accuses Andrews of being the murderer, he exclaims, "Ms. Adrian Andrews! I choose you! You are Mr. Corrida's killer!" "I choose you", followed by the name of a Pokémon, is often shouted by characters in the Pokémon anime when sending out their chosen Pokémon.
- When Wright encounters Oldbag in the Hotel Lobby after the first trial day, she exclaims, "You shall not pass!" In J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Fellowship of the Ring (as well as the 2001 film adaptation), the character Gandalf defiantly declares this to a Balrog as he confronts it to allow the others in his traveling group to escape the abandoned underground dwarven city of Moria.
- Later, when Wright suddenly comes across Oldbag while investigating Corrida's hotel room, he is initially startled and exclaims, "Zoinks! It's the alien!!" This is a reference to the character Shaggy from the long-running American animated franchise Scooby-Doo, during which Shaggy uses his catchphrase "Zoinks!" whenever he's surprised or scared, which is frequently.
- After receiving a transmission from de Killer just before the trial, Wright tries to lie to Engarde by stating that the call had nothing to do with him. Engarde responds by saying, "...Dude, did your nose just get longer?". This is a reference to the fictional character Pinocchio, who is the protagonist of The Adventures of Pinocchio, but is perhaps more famously known from the 1940 Disney film version. Although the character changes between interpretations, he is almost always depicted as a living puppet whose nose increases in length when he is stressed or lying.
- When Edgeworth is confronted with Oldbag, he refers to her as "the wicked witch of the witness stand", with is a reference to villainous Wicked Witch of the West character from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its adaptations.
- When Wright is about to cross-examine Oldbag, he thinks to himself, "Time to fire up the afterburners and hit the highway to the danger zone!" This is a reference to both the Kenny Loggins song "Danger Zone" and the 1986 action drama film Top Gun; the latter featured the song in its soundtrack, while the former used clips from the film for its music video.
- In the French version of the game, Lotta Hart says to Wright, "Votre vie, c'est pas un long fleuve tranquille" (literally "Your life isn't a long quiet river" meaning "Your life ain't no picnic"/"Your life is not a bed of roses"). This is a French expression that comes from the title of the 1988 film La Vie est un long fleuve tranquille.
- The Starry school students were referred to as Justice Academy, Class 4-2.
- In the anime, it was fifteenth annual Hero of Heroes Grand Prix, while in the game it was only the third.
- Will Powers reveals that the Signal Samurai won the first Hero of Heroes Grand Prix.
- Hart is completely absent, with Larry Butz taking her place as the photographer who snaps a picture of Adrian Andrews wearing the Nickel Samurai outfit in the hallway.
- Powers does not present Wright and Pearl with the transceiver, Larry does and he's there when Shelly de Killer answers. Powers doesn't testify in court.
- There is no mention of the tracking device planted in Gumshoe's coat by von Karma.
- The scene where von Karma was shot in the shoulder is actually presented in the anime. Also, the shooting incident was first reported to the court by Gumshoe, rather than the court bailiff.
- Edgeworth makes his return at the beginning of the first trial, rather than during the investigation before.
- Andrews's co-dependency issues were removed, with her closeness to Inpax being explained by having the latter be Andrews's older sister.
- The first trial day ends with Adrian Andrews refusing to testify as opposed to her confessing to obstruction of justice.
- Shelly de Killer's calling card is discussed outside of the courtroom as opposed to being discussed inside during the the trial.
- In the anime, the note was confirmed to have been written by Celeste Andrews. In the game, the note was a fake written by Juan Corrida.
- Maya's role in the case is more significant; she finds a CD containing a recording of de Killer strangling Corrida while trapped in Engarde's house, uses Engarde's recording equipment to make a copy of the disc and leave it behind in a jewel case for police to discover when they eventually search the place, and leaving the card with a sketch of Wright's face inside the jewel case that von Karma takes when she obtains the evidence.
- In the games, the Psyche-Locks first appeared in Reunion and Turnabout, but in the anime, they made their first appearance in this case. Unlike the games, there is no exposition as to what they are.
- Von Karma only presents the video footage of de Killer murdering Corrida; the pistol used to shoot her shoulder and the bellboy's uniform worn by de Killer are not seen. She also wears Gumshoe's coat instead of using it to carry the evidence and has an arm sling bandage around her right arm that is later removed sometime before Edgeworth meets her at the airport.
- Rather than choosing to present the footage to de Killer, de Killer asks what's going on from the transceiver near by causing Phoenix to show him the footage. This was mostly due to the fact that is an anime not a game.
- As well as breaking down twice in court, Engarde also receives a unique speech bubble: "待ってくれえええ!" (Matte kureeee!). It also happens after he's declared guilty.
- Unlike the games, the judge declare Matt Engarde guilty (with the word in front of him) and confetti falls. This marks the only time in the whole series when someone is declared guilty and confetti falls.
- Wright and Maya reunite at the police station, rather than the defendant lobby. Pearl also continues to channel Mia for a while during the reunion to allow Mia to see Maya once again. Butz and Gumshoe later join them and they have their feast in the police station instead of at Viola Hall. Neither Powers nor Edgeworth are present during the feast, as the latter immediately heads for the airport to look for von Karma.
- Gumshoe's bandages are far more extensive; he is nearly mummified in gauze when he is seen after the car crash.
- During Edgeworth and von Karma's conversation at the airport, Edgeworth brings up Wright instead of Andrews. He later gives a reassuring smile, after von Karma breaks down crying.
- Wright's monologue as well as his courtroom reappearance with Edgeworth at the end of Turnabout Goodbyes is shown at the end of this episode in the anime instead.
- This is the first time in the Ace Attorney series that the player is able to control another character, with Maya Fey being briefly controlled at the end of each chapter. It is also the first of only four times (the other three being Lamiroir at the finale of Turnabout Succession, Detective Gumshoe during The Imprisoned Turnabout, and Yujin Mikotoba during The Resolve of Ryunosuke Naruhodo) in which a non-attorney character is playable, although there are very few options in terms of control.
- This case acts like a reunion of sorts for some of the characters who appeared in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney including Lotta Hart, Wendy Oldbag, Will Powers, and Miles Edgeworth.
- This episode is the only one to end in a guilty verdict in the Ace Attorney series so far (although not on screen), and the first case in which Wright didn't win. The only other cases Wright did not win are Turnabout Succession, due to no verdict being declared, and Turnabout Revolution (civil trial), due to the player playing as his opponent instead. It is also the only one where receiving the "Not Guilty" verdict results in losing the game (but not the case).
- In the western release of the game, a lobster dish seen in the Viola Hall was edited so that its tail was removed, as it resembled male genitalia. In the HD remake, the tail remains present.
- This episode shares many similarities with Turnabout Goodbyes.
- Both have a different prosecutor in charge of the case.
- A von Karma plays a major role in both cases and both deal with a gunshot wound to their right shoulders.
- Lotta Hart plays a role in both cases.
- Both involve someone enacting revenge on someone else who ruined their life (Yanni Yogi towards Robert Hammond, Adrian Andrews towards Matt Engarde). Further, Yogi and Andrews resort to disguising themselves as their targets in some manner.
- A woman's suicide plays a part in both cases (Yogi's fiancee Polly, Andrews' mentor Celeste)
- De Killer's pistol resembles the real-world Luger P08.
- Franziska von Karma says that she will deliver the fourth piece of evidence, the vandalized de Killer calling card, to Wright when they next meet. However, at their next meeting in Bridge to the Turnabout, no mention is made of it.
- This is the second case in which Mia Fey makes a significant appearance, but is not included in the court record (the first being Turnabout Samurai).
- In the flashback shot of de Killer handing the bear figurine to the Nickel Samurai, he doesn't have his face stitches.
- In the shot of the courtroom after Franziska enters with the pieces of evidence, Engarde appears to be at the witness stand instead of her.
- Edgeworth would finally meet de Killer in person a year later, although the assassin would initially pretend to be an ice cream salesman. Strangely, despite de Killer's signature shell design being clearly visible on his "ice cream salesman" clothing, neither Edgeworth nor any other law enforcement officer on the scene seemed to recognize it. This is odd considering that Edgeworth was able to instantly recognize the design on one of the assassin's calling cards in Farewell, My Turnabout. Edgeworth states that he was unable to recognize de Killer's face, which is also odd considering that the assassin was recorded murdering Corrida and that Wright met him face-to-face in Engarde Mansion (not to mention de Killer's distinctive facial stitches which he apparently makes no effort to hide). Edgeworth even mentions that he should have recognized de Killer from the police files, which may be in reference to the videotape of Corrida's assassination.
The player achieves this ending if Wright either presented any evidence except the video tape, presented it to anyone but Shelly de Killer, or said anything other than that Engarde "wanted blackmail on you". The ending is also achieved by answering "who" with the video tape and answering "what" with Shelly de Killer.
Despite Wright's best efforts, he could not support his claim regarding Engarde's guilt. The judge refused to allow him another chance and declared Engarde not guilty. Ashamed, Wright fled the courtroom, never to return, and wandered the streets alone. Days after the trial, he heard the verdict of Adrian Andrews' trial, which was, as he expected, guilty. The miracle he had hoped for never happened, maybe because, as he concluded to himself, a "miracle" is something that doesn't exist. He never saw Maya again, but was sure that de Killer released her, as he was a man of his word.
- On the first day, just after de Killer tells Wright and Pearl that Maya has been kidnapped, Powers will say "...I think we should tell the police what it's going on...!" instead of "...I think we should tell the police what is going on...!" Fixed for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy.
- After presenting Adrian Andrews’ profile to Will Powers, he says, “Ah! If you’re interested, I’d be glad share what I know!” instead of “Ah! If you’re interested, I’d be glad to share what I know!”
- While cross-examining Oldbag on the first day of the trial, she will say, "You are such a annoying child, you know that?", instead of "You are such an annoying child, you know that?"
- Near the end of the first trial day, Wright will bring up the idea of framing Engarde, the judge will then ask, "And... The real murder is...? Well, Mr. Wright!? Who in the world is the real killer then?!" instead of, "And... The real murderer is...? Well, Mr. Wright!? Who in the world is the real killer then?!"
- On the second day, after receiving Engarde's request to feed Shoe, Gumshoe will suddenly barge into Wright's office. After a quick chat with Wright, the player then can choose one of three topics: "The Future", "Edgeworth", and "Franziska". Midway though the "The Future" topic, Gumshoe will say, "I guess that means I'm just gonna half to work here at your place, pal!", instead of "I guess that means I'm just gonna have to work here at your place, pal!". Fixed for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy.
- On the second day, at the hotel lobby, when Wright talks to Oldbag, she will say, “This helmet is airtight! No air’s gets in and no air gets out!” instead of “This helmet is airtight! No air gets in and no air gets out!”
- During the first trial recess, Wright, Mia, and Engarde discuss the likelihood of Adrian Andrews being the murderer. During this conversation, Mia refers to her as "Mr. Andrews", instead of "Ms. Andrews". Fixed for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy.
- During the last recess in the second trial, just before Edgeworth leaves to answer his phone call, he says "In the mean time, think hard about what it is you must do" instead of "In the meantime, think hard about what it is you must do". Fixed for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy.
- After the last recess in the second trial, when Edgeworth says that the suicide note was a fake, he says, “Mr. Engarde could not have known that, and so that facts remain unchanged!” instead of “Mr. Engarde could not have known that, and so that fact remains unchanged!”
- One of the English localization's most infamous typos occurs in the Nintendo DS version's "bad ending", when Wright says: "The miracle never happen." This error was corrected for the European version of the game, which instead has Wright correctly state: "The miracle never happened."
- After the trial is finished and they are in the Gatewater Hotel, Lotta Hart says "Between getting' accused of murder and getting' kidnapped...". The purpose of apostrophes in this context would be to abbreviate, but there is nothing to abbreviate, since "getting" is a full word. Fixed for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy.
- Japanese - さらば、逆転 (Saraba, Gyakuten; lit. "Farewell, Turnabout")
- Chinese - 再會了，逆轉 (Zàihùi·le, Nìzhuǎn; lit. "Farewell, Turnabout")
- French - Adieu, ma Volte-Face (lit. "Farewell, My Turnabout")
- German - Leb wohl, Wandel! (lit. "Farewell, Change")
- Spanish - Adiós, Caso Mío (lit. "Farewell, My Case")
- Italian - Un Triste Addio (lit. "A Sad Farewell")
- Korean - 안녕히, 역전 (Annyeonghi, Yeogjeon; lit. "Goodbye, Turnabout")
- Portuguese - Adeus, Minha Reviravolta (lit. "Farewell, my Turnabout")