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Fey clan
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Organization type Matriarchal spirit medium family
Leader Ami Fey
(founder; deceased)
Misty Fey
( - Feb. 2019; deceased)
Maya Fey
Organizational structure Matriarchal, lead by "Master of the Kurain Channeling Technique"
Notable dates Births


  • September 5, 2016: Mia Fey
  • January 2019: Dahlia Hawthorne
  • February 7, 2019: Misty Fey


Status Active
Maya Fey
The Fey family, especially the women, have always been very sensitive to the spirit world.

The Fey clan is a family of spirit mediums who are directly descended from Ami Fey. These mediums are known to utilize the Kurain Channeling Technique to call spirits, and have passed down this power through the Kurain School of Channeling. They are mostly situated in Kurain Village.


According to legend, the Fey family was originally a family known for its service to the gods. The Kurain tradition started long ago with Ami Fey, who migrated from Khura'in to Japan. Ami had the ability to channel spirits, a trait that is exclusive to descendants of the Holy Mother. Ami was so revered by the Fey family that, upon her death, her soul was supposedly sealed within an urn with her name on it. This Sacred Urn became the most precious treasure of Kurain Village, with the people of the Fey clan believing that their spiritual powers would last only as long as her soul remained inside.

When the clan moved to the United States, it became very influential in its new home. Government politicians and other high-ranking officers began to rely on or support the Fey spirit mediums in order to help them reach their political goals, including the Atishon family. However, this prestigious reputation would become tarnished by the DL-6 Incident wherein the Master at the time, Misty Fey, was accused of being a fraud, leading to her disappearance for 17 years. The clan's reputation began to recover after the case was finally closed 15 years later. Despite this, however, many members left to live their lives in the city, ultimately leaving Pearl and Maya as the only mediums left in the village.

Kurain Channeling Technique[]

Main article: Kurain Channeling Technique

Family structure[]

As only the women in the clan are able to inherit the Kurain Channeling Technique, the clan structure is very matriarchal; male Feys are rarely ever mentioned, and no information on their role in the society has ever been given other than that they usually work outside the village. As such, marriages in the clan usually fail, and daughters of the Fey clan generally take on the Fey matronym. Well-known female members of the Fey clan are also generally referred to using the title "Mystic", including the Master, e.g. Mystic Misty and people who have been away from Kurain Village for over 20 years are considered dead for all intents and purposes; for example, even if Misty had not died beforehand, Maya would have eventually inherited the title of Master due to her prolonged disappearance.

The clan is governed by a Master, who is usually the eldest daughter of the previous Master, and the Master's family is referred to as the main family. The other daughters and sons form what are known as branch families that are forever deemed inferior to, and must serve, the main family regardless of circumstances. This arrangement has led to tension within the village and a long history of violent usurpations, with at least one instance of a branch family forcibly assuming power by wiping out the previous main family. Thus, one branch family exists at Hazakura Temple whose duty is to protect the main family.

The eldest daughter usually becomes the next Master by default, as she typically possesses greater spiritual power. However, if another daughter becomes more spiritually powerful than the eldest, as was the case with Morgan and Misty, she is deemed more worthy and assumes the title instead. These instances can be shameful for the eldest daughter, as this demotes her lineage to that of a branch family. Another notable exception is Mia, who left the village and allowed Maya to assume the role of heir to the title.


The Fey clan has various kimono dress styles depending on an individual's role in the clan, with the general design of said kimonos having a much shorter hem than is traditional. Usually, the torso and the sleeves are colored two different shades of purple, though notably Morgan Fey had a more elaborate kimono design. In the case of Maya and Pearl, the torso is of the lighter shade, whereas in others the torso is of the darker shade. Each Fey has her own hairstyle, which almost always involves a braid or beads, although notably Mia Fey neither braided her hair nor had beads in it, even while she lived in Kurain Village.

Clan members typically possess their own magatama, which is worn around the neck and the color of which varies with the owner. Even Feys who leave the village have been known to continue to wear a magatama, such as Mia, who wore hers even after becoming a lawyer and she continued to do so until her death. Magatamas can also be charged with spiritual energy, causing them to glow and allowing the wearer to detect and break Psyche-Locks, even if they possess no spiritual abilities themselves. Each Fey member also wears orbs on their magatama necklaces, which represent her training progress; Iris has only two, Pearl and Maya each have four (although Maya eventually gains two more by the time Wright meets her in Khura'in), and Bikini apparently wears many, although hers are obstructed from view by her clothing.[1]

The shrine maidens of Hazakura Temple wear white demon-warding hoods that go down to the upper arms. Additionally, their necklaces are adorned by large, red flower-like designs in addition to the usual orbs and magatama. They also wear handless gloves that cover their lower arms.

Known members[]

Fey Family

The known members of the Fey clan.

At the turn of the 21st century, the Master of the Technique was Misty Fey, who went missing after the DL-6 Incident. She had an elder sister, Morgan Fey, who tried twice to usurp the main family by framing and then trying to get Misty's younger daughter Maya Fey killed. Misty's elder daughter Mia Fey abandoned the society, choosing not to compete with Maya for the title of Master and to pursue a law career instead. Morgan also has three daughters: Dahlia Hawthorne, Iris and Pearl Fey. Bikini is a member of Hazakura Temple's branch family.

Defense attorney Phoenix Wright has had significant relationships with many of the Fey clan's members. Mia was his mentor, and Maya was his co-counsel and investigative partner. Maya and Pearl often channeled Mia's spirit to give Wright advice. Wright met Dahlia Hawthorne during his university years and developed a romantic relationship with her twin sister Iris, who posed as Hawthorne, and he was soon caught up in a murder because of the true Dahlia Hawthorne. He was later reunited with Iris under her true identity, and met Bikini at Hazakura Temple, which set off another murder plot. Other affiliates and friends of Wright, such as Adrian Andrews, Dick Gumshoe, Franziska von Karma, Miles Edgeworth, and Godot know about the Fey clan and the spiritual power of its members.

Gameplay role[]

In the original Phoenix Wright game trilogy, the Fey clan (particularly Maya) plays a major role in the story. Many episodes involve Maya or Pearl channeling Mia to help Wright, although there also are several cases that are notably Fey-centric; namely Turnabout Sisters (Mia is murdered, the Kurain Channeling Technique is introduced, and Maya becomes Wright's assistant), Turnabout Goodbyes (backstory to the DL-6 Incident and Misty's disappearance, as well Maya leaving to continue her spirit medium training), Reunion, and Turnabout (first appearance of Kurain Village, introduction of Morgan, Pearl, the Sacred Urn, and various pieces of backstory about the family and the relationships between members), The Stolen Turnabout (a special exhibit of Kurain treasures at Lordly Tailor and the theft of the Sacred Urn), and Bridge to the Turnabout (the death of Misty Fey, Dahlia Hawthorne and Iris revealed to be Feys, even more Fey family backstory, and Maya becoming the new Master at the resolution).

In the anime[]

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In the Ace Attorney anime adaptation, it is generally forbidden to leave Kurain Village without relinquishing one's place in the Kurain School. The only exception is the head of the main family and her future successors going to a special beach once a year for the Dedication Ceremony. The clan is also forbidden from involving themselves with outsiders, regardless of the circumstances. This custom has been toned down over the years as the clan had let outsiders in and some have left the village every now and then.


  1. (2009). "The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney". UDON. ISBN 1-897376-19-7.