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France, officially the French Republic, is a member state of the European Union located in its western region, with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its main ideals expressed in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.
Along with being one of the member states of Interpol, the organization's headquarters are based in Lyon, a city in east-central France.
Photo shoot in ParisEdit
Cindy Stone travelled to Paris, the capital of France, during her time as a model. This included her last trip abroad before her murder. This journey was in part for a photo shoot, but also to meet one of her many "sugar daddies". For the trip, she took the heavy clock that her boyfriend, Larry Butz, had made for her.
Stone's home was in Los Angeles, California (in the Pacific Time Zone) which is nine hours behind the Central European Time Zone which contains Paris. When she returned home, she forgot to set the clock back, which proved to be a vital clue in solving the mystery of her murder.
A picky parrotEdit
Reading materials for clownsEdit
Moe, the Berry Big Circus's clown, owns a copy of "Jean-Luc de Laduc's Guide To Obnoxious French Pierrots". The judge's brother later refers to a similarly-named book from the same author ("Jean-Luc de Laduc's Guide To Obnoxious French Paintings") when commenting on Larry Butz's appearance. It is unclear if the books actually originate from France despite the stereotypically French-sounding name of their author, although Pierrot is a foolish sad clown character from French pantomime that wears a loose white outfit.
At the beginning of 2017, Jean Armstrong opened his French-themed restaurant Trés Bien. It soon proved to be less than popular with the clientèle due to Armstrong's terrible cooking and was the scene of a murder in December of 2018. Victor Kudo liked visiting Trés Bien due to reminding him of France, where he used to run a casino. However, this may not be true as he claimed that his casino was in London.
French version differencesEdit
In European releases of Ace Attorney games, references to France in the French localizations were changed to preserve the fact that some characters lived and went to a foreign country (or, in the case of some characters, most likely so as not to cause offense). Also it should be noted that, unlike the German, Spanish, and Italian versions, nearly all characters are given different names from the English versions of the games (e.g., Miles Edgeworth has the same name in the English, German, Spanish, and Italian versions, but is called "Benjamin Hunter" in the French versions).
Other changes include:
- The games are set in Paris, rather than Los Angeles.
- Cindy Stone's trip is to Sydney, Australia, rather than Paris.
- During his testimony, Redd White complains about French people being impatient, rather than Americans.
- The differing accent of Lotta Hart (localized as "Eva Cozésouci") is kept in the French localizations by stating that she originates from Marseille, in the south of France.
- The effeminate "French" chef Jean Armstrong is changed to an effeminate "Italian" chef called "Luigi Labocca". The name of his restaurant was also changed from "Trés Bien" to "Bellisima".
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