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Kane Bullard was the CEO of KB Security until his murder after a failed blackmail attempt.

Shady business and failed blackmail[]

Main article: The Stolen Turnabout

Bullard often used his company to gather information on his clients to be sold as profit. He eventually found out that the self-styled "Ace Detective" Luke Atmey was the mastermind behind the high-profile Mask☆DeMasque thefts, and quickly made plans to blackmail Atmey. Unfortunately for Bullard, Atmey refused to allow himself to be blackmailed and subsequently murdered KB Security's CEO via a fatal blow to the head. Bullard died soon afterwards due to cerebral hemorrhaging. Atmey then called Ron DeLite to visit Bullard, knocking him unconcious when he arrived. Upon finding the body, DeLite panicked and hid it in the office safe.

DeLite was eventually accused of the murder, but his defense attorney, Phoenix Wright, was able to acquit him and prove Atmey to be the true killer.

Personality[]

Given his actions, he was a greedy man who would go through great lengths for wealth, though this would eventually come back to bite him.

Name[]

  • Japanese - Kurobē Busujima (毒島黒兵衛):
    • In the Japanese version, his company is called "KB Keibi" ("Keibi" being Japanese for "security guard") and gives the character his initials (Kurobē Busujima).
    • "Busujima" comes from one of Shu Takumi's earlier novels.[1]
  • English - Kane Bullard:
    • "Kane" is regularly used in popular culture (along with variations) for villains and/or sinister characters. "Kane" itself is likely a reference to the biblical Cain.
    • "Bullard" may come from "bully", "bull", or "blowhard".
      • The surname "Bullard" also means "fraud" or "deceit", being derived from the middle English word "bole".[2]
      • It may also be a reference to Charles Bullard, a famous safecracker, as Kane Bullard's body is found in a safe. Charles Bullard was partnered with Adam Worth, who, like Kane's killer, Luke Atmey, was a diamond thief - Worth was the inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle's Professor Moriarty.
      • KB Security's name comes from his initials (Kane Bullard).

Unofficial[]

  • Brazilian Portuguese - Nestor Queiroz: [3]
    • "Nestor" comes from Latin and Greek, and means "wise old man", "blesser", "the one who returns".
    • "Queiroz" has Spanish and Greek origins, and means "stronger" or "stone".
    • His full name is a direct pun on the verb "extorquir" (extort), an act he commits in the game.
    • In translation, the name of his security company is "NQ Security" (NQ Security), which comes from his initials (Nestor Queiroz).

References[]

  1. "GYAKUTEN SAIBAN 3 Investigate into the TRUTH" page 169 ISBN 4-575-16419-4
  2. Meaning, origin, and history of the surname Bullard - Behind the Name Retrieved 09-12-21.
  3. "Nomes - Jacutem Sabão". Advogados de Primeira. Retrieved on 2022-03-21.
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