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Miles Edgeworth
It doesn't matter how many underhanded tricks a person uses... The truth will always find a way to make itself known. The only thing we can do is to fight with the knowledge we hold and everything we have. Erasing the paradoxes one by one... It's never easy... We claw and scratch for every inch. But we will always eventually reach that one single truth. This I promise you.

Miles Edgeworth is a[1] Chief Prosecutor of the prosecutor's office in Los Angeles. During his first four years as a prosecutor, he had a perfect win record in trials owing to his willingness to do just about anything to get a guilty verdict for the defendant. His defeat in court at the hand of his childhood friend Phoenix Wright was the beginning of a series of seismic shifts in his attitude concerning his profession. He even quit twice, only to return each time with a fresh outlook on how he conducted his life. By the time of the Mask☆DeMasque trials, he had become an international prosecutor who had prosecuted in five other countries, as well as being known as the top prosecutor in his homeland. His goal as a prosecutor is to seek the truth above all else, and to use the power of the law to save people.

Early life

Phoenix Wright
That's when I heard his father was a defense attorney. I remember, his eyes would shine when he talked about his father.
Baby Miles

Edgeworth in fourth grade.

In early 2001, when Edgeworth was nine years old, someone stole his lunch money. The suspect at the time was fellow student Phoenix Wright, who had skipped P.E. that day due to a terrible cold. The next day, a class trial was held with Wright as the defendant. Everyone was shouting that Wright was the culprit, but both Edgeworth and Larry Butz, another classmate, stood up for him, saying that no one had any proof that he was responsible. The class trial ended and the three boys became almost inseparable friends. Edgeworth deduced that Butz was the thief, but admired the way the boy had stood up for Wright, so he let the issue go. Edgeworth would often talk with his friends about his father, famous criminal defense attorney Gregory Edgeworth, whom he idolized.

Miles was a very bright pupil and won awards in school for various activities such as golf competitions, writing essays, and playing the flute. Even back then, he hated the limelight and refuted all accolades and prizes he received. However, he broke down into tears when he failed at a task, such as his attempt at origami,[2] and went to great lengths to ensure that his next attempt was successful.

DL-6 Incident

Main article: DL-6 Incident
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Trapped in the courthouse elevator with his father and Yanni Yogi.

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Throwing the dropped gun.

Between December 2000 and December 2001, Miles would go to the District Court to see one of his father's trials. Gregory was arguing a case against the undefeated prosecutor Manfred von Karma. During the course of the trial, Gregory accused von Karma of forging evidence, and on December 28, 2001, proved that the prosecutor had coerced a confession from his client. Because of this, von Karma received his first and only penalty. However, von Karma still won and Gregory's client, Issei Tenkai, was declared guilty.

After court was adjourned, the Edgeworths went to exit the courthouse through an elevator, accompanied by bailiff Yanni Yogi. At approximately 2:00 p.m., an earthquake struck the courthouse and shut off the power, leaving Yogi and the Edgeworths trapped in the elevator with little oxygen. During the five-hour blackout, Yogi started to panic and attacked Gregory. Miles felt a pistol beneath his feet and threw it at the bailiff, hoping to stop him from possibly killing his father. A single gunshot rang out, and the young boy fell unconscious. The last thing he heard was a demonic scream that would haunt him for the next 15 years. He woke up inside a hospital; by that time, Gregory Edgeworth was dead, fatally shot in the heart by Yogi's pistol. Miles developed a deathly fear of earthquakes and elevators from the incident.

The police called upon a spirit medium, Misty Fey, to find the killer. She channeled Gregory, who accused Yogi of the murder. Yogi was subsequently put on trial, with Robert Hammond defending him. However, Yogi feigned temporary insanity and got a not guilty verdict. The insanity plea, however, ruined his reputation, with his fiancee committing suicide shortly after the incident. Meanwhile, media outlets found out about Misty Fey, and the resulting scandal ruined the reputation of her family. Miles subsequently developed a hatred for defense attorneys and spirit mediums, calling Misty Fey a "fraud".

Miles was then taken under the wing of Manfred von Karma, who took the boy back with him to Germany and trained him to become a ruthless prosecutor like himself. Through this, Miles met Manfred's young daughter Franziska, with whom he would develop a strong and shared sibling-like bond.

Early law career

First investigation

Main article: Turnabout Reminiscence
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The beginning of a partnership.

After becoming a prosecutor at age 20, Miles Edgeworth returned to the United States with Manfred and Franziska to make his court debut. He got his chance when, during the trial of Mack Rell, the defendant accused the prosecutor, Byrne Faraday, of being the Great Thief Yatagarasu and ordering him to murder Deid Mann, the victim in the case. Edgeworth was scheduled to replace Faraday due to conflict of interest on Faraday's part, but before Edgeworth could begin his trial, both Faraday and Rell were killed during the recess. It was during the investigation of their murders that Edgeworth first met Byrne's daughter Kay Faraday, veteran detective Tyrell Badd, and rookie detective Dick Gumshoe, with the latter being a prime suspect for the murders. Badd dismissed Edgeworth at first, but the young prosecutor's logical prowess earned him Badd's respect in the end. Edgeworth eventually found that Calisto Yew, the defense attorney for the case, was the Yatagarasu and the true killer, but it turned out that she was also an agent of the smuggling ring that had ordered Mann's death. She escaped by shooting at Edgeworth, who avoided being killed only by Kay's timely intervention. Gumshoe was so impressed by Edgeworth that he swore to stick by the young prosecutor's side from that day forth, much to the latter's annoyance.

First trial

Main article: Turnabout Beginnings
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At the start of his career.

After the previous false start, Edgeworth finally got his courtroom debut. His opponent was defense attorney Mia Fey, who was also new to the courtroom. His case was against Terry Fawles, who was accused of murdering Sergeant Valerie Hawthorne, a policewoman who had testified against Fawles five years prior to the case. Edgeworth's arrogance was especially evident in this trial, as would repeatedly refer to Fey's youth and inexperience, despite being inexperienced himself and even younger than her. At one point, he called her a bimbo without any major provocation. While Edgeworth has been known to use ad hominem attacks, he has never been nearly as derogatory toward a woman before or since.

Edgeworth used other questionable tactics in the trial, including intentionally withholding information that would prove valuable to the defense, such as the true identity of the witness called "Melissa Foster", who was really Dahlia Hawthorne. The trial abruptly ended in disaster when Fawles committed suicide on the stand by ingesting poison. Edgeworth would later refer to it as his worst nightmare in court. Meanwhile, the witness and true culprit left the court with a devious smile on her face.

Rumors of fraud

Main article: SL-9 Incident
See also: Turnabout Sisters and Turnabout Memories

Over the next few years, rumors surrounding Edgeworth began to circulate, concerning under-the-table deals, fabricated evidence, and illegal investigations. Edgeworth came to be known as a "Demon Attorney" in local newspapers. His old friend Phoenix Wright caught wind of this and attempted to contact him, but he ignored Wright's attempts. Edgeworth built up a perfect win record, and convicted some high-profile cases, such as the assassin Ryōken Hōinbō.

In 2015, Edgeworth prosecuted against Joe Darke for the SL-9 Incident. Darke was accused of murdering Neil Marshall, who was to be the prosecutor against Darke for a series of other murders. Due to incriminating evidence, Darke was convicted, but rumors abounded of shady dealings concerning the evidence. With all but one of the detectives from the incident being fired or demoted, Edgeworth came under even more scrutiny from the public. As a result of the incident, Edgeworth came to know one of the detectives, Lana Skye, along with her younger sister Ema. After the incident, Lana became Chief Prosecutor. Edgeworth believed that Lana was looking out for him for the next two years.

First defeat

Main article: Turnabout Sisters
Miles Edgeworth
I object! That was... objectionable!

Edgeworth maintained a perfect win record until he met Wright in court in 2016, with Maya Fey as the defendant accused of killing her older sister Mia. Later, a witness, Redd White, pinned the murder on Wright instead, and Wright defended himself in court against Edgeworth. Unlike most of Edgeworth's previous opponents, who would buckle under his intimidating tactics, Wright persevered and kept fighting. Still, Edgeworth did not relent, wanting to preserve his perfect win record. However, White eventually confessed to the murder, and Edgeworth was devastated.

Second defeat

Main article: Turnabout Samurai

Edgeworth and Wright faced off again in the trial of Will Powers for the murder of Jack Hammer. The trial introduced the elderly witness Wendy Oldbag, who instantly became smitten with Edgeworth, much to the latter's dismay. Edgeworth's dislike of the woman was such that he did not protest Wright's suggestion that Oldbag was the killer. On the second day of the trial, Powers's innocence became more certain with Wright exposing more contradictions in the witness testimonies; the judge subsequently asked Edgeworth to reconsider his position. By the third day of the trial, Edgeworth was having a crisis of conscience. He forced the final witness, Dee Vasquez, to testify about what she had done after finding the body. This allowed Wright to expose a final contradiction that implicated Vasquez as the real killer. After the trial, Edgeworth approached Wright, who thanked him for helping him. Edgeworth retorted that Wright had caused him to experience "unnecessary feelings" of "unease" and "uncertainty", and warned him never to show his face in front of him again.

The ghost of DL-6

Main article: Turnabout Goodbyes
Miles Edgeworth
So, you've come to laugh at the fallen attorney? Then laugh, laugh! Well? Why aren't you laughing?
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Shocked after witnessing an apparent suicide.

On Christmas Eve, Edgeworth received a letter from Robert Hammond to meet with him at Gourd Lake. The two men took a boat ride to the middle of the lake, until suddenly Hammond swore revenge on Edgeworth for ruining his life, and shot twice into the water. He then fell into the lake and swam away, leaving Edgeworth bewildered at what had just transpired, thinking the man had just committed suicide. In a daze, Edgeworth picked up the gun the man had left behind. When he went back to shore, he was arrested on suspicion of Hammond's murder, with the fingerprints he had just placed on the gun as evidence.

Wright found out about the arrest and offered to represent Edgeworth in court, but he refused. Wright investigated the crime anyway, along with a worried Detective Gumshoe. Wright saw that the case had a connection with the DL-6 Incident and Misty Fey, and he returned to Edgeworth. Impressed by his ability to gather information, Edgeworth admitted that he just did not want to get Wright involved in the case, but now that he was anyway, Edgeworth finally agreed to have Wright defend him. Edgeworth knew that Manfred, the prosecutor for the case, would not relent for his sake, as he would do anything for a guilty verdict.

Manfred's relentless tactics allowed him to take complete control of the trial, until Wright's co-counsel Maya Fey, whom Edgeworth had prosecuted months before, persistently pressed a witness, causing her to be arrested in contempt of court. This action allowed Wright to turn the case around to adjourn the trial, and Edgeworth paid Maya's bail in return. The next day, Larry Butz put another wrench into Manfred's plans by suddenly bursting in to testify. This allowed Wright to pinpoint the real location and time of the murder, accusing the old boat shop owner of killing Hammond in his boat shop and then posing as the defense attorney in the boat. The next day, Wright accused the man of being Yanni Yogi, out for revenge, and Yogi eventually confessed to his true identity and the murder. The judge declared Edgeworth not guilty.

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Celebrating his acquittal.

However, Edgeworth raised an objection, not to the verdict itself but to the murder of his father, whom he thought he had killed during DL-6. Wright knew something wasn't right, and defended him in the subsequent trial, which was set up immediately due to the statute of limitations placing the deadline for solving the DL-6 case on that day. Wright pointed to Manfred as the real killer; Miles Edgeworth had actually shot the prosecutor's shoulder by accident through the elevator window, and then Manfred had killed the unconscious Gregory Edgeworth in his rage. Miles Edgeworth was declared not guilty for his father's murder, and Manfred von Karma was arrested. Wright, Edgeworth, and everyone else who had helped him, celebrated the victory - albeit rather awkwardly in Edgeworth's case - with Larry Butz finally admitting to have stolen Edgeworth's lunch money 15 years ago.

Conflicted

Main article: Rise from the Ashes

Months later, during the annual award ceremony for the prosecutor's office, Edgeworth received the King of Prosecutors trophy for that year. However, he scoffed at the commendation as a waste of a productive day, and saw the award as a trinket that would waste space on his shelf. Police chief Damon Gant later requested that Edgeworth transfer a piece of evidence. Edgeworth thought little of it at first, however his car soon became a crime scene. Detective Bruce Goodman was murdered, apparently using the knife stored in Edgeworth's car, and Lana Skye was accused of the crime. Edgeworth was assigned to prosecute the case, but there were rumors that he only took the case to get himself promoted to Chief Prosecutor.

Edgeworth once again found himself facing Wright. Unlike previous trials, he concerned himself only with the truth, and picked out some contradictions in his own witness's testimony even before Wright could. Things became more complicated when Damon Gant appeared and informed the court that Bruce Goodman had been apparently murdered by Mike Meekins in the police department evidence room at the same time that the murder being discussed had occurred. The trial was adjourned to sort out this matter. Wright, accompanied by Lana's sister Ema, came to visit Edgeworth, who gave the younger Skye sister a fingerprinting set.

The next day, it was revealed that the other "murder" was not a murder at all, and the other "Goodman" was actually another detective from the SL-9 Incident, Jake Marshall, who was desperate to re-investigate the SL-9 case. Jake made Lana admit that evidence from the SL-9 case was forged, and Edgeworth subsequently came under fire again from the police department. Even though he never knew about the forgeries, he still said that he should have looked into the evidence for which he was responsible. He wrote a letter of resignation, unable to forgive himself for the career he had led, but he decided against it in the end and returned for the final trial day.

At this point, both Edgeworth and Wright suspected that Gant was the real killer, so Edgeworth offered to cooperate with Wright. Lana tried to get herself declared guilty, but Edgeworth ignored her confession and called Ema to the stand to ask her about the SL-9 Incident, as she had witnessed the murder. It turned out that Edgeworth had only gotten half of the evidence list, and Wright had found the other half in Gant's office. An argumentative struggle followed between Wright, Edgeworth, and Gant, and although Gant tried to implicate Ema as the killer in the SL-9 Incident, Wright came up with a clever trap to expose him as the real killer of both Goodman and Neil Marshall. Gant told Edgeworth that he was no different from himself, and that one day Edgeworth would understand why Gant had done what he had done. Nevertheless, he commented to the judge that "you can't go wrong" with Edgeworth and Wright around. This troubled Edgeworth; he still blamed himself for the results of the SL-9 case, and he feared he would become a lone vigilante like Gant.

Choosing "death"

Main article: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All

Distressed and confused by all that had happened to him, Edgeworth wrote an apparent suicide note reading, "Prosecutor Miles Edgeworth chooses death." A bellboy discovered this note as Edgeworth left America to find out what being a prosecutor truly meant. The note led everyone to believe that Edgeworth really had committed suicide, and Wright ultimately decided that the Edgeworth he had known as a child had died long before, replaced by a coward who took his own life over a win record. Meanwhile, Franziska von Karma, having heard of the defeats of Edgeworth and her father at Wright's hands, returned to America, hoping to prove herself superior to Edgeworth by beating Wright in court.

In reality, Edgeworth had left America in an attempt to make sense of everything that had happened to him, and to figure out what being a prosecutor truly meant. He secretly helped with Gumshoe's investigation into the death of the Berry Big Circus ringmaster Russell Berry by phone, advising the detective to order a surprise search of Acro's room. Franziska, who was the prosecutor for the trial, conducted the actual search, but was furious when she found out that the search had inadvertently caused her to lose, although both Wright and Franziska were unaware of Edgeworth's involvement. After the trial, Edgeworth told Gumshoe not to be too harsh with Acro.

International prosecutor

Return to America

Main article: Farewell, My Turnabout
Miles Edgeworth
It's been a long time... Wright.
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Edgeworth's return to America.

In March 2018, Edgeworth returned to Los Angeles and met Wright and Franziska, although neither was particularly happy to see him again. Although he initially planned to help Wright, Franziska was non-fatally shot the next day and had to be hospitalized, and Edgeworth took her place in court. Other than reliving the horror of Wendy Oldbag on the witness stand, Edgeworth had the trial under his complete control, while Wright seemed particularly desperate to pin the murder on Adrian Andrews. Andrews tried to plead silence, prompting Edgeworth to reveal Andrews's dependency problems with other women to get her to testify. After court was adjourned, Edgeworth noticed a card Andrews had absent-mindedly removed from the crime scene and recognized it as a calling card from an assassin called Shelly de Killer.

The truth was now clear: the defendant, Matt Engarde, had hired de Killer to assassinate the victim. Wright also told Edgeworth that de Killer was holding Maya Fey for ransom. Edgeworth agreed to help Wright, but in the meantime, it was now Wright's turn to figure out the true meaning of his career. De Killer was eventually discovered to have been staying at Engarde Mansion, but had already left with Maya by the time the police arrived.

As the the chase continued the next day, Edgeworth helped Wright stall the trial. Edgeworth eventually called de Killer as a witness by radio, but this backfired as the assassin claimed that Andrews had hired him. However, Franziska von Karma burst into the courtroom with evidence that allowed Wright to inform de Killer that Engarde had secretly recorded the assassination to later blackmail the assassin. De Killer swore a bloody vendetta against Engarde, who almost immediately confessed his crime to protect himself, and released Maya.

After Engarde's conviction, a confused Franziska left the country. Edgeworth met her at the airport and told her that he would not sympathize with her if she decided to quit her career. Edgeworth then left America himself to study international law. Ernest Amano, an old friend of Manfred von Karma, used his connections to finance Edgeworth's studies abroad.

Acting defense attorney

Main article: Bridge to the Turnabout

In February 2019, Wright discovered an apparent murder scene at Hazakura Temple, and fell into the nearby Eagle River while trying to cross a burning bridge to try to save Maya. Wright was taken to a hospital with a bad cold, but no major injuries. Edgeworth learned of this from Butz (although he was led to believe Wright's injures were much worse than they actually were) and chartered a private jet from Europe to get to the hospital as quickly as possible. Once there, Wright gave him his magatama and attorney's badge. Edgeworth was asked to defend Iris in the murder of Elise Deauxnim in Wright's stead.

Edgeworth pulled some strings to have Franziska von Karma and the judge from his first court appearance appointed for the trial. This was done to prevent himself being recognized as a prosecutor in court. He then conducted an investigation of the Hazakura Temple area and, in doing so, he began to empathize with Wright and the hardships he had to endure. In court, Franziska tried to crush Edgeworth, but drawing inspiration from how Wright defended his clients, Edgeworth pressed on and drew out vital information from the witnesses until court was suspended. Despite experiencing the magatama for himself, Edgeworth continued to be generally skeptical of the supernatural powers of the Kurain tradition.

After the trial, Edgeworth turned the role of defense attorney back over to Wright and instead assisted in the police investigation, with Gumshoe soon finding the murder weapon. Iris's similarity to the witness Dahlia Hawthorne in Edgeworth's first case drove him to re-investigate the old case, but he was unconvinced that Hawthorne had anything to do with Deauxnim's death, since she had already been executed for murder. Meanwhile, Maya Fey was apparently locked inside the Inner Temple. Iris was called to remove this lock with Edgeworth guarding her, but during this process, an earthquake shook the area and Edgeworth's fear caused him to faint. This gave Iris an opening to disappear, leaving five locks on the door to the Inner Temple. Iris was later found and she began once again to break the five locks. Wright got Iris a not guilty verdict in court the following day.

Turbulence

Main article: Turnabout Airlines
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After another month abroad, Edgeworth set off from Borginia back to Los Angeles on iFly Airlines Flight I-390 on March 12. During the flight, Edgeworth fainted as the plane entered into some turbulence. He woke up and opened the elevator in the plane to find the corpse of fellow passenger Akbey Hicks. Flight attendant Rhoda Teneiro discovered a shocked Edgeworth holding Hicks's wallet, and he thus became the prime suspect. After convincing Teneiro that he was innocent, he gained permission from the plane's captain to investigate the murder under Teneiro's supervision until the plane touched down at Hope Springs Airport, where he met Gumshoe and Franziska.

Franziska told Edgeworth that she was working with Interpol to combat an international smuggling ring, and that Hicks was an Interpol agent who had been investigating Flight I-390. As the blame shifted to Teneiro, Edgeworth eventually investigated the plane's cargo hold as the true scene of the crime. He found that the valuable Alif Red statue had been switched with a fake and eventually concluded that another flight attendant, Cammy Meele, was a member of the smuggling ring, and that Hicks's snooping had forced her to kill him in a panic.

Kidnapping

Main article: The Kidnapped Turnabout
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The next day, Edgeworth found himself delivering ransom money to Gatewater Land, where Ernest Amano's son Lance had been kidnapped. Unfortunately, he was briefly captured himself, but Kay Faraday, now much older, found and released him. Meanwhile, Interpol Agent Shi-Long Lang took over the investigation of the kidnapping, and the Criminal Affairs Department was assigned to help him, so Kay filled Gumshoe's role as Edgeworth's investigative partner. It eventually turned out that the kidnapping had been staged and that one of the "kidnappers" had been killed. When Lance fell under suspicion as the killer, Ernest stepped in and tried to obstruct the investigation by buying the haunted house, the scene of the crime. However, with the help of Kay's Little Thief device, Edgeworth revealed the truth behind the murder and the kidnapping, and both Amanos were arrested. Lang revealed that Ernest had been his real target all along, for he was involved with the smuggling ring.

Deadly office visit

Main article: Turnabout Visitor
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That night, Edgeworth returned to his office to find the body of detective Buddy Faith. He briefly encountered a mysterious gunman, who fled after the discovery. Officers soon arrived at the scene and Edgeworth started investigating with Gumshoe, only to find that court records from the KG-8 Incident, an incident that was related to his very first investigation, had been taken. Edgeworth eventually discovered that the real killer was Buddy's partner, prosecutor Jacques Portsman, who had attempted to steal a video from Edgeworth's office. A black raven card was also found, which Edgeworth and Gumshoe recognized as the mark of the Yatagarasu.

The smuggling ring

Main article: Turnabout Ablaze
Miles Edgeworth
The reason for my eagerness is my want to pursue the truth, and my want to believe in the strength of those who use the power of the law for good. As someone who has chosen to live my life as a prosecutor... that is my new creed.
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The next day, a Yatagarasu card appeared at the joint Allebahstian and Babahlese embassy, indicating that the Yatagarasu had returned and was about to strike the embassies during a goodwill event. Edgeworth, Kay, and Gumshoe attended the event in anticipation, and eventually several incidents occurred: the Babahlese Embassy experienced two fires; Manny Coachen was stabbed to death; the Yatagarasu's shadow appeared in the Allebahstian Embassy's rose garden; and a thief was killed in Allebahstian Ambassador Quercus Alba's office. Edgeworth gave himself the legal privilege to investigate these incidents by placing himself under Franziska's command, effectively making him a part of Interpol's investigation of the incidents.

Edgeworth eventually found himself confronting Shi-Long Lang's top subordinate, Shih-na, who turned out to be the woman previously calling herself "Calisto Yew", and discovered that she had assisted in the murders by setting the fires. It also turned out that the Yatagarasu had really been a three-person operation also consisting of Tyrell Badd and Byrne Faraday, though "Yew" had been a mole working for the smuggling ring the entire time. Badd then revealed that he had been the mysterious gunman in his office the previous day, gave Edgeworth the stolen KG-8 evidence that the detective had taken from Ernest Amano, and handed over the directives card that had ordered Coachen to kill Cece Yew. Though this evidence from Badd was illegal, Edgeworth decided that this apparent limitation of the law was humanly imposed, and that he would have to go beyond it to arrest the mastermind behind the killings and the smuggling ring. Edgeworth and Lang confronted Alba, who invoked his right as an ambassador to stand trial in his own country. In response, Lang called the imperial household of Allebahst and used the evidence that Edgeworth had found to convince the household to strip Alba of his ambassadorship. After a long and grueling argument, and with the help of Gumshoe, Kay, Larry Butz, and Wendy Oldbag, Edgeworth finally took down the leader of the smuggling ring and brought him before the American courts to pay for his crimes.

Fake assassination attempt

Main article: Turnabout Target
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A week later, on March 25, Teikun Ō, the president of Zheng Fa, held an event at Gourd Lake to thank the United States for bringing down the crime syndicate that had ravaged his country for years. However, the event became an investigation of an assassination, and the Chief Prosecutor called Edgeworth to the task. The president tried to hand the investigation over to the Zheng Fa police, but Shelly de Killer held bodyguard Manosuke Naitō hostage with a knife and coerced him into letting Edgeworth into the president's plane, where bodyguard Gai Tojiro had been murdered. De Killer had indeed been hired to assassinate the president, but he had not been responsible for any of the events of that day. Edgeworth went on to prove that the assassination attempt had been faked, and that Naitō had killed his fellow bodyguard out of jealousy.

The Prosecutorial Investigation Committee

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Defense attorney's assistant

Main article: The Imprisoned Turnabout

On March 27, Edgeworth visited the detention center to see Naitō, only to find that he had been murdered. He tried to investigate the crime, but the Prosecutorial Investigation Committee (P.I.C.) had other plans. Judge Hakari Mikagami was sent to hand over Edgeworth's investigative authority to Yumihiko Ichiyanagi, claiming that Edgeworth had stepped out of line by boarding the president's plane and ordering a search of the president's officials. Edgeworth suspected that the incident was being tampered with, and to this end, he resolved to act as an assistant to Naitō's intended attorney, Tateyuki Shigaraki, who was a former assistant of his father and the current owner of Edgeworth Law Offices. Shigaraki refused this offer at first, but Gumshoe and Faraday convinced him that Edgeworth had abandoned Manfred von Karma's teachings.

Mikagami and Ichiyanagi accused Sōta Sarushiro, an animal trainer working for the Berry Big Circus and Naitō's childhood friend, and Shigaraki took on Sarushiro's defense. The next two days had Edgeworth encounter an incarcerated Ryōken Hōinbō and endure repeated threats by Mikagami to take away his badge. However, in the end, Edgeworth found prison director Marī Miwa responsible for the crime, and she was arrested. Shigaraki realized that Edgeworth really had changed, and offered him a position in Edgeworth Law Offices as a defense attorney.

Gregory's last case

Main article: The Inherited Turnabout
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Edgeworth and Shigaraki.

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