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Olive Green was an aspiring artist studying at the Thorndyke Academy of Fine Arts. She lived on Brixton Road, with Thorndyke Academy being a three-minute walk away from the Brixton town centre. She was the victim of a nonfatal attack in Ryunosuke Naruhodo's second case during his time in London, and was called as a witness in the follow-up case.
Revenge for a deceased lover
Prior to Soseki Natsume moving into the Garridebs' complex, Olive Green was enrolled in the Thorndyke Academy of Fine Arts. She was also engaged to the previous owner of that flat, a fellow student named Duncan Ross. After a series of gas leaks began occurring in his flat, Green begged him to move out. Ross assured her that he would, but ended up dying due to gasoline asphyxiation before he could, leaving Green overcome with grief. She regretted not trying to persuade him hard, and she dropped out of the school and would walk by Briar Road, where Ross had died, many times.
One day, she saw Natsume come out of the complex and followed him to the borscht shop. He told her he had complained to the owner about how he often woke up the with the gas stove turned off and the room filled with gas, leaving him feeling like he was being strangled. Although she initially thought of Ross' death as an accident, she became suspicious of the other tenant, William Shamspeare, as she had heard that blowing with considerable force into a gas pipe would extinguish all flames in another room, resulting in a gas leak. She formulated a plan to confirm her suspicions.
After purchasing a bottle of strychnine off the black market, she anonymously sent Shamspeare a note that read: "I have information regarding the death of Duncan Ross. Come to The Slug and Salad, on Briar Road at 5 p.m. on 17th. Don't tell anybody else about this letter or the meeting. It is a matter of utmost importance." On that day and after Shamspeare had left his bedroom, she picked his lock using a wire and some turpentine (a trick her late lover had shown her), and coated the lamp line with the strychnine. That way, if Shamspeare tried blowing into the pipe again, he would poison himself as punishment. If he was really innocent, nothing would happen, but she prayed that he would be poisoned. She also found a hiding place under a set of loose floorboards, which contained a tin box with a key and a newspaper. Thinking the key was valuable, she put it on like a necklace.
Victim by chance
- Main article: The Adventure of the Clouded Kokoro
On her way out, a hardcover book entitled The Lion's Pride landed in front of her. Curious, she bent over to pick it up, but was then struck in the back by a knife thrown by landlady Joan Garrideb during a fight with her husband, John. Officer Roly Beate found her body in his patrolling area and moved her across Briar Road so he could resume his wedding anniversary with his wife. Because of this incident, she was placed in a coma for several days, not waking up until the case's end and therefore unable to meet Shamspeare at the pub. She also could not be interviewed or be a witness to the trial when Soseki Natsume got arrested for the assault. Additionally, because of the large police presence in and around the Garrideb household, Green's trap for Shamspeare would lay dormant for an additional four days.
Facing the truth
- Main article: The Memoirs of the Clouded Kokoro
Upon regaining consciousness, Green was greeted by Natsume's lawyer, Ryunosuke Naruhodo, as well as his associates, Susato Mikotoba and Herlock Sholmes. Naruhodo interrogated her for a few minutes before he was called away, as Shamspeare had finally fallen victim to the strychnine. However, it soon transpired that he had actually survived, and had actually implicated Natsume for the crime.
After the first day of the ensuing trial, Green was to be discharged by her doctor. With her mind racing, she attempted suicide by drinking the remaining strychnine from her bottle, but was interrupted by Naruhodo, Mikotoba, and Sholmes, who were all visiting her again. She was especially shocked to hear that the three had learned of her connection to Ross, causing the bottle to fall over and spill the strychnine. A foraging mouse then consumed the strychnine and died instead, thus causing Sholmes to deduce her suicide attempt and confiscate the bottle from her.
Later, Naruhodo called her as a witness in the trial's second day. Though the true extent of Green's crimes were exposed, it was also thanks to Green's help that Naruhodo was able to also expose the true extent of Shamspeare's crimes. Green would have to face charges for her attempted murder, but she nonetheless thanked Naruhodo for finally revealing the truth behind the "cursed lodgings" mystery, thus properly avenging her fiancé's death.
Olive Green had a very gloomy outlook on life, more than likely induced by the death of her fiancé, Duncan Ross. She was very apologetic for things that were not her fault and was a bit of a nervous wreck. Over the course of the trial, Green began to feel better and more confident, even delivering an insult to William Shamspeare in a way he would understand.
- "Olive" comes from the color, a shade of green, matching with her last name, and the general color of her attire.
- Her name in the Japanese version, "Viridian", is also a shade of green.
- In The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures, Green only appears in the court record and in-game dialogue, making her one of only three living named characters to date (Bruto Cadaverini and Bat being the others) to have a court record profile but not make an appearance in person. Both Bat and Green are comatose at the time of their debut, but unlike Bat, Green is expected to regain consciousness within days, and subsequently appears in The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve afterwards.
- She and William Shamspeare are the first and second culprits who debut in a game prior to the one in which they are caught.
- She is the only culprit to date who is the victim of a non-fatal assault in a previous episode.