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Witness to murderEdit
- Main article: The Adventure of the Runaway Room
Oscar Fairplay riding on the top of Beppo's omnibus, when he suddenly witnessed a murder happening in the omnibus. Ryūnosuke Naruhodō accused Fairplay of being the killer because he was in debt to the defendant, Cosney Megundal, but all he did was witness the crime.
- Main article: The Adventure of the Clouded Kokoro
Fairplay later takes part in Sōseki Natsume's trial in the attempted murder of Viridian Green. When he first votes guilty he asks if Sōseki Natsume admited himself. When Naruhodō presses him, the banker is not happy for accusing him and Adam Redifast as killers. He's been questioned by the police due to rumors in vicinity and all his doubts have been cleared, it's because of that he finds someone guilty now. The second time he votes guilty he states that Natsume left three books and the crime scene. When his fellow juror, Joan Garrideb wife of Natsume's landlord, is revealed to be the culprit, Fairplay admits that false charges are bad.
- Main article: The Memoirs of the Clouded Kokoro
He is also Juror No. 1 for Sōseki Natsume's trial for the attempted murder of William Petenshy. When he's ready to vote for the verdict the first time he's had enought of the trial and has the rest of vote guilty despite having a little hope for Naruhodō. The reason for this is that he sees Petenshy as a noble and honest man despite being poor like the so-called lying Natsume. He has no reason to doubt him but promises to change his verdict if Petenshy is lying and has the other male jurors agree. Mrs. Altamont eventually gives him this tidbit by revealing the possibility of him steal gas from her company. Being a gentlemen who keeps is promise, Fairplay changes his verdicts and encourage the other gentlemen to follow suit.
The next day, Oscar Fairplay intends to finally bring a just verdict. During the second closing argument, determined Natsume's guilty by considering all the evidence. After hearing Barok van Zieks, Fairplay agrees that Sherlock Holmes' inventions, regarding the handprints as proof that William Petenshy blew into the gas pipe, do not count as official evidence. Ryūnosuke Naruhodō suggest they listen to Sōseki Natsume about it, as he's been having has leaks. So Fairplay agrees to change his verdict.
Oscar Fairplay is strong-willed, stubborn and a little full of himself, but he holds true to his name and he knows when to back down in a fight he knows he'll lose. He is incredibly rational gentleman and does not like false charges.
- His constant looking to the right may be a reference to the profile found on coins, referencing Fairplay's profession as a banker.
- His surname is a reference to his personality. It could also be a reference to the term "fair play" used to describe mystery stories that give the audience all of the clues needed to solve the mystery from the outset. The mysteries in the Ace Attorney games are fundamentally not fair play, as they rely on the gradual collection of clues via evidence and testimony.