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* (dark brown, light brown, & white feathers)
Height (from official guidebooks)
My dear, bosom buzzard
* (by Simon Blackquill) The class pet * (by Aristotle Means)
Japanese (romanization written with the given name first)
ギン ( Gin)
Taka is a hawk that is the animal companion of prosecutor Simon Blackquill, and often perches on his shoulder. Blackquill uses Taka in court to harass his opponents and witnesses. Taka is also used to relay information involving the cases Blackquill is involved in, carrying it in his beak.
His Japanese name, " Gin" (ギン), means "silver".
His English name, "Taka", is the Japanese word for "hawk". According to Janet Hsu, his English name is a holdover from a undisclosed scrapped plot point.
As Japanese falconry, known as Takagari, was a symbol of nobility and warrior spirit for samurai, having a pet hawk is yet another samurai-like quality about Simon Blackquill.
Taka is most likely a broad-winged hawk, due to his yellow beak, coloration, broad wings & stripe pattern, but could also be based on the mountain hawk-eagle and/or Japanese sparrowhawk.
↑ Hsu, Janet (2013-10-1).
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies Localization: TRIVIA TIME! Capcom Unity. Retrieved on 2018-5-8).
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