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Trucy Wright (born Trucy Enigmar) is a professional stage magician at the Wright Anything Agency who has also served as an investigative partner for the lawyers in the agency. She was born into the Gramarye family of magicians, her biological father being Zak Gramarye and her grandfather being Magnifi Gramarye. Phoenix Wright adopted her shortly after her father's disappearance.
- 1 Early life and adoption
- 2 Meeting Apollo Justice
- 3 Meeting Athena Cykes
- 4 Hostage at the Space Center
- 5 The revenge of Mr. Reus
- 6 The civil trial, trip to Khura'in, and the Sprocket case
- 7 Personality
- 8 Family
- 9 Magic act
- 10 Name
- 11 Appearance
- 12 Development
- 13 Non-canon appearances
- 14 Cultural references
- 15 References
Early life and adoption[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Turnabout Succession
The first eight years of Trucy's life were spent with her father, magician Zak Gramarye. Her mother, Thalassa Gramarye, disappeared after an accident involving a magic trick being performed between her, Zak and his partner Valant Gramarye. Being of the Gramarye bloodline, she had the ability to perceive subtle, involuntary movements in people.
One day, Trucy's grandfather, Magnifi Gramarye, was killed, and her father was put on trial for the murder. Before the trial, Kristoph Gavin gave Trucy a piece of evidence, instructing her to give it to Phoenix Wright, Zak Gramarye's attorney. The evidence turned out to be fake; prosecutor Klavier Gavin, through a tip from his brother Kristoph, exposed the evidence as a fraud, but Zak Gramarye suddenly disappeared from the courtroom. Trucy helped her father to escape, distracting bailiff Mike Meekins with her giant puppet Mr. Hat. Zak promised Trucy that he would return one day.
Two weeks later, Phoenix Wright called Trucy Enigmar to his office to discuss where she would live. Wright searched for relatives of Trucy to no avail, so he took her in and raised her as his own child.
Trucy converted Phoenix's office into the Wright Talent Agency and held magic performances for money. Among her props were Mr. Hat and her magic panties, out of which she could allegedly pull anything. She also often accompanied Phoenix in the Borscht Bowl Club to help him win his poker games with her ability to read his opponents.
Meeting Apollo Justice[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
First encounter[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Turnabout Trump
Seven years after his disappearance, Zak Gramarye visited Phoenix Wright at the Borscht Bowl Club as Shadi Smith. He gave Phoenix his will, which gave Trucy the rights to Magnifi's magic tricks. Later, during a poker game with Phoenix, he knocked the dealer unconscious and Phoenix left to call the police; during Phoenix's absence, Kristoph Gavin appeared and killed Zak.
Returning and discovering the body, Phoenix then replaced Zak's hat on his head and put a drop of blood on an ace of spades. He gave the card to Trucy, instructing her to give it to Apollo Justice, a lawyer working for Kristoph. He then hired Justice as his attorney after he was set to go on trial for Zak's murder.
During the trial, Trucy gave the card to Justice, which revealed crucial facts about the case and allowed for the implication of Kristoph Gavin as the real killer. Kristoph was later convicted and sent into solitary. When Phoenix told Justice that the card had been forged, Justice punched him and vowed never to associate with him again.
Assistant to Justice[edit | edit source]
Justice was now out of a job thanks to the conviction of his employer, so when Phoenix called Justice, saying he was in "big trouble", Justice reluctantly entered the Wright Talent Agency, where he met Trucy and Phoenix again. Phoenix sent the two to investigate three crimes that had occurred. It would turn out that all three were connected to a murder, and Justice took the case for the defendant. Trucy taught Justice about her ability to perceive tension in witnesses, and Justice found that he also had the ability and that it was somehow much stronger as well. With the help of this newly discovered ability, Justice won the case.
After the case, Trucy became a fan of the prosecutor, Klavier Gavin, and bought all of the albums from his band. She also renamed the Wright Talent Agency the Wright Anything Agency to account for Justice's entertainment-unfriendly profession.
Later, Klavier invited Justice and Trucy to one of his concerts. However, someone was killed, and thus Justice and Klavier faced off again in court, with Justice winning. This case involved Trucy and Justice's mother, who had lost her memory and knew herself only as a singer named Lamiroir, but Trucy never became aware of this.
Justice's next case brought back the events from the disappearance of Zak Gramarye. Phoenix gave Trucy Zak's will, claiming that it was a present for Recycle Your Plastics Day, but he told her not to open it yet. The will tied into the case as well, as Magnifi had given the rights to his magic to Zak and then committed suicide, causing Valant to try to frame Zak for the murder.
Justice eventually found out that Shadi Smith was Zak Gramarye, but upon informing the court of this, he was surprised to find her unmoved by the revelation that her father had died. After Justice won the trial, Trucy explained that she had already figured out that Smith was her father.
Meeting Athena Cykes[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies
Trucy continued to work in an investigative partner capacity at the Wright Anything Agency, but in a reduced capacity; normally she just hangs around the office, due to Phoenix wanting her to focus on her schoolwork. However, she is always willing to give advice or talk about current cases with the Agency's lawyers (although said advice is rarely helpful, as she often brings the topic of conversation back around to her magic act).
In April, she invited Justice to visit Nine-Tails Vale with her and introduce him to her friend Jinxie Tenma, with whom they discussed the village. After leaving them, Tenma discovered the dead body of Alderman Rex Kyubi and her own father Damian Tenma in the Fox Chamber of the former's mansion. Afterwards, Trucy stayed at the Agency while Justice and Athena Cykes, a newly-hired lawyer, investigated the case.
While Justice was defending Solomon Starbuck on the charge of murdering Clay Terran, a bomb went off in the courtroom. Justice was injured by falling debris as he tried to rescue Juniper Woods. Trucy was upset by Justice's injuries, and stayed at the Agency while Phoenix and Cykes investigated the Cosmos Space Center. After they finished their investigation, Justice returned to the Agency to announce that he was taking a leave of absence, much to the shock of the Wrights and Cykes.
Hostage at the Space Center[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Turnabout for Tomorrow
Although Phoenix was able to clear Starbuck, Cykes was arrested instead for the crime. Trucy aided her father in investigating the Cosmos Space Center (including preventing Yuri Cosmos from escaping from them by throwing a knife at the wheel of his "space scooter"), but when they arrived at the Robotics Lab, they found Aura Blackquill and Justice discussing something. After Blackquill kicked them out, Trucy decided to stay behind with Justice. Soon after, she was held hostage by Blackquill along with space center staff and visitors, and, in the short time she was able to communicate with her father, she provided valuable information on to who their captor was. After Phoenix, Cykes, and a returned Justice combined forces, the current case (as well a murder 7 years prior) was resolved, and Trucy was able to reunite with her father and the rest of the Agency.
The revenge of Mr. Reus[edit | edit source]
- Main article: The Magical Turnabout
Over the next year, Trucy's magic shows became even more popular and tickets to events quickly sold out. She was eventually approached by Take-2 TV and offered the chance for her stage show at Penrose Theater, "Trucy in Gramarye-Land", to be broadcast on television, which she accepted. The show company attended a performance two days before the planned broadcast as a test run, where Trucy performed alongside Manov Mistree, also known as Mr. Reus, and twin sisters Bonny and Betty de Famme. As her father was out of the country at the time, Trucy offered backstage passes to Justice and Cykes.
During the performance, Trucy debuted a brand new trick whereupon she would escape from a coffin which Bonny had shut her in. This involved her escaping through a trap door in the coffin before being raised by a stage lift to replace Mr. Hat, who was still on stage and about to stab the coffin with a sword. Trucy would then secretly swap the sword with a rubber alternative and stab the coffin with it, before revealing the coffin to be empty. However, things quickly went wrong when she learnt that Bonny had mistakenly placed Mr. Hat over the wrong trapdoor and the stage lift leading to that trapdoor had already been raised. Thinking quickly, Trucy moved the stage lift out of the way before replacing it with its already-lowered counterpart, managing to resume and complete the trick. She then opened up the coffin, only to find Mistree's seemingly lifeless body inside. Panicking, Trucy fled, moments before one of the show's set pieces crashed onto the stage. The theater was immediately evacuated and the show promptly cancelled.
Mistree was announced dead on the scene due to a stab wound in his back, and Trucy was arrested for involuntary manslaughter. Although she was sure she had swapped the swords, she soon began to doubt her memory. She tried to put on a brave face when Justice and Cykes arrived and even explained in detail how her escape had worked, but Justice quickly saw through her act and urged her to be honest with him. Trucy's facade crumpled and she admitted her fear that she might have forgotten to swap the swords and potentially ruin the name of Troupe Gramarye. Despite this, Justice assured her that he believed she hadn't forgotten and promised he would clear her name. Overwhelmed, Trucy burst into tears and thanked Apollo for his support.
During the trial, led by Khura'inese prosecutor Nahyuta Sahdmadhi, Justice accused Roger Retinz, Trucy's producer, as the real culprit. Justice revealed that Retinz was the real Mr. Reus, and that he murdered Mistree just to ruin Trucy's good name and the name of Troupe Gramarye.
Afterwards, Justice confronted Nahyuta, saying that the prosecutor had changed since the last time he saw him. Confused, Trucy questioned how he knew Prosecutor Sahdmadhi, but he gave her no answer.
Trucy, without an assistant, recruited Justice to be her magician's assistant, just as she had been his legal assistant.
The civil trial, trip to Khura'in, and the Sprocket case[edit | edit source]
Sometime during her father's return to the country, Justice and Trucy, alone at the Wright Anything Agency, are confronted by Dhurke Sahdmadhi, Justice's adoptive father. Dhurke brought them to Kurain Village, to meet a professor studying Kurain and Khura'inese artifacts. However, by the time they arrived, the professor was dead, and Ema Skye was there already investigating into it.
While Justice and Dhurke went to investigate a cave, Trucy stayed behind with Pearl Fey to wait for their return. She and Fey heard of them trapped in the cave, and she sprung into action, performing a magic trick to get them out quicker and safer. Upon Justice's and Dhurke's return, the group was approached by Phoenix Wright, who disagreed with Justice's view on the evidence that had been found. This led into a civil trial, splitting the Wright Anything Agency in half, with Trucy siding with her father, although both of them obviously did not want to stand against Justice and Cykes. Even so, Trucy herself stated she was on no one's side, and was more worried about Justice leaving the agency again, and her father and her half-brother leaving on a bad note.
After the civil trial, Trucy was supposed to stay behind, but she ended up traveling with her father, Justice, Cykes, Dhurke and Miles Edgeworth to the Kingdom of Khura'in by hiding in Edgeworth's suitcase. After Dhurke's trial for the murder of Justice Minister Inga Karkhuul Khura'in, Trucy went to the courthouse, much to everyone's surprise, as they believed she was still at home. Upon their return home, Trucy, once again without an assistant, set her sights on Athena Cykes, much to the young attorney's dismay.
Personality[edit | edit source]
|A lot of people come just to see my panties, you know!|
|You... might not want to advertise it like that.|
Trucy is bright, energetic and very naïve. However, underneath all this, she is also very perceptive and intelligent, often being able to piece things together in and out of court even more quickly than Apollo Justice does. She has shown an ability to hold up well under pressure, such as during the hostage situation with Aura Blackquill and when testifying during her own trial. She recently became a fan of Klavier Gavin and his band, getting a large "allowance bonus" from her father to buy a great deal of their merchandise.
Despite her cheerful demeanor, Phoenix has said that she is hiding a deep sadness. This is understandable given that, as far as she knows, she has lost both of her biological parents. Although she was able to keep up a cheerful facade for Justice and Cykes while in detention, she soon broke down in front of them after her emotions became too much for her to handle.
Over the course of the three years that Trucy and Justice have known each other, she has gotten very close to him, and was often afraid of him leaving the agency on bad terms with her father. She could only watch helplessly as Justice left for a leave of absence, and was so worried about him that she ran after him when she and Phoenix encountered him and Aura Blackquill talking. During the civil trial between her father and Justice, she refused to take sides between them. She also seemed close with Pearl Fey and Miles Edgeworth, the former who was described as a big sister figure to her, and the latter going to her magic shows at least once.
Family[edit | edit source]
|I'm the only one who knows how she really feels... on the inside.|
Trucy Wright's oldest known relative is Magnifi Gramarye, her grandfather. Her father is Zak Gramarye and her mother is Thalassa Gramarye, better known as Lamiroir after her "death". Trucy has never been informed of her parents' whereabouts or about the fact that Apollo Justice is her half-brother through her mother.
Phoenix has been Trucy's father for the recent years of her life, and Trucy has always asked him to "look for a new mommy." Trucy and Phoenix are frequent visitors to Guy Eldoon's noodle stand.
Magic act[edit | edit source]
|No! You do not understand! A mystery is the unknown, and the unknown is unacceptable! And, my friends, when it comes to mysteries, those panties are the promised land! From the moment I first laid eyes on them, I was compelled to investigate... for science!|
Trucy performs magic at the Wonder Bar every night. One of the most well-known of her tricks is her "Magic Panties" act. Trucy pulls out objects larger than the panties, such as a car tire, a stewpot, a frozen chicken and a broom.
Other tricks of Trucy's involve a human-sized puppet named Mr. Hat, which is apparently hidden on her person at all times. She has used Mr. Hat to disguise herself as an adult on at least one occasion. Similarly, she has used Mr. Hat as an in-court distraction at least once. She's also mentioned an act that involves her shooting a cat named Bullets out of a gun.
Trucy appears to have learnt to use throwing knives and is quite proficient with them; she punctured the tire of Yuri Cosmos' "space scooter" with one after he tried to escape from her and her father during an investigation. This made Phoenix think that he should start monitoring what kinds of magic tricks she practices.
By April 2028, she and Mr. Hat are the stars of Trucy in Gramarye-Land, a magic show that performs at Penrose Theater with fellow magicians Bonny de Famme and Mr. Reus, and produced by Roger Retinz of Take-2 TV. Occasionally, she would rope in Apollo Justice or Athena Cykes to be her begrudging magician's assistant.
Name[edit | edit source]
- Her Japanese adoptive surname, "Naruhodou" (成歩堂), is a reference toward the Japanese expression "naruhodo", which roughly means "I see", "I understand" or "indeed". It is usually used to agree with other people's ideas.
- Her Japanese given name "Minuki" (みぬき) comes from the word "minuku", which means "to see through", referring to her ability to read subtle body movements.
- Trucy comes from the word "true". Breaking it down into its syllables gives "true see" and reversing the syllables gives the phrase "see through", reflecting on her perceive ability. Her name is also similar to the Russian word for "panties" (трусики ("trusiki") or трусы ("trusi").
- Her adoptive surname, "Wright", is likely meant to have a similar effect to the Japanese equivalent.
- Her English birth surname, "Enigmar", is likely a play on "enigma", meaning "puzzling", "mysterious" or "inexplicable".
- "Vérité" means "truth" in French.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Trucy has blue eyes and brown hair. She typically wears a black dress with gold buttons, a blue cape with card suite motifs on it, white knee-high boots, white gloves that go to her wrist, a red scarf, a blue hat with a white band around it, a blue heart-shaped satchel around her waist, and a diamond-shaped earring on her left ear. Her younger design consists of a similar dress and boots. Her cape, hat, and satchel are red instead of blue, and she doesn't have the earring.
Like the other members of Troupe Gramarye, Trucy's cape is held in place by a brooch in the shape of a suit in a deck of cards. In her case, the suit is Diamonds, matching her mother's, and her brooch is teal colored. Trucy says she always signs her names with a diamond in the middle.
Underneath her magician's hat, Trucy has two very small "hair antennae" that bear a resemblance to those that give Justice his unique hairstyle. This may be a nod to her familial relation to Apollo.
Development[edit | edit source]
- Trucy was designed as a sort of "opposite" to Maya Fey. Her love of magic is based on Shu Takumi's time at his university's magic club.
- While Trucy has gained new animations in her subsequent appearances in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies and in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice, she has also "lost" a few. In Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, she would occasionally show a worried expression, while at other times she would show a serious expression with her cape covering most of her body. These animations were not seen in any subsequent game to date. Due to her not being a co-counsel in her subsequent appearances, those animations were removed as well. Her animations with Mr. Hat were also "lost" temporarily, until they made a brief reappearance in the end credits of Spirit of Justice.
- Trucy is the first and currently only witness to testify by performing a set of actions (in her case, a magic trick) rather than speaking at the stand.
- Perceiving Trucy Wright and breaking Datz Are'bal's Psyche-Locks are the only times where the attorney's badge is presented as evidence.
Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]
- In one of the "bad endings" for Turnabout for Tomorrow, if Phoenix is unable to prove Simon Blackquill's innocence after he confesses, the judge ends the trial with no change to the verdict from before. Simon is executed the next day, whilst Aura disappears with her captives, including Trucy.
- During the opening credits of the first 13 episodes of Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igiari!, Trucy and Mr. Hat are seen as chalk drawings along with Ponco and the Steel Samurai.
Cultural references[edit | edit source]
- Before the last trial in Turnabout Corner, Trucy makes her puppet "Mr. Hat" say the line "Here's looking at you, kid". This is a well-known line spoken by the character Rick Blaine (played by Humphrey Bogart) in the iconic movie Casablanca.
References[edit | edit source]
- SuperAj3. Trucy and Ema are back in GS6! Famitsu article. Court Records Forums. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
- Hsu, Janet (2017-11-18). The Making of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, Feat. Shu Takumi. Capcom Unity. Retrieved on 2018-06-04.
|Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney characters|
Bad Badger · Guy Eldoon · Maya Fey · Klavier Gavin · Kristoph Gavin · Hickfield · Judge · Apollo Justice · Plum Kitaki · Winfred Kitaki · Wocky Kitaki · Pal Meraktis · Nickel Samurai · Pink Princess · Ema Skye · Spoon · Steel Samurai · Wesley Stickler · Alita Tiala · Phoenix Wright · Trucy Wright
Spark Brushel · Daryan Crescend · (Guy Eldoon) · Klavier Gavin · Kristoph Gavin · Magnifi Gramarye · Thalassa Gramarye · Valant Gramarye · Zak Gramarye · Dick Gumshoe · Judge · Apollo Justice · (Plum Kitaki) · (Winfred Kitaki) · (Wocky Kitaki) · Mike Meekins · Drew Misham · Vera Misham · (Olga Orly) · Ema Skye · (Wesley Stickler) · Phoenix Wright · Trucy Wright