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Franziska von Karma keeps calling Phoenix Wright a fool - and she is absolutely correct. Other characters, including Miles Edgeworth and even Franziska von Karma herself, also act like fools extremely regularly. So, I decided to record the incidents of foolishness that I see as I replay the Ace Attorney games and put them on a list! Without further ado, here it is:

THE FOOL LIST!!!Edit

Fool Case Foolish Act
Mugshot-phoenix
Phoenix Wright
The First Turnabout Representing childhood friend Larry Butz.
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Miles Edgeworth
Turnabout Sisters

Instructing the hotel bellboy not to mention a piece of evidence.


This is one of those instances where I believe that Edgeworth deserves more than just a spot on the Fool List. But that's all I can give him, so that's all he gets.

Edgeworth2





Miles Edgeworth
Turnabout Sisters

Prosecuting childhood friend Phoenix Wright. Also, instructing Redd White not to mention a piece of evidence.


Edgeworth gets two spots for one case here because I consider Turnabout Sisters to be two seperate cases: the case against Maya Fey and the case against Phoenix Wright. The earlier spot concerning the hotel bellboy is for the Fey case; this one concerns the Wright case.

Mugshot-phoenix
Phoenix Wright
Turnabout Sisters

Representing self. A lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client.


However, I do have to say that, though it did make him a fool, Wright's decision was the best decision he could have made, given the circumstances.

Total score:

Phoenix Wright - 2

Miles Edgeworth - 2


And the biggest fool is...

Miles bodyshot

MILES EDGEWORTH!!!


Wright and Edgeworth were each foolish in two cases.

Each took one case that should have, in my opinion, gone to someone else. In The First Turnabout, Larry Butz should have been defended by Mia Fey instead of Wright, while in Turnabout Sisters, the case against Wright should have been prosecuted by Manfred von Karma instead of by Edgeworth. (Yes, as much as I hate von Karma - and I absolutely detest him - I feel he would be a better prosecutor than Edgeworth for this case.)

The second act of foolishness was different for Wright than it was for Edgeworth. Wright represented himself in the case against him in Turnabout Sisters, which, though foolish, was unfortunately necessary due to Redd White's influence. Edgeworth, also in Turnabout Sisters, told the hotel bellboy (in Maya Fey's trial, which counts as a seperate case from Wright's trial), and later also White (in Wright's trial), to intentionally not mention certain pieces of evidence.

Wright and Edgeworth were each foolish in two cases. However, Edgeworth, in telling the bellboy and White to not mention some of the evidence, is more foolish than Wright.


If you have any ideas for people who belong on the Fool List or believe someone is on the Fool List in error, please let me know on my talk page. Do keep in mind, though, that I am replaying the games, so please, no spoilers.


Also, I would love to put Sal Mannela and Dee Vasques on the Fool List, but I am restricting the list to defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges only. Thus, those two characters are not on the List because they are not eligible.

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