|Franziska von Karma|
|Those of von Karma blood have only one fate. And that is "perfection".|
The von Karmas are a German family of which three are known by name: late Prosecutor Manfred von Karma, his prosecuting prodigy daughter Franziska von Karma, and Miles Edgeworth by adoption. Manfred has also mentioned a 7-year old granddaughter, which, if true, presumably means that he had another child other than Franziska. However, no other mention has been made of this granddaughter or hinted offspring other than during Phoenix Wright's confrontation with him in court, which led to an end to his perfect win record. Wright also ended the winning streaks of Franziska and Edgeworth.
In the Japanese version of The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve, it is revealed that the name "von Karma" in Japanese, "狩魔 (Karuma)", stems from the fact one or more disciples of the Asogi school of swordsmanship took on this name to honor the Asogi family heirloom, a Japanese katana named "狩魔 (Karuma)". The name of the sword can be interpreted to mean "demon hunter", or "(one who) hunts monsters" (魔を狩るもの）. The name change is mentioned in the English version, though due to the localization of "von Karma" in most language versions of the rest of the Ace Attorney series, the connection is not made apparent.
- Phoenix: Exactly, Your Honor! He remembered the name of his fiancee who committed suicide. That's why he named his parrot after her!
Judge: I see! I guess that is possible.
von Karma: OBJECTION! Bah! A mere coincidence, that's all! My granddaughter has a dog she calls "Phoenix." Well, Mr. Phoenix Wright? Does this make you my granddaughter's fiancee!? She's only seven years old!!!
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.Capcom. Episode:Turnabout Goodbyes (in English). 2005