FANDOM


(Development)
(plus png flag)
 
(20 intermediate revisions by 13 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
{{Country
 
{{Country
 
|name = Republic of Zheng Fa
 
|name = Republic of Zheng Fa
|background = green
+
|background = 00ff00
|color = black
+
|color = 000000
|image = ZhengFaFlag_.png
+
|image = Flag of Zheng Fa.png
 
|japanese = Zheng Fa
 
|japanese = Zheng Fa
 
|language = Chinese
 
|language = Chinese
|demonym =Zheng Faian
+
|demonym = Zheng Faian
|people = [[Lang Zi]] <br> [[Dai-Long Lang]] <br> [[Shi-Long Lang]] <br> [[Teikun Ō]]}}
+
|people = [[Lang Zi]] <br> [[Dai-Long Lang]] <br> [[Shi-Long Lang]] <br> [[Di-Jun Huang]]
+
}}
'''Zheng Fa''', officially the '''Republic of Zheng Fa''', is a small, fictional Asian country.
+
The '''Republic of Zheng Fa''' is a small Asian country recovering from a crippled economy due to [[Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth|the actions]] of an [[Cohdopian smuggling ring|international smuggling ring]]. Its national flag depicts a phoenix.
   
 
==Lang Zi and the House of Lang==
 
==Lang Zi and the House of Lang==
Around 2000 BCE, a philosopher named [[Lang Zi]] began revolutionizing Zheng Fa's law enforcement system, using his "philosophy of detainment". His efficient, if slightly draconian, methods have shaped the country's legal system into its current state. Lang Zi was greatly respected in his home country and his family, the House of Lang, continued to hold positions of power in Zheng Fa for many years and even operated a training school for police officers.
+
[[File:Teikun n lang.png|thumb|left|President Di-Jun Huang and Dai-Long Lang.]]
  +
Around 2000 BCE, a philosopher named [[Lang Zi]] revolutionized Zheng Fa's law enforcement system via his "philosophy of detainment". His efficient, if draconian, methods shaped the country's legal system into its current state and ensured that Lang Zi was greatly respected in his home country. The [[Lang (family)|House of Lang]] is descended from Lang Zi, and its members held positions of power in Zheng Fa for many years and even operated a training school for police officers.
   
Unfortunately, the House of Lang's fortunes eventually shifted when a [[Bansai Ichiyanagi|corrupt prosecutor]] tampered with evidence belonging to a detective from the Lang household. The ensuing scandal had the detective blamed for the [[SS-5 Incident|incident]], and the Lang name was tarnished. One member of the Lang clan has made it his life's duty to restore his family's honor, a young police officer named [[Shi-Long Lang]], who came to rise among the ranks of [[Interpol]] to become one of its top agents.
+
==A chef's visit==
  +
[[File:ZhengFaFlag_.png|thumb|left|Flag of Zheng Fa in game.]]
  +
On December 21, 2001, pastry chef [[Dane Gustavia]] headed to Zheng Fa to train his confectionery design skills, which were lacking at the time. His three-year stay in the country dramatically improved his ability to make candy designs as he intended. He went on to become a world-renowned pastry chef. His trip, however, extended the [[statute of limitations]] on a [[IS-7 Incident|murder]] that he had committed, ultimately leading to his arrest [[The Inherited Turnabout|18 years later]].
   
==An economy in tatters==
+
==The SS-5 Incident==
In the 2010s, Zheng Fa fell under the influence of an [[Cohdopian smuggling ring|international smuggling ring]] led by [[Quercus Alba]]. The country suffered a great flood of counterfeit bills produced by the criminal group, crippling its economy. The counterfeit bills were made using [[Babahl]]ese ink made from [[whitcrystal oil]], which made them almost indistinguishable from genuine Zheng Fa currency.
+
:''Main article: [[SS-5 Incident]]''
  +
[[File:Assassination.png|thumb|right|Di-Jun Huang's last moments.]]
  +
In 2007, President [[Di-Jun Huang]] was assassinated during a visit to the [[United States]], as part of a plot by [[Di-Jun Huang (body double)|one of his body doubles]] to replace him. With the help of Chief Prosecutor [[Blaise Debeste]] and [[Patricia Roland]], however, the murder was made to look like a kidnapping. The only witness to the "kidnapping", [[Jack Cameron]], was murdered during the plot by the conspirators, although Debeste took over the investigation to ensure that the murder was completely covered up. The government of Zheng Fa quickly paid the ransom money demanded, and the body double returned, claiming to be the real president.
   
This flood of fake bills appears to have halted due to the [[Turnabout Ablaze|actions]] of [[Miles Edgeworth]] and Shi-Long Lang at the [[Cohdopian Embassy]], when the leader of the smuggling ring was arrested and the plates used to make the fake bills were seized by the local authorities.
+
[[Dai-Long Lang]], Huang's head bodyguard and the detective in charge of the investigation, found out the truth through a [[Simon Keyes|child witness]], but knowing the grave consequences of such a revelation, he decided to keep it hidden, took full responsibility for the "kidnapping", and was demoted. He continued to investigate and eventually arrested Roland and had her put on trial. However, thanks to Debeste's machinations, she was acquitted. Lang resigned, and the Lang name was tarnished. [[Shi-Long Lang]], his son, made it his life's duty to restore his family's honor, and he rose among the ranks of [[Interpol]] to become one of its top agents.
   
==Cargo transfer point==
+
==The smuggling ring==
Zheng Fa was also used as a refuel and cargo transfer point for [[iFly Airlines]]. This included [[Flight I-390]] on-board which a [[Turnabout Airlines|murder]] took place. Zheng Fa was also used by an [[Cammy Meele|agent of the smuggling ring]] on board the same flight to switch the priceless [[Alif Red|Alif Red statue]] with a fake.
+
:''Main article: [[Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth]]''
  +
[[File:Counterfeit money.png|thumb|Counterfeit Zheng Faian bills.]]
  +
In the 2010s, Zheng Fa fell under the influence of an [[Cohdopian smuggling ring|international smuggling ring]] led by [[Quercus Alba]]. The country suffered a great flood of counterfeit bills produced by the criminal group, crippling its economy. The counterfeit bills were made using [[Babahl]]ese ink made from [[whitcrystal oil]], which made them almost indistinguishable from genuine Zheng Fa currency. Since the country was used as a refuel and cargo transfer point for [[iFly Airlines]], an [[Cammy Meele|agent of the smuggling ring]] infiltrated the airline and used [[Flight I-390]] to switch the priceless [[Alif Red]] with a fake. She was eventually [[Turnabout Airlines|caught]] after killing Interpol agent [[Akbey Hicks]]. Thanks to the [[Turnabout Ablaze|actions]] of [[Miles Edgeworth]] and Shi-Long Lang at the [[Cohdopian Embassy]], Alba was arrested and the plates used to make the fake bills were seized by the local authorities.
   
==???==
+
==The body double exposed==
 
:''Main articles: [[Turnabout Target]] and [[The Grand Turnabout]]''
 
:''Main articles: [[Turnabout Target]] and [[The Grand Turnabout]]''
{{cleanup}}
+
[[File:A teikun corpse2.png|thumb|left|The body double's corpse.]]
A few days after the smuggling ring's fall, Zheng Fa's President,[[Teikun Ō]], gave a speech at [[Gourd Lake]], but it was cancelled due to an [[Shelly de Killer|assassin]]'s invasion and a [[Gai Tojiro|bodyguard]]'s [[Turnabout Target|murder]]. Edgeworth solved the case, exposing another [[Manosuke Naitō|bodyguard]] as the killer. About two weeks later, the president [[The Grand Turnabout|was killed]] for real. He was crushed by the [[Sōta Sarushiro|same man]] who hired the assassin two weeks ago. In the end, Edgeworth solved everything and Zheng Fa was peaceful again.
+
A few days after the smuggling ring's fall, the body double attempted to boost his failing publicity by arranging a fake assassination attempt during a speech at [[Gourd Lake]] in the United States. However, one of his bodyguards, [[Horace Knightley]], used the ensuing chaos as an opportunity to kill the head bodyguard, [[Ethan Rooke]]. Edgeworth investigated the incident and, despite the president's attempts to cover up the fake assassination plot, figured out what had really happened and Knightley was arrested for the murder. Roughly two weeks later, the president [[The Grand Turnabout|was killed]] by [[Simon Keyes]], who had witnessed the assassination of the real president all those years prior. In the end, Edgeworth managed to get to the truth behind both the president's identity and his murder. Despite the crushing revelation that the president had been a fraud for 12 years, Shi-Long Lang vowed to help restore his country's greatness.
   
 
==Name==
 
==Name==
*In Chinese, 政法 can be translated as "politics and law".
+
* Zheng Fa's name in the [[Japan]]ese version is "西鳳民国" ("''Seihō Mingoku''" in Japanese and "''Xī Fèng Mínguó''" in Chinese), which translates as "Western Phoenix Republic"; the national flag depicts a phoenix.
*The national flag depicts a phoenix, which corresponds to 鳳 (phoenix) in 西鳳民国, as the Repubic of Zheng Fa is known in Japanese version.
+
* In Chinese, "政法" (''Zhèngfǎ'') can be translated as "politics and law".
   
 
==Development==
 
==Development==
Zheng Fa may be based on [[wikipedia:China|China]] or [[wikipedia:Hong Kong|Hong Kong]]. One of the Lang Zi's direct descendant, [[Shi-Long Lang]] said the word 'thanks' in Zheng Fa was Xie Xie ([http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E8%AC%9D%E8%AC%9D 謝謝]), which was exactly the same word as 'thanks' in China.
+
Zheng Fa may be loosely based on [[wikipedia:China|China]], [[wikipedia:Hong Kong|Hong Kong]], [[wikipedia:Macau|Macau]], or [[wikipedia:Taiwan|Taiwan]] to the point of speaking the same language, or at least sharing the word "謝謝" (''xie xie''), meaning "thank you". With this in mind, the phoenix depicted on the Zheng Faian flag is likely intended to be a [[wikipedia:Fenghuang|fenghuang]] (鳳凰) (also known as the Chinese phoenix), rather than [[wikipedia:Phoenix (mythology)|its Western counterpart]].
 
[[Category:Countries]]
 
[[Category:Countries]]
 
[[Category:Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth]]
 
[[Category:Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth]]

Latest revision as of 13:49, March 21, 2019

The Republic of Zheng Fa is a small Asian country recovering from a crippled economy due to the actions of an international smuggling ring. Its national flag depicts a phoenix.

Lang Zi and the House of LangEdit

Teikun n lang

President Di-Jun Huang and Dai-Long Lang.

Around 2000 BCE, a philosopher named Lang Zi revolutionized Zheng Fa's law enforcement system via his "philosophy of detainment". His efficient, if draconian, methods shaped the country's legal system into its current state and ensured that Lang Zi was greatly respected in his home country. The House of Lang is descended from Lang Zi, and its members held positions of power in Zheng Fa for many years and even operated a training school for police officers.

A chef's visitEdit

ZhengFaFlag

Flag of Zheng Fa in game.

On December 21, 2001, pastry chef Dane Gustavia headed to Zheng Fa to train his confectionery design skills, which were lacking at the time. His three-year stay in the country dramatically improved his ability to make candy designs as he intended. He went on to become a world-renowned pastry chef. His trip, however, extended the statute of limitations on a murder that he had committed, ultimately leading to his arrest 18 years later.

The SS-5 IncidentEdit

Main article: SS-5 Incident
Assassination

Di-Jun Huang's last moments.

In 2007, President Di-Jun Huang was assassinated during a visit to the United States, as part of a plot by one of his body doubles to replace him. With the help of Chief Prosecutor Blaise Debeste and Patricia Roland, however, the murder was made to look like a kidnapping. The only witness to the "kidnapping", Jack Cameron, was murdered during the plot by the conspirators, although Debeste took over the investigation to ensure that the murder was completely covered up. The government of Zheng Fa quickly paid the ransom money demanded, and the body double returned, claiming to be the real president.

Dai-Long Lang, Huang's head bodyguard and the detective in charge of the investigation, found out the truth through a child witness, but knowing the grave consequences of such a revelation, he decided to keep it hidden, took full responsibility for the "kidnapping", and was demoted. He continued to investigate and eventually arrested Roland and had her put on trial. However, thanks to Debeste's machinations, she was acquitted. Lang resigned, and the Lang name was tarnished. Shi-Long Lang, his son, made it his life's duty to restore his family's honor, and he rose among the ranks of Interpol to become one of its top agents.

The smuggling ringEdit

Main article: Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
Counterfeit money

Counterfeit Zheng Faian bills.

In the 2010s, Zheng Fa fell under the influence of an international smuggling ring led by Quercus Alba. The country suffered a great flood of counterfeit bills produced by the criminal group, crippling its economy. The counterfeit bills were made using Babahlese ink made from whitcrystal oil, which made them almost indistinguishable from genuine Zheng Fa currency. Since the country was used as a refuel and cargo transfer point for iFly Airlines, an agent of the smuggling ring infiltrated the airline and used Flight I-390 to switch the priceless Alif Red with a fake. She was eventually caught after killing Interpol agent Akbey Hicks. Thanks to the actions of Miles Edgeworth and Shi-Long Lang at the Cohdopian Embassy, Alba was arrested and the plates used to make the fake bills were seized by the local authorities.

The body double exposedEdit

Main articles: Turnabout Target and The Grand Turnabout
A teikun corpse2

The body double's corpse.

A few days after the smuggling ring's fall, the body double attempted to boost his failing publicity by arranging a fake assassination attempt during a speech at Gourd Lake in the United States. However, one of his bodyguards, Horace Knightley, used the ensuing chaos as an opportunity to kill the head bodyguard, Ethan Rooke. Edgeworth investigated the incident and, despite the president's attempts to cover up the fake assassination plot, figured out what had really happened and Knightley was arrested for the murder. Roughly two weeks later, the president was killed by Simon Keyes, who had witnessed the assassination of the real president all those years prior. In the end, Edgeworth managed to get to the truth behind both the president's identity and his murder. Despite the crushing revelation that the president had been a fraud for 12 years, Shi-Long Lang vowed to help restore his country's greatness.

NameEdit

  • Zheng Fa's name in the Japanese version is "西鳳民国" ("Seihō Mingoku" in Japanese and "Xī Fèng Mínguó" in Chinese), which translates as "Western Phoenix Republic"; the national flag depicts a phoenix.
  • In Chinese, "政法" (Zhèngfǎ) can be translated as "politics and law".

DevelopmentEdit

Zheng Fa may be loosely based on China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan to the point of speaking the same language, or at least sharing the word "謝謝" (xie xie), meaning "thank you". With this in mind, the phoenix depicted on the Zheng Faian flag is likely intended to be a fenghuang (鳳凰) (also known as the Chinese phoenix), rather than its Western counterpart.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.