Gyakuten Saiban 4


Gyakuten Saiban 4
TitleGyakuten Saiban 4
Original title逆転裁判4
AliasesTurnabout Trial 4, AA4, GS4, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney 4, 逆轉裁判4
LengthMedium (10 - 30 hours)
Publishers Capcom
 Nizhuan ACE
 Capcom & Nintendo
Gyakuten Saiban 3
[unofficial] Apollo Justice Case 5 : Turnabout Sub...
Gyakuten Saiban 5
[unofficial] Phoenix Wright: Conflict of Interest
[unofficial] Truth and False
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Shops» US$ 32.99 @ PlayAsia


Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (which takes place chronologically seven years after Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations) is the first game in the series that does not feature Phoenix Wright as the main protagonist, though it isn't the first time a different attorney has been playable. The game takes place in what seems to be a mock of Los Angeles.

New gameplay elements

The bracelet on Apollo's left arm can be used to "zoom in on witnesses to gather information about them", and is called the Perceive System. It is used primarily in court to look for motions or actions made by witnesses that show nervousness, like playing with one's fingers. The move even comes with a new phrase, "Gotcha!". The game also includes a "Crime Recreation Mode" that "allows players to reveal hidden clues by re-creating the scene of the crime.

[Edited from Wikipedia]


Odoroki Housuke
Odoroki Housuke王泥喜 法介 
AliasesApollo Justice
MeasurementsHeight: 165cm
Hair, Antenna, Brown, Short
Eyes, Brown
Body, Average Height, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Bracelet, Dress Shoes, Necktie, Shirt, Trousers, Vest
Personality, Cynic, Honest, Kind, Loud, Serious, Smart
Role, Half-brother, Half-orphan, Lawyer, Non-blood-related Brother, Non-blood-related Son, Orphan, Psychic, Son
Engages in, Investigation, Sarcasm
Subject of, Acrophobia, Psychological Trauma
Voiced byOgiwara Koujirou


Housuke tends to be sarcastic and critical. He often makes blunt comments concerning his mentor Naruhodou Ryuuichi's piano playing in particular. He occasionally even shows some disdain for some of his clients. He also has a vain side; he frequently makes puns out of his own name, and he practices his shouting for hours at night, calling it his "Chords of Steel", which sometimes makes his voice raspy. Underneath it all, he is serious about his job, and he cares deeply about justice. He is also caring, frequently worrying about Trucy Wright as well as his clients.

In court, Odoroki Housuke is often unsure of himself and easily flustered. He has been shown to suffer somewhat from stage fright in court. However, he is just as determined as his mentor was. His training under his former mentor, Kirihito Garyuu, has led him to rely mostly on facts and arguments, which often puts him at odds with Naruhodou's use of questionable tactics. Housuke has also adopted Kirihito's serious attitude, which conflicts with Wright's easygoing manner. Housuke's unusual hairstyle frightens many of the defendants or witnesses whom he sees, though unlike Naruhodou, who claims his hair is "natural," Housuke uses hair gel.

Housuke is afraid of heights and rides a bike. Additionally, when talking about newspapers, he has admitted that he only reads the funnies. Housuke claims to be good with astrology and hula hoops. The bracelet Housuke has helps him to focus on the nervous habits of other people. When Housuke feels his bracelet getting tighter during a cross-examination, he knows to focus on the witness.

<hidden by spoiler settings>It is revealed that Trucy Wright is his younger half-sister, and that Thalassa Gramarye is his biological mother. This also makes Zak Gramarye his stepfather. He inherited his special bracelet from his mother.

[Taken from Apollo Justice's Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Main characters

Garyuu Kirihito
Garyuu Kirihito牙琉 霧人 
AliasesKristoph Gavin
Hair, Blond, Long
Eyes, Blue
Body, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Bolo Tie, Dress Shoes, Glasses, Suit
Personality, Arrogant, Dishonest, Haraguro, Mature, Perfectionist, Refined, Selfish, Serious, Sly
Role, Criminal, Famous, Lawyer, Management, Mentor, Older Brother, Prisoner
Engages in, Murder
Subject of, Confinement, Paranoia
Voiced byYamamoto Ryouji


Kristoph Gavin is a renowned defense attorney with his own law firm, and the former boss and mentor of Apollo Justice. He is Klavier Gavin's older brother.

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Kristoph Gavin can largely be summed up as “lawfully evil”. He made a point of striving for perfection in all areas of life, particularly in court, where he considered the law and evidence to be absolutes upon which all judgments should be made. This gave Kristoph an extreme sense of self-importance and superiority, particularly over "common" citizens not involved in legal studies. This ironically drove him to compromise the law by finding loopholes, and he eventually resorted to forgery for the sake of fame and glory. In committing his crimes, Kristoph showed great cunning and paranoia with almost every move he made. He was very determined in guarding his secrets at all costs. In the end, the Jurist System was needed to foil his plans.

In 2019, renowned magician Magnifi Gramarye was murdered. As Zak Gramarye, one of his students, was to be tried for the murder, Gavin planned to use this opportunity to win the high-profile case. This desire caused him to do whatever it took to implicate the other half of Zak's magic act, Valant Gramarye. To this end, he asked a forger, Vera Misham, to manufacture a page in the victim's handwriting, which he would claim came from his diary. Gavin acted friendly towards Vera to gain her trust. Noticing that she had a habit of biting her nails whenever she was nervous, he planted atroquinine, an extremely deadly poison, in a bottle of nail polish and gave it to her as a gift, claiming that it was a "good luck charm" to soothe her fear. He told Vera that the magic of the charm would wear off if she told anyone about it. The idea behind this plot was that were she to become nervous, she would bite her nails, and effectively poison herself. He also laced a commemorative stamp of Troupe Gramarye with the same poison and sent it to Vera along with a letter, confirming the payment for the forgery and telling Drew to mail a receipt for the payment using the stamp. These poisons were planted so that the Mishams wouldn’t survive to talk about Gavin's involvement with them. However, Vera kept the stamp for herself (she is a fan of Troupe Gramarye), and replied to Gavin's letter with a different stamp.

When Gavin offered his services to Zak, the defendant challenged him to a game of poker as a test of trust. Gavin lost the game and Zak rejected him as his attorney. Zak had seen the man behind the cards and concluded that he was untrustworthy. He instead called Phoenix Wright to his cell and, upon losing to him, hired him as his attorney. Gavin felt cheated out of his quest for glory over a poker game. He decided to plant the forged diary page onto Trucy Enigmar to give to Phoenix, to ruin both him and his new defendant. He then told Klavier about the forgery prior to the trial, and Klavier used this information to devise a trap to expose the forgery. When Wright presented the diary page as evidence, Klavier summoned Drew to the stand, who admitted to having forged the diary page. However, Zak vanished from the courtroom before the verdict could be read, ending the trial with no verdict.

Seven years later, Zak reappeared to Wright under the name "Shadi Smith", and Kristoph saw his chance to kill him. He hid in a secret tunnel behind a cabinet in the basement of the Borscht Bowl Club, where Wright and Zak were playing poker, and waited for an opening during which he fatally attacked the man with a grape juice bottle. Wright made his accusation against Kristoph and replaced him as Justice's impromptu co-counsel. With Wright's help, Justice implicated Kristoph as the true culprit. About six months later, Drew sent a letter to Kristoph demanding that Kristoph remove the "magic" that he had placed on Vera. Having only the stamp that had been poisoned, he used it to send his letter. He died of atroquinine poisoning 15 minutes later, while Spark Brushel was interviewing him. Drew's daughter Vera was accused of committing the murder.

Phoenix Wright convinced the judicial system to use this case to test the Jurist System. The trial traced the poison to the stamp that Kristoph had poisoned seven years before. Pressured, Vera bit her nails, finally consuming the poison. The trial was suspended, and Vera was hospitalized. The trial resumed the next day. Justice called Kristoph to the stand as a special witness. Kristoph convinced the judge to reject all of Phoenix's investigative evidence and claims. He was then informed about the implementation of the Jurist System, through which the court had the power to declare an innocent verdict regardless of decisive evidence. When the trial concluded, the jury unanimously declared an innocent verdict for Vera.

[Taken from his Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Garyuu Kyouya
Garyuu Kyouya牙琉 響也 
AliasesKlavier Gavin, Konrad Gavin, Kantilen Gavin
MeasurementsHeight: 180cm
Hair, Blond, Long
Eyes, Blue
Body, Olive, Tall, Young-adult
Clothes, Chain Jewellery, Earrings, Necklace, Ring, Suit
Items, Electric Guitar
Personality, Charismatic, Friendly, Honest, Perfectionist
Role, Civil Servant, Famous, Guitarist, Lawyer, Musician, Popular, Rival, Singer, Younger Brother
Engages in, Teasing
Voiced byYamamoto Ryouji


Klavier Gavin is Apollo Justice's rival. He is the younger brother of Justice's mentor, Kristoph Gavin. He is also the lead vocalist and guitarist of his own rock band, the Gavinners.

Unlike Phoenix Wright's usual opponents, Klavier Gavin is quite honest and friendly. He maintains his rock-star mannerisms in the courtroom, and he avoids investigative work, but he takes both of his jobs very seriously. While he is a perfectionist when it comes to his music, he is more concerned about getting the right person convicted when he is in court, which is another major difference from Wright's rivals. As well, Klavier considers his music career a hobby and his law career his real passion.

Klavier is also somewhat like Miles Edgeworth in that he shows respect for the judge, unlike some other prosecutors who frequently abuse the judge verbally or physically, or even do his job for him. He is cool and confident, and he likes to taunt and tease Apollo Justice when the defense attorney falters. He also enjoys traveling and can speak a little Borginian.

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Before his first trial, which was against Phoenix Wright ("Turnabout Succession"), Klavier's older brother, Kristoph, told him that Wright was going to present false evidence in court and gave him a witness to testify as such. Convinced that Wright was a fraud, Klavier engaged Wright rudely and taunted and cornered him until he came up with the fake evidence. Klavier sprang his trap, and Wright was exposed as a fraud. However, the defendant disappeared from the courtroom, and no verdict was given. Wright would later lose his badge in a hearing with his fellow defense attorneys. Klavier always wondered how his brother knew about the forgery ahead of time but never questioned him for the next seven years.

[Taken from his Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Houzuki Akane
Houzuki Akane宝月 茜 
AliasesEma Skye
MeasurementsHeight: 154cm
Hair, Brown, Bun, Long, Straight
Eyes, Grey
Body, Average Height, Pale, Teen
Clothes, Glasses, Knee-high Socks, Lab Coat, Name Tag, Ribbon Tie, School Uniform, Shirt, Skirt, Vest, Watch
Items, Bag
Personality, Airhead, Carefree, Curious, Ignorant, Optimist
Role, High School Student, Orphan, Younger Sister
Engages in, Investigation
Subject of, Assault, Frameup, Psychological Trauma


Ema Skye is Phoenix Wright's forensics-obsessed investigative partner and co-counsel in the murder of Bruce Goodman, during the events of "Rise from the Ashes" (which is not included in the 2001 Gameboy Advance release). Her older sister, Lana Skye, was arrested for allegedly murdering Bruce Goodman. Lana instructed Ema to request the services of Mia Fey, but chose Phoenix Wright instead as Mia was absent. Ema lost her parents in a car crash at a young age, so Lana is her only family. Lana raised Ema alone while pursuing her career, resulting in Ema's interest in forensics.

Ema is cheerful and optimistic. She loves science, wanting to be a forensic investigator, and is set to go into forensics in 2020. She also deeply admires both her older sister Lana, and the prosecutor Miles Edgeworth, though she isn't a fan of his office. Ema somewhat lacks in common sense; when examining Wright's desk, she claimed to be studying for a history test and she inaccurately proclaimed George Washington to be "the first king of America." She also has a tendency to write down notes in her notepad, even if they're completely irrelevant to the case at hand.

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During the events of the SL-9 Incident, Ema was waiting for Lana in her office so that they could go out for dinner. Suddenly, the serial killer Joe Darke, who had escaped from his interrogation, burst into the room. Prosecutor Neil Marshall soon came to the rescue, engaging Darke in a fight. During the struggle, Ema saw a man about to stab another with a broken knife. Thinking the attacker was Darke, Ema pushed him, knocking him out. She lost consciousness soon afterward. When she woke up, Lana was cradling her in her arms, Neil was dead, and Darke had been recaptured.

Detective Bruce Goodman interviewed Ema for evidence, but she could not remember anything clearly and was still shock from the experience. A couple of days later, she managed to draw a picture of one man stabbing another on the back of a list of the evidence used to convict Darke.

Two years after the SL-9 Incident, on the last day in court during the events of "Rise from the Ashes", Ema testified about the SL-9 Incident, and the picture she had drawn came up. Eventually, Wright found out that Lana had believed Ema had killed Neil Marshall by accident, but soon proved that Gant was the real killer in both cases and that he had blackmailed Lana with the lie that her younger sister was the killer.

Her personality underwent a dramatic shift when she failed to get her dream job in forensics, becoming much moodier than she was as a teenager and disliking talking to people unless they have something concerning forensics to discuss, otherwise, she usually ignore them. She also developed a great liking for "snackoos", spending large quantities of time vigorously munching on them and ignoring those around her. The sound of her munching became an identifying signal for Apollo Justice, and she sometimes throw snackoos at people who annoyed her.

Ema's disregard for other people extend to her coworkers. She cannot stand prosecutor Klavier Gavin, calling him a "glimmerous fop" (which Apollo always tries to correct to "glamorous" in his head). According to Skye, prosecutors should be "simmerous" and "cool of wit and furrowed of brow" (likely referring to the more serious Miles Edgeworth). She's also resentful of Klavier for what happened to Phoenix Wright, since he had been the prosecutor at the trial that caused his disbarment, and thus she held him personally responsible. Her love of forensics has not lessened however, immediately cheering up if the opportunity to implement it presents itself and sneakily investigating crime scenes when the assigned forensic investigators are not around.

[Based on her Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Naruhodou Minuki
Naruhodou Minuki成歩堂 みぬき 
AliasesNanafushi Minuki, Trucy Wright, Trucy Enigmar, Vérité Wright
MeasurementsHeight: 149cm
Hair, Ahoge, Brown, Short
Eyes, Blue
Body, Average Height, Pale, Teen
Clothes, Boots, Brooch, Cape, Gloves, Mini-dress, Pendant Earring, Scarf, Top Hat
Items, Bag, Puppet, Wand
Personality, Carefree, Energetic, Friendly, Naive, Smart
Role, Daughter, Granddaughter, Half-orphan, Half-sister, Magician, Non-blood-related Daughter, Orphan
Engages in, Investigation, Teasing
Subject of, Frameup, Kidnapping


Trucy Wright is a professional stage magician at the Wright Anything Agency who also serves as an investigative partner for the lawyers in the agency.

Similarly to Wright's old assistant Maya Fey, Trucy is bright, energetic and very naïve. However, underneath all this, she is also very perceptive and intelligent, usually being able to piece things together in and out of court even more quickly than Apollo Justice does. 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.

She often orders "Extra-spicy" curry, just to make sure it is, in fact, spicy. However, the curry turns out to be too spicy for her, and she always wastes it. 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 her biological parents.

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Trucy's birth name is Trucy Enigmar. Her biological father is Shadi Enigmar (a.k.a. Zak Gramarye) and her biological mother is Thalassa Gramarye (now known as Lamiroir). This makes Apollo Justice her older half-brother.

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.

[Taken from her Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Naruhodou Ryuuichi
Naruhodou Ryuuichi成歩堂 龍一 
AliasesPhoenix Wright, Nick, Mr. Nick, Feenie, Wrighto, Trite
MeasurementsHeight: 176cm
Hair, Black, No Bangs, Spiky
Eyes, Brown
Body, Adult, Young-adult
Clothes, Necktie, Suit
Personality, Boku, Friendly, Honest, Kind, Loyal, Protective, Sharp-tongued, Smart
Role, Baker, Childhood Friend, Lawyer, Non-blood-related Father
Engages in, Investigation, Sarcasm
Subject of, Attempted Homicide, Blackmail, Delusion, Hospitalization, Hypnotism, Mind Control
Voiced byTakumi Shuu


"Ace Attorney" and main character of the first three games, Phoenix has wanted to be a defense lawyer since he was a kid, and first appears as the new addition to Mia Fey's law practice.

Phoenix is generally easy-going, which usually leads to his friends leading him around. He's dedicated to defending his innocent clients, but because he's just starting out he depends a lot on his boss and mentor, Mia Fey. Phoenix is also a loyal friend who won't back down once he's set his mind on something. He has a bit of a sarcastic side that he usually keeps to himself.

[From Court Records]

AliasesJudge, Juge, Richter, Juez, Giudice, Judge Chambers (unofficial)
MeasurementsHeight: 170cm
Hair, Bald, Beard, Grey, Moustache
Eyes, Brown, Hosome
Body, Average Height, Old, Pale
Clothes, Necktie, Robe, Trousers
Personality, Airhead, Naive, Serious, Watashi
Role, Civil Servant, Judge, No Name, Older Brother


The Judge who presides over almost all of Phoenix's cases.

The Judge, though well meaning, is naive and very gullible. Not the brightest bulb.

His name is revealed to be "Judge Chambers" in the fan-made "Turbabout Substitution".

[From Court Records]

Side characters

Arumajiki Varan
Arumajiki Varan或真敷 バラン 
AliasesValant Gramarye, Virgil Grimoire
Hair, Black, Grey, Moustache, Multicolored, No Bangs, Waist Length+
Body, Adult, Pale
Clothes, Boots, Brooch, Cape, Cravat, Top Hat
Items, Sceptre
Personality, Arrogant, Dishonest, Outgoing, Sly, Vindictive
Role, Coworker, Criminal
Subject of, Confinement


Valant Gramarye is a highly prolific magician who is a member of Troupe Gramarye, a famous group of magicians. Valant maintains a high air of arrogance and prides himself on the larger-than-life persona he plays on stage. He is a true showman in every sense of the word. He wears yellow because that is his lucky color. He has a tendency to make puns that revolve around the word "Alakazam" when he is shocked and/or surprised. He also tends to use a substantial amount of alliteration when he speaks.

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It is possible that his arrogance is actually a front for a low self-esteem, as at one point, he admitted to Phoenix Wright that he actually doesn't believe himself to be a very talented magician.

Valant Gramarye, along with Zak Gramarye, was an apprentice of the legendary magician Magnifi Gramarye. Together with Thalassa Gramarye, the group Troupe Gramarye was formed. Troupe Gramarye became a household name as their popularity rose to great heights.

However, beneath all the fame and hype, there was a dark side to the Troupe. Rumors of a love triangle between Zak, Valant, and Thalassa persisted. Thalassa left the group when she married another stage performer, but when he died in an accident on stage, she returned to the group. Ultimately, she married Zak, having a daughter, Trucy, with him.

Some time later, tragedy struck. During a rehearsal of a shooting trick in which Zak and Valant fired a series of bullets around Thalassa, she was hit by one of their bullets and was critically wounded. Magnifi managed to keep the accident a secret, but the relationship between the mentor and his pupils would never be the same, as he constantly hung Thalassa's "death" over their heads.

Two years later, Magnifi was nearing the end of his life, confined to a hospital room with cancer and diabetes. A year afterward, Valant received a letter from Magnifi. Valant saw the letter for what it was, a test, and he came up with a plot to kill Magnifi and frame Zak for the crime, in order to inherit the legal rights to his mentor's magic.

Valant arrived at Magnifi's hospital room at 11:20 p.m., as ordered. Magnifi was asleep in bed. However, Valant's nerve failed, and he couldn't bring himself to shoot his mentor, turning to leave instead. Magnifi, who was not really asleep, stopped him, telling him he'd already passed on his magic to Zak, and asking Valant to support him.

Valant left the room a broken man, knowing that his career was over. As he stood out in the hall in shock, he suddenly heard a gunshot from inside the room. He quickly raced back inside, and found Magnifi dead. Magnifi had taken the gun and shot himself in the forehead. Hurt and angry, Valant went with his original plan to frame Zak for the crime. He moved the gun out of reach of Magnifi, injected some additional IV fluid into Magnifi's IV bag (to throw off the time of death), and then called the police. Just as Valant intended, Zak was arrested for Magnifi's "murder," and Valant offered himself as a witness.

[Taken from his Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Arumajiki Yuumi
Arumajiki Yuumi或真敷 優海 
AliasesThalassa Gramarye, Thalassa Grimoire
Hair, Brown, Long
Eyes, Blue
Body, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Bracelet, Brooch, Dress, Earrings, Unusual Hair Ornaments
Role, Coworker, Daughter, Famous, Mother, Psychic, Widow, Wife
Subject of, Accident, Amnesia, Death, Fake Death


Thalassa Gramarye was the daughter of renowned magician Magnifi Gramarye. She was a magician's assistant in Troupe Gramarye, until she was accidentally shot during a magic show rehearsal. Nobody knows for certain what became of her, but she is thought to be dead.

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When Thalassa Gramarye was young, she left Troupe Gramarye to marry a guest performer from one of their shows, having a son, Apollo, with him. A year later, her husband was tragically killed on stage. She then married one of the members of the troupe, Zak Gramarye, and they had a daughter, Trucy, together.

A few years later, during a rehearsal of "Zak & Valant's Quick-Draw Shootem", which required the use of prop pistols, Thalassa was shot. Her father quickly took charge to cover up the accident, to protect the Gramarye name. Zak and Valant believed Thalassa to be dead. However, she survived and ended up in the small European nation of Borginia. She lost her memory and her sight from the trauma, and thus she had to restart her life from scratch.

To make her living, Thalassa began singing in a small restaurant. She called herself "Lamiroir", and she performed with a young piano player, Machi Tobaye. Lamiroir stayed in Borginia until a producer discovered her, and she toured the world. However, the producer came up with the title "The Landscape Painter in Sound" before finding out that Lamiroir was blind, so to be able to continue to use the title, they agreed under contract that Tobaye would pose as the blind member of the duo. No one else knew about this except Lamiroir's bodyguard, Romein LeTouse.

Justice's defense inspired Lamiroir to go through with an eye operation, and she subsequently recovered her memory and her sight. However, Justice and Trucy continued to have no idea that they had seen their mother. Thalassa thanked Wright for all he had done, including allowing her to see her children and adopting Trucy. Phoenix asked whether she would reveal herself to them, and she replied that she would wait for the right moment.

Like all of Magnifi's descendants, she can utilize special-alloy bracelets to "perceive" subtle nervous habits. Thalassa gave Apollo one of her bracelets and left him to return to the Troupe (what became of Apollo prior to his court debut is unknown).

[Taken from her Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Auchi Takefumi
Auchi Takefumi亜内 武文 
AliasesWinston Payne, Victor Boulay
MeasurementsHeight: 164cm
Hair, Black, Short
Eyes, Hidden
Body, Adult, Average Height
Clothes, Coke-bottle Glasses, Necktie, Suit
Personality, Overconfident
Role, Lawyer


Winston Payne, known as the "Rookie Killer", is the first prosecutor you face in every game of the series. He also shows up in Gyakuten Saiban 4.

Like all the prosecutors Payne has a superior attitude, but that fades quickly when he faces actual opposition. Not the best prosecutor of the bunch.

[From Court Records]

Ese Doburoku
Ese Doburoku絵瀬 土武六 
AliasesDrew Misham, Joseph Monin
Hair, Grey, Moustache, Parted in Middle, Short, Sideburns, Thick Eyebrows
Eyes, Black
Clothes, Suit, Turtleneck Sweater
Personality, Antisocial, Protective, Secretive
Role, Criminal, Divorcee, Father, Hikikomori, Painter
Engages in, Drawing, Painting
Subject of, Homicide


Drew Misham was a painter and picture book illustrator. He was a recluse, rarely ever going outside and communicating only through letters, as he couldn't stand modern technology. He is Vera Misham's father.

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He also sold forged paintings on the black market. This life eventually led to his death at the hands of one of his clients, Kristoph Gavin, who left poisoned items at his home to prevent Drew (and his daughter) from talking about him.

Drew Misham was a failing artist. His wife eventually left him to raise their daughter, Vera Misham, alone. Although he was able to make a modest income from his illustration work, it was not enough to give Vera the life he felt she deserved. One day, he discovered that Vera was able to copy his paintings perfectly. He then gave her other paintings to copy, and she could copy those perfectly as well. He sold these forged paintings under his name on the black market.

One day, Kristoph Gavin asked Vera to forge a piece of evidence. However, only Vera was able to meet him in person. Later, Prosecutor Klavier Gavin approached Drew, instructing him to take the stand in a trial. During the trial, Drew testified that the journal page that Phoenix Wright had presented was a fake and that he had made it, not realizing that it would be used as evidence. Astonished at the calmness Wright exhibited as the trial abruptly ended, Drew asked for Wright's name for him to remember. Wright would later be disbarred for presenting illegal evidence.

The Mishams later received a letter from the client who had requested the forgery. It contained $100,000 and a commemorative Troupe Gramarye stamp, which the client instructed that Drew use in a confirmation reply letter. The client also told the Mishams not to speak of what happened again. Drew also found that the client had given Vera a "magic charm" that would protect her from danger, though he never found out what that charm was. Drew sent the expected reply, but he did not use the designated stamp because Vera had grown attached to it. He instead put the stamp in a tiny picture frame. Unbeknownst to Drew, the stamp had been laced with atroquinine, and his intended murder had been delayed by his actions.

Wright later visited Drew's home as a part of his investigation of the case that had gotten him disbarred. Drew told Wright about the life that he had with his daughter, but he was hesitant to talk about the forgery. Nevertheless, Wright was able to figure out that Vera was the true forger. After questioning Vera, Wright left to continue his investigation elsewhere.

Seven years later, Drew grew fearful of Vera's secret charm and wrote a letter to the client, telling him to remove her "magic charm". Unable to find a stamp, he used the Troupe Gramarye stamp on the letter. Later, a reporter came into the house to interview Drew, and Drew succumbed to the atroquinine, leaving traces of it on his coffee mug. This lead investigators to believe that Vera had poisoned the coffee, and thus Vera was held on trial for her father's murder.

[Taken from his Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Ese Makoto
Ese Makoto絵瀬 まこと 
AliasesVera Misham, Vera Monin
Hair, Blue, Blunt Bangs, Long
Eyes, Blue
Body, Nail Polish, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Bandanna, Overall, Turtleneck Sweater
Items, Notebook
Personality, Distrustful, Naive, Reserved, Shy, Stoic, Taciturn, Timid
Role, Daughter, Half-orphan, Hikikomori, Painter
Engages in, Drawing, Painting
Subject of, Hospitalization, Injury


Vera Misham is the defendant in the murder of her father, Drew Misham. Vera is very shy and withdrawn; Ema Skye described her as "sickly". She had a very closed and simple life before her father's murder and knows very little of the world outside of her home. Vera speaks in fragmented sentences and rarely makes any facial expressions, drawing how she felt on a notepad instead.

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Early in life, Vera Misham was almost kidnapped. This experience traumatized her to the point of being unwilling to go outside at all and never smiling or talking much. She learned instead to draw her emotions on a notepad. Drew even home-schooled Vera.

Vera's father, Drew, was a failing artist; her mother had left them because of this. Vera liked to copy Drew's drawings, and Drew eventually discovered that she was extremely talented at this, being able to create copies indistinguishable from the originals. In fact, she could copy just about anything given the necessary materials. Needing money, Drew gave Vera paintings to forge and sold them on the black market. He sold the works himself to protect his daughter. Vera never knew about the illegality of her actions.

One day, Kristoph Gavin asked Vera to fabricate a piece of Magnifi Gramarye's journal. Gavin was friendly to Vera, giving her a bottle of (poison-laced) nail polish as a gift. He claimed that it was a "good luck charm" and that its magic would wear off if she told anyone about it. Later, Gavin sent a letter to the Mishams along with a commemorative Troupe Gramarye stamp. The letter confirmed the payment for the forgery and told Drew to mail a receipt for the payment using the stamp. Vera grew attached to the commemorative stamp and wanted to keep it, so Drew used a different stamp to send the receipt.

Seven years later, Drew wrote a letter to Kristoph Gavin; he used the Troupe Gramarye stamp, as he could find no other stamp to use. He later died during an interview with a reporter, leaving traces of atroquinine poison on his coffee mug; Vera served coffee to Drew every night at 9:00 p.m. This lead investigators to believe that Vera had poisoned the coffee, and thus Vera was arrested for her father's murder. Vera tried desperately to resist, saying she would die if she left the studio, but then she agreed to be taken outside with her "good luck charm".

In court, Drew's career as a forger came up, and Justice proved the atroquinine had come from the commemorative stamp and that Vera, not Drew, had been the real forger. Thus, Vera was called to testify about her life of crime. She was nervous and began to bite her nails, and she stared at Klavier during her testimony due to his likeness to Kristoph. Justice and Klavier kept pressing her for more information about the forged evidence and the client of the fake page, but Vera stared at Klavier again told them that "the Devil" had been the client, and suddenly fainted. In the hospital, she was diagnosed with acute atroquinine poisoning.

Justice was able to convince the jury that Kristoph is the true culprit. Vera was acquitted by a unanimous vote from the jury, thus defeating everything that Kristoph had plotted.

At the hospital, Vera recovered from the poison, which was a miraculous occurrence as no one else was ever known to have survived atroquinine poisoning. She thanked Apollo Justice and Trucy Wright for helping her. She also felt guilty for unknowingly causing Phoenix Wright's disbarment, and wanted to meet him again to apologize for what she had done. She decided she would give up being a forger and take up painting original works. She overcame her fear of the outside world, acknowledging that there were good people in the world, having met some of them.

[Taken from her Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Hamigaki Shoutarou
Hamigaki Shoutarou葉見垣 正太郎 
AliasesSpark Brushel
Hair, Brown, Mohawk
Eyes, Brown
Body, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Ankle Socks, Dress Shoes, Glasses, Necktie, Shirt, Trousers
Personality, Curious, Energetic
Role, Friend, Journalist
Engages in, Investigation


Spark Brushel is a mint-breathed freelance reporter always looking for his next big scoop. He has been following the history of Troupe Gramarye for years for this very reason.

Spark is a typical journalist always on the hunt for the next big scoop. To befit his role, he is extremely energetic and curious, and he is always moving around. His nose flashes when he finds a good story, and he's often seen writing notes on his arm. He tends to turn some of his speech into news headlines and constantly creates new metaphors. He also seems to greatly like the flavor of mint, as he has a toothbrush handy at all times, enjoys eating mint candies, and is said to give off an overpoweringly fresh smell of mint every time he smiles.

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Spark Brushel was on close speaking terms with Magnifi Gramarye, and also knew his daughter, Thalassa Gramarye. However, one day, Thalassa disappeared, and Magnifi refused to talk about it. Brushel caught the scent of a scoop, and began trying to get close to Zak Gramarye. It took some time, but Zak began to trust Brushel as a confidant. Things suddenly changed with the murder of Magnifi, and Zak's ensuing trial, which ended when Zak disappeared. For seven years, Zak didn't talk to anyone. Brushel continued with his work, yet the whole time, he couldn't shake the feeling that someone was watching him.

Seven years later, Zak would return, posing as Shadi Smith. With Brushel's help, Zak wrote his own will which passed the rights to the Gramarye magic on to his daughter, Trucy. Smith and Brushel then met Phoenix Wright at the Borscht Bowl Club; Wright became a witness to the will, legitimizing it. Later that night, Kristoph Gavin killed Zak, and Brushel once again couldn't shake the feeling that he was responsible because of who was watching him.

Several months later, Brushel set up an interview with the reclusive artist Drew Misham. When Brushel entered Misham’s apartment, he found his interviewee was busy writing a letter, which he hastily crammed into a yellow envelope. Misham then put a Gramarye Commemorative Stamp from a little frame on his desk onto the envelope, posted it through the letter box, and began the interview.

During the interview, Drew Misham admitted that he had the same feeling as Brushel; the feeling that someone was watching him. During the interview, Drew's daughter Vera served them both coffee. Brushel took his coffee and went to examine the old machinery in the back of the room. As Drew lifted his mug to his lips, he was suddenly seized by paralysis and died. Vera was arrested as a murder suspect, and Brushel took to the stand as a witness in court, offering his testimony in exchange for exclusive rights to the story.

Brushel talked about his interview with Drew Misham, and how the two of them both felt like they were being watched because of their connection to Zak Gramarye. Brushel also suggested that maybe Wright was being watched as well. He also talked about Thalassa, giving Wright a photo of her and mentioning that she had another child besides Trucy.

[Taken from his Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Kawazu Kyousaku
Kawazu Kyousaku河津 京作 
AliasesWesley Stickler, Edgar Tatillon
Hair, Black, Short
Eyes, Blue
Body, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Dress Shoes, Hat, Robe, Trousers
Items, Book
Personality, Arrogant, Smart, Talkative
Role, University Student


Wesley Stickler is a science student at Ivy University who os a witness in the murder of Pal Meraktis. Stickler is very proud and conceited. He has a tendency to ramble on and on about details (usually of a scientific nature) when given the opportunity to go on a tangent. As someone priding himself on his education, he demonstrates his overlarge vocabulary as often as he can, speaks very quickly, and never uses one word when several will suffice.

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Stickler was a regular at Trucy Wright's magic shows at the Wonder Bar, and he was fascinated by the "Magic Panties" act, in which she pulled large objects out of a pair of bloomers. In vain attempts to quench his curiosity, he began to steal panties from other people. One day, he stole Trucy Wright's panties, but she chased after him. He was forced to hide behind a car, stuffing the panties into an exhaust pipe. He later stole a pair belonging to Plum Kitaki, but came across two people in People Park, Wocky Kitaki and Pal Meraktis, the former threatening the latter with a weapon. Stickler threw the panties away and then shouted at Wocky to stop, causing Meraktis to turn his head and get shot in his right temple. Wocky ran off, and Stickler ran to a nearby phone to call the police. Kitaki was later tried for the murder.

When Stickler was called to court as a witness to the murder, he lied about the location in which he was standing to hide his identity as the mysterious "panty-snatcher" who had stolen the panties of Plum and Wright. However, Wocky's lawyer Apollo Justice saw through his lie by reading his tell; he would play with the corner of a page of his book when talking about the moment of the murder. Thus, Justice simultaneously solved the mystery of the panty-snatcher and cast doubt on Wocky's guilt based on the location of the victim's gunshot wound.

[Taken from his Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Kitaki Koume
Kitaki Koume北木 小梅 
AliasesPlum Kitaki, Little Plum Kitaki, Petit Ange Aki Kitaki, Pequeña Plum Kitaki, Piccola Plum Kitaki
Hair, Black, Bun, Multicolored, White
Eyes, Brown
Body, Adult, Makeup, Overweight, Pale
Clothes, High Heels, Kimono, Sandals, Unusual Hair Ornaments
Items, Broom, Katana
Personality, Friendly, Funny, Protective, Serious
Role, Housewife, Mother, Wife, Yakuza


"Little" Plum Kitaki is the wife of Winfred Kitaki, the head of the Kitaki family (a Yakuza-style mob family) and Wocky Kitaki's mother. Her broom doubles as a hidden sword. Plum is a pleasant, friendly woman with a good sense of humor, but she quickly grows serious when her family is involved, and has no problem flashing her hidden katana to make a point.

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When their son Wocky Kitaki was shot in 2025, Winfred and Plum became worried about what the gangster life was doing to him, and they began to discard the mob life in favor of a more honest one, much to Wocky's dismay.

[Taken from her Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Kitaki Takita
Kitaki Takita北木 滝太 
AliasesWocky Kitaki, Willy Kitaki
Hair, Blond, Brown, Kemonomimi, Multicolored, Orange, Shoulder-length
Eyes, Brown
Body, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Earrings, Jacket, Jeans, Ring, Sports Shoes, T-shirt
Personality, Deredere, Immature, Loyal, Naive, Protective
Role, Betrothed, Prisoner, Son, Yakuza
Subject of, Confinement, Hospitalization, Injury


Wocky Kitaki is the heir of the Kitaki family, a family of feared gangsters in Los Angeles. He is accused of killing Pal Meraktis, a doctor, and is engaged to Alita Tiala. Wocky disagrees with his father Winfred, who is trying to make "clean money". Wocky thinks the Kitaki family should keep with the "gangster" tradition.

Wocky is a typical "gangsta" type; he loves girls that need protecting and he thinks his dad is weak for wanting to get out of the family gangster tradition. He is quite engrossed in the archetypal "gangsta" life, being pleased at the thought of going to jail, in order to get some "street cred". Deep down, his father claims, Wocky has a good heart.

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Around December of 2025, Wocky Kitaki was shot in a turf war with the Rivales family. The bullet was lodged next to his heart. He was taken to the Meraktis clinic, where he met Alita Tiala, who was working as a nurse at the time. Some time after the operation to remove the bullet, Wocky and Tiala became engaged. After the shooting, the Kitakis began to move away from the gangster lifestyle to try and make an honest living. Wocky, however, refused to go along with what he considered a sell-out move.

Six months later, during a sudden family check-up report that his father had initiated, Wocky found out that his bullet had not, in fact, been removed. Indeed, the operation was nearly impossible, with few in the world capable of performing it successfully; Meraktis had hid this devastating fact from the Kitakis to protect himself.

Furious, Wocky confronted Meraktis at People Park with a shiv and a pistol. However, Meraktis was suddenly shot in the head, and Wocky fled the scene, dropping his shiv. He was later accused of the murder. It would turn out during Justice's investigation of the crime that Alita Tiala was not who she seemed to be. Being Wocky's nurse, she had known about the bullet, and she had engaged herself with Wocky with intent to inherit the Kitaki fortune when he died. Tiala had been the one to kill Merkatis because he was going to reveal her involvement in covering up Wocky's condition and had hired Justice in the hope that the rookie defense attorney would be unable to acquit the young man.

Thanks to Justice, Wocky was declared not guilty and Tiala was arrested. Although he was now free, he showed no gratitude towards his defense, and was instead angry at Justice for putting "my Alita" in jail. Winfred assured Justice that Wocky simply had to face what had happened to him and that he would eventually understand someday. Winfred revealed that he had found a doctor who could save Wocky's life, but had wanted to pay for the operation with honest money since his illegal methods had almost cost him his son.

[Taken from his Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Kitaki Tsunekatsu
Kitaki Tsunekatsu北木 常勝 
AliasesWinfred Kitaki, Big Wins, Ken Kitaki , Gros Gains, Malloppo Kitaki
Hair, Black, Grey, Moustache, Multicolored, No Bangs, Short, Slicked Back, Thick Eyebrows
Eyes, Black, Hidden, Round
Body, Adult, Olive, Scar
Clothes, Apron, Headband, Kimono, Sandals
Personality, Protective, Serious, Strict
Role, Famous, Father, Gang Leader, Husband, Shopkeeper, Yakuza


Winfred "Big Wins" Kitaki is the father of Wocky Kitaki and the fourth and current leader of the Kitaki family. Winfred is a stern, but level-headed man who is very protective of his family. He and Wocky often don't get along.

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Recently, he has had a change of heart and aims to run an honest business.

"Big Wins" used to be a notorious crime boss who kept his family wealthy and powerful. All this changed when his only son, Wocky, was shot in an altercation with the Rivales family and almost died. This served as a wake-up call for the worried father, who decided to try and go straight by opening a muffin bakery. He did this because he wanted to remove his family from the criminal world, since it was that life that had almost killed his son. His first task was to pay for the operation to remove the bullet in his son with legally-earned money, hence the bakery. Wocky, not knowing his father's motives, was aghast at this "betrayal" of his family traditions. However, after finding out the truth, he joined his father's bakery, with a few ideas of his own.

[Taken from his Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Hair, Brown, Long
Eyes, Green
Body, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Dress, Robe, Scarf, Unusual Hair Ornaments
Personality, Mysterious, Pretending, Refined
Role, Famous, Painter, Singer
Subject of, Amnesia, Blindness, Hospitalization


Lamiroir is a famous singer from Borginia and a witness for the murder of her bodyguard, Romein LeTouse. She is particularly famous for the song "The Guitar's Serenade".

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Lamiroir's true identity is Thalassa Gramarye, daughter of Magnifi Gramarye. She was thought to be dead by many, but she had actually survived the rehearsal accident. However, she became a blind amnesiac as a result, and was forced to start her life over.

[Taken from her Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Machi Tobaye
Machi Tobayeマキ トバーユ 
AliasesTomas Kashkash
Hair, Blond, Short
Eyes, Blue
Body, Pale, Teen
Clothes, Blouse, Capri Pants, Sunglasses
Personality, Docile, Pretending, Taciturn, Timid
Role, Coworker, Criminal, Criminal Accomplice, Foreigner, Musician, Orphan, Pianist
Engages in, Theft
Subject of, Blindness, Confinement


Machi Tobaye is the Borginian piano accompaniment for the singer Lamiroir. Prior to his career with Lamiroir, Tobaye was an orphan. One day, he met Lamiroir and they began to perform together.

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Tobaye was involved in the smuggling of a Borginian cocoon to Los Angeles at the request of the Chief Justice, who wanted them to cure his son, who was inflicted with Incuritis. The plan failed; during the second segment of a Gavinners concert, Interpol agent Romein LeTouse confronted Daryan Crescend, causing Crescend to steal LeTouse's .45-caliber pistol and shoot LeTouse in the shoulder. Crescend then told Tobaye (by headset) to press a switch to burn Klavier Gavin's guitar, in which the cocoon was situated.

During the third segment of the concert, Apollo Justice and Ema Skye heard what they believed were gunshots, though they were actually firecrackers, and found LeTouse, who died of blood loss soon after. During the investigation, the body disappeared, only to be found at the pedestal with an unconscious Tobaye. Tobaye was accused of the murder.

To prove that Tobaye was not the killer, Justice convinced Tobaye to admit to his involvement in the smuggling. In Borginia, his crime would result in the death penalty, but in the U.S., that was not the case, so Tobaye would have to admit his crime in the U.S. to escape the death penalty.

[Taken from his Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Hair, Blond, Curly, Shoulder-length
Body, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Apron, Boots, Coat, Gloves, Ushanka
Items, Camera
Personality, Reserved, Timid
Role, Russian, Waitstaff
Engages in, Disguise


Olga is the prosecution's key witness in the Shadi Smith murder case. She is a waitress that works at the Borscht Bowl Club, a Russian restaurant where Phoenix Wright works as a pianist. She is nervous and introverted with a thick Russian accent.

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Olga's full name is Olga Orly, and she is a professional card dealer known for helping clients cheat in poker games. Shadi Smith hired her as a card dealer and conspired with her to beat Phoenix Wright in a game of poker. To this end, Orly was planted as a waitress at the Borscht Bowl Club, a Russian restaurant in which Phoenix Wright worked as a pianist, and donned the persona of a nervous, introverted young woman with a thick Russian accent. She would take pictures, deal cards and make the borscht.

[Taken from her Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Mayuzuki Daian
Mayuzuki Daian眉月 大庵 
AliasesDaryan Crescend
Hair, Black, Pompadour, White
Eyes, Blue
Body, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Boots, Earrings, Jacket, Ring, Trousers
Items, Electric Guitar
Personality, Arrogant, Confident, Overconfident, Serious, Short-tempered, Sly
Role, Criminal, Detective, Famous, Guitarist, Musician, Police, Popular
Engages in, Murder, Theft


Daryan Crescend is the second guitarist of the Gavinners, and a detective for the international division of the Criminal Affairs Department. He is usually very serious and collected, keeping a cool and professional demeanor, but he is easily provoked.

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He is also be very condescending, showing great confidence in his own abilities and wasting no time in relishing in the apparent failures of others. However, he became increasingly infuriated and desperate when he was cornered. The judge described the smuggler who made the deal with the Chief Justice as a "cowardly opportunist", shortly before it was revealed that Crescend was said smuggler. Before the smuggling incident, he had a good relationship with both the police force and his fellow band members.

Incuritis is a disease only curable by a potent antidote from the Borginian cocoon. However, this cocoon can also be used to create a deadly poison and thus it is illegal to export them. In fact, such an act is so serious that, in the cocoon's home country of Borginia, the penalty for smuggling Borginian cocoons is death. Because of this, when the Chief Justice found that his son had contracted the deadly disease, he resorted to desperate measures to save his son.

The Chief Justice made a deal with Daryan Crescend to have him smuggle a cocoon into the United States. To this end, Crescend contacted Machi Tobaye, the pianist of the Borginian singer Lamiroir, and had him obtain a cocoon while Crescend's bandmate, Klavier Gavin, was visiting the country. Tobaye stashed the cocoon inside an acoustic guitar that Lamiroir gave to Gavin as a gift. He also planted a small incendiary device inside, which could be remotely detonated to destroy the evidence if they were caught. Since Gavin was using an evidence shipping company that was exempt from customs, the cocoon soon found itself in the United States.

Crescend then stole Gavin's keys in order to open the guitar case, but found himself unable to retrieve the cocoon as the guitar was sealed in standard evidence wrapping. Adjusting his plans, he instead planned to take it out after the upcoming Gavinners concert, in which Gavin was to use the guitar for his performance of "The Guitar's Serenade" with Lamiroir and Tobaye. Unfortunately for Crescend, Lamiroir's bodyguard, Romein LeTouse, revealed himself to be an undercover Interpol agent and confronted Crescend during the performance of "The Guitar's Serenade". Thinking quickly, Crescend had Tobaye destroy the cocoon using the remote incendiary device he had planted inside the guitar and then killed LeTouse by shooting him in the shoulder with the agent's own powerful .45 magnum.

[Taken from his Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Namina Minami
Namina Minami並奈 美波 
AliasesAlita Tiala
Hair, Brown, Bun, No Bangs, Shoulder-length
Eyes, Brown
Body, Nail Polish, Pale, Slim, Young-adult
Clothes, Body Ribbon, Dress, Engagement Ring, High Heels, Pendant Earring, Sandals, Scarf
Personality, Arrogant, Cold-hearted, Dishonest, Docile, Haraguro, Loyal, Money Lover, Pretending, Refined, Selfish
Role, Betrothed, Coworker, Criminal, Nurse, Yamato Nadeshiko
Engages in, Murder
Subject of, Assault, Injury


Alita Tiala is the fiancée of Wocky Kitaki. She is calm with a serene aura about her.

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In reality, Tiala was a selfish and arrogant woman who used her petite and serene appearance to make herself seem innocent; her true personality was revealed when she was forced into a corner.

Alita was once a nurse under Dr. Pal Meraktis. One day, Meraktis was given the task of removing a bullet from Wocky Kitaki, but he could not. Meraktis and Tiala both agreed not to tell the Kitaki family about the failure. They told the family the operation had been successful, while locking the real report inside a safe in Meraktis's office. Tiala proposed to Wocky in order to gain all of his inheritance the moment he died from the wound.

Six months later, however, Wocky was still alive, and a health checkup revealed that the bullet was still in his chest. Enraged, Wocky took a pistol from the family stash and was ready to give Meraktis "a taste of his own medicine." At one point, however, Tiala managed to get the gun away from Wocky and went to see Meraktis herself. Tiala threatened Meraktis with the pistol, telling him to open the safe and give her the medical report so she could dispose of it. She knew that if the Kitakis saw the report with her name on it, her plan would fail.

Meraktis opened the safe, but then suddenly turned on Tiala, tackling her. She managed to get a shot off, but it missed and impacted the inside of the safe. Meraktis then strangled her with the cord from a lamp on his desk, causing her to black out.

When she awoke, she was in Guy Eldoon's noodle cart. She heard Wocky and Meraktis talking, and realized that Meraktis was about to reveal that she was in on the plot. She quickly grabbed the pistol that was in the cart with her, aimed, and fired, shooting Meraktis in the head and silencing him permanently.

Tiala heard running, then silence. Leaving the pistol in the cart, she got out and made her escape, throwing the clinic slippers she was wearing into the trashcan when she stepped in a mess of paint caused by Meraktis's earlier hit-and-run on Phoenix Wright.

When she heard that Wocky was arrested for Meraktis's murder, she went and hired rookie attorney Apollo Justice, believing that he would fail miserably and get Wocky convicted.

Desperate to protect herself, Tiala would later break into the Meraktis Clinic again to try to get the Medical Report from the safe. However, Justice and Trucy Wright heard her, and broke into the office, forcing Tiala to flee once again. She then offered herself as a witness in a last-ditch attempt to use her testimony to get Wocky convicted. This failed, however, as Justice ensured that she was exposed as the real killer and even the prosecutor took his side.

[Taken from her Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Romaine Lettuce
Romaine Lettuceローメイン レタス 
AliasesRomein LeTouse
Hair, Beard, Brown, Moustache, Sideburns
Eyes, Brown
Body, Adult, Pale
Clothes, Dress Shoes, Headphones, Necktie, Suit, Tie Pin
Role, Bodyguard, Coworker, Foreigner, Management, Police
Engages in, Investigation
Subject of, Homicide


Romein LeTouse is the Borginian manager, bodyguard and interpreter for singer Lamiroir.

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Three months before his death, LeTouse was investigating a case of Borginian cocoon smuggling, which led him to Lamiroir. Suspecting that either Lamiroir or her piano accompaniment, Machi Tobaye, was involved in the smuggling, he offered to become Lamiroir's manager. Later, they met Klavier Gavin, who was moved by Lamiroir's singing and asked her to come to America as a special feature of one of his concerts with his band, the Gavinners. The two composed a song together, and LeTouse came up with the name "The Guitar's Serenade" for the song.

LeTouse learned that the Gavinners' second guitarist, Daryan Crescend, was the intended recipient of the smuggled Borginian cocoon. During the concert, while Gavin and Lamiroir were singing their duet, the Interpol agent confronted Crescend in Lamiroir's dressing room. Crescend managed to steal LeTouse's .45-caliber revolver and shoot him in the shoulder. Crescend then left to perform in the concert and to set up his alibi. However, due to a magic trick being used during the duet, Lamiroir was in the air ducts near the room and had heard the killer's voice.

Defense attorney Apollo Justice and Detective Ema Skye later found LeTouse, who was now dying due to blood loss. LeTouse told him that the "siren" was the key to solving the case, then died.

[Taken from his Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Sakai Masaka
Sakai Masaka逆居 雅香 
AliasesOlga Orly
Hair, Blond, Curly, Shoulder-length
Body, Pale, Young-adult
Clothes, Bandanna, Bow Tie, High Heels, Shirt, Trousers, Vest
Items, Camera
Personality, Confident, Dishonest, Sly
Engages in, Disguise, Gambling
Subject of, Assault


Orly is a professional card dealer known for helping clients cheat in poker games. Shadi Smith hired her as a card dealer and conspired with her to beat Phoenix Wright in a game of poker. To this end, Orly was planted as a waitress at the Borscht Bowl Club.

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Orly was to plant a card, the Five of Hearts, in Wright's pocket before the game. She did this successfully, however Wright found the card before the game and discarded it in a grape juice bottle. During the game, Orly was supposed to slip a fifth ace into the deck used and put it in Wright's hand so that Smith could call him out as a cheater and find the card hidden in his pocket during a body search. This was to cause Wright to lose the game and tarnish his reputation of "never losing a game in 7 years," as well as wrongfully exposing him as a cheater.

When the plan did not go as expected, because of Wright's lucky discovery and disposal of the card, Smith hit Orly on the neck with one of Wright's grape juice bottles, knocking her out cold. By the time she had woken up, Smith had been killed, and Wright had been arrested. Prosecutor Winston Payne was assigned to the case, and he set Orly up as the sole eyewitness to the murder.

[Taken from her Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Urafushi Kagerou
Urafushi Kagerou浦伏 影郎 
AliasesShadi Smith, Enzo Gomez
Hair, Goatee, Moustache, Sideburns
Body, Olive, Young-adult
Clothes, Belt, Boots, Brooch, Cape, Dress Shoes, Gloves, Hat, Pendant Necklace, Pocket Square, Suit, Top Hat
Personality, Carefree, Competitive, Confident, Violent
Role, Famous, Father, Friend, Husband, Non-blood-related Father, Popular
Engages in, Assault, Gambling
Subject of, Homicide


A traveller that was murdered at the Borscht Bowl Club.

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His real name is Shadi Enigmar, and he is better known as "Zak Gramarye", his stage name as a member Troupe Gramarye. Shadi is Thalassa Gramarye's second husband, and is Trucy Wright's biological father. Zak had a confidence befitting a famous magician, and he was very jovial. However, he had a violently competitive side that showed when he played poker. He took great pride in his win record, going to great lengths to "punish" Wright for his victory over him, and turning his anger on Olga Orly when things didn't go his way. He was also rather violent toward Spark Brushel, punching him on several occasions when he revealed secrets that Zak didn't want revealed.

Zak also used his poker games to read into his opponent's personalities. He used this to hire a trustworthy lawyer for his trial. However, Zak's ability to read his opponents was a practiced one, and it wasn't nearly as good as the natural "power" of his mentor and his wife.

His mentor, Magnifi Gramarye, was eventually confined to the hospital with cancer and diabetes. A year later, Zak received a letter from his mentor. Per his mentor's orders, Zak came to the hospital at 11:05 PM. When he entered the room, Magnifi appeared to be asleep. The guns from "Zak and Valant's Quick-Draw Shoot'em" were on a table in front of the bed. Zak picked up one of the guns, and aimed it at Magnifi. However, he couldn't bring himself to shoot his mentor, so he turned and shot a clown doll in the corner square in the forehead.

After Zak took his shot, Magnifi "awoke," telling Zak he passed. He then wrote a will passing on the rights to his magic to Zak, and tore the page he wrote it on out of his diary. They then had one last conversation as mentor and student, then Zak left the room, taking the gun with him. However, less than half an hour later, Magnifi was found dead in his room with a gunshot wound in the forehead, and Zak was arrested for the crime.

Needing a defense attorney, Zak invited Kristoph Gavin to his cell to play a game of poker to see if he could trust the man. He determined that Gavin was untrustworthy, so he fired him. Later, Zak invited Phoenix Wright over to detention to play cards with him. Wright won; Zak saw good in Wright and hired him immediately.

The next day, the trial took place. Meanwhile, Kristoph gave Zak's daughter Trucy a letter to give to Wright, who filed it into evidence. During the trial, Wright presented the evidence, believing that it was the page that had been ripped off of Magnifi's diary. However, the prosecution exposed the evidence as fake. The disappointed judge prepared to give a guilty verdict to Zak, telling him that he had the right to hire a new attorney to appeal his case. However, Zak told the court that it would be impossible to prove him guilty, because the court couldn't give a verdict to someone who didn't exist. He then suddenly disappeared.

The prosecution immediately dispatched the baliff to find Zak. To distract the baliff, Zak used a decoy: Trucy's giant Mr. Hat puppet. The baliff spotted the puppet and gave chase, only to encounter Trucy in defendant lobby No. 2, with no Zak in sight. Meanwhile, Zak escaped the courtroom and disappeared.

Seven years after Magnifi's death, Zak met Wright at the Borscht Bowl Club under the guise of a traveler named Shadi Smith. Zak had Wright and Spark Brushel sign and notarize a will turning over the rights to Magnifi's tricks to Zak's daughter Trucy, and then Zak wrote a note admitting to killing Magnifi (though he had not), as he regretted causing so much trouble for Valant. Wright questioned Zak about Troupe Gramarye and learned about the Gramarye "power". Zak then challenged Wright to a game of poker, a rematch for the game he had lost to Wright seven years earlier.

Zak's plan was to accuse Wright of cheating with the help of a professional dealer named Olga Orly, who would plant a card on Wright's person. The plan failed, and upon realizing this, Zak hit Olga's neck with a bottle of grape juice, knocking her unconscious. Afterwards, Wright went upstairs to phone the police, while Kristoph Gavin came in through a secret passageway in the Hydeout. Zak spun around in his chair to face Gavin, and was promptly hit with a grape juice bottle by his rejected defense attorney. Zak died from the head trauma.

[Taken from his Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Yatabuki Mugitsura
Yatabuki Mugitsura矢田吹 麦面 
AliasesGuy Eldoon
Hair, Black, Blond, Curly, Short, Shoulder-length, Thick Eyebrows, Wig
Eyes, Brown
Body, Adult, Pale
Clothes, Apron, Hat, Sandals, Shirt, Towel, Trousers
Personality, Funny, Relaxed, Serious
Role, Harminist, Medical Doctor, Rival, Shopkeeper, Vendor


Guy Eldoon is a noodle vendor who comes from a long line of noodle vendors. Eldoon often intersperses his speech with a short tune on his harmonica. He prides himself on his extremely salty noodles and uses rainwater to cook them. Despite his laid-back and often comical nature, he can be very serious when the situation demands it.

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Refusing to follow in his father's footsteps as a noodle vendor, Guy Eldoon set out to make something of himself as a doctor. He set up a clinic in Los Angeles, but would later be run out of business by Dr. Pal Meraktis, a childhood rival who offered his services to the Kitakis. Without business, he soon resigned himself to his fate as a noodle vendor.

One morning, Guy Eldoon found that his noodle stand was stolen. He quickly hired Apollo Justice, a lawyer Wright had taken under his wing, to find it, with a bowl of salty noodles as payment. Justice found the stand, but it had become part of the crime scene of the murder of Meraktis. As such, being stuck without his noodle stand, he promised to help Justice in any way he could. Justice suspected Eldoon for a brief time when Eldoon told Justice about his rivalry with Meraktis.

Eldoon got his chance to help when Justice brought him a medical chart belonging to Wocky Kitaki, the heir to the Kitaki mob family. Eldoon finally revisited his past as a doctor, revealing his short black hair underneath his noodle bowl "hat". Eldoon was stunned by what he saw on the chart; given the location of the bullet in Wocky's chest, it was a miracle that he was still alive.

He understood Meraktis' despair, however: if he tried to remove the bullet, he'd risk killing Wocky right then, but if he admitted he couldn't remove it, he'd be erased by the Kitakis.

[Taken from his Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

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Arumajiki Tensai
Arumajiki Tensai或真敷 天斎 
AliasesMagnifi Gramarye, Melchior Grimoire
Hair, Beard, Black, Moustache, Short, Sideburns, White
Body, Adult, Olive
Clothes, Cape, Robe, Top Hat
Items, Handgun, Walking Stick
Personality, Insightful, Secretive
Role, Famous, Father, Grandfather, Mentor, Popular, Psychic
Engages in, Blackmail, Suicide
Subject of, Homicide, Hospitalization, Terminal Illness


Magnifi Gramarye was the founding member of Troupe Gramarye, a group of stage magicians. Magnifi started his professional magic career around 2006. He became wildly popular in his prime, appearing on TV very frequently on many networks. He was said to have ushered in a golden age for stage magic, and his illusions defied imagination and were deemed miraculous. However, Magnifi was hospitalized and was rendered bedridden for about a year. By April 2019, he had less than three months to live.

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His death sparked a chain of events that resulted in the disappearance of Zak Gramarye, a blow to Valant Gramarye's reputation, and the disbarment of Phoenix Wright.

Many aspiring magicians came through his door, but only two had the talent that he desired. These two men were given the stage names "Zak Gramarye" and "Valant Gramarye" and they became his students. Magnifi formed Troupe Gramarye with these students and his daughter, Thalassa Gramarye. In 2016, Troupe Gramarye was rehearsing "Zak and Valant's Quick Draw Shootem", which involved Zak and Valant Gramarye each aiming a prop pistol at Thalassa Gramarye. However, Thalassa was accidentally shot. Magnifi helped to cover the incident for the sake of the Gramarye name. Although he retired after the incident, he began to blackmail his students, who carried on Magnifi's legacy.

Two years after the accident, Magnifi was hospitalized after being diagnosed with liver cancer. Combined with his existing diabetes, he was rendered bedridden for about a year. In his hospital bed, he wrote a letter to each of his disciples, telling them to "shoot, one shot, square in the forehead" with one of the two prop pistols that he would have with him. In reality, this was a test to determine which of the magicians, if any, would inherit the rights to the fundamental trick that served as the basis for all of Magnifi's magic. Magnifi knew that Zak would arrive first, and if Zak killed Magnifi, the rights to the trick would be gone forever. If Zak or Valant failed to shoot, he would fail the test and not inherit the trick.

Zak came first, as expected, while Magnifi was apparently asleep. Because he could not bring himself to kill his mentor, he shot the forehead of a nearby clown doll. Magnifi then informed Zak that this was the right answer. Subsequently, he tore out the last page of his diary and wrote his will, giving Zak all the rights to his magic.

Valant showed up next, intending to shoot Magnifi and frame Zak for the murder, but he could not do it and turned to leave. Magnifi woke up, telling him that he had failed the test, and that he had already given his trick to Zak. After Valant left the room, Magnifi shot himself in the forehead. Valant heard the gunshot and returned. Finding his mentor dead, he decided to frame Zak after all. He manipulated the crime scene to give himself an alibi and to prevent the death from looking like a suicide, which left Zak as the only possible killer.

Zak was subsequently arrested and put on trial, and Valant was set up as a witness. Zak rejected Kristoph Gavin as his attorney and chose Phoenix Wright instead. Furious, Kristoph decided to seek revenge. He planted a fake page from Magnifi's diary (which he had intended to use as Zak's attorney) onto Wright and told his brother, Klavier Gavin, who was to prosecute, of the fake evidence that Wright was going to present. During the trial, Wright presented the diary page, not knowing that it was forged, and Klavier revealed the fraud for what it was. However, before the judge could give his verdict, Zak disappeared from the courtroom. Wright was later stripped of his lawyer badge.

Wright nevertheless continued his investigation of Magnifi's murder. Wright's cross-examination of Valant had indicated that Valant was probably the real killer, which turned Wright and the public against him. Only after seven years did Wright finally hear from Valant what had really happened to Magnifi.

Magnifi's magic was possible due to an innovative fundamental trick. This trick was considered his property, and the rights to this trick was the basis behind the test that he had devised for his students before his death. In addition to this, he had an extraordinary innate sense of perception, which he used in his magic shows to read subtle body movements in his audience and manipulate this information for his purposes. He also used this to beat Zak in poker, being the only person to do so other than Phoenix Wright. This trait is hereditary, so his daughter Thalassa, as well as her children Trucy Wright and Apollo Justice, also possess this ability.

[Taken from his Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Harabai Susumu
Harabai Susumu原灰 ススム 
AliasesMike Meekins, Bill Ballaud
MeasurementsHeight: 188cm
Hair, Black, Brown, Short
Body, Pale, Tall, Young-adult
Clothes, Ankle Socks, Hat, Jacket, Name Tag, Necktie, Peaked Cap, Police Officer Uniform, Shirt, Trousers
Personality, Airhead, Clumsy, Energetic, Hotblooded
Role, Civil Servant, Police
Subject of, Assault


Mike Meekins is a clumsy and excitable individual who was an initial suspect in the murder of Bruce Goodman in the evidence room of the Los Angeles police department.

As well as being clumsy and excitable, Mike is an overzealous individual. He often salutes, calls everyone "sir", and uses his megaphone for dramatic effect even if the person he is talking to is standing right beside him. His clumsiness is easily demonstrated by the fact that he cannot even get out of his car without getting his tie caught in the car door two-thirds of the time; the remaining times it's his I.D. card. He even bungled bandaging a cut on his hand by covering his entire hand in bandages. Perhaps appropriately, considering his excitability and clumsiness, he aspires to one day to be like Detective Dick Gumshoe.

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Mike also appears in Gyakuten Kenji during the events of "The Kidnapped Turnabout", in which he was assigned the role of dressing up as the Blue Badger at Gatewater Land. He reappeared again in Apollo Justice in "Turnabout Succession", apparently being demoted to court bailiff after one too many mistakes. He chased who he thought was Zak into Defendant Lobby #2, but inside the Lobby, he instead only found Zak's daughter Trucy. Wright returned to Defendant Lobby #2 and found Meekins there. Wright figured out that Trucy had used her giant "Mr. Hat" puppet to lure Meekins away from the real Zak.

[Based on his Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Aliases引田 (Hikita), Director Hotti, Director Hickfield, Directeur Sashoff, Direktor Hotti, Direktor Hickfield, Direttore Hotti
MeasurementsHeight: 160cm
Hair, Grey, Pink
Eyes, Brown
Body, Adult, Average Height, Missing Teeth, Pale
Clothes, Capri Pants, Lab Coat, Sandals, Sweater
Personality, Pervert, Strange, Superficial, Talkative
Engages in, Flirting


"Director Hickfield", also known as "Director Hotti", is the self-proclaimed director of the Hotti Clinic and the Hickfield Clinic. He is not the real Director Hotti/Hickfield, however, as his interactions with nurses imply that he is actually a patient at the hospital, and the nurses have authority over him. He has even freely admitted to not being the real director. Nevertheless, at one point, the normally astute Miles Edgeworth believed that he was the real Director.

"Hickfield" likes "examining" pretty girls and claims his speciality to be in "young, silky-smooth hottie patients". "Hickfield" also likes to spread gossip about the attractive female patients in the clinic, although he claims to "become 'embarrassed'" when talking about them, to which Wright begged him not to elaborate further. Despite the "Director"'s unique personality, he proved valuable to Wright on one occasion due to his knowledge of female patients, and Wright admitted to himself that he "could learn about how to stay on a lead" from him, however obsessed "to the max" the "Director" was.

[Based on his Ace Attorney Wiki page.]

Itonokogiri Keisuke
Itonokogiri Keisuke糸鋸 圭介 
AliasesDick Gumshoe, Dick Tektiv
MeasurementsHeight: 182cm
Hair, Black, No Bangs, Short, Spiky, Stubble
Eyes, Brown
Body, Pale, Tall, Young-adult
Clothes, Coat, Necktie, Shirt, Trousers
Personality, Airhead, Hardworker, Honorable, Jibun, Serious
Role, Detective
Engages in, Investigation, Teasing


Detective Dick Gumshoe is the only detective currently employed that Phoenix has any contact with. Though well meaning, he's not the sharpest tool in the shed.

Gumshoe takes great pride in his work, and also in his "strong bond of trust" with the prosecutor's office. He's usually cheerful, is hardworking, and eager to please. But he also takes his job seriously, which causes conflict when he wants to help both sides of the case. Can sometimes be easily discouraged.

[From Court Records]

Ukari Teruo
Ukari Teruo宇狩 輝夫 
AliasesPal Meraktis, Paul Meraktis
Hair, Black, Brown, Multicolored, Thick Eyebrows
Eyes, Brown
Body, Adult, Olive
Personality, Cautious, Competitive
Role, Coworker, Criminal, Medical Doctor, Rival, Shopkeeper
Engages in, Assault
Subject of, Homicide


Pal Meraktis was a doctor who ran the Meraktis Clinic until he was killed as a result of a malpractice incident.

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Meraktis was not very honest in his profession. He was willing to become a mob doctor to ensure success over his rivals. His fear of retribution by the mob drove him to cover up his failed operation on Wocky Kitaki, and this drove him to violently attacking Alita Tiala after finding out that the cover had been blown.

Around December of 2025, Wocky Kitaki was shot during a turf war with the Rivales family and was immediately sent to the Meraktis Clinic. Meraktis, with the assistance of Nurse Alita Tiala, immediately began the operation. However, when he discovered where the bullet was lodged, he knew that there was no way to remove it without killing the patient. However, if he told the Kitaki family that the surgery failed, the family would have killed him for his failure.

Thusly, Meraktis wrote up a fake report claiming the surgery was a success, sewed Wocky back up, and released him from the clinic. He then locked away the real report in a safe in his office. The real report was his insurance, since it also had Tiala's name on it, so she couldn't rat him out to the Kitakis without putting herself in danger.

Meraktis thought he was in the clear, knowing that even if he didn't get himself killed anyway thanks to his reckless behavior, the bullet in Wocky's chest would eventually cause him to drop dead, and Meraktis would be able to cover up the cause of his death permanently.

When Alita Tiala informed Meraktis that Wocky Kitaki intended to kill him for his botched operation, Meraktis flew into a rage and strangled Tiala until she passed out. Thinking she was dead, Meraktis intended to dump the body into the river that ran through People Park. However, his car wouldn't start, because Wesley Stickler had jammed Trucy Wright's panties into the tailpipe of the car to hide them. So Meraktis stole Eldoon's noodle cart and hid the unconscious Tiala inside the cart. However, when Meraktis arrived at People Park, Kitaki confronted him, carrying a knife. At this time, Tiala recovered just as Stickler arrived on the scene. While everyone outside was distracted by Stickler, Tiala pulled out her handgun and shot Meraktis while his head was turned. She then escaped without anyone seeing her.

[Taken from his Ace Attorney Wiki page.]