Ace Attorney is a breakthrough in visual novel games. When the others are focusing about romance and school life, the designer of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Shu Takumi decided to focus about law enforcement and trials in court. Therefore, in every Ace Attorney series we will play or co-operate with law enforcers such as policemen, detectives, lawyers, prosecutors, or judges.
My first impression upon playing Ace Attorney series was really good, I feel excited playing it especially for those who love solving riddles and seeking challenge like me. Among all of the characters, the prosecutors plays important role by revealing truths in opposition of the defense. Here are top 7 prosecutors in Ace Attorney series that you should know.
7. Franziska von Karma
Franziska von Karma is a female prosecutor in Ace Attorney series. She is the daughter of Manfred von Karma, a famous prosecutor whom also fights Phoenix Wright in court. She has a silver-bluish hair and carries a whip all the time. Yeah, she uses that whip even when the court is in progress. Her personality in court is competitive, unrelenting, and cold, doing whatever it takes to make a guilty verdict.
When she meets Wright for the first time, she said that her purpose to fight him in court is to get revenge. Her first encounter with Phoenix was in the episode of: Reunion and Turnabout in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice for All.
Godot is a prosecutor who looks like Cyclops of X-Men. He wears a kind of mask to hide half of his face, exposing only his nose and teeth. This prosecutor who has a white spiky hair is a coffee addict. This was caused by a certain incident in the past that will be explained later in the game. He is generally very calm and collected in court, and uses metaphors and quotes to describe his opinions.
Godot had an open grudge against Wright, and it will be revealed as the game progresses. He appears only in the third series of the game: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations, with his debut episode: The Stolen Turnabout.
5. Barok van Zieks
Barok van Zieks is a legendary English prosecutor who was known as the Dead God of the Old Bailey. He got that nickname because of a fact that all the defendants he successfully prosecuted were ended up dying, whether they proved guilty or not. He has a noble appearance, wearing a classic royal suit; in my own perspective he looks like a Count Dracula.
Van Zieks was well known for his curse upon prosecuting a defendant. His calm and serious behavior made people think that it was truly a curse. His debut episode is The Adventure of the Runaway Room, where he is facing Ryunosuke Naruhodo (Wright’s ancestor) in Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodo Ryunosuke no Boken/Great Turnabout Trial: The Adventures of Ryunosuke Naruhodo.
4. Manfred von Karma
Manfred von Karma is Franziska von Karma’s father, and a top prosecutor known for being undefeated for 40 years. Because of that reason, he got numerous of King of Prosecutor award. He is also the mentor of Miles Edgeworth and Franziska von Karma, two of the top prosecutors in Ace Attorney series (also in this list). He is a senior prosecutor with a grey hair and a typical deep voice.
Von Karma is an intimidating prosecutor who always believes in his skills in prosecuting defendants. He thinks defense attorneys are flies that only need to be swatted. He believes that he is unmatched until he meets Wright in episode Turnabout Goodbyes in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.
3. Klavier Gavin
Klavier Gavin is a veteran prosecutor and also a rival of Apollo Justice. He is the younger brother of Kristoph Gavin, and surprisingly, he was a lead vocalist and guitarist in his own band: the Gavinners until he decided to become a full time prosecutor. As a prosecutor he is honest and very friendly, compared to the other prosecutors in the series. He dressed casually like a rock star in the court.
His first encounter with Justice is in the episode Turnabout Corner where he tries Justice’s true worth as a defense attorney, especially after the case involving his brother Kristoph Gavin. He is present in Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies.
2. Simon Blackquill
Simon Blackquill is a controversial prosecutor who was present in court in an unusual condition. As a beginner, he learned analytical psychology from Metis Sykes, who worked at Cosmos Space Center along with his sister Aura Blackquill. Blackquill is known for his psychological manipulation in court. He is also able perform Iaijutsu, a kind of fingers movement that will result in slicing effect.
Blackquill is a highly discipline and focused person. Although he has an intimidating appearance, he deeply cares about Athena Sykes, the daughter of Metis. He is accompanied by a pet hawk named Taka, which he uses to annoy witnesses and attorneys and also delivers evidence in the court. His debut appearance is in the Monstrous Turnabout episode of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies.
1. Miles Edgeworth
Miles Edgeworth is a childhood friend and rival of Phoenix Wright. He is considered as the main and most popular prosecutor in the game, as his performance in Ace Attorney series is quite admirable. You will find him being treated as a special prosecutor in Ace Attorney series, with a deep background and several cases involving him, which gives him even more popularity among prosecutors.
Edgeworth is somewhat lacks of social skills, and that makes him often being awkward around others. Although he lacks of social skills, he cares deeply of his friends as both a kid and an adult. He doesn’t mind going to great lengths in assisting them, to seek the truth and reveal the hidden lies. His debut episode is Turnabout Sisters in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.
To be honest, the prosecutors in Ace Attorney series are really cool. They differ both in appearance and personality. Every prosecutor has their own good traits, even though they are going in the wrong way sometimes. If I have to choose, I will choose Miles Edgeworth as my favorite. Even though he seems strict and arrogant, he did that to cover his shyness upon helping his friends in need.
So, which prosecutor in Ace Attorney series is your favorite? Please share your thoughts below.