The Let's Play Archive

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

by Mors Rattus

Part 15: Case 2 - Turnabout Sisters - Trial (Day 3) - Part 1

Case 2- Turnabout Sisters
Trial #2 - Part 1

: Yeah. One way or another, this case gets decided today.
: Aaa! Ph-Phoenix! Look!

: (Prosecutor... Edgeworth.)
: I received a call from the public prosecutor's office yesterday.
: ?

: If I raise an objection, I have it on good faith that the judge will listen to me.
: (What, does White have the judge in his pocket, too!?) So... you're saying I'm going to be guilty. End of story?
: ... I will do anything to get my verdict, Mr. Wright. Anything.
: Why... Why!? How can you torment an innocent person like this!?

: How can we know that? The guilty will always lie, to avoid being found out.
: There's no way to tell who is guilty and who is innocent! All that I can hope to do is get every defendant declared "guilty"!
: So I make that my policy.
: Edgeworth... You've changed.
: Hmm? Phoenix! You know him!?
: Don't expect any special treatment, Phoenix Wright.

: Well... court will be opening for session soon.
: What? But wait!
: Your defense attorney isn't even here yet! He's not...
: I'll be defending myself.

: Okay, let's do this.

: The court is now in session for the trial of Mr. Phoenix Wright.
: The prosecution is ready, Your Honor.
: The defense is ready, Your Honor.
: Mr. Wright... Are you sure you're up to doing this?
: Yes, Your Honor. I will be defending myself.
: Understood.
: Very well. Mr. Edgeworth, your opening statement, please.
: As the details of the event are already quite clear to the court, today we will hear the testimony of another witness to the defendant's crime.
: I see. The prosecution may call its witness.
: (That went far too smoothly!)
: (Why didn't the judge ask Edgeworth why his witness didn't testify before!? It's like... it's like he already knows why!)

: Mr. Edgeworth, you owe an explanation to the court! Why didn't this witness testify in the trial against Ms. Maya Fey!?
: Hmph. I'm ever so sorry! Mr. White is a busy man, and besides... at the time, I thought that Ms. May's opinion was all that would be needed. Again, my sincerest apologies to the court.
: Excellent, Mr. Edgeworth. I appreciate your demeanor.

: (Great. He gets to show off and I get nowhere.)

: (Forget it. I smell a trap.)


: I would like to call Mr. Redd White to the stand.

: Please state your full name.
: You wish to know the title of my personage?

: Er... your name?
: Yes! That is what I said! Oh dear, do my locutions confuse?

: (These two are great together...)
: My name is Redd White. But my friends call me Blanco Nino. I am the CEO, or to use a more common term, the President, of Bluecorp.
: Did you know the victim, Ms. Mia Fey?

: ... You were at the Gatewater Hotel the night of the murder?
: Correct.
: And you witnessed the murder from there?
: Ahem. Why tell you what you already know?
: Very well, Mr. White. You may begin your testimony.
: (If I can't rip this guy's testimony apart, I'm done for.)
: (Why do I always feel like it's the end of the world and I'm the last man standing?)
: Ho hoh hoh.

: I hope you have made your peace with God, Mr. Lawyer!
: ...!

: Hmm...
: If things occurred as you testify, then I'm afraid the defendant is guilty.
: Very well, defendant... er, I mean, Mr. Wright.
: Your cross-examination...
: Yes, Your Honor.

: How do you know what time it was?
: Because I am always abso-posi-lutely perfect, you know?
: No no no, you're not getting away with that!
: You are so mistrusting, Mr. Lawyer! So... what was the proper term for "secretary" again...?

: It happened soon after the room service arrived.

: True, the bellboy who brought the coffee saw Miss May.
: But he testified that he did not see you at the time!
: Ahem. This is your concern?

: (Hmm...)
: Tell us, what were you doing at that time?

: By window, you mean the one directly across from the Fey & Co. Law Office?
: Correct! That is the only window, you see.
: And there you were reading... papers?
: Correct!
: The Gatewater is a businessman's hotel, and I am a busy man who had business to do!

: A "bedlam"?
: It must have been when you attacked, I assume.
: We see. Continue.

: So you were reading your papers until you heard that sound?
: But of course. I am no snoop, peeping out of windows at night.
: (No snoop? Yeah, right! You've made a career out of snooping!)

: S-spiky-haired!?

: What you just said directly conflicts with Miss May's testimony! Miss May clearly stated that the assailant looked like a "girl"!

: Just what is your eyesight?

: Counting both eyes... 40!
: 40!? Don't add them together!
: I think the witness is trying to say his eyesight is good.
: (Hey, whose side is the judge on, anyway?)
: And what did you do then?

: What was Miss May doing at that time?
: She had just finished watching a soap opera on the TV, and was weeping openly.
: Did you know she had been tapping the Fey office phone?

: Irrelevant! That has nothing to do with the case at hand!

: Miss May was acting alone when she tapped the phone of this Fey woman.
: You'd make a good politician, Mr. White.
: Ho hoh! After all, I am "El Presidente."
: Please continue.

: Can you be a little more detailed about that? I think it's worth knowing exactly what happened.
: Of course! Comprende! I understand!

: You gave chase, and struck her down!
: Are you sure?

: As you know, I am always abso-posi-lutely perfect!
: Perhaps you could change your testimony to reflect this new detail.

: Are you sure about that?
: How many times must I say it?

: I am abso-posi-lutely perfect! End of story!
: (How many times must I hear that?)

: Doesn't something about that strike you as a little odd?

: Um... "impaction"? Don't you mean just "impact"?
: Ridiculosity! I think you need to brush up on your language skills!
: (On second thought, perhaps I'd better leave the whole language thing alone...)

And we loop.

: (Did Edgeworth "prep" this guy, too, I wonder? Anyway, I'd better find a weakness in there...)

Have you spotted it?

: Wait right there! Mr. White, you've dug your own grave!
: What is this!?

: But that directly contradicts Miss May's testimony!

: ...! Oh hoh hoh. It is simple. You have misheard her.
: I think not. Look at the floor plans...

: She would have been running directly away from the door! She would have been running into a dead end! Don't you find that odd?

: I did see her run to the left... I did.
: Phoenix... look at his face. I don't think he's lying about this one.

: (Maybe he really did see the victim run left...? So he did witness the killing...? Wait a second!)
: Mr. Wright?
: Yes, Your Honor?
: Miss May says "right," and Mr. White says "left."

: As Mr. White has testified, Mia ran to the left.
: But... But if that's the case...
: Why would she run in the opposite direction from the door?
: She did not. She was running towards the door, Your Honor.
: Bwah! Now you're the one making a contradiction, Mr. Wright!
: Not at all.

: As Miss May has stated, Mia ran to the right after she was attacked.
: What is this? I am not fashioning fabrications, I assure you! That lady ran to the left! I am sure of it!
: Then there can be only one explanation.
: Eh...? And that is?

: Both witnesses are telling the truth. (For once...)

: Er, rather, that does not clear up the contradiction.
: There is one scenario that would explain their conflicting accounts.
: What!?


: Obviously, the witness was not viewing the crime from the hotel!

: Mr. Wright! What do you mean?
: Yes, what do you mean, he was not "viewing the crime from the hotel"!?
: If he was not in the hotel, where could he have been!?
: In the law offices of Fey & Co., of course!

: More specifically, he was standing here!

: This is where he was!

: If he was watching from this point, to him it would appear that she ran to the "left."
: Please! This is no time for jokes in ill taste!

: Order! I will have order! Anyone disturbing the order of this courtroom will be held in contempt!
: Mr. Wright! What are you suggesting?

: The postulations of the defense are a distortion of the truth, Your Honor!
: Indeed. They do seem a bit far-fetched...
: ...

: You provide us with so much entertainment, Mr. Lawyer!
: (What now!? He's... laughing!?)
: The hilarity of the moment made me remember something... It appears I have been unclear, and for this, I apologize.
: Mr. Your Honor... Might I be allowed to testify once more?
: Very well, let's hear your revised testimony.
: (Good luck. You can't fix a broken testimony, buddy!)

: Hmm... That does seem to make sense.
: Will you be cross-examining the witness's testimony?
: You bet I will! I mean, yes, Your Honor.

: What do you mean by that!

: You Americans, always so impatient! It does not become you.
: (Hey buddy, you're an American, too!)

: What do you mean "first"?
: "First"? That is what comes before what happens "next." You do speak English, right?
: Please, sit back, relax. I will try to use simple words for your benefit. First, she ran to the left, and then...

: I didn't hit anyone!

: I'm not hiding anything!

: The prosecution requests that the defense refrain from interrupting the testimony!
: Mr. Wright, you have been warned.
: (Why's he mad at me!?)

: What do you mean "next"!?
: "Next" is what comes after "first."
: I know that!
: Then that is all you need to know, Mr. Lawyer.
: As I said, she turned and made a desperate dash to the right.

: Stop saying it was me!

: But, it was you.

: Mr. Wright! If you claim that it was NOT you, then show us proof!
: (Argh! Can I do nothing right? Nothing!?)
: May I continue?

: So each of you saw different parts...?
: Abso-posi-lutely! That's right, of course!
: (Where did he pick up that annoying phrase...?)
: Anyway, moving along!

: So were you watching both times?
: I suppose I was.
: And please excuse me for not testifying to this sooner!

And we loop - they actually cut off the last bit of his testimony for some reason.

: What do you think Phoenix?
: I think we've got him right where we want him! He slipped! Let him laugh for now. I'll soon wipe that smile off his face!

Next time: Doing that. But how?

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