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The Ace Attorney franchise is based around the adventure video games published by Capcom. In said games, the player takes on the role of an attorney who must uncover the truth behind crimes using evidence, cross-examination, and investigation. The series has also spawned film, musical, anime, and manga adaptations, as well as crossovers with other franchises.
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Ace Attorney is a franchise centered around a series of visual novel / adventure hybrid video games developed and published by Capcom. It began as a trilogy of comedic legal thrillers known as Gyakuten Saiban (逆転裁判, lit. "Turnabout Trial") created by Shu Takumi and released for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance handheld in Japan between 2001 and 2004. The trilogy was later ported to the Nintendo DS between 2005 and 2007 and released internationally. These games follow the exploits of a passionate rookie defense attorney named Phoenix Wright (Ryūichi Naruhodō in Japan) who fights for his clients in a courtroom setting loosely resembling that of the Japanese legal system, using investigative skills, cross-examinations and evidence. Subsequent games have branched off and altered the formula of the original trilogy, as well as starring different protagonists. Among these, two detective games collectively known as Ace Attorney Investigations (逆転検事 Gyakuten Kenji, lit. "Turnabout Prosecutor") place the player in the role of Phoenix Wright's rival, a genius prosecutor named Miles Edgeworth, as he investigates crime scenes using evidence collection, logic and arguments. Also in progress is a series taking place in Meiji-era Japan and Victorian London, called Dai Gyakuten Saiban (大逆転裁判, lit. "Great Turnabout Trial"), starring Ryūnosuke Naruhodō and a version of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. As well, the original trilogy has been ported to Microsoft Windows, WiiWare, iOS and the Nintendo 3DS, and the original Gyakuten Saiban formula has continued with Apollo Justice and Athena Cykes as new recruits seven years after Phoenix Wright's original adventures.more
Clonco is a robot at the Cosmos Space Center that accompanied, and was often physically abused by, the robotics scientist Aura Blackquill. Both Clonco and Ponco are the result of a collaborative effort by Blackquill and Metis Cykes. Blackquill built the robots, while Cykes built the mainframe that serves as the robots' "brains".
During Phoenix Wright's investigation into the murder of Clay Terran, he came across Clonco and Aura Blackquill. Wright and Athena Cykes were appalled by the horrible treatment Clonco suffered at Blackquill's hands. Blackquill tried to assure them by saying that Clonco's operations were controlled by an external mainframe, meaning that the abuse he suffered physically meant little in the long run.more
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No one can escape their past. The sins we've committed, and the sadness we've caused... No matter how far we run, our past remains as-ever present as the moon in the sky. It looms in wait... for the day when we are forced to face it. But only in doing so can we truly make peace and move on in hope towards tomorrow.
...that Godot's Japanese voice actor Hideki Kamiya originally wanted to have the character shout "Objection, baby!" but, because the in-game speech bubble graphic just says "Objection!", the development team were unable to do so?
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