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The Ace Attorney franchise is based around the adventure video games published by Capcom. In these games, the player takes on the role of an attorney who must uncover the truth behind crimes using evidence, cross-examination, and investigation. There are currently eight games in the series. The series has also spawned film, musical, and manga adaptations, as well as crossovers with other franchises.

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About Ace Attorney

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Ace Attorney (referred to as Gyakuten Saiban (lit. "Turnabout Trial") and Gyakuten Kenji (lit. "Turnabout Prosecutor") in Japan) is a meta-series of primarily text-adventure video games created by Shu Takumi and published by Capcom for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS handheld systems, with ports for Microsoft Windows, WiiWare and iOS. These games follow various lawyers in their battles in the courtroom and their investigations of crime scenes. The first four games, which were originally released between 2001 and 2007 in Japan, comprise the "Gyakuten Saiban" (meaning "Turnabout Trial") series, and follow defense attorneys Phoenix Wright and Apollo Justice as they give their all to defend their clients in a courtroom setting resembling that of the Japanese legal system, using investigative skills, cross-examinations and evidence. The next two games, the first released in 2009 and the second (to date in Japan only) in 2011, are part of an ongoing interquel series, Gyakuten Kenji, and follow prosecutor Miles Edgeworth as he investigates various crime scenes to find the truth behind the crimes using evidence collection, logic and arguments with other people.(more...)

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A conversation between the protagonist and his assistant about the difference between a ladder and a stepladder is a recurring joke in the Ace Attorney series.

The first instance was in Turnabout Samurai, the third case of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, with a stepladder reappearing in at least one location in each game to date, sometimes in several locations, for the sole purpose of continuing the "tradition". Upon examination, the protagonist and a partner character engage in an argument on the usage of the words "ladder" and "stepladder", and the difference between them. One usually accuses the other of being too absorbed in the details instead of looking at the big picture and realizing that stepladders and other ladders serve roughly the same function. The latter's response to this varies. A similar gag is done with a hearth/fireplace in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations and a cage/prison cell in Gyakuten Kenji 2.

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