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Espella Cantabella
I'm sure the developers put a lot of thought into the names they came up with.

Episode 5: At the Market is the fifth special episode for Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. The main characters continue their return tour of Labyrinthia with a visit to the marketplace, where they discuss the effort that went into the names of the characters in the town.

Marketplace investigationEdit

Luke Triton, Maya Fey, Phoenix Wright, Hershel Layton and Espella Cantabella visited the marketplace, where they met Mary, Kira and Knightle. Kira had lost her glasses yet again; they had a pure-gold frame with diamond lenses, so they did not come cheap. Fey suggested that Kira had dropped them in the milk bucket again, making a "sploosh" sound. However, the milk bucket was missing as well.

Knightle, meanwhile, had changed his name yet again, to Ignitely, to express his burning heart. He felt that his original name lacked imagination, leading to a discussion with Cantabella, Mary and Kira on how lazy, factually incorrect (in some cases), obvious and contrived their names were. Layton quipped that he had heard that the trial in which they had all participated had actually been the first scenario made for the game, and that these names were placeholder names that had stuck. Wright found this familiar, having encountered many people with obvious pun names throughout his career, as well as his own second case being the first scenario written for his first game.

Their discussion caught the attention of Emeer Punchenbaug, who complained about having a name that sounded so similar to the spell Amere. Fey noticed that he was still wearing expensive jewelery, and accused him of stealing things and pawning them off again. Punchenbaug claimed that elves were helping him, but it turned out that he had stolen Mary's milk bucket, which she had been using as a paint bucket, and Kira's glasses. Kira went to get her glasses back, but Layton doubted that a man named Price would simply return them for free.

NotesEdit

  • The purple smoke from the explosion during Phoenix Wright's and Luke Triton's investigation of the marketplace is still there. Unlike other out-of-place reuses of content from the main game, this goes unnoticed by the characters.
  • Knightle changing his name to Whatley after the explosion is from optional dialogue, but is taken as having happened in this episode.
  • Although Layton's explanation for the characters' names applies to the original Japanese names, the English localization names were chosen in order to have the same obvious puns and meanings.

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