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|Ellen Wyatt||Image Gallery|
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|Occupation||Maid at the Sprocket household|
|Names in other languages|
|Japanese* (romanization written with the given name first)||大津部 雫 (Shizuku Ōtsubu) |
八久留間 雫 (Shizuku Haguruma)* (by Saibancho (the judge))
|Reckoned birth year(s) (this is for age comparison purposes, and so may look odd; click on the question mark for details)?||2007|
|Documented age range (as recorded in court record profiles and case files)||21* (age at debut)|
|Status* (last known)||Alive|
|Height* (from official guidebooks)||5'2"; 160 cm|
|Family||Sorin Sprocket (husband) |
Selena Sprocket (sister-in-law; deceased)
|Affiliates||Dumas Gloomsbury (fellow servant; deceased) |
Pierce Nichody (fellow servant)
Larry Butz (acquaintance)
Phoenix Wright (defense attorney)
|Debut episode||Turnabout Time Traveler|
|Leitmotif||"Ellen Wyatt ~ Walking Down the Aisle"|
Ellen Sprocket (née Ellen Wyatt) is the newly-wed wife of Sorin Sprocket, the heir to Sprocket Aviation. She was the defendant in a murder that was committed during her wedding reception.
Murder at her weddingEdit
- Main article: Turnabout Time Traveler
Ellen was one of the maids who worked for the Sprocket family, and at one point fell in love with Sorin, who likewise reciprocated her affections. Despite the disapproval from the rest of the Sprocket family, Ellen and Sorin planned to be wed. Unknown to her, fellow servants Pierce Nichody and Dumas Gloomsbury sought to sabotage the event to take revenge against Sorin. As a part of the event, Sorin gave Ellen a gear-shaped pendant which was needed to activate the "Time Keeper", a memento he made for their wedding, and told Ellen that the machine would "bring her back to her happiest moment".
Following the wedding reception, Ellen and Sorin were alone in the reception hall until Gloomsbury attacked Sorin, injuring him with a broken candelabra, and dragged Ellen to the vista deck so he could murder her by pushing her over the edge. Recalling what Sorin had told her, Ellen took his statement literally and fervently wished to be taken back to the moment before the reception, believing that the Time Keeper was literally capable of time travel. On the verge of fainting, Ellen witnessed a third figure appear behind Gloomsbury and attack him before she passed out.
By the time Ellen awoke, a second wedding reception had been planned and held by Nichody to give the illusion that nothing had happened; the other guests were likewise instructed to pretend that nothing was amiss. To Ellen, it appeared as though she had really traveled back in time.
After this second wedding reception ended, Ellen assisted with clean-up efforts, only to discover Gloomsbury's corpse stashed away in one of the Pegabull lanterns. Witnesses who arrived on the scene found her looking over Gloomsbury with the Time Keeper in her hands. Ellen was quickly charged with Gloomsbury's murder; although she protested that Gloomsbury had attacked her and she had traveled back in time, nobody believed her.
As luck would have it, Larry Butz was on the scene after attempting to gatecrash the wedding reception, having fallen in love with Ellen. Ellen pleaded with Butz to help her escape, which he did so by claiming that he had an armed bomb, letting both of them escape the police blockade. Butz brought Ellen to Phoenix Wright, who eventually agreed to accept her case.
Through the trial, Ellen became distraught at the suggestion that Sorin had murdered Gloomsbury and attempted to take the blame in his stead, as he did likewise for her. Eventually, Wright proved Nichody's hand in murdering Gloomsbury, thus absolving Ellen and Sorin of all charges. In front of the court, Ellen and Sorin exchanged their matrimonial vows as she was declared innocent.
Months later, Ellen invited Butz, Wright and the rest of their friends to a third wedding reception.
While she initially seems calm and serene when introducing herself, in truth Ellen is something of a nervous wreck, being very easily panicked and not dealing with stress well at all, quickly losing her composure and crying profusely at the slightest provocation. When in her "upset" mode, she regularly performs her jobs as a maid (cooking and cleaning using a frying pan and other tools she brings with her) to try and calm herself down.
Despite her nervous tendencies, Ellen is a genuinely kind and loving woman, showing utter devotion to Sorin and their marriage. A great deal of her stress comes from her fear of disappointing Sorin on their big day and seeing Sorin suffer. Ellen was also shown to be compassionate, bearing no ill will to Nichody even after he admitted to his grudge, suggesting that Selena Sprocket would have wanted him to move on with his life.
Ellen never changes out of her wedding dress during the case, keeping Sorin's pendant around her neck and with teardrop-shaped sapphire earrings. The traditional white roses in her veil have been replaced by a set of rolled-up handkerchiefs, which she uses to dry her eyes and blow her nose when particularly upset. While her hair is close-cropped when calm, when she is in a panicky mood it fluffs out to its normal, far messier state. She wears a great deal of makeup and mascara to cover up her freckles, and after a particularly bad panic attack it has a tendency to run.
- "Ōtsubu" (大粒) means "a large amount of something small."
- "Shizuku" (雫) means "a drop."
- Together, her name could reference the fact that Ellen is overly emotional and cries waterfalls.
- Her English name may be a play of "all wet", as she cries waterfalls. It may also be a play on "all in white", referring to her white wedding dress.
Reference to pop cultureEdit
- Ellen's claim of going back in time could be referencing to Professor Layton's deceased girlfriend, Claire. Claire's spirit went forward in time due to the time machine exploding.
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