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Gai Tojiro
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(the name given to this character in Ace Attorney Investigations: Prosecutor's Path, the unofficial English fan patch; click on the question mark for details)?

Ethan Rooke
Occupation Bodyguard ( - Mar. 25, 2019)
Names in other languages
Japanese (romanization written with the given name first) 外城 涯 (Gai Tojiro)
Biological information
(this is for age comparison purposes, and so may look odd; click on the question mark for details)? 1984
(as recorded in court record profiles and case files) 35 (Turnabout Target)
Status (last known) Deceased (Mar. 25, 2019)
Eye color Unknown
Hair color Black
Height (from official guidebooks) 5'10"; 180 cm
Family None mentioned
Friends None mentioned
Affiliates "Teikun Ō" (client; deceased)
Manosuke Naitō (subordinate; deceased)
Shelly de Killer (assassin who attempted to kill Ō)
Debut episode Turnabout Target
Shelly de Killer
To think that I would suffer an injury... Gai Tojiro... You could say he was a most capable individual. ...Unlike this man here.
Manosuke Naitō
Tsk! What's so different about me and Tojiro?
Shelly de Killer
I believe you're about as different as a pawn and a queen.

Gai Tojiro was the head bodyguard of Zheng Fa President Teikun Ō's contingent during his visit to the United States in 2019. He was murdered during a fake assassination attempt on the president at Gourd Lake.

Dying in the line of dutyEdit

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De Killer strikes.


Naitō fires upon Tojiro.

President Ō hired the security company that employed Tojiro in preparation for a speech at Gourd Lake on March 25, 2019. Two days before the speech, however, a professional assassin by the name of Shelly de Killer tried to eliminate the president. Although the assassin managed to infiltrate the bodyguards and easily incapacitate fellow bodyguard Manosuke Naitō, Tojiro managed to grab and twist the professional killer's arm, then put a bullet in it. De Killer was able to escape, albeit injured and with a new-found respect for the bodyguard.

Naitō approached the president with a plan for a staged assassination attempt during his speech to help him boost his ailing approval ratings back home. Tojiro refused to go along with such a plan, so the president and Naitō arranged things for the plot without his knowledge. Indeed, shots rang out during the speech, and with the help of Naitō, Tojiro rushed his charge to the safety of the private presidential seaplane and put him in a secure panic room. However, unbeknownst to Tojiro, Naitō had become increasingly resentful of Tojiro's superior skills and the respect he had garnered. Therefore, once Tojiro and Naitō were left alone after seeing to the president's safety, the latter turned his gun on the former and shot him dead.

Fortunately, Miles Edgeworth was able to investigate and resolve Tojiro's death. Despite the efforts of Naitō and the president to prevent him from investigating, de Killer, determined to know the truth behind Tojiro's death, took Naitō hostage to coerce him into allowing Edgeworth into the president's plane. De Killer would later remark that he would never forget the man who had managed to best him.


Tojiro was a very skilled bodyguard who was even able to injure and drive off the infamous Shelly de Killer. Although not from Zheng Fa himself, he was the president's most trusted and capable bodyguard. An honest man, he refused to take part in the fake assassination attempt.


  • His Japanese name contains the kanji for "castle", which is a reference to the rook chess piece.
  • Tojiro's English name in the fan translation patch for Gyakuten Kenji 2 is "Ethan Rooke", with his surname being in reference to the rook chess piece and the meaning of his original Japanese name.


Like a few other characters in Gyakuten Kenji 2, Tojiro has design and personality parallel with a chess piece. With his hairstyle, head shape, name pun, and desire to protect his "king", Tojiro represents the rook.

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