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|Inga Karkhuul Khura'in||Image Gallery|
|Inga Karkhuul Khura'in|
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|Occupation||Khura'in Minister of Justice (? - May 18, 2028)|
|Names in other languages|
|Japanese* (romanization written with the given name first)||インガ・カルクール・ククルーラ・ラルバン・ギジール・ホフダラン・マダラ・ヴィラ・ヤシマ・ジャクティエール・クライン３世 (Inga Karukūru Kukurūra Raruban Gijīru Hofudaran Madara Vira Yashima Jakutiēru Kurain San-Sei)* (full name)|
|Reckoned birth year(s) (this is for age comparison purposes, and so may look odd; click on the question mark for details)?||1982|
|Documented age range (as recorded in court record profiles and case files)||46* (age at debut)|
|Status* (last known)||Deceased (May 18, 2028)|
|Height* (from official guidebooks)||6'1"; 185 cm|
|Family||Ga'ran Sigatar Khura'in (wife) |
Rayfa Padma Khura'in (niece)
Nahyuta Sahdmadhi (nephew)
Dhurke Sahdmadhi (brother-in-law and homicide victim; deceased)
Amara Sigatar Khura'in (sister-in-law)
|Affiliates||Khura'in (homeland) |
Gaspen Payne (subordinate)
Maya Fey (hostage)
Paul Atishon (foreign politician)
|Debut episode||The Foreign Turnabout|
Inga Karkhuul Haw'kohd Dis'nahm Bi'ahni Lawga Ormo Pohmpus Da'nit Ar'edi Iz Khura'in III, known simply as Inga Karkhuul Khura'in, was the Minister of Justice for the Kingdom of Khura'in. He was also Queen Ga'ran's husband and the uncle of Rayfa Padma Khura'in. He was prosopagnosic, a sufferer of a brain disorder that made it incredibly hard for him to remember who a particular voice or face belonged to, instead having to keep a journal that allowed him to jot down other traits that would allow him to recognize people who he met-a fact which his wife took advantage of in her own schemes.
The foreign attorney Edit
Inga made his first appearance shortly after the trial of Ahlbi Ur'gaid, in which (unknown to Phoenix Wright at the time) an agent of his had been arrested and charged with treason and murder. Both to ensure he would have information that would allow him to recognize Wright in the future and to scare the lawyer off before he disrupted more of Inga's operations, he introduced himself under the pretense of being fascinated with the first defense attorney to win a Not Guilty verdict in twenty years, though he did not exactly disguise his passive-aggressive threats. He would later encounter Wright in the royal palace, and after a few seconds to work around his prosopagnosia, recognized him. He made insinuations towards the existence of his secret police, and revealed that the "cigar" in his mouth was actually a stamp meant for ease of authorizing execution requests, which had a tendency to pile up extremely quickly under Ga'ran's administration.
Kidnapping of Maya FeyEdit
- Main article: Turnabout Revolution
Several days after the trial of Maya Fey, Inga kidnapped her as part of his plan to obtain the Founder's Orb, which had ended up in the possession of the archaeologist Archie Buff, a resident of Kurain Village. Inga tied Fey to a chair inside Amara's Tomb, where she remained for several days until Inga encountered Dhurke Sahdmadhi in the tomb. Knowing that Sahdmadhi intented to rescue Fey, Inga shot him three times in the chest, killing Sahdmadhi, and ran away soon afterwards upon finding out that he had run out of bullets.
Although Fey escaped, Inga pretended to still have her hostage in order to coerce Wright into helping him obtain the Founder's Orb. Inga had the foreign politician Paul Atishon attempt to obtain the orb from Buff, and, when it ended up in Sahdmadhi's possession regardless, Atishon used Fey's safety to coerce Wright into representing him in a civil lawsuit against Sahdmadhi over the ownership of the orb. During the civil trial, it was revealed that a spirit medium was needed in order to obtain the spiritual power that the orb could grant, meaning that Inga could not have afforded to harm Fey, as she was the only spirit medium available to him. As a result, Wright dropped Atishon's case and the orb's ownership was granted to Sahdmadhi. Inga then decided to threaten Sahdmadhi with the safety of his wife Amara Sigatar Khura'in instead, and told him to bring the orb to Amara's Tomb at 3 p.m. the following day.
Around 2 p.m., Inga was waiting for Sahdmadhi in Amara's Tomb when someone stabbed him in the back with a knife. Looking up to see who had stabbed him, he saw that the attacker appeared to be Sahdmadhi, although, unbeknownst to him, it was actually his wife Ga'ran, who had disguised herself with Sahdmadhi's clothes, knowing that her husband would not recognize her face due to his condition. The minister soon died of blood loss due to his wound.
Half an hour later, Inga woke up in his quarters and let out a scream, having been channeled by Amara, who was being coerced by Ga'ran into framing Dhurke Sahdmadhi for the crime. Believing that he had had a nightmare and not realizing that he was already dead, Inga rushed back to the tomb to make the exchange with Dhurke Sahdmadhi, and was seen by Rayfa from her balcony as he did so. His return to the world of the living was short-lived, however, as Amara returned his spirit to afterlife as soon as he entered the tomb, and was later found by Royal Guards soon after 3:15 p.m. when the exchange was supposed to be completed.
Inga was a very arrogant and power-hungry man. Believing that his status as minister of justice made him superior to other people, he showed no regard for anybody else, casually signing execution orders while talking about it nonchalantly though, Apollo and Phoenix speculate he may have been signing them out of fear of his wife. Although his position was incredibly powerful, he was not satisfied with it, scheming against his wife to usurp total authority over Khura'in by means of the Founder's Orb, which would give him the spiritual power Ga'ran lacked and therefore claim to the throne. He was also cowardly, as he fled from Dhurke after the latter had taken three gunshots to the chest and survived (although briefly).
Despite his personality however, Inga was capable of displaying kindness towards others. He truly loved his niece Rayfa as if she were his own daughter, keeping a photo of her and birthday letter for him from her in his secret safe as well as having the combination of said safe set to her birthday. Also, despite the fact that he kidnapped Maya and tied her to a chair, he did not hurt her and would make sure she was comfortable by bringing her favorite food and even bringing her a TV to watch The Plumed Punisher.
- "Inga" comes from 因果 (Japanese: Inga, from Chinese: Yīn Guǒ), which ultimately origins from Sanskrit "hetu" (cause) and "phala" (effect, result).
- "Karkhuul" comes from 絡繰る (Japanese: karakuru), which means "to pull the strings".
- His full English name is a play on "How could this name be any longer or more pompous than it already is?"
- His full English name is the longest name of any Ace Attorney character to date, having 76 letters (88 with the spaces).
- His full Japanese name may be a reference to the Jugemu Jugemu rakugo, in which a boy is given an absurdly long name.