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One-off nicknames

Jangly Justice (by Datz Are'bal)
Horn Head's father (by Rayfa Padma Khura'in)
Occupation Musician (? - 2005)
Names in other languages
Japanese (romanization written with the given name first) 王泥喜 奏介 (Sousuke Odoroki)
Biological information
(this is for age comparison purposes, and so may look odd; click on the question mark for details)? Unknown
(as recorded in court record profiles and case files) Unknown
Status (last known) Deceased (2005)
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Height (from official guidebooks) ??? cm
Family Thalassa Gramarye (wife)
Apollo Justice (son)
Magnifi Gramarye (father-in-law; deceased)
Friends Dhurke Sahdmadhi (deceased)
Affiliates Troupe Gramarye (guest performer)
Amara Sigatar Khura'in (Dhurke's wife)
Ga'ran Sigatar Khura'in (killer; arrested)
Debut episode Turnabout Revolution (allusions)

Jove "Jangly" Justice was a world-travelling musician and Apollo Justice's biological father.

Meeting ThalassaEdit

After Thalassa Gramarye left Troupe Gramarye she met and married Jove, who was a guest performer to one of their shows. They later, at some point, had a child named Apollo Justice.


Main article: Assassination attempt of Amara Sigatar Khura'in

During a trip to Khura'in, Jove performed for Amara Sigatar Khura'in at Dhurke Sahdmadhi's request after which Dhurke invited him to stay the night with them. However, during the middle of the night, Amara's sister Ga'ran Sigatar Khura'in set her plans to usurp the throne and set the queen's residence ablaze. While trying to save his son, he went to check on Amara and was caught by Ga'ran, who killed him by striking him on the head from behind with a blunt object for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. She then rescued Amara herself in order to fake have Amara channel spirits for her. Apollo however was left to die in the fire, but was rescued by Sahdmadhi who also discovered Jove's dead body.

Investigations into the incident ended in failure, as Jove's spirit could not be channeled; Jove's belongings, along with all means of identifying him, were destroyed in the fire, and he was only known in Khura'in by his stage name, "Jangly Justice". Without his true name, a Divination Séance could not be carried out and Justice's role in the incident was eventually forgotten. Meanwhile, the attempt on Amara's life left the country in a state of turmoil. Thalassa's attempt to locate Apollo failed as a result of the police being involved with investigating Amara's assassination and unable to help her, and she subsequently gave up and returned to the States.

Sadhmadhi spent the years that followed looking for leads, including insights into Jove's identity, believing that his final memories held the key to resolving the assassination incident. As it turned out, a European couple who were in the country on holiday happened to take a single photograph of him performing in Khura'in, which they gave to Sadhmadhi. Armed with Jove's true name and face, a Divination Séance was finally carried out, allowing the truth of the case to come to light.

Following the case, Phoenix Wright made a copy of the photograph and gave it to Thalassa, who was happy to see his face again, after all these years.

Personality Edit

Jove was described as cheerful and pleasant to be around. He had a big, booming singing voice that would capture everyone who heard it.


  • His name is practically the same as his son (王泥喜 法介 (Housuke Odoroki)). The only difference is the first kanji in his given name, with  (奏) meaning " to play music," alluding to his occupation as a musician.
  • His English given name refers to the Roman god Jupiter, who was also known as Jove. Jupiter is the Roman equivalent to the Greek god Zeus, who was the father of the god Apollo in mythology. Jove could also come from the word "jive," a style of music, or from the band "Bon Jovi."
  • His stage name "Jangly" is taken from the same word, meaning "makes a harsh noise". This possibly alludes to his son's own powerful voice.


  • Unlike other characters that died years before their début (such as Celeste Inpax, Joe Darke, and Neil Marshall), Jove Justice is one of two characters to be mentioned, and have significance to a case, but not appear with a profile or a mugshot in the court record. His only appearance in-game is in a photograph of him performing and his hands during a Divination Séance. He shares this distinction with Cece Yew.


  • Jove was previously hinted at by Spark Brushel in Turnabout Succession, where it was said he died in an on-stage accident. His actual death shown in Turnabout Revolution contradicts this statement, as he died while staying over in the middle of the night and was actually murdered instead of dying in an accident.
  • Jove is also the only parent to be mentioned in a previous game only to have his name revealed in a later game.
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