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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. The three travelled all over the world together, with Jove and Thalassa often taking turns watching over Apollo while the other was performing at a different venue.

Meeting Dhurke Edit

About a year later, Jove, along with his wife and son, visited the capital of of Khura'in. One night Thalassa had a show to perform, so Jove took Apollo and played a casual show at a local bar. One of the guests was Dhurke Sahdmadhi, at the time the king of Khura'in. He saw Jove's show and bought him a drink afterwards. The two men instantly hit it off and Dhurke invited Jove back to the palace to perform for himself and his wife Amara Sigatar Khura'in, the queen of Khura'in.


Main article: Assassination attempt of Amara Sigatar Khura'in

Attempting to save his son.

After the private show, Dhurke invited Jove to stay the night with them. He and Apollo took a spare room in the royal family's quarters. However, during the middle of the night, Amara's sister Ga'ran Sigatar Khura'in lured Dhurke away and set the queen's residence ablaze, aiming to fake Amara's death and blame Dhurke so she could claim the throne. Jove woke to find the place aflame. He grabbed Apollo and went to check on Amara, so they could escape together. But Ga'ran, on her way to carry Amara away herself, saw Jove and killed him by striking him on the head from behind with a blunt object. In Jove's last moments, he reached for Apollo, who had fallen from his arms but then blacked out. Ga'ran then rescued Amara to channel spirits for her in order to mask her inability to do so. Apollo was left to die in the fire, but was rescued by Dhurke who also discovered Jove's body.

Investigations into the incident resulted 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 or face, a Divination Séance could not be carried out and Jove's role in the incident was eventually forgotten. Meanwhile, the attempt on Amara's life left the country in a state of turmoil. Thalassa attempted to locate Apollo but since the Khura'inese police were overwhelmed in investigating Amara's 'murder', she she had no choice but to return to the States without him.

Dhurke spent the years that followed independently investigating leads, including insights into Jove's identity. He believed that his final memories held the key to resolving the assassination incident. In the process of this investigation, Dhurke receive a photograph of him performing in Khura'in from a visiting European couple. This piece of evidence was crucial in taking down Ga'ran since it provided Rayfa Padma Khura'in with the proper information to perform a Divination Séance, 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 captured everyone who heard it. He was a devoted and loving father as shown when he, despite already dying, tried to reach for his son in order to protect him.


  • 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 hand 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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