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Not to be confused with the Jurist System from Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney.
Megundal Jury

The jury.

The Jury is a group of six people who overlook trials with the Judge. These trials take place in the Old Bailey court in the United Kingdom.

While many of them are not established characters, some of them have a very minor connection to the case and some of them inadvertently give Ryūnosuke Naruhodō an angle to go off. According to the juror manual, when a person is selected to be a juror of a trial they must keep it a secret until the day of said trial.

They are also jurors who have been named and reasonably established.

TrialsEdit

In Ryuunosuke Naruhodou's trials in the Great British Empire there consists of six jurors. They sit in front of the judge and are giving voters of fire to light the scale above the judge. If the chair behind turns black, the juror with fire their fire to the left black scale meaning "Guilty". If it's all white, that means "Innocent". Occasionally they will decide if the current defendant is guilty. If that happens then Ryuunosuke will have to examine the jurors and find which of their statements contradict the others. When he finds a contradiction, usually the jurors change their mind and say the defendant might be innocent. In addition, some jurors, even the unnamed one's, help out with the case itself.

Main article: The Adventure of the Runaway Room

Juror No. 1 Edit

He is an overenthusiastic old man and a banker. He is the second juror to vote Cosney Megundal guilty. He tries to tell Naruhodō that two different ways of stabbing don't matter but the autopsy report contradicts that. Despite that, he doesn't vote not guilty until Megundal tells the court that he released Gina Lestrade, only to change back when it's assumed she's lying. When the trial ends, he comments on how the situation is too much to ask of, even for the jury.

Juror No. 2 Edit

Maidjuror

Juror No. 2

This woman was dressed and acted like a maid. She works for a gentleman and hates uncleanness. After seeing the murder weapon, she deems Megundal unclean and votes him guilty, but she changes her mind when she learns of the payment of the omnibus ride. Before she can vote guilty again, Naruhodō offers a new possibility in Lestrade's testimony. When the trial ends, she says all resembling trash should be thrown out of sight.

Juror No. 3 Edit

This man carried a barber's knife with him at all times. He constantly licks it and plays with it throughout the trial. He hates rich people like Cosney Megundal and is the first juror to vote him guilty. Afterward, he changes his mind when his way of stabbing is different than Juror No. 6's, only to change again when he thinks Megundal's testimony is a lie. When the trial ends, he believes peace is the death of all "moneybags".

Juror No. 4 Edit

This woman doesn't talk to much during the trial. She constantly types on a typewriter saying she's taking down notes. She is the fourth person to vote Megundal guilty but changes her mind when she learns of Megundal taking the fall for Lestrade, only to vote guilty again afterwards.

She bears a striking resemblance to Ms. Primstone from Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.

Juror No. 5 Edit

This man is in charge of all the carriage drivers, including Beppo, in the British Empire. He is constantly drinking from a flask. He is the fifth juror to vote guilty by believing Beppo but also the first to reveal a contradiction in the jurors statements by revealing the payment for carriage rides. This results in him getting angry at Beppo and changing his vote, then he votes guilty again when learns of the possibly missing tools in the compartment. When the trial ends, he wonders if the evidence is real or not.

Juror No. 6 Edit

This elderly woman is knitting something for her grandchildren during the trial. She initially thought that Megundal is innocent because he donated money to the Megundal park she usually goes to at the time of the trial, making the audience believe Megundal is innocent. But Barok von Zieks reveals he gets all his money from being a loan shark, so she votes guilty. However, she changes her mind when Naruhodou points that the way she think the victim was stabbed is completely different than how Juror No. 3 thinks so, yet changes back when Lestrade appears to be lying. When the trial ends, she says it's disgraceful to doubt the man who donated the park.

Main articles: The Adventure of the Clouded Kokoro and The Memoirs of the Clouded Kokoro

Juror No. 1 Edit

See: Oscar Fairplay

Juror No. 2 Edit

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Juror No. 2

This Southern Belle juror can get quite angry. She doesn't doesn't trust Natsume for making the excuse of Viridian Green collapsing like most Japanese. She didn't think anyone could where a green coat other than Green until Naruhodō mentions Juror No. 6. Then, she didn't think anyone would throw things at their spouses until Juror No. 5 mentions his own wife. When the trial ends, she comments on how hard the truth is handled.

She reappears for Natsume's next trial, this time for trying to poison William Petenshy. She says Natsume being on trial again is worse than her decisions of straightening her hat. She thought Petenshy was a fine man so she believed he wasn't lying. On the second day, she says that she is the cruelest when her hat is at a good angle. When she votes guilty that time she says she understands why Petenshy stole the gas, it was expensive. Despite Barok van Zieks claims that Sherlock Holmes inventions aren't acceptable evidence, Susato Mikotoba says they may never know where these handprints came from causing the juror to withdraw her vote.

Juror No. 3 Edit

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Juror No. 3

This juror is a peaceful young man. He assumes that Natsume wanted to get home quickly because of the winter cold. He can't think of any detour Natsume can take until Naruhodō reveals the construction involving Juror No. 5. Then he doesn't see any reason why books would be thrown out the window which was contradicted by an example from Juror No. 6.

He reappears for Natsume's next trial for trying to poison Petenshy. He wishes he might as well be killed by people like the defendant. He claims he did it because he is Japanese and has a suspicious mustache. The next day, the juror wishes that Juror No. 2 would adjust the angle of his own hat. When he voted guilty he agreed that gas is dangerous and can cause explosions. When Juror No. 4 said that other companies steal their gas, he was reminded of an incident that happened to him the other night. He was visited by an investigator who removed his gas lamp and blew into the pipe too hard. The investigator was proud of his strength and had no control. That caused a major gas leak and all the flames on the lamps and stoves went out, he yelled at the investigator "Are you trying to get us both killed?!". Apparently, there is one other person living with him. After Naruhodō presents this to Juror No. 6, van Zieks claims that Holmes inventions aren't acceptable evidence, but Susato says they may never know where these handprints came from causing the juror to withdraw his vote. Eventually, Naruhodō discovers that Petenshy also caused a gas leak to Natsume and a previous tenant named Duncan Ross.

Juror No. 4 Edit

See: Joan Garrideb, John Garrideb, and Mrs. Altamont

Juror No. 5 Edit

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Juror No.5

This man works as a road digger for chump change. He was in a hurry for the trial to end so he can get money and go back home to his wife and child. He was actually working on construction on Misham Road for five shillings when Sōseki Natsume was on his way home. But the workers didn't put up any sign to prevent people from going across the construction causing careless kids to jump over. One night, when he was coming home the lost all his money from a hole in his pocket so his wife threw a cleaver at the wall right next to him.

During Sōseki Natsume's second trial, he reappeared as Juror No. 5 once again. He says he needs to prepare fifteen shillings by today or else he's dead meat. Once again, he goes out through the whole trial both days saying it's just a waste of time a he needs to get home. When he voted guilty the second time, he thinks the tea his mother makes is fishy since Petenshy was supposedly poison through the tea he drank. He lives around East End which gets very cold, so he lights his stove to keep warm.

Juror No. 6 Edit

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Juror No. 6

This elderly male juror has a hard time hearing. During Natsume's first trial, he revealed that he slipped on the frozen Calabash road on his way home to Cornpike and fainted, he said he saw his wife in heaven. But he didn't see any Japanese men like Natsume. Later, he mentions an incident on his seventy-fifth birthday where all the blown candles caught his flat on fire. He and his grandchildren tried to put it out with water and they opened the window to let the smoke out, the grandfather got a cold because of the freezing winter outside. When the trial ends, the grandfather thinks this incident would make a great story for his grandchildren.

During Sōseki Natsume's second trial, he reappeared as Juror No. 6 once again. When the trial began on both days, he prays for God to give the proper verdict to the lost "lamb". When he votes guilty the first time he says that the three hour gap between Natsume leaving the room and the poison kicking into Petenshy doesn't make any difference. The second time he says that Petenshy not consuming anything else besides the tea settles it, until Naruhodō presents the gas pipe. Despite van Zieks claims that Holmes inventions aren't acceptable evidence, Susato says they may never know where these handprints came from causing the juror to withdraw his vote.

Main article: The Adventure of the Unspeakable Story

Juror No. 1 Edit

See: John Garrideb

Juror No. 2 Edit

Maidjuror

Juror No. 2

This juror is the same one as second juror from Megundal's trial. She saw Nemmy and Tully Tinpillar as "eyesore trash". She reveals that she passes through East End to get groceries and the beggars turn to thieves, she says shooting London's great detective is truly trash to hear. Later, she figures that with only two bullets the case is solved, until Naruhodō reveals a third bullet that really shot Holmes.

Juror No. 3 Edit

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Juror No. 3

This man was the only juror of Gina Lestrade's trial to not appear a previous case before. He is opposed with a stereoscope which he is a huge fan of and got angry when Juror No. 5 insulted it. His obsession helped Naruhodou with his case by comparing two photos.

Juror No. 4 Edit

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Juror No. 4

Juror No. 6 from Natsume's trials returns dressed as a doctor. He says someone wouldn't be alright if he forgot him. The day before the trial he sliced into a patient's stomach just like always, but he seems to have lost his scalpel in the middle of it.

It turns out he worked on Sherlock Holmes when he was injured, and firearms expert Juror No. 6 helped him figure out why there was no bullet in the detective. Tobias Gregson says he's the best doctor in all of London. He slammed his head to cast his vote to the scale instead of using his fist.

Juror No. 5 Edit

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Juror No. 5

The woman is the same as as the fourth juror from Megundal's trial. Here, she appears with a telegraph instead of a typewriter. She and Iris Watson explain to Naruhodou about how people now use telegrams instead of sending letters. Although the juror is impressed with Iris, she says that there will soon be wireless communications through the air instead of cables through the sea.

It is revealed that she works with Robert Crogley at the communication company and she says that he is an amazing technician. She also notes that the Morse code on the discs that Crogley stole from the government doesn't sound like any Morse code she's ever heard of.

Juror No. 6 Edit

See: Dmitri Demiglaski

Main article: The Return of the Great Departed Soul

Juror No. 1 Edit

Newspaperjuror

Juror No. 1

This tall juror in a brown suit had a newspaper with him. He is extremely and humbly delighted to be selected as a juror for the distinguished trial. He finds possible hyper electric instantaneous teleportation technology hard to believe. He agrees that only the defendant and victim were on the stage so Dobinbough must be the culprit. He agrees that the invention should be torn apart and investigated.

The next day, the juror is ready as a citizen of London. During the closing argument, he agrees that he cannot think of Courtney Sithe and Enoch Drebber collaborating. At the end of the trial, he has no objections for a not guilty verdict.

Juror No. 2 Edit

See: Anna Mittlemont

Juror No. 3 Edit

Magicianjuror

Juror No. 3

This juror dressed and acted just like magician. He sees science and magic as nothing more than shows to fool the masses. He dislikes Enoch Drebber because his magician friends told him that magicians with money troubles tend to give their advice in plans like the one the fourth juror mentioned.

The next day, the juror says won't stand magic being used for murder. During the closing argument, he agrees with the second juror saying he saw the police didn't trust it. He says street magicians like himself get in trouble with the police a lot, that's because they practice magic in the parks and sidestreets of London due to not having a stage. He makes the sixth juror think of something. When it's all over, this magician says this trial has given him a lot to think about.

Juror No. 4 Edit

Testtubejuror

Juror No. 4

This juror appeared to be a scientist and carried test tubes with him. He says scientists who tarnish the reputation of science should be obliterated immediately. He is a doctor and a member of the Royal science association and knows that teleportation is impossible. Since there were only the victim and defendant on the stage, he was already considering vote guilty. He's devoted to science and cannot tolerate those who commit fraud under the pretense of practicing science. He says that Dobinbough's motive was for the research funding of five hundred pounds and that many scientists would want the money and that is a great motive for murder. He also dislikes Enoch Drebber due to him always aiming for the grant money the government gives using stage magic disguised as legitimate science.

The next day, the juror says that dishonest scientists will face god's wrath. He doesn't see any proof that the wax figure of the Professor was inside the cage. He thinks a wax figure should look more like Elyder Meningen for the trick, but Naruhodō reveals a piece of the Crystal Tower was found inside the Professor, so he changes his vote. When the trial ends, he says scientific thinking is everything.

Juror No. 5 Edit

Corncobjuror

Juror No. 5

This juror was a young girl who ate corncobs throughout the trial, their the only things she really gets. Amusingly, the sound of her eating corncobs is the same sound as Juror No. 4's typewriting from The Adventure of the Runaway Room.

She will give both the defense and prosecution fair consideration then make a decision. She is surprised at how much money the research funding was and how people can have so much fun with it.

The next day, the juror says the same thing from the beginning of the trial yesterday. During the closing argument, she says Naruhodō is saying stuff without proof and won't let him get away with it. But upon seeing the piece of the Crystal Tower that was found in the Professor, she votes not guilty. She didn't at first notice that the trial ended.

Juror No. 6 Edit

Policemanjuror

Juror No. 6

This policeman juror was constantly tired for most of the trial. He is always saying that things were better in his younger days because they weren't like this trial. He finds the Special Provision for the Protection of Science and Technology rule ridiculous.

The next day, the juror thought of something when Juror 3 says police are always bothering street magicians like him. He reveals that he is not the serial killer, Ottermole, nor does he look anything like him. He says he's known Sithe for ages so she couldn't possibly co-operate with a criminal. Back in his days, the policemen fought hard to gain the citizens trust and they respected them for it. He reveals Courtney Sithe's maiden name was Simon, which makes Naruhodō realize that she is the one who signed the Professor's autopsy report. When being presented this as a a relationship to the stolen wax figure, the juror votes not guilty. At the end of the trial, after Sithe was revealed to have physically murdered Meningen, the juror wonders what will happen to Scotland Yard.

Outside of Trials Edit

Most of the unnamed jurors are almost never seen outside of the trial. However, a woman who looked entirely similar to the Juror No. 2 from The Adventure of the Runaway Room and The Adventure of the Unspeakable Story appeared in a stereoscope image at Hatch Windibank's shop.

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Megundal's fifth juror ready to take a photograph.

In Connette Rozaic's wax museum, there is Juror No. 1 from The Adventure of the Runaway Room and Juror No. 6 from that case. The middle-aged man tried to steal an arm of the wax figure of John Clay but Madam Rozaic caught him and knocked him unconscious. The patrolman was called to investigate a theft of one of her wax figures but he fell asleep with a newly bought scarf around his face. Holmes and Iris mistake him for Sergeant Ottermole, a serial killer who disguised himself as a patrolman a year ago.

Also, on the first day of Twisted Karma and His Last Bow, Juror No. 5 from The Adventure of the Runaway Room, simply called "bellboy" here, takes a picture of Ryūnosuke Naruhodō, Susato Mikotoba, Yūjin Mikotoba, and Seishirou Jigoku. Here he is, also or now, a bellboy for the Bandol Hotel.

Otherwise only Joan Garrideb, John Garrideb, and Anna Mittlemont have appeared outside of the trials they were jurors for, and only the latter two appeared after the trial as well.

Attempted revival Edit

Main articles: Turnabout Succession and Jurist System

After noticing that a lack of evidence just isn't enough to receive a proper verdict, Ryūnosuke Naruhodō's descendant, Phoenix Wright, attempted to revive jury trials through a concept known as the Jurist System. A test of this system was implemented in October 2026, in the trial of Vera Misham for the murder of her father. At least six jurists participated in this trial, one of them being Lamiroir, famous singer from Borginia, and Misham was found not guilty by unanimous decision. However, no known jury trials have occurred in the United States (nor Japan) since this case.

Development Edit

When creating the jury for the trial of Cosney Megundal. Takumi designed Juror No. 1 in the image of a certain character in the previous games. Juror No. 2 was designed as a “genuine working maid”, an opposite to Joan Garrideb. It’s also an occupation that easily shows British culture at the time. Juror No. 3 was designed in freestyle with a rich punk style in mind. Juror No. 4's appearance is said to be a reincarnation of a certain character, according to Takumi. Juror No. 6 was drawn with a Western old woman’s unique plumpness at first, but since Takumi’s image seemed to be somewhat different, they redesigned her with her current look. For Sōseki Natsume's trials, Juror No. 2 was designed as a “The Victorian-era Lady”. Juror No. 3 was designed as an “absentminded youth”. Juror No. 5 was designed as a manual laborer. Juror No. 6 was made as a mysterious old man.

Notes Edit

  • The Ace Attorney fansite Court-Records.net has given names to the unnamed jurors, but no sources indicate that they are official.