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The King of Prosecutors Trophy is an award given annually to the top prosecutor from the prosecutor's office during a ceremony in late February. Each year, the recipient of the award has his or her name engraved on the bottom of the trophy.

A contradictory taleEdit

Spear and shield

The tale of the all-powerful spear and the indestructible shield.

The trophy's appearance comes from an old Chinese tale in "Han Feizi" about a weapons merchant attempting to peddle his wares (in the version of the story told by Miles Edgeworth, the merchant was peddling his wares to the king). He bragged that his shield could stop any attack and that his spear could pierce any armor. A passer-by (the king in Edgeworth's version) pointed out that this was a logical contradiction. What would happen if the spear were used on the shield? At this, the merchant was lost for words.

The trophyEdit

King of Prosecutors Trophy

The modified trophy.

Originally, the trophy consisted of a shield that was broken at the top and a halberd that was broken in half (although with the top removed, this halberd more closely resembled a sword). This was to allude to the Chinese word for "contradiction", which is "máo dùn" (矛盾). The two characters that compose the word are "矛" ("máo"), meaning "spear", and "盾" ("dùn"), meaning "shield".

However, following the SL-9 Incident, the trophy's halberd was removed by Damon Gant, the District Chief of Police, leaving only the shield on the trophy. This was due to said object being a possible murder weapon in that case.

Known winnersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hsu, Janet (2014-10-31). Ace Attorney Trilogy - Surprising Tidbits You Never Knew! Capcom Unity. Retrieved on 2014-11-02.

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