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Chief Prosecutor
Miles Edgeworth
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Aliases/nicknames

Edgey*
Little brother*
8730579*
Sir *
Mr. Edgeworth Sir*
Demon Attorney*
Edgey-poo*
(Little) Worthy*
Him*
Mr. Prosecutor*
Mentor Number 2*

One-off nicknames

Little boy prosecutor *
Mr. New Prosecutor Recommended by Manfred von Karma Miles Edgeworth*
Mr. Prosecutor Miles Edgeworth *
Edgey-boy*
Un-worthy*
Eh-ji-worth*
Ace Prosecutor Miles Edgeworth*
Milise Deauxnim*
Mr. Genius Prosecutor*
Edgey-Wedgey-poo*
Ruffles Man*
Mr. Smarty-Pants Prosecutor*
Pretty Boy*
Ignorant little pretty boy*
Fancy boy*
Daddy*
Genius Prosecutor*
Occupation Prosecutor (2011 - April 5, 2019, then April 8, 2019 - sometime before 2027)*
Acting defense attorney (Feb. 8, 2019)
Chief Prosecutor (c. 2026 - present)
Names in other languages
Japanese* 御剣怜侍 (Reiji Mitsurugi)
ミッちゃん (Mitchan)*
ミツルギさん (Mitsurugi-san)*
検事さん (Kenji-san)*
レイジくん (Reiji-kun)*
レイ君 (Rei-kun)*
ミツルギさま (Mitsurugi-sama)*
御剣のダンナ (Mitsurugi no dan'na)*
French Benjamin Hunter*
Benji*
German Miles Edgeworth
Spanish Miles Edgeworth
Italian Miles Edgeworth
Dutch Miles Edgeworth
Biological information
Born 1992
Age 20*- 34*
Status* Alive
Eye color Grey
Hair color Dark grey
Height* 5'10"; 178 cm
Associates
Family Gregory Edgeworth (father; deceased)
An unnamed aunt
Manfred von Karma (former mentor and adoptive father; deceased)
Franziska von Karma (adoptive younger sister and colleague)
Friends Phoenix Wright (childhood friend, defense attorney, and rival)
Larry Butz (childhood friend)
Dick Gumshoe (colleague and investigative partner)
Kay Faraday (investigative partner)
Maya Fey (Wright's assistant)
Ema Skye (fan)
Tateyuki Shigaraki (family friend and former employee of father)
Pess (pet dog)*
Affiliates Ernest Amano (old friend of Manfred von Karma)
Calisto Yew (rival defense attorney)
Tyrell Badd (former detective)
Mia Fey (rival defense attorney; deceased)
Lana Skye (former superior)
Damon Gant (former superior)
Wendy Oldbag (admirer/stalker)
Lotta Hart (freelance photojournalist)
Iris (former client)
Shi-Long Lang (rival Interpol agent)
Rhoda Teneiro (admirer)
Lauren Paups (admirer)
Maggey Byrde (fan)
Colias Palaeno (Cohdopian ambassador)
Ryōken Hōinbō (criminal convicted by Edgeworth)
Hakari Mikagami (rival judge)
Yumihiko Ichiyanagi ("rival" prosecutor)
Bansai Ichiyanagi (former superior of Manfred von Karma)
Simon Blackquill (subordinate)
Trucy Wright (Wright's adoptive daughter)
Actors
English Seon King*
Mark Healy*
Kyle Hebert*
Japanese* Tatsuro Iwamoto*
Eiji Takemoto*
French Seon King*
Raphaël Cohen*
German Fabian Wada*
Spanish Héctor García*
Italian Paolo Faresi*
Musical* Hikaru Nanaho*
Hiro Yuumi*
Film* Takumi Saito*
Roi Hayashi*
Miscellaneous
Debut episode Turnabout Sisters
Leitmotif "Reminiscing ~ The DL-6 Incident"*
"Great Revival ~ Miles Edgeworth"*
"Miles Edgeworth ~ Objection! 2009"*
"Miles Edgeworth ~ Objection! 2011"*
"Miles Edgeworth ~ Great Revival 2013"*
Miles Edgeworth
It doesn't matter how many underhanded tricks a person uses... The truth will always find a way to make itself known. The only thing we can do is to fight with the knowledge we hold and everything we have. Erasing the paradoxes one by one... It's never easy... We claw and scratch for every inch. But we will always eventually reach that one single truth. This I promise you.
Farewell, My Turnabout


Miles Edgeworth is the Los Angeles Chief Prosecutor and a childhood friend of Phoenix Wright. During his first four years as a prosecutor, he had a perfect win record owing to his willingness to do anything to get a guilty verdict for the defendant. This all ended when Wright defeated him in court. Later, Edgeworth found himself on trial for murder, with his "enemy" now being his defense. After prosecuting in one more case, Edgeworth left the prosecutor's office to find out what being a prosecutor really meant, coming to the conclusion that prosecutors were seekers of the truth, and that winning a guilty verdict wasn't all that mattered. He later returned and, by the time of the Mask☆DeMasque trials, had become known as the top prosecutor in America. He also traveled abroad to study international law, prosecuting in five other countries. He was also instrumental in finding the leader of a notorious international smuggling ring and bringing him to court.

Early lifeEdit

Baby Miles

Edgeworth in fourth grade.

In early 2001, when Edgeworth was nine years old, someone stole his lunch money. The suspect at the time was fellow student Phoenix Wright, who had skipped P.E. that day due to a terrible cold. The next day, a class trial was held with Wright as the defendant. Everyone was shouting that Wright was the culprit, but both Edgeworth and Larry Butz, another classmate, stood up for him, saying that no one had any proof that he was responsible. The class trial ended and the three boys became almost inseparable friends. Edgeworth deduced that Butz was the thief, but admired the way the boy had stood up for Wright, so he let the issue go. Edgeworth would often talk with his friends about his father, famous criminal defense attorney Gregory Edgeworth, whom he idolized.

Miles was always winning awards in school for various activities such as golf competitions, writing essays, and playing the flute. Even back then, he hated the limelight and refuted all accolades and prizes he received. However, he had a hard time with folding paper cranes, which caused him much distress.

DL-6 IncidentEdit

Main article: DL-6 Incident
Liftpeople

Miles, his father, and Yogi trapped in the elevator.

On December 28, Miles went to the District Court to see one of his father's trials. Gregory was arguing a case against the undefeated prosecutor Manfred von Karma. During the course of the trial, Gregory managed to prove that von Karma had forged evidence. As a result of this accusation, von Karma received his first and only penalty. However, von Karma still won and Gregory's client was declared guilty.

After court was adjourned, the Edgeworths went to exit the courthouse through an elevator, accompanied by bailiff Yanni Yogi. At approximately 2:00 p.m., an earthquake struck the courthouse and shut off the power, leaving Yogi and the Edgeworths trapped in the elevator with little oxygen. During the five-hour blackout, Yogi started to panic and attacked Gregory. Miles felt a pistol beneath his feet and threw it at the bailiff, hoping to stop him from possibly killing his father. A single gunshot rang out, and the young boy fell unconscious. The last thing he heard was a demonic scream that would haunt him for 15 years. He woke up inside a hospital; by that time, Gregory Edgeworth was dead, fatally shot in the heart by Yogi's pistol. Miles developed a deathly fear of earthquakes and elevators from the incident.

The police called upon a spirit medium, Misty Fey, to find the killer. She channeled Gregory, who accused Yogi of the murder. Yogi was subsequently put on trial, with Robert Hammond defending him. However, Yogi feigned temporary insanity and got a not guilty verdict. The insanity plea, however, ruined his reputation, with his fiancee committing suicide shortly after the incident. Meanwhile, media outlets found out about Misty Fey, and the resulting scandal ruined the reputation of her family. Miles subsequently developed a hatred for defense attorneys and spirit mediums, calling Misty Fey a "fraud".

Miles was then taken under the wing of Manfred von Karma, who took the boy back with him to Germany and trained him to become a ruthless prosecutor like himself. Through this, Miles met Manfred's young daughter Franziska, with whom he shared a strong sibling-like bond.

Law careerEdit

First investigationEdit

Main article: Turnabout Reminiscence

After becoming a prosecutor at 19, Miles Edgeworth returned to the United States with Manfred and Franziska to make his court debut. He got his chance during the trial of Mack Rell, when Rell accused the prosecutor, Byrne Faraday, of being the Great Thief Yatagarasu and ordering him to murder the victim of the case. The case was tied to the KG-8 Incident, in which Manny Coachen, an employee of the Cohdopian Embassy, had stood trial for the murder of Cece Yew, who was to testify about an international smuggling ring. Coachen had been acquitted because the key evidence had been stolen.

However, before Edgeworth could begin his trial, both Faraday and Rell were killed during the recess. It was during the investigation of their murders that Edgeworth first met Byrne's daughter Kay Faraday, veteran detective Tyrell Badd, as well as then-rookie detective Dick Gumshoe, who was a prime suspect for the murders. Badd dismissed Edgeworth at first, but the young prosecutor's logical prowess earned him Badd's respect in the end. Edgeworth eventually accused Calisto Yew of being the Yatagarasu and the true killer. Calisto confirmed Edgeworth's line of logic and revealed that she was also an agent of the smuggling ring, but then escaped by shooting at Edgeworth, who avoided being killed only by the timely intervention of Kay. Gumshoe was so impressed by Edgeworth that he swore to stick by the young prosecutor's side from that day forth, much to the latter's annoyance.

First trialEdit

Main article: Turnabout Beginnings

After the previous false start, Edgeworth finally got his courtroom debut. The "genius" prosecutor's opponent was rookie defense attorney Mia Fey, who was also new to the courtroom. His case was against Terry Fawles, who was accused of murdering Sergeant Valerie Hawthorne, a policewoman who had testified against Fawles five years prior to the case. Edgeworth used cunning tactics such as intentionally withholding information that would prove valuable to the defense, such as a witness's real identity. The trial ended in disaster when Fawles committed suicide on the stand by poison, abruptly ending the trial. Edgeworth would later refer to it as his worst nightmare in court. Meanwhile, the witness Dahlia Hawthorne, left the court with a smile on her face.

Rumors of fraudEdit

Main article: SL-9 Incident
See also: Turnabout Sisters and Turnabout Memories

Over the next few years, rumors surrounding Edgeworth began to circulate, concerning under-the-table deals, fabricated evidence, and illegal investigations. Edgeworth came to be known as the "Demon Attorney" in local newspapers. His old friend Phoenix Wright caught wind of this and attempted to contact him, but he ignored Wright's attempts.

Edgeworth later prosecuted the case against Joe Darke during the SL-9 Incident. Darke was accused of murdering Neil Marshall, who was to be the prosecutor against Darke for a series of other murders. Due to incriminating evidence, Darke was convicted, but rumors abounded of foul play concerning the evidence, and with all but one of the detectives from the incident being fired or demoted, Edgeworth came under even more scrutiny from the public. As a result of the incident, Edgeworth came to know one of the detectives, Lana Skye, along with her younger sister Ema. After the incident, Lana became chief prosecutor. Edgeworth believed Lana to be looking out for him for the next two years.

First defeatEdit

Main article: Turnabout Sisters
Miles Edgeworth
I object! That was... objectionable!

Edgeworth maintained a perfect win record until he met Wright in court in 2016, with Maya Fey as the defendant accused of killing her older sister Mia. Later, a witness, Redd White, pinned the murder on Wright instead, and Wright defended himself in court against Edgeworth. Unlike most of Edgeworth's previous opponents, who would buckle under his intimidating tactics, Wright persevered and kept fighting. Still, Edgeworth did not relent, wanting to preserve his perfect win record. However, White eventually confessed to the murder, and Edgeworth was devastated.

Second defeatEdit

Main article: Turnabout Samurai

Edgeworth and Wright faced off again in the trial of Will Powers for the murder of Jack Hammer. The trial introduced the elderly witness Wendy Oldbag, who instantly became smitten with Edgeworth, much to the latter's dismay. Edgeworth's dislike of the woman was such that he did not protest Wright's suggestion that Oldbag was the killer. On the second day of the trial, Powers's innocence became more certain with Wright exposing more contradictions in the witness testimonies; the judge subsequently asked Edgeworth to reconsider his position. By the third day of the trial, Edgeworth was having a crisis of conscience. He forced the final witness, Dee Vasquez, to testify about what she had done after finding the body. This allowed Wright to expose a final contradiction that implicated Vasquez as the real killer. After the trial, Edgeworth approached Wright, who thanked him for helping him. Edgeworth retorted that Wright had caused him to experience "unnecessary feelings" of "unease" and "uncertainty", and warned him never to show his face in front of him again.

Accused of murderEdit

Main article: Turnabout Goodbyes
Miles Edgeworth
So, you've come to laugh at the fallen attorney? Then laugh, laugh! Well? Why aren't you laughing?

On Christmas Eve, Edgeworth received a letter from Robert Hammond to meet with him at Gourd Lake. The two men took a boat ride to the middle of the lake, until suddenly Hammond swore revenge on Edgeworth for ruining his life, and shot twice into the water. He then fell into the lake and swam away, leaving Edgeworth bewildered at what had just transpired, thinking the man had just committed suicide. In a daze, Edgeworth picked up the gun the man left behind. When he went back to shore, he was arrested on suspicion of Hammond's murder, with the fingerprints he had just placed on the gun as evidence.

Wright found out about the arrest and offered to represent Edgeworth in court, but he refused. Wright investigated the crime, anyway, along with a worried detective Gumshoe. Wright saw that the case had a connection with the DL-6 Incident and Misty Fey, and he returned to Edgeworth. Impressed by his ability to gather information, Edgeworth admitted that he just did not want to get Wright involved in the case, but now that he was anyway, Edgeworth finally agreed to have Wright defend him.

The prosecutor for the case was Manfred von Karma, Edgeworth's adoptive father and mentor. Edgeworth knew that Manfred would not relent for his sake, as he would do anything for a guilty verdict. Wright's co-council Maya Fey, whom Edgeworth had prosecuted months before, was arrested in contempt of court after persistently pressing a witness, but this action allowed Wright to turn the case around to adjourn the trial. Edgeworth paid Maya's bail in return.

The next witness was an old boat shop owner at Gourd Lake; Wright found a connection between him and the DL-6 Incident. Manfred's relentless prosecution tactics caused the judge to render a guilty verdict, but Larry Butz suddenly burst in with his own testimony, and the verdict was canceled. Edgeworth informed Wright that Butz's erratic testimony was Wright's chance to tear a hole in Manfred's "perfect" trial. Indeed, Butz's testimony allowed Wright to pinpoint the real location and time of the murder, accusing the old boat shop owner of killing Hammond in his boat shop and then posing as the defense attorney in the boat. However, said witness disappeared from the courtroom, and a search warrant was issued for him. He was caught the next day; Wright found out that he was Yanni Yogi, out for revenge, and Yogi eventually confessed to his identity and the murder. The judge declared Edgeworth not guilty.

However, Edgeworth raised an objection, not to the verdict itself but to his innocence of murder. He admitted to killing his father 15 years prior. Wright knew something wasn't right, and defended him in the subsequent trial, which was set up immediately due to the statute of limitations placing the deadline for solving the DL-6 case on that day. Wright pointed to Manfred as the real killer; Miles Edgeworth had actually shot the prosecutor by accident through the elevator window, and then Manfred had killed the unconscious Gregory Edgeworth in his rage. Miles Edgeworth was declared not guilty for his father's murder, and Manfred von Karma was arrested. Wright, Edgeworth, and everyone else who had helped him, celebrated the victory, with Larry Butz finally admitting to have stolen Edgeworth's lunch money all those years ago.

SL-9 resolutionEdit

Main article: Rise from the Ashes

Months later, during the annual award ceremony for the prosecutor's office, Edgeworth received the King of Prosecutors trophy for that year, though he considered the whole thing a waste of a productive day. Police chief Damon Gant later requested that Edgeworth transfer a piece of evidence. Edgeworth thought little of it at first, however his car soon became a crime scene. Detective Bruce Goodman was murdered, apparently using the knife stored in his car, and Chief Prosecutor Lana Skye was accused of the crime. Edgeworth was assigned to prosecute the case, but there were rumors that he only took the case to get himself promoted to chief prosecutor.

Edgeworth faced Phoenix Wright in the subsequent trial. He informed the court that he was concerned only with the truth and not his perceived role in the courtroom. Demonstrating this, he picked out some contradictions in the witness's testimony even before Wright could. Later, Damon Gant appeared in the courtroom with more evidence, chastising Edgeworth for not finding it himself. He also informed the court that Bruce Goodman had also been apparently murdered in the police department evidence room simultaneously with the murder being discussed. Frustrated with his apparent failure to get the facts straight, Edgeworth requested another day of investigation while the courtroom erupted in an uproar. An inquiry into the matter determined that the fiasco had simply been the result of miscommunication. Wright, accompanied by Lana's sister Ema, came to visit Edgeworth, who gave the younger Skye sister a fingerprinting set.

Officer Mike Meekins was arrested for the "other murder" and called as a witness. However, after some clarification, it was revealed that the other "Goodman" was not actually Goodman at all, but another detective from the SL-9 Incident, Jake Marshall, who was desperate to re-investigate the SL-9 case that had claimed the life of his older brother Neil. Jake Marshall made Lana admit that evidence from the SL-9 case was forged, causing another uproar. Edgeworth subsequently came under fire again from the police department. Even though he never knew about the forgeries, he still blamed himself, saying he should have looked into the evidence for which he was responsible. He wrote a letter of resignation, unable to forgive himself for the career he had led.

However, Edgeworth returned for the final trial day. Both he and Wright suspected that Gant was the real killer, therefore Edgeworth offered to cooperate with Wright. Lana tried to get herself declared guilty, but Edgeworth ignored her confession and called Ema to the stand to ask her about the SL-9 Incident, as she had witnessed the murder. It turned out that Edgeworth had only gotten half of the evidence list, and Wright had found the other half in Gant's office. An argumentative struggle followed between Wright, Edgeworth, and Gant, and although Gant tried to implicate Ema as the killer in the SL-9 Incident, Wright came up with a clever trap to expose him as the real killer of both Goodman and Neil Marshall.

Gant told Edgeworth that they were the same, and that one day Edgeworth would understand why Gant had done what he had done. Nevertheless, he commented to the judge that "you can't go wrong" with Edgeworth and Wright around. This troubled Edgeworth; he still blamed himself for the results of the SL-9 case, and he feared he would become a lone vigilante like Gant.

DisappearanceEdit

Main article: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All

Distressed and confused by all that had happened to him, Edgeworth wrote an apparent suicide note reading, "Prosecutor Miles Edgeworth chooses death." A bellboy discovered this note as Edgeworth left America to find out what being a prosecutor truly meant. The note led Wright to believe that Edgeworth really had committed suicide, and that the Edgeworth he had known as a child had died long before, replaced by a coward who took his own life over a win record. Meanwhile, Franziska von Karma, having heard of the defeats of Edgeworth and her father at Wright's hands, returned to America, hoping to prove herself superior to Edgeworth by beating Wright in court.

However, Edgeworth secretly helped with Gumshoe's investigation into the death of the Berry Big Circus ringmaster Russell Berry by phone, advising the detective to order a surprise search of Acro's room. Franziska, who was the prosecutor for the trial, conducted the actual search, but was furious when she found out that the search had inadvertently caused her to lose, although both Wright and Franziska were unaware of Edgeworth's involvement. After the trial, Edgeworth told Gumshoe not to be too harsh with Acro.

ReturnEdit

Main article: Farewell, My Turnabout
Franziska von Karma
If it weren't for traitors like you...
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"I would've won." Is that what you want to say?
Franziska von Karma
...! Wh-Who!?
Phoenix Wright
That voice.. E-Edgeworth!!
Miles Edgeworth
It's been a long time... Wright.
Farewell, My Turnabout
Return of Edgey

Edgeworth's return to America.

Edgeworth returned to Los Angeles, finally having figured out the meaning of his profession. He met a startled Wright and Franziska, neither of whom were particularly happy to see him again. He looked over the case in which both were involved and gave Wright some information, since he was not acting as the prosecutor for it. The next day, however, Franziska was shot and had to be hospitalized; Edgeworth prosecuted in her place for the trial.

Much to Edgeworth's horror, Wendy Oldbag was once again a witness; otherwise, he had the trial under his complete control, preparing Adrian Andrews as a witness in advance. Wright, on the other hand, was acting rather oddly and seemed particularly desperate to pin the murder on Andrews. Andrews tried to plead silence, prompting Edgeworth to reveal Andrews's dependency problems with other women to get her to testify. After court was adjourned, Edgeworth noticed a card Andrews was playing with and became uncharacteristically furious. The card had been removed from the crime scene absent-mindedly by Andrews; it was a calling card from an assassin, Shelly de Killer, for whom an entire police division had been created to track his movements.

The truth was now clear: the defendant, Matt Engarde, had hired de Killer to assassinate the victim. Wright also told Edgeworth that de Killer was holding Maya Fey for ransom, explaining his desperation in court. Wright eventually found out that Engarde was guilty of the crime and that he had even recorded the murder to blackmail de Killer later. Edgeworth told Wright that he had left the country to find out what being a prosecuting attorney really meant, and in light of this revelation, it was now Wright's turn to figure out the meaning of his career.

De Killer accidentally gave away the fact that he was in Engarde Mansion by the meow of Engarde's pet cat Shoe, but when Edgeworth and the police stormed the defendant's home, they found that de Killer had already left with Maya. The trial resumed the next day; Edgeworth helped Wright stall the court while the police continued the chase. He eventually called de Killer as a witness by radio, but this backfired as he claimed Andrews had hired him. However, Franziska von Karma burst into the courtroom with evidence that allowed Wright to inform de Killer about Engarde's betrayal of him. De Killer swore a bloody vendetta against Engarde, who almost immediately confessed his crime to protect himself. This would be the first and, as of Wright's last trial, only time Edgeworth would defeat Wright in court. However, seeing as Edgeworth and Wright were working together to convict Engarde, it was really more of a victory for both of them, especially since Maya was soon released unharmed.

After Engarde's conviction, a confused Franziska left the country. Edgeworth met her at the airport and told her that he would not sympathize with her if she decided to quit her career. Edgeworth then left America himself to study international law. Ernest Amano, an old friend of Manfred von Karma, used his connections to finance Edgeworth's studies abroad.

Acting defense attorneyEdit

Main article: Bridge to the Turnabout

One year later, Edgeworth received a frantic phone call from Larry Butz, telling him to return to Los Angeles. After discovering an apparent murder scene at Hazakura Temple, Wright had fallen into the nearby Eagle River while trying to cross a burning bridge to try to save Maya Fey. He had been taken to a hospital with a bad cold, but no major injuries. When Edgeworth met Wright, he was given his magatama and attorney's badge, and asked to defend Iris in the murder of Elise Deauxnim in his stead.

Godot was to prosecute, but he was missing, so Edgeworth pulled some strings to have Franziska von Karma and the judge from his first court appearance appointed for the trial. This was done to prevent himself being recognized as a prosecutor in court. He then conducted an investigation of the Hazakura Temple area and, in doing so, he began to empathize with Wright and the hardships he had to confront. In court, Franziska tried to crush Edgeworth, but drawing inspiration from how Wright defended his clients, Edgeworth pressed on and drew out vital information from the witnesses until court was suspended.

After the trial, he returned the reins to Phoenix Wright and assisted in the police investigation, with Gumshoe soon finding the murder weapon. Iris's similarity to the witness Dahlia Hawthorne in Edgeworth's first case drove him to re-investigate the old case, bringing back memories from the "nightmare" trial that had ended with suicide. However, he was unconvinced that Hawthorne, who Iris resembled, had anything to do with Deauxnim's death.

Maya Fey was apparently trapped in the Inner Temple, a place used to train spirit mediums who visited Hazakura Temple, with a trick lock. Iris was called to remove this lock with Edgeworth guarding her, but during this process, an earthquake shook the area and Edgeworth's fear caused him to faint; his severe phobia gave Iris an opening to disappear, leaving five locks on the door to the Inner Temple. Iris was later found and she began once again to break the five locks.

Wright and the police soon discovered a garden near the Inner Temple, the true scene of the crime. Wright had a suspicion that Dahlia Hawthorne was somehow involved with the case, but Edgeworth informed him that Hawthorne had been already executed for murder, so she could not have been involved. Nonetheless, Wright got Iris a not-guilty verdict in court the following day. Edgeworth came to Wright's defendant lobby to congratulate him.

The smuggling ringEdit

Main article: Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth

A bumpy flightEdit

Main article: Turnabout Airlines
Miles Edgeworth
By my hand, I will reveal the precious gem of truth!
Captivate 2009 trailer

After another month abroad, Edgeworth set off from Borginia back to Los Angeles on iFly Airlines Flight I-390. The plane entered into some turbulence, and Edgeworth fainted from it. When he woke up, he opened the elevator in the plane to find the corpse of fellow passenger Akbey Hicks. Flight attendant Rhoda Teneiro discovered a shocked Edgeworth holding Hicks's wallet, and he became the prime suspect. After convincing Teneiro that he was innocent, he gained permission from the plane's captain to investigate the murder under Teneiro's supervision until the plane touched down.

Edgeworth met Gumshoe and Franziska at Hope Springs Airport. Franziska told him that she was working with Interpol to combat an international smuggling ring, and that Hicks had been an Interpol agent who had been investigating Flight I-390. As Edgeworth found more evidence to clear his name, the blame shifted to Teneiro. Edgeworth eventually investigated the plane's cargo hold as the true scene of the crime, and he found that a valuable statue had been switched with a fake. Edgeworth eventually concluded that another flight attendant, Cammy Meele, was a member of the smuggling ring, and that Hicks' snooping had forced her to kill him.

A kidnappingEdit

Main article: The Kidnapped Turnabout

The next day, Edgeworth was thrown into a kidnapping plot, with Ernest Amano's son Lance being the one kidnapped. As Edgeworth was delivering the ransom money to the kidnappers at Gatewater Land, he was captured himself. Kay Faraday, now much older, found Edgeworth and released him, although neither he nor Gumshoe recognized her at first. Meanwhile, Interpol Agent Shi-Long Lang took over the investigation of the kidnapping, and the Criminal Affairs Department was assigned to help him, so Kay filled Gumshoe's role as Edgeworth's investigative partner. Edgeworth locked horns with Lang on several occasions as the agent repeatedly tried to stymie Edgeworth's investigation, believing him to be just another corrupt prosecutor.

As Edgeworth ran into several familiar faces, the kidnapping investigation became a murder investigation, and it turned out that the kidnapping had been staged. When Lance fell under suspicion as the killer, Ernest stepped in and tried to obstruct the investigation by buying the haunted house, the scene of the crime. However, with the help of Kay's Little Thief device, Edgeworth revealed the truth behind the murder and the kidnapping. The victim, Oliver Deacon, whose real name was Colin Devorae, had suddenly attacked Lance during the ransom delivery, and Lance had been forced to kill him. Ernest was arrested for obstruction of justice, and Lang revealed that Ernest had been his real target all along, for he was involved with the smuggling ring. After a little prompting from Kay, Edgeworth and Gumshoe remembered their previous meeting.

An intruderEdit

Main article: Turnabout Visitor

That night, Edgeworth returned to his office to find the body of detective Buddy Faith. He briefly encountered a mysterious gunman, who fled after the discovery. Officers soon arrived at the scene, and Edgeworth started investigating with Gumshoe, only to find that court records from the KG-8 Incident had been taken. Edgeworth eventually discovered that the real killer was Buddy's partner, prosecutor Jacques Portsman, who had attempted to steal a video from Edgeworth's office. However, the identity of the other intruder remained unknown. A black raven card was also found, which Edgeworth and Gumshoe recognized as the mark of the Yatagarasu.

A new creedEdit

Main article: Turnabout Ablaze

The next day, a Yatagarasu card appeared at the joint Allebahstian and Babahlese embassy, indicating that the Yatagarasu had returned and was about to strike the embassies during a goodwill event. Edgeworth, Kay, and Gumshoe attended the event in anticipation, and eventually several incidents occurred. The Babahlese Embassy experienced two fires; Manny Coachen was stabbed to death; the Yatagarasu's shadow appeared in the Allebahstian Embassy's rose garden; and a thief was killed in Allebahstian Ambassador Quercus Alba's office. Edgeworth gave himself the legal privilege to investigate these incidents by placing himself under Franziska's command (much to her glee), effectively making him a part of Interpol's investigation of the incidents.

Edgeworth eventually found himself confronting Shi-Long Lang's top subordinate, Shih-na, who turned out to be the woman previously calling herself "Calisto Yew", and that she had assisted in the murders by setting the fires. Edgeworth then figured out that she had not been the only "Yatagarasu"; the Yatagarasu had actually been a three-person operation also consisting of Tyrell Badd and Byrne Faraday, though "Yew" had been a mole working for the smuggling ring. Badd then gave Edgeworth the stolen KG-8 evidence that the detective had taken from Ernest Amano, as well as the directives card that had ordered Coachen to kill Cece Yew.

Edgeworth and Lang then confronted Quercus Alba as the culprit in both of the murders, as well as the leader of the smuggling ring. Edgeworth had a crisis of conscience concerning presenting Badd's evidence, which was illegal. However, Edgeworth decided that this apparent limitation of the law was humanly imposed, and that he would have to go beyond this limitation. Cornered, Alba invoked his right as an ambassador to stand trial in his own country, but Lang called the imperial household of Allebahst and used the evidence that Edgeworth had found to convince the household to strip Alba of his ambassadorship. After a long and grueling argument, and with the help of Gumshoe, Kay, Larry Butz, and Wendy Oldbag, Edgeworth finally took down the leader of the smuggling ring and brought him to the American courts to pay for his crimes.

The two pathsEdit


Main article: Gyakuten Kenji 2

Return to Gourd LakeEdit

Main article: Turnabout Target
GK2 arrival

Arriving at the scene of the crime.

A week later, Teikun Ō, the president of Zheng Fa, arrived at Gourd Lake where he greeted the cheering crowd and gave a speech thanking the country for their help in taking down the smuggling ring. The speech was abruptly cut short when the president was shot. Edgeworth was called to investigate by the Chief Prosecutor himself, with the assistance of detective Gumshoe. In the crowd, they also met Kay Faraday who had been watching the speech. She provided multiple photos of the incident.

Edgeworth confronted the main suspect, an ice cream salesman by the name of John Doe. The suspicion soon shifted onto the reporter Mikiko Hayami, due to her incriminating tape recording of the incident. However, they were interrupted by Manosuke Naitō, the bodyguard second-in-command. He brought news that the president was safe and the head bodyguard Gai Tojiro got killed instead. He also wanted the Zheng Fa police to take over the investigation, but Doe dropped his disguise, revealing himself to be the infamous assassin Shelly de Killer. He insisted that Naitō (at knife-point) take them to the president's private jet and let Edgeworth investigate. De Killer, having tried to assassinate the president previously, tried to summon the president by threatening Naitō, but fled when he realized the man was too cowardly to show himself.

The president himself appeared shortly afterwards, wanting to take away investigative authority from Edgeworth. However, Edgeworth argued that the president's extraterritoriality right didn't apply in this instance, as the crime had happened outside the plane on American soil. The prosecutor went on to prove that the Gourd Lake assassination attempt on Ō's life was faked, as which the man shamefully admitted. Naitō objected that there still was the matter of Tojiro's death, blaming Hayami for it. In the confrontation, Edgeworth proved Naitō himself was the murderer, as he had killed Tojiro out of jealousy for the latter's superior skills.

The defense attorney's assistantEdit

Main article: The Imprisoned Turnabout

Two days later, Edgeworth visited the detention center to see Naitō, as he was assigned to prosecute his case. Unfortunately, it soon transpired that Naitō himself had been murdered in the prison. At the crime scene, he met Tateyuki Shigaraki, a former assistant of his father and owner of Edgeworth Law Offices who was to be Naitō's defense attorney. Shigaraki showed great disdain towards Edgeworth, whom he felt had betrayed Gregory by becoming Manfred von Karma's pupil (even going as far to purposefully "mistake" Edgeworth for Manfred von Karma). Their investigation was cut short by the appearance of the judge Hakari Mikagami and Yumihiko Ichiyanagi, a rookie prosecutor. Mikagami told Edgeworth he was under the scrutiny of the Prosecutorial Investigation Committee for boarding the president's plane, which was protected by extraterritorial rights, and for ordering a search of the president's officials. She told him that Ichiyanagi was to take his place as the prosecutor in charge of the case, meaning that Gumshoe was under his command. Edgeworth reluctantly agreed (much to Gumshoe's dismay).

Still determined to find the truth, Edgeworth became Shigaraki's assistant. He helped to clear the name of his client, Sōta Sarushiro, an animal trainer working for the Berry Big Circus and Naitō's childhood friend. Sarushiro and Regina Berry were called to perform an animal show as part of the prison's special therapy methodology. During his investigation, Edgeworth confronted multiple inmates, among them Ryōken Hōinbō, a dangerous assassin whose case he had previously prosecuted, and Shūji Orinaka who attempt to escape while Edgeworth was at the prison was thwarted by the prosecutor. In the end, he discovered that the murderer was Marī Miwa, the prison director herself. Apparently she was threatened by Hōinbō and she mistook Naitō for one of his underlings, so she killed him before he could do the same to her.

IS-7 resolutionEdit

Main article: The Inherited Turnabout

Some days later, Edgeworth and Shigaraki arrived at the 12 Constellations Art Gallery. Shigaraki had regained his faith in him, and so he told Edgeworth about the IS-7 Incident which happened there 18 years ago. The case was left unsolved because of the DL-6 Incident, which was directly caused by the IS-7 Incident. The case began with a younger Shigaraki helping Gregory Edgeworth to investigate the murder of Isaku Hyōdō, a relatively unknown pastry chef. The main suspect was Issei Tenkai, a celebrity chef and the star of the musical cookery television show Dansweets. With detective Tyrell Badd's assistance, they found out that Hyōdō's body was missing, which meant that the autopsy results were faked. Gregory confronted Manfred von Karma over this fact, which eventually lead to the prosecutor's first and only penalty in court. But von Karma interrogated Tenkai day and night until he confessed to being an accomplice in murder. Gregory was murdered later that day and the case was left unsolved.

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Edgeworth and Shigaraki.

The reminiscing was interrupted when they found out that someone had attempted to poison Yutaka Kazami, who coincidentally was one of the witnesses in the IS-7 Incident. Since he was found at the scene, the prime suspect was initially Larry Butz, who, once again under the name "Laurice Deauxnim", had returned to his artistic career. What is more, they found a preserved body in the fountain which was identified as Hyōdō's. Edgeworth confronted Mikagami and Ichiyanagi again. He proved Butz's innocence and found out that the person behind the poisoning and the body was Tsukasa Oyashiki, the director of the gallery and former program partner of Tenkai. However, he also revealed the truth behind her actions; she wanted to lure Kazami, who she believed was the true culprit of the IS-7 Incident, and so she set a trap for him. Edgeworth convinced him that he had nothing to lose by testifying since the case happened more than 15 years ago. When Kazami used this as his last defense, Edgeworth crushed him by saying that the statue of limitations still hadn't run out, because Kazami fled from the country after the incident, prolonging it by three additional years. Thereby, he solved the IS-7 Incident and proved Tenkai's innocence. Oyashiki was still charged for manipulating the crime scene, but she was glad that Tenkai would finally go free.

ResignationEdit

Main article: The Forgotten Turnabout
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Edgeworth being evaluated.

Two days later, Edgeworth was being evaluated by the Committee for acts of "aggressive investigation". The next day, while waiting for the results with Gumshoe in his office, he found out that Faraday had been found injured in the Big Tower and was suffering severe amnesia, forgetting even her own name and adopting a far more meek and quiet personality. When he tried to help her regain her memories, the group got caught up in an another murder. A defense attorney by the name of Tsubasa Kagome was killed in the Committee's deliberation room. Faraday immediately became the main suspect due to letters she apparently exchanged with the victim and that her promise notebook which was found next to the victim. When Edgeworth tried to defend her, Mikagami and Bansai Ichiyanagi, the Committee's leader, threatened him with the loss of his badge if he kept resisting. Edgeworth responded by placing his badge on the table and resigning as a prosecutor if it would prevent him from finding the truth. Faraday felt guilty about this and ran away.

Later that day, Shigaraki approached him in his office and offered him help with Faraday's case. They found her hiding on the Big Tower observation deck, as she was being searched for by the police as a fugitive. Together, the group found a hidden evidence room in the 51st floor of the building. There Edgeworth met Lotta Hart who told them about a secret auction she witnessed when hidden in the room. An elevator brought them down to the deliberation room where they were discovered by Bansai Ichiyanagi and the police. Franziska von Karma, following a lead from Interpol about a group selling past evidence on the black market, briefly interrupted them and provided her own version of what happened in the case. Mikagami and Bansai intervened during the confrontation. They took Faraday, who was convinced of her own guilt, and arrested Edgeworth for aiding a fugitive and conducting an illegal investigation.

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Returning the notebook.

The next day, Edgeworth was visited first briefly by Mikagami, who wanted to know the reason behind his reckless actions, and then by Faraday with Bansai Ichiyanagi. Edgeworth talked with Bansai about the reason behind her arrest, with the latter eventually admitting that he forced Faraday's arrest, even though he knew she was not the real criminal. Afterwards, Edgeworth was called in front of the Committee again. In the confrontation with Mikagami, he pointed out that the autopsy report had been manipulated. He then discovered that it was the fault of the coroner's granddaughter, nurse Tōko Mutō, and then proceeded to reveal that she was an accomplice in the incident. With her testimony and the help of Mikagami, who turned against Bansai when he wanted to end the cross-examination, Edgeworth managed to prove that Bansai was both the man behind the illegal auction and the murderer of Kagome. With the case solved and Faraday's innocence proved, Mikagami returned the promise notebook, which had been held as evidence. Edgeworth then gave the notebook to Faraday, which helped her regain her memories. Recalling the events that had led to her ordeal, she told him about how she had been drugged and abducted from Gourd Lake to the top of the Big Tower by an unknown assailant.

However, the case was still not over: Edgeworth received a call from Shelly de Killer via a transceiver in the evidence room, and De Killer hinted to the prosecutor that there was a mastermind behind all the events who was still at large.

The mastermindEdit

Main article: The Grand Turnabout

On the same day, Edgeworth and Faraday met Penny Nichols in front of the building, who asked them for help. The body of Teikun Ō had been found at a nearby Global Studios filming set, with Shi-Long Lang next to it, devastated. After some preliminary investigation, it seemed like the body was crushed under a broken off Borumosu head. Edgeworth also met Shimon Aizawa, a teenage actor who starred in the movie. He then briefly confronted Lang, who accused Hakari Mikagami, since she was apparently the last one to see the president alive. She was in the trial of Miwa at the time, so the group left the scene. The prosecutor for said case was Franziska von Karma, facing against Tateyuki Shigaraki as the defense. The trial didn't proceed very far due to the evidence against Miwa disappearing, along with Mikagami acting oddly. Edgeworth found out that Aizawa, who was her adopted son, had been kidnapped, with Bansai Ichiyanagi threatening to kill him if she wouldn't give the verdict he wanted. Edgeworth and Faraday vowed that they would get Aizawa back in time for the trial. In Bansai's garage, Edgeworth discovered that the men Bansai had sent to capture Aizawa had instead accidentally kidnapped his own son, Yumihiko Ichiyanagi.

Because Edgeworth had snapped at him in the previous case, Gumshoe acted uneasy and avoided him. Edgeworth apologized, and asked for Gumshoe's forgiveness with a bow. The detective soon forgave him and vowed to help him find Aizawa, allowing Mikagami to continue the trial of Miwa in an unbiased manner. In the meantime, Yumihiko found the evidence against Miwa which his father threw away and gathered the strength to face him in court. Lang then announced that the case still wasn't over and continued with his accusation of Mikagami, creating his own theory that she and Aizawa were accomplices. Edgeworth managed to debunk his theories and instead shifted the focus that the murder may have had something to do with an incident that linked Bansai and Miwa that Lang had mentioned earlier in court - the SS-5 Incident. With the help of Faraday's Little Thief, they recreated the orphanage where the incident occurred in the filming lot. Edgeworth solved the incident and then proceeded to confront Ryōken Hōinbō, who had recently escaped from jail and unexpectedly turned up right in front of them. It was then that Edgeworth realized the identity of the mastermind whom Hōinbō was trying to protect - Sōta Sarushiro.

Edgeworth then confronted Sarushiro in the circus, who cast off his meek persona to reveal his true self; confident and arrogant. Thanks to a letter which had arrived that day, Edgeworth managed to prove a connection between him, Hōinbō, and Naitō, thereby tying him to Naitō's murder since Miwa had been manipulated into thinking he was associated with the assassin. Sarushiro told him that he wanted revenge, blaming Naitō for the death of his father, Hyōdō. Edgeworth revealed that he had made a mistake - he was actually the son of the killer, Kazami. This briefly shocked Sarushiro, but he laughed it off and admitted that he was the mastermind behind almost every incident in Edgeworth's recent cases. However, he denied murdering the "president" (who it transpired was actually a body double who replaced the real Ō after he had been murdered during the SS-5 Incident). Edgeworth eventually proved that it was indeed Sarushiro who killed him, on the same day that he had abducted Faraday. The connection was finally proven by traces of the rare flowers the "president" was holding at the time on Sarushiro's balloon, finally bringing him to justice.

His choiceEdit

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Edgeworth's choice.

A day after bringing Sarushiro, Edgeworth met up with Gumshoe, Kay, Tateyuki, and Mikagami in the Committee's deliberation room. Edgeworth told them that he was reflecting on what had happened and how it made him decide his path. He realized that his goal was finding the truth as a prosecutor, because he understood Sarushiro would never have done all he had if his faith in the law system hadn't been crushed by corrupt individuals like Bansai Ichiyanagi and Miwa. With that, Mikagami gave him his badge back and Edgeworth was a prosecutor once more.

As Chief ProsecutorEdit

Main article: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies
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Chief Prosecutor Miles Edgeworth.

Miles Edgeworth
I trust you've been well, Wright.

At some point after Sarushiro's arrest, Edgeworth was promoted to Chief Prosecutor. In October 2020, Edgeworth and his office was dealt a blow when the rookie prosecutor Simon Blackquill was accused and convicted of murder. His confession, combined with Wright's disbarment for using forged evidence a year earlier, helped to spark the so-called "dark age of the law," which despite Edgeworth's efforts, only grew worse as time passed.

Once Wright cleared his name and recruited Athena Cykes to his office, Edgeworth saw his chance. He asked Wright to come back to the world of law in order to help him clear Blackquill's name and end the dark age of the law for good. By pulling enough strings, he was able to allow Wright to pass his bar exam without any problems.

UR-1 retrialEdit

Main article: Turnabout for Tomorrow

Due to Cykes' indictment as the culprit in the UR-1 Incident, Edgeworth agreed to assist in the investigation and proceedings of the case. He appeared at the Cosmos Space Center while Wright was investigating the robotics lab to supply his childhood friend with information. Edgeworth began their conversation with an apology for not helping Wright during his disbarment.

During the forced retrial of the case, Edgeworth fought opposite his old rival in the ruined remains of Courtroom No. 4, pushing against every point Wright raised up in their pursuit of the truth. Wright eventually proved both Cykes and Blackquill innocent of all charges. Edgeworth declared Blackquill a free man, unlocked his shackles, and permitted him to take over as prosecutor while he continued his own investigations. Edgeworth would later return after investigating Wright's suspicions about Detective Bobby Fulbright, to reveal that the detective had been deceased for a year, making the man everyone knew as "Bobby Fulbright" an impostor. Wright went on to prove that said individual was none other than the elusive international spy known as "the phantom", as well as the true culprit of both the UR-1 Incident and the murder of Clay Terran.

Thanks to Wright's efforts in clearing Blackquill's name, the "dark age of the law" began to come to an end. However, there was still plenty of work for Edgeworth to do in order to end the corruption rife within the prosecutor's office, which included speaking to Prosecutor Gaspen Payne about his questionable tactics in court, much to the latter's horror.

PersonalityEdit

Miles Edgeworth
The reason for my eagerness is my want to pursue the truth, and my want to believe in the strength of those who use the power of the law for good. As someone who has chosen to live my life as a prosecutor... that is my new creed.
Turnabout Ablaze


Edgeworth is typically seen as a snob due to his skeptical, ruthless, and generally aloof nature that differs little between everyday life and the courtroom. However, he has a strong sense of right and wrong, and acts only in ways that he believes are fair and just. He is also shown to care deeply for those he considers friends, going to great lengths to assist them when he believes they require it. For example, he chartered a private jet to come to Wright's aid when the defense attorney was in desperate need of his aid. Generally, Edgeworth is calm and level-headed when talking with people, although he does tend to come off as a little cold and, sometimes, rather condescending. Edgeworth is also very insecure in general and hates showing his weaknesses. He may have an allergy to pollen.[1]

In court, Edgeworth usually has the trial precisely planned out, normally ensuring his victory. Because of this, he tends to become easily ruffled with anything that does not conform to his plan. In particular, he tries to stick to standard courtroom proceedings, trying to make the witnesses state their names and professions, although he regularly has a great deal of difficulty with this task due to the often rather eccentric characters called as witnesses in his cases.

Edgeworth does seem to have difficulties with some names; referring to the Global Studios mascot "Mr. Monkey" as "Mrs. Monkey", calling Psyche-Locks "Psycholocks", and referring to the robot Ponco by the name "Panko", despite the latter's numerous attempts at correcting him.

ProgressionEdit

Miles Edgeworth
However. In retrospect, it would have been better had we not met. Thanks to you, I am saddled with unnecessary... feelings.
Phoenix Wright
Unnecessary feelings?
Miles Edgeworth
Yes. Unease... and uncertainty.
Phoenix Wright
Aren't those kind of necessary?
Turnabout Samurai
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Edgeworth in 2012.

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Edgeworth in 2027.

Before facing Phoenix Wright in court, Edgeworth had a perfect win record. He was relentless in his in-court tactics, doing almost anything to maintain his win record. Despite this, he still maintained a sort of moral code and never intentionally used forged evidence. His rationale was that he could not possibly know with certainty whether any defendant was guilty or not. He despised criminals, so getting every defendant declared guilty was his way of guaranteeing that the criminals he encountered got what they deserved. Ultimately, however, he was driven by his selfish desire to win.

Edgeworth's encounters with Phoenix Wright changed him radically. He left America in an attempt to make sense of everything that had happened to him, and to figure out what being a prosecutor truly meant. After his return, Edgeworth became a valuable ally to Wright, challenging him to figure out what it truly meant to be a defense attorney in one of Wright's darkest and most vulnerable moments. Once, when Wright was incapacitated, Edgeworth went as far as to charter a private jet from Europe to the States, as well as arrange an incoming trial to have a stand-in judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney (himself) for the first day while Wright recovered. 

After spending some time pondering what being a prosecutor meant, Edgeworth decided that his win record no longer mattered and that instead what was important was the truth. To this end, he developed an extreme determination to find the truth, at one point callously revealing the background of a witness to get her to testify. In fact, Edgeworth's pursuit of the truth above all else has, on more than one occasion, caused him to join in on cross-examinations against his own witnesses, actually teaming up with the defending attorney in order to pry the truth from the witness. Edgeworth's attitude toward investigations is subtly different from Wright's in that Edgeworth is more focused on the truth and letting the rightful consequences for wrongful suspects come about naturally from the truth. Nonetheless, Edgeworth has drawn inspiration from Wright's audacity in hopeless situations in several of his own tight spots.

SocialEdit

Dick Gumshoe
... Y'know... I don't know what to believe anymore. Sure, Mr. Edgeworth's human like you or me. Still... I get the feeling that if he'd done something wrong, he wouldn't go hiding it. That's just the kind of guy he is. Why can't anyone else see that?
Turnabout Goodbyes

Much of Edgeworth's personality can be traced back to his upbringing. The DL-6 Incident left him with a fear of earthquakes (seismophobia) and elevators, as well as suffering recurring nightmares about the incident, and the thought that he might have been the killer haunted him for 15 long years. The nightmares ceased to occur after the incident was resolved. Edgeworth's reactions to earthquakes, or similar circumstances such as air turbulence, range from shortness of breath from a tremor to sobbing and curling up into a ball or even fainting, which are probably involuntary reactions based on what had happened during the DL-6 Incident.

Edgeworth has a certain lack of social skills and tact, possibly due to his upbringing by the hardly empathic Manfred von Karma. His expressions of jubilation come out rather awkwardly, and he prefers to be alone in general and resists other people's attempts to get involved with his problems. His awkwardness is to the point that if uncomfortable enough, he will flee the scene, as shown by his reaction to Kay and Gumshoe trying to take a picture with him. Even so, Edgeworth does care about his friends. When Franziska von Karma was shot, he sent her to the Hotti Clinic. When Edgeworth asked Gumshoe to take care of Kay, she said that Edgeworth acted like a father.

When someone looks at him, he glares back, which intimidates most people; he was taught as a child to do so. Edgeworth does respect his colleagues greatly, but he is not always aware that he is being cruel or even that he is glaring. In addition, the revelation that Misty Fey was a fraud caused Edgeworth to become an extreme skeptic of the occult, even after she was revealed not to have been a fraud after all.

Edgeworth has a good number of admirers, the main one being Wendy Oldbag, who calls him "Edgey-poo" amongst other unwanted pet names. Bikini also found Edgeworth "handsome" and forgave him easily. Rhoda Teneiro and Lauren Paups also seem to have been attracted to him, feelings of which Edgeworth himself was largely, if not entirely, unaware. Indeed, Detective Gumshoe commented on Edgeworth's apparent ignorance of his own appeal to women, prompting Edgeworth to remark, "D-Do I really inspire this sort of frothing desire from the female masses?" Shi-Long Lang occasionally referred to Edgeworth as "pretty-boy", although this is far more likely to just be a way for him to irritate the prosecutor. Franziska von Karma once called him her cute little subordinate, but she was most likely teasing him. Ema Skye is also suggested to have had a crush on him in her teenage years, which hadn't completely vanished even in adulthood.

Edgeworth is fond of drinking tea and playing chess; he frequently has tea delivered to him from the Gatewater Hotel and has a chessboard set up in his office. His chessboard is unusual in that, rather than the traditional black and white game pieces, Edgeworth's chess set is red and blue. While examining Edgeworth's office during the Bruce Goodman murder investigation, Phoenix Wright noticed that the red knights on the chessboard were all carrying swords with pointy "edges" while the blue pawns had "spiky hair" (a subtle reference to Wright and Edgeworth's courtroom rivalry, though Wright quickly dismissed the thought).

During the trial of Athena Cykes, Edgeworth mentions that Phoenix's adopted daughter Trucy managed to squeeze herself into a small box during one of her performances, implying that the now Chief Prosecutor had been along to see one of Trucy's magic shows at least once.

On rewards and accomplishmentsEdit

As a child, Edgeworth was seen to be a very bright pupil and was praised for his various activities in school. However, he broke down into tears when he failed at a task (such as his attempt at origami),[2] and went to great lengths to ensure that his next attempt was successful. However, Edgeworth has generally hated the limelight, often trying to credit other people or circumstances for his accomplishments and seeing no value in awards or trophies. Despite being named the "King of Prosecutors" in 2017, he scoffed at the commendation and merely saw the award as a trinket that would fill space on his shelf. Edgeworth has insisted on some occasions (notably Will Powers's murder trial) that the truth was bound to come out, and that he was merely a vessel through which the court came upon the truth.

Home lifeEdit

Being a very successful prosecutor who was raised by another very successful prosecutor, Edgeworth is quite well-off. He drives a red sports car to work (an imported Alfa Romeo GTV) and it is insinuated that he lives in a mansion, and this shows in his high-class tendencies. Edgeworth is believed to own a large dog named Pesu, to which Edgeworth has a deep emotional attachment, talking to the dog and even sometimes putting his cravat around its neck.

Steel SamuraiEdit

Although he generally doesn't like to admit it, Edgeworth is an avid Steel Samurai fan, even displaying a Steel Samurai figure in his office despite not being a fan of the sender, and seeming to know quite a bit on the subject. Despite acknowledging that it is a show meant for children, he enjoys the series' plot and high production values. When Will Powers, the actor who played the Steel Samurai, was acquitted of murder, Edgeworth told Powers that he was a fan of his work, although Wright believed that he was lying. During one of his flights back home, he was secretly reading a Steel Samurai manga hidden between the pages of one of his law books.

The nature of his admiration for the show became less subtle during the Allebahstian and Babahlese Embassy goodwill event, in which he got an autograph from the Steel Samurai. He was crushed when he found out that it was Butz under the helmet, later shouting at him, "You will never be the true Steel Samurai!" While investigating the event, Edgeworth revealed a rather extensive knowledge of The Steel Samurai, for which Franziska von Karma was all too eager to mock him. During his battle of wits against Quercus Alba, analogies were repeatedly made between Alba and the Evil Magistrate, the Steel Samurai's archnemesis. Edgeworth did not resent the implication that he was the "Steel Samurai" of the analogy. Eventually, when Alba insisted that he remained in the theater to watch the full duration of the show - claiming to be an avid fan - Edgeworth angrily told Alba off, declaring that he would never acknowledge Alba as a Steel Samurai fan.

NameEdit

  • The name "Miles" comes from the Latin word for a soldier.
  • "Edgeworth" may come from "edge of a sword", just like his Japanese surname "Mitsurugi" (御剣), which contains the kanji for sword. This may be a reference to both Gregory and Miles Edgeworth having sharp minds and being "worthy" opponents for Manfred von Karma and Phoenix Wright, respectively.
  • "Reiji" (怜侍) comes from the kanji for "cleverness".

DevelopmentEdit

  • In Edgeworth's original design, he was going to be a 36 year-old veteran prosecutor, but the staff decided that was not interesting enough as a rival. When Shu Takumi saw the second version of the character, he was struck with inspiration and created the back story between him and Wright.
  • The younger Miles Edgeworth's suit bears a strong resemblance to Manfred von Karma's suit design. He would also mimick several of von Karma's gestures such as folding his arms and rocking his finger back and forth in a similar manner. This is likely intended to show the veteran prosecutor's influence on him.
  • The older Edgeworth in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies went through many iterations. In the first design, he had large frills that went down to his thighs. In other designs, he had grown facial hair. In the end, Edgeworth retained an "elegant" look, with rolled back sleeves and vest, and sporting a longer coat and a pair of glasses,[3] appearing more like his father.

Character shiftEdit

According to Shu Takumi[4], Edgeworth was difficult to develop as a character compared to Wright. Edgeworth's character really came together once Takumi decided he would be rich. In the original game, Takumi designed Edgeworth to be an unlikable and tragic character. This is seen in Manfred von Karma raising Edgeworth to be a prosecutor and then prosecuting him for murder, just to have his revenge against Gregory Edgeworth. After the first game, when Takumi saw a comic depicting Edgeworth liking the Steel Samurai, he decided that a more likable Edgeworth would be "cuter", and so Edgeworth was fleshed out into the valuable friend and ally seen in Farewell, My Turnabout and Bridge to the Turnabout.

Other mediaEdit

  • Both Wright and Edgeworth make a cameo appearance in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, namely during She-Hulk's ending. In said ending, Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk's alter-ego) becomes the host of a courtroom reality series entitled "Jen's Justice", which co-stars Wright and Edgeworth. When she accidentally smashes the judge's bench with her gavel, both lawyers can be seen hugging each other in fear. The ending can be seen here.
  • In Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Wright has a number of alternative costumes he can wear, the color schemes of which are all references to other characters. One of the choices is based on the color scheme of Edgeworth's outfit. Edgeworth also appears, along with Franziska von Karma and Godot, as cards in the game's "Heroes and Heralds Mode". Wright's post-victory line to Firebrand ("You may be a demon, but at least you're not a Demon Prosecutor. I've met enough of those for a lifetime!") references Edgeworth's "Demon Attorney" nickname.
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Edgeworth's cameo appearance in Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.

  • In the crossover title Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Edgeworth makes a cameo appearance during the epilogue, where he is seen facing off against Wright in court after he and Maya return to Los Angeles from their exchange to London.
  • Edgeworth makes a name-only cameo in Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki, with a woman telling a policeman that "Prosecutor Edgeworth" stated there wasn't enough evidence to incriminate an assassin called Geki, who was subsequently set free. The respective panel can be seen here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Edgeworth: R-refreshing?! And what is so refreshing about a spring breeze?!
    Phoenix: (Sounds like the pollen is not treating him well this year...)
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All. Capcom. Episode: Farewell, My Turnabout (in English). 2007.
  2. Larry: Oh, yeah... You were never any good at it.
    Gumshoe: Really?
    Larry:Yeah, this guy was so bad, he couldn't even fold a dollar, let alone a crane. Everyone tried to comfort him, but he would just sit there sobbing.
    Gumshoe:Really? I never would have expected that.
    Edgeworth: Be quiet already! I'll never forget the shame of that day!
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations. Capcom. Episode: Bridge to the Turnabout (in English). 2007.
  3. SeanHK (2013-07-20). Translated Famitsu Interview w/Producer Motohide Eshiro (Original source). Court Records (Famitsu). Retrieved on 2013-07-20.
  4. Gyakuten Saiban Guidebook.

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