|Japanese name*||ミサイル (Misairu)|
|Age during debut||Unknown|
|Friends||Dick Gumshoe (Trainer/Handler)|
|Affiliates||Police department |
Phoenix Wright (Borrower)
Maya Fey (Borrower)
Larry Butz (Victim)
Franziska von Karma (Borrower)
|Debut episode||Turnabout Goodbyes|
|...the dog Detective Gumshoe takes care of just up and ate a Samurai Dog earlier as well. Poor little dog, slowly coming to resemble his handler.|
- Main article: Turnabout Goodbyes
During his investigation into the murder of Robert Hammond, Phoenix Wright was forced to search for Gourdy at Gourd Lake in order to convince Lotta Hart to give up information that she had on the case. Along with Maya Fey, Wright went to see Detective Gumshoe for assistance. Since the defendant was Miles Edgeworth, Gumshoe was only too pleased to help. He offered three things for the pair to use: a metal detector, a fishing pole and Missile.
- The canonicity of this section is unclear, since the player doesn't have to take Missile.
Taking Missile, Wright began to investigate Gourd Lake. Missile stayed quiet until they reached the Samurai Dog stand of Larry Butz, at which point Missile leaped into action. By the end of Missile's rampage, Butz's stand had been completely cleared of its hot dogs, whilst its distraught owner looked on. Wright decided to take Missile back to Gumshoe at this point. Although the fishing pole proved to be just as useless, the metal detector did provide a valuable clue to "Gourdy"'s true identity. The metal detector was also instrumental in proving Manfred von Karma to be the true villain of the case.
Murder at an embassyEdit
- Main article: Turnabout Ablaze
While Miles Edgeworth was searching for clues in the Ambassador's Office of the Allebahstian Embassy, Franziska von Karma brought in Missile. Missile used his superior sense of smell to find Samurai Dogs hidden in the fireplace, which were promptly eaten. By chance, the same fireplace also had Wendy Oldbag's clothes hidden inside, which turned out to be a valuable clue.
Murder in a prisonEdit
Main article:The Imprisoned Turnabout
During the investigation of Edgeworth in a prison for the murder of Manosuke Naitō, Missile once again used his sense of smell to find an underground escape tunnel in a prisoner's cell which once again turned out to be an important clue in finding the real murderer.
Missile has a great liking for Samurai Dogs and seems to base a great deal of his behaviour around finding and eating them. Maya Fey and Shi-Long Lang find him cute, whereas Larry Butz thinks nothing of the little monster, especially after the massacre of his Samurai Dogs.
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3Edit
Missile appears in the fighting game Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 as Wright's command throw. As one of Wright's assist attacks, Missile is sent charging forward low to the ground damaging anyone he comes into contact with, and in both of Wright's throws he charges in from either side of the screen (depending on the direction of the throw) to hit the enemy just as Wright dodges to the side.
Missile also changes his color scheme depending on the costume Wright is wearing (as does Maya Fey, who also appears as some of Wright's attacks). Each alternative color scheme is based on those of Amaterasu, a canine character who is originally from the action-adventure game Ōkami and is another Capcom fighter in the game. Three of the Amaterasu color schemes themselves may be based on some of the Canine Warriors from Ōkami, namely Gi/Take (blue/grey), Chu/Hayabusa (dark brown), and Jin/Ume (pink). The stone-like color scheme appears to be based on Amaterasu's appearance if the ninth "karmic transformer" item earned from beating Ōkami is used.
Each character in the game was also given a downloadable costume that more extensively changes the character's appearance. For Wright, this is his "Feenie" outfit from his time at college, while Missile's corresponding color scheme is based on Amaterasu's downloadable costume, which is itself based on Jon Talbain, a werewolf character from Capcom's Darkstalkers series.
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective also features a dog called Missile (although this version is a Pomeranian breed and one of the main supporting characters). This is very likely meant to be a nod to the Ace Attorney series, as Shu Takumi, the main developer of Ghost Trick, is also the main developer of the core games of the Ace Attorney series.