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Secret Weapon No. 1*

One-off nicknames

Occupation K-9 police dog
Names in other languages
Japanese* ミサイル (Misairu)
French Missile
German Rakete
Spanish Proyectil
Italian Missile
Biological information
Designated birth year(s)? Unknown
Age Unknown
Status* Alive (March 2019)
Eye color Black
Hair color Tan
Height* ??? cm
Family None mentioned
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
Turnabout Goodbyes

Missile is a Shiba Inu breed K-9 police dog with the Los Angeles Police Department. Detective Dick Gumshoe is in charge of the dog's care.

"Helping" WrightEdit

Main article: Turnabout Goodbyes
Maya Fey
Hey, he's cute! Look, Nick! Cute dog!
Phoenix Wright
(A cute dog... And this will help us... how?)
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.)
Angry 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

Missile at the Cohdopian Embassy.

Miles Edgeworth
Poor little dog, slowly coming to resemble his handler.
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


At the prison.

Main article: The Imprisoned Turnabout

During Edgeworth's investigation into the murder of Manosuke Naitō at the local prison, Missile's sense of smell was once again called upon. The dog's nose soon led the team to a hidden underground escape tunnel in a prisoner's cell, which turned out to be an important clue in solving the case.


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, as did Larry Butz, at least until the "mutt" ate all his Samurai Dogs.



The Missile from Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective.

While Missile's name may be in reference to the way in which he acts like a self-guided weapon upon smelling Samurai Dogs, he is more likely named after core developer Shu Takumi's real-life pet Pomeranian[1]. This is strengthened by the fact that the Pomeranian in the Takumi-developed Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective was also named Missile.

Other mediaEdit

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.[2]

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.[3] 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.


  1. Shu Takumi's Twitter. Accessed on 2015-03-31.
  2. UMvC3: Phoenix Wright officially revealed. Accessed on 2011-10-13.
  3. UMvC3: Phoenix's alt colors revealed. Accessed on 2011-10-19.

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