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Phony Phanty
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Occupation Mascot
Names in other languages
Japanese (romanization written with the given name first) ねつゾウくん (Netsuzō-kun)
Biological information
(this is for age comparison purposes, and so may look odd; click on the question mark for details)? c. 2027
(as recorded in court record profiles and case files) Unknown
Status (last known) Active
Eye color Black, with yellow sclera
Hair color Red
Height (from official guidebooks) ??? cm
Family Bum Rap Rhiny ("brother")
Friends None mentioned
Affiliates None mentioned
Debut episode Turnabout Countdown
He's the mascot for a campaign to eliminate false evidence and charges, is he not?
Gaspen Payne
Exactly. His motto is "Phony Evidence is just Trunked Up!"
Athena Cykes
(That's so wrong on so many levels.)

Phony Phanty is a red anthropomorphic elephant mascot used as part of a campaign set up to combat fabricated evidence in the courtroom during the so-called "dark age of the law". Another mascot, a blue anthropomorphic rhinoceros called Bum Rap Rhiny, was created to raise awareness of false accusations within the legal system. The two mascots are brothers.[1]


  • The Japanese name for the mascot, Netsuzō-kun, comes from "Netsuzō" (捏造), which means "fabrication" or "forgery". While the "" (象) in the name means "elephant", it may also be a subtle reference to Bobby Fulbright (and thus foreshadowing his true identity), as his given name in the Japanese version is "Gōzō" (轟三).
  • "Phony" is a synonym for "fake", while "Phanty" is a play on the word "elephant". However, "Phanty" could also be a reference to the "phantom" (who is also a "phony", in that he pretends to be other people), who used a Phony Phanty doll to conceal a bomb.


  1. Woods: Bum Rap Rhiny and Phony Phanty are brothers.
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies. Capcom. Episode: Turnabout Countdown (in English). 2013.

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