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|The Grand Turnabout|
|Link to the template page|
|Date||April 6, 2019|
|Time of death||April 6, 2019|
cause of death
|Crushed to death by a hot air balloon|
|Shi-Long Lang |
|Hakari Mikagami |
|Phoenix Wright |
|Tateyuki Shigaraki |
Franziska von Karma
Shelly de Killer
|Global Studios Filming Lot|
|Yatagarasu's badge |
The key to the studio
Monster movie poster
Ō's autopsy record
Head of Borumosu
Shimon's rehearsal footage
Report on Naitō
Hayami's tape recording
SS-5 Incident notes
Kamei's autopsy record
Anonymous eyewitness's testimony
Paper chess correspondence
Episode 5: The Grand Turnabout is the fifth and final episode of Gyakuten Kenji 2. Still reeling from the resolution of his previous investigation, Miles Edgeworth and Kay Faraday are thrust into yet another murder scene, this time of President Teikun Ō of Zheng Fa. In addition to this, a child is kidnapped, and the duo go on a mission to find him before time runs out. This final case takes Edgeworth on a soul-searching journey as he helps Yumihiko Ichiyanagi confront his father, investigates a 12-year-old murder case, and finds the mastermind behind the events of the game.
In the dead of night at the Big Tower, steady tremors can be heard. As the view moves to the hidden evidence storage room, the noise becomes louder and more regular, sounding almost like giant footsteps. A giant eye suddenly comes into view, leering through the window of the room. The tremors became even more violent as the camera pans over the viewing platform. The next scene is a lone child with horns, standing outside the skyscraper's entrance, glowing an eerie red. Afterward, the mighty Borumosu appears and lets out a moo-like bellow.
Beginning, Part 1Edit
|Shelly de Killer|
|I received a request from a curious individual, to take the president's life...|
- 10:02 a.m.
Miles Edgeworth, Kay Faraday and Lotta Hart finally left Big Tower, each wondering what Edgeworth would do next. The loose ends from the case that he had just solved, as well as Shelly de Killer's words, were still nagging at his mind. Suddenly, a terrified Penny Nichols ran up to them, screaming for help. The three followed her to a nearby Global Studios temporary film lot.
King's Pawn GameEdit
- 10:05 a.m.
Hart seemed particularly obsessed with Borumosu. She explained that she had seen Borumosu's eye peering through the storeroom window as she was taking the photo of Tsubasa Kagome. Edgeworth decided to leave her alone, and noticed a camera crane and a waterproof sheet nearby. Nichols said that the sheet had been used to cover the camera the previous day due to the overcast weather.
According to Lang, he had heard a scream coming from inside the film lot, so he had run inside through the rear entrance from the Big Tower lot. He had arrived to see Nichols racing out of the front entrance. Edgeworth took a closer look at the rear entrance. The chain locking it had been cut, and the fence beside it had been struck by something heavy, denting it.
Lang explained that the president had been close to his family, especially his father. President Ō had even entrusted his will to the Lang clan. However, 12 years ago, the president had changed drastically, and stopped trusting the police force of Zheng Fa, opting for private security. Even so, Lang respected the president for carrying Zheng Fa on his strength, and vowed to bring the criminal to justice.
It appeared as if the body had been stepped on by a monster. There was a yellow stain on the chest area. Edgeworth also made note of the three "footprints" made by the broken concrete that exposed the ground.
At first, Nichols had believed the "footprints" to be a new addition to the set. Her eyesight was not very good even with her glasses, so she had to get up close to discover the dead body. Apparently, Global Studios was making a film based on the Mighty Borumosu TV series. It would be a revival of the series after 12 years, featuring Gourdy as a rival monster.
A combination lock had been used on the front entrance. Nichols confirmed that it had been undisturbed. Edgeworth deduced from this that the culprit had not known the combination to the front entrance, and had used the rear entrance instead. This meant that whoever had broken into the set was not part of the film crew.
Edgeworth noticed a horn near the body. Nichols confirmed that it was part of a horn belonging to a Borumosu head prop from the studio roof. Edgeworth thought about the dent again and concluded that the head had fallen off the roof. He speculated that the head had crushed the president to death, and requested an investigation of the roof.
Lang eventually left, and as he did so, Shimon Aizawa, the lead actor in the movie, arrived on the scene. Faraday introduced herself to him and learned from Nichols about his role in the movie. Apparently, the president had been scheduled to make a small cameo in the film. Aizawa gave Nichols a photo of the film lot that had been taken the day before. The footprints were nowhere in sight.
Edgeworth investigated the studio roof. According to Nichols, the head prop was based off of Borumosu's original design, and could be dismantled for easy transport. Edgeworth recognized this design from the Borumosu doll that the president had. The head was supposed to be on a table, but the table's legs had burnt off. Edgeworth determined that a small fire had occurred, causing the table to break off and the head to fall to the ground below.
Lang returned with some officers and the president's bodyguards. The local police had agreed to allow Lang to assist in the investigation. He had obtained security footage from the Big Tower viewing platform, showing the president and Hakari Mikagami entering on April 4 at 11:05 p.m. The president had specifically requested that the viewing platform be restricted to him and Mikagami. That was the last that anyone had seen of him.
Lang had learned that Edgeworth was no longer a prosecutor, and asked why he was still trying to investigate. Edgeworth answered that his title did not motivate him to investigate. Just as Lang had a stake in the investigation regardless of his status as Interpol agent, Edgeworth was chasing someone who was hiding in the shadows. Lang felt it fitting that he and Edgeworth were still butting heads, despite having lost their prestige.
Lang argued that Mikagami had pushed the president off the roof. However, Edgeworth showed Aizawa's photo from yesterday, and no body was in sight. Moreover, the chain to the back entrance had only been broken the previous night, so Mikagami could not have entered the film lot to hide the body. Nonetheless, Lang said that the security footage showed Mikagami leaving alone, but not the president.
Edgeworth suggested an alternative route: the 51st floor storeroom. The idea of the president being somehow involved with the black market auction offended Lang greatly, and Edgeworth remembered that only a select few people had seen President Ō's true self. Nonetheless, Hart testified that the president had never passed through the storeroom. It seemed that there was more to President Ō's disappearing act than it first seemed.
When the police came to take the body away for autopsy, one of the officers informed Lang that small footprints had been found nearby. Suddenly, Nichols told them that she had entered the film lot last night to check up on Aizawa, who was practicing. There, she had seen him talking to a long, white neck, like Gourdy. Edgeworth and Lang knew that they had to talk to Aizawa, but it seemed he had slipped out moments ago.
- 10:54 a.m.
Aizawa was nowhere to be found. Outside the Big Tower entrance, Edgeworth encountered Dick Gumshoe, who ran as soon as he saw him. Lang left to continue to look for Aizawa. Faraday noticed that one of Lang's MiBs was standing nearby. The man explained that Lang's team had been disbanded after he almost aided and abetted a criminal. He also mentioned Lang chasing a ghost from 12 years ago, but would not elaborate on it.
Beginning, Part 2Edit
- 11:23 a.m.
Court was in session. Franziska von Karma and Tateyuki Shigaraki had taken over Yumihiko Ichiyanagi and the late Tsubasa Kagome, respectively. Marī Miwa was called to the stand, acting confidently. As von Karma was making her opening statement, she found that the murder weapon and Ryōken Hōinbō's chisel had both gone missing. To everyone's surprise, Hakari Mikagami moved to end the trial, even though she knew that the evidence existed. Shigaraki eventually convinced her to adjourn the trial.
- 11:38 a.m.
Miles Edgeworth and Kay Faraday met the two attorneys in the 3rd Floor Lobby. Regina Berry and Sōta Sarushiro had also come to watch the trial. Edgeworth tried to calm von Karma down while discussing the situation with Shigaraki. It was agreed that the attorneys would stall the trial until Edgeworth retrieved the key evidence. As the attorneys left, Edgeworth made to look for Yumihiko when Mikagami entered the lobby. He informed her of the situation with the president, but she refused to talk about her meeting with him.
The queenside flankEdit
Mikagami said that she was not obligated to answer Edgeworth's questions. Edgeworth determined that he should not confront her while she was hiding her feelings. She claimed that everything that she did was part of her duties, including her meeting with the president. Edgeworth pointed out that she had given Faraday's Promise Notebook back to him, purely as a gesture of kindness. Moreover, she had shown distress upon learning of the president's death. It turned out that Mikagami knew about the film lot.
Edgeworth wondered why Mikagami was more flustered than usual. He decided to talk about Yumihiko's disappearance, but Mikagami insisted that she had to render a verdict regardless of what Yumihiko was doing. She did admit that she was worried about Yumihiko's whereabouts "as well," prompting Edgeworth to ask whether she was also worried about someone else. She tried to insist that she was not swayed by personal feelings, but she was no longer convincing. Edgeworth reminded her that she was only human, but this made her even more distraught.
Edgeworth asked if she was looking for Yumihiko. She replied that Yumihiko had to deal with his problems on his own. He could always come back when he was ready, but it seemed that that was not true for a certain child. Edgeworth also asked about the president's death. It seemed that she had been surprised by the location of the death. She said that she was worried about the film crew, but Edgeworth replied that they had already found the body. Edgeworth determined from Mikagami's reactions that she was looking for Shimon Aizawa.
Edgeworth suggested that Mikagami was a fan of Aizawa's, to which she agreed. She mentioned that she had heard that the crew would be filming all day. It sounded to Edgeworth that Aizawa had told her this himself, and that she was not merely a fan. Edgeworth used this to prove that she and Aizawa were acquainted. Edgeworth asked her where he was now, but she still would not talk about it. Edgeworth realized that Aizawa had been kidnapped.
Mikagami admitted that Aizawa was her son. His kidnappers had one request: an acquttal for Miwa. For all that she had said about not letting feelings cloud her judgment, she was about to pronounce an unfair judgment based entirely on her feelings. Faraday and Edgeworth assured her that nobody would sacrifice their child for impartial judgment, and Faraday offered to steal Aizawa back. Mikagami thanked her and said that she would do her part to prolong the trial. However, the trial could only go on for two more hours, until 2:00. Edgeworth and Faraday set off posthaste.
Mysterious rook moveEdit
- 12:10 p.m.
Edgeworth looked around for witnesses and found Will Powers, a Global Studios actor who was to play the role of Borumosu. Edgeworth learned that filming had to be done quickly, as construction was about to start in the area soon. Powers had seen Aizawa leave the filming lot and enter the nearby studio trailer, but he had disappeared thereafter. Moreover, a box had been stolen from the trailer. Edgeworth found a videotape inside the trailer, which showed Aizawa practicing by himself. A monster's footprint could be seen.
According to a nearby police officer, only a taxi and a blue truck had come through the plaza this morning, both of which were currently in the area. According to the taxi driver, the only people he had picked up were two men in black. The truck was empty. Edgeworth touched it to determine that it had been here for a while.
The poisoned pawnEdit
- 12:33 p.m.
Edgeworth suddenly saw Mikiko Hayami and Lotta Hart snooping around. Apparently, Hayami had been investigating Borumosu and had been in the vicinity. Edgeworth was about to show her the photo of Aizawa, but she apparently already knew who they were looking for. She claimed to have seen the boy being carried away by two men in black.
Edgeworth figured that these were the same men that had gotten into the taxi. They had stolen the box to hide the boy inside. The taxi driver confirmed that the two men had had a box with them. He offered to take Edgeworth and Faraday to the place at which he had dropped off the men.
- 12:57 p.m.
Edgeworth and Faraday found themselves at Bansai Ichiyanagi's house. The garage was open, so they decided to take a peek inside. Edgeworth interrogated Yumihiko via Logic Chess in order to learn more information. Yumihiko told Edgeworth that his father had thrown the evidence against Miwa away into the trash. However, after some encouraging words from Edgeworth, Yumihiko set off to the garbage dump to try and retrieve the evidence. Edgeworth then sent Faraday and Dick Gumshoe to find the still kidnapped Shimon Aizawa, albeit now by an unknown party.
Said clues led them to a nearby garage, where they found a glass of milk that was presumably dropped by Aizawa.
Regina Berry and Sōta Sarushiro then also appeared, as they were due to testify as witnesses against Miwa in court. The investigation eventually led them to the home of Bansai Ichiyanagi, where they found out that Bansai's men had accidentally kidnapped Yumihiko instead of Aizawa.
Miwa's trial was restarted, but the timely intervention of Edgeworth and Yumihiko (as well as Faraday and Gumshoe rescuing Aizawa) scuppered Bansai's plans. Bansai took the stand and denied any connection between himself and Miwa. However, Edgeworth proved the connection between them with Bansai's biking gloves, and the two were taken away. After the trial, Agent Lang arrived alongside Faraday, Gumshoe and Aizawa. Lang announced that Aizawa was the new suspect of president Ō's murder.
Middle, Part 1Edit
Edgeworth heard Aizawa's testimony about what he knew regarding the day of the murder, but this did not provide him with any evidence to free him from suspicion.
Parent-child accomplice theoryEdit
Agent Lang has a theory about Aizawa's motive: "He killed his biological father to take revenge". However, Edgeworth was able to clear Aizawa's name with supporting evidence. He then stated that Ō's murder had something to do with the SS-5 Incident, an old police incident in which a reporter called Ryūji Kamei was found dead outside the Happy Family Home orphanage after witnessing Teikun Ō's kidnapping for ransom.
Recreating the crime scene: OrphanageEdit
With the help of Faraday and Little Thief Edgeworth was able to examine the old crime scene and uncover many new facts about the SS-5 Incident.
Middle, Part 2Edit
The Truth of the SS-5 IncidentEdit
Edgeworth revealed that the truth behind the SS-5 Incident was that it wasn't a kidnapping at all; it was a murder. Teikun Ō had actually been assassinated by Ryōken Hōinbō during the incident and then replaced by his body double. Ryugi Kamei had witnessed the whole thing only to be murdered. With the truth uncovered behind the incident, the only mystery left was the identity of the body double's murderer.
Upon exiting the reconstruction of the SS-5 Incident crime scene, the group were approached by Ryōken Hōinbō himself, who had managed to escape from prison. They heard his testimony and determined that the body double's murderer was the Berry Big Circus worker Sōta Sarushiro, who was apparently Yutaka Kazami's son. During the IS-7 Incident he had been locked in a freezing car with Manosuke Naitō, who had been forced by his father to tie up his friend. They were saved by Ryōken Hōinbō, who then who took them to the orphanage. Sarushiro then witnessed the whole SS-5 Incident and drew a picture of it. He then warned Hōinbō, who was about to get betrayed and killed by the three conspirators. The two developed a father/son-like bond, with Sarushiro being determined to take revenge against everyone who did harm to him (Naitō, Miwa, Ichiyanagi, and Ō).
The team arrived at the Berry Big Circus to confront Sarushiro. When Sarushiro realized that they suspected him, his whole personality changed from innocent and meek to more mocking and callous. However, Edgeworth was eventually able to prove that he had actually crushed Ō's body double with his balloon by finding traces of the rare flowers that the victim had been holding as he died attached to the base of the balloon. After Sarushiro finally broke down and admitted his guilt, Shelly de Killer suddenly appeared to kill him due to Sarushiro betraying the assassin. Before he could do so however, Hōinbō blocked his way with his own knife. After a brief conversation, de Killer agreed to spare Sarushiro's life and escaped, with Shi-Long Lang chasing after him. Hōinbō then offered the chance Aizawa to get revenge upon him for killing his father, but the boy refused. Sarushiro was then arrested for his crimes and Hōinbō returned to his cell.
- Shelly de Killer returned to his ice cream selling cover, albeit with it now being a crêperie.
- Shūji Orinaka hoped for a more successful future prison escape.
- Frank Sahwit had his prison sentence extended due to acting as an accomplice to Miwa.
- Regina Berry was still shocked by Sarushiro's actions, but tried to put it behind her to carry on her next circus show.
- Ryōken Hōinbō quietly returned to his cell and was happy to have Sarushiro as a fellow convict.
- Delicy Scone schemed to develop new diet drugs to use with Tenkai's sweets.
- Larry Butz's drawings managed to net him another new girlfriend.
- Due to her being forced to aid Bansai, Tōko Mutō was not seriously punished, and returned to act as a coroner's assistant to her grandmother, Otome Itami.
- Ema Skye returned again to her studies abroad.
- Franziska von Karma empathized with Yumihiko, as both of them had to overcome the legacy of a skilled, but criminal, father.
- Shi-Long Lang decided to follow the will of his father and protect his country. He declared that he would revitalize the Republic of Zheng Fa.
- Thanks to all the publicity due to the murder of the body double, the Borumosu movie received a great reception.
- Shimon Aizawa bought yellow Shishiyuri flowers for his late mother and father.
With the case now over, Edgeworth was left to decide his path. Recent events had made him realize that he was like Sarushiro in a way; he too had grown dissatisfied with the apparent uselessness of law enforcement and the law, but unlike Sarushiro, Edgeworth had his mind changed by the actions of a certain man.
Shigaraki had previously asked Edgeworth if he wanted to fight crime as a prosecutor or save people as a defense attorney. Edgeworth now had his answer; he would save people as a prosecutor by pursuing the truth. With that, he returned Faraday's Yatagarasu badge and Mikagami handed him back his prosecutor's badge. However, despite where his path would take him, he would never forget his father.
- This case has the most evidence carried by the player at one time; four pages with one piece of evidence on the fifth page. It is also the case with the most profiles in any one case, almost completing three pages.
- This is the second case in the series (and the first chronologically) in which a child is accused of murder, the other being Machi Tobaye in Turnabout Serenade.