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|The Inherited Turnabout (2000)|
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|Date||December 24-25, 2000|
|Time of death||December 24, 2000|
cause of death
|Blunt force trauma due to a blow to the head from a rock salt lamp|
|Manfred von Karma|
|Tyrell Badd |
Manfred von Karma
|Issei Tenkai |
|Attorney's Badge |
Crime Scene Notes (Body of Isaku Hyōdō)
Rock salt/halite lamp (Murder weapon)
Ice room photos
|Gregory... Tomorrow, I'm heading towards that fateful place with your son. To find out the truth of 18 years ago...|
Episode 3: The Inherited Turnabout is the third episode of Gyakuten Kenji 2. Tateyuki Shigaraki takes Miles Edgeworth to a mansion once owned by Issei Tenkai and tells him about the IS-7 Incident. This incident is Gregory Edgeworth's final case, in which he attempts to clear Tenkai of a murder charge while confronting the infamous Manfred von Karma. As the story is being told, someone attempts to murder one of the people involved in the IS-7 Incident, and Yumihiko Ichiyanagi and Hakari Mikagami take over the ensuing investigation. In order to solve the case, Miles must connect the two incidents together, and finish what his father started.
Gregory Edgeworth's case is chronologically the earliest playable case in the modern-era Ace Attorney series, a title previously held by Turnabout Reminiscence. The dual-case format is reminiscent of Turnabout Succession, which also featured a past case and a present case that are connected. Whereas Turnabout Succession uses the MASON System to weave between past and present, The Inherited Turnabout devotes entire acts to each case.
Apr. 2, 2019: ReminiscenceEditTateyuki Shigaraki was watching a recording of the show Dansweets. The show featured Issei Tenkai and Tsukasa Oyashiki singing and dancing while baking a cake. Shigaraki then turned to a photo of him and Gregory Edgeworth, and announced his intention to bring Gregory's son to that fateful crime scene.
- April 2nd, 10:05 a.m.
Shigaraki took Miles Edgeworth to the Zodiac Art Gallery. Upon entering the fountain patio, Shigaraki asked Edgeworth about whether he had heard about his father's last case, the IS-7 Incident. Miles responded that his mentor Manfred von Karma had given him the files on the case as soon as he had become a prosecutor. He had also taken another look at those files after Shigaraki's invitation. He had vague memories of watching his father battling it out in court against von Karma, only to lose in the end. Shigaraki then began to explain what he knew as the truth of the events from 18 years ago, when Shigaraki had just started at Edgeworth Law Offices.
Dec. 24, 2000: The IS-7 investigationEdit
- 5:00 p.m.
Gregory Edgeworth and Tateyuki Shigaraki waited in the detention center for their new client, who had contacted them as soon as he was arrested. Shigaraki was upset about somebody getting murdered on Christmas Eve. Their client then arrived, and the three introduced each other. Shigaraki was awed that he was meeting the great pastry chef Issei Tenkai, and the two, along with the guard on Tenkai's side of the window, even sang and danced to the Dansweets theme song.
Edgeworth questioned Tenkai to learn more about him and the crime. Tenkai had held a dessert contest, and during the judging, the body of Isaku Hyoudou had been discovered in one of Tenkai's desserts. Edgeworth wanted to be sure that Tenkai was innocent, and he asked point-blank whether he could trust the pastry chef. Tenkai looked into Edgeworth's eyes and replied that he would never kill anyone. Satisfied, Edgeworth agreed to take the case, and headed off to Tenkai's mansion with Shigaraki.
- 6:00 p.m.
When they arrived, Edgeworth and Shigaraki were greeted by Tsukasa Oyashiki, caretaker of the mansion and Tenkai's assistant and show partner. Shigaraki saw another chance to dance to the Dansweets theme song. After that, Oyashiki offered Ceylon tea to both guests. Edgeworth remarked at the designs of the cups, and noticed that the saucers were chilled. Oyashiki explained that the tea set was made in France by Paul Holic.
Oyashiki was the one to discover the body. During the middle of judging, she had heard something breaking from Tenkai's room, and had peeked inside to discover the body inside Tenkai's dessert entry. She asked Edgeworth and Shigaraki to save Tenkai, and then left to deliver tea elsewhere. Edgeworth and Shigaraki headed for the crime scene.
The crime sceneEdit
- 6:30 p.m.
The two entered Tenkai's room and met Detective Tyrell Badd, who was conversing with a chef. The detective gave them a reception as cold as the room itself, and declined to allow them to investigate the crime scene, saying that he was suspicious of defense attorneys. Edgeworth insisted that he merely wanted to confirm whether his trust in his client was justified. Realizing that Edgeworth would not give this up, Badd reluctantly allowed them a supervised investigation.
Edgeworth took a look at the counters used by Tenkai for his cooking. Among the wares was a moon-shaped teapot similar to what Oyashiki had used earlier. Badd noted that the tea set was the only thing on the counter with Tenkai's fingerprints. There was also a forensics team in the room, examining a stream that apparently ran throughout the mansion and was connected to the fountain in the patio.
Tenkai's chocolate ship dominated the room, and an outline of the body was seen inside a chocolate treasure chest beside the ship. The chest was closed, but its lid was broken, exposing the interior. Edgeworth saw that one of the stands that supported the ship was broken. This had caused the ship to topple over, and the bow of the ship had fallen onto the chest, breaking the lid. Peering inside the chest, Edgeworth found a seal engraved with a symbol and the letters "PH". Edgeworth now knew the source of the ruckus that Oyashiki had heard, and he wondered what had caused the stand to break.
Edgeworth asked Badd for information about the victim's death. Badd showed him a photo of the body, which Oyashiki had taken with an instant camera, and said that the victim had been struck with a blunt object. However, Badd told Edgeworth that the lawyer would have to ask the prosecutor in charge about the murder weapon. Looking at the photo, Edgeworth noticed that the area of chocolate that was stained with blood was missing from the scene. Badd inquired with forensics about this, only to learn that none of the technicians had touched the blood.
Edgeworth approached the chef, whose name was Yutaka Kazami. He was one of the participants in the dessert contest, and his specialty was in making candy using candy pumps. He was planning to head for Zheng Fa once the case was concluded in order to improve his confectionery design skills, which were lacking as of yet. In the meantime, the police were keeping him around as a consultant on the sweets in the mansion.
Kazami explained that the goal of the contest was to craft artistic works made entirely out of sweets, and that the prize was the "Angel's Recipe." Edgeworth was given a copy of the rules, which read:
1) Judging will proceed starting from the leftmost room, heading right, with everyone meeting in Tenkai's room at the end.
2) All art pieces must be crafted from sweets and nothing else. Stands and equipment will be provided.
3) Until the judging is finished, no one is allowed to enter the rooms.
Kazami said that neither he nor any of the other chefs had learned of Hyoudou's death until after the judging had completed. Each of the four chefs had a room to themselves, with Issei Tenkai at the left, followed by Yutaka Kazami, Delicy Scone and Isaku Hyoudou. Tenkai had begun judging at 3 p.m. with Kazami. Scone's sweets were said to be cream-based, while Hyoudou's works were sculptures made out of frozen desserts. Kazami described Scone as a woman who would do anything to win. Badd added that the body had been discovered during Kazami's judging.
Edgeworth then inquired on the conversation between Badd and Kazami that he had interrupted. The detective answered that he had noticed something off about a chocolate frame on one of the walls. Inside the frame was the Angel's Recipe, which all of the contestants had known about in advance. Edgeworth noticed that there was a leaf-shaped cavity on the lower-left corner of the frame. In fact, Badd had discovered that every dessert in the room had something missing. Edgeworth considered this fact along with the broken stand, and he conjectured that someone had ransacked the room. There was also a set of chocolate fingermarks on the frame, but it had no fingerprints.
Near the chocolate frame, a control panel for temperature and lighting was hidden beneath the wall. It was currently set at 15 °C (59 °F), which Kazami explained was the ideal temperature for maintaining the integrity of chocolate. He added that cream has to be kept at 10 °C (50 °F), while he only need to avoid moist air and high temperatures for candies. This information seemed to impress Badd greatly, but Kazami insisted that all this was basic knowledge that anyone calling himself or herself a dessert chef should know. The control panel could set the temperature as low as -30 °C (-22 °F).
Badd told Edgeworth that it was clear to him that Tenkai was the killer. All the rooms in the mansion were lockable from the inside. There was only one key that could unlock them from the outside, and only Tenkai had it. Edgeworth asked Badd for further details on his reasoning.
Badd's theory centered on an alleged plan by Tenkai to hide his crime and make it appear as if it had occurred during the judging. Part of his argument was that Tenkai had intentionally left his room unlocked and destroyed the lid on the chocolate chest, so that the body could be seen. Edgeworth rebutted that Oyashiki had entered Tenkai's room upon hearing the ship break the chest open, which meant that Tenkai, who had been in Kazami's room during that incident, could not have caused it. Badd countered that Tenkai could have designed the stand to break while he was judging, though he had no evidence for this. Edgeworth asked whether the damaged sweets had fingerprints, but Badd was not sure, so he asked forensics to dust for prints on them. In the process, Scone's fingerprints were discovered.
Badd decided to question Scone, and Edgeworth asked if he could accompany the detective. Badd said that it was not his duty to permit that, but would anyway since Edgeworth had been so helpful. One of the policemen warned Badd that the prosecutor was still investigating Scone's room, but Badd replied that he and the prosecutor did not exactly see eye to eye. Badd then decided to tell Edgeworth who his opponent was: Manfred von Karma, an infamous prosecutor who had not seen a single loss in 24 years, and who was said to be willing to do anything for a guilty verdict. Edgeworth was undeterred, and stated that he did not judge people by their reputations. He would see for himself what von Karma was really like.
Delicy Scone's castleEdit
- Contest Hall, Delicy Scone's Room, 7:30 p.m.
Badd and the lawyers were greeted by Scone and her model castle made out of cream as they entered her contest room. Von Karma stepped out of the castle as the others were talking; Edgeworth attempted to exchange introductions, but the prosecutor replied that he did not care for the names of mere defense attorneys, who only existed to be crushed by him. Although it seemed that the prosecutor did not want to share information with Edgeworth, he allowed him to investigate, then left to investigate Kazami's room. Badd then explained that he was not the original detective assigned to the case, and had not gotten an opportunity to investigate. Although he wished to investigate by himself first, Edgeworth convinced him to investigate together, as before.
As Edgeworth looked to investigate the castle, Shigaraki commented that Scone's entry looked like something out of a fairy tale. This led Edgeworth to remark that his son, who was in elementary school, was more interested in law books than in fairy tales. Edgeworth expressed a worry that his son would have trouble making friends. Shigaraki offered his friendship, but Edgeworth replied that he might be more like an older brother.
Everyone had noticed that Scone's room was warm compared to Tenkai's room, and indeed, the control panel in the room was set to 20 °C (68 °F). Edgeworth peered into the opened doors and noticed that there were objects inside. Badd stepped closer to take a look, and he was surprised to find his shoes sinking into the melting cream. Edgeworth said that the temperature of the room was too high for fresh cream, which was why it was melting. Badd noted that the doorknob of the castle doors was still firm despite this, and he checked it to find that it was not made of sweets at all. In fact, the castle and the fairy decorations were all made from ordinary inedible materials, covered with a layer of cream. The entire entry was faked.
Inside the castle, Badd found four blue cloths and two large, yellow rocks on top of hexagonal pedestals. Moreover, the castle gate consisted of two columns with hexagonal cavities. Edgeworth wondered if the rocks were supposed to be placed on top of the columns. He asked Scone about this, but she seemed hesitant to say anything, and Badd correctly guessed that von Karma had told her not to talk. Nonetheless, Scone explained that the rocks were actually lamps made from rock salt. Scone decided to explain the cloths by showing rather than telling, and had Badd and the officers in the room set it up.
As it turned out, the items inside the castle were used to adorn the room and castle itself, enhancing the fantasy look. The cloths hung over the fairies and glowed. However, one of the cloths seemed to be missing. Scone said that the cloths were special fluorescent cloths that glowed using rainbow light projection devices, and confirmed that one cloth and one rainbow light device were missing. Moreover, the rock salt lamps were not lighting up like they were supposed to. The lamp on the left had a bloodstain on it, and Edgeworth deduced that this was the murder weapon. Forensics confirmed that the blood belonged to the victim.
Edgeworth questioned Scone about the incident. She had begun making her desserts around 10 a.m., followed by having afternoon tea for an hour with Tenkai and Oyashiki starting at 1:30 p.m., on the lawn outside the mansion. Edgeworth confronted her on her fingerprints at the crime scene. Scone was forced to admit that she had been there. She claimed that it was to study Tenkai's sweets, and she confessed to eating some of the sweets inside, including the boat stand.
Edgeworth also pointed out that inedible props like the lamps and cloths were against the rules. This seemed very suspicious, especially combined with the fact that her sweets were faked as well. Edgeworth asked Scone why she had set the temperature control to room temperature, and it seemed that she did not know that a lower temperature was needed to maintain the integrity of the cream. Lacking such basic knowledge, Edgeworth had to conclude that Scone was not really a pastry chef, and that she had an ulterior motive for entering the contest.
Edgeworth decided that he needed to speak with von Karma. The prosecutor should at least have found the murder weapon, but he had left Scone alone. Badd agreed with Edgeworth, and they and Shigaraki headed outside to the fountain patio.
- 8:05 p.m.
When Edgeworth confronted von Karma in the fountain patio, the latter seemed to have expected that the former had found the murder weapon. Von Karma argued that Tenkai had used the rock salt lamp as the weapon and then had brought it back to Scone's room. This, he asserted, had all been done to draw suspicion away from him, and to remove any evidence pointing to a specific killer from the scene. Edgeworth rebutted that something pointing to a specific killer actually had been left at the scene: the blue cloth that had been wrapped around the body. He explained that the blue cloth was the fluorescent cloth that had gone missing from Scone's collection.
However, von Karma seemed to have anticipated this argument. He revealed that Tenkai had disqualified Scone for using inedible props, and had confiscated the lamps and cloths and stored them in his room. Thus, Tenkai was the only one with access to the murder weapon. Von Karma also revealed that only Tenkai's and Scone's fingerprints had been found on the rock salt lamp. Edgeworth realized that von Karma had set him up the whole time by allowing him to investigate the crime scene.
Nonetheless, Edgeworth pointed to the unidentified fingermarks on the Angel's Recipe, opening up the possibility that the real killer had worn gloves and thus had not left a print on the murder weapon. Von Karma was surprised that Badd had allowed the lawyers to investigate the crime scene. He claimed that Tenkai had left the fingermarks, but Edgeworth replied that the evidence for such a claim was lacking. Edgeworth turned his attention to Scone, saying that her behavior and lack of basic knowledge on desserts indicated that she was not even a real pastry chef. He informed von Karma that Scone's rule violations went far beyond the inedible props, and that her entire entry was just a mannequin covered in cream.
Scone finally confessed that she was a pharmacist, not a pastry chef. She claimed that she had joined the contest for a chance to eat Tenkai's sweets. As for the fingermarks, it was apparent that they did not belong to her, since she had left fingerprints on the other desserts in the room. She also admitted to entering the victim's room to sample his sweets, and said that no one else had been there. She complained that the part of Hyoudou's entry that she had sampled had tasted salty. Von Karma decided that he had to investigate Hyoudou's room to verify Scone's testimony. Edgeworth asked if he could follow the prosecutor, and von Karma replied that the lawyer may follow, but that he would not be allowed to investigate.
- Contest Hall, Hyoudou's Room, 9:00 p.m.
Inside Hyoudou's room was a sight that neither lawyer nor prosecutor had expected. Hyoudou's sherbet sculptures had disappeared without a trace!
April 2, 2019: The poison gas incidentEdit
|The Inherited Turnabout (2019)|
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|Date||April 2, 2019|
|Victim||Yutaka Kazami (non-fatal)|
|Time of death||April 2, 2019|
cause of death
|Larry Butz* (logic chess only) |
|Larry Butz |
|Ron DeLite |
|Delicy Scone |
|Zodiac Art Gallery|
|Prosecutor's badge |
Art museum brochure
Ice room photos
Used gas burner
Pisces statue sketch
Finger marks on the frame
Rock salt/halite lamp (Murder weapon)
Drawing of beautiful women
Book on the statute of limitations
Gemini components report
- 10:15 a.m.
Tateyuki Shigaraki decided to put off the rest of his story for later. Miles Edgeworth was surprised at the amount of detail in the telling, none of which was mentioned in the case files. Shigaraki then explained that the art gallery they were in was Issei Tenkai's former mansion, and that it was exhibiting Isaku Hyoudou's dessert from the IS-7 Incident. Shigaraki did not know whether it was a replica or the real thing, so he had come here to check it out. He attempted to open the door to the far right, into the Winter Palace, but it was locked. Edgeworth informed him that the pamphlet that he had obtained at the entrance indicated that the Winter Palace was through the second door from the right. Shigaraki was puzzled at this arrangement, but he paid it no mind and proceeded to the Winter Palace.
- 10:20 a.m.
The Winter Palace was very cold. Shigaraki found the temperature control to the room, but it was locked. Edgeworth recalled that the pamphlet said that the Winter Palace was set to -3 °C (27 °F).
There were sculptures of the winter constellations Taurus and Gemini, as well as a hollow ice block with the Pleiades depicted on its surface. As Edgeworth looked at the sculptures, he remarked to himself that he was looking at something that his father never got to see. Suddenly, Shigaraki took a photo of the two of them with an instant camera. He then proceeded to take more pictures of the room, including the sculptures.
- 10:30 a.m.
Suddenly, a scream was heard from outside. Edgeworth and Shigaraki bolted outside to find Larry Butz on the floor, with an unconscious man in front of him. Butz was terrified, saying that he had seen something that no one should ever have to see. As two other people started to gather, Edgeworth realized that the far right door to the Autumn Palace was open, and that poison gas was coming out from it. He quickly warned everyone to stay away from the Autumn Palace door.
- 10:42 a.m.
The victim was Yutaka Kazami, one of the chefs from the IS-7 Incident. He was rushed to an infirmary in the art gallery, and it looked like he was going to survive. Edgeworth turned his attention to Butz, asking what he had seen. Butz claimed that he had simply been terrified at the sudden sight of a man falling unconscious.
One of the other witnesses to the poison gas incident then arrived to serve them tea. She was Tsukasa Oyashiki, who had spent the last 18 years in show business before returning to Tenkai's former mansion as its curator and receptionist. Apparently, the other witness was Delicy Scone and she was in the infirmary. It seemed that everyone still alive who was linked to the IS-7 Incident had returned here. Oyashiki served them the Ceylon tea and left to inform the other visitors of what was going on. Shigaraki remarked that the saucers were warm this time, as opposed to the chilled saucers from 18 years ago.
Dick Gumshoe and Kay Faraday soon arrived, worried about Edgeworth. The four decided to conduct a preliminary investigation in earnest. Gumshoe put on a gas mask and entered the Autumn Palace. It seemed that the sculptures and room temperature in the Autumn Palace were identical to the ones in the Winter Palace. The floor was wet, indicating that the sprinkler system had been activated. Apparently, the sprinkler system would send an alarm to the security room when it detected smoke or fire. The sprinklers could only be manually activated from the security room, and Oyashiki was the only one working in the art gallery.
- 11:15 a.m.
Edgeworth decided to confront Butz again on what he had seen. However, he knew that a direct confrontation would be fruitless, so he used a "Logic Chess" approach.
Knowing how restless and troublesome Butz was, Edgeworth began by asking why he was in the art gallery in the first place, hoping that he would eventually calm down. Indeed, Butz reacted defensively at first, but during his ramblings, he said that his girlfriend Mandy liked his art. Butz had come to the art gallery to paint her astrological sign, Gemini. Edgeworth concluded from this that Butz had come to see the Gemini sculpture.
"His Actions at the Art Gallery"Edit
When Butz realized that Edgeworth had just played him, he decided that he would just remain silent. Edgeworth switched up his questioning tactics in response, becoming more aggressive. Edgeworth learned that Butz had not gotten a pamphlet, and had not even paid the admission fee. When pressed on this, Butz continued that he had not seen anybody at the reception booth, not even Oyashiki, who presumably had left to turn on the sprinklers. Butz then lamented that the Winter Palace had been completely ruined. Edgeworth was surprised that Butz even knew about it, and concluded that the Winter Palace had been his goal all along.
The Winter PalaceEdit
Edgeworth noted how easily Butz confessed, but he still had to be careful. He asked whether Butz had entered the Winter Palace. It seemed that he had tried to get in, but could not. Butz explained that Kazami had fallen out from the Winter Palace door. Edgeworth realized that Butz, like Shigaraki, had mistaken the Autumn Palace for the Winter Palace, and that Butz had intended to sketch the Gemini Sculpture.
Edgeworth finally asked Butz directly about what he had seen in the Autumn Palace. He pointed out that Butz had intended to sketch the Gemini Sculpture for his girlfriend, so he must have seen something. Butz started to panic, and insisted that there was no evidence that he had seen anything scary. Edgeworth replied that Butz had just told him that he had seen something scary.
The Autumn PalaceEditButz finally decided to cooperate. He said that his eyes had been fixated on the Gemini Sculpture, which Edgeworth found odd, since Butz had really looked into the Autumn Palace. Butz decided to show Edgeworth a sketch of what he had really seen. The statue depicted in the sketch seemed to be weeping tears of blood. Butz said that the lower half of the statue had "transformed" into a fish, indicating that it was really the Pisces statue.
As Edgeworth pondered what Butz's revelations meant, Gumshoe informed him that it was safe for him to enter the Autumn Palace. Gumshoe also reported that a recently used gas burner had been found at the scene. There was also a fallen stepladder at the scene, and Gumshoe explained that someone must have used it to open the lid of the case containing the Pisces sculpture, releasing the poison gas. The Capricorn sculpture beside it was partially covered in a fluorescent cloth, the same kind that had been used by Delicy Scone 18 years ago. The two other statues were fully covered by fluorescent cloth, and Gumshoe removed them to reveal the Aquarius and Aries statues. Edgeworth realized that the Pisces statue had also been partially covered, and the "transformation" had just been that cloth falling off. It also seemed as if the Autumn Palace had been set up to appear like the Winter Palace.
Before an investigation could get underway, Yumihiko Ichiyanagi and Hakari Mikagami arrived at the scene. Edgeworth informed them that he was only here to assist in the case as a witness to the crime. This seemed to satisfy Ichiyanagi, who proceeded to try to explain what he had learned from the doctor at the infirmary, but he had to call the doctor again to confirm the information. Mikagami told Edgeworth that the poison gas had been created through a chemical reaction with normallium and fatallium. Fatallium in particular was not a chemical that could be obtained by just anyone.
"Mr. Ichiyanagi's Shining Logic"Edit
Ichiyanagi accused Butz of the crime because he was the only one in the art gallery with a substance that contained normallium, namely paint. Edgeworth pointed out that this did not account for the fatallium, and indeed it seemed as if Ichiyanagi had misheard the report on how the poison gas had been made. Edgeworth asserted that the main concern at the moment was the mechanism to start the poison gas. He brought out Butz's sketch of the Pisces statue, and he said that the tears were actually drops of normallium. He then pointed to the pink liquid on the floor in the sketch, suggesting that this was the mixture of the red normallium and the white fatallium.
Edgeworth's hypothesis did not convince Mikagami. The pink liquid could have come from anywhere, and the sketch had been drawn by a suspect, making it unreliable. Moreover, Edgeworth had failed to establish whether Butz had entered the Autumn Palace. In response, Butz stated that the door had been locked until Kazami had fallen through it, and both Shigaraki and Edgeworth could vouch for this fact. Butz could not have been in the Autumn Palace earlier, since he had not inhaled any poison gas. Mikagami relented and decided to fetch Delicy Scone for more information. As she and Ichiyanagi left, Edgeworth wondered whether Mikagami had suspected Scone from the beginning.
Delicy Scone suspectedEdit
- 12:05 p.m.
Scone arrived and was introduced to everyone. She said that she had come to the art gallery to meet with Oyashiki, whom she had befriended. She displayed her knowledge of normallium and fatallium, as befitting of a pharmacist. She also revealed that the company that she worked for produced the insecticide Megatoxin X, which had fatallium as its active ingredient. It was notable that Scone had access to heavily restricted substances like fatallium and Megatoxin X.
Meanwhile, Gumshoe had investigated the sculpture cases and found that the lid of the Pisces statue had traces of normallium on it. Scone pointed out that, at a temperature of -3 °C (27 °F), the normallium would have frozen to the lid. Edgeworth suggested using Little Thief to find out what had happened, but Mikagami would not allow it until Edgeworth could tell her who had set off the poison gas. Edgeworth responded that only the victim could have set it off.
Faraday used Little Thief and everyone examined the lid of the Pisces statue. The lid was cracked, and Gumshoe said that the lid did not show signs of being hit from the outside. Edgeworth concluded that the cracked lid was due to thermal fracturing. He realized that Kazami had used the gas burner to open the lid, since it had been frozen shut. This had caused the normallium to drip to the bottom of the statue and mix with the fatallium.
With that matter settled, Ichiyanagi and Mikagami moved to accuse Scone of the crime. Apart from her having access to Megatoxin X, a bottle of the insecticide had been found in Kazami's pocket, bearing Scone's fingerprints. Moreover, as a friend of Oyashiki's, Scone had had prior access to the Autumn Palace. In an attempt to defend herself, Scone brought out a theft report that she had issued the day before, and said that her bottle of Megatoxin X had been stolen a week earlier.
Edgeworth discussed the matter with Shigaraki. It would have been rather nonsensical for Scone to have committed the crime in the way that incriminated her the most. Instead, Oyashiki was the only person who could have premeditated this complex crime. Edgeworth noticed that Shigaraki seemed to have expected this conclusion. Meanwhile, Ichiyanagi decided to speak with Oyashiki next and, by Mikagami's suggestion, had Gumshoe investigate the Winter Palace.
- 1:35 PM
Dec. 24, 2000: The mystery of the sculpturesEdit
- 9:05 p.m.
Manfred von Karma had immediately kicked Gregory Edgeworth and Tateyuki Shigaraki out of Isaku Hyoudou's room. They and Tsukasa Oyashiki ate chocolate together in the fountain patio. Edgeworth noted that it was sweet yet misshapen. Oyashiki said that she had made the chocolates herself, and that she would regularly make chocolate for Issei Tenkai as well, since chocolate was his favorite food. Oyashiki explained that she had been left on Tenkai's doorstep as a child, and Tenkai had raised her, so she lived her life trying to make him happy.
Edgeworth asked Oyashiki if she knew anything about the victim. She claimed she did not know much about him, but she had taken a photo of his dessert entry. Shigaraki noticed that the lyre on the Gemini statue had no strings, and Oyashiki said that it seemed unusual for Hyoudou to make a mistake like that. Edgeworth's attention was caught by this, having just established she was unfamiliar with the man, but she claimed that this was just a feeling that she had about him.
The photo had been taken with an instant camera, the only camera in the mansion. Oyashiki explained that Tenkai took photos of the entries, but he had run out of film. He had had Oyashiki fetch more film, and it was on her way back to him that she had heard the ship crash and subsequently discovered the body. Oyashiki had kept the camera with her since then. Shigaraki asked for a demonstration of the camera, and so Oyashiki took a photo of him and Edgeworth.
Just then, Tyrell Badd and Delicy Scone came out from Hyoudou's room, saying that they had been kicked out. Badd said that it did not matter, since the crime scene had been investigated. The police had heard from Oyashiki that she had seen Yutaka Kazami entering the victim's room, so von Karma was questioning him. He was under suspicion for melting Hyoudou's desserts.
Badd offered to show Edgeworth the photo of Hyoudou's room as it was now. He explained that he was not content with being von Karma's lap dog, and that if the prosecutor would not let him investigate, then he would do whatever he liked, such as team up with the defense. The photo showed that the power cords running the refrigeration of the desserts had been pulled out. As they were commenting on the desserts, Scone revealed that she had eaten the strings on the lyre, and repeated that they had tasted salty.
Scone also mentioned that she had seen the initials "PH" engraved on both sherbet sculptures. Edgeworth realized that the man who had made the sculptures had also made Tenkai's teapot and owned the signet crest containing the initials "PH". Isaku Hyoudou and Paul Holic were the same person. As Badd left to confirm this with the police, Oyashiki admitted that she had realized who Hyoudou was after seeing the signet crest.
Edgeworth then asked when Oyashiki had taken the photo of the sculptures to begin with. After Oyashiki had refilled the camera, she had taken the photo of the sculptures, the photo of the body, and the photo of Edgeworth and Shigaraki. Yet, only three out of the maximum of 20 photos' worth of film remained. Oyashiki relented and revealed the 14 photos that were unaccounted for. They were all photos of the sculptures from various angles.
Badd asked whether Oyashiki had melted the sculptures. She replied that she must have accidentally unplugged the power cords, perhaps by getting one of her feet caught in them. Edgeworth was skeptical of this admission, but with no way of demonstrating that it was a lie, he had to leave it alone for now. Badd then gave Edgeworth all of the photos.
Von Karma and Kazami then appeared. Oyashiki told them that she had melted the sculptures, and apologized to them for the trouble that this had caused them. Edgeworth asked Kazami what he had been doing in the victim's room, but von Karma cut him off. He also told Oyashiki come with him, as she was under suspicion as a complicit in the murder. In fact, he took everyone with him, leaving only Edgeworth and Shigaraki behind. It could not be helped. The two decided to retire for the day, and visit their client first thing tomorrow.
Dec. 25, 2000Edit
- 10:00 a.m.
Gregory Edgeworth and Tateyuki Shigaraki found Tsukasa Oyashiki waiting in the visitor's room of the detention center. The three talked for a while, and then Tyrell Badd appeared on the other side of the glass, bringing Issei Tenkai with him. Tenkai's black hair had turned white, and he looked very exhausted from the interrogation. Apparently, the detective who had originally been in charge of the investigation was doing the interrogations. Edgeworth took out the chocolates that Oyashiki had given him, but said that there were rules against giving outside objects to suspects. Badd took it upon himself to give the chocolates to Tenkai, and warned them not to tell anyone.
Tenkai ate the chocolates and sprang back to his usual lively self. He thanked Edgeworth and Badd, commenting that the prison food was completely tasteless. Badd mentioned that the prison mainly served salt beef and stew. Badd then told Edgeworth that an investigation on Isaku Hyoudou revealed that he was, in fact, Paul Holic. Holic was notable not just for his sculptures, but for his greed as well, and he would charge hundreds of thousands of dollars for a single sculpture. Badd soon had to leave, so he said his goodbyes while Edgeworth wondered about what he had just learned.
Edgeworth asked Tenkai for more information about the contest finalists and their entries. Delicy Scone had naturally been disqualified for her finals entry. Yutata Kazami's semifinals entry had been exquisite, but his finals entry had been lacking in both design and taste. Moreover, the semifinals entries of Kazami and Hyoudou had tasted exactly the same, despite having different designs. As for Hyoudou's finals entry, both the design and the taste had been excellent.
Edgeworth confirmed that Tenkai had eaten what Scone had left of the strings on the lyre, but once again, he had not tasted the salt. This confirmed to Tenkai that he had a form of hypogeusia, which prevented him from tasting salt. Edgeworth advised Tenkai to get medical treatment for this condition, but Tenkai replied that he had a recipe for curing it in his mansion. Oyashiki protested, but Tenkai told her that there was no point in hiding the recipe from his lawyer.
As the meeting wrapped up, Tenkai told Oyashiki to live her own life instead of living solely for his sake. This greatly upset Oyashiki, who bolted out of the room, crying. Tenkai explained that everything that Oyashiki did was to make him happy. He wanted Oyashiki to do what she wanted to do, instead of wasting her life on him.
Before Edgeworth left, he warned Tenkai that the police and prosecution would be looking to get a confession out of him. Edgeworth could take measures to prevent the interrogations from getting too bad, but a confession would give Manfred von Karma a significant advantage. Shigaraki promised that he would visit every day. Edgeworth assured Tenkai that he would get be able to save him, as long as Tenkai believed in Edgeworth to the bitter end.
- 11:03 a.m.
When Edgeworth and Shigaraki arrived at Tenkai's mansion, Badd informed them that they were only allowed to investigate the patio, and that the police and Oyashiki were the only people around. Apparently, von Karma was nervous because he still had not received an autopsy report. Undeterred, Edgeworth went over to a forensics officer at the fountain. Badd asked the officer what he had found, and the officer replied that traces of chocolate, sherbet and blood were in the fountain water. Edgeworth remembered that a piece of chocolate had been taken out of the chocolate chest where the victim's body had been found. Badd ordered a comparison test between the blood from the fountain and the the murder weapon, and they indeed matched.
Edgeworth decided to talk to Oyashiki. She had fetched a photo that she had taken of the semifinals entries. Edgeworth asked her whether there had been any differences between the semifinals and the finals other than what they already knew. Oyashiki replied that Kazami's son had been with him during the semifinals, but not during the finals.
It turned out that the recipe book for the cure for hypogeusia was the Angel's Recipe book, and that all of the finalists had known what it really was. Tenkai was the only heir to the chair's position of the pharmaceutical company known as the Tenkai Group, and Tenkai's parents had left the book to him when they died. Tenkai had known that the book was widely sought after, but not wanting to just give it away, he had decided to hold a contest to give it to somebody he acknowledged as a master dessert chef. However, the other members of the Master Group had objected to this and sent Delicy Scone to win the book. Moreover, Oyashiki had secretly helped Scone in order to protect Tenkai. Edgeworth thanked her for the information and asked her for more tea.
Confrontation with von KarmaEdit
As Edgeworth wondered whether he could talk to Kazami, von Karma appeared. The prosecutor insisted that it was obvious that there was no relationship between Hyoudou and Kazami, other than that they had participated in Tenkai's contest. Edgeworth disagreed and, based on the semifinal entries, suggested that the two had collaborated with each other. At this, von Karma admitted that Kazami had already told him about this. Kazami and Hyoudou had indeed cooperated until the day before the finals.
Edgeworth asked von Karma for more information on the collaboration. Von Karma claimed that the cooperation had lasted only until the semifinals, but Edgeworth retorted that Scone had tasted Hyoudou's entry and claimed that it had been delicious. Von Karma dismissed this as coincidence and subjective opinion, especially given the salty lyre strings. Just then, Shigaraki wondered how Hyoudou had managed to make the sculptures on time to begin with, given all the time that had to be taken to wait for the sherbet to freeze. Edgeworth thanked Shigaraki for this insight. He concluded that von Karma had been right, and that the sherbet must have been prepared in advance, during the semifinals.
Von Karma insisted that the relationship between Kazami and Hyoudou was irrelevant to the case. Edgeworth pointed to the fact that Kazami had snuck into Hyoudou's room at one point, but in response, von Karma presented a photo of the two men and their sons at an elementary school. He said that Kazami had merely sought to retrieve the photo, believing that he would be suspected if any connection had been found between him and the victim. With this, the prosecutor declared that he had no time for the attorneys and that he needed to get back to investigating.
Edgeworth found it suspicious that von Karma had any investigation left to do. He recalled the lack of an autopsy report, the blood found in the fountain, and the missing blood from the crime scene. Edgeworth deduced that somebody had to have removed the body after its discovery, since there was no point for the killer to have removed just the bloodstains and to have left the body to be discovered. Edgeworth had assumed that von Karma had been hiding information on the body from him, but now he realized that there was no information on the body to begin with. The killer, not the police, had removed the body.
Edgeworth confronted von Karma again, accusing him of hiding the fact that the body had never been retrieved, and making Badd "babysit" the attorneys so that he would not find out. Edgeworth pointed to the water composition test on the fountain to prove where the bloodstained chocolate had gone. Von Karma was unnerved that Badd had let Edgeworth obtain this information, and took him off the case. He also refused to admit to anything, saying that this matter would be decided in court.
With von Karma gone, there was nothing left for the lawyers to do but to prepare for the upcoming trial. Edgeworth hoped to expose the prosecutor's methods and clear Tenkai's name. As part of this, he requested from Badd one last favor, a trump card that he could use in case all of his other efforts failed. Shigaraki wanted to know what this trump card was, but Edgeworth replied that he would see it eventually in court, by his side.
IS-7 trial and aftermathEdit
Manfred von Karma was far more ruthless than Gregory Edgeworth and Tateyuki Shigaraki had expected. The trial ended up dragging on for a year due to the disappearance of the ice sculptures and von Karma's tactics. Edgeworth accused von Karma of lying about having the victim's body, but the prosecution squashed the argument with his police lackies and a faked autopsy report. On December 28, 2001, Issei Tenkai finally gave in, falsely confessing to being an accomplice to the crime. In response, Edgeworth used his trump card: recordings of Tenkai being forced to confess.
In the wake of this bombshell evidence, Detective Wataru Shirase, the detective in charge of the case, was dismissed from the force, and von Karma was penalized by the Chief Prosecutor. Even so, Tenkai gave up and was declared guilty. Edgeworth went with his son to an elevator to go home, hoping to get a re-trial for Tenkai in the future. However, he was found murdered in the elevator hours later.
Shigaraki took over Tenkai's case after Edgeworth's death, and von Karma assigned another prosecutor to replace him. However, the killer was never found, and so Tenkai could not withdraw his confession. As Shigaraki found out later, Tenkai had been told that Tsukasa Oyashiki would be held under the same charges if he did not confess. After the trial, Shigaraki visited Tenkai as often as he could, though he ultimately could not visit every day. Oyashiki, however, managed to visit every day, rain or shine.
Apr. 2, 2019: EndEdit
- 2:10 p.m.
By 2:10, Tateyuki Shigaraki had finished telling Miles Edgeworth about the IS-7 investigation. He continued to describe the trial and the aftermath, saying that he regretted that he had not gone to go home with Gregory Edgeworth that day. He had also coped with the guilty verdict by directing his anger at Miles, who had eventually become a prosecutor under von Karma's tutelage. Edgeworth told the lawyer not to worry, and pulled out the files that von Karma had given him on the incident. Shigaraki was shocked to find that Edgeworth's files claimed that Issei Tenkai had been found guilty of murder, and he pulled files that he had obtained directly from the District Court's records to prove the discrepancy. He and Edgeworth realized that von Karma had altered the files so that Edgeworth would not go looking for the real killer.
Shigaraki finished his story with his taking over his mentor's case, as well has Oyashiki's dedication to visiting Tenkai. He reiterated that he was here now to find the truth. Edgeworth replied that, although as a prosecutor his path was different from his father's, as Miles Edgeworth he also wanted to find the truth behind his father's last case. Satisfied, Shigaraki handed Edgeworth the original IS-7 case files and evidence.
Yumihiko Ichiyanagi and Hakari Mikagami returned. Mikagami initially refused Edgeworth's offer to investigate cooperatively as before, but Edgeworth demonstrated some of his value to the case by asserting that the recently discovered dead body was that of Isaku Hyoudou. Mikagami protested that the police had taken possession the body from the IS-7 Incident, but Ichiyanagi got a call from forensics soon afterward, which corroborated Edgeworth's claim. Manfred von Karma's actions in the IS-7 investigation were now highly suspect, which meant that Shigaraki, as part of the IS-7 defense team that had originally made the accusation, was an important witness in the case. Moreover, Edgeworth was not only Gregory's son but also von Karma's adopted son, so he was highly important as well. Mikagami relented and allowed them to investigate the fountain patio.
Edgeworth's goal was to find out where the victim's body and the normallium had been hidden. His only clue thus far was that normallium had a minty aroma.
Oyashiki's tea set was still in the patio. As he and Kay Faraday were talking about the tea set, Oyashiki returned and served them more tea. Edgeworth noticed that this tea had a slightly different aroma from the tea that he had had in the morning. Larry Butz suddenly started yelling at Edgeworth for his nitpicky comments, and said that he would not talk to him anymore. Edgeworth began to suspect that both Butz and Oyashiki were hiding something.
Edgeworth asked Oyashiki about the ice sculptures. She explained that she had used her photos of Paul Holic's scupltures as a base to make replicas of his statues, and then to complete the entire zodiac. Edgeworth told her that the Autumn Palace seemed like it had been intentionally disguised as the Winter Palace, but Oyashiki claimed that she must have gotten some designs mixed up. Edgeworth knew that she was lying, but left the issue alone.
Edgeworth looked for something to give him leverage over Butz. He found a puddle of tea on the floor, in which Faraday found a shard of pottery with the letters "PH" engraved in it. Edgeworth showed this to Butz and said that he was planning on bringing it to Mikagami's attention if Butz refused to talk. Butz admitted that he had broken one of the teapots while trying to pour a cup of tea to give to Mikagami.
Butz apologized to Oyashiki for breaking her teapot. He added that he had looked under the service cart carrying the tea set and switched the teapot that he had found there with the one that he had broken. Edgeworth noticed that Oyashiki seemed more surprised by the switched pots than the fact that Butz had broken one of them. Regardless, he asked Butz whether he had done anything else, and Butz annoyedly replied that he had spent the rest of the time sketching beautiful women.
Edgeworth deduced that the switch was the reason for the differing aromas between the morning and afternoon tea. He recalled that the afternoon tea had a fresh minty aroma. He concluded that Oyashiki must have hidden the normallium inside the afternoon teapot, explaining her unusual reactions to Butz's apology. However, Oyashiki claimed that she did not know how to make the poison gas.
Edgeworth asked Delicy Scone about how one could obtain knowledge to prepare the poison gas, and she replied that the Angel's Recipe contained information on preparing Megatoxin X. Edgeworth then asked Shigaraki what he knew about Oyashiki. The attorney replied that Tenkai's relatives had kicked her out of the mansion after the incident, and she had pursued her acting career in order to buy the mansion from them. She had even managed to get the Angel's Recipe back from the Tenkai Group. Oyashiki could have used the Angel's Recipe to produce the poison gas.
Edgeworth and Shigaraki also discussed the connections between the poison gas case and the IS-7 Incident. Shigaraki mentioned that Yutaka Kazami and Isaku Hyoudou each had a son, and that both boys had gone missing after the IS-7 Incident. Only Hyoudou's son had ever been found, and Hyoudou himself had never had a proper funeral. This allowed the police to cement their claim that the body was in their custody.
Edgeworth decided to see Butz's pictures, which depicted Oyashiki, Mikagami and Scone. Oyashiki was depicted pushing the service cart, except the tablecloth covering it was light blue, whereas the tablecloth covering it now was white. Butz explained that Oyashiki had emerged from the Winter Palace with a different service cart while he was cleaning up the mess that he had made. She had then entered the Summer Palace, and had come out later with a lift trolley.
Edgeworth mentioned the picture to Oyashiki. He had noticed that the cart in the picture had chocolates on it, rather than the tea set. Oyashiki explained that she had been giving out chocolates to the people in the investigation. Edgeworth noticed that the chocolates had melted a little.
The lift trolley in question was beside Shigaraki near the tea puddle. Shigaraki recalled that Isaku Hyoudou had used this trolley 18 years ago to transport his sculptures. Edgeworth noticed that the lift trolley's surface was wet.
Edgeworth talked with the forensics officer at the fountain and learned that normallium, fatallium and sugar had been detected. He also got a call from Dick Gumshoe, saying that both cases in the Winter Palace had some amount of light blue liquid spilling from them, and the liquid contained the same sugar that had been detected in the fountain. Moreover, the liquid from the Gemini sculpture's case had traces of salt and blood. Finally, a rainbow light device had been found at the scene.
Edgeworth thanked Gumshoe for the information and turned to Scone to ask her about the decorations. Scone explained that she had given Oyashiki four new salt lamps and the four fluorescent cloths in her possession. Edgeworth recalled that, while Scone was looking through her bag for her theft report, he had seen a fluorescent cloth in her bag. Scone said that she had found it in the fountain. Since the four cloths that she had given to Oyashiki had been used in the Autumn Palace, she had realized that this cloth was the one that had gone missing 18 years ago.
- 2:33 p.m.
Forensics confirmed that the teapot with the minty aroma had traces of normallium on it. Scone then remembered that she had met with Oyashiki a week earlier, and she had noticed that her Megatoxin X had been stolen the night afterward. Edgeworth also confronted Oyashiki with the fact that she knew how to make the poison gas from the Angel's Recipe. Shigarki added that he found it hard to believe that anyone other than Oyashiki could have set up the poison gas trap.
However, Oyashiki retorted that all of these arguments were circumstantial, and that there was no solid evidence that she did any of these things. The normallium could have come from anywhere. Anyone could have stolen the Megatoxin X. The gallery lacked security guards and cameras. Edgeworth realized that he had to connect Oyashiki's actions between the IS-7 Incident and the present, in order to get to the truth.
Edgeworth asked Oyashiki about her decision to open the art gallery, leading once again to her claim that she had prepared replicas of Paul Holic's sherbet statues. In response to this, Edgeworth presented the results of the analysis on the liquid in the Winter Palace. The analysis showed that the sugar in the "replicas" was the same as the sugar in the original statues from 18 years ago. Oyashiki had not melted Holic's statues, but had hidden them somewhere else for 18 years.
Edgeworth went over what Oyashiki had done 18 years ago, in order to determine when and how she had stolen the statues. Shigaraki remembered that the saucers that she had served back then had been chilled. Edgeworth deduced that Oyashiki had placed the statues, still inside their cases, onto the lift trolley, then covered the cases with a tablecloth to disguise the setup as a service cart. In doing this, she could smuggle the statues out from right under Gregory's nose.
Oyashiki admitted to stealing the statues and melting the unfinished works to make it appear as if all of the statues had melted. However, the statute of limitations on the theft had run out in 2007, so she could not be arrested for it. In response, Edgeworth revealed that Oyashiki had also stolen Isaku Hyoudou's body. The body had been placed inside the Gemini statue, and the fluorescent cloth covering it had been used in conjunction with a rainbow light device to make the body look like part of the statue.
Edgeworth continued that, 18 years later, Oyashiki had to move the body again to avert suspicion. She had used the same method as before, and dumped the body into the fountain network in one of the other rooms. The body had then made it to the fountain. The cloth had floated up first, to be discovered by Scone, and then the body had surfaced later after thawing.
Edgeworth added that Larry Butz had witnessed her pushing the "service cart" with the chocolates. The tablecloth covering the cart had looked blue due to the fluorescent cloth underneath. Due to lack of time, Oyashiki had used one of the hollow ice blocks in the Winter Palace to contain the body and complete the disguise as before. She had then continued to give out the chocolates from her pocket. As for the tablecloth, she was wearing it around her waist, and testing it for traces of sherbet would prove everything.
Oyashiki finally admitted to setting up the poison gas trap. She had planted the Megatoxin X into Yutaka Kazami's pocket to make the incident look like a suicide, and failing that, the Megatoxin X itself would point to Scone. Oyashiki added that she had stolen the sherbet sculptures and placed them in the mansion's freezer, not knowing that the body had been in there. It was only after buying back the mansion and looking in the freezer again that she had realized what she had unwittingly done.
Edgeworth realized that Oyashiki's true motive was to find the real culprit behind the IS-7 Incident. The true culprit was the only other person who knew where the body really was, and Oyashiki knew that he would come to the museum to find it. She had switched the Autumn Palace and the Winter Palace, and disguised the Autumn Palace, to protect the real Gemini sculpture. Shigaraki told Oyashiki that she could have come to him, but she replied that the statute of limitations had run out on the IS-7 Incident, and so she felt that she had to take matters into her own hands.
Initially, Oyashiki had left only the Autumn Palace open. When opening the rest of the rooms to prepare for the museum's official opening, she had noticed that the Autumn Palace had been locked from the inside. The one who had looked inside the Pisces sculpture, believing that it was the Gemini sculpture, had triggered the trap. Edgeworth indicted Yutaka Kazami as the culprit behind the murder of Isaku Hyoudou.
The truth of 18 years agoEdit
- 3:11 p.m.
Edgeworth wanted to reopen the IS-7 investigation, but Mikagami had other plans. She said that the Prosecutorial Investigation Committee wanted to arrest Oyashiki for both incidents. Edgeworth wondered what the P.I.C. was thinking as he questioned its actions. Mikagami claimed that there was nothing further to investigate, anyway, but Edgeworth showed her the analysis of the liquid in the Winter Palace, which contained traces of blood. The investigation could not be considered complete without identifying whose blood this was.
Just then, Kazami returned to the fountain patio, fully recovered. He learned that he was being suspected, but he claimed that he had simply opened the Pisces case to look at it up close. He asserted that he had no motive for murder. Shigaraki recalled that there had been an issue with the partnership between the two. Edgeworth also recalled the mysterious fingermarks with no fingerprints, suggesting that Kazami had tried to view the Angel's Recipe. Moreover, Issei Tenkai had run out of film before Oyashiki had used the camera.
Edgeworth asked Kazami what his father could not: What had happened to the partnership the day before the finals? Kazami claimed that it had ended peacefully, and moreover, he could not have murdered Hyoudou while Tenkai had been in the room. However, Edgeworth determined that Kazami had used the camera to photograph the contents of the Angel's Recipe. Shigaraki recalled that neither Kazami nor Hyoudou had participated in the afternoon tea. Thus, Kazami had at least had an opportunity to commit the murder.
Edgeworth asked Kazami why he had collaborated with Hyoudou in the first place. Edgeworth let Kazami elaborate on their relationship prior to the contest. He had noticed that Kazami would pretend to meditate whenever he was cornered, and this tendency revealed itself when Edgeworth asked whether Hyoudou also wanted the title of world's greatest pastry chef. Edgeworth concluded that Hyoudou had a different motive, and Kazami concurred. Hyoudou had merely been after the Angel's Recipe.
Edgeworth asked Kazami whether he also had a goal other than the title, which seemed to anger Kazami. The chef insisted that the title was all that he was after, then described his efforts to improve his design skills. He mentioned that he had even studied Tenkai's recipes before pretending to meditate again. Edgeworth suggested that Kazami had also been after the Angel's Recipe, and Kazami admitted that this was true. Edgeworth knew that the Angel's Recipe was not really for recipes, so he decided to pursue this matter further.
Edgeworth asked Kazami whether he intended to make desserts with the Angel's Recipe. Kazami talked about the Angel's Recipe for a while, then pretended to meditate again. Edgeworth was able to confirm that, like the other contestants, Kazami had known about the Angel Recipe's true purpose. Kazami pretended to meditate again, but the jig was up. He claimed that he had needed the Angel's Recipe for his son's illness. Kazami was starting to look worried, and Edgeworth pressed his assault.
Edgeworth asked Kazami about his son. He waited until Kazami described how his son would visit the contest venue to play. Edgeworth remarked that Kazami's son did not seem very sick, and Kazami explained that the illness was not life-threatening. Edgeworth also confirmed that the Angel's Recipe had contained the only cure at the time. Kazami claimed that he had been entirely focused on his own work, but Edgeworth already knew that this was not true. Kazami admitted that he had sampled the other works, but they had tasted flavorless.
It was finally time to find out what the illness was. Edgeworth insisted that Kazami not be so secretive about a disease that was not life-threatening. He learned that it was the same taste disorder that Tenkai had contracted. Moreover, Kazami had also contracted the disease. Kazami had collaborated with Hyoudou in order to obtain the cure to his own disease! Kazami finally confessed that he had been the one with the illness, but he claimed that he had still had the intuition to win the contest.
Edgeworth recalled that Kazami's final entry had been rated poorly. Kazami blamed his lack of training at the time for this. Edgeworth found it striking that Kazami had done fine with Hyoudou's entry the previous day, only to fail at his own dish. Edgeworth realized that something had been different between the semifinals and the finals. Kazami denied any difference, but Edgeworth mentioned that Kazami's son had not appeared during the finals. Kazami's son had been taste-testing the desserts for his father.
Kazami began to laugh and taunt Edgeworth, saying that he had no evidence for his assertions. Even Kazami's son could not be reached, since he had never been found since his disappearance. Kazami added that he had abandoned the search for his son, presumably because his son would only serve to implicate him for his crime. He said that his son did not matter anymore, now that he had his sense of taste back.
Just then, Dick Gumshoe returned and announced the results of a forensics test on the blood in the liquid at the Winter Palace. The blood belonged to Yutaka Kazami. This confirmed what Edgeworth had suspected all along. Recalling that both of Scone's rock salt lamps had had their light bulbs broken, Edgeworth asserted that the supposedly unstained lamp had been stained with Kazami's blood. Kazami had rubbed his bloodstain away using the lyre on the Gemini sculpture. This was why Kazami had gone so far as to open the Pisces case.
Kazami then laughed and admitted to the crime. He explained that Hyoudou had betrayed him by breaking off the collaboration. Combined with the disappearance of his son, it had been guaranteed that Kazami would lose and Hyoudou would win. Kazami had then resorted to taking photos of the Angel's Recipe.
Hyoudou had caught Kazami taking the photos and found out about the taste disorder. Kazami had then tried to strike Hyoudou, but the latter had gotten the first blow in, causing Kazami to strike his head on one of the rock salt lamps. Hyoudou had asked Kazami for a large sum of money in exchange for his silence. Refusing to be a victim of blackmail, Kazami had struck Hyoudou dead with the other rock salt lamp.
Kazami had originally intended to frame Scone for the murder, so he had placed the lamps inside her castle. He had respected Tenkai, but he had had no problem with shifting the blame onto a cheater. Kazami had hidden the body inside the chocolate treasure chest, and had planned to freeze the body before its discovery to throw off the time of death. However, Scone's snacking had led to the premature discovery of the body by Oyashiki. Because of this, Kazami had settled for hiding the body inside the Gemini sculpture.
The lead detective, Wataru Shirase, had neglected to inform Manfred von Karma about the missing body. Because of this, von Karma had only found out about it after indicting Tenkai. It had been too late to back out of his indictment, so von Karma had resorted to forging an autopsy report to maintain his perfect win record. Edgeworth suspected that somebody had been trying to conceal the truth behind the IS-7 Incident.
Kazami then claimed that the statute of limitations had run out on the IS-7 Incident, making it legally impossible to arrest him. Edgeworth wondered about this and learned from Kazami that he had gone to Zheng Fa for training in confectionery design. Edgeworth pointed out that Kazami's stay in Zheng Fa extended the statute of limitations. Kazami replied that he had stayed in Zheng Fa for precisely three years. Given this information, the statute of limitations had run out four months ago.
Shigaraki thought of one more way to extend the statute of limitations, but he could not use his client's suffering in good conscience. Edgeworth realized what Shigaraki was talking about: The fact that Tenkai had been tried for a year, and convicted of being an accomplice to the murder, extended the statute of limitations by one more year. Finally defeated, Kazami made a candy sculpture of himself and sliced it in half. He was then taken into police custody.
- 4:56 p.m.
Edgeworth, Shigaraki and Faraday went to the detention center to deliver the news to Tenkai. Gumshoe escorted Tenkai to the Visitor's Room to greet them. Shigaraki told Tenkai everything, and the old chef tearfully thanked him and Edgeworth for what they had done. Tenkai was also saddened that Oyashiki would resort to crime to save him, but Edgeworth informed him that she had made his favorite chocolates every day for the past 18 years. Tenkai resolved to do the same for her until she was released.
Shigaraki thanked Edgeworth for his role in closing Gregory's last case. The attorney was planning on representing Oyashiki in court, and sort out the issues between Tenkai's conviction and the statute of limitations on Kazami's crime. Under the law as it stood, Kazami's arrest depended on Tenkai's conviction. Shigaraki told Edgeworth that it was his choice to continue down the prosecutor's path, or to join him in saving clients.
- 7:29 p.m.
References to popular culture Edit
- In the fan translation, there is a chemical on a counter called "punchout", a reference to the Punch-Out!! video game series.
- When Detective Badd gives Jeff Master the chocolates that Katherine made, Jeff sings about how they, "melt in my mouth, not in my hand," a line that has long been associated with M&Ms candy.