Character Spotlight: Phoenix Wright

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Tuesday!

The end of the month (and the year!) is coming before we know it.

So, here’s the Character Spotlight for December!

Character Spotlight: Phoenix Wright

I swear I didn’t pick Phoenix to be this month’s spotlight because of that news article I found a few weeks ago.

Anyway…

Phoenix Wright is a defense attorney in the hit series, Ace Attorney, from Capcom. Phoenix first appeared in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney in 2001 for the Nintendo DS. There were two more games in that trilogy where he played the main character.

He returned in Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney in 2008 for the Nintendo DS, but not as the main defense attorney. He returned as a defense attorney again in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies in 2013 for the Nintendo 3DS and then again, most recently, in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice in 2016 for the Nintendo 3DS.

Phoenix is pretty popular and famous among all the games he’s been in.

What I love most about Phoenix is that he isn’t a hard-ass like most portrayals of lawyers are. He does his best and doesn’t rest until justice is served. Yet, he doesn’t do all this without complaining.

He keeps his friends close, but his enemies closer. The relationship he has between Maya, his assistant, Trucy, his daughter, and Apollo and Athena, his collegues, is wonderful. He takes care of all of them as though he were their older brother or father.

The dynamic he has with the other prosecutors, especially Miles Edgeworth, an old friend, is great as well.

No matter what happens, they all manage to work together to find the truth.

Phoenix is just one of those characters who I would love to know in real life. What he does is amazing and he’s always looking out for others.

Plus, he has witty and sassy internal dialogue that just makes him all the more realistic.

What do you think of Phoenix Wright? Have you ever played any of those games? Let me know in the comments below! 

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2 thoughts on “Character Spotlight: Phoenix Wright

  1. I think you know this by now, but Phoenix Wright is one of my favorite series ever. My favorite character within the series is the main defense attorney himself so I appreciate this post. I love his sassy internal dialogue and his back-and-forth with Maya. I wish that they hadn’t changed his personality in Apollo Justice, but I’m glad he’s more or less his usual self in the most recent games. I always look forward to the next Ace Attorney game, and I hope Wright continues to be a big part of them. Maybe one day, he’ll even be in a Smash Bros. game! At the very least, I can play as him in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and it’s hilarious to see him fight!

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    • Phoenix is the best! And I do agree that Apollo Justice isn’t my favorite game mainly because Phoenix isn’t the protagonist. But I love all the characters in all the games all the same.
      I’ve never played Marvel vs. Capcom, but I’m sure it is funny to watch him fight!

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