- what she says: i'm fine
- what she means: when maya first met apollo in spirit of justice she said phoenix described him as "unreliable." at first i thought she might mean when apollo quit the agency during clay's murder trial, but then Phoenix clarified that he said that two years ago, aka during the events of aa4. apollo won all of his trials during aa4 with practically no assistance or advice from Phoenix (aside from the last case when Phoenix basically hijacks the game from him). in what way was apollo's court performance during that game "unreliable"? maybe not in his first trial against kristoph, which was his literal first time taking lead on a court case and couldn't possibly have expected his mentor to turn out to be a psychopathic killer, apollo is clearly able to hold his own in court while actually knowing what he's talking about instead of bluffing. why would phoenix call apollo "unreliable" when he literally acts as the only source of income for the WAA besides Trucy's magic shows, which don't appear to become popularized until at least a year later? apollo shows up to his trials as prepared as the cases allow, how is he "unreliable"? how dare phoenix wright, disgraced defense attorney who has reduced his life to underground gambling and guzzling "grape juice", call apollo justice, a brand new attorney who started his solo career one year younger than phoenix, "unreliable"
i'm not sure why you think people are characterizing deku as passive? literally every fandom space i've been in is just people going THE ABSOLUTE MADMAN!! from all the crazy shit he gets into