nev plays ace attorney

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Von Karma is really terrible at hiding that he hates this kid

actually what’s kind of disturbing is this came out of absolutely nowhere, but Miles doesn’t make his shocked face, there’s just an awkward silence. Which implies this sort of random outburst has happened before, probably several times, and Miles has just accepted it as part of his life.  Like they’ll just be talking and Miles will say something like “I will make you proud” and Manfried will be like “YOU ARE A PIECE OF TRASH” and then like remember himself and continue on like nothing happened and Miles will just have to brush it off like “ahhh sometimes he just says things to toughen me up” or “he lost his temper i guess I have to work harder” and wow, having to deal with that from the person raising you for years…

And then on Franziska’s side, he just doesn’t pay much attention to her as she’s clearly working her ass off to please him, just focusing on Miles, so at the time she’s burningly jealous and resentful of Miles, she’s witnessing these weird angry outbursts at Miles and it’s clear it at least makes her mildly uncomfortable, considering how she changes the subject quickly here and then actually does Miles a solid in her own way. 

sad prosecutor babies :(

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Maya loves Pearl so much :’(

I think it’s kinda important that Miles is the one who recognizes this, because he’s someone who’s been through a lot of trauma too, and often reacted to it by kind of forcing it down and trying to be strong.’

I also wonder if little sister feels also play a part in him recognizing this-(as much as Franziska would kill him for considering her a “little” sister)- After all, right now, he’s in the position where he’s still dealing with the shit Von Karma did to him, but he realizes that as badly hurt as he was by Von Karma, Franziska was damaged pretty badly by him too. So he’s putting his own stuff aside and kind of trying to guide her on the path to healing in his own way. And he sort of recognizes that in Maya too.

THERE’S A LOT OF STUFF GOING ON HERE IS WHAT I’M SAYING. FAMILY FEELINGS.

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Franziska :’)

You know her saying she’d lie in court is literally the hugest favor she can do someone in her mind too. And you know she sees a little girl who loves her dad so much and just lost him and she knows how she would feel (WILL FEEL D’:) so she’s telling Kay the thing she’d love most to hear in the world, “you’re a good daughter, you’d make your father proud, way to go kid.”

Miles must have been great at Christmas as a kid.

like before he died his dad dressed up as Santa once to try to give Miles a magical experience and Miles was like “HOW DID YOU GET IN HERE. BREAKING AND ENTERING? I CANNOT OVERLOOK THIS. I’M GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE YOU TO COURT, SANTA”.

And his dad actually had to run away and you can bet he never did that again.

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Dahlia’s hatred for and rivalry with Mia is so intense and pure she kept trying to hurt Mia- by killing the person Mia loves most (which is of course her lil sis <3 ahhh sister feelings)- EVEN AFTER BOTH OF THEM DIED. SHE’S STILL FUCKING WITH MIA FROM THE AFTERLIFE. DAHLIA AND MIA’S BATTLE IS SO INTENSE AND EVERLASTING EVEN  THE DEATH OF BOTH PARTICIPANT CANNOT STOP IT.

remember the post by ethicalbutchering?

 ladies who are way too obsessed with killing each other—like, completely beyond the bounds of practicality.  epic, sprawling rivalries that leave devastation in their wake.  women who hate each other so much, they might as well be in love.

yeah i think these two definitely qualify.

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OMG I THOUGHT KAY WANTING TO HAVE A THIEVING LESBIAN HAREM WAS A FAN INVENTION BUT NO, IT’S CANON. 

I AM ONE HUNDRED PERCENT BEHIND THE LESBIAN THIEF CONGLOMERATE

also what the hell are you talking about Miles do you even know what franchise you’re in of course she’s going to find two other spunky cute girls made of awesome around her age to do lesbian thieving with her. THERE’S EMA FOR ONE. AND MAYA’S PRETTY CLOSE TO HER AGE. 

Because Nick and Miles are perfectly fine with hanging out with girls as partners in business, friends and mentors instead of automatically seeing them as just being sexual resources, Larry, and girls like being treated with respect like they’re  human beings. There that’s the secret I’ve imparted it on you learn ye well.

(also they’re adorable pushovers who are ridiculously easy to get flustered and therefore you can always have a hilarious time)

Wow i thought for a while that a case where you defended a whale was gonna end up being the one of most tragic cases ever, but then it made a quick turnaround at the end. I’M GLAD. I COULDN’T DEAL WITH A DEAD WHALE PLUS INFINITE OTHER SADNESSES I’M SORRY!

also “guys who obsess over "protecting” their girlfriends and subsequently make their girlfriends deaths ALL ABOUT THEM AND HOW “i couldn’t proooootecccct her” and swear their angsty revenge  2 prove themselves are always wrong and just make everything worse with their manpaining" is a running thing in Phoenix Wright and im glad

though granted, this dude was nowhere NEAR as bad as Godot. Not even a twentieth as bad. I felt pretty bad for him, unlike my No Sympathy for Godot. He was just young and naive and silly. Basically proves nobody can be as bad as Godot.