Yeah, and she was also a liar, a cheat, a murderer, and wore ugly sunglasses.
I don’t think I’d want to be a defense attorney anyway. I’d have to face Mr. Edgeworth in court and that’s like getting run over with a truck made out of words and scary faces.
…and wore ugly sunglasses.
Mistress Kay has spoken!
Sorry for taking so long to answer this, but this is going to take a while.
Logic Chess, unlike the other Secret Break System (Magatama, Perception Bracelet and Heart-Scope) does not rely on any gimmicks whatsoever. Instead Edgeworth does something very normal and common for investigators:
He discusses with his witnesses. Not aggresively. But with charm and wit. He tries to be civil, flatter the witness, make them turn careless, causes them to accidentally give away information by allowing the conversation to derail a bit… Then, when they make a mistake he lets his trap snap-shut and catches them with the very information they accidentally gave to him!
Professional Interrogation without the use of aggresive methods. That’s Logic Chess.
Of course, the fact that this disables Edgeworth from outright pressuring the witness from the very beginning has a huge drawback: If he takes too long to ask his questions or give answers, the witness will either get bored or catch on to what he is doing and immediately stop the conversation and snap-shut again. That’s why there is a time-limit. You have a limited time to finish the conversation and gather all the information you need to catch your oponent and set them “checkmate” that way. If the time runs out, the witness abandones the conversation and you are bestowed a minor penality (5%) and have to start over.
Of course, this is probably hard to imagines, so I will give you an example. Start the Music over now, please~
“So, Mr. Edgeworth, it seems these guys need a tutorial, so I just “borrowed” and hid your Prosecutor’s Badge! Good luck finding out where it is!”
I’ll tell you something frustrating. Whenever I tell people I’m the 2nd Great Thief Yatagarasu, they either give me weird looks or just giggle at me. It’s like they don’t believe me or something! I mean, don’t they see the handmade pin and the scarf and the whole Yatagarasu getup I’m wearing?!
I bet it’s just because I’m a girl.
Social Justice Yatagarasu.
Ace Attorney names usually always have some kind of meaning or pun to them. This is the same in English and Japanese. However, Kay’s name always puzzled me:
The name does have meaning, “Ichijou” can be taken to mean “Same reason/logic”, which clearly refers to her being allied to Edgeworth.
“Mikumo” means “Beautiful Cloud”, which probably refers to the patern on her shirt, however, it also puts her family name into a different perspective, because another meaning of “Ichijou” is “Streak” or “Ray”. Maybe it’s meant to be taken as a “Streak of clouds”, like the trace a Jet leaves behind when speeding off, refering to her boundless energy.
However, none of these meanings seemed quite a “Punny” as a I would have expected from an AA game, so I kept guessing.
Then, I realized something.
You know how Kay is often said to resemble a Ninja more than a Thief, not just by fans, but also by some characters in-game?
Well, the japanese word for “female Ninja” is “Kunoichi”.
Additionally, “M” and “N”, while considered different sounds in japanese, often “bend” into each other under certain circumstances. Now, let’s turn Kay’s japanese name around to read in western order:
I know, this might just be a coincidence, but I just found it fun to notice~.
OK, I need to finally reply to this after several days of feeling really sick, so let me get to it now.
Gyakuten Kenji 1, also known as Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth.
It’s a good game. It’s a decent Spin-Off.
Aaaand… That’s pretty much it.
Oh wait, you want to hear more? Well, OK, here goes (This will also include an in-depth explanation of my opinion on Kay Faraday in the end):