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by Burner

:         MILES EDGEWORTH         :
:         FAQ/WALKTHROUGH         :
:           VERSION 0.2           :


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That is all. It's investigatin' time!

Table of Contents

For reference.....

1. Version History
2. Contact information
3. Introduction
4. Controls
5. Getting Started
6. Characters


7. Case 1: Turnabout Visitor [TURNVISIT]
8. Case 2: Turnabout Airlines [TURNAIR]
9. Case 3: The Kidnapped Turnabout [TURNKID]
10. Case 4: Turnabout Reminiscence [TURNREM]
11. Case 5: Turnabout Ablaze [TURNABLAZE]

12. Conclusion

Version History
Version 0.2 (02/22/10): The bare bones groundwork, plus Case 1.

Contact Information

Hi, my name is Ryan Penrose. This is my third FAQ/Walkthrough. If you must
know, I go by Masterblaster02 on the GameFAQs boards, and Burner on GameFAQs
proper. Feedback for this walkthrough can be sent to either [email protected]
or [email protected]. However, the game title must be in the subject
name itself, or it WILL be treated as spam.


Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth is a bit of an anomaly for the
franchise as a whole, as it is not a sequel of the game that preceeded it
(Apollo Justice), the main character is not a defense attorney, and you do not
have any courtroom battles in the traditional sense. This is even reflected in
the presentation of the game, as you control the hero through a third-person
perspectie, though the only thoughts you have frequent access to is

That said, it is a refreshing diversion from the main series.



A: Next statement/confirm
B: Last statement/cancel
X: Present evidence (Manual)
Y: Holding button activates microphone support ("Hold It!", 
"Objection!", and "Take That!")
L: Press witness on statement (Manual)
R: Organizer, switch files
D-Pad: Brousing in Organizer
Start: Save game. You may save at any time; the game will pick up from where
you left off.
Select: Not used.


A: Next statement/confirm, examine
B: Cancel
X: Deduce (Up-close inspection scenes), connect information (Logic), zoom in on
evidence (manual), present evidence (manual)
Y: Move screen from left to right or top to bottom (specific scenes only),
holding button activates microphone support ("Eureka!", during deduction), open
Partner Screen, zoom out on evidence (manual)
L: Logic
R: Organizer, switch files, rotate evidence
D-Pad: Move Edgeworth, move cursor (up-close inspection scenes)
Start: Save game. You may save at any time (outside of Logic); the game will
pick up from where you left off.
Select: Not used.
Hold B + D-Pad: Move Edgeworth (running)

The game can also be played using the stylus.

Getting Started

The touch screen is used to not only move Edgeworth, but also allows you easier
access to all of the weapons at his disposal, whether it's investigating 
something else under greater scrutiny, finding contradictions, or questioning

The top screen is where you'll see the events unfold. You'll see Edgeworth pit
his considerable brainpower against all sorts of opponents, whether they be a
witness or a fellow investigator. You'll also be able to get some good
information out of them by doing so.

The Organizer is where you'll store that information. Everything in the case is
there, including involved people. To switch from viewing evidence to viewing
profiles and vice-versa, press the R button, or use the stylus on the top right
corner of the touch screen.

As there are no courtroom battles, gameplay is broken up into two segments:
Investigation and Confrontation. During Investigation, you gather facts to
build a preliminary case and to uncover the truth. These phases are generally
limited to a single area at a time.

The game is also largely defined by two new additions: Deductions and Logic.
Deductions generally involve presenting evidence to an up-close scene to point
out contradictions.

Logic is a bit more involved. As you investigate, you'll come across scraps of
information that are important enough to keep in mind. Connecting two pieces of
information correctly creates new information, whether it be another piece of
the logic puzzle, updating or adding a piece of evidence, or uncovering new
facts in the investigation.

Be careful though, as that ever-present health bar is still here, depicted in
this game as how close to the truth you are. Damage your case in any way,
whether it be linking together the wrong pieces of logic or presenting the
wrong piece of evidence, and you'll lose a bit of your health bar. When the bar
becomes empty, the case turns cold and the truth is lost forever (game over).

Throughout this document, I will refer to each part of the case, or this
digital epic poem, as a "Canto".


Miles Edgeworth: That sleeky-red prosecutor is back in action, but this time,
you're on HIS side! It's his mission to pursue the truth using the law as his
weapon, and it doesn't hurt that he has a sharp mind as well.

Dick Gumshoe: Edgeworth's constant detective partner is back for more. This
time, he's shown in a more competent light, but it doesn't make him any less
goofy or dim.

Franziska von Karma: The Prodigy, Franziska wants nothing less than perfect
victory, and isn't above stepping on some toes to do it. This time, she's
investigating a ring of criminals that may have something to do with these

Shi-Long Lang: The Interpol agent with the highest arrest rating, Lang doesn't
trust the courts and the prosecutors, and sees it as his mission to solve each
and every case so that no criminal has any opportunity to forge or destroy

Shih-na: Lang's partner, the mysterious Shih-na fulfills various roles, such
as secretary or second-in-command. Just what is her past...?

Kay Faraday: aka The Great Thief Yatagarasu, Kay sees it as her duty in life to
steal the truth from criminals and reveal it to the press. With the help of an
advanced device known as Little Thief, that duty is made a little easier. Oh,
and she's Edgeworth's obligatory perky female sidekick.


Case 1: Turnabout Visitor [TURNVISIT]


Edgeworth has just arrived at his office after an extended trip overseas. As he
wonders whether Gumshoe's kept the office tidy, he notices that the door is
unlocked, which it isn't supposed to be. As he makes his way inside, he notices
something off: the smell of blood. He walks over closer to the scene and he
drops his suitcase at the sight of a dead body. Suddenly, someone cocks a gun
from behind and aims at Edgeworth. At this point in time, I think it's safe to
say that this man is the murderer.

Edgeworth thinks so too, and asks his "guest" to identify himself. The gunman 
responds by shooting down the frame holding his first prosecutorial suit (!)
If that's a threat, then Edgeworth has one thing he wants to make clear: that
he won't tolerate having a murder happen in his office, and that he WILL be
arrested for commiting it. In the silence that follows, the gunman leaves.

We now cut to the aftermath of the incident. The forensics team is crawling all
over the office. Just as they finish photographing the body, Gumshoe bursts in,
distraught that 1) a murder has happened in Edgeworth's office, and 2) the
office is a mess. Edgeworth assures Gumshoe that he's quite alright, and that
the only thing they can do now is to investigate and find facts and leads to
help crack this case. It's important to keep these facts in mind when pondering
the mysteries of the case. Speaking of mysteries, why commit a murder in
this office at all? "Crime scene: My office" will be added to the Logic Screen.

Gumshoe agrees, saying that it's probably not a coincidence. Edgeworth
concurrs, pointing out the fact the door has a lock that can only be opened by
a key. "The office key" will be added to the Logic Screen. Edgeworth says that
by using Logic, one can reach the answers one is looking for. See, by
connecting two pieces of logic together, new information is created. To connect
the logic, all you have to do is enter the Logic Screen by either using the
touch screen or the L Button.

Begin this first foray into Logic by selecting "Crime scene: My office" and
"The office key", then use the touch screen or press the X Button to connect
them together. Edgeworth explains that all prosecutors' doors are outfitted
with locks as a security measure, which would make it rather difficult for the
murderer and victim to have had a struggle inside the office. This means that
the fact that the crime took place here can't be explained away as mere
coincidence. If that's the case, then why did the murderer infiltrate the
office? What were they after? "The killer's goal" will now be added to the
Logic Screen.

This is the end result of using Logic correctly, but if there's an interruption
in the flow of the logic, we'll get further away from the truth, and if we get
too far away, then it will be lost forever. Now it's time to investigate this
crime scene a bit more thoroughly.


Gumshoe notes that the best thing to do in any investigation is to examine
everything thoroughly. To do so, press the A Button or touch the "Examine"
panel on the touch screen. If you also start to feel a little lost, your
partner will be able to get you back on track. Just press the Y Button or touch
the Partner Panel on the touch screen, though, with Gumshoe around, I wouldn't
count on it.

First, examine the gun on the ground. If it's the murder weapon, then
Edgeworth's gunman must have dropped this on his way out the door. Upon seeing
it, Gumshoe believes that he's seen this particular model of gun before.
Specifically, it's the same type of model that's given to police officers.
Gumshoe just doesn't have the heart in him to use his own gun when the chips
are down, but he does see it carried around a lot by the other officers. So,
the murder weapon is the same type of revolver that's used by the precinct's
detectives... "Revolver" will be added to the Logic Screen.

Next, walk over to the victim's body to examine it in closer detail. Here, look
at the black wallet. It's actually a badge holder, and it belongs to Detective
Buddy Faith, who is probably our victim. "Victim was a detective" will be
added to the Logic Screen. Take a break from investigating and enter the Logic
Screen. Once inside, connect "Revolver" and "Victim was a detective" together.
Since the victim was a detective and the murder weapon was the same type
detectives use, then it stands to reason that the murder weapon actually
belonged to the victim. Gumshoe shuffles off to take another look at the body,
and sure enough, it has a gun holster attached to it. That means that the
murderer somehow snatched it from him. The Victim's Revolver will now be added
to the Organizer. Adding new evidence to the Organizer is the safest way to
keep everything, well, organized. To re-examine evidence at your leisure, all
you have to do is press the R Button or use the touch screen.

Edgeworth also thinks that it's a good idea to check the revolver, just in
case. By this point in time, you should already know how to do this, and if you
don't, then just listen to Edgeworth and Gumshoe explain it, since I find that
explaining it multiple times is redundant. Anyways, examine the bullet holding
part of the gun, or, to use the technical term, the swing out cylinder. One
chamber of the cylinder shows signs of having its bullet shot already. No other
chambers have this sign. Whoever stole this weapon from the victim had
extensive experience firing guns.

Back to the body! Examine the body itself next. Blood is all over his stomach,
which probably means that he was shot there. It also seems as though it passed
straight through. We probably won't be finding out anything more than that
until the autopsy's complete. The Crime Scene Notes will now be added to the
Organizer. Finally, look at the files. They're all over the floor, which is
indicative of a struggle between victim and killer. "Signs of a struggle" will
be added to the Logic Screen. Poor Gumshoe, frustrated even further by the mess
in the office. Anyways...

Just as Edgeworth is thinking about sending the body to the morgue, a new
person rushes onto the scene, knocking Gumshoe out of the way! As he cries out
his lamentations, Edgeworth asks if he's alright. Given the response, I don't
think he is. Edgeworth informs the new arrival that, as this is a crime scene,
he can't allow anyone else to touch the body. Well, to the new guy, it's not
just a couple of pounds of flesh, it's his buddy! He then calms down a bit and
formally introduces himself as Jaques Portsman, prosecutor, someone that
Edgeworth's run into already. Portsman's partner, the victim (who he calls
Jim), was his detective partner. Edgeworth and Gumshoe introduce themselves,
but when Portsman figures out that this is Edgeworth's office, he's quick to
lay the blame on the office's owner. Gumshoe throws that theory out the
window, saying that Edgeworth was overseas on a business trip until recently,
and hasn't had a chance to visit his office until now. It was Gumshoe who's
been looking after the office in the meantime, which means, unfortunately for
him, that Portsman shifts his suspicions to the good detective.

Edgeworth tells the both of them to calm down, saying that it's too early in
the investigation to be jumping to conclusions. Portsman apologizes, admitting
that he can get a little too hot-headed sometimes. He also admires Edgeworth's
ability to keep his cool under fire. No wonder so many people call this
legendary man, Miles Edgeworth, the "Genius Prosecutor"! With that out of the
way, Portsman agrees to a truce and to cooperating with the investigation.
He then swiftly calls over one of the forensics team members to take a photo of
him and Jim, as a commemorative way of ending their fruitful relationship.

Back to the investigation! Next, examine the fallen frame with the suit in it.
Edgeworth will then explain to Gumshoe just how the frame ended up on the
floor. Gumshoe is agahst that that particular jacket, the first one Edgeworth
ever prosecuted in, was shot at by the murderer! Well, it's a good thing that
the jacket itself wasn't shot through. Edgeworth, however, spots something more
than that. A contradiction, to be precise. Wait, contradiction? Sounds like
Phoenix Wright has been rubbing off on him. Anyways, back to the point, there's
something in this scene that conflicts with the evidence. Move the cursor to
the bullet hole in the frame, the press the X Button or use the touch screen to
Deduce just what is wrong with this scene. This is how Miles Edgeworth does

Present the Victim's Revolver as your evidence. Only one round in this revolver
was fired, yet why were there two bullets fired? The only logical conclusion is
that two guns were used tonight. The question is, did the killer come calling
with another gun? "Another handgun" will be added to the Logic Screen. Gumshoe
notices something else, however: what is that thing sticking out from behind
the frame? Edgeworth knows well what this thing is: his secret safe. No,
there's no money to be found in here, as per Edgeworth's words. As requested,
Gumshoe moves the frame aside so they can examine the safe. The thing is pretty
dusty, since it hasn't been used in quite some time. Gumshoe didn't have any
idea this was here, and that's how it should be, given that only prosecutors
know about these safes, and they're in every office a prosecutor resides in.
Right now, though, that safe is empty. It's used for storing evidence to be
used during an ongoing trial. The Secret Safe will be added to the Organizer.

Examine the keypad on the safe. Edgeworth notices that there's no dust to be
found on the keypad, which means that it must have been used recently. Once the
lab boys finish working it over, they find that there's no fingerprints to be
found on it. Whoever used it wiped it down thoroughly. "Wiped fingerprints"
will be added to the Logic Screen. The Secret Safe will also be updated in the
Organizer. The only way to get around this stumbling block is by using Logic,
so go ahead and enter the Logic Screen. Connect "The killer's goal" to "Wiped
fingerprints". Since the keypad on the safe was wiped down, it looks as though
the killer's intitial motive was to steal something from the office. "Motive:
Theft (?)" will be added to the Logic Screen. Next, connect "Motive: Theft (?)"
to "Signs of a struggle". The files all over the floor now seem to be another
piece of evidence that theft was on the killer's mind tonight. Edgeworth and
Gumshoe conclude that putting the files back on the shelves shoud give some
insight on whether any files have been pilfered.

After some drivel between Edgeworth and Portsman, the three of them return the
files to their rightful places on the shelves. When they're done, it looks
very much like the murder was committed at this specific location, given that
the blood is still relatively fresh. Factor in the stains, and it's highly
likely that the victim was shot while he was standing, the collapsed to the
floor. Gumshoe's problem with blood aside, there is another contradiction to be
found here. Point to the bullet hole in a file near the ground, then Deduce by
presenting the Crime Scene Notes. If the victim died from a shot to the
stomach while he was standing, why is the bullet hole so low to the ground?
Whoever ransacked the office must have messed something up, but what? Answer
"The order of the files", even though the arrangement they're in now is
correct. The order must have gotten loused up at some point in time, resulting
in the current contradiction, and means that the files were misplaced during
the time of the crime. Edgeworth suggests placing the files as they were when
the victim was shot. After they do, Gumshoe asks to prop the body back up to a
sitting position, and Edgeworth has no objections. As they discover after doing
so, the bullet hole is now where it should be. The killer must have searched
the files before shooting the victim, and then put the files back in numerical
order instead of the intended order Edgeworth prefers. But then why would the
files be thrown into chaos twice, before and after? "Files in disarray" will be
added to the Logic Screen.

Now that the scene is as it was during the time of the crime, it's time to take
a closer look. Examine that red lettering to find something disturbing indeed:
most of Gumshoe's name is written in blood on the files the victim's body was
hiding! Portsman takes this as his cue to formally accuse Gumshoe of killing
his partner, while Edgeworth notes that, indeed, one of his files has been
stolen. The Stolen File will be added to the Organizer.


Portsman says that this message from the deceased proves things beyond a shadow
of a doubt, and requests that Gumshoe be arrested, even though the good
detective is still adamant that he's killed no one. Edgeworth isn't convinced,
and asks that Portsman explain his reasoning. Privately, Edgeworth feels that
something's off about Portsman. There must be some flaw to his logic, but what?
To find it, Edgeworth tells Gumshoe that he's going to cross-examine Portsman,
just like Phoenix does in court. You can either explain it to Gumshoe or move
on, but either way, you'll go on to question Portsman.

-Detective Gumshoe. You stole Jim's gun from him and shot him dead.

-Further, you messed up the files to make it look like you had committed theft

-That's when you moved Jim's body that was sitting in front of the bookshelf!

-But thanks to that, you didn't notice the bloody letters his body was hiding.

-And it will be by his final words that you will be brought to justice.

Looks like Portsman is dead-set on portraying Gumshoe as the killer. Too bad
for him, since anyone who knows Gumshoe also knows that there's no chance that
he could take a life. There is almost certainly a flaw in his logic that's just
waiting to be exposed!

Present the Stolen File against Portsman's fourth statement, the one about the
bloody letters; how could the killer have missed the bloody lettering on the
spines of the volume if they went to take one? Portsman raises the possibility
of the file being stolen beforehand, but no dice, for then how could the victim
or anyone else have written the message? If Gumshoe was the murderer, he would
have taken all three files to be safe! These bloody letters are proof of
obstruction of justice, and only someone that has the most to gain from this
could have done it. Someone like our killer.

Portsman caves in quickly... a little too quickly if you ask me. Still, it
doesn't change the fact that his logic just doesn't flow. Portsman then states
that it's such a shame that things have come to this, considering that he
didn't want to bring it up in the first place. No, he's not accusing Gumshoe
again; he knows that the guy is innocent. He brings up the surprising news that
there is another key that can open the door to this office: the master key, a
key that can unlock any door within the building. There's only one person on
guard duty tonight that's in possession of the master key, and Portsman
requests that the young lady be brought in. Gumshoe knows what this means, and
he ain't likin' it one bit. After a while, that young lady is revealed as...
Maggey Byrde! No wonder Gumshoe was so antsy! Since he's not the one who
committed the crime, that leaves her as the only viable suspect, and Gumshoe's
"confession" doesn't mean squat. Portsman then outlines his reasoning regarding
his suspicions.

-It's pretty obvious that Ms. Byrde snuck into your room using the master key.

-I mean, if Detective Gumshoe isn't the one who opened the door...

-...then that leaves Ms. Byrde as our prime suspect.

-On top of which, she knows our good detective, doesn't she?

-Making it all that more probable that she was the one who faked the dying

It all adds up to say that Maggey used the master key tonight. Said Master Key
will be added to the Organizer. This key would be some very incriminating
evidence, if not for the fact that both you and I know that she couldn't really
harm a fly, and Portsman's overconfidence isn't helping matters. In fact, if
Maggey is innocent, then someone else must have used the master key tonight.
What we really need is more info to work with, so let's start by squeezing the
"athlete" for more info.

Start by pressing his first statement, the one about Maggey using the master
key. Maggey argues that she couldn't have used the key at the time of the
crime, though Portsman is a little too eager to move on, and Gumshoe calls him
on it. Portsman, however, doesn't want to focus on any "lies" she may tell, but
we know better, so "Ask for more details". Maggey explains that the reason why
she couldn't use the master key at the time was because it had been stolen from
her at around 1 AM. Edgeworth requests that this fact be added to the
arguement, though Portsman can't really see why, seeing as Maggey has the
master key right now. She can't explain why the master key suddenly reappeared,
but Portsman argues that by "losing" it and then miraculously "finding" it
again, she could fabricate an alibi for herself. Then again, she doesn't have a
motive for breaking in to begin with. Well, it could have been theft, as was
explained earlier. They even tried to get through the safe! OK, so maybe she
has a motive, but if you're thinking what the game wants you to think, then
Portsman's just tripped up again. The following statement will be attached
between statements 1 and 2:

-Her intent? From the messed-up shelves to the wiped-down safe, I'd say

Present the Secret Safe against this statement, as only prosecutors know about
its existence. Portsman's arguement that she could have discovered it
accidentally falls upon deaf ears, given that only the safe and bookshelves
were targeted. This means that the killer knew exactly what they were looking
for. Ergo, the only person who could have tried to ransack the safe is a
prosecutor. Perhaps the killer behind this plot is one of the prosecutors in
this building!

Unfortunately, Portsman brings up another possibility. He claims that he let
slip the existence of the safes to his partner, who then decided to ransack the
offices. Thus, according to Portsman's scenario, Maggey entered the office in
an attempt to subdue the victim and wound up killing him out of self-defense.
This also, Portsman claims, explains what happened to the master key: the
victim had stolen it to pull off his crime spree. The only way Maggey could
have found it in this unlikely scenario is if she had retrieved it after she
killed him. Jeez, what a slimeball this prosecutor is!

Portsman then takes charge of the investigation, as he's already secured
permission from his higher-ups, and asks that Edgeworth and his entourage
leave. Despite cries of protest from Gumshoe and Maggey, Edgeworth follows the
directive, but swears that he'll be back. Save your game.


Not only is Portsman a creep, he's also rude to boot! Being kicked out of a
crime scene is one thing, but when said crime scene is also your office to
boot...! While Gumshoe rants, Maggey once again laments the fact that she is
misfortune incarnate. But, as Edgeworth points out, being kicked out of the
crime scene does not mean that the investigation is over. Take the hallway, for
example. There are still several facts that we can collect from here, not the
least of which is the master key, which Portsman argues was stolen from Maggey
by the victim, then was retrieved by Maggey after she had killed him.


First, examine the sofa in the corner. When you zoom up, examine the folder
that's been shoved under. It turns out that it's the stolen file, but it's also
missing several pages. Looks like our friendly neighborhood larcenist only
took what was needed and left the rest behind. It's not like they're important,
seeing as they're only records of old court cases, but Edgeworth himself
doesn't really know the details, seeing as they're not his. They once belonged
to the office's previous occupant, who himself was a high prosecutor.
Edgeworth's job concerning these files was to keep them exactly the way they
were. That means that whoever stole those pages wanted them for a very specific
reason, though what that reason is is unknown at this time. But why would
anyone care about a decade-old case? Although it doesn't pop up, the
information regarding the Stolen 0-Series File will be updated in the

Next, begin your discussion with Maggey, who, as you'll remember, is a bit of
a court proccedings addict. Start by presenting the Master Key. Maggey
reiterates that the key went missing at around 1 AM, but returned at around
2:30 AM, and it was just sitting on the counter below the security room's
reception window. Maggey is completely convinces that in that time span, the
key had been stolen by some unknown individual. "Master key was stolen" will be
added to the Logic Screen. When Edgeworth asks why the key has such an insecure
storage space, Maggey admits that they usually keep the key further inside the
room, but not this time apparently. Maggey knows that she messed up on this
occasion, but she has her reasons. Specifically, she was using it at the time,
and left the key out for easy access.

Talk with Maggey about "Used the master key?". She explains that she had to use
the key to let a prosecutor into their office, seeing as they forgot theirs.
She was just doing her duty as a security guard, no harm in that. The problem
is that the prosecutor who asked her to use the key was Portsman, as Maggey
suddenly remembers. Next, talk about "Forgetful Mr. Portsman". Portsman's
request came at around midnight. He claimed that he had lost his key and that
he needed the security guard on duty to use the master key to allow them in,
since it's against regulations to loan the master key out. So it was that
Maggey accompanied Portsman up to his office (which is right next to
Edgeworth's convienently enough), and once there, she used the key to let him
in. When he was finished, he called up security to lock up the office again. In
conclusion, Maggey used the master key twice tonight. "Used the master key"
will be added to the Logic Screen. Based on this information, it's time to
check Portsman's door in closer detail.

First, examine the doorknob. The door is locked down pretty tight, which is as
it should be for a high prosecutor's office. Next, examine the number plate.
This is Portsman's office alright, considering that the basketball hoop is
parked right outside, though, as Maggey recalls, Portsman actually wanted to
use Edgeworth's office for some obscure reason, though, in the end, he couldn't
get it. Now, examine the basketball hoop, if only to get more banter between
Edgeworth and Gumshoe. Portsman's door, however, won't really get any value as
a place of inspection without some Logic to back it up. To the Logic Screen,
and step on it!

Connect "Master key was stolen" and "Used the master key" together. Edgeworth
concludes that while the master key was initially used to unlock Portsman's
door, Maggey couldn't have used it to lock up, seeing as it had been stolen by
that time. She just couldn't admit that the key had been stolen, so she whipped
out her home key and pretended to lock up. That means that Portsman's office's
door should still be unlocked. Mr. Portsman's Office will now be added to the
Organizer. Present Mr. Portsman's Office against its very own doorknob as part
of the Deduction. If Maggey really didn't lock this door, then why is it still
locked? Maggey is sure that she didn't re-lock the door, so that's no help at
all. This means that either Portsman still has his key and neglected to suggest
it, or that the door that Maggey opened didn't belong to Portsman in the first
place. It's also simple to prove which of the two theories is correct. Choose
to examine the "Prints on the doorknob". The results are pretty conclusive:
only Portsman and the victim's prints can be found on the doorknob. Maggey
could not have opened this door at all! Present her profile as proof of this.
Mr. Portsman's Office will be updated in the Organizer.

Edgeworth then notices some things near the floor surrounding the bottom of the
door. Examine the piece of paper first, as it's a note from the victim. It

 "I brought the 3 pieces of evidence
  by, just like we talked about on the
  phone, but it looks like you're out.
  Guess I'll catch up to you later.

Judging by the contents of the letter, I'd say that it was meant for Portsman.
The Note Left by Victim will be added to the Organizer. Next, examine the base
of the basketball hoop. Edgeworth notices that the placement of the basketball
hoop seems to be a little off. Either it was accidentally bumped, which is
extremely unlikely, or someone intentionally moved it. The Basketball Hoop will
be added to the Organizer.


Well, it looks like this investigation has paid off in spades, so to speak.
Edgeworth believes that now is the time to confront the real killer in this
case, and as long as his logic is sound, then there's no escape for whoever
pulled off the deed, and if you've been following along, you should know who it
is too: it's Portsman! Time to really put the screws to this guy.

Inside the office, the forensics team is just wrapping up the case, and as they
play "Catch the File" Gumshoe manages to break the door down, letting Edgeworth
and Maggey in as a result. Edgeworth wastes no time in accusing Portsman for
doing the Very Bad Thing (tm), and isn't buying the whole "Let's team up!"
farce. It's then that Portsman confronts Edgeworth with the unpleasant truth
that his mentor, Manfred von Karma, forged evidence in his time too.
Edgeworth's dealt with that sort of thing already, and he won't be cowed by
these mind games either. It's time that Portsman explain his actions, though
that will only tighten the noose around his own neck. Either way, he's lost,
but Portsman won't let that bother him, since Edgeworth hasn't proved anything

-I have no idea what sort of hair-brained idea you have in mind, but...

-...there's a mountain of evidence that points away from me being the culprit.

-Besides, how, may I ask, do you propose I unlocked your door and got in here?

-Look, I feel bad doing this to you, but I've got work to do, so we're done

Unfortunately for him, we have not yet begun to fight! Time to show him what
we're made of.

Press his third statement, the one about how he managed to unlock the door.
Edgeworth's already demonstrated how it could be done, but Portsman isn't
buying into it. "Raise an objection". Since you've upped the ante, Portsman is
willing to give your claim a fair shake. Present the Master Key as proof for
how he could have opened the door. Portsman objects, saying that he never
touched that key in the first place, but that's besides the point, as he
managed to use it without touching it in the first place. In fact, the "point"
he used was to "point" out what he wanted open. Present Maggey's profile: some
way or other, he tricked Maggey into opening Edgeworth's office, all so he
could rob the office, under the guise of retrieving some evidence from "his"
office. But Maggey's still completely certain that she opened Portsman's door.
She even checked the number plate to be completely certain! Again, Edgeworth
points out that Maggey may have been misled into thinking that Edgeworth's door
was Portsman's. Portsman doesn't see this happening, but Edgeworth proposes
that he switched the number plates between the two offices in order to
manipulate Maggey into opening the wrong door, as those number plates do tend
to slide out pretty easily.

There was also one more thing that Portsman did to trick Maggey into opening
Edgeworth's door, and to prove it, present the Basketball Hoop. Portsman had
moved the hoop conveniently parked outside his own door to outside Edgeworth's
door; after all, if there is one defining characteristic of Portsman's office,
it is that specific hoop! It doesn't help Portsman's case that his hoop shows
signs of having been moved.

You have to give Portsman this much credit: he's not willing to throw in the
towel just yet. Prepare for another testimony.

-Now you're just spouting nonsense.

-I had the girl open my office door.

-After that, I was in my office door the entire time.

-You don't have a single reason to suspect me!

Still insisting on your innocence, eh, Portsman? We'll soon see about that...

Present Mr. Portsman's Office against his second statement, the one about
Maggey opening his office; the only fingerprints on that doorknob were
Portsman's and Detective Faith's after all. Portsman claims that he was in his
room whether she unlocked it or not, but Edgeworth isn't buying it. As proof,
present the Note Left by Victim. It says right in its message that Portsman
wasn't in his office. If Portsman wasn't in his own office, then he was in
Edgeworth's office, shaking the place down! And what would happen if Detective
Faith, after leaving that note, heard Portsman ransacking Edgeworth's office
and came in to investigate? Yup, you guessed it! And when Edgeworth came back,
Portsman had to threaten Edgeworth in order to make his escape!

Looks like the killing thief is about to get it... wait... what's Portsman got
up his sleeve this time? Portsman claims that all of the evidence and theories
presented so far are circumstantial. For example, maybe he wiped his doorknob
down after Maggey unlocked his door, and maybe that note left to him by the
victim appeared earlier in the day and he simply failed to notice it. Oh, and
by the by, he has a waterproof alibi. SAY WHAT!? Sure, he only remembered it
just now, but better late than never.

-If memory serves, you came back to this office at around 2 AM, correct?

-And it was then that you had that unfortunate confrontation at gunpoint with
the culprit.

-But at exactly that time, I was down in Criminal Affairs!

-Ask around. I'm sure the other detectives will corroborate my story. It's the
perfect alibi!

Edgeworth wastes no time in ordering Gumshoe to check into this matter. When
Gumshoe gets back, the news isn't good: every detective on duty at that time
definitely remembers Portsman paying them a visit! Curses!

The only thing you can do here is press all of his statements. Once you do,
Edgeworth realizes that Portsman's alibi really does hold up! Smelling victory,
Portsman requests that Maggey be placed under arrest, and there's very little
anyone can do about it. Is there anything else that can cast doubt on
Portsman's alibi? "Mr. Portsman's alibi" will be added to the Logic Screen.
You will then automatically enter the Logic Screen. First, connect "Mr.
Portsman's alibi" and "Another handgun". Edgeworth comes to the shocking
conculsion that there were TWO people intent on theft tonight! "Another
visitor" will be added to the Logic Screen. Finally, connect "Another visitor"
to "Files in disarray", and Edgeworth will determine the theory regarding the
two thieves also explains why his files were thrown about twice, and also
determines that the second thief has little bearing on the case at hand...
which would render Portsman's alibi irrelevant as well!

Edgeworth lets out a mighty objection, saying as much to Portsman! Edgeworth
runs through his hypothetical scenario once more, adding the second thief to
the mix. Now that we have rendered Portsman's alibi to be moot, all that's
left is to close the book on this case... but Portsman STILL isn't willing to
give up! After all, he's still claiming that everything we've uncovered is
circumstantial. If only we had one definitive piece of evidence...!

-That thief you ran into should be your real suspect, wouldn't you say?

-We should be out there looking for that thief right now. They might still be

-I hate to repeat myself, but as I've said, I was training in my room.

-And when Jim came to deliver some evidence to me I was down at Criminal

-So I can't be expected to know what happened around here after I left.

Portsman most likely wants us looking for the thief so that he has more time to
cover up his murder. Well, I don't think so. It's time to end this!

Kick off the beginning of the end by pressing his fourth statement, the one
about the evidence. When Edgeworth asks why Detective Faith didn't go with
Portsman to Criminal Affairs, Portsman says that his partner was tired and
wanted to nap, and so slept on one of the hallway's comfy benches. Then, what
about the evidence? There were only two pieces of importance from yesterday's
case: a gun and a pendant. The following statement will be inserted between the
fourth and last statements:

-He brought me two items, a gun and a pendant, that are related to yesterday's

Only two? Not according to the victim's note: there are supposed to be three
pieces of evidence! Present the Note Left by Victim against this statement.
Edgeworth demands that Portsman show the missing piece of evidence, but when
Portsman proves too slow to produce it, Gumshoe is ordered to perform a body
search on Mr. Bad Prosecutor. Lo and behold, the third piece of evidence is a
video tape! If this tape contains evidence of Portsman's guilt, then we need to
have a closer look at it. Rotate around to the back of the tape and examine the
bloodstain on it. In all likelyhood, the victim had this tape on him when he
was shot, and the blood seeped onto it. Let's all give Portsman a round of
applause for not thinking things through thoroughly enough!

And that's checkmate.

In the aftermath, Gumshoe reports that Portsman has been placed under arrest
for Detective Faith's murder, though Maggey's job security is still up in the
air... Gumshoe then extrapolates that Portsman must have been part of some big
underworld organization, given that he wouldn't say a peep about his motive for
robbing the office. It would also explain why he was so corrupt, using forged
evidence and refusing to prosecute certain cases. There's also one more
thing... to illustrate that "one more thing", present the Stolen 0-Series File;
we still have no idea why the second thief stole this piece of evidence. Just
then, another officer comes onto the scene and presents a black card... a card
that has an emblem Edgeworth knows well... for it is the mark of the Great
Thief Yatagarasu!

Edgeworth describes the Yatagarasu as a noble, modern day Robin Hood, one that
appears and vanishes at will. Although the Yatagarasu's ultimate goal is
completely unknown, its targets are not: corrupt corporations or organizations.
The Yatagarasu steals evidence regarding these corrupt dealings and releases
said evidence to the media. The thefts are silent, and they all go off without
a hitch. No warning is sent, and the target doesn't even know that they're the
victims of theft until it's too late. And with the evidence of these corrupt
dealings also comes a card adorned with the mark of the Yatagarasu. However,
it's been a long time since the Yatagarasu has last appeared. Most likely, the
second person who infiltrated the office was... the Yatagarasu! Is this Great
Thief also tied into this giant web of intrigue? A web that began unravelling
two days ago? Save your game.

Case 2: Turnabout Airlines [TURNAIR]

Case 3: The Kidnapped Turnabout [TURNKID]

Case 4: Turnabout Reminiscence [TURNREM]

Case 5: Turnabout Ablaze [TURNABLAZE]


I hope that you enjoyed the game as much as I did! I STRONGLY urge you to buy
the game so that we may have an opportunity to play more Ace Attorney!

"There's a lot a person can understand about another from first impressions