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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Yes, Maya Fey Did Say Phoenix Wright is an Attention Whore

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - It's real news. ...Plus, some actual real news. (And a sale.)

Some people on Twitter—and this isn't the first time—were wondering if this quote where Maya Fey uses the term “attention whore” is real.


And, yes, Maya Fey did say something to this effect on October 13, 2018. KoopaTV didn't cover that trial because... I mean, it wasn't an important one and it was a very local story featuring an up-and-coming treasure-stealing thief named Mask☆DeMasque. But here's... some evidence—in two different angles to demonstrate its credibility and lack of being falsified (like Phoenix Wright would later be known for half a year later)—of Maya Fey saying this:

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney typical attention whore Maya Fey Trials and Tribulations Mask☆DeMasque Stolen Turnabout
No one's gonna be able to fake the same text in TWO transparency filters.


KoopaTV looked into the Court Record and also found this VIDEO evidence of Maya Fey saying attention whore out loud. It also has the context.



Ron DeLite is Phoenix Wright's client, on trial for robbing the Lordly Tailor of an insignificant trinket of no value. Everyone knows Mask☆DeMasque stole it... but it's unclear who Mask☆DeMasque is. If Ron DeLite can be proven not to be Mask☆DeMasque, then he'll be declared Not Guilty. Yet Ron DeLite insists that he IS Mask☆DeMasque, which... makes defending Ron DeLite difficult when he's trying to confess to the crime against the wishes of his own lawyer in the -- Mask☆DeMasque's Identity -- testimony.

Maya Fey and Phoenix Wright are wondering Ron DeLite is sabotaging his own defence, and that's when Maya Fey says that Ron DeLite doesn't seem like a typical attention whore based on the very brief interactions she's had with Ron DeLite... unlike Phoenix Wright, who apparently is an attention whore. Phoenix Wright disagrees with Maya's personality assessment.


The reason so few people remember Maya Fey ever saying that is because, normally, someone like Phoenix Wright will begin a cross-examination by Pressing all of a witness's statements in order. If he Presses Ron DeLite's statement of “I don't have an alibi for the night the urn was stolen, after all!” The Judge will ask Phoenix Wright if he has evidence that Ron DeLite has an alibi. If Phoenix Wright says yes—and the evidence is fairly obvious—then he will go and present Ron DeLite's Wallet that the defendant lost in a completely different location (and this is backed up by records) at the exact time that Mask☆DeMasque was robbing Lordly Tailor. That solid alibi ends the cross-examination and leads to Ron DeLite being declared Not Guilty, which means that people won't end up seeing Maya Fey's attention whore dialogue (or the other Press dialogue for the remaining statements in Ron DeLite's testimony).

Any questions?

Well, if you're interested in (re)living this case (and purposefully seeing the attention whore dialogue for yourself, contrary to how someone would normally approach it), then you're in luck. The game developer CAPCOM has included it as part of the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy... which happens to be on sale between now and May 16 2022 (02:59 Eastern) at the same historically low prices that it was on sale in March for the CAPCOM Publisher Sale March 2022. They are calling it the CAPCOM Golden Week Sale... but it's for quite a bit longer than a week. Regardless, as long as you stock up on your Ace Attorney games before the sale is over, you're good. ...In fact, you'll also be good if you buy them at full price, because they're worth that. ...And more!


In addition, CAPCOM would really like for you to know that the 20th Anniversary Ace Attorney orchestra concert will be streamed again and you can buy tickets for it. When it says May 7, keep in mind that means 05:00 Eastern. ...Though a replay will be available if you're too busy sleeping.


It'll be a replay of the concert that happened last year. (And while the video feed isn't on YouTube, the audio feed is. ...For now.) It's really good music, though. In fact, the same cross-examination music that plays in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials & Tribulations featuring Ron DeLite is part of the orchestrated concert! SEE? IT'S ALL RELATED AND CONNECTED.

Update, May 8, 2022: Despite being called the 20th Anniversary Ace Attorney concert and it being marketed as using the best songs from last year's concert with the same name, the song selection wasn't identical between the two.



Can you believe that Maya Fey has quite the mouth on her? Are you reading this article long after that Golden Week Sale is over? ...Well, chances are decent that there'll be another sale going on close to when you're reading this anyway, since CAPCOM constantly has sales.


Ludwig painstakenly recorded the song differences between the two concerts in this article.
Check out the eShop's Big Ol' Super Sale from June to July 2022 for the next CAPCOM sale with Ace Attorney at a discount!

2 comments :

  1. I may have vaguely remembered that line as I always like to see the interactions between lawyer and assistant after all cross examination statements.

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    1. So I guess the first thing to do in cross-examinations ISN'T pressing every statement, but to skip to the end to see the in-between interaction.
      (Oh, and save.)

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