Log Post #9 of 23
Log Post #9 | From: warpio | Posted: 4/23/2017 05:32:00 PMUpdated: 4/23/2017 08:52:26 PM
|Episode 3: The Rite of Turnabout - Trial part 3 recap|
Maya is totally confident, and shows everybody up by channeling the spirit of Tahrust Inmee. Rayfa is practically speechless, and decides to leave the courtroom.
lmao... Tahrust is really enjoying playing with Maya's hair.
Judge: "When I pass from this world, I, too, hope to be channeled with a full head of hair"
leeewd... Tahrust takes Maya's top off because he's hot... I wonder if anyone's gonna remind him to put it back on before the channeling ends
he seems completely surprised to learn that Acolyte Zeh'lot has been murdered, and that he's the main suspect.
his weird stretching poses look very uncomfortable... Phoenix is actually worried he might break maya's body doing these poses lol
when Nahyuta asks, Tahrust says that he does remember being killed by Maya. hmm...
The high priest denied being a rebel at first, and said that he has an alibi at the time of Zehlot's murder, as he had the judge and his family as guests at that time, and the judge corroborates this statement... then Phoenix asks the high priest how he knew the time of the murder, and that got him to admit that he has an audio feed of the rebel hideout and a recording of the murder in his house. The judge orders a bailiff to go over there and retrieve the tape.
While waiting for the tape to arrive, Phoenix tries to find out more about how Inmee knew about the murder, and I caught him on another thing that he shouldn't have known, the fact that Zehlot was killed by a falling stone slab... but his alibi with the judge is still airtight... But one person who is close to the high priest who doesn't have an alibi, is his wife, Bah'leeb Inmee.. Phoenix then accuses Mrs. Inmee of being Lady Kee'ra and killing both Zehlot and her husband. uh oh...
The high priest argues that her wife couldn't be Lady Kee'ra, because she is not physically strong enough and is also pregnant with a child. Then Tahrust argues that Maya would definitely be strong enough to be Lady Kee'ra, since she has strong enough spiritual powers to do this channeling. She could've even been channeling the original Lady Kee'ra herself.
That's... a very valid point. She even knows Lady Keera's top secret real name... This doesn't look good at all...
All of Tahrust's statements are really hard to find contradictions in... the game's difficulty is ramping up now. I actually had to use the "Consult" button quite a few times.
oooooooh damn I suck.. should've realized earlier that he was accusing Maya of being Lady Kee'ra the whole time, because of how she knows Lady Kee'ras name and can channel her, but Maya only learned that name after she took over as the purification priestess.
er, wait, that's not it? I presented the right thing but for a different reason than I was expecting... oh I see, actually it's because you also need to know the person's face in order to channel them, and Lady Kee'ras face isn't known even to Maya... that info wasn't in my evidence anywhere so I forgot it.
Phoenix bluffs his way into accusing another person to be Lady Kee'ra... well according to Ace Attorney logic she has to be one of the people in my profile list, and by process of elimination, the only one I can think of would be... Puhray Zeh'lot
wow... and if that's true then we're back to square one with figuring out who the serial killer is... and again Phoenix points to Mrs. Inmee... I guess being pregnant doesn't stop her from killing just those 2 people. The judge says it could be either or... it could be Maya who was Lady Kee'ra and killed Zehlot for being a rebel, or it could be Mrs. Inmee is a rebel who killed Zehlot for being Lady Keera...
Suddenly, when Inmee learns from Phoenix that the Plumed Punisher theme from the rebels alarm clock is one of the things that cleared Maya of being suspected for, he gets all smug and laughs, and says the alarm clock is always switched off, so that couldn't have been where the music came from... and Phoenix remembers that him and Rayfa turned the switch off when they investigated, so now the police will assume it's always been off.
But then, out of nowhere Phoenix yells a louder than usual "Objection!", and says there's something wrong with Tahrust's statement just now... he's actually just totally bluffing and leaving it up to me to figure out...
got it... the Plumed Punisher theme song.. Tahrust mentioned that he heard Taiko drums in the recording, but the Plumed Punisher song doesn't have that... it's actually the Steel Samurai theme song that has the taiko drums. and Maya traded her Steel Samurai toy to someone for the Plumed Punisher toy, so in that case the killer must've been the person Maya traded with...
another look through my evidence, and I noticed that photo of Maya at the feast with the Inmee family, Maya and Mrs. Inmee are both holding their toys that they traded each other...
wow.. the evidence was right there the whole time, the game really hid that one right under your nose, that's freaking awesome
The prosecutor buzzkills Phoenix, reminding him that the high priest's death could've only been done by the rebel hunter Lady Kee'ra. so if Zehlot is Lady Kee'ra, then who killed the high priest?
Phoenix goes through one of those inner monologue quizzes to figure out the truth of who killed the high priest...
hmm... oh yeah, if the high priest was aware of Zehlot's murder because of the recording, then why didn't he report it? if it were his wife that did it, then that would be why he didn't report it.
oh and also because he wanted to keep the rebel hideout secret, duh
so he moved Zehlot's body to conceal the hideout.. but he still needed to conceal the blood from the sanctum spring somehow... and he did so by using his own blood.
oh... so he literally just drove himself into the statue's spike and killed himself in order to conceal the rebel hideout... I wouldn't have guessed that, but it does make sense, since this guy is a Khurainist monk who wouldn't fear death.
sure, I guess it all adds up.. but then I'm not sure why he's so bent on blaming Maya for everything. the rebel hideout is already known at this point.
Just then, Mrs. Inmee shows up at exactly 2:30, the time when her steel samurai alarm is set to go off to remind her to pray.. she confesses to the murder of Zehlot, and the high priest completely freaks out and falls over... he's been gradually lost his chill monk demeanor through this trial and started to get more and more agitated as Phoenix got closer to the truth.
Mrs. Inmee went to the hideout after the feast, to prepare for Datz's escape, but Zehlot followed her there, and threatened her, revealing that he is a member of the secret police, and that he's gotten permission from justice minister Inga to kill rebels with impunity.
Rayfa is there to here this... can't believe her father is that kind of person. Nahyuta is also surprised to here this... "this explains why no order was given to investigate Lady Keera's attacks"
Mrs. Inmee killing Zehlot was an accident, she was the one being attacked. Tahrust (now back to his chill demeanor) says that he was the one to cover up Zehlot's murder and try to pin it on Maya.. he never told his wife about this... then he goes on a big speech about how the defense culpability act is what caused this whole mess, making it so he believed his only chance at saving his wife was to commit suicide and frame Maya.
Then there's a really touching scene where Rayfa lends Mrs. Inmee her magatama to let her send her husband off to the twilight realm...
Back outside of the court room, Rayfa is mad at both Phoenix and herself... and then Maya starts talking to her like a mature older sister, cheering her up and saying her divinations are still very important, and it's up to her to fix this kingdom's legal system and everything... the bond between them is really cute. Rayfa sees Maya as her superior now, but Maya says she sees them both as equals, both are working to become the new masters of their respective kingdom/village.
Phoenix is like "...I've never heard Maya talk like this before. She's really come a long way."
Suddenly the sound of an explosion... Mrs. Inmee tells Phoenix she's going to continue where her husband left off, and draws a defiant dragons symbol on her forehead. Datz and Dhurke both show up to take Mrs. Inmee out of here. So yeah, it's pretty much confirmed now that the rebels are the good guys in this. When I first started this game it looked like they might've been villains, but then that justice minister looked pretty villainous too, so I wasn't sure where it was gonna go... then episode 3 started to gradually show more and more of the main plot, and by the end of this episode it seems pretty clear that Dhurke is a good guy...
That's the end of episode 3... sheesh there was so much plot exposition at the end there. it went on longer than I thought, but it was very satisfying seeing everything resolved..
the main plot of the game is fully underway at this point. episode 3 had so many main plot revelations I can't imagine how there's still enough twists left for episode 4 and 5 to continue this pace... but then again it wouldn't surprise me. Ace Attorney games are notorious for ramping up the plot twists more and more in the later episodes.