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Log Post #22 | From: warpio | Posted: 5/12/2017 10:16:00 PMUpdated: 5/13/2017 01:14:25 AM
|Episode 5: Turnabout Revolution - Trial part 4 recap|
Yikes... it must be scary having to continue a trial like this, after seeing one of the royal guards shoot somebody that is about to confess what happened... like wtf... shouldn't Apollo worried about getting shot by a guard himself now?
Ga'ran takes over as prosecutor again... she says that that royal guard acted alone, it wasn't her doing... and Inga's real killer just confessed to her just now.
It's... Nahyuta Sahdmadhi... Amara was covering for her son...
I don't know what to think of this... but whether he did it or not, Nahyuta is surely being forced to do Ga'ran's bidding somehow... That's the only explanation. There must be something he really cares about more than his own life that Ga'ran is controlling him with...
After pressing Nahyuta for more info about his past, Apollo manages to poke a hole in his confession... Nahyuta claims that he last saw his mother 15 years ago, when Dhurke abducted her. This was right after the time when Apollo was sent off overseas, Dhurke sent him away because he didn't want Apollo to live with a wanted criminal... but Apollo presents the photo of Amara carrying a baby, and says if that was really only 15 years ago, then the baby shown in this picture is a contradiction.
This leads to another theory...
"Did Queen Amara have... another child while she was on the run with Dhurke? And just what if... that child were being held hostage?"
now it's all starting to come together... the reason Nahyuta, Amara, and Dhurke have all been acting so weirdly against their own interests... At first it seemed like Dhurke and Nahyuta were being threatened by Amara's safety... but in Dhurke's case it was actually because he was covering for Amara... in Nahyuta's and Amara's case, they are being controlled by whoever has this child held hostage... and my guess is that this child is Princess Rayfa, and Ga'ran is the one keeping her hostage to control Amara and Nahyuta.
Apollo explains his theory without actually naming the child in question... the reason Nahyuta had to follow Ga'ran's orders is because the children of the criminal Dhurke are no longer considered part of the royal family... Nahyuta did not want Rayfa to be ejected from the royalty like he was, and Ga'ran agreed to keep Rayfa's true parents a secret from everyone in exchange for his servitude.
So it's pretty obvious now that the only way to save Nahyuta, is to fully clear Dhurke's name, and that means proving that he is innocent in the Queen Amara assassination attempt. But Dhurke had been investigating that case for 20 years and couldn't find any evidence at all... Nahyuta had almost given up hope that Dhurke would pull through and save him from this predicament, but he still had a bit of the dragon's unyielding attitude in him, which is proven by the fact that he chose not to confiscate Dhurke's lawyer badge.
Next, Apollo manages to persuade the judge to continue the trial a bit longer in order to figure out who tried to assassinate Queen Amara. He presents the one piece of evidence that Dhurke left him... the photo of his true father, Jove Justice, who was killed in the arson that was meant to kill the queen... With this victim's face and name available, Rayfa is able to conduct a divination seance to view his last moments...
Wow, that's a really neat way of tying in this one last piece of evidence that has been with Apollo the entire episode... I should've seen it coming, I mean it makes so much sense.
This divination seance is the trickiest one yet... you really have to pay close attention to what Jove saw, in order to notice the reflection of the culprit's hand in the glass as he drops the lighter on the ground next to the dying victim... You can see that this culprit was wearing gloves, which calls into question the fact that Dhurke's fingerprints were found on the lighter... next, Rayfa focuses more to get a more clear vision, and from that, you can see that the culprit was also wearing an armband, the same one that you see in the photo of Inga's corpse...!
So Inga was the culprit, he not only tried to assassinate Queen Ga'ran, but he was also the one who attempted to assassinate Queen Amara 23 years ago... but wait, Nahyuta says that's wrong... Those armbands are the justice minister armbands, and Inga wasn't the justice minister 23 years ago... Ga'ran was!
aww yeah, Nahyuta's about to finally get his revenge on this bitch
... but Ga'ran isn't even phased... well, she is the current reigning queen after all... she gets to control whether or not Rayfa gets to succeed the throne. She also seems to be implying a more direct threat.
"The child lives only by my good graces. Now, kneel before me and fulfill your end of the bargain by offering me your head!"
But Nahyuta is done listening to her.. he no longer believes that following this evil queen's orders for Rayfa's sake is in the best interests of the kingdom... (phew, I was starting to wonder for a moment there, you never know with this game how many crazy curveballs it'll throw at you)
Nahyuta retracts his previous confession...
and then, this character takes off his hand garment he's been wearing the whole game, and redeems his whole awful, heartless character in a single awesome moment...
"In all this time, not once did I reflect on my own conduct, for I had believed all was fate. Lost in my own sense of resignation, I was unable to wake from my despair.
But you, Apollo. You have awakened me with your demonstration of our father's creed."
Then, he takes off the hand garment he's been wearing for the whole game, shows the dragon tattoo on his hand, and says "A dragon never yields." as the defiant dragons theme starts playing...
"I will carry on Dhurke's legacy, and fulfill his dream. Hear me, Ga'ran: I will cast you down from your bloody throne! Long live the revolution!"
... Nahyuta was seemed like such a shitty character throughout most of this... just a cold, emotionless puppet... Then in this single awesome moment, he's redeems himself completely.
Ga'ran says that anyone could've stolen her armbands, so that isn't enough evidence to convict her... but Apollo says now that Nahyuta has retracted his confession, that makes Ga'ran again into a suspect of Inga's murder.
This next part is just Apollo crushing her pathetic attempts to draw suspicion away from her... it's all very easy... then finally it gets to the point where Ga'ran has no choice but to admit to the crime... but she says that because of the defense culpability act, Nahyuta will be charged with the same punishment for aiding a criminal by providing false testimony. Nahyuta doesn't care, and tells Apollo to go ahead and accuse this bitch of murder.
Then, she uses her last resort... the power to instantly change the laws... she orders the immediate execution of Apollo, Phoenix, and Nahyuta...