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A majority of you are already familiar with the Ace Attorney franchise, and especially the main protagonist of the series, Phoenix Wright himself.
However, there seem to be things that people, both fans and in-game characters alike, fails to realize.

One of them is Nick's hairdo; Considering that his true name is Ryuichi Naruhodo in the original Japanese version, it is safe to surmise/assume that his hairstyle his modeled after the classic depiction of a lion mane-like head fringe that dragons are well known for.
I bet there is a double-meaning behind the name 'Phoenix', even within the official timeline; Larry, during their time together in Elementary/Grade School, probably felt that Phoenix's fringe-like mane of a hairdo was more similar to the wings and/or the fringe of a bird-of-prey, along with the rebirth/revival-like sensation that he assumed that Phoenix must have felt as a result of the combined efforts of both Larry himself, and Miles Edgeworth during the Class Trial, which eventually led to him nicknaming Phoenix 'Nick'.
So much for thinking that Phoenix's hairstyle resembles a porcupine or a hedgehog, simply because of it being spiky.

It is possible that Nick's birth name might actually be Ryuichi Naruhodo in the international versions of the Ace Attorney games, before he had it legally changed by the time he went for college, with the name 'Wright' being a portmanteau(-like term made up) of the words 'Right' and 'Wrong', as a reference to his desire for being a 'truth-seeker'.

Those of you who are considered faithful supporters of the franchise will be disappointed over at least three things regarding the anime adaptation of the franchise:
1. Do not expect a movie adaptation of the 'Rise From The Ashes' case, because A-1 Pictures do not seem interested in doing so.
2. The most iconic game mechanic of the franchise besides Phoenix's Hold It, Take That and Objection techniques, the Magatama, which is normally considered one of the most fundamental keystone pieces of the franchise, will be completely edited out of the storyline of the anime.
3. Phoenix is (apparently) a bit more 'wimpier' than normal as a trade-off for his quicker deduction time in the anime.

Update 1:
Speaking of the Magatama; There are a few things regarding it, that some people might need to take into consideration:
1. Considering that Phoenix's adoptive daughter Trucy is the younger half-sister of Apollo Justice, and possess (a slightly weaker version of) the Perceive ability that her brother 'Polly' has, one could only wonder what would/could happen to her, if she was to hold onto the Magatama while she temporarily serve as a fill-in for her father, during an investigation.
Maybe the 'Psyche-Lock Vision' provided by the Magatama might affect her nature as a 'Perceiver', making the 'Habit Sense' of her Perceive ability work differently.

2. If CapCom and Shu Takumi ever gets/finds the interest in co-developing a TraumaCenter/AceAttorney crossover game with ATLUS, then what would/could possibly happen, if a medic possessing the Healing Touch, such as Doctor Derek Stiles aka Kousuke Tsukimori, were to get a hold on the Reiki-powered magical talisman that Phoenix carries around?
Maybe the Healing Touch would interact with the Reiki that has been charged into the Magatama in a way that might result in a subconscious stimulus reminiscent to that of Psychometry, the touch-based ability to peer into the past by inheriting the memories of an object upon touch.

3. Did it ever occur to anyone that there might be some 'psionic residue', trace-like leftovers of the mental essence, of whoever uses it, residing within the Magatama itself?
I suppose that if someone were to use it, then fragment-like portions of their mental energy would probably be placed into the Magatama, during the Psyche-Lock scenes, meaning that at least Phoenix Wright and Miles Edgeworth has had energy-based copies of their psychological profiles added into the Magatama during the investigations of the cases from Justice For All and Trials & Tribulations.

Update 2:
I have come to realize the possibility, or perhaps even fact, that Phoenix's full birth name is Ryuichi Phoenix Naruhodo-Wright (or maybe Wright-Naruhodo), and he might be half-Japanese, with one parent being Japanese while the other is (a) Caucasian-American.
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firagare Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a fan of the AA franchise, and the "psionic residue" idea simply sounds amazing!
That would be true and it also could be use in order to solve a future case (i.e. a thief steals the magatama because it seems to be "an expensive object", yet for unknown reasons, he drops it, and once Maya and Nick recover it, she would have flashback-like scenes that would allow her to depict whom the culprit is, sort of a "gut feeling" she's just getting used to). Plus, it would be neccessary to tell if she's just having "images in her head" from such trace, or feelings within it as well (the nervousness and the need to kill a possible witness), which would help -and affect- her greately.
Bengtzone Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
How can you be so sure that Maya's Reiryoku would interact with the Reiki, that Pearl energized the Magatama with, in a kind of way akin to Psychometry?

Also, the 'psionic residue' theory applies only to those who uses the Magatama to see and unlock Psyche-Locks, like Phoenix and Edgeworth.
firagare Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a mere theory. If they both are mediums, Maya might learn how to transfer energy just as Pearl does, whils Pearl learns more about their path as she grows up. After all, she has a great person whom to learn from.

I see, then the thief example is discarded.
Bengtzone Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016
It is however interesting, huh?
firagare Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It certainly is~
OmnipotentDomina Featured By Owner Edited Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True. If you look at Phoenix's hairstyle, especially during dual destinies, it looks like a Phoenix.

but concerning the anime...

i was was mad in epic proportions  knowing that Rise from the Ashes wasnt added into the anime! Nor was the introduction to Maggey in JFA segment of AA wasn't added. Then again, rise from the ashes was a doc case after the Ds version was released which may be a reason why and that they production company is sticking to the original cases. And Maggey's case was technically an intro. 

theyre editing too many things out of the game that could've made the anime better... Like how Maya and Nick were supposed to be tazed by Von Karma but that didn't happen... 
they're messing up badly if they remove the magatama...

Removing that shatters a lot of the character development between Nick and Maya as well as inner character development... I don't see the anime doing very well if they were to continue onto Trials and
Tribulations... Also. In all honesty, the anime feels a little rushed because of lot of scene removals.

like the anime is good in its own way, but removing lots of key points from the game make it feel bad to its canon nature.
Bengtzone Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016
If people doing adaptations of video games were really interested in Character Development, they would have sought out someone like Greg Weisman to be their mentor.
Bengtzone Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016
The strand hanging over Nick's forehead is supposed to 'the head of the "phoenix"', huh?

As a bonus, Nick's hairstyle can be proof of Larry's true call as an artist.
Bengtzone Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016
The tasering seemed to have temporarily made Maya electrokinetic; Probably as a result of her spirit powers making her more susceptible to the electric energy from the taser.

Anyway, in the eyes of those faithful to the franchise might consider the anime to be Ace Attorney's equivalent for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In a completely negative way and manner.
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