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Eh I have a pretty drawn out idea for the fifth game.
The first case starts out with Apollo defending some guy accused of a bank robbery. Although Apollo gets the guy the Not Guilty verdict, some evidence appears accusing the man of murder during the robbery he was at. As Apollo researches for the trial the next day, he runs into an old friend of his, a girl that used to work at Kristoph's law firm and went to law school with Apollo. The friend is currently defending Kristoph for his crimes, with Klavier leading the prosecution. She's pissed off at Apollo that he believes Kristoph is 100% guilty.
The next day, the trial begins. The prosecutor on this case is a new one. She's being hailed as a 13 year old law genius and is the daughter of the head of the prosecutor's office. As the trial goes on, Apollo's case becomes more and more hopeless, and eventually Apollo loses the case. Apollo is shocked that he lost, especially to just a child.
In Case 2, Apollo learns of the next case the girl is prosecuting. He convinces the accused to let him be the defense, and then lashes out at the girl, aiming for revenge. However, at the end of the first trial day, the girl ends up with the upper hand. Apollo, seeing no other choice, visits Kristoph, hoping for advice on the case. Instead, Kristoph taunts him. On the way out, Apollo meets with Klavier, who was on the way to see Kristoph. Klavier reminds Apollo of the importance of the truth, and the next day, Apollo is able to win the case.
In Case 3, Klavier is accused of murdering a prisoner while he was visiting Kristoph. The victim was a man who apparently had claimed to have been not guilty all along, and was put behind bars by Klavier. When Apollo goes to talk to Klavier, he admits he was the killer, and that he considered getting that man the guilty verdict a blotch on his career, as it was a time when he considered furthering his career more important than the truth. The head prosecutor takes this case, and in the beginning, it seems as if Klavier really did do it. The prisoner apparently took out a knife on Klavier and Klavier struck back in defense. However, the only witness to the crime, Kristoph, takes the stand, and in the end convinces the court that the victim had fallen on his own knife and that Klavier commited no murder. Apollo has his doubts, but in the end can see no reason for Kristoph lying, and Klavier is declared not guilty.
The head prosecutor meets up with Kristoph, who had requested to take the Klavier case. She is puzzled as to why Kristoph wanted her to take the case, as he had such a strong defense for Klavier, and Kristoph says that it was because she was one of the few people who still trusted him after all the accusations he's been through. The head prosecutor ponders this as she leaves, when Klavier meets with Kristoph. Klavier asks why Kristoph lied on the stand, and Kristoph taunts Klavier, saying that it must be eating up at him that a false verdict was decided. As Kristoph continues to taunt Klavier, he realizes that the head prosecutor was listening in on the conversation.
In case 4, the head prosecutor has turned up dead. This time it's Apollo versus the head prosecutor's daughter, who is confused as to why this happened. As the case goes on, the daughter battles with her feelings, as she never wanted to start a career so early on in life. When the true killer is finally revealed, the daughter, instead of lashing out at him, is able to accept that her mother is dead, and that although she'll take a break from prosecuting, she will return to continue her mother's legacy. However, the killer reveals that he was hired by someone to commit the murder, but before he can say who it was, he drops dead. During this case, Apollo meets up with his friend again, who discusses radical changes in Klavier's behaivor that she has observed during the trial.
Finally, in case 5, Apollo takes his next client. It seems to be a simple case, and Apollo is convinced that it should be an easy Not Guilty, but it turns out he will be going against Klavier, who requested a hold on the Kristoph case to go against Apollo. Klavier is now disheveled, resembling Kristoph at the end of 4-4. Klavier tells Apollo that he know longer cares about the truth, and would rather see 100 innocent men be put behind bars than see 1 guilty man walk free. Apollo is shocked at what happens, and is now on his toes, as Klavier is pulling out all the stops. Finally, Apollo is able to prove that a crucial piece of evidence Klavier presented is forged, and his client gets the not guilty veridct. The judge finds Klavier unfit to prosecute any longer due to his radical new behaivor, which was caused by the murder he committed in addition to Kristoph's taunting, which means Kristoph has now been declared Not Guilty as well for the crimes he committed. As the court room empties out, Apollo's friend confronts him, saying that he was wrong and that Kristoph was innocent. Apollo, however, tells her that a verdict is much more than someone going free or going to jail, and that the people those verdicts are made for have to live with that decision for their entire life, no matter whether or not the verdict is true. His friend is able to accept this, and they reconcile.
Finally, Apollo meets with the now "innocent" Kristoph. Apollo believes that Kristoph was the cause of Klavier's behaivor, and that everything since the third case was all a plot to get out of jail. Kristoph taunts Apollo that there's nothing he can do to change this now, and the game ends, with a nice setup for the next game.
It's kind of bare bones, and some more plot details could be fleshed out, but I really like the idea of Kristoph changing Klavier into a monster, and hope it gets used in the next game.