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on one particularly humorous incident, the fact that a trial had been cancelled, which left him showing up to the courthouse with no one there.
Hahaha. Sounds just like Udgey.
BlarghMan, I figure you aren't referring to me when you posted above, but I'll reply - not that I disagree on anything, but just to clarify a few things for everyone. They may sound obvious, but hear me out.
1. It's well understandable that people hold more ideal/extreme judgment on works of fiction because unlike in real life, there are many factors to writing that can be controlled and idealized. Character development is definitely among them. That being said, it's not "good" or "bad" writing if a character changes or doesn't. That's not a criteria that should be included in ratings or reviews, though it often is anyway. These changes only change what kind of character they become, not whether they deserve it or whether it's better/worse for them.
2. Time gaps in works of fiction are merely a tool of writing. If it's convenient to distance the audience away from something, then use it. What happens as a result is then freed up to speculation. If the result upsets or disappoints some people, that's a good thing because it also means it upsets or disappoints less people than most.
That this series didn't use time skips well is my opinion, but I say so because it could have been utilized in a much more effective way than it has been, especially that there hasn't been much distance between the fans for the first trilogy and those for the second.
3. Different societies have differing views on how adulthood should be depicted. I personally prefer a more open-ended view on it that incorporates "childhood" as well. No matter who, everyone will always has some characteristic or personality trait they retain from childhood. While saying "adults are just bigger kids" would be a vast oversimplification, it has some truth to it. What a grown man and woman "should" be doing, as opposed to what they "would" do or have been doing, is entirely subjective.
Imo, seeing two adults wrestle over a book they want to read is no less ordinary than seeing two adults arguing in a line about who gets to have their cup of joe first. Childish? Yes, absolutely. Unrealistic? No. Cringy? It's up to you. (It is cringy to me, though.)
So let us all relax and appreciate the fact that Edgeworth's car has excellent brakes.
On that note, it could easily have been the case that Maya was hit after all, but it wouldn't affect the story anyway because it was just a gag scene. She could do as Nick did and shrug off getting hit by a car, leaving the car in worse shape than her. Edgeworth wouldn't be happy, but everyone would be relieved that Maya's training also helped her physical build.
Ever armed with trollswatters and defending Phoenix Wright and Miles Edgeworth... as their supposed daughter.
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