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I absolutely love Dhurke, he is - no doubt - my favourite character in the game. Not only is his voice acting great (has there ever been such an awesome "Objection" before?) But also has there ever been such an heroic and still reasonable and funny character like him? No I don't think so. He is probably the most important character in the game (alongside with Phoenix and Apollo), because he was the main source of the revolution, the leader of the revolution group.
Dhurke didn't only appear in case 5. Despite he didn't have a lot screentime, he was still present all over the game. He is mentioned during case 1 and later has a cutscene with Datz at the end of case 1. He is then mentioned in case 3 as well several times and you get to know who he really was (plus he has a short appearance in the court lobby).
I really loved how you first think in case 1 that Dhurke might be the villain in the game (at least I couldn't rule it out yet) and also in case 3 you first might suspect that Datz (the "dangerous" prisoner) is a bad person as well and suddenly - the moment when Datz talks about the past, you just realize what an awesome person Dhurke might be.
Case 5 then absolutely reaches the climax, latest in the first investigation phase you begin to love Dhurk and when they showed the flashback with Dhurke saving Yuty and Apollo from the river, I started crying. He tried to fight not only for Apollo, but also for Nayuta, for Amara, for Rayfa, for Maya, for all the falsly accused prisoners, for Apollos father and of course for the legal system of the whole country. He truly was a hero.
The moment it was revealed that Dhurke was in fact already dead... holy... this was at least on par with the big twists at the end of Trials & Tribulations and Dual Destinies respectively, if not even the most shocking plot twist in the main series yet.
But there are still a few things regarding Dhurke I missed in the game. I really wishef we would have seen Dhurke again after it was revealed that he was already dead. I wish, Maya would have channeled Dhurke at the end of the trial so he could see Apollo, Nahyuta, Amara, Datz and all his rebelmembers one last time. That he would see that Apollo really did it, that the revolution was a success, that Yuty was "saved" (and that he finally was the old Yuty again), that Garan was overthrown, that he could kiss Amara one last time (even though I am not a big fan of Yuty's and Amara's behaviour and their personality, but thats another chapter). I know that we saw Dhurkes spirit for a very short moment of time during the endcutscene, but that was only Apollo thinking about him, not the actual spirit of Dhurke.
Furthermore I had always hoped that you could play a short flashbackcase with Dhurke of the case 23 years ago. How exactly did he lose against 20-year-old Garan and what allegedly forged evidence did he use? It would have been so awesome (and furthermore Dhurke had already an own "Objection"-voiceclip that was underused) and a flashback trial would have been a good opportunity to learn more about Jove Justice and Queen Amara (I wished we would have heard more about their backgroundstory). And oh, another question: Did they explain, why Dhurke was wearing the eye patch and why his arm was in a position like he has broken it and can't move it? If not, I wished they would have explained it in the game.
Still, Dhurke is such an awesome character and one big reason why I love this game so much!
Last edited by AchtungBaby on Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:19 pm, edited 2 times in total.