Today in Ace Attorney, we learn that Phoenix can’t use the internet in 2017 and it was Maya’s idea for Phoenix to start polishing his attorney’s badge.
The Fey sisters saving a clueless Phoenix with their lists.
Mothers and their children in the Ace Attorney universe.
Have a good Mother’s Day, everyone!
Mia will always be watching over them
You know one of the best parts about AA getting more animated scenes like this? Framing parallels and symbolism!
In the above GIFs, Maya and Ga’ran are attempting to channel a spirit. Let’s pay attention to the camera angles and how it zooms in and out on the respective medium; with Maya, we see the camera zoom out, then back into her forehead.
It should be fairly easy to deduce that when the camera zooms out, it’s the medium reaching out for the spirit. When it comes back to the forehead, it’s the medium successfully channeling the spirit.
With Ga’ran, however, the camera doesn’t properly zoom out like it did with Maya. It shows how she’s attempting to call out to the spirit but wasn’t entirely able to reach due to her weak spiritual power. However, she was still able to do so with the Dance of Devotion, as we see in the second Ga’ran GIF.
In the third Ga’ran GIF, we certainly zoom in on her face, but it doesn’t continue into her forehead. In an earlier post, I observed that it was likely Ga’ran committed blasphemy. Long story short, not only was she condemning the Holy Mother herself, but she didn’t even do it properly. Although Ga’ran did indeed manage to call upon the Holy Mother, she wasn’t able to channel her spirit, but was humiliated instead.
It isn’t too much of a stretch to say that Ga’ran was so desperate to channel the Holy Mother’s spirit, she convinced herself that she had succeeded, thus she thought she was her own goddess. Or, on the other hand, she came very close to actually channeling a spirit, but when aforementioned spirit proved stronger than her, it messed her up in the head.
Maya loves Pearl so much 😥
I think it’s kinda important that Miles is the one who recognizes this, because he’s someone who’s been through a lot of trauma too, and often reacted to it by kind of forcing it down and trying to be strong.’
I also wonder if little sister feels also play a part in him recognizing this-(as much as Franziska would kill him for considering her a “little” sister)- After all, right now, he’s in the position where he’s still dealing with the shit Von Karma did to him, but he realizes that as badly hurt as he was by Von Karma, Franziska was damaged pretty badly by him too. So he’s putting his own stuff aside and kind of trying to guide her on the path to healing in his own way. And he sort of recognizes that in Maya too.
THERE’S A LOT OF STUFF GOING ON HERE IS WHAT I’M SAYING. FAMILY FEELINGS.