Nahyuta Sahdmadhi


Age: 25
Gender: Male
Occupation: Prosecutor/Monk

A Khura'inese monk known as the "Last Rites Prosecutor", who seeks to bring peace to the souls of the dead by capturing their killers. Primary rival of AA6.

Personality: Nahyuta lives a religious and orderly life, seeking to follow and spread the teachings of Khura'in's founder wherever he goes. In court he is known to be exceedingly studious about the details of a case, which he uses to foresee the defense's arguments before they are even made. While ordinarily calm and collected, he quickly loses his patience when the defense refuses to give up, as he believes in his heart that the defendant is guilty and the only way to bring peace to the victim is a guilty verdict.

Misc Facts: When angered, Nahyuta occasionally falls into a Khura'inese chant which is fully voice-acted. When _really_ angered, he throws his necklace at people and then chants to make it constrict around them. Whether or not this literal magic is canon is of course unclear.

Nahyuta frequently implores rival attorneys to stop wasting their time and give up already, to the point that "give up" may as well be a catchphrase.

Nahyuta not only yells "Objection!" but the Khura'inese "Satora!"

Friends and Family: None mentioned.

Spoiler: AA6-5
Son of Dhurke Sahdmadhi and Amara Sigatar Khura'in, the previous king and queen. Older brother of Rayfa Padma Khura'in, and childhood friend of Apollo Justice, who Dhurke raised as well.

Name Origin:
English: Nahyuta comes from a Sanskrit word meaning ‘myriad’ and also denotes a number in cultures where they use Chinese characters. That number can be 10^60 or 10^72, depending on the person asked. Sadmadi comes the Japanese saying: hotoke no kao mo sando made ('even the Buddha will get angry if you brush his face thrice'). Also from the Sanskrit Samadhi, which refers to a state of meditative consciousness

Background: Nahyuta is one of Khura'in's top prosecutors, renowned for his piety as a monk and his fierceness in court. As an international prosecutor, he also travels the world learning about other cultures and legal systems. After coming to America to investigate a Khurain'ese rebel cell, he takes cases in Los Angeles to make up for the lack of prosecutors while the department undergoes internal review.

Spoiler: AA6-5
Nahyuta is the son of Dhurke Sahdmadhi and Amara Sigatar Khura'in, the previous king and queen of Khura'in. When he was just 2 years old, his aunt Ga'ran faked Amara's death and framed Dhurke, and Dhurke fled to the countryside with Nahyuta and the infant Apollo (whose father had been killed by Ga'ran.) Nahyuta and Apollo grew up together as the closest of friends, agreeing that Apollo would one day become an attorney like Dhurke and Nahyuta would become a prosecutor, and together they would reform the country.

When Apollo was about 9, Dhurke sent him away to America and soon after learned that Amara was alive. Dhurke managed to convince Amara that he was innocent and she joined him and Nahyuta for a time. Soon Amara and Dhurke had a daughter, Rayfa, but Ga'ran learned of the family's whereabouts and recaptured Amara and Rayfa.

Nahyuta grew older and became a prosecutor in the hopes of reforming the country from the inside. But after Nahyuta entered the legal system, Ga'ran used Amara and Rayfa's lives as collateral to control Nahyuta and make him fight against Dhurke's revolutionaries. Though Nahyuta tried to find a way out, he never did, and eventually gave up on stopping Ga'ran.