Edgeworth / Reiji Mitsurugi / Benjamin Hunter
The young "genius" prosecutor of the DA's office, and Phoenix's main
rival in PW:AA.
Personality: Miles Edgeworth began his career as a prosecutor at
the young age of 20, and in the four years since has maintained a perfect
record of guilty verdicts. Seen as a snob, his condescending nature and
relentless prosecution (along with rumors of evidence and witness
tampering) have earned him the name "Demon Prosecutor." He despises
criminal behavior, and will do anything to get lawbreakers behind bars.
And look stylish doing it.
When Miles was younger, he dreamed of being a famous defense attorney, like his prestigious father (Gregory Edgeworth). In the fourth grade he stood up for Phoenix during a mock trial held by their class (see: Phoenix), and became fast friends with him and Larry Butz. Not long later, he was transferred out of their school because of the DL-6 case.
Miles visited court with his father one day, on a case which was being prosecuted by famous prosecutor Manfred von Karma. Though the resulting verdict was guilty, during the course of the trial Gregory managed to find a single flaw in Karma's chain of reasoning, which was enough to mar an otherwise perfect record of impeccable logic. On the way out of the building, Gregory, his son Miles, and court bailiff Yanni Yogi were riding the elevator when a sudden earthquake put it out of commission. Unable to stand being trapped in the small space, and also in part due to oxygen depravation, Yogi panicked, and got into a fight with Gregory. In an attempt to stop them Miles threw the only object in his grasp at them - Yogi's pistol, which had slipped from its holster during the struggle. It discharged once, accidentally, and immediately afterwards Miles fell unconscious. When Miles awoke again, his father was dead, having been shot once in the heart.
In the court case that followed, both Miles and Gregory's ghost (via a spiritual medium) testified that Yogi had shot him during the struggle. Under pressure from his lawyer, Robert Hammond, Yogi pled temporary insanity and was acquitted. Miles suppressed the memory of having thrown the gun.
Just after the incident Manfred von Karma disappeared for six months, and when he returned took Miles in and raised him. Miles learned all he knows about being a prosecutor from Karma (and also adopted some of his fashion sense).
Miles' first case, at the age of 20, was against Mia Fey in the case of State vs Fawles. The case ended prematurely due to the death of the defendant.
Two years prior to PW:AA, Miles was involved in the SL-9 case (see: SL-9), in which he was given incomplete/faulty evidence to present during the case against Joe Darke. His current rumors of evidence tampering and deception are a result of this case.