This section is for winners and finalists from CR's Original Character contest, 2007. If you would like your entry removed from this archive, please email Croik and I will take it down.
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Winner of CR's Original Character Contest 2007, Sprite Division
Character's Name: Jian "Jen" Lin
Occupation: Lawyer (primarily Defense Attorney)
Brief Physical Description: Young Chinese woman with black hair decorated with ornamental hair ribbons. Wears a gold-trimmed black coat over a red shirt, and black pants.
Brief Personality Description: Strict, straightforward, smug and sly, she's not very friendly and tends to be a bit mean and judgemental. Jen can prove her client innocent within the first day of trial using psychological tactics (this is especially the case of there isn't enough evidence to provide to the judge). If there's no task at hand she'll loosen up a bit and do things like go to a rock concert or a bar.
Connection to canon characters (if applicable): N/A.
Brief Background: She lived in China until she was 10, in which her family moved to the United States. Since her father and her uncle were lawyers, she felt the same sense of justice as they did (especially when they defended a good friend of hers), and decided to go into the profession and take the defense's stand instead of the prosecution (such as her uncle). Despite her tough ways in court, she rides a motorcycle, she likes children, she listens to popular music, and she takes up kendo.
Runner Up of CR's Original Character Contest 2007, Sprite Division
Entrant's Name: Starshock12
Character's Name: Regal Wright, Takashi Naruhodou, 隆 成歩堂
Age: 23 years of age
Occupation: Attorney at law, part-time musician
Brief Physical Description: Regal measures 6 feet 2 inches, weighs 152 lbs. Has scarlet eyes, an albino (white hair), and he is moderately lean and fit.
Brief Personality Description: Regal is shy in private discussions, but is outgoing and has a sense of passion when speaking in public (courtroom). He's bestowed with an occasional sense of humor. This youth was always embarrassed in front of women, but has a truly kind heart. He rarely has a timid side, nor does he show his anger in public.
Connection to cannon characters: Phoenix Wright's son (he begins his Attorney career after the timeline of Gyakuten Sayban 4), in love with Ema Skye (although their personality are bipolar in many ways).
Brief background: Regal became an attorney for the simple fact that he was inspired from his father's career accomplishments. His sense of justice always triumphed over greed and misery, even in life and death. Regal's continuous determination of peace and hope for the innocent strives him farther than most other defense attorneys, who nowadays only work for money.
Croik's Choice in CR's Original Character Contest 2007, Sprite Division
Character's Name: Japanese Konsato Nouta/"Otaku-kun" (Family name, first name/"Nickname") English Marc Attacca
Brief Physical Description: A boy with a small, almost feminine, body. He has brown hair, which hangs over his right eye a little, and blue eyes. He can be easily mistaken for being younger. He wears a simple grey/black t-shirt, which has the "Kyouya G" symbol on it. He also wears simple black jeans, and sneakers.
Brief Personality Description: Most times, he's optimistic and happy-go-lucky. Although, if certain things are brought up, he'll blush as red as a tomato. He's bad at bluffing, and anyone could see through him without a Minuku System. He's usually seen carrying his Kyouya scrapbook around with him. Nouta can be slightly naive at times. He's also a devoted Kyouya and Garyuu Wave fanboy, having all of their mechandise.
Connection to canon characters: Garyuu Kyouya's devoted fan? (His stalker?)
Brief Background: Nouta comes from a normal family, living iwth jhis mother and older sister. Ever since Garyuu Wave was founded, he's been a fan. He has all of the 20 albums GW has released. Nouta loves going to Anime conventions and concerts, and is even given the nickname "Otaku-kun" by other fans. It has been said that Nouta has a replica of the trademark Kyouya jacket, and some people say he has a real one given to him by Kyouya himself. If you ever need to know something about Kyouya or Garyuu Wave, he's the guy to go to!
Extra! Name Meanings
is the japanese romanization of "Concert" which is
obviously connected to him
in music terms is 'Marked, emphasized', He's very to the
point about his love for Garyuu Wave.
Other Finalists from CR's Original Character Contest 2007
Entrant's Name: Morurie
Character's Name: Kohle Bergmann
Occupation: Unemployed, though previously a private investigator.
Brief Physical Description: Fairly tall man With broad features, though a slender face, Usually with a blank or tired expression. His dark brown hair is wild and messy, but not much else stands out.
Brief Personality Description: Rather stoic and aloof, not easily freaked out, though gets nervous when people talk to him, and is a fairly trustworthy person. He's actually a little loud and obnoxious around people he's used to, even with a straight face. He's absolutely terrified of cats, so much even stuffed dolls of them make him fidgety.
Connection to canon characters (if applicable): None? Phoenix, maybe?
Brief Background: A
simple man of German decent, Kohle used to work as a private investigator in
the countryside, where he was raised. He was fired after his last case for
suspecting a supposedly innocent teenage girl, whom ended up admitting to
the crime later.
Entrant's Name: EliteGamerX
Character Name: Bishop King / Taizou Kenji / Roi Trépas (alt.: Roi Eveque)
aliases: "Checkmate" King, "Prosecuting King of Death"
Age: DOB/DOD: 1961-2022; deceased at 61
First Appearance (1980s-2000): 21 years old
Second Appearance (2017-): 58 years old
Occupation: Prosecutor (1981-2000; 2017-2021)
Brief Physical Description: A tall, Caucasian man clad in a dark suit. Despite his age, he appears to be in his 30s.
Brief Personality Description: Bishop King is a firm believer in the "true spirit of justice", and an outspoken critic of the current justice system (as of PW3). He believes true justice cannot be fulfilled through rules that are set in stone, nor can one man decide the fate of another. King follows a personal honor code - he will never, under any circumstances, manipulate the law for personal gain or fame, a lesson he learned when he began his career. He despise Manfred von Karma for using illegal methods to maintain his 40-year record, and (for a short time) tries to keep Franziska from going down the same path.
As a psychic, he could see/read people's thoughts, determining their innocence. With this ability, he can save or condemn his clients (they're not ALL innocent of their crimes!) by using "the truth" to gather the necessary evidence. As the last surviving member of his family, he has spent his entire life trying to build a legacy for the entire world to remember.
Despite his "cold, anti-social" personality, he has a heart of gold and will selflessly help those in need. This may have led to his failing health 20 years ago. Even though he continues to be in great physical pain (due to his ailment), he hides his pain underneath a carefree facade.
Connection to canon characters (if applicable): Bishop King has worked alongside Manfred von Karma, Damon Gant, and Winston Payne during his first run as prosecutor. During this time, he has been pitted against Gregory Edgeworth on a number of occasions. There's also a possibility that he may have worked alongside with (if not only met with) Lana Skye and Mia Fey after his first retirement. However, the time and place of such a meeting is not known.
He appears to be on good terms with the Judge's family, as well as the police department.
Brief Background: A psychic who became a prosecutor to bring people to justice.
During the 1980s, he became famous in the world of law for winning many high-profile cases.
His skills earned him several nicknames throughout the years, including "Checkmate" King and "the Prosecuting King of Death".
However, his psychic powers placed a strain on his body. His condition began to worsen, and he was forced to retire in 2000. In the years that followed, his legacy was overshadowed by Manfred von Karma's 40-year perfect streak and the "Legendary Duo". To the rest of the world, "Checkmate" King was nothing more than a fading memory, and he fell into depression.
In order to escape his depression, King has attended nearly every court proceeding following his first retirement. Witnessing von Karma's defeat to Phoenix Wright gave him the strength to "rise from the ashes" once more, using Wright's fame to springboard his own into history.
Bishop King returned to the prosecutor's bench in 2017, determined to restore the prosecution's reputation by defeating Phoenix Wright and rebuild his legacy. To do this, he must separate him from his friends, the source of his "power". By taking them out of the equation, King intends to humiliate Wright and expose him as a "fraud". Unbeknownst to everyone, King's fate has already been sealed. Having "abused" his powers 20 years ago, the damage inflicted on his body is irrepairable. Even with his medication, King isn't expected to live past 60...
Will he be able to achieve his own "legendary" status before he's taken into Death's cold embrace?
(JPN/FRN name references found on http://www.freedict.com)
USA: Bishop King & "Checkmate" King (nickname) =
Bishop, King, Checkmate: Chess references.
JPN: Taizou Kenji =
Taizou: Taken from "taishoku" (fading) and "izou" (legacy).
Kenji: means "public prosecutor".
FRN: Roi Trépas/Roi Eveque =
Roi: means "king".
Trépas: means "death. ("King of Death"...get it?)
Eveque: means "bishop"; supposed to be a alt. French version of "Bishop King".
Entrant's Name: Viewtiful Starman
Entrant's Name: Matt Palmateer
Character's Name: Zetsa Bernard
Brief Physical Description: A man of a fairly average build. Almost always in a costume rather than a suit.
Brief Personality Description: An eccentric man who is very interested in anime and video games, unfortunately, he is more interested in those than his actual job.
Connection to canon characters (if applicable): He was Franziska's replacement while she was in Japan.
Brief Background: When
Franziska left for Japan, the majority of her workload fell to Zetsa, but
because of Zetsa's laziness towards work, quite a few of these cases were
lost to the defense. He is always threatened with firing by his superiors,
however, this is not due to his ever growing loss
Entrant's Name: Kaul
Connection to canon characters (if applicable): She is Jake and Neil marshall’s cousin.
Brief Background: When she was a child, she was admirative of Jake and Neil, probably because they were the brothers she didn’t have. Thanks to Jake, she decided she would become a cop, and, thanks to Neil, she thought of becoming a prosecutor too. As she grew older, she saw them less and less, and now, it has been more than five years since the last time she had any news of them. This mean she don’t know about the SL-9 incident and Neil’s death, while Jake doesn’t know about what happened to her father...
Being a total fan of westerns, just like her two cousins, she is a fan of weapons too, thanks to her father. Her father, Jessie Marshall, vice-president of a powerful weapon manufacturing company, died four years ago, murdered by no-one else than Shelly de Killer himself. She is the one who discovered her father’s dead body. Being a rooky policewoman at the time, she already knew who de Killer is, and that his card, being his signature, meant that the police would put so much efforts trying in vain to arrest de Killer, they would never find who paid for her father’s assassination.
This is why she took the card
and kept it existence for herself, hoping the police would then find the
real murderer. She would, maybe, reveal the existence of the card when
needed, to break the suspect’s alibi. But the police didn’t find anything,
it seems that, while the murderer had
Since then, she always carry
de Killer’s card with her. With no suspect, the case was classed in no
time, and Primera was fired a few days later, after her illegal access to
sensitive information concerning de Killer and the existence of the card she
hid were discovered by her
She then became a bounty hunter, chasing criminals for money, her main goal being to find de Killer before the police, and then have a little chat with him. She got close to him more than one time, but she never managed to find him. Finally, it is him who found her, telling her to stop chasing him if she wanted to live, and leaving a reminder on her cheek. After this encounter, she didn’t change her mind anyway, and she is still after him.
Primera recently heard of de Killer’s implication in Juan Corrida’s murder, and, as you read this, she just reserved a room in the Gaterwater hotel, not knowing yet how much trouble she is about to get in...
Entrant's Name: Nathan Blades
Dean A. Test
While on the stand, the 'pulse' design on his shirt would look more drastic if he's losing, or flatline if defeated!
Lt. Luis Byrde.
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