Role swap (or more accurately generation swap I suppose) were Athena and Simon are the more experienced duo mentoring everyone else. Simon is the Chief Prosecutor that takes a special interest in one of his jail birds. One Miles Edgeworth. On death’s row for the murder of one Manfred Von Karma.
That interest only grows when Manfred’s daughter shows up at his office with an extensive power point outlining key reforms to the judicial system that need to happen Immediately and she has the perfect test subject- Miles Edgeworth. (Take him off death row immediately and give him a retrial right now I have been fighting for SEVEN years for this please Chief Blackquill-)
He cuts her off with a simple raised hand. “Von Karma-san. Why do you want your Father’s killer released?”
“...” Twists her riding crop in her hands. “Because my brother did not do it.”
Two sets of hawk eyes watched her. “He never attested the charges.”
“He never agreed with them either!”
“Most men wouldn’t.”
“Most men are not my brother. If he had done it he would say. Not lie like some cowardly fool.”
They found Miles guilty because during the autopsy they found the bullet in Von Karma’s shoulder- thus tying him to Gregory’s death. The prosecution claimed he’d learned Von Karma killed his father and murdered the man in turn for revenge. Miles kept largely silent on the matter as he believed Franziska had accidentally murdered her father- and he could not allow her to suffer the same fate that had devoured him for years.
Wright is the youngest member of the Cykes Law office and has been studying law in the hopes he can save Edgeworth before it’s too late. His main rival is of course Prosecutor Von Karma who he assumes is pushing for the execution.
Chief Prosecutor Blackquill allows Edgeworth to prosecute the final case of the game. Franziska is largely relegated to the witness stand as she isn’t a defense attorney but does come to stand next to Wright and chew him out multiple times. Athena offers some support but is trying to let these kids stand on their own and claw their way back into the light of truth.