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  • probablygayattorneys
    15.01.2022 - 1 day ago

    I find myself thinking about Gina and Gregson and the Reaper this fine evening.

    The thing about the Reaper is that his mythos is supposed to keep criminals in London under control, because even if they’re found not guilty by van Zieks, they’re still damned, one way or another. Stronghart was very clear about that.

    Which meant that, sooner or later, one way or another, Gina Lestrade had to die.

    There is no doubt in my mind that Stronghart recognized that as long as she was alive, she was a threat. In fact, he may have realized she was a problem way back in McGilded’s trial and when she was arrested assigned van Zieks accordingly- so that problem would take care of itself. She’d be convicted, and if she wasn’t, the Reaper would take over, and van Zieks got to face his Japanese enemy, everyone wins.

    I wonder what would have happened if things had gone differently. If Gregson was told to pull the trigger, could he? Or would he have refused, forcing Stronghart to go behind his back and do it himself? Would that have been Gregson’s breaking point? If he had to hold Gina, the closest thing he had to a child’s, while she died and then cradle her lifeless body? Would he spend the rest of his days wishing he had turned against Stronghart years ago? Would those days be long, or would they be numbered, Stronghart sensing his change in loyalty and dispatching someone to take care of him before he could make trouble?

    Or maybe Stronghart did order Gina’s death. Maybe he told Gregson that she had to go, and he pleaded with him. Maybe that was the real reason he was going to Paris and taking her with him. The Reaper doesn’t have extraterritorial rights, Natsume and Harbrayne prove that. Maybe that was the compromise that Gregson was able to strike, that he’d get her out of the country instead of killing her.

    Or maybe I’m just getting in too deep here.

    #the great ace attorney chronicles #tgaac spoilers#tgaac2#dgs2#dgs spoilers#tobias gregson#gina lestrade#mael stronghart #barok van zieks #the reaper of the Bailey #pretty heavy spoilers so I’m REALLY sorry if this somehow reaches the eyes of someone who wasn’t ready lol
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  • probablygayattorneys
    07.01.2022 - 1 week ago

    Once you realize Stronghart = Gant, you figure out where TGAAC is going before it wants you to.

    #the great ace attorney chronicles #tgaac spoilers#tgaac2#mael stronghart#damon gant #technically I actually figured it out when I realized the evidence was forged #it was like #wait I’ve seen this exact thing before #i have seen serial killers be convicted on forged evidence of a final murder that actually wasn’t committed l #by the same person who committed the first four #once I made that connection it was like #the game is up #I’ve seen them do this before #i already did my time with this storyline
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  • gaedelgard
    06.01.2022 - 1 week ago

    starting the last case of great ace attorney two- i’m about to end this man’s whole career

    #mael stronghart you’ve got a big storm coming #dai gyatuken saiban #the great ace attorney #great ace attorney resolve #ace attorney#ryunosuke naruhodo
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  • superdummymags
    03.01.2022 - 1 week ago
    #ace attorney#art #the great ace attorney 2 spoilers #the great ace attorney #the great ace attorney 2 #mael stronghart #ace attorney spoilers #klint van zieks
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  • zhampy
    02.01.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    [GAA] Stronghart Chibi.

    Commission for Kii

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  • python-vibes
    02.01.2021 - 2 weeks ago
    “I let you - I allowed you - to use me for your own purposes, to drag me further in the darkness and depths. But now, now I will do what I should’ve done all those years, what I should’ve done when you first began to extort me, take advantage of me. Who the final victim of the Professor should have been.”

    Fanart for @browniefox’s fic, The Haunting of Ryunosuke Naruhodo! its been living in my head since it was posted

    #my art#ace attorney #the great ace attorney #dai gyatuken saiban #ryunosuke naruhodo #klint van zieks #mael stronghart #i have not been able to stop thinking of this fic since i read it #ive never done fanart for a fic before but i knew i had to do smth for this one #THIS PIECE HAS HAUNTED ME FOR LIKE 3 WEEKS #no pun intended #it was originally just supposed to be a singleillustration but i couldnt get a good composition so i stepped back for a couple weeks #but i so badly wanted to draw this and eventually settled on a comic. that was supposed to be two pages. f #finished it exactly on new years too!! #one of the compositions was just a dog bc i was getting frustrated and doodled a dog #and my friends liked it bad enough that i was like. maybe i can do something with this?? JANWKXN #you can see most of the thumbnails i did on twitter! i have like 10-15 different compositions for this #OK IM DONE RAMBLING i just have a lot to say this time
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  • askaceattorney
    01.01.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Dear Lord Chief Justice,

    Happy New Years to you too!

    Thankfully, my country does spend New Years, whilst not doing much during Christmas. 

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    ............ Gregson.

    - Kazuma Asogi

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  • askaceattorney
    01.01.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Dear Lord Stronghart,

    M-My pay!? I...

    O-Of course I see no problem. For the good of the country, yes?

    - Tobias Gregson

    #Anonymous#Tobias Gregson#Mael Stronghart#Ace Attorney #The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles #New Year 2022 #Mod Commentary #I forgot about the DGS sprites we had. I'm such a buffoon!
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  • thekingofchungus
    30.12.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    stronghart nut moments

    #dgs spoilers#dgs2 spoilers#tgaa spoilers#tgaa2 spoilers#dgs2#mael stronghart#hart vortex #okay with those out of the way; seriously #first one hes straight up like O - o LOVIT #read the paper ryunosuke read it!!!!
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  • ultraviolet-ink
    28.12.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    So Guess who got bored and decided to figure out DGS character’s birthdays and used the powerpoint format in the year of our lord 2021???

    Cut for length and also Spoilers!! These are just my headcanons, and mostly just for fun because School’s been out and I have no other way to manage my time lol!

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  • chipsncookies
    28.12.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Rambling about vortex and ryuu, dgs2 MAJOR SPOILERS, endgame spoilers. Im old fan so im still using japanese names (ryuun, vortex, etc also its v late when im writing this so theres bound to be mistkaes/details i forgot bc hot dang these games are so long) and this post is also long

    One of the things in dgs that always haunts me is how vortex's downfall could've been avoided if he simply didn't let ryuu practice law in London. Yes even though Herlock plays a part in preventing his schemes, ryuun is the one who did the heavy lifting in vortex's chosen battlefield-the court, hes the one who helps unravel and presents all the schemes and manipulation he created. If ryuu wasn't there, assuming everything else went the same - asougi went to london and all that, barok would've been found guilty and the entire reaper case would've been shut and vortex would've become the most successful aa villain ever (the only villain that isn't directly involved in any of the murders mind you, bc he had other people doing his bidding thus eliminating all evidence. Like Matt Engarde but more craftier)

    But instead, he let Ryuu stay. In fact, he actually asked him to stay when Ryuu already decided to leave. During their first meeting, vortex absolutely didn't take ryuu seriously, he suggests ryuu to take megundal/mcgilded's case because he 'dont hate entertainment', but after ryuu rejects it when he found out the victim would be hanged, vortex asked him to stay, appealing with the fact that the victim has no defense attorney who's willing to help him.

    I ask myself all the time, why?

    Keep in mind that at this point, two of his plans have failed -jezail has been arrested, asougi is dead, at this point he shouldve avoided doing anything that would further harm his plans, he shouldve let Ryuu return to japan after he declined his offer, yet he decided to let an unknown element (ryuu) in.

    He certainly didn't take ryuu seriously in the beginning, so it would've been in his best interest if ryuu left, but Ryuu's speech made him change his mind. Why would a mastermind that has been scheming for years do this?

    In this game, time and time again, vortex showed a lot of suspicious behaviour, controlling everything (and his design didnt help) until we finally find out that he is indeed evil. But also time and time again we see him talking about upholding justice, making london safe from criminals, etc. He even had a whole essay about how he'd go about making his plans to make london great again come true, in which ryuu hilariously passes out. This nerd behaviour seems anachronistic with his evil actions, but it makes sense when you think about it. He truly believes in justice for the people, but it seems that years of being obsessed with creating a perfect society that won't let any criminals go scot-free has corrupted him so much.

    Back to the question of why did he ask Ryuu to stay? Before this scene, ryuu has been in defendant's role TWICE, he has a lot of sympathy for people that have been accused and thought he's not qualified and he doesn't find himself fit for such task as it would feel like toying with people's life, especially with londons severe death penalty. I had thought vortex wanted to teach ryuu a lesson bc of his naivety, but the way the scene plays out really looks like he's taken by ryuu's honesty and humility - Ryuu already formally excused himself and the screen faded to black iirc, but vortex reached out to him.

    Now this is nowhere confirmed explicitly, but I strongly feel that Ryuun has touched his core that still cares for justice - the one that's still pure, beneath all his obsession and manipulation instincts, enough for him to abandon caution or reason, which is fantastic bc 1) it speaks VOLUMES about Ryuu's character, that his honesty, humility and empathy for the accused managed to change the mind of this seemingly cold and strict person at the top of London's justice system. He got accepted WHILE DECLINING Vortex's offer. (Also keep in mind that ryuu is illegally smuggled and shouldn't be here at all. And this is before we knew vortex was evil, as well as the scope of his crimes-replaying this scene makes you realise how much gravitas this scene has), and

    Having said all these however, i also feel it's worth noting that this is also one of the game's flaws, namely why did vortex keep ryuu around even when he almost ruined his plan (revealing the secret morse code). He should've sent ryuu back to japan right then, who knows what else he could've uncover, but no, he kept ryuu around, only 'punishing' him by banning him from court for a while. The moment ryuu came back, he unraveled the super duper secret crime (enoch's case which leads to the uncovering of professors identity). He's even allowed to participate in the final secret trial (perhaps more for mere formality, but ignoring ryuus track record of uncovering the truth successfully is a massive oversight on Vortex's part).

    2) it speaks VOLUMES about Vortex's character, that this person who's super duper strict (and also a crafty mastermind who kept his plans tight wrapped and having manipulated plenty of people) still has a heart? Which is also proven when ryuu's defendants who've been declared innocent (except megundal/mcgilded) didn't fall victim to the Reaper's curse - vortex kept his word that he only punishes the guilty. This scene also poetically sealed his fate - they both pursue justice, but unlike vortex, ryuu didnt use dirty tactics, instead he continued to fight even when the odds are against him for people he cared about- as well as all the people vortex has harmed directly and indirectly - which results in the downfall of vortex which seemed so impossible in the very end. Ryuu's justice won over Vortex's justice.

    Idk if it is because the cases would become too long, but we should've got some justification for why vortex still keeps ryuu around. I mean hes the one with authority, sending ryuu back to japan without any explanation should be no problem and ryuu or anyone can't protest that decision (or kill ryuu, but having two exchange students dead overseas would be too sus).

    I've discussed this with other ppl and I've came up with an au in which, what if vortex keeps ryuu in london because he wants to manipulate him. He wants to show him how flawed the justice system is and considering how unfairly ryuu was treated in dgs1-1 and dgs1-2, megundals case COULDVE been the nail in the coffin that convinces ryuu. A classic 'work with me and we can change the world :D' kinda deal, get ryuu to be on his side, which imo would be far more interesting and gives vortex more screentime depending on if you want to give this good ending, maybe herlock manage to steer him to the right direction and bring down vortex, or bad ending where he joins vortex fully and become part of the Reaper's curse or something. The possibilities are endless

    I actually just wanted to post this fanart but i ended up explaining everything in dgs in order to explain whats happening in this picture so yeah. Have a good day

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  • biggie-chcese
    28.12.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    *picks up a gun on the floor of the crime scene so that i am immediately accused of doing murder*

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  • chipsncookies
    28.12.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Im always amazed with how pretty his eyes look 💅

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  • sideblogoftheaceattorneyblog
    28.12.2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Sir you look like an old timey Damon Gant...

    I love it

    #mael stronghart#dgs liveblog#damon gant #damon gant:british version
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  • pinkprincessrebel
    25.12.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    DGS Supernatural AU. I’m putting this under a read more since in contains some spoilers for both games. 

    I have previously talked about a DGS supernatural au before, but I’m scrapping those ideas and starting fresh. 

    In this AU Klimt and Genshin do not die, since Klimt never becomes a serial killer. As a result, a lot of characters and their dynamics with each other change. Iris is raised by her biological family, instead of Herlock. Though, Herlock babysits Iris frequently, since Klimt and Herlock are good friends. Similarly, Kazuma isn’t adopted by Yujin, though he does have a close relationship with the Mikotobas. 

    Kazuma is going to Britain to study law and become a prosecutor under Barok’s tutelage. Kazuma sees a lot of potential in Ryunosuke and he tells him he’d make an excellent defense attorney, inviting him to go to London. Kazuma does not get declared legally dead nor does he fall into a coma and lose his memory on the ship to London. Klimt and Barok were born as vampires. Lady Baskerville was a human when she had Iris, making Iris a Dhampir. She was turned after giving birth. Lord Vortex/Stronghart is also a vampire, though he’s an evil one who uses both monsters and humans to do his bidding. One of the individuals he uses is Jigoku, whom he makes a deal with. He’ll turn Jigoku and help him rise to power in the judicial world, under the condition that he carries out all of Stronghart’s orders. Jigoku accepts this deal. Stronghart is now Jigoku’s Sire so if he ever wanted to resist Stronghart’s commands it will be excruciatingly difficult to do so. I’ve also been debating on whether or not I want Gregson to end up becoming Stronghart’s “thrall.” Robert Crogley/Ashley Graydon is also most likely going to be a vampire. He was born human, but like Jigoku he too abandons humanity for vampirism and power on the condition that he’ll engage in underhanded dealings. Cosney Megdunal/Magnus McGilded is a leprechaun.  Originally, I was going to make Kazuma a vampire, but I’ve seen some people depict him as a snake monster before and I really liked the idea of that so that’s what I decided to go with here. Ryunosuke, Susato,Yujin, Gregson, and Herlock are all humans in this story, with Herlock being one of the only humans who is aware of the existence of monsters at the beginning of the au.

    #(this first part is just a list of different characters and their species) #my aus#dgs au#dgs2 au #dgs supernatural au #dgs monster au #dgs supernatural court #vampires #klimt van zieks #klint van zieks #seishiro jigoku#mael stronghart#hart vortex#kazuma asogi#kazuma asougi #barok van zieks #dgs2#dgs spoilers#dgs2 spoilers #(not tagging every mentioned character) #magnus mcgilded#cosney megundal#ashley graydon#robert crogley#tobias gregson
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  • askaceattorney
    25.12.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    Dear Lord Stronghart,

    WHAAAAAAT!?

    I-I mean... of course, my lord.

    - Tobias Gregson

    #Anonymous#Mael Stronghart#Tobias Gregson#Ace Attorney #The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles #Christmas 2021#Mod Commentary #Where's one for my boy Kazuma!? #HE'S A REAPER TOO!!
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  • askaceattorney
    25.12.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    Dear Lord Stronghart,

    It’s not like I have a family to celebrate with anyways.

    Happy Holidays to you though, my lord.

    - Asa Shinn

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  • brutalitybunny
    24.12.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    in that new art... i choose to believe this is why kristoph is up at the top with the murder grandpas instead of mvk, the original murder grandpa

    #ace attorney #the great ace attorney #mael stronghart#damon gant#seishiro jigoku#tgaa spoilers #manfred von karma #going to be honest if anyone is weird in the notes of this post i'm gonna RUPTURE #i love these murder grandpas so much. these heinous bad old men. #but i have not found a person who can be normal about them. it's so weird
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  • kind4despair
    23.12.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    [ID: A cropped section of Ace Attorney 20th Anniversary artwork. It is zoomed in onto Damon Gants and Mael Stronghart’s faces. There are other characters around them. End ID]

    MY THEORY OF THEM BEING RELATED IS TRUE MOTHERFUCKERS

    I DONT CARE IF ITS NOT CANON, THEY ARE RELATED

    #ace attorney#damon gant#mael stronghart #ignore the other judge please #he is not important ❤️
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