Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth character guide

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Kay Faraday

Above: “Now where did I leave my house key?”

An unlikely candidate to be a prosecutor’s assistant, Kay Faraday is a self-proclaimed righteous thief. Despite being a professed pilferer though, she has a passion for hunting down the truth that rivals Edgeworth’s own intensity.

Faraday assists Edgeworth in his investigations and plays a role similar to Maya Fey and Ema Skye in the Phoenix Wright series and Trucy Wright in Apollo Justice. Like Maya’s Magatama pendant that roots out people’s secrets and (perhaps more realistically) Ema Skye’s bag of forensic tools, Kay has her own trick up her sleeve – a gadget that can virtually recreate the details of a crime scene. We’ve only got a vague idea of how it works, but  based on the awesomeness of previous sidekicks in the Ace Attorney series we feel pretty confident that she’ll be a worthy companion and valuable asset to Edgeworth.

Plus, her outfit is super cute. Where can we get a pair of tabi rain boots for ourselves?

Shi-Long Lang

Above: Popped collar, gelled hair, tribal dragons, I think we’ve got a Jersey Shore fan

This fiery man is Miles Edgeworth’s main rival. While he may seem like a bad egg in relation to his interactions with Edgeworth, Shi-Long Lang stands squarely on the side of good. He’s an Interpol agent who fights crime ferociously, with a long history of taking down some major crime syndicates.  Still, he is kind of a jerk, so maybe he does hide a shady motive behind his seemingly lawful pursuits…

His name in Japanese, Shiryuu Rou, means Dragon Wolf. Make sure not confuse him with the crappy hair metal cover band that plays at your local bowling alley.


Above: Somber look, black outfit and red eyes? I’m sure she’ll be a reliable ally who’ll do everything she can to help Edgeworth!

As Shi-Long Lang’s unflappable assistant, Shi-Na doesn’t say much, but she always manages to maintain her cool even when confronted with Miles Edgeworth’s fearsome powers of logic. She has a definite air of mystery about her, so we wouldn’t be surprised if she has a larger role to play than just being Lang’s aide – perhaps her sultry exterior hides a sordid past that links her to one of Edgeworth’s cases, or maybe she has her own agenda that she’s keeping hidden from everyone. For now we can only speculate, but we trust Miles to get to the bottom of it all eventually. 


  • maggier - March 31, 2010 11:16 a.m.

    Love the witticism! Good writing too!
  • GameManiac - February 14, 2010 2:52 a.m.

    I just started with the series by playing the first game, and I've immediately loved the series there. Sure it was a spoiler for me (and I usually despise spoilers) by reading this article, but I don't mind this time.
  • beardo180 - February 12, 2010 10:20 p.m.

    if they keep lotta hart out of the game i'll be happy.
  • Corsair89 - February 12, 2010 9:53 p.m.

    I can't wait. The Ace Attorney games are spectacular with amazing writing, hilarious situations and lovable characters. Edgeworth and Franziska were always my favorite characters in the series.

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