Wow! This funny little theory has found it's way on tvtropes (ctrl + f "biological" for a quick find), gamefaqs, and that crack community boobjection. You can also find the CR thread here. Happy investigating!The Ace Attorney series is one that shines above the crowd for its sympathetic characters, gripping (and at times hilarious) storylines, and tantalizing puzzles. Although by the end of each case the murder is always solved, some answers remained shrouded in mystery, leaving us to speculate and investigate what few clues we have until the next exciting installment.
But few questions are as nagging or as important as the one surrounding the series' new protagonist and protege to our beloved hero: Just who is Apollo Justice's real father?
Here at the PWTMP, Pleading Eyes and Diana Rose believe they may have stumbled upon a possible answer. But how? Why do we believe this man, out of all possible known or as of yet to be shown characters, is the one we seek? To answer that, let us first begin by examining what we know of Mr. Justice himself.
Apollo’s name choice in the English localization has always been odd. For one, Justice isn’t even a pun. It’s blatantly just a word. Since Apollo is an orphan, though, perhaps we can make some excuse for how he came to this surname. But what about his first name? What does the Greek God Apollo have to do with anything?In Greek mythology, Apollo’s father was Zeus...EXHIBIT A: VISUAL EVIDENCE
The AA character designers are very detail oriented with their work. Everyone looks different and characters that are related or close share several mannerisms.
*The Gavin Brothers
*Edgeworth and the von Karmas
*Phoenix and Mia in court
*Even Thalassa's known husband (Zak) and their daughter (Trucy)
From this we know visual clues are a safe form of evidence, so it’s not a stretch to say that the designers may have planned around this. What's my point?
Does this pose look familiar? Brace yourselves, because you are NOT prepared.In Greek mythology, Apollo’s father was Zeus...
Zeus was the basis for the design of none other THAN…!
Looking at them side by side, the resemblance in their position is a bit startling. But we’ve only just begun.
Take a look at this:
They both hold their arms behind their backs. A bit of an odd position, no? Especially for a hero. Holding your arms behind your back usually implies something to hide, not the open and often times too blunt (but lovably so!) young defense attorney we know. The only other characters who do this in the entire series are Kristoph and Lana when she’s being cold; which is directly influenced by Gant!
I know what you're thinking. A couple similarities are just coincidence! Maybe so, but I'd say three is a pattern.
The sweating, the drooping spikes, hunched over, both fists on the table in front of them. How much more similar could they get?
What about nervous or deflecting tells?
Remember in AJ when Trucy mentions how Apollo has an intense stare? Now that may be partially credited to his Gramarye Perceiving abilities, but who else has such an intense gaze?
Oh yeah. The Gant stare.
If you’re still not convinced, consider this: They're both said to have unusually LOUD voices. Gant laugh vs Chord of Steel?
And… Something about their actual faces sticks out at me.
Hmm… I wonder…
Do you see it?
Their eye construction's also pretty similar; same shape. The highlight hits their eyes in the same spot, Gant's are just more creased
And this just in:
Apollo concept art. EERIE similarities between him and Gant here, even in the planning stages. Check those bangs, guys.
Could Gant's prototype designs have inspired Apollo's final design?
Looks like they even considered Gant orange for Apollo's color scheme.
Right about now you're probably starting to feel a bit uneasy. But we've only just begun...