|“||Perhaps I have intimidated you with my giantesque vocabulary... ?||„|
|~ Redd White|
|~ Redd White's "Engrish", and his most famous quote.|
Redd White is the murderer of Phoenix Wright's mentor, Mia Fey, and the main antagonist in the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney case "Turnabout Sisters". He is the owner of Bluecorp, an office in charge of gaining information about media celebrities and law enforcement professionals in order to blackmail them to do his bidding.
He was voiced by Hiromichi Tezuka in the Japanese version, and Larry Brantley in the English version.
In 2001, White heard from attorney Marvin Grossberg that a spirit medium from Kurain Village was hired to assist in a police investigation. After learning about it, he leaked this information to the press, accusing the police and medium Misty Fey of fraud, forcing her to leave the village in shame. After returning, White once again called Grossberg and begun to blackmail him.
Mia Fey's murder and arrest
Fifteen years later, White and his secretary April May began to keep track of Misty's daughter, Mia Fey, who spent half of her life gathering evidence against White. In the night of September 5, Mia called her sister Maya to tell her to hold onto some evidence she would need, stored in a "Thinker"-shaped clock. A little before 9:00 PM, White entered the office to destroy the evidence, but Fey caught him in the act, forcing White to grab The Thinker and hit her on the head, killing her. Furthermore, he wrote Mia's sister's name, "Maya", with blood to accuse her. He then had April call the police to claim that she saw Maya kill her sister. After some investigation, Wright finally reached Bluecorp and talked to White, but he called the public prosecutor's office to incriminate Wright himself. However, this attempt failed, and even though Miles Edgeworth tried his hardest to prove his claim, Wright, with the help of Maya and the late Mia (channeled through Maya), forced White to reveal his crimes by reading a list of people he blackmailed before. He immediately broke down and confessed.
White lifts his head and screams in agony, then slams it on the witness stand with full force. He occasionally shivers violently while remaining in this pose, as if he were sobbing.
As his attire might suggest, Redd White is flamboyant, pompous, rude and arrogant, considering himself to be superior to everyone else. His ego is so notoriously large that even much of the décor in his office at Bluecorp was made in his own image. His speech is distinguished by his "giantesque vocabulary," which actually consists of either misused words or ones White had made up. He tried to pass himself off as a jolly and quirky, if egotistical, businessman, initially acting cordial with Phoenix, but once pressed far enough, he showed his true colors. He was also quite petty, as he forced judges to give him their trophies and forced Grossberg to give him his painting.
However, his most defining personality trait is his complete and utter ruthlessness: He had blackmail on practically everyone: Lawyers, politicians, even the judge - all were under his thumb, and he could thus manipulate them to do whatever he wanted. He demonstrated this when Phoenix Wright confronted him by punching the fledgling lawyer in the face; were Wright to sue White for the assault, the latter would get off scot-free, while the former would be found guilty. He was perfectly willing to destroy lives to better himself, driving hundreds of people to suicide with his blackmail and murdering Mia before framing her own sister Maya for the killing. He also did not hesitate to try and turn April May into a scapegoat for the wiretapping.
- His name along with Bluecorp's are a reference to the American flag.
- The kanjis on his Japanese name mean "small" (小), "medium" (中) and "large" (大).
- When said correctly ("niño" instead of "nino"), his nickname means "white boy" in Spanish.
- In the live action film, where he was a pawn of Manfred von Karma, Redd White dresses and behaves in a different way and dies in prison in the end.
- In the Ace Attorney anime, Redd White comes from America and has a hard time with "Engrish" leading to occasional gems such as "Whatchurname?!" (What's your name?!), "Whatsamattah?" (What's the matter?), "Yes we can!", and "Goo-Bai forevah!" (Goodbye forever!)
- Redd White is similar to Charles Augustus Milverton and his counterpart, Charles Augustus Magnussen: They gather information on celebrities and use the information to blackmail people, and eventually get killed off in the end.
- Turnabout Sisters was originally going to be the first case in the game and was intended to be the introductory case. However due to being too long for said introductory case, Shu Takumi created a prologue case, allowing for Mia to interact with Wright more as his mentor before her death, that case became known as The First Turnabout.
- Redd White's name becomes much more meaningful after the third game. Godot, the final killer, is driven by revenge against Mia Fey's killer, wrongfully blaming Phoenix for not protecting her despite circumstances beyond his control. Godot is color-blind, not being able to see red on a white background, meaning that he couldn't see Redd White, Mia Fey's true killer.
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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice
Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2: Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Kakugo