You know, for a light-hearted game with funny quirky characters and witty dialogues, the Phoenix Wright series is a bit too much Grave of the Fireflies featuring Die Hakkenden featuring Les Miserables with a little extra suffering on the side. If you're a main or supporting character in one of the games, you're lucky to make it to the end of the chapter alive. However... Spoilers may wary Your parents may be brutally murdered, often in front of you. Or may disappear without a trace, try to return several years later, only to be brutally slaughtered. Or, odds are good that your father will shoot your mother, and have your grandfather blackmail him for years, disappear without a trace to avoid jail for suspicion of murder of your grandfather (oh yes, the old bean gets offed as well), only to be bludgeoned to death with a bottle. Or your mentor might turn out to be a murderer (of your parents, most likely). In any case, come on. Yeah, yeah, it's a game that revolves around murder, but this is like Melrose Place only with murder instead of sex. Warning: Spoilers inside! A limited cast, and over the course of the series, everyone does it with everyone else('s father). And then everyone ends up orphaned several times over. Or dead. Or both.