Top Ten Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Characters that Look or Act Evil but Actually Aren'tThe top ten Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney characters that look/act evil but actually aren't. (Warning: There will be spoilers!)
Appears to be nothing but a twisted, blackhearted prosecutor that uses dirty mind games while battling in the court, but he's actually a selfless, deeply caring man who intentionally takes on the blame and puts himself on death row when he witnesses what he thinks is a grisly crime scene when it seems an innocent 11 year old murdred her own mother.
The leader of a resistance group known as the Defiant Dragons who look to overthrow the Queen of Khura'in. Which is all justified when you get a taste of just how bad her court system has become.
Known as The Death God of the Old Bailey, he's an English prosecutors who appears to be just as dark as they say. But in reality, he's actually one of the cleanest prosecutors in the series, dispite all the unpleasant death stigma floating around him.
Post character development, he only cares for getting guilty verdicts dispite if the accused is even guilty or not. But after character development, he becomes a strong ally for the truth and will fight to the bitter end to bring it to light. No matter the cost.
Appears to be a strict, no nonsense Judge only looking to strip Miles Edgeworth of his prosecutor's badge, but is actually a very caring single mother to her adopted son underneath and eventually becomes one of your allies when all seems lost.
Appears to be nothing but a cold, antagonistic man who only looks to drive Phoenix Wright to dispair, (which he is by the way) But at the end, he admits his all wrongdoings and finally treats the defense with utmost respect.
An elite Interpol investigator with the highest success arrest rate of all the Interpol agents. Appears to be a smug, prideful man with an irrational hatred of all prosecutors, but after learning his backstory, it's hard not to see his actions as mostly justified.
Appears to be heartless prosecutor monk who's only working for guilty verdicts, but he only acts that way to try and keep the little that's left of his family safe.
The Judge residing over the legally corrupt Kingdom of Khura'in, but won't turn a blind eye to the truth dispite overwhelming adversity.
In comparison to his exceedingly much WORSE brother Gaspen Payne, Winston never lies, cheats, decives the court, or tries to get you killed. He's just a sympathetic arrogant jerk at worst, who's somehow remained completely honest and clean till the end.
To the majority of residents of Nine-Tails Vale, he's an evil man hungry for power, who wants to take over the village with a municipal merger to free an ancient demon (who isn't real). In truth though, he's only pushing for the merger under duress (his daughter was being threatened), and he uses a secret identity to publicly oppose it. Oh, and he pretends to be possessed by this demon to protect his daughter when she's accused of being an accomplice to a murder.