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!)
He appears to be nothing but a twisted, black-hearted prosecutor who uses dirty mind games while battling in court. However, 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, believing an innocent 11-year-old murdered her own mother.
Well, he's got some good and bad qualities.
The leader of a resistance group known as the Defiant Dragons aims to overthrow the Queen of Khura'in. This 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 prosecutor who appears to be just as dark as they say. In reality, he's one of the cleanest prosecutors in the series, despite all the unpleasant death stigma floating around him.
Post character development, he only cares about getting guilty verdicts, regardless of whether the accused is actually guilty. However, 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.
She appears to be a strict, no-nonsense judge only looking to strip Miles Edgeworth of his prosecutor's badge. However, she is actually a very caring single mother to her adopted son and eventually becomes one of your allies when all seems lost.
He appears to be nothing but a cold, antagonistic man who only aims to drive Phoenix Wright to despair (which he is, by the way). However, in the end, he admits all his wrongdoings and finally treats the defense with utmost respect.
An elite Interpol investigator with the highest success arrest rate among all Interpol agents, he appears to be a smug, prideful man with an irrational hatred of all prosecutors. However, after learning his backstory, it's hard not to see his actions as mostly justified.
He appears to be a heartless prosecutor monk who is only working for guilty verdicts, but he only acts that way to try and keep what's left of his family safe.
The judge presiding over the legally corrupt Kingdom of Khura'in won't turn a blind eye to the truth, despite overwhelming adversity.
In comparison to his exceedingly worse brother, Gaspen Payne, Winston never lies, cheats, deceives the court, or tries to get you killed. He's just a sympathetically arrogant jerk at worst, who has somehow remained completely honest and clean until 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 is 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.