Ace Attorney Files: Godot, Man of Mystery and Coffee

Apr 03, 2019 // Kellen Haney

“Blacker than a moonless night, hotter and more bitter than hell itself… that is coffee.”

Little is known about the mysterious prosecutor known only as Godot. While literary buffs might have an idea of what his name is a reference to, there’s only one thing he seems to have on his mind; crushing Phoenix Wright in court. Our latest Ace Attorney File for new attorneys is about the masked man who loves nothing more than a good cup of coffee.

To say that Godot is obsessed with coffee may be an understatement. That opening line is a direct quote from one of his many courtroom monologues, and he’s known to drink several cups during a single day at the courtroom. There are few pleasures in the world greater to him than a cup of coffee (no sugar or cream, of course), something that he seems to cherish in the moments that he isn’t picking apart Phoenix’s arguments from the prosecution’s bench.

Making his appearance in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations, Godot is in a different league from the prosecutors that come before him. Winston Payne is best known for being a stepping stone on Phoenix’s path forward, while Miles Edgeworth earns his title as the Demon Prosecutor. Franziska von Karma knows how to whip a courtroom into shape, but Godot is a total mystery, seeking not only to tear apart Phoenix’s cases, but also Phoenix’s life as well. Perhaps the only thing more bitter than the coffee that Godot loves is the man himself.

Still, with his shocking white hair and the strange mask that covers his face, Godot commands a certain presence in court. With his eyes and most of his face hidden, all you’ll get out of him is a wry smile or an angry sneer to tell you what he’s feeling – though he’s fine with outright telling you exactly what’s on his mind, oftentimes calling out “Mr. Trite” by pointing out inconsistencies or dispensing insults. Exactly who, or what, is behind the mask is a bit of a mystery, one that will slowly unfold as the events of Trials and Tribulations progress.

Unlike the prosecutors that came before him, Godot isn’t concerned about his win record or with victory – he seems motivated by something far more personal. It’s hard to talk about Godot without unveiling some of the mysteries surrounding him, so we’ll leave it to you to unmask the truth in the third game of the original Ace Attorney trilogy.

With Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy out next week on April 9, you won’t have to wait much longer! Pre-order to ensure you can play as soon as the game is available, or grab a pre-order on PS4 for a special pixel art theme as an instant reward. Next Tuesday is the big day, so we’ll see you in court!