How long has it been since I arrived in this fragment
Goddammit. Time has slipped again. It's the hunger, I think. It's making me lose my mind. Physically, it feels like days have passed. Mentally, besides a slight haze to my memory, it's like only seconds.
Is this one of his tricks? Or is this just the fact that I was never made to sync with this form...
Whatever. Dinner awaits.
Phoenix: Alright. So, No corpse relevant to the story is ever moved. That means I have two options. Either I abandon this theory or I look for wordplay that will save it...
Phoenix: ...Well. The easiest way to work around this wordplay is to somehow make it so Gumshoe's corpse is somehow irrelevant to the story. Maybe dying before the story begins makes his corpse irrelevant somehow?
Phoenix: Hm. Nah, that's a stretch.
Phoenix: (Alright, let's try something else then.)
Phoenix: Okay. It's time for me to flip the checkerboard put myself in your seat, then. If I can fact check what I have, I should be able to come to the truth. Only one truth will prevail.
Phoenix: (Those aren't my catchphrases...)
Phoenix: There are only two possible kinds of killers in this case. Human... Or robot. So, which is it.
Phoenix: If it's a human, we run into a problem with the first murder. Since, I was the last person to leave Robotics, the killer would have remained trapped in the room. I'd like to say it's possible they simply hid in the room until I returned, but before we left Composites I saw that pretty much everyone was there.
Phoenix: We also have the fact that Larry didn't see anyone leaving storage, but that's easily worked around even if the culprit is human. Larry just wasn't paying attention at that time. We know how easily distracted Larry is, I doubt he stood stock still until we came out. Or maybe the killer moved when Larry blinked or something, either way Larry could have just not seen them.
Phoenix: I mean, it's not like Larry is an infallible detective like me. Mwehehehe...
Phoenix: (Have I always laughed like that?)
Phoenix: On the other hand, a killer robot can get past both reds stopping them from sneaking around. So, I think we can safely say that the culprit is a robot.
Phoenix: To begin, we can eliminate Phoenix Wright as the killer. That's easy enough. Next, let's see who has a solid alibi.
Phoenix: (...Ah! Thank goodness. For a second, I almost suspected you. But I can strike you from the list.)
Phoenix: We can establish Maya Fey and Miles Edgeworth as having a solid alibi. If they tried to exit Nanotech before we left as a group, the metal detector would have gone off if either of them were robots. We can also rule out Larry at that point in time, since he was glued firmly in place outside the door.
Phoenix: Of course, there's an even easier way to rule out all three. If any of them were the culprit, I would have seen them turn off the lights for the final set of murders.
Phoenix: Uh... Provided I'm not the most inattentive being in the universe.
Phoenix: So, this leaves us with two possible suspects. Lisa Basil and Dick Gumshoe.
Phoenix: Normally we'd rule them out because they're victims, but not today. Not when robot doubles are involved.
Phoenix: I've already established the possibility of Detective Gumshoe's double, but I've never looked at the possibility of Lisa's double!
Phoenix: ...She looks a lot like a robot. And, uh, process of elimination? f u c i d i n
Phoenix: Well, either way I'm left with two possibilities.
Phoenix: The same general theory as before but real Gumshoe existed in the facility, alive but incapacitated and hidden in...say... the security room, and when RoboShoe was left alone, he fetched Gumshoe and killed him in Robotics before leaving. This way Gumshoe's corpse wasn't moved after death, but...
Phoenix: (Why would RoboShoe do that, beyond screwing over the meta?)
Phoenix: (The meta?)
Phoenix: Alternatively, the killer is Robot-Lisa Basil. She slipped out of Composites while I was distracted, killed Gumshoe and returned to Composites before we headed to Robotics to find the body. The Real Lisa Basil was dead in storage from the start, so Robasil didn't go to storage at all when getting the solvent for Larry. In this way, the killer seemed to disappear from the room without having to leave it or hide in it. (Alternatively, she just left after heading into storage since Larry's red only applies to humans.) She then turned off the lights and killed everyone but me.
Phoenix: Ah! There is one other possibility.
Phoenix: ...Well, alternatively, generally the same theory as above, but with one difference. Instead of Robasil sneaking around the facility, there is one other possible robot who we can name as a possible culprit. Robot Remiel, or Roboiel! Since you were introduced at the start of the story, you should be fair game, right? All Roboiel would have to do is hide in storage, sneak into robotics, slash Gumshoes throat, return to storage, wait for Lisa Basil to enter, kill her, leave the room and then wait to turn off the lights and kill everyone. This would be easy since, as a robot, my and Larry's reds wouldn't apply to you.
Phoenix: ...And if robots are fair game, considering I don't even really know you, I don't even have to establish any doubles. You could be a robot and that's that.
Phoenix: Well, what do you think everyone?