In his childhood, he made friends with Larry Butz and Miles Edgeworth. At the start of the series, he has recently acquired his attorney badge. While studying to become a defense lawyer, he was defended by Mia Fey and subsequently worked at her Fey and Co. Law office. He took over the office and renamed it Wright and Co. after she was murdered in the second case of the first Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney game. The fourth Ace Attorney game, Apollo Justice, is set seven years after a case where Wright is falsely incriminated for falsifying evidence and loses his defense attorney's badge.
Wright first decided to become a defense attorney in his school days when he was falsely accused of stealing his classmate Miles Edgeworth's lunch money, and the class held a mock trial. In that moment when he felt alone, he decided that he wanted to become a defense attorney so that he could help people like himself who at that time had nobody to defend or believe them.
Phoenix Wright has proven to be surprisingly hardy; he has chewed and swallowed a necklace made of glass and metal that potentially contained a fatal poison, and he has been hit over the head with a fire extinguisher and sustained only temporary amnesia. He has also fallen from a 40-foot high flaming bridge into a fast-flowing river (a river notorious for washing its victims away, never to be seen again) and walked away with nothing but a cold, and has shown the strength to bust down a 1 foot thick wooden door that was secured by a huge metal lock. Finally, after getting hit by a speeding vehicle and being launched 30 feet in the air, head-first, into a telephone pole, with enough force to break the bumper off of said car, the lawyer merely suffered a sprained ankle. These events lead many characters in the Ace Attorney series to consider Wright a very lucky man.
The Cursed DiscEdit
Shortly after mastering the first six characters of the cursed disc, Doom receives a letter in the mail summoning him to court for his various crimes as a super-villain. Though Doom panics at first, Max comes up with the idea of using the disc to their advantage by summoning Phoenix Wright to act as Doom's defense lawyer.
After covering Mr. Wright's mobility, special moves, hypers and combos, Mr. Wright is trying his best to prove Doom's innocence, but after calling several witnesses (Albert Wekser, Ammy and Max himself), it's pretty obvious that Doom has no redeemable qualities and so called Iron Fist to the stand...but that just turned into Max talking about Iron Fist for roughly eight minutes.
Just as it seemed that Doom was going to be imprisoned for life, Mr. Wright realized Doom had diplomatic immunity due to his status as monarch of Latveria, thus forcing the judge to dismiss all charges against him. The day saved, Max and Doom return home, with a letter from Phoenix following...in which contained a massive bill for his services.
- Ultimate Assist Me! Episode 4: Phoenix Wright & Iron Fiist
Abilities and SkillsEdit
Phoenix Wright is a skilled lawyer, and well-versed in the law, this having allowed him to win the toughest of cases. This makes him feared by both good and evil alike.