Dee Vasquez

Dee Vasquez

Silence. I'm speaking.
~ Dee Vasquez

Dee Vasquez was a minor antagonist in the video game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, more specifically the secondary antagonist in the Turnabout Samurai chapter. A producer of Global Studios, Vasquez had connections with the local mob which she used to blackmail people. She was also a witness in the murder of actor Jack Hammer.


In 2011, Vasquez witnessed a fight between Jack Hammer and a fellow actor named Manuel. An accident occurred shortly after when Hammer accidentally (later revealed to actually have been on purpose) pushed Manuel on sharp fences, which impaled and killed him. Due to Vasquez's mob contact, the accident never leaked to the press. Vasquez used said accident to blackmail Hammer later on.

Turnabout Samurai

5 years after the death of Manuel, Vasquez produced the popular kids show Steel Samurai, in which Will Powers played the titular main character and Jack Hammer played the main antagonist, the Evil Magistrate. By the time of the airing of the show, Hammer had fed up of being Vasquez's puppet and decided to exact revenge upon her. He then dressed in the Steel Samurai's costume and confronted Vasquez on Studio 2. After the subsequent fight, Hammer died after being impaled on the same fence that killed Manuel five years earlier. Vasquez, with the help of director Sal Manella, moved the body to Studio 1 and dressed it in the Evil Magistrate's costume, making it look like Powers had murdered him using the Samurai Spear.

Phoenix Wright defended Powers in court and managed to prove Vasquez guilty of the manslaughter (the only manslaughter in Wright's career).


Vasquez was one of the calmer witnesses ever in the series. She rarely got angry, even under the pressure of being suspected as the culprit. Whether this was due to her affiliations with the local mob is not confirmed. Vasquez had angry reactions here and there but even after she was proven guilty, she quickly returned to her normal self, accepting defeat. She also seemed to care about Manuel, being openly horrified after witnessing his death and presumably blackmailed Hammer as a form of revenge.


In her breakdown, Vasquez has a slight outburst in which she starts to tremble and eventually snaps her pipe in half, returning to her usual calm demeanor shortly after.


Ace Attorney Villains

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All

Richard Wellington | Morgan Fey | Mimi Miney | Acro | Shelly de Killer | Matt Engarde

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations

Dahlia Hawthorne | Luke Atmey | Furio Tigre

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney

Kristoph Gavin | Alita Tiala | Daryan Crescend

Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth

Jacques Portsman | Cammy Melee | Lance Amano | Ernest Amano | Calisto Yew | Quercus Alba

Gyakuten Kenji 2/Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth: Prosecutor's Path

Manosuke Naitō | Marī Miwa | Yutaka Kazami | Bansai Ichiyanagi | Fake Teikun Ō | Sōta Sarushiro

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies

Ted Tonate | Florent L'Belle | Aristotle Means | Phantom | Marlon Rimes

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice

Pees'lubn Andistan'dhin | Roger Retinz | Rheel Neh'mu | Geiru Toneido | Paul Atishon | Inga Karkhuul Khura'in | Ga'ran Sigatar Khura'in | Dumas Gloomsbury | Pierce Nichody