Joe Darke

One thing I can say for sure, he deserved his sentence.
~ Miles Edgeworth

Joe Darke is a minor villain in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, more specifically the secondary villain in the bonus chapter, Rise From the Ashes. He had a small but significant role as the main culprit behind the SL-9 incident.

Joe Darke was a businessman who was responsible for a string of murders that occurred somewhere in 2015. After overrunning a pedestrian with his car, Darke panicked and murdered every witness in the sidewalk to cover up his tracks.

During an interrogation by Damon Gant and prosecutor Neil Marshall, a blackout occurred which Darke used as his advantage to escape. Being chased by Marshall, Darke had a fight with him in Gant's office and they both ended up unconscious.

After Gant arrived at the scene, he killed Marshall by impaling him on the sword of the armor and framed Darke for the murder. Using false evidence, Miles Edgeworth managed to prove Darke guilty with Gant's help. He was later sentenced to death for the only murder he didn't commit. It was two years later when Phoenix Wright proved the real murderer guilty.

           Ace Attorney Villains

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Frank Sahwit | April May Redd White | Dee Vasquez | Yanni Yogi | Manfred von Karma | Joe Darke | Damon Gant

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