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Brazilian turnabout: 14-year-old Phoenix Wright player makes unlikely comeback in UMvC3

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • August 25, 2013 at 7:22 p.m. PDT
Brazilian turnabout: 14-year-old Phoenix Wright player makes unlikely comeback in UMvC3 Having less than 35 seconds on the clock and being down to your last fighter when your opponent has all three remaining is a bad scenario in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 — and it's even worse when that final character is Phoenix Wright.

Often regarded as one of the worst fighters in UMvC3, and currently considered the second least popular overall anchor in the game by our readers, Phoenix Wright is a character who seldom finds himself on the winning end of a comeback.

A 14-year-old Phoenix Wright player, who plays under the name Gabriel, recently accomplished this feat though at a Friday Night Farofa tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Hit the jump to check out the clip and how hype the announcers got watching him pull off an unlikely comeback.

Sources: X Revolution, via Paulow3B. Tip from Hackstermatrix and Thepurist.

Comments

Jookey said on August 25, 2013 at 7:23 p.m.

I enjoy this.

#1
chickenlegs90 said on August 25, 2013 at 7:25 p.m.

HYPE

#2
A5Player1 said on August 25, 2013 at 7:26 p.m.

Beast comeback

#3
Kouen74 said on August 25, 2013 at 7:26 p.m.

It's always nice to see a low tier character making a comeback, especially when it's phoenix wright.

#4
CyberAthlete said on August 25, 2013 at 7:26 p.m.

I mean I guess its kind of a story..

#5
DaveNotti said on August 25, 2013 at 7:27 p.m.

incredible.
Really good patience! Hats off to Gabriel

#6
Gohikari said on August 25, 2013 at 7:27 p.m.

Cool ! Nice to see the bottom tier doing stuff like this.

#7
shinwar said on August 25, 2013 at 7:27 p.m.

lol nice

#8
Chris0419 said on August 25, 2013 at 7:29 p.m.

This is just as hype as a soccer goal. A vitória

#9
AugustAPC said on August 25, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

The commentators sound like they're crying.

#10
RemiKz said on August 25, 2013 at 7:32 p.m.

Why the hell would that doom use that hyper knowing phoenix had 3 meters and a 0f full screen hyper lol.

#11
FrederickBadguy said on August 25, 2013 at 7:33 p.m.

That was beyond bad ass.
But that Iron Man, though...

#12
TangingMyWang said on August 25, 2013 at 7:35 p.m.

Dat commentary

#13
Chrisuchiwa said on August 25, 2013 at 7:38 p.m.

Amazing, I love this kind of stuff.

#14
pressstart said on August 25, 2013 at 7:38 p.m.

And with X-Factor gone too! Amazing!

#15
DestinyZX1 said on August 25, 2013 at 7:39 p.m.

Oh my god... that was beautiful. Simply beautiful.

#16
Jennyfromtheblock said on August 25, 2013 at 7:40 p.m.

@11 he was terrified not thinking just wanted to create some space.

#17
Devhawk124 said on August 25, 2013 at 7:40 p.m.

Probs to DL-O he had some really good Iron man play and good defense.

#18
Gam3freak99 said on August 25, 2013 at 7:41 p.m.

It's cool that the other guy isn't using complete top tiers too

#19
PepeCojones said on August 25, 2013 at 7:43 p.m.

This IM tho

#20
MaysTheCraze said on August 25, 2013 at 7:43 p.m.

As much as I hate this game, I thoroughly enjoyed that. :)

#21
H_Magnus said on August 25, 2013 at 7:44 p.m.

They went all HUA HUE HUA HUE HUA HUE HUA HUE BR BR!! at the end.

#22
shangraf said on August 25, 2013 at 7:46 p.m.
#23
shinshom said on August 25, 2013 at 7:48 p.m.

#14 Otavio is the spiderman player who gave a hardfight to combofiend when he was active.

#24 optimized version, Guile Theme badass lol

#24
Hayabusa_San said on August 25, 2013 at 7:56 p.m.

LOL!!!

I just one thing to say about this comeback: That freaking Doom/Iron Man/Spider-Man player... I don't think he knows how PW level 3 works... Like seriously, it is the most OP **** in UMVC3 for its ridiciouls damage and 0 frame start-up (well, Phoenix himself is mostly a joke character, so he needed this complicated but powerful super to get some value).

#25
TagAnarchy said on August 25, 2013 at 7:57 p.m.

Hell to the f--k yeah. That was awesome. Nice article EH. 8/10.

#26
Graphf said on August 25, 2013 at 7:57 p.m.

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#27
JiFoJoka said on August 25, 2013 at 7:58 p.m.

Even though there were not many high tiered characters used, DAT TURNABOUT! :O

#28
xLuna said on August 25, 2013 at 8:02 p.m.

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#29
DarknessFallz said on August 25, 2013 at 8:02 p.m.

I liked this a lot :)

#30
Graphf said on August 25, 2013 at 8:03 p.m.

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#31
Graphf said on August 25, 2013 at 8:06 p.m.

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#32
massi4h said on August 25, 2013 at 8:07 p.m.

I hate to be the negative one, but this isn't really impressive when
1. Turnabout PW with 5 bars has free self-unblockables in the corner into almost meterless kills, so it's not too hard to do once you land a hit and
2. The guy doesn't know the matchup at all (PW in turnabout has no lows pretty much and all he was doing was fishing for Objection). And that super was so stupid.

#33
Graphf said on August 25, 2013 at 8:11 p.m.

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#34
DarkflareEX said on August 25, 2013 at 8:14 p.m.

Second player is an idiot. Turnabout was running out and PW had his 3 bars. He had enough health to survive any chip damage. If he would have hold up on the random super a few more seconds he would have denied the comeback. Hell, he didn't even NEED the super, time was running out in his favor anyway.

The humiliating loss was deserved.

#35
RedRapperSux said on August 25, 2013 at 8:21 p.m.

@14

Yeah cause I totally forgot that top Marvel players have yet to drop combos when they could of killed said characters.

#36
Gotomaster said on August 25, 2013 at 8:33 p.m.

@34 Simply knowing it is one thing, of course it is easy to spot those things when you are in the side lines, not having to play yourself. Bet you would be so nervous and breakdown at the thought that you are a pixel away from death. A clear head in the midst of madness is what made this comeback spectacular. Plus, its Phoenix Wright, of course no one would know the matchup that well, but he is still a limited character, kid played well.

#37
GOGZero said on August 25, 2013 at 8:37 p.m.

Great comeback!

#38
Paradonyx said on August 25, 2013 at 8:41 p.m.

This is the forbidden SL-9 incident huh...?

#39
JuriTheSpider said on August 25, 2013 at 8:42 p.m.

@36 while you may be right in a tournament setting in possibly the last game of the set with time running out and your opponent making a comeback on you can you honestly say that you could have not accidentally done the same. Its so easy to watch and say hey he shouldn't of done that or whatever but in the heat of battle and you're coming down to the wire a lot of people probably would of made that mistake. I'm pretty sure all he was thinking about was that clock hitting 0

#40
WeEsportsNow said on August 25, 2013 at 8:43 p.m.

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#41
Rumrunner said on August 25, 2013 at 8:46 p.m.

That timer was the longest 1 second ever! lol Good stuff:)

#42
RedEther said on August 25, 2013 at 8:48 p.m.

I admit that comeback was legit great video.

#43
ForTheViolence said on August 25, 2013 at 8:49 p.m.

@35 lmao, that has to be the most dramatic response I've ever seen. Call your local newspaper too.

#44
jelaninoel said on August 25, 2013 at 8:52 p.m.

would have been more impressed if it was leilei

#45
sarvets said on August 25, 2013 at 8:55 p.m.

hsien-ko is a beast. how many times do we have to go over this?

#46
okay said on August 25, 2013 at 8:56 p.m.

Doom gifted the win at the end. Don't throw out photons and not expect to eat a full screen level 3.

#47
Dr_Panic_PhD said on August 25, 2013 at 9:01 p.m.

Tell us, Mr. Wright, where do you fit in? FULL BRAZILIAN!!!

#48
NEWkidCJ said on August 25, 2013 at 9:02 p.m.

I LOVE THIS GAME.

#49
Portal23 said on August 25, 2013 at 9:07 p.m.

That Doom player deserves to be humiliated because all he has to do is turtle and let the time run out and win. He has no awareness what so ever.

#50
bottleofmoe said on August 25, 2013 at 9:20 p.m.

And why is this news worthy???

Aaaaanyway...anybody see dat spidey combo tho?!?! was looking forward to seeing that completed.

#51
HooliganComboFTW said on August 25, 2013 at 9:30 p.m.

Phoenix Wright cross examining a parrot in court was still more impressive.

That hype noise though...sounded like someone scored the winning goal in futbol.

#52
Meegol said on August 25, 2013 at 9:52 p.m.

huehuehuehue..

#53
Scourge739 said on August 25, 2013 at 9:53 p.m.

I understand that the doom did a really stupid move at the end. So he was given the win.
But I don't understand. Why does it seem so hard to give someone props? Even if he isn't a high level player he still deserves some type of credit for coming back Against Keep away with hidden missiles then beating the doom. And he was blocking so much of that IM. He deserves some credit. C'mon guys. BibleThump

#54
MagikarpGMS said on August 25, 2013 at 9:54 p.m.

Awesome. Good stuff.

#55
Spaghetti_Time said on August 25, 2013 at 9:55 p.m.

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

@52
This isn't the New York Times. This is a site regarding fighting games and the people that play them. This is relevant to the site.

Relax your buttocks.

#56
spectaa said on August 25, 2013 at 9:56 p.m.

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#57
Captainbuttocks said on August 25, 2013 at 10:05 p.m.

Can someone define "newsworthy", rather that just post complaints on 90%of the articles here?

I mean what really makes a post worth your time? Cuz its a post, not CNN.

This is pretty cool. I rather like seeing these small gems every now and then rather than waiting a year for a something major to pop up. I mean if E-Hubs decides to stop posting because "its not 9-11 status" news, would it really even be a site?

#58
Reiji said on August 25, 2013 at 10:13 p.m.

I always <3 Phoenix Wright in the Ace Attorney games. So much Hype in this amazing comeback!

#59
Doctrine_Dark said on August 25, 2013 at 10:21 p.m.

Dat excitement. I really enjoyed seeing Phoenix do his thing.

#60
ScrubStep said on August 25, 2013 at 10:40 p.m.

as cool as the comeback was, i was really enjoying that guy trying to play a heavy rushdown ironman.

#61
Baby_Astaroth said on August 25, 2013 at 11:01 p.m.

This was nice.

#62
joestar316 said on August 25, 2013 at 11:20 p.m.

So can we ban Dr.Doom? Awesome vid by the way.

#63
JUIZ said on August 25, 2013 at 11:30 p.m.

Yo damn that iron man was going ham!!!

#64
MarkHighHill said on August 25, 2013 at 11:42 p.m.

If you don't think something is newsworthy, then simply suggest what is. Then go find it yourself and report it to EH. Because I haven't seen a PW comeback like that..

#65
PrideAndFury said on August 25, 2013 at 11:51 p.m.

Yo Dat TONY

#66
bigjbilly said on August 25, 2013 at 11:54 p.m.

Righteous little dude

#67
Hotdiddykong said on August 26, 2013 at midnight

NICE

Now if only Hsien-Ko can show her worth

#68
SuperStraightFighter said on August 26, 2013 at 12:03 a.m.

HYPE from the other player's iron man dropping combos left and right yayyy, seriously people get hype about this game for all the wrong reasons.

#69
ryuhayabusa13 said on August 26, 2013 at 12:03 a.m.

Shieeeeettt Doom Got Sued to death. Can't F*ck with the law lmao.

#70
Spiral0Architect said on August 26, 2013 at 12:51 a.m.

Civil Court is beneath Doom!!

#71
TheTHCGamer said on August 26, 2013 at 1:06 a.m.

Considering the situation he was I'm hell yea that was hype. Near death PW making a comeback like that is hype no matter how much you want to down play it.

#72
HyperViperNZ said on August 26, 2013 at 1:36 a.m.

Awesome. Nicely done kid.

#73
Skode said on August 26, 2013 at 2:24 a.m.

Well played lad, well played

#74
MightyAfro said on August 26, 2013 at 2:26 a.m.

my jaw dropped...

#75
Yung said on August 26, 2013 at 2:33 a.m.

If only we had that JUSTICE POWER on our country politics too ...

#76
ZenRazor said on August 26, 2013 at 2:45 a.m.

The reason why lower tier characters are able to do this is because they are fighting for something more.

#77
xShonuffx said on August 26, 2013 at 3:09 a.m.

I give more props to the player than the character. That could have been vergil and I'd still be impressed by the gdlk blocking he did. Very impressive come back. That doom though, smh.

#78
NarutoUzumaki said on August 26, 2013 at 3:12 a.m.

all he had to do was block to win

#79
SpadeHand said on August 26, 2013 at 3:13 a.m.

I know exactly why I have this boner

#80
thepurist said on August 26, 2013 at 3:20 a.m.

#23 ahahahahahahahahahahaha

#81
UnTi said on August 26, 2013 at 3:54 a.m.

#70 Yeah, let's get hype for that undroped 30 seconds Magneto TAC Infinite or that fast paced Tiger Shot battle in a Sagat mirror!

Congrats to the kid, awesome nerves! ^_^

#82
lukenvoy said on August 26, 2013 at 4:12 a.m.

hahah awesome. mahvel

#83
JBADGUY said on August 26, 2013 at 4:51 a.m.

Why isnt AE like that where it doesn't time over when you do an Ultra before time expires.

#84
SupaFly79 said on August 26, 2013 at 5:01 a.m.

I absolutely loved this....never give up. Plus, shows that ANY character can be good if you put the effort into it.

#85
Abbadon36 said on August 26, 2013 at 5:05 a.m.

His blocking was Godlike!

#86
Beekay said on August 26, 2013 at 5:49 a.m.

Hype; the universal language

#87
wbarfield2 said on August 26, 2013 at 5:51 a.m.

I seen this like yesterday on YouTube and was like wow :) talk about a hyped up umvc3 moment in history of fighting games lol. Seen some other nice Mr.Wright videos linked too this one.some awesome guys out in this world who are really good with Mr.Wright in ultimate:)

#88
Tiso said on August 26, 2013 at 6:24 a.m.

Noah the prodigy Kappa

#89
Madmax77 said on August 26, 2013 at 6:42 a.m.

So hype !
Where is the whole match ?!?

#90
lordrockman said on August 26, 2013 at 6:45 a.m.

Lesson learned doom is NOT above the law :P

#91
xShonuffx said on August 26, 2013 at 6:57 a.m.

When I first started playing Phoenix awhile back I realized that you had to be a master of blocking all and which way (not saying I was lol but you get what im saying). Phoenix Wright is one of the few characters who is automatically forced to be on the defensive then quickly becomes a 180 when he is in turnabout mode.

I still think they shouldn't have taken away his invincible frames in turnabout mode when he is an assist, I thought that made him a fun threat and a viable character in high level matches. Maybe tweaked it, I don't know.

#92
JIHADJOE said on August 26, 2013 at 7:13 a.m.

His opponent is teh suck? How about Yipes getting the law laid out on him during Evo 2013:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sQKNW...

#93
fohstick said on August 26, 2013 at 7:22 a.m.

step aside, comebackfiend

#94
OhYouDontSayThat said on August 26, 2013 at 7:29 a.m.

GOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#95
TKira said on August 26, 2013 at 7:57 a.m.

CHEGOU O DATENA! O.O

#96
Kurow said on August 26, 2013 at 8:35 a.m.

WHAT AN ANSWER!

#97
nolemite said on August 26, 2013 at 8:56 a.m.

that was awesome

#98
PropLeXed said on August 26, 2013 at 9:09 a.m.

That was sick lol.

#99
Hayabusa_San said on August 26, 2013 at 9:10 a.m.

I have too agree with TheTHCGamer about this. The comeback WAS hyped. The guy who played PW didn't have anything to lose at that point, and simply played his cards the most perfect way (helped by the idiot Doom player).

It was a good comeback and deserves to be published here.

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