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Track Number

21

Length

4:27

Lyrics

Pennfalath, lalalei2001

Melody

Ff3girl

Instrumental

Plankton614, ff3girl

Anything to Win is Manfred von Karma's first appearance, in which he is introduced as Edgeworth's ruthless mentor, a prosecutor who has not lost a case in over forty years. As made apparent by the title, von Karma will do anything to win, whether or not the defendant is actually guilty.


Reprised By: Justice for All (Reprise)


Cast:

Manfred von Karma, The Judge,

Phoenix Wright, Latin Chorus

Lyrics:


VON KARMA: [spoken]
My dear boy, as a prosecutor, my job is to eliminate these enemies of society. 
The only way I can do that is to obtain a guilty verdict at every opportunity. 
I will not let one miserable miscreant go free. 
I will do whatever is necessary to have those perversions of humanity receive what is due them.

[sung]
I'm in charge of every trial
I'm always in full control
The judge merely has to smile
To say "guilty" is his only role
I sustain my own objections
To win the courtroom war
None shall interfere with my perfect guilty score

VON KARMA:

If justice is blind, then I will guide her 
To declare everyone guilty 
I simply cannot err 
To preserve my perfect record 
I will do what I must 
No place in court for truth, peace, order, or trust
And perhaps some didn't do it 
Innocent they may have been 
But my cases are all perfect, 
And I'll do anything to win

 

I've not lost a case in all my years
I bring these pitiful lawyers to tears
In prosecution I have no peers



Manfred von Karma,

perfection incarnate



Man is guilty and must pay for his sin
Against me, there is no chance to win
My perfect revenge has yet to begin



Don’t cross von Karma,

perfection incarnate

CHORUS:

Justitia caeca, illa ducenda
Peccare non potest
Nunc damnamdum est
Integra fama
Mea conservanda
Non pax, quies, veritas, fides
Etsi damnabitur
Reum insontem
Curabo ut semper triumphem












Manfred von Karma,

Perfection incarnate











Don’t cross von Karma,

perfection incarnate

JUDGE: [Spoken] 
Court is now in session for the trial of Miles Edgeworth.

       

PHOENIX: The defense is ready, Your Honor.    

       

VON KARMA: ...     

       

JUDGE: Well, it appears that the prosecution is not...       

VON KARMA: Silence. I was merely taking a meaningful pause before speaking.    

       

JUDGE: I'm so sorry! Um... Do you have an opening statement?

       

VON KARMA: Decisive evidence, a decisive witness...what else could possibly be required?

[sung]
I'm perfectly prepared
To crush you in my hand
None have I ever spared
Try to save him if you can
But you will surely lose
There's nothing you can do
Your client is now doomed
He will not pull through

VON KARMA:

If justice is blind, then I will guide her 
To declare everyone guilty 
I simply cannot err 
To preserve my perfect record 
I will do what I must 
No place in court for truth, peace, order, or trust
Your defendant will shortly be revealed
In his deadly crime and sin 
For my case against him is perfect,
It's decided, I shall win

CHORUS:

Justitia caeca, illa ducenda
Peccare non potest
Nunc damnamdum est
Integra fama
Mea conservanda
Non pax, quies, veritas, fides
Etsi damnabitur
Milesem insontem
Curabo ut semper triumphem 


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