As posted on GameFAQS
I was thinking of something. All of the “level” characters are characters that get better as they change form. Frank and Phoenix (Jean) are average as they are normally, but get better as they level up.
Wright is a different case entirely.
When you think about it, Wright is a character that can effectively be in ANY tier simply because of his unique properties. For example:
Investigation mode: Bottom tier.
Trial mode (no evidence): Low tier
Trial Mode (Bad/Average evidence pool): Low-Mid
Trial Mode (Great Evidence): High-Mid
Turnabout Mode (Bad evidence Pool): High tier
Turnabout Mode (Cell Phone): Top
He’s honestly all over the place. Unlike Frank and Jean who are always consistent in what they gain, Wright’s effectiveness has far more factors to consider: The form he’s in and what projectiles he has access to in that form.
So, I believe a “Phoenix Wright” tier actually is warranted, but not like an MvC2 “Roll Tier,” but more like a “??? Tier.” He’s the one character in the whole roster that is so inconsistent that he can literally be one of the best, the worst, the middle, the high-mid, the bottom-low, bottom-top, mid-high, whatever.
He’s the Wild Card on the roster. So having him in his own tier actually does make sense, forming a tier list that looks more like this: