|Native Timezone||1920 - 1935|
|Related Characters|| Jungle Queen (Lover/Ally)
Lady Jayne (Ally)
TimeSplitters Future Perfect
Captain Ash is a recurring character, having appeared in all games in the TimeSplitters Series thus far, and having a role in each game's Story. Captain Ash, in each of his appearances, has worn boots with a brown jacket and blue trousers. His hair is of a blonde colour and he sports a moustache, featuring in every game to date.
Little is truly known about Captain Ash's background, though it is suspected that he served in the infantry during the Boer War towards the end of the 19th Century as a teenager, before becoming an officer of the Royal Flying Corps (judging by his clothes) in World War I. It is important to dispel the confusion regarding Ash's title as Captain as one being under the Royal Flying Corps, where the title of Captain does not exist. However, it is very possible that he had become Group Captain. After the war, he retired from the military to set out on adventures of his own, traveling the world. It is then most possible that he assigned himself the title Captain for simplicity's sake.
|Gesture||Takes a flask out his jacket, raises it and says "Cheers!", then drinks it all down. He throws the flask off screen then wipes his mouth, saying, "Ah!"|
Captain Ash appears as one of the starting characters of the original TimeSplitters. He is one of the Story protagonists and one of only three to feature in all sequels and one of only two to feature in the Story of all games, along with Harry Tipper.
Captain Ash appears in the second game as one of the primary Story protagonists who Sergeant Cortez morphed in to. The most notable difference in appearance from the other games is his hat. This version is the youngest representation of the Captain, although physically looks the oldest.
Captain Ash returns for another game and for a third time he is involved in the Story. Unlike every other secondary character featured in Story, he is the only one to appear in only one level. However, the timezone he features in has the most appearances in TimeSplitters Future Perfect's storyline.
- Main article: Aztec Ruins (Story)
|"Aha! The crystal! I've got you by jingo."|
— Captain Ash
In TimeSplitters 2, Captain Ash, now inexplicably British, appeared in the Aztec Ruins in Guatemala, alongside the Jungle Queen. He set out to retrieve the Time Crystal, under the control of Sergeant Cortez, hidden at that location with the aid of a group of mischievous yet helpful monkeys, encountering Aztec Warriors and Stone Golems. However, his military training came in handy and he managed to enter the Lost Temple of T'hochek and find the time crystal.
- Main article: Scotland The Brave
In the third game he was shown again in the story during 1924 in an apparently hushed up incident involving what appears to be Russian soldiers taking a Scottish isle for an unknown reason at that point in the game. He was still madly in love with the Jungle Queen, and was on a mission to rescue her from the island before the British Navy attacked the Russian soldiers stationed there. While rowing out to the island, he encountered Sergeant Cortez, who had time travelled to that location and period. The two partnered up, stormed the castle on the island, and rescued the Jungle Queen. However, Cortez went on while Ash left the island, apparently rowing into the sunset with the Jungle Queen.
- Main article: Tomb (Story)
The first recorded appearance of Captain Ash is, ironically, his last one chronologically and only one in which he sports an American accent. He is introduced in the first TimeSplitters game, but is not a character of great importance, only appearing in the Tomb level set in Egypt, which reveals his search for an Ankh which he can use to stop a ritual. He appeared alongside Lady Jayne in this level. At the end of his adventures in Egypt, it is uncertain just what happened to either of them, but it is likely that Ash's adventures were far from over.
- In Scotland The Brave, Captain Ash gives Cortez instructions to use dynamite. Anya then says that she thinks the Captain has "done this before." This could be a reference to the Egyptian level of the original TimeSplitters game, where the player- who had the option to play as Ash, among others- used dynamite as a weapon. However, his visit to Egypt came eleven years later.
- As mentioned above, in his intitial appearace in the first game, Ash sports an American accent, which is changed to British in later installments, the reason for this is unknown, but is presumably due to Timesplitters 2 and Future Perfect having plots, unlike the first game.
- Captain Ash is also the default character when MapMaker maps are tested, in Timesplitters 2.