Ash Crimson
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Ash doesn't look like much of a fighter, but he employs a deadly fighting style (which is eerily similar to Remy's and Guile's). Ash wields green flames and has a flamboyant, mysterious and evil personality. His motives for entering is to take the powers of the descendants of the clans who sealed Orochi away 1,800 years ago, Kyo Kusanagi, Iori Yagami and Chizuru Kagura, for unknown purposes. He is successful thus far, leaving Kyo as the last power he needs to steal.

 Ash is cunning and manipulative, often condescending friend or foe to his whim, and has ambiguous morals in his actions. He often gains his teammates through promises that he can fulfill, though he rarely specifies the means of granting them. Despite seeming frail by appearance, Ash is powerful as he is able to defeat Iori in his Riot of the Blood state seemingly with ease and also has the unique ability of creating green fire. Evil Ash or "Dark Ash" debuted in King of Fighters XIII.
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King of Fighters XI, King of Fighters XII, King of Fighters XIII, King of Fighters: Maximum Impact Regulation A, Card Fighters Clash DS


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Page Updated:  Aug. 26th, 2018

When Ash debuted in KOF 2003, one could say that he was definitely guilty of stealing some of Guile's special moves. On the same token, that fact actually gave "Guile players" a new character to enjoy using in the KOF series, which isn't really a bad thing at the end of the day. :)

To state the obvious, Ash is certainly a weird character design; and he's clearly very in touch with his feminine side. Considering Japanese fashion & designs, Ash actually isn't that surprising of a design. For most foreigners however, I suppose it takes a bit of open-mindedness to appreciate this kind of design. Either way, one can't deny he's an "original" design, which isn't the easiest thing to create in the fighting game world these days.

In KOF XII, SNK significantly fleshed him out. His updated 2D sprite, stance and mannerisms really add a lot to his design. Love him or hate him, Ash has become an effective character in the KOF series.

Fighting  Style  /  Moveset
Personality  /  Charisma
Outfit(s)  /  Appearance
Effectiveness  in  series
Overall Score


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Ash Animations