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.
May 21st, 2012
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
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.
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