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Captain Ash
Species Human
Size Normal
Native Timezone 1920 - 1935
Related Characters Jungle Queen (Friend; Possible Lover)
Lady Jayne (Ally)
Games TimeSplitters
TimeSplitters 2
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. In each of his appearances, Captain Ash has worn boots with a brown jacket and blue trousers. His hair is blonde and he sports a moustache.

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, travelling the world. It is then most likely that he assigned himself the title of Captain for simplicity's sake.



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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 both sequels and one of only two to feature in the Story of all games, along with Harry Tipper. Aside from his role in the Story, he features in two challenges and a bot set.

TimeSplitters 2

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Gallery Adventurer extraordinaire, Capt. Ash's exploits have carried him to the four corners of the earth. He's always accompanied by the most glamorous assistants and never averses to stopping for a spot of afternoon tiffin. Just to keep the pecker up, you understand- Tally ho!
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Captain Ash appears in the second game as one of the primary Story protagonists that Sergeant Cortez morphed into. The most notable difference in appearance from the other games is his hat. This version is the youngest representation of Ash, although it physically appears to be his oldest incarnation.

TimeSplitters Future Perfect

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Gallery On returning from his Amazonian adventures, the esteemed Captain Ash has been enjoying traditional hospitality in bonny Scotland. Although with the company of the Jungle Queen during those dark Caledonian nights it's been less of the Robbie Burns and more of the carpet variety...
Gesture Makes boxing movements whilst saying "Ooh! Time for fisticuffs, splendid!"
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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 (1924) has the most appearances in TimeSplitters Future Perfect's storyline.


1920, Lost Temple of T'hochek

Main article: Aztec Ruins (Story)
"Aha! The crystal! I've got you by jingo."
Captain Ash

In TimeSplitters 2, Captain Ash, now inexplicably English, appeared in the Aztec Ruins in Guatemala, alongside the Jungle Queen. He set out to retrieve the time crystal, under the form 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.

1924, Urnsay

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.

1935, Egyptian Tomb

Main article: Tomb (Story)

The first recorded appearance of Captain Ash is, ironically, his last one chronologically. He is based around the Tomb story level set in Egypt, as the playable male protagonist. Alongside his partner Lady Jayne, Ash ventures into the tomb in search of an ankh that can be used to stop a ritual. At the end of Ash's adventures in Egypt, it is uncertain what happened to him, but it is likely that his 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, where the player had the option to play as Ash and/or use dynamite as a weapon. However, his visit to Egypt came eleven years later, in 1935.
  • Graeme Norgate confirmed that Captain Ash was voiced by character artist Les Spink.