|Native Timezone||1920 - 1935|
|Related Characters|| Jungle Queen (Lover/Ally)
Lady Jayne (Ally)
TimeSplitters Future Perfect
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!"|
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'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 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.
- 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 the only one in which he sports an American accent. 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 game, where the player, who had the option to play as Ash, used dynamite as a weapon. However, his visit to Egypt came eleven years later.
- Captain Ash is the default character when mapmaker maps are tested in Timesplitters 2.
- Captain Ash is one of the few characters in the series to have more than one voice set to himself.