Resident Evil 4 Ashley

Resident Evil 4’s Ashley isn’t exactly a popular character among RE fans, and we’re here to tell you how she makes your horror experience more gruelling.

Resident Evil 4 Ashley - Ashley looking ahead as the virus changes her eyes

Resident Evil 4’s Ashley is one of the less popular characters to come from the iconic survival horror franchise. For those yet to experience Leon’s ordeal in a remote European village, you might not understand why so many people loathe the existence of Ashley Graham, but trust us when we say it’s warranted. Actually, don’t just take our word for it. Allow us to explain why the prospect of dealing with her is more terrifying than the mutated villagers and creatures.

But before we get into it, why don’t you meet Resident Evil’s Jill and Resident Evil’s Claire, two badass women that can hold their own against any outbreak? Or, if you prefer the villains of this world, it’s our Resident Evil Albert Wesker, Resident Evil Lady Dimitrescu, Resident Evil Krauser, and Resident Evil Nemesis guides that you should read.

Anyway, onto why you should leave Resident Evil’s Ashley in that church and never look back.

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Who is Resident Evil 4’s Ashley?

Ashley Graham is the daughter of former US President, President Graham. In 2004 Jack Krauser, posing as a Secret Service agent, kidnaps her and takes her to Valdelobos, a mountainous region in Spain. Here, Ramon Salazar holds Ashley hostage. That is until Resident Evil’s Leon comes to rescue her at the behest of the US government.

However, there is a segment in Resident Evil 4 in which you take control of Ashley. While this is the bane of many people’s existence in the original game, some much-needed alterations to her character make this part of the game a somewhat enjoyable experience.

Resident Evil 4 Ashley’s personality

“Oh, woe is me. A handsome and badass man comes to my rescue, risking life and limb to save me. Wait, he just gave me a leg up to escape the deranged villagers. He must have looked up my skirt. What a perv. I must repeatedly call him out for such behavior.” Honestly, I imagine this is what goes through Ashley’s head in the original RE4. My god, what an annoying and self-absorbed individual.

She’s whiny, a bit pathetic, and just all-around annoying. It’s no wonder that many fans, myself included, allow her to meet her end on numerous occasions throughout the game. Honestly, the silence that game over screen offers is a great reprieve from how irritating Ashley is.

Luckily, for the 2023 remake, she undergoes a bit of character development and no longer insists that Leon is a pervert every five seconds. She also has a bit more brass about her, is less whiny, and is honestly ready to do what she needs to do to escape.

Resident Evil 4's Ashley ready to swing a candlestick

Resident Evil 4 Ashley’s appearances

Currently, Ashley only appears in Resident Evil 4 and its various iterations, of which the 2023 remake is the most recent. To be honest, it’s one of the best survival horror games out there, so you should look into the possibility of a Resident Evil 4 Remake Switch port.

Well, there you have it, everything you need to know about Resident Evil 4’s Ashley. To discover those that inhabit an entirely different world, go and check out our Mortal Kombat 1 characters guide.