But I digress.
|Ashley is sad.|
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Anyway, all of her character issues aside, I never really liked playing with her as a squad member. She's not nearly as strong an ally as others (Wrex, for ME1, Grunt, for ME2, and James, for ME3), and her dialogue is either obnoxious or forgettable. The only time I ever had her on my squad was when she had to be in the first game, and I begrudgingly allowed her on the Normandy in the third, without ever selecting her to fight with me***.
Like I said above, it's unfortunate, since Kimberly Brooks is so great, but Bioware just dropped the ball in the character design****. Brooks deserved better.
* For those of you who haven't played the game, this is an actual thing that Ashley says. Paraphrased, of course, but still.
** You probably weren't.
*** Not entirely true. She was on my squad in the simulation arena when somebody requested that I fight with Alliance members, but that doesn't count.
**** Not just in terms of her personality and abilities. I was really disappointed with the sexing up of the character in ME3. She's a self-described tomboy that doesn't seem to necessarily care about her appearance (and she had smaller boobs), so seeing her transformed into a sexpot was incredibly frustrating.