Oh wow. This just makes me want to leave Kaidan to die on Virmire ten times more. Ashley is perfect. It’s not her fault you can’t handle her.
Uh whoa whoa.
I save Kaidan because he is my husband, but Ashley is a motherfucking boss. She is not JUST a soldier.
I look down on anyone who doesn’t struggle immensely with the decision of who to save on Virmire. That is seriously like the worst ever.
Just a soldier. Just a soldier. Just a soldier.
OKAY KIDS. LET ME BREAK OUT THE FUCKING LIST.
She’s more connected to the ME universe’s big picture than you may think: her grandfather was not only responsible for Shanxi, but was unintentionally responsible for Jack Harper’s fate. You know, that one dude that went a little crazy after Eva died and decided to make this company or something… Hmmm….
Basically faces an entire fucking geth armada by herself.
Still gives a fuck about the people she lost
Wore badass pink armor
Calls Shepard out for flirting with subordinates
Doesn’t just up fall at Shepard’s feet
Refuses Shepard’s offer to help clear her family name
Was the only one with the balls to ask why Shepard let the daughter of an indoctrinated & treasonous matriarch, a potentially ultra violent krogan warlord, a cop with authority issues, and a kid who serves as a potential security risk on the Normandy
Oh, and then she grows as a character and warms up to these people (especially Tali).
Actually defends the Council’s reasoning for being a bag of dicks, while making it well established that she still thinks that they’re unreasonable bags of dicks.
Was willing to shoot Wrex in order to prevent Shepard getting turned into a meat pile.
Tactically keen enough to know that the losses caused by saving the Destiny Ascension could have spelled disaster.
…Basically, didn’t have a fucking issue with calling Shepard out on his/her bullshit when everyone else in the damn galaxy was kissing Shepard’s feet.
Gets back to work after Shepard dies, getting promoted on her own, instead of moping forever, even when she was grieving like hell.
Calls Shepard out for just prancing up to her and saying “hello” after coming back from the dead. Because, you know, he had a decent amount of time and more than a few shadowbrokers he could have used to track her the fuck down. He didn’t even make up for other people using her as bait for Shepard. Fuck, dude. I’d be mad.
Even when she was, essentially, not completely in the wrong, writes the best love letter of all time to Shepard and apologizes.
Oh, and didn’t call your ass out for not replying. Dickwad.
Should you fuck anyone in the meantime, she takes the break up quite well.
After finding about the shit Cerberus did, she realizes that even Shepard wasn’t safe from their bullshit. Why? Because she’s fucking smart.
Because, you know, nobody ever gave her a full rundown on what happened while Shepard was with Cerberus. Considering how little anyone told her, that was fucking smart.
Desperately wants to believe Shepard, especially after he/she faithfully visits her in the hospital.
But, you know, Cerberus has fantastic timing and Udina is a bastard. If Shepard treats her like a pile of shit, she’s got less reason to not stand down. If you treat her with some motherfucking respect, instead of treating her like a racist brat, she’d got a reason to believe you.
Basically, it’s your damn fault if she died. Yes, it is.
Finally, after years of angst and separation and loss and pain, Shepard gives her this long speech over how fucking awesome of a person she is.
Ashley doesn’t need Shepard to tell her what she already knows. She doesn’t exactly need his approval. They’re about to go into the ultimate suicide mission.
SHE TELLS SHEPARD TO SHUT THE FUCK UP AND FUCK KISS HER.
And this my good friends is why I saved her for my FemShep playthrough.