StatisticsAge: As of her latest adventure, Another Code: R, Ashley is now 16 years of age. Her birthday in the first game she featured in depended upon what date the player had put as their own anniversary in the DS system set-up. However, in the Wii sequel, which is set in 2007, has her birthday locked to 25th February, with her being born in 1991.
Species: Human, the female variety…In the European edition of Another Code: Two Memories Ashley is British-Japanese, yet deemed as American-Japanese in Trace Memory, the US translated edition. The matter of her origin is not clarified in the Wii sequel.
Location: Either practising her guitar playing skills in her bedroom at home in preparation for a battle of the bands competition, or traipsing around places like Blood Edward Island and Lake Juliet, attempting to not only uncover memories of her own but those of others as well.
Birth: In addition to the constant flashbacks Ashley has of her mother being shot by Bill Edward when she was only three years old and hiding in a closet, young Miss Robbins also has the unusual 'pleasure' of actually seeing her mother's memories of her own birth due to a warped experiment that takes place towards the end of Another Code: R on Wii...
Main Features: Being the offspring of US scientist Dr. Richard Robbins and his wife, a Japanese genius called Sayoko, Ashley has quite a unique look. Quite interestingly whilst her father and mother have sandy blonde and black hair, respectively, Ashley's hair is a pale silvery white shade. She is also told that her large, dark eyes remind people of Sayoko. Other than that, she carries around a special pendant containing mnemonic fluid, remnants of her mother's memories.
Clothing: Typical teenage casual fashions - blue jeans, sneakers/trainers and a stylish, T-Shirt/vest top. Pinkie Rabbit also makes an appearance in Ashley's Wii adventure in the form of her carry-all, returning after last being seen in Hotel Dusk: Room 215. Ashley actually has her Pinkie Rabbit bag stolen right at the beginning of the game, though, causing her great distress.
ConceptThe idea behind Another Code is 'memory manipulation'. Work was carried out on something called 'Project Another', with the eventual aim being to be able to remove painful memories from people who are suffering too much in life due to past grievances. However, the ability to simply delete various areas of recollection suddenly made light-bulbs shine in the heads of many a devious person, and thus the original project was put on indefinite hold by its initial creators. Shortly after this, one of the lead people on the research team, Sayoko Robbins, was brutally slain in front of her three-year-old daughter. Subsequently Dr. Richard Robbins decided to vanish to Blood Edward Island to continue researching Project Another.
Poor young Ashley Robbins was, therefore, left thinking she had been orphaned. That is until the eve of her fourteenth birthday when she found out her father was indeed still alive, but simply too busy in his research to spend time with her. Then, in the Wii version set two years later, even after she had convinced her dad to come home and he promised that even when doing new work he would visit her every weekend, he disappeared for a complete six month period without any contact, before eventually inviting Ashley, out-of-the-blue, to Lake Juliet to have a camping trip and learn more about her mother.
Rather than get too down and frustrated by her life, though, Ashley soldiers on, trying to uncover aspects of the past on her own...