Ashley Joanna Williams (aka, Ash Williams) is a hero in the fictional Evil Dead and Army of Darkness universes who was created in 1981 by Sam Raimi for the Evil Dead movie. The protagonist in the dark fantasy comedy horror comic books, movies, and TV shows of that fictional universe.
Ash Williams is a hero that is reckless and a braggart. The definition of macho, a chauvinistic pig who tries to get "sleep" with every "hot" woman he meets, and something of an idiot. He first encountered the evil of the Necronomicon on a weekend excursion with his girlfriend and friends to a cabin, that ended up in the deaths of all but Ash. Since then he has fought demons and Deadites, was pulled centuries into the past, sent back to his own time, and decades later has found himself once more in the middle of things.
Another version of Ash has experienced far more adventures. Traveling repeatedly into the past and into the future, ending up in the Mirror Dimension, and in alternate realities. He has battled not only demons and Deadites, but also sorcerers, vampires, werewolves, aliens, and super-powered beings (zombies and werewolves). He has failed to prevent the end of the world at least twice, and both times managed to alter events in the past to prevent the post-apocalyptic future. This Ash also once prevented the return of the Dark Ones to Earth.
- Ash Williams at the Evil Dead wiki