|Dragon Quest series character|
|Dragon Quest VI|
|Voice Actor||Konami Yoshida (CD Theater)|
"I feel like we're getting closer to real peace with every passing day!"
Ashlynn (Barbara in the original Japanese) is a playable character in Dragon Quest VI. She starts as a mage-type character and learns the powerful spell, Magic Burst, without use of the vocation system.
Appearance and Personality
Ashlynn wears a vivid blue tunic with charcoal sleeves ending in saffron gloves, a tall belt with a silver buckle, brown leather shoes with black socks, and a scarlet cape. Her belt has a clip for holding her whip when she is not using it. She also sports one of the wildest hairstyles Toriyama has ever put to pen.
Ashlynn joins the party with severe amnesia, and quickly grows close to them after they restore her visibility. Despite her memory loss, she boasts a plucky disposition and ever-energetic attitude regardless of the group's daunting tasks. Ashylnn is never reserved when it comes to her emotions, letting the whole world know when's she's happy, sad, or laughing up a riot. She also isn't afraid to throw her weight around either, flat out demanding that the party help troubled townsfolk they come across in her party chat and considers her bossy side to be part of her charm.
While never outright stated, it is strongly implied that Ashlynn has feelings for the Hero. Over the course of their adventures together this transforms from a simple crush to genuine love, to the point that Ashlynn will make mental notes of the Hero's answers to Judith's questions in Weaver's Peak, along with other revealing remarks in her party chat.
|Attribute||Starting Stats||Maximum Stats|
|Initial gear||Thorn whip, Leather dress, Hairband|
- In the Super Famicom version of VI, Ashlynn possessed a 30% resistance to frizz, sizz, bang, and crack spells, as well as an immunity to poof and bazoom.
Aside from class abilities, Ashlynn learns a few skills on her own:
|Frizz||2||2||One enemy||Singes a single enemy with a small fireball.|
|Sap||3||2||One enemy||Reduces the defence of a single enemy.|
|Snooze||3||2||Enemy group||Puts a group of enemies to sleep.|
|Dazzle||5||2||Enemy group||Envelops a group of enemies in illusions.|
|Sizz||4||6||Enemy group||Singes a group of enemies with a blazing fire.|
|Zoom||1||8||Party||Return instantly to various previously-visited locations.|
|Evac||8||10||Party||Exit instantly from dungeons, caves, and towers.|
|Kasap||4||12||Enemy group||Reduces the defence of a group of enemies.|
|Drain Magic||0||14||One enemy||Steals MP from a single enemy.|
|Sizzle||6||16||Enemy group||Burns a group of enemies enemies with a blazing wall of fire.|
|Fuddle||5||18||Enemy group||Sends a group of enemies into a state of confusion.|
|Magic Burst||All||*||All enemies||Unleashes all remaining magic power in a fearsome explosion.|
- Notes: Magic Burst is learned through an event in the game.
- It is noted many times that Ashlynn is in love with the Hero, saying things such as "Hey Hero, I got a new outfit today. Do I look good in it?" or "Aah love, I know how she feels..." or "If I were her I'd pick you over Buddy, but...", even the Hero's parents compliment them on being a cute couple.
- Ashlynn hopes to settle down and become a homemaker one day. This is evident in one of her early lucky dip actions and party chat after speaking to Alicia in the Upper Clearvale.