Personality & History
Aschen is a combat android from Lost Herenica and subordinate to Haken Browning possessing a split-personality between a stoic and reserved android, to a cheerful and upbeat woman done by activating "Code DTD" (Dust-to-Dust) or whenever her body temperature raises high enough. While activating Code DTD, the green portions of her uniform temporarily dissolve, and her power output increases greatly. She has been alongside Haken for 23 years since he was a baby, but cannot remember her past prior to that.
Powers & Abilities
Aschen's move-set consists of striking attacks while utilizing a variety of armaments located inside her mechanical body.
Aschen Brodel was discovered 23 years before the events of the game emerging from the crashed battleship called the Mal Tierra, carrying the infant Haken. They were found by an adventurer named John Moses, who adopted Haken. When the game begins, Aschen accompanies Haken as they finally earn a permit to explore the Mal Tierra. This sets off a longer adventure when they find Kaguya Nanbu sleeping in one of the crew quarters on the ship.
Over the course of their adventure, they meet Cardia Basilissa, another android with a similar design to Aschen, who seems to have a grudge against her. Through Cardia, they eventually discover the truth about their origins.
She is originally W07, the intial form of the W-Series Super-Soldiers of the Shadow-Mirror and possibly the predecessor of Lamia Loveless.
- Aschen's name is derived from Aschenbrödel, which is the German name for Cinderella. When executing some of her attacks with her legs, Aschen would yell out "Glass Heel", a reference of Cinderella's famous Glass Slippers.
- Aschen shares a number of similarities to Lamia Loveless; both characters are combat androids whom share similar character designs (and voices), and they share they same theme song, Ash-to-Ash.
- Aschen's relationship with Lamia Loveless is confirmed in the Mugen no Frontier drama CD. Kouta Azuma also mistook her as Lamia during their first meeting at EXCEED
- At one point in EXCEED, Aschen suffered brainwashing and was pitted against Haken and his allies, ending with the brainwasher telling her to blow herself up; but this event is prevented by Axel Almer. This event mirrors Axel's previous event, preventing the same thing to happen to Lamia, Aschen's predecessor.