After Ashley's husband, James, returned from the War of the Americas, she attempted to supposedly walk out on him. Due to this, he became violent. Their son, Hunter, walked in on them and James, angry with his wife, gave Hunter his kettle helmet and forced him to watch as he murdered the boy's mother.
Behind the scenes
- In DC comics, the name of Hunter Zolomon's mother is unknown. Her backstory is also slightly different; Hunter Zolomon had a troubled relationship with his parents, and his father murdered his mother on the day Hunter was to leave for college.
- On the other hand, Ashley Zolomon is the wife, rather than the mother, of Hunter Zolomon in the comics, who left him after Hunter's carelessness resulted in the criminal known as "the Clown" killing her father. After Hunter was imprisoned as Zoom/Reverse Flash, she came back to his side, visiting him in his time-frozen state.