|Portrayed by|| Betsy Baker (TED)|
Denise Bixler (ED2)
Bridget Fonda (AOD)
|Occupation||S-Mart Worker (former)|
|Ash (Boyfriend and Husband)|
| The Evil Dead|
Evil Dead II
Army of Darkness
Linda Williams was Ash's girlfriend and wife. She appeared in The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, and Army of Darkness (in a flashback sequence to Evil Dead 2 during the prologue), albeit played by different actresses (Betsy Baker, Denise Bixler, and Bridget Fonda, respectively). She serves as the main antagonist in the second film.
Linda met Ash during his job at S-mart, where she also worked (as revealed in a recap during Army of Darkness). They fell deeply in love and dated. She came with Ash on a retreat to the woods in a cabin, along with Scotty, Shelly, Ash, and Cheryl. There, he gave her a silver necklace. He would later use this nekclace to grab the Book of the Dead to destory it and to turn back to human after becoming a deadite. Things took a dark turn when one by one, they all fell to demonic posession after they played a tape with a chant that woke the demons. She was incapacitated during the first demon attack after being stabbed in the ankle with a pencil by Cheryl. She was bed-ridden and caused Ash not to follow Scotty on his attempt to hike out of the woods.
Deadite BiographyEditShe ultimately became a deadite and taunted Ash before attempting to kill him. Ash managed to stop her and buried her after not being able to bring himself to dismember her with a chainsaw. Ultimately, she rose from the ground and attacked Ash once more, but she seemed to die when Ash decapitated her with a shovel in a struggle. In Evil Dead 2, her death is shown again in a recap of the first film. Although, it was shown here that Linda was still not "dead". In a supposed dream sequence, she resurfaced and danced with her severed head, before attacking Ash through the window. Ash wakes up, thinking her rising was a dream, but her head then falls in his lap. Her head bites his hand and won't let go. Ash gets to the workshed and manages to get her head off his hand. As he looks for the chainsaw while her head pleads with him, her headless body enters and immediately attacks Ash with the chainsaw. Ash defeats her body and proceeds to destroy her head by cutting it with a chainsaw, finally killing her for good.
- Linda is one of four characters to appear in more than one film.
- Ash appears in the original three films as the protagonist and cameos in Evil Dead.
- Cheryl is in part one and her voice is in the reboot.
- The Deadites are the main antagonist of every film.
- And Linda is in the first three. Though she is played by a different actress each time.
- The actress portraying Linda in TED makes a cameo, along with Ellen, Theresa and Bruce, in Oz the Great and Powerful.
- Linda's character is referenced heavily in Evil Dead by Natalie.