Aiden Pearce

Aiden Pearce

    Watch Dogs

Character Analysis

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Grew Up... in Ireland.Aiden grew up in Belfast, Ireland, with his mother; his sister, Nicole; and his abusive father. Eventually, his mother escaped to America with the children.

Living... in Chicago. Aiden lives in Chicago, Illinois, as it prepares to implement “Central Operating System,” or ctOS. The system links together the city’s infrastructures, from street lights to surveillance cameras to private citizen data, onto a single virtual grid. It was designed to make one of America’s most dangerous cities safer and more secure.

Profession... vigilante hacker. Using his hacking skills, Aiden travels around Chicago manipulating ctOS to help him carry out justice as “The Fox.” Aiding him is DedSec, a secret collective of like-minded hackers. As Aiden says, “Everything is connected, and I’ll use that to expose, to protect, and if necessary, to punish.”

Interests… computers. Aiden has always had a knack for computers. Before his quest for cyber justice, he would use his knowledge to scam people online.

Relationship Status... single. Aiden is kind of a paranoid loner. However, he does have a strong bond with his sister as well as his partners at DedSec, like Clara Lille and T-Bone Grady.

Challenge... avenging his niece’s death. When Aiden’s latest bank account hack angers the wrong people, a hit is put on him. However, his niece Lena is killed instead, causing Aiden to seek revenge.                                                                                

Personality... protective. Aiden knows how dangerous the world can be, both online and off, so he just wants to keep the people he cares about safe. However, he can become obsessed with security, monitoring his family without their permission. 


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