History YMMV / WatchDogs

19th Dec '17 4:26:59 PM Psychadelico
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* RelationshipWritingFumble: Aiden's family dynamic would make more sense if he was an estranged father/husband, rather than the unscrupulous uncle/older-brother we're presented with. However AllThereInTheManual reveals he had been living at his sister's house and had essentially acted more like a father to her two children. With this it makes it more understandable why Aiden takes it so hard.

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* RelationshipWritingFumble: Aiden's family dynamic would make more sense if he was an estranged father/husband, rather than the unscrupulous uncle/older-brother we're presented with.with, with some going so far as to suggest that was how the game was originally written, with the change being made so that the writers could put in a "big brother is watching you" joke. However AllThereInTheManual reveals he had been living at his sister's house and had essentially acted more like a father to her two children. With this it makes it more understandable why Aiden takes it so hard.
19th Dec '17 4:19:24 PM Psychadelico
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Some believe Aiden Pearce to be a FlatCharacter while others argue he's a [[VanillaProtagonist perfectly fine one but lacks depths]]. A third faction, however, believes that Aiden may actually be a {{Deconstruction}} of traditional TheAtoner AntiHero protagonists by pointing out he's a raging {{Hypocrite}} for being a vigilante while associating with career criminals as well as doing similar crimes himself. Likewise, he claims to be doing his vigilante work for his family but, in fact, is endangering them worse than ever. In this, he's sort of a {{Expy}} of [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Edward Kenway.]] Only, instead, he's a hacker instead of a pirate. [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-subversiveness-of-aiden-pearce.html Indeed, this later motivation has even generated some blog posts dedicated to the subject.]] Later, this fan theory was confirmed via WordOfGod.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Some believe Aiden Pearce to be a FlatCharacter while others argue he's a [[VanillaProtagonist perfectly fine one but lacks depths]]. A third faction, however, believes that Aiden may actually be a {{Deconstruction}} of traditional TheAtoner AntiHero protagonists by pointing out he's a raging {{Hypocrite}} for being a vigilante while associating with career criminals as well as doing similar crimes himself. Likewise, he claims to be doing his vigilante work for his family but, in fact, is endangering them worse than ever. In this, he's sort of a {{Expy}} of [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Edward Kenway.]] Only, instead, he's a hacker instead of a pirate. [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-subversiveness-of-aiden-pearce.html Indeed, this later motivation has even generated some blog posts dedicated to the subject.]] Later, this fan theory was confirmed via WordOfGod. Which just shifted the debate to whether Ubsisoft was pulling a ParodyRetcon.
5th Dec '17 10:49:15 AM shoboni
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** Even on Ultra Settings the final PC build doesn't come anywhere near the graphics shown off during E3. This combined with the fact the old graphical settings are still in the code but DummiedOut have lead to speculation the PC version was intentionally downgraded so it wouldn't show-up Sony's new console.
14th Aug '17 8:23:14 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[EvilOldFolks Dermot "Lucky" Quinn]] is [[TheDon the leader]] of the Chicago South Club, a syndicate involved in human trafficking, drug dealing, and cybercrime; and is [[BigBadEnsemble one of the main villains]] along with Damian Brenks. Before the game begins, Lucky manipulates Rose Washington and Mayor Donovan Rushmore into an affair, then manipulates the Mayor into killing Rose so he can blackmail him later for more power. In the process of obtaining this blackmail material, he [[WouldHurtAChild kills Lena Pearce]]. Lucky also has no tolerance for failure. He kidnaps Maurice's wife and sells her as a sex slave at a human trafficking auction after Maurice fails to kill Aiden, and kills a fugitive Aiden delivers after an operation goes south. Lucky later orders his men to kill Clara Lille when he's made aware of her working against him. As he lays dying, he declares that Chicago will build a statue of him while [[VillainWithGoodPublicity never knowing his true criminal nature]], thanks Mayor Donovan for being "stupid enough to fall in love", and states that vigilantes like Aiden will be forgotten because they don't matter.

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* CompleteMonster: [[EvilOldFolks Dermot "Lucky" Quinn]] is [[TheDon the leader]] of the Chicago South Club, a syndicate involved in human trafficking, drug dealing, and cybercrime; and is [[BigBadEnsemble one of the main villains]] along with Damian Brenks. Before the game begins, Lucky manipulates Rose Washington and Mayor Donovan Rushmore into an affair, then manipulates the Mayor into killing Rose so he can blackmail him later for more power. In the process of obtaining this blackmail material, he [[WouldHurtAChild kills Lena Pearce]]. Lucky also has no tolerance for failure. He kidnaps Maurice's wife and sells her as a sex slave at a human trafficking auction after Maurice fails to kill Aiden, [[PlayerCharacter Aiden]], and kills a fugitive Aiden delivers after an operation goes south. Lucky later orders his men to kill Clara Lille when he's made aware of her working against him. As he lays dying, he declares that Chicago will build a statue of him while [[VillainWithGoodPublicity never knowing his true criminal nature]], thanks Mayor Donovan for being "stupid enough to fall in love", and states that vigilantes like Aiden will be forgotten because they don't matter.
14th Aug '17 8:21:34 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[EvilOldFolks Dermot "Lucky" Quinn]] is [[TheDon the leader]] of the Chicago South Club, a syndicate involved in human trafficking, drug dealing, and cybercrime. Before the game begins, Lucky manipulates Rose Washington and Mayor Donovan Rushmore into an affair, then manipulates the Mayor into killing Rose so he can blackmail him later for more power. In the process of obtaining this blackmail material, he [[WouldHurtAChild kills Lena Pearce]]. Lucky also has no tolerance for failure. He kidnaps Maurice's wife and sells her as a sex slave at a human trafficking auction after Maurice fails to kill Aiden, and kills a fugitive Aiden delivers after an operation goes south. Lucky later orders his men to kill Clara Lille when he's made aware of her working against him. As he lays dying, he declares that Chicago will build a statue of him while [[VillainWithGoodPublicity never knowing his true criminal nature]], thanks Mayor Donovan for being "stupid enough to fall in love", and states that vigilantes like Aiden will be forgotten because they don't matter.

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* CompleteMonster: [[EvilOldFolks Dermot "Lucky" Quinn]] is [[TheDon the leader]] of the Chicago South Club, a syndicate involved in human trafficking, drug dealing, and cybercrime.cybercrime; and is [[BigBadEnsemble one of the main villains]] along with Damian Brenks. Before the game begins, Lucky manipulates Rose Washington and Mayor Donovan Rushmore into an affair, then manipulates the Mayor into killing Rose so he can blackmail him later for more power. In the process of obtaining this blackmail material, he [[WouldHurtAChild kills Lena Pearce]]. Lucky also has no tolerance for failure. He kidnaps Maurice's wife and sells her as a sex slave at a human trafficking auction after Maurice fails to kill Aiden, and kills a fugitive Aiden delivers after an operation goes south. Lucky later orders his men to kill Clara Lille when he's made aware of her working against him. As he lays dying, he declares that Chicago will build a statue of him while [[VillainWithGoodPublicity never knowing his true criminal nature]], thanks Mayor Donovan for being "stupid enough to fall in love", and states that vigilantes like Aiden will be forgotten because they don't matter.
13th Aug '17 10:50:00 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[EvilOldFolks Dermot "Lucky" Quinn]] is the [[BigBad leader]] of the Chicago South Club, a syndicate involved in human trafficking, drug dealing, and cybercrime. Before the game begins, [[spoiler:Lucky manipulates Rose Washington and Mayor Donovan Rushmore into an affair, then manipulates the Mayor in killing Rose so he can blackmail him later for more power. In the process of obtaining this blackmail material, he sets up a hit that ends up killing Lena Pearce.]] Lucky also has no tolerance for failure. He kidnaps Maurice's wife and sells her as a sex slave at a human trafficking auction after Maurice fails to kill Aiden, and kills a fugitive Aiden delivers after an operation goes south. Lucky later orders his men to kill Clara Lille when he's made aware of her working against him. As he lays dying, he declares that Chicago will build a statue of him while [[VillainWithGoodPublicity never knowing his true criminal nature]], thanks Mayor Donovan for being "stupid enough to fall in love", and states that vigilantes like Aiden will be forgotten because they don't matter.

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* CompleteMonster: [[EvilOldFolks Dermot "Lucky" Quinn]] is [[TheDon the [[BigBad leader]] of the Chicago South Club, a syndicate involved in human trafficking, drug dealing, and cybercrime. Before the game begins, [[spoiler:Lucky Lucky manipulates Rose Washington and Mayor Donovan Rushmore into an affair, then manipulates the Mayor in into killing Rose so he can blackmail him later for more power. In the process of obtaining this blackmail material, he sets up a hit that ends up killing [[WouldHurtAChild kills Lena Pearce.]] Pearce]]. Lucky also has no tolerance for failure. He kidnaps Maurice's wife and sells her as a sex slave at a human trafficking auction after Maurice fails to kill Aiden, and kills a fugitive Aiden delivers after an operation goes south. Lucky later orders his men to kill Clara Lille when he's made aware of her working against him. As he lays dying, he declares that Chicago will build a statue of him while [[VillainWithGoodPublicity never knowing his true criminal nature]], thanks Mayor Donovan for being "stupid enough to fall in love", and states that vigilantes like Aiden will be forgotten because they don't matter.
27th Apr '17 10:21:58 AM Riley1sCool
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** Ded Sec. A group of hackers dedicated to bringing down the system. They plan to take down Blume, and prove that nobody's safe in Chicago. Hell, ''they'' get the TitleDrop near the end.

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** Ded Sec. A group of hackers dedicated to bringing down the system. They plan to take down Blume, and prove that nobody's safe in Chicago. Hell, ''they'' get the TitleDrop near the end. It helps that, by [[VideoGame/WatchDogs2 the sequel,]] they've TookALevelInKindness.
24th Mar '17 7:42:10 PM Ghilz
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*** Aiden's overarching goal is to find out why he was targeted by the hit that killed his niece, find the person responsible and make them pay. Yet at no point did Aiden ''ever'' think to investigate the Merlot, where he knows his hack was detected a few days prior to the hit. Especially when it's later shown that the Merlaut is owned by the most powerful crime lord in the city, and that this is a publicly known fact (Said Crime Lord hosts political rally in his own name for the Mayor he supports in said hotel, and is thanked in front of all the guests for his generosity). To recap: Aiden does a hack in a hotel belonging to a figure widely reputed to be the city's dominant crime lord. The hack fails and he's detected. A few days later he's the target of a hit. Aiden never considered those events ''might be linked''.

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*** Aiden's overarching goal is to find out why he was targeted by the hit that killed his niece, find the person responsible and make them pay. Yet at no point did Aiden ''ever'' think to investigate the Merlot, Merlaut, where he knows his hack was detected a few days prior to the hit. Especially when it's later shown that the Merlaut is owned by the most powerful crime lord in the city, and that this is a publicly known fact (Said Crime Lord hosts political rally in his own name for the Mayor he supports in said hotel, and is thanked in front of all the guests for his generosity). To recap: Aiden does a hack in a hotel belonging to a figure widely reputed to be the city's dominant crime lord. The hack fails and he's detected. A few days later he's the target of a hit. Aiden never considered those events ''might be linked''.
24th Mar '17 7:40:55 PM Ghilz
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** Aiden himself. He wouldn't be stuck in the trouble he's in, if he had listened to Damien in the first place. Sure, Damien isn't the most trustful person and he majors in being a dickhead, but when it's someone you've worked with before and know he's a little on edge, maybe the best thing isn't to show it in his face. He also could have saved himself some time by abducting Damien the first time they meet in-game. For a supposed genius social engineer, Aiden's not good at seeing obvious villains.

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** Aiden himself. He himself:
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wouldn't be stuck in the trouble he's in, if he had listened to Damien in the first place. Sure, Damien isn't the most trustful person and he majors in being a dickhead, but when it's someone you've worked with before and know he's a little on edge, maybe the best thing isn't to show it in his face. He also could have saved himself some time by abducting Damien the first time they meet in-game. For a supposed genius social engineer, Aiden's not good at seeing obvious villains.villains.
*** Aiden's overarching goal is to find out why he was targeted by the hit that killed his niece, find the person responsible and make them pay. Yet at no point did Aiden ''ever'' think to investigate the Merlot, where he knows his hack was detected a few days prior to the hit. Especially when it's later shown that the Merlaut is owned by the most powerful crime lord in the city, and that this is a publicly known fact (Said Crime Lord hosts political rally in his own name for the Mayor he supports in said hotel, and is thanked in front of all the guests for his generosity). To recap: Aiden does a hack in a hotel belonging to a figure widely reputed to be the city's dominant crime lord. The hack fails and he's detected. A few days later he's the target of a hit. Aiden never considered those events ''might be linked''.
6th Mar '17 3:32:36 PM G-Editor
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** What you see at the auction firmly confirms Lucky Quinn as a CompleteMonster. Iraq hits it there as well, although not quite as hard.

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** What you see at the auction firmly confirms Lucky Quinn as a CompleteMonster. CompleteMonster.
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Iraq hits it there as well, although not when he bashes a guys head to death with a brief case. Although he doesn't hit it quite as hard.hard as the other two.
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