Characters: Watch_Dogs

Characters that appear in the 2014 video game Watch_Dogs. Be aware of unmarked spoilers

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    Aiden Pearce 

Aiden Pearce / The Vigilante / The Fox

Voiced by: Noam Jenkins

"They think I'm a man out of control. But I've never had so much control."

The player character. Aiden Pearce was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on May 2, 1974 at the height of the Troubles. He is no stranger to violence and is more than willing to use it against his enemies. However, his actions have had an untoward effect on his family, and now he monitors them in secret in order to keep them safe.
  • Anti-Hero: Depending on how you play. Pearce himself is definitely not a saint. Most of the time he is an Unscrupulous Hero who is willing to steal, kill and cause wanton destruction to achieve his ends. But depending on player actions, he can easily sink down to a Nominal Hero.
  • Awesome McCoolname: Aiden, which is Gaelic for 'fire'. And Pearce because it just makes you sound intimidating.
  • Badass: With nothing but hacking skills, a feel of parkour, a sense of justice and sheer determination, Aiden takes on a system that watches everybody by its own terms.
  • Badass Biker: Pre-release trailers and screenshots have often showed Aiden on a bike.
  • Badass Driver: His skills behind the wheel, along with a penchant for stealth driving brings the Driver to mind. In fact, some of the contracts Aiden can take are transporter and getaway jobs.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears an impressive leather trench-coat.
  • Best Served Cold:
    Pearce: "I wasn't always this guy. They crossed the line, and now I'll make them pay."
    Pearce: "... That's when they came for me. But killed her. Now, I'm coming for them."
  • Bullet Time: The game use this to represent Aiden's reflexes.
  • Coat, Hat, Mask: Mostly. Aiden looks normal enough when pretending to just be going about his business, but when he's about to do something overtly illegal, he pulls his neck gaiter up to cover his face. This screws up ctOS's facial recognition.
  • Good Is Not Nice: If you play as a Vigilante instead of a total homicidal lunatic, this is Aiden.
  • Guilt Complex: When his niece is accidentally killed because of his actions, this motivates Aiden to embark on his mission.
  • Guttural Growler: His voice has a bit of a gravelly undertone to it.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Several characters repeatedly bring up the many innocent lives Aiden's hurting in the name of making the guilty few responsible for Lena's death pay.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity
  • Hyper Awareness: Aiden is quick to notice details of the environments he finds himself in and the other persons in them.
  • Le Parkour: Among Aiden's skills, though his skills are not as pronounced as the other protagonists of Ubisoft's games.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Aiden is a big guy, and his street fighting skills show him to be quick and brutal. This is what sets him apart from the other main hackers of the game. Unlike Defalt and Damien and to a lesser extent T-Bone, Aiden is very good at both hacking computers and hacking people.
  • Magical Computer: Uses a very versatile smartphone.
  • My Nayme Is: His surname is spelt Pearce, instead of the more common Pierce, as he was born in Ireland.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: After what happened to Lena, he's gotten very overprotective towards Nicky.
  • Papa Wolf: He's this to his nephew Jackson.
  • Player Character: He's the only playable character in the game. Even when someone else has to be guided by proxy, it's all under control of Aiden telling them where to go.
  • The Social Expert: Aiden's ctOS profile states that he is a "street smart social engineer."
  • Static Character: From start to finish, he is the same. He even lampshades this, by saying that he should feel different because of all the things that happened, but doesn't.
  • The Unfettered: You can choose to be this, shooting your way to the objective. But not without repercussions.
  • Weapon of Choice: Aiden's smartphone, and his collapsible baton and (non-collapsible) gun. The game promotes using them in that order.

    Clara Lille 

Clara Lille / BadBoy17

Voiced by: Isabelle Blais

"Clara is seductive. Sheís dangerous. Sheís the trapdoor spider you never saw living right under you. She can weave her way through any system and she can expose every secret you hide."

One of Pearce's allies, using her tattoo artist occupation as her front. She is a DedSec activist with ties to its council.
  • Heel-Face Turn: She used to provide information to the Chicago South Club, even locating the names of people they wanted dead, until the hit on Aiden killed Lena. She cut ties with them after this and worked with Aiden to make up for her past.
  • The Illegal: Her immigration visa has expired, but she (obviously) has stayed in the United States illegally.
  • The Knights Who Say Squee: She is very excited about meeting T-Bone AKA Raymond Kenney.
  • Mission Control: While she's this a bit in the start as Badboy17, she really becomes it after you find the Bunker.
  • Redemption Equals Death: She is shot by fixers while leaving flowers at Lena Pearce's grave.

    Jordi Chin 

Jordi Chin

Voiced by: Aaron Douglas

"When youíre screwed beyond belief, you call in a fixer. And thatís Jordi. He gets things done and gets paid good money for his services. You need a body to disappear? You gotta find a missing adversary? Someone pissed you off? You call Jordi."

A man who does dirty work for money. He has no recorded profile on ctOS.
  • Anti-Hero: Appears to fall squarely into this trope.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: Frequently spouts this.
    Jordi: Okay we've got a bunch of dead bodies, right? We've got 40,000 people above us— We need a distraction. I called the cops.
  • Consummate Professional: Laughably Evil traits aside, he takes his work overall seriously & dedicated to his professional reputation as well as seeing jobs through perfectly, no matter who his client is or who it puts him against. The only exception is going into Rossi-Fremont, which he refuses to do for Aiden (though sniping from outside is okay), but he only says it's because he doesn't pay him enough to do so.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Quite a bit.
    Aiden: A survivor? How did that happen?
    Jordi: I'm guessing he didn't die?
  • Lack of Empathy: Doesn't care about what Aiden is doing at all as long as he gets paid enough for the jobs, and makes it readily apparent, but Aiden doesn't really care so long as he does his job.
  • Laughably Evil: He might be on Aiden's side for the most part, but he's still very amoral, even immoral. However, the way he acts about his immoral acts is so entertaining that its sometimes hard to think badly of him.
    Aiden: Could you try enjoying this a little less?
  • Mysterious Past: Even in the ctOS, everything about him is Unknown.
  • Nominal Hero: At most. He makes it clear that he only does everything because he's paid to and is involved in plenty off Off Screen Villainy.
  • Only in It for the Money: At one point he reminds Aiden that he's not promptly paying him for his services.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Aiden considers him "the devil I know" and even notes that under other circumstances, the two would likely be against one another. And they do wind up against one another for short time near the end.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Appears to be this with Aiden.
  • Wild Card: Perfectly willing to go up against Aiden near the end since the contract called upon it. Once their short exchange is over and he fails, he contacts Aiden, checks on his status, and goes back to immediately settling his remaining work with Aiden at that point.

    T-Bone Grady 

Theodore "T-Bone" Grady / Raymond Kenney

Voiced by: John Tench

"T-Bone grew up a tinkerer and a basement hacker before the Internet was barely a byte. He canít help challenging his mind to unlock areas forbidden to him. And it hasnít gone without punishment. But heíll take his jabs. And heíll give his share in return."

A hacker hiding out in Pawnee whom Aiden meets while looking for Raymond Kenney. He is really Raymond Kenney, the creator of ctOS and the one who caused the Northeast Blackout of 2003.
  • Badass: Manages to defeat Aiden in a one-on-one fight, although he did get him drunk first. He later helps Aiden fight off an attack on his compound.
  • Badass Grandpa: He's 52 years old and is just as capable as him.
  • The Dreaded: He has something of a reputation within Blume which causes guards and staff to wet their pants when they hear T-Bone's name.
  • Hero of Another Story: He is the protagonist of the Bad Blood DLC.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: T-Bone's reaction when he sees Defalt's display of all the victims of the 2003 blackout he caused, and thus learning why Defalt wants him dead so badly in Bad Blood.
  • Shout-Out: T-Bone's appearance and speaking voice bear more than a passing resemblance to the frontman of a certain industrial metal band that licensed music for the game, that T-Bone so happens to play on his stereo. His DLC is even named after one of their popular songs from 90s.
  • Southern-Fried Genius: Well, for starters, he's pretty clever to have built all those contraptions. Including ctOS.
  • The Stool Pigeon: Of the whistleblower variety. He tried warning people about what Blume was up to, but was discredited and dismissed as mentally ill and paranoid.]]
  • Stuff Blowing Up: He has a quite a few explosive traps around his junkyard. Later he blows the whole thing up after Blume discovered his location — but not before taking a picture "for [his] portfolio".
  • Unperson: He has Aiden break into a Blume station in Pawnee to plant a virus that will wipe his biometrics off of the ctOS servers, otherwise he'd be spotted soon as he sets foot in Chicago.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In his backstory. He's the hacker in the game's plot who caused the Northeast Blackout of 2003, which prompted the creation of ctOS's mainframe and further development in the first place.
  • Wrench Whack: In his DLC, he uses a wrench as his melee weapon.

    Delford "Iraq" Wade 

Delford "Iraq" Wade

Voiced by: Jerod Haynes

Former army signal specialist turned gang leader. He knows the future will be won with technology.
  • Ax-Crazy: Caves one of his men's skull in with a heavy briefcase over Quinn calling him a weasel on the phone.
  • Berserk Button: Implied to be when other people think he is stupid or manipulable (as this is a deliberate act of Obfuscating Stupidity on his part), as one of his mooks finds out shortly after he is introduced.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Though he is legitimately threatening and is half of the reason why Quinn put out the hit, the real top dogs in the criminal world keep him in line. Lampshaded by Aiden during their confrontation.
  • Boss In Mooks Clothing: He's classified by the enemy-tagging system as an Enforcer, but he's immune to melee takedowns.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: When confronted by Aiden, he says he doesn't even know him. A Justified Trope, given their first encounter was a game of Dueling Hackers with him against Damien.
  • Climax Boss: Fought at the very middle of the game, atop his HQ. Also serves as the only direct Boss Battle in the game.
  • Disc One Final Boss: He is the major threat for the first half of the game, and the quest to hijack his server drives half the plot.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Beats one of his men to death because they accidentally called him a weasel. The guy didn't even actually call him that: Quinn called Iraq a "stoat" in an argument over the phone, and when Iraq rhetorically asked what a stoat was, the poor guy made the mistake of answering.
  • The Dragon: To Lucky Quinn, providing him extra muscle and security.
  • Evil Laugh: He has a particular high-pitched laugh that he only uses when he's terribly, murderously angry.
  • Gang Bangers: Is the leader of the Black Viceroys. Only the low level members of the gang operate like the trope though. Most of the higher-ups have been given military training by Iraq and have equipment way beyond what a street gang should. The low level operations are just a show to fool anyone watching from suspecting what the Black Viceroys really are.
  • Genius Bruiser: Given his status as a gang leader & physical elements, you'd generally take him as just being a muscle. Beneath that however is an intelligent foe who values technology, introduced all sorts of military training techniques into his men, and is a skilled hacker.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite all he is, his personal information reveals he was discharged from the army with honors.
  • Lame Comeback: His only reaction to being told he's Lucky Quinn's lapdog is "Fuck you".
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: No one in the game calls him anything other than Iraq. Not even his own cousin calls him by his real name.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite his threats, he doesn't execute Bedbug after finding him in his server room while wearing a wire.
  • Scary Black Man
  • The Starscream: He doesn't plan on staying second to Quinn for long, and has been gathering extensive blackmail materials on pretty much everyone important in the city to use when he is ready to make his move.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Aiden storms his compound, steals his blackmail, and practically wipes out his entire gang single-handedly, he starts ranting and raving about how he is going to destroy everything Aiden has for trying to take his blackmail and destroying so much of his gang.
  • Visionary Villain: You have to hand it to Iraq: he's transformed a street gang into what is essentially a highly trained private army, and has spread his influence throughout Chicago and could legitimately be able to take over if given the opportunity. Even Jordi is terrified of his gang.

     Tyrone "Bedbug" Hayes 

Tyrone "Bedbug" Hayes

Iraq's portly cousin with big ambitions.
  • Comically Missing the Point: His definition of what being a bedbug means.
    Bedbug: It's cause I'm a player! A bedbug can get into any lady's bed...
  • Disney Death: After breaking into Iraq's server room a cutscene heavily implied he was killed for his betrayal, but he ultimately survived his cousin's wrath and gives Aiden a call shortly afterwards.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He genuinely loves his grandmother.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He loves his grandma, and the only reason he doesn't flee Chicago after Aiden blackmails him is because he doesn't want to leave her alone.
  • Fat Idiot: Aside from not being book smart (see Comically Missing the Point for instance), he also talks about his tendencies toward The Starscream in broad daylight without even bothering to hide it unless directly in front of Iraq. It's a wonder he wasn't caught out on blackmail before Aiden comes along.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be a gang banger with some pretty shaky morals, but he still helps Aiden out even after his plan almost got him killed. He also takes the time to tell his grandmother that he loves her.
  • The Mole: Aiden uses him to get into Iraq's server room. Of course, he gets found out.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After surviving Iraq's wrath, he figures it's time for him to get the hell out of Chicago.
  • The Starscream: He wants to be this by taking out Iraq. Aiden uses that as blackmail against him.

    Dermot "Lucky" Quinn 

Dermot "Lucky" Quinn

Voiced by: Myron Natwick

"Experience has taught me not to be manipulated, not to back down."

The powerful kingpin of the Chicago South Club, who rules Chicago's criminal network.
  • Big Bad: The one who ordered the hit on Aiden in the first place.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Damien.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: When he finds out his hit on Pierce resulted in the death of Pierce's niece, we get this.
    Quinn: Is this what all the fuss was about? You must forgive me; so many people come to me with their little problems, it's hard to keep track sometimes.
  • Boss Arena Idiocy: Quinn, why in the world would you connect your pacemaker to ctOS?
  • Ear Notch: He's missing a chunk of his left ear due to a shootout from his youth. See Sole Survivor.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's 75, but he's the head of Chicago through his crime network. A key example is in his reveal in the first trailer that showed him, which has him stabbing someone.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Acts like a genial grandfatherly figure who is all too happy to knife you in the throat if you've inconvenienced him in any way.
  • Fighting Irish: In his youth, anyway, back when he was just a lowly thug. Though his first scene shows that he's still got some fight in him.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul
  • The Irish Mob: He's the boss of the Chicago South Club.
  • Lack of Empathy: Notes that he hears tons of people raise complaints about the various actions he undertakes and it all ultimately is just yet another voice complaining to him.
  • Mismatched Eyes: His right eye is a milky white, while his left is green.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Never raises his voice. This might be because he has heart problems and can't risk the stress.
  • Sole Survivor: He earned his nickname, "Lucky", by being one of these, following a massive shootout between the South Club and the Chicago Outfit.
  • Sword Cane: He has a knife hidden in the handle of his cane.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: His occupation is listed as Philanthropist to mask his criminal deeds. It's also because he has the mayor of Chicago under his thumb.
  • We Have Reserves
    Quinn: Your men are expendable.

    Damien Brenks 

Damien Brenks

Voiced by: Daniel Kash

Aiden's former partner in crime and mentor.
  • Ax-Crazy: The whole plot is because he wouldn't walk from a ATM hacking scam on account of a growing god complex. When he starts "working with" Aiden, he's unstable and unreliable enough that the latter is almost always trying to get out of the arrangement as soon as possible.
  • Big Bad: His kidnapping of Nicky and attempts to seize control of ctOS drive half the game's plot.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Quinn.
  • The Cracker: Especially after he gets an in to the ctOS like Aiden has.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He relies on sarcasm and harsh communication when talking to Aiden. He's not sensitive even when Nicky is speaking to Aiden.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Aiden. Both are very skilled hackers who aren't too bothered with matters of legality. But while Aiden operates on some semblance of a moral compass, Damien has no such qualms.
  • Evil Mentor: Taught Aiden into becoming a hacker.
  • Evil Cripple: He was beaten to a pulp by Quinn's associates to the point he needed to learn how to walk again. He spends the entire game with a leg brace on his left leg.
  • A God Am I: Has a pretty hefty complex regarding coding, which Aiden calls him out on more than once. Goes into overdrive when he gains control over ctOS and causes havoc all over Chicago.
  • I Have Your Wife: Kidnaps Aiden's sister to force Aiden along with his plans.
  • Irony: For the man who taught Aiden his social engineering skills (in addition to hacking), he himself is kind of a complete dick to him, and obviously not to be trusted.
  • Jerkass: Is frequently snide and condescending towards Aiden in their interactions with each other.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Starts his breakdown in Act 2 when it becomes clear that Aiden refuses to follow commands. After acting like a Smug Snake for much of the game, Damien finally loses it when Aiden leaks Iraq's blackmail data to the public rather than handing it over to Damien. This prompts Damien to hijack ctOS in an attempt to kill Aiden.

    Maurice Vega 

Maurice Vega

Voiced by: Christopher Jacot

The thug who was ordered to carry the hit on Aiden.

     Ded Sec 

DedSec

A group of hackers who want the city of Chicago to shut down the ctOS and put city infrastructure in a demilitarized zone.
  • The Cracker: A loose organization of them.
  • Expy: They're one for groups like Anonymous, Lulzsec or even Erudito.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: In the finale of the game, an operative asks Aiden to put a ghost code inside of the system as he reboots ctOS so that DedSec will be "the watchdogs" over the system with nobody the wiser, just as Blume is beforehand. Aiden tells them he's done with secrets.
  • Omniscient Council of Vagueness: The QR logs you find show that the leaders are said to have the name Dave in their screen names, meaning they could be anyone not just in Chicago, but in the world.
  • We Wait: How they take action to Clara giving Aiden their control of ctOS.

     Defalt 

JB "Defalt" Marcowicz

A hacker who has just as much access into the ctOS as Aiden.
  • Back from the Dead: For Bad Blood: it's Hand Waved that he had a body double fill him for him at Dot Connexion anticipating that Aiden would go there looking for him.
  • Big Bad: In Bad Blood.
  • Cool Car: His Rosewood. It's pretty much a suped-up station wagon that has LED lights showing his insignia taking up the back windows. The fact that what is effectively a station wagon is classified as a performance vehiclenote  tells you all you need to know.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: The first thing Defalt does when he goes up against Aiden? Dig up as much dirt on him as possible, including everything about the hit that got his niece killed. Then when he hacks into Aiden's system, he reveals that Clara was involved in that hit. Not only does this destroy their team trust, but he uses it as a distraction while he steals all the data that Aiden worked so hard to get from Iraq. It's then revealed in Bad Blood that the Defalt Aiden killed wasn't even the real Defalt, but rather a body double that Defalt had fill in for him at Dot Connexion, knowing full well Aiden would go looking for him there.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Aiden.
  • Expy: DJ with a rodent-themed helmet? Deadmau5, is that you?
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: At the end of Bad Blood Defalt tries to kill T-Bone using poison gas. T-Bone ends up using Frewer's phone to hack an air vent, which sends the gas flooding into the room Defalt's in instead.
  • Killed Off for Real: At the end of Bad Blood.
  • Lack of Empathy: A couple of his taunts are really below the belt.
    E-mail from Defalt: Subject: "why Defalt will always win..."; Message: "because Defalt sees the future, pearce is too busy looking at the past"
  • Oh, Crap: Defalt's reaction to the ease with which Aiden deals with the fixers he sends after him. See Worthy Opponent below for details on how he reacts to this.
  • Silent Bob: Never actually speaks except through text messages. Subverted in the Bad Blood DLC where he talks with a voice distortion.
  • Playful Hacker: A bit too playful. And not nearly as funny when he's doing it to you.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Picture a particularly annoying Troll in your online game of choice, the kind who constantly trash talks you and spews leet speak like a broken faucet, and you have a rough approximation of what dealing with Defalt is like. The "psychopathic" part gets extra emphasis in Bad Blood, where it becomes quite clear that this guy has a few screws loose, to the point where in a few scenes he's pretty much the hacker equivalent of the Joker.
  • Punch Clock Villain: Like Jordi, there's nothing indicating that Defalt has any beef with Aiden. The only reason he bothers Aiden at all is because he was hired by Quinn after Clara wanted nothing more to do with him.
  • The Unfettered
  • Villain Cred: Clara and T-Bone both note how good of a hacker Defalt is, to the point where he can send messages to Aiden through others' phones and mess with their ctOS profiles for the same reason, and Aiden is legitimately impressed by his firewall designs.
  • Worthy Opponent: Defalt is surprised at how easily Aiden deals with the Fixers and is eager to engage in a game of Dueling Hackers with him. The feeling is mutual to some degree.