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Aiden Pearce
Name Aiden Pearce
Status Alive
Age 39
Nationality American (naturalized)
Residence(s) Chicago
Voiced by Noam Jenkins
Game(s) Watch Dogs
"They think I'm a man out of control... but I've never had so much control."
―Aiden Pearce[1]

Aiden Pearce is the protagonist of Watch Dogs. He is a highly skilled grey hat hacker who has access to the CtOS of Chicago using a highly specialized device given to him by one of his allies, the Profiler. Because of the danger put to those in his past whom he loved, he has taken to a personal crusade against the powers that be. His obsession with security, surveillance, and control borders on the paranoid and dangerous, extending to monitoring his own family (unbeknownst to them).

History Edit

Background Edit

Aiden Pearce was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on May 2, 1974.[2] After leaving Ireland and becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States of America, Pearce built up an extensive criminal record in the States. With his knowledge of hacking and social engineering skills, he's made the acquaintance of various underworld figures and built up a respectable reputation as a hacker and a theft; known to many as being "the best at what [he] did."[3]

At some point in time, Aiden served 11 months in Cook County Correctional Facility for his misdoings.

However, his actions had serious repercussions for himself and for his family, leading to the death of his niece Lena Pearce at the hands of Aiden's enemies.[3]

After the death of Lena, Pearce is now out for revenge against forces that are still bent on his destruction. Driven by guilt and a primal need for survival, Pearce sets about tracking down those who have spread misery and pain into his life.

Becoming a vigilante has added a number of crimes to his already standing list of felonies, of which now include computer fraud, possession of firearms, and grand larceny. Along with resisting arrest and firing at police, Pearce now has a bench warrant for immediate arrest.

Personality and traits Edit

Aiden apparently grew up learning about computers[4], and in his adult life, utilized his knowledge to commit a multitude of clandestine activities and scams. Pearce's background as a criminal has given him a level of street-cred in the shadier areas of the city and access to various underworld contacts.

Aiden is very protective of his family and will go to extreme lengths to ensure their safety. His regard for loved ones is strong enough to seek retribution against any who have hurt them.

Aiden's behavior comes across as quite relaxed in the face of pressure. When in a tricky situation, his high level of composure can be seen, even making light of a situation that could potentially lead him to prison or death.

Aiden is also fairly athletic, possessing good muscular strength, good sprint speed and agility. His physical strength can often be seen when he is chasing down criminals and when using his telescopic baton for melee combat.

Aiden is not afraid to take a human life if necessary if someone gets in the way of his goals. Aiden could be seen as ruthless and cold, but he does this to help bring the corruption in the city to a stop by doing the things the cops can't, or won't do. 

Appearance Edit

Aiden is a Caucasian male with green eyes, dark brown mid-length hair, and light facial hair. He appears to be of mesomorphic build. Aiden normally wears a grey, long-sleeve, zip-neck sweater, usually un-tucked. On top of the sweater, Aiden wears a modern, brown, knee-length trench coat. Aiden wears dark grey trousers and brown boots.  He also has a deep voice.

Aiden also keeps a bandana tucked into the neck of his sweater, he may pull the bandana up so that it covers his face up to the bridge of his nose. Aiden also wears a dark brown cap with the stylized "Nexus" logo on the front of it.

Abilities and skills Edit

Pearce is highly proficient in hand-to-hand combat, lethal and non-lethal tactics, offensive and defensive driving, gunplay, hacking, and parkour. He can chain together actions in rapid succession such as vaulting over a fence while hacking an electrical relay box to neutralize a criminal. 

Relationships Edit

Clara Lille Edit

Main article: Clara Lille

Aiden and Clara share similar interests as Aiden becomes a surveillance-obsessed hacker and Clara belongs to Aiden's enemies Dedsec.

Jordi Chin Edit

Main article: Jordi Chin

Aiden and Jordi have a love-hate relationship, though Aiden can irritate Jordi, the two do somewhat understand each other and work well together.

T-Bone Edit

Main article: T-Bone Grady

Aiden and T-Bone are allies.

Murders committed Edit

Behind the scenes Edit

Aiden Pearce's character first appeared in the E3 gameplay demo in 2012, where he was shown carrying out the murder of media mogul Joseph Demarco. Actor Noam Jenkins provided the voice for Aiden Pearce in the game, while Sébastien Rouleau[5] provided the motion capture for Aiden's movement.[6]

Appearances Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Although Aiden is right-handed, he can use both his Profiler and a one-handed weapon simultaneously.
  • Aiden, as part of his hacking skills and need to monitor his family, is proficient in social engineering.
  • The broken "Z" on his mask is based off the logo of the game's original developer studio title, Nexus.
  • Aiden Pearce has a younger sister Nicole Pearce (Age 33) and a nephew Jackson Pearce (Age 9) and had a Niece Lena Pearce (Age 6).
  • Aiden means "Fire" in Irish.

Gallery Edit

Screenshots Edit

Promotional stills Edit

Videos Edit

References Edit

  1. Watch Dogs. "Watch_Dogs - World Premiere Gameplay Trailer: Out of Control" Youtube. Youtube, 10 Jun 2013. Web. 3 Apr 2014.
  2. @watchdogsgame (May 02, 2013). Tweet. Twitter. Retrieved on December 12, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Watch_Dogs - Story Trailer. Retrieved on April 18, 2014.
  4. Watch Dogs Exclusive Series - Part 1: Telling a Story Youtube. Retrieved on April 18, 2014.
  5. Your Questions for the Developers. Nikolas Schmidt in a Q/A with Watch Dogs Retrieved on April 18, 2014.
  6. Watch_Dogs - MoCap Session. Youtube. Retrieved on April 18, 2014.

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