Aiden Pearce is the protagonist in the game Watch Dogs. Aiden is a proficient hacker, having gained control of the CtOS of Chicago through the use of a device known as a Profiler, and an ex-Fixer. Fueled by his obsession of privacy, protection and surveillance he strives to protect the people who loves the most who are being targeted and attacked again, becoming a vigilante to meet those ends. This obsession has driven him to monitoring his own family members, primarily his sister, who are oblivious to Aiden's watch over them. His actions don't always benefit the people and his morality has been described as being a "gray area."
Aiden is a Caucasian male with green eyes, medium brown mid-length hair, and light facial hair. He is 6' 2" (1.88 m) tall, 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.
Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Pearce moved to America and gained citizenship. He has been known to have resisted arrest and fired on police. He is a vigilante and considered armed and extremely dangerous. He spent 11 months in Cook County Correctional after being found guilty of computer fraud, grand larceny and in possession of a firearm. He currently has a bench warrant for his immediate arrest and is considered dangerous. His life as a criminal had serious repercussions for his family leading to a tragedy which has imposed him from gaining control over the whole of Chicago. With the use of his profiler and using the city as a weapon he hunts down the people who are hurting his family. Due to his obsession with secrets and surveillance, he gives a vigil over his family unbeknownst to them, and takes justice in his own hands, confronting the corrupt city that has gripped his City and using it to down down anyone who gets in his way. 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.
Aiden grew up learning about computers, when be became an adult he used the knowledge he had gathered growing up to commit clandestine scams. Pearce has a background as a criminal which has given him links to the underground of Chicago knowing the wrong people for all the wrong reasons.
Aiden is a protective person, wanting to keep the people he cares about close and safe. He is very protective of his family; his mother and sister, and will do anything to keep them safe. His compassion for his family is strong enough to become a vigilante and extradite revenge on those who have harmed them.
Aiden is very calm under pressure, able to keep a clear mind and work through the problem systematically and with composure. His approach is often light-hearted, especially in situations that can lead to his own death or that of others. He has also shown himself to be quite athletic, capable of performing parkour to escape the police, sprint with speed and agility. His physical strength is also demonstrated when chasing down criminals and silencing them with his telescopic baton.
Although he has compassion for the people he is close to, Aiden doesn't hesitate in taking another life if he has to. Because of this, others often see him as cold hearted and without conscience, but he does what he does to stop the corruption plaguing his city.
He has the ability to hack, disrupt or tap into any electronic device to suit his needs to take down the corrupt system, through the use of an ability called Profiler. With this ability, Pearce is capable of coercing and controlling almost every element of the world around him. He 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. Some of his named technology that you can use from the scroll wheel are:
Other abilities that are part of the Profiler are:
He is also candid at hand-to-hand combat, lethal and non-lethal combat, as well as both offensive and defensive driving. He has also demonstrated skill as a user of parkour to escape police and to leave areas of conflict.
 Jordi Chin
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Aiden and Jordi work well together in a love-hate relationship, in which the two apparently annoy one another but are able to understand one another and work together effectively.
 Clara Lille
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 T-Bone Grady
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T-Bone and Aiden get a long well, and help one another out throughout the story of Watch Dogs.
Aiden beating a Criminal with his Baton.
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