Watch Dogs hero Aiden Pierce has been classified as a genius and con artist.
In a recent Interview with Examiner, Game Director Jonathan Morin explains Aiden background and his social problems.
“Aiden was born as a genius, he’s a guy that knows how to explore computers and all of that,” Morin said. “There’s a certain trait about people who develop those skills, and it’s they seem to get together a bit.
“So some friends are questionable and others are not. He ended up becoming friends with a guy named Damien, who appears briefly at the intro of the game,” as a bit of background on Pearce’s life. “It’s a scam, [Aiden’s] dad was away and he wanted to become the provider for the family to use what he knew the best to push those things forward. Scams became bigger and bigger until they got out of hand, which created problems between him and Damien.”
“He’s a good mix of I know how computers work, he’s been taught by Damien, but at heart [Aiden is] a guy that’s very good on the field and very good with people, so he can read them really well. All of that creates a pretty dangerous combination.”