|“||Look, man... even if I knew a name, you couldn't get me talking. These guys. I heard stories, man. They're like nothing you've ever seen before. You gotta walk away from this man... Please, Please!||„|
|~ Maurice pleading Aiden to spare him.|
|“||And then those bastards called me again. They said I screwed up the Pearce job. No more chances. I begged him not to kill her. I begged him to kill me instead. And the sonofab*tch says he was feeling generous. He wasn't gonna kill her. He's gonna send her to an auction instead. The f#####g auctions... How do I get her out of that? They got tracking sh*t on the girls. Get them so f###ed up on smack they don't even remember their names. Oh Christ, Abbie... And the sick f### who called me -- he said the debt was clean. I was free to live my life... WHAT F###ING LIFE HAVE I GOT?!||„|
|~ Maurice revealing the his wife's kidnapping on his final recording.|
Maurice Vega is a supporting antagonist Watch Dogs. He was a hitman hired by Dermot "Lucky" Quinn to scare off Aiden Pearce after the incident at the Merlaut job. He is detained by Aiden and Jordi Chin during a baseball game and Aiden later has the choice to either kill him or spare him.
He was voiced by Christopher Jacot, who would later plays Dušan Nemec in Watch Dogs 2.
"Maurice is the trigger man who killed Aiden’s niece in an attack meant for Aiden. Maurice is a street thug who does odd jobs for local gangs. He’s not affiliated with an organized gang and through some bad choices, he found himself on the wrong end of a debt."
Prior to the events of the game his profile said that he grow up in foster-care and he could be of Latin American decent because of his last name. Maurice was a hitman working with The Chicago South Club. He was married to a woman named Abigail and was anxious to leave the Club and start a new life with his wife. Unfortunately, the Club would not allow this and began to blackmail him, saying they were following him (to the point of listing what he bought at a local grocer) and threatening to kill his wife. Maurice finally cracked when he was brought along on a beating to be shown an example of people who upset the club and, while continuously beating the man, the other gangsters inquired about his wife.
Maurice went back to work for the Club. His first job went well with no altercations, much to his surprise. However, he failed his next job, leading to him being forced to carry out a hit on Aiden, ultimately setting the events of the story in motion.
As he drove along and caught up with Aiden's van, he spotted an innocent young Lena Pearce in the vehicle. Unable to bring himself to shooting Aiden in the temple, he instead shot out the tires. Aiden survived the crash but Lena did not. When the Club learned of Maurice's failure, his wife was kidnapped and put up for auction in the human trafficking ring. Afterwards, Maurice was left alone by the Club and allowed to live out his life, despite Maurice no longer seeing a point in doing so, an outcome which was most likely the Club's intention.
|“||Hit the family?
(That a problem?)
Nope. I'll scare them good. You'll never hear from him again.
|~ A recording of Maurice agreeing to attack Aiden Pearce and his family.|
Maurice is first seen in the opening cutscene to the introductory mission of the game. He is being violently interrogated by Aiden asking for a name regarding the hit, and who inadvertently killed Lena. Despite Aiden's brutal torture, Maurice doesn't crack, citing his fear of the Club as a reason for his silence. After a botched assault on Aiden, he is knocked unconscious and left for Jordi to take care of.
He is taken by Jordi to a secure holding facility and moved a couple of times throughout the campaign. Eventually, in a post credits scene, Aiden is given the choice of whether or not to kill Maurice.
If Aiden decides to leave him and walk away, Aiden states "He is living his own personal hell. I've seen enough death. He's gonna get his second chance. We both are."
If Aiden decides to kill him, right after Aiden pulls the trigger on Maurice, the screen immediately goes pitch black for a few seconds, going through a "system logoff" sequence, before resuming to the credits.
Maurice is best described as a broken and fearful man whose bad choices and luck led him to a horrible point. While a hitman who had no qualm in attacking Aiden Pearce and his family, he instead chose to crash their car rather than killing Aiden after seeing his niece. Unfortunately, this action backfired on him terribly, as Lena was killed and Aiden began hunting him looking for answers.
Maurice is clearly traumatised by both Aiden pursuing him, being imprisoned by Jordi, and accidentally causing the death of an innocent little girl. Maurice does show remorse upon remembering her face and sobbed uncontrollably upon doing so.
Despite being a criminal, Maurice did also have genuine love for his wife Abigail, and wanted to protect her from his previous life. After the club chooses to target Abbie however, Maurice complies in fear for her safety, and later begs them to kill him instead of her when he fails. Upon hearing that his wife had been sent to a human trafficking auction where she would be most likely sold into sexual slavery, Maurice broke down in knowing that he failed to protect his wife.
At the end, Maurice seems ready to die when Aiden shows up to decide his fate. He is shown counting to himself and repeating his words in a manner that suggests how damaged his mind is. Although whether he manages to recover or find his wife even, if spared, is completely unknown.
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