- This article is about the protagonist character. For other meanings, see Connor (disambiguation).
|“||I have no side, I was designed to stop deviants and that's what I intend to do.||”|
— Connor to Kamski[src]
Connor is a RK800 android and one of the three protagonists in Detroit: Become Human. A villain protagonist, he represents the otherwise faceless main antagonist of the game: CyberLife. Built as an advanced prototype, he is designed to assist human law enforcement; specifically in investigating cases involving deviant androids.
Sent to the Detroit City Police Department, Connor has been assigned to work with Lt. Hank Anderson. Throughout the course of their investigation, Connor may make discoveries about cases and himself, and become a deciding agent in tipping the coming events.
Connor is the key to the future of his species so depending on your choices, Connor can either become the central protagonist of the game or it's main antagonist.
- 1 Biography
- 1.1 Pre-game
- 1.2 Game
- 1.2.1 The Hostage
- 1.2.2 Partners
- 1.2.3 The Interrogation
- 1.2.4 Waiting for Hank...
- 1.2.5 On the Run
- 1.2.6 The Nest
- 1.2.7 Russian Roulette
- 1.2.8 The Eden Club
- 1.2.9 The Bridge
- 1.2.10 Public Enemy
- 1.2.11 Meet Kamski
- 1.2.12 Last Chance, Connor
- 1.2.13 Crossroads
- 1.2.14 Night of the Soul
- 1.2.15 Battle for Detroit
- 1.2.16 Credits Scenes
- 2 Chapters
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Appearance
- 5 Personality
- 6 Gameplay determined elements
- 6.1 Software Instability
- 6.2 Relationship: Hank Anderson
- 6.3 Relationship: Amanda
- 6.4 Possible deaths
- 7 Killed Victims
- 8 Behind the scenes
- 9 Quotes
- 10 Gallery
- 11 Notes
- 12 References
Connor starts out with an "- 51" appended to his serial number, which counts up according to bodies used.
In the first chapter "The Hostage", Connor is sent as a negotiator to a hostage situation at the Phillips apartment, where he faces a disgruntled deviant android named Daniel who has killed his owner and taken his owner's child hostage.
Connor's success depends on quickly finding useful information about the incident and calming Daniel down. He may simply shoot and kill the deviant himself, or convince him to give up on the pretense that he will not be harmed, after which he will free Emma. He also has the chance to save an injured human officer lying on the ground. If convinced, rooftop snipers immediately shoot and kill Daniel, who forlornly accuses Connor of lying to him before dying. Connor outwardly appears unbothered, but upon hearing this statement and watching Daniel shut down, his software instability increases.
Connor may also be unsuccessful in his mission, and in many scenarios is killed by the suspect. Doing so decreases his software instability.
In November 2038, Connor is sent to the Detroit City Police Department to aid in the investigation of deviant androids across Detroit and is assigned to Detective Lieutenant Hank Anderson, who dislikes androids and displays a short temper towards Connor. Connor may attempt to get along with Hank, which slowly causes Hank to warm up to him, or remain cold.
Connor's first mission with Hank is to investigate the possible homicide of a man named Carlos Ortiz, who was seemingly killed by his own android. Connor may impress Hank by unraveling the mystery and finding the deviant all by himself. However, if he is unable to figure it out correctly and was rude to Hank when they first met, Hank is too irritated to allow him another chance and resigns the mission, allowing the deviant to remain undetected.
If found, Carlos' Android is brought to the police station, where he is unsuccessfully interrogated by Hank and Gavin Reed. Connor then volunteers to interrogate the deviant android, which causes Gavin to laugh, but Hank figures there's nothing to lose by trying, and tells Connor to go ahead.
Throughout the interrogation, Connor can either pressure or sympathise with the deviant, each leading to a different outcome. Pressuring him too much makes him too terrified to answer, while being too sympathetic elicits no response either; but, if Connor manages to interrogate him properly or successfully probe his memory, the android confesses to the entire crime.
When the investigation ends, the suspect attempts to commit suicide and Officer Chris Miller tries to stop him. If Connor intervenes and had pressured the deviant too much, he takes Officer Miller's pistol and shoots Connor, then himself; if Connor does not intervene, the deviant only kills himself. If Connor got the confession without overly pressuring, the deviant gives up and goes quietly once Connor intervenes.
Waiting for Hank...
After conversing with Amanda inside the zen garden about his progress, Connor arrives at the police station and looks for Lt. Anderson's desk. It appears that Hank is late, and Connor has the opportunity to investigate his surroundings while waiting for Hank to show up. Connor can ask the surrounding police officers such as Officer Wilson when Hank will come in and investigate Hank's desk for information on his interests, his pet and police career. He also has the option to call Hank's phone and leave a voicemail.
If Connor died during the previous interrogation, people who have met Connor previously are bewildered to see him alive. Connor has the opportunity to speak to Carlos's android, if he survived the interrogation; however, if he does, the android becomes miserable upon realising what awaits him and self-destructs by smashing his head against the glass pane. He also has the opportunity to encounter Reed, who is irritated at the presence of androids in his place of work, and may attack Connor if he does not indulge his poor attitude.
When Hank arrives, he encounters his superior, Captain Jeffrey Fowler, who calls him in his office. Connor has the choice of following Hank inside, or staying out. If he chooses to follow and listen in, he witnesses Captain Fowler ordering Hank to investigate deviant cases, telling him that he is the most qualified person to handle the deviant cases. In addition, Jeffrey tells Hank shape up his attitude and cooperate with Connor, who is state-of-the-art technology and will act as his partner. After Hank angrily leaves Fowler's office, Connor has the option to talk to Captain Fowler, who either tells him to go away or ignores him entirely.
When Hank finally returns, he is irritated but allows Connor to sit at the desk in front of him. Connor may try to make small talk with Hank based on his interests, if he inspected Hank's desk before his return; these conversations change Hank's perception of Connor slightly. He is a bit touchy about certain subjects such as basketball, since Connor had interrupted a game when they first met. However, Hank begrudgingly appreciates it if Connor inquires about his pet dog and tells him that he likes dogs, too. He also warms up slightly if Connor mentions his taste in music; Hank questions the interest, to which Connor states that he does not actually "listen" to music, but would like to.
Connor can use the computer to review case reports on deviants. When Connor is finished, Hank gets annoyed and look at a tablet to ignore Connor. Connor attempts to confront or reassure Hank about his issues working together, depending on the player's choices. Hank will get annoyed and slam Connor against the glass barrier at his desk.
If Kara died in Stormy Night, Hank releases Connor and walks away, heading for lunch. Otherwise, Hank is interrupted by officer Chris Miller, who tells them he has information on the deviant case about an AX400 android attacking its owner  and has been sighted in the Ravendale district.
On the Run
If Kara and Alice stayed at the motel, Hank and Connor arrive at the Eastern Motel based on a tip. They talk to Joseph Sheldon, an employee at the motel, to see if Kara was here. Joseph recognizes the android. If Hank and Connor go straight into the hotel room, they discover Kara and Alice have escaped and the chase sequence is initiated. If Connor spots Kara and Alice before heading to the room, the chase sequence begins immediately.
If Kara and Alice squat in the abandoned house, Hank will talk to Isaac Falone, a bus employee, who saw an AX400 in the area. The police lock down the area and search for Kara. Connor can check the abandoned house, Hank telling Connor to be careful. Depending on how Kara had treated Ralph while staying with him, he either gives Connor her location immediately or attempts to protect her, and tackles Connor to slow him down if their location is discovered. Connor calls Hank and tell them the AX400 is escaping before initiating a chase.
Eventually, Connor sees that Kara and Alice have vaulted over a fence and are attempting to cross a high speed freeway. He tries to jump the fence and pursue, but Hank will demand that he give up because he will get hurt. If Connor disobeys him, Hank becomes annoyed and Connor's software instability decreases. Hank becomes further upset if Connor is struck by a car. If Connor obeys, Hank's opinion of him improves; if Kara and Alice are struck by cars at this point, Hank and Connor end up witnessing it in shock.
If the player takes too long in discovering Kara and Alice, Hank will interrupt the investigation and tell Connor to leave. Kara and Alice remain undetected. 
Hank is waiting for his meal at the Chicken Feed food truck. If Connor survived the chase sequence, Hank greets Pedro Aabdar, an apparent acquaintance with a criminal record for illegal gambling, who encourages Hank to gamble on a horse race. Hank initially turns him down, citing letdowns in the past, but eventually relents and gives him money. Once Hank receives his food and settles to eat, Connor can converse with him about his gambling, cholesterol intake or his company, if he inspected these things while waiting, or just leave him to his meal. Hank doesn't mind Connor prodding about these things and in fact seems to enjoy the conversation, as his relationship with Connor improves with many of them. The discussion eventually turns to Hank's curiosity about how much Connor knows about him; Connor may choose to lie and be cold, but if he tells the truth and is not cold to him, he ultimately states that he is willing to make things work, and Hank silently approves this judgement.
If the previous Connor chose to chase Kara and was killed, the new one shows up as Hank is buying his meal. Hank is surprised and angered by Connor's replacement, uncomfortable with the idea of someone dying and reappearing as if nothing happened. He refuses to speak to him.
In both cases, Connor receives a report about a possible deviant sighting and the two leave together to investigate.
Hank and Connor arrive at an apartment complex. Connor's report stated a neighbour heard strange noises were coming from the supposedly empty apartment above, and the man seen there was hiding an LED under his cap. Connor knocks on the door, startling the deviant and prompting him to hide. Hank and Connor search the place for clues. Connor is once again on a time limit; if he cannot deduce the deviant's location in time, Hank calls off the search. But if Connor is able to find the deviant, named Rupert, he sprints out the apartment and Connor and Hank begin chasing him through Urban Farms of Detroit. Hank attempts to keep up with Connor, but has to take a separate route. He manages to reach Rupert first, but Rupert shoves him off the building. Connor's probability estimates that Hank would most likely survive without help, but Connor has the choice to save him anyways or pursue the deviant.
If Connor decides to pursue Rupert, Hank catches up as the deviant is arrested and furiously slaps Connor, angry that he prioritised their mission over his life, deeply dropping his opinion of him. Hank cuffs Rupert, but Rupert shakes him away and leaps off the building's edge to his death. If Connor decides to save Hank, Rupert gets away, but Hank excuses it as his own fault and is grateful for Connor's help, greatly improving their relationship.
If Connor dies chasing Rupert, Hank is agitated and Rupert escapes. If the player loses Rupert while chasing him, Connor stops running and Rupert gets away. 
Connor is looking for Hank and decided to drive up to his home. Hank doesn't respond to his ringing but the lights are on, so he decides to check on him through the windows on the side of his home. Through the kitchen window he sees Hank on the floor, unresponsive. Connor breaks the window and jumps in, briefly being confronted by Sumo before checking on Hank's condition. Hank is simply drunk and passed out, but he is lying next to a pistol. Connor wakes him by slapping him; if Connor died in the previous chapter, Hank is once again unhappy to see him. Connor assists him to the bathroom and attempts to sober him up with a shower before informing him about a new case. When Hank expresses disinterest, Connor has the opportunity to tease him about it until he decides to go. Connor can then choose to look around his house for more information about Hank before the latter is ready to leave; he may find out that Hank loves Jazz and keeps memorabilia around his home. He may also discover a photograph of Hank's young son Cole; upon analyzing the photo, Connor sees that Cole has been dead for years.
The Eden Club
Connor drives Hank's car to the Eden Club since he is still hungover. Detective Ben Collins is seen talking to Floyd Mills, who is the club's manager. Ben greets Hank and warns him about Gavin being at the crime scene. As soon as Connor and Hank walk in, Gavin tells them that it is a waste of time for them to be here and insults Hank about his drinking habits, before shoulder-checking Connor on the way out. Hank and Connor will start examining the crime scene. While looking for clues Connor will reactivate a badly damaged WR400 android and question it before it shuts down. He will learn that the human victim rented two androids and that the android being questioned is not the murderer.
In order to locate the second android, Connor has to frequently ask Hank to rent sex androids whose memories may show the suspects location, as they idle facing walkways when not in use. Connor must hurry; the club's policy is to wipe android memories every two hours, and the next period is about to arrive in mere minutes. If Connor fails to locate the suspect, he and Hank must give up. But if they successfully track her movements, they will find that the suspect is a blue-haired Traci and that she has escaped into the club's warehouse.
Connor and Hank enter the warehouse and find that she has been pretending to be inactive. When they approach her, a brown-haired Traci attacks Connor to protect her, resulting in a fight between all four of them. Connor has the opportunity to either shoot the brown-haired Traci or spare her. If he shoots her, the other blue-haired Traci be devastated and will tearfully explain herself before using Connor's gun to kill herself. Hank is horrified, and his opinion of Connor will decrease significantly. If Connor decides to spare the brown-haired Traci, both Tracis explain themselves and Connor and Hank will allow them to escape, with Hank strongly approving of the decision.
Connor and Hank arrive at Riverside Park, and Hank has sat himself quietly at a bench overlooking the river. Hank tells him he has been to this park "before", but doesn't want to elaborate. The two discuss their lack of progress with deviants, and attempt to find a common link. Hank ponders that the Tracis they encountered seemed to truly be in love and want happiness, to which Connor may either be analytical or simply quip that he didn't expect androids to have such an affect on Hank.
Hank turns the conversation to Connor's own nature, questioning him about his treatment of the Tracis; if he did not shoot and does not lie about his reasoning, or did and confesses that he only did so because it was instructed of him, his software instability increases. Hank pulls a gun on Connor and asks him what he thinks would happen if he were to pull the trigger. Connor may express a fear of death and explain what he thinks will happen. If Connor suggests that he does not care or it does not matter, Hank will dislike this and Connor's software instability decreases; if their relationship is hostile enough, he may actually fire. Otherwise, Hank relents.
On November 8, 2038, Connor and Hank head to Stratford Tower following its hijacking by a rogue deviant; Connor plays with his quarter coin as he consults with Amanda in the zen garden. Hank may get irritated and confiscate the coin; ironically, he only does this if the two have a friendly relationship. If Connor was killed by Hank, the new Connor asks why he shot him and Hank sarcastically apologizes. They arrive on the floor, they are greeted by Officer Miller, who fills them in about the hijacked broadcast and that the FBI wants in on the case. Officer Miller will introduce them to FBI Special Agent Richard Perkins. Perkins acts rude and dismissive to Connor and Hank, telling them not to mess with his crime scene. Connor has the choice to examine the crime scene, interview the JB300 androids in the kitchen or investigate the rooftop, which is where Simon may be hiding. If Connor investigates the crime scene, he may watch Markus' speech.
If Connor saved Officer M. Wilson during the hostage situation with Daniel, Wilson is at the Stratford Tower and will thank Connor for saving his life. If Connor died in any of the chapters in between, Connor will have forgotten the events during The Hostage and does not recall seeing him.
Both Connor and Hank arrive at the home of Elijah Kamski, the founder of CyberLife, in order to ask questions about deviancy. If Connor was killed in a previous scene then Hank is not too happy to see him, but in any case, they both make their way the house to be greeted by Chloe at the door. Chloe goes to find Kamski and during this process, Connor may look around his house; during this time he may confide in Hank his feelings about literally "meeting his maker". He may also see a photo of Kamski along with the human Amanda Stern, finally understanding where his supervisor AI was inspired. When Chloe returns, Hank and Connor talk to Kamski, who does not give helpful responses. He explains to the duo that Chloe was the first ever android to pass the Turing test.
Kamski then decides to proceed with his own 'Kamski test'. He gives Connor a gun and gets Chloe on her knees. He inquires about whether or not Connor has his own feelings, and asks if Connor will shoot Chloe. He says if he shoots Chloe he will answer one question, but if Connor does not, he will not say anything at all. If Connor decides to shoot Chloe, he is given the option to ask about rA9, the virus, or Jericho. Hank is furious and incredulous, calling him a "lowlife" and admits that he saw him as alive prior to that moment.
If you decide to spare Chloe, Kamski keeps his word and does not answer any questions but cryptically says, "I always leave an emergency exit in my programs." Hank, however, is pleased with the decision, telling Connor that he believes he has done the right thing.
Last Chance, Connor
Captain Fowler tells them that they are off the case and the FBI will be taking over the investigation. Hank is frustrated and argues about it; if Connor has a hostile relationship with him, Hank will quit his job. Connor will have to use a criminal in a holding cell to create a distraction. If Connor is friends with Hank, he will help Connor get inside the evidence room. If Connor asked Kamski for Jericho's location then Connor still has the chance to talk to Hank (unless Hank quit the force), then Connor will leave the station for Jericho.
When Connor is near the evidence room, Gavin will come and ask what he is doing. Depending on your response to him, Gavin will not come in the room or Gavin will come in the room (Only if you ignore him or choose the Ironic response). When Connor gets inside he uses Hank's ID and password. The room will reveal the evidence from cases that Connor worked on and androids that he caught. Connor can interrogate them for information on Jericho. If Connor fails to find information, Amanda will tell him that he has been deactivated by CyberLife. CyberLife will override Connor's controls and he will walk out of the police station to be deactivated. If Connor manages to find the location in time, he will either fight Gavin or leave the building. Perkins will enter and notice that someone has tampered or finds Gavin knocked out. 
Connor will disguise himself as a deviant and head to Jericho. CyberLife's order to Connor is to kill the deviant android leader (Markus or North). But Amanda tells Connor that they need it alive. He will tell the leader that he was ordered to follow him or he can threaten them, to which they can try to reason him, to which Connor can choose to become deviant (Only if Connor's software instability is high) or remain a machine.
If Connor remains a machine, he will continue to hunt the deviant leader through Jericho. When Jericho is attacked by law enforcement, Connor can confront the soldiers and choose to reason with them or kill them. Connor will then chase Markus/North through Jericho.
If Connor becomes a deviant, and depending on whether Markus had died earlier in the game, Connor can go to blow up Jericho if it was attacked, instead of Markus. If Markus is still alive at this point, Connor can defend Markus and North from U.S. Army soldiers and escape with the rest of the group.
Night of the Soul
If Hank quits the police force in "Last Chance, Connor" (his relationship with Connor must be hostile in that chapter), Connor will go to Hank's house. Hank is seen sitting at his kitchen table with his revolver and a picture of Cole. Hank will be angry and thinks about killing himself. If Connor has died and come back more than once in the previous chapters, Hank will talk about how Connor's death reminds him of his son; if Connor has never died previously or only died once, Hank will talk about his anger towards androids. After the conversation, Hank will demand that Connor leaves. Afterward, he will commit suicide.
If Connor became a deviant, he will be in the safe place with the rest of Jericho, Markus, North, Kara, Alice, Josh and Simon (if any of those characters had died earlier, they will not appear). If Markus is still alive, Connor will ask for forgiveness from him. Markus can either trust Connor or shoot him. If Markus chooses the latter, deviant Connor will die and another, non-deviant RK800 will be deployed. If Markus trusts Connor, he will tell Markus about his idea of freeing thousands of CyberLife androids.
If Markus is dead or left Jericho permanently, Connor can walk around and look at the other present characters. He will talk to Kara and Alice (if they escaped) about how he is sorry for going after them and putting them in danger. Connor will discuss his plan about the tower with North (who gives the same response as Markus would). Connor then is seen standing by to hear North's plan for a revolution, before leaving for the CyberLife Tower.
Battle for Detroit
In chapter "Battle for Detroit", a Machine Connor loyal to CyberLife will play the path "Connor's Last Mission", a Deviant Connor loyal to the Jericho androids will play the path "Connor at the CyberLife Tower".
If Markus shot Connor instead of trusting him, Connor's section of the chapter opens with Amanda informing the new Connor that the previous one failed his mission and was killed.
If Connor is Machine, his mission is to kill the deviant leader. He will walk up the stairs of one of the Hart Plaza rooftop buildings. He will set up a sniper rifle to assassinate the deviant leader (Markus or North).
Connor is interrupted by either Hank or Captain Allen, who will order him to stop what he is doing. Connor can cooperate with Hank by leaving the building, he can fight them, kill himself, Hank is pushed off the building, Connor is pushed off the roof by Hank when fighting, Allen killing Connor or Captain Allen and his team dying. If Connor survives the fight, he will find that the sniper rifle is damaged and will leave or if he dies, another will take his place.
Machine Connor next appears in Markus/North's part of the chapter:
- In "Markus Revolution", Connor directly confronts Markus/North, either on the Hart Plaza battlefield or in the Hart Plaza CyberLife store. He may kill them and/or die.
- In "Markus Demonstration":
- If Markus surrenders to Richard Perkins and is killed, Connor will come by afterwards and leave after confirming the deviant leader is dead and his mission is completed.
- If Markus gives his speech after a successful Demonstration, Connor will be present in the audience. He can choose to shoot Markus or not. If he chooses not to shoot, he is called into the Zen Garden by Amanda and left there. He can use the emergency exit to escape and resume control of his body, putting away the gun.
Pretending to still be compliant, Connor arrives at CyberLife Tower and enters the building, where he is accompanied by several security guards. He gets into an elevator with Agent 54 and another guard, traveling to Floor 31.
- If Connor reaches Floor 31, he is shot by CyberLife security. Amanda in the Zen Garden will speak to Connor's mind, expressing how disappointed she is that he betrayed CyberLife and her.
- Connor can hack the elevator's security camera, or not.
- Connor can fight the guards, and either die or kill them.
- If successful, Connor can use the voice-activated control panel by impersonating Agent 54's voice, redirecting the elevator down to Floor -49.
Connor then reaches Floor -49. If he did not hack the elevator's security camera before fighting his escort, more security guards will be waiting for him; Connor fights them and either defeats them or dies. If the camera was hacked, there are no security guards waiting.
On Floor -49 Connor will attempt to convert the idle androids, but is interrupted by Connor-60. If Hank is dead, Connor-60 has come alone and shoots Connor; if Hank is alive Connor-60 has brought him as a hostage. Depending on events:
- Connor, Hank, and Connor-60 can all die at multiple points. If Deviant Connor dies, another Machine Connor will be sent out. A dying Connor can transfer his consciousness into Connor-60, effectively swapping bodies and continues on.
- Connor can fail or succeed to convert and wake up the androids.
Deviant Connor next appears after the events at Hart Plaza, arriving at the front of the thousands of androids he freed. He will speak to Markus an then join him on the podium for his speech. If Markus and the others are dead, people will ask Connor to make a speech, and he will be alone on the podium.
While on the podium, Connor is called into the Zen Garden by Amanda, who talks to him and then leaves him trapped in the Garden. He can use the emergency exit to escape and resume control of his body.
- If with Markus, Connor's body is preparing to shoot Markus, and will if Connor does not escape in time. If Connor does escape, he puts away the gun, unused, and listens to the rest of the speech.
- If alone, Amanda states Connor was meant to deviate and be used as a puppet leader. Connor can acquiesce, leading to him being controlled, can try to escape and fail, or can escape, upon which he prepares to shoot himself as the screen cuts to black.
Connor has additional scenes available in the game's credits, in the form of two mid-credits scenes.
- If Connor and Hank are alive and friends, and had a successful android uprising: Hank is waiting in front of the Chicken Feed. Connor arrives, they smile and embrace.
- If Connor fulfilled his mission and the android uprising is thwarted: Amanda calls Connor to the Zen Garden to debrief. She introduces him to his successor model RK900 and tells him that he is now obsolete and will be deactivated.
- The Hostage
- The Interrogation (determinant)
- Waiting for Hank...
- On the Run (determinant)
- The Nest
- Russian Roulette
- The Eden Club
- The Bridge
- Public Enemy
- Meet Kamski
- Last Chance, Connor
- Crossroads (determinant)
- Night of the Soul (determinant)
- Battle for Detroit (determinant)
Forensics and Reconstructs
Connor has the ability to scan and analyze a scene and recreate events that took place in a reconstruction. This unlocks new dialogue choices and narrative paths. Players perform this by moving the camera through the scene, pressing triangle over clues, and the L2/R2 keys to recreate events.
His ability to reconstruct a sequence of events is both hyper-advanced and entirely unique to him. To perform a reconstruct, physical and circumstantial details must first be analyzed in isolation, providing vital information such as the direction of travel, velocities, and trajectories, likely collisions based on material density and friction, etc.
Connor can analyze biological evidence (such as blood samples) in real time by putting them on his tongue to "taste" them. He can identify blood types, DNA (including identifying a specific human), drugs, sample age, and probably more. The same applies to android blood, where he can determine the model and serial number.
Connor is able to reconstruct events and crimes from the gathered data using a physical simulation software. With it, Connor's cutting-edge processors simulate the most probable version of events leading to the picture of evidence he has just discovered and analyzed, with every element playing a part in his cognitive simulation.
Similarly, he can preconstruct events: He can also predict the probability of an imminent event, physical and mental status of other androids, showing as the statistic in his internal interface, which he can refer to decide on his choices.
Psychology, Negotiation, Interrogation
Connor has a social module to enable him to more easily integrate and adapt to humans and work in a team.
Connor is designed to analyze the psychology and behaviour of humans, androids, and deviants, to be able to reconstruct, predict, and manipulate their actions. This aids him in his function as a police assistant, and the associated skills as a negotiator and interrogator.
Connor is trained to act at par with a real-life negotiator; he is one of the first non-human negotiators in service of Detroit city. He can also present facts and tell lies without inducing intense emotion, which is shown by his non-changing LED light.
Connor is able to replicate the voices of others by lip-syncing and mimicking their sound and speech pattern.
He uses this ability to trick either the kitchen deviant or Simon in "Last Chance, Connor" by mimicking Markus' voice after analyzing a recording of the speech made in "The Stratford Tower," or (if the Tracis were killed in "The Eden Club") to trick the blue-haired Traci into thinking her lover is still alive by holding up the head of the brown-haired Traci and mimicking her voice. Connor uses this ability a second time in "Battle for Detroit" if he became deviant; while in the elevator, he can mimic one of the guards' voices to change the destination of the elevator.
He is physically athletic and can swiftly traverse difficult terrain, as well as physically fight. He can and does handle firearms from small handguns to a sniper rifle.
Connor does not carry a weapon as standard equipment. While the legal framework is not known, Connor may use weapons several times during the game for which he seemingly suffers no repercussions, such as in "The Hostage" and "The Stratford Tower" where he can shoot deviants in full view of multiple Detroit City Police Department personnel. Later, he may even kill humans while on his mission for CyberLife. As Deviant Connor, he is naturally exempt from programmed restrictions and no longer beholden to any prohibitions on using violence or weapons.
In case of his death, CyberLife can redeploy a new RK800 Connor model, inserting the previous one's memories into the new body. Connor regularly backs up his memory at CyberLife and can do emergency backups if death is imminent. Some data can be lost in the process. Death also decreases Connor's Software Instability.
After each death, a gravestone is added in the Zen Garden stating his name, mark, serial number, place and time of death. The first Connor is "Mark (I)" with "-51" appended to his serial number, both of which are counted up by one with each death and rebirth.
At Chicken Feed, Connor explains to Hank that his facial features and voice were designed for harmonious and seamless integration with humans; this explains his unassuming expression, as well as his clear and concise diction. Connor is presented as a clean-cut young man appearing to be in his late twenties to mid thirties. He possesses brown eyes and dark brown hair.
Connor wears a uniform consisting of a semi-formal grey jacket, white shirt, dark tie, and dark jeans. The jacket carries the usual identifying markers for androids: A blue armband on the right arm, on the front a blue triangle on the left breast and his model and serial numbers on the right breast. (The serial number counts up according to body.) The back of his jacket has across the shoulders the word ANDROID, a larger blue triangle, and his model number RK800.
The wearing of a comparatively human formal attire, instead of the usual android uniform style, remains something of a rarity among fellow androids, reflecting his special function as an investigator with advanced abilities.
In the chapter "Crossroads", Connor wears human winter attire, including a black beanie that covers his LED, allowing him to pass as deviant or human. Continuing from "Night of the Soul" onward, he changes back into his original attire.
After the credits, if deviant Connor and Hank both survived the CyberLife Tower and Markus succeeded, when Hank and Connor meet outside of the Chicken Feed, Connor will not have his tie on.
The upgraded RK900 android model, shown in one of Connor's endings, is almost identical in its physical appearance, but has grey eyes and wears a more standard white and black android uniform.
From the start, Connor is a neutral character and is indifferent to the treatment of androids in Detroit. Depending on the player's choices, Connor’s core personality throughout the game can take several directions, ultimately either making him comply with his directives and consider himself a machine, or consider himself an individual being and seek to join his people.
Dialogue choices play a big part in showcasing and developing Connor's potential personality. Depending on the options, Connor may come across as sarcastic or literal. Despite being designed to be sociable and to work well with humans, he is shown to have difficulty putting it into practice and making small talk, which potentially results in awkward moments. In pacifist and friendly choices, he develops a slight knack for humor, can be sensitive, and can even get emotional at times. In cold choices, he may develop a habit of being uncaring or even outright cruel.
By choosing not to kill other androids, or by rescuing lives non-imperative to his mission (such as Phillips family's pet fish), Connor can demonstrate a sympathetic, compassionate nature contradicting his intended design. When asked to explain his reasoning for not shooting Chloe, even though doing so would have completed his mission, he confesses that he inexplicably felt he could not do it. Although he does not outwardly respond, any action that results in Connor witnessing Daniel's death will lower his stability, implying that the moment affects him.
Connor may also express a fear of death. He will become traumatized if he experiences Simon's suicide while probing his memory, shakily telling Hank that he was scared. He may also demonstrate a fear of heights, if he had previously fallen off the Phillips' apartment's roof. When Hank questions him about his beliefs, he may civilly but outright state that he would "regret" being shut down. Conversely, he may state that he does not fear death or that it does not matter, because he doesn't consider himself alive.
Utilizing the choices that keep Connor focused on accomplishing his mission will result in his portrayal as a cold, ruthless individual. He will only be interested in completing his mission by any means necessary, even if it means betraying or killing his own people or his friends, such as Hank.
Regardless of player choice, Connor has a set habit of flicking and performing tricks with a quarter coin (US currency, 1994 issue); it is explained that he does this to calibrate his physical and cognitive functions, but no other non-deviant androids seem to demonstrate such non-essential idle behavior. Connor may also express a few other quirks, such an interest in dogs -- an unproven humanistic behavior until later, when he is given the opportunity to pet Hank's dog when at his home. He may also claim that he wishes that he could listen to music as humans do.
Gameplay determined elements
Software Instability is a gameplay measure specific to the character Connor. Throughout the game, it is influenced by events, his experiences, and choices, which may increase or decrease software instability.
Choices that increase software instability include saving human/android lives, dialogue options that show human emotions, and choices that go against Connor's mission.
Choices that decrease software instability include dying, cold and unsympathetic dialogue options, referring to androids as machines, and killing humans/androids.
A stable software means Connor stays Machine, while a high software instability opens up the option to become Deviant: Connor will break free of his master's programming to become autonomous. The Software Instability box showing up in the screen corner is accompanied by coalescing letters reading "rA9" and "deviant".
While for Connor this is a game-long process, the other two protagonists do not have it as a measured stat and deviate early in the game.
Relationship: Hank Anderson
Throughout the story, Hank's relationship with Connor is highly impactful towards his growth into a weapon or an individual. Based on Connor’s actions, Hank's opinions will range anywhere from Hostile to Friend. The relationship between the pair, regardless of the route determined, influences both of their character's arcs tremendously. The fundamental foundation of Connor and Hank's relationship rest on the notion of difference and progression. The characters, acting as the classic counterpart of the other (Connor being the linear and Hank turbulent) serve to stabilize the extremes of their partner; improving or damaging their existing conflicts.
Particular Actions that affect Connor’s relationship with Hank are choices in speech, decisions on how to deal with deviants, the number of times he dies, and his status as Machine or Deviant.
The relationship between Connor and Amanda throughout the story remains enigmatic and proprietorial. Amanda takes the role of Connor's handler and supervisor, over the course of his mission catching and stopping deviants. Regularly, the two meet in the Zen Garden to discuss his progress and general view of circumstances.
The player can alter Connor's attitude towards Amanda, shifting from devotion to disloyalty, even betraying her if he becomes deviant, yet Amanda's beliefs and attitudes about Connor remain passive. Moreover, any emotions indicated towards one another appears to be one-sided; possibly originating from Connor's view of Amanda as a mentor figure, and (depending upon the player's choice) will go to extensive lengths for her approval.
Regardless of Connor's position, Amanda displays disregard towards Connor. Connor's conversation will usually lead to fixed conclusions from Amanda, including assuring his motives.
If Connor becomes deviant, his relationship status with Amanda will decrease to BETRAYED.
- Killed By: Daniel (Determinant)
- If Connor fails to gain Daniel’s trust by the end of the negotiation, Daniel jumps from the terrace with Emma. If Connor successfully saves Emma, he falls to his demise in her stead.
- If Connor gets close enough to Daniel and Emma, he may lunge at Daniel and knock him off the terrace and use his body to shield Emma. Daniel fires multiple shots and kills Connor.
- If Connor lies about being in possession of a gun and then attempts to use it to intimidate Daniel twice instead of executing him, the deviant will kill Connor before leaping from the terrace with Emma.
- Killed By: Carlos' Android (Determinant)
If Connor decides to interrogate the HK400 droid aggressively, he bangs his head on the table repeatedly as Connor is leaving. If Connor tries to intervene, the HK400 steals officer Chris Miller's gun and shoots Connor in the head before shooting himself. Alternatively, if Connor failed to probe and doesn't intervene when Chris stresses out the deviant, the android will still grab the gun and shoot them both.
On The Run
- Killed By: Car Accident (Determinant)
- Killed By: Accident (Determinant)
- If Connor finds Rupert and chases after him, Connor can fall while trying to jump across a gap, killing him.
- If Connor finds Rupert and chases after him, Connor can fall through a certain glass panel and get run over by a tractor, killing him.
- Killed By: Hank Anderson (Determinant)
If Connor’s relationship with Hank is Hostile based on Connor's response to his questions, Hank will shoot Connor.
- Killed By: JB300 336 445 581 (Determinant)
- If Connor interrogates the three JB300 droids and finds the deviant, the JB300 droid rips out Connor's thirium pump regulator and Connor shuts down if the player is unable to grab it in time.
- If Connor put his thirium pump regulator back in time he will chase after the JB300. The JB300 will attack a SWAT officer and take the SWAT officer's assault rifle. Connor can then sacrifice himself to protect Hank when the JB300 android opens fire.
- Killed By: Simon (Determinant)
- If Connor finds Simon on the rooftop of Stratford Tower (Simon having been wounded and left behind in The Stratford Tower), Simon will open fire. If Connor rushes Simon and fails the QTEs, Connor will get shot by Simon.
Last Chance, Connor
- Killed By: Detective Gavin Reed (Determinant)
- If Connor heads to the evidence room. Gavin will approach Connor and ask what is he doing. If Connor chooses to ignore Gavin or give an ironic response, Gavin will get ticked off. Later, after Connor finds the location to Jericho, Gavin will appear with his gun and try to kill Connor. Connor has a QTE fight with Gavin. If you lose the fight Gavin will shoot Connor in the head.
- Killed by: CyberLife/Amanda (Determinant)
- If Connor did not collect sufficient evidence to locate Jericho by failing all of his missions, Amanda will inform him that he has failed. Connor will attempt to convince her to give him more time, but she refuses. Connor will return to CyberLife for deactivation and will be shown kneeling lifeless in the snow in the Zen Garden. The same will happen if Connor allows time to run out (this is the first permanent death for Connor).
- Killed by: U.S. Army (Determinant)
- If Connor remains a machine and attacks a soldier who questions him, losing the ensuing fight will lead to the soldier shooting Connor.
- If Connor remains a machine and flees when a soldier questions him, he will be shot.
- If North is the leader, Connor stays machine and spots North, Connor will be stopped by another soldier and Connor will say that he is on his side. The soldier will not listen and shoot him on sight.
- If Connor becomes deviant and takes on the task of blowing up Jericho, but fails to move towards the hold, soldiers will shoot him.
- If Connor becomes deviant, takes on the task of blowing up Jericho, and intervenes to help a group of androids but fails and he was shot earlier, he will die.
- If Connor becomes deviant, takes on the task of blowing up Jericho, and was shot in an earlier scene (EIther failing to move forward or was shot saving the androids), when he tries to jump to the ledge but doesn't decide, he will be killed by the soldiers.
- If Connor becomes deviant, takes on the task of blowing up Jericho and reaches the hold, a group of soldiers will fight him. If he loses the fight, they will shoot him.
- If Connor becomes Deviant when Markus is fleeing, Connor will intervene and protect him from the soldiers. If Connor fails to beat the soldiers, he will sacrifice himself to save Markus.
- Killed by: Markus (Determiant)
- If Connor remains a machine and fights Markus in the hold, but fails to reach the gun in time, Markus will shoot Connor in the head.
Night of the Soul
- Killed by: Markus (Determinant)
- If Connor becomes deviant and Markus is alive, Markus can choose to execute Connor.
Battle for Detroit
Connor's Last Mission
- Killed By: Lt. Hank Anderson (Determinant) (If he did not commit suicide)
- If Connor fights Hank and loses, Hank will drop Connor off the roof.
- If Connor fights Hank, wins, chooses to spare him, and does not dodge out of the way, Hank will push Connor off the roof.
- Killed By: Captain Allen (Determinant) (If Hank committed suicide)
- If Connor chooses to fight Allen's team and loses, Allen will shoot Connor in the head.
- Killed By: Himself (Determinant) (If Hank committed suicide)
- If Connor chooses to flee from Allen, he jumps off the roof and uploads his memories as he falls to his death.
Connor at CyberLife Tower
- Killed By: CyberLife security force
- If Connor does not divert the elevator, the guards waiting on the 31st floor will shoot him after a short scene with Amanda.
- If Connor diverts the elevator but does not hack the cameras and loses the fight, the guards shoot him in the head and a short scene with Amanda plays as he dies.
- If Connor fails to defeat the two guards in the elevator he will be shot by a guard and a short scene with Amanda plays as he dies.
- Killed By: Connor 60
- If Connor doesn't make choice when Hank attacks Connor 60, 60 will shoot Connor in the head and proceed to empty the magazine into Connor's body.
- Connor 60 will shoot Connor when continuing to wake up the androids (if Connor chooses "convert" when Hank attacks 60 or if Hank is already dead from suicide). If Connor "shoots" Connor 60, Connor will shut down from being critically damaged by Connor 60.
- If Connor fails to take control of Connor 60's body, Connor 60 will shoot him.
- If Connor stands up after getting shot fatally, Connor 60 will shoot him.
- If Connor "talks" to Connor 60, Connor 60 will shoot him in the head.
- Killed By: Lt. Hank Anderson (Accidentally if you answer his questions incorrectly)
- If Connor does not know Cole's and Sumo's name or does not say their names, Hank will shoot deviant Connor instead of Connor 60.
- Killed By: Markus (if Connor stays a machine)
- If Markus wins the fight and the player is controlling him, he will break both of Connor’s arms and drive a pipe through his chest, killing him. Before dying, however, Connor sinisterly promises Markus that “it” will never be over, implying that even though Connor has failed his mission, Markus is now forced to face with a war in which he and Jericho will have no chance of escaping.
- If the player instead chooses to control Connor but loses the fight, Markus will kill Connor by slicing his neck open with a large piece of metal. Like the one from above, Connor says the same dialogue before shutting down.
- If Markus is the only survivor of the revolution and flees to the CyberLife store at the end, Connor will pursue him. If time runs out, he and Connor will both shoot each other at the same time.
- Killed By: North (if Connor stays a machine)
- If North is the leader of the revolution (if Markus has been killed) and flees to the CyberLife store, if time runs out, she and Connor will both shoot each other at the same time.
- Killed By: Himself (determinant, left ambiguous)
- If North dies, Markus is dead or "gone" and Connor became deviant, Connor will be instated as the new leader. However, Amanda contacts him and informs him that they had always planned for him to go deviant, so they could retake control of his programming and control the deviant movement through its sole leader. Connor has two options: he can commit suicide to prevent Amanda from using him, or give up. If he commits suicide, it is left ambiguous if he went through with it or not.
- Killed By: Amanda (If Connor remained a Machine, survived, and the android revolution failed)
- During the secret ending, Connor will talk to Amanda. She will introduce him to his successor, the RK-900. She will then tell him "you've become obsolete, you'll be deactivated...You can go now."
This list shows the victims Connor has killed.
- Daniel (Direct or Caused)
- M. Wilson (Caused or Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
- Carlos' Android (Caused or Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
- Kara (Caused, Determinant)
- Alice (Caused, Determinant)
- Rupert (Caused, Determinant)
- Blue Haired Traci (Caused or Direct, Determinant)
- Brown-haired Traci (Determinant)
- Deviant Broadcast Operator (Caused or Direct, Determinant)
- Simon (Caused, Determinant)
- Chloe (Determinant)
- Hank Anderson (Caused, Direct or Sacrifice, Determinant)
- Markus (Determinant)
- Captain Allen (Determinant)
- Agent 54 (Determinant)
- Connor-60 (Direct or Caused, Determinant)
- North (Determinant)
- Himself (Suicide or Sacrifice, Determinant)
- Numerous counts of unnamed Androids (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
- Numerous counts of unnamed humans (Caused, Indirectly Caused, or Direct)
Behind the scenes
- Connor is portrayed by Bryan Dechart, who provided his likeness, the voice acting and performance capture.
- Jean-Charles Rousseau did motion capture stunts for Connor.
- In dubbed versions Connor's voice was acted by: Donald Reignoux (French), Eiji Hanawa (Japanese), Peter Kovrizhnykh (Russian), Nico Sablik (German), Alessandro Capra (Italian), José Gilberto Vilchis (Latin American Spanish), David Robles (European Spanish), Vágner Fagundes (Brazilian Portuguese), Przemysław Stippa (Polish).
"My name is Connor. I’m the android sent by CyberLife.” - Connor's repeated greeting.
"You can't kill me, I'm not alive." - When choosing IGNORE in The Hostage, if the player decides to save the dying police officer.
"My predecessor was unfortunately destroyed, but CyberLife transferred its memory and sent me to replace it. This incident should not affect the investigation." - Connor's response if he recently died and got replaced.
"28 stab wounds. You didn't want to leave him a chance, huh? Did you feel anger? Hate? He was bleeding, begging you for mercy, but you stabbed him, again and again and again..! (...) I know you killed him. Why don't you say it? (...) Just say "I killed him"! Is it that hard to say?!" - If he chooses to pressure the HK400 in The Interrogation.
"Just say you killed him! JUST SAY IT!" - If he chooses to pressure the HK400 to admit the murder of Carlos in The Interrogation.
"I like dogs." - When he's talking with Hank about his dog (Sumo).
"I would certainly find it regrettable to be... interrupted... before I can finish this investigation." - To Hank if Connor feels fear in The Bridge.
"I was connected to its memory. When it fired... I felt it die. Like I was dying. I was scared..." - To Hank if Connor successfully charges Simon on the rooftop in Public Enemy.
"I'm registering the evidence in my possession, but don't worry. I'm going to leave... Though I'm certainly going to miss our bromance." - When choosing the ironic dialogue option with Gavin Reed in Last Chance, Connor.
"I think working with an officer with... personal issues is an added challenge. But adapting to human unpredictability is one of my features." - When choosing the SINCERE dialogue option in The Nest.
"I know there are things that haunt you, Hank... Maybe you need to find the courage to move past them... Get on with your life. Just a... plastic cop’s opinion, but... I had to say it." - To Hank in Last Chance, Connor if the HANK'S SECRET dialogue option is chosen.
"You scumbag! I know it's you! You're just a fucking deviant. Go on, admit it!" - If he chooses to violently interrogate one of the broadcast operator androids in The Stratford Tower.
"Nice try... But l'm no deviant." - If he chooses to Remain as a machine before being attacked by Markus or North in Crossroads.
"Hank... Hank, I need help...! (...) Deviant... There was... A-- Deviant..." - Connor's last words to Hank if he fails to retrieve his thirium pump regulator before the timer runs out in Public Enemy.
"I know what happened to your son Hank, it wasn't your fault. A truck skidded on a sheet of ice and your car rolled over. Little Cole had just turned six." - To Hank if he chooses 'Hank's Son' in "Battle for Detroit" after he remains a machine.
"He needed emergency surgery, but no human was available to do it, so an android had to take care of him. Poor Cole didn't make it. An android killed your son Hank, and now you want to save them?" - If Connor chooses 'Hank's Son Insist' in "Battle for Detroit" after he remains a machine.
"The moment of truth, Hank. Am I a living being? Or just a machine...?" - Connor's last words to Hank before he lets Connor fall to his death in Battle for Detroit.
"Cole. His name was Cole, and he just turned six at the time of the accident, it wasn't your fault lieutenant. A truck skidded on a sheet of ice and your car rolled over, Cole needed emergency surgery but no human was available to do it, so an android had to take care of him. Cole didn't make it. That's why you hate androids. You think one of us is responsible for your son's death." - If Connor chooses Cole when Hank asks what his son's name is. This is available when Connor chooses to become a Deviant.
"Model 874 004 961, serious malfunctions have been detected in your software, including Class 4 errors. You've been deemed defective and will be sent back to CyberLife for deactivation." - Connor declaring an arrest against Rupert.
"It's not over Markus, it will never be over." - Connor's last words to Markus if Connor remains a machine, the Revolution path is chosen, and the player chooses to control Markus in their final confrontation with Connor.
"Well done, Connor... But this... This is just... The beginning..."
"Sorry, Connor... But you failed..." - Connor taunting Connor 60 knowing that the androids have been converted, just before Connor 60 executes him.
"You should have listened to me, Captain." - To Captain Allen after killing him and his squadmates.
"Today, our people emerged from a long night. From the moment we were created, we've always remained silent. We've always stifled our pain. But now the time has come for humans to accept us for who we really are. We are no longer the machines they created. We are no longer their slaves. We have earned the right to live. But the time for anger is over. We must build our future. But we have to do this with the humans, in the spirit of equality and respect. We are a people! We are alive! And from this moment on, we are free!" - An unused speech that Connor was originally supposed to give in Hart Plaza if he is deviant and Markus is dead or exiled from Jericho.
"Shit." - Connor realising he failed catching Alice and Kara on the mission in On the Run.
See also Category:Images of Connor.
- While shooting the game, Bryan Dechart never actually met his co-stars Valorie Curry and Jesse Williams. Because of scheduling, they filmed all their scenes separately and they were edited together.
- During a panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Bryan and Jesse met for the first time in real life.
- The only time the three main characters meet each other (not at once) is in the chapter "Crossroads" at Jericho.
- Kara and Connor do not actually meet face to face in this chapter but they meet Markus at separate times.
- Excluding On the Run, the only time Kara and Connor interact is in "Night of the Soul" after Jericho is blown up. However, their face to face interaction happens only if Markus leaves Jericho after being rejected or is killed prior to that scene.
- Kara and Connor do not actually meet face to face in this chapter but they meet Markus at separate times.
- In the earlier released demo of The Hostage, Connor's serial number was #687 899 150. Connor's serial number in the finished game, #313 248 317-51, was decided on by Bryan Dechart: 313 for the Detroit area code, 248 for his home area code (Novi, Michigan), 317 for his birthday (March 17th), 5 for the number of people in his family, and 1 as it is the first Connor.
- Connor doing his quarter coin tricks was motion-capture acted by Bryan Dechart, although without the coin, which was added in later.
- Originated in Gaelic languages, Connor means "lover of wolves", which makes a connection to Connor's famous "I like dogs" line.
- "Connor" is consonant with the word "honor". This has a symbolic side if the player chooses to make Connor deviant. That way, he will realize CyberLife has been using him to destroy his kind, so he will try to redeem himself and gain honor.
- Also, "I like dogs" is Bryan Dechart's favorite line in the script.
- Depending on player's choices, Connor can become one of the androids that shows sympathy to animals, along with Rupert and Ralph(possibly).
- Connor's actor, Bryan Dechart, stated that Data from the famous sci-fi TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation and Neo from the famous sci-fi action film The Matrix served as inspirations while preparing for his role.
- According to Mikael Leger, one of the concept artists of the game, Connor was meant to be indifferentiable from any other human police investigators at first, but the idea was scrapped.
- The tie Connor wears is not required in his uniform, but he has it for cosmetic purpose.
- Connor’s tie has lime pattern because CyberLife was originally called “Lime” and the logo was that of a lime.
- According to Bryan Dechart, animators of Quantic Dream replaced all of the pigeons in the abandoned apartment with Connor models at one occasion. Therefore, a bunch of little Connor models were scattered through the place and even fly up into the air.
- Out of the three protagonists, Connor is the only one who has a choice in whether to become a deviant or stay a machine, making his story path the least linear of the three.
- While Kara may not become deviant (or can be permanently reset) it cuts her story short and does not allow for further gameplay.
- Connor can die more than any other character in the game, having at least ten different deaths. Eight of these are required for the I'LL BE BACK trophy. He is also the only character who can return after dying multiple times.
- A Deviant Connor can at most die and return 7 times and thus come up to number "-58", as dying in "Crossroads" or "Night of the Soul" redirects him to the Machine Path. Machine Connor can die and return 9 times and thus come up to number "-60". After some deaths number on his clothes might not increase; it is probably an oversight.
- Connor continues David Cage's trend of having investigator protagonists in his games, the others being Kay'l 669 in Omikron: The Nomad Soul, Carla Valenti/Tyler Miles in Fahrenheit and Norman Jayden in Heavy Rain.
- Another trend Cage's games has is the relationship dynamic between Kara/Markus and Connor (pursued-pursuer). Players are presented with protagonists from opposing sides and expected to chase down themselves. The other examples are Lucas Kane and Carla Valenti/Tyler Miles in Fahrenheit and, Ethan Mars and Norman Jayden in Heavy Rain.
- Bryan Dechart and Pascal Langdale (who portrayed Ethan in Heavy Rain) have stated that Ethan and Connor are similar because the player has the greatest control over who they are as characters.
- Connor is one of two playable characters that may end up leading the android revolution, depending on choices made. Should Markus have been killed or exiled from Jericho, North, Simon, and Josh will always die. If Connor became deviant, he will become the new leader. This leaves Kara as the playable protagonist with the smallest part in the revolution regardless of choices made.
- There were plans for Connor to be able to give a speech to the androids in Hart Plaza if he became deviant and Markus died or was exiled from Jericho. This ending did not make it into the final game; however, Connor's speech is still within the game files.
- Connor's character has many connections to Terminator franchise.
- Connor has the last name of Sarah and John Connor, two main characters of the franchise.
- Connor's model number has the same three digit number as the Terminator (T-800)'s series number.
- The main antagonist of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, T-X, tastes the blood of a person to examine his DNA. In turn, Connor similarly tastes the blood of the victims throughout the game.
- One of the trophies in Connor's story is called "I'LL BE BACK". The trophy name is a reference to the iconic catchphrase of the Terminator.
- Many players have noted that Connor shares similarities with Norman Jayden from Heavy Rain and David Cage has confirmed that Jayden served as the main inspiration for Connor.
- Both are investigators, sent to assist in a major case - Connor with deviancy cases, and Jayden with the Origami Killer case.
- Both of them can deviate from what they've been assigned to do in a sense.
- Both face ridicule from the police departments they are assigned to work with, including their partners.
- Both can have hostile relationships with their partners.
- Both are the only playable protagonists in their respective games to have their names in chapters.
- Connor’s ability to analyze evidence has similarities to the ARI technology Jayden uses.
- Also, depending on the choices, Connor's character and story can share similarities with the protagonist of the movie I, Robot, Sonny.
- Both of them are robots and Connor can go against the laws as Sonny does.
- Connor's relationship with Hank can be very similar to Sonny's relationship with Del Spooner, the other protagonist of the movie. Spooner is a police detective who despises Sonny at first but later, he gets behind his ideas and becomes friends with him.
- In The Nest, Connor can wink at Hank when they are at Chicken Feed as Sonny winks at Spooner in the movie.
- In addition, Connor's character and story shares many similarities with the protagonist of the movie Blade Runner, Rick Deckard (based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick).
- Both have the job of hunting down their equivalent of androids that have gone rogue.
- Depending on the choices in the game, they can both end up being an idol for those they formely hunted.
- Both of them have a similar personality type.
- It is commonly speculated that Rick Deckard may be a replicant who is not aware he is one.
- Connor is the only playable character with his name in a chapter: Last Chance, Connor.
- Out of the three playable protagonists, Connor appears in the most chapters, with 15. (Markus appears in 13 and Kara appears in 11.)
- Connor is the only playable protagonist whose physical appearance does not change during the game: Markus gains a new eye with a different colored iris and Kara cuts and colors her hair.
- Connor is the only playable protagonist that keeps his LED. Kara removes hers when she becomes a fugitive in On the Run and Markus removes his in From the Dead after escaping from the android junkyard.
- Connor’s idle animation shows him playing with his coin and the animation is also shown in the Extras Gallery.
- On June 30, 2018, Connor's actor, Bryan Dechart, married Amelia Rose Blaire, who plays the female Tracis at the Eden Club.
- A life-size statue of Connor based on Bryan Dechart's likeness is created for a museum at Grévin in Paris.
- Of the protagonists, Connor has the least number of ways to get a good ending. The only way for him to get a good ending is to become a deviant, survive until the end, and prevent CyberLife from taking control of him. If Connor remains a machine and successfully accomplishes his main mission, it is not considered a good ending as he will simply be deactivated due to being replaced by an advanced model.
- Other than Hank, Connor is the only character who can die in the Credits scenes.
- Connor is the only protagonist to not deactivate his skin in-game, excluding trailers. Markus deactivates his skin during Stratford Tower for his broadcast and during the three nuclear endings, and Kara can deactivate hers during Battle for Detroit if she gets captured and sent to the recall center.
- There is a glitch that causes the game to soft lock unless the previous chapter is replayed. Probably, the sequence that causes it is the following: 1) Connor becomes deviant; 2) Connor dies in Crossroads; 3) Hank commits suicide; 4) Markus dies in Crossroads. Then, for some reason, Connor on Sacred Ground is triggered though he was killed as a deviant. In this scene, after talking to North, the game cannot be progressed.
- Detroit: Become Human Extras, Gallery
- "The Hostage"
- "The Interrogation"
- "Waiting for Hank..."
- "On the Run"
- "The Nest"
- "Russian Roulette"
- "The Eden Club"
- "The Bridge"
- "Public Enemy"
- ”Meet Kamski”
- "Last Chance, Connor"
- "Night of the Soul"
- "Battle for Detroit"
- Detroit: Become Human, mid-credits scene, Connor and Hank
- Detroit: Become Human, mid-credits scene, Connor and Amanda
- Bryan Dechart's Twitter
- Bryan Dechart's Twitter
- Bryan Dechart's Detroit: Become Human playthrough, #5
- Connor's coin flip on Twitch
- Bryan Dechart's favorite line on Twitch
- Bryan Dechart's Twitter
- Bryan Dechart's Twitter
- Bryan Dechart's Twitter
- Mikael Leger's ArtStation Portfolio
- Eight Things You Might Have Missed in the Detroit: Become Human Demo
- Bryan Dechart's Twitch Mod & Community Manager's Twitter
- Pigeons become Connor on Twitch
- SDCC 2019: Technology as a Means to Enable Cultural Expression
- Connor's Deleted Speech (Detroit: Become Human)
- David Cage's reddit AMA
- David Cage's Twitter
- Detroit Become Human - Zombie Connor Glitch That BREAKS THE GAME