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Lieutenant Hank Anderson is a human in Detroit: Become Human. He is a grizzled, alcoholic detective in the Detroit City Police Department. He works at DPD Central Station, and he hates androids.

Tasked with investigating cases involving deviant androids, he is assigned the RK800 android, Connor, to assist him with deviant android cases.

Biography

Pre-game

Hank Anderson was born on September 6, 1985.[1]

Hank and Jeffrey Fowler were classmates and have known each other for a long time.

Hank graduated top of his class[2] and as Valedictorian[1] of his police academy and joined the Detroit City Police Department. He started out as a beat cop on the streets[1], and he eventually became a police detective.

In 2027 and 2028 Hank was part of the Red Ice Task Force that cracked down on dealers that distributed the drug Red Ice. In 2029, (reported in the news on August 22) he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, making him the youngest lieutenant in DPD history. He went on to secure a number of high-profile arrests and served as an integral part of the task force, continuing to be a member until at least 2031.[3] At some point he joined the homicide division.

Just a month after he was promoted to lieutenant, Hank's son, Cole, was born on September 23, 2029. In 2035, he and Cole were in a car accident, when a truck skidded on a sheet of ice, presumably hitting Hank's car and causing it to roll over. Cole needed emergency surgery and was operated on by an android, because the human surgeon was unavailable due to being under the influence of Red Ice. Cole did not survive, dying on October 11.

Cole's death led Hank into a spiral of immense grief, depression, alcoholism and suicidal moods.[1] Given the circumstances of his son's death, this made him develop a resentment towards androids, blaming them for the death of his son.

His job performance also suffered in the years since then, stalling his once brilliant career. He has received a notable amount of disciplinary warnings and penalties from the department and Captain Jeffrey Fowler.[2][1]

Hank lives in a house with his dog, Sumo. He spends most of his free time at home with his dog[1] or at various bars,[1] such as Jimmy's Bar. He eats out at the Chicken Feed most of the time.[2]

Partners

In "Partners", he is seen sitting in Jimmy's Bar, watching a Detroit Gears basketball game on the wall-mounted TV and drinking a glass of alcohol. Connor arrives and informs him that he was sent by CyberLife and was assigned to assist him on investigations. He will be stubborn about leaving and Connor will have to persuade him to come. If Connor is aggressive and spills Hank's drink, he will become angry at Connor, but still go. If Connor is courteous, he will reluctantly agree to go.

He and Connor drive to the crime scene, where a deviant android killed its owner. Hank orders Connor to wait in the car. Connor, however, will ignore his orders. As Connor approaches the house, an android cop will stop him and inform that he is not authorized to be there. Hank will inform the android that Connor is with him and will be annoyed at him for not staying in the car. Ben Collins, a fellow detective, greets Hank and tells him that the victim, Carlos Ortiz, was murdered by his housekeeping android.

The Interrogation

Hank will attempt to interrogate the HK400, but fail to get a confession or response from the android and walks out of the room. If Connor manages to get said confession, Hank appears to be impressed. If Connor does not pressure it too much, Gavin will tell Officer Chris Miller to forcefully take the HK400 to its cell. If Connor intervenes, Gavin will pull out his gun and threaten Connor to back off. Hank will pull out his gun as well and tell Gavin to stand down. Gavin will be furious. If the HK400 is pressured too much, it will self destruct and Connor can possibly be shot and killed by it. Hank will be shocked by the death(s) of the HK400 (and Connor).

Waiting for Hank

Hank arrives late to work while Connor waits for him. Connor will look at Hank's desk and find that Hank is not there. He can ask one of Hank's co-workers named Officer Wilson about Hank's whereabouts, and the officer will respond that it depends on where he was the night before. Connor can call Hank and observe items at Hank's desk to understand him better.

When Hank arrives, Captain Jeffrey Fowler will tell him to get in his office, to which Jeffrey will inform him that he has decided to assign Hank to deal with the deviant cases. Hank argues that he is unqualified for the job. Jeffrey tells him that he is more qualified than anyone in the department and orders him to stop being disrespectful, as he does not want to have to file any more disciplinary actions against him. In addition, Jeffrey wants Hank to utilize Connor and to cooperate with Connor and threatens Hank to turn in his badge if he does not like the idea of taking the cases. Hank will storm out of his office and head to his desk.

Connor will follow and asks him where can he sit down. Hank will gesture to sit at the empty desk across from him. Connor can talk to Hank about various topics, based on the clues Connor uncovered at his desk. Connor can ask Hank if he can look at the case files on deviants. After Connor reviews the case files, Hank will purposely ignore Connor by looking at his tablet. When Connor attempts to reason with him about getting assigned cases that he does not like, Hank gets peeved and shoves him against the desk partition, telling Connor that he is pissing him off. If Kara is alive, Officer Chris Miller will interrupt and tell him that he has information on an AX400 assaulting and/or killing a man and reports of the case in the Ravendale district. However, if Kara is dead, Hank will head out for lunch.[3]

On the Run

If Kara and Alice stayed at the motel, Hank and Connor will arrive at the Eastern Motel based on a tip they received. They talk to Joseph Sheldon to see if AX400 Kara was here. Joseph recognizes the android. Hank and Connor find out they escaped.

If Kara and Alice squat in-house, Hank will talk to Isaac Falone, a bus employee, about witnessing an AX400 in the area. The police lock down the area and search for Kara. Connor will decide to check the abandoned house with Hank, and he will tell Connor to be careful. Connor will pressure Ralph to tell him where Kara is or find her himself. Connor will call Hank and tell them they are here and chase after them.

An officer will gesture towards Kara and Alice, telling Connor that they are running towards the fence near the freeway. Connor will attempt to climb the fence, but Hank will grab his shoulder and tell him that he could get himself killed. If Connor climbs the fence, Hank will be disappointed. If Connor gets hit by a truck crossing the highway, Hank will be upset.

The Nest

If Connor survives the chase, Connor will be in the car with Hank and step out. When Hank is at the Chicken Feed food truck, he will greet Pedro Aabdar, a gambler, and they will discuss horse race bets. Hank tells him that his last "shit hot tip" made him lose money last time. Pedro will convince him that he will not lose money this time and Hank will give him the money. Pedro will then leave. Hank will get annoyed when Connor follows him out of the car. Gary gives Hank the food he ordered, which is comprised of a hamburger and a soda. Connor can talk to Hank about various topics.

If Connor died in the chase, Hank will be seen ordering food from Gary and will be shocked that Connor is here.

Hank and Connor arrive at an abandoned apartment complex, which they received a tip of from a neighbor that lives next door, who claims that they witnessed a suspicious person hanging around it, attempting to hide a LED under his cap. Hank will tell Connor to knock on the door. There will be no response. Connor will shout "Police!" and will hear noises from within the room. Hank will break down the door, but they will find the room empty. He and Connor investigate the room for clues. If Connor is able to reconstruct events, he will find Rupert, a deviant android hiding in the attic. Hank and Connor chase Rupert through Urban Farms of Detroit. Hank will try to keep up with the chase. If Connor dies during the chase, Hank will be disappointed. If Connor is able to follow Rupert, Hank will catch up and try to take down Rupert. Rupert will throw Hank of the building. Hank is holding on to the ledge of the rooftop. The player has the choice to help him up or go after Rupert. If Connor saves him, Hank will be grateful to him, but will not admit it, and they will lose sight of Rupert. If Connor goes after Rupert, Hank will recover from his near fall and punch Connor for leaving him, which is a negative influence on their relationship. Hank will handcuff Rupert, but he will self destruct. [2]

Russian Roulette

Connor will arrive at Hank Anderson's home, Hank is seen collapsed on the kitchen floor with a scotch whiskey bottle and his gun on the floor. Connor will break in and he will meet Sumo, Hank's dog. Connor will wake up Hank, who is drunk and hung over. Hank will get annoyed that Connor is here and tell Sumo to attack, which is ignored by Sumo. Connor will turn on the shower to get Hank sober. Hank will wake up and Connor will try to convince Hank to come with him to a murder case. Hank will tell him to get him some clothes and Connor will give it to him and leave the bathroom. Connor can check stuff in his house and pet Sumo. Hank will be dressed and head out of the house with Connor.[4]

The Eden Club

Hank and Connor will arrive at crime scene where a deviant murdered a person. Hank will talk to Detective Ben Collins and he will tell Hank where the victims is located. When entering the room, Officer Miller and Detective Gavin Reed is seen in the room and Gavin gets annoyed that Hank and Connor are here. He tells them it is a waste of time for them to be here and insults both Hank and Connor. Gavin will eventually leave and Chris Miller will give his respect to Hank and will leave. Connor can examine the crime scene and finds the victims, Michael Graham was strangled to death by an android.

  • If Connor idles for too long before entering the room, Hank asks Connor what is he doing.
  • In The Eden Club, he will turn down a WR400 and will be embarrassed at explaining it.

The Bridge

Hank and Connor retreats to a park after investigating The Eden Club, A drunk Hank will talk about the Traci's love for one another and will talk to Connor about shooting or not shooting the tracis. In this chapter, Hank will question Connor's existence and purpose and will draw a gun against him. Hank would either kill Connor or spare his life, depending on his wording determined by the player.[5]

Public Enemy

Hank and Connor are seen riding the elevator in Stratford Tower to get up to broadcast room for Channel 16 and Connor will be playing with his quarter. If Connor died in The Bridge, the new Connor will ask why did he shoot him and Hank will say sorry about shooting him. If Connor did not die and is friendly to Hank will take away his coin. Hank will be greeted by Chris, who tell them what happened and introduces them to FBI Special Agent Perkins, who acts very rude to Hank and Connor.

Meet Kamski

If Connor did not get killed in The Bridge, Hank and Connor will approach Elijah Kamski, founder and former CEO of CyberLife, to ask him about the deviancy of his androids. Connor will be asked to execute a Chloe, one of the first androids produced by CyberLife and the first to pass the Turing Test. If Connor chooses to spare its life, Kamski will tell them nothing, but Hank decides that Connor felt empathy and did the right choice. If Connor choses to sacrifice Chloe, Kamski will either tell about rA9, Jericho's whereabouts, or how deviancy works. Either way, Kamski will warn about a coming war between humanity and androids, and Connor has to choose a side.

If Hank did kill Connor in the last chapter, Hank will be disappointed on seeing another Connor.

Last Chance, Connor

Connor and Hank are seen at the Detroit Police Department Central Station inside Captain Jeffrey Fowler's office. Fowler tells them that they are off the case and that the FBI has taken over the investigation. Hank is angry that they have been taken off the case. Fowler tells him that he could not do anything about it. If Hank has a bad relationship with Connor, Hank will quit the police force and if they have a good relationship, Hank will leave the office and go to his desk.

If Connor killed Chloe and learned of the location of Jericho from Kamski, he will automatically go to find Jericho. Connor is determined to find the location of Jericho and asks Hank for help or CyberLife will destroy him if he fails to find the location of Jericho. Special Agent Richard Perkins will arrive to collect the evidence and transfer it out of police to FBI custody.

If they are friends, Hank will let Connor borrow his ID card. Connor will ask Hank to distract Perkins. Hank will walk over and punch Perkins in the face and Perkins will threaten Hank about get him fired. If the relationship is bad or neutral, he will leave the station and Connor will take Hank's ID card and will have to use a prisoner in a cell as a distraction.

Night of the Soul

In "Night of the Soul", if the relationship is hostile, Connor comes to see Hank at his home (in case of the relationship higher than hostile Hank is not met in the chapter). Connor will find Hank sitting at the table with a gun and a photo of his late son. Hank commits suicide after Connor leaves.[6]

Alternatively, if Connor series was decommissioned, Hank will sit at the table with a gun watching TV news about android uprising and playing Russian roulette. The round in the barrel eventually kills him.

Battle for Detroit

Connor at the CyberLife Tower

If Connor becomes deviant and he is about to awaken the androids in the CyberLife Tower warehouse, suddenly Hank comes out, being held at gunpoint by a double of Connor. If Hank is friends with Connor, he attempts to struggle with the double and Connor can choose to save him, resulting in a fight between the two androids. Hank manages to gain the fake Connor's gun but is unable to tell which is his Connor, thus he asks personal questions:

  • If the real Connor correctly answers that his dog is Sumo and Cole's name, he also relates the tragic story behind Cole's death and assures Hank it was not his fault. Hank admits he blames the human doctor who was not available due to being high on Red Ice. He then shoots the fake Connor and permits his friend to awaken the other androids.
  • If the real Connor answers both questions incorrectly, Hank will believe that he is fake and shoot him instead. The second Connor will then tell Hank that he made the wrong choice, and leave. Hank will be shocked that he killed the real Connor.
  • If Connor sacrifices, he will say sorry to Hank while trying to wake up the android. Hank will be shot by the double. Connor will fight the double and depending on the outcome. If Connor wins, he will rush over to Hank, who is slowly dying. Hank will tell Connor that he is going to miss him and that he will be able to see his son again before he dies.

Connor's Last Mission

When Connor is setting up a sniper rifle, Hank will interrupt and tell him to stop what he is doing and he won’t allow him to kill the deviant leader. If their relationship has been hostile the entire time however, Hank will commit suicide before this event takes place, leading to Captain Allen and his team to show up instead.

  • If Connor acts hostile towards Hank and refuses to drop the gun, Hank will turn hostile and fight Connor.
  • If Connor acts friendly toward Hank, Connor will drop the gun and leave the rooftop with Hank.

Credits scenes

Hank has additional scenes available in the game's credits, appearing in two mid-credits scenes.

If Connor and Hank are alive and friends, and had a successful android uprising, Hank is seen waiting in front of the Chicken Feed. Connor arrives, and they smile and embrace.[7]

In another credit scene if Connor's relation is friendly and Connor was deactivated by CyberLife for failing to find Jericho and Kara died or became Zlatko's servant, Markus died in Freedom March. Hank will commit suicide with his gun at home.

Chapters

Appearance

Hank is a tall man with gray jaw-length hair and a full beard. Due to a poor diet and alcoholism, he possesses a small beer belly and a generally disorganized appearance. Hank has blue eyes and a relative retro fashion style. During his youth, Hank possessed short brown hair, as seen in photos and the image that comes up when Connor scans Hank.

Hank has several outfits:

  • A brown jacket over a shirt and dark pants.
  • A warmer, darker jacket over a shirt and dark pants.
  • Three colorful shirts worn exchangeable with the above: "Hippy", "Stripy", or "Streaky".
  • A dark grey DPD hooded sweatshirt.
  • A grey T-shirt and grey boxers.

Hank is far from stylish, and is often seen dressing untidily in private areas.

Personality

Hank was once a competent and courageous person, recommended in his field of work and highly regarded by his colleagues, professionally and personally. Since his son's death, he has changed, becoming gruff and ill-tempered with a low opinion of the world and humanity.[1] He is angry about emotionless beings that take orders without regard to lives, both in humans and androids.

Hank has gained self-destructive behaviors, suffering from alcoholism and suicidal tendencies.[1][4] He is quite aware of his condition, stating that he is killing himself a little bit each day as he can not bring himself to outright suicide.[5]

He is not particular about the letter of the law; as long as it hurts no one, Hank lets it be.[2]

Hank is embarrassed about ordering a prostitute service, even though Connor requested him to rent a Traci for helping to track the blue-haired Traci. He also thinks Connor may have a humanistic desire for companionship, as shown in Connor's insisting on going to Eden Club, Connor being distracted by displayed models and Connor's comment on Chloe.

Hank is disgusted by Connor's repeated tasting of android blood for forensics. Hank also shows in several occasions that he unknowingly wants Connor to act humanely.

He is sick of happy people, and when meeting Kamski wonders how his creator would respond if he meets it.

He does not want to affiliate with anyone but a bartender at the start of the story.

During game

  • The plight of the deviant androids may move Hank, who starts to consider them in a better light and stops blaming them for his son's death. He will help a Deviant Connor and oppose a Machine Connor.
  • If Connor repeatedly dies and returns, Hank is reminded of Cole's death.
  • Hank and Connor may become closer and even friends, making Hank open up about his son's death. If Connor becomes deviant, befriends Hank and survives until the end, Hank seems to form a bond and remains a close friend to Connor.
  • If Hank is hostile to Connor, he may become his enemy, with the two of them eventually confronting and possibly killing each other.
  • Hank may become fed up with everything and quit his job. He finally commits suicide.

Gameplay determinant elements

Possible Deaths

  • Suicide (determinant)

If Connor dies multiple times and has a hostile relationship with Hank, Hank will resign from his job and then commit suicide in Night of the Soul. Hank will also commit suicide by playing Russian roulette if Connor is decommissioned, Kara dies, and Markus dies all before Crossroads (what some players call the Kamski ending.)

  • Killed by Connor (determinant)

If Connor remains a machine in Crossroads and Hank has not committed suicide in the Night of the Soul, he will appear on the Hart Plaza rooftop attempting to stop Connor in Battle for Detroit - Connor’s Last Mission. If Hank attacks Connor and Connor dodges Hank’s attack, Hank will fall off the roof to his death.

If Connor chooses to sacrifice Hank instead of saving him in Battle for Detroit - Connor at the CyberLife Tower, Hank will be shot by the other Connor and die. If Connor successfully transferred his consciousness into the other Connor’s body, Hank will tell Connor that he is just gonna go see his son again, something he has been looking forward to for a long time and that he will miss Connor.

Quotes

  • “You’re starting to piss me off with that coin, Connor.” - to Connor in Public Enemy when taking Connor’s coin away in the elevator.
  • ”But are you afraid to die, Connor?” - to Connor in The Bridge while aiming his gun at him.
  • ”Hang on, son, hang on! We’ll get you help, hang on...” to Connor in Public Enemy if the player fails to put Connor’s heartbeat regulator back in before he shuts down.
  • ”Why did they make you look so goofy and give you that weird voice?” ...... “Well, they fucked up.” - to Connor if the player chooses the ABOUT CONNOR dialogue option.
  • "Sumo!..Attack!...Good Dog."-When Connor picks him off the floor and carries him to the bathroom in Russian Roulette
  • "Err, Jesus! What the hell are you doing?...Ok, just don't put anymore evidence in your mouth, you got it?" (When seeing Connor sample evidence for the first time)

Notes

  • After confiscating Connor's quarter coin in the elevator during "Public Enemy", Hank can be seen trying to perform Connor's coin tricks (If he is friends with Connor).
  • If Connor has died multiple times, he will say that every time Connor died and came back, it made Hank think of Cole.
  • Cole's mother is never seen or mentioned, suggesting that the woman separated from Hank, is dead, or Hank has always been a single father. (At his desk Hank has a sticker with an ex-wife joke[3]; whether the joke is accurate to his personal situation is not confirmed.)
  • Hank seems to own and use a .357 revolver as his personal weapon and uses a semi-automatic pistol, when on duty.
  • Hank seems to like unhealthy food, coffee, drinking, dark heavy metal music, and Jazz music.
  • Hank seems to go to Jimmy's Bar a lot based on matchbooks he has on his desk and is a fan of Detroit Gears basketball team.
  • Hank drives an old car.
  • He has known Captain Jeffrey Fowler for a long time.
  • Hank has a collection of vinyl records at his home.
  • He drinks Black Lamb Scotch Whisky.
  • It seems that Hank likes O'Mansley Donuts, based on what is on his desk.
  • Hank's Evidence Room password is: FUCKINGPASSWORD.
  • Hank does not like it when Connor samples evidence with his mouth.
  • Hank has ornithophobia, the abnormal and irrational fear of birds and seems to show it in The Nest. (Info is found on the pigeons character gallery).[1]
  • The following information is shown on his desk:
    • Hank's phone number is 1-555-436682273, and the last part translates to IDONTCARE in telephone keyboard.
    • Hank may have a record of disciplinary actions including assaults against him when being told how to do his job before the main story begins. In “Waiting for Hank...”, Fowler states that Hank’s disciplinary record looks like “a fucking novel”.[3] At his desk he has a sticker that says "IF YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT. PLEASE GO TO HELL - H.A." (He wrote the word "hell" and initials on the sticker).
    • The other stickers he has at his desk are: Happy People Make Me Sick,Warning To Avoid Injury Don't Tell Me How To Do My Job, and If You're Not A Bartender Then Go Away.
  • He has difficulty using technology, as he states he has enough trouble adjusting the settings on his cell phone.[3]
  • Hank likes getting physical books. He enjoys reading from them more than reading from technological mediums because of their sensory appeal.[8]

Gallery

References

  1. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "The Nest"
  2. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Waiting for Hank..."
  3. 4.0 4.1 "Russian Roulette"
  4. 5.0 5.1 "The Bridge"
  5. "Night of the Soul"
  6. Detroit: Become Human, mid-credits scene, Connor and Hank
  7. Optional banter that can be heard in The Nest while Connor looks for clues inside the apartment. If Hank wanders over to a wall shelf lined with books, he'll comment on them.