|“||Even though what you did was wrong, you’re still a good kid. And that guy was a prick. Sometimes that matters more.||”|
— Edward Alderson
Edward Alderson was Elliot Alderson's father. He was the owner-operator of Mr. Robot, a computer store in Bergen County, New Jersey. Elliot remembers his father fondly, including memories of trips taken to NYC and the shore. In contrast, his wife is remembered as being abusive toward their children. Before opening his business, he was a software engineer at E Corp, where he contracted leukemia while working on a project there, one of a number of employees to do so.
He initially only revealed his sickness to his son, Elliot, swearing him to silence. When Elliot eventually told his mother, Edward reacted by shoving his son, who accidentally fell out of a second story window. He instantly showed remorse as he and his wife brought him to a hospital.
Edward died in 1995 at the age of 45.