|“||Every hacker has her fixation. You hack people, I hack time.||”|
Whiterose is a hacker affiliated with the Dark Army. She is a Chinese transgender woman with an obsession for managing her time. When she and Elliot Alderson meet, she gives Elliot three minutes to discuss the attack on E Corp. Her motivations are not explicitly explained and when Elliot asks why she is helping fsociety she does not reply as Elliot had exceeded his allocated three minutes.
Whiterose's public identity is as a man, Minister Zheng, the Chinese Minister of State Security. In this capacity, she hosts an FBI investigative team looking into the hacking of E Corp's Chinese back-ups.
Interaction with Phillip PriceIn the final scene of “eps1.9_zer0-day.avi”, Whiterose arrives at Phillip Price's home, where she discusses the hack with Price. In this scene, she is dressed as a businessman and the mannerisms of a male business executive. Notably, she has her watch and signature minute timer, which sounds as the two talk. Whiterose maintains a male persona when she interacts with Price; as they talk about E Corp's upcoming E-coin enterprise she uses a male voice while dressing as a man. Whiterose appears to live in an extravagantly decorated house, but the location is unknown. (“eps2.2_init1.asec”)
The FBI in China
During an FBI reception at Whiterose's home in China (“eps2.3_logic_b0mb.hc”), Agent Dominique DiPierro, finds her room full of clocks while looking for a bathroom. Whiterose appears and explains to Dom that she keeps so many clocks around as a constant reminder of her own mortality. Later, Whiterose takes Dom to a bedroom she claims is her sister's. She shows Dom traditional, elaborate Chinese dresses as they continue a coded discussion of mortality and identity. The next day, Dom recounts this interaction to her colleague and mentions that Whiterose does not have a sister.
- Her hacking skills are not yet known.
- Whiterose is an anagram for otherwise.