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