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As Elliot in the TV series Mr. Robot (2015)
Occupation: computer security analyst



"But I'm only a vigilante hacker by night.
By day, just a regular cyber security engineer, employee number ER28-0652."

"Hacking her was simple.
Her password: Dylan 2791.
Favorite artist and the year in which she was born, backwards."
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As Thomas A. Anderson in The Matrix
Alias: Neo
Occupation: former software engineer, hacker

"I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid... you're afraid of us. You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin. I'm going to hang up this phone, and then I'm going to show these people what you don't want them to see. I'm going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you."


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As Seymour Birkhoff in Nikita (2010)
Alias: Shadow Walker
Occupation: head engineer from Division, a secret government-funded organization
Arrested after trying to gain access into the Pentagon networks from his college dorm. Now works for Division.

Nikita: Don't call me Niki.
Birkhoff: Then don't call me Nerd.


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As Kate Libby in Hackers (1995)
Alias: Acid Burn
Occupation: Student

"I hope you don't screw like you type."


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As Luther Stickell in Mission: Impossible (1996), and MI2, MI3, and MI4.
Occupation: computer hacker and phreaker, works for the fictional IMF division of the CIA
Aliases: The Net Ranger. Phineas Phreak

"There was never any physical evidence I had anything to do with that... that... that exceptional piece of work."


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As Edward Snowden in the film Snowden (2016), based on actual events.

Snowden, a former CIA and NSA employee leaked a top secret mass surveillance programme from the US and UK.

Alias: Verax; The True HOOHA
Occupation: infrastructure analyst, hacker

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As Trinity in The Matrix (1999)

In The Matrix Reloaded (2003), she hacks into the city's power grid.

Trinity: My name's Trinity.
Neo: *The* Trinity? Who cracked the IRS d-base?
Trinity: That was a long time ago.
Neo: Jesus...
Trinity: What?
Neo: I just thought... you were a guy.
Trinity: Most guys do.


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As Dade Murphy in Hackers (1995)
Aliases: Crash Override, Zero Cool
Occupation: Student
Arrested after crashing 1,507 systems in one day and causing a single-day 7-point drop in the NYSE.

"Mess with the best, die like the rest."

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As Julian Assange (WikiLeaks's founder) in the Underground (2012) film.
Alias: Mendax
Occupation: Student

Underground is based on the 1997 novel Underground: Tales Of Hacking, Madness And Obsession On The Electronic Frontier, which is based on real facts.


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As Chloe O'Brian in 24 (2001)
Occupation: analyst at Counter Terrorist Unit
Jack's friend.

Tony Almeida: There's a program for that?
Chloe O'Brian: No, so I wrote one for it.



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As Barbara Gordon in Birds of Prey (2002)
Alias: Oracle
Occupation: crime fighter (ex-Batgirl), teacher
Her father is Commissioner James Gordon.

"Just because something looks simple doesn't mean it is... and nothing worth having in this life is easy."


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As Cisco Ramon in The Flash (2014) tv series
Occupation: scientist at S.T.A.R. Labs




Cisco: Who's the best hacker in the world people?
Barry and Caitlyn: Felicity Smoak.
Cisco: What is wrong with you two? That's not friendship.
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As Felicity Smoak in Arrow and The Flash TV series.
Occupation: Member of Oliver Queen's team, vigilante

Felicity was ranked 2nd in the National Information Technology competition when she was 19 years old and has graduated MIT with a master's degree in Cyber Security and Computer Sciences.

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As John Connor, in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Occupation: Student, fighter, future leader of the Human Resistance

In one episode, he hacks into the LAPD systems. He also extracts a Terminator's chip and hooks it up to his home computer.

John Connor: Have you ever hacked one of those [a terminator's chip]? Ever read what’s on it?
Cameron: No, but you have.


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As Edward Snowden in the short film Verax (2013), based on actual events.

Snowden, a former CIA and NSA employee leaked a top secret mass surveillance programme from the US and UK. Now seeks refuge.

Alias: Verax; The True HOOHA
Occupation: infrastructure analyst, hacker

"This is something that is not our place to decide, the public needs to decide whether these programs and policies are right or wrong, and I'm willing to go on the record to defend the authenticity of them."



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As Chloe Sullivan in Smallville
Alias: Watchtower
Occupation: Crime fighter, reporter, manager of the Isis Foundation
She was arrested for hacking into a government database (season 7)
The inspiration for Chloe's abilities in Smallville came from Oracle of the comics.

"Whatever happens in cyberspace stays in cyberspace."


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As John Connor, in Terminator Salvation
Occupation: fighter, leader of the Human Resistance

He hacks into and takes control of Skynet robots.

"There is a storm on the horizon. A time of hardship and pain. This battle has been won, but the war against the machines races on. Skynet's global network remains strong, but we will not quit, until all of it is destroyed. This is John Connor. There is no fate, but what we make."

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As Seymour Birkoff (and Jason Crawford, Birkoff's twin brother) in La Femme Nikita (1997)
Occupation: head engineer from Section One, a secret government-funded organization

"He won't put up much of a fight, most of these scientists are pretty lame. I'm an exception."

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As Marshall Flinkman in Alias
Occupation: tech geek at the CIA

Marshall Flinkman: Listen, I know I've been somewhat impressed with myself in the past, but this time I am, like, freaking out about it.
Arvin Sloane: Marshall, could you just tell me what?
Marshall Flinkman: I used a signal lost recovery procedure to examine the low-level data sector. I created a raw image ...
Arvin Sloane: Marshall! What did you do?
Marshall Flinkman: I found Valenko. I mean Calder. Well, it's the same guy, right? Well, I found him!

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As Angela Bennett in The Net (1995)
Occupation: software engineer

"Just think about it. Our whole world is sitting there on a computer. It's in the computer, everything: your, your DMV records, your, your social security, your credit cards, your medical records. It's all right there. Everyone is stored in there. It's like this little electronic shadow on each and everyone of us, just, just begging for someone to screw with, and you know what? They've done it to me, and you know what? They're gonna do it to you."



Jack: Computers are your life, aren't they?
Angela: Yes. The perfect hiding place.

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As Nomi Marks in the Sense8 (2015) TV series.

"If the government can use this shit to spy on us, why shouldn't we be able to spy on them?"

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As Stanley Jobson in Swordfish (2001)
He was arrested after infecting the FBI's Carnivore program with a computer virus, delaying its deployment by several years. Now he is free and has a mission.

"Nothing is impossible."
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As Nikita in the Nikita (2010) TV series
Occupation: rogue spy


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As Emmanuel Goldstein in Hackers (1995)
Alias: Cereal Killer

"FYI man, alright. You could sit at home, and do like absolutely nothing, and your name goes through like 17 computers a day. 1984? Yeah right, man. That's a typo. Orwell is here now. He's livin' large. We have no names, man. No names. We are nameless!"

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Average listal rating (50 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 0
As Nolan Ross in Revenge (2011)
Occupation: tech entrepreneur


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As Ramon Sanchez in Hackers (1995)
Alias: Phantom Phreak

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As Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Occupation: surveillance agent

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As Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Alias: Wasp
Occupation: surveillance agent

"Everyone has secrets."


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As the secretive Darlene on Mr. Robot (2015)



"Dude, come on. I wrote that rootkit."
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As Nick Hathaway in Blackhat (2015)

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As Chen Lien in Blackhat (2015)

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Average listal rating (105 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
As Lola Jensen in Suits (2011)
Occupation: a biologist with exceptional talent in hacking

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Average listal rating (532 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
As Lyle in The Italian Job (2003)

He hacks into LA's Dept of Transportation in order to change the lighting of the traffic signals.

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As Kevin Mitnick in Takedown (2000)
Alias: Condor

Takedown is based on real facts.
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As Paul Cook in Hackers (1995)
Alias: Lord Nikon

"Zero Cool? Crashed fifteen hundred and seven computers in one day? Biggest crash in history, front page New York Times August 10th, 1988. I thought you was black man. YO THIS IS ZERO COOL!"
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As Matt Farrell in Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
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As Rachel Gibson in Alias
Occupation: analyst at The Shed, a criminal organization disguised as a black ops branch of the CIA
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As Charlie Eppes in Numb3rs
Occupation: FBI math consultant, professor of Applied Mathematics
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As Eugene Belford in Hackers (1995)
Alias: The Plague
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A list of memorable fictional hackers in films and TV shows.

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Posted: 4 years, 10 months ago at Jun 9 2:29
Summer Glau as Orwell in The Cape
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Jul 17 14:03
Suggestion: Eleanor Green (Laura Linney) in Man of the Year (dir. Barry Levinson).
Posted: 4 years, 8 months ago at Aug 24 20:07
Great list!
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jul 18 8:10
Man, the Real Napster never gets any respect.

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