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Aiden, also known as Chicken Little, is a junior member of The Undersiders.

PersonalityEdit

A quiet, solemn boy who worries a lot.[1]

He had regular nightmares and intermittent sleepwalking, screaming in the night, until one night he dreamed about space-whales. After that, they stopped.[2][1]

RelationshipsEdit

TattletaleEdit

Tattletale taught him about things, about what specifically is unspecified. He grew accustomed to people swearing from being around Tattletale's men.[3]

AppearanceEdit

He is still young and small with typical bad posture.[4]He carried a pigeon with him when he first got his powers,[5][3] Now he is accompanied by flocks of birds.

Abilities and PowersEdit

He can see through birds' eyes when he isn't controlling them and, when he is controlling them, the birds go where he 'pushed' and moved away from where he 'pulled'.[2] He cannot control them individually, rather he sets 'invisible flags' or rally points where birds get pulled towards. Alternatively this can be used to make the influenced birds move in a wave, told to attack targets on their way and similar actions.[6] His control was fine enough to make an individual pigeon hop from one knee to the other, then back again.[5]

He was later seen controlling a flock of birds, and can likely control full flights of such.[6]

Aiden triggered with a bud of Taylor's Administrator Shard that allows him to control small simple life forms. In his case, birds.

HistoryEdit

BackgroundEdit

Full history is unknown but was presumably the son of Brockton Bay natives.

Post-Slaughterhouse NineEdit

Taken in by Taylor Hebert and moved into her headquarters along with other children that were orphaned by The Nine. Cared for by Charlotte[2]

Post-EchidnaEdit

Drew a picture after having strange dreams of space-whales, after Skitter came home the night her identity was revealed.[2][1]

Post-TimeskipEdit

Triggered from an old nightmare, the first in a long time, a day before Gold Morning,[2] possibly with the return of the Slaughterhouse nine.

Gold MorningEdit

Was at the gathering before the Undersiders went to the Cauldron meeting.

Aiden was no longer staying with Charlotte.[7] He was being taught by Tattletale, and looked after between lessons by her soldiers, although Charlotte still checked up on him.[3]

Early-WardEdit

Kept Tattletale company when she met with an old Brockton Bay resident.[8]

TriviaEdit

  • It is not canon that Aiden's last name is Hitchcock.
  • Chicken Little's name is pegged as Aiden as it is spelt different ways in story and in WOG.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Interlude 22.x
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Interlude 26
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Interlude: End
  4. The fact that everyone was waiting for the hooded executioner to lead the kid villain away gave me a chance to observe and think- he wasn’t good at projecting his voice. His frame was more similar to Kenzie, but he slouched some like Chris did. Chris, though, had a natural volume, possibly because of subtle changer effects. I felt an urge to coach him, and correct something that seemed so obvious, which might have been why I was fixated on it. - Excerpt from Pitch 6.8
  5. 5.0 5.1 Excerpt from Extinction 27.1
  6. 6.0 6.1 Writebow: Can't control them indviidually

    [...]

    Writebow: Sets invisible flags. Birds get pulled to that point.

    Writebow: Or uses flag to have them all move in a wave, attacking on the way, etc. - Comment by Wildbow archived on Spacebattles
  7. Cockroaches 28.6
  8. Glare 3.1

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