Having been assigned to the renowned prison, Hackworth is tasked with various duties, including patrolling the yard. Remarks from some of the guards also assigned to Coldridge suggest that not all the men employed there are doing their jobs properly, to the point where their rations of elixir are under threat of being taken away. Hackworth, however, seems to be one of the more dutiful prison guards, even going so far as to inspect the compound, reporting any problems he encounters. The day before Corvo Attano escapes prison, Hackworth discovered a leaking boiler in the prison yard, but did not get around to reporting it at that time.
After Corvo collects the clockwork explosive from the safe in the interrogation room, Hackworth's superior enters the yard and asks him if he has patrolled it yet. After disposing of his cigarette, Hackworth says that he will after reporting the boiler leak, only to be told that "a report's trouble for both of us" and to instead follow his orders. Reluctantly, he does so.
- During the events of A Stay of Execution for Lizzy when Daud visits the prison, the boiler in the prison yard is missing, which could indicate it has indeed been removed for repairs.
- He is the first minor character to be addressed by name in the franchise.
Characters in Dishonored
|Minor Characters (Male)||
Alec • Blake • Boo • Bunting • Byron Alderdice • Captain Ren • Craxton • Crowley • Doctor Galvani • Dunstan • Earl • General Tobias • Grayson • Hackworth • Harold • Jeffrey • Jelly • Lord Brisby • Lord Shaw • Mace Brimsley • Mad Survivor • Magnus • Overseer Archer • Overseer Berthold • Overseer Franklin • Overseer Gerard • Overseer Jasper • Overseer Sturgess • Pratchett • Ramsey • Rodney • Sergeant Heyburn • Stu • Tom • Watch Officer Thorpe
|Minor Characters (Female)|