|“||A gun for hire, Jackie is a highly skilled assassin. In the Wild West setting, he'd surely be a gunslinger or a bounty hunter. 2077 has him as a cyberpunk, just outside the big league. And he really wants to get into the game.||„|
— Cyberpunk 2077 Demo Highlights
Jackie Welles is a character in the upcoming video game Cyberpunk 2077. He is one of V's early points of contact as well as the player's partner during several missions. He is Spanish-speaking and has no love for Scavengers.
Jackie plays a major role in the Cyberpunk 2077 48-minute gameplay reveal, serving as V's partner on the mission Breaking Through, wherein V is tasked with rescuing Sandra Dorsett from the Scavengers before they harvest her body.
In the 2019 E3 cinematic trailer Jackie accompanies V on a mission from Dex to steal a special cybernetic augmentation chip. Although the chip is successfully retrieved, V essentially botches the mission by drawing too much attention to the theft and Jackie is killed in the ensuing firefight, leaving V heartbroken and wracked with guilt.
- As a teenager Jackie joined Valentinos gang, but ditched it after a few years when his mother found out. He always wanted to be his own master so eventually settled on a career as mercenary.
- Friendship, loyalty and family ties are what drives him. To Jackie, blood is always thicker than water. He’s a rock-solid, composed professional who respects other mercs. Eventually he wants to provide for his own family and live in luxury, but he’s getting impatient because this is still just an elusive dream.