A New Protagonist
The original Infamous titles starred Cole McGrath, a bike messenger with the power of electricity who died in Infamous 2. Second Son put you in the shoes of Delsin Rowe, a Native American with the ability to absorb powers from other Conduits. While he didn’t grow on everyone, he did end up canonically saving the Conduits locked up in Curdun Cay and kicking off the second age.
His time is done for the moment, but it’s worth noting that the Second Son loading screens mention that the military took control of Conduit hunting operations before the DUP was founded. Problem is, the military was rarely able to capture Conduits without casualties. A game set before Second Son would be able to expand on what we know and see how that game’s antagonist Augustine rose to power.
It’s during this time, three years after Infamous 2, that we learn the military is handling everything related to Conduits. We meet our protagonist, a Japanese teenage girl around the age of 14 and 16. She and her mother have been living in Chicago for years, her mother able to hide her from the government because she’s a government agent. Her mother falsifies reports, gives agents fake leads, and straight up alters her medical records, anything she can to remain off the government’s radar. The protagonist is able to live a fairly normal life, but that starts to get complicated when the military shows up and locks off the city after hearing about four other Conduits loose in the city.
Over the course of the game, she learns that these four Conduits are a drug dealer, a crime lord, one of her teachers, and the younger brother of her best friend.