Originally Posted by Stereodude
I can sort of see why they would think that. If they hadn't harped on the fact that his Dad died as a central theme in the show I would say it would be plausible. But we now know Mr. Robot is the image of his Dad. Him being alive and real would undermine the reason why they're trying to take down Evil Corp.
Of course he didn't know Darlene was his sister so I suppose anything is possible. I guess he could be a horribly unreliable narrator who convinced himself that his father is dead, but that would require him to be misrepresenting his relationship with Angela to the viewers. As well as Tyrell's conclusion that he was after revenge.
I wrote this for the IMDB boards and I guess the writers could cheat and make him real, but these 2 things would be hard to explain
Having been reading the various recaps around the web and can't believe anyone still thinks Mr Robot is real. Gizmodo, IGN, Vulutre all think he is real or are still unsure.
There has only been one time where both Mr. Robot and Elliot where both addressed at the same time, and that was the drug coma dream scene. So it was meaningless. All the other times was Elliot acting like Elliot, Elliot projecting Mr. Robot, or Elliot have conversations with Mr Robot in his head.
You can not rely pn any info through Elliot as he schizophrenic. Just like the guy in Fight Club. The only two pieces of proof you need to know he is not real are:
1) The whole reason Elliot and his sister are doing this is that they blame E-Corp for their father's death. He has no reason to fake his death, not tell his children and then come back and help them and they don't recognize their own father in the group.
2) You can't dispute physical proof. Mr. Robot looks the same and is even wearing the same clothes as in the pictures from Elliot's childhood as he is now.
Here is a pic from Elliot's childhood. Let's be generous and say he is about 10 years old here. Notice the jacket, the undershirts, the hairline, the slight graying of the beard.
Now present day, Elliot is an IT guy at Allsafe and had to graduate college so lets be generous again and say he is about 25 years old now. Here he is talking to Mr Robot at the arcade. Notice same jacket, same undershirts, same hairline, same graying of beard some 15 years later.
The only way for Mr. Robot to be real is time travel, clone or he is a Robot
Bonus Tip: Mr.Robot's password word for the encrypted family photos was most likely Mr.Robot.