Who is the Man in Black in HBO’s Westworld?

The most plausible theories about the man with no name

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Ed Harris’s character in Westworld is a black hat, in every sense of the word. He’s both an evil cowboy and is trying to hack Westworld for some nefarious purpose.

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That’s ‘hack’ in a literal sense, as in the first episode he set about dismantling the theme park in the most brutal way possible. Like another man in black once said, he killed a Host just to read the map on the inside of his skull.

But who exactly is he? Is he a rogue robot? Is he human? And how does he connect to the original Westworld movie, and the original gunslinger Yul Brynner?

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We looked over some of the theories, but let us know your own!