Warning: This list contains spoilers for the entire Alien franchise.
Ever since the first chestburster exploded out of Kane and onto the big screen, fans of the Alien franchise have tried desperately to work out the mysteries of Xenomorph mythology. The six features in the Alien saga (eight if you include the less-than-stellar Alien vs. Predator films) have each expanded the lore in new and unexpected ways. Even with 40 years' worth of films to draw from, a lot of nagging questions about the franchise remain. Why did the Engineers create the Xenomorphs? Why is Ripley so important? And what's with David's flute fascination?
We may never learn the answers to these questions, but that hasn't stopped the internet from trying. Dozens of fan theories exist on the web that aim to tie the films together in a more cohesive way. Many are completely ridiculous, but others genuinely make the films better. Only you can choose which fan theories are essential to the franchise - and which should be thrown out the airlock for good.
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The Engineers David Wipes Out In 'Covenant' Aren't Really Engineers
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The Engineer In 'Prometheus' Kills Weyland For His Arrogance
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David Is Responsible For The Events In The Original 'Alien' Film
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The Xenomorphs Are A Natural Species, Not A Creation Of The Engineers
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The Engineers Created The Black Goo To Wipe Out Humanity
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The Black Goo Is Xenomorph DNA