Sr. Robot está na cabeça de Elliot. Ele é, na verdade, a construção mental de Elliot de uma versão de seu pai que havia morrido anos atrás. Darlene confirma em eps1.8 (episódio 9) que Elliot é quem fundou a FSociety.
Então, no programa, Mr. Robô, estamos caindo no buraco do coelho que é a mente de Elliot. Como o narrador não confiável do programa, nós experimentamos o que Elliot experimenta e acompanhamos com ele.
Em um artigo do Observador :
You knew all along, didn’t you?” Elliott Alderson asked us, his collective imaginary friend, in last night’s episode of Mr. Robot. And the answer, at least on my part, was: “did we?”
I mean, of course it was there all along — Christian Slater’s Mr. Robot is simply Elliot’s own Tyler Durden, a manifestation of his guilt-ridden and damaged mind molded in the image of his father. Of course Mr. Robot isn’t actually Elliot’s long-dead-or-so-we-thought dad, who had somehow been hiding his existence from his own son for 20 years. It was all there, the way Elliott would sink into the background any time Mr. Robot addressed FSociety, the way Mr. Robot would participate in discussions but the other members wouldn’t exactly acknowledge his input. Mr. Robot was always in the backseat of the car, or appearing at just the right moment not to interfere, but to dispense advice. We knew. We knew all along.
Como uma nota adicional, a peça de piano tocando no final deste episódio de Mr. Robot é uma capa de piano de "Where is My Mind" de The Pixies, que é a mesma música que toca no final de Fight Club .
versão do Clube de Luta (The Pixies):
Robô Versão (Maxence Cyrin):