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There are many theories on Wyatt. One of the most convincing is that

Dolores is Wyatt.

When you look back at prior episodes, this makes complete sense. Wyatt kills the "person in charge" which ends up being Arnold, right? Is there any evidence in the series that this is true?

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    We generally discourage pure discussion questions here. I'm going to modify your question slightly to indicate that your interest is whether there is any proof Delores is Wyatt.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Nov 28 '16 at 23:00
  • Please avoid potential spoilers in your title and question. Nov 29 '16 at 8:05
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There is a lot of evidence suggesting this theory to be true, but we don't know for sure yet. It will likely be revealed as a twist in the final episode. Edit: Yep.

One of the main pieces of evidence is from episode 8, when

Dolores is remembering walking through the old, buried town with the white church. She sees Wyatt's massacre firsthand, the event we've already seen in Teddy's memories. At the end, the memory Dolores puts her gun to her head and smiles. As the Dolores who is with William remembers this, she also relives it, putting her own gun to her head. Another piece of evidence reinforcing this is their guns.

We already know from episode 8 that when hosts remember memories, they also relive them, because they have perfect recollection. They can't separate memory from reality. This is also shown and reinforced when Maeve

cuts new-Clementine's throat while she "relives" the memory of meeting and trying to kill the Man in Black.

There are also storytelling misdirections and clues that suggest the theory to be true.

If the multiple timeframes theory is correct, ie. that William is a younger Man in Black (which seems all but confirmed in episode 9), then we haven't actually seen Dolores for a while in the "present" timeframe where Teddy and the Man in Black have been travelling together. We don't notice it because we see the two timeframes intertwined on screen.

Also,

it makes sense from a storytelling perspective that Wyatt, the mysterious person who we've never met but only seen in Teddy's manufactured and falsified memories (Ford recently implanted the Wyatt storyline in Teddy's mind, and he's also a newer host, unlike Dolores, so he can't have been at Wyatt's massacre if it actually did take place 35 years ago in the earlier timeframe), is a person we've already met.

There are more pieces of evidence too. Here's a great rundown on reddit (it's from before episode 9, which only added new pieces of evidence, and didn't contradict any of the earlier ones).

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Now that the last episode has been released ...

It appears that the fan theory was confirmed, and the alter ego of Dolores as Wyatt happened shortly before Arnold's death ... as desired by Arnold in his attempts to prevent the park from opening. As Ford had mentioned in an earlier episode, Arnold had "gotten to close to the hosts" and it affected him deeply.

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