The first scene in Blade Runner 2049 has a corpse, numerous Replicant suspicions, and even a blade runner going to take them out. Throughout this case, it is also Ryan Gosling's Agent K, a Nexus-9 blade runner that descends the rabbit hole in pursuit of solutions to the series' most challenging questions: whether Replicants expect to or should be treated like living beings. And, if that's the case, have they become more human-like than their cold, unfeeling creators? By the end of the story, the revelations K makes have a far greater impact on the world beyond what Harrison Ford's Rick Deckard realized about himself there at the end of the movie.

Yes, movies are fantastic. But, just like in real life, a good fan theory about the world itself always adds intrigue and interest to a plot. We invited our readers to develop the most creative theories they could come up with. The winner is listed below, but first, let's look at the runners-up...

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