65 Things You Need To Know About The Mythology Of "The X-Files"
Nine seasons of abductions, alien-human hybrids, black oil, and super-soldiers can be tough to follow — especially when so little of it seemed to make sense. In honor of The X-Files' 20th anniversary, here's an attempt at breaking it all down.
1. The Syndicate was formed in 1973, when it broke free from the U.S. government.
2. Throughout the years, members included Well-Manicured Man, Cigarette-Smoking Man, William Mulder (Fox Mulder's father), Victor Klemper, Deep Throat, and Alex Krycek.
From left: Well-Manicured Man, Cigarette-Smoking Man, and William Mulder
From left: Victor Klemper, Deep Throat, and Alex Krycek