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Friday, September 23, 2005
My Lost Theory So, with the second season starting, I thought it prudent to be like every other Lost fanatic and get down in writing my theory of what the show is. It's not Purgatory. It's not Hell. It's not a government experiment. It's a return home.
It's a return to Avalon.
For those who are fans of Shakespeare, or Neil Gaiman, or hell, even the Disney show Gargoyles, you may know the story of the faerie. A race of beings that are magical based, an offshoot of humanity. They were led by Mab, who in turn gave birth to Oberon, who then married Titania. There are an entire race of faerie (many people know of the trickster, Puck, the most), and they call the island of Avalon home.
Now, my theory is similar to the arc that the show Gargoyles used, in that Oberon made some type of decree, and sent all of the faerie into the world of man, posing as humans, with no access to their mystical power, to return at a later time.
Now, my thought is that they were all sent out into the world with no memory of their past, and most likely replaced humans who actually existed. I believe this happened sixteen years ago, and was precipitated by the arrival of Rousseau and her team. After so many years in exile, and the only exposure to humanity before that being the slave ship, the Black Rock, Oberon wanted to do some research.
Cut to fifteen years later. A mystical signal goes out to the faerie that it's time to come home. That signal? Well, it was probably a planet-wide alert, that translated into a series of numbers: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42. Of course, they don't know about it, and it continues to issue, subconsciously forcing each of Oberon's children together, to somehow return... how? By getting on Flight 815.
Cut to the crash. How do 48 people come out of a plane crash with nearly no injuries? All planned... and also because almost all of them are immortal.
I say almost... while most of them faerie-folk, there are some anomalies. The first being The Marshall.
The only reason that The Marshall was on the plane was because he was the factor to get Kate on the plane. Kate is one of the faerie-folk... The Marshall was literally dead weight. An interesting fact that this brings up is with Rose and her husband. There weren't many pairing on the flight, but that one could prove interesting, as Rose is sure her husband is alive. Why?
This also brings us to Boone, the first of the main cast to die. Keep in mind that the only reason he was on the plane, and on island, was because of his step-sister. Shannon, not a blood relation, was the faerie.
Think of another pairing we've seen... or at least heard of. Scoot and Steve. Not sure if they were paired on the plane, but we do know one of them recently died, with Steve being killed by Ethan Rom. Does this mean Scott is safe?
The only other pairing at the moment is Sun and Jin. It will be interesting to see whether or not one of them dies in the future. The only other possibility is that they are both faerie, and somehow connected through fate.
Our next issue is with those who are younger than 15. In particular, Walt, the only one with a blood relation to someone on the plane. And lest us not forget, Walt has some pretty freaky powers. This is because while Michael surely has been cut off from accessing his magical nature, his son, a faerie-human hybrid, is not under the same constraints Oberon placed upon the "missionaries". This will most likely come up with Claire's baby in the future.
Now, onto Desmond and the bunker. Under any expirement, one must create a control, a test scenario completely separate from the other scenarios. That's where Desmond comes in. His memory was wiped, and he took human form... but he remained detached from humanity. Now, the interesting thing here is how he met Jack in the Tour de Stad... honestly, I have no idea. Maybe he was scientist observing the control, and not the control itself. Maybe he knew he was going to be the control, and wanted to say goodbye to his brother, one last time. Yes, brother. The faerie have sometimes been called the Children of Oberon.
So, what about The Others? Honestly, don't know what to think of them yet. They could be the survivors of Black Rock, and the magical properties of the island have kept them from not aging (I'm pretty sure Gargoyles once used the 'one hour on the island indicates one day in the real world' excuse). Of course, this wouldn't explain the broadcast from Rousseau keeping time correctly. Why would they need Walt? Maybe they know he's a hybrid, and he can get them off the island... I don't know.
Anyway, that's a quick rundown of my thoughts so far. I have a few other additions that I'm trying to formulate, and hopefully I can add later... posted by Holz | 1:43 PM | Rant & Rave, Bitches! (8)
That's completely nutty. I can't imagine anyone in TV land would sanction such a bizarre and twisted back story.
Your brain is too good for this show. Find something worthy of complex theories.
Oh dear; as an avid Lost fan, I have to admit thats never run through the ol' noggin. But I dont think any hollywood whores could possibly work up that much creativity, unles ofcourse they actaully have no theory, the script is being written moment by moment, they are going to read your theory and steal it!!!
It's funny you ask about Vincent, because I had a theory that Vincent may have been the mischevious Puck, and that he had been forced to take the form of a dog as punishment or something, but I decided to scrap it because I think it's a better arc if one of the main characters is Puck. Vincent is most likely alive through the sheer will of Walt...
I caved and watched the first 2 episodes last night, but thanks to this post, I watched them with the "faerie" theory in mind.
Hmmm... well seeing as I absolutely live all that Greek God stuff and always planned to write a novel about them returning, I'd love to see that theory pan out...
If you want to read a novel with a similar theme, I'd recommend Neil Gaimans "American Gods" and for a lighter look at the situation, I'd go with Douglas Adams' "Dark Tea-Time of the Soul"
"Let a man get away with fuckin' you once, you stay bent over so's he can fuck you again whenever he damn well pleases. An' if one man can do it? Another will too. An' another, an' another still. So's being fucked, that's yer life. 'Til who you were, you ain't. 'Cause all you are is an asshole."|
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