Tuesday, May 23, 2006

My Own Lost Theories and General Predictions

These are some of my theories for Lost, made one day before the Season 2 Finale, for Season 3 and beyond. I just thought it would be fun to post some crazy theories now, and then take a look at how they stand up at the end of Season 3 next year (kinda like this post). Well, here goes...

Disclaimer: The ideas below were formulated with the knowledge of all the episodes up until the end of Season 2. For this reason, the following may contain spoilers...

- The sickness that Danielle speaks of is not a biological sickness in the normal sense, but rather a mental sickness. The visions that the Losties that have seen on the island (jack's Dad, Kate's horse, Hurley's friend Dave) are examples of this mental illness. However, the Others are using some method of psychic communication to influence the Losties' actions, by sending images into their minds.

- If the button is not pushed, an incredibly strong magnetic field is generated in the Station 3 bunker. This magnetic field has the power to lure airplanes, boats, or anything else in the general vicinity, into crashing onto the island. We will come to find out that Desmond did indeed forget to enter the numbers once, and that event directly coincides with Oceanic Filght 815's tragic crash.

- Walt is being trained to hone his psychic abilities. He has many abilities, including remote-viewing (can see into the future, ie: see that the hatch shouldn't be opened), he can give the Losties visions (Shannon seeing Walt in the jungle telling her to be quiet), and he also has the ability to will events to occur just by thinking about them (the bird hitting the window). For obvious reasons, the Others will never give up Walt. Therefore, either Michael must join the Others and their experiment/research group, or he will be killed off (since the Losties will never be able to trust him again).

- All the inhabitants are slowly being divided into two camps: good and evil. This war has been going on long before the Losties ever came to the island; even before Rousseau was shipwrecked. Both sides have been trying to build its sides up by using any newly stranded survivors brought to the island. Maybe both groups have their own ideas for how to best save humanity, which is why they are manipulating and testing everyone, to see where they might stand before actually explaining the situation to them. The smoke monster/security system could have been created as an automated way of weeding out certain types of people, but now no one has control over it anymore.

- The flashbacks are actually implanted memories (psychic or otherwise), created by Dharma/The Others to shape the Losties' beliefs of who they are and how they should likely act. Those survivors that break free from their mold and can get past their perceived problems are deemed too strong willed, which is why they are killed off. The "good" people are the ones that fit the Other's ideals and would eventually add something to their community. Much like the later Matrix movies, people are given a choice in the world, but they are ultimately being controlled.

Well, those are some of my big-picture theories that I've pieced together from the multitude of theories floating around out there. Not that i think they are all true and that they all work together somehow. I just wanted to create as vivid and over-the-top ideas as I could, but while still maintaining faintly plausible scenarios, based on what we have seen so far in the first two seasons (minus the Season 2 Finale).

And for a few slightly more out there theories...

- Jack's Dad, Christian Shephard, is actually alive on the island, and he is also the "Him" (ie: leader of the Others) that Henry Gale was referring to.

- The Losties are really just clones in an experiment. This is would actually go hand in hand with the implanted memories theory mentioned earlier, and also explains why there are so many flashback crossovers among all the Losties (because they actually share some similar memories).

- No, they are not in purgatory. No, they are not already dead. No, the whole thing isn't playing out inside the delusional mind of a mentally retarded person in some hospital.

- No, the creators are not making it all up as they go along. =)

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