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For a while, he had access to the Dharma stores of food. The timeline on the show was slower than our real-life timeline, so it seemed like they were on the island for much longer than they actually were. Also, he did lose weight: "I'm down a notch in my belt. I'm a big guy. It's gonna be a while before you want to give ...


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According to Lostpedia, the tattoo belongs to the actor and not the character. The words are a line from Strawberry Fields Forever, by the Beatles.


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Season 1 and 2 were supposed to have 24 episodes (the "normal" amount of episodes for a network show), but for season 1 the finale became a double-length episode. With respect to season 3: they planned for 22 episodes, but the finale became a double-length episode. Wikipedia does note the remarkable broadcast schedule: In response to fan complaints ...


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This answer will contain many spoilers if you haven't seen the entire show. First you must understand who/what the smoke monster is. from Lostpedia: The Man in Black was a centuries-old inhabitant of the Island. He was once a normal man with dark hair and steely eyes, but an encounter with the Heart of the Island, brought on by his brother Jacob, ...


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@Johnny Bones is totally correct and provides the correct in-universe answer. I just wanted to add a rather boring out of universe answer to say that the obvious reason is that Jorge Garcia, the actor who played Hurley, simply didn't lose much weight. So whilst we can search for plenty of realistic in-universe reasons to justify this, the fact is he's a ...


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Source Lostpedia: Charlie (as well as the actor who portrays him) bears a tattoo on his left shoulder which reads "Living is easy with eyes closed". This is a quote from The Beatles' song "Strawberry Fields Forever," a song whose lyrics and/or meaning could be considered symbolic of the Losties' experiences, Charlie's in particular.


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We don't definitively know. David Fury was the writer for the first season of Lost. In an interview with Lostpedia, he was asked about the smoke monster: Lostpedia: How much of the Monster’s mythology were you made aware of when writing “Walkabout”? Fury: There was no mythology to speak of in place during the early episodes of the series. We ...


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Weight loss (or gain) is not always due to diet. If it were, every diet would work. Sometimes it's due to Hypothyroidism, which is an underactive thyroid gland. If you have this, it's nearly impossible to combat weight gain without medical help. Of course, Hugo wasn't jogging an hour a day, and there's no telling how many Dharma Cookies he was eating off-...


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TL;DR: In the Purgatory universe, there is no time-like concept, it is sometime after everyone has died (all at different times). Let me explain a little bit more: In the universe of the "Flash Sideways"/"Purgatory" (Where Ben is teacher, Hugo is happy, etc.), there is no "when". The most important hint is given by Christian in the scene in the church: ...


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It's hard to answer this. She had a fake identity ("Monica"). She met him posing as this Monica and fell in love with him. He knew nothing about her former life, and like most people probably wasn't interested in doing thorough digging on her past life. When we meet people, we tend to believe what they tell us, rather than studiously examining their past ...


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I think any medical condition speculation is pointless to even mention. While hypothyroidism may make it easier to gain weight, your body still obeys the laws of thermodynamics. Simply put, Hurley was not eating at a large enough deficit to show noticeable weight loss. It's been years since I watched Lost, but I can't remember any of the characters showing ...


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One of the running themes of the show Lost was embodied in the struggle between Jack and Locke... the whole "Man of Science, Man of Faith" struggle. Locke was a believer in the unexplained and that by following signs of faith, good things would come. Jack on the other hand was a skeptic and always demanded for a reason or an explanation behind everything, ...


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In addition to sanpaco's answer the reason why The Man in Black can go to the Hydra Island is because that island is essentially part of The Island as both islands are moving together through space and time. This means that he in fact never leaved The Island when going to Hydra and didn't break the rule.


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The object were presented by Richard in Season 4, Episode 11 "Cabin Fever". The presented object were (See this page in Lostpedia) A brass compass A baseball glove An old book whose cover bore the title, "Book of Laws" A vial of granules A comic book, Mystery Tales issue 40 from April 1956 A wood-handled knife Locke claims that the knife was his. ...


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The lined, octogonal part of the logo is influenced by ancient Chinese designs. From Lostpedia: Each interior image pretty directly matches up to the Station or profession it represents. For example: The Swan logo is of a swan. The Staff logo is of the medically-relevant Caduceus. The Looking Glass logo is of a white rabbit, a reference to ...


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SPOILERS INTERLEAVED There are a few scenes specifically in the show where we see Hugo overindulging on-island. He was also in charge of food distribution whenever it came up in the show and from his flashbacks we know he has issues with food consumption. From this we could deduce that he might get the bigger cut of food for distributing it to everyone or ...


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No, various LOST creators and show-writers have debunked this theory. According to LOST creator JJ Abrams, the theory is incorrect. The island is not purgatory. From the linked video (emphasis mine): Abrams (When asked if there were any fan theories he particularly liked): The one I like... is the purgatory one, ...


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I think when he had the metal in his leg when trying to break the hatch window, there was a theory that the island itself was trying to prevent Locke from doing certain things. I believe that the island taking back Locke's cured back, thus preventing him from climbing up to the crashed beach-craft and ultimately saving his life, killing Boone in the process....


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It's very difficult to answer this without spoiling a little bit of the series. I have no idea where you are in the series, so I'll spoiler this block: Officially, we don't know why. Damon Lindelof, co-creator of Lost, was asked it at Comic-Con 2011 and said: There are many fan theories on this, which can be found here. However, among them are the ...


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As others have mentioned, the tattoo actually belongs to Dominic Monaghan. However, to answer your other question: Does it carry any significance within the series...? Yes, it does. Eyes, and in particular, opening and closing eyes, are a significant theme in LOST. as shown here: So his tattoo is either It may not have been intentional, ...


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Electromagnetism. The series epilogue The New Man in Charge explains that the Island's electromagnetism damages the mother and baby during the first part of the pregnancy. Dr. Chang: Affix this tracking device around the subject's neck. At which point it will be transported to the Orchid station for the next phase of research. Remember, be sure to ...


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As I wrote in the comments my understanding always was that it was Jacob, who brought DHARMA to the island and this is how they fit the universe. In the end they were not different from the 'Oceanic 816' survivors or the Spanish ship crew. They were people that Jacob wanted on The Island. Whether it was him behind DHARMA creation or he just used an existing ...


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She is not the only one that wasn't healed. Even taking out people with serious injuries there are several cases of normal healing factor or not healing at all: Aaron's (presumably) routine dermatitis. ("Maternity Leave") Ben (aka Henry Gale) is wounded by Rousseau in the shoulder on Day By Day 65, in "S.O.S.", Ben’s wound appears better, but not ...


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He had anger issues and depression at different points in his life. The episode Orientation, shows that he joined an anger management group therapy class in 1995. The episode The Man from Tallahassee shows that Locke later suffered from depression. LOCKE: You think I'm temporarily disabled? GOVERNMENT WORKER: Depression can be temporary, yes. ...


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In the first visit the characters are flashing around through time and Daniel Faraday is constantly insisting that no matter what they do, they can't change anything. "Whatever Happened, Happened". He knows that the island still existed in the future so he knows that he will be able to convince them to bury the bomb. 3 years after that, after the time ...


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Like many other unanswered questions, there's no definite answer to this one. I'll offer a couple of interpretations, however: If you take into account the context of the scene, Ben was talking about Locke, specifically he was comparing him to himself. However, unbeknownst to him, "Locke" in the room was in fact The Man in Black at the time, an entity that ...


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Here is a full list of parent-issue of the show from, lostpedia.wikia.com. And the same wikia link presents the answer too: At Comic Con '06 (transcript), executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse answer a fan's question on the subject and emphasize that this is an important theme which will be consequential in the show. Fan: ...


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Spoilers below! The clicking noise seems to be related to the Smoke Monster's birthplace, the Heart of the Island. Compare its noise to that of the below clip from the LOST season finale.


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I think @thonnor is right but there are some details that I think need to be clearly stated so in attempt to clarify things I'm adding my own answer. First of all you have to understand that Locke lost the feeling in his legs temporarily. When he was struck in the leg from the shrapnel, this was only the beginning of him losing this feeling. He didn't ...


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Two things: Ben wanted to mess with Locke's head and cause contention. This is the first way in which he manipulates Locke through lies and misinformation and it becomes the common thread in their relationship. Ben would have also known about The Pearl station which was where Locke learned about the observation experiment. Ben could very likely have known ...



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