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Why is everyone so focused on the black box in LOST?

Black Boxes do in fact contain a tracking component that would assist in authorities finding a crashed plane. From the National Transportation Safety Board: Each recorder is equipped with an ...
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Why is everyone so focused on the black box in LOST?

This question already has an excellent answer from GendoIkari, but I see two separate questions. They overlap considerably, but they also don't overlap entirely. The title question is "Why is ...
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Why couldn't the black smoke fly away from the island?

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 ...
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Is there any reason for the absence of Walt in Lost?

In Universe I think the main reason Walt no longer shows up as a main player is because he is being protected by others. There are two ways he could have returned to the island within the known events ...
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Lost purgatory theory

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. ...
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Are back stories in Lost important?

I think there is a strong case that the backstories are important but you should also be aware that the alternate scenes change up through out the series. I personally would recommend you watch them ...
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Lost: Can People Use Stadiums for Exercise?

When I was in University, any student could use the stadiums’ public areas almost anytime they wanted. You had to have proof that you were an active student, faculty, or staff on your person if it was ...
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Is there some deep significance to Dharma Initiative Station's logos?

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 ...
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Did Daniel Faraday commit suicide?

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 ...
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What is the meaning of Jacob's line, "What about you?"

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 ...
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Why was John Locke given choice to select an object by Richard in Lost S04E11?

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 ...
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Where does the gun suddenly get extra bullets in season two of Lost?

Answer: It doesn't, there are two guns. Ana Lucia has a Beretta 92FS with one bullet which is used when she kills Shannon and the gun she uses later was a Glock obtained from Sayid in the ensuing ...
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Why does nobody care that Danielle and Ben hooked up?

Since you are now in season 5, let me just remind you what Ben said in the season 4 episode "The Shape of Things to Come": "She's not my daughter. I stole her from an insane woman. She means nothing ...
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Why does nobody care that Danielle and Ben hooked up?

I don't want to spoil anything for you so I'll answer your question but I'm putting it in spoiler tags for your benefit. At the rate you seem to be going through episodes though I think you have ...
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Lost: System Failure

As far as I remember mainframe computer of Swan site was kept within a semi-spherical shaped structure made of metal i.e metal dome. Ever heard of Faraday's Cage ? No it's not related to Daniel ...
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Was the Island in LOST In another dimension?

My interpratation to LOST is that the Island is a time machine that housed life extension in every concievable way -- and it's purpose was spiritual in that it 'properly motivated' variable sets (...
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When is the final explanation in Lost revealed?

The first three seasons mainly just set up the mysteries of the show, they don't provide many answers, apart from a few answers at the end of Season 3. Concerning seasons 4 and season 5, the creators ...
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Were any of The Others actually native/indigenous to The Island?

We don't know but most likely not. The only individual that is pretty much accepted as an original inhabitant of the island is the woman who raised Jacob and Man in Black and is known as Mother. All ...
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Why couldn't the black smoke fly away from the island?

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 ...
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Are back stories in Lost important?

The flashbacks in the first three seasons of the show are not that important plotwise (other than the fact that characters often reference their backstories), but they are important thematically. The ...
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Is Mr. Eko a mispronunciation of Mistereko?

It's Mr. Eko: Eko and Yemi were separated when Eko shot an unarmed man at the behest of unidentified Nigerian guerrilla members. He did this to spare his brother from having to do so. As a ...
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When is the final explanation in Lost revealed?

I realized, what if all this is some figment of imagination or in some way not real? I would be aghast if this were the case. Be prepared to be aghast. At least on some level. However, the entire ...
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Why is it impossible for women to be impregnated on the Island and survive the whole pregnancy?

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 ...
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Why did Ben manipulate Locke into not entering the code?

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 ...
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Did John Locke have a mental condition?

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 ...
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Meaning of the troubled parent theme in Lost

Star Wars! What I have come to realize being a JJ Abrams/Bad Robot fan for over 20 years is that most of the early TV series (Alias, LOST, Fringe, Revolution, and the very short-lived Alcatraz) had a ...
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Significance of Charlie's tattoo in the Lost series

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 ...
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Is the "Oh oh oh ah oh" chanting before a Lost episode the Lost theme song, or an ABC song?

It's an ABC song. The same chant and logo format is used for fellow ABC program Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. You can see for yourself here, if you have a Netflix account.
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How did smoke monster appear as John Locke while his body was still in coffin?

The spiritual aspect: IMO the smoke monster is not "evil" but rather a polymorphic astral projecting entity that is apart of the Island and integral to it's goals... "You'll be able to cut ...
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Are back stories in Lost important?

Yes. The Back Stories matter. At the end of the day LOST is story that is about "spiritual progress" via saving the Island, as it houses "life extension" on every conceivable level. It also was then ...
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