A few things we know (or at least think we know):
- It seems that Jacob is the leader of both Island LOST and The Others.
- The Others are in opposition to Dharma.
- It also seems that Jacob is the one that brings people to the island.
It could stand to reason then that Jacob is responsible for bringing both the Others and Dharma to the island.
We know the Others look to Jacob as their leader, but, in a way, so does Dharma. Remember Karl and the brainwashing in Room 23? Dharma was using a video that had the screen cap “God loves you as He loved Jacob”.
It just feels like to me that even Dharma has a reverence for Jacob, but why?
I keep going back to the conversation that Jacob had with his nemesis:
I really think that conversation is really important to the whole story of the island. I mentioned before, I really think that both Jacob and the other guy dressed in black are the two gods of the island. Here’s the transcript of their conversation:
GRAY-HAIRED MAN: Morning.
BLOND MAN: Mornin’.
GRAY-HAIRED MAN: Mind if I join you?
BLOND MAN: [Shaking his head] Please. Want some fish?
GRAY-HAIRED MAN: Thank you. I just ate.
[The gray-haired man sits down not far away.]
BLOND MAN: I take it you’re here ’cause of the ship.
GRAY-HAIRED MAN: I am. How did they find the Island?
BLOND MAN: You’ll have to ask ’em when they get here.
GRAY-HAIRED MAN: I don’t have to ask. You brought them here. Still trying to prove me wrong, aren’t you?
BLOND MAN: You are wrong.
GRAY-HAIRED MAN: Am I? They come. They fight. They destroy. They corrupt. It always ends the same.
BLOND MAN: It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.
[The gray-haired man stares at his compatriot.]
GRAY-HAIRED MAN: Do you have any idea how badly I wanna kill you?
BLOND MAN: Yes.
GRAY-HAIRED MAN: One of these days, sooner or later… I’m going to find a loophole, my friend.
BLOND MAN: Well, when you do, I’ll be right here.
GRAY-HAIRED MAN: Always nice talking to you, Jacob.
JACOB: Nice talking to you, too.
It just seems so epic that you have one guy in white, one in black, talking as if they are the ones in control of everything. One (god in black) can’t kill the other (god in white) for an unknown reason, meanwhile the other (god in white) brings people to the island to the utter disgust of the other (god in black).
Could Jacob possibly not be all that of a good god? He brings people to the island who, in the words of the god in black, will fight, destroy, and corrupt. Just look at the island folk – all of them fight, destroy, and are subject to corruption. If he’s right about Jacob sets all this up, this paints Jacob in the light of a god pitting people against each other just for kicks (or in the name of “progress”). So could it be that the god in black isn’t necessarily motivated to kill Jacob but to stop the madness? Of course it takes his death to stop him, but the focus is to stop him.
Of course it could be a power grab, but from this angle, it almost feels like the god in black could actually be the good guy. The people on the island are either following Jacob thinking they are good guys fighting to please Jacob or save the world through experiments. And they follow/respect him because he brought them to Island LOST — even if they don’t know it.
I don’t know where this leaves us, but it sure is fun to think and talk about.