Elio is the "Advisor" at the Helios Foundation in Luna, California. His real name is Eddie Ippolito, originally from New Jersey, with possible connections to the Ippolito Crime Family. Artisan meets him on his search for Alexander Widmore, learning that the two were good friends, and that Elio acted as a spiritual advisor to Zander.
- Asks Paul Artisan if he is familiar with a philosopher named John Locke. Says he is a "Fascinating guy. 17th century Brit, amazingly advanced. Huge influence on Thomas Jefferson. Locke argued that the highest goal of our intelligence is the careful and constant pursuit of true and solid happiness...he is saying that the best use of our reason is in learning to be happy."