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Locke's faith

  • The episode title "Lockdown" was named for the events occurring in the Hatch as well as "Locke" physically being brought "down". It was also foreshadowing regarding Locke's eventual fall from faith.
  • The episode title "Lockdown" also had (like many if not all other episode titles) another meaning, because it is connected (via the energy pocket below the Swan station) to the monster not being able to use a different human form anymore after xeroxing the John Locke that had become "very special" because of his paradoxical life/death-situation/the Incident. It describes the effect of FLocke becoming "locked down" by being confined to John Locke's physical form. Don't get confused by all the time factors and other things involved and think it through, it's really pretty simple and logical and helps to explain and understand quite a lot of stuff that happened during the series.
  • Faith played a bigger part in Locke's life while he lived on the marijuana commune in "Further Instructions" and suggests that he gradually lost his faith between that time and when he went to Australia.
  • John's tag line has always been, "Don't tell me what I can't do!" and his own bullheadedness leads him to deny his true destiny in favor of choosing his own way.
  • Arguably, John's stubbornness was a good thing, as it brought the Oceanic 6 back to the Island and later resulted in Hurley being made the Protector.

Locke and the Island

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  • There has always been a disconnect between what "the Island" would want and what "Jacob" would want. We see that conflict in a variety of settings. Ben for a long time has been unable to distinguish between what the Island wants and what Jacob wants. When he says in Cabin Fever that he "used to have dreams" and the constant reminder that he has been following Jacob's orders that are written on a piece of paper (we have seen this before but most clearly stated in The Incident Part 2). This shows that he has no idea what the difference is between Jacob and the Island. Locke, on the other hand, does know. He understands that Jacob has a level of power of manipulation of the Island's powers that are very powerful. In order to truly gain control of the Island you must win over the Island's trust and be able to manipulate the Island better than Jacob.
    • I would actually think one would want to be more in tune with what Jacob wants than what the Island wants. The reason for this is simple. It's always been suggested that the Others are in better communion with the Island than with anyone else, that they really are the "good guys" for some reason. While certain people, such as Ben and Widmore, have expressed things in terms of the Island's wishes, most of the Others, including Richard Alpert, seem more concerned with Jacob's wishes. If the Island's wishes and Jacob's wishes are separate (which there is not necessarily any evidence for), then I think the evidence points toward Jacob as being the one you want to listen to. Plus, Locke mostly refers to what the Island wants, himself, so I don't know if he has any more knowledge than anyone else about the truth.
  • Locke would have been a great possible candidate if he wasn't killed but the Island and jacob both liked Locke and this shows that Locke was special and could have done great things later if he could have.
  • Locke's legs failed on his way to the beech craft as foreshadowing that Boone would have to go up in the plane.--Shrutiva 23:44, June 5, 2011 (UTC)
    • Or they failed to symbolize that fate was being mistaken for coincidence. Neither Boone nor Locke were supposed to climb up into the Beechcraft, and Boone was not 'the sacrifice the island needed'. Carlyle was one of the candidates, and it is possible that Jacob was not done with Boone and that he was still eligible. This would make it possible that Locke was died too far away from the island to become a whisper and experienced the same phenomena as Michael did in Meet Kevin Johnson, when Libby was appearing to him.

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