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Every question I answer will simply lead to another question

Mother, "Across the Sea"

This is a list of unanswered questions that have been asked in Lost, both explicitly and implicitly. Once a question has been officially answered on the show or by some other source, it will be removed from the list.

This list is organized by topic. For a list of unanswered questions by episode, see Unanswered questions by episode. For a list of the mysteries on the show, including answers, see Mysteries.

Note that these questions should be directly tied to the narrative of the show, and specific mythological unanswered mysteries.

Flight 815 survivors

See also: Portal:Main Characters
Character Questions


Mini-cindy
Cindy
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Cindy Chandler/Theories
  • If Cindy was with Charlie when the plane crashed, how did she end up with the Tailies? ("Pilot, Part 2") ("The Other 48 Days")
  • Why was Cindy taken by the Others so much later than the other Tailies? Was Cindy on the list? If so, why wasn't she taken sooner? If not, what changed? ("Abandoned")


Hurley-mini
Hurley
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Hugo "Hurley" Reyes/Theories
  • Where did the nickname "Hurley" come from?
  • Did Hurley cause the collapsing deck accident, or would it have happened anyway? ("Dave")
  • What caused the bad luck surrounding Hurley and Sam Toomey? Is there really a curse? ("Numbers")
Kate-mini
Kate
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Kate Austen/Theories
Sawyer-mini
Sawyer
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: James "Sawyer" Ford/Theories
Libby-mini
Libby
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Libby Smith/Theories
  • Why was Libby in Australia, and why was she leaving? ("?")
Locke-mini
Locke
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: John Locke/Theories, Anthony Cooper/Theories
  • Why do Locke's legs sometimes fail him, such as when he and Boone were on their way to find the Beechcraft? ("Deus Ex Machina")
  • Was Ben really coming to the camp to recruit Locke? ("Three Minutes")


Sayid-mini
Sayid
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Sayid Jarrah/Theories
Walt-mini
Walt
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Walt Lloyd/Theories, Michael Dawson/Theories, Vincent/Theories
  • What did Walt see that frightened him enough to want to leave the Island? ("Born to Run")


Sun-mini
Sun
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Sun-Hwa Kwon/Theories
  • When some of the survivors went back to the island on the Ajira flight, why didn't Sun end up in the past? Why was she still on the plane?("316")

The Others

Main article: Portal:The Others
Character Questions
Others-mini
General
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: The Others/Theories
Ben-mini
Ben
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Benjamin Linus/Theories
Ethan-mini2
Ethan
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Ethan Rom/Theories
Jacob-mini
Jacob
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Jacob/Theories


Mikhail-mini2
Mikhail
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Mikhail Bakunin/Theories

Miscellaneous characters

Character Questions
Mini-Aaron
Aaron
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Aaron Littleton/Theories, Claire Littleton/Theories, Richard Malkin/Theories
  • Was Richard Malkin telling Mr. Eko the truth about being a fraud? If so, why did he refuse to take Claire's money, and even give her $6000 and a free airline ticket? ("Raised by Another")("?")
Mini-Christian
Christian Shephard
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Christian Shephard/Theories
  • Since Christian's coffin is empty, where is his body? ("White Rabbit")
Mini-Danielle
Danielle Rousseau
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Danielle Rousseau/Theories
  • Why is Danielle's clothing and equipment primarily military in nature if her "routine expedition" was scientific/medical?
  • Why did Danielle not remember Ben from stealing Alex when she caught him in a net 16 years later?
Desmond-mini
Desmond
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Desmond Hume/Theories, Penelope Hume/Theories


Radzinski
Radzinsky
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Radzinsky/Theories


The Island

Main article: The Island
Location Questions
Arrow-Mini
Station 2:The Arrow
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: The Arrow/Theories
Staff-Mini
The Staff
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: The Staff/Theories
  • Where does the escape hatch go?
  • Why does the station have a secret room hidden behind some lockers? ("D.O.C.")
Monster-mini
The "Monster"
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: The "Monster"/Theories
  • Why can't it pass through lines of gray ash?


The DHARMA Initiative

Main article: DHARMA Initiative
Organization Questions
Main-Mini
DHARMA
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: DHARMA Initiative/Theories
  • How did Kelvin come to work for the Initiative?


The Numbers

Main article: The Numbers
Mystery Questions
Numbers-mini
The Numbers
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: The Numbers/Theories
  • Why do bad things happen to the people involved with the Numbers?

Infrastructure

There are many things about the Island that seem to be assumed and have not been investigated:

  • Electricity: The DHARMA stations are all powered. What is the source, assuming that Ben was lying about the giant hamsters.

Expanded universe

Waving figure on the Season 2 DVD Lost Connections

Main article: Waving figure
Mystery Questions
MWF01
Waving figure
Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Waving figure/Theories

Jigsaw puzzles

Main article: Jigsaw puzzles

See also


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