Why does Jacob seemingly hide out from the others? He he is supposed to be their ruler but yet he has not shown himself. Curious.... Why does Richard serve as a middle man? Why does Richard have no say in anything? Is Richard the only one that gets to talk to Jacob because maybe Jacob is his prisoner - locked in the base of the statue? Does Richard make up the lists given to him by Jacob? Are they in fact his own lists, his own orders, his own rules? Why doesn't Richard go with Locke to see Jacob? Is he fearful that Jacob will hurt him?
I assume Richard is in fact a loyal servant, but the more theories I read here opens up so many possibilities. Who is trustworthy, whos good, whos bad? I think this season will end with a cliff hanger bigger…Read more >
After reading through many theories, I have come up with one of my own. Two smoke monsters existed on the island the whole time. One white and one black. The black one has shown itself to be Locke, the man in black, Ben's daughter, and possibly others. The white is Jacob. It only seems fair to me to believe this, seeing that the two are equal (again, just my opinion). This being true, then that means Jacob can also take the form of the dead and talk to the living, which is why we see "the ghost of Jacob" tell Hurley to take Sayid to the temple.
Now, my theory kind of branches of here, but I continue...
So Jacob has the ability leave the island, as we witness in flashbacks, and I believe he is the purpose of Hurley's insanity. Hurley doesn't …Read more >