Has the Man in Black/Samuel/Nemesis been influencing Locke the whole time?

Like since the crash. There seem to be some lingering camera pans and shots of Locke that don't really make sense for some certain episodes as a standalone. And sometimes Locke's personality would. . . shift and seem out of character; not completely taking over, but sort of coming through a bit, ya know? Have the creators been planning it from the beginning? I dunno, maybe I'm just crazy.

And I know the Man in Black didn't use Locke's body after 316 crashed, but maybe he was using it earlier to gain knowledge of his future facade.

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