"But know this -- he will lie -- a long time. He will lie." --Danielle Rousseau
In a show that seems to pride itself on slow, elaborate exposition, perhaps no single statement has been proven true as many times (or as stunningly) as this one. Benjamin Linus lies, and he does it a lot. Some have said that he lies every time he opens his mouth. I wouldn't go that far, but it's pretty close, as I found out when I started calculating exactly how many times the Others' leader is less than truthful. I call this measure the Linus Veracity Index.
"Less than truthful" is the key here. Not every statement he makes is a cut-and-dried lie, and he's also been known to make lies of omission. Sometimes, he asks questions that can't have a truth value b…
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