In This Place is Death

In this place is death, "Christian" tells Locke that he must die after turning the wheel. When Locke tries to get up and asks him for help, MIB says "No, sorry, I can't". I think this is because MIB would be indirectly helping Locke to his death if he did this: by physically touching Locke, MIB would be helping him get to the wheel, leave the island, and ultimately die. Now, since Locke was a candidate at the time, MIB could not kill him because of the rules (just as he could not kill Sawyer because of the rules in The Substitute). I think MIB wanted to ensure that Locke died by making sure the rules could not in any way prevent John from dying if MIB touched him. Any thoughts?

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