When Locke explains his first encounter with the smoke monster he describes it as a beautiful bright light. Well what if this was a different form of smoke monster, maybe the MIW, Jacob is able to transform into his own smoke entity which is true to his appearance in the incident as white. Further, could jacob now be manifesting himself into images of MIB'S past like the boy, to manipulate him as what the boy says is similar to what he as Alex says to Ben? Could this be why Jacob accepted his loophole death without fighting and stirring Ben? Is jacob death all part of his own loophole to succeed over the MIB????