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MiB works for Jacob. by Albert Awol

MiB works for Jacob.

Richard is the BigBad, for sure. He's the one that keeps Jacob sealed inside that statue. His power isn't really a gift from Jacob. It's a jack. Jacob does not give this power willingly. This is why Richard picks the leaders. Richard simply picks someone corruptible. Someone who would kill his own father, or have him killed. This insures he can keep up the charade. The rest of the others are not in on the arrangement and blindly follow orders. That's why it's so important to keep secret his location and indoctrinate a cult to keep up the charade. It also explains why Jacob and MiB actually share Jacob's agenda.

We all know Richard has the power to save someone from imminent death, causing the recipient to forget a small window of time as if it never happened. Perhaps this gift he gave Ben is given to Jacob periodically as well, making him (like Michael and Jack) unable to kill himself. Knowing he will forget each day, he painstakingly records his journal as a numerical code hidden in plain sight. The tapestry itself becomes a simple substitution cipher he could use to secretly remember all the time he would periodically miss due to RA's time shenanigans. Jacob knows there is no way out but can't even kill himself without Richard just plucking him out of thin air some time earlier.

Watch the S5 finale opening scene again, but from the following perspective: MiB is covertly under Jacob's employ and just following orders. These men are friends, not adversaries.

MiB: Morning.

Jacob: Morning

MiB: Mind if I join you?

Jacob: Please. Want some fish?

MiB: Thank you. I just ate

Jacob: I take it you're here because of the ship.

MiB: I am. How did they find the Island?

Jacob: You'll have to ask them when they get here.

MiB: I don't have to ask. You brought them here. Still trying to prove me wrong, aren't you?

Jacob: You are wrong.

MiB: Am I? They come. They fight. They destroy. They corrupt. It always ends the same.

Jacob: It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.

MiB: Do you have any idea how badly I want to kill you?
(Do you know how loyal I am?)
Jacob: Yes.

MiB: One of these days, sooner or later... I'm going to find a loophole, my friend.

Jacob: Well, when you do, I'll be right here.
(hurry up would ya?)
MiB: Always nice talking to you Jacob.

Jacob: Nice talking to you too.

Together they are (or rather were, but we'll get to that) the light side of our temporal backgammon. Richard and his corrupted gang of faux leaders do not want to allow Jacob to take his own life, for it is the basis of RA's power. Ben got to be the smartest person on the island, John got to walk. These are simply wishes granted by Richard (using Jacob) to ensure loyalty.

MiB unfortunately isn't able to just kill Jacob since Richard can just prevent/undo that. He's got to get a leader to do it. He failed. All the speculation about who MiB is will be for naught when we find out he was but one of many agents Jacob has used in his attempt to break this unending loophole. (Like Danielle's crew) The loophole is something all double agents would know about: get a leader to do it. But in the mythology of the show he's a minor character, not even worth mentioning his name.

Locke, ALL ALONG, has been an agent for Jacob, probably since he was touched after being pushed out the window by Cooper. He faked being paralyzed until reaching the island, as instructed. He demonstrated to RA that he was meek and corruptible in life, because that is exactly what he was until the touch. Locke is just the first to achieve what a long line of double agents bent on helping Jacob haven't: Jacob's death.

From this point forward I'll just detail the technical explanations of the above theory. I'm operating under a very simple assumption: EVERYTHING CAN BE EXPLAINED VIA TIME-TRAVEL. (Much of this is culled from my previous post: http://theoriesonlost.blogspot.com/2010/01/magic-8-ball-theory-aka-function-of.html ) Every unexplainable or weird event on Lost can be explained via time-travel.

How old is Richard? Ancient... but not quite how we expect. Imagine time is a hallway with each day a doorway along an infinite corridor. Somewhere in the temple is today's door. Richard need only poke his head through that door each day to check and see that his head is poking through the door tomorrow. If it's not, he knows he's going to die that day and can take action to prevent it. In addition, any day that is utterly uninteresting can be skipped. He need only signal himself from yesterday to come forward a day in that hallway. Repeating this ad infinitum would have the following effects: Richard would appear not to age, would be around for every event of consequence, and could even show up out of the blue if he knew what was happening ahead of time.

Eloise the former leader (and Richard henchman) is trying her darnedest to undo Jacob's win. Upon reception of Daniel's journal and the realization that she sent it to herself she now has access to an extremely accurate magic 8-ball. The conversation with herself in her mind probably goes something like this: “But if I sent this to myself, why wouldn't I include information that would help me? Unless I had to hide it so Daniel would bring me the journal. That's what I'll do, in my own future. Before I send this to myself, I'll secretly encode each page via hidden text. It will only look blank.” Young Eloise can pick ANY cipher she wants because the choice exists before the journal is sent from her temporal point of view. Suppose it's just lemon juice that one needs to expose the secret writing? Eloise tests her theory and sees more of her own handwriting appear in the book. Now start to think 4 dimensionally and you realize you have a magic 8-ball. Eloise can ask her fu! ture self any question she wants answered and have the answer delivered back in time. This explains many of her off-island actions and interactions with Desmond where she obviously has future knowledge. But the 8-ball has an expiration date: handing a journal to Daniel. This is actually both WHH an ALT combined. WHH is a function of the loop to the observer, while ALT is what someone sitting outside the 4 dimensions would see. Basically all universes are possible, with each appearing to conform to WHH, yet the variables themselves choose /ALT which WHH they live in.

What is Smokey? Smokey was created in the Incident (This should be obvious from the cinematography) . But just like turning the wheel, that bright light when Juliet triggers the bomb causes a temporal event... like Desmond's key but MUCH bigger. Probably 6000 years bigger. DI accidentally creates Smokey and Juliet sends it back to the time of the Egyptians... the time of RA.

Remember: Locke != MiB != Smokey

--Albert Awol, The Voice of the Jungle--

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