This is a “brief” biography of LOST characters. It is not
meant to be a complete listing and history but only a guide to help people new to
The Big Three
Dr. Jack Shephard played by Matthew Fox.
Jack is a survivor of the Flight 815 crash. He was traveling home from Australia with deceased father. Like his father, Christian Shephard, Jack was a
Spinal surgeon at the St. Sebastian Hospital in Los Angeles. His father left L.A. for Australia after Jack exposed him for drinking on the job.
Reluctantly Jack has become the leader of the 815 crash survivors, though some people in the community fell that they do not answer to anyone. Jack is
looked to for help by his fellow survivors because of his leadership skills and because he is a doctor. Often when something bad happens someone will
run to Jack for help.
At the end of Season Two Jack was captured by “The Others”
James Ford played by Josh Holloway.
Sawyer is another survivor of Flight 815. He was returning to America from Australia after being sent there to kill the man who is ultimately
responsible for the death of his parents. Sawyer is actually the name of the man he went to Australia to kill. James Ford assumed the name and
everyone on the island calls him Sawyer.
James Ford is a conman and has used his skills leaned from the crime-world to give himself advantages on the island. Although the character might seem
like an antagonist he is more of an anti-hero who has befriended Jack, Kate, an many other of the crash survivors.
At the end of Season Two Sawyer was captured by “The Others”
Katherine Austen played by Evangeline Lilly.
Also a survivor of Flight 815, Kate is a Fugitive who was being brought back to America by U.S. Marshal Edward Mars. Mars chased Kate around the world
and died shortly after the crash of Flight 815.
On the island Kate is a strong character that often acts as Jacks nurse. Kate is ton in a “love triangle” between Jack and Sawyer.
At the end of Season Two Kate is captured along with Jack and Sawyer.
The Button Pushers
John Locke is played by Terry O'Quinn.
Before surviving the crash of Flight 815 Locke was a paralyzed man who was abandoned by every one who should have loved him. His father, Anthony
Cooper, is a wealthy man who conned Locke into donating his kidney.
Believing that the island healed him, Locke felt he was being lead on a quest. Locke discovered the “Hatch” where he found Desmond and among other
things, the computer where he had to “push the button” every 108 minutes to save the world.
Towards the end of Season Two Locke lost his faith and believed that pushing the button didn’t really do anything at all.
At the end of season Two Locke smashes the computer causing Desmond to use his key on the failsafe. This resulted with the island being engulfed in a
bright white/violet glow accompanied by a loud low droning sound causing pain to all the people on the island. The Hatch door was blown away and
landed in the survivor’s camp. The fate of Locke and the Hatch is unknown at this time but things do not look good.
Eko Tunde played by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
Eko is a Nigerian man who spent most of his life in the world of crime and drugs. Eko was made a priest by his brother, Yemi. Eko forced this on Yemi
as part of a plot to smuggle drugs out of Nigeria. Yemi was shot dead and Eko continued working as a Priest in Australia under the alias "Father
Tunde." On the island Eko has put his past behind him and is now a “true” priest.
Eko is also a crash survivor of Flight 815. However when the plane was still in the air it was ripped into two. Eko was in the back of the plane and
landed on a different part of the island. Eko and Bernard are the last of the survivors from the tail section of the plane. Everyone else from the
tail section have either died or have been taken by “The Others”.
Where Locke has now lost his faith in the island, Eko has had visions and feels that he is following a path on the island. He had even taken over
“button” duty in the hatch after Locke decided he wasn’t going to push it anymore.
At the end of Season Two Eko was also in the hatch and it is unknown if he has survived.
Desmond Hume played by Henry Ian Cusick.
Desmond crashed on the island three years earlier than Flight 815 from a boating race accident. He washed up on the beach and was immediately brought
into the hatch by Kelvin Joe Inman. Kelvin told Desmond that there was an infection on the island and that he had to inject himself with a vaccine
every 9 days. Desmond was also shown “the button” and was told that they had to push it every 108 minutes to discharge a build up of
electromagnetic energy. Failing to push the button meant certain doom. Two years passed before Desmond took his first step out of the Hatch.
Suspecting Kelvin was lying about the infection Desmond followed him outside and was lead to the coast where his boat was docked and apparently
repaired. Kelvin has planned to leave Desmond to push the button on his own. The two fought resulting in Kelvin’s death.
Desmond then manned the hatch until Locke discovered him. Shortly after the Flight 815 survivors entered the hatch Desmond ran off and left the island
on his boat.
Unable to navigate away from the island (likely due to the electromagnetic activity) Desmond returned to the Flight 815 survivors.
Desmond was also in the hatch at the end of Season Two and it is unknown if he is alive or dead.
Sayid Jarrah played by Naveen Andrews.
Sayid is a former officer of the Iraqi Republican Guard. In Australia he was blackmailed by the CIA to infiltrate a terrorist cell in exchange for the
safety of his long lost love, Nadia. He was traveling on Flight 815 to America to find Nadia.
On the island Sayid has done his best to use his skills to help the other survivors. He has become distant in recent times due to the death of
Shannon, who he was having a romantic relationship with.
At the end of Season Two Jack, Kate, Sawyer, and Hurley travel with Michael to meet with “The Others.” Sayid suspecting a set up proposes a plan
to Jack to secretly use Desmond's boat for a flanking maneuver on the Others' camp. Not knowing how to sail the boat he brings along Sun and Jin.
The three arrive at “The Others” camp only to find it empty and with a false hatch door.
Sun and Jin
Sun Kwon played by Yoon-jin Kim. Jin-Soo Kwon played by Daniel Dae Kim.
Sun and Jin are a married Korean couple who are expecting a baby. Before crashing on Flight 815 the couple was having marital problems and Sun had
secretly learned English with the intent to leave Jin and move to America. The plan was for Sun to leave Jin at the airport as they were leaving to
Los Angeles from Sydney. At the last moment Sun changed her mind and boarded the plane with Jin.
On the island Jin and Sun had trouble getting along because Jin did not speak English and Sun was still trying to keep her secret. In order to clear
up a misunderstanding with Jin, Sun revealed that she spoke English to all the Flight 815 crash victims. Jin knowing how to sail a boat joined Sayid
on his plan to reach “The Others” camp. Sun came along to translate Korean/English and to also stay close to her husband because they have spent
too much time separated on the island.
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