Originally posted by NoJoker13
Just a suggestion but I think there's going to be a bit more to Sayid then meets the eye.
That is definitely true, especially considering (a bit spoilerish) that Sayid will be tortured by the new Others (as seen in the second US promo).
Here is a theory I am working on:
I think, based on the first scene in the finale of last season, that the Man in Black is more of an isolationist, while Jacob is more liberal. What I
mean by this is that the Man in Black is not happy when newcomers travel to the island, and Jacob, on the other hand, essentially invites people to
Jacob brought the ship (the Black Rock?) to the island, brought at least some of the people on Flight 815 to the island (by making sure they stay on a
certain path), and brought Ilana and her group to the island (by asking her for her help). The Man in Black, as the Monster, kills certain people,
such as the pilot of 815, who may have been killed because he could have helped the survivors get rescued. (This is a bit of a stretch though.)
What I am really interested in is the Monster killing Mr. Ecko because the Monster judged Ecko, by wanting him to repent for his sins, but Ecko did
not, and was killed. This coincides with the Man in Black's view of newcomers who come to the island (he said that they fight, destroy, and corrupt).
Maybe the Man in Black wants to do whatever it takes to protect the island's original inhabitants. The Man in Black is very critical of newcomers,
and may only accept them if they admit their wrongdoings.
Also, I think that Jacob always was higher than the Man in Black in the hierarchy since the latter had to have a loophole in order to kill the former
(and, of course, because the Others look up to Jacob, and not the mysterious other guy). I am having trouble, however, with explaining the "true
form" of the Man in Black. The hieroglyphics in the Temple seem to show that the Monster is a very ancient tool for judging people, so was the Man in
Black first in the form of the guy who we saw in last season's finale, or was he always in the form of the Monster (or neither)?
I am thinking that Jacob turned the Man in Black into the Monster as a punishment (and also, apparently, banned him from his home). Why would Richard
be in chains though? Maybe Richard was punished too by Jacob, but was redeemed. Maybe, even, the Man in Black was once in charge, and he had Richard
in chains for something, but, upon Jacob taking control, Richard was freed. Maybe Richard was more liberal with newcomers like Jacob is.
There's too little unknowns to make any good theories, so I am having trouble right now with this one. Hopefully, though, I gave you all a nice read
while you wait for tonight's new episode!
I thought that the Man in Black said that he liked Richard better in chains, but he actually said that it's good that Richard is out of the chains,
so I don't know how this affects my theory. Maybe they were friends, but now maybe they are not.
[edit on 9-2-2010 by they see ALL]