Jacob, Rival, and the Incident
Alright, I have a theory I kind of randomly came up with. It’s not one of my expected theories, just an idea I had. Tell me what you think.
OK, first there’s Jacob and Rival. Obviously, they aren’t normal. Instead, they are part of some superior race that live on the Island, somewhat akin to the elves in LOTR. Like the elves, they never age, and are incredibly wise. However, these people have slight telepathic powers; they can subtly influence people’s thoughts. Also, their immorality has a condition; you can’t take the life of another one of them. Finally, also like the elves, they look down on humans. Most of them despise humans, and don’t want them on the Island. Jacob, however, if different. He believes that humans do have good, and if he brings people to the Island they will eventually show it. The first few times, they attack. This is the reason for Rival’s comment about coming and destroying. Then comes the Black Rock. Somehow, either on purpose or accident, the dynamite from the Black Rock destroys all of this race except for Jacob and Rival, who is critically injured. When Rival passes out, Jacob takes him and discovers he came never survive in the same form. So Jacob turns Rival into the Smoke Monster. When Rival regains consciousness and sees himself, he becomes even more enraged at Jacob. However, he knows he still can’t kill him.
Years upon years later, John Locke comes onto the scene. When Smokie (Rival) sees him, he realizes that he is special (which Jacob had already realized a few years before). Taking advantage of that, he disguises as Christian and causes Locke to turn the FDW. Once he’s done that, he uses his telepathy to make Ben kill Locke and bring him back to the Island. Finally, he takes the form of Locke to visit Jacob and have Ben kill him.
This brings us to the Incident. Jack drops the bomb, and Juliet detonates it, shoving the electromagnetism back down for 108 minutes and rocketing the Pasties back to the future, where they meet Rival, Ben, and dying Jacob. Then Jack gets into a big argument w/ Rival for killing Jacob, and Rival tells Ben to kill Jack. Ben fails, and Jack begins treating Jacob’s wounds. Beyond that, I don’t know, but I think Locke will be really resurrected at some point, and Rival will die.