Why Locke never became leader of the others
Hey, so in an older theory I have read we discussed the fact that you might have to kill your father to become the others leader. ben killed his father when becoming the leader of the others. Locke was also required to kill his father before becoming their new leader… but never did it.
Maybe this is the reason he never quite assumes the leadership role with the others (although he comes awfully close). This sparks a few questions/ideas:
1) Richard knew that Locke didn’t kill his father, so perhaps he is in on some conspiracy, maybe on the side of MIB. Why would he help Locke when as Locke said in the episode the moth, that struggle makes you strong enough to survive?
2) Who has killed their own father. Kate has. Could she in fact be in line to be the new leader. (she even took someone elses baby, just like ben did…) Although she doesn’t seem ruthless enough for it. Any ways…just thinking out loud mainly. Bring on the additions/detractions