Locke, Flocke, and some Smokey theories…
I’ve seen a bunch of theories on here about the relationship between Locke, Flocke, Smokey, and whether Ben was tricked or has a plan, so I figured I would chime in, but there are so many theories and comments that I got overwhelmed and so I’m just making my own.
We’ll start with Locke and Flocke. Personally I don’t buy the two timelines theory, and thus I think that Locke himself is indeed dead. But that brings up the question, who is Flocke? I think that Flocke is MIB. now, we’ve only seen MIB, as we know him, once that being when he was talking to Jacob on the beach and watching the Blackrock off shore. He refused to eat the fish, and passively aggressively told Jacob that he didn’t agree with what he was doind and that he would eventually find a way to kill him (Jacob).
Personally, I think that we have seen MIB many times throughout the series. I think that he can make himself to appear to be other people, provided they are dead. He appeared as Yemi, He appeared as Alex, and maybe he even appeared as Boone when Locke was in the sweat lodge after the hatch imploded. Possibly he appeared as Anthony Cooper, for Locke/Sawyer to kill. Also, and this one is important, I think he appeared as Ben’s mom when Ben was a young kid. However, this will bring people to say, “Why didn’t he appear as a dead person and convince someone to kill Jacob a long time ago?” Well, maybe he can only stay in these dead people’s forms for a certain amount of time, and the more “special” they are to the island, the more he can do with their bodies. Therefore, when he poses as Locke, who was quite special (being paralyzed and being able to walk), he can inhabit that form for as long as he likes.
Now, if he posed as Ben’s mom a long time ago, and Jacob has never acknowledged Ben, perhaps Ben has been under the influence of MIB all along without knowing it. And all of his plans and manipulation have played right into MIB’s hands.
Jacob has brought so many people to the island, and used them for his plans, perhaps MIB decided that if he were going to kill Jacob, he would need to play that game, and he brought Locke and Ben to the island, or he at least usurped them and used them for his own plans.
Also, as a bit of a side note, I think that Smokey is a minion or at least under the control of MIB. This may be shown by the fact that Smokey comes at the beck and call of Ben, until Flocke/MIB doesn’t want Ben to use Smokey. So Smokey is loyal to MIB first, and will obey Ben if MIB approves.
So, all of this begs the question, how much does Ben know about his own manipulation? Because we can’t deny that Ben is extremely clever and manipulative, So if he were to find out just how much he played into MIB’s hands, would he turn on MIB and use his cleverness against MIB? Has MIB bitten off more than he can chew with Ben? He successfully killed Jacob (who knows if he will come back or whatnot, Jacob’s still an enigma), but he still has to deal with the Losties and Richard, and these new people i.e. Iliana, and the other people that seem to know Jacob and are carrying Locke’s body.
If I keep going I’m going to get into another theory of mine about the coming war, so I’ll stop here for now before this turns into something else entirely.