Maybe Richard ages after all…
Hi all. First post here. 🙂
I’ve been following the theories posted here, especially those pertaining to Richard Alpert. I don’t quite agree that this guy does not age. Rather, I believe that Richard ages normally like all the other people, and it is due to time travelling that he appears not to age. After all, when Charles Widmore ‘rescued’ Locke after he emerged in Tunisia when he exited the island, he told him that he hadn’t changed at all after around 50 years of not seeing him. And we actually do see a different Richard Alpert in one episode: when he talks to boy Ben about his mother and about maybe joining them. There, Richard looked very different.
Also, when Locke tells Richard “I’ve never seen someone who doesn’t age… it doesn’t mean it can’t happen”, Richard tells him “I’m this way because of Jacob”. That doesn’t necessarily mean that he doesn’t age! He just says that his appearance is that way because of Jacob. Maybe Jacob allows Richard to time-travel a lot… who knows?