The Leash of Cerberus revisited
Those of you that have been on the site for awhile know how much I was against the idea of Nemesis and the Smoke Monster being the same entity. After last nights premeir I was proven wrong. I still don’t like the idea but have to live with it now. But, then again, maybe not. I was going through some of my older theories and the third theory that I posted since joining the site seems more relevant now more than ever and with some modifications may be what is going on with Nemesis/Smokey/Flocke. I will repost it below with some modifications following it. This was originaly posted on May 31, 2009.
Holding the Leash Of Cerberus and soul Control
I’m not satisfied with the prevailing idea that Jacob’s Adversary and Smokey are one and the same entity. so I started thinking of how to explain things without the Adversary and Smokey being the same. My line of thought led me to wonder if maybe Smokey and his abilities could be controlled by the power of the mind?
I don’t think that this would be a far fetched idea considering that the Smoke Monster has the ability to scan people’s minds. Couple this with the idea that the Island seems to have a mind of it’s own and that some form of entity that appears to be made of pure thought or pure energy lives in the cabin; I think we’ve got some interesting possibilities about what may be happening on the Island.
Here is what I envision. Jacob’s Adversary exists as pure thought energy, can not exist in corpreal form on its own, and was at one time imprisioned in the cabin by Jacob. Knowing of the abilities that Smokey has, especially the mind scaning ability, the Adversary takes control of the Smoke Monster’s mind and searches the Island for a suitable canidate to inhabit. When a person is found the Adversary uses Smokey to see if the person can be used. If the person can’t be used they are disposedof immediately. If the person can be used, the Adversary directs Smokey to bring the person to the underground tunnels for further investigation. For a person to be of use I believe that they have to be dead first so that the Adversary can than take over their soul and manifest in that person’s visage. However, the Adversary’s control doesn’t last long and not all the souls are easy to take over. Some may have a stronger will than he has. This is what I think happened when the Adversary tried to have Smokey nab Mr. Eko. Mr. Eko’s mind was to strong and wouldn’t make a good canidate to inhabit. The Adversary needs a person that would be willing to let themselves be utilized and controlled as easy as it is for the Adversary to take control of Smokey. Enter John Locke.
It has been shown on Lost that John is rather easilly conned and has extrordinary faith in the Island. I believe that the Adversary recognized this when Locke first encountered Smokey and then set in motion a plan to take over Locke’s soul and free himself of Jacob.
I’m not sure if this is what is actually happening but I think it is an interesting scenario to ponder. I also don’t think that all the visions on the Island are generated by Smokey and the Adversary, so it makes me wonder which visions we can trust?
That is what I proposed back in May of last year. After last nights episode I still think that the Smoke Monster is still a seperate entity from Nemesis and that Nemesis is inhabiting the Smoke Monster’s ‘body.’ Nemesis has been utilizing the Smoke Monster for a more suitable canidate whose soul he can take over and better utilize. I also reference you to recent comments I made in AES’ recent theories where I described the religion of Hulmul from the book “The Fall of Chronopolis.” I know I keep harping on about that book but there is a LOT of things going on in that book that I see happening in Lost.