Locke a Shepherd?
Don’t know if this has been theorized before (probably has) but…
Is John Locke a member of the Shepherd family?
I was discussing this on another thread (Former Leader?)
Christian and Locke definitely have a strong connection, they basically came to the island in the exact same way (John’s second time around anyways, in coffins under a plane with John even wearing Christians shoes) and both seemed to have resurrected’ I’m thinking John and Jack/Christian must be related some way, not brothers or anything but John is a tangent of the Shepherd family, much like Claire also was and then we found out how.
I do think that it is possible that Jack and John be cousins, since it is highly unlikely that Anthony Cooper is his con-man father’s real name (although definitely his real father because he needed the kidney and they were a match). One of Anthony Cooper’s aliases, the only one without a last name included, was Paul’ perhaps Paul Shepherd? We don’t know much about the Shepherd family, Christian could easily have a brother and we only recently met his grandfather Ray (who many believe to be Jacob, because Jacob is Aaron’s great-grandfather in the bible’ as Ray would be to Aaron in Lost’ not that I’m completely sold on that idea by any means).
This is why John and Jack are so important because they unite the two divergent beliefs of the show, religion (represented by the Hostiles) and science (represented by the DI) so the island can only be in harmony when they come together as part of the same family…
cheers, happy hunting