There is more than one Smokey…
I just finished S1 and noticed something very interesting about smokey.
When Locke runs into smokey for the first time. There is a very clear look on his face. Once of wonder and awe. That is the shot where we see locke from smokey’s perspsective. Later in another season Locke refers to this meeting as seeing “White Light”. Not black smoke. He also says in S1 that he has looked into the eye of the island and it was beautifull. I don’t think he is talking about black smoke. Not really beautifull now is it?
At the end of S1 as they are returning to the hatch with dynamite. They are attacked by smokey. Jack and Kate see a tiny wisp fly by. Not a HUGE cloud of smoke. Which I think is important. So at this point everyone runs, everyone but Locke. Locke starts walking towards the sounds. Most likely because he has allready seen it and is not afraid. This time however, when Locke’s sees it, his expression is very different. He is afraid and scared. Then it grabs him and drags him to the hole.
So my observation, or theory is this.
There is more than one of them. Possibly 1 White, 1 Black. Possibly a lot more than that. Jacob and MIB perhaps are both the same thing? A security system? Parts of a singular system but with different objectives or programming?
I just get the feeling we’ve been tricked into thinking that Smokey is singular. When in fact it is many.. or at least two.