M.I.B has been ‘the man behind the curtain’ since the beginning
This is something i thought about recently, after thinking about what we saw of Jacob in last seasons finale.
He seemed to be a kind, peaceful, gentle and spiritual person (if he is a person). He never showed any anger and never forced anyone to do anything they didn’t want to, right up until the point that Ben stabbed him. He told Ben that he had a choice, Ben still chose to kill him and Jacob just stood there and took it. When Jacob met Hugo in the taxi and gave him the guitar case, again he stated that he had a choice about going back to the island and that he didn’t have to do anything he didn’t want to.
Does he sound like someone who would send people out with guns to take children from their parents?
Does it sound like someone who writes lists of people that they needed to take and hold hostage in cages for whatever reason?
Would he order a young man to wipe out his whole community including his own father?
In fact, would he even be the type of person to lead a bunch of weapon carrying commandos?
I don’t think Jacob seemed like the type of man to give anyone orders full stop.
M.I.B on the other hand…
What if all along M.I.B has been giving these orders under the guise of ‘Jacob’? I believe Richard is a big part of the game going down and i think hes either working with M.I.B or has been duped by him. Better yet, just like everyone else, hes just a chess piece, a middle man between the two who has no power of his own. When Ben first took Locke to meet Jacob, we were introduced to some sort of possibly supernatural malevolent being that shook the cabin and made stuff fly about agressively, again doesn’t add up with the Jacob we now know. Could that have been M.I.B before his little ‘loophole’ came into play, before Locke had ‘helped him’?
Again Richard must have known this, as in the finale when Locke and Ben went to see Jacob, Richard knew exactly where Jacob really resides right? Are the others aware of M.I.Bs existence, or have they been blindly following what they thought were Jacobs orders?
I think M.I.B has been the ‘man behind the curtain’ the whole time, and Jacob has been waiting patiently for the inevitable, for M.I.B to find a way to kill him and get the upper hand, but the losties returning on flight 316, going back in time and causing whatever they’ve caused at the end of last season is in fact Jacobs ‘loophole’. Thats why Flocke looked so worried when Jacob said ‘they’re coming’ as he died.