“I am very disappointed in all of you”
Before I start getting into the new theories/ideas posted on this wonderful site, I just wanted to share a thought I had after watching the premiere. I apologize, however, if it has been mentioned or debated, since, like I said, I haven’t yet gone through all of the new posts.
Since last season’s finale I’ve been wondering what might have caused such an epic feud between these two seemingly powerful beings. Since last year, there have been many theories regarding the duality between Jacob’s and MIB’s philosophies. Some believe Jacob stands for free-will vs. MIB’s belief in fate.
I was never convinced it was a matter of free will versus fate, simply because of Jacob’s interference in the losties lives. Then again, maybe it isn’t exactly free will that he lives by, it is more about freedom. To be free to be who you CAN be, instead of who you’re supposed to be (fate). Progress. Evolution. To learn from your mistakes, to improve yourself.
“I am very disappointed in all of you.”
This is said by MIB at the end of this week’s episode.
What if MIB was the ruler of the Others? Not just a leader (Ben, Widmore), but as in a king, a dictator. A powerful entity (man, god, whatever he is) that enslaved his people. Kept them in “chains”, in fear.
Could Jacob be responsible for freeing them?
I know this is probably just a crazy theory, with little to no sense, but after Ben’s line in season 5’s finale “(…) he gets marched straight up here as if he was Moses.”, I just had to wonder.
One more thing: I’m sorry for any misspellings or bad grammar and such. I am not a native English speaker.