Flacob aka Smokey aka MIB
First of all. I am new to posting but have been reading the site for quite some time now. Sorry if I make rookie mistakes.
I would like to start by saying that there is OVERWHELMING evidence that smokey is MIB. The first of which comes from the producers themselves. There have been many interviews in which we have been told by the producers that we have seen the smoke monster before in various forms before such as the black horse, Yemi, etc. So we know that it can take many forms. Conjecture about the true meaning of Flocke’s words “sorry you had to so me like that” usually seem pretty contrived, but then again a lot about this show is. Â The rest of this theory goes with the assumption that the smoke monster can take different forms, those forms are (usually?) dead, and at the start of the show, its current form was John Locke.
Now to the idea of Flacob, or, Fake Jacob.
When Jacob appears to Hugo, he instructs him to take Sayid to the temple. Hugo, who has no idea where this is, is then told that Jin would know where it is. When Hugo asks Jin where it is, he tells him about the small hole under the wall where the entrance is. The reason Jin knows this is because he watched the Smoke Monster kill Rousseau’s friends or get dragged down into the hole. Why would Jacob know that Jin would know where the entrance is? He probably wouldn’t, but the Smoke Monster definitely would.
The second important part is that while this is happening, Smokey was left alone by Ben in the room where he killed Jacob. Depending on the chronological ordering (Â In show playback time, Jacob appears to Hurley, then MIB/Smokey tells Ben to go get Richard, after which Ben and Richard have a talk/confrontation outside the statue with every one else, then Jacob tells Hurley what to do) this leaves MIB/Smokey to disappear for a while to trick Hugo into doing his will.
Some problems with this I admit are the fact that it depends on whether Ben goes outside before or after Hugo sees Jacob in island time. Also, most times that Smokey makes forms into someone/something else, that thing is wearing dark colors and black. Not the case with Flacob/Dead Jacob.
This all then begs the question, what the hell would Smokey need Sayid saved for. Maybe he was summoning some one else into his body? Those are answers I don’t have.