Keys to the war

I’m new to this site and this is my first post so someone might have already said this but i would like to thank brokenankh42 for getting me on this thought process with his piece about a connection to star wars. He said he thought Walt or Aaron could be the one to balance the islands force. I would like to tweak that a little bit and say both could be a key to each side of the island mib’s side and Jacobs’s side. As we know black and white has played a central role in the story (backgammon, Jacob and Mib’s clothing) what if Walt is the key for mib’s side and Aaron is the key to Jacob’s side

First Aaron as we know he is special because he was able to be born on the island (could be because he wasn’t conceived there). Another thing that’s struck me was as I was watching the one hour long recap before the season 6 premiere they gave the back story on characters we knew were important (obvious ones like jack, Kate, Sawyer) but what felt odd to me was Aaron was given one. In the 5 seasons this show has been on before this recap many characters have played a much more important role in the plot then Aaron yet he was mentioned. Which means to me Aaron could be the key for Jacob. We know he is light (symbolized by light skin) and as we know Claire was infected meaning she was now under the control of the smoke monster and Claire came to Kate in a dream saying to not bring Aaron to the island. This could be the smoke monster knowing if Aaron is brought to the island he could lose this war so he manipulated Kate much like he manipulated Ben into killing Jacob for him.

Now to Walt. We know Walt has always been special and the others were very interested in him when they ran tests on him in season 2. Many people would argue this because up until now Walt has done nothing evil and has been a good character. Well now i will once again bring up the star wars reference and parallel Walt to Anakin. Anakin and Walt were both good growing up (Anakin becomes a Jedi) but in both we see flashes of anger. We saw Anakin massacre the Tuscan raiders when his mother died. Also when Walt was ignored in a flashback by his mother and step father he slammed a bird into the window. I have also seen it speculated that Walt summoned the polar bear to attack him in one episode to get the attention of his father. Now Lord sidious recognized the awesome power of Anakin and turned him to the dark side. What if Mib gets a hold  of Walt and makes a promise like “help me and you can see your father” again to turn Walt to the dark side (symbolized by his dark skin).

Thank you for reading and this could be utterly wrong i didn’t exactly do any research i just madly started typing away when the theory came to me

feedback is appreciated.

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  1. yeah i think there going to be important i just feel like espically Walt needs to come back i mean we haven’t goten any closure to his character

  2. A couple of things
    1. That kid on the Island who appeared to Folke could have been Aarron
    2. We know now that one of the 6 names is to lead the next iteration as Jacob. Almost like MIB and Jacob need host bodies to work with. I’ve suspected this for a while now that Jocob and MIB in their present form (before MIB took over Locke) is not the form they have always had. Possible after each iteration, they take up new bodies.

  3. A couple things:
    1) m-locke37: Im pretty sure the producers said they were going to have a hard time writing in Malcom David Kelley’s character back into the show – mostly because the actor is growing up way to fast!

    2)username: A part of me hopes that the little blond boy is Aaron.. cuz then things will start to get very, very interesting indeed. In terms of Candidacy.. Im not sure it means that they replace Jacob – I think it’s for role of leader over the Others. If it is for Jacob’s role.. then I have an interesting theory alluded to in my recent post (which will hopefully show up soon) on Locke and Jacob.

    3)m-Locke37 again: Nice work with the ideas that I posted – it’s definitely nice to get Walt’s different abilities fleshed out – they are important! Also, I dont want to assume that Walt is a dark character merely because of the colour of his skin. I think it would be interesting for the producers/writers to get the colours reversed.
    M-locke 37 – the balance of the force of the Island was nicely illustrated in the newest episode by the scales – loved it!

    P.S. M-locke37.. Im not a dude.. definitely a woman!

  4. mszczepaniaklocke37 I think so too! Their “adversarial friendship” very much resembles that of Jacob and MIB. And as far as the black/white opposite contrast – Jack and Sawyer certainly fit that bill. Wonder if Jacob and MIB have a “Kate” in their past?

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