Hanging with Mr. Cooper
So this post is about the alleged father of John Locke, Anthony Cooper. I had always been perplexed as to how they had managed to abduct him and get him to the island, bear with me the episode which I have only seen twice is a little fuzzy in my head. I recall seeing him chained up and Ben stating something to the effect of how the island is a magical box, you just wish something and here it is. I think I am on track so far…
What if that wasn’t Anthony Cooper at all? What if, in order to manipulate John, or at least they tried to, MIB, or Smokie I guess (whoever does the impersonating) was simply posing as Cooper? It seems more plausible now, rather than capturing some dude back in the real world, seven stangers picked to, and transporting him back to the island.
And now as I type this, something else has popped into my head. That scene with John, Cooper, and Ben was semi-similar to the one with John, Jacob, and Ben. Ben wanted Locke to kill Cooper, MIB wanted Ben to kill Jacob. Ben did, John didn’t. Just like the frozen donkey wheel. Wonder if Locke and Ben are rep’s of Jacob and MIB. I had always imagined bigger and better things for Jack, not Ben.