MIB is protecting Aaron
I’ve looked through a few of the theories on Claire, Christian and MIB and think a connection may have been missed. Dogen said that Sayid was infected, like Jack’s sister – so Claire isn’t just crazy, she’s infected. Because of the last conversation between Locke and Kate, I think Locke is trying to protect Aaron.
Why? A few bits and pieces
If MIB/Locke says he was once a man, and had a crazy mother- it isn’t much of a leap to think that he was raised on the island by a mother who was infected.
I think that the appearances of Christian can be attributed to more than one thing – ie, he isn’t just MIB or Christian or a ghost. Smokie has been Christian sometimes, early on the smokie sound effects were very obvious around the sightings of Christian.
Sayid was close to death / dead then became infected. Did Claire die /come close to death in the explosion and become infected then?
So MIB/smokie grew up with a crazy infected mother and is still carrying the emotional scars of that upbringing. Because of this he wants to protect other children from this (interesting that Ben took Alex – was Rousseau infected? seems reasonable, did someone ask Ben to raise her?) Claire is infected and smokie knows will turn a bit crazy, so he appears as Christian – the one person who could convince her to walk away from Aaron. This way he is able to have Aaron raised by a non-crazy, infected mother off island.
It makes sense from what we know already that smokie has been trying to protect Aaron. Is it just because of his own issues with his mother or does he need Aaron for something else?