MIB Snaps/Valenzetti Equation
MIB smashing jacobs gift set me to thinking. This season has been pretty straight forward with all of its’ “answers” so I’m going to take a wagg at the breaking bottle and tie it in with a few things.
The others and Dharma were separate groups as were the army cats who brought the bomb over. It’s pretty obvious to me that MIB snapped when Jacob brought the black rock. I think this is the first time smokey wastes people outright and I agree with a lot of others on here that this was the first assassination attempt. I also believe that smokey began to bring people to the island from that point forward to “break the bottle”.
When Jacob and MIB are talking he seems frustrated but he says specifically that “they” corrupt and destroy etc. I think that before the black rock, he also let newbies to the island play out the game, but he had had enough and he went on a rampage finding one of the slaves “richard” plyable enough to convince to try and kill jacob. When he couldn’t at first pop jacob out of the way he decided he would have to destroy the island. This lead to two attempts that we know of.
In 1954 someone brings an atomic bomb to the Island and the group of others, partially made up of converted army folk, seize and bury it. This would have been MIB’s first attempt to destroy the island.
Jacob now has a contingent of people who follow his nudges through Richard and a “leader” to help him safeguard the island against not only MIB escaping, but also now that mans destructive power has grown, against MIB manipulating people into destroying his cage.
At this point Jacob realizes MIB will probably succeed someday in killing him and decides he needs candidates to replace him. He could also have realized it after the first assassinaiton attempt but after the bomb he knows it is possible for MIB to make contact off Island to bring what he needs to him. His own game of bringing people to the island is turned against him.
Enter Dharma. Fueled by the valenzetti equation and somehow influenced by Magnus Honzo -dead captain-. they come to the Island. I think MIB didn’t kill everyone on the black rock, but perhaps helped a few get off the island to bring back Dharma. MIB’s goal is the destruction of the bottle itself and so he influences people to tamper with the powers on the island because he knows it will in the end, shatter the island.
Ok so Dharma and the H-Bomb are two attempts to destroy the bottle.
Widmore is approached by smokey to help him, but Widmore sees an opportunity to try and play Jacob against MIB and have the island for himself. His plans are thrown awry but not wholly de-railed by his expulsion.
Long theory short, MIB’s plans got shot to shellfish when his bomb attempt interrupted the Dharma attempt through the losties. He has tried to destroy the island twice and has not succeeded. I’d imagine he was responsible for influencing the programing of the radio tower to bring rousseaux to the island as well, but thats just a guess.
I was going to add a line about how MIB choses who he wastes and who he keeps, but it needs fleshing. I find it interesting that it’s not always the most plyable person. It seems almost random, but I know theres a reason for his tally of terror. He obviously has a list, but for what purpose? another time. Please destroy this theory or discuss.