Cabin Resident – MIB Original, escaped by speaking to Locke
Just a quick thought I had, I’m sureÂ it’s full of holes but here goes – the cabin resident is the original Man in Black (Titus Welliver not being his original form, merely another dead guy who he imitates -Â “I just ate”) whose body was “stolen” by Jacob and trapped in the Cabin for unknown reasons.
Things to back this up – the obvious “Help me” said to John Locke (why not to Ben as well? Maybe only Locke, as being a candidate he was the only one capable of helping him.)
Ring of ash to keep him enclosed, broken when….Locke, a candidate,Â one who MIB Original had spoken to (as speaking to people seems to be quite important with Jacob and Nemesis) died and whose body was on the Island, therefore he could break out of the ash circle, take on Locke’s appearance and rejoin the rest of Smokey? Well that part kind of strung itself together out of nowhere lol.
But I think it could actually be feasible. Jacob said “So you found your loophole” upon taking one glance at MIB, meaning him taking on the appearance of a dead candidate?
But then if MIB’s body was stolen and trapped in the cabin, what exactly is MIB/Smokey/Flocke? His essence…soul….spirit? Maybe because he believes/supports corruption, fighting and death he was lumbered with a dark cloud that represents all he believes in?