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MIB’s water …

He lives on electromagnetic island. Maybe it’s what conducts the ‘electric’ stuff in Smokie. (You don’t want to stand on water that’s touching electricity unless you’re grounded … maybe that’s why he can’t get across water, making the island an excellent jail … and why the shoes are important … though tennis shoes ARE safe) Maybe the ‘black smoke’ is vapor.

OR …

isn’t water kinda’ a magnet in itself … a diamagnetic? Faraday’s Law: B-field induces E-field … creates induced magnetic moment. So – it gets ‘this magnetic moment’ that opposes an applied magnetic field … I think.

Water in an magnetic field amplifies it.

Or – he thinks drinking enough water could make him a ‘free’ radical?

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7 thoughts on “MIB’s water …

  1. Water is apparently not very magnetic, but the fact that it was Faraday himself that coined the term diamagnetism makes one go hmmm… 🙂

  2. Maybe the Smoke is like a chain that ties him to the Island, he needs to break the chains. It’s not that he can’t cross water he just can’t leave the Island bubble (or the Island’s magnetic field like you said). If it was a chain, that would explain the noise it makes as it approaches.

  3. Two things…

    1) In reading this, it reminds me of the irony I found in Flockes words to Jack about acting as his father…
    “You needed to find water”
    Your thought adds to my curiosity…

    2)I sort of…kind of…in the back of my head think MIB MAY have been lying about not being able to cross water…I am thinking that it IS possibly the island bubble that contains him…and not letting him “just fly off the damn island”…

    By the Losties leaving together, it creates some riff in the space/time continuum….a wrinkle if you will…so…if it was just water…why not just leave on boat…or sub, why the plane? He can cross from island to island…SURELY he must know the coordinates to leave from as Michael and Walt did…yes…there is more to this…

    There is more to this than just water, and I think you are right to question the possibility that the smoke is “vapor”…it appears more of a cloud, with lightening…or flashes, if you will…

    Good thought here waycurious…

  4. Besides, there is a scene where he’s looking out on the beach in the form of Locke and the waves wash over his feet. He didn’t even flinch.

  5. I was curious about the salt water, too, as it would have more electrolytes (ions) and therefore be a better conductor with less resistance to the current.

    As for his feet, maybe the body provides just enough surface tension to offset a wash but not submersion.

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