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هذه قائمة بكل الألغاز الرئيسية التي عرضت في مسلسل لوست. لمعرفة الأجوبة، كما ذكرت بالمسلسل، أو تم إستنتاجها. بعض التفاصيل لألغاز معينة لم يجاب عنها وهذه تدرج تحت عنوان أسئلة لاجواب لها . الألغاز التي حلت بالكامل أو حل جزء كبير منها، أدرجت كألغاز محلولة؛ الألغاز التي لم يحل منها شيئ تقريباً أدرجت كألغاز غير محلولة؛ والألغاز التي في مكان ما من الوسط أدرجت كألغاز محلولة جزئياً.
غرض جيكوب من الآخرون كان, بمساعدة ريتشارد, أن يستخدم الآخرون كوسطاء بينه وبين الناس الذين أحضرهم إلى الجزيرة. ولم يشأ أن يتدخل في أفعالهم لأنه أراد أن يثبت أن الناس قادرون على أن يكونوا صالحين من تلقاء أنفسهم, لذلك استخدم الآخرون للتواصل مع الناس. هدفهم الأساسي هو حماية الجزيرة من الرجل ذو الرداء الأسود و من أخطار أخرى, على وجه الخصوص حماية المنبع. ("Solitary") ("Ab Aeterno")
لماذا يختطفون الأطفال?
الآخرون كانوا غير قادرين على الإنجاب على الجزيرة, لذا كانوا يختطفون الأطفال ليزيدوا من تعدادهم. و كانوا أيضاً مهتمين بإجراء بعض الإختتبارات على الأطفال, مثل والت, الذي أظهر بعض القوى الغير عادية. ("Raised By Another") ("Not in Portland")
Each number corresponds to the degree Jacob must turn his wheel to view candidates in the lighthouse. Each number was the degree of the remaining 6 candidates for his replacement. They were a sort of filing system, as seen in his cave. ("The Substitute") ("Lighthouse")
Why did the Numbers reappear regularly both on and off the Island?
The Numbers also represent the factors of the core values of the Valenzetti Equation, which predicts the date of the destruction of mankind. These Numbers correspond somehow to various human and environmental factors, likely meaning that they are somehow embedded in the structure of the universe. This is also likely why the Numbers appeared to be cursed. The purpose of the DHARMA Initiative was to alter these values in order to stave off the destruction of mankind. The values were broadcast from the radio tower, with the intent of using the broadcast to determine when DHARMA had succeeded in changed them. ("The Lost Experience")
Why did a bright light suddenly appear when Locke banged the Hatch door?
Because the Hatch occupant, Desmond Hume turned on the light after hearing a noise from outside. ("Live Together, Die Alone")
Why was the inside of the hatch door labelled "quarantine"?
The occupants of the Swan were under the impression that they had to wear a hazmat suit in order to leave the station, thus the quarantine was likely a way to keep them inside the Swan to ensure that the button would be pushed. This quarantine is likely how Radzinsky and Kelvin were able to survive the purge. ("Live Together, Die Alone")
Why were they wearing priest outfits, even though the plane was filled with Virgin Mary statues filled with heroin, and one of the corpses has a gun?
Because Yemi, the corpse found by Boone on the plane was an actual Catholic priest, whose help the drug smugglers (Eko, Olu and Goldie) needed as only foreign and missionary planes were allowed to take off from Nigeria. He helped them, after they threated to burn down his church. ("The 23rd Psalm")
How was a plane which took off from Nigeria crash on an island which is supposedly in the Pacific?
How did DHARMA know about the Island, and how did they find it?
They used photos and information previously gathered by the U.S. Army who visited the Island in the 50's. The Island was found when a "clever fellow" constructed the Lamp Post station in which a Foucault pendulum revealed where the Island was most likely to be at a certain point. ("316")
Why were there no signs of DHARMA personnel on the Island in 2004?
What are the pregnancy issues experienced on the Island?
Women who get pregnant on the Island are not able to bear their children to term. Sometime before the third trimester, the women experience a serious miscarriage which results in the deaths of both the child and the mother. Women who conceive off Island, such as Claire seem to be able to give birth without issue. Jacob and his brother were also born on the Island thousands of years earlier. In addition, women such as Sun who conceive on island, but leave before their third trimester, seem to escape miscarriage and death. ("Do No Harm") ("Not In Portland") ("D.O.C.") ("Ji Yeon")
Were women ever able to both conceive and give birth on the Island?
Yes. As late as the 1970s, women were able to carry a child to term on the Island, as seen by Amy's delivery of Ethan. This timeline hints that the Incident may have caused this. ("LaFleur") ("Across the Sea")
What does the Island do to the reproductive systems of its inhabitants?
Something on the Island causes the uteruses of women on the Island to age and deteriorate rapidly. Men, on the other hand, experience a five-fold increase in their sperm counts while on the Island, possibly due to the healing properties of the Island. ("Not in Portland") ("D.O.C.")
What caused women to be unable to bear children on the island, when conception had taken place there?
They discovered the Wheel while digging to the Source. Since Dr. Chang stated that they did initially plan to use the electromagnetic energy to time travel, they most likely studied the wheel to determine how to use the energy to accomplish it. ("Because You Left")
How was the wheel accessed and installed as it predated the DHARMA station?
The Man in Black built the original wheel, and even though it got buried before he can install it, it is most likely he built another one in another well, or spent many of his years on the Island digging that well out again. ("Across the Sea")
They were dug because the Man in Black wanted to reach the Source and use it as a way to escape the Island. They were dug on top of energy pockets where the Man in Black and his friends found that metal behaved strangely. ("The Last Recruit") ("Across the Sea")
The Source is the electromagnetic core of the island. The electromagnetism found deep within the island originates here and radiates out to other parts of the island, so therefore it exists here in its most powerful form. ("The End")
Why must it be protected?
The Source must be protected because if the energy is released, it could cause a global catastrophe. Similar to the Swan Incident, the electromagnetic expulsion caused the island to shake, but much more severely. Cliffs began to split in half and there were landslides and rockfalls. If it had escalated, the implications could have been disastrous. ("The End")
Why did a psychic tell Claire that she must be the one to raise Aaron?
Richard Malkin later revealed to Eko that his psychic abilities were a scam, thus his predictions for Claire weren't accurate. ("?")
Who was the couple in Los Angeles who could raise Aaron?
Although possibly a coincidence since Malkin revealed that he was a fraud, Jack and Kate briefly lived together and raised Aaron in their time off the Island. Kate would eventually rescue Claire from the Island, however, presumably reuniting her with her son. ("Something Nice Back Home") ("The End")
Why did Malkin change his prediction later, saying that Claire must give up Aaron to a couple in L.A.?
There was a wooden ankh inside, containing a list of the names of the survivors who came to the Temple (Reyes, Kwon, Jarrah, Shephard and Austen). ("LA X, Part 2")
Why did Hurley have a guitar case?
In addition to holding the ankh for delivery to the Temple, the guitar case may also have helped Ajira 316 to reach the Island by acting as a proxy for Charlie's guitar case on the original flight. ("Exodus, Part 2") ("316") ("LA X, Part 2")
Following the orders given to him by Widmore to kill her, Ben with the assistance from young Ethan Rom, went to Rousseau's tent and while attempting to kill her, he noticed her baby daughter, and in a quick change of heart he abducted Alex and spared Danielle, telling her to stay away from the Whispers in the jungle. Following this, Ben started taking care of Alex. ("Dead Is Dead")
He was instructed by Benjamin Linus to infiltrate the survivors in order to create lists of passengers who would be deemed acceptable recruits for the Others. After discovering that Claire was pregnant, he kidnapped her in order to help the Others research their fertility problems. ("Maternity Leave") ("A Tale of Two Cities") ("The Other Woman")
Initially he was kidnapped because they were mandated to "rescue" children and they had failed to do so prior to the raft launch. Without a heading, they knew those on the raft would fail to escape the island and would likely die. Later on, after thorough testing and discovering his disturbing gifts, the Others decided he would be best used as a bargaining chip in order to manipulate Michael into freeing Ben, and luring Jack, Kate, Hurley, and Sawyer into a trap.
Tom found Michael as he was attempting suicide and persuaded him that he couldn't commit suicide as the Island wasn't done with him. He told him that the only way to redeem himself is to go as the Others' mole on Widmore's freighter and destroy it, to prevent the crew from arriving on the Island and killing everyone on it. ("Meet Kevin Johnson")
He was a theoretical astrophysicist, and high ranking member of the DHARMA Initiative, who used a stage names (such as Marvin Candle, Mark Wickmund and Edgar Halliwax) while recording orientation films for various DHARMA facilities, for the purpose of security. ("Some Like It Hoth")
Drilling into the massive pocket of energy beneath the Swan work site, ("The Incident") though it is possible that the survivors also caused some of the damage by detonating the Jughead, as "whatever happened, happened" still applies. ("The Incident") ("The End")
How was the Swan station preventing a similar Incident in the future?
Because the DHARMA facility in Guam, where the supplies were packed and sent from was still in operation until 2010. They didn't know that DHARMA ceased to exist after the Purge, receiving regular updates and coordinates from the Lamp Post station, whose mechanism for calculating the Island's position was programmed to run perpetually. ("The New Man in Charge")
There had been a long-standing feud between the Hostiles and DHARMA, each claiming some right to the Island. Although a truce had been struck between the two, it was uneasy, and the DI broke it multiple times; eventually someone among the Hostiles gave the order to exterminate the DHARMA initiative. ("The Man Behind the Curtain") ("LaFleur")
Were there any survivors from the DHARMA Initiative?
Why was Sayid in Ilana's custody on Ajira Flight 316?
Primarily she claimed that she was a bounty hunter hired by Peter Avellino's family to apprehend Sayid ("He's Our You"), though it was later revealed that she did this to bring Sayid to the Island, as part of her role as the person responsible for protecting Jacob, and later the remaining candidates. ("The Incident, Part 1") ("Ab Aeterno")
Why did Ilana get so emotional because of Jacob's death?
He was the closest thing to a father she ever had. ("Dr. Linus")
What was Ilana and Jacob's relationship?
He was a person she heavily trusted, ("Ab Aeterno") even as far as spending her whole life beside him training to one day protect his candidates. ("Everybody Loves Hugo")
How did Ilana leave the Russian hospital soon enough to capture Sayid, even though she was badly injured?
Jacob was the son of Claudia, a Roman woman who crashed on the Island around two millennia prior to the crash of Oceanic 815, who, along with his brother the Man in Black were raised by the previous protector of the Island, known as Mother, after she killed Claudia. ("Across the Sea") He would eventually become the next protector of the Island, a job he would hold for about 2000 years, until passing it on to Jack, one of his 360 candidates. ("Across the Sea") ("What They Died For")
Where was Jacob living, as he was never seen with the Others?
He was once a man, Jacob's twin brother and Claudia's second son, who was also raised by Mother, after she killed Claudia. He was keen on leaving the Island, though Mother constantly prevented him from doing so, eventually culminating with the Man in Black killing her after she killed Claudia's people and destroying one of the wells. Jacob, angered with this, threw the Man in Black into the Sources, making him the Monster. ("Across the Sea")
Because Mother, fearing that one of the brothers (and one of the candidates for her replacement) may kill the other one, made it so that they may not hurt each other, so the Man in Black couldn't kill him by himself. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2") ("Across the Sea") He chose Ben specifically, because he needed someone that had personal reasons to kill Jacob, and so wouldn't hesitate from killing Jacob because of his convincing words, unlike Alpert, and possibly others. ("Ab Aeterno")
Jacob selected the candidates because they were "like him": alone and looking for something that was missing in their lives. ("What They Died For")
How was Jacob able to get the candidates to the Island?
At some point in each of their lives, Jacob came to the candidates off the Island and physically touched them. According to the Man in Black, somehow this touch caused fate to take control over the events in the candidates' lives, which eventually led them to the Island. ("The Incident") ("The Substitute")
Why was Kate not a candidate?
Jacob removed Kate's name when she became a mother to Aaron. According to Jacob, her removal as a candidate was only a line of chalk in a cave and she could take the position if she wished. ("Eggtown") ("What They Died For")
Which of the two Kwon's were actually one of Jacob's candidates?
Although Ilana seemed unsure whether Jin or Sun was the actual Kwon candidate, given that Jacob had removed Kate from his consideration when she became a mother, it is likely that Sun was not the candidate for the same reason. ("What They Died For")
Who was the final candidate?
Jack decided that he would accept Jacob's offer and became the new protector of the Island. His position was short-lived, however, as he was fatally wounded battling the Man in Black and died shortly after he prevented the Island from sinking. Hurley then took over the job, advised by Ben. ("What They Died For") ("The End")
What were the growing pains he had because of her?
She prohibited him from killing Jacob, the man he held responsible for his death, the loss of his humanity and for his inability to leave the Island. She also prevented him from leaving the Island via the Wheel, and killed the people he was leaving with, preventing him from getting help from them. ("Across the Sea")
What was her name and what were her origins?
How was she able to kill all the Romans on the Island, burn their village and bury the Well?
Why did she thank the Man in Black from him killing her?
Their feud started when Ben disobeyed Widmore's orders to kill Rousseau, and later Alex, who he adopted and raised as an Other. ("Dead Is Dead")
Under which circumstances did Widmore leave the Island?
He was banished by Ben, who discovered he had a child with an outsider and frequently left the Island, which broke some of the Rules that the Others (or at least their leaders) followed. ("Dead Is Dead")
Because after Ishmael Bakir, an associate of Widmore's killed Nadia, Ben manipulates Sayid into thinking he can revenge his late wife and protect his friends by joining Ben. ("The Shape of Things to Come")
Who were the people that Sayid was killing for Ben?
No. Any changes in the timeline will have their outcomes "course-corrected" towards how events were supposed to transpire. ("Flashes Before Your Eyes")
Can major events change the timeline?
No. Daniel Faraday had hypothesized that a sufficiently major event, such as preventing the Incident could change the timeline, he was later proven incorrect. Although it originally seemed that such actions could cause the timeline to diverge into two different versions, it was later shown that the events of the flash sideways timeline took place in the afterlife, long after the crash of Oceanic 815. ("The Variable") ("LA X, Part 1") ("The End")
Why was the Island submerged in the flash sideways timeline?
Due to the revelation that the flash sideways timeline was actually the afterlife, it is likely that the Island being submerged was simply a narrative device to indicate that the Island held no power over the lives of the Oceanic passengers in the flash sideways. ("LA X, Part 1") ("The End")
How was Jack's life different in the flash sideways timeline?
In the flash sideways timeline, Jack had had a son with Juliet Carlson. Though he strove to be a better father than Christian, Jack's relation with his son David were strained. Despite this, Jack was able to patch up his relationship with David; something he had never been able to do with his own father. ("Lighthouse") ("The End")
What caused Jack's recurring neck wound?
The neck wound was an artifact from Jack's life on the Island, where the Man in Black attempted to stab him in the neck. ("The End")
Why did the wound keep reappearing?
Given that the flash sideways timeline had been created to help the Oceanic survivors remember their former lives, the neck wound was likely meant to help Jack remember. ("The End)"
What did he want to show to the rest of the Oceanic 815 passengers?
He wanted to show them that this wasn't their real life, that it was actually their afterlife, and wanted to help them all remember their past lives, and fulfill their purpose in the flash sideways timeline (Hurley finally going out with Libby, Locke "letting go", Sayid meeting Shannon, Claire meeting Ilana, and therefore Jack and David). ("Everybody Loves Hugo") ("The Last Recruit") ("What They Died For") ("The End")
Why did he ran Locke over?
He wanted him to meet Jack again (this time as his patient), so he can have the surgery and finally "let go". ("What They Died For") ("The End")
As Christian Shephard explained to Jack in the church, everyone was real, however Juliet and Jack did not have a son together in their Earthly lives, so David was apparently a surrogate, needed by Jack to help him overcome his father issues, and by Juliet, herself a fertility specialist, to reconcile never having a child of her own. ("The End")
When Juliet was near death, she was able to see a vision of the afterlife, wherein Oceanic 815 never crashed. She may have incorrectly assumed that they had been successful in preventing the Incident, resulting in Oceanic 815's safe landing in Los Angeles. However, she also said to Sawyer as she was dying, "We should get coffee sometime. We can go Dutch." Later, when she met him at the vending machine in the flash sideways, she said the exact same thing about going Dutch for coffee, followed by "It worked," referring to the trick she suggested for getting Sawyer's stuck candy bar out of the machine. So it is possible that those last thoughts, "It worked," that Miles detected from her grave, were actually her seeing her afterlife, and repeating what she said to Sawyer at the machine. ("LA X, Part 1") ("The End")
How was Charlotte Malkin able to communicate with Yemi?
Similar to Juliet, when she was close to death via drowning Charlotte Malkin was able to see into the afterlife where she presumably spoke with Yemi who gave her a message for Eko. ("?") ("The End")
How is Desmond able to see visions of the flashsideways timeline?
Since, exposure to large amounts of electromagnetism can cause characters to see visions of their past and future, Widmore's experiment forced Desmond to see so far into his own future that he was looking at his own afterlife. ("Happily Ever After") ("The End")
How are the flashsideways characters able to see the events from the original timeline?
Since the timelines were not actually separate, and the flashsideways timeline was the characters' afterlife, these visions occurred when characters were able to make some sort of connection with their previous lives, granting them awareness of the events they had previously lived out. ("Happily Ever After") ("Everybody Loves Hugo") ("The End")