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Offline Rebel 3:16

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Guess the candidates 'special powers'......
« on: March 10, 2010, 07:11:52 PM »
Are we able to get an idea of what the Losties special 'gift' is from Jacob?

Richard's reveal that Jacob touched him and now he can't kill himself (also assume he dosent age) but he is convinced Jack can kill him.

No idea yet where Richard was 'touched' but his gift is revealed, unable to kill himself and possibly (likley) does not age.

So we have seen some of the candidate's meet Jacob and seen him 'touch' them in different places.

Kate - (likley not a candidate) but Jacob touched he on the nose.
Jack - touched on the hand (as Jacob gave him the Apollo bar).
Sawyer - also touched on the hand (as Jacob gave him a pen).
Locke - touched on the shoulder after he was pushed out the window.
Sun and Jin - touched on the shoulders at their wedding.
Sayid - touched on the shoulder by Jacob asking directions.
Hurley - cant remember, he was given the guitar case (and Ankh), maybe again on the hand.

So we have Kate - nose, Jack, Sawyer and possibly Hurley - hand and Sun, Jin, Locke and Sayid on the shoulder - any meaning in this?

4 - Locke - shoulder
8 - Hurley - hand (possibly)
15 - Sawyer - hand
16 - Jarrah - shoulder
23 - Jack - hand
42 - Kwon - shoulder

Or is a touch just a touch, no matter where?

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Re: Guess the candidates 'special powers'......
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2010, 07:19:12 PM »
Or is a touch just a touch, no matter where?


........... I want to, but I'm not going to take the bait.

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Re: Guess the candidates 'special powers'......
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010, 07:26:30 PM »
 ;)

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Re: Guess the candidates 'special powers'......
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2010, 07:31:09 PM »
I guess Jacob gave Hurley the ability to see dead people, and Locke the ability to heal and also made him a better hunter(and shaman). Not sure about the rest, but Sayid or Jin not dying despite the odds might be Jacob's doing.

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Re: Guess the candidates 'special powers'......
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2010, 07:39:08 PM »
I thought Hurley had his 'ability' for seeing dead people before Jacob met him, maybe he met Jacob before he handed him the guitar case in the cab but Hurley didnt seem to recognise him.


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Re: Guess the candidates 'special powers'......
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2010, 08:04:02 PM »
I think Jacob may have "touched" them all earlier (trying to shake off the pedophilia hints), but they have only shown us some key moments. He has been watching them all from the Lighthouse since they were children. And who remembers as an adult all the people they talked with as a child?

Jacob, unlike MIB, seems to have the power to bring new people into the game, but once brought MIB can also influence them (especially if they are dead). MIB has the advantage of firepower, while Jacob works in more subtle ways. It's also a bit like the separation of powers: MIB is the judiciary, Jacob is more legislative, and the Others are Executive. But it's not perfect, it's corrupt like any political system, and MIB revoked Jacob's immunity and "executed" him with the help of the former Prime Minister.  :)

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Re: Guess the candidates 'special powers'......
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2010, 08:04:35 PM »
I feel like we're discussing Heroes.  I hope Lost won't degenerate into a show where those touched by Jacob all have special powers.  So far, of those Jacob touched - Jack, Sawyer & Kate for sure haven't displayed any special powers (as far as I can tell).

In any case, if Lost ever uses the slogan "Save the spinal surgeon, save the world", I'm bailing... :)

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Re: Guess the candidates 'special powers'......
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2010, 08:07:27 PM »
^ But Kate in a cheerleader outfit...that would be epic win.

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Re: Guess the candidates 'special powers'......
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2010, 08:12:55 PM »
Congrats on 500, CaseyMac!

I don't think they have special powers (beyond what Richard described as a gift) associated with where they were touched.

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Re: Guess the candidates 'special powers'......
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2010, 08:18:10 PM »
How did Jacob get off the Island?

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Re: Guess the candidates 'special powers'......
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2010, 10:15:03 PM »
Well if getting touched by Jacob bestows a gift to that person.....once they get to the island
Sun & Jin - ability to have a child
Hugo - "I see dead people"
Locke - ability to walk
Kate - time to stop running/"enjoy" life
Sawyer - ability to sacrifice for the good of others
Jack - faith in his abilities/himself
Sayid - found he is worthy of love (Shannon) (unlike how he felt with Nadia)

Ok now of these:
Sun & Jin - Good so far
Hugo - freaks him out but he is dealing with it
Locke - well....he's dead
Kate - Um....not so bad
Sawyer - 50/50
Jack - getting better
Sayid - well.....he's now evil-er

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Re: Guess the candidates 'special powers'......
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2010, 10:42:31 PM »
Jack has healing tears?  ;)

I think the island healed Locke as it has been said to heal people.
I don't want to see this as a Captain Planet kind of thing, where all their powers combine.

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Re: Guess the candidates 'special powers'......
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2010, 05:07:08 AM »
There is a problem on most thoughts.
Kate and James are touched in childhood.
Jack after residence.
Locke after the injure.
Sun and Jin in their marriage.
All before Island.
But Sayid is touched in 2005 and Hugo is even worst, in 2007, after he have done and showed every ability. Just what, 2 weeks before this episode?
My guess is that Richard is holding something.Touching doesn't ACTIVATE, just GIVE that gift. The six must yet to do something.

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Re: Guess the candidates 'special powers'......
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2010, 10:39:25 AM »
Maybe Jacob's touch is "healing"  but even more so on the island?  For example, I believe Jacob's touch saved John Locke from dying.  But it wasn't until he got to the island that he was totally (at least physically)healed.

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Re: Guess the candidates 'special powers'......
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2010, 12:19:11 PM »
 
Or is a touch just a touch, no matter where?


........... I want to, but I'm not going to take the bait.

WELL PLAYED SIR!!

^ But Kate in a cheerleader outfit...that would be epic win.

GROSS!! Now you just ruined Cheerleaders for me. Now everytime I see a cheerleader, she's going to have a stalactite face.

Maybe Jacob's touch is "healing"  but even more so on the island?  For example, I believe Jacob's touch saved John Locke from dying.  But it wasn't until he got to the island that he was totally (at least physically)healed.

This is my line of thinking sort of. The way it hit my brain was that the gift he gives them is this eternal youth/life thing he gave Richard, but it doesn't kick in so to speak until they get to the island. Now we are assuming that Locke was dead when he hit the ground after being thrown out of the building, but what if that isn't the case?? Maybe he was alive and just blacked out/unconcious and snapped out of it when Jacob touched him. I personally think he was dead, and Jacob "Lazerus man-ed" him, but the possibility is always there that he was alive. Makes the "island activation" thing make way more sense.