Foreign Theories: Who is Jacob?

This page is old and out of date, to check out what I’m theorizing about now stop by my Current Theories page.

Since the season 3 episode, “The Man Behind the Curtain”, we have been asking who is Jacob?  It’s one of the biggest and most important mysteries of the island.  It’s obvious that Jacob has a lot of power and is central to the storyline.  He appears to have power over one of the most influential character on the show, Benjamin Linus.

Unfortunately, we have very few clues as to who he is.  We saw a glimpse of his profile for a split second in “The Man Behind the Curtain”, (for more pictures from this scene go here)

and also a flash of his eye,

and in the season 4 premiere, “The Beginning of the End”, Hurley sees his eye again.  (In my opinion the eye looks like Desmond’s eye, but I don’t think I, or anyone else, thinks Jacob is Desmond).

There have been almost no hints as to who he is.  But many people have theories.

Some says that it is Locke, from a different timeline (or something like that).

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There’s even this pretty convincing photo.

Some people think that Jacob is Claire’s psychic, even I thought that while watching Claire’s flashback.

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Many believe he is Alvar Hanso (from the Lost Experience)

There’s a huge list of people that it could be.  In the Jacob Theories page of Lostpedia there is a huge list of all the possibilities.  I suggest you go there and have a look around.

I have an I idea of who I think it is.  In my opinion it’s very obvious and it’s embarrassing that we didn’t think of it before.  Come back on Thursday and I’ll tell you who Jacob is… (according to me).

– Izi


9 Responses to “Foreign Theories: Who is Jacob?”

  1. March 7, 2009 at 10:58 am

    i think as has been pointed out before locke is or was the black rock captain, and is a reincarnation,maybe the rest of the lost crew are the same hurley,kate so furth. if you look at the cloths of jacob, they are old 18th century clothes,

  2. 2 PsychedelicRelic
    March 12, 2009 at 1:50 pm


    There is one critical piece of evidence the photo comparison missed… the EARS!!!!
    People have been convicted of earprints. Wha…huh? Yes, ears are as unique as fingerprints. No ear is alike, not even with identical twins. So, I took the above comparison photo into photoshop and narrowed the focus to just the ears. The attached link is my side-by-side of Jacob & Locke’s ears from the given photo. Jacob is Locke! The writers lied. It wasn’t another actor. The writers lied. Locke is Jacob!!!!!!!!!!

  3. 3 Diane
    May 14, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    I had to re-watch the very last part of the season 5 finale and it shows a “eye” at the very end. I think that eye was jacob’s and it has what looks like fire reflecting in it. Then you go back to “jacob” in the cabin and he looks like a burn victim. I wonder??

  4. May 14, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    What??? I don’t know what you’re talking about. Did I miss something in the finale?
    – izi

  5. 5 durandal
    May 19, 2009 at 10:19 am

    well as of seson five fanalie we saw jacob and it wasent locke….BUT! it turns out that wasent jacobe in the cabin….so….i guess that could still be locke….i sure hope so…cause now it looks like locke is dead…

  6. 6 Rossella
    July 3, 2009 at 6:02 am

    Well, in my opinion Jacob is Jacob and the “new” Locke is Charles Widmore who finally succeded to come back to the island.

    • July 6, 2009 at 9:07 am

      Well, that’s a very unique view. I would be very, very surprised if you’re right.

  7. December 10, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    who ever is talking bad bout jacob beta watch out beecuz u shouldnt bee and who ever thinks that jacob is ugly u should see ur selfs in the stupid mirror

  8. 9 JimmyTrigger
    January 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    in my opinion, Jacob is Aaron…

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