This page is old and out of date, to check out what I’m theorizing about now stop by my Current Theories page.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