LOST Kill Count

1 May

Some statistical analysis for the Losties out there.  Kind of.

For the last six months, I’ve been re-watching LOST (yes, all of it), and recently finished up season five.  Meanwhile, two astonishingly illegible post-its have been taped to my desk.  Their purpose?  Tracking the violent acts of characters in the show.  Here’s what I have so far–I typed out the numbers because even my tallies are hard to read (let’s remember I literally failed handwriting in 2nd grade):

Wait… Jack killed someone?  Saint Jack Shephard?  Son of Christian Shepherd (oy vey, what a name)?  It’s okay Jack fans, whatever strange folks you must be, don’t freak out–it was way back in Season 1 when Sawyer shot the marshal and… well… kind of missed and Jack had to smother him out.  As you can see, Sawyer became a much better shot as time went on.

No surprise that Sayid is one of the deadliest castaways–he almost never fails.  But then, he’s a trained assassin, or, as Hurley famously says: “He is my friend. Be he also has this double life where he does crazy ninja moves and spy stuff.”  I can’t even remember who that 1 attempted kill was, but the tallies don’t lie.

The rest of the numbers hold few surprises either–Juliet’s a cold fish; Keamy’s friggin terrifying; Smokey’s a monster, literally; Sawyer’s a badass, and Eko too.  The beard cutting thing, though, that was a little weird.

But probably you’ve already noticed the most glaring exception from the list, by far the most dangerous individual on the Island.  That’s right, it’s–

And let’s not forget that this is just seasons 1 through 5; I’m pretty sure Ben gets some more kills in season 6 (Widmore, for example).  Pretty much the only way you can escape Ben Linus is to be a kid (Charlie Hume), have a kid (Penny Widmore, Danielle Rousseau), or stay out of his way.  And stay away from Juliet.  This count doesn’t even include the deaths he masterminded.  Anyone remember Goodwin?  I didn’t think so.

Word to the wise.


5 Responses to “LOST Kill Count”

  1. Kristoffer May 2, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    Awesome! I think the one attempt from Sayid was on little Ben, right? And it would have worked too, if not for that darn magical island.

    • Isabela Morales May 2, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

      Nothing kills Ben Linus.
      Not even that random tree that fell on him in the finale.

  2. Stephen Prosapio June 8, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    Ted Bundy killed fewer people than Ben Linus. I like though how (in LOST time) just a few days after having killed Locke (the real one) just to manipulate the others to going back to the island (and certain doom), he magically transformed into a kind and repentant soul.

    Terrible. Just terrible.

    JA Abrams mailed in the last couple of seasons….and if you really want to see something that will sicken you about the finale, check out the movie Passengers. Came out just around the time that finale was being written…..hmmmmmmm.


    • Isabela Morales June 9, 2011 at 10:31 am #

      Gosh, now you’re making me feel bad that Ben’s my favorite character.
      Also, I kind of hated that he repented. And got crushed by that tree. That was just weird.

      • Stephen Prosapio June 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

        Noooo Ben was an awesome evil character…it was just a poor decision to try and make him a good guy at the end.

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