Friday, May 12

Lost speculation

WARNING: This will be of very little interest to anyone. But it started as a forum post and grew a bit large. I'm not even going to waste time making links to all of the references. This is just for the tiny portion of the population that watches ABC's Lost. More specifically those are playing The Lost Experience ARG.

ADDITIONAL WARNING: If you are from outside of North America, I reference things from episodes you may not have seen yet.

Okay, now that I may be down to one reader...

In 1980, Alvar really wants to bring his brother into the fold. He knows his brother is brilliant and would be perfect for his new Dharma Initiative. Werner has extensive treatments, recreating himself as the young Thomas Werner Mittelwerk (twistedly taking his last name from a Nazi concentration camp and the first name is the Greek form of the Aramaic name Te'oma which meant "twin"). Alvar is overjoyed to be working with his brother again (poor Alvar, always seeing the best in people and looking past the evil scientist thing). Thomas of course has other long term plans for Dharma. Evil plans.

Thomas bides his time for years, building trust and building is powerbase. Secretly he begins to twist the controlled environment the Dharma. He turns it into his own Lord of the Flies, seeing how a strife and conflict can push evolution. Genetic experiments, twist psychological experiments, etc.. He pulls in other people to expand his base of experimental subjects. For example, a French research ship has a large collection of high I.Q's. He also needs children, fresh untainted minds. (see Skinner's Box). All the while he keeps Alvar in the dark.

In 2000/2001, Alvar begins to figure out that something isn't all god with Dharma. And confronts his brother. But Mittelwerk is ready to make his move. "Hey, Alvar, let's take a trip to the Island. You can see for yourself." Bad move, Alvar. You are now going to be spending a long time there (see Blast Door Map... poor Magnus).

Mittelwerk continues his work, expanding his power, using Dharma to push evolution. In outside world he has collected broad range of people to push the Dharma experiment to the final stages. He has manipulated their lives, their mental states. He also has a handful of people who are getting too close to the truth. The writer Gary Troup knows way to much of the Valenezetti equation, the very base of Mittelwek's experiments and has just written a book that not only touches on Mittelwerk's evil, but seems to allude to Alvar and his actual relationship. And then their is Liddy Wales. She was a member of the Hanso Foundation's board of directors and seemed not to buy Mittelwerk's excuses for Alvar's absence. He had her committed to a mental institution but somehow she got out and changed her name (sliughtly). She could blow the whole thing.

All Mittelwerk needs is to get them all on one flight....