History YMMV / Lost

21st Apr '16 12:00:08 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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*** Oh ho ho, it wasn't just ANY principal bastard. IT WAS THE [[HeyItsThatGuy ASSHOLE]] FROM Film/{{GHOSTBUSTERS}} AND [[Film/DieHard2 DIE HARD 2]]!!

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*** Oh ho ho, it wasn't just ANY principal bastard. IT WAS THE [[HeyItsThatGuy ASSHOLE]] ASSHOLE FROM Film/{{GHOSTBUSTERS}} AND [[Film/DieHard2 DIE HARD 2]]!!
12th Apr '16 7:08:14 AM Nohbody
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* PutneySwopePanic: Will invariably occur to first time viewers and those who have missed an episode... Hell, not even those who have seen every damn one as well as the deleted scenes and web content will be safe from this.
5th Mar '16 7:30:09 PM ading
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* ItWasHisSled: Even if you haven't finished Season 1 (or just haven't bothered watching the show), by now you should know that [[spoiler:the monster on the island is made out of smoke]].

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* ItWasHisSled: Even if you haven't finished Season 1 (or just haven't bothered watching the show), by now you should know that [[spoiler:the the monster on the island is made out of smoke]].smoke.
4th Mar '16 11:32:10 AM SorPepita
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: By the same coin, Jacob can come across as this. When discussing the episode as part of the web series "Totally Lost", [[WordOfGod Mark Pelligrino basically admits that Jacob knew sending his brother into the cave would have dire ramifications for his brother's well-being. But he did not care, as he wanted revenge for the death of their mother and since he could not kill him (and had been given vague warning that going into the cave would have dire consequences from his mom), he chose the next best thing to harm his brother and permanently trap him on the island.]]

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: By the same coin, Jacob can come across as this. When discussing the episode as part of the web series "Totally Lost", [[WordOfGod Mark Pelligrino Pellegrino basically admits that Jacob knew sending his brother into the cave would have dire ramifications for his brother's well-being. But he did not care, as he wanted revenge for the death of their mother and since he could not kill him (and had been given vague warning that going into the cave would have dire consequences from his mom), he chose the next best thing to harm his brother and permanently trap him on the island.]]
4th Mar '16 11:23:47 AM SorPepita
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** The worst part is that the writers ''swore'' that they had the answers. As a [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19043_6-classic-series-you-didnt-know-were-made-up-fly_p2.html Cracked.com article]] put it - "In a 2005 interview, co-creator Damon Lindelof said: ''"Every mystery that we present on the show ... all of those are questions that we know the answers to."'' He also said that ''"nothing in the show is flat-out impossible"'' and that everything so far could be explained by science. Sure, he was talking in the present tense -- but the present tense included the Smoke Monster, who ended up being the ghost of a 2,000-year-old guy who can impersonate dead people, and Michael's 10-year-old son, Walt, displaying supernatural powers that turned out to be ... actually, we have no idea, because that was never explained."

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** The worst part is that the writers ''swore'' that they had the answers. As a [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19043_6-classic-series-you-didnt-know-were-made-up-fly_p2.html Cracked.com article]] put it - "In a 2005 interview, co-creator Damon Lindelof said: ''"Every mystery that we present on the show ...show... all of those are questions that we know the answers to."'' He also said that ''"nothing in the show is flat-out impossible"'' and that everything so far could be explained by science. Sure, he was talking in the present tense -- but the present tense included the Smoke Monster, who ended up being the ghost of a 2,000-year-old guy who can impersonate dead people, and Michael's 10-year-old son, Walt, displaying supernatural powers that turned out to be ...be... actually, we have no idea, because that was never explained."
4th Mar '16 11:22:47 AM SorPepita
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* BeamMeUpScotty: Sawyer's "You too, ''Brutus'' ?", from Shakespeare. Actually, [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Caesar]] is supposed to have said "You too, ''my son''".

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* BeamMeUpScotty: Sawyer's "You too, ''Brutus'' ?", ''Brutus''?", from Shakespeare. Actually, [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Caesar]] is supposed to have said "You too, ''my son''".
29th Feb '16 4:28:12 AM fgenzo159
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* BeamMeUpScotty: Sawyer's "You too, ''Brutus'' ?". Actually, [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Caesar]] is supposed to have said "You too, ''my son''"

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* BeamMeUpScotty: Sawyer's "You too, ''Brutus'' ?". ?", from Shakespeare. Actually, [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Caesar]] is supposed to have said "You too, ''my son''"son''".
29th Feb '16 4:26:43 AM fgenzo159
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* BeamMeUpScotty: Sawyer's "You too, ''Brutus'' ?". Actually, Caesar is supposed to have said "You too, ''my son''"

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* BeamMeUpScotty: Sawyer's "You too, ''Brutus'' ?". Actually, Caesar [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Caesar]] is supposed to have said "You too, ''my son''"
29th Feb '16 4:25:47 AM fgenzo159
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* BadassDecay: Played with in Locke's case. He goes back and forth from awesome to pathetic so many times that this duality has basically become one of his main character traits.

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* * BadassDecay: Played with in Locke's case. He goes back and forth from awesome to pathetic so many times that this duality has basically become one of his main character traits.



* BellisariosMaxim: Largely averted, due to the extreme amount of attention to detail and hidden clues. However, this often backfires, since fans attribute significance to ''every'' little detail, and minor things like getting the date of a real-world event wrong become central points of theories.
* BetterOnDVD: For one thing, you don't have to wait an ungodly time between seasons.
* BrokenBase: ... Yes. And the finale too.
* TheChrisCarterEffect: As the show went on, more and more fans began to feel that it had become this, with this being the dominant image of the show in the mainstream media during its last couple of years. And it only became more contentious once the show ended.

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* * BeamMeUpScotty: Sawyer's "You too, ''Brutus'' ?". Actually, Caesar is supposed to have said "You too, ''my son''"
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BellisariosMaxim: Largely averted, due to the extreme amount of attention to detail and hidden clues. However, this often backfires, since fans attribute significance to ''every'' little detail, and minor things like getting the date of a real-world event wrong become central points of theories.
* * BetterOnDVD: For one thing, you don't have to wait an ungodly time between seasons.
* * BrokenBase: ... Yes. And the finale too.
* * TheChrisCarterEffect: As the show went on, more and more fans began to feel that it had become this, with this being the dominant image of the show in the mainstream media during its last couple of years. And it only became more contentious once the show ended.



* CommitmentAnxiety: Due to the show's ContinuityLockout, it was difficult for some new viewers to jump in at later seasons without seeing any of the prior episodes.

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* * CommitmentAnxiety: Due to the show's ContinuityLockout, it was difficult for some new viewers to jump in at later seasons without seeing any of the prior episodes.
3rd Feb '16 10:28:06 PM MirrorNoir
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: After suffering a humiliating defeat to the Others in mid-season 2, Jack approaches Ana-Lucia and proposes they train the 815 survivors into becoming an army. That sounded really interesting and cool. What we got instead was Sawyer stealing and hoarding all the guns, causing Jack's army to be stillborn.

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** Jacob would qualify. The character basically is the secret master of the Others and has been interacting with the core main characters at vital points in their lives. He's the brother of the Smoke Monster and his overall goal is to find someone to take over as caretaker of the island in his place. Instead the character is barely seen (and is initially introduced as an empty chair, which led many fans to speculate there was no person named Jacob and that Ben basically made up a fictional leader to cloak the fact that he was the real BigBad) and killed off without any fanfare. While he does get his own full-length episode ("Across The Sea"), it doesn't happen until the very end of the series and comes across as a last minute info dump for fans.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: After suffering a humiliating defeat to Towards the Others in mid-season 2, Jack approaches Ana-Lucia and proposes they train end of the 815 survivors into becoming an army. That sounded really interesting and cool. What we got instead was second season, there is a major cliffhanger where Sawyer stealing turns evil and, with help from Charlie (who had been shunned by the group after a drug relapse), steals ALL the guns the group had acquired to defend themselves. And then declares himself new man in charge, since he was the only one with the weapons the group desperately needed to fight off the Others. The plotline is flat out killed off the next episode, with Sawyer's HeelTurn being ignored and hoarding all everyone effectively deciding to ignore Sawyer's proclamation that he is the guns, causing Jack's army new leader of the group. The closest thing to be stillborn.a pay-off is Hurley, who is the only member of the group who interacts with Sawyer in the next episode, calling him an asshole no one likes while engaging in a forgettable and meaningless B-Plot for the episode and the guns soon end back in the hands of the group with zero fanfare.



* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: By the same coin, Jacob can come across as this. To sum up: After the Man in Black kills their adoptive mother (who killed their real mother and massacred the Man in Black's village), Jacob throws him into the heart of the island, which he had been warned would cause a fate worse than death. This turns the Man in Black into the smoke monster. Jacob did this without even bothering to hear his brother's side of the story. There's also the fact that he essentially brought everyone to the island to use them as pawns in his war with his brother, and doesn't seem particularly concerned about everyone who died in the process.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: By the same coin, Jacob can come across as this. To sum up: After When discussing the Man in Black kills their adoptive mother (who killed their real mother and massacred episode as part of the Man in Black's village), web series "Totally Lost", [[WordOfGod Mark Pelligrino basically admits that Jacob throws him knew sending his brother into the heart of the island, which he had been warned cave would cause a fate worse than death. This turns the Man in Black into the smoke monster. Jacob did this without even bothering to hear have dire ramifications for his brother's side of well-being. But he did not care, as he wanted revenge for the story. There's also the fact death of their mother and since he could not kill him (and had been given vague warning that he essentially brought everyone to going into the island to use them as pawns in cave would have dire consequences from his war with mom), he chose the next best thing to harm his brother, brother and doesn't seem particularly concerned about everyone who died in permanently trap him on the process. island.]]
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