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** Paulo and Nikki were evidently written off the show or something.

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** In their only centric episode, “Exposé”, Nikki and Paulo and Nikki are placed in the background of scenes that they clearly were evidently written off the show or something.not in before.



** Claire talks with both Thomas and her friend about her mother in "Raised By Another" in ways that would be extremely odd if her mother were [[spoiler: in a coma.]]

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** Claire talks with both Thomas and her friend about her mother in "Raised By Another" in ways that would be extremely odd if her mother were [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in a coma.]]]]
** When Boone gets on the Nigerian plane’s radio, the voice on the other side was clearly a random voice saying “There WERE no survivors of Oceanic 815”. “The Other 48 Days” changes this to Bernard saying “WE’RE the survivors of Oceanic 815”.


* In LOST, the island usually works so that no one gets in and no one gets out. This is because Jacob said so. In the final episode, Hugo takes over as the guardian of the island and changes the rules.


* TwoLinesDifferentTimes: Most episodes have flashbacks as the B-story, focusing on a single character's life before they ended up on the island, usually thematically connected to the A-story. In later seasons, the flashbacks are sometimes replaced with flashforwards, showing future events, and flash-sideways, which depict the characters in an alternate reality.


* TwoLinesDifferentTimes: Most episodes have flashbacks as the B-story, focusing on a single character's life before they ended up on the island, usually thematically connected to the A-Story. In later seasons, the flashbacks are sometimes replaced with flashforwards, showing future events, and flash-sideways, which depict the characters in an alternate reality.

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* TwoLinesDifferentTimes: Most episodes have flashbacks as the B-story, focusing on a single character's life before they ended up on the island, usually thematically connected to the A-Story.A-story. In later seasons, the flashbacks are sometimes replaced with flashforwards, showing future events, and flash-sideways, which depict the characters in an alternate reality.

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* TwoLinesDifferentTimes: Most episodes have flashbacks as the B-story, focusing on a single character's life before they ended up on the island, usually thematically connected to the A-Story. In later seasons, the flashbacks are sometimes replaced with flashforwards, showing future events, and flash-sideways, which depict the characters in an alternate reality.

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* PrecautionaryCorpseDisposal: Those who live on the island (Others and, later, Dharma people) insist on burying their dead, no matter what the circumstances. The Losties later learn that the Smoke Monster can take the form of those who are dead if they haven't been buried.


** '''"WAAAAAALLLLLLLLTTTTTT!!!"''' Michael became infamous for how much he screams his son's name

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** '''"WAAAAAALLLLLLLLTTTTTT!!!"''' Michael became infamous for how much he screams his son's namename.



* SmallSecludedWorld: The Island.

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* In LOST, the island usually works so that no one gets in and no one gets out. This is because Jacob said so. In the final episode, Hugo takes over as the guardian of the island and changes the rules.
* SmallSecludedWorld: The Island.island usually works so that no one gets in and no one gets out. [[spoiler: This is because Jacob said so.]] In the final episode, [[spoiler:Hugo takes over as the guardian of the island and changes the rules.]]



* StealthPun: In the PilotEpisode, the [[spoiler: pilot himself]] meets a nasty end.

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* StealthPun: In the PilotEpisode, the [[spoiler: pilot himself]] himself meets a nasty end.


** Other characters who died during this period include: [[spoiler: [[OneSteveLimit Diane of the Others,]] Greta, Bonnie, Ryan Price, [[OneSteveLimit Tom Friendly]], Mikhail, Charlie, Naomi, George Minktowski, Regina, Karl, Rousseau, Alex, Ray, Captain Gault, Omar, Keamy, Michael, Neil, [[RedShirtArmy apparently every single remaining survivor of Flight 815 who was neither a]] MainCharacter nor [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse an abducted Tailie]], Charlotte, Nadia, Ishmail Bakir, Mr. Avellino, Elsa, and Abaddon.]] So yeah, a few people died during this period. [[BlatantLies Just a few.]]

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** Other characters who died during this period include: [[spoiler: [[OneSteveLimit Diane of the Others,]] Greta, Bonnie, Ryan Price, [[OneSteveLimit Tom Friendly]], Mikhail, Charlie, Naomi, George Minktowski, Regina, Karl, Rousseau, Alex, Ray, Captain Gault, Omar, Keamy, Michael, Neil, [[RedShirtArmy apparently every single remaining survivor of Flight 815 who was neither a]] MainCharacter main character nor [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse an abducted Tailie]], Charlotte, Nadia, Ishmail Bakir, Mr. Avellino, Elsa, and Abaddon.]] So yeah, a few people died during this period. [[BlatantLies Just a few.]]


** Another unique type are among the Tailies. They would've been alive at the start of the series, but are dead by the time any MainCharacter meets the Tailies, such as Goodwin, who debuted as a corpse, then went on to guest star in 4 episodes after that, each one in a flashback taking place earlier than the one before it. The only other dead Tailies named are Donald and [[spoiler: Nathan]].

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** Another unique type are among the Tailies. They would've been alive at the start of the series, but are dead by the time any MainCharacter main character meets the Tailies, such as Goodwin, who debuted as a corpse, then went on to guest star in 4 episodes after that, each one in a flashback taking place earlier than the one before it. The only other dead Tailies named are Donald and [[spoiler: Nathan]].


* ThemeNaming: Many characters are named after philosophers, scientists, or literary figures. Most of the names can grant insight into their characters.
** Lampshaded in season 5, episode 7, by Charles Widmore when he gives Locke a fake ID with the name "Jeremy Bentham", comparing his sense of naming humor to Locke's parents.

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* ThemedParty: Hurley's mom gives him a tropical-island themed birthday party after he is rescued from the Island. Hurley and his fellow Oceanic 815 "survivors" are bemused by her choice.
-->'''Sayid:''' Interesting choice of theme.\\
'''Hurley:''' Yeah, my mom... really doesn't get it, dude.
* ThemeNaming: Many characters are named after philosophers, scientists, or literary figures. Most of the names can grant insight into their characters.
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characters. Lampshaded in season 5, episode 7, by Charles Widmore when he gives Locke a fake ID with the name "Jeremy Bentham", comparing his sense of naming humor to Locke's parents.


** Walt’s actor started hit puberty not long into the show, so he wasn’t able to pass for 10 for very long and had to be written from the show before his growth spurts and changing voice could show. The segments in 2007 were able to have him return without issue, so he starts CommutingOnABus starting in Season 4.

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** Walt’s actor started to hit puberty not long into the show, so he wasn’t able to pass for 10 for very long and had to be written from the show before his growth spurts and changing voice could show. The segments in 2007 were able to have him return without issue, so he starts CommutingOnABus starting in Season 4.


* RealLifeWritesThePlot: A fun example: the show premiered in September 2004, and the next few seasons took place over the 108 days after that. Jack is a big Red Sox fan, and there was a recurring line about the famous Curse. So naturally, when Ben wanted to prove that he had a way of getting off the island, he showed Jack the Sox winning the 2004 World Series ([[YearInsideHourOutside which in reality had been the year before, but in-show only a couple of weeks]]). Jack's response? "If you wanted me to believe you, [[RealityIsUnrealistic you should have picked a different team]]."

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: RealLifeWritesThePlot:
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A fun example: the show premiered in September 2004, and the next few seasons took place over the 108 days after that. Jack is a big Red Sox fan, and there was a recurring line about the famous Curse. So naturally, when Ben wanted to prove that he had a way of getting off the island, he showed Jack the Sox winning the 2004 World Series ([[YearInsideHourOutside which in reality had been the year before, but in-show only a couple of weeks]]). Jack's response? "If you wanted me to believe you, [[RealityIsUnrealistic you should have picked a different team]].""
** Walt’s actor started hit puberty not long into the show, so he wasn’t able to pass for 10 for very long and had to be written from the show before his growth spurts and changing voice could show. The segments in 2007 were able to have him return without issue, so he starts CommutingOnABus starting in Season 4.


%%* PermaShave: Locke's baldness. %%(Not enough context.)%%



%%* PlaceBeyondTime: The FlashSideways.



%%* PolarOppositeTwins: [[spoiler:Jacob and the Smoke Monster]].

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%%* * PolarOppositeTwins: [[spoiler:Jacob and the Smoke Monster]].Man in Black. Their differences are highlighted through RuleOfSymbolism, especially referring to their light and dark motifs. Their viewpoints and motivations are also completely different: Jacob believes that humans are inherently good and that they should stay on the Island, while the Man in Black believes that humans are evil and will do anything to leave]].



%%** [[spoiler:Sayid]].

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%%** [[spoiler:Sayid]].** [[spoiler:Sayid sacrifices himself after giving Jack the information he needs to stop the Man in Black by taking a bomb and running as far as he can with it]].



* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Sayid, Sun, and Jin's]] deaths make it clear that even though there are only three episodes left, absolutely no one is safe.



%%* ScaryBlackMan: Mr. Eko, at first; also Abaddon

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%%* ScaryBlackMan: * ScaryBlackMan:
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Mr. Eko, Eko at first; also Abaddonfirst, what with the beating a man to death with a stick then taking a 40 day vow of silence, but once we see his past and his CharacterDevelopment it becomes a subversion.
** Abaddon plays this completely straight: calm, stoic, mysterious, and overall always seeming to know much more than he lets on. [[spoiler:It's what makes his sudden death from multiple gunshots from nowhere incredibly jarring]].



%%* TheStoic: Dr. Juliet Burke.

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%%* * TheStoic: Dr. Juliet Burke.starts as one of these thanks to all the hardships she's had to deal with since arriving on the Island, but her time with the survivors starts to help her drop this trait.



%%* SurvivalistStash: The Dharma bases.

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%%* * SurvivalistStash: The Dharma bases.stations end up being used as these, but this is almost certainly not their intended purpose.


** The blast door map shows [[Series/ThePrisoner "possible location of Number Six."]]

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** The blast door map shows [[Series/ThePrisoner [[Series/ThePrisoner1967 "possible location of Number Six."]]


* SeinfeldianConversation: Charlie and Hurley debate the old "Who would win in a race between Franchise/TheFlash and {{Superman}}" question in the beginning of the episode "Catch-22".

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* SeinfeldianConversation: Charlie and Hurley debate the old "Who would win in a race between Franchise/TheFlash and {{Superman}}" ComicBook/{{Superman}}" question in the beginning of the episode "Catch-22".

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