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The Others

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Played By: Dayo Ade, Blake Bashoff, Michael Bowen, Nestor Carbonell, Brett Cullen, Alan Dale, Andrew Divoff, Michael Emerson, MC Gainey, Brian Goodman, April Grace, Ariston Green, John Hawkes, Paula Malcomson, William Mapother, Mary Mara, Elizabeth Mitchell, Lana Parrilla, Mark Pellegrino, Tania Raymonde, Andrea Roth, Hiroyuki Sanada, Diana Scarwid, Sebastien Siegel,

Ben: "We're the good guys, Michael."

Ana-Lucia: "They came the first night that we got here. They took three of us. Nothing happened for two weeks. Then they came back and took nine more. They're smart, and they're animals, and they could be anywhere at any time. Now we're moving through the jungle — their jungle — just so you can save your little hick friend over here. And if you think that one gun and one bullet is going to stop them, think again."

The Others, referred to by the DHARMA Initiative as the Hostiles or the Natives, and also by the tail section survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 as Them, are a group of people living on the Island who were followers of Jacob, intermediated by Richard Alpert. Jacob never showed himself to his people, and they took orders from a succession of leaders including Eloise Hawking, Charles Widmore, Benjamin Linus, and briefly, John Locke, before being led by Hugo Reyes, with Linus second in command.


  • Cult: They are very similar to one, with their deity Jacob, closed society and strange rituals.
  • Undying Loyalty: Most of them are highly dedicated and firm in their beliefs, to the point where some have willingly died to protect their cause, and the Island. They hold Jacob in extremely high esteem, despite never meeting him.
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Island Protectors/Leaders

    Jacob 

Jacob

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"It only ends once. Everything before that is just progress."
Played By: Mark Pellegrino & Kenton Duty (child)

"Sometimes you can just hop in the back of someone's cab and tell them what they are supposed to do. Other times you have to let them look at the ocean for a while."

The ageless protector of the Island for more than 2,000 years. He was born on the Island with his brother, the Man in Black and lived there, eventually in the statue of Taweret, until his brother convinced Ben to kill him.

Jacob and his twin brother spent centuries debating the nature of humanity, all the while his brother trying to find a loophole to him. He repeatedly left to visit potential successors whom he drew to the Island. He also served as an unseen leader by proxy for a group of Island people. After his death, Jacob reappeared as a ghost in his youthful bodily form. He finally reappeared in his adult bodily form to his last surviving candidates to pass on the position of protector.


  • Achilles in His Tent: Spends his days inside a giant hollowed out fertility statue/temple while Richard and Ben Linus run things on the island.
  • All There in the Manual: The bulk of the character's motivation and personality are only discussed/revealed in a web series that was put out called "Totally Lost" on Youtube in conjunction with Entertainment Weekly, as far as Mark Pelligrino explaining personality aspects/motivations for Jacob.
  • The Ageless: Since becoming the island's protector, he hasn't aged a day.
  • The Aloner: Jacob really does not like company. He spends all his time by himself, weaving and fishing.
  • Anti-Climax Boss: After being built up as some kind of omniscient, all powerful God who protects the island at all costs all it takes to kill him is Ben stabbing him with a common-or-garden dagger and Flocke kicking him into a fire, where he burns as if he were a petrol soaked rag
  • Big Good: Of the series. Averted in that his motivations and methods are very murky.
  • Cain and Abel: With the Man in Black.
  • The Chessmaster: The entire series has been one big game of senet between him and the Man in Black.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Except for when he appears off-island, Jacob dresses exclusively in white.
  • Dead Person Conversation: His ghost hangs around after his death, chatting with Hurley and others.
  • The Dutiful Son: Jacob is a hopeless momma's boy, eager to please and do whatever she tells him.
  • Idiot Hero: It took him until Richard showed up (around 1800 years) before he realised that if you bring someone to the Island and want to prevent them from dying at the hands of the Man In Black, maybe, you know, he should actually tell them what he wants.
    • Exposing his brother to a vague inhuman power source that would turn him into a monster as punishment for mudering their mom, simply to hurt him since he could not kill him. What could possibly go wrong, giving the brother who just wants to leave the island the power to turn into a giant smoke monster that can impersonate the dead and kill people like a rampaging beast as a punishment?
  • The Fettered: Jacob doesn't want the job of Big Good; he only took it because his Mother didn't give him a choice.
  • Gambit Roulette: Pretty much the entire series was planned by him so he could find his replacement as protector of the island. Maybe...
  • Good All Along: He was built up to be the Big Bad since Season 3, but it becomes clear in Season 6 that he is actually the Big Good.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's less jerkish than most other examples but he is still pretty unconcerned with who gets hurt in all his scheming. He is also perfectly willing to let people die to prove a point or learn a lesson.
  • Guile Hero: Yes, he's more heroic than his nemesis, but he is still able to make people do exactly what he wants with some well-placed words. Even after his death.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: Until Season 5's finale.
  • Humans Are Good: He brings people to the island to prove that his brother's Humans Are Bastards philosophy is wrong.
  • Light Is Good: On the island, he's only ever dressed in white.
  • Minor Major Character: Isn't credited as a main character, but pretty much everything was set in motion either directly, or indirectly, by him.
  • Momma's Boy: Jacob is not an independant type of man. He would tattle on his brother to his beloved mother, stayed with her alone well into his forties, never showed any interest in the world outside of her and became distressed when the Man in Black pointed out that she would eventually die.
  • Mommy Issues: He's so desperate for Mother's approval and so hung up on her that he winds up living in a fertility statue.
  • Older Than They Look: He looks to be in his early forties, maybe? He's actually thousands of years old.
  • Only One Name: It's more than his brother got, though.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Tamer version. While he's not an axe murderer, he treats the people around him deadly business that goes on with the people who arrive on the island like the sort of board games he plays.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Over 2000.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He's trying to protect the island, but he's distant and callous, allowing thousands of people to die over the years. He spends a long time simply bringing people to the island to die.

    Jack 

    Hurley 

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Second-in-Charge

    Richard 

    Ben 

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Island Leadership

    Widmore 

    Eloise Hawking 

    Ben 

    Locke 

Mid-level Leadership

    Tom Friendly 

Tom Friendly AKA 'Mr Friendly'

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Played By: MC Gainey

"This is not your island. This is our island. And the only reason you're living on it is because we let you live on it."

A member of the Others who was loyal to Ben. In the Flight 815 survivors' first encounters with the Others, he acted as a menacing spokesperson and appeared as their leader. He wore a fake beard during his early encounters with the survivors, as a part of the Others' facade. While in captivity, Ben (as Henry Gale) said that Tom was "no one" compared to the real leader, although it is unclear whether Ben was referring to himself or Jacob. While not technically in charge of the Others, Tom did have some authority, as shown in his conversation with Ethan, in his dealings with Alex and Pickett, and with the party that captured Hurley, Jack, Kate, and Sawyer. Tom was one of few Others known to have left the Island; he visited Michael to recruit him onto the Kahana. Tom headed the attack on the survivors before he surrendered to and was executed by Sawyer on December 21, 2004 in retaliation for shooting him (and kidnapping Walt) a month earlier.


  • Affably Evil: He's a good-humoured man who cares about the rest of the Others, and doesn't really want to hurt anyone. He's just loyal to Ben.
  • Afraid of Blood: He doesn't do so well with blood, as seen during Ben's operation.
  • Badass Gay: He was apparently gay and kicked lots of ass.
  • Beard of Barbarism: Part of his disguise.
  • Character Death: After the attack on the beach fails and Tom is left as the only survivor, he surrenders. Sawyer doesn't accept his surrender, shooting him directly in the chest. Tom has only enough time to look accusingly at Sawyer before dying.
  • Deadpan Snarker: With some frequency.
    "Just sit down, Jack. Nobody's going to hurt you. I come in peace."

    "Manhattan, huh? We let you leave one island, you just go to another one."

    "I figure flying can't be too much fun for you."
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Seems, at first, to be the leader of the Others. He does have some authority, but he's not the real boss.
  • The Dragon: For Ben.
  • Friendly Enemy: With Jack. He even warns Jack about bugs in the Others' rec room.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's a big guy with big fists, but he's intelligent and has a high leadership position within the Others.
  • Hidden Depths: Tom is an affable man who does possess a certain set of morals and compassion for the survivors (until they start killing more of his friends). He begins a genuine, if frail, friendship with Jack.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: When he tasers Anthony Cooper, a con man and sadistic sociopath.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Along with the rest of the Others, he presents an image as a bearded barbarian in rags.
  • Pet the Dog: He has quite a few of these moments, such as his friendship with Jack and cordial relationship with the survivors. Even after Michael spits on him and punches him, Tom jovially admits that 'he had it coming'.
  • Straight Gay: You'd never know if it wasn't confirmed on-screen.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Ben, who he obeys on a very personal level. Subverted when Ben starts to go through his Villainous Breakdown, prompting Tom to become more disillusioned with Ben's leadership.
  • Villainous Friendship: With most of the Others, particularly Ben.

    Pickett 

Danny Pickett

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Played By: Michael Bowen

Pickett: If you try to run off, you will be shocked.
Sawyer: Shot?! We don't even get a warning?''
Pickett: Shocked. I said, shocked. If you talk to each other you're going to be shocked. If you touch each other, you're going to be shocked. If you're slacking, you're going to get shocked. Matter of fact, if you do anything at all that pisses me off, you're going to get shocked. Okay? Let's get to work.

One of the Others. He appeared to be an aide to Tom and Bea, and he played an administrative role as a quarry supervisor and may have been involved in Karl's punishment. He was Colleen's husband. After she was shot dead while unarmed by Sun, he took out his anger on Sawyer and almost killed him. He was killed by Juliet on Day 73. His name appears on Jacob's wall, meaning that he was a candidate.


  • Arc Villain: Of the six-episode Hydra Island arc that began Season 3.
  • Character Death: Just as he catches up with Sawyer, Juliet calls his name. Pickett turns toward her just in time for her to shoot him twice in the chest, killing him outright.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Like quite a few of the Others, he has his moments.
    Tom: [over the walkie-talkie] Are you anywhere near the cages?
    Pickett: [standing next to the cages, holding a gun to their prisoner's head] ...Yeah, you could say that.
  • Despair Event Horizon: He doesn't recover from Colleen's death, becoming obsessive and impulsive.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He adores his wife, Colleen, and she loves him back just as much. He's devastated by her death.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Danny is easily pissed off, especially by Sawyer.
  • Happily Married: Or he was, to Colleen. They're quite tender toward each other, and he's utterly destroyed by her death.
  • Hot-Blooded: As a counter to the more even-tempered Tom, Pickett was always easily angered. He tried to shoot Michael despite Tom's orders to keep him alive, kicked Sawyer at the docks and of course there's his Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
  • Implacable Man: After Colleen's death, he heads down this road, eventually ignoring Ben's direct orders to carry out his vendetta.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Pickett's vendetta against Sawyer makes little sense. Sure, they're not friends, but Pickett seems to blame Sawyer for Colleen's death and focuses his hatred on him instead of Kate. He essentially uses Sawyer as a Hate Sink.
  • Jerkass: Pickett is violent, angry and has a definite streak of sadism.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Delivers one to Sawyer.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Colleen's death, he focuses all his rage on Sawyer.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Following the death of his wife. Rage becomes all that motivates him.

    Dogen 

Dogen (道厳 Dōgen)

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"I don't like the way English tastes on my tongue."
Played By: Hiroyuki Sanada

"For every man there is a scale. On one side of the scale there is good. On the other side, evil."

A member of the Others and master of the Temple. He was drowned in the spring by Sayid, who was persuaded to do so by the Man in Black. Dogen preferred to speak in Japanese with the aid of his translator, Lennon, who indicated that Dogen was the only person capable of keeping the Man in Black out of the Temple.


  • Badass Beard: He has one.
  • Character Death: Sayid drowns him in the waters of the Temple.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He eventually reveals his painful past to Sayid.
    "I was a business man once. In Osaka. I worked at a bank. I was good at my job. Very successful. And one Friday, I was promoted. My associates took me out to celebrate. I had too much to drink. Every Friday I picked my son up from baseball. He was twelve. The accident was very bad. I survived. But my son...(beat) And then, in the hospital, a man came to me. A man I had never met. And he told me that he could save my son's life, but I would have to come here... to this island... where I would have a new job. And I could never see my boy again."
  • Deal with the Devil: He made this kind of deal with Jacob, to save his son's life.
  • Death by Irony: Drowned in the pool of healing.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He works for Jacob, so he's technically a good guy, but he still casually orders the deaths of others and tries to murder several people for little-to-no reason.
  • Hidden Depths: Sure, he's a jerk, but Dogen has a lot of internal pain and regret.
  • Jerkass: He's easily annoyed, distant and disdainful of just about everyone who isn't one of his people.
  • Knight Templar: Like most of the Others, he's a strong believer in Jacob.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Tries to be, and succeeds a little. But he's no Ben, and keeps getting outsmarted by Jack.
  • Papa Wolf: When his son was on death's door, Dogen gave up his entire life to save him.

    Lennon 

Lennon

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"We didn't torture him. We were diagnosing him."
Played By: John Hawkes

One of the Others who took refuge in the Temple. He acted as translator for Dogen.


  • Asshole Victim: He was such a jerk that it's hard to feel bad for him when Sayid cuts his throat.
  • Character Death: After Sayid drowns Dogen, Lennon turns up to berate him. He turns away briefly, distracted by the sound of the monster approaching, and when he turns back Sayid cuts his throat with the ceremonial knife.
  • Completely Unnecessary Translator: He translates for Dogen, who understands perfect English.
  • Expy: His look and mannerisms are quite reminiscent of The Photojournalist, played by Dennis Hopper, in Apocalypse Now. Additionally his appearance (long hair, Lennon Specs, clothing) and name seem to be modeled after John Lennon.
  • Good Is Not Nice: In the same way as his boss. He casually orders the deaths of others.
  • Jerkass: Irritable, sarcastic and bossy.
  • Lennon Specs: Just like his namesake.
  • Slashed Throat: After he finds Sayid standing next to Dogen's drowned body, he begins yelling at him. Sayid responds by cutting his throat and letting his body fall in the water with Dogen.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Really, Lennon? You're going to bitch at the guy who just killed your badass boss not ten seconds ago?
  • Translator Buddy: He seems to be the only person who Dogen has any kind of friendship with.

    Ms Klugh 

Beatrice Klugh

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Played By: April Grace

A member of the Others who seemed to have a position of leadership within the group on a similar level to Tom Friendly. On her first appearance, she introduced herself as Ms. Klugh, and Bea was revealed to be the shortened version of her first name by Tom at a later date. Ben and Juliet referred to her by her full name. Beatrice was shot dead at the Flame by Mikhail to prevent the survivors obtaining information from her about the location of the Barracks.


  • Character Death: She orders Mikhail to kill her, which he reluctantly does.
  • Creepy Monotone: She always speaks in a very calm, even tone that can be deeply unsettling.
  • The Dark Chick: For the Others.
  • Enigmatic Minion: We know little to nothing about her; she's mysterious, dedicated and cold. Her actress, April Grace, considered her to be a former nun.
  • Ice Queen: She never shows emotion.
  • Knight Templar: She's willing to kill or die for her cause.
  • Not Afraid to Die: She suggests the idea herself, ordering Mikhail to kill her.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Jacob.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Klugh orders her own death to prevent the survivors from finding the Barracks, but it was ultimately pointless: they use Mikhail to get there.

    Pryce 

Ryan Pryce

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Played By: Brian Goodman

Jin: 지옥에나 떨어져라note 

An Other who was the leader of the security detail policing the Others' community. On the Island, Pryce had a security function similar to the one Danny Pickett had before Danny was killed. Pryce was killed when Hurley ran him over with the DHARMA van.


  • Bald of Evil: Or receding hairline of evil.
  • The Brute: He's essentially Ben's blunt weapon, deployed to fight the survivors on the beach.
  • Character Death: Hurley hits him with the DHARMA van, mangling his body and killing him. He has the honor of being the first person who Hurley intentionally kills.
  • Genius Bruiser: An extremely minor example, but he is seen briefly playing chess before being given orders, indicating he's perhaps smarter than he appears.
  • Jerkass: Pryce is just a dick.
  • Just Following Orders: His default mode, apparantly.
  • Mauve Shirt: Exists mostly to be a threatening slab of muscle.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Danny Pickett. A tough Jerkass seemingly in charge of security.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Others.

    Colleen 

Colleen Pickett

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"We are not the enemy. But if you shoot me, that's exactly what we'll become."
Played By: Paula Malcomson

An Other who appeared to have some level of authority. She was married to Danny Pickett. While attempting to take the castaways' sailboat, she was shot by Sun and died shortly afterward.


  • Character Death: Sun shoots her when she tries to take the sailboat. Colleen dies on the operating table due to the lack of proper facilities to treat her.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She loves her husband, Danny.
  • Happily Married: To Danny.
  • Jerkass: She's actually very calm when confronting Sun, but is otherwise dismissive of Juliet and has pretty much the same temper as her husband.
  • Tempting Fate: "No, you won't [shoot me], Sun." Sun shoots her.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She's dispatched very quickly.
  • You Wouldn't Shoot Me: She very confidently makes this assumption about Sun, which gets her killed.

    Isabel 

Isabel

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Played By: Diana Scarwid

One of the Others. Known as "the sheriff" amongst her people, she held an investigative role amongst the Others.


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    Alex 

Alexandra Rousseau

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"Look, I don't like taking orders from my dad any more than you do. But I know he doesn't want me to get hurt."
Played By: Tania Raymonde & Lehualani Silva (child)

Ben: I didn't want him to get you pregnant. I suppose I may have overreacted...

Danielle Rousseau's daughter who is abducted by the Others sixteen years prior to the crash of Flight 815. Ben is sent by Widmore to kill Danielle and her daughter, but he is unable to bring himself to do so, and ends up raising Alex as his own instead. She aids the crash survivors in various escapes and eventually defects from the Others. She dates Karl, though Ben tries to keep them apart because she would die if she became pregnant.


  • Action Girl: With a slingshot, nonetheless. She manages to escape and thwart the Others many different times.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Keamy shoots her in the head during his little hostage situation.
  • Brats with Slingshots: Her weapon of choice during season 3.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Alex does this to Ben a few times. He's pretty unaffected.
  • Changeling Fantasy: She's Danielle's daughter; Ben stole her when she was a baby, disobeying Widmore's orders to kill both her and her mother.
  • Character Death: She's taken hostage by Keamy. Ben, still believing the rules were in place and Alex would be protected, tried to manipulate the situation and buy time. Keamy responded by abruptly shooting Alex in the head and leaving her body on the grass.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Karl Martin.
  • Daddy's Girl: Despite her rebelling against Ben, she was the apple of his eye when she was younger.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She gets some good lines in.
    Sawyer: This a hobby of yours, Underdog — digging holes?
  • Little Miss Badass: She's only 16 during the show.
  • Missing Mom: Ben stole her from Danielle when she was just a baby and raised her himself. He told her Danielle was dead, and she didn't see her mother until she was 16 and reunited with her.
  • Morality Pet: For Ben.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: This is Alex's general attitude, hence why she helps the Survivors so often and rescues Claire from Ethan.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Karl.
  • Token Good Teammate: Is one for the Others; she betrays them to help the survivors on numerous occasions.
  • Tomboyish Name: Before she appeared in the flesh, her name led to many fans speculating over whether she was male or female. This deepened the mystery around her, and for a while the theory was that the then-mysterious Ethan was Alex.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Averted, as her parents are quite attractive (as shown in Season 5 when Jin meets her parents and in Season 6 when Ben meets a more cleaned-up Rousseau), but it's implied that Sawyer is invoking this in "Not in Portland" when he is led to believe that she was related to Ben.
    • Of course, Ben isn't necessarily UGLY, he's just a bit strange looking, especially compared with some of the more conventionally attractive male leads. It helps that in LOST he's frequently beaten to a bloody pulp or his clothes are ripped, whereas in real life Michael Emerson is generally very classy-looking.

    Ethan 

Ethan Rom

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"If you do not stop following me, I will kill one of them."
Played By: William Mapother (adult) & Devon Gearhart (child)

Hurley: Lots of names and faces. It's pretty pathetic, huh? You'd think after a couple of weeks on the Island with the same people, we'd all know each other.
Ethan: Yeah, you're right. You would think so.

The son of Amy and Horace Goodspeed, and the surgeon of the Others. He spent some time as a child with the DHARMA Initiative, as well as The Others, who he eventually ended up living with. As a boy, he participated in the kidnapping of Danielle Rousseau's baby, Alex, with Ben Linus. Years later, when Flight 815 crashed on the Island, he was sent by Ben to infiltrate the middle-section survivors. On the verge of being discovered, he kidnapped Claire and took her to a medical station. After she escaped, Ethan attempted to take her back but was captured himself. Shortly afterward, Charlie killed the captive Ethan by firing several gunshots into him.


  • All There in the Manual: Ethan's history is given more detail in the canon Lost encyclopedia.
  • Badass Boast:
    "You bring her here. If you don't, I'm going to kill one of them. And then, if you don't bring her back before sundown tomorrow, I'll kill another, and another, and another. One every day. And Charlie, I'll kill you last."
  • Battle in the Rain: With Jack, twice.
  • Character Death: After being subdued by Jack and a dozen guns held on him, Charlie takes the opportunity to shoot him several times.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He appears briefly as Locke's hunting buddy before turning out to be the first-seen 'Other'.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Jack. Both of them are their groups surgeons, and this trope is highlighted in their battles in the rain.
  • Improbable Age: According to show canon, he's 27. William Mapother was in his late 30s when cast as Ethan.
  • Meaningful Name: It's an anagram for "Other Man".
  • The Mole: For the Others.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Ethan is a talented and qualified surgeon, who also dabbles in kidnap and murder.
  • Once a Season: He makes appearances each season (except Season 4), usually via flashbacks.
  • Posthumous Character: Sort of. He makes more appearances after his death episode than before it.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Ethan willingly participated in the Purge, which killed both his parents.
  • Starter Villain: He was the first on-island antagonist to appear in the series.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: An extreme case. At times, often in flashbacks, he is shown to be a genuinely warm and friendly man. Other times ... not so much ...
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Like most of the Others. Ethan in particular desperately wants to solve the island's pregnancy problem.

    Karl 

Karl Martin

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"I just have a bad feeling about this."
Played By: Blake Bashoff

"If I get caught, your father's gonna kill me this time."

A young man who was one of the Others. His origins are unknown, but he seemed to have been desperately trying to escape. Karl was Alex's boyfriend, but Ben, fearing he would get Alex pregnant, would not allow this relationship and locked up Karl. Afterwards, Karl escaped and joined the survivors with Alex.


    Mikhail 

Mikhail Bakunin

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A member of the Others and a former Soviet soldier who lived in the Flame, a station made by the DHARMA Initiative, where he was stationed to manage communications with the outside world. Skilled in the use of weapons and hand-to-hand combat, Mikhail was a trusted lieutenant of Benjamin Linus. After his capture by Locke, Sayid, Kate, and Rousseau, Locke pushed him through the sonar fence, and he was thought to have been killed, but he survived, attributing his survival to the fence's non-lethal setting. He was later shot by Desmond in the chest with a spear gun, but survived long enough, probably due to the Island's healing properties, to detonate a grenade outside the window of the Looking Glass station, drowning Charlie Pace. He perished when the grenade detonated in his hand, believing that his orders to kill Charlie were, according to Ben essential to the survival of the Island.


  • Butt-Monkey: If something bad happens, it's going to happen to Mikhail. After Locke, Sayid and Kate stumbled across the Flame station, his life took a sharp turn into the realm of terrible luck. Without exaggeration, he has the crap beaten out of him in literally every one of his appearances.
  • Character Death: Mikhail pulls a pin on a grenade while still holding it, killing himself and Charlie. He had previously survived mortal wounds so frequently that fans were uncertain if he'd actually died, especially considering that it looks as if he backs away from the grenade before it goes off. Word of God had to confirm his death.
  • The Chew Toy: Mikhail almost matches Ben for the sheer amount of physical trauma he endures.
  • Combat Medic: He used to be one, for the Soviets.
  • Evil Genius: He was responsible for outside communication and information gathering, and not only was he tech savvy but he was medical expertise and spoke several languages.
  • Eyepatch of Power: We never do find out what happened to his eye.
  • Go Out with a Smile: He grins at Charlie as he pulls the pin of the grenade he's holding.
  • Knight Templar: He questions his loyalty to Ben for all of six seconds before murdering two women in cold blood. Funnily, one of the women inadvertently convinced him to go through with it after going on an ill-advised tirade about the importance of not questioning orders.
  • Made of Iron: Mikhail keeps on surviving despite the horrible shit that happens to him.
  • Meaningful Name: Possibly. He's named after a Russian anarchist-socialist theorist, but it's highly questionable how much the character's actions have to do with anarchism or socialism. Given how rigidly he follows orders, his name could be ironic.
  • Omniglot: He speaks nine different languages, including Russian (his mother tongue), English, Italian, Portuguese and Korean. This is a trait inherited from his actor, who speaks eight languages, although Korean is not one of them.
  • Rasputinian Death: Shot by a speargun, and then blown up.
  • Russian Guy Suffers Most: Beaten by Sayid, tossed through a sonic fence which almost killed him, beaten up by Jin and Desmond, beaten up by Locke, shot with a speargun and finally blown up.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Jacob, whom he describes as 'a magnificent man'.
  • Suicide Attack: On Charlie. It works.
  • Taking You with Me: He was possibly dying from his speargun wounds, and pulls a grenade to kill himself and Charlie.

    Jason 

Jason

Played By: Ariston Green

A minor Other who acts as muscle for whoever is in charge at the time. Sayid kills him by snapping his neck.


  • Bald of Evil: Evil by default, being part of the Others and especially following a rogue Pickett's orders.
  • The Brute: After Pickett's death, he's demoted to muscle for Tom and Pryce.
  • Character Death: When he's distracted by Hurley's attack, a bound Sayid trips him up and breaks his neck.
  • The Dragon: To Pickett, but he outlives him.
  • Dragon Their Feet: He wasn't around to stop Juliet from killing Pickett.
  • Mauve Shirt: He's seen pretty regularly, but has few lines and no character. He's just muscle working for Pickett and later Pryce.
  • Neck Snap: Sayid kills him this way while tied up!

    Goodwin 

Goodwin Stanhope

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"We're not savages."
Played By: Brett Cullen

"The children are fine. They're better off now."

An Other who was sent by Ben to infiltrate the tail section survivors. He was killed by Ana Lucia after she found out his true identity. At the time of his death, he was unhappily married to Harper Stanhope and was having an affair with Juliet Burke.


  • Affably Evil: Goodwin is pleasant enough guy, both among the Others and among the Tailies. He was welcoming to Juliet, supportive of Ana-Lucia and got along well with people in general.
  • Character Death: During a fight with Ana-Lucia, he leaps at her just in time for her to lift a sharpened bamboo stick. He falls onto it, impaling him through the chest and killing him.
  • Creepy Monotone: He lapses into this briefly during his final confrontation with Ana.
  • Deadpan Snarker: From time to time, both as The Mole and in his real persona.
    "If you had cut off his finger and he still told you he was on the plane, I think maybe you would have started to believe you had the wrong guy."
  • Exiled to the Couch: By Harper.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By Ana-Lucia, who impales him in the chest with a sharpened stick.
  • The Mole: Within the Tailies.
  • Neck Snap: He snaps the neck of a chicken, then creepy-yet-innocent passenger Nathan.
  • Only Sane Man: Appears as this while acting as The Mole within the Tailies. He's smart, practical and is a kinder, more genial alternative to Ana-Lucia's tough my-way-or-the-island-highway leadership. It's all part of his cover.
  • Uriah Gambit, victim of: Juliet accuses Ben of having sent Goodwin to the Tailies for this reason.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Cheats on Harper with Juliet, and seemed to be flirting with Ana. It's implied by Ben that his attraction to her was genuine...but then, it's Ben.

    Aldo 

Aldo

Played By: Rob McElhenney

An Other who was guarding Karl in Room 23. He held a grudge against Kate for knocking him out during Karl's rescue, and wasn't seen until the survivors reached the Temple. Claire killed him when he threatened Jin.


  • Asshole Victim: Considering his behavior, he isn't exactly mourned after Claire kills him.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's tricked by Kate, knocked out, slapped awake and called an 'idiot' by Danny, spends a few years building a grudge, finally comes face-to-face with his 'enemy' Kate again...and gets knocked out again. And then he's killed by Claire. Aldo does not have much luck.
  • Character Death: Claire shoots him from the bushes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: For a brief character, he's very sarcastic.
    Aldo: We're protecting you.
    Kate: From what?
    Aldo: You've been on this island for a while, right? Ever see a big pillar of black smoke, makes a ticka ticka sound, looks pissed off?
    Kate: Yes.
    Aldo: From that.
    Jin: Do you know anything about another plane coming in? An Ajira flight.
    Aldo: I'm sorry. Is this a press conference?
  • Evil Is Petty: Kate knocked him out once, and he still holds a grudge against her years later.
  • Hot-Blooded: In the interim between appearances, he's become very aggressive.
  • Jerkass: In his second appearance, he's constantly angry and rude.
  • Long Bus Trip: He appears briefly in season three, and doesn't appear again until season six. He was originally a Bus Crash via Word of God, but this was retconned.

    Bonnie 

Bonnie

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Played By: Tracy Middendorf

Bonnie: We were following orders.
Mikhail: And you never asked why?
Bonnie: No. Because I trust him. And I trust Jacob. And the minute I start questioning orders, this whole thing, everything that we're doing here falls apart.

A member of the Others, secretly assigned to the Looking Glass station by Ben, with the rest of the Others believing that she and Greta were on an assignment in Canada.


  • Blood Knight: She takes a little too much joy in torturing Charlie, and later eagerly asks Mikhail if Ben gave them permission to kill him. She also wants to use a speargun on Charlie because it'll hurt more.
  • Character Death: Mikhail shoots her on Ben's orders. She survives for a few minutes before succumbing to her injuries.
  • Death by Irony: She unknowingly talks Mikhail into killing her and Greta by going on a very ill-advised rant about the importance of following orders without question. Mikhail concedes that she 'makes an excellent point', at which point he begins the slaughter.
  • Death Equals Redemption: With her dying breath, she tells Charlie the station code to piss off Ben, who ordered her death.
  • Due to the Dead: Charlie and Desmond respectfully cover her body, perhaps recognising that she was another of Ben's victims and ultimately just another pawn who was cast aside.
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: She's the bad cop to Greta's good cop.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: She's easily angered, snapping at Greta inbetween beating the hell out of Charlie just for suggesting that she take it easy for a moment.
  • Hot-Blooded: She's much more tempermental and angry than Greta, viciously beating Charlie and even threatening to use a speargun on him.
  • Jerkass: Even aside from her torture of Charlie, she's frequently wearing a scowl, overly aggressive and gets irritable with Greta and Mikhail.
  • Knight Templar: She's a fervent believer in the Others' cause, and never questions orders.
  • She Knows Too Much: Ben orders her execution for just this reason.
  • Villainous Friendship: With Greta.
  • Villain's Dying Grace: With her last breath, she tells Charlie the code for the Looking Glass Station.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She only appears in the final three episodes of season three, in which she's murdered by Mikhail on Ben's orders.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: A combination of this and She Knows Too Much is what prompts Ben to order her execution.

    Greta 

Greta

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Played By: Lana Parrilla

A member of the Others, secretly assigned by Ben to the Looking Glass station to make sure that any transmissions leaving the Island were jammed. The rest of the Others were told that she and Bonnie were on an assignment in Canada.


    Jill 

Jill

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"He'll be safe with me."
Played By: Mary Mara

A butcher who worked in Simon's Butcher Shop in Los Angeles and apparently worked for Ben. She watched Locke's body for Ben while he was out collecting the rest of the Oceanic Six together to return to the Island.


  • Almighty Butcher: She poses as a butcher, but she's actually a trusted member of the Others who uses the store as a front.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She has a pixyish blonde hair worn under butcher's hat.
  • Enigmatic Minion: We know very little about her, but she shows herself to be one of Ben's most trusted off-island minions (and the list of people Ben trusts is very short).

    Justin 

Justin

Played By: Dayo Ade

An Other from the group inhabiting the Temple who, along with Aldo, was sent to follow Kate and Jin who agreed to find and bring Sawyer back to the Temple.


  • An Axe to Grind: Claire slams an axe into his chest, killing him.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's more compassionate than many of the Others, but he's still willing to kill. He tells Jin to untie him, so he can snap Claire's neck.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Twice he almost spills information to Kate and Jin just because they ask. Aldo has to tell him to keep quiet.
  • Character Death: Claire murders him with an axe while he's tied up.
  • Not Quite Dead: He survives Claire's initial ambush that killed Aldo. He dies shortly afterwards, though.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Justin's just doing a job, and feels no animosity toward Kate or Jin. He even stops Kate from stepping on a trap.

    Erik 

Erik

Played By: Sebastien Siegel

"This is a violation of the truce. You're over the line."

An Other that confronted Sawyer, Kate, and an injured young Ben in the jungle in 1977. He agreed to bring them to Richard. He also expressed a concern about healing Ben, saying that they should check with Ellie and Charles.


  • The Brute: For Richard and the Others in general.
  • Character Death: He's shot and killed by Sayid.
  • Jerkass: From what we saw, he was aggressive and forever-scowling.
  • Red Shirt: He exists mostly to be shot by Sayid and be a second-in-command for Richard.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Others.

    Matthew 

Matthew

Played By: Dustin Geiger

An Other who seemed to have some medical experience.


    Adam 

Adam

Played By: Stephen Semel

A member of the Others. In his short appearance he made it clear that he is very loyal to Ben.


  • Jerkass: In his short appearance, he comes across as a whining little snob.

    Harper 

Harper Stanhope

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Played By: Andrea Roth

"Well, maybe you feel that all eyes are on you, but you're not a celebrity, and soon enough, you'll realize that you're no different than anyone here."

A therapist and member of the Others. She was married to Goodwin, but their relationship deteriorated, prompting Goodwin to have an affair with Juliet Burke.


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She appears once, and seems to be set up for future appearances, but disappears after her single-episode appearance.
  • Ivy League for Everyone: She received her Masters from Yale, according to the certificate on her office wall.
  • Jerkass: She's a horrible therapist, treating Juliet with disdain and outright insulting her on her first session for no reason.
  • The Rival: To Juliet, whom she takes an instant dislike to for no reason.
  • The Shrink: She's a therapist within the Others, who according to Tom, will have you 'crying about your daddy'.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: How she appears to Juliet in the jungle. It led to some debate among fans about whether or not the present-day Harper was really Harper, or if she died at some point and was subsequently impersonated by the Man in Black.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She disappears completely after her first appearance and is never mentioned again.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Her husband, Goodwin, has an affair with Juliet. Harper finds out, but is mostly concerned about how Ben would react. She was right to be fearful.

    Cindy 

    Zach & Emma 

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