Spoilers ahead – if you’re not up-to-date with the shows, don’t read this!
“LOST” has established that just about every one of the characters on the show has “daddy issues”. Locke’s father took a kidney and threw him out of a window, Kate didn’t like her step-father, Jack had problems with his father, Sun and Jin had problems with her father, and Hurley didn’t get along with his father at all well either.
Every one of those fathers was manipulative to some degree, and probably at least one or two of them are involved in Dharma or the Hanso foundation in some way. I’ve long thought that Jack’s father was in on something to do with Dharma. All this talk of fathers, and one thing I’ve never seen mentioned is:
Who in the heck is Ben’s father?
Ben said he was born on the island. He looks like he’s in his late 40s, or early 50s, so he was on the island since the late 50s or early 60s. The DeGroots didn’t start doing their experiments (at least from what we can tell in the tape) until the late 60s. So…. Who was on the island before Ben arrived on the scene, so to speak? Who is Ben’s father?
2 thoughts on “Who is Ben’s father?”
My first thought was that Ben must have previously been a Hostile, and was converted over to the Dharma side.
Ben’s father might be the missing leader of Dharma (who has never really been mentioned in the show itself, has he?). Perhaps installing “hostiles” in the island was an experiement on the experiementers. I couldn’t begin to guess what the purpose of this could be, but it appears as if they themselves believe they have one…
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