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"Jacob" redirects here. For other uses of the name Jacob, see: Jacob (disambiguation).

Jacob was a mysterious figure of authority on the Island who, according to Ben, is "in charge" of the Island. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2") Ageless, Jacob lived on the Island since at least the 19th century, and recently residing inside the statue of Taweret until his death in 2007. ("LA X, Parts 1 & 2") Capable of coming and going from the Island, Jacob appears to have had some subtle ability to guide events, purposefully encountering several individuals who later would become survivors of Oceanic Flight 815. In 2007, Jacob was viciously stabbed to death by Benjamin Linus acting under orders from Jacob's mysterious nemesis. Before being kicked into his own firepit, Jacob's last words were "They're coming." After his death, Jacob appeared to Hurley Reyes in a vision.


References to Jacob

While unseen until the final episode of Season Five, Jacob has been a significant behind-the-scenes presence through much of the series, his existence being mentioned as early as Season Two. Jacob appears to command a great respect among the Others who look to him as a leader who is both adored and feared. Both Mikhail and Ben referred to Jacob as a "great", "brilliant", and "magnificent" man. Jacob has also been referred to as "powerful" and "unforgiving." ("Two for the Road") Occasionally members of the Others have been seen to invoke Jacob's name as an excuse for carrying out certain actions. Jacob is sometimes referred to as "Him."

Jacob does not appear to communicate directly with the Others. Instead he provides instructions or lists he has drawn up for a few select individuals who then relay his commands to the rest of the Others. Richard Alpert implies that Jacob has some way of summoning these select individuals to him when he has orders to impart. Meetings with him are typically conducted alone and only at Jacob's request. Many of the Others are unaware of where Jacob lives on the Island. ("The Man Behind the Curtain")  ("Follow the Leader")  ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

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Jacob's Cabin

During Season Three, Benjamin Linus took John Locke to see Jacob at a cabin deep in the jungle. Before arriving at the cabin, Locke discovers a ring of ash surrounding the perimeter similar to the ash the Others used to protect the temple from the MIB. The room appeared empty at first, but on attempting to leave Locke heard the words "help me" that did not appear to come from Ben. Angry and believing Ben was deceiving him, Locke turned on his flashlight. Immediately the cabin began to shake, jars of liquid flew across the room and the lamp was knocked over and set aflame. Ben grabbed the apparently empty rocking chair, telling "Jacob" that he had had his fun and needed to stop before being thrown against the wall by a mysterious force. In looking back across the room, Locke briefly observed a shadowy figure with shaggy hair and tattered clothes sitting in the chair. ("The Man Behind the Curtain") Ben later confessed that he had never seen Jacob in all his time as leader of the Others. He explained to Locke that he had been putting on an elaborate deception at the cabin but was just as surprised when things started flying around the room. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2") Previously believed to be Jacob, the identity of this shadowy individual is unknown.

Christian Shephard

A figure appearing to be the Christian Shephard has been observed on several occasions in Jacob's cabin. In "The Beginning of the End" Hurley discovered Christian at the cabin along with another unidentified individual. Later on returning to the cabin in "Cabin Fever", Locke also encountered Christian who told him his task was to move the island. On this occasion Christian claimed that he could speak on Jacob's behalf.


Later in 2007, Ilana visited the cabin and implied that Jacob may have lived there, but he had not done so in a very long time. She stated: "Someone else has been using it." ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

On the Island (1800s)

Jacob talks with his nemesis. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

At some point during the 1800s, Jacob was living on the Island in a hidden chamber beneath the statue of Taweret. Here he was seen working on the production of a tapestry with homemade thread. On venturing outside the statue, he encountered a mysterious dark-haired individual and the two of them proceeded to have a short conversation while watching a ship approaching the Island. The man in black accused Jacob of bringing the ship to the Island in an attempt to prove him wrong. Moments later, Jacob's unnamed nemesis asked if Jacob was aware just how badly he wanted him dead. One day, his nemesis declared, he would find a "loophole" and be able to accomplish the deed.

JACOB: I take it you're here because of the ship.
ENEMY: I am. How did they find the Island?
JACOB: You'll have to ask them when they get here.
ENEMY: I don't have to ask. You brought them here. Still trying to prove me wrong, aren't you?
JACOB: You are wrong.
ENEMY: Am I? They come. They fight. They destroy. They corrupt. It always ends the same.
JACOB: It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.
ENEMY: Do you have any idea how badly I want to kill you?
ENEMY: One of these days, sooner or later... I'm going to find a loophole, my friend.
JACOB: Well, when you do, I'll be right here.

Off the Island (1976-2007)

Jacob gives young James Ford a pen ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

Capable of coming and going from the Island, Jacob left the Island on several occasions to meet with certain individuals who would later become or who were passengers on board Oceanic 815. Jacob also met with Ilana and asked her for an unrevealed favor.

In 1976, Jacob visited a young James Ford at the funeral of Mr. Ford and Mary Ford. He spoke briefly with James and gave him a pen that was used to finish Sawyer's letter.

Sometime in the late 1980s, Jacob visited a convenience store in Iowa where he witnessed a young Kate and Tom Brennan being caught while attempting to steal a lunchbox. Intervening, Jacob offered to pay for the lunchbox instead, and instructed Kate to "be good" before tapping her playfully on the nose.

Following an accident during his first major surgery, Jack attempted to purchase an Apollo Candy bar but was thwarted by a stuck vending machine. After a brief argument with his father, Jack was approached by Jacob. Jacob had purchased the next bar -- freeing the one Jack left behind. Jacob inquired if this bar belonged to Jack and handed it over, saying: "Maybe it just needed a little push."

Jacob was waiting in the reception line after Jin and Sun's wedding. Jacob addressed the newly married couple in Korean, wishing them the best in their marriage, telling them never to take each other for granted. Confused as to Jacob's identify, both Jin and Sun watch him depart. Jin remarks that Jacob's Korean is excellent.

Jacob reassures a crippled Locke.("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

In 2000, Jacob was sitting on a bench outside an apartment complex reading Flannery O'Connor's Everything That Rises Must Converge moments before John Locke was pushed out a window by his father, suffering the accident that broke his back. Rising unhurriedly, Jacob walked over to Locke's fallen body and gently squeezed his shoulder saying: "I'm sorry this happened to you." Locke's eyes opened, staring uncomprehendingly at Jacob as he turned and walked away.

At some unknown time, Ilana, injured and heavily bandaged, lay on a bed in a Russian hospital. She is visited by Jacob, whom she seems to recognize. He spoke to her in Russian initially before changing to English. He requested her help in some unspecified way to which she assents.

In 2005, Sayid and Nadia were walking three blocks from the intersection of North La Brea Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, discussing how to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. As they started to cross the street, Jacob approached Sayid and asked him for directions. Nadia, turning to say something to Sayid while out in the middle of the crosswalk, is hit and killed by a car that fled the scene of the accident.

Jacob instructs Hurley to board Ajira Flight 316. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

Sometime in late 2007, Hurley was released from Los Angeles County Jail, Jacob was waiting for him outside in the back seat of a taxicab with a guitar case next to him. Stating he would only be going a few blocks, Jacob offered to share the cab with Hurley. Engaging in conversation with Hurley, Jacob asked why Hurley wouldn't return to the Island. He suggested that Hurley's "curse" of seeing dead people might actually be looked upon as a blessing instead; being able to continue to communicate with those we've lost. Jacob informed Hurley that to return to the Island, he only need be on board Ajira Flight 316 departing in 24 hours. As Jacob stepped out of the cab, Hurley warned him that he forgot his guitar. Before departing, Jacob responded: "It's not my guitar."

On the Island (2007)


In 2007, after the crash of Ajira Airways Flight 316, the seemingly resurrected Locke revealed his plans to kill Jacob. The false Locke told Ben that this task would not be easy, but after Jacob's death "things will change." With Richard's help, Locke and Ben entered the hidden chamber in the foot of the statue to find Jacob sitting in an old rocking chair observing them. Jacob recognized Locke immediately as his old nemesis, stating that his unnamed nemesis had "found his loophole."

Jacob falls against Ben after being stabbed. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

ENEMY: Hello Jacob.
JACOB: Well you found your loophole.
ENEMY: Indeed I did. And you have no idea what I've gone through to be here.

In a brief but tense conversation, Jacob told Ben he had a choice before him: to follow through on "Locke's" instructions or to leave. An emotional Ben confronted Jacob - asking questions about why he had been ignored by Jacob for so many years on the Island. "What about me?" Ben asked. Jacob, gravely looking back at Ben, and repeated quietly: "What about you?" Ben's temper flared and he responded by stabbing Jacob brutally twice in the chest. Dropping to his knees and coughing up blood, Jacob warned his nemesis: "They're coming." His nemesis looked slightly alarmed before kicking Jacob into the fire pit setting him completely ablaze. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2") Moments later his body completely disappeared. ("LA X, Parts 1 & 2")


Jacob gives Hurley further instructions. ("LA X, Parts 1 & 2")

An hour after his murder, Jacob appeared to Hurley in the jungle, after the detonation of Jughead. Though Hurley recognized Jacob from their previous encounter, he was unaware of Jacob's identity. Jacob informed Hurley of his death an hour earlier, and that Sayid Jarrah, who was dying nearby, needed to be taken to the Temple to be saved. Though Hurley did not know where the Temple was, Jacob assured him that Jin would, by asking him where he went with the French team. He then reminded Hurley to bring with him the guitar case which he had given to him before Ajira Flight 316 had taken off. Jacob then disappeared as Jin arrived to speak to Hurley.

The next day, after Hurley's capture by the Temple's Others, Jacob's death was brought to Lennon and Dogen's attention, resulting in a defensive preparation of the Temple, intended on keeping "him" out. As part of the process, a red firework was lit, and caught Richard's attention at the statue. ("LA X, Parts 1 & 2")



  • Jacob's episode count is 3 (as of "LA X, Parts 1 & 2").
  • Jacob has the biggest number of centric episodes per episode appearances as two out of the three episodes he has appeared in were centered around him.
  • Jacob has multilingual abilities.
  • Ben claims that Jacob does not like technology. ("The Man Behind the Curtain")
    • This may have just been part of Ben's act to mystify Locke.
  • Jacob touches all of the characters he meets in some fashion; the camera even focuses on his fingers touching Jack as he hands him the candy bar. The significance of this action is unknown.
    • He was not observed touching Ilana at the hospital.
    • Jacob has only been shown touching individuals who were or would become passengers of Flight 815.
    • In the Lost: On Location special feature on the season 5 DVD, Carlton Cuse notes this fact, while Damon Lindelof questions whether Jacob touched everyone he met.
  • Jacob says the words "I'm sorry" to about half the characters he meets off-island: Sawyer (in reference to his parents' deaths), Ilana (an apology for not arriving sooner), Sayid (introducing a request for help), and John (in sympathy). He does not say these words to Kate, Sun, Jin, Jack, or Hurley.
  • Out of the main characters Jacob has met Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Sun, Jin, Sayid, Hurley, Richard, Ilana, Ben and Locke.
  • Jacob has only been seen definitively in "The Incident, Parts 1 & 2" and "LA X, Parts 1 & 2". He was believed to have been seen previously in "The Man Behind the Curtain" and "The Beginning of the End" - although the identity of this mysterious individual is now in question.
  • In ABC's official recaps he was referred to as "the spiritual guru of the Island" and "a spiritual presence that has been on the island for centuries".
  • The clip show Lost: Final Chapter referenced to the Island as "His home" and referred to the island as "in his command".
  • The clip show as well, confirmed that the conflict between him and his Nemesis had rules, which prevented them from "harming one another".
  • On the front cover of Lost: The Complete Third Season, the text "Jacob loves you" is visible.
  • In an interview Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse gave to Entertainment Weekly's Jeff Jensen and Dan Snierson prior to the fifth season finale, Lindelof noted that the episode would be very "touching", a reference to Jacob notably touching the Oceanic 815 survivors when he crosses paths with them.
  • In November 2009, executive producer Damon Lindelof stated that, regarding the scene in "Pilot, Part 2" where Locke explains to Walt the premise of backgammon using the concept of light and dark, he and fellow co-creator JJ Abrams had planned for those two sides to eventually be personified by two individuals (in reference to Jacob and his enemy). [1]
  • In the opening scene where Jacob is spinning thread for his tapestry, it is briefly shown that he is wearing Nomadic brand sandals. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2"). [source needed]
  • Jacob is one of the six characters to have a flashback on his first appearance. The other five are Jack, Frank, Miles, Charlotte and Juliet. He is also the second of only two characters to have a centric episode on his first appearance, the first being Jack in "Pilot, Part 1"
  • Jacob sees man as being a flawed creature, but thinks that there is always hope, while his nemesis has a much more cynical but, in some ways, more realistic view of man. [1]
  • After Jacob's departure, Hurley kept the guitar case -- and brought with him on Flight 316. The guitar case also traveled with him to 1977. It contained Jacob's Ankh. ("LA X, Parts 1 & 2")

Production notes

  • Jacob was confirmed to be "him" In the 3/20/07 Official Lost Podcast.
  • When Jacob finally was cast for "The Incident, Parts 1 & 2" the casting call described him as "Jason. Any ethnicity, late 30s-60s. Former soldier. A leader of men. Smart but more than that – he is wise. Strong and straightforward. The words he says are always listened to and they carry gravitas. Looking for someone very interesting and very special for this role..."[2]

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Unanswered questions

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  • Who or what is Jacob?
  • How has he been bringing people to the Island?
  • What powers or abilities did he possess?
    • Did Jacob cure Rachel's cancer?
    • How did Jacob possess foreknowledge of events to come?
    • Why did Jacob prevent Richard from aging?
    • Why was a loophole necessary to kill Jacob?
  • How did he come and go from the Island?
  • Did Jacob dislike technology?


  • What is Jacob's history on the Island?
  • How did he choose who to bring to the Island?
  • What issues did he have with his nemesis?
  • How did Jacob come to command the Others?
    • Why is only the leader of the Others permitted to talk to Jacob?
    • Why did Jacob refuse to meet with Ben?
  • How did Jacob draw up his lists?
  • Was Richard the only Other who knew where to find Jacob?

Jacob's cabin

  • Why did Illana expect to find Jacob at the cabin?
  • What was Christian's connection to Jacob?
    • Why did Christian claim to speak for Jacob?
  • Who was the shadowy figure seen in "The Man Behind the Curtain"?
    • Whose voice did Locke hear?
    • Why did objects start flying around in the cabin?
  • Who did Hurley see in "The Beginning of the End"?

Recent events

  • Why did Jacob visit Sawyer, Kate, Sun, Jin, Sayid, Hurley, Jack and Locke?
    • Why did he physically touch everyone he visited?
  • What was Jacob's relationship with Ilana?
    • Why did he request her help?
  • How did he recognize his nemesis in Locke's form?
  • What did he mean by "They're coming"?
  • Why did he let himself be killed so easily?
  • Why did he provoke Ben into killing him?



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