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Lara Chang
Lara Chang
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Pierre Chang - Husband
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Lara Chang is Pierre Chang's wife and the mother of Miles Straume. She was a member of the DHARMA Initiative and lived on the Island in the 1970s. In 1977 Lara and her son were evacuated from the Island on the Submarine. Off Island Lara came to reside in Encino, California.

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On the Island

Lara and her son are evacuated from the Island. ("Follow the Leader")
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1974

Lara lived with her husband Pierre on the Island where they had a son who they named Miles. It was implied by Pierre that Miles was named after the jazz musician Miles Davis of whom Lara was a fan. One day Lara stood behind a time-traveling adult Miles, in the cafeteria lunch queue. This was when adult Miles realized he was now living amongst his parents. ("Some Like It Hoth")

1977

Lara was seen in 1977 in the company of both her husband and baby son, not knowing that an adult version of Miles was watching from outside. ("Some Like It Hoth")

The next morning at 8:15 a.m. she greeted Pierre as he woke up and told him that it was his turn to help their son. ("Because You Left")

The next day Pierre Chang organised the evacuation of all the DHARMA women and children from the Island. Lara and her baby son left the Island on the Submarine, on her husband's orders. Lara appeared upset by her husband's insistence that they should leave. After leaving the Island Lara and Miles moved to the United States. ("Follow the Leader")

Off the Island

Miles sits at his mother's bedside. ("Some Like It Hoth")

Lara and Miles, now in the United States eventually settled in Encino, California. As Pierre didn't tell them the reasons of the evacuation from the Island, Lara eventually felt that Pierre had abandoned them.

Approximately ten years later, while Lara was finishing up the paperwork for her new apartment landlord, Miles unwittingly discovered a dead body in apartment 4. Lara inquired as to how he knew the body was there, and Miles said that he heard the dead man screaming.

Many years later, Lara became gravely ill. She was being cared for in the same Encino apartment by a nurse named Evelyn when a rebellious teenage Miles came to visit her after not having seen her for quite some time. He tried to get her to tell him what she knew about his abilities and about his father. Lara simply told Miles that his father was long dead, that he had never cared about them, and that he was buried somewhere Miles could never go. ("Some Like It Hoth")

DHARMA Booth Video

While Pierre was filming a video that was broadcast into the future, Lara was nearby with the baby. Several seconds into filming, the baby began crying uncontrollably, interrupting Chang's video. This caused him to stand, and yell to an off-screen Lara to take "him" outside, as he only had one chance to film the video (presumably because of the pinhole he had mentioned earlier.) The sound of the infant crying ended and Chang continued filming. (Dharma booth video)

Trivia

  • After the name was first said by Pierre Chang in the Dharma booth video, much fan speculation arose as to what the name really was. Many believed the name to be "Jennifer," while others believed that he was saying "Stanislav" (a reference to the psychologist). However, the name was confirmed when Francois Chau confirmed in an interview with Lostpedia that the name was indeed "Lara," which was further confirmed by the press release for "Some Like It Hoth."

This article uses material from the "Lara Chang" article on the Lostpedia wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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