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Up to date as of February 07, 2010
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Ben: Two days after I found out I had a fatal tumor on my spine, a spinal surgeon fell out of the sky

Coincidences, often wildly improbable coincidences, occur frequently in the plot of Lost. The characters talk about coincidence, sometimes in the context of destiny, fate or religious faith. Coincidence is such a prevailing theme that it partly defines the Lost universe, and may be an important clue to the mysteries of the story.

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Occurrences

"Do you think we crashed on this place by coincidence?" -- John Locke

The following list shows when characters have mentioned, or encountered coincidences.

Season 1

Season 2

  • Bernard turned on his handheld radio, which he only does "a few minutes a day." Coincidentally, in the few minutes that he's in the drug smugglers' plane before he falls to his death, Boone broadcasted an SOS, and Bernard heard it. ("The Other 48 Days")
  • While reinserting the missing piece of the Orientation film Locke said "Here's the missing piece right back where it belongs. What are the odds?" And Eko replies "Don't mistake coincidence for fate." ("What Kate Did")
  • Eko and his brother Yemi both ended up crashing on the same Island, at different times. ("The 23rd Psalm")
  • Dave told Hurley, "Whoa, wow, awesome, dude! What numbers did you play? Leonard's number, right -- from the hospital? What a coincidence." ("Dave")
  • After Ana Lucia told Christian that she stopped being a cop, Christian responded: "What a coincidence, I just stopped being a doctor." ("Two for the Road")
  • After Michael makes it back to camp, Locke said "So, it was just a coincidence that he came wandering out?" ("Two for the Road")
  • After a casual meeting, Libby gave Desmond a sailboat, the Elizabeth, which her late husband named after her. Desmond (marooned) and Libby (crashed) both later end up on the same island. During Libby's funeral, the Elizabeth coincidentally appeared. If Libby hadn't died then she would have recognized the boat and Desmond, and Des would have recognized her.("Three Minutes")

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

  • Ben and Carole Littleton have both hired the same attorney in Los Angeles. ("The Little Prince")
  • Desmond arrives at the church seeking Eloise Hawking at the same time Ben, Sun and Jack do. ("This Place Is Death")
  • Jack and Desmond unexpectedly run into each other in Los Angeles for a second time. ("This Place Is Death")
  • Upon arriving back on the island after flying on Ajira 316, Jack wakes up in the jungle in a similar fashion to when Oceanic 815 crashed - flat on his back, staring up at the trees above him. ("316")
  • Frank, who was supposed to have been the pilot of Oceanic 815, is the pilot of Ajira 316. ("316")
  • Ajira 316 crash lands on the Hydra Island runway that one of the flight's passengers, Kate, helped build. ("The Glass Ballerina") ("Namaste")
  • Sayid murders a man inside the Oldham Pharmaceuticals building in Moscow then later Oldham forces him to take a drug on the island during his interrogation. ("He's Our You")
  • Sun decides to wait for Locke in Ben's house, in Alex's room. ("Dead Is Dead")
  • Daniel tells Chang and Miles that it is not just a coincidence that the adult and young Miles are both on the island at the same time. ("The Variable")
  • Sawyer, Kate and Juliet come ashore at the place where Rose and Bernard established their hidden camp. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

Season 6

  • Oceanic loses cargo for two of its passengers: Jack and Locke. ("LA X, Parts 1 & 2")
  • When making her escape, Kate jumps in the cab that Claire is already in. ("LA X, Parts 1 & 2")

Names

Some names are given to two or more characters. Some notable coincidences:

See also


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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

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Odds
Attribution
Author(s)

Karen Traviss

Illustrator(s)

Robert Hendrickson

Publication information
Published in

Star Wars Insider 87

Chronology
Era

Rise of the Empire era

Timeline

21 BBY (460-462 days ABG)

Series

Republic Commando series

Odds is a short story which appeared in Star Wars Insider 87, written by Karen Traviss and illustrated by Robert Hendrickson. It is set 65 to 67 standard days after the end of Republic Commando: Triple Zero, 460 standard days after the Battle of Geonosis, and features N-7, Atin, Kal Skirata, and Prudii. It was reprinted as a bonus story in Republic Commando: True Colors, under the extended title of Republic Commando: Odds.

Contents

Plot summary

Omega Squad is separated, with Atin and Prudii on the planet Olanet, home to a Separatist droid factory. They silently break into the factory to adjust automated settings in construction of battle droids. Prudii substitutes a data wafer and does some additional wire cutting to trick the computer into adding too much carvanium to the durasteel used in creating the droids, making them brittle in combat but appear normal during inspection. Extracted data from the wafers gave them a figure of roughly a million droids running off the lines per year per factory, well below the claims of the droid army of "quadrillions". They find the claims to now be propaganda and wonder why there are only 3 million clones to fight them.

Back on Kamino, N-7 (Mereel) seeks the missing Kaminoan scientist Ko Sai who has defected to the opposite side of the war, creating distrust among the Nulls to the Kaminoans. He would narrow down the search to cloning capitals Khomm and Arkania to find her. He recalls the failed experiment by the Kaminoans that nearly killed him and his brothers, before Kal Skirata saved them. N-7 decides to find out what has really been occurring between Kamino and the rest of the galaxy and sneaks into a regular clone trooper suit. He blends in with troopers getting diagnostics at one of the computer terminal ports. A normal check would take 30 seconds, but after several minutes of downloading data into his HUD, several troopers and a Kaminoan become suspicious. N-7 escapes by explaining a slow data response and pretends to proceed to get the problem fixed, blending back into the crowd of troopers.

On the Special Ops Freighter TIV Z766/2, Prudii and Atin fire six torpedoes at a droid transport now full of defective droids, destroying it before jumping to hyperspace. When Atin questions him, Prudii explains that it was necessary to not garner suspicion on the part of the droids that would have expected an attack.

En route to a rendezvous at Drall RV point, Mereel, Skirata, and Ordo all uncover a message between Lama Su and Chancellor Palpatine, stating no further clone production unless more are commissioned and reveals plans for cloning facilities on Coruscant.

At the rendezvous point, both parts of the team exchange information and report to Jedi General Arligan Zey on their findings. Skirata suggests a sector-by-sector sweeping of the galaxy to win the war, but Zey informs the Nulls that the Chancellor's plans are to remain scattered engagements. Skirata also questions Zey about Republic intel inflating the numbers of the droid armies to make voters support a bill for the war, to no clear answer. The team discusses their odds and 200 to 1 kill ratios before concentrating on the new mission: Ko Sai.

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Characters


Creatures

  • Chag (Mentioned only)
  • Nerf (Mentioned only)
  • Aiwha (Mentioned only)

Events

Locations

Organizations and titles

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Vehicles and vessels

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Inconsistencies with established canon

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Since the release of this short story, many fans of the clone troopers from the Republic Commando series were questioning the number of clone troopers quoted by the characters as 1.2 million instead of 3 million. If Odds was to retcon Triple Zero, it appears to have failed according to disgruntled fans in the forums at TheForce.net and StarWars.com.

The notion that there was only around hundred million droids blatantly contradicts Story of General Grievous II: Lord of War and the Revenge of the Sith: Incredible Cross-Sections, both of which state that there were several quintillion battle droids. It's also claimed that the factory is one of the largest outside of Geonosis. However, the droid production rate is much lower than what can be observed in the Geonosis factory in Attack of the Clones which has been described essentially as obsolete.[1] Also, other sources points to extremely vast factories (such as The New Essential Guide to Droids, which states that there are millions of droid factories and that the Techno Union had dozens of mechworlds alone). However, it is possible that the information found by the clones was false or outdated.

Notes and references

  1. Inside the Worlds of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
Republic Commando series
Games
Republic Commando · Order 66
Novels
Hard Contact · Triple Zero · True Colors · Order 66
Imperial Commando: 501st · Imperial Commando 2
Comics
Honor Bound · The Package · Orders
Short Stories
Omega Squad: Targets · Odds
Other
Republic Commando soundtrack
Republic Commando: Prima Official Game Guide

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