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Repent reverses harmful damage on an ally and converts it into a heal.

Target Raid or Group Friend
Power 303
Casting 2.5 seconds
Recast 30.0 seconds
Duration 30.0 seconds
Range Up to 20.0 meters
Level 80



  • Wards target against x points of all damage (see below)
  • Dispelled when target takes damage
This spell is not upgradeable
Spell Effects by Spell Rank
Effect Apprentice Journeyman Adept Expert Master Grandmaster
Ward Amount  ? 2288 2496 2912 3328

Gray cells correspond to unavailable ranks of the spell.

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Up to date as of February 07, 2010
(Redirected to Redemption article)

From Lostpedia

Claire symbolically seeks redemption through baptism

Redemption is a major theme of Lost and seems to be the goal of many of the characters. This goal has been achieved by some but still remains a task for others. Many characters are genuinely repentant and seek redemption on their own, while others are pushed into it.

On December 7, 2007 executive producer Carlton Cuse admitted that the people who were on Flight 815 all have to pay a price for being on the Island. "The show is about redemption. All the characters on this island are confronting the failures of their past and revisiting issues that go to the core of their emotional make up." [1]



The following occurrences of redemption happened in Lost, sorted by character.


Ana Lucia

Main article: Ana Lucia
  • Killing Jason
    • Before the crash, Ana Lucia murders Jason McCormack in cold blood in a dark alley for shooting her and killing her unborn child. After the crash, Ana Lucia redeems herself when she feels unable to similarily murder a defenseless Ben after he attacks her. ("Collision"), ("Two for the Road")
Ana Lucia admits her crime
    • Ana Lucia becomes estranged from her mother, formerly her boss, after the murder. She spends her time after that working at the airport, and then reluctantly serving as Christian Shephard's bodyguard in Sydney. Ana Lucia finally calls her mother and confesses to her crime. ("Two for the Road")
  • Ana Lucia accidentally accuses Nathan of being an Other, and refuses to listen to him when he insists he is not, and later Goodwin murders him. Ana Lucia redeems herself when she lets Michael and Jin explain themselves. ("The Other 48 Days"), ("Orientation")


Main article: Ben Linus


Main article: Boone Carlyle
  • Minutes after the crash, Boone incorrectly performs CPR on Rose. When Jack stops him and points out the mistake, Boone redeems himself by finding pens for a potential tracheotomy, and watching the wounded while Jack looks for the cockpit. ("Pilot, Part 1")
  • When Joanna is spotted drowning in the ocean, Boone tries to save her, but is caught in a riptide. Jack saves Boone, but is unable to save Joanna. Boone blames himself, and makes another mistake by trying to put himself in charge of water rations. He decides to make extra effort to make up for these errors, and is most notably involved in triangulating the location of the message in French, as well as helping move to the caves. ("White Rabbit")("The Moth")


Main article: Charlie Pace
  • Addiction
Charlie holding a statue.
Charlie battled heroin addiction, both off the Island, and on. While he at first vehemently chastised his brother for using it, Charlie soon became addicted himself. ("The Moth") When he crashed on the Island, Charlie managed to kick the habit with the help of John Locke.
Throughout his life, Charlie has battled feelings of self-doubt and inferiority, possibly brought on by his father not approving of his musical ambitions and his brother always stealing the spotlight. On the Island, Charlie has tried to redeem himself on many occasions, often failing. However, there are some instances of redemption.
  • After failing to stop Claire's kidnapping, Charlie shoots Ethan when he returns to the camp. ("Homecoming")
    • Charlie and Sayid successfully get Aaron back from Rousseau. ("Exodus, Part 2")
    • After having been saved by Desmond several times, Charlie forcefully stops him from diving in, instead sacrificing himself. ("Greatest Hits")


Main article: Claire Littleton
  • The Car Crash
    • After inadvertently crashing their car, Claire sees her mother go into a coma. Some time before she boards Flight 815, Claire apologizes to her comatose mother. ("Par Avion")
    • On a symbolic level, the message Claire sends with the bird serves as a form of redemption as well: after hurting someone, she now tries to save someone else. ("Par Avion")
  • After pressure from Charlie, Claire agrees to let Eko baptize Aaron and herself. Baptism is ritual purification by water, and a symbol of redemption and public commitment to redemption (according to Christian theology). ("Fire + Water")


Main article: Desmond Hume
  • Cowardice
    Desmond has on several occasions been called a "coward", both off the island and on. Indeed, the very reason that he came to the island is that he sought to redeem himself from what both Penny and her father called cowardice. Consequently, Desmond has spent some time trying to redeem his valor.
    • Desmond leaves his fiancée Ruth to become a monk - ostensibly, according to Ruth, because he is a coward. However, Desmond is redeemed when he is kicked out of the monastery and meets Penny. ("Catch-22")
    • His turning of the fail-safe key, described by Ms. Hawking as "the only great thing [he] will ever do", redeems Desmond after having tried to run away - subsequently, he is "reborn" with the ability to predict the future. ("Live Together, Die Alone")("Further Instructions")
    • Immediately following the implosion, Desmond is seemingly launched back in time. He now has the chance to redeem himself by changing events so that he proposes to Penny; but in the end, the universe "course corrects" itself, and Desmond instead breaks up with her - to which Desmond is once again called a coward. ("Flashes Before Your Eyes")
    • By season 3, Desmond seems to be somewhat redeemed, taking a semi-leadership role and becoming the camp's hunter. ("Left Behind") ("Catch-22")


Main article: Eko Tunde
  • Violence
    Eko is shown to have a history of violence that comes back to haunt him. Yet he also seems to take redemption from this very seriously, perhaps stemming from his deeply held faith.
    • Eko took a 40 day-long vow of silence, through which he was redeeming himself for killing the two Others. Eko also confessed to Ben in the Swan, and cut off a part of his beard. ("The Other 48 Days")("Maternity Leave")
    • We learn that Eko's act of building a church on the island was redemption for committing a sacrilege (murder) in his brother Yemi's old church in Nigeria. ("The Cost of Living")
    • Eko refused to feel guilty about his past life in his visions after a vision of Yemi asked him to confess, after which he was killed by the Monster. ("The Cost of Living")
  • Yemi's Death
    Eko caused his brother's death, and has since then been trying to repent.
    • He took Yemi's place as a village priest, in part to cover up his actions, in part because he wanted to make things right. When this ultimately goes awry, he is told by Amina that he owes his brother one church. ("The Cost of Living")
    • Eko burned his brother's remains, praying as the fire consumed the plane. Thus, Eko redeems himself. ("The 23rd Psalm")
Eko does not repent
  • Tales of Redemption
    As a priest, Eko learned several stories about redemption.
    • Eko told Michael (a man who had just secretly committed murder): "For a brief time I served in a small parish in England. Every Sunday after Mass, I would see a young boy waiting in the back of the church. And then one day, the boy confessed to me that he had beaten his dog to death with a shovel. He said that the dog had bitten his baby sister on the cheek; and he needed to protect her. And he wanted to know whether he would go to Hell for this. I told him that God would understand -- that he would be forgiven, as long as he was sorry. But the boy did not care about forgiveness. He was only afraid that if he did go to Hell -- that dog would be there waiting for him.".("Three Minutes")


Main article: Hugo "Hurley" Reyes
Hurley destroys his stash
  • Eating Disorder
    • Hurley battles obesity but redeems himself by destroying his secret stash of food, after encouragement from Libby. ("Dave")
    • Almost immediately after this, food "drops from the sky" (in the form of the supply drop), renewing his struggle.
  • Misfortune
    • Hurley believed that the misfortune brought upon himself and others was due to his playing the numbers in the lottery. He then talked to Leonard and traveled to Australia in an attempt to fix his mistakes. ("Numbers")
    • Hurley "makes his own luck" and gets the DHARMA Van going. ("Tricia Tanaka Is Dead")
  • Fear of Change
    • Established by the producers as Hurley's main motivation, he has had to get used to change on the island.
  • Hurley was in love with a beautiful woman, when he was tempted by Dave telling him it was all in his mind. Hurley almost believed him, but in the end decided to trust Libby.("Dave")
  • Hurley and Jin clashed early when Hurley turned down the shellfish Jin offered him, insulting him. Hurley later gained a friendship (and a fish) when he drank a homemade cure Jin made for him. ("Pilot, Part 2")("Hearts and Minds")
  • Realizing that Sawyer was their best chance for leadership, Hurley cons him into being nice to everyone, under the guise that he is going to be "voted out". This aids Sawyer in his own redemption with the rest of the group. ("Left Behind")


Main article: Jack Shephard
  • Relationship with Wife
    He has a love-hate relationship with his wife. He drifts away from her by spending more time at work, nearly has an affair with another woman, and drives Sarah into an affair.
  • Relationship with Father
    Jack at the airport, trying to bring his father's body home
    One of the biggest obstacles in Jack's life is his troubled relationship with his father, further complicated by Jack's strong ethics costing Christian his job.
    • Jack is temporarily redeemed from this pressure while on vacation in Thailand, where Achara tells him that she isn't interested in his father. "That's a relief," Jack replies, "because I'm pretty tired of talking about him." ("Stranger in a Strange Land")
    • On his mother's urging, Jack travels to Australia to bring his father home. However, he is too late and finds his father dead. Feeling responsible for what has happened, Jack takes it upon himself to bring the body home as quickly as possible, in an effort to be redeemed. ("White Rabbit")
    • Jack is finally redeemed when Sawyer recounts a meeting he had in a bar in Sydney with Christian. Through Sawyer, Jack learns that his father does not blame him and that he in fact is proud of him. ("Exodus, Part 1")
  • Jack was tricked by Sawyer in a con, losing the weapons and supplies in his care. Jack later defeated Sawyer in a poker game and got them back, redeeming himself to the others who had put their faith in him. ("Lockdown")
  • His father told him that he "doesn't have what it takes" to be a leader, but he later becomes a leader for all the survivors. ("White Rabbit")


Main article: Jin-Soo Kwon
  • Relationship with Sun
    • Jin destroys Sun's garden, trying to protect her. He later tries to replant what he can. ("The Whole Truth")
    • Just before the crash, Jin had almost lost Sun, and she was about to leave him. However, at the airport he gave her a brief show of tenderness, which persuaded her to change her mind at the last minute. ("House of the Rising Sun")
    • Although constantly protective and controlling of Sun, after finding out she is pregnant, Jin accepts her request to stay in the garden on her own, despite recently being attacked there. ("The Whole Truth")


Main article: Kate Austen
  • Death
    Kate has caused other peoples' deaths; both directly, when she murdered her father Wayne, and indirectly, when Tom was shot during a getaway. While Kate appears to feel no remorse for murdering Wayne, she does feel guilty for Tom's death.
    • While on the run for murder, Kate stayed with a farmer in Australia. He later notified the authorities, and when his life was put in danger, she accepted her arrest in order to save him. ("Tabula Rasa")
Kate: born to run
  • Running Away
    After being a fugitive for several years, Kate has gotten in the habit of constantly running away, much to the annoyance of her fellow Losties.
    • She tries to redeem herself of this when she, after escaping Hydra Island with Sawyer, actually decides to go back to retrieve Jack.
  • Although a fugitive, early on Kate was given a second chance when Jack found out about her past, but decided not to judge her because of it. ("Pilot, Part 2")


Main article: Michael Dawson
  • Relationship with Walt
    Michael blames himself for not being there for Walt as a father. After he gains custody of his son back, Michael calls his mother and expresses further doubt about being a capable parent. This mentality continues even after being stranded on the island. ("Exodus, Part 2")
    • After Walt is captured by the Others, Michael goes on a campaign to find his son at all costs. However, in the process he shoots Ana Lucia and Libby, and hands Jack, Kate, Sawyer and Hurley over to the Others.("Live Together, Die Alone") Although he gets to leave the island with his son, Michael's guilt over betraying his friends leads him to tell Walt of his horrible actions. Again, Michael loses favor with his son.("Meet Kevin Johnson")
  • Returning to the Island
    After multiple attempts at suicide, Michael promises to work for Ben in the hopes of helping his fellow Losties on the island and redeeming himself for his unfavorable past. Michael delays the C-4 explosion on the freighter with a can of liquid nitrogen, allowing many of his former friends to escape on the helicopter.("There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3")


Main article: Nikki Fernandez
  • Nikki mistrusts Paulo and uses a Medusa spider on him to try and find the diamonds. When he proves that he cares more about her than the diamonds after all, and she is bitten by a Medusa spider herself, she runs to the beach and uses her last words to try and warn Hurley and Sawyer that she and Paulo were "paralyzed", attempting to save them both.("Exposé")
Sawyer holds Aaron during a rare bout of kindness


Main article: James "Sawyer" Ford
  • Cons
    As a seasoned con man, Sawyer has some things to atone for.
    • Before the crash, Sawyer starts a con on a couple named Jessica and David. However, when he sees their young son and is reminded of himself, he calls off the con. ("Confidence Man")
    • Sawyer also conned a woman named Cassidy, stealing an unknown amount of money. After his capture, she visits him in jail and reveals that he had a daughter named Clementine. He later left some money for Clementine anonymously. ("The Long Con")("Every Man for Himself")
  • Killing Frank Duckett
    Sawyer was falsely led to believe that Frank Duckett, an American living in Australia, was the man who conned his parents. In cold blood, Sawyer murders Duckett - notably the only murder we know he committed before coming to the Island.
    • After seeking to kill the boar he believes is a reincarnation of Frank Duckett, Sawyer hears whispers in the jungle: "It'll come back around." He decided to let the boar go (which he didn't do in the past, with the man he mistakenly killed). ("Outlaws")
"It'll come back around"
  • Though tricked by Hurley, Sawyer achieves a level of redemption after fearing he may be ostracized by the camp. ("Left Behind")
  • Jack and Sawyer shared a rivalry from early on, started by differing views on how supplies from the crash should be shared, and Sawyer's dishonest appearances. However, shortly before leaving on the raft, Sawyer relayed to Jack the story of meeting Jack's father in Sydney, partly mending their relationship. ("Exodus, Part 1")
  • Sawyer finds and takes the diamonds that Nikki and Paulo had stolen. When confronted, he gives them to Sun, trying to prove that he didn't kill them for the diamonds. When Sun gives the diamonds back, he scatters them into Nikki and Paulo's grave. ("Exposé")
  • Upon learning that Sawyer masterminded Charlie's assault on her, an angered Sun violently slaps his face. Sawyer seems genuinely hurt by Sun's grudge against him and seeks her forgiveness.
  • Sawyer accepted responsibility for killing an Other to Richard Alpert, explaining it was self-defense. After a lifetime of cons and lies, he told Richard the truth. He eventually becomes head of security for DHARMA, an important and responsible position where his judgment is relied on. (5x8)


Main article: Sayid Jarrah
  • Sayid served as a soldier in the Iraqi Republican Guard. In Desert Storm, his military base was captured by U.S. forces. A U.S. military man named Kelvin Joe Inman manipulated Sayid into utilizing torture methods on his fellow Iraqis. Sayid's final words to Inman were "I will never do that again." ("One of Them")
  • Shortly after the crash, Sayid was an early target for blame, due to his Middle Eastern heritage. However, his hard work and ingenuity proved himself as a valuable member of the new community. ("Pilot, Part 2")
  • When he was found by Danielle Rousseau, she thought Sayid was a "hostile". He was eventually able to convince her that he was not, and the anomosity disappeared. ("Whatever the Case May Be")
  • After Shannon said she had seen Walt, Sayid voiced his disbelief, which hurt and angered her. He later found her and apologized saying he believed her after all. ("Abandoned")
  • Torture
    • Sawyer was tortured by Sayid to try and get him to reveal where he had hidden medicine. Later, Sayid took a solitary journey into the jungle on a quest of redemption. ("Confidence Man") ("Solitary")
    • Nadia was tortured on orders from his Republican Guard superiors. Sayid later helped her escape, and had been searching for her up until flight 815 crashed. ("Solitary") ("The Greater Good")
    • Ben was tortured on suspicion of lying. Sayid later voiced that he believed he had done no wrong, and therefore no redemption was necessary. ("One of Them")
    • Amira was tortured under unknown circumstances while Sayid was in the Republican Guard. Sayid later admitted to it, and apologized profusely. ("Enter 77")


Main article: Shannon Rutherford
  • Just after the crash, Shannon did not make any efforts to help out around the camp. After some criticism from Boone, she joined a trek and ended up translating the French distress signal. ("Pilot, Part 2")
  • At the airport, Shannon called security on Sayid, despite his honest request for her to watch his bags for him. She helps him several times, most notably with translating French messages, and later becomes romantically involved with him. ("Exodus, Part 1") ("Whatever the Case May Be") ("Abandoned")
Sun's English notes for Jin


Main article: Sun-Hwa Kwon
  • Sun hid her knowledge of English from Jin while on the island. Later, after he found out, she helped him start to learn English so he could communicate with the others on the raft. ("Exodus, Part 1")
  • After Jin attacks Michael over the Rolex, Sun risks revealing her secret knowledge of English by speaking to Michael about it, and her sacrifice aids in the redemption in others. ("House of the Rising Sun")

Production notes

"... And everybody's convinced that he's dead. And it's so tragic, and it's so wrong in every sense of the word, and all of the sudden, there's this new life. [Soundbite continues with Charlie revived] And he's back in that. And the redemption that comes... and I don't use that word a lot for the show, but I really believe that's a main theme in the show."

The producers remind that redemption has been an overriding theme of the series since Day 1. "Kate blew up a house with a man inside," Lindelof says. "Sayid is a torturer. Sawyer has done all sorts of nasty things. That's the space the show lives in. Michael was one of the few characters who was a victim before he came to the Island. He was a good guy, and his wife took his son away from him. He didn't have anything to be redeemed for until now."

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See also

  • Breakthroughs (theory) - This fan theory claims personal resolutions such as redemption are soon followed by that character's death on the Island.

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


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