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Series: The Next Generation, No. 7
Writer(s): Michael Jan Friedman
Penciller(s): Gordon Purcell
Inker(s): Pablo Marcos
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Publisher: DC Comics
Published: April 1990
Omnibus: The Battle Within
Date: Stardate 43265.4 (2366)



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Seth Norris
Seth Norris
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Captain Seth Norris was the pilot of Oceanic Flight 815 found in the cockpit by Jack, Kate, and Charlie.


Before the crash

Little is known about Seth's life before Flight 815. Most of the information we have comes from Frank Lapidus's accounts. For an unknown reason, Seth replaced Frank as the pilot of Flight 815. ("Confirmed Dead")

Seth married his childhood sweetheart at nineteen years of age, and always wore their wedding ring. His official Oceanic Airlines photo shows that he once had a mustache. ("Confirmed Dead")

On the Island


Day 2 (Season 1)

Seth was killed and disfigured after being attacked by the Monster. ("Pilot, Part 1")

Seth was unconscious when he was found in the cockpit of Flight 815, but woke up when Kate leaned over him. Jack gave him water, and Seth said he was dizzy. He was bleeding from his nose and right ear, and his right eye was bruised and swollen shut. He asked how many survivors there were, to which Jack replied there were forty-eight. He became concerned when Jack said that it had been 16 hours since the crash and nobody had come yet. He recounted the plight of Flight 815:

"Six hours in, our radio went out; no one could see us. We turned back to land in Fiji. By the time we hit turbulence, we were a thousand miles off course. They're looking for us in the wrong place."

He then showed Jack and Kate where the transceiver was, and crawled out of the front cockpit windows to look around after the same noise from the night before occurred again. Sounds of the Monster approached, and the pilot was ripped upward from the cockpit through a windshield, kicking and screaming. The fuselage shook, then fell flat on its belly. Moments later, blood splashed across the front of the plane. Shortly thereafter Kate and Charlie found the pilot, dead, mangled in a tree. ("Pilot, Part 1")


An image of Seth shown during a newscast. ("Confirmed Dead")
Seth, reaching for the transceiver, is shown wearing his wedding ring. ("Pilot, Part 1")

Charlie later dedicated a song to him while composing an album about the Island, called "Monster Eats the Pilot," and sang it to Claire. ("Born to Run")

Off the Island, Frank Lapidus saw a newscast showing the supposed body of Seth in the underwater cockpit. Frank knew Seth personally and strongly believed that that was not Seth's body, since Seth always wore his wedding ring, while the corpse's hand had no rings. ("Confirmed Dead")

The pilot episode revealed that Seth was wearing a ring at the time of the crash. ("Pilot, Part 1")

Flash-sideways timeline

Seth Norris was the pilot of Flight 815 in the flash-sideways timeline, announcing that the plane was about to land in Los Angeles ("LA X, Parts 1 & 2").


  • In a deleted flashback scene (depicted in extras on Disc 7 of Season 1 DVD collection), Seth had a conversation with Claire at the airport restaurant before the flight. He promised her a "smooth ride." During the same extra scene, he stated that his mother's boyfriend was named Bernard. This being a deleted scene, it may not necessarily be canon. However, a woman in "The Oceanic Six: A Conspiracy of Lies" mentioned witnessing this scene. If the mockumentary is considered canon, then this scene actually did take place, at least in part.
  • In the making of the pilot episode, it is revealed that the pilot character was added late in production, as Jack had originally been planned to be killed off in "Pilot." The pilot's body that was found hanging in the tree was also originally intended to be Jack's.
  • Seth was the first crash survivor to be killed by the Monster. The Monster did not claim a second victim until Day 72.
  • Seth was the first speaking character to be killed and the second overall after Gary Troup.
  • Although the pilot was featured in "Pilot, Part 1", his name was first revealed in the fourth season episode "Confirmed Dead".

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