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This is a list of all the unanswered questions that have been asked in Lost, both explicitly and implicitly. Once a question has been officially answered on the TV show or by some other source, it will be removed from the list.

This list is organized by topic. For a list of unanswered questions by episode, see Unanswered questions by episode. For a list of the mysteries on the show, see Mysteries.

Note that these questions should be directly tied to the narrative of the show, and specific mythological unanswered mysteries.

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Flight 815 survivors

See also: Portal:Main Characters
Character Questions
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Charlie
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Cindy
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Cindy Chandler/Theories
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Claire
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  • Was the seagull message ever received? ("Par Avion")
  • Why did she abandon Aaron? ("Cabin Fever")
  • Why is she behaving so strangely with Christian? ("Cabin Fever")
  • Why did Christian bring Claire to Jacob's cabin?
  • What was the meaning of the dream Claire details in her diary about the "Black Rock" in the Episode ("Special") from Season One?
  • Where is Claire now, and will she ever be found?
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Hurley
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Hugo "Hurley" Reyes/Theories
  • Where did the nickname "Hurley" come from?
  • Did Hurley cause the collapsing deck accident, or would it have happened anyway? ("Dave")
  • What caused the bad luck surrounding Hurley and Sam Toomey? Is there really a curse? ("Numbers")
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Jack
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Jack Shephard/Theories
  • Why was Jack so far from the crash site when he woke up, in a bamboo forest which is impossible to just fall through in? ("Pilot, Part 1")
  • Why did Jack want Achara's tattoo so badly, and why was he attacked for it? Why is Achara's tattoo in Chinese rather than Thai? ("Stranger in a Strange Land")
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Jin
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Jin-Soo Kwon/Theories, Sun-Hwa Kwon/Theories
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Kate
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Kate Austen/Theories
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Libby
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Libby Smith/Theories
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Locke
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: John Locke/Theories, Anthony Cooper/Theories
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Mr. Eko
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Eko Tunde/Theories, Yemi Tunde/Theories
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Rose
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Rose Nadler/Theories
  • Why did Rose seem to know that Bernard was alive? Was she in denial, or did she somehow know? ("Walkabout")
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Sawyer
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: James "Sawyer" Ford/Theories
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Sayid
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Sayid Jarrah/Theories
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Walt
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Walt Lloyd/Theories, Michael Dawson/Theories, Vincent/Theories

The Science Team

See also: Portal:Main Characters
Character Questions
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Charlotte
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Charlotte Lewis/Theories
  • Why did Matthew Abaddon send a cultural anthropologist on the mission to find the Island?
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Daniel
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Daniel Faraday/Theories
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Miles
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Miles Straume/Theories
  • What does he mean by "I'll take care of Charlotte"?
  • How did he know "Kevin" wasn't Michael's real name? ("Meet Kevin Johnson")

The Others

Main article: Portal:The Others
Character Questions
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General
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: The Others/Theories
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Alex
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Alex/Theories
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Bea Klugh
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Beatrice Klugh/Theories
  • What is Bea's role and rank within the Others?

("Three Minutes")

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Ben
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Benjamin Linus/Theories
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Ethan
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Ethan Rom/Theories
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Isabel
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Isabel/Theories
  • How and when did Isabel join the Others?
  • What is Isabel's rank in the Others' hierarchy? How is she their "sheriff"? ("Stranger in a Strange Land")
  • What is Isabel's role in the Others' trial and sentencing system? How does that system work? ("Stranger in a Strange Land")
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Jacob
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Jacob/Theories
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Richard Alpert
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Richard Alpert/Theories
  • Why does Richard appear not to be aging?
  • How and when did Richard arrive on the Island?
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Juliet
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Juliet Burke/Theories
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Mikhail
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Mikhail Bakunin/Theories
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Tom
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Tom (Other)/Theories
  • How and when did Tom join the Others?
  • What was Tom's rank and role among the Others?

Miscellaneous characters

Main article: Portal:Supporting Characters
Character Questions
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Aaron
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Aaron Littleton/Theories, Claire Littleton/Theories, Richard Malkin/Theories
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Christian Shephard
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Christian Shephard/Theories
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Danielle Rousseau
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Danielle Rousseau/Theories
  • Where is the ship Danielle and her expedition came on?
  • Why is Danielle's clothing and equipment primarily military in nature if her "routine expedition" was scientific/medical?
  • Who lit the brazier? If it was Danielle, how did she do it while on the other side of the Island, and why did Sayid see no footprints in the sand around it? If it was the Others, what was the smoke's purpose? ("Exodus, Part 1")
  • What does the triangle on Danielle's map point to?
  • What power source does Danielle use to recharge the batteries? ("Numbers")
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Desmond
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Desmond Hume/Theories, Penelope Hume/Theories

("Through the Looking Glass")


Henry Gale
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Henry Gale (original)/Theories
  • How did Henry Gale die?
  • Who buried him?
  • Is his wife dead? If so, where is she buried?
  • Was Henry's arrival on the Island just a coincidence?
  • Why did Ben choose to steal Henry's identity?

Radzinsky
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The Island

Main article: The Island
Location Questions
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Station 3:The Swan
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: The Swan/Theories
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Station 4:The Flame
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: The Flame/Theories
  • Was there another way to report an incursion by the Hostiles than first beating the computer at a chess game?
  • Why did the Others leave the C4 still armed in the station?
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Station 5:The Pearl
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: The Pearl/Theories
  • Why does the information sent via the pneumatic tube just end up in a pile in a meadow? ("Live Together, Die Alone")
  • Who salted the earth, and was it their intention to make a question-mark shape?
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The Door
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: The Door/Theories
  • What is the purpose of this "station"?
  • Which station is this on the Blast Door map, if indeed it is on there? ("Lockdown")
  • Is there more to this "station" than a solid rock wall? ("Live Together, Die Alone")
  • Is it entirely a ruse by the Others, or is it based on some truth (e.g. it was a real DHARMA logo)?
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Station 2:The Arrow
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: The Arrow/Theories
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The Staff
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: The Staff/Theories
  • Where does the escape hatch go?
  • Why does the station have a secret room hidden behind some lockers? ("D.O.C.")
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The Hydra
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: The Hydra/Theories

The "Monster"
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: The "Monster"/Theories
  • What is the the Monster?
  • Is it controlled by someone or a free creature on the Island (if it is a creature, that is)?
  • Why did it kill Seth Norris, the pilot? ("Pilot, Part 1")
  • Why did it wait until meeting Eko for a second time to kill him? ("The Cost of Living")
  • How and why does it uproot trees? ("Exodus, Part 2")("The 23rd Psalm")
  • Is there a connection between the disappearance of Yemi's and Christian Shephard's bodies, their subsequent appearances on the Island, and the "Monster" (a connection alluded to by the writers themselves)? ("White Rabbit")("The Cost of Living")
  • Why does the monster appear to take several different forms?
  • Is there a connection between the chattering noise heard before Nikki is bitten by a Medusa spider, and the appearance of the spiders? ("Exposé")
  • Why did the DHARMA Initiative or Kelvin and Radzinsky call the Monster "Cerberus"?

Island Inhabitants

Island Phenomena
  • What are the whispers?
  • Why was "Elizabeth" whispered in the episode "Live Together, Die Alone" right before Sawyer got shot with a dart?
  • Why do the monsoon rains seem to preclude particularly terrifying events?
  • What caused the sudden rising tide in the episode "Whatever the Case May Be"? Sayid said "this can't be normal, the tide shifting so suddenly, rising in so short of time."
  • When Charlie and Sayid finally found the fire that caused the pillar of black smoke in the Season 1 finale, Sayid makes the comment "there are no footprints" (around the fire). Why are there no footprints? How was the fire started? Who started the fire? ("Exodus, Part 2")
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Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Topic Questions

Biological

Psychological
  • Are the Losties really having visions and hallucinations; if they are, why?

The DHARMA Initiative

Main article: DHARMA Initiative
Organization Questions
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DHARMA
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: DHARMA Initiative/Theories
  • Why does DHARMA supply food with its own logo on it? Do they manufacture their own supplies? What is wrong with sending regular brands of food? Why not just send Mallomars, for example, instead of Dharmalars? ("Dave")
    • If canceled, why do the supply drops continue?
  • What exactly is the DharmaTel network referenced on the blast door map? Is it still working?
  • How did Kelvin come to work for the Initiative?
  • Where are the DeGroots?

The Hanso Foundation

Main article: Hanso Foundation
Organization Questions

Hanso Foundation
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Hanso Foundation/Theories
  • Why did the Hanso Foundation cut the DHARMA Initiative's funding in 1987 (as stated in the Lost Experience)? Why does Thomas Mittelwerk call the project a failure in 2006?

Widmore Construction/Labs

Main articles: Widmore construction, Widmore Labs
Organization Questions

Widmore construction/labs
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Widmore Corporation/Theories

The Numbers

Main article: The Numbers
Mystery Questions

The Numbers
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  • Why do bad things happen to the people involved with the Numbers?
  • What makes each number in the sequence so special?
  • What do the numbers as "core values" of the Valenzetti equation actually correspond to, in terms of human and environmental factors as stated by Alvar Hanso? (I.e., does "4" stand for famine while "8" stands for disease, etc.?)
  • Why is the voice broadcasting the numbers in The Little Prince different from the voice in all the other number transmissions?

The Sickness

Main article: The sickness
Mystery Questions

Sickness
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Vaccine/Theories
  • What is the sickness? Does it really exist?
  • What relation is there between the sickness and the QUARANTINE signs on some DHARMA hatches?

Infrastructure

There are many things about the Island that seem to be assumed and have not been investigated:

Expanded universe

Waving figure on the Season 2 DVD Lost Connections

Main article: Waving figure
Mystery Questions

Waving figure
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For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Waving figure/Theories

Jigsaw puzzles

Main article: Jigsaw puzzles

See also

External links

  • LA Times Blogs - January 28, 2008 - "Lost: 48 pending questions"

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