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* [[Agostini and Norton]], the law firm that [[Ben]] hired to retrieve Aaron from Kate, is an [[anagram]] for "Don't go in, isn't Aaron". Also, in the [[pilot]] episode, [[Claire]] says that she hadn't felt Aaron move from the time of the plane crash until she ate a bite of the fish that [[Jin]] offered her. Aaron could have died in the turbulence of the plane crash and been "resurrected" just as [[Locke]] was, so Claire gave birth to Jacob's nemesis, impersonating her son.
 
* [[Agostini and Norton]], the law firm that [[Ben]] hired to retrieve Aaron from Kate, is an [[anagram]] for "Don't go in, isn't Aaron". Also, in the [[pilot]] episode, [[Claire]] says that she hadn't felt Aaron move from the time of the plane crash until she ate a bite of the fish that [[Jin]] offered her. Aaron could have died in the turbulence of the plane crash and been "resurrected" just as [[Locke]] was, so Claire gave birth to Jacob's nemesis, impersonating her son.
 
** I don't think so... Jacob's Nemesis can't be "impersonating" several people at the same time: logically he must have left Aaron's body when "taking over" Locke's, no?
 
** I don't think so... Jacob's Nemesis can't be "impersonating" several people at the same time: logically he must have left Aaron's body when "taking over" Locke's, no?
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** Just to clear this up, MiB never "took over" anyone's body. He didn't possess anyone, he just shapeshifted into their form. Hence why, as of The End, there were two Locke corpses on the Island. One buried in the graveyard (real), one on the cliffs (MiB). There's was never an instance of MiB taking over a body.
 
**I disagree with this theory. Aaron leaves the [[Island]] with Kate on the helicopter. As far as we know, nemesis can't leave the Island (he tells Sawyer that he is "trapped").
 
**I disagree with this theory. Aaron leaves the [[Island]] with Kate on the helicopter. As far as we know, nemesis can't leave the Island (he tells Sawyer that he is "trapped").
   

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Aaron is the MIB

See The MIB is Aaron! The FST is the end of the loop (the OT), the end of the MIB and Jacob.

Aaron is Boone Reincarnated

  • Aaron was born at the same time Boone died. Boone could have been reincarnated into Aaron.
    • Even if this isn't the case (there is no precedent for reincarnation on LOST), it's still a lovely thought to imagine there is some sort of link there. Boone dying at the exact same time as Aaron being born was a beautiful bit of writing.
    • Aaron and Boone were both present in spirit in the church of the Season 6 finale. If Boone was reincarnated into Aaron then they cannot have both been there in spirit. Olazawhat 06:18, April 13, 2012 (UTC)

Aaron is "where he should be"

  • The apparition Christian in Jacob's cabin tells Locke that Aaron is exactly where he should be.
    • In this case where he should be was "not anywhere near the smoke monster or Claire". In the flash-sideways however, great care was taken to make sure that Aaron was not "raised by another"...
  • Claire leaving Aaron behind results in Sawyer taking him to Kate, and Kate taking him off the Island.
  • Desmond's interventions (saving Charlie's life up until he flooded the Looking Glass station) were supposed to lead to Claire getting on a helicopter (presumably the one Frank Lapidus was flying that took the O6 off the Island - per his vision of the future). Because the apparition "Christian" intervened, Aaron was rescued without her.
  • If Jacob can see the future, then Christian's intervention counteracted Desmond's and made sure that Aaron was taken off the Island, Claire stayed, and maybe by extension that Kate would also be put in charge of Aaron for the day, and then for at least the next several years. This intervention had big consequences.

Why Aaron is important

  • In the Bible, Jacob (A patriarch of the Jews) was Aaron's (Story of Moses) great grandfather. Aaron is Jacob's grandson, via Christian Shephard.
    • In ("The 23rd Psalm"), Eko reveals that the name 'Aaron' is also the name of Moses' brother, and that Aaron once spoke for Moses. Aaron is to become the leader of the Island one day as Ben was and speak for Jacob.
      • But the biblical Aaron did not lead the Hebrews he just spoke for Moses. As such Aaron could become a new Richard Alpert.
    • The Biblical line of descent is Jacob to Levi to Kohath to Amram to Aaron. Aaron's mother Jochebed (Claire) is Levi's daughter and Amram's aunt. So, she is simultaneously Aaron's mother and great-aunt. Levi would be the equivalent of Christian on the show, meaning Christian Shephard is the son of Jacob.
  • Aaron is no relation to Jacob at all, but by being born on the Island, he is the only way that Jacob can be reincarnated after being killed by Ben. Jacob's nemesis has been posing as Christian the same way he is posing as John. By telling the survivors that Aaron is "where he's supposed to be", the nemesis has got Aaron away from the Island. In addition, nemesis has appeared in Kate's dream as Claire telling Kate not to bring Aaron back to the Island. Thus, making it impossible now for Jacob to reincarnate, making way for the nemesis to take control of the Island. This is also the reason that other women struggle/cannot give birth on the Island, because the enemy (which is the Smoke Monster), is preventing women from doing so.
    • The Nemesis is hardly the reason for infertility. We know that this problem appeared relatively late: Ethan was born on the Island in 1977, but the war between Jacob and the Nemesis had started way before that.
      • The problem isn't giving birth on the Island it's conceiving a child. Children have been born on the Island (i.e. Aaron, Ethan, possibly Miles). There have never been references to children being conceived on the Island. This could be an ancient problem and the explanation behind the ancient statue, which is an Egyptian fertility god, as these ancient peoples could have built this in order to conceive on the island. So, if anyone were to be Jacob incarnate, by this theory, it'd have to be Ji-Yeon Kwon, the only known child CONCEIVED on the Island.
        • Unless Horace and Annie left the Island, banged, and then came back, Ethan was both conceived and born on the Island. Additionally, Ji-Yeon is not the only child conceived on the island but born off the island since in LaFleur it is said that Annie is unable to go off the island to have birth, like most of the other Dharma Initiative women.
  • I think the exact opposite. I think that Aaron is actually Jacob's son and that it will be revealed that Thomas was not the real father.
  • Aaron is somehow connected with Jacob as Daniel is with MIB.This could be due to reincarnation or time jumps.

Richard Malkin's purpose for Aaron

  • Richard Malkin convinced Claire to be on Oceanic 815 because he was working with the Others. Jacob wanted Aaron on the Island for unknown reasons, and therefore tasked the Others with getting him there. He has given them many tasks (lists) in the past. The Island knows that Aaron is a future leader and is using the Others and Richard to get him there.
  • Richard Malkin convinced Claire to be on Oceanic 815 to save Aaron from the Others, knowing that eventually, if Claire didn't give Aaron away, he would end up with them. He had no idea that the flight is what would bring him to the island.

Kate raising Aaron

  • Kate is meant to raise Aaron. There have been scenes foreshadowing Kate's role in taking care of Aaron. In "Eggtown", Claire remarks to Kate that "she should try it (motherhood) some time." In "Cabin Fever", Christian says that Aaron "is where he is supposed to be" which is under the tree to be discovered by Sawyer and later partially raised by Kate. In the future, Hurley tells Jack that he is not supposed to raise "him" (referring to Aaron presumably) ("Something Nice Back Home"), but says nothing about Kate.
    • Also Kate was the one to deliver Aaron.

Lineage

  • The 3 potential parents for Aaron (Thomas, Charlie, and Jack), are for one reason or another, no longer in his life. This is because they are not the one's who are supposed to raise Aaron. This is evidenced by Richard Malkin and Hurley's comments.
  • In the Bible, Jacob (a patriarch of the Jews) was Aaron's (Story of Moses) great grandfather. Aaron is Jacob's grandson, via Christian Shephard.
  • Aaron's father Thomas is the son of Charles Widmore. One of Thomas' paintings was seen in Charles Widmore's office. Widmore is known to go to extensive efforts to fund/support the efforts of the children he has fathered (Daniel), even if he isn't there for them emotionally.
    • I kind of like the idea that Widmore is the father of Thomas. The producers have already hinted at the fact that Season 6 will bring things back into play from Season 1 that people had dismissed as nothing important at all. This could absolutely be one of those things.

Leader of The Others

  • Due to his lineage (as theorized above) Aaron will become, not only a leader of the Others, but will be the final leader of the Others.
    • Neither Ben or Locke were raised by their mothers, or anyone from their mother's side of the family for that matter. This could be one of the criteria that The Others look for when selecting a new leader, and is why Aaron has been separated from Claire, so he can become their future leader. This also explains why Jack can't raise him, as he is related to Claire.
      • If a criteria for being a leader of the Others is not to be raised by your mother, then how did Hurley become a successful leader when he was raised mostly by his mother alone?
        • Hurley became the protector of the Island, not the leader of the Others.

Who is supposed to raise him

  • Jack was not supposed leave the Island (as Locke told him), and by doing so Sawyer jumped from the helicopter, sacrificing his relationship with Kate, so they could leave. Charlie came to see Hurley, and told him relay a message to Jack. The message was that he was not supposed to raise him, referring to Aaron. If Jack had not left on the helicopter, Sawyer would not have jumped & he would be living with Kate and raising Aaron. Like Malkin predicted he was going to be raised by a nice couple in LA and that nice couple was supposed to be Kate and Sawyer. When Locke was in Jacob's Cabin he wanted to know where Aaron is was. Christian replied that he was where he supposed to be, referring to be in Sawyer's care.
    • "You are not supposed to raise him" was not in reference to Aaron, but to Locke.

Future

  • Aaron and Ji Yeon will end up as a couple. This is foreshadowed by Sun's repeated comments that Aaron and Ji-Yeon would make good playmates for each other.

Jacob's nemesis is posing as Aaron

  • Agostini and Norton, the law firm that Ben hired to retrieve Aaron from Kate, is an anagram for "Don't go in, isn't Aaron". Also, in the pilot episode, Claire says that she hadn't felt Aaron move from the time of the plane crash until she ate a bite of the fish that Jin offered her. Aaron could have died in the turbulence of the plane crash and been "resurrected" just as Locke was, so Claire gave birth to Jacob's nemesis, impersonating her son.
    • I don't think so... Jacob's Nemesis can't be "impersonating" several people at the same time: logically he must have left Aaron's body when "taking over" Locke's, no?
    • Just to clear this up, MiB never "took over" anyone's body. He didn't possess anyone, he just shapeshifted into their form. Hence why, as of The End, there were two Locke corpses on the Island. One buried in the graveyard (real), one on the cliffs (MiB). There's was never an instance of MiB taking over a body.
    • I disagree with this theory. Aaron leaves the Island with Kate on the helicopter. As far as we know, nemesis can't leave the Island (he tells Sawyer that he is "trapped").

Other theories

  • Aaron is a Christ-like figure; the saviour of the Island. The show has many different religious beliefs incorporated. Jesus is a descendant of Jacob and in Charlie's dream (about baptizing Aaron) that mirrors The Baptism of Christ, Claire appears as the symbol of Mary, the mother of Christ.
  • Aaron has similar psychic abilities to Walt. He immediately started crying after Charlie's death in "Through the Looking Glass, Part 1" which suggested that he somehow knew Charlie had died. This is supported by the claims made by the psychic, Richard Malkin, that it is imperative Aaron should not be raised by another, and also supported by the Others interest in babies born on the Island.
  • Thomas is not really Aaron's father. Aaron is clearly important to the Island's future, and Thomas is just too minor of a character to warrant such a relationship. Along the lines of Claire being a Mary figure to Aaron's messiah, the "father" may be of a supernatural origin.
  • Except that Joseph, Jesus' father was also given such a minor role in Jesus' conception as to nullify him entirely in favor of a "virgin birth" as God's son. Perhaps Thomas was meant to be forgotten.

Aaron/Moses Comparison

  • This might be totally off the wall, but perhaps Aaron represents Moses somehow. Moses was left by his mother for someone else to raise. He became a great leader of the Israelites, getting them out of Egypt. Aaron was left in the tree all wrapped up like a little baby Moses. There are plenty of bible references in this show. Aaron was left by his mother and we know that someone else raises him (Kate). Does he become a great man who leads his people from some sort of captivity? We know that the psychic in Season 1 told Claire that she had to get on that plane to LA. Did he see some greatness in Aaron's future? Could all this be leading to a greatness of Aaron or something he does??
  • Aaron is Moses' brother. Aaron was his helper and assistant during their wanderings for the promised land. He also suffered with the Israelites while Moses was being raised as the prince of Egypt. Aaron and Moses were descendants of Levi, who was one of Jacob's sons!!
  • Moses was a shephard for the Israelites. Jack's last name is Shephard.

Jacob Has Engineered the Life of Aaron

  • For reasons currently unclear, Jacob seems to wish to preserve the struggle between light and dark on the Island. This requires a leader for both sides. In Recon, MiB makes it fairly clear that his current state is the result of being raised by a "crazy mother". We know that Claire fits this description. If she had raised Aaron in her current state, he may have become either the new nemesis, or another force for dark on the Island. Richard Malkin, seemingly under duress, did not mince words when he told Claire she must raise the child herself. It would seem that Jacob has attempted to instigate Aaron's transition into the new MiB.


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