"Crocodile Locke"
1x04-Crocodile Locke
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"White Rabbit"
"Hearts and Minds"
"Deus Ex Machina"
"Do No Harm"
"The Greater Good"
"Born to Run"
"Exodus, Part 1"
"Exodus, Part 2"
"Man of Science, Man of Faith"
"Everybody Hates Hugo"
"...And Found"
"The Hunting Party"
"Fire + Water"
"Maternity Leave"
"Three Minutes"
"Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1"
"Further Instructions"
"Enter 77"
"Par Avion"
"The Man from Tallahassee"
"Left Behind"
"The Brig"
"The Man Behind the Curtain"
"Through the Looking Glass, Part 1"
"Through the Looking Glass, Part 2"
"Confirmed Dead"
"The Economist"
"The Other Woman"
"Cabin Fever"
"There's No Place Like Home, Part 3"
"Because You Left"
"The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham"
"Dead Is Dead"
"Follow the Leader"
"The Incident, Parts 1 & 2"
"Everybody Loves Hugo"
"The Candidate"
"The End"
©2006 Varèse Sarabande and Michael Giacchino

"Crocodile Locke" is an orchestral piece on the Season 1 soundtrack. Its four-note theme initially represented the mysterious hunter-gatherer side of John Locke's character and soon became his main character theme.

Main appearance

The other survivors worriedly talk about the food shortage, inspiring Locke to throw a knife into a chair next to Sawyer and suggest they hunt for boar. Jack officially meets Locke for the first time before Locke describes boars' mode of attack and, in detail, how the survivors can kill one. Sawyer complains that they have just "an itty bitty hunting knife", although he does not disagree with the hunting suggestion, to which Locke opens his knife case, revealing his large collection.

Full list of appearances

"Crocodile Locke" and its variations play during the following scenes.

Ben urging Locke to murder his own father. ("The Brig")


"Closure", "The Final Countdown", "Follow the Leader", "The Island", "Locke-about", "Locke of the Island", "Naomi Phone Home", "The Science of Faith", and "Through the Locke-ing Glass" use the theme from "Crocodile Locke". The theme also influenced his mystery theme, his second motif, and the narrative motif.

Title significance

The piece's name references the Australian hunter Crocodile Dundee and the Elton John song "Crocodile Rock."