A man known only as the "Curly-Haired Guy" was one of the passengers who sat in the Tail Section of Oceanic Flight 815. The Tail Section tore off and landed on a different side of the Island than the plane's middle section. This group of surviors, who became known as the "Tailies", were the first to be bombarded by the Others. In their first night on the island, three of the tailies were kidnapped. "The Curly-Haired Guy" was among these three tailies.