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Ethan tells Claire that the Others are "good people"

Several characters talk of "good people" and "bad people" in Lost. Characters' interpretations of these terms vary greatly. Self-proclaimed "good" characters have hurt and even killed other people. By the final season, the term evolved into a running joke, and characters openly distrusted anyone calling themselves "the good guys".

Occurrences

The following characters have been called good and/or bad by other characters. Only direct references are included below.

Good/Bad Referenced by
Aaron-m.jpg Aaron Good Eko, Kate
Alex-m.jpg Alex Good Claire
Ana-m.jpg Ana Lucia Good/Bad Libby/Ben
Ben-m.jpg Ben Good/Bad Ben, Hurley/Juliet, Locke, Sayid
Charlie-m.jpg Charlie Good Charlie, Desmond, Nadia
Claire-m.jpg Claire Good/Bad Richard Malkin, Ethan/Dogen
Desmond-m.jpg Desmond Good/Bad Penelope/Charles Widmore
Eko-m.jpg Eko Good/Bad Charlotte Malkin/Yemi, Amina
Ethan-m.jpg Ethan Bad Charlie
Hurley-m.jpg Hurley Good Carmen, Ben
Jack-m.jpg Jack Good Rose, Christian Shephard, Achara, Kate, Daniel
Jin-m.jpg Jin Good Poor man, Desmond, Bernard
Juliet-m.jpg Juliet Good Jack, Sun
Kate-m.jpg Kate Good/Bad Locke, Daniel/Kate, Edward Mars
Locke-m.jpg Locke Good Ben, Eddie Colburn
Michael-m.jpg Michael Good/Bad Ben/Hurley
Naomi-m.jpg Naomi Bad Ben
Sawyer-m.jpg Sawyer Good/Bad Pierre/Sawyer, Cassidy
Sayid-m.jpg Sayid Good/Bad Hurley, Sayid/Sayid
Others-m.jpg The Others Good/Bad Ethan, Ben/Claire, Charlie
Jacob-m.jpg Jacob Good/Bad Ben, Mikhail/Man In Black
Monster-portal.png The Man in Black Bad Jacob, Dogen, Ilana
PortalWidmoreAlt.jpg Widmore Bad Ben

Details are listed below, sorted by episode.

Good

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Season 6

  • Frank to Sun, about Ilana's group: "They say they're the good guys." ("LA X, Part 1")
  • Dogen tells Sayid that for every man there is a scale and on one side of the scale there is good and on the other side evil. ("Sundown")
    • Sayid tells Dogen that he does not know him even though he thinks he does and that he is a good man. ("Sundown")
  • "I needed you to stay good." - Mother to Jacob ("Across the Sea")
  • "Am I good, Mother?" - Jacob to Mother (twice) ("Across the Sea")
  • "I think you're a good guy, Sayid. You know, a lot of people have told you that you're not. Maybe you've heard it so many times you started believing it. You can't let other people tell you what you are, dude. You have to decide that for yourself." - Hurley to Sayid ("The End")
  • "You know, you were a real good number two." - Hurley to Ben ("The End")


Great

  • Magnus Hanso's first name is Latin for "Great".
  • The DeGroots: The surname DeGroot is derived from the Dutch for "The Great."

Season 1

Season 2

  • Aaron was a great man, according to Eko. He is referring to the Biblical Aaron but in doing so may be implying that baby Aaron is also great. ("The 23rd Psalm")
  • Tariq says of Hassan Jarrah, Sayid's father, "Sayid, you are a loyal soldier. The son of a great hero." ("One of Them")
  • Ben refers to Him as "a great man" and a "brilliant man" but not a forgiving man. ("Two for the Road")
  • Eko tells Locke that "Yemi was a great man, a priest, a man of God." ("?")

Season 3

Season 4

Season 6

  • After being called a real good number two by Hurley, Ben says, "And you were a great number one, Hugo." ("The End")


Bad

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 5

Season 6

See also

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