The main characters in Lost have killed many other people over the course of the show. Many kills were cases of self defense and the defense of others either individually or in combat. Many were murder. Of those, some are premeditated, some are spur of the moment; some are manslaughter. At least one, that of US Marshal Edward Mars, was euthanasia.

Main Character Off the Island On the Island Kill Count Notes
Man in Black

6x14-MIB gun

N/A 47 Orchestrated the death of Jacob. ("The Incident, Part 1") Attempted to murder the entire group of Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Sayid, Hurley, Jin, Sun and Frank. ("The Candidate")
Sayid Jarrah

5x15 Sayid shoots

17 Attempted to kill young Ben. ("He's Our You") Sayid was also in the army, part of a firing squad and participated in a morally questionable Basra Incident. ("Outlaws")  ("One of Us")
Benjamin Linus

5x12 TheFinalShowdown

8 Attempted to kill Desmond and Penny. ("Dead Is Dead") Ben's birth killed his mother, Emily Linus. ("The Man Behind the Curtain") He also caused the Kahana explosion, which killed Michael, Jeff, Hendricks and three survivors. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 3")
Mr. Eko

2x10 Eko Monster

Jack Shephard


No known kills 6 Attempted to kill Locke. ("The Beginning of the End") Gave Libby a lethal overdose of heroin to help her pass away comfortably. ("?")
Charles Widmore


No known kills 6
James Ford


5 Attempted to euthanize Edward Mars, but shot him in his lung rather than the heart. Also buried Nikki and Paulo alive and caused the submarine explosion that killed Sayid, Sun, Jin, the Sub captain and one of Widmore's men. ("Exposé")  ("The Candidate")
Mikhail Bakunin

3X11 PatchyShootingSayid

No known kills 5 Mikhail may have killed off island, during his time in the Soviet Army. ("Enter 77")
Claire Littleton

6x03 ClaiRousseau

No known kills 4 Claire attempted to kill Kate. ("Recon") Although a main character since Season 1, Claire's first on-screen murder was shown in the last season, Season 6.
Ana Lucia Cortez

2X20 AnaLuciaIsland

Martin Keamy


No known kills 4 It is possible he was the one to kill Danielle or Karl, or both, since their shooters were concealed in the jungle. ("Meet Kevin Johnson")
Juliet Burke


No known kills 3
Kate Austen


Danielle Rousseau

1x18 StopHurley

No known kills 3
Jin-Soo Kwon

Jin dharma

No known kills 2
Michael Dawson


No known kills 2 Shot himself once and tried to shoot himself again.
John Locke


No known kills 2
Bernard Nadler

3x23-Bernard Gun

No known kills 2
Charlie Pace


No known kills 1
Hugo Reyes

6x17-Undead Badass Hurley

No known kills 1 He also buried Nikki and Paulo alive. ("Exposé") Hurley also blamed himself for a collapsing deck accident that killed two people.
Eloise Hawking


No known kills 1
Desmond Hume

5x01 AnOldDesmond

No known kills ~252 Desmond also caused the crash of Oceanic 815. ("Live Together, Die Alone, Part 2")
Richard Alpert

5x16 ProtectingMyLeader

No known kills 1 Attempted to kill Keamy. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 2")
Sun-Hwa Kwon


No known kills 1 Attempted to kill Ben. ("This Place Is Death")

3x14 NoSmoking

No known kills 1 He allowed Nikki to be paralysed by a spider, which eventually led to her being buried alive. ("Exposé")
Goodwin Stanhope

2X07 GoodwinNathan

No known kills 1 Attacked and attempted to kill Ana Lucia. ("The Other 48 Days")
Roger Linus

5x16 HostileRoger

No known kills 1

6x01 FromJacobToHurley

No known kills 1 Assaulted Alpert, when he tried to kill him on MiB's behalf. ("Ab Aeterno")
Ethan Rom

5x01 It'sEthan

No known kills 1 Shot Locke, ("Because You Left") and later, after infiltrating the survivors, kidnapped Charlie and battled Jack, Kate, Sayid, Sawyer and Locke.
Charlotte Lewis

4x06-Charlotte gun

No known kills No known kills 0 Aimed a gun at Kate. ("The Other Woman")
Daniel Faraday

5x14-Daniel Gun

No known kills No known kills 0 He was involved in a gun fight at the DHARMA Barracks. Aimed a gun at Richard. ("The Variable")
Ilana Verdansky

6x07-Ilana gun

No known kills No known kills 0 Ilana pointed a gun at Sayid ("He's Our You"), Frank Lapidus ("Dead Is Dead") and The Man in Black ("LA X, Parts 1 & 2") on different occasions. She almost killed Ben as revenge for Jacob's murder, but eventually had a change of heart ("Dr. Linus") ("He's Our You")  ("Dead Is Dead")  ("LA X, Part 2") ("Recon")
Miles Straume

4x02-Miles Gun

No known kills No known kills 0 Aimed a gun at Jack. ("Confirmed Dead")
Shannon Rutherford


No known kills No known kills 0 Attempted to kill Locke. ("The Greater Good")
Nikki Fernandez

Nikki wants a gun 3x14

No known kills No known kills 0 She paralysed Paulo, which then led to him being buried alive. ("Exposé")

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