The unnamed entity recently referred to as the Man in Black (also referred to as the Monster, the Smoke Monster, the Black Smoke, Jacob's Nemesis, Cerberus and the Security System) is a mysterious inhabitant of the Island who is antagonistic to Jacob. Like Jacob, the Man in Black appears to have lived on the Island for centuries prior to the crash of Oceanic Flight 815. The origins and scope of his abilities are currently unknown, and his first chronological appearance was of an unnamed middle-aged man dressed in black. He has appeared as a malevolent and dangerous pillar of black smoke and also as various deceased individuals. (more...)

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