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How come none of the adult Middle section survivors was abducted by the Others while so many Tailies were? (Claire was only abducted due to her pregnancy).

  • This question is pretty much answered in the show. The manifest revealed Ethan as a spy before he was able to complete his list. It has been indicated that some middle section survivors should have been abducted, including Locke and (I think) Hurley.
  • Tom Friendly later asks Ethan why he didn't compile a list of survivors, which suggests that Ben at least intended for abductions to take place
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