"Items" redirects here. For the objects used to test young John Locke, see Richard's items.

A number of items are associated with the different characters on Lost. In many cases, the items are metaphorical or symbolic of the character's personality or past.

Flight 815

Mid section

Boone & Shannon

Owner Picture Title Main Appearance Description
Mini-Locke's drug
Locke's drug "Hearts and Minds" When Locke attacked Boone, he rubbed a mixture into his wound, causing him to hallucinate.
Mini-Rousseau's maps
Rousseau's Maps "Whatever the Case May Be" After stealing Rousseau's maps, Sayid sought Shannon's help to translate some French text.

Charlie & Claire

Diary "Raised by Another" After Claire was kidnapped, Charlie found her diary, and read it while she was away (including sections about himself).
Guitar "House of the Rising Sun" Charlie's guitar is a symbol of his inspiration on the Island, and with Locke's help, he was able to find it after the crash.
Peanut butter "Confidence Man" When Claire refuses to move to the caves unless Charlie can somehow find peanut butter, Charlie presents her with an empty jar which they both "eat" some from.
Piano "Fire + Water" Given to Charlie as a child by his mother, the piano is a symbol of Charlie's past and his sense of family.
Mini-Plane mobile
Plane mobile "Maternity Leave" Present in the Staff station, the plane mobile played a song Claire remembered from her childhood. The planes were also Oceanic ones.
Voltron "Fire + Water" The Voltron toy was given to Charlie's brother, Liam, the same Christmas that Charlie received his piano.
Charlie's ring "Greatest Hits" A family heirloom and a symbol of family, Charlie is given the ring by his brother Liam. He leaves it for Aaron when leaving for his underwater mission.
Charlie's list "Greatest Hits" After realizing that he may die, Charlie writes down the five "greatest hit" moments of his life.


Mini-cd player
CD player "...In Translation" Before it broke, Hurley listened to a number of different tracks on his CD player, also providing a non-diegetic soundtrack for some beach scenes.
DHARMA Ranch "Everybody Hates Hugo" With an unnaturally long shelf-life, this dressing was one of the more notable items of food in the Swan. Hurley also stole a jar and kept it with his stash.
DHARMA van "Tricia Tanaka Is Dead" The DHARMA van was found by Hurley, who made it his mission to restore the vehicle.
Golf clubs "Solitary" Hurley found a set of golf clubs amongst the wreckage of Flight 815, and made a golf course on the Island to allow the survivors some fun.
Hurley's stash "Dave" Hurley hid a number of items of food due to his addiction, but was able to in part overcome it with the help of Libby.


Halliburton case "Whatever the Case May Be" The Halliburton case belonged to the Marshal, but since it contained firearms, Jack took charge of the item and kept the key constantly around his neck.
Coffin "White Rabbit" After following a strange figure of his father, Jack found Christian's coffin, which he had checked at the airport, in the jungle.
Golden pass "Through the Looking Glass, Part 1" Jack is given a golden pass in the future by Oceanic Airlines as compensation.
Oxycodone "Through the Looking Glass, Part 1" In the future, Jack becomes addicted to this drug.
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Newspaper clipping "Through the Looking Glass, Part 1" Jack has this newspaper clipping in the future; it details a man who has died.

Jin & Sun

Driver's license "Buried Secrets" Sun secretly acquired a fake Californian driver's license to start a new life in America, but decided to bury it on the Island, an act that Michael accidentally witnessed.
Glass ballerina (item) "The Glass Ballerina" The item belonged to Mr. Paik, and when Sun smashed it, she blamed it on the maid in order to protect herself from punishment.
Message bottle "Exodus, Part 1" The bottle housed all the survivors' messages to their loved ones. After the raft was destroyed, it washed up on shore, signifying to the rest of camp that something must have gone wrong at sea for Michael, Sawyer, Jin and Walt.
Notebook "Exodus, Part 1" In order to help Jin learn English, Sun wrote down in a notebook a list of common words and their Korean translation.
Panda "Ji Yeon" Jin bought a stuffed panda for a Chinese ambassador's newborn baby.
Pregnancy test "The Whole Truth" Sawyer gave Sun a home pregnancy test kit he'd salvaged from the wreckage, after she suspected she could be with child. The result was positive.
Rolex watch "House of the Rising Sun" Mr. Paik ordered Jin to deliver Rolex watches to associates in Sydney and Los Angeles, hence why he and Sun were on Flight 815. On the Island, after Michael found the watch amongst the wreckage, a rivlary between he and Jin quickly emerged.
Mini-suns ring
Wedding ring "...And Found" Sun lost her wedding ring when she buried the message bottle, but found it again with the help of Kate.


Mugshot "Tabula Rasa" When the Marshal regained consciousness, he showed Jack the image of the prisoner he was escorting: Kate.
Safe deposit box "Whatever the Case May Be" The Marshal put the item Kate wanted more than anything on a box vault. Kate staged a robbery simply to get inside the box.
Time capsule "Born to Run" As children, Kate and Tom Brennan made a time capsule. Years later, they dug it up while Kate was briefly back in Iowa.
Toy airplane "Whatever the Case May Be" The item inside the safety deposit box and Halliburton case was a toy airplane, which belonged to Tom Brennan, the man Kate both loved and killed. The Marshal stated the toy was the only thing in the world Kate cared about.


Backgammon "Tabula Rasa", "Cabin Fever" The game has become a recurring theme in the show, but its most notable reference is when Locke explains the rules to Walt.
Compass "Hearts and Minds" Locke brings with him to the Island at least two compasses. He gives one to Sayid, who believes it to be broken due to it deflecting from true magnetic North.
Crossword puzzle "Collision" Locke can be seen working on a puzzle in the Swan, underneath which is an infamous easter egg concerning the story of Gilgamesh.
Knives "Walkabout", "Hearts and Minds", "Special", "Three Minutes", "Further Instructions", "The Man Behind the Curtain", "Through the Looking Glass, Part 2" Locke's weapon of choice. Introduced to knives through hunting.
Trebuchet "Deus Ex Machina" Locke built a trebuchet in order to break the Hatch door. It failed and crumbled, however, wounding Locke's leg in the process.
Wheelchair "Walkabout", "The Man from Tallahassee", "Cabin Fever" Prior to arriving on the Island, Locke spent three years in a wheelchair after an horrific fall from eight stories up.
Whistle "Tabula Rasa" After the crash, Locke carved a whistle out of wood and uses it to attract Vincent for Walt, who had been unable to find him.

Michael & Walt

Rafts "Exodus, Part 2" The first raft Michael built was burnt down by Walt, who was tired of moving around in life. The second raft's main appearance came when a group of the survivors cast off in search of rescue, but were ultimately met by the Others, who kidnapped Walt.
Comic book "Special" Hurley brought with him on Flight 815 a Spanish comic book. Walt was later seen reading the issue, notably on a page featuring a polar bear (which he would physically encounter later in the episode).
Michael's bomb "Meet Kevin Johnson" Ben sent Michael this bomb to destroy the Kahana so it would not reach the Island. The bomb was a fake to test Michael.
Michael's passport "Meet Kevin Johnson" Tom provided Michael with a fake passport for alias Kevin Johnson so he could work abourd the Kahana.

Nikki & Paulo

Diamonds "Exposé" Together with Paulo, Nikki killed the old man she had tricked into loving her, and stole the diamonds from his safe. On the Island, she worked hard to try to find Paulo's bag where they had been placed before the flight.
Matryoshka doll "Exposé" For safekeeping, the diamonds had been stashed inside a matryoshka doll of many layers. The doll arguably acted as a metaphor to the numerous layers of the plotline during the episode.
Mini script page
Exposé script "Exposé" Nikki appeared as a guest star in an episode of the Exposé TV series. She kept the script in her tent, where Charlie and Hurley found it when they were investigating Nikki and Paulo's mysterious 'death'.
Spider. Expose
Medusa spider "Exposé" An animal discovered by Dr. Arzt that would ultimately cause the deaths of Nikki and Paulo.


Dart "Tricia Tanaka Is Dead" On his way back to camp with Kate, Sawyer steps on a dart (possibly a piece from the Swan before it was destroyed).
Pacemaker "Every Man for Himself" To keep Sawyer passive, the Others con him into thinking they placed a pacemaker in his body, which could kill him.
Mini-sawyer letter
Mr. Sawyer letter "Confidence Man" As a child, Sawyer wrote a letter to the man who had ruined his life and caused his parents' ultimate deaths. He swore to carry the letter with him until he found the true recipient.
Mini-sawyer stash
Sawyer's stash "The Long Con" After crashing on the Island, Sawyer hoarded anything possibly worth bargaining with in order to establish himself amongst the survivors. In "The Long Con", Jack stealing from his stash prompted Sawyer to hash a complicated plan of revenge out of sheer principle.


Nadia's Photo
Nadia's photo "Solitary" A photo given to Sayid by Nadia with the inscription "You'll find me in the next life, if not in this one" on it, when they separated, after he released her from captivity.
Radio "The Long Con" After being found in the Arrow, the radio was taken back to the main camp, and fell into the hands of Hurley, who in turn sought Sayid's help in fixing it. In doing so, Sayid seemed to come to terms more with the loss of Shannon.
DHARMA cabling map "Enter 77" Whilst in the basement of the Flame, Sayid takes the map from one the DHARMA manuals stored there. It shows the cabling schematic for DHARMA's electrical and communictaions systems, as well as revealing the location of the Barracks.
Looking Glass map "Greatest Hits" Presumably taken from one of the DHARMA manuals in the Flame's basement, the plans reveal the Looking Glass to be an underwater station anchored to the Island by a cable

Tail section

Ana Lucia

Henry's map "The Whole Truth" While under the name of Henry Gale, Benjamin Linus gave Ana Lucia a map to a balloon, where he said they would find evidence to support his story.


Cross "The Cost of Living" The cross was originally Eko's, which his brother took when he was a child. After finding his body on the Island, Eko once more gained the item.
Fake Passport "?" A fake passport supplied by Caldwell to allow Eko to board Flight 815.
Prayer Stick "The Cost of Living" Eko's stick which he carved Biblical inscriptions on. After his death, the item was key in advising Locke on which direction he must head in.
Virgin Mary statues "The 23rd Psalm" The statues held heroin, and had been made years ago in Nigeria with Eko in charge. He found the plane that they had been loaded on in the jungle, as well as the body of his dead brother.


Elizabeth "Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1" "The Elizabeth" belonged to Libby's late husband. After his death, Libby met Desmond, and gave the boat to him for his round the world race, believing it to be what her husband would have wanted.

The Island

DHARMA Initiative

Owner Picture Title Main Appearance Description
Apollo Candy bar "Adrift" The Apollo bar featured mainly in the Lost Experience, but has been seen a number of times on the Island as well (firstly in "Adrift").
Bible "The Other 48 Days" In the Arrow station, a Bible was found by the Tailies. Inside was a clipping of the Swan Orientation film.
C-4 "Enter 77" At the Flame station, Locke discovered that the Initiative had rigged the entire compound with C-4 explosives, in case the location became compromised by the Hostiles.
Cable "Greatest Hits" A device which purportedly anchors The Looking Glass station.
Canteens "Maternity Leave" DHARMA canteens seem to be a standard issue item. It is mainly notable due to controversy surrounding the symbol on one which Ethan carried.
Fail-safe "Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1" The fail-safe was a backup mechanism in the Swan which would terminate the electromagnetic buildup that pushing the button was meant to discharge.
Mini-fish biscuit
Fish biscuit "A Tale of Two Cities" The Hydra cages, styled after a Skinner's box, distributed fish biscuits if subjects followed a number of specific actions.
Flame computer "Enter 77" Inside the Flame station, Locke found the computer, which was originally used for communication with the outside world.
Food "Adrift" A number of food items were found in the Swan pantry, and were rationed and distributed between the Losties.
Glass Eye "The Other 48 Days" Inside the Arrow, the Tailies additionally found a glass eye, which fell out of a box as they opened it.
HAZMAT suit "Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1" Kelvin used the suit as part of his deception to convince Desmond that the outside of the Swan was contaminated.
Mini-hydra tv
Hydra television "The Glass Ballerina" While Jack is held prisoner, the Others allow him to watch television. Notably, Juliet secretly shows him a video of herself, during which she asks him to kill Ben.
Joshua Tree print "Two for the Road" A painting inside the Swan, the Joshua print was hinted by the writers to be somehow significant. However, no revelation was mentioned, and the Swan has since been destroyed.
Log printout "?" In the Pearl station, Eko and Locke acquired logs. Desmond later realised that these were in relation to pushing the button at the Swan.
Pearl computer "?" The Pearl computer printed out logs, and seemed to be in direct connection to the Swan (it had the Swan logos on it).
Pearl Orientation Film "?" Eko found a video, where Candle/Wickmund explained the purpose of the station.
Playing cards "Lockdown" When Sawyer wants his stash back, he engages in a game of poker against Jack using DHARMA playing cards.
Pneumatic tube "?" As part of the Pearl procedure, participants were instructed to enter notebooks into the pneumatic tube, so that they could be transported to the main DHARMA staff. However, it is revealed that the tube goes to nowhere but an open field on the Island.
Radio "The Other 48 Days" As well as the Bible and glass eye, a radio was also found by the Tailies in the Arrow station.
Record player "Adrift" As well as many other items, a record player was inside the Swan station, and played a number of times by the Losties.
Road map "Tricia Tanaka Is Dead" Inside the DHARMA van, the Losties found a road map, which the van driver had obviously been on before crashing.
Speakers "Lockdown" The Swan contained a number of speakers. They notably came to life before a Lockdown procedure was initiated.
Swan computer "Adrift" Used to enter the Numbers, the Swan computer was a key feature of the station. Michael also used the computer to communicate to someone he believed was Walt.
Swan Orientation Film "Orientation" After exploring the Swan station, Jack and Locke were shown the Orientation film by Desmond, which gave some background to the DHARMA Initiative.
U-matic "?" The U-matic videocasette was used to play the Pearl videotape.
Vaccine "Maternity Leave" As part of the supply drop, there was a case full of DHARMA vaccine. Ethan also gave Claire some kind of vaccine, and Desmond had a supply of the substance in the Swan.

The Others

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Map "The Whole Truth" When help capture by the Losties, Ben made them a map to the Henry Gale balloon.
Mikhail's document "Enter 77" While in the Flame, it was noted that Mikhail had typed out a story.
Tape recorder "The Brig" Used as a means of communication between Juliet and Ben. Used by Sawyer as evidence that Juliet was sent to beach camp as a spy.
Walkie "I Do" The Others owned a number of walkies with which to communicate to each other. In "I Do", the walkie was a pivotal item in saving Sawyer's life.
X-ray "Every Man for Himself" When helping the Others try to save Colleen's life, Jack saw a set of X-rays. He later learned that they were Ben's. They have also been owned by Juliet for a while.

Other inhabitants


Owner Picture Title Main Appearance Description
Desmond's photograph "Flashes Before Your Eyes" When meeting in London, Penny and Desmond decided to pose for a photograph. Desmond kept the picture with him for years.
Mini-letters desmond
Letters (Desmond) "Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1" When he was released from prison, Desmond met Charles Widmore, who revealed that he had intercepted every letter the Scot had sent to Penelope.
Our Mutual Friend "Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1" Desmond kept this book claiming that it would be the last thing he would read before he died.
Mini-letters pen
Letters (Penelope) "Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1" When near driven to suicide, Desmond discovered a hidden love letter in his copy of Our Mutual Friend from Penny.
Lightning rod "Every Man for Himself" During one of his "flashes", Desmond saw Charlie die from a lightning strike, and so built a conductor rod to save him.
MacCutcheon whisky "Flashes Before Your Eyes" The name of an expensive whisky, MacCutcheon was used by Charles Widmore in an analogy for why he will never accept Desmond in his family.
Mini-satellite phone
Satellite phone "Catch-22" After a helicopter crash, Desmond, Hurley, Charlie and Jin find a bag containing this item. They also find a photo of Desmond, and a woman who speaks his name, linking the item to the character.


Mini-Rousseau's maps
Maps and notes "Solitary" When her crew crashed on the Island, Rousseau (possibly with her colleagues) attempted to map the Island. Her diagrams and drawings were taken by Sayid after he escaped her capture.
Music box "Solitary" A gift from her love, Robert, the music box offers as an interesting metaphor for Danielle's state of mind.
Traps "Solitary" During her time on the Island, Rousseau has become proficient in laying a number of different types of traps quickly and efficiently.


Picture Title Main Appearance Description
Arzt's map "Exposé" To help Nikki, Arzt planned a trajectory which the plane would have followed as it crashed. Using this helped Nikki find the bag with diamonds inside.
Balloon "The Whole Truth" Crashed on the Island. Onboard was Henry Gale, and his identity was assumed by Ben to make the Losties think he was not "one of them".
Black rocks "S.O.S." Around the Island are a number of black rocks, indicative of volcanic geological features.
Cigarettes "Exposé" Cigarettes are seen many times on Lost, notably when Paulo was trying to overcome his addiction.
Dolls "S.O.S." Dolls are also seen on numerous occasions, notably when Kate saw one, causing she and Jack to be caught in one of Rousseau's traps.
Dynamite "Exodus, Part 2" Dynamite was found at the Black Rock, and was used to blow up the Swan hatch door. The dynamite also led to Arzt's death.
Flight manifest "Raised by Another" Hurley gained the manifest to do a census of the people at beach camp, which resulted in the discovery that Ethan was not on the plane.
Drug smugglers' plane "Deus Ex Machina" Found first by Boone and Locke, the smugglers' plane became a key mystery due to it originating half way around the world, yet managing to end up on the Island.
Keys "Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1" A number of keys have been shown on the show, notably the key to the Halliburton case and the failsafe key in the Swan.
Manuscript "Two for the Road" The Bad Twin manuscript was read by Sawyer, before it was thrown into the fire by Jack in defiance.
Teddy bear "...And Found" The teddy bear became an iconic image of Season 2 when Jin crouched as a child walked by with the toy tied to him by string.
Transceiver "Pilot, Part 2" After triangulating signal, Sayid attempted to contact help. However, he was stopped by Locke, who knocked him unconscious.
Weapons "Whatever the Case May Be" Many firearms have been found on the Island, notably the guns in the Halliburton case and the guns in the Swan armory.
Mini-tennis shoe
White tennis shoe "Pilot, Part 1" A white tennis shoe was seen in the Pilot episode, and it was unknown to whom it belonged to.
Notebooks "?" Notebooks used to track events in DHARMA Stations.
Body release form "There's No Place Like Home, Part 2" Jeremy Bentham's Body Release From.
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