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* [[Javier Grillo-Marxuach]] (aka Javi Minion) This may not be true as Speaker has revealed his birthdate to be [[June 8]]. The birthdate of Javier Grillo-Marxauch is [[October 28]]. It is unknown whether or not [[June 8]] is Speaker's actual birthday, or just one he picked to throw people off.
 
* [[Javier Grillo-Marxuach]] (aka Javi Minion) This may not be true as Speaker has revealed his birthdate to be [[June 8]]. The birthdate of Javier Grillo-Marxauch is [[October 28]]. It is unknown whether or not [[June 8]] is Speaker's actual birthday, or just one he picked to throw people off.
 
* [[Damon Lindelof]]
 
* [[Damon Lindelof]]
* Speaker is the number 1 [http://www.javiminions.com/minions.php Javi Minion] and the person who maintains that site. There is a link to his [http://speakerwiggin.livejournal.com/ Livejournal]. This Speaker claims to be a moderator of the [[The Fuselage]], has a birthday on June 8th, and resides in Alabama. There are wonderful photos of "Speaker" with cast and crew at the 2005 Lost charity event [[Destination: L.A.]] [http://melandy.photosite.com/ here].
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* Speaker may be or may be based on the number 1 [http://www.javiminions.com/minions.php Javi Minion] and the person who maintains that site. There is a link to his [http://speakerwiggin.livejournal.com/ Livejournal]. This Speaker claims to be a moderator of the [[The Fuselage]], has a birthday on June 8th, and resides in Alabama. There are wonderful photos of "Speaker" with cast and crew at the 2005 Lost charity event [[Destination: L.A.]] [http://melandy.photosite.com/ here].
   
 
Someone claiming to be Speaker has been making comments in the discussion section of this very article (see [http://www.lostpedia.com/index.php?title=Speaker&diff=29525&oldid=29042 differences] after these revisions). While Speaker has linked to LostPedia before in his posts, it remains unknown whether this Lostpedia user "[[User:Speaker|S]]" is really the true Speaker.
 
Someone claiming to be Speaker has been making comments in the discussion section of this very article (see [http://www.lostpedia.com/index.php?title=Speaker&diff=29525&oldid=29042 differences] after these revisions). While Speaker has linked to LostPedia before in his posts, it remains unknown whether this Lostpedia user "[[User:Speaker|S]]" is really the true Speaker.

Revision as of 05:39, 9 June 2006

This information was revealed in part through the alternate reality game
The LOST Experience
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Speaker is an anonymous blogger working with ABC to run InsideTheExperience.com (link), which provides an official commentary on The Lost Experience in the United States. Thus far, what he says seems to be a mixture of speculation and truth; some of what he says about the game could be seen as "canon."

Speaker's email address is speaker815 at gmail dot com. It has been confirmed that he responds to emails. However, his responses tend to be either joking in tone or in the form of riddles. He also responds to comments on his blog through "Speaker Notes", usually as a way to deter people from misleading fansites in The Lost Experience.

On May 31, 2006, Speaker set a challenge to site visitors, "Any of you hoopy froods figured out my Google Talk away message yet?" Hoopy Froods refers to the book series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy of which fans celebrate Towel Day on May 25. The busy message on Speaker's Google Talk reads: A son nor some medieval Joe and was revealed to mean Damon, Javi or someone else?

The solution to another anagram from ITE.com (A JURY IN BED HITS MYTH 8) revealed that the Speaker's birthday is June 8. (So, probably human, not a robot!)

Connections to the Hanso Foundation

According to his in-game profile, Speaker is a collector. He collects both physical objects and knowledge about the rich and the corporations they head. He claims that his latest obsession is Alvar Hanso and the Hanso Foundation.

Connections to Persephone

It is unclear at this moment if there are any connections between these two individuals.

Background

Speaker is not his real name.

Based on his signature at Save Joop, Speaker may be from Alabama, USA.

Speaker has revealed (which means it's "speculation") that he is married. He also mentions his wife is similar to 'Shego', a fictional character on Kim Possible.

His favorite male character on Lost is Hurley. His favorite female character is Sun. His favorite character is Vincent.

His profile on his website reads:

Speaker (Not his real name.) is a collector. His abode is full of items from all over the world.
Though he does love his objects of value, he doesn't just collect the tangible. Some of Speaker's
most prized possessions are bits of knowledge he's acquired over the years.

Speaker tends to obsess over people and corporations. His most recent obsession is Alvar Hanso
and his foundation. Obtaining things from the guarded is never easy, but getting anything related
to Hanso, tangible or not, has proven extremely difficult . . . and dangerous. 

If Speaker's power comes from his collections, his weakness is writing. He can't help but write
about everything he acquires. (What's the point of collecting if you can't brag?) The problem, of
course, is evidence. He is as careful as possible, but the fact that the records exist at all might
lead to his downfall. 

If you have anything you think Speaker might be interested in collecting, please contact him at
speaker815 AT gmail DOT com.

(Found on http://www.insidetheexperience.com/about.html)

Allusions

Speaker has made numerous allusions in his posts and replies. These include:

  • Army of Darkness
  • Back to the Future
  • Battlestar Galactica (BSG)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • The Colbert Report
  • DC Comics (Infinite Crisis)
  • Dr. Who
  • Farscape
  • Fight Club
  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The
  • Homestar Runner
  • Indiana Jones
  • Kim Possible
  • Little Mermaid, The
  • Lost
  • Marvel Comics (Civil War, Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk)
  • Monkey Island
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000
  • Pod People
  • Robot Chicken
  • Scooby Doo
  • Star Trek
  • Star Wars
  • Stroker and Hoop

Google Talk

Speaker has been known to leave "special" anagram away messages in his Google Talk browser. These include:

  • Any of you hoopy froods figured out my Google Talk away message yet? (not an anagram)
  • A son nor some medieval Joe. (Damon, Javi or someone else?)
  • Yow, you're a three hour emergent oat. (No matter where you go, there you are. -Solved by Hurley is Too Thin)

Theories

Possible Identities of "Speaker":

Comparison of Lindelof's silhouette to the Speaker's.

  • Javier Grillo-Marxuach (aka Javi Minion) This may not be true as Speaker has revealed his birthdate to be June 8. The birthdate of Javier Grillo-Marxauch is October 28. It is unknown whether or not June 8 is Speaker's actual birthday, or just one he picked to throw people off.
  • Damon Lindelof
  • Speaker may be or may be based on the number 1 Javi Minion and the person who maintains that site. There is a link to his Livejournal. This Speaker claims to be a moderator of the The Fuselage, has a birthday on June 8th, and resides in Alabama. There are wonderful photos of "Speaker" with cast and crew at the 2005 Lost charity event Destination: L.A. here.

Someone claiming to be Speaker has been making comments in the discussion section of this very article (see differences after these revisions). While Speaker has linked to LostPedia before in his posts, it remains unknown whether this Lostpedia user "S" is really the true Speaker.

It has been suggested that the identity of Speaker is really Damon Lindelof. A comment made in one of Speaker's post seems to further suggest this:

I swear, Damon and Carlton need to write a Sawyer and Jack buddy
comedy - they could be detectives or something and drive that 
talking car they're so fond of.

This is a reference to a running gag on the Official 'Lost' Podcast which Lindelof co-hosts.

Speaker's response to the his "Damonimity" was: "Why do you people keep calling me Damon? I'm... Speaker! I really don't see the resemblance! I mean - his glasses are black with clear lenses while mine are totally white! He has a mouth and nose and eyes while I have NONE of those things!" (http://www.insidetheexperience.com/2006/05/reader_mail_3.html) Template:Nav

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