OBS has a special A to Z edition dedicated to the most anticipated TV series Lost. We have put together a list of things that will guide and prepare the new fans and will refresh the minds of the already ones for the final season. 🙂


A plane crash strands the surviving passengers of Oceanic Flight 815 on a seemingly deserted tropical island, forcing the group of strangers to work together to stay alive. Their survival is threatened by mysterious entities including polar bears, an unseen creature that roams the jungle, and the island’s malevolent inhabitants known as the “Others”. On a trip to the jungle the survivors come across a distress call sent by a French woman that has been playing over and over for approximately sixteen years.

A: Ana Lucia Cortez
(A survivor of the Oceanic 815  crash.  She was a member of the LAPD.)

Alexandra Rousseau
(Daughter of Danielle Rousseau who was taken by Benjamin Linus as an infant.  Alex was killed by one of Charles Widmore’s mercenaries.)

B: Boone Carlyle
(Brother to Shannon. Boone died in the first season trying to help Locke.)

Benjamin Linus
(Leader of the Others. At the end of season 4, he leaves the island after “moving” it.)

C: Claire Littleton
(Pregnant when they crash, she later has Aaron.)

Charlie Pace
(Drug addict, one-hit wonder ex rock star. He drowns in the Looking Glass station, trying to help the survivors.)

Charles Widmore
(Mysterious man who is trying to find the island.)

D: Dharma Initiative
(The Scientific institution holding experiments via stations scattered throughout the island.)

Daniel Faraday
(Physicist who has studied time travel.)

Desmond Hume
(Crashed on the island in a boat while traveling around the world.)

Drive Shaft
(The band that Charlie belonged to.)

Danielle Rousseau
(A French woman who is the sole survivor of her expedition and has been on the island for 16 years when Oceanic 815 crashes.  She is the mother of Alex, who was taken by Benjamin Linus when she was just an infant.)

E: Ethan Rom
(The mysterious Other, child of Amy and Horace Goodspeed.)

Eko a.k.a. “Mr. Eko”
(A Nigerian Catholic priest and former criminal.)

Eloise Hawking
(Daniel Faraday’s mother, who used to live in the island.  She now runs the Dharma station known as The Lamp Post.)

F: Freckles
(Sawyer’s nickname for Kate.)

Flash Forwards
(Jumping ahead in time to see where the characters are and what they’re up to.)

Frank Lapidus
(The helicopter pilot of the research team sent to the island.  He was supposed to pilot the ill-fated Oceanic flight 815, but circumstances kept him from flying that day.)

G: Geographically Challenged
(The island’s coordinates are not set. To make matters worse, when the hatch blew up, the island started skipping in time.)

(Juliet’s lover before the plane crashes.  Because Ben was also in love with Juliet, he sent Goodwin to infiltrate the survivors.  He is killed by Ana Lucia.)

H: Hatch
(Where Desmond was found. Micro Computer system located in the hatch, in which a button had to be pressed every 108 minutes.)

Hugo “Hurley” Reyes
(One of the Oceanic Six survivors, who believes that “the numbers” are bad luck.  He won the lottery with the “the numbers” prior to crashing on the island.)

Hanso Foundation
(Formed by arms purveyor Alvar Hanso, who turned his attention from “keeping the world safe through the development of sophisticated weapons systems” to focus instead on the development of new technologies to “create a brighter future for all humanity.  The Hanso Foundation, through its funding of the Dharma Initiative, was involved in the construction of facilities on the island.)

I: Island
(The infamous Island where Oceanic Flight 815 crashed.)

(A woman who claimed to be a bounty hunter and put Sayid on Ajira Flight 316 to take him back to the island.  She appears to have been working for Jacob for unknown reasons.)

J: Jack Shepard
(The doctor, part of Kate & Sawyer’s love triangle. One of the Oceanic Six survivors.)

Jin-Soo Kwon
(Married to Sun and work for her father as a mob enforcer. At first he didn’t knew English but eventually learns to communicate.)

Juliet Burke
(Fertility doctor and one of The Others. She helps escape and joins the Oceanic 815 crash survivors.)

(The mysterious leader of The Others on the island.)

K: Kate Austen
(A fugitive headed to jail when the plane crashes, also one of the Oceanic six survivors.)

L: “Locke” John Locke.
(Once in a wheelchair paralyzed, now on the island can walk. Has assumed a semi-leadership position over the Losties. Instructs them all to return to the island.)

(A tail section survivor who was a patient at the mental hospital at the same time that Hurley was there.  She was killed by Michael when she witnessed Ana Lucia’s murder.)

M: Miles
(One of the researchers who is like a ghost whisperer. Miles arrives on the island and is eventually taken captive by John Locke who suspects that those on the freighter are there to harm his fellow crash survivors and expose the island to the general public.)

Michael Dawson
(Walt’s father.  He killed Libby and Ana Lucia to carry out a deal that he made with The Others so that he and Walt could go home.)

N: Numbers
(The commonly recurring numbers that had to be entered on the computer in the hatch that also match Hurley’s winning lottery ticket).

Naomi Dorrit
(Was a mercenary assigned to protect the freighter’s science team. She arrived on the Island by parachute. She landed in a tree in the jungle, was cut down by Desmond and Charlie and was found to have a punctured lung that was treated by Mikhail.)

O: Oceanic Flight 815
(The flight that crashes.)

Oceanic 6
(Jack, Kate, Hurley, Ben, Locke, Sun were the only people to return back from the Island.)

(Native people on the Island.)

P: Polar Bears
(Used in Dharma Initiative experiments and The Polar Bear Cave was where Eko was taken after he was imploded from the hatch. He was brought here by the polar bear, and was eventually rescued by Locke.)

Penelope Widmore
(Father is Charles Widmore, one of the original people to come to the island with the Dharma Initiative, also is Desmond’s fiance.)

Q: Questions
(Every episode leaves us with more and more questions.)

R: Rousseau
(The French woman who has been on the island for 16 years and meets the “Losties” by first encountering Sayid, who she hold captive.)

Richard Alpert
(Adviser to the leader of the Others who is seemingly ageless. He recruited Juliet to the Others.)

Research Stations
(The Arrow, The Swan, The Flame, The Pearl, The Orchid, The Hydra, The Staff, The Looking Glass, The Tempest, The Lamp Post.)

Radio Signal
(In French, it’s on a loop and plays over and over again.)

S: Sawyer a.k.a James Ford
(Caught in love triangle between Jack and Kate. Later ends up with Juliet.)

Smoke Monster
(It’s black and scary and it can kick your a**…)

Sun-Hwa Kwon
(Married to Jin. Daughter of a rich man with ties to the Korean mob, one of the Oceanic Six survivors.)

(A hired killer, trained fighter, ex Iraqi guard. One of the Oceanic Six survivors.)

(A ballet instructor and Boone’s step-sister.  She had a relationship with Sayid and was accidentally shot by Ana Lucia.)

(Didn’t Sawyer call Kate that?)

T: Tawaret (statue)
(A giant statue of Egyptian goddess Taweret existed on the Island since at least the 1800s. Jacob lived under the statue for an unknown amount of time, even after its partial demolition sometime before 1974. By 2004, only the left calf and foot remained, with its distinctive four toes. The statue is within view of the site of the Orchid.)

(There are many traps on the island.)

Time Travel
(What the survivors are subjected to when Locke turns the wheel to move the island.)

U: Underground
(Where the ‘Hatch’ is located.)

(Juliet performs one on Sun to determine how far along her pregnancy is and to determine whether the father is Jin or the man with whom she had an affair.)

V: Valenzetti Equation
(The mathematical equation developed by the reclusive Princeton University mathematician Enzo Valenzetti.  The Valenzetti Equation “predicts the exact number of years and months until humanity extinguishes itself.”)

Via Domus
(First video game for the series.)

(Walt’s dog  Vincent is seen by Jack, wandering free in the forest just after the plane crash. He is very much key at times in helping the Losties find things on the island.)

W: Walt Llyod
(Son of Michael. Was taken by The Others. Walt has some sort of talent for making things happen.)

X: X-Rays
(Jack looked at Ben Linus’s x-rays before performing back surgery.)

Y: Yearn
(The survivors of flight Oceanic 815 yearn to get home.)

Z: Zach Carson
(Character that has appeared in the series of LOST Novels but had not been mentioned in the television show.)

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