Lost fan Patrick believes that Mikhail is Jacob. Here is his evidence:
- Mikhail has apparently been mortally wounded twice, each time recovering with ease. Only Jacob, or the direct intervention of Jacob would heal a being this quickly.
- Early on, the producers said that an old British series called The Prisoner was an influence to the plot of Lost. In it, the prisoner tries to escape from his captors on an island. His captors are led by a mastermind called "No.1". The twist in the final episode is that the prisoner is really No.1 who is testing his minions.
- Every time something happens which is going to affect Jacob directly, guess who happens to make an appearance...good old Mikhail to save the day.