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'Lost' Answer - Ben's Mother on the Island

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The question is: When young Ben saw a vision of his mother ((Ep: 3x20, The Man Behind the Curtain), was that a manifestation of Man in Black, Jacob, the ghost of Ben's mother, or someone else?
  • She was the ghost of Ben's mother coming to give him guidance. There were plenty of ghosts on the island that were actually the people they were, including Jacob and MIB’s mother Claudia, she obviously wasn’t either one of them.
  • She was a manifestation of the smoke monster beginning his manipulations of Ben.
  • Richard believed that Ben's mother was a manifestation of Jacob, which is why he saved young Ben after Sayid shot him. Richard believed Ben must be a candidate or in some other way important to Jacob.
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