Here we are! The last matchups of Round 1 have arrived. But first, congratulations are in order for Desmond and Kate. Both of them were clearly going to win from the get-go and they didn't disappoint us. Desmond almost tied Hurley for second place in margin-of-victory, but Leonard managed to nudge his percentage up a final point at the end. Kelvin put up a better fight against Kate, but it still was not close.
Okay, now for the moment you've been waiting for- the third and final Main Character vs. Main Character matchup. Did you guess Sawyer vs. Ben? If so, you're wrong!
Tonight's first matchup is between a character that several of you wish was dead and a character that some of you feel went to the grave too early. The second matchup pits the con-man against the invisible man.
The winners will earn the final two spots left in Round 2. Could we have an upset on our hands? That's for you to decide, so I'll let you have at it! :-)
Status: DHARMA/Others (Alive)
Ben was born in Oregon, and complications at his birth resulted in the death of his mother. His father joined the DHARMA Initiative, bringing Ben to the Island. Ben established contact with the ‘natives’ and carried out a purge on his own people. Since then, he has been the leader of the Others. He is very smart and very dangerous.
Status: Lostie (Deceased)
Shannon is the daughter of Adam Rutherford, step-daughter of Sabrina Carlyle, and step-sister of Boone Carlyle. Her father was very wealthy, but when he died in a car accident, all of his wealth went to Sabrina. Shannon was completely cut off from any inheritance and resorted to scamming money off of Boone. After the crash, Shannon pitched in here and there. She had a brief relationship with Sayid, but was accidentally shot and killed by Ana-Lucia.
Status: Miscellaneous/Other? (Unknown)
Jacob is a mysterious entity that lives on the Island. He is confined to a small shack in the middle of the jungle and is only visible to certain people. Ben claimed he was the only one who could see or hear Jacob and receives orders from him. He seems to be quite powerful, as merely invoking his name gets people to fall in line.
James “Sawyer” Ford
Status: Lostie (Alive)
James Ford's parents were a victim of a con man and lost all their money. His father killed his mother and himself in front of James. As an adult, James adopted the moniker 'Sawyer' and became a con man himself as he searched for the real Sawyer. Since the crash of Flight 815, Sawyer has been a packrat, an antagonist, and even somewhat of a leader to the Losties.