Congratulations to both Walt and Locke, winners of the last matchups. They were certainly easy favorites to win and the votes reflected their stunning popularity. Walt shut down Mama Reyes and Locke blew Jae Lee out of the water (or perhaps off his balcony is more accurate) for our second-widest margin of victory so far in the tournament. Try as he might, fanboy favorite Locke just missed out on tying Hurley's 97-3 margin. Thanks to 94 rabid Jae Lee fans (who knew?), Locke has to play second string to Hurley in the record book...for now.
We are now 1/4 of the way through the first round of action in the main tourney. Haven't seen your favorite(s) yet? They're all but certain to be coming soon (unless of course you're a huge fan of Ivan or Aldo- can't help you with them).
Today bring a few more minor characters into the fray, with one series regular in the ring as well.
We've got a showdown between two of the worst fathers in the history of television, and a faceoff between an abductor and an abductee. Vote for your favorites and feel free to discuss, rant, argue and flame away in the comment section.
Roger “Work Man” Linus
Status: DHARMA (Deceased)
Roger is the father of Ben Linus. Complications from the birth of his son resulted in his wife's death. Roger received work with the DHARMA Initiative, where he was given the role of Work Man, aka the DHARMA janitor. He resented his job and his son, blaming Ben for his wife's death. Ben killed Roger with nerve gas when the purge on DHARMA took place.
Status: Flashback Character/Misc. (Deceased)
Anthony Cooper was a con man, using many different aliases, he tricked people into giving him their money. He is the original ‘Sawyer’ and also the biological father of John Locke. He used their connection to steal a kidney from his son. He turned up on the Island, where Locke manipulated Sawyer into killing Cooper for him.
Status: Lostie (Alive)
Claire's life is complicated. An accident left her mother comatose, she got pregnant out of wedlock, her boyfriend left her, and a psychic advised her to take Oceanic Flight 815 to LA to put her child up for adoption. Since the crash, she has been abducted by the Others for her baby, gave birth on the Island, and struggles to raise her baby boy on the Island.
Status: Other (Deceased)
It is unknown when Goodwin joined the Others. Ben ordered him to infiltrate the tail section survivors of Flight 815. He made a list of the survivors, which the Others used to determine who they would abduct. Ana-Lucia figured out that Goodwin was not on Flight 815 and confronted him about abducting the children. A fight followed, resulting in Goodwin being impaled and killed by Ana.