Here we are, the final day of Round 2. As I said before, the Character Cup WILL continue as normal through the Labor Day weekend. Hopefully our voter turnout isn't affected to badly by the holiday weekend.
With no surprise at all, we congratulate Locke and Desmond (who many thought were paired against each other) for crushing the competition. It doesn't mean that we don't love Penny and Libby, it just means that we love Locke and Desmond that much more. Anywho, they move on, leaving only 2 more spots to fill. These spots will be filled by minor characters, as decided by tonight's matchups.
In matchup #1, we see a man who has appeared on the Island, off the Island, in flashbacks and in realitme taking on a woman who appears to have some control over time and/or destiny. Ethan Rom and Ms. Hawking vie for the title of the most interesting yet freaky minor character.
In matchup #2, the only remaining non-human characters battle for bragging rights. Will Vincent dig a grave for the Smoke Monster, or will Smokey smite the little puppt like the mighty smiter it is?
And be sure to make some nominations for the 'Best in Show' award for Round 2 in the comments section!
Also, just a word to preface Round 3, we will be moving to a 1 matchup per day schedule from here on out, as there will only be 8 matchups next round. That and we want to keep ourselves preoccupied during the hiatus as long as we can, right?
Okay, go vote!
Status: Flashback Character (Alive)
Ms. Hawking is the mysterious owner of the jewelry shop where Desmond attempted to purchase an engagement ring for Penelope. When Desmond offered to purchase the ring, Ms. Hawking told him that he was not supposed to purchase the ring, but that his destiny was instead to go to the Island, push the button and turn the key.
Status: Other (Deceased)
Ethan was one of the Others' doctors and was used to recruit Juliet. When Flight 815 crashed, Ethan was sent by Ben to infiltrate the middle section survivors. He made up a cover story but was found out as an imposter. He abducted Claire and hung Charlie from a tree, leaving him to die. When Claire escaped, Ethan was sent to recover her. He was shot and killed by Charlie during an ambush.
Status: Miscellaneous (Alive/Active)
The Smoke Monster was described by Rousseau as a security system for the Island. It seems to travel around various locations and either chases away or kills people that it deems a threat of some kind. Its composition is unknown, but it appears able to scan a person's thoughts and memories. The blast door map painted by Radzinski referred to it as 'Cerberus.'
Status: Lostie (Alive)
Vincent was originally owned by Brian Porter. When Walt's custody was given over to Michael, Walt was allowed to take Vincent with him. Vincent miraculously survived the crash of Flight 815 and was reunited with Walt. When Walt departed on the raft, Vincent was left in the care of Shannon. Since her death, the Losties have all pitched in to take care of him.