With the final episode of LOST happening Sunday night, I have decided to compare Lost characters with athletes. The show, which will go down as one of the best television shows in history, is one show that leaves so many questions unanswered. So this is where I answer a big question: which athlete are the characters most similar to?
Jack Shephard is the main character of LOST. He is the leader, the man who always tries to fix something or someone. In other words, if the game was on the line, this would be your clutch guy.
And who better than MJ, the king of clutch? Like Jack, MJ was the leader of his group and was depended upon to make thing happen. He was also reliable, smart, and talented.
Now, Kate looked far different than this on the island. Known for her trouble with the law, leadership skills, and ability to run in forests, she seems like the typical athlete.
Let's see. A-Rod got in trouble with the law, but like Kate, told the truth, and is still worshiped by many. He also has the looks like Kate, and has great talent. And A-Rod, like Kate is to Jack, is a secondary leader. But a much needed one at that. Like Kate, A-Rod has become bad-guy gone good. For now at least.
Sawyer may seem tough on the outside, but deep down, he's got a soft side. And a funny side. And a sly side. A man of many sides!
First off, he changed his last name to Chad Ochocinco, which may be a better nickname than Sawyer. And even though he may seem wild and crazy, he has a charitable side.
We're talking about the original John Locke here, not the body of John Locke possessed by the Man In Black. The original John Locke was a man of faith, not science. He was a hunter, and refused to be told that he couldn't do something.
No one tells Shaq what he can't do. And like Locke, Shaq's got a sly, funny side to him. And they both have a lot of power.
Good 'ol lovable Hurley. Underestimated, but ever so important to the group. You can always count on Hurley for humor, even if he doesn't mean to be funny most of the time.
Like Hurley, Barkley is funny and a tad overweight. But he is in the Hall-of-Fame, which means he has accomplished a lot, just as Hurley has survived on the island.
These people are really hard to recognize when they look like they live in the real world and not the nasty island. Here we have Sun, who is kind yet powerful. She is a follower but utilizes her power when the time is right.
I apologize for comparing women to men, but these comparisons are about characteristics, not looks. Havlicek (far left in the picture) ended up being a Hall-of-Famer, but was often overshadowed by Bill Russell. Being the important athlete that the team needed, he was always there. And he came up big when he made his famous steal. He rose to the occasion, much as Sun does when she has to.
Jin began the show as an overbearing man, but ended up being kind. And he learned English in the process.
Like Jin, Agassi was a hothead at the beginning of his career. But he came around, and ended up being a great person. And he was always good at tennis, a constant in the tennis world, much like Jin is a constant fighter on the island.
Sayid was in the military, and a torturer nonetheless. He brings that background to the island and is always very knowledgeable. He ends up being a good guy.
Warner is serious and has been through a lot in his life. But he is also appreciative. He is a great leader and understands the details of the game. Like Sayid, Warner has great instinct.
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