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'Lost' Glossary

Everything you need to know about ''Lost.'' An A to Z guide with everything you need to know about life on the island

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AARON
The infant son of Australian survivor Claire (Emilie de Ravin); was kidnapped by Rousseau in her ill-fated attempt to make a trade with the Others for her own abducted daughter, Alex. A psychic warned Claire — dumped by Aaron's father while she was still pregnant — that ''danger surrounds this baby.''

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BLACK ROCK
Antique ship where the survivors found shackled skeletons in the hold — and nitroglycerin-caked dynamite to blow open the hatch. Inexplicably marooned in the landlocked ''Dark Territory,'' which Rousseau says, like the island itself, is protected by a ''security system'' (one explanation for the monsterlike happenings there).

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COMIC BOOKS
Specifically, Faster Friends, a Spanish-language funny book in which Green Lantern and Flash encounter a polar bear. Soon after Walt (Malcolm David Kelley) flipped through it, a polar bear appeared on the island. Other conspicuous reading: Watership Down, A Wrinkle in Time, The Third Policeman, and The Turn of the Screw.

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DHARMA INITIATIVE
Funded by reclusive munitions mogul Alvar Hanso through his peace-seeking Hanso Foundation, the Dharma Initiative is (or was) an inquiry into human behavior that originated with scientists Gerald and Karen DeGroot. Seeking to establish a ''large-scale communal research compound,'' the DeGroots built at least six research facilities on the island; Station 3 (or ''The Swan''), a bunker located under a hatch in the jungle, was tasked with studying electromagnetism. At some point an ''incident'' occurred, and consequently, a string of numbers must be inputted into a computer inside Station 3 every 108 minutes, or else...well, no one knows. Until recently, Station 3 was manned by Desmond, an acquaintance from Jack's past, who fled after Jack, Locke, and Kate entered the hatch. Are the castaways part of some sick psych experiment? Discuss.

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ENFORCER
The Mafia-style job Jin (Daniel Dae Kim), a lower-class fisherman's son, reluctantly took for Sun's father. Jin entered management training at Mr. Paik's factory as a condition of marrying Sun (Yunjin Kim, pictured with Daniel Dae) but was ''promoted'' to ''special assistant,'' requiring him to beat a government official into submission.

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FATE
Written on Charlie's (Dominic Monaghan) four finger bandages on his left hand. Also a major theme: What brought these people to this island? In Charlie's case: He'd flown to Australia hoping to lure his brother — the lead singer in their band, Drive Shaft — to a reunion.

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