Christmas Hangman – Solved

Update: 22:30 Here is my sources comments on the spoilers.

Dark,

You provided an excellent analysis of the hangman, but wanted to offer up a few of my thoughts since this is my simpulan one and my last time really interacting with your readers.

First of all, congrats to all of you for solving so quickly. To address the people confused by the names used… it’s to make it challenging and more accessible to those familiar with the show (obscure names and all). Those who think using full/mixed names is cheating, you can use puzzle-solving websites to help you, so I think we’re even. A hangman that’s easy to solve in a day with only one letter isn’t much for for either of us. You were able beat the Christmas hangman before Christmas, so it’s clear you can handle it.

A CHESS GAME IS AN APT ANALOGY AS WHITE AND BLACK MANIPULATE THE PAWNS. THE EYELINED ONE IS TORN, AS “SAMUEL” AIDS HIM, BUT FOR A PRICE.

The hangman offers up some specific things, but I also wanted it to highlight larger events and themes, not only of the season, but the series. The representation of light and dark were always meant to be part of the series, and become actual characters that represent the sides, but in the first line, the names Jacob or MIB aren’t used because they aren’t the only ones being referred to by “white” and “black.”

The chess game is a nod to the Spanish trailer for season 6, but also to the importance of games in the series. Lots of games have been referenced throughout the series. Games must have players from different sides. And if one side has won, then the other side has…

ALDO, DOGEN, MARTIN, LENNON, AND OMAR ARE NOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD. SOME FALL TO A TRAINED SOLDIER WHILE OTHERS DISCOVER THEIR DARK SIDES FOR THE FIRST TIME. OTHERS THOUGHT GONE REAPPEAR, INCLUDING AN ATTENDANT AND TWO YOUNGSTERS.

Kudos to those who got the reference to Sayid from season 1. Dark sides being discovered doesn’t just refer to taking a life or two… it also refers to the overall sides people join.

DISCOVERIES ARE MADE. JONATHAN ACCOMPANIED BY JIM FORD READ THE CRUCIAL WRITING ON THE WALL, LITERALLY. THE LATTER FROM ABOVE STUMBLES ONTO A MACABRE PILE, “KENDALL” AND A TRAP SPRUNG SEVERAL TIMES.

Jonathan = Locke. I know, I know… but you figured it out.

LANDING BRINGS MIXED BLESSINGS. CHRISTIAN’S A GRANDFATHER, A CHANCE ROMANTIC DATE ISN’T REALLY BY CHANCE AT ALL, AND ALTHOUGH MANY OLD FRIENDS CROSS PATHS, NORWOOD IS NOT TO BE A LOCKE NOR JAZEEM A JARRAH.

It was my fault with the Christian being a grandfather thing. Originally, it read “Christian’s a grandfather…. again” Somehow, the “…again” part was swept away by accident and it wasn’t realized until after it was solved.

AND SOMEWHERE, LITTLETON KILLS KATE…

The first letters revealed were selected in order to highlight this section and make people speculate rampantly before other letters were released. I know it was cruel, but isn’t rampant speculation between episodes what this show is all about?

ALMOST. BUT WHOSE SIDE IS ANYONE REALLY ON?

Picking sides is obviously a clear theme throughout the recent seasons, but is especially important this season. Also… this has multiple meanings. I’ll end with this: A side can refer to a team/group, but it can also refer to an actual area divided by something. What’s something that can divide land on the island?

Glad people had fun. Happy nondenominational holiday to all.

P.S. There are several other references buried in here somewhere that’ll make a lot more sense once season six has aired. I suggest rereading this after. Also, Hurley is the best character in the series.

Source: Christmas Hangman quite so quickly. We had this planned for at least up the 30th Dec!

My contact was extremely impressed. Matt – Wow very Impressed with his work, also congrats to Lance, Lisa, tdciago, thinker, robert, lost_nn_found, sawyers, spath, memento, labradorer, Fortes,methosrocks and many others. The actual person who got the correct combination was Memento with this entry.

A CHESS GAME IS AN APT ANALOGY AS WHITE AND BLACK MANIPULATE THE PAWNS. THE EYELINED ONE IS TORN, AS “SAMUEL” AIDS HIM, BUT FOR A PRICE.
ALDO, DOGEN, MARTIN, LENNON, AND OMAR ARE NOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD. SOME FALL TO A TRAINED SOLDIER WHILE OTHERS DISCOVER THEIR DARK SIDES FOR THE FIRST TIME. OTHERS THOUGHT GONE REAPPEAR, INCLUDING AN ATTENDANT AND TWO YOUNGSTERS.
DISCOVERIES ARE MADE. JONATHAN ACCOMPANIED BY JIM FORD READ THE CRUCIAL WRITING ON THE WALL, LITERALLY. THE LATTER FROM ABOVE STUMBLES ONTO A MACABRE PILE, “KENDALL” AND A TRAP SPRUNG SEVERAL TIMES.
LANDING BRINGS MIXED BLESSINGS. CHRISTIAN’S A GRANDFATHER, A CHANCE ROMANTIC DATE ISN’T REALLY BY CHANCE AT ALL, AND ALTHOUGH MANY OLD FRIENDS CROSS PATHS, NORWOOD IS NOT TO BE A LOCKE NOR JAZEEM A JARRAH.
AND SOMEWHERE, LITTLETON KILLS KATE…
ALMOST. BUT WHOSE SIDE IS ANYONE REALLY ON?

Now that we have this lets deconstruct this a little with what we know along with some of my own speculation and thoughts, based on what I know. My source may also drop a little update later.

Let us know in the comments your thoughts on these spoilers.

A CHESS GAME IS AN APT ANALOGY AS WHITE AND BLACK MANIPULATE THE PAWNS
As we suspect Lost’s overall story is about that of Jacob and MIB and their “game”. Our Losties are the pawns. Who and what Jacob/MIB are is another story.

THE EYELINED ONE IS TORN, AS “SAMUEL” AIDS HIM, BUT FOR A PRICE
Well, “Samuel” was name of on the casting call for MIB. I can assume that this spoiler relates to Alperts Episode, Ab Aeterno. We can make the assumption that Alpert was on the black rock and perhaps MIB gave him his “immortality” in return for something.

ALDO, DOGEN, MARTIN, LENNON, AND OMAR ARE NOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD
I think this one is self-explanatory and we should not expect them to be around much 🙂

SOME FALL TO A TRAINED SOLDIER WHILE OTHERS DISCOVER THEIR DARK SIDES FOR THE FIRST TIME.
We can assume from this that the trained soldier is Sayid who takes out a number of these characters. The others killed by some of our Losties?

OTHERS THOUGHT GONE REAPPEAR, INCLUDING AN ATTENDANT AND TWO YOUNGSTERS.
I think we all know this relates to Cindy, Zach and Emma.

DISCOVERIES ARE MADE. JONATHAN ACCOMPANIED BY JIM FORD READ THE CRUCIAL WRITING ON THE WALL, LITERALLY.
Not entirely sure on this one myself. It could relate to the other spoilers we have had about some of our Losties having “numbers” attached to them. So it looks like Locke and Sawyer discover this writing.

THE LATTER FROM ABOVE STUMBLES ONTO A MACABRE PILE, “KENDALL” AND A TRAP SPRUNG SEVERAL TIMES.
Sawyer discovering a pile of dead bodies? Sawyer gets caught in a Rousseau like net perhaps?

LANDING BRINGS MIXED BLESSINGS
As we all suspect, their lives in the ALT timeline will not as happy as they had hoped for.

CHRISTIAN’S A GRANDFATHER, A CHANCE ROMANTIC DATE ISN’T REALLY BY CHANCE AT ALL, AND ALTHOUGH MANY OLD FRIENDS CROSS PATHS, NORWOOD IS NOT TO BE A LOCKE NOR JAZEEM A JARRAH.
The big one here is knowing that Jack is actually a father, this I am confirming for you. Who is the mother? Kate/Sarah/Juliet/Someone else? The romantic date is confirmation of the Sawyer/Charlotte storyline that we’ve previously reported, as well as the appearance of Nadia and Helen.

AND SOMEWHERE, LITTLETON KILLS KATE…
ALMOST. BUT WHOSE SIDE IS ANYONE REALLY ON

Looks like Claire will be going all Rambo on Kate at some point, but why and when is another story.