If you had to pick your favorite character on Lost, who would it be? We know: You’re a fan of the soon-to-end ABC epic drama, and that is a HARD question because all the characters are so awesome, and so different. But seriously, if you were stuck in a sinking submarine or subterranean hatch, and the only way you could escape was to — yeah, whatever, we’re not going to go there. Here’s our low-budge personality test based on which castaway you prefer!
If you like …
- Jack Shepard (Matthew Fox): You are an Alpha male or female who likes to be right. A natural-born leader, you have high morals, stick to your guns and value rational thought over silly things that have no basis in fact. You are Type A and constantly seek to fix problems; when you can’t make sense of something, and more questions arise than answers, you become easily frustrated. This is where you shine — getting worked up, you are motivated to do your best work and you are ON. But underneath the cool, levelheaded exterior lies a tortured soul with all kinds of daddy issues.
- James “Sawyer” Ford (Josh Holloway): You value rugged outsiders and bad boys with hidden tender hearts. You are most likely female, and you especially dig last season’s ’70s throwback episodes where Sawyer sports a Dharma jumpsuit like he owns the joint (which he did, until Jack showed up). You probably also like Friday Night Lights’ Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch). You desire adventure, danger and hot cage sex.
- Kate Austen (Evangeline Lilly): You appreciate natural beauty and outdoorsy women who know their way around a gun. Maybe you have a checkered past and want to turn over a new leaf. You want others to take you for who you ARE and not what you did. Being stereotyped as a bad egg has its ups and downs: People recognize you as a badass, and trust you to have their back in a shoout, but they might not always have faith in you on a personal level. This sometimes gives you a chip on your shoulder. If Angelina Jolie watches Lost, then she is likely a Kate fan.
- John Locke (Terry O’Quinn): You HATE Bad Locke, who shall not be confused with our Original Man Of Faith — whose body was snatched by the evil Man In Black, also known as the Smoke Monster. But if you love Good Locke, as many fans do, then you prefer to root for the scrappy underdog over the Alpha male. Even if you are not religious, you are likely very spiritual and have a strong faith; you believe that the mind, body and soul are all connected, and that everything happens for a reason. You constantly seek to improve yourself and reach a higher plane of understanding. As a result, others might not understand YOU and might be turned off by your wild philosophies. But on the positive side, you have loads of charisma and a magnetic pull over people — maybe you are pastor or holistic practitioner or Yoga guru.
- Desmond Hume (Henry Ian Cusick): You are a diehard romantic. You think love and spirituality are connected, and that there is a “soulmate” for everyone. This can make you seem crazy, but deep down, you realize that relationships — and romance — are what really matter in this world. Eff the haters! You have a strong sense of self, which, combined with a wry soulfulness, makes you very attractive to other people. This is why many females (including yours truly) like Desmond the best — because he is handsome man with a Scottish accent and he would be a perfect life partner because of his emo-lover zeal and awesome crazypants hair. If he weren’t so hot, he might be creepy though.
- Hugo “Hurley” Reyes (Jorge Garcia): You are a normal human being and a gentle soul with no hidden agenda (besides stockpiling food, possibly). Everyone’s BFF, people come to you for companionship and perspective: With all these EGOS clashing everywhere and fighting for attention and power, it’s refreshing to be around someone like you who lifts spirits and brings stuff down to reality. In this way, you are a quiet leader — while you may be insecure about your physical appearance, your emotional intelligence should not be underestimated. And it does not go unnoticed. If you like Hurley, you are probably also a comic-book geek with Lost posters pasted on your bedroom walls and two tickets to paradise: this summer’s Comic Con.
- Dr. Juliet Burke (Elizabeth Mitchell): Her death is still too painful to discuss, so we won’t go there. What we DO know is that she’ll be back for the upcoming series finale. Rejoice! Juliet fans — and they are legion — worship her quiet strength, mysterious grace and way she sacrificed her life so Sawyer (and her island-mates at large) could survive. She is a hero, plain and simple. If you see yourself in her, excluding maybe the hero part, then you are sometimes difficult to read and slow to warm up to people for fear of getting hurt. Once you do let your guard down, and all your complicated colors are exposed, then your true beauty shines through.
- Dr. Daniel Faraday (Jeremy Davies), Miles Straume (Ken Leung): You are smarter than everyone else and exasperated because of it. Maybe you helped invent Foursquare. You are an Alpha nerd, the quintessential Lost fan who mulls over the minutiae of the show and spends hours on the message boards debating quantum physics and Jacob’s existence. People come to you when they have Lost-related questions or require your impressive brain power for some reason or another. If they need to vent about their personal lives, however, they’ll go to a “Hurley type” instead of you.
- Ben Linus (Michael Emerson): You either value very good acting or you are a creep-ass weirdo.
So dear readers, are you a Jack, Locke or Juliet? Are we spot on or way way off?