Talk about a carefully chosen name. There is a huge connection here with the New Testament of the Bible, the name of the episode and the infamous, and perhaps nefarious, Matthew Abaddon. In the New Testament, the beginning of the end times was just after Christ died. The first book that records the death of Jesus in the New Testament is Matthew (hmmm). The final book of the New Testament, which is a vision of the end of all things, is Revelation, and this is where we find the angel, Abaddon. So, let’s talk about the angel Abaddon.
Bear in mind, this theory will only hold true if the writers decide to use the accurate scriptural portrayal of this angel. First things first, Abaddon is an angel, not a demon. And this angel is unleashed by God to wreak havoc on those who have rejected him. And boy is this thing ugly. Its Greek name, Apollyon, means destroyer. It came to bring destruction, misery and torment. And I feel that Mr. Abaddon is an agent of the same destruction in the lives of our island friends. Now here comes the twist. I believe that Mr. Abaddon is an agent of the island, punishing the Oceanic 6 for leaving. If the island be a metaphoric depiction of God, then it makes sense that it would send Abaddon to torment those who’ve seen it and rejected it. And, now, after meeting Matthew, Hurley gets the overbearing sense that the island will stop at nothing to bring them back. Interestingly, Jack still rejects the thought, as many non-believers in Revelation do even after Abaddon brings his locust-like minions to go on a seriously terrifying killing spree. Then it should be no surprise that Jack has to go through hell to figure out that Hurley‘s right. The island really does want them back.
Theory #2 and our most likely option:
But, alas, after more careful thought and after viewing “Confirmed Dead,” I now believe that the writers are going the route of simply using the meaning of the name Abaddon or the belief that many hold that said angel is actually the anti-Christ. If this be the case, then I believe we have finally been introduced to the real villain of the story, Matthew Abaddon, the one who wants to destroy the island, the beginning of the end.