He is evidently not who he portrays himself to be. In the Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute, he tells Hurley that he is a lawyer for Oceanic Airlines. In the hospital, where Locke is undergoing rehabilitation for his spinal injury, Abaddon appears to be working there as a orderly. And of course, we first saw him when he was recruiting Charlotte, Daniel, Miles and Frank as one of the freighter teams.
In the episode “Cabin Fever,” we see Locke, as a child, being tested by Richard Alpert. The child Locke is asked to pick one of a number of different items. Locke is attracted to a knife, which upsets Richard and it is apparent that Richard feels Locke is not ready for whatever purpose he is to serve for Richard (or in turn, the Island). It is possible that if Locke had chosen the correct item, then Richard would have evidentially manage to spirit young Locke off to the Island, to be groomed as a future leader and protector of the Island.
In the rehab facility, Abaddon suggests to the injured Locke that he should consider embarking on a walkabout, a test of survival in the Australian outback. And we know that sometime in the future, Locke did arrange to fly to
Was Abaddon trying to place Locke on the Island, knowing that he would start a series of events that would possibly reveal the
Or was this a needed effort so Locke would end up on the Island, conquer whatever demons haunted him, and become the new leader and protector of the
I don’t think Abaddon is in league with Widmore or the Others. I feel we have been introduced to a third party who interest lies with the total destruction of the
In Greek, his last name translates to “destruction” or “the destroyer.” I don’t think the writers just unwittingly choose this name for the character. Widmore wants to abuse the Islands powers for selfish purposes, the Others want to protect the