What if your favorite 'Lost' characters were superheroes?
By Matt Bogdanow (Plushgun Matt)
Today we enter an alternate reality where the cast of Lost wakes up to find themselves transformed into comic-book superheroes ...
Jack as Batman
Brooding, condescending, and surprisingly adept at weaponry for his job (doctor/businessman), this reluctant leader has no problem using either his fists or his brains to fight evil. He lives on moral high ground and is constantly pushing himself to the limits in order to do what he thinks is right.
Sawyer as Gambit
This smooth-talking con man from the deep South has a dark past and struggles to keep his demons at bay. Over time, he's become more of a team player, but you never really know what's around the bend.
Kate as Rogue
The on-again, off-again love interest of Sawyer/Gambit, she's always on the run, refusing to talk about her past and often using an alias instead of her real name. She's quick and strong, but has the unfortunate tendency to drain the life out of anything, or anyone, she touches (see Jack, Sawyer).
Sayid as Wolverine
At times a loyal solider, at other times a ruthless vigilante, he has endured unfathomable pain throughout his tragic life. Simply the best there is at what he does, this guy can unleash absolute fury onto his enemies, and you just have to be thankful you're on his good side.
Locke as Professor X
Bald guy in a wheelchair? I couldn't resist.
Sun & Jin as Elektra & Daredevil
One is a silent assassin with some serious daddy issues, and the other is a soft-spoken superhero who's been on both sides of the law. Sure, their relationship has had its ups and downs, and they might've even tried to kill other once or twice, but there's no better match than these two.
Hurley as The Tick
Hey, every show needs some comic relief, right? How can you not love that smile? And who wouldn't watch a Hurley animated spinoff?
Juliet as Jean Grey
It's been years, and yet I still can't figure her out. Good or evil? In love with Jack or Sawyer? Cyclops or Wolverine? At her worst, she's so nice it's disconcerting, while at her best she's kind of a b--ch. Jean Grey came back from the dead as Phoenix. We'll see if Juliet can do the same.
Ben Linus as The Joker
Guided by an incredibly warped and twisted view of the world, he actually believes his actions are justified. Constantly putting his arch nemesis "Jackman" into impossible moral quandaries, he seems to be in control of even the most out-of-control situations. Also a regular visitor of my nightmares.
Richard Alpert as Apocalypse
An ageless character who's been around for centuries, sometimes referred to by his Latin name (Ricardus, En Sabah Nur), this dude might be the most powerful of them all. Often electing to have others do his dirty work (Ben, the Four Horsemen), the only question here is, does he wear eye makeup or is that his real face?
Jacob's Cabin as The Shack
I just still don't feel like we know enough about Jacob to accurately cast him. Instead, let me draw a parallel between Jacob's Cabin and the book The Shack by William P. Young, which, on NYC subway posters, bore the tagline, "Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity." Sounds about right.
Christian Shephard as Magneto
Sometimes just plain evil, other times he's actually the leader of our heroes (seriously, Magneto used to be in charge of the X-Men, look it up). The only constants are that he's incredibly hard on his son, barely acknowledges the existence of his daughter, and thinks he's better than everyone else (which, if you ask me, he is).
Claire as The Invisible Woman
Hey, it would certainly explain where she's been for the last year!
Charlie as Spider-Man
This wise-cracking rock star struggles with the great responsibility that comes with his great power, but while he has his share of missteps along the way, Charlie-Man ultimately fulfills his destiny and saves the world.
Michael as The Punisher
Avenging the evils perpetrated against his family at all costs, his methods often land him on the wrong side of the moral spectrum. Still, he always does what he believes to be right, and no one can question his perseverance.
Vincent as Krypto the Superdog
The likeness is uncanny, isn't it?
Desmond as Nightcrawler
Whether time-traveling or teleporting, he's always the coolest cat in the room, even if we did originally assume he was a bad guy. Also has the best accent of the bunch, and would make the best pirate.
Charles Widmore as Lex Luthor
One bad, bad dude. I just can't imagine any scenario where his actions become justified, no matter how much we learn about his past. He just looks too mean.
Eloise Hawking as Aunt May
Physical similarities abound, and her son gets much more screen time than she does. I think that's about the extent of it, but hey, there just aren't very many old-lady superheroes (or villains).
Daniel Faraday as Iron Man
Really, it's Tony Stark I'd like to compare him to, the brilliant scientist/engineer who gets in way over his head and ultimately has to put his fragile body in harm's way for the sake of his inventions.
Miles as Blade
One talks to the dead, the other kills the undead. He's raised without a father, and as an adult vacillates between doing the bidding of others and falling his true calling as a ... zombie shrink?
Frank Lapidus as The Dude
I dare you to tell me The Dude isn't a superhero. Go ahead, try.
Eko as The Hulk
He tries to lead a simple life, far away from the politics and warfare of his childhood, but when you're that big and strong, eventually you'll have bust out a serious can of whoop-a--.
The Island as The Savage Land
This has been a theory of mine since Season 1 -- that our Losties were actually somehow transported to The Savage Land, a mysterious section of Antarctica that remains prehistoric in modern times and is constantly being visited by the X-Men. It would explain the polar bears, why no one can find them, and even lends itself nicely to the concept of time travel.
Rose and Bernard as Wonder Woman and Superman
Simply the greatest heroes the world has ever known.