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Why Locke Is the Most Tragic Character in 'Lost' History

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Great heroes often come with tragic backstories, but few origin stories are quite as sad as that of Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 passenger John Locke. Unfortunately, the story didn't get much less tragic over six seasons of Lost. In case you've forgotten in the nine years since the show wrapped up, here's every horrible misfortune that befell Locke (in any timeline).

Locke nearly died at birth.

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John couldn't catch a break pretty much since he left the womb. His mom was a pregnant teen in a bad accident that caused her to go into labor prematurely on May 30, 1956. Against all odds, John pulled through, but his biological mother, Emily, decided she wasn't up to the responsibility and gave him up to the state.