ON THE ISLAND:
- An advisor to the Others
- Has lived on the island for many years -- the earliest seen in 1954
- Seemingly does not age -- looks the same now as he did in 1954
Not much is known about Richard Alpert other than he has lived on the island for a very long time. He told Locke that Jacob made him the way he is, and that he's seen things on the island he can barely describe. He is influential in finding and selecting the leaders of the Others.