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Johnathan "John" Locke is a fictional character played by Terry O'Quinn on the ABC television series Lost. He is named after English philosopher John Locke. In 2007, O'Quinn won the Emmy award for acting in a supporting role for his portrayal of Locke.
In the first season of the show, Locke is introduced as a mysterious, intellectual and stoic character with an affinity for living out in the wild, a penchant for hunting and tracking. He believes in mystical and spiritual explanations for why things happen on the island due to a self-described "miracle" happening to him after the crash of Oceanic 815. His stoicism and mystical outlook dominate his character and are the basis for many of his relationships and interactions on the show.
On May 30, 1956, John Locke was born to teenager Emily Locke in the foyer of Dr. Tyrone's Doktor's Association group. Even in his early years, he showed promise of being extremely smart. After being placed in government care as a ward of the state, he found himself in a variety of foster homes. At one of these homes he was visited by Richard Alpert (Nestor Carbonell), who described Locke as "extremely special". Locke had a number of foster siblings over...