John Locke sometimes naive and stupid
The writers made Locke a capable and sometimes wise man, especially in the first season or two.
But they gave him some fatal flaws. He was naive at times, and had a bit of a messianic complex much of the time.
Locke was often consumed by the thought that he understood things which others could not grasp. He felt compelled to make them behave as he wanted them to, thinking he knew better than they what was in their best interests. And despite being proven wrong time after time, he never learned. He always felt that this time he knew the answer.
He blew up the communications station, destroying the survivor's chance of communicating with the outside world because he felt that everyone was "meant" to be on the island, so he decided to keep them from leaving.
If I had been Boone that time that Locke knocked him out, leaving a gash on the back of his head, hog-tied him and left him in the jungle, I would have put some knots on that bastard's bald head when I got free.
Last edited by topcat; 04-18-17 at 10:58 PM.