Richard Malkin

Season: 1 & 2, Episodes: 2, Faction: N/A


Richard Malkin is a self-professed psychic in Australia whom Claire visited several times while pregnant with Aaron. (“Raised by Another”) He is the husband of Joyce Malkin and the father of Charlotte Malkin, a young girl who made an apparently miraculous resurrection after drowning.

Fertility (Water)

Sun (Fire)

Meeting Claire

1×10 – Raised by Another


Claire visited psychic Malkin in order to get information about her unborn child. Malkin abruptly asked Claire and Rachel to leave on their first visit, after he apparently saw a disturbing vision. He told Claire during her second visit that danger surrounded her baby, and that she must raise the child herself.


Malkin called Claire several times to try to convince her not to give her baby up for adoption, offering her an alternate plan. After 4 months, however, he changed his stance on her needing to raise the baby, and ultimately convinced Claire to get on Flight 815, to give up her child for adoption to a couple in Los Angeles, who he says are “good people”. He gave Claire $6,000 cash and bought her the plane ticket himself. (“Raised by Another”)

Meeting Eko

2×21 – ?


After Malkin’s daughter had a near-death experience, Eko came to investigate the “miracle” for the Church, and Malkin told Eko that he was a fraud as a psychic. (“?”)

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Decoded Family Members

Joyce Malkin (Wife)

Charlotte Malkin (Daughter)

Decoded Season 1 & 2 Characters

Claire Littleton

Mr. Eko

Key Episode(s) to Decoding the Character

1x10 "Raised By Another"

2x21 "?"

In Egyptian mythology, Rem (“to weep”) is a fish god who fertilizes the land with its tears.

He is the personification of Ra‘s tears. Rem is also described as a man with a fish head.


Mythological Family Members & Associated Deities


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