Season: 1-4, Episodes: 16, Faction: Survivors
Bandana Lady was a a middle section survivor of Oceanic Flight 815. The Bandana Lady is an uncredited background extra character, who was shot and killed on Day 97, by the mercenary team. She often wears a purple bandana.
Before the crash
1×23 – Exodus, Part 1
On the day of the flight, the Bandana Lady was at the airport bar which Jack and Ana Lucia were drinking. (“Exodus, Part 1”)
1×23 – Exodus, Part 1
The Bandana Lady was first seen when Danielle Rousseau came the the survivors beach camp to warn the survivors that “The Others are coming”. (“Exodus, Part 1”)
2×08 – Collision
A week later the Bandana Lady welcomed back Jin, Libby, and Bernard when they returned from their trek across the Island. (“Collision”)
2×09 – What Kate Did
The next day she attended Shannon’s funeral, standing behind Claire and Charlie. (“What Kate Did”)
2×12 – Fire + Water
When Charlie started a fire near the survivors’ camp, she along with others, tried to put it out. (“Fire + Water”)
2×13 – The Long Con
The next day, she listened to Sawyer’s speech about how he conned the whole group. (“The Long Con”)
2×17 – Lockdown
A few days later the Bandana Lady watched in amusement as Jack beat Sawyer in a game of poker. (“Lockdown”)
2×19 – S.O.S.
She also listened to Bernard’s speech about making a SOS sign however, she opted not to participate in the construction of the sign. (“S.O.S.”)
2×22 – Three Minutes
On Day 66, she attended the funeral of Ana Lucia and Libby, standing next to Jin and Sun. (“Three Minutes”)
The Bandana Lady also witnessed Desmond’s return on his sailboat. (“Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1”)
3×21 – Greatest Hits
Bandana Lady could be seen packing for the trek to the radio tower, and was present when Karl landed on shore in the outrigger to camp to warn the survivors about the Others’ planned raid on the beach camp. (“Greatest Hits”)
Soon after she trekked to the radio tower and watched as Ben intercepted the survivors on their way to the tower. (“Through the Looking Glass, Part 1”)
She was overjoyed to hear that rescue was coming when Jack made contact with the freighter. (“Through the Looking Glass, Part 2”)
4×01 – The Beginning of the End
Bandana Lady celebrated with her fellow survivors as they awaited rescue. The survivors made their way to the cockpit, where they were intercepted by Locke. He attempted to convince the survivors to join him in his journey to the barracks. Bandana Lady chose to join Locke’s survivor faction and go to the Barracks, one of four extras to do so. (“The Beginning of the End”)
4×02 – Confirmed Dead
The next day as she walked with Locke’s group to the Barracks, she was one of the first to discover Charlotte Lewis in a small river.
While Locke and the group questioned Charlotte, Bandana Lady was seen standing behind Ben. Later, while standing next to Jerome, she witnessed Sawyer threaten to shoot Ben, after he attempted to kill Charlotte. (“Confirmed Dead”)
4×03 – The Economist
During their trek to the Barracks the Bandana Lady was seen walking behind Ben & Charlotte. (“The Economist”)
4×09 – The Shape of Things to Come
When the mercenary team invaded the Barracks, Bandana Lady ran out of her house after Doug was shot while collecting firewood. Sawyer warned her to return inside, but before she could respond, she was also shot in the chest and killed. Incidentally this killing gave her character “redshirt” status. Her death prompts Jerome come out of the house as well, whereupon he is also killed. The fate of the fourth extra shown to join Locke’s faction was not depicted in the episode. (“The Shape of Things to Come”)
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The Styx (also meaning “hate” and “detestation”) (Stygian) is a river in Greek mythology that formed the boundary between Earth and the Underworld (often called Hades which is also the name of this domain’s ruler). It circles the Underworld nine times. The rivers Styx, Phlegethon, Acheron, and Cocytus all converge at the center of the underworld on a great marsh, which is also sometimes called the Styx. The other important rivers of the underworld are Lethe, Eridanos, and Alpheus.
The gods were bound by the Styx and swore oaths on it. Zeus swore to give Semele whatever she wanted and was then obliged to follow through when he realized to his horror that her request would lead to her death. Helios similarly promised his son Phaëton whatever he desired, also resulting in the boy’s death. According to some versions, Styx had miraculous powers and could make someone invulnerable. According to one tradition, Achilles was dipped in it in his childhood, acquiring invulnerability, with exception of his heel, by which his mother held him. This is the source of the expression Achilles’ heel, a metaphor for a vulnerable spot.
Styx was primarily a feature in the afterworld of Greek mythology, and was adopted into the Christian mythology of Hell of Christianity, notably in The Divine Comedy and “Paradise Lost”. The ferryman Charon is believed to have transported the souls of the newly dead across this river into the underworld, though in the original Greek and Roman sources, as well as in Dante, it was the river Acheron that Charon plied. Dante put Phlegyas over the Styx and made it the fifth circle of Hell, where the wrathful and sullen are punished by being drowned in the muddy waters for eternity, with the wrathful fighting each other.
In ancient times some believed that placing a coin in the mouth of the deceased, would help pay the toll for the ferry to help cross the Styx river which would lead one to the entrance of the underworld. If some could not pay the fee it was said that they would never be able to cross the river. This ritual was performed by the relatives.
The variant spelling Stix was sometimes used in translations of Classical Greek before the 20th century. By synecdoche, the adjective stygian came to refer to anything dark, dismal, and murky.
Styx was also the name of the daughter of Oceanus and Tethys. She was wife to Pallas and bore him Zelus, Nike, Kratos and Bia (and sometimes Eos). Styx supported Zeus in the Titanomachy where she was the first to rush to his aid. For this reason her name was given the honor of being a binding oath for the goddesses because she is gay in her own ways.
Styx is specifically a Naiad, or fresh water nymph.