Season: 2-3, Episodes: 9, Faction: The Others
Matthew was an Other who seemed to have some medical experience.
2×22 – Three Minutes
Matthew was first seen when he was a member of the party that captured Michael and brought him to the Decoy village. (“Three Minutes”)
He was also with the party that brought Michael to the Pala Ferry. (“Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1”)
3×02 – The Glass Ballerina
Later, Matthew was part of Colleen’s strike team which was sent by Ben to capture the survivors’ sailboat. (“The Glass Ballerina”)
3×04 – Every Man for Himself
With the assistance of Jason, he administered an injection into Sawyer’s chest in the Hydra operation room. Later, he and Jason accompanied Ben and Sawyer on their journey to the Hydra Island Lookout. (“Every Man for Himself”)
3×06 – I Do
Matthew was one of the Others who was hit by a rock from Alex’s slingshot the day she stormed the work camp. (“I Do”)
3×15 – Left Behind
Matthew was a part of the group Kate watched donning gas masks while preparing to leave the Barracks, and later appeared at the second camp. (“Left Behind”)
Associated DHARMA Stations
Decoded Season 1 Characters
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Key Episode(s) to Decoding the Character
Kherty, who is generally depicted in the form of a ram or ram-headed man, is also depicted in later times as a lion. Kherty is associated with Osiris in a passage from the Pyramid Texts (utterance 264) belonging to a genre of spells in which Osiris is conceived as a threat to the deceased king, who affirms that “He [Re or Horakhty; both are mentioned but not equated] has saved me from Kherty, he will never give me to Osiris, for I have not died the death.” A ritual operator, identifying himself with Horus, affirms to the deceased king in utterance 665 that “I have saved you from Kherty who lives on the hearts of men,” while in utterance 667A, the ritual operator similarly says of the deceased king that “I have begged him from Kherty and I will never give him to Osiris.” PT utterance 264 is one of a genre of spells which concern crossing the sky to the horizon on reed-floats. In utterance 300, by contrast, “Kherty of Nezat” is the ferryman of a bark made by Khnum which the deceased king calls for in the name of Sokar. Since Khnum is known for shaping the body, the ferry-boat of utterance 300 and the reed-floats of 264 could be taken to refer to different netherworld ‘vehicles’ of the deceased, the former more corporeal and chthonic relative to the latter. In utterance 334, Kherty and Shesmu are juxtaposed, the deceased king affirming, “I have traversed Pe as Kherty who presides over Nezat, I have crossed Kenmut as Shesmu who is in his oil-press bark.” Kherty is a protector of the tomb in utterance 534. One of the centers of Kherty’s worship was apparently Khem (Greek Letopolis); in utterance 580, which concerns dividing up a sacrificial ox among a number of Gods, Kherty and fellow Letopolitan Khenty-irty share the shanks of the ox. In utterance 581, the deceased is urged to “go after your spirit in order to catch the winds like the hand of Kherty who is pre-eminent in Nezat.”
Kherty was a ram god with a dual nature of hostility and protection. From Kherty the king has to be protected by no less a deity than Re. However, Kherty, as his name which means “Lower One” indicates, is an earth-god and so can act as the guardian of the royal tomb. The king’s power over the winds is likened to the grasp of Kherty’s hand.
In the Old Kingdom Kherty is eminent enough to figure as a partner of Osiris and his ram form leads naturally to a relationship with Khnum. Kherty’s major cult center appears to have been at Letopolis, northwest of Memphis.