Season: 4, Episodes: 5, Faction: Mercenaries
Lacour was a member of the mercenary team sent to the Island aboard the freighter Kahana by Charles Widmore to retrieve Benjamin Linus.
On the Island/freighter (Days 97-100)
4×08 – Meet Kevin Johnson
When the freighter neared the Island, Lacour, with the rest of the team, travelled to it on a helicopter piloted by Frank Lapidus. The team killed Karl and Rousseau and kidnapped Alex. (“Meet Kevin Johnson”)
4×09 – The Shape of Things to Come
Lacour traveled with the mercenaries to the sonar fence, which was deactivated by Alex. They then invaded the Barracks, killing Doug, a blonde woman, and Jerome. Lacour and the other mercenaries then looked on as Keamy and Ben negotiated over Alex, which ended in Alex’s death. Later that night, Ben summoned the Monster to attack the mercenaries in the jungle near the Barracks. Lacour, along with the other mercenaries, fell back from the Barracks as the Monster attacked them. (“The Shape of Things to Come”)
4×10 – Something Nice Back Home
Later, the mercenaries began to head to the helicopter when they were met by Frank, who convinced them to leave as soon as possible. Keamy handed Lacour a first aid kit, and Lacour began to tend to Mayhew’s wounds. The mercenaries continued on to the helicopter and headed back to the freighter. (“Something Nice Back Home”)
4×11 – Cabin Fever
Upon the return of the helicopter to the freighter, Lacour helped unload the injured Mayhew. He was also present when Keamy and Captain Gault had a showdown on the freighter and witnessed the death of the captain. (“Cabin Fever”)
Back on the Island, Lacour patrolled the Orchid station along with Keamy and the other mercenaries, holding a gun to Ben as he surrendered himself. (“There’s No Place Like Home, Part 1”)
Along with the other mercenaries, Lacour escorted Ben back to the helicopter. When the mercenaries arrived to the helicopter, Keamy ordered Lacour into the jungle to be on the lookout for Others, but Lacour was snared by the legs by an Other and tripped. Lacour fell backwards, his automatic rifle firing into the air. He was presumably killed along with the other mercenaries in the skirmish that followed. (“There’s No Place Like Home, Part 2”)
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The name “Lacour” refers to Matt Lacour, Head Varsity baseball coach at Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles, CA.
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Greeks of the sixth century BC, who had established colonies along the coast, located Antaeus in the interior desert of Libya.
He would challenge all passers-by to wrestling matches, kill them, and collect their skulls, so that he might one day build out of them a temple to his father Poseidon. He was indefatigably strong as long as he remained in contact with the ground (his mother earth), but once lifted into the air he became as weak as other men. Heracles, finding that he could not beat Antaeus by throwing him to the ground as he would regain his strength and be fortified, discovered the secret of his power and, holding Antaeus aloft, crushed him in a bearhug. The story of Antaeus has been used as a symbol of the spiritual strength which accrues when one rests one’s faith on the immediate fact of things. The struggle between Antaeus and Heracles is a favorite subject in ancient and Renaissance sculpture.
Mythological Family Members & Associated Deities
Cronus secured his power by re-imprisoning or refusing to free his siblings, the Hecatonchires and Cyclopes, and his (newly-created) siblings the Giants in Tartarus. Afterwards, Cronus and his Titans lost the battle to his son Zeus.
Gaia, incensed by the imprisonment of the Titans in Tartarus by the Olympians, incited the Giants to rise up in arms against them, end their reign, and restore the Titans’ rule. Led on by Alcyoneus and Porphyrion, they tested the strength of the Olympians in what is known as the Gigantomachia or Gigantomachy. The Giants Otus and Ephialtes hoped to reach the top of Mount Olympus by stacking the mountain ranges of Thessaly, Pelion, and Ossa, on top of each other.
The Olympians called upon the aid of Heracles after a prophecy warned them that he was required to defeat the Giants. Athena, instructed by Zeus, sought out Heracles and requested his aid in the battle. Heracles responded to Athena’s request by shooting an arrow dipped in the poisonous blood of the dreaded Hydra at Alcyoneus, which made the Giant fall to the earth. However, the Giant was immortal so long as he remained in Pallene. Athena advised Heracles to drag Alcyoneus outside Pallene to make the Giant susceptible to death. Once outside Pallene, he was beaten to death by Heracles. Heracles slew not only Alcyoneus, but dealt the death blow to the Giants who had been wounded by the Olympians. The Giants who died by the hero’s hands were Alcyoneus, Damysos, Ephialtes, Leon, Peloreus, Porphyrion and Theodamas, giving Heracles the most kills of the Gigantomachy.
The Olympians fought the Giants with the Moirae aiding them before the aforementioned prophecy was made, meaning the Giants would have overcome the combined efforts of both Olympus and the Sisters of Fate had Heracles not fought.
“Power is latent violence, which must have been manifested at least in some mythological once-upon-a-time. Superiority is guaranteed only by defeated inferiors,” Walter Burkert remarked of the Gigantomachy.
This battle parallels the Titanomachy, a fierce struggle between the upstart Olympians and their older predecessors, the Titans (who lost the battle). In the Gigantomachy, however, the Olympians were already in power when the Giants rose to challenge them. With the aid of their powerful weapons, the Moirae and Heracles, the Olympians defeated the Giants and quelled the rebellion, confirming their reign over the earth, sea, and heaven, and confining the Giants into Tartarus. The only Giant not slain in the conflict was Aristaios, who was turned into a dung beetle by Gaia so the Giant might be safe from the wrath of the Olympians.
Whether the Gigantomachy was interpreted in ancient times as a kind of indirect “revenge of the Titans” upon the Olympians — as the Giants’ reign would have been in some fashion a restoration of the age of the Titans — is not attested in any of the few literary references. Later Hellenistic poets and Latin ones tended to blur Titans and Giants.
According to the Greeks, the Giants were buried by the gods beneath the earth, where their writhing caused volcanic activity and earthquakes.
In iconic representations the Gigantomachy was a favorite theme of the Greek vase-painters of the 5th century BC.
More impressive depictions of the Gigantomachy can be found in classical sculptural relief, such as the great altar of Pergamon, where the serpent-legged giants are locked in battle with a host of gods, or in Antiquity at the Temple of Olympian Zeus at Acragas.