Season: 5, Episodes: 4, Faction: DHARMA Initiative
Elmer was an engineer who worked for the DHARMA Initiative.
5×09 – Namaste
Elmer was first seen talking with new DHARMA recruits outside the processing center. During the Ajira survivors arrival at the processing center, he was writing on a clipboard while welcoming new DHARMA recruits. (“Namaste”)
5×10 – He’s Our You
He was present at the meeting where the execution of Sayid was put to a vote. Elmer sat next to Clive (next to the lamp), and along with everyone else in the room voted for Sayid’s execution. (“He’s Our You”)
5×11 – Whatever Happened, Happened
Elmer was moving equipment and being debriefed by Horace in the aftermath of Sayid’s escape during the flaming DHARMA van attack. (“Whatever Happened, Happened”)
5×13 – Some Like It Hoth
He was seen in the background during Roger and Kate’s conversation regarding Ben’s disappearance. (“Some Like It Hoth”)
He may have been killed along with other members of the DHARMA Initiative in the Purge, or he may have left the island sometime between 1977 and The Purge.
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Hyperion was one of the twelve Titan gods of Ancient Greece, the sons and daughters of Gaia (the physical incarnation of Earth) and Uranus (literally meaning ‘the Sky’), which were later supplanted by the Olympians. He was the brother of Cronus. He was also the lord of light, and the Titan of the east. He was referred to in early mythological writings as Helios Hyperion (Ἥλιος Υπερίων), ‘Sun High-one’. But in Homer’s Odyssey, Hesiod’s Theogony and the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, the Sun is once in each work called Hyperionides (περίδής) ‘son of Hyperion’, and Hesiod certainly imagines Hyperion as a separate being in other writings. In later Ancient Greek literature, Hyperion is always distinguished from Helios – the former was ascribed the characteristics of the ‘God of Watchfulness and Wisdom’, while the latter became the physical incarnation of the Sun. Hyperion plays virtually no role in Greek culture and little role in mythology, save in lists of the twelve Titans. Later Greeks intellectualized their myths:
“Of Hyperion we are told that he was the first to understand, by diligent attention and observation, the movement of both the sun and the moon and the other stars, and the seasons as well, in that they are caused by these bodies, and to make these facts known to others; and that for this reason he was called the father of these bodies, since he had begotten, so to speak, the speculation about them and their nature.” —Diodorus Siculus (5.67.1)
There is little to no reference to Hyperion during the Titanomachy, the epic in which the Olympians battle the ruling Titans, or the Gigantomachy, in which Gaia attempts to avenge the Titans by enlisting the aid of the giants (“Γίγαντες”) that were imprisoned in Tartarus to facilitate the overthrow of the Olympians.