Kelvin Inman

{{Infobox Character
=Kelvin Inman
=Kelvin "Joe" Inman
=22 September 2004
=Killed by Desmond Hume
=...working with the DHARMA Initiative
=United States in Lost= Swan station Operator, DHARMA Initiative
Agent, United States WikipediaDefense Intelligence Agency=He drove Sayid Jarrah to being a torturer.
He was partners with Desmond Hume in the Swan. =Clancy Brown =Character appearances}} '''Kelvin Joe Inman''' was a member of the Military.S. Army and later the DHARMA Initiative. He manned the Swan station after his arrival on the island, originally with his partner Stuart Radzinsky, by himself for a time, and later with Desmond Hume. ==Before arriving on the Island== {{I=auto-kelvin1.jpg=200=left=Kelvin Inman and Sam Austen prepare to release Sayid {{crossref}}}} Before Kelvin arrived on the Island he was involved with the U.S. military in the Gulf War. During the war, he was Character connections with Sam Austen, Kate Austen's stepfather, and manipulated Sayid Jarrah, forcing him to act as a Character languages and torture Iraqi prisoners for information (although later Kelvin revealed that he can speak Arabic himself). After the war ended, Inman transferred a handcuffed Sayid to a deserted area and gave him money, including "bus fare" back to Ramadi. Addressing Sayid's disapproval of the torture methods he forced him to use, he told him in Arabic that it would come in handy in the future, then released him. {{crossref}} Kelvin later told Desmond Hume that he had been a spy for ten years but left "...because men followed my orders." {{crossref}} {{I=2X14-JoeInman.jpg=right=200=Joe Inman introduces himself to Sayid Jarrah.}} He was later recruited by the DHARMA Initiative, possibly before the Purge, which presumably brought him to the Island. {{Crossref/January 29, 2009}} ==On the Island== Due to his service in The Gulf War Kelvin probably joined the DHARMA Initiative sometime between 1991 and December of 1992. Determining the exact time of his arrival is extremely problematic owing to the uncertainty regarding the date of the Purge. It is unknown exactly how Kelvin came to the Island. He became the operator of the Swan research station with his partner, Stuart Radzinsky. According to Kelvin, Radzinsky committed suicide by putting a shotgun in his mouth and firing it, leaving a blood stain on the ceiling. Kelvin later buried him in between pushing the button. Kelvin and Radzinsky were the only known survivors of the Purge that hadn't defected to The Others. {{I=2x23 AreYouHim.jpg=200=left=Kelvin welcomes Desmond Hume to the Island with a question. {{crossref}}}} When Desmond's Sailboat ("Elizabeth"), Kelvin was on the beach and rescued him. He asked Desmond the snowman joke, and ''"Are you him?"''. When Kelvin realized that Desmond was not the man he expected, he showed him the station's Swan Orientation Film, and enlisted him as his partner to push the button in the Swan. {{I=2x23 Kelvin'sEnd.jpg=200=right=An enraged Desmond accidentally kills Kelvin. {{crossref}}}} Kelvin continued working on the blast door map after Radzinsky died. This map was meant to plot the locations of the other DHARMA stations on the Island. Kelvin also told Desmond about the Fail-safe key. {{crossref}} Kelvin planned to escape the Island by secretly repairing the sailboat ''Sailboat ("Elizabeth")'', under the guise of investigating the Island. He always donned a HAZMAT suit when he left the hatch. On September 22, 2004, as Kelvin went to repair the boat, Desmond noticed that his suit was damaged. He followed Kelvin and watched him take it off outside the hatch. Desmond continued following him until Kelvin confronted him at the cove. He asked Desmond to join him, but Desmond refused. He attacked Kelvin, and accidentally Life and death him by slamming his head against the rocks. Desmond then pulled Kelvin's Fail-safe Keys and left to go push the button, leaving Kelvin's body behind on the rocks. {{crossref}} ==Post-Death== Kelvin's surname was listed on the Lighthouse as one of Jacob's Candidates. His number was 62. ==Trivia== '''Name''' * His name was listed as "Joe Inman" in the script for "One of Them", despite never being used in the dialogue for that episode. This was done on purpose because TV Guide has a tendency to name characters even when they aren't referred to by name in the actual episode. If the name "Kelvin" had come up, fans would have instantly tied him to the "Kelvin" Desmond mentioned in "Orientation." His full name, thus, is "Kelvin Joe Inman." {{crossref/May 26, 2006}} * ''Kelvin'' is of English origin, and its meaning is "of the River Clyde." It is also a unit of measure for extremely intense heat, as that of a star. * His name may be a reference to http// Lord Kelvin, an Irish physicist, following the convention of characters named after famous scientists, e.g. Daniel Faraday and George Minkowski. * W. P. Inman is the protagonist of the Charles Frazier novel, http// ''Cold Mountain.'' Inman is a Confederate deserter during the American Civil War, whose journey home mirrors that of Homer's ''The Odyssey.'' * His name is similar to http// Bobby Ray Inman, who was Vice Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 1976-1977 (Bobby Inman was also Director of Naval Intelligence prior to being Vice Director of the DIA, and following the DIA he was director of the National Security Agency and Deputy Director of the CIA). This accords with Kelvin Inman's relationship with the DIA and his claim of being a spy. * His name is also similar to the British surgeon http// Thomas Inman, who established one of the first theories about the origin of the Ankh symbol in 1869. * Kris Kelvin is the main character in Stanisław Lem's novel http// Solaris, which has an alien planet and a human research station on it, that, respectively, bear some similarities to the Island and to the Swan station (Kris Kelvin's role in the novel as an outsider coming to the Solaris station parallels Desmond more than Kelvin Inman). * The Name "Kelvin" is frequently used by J.J. Abrams in his works as a reference to his grandfather, Henry Kelvin. **In ''Fringe'', there is a project called "Kelvin Genetics". In ''Alcatraz's'' first episode, there is a boat named "Warden Kelvin". In ''Mission Impossible 3'', there is a letter addressed to H. Kelvin. The ''Star Trek'' movie directed by Abrams and produced by Damon Lindelof had a Starfleet ship called Kelvin. *Out of the main characters, he has only met Sayid Jarrah and Desmond Hume. '''Other''' * Producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse confirmed on the Season 3 Blu-ray special feature "Access Granted" that Desmond did indeed kill Kelvin. * He was singing the former Ardulfurataini Watan in a drunk state while telling Desmond about the fail-safe system. * He wore a wedding band during his involvement in Operation Desert Storm, but did not appear to wear one while on the Island. * The Kelvin scale is a thermodynamic (absolute) temperature scale where absolute zero, the theoretical absence of all thermal energy, is zero (0 K). * Kelvin was killed in a similar manner as the Doctor (Ab Aeterno)(accidentally, hit back of head, bled out, culprit took something from the victim and sprinted away from the scene of the crime). * Kelvin's final appearance in {{ep}} was made entirely from archive footage. *Witnesses of death Desmond Hume *Social security number 567-59-2383 *He was a Catholic. *Last words "Oh, come on!" ==Behind the scenes== *In the March 20, 2007 Official Lost Podcast, Carlton Cuse said he did not believe that the Others knew about the Swan station; however, he acknowledged that the Others might have observed the Swan through the monitors in the Pearl. Therefore, Radzinsky and Kelvin were not killed during the Purge along with the rest of the DHARMA Initiative. ==Unanswered questions== {{NavMinor-Unanswered}} * What happened to his corpse? Did the Others or the Man in Black take it, or did it stay where Kelvin died? * Why did Kelvin keep the fact that he was fixing ''Sailboat ("Elizabeth")'', a secret, when he eventually asked Desmond if he wanted to come with him?
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