Mercenary team

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=Mercenary team
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=Martin Keamy
= Capture Ben Linus and "torch the Island"
= Sent to the Island from the ''Kahana''
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The '''mercenary team''' came to the Island aboard the freighter ''Kahana'' to apprehend Benjamin Linus and kill the rest of the Island's inhabitants. They were responsible for the Life and death of at least six people on the Island, including Ben's daughter Alex. They were led by Martin Keamy, who was hired by Charles Widmore. All of the members of the mercenary team were killed while trying to bring Ben back to the freighter. 

This group is antagonistic to Oceanic Flight 815 survivors and the Others. 

==Activities==
===On the freighter===
Michael, posing as a deckhand named Kevin Johnson, witnessed Keamy, Omar, and two other mercenaries along with one of the freighter's crew skeet-shooting off the deck. When Michael questioned Keamy about the need for firearms on what he had thought was a rescue mission, Keamy snidely dismissed him. {{crossref}}

{{I=Mercs.gif=200=left=The mercenaries force Alex to deactivate the fence. From L to R Lacour, Omar, Keamy, Mayhew, Kocol, and Redfern. {{Crossref}}}}
Later, after Frank's return from his first helicopter trip to the Island, he transported Keamy and five other mercenaries back there from the freighter at night. {{crossref}}

===On the Island===
====First mission====
The mercenaries life and death Karl and Danielle Rousseau and took Alex hostage as the three were hiking to the security of the Temple. {{crossref}} Upon coming to the sonar fence protecting the Barracks, they forced Alex to deactivate it. Unbeknown to them, Alex did so using a Wikipediaduress code which informed those in the Barracks that the fence had been shut down under threat. {{crossref}}

The mercenaries commenced an Barracks battle, shooting and killing Doug, Blonde casualty, and Jerome.  It is presumed they shot and killed all other Background Cast/Middle Section SurvivorsOceanic Flight 815 survivors who followed Locke to the Barracks for its security. They destroyed Claire's house with a rocket launcher, though Claire survived the explosion and was rescued from the rubble by Sawyer. The mercenaries then ceased fire as Sawyer brought Claire to Ben Linus's house, revealing Ben's hiding place. {{crossref}}

{{I=Boomshooters.jpg=200=right=Kocol fires an RPG round at Claire's house in {{crossref}}.}}
Next, the mercenaries released Miles from his imprisonment in the boat house, giving him a walkie and sending him to Ben's house. Keamy used the walkie to negotiate with Ben, ordering him to come out and give himself up to the custody of the mercenaries. After Ben refused, Keamy directed Ben to watch as he held Alex at gunpoint, threatening to kill her if Ben did not give himself up. When Ben still refused to comply, Keamy executed Alex with a gunshot to the head, in Ben's plain view. {{crossref}} 

{{I=Freighterdrah.jpg=200=left=The Monster drags Mayhew into the jungle in {{crossref}}.}}
Ben promptly summoned the Monster, and it indiscriminately attacked the mercenaries. While Keamy screamed orders for the mercenaries to fall back, one unfortunate mercenary, Mayhew, was dragged back into the jungle by a tendril of the Monster. {{crossref}}

Mayhew was thrown 50 feet into the air, causing him internal injuries, leaving him bloodied and unable to walk without assistance. He later died of his wounds shortly after the helicopter flight back to the ''Kahana''. {{crossref}}

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{{I=Keamydevice.jpg=200=right=Keamy shows Gault his device in {{crossref}}.}}

====Second mission====
After stopping for a brief respite back on the ''Kahana'' (allowing Omar time to strap a device to Keamy's arm and for Keamy to read the secondary protocol), the five remaining mercenaries returned to the Island after the shooting of Captain Gault. {{crossref}}

Upon arriving on the Island five kilometers from the Orchid, the mercenaries handcuffed Frank to the helicopter and set off to the Orchid to await Ben's arrival, as predicted by the secondary protocol. Ben eventually did arrive, surrendering as a diversion so that Locke could sneak into the station. Keamy then knocked Ben out with the butt of his pistol. {{crossref}}

{{I=4x13 .jpg=200=left=Keamy encounters Kate in {{crossref}}.}}
The mercenaries, with Ben as a captive, returned to the helicopter, and were preparing to leave when Kate appeared from the jungle, surprising the mercenaries. Almost immediately after her appearance, the whispers began and the mercenaries fanned out into a defensive formation. Despite their precaution, the mercenaries Kocol, Lacour and Redfern were taken down by knives, bolas and electrical weapons as the Others ambushed. Under the intense gunfire, a grenade attack killed Omar, leaving only Keamy to chase Ben as him and Kate sprinted into the jungle. Keamy almost caught up to Ben as he tripped, but was tackled by Sayid, and engaged in a lengthy hand to hand melee. He was stabbed by Sayid, and then shot four times in the back by Richard Alpert, who appeared from the jungle with a Luger. Afterwards, Kate, Sayid, Ben, Richard, and the Others left Keamy presumed dead in the jungle.

{{I=4x13stab.jpg=200=right=Keamy is stabbed to death by Ben in {{crossref}}.}}
However, Keamy was wearing a bulletproof vest, and sneaked off into the jungle, returning to the Orchid with nothing but a combat knife to capture Ben. There he encountered Locke, who asked to talk, before being hit from behind by Ben with his telescopic baton, and then stabbed with his own knife. His death caused the ''Kahana'' to explode, marking the end of freighter mercenaries. {{crossref}}
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== Members==
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Martin Keamy
Barracks, killed Alex, staged mutiny on Kahana, abducted Ben, Killed by Ben.
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Omar
, Keamy's confidant
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Mayhew
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Kocol
, helped carry the injured Mayhew. Neck snapped by the Others.
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Lacour
, assisted an injured Mayhew. Killed by the Others.
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Redfern
, helped carry the injured Mayhew. Killed by one of the Others.
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==Body count==

===Team deaths===
*Mayhew died after being transported back to the ''Kahana''. {{crossref}}
*Omar was killed by a grenade blast along with Kocol, Lacour and Redfern during an Others ambush at their helicopter. {{crossref}}
*Keamy was stabbed to death in the Orchid by Ben.
*Keamy's C-4 explosives would have killed any remaining mercenaries still on the ''Kahana''.

===Inflicted casualties===
Keamy and his mercenary team were responsible for a number of casualties, using small arms fire, hand-to-hand weapons, and C4 explosives. 
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Karl Martin
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Others.  The first known casualty inflicted by the mercenary team. Shot dead by unseen snipers as he, Danielle, and Alex were fleeing from the Barracks to the Temple under Ben's instructions.
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Danielle Rousseau
{{ep}}
. Shot dead by unseen snipers as she, Karl, and Alex were fleeing from the Barracks to the Temple under Ben's instructions.
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Doug
{{ep}}
/middle section survivorssurvivor factions's team. He was the first of three extras shot in quick succession by unseen snipers from the mercenary team in front of Sawyer as he was searching for Claire. Hoban was officially credited with a speaking part as the character Doug in this final episode.
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Blonde casualty
{{ep}}
/middle section survivorssurvivor factions's team. She was the second consecutive extra shot by unseen snipers from the mercenary team in front of Sawyer as he was searching for Claire.
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Jerome
{{ep}}
/middle section survivorssurvivor factions's team. He was the third consecutive extra shot by unseen snipers from the mercenary team in front of Sawyer as he was searching for Claire. In previous episodes, this extra was referred to as Jerome by dialogue.
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Juliette Goodell
{{ep}}
/middle section survivorssurvivor factions's team. Possibly killed by a mercenary.
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Alex
{{ep}}
Others, captured by the mercenary team, and eventually executed by Keamy during his bargaining with Ben.
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Ray
{{ep}}
Kahana. In {{ep}} his body was discovered washed up on the shore of the Island.  In {{ep}} his death is shown Keamy slits his throat in order to compel Frank Lapidus to fly the mercenary team to the Island, preventing further needless killings.
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Captain Gault
{{ep}}
Kahana. Shot and killed by Keamy on the deck of the Kahana.
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Michael Dawson
{{ep}}
''Kahana'' secretly working for Benjamin Linus. Tortured by Keamy, and then later died attempting to stop the bomb on the freighter.
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Jeff
{{ep}}
''Kahana''. Aboard the ship during its destruction.
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Hendricks
{{ep}}
''Kahana''. Aboard the ship during its destruction.
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Judy Chamness
{{ep}}
/middle section survivors. She was on the first trip on the Zodiac raft to the Kahana. Therefore she was aboard the ship when the C4 blew it up and is presumed dead.
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Adelina Gregor
{{ep}}
/middle section survivorssurvivor factions's team. She was on the first trip on the Zodiac raft to the Kahana. She was aboard the Kahana and was depicted with the crew getting life-jackets and preparing to evacuate, immediately before the destruction of the Kahana.
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Scott Day
{{ep}}
/middle section survivors''Kahana''. He was depicted with the crew getting life-jackets and preparing to evacuate, immediately before the destruction of the ''Kahana''.
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==Trivia==
{{I=Omar4x10.JPG=200=right=Bret Hinson plays Omar.}}
* Damon Lindelof referred to the mercenary team as the "WET Team" in the featurette "The Right to Bear Arms" on the Lost The Complete Fourth Season (DVD), WET being a Marine Corps acronym for "weather, enemy, terrain", three unknowns in any battle situation.
* Only Kevin Durand and Anthony Azizi are credited as Martin Keamy and Omar respectively. Tony Wade, Errol James Snyder and Shawn, as Lacour, Redfern and Kocol, as well as the unknown extra portraying Mayhew were never credited.
* Anthony Azizi did not appear in {{ep}} and {{ep}}; Bret Hinson played the non-speaking role of Omar in those episodes.
* Redfern shares a name with a central character from the novel, ''Evil Under the Sun'', Patrick Redfern. 

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