The biologist finds a picture in the lighthouse of an older man, whom she assumes was the lighthouse keeper before the Event that created the border around Area X. At the end of the book, when the biologist encounters the Crawler for the second time, she realizes that the Crawler has the face of the lighthouse keeper.
The Lighthouse Keeper Character Timeline in Annihilation
The timeline below shows where the character The Lighthouse Keeper appears in Annihilation. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...transcribes the words in the Tower with a few scribbled notes—including one that says, “ lighthouse keeper .” She is glad the psychologist did this work so she wouldn’t have to examine... (full context)
...Tower, too exhausted to move, but happy in the morning sun. She pulls out the lighthouse keeper ’s photo, needing to know that he wasn’t simply an apparition. She thinks about the... (full context)
...to leave the materials with her husband’s journal close to the trapdoor. She replaces the lighthouse keeper ’s photograph, along with a second circle around his face. If the hints in the... (full context)