Nikki and Paulo

Nikki Fernandez and Paulo /ˈpl/ are fictional characters on the ABC drama television series Lost, which chronicles the lives of over forty people after their plane crashes on a remote island somewhere in the South Pacific.[1] American actress Kiele Sanchez and Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro play two survivors of the crash of Oceanic Flight 815.[2]

Nikki and Paulo
Lost characters
Nikki and Paulo on Day 72
First appearance"Further Instructions"
Last appearance"Exposé"
Portrayed byKiele Sanchez
Rodrigo Santoro
Centric
episode(s)
"Exposé"
In-universe information
Full nameNikki Fernandez & Paulo
(surname unknown)
OccupationCon artists /
actress and Chef
Former
residence
Los Angeles and Brazil

The couple is introduced early in the third season.[3] The producers of the show were often asked what the rest of the plane-crash survivors were doing because the show only focuses on approximately fifteen of the survivors, and the characters of Nikki and Paulo were created in response.[4] Reaction to the characters was generally negative,[5] with show runner Damon Lindelof acknowledging the couple are "universally despised" by fans.[6] As a result of this, the couple was killed off later in the same season when they are accidentally buried alive.


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