was the symbol
in the Babylon 5 Universe
, who was ironically
d in a dark
, sterile appearance
He spoke in riddles and mystery with words with severe degrees of depth and dimension.
One could understand some of what he meant, but never all.
And Kosh could speak volumes in a single word:
Kosh: "They are alone. They are a dying people. We should let them pass."
Commander Sinclair: Who, the Narn or the Centauri?
Sinclair visits Kosh and tells of an excellent replica of a Vorlon encounter suit, used to influence people.
Sinclair: "No one knows exactly what you look like, a that makes some people a little nervous."
It is known that Kosh was alive at the time Valen
appeared in 1250, and possibly the dawn of the previous Shadow War
fought with Valen
, and the Rangers Valen
created to push back the Shadows
(cf. "War Without End, Part Two")
It is presumed that Valen
instructed the young Kosh
about what would happen in the future, and that Kosh
knew that Valen
was really Jeffrey Sinclair
from a thousand years beyond.
Kosh and Ulkesh Naranek were associates. Kosh felt that Ulneck was too militant and harsh, while Ulkesh thought that Kosh was too curious and yielding. Both were correct in their own way.
After disappearing at the end of the Shadow War (with the rest of the Vorlon Empire.) They re-emerged to meet with the Minbari Federation leader, Dukhat, with a warning about the return of the Shadows to Z'Ha'Dum, and the need for an alliance with the humans. Unfortunately, Dukhat was killed, when the humans, in the EAS Prometheus attacked the Grey Council's Sharlin Class Warcruiser. And the Earth-Minbari War began.
It took some urging from Kosh and Ulkesh to convince Delenn to stop the war, but they were successful, as Valen had dictated 1000 years before, and the Minbari found their holy figure reincarnated in the human form of Jeffrey Sinclair.
(cf. "In the Beginning").
left the Minbari
, leaving Ulkesh
to watch over them, because we know that Kosh was present, in orbit of Z'Ha'Dum
when the EAS Icarus
stumbled on the Shadows
and caused them to awake.
(cf. "The Shadow Within")
Immediately thereafter, Kosh arrived on Babylon 5
in 2257, the last of the major race ambassadors to be
Represented, the Vorlon Empire
. An attempt to assassinate him on arrival and pin the blame on Commander Jeffrey Sinclair
by a member of the Minbari Warrior Caste
When meeting, the assassin, disguised to look like Sinclair, Kosh was in awe, and addressed Sinclair as "Entil'Zha Valen".
(cf. "The Gathering")
As Sinclair and Kosh interacted, it was discovered that Kosh has a deep interest in the humans, and does not concern himself with the other races at all.
(cf. "Midnight on the Firing Line"
"The War Prayer")
In the episode "Deathwalker
", Kosh prevented the younger races from gaining the power of immortality from the leader of the Dilgar
When Sheridan was held captive by the Streib, Kosh implanted Sheridan's Dream. This dream provided Sheridan with insight for the future. Even past Kosh's own death and Jeffrey Sinclair's sphere of knowledge.
(cf. "All Alone in the Night"
In the year 2259
, Kosh left his encounter suit
for the first time, to save the life of John Sheridan
(cf. "The Fall of Night")
Kosh later began "training" Captain John Sheridan
to "Fight Legends"
(cf. "Hunter, Prey")
Sheridan later requested that the Vorlons
get involved in the conflict with
. When the Vorlons
agents then "killed" Kosh
(cf. "Interludes and Examinations")
Kosh was replaced by his former associate Vorlon
, Ulkesh Naranek
who was referred to as "Kosh
". "We are all Kosh"
Part of Kosh
remained alive, in Sheridan
, until released to help destroy his replacement, Ulkesh
was impatient with the younger races, and treated them harshly, not allowing the humans to grow at all. Kosh
intervened and killed Ulkesh
to allow the human race to evolve outside of Vorlon
(cf. "Falling Toward Apotheosis")
Kosh first appeared in "The Gathering
Kosh first revealed himself outside of his encounter suit
, for the first time in "The Fall of Night
Kosh dies in "Interludes and Examinations
Kosh is replaced by "Darth Kosh"
It is revealed that a part of Kosh lives in John Sheridan
in "Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?
kills Darth Kosh
in "Falling Toward Apotheosis
"appears" again, back from the dead, with a message for Sheridan in "Day of the Dead
"When the long night comes, return to the end of the beginning."