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====Persistent Abstainer====
 
====Persistent Abstainer====
   
When he was seen in public, Kosh wore an encounter suit with a built-in translator, so that someone who talked to him could understand him.<ref>[http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/find/Usenet/jms93-12-usenet/11.html JMS Post]</ref> Despite his role as ambassador and having a seat on the Babylon 5 Security Council, Kosh did not partake much in the ordinary affairs that came up among the races during his first two years on the station. In [[2258]], when the [[Narn]] attacked the [[Centauri]] agricultural colony [[Ragesh 3]], Kosh attended the emergency Council session at Sinclair's request, though he did nothing more than observe. Kosh did caution Sinclair that: "They are a dying people... we should let them pass," though Sinclair was confused as to whether he referred to either the Narn or the Centauri. When Sinclair asked which one he meant, Kosh's only response was: "Yes."<ref>[[Midnight on the Firing Line]]</ref>
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When he was seen in public, Kosh wore an Encounter suit with a built-in translator, so that someone who talked to him could understand him.<ref>[http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/find/Usenet/jms93-12-usenet/11.html JMS Post]</ref> Despite his role as ambassador and having a seat on the Babylon 5 Security Council, Kosh did not partake much in the ordinary affairs that came up among the races during his first two years on the station. In [[2258]], when the [[Narn]] attacked the [[Centauri]] agricultural colony [[Ragesh 3]], Kosh attended the emergency Council session at Sinclair's request, though he did nothing more than observe. Kosh did caution Sinclair that: "They are a dying people... we should let them pass," though Sinclair was confused as to whether he referred to either the Narn or the Centauri. When Sinclair asked which one he meant, Kosh's only response was: "Yes."<ref>[[Midnight on the Firing Line]]</ref>
   
 
[[File:WarPrayer02.jpg|left|thumb|150px|"I am studying."]]
 
[[File:WarPrayer02.jpg|left|thumb|150px|"I am studying."]]
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[[File:Koshmorden01.jpg|right|thumb|180px|"Leave this place, they are not for you."]]
 
[[File:Koshmorden01.jpg|right|thumb|180px|"Leave this place, they are not for you."]]
   
When [[Morden]], an agent of the Shadows, first came aboard Babylon 5 to question the major ambassadors on the station, Kosh confronted him during an attack by [[Raiders]] on the station itself. Kosh defiantly told Morden to leave the station immediately. Morden did not comply, and apparently a minor battle erupted between Kosh and one of the Shadows that was likely with Morden. Afterwards, Kosh made a request to station security for equipment to repair his encounter suit, but he credited the damage to the Raiders' attack.<ref>[[Signs and Portents]]</ref>
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When [[Morden]], an agent of the Shadows, first came aboard Babylon 5 to question the major ambassadors on the station, Kosh confronted him during an attack by [[Raiders]] on the station itself. Kosh defiantly told Morden to leave the station immediately. Morden did not comply, and apparently a minor battle erupted between Kosh and one of the Shadows that was likely with Morden. Afterwards, Kosh made a request to station security for equipment to repair his Encounter suit, but he credited the damage to the Raiders' attack.<ref>[[Signs and Portents]]</ref>
   
An underworld boss named [[Deuce]] brought a [[Na'ka'leen Feeder]] aboard the station and used it to terrorize or murder innocent people. He kept the creature inside a facsimile of Kosh's encounter suit and wanted people to believe the Vorlon worked for him. The creature was discovered, killed by security personnel, and the charade exposed for what it was.<ref>[[Grail (episode)|Grail]]</ref>
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An underworld boss named [[Deuce]] brought a [[Na'ka'leen Feeder]] aboard the station and used it to terrorize or murder innocent people. He kept the creature inside a facsimile of Kosh's Encounter suit and wanted people to believe the Vorlon worked for him. The creature was discovered, killed by security personnel, and the charade exposed for what it was.<ref>[[Grail (episode)|Grail]]</ref>
   
 
On December 30, 2258, Delenn sent her aide, [[Lennier]], to ask Kosh if the Shadows had indeed returned to [[Z'ha'dum]]. Kosh affirmed that they had. That meant that the time for an ancient prophecy that concerned Delenn's transformation was at hand. Having one lingering doubt, Delenn approached Kosh herself and asked him to reveal himself to her. After he complied, all doubt was removed from her. She thanked him and set out to undergo her metamorphosis the following day. She wished to speak with Sinclair before entering a chrysalis, but Sinclair had gotten tied up between the near death of [[Michael Garibaldi]] and the assassination of President [[Luis Santiago]]. Kosh sought Sinclair out in the [[Zocalo]] and reminded him that he was supposed to meet Delenn.<ref>[[Chrysalis]]</ref>
 
On December 30, 2258, Delenn sent her aide, [[Lennier]], to ask Kosh if the Shadows had indeed returned to [[Z'ha'dum]]. Kosh affirmed that they had. That meant that the time for an ancient prophecy that concerned Delenn's transformation was at hand. Having one lingering doubt, Delenn approached Kosh herself and asked him to reveal himself to her. After he complied, all doubt was removed from her. She thanked him and set out to undergo her metamorphosis the following day. She wished to speak with Sinclair before entering a chrysalis, but Sinclair had gotten tied up between the near death of [[Michael Garibaldi]] and the assassination of President [[Luis Santiago]]. Kosh sought Sinclair out in the [[Zocalo]] and reminded him that he was supposed to meet Delenn.<ref>[[Chrysalis]]</ref>
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[[File:SheridanKoshDelenn01.jpg|right|thumb|175px|"Sheridan. Learn."]]
 
[[File:SheridanKoshDelenn01.jpg|right|thumb|175px|"Sheridan. Learn."]]
   
Kosh approached Delenn a few weeks later when Sheridan had Morden arrested. Sheridan had learned that Morden had been aboard the [[Icarus]] along with his wife, [[Anna Sheridan]]. Delenn and Kosh went to see Sheridan to ask him to release Morden and did not want Morden to reveal his connection to the Shadows. Sheridan refused unless they provided an explanation. Kosh consented, and Delenn explained to Sheridan about the [[Last Great Shadow War]], the [[First Shadow War]], and the recent return of the Shadows to Z'ha'dum. She also explained that the Vorlons were the last remaining [[First Ones]]. Kosh himself said that if he left his encounter suit, he would be recognized by everyone. He then showed Sheridan a visual record of the Icarus arriving on Z'ha'dum and the awakening of the Shadows. Sheridan released Morden, then went back to see Kosh privately. He asked Kosh to teach him how to fight and beat the Shadows. He also swore that one day he would go to Z'ha'dum. Kosh agreed to teach him, but warned Sheridan: "If you go to Z'ha'dum, you will die."<ref>[[In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum]]</ref>
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Kosh approached Delenn a few weeks later when Sheridan had Morden arrested. Sheridan had learned that Morden had been aboard the [[Icarus]] along with his wife, [[Anna Sheridan]]. Delenn and Kosh went to see Sheridan to ask him to release Morden and did not want Morden to reveal his connection to the Shadows. Sheridan refused unless they provided an explanation. Kosh consented, and Delenn explained to Sheridan about the [[Last Great Shadow War]], the [[First Shadow War]], and the recent return of the Shadows to Z'ha'dum. She also explained that the Vorlons were the last remaining [[First Ones]]. Kosh himself said that if he left his Encounter suit, he would be recognized by everyone. He then showed Sheridan a visual record of the Icarus arriving on Z'ha'dum and the awakening of the Shadows. Sheridan released Morden, then went back to see Kosh privately. He asked Kosh to teach him how to fight and beat the Shadows. He also swore that one day he would go to Z'ha'dum. Kosh agreed to teach him, but warned Sheridan: "If you go to Z'ha'dum, you will die."<ref>[[In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum]]</ref>
   
 
[[File:InquisitorKosh01.jpg|left|thumb|175px|"We have sent for an inquisitor."]]
 
[[File:InquisitorKosh01.jpg|left|thumb|175px|"We have sent for an inquisitor."]]
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====Revealed to All====
 
====Revealed to All====
The [[Centauri Republic]], spurred on by the Shadows, began to create more conflict along their borders. One of those conflicts spilled out at Babylon 5. Sheridan was forced to fire on and destroy a Centauri battle cruiser, which infuriated the Republic and his superiors in the [[Earth Alliance]] who finalized a non-aggression treaty with the Centauri. Sheridan was ordered to issue a public apology, with all the major ambassadors present, from the Zen Garden. While traveling along the core shuttle, however, Centauri agents planted a bomb in the car. Sheridan leapt out and began "falling" towards the "ground." No other options available, Kosh opened his encounter suit and flew into the air. He appeared as a "being of light" in the image of each of the different races who beheld him (save for those, such as Londo, who saw nothing). No one realized that it was Kosh, but all were amazed at the wondrous sign. Sheridan realized who saved him, but did not make it public knowledge.<ref>[[The Fall of Night]]</ref>
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The [[Centauri Republic]], spurred on by the Shadows, began to create more conflict along their borders. One of those conflicts spilled out at Babylon 5. Sheridan was forced to fire on and destroy a Centauri battle cruiser, which infuriated the Republic and his superiors in the [[Earth Alliance]] who finalized a non-aggression treaty with the Centauri. Sheridan was ordered to issue a public apology, with all the major ambassadors present, from the Zen Garden. While traveling along the core shuttle, however, Centauri agents planted a bomb in the car. Sheridan leapt out and began "falling" towards the "ground." No other options available, Kosh opened his Encounter suit and flew into the air. He appeared as a "being of light" in the image of each of the different races who beheld him (save for those, such as Londo, who saw nothing). No one realized that it was Kosh, but all were amazed at the wondrous sign. Sheridan realized who saved him, but did not make it public knowledge.<ref>[[The Fall of Night]]</ref>
   
The revelation was very taxing on Kosh, which prompted him to return to his ship for a week to rest. Afterwards, Sheridan thanked him again for saving him. Kosh acknowledged the risk in revealing himself, but said that it was necessary. Sheridan then asked how he could know for sure that it was always the same Vorlon inside the encounter suit, and Kosh gave a familiar response: "I have always been here." When Sheridan replied how annoyed that he was by Kosh's cryptic replies, Kosh responded with apparent amusement.<ref>[[Matters of Honor]]</ref>
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The revelation was very taxing on Kosh, which prompted him to return to his ship for a week to rest. Afterwards, Sheridan thanked him again for saving him. Kosh acknowledged the risk in revealing himself, but said that it was necessary. Sheridan then asked how he could know for sure that it was always the same Vorlon inside the Encounter suit, and Kosh gave a familiar response: "I have always been here." When Sheridan replied how annoyed that he was by Kosh's cryptic replies, Kosh responded with apparent amusement.<ref>[[Matters of Honor]]</ref>
 
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Image:Koshrevealed01.jpg|Revealed at last
 
Image:Koshrevealed01.jpg|Revealed at last
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[[File:Koshremains01.jpg|left|thumb|165px|The remains of Kosh's encounter suit in his quarters.]]
 
[[File:Koshremains01.jpg|left|thumb|165px|The remains of Kosh's encounter suit in his quarters.]]
   
The following morning, station security found the remnants of the attack. No body was found, and only a few fragments of Kosh's encounter suit remained. The Vorlon Empire was instantly aware of his death. They agreed to a plan to replace Kosh with Ulkesh, with the new ambassador assuming Kosh's identity so as to not frighten the minor races with news of his death. Kosh's ship, which was his personal craft, honored him one last time before it committed suicide by flying into a star.<ref name="Interludes"/>
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The following morning, station security found the remnants of the attack. No body was found, and only a few fragments of Kosh's Encounter suit remained. The Vorlon Empire was instantly aware of his death. They agreed to a plan to replace Kosh with Ulkesh, with the new ambassador assuming Kosh's identity so as to not frighten the minor races with news of his death. Kosh's ship, which was his personal craft, honored him one last time before it committed suicide by flying into a star.<ref name="Interludes"/>
   
 
Unknown at the time, Kosh placed part of his consciousness inside Sheridan. Lyta Alexander, off station at the time of Kosh's death and not carrying any part of him, was the first to suspect that on a mission to engage a [[Shadow Vessel]]. Touching Sheridan directly, she had a vision of Kosh's death.<ref>[[Walkabout]]</ref>
 
Unknown at the time, Kosh placed part of his consciousness inside Sheridan. Lyta Alexander, off station at the time of Kosh's death and not carrying any part of him, was the first to suspect that on a mission to engage a [[Shadow Vessel]]. Touching Sheridan directly, she had a vision of Kosh's death.<ref>[[Walkabout]]</ref>
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Sheridan's fall killed him—but Kosh's presence in his body kept him "alive." Deep inside the cavern, Sheridan met [[Lorien]], who was aware of the remnant of Kosh inside him. He restored Sheridan to life, then left the planet with him, and formed a plan to end the [[Second Shadow War]] once and for all.<ref>[[Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?]]</ref>
 
Sheridan's fall killed him—but Kosh's presence in his body kept him "alive." Deep inside the cavern, Sheridan met [[Lorien]], who was aware of the remnant of Kosh inside him. He restored Sheridan to life, then left the planet with him, and formed a plan to end the [[Second Shadow War]] once and for all.<ref>[[Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?]]</ref>
   
After he knew that Ulkesh would be a liability (as the Vorlons began to destroy entire worlds to clear them of any Shadow taint); Sheridan put together a plan to eliminate him. After Sheridan set up a trap that forced him to abandon his encounter suit, Ulkesh was destroyed by the remnant of Kosh (which was mixed with part of Lorien and Sheridan himself) in single combat that also destroyed [[Ulkesh's ship]]. With that act, Kosh finally and ultimately passed away.<ref>[[Falling Toward Apotheosis]]</ref>
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After he knew that Ulkesh would be a liability (as the Vorlons began to destroy entire worlds to clear them of any Shadow taint); Sheridan put together a plan to eliminate him. After Sheridan set up a trap that forced him to abandon his Encounter suit, Ulkesh was destroyed by the remnant of Kosh (which was mixed with part of Lorien and Sheridan himself) in single combat that also destroyed [[Ulkesh's ship]]. With that act, Kosh finally and ultimately passed away.<ref>[[Falling Toward Apotheosis]]</ref>
   
 
During the [[Brakiri]] "Day of the Dead," Kosh's spirit apparently communicated a message to the spirit of [[Zoe]], who appeared to [[Elizabeth Lochley]]. Zoe asked Lochley to convey the message to Sheridan: "When the long night comes, return to the end of the beginning."<ref>[[Day of the Dead]]</ref>
 
During the [[Brakiri]] "Day of the Dead," Kosh's spirit apparently communicated a message to the spirit of [[Zoe]], who appeared to [[Elizabeth Lochley]]. Zoe asked Lochley to convey the message to Sheridan: "When the long night comes, return to the end of the beginning."<ref>[[Day of the Dead]]</ref>
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