This is similar to one of my other questions, but instead of asking about the station, I am asking about a character who was on the station.

When Babylon-4 was nearing the final stages of construction, an unknown creature appeared on it. The station became unstuck in time and disappeared along with the creature.

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We later discovered that the creature was Zathras, one of the caretakers of the Great Machine.

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What happened to him after the station took him back in time by a thousand years?

I know what happened to his co-traveler, but not to him.

I will accept answers from canon sources along with writings, interviews, and comments by the producers or scriptwriters.

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    Whatever happened to him, I think we can assume he passive-aggressively complained about it for the remainder of his miserable existence.
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 25, 2018 at 7:32
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    Placing specific restrictions on what you'll accept as an answer is probably the wrong way to go about it. If I found an answer in a source that wasn't on that list, I might think twice about posting it.
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 25, 2018 at 7:53
  • @Radhil - I was just about to post some panels from that comic as an answer. But if you want to do the honours...
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 25, 2018 at 11:20
  • @Valorum I was not aware of the comic, In Valen's Name. I can modify my request to include canon sources and not just certain types of sources.
    – RichS
    Commented Sep 26, 2018 at 6:25
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    Personally, I'd just remove the sentence entirely. The implication of every question on the site is that higher level sources trump lower level ones and unless you want to exclude one kind of source entirely (for example, this question) I'd tend to trust the audience to police themselves.
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 26, 2018 at 6:59

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According to the (canon) comic In Valen's Name, Zathras remained a loyal and true companion to Sinclair throughout the Minbari-Shadow War, acting as liaison between the Minbari and Entil'Zha as well as helping with repairs to the station, repairs to damaged Minbari ships and generally assisting the war effort.

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He also served as Sinclair's confidante and ultimately prevented him from stopping the Earth-Minbari War (by showing him the cyclical nature of time and that his actions would ultimately result in his own existence being negated and the loss of the Shadow War/s).

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It's not stated what his fate was, although I think we can assume he grumbled about it until the very end.

  • "Ah Zathras. He was always the quiet one." No wonder we never heard from him after this. Commented Sep 26, 2018 at 16:35

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