Eventually, it is revealed that a piece of Kosh survived his death inside Captain Sheridan. Thus Kosh saved (temporarily) the captain in Z'ha'Dum. Thus did Kosh fought off his ambassadorial replacement when the Vorlons were revealed to be less than angelic. It is even possible that Kosh even spoke to the captain in a dream when Captain Sheridan was kidnapped by an aliens (he said "I have always been here").

So, when/how did Kosh enter into Sheridan?

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It happened when Kosh was killed by the Shadows in B5: Interludes and Examinations. Kosh appeared to John in a dream as his father.

And the method was explicitly confirmed in the B5 novel Invoking Darkness

Within the anarchy, Kosh found a sliver of hope. Perhaps there was still a way that he could help Sheridan when confronting the enemy on Z’ha’dum. He had never heard of such a thing being done at this distance, nor with one untrained. Yet he had also never heard of a Vorlon being ripped to pieces. In the manner of his death, there might be hope.

He located a piece of himself that still retained some coherence. It had been partially cut away, would soon be lost. Kosh prepared, extending a threadlike tentacle from his core. The enemy’s brilliant ropes sheared the section away. As it ripped from him, he extended the tentacle, seized the fragment, and drew it quickly inside his core.

From there, he forced the fragment out through his connection to Sheridan. The tentacle drove his fragment deep into the Human’s mind, then quickly withdrew. In the chaos, he hoped the enemy would not notice. Sheridan’s energy would have to sustain the fragment, if it could.


Kosh flew apart.

Sheridan jerked awake. “Kosh!”

The turmoil of his essence faded, faded.

And then he was in darkness, murmurs surrounding him. They were Sheridan’s thoughts, he realized, and within their flow, he could barely sense himself as a distinct entity. He was weak, disordered. He concentrated on the calming harmonic he had sent to his ship. It brought him, bit by bit, back into coherence. This single fragment, this small piece of himself, was all that remained.

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