Hello, brother. Didn't think you could get rid of me so easily, did you? See, my days were numbered, but you oh, you can continue on for me, be my ultimate revenge! So, calm yourself. Don't fight it. Breathe it in. This gas was a special mixture I had made, just for you. Something to finally set you free. It's time to have some fun. Burn it down, brother. Burn it all down!
~ Jerome Valeska announcing his legacy in a recording for Jeremiah Valeska.
Posthumous Villains who died and have remained Dead yet continued to have a lasting impact and presence from beyond the grave in an earthly and terrestrial way.

They can even be Dead from the very beginning and appear primarily as Flashbacks (e.g. Bertrand Zobrist). Their actions, Legacies and the harm they caused may continue to have lasting impacts after their demise. A good example is Scar as he died but Zira used her son Kovu to continue his plans.

Note: Characters who came back as Noncorporeals, Zombies, Vampires and so on cannot be Posthumous as well as actions are still being carried out by their Undead forms UNLESS:

  • their Undead form is also killed off and they have such an effect afterwards (i.e. Shane Walsh),
  • disappears or removes itself from any action and no longer connects with the plot essentially being permanently removed (i.e. Darth Vader),
  • is defeated and sent to (or back to) an afterlife dimension from which they can never return
  • or the conflict takes place in an afterlife and they do not reconnect with the world of the living (i.e. Ernesto de la Cruz).

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