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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 for Jeremiah Valeska.
I may be gone from this Earth, but I will be reborn in the bodies of a million men. And there is nothing, there is nothing you can do to stop me.
~ Bryce Walker to Clay Jensen.

Posthumous Villains who have died and remained Dead yet continue to have lasting impacts and presences from beyond the grave in an earthly and terrestrial way.

They can even be Deceased 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 actions are still being carried out by them as the Undead UNLESS:

  • their Undead forms are also killed off and have such effects afterwards (i.e. Shane Walsh),
  • disappear or withdraw from any action and no longer connect with the plot essentially being permanently removed (i.e. Darth Vader),
  • are defeated and sent (back) to an afterlife dimension from which they cannot return
  • or conflicts take place in an afterlife and do not reconnect with a world of the living (i.e. Ernesto de la Cruz).

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