Jeffrey Sinclair

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Michael O'Hare as Jeffrey Sinclair in Babylon 5

Jeffrey Sinclair is a fictional character in the television science fiction drama Babylon 5. He is played by Michael O'Hare.

Jeffrey David Sinclair was born on 3 May 2218 on Mars Colony. Sinclair's father was a fighter pilot for EarthForce who participated in the Battle of Balos, the last engagement of the Dilgar Invasion.

Career

Sinclair enlisted in EarthForce in 2237. During his time at EarthForce Academy, he met Catherine Sakai, with whom he had a relationship. After a year of living together, the two of them broke up, but continued to see each other off and on through 2258.

In 2240, Sinclair was promoted to fighter pilot. Less than a year later, Sinclair was promoted to squadron leader. As squadron leader, Sinclair fought at the Battle of the Line, the last major battle in the Earth-Minbari War. During the course of the battle, his squadron was destroyed by the Minbari, and his fighter was badly damaged. In a last act of defiance, Sinclair attempted to ram one of the Minbari cruisers. He failed in this when he was captured by another Minbari cruiser for interrogation by the Grey Council. It was here that the Council learned that Sinclair possessed the soul of Valen, a hero of the Minbari who led them to victory 1000 years ago against the Shadows. It was concluded by the Grey Council that Minbari souls were being born into human bodies. The discovery of what Sinclair possessed led the Minbari to surrender and return Sinclair to his fighter, the memory of his time aboard the Minbari cruiser erased. Sinclair -- and the Earth Alliance -- believed that he had blacked out from the acceleration.

Sinclair was selected by the Minbari to command Babylon 5, and took command in 2257, when the station was brought into operation.

In January 2259, Sinclair was reassigned as ambassador to Minbar, where he took command of the Rangers. He was succeeded by Captain John Sheridan.

In 2260, Sinclair received a thousand-year old letter from himself on Minbar, revealing that he was, in fact, Valen. Armed with this knowledge, Sinclair took Babylon 4 back with him 1000 years to aid the Minbari in their first war against the Shadows, and in so doing, fulfilled Minbari prophecy by becoming the One Who Was. It was here that Sinclair used the triluminary to transform himself into a Minbari, thus fulfilling the legend about Valen being "a Minbari not born of Minbari".

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