|“||Even in death, your Sergeant guides us home.||„|
|~ The Arbiter, during his and Master Chief's escape from Halo.|
Heroes who died before the beginning, yet their presence is there from beyond the grave, mostly in the form of flashbacks. Any action that they committed when they were alive has a lasting impact in the world. They could also include those who have died at some point during the story but actions that left a permanent mark.