Portrayed by: Michael O'Hare
Titles: Entil'Zha, Anla'Shok Na
Race: Minbari (with residual Human DNA)
Other: Grey Council, Anla'Shok

Valen, a Minbari not born of Minbari, was the most significant figure in Minbari history. Appearing mysteriously in the midst of the First Shadow War, aboard a powerful new battle station, he is credited with uniting the fractured Minbari Castes and leading them to victory against the Shadows.

He is also known as the founder and first leader of both the Grey Council and the Anla'Shok. Moreover, Valen's actions laid the groundwork for the founding of the Interstellar Alliance a millennium later.