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9th Sep '17 10:31:40 AM Byzantine
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* DamselInDistress: Several villains kidnapped her to get to Duncan, preying on his desire to AlwaysSaveTheGirl.

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*BewareTheNiceOnes: Tessa is a very calm character and has no real fighting skills. In "See No Evil", she is antagonized by a serial killer called The Scalper and has to be protected. When Tessa sees the Scalper about to kill her surrogate son Richie Ryan, she goes berserk and runs him over with a car. The killer is left in a bloody puddle and has to be rushed to a hospital. It is one of the first episodes where Duncan does not get to defeat an opponent.
* DamselInDistress: Several villains kidnapped her to get to Duncan, preying on his desire to AlwaysSaveTheGirl. She is also targeted by people who do not even know Duncan. In "Mountain Men", Immortal Caleb Cole has been living in the mountains with male companions for far too long and Tessa is the first woman he has seen in years. He abducts her to force her to become his wife. He is little more than a rapist. In "Eyewitness", Tessa is the sole witness to a murder, and the murderer Andrew Ballin wants to kill her to cover his tracks. Ballin turns out to be Immortal, but he is not playing the Game in this case. In "See No Evil", Tessa is a potential victim for a mortal serial killer called "The Scalper" (revealed to be a character called Michael Tanovsky) because she fits the profile of his victims and has a close connection to a previous victim. It is unclear if Tanovsky even known about Immortals. (The episode has a subplot that the killer is copying the methods of an Immortal serial killer who died 70 years before, but it was never explained how he knew about these methods.).
9th Sep '17 10:00:01 AM Byzantine
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**Demonstrated in the episode "Methuselah's Gift", where Methos and Amanda have opposite agendas and are increasingly angry at each other. They duel with swords, Methos bests her, disarms her, and briefly considers killing her. He spares her life and then explains the motivation behind his agenda. The episode establishes him as a better fighter than Amanda.
9th Sep '17 9:45:06 AM Byzantine
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* DamselOutOfDistress: Kalas captures her in the season 3 finale in order to bait Duncan. To bad her guards didn't know 1,000 years of being a FemmeFatale and thief gave her plenty of time to become an exceptional escape artist as well.

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* DamselOutOfDistress: Kalas captures her in the season 3 finale in order to bait Duncan. To Too bad her guards didn't know 1,000 years of being a FemmeFatale and thief gave her plenty of time to become an exceptional escape artist as well.



* KillSteal: In her first appearance she decapitates a disarmed immortal seconds before Duncan would have killed him.

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* KillSteal: In her first appearance she decapitates a disarmed immortal seconds before Duncan would have killed him. Partly justified in that the man was Zachary Blaine, her abusive former boyfriend who was tormenting her for most of the episode.
9th Sep '17 9:40:49 AM Byzantine
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* CryIntoChest: Did this with Duncan after she discovered her teacher Rebecca had been killed. Its one of the very rare occasions she breaks down.

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* CryIntoChest: Did this with Duncan after she discovered her teacher Rebecca had been killed. Its It is one of the very rare occasions she breaks down.
9th Sep '17 9:40:09 AM Byzantine
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* ClassyCatBurglar: She likes high class clothes, fashion, looking great, and has centuries of experience as thief.

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* ClassyCatBurglar: She likes high class clothes, fashion, looking great, and has centuries of experience as a thief.
9th Sep '17 9:39:21 AM Byzantine
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* BoyishShortHair: Her most consistent hairstyle, although its not matched by a boyish personality.

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* BoyishShortHair: Her most consistent hairstyle, although its it is not matched by a boyish personality.
9th Sep '17 9:36:40 AM Byzantine
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** Several people have underestimated him because he usually avoids conflict. In one case, a possessive immortal who hates that Methos slept with his slave tracks him down in the present day, using both Joe Dawson and [[spoiler:Joe's daughter]] as bait. Said immortal thinks Methos is a weakling and a coward, and expects to easily beat him. Instead Methos [[CurbStompBattle curb stomps him]], and the last words the other immortal hears is Methos saying "Just because someone doesn't ''like'' to fight doesn't mean they ''can't''."

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** Several people have underestimated him because he usually avoids conflict. In one case, Morgan Walker, a possessive immortal who hates that Methos slept with his slave slave, tracks him down in the present day, using both Joe Dawson and [[spoiler:Joe's daughter]] as bait. Said immortal thinks Methos is a weakling and a coward, and expects to easily beat him. Instead Methos [[CurbStompBattle curb stomps him]], and the last words the other immortal hears is Methos saying "Just because someone doesn't ''like'' to fight doesn't mean they ''can't''."
9th Sep '17 9:17:22 AM Byzantine
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* [[VillainForgotToLevelGrind Hero Forgot To Level Grind]]: Played with. Methos flat out isn't really interested in level grinding as he's more about intellectual pursuits these days, plus he knows it's far easier to survive by being smart and willing to walk (or run) away from a fight than by being the best warrior, so when he first appears he's badly out of practice at Immortal combat. Even so, he's good enough to beat most Immortals and there are hints throughout the series that Methos could be a more dangerous opponent than some "better" fighters due to a combination of ruthless pragmatism, fighting dirty, and learning quickly from any mistakes he makes or things he sees others do. (As an example of that last bit, in one episode Methos is defeated by Duncan in a sparring session, then at the end of the episode uses the same technique Duncan used to defeat him in order beat the VillainOfTheWeek.)

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* [[VillainForgotToLevelGrind Hero Forgot To Level Grind]]: Played with. Methos flat out isn't really interested in level grinding as he's more about intellectual pursuits these days, plus he knows it's far easier to survive by being smart and willing to walk (or run) away from a fight than by being the best warrior, so when he first appears he's badly out of practice at Immortal combat. Even so, he's good enough to beat most Immortals and there are hints throughout the series that Methos could be a more dangerous opponent than some "better" fighters due to a combination of ruthless pragmatism, fighting dirty, and learning quickly from any mistakes he makes or things he sees others do. (As an example of that last bit, in one episode Methos is defeated by Duncan in a sparring session, then at the end of the episode uses the same technique Duncan used to defeat him in order to beat the VillainOfTheWeek.)
24th Aug '17 5:22:30 AM XFllo
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* BadassLonghair: The first few times he encounters Duncan; it's much shorter in present day.
22nd Aug '17 6:23:54 PM MadJim
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* PutonaBus: Very literally; he's given a ticket to Chicago at the end of the episode.

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* PutonaBus: PutOnABus: Very literally; he's given a ticket to Chicago at the end of the episode.
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