History Franchise / Highlander

12th Sep '17 6:50:27 PM Malady
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* ''Film/HighlanderIIITheSorcerer'' (1994) -- [[LousyAlternativeTitles alternatively titled]] ''Highlander: The Final Dimension'' -- ignores the second film and the TV series, making it a direct sequel to the original film. It turns out that The Kurgan was ''not'' the only [[BloodKnight savage]] Immortal out to claim Connor's head, as Kane (Mario Van Peebles) and two {{Mooks}} were trapped in a cave for 400 years and so didn't quite make it to The Gathering. The Gathering did happen anyways, though, as Kane and company were considered by whatever governs Immortals to be "dead" as they were trapped [[RocksFallEverybodyDies in a cave under a rock slide with no air,]] allowing them to be resurrected as if the universe were saving them for a sequel. Despite following a similar formula to the first film, ''Highlander 3'' was better received than ''The Quickening''.[[/index]]

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* ''Film/HighlanderIIITheSorcerer'' (1994) -- [[LousyAlternativeTitles [[JustForFun/LousyAlternateTitles alternatively titled]] ''Highlander: The Final Dimension'' -- ignores the second film and the TV series, making it a direct sequel to the original film. It turns out that The Kurgan was ''not'' the only [[BloodKnight savage]] Immortal out to claim Connor's head, as Kane (Mario Van Peebles) and two {{Mooks}} were trapped in a cave for 400 years and so didn't quite make it to The Gathering. The Gathering did happen anyways, though, as Kane and company were considered by whatever governs Immortals to be "dead" as they were trapped [[RocksFallEverybodyDies in a cave under a rock slide with no air,]] allowing them to be resurrected as if the universe were saving them for a sequel. Despite following a similar formula to the first film, ''Highlander 3'' was better received than ''The Quickening''.[[/index]]
12th Aug '17 11:22:32 AM nombretomado
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* A ContinuityReboot was announced in 2008, but has been in DevelopmentHell for years. RyanReynolds was attached to play Connor, but has since dropped from the project. [[Wrestling/{{Batista}} Dave Bautista]] was cast as The Kurgan in early 2015 and ''Film/JohnWick'' co-director Chad Stahelski signed on to direct in late 2016.

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* A ContinuityReboot was announced in 2008, but has been in DevelopmentHell for years. RyanReynolds Creator/RyanReynolds was attached to play Connor, but has since dropped from the project. [[Wrestling/{{Batista}} Dave Bautista]] was cast as The Kurgan in early 2015 and ''Film/JohnWick'' co-director Chad Stahelski signed on to direct in late 2016.
27th Jul '17 8:44:09 PM TargetOnMyBack
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** If the fight's going against him, Methos is not above feigning helplessness (such as pretending to slip) and then, when his opponent moves in for the kill, drawing a hidden dagger and stabbing him.

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** If the fight's going against him, Methos is not above feigning helplessness (such as pretending to slip) and then, and, when his opponent moves in for the kill, drawing a hidden dagger and stabbing him.



** The series has quite a few. The biggest is probably Xavier St. Cloud, who in his first appearance tried to use poisonous gas against his opponents and later had hired mercenaries shoot his opponents and took their heads while they were recovering and helpless, but he was far from the only one. Just a few of the other examples seen in the series included an Immortal trapped forever in the body of a young boy who would get other Immortals to take him in and then kill them after they lowered their guard around him, a guy who used a pack of huge attack dogs to injure and wear down his enemies, one Immortal who got his Watcher to fall in love with him and used her knowledge of Immortals to strike at times when they would be unarmed and helpless, an Immortal who led his enemies into a booby trapped base, bad guys with hypnotic powers, two Immortals attacking one target at the same time and planning to kill their enemy while he's receiving a Quickening if he does manage to defeat one of them, a guy who [[ColdSniper snipes]] his targets and takes their head before they can recover, and so on.

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** The series has quite a few. The biggest is probably Xavier St. Cloud, who in his first appearance tried to use poisonous gas against his opponents and later had hired mercenaries shoot his opponents and took their heads while they were recovering and helpless, but he was far from the only one. Just a few of the other examples seen in the series included an Immortal trapped forever in the body of a young boy who would get other Immortals to take him in and then kill them after they lowered their guard around him, a guy who used a pack of huge attack dogs to injure and wear down his enemies, one Immortal who got his Watcher to fall in love with him and used her knowledge of Immortals to strike at times when they would be unarmed and helpless, an Immortal who led his enemies into a booby trapped base, bad guys with hypnotic powers, two Immortals attacking one target at the same time and planning to kill their enemy while he's receiving a Quickening if he does manage to defeat one of them, a guy who [[ColdSniper snipes]] his targets and takes their head before they can recover, and so on.



* ResurrectiveImmortality: Immortals can die just like anyone else, but their bodies then heal and they revive. And it can turn into a cycle if conditions are bad, which can lead to an insane immortal or at least an immortal with a huge desire for revenge.

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* ResurrectiveImmortality: Immortals can die just like anyone else, but their bodies then heal and they revive. And it can turn into a cycle if conditions are bad, which can lead to an insane immortal or at least an immortal with a huge desire for revenge.



* SuperStrength: While they don't display it as consistently as they should, the Immortals in ''Highlander'' are more then just Humans with the ability to regenerate and recover from fatal injuries and potentially live forever. Immortals are stronger, faster and tougher then Humans, and this grows as they age, train and acquire more Quickenings. Being able to cut off the heads of other Immortals, much less any Human being requires a great deal of physical strength, seeing as how hard it is to do consistently. The Kurgan himself displays this when He's able to chop down a huge chunk of the tower that Connor lives in, and when He manages to stab a man and lift him up into the air with his sword. It's much more obvious how much more stronger and more powerful Immortals are, in ''The Search for Vengeance''; when you're not constrained by a special effects budget like they would in live-action films.

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* SuperStrength: While they don't display it as consistently as they should, the Immortals in ''Highlander'' are more then than just Humans with the ability to regenerate and recover from fatal injuries and potentially live forever. Immortals are stronger, faster and tougher then than Humans, and this grows as they age, train and acquire more Quickenings. Being able to cut off the heads of other Immortals, much less any Human being requires a great deal of physical strength, seeing as how hard it is to do consistently. The Kurgan himself displays this when He's able to chop down a huge chunk of the tower that Connor lives in, and when He manages to stab a man and lift him up into the air with his sword. It's much more obvious how much more stronger and more powerful Immortals are, in ''The Search for Vengeance''; when you're not constrained by a special effects budget like they would in live-action films.
27th Jul '17 7:02:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* It all started with a single film: ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' (1986) introduces Connor [=MacLeod=] (Christopher Lambert), an Immortal born in the [[TitleDrop Scottish Highlands]]. In a series of flashbacks, Connor is mentored by Juan Ramírez (Creator/SeanConnery), a wise Immortal who teaches him the basics before being beheaded by Connor's sworn enemy, [[BigBad the Kurgan]] (Creator/ClancyBrown). The film's other half takes place in [[TheEighties Eighties]]-era [[BigApplesauce New York City]], where all the world's Immortals, whose numbers are now growing thin, are drawn together to [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne battle to the last man]] [[DuelToTheDeath in a final showdown]] dubbed "The Gathering". By the end of the film, Connor and the Kurgan are the only Immortals left. Connor kills him in a FinalBattle, [[DistressedDamsel saves the girl]] (Roxanne Hart), and gains The Prize.

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* It all started with a single film: ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' (1986) introduces Connor [=MacLeod=] (Christopher Lambert), (Creator/ChristopherLambert), an Immortal born in the [[TitleDrop Scottish Highlands]]. In a series of flashbacks, Connor is mentored by Juan Ramírez (Creator/SeanConnery), a wise Immortal who teaches him the basics before being beheaded by Connor's sworn enemy, [[BigBad the Kurgan]] (Creator/ClancyBrown). The film's other half takes place in [[TheEighties Eighties]]-era [[BigApplesauce New York City]], where all the world's Immortals, whose numbers are now growing thin, are drawn together to [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne battle to the last man]] [[DuelToTheDeath in a final showdown]] dubbed "The Gathering". By the end of the film, Connor and the Kurgan are the only Immortals left. Connor kills him in a FinalBattle, [[DistressedDamsel saves the girl]] (Roxanne Hart), and gains The Prize.
2nd Jun '17 3:42:59 PM GrandmasterKiramidHead
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* ''Highlander: The Raven'' (1998-1999) was a short-lived [[SpinOff spin-off]] of the TV series and centered on Amanda (Elizabeth Gracen), Duncan [=MacLeod=]'s sometime love interest. By all accounts [[http://screamsheet.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/highlander-the-raven/ a disastrous shoot from start to finish]], making it the ''[[Creator/TerryGilliam Lost in La Mancha]]'' of spinoffs.[[index]]

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* ''Highlander: The Raven'' (1998-1999) was a short-lived [[SpinOff spin-off]] of the TV series and centered on Amanda (Elizabeth Gracen), Duncan [=MacLeod=]'s sometime love interest. By all accounts [[http://screamsheet.[[https://screamsheet.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/highlander-the-raven/ com/2016/11/05/highlander-the-raven/ a disastrous shoot from start to finish]], making it the ''[[Creator/TerryGilliam Lost in La Mancha]]'' of spinoffs.[[index]]
15th May '17 2:44:53 PM MadJim
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* In 2009, Big Finish released a four-story season of Highlander audio dramas. A second season, centering on The Four Horsemen, was released in 2011.
10th Apr '17 1:33:12 AM DougSMachina
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*** DoubleSubverted when all the the gas giants pass within Mars' orbit without [[NoEndorHolocaust causing any damage to Earth, themselves, the solar system as a whole, or about twenty other delicate astrological systems.]]

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*** DoubleSubverted when all the the gas giants pass within Mars' orbit without [[NoEndorHolocaust causing any damage to Earth, themselves, the solar system as a whole, or about twenty other delicate astrological astronomical systems.]]
15th Mar '17 5:29:40 PM twingle93
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* ParentalAbandonment: All Immortals are orphans.

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* ParentalAbandonment: All Immortals Both Richie and Duncan on ''Highlander: The Series'' are orphans.orphans. Many in the fanbase have used this fact to conclude that all immortals must also be orphans. Whether this is true or not is unknown, and the idea is never mentioned again.
11th Mar '17 2:45:03 PM nombretomado
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* GoodScarsEvilScars: The Kurgan and General Katana. For the latter, the filmmakers applied makeup to the [[RealLifeWritesThePlot already-existing scar]] on MichaelIronside's head, exaggerating its grotesqueness.

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* GoodScarsEvilScars: The Kurgan and General Katana. For the latter, the filmmakers applied makeup to the [[RealLifeWritesThePlot already-existing scar]] on MichaelIronside's Creator/MichaelIronside's head, exaggerating its grotesqueness.
26th Feb '17 8:00:27 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* It all started with a single film: ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' (1986) introduces Connor [=MacLeod=] (Christopher Lambert), an Immortal born in the [[TitleDrop Scottish Highlands]]. In a series of flashbacks, Connor is mentored by Juan Ramírez (SeanConnery), a wise Immortal who teaches him the basics before being beheaded by Connor's sworn enemy, [[BigBad the Kurgan]] (Creator/ClancyBrown). The film's other half takes place in [[TheEighties Eighties]]-era [[BigApplesauce New York City]], where all the world's Immortals, whose numbers are now growing thin, are drawn together to [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne battle to the last man]] [[DuelToTheDeath in a final showdown]] dubbed "The Gathering". By the end of the film, Connor and the Kurgan are the only Immortals left. Connor kills him in a FinalBattle, [[DistressedDamsel saves the girl]] (Roxanne Hart), and gains The Prize.

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* It all started with a single film: ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' (1986) introduces Connor [=MacLeod=] (Christopher Lambert), an Immortal born in the [[TitleDrop Scottish Highlands]]. In a series of flashbacks, Connor is mentored by Juan Ramírez (SeanConnery), (Creator/SeanConnery), a wise Immortal who teaches him the basics before being beheaded by Connor's sworn enemy, [[BigBad the Kurgan]] (Creator/ClancyBrown). The film's other half takes place in [[TheEighties Eighties]]-era [[BigApplesauce New York City]], where all the world's Immortals, whose numbers are now growing thin, are drawn together to [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne battle to the last man]] [[DuelToTheDeath in a final showdown]] dubbed "The Gathering". By the end of the film, Connor and the Kurgan are the only Immortals left. Connor kills him in a FinalBattle, [[DistressedDamsel saves the girl]] (Roxanne Hart), and gains The Prize.
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