History Fridge / HIGHLANDER

23rd May '17 7:44:54 PM aft
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*** Although the manner in which immortals are born is unknown, it is canon that all immortals are foundlings. They could have mortal parent(s), fairy parent(s), divine parent(s), or they could even be products of alien genetic experiments a la Stargate, but all immortals (as far as Duncan and Co. know) were all foundlings.

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*** Although the manner in which immortals are born is unknown, it is canon that all immortals are foundlings. They could have mortal parent(s), fairy parent(s), divine parent(s), or they could even be products of alien genetic experiments a la Stargate, but all immortals (as far as Duncan and Co. know) were all are foundlings.
23rd May '17 7:44:14 PM aft
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****Although the manner in which immortals are born is unknown, it is canon that all immortals are foundlings. They could have mortal parent(s), fairy parent(s), divine parent(s), or they could even be products of alien genetic experiments a la Stargate, but all immortals (as far as Duncan and Co. know) were all foundlings.
15th Mar '17 5:34:12 PM twingle93
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*** Well Richie and Duncan are. Whether all immortals are foundlings or are born from human parents has been debated by fans. Seems a lot to infer from a single instance in a single episode involving what could just be coincidence among two characters.

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*** Well Richie and Duncan are. Whether all immortals are foundlings or are born from human parents (or something else) has been endlessly debated by fans. Seems fans, and it seems a lot to infer from a single instance in a single episode involving what could just be coincidence among two characters.
characters which is never brought up again. We never hear the birth stories of any other immortal.
15th Mar '17 5:19:40 PM twingle93
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** Actually early episodes of the first season did include police investigations into the beheadings and even several potential FriendOnTheForce characters. It was eventually dropped due to it causing more problems than it solved. After that, the Watcher idea works.

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** Actually early episodes of the first season did include police investigations into the beheadings and even several potential FriendOnTheForce characters. It was eventually dropped due to it causing more problems than it solved. After that, the Watcher idea works.works.
** The Watchers might also want the bodies for study as their purpose is to gather information on Immortals.

* Duncan is just four hundred years old, and yet he is consistently able to defeat immortals that are older than him by a factor of ten or more. Until we see in a flashback about how Duncan got his first Quickening, an older immortal sacrificed himself to give his power to Duncan when he was still young and inexperienced. We don't how old and powerful that Immortal was. For all we know he could have been as almost as old as Mythos. It could definitely explain the edge that Duncan displays in future battles.
15th Mar '17 5:11:57 PM twingle93
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*** Well Richie and Duncan are. Whether all immortals are foundlings or are born from human parents has been debated by fans. Seems a lot to infer from a single instance in a single episode involving what could just be coincidence among two characters.
18th Nov '16 12:21:20 PM cdrood
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* Through the first season of the show, one might wonder how the authorities constantly miss so many headless bodies turning up with signs of destruction around them from the Quickening. The introduction of the Watchers explains this as (while not obviously stated), it's hinted the Watchers want to keep up TheMasquerade as much as Immortals do. Thus, it makes total sense that when they see a duel go down, a Watcher is quick to clean up as much of the evidence as possible to keep the existence of people dueling to the death quiet.

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* Through the first season of the show, one might wonder how the authorities constantly miss so many headless bodies turning up with signs of destruction around them from the Quickening. The introduction of the Watchers explains this as (while not obviously stated), it's hinted the Watchers want to keep up TheMasquerade as much as Immortals do. Thus, it makes total sense that when they see a duel go down, a Watcher is quick to clean up as much of the evidence as possible to keep the existence of people dueling to the death quiet.quiet.
** Actually early episodes of the first season did include police investigations into the beheadings and even several potential FriendOnTheForce characters. It was eventually dropped due to it causing more problems than it solved. After that, the Watcher idea works.
23rd Aug '16 9:56:56 PM MikeW
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** This seems proven in the show when Kalas recieved a vicious cut across his throat during a duel with Duncan in the 1920's. Seventy years later, Kalas' once-great voice is now reduced to a throaty rasp.



* In the first episode Connor tells Duncan someone should keep an eye on Richie when he witnesses a duel(Duncan agrees and it's how he ends up taking him in). When watching the show the first time it comes of as because he knows about immortals, but the meaning changes when watching it again after the second season episode where Richie becomes immortal. Duncan and Connor both knew Richie was pre-immortal and that's why Duncan took him in, so he could there to teach him if his immortality was awakened.

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* In the first episode Connor tells Duncan someone should keep an eye on Richie when he witnesses a duel(Duncan agrees and it's how he ends up taking him in). When watching the show the first time it comes of as because he knows about immortals, but the meaning changes when watching it again after the second season episode where Richie becomes immortal. Duncan and Connor both knew Richie was pre-immortal and that's why Duncan took him in, so he could there to teach him if his immortality was awakened.awakened.

* Through the first season of the show, one might wonder how the authorities constantly miss so many headless bodies turning up with signs of destruction around them from the Quickening. The introduction of the Watchers explains this as (while not obviously stated), it's hinted the Watchers want to keep up TheMasquerade as much as Immortals do. Thus, it makes total sense that when they see a duel go down, a Watcher is quick to clean up as much of the evidence as possible to keep the existence of people dueling to the death quiet.
7th Mar '16 6:51:49 AM Avenuewriter
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* It's worth noting that in spite of living through various wars and fighting many immortals Connor's body is in fine condition with no scars to speak of, yet the Kurgan sports a gnarly scar on his neck after his battle with Ramirez. Then you realize, with decapitation being the only way to kill an immortal, that the neck is their one and only weak spot. So wounds to their necks won't heal like the rest of their body.



* In the first episode Connor tells Duncan someone should keep an eye on Richie when he witnesses a duel(Duncan agrees and it's how he ends up taking him in). When watching the show the first time it comes of as because he knows about immortals, but the meaning changes when watching it again after the second season episode where Richie becomes immortal. Duncan and Connor both knew Richie was pre-immortal and that's why Duncan took him in, so he could there to teach him if his immortality was awakened.

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* In the first episode Connor tells Duncan someone should keep an eye on Richie when he witnesses a duel(Duncan agrees and it's how he ends up taking him in). When watching the show the first time it comes of as because he knows about immortals, but the meaning changes when watching it again after the second season episode where Richie becomes immortal. Duncan and Connor both knew Richie was pre-immortal and that's why Duncan took him in, so he could there to teach him if his immortality was awakened.
26th Sep '15 11:56:36 PM ultimomant
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* In the first episode Connor tells Duncan someone should keep an eye on Richie when he witnessesa duel(Duncan agrees and it's how he ends up taking him in). When watching the show the first time it comes of as because he knows about immortals, but the meaning changes when watching it again after the second season episode where Richie becomes immortal. Duncan and Connor both knew Richie was pre-immortal and that's why Duncan took him in, so he could there to teach him if his immortality was awakened.

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* In the first episode Connor tells Duncan someone should keep an eye on Richie when he witnessesa witnesses a duel(Duncan agrees and it's how he ends up taking him in). When watching the show the first time it comes of as because he knows about immortals, but the meaning changes when watching it again after the second season episode where Richie becomes immortal. Duncan and Connor both knew Richie was pre-immortal and that's why Duncan took him in, so he could there to teach him if his immortality was awakened.
14th Feb '15 3:39:44 AM BlastHardcheese
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* The reason why Ramirez, the centuries old Egyptian sounds Scottish is because, he and Connor and Heather are all actually speaking in Scottish/Gaelic/whatever Connor's native dialect is.

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* The reason why Ramirez, the centuries old Egyptian sounds Scottish is because, because he and Connor and Heather are all actually speaking in Scottish/Gaelic/whatever Connor's native dialect is.
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