History Fridge / HIGHLANDER

27th Dec '17 11:00:05 AM MikeW
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* 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.

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\n** Other media (like tie-in novels) indicate there's a subsection of Watchers inside police and intelligence communities (as well as the media) whose job is to keep an eye out for reports of such incidents and quickly bury them.

* 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.Methos. It could definitely explain the edge that Duncan displays in future battles.




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** This plays into the series as other Immortals born long before Christianity don't take it that seriously. But, like the Kurgan, even they know holy ground counts, whatever the beliefs and hold to that rule.
27th Dec '17 10:56:20 AM MikeW
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-->'''Duncan'': And?

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27th Dec '17 10:56:04 AM MikeW
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* The Kurgan's loutish behavior in the church in the film. While his savage and thuggish personality is an obvious reason for this, there is another reason lurking in the background. Unlike Connor, who was born into a Roman Catholic society in the early 16th century, the Kurgan was born more than a thousand years before the coming of Christianity. As such, he would consider Christianity as just another glorified cult created by mortals fearful of death. Nonetheless, though he doesn't take Christianity seriously as such, even he still recognizes churches as holy ground and won't fight in them.

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* The Kurgan's loutish behavior in the church in the film. While his savage and thuggish personality is an obvious reason for this, there is another reason lurking in the background. Unlike Connor, who was born into a Roman Catholic society in the early 16th century, the Kurgan was born more than a thousand years before the coming of Christianity. As such, he would consider Christianity as just another glorified cult created by mortals fearful of death. Nonetheless, though he doesn't take Christianity seriously as such, even he still recognizes churches as holy ground and won't fight in them.them.

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* Throughout the series, it's mentioned that the one rule Immortals never break is fighting on Holy Ground. But it's never said why or why even the most ruthless Immortal wouldn't break that. Then in "Little Tin God," Joe mentions that according to Watcher legend, the one time two Immortals dueled on Holy Ground was a temple in Italy.
-->'''Duncan'': And?
-->'''Joe''': It was Pompeii. 79 AD.
-->'''Duncan''': The volcano...
27th Sep '17 4:27:50 PM Farnham
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* 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.

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* 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.battles.

* The Kurgan's loutish behavior in the church in the film. While his savage and thuggish personality is an obvious reason for this, there is another reason lurking in the background. Unlike Connor, who was born into a Roman Catholic society in the early 16th century, the Kurgan was born more than a thousand years before the coming of Christianity. As such, he would consider Christianity as just another glorified cult created by mortals fearful of death. Nonetheless, though he doesn't take Christianity seriously as such, even he still recognizes churches as holy ground and won't fight in them.
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.
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