History Headscratchers / Highlander

15th Mar '17 6:17:11 PM twingle93
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** The Kurgan was a legend among Immortals, the most evil, the purist warrior. I think Ramirez was too uncertain of himself after having heard the legends about the Kurgan, and didn't truly believe that the Kurgan could be defeated, at least not by Ramirez. It would be like going up against Jason Voorhees.
15th Mar '17 6:12:07 PM twingle93
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** Maybe it was some extinct beast that the Kurgan found his travels and killed in some remote part of the world. It was the last of its kind, and was never discovered by naturalists. Fighting a beast and driving it to extinction sounds like something the Kurgan would relish doing.
11th Feb '17 3:46:50 PM aurast
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** Expanding on the EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, I'd suggest that in the original movie, an immortal could kill a pre-immortal and then decapitate him immediately afterwards, thus getting the quickening. The Kurgan's actions suggest that this was possible.
2nd Feb '17 9:08:30 AM MacronNotes
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*** Well, in the series at least, Duncan lops off a couple heads with the barest of effort (in one instance, it looks like he only moves the blade--in this case, a ''rapier''--a few inches and takes off the head). So it might be that the neck isn't just the immortals' only vulnerable part, but it is also a weakpoint to hit ForMassiveDamage.\\\

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*** Well, in the series at least, Duncan lops off a couple heads with the barest of effort (in one instance, it looks like he only moves the blade--in this case, a ''rapier''--a few inches and takes off the head). So it might be that the neck isn't just the immortals' only vulnerable part, but it is also a weakpoint to hit ForMassiveDamage.hit.\\\
6th Jan '17 7:23:46 AM SeptimusHeap
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*** Second: Connor gets pissy with Brenda on two occasions: first, when he's just survived an encounter with the Kurgan and in a context where he's trying to keep her out of harm's way. At that point his blood's still up, his adrenalin hasn't worn off, so he's not as gentle as he might otherwise want to be. Second, when he discovers that she's a cop, he thinks she's trying to set him up for murder in a HoneyTrap, and even more so when he finds out her only real interest in him is because of [[FreudWasRight his sword.]] That's ''after'' she's agreed to have dinner with him and in a context where he thinks her interest in him is genuine and not mercenary. On both occasions I'd call his reactions understandable.

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*** Second: Connor gets pissy with Brenda on two occasions: first, when he's just survived an encounter with the Kurgan and in a context where he's trying to keep her out of harm's way. At that point his blood's still up, his adrenalin hasn't worn off, so he's not as gentle as he might otherwise want to be. Second, when he discovers that she's a cop, he thinks she's trying to set him up for murder in a HoneyTrap, and even more so when he finds out her only real interest in him is because of [[FreudWasRight his sword.]] sword. That's ''after'' she's agreed to have dinner with him and in a context where he thinks her interest in him is genuine and not mercenary. On both occasions I'd call his reactions understandable.
11th Nov '16 6:34:01 PM Lordmalgo
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**It does not look like it belongs to any specific animal. Given that the Kurgan's people were terrifying to fight, it would make sense for them to make their helmets resemble skulls to induce fear into whoever they were fighting.
20th Feb '16 9:06:21 PM aurast
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** Even good guys can fall prey to the temptaion to Monologue.

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** Even good guys can fall prey to the temptaion temptation to Monologue.Monologue.
** Perhaps he wasn't sure of the blow. The Kurgan was at a disadvantage, yes, but perhaps Ramirez hesitated too long because he wanted to be certain of a killing stroke.
15th Jan '16 6:26:23 AM ADKZ
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*** No sure how "being blown to pieces by artillery fire" would count as proof, as the odds of such a thing causing your head getting separated from the body would be quite good.
18th Nov '15 4:18:03 PM CockroachCharlie
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*** Certainly, rapiers did have a cutting edge (as did the Toledo Salamanca), and could deliver some violent and certainly disorienting slashing wounds, but the build of the blade simply was not meant for dismemberment of any sort. The basic style rapier (a broad term, I know), was designed for quick movements, which the heavier dismemberment blades could not handle. Even the sturdiest rapier blade would require extreme force to push through the neck muscles and vertebrae, which the human body builds powerfully for a reason. With most cutting weapons, a single stroke decapitation is difficult to achieve. Using no sarcasm, I would be most interested to see an example of a rapier based weapon pulling this off with human strength.
11th Sep '15 9:00:04 PM ErikModi
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** Displaced fear. After all, she was consorting with him, so she might be just as guilty. . . unless she jumps straight to the head of the "burn the witch!" line. Or she may have felt that, if he is indeed a demon, he's "defiled" her in some way, and the only way to be clean is to see him killed.
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