History Headscratchers / Highlander

10th Apr '18 6:22:37 AM ErikModi
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** Never saw the series, but did try and play the game based on it (which sucked ''hard''.) My first bad feeling came when describing the setting, and specifically when telling that Connor MacLeod went to try and deal with the traitor, he lost the fight immediately because he'd taken the oath of pacifism. Seriously? Connor MadFuckingLeod let himself get beheaded because an oath stopped him from fighting back, even in self-defense? IdiotPlot indeed.

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** Never saw the series, but did try and play the game based on it (which sucked ''hard''.) My first bad feeling came when describing the setting, and specifically when telling that Connor MacLeod [=MacLeod=] went to try and deal with the traitor, he lost the fight immediately because he'd taken the oath of pacifism. Seriously? Connor MadFuckingLeod [=MacFuckingLeod=] let himself get beheaded because an oath stopped him from fighting back, even in self-defense? IdiotPlot indeed.
10th Apr '18 5:49:13 AM ErikModi
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** There's also PragmaticVillainy to consider. Even Mr. Perfect Warrior might need a place to rest and recharge for a few years, or just flee to if a fight goes south on him. If it gets out that Kurgan doesn't respect Holy Ground, then no one else will in regards to him either, and he's just lost his ''only'' safety net.
28th Mar '18 3:13:42 PM Dogson82
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*** No sword expert here, but I don't think Fasil' sword is a rapier. Photos of rapiers in wikipedia show them with a very narrow blade. If you pause the movie when the swords are crossed, Fasil's don't seem to be narrower than Connor's katana and don't seem too different from the pictures in wikipedia entry for "Broadsword". Maybe the cop description was accurate. In other matters, what means a "Toledo Salamanca"? I know about Toledo Steel, and the world famous swords from the Spanish city, but Toledo Salamanca is smashing together the names of two unrelated cities from Spain.
28th Mar '18 2:50:08 PM Dogson82
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* In the first movie, what's the deal with the katana? I't was made with a technique that wasn't invented until more than a thousand years later, and the movie never solves this mystery nor has any relevance to the plot (except making Brenda interested in Nash, but an authentic Masamune sword from the correct period would have done the trick, as they must be rare). The movie was about immortals, not people traveling back in time. Why introduce this element that strains suspension of disbelief without adding anything to the story when they could have said that Ramirez was married to his Japanese wife circa AD 1300 instead of 600 B.C. and change nothing of the plot?
22nd Feb '18 8:09:16 PM TJ411
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** My personal theory has been that Kate and Dugal 'consoled' one another over Connor's Death... and his not being dead suddenly made them the 'bad guys'... But if Connor was dead and this thing that looks like him is a demon, then they were still right to have bonded over his passing... so they become the loudest voices screaming for the Demon to be killed
18th Jan '18 10:38:36 AM nightkiller
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** During a flashback in the episode "Reluctant Heroes", Queen Anne describes Duncan as Catholic.

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** *** During a flashback in the episode "Reluctant Heroes", Queen Anne describes Duncan as Catholic.
18th Jan '18 10:38:03 AM nightkiller
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** During a flashback in the episode "Reluctant Heroes", Queen Anne describes Duncan as Catholic.
14th Oct '17 5:51:47 PM AlexDKZ
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** Let's assume for a moment that mortality was an unavoidable part of the prize, and had Kurgan won he'd only last for those 50 years. Can you imagine the amount of harm a monster like the Kurgan holding such tremendous power could inflict on a worldwide scale over those few decades? By the time he'd be finally dead, humanity would be indeed changed forever, and not in a good way.
25th Jul '17 10:50:15 AM nightkiller
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** Queen Anne refers to Duncan as Catholic in "Reluctant Heroes."
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.
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