History Series / HIGHLANDER

19th Dec '16 7:02:55 AM LarryMullen
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* {{Squick}}: At one point, to escape the titular characters of "Mountain Men" who have him at gunpoint, Duncan decides to leap off of a high cliff. The men assume that he's dead until a conversation their leader has with Tessa asserts otherwise. We then see Duncan recovering at the bottom of the ravine, with his bones gradually (and audibly) snapping back into place as his HealingFactor kicks in.
14th Dec '16 12:13:48 PM Xtifr
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'''''Highlander: The Series''''' was the 1992-1997 series that was inspired by the popular ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' film franchise. It starred British actor Adrian Paul as Duncan [=MacLeod=], the younger kinsman of the film's central character, Connor [=MacLeod=]. Initially, there was uncertainty as to whether the film character would be recast or a new character created; even Adrian Paul wasn't certain who he would be playing for a time. But the decision was made to develop a whole new character for the series.

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'''''Highlander: ''Highlander: The Series''''' Series'' was the 1992-1997 series that was inspired by the popular ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' film franchise. It starred British actor Adrian Paul as Duncan [=MacLeod=], the younger kinsman of the film's central character, Connor [=MacLeod=]. Initially, there was uncertainty as to whether the film character would be recast or a new character created; even Adrian Paul wasn't certain who he would be playing for a time. But the decision was made to develop a whole new character for the series.
12th Dec '16 2:12:39 PM MikeW
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** Two hundred years later, the Earl's friend, Immortal Steven Keane, comes looking for payback on Duncan. Duncan realizes that Keane is doing pretty much the same thing Duncan has done several times, settling a score from long ago and they're not that different.

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** Two hundred and fifty years later, the Earl's friend, Immortal Steven Keane, comes looking for payback on Duncan. Duncan realizes that Keane is doing pretty much the same thing Duncan has done several times, settling a score from long ago and they're not that different.


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** In the 18th century, Duncan was tutored by a Japanese warrior who was forced to take his own life for honor. Duncan swore that the man's family would always know that if they ever needed help, they could come to Duncan Macleod. 200 years later, the samurai's female descendant comes to Duncan for help and surprised Duncan knows of the "family legend." She even says she doesn't expect Duncan to honor a commitment from his "ancestor" but of course, he insists on helping.
5th Dec '16 10:34:07 PM DwayneHicks
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* KatanasAreJustBetter: Subverted. The katana is Duncan's weapon of choice, but it is never presented as inherently better than any other sword. Also, Duncan has used a wide variety of other swords, including claymore, an arming sword and a rapier/dagger combo.

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* KatanasAreJustBetter: Subverted.Averted. The katana is Duncan's weapon of choice, but it is never presented as inherently better than any other sword. Also, Duncan has used a wide variety of other swords, including claymore, an arming sword and a rapier/dagger combo.
14th Aug '16 9:01:47 PM MikeW
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* MoralMyopia: Used twice in "Forgive Us Our Tresspasses." First, in 1746, Duncan, still reeling after the Scottish defeat at the Battle of Culdoon, discovers the Earl of Rosemont has sent his troops to crush villages in order to put down any more rebellion. A furious Duncan goes to the Earl's home and grabs his son.
-->'''Earl''': Please, don't hurt my son!
-->'''Duncan''': That is what a thousand Scottish mothers cried out before your soldiers murdered their children.
** Two hundred years later, the Earl's friend, Immortal Steven Keane, comes looking for payback on Duncan. Duncan realizes that Keane is doing pretty much the same thing Duncan has done several times, settling a score from long ago and they're not that different.
21st Jun '16 6:50:36 PM gewunomox
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** The Watcher Chronicles CD-Rom lists several other aliases Byron has used over the years. Among them is [[TheDoors James Douglas Morrison.]]

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** The Watcher Chronicles CD-Rom lists several other aliases Byron has used over the years. Among them is [[TheDoors [[Music/TheDoors James Douglas Morrison.]]
6th Jun '16 7:40:39 AM TheWanderer
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** May-Ling Shen, a master swordswoman and martial artist who tutored multiple Immortals including Duncan, was ambushed and killed at a time when she was alone and weaponless because a young Immortal who wanted the Quickening of such a famous Immortal.
19th May '16 10:07:34 PM tag0
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* {{Samurai}}: One of Duncan's teachers was a samurai, Hedeo Koto, from whom Duncan received his katana.

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* {{Samurai}}: One of Duncan's teachers was a samurai, Hedeo Hideo Koto, from whom Duncan received his katana.



** Given a nasty twist in ''Revelation 6:9''

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** Given a nasty twist in ''Revelation 6:9''6:8''
19th May '16 9:58:02 PM tag0
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* EternalLove: The [=DeLioncourts=], for the most part. Others have pointed out to them that [[ArcWords "In the end, there can be only one,"]] but they retort that it's not "the end" yet, and until that time comes, they can still enjoy their lives together.

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* EternalLove: The [=DeLioncourts=], [=DeValincourts=], for the most part. Others have pointed out to them that [[ArcWords "In the end, there can be only one,"]] but they retort that it's not "the end" yet, and until that time comes, they can still enjoy their lives together.
11th May '16 12:00:15 PM NoxSky12599
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* AnAxeToGrind: Caleb packs one, and Duncan ends up using it against him in their duel. Kanwulf was very attached to his, and spends three hundred or so years looking for it after Duncan steals it.



* ArcWords: ''"In the end, there can be only one."''



---> ''Fake Methos'': Can anyone live for 5,000 years and say they did nothing? Risked nothing? Merely stayed alive. It'd be pointless.

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---> ''Fake Methos'': -->'''Fake Methos''': Can anyone live for 5,000 years and say they did nothing? Risked nothing? Merely stayed alive. It'd be pointless.



* AnAxeToGrind: Caleb packs one, and Duncan ends up using it against him in their duel. Kanwulf was very attached to his, and spends three hundred or so years looking for it after Duncan steals it.
* ArcWords: ''In the end, there can be only one''



* EternalLove: The [=DeLioncourts=], for the most part.

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* EternalLove: The [=DeLioncourts=], for the most part. Others have pointed out to them that [[ArcWords "In the end, there can be only one,"]] but they retort that it's not "the end" yet, and until that time comes, they can still enjoy their lives together.



* GoodThingYouCanHeal: But lost limbs don't grow back.

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* GoodThingYouCanHeal: But lost limbs don't grow back. Injuries to the neck also don't seem to fully heal, such as when Duncan tried to behead Kalas but only succeeded in wrecking his vocal chords. Since Kalas used to be a singer, he's still VERY pissed off about it.



* HeelFaceTurn: Methos, over the years.
* HeelFaithTurn: Darius

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* HeelFaceTurn: Methos, over the years.
years. He refers to it as "outgrowing my angry adolescence."
* HeelFaithTurn: DariusDarius, formerly a brutal warlord who intended to conquer all of Europe. After taking the head of an immortal holy man, he resigned from the Game and spent the next several centuries living as a humble monk.



* HonorBeforeReason: Duncan suffers from this. A ''lot.''

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* HonorBeforeReason: Duncan suffers from this. A ''lot.'''' Methos is frequently the one to call him out on it.



* IHaveNoSon: Ian [=MacLeod=] does this to Duncan in the 'Family Tree' flashback.

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* IHaveNoSon: Ian [=MacLeod=] does this to Duncan in the 'Family Tree' flashback. Duncan's adoptive mother feels differently.
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