History Series / Highlander

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* KleptomaniacHero: Arguably Amanda some of the time. She is a professional thief, though many of her episodes involve heists. She is one of the heroes.

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**Made explicit in one episode. A rival immortal devoted her life to avenging a killed loved one. Duncan could sympathize, but pointed out that "Nothing you do brings anyone back. Once they're dead... nothing."
* KleptomaniacHero: Arguably Amanda some of the time. She is a professional thief, though so many of her episodes involve heists. She is one of the heroes.
9th Sep '17 2:02:14 PM Byzantine
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*IgnoreTheFanservice: In an episode of Season 3, the villain Kalas holds the beautiful Amanda hostage. She attempts to seduce him and makes sure to show some skin. Kalas casually informs her that he had spend most of his life in a monastery, with the implication that he has been trained to resist temptation. This stops her efforts. This may fit his StoryArc as Kalas has been depicted in several time periods, and he is always depicted as celibate and uninterested in romance.
9th Sep '17 1:36:42 PM Byzantine
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**The Watcher's Chronicles CD-ROM was released by the producers of the series to add background information on the major and minor characters of the series. It also introduced a few characters not actually depicted in the series, as mentors or associates of existing characters. An ancient immortal is named "Obelix the Gaul", after the superhuman character from ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}''. Obelix is mentioned as the mentor of the immortal character Paul Karros, from the series. Karros has mentioned how he fought against the Romans in in the 1st century BC and how he hated them. The Romans happen to be the main villains in Asterix and the comic book series takes place in the 1st century BC.
9th Sep '17 1:22:12 PM Byzantine
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**Kalas, the main villain of Season 3, owns several music-related companies and businesses. A few episodes depict a jazz club which he owns. He chose to name his club ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}''.
9th Sep '17 1:09:04 PM Byzantine
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**Another chain explored in the series involves secondary but memorable characters. Kenneth/Kenny is considered one of the series' most memorable villains, though he appeared in only two episodes. His mentor and surrogate mother is Amanda, the immortal thief who serves as Duncan's main love interest. Amanda's own mentor and surrogate mother Rebecca Horne appears in two episodes and mentioned in several others. Rebecca's death at the hands of a traitorous student is a StoryArc in the series. The Watcher CD mentions Aganesthes of Tiryns as Rebecca's own mentor.
9th Sep '17 12:56:19 PM Byzantine
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*MasterApprenticeChain: Unsurprising in a series where all Immortals have to be trained by more experienced Immortals on how to play the Game. Richie Ryan, one of the main characters, is trained by his mentor Duncan [=MacLeod=] throughout most of the series. Duncan has had several mentors over his life, but the main and original mentor was Connor [=MacLeod=]. Connor appears in a single episode but is mentioned in several others. Connor's own mentor Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez is mentioned in a few episodes, though he is long dead. One episode depicts a character called Graham Ashe as Ramirez's mentor, and Duncan witnesses his death. The Watcher CD mentions Graham Ashe's mentor as Aganesthes of Tiryns, an ancient immortal who mostly appears as TheGhost in the series' supporting material.
9th Sep '17 12:26:25 PM Byzantine
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*SelfMadeOrphan: Played with in "Double Jeopardy". The pre-immortal Morgan [=D'Estaing=] was adopted by a French aristocratic family as their intended heir. His adoptive parents eventually had a biological son and daughter of their own. The parents decided to disown Morgan and leave all their fortune to his younger brother Bernard. When Morgan tried to kill Bernard in a jealous rage, their father killed him and had him buried. When Morgan rose as an Immortal, he had a burning desire to kill his whole family. A few years later, he attempted to do just that. But the actual murders, by poisoning, took place at the hands of his mentor and partner-in-crime Xavier St. Cloud. Xavier considered this another lesson on how to become a proper villain.
9th Sep '17 12:06:03 PM Byzantine
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*OutlivingOnesOffspring: Several Immortals in the series have either adopted children or treat their students as surrogate children. The reactions to the deaths of said offspring are played for drama in a few tearjerker episodes. This is also the main plot of the episode "Justice". Female immortal Katya of Greenhill decided to adopt a very young, homeless child called Elena Moreno. The child was adopted in 1958 and Katya made a point of being part of her daughter's life well into adulthood. Elena eventually married wealthy businessman Armando Baptista and had a daughter of her own. In 1996, Armando found out that Elena was cheating on him with his right-hand-man. He killed them both in a blind rage, but managed to be acquitted in a court of law. Katya can not imagine her life without Elena, and pretty much devotes her life to hunting down Armando.
9th Sep '17 11:02:45 AM Byzantine
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*MuggleMageRomance: Duncan's relationships with mortal women fits the trope. He is a centuries-old Immortal whose HealingFactor and combat skills render him nearly invulnerable. They are typically civilians with no special abilities and vulnerable to aging, illness, and wounds. When they know what he is, their reactions can vary, but they are played for drama. The two most notable mortal lovers, Tessa Noel and Dr. Anne Lindsey, found themselves in the first lines of combat and had their perspectives in life changed.
**The series also explores other dynamics between Immortal and mortal couples, ranging from lifelong bonds and marriages to abusive relationships and mismatched pairings. An unusual pairing involved Immortal Walter Reinhardt and mortal Rebecca Lord. He trained her in sword combat and arranged events to send her against his Immortal rivals, essentially expecting her to fight for him.
9th Sep '17 7:59:40 AM Byzantine
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*WouldHitAGirl: Methos has no problem killing women. Several other Immortals seem to have no problem targeting women, either Immortal or mortal. Notably averted by Grayson, the warmonger immortal from "Band Of Brothers". At one point, Grayson is all alone in the antique store with Tessa, and she expects him to kill her. She even challenges him to do so. He does not harm her or threaten her at all. He comments: "You are a remarkable woman, well worth keeping alive."
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