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4th Dec '15 2:24:53 AM KenKevinStriker
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[[WMG: The Highlander universe takes place in a world with only Queen music.]]

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[[WMG: The Highlander universe takes place in a world with only Queen music.songs.]]
11th Sep '15 9:57:39 PM ErikModi
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** One of the alternate cuts of the film replaces "The Planet Zeist" with "The Distant Past," which more or less makes this "canon" (loathe though I am to use that word in relation to anything Highlander 2.) Whether making Immortals time-travellers instead of aliens is an improvement or not varies on your feelings.
5th May '15 5:57:50 PM KenKevinStriker
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Also, in the sequel, Connor turns on a jukebox at a bar to listen to "A Kind Of Magic".

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Also, in * In the sequel, Connor turns on a jukebox at a bar to listen to "A Kind Of of Magic".
5th May '15 5:56:42 PM KenKevinStriker
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An odd case where whenever a character in the film can hear the background music in a scene, it's always Queen. At the wrestling match, it's "Princes of The Universe". In the Kurgan's tape deck, "Gimme The Prize". In the bar where Connor meets Brenda, "One Year Of Love". On Kirk Matunas's car radio, "Hammer To Fall". Even in the sequel, Connor turns on a jukebox at a bar to listen to "A Kind Of Magic".

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An odd case where whenever a character in the film can hear the background music in a scene, it's always Queen. At the wrestling match, it's "Princes of The Universe". In the Kurgan's tape deck, "Gimme The Prize". In the bar where Connor meets Brenda, "One Year Of Love". On Kirk Matunas's car radio, "Hammer To Fall". Even when The Kurgan begins singing "New York, New York", what do we hear shortly after? Queen's cover of the same song.
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in the sequel, Connor turns on a jukebox at a bar to listen to "A Kind Of Magic".
5th May '15 5:45:24 PM KenKevinStriker
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[[WMG: The Highlander universe takes place in a world with only Queen music.]]
An odd case where whenever a character in the film can hear the background music in a scene, it's always Queen. At the wrestling match, it's "Princes of The Universe". In the Kurgan's tape deck, "Gimme The Prize". In the bar where Connor meets Brenda, "One Year Of Love". On Kirk Matunas's car radio, "Hammer To Fall". Even in the sequel, Connor turns on a jukebox at a bar to listen to "A Kind Of Magic".
24th Dec '14 6:22:59 PM twingle93
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On a mostly unrelated note, in order for an immortal to get a "free" Quickening, they need to be close enough to experience "The Buzz" off of that immortal.

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On a mostly unrelated note, in order for an immortal to get a "free" Quickening, they need to be close enough to experience "The Buzz" off of that immortal.immortal.
** Alternatively, a Quickening still occurs, it's just an extremely weak one since the dormant immortal has only lived a few decades at most (and not killed anyone else to collect their power), making dormant immortals terrible targets barely worth the effort except by the most evil and desperate of immortals (like the Kurgan).
26th Jun '14 1:57:58 PM marmota-b
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* Why did they start cutting off heads, anyway? Chances are, the Prize was deduced from the effects of the Quickening. Kill one Immortal, gain their power, kill all of them, gain all the power. Appears to be a logical conclusion taken to a mythical extreme over the millennia.
26th Jun '14 1:47:57 PM marmota-b
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* On the other hand, there is no reason why it should be specifically Methos.
29th Dec '13 1:12:45 AM LeRusecue
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Think about it, how would the immortals even know about it? Because they're "born" with that in mind or sense it ala "The Buzz"? If that were the case, wouldn't they also immediately know what's going on upon awaking from their first death? Plus, with new immortals apparently being born all the time, could it ever truly end? Would the game being won keep the future immortals from being able to become immortal? What about the mortals who will become immortal upon their first death, will they now just die instead? Chances are, "The Prize" was just something made up by the first generation of immortals who wanted to believe that they could eventually live without worrying about being beheaded every day.

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Think about it, how would the immortals even know about it? Because they're "born" with that in mind or sense it ala "The Buzz"? If that were the case, wouldn't they also immediately know what's going on upon awaking waking from their first death? Plus, with new immortals apparently being born all the time, could it ever truly end? Would the game being won keep the those future immortals from being able to become immortal? What about the mortals who will become immortal upon their first death, death who are already around, will they now just die instead? Chances are, "The Prize" was just something made up by the first generation of immortals who wanted to believe that they could eventually live without worrying about being beheaded every day.



Also, in order for an immortal to get a "free" Quickening, they need to be close enough to experience "The Buzz".

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Also, Additionally, if a dormant immortal is killed via beheading, by another dormant immortal or true immortal, there will be no Quickening because, for all intents and purposes, they never became a true immortal. Basically, you don't need to be out of dormancy to receive a Quickening, but you do need to be immortal to have one occur upon your beheading.

On a mostly unrelated note,
in order for an immortal to get a "free" Quickening, they need to be close enough to experience "The Buzz".Buzz" off of that immortal.
29th Dec '13 1:01:20 AM LeRusecue
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Think about, how would the immortals know about it? Because they're "born" with that in mind or sense it ala "The Buzz"? If that were the case, wouldn't they also immediately know that they've become immortal upon awaking from their first death? Chances are, "The Prize" was just something made up by the first generation of immortals who wanted there to be some reason for the killings, perhaps as justification. Plus, with new immortals apparently being born all the time, could it ever truly end? Would the game being won keep the future immortals from being able to become immortal? What about the mortals who will become immortal upon their first death, will they now just die instead? The Prize being made up just makes more sense, because an eventual end to all of the fighting and the possibility of not having to worry about losing their head appealed to the immortals.

Alternatively, as someone said above, The Prize is just a temporary thing. You can only be the winner until a dormant immortal finally has their first death, or if an immortal in some kind of stasis state comes out of it, like Kane in the third film.

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Think about, about it, how would the immortals even know about it? Because they're "born" with that in mind or sense it ala "The Buzz"? If that were the case, wouldn't they also immediately know that they've become immortal what's going on upon awaking from their first death? Chances are, "The Prize" was just something made up by the first generation of immortals who wanted there to be some reason for the killings, perhaps as justification. Plus, with new immortals apparently being born all the time, could it ever truly end? Would the game being won keep the future immortals from being able to become immortal? What about the mortals who will become immortal upon their first death, will they now just die instead? The Prize being Chances are, "The Prize" was just something made up just makes more sense, because an eventual end to all of by the fighting and the possibility first generation of not having immortals who wanted to worry believe that they could eventually live without worrying about losing their head appealed to the immortals.

being beheaded every day.

Alternatively, as someone said above, above said, The Prize is just a temporary thing. You can only be the winner until a dormant immortal finally has their first death, or if an immortal in some kind of stasis state comes out of it, like Kane in the third film.



We just don't know it because when they got their first Quickening from a more evolved species, they had an "Evolution Quickening," kinda like the Dark Quickening in season five. That, and they've probably all lost their heads by the 1900s, at the latest.

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We just don't know it because when they got their first Quickening from a the more evolved species, they had an "Evolution Quickening," kinda like the Dark Quickening in season five. That, and they've probably all lost their heads by the 1900s, at the latest.
1900 anyway.



If a dormant immortal who has yet to experience their first death takes the head of an immortal, then instead of having the Quickening fade out like when a normal mortal takes their head, it will strike the mortal and end up killing them, thus making them immortal.

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If a dormant immortal who has yet to experience their first death takes the head of an active immortal, then instead of having the Quickening not manifest or fade out away like when a normal mortal takes their a head, it will strike the mortal them and end up killing them, causing their first death, thus making turning them immortal.immortal. Though, as we saw in one episode of The Raven, this would only happen if a true immortal was not in range.

Also, in order for an immortal to get a "free" Quickening, they need to be close enough to experience "The Buzz".
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