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For the TV series, see [[Characters/HighlanderTheSeries here]].

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!Highlander

[[folder:Connor [=MacLeod=]]]
!!Connor [=MacLeod=] / Russell Nash
->'''Played by:''' Christopher Lambert (1986-2000)

->''"Hey, it's a kind of magic."''

%%* BadassLongcoat
%%* BraveScot
* DeathByAdaptation: In ''WesternAnimation/HighlanderTheAnimatedSeries'' the BigBad Lord Kortan kills him about 700 years before the show takes place.
* DeathGlare: He's got an impressive one when he's pissed.
%%* {{Determinator}}
%%* MrFanservice
%%* GutturalGrowler
%%* IAmXSonOfY
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
%%* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* RealMenLoveJesus: Astoundingly still a devout Catholic in spite of the xenophobia of his Catholic breathren causing him to be exiled.
* TrophyRoom: Connor has one in his apartment. Given his nature, no surprise it's also a WallOfWeapons.
* WarriorPoet: He does not waste his immortality, but rather enrichens his soul by becoming a patron of fine arts, poetry and music.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Christopher Lambert went to a lot of trouble to develop a mixed non-specific accent appropriate for an immortal who'd lived everywhere over the course of his centuries-long life. Many people just assumed he was trying to do a specific accent and failing badly, even though the intention is underlined by an early dialogue exchange between [=MacLeod=] (operating under the alias Russell Nash) and a suspicious cop:
-->"You talk funny, Nash. Where you from?"
-->"Lots of different places."
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Juan Ramírez]]
!!Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez
->'''Played by:''' Creator/SeanConnery (1986-1991)

->''"We must fight until only one remains. You are safe only on Holy Ground. None of us will violate that rule. It's tradition."''

%%* BadassGrandpa
%%* CoolOldGuy
* DashingHispanic: [[SubvertedTrope "I'm not Spanish, I'm Egyptian!"]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: His is a genuine Masamune piece, custom made by the master himself after he married the smith's daughter. Its superior quality is handwaved away by stating that his genius allowed him to conceive of forging techniques centuries ahead of his time.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: Poor Ramirez.
%%* NiceHat
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: To be entirely fair to him, he'd lived for donkey's years. In-universe, he'd probably just lost it.
%%* TheObiWan
* OverlyLongName: Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez
%%* PimpedOutCape
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Is a major character in ''The Animated Series''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Kurgan]]
!!The Kurgan / Victor Krueger
->'''Played by:''' Creator/ClancyBrown (1986)

->''"I have something to say: it's better to burn out than to fade away!"''

* ArchEnemy: To [=MacLeod=], of course.
* AxCrazy: The Kurgan loves to inflict violence on a whim, and does so with gleeful abandon.
* {{Badass}}: There's a reason he's so feared. He's a nigh-unstoppable warrior who's only become more skilled as the centuries have passed.
* BadassBoast: He's very sure of himself, and with good reason.
-->''"Tonight you sleep in hell."''
-->''"You can't defeat me, Ramirez! I am the strongest!"''
* BaldOfEvil: While he's, "in disguissssssse".
* BigBad: Of the original Film/{{Highlander}}.
* BlackKnight: When he first appears, he's dressed clad in dark, bone-like armour. His appearance from then on echoes this original impression.
* BloodKnight: The Kurgan relishes combat and is usually wearing a massive grin when slaughtering people.
* {{Catchphrase}}: He has two.
-->''"Hello, pretty..."''
-->''"Another time, [=MacLeod=]!"''
* DrivesLikeCrazy: When he [[spoiler:kidnaps Brenda]], he drives across New York with all the skill and restraint of an ape on heroin. Of course, he can't exactly die without the head coming off, so he's unconcerned with the path of carnage he leaves behind.
* EvilLaugh: The undisputed master of this trope.
* EvilSoundsDeep: It was pretty deep to begin with, but after Ramirez wounds his throat it goes to Music/TomWaits levels of roughness.
* ForTheEvulz: And the Prize, but the Kurgan doesn't seem to be in much of a rush. He's having way too much fun.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Moments before his head falls off, the Kurgan gives Connor one last big grin.]]
* IKEAWeaponry: The sword used by the Kurgan in modern times.
* HuskyRusskie: Well sort of, as he's a huge guy whose native tribe existed in what would come to be known as Russia, but wasn't Russia ''yet''.
* LargeHam: A huge ham. He's an entire roast pig. The Kurgan shouts every other word, laughs and yells during combat and basically makes a massive show of himself at every opportunity.
* LaughablyEvil: The Kurgan is extremely entertaining, having lots of fun (especially when committing evil acts).
* TheNameless: The Kurgan has no name, and after [[GenocideFromTheInside slaughtering the rest of the Kurgan tribe]] (of which he was a member), he became simply ''the'' Kurgan. He uses the alias of 'Victor Krueger' in modern times.
* PostRapeTaunt: [[spoiler:Centuries after he rapes her, he taunts [=MacLeod=] that this is the reason his wife never told him about it.]]
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: As he tears people apart, the Kurgan cannot stop grinning and laughing like it's the funniest thing in the world.
* RapePillageAndBurn: His general modus operandi.
* ScaryImpracticalArmor: During the bad ol' days of 1536. Although it's not like he ''needs'' practical armour, seeing as he can shrug off any non-decapitating blows.
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Subverted. He is consistently called "The Kurgan", but neither "Kurgan" nor "The Kurgan" is his name. Rather, it is the name of his (now extinct) tribe.
* VillainSong: While he doesn't sing it, they use the {{Queen}} song "Gimme The Prize (The Kurgan's Theme)" in the film. Despite being pretty badass, the band themselves didn't like it.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Brenda Wyatt]]
!!Brenda Wyatt
->'''Played By:''' Roxanne Hart
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Heather [=MacLeod=]]]
!!Heather [=MacLeod=]]]
->'''Played By:''' Beatie Edney
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rachel Ellenstein]]
!!Rachel Ellenstein
->'''Played By:''' Sheila Gish
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sunda Kastagir]]
!!Sunda Kastagir
->'''Played By:''' Hugh Quarshie

-> ''"Boom boom."''

* CoolSword: A Manchu broadsword.
* NiceGuy: Drinking and reminiscing with [=MacLeod=], he seems like a pretty cool dude.
* QuickNip: Shares one with Conner. This seems to be a thing they do from time to time.
* SacrificialLamb: While obviously overmatched, he goes down swinging. His death means that Conner [=MacLeod=] and The Kurgan are the only two Immortals that remain.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He has two brief scenes.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Iman Fasil]]
!!Iman Fasil
->'''Played By:''' Peter Diamond

->''"[=MacLeod=]."''

* BadassLongcoat: He conceals his sword in what looks to be an overcoat. We never see him wear it; he throws it at [=MacLeod=] as a distraction at the beginning of their duel.
* CoolSword: A Toledo Salamanca broadsword, worth about a million bucks.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: He very obviously doesn't want to, but once [=MacLeod=] disarms him, he doesn't beg or try to run.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: He wears a pair of mirrored sunglasses for most of the fight.
* SharpDressedMan: Particularly compared to the scruffy Conner; Fasil appears wearing a three piece suit, tie, and gloves.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: He's only onscreen for a few minutes, but his death [[IncrediblyLamePun cuts]] the number of Immortals from four to three and brings Conner to the attention of the police, which leads to him and Brenda meeting.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His first name is alternately spelled Iman or Aman.
* SwordSparks: Via the parked cars and [=MacLeod=]'s katana.
* TheVoiceless: Says one word his entire time on screen.

[[/folder]]

!Highlander II: The Quickening

[[folder:General Katana]]
!!General Katana
->Played by: MichaelIronside (1991)

%%* BigBad: Of ''[[Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening The Quickening]]''.
* ChaoticStupid: For no reason, the first thing that Katana does when he gets to Earth is to enter a New York subway train to go over 400 mph which ends with him plowing the train through a wall onto the street.
* EvilOverlord: Of Planet Zeist / the past.
%%* FauxAffablyEvil
* ItAmusedMe: ''Why'' he crashed a train full of people on his first scene on Earth? Because.
%%* LargeHam
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His name combines both K and weapon name.
* NonindicativeName: At no point does he use a Katana.
* StupidEvil: He had absolutely no reason to go to Earth or send his goons there to kill [=MacLeod=], who, in turn, had seemingly no intentions of returning to Zeist (and even if he did, Katana had already beaten him there once with ease).
[[/folder]]

!Highlander III: The Sorceror

[[folder:Kane]]
!!Kane
->Played by: Mario Van Peebles (1994)

%%* BeardOfEvil
%%* BritishTeeth
* CoolShades: The round specs he steals from a street hustler.
%%* DrivesLikeCrazy
* {{Expy}}: Of the Kurgan, as he shares many elements with him (killing a mentor, terrorizing a loved one in a car, etc.).
* FingerlessGloves: Part of his modern outfit.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: He takes a liking to cigars.
%%* GutturalGrowler
* InTheHood: When walking the streets of New York.
%%* MasterOfIllusion
%%* NameOfCain
%%* RapePillageAndBurn
[[/folder]]

!Highlander: Endgame

[[folder:Jacob Kell]]
!!Jacob Kell
->Played by: Bruce Payne (2000)

%%* ArchEnemy: To Connor.
%%* BladeBelowTheShoulder
* IconicItem: Kell is always shown wearing a type of footwear with crucifixes on them (sandals in the 16th century, black shoes in the present).
%%* ItsAllAboutMe
%%* ItsPersonal
* KickTheDog: Murders Rachel in his first scene, purely to hurt Connor. It is strongly implied he has been doing similar stuff throughout Connor's life for the same reason.
%%* LargeHam
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain:
--> A woman is a temple built on a sewer.
* PragmaticVillainy: Completely ignores the rules of The Game by gathering a bunch of followers who help him slay immortals in unfair fights, and murders others on Holy Ground. He suffers no consequences for this other than becoming one of the strongest immortals ever.
%%* {{Revenge}}
* YouKilledMyFather: His main motivation for going after Connor.
[[/folder]]

!Highlander: The Source

[[folder:The Guardian]]
!!The Guardian
->Played by: Christian Solimeno (2007)

* BigBad: Of ''Film/HighlanderTheSource''.
* IncomingHam: "'''''THIS IS THE END OF TIIIIIIIIIIIIIME!!!'''''"
* OddNameOut: Currently the only live-action film BigBad who doesn't have a name starting with K.
%%* SuperSpeed
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