->''Seven centuries have passed since the world was plunged into darkness...''

[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A cartoon based on the]] CultClassic film ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' taking place in a post apocalyptic wasteland seven hundred years after a giant asteroid devastated Earth (with a little help from fallout caused by nuclear missiles deployed in a failed attempt to stop it). After "[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt The Great Catastrophe]]", as it came to be called, the world's immortals banded together to restore the world to its former state. Unfortunately they were betrayed by the evil Immortal known as Lord Kortan, who decided he'd rather the world stay a miserable ruin because it'd be easier to conquer and rule that way and because the other immortals, now known as Jettetors[[note]]from the French ''jette'', "to throw", as in those who have thrown down their swords[[/note]], took a mystical oath that prevented them from killing another immortal they were powerless to stop him. [[WhatAnIdiot Didn't really think that one through]].

Kortan kills the protagonist of the first movie, Connor [=McLeod=], and proceeds to hoard the last of Earth's science and technology for himself in his walled fortress city of Mogonda, which he rules with an iron fist. Now, only the newly awakened immortal Quentin [=McLeod=], born after the others took the oath, can stop Kortan and restore Earth to her former glory. To do this he'll need to [[GottaCatchEmAll track down the other immortals]] and gain their knowledge and skills. Fortunately for them, a side effect of the oath allows them to perform The Quickening by holding their sword with Quentin instead of getting their heads cut off, though it does cause them to lose their immortality as their power is transferred to Quentin.

The series started in 1994 and lasted for two seasons. There were a total of 40 episodes. Notably, this series does not share continuity with ''any'' other version of ''Highlander''. While most sequels and spinoffs, though usually unrelated to each other, at least nominally follow on from the continuity of the first film, in this series Connor dies before the show even starts without ever attaining "The Prize" while Ramirez, conversely, survives and becomes the mentor to the main character.

!!This series provides examples of:

* ABNegative: When Asklepios is injured and needs a blood transfusion, Valka convince Quentin and Ramirez to donated their blood, since an immortal's blood is universal.
* AfterTheEnd: Yup. Is there a future ''Highlander'' story where the world ''hasn't'' been completely destroyed?
* ArmorIsUseless: The hunters' armored uniforms routinely do nothing to keep them from being knocked out by blows to the head or staggered by punches to the stomach.
* {{BFS}}: Kortan yield by far the largest sword among the immortals.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: The Anomas, giant radioactive ants bred by Lord Kortan.
* BigNo: Kortan emits a bizarrely strangled sounding Big No after Quentin [=MacLeod=] is stabbed by one of his henchmen, which activates Quentin's immortality.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: At the start of the series, the first Jettator to die at Kortan's hands is Mangus, the architect.
* BookBurning: One episode features a rogue Hunter who tries to carve out his own empire and decides the best way to keep his people in line would be to restrict their access to knowledge. It should come as no surprise that his number is [[Literature/Fahrenheit451 451]].
* {{Bowdlerization}}: Unlike the movies and live-action shows, nobody "loses their head" in this series. The quickening consists simply of two people [[StabTheSky holding a sword up to the sky]] while one of them has their knowledge, etc. transferred to the other. TropesAreNotBad, however, as this makes the show more accessible to those would never watch the R-rated Highlander movies[[note]]One of them was rated PG-13, but a later R-rated version was later released.[[/note]].
* BraveScot: Naturally. In addition to the title character, there's also the people of the Clan Dundee, who raised him. Oddly, while the Dundee speak with Scottish accents, Quentin himself sounds UsefulNotes/{{Canadian|Accents}} (maybe he's from Nova Scotia).
* BullyingADragon: Asklepios loves shooting his mouth off at Arak, even though Arak could snap him like a twig, and Kortan ordering them to break it up is the only thing that stops him.
* ButWhatAboutTheAstronauts: Done ''twice''. Once with a space station crew who'd been in suspended animation since before the asteroid impact and later an immortal who'd been exploring outer space by himself for the past 700 years returns to Earth.
* CargoCult: The Iron City Raiders, who worship the world's last Browning heavy machine gun, which they refer to as "The Brown".
* DownerBeginning: As the series begins, the Earth is under the tyrannical rule of Kortan and much of what's left of civilization is in ruins.
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: Quentin does this on two occasions, first when he gets a hold of an ancient machine gun and then when Yoshoda, the Jettetor of Combat gives him his own army to lead as a SecretTestOfCharacter.
* FacelessGoons: The Hunters. The few who get any characterization, like Arak's right hand man Mer and the rogue Hunter Four Five One have {{Custom Uniform}}s that show off the lower half of their faces.
* FateWorseThanDeath: One immortal was afflicted with radiation and waited 700 years [[DeathSeeker for either Quentin or Kortan to release from his horrible pain.]]
* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: Kortan.
** TheDragon: Malone, though a less combat-oriented one than most.
** TheEvilGenius: Asklepios.
** TheBrute: Arak.
** TheDarkChick: Valka.
* HonorBeforeReason: Quentin once got hold of Kortan's prized sword and threaten to melt it down if Kortan wouldn't release his friends. After Kortan let them go, Quentin threw Kortan's sword back to him undamaged.
* HorseOfADifferentColor: Quentin and Ramirez ride armless, featherless dinosaur-like creatures called Gavors. The Dundees have beasts of burden called Gorans that look like horned sauropods. Hunters are sometimes seen riding giant iguanas when they're not driving tanks, possibly a ShoutOut to the 1990s ''StarWars'' re-release.
* ILoveNuclearPower: Lots of strange new animals have been created by nuclear fallout, including giant ants. Aveted, however by Promethos, Jettetor of Atomic Power, who is a hideously deformed mass of tumors due to being constantly exposed to radiation and not being able to die from it. Then again, there's also a tribe of mutant Arabs with blue skin and webbed hands.
* ItsAllMyFault: According to one astrophysicist immortal, the Great Catastrophe was all because of his fault. [[NukeEm While nukes were ready to be launched against the asteroid]], he made a last minute calculation and urgently called the army to stand down as the asteroid was going miss the Earth. The army aborted the launch immediately. However, he realized his mistake when he made another last minute calculation and frantically called the army to launch the missiles at once. Unfortunately, it was already too late [[ApocalypseHow as the asteroid has already entered the atmosphere and hit the Earth]]. He never got over it and blamed himself for the next 700 years.
* KillItWithFire: Some of the Hunters wield flamethrowers. Ramirez is also fond of homemade incendiary grenades.
* LoopholeAbuse: Like all the other immortals, Cornell took an oath to stop fighting. However, he changed his name to "Orion" so he can challenge Kortan. Same with Matsuda who built a cyborg to fight for him.
* MadBomber: "King" Melvyn the Magnificent.
* {{Mooks}}: The Hunters. Likely based on ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'''s Sardaukar, as they are all descended from the inmates of an old world penal colony.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Gaul is a mutant with the face of an orangutan, the body of a small, fuzzy centaur and the ears of a rabbit.
* MoralityPet: Clyde is usually the only thing that stops Quentin from going over the deep end when he starts turning to the dark side.
* MortalityEnsues: As in the original movie mortality is presented as a reward for both the Jettators after they give the power to Quentin, and eventually Quentin himself one day.
* MythologyGag: Various characters repeatedly refer to LostTechnology from the old world as "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0p_1QSUsbsM a kind of magic]]".
* NoEnding: Over the course of 40 episodes Quentin manages to gain the power of numerous Jettetors, infiltrates Kortan's fortress numerous times, and survives numerous encounters with Kortan himself, but he never got any closer to that final showdown.
* PsychopathicManchild: Malone.
* ReadingIsCoolAesop: The episode in which the aptly-named Hunter Four Five One appears, naturally. Unsurprisingly, most people born after the great catastrophe are illiterate and Quentin only learns how to read by absorbing the knowledge of another immortal, though he promises to teach Clyde.
* SadistTeacher: Ramirez takes advantage of the fact Quentin is immortal to pull some truly nasty ordeals on him while training him, like setting him on fire or knocking him off the top of a 20 story electrical tower.
* ShoutOut: One episode features a rogue Hunter who was trying to carve out his own empire and wanted to take an ancient library as his palace and burn all the books. His code? [[Literature/Fahrenheit451 Hunter #451]].
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: In at least one episode it's played up how if you're immortal, you can't drown. You can even talk underwater.
* UndyingLoyalty: Valka loves Asklepios and is extremely loyal to him, even if sometimes he treats her badly.
* YouAreNumberSix: The Hunters all have numbers instead of names; being promoted to a command position actually seems to carry with it the privilege of having an individual name. Amusingly the aforementioned book burning megalomaniac rogue hunter keeps referring to himself as Four Five One even after parting ways with Lord Kortan.
* TheWorfEffect: Connnor [=MacLeod=] shows up in a flashback, just for the sake of showing that Kortan's even tougher than he is.