Only dimensional travellers can ever hope to become The One.
- It's obvious really, if neither you nor your dimensional counterparts have ever crossed dimensions (which would be true for the VAST MAJORITY of humanity) then it makes no difference if any of your counterparts die or not, but once at least one of 125 versions of yourself travel dimensions, then a change occurs which makes it possible to benefit from one or more dimensional counterpart's deaths.
Anyone seeking to be The One needs to be in same dimension as their counterpart when they die.
- Like the above WMG, you need to be a dimensional traveller, but that in itself is not enough, the traveller needs to be in the same dimension as his counterpart when they die or are killed, otherwise there is no increase in powers.
- If that were true, wouldn't Gabe be powerless?
- Probably true. If not, everyone will become The One eventually, even if it's at the age of 98 when all his/her other dimensional counterparts have died.
- The above WMG might be extrapolated from the fact that, while a few of the characters die, only Yulaw (et al) seems to become more powerful. However, this probably has more to do with the fact that the other characters' energy was still being divided between 124 versions of themself, while Yulaw's was only split 2 ways.
- One could also argue that the energy is only kept if "you" kill "yourself", at which point it is redistributed to all remaining "you"s. Otherwise, it dissipates. That avoids the issue of super-powered old people.
- Not necessarily kill yourself - it was stated by the writers on the website (now unfortunately gone) that Yulaw wasn't the first one to try it - and one of the others actually employed somebody ELSE to do the killing of their self versions (presumably to try and avoid notice from The Man for as long as possible). So as long as one version is there to act as a 'conduit', when your alternate self dies, the energy goes through you and gets distributed across the universes.
You have to kill yourself to start the chain reaction.
- Related to the others, since you have to be a dimensional traveller and be in the same dimension as your counterpart when they die. However, rather than just being there, you have to initiate the first death. This is what creates the imbalance and the link in the first place, enabling the transfer of power to begin with.
Yulaw kills a few of Roedecker's alternate selves.
Yulaw, when he was a good guy or at least when he was still close to his original self, would probably try to kill other versions of Roedecker to make his friend stronger. His beliefs would indicate he would do this.
Roedecker would feel himself getting stronger which may have made him realize what Yulaw was doing was wrong. He's awfully strong for a normal man when he fights Yulaw.
It's an alternate multiverse of Highlander.
Assume that there are packets of universes that each make up a multiverse. That's why there are a finite number of Laws that can be individually tracked down and killed. In one multiverse where Highlander takes place, Yulaw is out there taking heads and getting his Quickenings. Also explains why non-coherence of the entire franchise.