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The One (movie)

Only dimensional travelers 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 their 124 other versions, 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.
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    • People who die of natural causes presumably don't have significant lifeforce left to transfer, else they wouldn't be dying of natural causes.

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.

Sven Law was from the "Happy and Colorful Universe" seen at the ending.
  • No concrete evidence obviously, but it just seems like he would be.

T.K.'s maiden name was "Walsh".
  • This is going by how a lot of Gabe's alternate versions also have the name Law in some form and that Massie Walsh is T.K.'s Alpha Universe counterpart. Unless, of course it's a false alias.

What if... both die simultaneously ?
  • It was not impossible in the context - Yulaw kills Gabe but at the same time he is destroyed by Gabe. Perhaps the real name of the movie would have to be The Zero: zero versions of Gabe are more powerful than the last one. A god? A ghost? A collection of ghosts?
  • Alternatively, the Multiverse breaks.
  • More logically: this eventuality is blocked. Perhaps a version of the Mach's Principle: a multiverse needs a plurality of version; two is the minimum number, not one, and singular version are deleted, so that Yulaw killing Gabe would destroy Yulaw, too. They are the good and the evil, in a sense, Yin and Yang, complementary.
  • Alternative: there are two principles... the first one being that one about residual "energy", the second one about "entanglement", and at the end this is prevalent.
  • What about using himself as a Voodoo Doll for the other one?
    • In that case, you acquire his force and - at the same time - you are dead. This is the William Wilson case.

Alternate copies of old people all die simultaneously.
  • Death from old age is actually caused by shared life energy running out all at once, in a simultaneous and natural process. Normal life and death has never created The One because only some of the alternate selves die from accident, and most survive until their shared life energy expires, going from, say, 106 individuals to 0 in one moment, preventing severe energy imbalance.
  • This would mean that the movie's conclusion shouldn't lead to an inevitable One in the future, as long as both Laws are protected until they die naturally.

Universes are connected in powers of 5.
  • The fact that 125 is 5^3 is no coincidence. 5 is some kind of multiversal constant, and it takes the least energy to tunnel between universes within a group of 5 that form a cluster. Five clusters of 5 forms a group of 25, taking slightly more energy to tunnel from one cluster to another in that group. And five groups of 25 comprises the known multiverse. Perhaps it is possible that with even more energy and refinement of the technology, it's possible to tunnel to four other multiverses with 125 universes each.
    • Like the Highlander multiverse described above.
  • Until technology tunnels between universes, life energy can't be shared between them. So Yulaw's plan within the current known multiverse could still destroy it, or create a godlike singularity.
  • Gabe's universe (with universal health care), Lawless's universe (with President Gore), and our universe are in the same cluster, explaining their close similarity to our own. Hades, Alpha, and "the Happy universe" are each from different ones.
  • Hades and Alpha are in the same group of 25, leading Alpha to discover it fairly early on in their exploration of the multiverse. But it wasn't in the first 5, so they're still willing to dump all their interdimensional criminals there.

When you become "The One" nothing "more" happens.
  • Yulaw believes he would become a God, some think the universe he is in would be destryed, or the multiverse itself would be destroyed, what actually happens is he gets all of Gabes power and... that's it, sure he might be a "god" in the sense nobody could beat him in a straight fight, but ultimately he would just be a very strong, tough and fast human.