He was born
in Glenfinnan, on the shores of Loch Shiel
(Highlands of Scotland) on the
Winter Solstice, in 1592.
He was a foundling
child raised by Ian
MacLeod, Chieftain of the Clan MacLeod,
and his wife Mary.
was the first love of his life. She was supposed
to got married to Robert
MacLeod, Duncan's cousin. Both (Debra and
Robert) had a tragic ending —
after fighting and killing Robert, he saw her
die when she accidentally
fell from the edge of a cliff.
He died for
the first time on October 2, 1622, in battle
(Clan MacLeod vs. Clan Campbell),
being banished from his village and clan after
returning from the dead;
afterwards, he wandered Scotland.
He met his
mentor Connor MacLeod in Glen Fruin, Scotland,
in 1625. Before, (same year),
Mac met a hermit who had foretold Connor's
arrival and Duncan's destiny
— from this man, Mac received his first
He was taught
reading and writing English in 1658, when he
sought refuge for a time in
a monastery founded by Immortal monk Paul;
there, Immortal Timon (killed
later by Kalas) lent him Shakespeare's
Macbeth. He already knew
some Latin and some Italian, language he learned
with his brand-new friend Hugh
Fitzcairn in Verona, in 1637.
He got married
to pre-Immortal Kate in Dublin, Ireland, in
1715. He had met her in Kildare,
Ireland in 1712. He killed Kate in the marriage
bed, to start her immortality;
however, she didn't like it very much and ran
away. He saw her again only
He stayed out
of the Game
for years, until the day Connor MacLeod looked
for him for help (1992),
in order to defeat evil Immortal Slan Quince,
who was killing the mortal
families of other Immortals, trying to get them
into his search, and winning
them because of their psychical weakness.
As it is in
his nature to do (or try to do, at least) the
right thing, his friends
every now and then call him "boy scout".
Seacouver, Washington. He used to own a store
along with his girlfriend
Tessa Noël — the MacLeod & Noël
Antiques; after her
death, he bought from Charlie DeSalvo a dojo
(DeSalvo Martial Arts)
and started living in the loft that is located
above the dojo.
Sometimes,he goes to Paris. There, he owns a
barge (at first
later Amadeus) moored on the Seine, bought in
1993, sold in 1994
and retrieved in 1995.
He drives a
black 1965 Thunderbird Convertible when he is in
Seacouver; in Paris, he
drives a black French Citroen, DS model.
His sword is
a Dragon's Head katana; he was given by Samurai
warrior Hideo Koto over
200 years ago. He should have inherited the
Claymore from his father, Chieftain
of the Clan MacLeod, but as he was banned, the
sword was kept in the family.
a demon who was able to take the form of his
friends and enemies, he accidentally
beheaded his pupil Richie Ryan.
MacLeod, of the Clan MacLeod