kinsman and first mentor; they met in 1625. Connor, as well as Duncan,
was born in Glenfinnan, in the Highlands of Scotland, in 1518. He died
for the first time when he was 18 years old, in 1536, in battle, and was
banished from his clan soon after having returned from the dead. Afterwards,
he got married to Heather, who died of old age in 1590. His first mentor
was Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez (Sean Connery), who he met
in 1541; Ramirez taught him all about Immortality, the rules of the Game
and the Gathering. After Ramirez, he had as mentors the Englishman Thomas
Cavanaugh and the Japanese sorcerer Nakano (1590). He had many aliases
to disguise his Immortal condition: Adrian Montague, Jacques Lefeburt,
Alfred Nicholson, Capitão David Carruthers, Rupert Wellingford and
Russell Nash. His worst enemies were the Kurgan, Kane and Jacob Kell. In
1992, he returned to Duncan's life, forcing him to return to the Game.
Episode: The Gathering. Movies: Highlander; Highlander II: The
Quickening; Highlander III: The Sorcerer (aka The Final Dimension)
Highlander: Endgame. Book: The Element of Fire.
Fitzcairn (Roger Daltrey)
MacLeod's best friend, he was born in England and beheaded by Kalas in
Paris in 1996, in front of Duncan, who watched the sword fight, but couldn't
interfere. MacLeod and Fitz's first meeting was in Verona, Italy, in 1637,
when the Highlander was protecting the Doge's daughter from Fitz's amorous
advances. Episodes with Hugh Fitzcairn:
The Hunter, Star-Crossed, Till
Death, The Stone of Scone, Unusual Suspects, To Be and Not to Be.
is the lead singer of rock band The Who.
Fitzcairn of the... neither here nor there!
of Duncan MacLeod's best friends, a monk over 2000 years old. In the past,
he was a man of war until the day he killed
the oldest Immortal at the
time and, after getting his Quickening, became a man of peace. Before being
a Catholic priest, Darius was Hindu and Buddhist. He was killed by renegade
Watcher James Horton on May 30, 1993, inside his church (St. Julien le
Pauvre) in Paris. Episodes:
Band of Brothers, For Tomorrow We Die, The
Beast Below, Saving Grace
and The Hunters. Book: Shadow of
(who was born in Germany) passed away on May 27, 1993; he was 38 years
MacLeod (Matthew Walker)
foster father. He died in 1624, killed by Kanwulf The Destroyer. Duncan
was banished by him from their village after coming back from the dead,
in 1622. Episodes:
Family Tree, Revenge of the Sword, Homeland and
Prophecy. It is
the work of the demon master from the world below!
reporter, who was always bothering Duncan MacLeod, Tessa Noël and
Richie Ryan in the first season — but she was
harmless. Episodes: Innocent
Man, Bad Day in Bulding A, Deadly Medicine, See No Evil, Eyewitness and
Band of Brothers.
Comanski (Jay Brazeau)
in Seacouver. Episodes: Free Fall and Bad Day in Building A.
Bennett (Tim Reid)
whose investigations always had Duncan MacLeod as a suspect or witness.
Episodes: Revenge is Sweet, See no Evil and
a good man, whose cases always had Duncan MacLeod as a suspect or witness.
LeBrun had already seen Mac once
(before their meeting in 1993) — the
same day Duncan met Tessa Noël — when he was a rookie in the police
force. Episodes: For Evil's
Sake, For Tomorrow We Die and Saving
who, being after Xavier Saint Cloud, ended up becoming involved with Duncan
MacLeod. Episodes: Unholy Alliance I e II and Double Jeopardy. When
we kissed, did... did you feel anything? Like your spine melting or
teacher. She owned an ancient crystal called The Methuselah's Stone,
a mystic talisman said to give eternal life and
invulnerability to the
wearer, whose pieces she divided among her students. Rebecca was beheaded
by her former student Luther, in
Paris, in 1994 — he was trying to gather
the pieces for evil purposes. Episodes: Legacy and The Methuselah's
MacLeod's French neighbor in Paris — his small boat was moored next to
MacLeod's. Fond of drinking, he always had trouble keeping his jobs as
de cuisine. He had a niece (Simone) who was killed by Immortal Kagan.
Unbeknownst to him, she was a prostitute and Kagan's accomplice in the
robbery of a valuable DaVinci sketch. Later on the show, he owned a small
restaurant and a jazz club. Episodes:
Unholy Alliance part II,
Warmonger, Pharaoh's Daughter, Legacy, Prodigal Son, Star-Crossed, Take
Back the Night, Reasonable Doubt, Finale
and The Modern Prometheus.
claimed I stole a chicken... Of course not! It was a duck.
relative, she owns a little inn in Glenfinnan, Scotland (Mac's homeland)
where the Claymore that he was supposed to
inherit from his father, Ian
MacLeod, is on display. Episodes: Homeland, Deliverance and Promises.
back from the dead, to claim his father's sword. He killed the Viking,
and stopped the slaughter.
Bond (Ocean Hellman)
at Joe's, the mortal woman Methos loved. After traveling with "Adam Pierson"
around the world (including a visit to Santorini, Greece, where he told
her he was Immortal), she died from a serious illness in Geneva, Switzerland.
And Methos didn't watch that without doing anything: he tried desperately
to save her life by getting the Methuselah's Stone, the mystic talisman
said to give eternal life and invulnerability to the wearer — but he didn't
succeed. Methos buried her in Paris (her grave read "Alexa Bond/Beloved").
At first, he thought of burying her in Santorini, because she liked it
very much, but he didn't want her to be so far away. Episode:
she is cited on Deliverance, Methuselah's Gift and Through a
Glass Darkly. Book: An Evening at Joe's/Postcards From Alexa.
ever just wish time could stand still?
(Michael J. Jackson)
of Duncan MacLeod's, he was a psychoanalyst dedicated to healing the mind;
he ran a hospital in France, during World War I.
Burns was beheaded by
Duncan in 1995, when he was under the influence of the Dark
Quickening. Episodes: Deliverance, Till Death and
Us Our Trespasses.
MacLeod's friend. Known as the Witch of Donan Woods, she got to know Mac
when he was just a 12-year-old kid (1604), in the Highlands of Scotland.
Four hundred years later, Cassandra met MacLeod again in order to fulfill
an ancient prophecy — that only Duncan MacLeod could challenge and defeat
the voice of darkness. She died for the first time in the Bronze Age, killed
by Kronos; afterwards, Methos took her as his slave. In 1997, she met Methos
again and all she wanted was kill him, which she didn't due to Duncan's
intervention in favor of Methos's life. Episodes: Prophecy, Comes a
Horseman and Revelation 6:8.
not your sorry little slave anymore. I know what I am now.
Watcher, Joe Dawson's brother-in-law, James Horton was the leader of the
a band of mortals whose goal was hunting Immortals. He was born in 1945
and finally killed in 1994, stabbed by Duncan MacLeod, after having been
shot by Joe Dawson (falling into the Seine afterwards) and seriously wounded
by Duncan's sword the previously years. Episodes:
The Hunters, The Watchers,
I e II, Counterfeit
I e II, One Minute to
Midnight, Archangel, Avatar, Armageddon and Not to Be.
sleep when you're dead.
Cloud (Roland Gift)
Saint Cloud (born circa 1160 in Morocco), aka Gerard Fleurie or Nelson
Mfune, lived in hedonistic splendor down through the ages by remorseless
robbing and killing innocent men and women. Duncan MacLeod first met him
in Algiers, in 1653, when Xavier took the head of his teacher and friend
ibn Mohammed al Katib (John Suda) — sometimes honored by the name
el Kahir. Their second meeting happened during World War One, when Xavier
used poison gas to loot a payroll truck. They met again in the 90's for
three times; on February 22, 1996 Duncan finally managed to kill him. In
one of their confrontations, MacLeod cut his left hand off; from then on,
Xavier used a protheses with a hook replacing it. Darius also got to know
Xavier St. Cloud, when he was just a thief, centuries ago. Episodes: For
Tomorrow We Die, Unholy Alliance I e II,
Finale part I and Double
Jeopardy. Book: Scimitar. Hamza el Kahir is on Finale
part I as well as in the book Scimitar.
is the lead singer of the pop group Fine Young Cannibals.
bloody your hands unless you must.
Koren (Valentine Pelka)
was part of the Four Horsemen — along with Methos, Silas (Richard Ridings)
and Caspian (Marcus Testory) — the most terrible Immortals that
ever existed. They spread terror in the Bronze Age, killing, raping and
destroying everything in their way, just for pleasure. He was beheaded
by Duncan MacLeod (who had known him as Melvin Koren in Old West) in 1997,
after having tried to join forces with Methos again. On the same occasion,
Methos beheaded Silas and Duncan killed Caspian. Episodes: Comes a Horseman,
Revelation 6:8, Archangel, Armageddon and Not to Be.
freedom! The power!
Neri (David Robb)
an Immortal monk with a heavenly singing voice, used to live in a monastery
founded by Paul, also an Immortal. In 1658, MacLeod sought refuge for a
time in the same place and, when he discovered that Kalas was routinely
taking the heads of Immortals as they left the sanctuary, Paul expelled
Kalas from the monastery, separating him from the music that was his life.
That was the beginning of a troublesome relationship between the two men
through the centuries. In 1996, after killing Duncan's best friend Fitz,
Kalas went after the Quickening of the oldest Immortal alive — Methos,
who, realizing that he wouldn't be able to defeat Kalas, offered his own
head to MacLeod. MacLeod refused and challenged Kalas on his own, nearly
defeating him when the police, sent by Methos, arrived to send Kalas to
prison for the deaths of Watcher Donald Salzer (Adam Pierson's mentor).
After being accidentally set free from prison by Amanda (all she wanted
was kill Kalas to do MacLeod a favor), the evil Immortal went after Duncan
and his friends again — but in the end, MacLeod fought Kalas and beheaded
him on top of the Eiffel Tower. Episodes: Song of the Executioner, Star-Crossed,
Methos and Finale I e II.
not about enjoyment. It's about power.
The Destroyer (Carsten Norgaard)
Viking marauder (Immortal) who killed Duncan MacLeod's father in 1624.
The Highlander went after Kanwulf and killed him — or at least, he thought
he had killed him; at the time, although already Immortal, Duncan didn't
know he had to behead Kanwulf. Eventually, he killed the viking when they
met each other again, in 1995. Episode Homeland.
to the gods of thunder and war!
died in England, when he was 10 years old in 1182; he and his foster parents
were murdered by the Normans. Right after the massacre, Amanda found Kenny
and took him as her pupil for a year. Since then, he has survived by using
his childish look to con other Immortals, who, inadvertently, try to protect
him (like Duncan MacLeod) and then cut their heads off. For Amanda, it
was too difficult to accept his evil nature — Kenny was the son she never
had. Episodes: The Lamb and Reunion.
passed away on September 29, 2000, in a car accident. He was 19 years old.
bigger they are, the harder they fall
BASED ON REAL PERSONALITIES
Charlie (Benjamin Pullen/Struan Rodger)
Stuart (1720-1788), called also "The Young Pretender", defeated at the
Battle of Culloden in 1746, when fighting for Scotland's freedom. After
several months on the run, he sought refuge in France. Eventually, he settled
in Rome as the "Duke of Albany", where he died. His defeats had made him
become an alcoholic drifter.
Duncan MacLeod met Bonnie Prince Charlie twice: Take Back the Night
Through a Glass Darkly.
(Kim Johnston Ulrich)
met Bonnie Prince Charlie on the Scottish island of Benbecula, while he
was on the run, and agreed to help Charles escape. After hiding him for
a week, she disguised the prince as her maid Betty Burke, and smuggled
him to the island of Skye. Being arrested and imprisoned in the Tower of
London for her role in the Young Pretender's escape, she became a celebrity.
Flora got married to Allan MacDonald in 1750; over 20 years later, the
couple moved to the USA, where he fought in the American Revolution, serving
the British army. Flora died in 1790 and was buried on the island of Skye.
the Prince's escape was reproduced; however, "Flora MacDonald" was an Immortal,
and had the help of Duncan MacLeod. Besides, in 60 AD, "Flora" had been
celtic warrior Ceirdwyn. Episode Take Back the Night.
Byron (Jonathan Firth)
Gordon Byron (1788-1824), 19th century Romantic English poet.
Immortal Byron had been a friend of Methos' (at the time known as Benjamin
Adams or "the good Dr. Adams") since the 19th century. In the 90's, Byron
had become a rock star, bored with life and addicted to drugs. Duncan MacLeod
beheaded him. Episode The Modern Prometheus.
is done, my song has ceased, my theme has died into an echo. It is fit.
Shelley (Tracy Keating)
Shelley (1797-1851), English novelist, author of Frankenstein: or, The
Modern Prometheus. She got married to Percy Shelley.
In 1816, she,
her husband Percy, Dr. John Polidore (Byron's physician) and Byron were
gathered at Byron's Villa Diodati in Geneva when the host proposed a task:
to write a ghost story. It was when Mary began, and eventually finished,
mortal Mary was a friend of Byron and Methos'. After witnessing (in that
famous night they were all gathered to tell ghost stories) Byron die, return
to life and get the Quickening of his opponent, she had the idea of writing
her novel Frankenstein. Episode: The Modern Prometheus.
by lightning to eternal life. To eternal loneliness.
Shelley (Christopher Staines)
Shelley (1792-1822), 19th century English poet, married to Mary Shelley
and a friend of Lord Byron's.
a friend of Byron and Methos'. Episode The Modern Prometheus.
run. And fleet be thy feet. Fly from love.
he was in the poet's house the famous night Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley
and Byron were gathered and Byron proposed they should write ghost stories.
Percy didn't write anything, Mary began to write Frankenstein, Byron
began a tale called Augustus Darvell (which was printed later as
an appendix to the poet's Mazeppa) and Polidore wrote the first
vampire story of the English literature (Bram Stoker's Dracula was
published in 1897): The Vampyre, published in the New Monthly
Magazine in April 1819.
Polidore was replaced by Methos, at the time known as "the good Dr. Adams".