He is 5,000
years old, the oldest Immortal alive. His birth
date, birthplace and how
he died for the first time are unknown.
He was also
known as Adam Pierson, the Watcher
who was assigned to find... Methos: "I'm in
charge of finding myself, and
I make sure it never happens", he used to say.
He joined the secret organization
in 1984 (nobody knew that he was an Immortal)
and left it in 1997. His
mentor was Donald Salzer.
He got married
68 times — never to an Immortal however,
because, according to him, it
would be too much of a commitment.
He is a nice
guy, with great sense of humor and an
extremely sharp mind, but he already
played for the forces of darkness — by being
part of the Four Horsemen
(along with Kronos,Silas
and Caspian), 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.
in medicine in Heidelberg, Germany, in 1453.
He has been
many things in life. One of his alias was
"Benjamin Adams", or rather,
"the good Dr. Adams", as he was known in the
He claims he
got to know Helen of Troy, Socrates, Caesar
and Cleopatra; the English
Byron and PercyShelley
along with his wife MaryShelley
(author of The Modern
Prometheus, best known as
were his friends and he rode with Butch
Cassidy and Sundance Kid.
himself to Duncan MacLeod on March 6, 1995,
with the line "mi casa es su
casa". On the occasion, he told Duncan he
hadn't faced another Immortal
in 200 years. Besides Duncan, only Joe, Richie
and Amanda know he is Methos,
the oldest Immortal alive — and Amanda
seems to know Methos from earlier
As he believed
he wouldn't beat Kalas, evil Immortal who was
after the Quickening
of the oldest Immortal alive, he urged MacLeod
to behead him and take his
Quickening, before Kalas did, which Duncan
refused to do.
He keeps a
journal almost since writing began*. It has a
few entries on Duncan MacLeod.
invented writing in 3,300 BC
He fell in
love with Joe's waitress Alexa
Bond and had to watch his love die
from cancer, after trying desperately
to save her life by getting the Methuselah's
Stone, a mystic talisman said
to give eternal life and invulnerability to
Joe think he is an arrogant pain in the ass
He loves beer.
He drives a
He uses the
Sword of Ivanhoe, a rendition of the Sword of
Richard the Lionheart.
felt guilt since the 11th Century."
"I spent years
losing my conscience only for him (Duncan) to
go and find it again."
But so many
"One of a
thousand regrets, MacLeod, one of a thousand
regrets." (About Cassandra)
fresh, maybe it's a blessing. We all have
things in our past we wish we
hadn't done. I know I do.