XAVIER ST CLOUD
A Moor who lived in hedonistic splendour throughout the
centuries, and who used dubious tactics to disarm fellow Immortals
before beheading them. MacLeod first met him in Algiers in 1653 (C21,
'Finale, part one') when St Cloud beheaded his friend, Hamza ibn
Mohammed Yaman Al Katib Al Khal (Hamza el Kahir to his mates). The
pair also encountered each other during the Napoleonic Wars (D19,
'Double Jeopardy'). After
losing his left hand trying to ambush Duncan (A15,
'For Tomorrow We Die'), he later teamed up with James Horton (see
H) and a group of mercenaries to track down
MacLeod and take his head by unfair means (B14-15,
'Unholy Alliance parts one and two').
Because an Immortal stops ageing the moment they die
their first death, it's obviously more advantageous to be killed in
your prime - say anywhere between 18 and 40 - as opposed to dying
young (in the case of Kenny) or old. Some Immortals - Duncan among
them - have even been known to take a pre-Immortal under their wing
and then kill them in order to prevent them from dying
outside their prime - in Mac's case, it was done for love (strange way
of showing it!). The fact that a pre-Immortal could be left to
live a normal life and die of old age is obviously neither here nor
Z is for...
An ex-partner of Amanda's (see A).
He's promised Duncan's head in return for sparing her life in 1993
after she'd framed him at the end of their earlier partnership. This
double-double crossing is something she's particularly good at (A18,
'The Lady and the Tiger').
|X is also for...
X-RATED: For its time,
Highlander was considered quite racy and violent, and so was
late-night viewing on most channels.
Y is also for...
YUNG DOL KIM: Okay, this isn't strictly
Highlander: The Series, but it is 'Y' after all. Yung Dol Kim was a
security guard in a Manhattan skyscraper who was beheaded by the Kurgan
in the movie. Unfortunately, the sequence was cut from the finished
film, but might yet re-appear in a future Director's Cut version.
Z is also for...
ZOLTAN Lazlo: Immortal who came looking for
Brion Cullen in 1860s San Francisco, only for Cullen to duck out of the
fight and hide in an Opium Den, his nerve shattered.