Duncan MacLeod

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Name: Duncan 'Mac' MacLeod
Occupation: Antique Dealer (but has been many other things in the past, including soldier, , fencing master, Lakota warrior, bodyguard, bank robber, etc.)
Relationships: Many friends and lovers. (See list below.)
Fandom: Highlander
Other: Like a number of television characters from the 1990s-2000s, Duncan is prone to having flashbacks. Usually this happens when he encounters someone from his past, but sometimes a situation in his current life will remind him of a similar experience from long ago. No one in the present ever seems to notice when Duncan is having one of these moments.
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Fanart of Duncan MacLeod by Sophia Kelly Shultz on the cover of Running on Empty (1998).

Duncan MacLeod is the main character of the Highlander TV series. He was portrayed by the actor Adrian Paul.


Born in Scotland in 1590, he was a warrior who died in battle, but because he was an Immortal, came back to life. Cast out by his family due to their fear, he has wandered the Earth for centuries, living in many places and having many adventures. He has also died many times, and has always returned to life--generally finding himself naked upon his revival.

He must do battle against other Immortals, because "there can be only One." Immortals can avoid battles if they take refuge on Holy Ground. Duncan has been seen taking advantage of this opportunity in churches, temples, even a patch of ground considered sacred to Indigenous tribes.

Duncan is strong and skillful with a katana–his preferred weapon–and his sense of humor and courage put him on the side of the oppressed and downtrodden. He lives in a loft above his antiques shop in Seacouver. He also often spends time in Paris, living on a houseboat on the Seine River.


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