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  • Could Methos himself have been Jesus?

    We saw him talking with conviction in "The Source" when he talked about having seen Jesus teach... but could there have been more to it? Obviously Methos is a lot older than Jesus... but is it outside the realm of possibility that maybe he assumed that persona at that particular place and time?
    Highlander: Dark Places

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    I would think it's more likely he was just a disciple, or maybe even an apostle at best. They put a kind of aura of presumed truth around religion and holiness throughout the franchise, and so I always just saw that line as plain admittance that Yeshua was real in their world. Moving from there to assuming that Methos was the Messiah, himself, seems like a bit of stretch to me, especially with how annoyed he was with Giovanni in that scene. Had he played the role, himself, I think he would've just said so within that spout of irritated rage to shut him down.

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    • #3
      For all we know he was pontius pilatus...

      I don't think he was close with the historical figure of Jesus. Probably an observant or maybe posing as a follower.
      Methos does seem to have a nose for innovation, for significant movements in time and he probably actively seeks it out. I wouldn't be surprised if he knew other greats from history in that regard.
      May flights of Demons guide you to your final rest...

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      • #4
        I am going to go with Yvette Christofilis' fan fiction about Methos being a friend of Jesus and being there during the final few weeks of his life. It's a Matter of Faith was inspired by one of the discussions on the old message board and was printed out for inclusion in the Forever Highlander gift bags. I delivered 25 of the gift bags to different cast and crew members over the years. The other 175 went to fans who requested them. Check the fan fiction archives and you might be able to find it. It is a great Highlander read for Easter time.

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        • #5
          No. Methos is very clever, highly intelligent, but he is a creature of habit not innovation. At the time of Jesus, he would have been over 3,000 years old, not a time to go about getting himself noticed with a new way of thinking even if he could have conceived such an unprecedented creed. Rebels, no matter how gentle, do not end well, and he knows this, and so would have stuck to the fringes, not been front and center. He would have been fascinated by the lessons taught, would probably even been a follower if only to slake his insatiable curiosity, but judging from the established character, no way in hell would he have been the leader of such a movement, and would likely have been right next to Peter denying they knew him when the Romans came.

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          • #6
            I can most imagine him as one of the crowd at the feeding of the five thousand and it slowly sinking in over centuries. ('What? They're carrying on about *that* guy?' At the council of Trent or the such.)

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            • #7
              I could see Methos hanging around the Romans and visiting Jesus just out of curiosity but no way would he have brought that much attention onto himself.
              Gonna change my evil ways...one of these days

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              • #8
                Methos would not have looked anything like a first-century Galilean Jew, so I'm gonna say no.
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                "Really? We are trapped in a room with a machine that can cut off my head. Now that's a longshot."
                --Connor MacLeod in Peter Bellwood's original Highlander II script

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                • Coolwater
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                  ...LOL!....

              • #9
                Methos insinuated himself into the Watchers organization to keep track of the movements of other immortals. Maybe he was even a founding member. Given his desire for self-protection, I think he would be more likely to be the right hand man of Pontus Pilot, allowing him access to all the Roman Governor's communications, than part of a radical/heretical Jewish movement.

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Tootsie Bee View Post
                  Methos would not have looked anything like a first-century Galilean Jew, so I'm gonna say no.
                  He probably didn't look like a regular Pharaoh either. Maybe people from ancient times were more intrigued than xenophobic about differences?
                  May flights of Demons guide you to your final rest...

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by Cyrus The Great View Post
                    Methos insinuated himself into the Watchers organization to keep track of the movements of other immortals. Maybe he was even a founding member. Given his desire for self-protection, I think he would be more likely to be the right hand man of Pontus Pilot, allowing him access to all the Roman Governor's communications, than part of a radical/heretical Jewish movement.
                    He could have been neither and been part of the Pharisees which historically emerged from scribes and sages. Assuming Methos gained his calm demeanour more than 2000 years ago.
                    May flights of Demons guide you to your final rest...

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                    • #12
                      I'm having a hard time imagining Methos letting himself get hung on a cross.
                      “A sinner can always repent, but stupid is forever.”
                      Billy Sunday

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                      • Nicholas Ward
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                        Well, just read some fan fiction. The things Methos does in some of those leaves nothing to the imagination.

                    • #13
                      Originally posted by Coolwater View Post
                      I'm having a hard time imagining Methos letting himself get hung on a cross.
                      Didn't he do that in the Highlander novel Zealot? Got crucified for snubbing his master's wife rather than leading a religious revolution, but still.

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                      • dubiousbystander
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                        That's the story!

                      • Coolwater
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                        (slaps forehead) Not exactly voluntary. The whole Christ thing assumes that Jesus could have run and didn't.
                        But I'll bite: why didn't he just sleep with her? Or, being immortal and all, a less miserable suicide than crucifixion?
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