Watchers - Secret
organization on the fantasy adventure THE
HIGHLANDER: THE SERIES/SYN/1992-97.
Watcher tattoo on
Joe Dawson's inside wrist
As a form of identification, each Watcher wore a
bluish tattoo (stylized Zodiac sign of Aries inside a
on their forearm/inner wrist. Centuries ago, however, Watchers wore a
medallion symbol of their organization.
The Watchers were created 5000 year ago to
observe, record but never interfere with the
lives of a group of immortal beings who roamed
the Earth unbeknownst to most humans. Ammaletu
the Akkadian created the Watchers after he saw
Gilgamesh resurrected from the dead.
Ancient Watchers Text that
Chronicles the Immortals
Those working for the Watchers group swore an oath that under no
circumstance would they reveal their existence
to the immortals.
Joe Dawson (Jim Byrnes), the owner of
bookstore/small blues bar was one of the many
Watchers of this organization. He chose to
disregard the code of non-fraternization and
become friends with Duncan MacLeod (Adrian
Paul), an immortal born in the Highlands of
Scotland in the year 1592.
Joe had been tracking MacLeod for fifteen years.
before Duncan traveled to Seacouver, Washington to track
down Darius' killer.
Joe Dawson, a
While the goals of the Watchers organization
were benign, there were some fanatics in the
group who sought to harm the Immortals. These
fanatics were known as Hunters.
The Hunters were originally led by James Horton
who believed the Immortals were unnatural and
needed to be destroyed. He feared that the
victor of the Immortal's final battle (The
Gathering) would try to control the world.
Horton killed Darius.
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