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Methos, the oldest Immortal on the Earth


Here is a timeline for Methos:





c 3500 BCE

Beginning of Egyptian civilization.


3469 BCE

Methuselah is born.


3300 BCE

Urik, Mesopotamia - Sumerians invent writing. I've been keeping a journal almost since writing began.


3282 BCE

Noah's father Lamech is born.


c 3110-2884 BCE

Dynasty 1 in Egypt.


c 3000 BCE

I grew up, the second son of three boys and two girls, in an oasis village, surrounded by the deserts of what would later be Egypt. My family had made their home in the oasis for over 100 years. My father claimed a vague relation to an extinct royal court. My mother had descended from a line of traders who had settled in the area when she was just a baby. In the shade of fig trees and palms, my family made its living barterting with the traders who pass through the oasis.
When I was 28 years old, our oasis began to run dry. My family decided to migrate to another oasis, but on the way a sandstorm trapped and killed us. This was my first death, though I didn't realize it at the time.
A Bedouin scouting party found and revived me. I stayed with them for many years, learning the ways of the desert and how to find water and food, until it became obvious that I wasn't growing older. They thought I was a god or a demon both of which were unwanted in their home so they forced me to fight their best warrior to the death. This was the second time I died.
When I revived again the next morning, they tied my hands and banished me to the desert with no weapons or water. I stumbled upon a pile of bones and used them to cut my bindings.
("The Methos Chronicles"/Evening at Joe's)


c 3000 BCE

Petra - I travel to a hidden settlement that would later be called Petra and settle with the Nabataeans who camped there. I live there many years and learn to carve out caves from the stone walls that protected the camp's location. When it becomes apparent that I'm not aging, I know it's time to move on.
("The Methos Chronicles"/Evening at Joe's)

c 3000 BCE

I took my first head. Before that everything starts to blur or so I tell MacLeod.

c 3000 BCE

Sinai - I lived in the desert, married to a beautiful nomad girl. Then, in what has come to be known as the Smiting of Sinai, the Egyptian Pharaoh Djer orders the slaughter of all nomads. My wife is killed when Egyptian soldiers attack our tribe. Distraught, I wander the desert for months until I'm caught stealing figs and brought before the Pharaoh.
Djer is Immortal, but instead of punishing me, he makes me his protegé. He plans for me to be his successor. I plan to avenge my wife's death.
I bide my time until one night, when Djer is sleeping, I creep outside the window of his bedchamber and shoot him with a poison dart. Before he revives, I bind him in burial wrappings and place him in a sarcophagus, dooming him to spend eternity as a mummy.
The next morning, I become the new Pharaoh of Egypt.
(The Methos Chronicles, Flash animated series)


c 2900 BCE

Egypt - Egyptians start using hieroglyphics, and so do I.

2575-2551 BCE

Dynasty 4, Old Kingdom - Snefru, ruler of Egypt, perfects pyramid building.

Egypt - I spend some time in Egypt during their pyramid-building years.
(Captive Soul)

c 2500 BCE

Methuselah's grandson, Noah, has the Methuselah Stone.
(Methuselah's Gift)


2409 BCE

Sun Tzu the Immortal is "born."
("The Methos Chronicles"/Evening at Joe's)


c 2400 BCE

This is when I really took my first head, not 5000 years ago as I told MacLeod. So I was rounding off give me a break! What's 600 years' difference when you're 5000?

 I was 603 years old (by my best estimation) when I noticed that some of the people I met gave off a unique feeling I could sense their presence. One of them, Elijah, spoke of a man named Menahem who told tales of others like us who died at least once and returned from the dead.
Menahem once met a women who told of seeing a man like us fall from a such great height that his head was ripped from his body. She waited for him to return to life, but he didn't. Menahem also met others like us who inspired great anger in him so much that he wanted to kill them even though he had just met them.
Menahem lived for 750 years and eventually we called him one of the Ancient Ones.
("The Methos Chronicles"/Evening at Joe's)


c 2400 BCE

At the time, I had begun to resent mortals for their fear and prefer the company of other Immortals. I had fought with some Immortals, but the battles always ended with their death. My first real battle with another Immortal was with a particularly unlikeable guy named Joseph. Remembering Menahem's story, I deliberately swung my sword at Joseph's neck.
After his beheading, I felt a great trembling around me. A mysterious wind grabbed me and threw me to the ground. My mind was filled with visions of places I had never been and people I had never known. I thought I was hexed by some sort of magic or sorcery. I wandered to an inland sea, trying to understand what had happened. It was a while before I beheaded someone again.
("The Methos Chronicles"/Evening at Joe's)


c 2400 BCE-2100 BCE

I meet Kronos and his friend Silas, who share my distaste for mortals. Caspian is the last to join our band. Silas has an idea to use our power to wreak havoc among mortals. We become known as the Four Horsemen and rule the countyside for several hundred years.
On one of our raids we encounter an Immortal living in a small village with mortals who had accepted him despite his inability to age. Kronos takes his head. This is the first I know of someone besides me intentionally receiving a Quickening. After this, Silas and Caspian hunger to experience it for themselves. Fearing their betrayal, I strike out on my own, avoiding contact with Immortals for the next few years.
("The Methos Chronicles"/Evening at Joe's)


c 2100 BCE

Ur, Mesopotamia - I lived in the city of Ur of the Chaldeans around the time of Ur-Nammu, king of Sumer and Akkad (2112-2095). There I became friends with a 100-year-old Immortal named Abraham. We worked together for several years on many of the king's construction projects, sharing what knowledge we had of Immortals. From time to time, we met and fought other Immortals.
("The Methos Chronicles"/Evening at Joe's)


c 2000 BCE

Ammaletu the Akkadian sees Gilgamesh come back to life and subsequently creates the Watchers.


c 2000 BCE

Tibet - Sun Tzu the Immortal enters a Tibetan monastery.
("The Methos Chronicles"/Evening at Joe's)


c 1994-1523 BCE

Hsia Dynasty - Beginning of Chinese civilization.


c 1664 BCE

Egypt - I do Pharaoh Merneferre Ay (1664-1641) a favor, solve a political dispute or two, and get a royal medallion as a reward.
(Captive Soul)


c 1664-1573 BCE

Albion - I spend about a hundred years wandering this island and enjoying its good beer, friendly women and intriguing henge monuments. Hated the abysmally chill, dank weather though. During that time I try to groom the brooding young Prince Amar for future kingship but when the crops fail, Amar sacrifices himself.
(Captive Soul)


c 1573 BCE

Malta - On the way from Albion to Egypt, Western Bird, the Levantine ship I'm travelling on, puts in at Malta. The women there are friendly too when it pleases them to be.
(Captive Soul)


1573-1570 BCE

Egypt - I help future pharaohs Kamose and his brother Ahmose in their battle against sadistic Hyksos overlords. I also face the Immortal Hyksos prince Khyan, but fail to take his head.
(Captive Soul)


c 1570 BCE

Ur, Mesopotamia - When I was around 1380 years old, a 100-year-old Immortal named Joshua came hunting for Abraham's head. Their fight outside the city walls eventually approached the boundary of an old burial ground. I felt this strong sense of dread. I knew Abraham felt it too, because he started to edge away from the boundary. When he stumbled, Joshua struck, but the moment his blade touched Abraham's neck, it stopped and fell to the ground. Joshua vanished as though he had never been there.
("The Methos Chronicles"/Evening at Joe's)


c 1300 BCE

Beginning of Hellenic (Ancient Greek) civilization.


c 1200 BCE

Troy, Turkey - I see Helen of Troy. She doesn't have that great a face, and it only launches a hundred ships, not a thousand.
(Comes a Horseman)



c 1200 BCE

The Watchers estimate the birthdates for Kronos, Caspian and Silas as 1200 BCE, but admit they may have been around earlier.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


c 1000 BCE

Bronze Age - I ride with Kronos, Silas and Caspian as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
(Comes a Horseman)


c 1000 BCE

A pre-Immortal Cassandra is taken in by a nomadic Bedouin tribe.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


c 1000 BCE

Olympia, Greece - I win a foot race or two and the Ancient Greeks carve a lifesize marble statue of me crowned with laurel leaves.
("Postcards from Alexa: Postcards from Athens"/Evening at Joe's)


c 904 BCE

After 1300 years of life, the Immortal Abraham dies. I make my way to Jerusalem to enjoy the anonymity of a big city and get employment as a master stone cutter.
("The Methos Chronicles"/Evening at Joe's)


c 904 BCE

Jerusalem - I learn about the Watchers after overhearing a group of people discussing some Immortal names that I recognize. When I show interest in their conversation, they invite me to one of their meetings. There I meet Ruth tall, lovely, opinionated and outspoken. She had taught herself to read and write, skills that many men found off-putting in a woman.
I tell them my name was Alexander so I wouldn't be recognized as an Immortal. Later on, I learn that my low profile had paid dividends Methos is virtually unknown in their records, mentioned only in passing.
("The Methos Chronicles"/Evening at Joe's)


904 BCE

Jerusalem - I share the secret of my immortality with Ruth, only to find that she had already suspected the truth. She had seen something in my eyes that gave me away. We get married soon after. When I'm unable to father a child with Ruth, I realize that I've never actually heard of an Immortal man or woman having children.
Using the Watchers' records, I confirm that though Immortals can't have children, there's not yet a finite number of Immortals. I learn about Quickenings, the Game and the Prize.
The Watchers begin to grow in membership and reach. Several smaller factions begin to form. Most support the official policy that Immortals should be watched in order to positively influence the outcome of the Game and protect humanity from outcomes like the abuses of the Horsemen. Some renegrade groups, however, think all Immortals are abominations and not worthy of any life.
I quit my building job to devote myself full-time to the Watchers.
("The Methos Chronicles"/Evening at Joe's)


c 900 BCE

Jerusalem - Kronos finds me as he's passing through the city and unimaginatively resorts to blackmail he will leave Ruth and I alone in exchange for us giving him information about the Watchers. On the day of the exchange, Kronos instead challenges me to a fight. I almost take his head but Ruth and a group of Watchers intervene and capture Kronos. They plan to take him to an underground chamber that was part of an ancient prison and trap him there for eternity.
Though disappointed in Ruth for knowingly marrying an Immortal, they don't turn us in because I'm not a danger to them and it would upset the entire organization. Ruth and I leave the city on an extended "assignment."
("The Methos Chronicles"/Evening at Joe's)


852 BCE

Ruth dies. I go to Tibet to learn about the spiritual side of existence. I begin as a helper in a monastery, cutting wood and hauling water in service to the monks. I get the opportunity to learn their written language and read their books.
After proving to them that I'm here to study and I'm not looking for quick answers, the monks agree to train me. It's like being in the military, with physical exertion and plenty of weapons training. My master Lin Chi teaches me how to read people's intentions by the way they carry themselves.
("The Methos Chronicles"/Evening at Joe's)


c 832 BCE

Tibet - After 20 years of seeking the truths, Lin Chi tells me that the time has come for me to study with his master. His master turns out to be a 1577-year-old Immortal, Sun Tzu. I'm his first Immortal student. Sun Tzu had lived here this long by pretending to be a different person drawn from the ranks of the monks every 50 years. He believes in a benefic Creator who would never allow a tyrant to win the Prize. I spend many years training physically and mentally with Sun Tzu.
("The Methos Chronicles"/Evening at Joe's)



c 800 BCE

Tibet - Li Quan, the keeper of the temple, dies. He's replaced by Wang Xi. Sun Tzu tells Lin Chi, now approaching 80 years, the truth about our immortality.
Sun Tzu teaches me to become a philosopher warrior, to find balance between my soul and mind. Wang Xi teaches me the fighting style of his native region.
("The Methos Chronicles"/Evening at Joe's)


c 706 BCE

Tibet - After calling the temple home for 126 years, Sun Tzu says it's time for me to return to the world and apply all that I've absorbed. I am 2271 years old.
("The Methos Chronicles"/Evening at Joe's)


c 700 BCE

I begin to use Ancient Greek in my journal.


470-399 BCE

Greece - Was a friend of Socrates, teacher of Plato.

A couple things he said:

  • I was afraid that by observing objects with my eyes and trying to comprehend them with each of my other senses I might blind my soul altogether.
  • Let him that would move the world, first move himself.



c 400 BCE

The Four Horsemen break up according to what Duncan tells Joe (like he would know).
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


372-289 BCE

China - Knew Mencius, Chinese philosopher and student of Confucius (551-479 BC).

Some nuggets of wisdom he passed on to us are:

  • Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
  • The great man is he who has not lost his child's heart.
  • Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.


238 BCE

Rome, which has been in existence since 745 BCE, starts to conquer Italy and expand building the Roman Republic.


100-44 BCE

Rome - Knew Julius Caesar's favorite food no, it wasn't salad and shared the stage with him once.
(Methos, Comes a Horseman)

He wouldn't shut up either:

  • I came, I saw, I conquered.
  • As a rule, men worry more about what they can't see than about what they can.
  • All bad precedents began as justifiable measures.
  • If you must break the law, do it to seize power. In all other cases observe it.
  • I have lived long enough both in years and in accomplishments



74 BCE

Rome - Contrary to the Watcher Chronicles, it's really that snivelling weasel Marcus Aedilies and not Peter Gaicus (the greatest swordsman in Rome) who takes the head of Titus Marconus. And Aedilies kills Marconus in a vomitorium, not outside the Forum. I had a tidy little sum wagered on Marconus too. I was hoping to use my winnings to buy a summer place outside Herculaneum.
(To Be)

69-30 BCE

Egypt - Knew Egyptian queen Cleopatra.

27 BCE

Roman Republic collapses. Beginning of the Roman Empire.





c 1 CE

I leave the Four Horsemen for good this time...
(Revelation 6:8)


c 1-100 CE

Rome - I was a connoisseur of the cooking of Marcus Gavius Apicius, early Rome's favorite cook. What he could do with lentils and chestnuts... mmm...
(Through a Glass Darkly)

c 34-35 CE

Rome - I was Remus, a slave er, advisor in the household of Roman Senator Valerius Petronius. We were trying to make Petronius the next emperor. Unfortunately, I said no to Petronius' wife, Druscilla the Emasculator, she cried rape, and I got nailed to a cross instead. That's the last time I got involved in politics... and the last time I got between a married couple.
(Zealot, Till Death)

38-68 CE

Rome - Knew how tall Nero, the Roman emperor, was.
(Comes a Horseman)


93 CE

Rome - Saw Christians facing the lions.
(Finale Part 2)

423 CE

Lutetia, France (Lutetia Parisiorium, meaning "mud huts," is the Roman name for what eventually became Paris) - Ahaziah of Romoth Gilead dies in front of a bunch of witnesses. The Watchers think Ahaziah is one of my aliases.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)

476 CE

Roman Empire fell.

c 600-700 CE

Gaul - Holy and/or magic spring was lost until I take Duncan there in 1996.

765 CE

Crossed the Atlantic to Iceland in a rowboat with six Irish monks. No facilities. And they sang the whole time. Hated the water ever since.
(Till Death)


960-1279 CE

China, Sung Dynasty - Golden age of ceramics, painting and Confucianism.

c 900-997 CE

The last time Kronos and I saw Silas before the Horsemen were reunited briefly in 1997.
(Revelation 6:8)

c 1000-1100 CE

The last time I felt guilt I swear!
(Till Death)

c 1300-1650 CE

England & Europe - I listened to the screams of midwives being burned by women they had nursed through labor because they thought they were witches.
(Not to Be)

1368-1644 CE

China, Ming Dynasty - Ming vases were a dime a dozen.
(Till Death)

c 1450

Beginning of the Renaissance.



Germany - Majored in medicine and dueling at the University of Heidelberg.
(One Minute to Midnight)


21 Dec 1592

Scotland - Duncan MacLeod was born in Glenfinnan on the shores of Loch Shiel.
(Family Tree)



Bristol, England - Morgan Walker's sorry life begins.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)



Near Gibraltar - Morgan Walker's sorry life ends for the first time when he drowns in a storm off Gibraltar.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


c 1750

Beginning of the Industrial Revolution.



The last time I faced an Immortal in combat before meeting Duncan.



New Orleans, Louisana, US - Under the alias of Dr. Benjamin Adams, I administered to slaves, including the brother of a slave named Charlotte. Morgan Walker kills Charlotte for sleeping with me then hunts me down. He almost catches me twice, but I finally escape when I reach Charleston, North Carolina, and board the first ship out of the harbor.
(Indiscretions, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


June 1816

Switzerland - Partied and read poetry with Lord Byron, Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft under the alias of Dr. Adams. I was Byron's first teacher. Byron's Watcher Dora Rossi speculates that I was a lover to both Mary and Byron. Byron kills Hans Kershner, the jealous husband of one of his conquests. Mary witnesses the Quickening and Byron's resurrection from a mortal wound. I tell her about Immortals and she uses this and a dream she had as the basis for her novel, Frankenstein.
(The Modern Prometheus, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


between 1816 and 1900

Arizona, US - As Ben Adams, I pull a scam with the McQuarrie brothers but that whore Veronica, who not only participated in the scam but swore she loved me, tips of Sheriff Willy Brunton. The next thing I know, he and his posse are hunting me down in the hopes of making me the guest of honor at a public lynching in the backwater mining town of Fraziers Well.
I finally escape by jumping over the rim of a canyon but still die. I'm found by Little Crow, 10-year-old Indian boy, who of course tells his father Crow's Feather and their tribe all about me. However, the dead coming back to life doesn't surprise them because they have legends of long-lived beings who can only be killed among lightning and fire. Fortunately for me, their stories also say that these beings are messengers of the Great Spirit and should be treated with honor.
("Postcards from Alexa: The Man with No Name"/Evening at Joe's)




Aqua Dulce, Texas, US - Duncan is a Texas Ranger chasing a killer named Melvin Koren (aka Kronos). Koren is "killed," but gets away from Duncan.
(Comes a Horseman)

c 1900

Flagstaff, Arizona, US - On another "adventure" in the wild west, I got on the wrong side of the law. The Sheriff's posse planned to hang me at dawn, but I was rescued by Sundance.
("Postcards from Alexa: Natural Wonders"/ Evening at Joe's


c 1900

US - Broke into a tough vault with Butch and Sundance.
(Methuselah's Gift)


c 1960-1985

Shared a stage with the Rolling Stones.


1965 - 3 July 1971

Byron takes on the alias of Jim Morrison.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


5 Oct 1968

Seacouver, Washington, US - Alexa Bond is born.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)



Joe joins the Watchers.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


31 Dec 1980

Donald Salzer is named "Watcher of the Year."
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)



Don becomes Head Researcher for the Western Europe Watchers.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)



Don recruits me to join the Watchers as a historian. I attend the Watcher Training Academy in Geneva, Switzerland with Garrett Crow and graduate 6th in my class (out of 103).
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM, "Postcards from Alexa: Natural Wonders"/Evening at Joe's)



I work as a historian in the Watchers.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)



Paris, France - I work as a researcher in the Watchers under my mentor Don (though sometimes I think Don wondered who was mentoring whom...).
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)



Paris, France - I'm given a Special Research Assignment to work on the Methos Chronicles. I become the Watchers' top Methos scholar.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM, Methos)



Feb 1995

Alexa is diagnosed with an inoperative cancer. She quits college three credits shy of getting her teaching credentials to become a part-time waitress at Joe's Bar in order to accommodate her treatments.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


25 Feb 1995

The Watchers issue a bulletin requesting all field agents to be on active alert for Kalas.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)



6 March 1995

Paris, France - I introduce myself to Duncan MacLeod after finding out that Kalas killed my friend, Watcher Donald Salzer.



According to one of Duncan's hallucinations, I fall in love with a Watcher named Jillian O'Hara and tell her of my immortality soon after.
(Not to Be, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)

29 May 1995

Paris, France - Kalas kills Don's wife Christine and gets a hold of the Watcher database that Don and I were working on. Kalas threatens to expose Immortals to the world.
(Finale Part 2, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


3 June 1995

Paris, France - Duncan beheads Kalas atop the Eiffel Tower.
(Finale Part 2, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)

5 June 1995

Watcher Martin Matthews is added to the Hall of Martyrs for his death at Kalas' hands after following him back to his hideout. The Watcher policy manual is updated on the proper use of cellular phones in the field.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


25 Oct 1995

Seacouver, Washington, US - As Adam Pierson, I send Kristin Gilles' Watcher, Veronique Millet, away to watch Richie's house, on the pretense that Kristen might show up there. Then I kill Kristin. The Watchers think Duncan or Richie killed her.
(Chivalry, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


Nov 1995

Seacouver, Washington, US - Joe throws a farewell party for Alexa. Two of his bartenders, Mike and Lou, give her a satin negligee as a going-away present.
("Postcards from Alexa: Natural Wonders"/ Evening at Joe's)


3 Nov 1995

Seacouver, Washington, US - Alexa and I begin our tour of the world. I want to start our trip with a sunrise at the Grand Canyon (which I've visited a dozen times over the years). After that we'll head to Bourbon Street in New Orleans, go up the Atlantic Coast to Washington, take in a little piece of West Virginia, collect our passports in New York then fly off to see the wonders of Egypt. At least that was the plan. The very first day a rainstorm strands us overnight in the Coronet Hotel, so no Grand Canyon sunrise. However, it's not a total disaster as that night Alexa and I make love for the first time.
(Timeless, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM, "Postcards from Alexa: World Enough and Time"/Evening at Joe's)



4 Nov 1995

Grand Canyon, US - We make it to the main gate of the Grand Canyon only to be turned away by the Arizona State Police. Unbelievably, the Canyon is closed because of a governmental shutdown! Instead, we check in early at the Crow Canyon Bed & Breakfast in Flagstaff, Arizona. I know the bed and breakfast owner, Mary Crow, through her son Garrett, with whom I went to school 10 years ago.
I had asked Mary to prepare the perfect marriage bed for us a candlelit suite with a bed full of roses and that afternoon we are married, not in the modern, legal way, but with a gold and gemstone necklace for Alexa, an anointing of her body with Frankincense and, finally, the ancient uniting of our bodies.
Afterwards, with single-minded determination, I head to town to prepare a surprise for Alexa, not knowing how hurt she would be when she woke up and found me gone. Mary gives Alexa a smoky-red quartz figurine her contribution to the hope chest while she waits for my return.
("Postcards from Alexa: Natural Wonders"/ Evening at Joe's)


5 Nov 1995

Flagstaff, Arizona, US - I return to the bed and breakfast just after midnight with newly bought stuffed backpacks. It's not like the government can fence off the whole Grand Canyon, so we're going to hike in. But again, my determination gets in the way it never occurs to me that the thin mountain air, uphill climb and heavy backpack would be too much for Alexa. We head back to the bed and breakfast.
The next day I try calling everyone I know from local rangers to an Undersecretary at the White House to see if someone can get us into the canyon, but no luck. Garrett arrives that evening and after hearing of our plight, takes us to a lookout over a gorge, a holy place known to his people.
Garrett, somehow guessing that I'm Immortal, asks me what the place was like before when his people roamed the Painted Desert. We climb over the railings to stand at the edge of the gorge and feel the ancient winds for a moment. "That's what it felt like," I tell Garrett.
Garrett leaves Alexa and I to spend the night overlooking the gorge. Alexa still worries about whether our souls are truly married. I declare my love for her, and she for me, and with the quartz figurine, we exchange marriage vows, then make the canyon ours.
("Postcards from Alexa: Natural Wonders"/ Evening at Joe's)



between Nov 1996 and Feb 1996

Venice, Italy - Alexa haggles with a 200-pound gondolier and has him cowed.
("Postcards from Alexa: Night in Geneva"/Evening at Joe's)

March 1996

Le Havre, France - I find Duncan and save him from an angry husband with a shotgun whose wife he slept with. I tell you, what would he do without me?


5 March 1996

Limay, France - Duncan kills Sean Burns while under the influence of the Dark Quickening.
(Deliverance, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)

9 March 1996

Athens, Greece - I return to Alexa and find the photos she took at the Museum at Olympia. When Alexa sees me with the photo of my statue, she realizes that the resemblance is too close for it to be an ancestor. I tell her of my immortality. ("Postcards from Alexa: Postcards from Athens"/Evening at Joe's)

March 1996

Paris, France - I leave Alexa in a hospital in Geneva and return to Paris to try and find the Methuselah Stone, the only thing that can save her life. I fail and the Methuselah Stone is lost forever.
(Methuselah's Gift, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


23 March 1996

Paris, France - The body of Nathan Stern, head of the Western Europe Watchers, is found on a bridge near Nézy-sur-Seine, along with his driver and three thugs hired by Daniel Geiger.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


25 March 1996

Paris, France - Dan Geiger's body washes ashore around 20 miles from the bridge where Stern and the others are found. He was shot twice, but died from drowning and had a piece of crystal in his hand when found.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


25 March 1996

Geneva, Switzerland - I return to Sacré Coeur Hospital to find Alexa near death. I annoint her with myrrh, climb into the bed and embrace her in our last hours together. She dies that night. I consider taking Alexa back to Santorini because she loved it there, but I don't want her to be so far away from me, so I return to Paris and bury her in Montparnasse cemetery.
("Postcards from Alexa: Night in Geneva"/ Evening at Joe's, Through a Glass Darkly, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


3 April 1996

Jillian O'Hara, a personal secretary in the Western Europe Watchers, announces her engagement to Monaco Area Supervisor Dennis Gaetan. They are supposed to be married on 17 January 1997 (her birthday). Instead, Jillian is soon killed by Immortal Jacob Galati.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)



12 April 1996

Paris, France - My regular poker game with Marcus Constantine and some of his employees from the Musée National des Antiquités is cancelled permanently when Constantine is beheaded by Avram Mordecai.
(Zealot, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)

May 1996

Paris, France - After almost 2000 years, I get involved in a married couple's dispute at Duncan's behest and almost die for my efforts.
(Till Death)


7 May 1996

Paris, France - David Shapiro, son of Watcher Director Jack Shapiro, is placed on field work early due to a manpower shortage.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)

May 1996

Paris, France - The Watchers and Immortals go to war when Jacob Galati kills David Shapiro.
(Judgment Day, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)

5 June 1996

Paris, France - Jack Shapiro kills Jacob Galati in retaliation for Galati killing his son. I decide that it's the perfect time for a vacation in Tibet.
(One Minute to Midnight, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


June 1996

Joe writes the final entry for Galati in the Chronicles since Galati didn't have his own Watcher.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


June 1996

The Watchers consider me Absent Without Leave (AWOL).
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


1 July 1996

The new, democratically elected, Watcher Tribunal meets for the first time to decide the fate of Jack Shapiro. They decide that the death of his son is more than enough punishment and allow him to retire.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


17 July 1996

Paris, France - The Watchers recommend that Dr. Amy Zoll, Marcus Constantine's former Watcher, be put in charge of the Special Research Assignment: Methos. She's allowed to continue researching Constantine since both projects are considered cold files.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)



4 Aug 1996

Seacouver, Washington, US - I find MacLeod, Richie and Joe glued to the TV in Joe's bar, carrying on about brotherhood, teamwork, and the Olympic spirit. I tell them what the Olympics were really like.
("Pants"/Evening at Joe's)


20 Sept 1996

Seacouver, Washington, US - Richie kills William Culbraith soon after Culbraith kills the Immortal posing as me.
(Messenger, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


25 Sept 1996

Seacouver, Washington, US - Duncan kills former comrade-in-arms Ingrid Henning.
(Valkyrie, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


31 Oct 1996

Seacouver, Washington, US - I try out for the Wheel of Time game show but I don't make it to the finals because I guess that it was Tom Jones and not Chubby Checker who popularized the twist.
(Comes a Horseman, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)



Nov 1996

Seacouver, Washington, US - Joe's confronted (via e-mail) about knowing that Adam is Methos. Joe assures them that I've changed since the Bronze Age. He protests that I would have disappeared if he had turned me in and says that now I won't mind being followed. (Yeah right, Joe.)
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)

7 Nov 1996

Bordeaux, France - A special operations agent, assigned by Melanie Hind, follows Duncan to our secret meeting in the Elysium church and overhears me describing Cassandra's escape from the Horsemen. I should have known that that "come alone" stuff never works.
(Revelation 6:8, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


8 Nov 1996

Bordeaux, France - Duncan kills Caspian.
(Revelation 6:8, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


10 Nov 1996

Bordeaux, France - Duncan kills Kronos and I kill Silas. Cassandra almost kills me but nobody kills Cassandra. I return to Paris by train, taking the flute Silas carved in the asylum with me, a final token of our friendship.
(Revelation 6:8, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM, "Train From Bordeaux"/Evening at Joe's)


12 Nov 1996

Dr. Zoll postulates that Silas was my student and jokingly asks Joe to ask me.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


28 Nov 1996

Dr. Zoll makes a progress report on the attempt to identify the Horsemen's other aliases by going through the Watchers' incomplete Chronicles (the ones with no first death or final death information).
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


20 Dec 1996

Dr. Zoll writes the Watcher Tribunal pointing out that it is meaningless to court martial Adam Pierson since he does not exist. And since he already quit the Watchers, they can't throw him out. And taking Methos' head would violate the new kinder, gentler approach the Watchers are trying to take.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


Dec 1996

I'm dishonorably discharged from the Watchers in absentia.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


3 Jan 1997

Dr. Zoll and Dr. Harami make a report on their research to date on references to the Horsemen in myths and legends.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)



20 April 1997

Paris, France - Duncan kills Byron. Joe e-mails Dr. Zoll informing her that Benjamin Adams was one of my aliases. (Hey, thanks a lot, Joe... buddy.)
(Modern Prometheus, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)

16 May 1997

Paris, France - Jason Landry suffers a stroke while trying to warn Duncan about an ancient demon he must defeat.
(Archangel, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


18 May 1997

Paris, France - Allison Landry dies in a fire of suspicious origin.
(Archangel, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)

19 May 1997

Paris, France - Duncan is tricked into taking Richie's head by something which claims to be an ancient demon.
(Archangel, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)

18 July 1997

The Watcher Tribunal asks Joe to accept a part-time professorship at the Watcher Academy and he agrees. Joe reports that Duncan sold the dojo in Seacouver and disappeared. Joe starts an Investigative Search Team to try and find him.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)

July 1997

The Watchers sell Joe's Seacouver bar and use the money to buy Le Blues Bar in Paris. Joe is transferred to Paris.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)

19 May 1998

Paris, France - Sophie Baines drowns in the Seine.
(Avatar, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)

28 Oct 1998

Paris, France - Joe's daughter Amy Brennan-Thomas witnesses Morgan Walker's men murder a woman on his command.
(Indiscretions, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


30 Oct 1998

Paris, France - Morgan Walker can't take no for an answer, so I take his head.
(Indiscretions, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


7 Nov 1998

Paris, France - Duncan kills Liam O'Rourke.
(Not to Be, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


15 Nov 1998

Joe's daughter, Amy Brennan-Thomas, is reassigned to Research as an apprentice to Dr. Zoll on the Methos project on the grounds that she doesn't have the heart for field work. (Keeping it in the family, huh Joe?)
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


22 April 1999

New York City, US - The first of a series of ritual slayings begin. Immortal (and insane) Hyksos Prince Khyan thinks the sacrifices will help him to locate the Hyksos sword, which he believes holds the spirit of his long-dead half-brother, King Apophis.
(Captive Soul)


29 April 1999

New York City, US - More ritual slayings.
(Captive Soul)




Cairo, Egypt - In one of my less rational moments, I break open a case in the Egyptian Museum to get at an ancient tablet. I end up getting thrown in jail. At my request, Dr. Abadi comes to the jail and I convince her to let me out and take me to see the Pharaoh Djer's sarcophagus.
We go to the museum's warehouse and open the sarcophagus. Sure enough, Djer is there, and he's not pleased. I draw one of the scarab's swords to finish him off, but Dr. Abadi not knowing why someone's alive in the sarcophagus but apparently wanting him to live long enough to explain himself hits me on the head with a vase. By the time I get up again, Djer has drawn the other sword from the scarab.
We exchange lunges and parries. I manage to disarm Djer but again again! Dr. Abadi interferes, calling for a guard who shoots me in the arm. Djer escapes while I'm down.
(The Methos Chronicles, Flash animated series)

Dec 2002

Paris, France - MacLeod turns up on the doorstep to my new house to grill me for info on the Watcher Sanctuary, a place where Immortals are drugged, unconscious and hidden from the rest of the world so the Watchers can ensure that the Game never ends. Joe, buddy, you guys have really got to change that line about "observe and record, but never interfere."
MacLeod's search for the Sanctuary is too successful he ends up in it. Joe and I have to rescue him.





The Watchers think I used the aliases Caratarix, Haribu, Et Maru and Metopholus at various times throughout history.
(Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)


Before 1664 BCE

Spent some time in the company of savage nomads. They loved to ride their ponies over the Asiatic steppes at breakneck gallops.
(Captive Soul)


A few centuries before 1664 BCE

I used to know some Eastern tribesmen who drank from their enemies' skulls.
(Captive Soul)


Between 885 BCE and 34 CE

Spent a century as a Samaritan (and I wasn't that good at it).


Between 776 BCE and 1 BCE

I competed in the Olympics, running in the foot race between Marathon and Athens, or so I tell Richie.
("Pants"/Evening at Joe's)


Stupid kid. There was no marathon event in the Ancient Olympics.

After 1450 CE?

Made friends with a Watcher. He recorded our friendship in his private journal, which was subsequently filed as a fairy tale in an Italian library.
(Judgment Day)



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I got this timeline from It's pretty nice. Thanks.