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Iman Fasil
Iman
Appeared in Highlander(Film)
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Name Iman Fasil
Aliases Gautier de Savoie, Fasil ibn Said, Gianmarco Salieri, Aman Abbasi, Samuel Frend
Born 1145, Savoie France
First Death 1187, fighting with the Saracens during the Crusades
Teachers Haroun al-Rashid
Origin French
Watchers Stuart Nelson
Status Deceased, Beheaded by Connor MacLeod 1985
Occupation Knight, soldier, Antiques dealer
Portrayed by  Peter Diamond
Much is unknown about Iman Fasil. He was among one of the last remaining Immortals at the time of the gathering, and before arriving in New York, he was living in Syria. He faced

off against Conner Macleod whom he had known in the past. Their battle took place inside an underground parking garage in Madison Square Garden. During the battle, Fasil gained momentum and managed to disarm the Highlander who defended himself using a metal pipe and struck Fasil before disappearing into the shadows. Eventually Conner recovered his katana and faced off against Fasil whom he disarmed. Conner swung his weapon and took Fasil’s head and received his quickening. According to the film, Fasil’s headless body was the second corpse found in an on-going investigation by NYC police.

TriviaEdit

Conner and Fasil.
In the film, Fasil died between 10pm and 10:30pm.

Peter Diamond, who played Fasil in the original film, also appeared in the television series in the episode Band of Brothers. He played a mortal, Brigand, who was among those who killed Darius while looting the ancient immortals church, and then faced off against Duncan MacLeod, only to be killed by him.  Diamond was only the second and only actor to appear in both the original film and the series after Christopher Lambert.

In addition to playing Fasil, Diamond also served as a stunt coordinator on the film.

Fasil’s sword in the first draft script was a Claymore.

Although his true origins are unknown, it has been suggesedt the Fasil was born in Europe and converted to Islam at some point in his life, perhaps during the Crusades of the early 11th century.

Fasil learned his fighting style from the Saracens.

In the novelization of the movie, he uses a Scimitar

He was a skilled acrobat.

Fasil was shown to have existed in the TV series universe challenge loser to Conner MacLeod. His name there is Aman rather than Iman.

Weapon Edit

Fasil’s sword was a Toledo Salamanca Rapier worth three million dollars. The film mistakenly has the sword referred to as a broadsword by Brenda Wyatt which is interesting since she is supposed to be an expert in ancient weaponry. (She even refers to Conner’s Katana as a samurai)

An original Bob Keen Image FX Ltd Fiberglass decapitated head prop of Fasil, used onscreen, commanded a price of £2,500.00.[1][2][3]

ReferencesEdit

[1]

  1. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0224701/
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Diamond_(actor)