Born Gaultier de Savoie, a French knight, and part of the third Crusade. He was taken prisoner by the Muslims at Jerusalem, and came in contact with the Arab culture. He was taken to Damascus as a slave, and there, Gaultier converted to Islam. His name was changed to Iman Fasil ibn Said, after the Muslim who taught the Koran to him. At the Battle of Hittin,Fasil, had switched allegiance and fought with the Saracens. It was there a Crusader sword stabbed him through the chest, ending his life.
Immortal Existence (1229-1985) Edit
Fasil went back to his master among those soldiers who had survived Hittin, and felt for the first time the presence of an immortal: his mentor turned out to be Haroun al-Rashid a fellow immortal. Haroun instructed him in the Game. Fasil continued fighting with the Saracens until 1229, when Al-Kamel delivered Jerusalem to the Emperor Frederic II. Fasil, disillusioned and weary of war, felt he had done his part in Allah's name. He was ready for peace.
Fasil decided he should explore the world, and followed his mentor, Haroun, to southern Europe, toward Spain. En route, Haroun died, losing his head to Haresh Clay.
In Toledo, around 1592, Fasil made a new friend in the person of Armando Torres, a master sword smith who taught Fasil about the Renaissance in Europe, and who presented him with a beautiful gift when Fasil married his foster-daughter Constanza: a Toledo Salamanca sword rapier, a weapon which Fasil used until his death. After thirty years of marriage, and the death of his beloved wife, Fasil wandered back to Syria, finding the country changed, and settled in Istanbul for almost half a century.
Feud with the MacLeods Edit
Fasil became an active participant in the Game, killing with abandon. He met both Connor and Duncan MacLeod and instigated a feud with them by killing a young protege of Connor's. In 1656, he went to the immortal Hamza el-Kahir for counsel and advice. After that he hired himself out to circuses around Europe, working as an acrobat. He did various jobs, took several heads and fought Connor on three separate occasions.He continued playing the Game, but succeeded at putting his life together. Later, he worked in law enforcement in Damascus. And then he felt a strange pull to New York.
Detecting fellow Immortal Connor MacLeod at a wrestling match, he met MacLeod in the car park and challenged him. There, after an intense battle, in which he briefly held the upper hand, MacLeod got the best of Fasil and took his head and his quickening.
In the 1985 film Highlander: Fasil was played by the English actor Peter Diamon, a graduate of the Royal Accademy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), would go on to become an accomplished stuntman and Fight-Arranger in both TV and Films.
An original Bob Keen Image FX Ltd Fiberglass decapitated head prop of Fasil, used onscreen, commanded a price of £2,500.00.