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On a potential crossover

Okay, train of thought here: by the end of this season Supernatural will be the longest running US genre show. Prior to Smallville, Stargate: SG-1 held that title. (Huh--just noticed they're all "S" titles, and short.) On SG-1, there are characters who die a bunch of times and come back to life--just like Sam and Dean, except Sam and Dean do it without alien technology, and also the general public knows that Sam and Dean have "died" a bunch of times. If they were on Highlander, the Watchers would totally think they're immortals. Has anyone written that story? Because it wouldn't take a whole lot to make those worlds mesh: Highlander already has demons in it (although they're a little different than SPN's), and the immortals could totally be descended from Nephilim or something, with their "quickening" actually being a destorted form of grace. Or something.

I'm not writing this (like, seriously--not writing this, so don't even suggest it), but it would be interesting to see what someone else could do with it.

Of course, the question is, would they be able to keep everyone in character? Because that's always the issue with crossovers, especially when both sets of characters are uber-capable in their own canons. (I shake my head over all the Teen Wolf-Supernatural crossovers where Sam and Dean suddenly can't cope with a bunch of teenaged werewolves. I mean, seriously? They've been doing that sort of thing since before they were teenagers, they've taken out demons, angels, even gods, and somehow a bunch of brand-new werewolves are too much for them? Makes me laugh in disbelief.)

Anyhow, just something that crossed my mind, and I remembered that I used to stick this kind of stuff up here, so I figured, why not?
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The nice thing about doing a Highlander/other-magic-show crossover is that Highlander is pretty...encapsulated. With a lot of genre shows, you start with werewolves or vampires or witches or whatever, but over time they add in all sorts of other magic "stuff", and eventually you hit a point where the two mythologies just aren't compatible anymore--Buffy vampires aren't like True Blood vampires aren't like SPN vampires etc. This is why when I wanted to do SPN/Dresden Files I resorted to actual interdimensional portals. Highlander pretty much didn't do that. (I don't remember demons. When did that happen?) So you can manage to work in Immortals fairly easily.

I do like the idea of Quickening being broken Grace; that's a cool idea. Maybe "there can be only one" because of something like Castiel's current Grace problems: it's not attached to the "right" angel, so it thinks it needs continual infusions from other Grace to keep itself going, even though that's not actually true (or if you want more angst, it is true and an Immortal who never duels eventually withers away). The beheading also harmonizes nicely with the throat-slitting. :)
The demon thing happened at the end of 5/beginning of 6, and pretty much spelled the end of the show as, well, the show and not just auditions for the spin-off. I've never been able to bring myself to watch it, because of that. But it does serve as a nice potential cross-over point!

Maybe "there can be only one" because of something like Castiel's current Grace problems: it's not attached to the "right" angel, so it thinks it needs continual infusions from other Grace to keep itself going, even though that's not actually true (or if you want more angst, it is true and an Immortal who never duels eventually withers away).

I really like this! Not that I'll do anything with it, but sometimes it's fun to just play with ideas. If nothing else, it would be interesting to see angels interact with Methos....


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Edited at 2015-04-08 11:15 pm (UTC)
So that would be Supernatural, Highlander, SG-1 and the Mortal Instruments (Nephilim)? That would be different.
No, just Supernatural and Highlander--SG-1 is merely there as a mental connector, and I'm completely unfamiliar with Mortal Instruments. The Highlander immortals don't quite match the depiction of nephilim on Supernatural, but that's a one-off appearance and late in canon, so it would be pretty easy to hand-wave.
OK, I had thought Mortal Instruments was a part of this because some of the characters are nephilim as well.
I enjoyed the books very much. I'm just finishing up the last of the prequel to the Mortal Instruments The Infernal Devices, Book 3: Clockwork Princess (I read all the Mortal Instruments books first, I read 6 books in a week I was so engrossed). It's fantasy and action adventure. Like the Harry Potter series, it's rated YA but it doesn't read like it was written for teens but adults IMHO. There is a movie but they strayed somewhat from the book. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. If you have Encore on your cable system you may find it on one of those channels to watch. They play it on and off.

The Mortal Instruments read order

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones book 1

The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes Book 2

The Mortal Instruments: City of Glass Book 3

The Infernal Devices Book 1: Clockwork Angel
The Mortal Instruments, Book 4: City of Fallen Angels
The Infernal Devices, Book 2: Clockwork Prince
The Mortal Instruments, Book 5: City of Lost Souls
The Infernal Devices, Book 3: Clockwork Princess
The Mortal Instruments, Book 6: City of Heavenly Fire (Coming out in May but is out in Ebook)




Thanks for the book order! That sort of thing is always nice to know before you wind up half-way in and utterly confused.
Well, I didn't find it until after I read most of the Mortal Instruments books and it was too late by then. I can see why they wanted that order as well, since it makes sense for what is in the Mortal Instruments books. Since I'm coming to the end of the prequel of the Infernal Devices I see where it fits in with Mortal Instruments. Wish I would have known that before. Enjoy the reading because I like these stories and there is a TV series in the works though I don't have an Idea when it will be coming out.