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Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez (Character)
from Highlander (1986)

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Highlander (1986)
Ramirez: [narrating] From the dawn of time we came; moving silently down through the centuries, living many secret lives, struggling to reach the time of the Gathering; when the few who remain will battle to the last. No one has ever known we were among you... until now.

Connor MacLeod: You're a liar!
Ramirez: You have the manners of a goat. And you smell like a dung-heap! And you have no knowledge whatsoever of your potential! Now.
[shouts]
Ramirez: Get out!
[rocks the boat, sending MacLeod into the lake]
Connor MacLeod: [as Ramirez rows away] Help me, I'm drowning!
Ramirez: You can't drown, you fool, you're immortal!
[continues rowing]

Ramirez: The sensation you are feeling is the quickening.
Connor MacLeod: Who are you?
Ramirez: We are the same, MacLeod. We are *brothers*!

Ramirez: [after MacLeod misses him with his sword] Crude and slow clansman, your attack was no better then that of a clumsy child.
Connor MacLeod: This cannot be, it's the devil's work.
Ramirez: You cannot die, MacLeod, accept it.
Connor MacLeod: [laughs before realising Ramirez was serious] I hate you.
Ramirez: Good. That is a perfect place to start.

Connor MacLeod: Tell me how'd it happen for God's sake.
Ramirez: Why does the sun come up? Or are the stars just pin holes in the curtain of night, who knows? What I do know is that because you were born different, men will fear you... try to drive you away like the people of your village.
[MacLeod turns his back]
Ramirez: You must learn to conceal your special gift and harness it until the time of the gathering.
Connor MacLeod: What gathering?
Ramirez: When only a few of us are left, we will feel an irresistible pull towards a far away land... to fight for the prize.

Ramirez: Why does the sun come up, or are the stars just pinholes in the curtain of night?

Ramirez: If your head comes away from your neck, it's over!

Ramirez: The Kurgan. He is the strongest of all the immortals. He's the *perfect* warrior. If he wins the Prize, mortal man would suffer an eternity of darkness.
Connor MacLeod: How do you fight such a savage?
Ramirez: With heart, faith and steel. In the end there can be only one.

Ramirez: You cannot die, MacLeod. Accept it.
Connor MacLeod: I hate you!
Ramirez: Good. That is a perfect way to start.

Kurgan: Who is the woman?
Ramirez: She's MINE!
Kurgan: Ah! Not for much longer...

Kurgan: You can't defeat me, Ramirez! I am the strongest!
Ramirez: My cut has improved your voice!

[after Connor has called Ramirez a "haggis"]
Ramirez: Haggis? What is haggis?
Connor MacLeod: Sheep's stomach, stuffed with meat and barley.
Ramirez: And what do you do with it?
Connor MacLeod: You eat it.
Ramirez: How revolting!

Ramirez: [singing] B-A-L-A-N-C-E, balance...
Connor MacLeod: I don't like boats, I don't like water. I'm a man, not a fish!
Ramirez: Oh, you complain endlessly.
Connor MacLeod: You look like a woman, you stupid haggis!

[last lines]
Ramirez: Patience, Highlander. You have done well. But it'll take time. You are generations being born and dying. You are at one with all living things. Each man's thoughts and dreams are yours to know. You have power beyond imagination. Use it well, my friend.

Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez: You must leave her, brother. I was born 2,437 years ago. In that time I've had three wives. The last was Shakiko, a Japanese Princess... When Shakiko died I was shattered. I would save you that pain. Please, let Heather go.

Connor MacLeod: I don't like boats, I don't like water. I'm a man, not a fish.
Ramirez: So you complain endlessly.
Connor MacLeod: You look like a woman you stupid haggis.
Ramirez: Haggis? What is haggis?
Connor MacLeod: Sheep's stomach stuffed with meat and barley
Ramirez: And what do you do with it?
Connor MacLeod: You eat it!
Ramirez: How revolting!
[Ramirez sneezes]
Connor MacLeod: Be still for God's sake! You'll tip us over.
Ramirez: So?
Connor MacLeod: I cannot swim you Spanish peacock.
Ramirez: I'm not Spanish, I'm Egyptian.
Connor MacLeod: You said you were from Spain! You're a liar!
Ramirez: You have the manners of a goat and you smell like a dung-heap. And you've no knowledge whatsoever of your potential. Now, get out!
[Throws MacLeod into the lake]

Ramirez: Greetings.
[Connor and Heather look baffled]
Ramirez: I am Juan Sánchez Villalobos Ramírez, Chief metallurgist to King Charles V of Spain. And I'm at your service.

Ramirez: Patience, Highlander. You have done well. But it will take time. There are generations being born and dying. You're at one with all living things. Each man's thoughts and dreams are yours to know. You have power beyond imagination. Use it well my friend. Don't lose your head.

Ramirez: MacLeod, I was born 2,437 years ago. In that time, I've had three wives. The last was Shikiko, a Japanese princess. Her father, Masamune, a genius, made this for me
[shows MacLeod his Samurai sword]
Ramirez: in 593 B.C. It is the only one of its kind... like his daughter. When Shikiko died, I was shattered. I would save you that pain. Please... let Heather go.

Ramirez: Sometimes, MacLeod, the sharpest blade isn't enough.


"Highlander: The Animated Series: The Setup (#1.13)" (1995)
Ramirez: If you want to be the last , you better spend more time preparing, Kortan.
Kortan: Just as long as you're not the last , Ramirez.
[Kortan takes a sword and attacks Ramirez. Ramirez tries to defend himself, but Kortan knocks him over and approaches to behead him ]
Yashoda: [stopping Kortan] Not here, Kortan. You're forgetting the rule.
Kortan: Your rule, Yashoda. Not mine.
[tries to take Yashoda's head ]

Ramirez: [recognizing Lothar's sword] I know this sword . It almost killed me.

Yashoda: What's the point of defeating Kortan only to replace him with another Kortan?
Quentin MacLeod: I...
Ramirez: Yashoda... he realized his error in time.
Yashoda: True. But who knows if he will be able to overcome such weaknesses in the future.
Ramirez: I'll always be at his side. It will not happen again.
Yashoda: You, Ramirez? I don't remember you being a model student.


"Highlander: The Animated Series: The Last Weapon (#1.3)" (1994)
Ramirez: [Quentin and Ramirez are on a boat in the lake. Quentin is trying to keep his balance while holding a stick with two heavy rocks attached] Calls himself a man and can't even stand on his own two feet.

Ramirez: Now what are you going to do?
Quentin McLeod: First, I'll get rid of them.
Ramirez: What are you waiting for? That should be easy to do with such a weapon. And then what will you do, Quentin?
Quentin McLeod: Then... I'll finish off Kortan! I don't need your knowledge now that I have this!
Ramirez: And then... ?
Quentin McLeod: Then Mogonda will be mine and...
Ramirez: And the world will have a new tyrant.
Quentin McLeod: Well, isn't that what you and the other Jettators had planned?

Ramirez: [Quentin has forced Mohar and his lieutenants to jump off the ship by holding them at gunpoint and eventually shooting at their feet. Ramirez applauds him]
[sarcastic]
Ramirez: A great victory, MacLeod. Only a true Highlander could have done it.


"Highlander: The Animated Series: The Last of the Macleods (#1.1)" (1994)
Ramirez: [voice over] Seven centuries ago, after the great catastrophe, all Immortals assembled together on the Hill of Oath. By surrendering arms, we all became Jettators. All but one.
[All Jettators drop their swords on the ground]
Kortan: [knocking his sword in the ground] I refuse to take this absurd vow and since no one will do battle with me, I declare myself the last Immortal and claim the prize: supreme knowledge and absolute power .

Ramirez: So be it. Quentin the Dundee. I'll be back. If not for you, then for another. I've got time.

Glen: Who are you?
Ramirez: A miracle.


"Highlander: The Animated Series: The Survivors from Outer Space (#2.15)" (1995)
Ramirez: You know, Clyde, there is at least one ancient invention I most certainly know how to operate.
Clyde: Hmm, what's that?
Ramirez: Feet. After you.

Ramirez: Out of jet fuel. Hmm, I don't imagine we'll find a mechanic at this hour. I'd say we're about 700 years too late.


"Highlander: The Animated Series: The Courage of Love (#1.12)" (1994)
Branagh: You have returned the most important thing in the world to me and have helped me get rid of my greatest burden: my immortality.
Ramirez: In the end, Branagh, you found your courage by obeying your heart.

Ramirez: Cuidado, Quentin. Te estas quemando el abrigo.
Quentin MacLeod: What are you talking about? You... want water?
Ramirez: Tonto! Ten cuidado con las llamas!
Quentin MacLeod: I don't understand a word you're saying, Ramirez.
Ramirez: Too bad. I was trying to tell you that your coat is on fire.


"Highlander: The Animated Series: A Taste of Betrayal (#1.2)" (1994)
Ramirez: [having knocked out a guard with a science book ] Science can be heavy-going, eh?

Ramirez: In a few minutes , you may very well be the last, Kortan, but you will rule over a pile of cinders for all eternity. Mogonda is going to explode. If the generator is destroyed, not only will Mogonda disappear, but the whole of the valley will go with it. Let us leave Mogonda and I will spare your city. When we're safe, I'll show you how to disconnect the bomb. Think fast, Kortan.
Kortan: You win... this time.


"Highlander: The Animated Series: Exodus (#1.7)" (1994)
Quentin MacLeod: Is there really another world, Ramirez?
Ramirez: There is always another world.

Quentin MacLeod: [looking at the ship models] Aren't they a little... small?
Ramirez: But these are just models, you can't sail on models!


"Highlander: The Animated Series: The Treasure in the Sand (#2.4)" (1995)
Ramirez: Don't look so disappointed, MacLeod. These tracks were made by our Gavors. And I bet the MacLeod sword that she's with them.

Ramirez: This time the treasures of the spirit will remain intact until men are worthy to reclaim them.


Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
Juan Ramirez: You've remembered almost everything I taught you.
Conner MacLeod: I've had a lot of practice lately.
Juan Ramirez: There is no substitute for experience.
Conner MacLeod: What experience? You've been dead for five hundred years.

Juan Ramirez: But on the contrary, Virginia, all of the most beautiful women had dark hair. Helen of Troy, Cleopatra, Nefertiti, Joan of Arc to name a few. In fact, it's well known that these dair haired ladies
[lean in to whisper to Virginia]
Juan Ramirez: like to sit on men's faces.


"Highlander: The Animated Series: Melvyn the Magnificent (#1.4)" (1994)
Ramirez: Quentin, you must put the past behind you and accept your fate. You want the MacLeod sword? You'll get it when you show signs of progress. If you ever do.
Quentin MacLeod: How can I make progress against magic? Like... burning water.
Ramirez: It isn't water, Quentin. It's oil.

Melvyn: You are welcome, Ramirez. My kingdom greets you.
Quentin MacLeod: Who is that?
Ramirez: I have no idea.
Quentin MacLeod: He seems to know you at any rate.
[Melvyn dismisses his men]
Melvyn: Glory to all of us! Glory to us Immortals!
Ramirez: Immortal? You?


"Highlander: The Animated Series: Fallout (#1.11)" (1994)
Prometheus: The radiation has destroyed my body.
Ramirez: But you're immortal.
Prometheus: Do you really think that helps, Ramirez? My immortality has become my prison.


"Highlander: The Animated Series: Dead Ringer (#2.7)" (1995)
Ramirez: Quentin MacLeod, by the Immortals' blood, in honoured memory of Connor MacLeod, you will now receive the secret sword with all its power.
Clyde: [incredulous] But you keep saying that Kortan is stronger. That Quentin wouldn't have a chance.
Ramirez: [ignoring Clyde] Quentin MacLeod, will you combat Kortan to restore knowledge, justice, and liberty to mankind?
Quentin MacLeod: I will.
Clyde: Quentin...
Ramirez: I hereby returned you the secret sword of the MacLeods: be proud and worthy of her; she shall serve you well in the final combat, for in the end there can be only one.
Quentin MacLeod: [taking the sword] I thought this day would never come.
Ramirez: I vow to serve you to the end of time, Highlander.


"Highlander: The Animated Series: Tricks of the Mind (#2.24)" (1995)
Old Man: It was written. All was written! But no one believed it, no one. And the world was destroyed. Destroyed!
Ramirez: What are you talking about, you old fool? What happened here?
Old Man: Centuries and centuries ago, the great catastrophe punished mankind and it is still punishing them. Again and again.
Ramirez: Great catastrophe? What are you talking about?
Old Man: Ever since the great catastrophe everything is dead.
[Ramirez notices that the children are hiding in fear]
Ramirez: What about the children? Why did they run away when they saw me?
Old Man: You're a stranger. You could be one of the killers. You... you could be one of the Hunters.
Ramirez: Tell me something... who are these Hunters?
Old Man: Who are you? You're asking questions. Too many questions.
[the Old Man tries to leave, but Ramirez grabs him]
Ramirez: No, wait! You got to tell me what happened!
Old Man: Go ahead, kill me. I'm not afraid of you, I'm not afraid to die and I'm not afraid of Kortan!
Ramirez: Kortan? Kortan's responsible for all this?


"Highlander: The Animated Series: The History Lesson (#1.8)" (1994)
Quentin MacLeod: How did men forget all these incredible things?
Ramirez: It was Kortan. Kortan used his powers to wipe them from our memory.
Quentin MacLeod: So he could control us better.
Ramirez: Yes. In order to know where he's going, man needs to understand where he's been.


"Highlander: The Animated Series: The Sound of Madness (#1.5)" (1995)
Ramirez: [after Quentin has failed another training session] And so ends the quest of Quentin MacLeod, he who may have become the Highlander.


"Highlander: The Animated Series: Isle of Grans (#2.18)" (1995)
Ramirez: This might just be tonight's supper.
[Ramirez moves some bushes, ready to hit with a stick whatever's hiding behind it. They found some baby Grans]
Ramirez: Baby Grans?
Clyde: What, let me see...
Ramirez: Well, I'll be...
Clyde: [disapproving] Ramirez, how could you?
Ramirez: Sorry... I... I didn't... alright, alright, I didn't do anything, did I ?


"Highlander: The Animated Series: Eagle Valley (#2.17)" (1996)
Ramirez: [taking a look at the hang-glider drawing] This reminds me of an old Italian friend of mine. He was a painter and an inventor. In his spare time.


"Highlander: The Animated Series: The Blood of My Enemy (#2.13)" (1995)
Valka: [trying to convince Ramirez that he should use his blood to save Asklepios] You have to help him. He took a sword that was meant for you!
Ramirez: Nonsense. He was simply obeying Kortan's orders. He's Kortan's most devoted servant.


"Highlander: The Animated Series: Cult of the Immortal (#2.22)" (1995)
Marjorie: What is this place?
[Quentin, Ramirez and Marjorie have entered the Bureaucrat lab hidden inside the false God's temple ]
Ramirez: This is where the lie begins.


"Highlander: The Animated Series: The Price of Freedom (#2.3)" (1995)
Ramirez: How's Kortan these days, Merr? Still ruling the world?
[punches him out]


"Highlander: The Animated Series: The Siege of the Dundees (#2.12)" (1995)
Ramirez: Twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five... what's Arak after with an army that size?
Quentin MacLeod: Maybe it's me.
Ramirez: Could be, MacLeod, could be.