The Immortal (2000) premiered in syndication the week of October 2, 2000. In the early 17th century the exploring merchant ship Dauphine set sail from France to its final resting-place in the far off Japanese seas. A demonic storm left the proud ship in timbers and the crew of eighty-seven destroyed but for one child, Raphael Cain. Raphael was discovered by the enigmatic Yashiro who took him in before himself leaving for ten years, only to return to find Raphael's wife Mikiko murdered and child Kiyomi stolen by the evil demons Mallos and Vashista. Raphael forges his pain in the creation of an otherworldly sword and with a curse that will drag him through the centuries and into Immortality. Trained by Yashiro and accompanied by Goodwin, Raphael becomes The Immortal, battling evil in the name of all that is good.