Nov. 01, 2008
60 min.
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Legend of the Seeker

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, a mysterious Kahlan, appears in Richard Cypher's forest sanctuary seeking help. In their darkest hour, hunted relentlessly, neither of them knows that the rules of battle have just changed...or that their time has run out. This is the beginning. One story. One Rule. Witness the birth of a legend.

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Kahlan Amnell Legend of the Seeker
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Kahlan Amnell

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Bridget Catherine Regan (born February 3, 1982) is an American actress known for portrayals such as Kahlan ...

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Kahlan Amnell is the Mother Confessor, leader of an ancient order of magical women. She has the power to make anyone she touches tell the truth, but whoever Kahlan "confesses" also loses their free will and is compelled to love and obey her for as long as they live. Kahlan risked everything to find Richard Cypher. What she didn't expect was to fall in love with him. But her powers keep them from ever being together. Despite their dilemma, Kahlan helped Richard defeat Darken Rahl, the tyrant who was so close to becoming ruler of the three territories.

Kahlan hopes very much that she and Richard can someday find a way to express their undying love for each other. But first, she faces a greater threat that threatens to destroy them all - the Keeper of the Underworld. Darken Rahl's defeat has opened a rift to this land of the dead, and the Keeper is preparing to wage war on the world of the living. Only the Stone of Tears can seal the Keeper and his evil minions in the nether region. Only the Seeker can find the Stone. And Kahlan's greatest duty as Mother Confessor is to protect the Seeker.

Kahlan's mother died when she was five years old, of a terrible wasting disease. After her mother's death, her father was unconfessed and he took Kahlan and her sister Dennee, and forced them to use their powers to do his bidding. After a while another Confessor found them and took them away from their father and took them to Thandore, a magical valley hidden from evil where they were raised. Sometime after this, Kahlan was taken to be taught and trained in Aydndril by other Confessors. Unfortunately, Kahlan only saw evil for a long time, which caused her to loose some compassion and trust in people. Richard, throughout the series, helps her see that people can be trusted, and Kahlan learns to trust and love again.

Kahlan and Dennee started out together to find the one true Seeker and give him the book of Counted Shadows. However, Dennee was hit by an arrow shot by a solider and presumed dead. Kahlan was left then to continue on alone. She finds Zedd with the night wisp, Shar, and soon after, Richard. The D'Haran solider tells the people of Hartland that Kahlan is a witch so they will not trust her. He also tells them that Richard is under her spell so that the people will not trust him either. After they then go through the boundary, Kahlan helps guide Richard through the Midlands on his journey as the new Seeker.

Not long after the series progresses, Kahlan soon realizes that she has begun to develop feelings for Richard but knows that she can never act on them without destroying him with her powers (which could not be controlled if she ever was with Richard intimately). Richard believes that he and Kahlan will someday find a way to be together and by the end of the series she begins to believe him. Because a Confessor's power comes from the emotion of love, the love she has for Richard ends up making her stronger.

In Season 1 Episode 10; Kahlan is named the Mother Confessor; head of all Confessors, and ruler to the Midlands. In order to kill Darken Rahl Richard must be confessed while using the boxes of Orden. In order for the power of Orden to not turn Richard into and evil tyrant, Kahlan's touch will not harm him, as both Richard and Zedd try to assure her. While her power subdues the power of Orden, the power of Orden will do the same for her power. Nonetheless it still takes Zedd and Richard forever to convince Kahlan that it will all work out.

In the Second Season, Kahlan is much more powerful and stronger. A prophecy is revealed saying, "As long as the Mother Confessor's pure heart beats, the Keeper [of the Underworld] is doomed to fail." This causes the Keeper's followers to try and terminate her. In the end an evil sorceress takes over Kahlan's mind and tells Kahlan to bring her the Stone of Tears. Zedd and Cara kill the sorceress in an attempt to free Kahlan, but instead of releasing her, it causes her to go into the Con Dar. Once Kahlan catches up with Richard, she tries to confess him and force him to give her the stone, but it does not work. He has already given the stone to the Keeper who has taken up the disguise of a young, helpless child. In the end Kahlan stabs Richard and with his dying breath, Richard tells her that he loves her and knows that she did not mean to kill him. Those words bring Kahlan back to herself and her tears over Richard's death create a new Stone of Tears. Richard is revived as blind as when he died, and so Kahlan acts as his guide and leads him to the Pillars of Creation.

Shortly after they repair the tear in the Veil and rid the world of the Keeper, Kahlan and Richard share a kiss, with it now revealed that the reason Kahlan could not confess Richard was because their love is more powerful than any magic in the world. They depart with Cara and Zedd, the world finally at peace once more and their journey at an end.

Kahlan typically wears a white dress when acting as the Mother Confessor. She has long, wavy brown hair which cascades down her back, and bright blue eyes. She is almost as tall as Richard (who is described as taller than most men) and about the same age (she starts the series in her mid-twenties). The white dress is an iconic symbol of the Mother Confessor. It is laced up, and underneath the dress, she wears a corset and black pants. She wears black travelling boots. When not dressed in her Mother Confessor clothing, the length of her hair and her bearing speak of what she is and the power she has.

She also has a moss-green travelling dress, mostly used when travellling or fighting. The dress' skirt consists of four slits, providing broad leg movement, such as running or fighting. It has a hood, which drapes over shoulders. She typically wears this when not wanting to be identified as the Mother Confessor.

Her third outfit is considered her warrior garb. The dress consists of a laced up corset and a skirt with slits down the side. Over her dress she wears a laced-up jacket. She also wears thigh-high boots.

In each outfit, she keeps her daggers in her boots.

Kahlan, as the Mother Confessor, has the ability to take away a person's will with only the touch of her hand. Once Kahlan confesses a person, that person lives to serve her to the point of dying for her. The people she confess also fall in love with her until the very moment she dies. Kahlan and her sister Dennee are the last of the confessor race; the rest were hunted down and killed by Darkan Rahl's followers.

At rare times of emotional distress, which usually involves Richard being in danger, Kahlan goes into a powerful and unstoppable rage called the Con Dar, otherwise known as the Blood Rage.

The Con Dar is where Kahlan is entirely consumed by rage, and gains the ability to confess someone just by pointing to them.

Richard seems to be the only one that can calm her down.

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02x10 - Perdition
Season 2, Episode 10
01x15 - Conversion
Season 1, Episode 15
02x15 - Creator
Season 2, Episode 15
02x08 - Light
Season 2, Episode 08
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