The devil is alive, and he walks among you.
Eons ago, there was a battle between a powerful deity and a devil from the nine realms of hell. The losing devil, to avoid being killed, broke himself apart into many small pieces. These would be absorbed by children in utero, where the deity could hide and avoid being detected. These children would become the first immortals, where the spirit would manifest when they were killed. Various other immortals would be born throughout the millenias, until all of the devil's remains would be amongst humanity.
Whenever immortals meet, they would be compelled to fight each other 1-on-1 in IMMORTAL KONFLICT! They are transported to a mirror universe that is a reflection of the mortal world. There, they fight to the death to rock music playing in the background with swords, which are an extension of their inner soul and can be summoned or hidden at will by the user. The only way to kill an immortal is to perform a fatality by cutting off their head. Afterwhich, their bodies would remain behind in the mirror world and their soul would be absorbed by their killer. The winning immortal would gain their memories and strengths to make them more formidable in battle against future opponents.
After thousands of years, an event will take place in NYC known as the gathering. The few remaining immortals are compelled to come here and fight the last battles between each other. The last immortal would have absorbed all of the deity's pieces, and become the host vessel for the re-formed devil through which he will reincarnate himself. Back in the day, it was easy to have battles between immortals and keep it our of the limelight. With the 20th century, however, the world has changed. Advancements in technology, such as satalities, cell phones, GPS, cameras, etc, have made being undetected more difficult. why would this mirror world not worm and fail to keep it a secret? Because in the end....
There Can be Only One.