Friday, September 8, 2017

Best Outlander Characters

With the return of Outlander this Sunday for season 3, I've been re-watching the second season this past week to get myself all caught up again. I think one of my absolute favourite things about this series is the richness of the characters. Even if a story is great, I won't be able to get into it if the character development is poor, but I am more likely to put up with a lackluster plot for wonderful people. So here are some of the delightful folk from the first two seasons/novels that make this great series worth a watch.

  1. James (Jamie) Fraser
    Where else to start but our favourite red-headed leading man? Dashing, intelligent, good with horses, and fiercely loyal - what's not to love? Well, maybe that he's stubborn as an ox?
  2. Claire Randall Fraser
    The one and only time-travelling nurse we've all grown to love. Her strength and intelligence, quick-thinking, and determination make her someone to admire. Her stubbornness is matched by few other than her husband.
  3. Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser
    Murtagh might seem rather cold to many people, but he really is the biggest sweetheart. He looks after his godson Jamie like he is his own flesh and blood.
  4. Edward (Ned) Gowan
    Ned is not only a lawyer with an adventurous streak, but he is also a great friend with a cunning mind. If that wasn't enough for you, it's his doing that our favourite couple is together!
  5. Hugh Munro
    Hugh might be a beggar, but don't let that fool you. He used to be a teacher and, although was robbed of his ability to speak, developed his own version of sign language with which to communicate. He is an invaluable friend to Jamie and to Claire as well.
  6. Dougal MacKenzie
    Love him or hate him, he is nothing if not fascinating. War Chieftain of Clan MacKenzie and incredibly passionate about anything he puts his mind to, there's no getting past this Scot.

No, I haven't forgotten Janet (Jenny) Fraser Murray, Ian Murray, Fergus Fraser, or any of the other amazing characters - but there are so many good ones I had to stop at just a few! Who are your favourites?

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