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10th Apr '17 10:38:18 PM teddybear334
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* BlackWidow: Geilis Duncan. When Claire asks her how many husbands she's had, she pauses for a minute to count, then says she's had five husbands since she came to the New World. And that's not counting Greg Edgars, Arthur Duncan, and anyone else she married before she came to Jamacia. When Claire seems shocked, Geilis casually caresses an arsenic bottle in her store room and tells Claire that the tropics are a "very unhealthy atmosphere for an Englishman."

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* BlackWidow: Geilis Duncan. When Claire asks her how many husbands she's had, she pauses for a minute to count, then says she's had five husbands since she came to the New World. And past. So that's not even counting Greg Edgars, Arthur Duncan, and anyone else she married before she came to Jamacia.Edgars. When Claire seems shocked, Geilis casually caresses an arsenic bottle in her store room and tells Claire that the tropics are a "very unhealthy atmosphere for an Englishman."
7th Apr '17 10:21:46 PM teddybear334
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* DamselinDistress:

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* DamselinDistress: Played straight a few times, but Claire is more than willing to subvert this trope when necessary. Jamie uses her to make a 16-year-old John Grey think she's about to be raped. Later in the books, Claire (rather more willingly) pretends to be a hostage so that the English soldiers will allow her "captors" to depart unharmed.



* EveryoneIsRelated: Even across centuries.

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* EveryoneIsRelated: Even across centuries. Given that Brianna's grandmother was the sibling of Roger's great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, this makes Roger and Brianna 2nd cousins, 6 times removed.
7th Apr '17 10:11:42 PM teddybear334
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Period attitudes are captured quite fairly. Even the {{time travel}}lers aren't magically enlightened. As Claire herself says at one point, all she has is "a bit of knowledge".

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* DamselinDistress:
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Period attitudes are captured quite fairly. Even the {{time travel}}lers aren't magically enlightened. As Claire herself says at one point, all she has is "a bit of knowledge". Claire and Brianna are fairly blasé about Brianna [[spoiler: being pregnant out of wedlock]], but Jamie, Jocasta, and other characters regard it as a serious impediment.


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* PlotArmor: Both in-universe and in general. After finding out that Roger and Brianna saw an article about Claire and Jamie dying in a house fire in 1776, Jamie begins to wonder whether it's possible for history to change, or whether Claire and Jamie are fated to survive until that time.
7th Apr '17 9:53:42 PM teddybear334
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* BlackWidow: Geilis Duncan.

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* BlackWidow: Geilis Duncan. When Claire asks her how many husbands she's had, she pauses for a minute to count, then says she's had five husbands since she came to the New World. And that's not counting Greg Edgars, Arthur Duncan, and anyone else she married before she came to Jamacia. When Claire seems shocked, Geilis casually caresses an arsenic bottle in her store room and tells Claire that the tropics are a "very unhealthy atmosphere for an Englishman."
7th Apr '17 9:44:17 PM teddybear334
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** Subverted in ''Voyager'' when Jamie beds a young girl[[SexualExtortion after she manipulates him into sleeping with her]]. She is uncomfortable and cries out in pain, and Jamie wonders aloud why anyone would ever want to sleep with a virgin.

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** Subverted in ''Voyager'' when Geneva Dunsany [[SexualExtortion manipulates]] Jamie beds a young girl[[SexualExtortion after she manipulates him into sleeping with her]].her (and taking her virginity) the night before her wedding. She is uncomfortable and cries out in pain, and Jamie wonders aloud why anyone would ever want to sleep with a virgin.
7th Apr '17 9:40:16 PM teddybear334
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* ArrangedMarriage: Jamie and Claire, though it works out quite well for them.



** Subverted in ''Voyager'' when Jamie beds a young girl, [[SexualExtortion under coercion]]. She resists and cries out in pain, and Jamie wonders aloud why anyone would ever want to sleep with a virgin.

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** Subverted in ''Voyager'' when Jamie beds a young girl, [[SexualExtortion under coercion]]. girl[[SexualExtortion after she manipulates him into sleeping with her]]. She resists is uncomfortable and cries out in pain, and Jamie wonders aloud why anyone would ever want to sleep with a virgin.



* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted. There's everything from Lizzie's menarche(first period) to Claire's menopause(last). Several times during the books, it's shown that Jamie has a habit of unconciously keeping track of Claire's cycle, which she finds odd as it isn't something a man from her time would usually do. There's also little of any man being shown as uncomfortable with these events; Jamie, as noted; and Ian, who after all had several older sisters.

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* NoPeriodsPeriod: Averted. There's everything from Lizzie's menarche(first period) to Claire's menopause(last). Several times during the books, it's shown that Jamie has a habit of unconciously subconsciously keeping track of Claire's cycle, which she finds odd as it isn't something a man from her time would usually do. There's also little of any man being shown as uncomfortable with these events; Jamie, as noted; and Ian, who after all had several older sisters.
20th Dec '16 8:24:35 AM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Inverted example as Jamie is indeed a virgin before his wedding night, and Claire is the one who shares her experiences with him.
31st Aug '16 6:54:44 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* {{Omniglot}}: Practically a running gag with the number of people who know multiple languages. Jamie and Lord John are both fluent in English, French, German, Ancient Greek, and Ancient Latin, though Jamie outdoes him with additional fluency in Gaelic, proficiency in Spanish, and being conversational in Cherokee. Roger is fluent in English, Gaelic, Ancient Greek and Ancient Latin; Ian in English, Gaelic, Mohawk and a few other Indian languages; Jenny in English, Gaelic and French; and Claire in English, French, and limited Gaelic(she understands more than she can speak). Fergus, Marsali and their children are implied to be fluent in English, French(from Fergus) and Gaelic(from Marsali). Inverted with Brianna, who apart from English only speaks Gaelic and what is referred to as "bastard(basic) French".
3rd Aug '16 7:51:27 PM NOYB
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* {{Bishonen}}: Lord John. Mention is made on how pretty and petite he is (being blonde and around five foot six).

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* {{Bishonen}}: Lord John. Mention is made on how pretty and petite he is (being blonde blond and around five foot six).
13th Jul '16 1:18:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* MrFanservice: Uh, [[RedheadedHero Jamie.]] And [[DeadpanSnarker Lord John.]] And [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench Fergus.]]

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* MrFanservice: Uh, [[RedheadedHero Jamie.]] Jamie. And [[DeadpanSnarker Lord John.]] And [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench Fergus.]]



* RedheadedHero: Jamie.
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