History Literature / Outlander

9th Jul '17 4:06:52 PM nombretomado
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* TheMedic: Claire, WorldWarII nurse who became an MD in [[TheFifties the 1950s]] and took some modern medical instruments (including a supply of penicillin) back to 1765 with her.

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* TheMedic: Claire, WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII nurse who became an MD in [[TheFifties the 1950s]] and took some modern medical instruments (including a supply of penicillin) back to 1765 with her.
5th Jul '17 5:59:42 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Averted. While several characters, including Jaime and Claire, are Catholic there are also significant characters who are Anglican (like the Greys), Presbyterian or Quaker. In fact the tensions and interactions between the various sects are an important sub-theme throughout the series.

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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Averted. While several characters, including Jaime and Claire, many of the main characters are Catholic (Jamie, Claire, Brianna, Ian), there are also significant characters who are Anglican (like the Greys), Presbyterian (Roger, Duncan Innes) or Quaker.Quaker (the Hunters). In fact the tensions and interactions between the various sects are an important sub-theme throughout the series.
4th Jul '17 7:22:56 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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** " chusile" ("my blood") - Jamie to Jemmy

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** " "Mo chusile" ("my blood") - Jamie to Jemmy
4th Jul '17 6:53:32 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* AffectionateNickname: Oh, there's plenty.
** "Sassenach" ("outlander") - Jamie to Claire (though as he points out, it's usually a derogatory term for English people)
** "Mo cridhe" ("My heart") - Jamie to Claire
** " chusile" ("my blood") - Jamie to Jemmy
** "Ah charaid" ("my friend") - Jamie to numerous people
** "Bree" - Roger and Claire to Brianna
** "Coz" ("cousin) - Ian to Brianna
20th Jun '17 10:49:10 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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** Brianna was a virgin when she and Roger married.

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** Brianna was a virgin when she and Roger married.married, and while she ended up enjoying herself by the end, the description of her behavior at the beginning makes it clear that she was in quite a bit of pain .
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.
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