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The characters in the 2008 film Outlander

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    Kainan 

Kainan

Played By: Jim Caviezel

  • The Atoner: Kainan feels guilty for his not inconsiderable role in the Moorwen genocide.
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    Freya 

Freya

Played By: Sophia Myles

  • Ms. Fanservice: In her first scene, she's wearing a wonderfully skimpy outfit.

    Wulfric 

Wulfric

Played By: Jack Huston

  • Arch-Enemy: To Gunnar. Their hatred for each other is long-standing and very mutual.
  • Hot-Blooded: Wulfric is an angry young man and reacts without thinking.
  • In the Blood: Freya is worried that Wulfric will turn out to be 'a butcher and a tyrant' like his father was.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's violent, aggressive and at worst a warmonger, but he has genuinely noble traits that come to light.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Wulfric wants to kill Gunnar as revenge for his father's death, but doesn't seem to consider the fact that the mere attempt would start a war.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: As the events of the film progress, Wulfric gradually softens toward Kainan and Freya.

    Hrothgar 

King Hrothgar

Played By: John Hurt

    Boromir 

Boromir

Played By: Cliff Saunders

    Gunnar 

Gunnar

Played By: Ron Perlman

  • The Dreaded: Just about everyone is afraid of him, except for Wulfric, who is too blinded by vengeance to know any better.
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    Moorwen 

The Moorwen

Played By: N/A

  • It Can Think: As opposed to a mindless beast, the Moorwen is highly intelligent and it's even hinted that it's sentient.
  • Prehensile Tail: One of its main weapons is a long, thin and powerful tail that's capable of lopping off heads.
  • To Serve Man: The Moorwen munches on humans, in addition to anything else.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: The Moorwen might be an unstoppable killing machine, but it has a tragic origin. The Moorwens were an intelligent species living in their own ecosystem, when Kainan and his people brutally burned most of them alive and hunted the rest down before tossing them into a mass grave. As a result, the Moorwen is the last of its kind and considering that it shows not only intelligence but genuine emotion and sentience, it's very hard to blame it for wanting a little revenge.
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