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This is a listing for characters who are allies and friends in Outlander.

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Castle Leoch and Inverness

     Glenna Fitzgibbons 

Mrs Fitzgibbons

Mrs FitzGibbons, affectionately known as "Mrs Fitz," is Colum's headwoman at Castle Leoch. She is very highly regarded by him, and is kind and cheerful.
  • The Medic: Though not to the same degree as Claire, Mrs Fitz certainly has some skill in healing, and is the person the inhabitants of Castle Leoch go to for healing before Claire's arrival.
  • Team Mom: Seems to be this for the people in Castle Leoch, as she treats Dougal's men and even Claire, who is a stranger there, with the same affection she and regard she has for her biological granddaughter, Laoghaire.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She is never seen or heard from again after the events of Outlander.
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     Ned Gowan 

Ned Gowan

A lawyer who has been living at Leoch for some decades and is loyal to the MacKenzie.
  • The Bore: Is seen as this by many people. During the witch trial, he does this as a deliberate act to give Jamie time to return from the hunt and rescue Claire.
  • Non-Action Guy: Is one of the only male characters Claire meets who isn't a warrior like Dougal or Jamie.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Subverted initially— while it seems like he has disappeared without explanation from the series, he turns up again in Voyager, when he settles Jamie's legal troubles with Laoghaire. Jamie also tells Claire beforehand about what Ned has been doing for the past twenty years after Culloden. Later however after Claire and Jamie leave for America he is never seen or heard from again.
    • Also seems to be this when he mysteriously doesn't show up for the second day of the witch trial like he promised Claire he would. In The Exile, it is explained that the reason he didn't go is because he was tending to Colum, who was poisoned by Geillis sometime previously.

France

     Jared Fraser 

Jared Fraser

A cousin of Jamie's who owns a wine business in France, Fraser et Cie. He is a staunch Jacobite supporter, and also a Freemason.

     Mother Hildegarde 

Mother Hildegarde

The head nun of the nunnery in Paris and a close friend of Claire.
  • The Medic: Runs the L'Hopital des Anges where Claire works voluntarily in Dragonfly in Amber.

     Master Raymond 

Master Raymond

A mysterious apothecary who Claire befriends during her and Jamie's stay in Paris. He is involved in dark magic circles.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He was born in the prehistoric era, at around 400 B.C. His exact age is unknown though.
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England

     Harold "Hal" Grey 

Harold 'Hal' Grey

Brother of Lord John Grey.
  • Cultured Warrior: He is a veteran soldier in the English Army, and also very educated and well-read.
  • Determinator: He refuses to give up his search for Ben, and refuses to believe that Ben is dead even when William discovers what appears to be Ben's grave.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Jamie, and eventually Claire.

     Lord John Grey 

Lord John Grey

An English lord who Jamie befriends in Ardsmuir. He develops feelings for Jamie which he tries to keep in check daily. He is very noble and honorable.
  • Badass Bookworm: He is a total badass, and also well-read and educated for a man of his time.
  • Badass in Distress: In Scottish Prisoner he is arrested by authorities in Ireland and imprisoned. Jamie and Tom have to work together to break him out.
  • Celibate Hero: Because of his sexual orientation, he is this most of the time. Though he does have on-and-off affairs with Stephan and a brief relationship with Percy Beauchamp.
  • Cultured Warrior: Lord John is a veteran soldier who is also well-read and scholarly.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Is very well known for this.
  • Duel to the Death: Participates in one in Scottish Prisoner, against Twelvetrees. He wins (though he almost does die in the attempt).
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Notably with Jamie Fraser, who he first met at Carryarick and was later a sort of parole officer for while Jamie was a Jacobite prisoner-of-war. Because John is attracted to Jamie, their relationship is very rocky until they work together on a mission in Ireland.
  • Happily Married: To Isobel Dunsay, before her death.
  • I Didn't Mean to Turn You On: Lord John is sexually attracted to Jamie, and though he tries not to show it, it comes out sometimes. Jamie, having been tortured and raped before by a homosexual soldier, does not like it.
  • Rape As Back Story: Was raped sometime before Culloden when he was in his teens.
  • Straight Gay: Lord John is homosexual, though he has to keep it a secret since homosexuality is outlawed in Britain.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: In Scottish Prisoner, with Jamie when they are completing a crucial mission in Ireland.

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American Colonies

     Denzell Hunter 

Denzell Hunter

A Quaker who is a doctor in the Continental Army.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He and Rachel are put out of meeting for joining the Continental Army.
  • Happily Married: To Dottie by the end of MOBY.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Jamie and Claire Fraser.
  • The Medic: He is a doctor in the Continental Army.
  • Nice Guy: Is one of the kindest characters in the series. Even when Hal is snapping at him for 'seducing' Dottie, he doesn't hold it against him and treats Hal's asthma without letting any personal feelings he may have toward Hal get in the way.
  • Official Couple: With Dottie.
  • Rebellious Spirit: Was put out of meeting because of his choice to support the rebel cause by acting as a war doctor in the Continental Army. It's said by Rachel that he didn't like the idea of capitulation to the King.
  • The Wedding: His and Dottie's wedding is shown in MOBY.

     Rachel Hunter 

Rachel Hunter

A Quaker girl who resides with the Continental Army.
  • Babies Ever After: At the end of MOBY she gives birth to a baby boy which the people on Fraser's Ridge collectively nickname 'Oggy'.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her and her brother were put out of meeting for joining the Continental Army.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Her mother died giving birth to her; her father drowned three years later.
  • Determinator: As Ian tells William, she can be very stubborn; once she's made up her mind to do something no one can stop her from doing it.
  • Happily Married: To Ian Murray (Young Ian), by the end of MOBY.
  • Starting a New Life: Rachel accompanies her brother Denzell when he joins the Continental Army to become an army doctor. Later she falls in love with Ian Murray and returns with him to live on Fraser's Ridge.

     Dorothea Grey Hunter 

Dorothea Grey Hunter

The only daughter of Hal and Minnie.
  • Adult Fear: In MOBY, she finds out that her older brother has gone missing and is presumed dead. She does not take it well.
  • Converting for Love: Chooses to become a Quaker in order to marry her sweetheart Denzell Hunter.
  • The Cutie: She is very pretty and a picture of innocence, at least at first glance.
  • Determinator/Plucky Girl: She is dead-set on wedding Denzell and turning Quaker, even if it's against her father's wishes.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Claire, Jamie and Rachel, due to their working together during the American Revolution.
  • Hidden Depths: At first, she appears to be kind, gentle and innocent. Then it's discovered that she's in love with a Quaker man (who is also a revolutionary) and is determined to be with him.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Claire and Jamie.
  • Marry for Love: Her wedding to Denzell is this.
  • Nice Girl: She is very sweet and kind, and doesn't seem to have any ill-will towards anyone. Of all the characters in the series, she is the only one (along with Denzell) who isn't a Jerkass or a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Though she appears to be very sweet and innocent, she displays a lot of fortitude and determination after she becomes involved in the Revolutionary War effort and chooses to be a Quaker to be with Denzell.
  • The Wedding: Her wedding to Denzell is shown in MOBY.

     River Run and Cross Creek Characters 

Jocasta Mac Kenzie Cameron Innes

Duncan Innes

Ulysses

Phaedre

20th Century

     Reverend Wakefield 

     Joe Abernathy 

Joe Abernathy

A close friend of Claire's, who she met in medical school.

     Fiona Graham 

Fiona Graham Buchan

Mrs Graham's granddaughter, and the current caller of Inverness' secret druid club. She aids Roger and Brianna greatly during the series, because of her knowledge of the standing stones.
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