Study Guide

Outlander Characters

By Diana Gabaldon

Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser

Claire Beauchamp Randall is a WWII nurse who falls back in time to the late 1700s when she steps...

James "Jamie" Alexander Malcom Mackenzie Fraser

Claire meets Jamie when he's injured, which is fitting since getting hurt happens a fair amount...

Jonathan Wolverton "Black Jack" Randall

Jonathan Wolverton Randall is the masochistic British captain who torments Jamie and Claire every...

Geillis Duncan

If Jonathan Randall is Jamie's ultimate antagonist, Claire finds her match in Geillis Duncan....

Dougal and Colum Mackenzie

Dougal and Colum Mackenzie are the brothers in charge of Castle Leoch, the stronghold of Clan...

Jenny Fraser and Ian

Jenny is Jamie's sister, and we'd know that even if they didn't share a name since she's just as...

Father Francois Anselm Mericoeur d'Armagnac

Father Anselm of the Merry Heart is a monk whom Claire grows close to while Jamie is recuperating...

Frank Randall

Claire's first husband, Frank, is an Oxford history professor with a fascination for genealogy,...

Murtagh

Murtagh is Jamie's trusted companion. He's also Jamie's godfather, but that doesn't really mean...

Mrs. FitzGibbons

Mrs. FitzGibbons is to Castle Leoch what Madam Pomfrey is to Hogwarts. Well, if Madam Pomfrey...

Laoghaire

Laoghaire is a pretty girl who lives at Castle Leoch. She has the hots for Jamie and is subject...

Dr. Wakefield (and Roger)

The Reverend Wakefield is Frank's friend, who helps him with his genealogy charts. He also has an...

Mrs. Graham

Mrs. Graham is the Reverend Wakefield's housekeeper. She's also a druid who can read tealeaves...

The Duke of Sandringham

The Duke of Sandringham only appears in one chapter, although we hear about him at the beginning,...

Ned Gowan

Ned Gowan is "the quintessential man of law" (11.4) who craves adventure. He's a rare breed: a...

The MacNab Family

The MacNab family lives on the lands of Lallybroch estate, and they treat Jamie as their...

Sir Marcus MacRannoch

Sir Marcus MacRannoch and his wife, Lady Annabelle, live near Wentworth Prison. MacRannoch...