The 13 Wildest Things That Happened To Claire & Jamie In The Outlander Books That The Show Left Out

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The 13 Wildest Things That Happened To Claire & Jamie In The Outlander Books That The Show Left Out

Whether they happen to encounter it or they bring it on themselves, there's no dearth of drama when it comes to what Claire and Jamie experience on Outlander. But the Starz series only includes a percentage of the wildest things Jamie and Claire go through in the Outlander books. Would any other TV adaptation scrap things like a serial killer and courtroom drama that were in the source material? I don't think so. It just goes to show how much outrageous content Diana Gabaldon and her Outlander book series have to offer.

With wars, political intrigue, attacks, family strife, and oh yeah, time travel, I guess the people behind the Starz version felt they had more than enough material to work with in creating Outlander. Because in Seasons 1-5, they didn't include any of the below plots from the first five books — Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, and The Fiery Cross. Here are some of the more absurd shenanigans the Frasers experienced only in the books.

Major spoilers for Books 1-5 ahead.

1. Claire Sees The Loch Ness Monster

If Outlander can make you believe in time travel, why not the Loch Ness monster? In Chapter 19 of Outlander, "The Waterhorse," Claire and a Highlander named Peter see the Loch Ness monster emerge (although Claire doesn't use the name "Loch Ness monster"). She describes it as having "smooth, deep blue" skin and "pupilless eyes of deep and glowing amber." Later, Peter uses the emergence of the monster as evidence that Claire's a witch during her trial in Cranesmuir. In Dragonfly in Amber, she theorizes to Roger that the beast could have been a plesiosaur, a marine reptile dinosaur out of its time thanks to a time portal under the loch.

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