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Rachel Duncan from Orphan Black; Maleficent from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty; Kyouko Kirigiri from Dangan Ronpa; Louise Belcher from Bob’s Burgers; Claire Underwood from House of Cards; Clarice Starling from Silence of the Lambs
What do you think about Rachel and what she brings to the Fraser family? The "hummingbird" scene took my breath away, like so many other moments of spirituality that Diana captures.
Hi anon - thanks for your ask!
I *LOVE* Rachel. I love how accepting she is of Young Ian - how she loves him deeply and fiercely because of his past, because of his flaws. And she loves how Ian loves her - and how he’s loved her since almost the moment he met her.
Rachel brings joy to the Fraser/Murray/MacKenzie family. They love her for who she is - and they also love her for who Young Ian has become, now that they’re tied to each other for life. And that beautiful hummingbird scene at their wedding - I always thought that it represented a divine blessing on their marriage. Young Ian is both a Highlander and a Mohawk - and both cultures take such signs very seriously. A good omen for their union, to be sure.
Finally - I can’t help but point out the many parallels between Ian and Rachel’s relationship and Jamie and Claire’s relationship - as well as between Rachel and Claire:
- Like Claire, Rachel is an outlander - not just in terms of nationality, but also in terms of her religion and upbringing. Her being an outlander is what Ian finds so intriguing about her - similar to why Jamie loves, admires, and respects Claire so deeply
- Like Claire’s relationship with Uncle Lamb, Rachel has a strong male influence in her life (Denny). This significantly shapes how she perceives men, and interacts with men - like Claire, Rachel isn’t afraid of them
- Like Claire, Rachel is never, *ever* afraid to speak her mind - or put her man (respectfully) in his place
- Rachel is Ian’s own nighean donn - he even calls her such for the first time on their wedding night in Written In My Own Heart’s Blood - just like how Jamie first called Claire by that name on the day after their marriage (in book-verse; he does so on their wedding night in the series)
- Ian, like Jamie, fell in love with his wife pretty much the first moment he saw her
- Ian trusts Rachel above all things - in all things - and has from the very beginning of their relationship. After all, as we learn in An Echo In The Bone:
“You feel… er… betrothed to her?” “Well, of course he does, Sassenach,” Jamie said, reaching for another slice of toast. “He left her his dog.”