25 Days of Claire-mas Day 11: Are Claire and Geillis related in Outlander?

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On the 11th day of Claire-mas, I take a look at the possibilities of Claire and Geillis being related in the world of Outlander. Is it possible? It’s most certainly likely.

When it comes to time travel, we know that everyone who can travel in Outlander has the gene. That means they’re all somewhat related, right? With that in mind, it means Claire and Geillis have to be related in some way.

The question for many is how. They’re probably not directly related, but they are both connected to Master Raymond.

Claire-mas: How are Claire and Geillis related?

Let’s remember that Geillis comes from 1968 originally (1967 if you look at the first Outlander book). She is a direct ancestor to Roger, who was actually born in the 1930s. Confused? I can explain.

Geillis traveled through the stones, where she got pregnant with Dougal’s baby. The baby was raised by a MacKenzie family and it led to Roger.

Okay, so Geillis is a time traveler, and we know that time travelers are all connected through a gene. She is a distant relative of Master Raymond. So is Claire.

What’s not clear is exactly how they’re related. It doesn’t look like it’s going to be a direct connection between the two women. We don’t know much about Geillis, but there’s not some big thing about her being connected to Claire’s parents in any way. We also know that Claire isn’t connected to Geillis via Geillis’s time-traveling journey.

So, it’s likely that there are multiple branches to Raymond’s family tree, with Geillis being on one of them and Claire on the other. Claire shouldn’t feel too bad about killing Geillis in the cave in Jamaica, then.

Next. A focus on Claire's children in Outlander. dark

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