Do you want to know what I love the most about Outlander? It’s more than just the beautiful scenery, the superb cast, the amazing writing, the fantastic costumes and the amazing music! It is more than the sum of all it’s parts but what I really love is that there are no TEAM WARS!
I came from a fandom where it was nothing but TEAM WARS and while it was normal to root for your favorite fictional couple, it did start to take away from the enjoyment of the show to an extent. When Outlander came along, I breathed a sigh of relief because I thought ‘Finally a show we can all just watch and revel in the goodness without being involved in a shipper war’. Why? Well because there is no call for a shipper war in this case. Everyone knows it is Jamie and Claire and rightly so. It is as the story goes.
So while there may be fan favorites among the masses of Outlander fans and they may be partial to Jamie because they know all what he has been through but I would hardly call it a TEAM JAMIE kind of thing, as in he is the only one who can hold the TEAM crown.
There may be a time when you are on TEAM CLAIRE and not like Mr.Fraser so much as he might just end up on your shit list for a bit of time. There is nothing wrong with being on TEAM CLAIRE as she is pretty bad ass in her own right. You can be a TEAM CLAIRE all the time.
I saw early on that we had some TEAM FRANK going on and you know what, that’s okay too! It was hard not to feel bad for him when you saw how much his wife’s disappearance was effecting him. We saw that he has a darker nature to him but you still could not resist hopping aboard the TEAM FRANK train either.
I MIGHT even go so far as to say SOME might have hopped aboard the TEAM BLACKJACK train as well, (GASPS ALL AROUND) because he is a powerful character that makes you feel so many different emotions. I am quite sure the reason people hopped on both Randall trains is due to the way Tobias Menzies portrays both characters.
In fact, an Outlander fan could hop on one train, and then another, and another so fast your head could spin because that’s how good the writing on this show is. I think Outlander fans are the luckiest because we have been blessed with a great team of producers, writers, directors, actors, costume designers and music producers, who work together to provide us with some damned good quality entertainment.
You can be TEAM ANYONE at any time but there is no doubt in my mind that we are all TEAM OUTLANDER all the time!
Thanks to one of our writers beadrbop for the screencap!