Top 10 reasons why ‘Outlander’s’ Jamie Fraser is our ginger-haired knight in kilted-armor

Jaime Fraser, Sam Heughan

Outlander’s Jamie Fraser (played by Sam Heughan) isn’t your typical dreamy, swashbuckling heartthrob.  Yes, he is unbelievably strapping, brawny, brave and absolutely beautiful.  He is a true and loyal Scot who can rock a kilt with his red mop of hair flowing in the wind. He can ride a horse with elegance and style. He can brandish a sword with finesse. His love for his woman, family and friends is pure.

But there is more to him.

Jamie is also kind, sensitive, fair, and is always good for a drink and a laugh.

But then there is yet another side of him — the rash and impetuous side.  He sometimes says and does stupid things that still end up being a little more endearing than exasperating.  That’s because when he makes a mistake, he puts his whole body and soul into it.  Diana Gabaldon created him to have more layers than a Scottish Trifle.  This season, he seems to be wearing too many layers of clothing most of the time, much to the dismay of fans. We really need to see that amazing body more often! However, we love him because he is more than a beauty.  He is a rich and complicated man who seems, like he would be a hero in any time period.

Sam Heughan (as Jamie Fraser)
Credit: Starz

Here are 10 reasons why Jaime Fraser is our hero:

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Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than ten years experience with coverage in virtually every traditional and new media outlet. She is currently a communications and media strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University. She served as the Media Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she managed all media and talking points, created social media strategy, trained executives and donors and served as the organization’s primary spokesperson, participating in daily interviews with local, regional, and national media outlets. She managed the media for the Let Me Know internet safety and Cyberbullying prevention campaign with Microsoft, as well as Girl Scouts’ centennial Year of the Girl To Get Her There celebration in 2012, which yielded more than 800 million earned media impressions. In addition to her extensive media experience, Michelle worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, as well contracting as a digital content developer and her writing has appeared in newspapers and online. She is passionate about television, theater, classic movies, all things food and in-home entertaining. While she has lived and worked in NYC for more than a decade, she is from suburban Sacramento and gets back there often to watch the San Francisco Giants on TV with her family.