|“||How was yer first time, Jamie? Did ye bleed?||”|
— Rupert, Outlander
Events of the NovelsEdit
Claire's first impression on meeting him is that he is a ruffian. He is constantly making ribald remarks, much to the entertainment of his fellows. He is also one of Dougal's best marksman and deemed the best with a dirk.
Rupert is described as a fat greasy man with a black beard.
- Rupert is a Low German form of Robert, grom the Germanic name Hrodebert meaning "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright".
- MacKenzie is the anglicized form of MacCoinnich, a Gaelic patronymic name meaning "son of Coinneach". The personal name Coinneach means "handsome" or "comely".
- In the Outlander television adaptation episode Vengeance is Mine, Rupert's story deviates from the novels. Instead of dying in the church from a punctured lung, Rupert survives and only loses an eye. His reprieve proves temporary, however; within days of the Battle of Culloden, Rupert is executed as a traitor, along with nearly every other Jacobite soldier.
- Main article: Outlander (TV series)