In the fifth series of Outlander, Young Ian (played by John Bell) learned Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe), Brianna Fraser (Sophie Skelton) and Roger MacKenzie (Richard Rankin) could travel through time. He even joined Brianna and Roger on their trip to the stones which they hoped to travel through to return to the 20th Century. Young Ian questioned if he could travel too and while Claire insisted it was unlikely, fans think there is a way he may be able to time travel.
Fans know Claire’s husband Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) is unable to time travel, which is why the couple remain in the 18th Century.
However, it’s not been confirmed whether or not Young Ian can time travel. He didn’t even attempt to listen for a buzzing noise when he approached the stones in the forest in North Carolina.
As a result, one fan thinks he just hasn’t been given a proper chance to discover if he has time travelling abilities.
Reddit user pileofanxiety posted: “When Young Ian finds out Claire, Brianna, and Roger are time travellers, he asks if he can travel too.
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“They say no and they think it’s “something you’re born with” but I don’t know why they would think that, when there is no evidence suggesting this.
“Geillis went through, and an entire group came through with Otter’s Paw. Is there any evidence to suggest that you have to be “born with” the power?”
They continued: “It seems the only qualification to be able to travel is that you must be traveling back in time the first time and have a gemstone.
“I always thought it just had to be the right time and you need a reason to go to the other side.
Otter Tooth, also known as Robert Springer, led a group of men called the Montauk Five who were part of the American Indian Movement.
They travelled through a stone circle on Ocracoke and they times to persuade American Indian tribes to ally with British forces to secure a British victory after the Revolutionary War.
It’s not known how all five men were able to time travel and fans are hoping for more of an explanation when season six airs.
Claire met Wendigo Donner when she was kidnapped at the end of season five and it was revealed he was part of the Montauk Five.