The Ionian Mission Characters

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Jack Aubrey

Captain Jack Aubrey is one of two principle protagonists of the novel and shares the spotlight with his particular friend and confidant Stephen Maturin. Aubrey is a larger-than-life character with charisma and dash. He is an unchallenged master in his element of the sea; a legendary captain, a masterful navigator, and a superb tactician. Although he is intelligent he relies more on experience, insight, and a nearly infallible instinct to carry him through the various perils he encounters.

As described in previous novels of the series, Aubrey is a post captain who has become embroiled in financial improprieties ashore. After much wrangling with lawyers, Aubrey accepts a less-desirable posting to HMS Worcester, largely to be out of the country. Aubrey wears his blonde hair in a long queue and dresses as a traditional ship's captain. Aubrey is very athletic, possessed of an almost super-human vigor, great strength...

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