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Captain Jack Aubrey

Jack Aubrey is one of two principle protagonists of the novel and shares the narrative focus with his close 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. He is widely considered by superstitious seamen to be lucky. Although he is intelligent, he relies on experience, insight, and a nearly infallible instinct to carry him through the situations he encounters.

Aubrey wears his blond hair in a long queue and dresses as a traditional ship's captain. Aubrey is athletic, possessed of exceptional vigor, great strength, and an incredible constitution. He is also particularly fond of food and drink, and Maturin often cautions him against becoming overly corpulent—at the end of the novel his weight stands at seventeen stone...

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