They cursed us. Murderer they called us. They cursed us, and drove us away. And we wept, Precious, we wept to be so alone. And we only wish to catch fish so juicy sweet. And we forgot the taste of bread... the sound of trees... the softness of the wind. We even forgot our own name. My Precious.
~ Gollum in Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
In my day, we had fantastical feasts when I lived in the palace. And now, look at me--wasted away to practically nothing. Banished and exiled and practically starving! While he and his flimsy fish-folk celebrate. Well, I'll give 'em something to celebrate soon enough.
~ Ursula

An Outcast is basically another name for an exiled character or being. Unlike the Imprisoned villain, an Outcast is banished without actually being imprisoned; sometimes, being exiled is seen as sufficient punishment in itself or they are away from civilization and society by choice. Many Outcast characters seek to return to their previous power or position; others are driven mad or embittered by it. Very few embrace the state of exile.

Alternatively, an Outcast can be a Tragic villain who is hated and feared by those around him/herself, forcing them into a life of relative isolation and/or wandering.

Sometimes, outcasts can be people who either got rejected by civilization and society, or they rejected civilization and society.

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