If you think about it, sometimes the best fictional characters aren’t the stars of the story, but rather the supporting characters that build the main characters and give them an evolution, regression, or redemption arc. In a list focused on characters’ names that begin with, it’s almost certain that you will not find main characters or protagonists in it, but nevertheless, the characters will be just as important. Therefore, without further ado, here is the list of the biggest fictional characters in history whose names start with Q.
40. Queen Narissa (Enchanted)
Queen Narissa is the main antagonist in Disney‘s 2007 hybrid film Enchanted, the queen of Andalasia and Prince Edward’s stepmother. Queen Narissa was created to be similar to three famous Disney Villains – Queen Grimhilde, Maleficent, and Lady Tremaine as she utilizes the Queen’s hag disguise, takes on a dragon form similar to Maleficent, and has Lady Tremaine’s role as an evil stepmother.
39. Quetzalcoatl (Aztec Mythus)
To the Aztecs, Quetzalcoatl was, as his name indicates, a feathered serpent, a flying reptile (much like a dragon), who was a boundary-maker (and transgressor) between earth and sky. Among the Aztecs, the name Quetzalcoatl was also a priestly title, as the two most important priests of the Aztec Templo Mayor were called “Quetzalcoatl Tlamacazqui”.
38. Queen Lillian (Shrek)
Queen Lillian is the queen of Far Far Away, the wife of King Harold, mother of Princess Fiona, mother-in-law of Shrek, the aunt of Arthur, and grandmother to the Ogre Triplets. Decorous and loved by all, Queen Lillian is tolerant of her daughter’s decision to marry an ogre if it will make her happy, a thought that initially stands in contrast to her husband’s.
37. Quilava (Pokémon)
Quilava is a more slender version of its pre-evolution, while also resembling a weasel, and is the Fire-type First partner Pokémon of the Johto region, evolved from Cyndaquil. It has triangular red eyes and five red spots (two arranged vertically on its forehead and the other three arranged horizontally on its rear), which are used to emit flames.
36. Qwilfish (Pokémon)
Qwilfish resembles a pufferfish and is a Water/Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II, and has a Dark/Poison-type Hisuian form introduced in Generation VIII. While inflated, Qwilfish experience much trouble swimming; though they are already not very good swimmers when deflated, they often will fail to move at all when fully inflated, simply floating along in the ocean currents until they expel all of their water.
35. Quagsire (Pokémon)
Quagsire is a Water/Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II. In the anime, wild Quagsire are shown to have an annual celebration at Blue Moon Falls when the moon is full where they attempt to shoot round objects they have collected to the top of a waterfall with their attacks to see who can launch their objects the highest, with the apparent target being the moon.
34. Quisp (Quisp)
Quisp is an alien who was the Crown Prince of Planet Q and is the mascot of Quisp, a sugar-sweetened breakfast cereal from the Quaker Oats Company that was introduced in 1965 and continued as a mass-market grocery item until the late 1970s.
33. Quillish Wammy (Death Note)
Watari (real name: Quillsh Wammy) is L’s handler and the supplier of logistics to the Japanese Task Force. He is also the founder of Wammy’s House, an orphanage that has produced some of the best detective minds in the world, including L, Beyond Birthday, Mello, Near, and Matt.
32. Quacker (Tom And Jerry)
Quacker (also known as Little Quacker) is a recurring character in the Tom and Jerry series, a yellow duckling who is normally getting chased by Tom in the Tom and Jerry series and Jerry is trying to save Quacker from getting eaten by Tom. Quacker is often mistaken as appearing in The Duck Doctor, but the Duck appearing in that short is a wild duck.
31. Quackerjack (Darkwing Duck)
Quackerjack is a recurring villain in the Darkwing Duck animated series and comic books. A former toymaker, he turned crazy and adopted a jester appearance, with an arsenal of deadly toys at his command, and is one of Negaduck’s Fearsome Five.
30. Quick Draw McGraw (The Quick Draw McGraw)
Quick Draw McGraw is an anthropomorphic cowboy horse created by Hanna-Barbera and the title character of The Quick Draw McGraw Show, originally voiced by Daws Butler. His famous catchphrases are “Now hold on there!”, “I’ll do the ‘thin’in’ around here and don’t you forget it!” and if he got hurt he would often say “Ooooh that smarts!”
29. Queequeg (Moby-Dick)
A harpooneer from the Pacific island of Kokovoko, Queequeg left his home and royal position on his Island at a young age to try his luck on whale ships in the United States. Queequeg is a loyal friend to Ishmael, and the two have an intimate bond that transcends their differences and spans their entire time on the Pequod.
28. Quintessa (Transformers)
Quintessa is a mysterious and powerful space sorceress and one of the two main antagonists (alongside Megatron) of Transformers: The Last Knight. As the self-described “Prime of Life”, she created the Cybertronian Race, Optimus Prime, and the Infernocons and considers Cybertron to be hers to command.
27. Queen Miraj Scintel (Star Wars)
Queen Miraj Scintel was a female Zygerrian who served as the Queen of Zygerria during the Clone Wars. Seeking to rebuild the Zygerrian Slave Empire that was shut down by the Jedi Knights of the Old Republic, Scintel allied Zygerria with the Confederacy of Independent Systems and was betrayed by her Prime Minister, Atai Molec, and then killed by Dooku.
26. Qin (Star Wars)
Qin designated prisoner X-6-9-11 after being arrested by the New Republic was a Twi’lek male mercenary from Ryloth and the twin brother of Xi’an. When Qin was imprisoned aboard the New Republic transport Bothan-5, Qin’s associate Ranzar “Ran” Malk sent a crew of mercenaries to rescue him, which included Xi’an, Burg, Migs Mayfeld, and the Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin.
25. Quarrie (Star Wars)
Quarrie was a Mon Calamari male who built a prototype B-wing starfighter on the remote planet Shantipole sometime after the Siege of Lothal. After the B-wing was used in the blockade of Ibaar, Project Shantipole continued under Quarrie’s supervision.
24. Quinlan Vos (Star Wars)
Quinlan Vos was a Kiffar male Jedi Master who lived during the final days of the Galactic Republic, hailing from the planet Kiffu, and was a maverick within the Jedi Order and garnered a reputation for bending the rules. He was renowned for his retrocognition, perceiving others’ memories when touching objects they had contacted.
23. Quarsh Panaka (Star Wars)
Quarsh Panaka was a human male native to the planet Naboo and a security forces captain who served the Royal House of Naboo as the Head of Security during the final years of the Galactic Republic. When the Trade Federation invaded Naboo in 32 BBY, Panaka fled the planet, accompanying Queen Padmé Amidala to Tatooine and then Coruscant before ultimately returning to Naboo in order to liberate their homeworld.
22. Queen Apailana (Star Wars)
Queen Apailana was a human female monarch who served as the Queen of Naboo during the final days of the Clone Wars and the early days of the Galactic Empire. She was one of the youngest rulers to be elected by the Naboo, succeeding Neeyutnee at the age of twelve.
21. Qi’ra (Star Wars)
Qi’ra was a human female from the planet Corellia who lived during the reign of the Galactic Empire, grew up on the streets along with Han as part of the White Worms, and though they were at first rivals, the two scrumrats eventually became lovers. Sometime after Qi’ra was made Head Girl by Lady Proxima, Han and Qi’ra attempted to escape with a vial of coaxium, but were separated at the Coronet Spaceport, with Han getting away, though he promised to return for her.
20. Quicksand (Marvel Comics)
As revenge toward the world, Quicksand tried to melt down the reactor of an important nuclear plant which led to a conflict between her and Thor. Thor could not defeat Quicksand but saved the surrounding area by launching the nuclear plant into a different dimension, and Quicksand retreated, not wanting to meet Thor in battle again.
19. Quintavius Quire (Marvel Comics)
Quintavius “Quentin” Quire was one of the many mutants taking refuge in a secret base under the command of Nick Fury during the Nimrod Invasion. It was there he met Rogue and formed a relationship with her because he was somehow immune to her death touch, and also used his telepathy to rid her of the voices in her mind of those whose life forces she had absorbed.
18. Quasar (Marvel Comics)
A former agent of SHIELD, Wendell Vaughn is a cosmic-powered superhero known as Quasar. Equipped with energy-manipulating Quantum Bands, Quasar was appointed Captain Marvel’s successor as Protector of the Universe by Eon, and has been a valued member of the Avengers and ally to the Guardians of the Galaxy.
17. Qotho (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Qotho is a Dothraki bloodrider in the service of Khal Drogo and is one of Drogo’s closest allies and a stalwart warrior who favors the Arakh. Qotho, alongside Cohollo and Haggo, accompanies Khal Drogo to view his bride, Daenerys Targaryen, attends their wedding, then rides East with them to Vaes Dothrak.
16. Quintessence (DC Comics)
The Quintessence was a group of the highest order of beings within the multiverse, who bear witness to all events that did happen, are happening, and will happen. Since its first glance, they bore witness to the arrival of Perpetua and upon witnessing it, they knew what it meant for the future of the universe, yet did not act, stating that it was not up to them to change its course.
15. Queen Rose Benjamin (Kings)
Queen Rose Benjamin is the Queen of Gilboa and sister to William Cross and combines outward grace with inward ferocity. As the first Queen of Gilboa, Rose works feverishly to secure her family’s place in history, and her strength, sense of style, and devotion to her kingdom have won her much admiration throughout the nation and beyond.
14. Quinn Fabray (Glee)
Lucy Quinn Fabray is a major character on Glee and was the girlfriend of Finn Hudson and one of the most popular students at William McKinley High School. She was President of The Celibacy Club, captain of the cheerleading team Cheerios, and a member of both The God Squad and New Directions.
13. Quentin Lance (DC Comics)
Quentin Lance is a detective for the Starling City Police Department and the father of Laurel and Sara Lance. When Sara was killed in the Queen’s Gambit crash, Quentin was not able to grieve in a healthy manner, and this cost him his marriage, and consequently, he threw himself into his work, growing estranged from Laurel.
12. Quincey Morris (Dracula)
Quincey Morris I was a rich young American from Texas, and one of the three suitors for the hand of Lucy Westenra. Quincey is friends with the two other suitors, Arthur Holmwood and Dr. John Seward, as well as Jonathan Harker, and he carries a Bowie knife at all times, and he admits that he is a teller of tall tales and ‘a rough fellow, who hasn’t perhaps lived as a man should’.
11. Quentin Compson III (The Sound And The Fury)
Quentin Compson is a major character in two of Faulkner’s greatest novels, The Sound and the Fury and Absalom, Absalom!, and the narrator of four early short stories. He is also the oldest son in one of the most prominent Yoknapatawpha families but born after the South’s defeat in the Civil War and at the end of the 19th century, he has to try to grow up in a modern world that has no place for him.
10. Q*Bert (Q*bert)
Q*bert is the main protagonist of the Q*bert series. Since his first appearance in the 1980s, Q*bert has become a legendary video game icon and is the third most successful arcade video game (behind Pac-Man and Donkey Kong).
9. Queen Of Hearts (Alice In Wonderland)
The Queen of Hearts is the main antagonist of Disney’s 1951 animated feature film, Alice in Wonderland. She is the tyrannical and deranged ruler of Wonderland with a sadistic penchant for beheadings.
8. Queen Atlanna (DC Comics)
Atlanna is the mother of both Arthur Curry and Orm Marius and the former queen of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. Upon fleeing from an arranged marriage with King Orvax decades ago, Atlanna met and fell in love with Thomas Curry, whom she married later.
7. Qhorin Halfhand (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Qhorin was a member of the Night’s Watch, a senior and experienced ranger regarded as an elite scout and soldier who is considered to be one of the best and most experienced rangers. He was known as Qhorin Halfhand or simply the Halfhand because he lost most of his fingers on his right hand in a fight with a wildling.
6. Qyburn (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Qyburn was an unethical former maester who was thrown out of the Citadel for conducting illegal human experimentation. After coming into Cersei Lannister’s service, he becomes Varys’s replacement as Master of Whisperers on the small council.
5. Quinn Perkins (Scandal)
Quinn Perkins is currently the head of Olivia Pope & Associates, which is renamed to QPA (Quinn Perkins & Associates) after Olivia gave the firm to her. Before becoming the head, she worked as an associate at the firm and also worked at B613 as a junior operative for a short time.
4. Quirinus Quirrell (Harry Potter)
Professor Quirinus Quirrell was a half-blood wizard who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was Sorted into Ravenclaw House. He was the Muggle Studies professor at Hogwarts, though he later became the Defence Against the Dark Arts professor during the 1991–1992 school year.
3. Quicksilver (Marvel Comics)
Quicksilver is the son of the most powerful man on the planet, Magneto, and the heir to his throne. During the most desperate days of the Mutant-Human War, with S.H.I.E.L.D. intercepting all of Magneto’s communications, Pietro was used to coordinate attacks and risked his life time and again to deliver crucial information to mutant operatives around the world.
2. Qui-Gon Jinn (Star Wars)
Qui-Gon Jinn was a Force-sensitive highly respected, yet maverick and unconventional Human male Jedi Master, who lived during the last decades of the Galactic Republic and was most notably responsible for discovering Anakin Skywalker, the Chosen One of the Jedi prophecy, and bringing him into the Jedi Order.
1. Quasimodo (The Hunchback Of Notre Dame)
Quasimodo is the protagonist of Disney’s 1996 animated feature film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Quasimodo was born with several deformities, possessing a hunched back among other physical abnormalities.