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Allan Quatermain

Allan Quatermain Eyes: Brown
Hair: Blond as a young man, gray as an old man
Race: Human

Occupation: Adventurer
Marital Status: Widowed
Group affiliation: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The Murray Group

Story: After his adventures in Africa, Allan Quatermain lost himself in opium, until he was dragged back into the real world by Mina Murray. England needed the help of him and other extraordinary gentlemen [1] (Later known as the first Murray Group [4]). After the initial adventure, the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen continued until the Martians attacked leading to the death of two members and the dissolution of the team [3]. During their adventures Quatermain and Murray became lovers [2], and their adventures together continued at least up to 1958 [4].

On a mission to find the Fountain of Youth in Africa, Allan and Mina found the Fountain in 1901. Instead of reporting the find, Quartermain used it to become young again. The official story was that the Fountain was a hoax and Allan Quartermain had died on the failed mission. As a stroke of luck however, Mina had found his son Allan Quartermain Jr. [4].

Continuing as his son, Quartermain along with Mina traveled the World for the British Empire. In 1906 they met the immortal Orlando in Tibet, and in 1907 they found the Blazing World, a magical 4D world between the British Isles and the Arctic territories [4].

Only little is known about what Murray and Quartermain did until 1958. They were rumored to have gathered a new Murray Group and fought the minions of Cthulhu and Yuggoth in the 1920s, and during WWII they were on some mission for the Empire before vanishing to the Blazing World in 1944 [4].

In 1958 Murray and Quartermain resurfaced. The British Intelligence had collected a dossier about the Murray Group and its members, and Murray and Quartermain went to London to take the dossier. After stealing the dossier from Military Intelligence HQ the two went back to the Blazing World [4].

Continuity: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Publisher(s): America's Best Comics
DC Comics
Top Shelf Productions
First app.: Comics: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (vol. 1) #1 (1999)
Movies: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
Creator(s): Alan Moore
Kevin O'Neill
Country of origin: USA USA

Background notes: Allan Quatermain is H. Rider Haggard's famous character, mostly know for the book "King Solomon's Mines" and its movie adaptions. Contrary to the novel "Allan Quatermain", Quatermain didn't die. As it was noted in novel "Marie", no body was found, leaving the possibility that he might have survived, which he did in Alan Moore's version.

When The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (LXG) was released as a movie in 2003, Alan Quatermain was a part of the league, played by Sean Connery.

Related links/characters:
- ABC Characters
- Campion Bond
- Hawley Griffin
- Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde
- James Moriarty/M
- Nemo
- Wilhelmina Murray/Mina Harker/Mina Murray

References: 1: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (vol. 1) #1
2: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (vol. 2) #4
3: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (vol. 2) #6
4: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier