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I'm Quentin. I'm the student body president. Welcome to Elgen Academy.
~ Quentin to Taylor

Quentin is the secondary antagonist of the Michael Vey book series by Richard Paul Evans. He is the leader of the group of Elgen Glows. He has the power to create electromagnetic pulses, which damage and shut off machinery. He works with the Elgen Corporation.


Not much is known about Quentin's past except that he was one of the 17 children accidentally granted electrical powers upon birth by a malfunctioning experimental machine. It can be assumed that his parents were killed by Hatch and he was "rescued" by the Elgen at an early age.


The Prisoner of Cell 25

Quentin is introduced in the first book as the most popular of the Glows at Elgen. He is kind and hospitable towards the other Glows, especially Tara. When Michael comes to rescue the kidnapped Taylor, Quentin flees.

Rise of the Elgen

Quentin forms a rivalry with fellow Glow Torstyn, though it is frowned upon by Hatch. Hatch names Quentin the head of the youths, but has Torstyn answer only to him.

Quentin and the others go to Peru to learn the workings of the Elgen Starxource plant, where they reside. After Michael is captured, Quentin and the others go to mock him. Michael verbally fends them off. Later, during his escape, Michael throws a lightning ball at an observation booth where Hatch and the Glows are. Quentin escapes.

Battle of the Ampere

Quentin aids Hatch in overthrowing the Elgen board and taking over the Ampere, and Hatch names him second in command of the Elgen Corporation. The Ampere is later destroyed by Michael.

Hunt for Jade Dragon

After the destruction of the Ampere, Quentin and the others take up residence on the Faraday. He is later sent by Hatch to the Taiwanese Starxource plant to guard the captured Jade Dragon. While there, Michael attacks and frees her, and a reformed Nichelle defeats and briefly tortures him and Tara.

Storm of Lightning

As a result of the attack on the Taiwanese plant, Hatch sentences Captain Welch to death. Quentin, being Welch's friend, refuses to let that happen. He talks the other youths into rebelling against Hatch, who told them that they are superior to humans despite the fact that he himself is a human. Quentin frees Welch.

Quentin later helps Hatch conquer the small island nation of Tuvalu and enslave its people. Hatch renames the nation "The Hatch Islands" and names Quentin king, only answering to him.

However, Hatch discovers Quentin's plan and arrests him and the other youths. Quentin is sentenced to have his tongue cut out and be imprisoned in a monkey cage in the Hatch Islands' zoo. When Quentin retaliates, he is sent to the dreaded Cell 25 for torture before his sentence is carried out.

Fall of Hades

In Fall of Hades, Quntin is released from Cell 25 and thrown into a monkey cage with nothing but a small loincloth. Hatch forces the people to throw fruit at him.

Quentin is later rescued by Welch and the Electroclan, and he reluctantly joins them in their fight.

Michael Vey 7

Quentin will most likely appear in the currently unnamed seventh book as a hero or anti-hero.


Quentin is polite and sophisticated towards his fellow Glows (excluding the Electroclan) and the Elgen. He tries to keep up a clean reputation and only gets violent when necessary. Despite this, he sees humans as a lower species due to his power and hopes to one day exterminate them all.


Quentin is described as being very handsome, with blonde hair and a thin beard.


  • He is sometimes described as Michael's dark opposite.
  • He is the most popular of the Elgen youths, making the other boys jealous and the girls have crushes on him.

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