This month I'm participating in A to Z Challenge, where 100's of bloggers around the world challenge themselves to write every day for the month of April, working their way through the alphabet. I'm stitching the Buffy The Vampire Slayer alphabet cross stitch pattern (available from my Etsy store). Each day I will share that letter's stitching, as well as a bit about the relevant character.
Q is for Quentin Travers
Quentin Travers was a senior member of the Watcher's Council. He came over from England to conduct a dangerous rite of passage on Buffy's 18th birthday. Buffy survived the trial, however Giles' interference resulted in him being fired from the Council. Quentin reappeared a couple of years later in season 5 to share information on Glory, the Big Bad for that season, and reinstated Giles to the Council. Quentin was killed two years later when the Council's offices in London were blown up.
Quentin was the face of the Council, Giles' employer. He was the older version of Wesley (before Wesley appeared) - the "this is the way it's always been done, so this is the way we'll continue to do it". He only appeared a couple of times in the show, so I don't have a strong opinion of him - but he was a character that started with Q so he made it into the alphabet.