Religion: not determined yet
Alter Ego: Major Boothroyd
Other Names: Boothroyd; Algernon; Quartermaster; Q of MI6; Q "Algy" Algernon; Algernon Boothroyd
First Appearance: Casino Royale (1953) - book 1 in James Bond series
First Appearance (Additional Details): (Q first mentioned) Casino Royale (1953) - book 1 in James Bond series; (Major Boothroyd mentioned specifically) Dr. No (1958) - book 6 in James Bond series
Creators: Ian Fleming
Number of Appearances: 40
Comic Book Appearances: 7
TV, Film Appearances: 30
Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 3
Ally: James Bond
It is possible that the very earliest references to "Q" in Ian Fleming's earlier James Bond novels were actually references to Q Branch generally and not references to Q as a character.
Major Boothroyd appears for the first time in Fleming's sixth James Bond novel, Dr. No.
As might be expected, Q's appearance in Ian Fleming's James Bond novels predates his appearance in any film. Interestingly enough, Q was first identified as "Major Boothroyd" in the film series - in Dr. No (1962). The character was not referred to on screen as "Q" until Goldfinger (1964).
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