sometime after Violet and before Klaus (same time as his siblings)
(possibly) in The End
Brown (implied) (books)
Violet Baudelaire (implied)
- "Of course I'm going to help you!"
- —Quigley Quagmire
Until The Slippery Slope, Quigley was believed to have been killed in the same fire that destroyed the Quagmire Mansion and killed his parents. However, it is revealed that his mother hid him in a tunnel beneath the mansion, allowing him to survive the fire.
He is on the fire-fighting side of the V.F.D. schism.
Like his siblings, Quigley has an interest in a form of study, in his case cartography.
It is implied that he has a romantic interest in Violet Baudelaire.
Quigley, along with his triplet siblings Duncan and Isadora, was born sometime after Violet Baudelaire but before Klaus Baudelaire. At some stage in his early life, he developed an interest in cartography.
During the fire that burned the Quagmire Mansion down, his mother hid him underneath a trapdoor to protect him. She told him to wait there while she got his siblings, but she never returned. He was under there for several hours, until he found that it was a tunnel that took him to Dr. Montgomery Montgomery's house. The house was empty, meaning that the Baudelaires had moved on and Dr. Montgomery was already dead. This also implies that the Quagmire mansion burned down after the Baudelaire mansion. Quigley learned that his parents had died through an article in The Daily Punctilio and that his siblings had been sent to Prufrock Preparatory School. Quigley originally planned to gather supplies and join his siblings at the school, but then Jacques Snicket arrived at the house. Jacques, a member of the fire-fighting side of V.F.D., told Quigley many facts about V.F.D., including telling him about the Baudelaire orphans, who he was trying to track down.
Soon afterwards, Jacques left for Paltryville to continue searching for the Baudelaire orphans. Quigley stayed at Dr. Montgomery's house and read books in the library. However, one morning, he read an article saying that his siblings had been kidnapped from school. That same morning, he saw that someone had thrown a torch through the window of the Reptile Room, forcing him to leave quickly as the entire house burst into flames.
Since he no longer knew where Duncan and Isadora were, Quigley journeyed to Paltryville, hoping that Jacques could help him rescue his siblings. However, Jacques had already come and gone, but Quigley did find several notes that Jacques left behind. Instead of waiting there, Quigley decided his best chance in rescuing his siblings was to find help at the V.F.D. Headquarters.
The Slippery Slope
Quigley was presumed to be deceased until Violet and Klaus Baudelaire met him in a cave, where he had been resting with the Snow Scouts, on their way up the mountains. Quigley hints that he can be trusted by the Baudelaires through a series of phrases using the initials V.F.D. When the snow scouts are asleep, he directs and accompanies Violet and Klaus up an escape passage in the cave, known as a Vertical Flame Diversion. The friends finally arrive at V.F.D.'s old mountain headquarters, only to discover that the headquarters had been burned to the ground.
With their original plan defunct, Violet resolves to journey up the mountain to rescue Sunny from Count Olaf, and Quigley volunteers to go with her. He and Violet clearly have some romantic interest in each other, as was implied at a point when they decided to take a rest. Lemony Snicket states that he will respect Quigley and Violet's privacy for this moment, and as a result many believe that they kissed.
Violet and Quigley eventually reach the top of the mountain, where they find Sunny alive and well, and Quigley is introduced to her by Violet. After hiding from Olaf, Esmé Squalor, and Olaf's henchmen, Violet and Quigley travel back down the waterfall. Along with Klaus, they initially decide to set a trap for Esmé in order to hold her hostage. At the last minute they regret their decision and instead take Esmé back up the mountain disguised as nameless volunteers. They try to fool Olaf into giving them Sunny in exchange for false information about the Sugar Bowl, but their plan fails. The Baudelaires and Quigley are forced to flee by sailing a toboggan down the Stricken Stream. They escape Count Olaf, but the ice in the Stricken Stream breaks the toboggan, and Quigley is washed away by the current into a separate tributary. Before he disappears from the Baudelaire's sight, he yells Violet's name and asks her to wait for him at an unknown location.
In The Grim Grotto, Quigley sends a Volunteer Factual Dispatch to the Queequeg. He knows that the Baudelaires are aboard and says that they are in desperate need of the Baudelaires' assistance. The dispatch also contains two poems which uses Verse Fluctuation Declaration to code the meeting location.
Quigley met with Jacques' sister, Kit Snicket, and they were planning to meet up with the Baudelaire siblings, but he received word from Duncan and Isadora that they were being attacked in the sky by the V.F.D. eagles. Kit and Quigley stole a helicopter from a nearby botanist to help them and Hector. Only Quigley went on the helicopter, as Kit had to meet the Baudelaires. Quigley constructed a huge net to defend their self-sustaining hot air mobile home.
He managed at last to meet up with his siblings on the mobile home, but the eagles took out the balloons holding them up. Everyone inside the mobile home was sent toppling downwards, destroying the Queequeg directly below them. Quigley, Duncan, Isadora, Kit, Captain Widdershins, Fiona, Phil, Fernald, Hector, and Ink were all left stranded in the water, before the large question-mark shaped object, the Great Unknown, appeared below them. Kit and Ink managed to escape, while everyone else was pulled under. Kit states that one of Quagmire siblings was calling Violet's name as the Great Unknown reached them, which many believe was Quigley.
The Quagmires were ultimately stated to be "in circumstances just as dark ... [as] the Baudelaires'". The readers are left unsure if they are safe or not. It is possible that Quigley is deceased, but this is unclear since no one knows what truly happens when you are swallowed by the Great Unknown.
In the TV series, Quigley is portrayed by Dylan Kingwell, who also portrays Duncan. Quigley's main distinguishable feature from Duncan is his hairstyle, which is messier in comparison to Duncan's.
- The Austere Academy (mentioned only)
- The Ersatz Elevator (mentioned only)
- The Vile Village (mentioned only)
- The Slippery Slope
- The Grim Grotto (mentioned only)
- The Penultimate Peril (mentioned only)
- The End (mentioned only)
- A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV series)
- ↑ Many readers believe the Great Unknown is the Bombinating Beast. In Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?, it states that Lemony killed Hangfire when he pushes the villain into the mouth of the beast. If the two entities are the same and Lemony did actually kill Hangfire, then Quigley would also be deceased.