And there are numerous parallels to the band The Rolling Stones in this book. This is the s version of the statue of Britannia which appeared in previous League books. Britannia is a personification of the British Empire. In previous books she appeared on the incomplete Channel Causeway bridge near the white cliffs of Dover seen in the backgroundbut she was in classical garb.
Unidentified son deceased Aliases: None Base of Operations: Skilled hunter and fighter. Unparalleled marksman with a rifle. Though Allan Quatermain was once Britannia's greatest hero, he had slipped away from the Empire. His final adventure cost him his only son, whom he'd promised to protect, sending him off to retirement in Kenya, where he befriended a man called Nigel who posed as him to get rid of anyone looking for him just for stories of his adventures.
However, when a criminal known as the Fantom brought Europe to League of extraordinary gentlemen brink of war, a representative of the British government, Sanderson Reed, was sent to recruit Quatermain to head a new incarnation of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, unique adventurers who had protected England and later Britain through many centuries.
Quatermain was tracked down at the Britannia club in Africa, but initially refused to take the mission. However, after Nigel and the other members of the club were killed when the Fantom's men attacked the club while trying to kill Quatermain, he was drawn back into action to save the Empire.
He came to enjoy his new adventure, not only because of the friendship of his teammates and the thrill of being out in the action again, but because he met someone who reminded him of his lost son; Special Agent Tom Sawyer, of the American Secret Service. Having recruited the reclusive Dorian Gray and had their first skirmish with the Fantom's men, the League proceeded to Paris, where Quatermain managed to capture the previously uncatchable Edward Hyde, and add him to their numbers.
They then travelled to Venice, during which trip Quatermain taught Sawyer the true art of the gun, and how to take out a target at almost nine hundred yards away.
In the Italian city the team thwarted an attempt to destroy the city and a vital peace conference. During this episode, they battled the Fantom's men once more, and Quatermain managed to unmask the Fantom himself, revealing him to be their superior, M.
The group pursued the fleeing villain, but treachery within their own ranks nearly destroyed them and left them far behind in the chase. Thanks to the cunning of the Invisible Man though, they regained the trail, and tracked their prey to the far side of the world.
In the attack on the Fantom's fortress, the team split up. Quatermain and Sawyer went after the Fantom, and the former proved himself far more than just a hunter when he deduced the true identity of the Fantom - Professor James Moriarty, the Napoleon of Crime.
Quatermain took on Moriarty in single combat, but although he did well, when he turned away to shoot down the Fantom's invisible man, Sanderson Reed, who was holding Sawyer hostage, Moriarty stabbed him in the back. With Quatermain wounded, and the Fantom getting away, Sawyer took up Quatermain's elephant gun, taking out the Fantom with the method taught to him by Quatermain.
As Quatermain died, his last words to Sawyer were: However, given that a witch doctor began chanting above his grave as the League left, and that Quatermain himself claimed he had been told "Africa would not let him die", the legend of Allan Quatermain may not be over yet Played by Sean Connery in the movie version of the series.
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Allan Quatermain (movie version).
Real Name: Allan Quatermain. Identity/Class: Normal human. Occupation: (former) hunter; (current) agent of the British government. Affiliations: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Enemies: Professor Moriarty/Fantom, Dorian Gray Known Relatives: Unidentified son (deceased).
Aliases: None. Base of Operations: The Secret Wing of the British . The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a group of British citizen and colonial secret agents, employed by the British Government until the midth Century, that serves to protect England from threats, both normal and paranormal.
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