Quentin Coldwater

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Name: Quentin Coldwater
Occupation: Student
Location: New York, Brakebills University
Status: Alive
Fandom: The Magicians
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Quentin Coldwater is a character in the TV series The Magicians, which is based on the series of novels of the same name by Lev Grossman.


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Quentin is lifelong fan of the Fillory and Further series. He discovers that they are in fact based in truth and pose a danger to his world. He enrolls at Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy to be trained as a magician.

After his graduation from Brakebills, Penny brings him evidence of travel between worlds and he travels to Fillory. He returns to Earth, then returns to Fillory to become King of Fillory He is ejected from Fillory and returns mutliple times.

Quentin is bisexual. His canon love interests are Alice Quinn and Eliot Waugh.

He was killed off in the season 4 finale.


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His death sparked immediate controversy. Fans objected to the show killing off a character who has struggled with mental illness, and to killing of a queer character, contributing to the Bury Your Gays trope.


  • Quentin Coldwater/Eliot Waugh, is the most popular pairing for the character and the dominant pairing in this fandom.
  • Quentin Coldwater/Alice Quinn
  • Quentin Coldwater/Margo Hanson/Eliot Waugh

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