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"Jesus Christ Sam, do you have to blow everything up?"
―Quinn to Sam after he blows up a bridge with C-4.[src]

Penelope Quinn was a member of the Earth Defense Force who served the EDF Signal Corps as a communications officer and was also a member of the Alien Artifact Acquisition. She first appears as a minor supporting character in Serious Sam 3: BFE, but plays a larger role in Serious Sam 4.


Quinn was born in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In her later years, when Mental attacked humanity, she was in the process of preparing to move from Earth to a human colony in Alpha Centauri, where she hoped to become a professional vidcaster. With the Mental War tearing apart the intersteller communications infrastructure, she decided it was best to put her technical knowledge to use in the struggle to protect Earth, and joined the Earth Defense Force Signal Corps.


Serious Sam 3: BFE[]

Quinn is not seen in Serious Sam 3, but only heard on Sam's earpiece. Throughout the game, Quinn speaks to Sam to give him hints and reminders, as well as strategies to overcome or solve puzzles, which was part of his objective to activate the Time-Lock. One instance of this was when Quinn tries to help Sam enter the Sphinx and gain access to the secret chamber that was inside the Great Pyramid.

However, Sam would often ignore her advice and decides to go ahead with blowing up the Sphinx by detonating it with explosives, and afterwards, Quinn was shocked to how he dealt with the situation, but he cut her off soon after. Despite this, it turns out that the entrance to the secret chamber was hidden in the Sphinx all along.

Quinn, like many of the other members of the Earth Defense Force, is killed in a sneak attack by Mental's forces. This is confirmed by Hellfire after she tells Sam that their base had been hit.

Serious Sam 4[]

Quinn in the briefing room.

Quinn is first heard speaking to Sam about the status of the EDF convey on their way to the Vatican in Rome. He tells her about the situation and hangs up. Later on, she meets up with Sam and the rest of the team telling her they have been unable to contact Carter and Father Mikhail since they headed into Rome, so she sends him and Rodriguez to rescue them.


Quinn was a Caucasian woman in her mid-thirties dressed in a business suit. She had a slender figure, dark brown hair tied up in a bun and had brown eyes. She was often seen holding an EDF clipboard.

Personality and skills[]

Quinn was generally a calm and laid-back person, but she also had a serious side to her. She would become stressed from her duties, as a lot of her collegues started becoming too dependent on her.


Howard Brand[]

She respected Brand as a higher authority of military personnel, and would always comply with his orders, even if she knew it was dangerous.

Sam Stone[]

Quinn and Sam seemed to have a quarreling relationship, and she was sometimes forced to deal with his methods. She admired his passion and sense of humor, but would become annoyed with him if he did something extremely wreckless, such as when he blew up priceless artifacts such as the Great Sphinx with explosives.


  • She was on permanent loan to the Alien Artifact Acquistion, as she was the only member of the EDF Signal Corps who could deal with Sam's unorthodox methods.
  • She performed yoga to reduce her stress.


List of appearances[]