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Parts of this subject's history, such as their fate or identity as a human or replicant are determined by random generation, player action, or a combination of both. Thus, this article aims to acknowledge all of the possibilities.

Early Q was the owner and proprietor of Early Q's, a nightclub located in Nightclub Row.


Early Q was a suave, mysterious individual who ran his nightclub carefully. His bouncer, Hanoi, was wound fairly tight and kept people out of the VIP Lounge when necessary.[1]

He was known to molest young girls in his Nightclub - specifically giving orphans jobs as dancers - and a picture acquired by Blade Runner Ray McCoy analyzed on the Esper machine showed Early Q forcing himself upon Lucy Devlin, who appeared to be about fourteen years old.[1]

In November 2019, Ray McCoy investigated Early Q's in order to acquire more information about Dektora and followed up on leads regarding dragonfly merchandise. McCoy accessed the VIP room and met with Early, who was questioned about his knowledge of Lucy and Dektora. Early claimed to not recognize Lucy but told McCoy that Dektora was just about to perform a show in the next room.[1]

After Dektora's dance, McCoy had the opportunity to bypass Hanoi and enter Early's office. If McCoy found a disk hidden behind a painting, this prompted Early to find McCoy and offer him a drink. If McCoy then did nothing and accepted the drink, he was poisoned. If McCoy pulled his gun out on Early before he got a drink forced Early to sit down and, eventually, give McCoy another disk. McCoy then chose either to keep both disks or honor the deal and give Early back his secret disk.[1]

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Early can die by either being shot by the player or poisoned by scorpions left on his chair. However, these choices are non-canon, as Blade Runner: The Roleplaying Game indicates that Early is still alive in the year 2037.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Blade Runner (1997 game)