Quiver Trembly

First Appearance:

November 11th, 1979

Known Relatives:

Tom Trembly, Brother
Shaky, Uncle (deceased)
Elia Mahoney, Aunt (deceased)
Breathless Mahoney, Step-Cousin (deceased)
Heartless Mahoney, Step-Cousin
Unnamed Third Mahoney Sister, Step-Cousin
Restless Mahoney, Step-Cousin, Once-Removed

Known Associates:

Angeltop Jones (deceased)
Prunella (deceased)
Egan Oipse (deceased)
Carl Craven

Created By:

Max Allan Collins &
Rick Fletcher

Can Be Found:

Dick Tracy: The Collins Casefiles Vol. 2
Dick Tracy Meets the Punks

Quiver Trembly was a young woman who had a shaking trait that she shared with her late uncle Shaky. She was a slender woman with dark hair.

Quiver was first seen talking to her brother Tom's lawyer, demanding he make an appeal on her brother's behalf, but the lawyer insisted that there was nothing he could do because Tom had attempted to blow up a middle school with dynamite.

The Tracy PlotEdit

Convinced that Tom was a political prisoner, she planned to hijack a plane in exchange for the government releasing him. She found Dick Tracy and his family at a California Airport (following the birth of Tracy's son Joseph Flintheart Tracy) and posed as a college student taking a picture of young Joe. This was a pretense so she could sneak a gun onboard in little Joe's baby carrier (which contained metal). Quiver managed to get her gun and hold the plane hostage in mid-flight, demanding her brother be released. After Tracy grabbed her gun away from her she took out a remote control for a bomb (which was a fake) so she could get her gun back. Tracy punched her in the face and she was taken into FBI custody upon landing.

Quiver's New AlliesEdit

Prunella and gang

Prunella, Angeltop, and Quiver (far right). The Xylon ring resurrected

Quiver somehow escaped federal custody and planned the jailbreak of Angeltop Jones, who was being transferred to a maximum security prison for women. Angeltop, having never met Quiver, was intrigued and grateful for her help. Quiver and her henchmen carjacked the squad car that Angeltop was in and Quiver's men diguised themselves as police officers, driving to a safe location. Quiver shot Lizz during the altercation, but only grazed her temple.

Quiver and Angeltop laid low for a while and eventually resurfaced with their partner Prunella LaBoche, the granddaughter of Pruneface. All three women shared the common bond that their relatives (Pruneface, Shaky, and Flattop) had been involved in the same World War II espionage ring to obtain the secret formula for the powerful explosive compound Xylon.

The Xylon PlotEdit

The three women planned to destroy Diet Smith's new Fusion Plant. They were originally planning on obtaining Plutonium from supplier Egan Oipse, but he was killed before they were able to make the exchange. Instead, they decided to use Xylon. The trio hid at the home of Carl Craven, an old college friend of Quiver's who was enamored of her. Quiver and Prunella made their ransom demand via television uplink to Dick Tracy, Diet Smith and an entire crowd of people all trapped in the compound. Quiver and Prunella were each eventually taken into FBI custody and Angeltop committed suicide before she could be arrested.


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    While Quiver was related to Shaky, she does not seem to have been especially close to or fond of her uncle, and she does not seem to be motivated by any desire to avenge him. She therefore does qualify in the category of a Revenge-Seeking Relative.