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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy | Characters

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Arthur Dent Arthur Dent, an average, everyday Englishman, is the protagonist of the novel who is forced to hitchhike around the galaxy when Earth is suddenly demolished. Read More
Ford Prefect Ford Prefect, an alien from a small planet somewhere near Betelgeuse, is stranded on Earth while doing research for the remarkable book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Read More
Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz is the flagship captain of the Vogon Constructor Fleet, which was sent by the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council to demolish Earth. Read More
Zaphod Beeblebrox Zaphod Beeblebrox is the 200-year-old, two-headed, three-armed, incompetent (and valued for being so) President of the Imperial Galactic Government. Read More
Trillian Trillian—also known as Trisha McMillan—is a highly intelligent Earth girl who meets Zaphod Beeblebrox at a party in Islington and hitches a ride with him six months before Earth's destruction. Read More
Marvin Marvin, a chronically depressed, existential robot, has been designed by the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation and placed aboard the starship Heart of Gold. Read More
Benjy and Frankie Benjy and Frankie are hyperintelligent pandimensional beings who assume the form of mice to run Earth's 10-million-year-long computer program. Read More
Barman The barman is a dignified old man who runs the Horse and Groom pub down the road from Arthur's house.
Deep Thought Deep Thought, a stupendous city-sized supercomputer, is designed to run a 7.5-million-year-long program to find the Ultimate Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything.
Eddie Eddie is the starship Heart of Gold's insanely cheerful computer whose emotional responses are often inappropriate to the situation.
Fook Fook is one of two computer programmers responsible for activating the supercomputer Deep Thought and assigning it the task of finding the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything.
Loonquawl Loonquawl is a descendant of the pandimensional beings who set up the supercomputer Deep Thought and is later transformed into a mouse to navigate the new computer Earth.
Lunkwill Lunkwill is one of two computer programmers responsible for activating the supercomputer Deep Thought and assigning it the task of finding the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything.
Majikthise Majikthise is a philosopher representing the Amalgamated Union of Philosophers, Sages, Luminaries, and Other Thinking Persons who want Deep Thought's program stopped.
Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England, wrote the very worst poetry in the universe, which was lost in the destruction of Earth.
Phouchg Phouchg is a descendant of the pandimensional beings who set up the supercomputer Deep Thought and is later transformed into a mouse to navigate the new computer Earth.
Mr. L. Prosser Mr. L. Prosser, a 40-year-old fat, shabby civil servant and descendant of Genghis Khan, is in charge of the demolition crew sent to tear down Arthur Dent's house.
Slartibartfast Slartibartfast, a tallish, elderly inhabitant of the planet-builder Magrathea, specializes in designing fjords and reveals the truth about Earth to Arthur.
The Dentrassis The Dentrassis are huge, furry creatures who serve as cooks and drink mixers aboard Vogon spaceships.
Two cops The two cops are methane-breathing life-forms sent to Magrathea to arrest Zaphod Beeblebrox for stealing the Heart of Gold.
Vogon guard The Vogon guard is young, huge, and pleased with the task of throwing Ford and Arthur off Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz's flagship.
Vroomfondel Vroomfondel is the second philosopher representing the Amalgamated Union of Philosophers, Sages, Luminaries, and Other Thinking Persons who want Deep Thought's program stopped.
Yooden Vranx Yooden Vranx is the former President of the Galaxy who advises Zaphod to steal the starship Heart of Gold.
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