The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Character Descriptions

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Zaphod Beeblebrox

This character is described as having two heads and three arms, the third arm having been attached "to improve his ski-boxing." As the President of the Imperial Galactic Government, this character presides over a ceremony unveiling the Heart of Gold, which he promptly steals.

Arthur Dent

This character was born and raised on Earth, and he is the book's protagonist.


This character is the computer on board the Heart of Gold.


One of the computer programmers who was responsible for programming Deep Thought, the second greatest computer in the Universe of Time and Space, to solve the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything.

Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz

The commander of the ship that provides Arthur and Ford an escape from the destruction of Earth. He first tortures the stowaways by reading his awful Vogon poetry to them, then orders them thrown out of...

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