Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy: Biographies
The late Douglas Adams created a group of believable misfits that fans of the show immediately warmed to.
They symbolise the ordinary group of people in an extraordinary situation and I guess, most of us can relate to all of them.
The Character section of this guide is interpretative. Most people have their own impressions of the main players and... this is mine. By all means send me your thoughts and I may add them as a comments to this page.
Marvin - one of the most infuriating robots ever conceived.
This robot is programmed with a personality that would depress even the most enthusiastic Amway Distributor. We quote some of Marvin's lines in all sorts of situations.
Marvin is probably the best loved character in the whole saga.
Yes, Ford Prefect managed to get the entry changed from 'Earth: Harmless' to 'Earth:Mostly harmless.'
Zaphod Beeblebrox- A ruthless and completely cool geezer. Most of us want, in some way to be like this dude. He has taken shallowness to the extreme by sporting three arms and two heads just to look different.
Arthur Dent - "What?, Any tea?, I don't understand!" Would be the words he would always be remembered for. The last of the human race (besides Trillian of course) is represented by all the things we know and love about ourselves.
Slartibartfast- This old geezer is as cool as Zaphod in his own way. Not short of the odd cutting quip, he is most noted for his award winning crinckly patterns on the coastlines of Earth. Yes, this dude helps to build planets.
Trillian in many instances, has proven that she is the only sane member of the group, she keeps a cool(ish) head when things look black.
The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy character biographies are © 1999, 2000 Tony Fawl.
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