History Characters / TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy

23rd Mar '16 1:07:58 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* TheDragAlong: In ''Life, The Universe, and Everything'', Ford isn't too keen on the whole "saving-the-universe" thing, but is dragged along by Slartibartfast anyway.
22nd Mar '16 1:40:02 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* TheBlindLeadingTheBlind:

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* TheBlindLeadingTheBlind: Anytime Ford tries to attempt {{Technobabble}} it becomes abundantly clear he knows as little (and sometimes less) about it as Arthur. One moment in the radio series had him try to explain TimeTravel with a wine bottle and a napkin.
22nd Jan '16 10:32:32 PM nombretomado
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-> Radio: Peter Jones (first and second series), William Franklyn (third, fourth, and fifth); TV: Peter Jones; Film: StephenFry

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-> Radio: Peter Jones (first and second series), William Franklyn (third, fourth, and fifth); TV: Peter Jones; Film: StephenFry
Creator/StephenFry
29th Dec '15 8:45:01 PM ImaginaryMetroid
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* TheWatson: He's knew to the whole universe thing. Bonus points for being played by ''Creator/MartinFreeman'' who played the TropeNamer on ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''.

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* TheWatson: He's knew new to the whole universe thing. Bonus points for being played by ''Creator/MartinFreeman'' who played the TropeNamer on ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''.
24th Oct '15 11:19:13 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ChekhovsGunman: She is revealed to have been the woman at the start of the first book who had the startling revelation.
24th Oct '15 10:00:44 AM CynicalBastardo
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* LimitedWardrobe: He's stuck in his pyjamas and dressing gown until ''Literature/SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish''.
21st Oct '15 11:43:15 AM hobbitguy1420
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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: That's right, [[PlanetOfHats the entire race]]. So much so that a Vogon won't lift a finger to save their own grandmother from a painful death without an overly elaborate amount of paperwork being signed first.

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: That's right, [[PlanetOfHats the entire race]]. So much so that a Vogon won't lift a finger to save their own grandmother from a painful death without an overly elaborate amount of paperwork being signed first. In triplicate.
13th Oct '15 10:54:32 AM TheLyniezian
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* DeadpanSnarker: In one line towards the Guide Mark II:
--> 'Oh, great. A laser show,' said Random fractiously. 'Never seen one of ''those'' before, except at about five million rock concerts.'
13th Oct '15 10:48:43 AM TheLyniezian
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Unintentionally; there's a throwaway line Arthur makes near the beginning of the story about [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor wishing he had a daughter so he could forbid her to marry a Vogon.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Unintentionally; there's a throwaway line Arthur makes near the beginning of the story about [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor wishing he had a daughter so he could forbid her to marry a Vogon.]]]] The stage adaptation treats this as a BrickJoke.



* UnwittingPawn [[spoiler:Being manipulated by the Guide Mk II.]]

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* UnwittingPawn UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Being manipulated by the Guide Mk II.]]
21st Sep '15 12:58:27 PM madhatter42
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* ArtifactAlias: Ford Prefect is so named due to a research error in which he originally [[MistookTheDominantLifeform identified cars, not humans, as the dominant life form on Earth]]. However, he continues to be called this (as opposed to his birth name, which is unpronounceable, or his childhood nickname, Ix) by everyone long after Earth is destroyed. Even characters who hadn't seen him since before he was stranded on Earth and would have [[FridgeLogic no way of knowing this pseudonym]], like childhood friend and semi-cousin Zaphod Beeblebrox.

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* ArtifactAlias: Ford Prefect is so named due to a research error in which he originally [[MistookTheDominantLifeform identified cars, not humans, as mistook the dominant life form on Earth]]. name 'Ford Prefect' as an equivalent to 'John Smith', without realising that it was the name of a popular model of car.However, he continues to be called this (as opposed to his birth name, which is unpronounceable, or his childhood nickname, Ix) by everyone long after Earth is destroyed. Even characters who hadn't seen him since before he was stranded on Earth and would have [[FridgeLogic no way of knowing this pseudonym]], like childhood friend and semi-cousin Zaphod Beeblebrox.Beeblebrox.
** In the movie this was changed to that he [[MistookTheDominantLifeform identified cars, not humans, as the dominant life form on Earth]].
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