History Characters / TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy

5th Jul '17 11:37:16 PM LBHills
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* ApocalypseMaiden: Random's actions lead directly to the annihilation of the Earth. (The second one.)
5th Jul '17 11:33:17 PM LBHills
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* TheDragAlong: Being depressed at all times, he has to be dragged along by the other characters.

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* TheDragAlong: Being depressed at all times, he He has to be dragged along by the other characters.characters: he'd much rather lie somewhere, moping.



* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness "I think I feel good about it."]] Said in response to the God's last message to His creation: "We apologize for the inconvenience."]]

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* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness "I think I feel good about it."]] Said in This was his response to the God's last message to His creation: "We apologize for the inconvenience."]]



* DeathSeeker: He would like nothing better than to finally die. He envies the dead and dying.

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* CompleteImmortality: Wowbagger is eternal.
* DeathSeeker: He would like nothing better than to finally die. He Subverted. While he envies the dead and dying.dying, he knows there's no point in trying to emulate them.



* {{Jerkass}}: Wowbagger has become entirely soured by his immortality. He doesn't like anybody. So he decided to tell them so.
* NoodleImplements: How Wowbagger became immortal involves a rubber band, a boxed lunch, and a high-powered particle accelerator. People who have attempted to recreate the circumstances that made him immortal have failed, looking very stupid (or very dead) in the process. Or both.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Wowbagger has become entirely soured by his immortality. He doesn't like anybody. So he decided to tell them so.
so. All of them. Everywhere.
* NoodleImplements: How Wowbagger became immortal involves through a curious accident involving a rubber band, a boxed lunch, and a high-powered particle accelerator. People who have attempted accelerator.
** The book throws in a DoNotDoThisCoolThing warning: "The precise details of the accident are not important because no one has ever been able
to recreate the circumstances that made him immortal exact circumstances, and a lot of people have failed, wound up looking very stupid (or silly, or very dead) in the process. Or both.dead, or both, trying."


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--> '''Fenchurch:''' You would be astounded how bored people can become in that queue.
17th Jun '17 4:51:01 AM madhatter42
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* TheHedonist: All he wants from life is to drink copious amounts of alcohol and dance with girls.
2nd Jun '17 2:17:30 PM FordPrefect
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->Radio: Jane Horrocks

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->Radio: Jane Horrocks
Horrocks; TV: uncredited
2nd Jun '17 2:14:27 PM FordPrefect
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* SuckinessIsPainful: Vogon poetry can kill people. The mere ''threat'' of Vogon poetry can kill people. The only species that made worse poetry is humanity.

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* SuckinessIsPainful: Vogon poetry can kill people. The mere ''threat'' of Vogon poetry can kill people. The only species that Only one or two creatures in the universe ever made worse poetry is humanity.
(including a human).
1st Jun '17 5:09:18 PM Gregzilla
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* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler:[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness "I think I feel good about it."]] Said in response to the God's last message to His creation: "We apologize for the inconvenience."]]
24th May '17 11:51:27 PM FordPerfect
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* ArtifactAlias: Ford Prefect is so named due to a research error in which he mistook the 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. The explanation is apparently that the Galactic civil service has access to time machines - who doesn't? - and finds it easier to change his name so that it has ''always'' been "Ford Prefect" than it would be for them to maintain two records for the same person.
** 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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* ArtifactAlias: Ford Prefect is so named due to a research error in which he mistook the name 'Ford Prefect' as an equivalent to 'John Smith', without realising that it was the name of a popular model of car. car, which his shoddy research had led him to believe was Earth's dominant species.[[note]]This is backed up in the Author's Note in The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the one-volume compilation of the Trilogy, published well before the movie deal was finally struck.[[/note]] 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. The explanation is apparently that the Galactic civil service has access to time machines - who doesn't? - and finds it easier to change his name so that it has ''always'' been "Ford Prefect" than it would be for them to maintain two records for the same person.
** In the movie this was changed to that he [[MistookTheDominantLifeform identified cars, not humans, as the dominant life form on Earth]].
person.
11th Apr '17 9:54:45 PM FordPrefect
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* TinmanTypist: Marvin sometimes uses vocal commands. In the TV version he opens the black spaceship's airlock by saying "Abracadiodularservosystems". It would be hard to judge whether he would find a plug in or voice control easier. He'd certainly be depressed by either option. In the novels, on the one occasion he directly interfaced with another AI it was ''DrivenToSuicide, so it's probably justified.

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* TinmanTypist: Marvin sometimes uses vocal commands. In the TV version he opens the black spaceship's airlock by saying "Abracadiodularservosystems". It would be hard to judge whether he would find a plug in or voice control easier. He'd certainly be depressed by either option. In the novels, on the one occasion he directly interfaced with another AI it was ''DrivenToSuicide, DrivenToSuicide, so it's probably justified.
11th Apr '17 9:50:40 PM FordPrefect
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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.

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* TheBlindLeadingTheBlind: Anytime Ford tries to attempt {{Technobabble}} {{Technobabble}}, it becomes abundantly clear he knows as little (and sometimes less) about it as Arthur.Arthur, or sometimes less. One moment in the radio series had him try to explain TimeTravel with a wine bottle and a napkin.
17th Feb '17 9:35:15 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AdaptationalyNationalityChange: She's American in the TV series and the film.

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* AdaptationalyNationalityChange: AdaptationalNationality: She's American in the TV series and the film.
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