As a psychiatrist, Halfrunt realised that should the Ultimate Question to Life, the Universe, and Everything ever be found, the psychiatric profession would lose the business of its vast, bewildered and highly profitable clientele. Therefore, it was Halfrunt that ordered and paid the Vogons to demolish the Earth (under the premise of building a hyperspace bypass). Following that, he had Jeltz hunt down the Heart of Gold and attempt to destroy it. Believing that Arthur Dent and Trillian (the last two members of Earth's original programming) were killed, he returned to his profitable business.
While the crew of the Heart of Gold survived that attack, Halfrunt's order eventually led to the destruction of the replacement Earth that was brought in from a different part of the "Whole Sort of General Mish Mash", due to the Vogons' obsession with finishing the job; the Earth was finally laid waste, under the watchful eye of the Vogons, by the Grebulons.
On at least one point in his life, he lived on the planet Viltvodle VI.
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