If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.
—Zaphod Beeblebrox to Trillian[src]

Zaphod Beeblebrox is a thrill-seeking, egotistical, and curt Betelgeusian criminal and former President of the Galaxy. Having stolen the starship Heart of Gold, he traveled the galaxy for some time, going on many bizarre adventures and searching for a purpose to his life.


Early Life[]

Zaphod Beeblebrox was born on Betelgeuse V and was a semi-cousin of Ford Prefect, with whom he shared three of the same mothers. Due to an accident with a contraceptive and a time machine, his direct ancestors from his father were also his direct descendants.[1][2]

Galactic Presidency[]

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Search for Magrathea[]

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Zaphod is said to be "clever, imaginative, irresponsible, untrustworthy, extrovert, nothing you couldn't have guessed." As President of the Galaxy, his responsibility in that position was to draw attention away from the true rulers of the universe. To that end, Zaphod and his outrageous behaviour were highly successful.


He is the only man to have survived the Total Perspective Vortex (albeit in an electronically synthesized universe which was created especially for him). He used his position as President of the Galaxy to steal the Heart of Gold, a spaceship taking advantage of the Infinite Improbability Drive, at its unveiling. He is also the inventor of the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster and is the only person alive who can drink more than three in a single sitting.

Zaphod has a successful business in secondhand biros. This may be due to his discovery of a planet where biros escape to. If so, he employed a man to sit on this now empty planet denying the whole thing.


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Appearances of Zaphod Beeblebrox


  • Zaphod considers Alice Beeblebrox his favorite mother.[3]
  • Zaphod has, at least on one occasion, carried adrenaline pills with him.[4]
  • By one account, Zaphod visited Brontitall in the midst of his search for the Ruler of the Universe, but that was later revealed to be a delusion brought on by a psychotic episode.[5][6]
  • In the Doctor Who webcast "Shada", versions of Zaphod and Arthur are seen imprisoned in Shada.