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Who's this guy Ford?
Name: Ford's original name is unknown. He was christened in an obscure Betelgeusian dialect spoken by the Praxibetels on Betelgeuse VII which were all (with the exception of Ford's father) wiped out by the "Great Hrung Disaster of Gal./Sid./Year 03758". Ford never learned to say his original name.
At school Ford was nicknamed 'Ix', which in the language of Betelgeuse V means: "a boy who is not able satisfactorily to explain what a Hrung is, nor why it should choose to collapse on Betelgeuse Seven".
The name 'Ford Prefect' was chosen by Ford after arriving on the Earth for being "nicely inconspicious" - he had skimped a bit on his preparatory research (for those of you who don't know where the joke is in the name: a 'Ford Prefect' is a car).
Looks: He's not conspiciously tall, his features are "striking but not conspiciously handsome". The hair is wiry, gingerish and brushed backwards from the temples. His skin "seemed to be pulled backwards from the nose".
Relatives: Ford is the semi-cousin of Zaphod Beeblebrox. The radio series gives us some more insight, when Zaphod introduces Ford to Trillian as his semi-cousin "who shares three of the same mothers as me".
Profession: Ford is a roving researcher for this wholly remarkable book, the The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. In fact, it seems as if he was one of the originial crew who started the whole thing.
Abillities: Ford is capable of Pheromene Control, a technique he learned from some Ex-Pralite monks running a mind surfing resort in the hills of hunian.
Interests: Parties, dancing and getting drunk, generally having a good time.

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