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Yooden Vranx Character Analysis

The former president of the galaxy. When they were young, Zaphod and Ford met Yooden while raiding his ship, which was a heavily armored “megafreighter.” Impressed by Zaphod’s ability to get past the ship’s security measures, Yooden welcomed them with “food and booze” before teleporting them directly to a maximum security prison. Later, when he was president, he came to Zaphod and told him to steal the Heart of Gold and find Magrathea. Unfortunately, though, Zaphod doesn’t know why Yooden told him to do this, since Yooden is now dead. What’s more, Zaphod has tampered with his own brain so that the memory is no longer clear. All he knows is that Yooden wanted him—for some reason—to find Magrathea.
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Yooden Vranx Character Timeline in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The timeline below shows where the character Yooden Vranx appears in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 29
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...he first decided to run for president, which was “shortly after the death of President Yooden Vranx .” (full context)
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When Zaphod was young he and Ford hijacked Yooden Vranx ’s “Arcturan megafreighter.” These ships were hard to infiltrate, but Zaphod managed to do it.... (full context)