Real Name: Marvin

Identity/Class: Robot

Occupation: Servant

Affiliations: Arthur Dent; Ford Prefect; Trillian; Zaphod Beeblebrox

Enemies: None known

Known Relatives: None known

Aliases: Your Plastic Pal Who's Fun To Be With; The Paranoid Android

Base of Operations: Travels the known universe, although he did spend several million years working in a car park on Magruthea.

First Appearance: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Powers/Abilities: Marvin has a brain the size of a planet (genuinely - most of it exists in hyperspace). He is smart enough to out-think most other machines - in one instance he tricks a tank into blowing out the floor beneath it.

The movie MarvinHistory: Marvin is the ship's robot on the starship Heart of Gold. He is a fine example of Sirius Cybernetics Corporation's 'Genuine People Personalities' technology. He is very, very depressed about this. He has a brain the size of a planet, yet is rarely given the chance to use it. Mostly he finds himself waiting several million years to park cars for an exclusive restaurant, staying on space ships being driven into the hearts of suns so that he can manually work the teleport to save everyone else on board, being dropped several miles on to solid rock, and being left to defend himself against awesome military technology. He finds none of these things enjoyable. Thanks to time travel, he is now a couple of times older than the universe itself, something else he finds depressingly tedious.

Comments: In both the radio and TV version Marvin was voiced by Stephen Moore. The body of Marvin in the TV series was played by David Learner. In the recent movie, Marvin's body was played by Warwick Davies, and his voice provided by Alan Rickman.

Thanks to Ashton McAllan for informing me of Marvin's ability to talk other machines to death. Thanks to Quentin Kendall for the note about Marvin being older than the universe.

William DeBruin notes that under enemies, it might be more accurate to put "The whole universe(at least if you listen to him)." While this is true to Marvin's viewpoint and worth mentioning here in the comments, since most of the universe wasn't really out to get him, I think it'd be misleading to put them in the enemies.


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