Vogons. They are one of the most unpleasant races in the galaxy. Not actually evil, but bad-tempered, bureaucratic, officious, and callous. They wouldn't even lift a finger to save their own grandmothers from the ravenous Bug-Blatter Beast of Traal without orders signed in triplicate, sent in, sent back, lost, found, queried, subjected to public inquiry, lost again, and finally buried in soft peat for three months and recycled as firelighter. On no account should you allow a Vogon to read poetry to you.
~ The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Vogons are an alien race, and are often considered to be the antagonists in Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. They have a strong hatred of humanity and are entirely evil, and they are extremely jurisdictional, bureaucratic, legislative, murderous, and uncaring towards others. They are known for have written the third worst poety in the universe, which they use to torture intruders. They are also known for successfully destroying the Earth for an intergalactic bypass, after getting orders from the galactic government. The Captain of the Contructor Fleet that demolished Earth was named Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz.


The Vogons originate from their home planet of Vogosphere. As soon as they crawled onto land, evolution itself was so disgusted by the creatures he created that he refused to let them evolve again. The race somehow managed to survive, through self-evolution by surgery, despite having a misplaced liver as a brain. They tore through their home planet, burning trees and killing animals for fun. Once they discovered space travel, they joined the Galactic government, and continued to satisfy their lust for destruction by demolishing planets. After demolishing Earth, it was repaired by the dolphins. Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz sot out to kill the two human beings in the universe to prevent the earth 10 million year program to find the ultimate question fron being completed. As the Golgafrinchans arrived the earth, extinct some species including the cavemen and evolved to modern humans, the program was alreadedy broken. However, he didn't know it. He seemingly succeeds in the fifth book, but the main characters got saved by Zephod Beeblebrox who brought them to a human colony on the planet Nano in the sixth book. He tried to destroy Nano, but was stopped by his son, Constant Mown, who likes humans.