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If you have not yet finished Mostly Harmless, the fifth book in The Hitch-Hikers' Guide to the Galaxy trilogy, you are advised to leave this node immediately as it will completely ruin the plot and negate the mind-screwing effects of the book.
Thank you for listening.
In Mostly Harmless
, Stavro Mueller Beta is the name of a club
in which someone tries to shoot Arthur Dent
, but he ducks and the bullet
instead hits and kill
s Agradjag, who for some reason is unendingly killed by Arthur Dent
every time he is resurrected
The significance of this is that in Life, the Universe, and Everything
, the third book
in the trilogy
, Agradjag tries to get revenge
on Arthur Dent
but cannot because he has not been to Stavro Mueller Beta and thus must in future be there in order to indirect
Agradjag. Therefore, Arthur Dent
's life is assured until he reaches this place, and constantly asks about its location
so that he can avoid it.
However, because he has only heard the name spoken
out loud, he cannot look it up, and reaches this club believing it to be some planet
somewhere. When he gets shot at there, and ducks leaving the shot to kill someone else, he finally realise
s and goes into shock, just in time to see the Earth
getting blown up (again).
This also explains why the bowl of petunias
says "Oh no not again
" in book