| This article, Janov Pelorat, contains spoilers. Be forewarned, plot and/or ending details follow.
An elderly historian, Pelorat has never left the Foundation or even Terminus itself. When Pelorat is assigned to help Golan Trevize, it marks the first time he has ever traveled to any degree. While Trevize thought they were searching for the Second Foundation, Pelorat believes they are searching for Earth. When their search becomes for Earth, Pelorat's knowledge of countless legends about the planet proves to be quite useful. Pelorat and Trevize become friends through the course of their travels, and Pelorat eventually fall in love with Bliss when their ship arrives at Gaia.